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a deadly confrontation at the u.s. capitol leads to new concerns about security. also the head of the minneapolis police homicide division delivers damning testimony regarding the death of george floyd. and striking out. major league baseball pulls its all-star game from georgia because of the state's new law making it harder to vote. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta welcome to all-o of u
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watching. i'm kim brunhuber. this is cnn newsroom. for the second time this year a capitol police officer has been killed in the line of duty. flags at the u.s. capitol and the white house have been lowered to half staff to mourn his death. the violent confrontation began midday friday when the suspect rammed a car into the security barricade. police say the driver then lunged at officers with a knife, stabbing one of them before he was fatally shot. another officer was also winded. cnn's jessica dean has the latest. >> reporter: the united states capitol on high alert again as another attack left one capitol police officer dead and another injured. >> the suspect rammed his car into two of our officers. >> reporter: and 25-year-old suspect noah green, rammed this
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green sedan into a barricade at the capitol building before striking two officers, before exiting that vehicle and charging at the officers with a knife. >> the suspect did start lunging toward u.s. capitol police officers, at which time u.s. capitol police officers fired upon the suspect. >> reporter: a law enforcement official telling cnn one officer was stabbed. >> it is with a very heavy heart that i announce one of our officers has sucombed to his injuries. >> reporter: william billy evans an 18 year veteran of the force is the second capitol police officer to die while on duty in just the last three months. house speaker nancy pelosi calling him a, quote, martyr for our democracy. and president biden ordering fl fl flags to be lowered half staff. just as security measures were ramping down with fences being
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removed around the capitol. >> what it shows is that there are people out there that want to hurt us, and so we've got to do more and we've got to do better. >> reporter: authorities are still working to determine a motive in all of this, but we know in the weeks before the attack the suspect had posted to social media about losing his job, about medical issues and also about his fear that the government had targeted him for what he called mind control. jessica dean, cnn, capitol hill. lawmakers are offering messages of condolences for the fallen officer. senate democratic leader chuck schumer tweeting for his service to our capitol everyone who serves at and visits our country we'll forever be indebted to the officer. and senate republican leader mcconnell writing i'm heartbroken officer evans was
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killed today in the line of duty on this good friday. let's pray for healing for the surviving officer, comfort for officer evans' family and all the officers with the united states capitol police. cnn legal and national security analyst asha rangappa joins me now from connecticut. she's also a former fbi special agent and lecturer at yale university. thanks so much for being here with us. first of all i want to get your reaction to this, the second deadly attack on the capitol in three months. >> yes, well, i think the main question here is what is the motivation? you know, looking at this we know it's not an accident. this person rammed into the barricade injuring one law enforcement officer and killing another. and then he exited the vehicle with a knife. so clearly he had intentions. and the question is what were those intentions?
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were they motivated by some kind of ideology? does this fall into the terrorism bucket, or was this a lone actor acting out perhaps some frustrations or, you know, grievances against the government? and i think that's what the investigation now is seeking to uncover. >> yeah, certainly we don't know the details as you say. from what we are to glean from those who knew him best it seems to have been a lone wolf attack from someone without a larger network that could have say penetrated by law enforcement to prevent it and so on. so how hard is it to prevent this type of incident from happening? >> lone actor incidents like this are incredibly hard to prevent because there's no other signal that this is coming. in a planned attack, in a coordinated attack you actually have communications happening between groups of people that can get on the radar of law
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enforcement so that they can intervene, you know, in the planning stage, for example. but if all this is happening really in the perpetrator's mind, the people who are going to see any red flags if any at all are the people who are closest to them. the friends, the family. they might see the comments they're making, that they had a weapon. in the atlanta shooting this person had -- the family member saw they had a weapon. so law enforcement is really relying on tips to get a heads up on things like this that are coming in order to prevent them before they happen, which is difficult. >> and then in terms of the hard security there, i mean this has become a political issue. many in congress and in the community there as well complained about the added security, the barriers and so on. they just opened up those barriers, those roads to traffic two weeks ago. does this suggests to you these measures should be reinstated
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not just to protect the lawmakers but to better protect police? >> well, i defer to the people on the ground to make the decision on what specific security measures are needed, but it's clear that the capitol is a target. you know, this is a soft target generally. this is the seat and symbol of american democracy. but i think especially on january 6th it became a focal point for the nation and the world. and i think as a result it is now in the popular imagination for people who may have a variety of motivations and, you know, grievances against the government, who may have conspiracy theories about the government or just may want visibility to use this as a target. and so there does need to be some security. and, you know, here i -- on the one hand the capitol wasn't breached, but the people who are at the periphery and there will
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always be some outer point where security is going to be protecting it, i think those people will be vulnerable. and that needs to be taken into account and, you know, looked at very carefully because we want to protect the law enforcement as well as the building and the people inside as well. >> that's all the time we have but really appreciate your expertise on this, asha rangappa, thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> the death of officer william evans is hitting the capitol police hard. emotions are still raw over the january 6th insurrection and the loss of three officers. this latest incident only adds to the trauma. cnn's alex marquart has more. >> reporter: for the third time this year united states capitol police is laying to rest one of its own. a procession on friday afternoon for officer william evans, a member of the first responders unit who just last month had marked 18 years on the force. >> and it is with a very, very
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heavy heart that i announce one of our officers has succumbed to his injuries. >> reporter: the acting chief of the capitol police reminding america what her officers have endured this year starting in the first days of 2021 with the insurrection. >> i just ask that the public continue to keep u.s. capitol police and their families in your prayers. this has been an extremely difficult time for u.s. capitol police after the events of january 6 and now the events that have occurred here today. >> reporter: after a dramatic ramping up of security following january 6, things had just begun to ease with the perimeter moving back, fences coming down and a hope among members of congress and law enforcement for some return to normalcy. that hope was shattered friday
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with the second major act of violence on capitol hill in under three months. u.s. capitol police along with washington, d.c. police were the first line of defense against the insurrectionists on january 6th. they were screamed at, beaten and sprayed with chemicals by the rioters. officer brian sicknick was hit with what's believed to have been bear spray. he died from his injuries two days later. two other officers took their lives. the insurrection in the days that followed took an incredible toll. officer harry dunn described the pain to cnn's don lemon, calling it hell. >> you have good days and you have bad days but just thinking about it takes you back to that, like you said, that hell day. and it was tough to live through, and it's also tough to relive talking about it. >> reporter: dunn told cnn that the trump supporters who were there that day used racial slurs
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against black officers. he talked about the depression many officers felt afterwards. >> officer sicknick was killed. we had officers that took their life because of the stress they endured from that day. that is what happened. i don't know how you can word it any different than what exactly happened. >> reporter: in the examination of what happened on january 6th, it was called the worst of the worst in the two decades of service capitol police captain carnesia mendoza. >> as an american and army veteran it's ard to the see us attacked by our fellow citizens. i'm sad to see the unnecessary loss of life. i'm sad to see the impact this has had on capitol police officers and on our agency and country. >> reporter: alex marquart, cnn, washington. >> straight ahead one of the top minneapolis police officers says
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derek chauvin's use of force against george floyd was totally unnecessary. details on the damning testimony next. and the state of georgia has just struck out with major league baseball. we'll have more on the latest controversy involving the new laws that critics say make it harder to vote there. stay with us. why do nearly one million businesses choose stamps.com to mail and ship? no more trips to the post office no more paying full price for postage and great rates from usps and ups mail letters ship packages anytime anywhere for less a lot less get our special tv offer a 4-week trial plus postage and a digital scale go to stamps.com/save and never go to the post office again
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the first week of derek chauvin's murder trial has ended with testimony that could prove damaging for the accused. a top police officer told the court his former colleague's actions to control george floyd that day were totally unnecessary. the prosecution's case has been filled with emotion fueled by graphic video of the day george floyd died. cnn's omar himenez reports. >> reporter: the theme of a shortened day five of testimony was training. >> have you ever in all the years you've been working for the minneapolis police department been trained to kneel on the neck of someone who is handcuffed behind their back in the prone position? >> no, i haven't. that would be the top tier, the deadly force. >> why? >> because of the fact that if your knee is on a person's neck,
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that can kill them. >> reporter: 35-year veteran lieutenant richard zimmerman who said he's served longer than any other officer in the minneapolis police department testified to the risks of restraining a suspect the way george floyd was held. >> what is your -- you know, your view of that use of force during that time period? >> totally unnecessary. once a person is cuffed, you need to turn them on their side or have them sit up. you need to get them off their chest. your muscles are pulling back when you're handcuffed. and if you're laying on your chest, that's constricting your breathing even more. >> reporter: it was even something former officer derek chauvin was asked about in the moment by former officer thomas lane. >> turn him on his side? >> stay put. >> reporter: the defense pointing out the differences between patrol officer and
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zimmerman's role as a homicide detective, largely investigative in nature despite annual defense training. >> the frequency with which you have to use higher levels of force as an investigator doesn't happen all that often, right? >> correct. >> and it would not be within your normal role or job duties to do such a use of force analysis, right? >> that's correct. >> reporter: zimmerman's testimony comes on the tail end of a week filling in gaps of what happened on may 25, 2020, including what happened when medical personnel arrived. >> in lay terms i thought he was dead. >> reporter: painful testimony about what it was like in the moment that day just steps away from floyd. >> feel helpless. >> reporter: an insight to how derek chauvin interpreted what had just happened. >> got to control this guy because he's a sizable guy. looks like he's probably on something. >> reporter: all of it stemming
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from an excruciating 9 minutes and 29 seconds of a knee to the neck that according to friday testimony should have ended much earlier. >> the ambulance will get there in whatever amount of time. and in that time period you need to provide medical assistance before they arrive. >> reporter: and lieutenant zimmerman was among 14 minneapolis police officers that signed onto an open letter last june condemning derek chauvin. at one point the letter read derek chauvin failed as a human and stripped george floyd of his dignity and life. zimmerman was the last witness called in week one of testimony in this trial. week two of testimony will pick back up monday morning. and while the exact line-up of witnesses is still under wraps for security reasons, we do know at some point it's expected that current minneapolis police chief will testify along with an emergency medicine physician and critically the medical examiner.
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omar himenez, cnn, minneapolis. >> all right, for more on this case let's bring in cnn legal analyst areva martin in los angeles. she's a civil rights attorney and legal affairs commentator. i want to flow from what we just saw there, obviously part of chauvin's defense will be that the restraint was necessary. and we heard him even right after the incident justifying it. listen to this. >> got to control this guy because he's a sizable guy. looks like he's probably on something. >> so both of those things are verifiably true. he was a big guy and he did have drugs in his system. but the testimony we just heard in that report, from our reporter from the other police officers, it seems particularly damning, right? >> oh, incredibly damning. two key points to make note of. the defense told us in his opening statement that we would hear that derek chauvin did what
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he was trained to do. zimmerman blew a hole in that theory saying this is not the training of the minneapolis police department. the defense also told us that this crowd somehow was unruly, distracted the officers from being able to care for george floyd or to be able to control him. and what we also heard from zimmerman was that the crowd had nothing to do with it, that the crowd should not have impacted the amount of force that was used on george floyd. and that in fact this crowd was not attacking the officers in any way that put them in danger. so very devastating testimony on behalf of zimmerman as it relates to the defense's key arguments in this case. >> so then if the justifiable use of force defense doesn't fly, they may rely more heavily on medical testimony. it's interesting to me that both sides will be using the same medical examiner's report to argue two different causes of death. >> oh, absolutely. in this case it's going to come down to the reasonableness of
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the acs of chauvin and then causation. did the actions of kneeling on floyd's neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, was that a substantial cause of his death? because in minnesota it doesn't have to be the sole cause as long as the prosecution can prove that it was a substantial cause. they should be able to get a conviction on one of it three charges that have been filed. we know medical testimony is going to be key in this case and we're going to see going into next week probably a battle of expert witnesses. >> so, you know, i just can't remember another trial in which we got such a horrific immersive experience seeing this tragedy unfold up close from so many different angles. you know, if trials rely at least as much on emotion as cold hard facts, how influential could that be? >> oh, i think you are absolutely correct. this is a case where from the
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very moment that george floyd has interactions with that store clerk, with individuals cup foods it's all caught on videotape. oftentimes we're relying on the testimony of eyewitnesses, we're relying on documents to tell us what happened with regards to a particular incident. but in this case as you just stated we have videotape with multiple -- from multiple individual said that gives us a clear picture. and i can't help but believe that the videotapes, the ones that we've seen of george floyd, of him acting pretty normal, engaging in conversation, going about his business and then watching what happens to him under the knee of chauvin, that that videotape is resonating with jurors. >> yeah. and resonating with those of us watching it. i mean obviously the pain for the family must be unimaginable. for those watching obviously on a much lower scale, but there's still pain as well.
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i know many people in the black community are getting retraumatized not just here in the u.s. i've heard people, you know, have been identifying with this experience from around the world. >> oh, absolutely. and think about some of the witnesses that have come forward this week. we've seen from a 9-year-old little girl to a 61-year-old man, and we actually saw that 61-year-old man weep on the witness stand as he recounted how helpless he felt in terms of trying to help mr. floyd. we saw the off-duty fire woman also weep during her testimony. we saw the very, very powerful and impactful testimony of george floyd's girlfriend that she recounted their use and their repeated efforts to break their addiction on opioids. so many individuals that have testified this week telling very powerful stories. and that's what trials are about. trials are about characters. they're about individuals
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telling their stories and connecting with the jurors. and we're hearing from those pool reporters that some of these witnesses are looking directly at jurors as they testify. and jurors are taking copious notes appearing to really connect with these witnesses. >> yeah, incredibly emotional and compelling so far. thanks so much for your expertise here, cnn legal analyst reeva martin in los angeles. just ahead on cnn, the u.s. capitol comes under attack and again a police officer sworn to protect congress is dead. we'll have more details. and major league baseball pulls its all-star game out of the state of georgia. the reason, the state's new law making it harder to vote. stay with us. lysol laundry sanitizer kills 99.9% of illness-causing bacteria detergents leave behind. proven to kill covid-19
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and welcome back to all of you watching here in the united states, canada and around the world. we're turning now to our top story, the fate incident at the u.s. capitol. a veteran officer of the capitol police was killed when a man attacked officers with knife after crashing a car into a security barricade. another officer was wounded and the suspect was fatally shot. house speaker nancy pelosi ordered the u.s. flag over the capitol lowered to half staff and sent this message. america's heart has been broken by the tragic and heroic death of one of our u.s. capitol police heroes, officer william evans. he's a martyr for our democracy. may it be a comfort to his family so many mourn with them and pray for them at this sad time. evans had been on the force for
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18 years. he's the second capitol officer to die in the line of duty this year. his college roommate spoke to affiliate wbz. >> it was real surreal to just think i'd literally just talked to him and we shared a laugh a couple days ago and now he's gone has just been shocked ever since. it's been fighting back tears all afternoon and trying to make sense of it all and knowing that there's nothing to be had. >> investigators haven't yet determined a motive for the attack, and of course we'll bring you the latest on the story as we learn more. major league baseball is moving its all-star game out of atlanta, georgia. it's a response to the state's sweeping new election law. baseball commissioner rob manferred says major league baseball fundamentally supporting voting rights for all americans and opposes restriction to the ballot box.
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keisha lance bottoms tweet just as elections have consequences so do the actions of those who are elected. one of the first of many dume noes to fall until the unnecessary barriers put in place to restrict access to the ballot box are removed. stacey abrams credited with increasing voter turnout in recent elections tweeed this, disappointed it'll move the all-star game but proud of their stance on voting rights. in a statement the atlanta braves say they're deeply disappointed by the decision of major league baseball to move its 2021 all-star game. this was neither our decision or recommendation. we hoped our city could use this event as a platform to enhance the discussion. naacp president derek johnson tells cnn that moving the game was the right decision. >> i commend the commissioner of major league baseball and all the team owners for stepping up
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in this moment to protect our democracy. you know, republicans have to understand particularly those in georgia you cannot steal your way through elections. you cannot suppress votes. this is not 1930 and corporate america should not tolerate our undermining and subverting our democracy. so i commend major league baseball and all the corporations stepping up in this moment. >> but georgia's governor appearing on fox news friday night said people are overreacting based on what he called liberal lies. >> this is unbelievable. i mean, really unfortunate today obviously major league baseball has folded up and caved to the cancel culture in a bunch of liberal lies quite honestly. and what's even more sad is the president of the united states, joe biden and people like stacey abrams, labeling the election integrity act jim crow. this is what happens. >> the all-star game will honor atlanta braves legend and civil
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rights activist hank aaron who died in january. there's no word yet where the game will be held. well, it's easter weekend. two european countries are starting new coronavirus lockdowns. french president emmanuel macron says his country is starting a limited lock down and set to last a month and schools will also be closed for at least three weeks. now, this is on top of the national curfew. italy has also started a strict new lock down. officials are trying to prevent the virus from spreading over easter. so we have two reporters in two european capitals. let's start with you, delia. a scaled down easter in italy. >> reporter: that's right, kim. you know the lock down is obviously affecting the vatican as well. that was evident last night at the pope's good friday ceremony to a virtually empty st. peters square. that's a ceremony usually held
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at the colosseum in rome with thousands of people, a candlelit ceremony but the vatican had to scale that back, tonight's easter vigil and also they moved up the time so the few people that will be attending that vigil can be back in their home for that curfew. instead of holding it in the square they're having that in the basilica with few people in attendance. they have been using the pfizer vaccine, and with their extra doses the pope decided this week to donate those to 1,200 homeless and underprivileged people around the vatican. he paid a surprise visit to them yesterday morning. they said they've vaccinated 800 of them. and it's a sign of solidarity and something the pope has been speaking about since the beginning of vaccine roll outs in all countries to pay
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attention to those people who might slip through the cracks in the health care systems. so he is taking care of at least the people that are in his area around the vatican. kim? >> all right, so the vatican using the pfizer vaccine as you say but italy has a whole importing a lot more of the astrazeneca vaccine, which is a bit controversial. any worries there about the reports of blood clots? >> reporter: well, there were worries back in march. in fact, they suspended it along with other european countries. but then the european medicines agency gave it the green light again. they said the benefits outweighed the risk as far as that was concerned, so they went ahead and reinstated it. and in fact the prime minister mario draghi himself was vaccinated with the astrazeneca vaccine. they will be starting to use the johnson & johnson vaccine mid-april, so that might help them speed up their vaccine rollout in this country. >> thanks so much delia
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gallagher in rome. and let's go to italy. so let's dive a bit deeper into that controversy unfortunately fueling more doubts about their vaccine. what's the latest there? >> reporter: absolutely, kim. and let's start by saying there are still investigations being done by experts to try to understand if there is a link what is the link between the astrazeneca vaccine and these blood clots. but unfortunately u.k. have officials have confirmed out of those 30 cases in which clots were exhibited, seven people have died. that's what was confirmed to the bbc. and again more investigation is being done but the u.k. regulatory body here again saying the benefits outweigh the risks. the new york medical agency saying this is possibly a link between the vaccines and these blood clots but it's still to be proven. so in the meanwhile officials here say, listen, the benefits of this because you're talking
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about 18 million people up to march 24th, that's when this data was gathered. out of 18 million people, 30 people had these blood clots. so to them this still outweighs. the risks are not high enough. the benefits are too high in order for them to make any changes. so that vaccine continues to be rolled out across this country. and compared to what you're hearing there from my colleague in italy, what is happening here is absolutely different from what we're seeing in europe. rules are starting to relax. this is first weekend, easter weekend people will be allowed to socialize and gather with people outside their household. but a lot of warnings as well as for prime minister boris johnson saying don't gather inside, from the metropolitan police officer here in london who say they're going to by highly visible this weekend to remind people of the rule of six of how many people can gather and they will bei issuing fines if anyone breaks those rules. >> an interesting contrast
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there. thanks so much. argentina's president has tested positive for covid-19. he made the announcement friday, which was also his birthday. he says he took a test after having a fever and slight headache and is waiting for results of another test. he says he's ice laying and notifying people he met with in the past 48 hours. he receives the russian sputnik vaccine on january 21st. still to come, bloodshed in myanmar. hundreds have been killed. we'll explain how they're trying to control information in the region next. plus we'll find out what advice the cdc has for the fully vaccinated who want to travel over the easter weekend and beyond. stay with us.
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it's march... ...and you're definitely not watching basketball. no, no. i'm definitely not watching basketball. right... ( horn blaring ) myanmar's violent military crack down is intensifying. one advocacy group says at least
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550 people have been killed since the february coup and they say that number is much likely higher. the military is now ramping up its efforts to control communication in the area. ivan watson is following the story for us from hong kong. ivan, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, the test of wills continues. this bloody, deadly test of wills with the military clearly trying to crush the uprising against the now two-month old military coup. it can get kind of surreal because amid scenes like this that are filmed by very brave activists of clashes in the streets. you have the front page of the military run new global light of myanmar newspaper, which is highlighting a visit by the man who declared himself dictator to the country to see the sale of pearl and jade and gems in the capital nepida, and meanwhile
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you have a curfew pretty much imposed on the entire country every night. as you pointed out, the internet being turned off on cellphones and wireless and that taking place almost on a daily basis. the association for -- the assistant association for political prisoners, the ngo reporting more than 540 people killed over the past two months. more than 2,000 people detained. that organization estimates that seven people were killed between thursday and friday by security forces. we can show you some footage from a contact of ours from last night in yangon of the security forces walking through the empty streets after curfew, just one of the images people see outside their homes at night. for example, just to suggest how strange this all is. a growing number of foreign governments that are urging
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their citizens to leave. most recently south korea joining the u.s. state department which has ordered nonemergency personnel and family members to leave. britain has urged its citizens not to go to myanmar as well. and then another statement that came out on military run television that was announcing arrest warrants for more than 20 singers and actors and celebrities and influencers accusing them of article 505a, which is basically trying to convince armed forces to quit, to be in dereliction of their duty. yet another one of the examples of the ways that the military is struggling to stop this popular uprising, which has spread to the ethnic enclaves that are run by ethnic militias where we've seen an increase in fighting between the military and the
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militias including the use of air power by the military. we've seen people fleeing to those areas and across borders to thailand, for example, in the last week. and an increase in call from some of the activists to arm themselves against the military. it is all the signs of a country descending further into chaos. kim? >> all right, ivan watson, thanks so much for keeping us up-to-date on this important story. appreciate it. prosecutors in taiwan are seeking a warrant for a construction site manager whose truck is believed to have caused the train crash that killed at least 50 people. according to authorities the brakes on the truck weren't properly set. the truck then rolled downhill onto the tracks causing the crash. for more let's bring in our journalist andrew lee joining us from taiwan. what more can you tell us about how this exactly happened. >> reporter: good question, exactly how did it happen?
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this is the tunnel, this is the train traveling at 110 kilometers per hour. before it entered the tunnel, a construction truck without the brakes properly fixed skidded down the slope 30 meters, and it stayed on the train tracks. the train traveling at 110 kilometers per hour did not stop in time. the driver did hit the brakes, the investigator told me. but the train still hit the truck, and then the train went into the tunnel, momentum still very strong. so four carriages are inside the tunnel, four carriages are outside the tunnel. now, 350 seated passengers were on the train. however, the train had standing passengers totaling nearly 500 passengers. so those passengers who were standing, they were injured, severely injured. they were hurt the most. right now all the wounded and dead are accounted for. so and rescuers are bringing in the heavy machinery.
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now that they're all accounted for, all removed from the wreckage, the wounded and the dead, they're bringing in the heavy machinery to remove the wreckage from the train tracks. four carriages outside the tunnel, that's the easy part. now, the hard part would be to tow the four carriages within the tunnel out of the tunnel. that's the hard part. because the carriages are all entangled and twisted inside the tunnel. and in addition to removing the wreckage they'd still have to fix the train tracks. the train tracks are deformed and twisted due to this traffic accident. so we're looking at minimum a week before normal transportation in terms of rail system could resume in that part of the island, the eastern part of the island. and right now the responsibilities, the passengers would have to get their compensation and insurance from the rail system operators. the rail system operators would have to hold the construction manager accountable.
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kim? >> all right, thank you so much. appreciate that explanation. journalist andrew lee in taipei, taiwan. >> just ahead in "cnn newsroom," if you've been fully vaccinated the cdc has new travel recommendations and just in time for easter sunday. we've got all you need to know coming up. stay with us. announcer supermodel cindy crawford doesn't just walk the red carpet. she rocks it! and today, at over 50, she still steals the show. even vogue magazine exclaims, “at 52, cindy still looks
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a new temporary migrant processing facility is being opened in texas. u.s. customs and border protection says it will be located in eagle pass along the southern border. it comes as there's an influx of migrants at the u.s.-mexico bord border including many unaccompanied minors. it'll be similar to the one in texas which is well over capacity. more than 4,000 migrants are being held there despite a pandemic limit of 250. well, the coronavirus pandemic pushed many americans out of work. now jobs are coming pack at a rate better than some economists predict. on friday the u.s. labor department reported in march employers added more than 900,000 jobs to the work force. that's the biggest gain since august. we're seeing jobs return to restaurants, bars, hotels, education, performing arts and
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p spectator sports. construction also making a comeback. and more than 100 million people in the u.s. have now received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. that number from the cdc, and it comes 109 days after the first shot was administered in the u.s. about a quarter of those who got the shot got it some time in the past two weeks as more and more states have been expanding vaccine eligibility. and the u.s. centers for control and prevention has released new guidelines on who's vaccinated can travel, but thing aren't back to normal yet, not by a long shot. cnn's pete martin breaks it down for us. >> reporter: the cdc is now telling fully vaccinated people they can travel at low risk to themselves, but the cdc is not recommending that people travel for nonessential purps. even still this is massive shift, one absent from cdc guidance for vaccinated individuals that came out on
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march 8th. the cdc is telling domestic travelers they do not need to quarantine after their trip. they do not need to get tested for coronavirus before and after their trip. and the cdc is telling international travelers that they still need to show proof of a negative coronavirus test to their airline at the start of their trip back to the united states. all travelers according to the cdc director still need to be smart and vigilant. this does not mean the pandemic is over. they still need to wear federally mandated masks on planes and still socially distance, but this comes at a time when travel numbers are very high. march was the biggest month of the pandemic for commercial airlines and commercial airlines cannot wait for people to come back. american airlines says bookings are at 90% of pre-pandemic levels and united airlines is now hiring pilots for the first time in more than a year. pete muntean. >> the u.s. is now updating its
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guidance for cruise operators. they'll also have to report new covid-19 cases every day instead of weekly and plan to vaccinate their crew and port staff. but the new guidance doesn't give a date when cruises can start again. and dolly parton has received her second dose of the covid-19 vaccine. the country music legend posted photos on her social media accounts thanking doctors from vanderbilt medical center in tennessee where she got the shot. she tweeted she got the second dose of her own medicine. you'll remember last year she donated $1 million to covid-19 research, which was partially used to fund moderna's vaccine. so i guess i owe her a thank you as well because that's the one i got. well, that wraps up this hour of "cnn newsroom." i'll be back in just a moment with more news. stick with us.
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♪ an attack outside the u.s. capitol left one officer dead and one other injured. week one of derek chauvin wraps with compelling and damming testimony. what a senior police official had to say about chauvin kneeling on george floyd's desk. major league baseball tosses the all-star game out of atlanta
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in response to georgia's restrictive new voting law. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, georgia, thanks to all of you watching. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm kim brunhuber. ♪ flags at the u.s. capitol and the white house are flying at half-staff at this hour, after another capitol police officer was killed in the line of duty. the violent confrontation begin mid-day friday when a suspect rammed a car into the police he b barricades and stabbed an officer before he was shot. officer williams is the second officer to die

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