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or especially get out that far. >> alvin's family and his friends started sending both girls gifts and earlier this month alvin drove six hours to give them one last present from luna's list, a puppy. oh, my gosh. the only way that story could get any better, the great story with the cute kids is the cute puppy. i love it. >> so cute. i love it. >> we gave that you for the day. take that with you and smile. thanks for joining us, i'm christine romans. >> i'm laura jarrett. "new day" starts right now. i'm breonna keeler alongside john berman on this "new day." do americans need to wear their masks outside? the guidance is coming soon. plus a city on edge. the family of a black man killed by police say they were only allowed to see 20 seconds of the body cam video and their calling what they saw an execution. news just in that president biden will be making a major move on the minimum wage today.
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and liz cheney says republicans like ted cruz and josh hawley can't run for president in 2024 as she considers a run of her own. ♪ good morning to viewers here in the united states and around the world it's tuesday, april 27th. just a few hours president biden is expected to announce new cdc guidelines for fully vaccinated americans, included whether vaccinated people need to wear masks outdoors. dr. anthony fauci offered a preview of the new guidance on sunday. >> i think it's pretty common sense now that outdoor risk is really, really quite low, particularly -- i mean, if you are a vaccinated person, wearing a mask outdoors, i mean, obviously the risk is minuscule.
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>> as of this morning, nearly 29% of americans are fully vaccinated, more than 42% have received at least one shot. joining me now is m.i.t. professor of chemical engineering and mathematics martin. we do not know what president biden will announce today, but in your mind, what need would there be for vaccinated americans to wear masks outside? do you think it would be safe to lift the requirement that people wear masks outside when vaccinated? >> well, as dr. fauci just said, seems like a very reasonable decision at this point. >> what about unvaccinated people? >> so, for unvaccinated people, we have to keep in mind the different modes of transmission. so, the covid-19 is transmitted through virus as contained in droplets formed by your breathing, by respiration and there are two different types of
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transmission. the first would be short range transmission through what we call respiratory jets. the puffs that come out when you're breathing or which go a bit farther when you cough. and those are protected -- we protect against that form of transmission by social distancing as a very effective means. on the other hand, there is also airborne transmission through smaller particles suspended in the air, can travel much larger distances. in an indoor setting those particles are particularly dangerous and can over time lead to increased risk. when you're outdoors, that airborne risk is much less but you still have the short range risk from those respiratory jets. so if we were to be outside without masks, then some social distancing would still be effective to keep in mind. >> something to consider if people are packed into things like stadiums with unmasked, unvaccinated people.
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let's move indoors. you released a paper where you talk about social distancing indoors. you just touched on a little bit because of airborne nature of coronavirus. you say the six feet social distancing that we've come to rely on more or less meaningless, when it comes to airosols, not enough. explain. >> so let me clarify. i do not say that the distancing is meaningless. in fact, that has been a common misinterpretation of our work in some -- of our work recently. so, what we say more specifically is that again there are these two types of transmission. for short-range transmission, through these puffs and respiratory jets, it is important to maintain distance. and that distance, you know, should be at least around one meter, which is recommended by the world health organization or even six feet provides an additional means of protection especially when people are not
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wearing masks. you can think of smoking, when you see the plume of smoke coming from a smoker's mouth f you're directly in that plume, you're at an elevated risk. on the other hand, as we also understand from the analogy from smoking there's the risk of secondhand smoke which is when the particles from that breathing, imagine like the secondhand smoke particles go into the air and are carried around the room by the ambient air currents. in those flows, the particles are significantly dilute bud they spread across the room and provide a risk to anyone at any distance, certainly can be far beyond six feet and other factors come into play such as the time. if you're exposed to secondhand smoke only briefly, that may be perfectly fine. if you are exposed for many hours or longer, then that risk builds up. >> thank you for the clarification. i didn't mean to suggest that six feet or social distancing wasn't important in terms of
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droplets or not. just it might not be enough to protect you because of what you say as the secondhand smoke aspect of it. then what would protect you more than social distancing from the airesols, as it were. is that why masking is all the more important indoors? >> yes. in fact what our study provides is a quantitative guideline to protect yourself against indoor airborne transmission. and the guideline also allows you to quantify different protected measures in their effectiveness in reducing that risk. so, the most effective strategy is, in fact, wearing masks. and that's partly because you have a filtration at the source, which is the infected person and also at the target the susceptible person in the room. there's a double effect there. and also the mask block those respiratory jets so that the momentum of the air produced by breathing is significantly
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reduced which also helps to protect against short range transmission. masks are overall very effective way of reducing risk. and then after masks -- >> professor, go ahead. >> i was going to say after masking then ventilation becomes very important. so getting fresh air into the room and exchanging the air that's currently there. followed by filtration and other measures. >> professor, we do appreciate you helping us understand the things that are happening right before our very eyes and auld around us. thanks so much for being up with us. >> thank you, john. nice to be with you. overnight, peaceful protesters gathering in elizabeth city, north carolina, demanding transparency and accountability in the shooting death of andrew brown jr. at the hands of police. so far officials have provided neither. brown's family says they were only shown 20 seconds of video, even though their attorneys say as many as eight body cameras may have captured the fatal shooting. they describe what they did see as an execution. natasha chen is with us from elizabeth city, not sure if this
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is going to allay concerns or make people think that the officials there are being transparent, natasha. >> reporter: well, brianna, there is more hurt and more pain as the group that was gathered here outside the building yesterday eagerly anticipating news found out that not only did the family see only 20 seconds of video, but that what they described as you said was called an execution by the family's attorneys, that the car was backed out away from deputies as mr. brown was continued to be shot at. in fact, the local chapter of the naacp, the chapter president, had to step away from that press conference. he actually walked closer to me during that time and he had tears down his face and he told me he just couldn't listen to that anymore. so very strong response from people who continue to march peacefully through the city. >> say his name. >> andrew brown. >> reporter: protesters in
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elizabeth city, north carolina, are demanding transparency, asking authorities to publicly release body camera footage showing the fatal shooting of andrew brown jr. by a sheriff's deputy last week. >> my dad got executed just by trying to save his own life. you know, he was not in no -- the officers was not in no harm of him at all. >> reporter: the calls are growing after brown's family and attorneys say they were only shown a 20-second video from one deputy's body camera monday, including redactions and the blurring of faces. >> we do not feel that we got transparency. we only saw a snippet of the video. >> that was at no time in the 20 seconds that we saw where he was threatening the officers in any kind of way. >> reporter: according to one of the lawyers, the short clip started as the shooting was already under way. >> he had his hands firmly on the steering wheel. they run up to his vehicle
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shooting. he still stood there, sat there in his vehicle with his hands on the steering wheel while being shot at. >> reporter: a deputy shot and killed brown last wednesday, as authorities say they were attempting to serve him with an arrest warrant for the sale of illegal drugs, a neighbor filming this video showed the aftermath of the shooting from a distance. the sheriff said an investigation is under way and a motion was filed by the county attorney to release the body camera footage. >> this tragic incident was quick and over in less than 30 seconds and body cameras are shaky and sometimes hard to decipher. >> reporter: any additional video is key as they seek answers explaining why he was killed. >> heartbroken. you know, we got a little bit of evidence, but that wasn't enough for us. >> reporter: and the county attorney has formally filed a petition in court for a judge to grant the release of the body
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camera footage and so has a coalition of news organizations including cnn. the hearing for that will be on wednesday, brianna. >> natasha, thank you so much, in elizabeth city, north carolina, for us. >> let's talk with the vice president of law enforcement initiatives at the center for policing equity. hans, thank you for being with us this morning as we follow the case of andrew brown jr.'s killing here. his family and their attorneys say that they were shown these 20 seconds of video. is that enough? >> good morning, brianna, thanks for having me. my condolences to the family of andrew brown. no, it's not enough. it's insufficient and it's insensitive. imagine it's your family member whose life is taken by the police and they control the evidence that can provide transparency to help you understand what happened. and the answer is that you can't see more than 20 seconds of it? and there's a suggestion a tas
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id suggestion you can't be trusted to know what police officers are on the scene, so we're going to blur their faces out. their response also kind of misunderstands why we have body worn cameras in the first place and betrays why we put them in place. that's for transparency and for accountability, so we don't have to take the word of folks who were present and happen to wear a badge. so we can see based on the evidence that is present and created by a body-worn camera what actually happened. so, this is insufficient. it's insensitive and doesn't respond to what communities want, which is why we have body-worn cameras and doesn't respond to basic decencies of what families deserve when they lose a love one. >> what concerns does this raise for you about why police might not be more fulsome in what they're putting out there right now even just for the family? >> yeah. so, you know, overall there's a bunch of concerns. one is we can take a step back here and look at what would
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typically happen when someone is caught on body-worn camera doing something that can lead to them -- force being used against them. in other words, we can blame them for what happened, we tend to see that footage, right? we tend to see people who have knives or people who are carrying a gun even if they dropped that gun, the public gets access to that pretty quickly. so when we don't see it here, it makes me wonder, makes a lot of folks wonder what is in this video? and more over, you know, the overall idea of legitimacy in 2021, police legitimacy in 2021 requires the release of this footage. so you start to -- you really start to wonder what is it that the police are thinking that they can get away with by not highlighting what is in this footage. ask the people in chicago after the murder of laquan mcdonald and the year-long release of that video, what that did to the legitimacy of that police force?
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do the people in chicago now believe anything that police officers say based on the wild discrepancies between what they said initially and what that footage showed and more importantly just the time it took to release that video delegitimized that police force to this day. that was seven years ago. >> hans, very good points you make. hans, thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you. all right. just in, president biden making a big announcement when it comes to the minimum wage. >> and a fox host encourages people to confront those who wear masks outdoors. he didn't always feel this way, though. and a capitol rioter trying to get out of jail uses a creative defense for what he did in nancy pelosi's office.
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♪ in a new interview with the new york post, the number three republican in the house, liz
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cheney, says she is not ruling out a potential presidential run in 2024. congresswoman cheney criticizing the presidential ambitions of some of her republican colleagues, telling the post, quote, i do think that some of our candidates who led the charge, particularly the senators who led the unconstitutional charge not to certify the election, in my view, that's disqualifying. joining us now is cnn political commentator errol louis the political anchor for spectrum news. good morning to you. how do you think that senators hawley and cruz are going to be responding to these remarks? do you have to be a trump loyalist to realistically consider a 2024 run coming up here? >> good morning. i think put your finger right on it. the price of admissions to the club who are going to be seriously considered as a republican nominee in 2024, you've got to be -- you've got to be at least okay with donald trump and with his loyal followers. they are the republican party at
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this point. i think liz cheney is kidding herself if she thinks this has been a limited sort of political fever that represented four years of trumpism. it's gone much further than that. it has affected the dna of the party. it may not be the same creature she imagined it was, certainly not the party of her father. i don't know that there's going to be room for her at the top. certainly the current front-runners are going to continue to build in strength. all of the fundraising, all of the polling suggests that that is the future of the republican party, like it or not. >> so, errol, after the chauvin verdict and certainly what we're seeing with andrew brown in north carolina, there's this renewed call for police reform. tim scott working with democrats we think to work on something. but it's not happening quickly. let's just say that. and bakari sellers representing the family andrew brown in north carolina, called out two democrats by not helping by name. >> i want each and every one of
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you all to take out your phones right now and i want you to google the number of kyrsten sinema and joe manchin. i want you to call them and ask them why they're not signed on to the george floyd justice and policing act. >> amen. >> i want you to make sure that every united states senator, democrat and republican, passes legislation so we don't have to be in positions like this. >> what's the calculation by manchin and synema whom bakari called out? >> they're dealing with their own politics, at this stage moderate democrats who have to keep a lot of independents and republicans, if not with them then at least not fiercely against them if they want to keep their seats. so they're just kind of playing out their politics. what our friends bakari is reminding them, though, we talk a lot about the base of the republican party, the democratic party has a base. it is black voters. and many of them turned into single issue voters when it comes to the issues of abuse of police power. to bottle up that legislation
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and say it won't get a vote that they're not going to let it go forward, not acceptable. and you know, it's also worth reminding senators man chin and sinema, only reason they're in the majority is that the base turned out over and over and over again in key states like georgia and that the group that brought them to the party can also send them back home if they don't choose wisely when it comes to this issue. >> let's move on to california where critics of governor gavin newsom now have enough validated signatures to force a recall election of the democratic governor this year. that contest could land on the ballot as early as this summer. do you think that governor newsom actually will be recalled? >> oh, absolutely not. look, there have been 179 recall efforts in california. it's a quirk of their system out there. there have been 56 attempts to recall the governor. it has succeeded exactly once and that was way back in the early 2000s when gray davis was
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extremely unpopular. >> i remember that. living in california. >> he couldn't have made more missteps, poor gray davis. gavin newsom, all the stumbles, nowhere near that level of unpopularity. you can't beat somebody with nobody. i think this is a political temper tantrum by the republicans who, you know, are in third place in california let's remember. it goes democrats, then independents or no party affiliation, and then republicans. there's no other way they can even hope to get him out. so, in some ways it's kind of a long shot, a hail mary pass. i don't think it will succeed. >> a lot of political consultants will make a lot of money in that very expensive state. that's for sure. parochial interest, new york governor andrew cuomo deflecting criticism over the nursing home covid-19 death count. he says it's all political. listen. >> the nursing homes with that's going to come down to in my opinion is the politics of
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covid. the middle of covid, the number was shifting dramatically. and the definition of a quote unquote nursing home death was shifting dramatically. the number and the blame game and the finger pointing, that is just more of the ugly politics of the time. >> look, nursing home death is a nursing home death. errol, what do you make of the moving response to this controversy? >> yeah. that's a miscalculation by the governor. i mean, look, he's in a very tight position. he's got multiple scandals of which this is only one. to dismiss this one, however, as simply politics as the trump administration coming after him, it was the same flawed logic that got him into all the trouble in the first place. they didn't want to acknowledge that they made a forgivable mistake in judgment as far as how and where they were going to count some of these fatalities. now thousands of people lost loved ones and they are not
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going to settle for being lumped in as some kind of political force. these are good, decent people who were fed bad information frankly. and want to hold somebody accountable. that somebody is the governor. >> he says it's about politics. but it's about facts. and both of these things can be true, the governor's political enemies can take aim at him but this can be factual as well, errol. >> exactly right. exactly right. let's keep in mind that the allegations of sexual abuse and allegations that he committed wrong doing with how he published a book and so forth, that's not going away either. that's all lumped in the same story. so to try to tease it out and say, well, i was okay on this one issue. that's not going to solve his problem one bit. >> errol louis, great to have you on this morning. thanks so much for joining us, buddy. >> thank you. just in a brand new announce frmt the biden administration about the minimum wage.
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inflation as time goes on. he's also going to be eliminating the tipped minimum wage, which is lower for certain federal contractors who also receive tips. now, the white house is saying that this is not going to increase any cost for taxpayers, senior administration official telling us the work done on behalf of the federal taxpayer will be done better and faster, but there would be no increased cost conveyed to the taxpayer. now, we note president biden had been pushing to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour for all working americans. that did not go through in the coronavirus relief bill. in fact, it was ruled out by the senate parliamentarian in terms of moving it forward under those budget reconciliation rules. there has been some movement in congress to try to get that done, but again staunch opposition mostly from republicans and handful of democrats. the white house did say, though, they believe that ultimately this will help drive up wages all together because of the competitive nature of these wages, other employers may be
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incentivized to also raise their wages as well. john? >> jeremy diamond at the white house. interesting development. we want to bring in nina turner, democrat running in a special congressional election in ohio's 11th district also the former co-chair of bernie sanders 2020 presidential campaign. so nice to see you. look, they try, president biden tried for legislative fix to the minimum wage raising to $15. senate parliamentarian wouldn't let it happen. this is what he can do by executive order right now. is it enough? >> john, i'm glad -- good morning. i'm certainly glad to see the president using the power of executive order. it's good. it's a great start. we got to continue to push. we got to make sure that it is done legislatively. as we know that $15 an hour is the floor. it is certainly not the ceiling and so many people are suffering. as we have seen with the pandemic, the essential workers and what they have done to steady this community, steady this nation, has been nothing
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short of a miracle. so we got to make sure that people are not living in poverty. we know that economists are saying that if the minimum wage had kept pace with inflation or productivity, it would be closer to $25 than it is to $15 an hour. i am glad to see president biden using the power of executive order. >> nina, i want to listen to something that congresswoman said about biden about a virtual town hall on friday night. >> one thing i will say is that i do think that biden administration and president biden has definitely exceeded expectations that progressives had. i'll be frank, i think a lot of us expected a much more conservative administration. >> you have championed progressive causes like medicare for all, the green new deal, given that president biden does not support these policy goals, when you hear a.o.c. say that,
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is she speaking for you when she says that biden has exceeded expectations with progressives? >> the administration is moving in the right direction and that's important to recognize and what the beautiful thing is about this is that the progressive movement is -- has created very fertile soil and the administration is coming to understand that progressive policies are not only popular they are absolutely necessary. and so when you're moving in the right direction, we got to keep going. that's why we have to have the courage to ask for more. i have the courage to ask for more. the progressive movement has the courage to ask for more. so we can both recognize that one is moving in the right direction and also continue to push. we absolutely have to have medicare for all. there are more people in this country right now who are uninsured and underinsured than ever before because of the pandemic. people were suffering as we know. there are million people, for example, in the state of ohio,
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who lost their employer-sponsored healthcare. yes, we have to have medicare for all. we're at about 100 million people right now. the green new deal is so important. my district has some of the most -- some of the poorest communities in it. having a green new deal and putting people back to work and helping mother earth is a beautiful thing to do, so this is really good. the progressive movement has got to continue to shake things up and keep pushing. i want to be there to keep the movement going in that congress. >> all right. we'll be watching you. senator, it is a great to see you this morning. thanks for being on. >> you as well. thank you. the city council of greensboro, north carolina, unanimously removing a white male zoning official who refused to use the title doctor for a black professor despite her repeated requests. one council member calling the official's tone disrespectful and the product of white privilege. early start anchor is here with us. this is a very interesting case. it's one local case, but it speaks volumes. >> it speaks to a larger issue
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about respect. so, it's near the end of a four-hour zoning commission meeting when dr. carry row sor owe wanted to raise concerns about a development plan close to her home. instead discussion about that debate over dr. rosario's title as zoning commissioner tony collins refused to call her doctor. watch this. >> i think that we kind of lost our way on what we're talking about here. we're here to approve the standards that have been presented. if mrs. rosario has -- >> it's doctor. >> dr. rosario. >> well, you know, i'm sorry. your name says on here cari rosario. >> it's dr. rosario. i would call you tony. so please, sir. call me as i would like to be called. that's how i'm identified. >> it doesn't really matter. >> it matters to me. it matters to me. and out of respect, i would like
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you to call me by the name that i'm asking you to call me by. thank you. >> dr. rosario is associate professor of public health at unc greensboro had to correct another commissioner. but that other guy apologized on the spot. as for collins, his, change with dr. rosario took off on social media and not in a good way for him. the greensboro city council also took note voting unanimously last week to remove him from the commission after he was ousted collins sent a letter to the city council saying in part, here, there is no good excuse for my interaction with dr. rosario, so i will not try to offer one. citizens deserve better. guys, i think this got a lot of attention because so many women can empathize with just having their accomplishments and credentials dismissed so easily. and as she mentioned, you know, one other guy made the same mistake, media organization struggled with what to call people who are not medical doctors, but i think the fact that he kept dismissing her is why it made people so angry. >> yeah. felt like he was trying to take
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her down a notch, right? make her less of an expert which she is an expert on public health and that should be acknowledged. >> it's hard to get your ph.d.. she had two kids at home. she was staying up late. she put in all this blood, sweat and tears for this thing. and then just to have it so quickly dismissed. >> she asked really nicely several times in that exchange first. lawyer rarks thanks so much. >> sure. up next, inside the violent crackdown by the military junta in myanmar against those fighting for democracy. some of the freedom fighters share their story with cnn. our . then break it. every emergen-c gives you a potent blend of nutrients so you can emerge your best with emergen-c.
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♪ former president barack obama condemning the military coup in myanmar. he is appalled by the violence and supports to punish the military for the brutal crackdown on its own citizens. hundreds have been killed. others detained and tortured, but the quest for democracy there lives. cnn chief international correspondent clarissa ward with more. >> reporter: they gather outside
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the prison everyday. mostly parents, desperately hoping for a glimpse of their children, proof that they are still alive. they know that behind these walls myanmar's military junta is engaging in unspeakable cruelty against those who dare to defend democracy. now in hiding, this 19-year-old is brave enough to share his story with us. he says he was detained after being stopped by soldiers who found photos of him at protests on his phone. >> translator: when we got there, the commander tied my hands behind my back and used small scissors to cut my ears, tip of my nose, my neck and my throat. then he let his fellow soldiers beat me up that night. >> reporter: he shares photos of the abuse, his back lacerated from whippings with a cable wire, his face swollen from endless strikes.
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>> translator: i even told them to kill me instead of torturing me. it was that painful. >> reporter: myanmar's junta shows no shame about its cruelty, on state television it proudly displays images of those arrested for so-called terrorist activity. the face of this 31-year-old dance teacher is barely recognizable. family members say this is what she looked like before the beatings. from the safety of neighboring india, this 23-year-old army cadet says the soldiers were only allowed to watch state tv. we have agreed not to reveal his identity for his protection. >> translator: they tried to brainwash us. there are soldiers who only believe what the commanders told them. they don't think. >> reporter: two years into his military career, he decided to defect. haunted by the military's brutality after the coup. every night he says they would set out on raids, armed with
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assault rifles in the names of protest leaders given by their informants. >> translator: at one point we went to arrest two leaders. one got arrested and one was trying to escape. and we shot him on the spot. we were ordered to shoot when they escaped. >> reporter: that night, he claims he intentionally broke his rifle so it wouldn't fire, but says it was the cruelty to the families of the protesters that finally broke him. >> translator: they were crying when we raided their houses and beat them. the neighbors knew, too, but no one dared to come out at night. if someone was looking at us through their windows, we told them to come out and beat them, too. the youngest one i saw was around 10 or 11 years old, a boy. >> reporter: despite the ferocity of the military's crackdown, myanmar's pro-democracy movement is still very much alive. the young protesters ordeal
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lasted three long days. during the endless beatings he says he had one focus, staying alive so that he could protest once again. it's unclear how many soldiers have left the military, if this is becoming more common, if more plan to follow suit, but one thing is certain here, despite the international condemnations, the violence is continuing and there is no apparent end in sight. john, brianna? >> wow. i mean, thanks to clarissa and her team for that reporting. that is documented torture, documented torture now that the world can see. and clarissa says despite international protestations, or protests enough at this point. >> yeah. it's appalling to see, we're talking about young people, we're talking about kids and it's -- it is so important that she's bringing light to it. >> yeah. it's difficult to see but it's important to see for sure. so how far is too far for
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today we are expecting the federal government to loosen guidance for mask wearing outdoors, especially for people who are fully vaccinated. welcomed news and science-based since doctors say transmission is significantly lower outdoors. but fox's chief public health officer is using the moment to encourage confrontations over masks. this is what he is shoveling to his millions of viewers. >> angry biden voters will snort at you in judgment. how could you? they're saying from behind the cause. how could you? that's the question we should be asking of them in return. the rest of us should be snorting at them first. they're the aggressors. it's our job to brush them back and restore the society we were born in. so the next time you see someone in a mask on the sidewalk or on the bike path, do not hesitate,
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ask politely but firmly, would you please take off your mask. science shows there's no reason for you to be wearing it. your mask is making me uncomfortable. >> he is telling his viewers to confront people who are wearing masks outdoors to harass them, and he's doing this as people who have been following and promoting cdc guidance on masks thus far have already been harassed. physically assaulted and killed in at least one case. mind you, this host purports to be staunchly anti-harassment, at least he did when it came to trump administration officials. >> telling us that people who disagree with them no longer have freedom of movement or association, they can't go to the movies or go to restaurants if they dare leave their homes they will be surrounded by mobs and threatened. it's happening. >> how about if you just ask them politely but firmly, probably not. and here is why. because it's rude and more importantly it's dangerous. which carlson has been very clear on when it comes to
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himself and his family. >> i can't really go to a lot of restaurants anymore because i get yelled at. >> his employer agreed, quote, the violent threats and intimidation tactics towards him and his family are completely unacceptable fox said. saying the u.s., quote, has become far too intolerant of different points of view and recent events. clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful and inclusive national conversation and we should note that fox issued that statement without irony. >> but wait, there's more. he didn't stop at outside last night. he attacked masks anywhere. >> every american who wants the vaccine can get the vaccine. and that means that at this point there is no scientific justification for any mask mandate anywhere. it's that simple. >> anywhere. inside, too. no scientific justification? other than the studies that show
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masks work. other than the fact that half of the population is still not vaccinated. other than the fact that one of the reasons that school openings have been so successful is that all the students are masked. you want to take my word for it -- >> now with the end in sight, we hope. >> we have to keep up the fight. >> wear a mask, distance where possible. >> and if you can, get the vaccine. >> america, we're in this together. >> i don't have a problem wearing a mask. especially if it means we can go to a ball game or to defend grandma and grandpa, mom and dad. >> of course masks work. everyone knows that. dozens of research papers have proved it. >> so as for his crutch that enough of us are vaccinated it's not clear he actually wants americans vaccinated. he consistently shades the idea of vaccines. >> the vaccine is effective. there's no reason for people who received the vaccine to wear masks or avoid physical contact.
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so maybe it doesn't work and they're simply not telling you that. >> they do work and they are telling you and if you don't want a mask because of vaccines, maybe don't trash vaccines. i've asked this before. does he actually want his viewers to live? finally -- >> i was in austin a few days ago and i'm walking outside without a mask on and people are staring at me, like i'm the crazy one for mott having a mask on, meal while if, you're walking outside with a mask on, i should be looking at you and i do look at you like i would look at a grown man hugging a teddy bear and having a pas fier in his mouth while walking down the street. >> i agree with you completely. i would up the analogy and say somebody with antibodies wearing a mask outside is watching a grown man expose himself in public. that's disgusting, put it a way, please. >> is that suggestion? bottom line, this isn't a game. this isn't entertainment, not to
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the half million people dead and their families. when an unhinged person decides to harass someone or some kid for simply wearing a mask, remember, tucker's words. remember the uncovered pouty face, the health of this country, getting through this pandemic has come at such a cost. as for undermining it, fox must think the price is right. >> he is exposing himself as someone who will just tell viewers his viewers what they want to hear and sometimes he misreads them. you can see that when he is promoting masks but now he's very much gone very anti-mask and ren enforcing ideas that are dangerous and unhealthy. >> if you want to lean on vaccinations, help the american people get vaccinated a in the point. there's a lot of work to do. >> yeah, just like some of his colleagues are doing we should mention. this new guidance on the masks. what to expect straight ahead. and new census results shifting more power to red states.
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♪ the angels two-way star pitcher makes baseball history. andy scholes has more in the bleacher report. andy? >> reporter: good morning, brianna. the angels otani the first player to start a game on the mound while leading the league in home runs since babe ruth did that 100 years ago. the japanese star entered monday leading baseball tied for the lead in baseball with seven home runs. after a rocky first inning otani dominating the rangers. struck out nine, getting the win. his first since 2018. also 2 for 3 at the plate with an rib double doing it all. the angels beat the rangers 9-4.


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