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devoted to your service. there is a motto, which has been born by many of my ancestors. a noble motto. i serve. hello and welcome to our viewers here, in the united states, and all around the world. i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company. coming up here on cnn "newsroom." it is the kind of milestone americans have waited a year to see but it comes with a reminder, as a new holiday begins. playing hardball. a warning from atlanta's mayor and defiance from georgia's governor, amid concerns of fallout from the state's new-voting law. plus, egypt's ancient-royal
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mummies parade through the streets of cairo, making their way to their new home. coronavirus vaccinations in the u.s., reaching new heights. boosting hopes that an end to the pandemic could be within reach. the u.s., on saturday, reporting more than 4 million doses given. a new-daily record. that brings the seven-day vaccination average above the 3-million mark, for the first time, ever. more than 161-million doses have been administered, so far, in the u.s. but that progress does not mean the threat is over. several states are seeing some worrying numbers of new infections. michigan, among the worst. seeing its highest day of infections, in nearly-four months. and experts worry, that might be a sign of what is to come.
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top infectious-disease expert, dr. anthony fauci, spoke with cnn, earlier. he says, now isn't the time for people to let their guards down. >> what we're seeing, after that big peak that we had, around the christmas holidays and new year's. when it started to come down, it plateaued, at a disturbingly-high level of number of cases, per day. and one of the concerns we have is that, when you plateau, and then start inching up, as we are doing, as you mentioned just a moment ago in the few of the states. in fact, several of the states. there is the danger, jim, of having a resurgence. and another, big surge, up. like, just yesterday, we had over-60,000 new cases, in a day. that's disturbing. that's what happened in europe, and what is happening. and europe, for the most part, is going through another, disturbing surge. so the point she was making is
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we are not out of the woods, yet. so, don't declare, prematurely, victory. because we're not there, yet. that's the sobering news. the good news is what you mentioned, just a moment ago. we're getting three to four -- now, today was 4 million doses, per day. so, it's kind of like a race, between getting people vaccinated. and the more people, on a daily basis, you get vaccinated, the better chance you have of blunting or preventing that surge that we're all concerned about. so, it's, you know, sobering news, mixed with good news. and it's good to be, really, a race between those two. meanwhile, pandemic-era travel records keep getting broken, ahead of the holiday weekend. more than 1.5 million people passed through u.s. airports, on friday. people, across the country, venturing outside, more and more, amid the boost in vaccinations. evan mcmorris-santoro was in times square, in new york,
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earlier. where people are, once again, packing the streets. >> reporter: this is times square, on a saturday. and frankly, it looks like times square on a saturday. which is actually pretty crazy, because not that long ago, this place, where i am standing right now, was pretty desolate because people just were staying inside. they weren't doing things, they weren't coming out. now, as you can see, people feel like they are safe to come out, again. and we are seeing, this crowd has been here all-day long. there are a couple reasons for that. one, kind of a nice day. two, the vaccinations are going very well here in new york. we just got a report today, 10 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in new york since the vaccination program began. according to governor's office, currently, one in five new yorkers have now fully vaccinated. a number, that's expected to go up pretty soon, because starting on tuesday, everyone over the age of 16 can sign up and get an appointment for a vaccine. obviously, that's good news. but some of these crowds, some of the stuff we are seeing. it's not necessarily recommended, yet.
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dr. anthony fauci was on cnn, earlier today, talking about the vaccine. what it means, and what it could mean for the future. let's take a listen to that. >> i can't give you a day or a week. but i can tell you, as we get more data, showing that it's going to be extremely unlikely that people are going to transmit it, you are going to be seeing seei seeing recommendations that people are not going to have to wear masks. saying when you travel, you don't have to get tested before and after, except if your destination demands that. you don't have to get quarantine, when you come back from a situation. so, more and more, you are going to be -- start seeing the advantages of getting vaccinated. >> so, dr. fauci, saying there, getting a vaccine, signing up. the best thing you can do to help keep this virus in check and get back to some normal life. we are seeing, in new york, though, other signs of normalcy. i am down here in times square in the theater district. because, earlier today, two holly -- two broadway stars
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glover and nathan lane did a quick event for frontline workers and broadway people. just showing the first time you ever seen people inside a broadway theater since march 12th, 2020, when broadway closed. broadway is not open, yet. it's not expected until september. but assigned day a few people could go into a theater, sit down, and enjoy that. just a big, big sign in new york that, maybe, normalcy is around the corner if people keep getting vaccines and sticking by the rules. >> evan mcmorris-santoro reporting there. other parts of the world, meanwhile, seeing worrying stieks in infections even as vaccine rollouts gain some momentum. it is a mixed bag in europe, as you can see right there. with, both, upward and downward trends and much of the continent holding steady. the uk reporting just ten deaths, on saturday. that is the lowest daily-death toll, since last september. lots of young people in belgium, though, clearly, have lockdown fatigue. hundreds of them, gathering in a brussels park, friday, until
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police dispersed them. belgium entering its third lockdown, last weekend. millions of christians around the world celebrating easter, under covid restrictions. and that includes pope francis. easter services at the vatican, being scaled down for the second year in a row. the pontiff will be celebrating mass and delivering his blessing in the coming hours. vatican correspondent, delia gallagher, with more, from rome. >> italy is, officially, entering three days of a national lockdown on saturday for the easter weekend. that means that italians cannot leave their cities of residence. even family gatherings, in private homes, must be kept to a limited number of people. and there is a 10:00 curfew. the lockdown measures affecting the vatican, as well. pope francis holding his good-friday commemoration to a virtually-empty st. peters square. that is an event that's normally
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held at the coliseum in rome in front of thousands of people but the vatican is also scaling back their events to comply with covid regulations. easter-sunday mass, pope francis will stay inside st. peter's basilica in front of a limited number of people. the pope, also, paid a surprise visit, on friday morning, to the vatican's vaccination center. pope francis has offered to vaccinate 1,200 homeless-and-marginalized people around the vatican, with the pfizer vaccine, which the vatican has used to vaccinate its own residents and employees. and italy, meanwhile, will begin to use the johnson & johnson vaccine, mid-april. that vaccine only requires one dose. so, it might go some way to helping speed up italy's vaccination program. italy, right now, is vaccinating about-250,000 people, a day. prime minister mario draghi, saying, recently, his goal is to get that to 500,000 people, a day. and have all-italian adults
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vaccinated, by the end of the summer. delia gallagher, cnn, rome. now, most people miss special things from their pre-pandemic lives. of course, for some, that might be cheering on a favorite team. but for others, it could be dancing at a music festival. the netherlands is conducting experiments on how to safely bring back live events. and other countries, like the u.s., could end up following similar protocols. zain asher, with the story. >> reporter: a win for orange. special night for some fans in the netherlands. back in the stadium, again. for a world-cup qualifying match between the dutch national team and latvia. >> very excited. it's a good occasion to dress up, again. and to be able to share with so many people, with my friends. we always watch the games together. >> reporter: the match is one of several experiments organized by the dutch government and sports and entertainment groups to
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research how to safely hold live events. only-5,000 spectators were allowed to attend the match. each had to test negative, before it, and get tested again, afterwards. inside the venue, participants were divided into sections. some told to wear masks and social distance. and others, given more freedoms. researchers, hoping to gain insight into how transmissions occur. the group leading the study, field lab events, has not, yet, published any-conclusive results. but so far, says, the data looks promising for the return of live events. >> a big difference is that people, over here, have far more contact but they are pretested. whereas, at home, and with your visitors, you have less contact but with people that are non-tested. so in the end, what we -- what our hypothesis for this research was that the risk you run, at home, is identical to the risk you run here.
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>> reporter: other trials have revived more pre-pandemic fun. remember dancing at festivals? 1,500 people did just that, at this outdoor concert using the same protocols as the football match. >> translator: of course, i missed this. who didn't, right? >> reporter: what happens when the party is indoors? that, too, was studied when 1,300 people danced to tunes spun by live djs in amsterdam's biggest music hall. >> we need to let go. we need to socialize and it's very important to keep our mental health. >> reporter: the data from these trials is set to help officials decide how and when to lift lockdown restrictions. though, the government recently extended nearly-all coronavirus restrictions, until april 20th. a dutch-tour company is, also, helping to fill the void. offering a test holiday to greece for 187 people. to stay on the island as a resort under the conditions they don't leave the location, and
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quarantine upon return. so far, 25,000 people have applied for it. the lucky few will be chosen by criteria set by the dutch government. the rest will have to wait. like everyone else. for the slow return to normal. zain asher, cnn, new york. and we are following reports of several arrests in jordan, during a security sweep. also, the former-crown prince says in a video statement that he's been put in isolation, and his communications have been cut off. the prince is the oldest son of the late king hussein and he is the half brother of king abdallah. he says that the kingdom has become corrupt. here's some more of his statement. >> i have a visit from the chief of the general staff of the jordanian-armed forces, this morning, in which he informed me
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that i was not allowed to go out, to communicate with people, or to meet with them. because that, in the meetings that i had been present in or on social media, relating to visits that i have made. there's been criticism of the government or the -- the king. >> now, the army is denying prince hamsa is being detained. officials say, security investigations are continuing, and results will be disclosed, they say, with full transparency. now, fallout from the passage of restrictive-new voting laws in the u.s. state of georgia. when we come back, georgia leade leaders weigh in on the financial consequences the state is, already, facing. also, major-league baseball's decision to take a stand for voting rights shocked a lot of people. we'll talk about that and more, with the usa today sports columnist, coming up, next. with the new freestyle libre 2 system, a continuous glucose monitor, you can check your glucose with a painless, one-second scan.
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capella university. don't just learn, learn smarter. welcome back. atlanta's mayor is warning that georgia's economy will keep paying a steep price for the state's restrictive, new voting law. keisha lance bottoms isn't happy that major-league baseball decided to pull its all-star game out of her city.
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but, she says, that's probably just the beginning of the fallout, if the law is not changed or repealed. >> i can't say that i like it. but i, certainly, understand it. and it is really, probably, the first of many boycotts of our state, to come. and the consequences of that bill are significant. just as the legislatures and the governor made the decision -- the legislators and the governor made the decision to go forward with this bill. people are making decisions not to come our state. >> leaders of atlanta-based companies, like coca-cola and delta airlines have criticized the law, too. u.s. president joe biden calling it jim crow, in the 21st century. but, the republican governor, who signed that law, says opponents are spreading falsehoods about what it really does. >> georgians and all americans
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should know what this decision means. it means, cancel culture and partisan activists are coming for your business. major-league baseball, coca-cola, and delta, may be scared of stacey abrams, joe biden, and the left. but, i am not. i want to be clear. i will not be backing down from this fight. >> cnn's natasha chen now with more on governor kemp's reaction. >> reporter: on saturday, governor kemp doubled down on this voting law. saying, major league baseball caved to cancel culture. it bent to the left. he said that president joe biden and stacey abrams have been lying to the american people about this law. i asked whether lies about the 2020 election had anything to do with the urgency and timeline of passing this bill, into law. >> is the timing of this, based on your belief that there was some fraud in recent elections, in georgia? >> i've realized, people have all kinds of difference of -- of
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opinions and beliefs about the 2020 election. but make no mistake. there were issues that happened, on the election like they do in every election. >> kemp also said mlb should have come to him with specific complaints about the bill. and that he would welcome questions about the specifics. so we did ask him about things like banning mobile-voting centers, banning automatic mailing of absentee-ballot applications. specifying the number of drop boxes in location. of course, now, you have pro-athletes and politicians like former-president barack obama chiming in saying they support mlb's decision here. and whether you support or oppose it, it's local businesses who are really going to hurt from potential-lost revenue. cobb county, where we are located here, estimates that there is more than $100 million, potentially, lost because of mlb relocating this all-star game. mlb has said they will continue to invest in local organizations
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in atlanta as part of the all-star legacy projects, as originally planned. natasha chen, cnn, cobb county, georgia. and joining me now from phoenix, arizona, is bob nightingale. he is a major league baseball sports columnist for "usa today." good to see you, bob. i mean, this decision has become a big, political issue. what -- in your view, was a good decision, by major league baseball? >> i think it was the only decision they had to make, michael. in the sense that they are getting a lot of pressure. pressure, from sponsors, corporate sponsors. whether they're going to pull out of their advertising for the season. whether players going to boycott and everything else. i think they thought it was just going to be a big headache. like, let's strip this all-star game away because we don't want our players answering questions about it for the next three months and we don't get our sponsors upset, as well. >> yeah. yeah. i mean, baseball, historically, has been, i think it's fair to
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say, more reluctant than other, major sports, like basketball or football, to weigh in on social issues. generally speaking, it has a whiter-fan base. so, in that regard, with -- with that context, is it a bold decision? >> very much so, michael. i mean, this might be the most bold decision since they integrated the sport back in 1947 with jackie robinson. you're absolutely right. you know, baseball usually sits back and waits for other sports, and other people to take action. they stepped forward, themselves. and, you know, the all-star game is just three months away. we'll see, now, whether nfl says, okay, no more super bowls there. if ncaa says no more final four and on and on. so, yeah, this is the first time that baseball has really been the forefront leader in this. you know, since back in 1947 with jackie robinson. >> yeah. and -- and -- and sort of to that point, i mean, how effective are these moves by major sports? the nfl, memorably, moved the
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1993 super bowl out of arizona, when voters refused to recognize martin luther king day as a state holiday. the nba. they moved the all-star game out of charlotte over legislation that discriminated against transgenders. and those actions did lead to change, in those two places. your -- your -- your -- your read. you're a sports man, not a politician but your read on whether this is likely to be effective? >> i think, it will because i think this is the first step. i mean, if you have corporate sponsors pulling out. if you have different corporations saying we're not going to have our national conventions there. you know, that adds up a lot of money. so, you know, and i think baseball has told -- you know, georgia, hey, you change the laws or you make some modifications. we'll come right back there. they have the all-star game in los angeles, in 2022. the all-star game in philadelphia in 2026. so otherwise, it's wide open. so, as soon as they make those changes, i think baseball will
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come right back with the all-star game there. >> it's interesting. as said, i think it's like only 8 or 9% of major league ball players are african-american. which -- which are the people that are going to be most disadvantaged by these changes to the laws. are players on the same issue in baseball, from what you have been able to assess? would there have been, perhaps, individual-player boycotts of the all-star game, if mlb hadn't done this? >> we don't know. i mean, obviously, it's -- like you said, michael, republican players, republican owners. that sort of thing. you know, they never consulted with major league baseball's players association. rob manfred made this decision. he didn't take a vote with the players, and he certainly didn't take a vote with the owners saying we're going to do this. i mean, he talked to tony clarke, executive director of the players association. talked to a lot of people. you know, owners, players, former players, corporate sponsors. before making the decision.
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but this was his decision and his decision, alone. >> yeah, it's worth noting, you know, republicans claiming cancel culture. donald trump. sort of, engaged in precisely that, by calling for a boycott of baseball. i mean, how -- where does -- where does that sort of stuff stop? >> yeah. who knows? i mean, right now, i mean, you have pretty small crowds, anyway, because of the pandemic. only the -- in texas have they had, you know, 100% capacity on opening day. everything else is restricted. i don't think that will have any effect, at all, on attendance. you know, we'll see what happens. and obviously, themselves. they issued a statement, yesterday, you know, kind of lashing back at baseball. which is, very, very rare for a club to take that individual action and lash out like it did. >> and -- and -- and just in terms of the momentous nature of
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what major league baseball has done in the historical context. can -- can you see that becoming something it might do more often? >> yeah, it may. you know, they got a lot of support. you know, the nba came out. the nba players said we support what you have done. lebron james says and we stand with you, mlb. former-president barack obama came out with a tweet, congratulating major league baseball. so, it was viewed as a very popular move. and they may start doing more of this stuff. and i -- i think -- i think, too, michael w, was, you know, they have been talking about black lives matter, different things during, you know, what's happened this past year. they were the last sport to respond to the george floyd killing. so, i think, they say, you know what? it's up to us to make a stand here. and this is the first time, ever, you know, a big event's been cancelled within a calendar year. we only have three months before the all-star game. >> yeah. yeah, good point.
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and welcome back to our viewers here, in the united states, and all around the world. i'm michael holmes. you are a he watching cnn "newsroom." the u.s. capitol police officers union is calling on congress to hires hundreds-more officers to help secure the capitol. this comes, after a knife-wielding man rammed his car into two officers, on friday. killing one and wounding the
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other. and it happened in -- as washington is still grappling, of course, with the events of the january-6th insurrection. in a statement, on saturday, the capitol-police union chairman said, the short-staffed force could face more shortages, as officers retire. officer william evans, an 18-year veteran and father of two was killed in the attack. the officer who was injured has now been released from the hospital. now, during the attack, law enforcement shot and killed the suspect. identified as 25-year-old noah green. and now, a lot of disturbing information is coming to light about green's thinking, his state of mind, and his behavior leading up to the assault. pete muntean reports, from washington. >> reporter: investigators are, just now, digging into the past of 25-year-old noah green. and what may have inspired him to carry out the attack on the capitol here, on friday. what's so interesting are his social-media posts.
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we have discovered an instagram account that appear to have had belonged to green, where he made a trio of disturbing posts. leading up to that attack. one of the posts says, quote, i have suffered multiple home break-ins, food poisonings, unauthorized operations, and mind control. another post, a meme. the image, of the leader of the nation of islam. the text around it says the u.s. government is the enemy of black people. a third post describes, quote, terrible afflictions by the cia and fbi. now, green went to christopher newport university in newport, virginia. not all ta far away from here. we are told he played football there and some of his fellow-football players tell us they saw similar posts like the ones i just described on his facebook account. some, as recently as only a couple weeks ago, on march 17th. one of his fellow football players said, quote, he was going through some stuff, for sure. security here, only getting tighter. in fact, you can see the high fence that is around the capitol
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perimeter. that one up, not long after the january-6th attack. but now, there are new, concrete barriers behind it. nothing here being taken to chance. pete muntean, cnn, washington. testimony resumes, monday, in the murder trial of former-minneapolis police officer, derek chauvin. video of chauvin kneeling on george floyd's neck for more-than-nine minutes, is, of course, seared into the minds of millions around the world. the prosecution says, that use of force proved deadly. cnn's josh campbell looks at the trial, so far. >> reporter: the family of george floyd, kneeling, in protest monday. just hours before testimony would begin in the trial of derek chauvin. the former-police officer, accused of murdering their loved one. prosecutors opened with a video that sparked a worldwide movement. capturing chauvin kneeling on floyd's neck, which they say, killed him. >> you can believe your eyes. that it's a homicide.
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it's murder. >> reporter: chauvin's attorney argued the video doesn't tell the whole story. that floyd died of an underlying-heart condition and -- >> the ingestion of methamphetamine and fentanyl and the adrenaline flowing through his body. >> reporter: new video from the scene and emotional testimony seem to drive the prosecution's case. like, from charles mcmillian. the man, heard on body-camera video, pleading with floyd to give in to police. >> i feel helpless. i don't have a mama, either. and i understand him. >> reporter: also, heard for the first time since the beginning of the trial. chauvin, himself, on police-body camera footage, as he defends his treatment of floyd to mcmillian. >> control this guy because it's a sizeable guy. >> yeah. and i thought -- >> looks like he's probably on something. >> reporter: arguably, the strongest testimony for the prosecution came from members of the minneapolis-police department. sergeant david pleoger, now
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retired, was a supervising officer on duty. he was asked, if chauvin followed police protocol? >> do you have an opinion, as to when the restraint of mr. floyd should have ended, in this encounter? >> yes. >> what is it? >> when mr. floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended their restraint. >> and that was after he was handcuffed and on the ground, and no longer resistant? >> correct. >> reporter: the jury, also, heard from 35-year police veteran, richard zimmerman. who testified it was totally unnecessary for chauvin to kneel on floyd's neck, after he had been handcuffed. calling it deadly use of force. >> once you handcuff somebody, that does affect the amount of force that you should consider using? >> absolutely. >> how so? >> once a person is cuffed, the -- the threat level goes down. >> reporter: chauvin's attorney attempted to undermine
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zimmerman's credibility. arguing that zimmerman is a detective, not a patrol officer. >> and it would not be within your normal role of -- or job duties to do such a use-of-force analysis, right? >> that's correct. >> reporter: during the week of testimony, a common emotion emerged from some of the eyewitnesses. remorse. christopher martin was the cashier who suspected floyd handed him a fake-$20 bill. an interaction, that initiated the police response. the teenager was asked what he now feels about the encounter. >> disbelief and guilt. >> why guilt? >> if i would have just not took the bill, this could have been avoided. >> reporter: now, one thing we have noticed from inside the courtroom is that this jury has been paying very close attention to the witnesses, to the exhibits, taking copious notes. no doubt, aware of the gravity of this case and the decision that, ultimately, awaits them as
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they will, eventually, render a verdict in this trial that's being watched around the world. josh campbell, cnn, minneapolis. now, that video of chauvin kneeling on floyd's neck sparked a global response, last year. now, during chauvin's trial, that scene is being shown, repeatedly, and from more angles. civil-rights attorney, cornell william brooks tells cnn that, for many, this trial is traumatizing. >> this week of testimony was extraordinarily difficult. why? because, african-americans have been told, over and over again, if you just comply, you won't be killed by the police. and what we saw, in the testimony and heard in the testimony of witness, after witness, after witness, is that george floyd was pinned to the ground. with his hands cuffed behind him. with the officer's knee on his neck. he, involuntarily, complied. he posed no risk. so, though, he involuntarily
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complied, he, yet, died. the witnesses in the crowd. the bystanders in the crowd. they begged derek chauvin not to kill george floyd. they morally begged but they did not, physically, intervene. they, too, complied. and yet, george floyd died, was murdered. and they are, yet, racially traumatized, as are all of us. please, note this. this trial took place between the observance of passover and the christian observance of easter. so, when derek chauvin used his knee to pin george floyd's neck onto the pavement in minneapolis. derek chauvin, also, used his knee to pin george floyd's neck on the pages of the jewish torah. on the pages of the christian bible. both of which, declare, thou shall not kill.
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so, this week, for millions of americans, has been extraordinarily traumatizing and triggering. because we've had to see the video, yet again and again. listen to these witnesses tell us what we already know. which -- that which common sense and compassion, yet, declared that we are eyewitnesses to a murder. to a murder. a flesh-and-blood, taking of life. and so, yes, this has been extraordinarily difficult week. now, testimony this week has been emotional, at times, difficult to hear and relive. for resources on how to protect your mental health during the trial, visit the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, has a tough monday ahead of him. he's been ordered to attend the opening session of the evidentiary phase of his corruption trial. even as he tries to form the next government and stay in power.
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cnn's is in jerusalem. >> reporter: this is what benjamin netanyahu wanted to be doing, monday morning. visiting the head of state. trying to convince the president to give him the mandate to form a governing coalition. >> translator: any other government that is formed, that is not a right-wing government, will be an unstable, left-wing government, that will be formed against a clear-and-absolute ideology of the majority. >> instead, he will be back here at the jerusalem district court for the start of the evidentiary phase of his corrtrial. and if his likud party achieves success, that could help his potential success in court says the head of the israeli democracy institute. >> the past-two years, the legal clock and the political clock are completely intertwined. nothing that happens in israeli politics can be, really, understood, without understanding the timeline of
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netanyahu's trial. netanyahu's key motivation is to dodge the legal process. or to try and -- and, somehow, overcome it. >> reporter: netanyahu faces charges in three, separate cases. in case 4000, netanyahu faces the most serious charge, of bribery, as well as fraud and breach of trust. prosecutors say netanyahu advanced hundreds of millions of dollars worth of regulatory reforms for a multimillionaire business man in exchange for favorable coverage in the businessman a's website. in case 2,000, prosecutors say the prime minister sought favorable coverage from the publisher of one of israel's largest newspapers in exchange for limiting circulation of the paper's main rievl. and in case 1,000, prosecutors say netanyahu received gifts, such as cigars and champagne, from overseas businessmen, something a public servant should not do. >> they created a crime that doesn't exist in the rule books of the united states. >> reporter: netanyahu denies all the charges, and has said he wants the case to run its
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course. >> basically, a fake-witch hunt with fake charges. with blackmailing witnesses. unbelievable. erasing documents. creating new -- new crimes. this is ridiculous. i mean, the whole thing is just collapsing. >> reporter: in the political arena, netanyahu faces what many analysts say is an insurmountable task. trying to cobble together a 61-seat majority coalition, either by trying to convince members who had defected from his likud party to return. or by getting a small-islamist party to sit alongside extreme, right-wing and religious parties. the opposition parties are having similar problems, as they fight amongst themselves about who should lead a potential hodgepodge coalition. but netanyahu presses on. israel's longest-serving prime minister, hoping to keep his streak going and keep himself out of jail. hadas gold, cnn, jerusalem. coming up, on cnn
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the latest, now, on that passenger-train derailment in eastern taiwan, on friday. killing at least 50 people, injuring dozens more. on saturday, rescue teams started removing the wreckage from the crash site. authorities think a truck working on a nearby-construction site caused the accident, by sliding down onto the tracks. prosecutors have sought an arrest warrant for the manager of that site. mean meanwhile, families of the victims are struggling to come to terms with their new reality. cnn's paula newton has that. >> reporter: the solemn chants inside the hall in eastern taiwan are echoing the grief of dozens of families gathered near the site of the country's
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worst-rail disaster, in decades. >> translator: i'm full of regret. raising my kid to where he is now. he graduated from college, and recently passed an exam for a good company. he was on his way back for tomb-sweeping day. but ended up like this. >> reporter: mr. lu's son is among the dozens who lost their lives in the crash. >> translator: a lot of people who died from the crash had standing tickets. my son seemed to have one, too. standing-ticket passengers usually focus on playing on their cellphones. when the accident happened, they wouldn't have been able to react to what was happening. and would, immediately, have been heavily crushed. >> reporter: the express train was nearly-500 people onboard, derailed in a tunnel after a parked railway-maintenance vehicle slipped down an embankment and onto the tracks. causing the unthinkable for so many families. >> translator: during the crash,
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they were all thrown away out of their seats and thrown in the front. after that, sister chung woke up. after waking up, she saw that her husband was not breathing and had no heartbeat, beside her. and her son was not breathing and had no heartbeat, either. she could not find her daughter. when she yelled, she found her daughter was under the iron sheets. she put her effort to move those pieces, one by one, but her daughter's voice became quieter and quieter. and then, there was no response. >> reporter: some of the passengers did survive. but for their families, the news of the crash and the uncertainty of knowing who made it out alive was almost as horrifying. well, it's like this. my daufghter was lucky. cabin three had not entered into the tunnel. if cabin three entered into the tunnel, then it would have been very dangerous. they took a long time to come out because it was so serious. the rescue team couldn't find a way to rescue them. that's why they took a long time.
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it took around-two hours. it was horrible. >> reporter: relatives of those who died held a prayer ceremony near the crash site shaded under a canopy of black umbrellas. many openly wept as others called the names of their loved ones. paula newton, cnn. >> you've been watching cnn newsroom. we'll be right back. and buying a car 100% online. now we've created a brand-new way for you to sell your car. whether it's a year old or a few years old. we wanna buy your car. so go to carvana and enter your license plate answer a few questions. and our techno wizardry calculates your car's value and gives you a real offer in seconds. when you're ready, we'll come to you, pay you on the spot and pick up your car, that's it. so ditch the old way of selling your car, and say hello to the new way at carvana.
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and queens of egypt who rained more than 3,000 years ago still know how to draw a crowd. the land has changed, so too the people but these mummies are timeless. 18 kings and four queens embodying the ancient lure of egypt when it was once one of the great seats of power in the world. >> poignant moment to think of so many of egypt's royalty going through the streets of this modern capital. in fact, they're going back to an ancient capital. >> reporter: the journey lined with lights, chariots and costumed actors could be watched live shown along with singers and orchestra worthy of an epic soundtrack transported on vehicles that looked like barges to their final resting place at the national museum of egyptian civilization where they were received by the egyptian
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president. ceti i and ramsey the great were lined with soft material to protect them from damage. they hope the display called the farrow's golden parade remind them of the treasures waiting for them in egypt. the tourism industry crumbled because of coronavirus. the number of visitors dropping to 3.5 million from more than 13 million the year before. >> the message is very important, we're going to tell the people through the trade of the mummies that egypt is safe. we need people to come back. >> reporter: a throwback to their past to help revive its modern economy and a chance for egypt's eternal kings and queens to bask in glory once again. >> thanks for watching cnn
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