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decades. we're live for you in paris. and china ramps up the pressure on taiwan, blaming the u.s. for tensions in the region. >> announcer: live from london, this is "cnn newsroom" with isa soares. hello, everyone. it is tuesday, october 5th, and facebook is recovering from a global outage that left the social network and its family of apps inaccessible to billions of users for hours on monday. but another nightmare for the company is only growing worse. in just a few hours a whistleblower with stunning allegations will testify on capitol hill. francis is a former facebook manager. she said she has evidence proving the company knew its platforms were fueling hate, spreading misinformation, as well as harming the mental health of young users. and that facebook chose to hide it from the public to protect
their profits. she spoke to "60 minutes" about what she's uncovered and the harm that facebook is doing. take a listen. >> the thing i saw at facebook over and over, conflict of interest over what was good for public -- the public and what was good for facebook. they optimized what was good for facebook. it erodes our civic trust and our ability to want to care for each other. the version of facebook that exists today is tearing our societies apart and causing ethnic violence around the world. >> that's what she said. back to the outages we told you about. impacting social media users around the world, facebook, what's app, instagram, facebook blaming the problem on a faulty configuration change and says there is no evidence that user data was compromised. meanwhile the c.e.o. of facebook
mark zuckerberg apologized monday for the disruption and said the platforms were coming back online. let's get more on this. cnn's anna stewart joins me in london. normal normally these outages don't last very long. that was president be the case yesterday. what can you tell us brt outages? >> reporter: it was quite extraordinary, it was six hours, and it wasn't one geography. it was all around the world all three platforms. was this a cyberattack? from what facebook told us and what you just ran through t was a technical issue, a faulty configuration change. this is identifying confidence in the company which is already under huge pressure amidst growing concerns about their ethics, their credibility. look at the share price. it was down 5% yesterday. it is off by about 15% just over the month. i think this really is looking ahead at the potential risk of regulation.
isa? >> and as we look at the share price, you know, we might see another tumble today because it's going to be another pretty difficult 24 hours for facebook, hannah. we are expected to hear as we outlined there from the facebook whistleblower. what do you think we'll expect to hear from her? we heard part of it from the interview. what more can we hear from her? >> reporter: i think we're going to hear a lot more about her experience of working for facebook. i think we can expect growing calls for lawmakers to actually force facebook to be regulated, to make it accountable. and we do have some of her prepared testimony actually. she will be saying, i believe what i did was right and necessary for the common good. but i know facebook has infinite resources which it could use to destroy me. i came forward because i recognized a frightening truth. almost no one outside of facebook knows what happens inside facebook. well, we're going to learn a lot more about what happens inside facebook after this testimony. the subcommittee hearing is looking at the risks that facebook's platforms pose to
young children. this is something being discussed after some weeks. but i would expect a broad spectrum of questions from senators to her perhaps looking, for instance, at what facebook could have prevented in the past. for instance, the attack on the u.s. capitol back in january. could it have alerted law enforcement earlier to what was about to happen. this is going to be likely a very damaging day for facebook. they have said that they deny all of the accusations she has waged against them. but, yes, it's not a good day. it's not a good week for facebook. ition isa? >> we'll hear more this week. thank you. they are still battling with u.s. regulators calling for the company to be broken up. the social media giant is asking a court to dismiss revised antitrust complaint filed by the federal trade commission. lawmakers are focused on antitrust efforts including
senator amy klobuchar. >> i want to get things done. i want to get the privacy legislation done. we know recently apple said to its users, okay, you don't have to opt into this collection of data. 75% of the people didn't want their data collected. they chose not to. we need to make these improvements the federal law of the land so that people are protecting their own data and their privacy. secondly, when it comes to tech and other consolidation, i lead this effort. i lead the antitrust efforts in the senate. it's bipartisan. and we have to do something about the fact that the mergers, the fact that they are able to self-presence, we call it, their own stuff that they buy so that it hurts other competitors. the fact that our enforcers don't have enough resources. these agencies are shadows of their former selves even from during the times of ronald regan when at&t was broken up. and so a lot of this is
happening right now slowly but surely, but honestly it's like a game of whack a mole or whack a behemoth. every corner i go around the capitol there is some new lobbyist, some senator, this lobbyist told me this. at some point we have to get this done. so as much as i want these hearings, yeah, we can yell at tech executives, it is time to pass the legislation so we protect the safety of our kids and competition for our country. that is what capitalism is about. >> well, the facebook outages and the whistleblower's allegations sent stocks tumbling on wall street. the dow lost almost 1% on monday. the tech heavy nasdaq was down more than 2%, almost 2.10%, and the s&p lost 3%. the markets are looking to rebound in the next few hours. these are u.s. futures how they're looking. we'll keep on top of the markets as well as facebook share price. now, u.s. president joe biden's agenda is hanging on by
a thread. the president is traveling to michigan today to rally support for his infrastructure bill and build back better agenda. and with less than two weeks into the government's defaults on its debt, he's calling republican opposition to raising the debt ceiling hypocritical, dangerous as well as disgraceful. take a listen. >> raising the debt limit is about paying off our old debts. it has nothing to do with any new spending being considered. it has nothing to do with my plan for infrastructure or building back better. zero. zero. not only are republicans refusing to do their job. they're threatening to use their power to prevent us from doing our job, saving the economy from a catastrophic event. i think quite frankly it's hypocritical, dangerous and disgraceful. as soon as this week, your savings and your pocketbook
could be directly impacted by this republican stunt. it's as simple as that. >> so, what exactly is at stake? cnn's jeff zeleny explains. >> reporter: president biden making repeatedly clear the stakes are dramatically high. the u.s. could fall off a fiscal cliff in his determination. now, this, of course, is if the senate does not act to raise the nation's debt ceiling. that, of course, is the ability of the u.s. government to borrow money. it comes every year. it's always a partisan fight, but never like this. republicans are simply not agreeing to join democrats in voting to raise the debt ceiling. now, all of these bills, if you will, are from spending in the trump administration, from his tax cut program from other measures that republicans voted for, but now there is simply a partisan stalemate. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said republicans simply will not join democrats in raising the debt ceiling. so, what does that mean? the next two weeks are critical. that is essentially when october
18th, mark it on the calendar, when the u.s. effectively runs out of its borrowing power. it hits its ceiling, if you will, so would not be able to pay many of its bills from social security checks to military payments and could affect the full and fair credit, the borrowing power of the u.s. government. now, the president said he simply couldn't guarantee that something would happen. most officials believe that this stare down if you will, stalemate will get worked out somehow. but certainly unclear as this week continues. the president traveling to michigan today to push the rest of his economic agenda with this massive challenge hanging over. jeff zeleny, cnn, the white house. and while republicans refuse to raise the debt ceiling, some democrats say they will get it done with or without republican help. take a listen. >> we can have the american people decide in '24 whether they like the fact that seniors now can get dental care, whether
they like the fact that they can get paid leave if they have a sick child. whether they like the fact they can go to college and not go into all this debt. this isn't about politics. this is about if you care about the united states and you care about the economy, we have to raise the debt ceiling. i will say i was reading someone who said there are three presidents who added the most pot debt. abraham lincoln, understandably we were in civil war, the next two were donald trump and george w. bush. the democrats as usual are cleaning up from the debt added by republican presidents. if that's what we have to do, we'll do it. we are in it to govern responsibly. i don't care about the blame or not. we have to do the right thing. we have to raise the debt ceiling even if it's only democratic votes. >> well, that's debt ceiling. meanwhile democrats are under pressure to pass the rest of president biden's economic agenda. following a meeting with white house officials, house speaker pelosi said $3.5 trillion is too high a price for the build back better act. the bitter divide between
progressives and sen centrists growing. one was confronted by activists. >> i'll be back. >> we want to talk to you real quick. >> actually, i am heading out. >> right now is a moment that our people need to be able to talk about what's really happening. we need a build back better plan right now. >> so that we can have -- >> solutions that we need for immigration, labor. >> pass the bill. build back better. back the bill. build back better. pass the bill. build back better. pass the bill. >> while senators kirstjen sinema and joe manchin roo resistant to mr. biden's social agenda he will -- the entire
presidency. that change is set to take effect next month. it comes as a growing number of republican-led states are limiting access to abortions. the u.s. supreme court prepares to take up a direct challenge to roe v. wade in its new term. the second outgoing state department official is slamming the white house policy on haitian migrants. senior legal adviser called the policy illegal and inhumane in an amendment to his colleagues. many haitians were sent back home even though they may face torture, persecution or death. haiti also blasted the biden administration policy before stepping down. a u.s. state department spokesman said the treasury department is deeply engaged in revelations found in the pandora papers and investigation exposing the hidden dealings of some of the wealthy elite including the king of jordan. he is one of public officials as well as billionaires and celebrities named in the report
by a group of journalists about how some go about hiding their assets. cnn's matthew chance has all the details for you. >> reporter: this is the pandora papers. looks like we're opening a box on a lot of things. it's one of the world's biggest ever leaks of financial documents. the elite 12 million private files exposing the wealth of world leaders, billionaires and celebrities, crucially where it's stashed. >> these documents for the very first time show the tax haven itself. >> collectively -- >> reporter: among the most high profile is king abdullah of jordan whose nation benefits from hundreds of millions of dollars every year in international aid, including from the united states. the pandora papers allege the king funneled more than $100 million into 14 luxury homes in britain and the u.s., including three mansions in malibu overlooking the pacific coast. in a written statement, the jordanian royal court said the
allegations included inaccuracies and distorted the facts saying, these properties are not publicized out of security and privacy concerns and not out of secrecy or an attempt to hide them. other leaders like the czech prime minister facing election this week are under more immediate pressure. he says allegations he secretly bought a lavish estate on the french riviera by moving $22 million through offshore shell companies were timed to damage his campaign. i've never done anything unlawful or bad, he tweeted in response. but that does not prevent them from trying to slam him and to influence the czech parliamentary elections, he added. >> we're talking about some of the most famous people in the world that are in these documents. presidents, prime ministers. >> reporter: most of the transactions detailed in the papers are not illegal. but some of the figures named are no strangers to allegations
of corruption. for instance, the pandora papers contain documents linking the russian president, vladimir putin, to a multi-million dollar property in monaco to lobbied picture here bought from a woman with whom he is alleged to have had an affair and a child. [ speaking foreign language ] the kremlin refuses to comment on putin's private life saying they never heard of the woman concerned. on the pandora allegations, putin's spokesman told reporters they were unsubstantiated and would not be investigated further. >> the financial centers of the world, u.s., europe, leaders are able to funnel and siphon money away through use of anonymous companies. >> reporter: of course, it's not just politicians implicated in the pandora papers. top business figures, even music icons like shakira who denies any wrongdoing have also had
private financials dealings exposed in the data release shedding light on the secret assets of the super rich. matthew chance, cnn. a stunning report reveals sexual abuse in the french church. cyril vanier joins us from paris. health experts are already turning their attention to a new pandemic. the details just ahead. you are watching "cnn newsroom."
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if you're just joining us, a new report has been released detailing sexual abuse within the french catholic church and the numbers are really staggering. as many as 3200 clergy abused 116,000 minors over the past 70 years. cyril vanier joins us live from paris. cyril, these numbers are staggering. they're shocking. i mean, i know it goes all the way back to 1950. so talk to us what the findings show, and clearly for me when i was looking at the information
that have come out is whether we'll be seeing any prosecutions whatsoever. >> reporter: well, first let's take a moment to take in that number. isa, you said it's staggering. i couldn't agree more. an estimated 216,000 people. what does that mean? 216,000 minors who were placed in the care and the trust of priests, deacons, members of the catholic church -- by the way, that number much higher if you include the wider catholic environment of catholic schools, of youth movements, catholic charities. then that number goes up to 330,000 victims who were abused when they were minors within the catholic environment. and i think there is really no denying that there is going to be a before and after for the leadership of the catholic church here in france. if you look at the prevalence, this is really interesting. the report has done forensic statistical work to try and determine how often abuse happens within the church relative to other social
settings for minors. the prevalence of abuse on minors in the church in that 70-year period is 0.8%, 0.16% if you factor in the schools and the youth movements. it doesn't sound like a lot. well, it is. it is a lot, isa. it means that the catholic church was the most dangerous environment barring family and friends, the most dangerous environment for minors in terms of abuse as compared to all the other social settings for minors, isa. schools, holiday camps, sports camps, cultural activities. the catholic church the most likely place for abuse to happen on minors during that time period, isa. >> it is a lot, cyril. and viewers watching are looking at this report. it's staggering, 216,000 minors is truly shocking. so where does this go? i know this was commissioned, this report, commissioned by the catholic church in france. so what can we expect? what changes can we expect?
any prosecutions we can expect to come out of this? >> reporter: you're right. this is part of the church reforming itself and coming to grips with what has happened. now, the independent commission is advocating, is calling on the church to accept collective responsibility as an institution for this sexual abuse and for failing to protect the children. now, while the church has taken steps in recent years to prevent abuse, it hasn't gone as far as what the commission has advocated, accepting collective responsibility for this. the report is also advocating paying the victims, reparations for the victims based on what has happened to them. and a lot of these facts really are no longer punishable by law because they happened more than 20 years ago. so while criminal law will be a factor and there could be criminal proceedings in some cases, in most cases it really is about the church recognizing
what happened, recognizing the victims publicly, and then taking concrete steps to prevent this from happening again. >> well, we shall wait to see what the french catholic church says. cyril vanier there for us in paris with that breaking news. thanks so much, cyril. great to see you. now, london's metropolitan police announced a review of its culture and standards in the city's police force following several high profile cases against officers last week. an officer was sentenced to life without parole for abduction and rape and murder of sarah. it is one of several measures aimed at rebuilding public trust. we have new details for you on donald trump's plans for 2024. that's right. the reason he almost announced another white house bid just a few months ago. plus, taiwan's president has a warning for the region as beijing ratchets up pressure on
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so you can stay ahead. get started with a great offer and ask how you can add comcast business securityedge. plus for a limited time, ask how to get a $500 prepaid card when you upgrade. call today. welcome to "cnn newsroom." i'm isa soares. if you're just joining us, legalitylet me bring you up to date on our top stories. facebook left most of the globe in the dark for more than five hours. and breaking news, the report says more than 200,000 minors were sexually abused within the french catholic church. we'll keep you updated, of course, on those two stories. now, at least two organizers of the january 6 stop the steal
rally in washington are cooperating with congressional investigators. the house committee has issued 11 subpoenas for communications from that day, and sources say a number of people have either complied or say they plan to comply. former white house press secretary stephanie grisham said she's terrified of the prospect of donald trump running for president in 2024. grisham is making the rounds promoting a book about her time in the white house. she's not the only one talking about a trump candidacy. cnn's brian todd reports. >> we won the election twice. >> reporter: the eyes of the political world are now squarely on donald j. trump. four of the former president's former aides have until thursday to respond to a request for their documents on who knew what and when among trump's inner circles, leading up to the january 6th attack on the capitol. that request comes from a house select committee investigating january 6th which has subpoenaed the aides to testify. it's unclear if trump himself might be subpoenaed, but if he
is -- >> if they ask him to testify, he will definitely refuse and fight it in court. >> reporter: this comes as there are more rumblings about trump seeking a return to the white house. >> at the moment he is doing everything that one would be doing if they were running. >> reporter: the "washington post" reports that in august as the u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan spirals into chaos, trump discussed with advisers the possibility of announcing right then that he would run for president again in 2024. the post reports his advisers talked trump out of making that announcement. >> there were concerns that he would give a boost to democrats in the midterm elections if he announces too early. clearly that helps democrats in the 2018 midterm elections when he wasn't on the ballot. so president trump settled on the strategy that he's been using ever since, which is to basically act as if he is a candidate very far out from the election. >> thousands of people trying to get in. >> reporter: that means holding
campaign-style rallies. this weekend trump will travel to iowa for a rally, a state where, according to ada money register media com poll, trump has a 53% favorable rating higher than he was when he was president. trump has also sent a strong signal to at least one potential presidential opponent within the republican party saying this to yahoo finance about florida governor ron desantis. >> number one, i don't think i will face him. i think most people would drop out. i think he would drop out. and if i faced him, i'd beat him like i would beat everyone else frankly. >> reporter: which frightens one former trump loyalist, stephanie grisham, former white house press secretary who worked with trump more than five years and is who is now out with a tell-all book said this to abc's "good morning america." >> i am terrified of him running for president in 2024. >> reporter: a trump biographer worries what the former president could do just in launching a candidacy. >> think about the violence of january 6th.
think about how i fomented that violence and really crusaded to make it happen from the day that he lost the election of 2020. and imagine that applied to the nation as a whole between today and 2024. >> reporter: the analyst we spoke to say at this point the only thing that might prevent trump from running for president in 2024 is his health. trump is 75 now and will be approaching 80 at the time of that election. but an their michael deantonio says he doesn't think trump's ego will allow him to sit out the 2024 race. brian todd, washington. if beijing took over the island, the consequence would be catastrophic for the entire region. in a foreign affairs magazine after yet another incursion by the mainland's air force, taiwan said 56 planes flew into its air force identification zone monday. that is a new record for the
latest development will ripley joins us from taipei. will, you and i were talking about this yesterday. now we're seeing another four incursions by chinese aircraft. give me a sense of how worried taiwan is, but also its allies here. >> reporter: well, there is a palpable sense of relief that at least this is a slower day because you have to keep wondering how many days are they going to keep escalating the number of planes. so at least for now the numbers that have been reported publicly are small, but the day is young and we know these operations happen by day and by night. but, look, the trend has been that these, these types of operations, these, these, these missions into taiwan self-declared identification zone have been escalating and increasing in size. and particularly over the last five days. i mean, you had three of the last five days where beijing actually broke its own record in terms of the number of planes. 38 or friday, 39 on saturday, 56 on monday. and the planes that were seen
were spanning the range of military intimidation. two different kinds of fighter jets. it was 149 planes in total. most of them fighter jets, but also you had nuclear capable bombers, antisubmarine aircraft, early warning aircraft. the exact kind of thing that can really intimidate a much smaller, much, you know, in many ways less equipped armed force in taiwan. that is not causing the military to back down. quite the opposite. they have put together a propaganda video. the taiwanese air force are not just scrambling their jets or issuing radar warnings. they are sending a message to the people here in taiwan. take a look. in many ways ,
leadership issue than this island and mainland china or the united states. she said this is a battle between authoritarianism. the flash point, the outcome to determine the future of the entire world. that is what she is writing and that is what she is hoping u.s. allies will keep in mind coming to the defense of taiwan if
these intimidating acts escalate into something bigger. >> it is an issue you'll stay on top. will ripley in taipei. thank you very much, will. still ahead on cnn, authorities say the california oil spill is bigger than they thought, and they investigate a possible new lead into what caused the growing ecological disaster. that story after the break. behind neuriva plus. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain performance. more brain performance? yes, please! neuriva. think bigger. tony here from creditrepair.com taking to the streets to talk about credit. can you repair your credit yourself? yes. -great. how? uhhh... how long does credit repair take? i don't know, like 10 years. what? are you insane? what's a good credit score? go. 600. maybe if you're trying to pay thousands extra in interest rates. cut the confusion, get started with a free credit evaluation
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>> we know that there are oil ranging from huntington beach, and now we know as far down as laguna and likely moving in a southerly direction based on the wind and the weather and the currents. >> reporter: a 17-mile pipeline off the coast of southern california spewing more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil into the pacific ocean. and while the leak appears to have stopped, the damage is done. >> for me personally, this is a really rough one. i am a beach person. grew up on the beach. i'm from this area. it's devastating. >> reporter: the cause of the leak remains unknown. the pipeline is owned by the houston-based oil and gas company amplify energy. cnn has learned its subsidiary beta operating company was cited with more than 100 violations in the last 11 years. and while the parent company is investigating, the question of how this happened remains. >> there is more information to come, but i think we're moving very closely to a source and a
cause of this incident. >> reporter: the spill larger than santa monica, and the clean-up just beginning. the coast guard says of the estimated 156,000 gallons of oil, more than 3,000 had been recovered. the clean-up still minimal in comparison to its size. >> the big ask because it's a huge area and it moves around. so it's just continuous work. >> reporter: the oil coating habitats, dead birds washing up and this could be the beginning. >> we have collected live birds. unfortunately the brown pelican had chronic injuries that required us to humanely euthanize it. >> reporter: a swath of popular beaches closed. saying excessive exposure to oil could cause problems for people, too. from skin irritation to headaches, dizziness, vomiting or shortness of breath. >> we would strongly, strongly
advising all the residents to refrain from any activity on the beach like swimming, surfing, biking, walking, as well as gathering at this time. and we will keep you updated at the condition because we do know that oil spill affects humans' health directly as well as indirectly. >> reporter: and amplify energy says it's possible that the anchor of a ship passing by the pipeline caused a leak. they say they have divers out there and will get to the bottom of this. but the district attorney here in orange county is not satisfied with that investigation. he says the company is biased and does not want the company investigating itself. he said someone needs to be held accountable for the damage here. camil camilla bernal, cnn, huntington beach. >> it is feeling waterlogged after a day of rain. that could lead to flooding as well as dangerous conditions. meteorologist pedram javaheri is
tracking the system for us and mas more. pedram? >> isa, we have a warm pattern across the southern part of the united states. the florida panhandle and the states of georgia and alabama. in fact, we do have an excessive issue at risk here for at least slight risk on the scale of 1 to 4 it's a 2 in places for alabama, into georgia including metro atlanta. 13 million people in its entirety across this region highlighted in the green and red boxes. indicative of flood alerts that are in place across the area. in fact, pensacola into florida, as much as 8 inches coming down in the past 24 hours. believe it or not, not a record for the day there because, of course, it is peak hurricane season across the region. so rainfall typically comes in bunches across the region. this is not a tropical system, just tropical moisture surging in here. and notice areas there across northern georgia as much as 4 to 6 inches. that's more than a month's worth of rainfall in store for atlanta
and points northward over the next couple of days. speaking of tropical systems, there is one trying to form offshore, but all models suggest it doesn't have what it takes here to develop. around the bahamas, turks and caicos and eastern seaboard. speaking of a tropical system that has formed, sam has been in place north of the canadian marry maritimes. taking the scene i can route in cooler waters, our friends in iceland and greenland may see impacts associated with it as the system arrives late next week. here's what's happening around the united states. warmt warmth developing into portions of the great lakes region. almost summer like warmth in place. chicago climbing up to 80 degrees in places such as new york city middle 70s and around the nation we look, we have one of our cooler spots, atlanta thanks to the rainfall. highs of 70 degrees. isa? >> thanks very much, pedram.
here in london, too. now, the director of the u.s. national institutes of health is reportedly planning to step down. according to the "washington post" and politico, dr. francis collins will announce he is leaving the job later today he has been at the forefront of the u.s. pandemic response. while his resignation comes as the u.s. is facing a new battle against covid-19, that is preventing a holiday surge. new cases in hospital admissions are declining. they say that could reverse if americans get too complacent. the death toll should be a sobering reminder of just how much there is to lose. on average, more than 1800 americans died from covid every day last week. and experts say the majority of those deaths could have been prevented with vaccination. dr. anthony fauci says the vaccines also the best way to ensure happy and safe holiday season. he clarified some of his comments about the holidays to cnn. take a listen. >> the best way to assure that
we'll be in good shape as we get into the winter would be to get more and more people vaccinated. that was misinterpreted as my saying we can't spend christmas with our families, which was absolutely not the case. i will be spending christmas with my family. i encourage people, particularly the vaccinated people who are protected, to have a good normal christmas with your family. but just the way all the other disinformation goes around, you say something talking about a landmark of a time, and it gets misinterpreted that i'm saying, you can't spend family christmastime, which is nonsense. you can. >> dr. anthony fauci there. well, southwest is the latest u.s. airline to mandate covid vaccines for employees. the company announced the policy on monday, citing the biden administration's requirement that federal employees be vaccinated. american, united, jetblue and alaska airlines have all
announced similar requirements. that leaves delta airlines as the only major u.s. carrier without a vaccine mandate. but the company insists its voluntary approach is working. unvaccinated delta workers face mask mandates, testing and starting next month, higher health insurance costs. still ahead right here on cnn, making history? his home state, nascar driver bubba wallace has accomplished something that hasn't been done in six decades. we'll have that and much more in our minute in sports. that's next. so, i started listening to audible about two years ago. a friend of mine recommended a book to me, and i got hooked really fast. and then it kind of just beca a lifestyle after that. i've found new authors. i've found new interests. i've found all of these wonderful thin.
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compromise. nascar driver bubba wallace is thanking fans and his supporter for sticking through rainy weather to share in the history making victory in his home state. cnn's patrick snell has your minute in sports. >> isa, well, thank you. history in the making for bubba wallace who won his first career nascar race and in doing so becoming the first black driver to win a race in that series in almost six decades. wallace was in the lead with his number 23 car co-owned by nba legend michael jordan when the race to the talladega super speed way was in the rain. the first black competitor to win the cup series since 1963, when nascar hall of fame driver wendell scottie m emerged victorious. what a night for justin herbert becoming the first quarterback in the super bowl era to complete 500 passes before his 20th start.
the 23-year-old really rising to the challenge and delivering big time. in total three touchdown passes. charges win at 28 points to 14. all eyes on the major league baseball biggest rivalry this tuesday, the clash of the titans as the boston red sox and the new york yankees go head to head at fenway park. this a one and done american league wild card game. with that it's right back to you. >> thanks very much, patrick. now, when a global outage left facebook and its family of apps inaccessible to its billions of users for hours on monday, the internet had a field day. the #instagramdown trended on twitter and people around the world use the the outage to poke fun and share frustration. look at. this even corporations got in on the act. twitter tweeted, hello literally everyone, on the company's main account. mcdonald's seized the opportunity in the spotlight to
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