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your hands. he lifted his hands. they were empty and the child was shot. >> they've made the message clear, the anger against the police is obvious. >> britain's prince philip will be buried at st. george's chapel tomorrow at windsor castle. >> we're going to see very powerful imagery. we'll see the queen sitting in her own in a church remembering her husband of 73 years. >> today is about prince philip. it's about mourning his loss. ♪ well, good morning to you on this saturday. it's april 17th. i'm christi paul. >> and i'm boris sanchez, thank you for joining us that bright and early. >> yeah, he got that wake-up call. >> i spent all night eating chocolate and beef jerky, i was so excited, our first full weekend together, christi. >> yes, yes. and we're really slowing you into it with two hours today.
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we'll get you back next week. >> true. let's talk about what's been happening, particularly overnight while you may have been sleeping, there is frustration across this country with the cycle of mass shooting. the cycles of police violence and with the cycle of politicians who are promising on both issues. >> later, we'll have the report on the mass shooting in indianapolis as we learn who the victims were. we take a look at a sixth night of protest in brooklyn center, minnesota, over the killing of daunte wright. police were forcibly clearing out the crowd when protesters began shaking a fence. police in portland, oregon declaring a riot there amid protests that police in that city killed a man. in oakland, california, police condemning assaults and vandalism that happened.
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of course, in chicago, the killing of tl13-year-old adam toledo. s cnn's martin savidge is there. martin, talk us through where you are and what you saw. >> reporter: sure, boris. emotions continue to run high, that's clearly evident. first of all, let's talk about the officer involved. that's eric stillman. he's been placed on administrative duty. in other words, he's been taken avenue the street and assigned to a desk while this investigation continues. meanwhile, we've learned that the family of adam toledo was not notified of the 13 years old's death 2 1/2 days after the fact. the reason for that is toledo did not have any identification on him when he was killed and
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they ran his fingerprints through the system but he wasn't in the system. and at the same time, gave police a wrong identification. that delay, though, is only compounding the tragedy and emotions that many people feel. the debate, of course, is when did toledo have or did not have a gun in his hands. two different opinions you're going to hear from here. the attorney who represents the toledo family. followed by a representative from the police union. take a listen. >> that child complied. adam complied with the officer's request. drop the gun. turned around. the officer saw his hands were up and pulled the trigger. >> that officer had 0.8 of a second to determine if that weapon was still in his hand or not. an officer does not have to wait to be shot at or shot in order to responsibility and defend himself. >> reporter: this is not, of course, the first controversial police killing in the city of chicago, but it's clear that
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this particular case has struck a chord, struck a nerve with so many people. that was evident last night by the protests that first began with the couple hundred, and then grew into thousands of people. it was a very diverse crowd that was there. in some cases, there were a lot of families that there were people who showed up with their children, they marched through the streets for hours. it was loud and at times it was very angry against police but it was orderly. it was only at the very end after much of the crowd had already dissipated that there was pushing and shoving and an altercation that took place with police. it appeared there may have been some arrests. for the most part, police stayed back, even though they were there in large presence, and they continued to monitor those who stayed behind. and, again it is an emotional day here in this city. and all eyes will be focused on
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what happens next, both on the streets and in the investigation. boris and christi. >> martin savidge, thank you so much. meantime, here in washington, and across the country, flags are back at half-staff. yet again, it's the fifth time at the white house this year. the same order has already followed mass shootings in atlanta, and boulder, colorado. president biden calling gun violence an epidemic that the country must address now. >> this has to end. it's a national embarrassment. it is a national embarrassment what's going on. and it's not only these mass shootings that are occurring. every single day, every single day there's a mass shooting in the united states, if you count all of those who are killed out on the streets of our cities and rural areas. it's a national embarrassment and must come to an end. >> and just in the last few hours, police have released the
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names, identities of the eight people who were killed during america's latest mass shooting. >> yeah. they range in age from 19 to 74. here are their names. several of them were members of the sikh community. officials say the investigation is still very much in its infancy. cnn's miguel marquez is in indianapolis with the latest. miguel, we just confirmed over the last few hours that the apparent suspect was a former employee. >> reporter: he was, indeed. he left employment here at this fedex facility. it's a massive facility, one of the largest that fedex has in the world last year some time. we also know that this individual 19 years old was on police radar last year, in march of 2020, his mother called police here in indianapolis to report that she was afraid her son was going to try to commit suicide by cop. police responded to the home. they checked out. they took a shotgun that
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belonged to the 19-year-old. and then something else they saw in the home led them to call the fbi, because they were concerned about, perhaps, some sort of extremist behavior that he may have. so the fbi interviewed him a month later. they closed the case, but they kept the gun, so it will raise questions about what gun he had here. how did he obtain it. and, of course, the motive. why. why would he come back to the place where he worked and kill so many people. back to you, guys. >> miguel marquez, reporting from indianapolis, thank you for that. president biden calling the latest series of mass shootings, quote, a national embarrassment last week, his administration announced several actions to address gun violence in america. >> when it comes to gun laws, president biden is going to have to get both sides of the aisle to work together here. cnn's daniella diaz is on capitol hill. daniella, good to see you, what is the president able to do
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that? what is the realistic number here? >> reporter: christi, the problem is republicans and democrats can't find any middle ground at all on this issue. most republicans are against any sort of measures for gun safety. and most democrats want to see some sort of gun safety passed in this congress. so they're having a really hard time trying to meet on the middle in this. if there's any hope at all, it probably lies in trying to narrow the scope of whatever bill is put on the senate floor which is exactly what senator chris murphy and senator richard blumenthal of connecticut both are trying to do right now. the other two more important senators on this issue are senator joe manchin of west virginia and senator pat toomey of pennsylvania. they tried to pass a bill in 2013, a bipartisan bill, that would expand commercial background checks. those are two senators we're watching on this issue. and murthy and blumenthal are trying to work with republican
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senators behind the scenes to persuade them, to negotiate with them on gun safety on the senate fl floor. chuck schumer is committed to putting a bill on the floor anyway, even if it doesn't have the votes to pass. here's what he said earlier this week. >> we will have a vote on this issue. we will have a debate on this issue. it is very important. two of our leaders on this from connecticut, senators murthy and blumenthal are reaching out to colleagues to see if we will have a vote. >> reporter: schumer's goal is to hold a vote so that both democrats and republicans can go on where they stand on the issue of gun control. christi, boris. >> daniella diaz, thank you. if it seems like we're
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talking about mass shootings in america, it's because they're happening. take a look at this list scrolling on your screen. cnn defines a mass shooting, by the way, as a shooting that results in four or more injuries of death, including the shooter. by definition, there's been more than 40 mass shootings in this country just since mid-march. that includes the shooting at soopers supermarket. and one of the biggest blunders that has altered the course of national decisioned in the united states. how a decision made by john f. kennedy in 1961 still impacts u.s. politics. and we're going live with you to windsor, as hundreds of military personnel gather, for a final salute to the duke of
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we're just about 15 minutes past the hour. and new this morning, the globe consideration death toll, according to johns hopkins university has topped 3 million. this as the cdc says more than 200 million doses of covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in the united states. despite that the number of infections continues to climb. according to the cdc, more than 30% of all adults in the united states have been fully vaccinated. but experts say that is simply not enough. according to experts from the university of washington's institute for health metrics and valuation, they forecast 58,000 more people will die from the virus by august 1st. >> let's talk about michigan. it's currently in the midst of a third covid surge. the cdc says the state has the second most cases of the b 115
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variant, the variant first identified in the uk. what's more, there's federal data that shows that michigan cities account for nine out of ten worst outbreaks in the u.s. area. so the president of jackson county health department, jackson, michigan, that's a city near the top of the list. thank you so much for being with us. it's good to have you here. so, i understand that jackson say small city. it's rural. but michigan has been in stringent, stringent lockdown since the beginning. what do you think is happening there that's contributing to the uptick that you're seeing? >> you know, there's several things happening in michigan around the country. something that we hear a lot about at the health department is that people are tired. we've been through lockdowns, we've been cooped up. in michigan, with the cold american, now that it's warmer out, we're just tired. we want to be outside. we want to be around other
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people and we're seeing in some of these gatherings that are taking place, and more dining and sports, we're seeing an increase in cases. it's kind of as a result of this warm spree. >> so, i know that you posted a message on facebook explaining variants. and i'm wondering why you felt compelled to do so. and in addition to that, what is it about these variants? is there any one in particular that brings you more along than others? >> well, right now as you mentioned the b.1.1.7 variant is spreading in michigan and in our community. earlier in march, we detected two different variants within a couple days of each other. and that is a big cause for concern, in addition to that, springtime, we're seeing the variants in our community that do spread easier. so, we are seeing a lot of spread in schools and in sports. and that variant, we believe, is a big cause of that, because
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there's evidence that variant strain is now the greatest strain in our area. >> so, director, have you been able to gauge what your most urgent need is at the moment? and what is the biggest obstacle to getting you there? >> that's a great question. one of the greatest needs, of course, is vaccination. we really need people to continue to try to get a vaccine anywhere that they can because that's our best way to protect ourselves. the next thing we really need to do is wear masks, social distance, and try to limit our gatherings to other people who are protected. i think our biggest theory here is truly we've been in this pandemic for over a year, and people are just kind of tired. and we do see in our communities, especially some of our more rural communities. a lot of people saying, you know what, it's been a year, i haven't gotten sick. my family, we can gather. we can go through the holidays, easter and kind of celebrate the
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warm weather together. that's one of the challenges we do face. we're not through the pandemic quite yet. we're getting close with that vaccination effort to protecting ourselves even more. >> there are reports, as i understand it, of younger people who are being infected here. and you said that young people, quote, will represent one of the challenges to us in the future. what do you moean by that? will you expand on that, please? >> sure. i've had conversations with some of our superintendents at some of our schools, and we see a lot of misinformation out there on social media and in going through the community regarding what the vaccine does. and how effective it might be and what some of those long-term side effects might be. we've heard hesitancy among our younger age groups because of that misinformation out there. >> okay. have you seen more younger people being infected there in michigan as well? >> we have. that's a great question. with the vaccination efforts, we rolled that out, with older
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adults in the community, 65 and older. over half of those individuals are vaccinated. what we're seeing more people in their 20s, 30s and teenagers getting sick with the covid vaccine to start the covid variant, with the regular covid strain. and we're seeing a lot more spread in younger groups. people who are working, people in the schools. in fact, the last week after spring break, we saw the greatest increase in school education as we've seen in the pandemic. >> how are younger people faring once they get infected? >> by and large, a lot of younger people do find they have some mild symptoms. i did hear that michigan has had a record increase in childhood hospital admissions here in the last week. but that's still largely most children, they will have symptoms of kind of a mild flu or cold. the issue that we see, of course, is that they bring back the covid virus to their household, to their loved ones. to some of their you are
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protected or vulnerable neighbors or family members. >> okay. matthew budd, we appreciate you taking the time to be with us this morning and help us understand what's happening in michigan. we wish you the very best. we hope that everything will tamp down there for all of you. we know you've worked really hard. thank you. >> thank you for having us. mixed reaction from both sides of the aisle. president biden's plan to end america's longest war. after the break, i'll ask california congressman ro khanna, why he supports pulling troops from afghanistan. introducing fidelity income planning. we look at what you've saved, what you'll need, and help you build a flexible plan for cash flow that lasts, even when you're not working, so you can go from saving... to living. ♪ let's go ♪
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president joe biden is attempting to do what his predecessors could not, end the longest war in u.s. history by bringing troops home from afghanistan. president biden announced this week that the withdrawal will
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begin on may 1st and likely be completely september 11th, on the 20th anniversary of al qaeda attack on the united states that prompted the beginning of the war on afghanistan back in 2001. the reaction has been mixed. critics say the threat of terrorism could be compounded. but our next guest welcomes the withdrawal, saying in part, quote, continuing the u.s. intervention in afghanistan out of the fear that the government might be overrun by the taliban is the same mind-set that has bogged us down for two decades. this problem could be solved militarily, it would have been done before now. withdrawing our troops will allow the united states to refocus on diplomacy as our foreign policy tool of first resort, a key biden campaign promise. joining us now to discuss is one of the authors of that opinion piece, congressman ro khanna of california. sir, thank you so much for joining us this morning. i want to start with something you wrote in the op-ed, that
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withdrawing troops will allow for a refocus on diplomacy. congressman, respectfully, is there really room for diplomacy with the taliban? >> well, we have to have some solution to peace. the intelligence agencies have told us that our troops are at risk. the taliban has threatened to take action. if we don't withdraw our troops. and if we stay there, we're going to continue to have conflict and war. that's why president biden took the courageous decision to withdraw, recognizing, though, that we have economic tools, we have sanctions. and we can keep regional assets to make it clear to the taliban that they cannot harbor terrorists. and to make it clear that we reserve the right to take future military action, if our homeland is ever at threat. >> you mentioned sanctions and the saability to get regional actors to intervene. i assume you mean places like
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pakistan. what incentive, really, does the taliban have, ultimately, though, to keep the peace? >> well, first, they've seen what the krieunited states can . let's remember, we won the war, our original mission. we destroyed al qaeda. we caught bin laden. and their country has been ravaged for 20 years. so, the last thing they want is to do something that is going to trigger the united states to have further spikes or further military action. and we've made it very clear, and the president will make it very clear in withdrawing, there is zero tolerance for them to harbor terrorists that could threaten the united states homeland or interests. and my understanding is the administration will look for regional assets, whether that's in kazakhstan or pakistan or other areas to make sure they retain the capability of having the potential of striking, if something were to develop that threatened the united states. >> well, some, including your
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colleague congressman adam kinzinger are concerned that it shouldn't be because of the dynamic we saw in iraq, isis taking troop. the concern is that something similar is going to happen in afghanistan. i want you to listen to what he had to say. >> other challenges, of course. but you know what we haven't had in the last 20 years, we have not had a terrorist attack in the united states of america that was planned and executed out of afghanistan. i think this sends the wrong message at the wrong time. and frankly, it's going to be, i fear, a repeat of what we saw in iraq after the u.s. left. we only had to go back bigger force. >> congressman, what's your response? >> i know people keep throwing out this iraq talking point but there is no factual similarity. it was caused because of
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deratification. and we left no role of a coalition. it would be as and insisted tha the taliban have no role. and president biden is going to make sure it's a coalition government in which the taliban has a role. so it's a situation that is totally not comparable. >> and it doesn't seem like the taliban has the same desire when it comes to enforcing a certain kind of democracy. and one example of that is that women that are involved in these negotiations are concerned that the progress that afghan women have made over two decades could be lost, if u.s. forces leave before a long-term political solution is reached. how is the biden administration addressing those concerns? >> well, there's no doubt that the taliban doesn't mean in liberal democracy or human
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rights. and we shouldn't be naive about that. the taliban has gained control since we've been there. they now control 70% of the territory. so we haven't been successful until warding them off. the same thing, groups are split, there's an op-ed in "the new york times" by the leader of women for afghanistan organization. she made two important points. first, women and children currently are dying as many afghan civilians because of the ongoing war. so that is not helpful for women's rights. the second is, the key point insistence of women leader groups any part of government, that those human rights are upheld by the international community. and that's what we will continue to do. but the idea that america can militarily go to places halfway around the world and create liberal democracy, i just don't think is possible. and that's the lesson that we've learned over the last 20 years. >> congressman, i want to pivot
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quickly to what the white house is calling an epidemic. president biden speaking, of course, about gun violence in this country. according to cnn's count, more than 40 mass shootings across the country in just the last month. given the gridlock on this issue in congress, realistically, what could be done at a national level to address this? >> well, we need to act. and i'm glad that the president is insisting on that. i was encouraged that senator schumer, the senate majority leader, said that they will bring legislation to the senate. as you know, the house has passed a number of provisions. the most important one, the basic one, is a universal background check. shouldn't we be able to tell if a person has a criminal background history, if a person is likely to commit violence before they get to buy a gun? that seems so reasonable. the house has passed that. the senate needs to take that up and vote on it. and it's also why we frankly
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need filibuster reform to protect voting rights to have measures to protect climate change. >> congressman khanna, we appreciate you coming on. >> thank you for having me. for the first time in 60 years, a castro will not head the communist party in cuba. ahead, the pressure put being on the new regime and bring about the lifestyle changes there. ♪ ♪ when you save money with allstate you feel like you're winning. safe drivers save 40% saving is easy when you're in good hands. allstate. click or call for a quote today. new projects means new project managers.
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so, a historic move raul castro confirmed, he's stepping down, as head of cuba's communist party. that's the only political party allowed on the island. but this marks the first time in more than six decades a castro will not hold what's considered the most powerful post in cuba. >> notably this weekend also marks the anniversary of the failed bay of pigs invasion. it's wildly known as one of the biggest blunders in the history of covert operations. but for those who spanned the stretch of cuban headlines 60 years ago today, it was a dictatorship that one still argues carries an outside impact in national elections in united states. >> reporter: 1961, the height of the cold war. a brigade of cuban exiles, armed and trained by the cia, return
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to their homeland to carry out a daring mission. >> we were just desperate to jump. >> reporter: known as brigade 2506, they numbered roughly 1500. farmers, doctors, fishermen, engineers and teenagers, some of them not yet 18 years old. >> we are so young, we are going to die tonight. >> reporter: united by the dream of toppling fidel castro. as revolution revoked property rights, stifled free expression and brutally squashed any form of decent. johnny lopez de la cruz said witnessing an innocent friend get killed by firing squad led to action. >> i started looking for a place to start working against the government. >> reporter: the mission led to clandestine cia-backed camps in florida and guatemala, and all thely the bay of pigs. >> clearly, all of us knew that we could get killed.
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but frankly, the thought that never passed my mind that we could lose. >> reporter: under a plan originally devised by the eisenhower administration, the united states would help the brigade with air support. but after three days of intense fighting -- >> we actually ran out of ammunition. >> reporter: -- help never came. then president john f. kennedy chance theed the strike. many captured. >> i know many of us blamed at that time president kennedy. i, myself, do not. >> reporter: but six decades later, the failed invasion and kennedy's decision still enflames arguments in miami's little havana. and beyond. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: i think you can draw a straight line from the trauma from but bay of pigs and the generational trauma really
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of the bay of pigs, all the way to the election of 2020. and probably beyond. >> reporter: filmmaker billy corben has spent decades documenting culture and politics in miami. he says the scars of communism, primed not only cubans but venezuelans and colombians and others for a very specific message from republicans. democrats can't be trusted. >> there was a way that democrats can speak to that constituency, but yet, they failed to. and in that vacuum comes constant reminders of the trauma. >> those fleeing oppression, whether in cuba, venezuela or anywhere else, understand first hand the dangers. >> reporter: the veterans of brigade 2506 made donald trump their first presidential endorsement in 55 years. he first visited them in little havana in 1999. and in 2000, they visited him at the white house. >> you have kept your promises.
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>> we are conservative, and anything that smells socialism or communism, we're going to reject. >> reporter: the gop approach paid off. and one of the biggest swings towards trump in the country, the former president grew his share of the 2020 vote in miami-dade county by more than 12 points. where democrats also lost two house seats. while joe biden ultimately won miami dade, trump's boost narrowed the margins helping trump within florida's 29 electoral college votes. >> i do think there is a lack of fully understanding the trauma that the cuban people have gone through. >> reporter: senator bob menendez, a cuban-american democrat, said the rhetoric from republicans may have worked, but ultimately has not produced much change in cuba. >> four years of donald trump, and none of those years changed the reality of castro's regime. and the suffering of the cuban people. >> reporter: alongside
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republican marco rubio, a fellow cuban-american senator, menendez is co-sponsoring a resolution honoring brigade 2506. they want to raise awareness about human rights violations on the island, and put pressure on the regime, which rubio says should be a bipartisan issue. >> loudest voices in american politics that have been sympathetic over castro's regime happen to be members of the democratic party. i think that has harmed the democratic party. i've always wanted to continue to keep cuba as a bipartisan. and senator menendez is working 0 than. >> a month doesn't go by that i don't have a very vivid dream of my being in cuba. the cuba i remember, the beautiful country. >> reporter: while the veterans downplay the historical significance, their mission remains unchanged.
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>> 60 years later, we are still fighting for freedom. >> both senators menendez and rubio told me that they believe raul castro's stepping down will not lead to any substantive changes on the island. one final note, after a group of sympathizers negotiated their release in 1962, none of these three brigade members i ever spoke to ever return to the island. they say they will not until their homeland is truly free. a lot of emotions in the united kingdom right now as we're seeing the royal family getting ready to say good-bye to prince philip. comfort in the extreme. ♪ the lincoln family of luxury suvs.
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in honor of the duke of edinburgh decorating military great, military personnel is taking part outside of the st. george's chapel where his funeral will take place today. >> here with more on today's service, author of "diana secrets of her style." and diane, good to have you with us. thank you for being here. i know there is going to be a real focus on prince philip's military service. we cannot overestimate the fact what we have heard about the
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procession that princes william and harry will not be walking side-by-side and that has perked some ears there. can you help us explain what is going on there? >> as soon as it was announced that harry was going to funeral, something clicked and everyone was worried about what should we do? the rift of the family has not been healed. the queen decided a couple of days everybody would walk two-by-two but put their cousin between harry and william. >> when we talk about what is happening inside st. george's chapel, help us understand what we know about that ceremony. as i said, military is, obviously, going to be a big part of what they honor today. but this will be, i don't think people can get away from the thought that this queen, who has been married to him for 73
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years, is sitting alone. this is a moment for her. >> it is. she has had a incredible week having to deal with family squabbles regarding the uniforms, the proceeding and the processional. she is seated alone because of the covid restrictions. there are only 30 mourners that are allowed in the church. they will all be wearing mask and socially distant. it is a moment because of the fact they have been together for 73 years and she has always called the duke my strength and my stay. >> what do we know about what will be said about him? >> at princess diana's funeral they had her sister speak. the duke of canterbury and the archbishop will be the only ones speaking today. >> there is hope, as i understand it, in britain, that this funeral may bring some sort
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of clarity to the princess, to william and to harry. when up go to a funeral, you often think life is short, what do i need to make things right in my life. is that the hope that people are feeling today there in the united kingdom overall? >> overall, yes, the people of the uk really want to see these two men find a way back to each other. as they with you in the processional i think they cannot be reminded of that day the two walked behind their mother's cassette and it was prince phillip who encouraged them to do so. the rift has been so deep and widened the past months or so that it makes it difficult to think one event is going to make a difference but i think it could be a start, but it is concerning they are still walking separated. there is all kinds of things you could read into the tea leaves on that. i think they are hoping this
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will be start of some conversation. >> i would think, you know this better because you know the background, this is what something prince philip would want? >> oh, yes. more than anything, he would want his grandsons to be on the same page. >> diane clehan, thank you for taking time for us today. we will all be watching. this is a huge moment for the world as we watch what is happening there in the uk. thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> we will have special coverage today because we want to say good-bye to you. thank you for starting your morning for us. >> smerconish is up next followed by the special coverage of the royal funeral of prince philip. have a great day.
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read before signing. i'm michael smerconish in philadelphia. yale school of management senior associate dean jeffrey sonnenfield had a gathering with american business leaders recently. the focus was the debate about voter rights playing out in several states most notably in georgia and soon to be in texas. he invited 129 ceos and 90 calls in and represented diverse interest and the biggest names in business. according to "the new york times" the zoom call beganit

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