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is. headline hello and welcome to our viewers joining us. you're watching "cnn newsroom." cautious optimism as the united states administer millions of
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vaccines. doctors warn it may not be enough to avoid another covid surge. and the murder trial of derek chauvin enters its second week. in hours. russia's arms in the arctic. satellite images show how military life is growing as the ic e recedes. so u.s. health authorities are walking a fine line in their public messaging. you know, they want to celebrate vaccination gains but they also need to emphasize that normal is still a heck of a long way off. new covid cases are holding steady or falling across much of the country as vaccination numbers rise.
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a fourth coronavirus wave moves. we're seeing more movement across the country. look was the scene at atlanta's airport on easter sunday among a record-setting travel weekend during the pandemic. the cdc updated its travel guidance on friday but it seems not everyone got the message. >> the cdc says if you have the s vaccine, it's safe to travel but asking you not to travel that much. did that factor in the decisions you made? >> can i say not too much. not too much. i mean, we'll be vaccined. we're scheduled. i guess it will alleviate some worries for us. >> there are many americans paying attention to the warnings and they're making the return to public life slowly and hopefully safely. and, of course, protected by a
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vaccination. here is natasa chen. >> on the second easter into the pandemic, more signs of hope. as a resurrection of life compared to a year ago. >> we share the symbolism with pope francis. he said getting vaccinated is a moral obligation. it can safe your life and the lives of others. >> reporter: the u.s. is administering 3 million covid vaccines administered every day. a source familiar with the company's vaccine manufacturing process said it's not a major setback and it can be made up in a few weeks. the federal government has directed johnson & johnson to take over the manufacturing of the vaccine at the baltimore facility where the contamination occurred. even with the strong u.s. vaccine rollout, some places, like mississippi, are seeing what appears to be wide spread vaccine hesitancy.
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>> we need to make sure we educate our people and let them know this vaccine is safe. it is under emergency use authorization, it has gone through clinical trials with tens of thousands of individuals who have done that. it has been peer reviewed. >> reporter: mississippi relaxed indoor capacity guidelines. on saturday, michigan reported its highest daily case count since december 7th. experts warn things could get worse. >> at this time, we really are in a cats gory -- category 5 hurricane status. we'll see in the next two weeks the highest number of cases reported globally since the beginning of the pandemic. in terms of the united states, we're just at the beginning of the surge. we haven't begun to see it yet. >> reporter: the cdc hasn't said where the b-111 variant is the dominant strain in the u.s. even though the scientists predicted it would be. >> the variants are concerning but this is what the virus is
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built to do. the vaccine is eliciting such good immune responses that while there's a damper in efficacy, probably, it won't completely destroy the response. especially on a pandemic scale. >> reporter: 18% of the u.s. population is fully vaccinated. including george who traveled from buffalo, new york to be with family in georgia for his first in-person socially distanced church service since the pandemic began. >> a big step in the right direction. we're heading in the right way. >> reporter: tim and joey are vaccinated, too. >> it's wonderful to be here but wonderful to see people we haven't seen, you know, in almost a year. and you hope to keep connected to them. >> reporter: celebrating the spirit of renewal while acknowledging the challenges that are still here. >> and coming back, we don't want to rush into concern for the safety of our people. so we continue to keep our
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safety protocols. i'm still concerned with the safety of the youngest ones to the most elderly. >> father's messages was echoed in pope francis' message. he offered a prayer for those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic. he urged the international community to commit to overcoming delays in the vaccine. natasa chen, cnn, atlanta. now later today boris johnson is said to lay out a road map of sorts to further ease covid restrictions. we expect to find out more on his plan for what is commonly called vaccine passports. of course, a time line to relaunch international travel. the governor plans to test the program at live events in the coming weeks. for more on what to expect, i'm joined by our cnn reporter live in london. of course, right now the uk is
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in a great place. i checked the numbers from yesterday. less than 2300 cases. when you think of the height of the wave, the uk was at 60,000 cases per day. it was extraordinary. yet it does seem like the government wants to try to hold on to these gains. how careful do you think they'll be in the coming days and weeks? >> absolutely. when you talk about the battle that the uk faced against coronavirus with that variant that became prevalent here and first identified in the southeast of england, it was a terrible and ferocious battle. many people lost their lives. it's a great deal of hesitancy, as well, when you look at the spikes. you see france and italy put in more restrictions. on the uk on the other side of the mountain trying to figure out how quickly and slowly you ease up the rules. you have a road map being rolled out. the only restriction loosened you can meet your family and
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friends outside in small groups, if you know anything about england, it's rarely allowed with the rain. you'll hear more from the government and more plans here. we'll have information about foreign travel, holidays resuming. that could happen from may 17th but careful and cautious. it will be a traffic light system there. each destination and country will be categorized under that system. and the second part will cover domestically how do you reopen sport events and conferences. their answer is a covid certification status. it doesn't roll off the tongue, as you've said. what it essentially said is a vaccine passport. it will be a document that will have basic facts on it. have you taken the vaccine? yes or no. your last covid test? they want to pilot this program with a few events this month across the uk, including a soccer event at wembley stadium. there will be a comedy night in liverpool and see how it will
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play out. opposition to this, paula. we have dozens members of parliament said they're going to oppose it. it's divisive and discriminatory. that's what they're saying. the prime minister could face some tough opposition in parliament in getting these measures out. >> yeah. the hard part isn't over for britain, that's for sure. thank you for the update. india has reached more than 100,000 new covid-19 cases in a single day. the highest number since the pandemic began. there were more than 10233- -- 103,000 cases recorded in the last month. it underlines a worsening situation. the prime minister chaired a meeting to review covid procedures and called for health care infrastructure to be ramped up. we want to go live to delhi. of course, you look at the numbers and have to be alarmed.
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and yet up until this point, it was shocking that india has done so well. what more plans do they hope to put in place in the coming days to be able to get a handle on these new spikes? >> good to be with you, paula. ever since march, the numbers have been increasing in india, especially this month. the first four days and the weekend. cases in a 24-hour basis was going up. this was expected to reach 100,000 mark. a lot of medical experts here, it's not really alarming given the situation and numbers piling up. they said in the first instance when india had highest covid-19 numbers on a given day in mid september, as you pointed out, we were coming out of success of lockdowns. the numbers were still controlled. this time there's no such lockdown. there's been no lockdown ahead of the second wave that india is
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experiencing, hence the numbers. the prime minister had a important meeting on sunday making sure they had enough ventilators and oxygen for people. enough beds for people. because last time the public health care system here in india was overburdened. he also mentioned -- 57,000 new cases sunday, which is more than half we have reported today. the worry the state of the country. there are extreme measures being put in place like essential services will only be around. a lot of measures are put in
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place. also, on why the cases are going up is because of the -- across the place and five states are undergoing elections so there are a lot of rallies being held by politicians being attended by thousands of people and that's another worry. >> we'll keep an eye on the situation there. thank you so much for the update. we appreciate it. cnn medical analyst joining me now from los angeles. able internal medicine and viral specialist. what everyone is hearing that, look, we need to be cautious. there's even been the sense of foreboding coming from officials and yet i have to tell you, just traveling around this country, it is as if america has moved on from this virus. how dangerous is that posture now? >> it's very dangerous. and unfortunately, this is what has gotten us into trouble time and time again. we have jumped the gun when we
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have stepped outside without any caution in the middle of the hurricane. it's a little bit concerning that people are not paying attention to this and the doors are wide open in many areas. >> we're starting to talk about passport vaccines and it seems a bit ridiculous considering we're going to get ahead of ourselves from everything you see and how quickly the variants are spreading now, it seems we'll be one step behind the virus. >> i think you're right, absolutely, you took the words out of my mouth.
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we're almost putting the cart in front of horse as far as talking about vaccine passport but some countries, for example, israel started to require people show they've been vaccinated to come in. some people are going to say it's against their civil liberties, et. cetera. eventually it may go to courts. right now we need to just stay our ground and see what is happening. what is changing before we start extrapolating into the future of vaccination passports. now the murder trial of a former minneapolis police officer resumes today. after the break, a look at some of the compelling testimony last week. use finish dishwasher cleaner its dual-action formula tackles grease and limescale. finish. clean dishwasher. clean dishes.
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in the coming hours, testimony resumes in the trial of derek chauvin. the former minneapolis police officer accused of killing george floyd. cnn correspondent sara sider in gets us up to date.
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warning, her report contains disturbing video. >> used excessive and unreasonable force against the body of george floyd. >> derek chauvin had been doing what he was trained to do. the use of force is not attractive but it's a necessary component of policing. >> the defense and prosecution's dueling arguments in the case the world is watching. the trial started with the video. >> my instincts were telling me something was wrong. >> reporter: a 9-1-1 dispatcher called a police supervisor as she watched officer's treatment
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of george floyd on a surveillance camera. >> why did you do that? >> because i believe i witnessed a murder. >> reporter: donald williams was watching from the sidewalk. the professionally trained mma fighter was overcome with emotion as he heard his own call to 9-1-1. >> caller: a murder is going on. a murder -- >> 61-year-old eye witness charles mcmillian was there, too. he says he begged floyd to comply. >> stop moving. >> reporter: he dissolved into sobs when he saw the video from that day. >> an off duty firefighter
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walked by begged officers to let her check his pulse or to check it themselves. >> there was a man being killed, had i had access to a call similar to that, i would have been able to provide medical attention to the best of my abilities and this human was denied that. >> reporter: some witness's faces were shielded from the public. only the jury saw them because they were all minors when they witnessed floyd's death. the teen who took the video that went viral and her 9-year-old cousin who testified anonymously. >> there's been nights i stayed up apologizing. apologizing to george floyd for not doing more. >> i saw that officer put his
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knee on the neck of george floyd. i was sad and kind of mad. >> reporter: a former cashier who accused floyd of paying for cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill testified, too. >> i took it anyways and i was planning to put it on my tab until i second guessed myself. as you can see in the video, i kept examining it and eventually told my manager. >> reporter: soon after, police were called. >> george was motionless and chauvin seemed very -- resting state. >> you saw there standing there with your hands on your head for awhile. what was going through your mind? >> disbelief. >> reporter: none of the by standers knew george floyd at the time. only one person who testified this week did. they met at his job years ago when he noticed she was crying.
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>> floyd has this great, deep southern voice. raspy. he's like, sis, you okay, sis? i wasn't okay. >> they dated for nearly three years. she testified that they shared many things including an addiction to painkillers. >> floyd and i both suffered with an opioid addiction. we got addicted and tried really hard to break that addiction many times. >> reporter: chauvin's attorney pounced. pointing out floyd's drug use. his argument? floyd didn't die from chauvin's actions but his own drug use and preexisting medical issues. >> it was your belief that mr. floyd started using again about two weeks prior to his death, correct? >> i noticed a change in his behavior, yes. >> reporter: the jury also heard from a slew of emts and police
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both current and former. when emt derek smith arrived on the scene, chauvins on floyd even though floyd was unresponsive. >> i thought he was dead. >> smith said he and his partner along with an officer worked to treat floyd. two officers criticized their fellow officer's treatment of floyd. >> 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 remanded the restraint. >> what is your view of that during that time period? >> probable unnecessary. >> reporter: the lieutenant richard zimmerman testified he's the most senior member of the police force. he's been there 35 years. now the head of homicide. chauvin's attorney intimated the lieutenant may not be in the best position to judge patrol
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officers' decisions. >> you're not out patrolling the streets, making arrests, things of that nature? >> no. >> all right. >> and it's fair to say, then, your experience with the use of force of late has been primarily through training? >> yes. >> reporter: he shows up on scenes after an incident occurs. still, with all his years of experience, he did not mince words when asked if the officers used excessive force that day? >> pulling him down to the ground, face down, and putting your knee on a neck for that amount of time is just uncalled for. i saw no reason why the officers felt they were in danger, if that's what they felt. and that's what they would have to have feel to be able to use that kind of force. >> reporter: that's, of course, the beginning of the prosecution's case. we have yet to hear from the defense, but in this country, of
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course, when you are charged with a crime, you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. sara sidner, cnn, minneapolis. okay. just ahead for us on "cnn newsroom." the ice in the arctic is melting and russia's military is taking advantage of it. what they're doing in a cnn excluls ireport. -- exclusive report. my psoriatic arthritis, made my joints stiff, swollen... painful. emerge tremfyant™ with tremfya®, adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis... ...can uncover clearer skin and improve symptoms at 16 weeks. tremfya® is also approved for adults with active psoriatic arthritis. serious allergic reactions may occur. tremfya® may increase your risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms or if you had a vaccine or plan to. tremfya®. emerge tremfyant™
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russia is taking advantage of climate change to shore up its military power. it's testing new weapons in the arctic in areas where there's been quite a bit of ice melt. what the russians are doing there could have major implications for the united states. international security editor
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nick payton walsh is with us from london. he has his exclusive reporting. i noticed in the cnn.com piece that you wrote for this, and encourage everyone to see it, a senior state department official told you, look, there's clearly a military challenge from the russians in the arctic. >> reporter: russia would say, look, it's our coastline. we'll do what we like there. the u.s. concern is that there's build up. it's startling, frankly, if you see the satellite images in the piece ahead. occurring in an area where most agree the ice melt is happening so much faster than previously imagined. that build up is u.s. officials are concerned about projecting power across this newly freed up ice free area. possibly in the decades ahead. a key thing everyone talks about someone called the northern sea route. it's potentially going to be able to halve almost the distance of europe and asia.
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it's going a vital strategic thing in the years ahead. it's a place where russian is bringing in new technology and the large amount of military might to try, some say, to set the rules by getting there first. it's a new frontier. expanding for all the wrong reasons with pushy neighbors rushing in. russia is seeing the arctic ice melt fast and filling the gap with a military build up, some of it on alaska's doorstep. not seen since the cold war. key is a new generation of weapons like a 120-miles per hour torpedo. it's designed to sneak past u.s. coastal defenses and causing a tsunami to hit the east coast with contaminated water. experts told cnn the weapon is, quote, very real. it will tested in the summer near norway whose intelligence
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head said it's not only the ecological damage that could be bad. >> it is in the testing phase. it's a strategic system and aimed at targets. it's something we need to get our heads around and understand. >> reporter: russian vladimir putin was fantasizing when he revealed this, some said, and other weapons like the hypersonic missile in 2018. but continuing development and testing make them very real. >> russia is projetting an image it's developing new technology. of course, it's destabilizing the strategic balance. >> there's capabilities that could reach the united states and its nato allies. >> reporter: that's not all russia is up to. cnn obtained satellite images revealing the system build up of russian base ace long the
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northern coastline. part of what a u.s. state department official called a military challenge. close to alaska, two new radar stations with a quick reaction alert force of bombers and jets. west, a thin strip of land is seen over seven years the slow growth of a large airstrip. and in the northern most point is another base that sprung up since 2015, one of several in the arctic decorated the colors of the russian flag. a nearby airfield are home to 31 jets, recent rivals. further west, over the past four years, experts believe a storage facility has slowly been built up for the torpedo. russia had its eye on being the arctic power for years and now moving to make that happen. yes, this is its coastline, for sure. but u.s. officials have
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expressed concerns to me the build up is not just about protecting it's also about projecting power across the ice toward the north pole. there are new resources to exploit under the ice, yes. but russia released this video in january of the first time a freighter got through the ice in the east in the thick winter to sell a new trade route along the northern coast. >> it's a possible moneymaker for the kremlin. cutting the current journey time from asian to europe through the suez canal nearly in happen. >> the development of the russian arctic is essential to russia's economic survival. they do have a very ambitious mission for charting the northern sea route. as president vladimir putin said, the next suez canal. >> reporter: u.s. officials voiced concern to cnn that russia is demanding permission to cross it. the u.s. and the allies bomb
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verse flown out of norway. they're training off of norway's north. there's a southern rush. there's been only bleak sheet ice. who gets there first makes the rules, they say, an ugly race due to the climate crisis for a place nobody should want to be conquerable. >> reporter: it's important to point out that russia, we asked experts, russia said the goals in the arctic region, as i said, much of which is its own coastline you're looking at there, economic entirely and peaceful. you see there the extraordinary military build up. they would say in their defense, because they're seeing what, in the past, has been just a sheet wall of ice protecting russia from its north and allies, the russians would say we have to move there to put our defenses up. the problem is, when you
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introduce new super weapons that aren't guided or restrained by any of the treaties russia is currently part of, there's an enormous scope for miscalculation for southern escalation. you see the bombers there being flown out of norway. the u.s. is concerned about how this is progressing so quickly and russia's western allies, norway included, are deeply nervous about this new climate up there. not only the physical ice one but the military one, too. as the arctic becomes increasingly, tragically, and awfully something which would you navigate across or stake claim to because it's not just ice, it's a new area, as you see, arms are being raced in and as a potential for some flare up. >> yeah. fascinating report, nick. i appreciate you bringing it to us. thank you so much. now at least 41 people are dead in indonesia after flash flooding ripped through four villages on the island on sunday. floods and mudslides crashed
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through homes and wiped out bridges and roads on parts of the island. rescuers can't reach some of the worst-hit areas because of heavy rains and waves. indonesia's disaster management agency said at least 27 people are still missing. now response teams in florida, meantime, are trying to prevent what authorities say is a real catastrophic flooduation situation. the problem is at a decommissioned plant south of tampa. waste water is stored at the facility and officials feel the wall holding that water back could collapse. the threat of toxic flooding in the area forced hundreds of residents from their homes. the governor took an aerial tour of the site on sunday. >> what we're looking at now is trying to prevent and respond to, if need be, a real catastrophic flood situation. >> the public health and safety is the top priority. obviously, we want to protect
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the way that minimizes any impacts. >> now the update this story local officials report a controlled release is now working in the level of risk is decreasing, thankfully. authorities reassure residents, in their words, the water supply is safe. still to come on "cnn newsroom." jordan uncovered a plan to destabilize the kingdom and a member of the royal family is directly involved. lysol laundry sanitizer kills 99.9% of illness-causing bacteria detergents leave behind. proven to kill covid-19 life before cerebral was, was pretty taxing. i was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. i would just feel this like
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to the dramatic political events in jordan where the government accused former crown prince of trying to destabilize the country. the deputy prime minister said security officials have foiled
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the plan which allegedly involved the prince's associates, and in their words, foreign parties. ben wiedeman is here to help us sort it out. he's following developments from beirut. i was interested the government, in terms of the press conference on saturday, also said they referred some of this information to the state security courts but said the king would bring this up directly with the prince. and so i ask you, how are we able to decipher what is at stake here in terms of jordan and the government or if this is an internal family squabble that is now in the open >>well, it might take -- for this particular puzzle. certainly in terms of, you know, king abdullah having direct contact with the prince, that's plausible. at the end of the day, it's a
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family squabble among the offspring of the late king. it's important to keep in mind that king hussein had four wives and 11 children and it is inevitable in this sort of situation that half brothers are going to be competitors for power. this is the sort of problem that normally would be solved with behind closed doors consultations. i think what is most striking about this current situation is how very much this is in the open. in the open in a way that jordan has never seen before. there have, in the past, been tensions between members of the royal family but they've always been sort of papered over. this is being made very public. the prince come out with a direct challenge. he's criticizing the country and
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indirectly the monarchy of corruption and incompetence and there is dissatisfaction in jordan at the moment with the economic situation, which is very bad. with the handling of the coronavirus, which, initially, was considered to be one of the better situations as far as the middle east is concerned with handling the coronavirus. now things don't seem to be going well and clearly the king is not happy with this situation. how he's going to resolve this, however, is anyone's guess. paula? >> yeah. it's been fascinating to watch and i know unnerving for many in the region and beyond. ben wiedeman, thank you so much for the update. now are you on facebook? if so, you might be one of a half billion people -- let me say that again, a half billion, whose personal data has been posted on a website for hackers.
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his next major legislative push. last week he unveiled a massive plan addressing both issues. this week he's focussed on whipping up support and countering those critics. we have more. zplr after spending the holiday weekend at camp david, president biden will return here to the white house on monday. he'll get right to work on pitching his american jobs plan. that sweeping $2.25 trillion investment in infrastructure and jobs. the president has indicated he believes there will be changes made to this proposal. as he's looking to not only get republican sign up on but ensure his democratic caucus stays together to support this proposal. now the president has said he'll invite both republicans and democrats into the oval office to talk about their ideas for the plan. he's also dispatched five of his cabinet secretaries where he's calling his so-called jobs cabinet to pitch this plan to the american people and to get
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in and hold discussions with lawmakers on capitol hill. they're reaching out to mayors and local governors trying to build the support out in the country. the transportation secretary, pete buttigieg, talked about the president's desire for the package to be bipartisan but ensure they're quick in their action. take a listen. >> the president really believes in a bipartisan approach, and it's one of the reasons i'm constantly having conversations with members of congress on both sides of the aisle gathering ideas. bottom line, we have to deliver for the american people and we can't let politics slow this down to where it doesn't actually happen. >> reporter: now republicans have been fierce in their opposition to that $2.25 trillion price tag and the tax hikes for corporations that the president proposed to pay for this proposal. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell has said he's prepared to fight the president every step of the way. it's not just republicans that the president needs to worry about, he also needs to keep an eye on his democratic caucus.
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there are moderates calling for specific elements of the proposal to be changed and progressives are saying that the president could go bolder. but one thing you hear over and over from white house officials is that it's not just about getting bipartisan support from lawmakers, it's also building that bipartisan support out in the country, which is what you saw a tactic from them during the american rescue plan. they're trying to get support from republicans and democrats, ordinary american voters, as they're trying to pressure these lawmakers to get on board. arlett saenz. cybersecurity experts said the personal information of about a half billion facebook users have been posted to a website used by hackers. cnn explains how the sensitive data was released. >> reporter: so hackers, in this case, apparently back in 2019 are able to exploit a flaw in facebook's systems where they
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were able to match phone numbers of apparently hundreds of millions of facebook users with their facebook accounts. now what that has resulted in is someone has posted on a hacking forum the details, we're told, of half a billion facebook accounts, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, people's names, where they live. all this information a treasure-trove for cyber criminals who might want to engage in identity tests. break down of the numbers by country 32 million accounts in the u.s., 11 million in the united kingdom, 28 million in saudi arabia, and hundreds of millions more around the world. facebook said it has fixed that flaw. they said they fixed the flaw back in 2019. obviously, the data is still out there. we asked the company if they are going to tell users. if they're going tell people who have been affect the by this that their information is out there they said "no comment at the moment." one thing i should mention, we were speaking to a cybersecurity expert who has access to this
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data and he was able to quickly pull up the details of two of our cnn colleagues. a lot of people impacted by this. >> and our thanks for that reporting. now japan's famous cherry blossom season has peaked. but earlier than expected. in fact, it's the earliest cherry blossom bloom in 1200 years. experts say this fits into a pattern of early flowering in recent decades and is likely the result of climate change. cnn's selena wang has more. >> reporter: cherry blossom season is coming to an end in japan. for thousand of years, these flowers have been revered. celebrated with viewing parties. even during covid-19, people gathered from all around to enjoy these stunning sights. these blossoms, which only last a few days, are reminder of fleeting beauty but a lasting effect of climate change. cherry blossoms have bloomed
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exceptionally early across japan. scientists say it's a sign of global warming. in kyoto, blossoms peaked on march 26th. that's the earliest date in more than 1,200 years of records. here in tokyo, flowers reached peak bloom on march 22nd, the second earliest date on ronald. these cherry trees are extremely p important for climate change studies because of how sensitive they are to temperature change and how far back the information goes. a researcher tells me he's gathered records from kyoto back to 1812 a.d. from historical documents and dairies. in the last 200 years, the peak blooming date in kyoto has been getting earlier and earlier as temperatures rise, he said, higher temperatures and urbanzation contribute to earlier blooming times. this spring has been unusually warm in japan, he says. traditionally the season is celebrated with picnics and
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parties and festivities underneath the trees. they've been restricted this year because of covid-19. signs all over like this one reminding people that parties are not allowed. cherry blossoms hold important cultural significance in japan. they appear throughout japanese literature and in poetry. it's a symbol of life, death, and rebirth. here the petals have fallen. the delicate blossoms replaced with green leaves. reflecting the fragility of nature and our planet. and that's going to do it for us this hour. "early start" is up next. you're watching cnn.
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