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hearing. he is the cult leader who is scheduled to go before the california board of prison to try to convince them that he is no longer a threat to society. you may recall that he was actually denied parole for the 11th time since being sentenced to life for a murder rampage back in 1969. now, also on wednesday another big day for north korea. the launch window opens for a planned rocket launch by north korea. the launch would apparently violent international sanctions. by the way, cnn does have a group in north korea on thursday. john edwards is going to be busy. it begins for the trial of former senator john edwards. he is accused of illegal use of campaign funds to hide his affair with his mistress. and on friday one more thing here. president obama travels to cart hana, columbia, for the summit of -- they'll meet to talk about an agenda for the region. there's your week ahead.
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today on cnn sunday morning -- >> we're coming for you. >> that warning from the chief of police to killers on the loose in tulsa, oklahoma, paid off. two suspects now in kstdy in the shooting rampage that left three dead and two in critical condition. and more than 120 people killed by government forces in syria. just two days before the assad regime's cease-fire. we'll have a live report. also coming up pete dominik is in the house. he has a slightly different perspective on the past week's top news. and it's easter sunday. we'll bring you the masses and celebrations around the world. you're watching cnn sunday morning where news doesn't take the weekend off. and good morning, everyone. i'm randy kay. 7:00 a.m. on the east coast here. now let's get you to a story that you heard here first. the multiple shootings in tulsa,
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oklahoma. while you were sleeping oklahoma police, the fbi, and u.s. marshalls were working, and that work paid off with two arrests just a short time ago. a reminder, three people were killed. two were injured in a series of shootings early friday. joining me now on the phone is tulsa mayor dewy bartlett. mayor, good morning to you. i would imagine that you're breathing a pretty big sigh of relief this morning with two men in custody. >> well, we're very pleased that this is coming to an end. at least this portion of this whole process. we still have to remember that three of our fellow citizens were killed and their families on easter morning are now having to deal with that. being glad that we've caught two guys and arrested and put them behind bars is tempered by what they appeared to have done. >> the last hour we spoke with the captain from the police there, captain brooks, and he told us that the men were in the midst of interrogation. is there any information in the last hour that you have learned that you can share with us?
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>> no, i haven't received anything new, other than the interrogations are ongoing. we're very pleased that the community of tulsa really came together on all aspects of it, and the meeting was such a tremendous help in getting the word out that we really needed people to call in tips and let us know that they had seen anything odd and once we did that, the phone lines lit up and helped tremendously that when the community puts aside whatever differences it might have and come together with the focus of doing the right thing, then those leads led to these two individuals being arrested. >> and can you tell us what the tip was? was there a single tip that led to the arrest and any more information about how those arrests went down? >> i don't know exactly other than it was a tip that was called in to our crimestoppers network, and that led to some
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phone calls and some observation and several door knocking opportunities, and it led to these two individuals being arrested. the public involvement cannot be understated, and certainly getting the community, the naacp, the political leadership of our city, all united with the focus of catching these people, and that's what led it to a big conclusion. >> althe victims in this case were african-american. the two suspects that are now in custody are both white men. are you at all concerned that a hate crime may have taken place in your community? >> well, certainly that's a big concern. we don't know if that's -- if that did happen. i assume that we will through the interrogation process if that's the path that appeared to have led these people possibly down this terrible decision.
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hopefully having these two put away is -- will bring an end to it, but we've certainly been aware in tulsa the sensitivity of a variety of people, but we've approached -- ever since i have been mayor, the concept that this is one tulsa, and whatever hurts a part of the community affects the entirety of our community, and i think we bought into that very well. it's been an experience for us that's never happened in our history, but i think the united aspect of our city being able to bring this to a conclusion is satisfying. >> thank you very much for your time, and best of luck to you they where. >> thank you very much. appreciate your involvement. >> senator chuck grassley may have some explaining to do. you see, the iowa republican sent out a tweet about president obama's comment that the supreme court shouldn't overturn his health care law. check this out. constituents asked why i'm not outraged at president o attack
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on supreme court independence. because american people are not stupid as this xprof of con la. president obama is a former professor of constitutional law. david axelrod said this to grassley. a think a 6-year-old hijacked your account and is accepteding out tweets just to embarrass you. >> grassley, the ranking member of the judiciary, actually did have his twitter account hacked in january by the group anonymous. we reached out to grassley's office for a reaction, but haven't heard anything back. >> happy easter, everyone. hope benedict 16th is marking the holiday at st. peters square with his traditional greeting and blessings to the city of rome and to the world. earlier the pope was resided over easter mass. christians around the world celebrate easter as a day that their lord and savior jesus christ rose from the death after his crucifixion. the syrian military is keeping up its onslaught against rebel fighters just two days before the cease-fire deadline.
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on tuesday a cease-fire agreement is supposed to take affect in syria, but the syrian government is for you demanding a written guarantee from the opposition that they will stand down. activists say more than 120 people were killed across the country saturday, including five children. all seven of the people injured when a navy jet crashed into an apartment building in virginia beach are now out of the hospital and in good shape. a top admiral says the navy will examine the crash and fix whatever went wrong. he calls it a miracle that no one died. a fund has been set up for the families who lost their homes. the final round of the masters tees off in just over two hours from now. phil mickelson moved one step closer to capturing his fourth green jacket, but he will still have to get past peter hanson. he holds a one shot lead over lefty. tiger woods, 12 shots back. coming up next, reynolds is standing by with the weekend forecast. hey, reynolds. >> hey, gosh. the forecast of the masters looks pretty good over in
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augusta. the thing is you don't even have to be a fan of golf to enjoy what you'll see there. just beautiful, beautiful images. a beautiful day across much of the southeast and across much of the nation with a few exceptions. a few thunderstorms across the central plains. coming up, we're going to let you know what you can expect in temz of your travel weather for the holiday weekend. that's moments away. [ male announcer ] this is genco services --
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welcome back. cnn newsroom where news doesn't take the weekend off.
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reynolds, i guess you're not taking the weekend off either so, what do you have in terms of a easter sunday forecast? >> one of the big xepgs will be here in the central plains where you have a chance of thunderstorms. right now a few thunder boomers around parts of dallas, fort worth, and even tulsa. for much of the west coast, the exception is northward to the u.s. border and then to the extreme northeast. we're talking way up in new england. parts of maine. everything else looks pretty nice. very dry conditions in the northern plains. very low humidity too, and temperatures going to be extremely comfortable. 63 degrees, your high in the twin cities. 55 in billings. 74 degrees in salt lake city. 65 in san francisco on this easter sunday. 75 in albuquerque. some 80s from houston back to new orleans, even into miami and tampa. 79, atlanta, and 65, new york. in terms of travel, you may have a few bumps to deal with, especially in 3450i my, chicago, detroit, and philadelphia. mainly due to the wind. delays are going to be under an hour, so that's the good news. dallas for now we have you delays under an hour, and for thunderstorms intensifying by the afternoon, well, we might
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have some issues there. all right. randy, that's the latest. let's send it back to you. >> thank you very much. take a look at this, by the way, reynolds. i love it. so celebrate easter people across the world took part in peep diorama contests. this is just too good not to share with our viewers. here you see some political and pop culture pieces from the washington post, like the peep situation room. they're working very, very hard. in new hampshire how about some spaghetti and peep balls? or the mona peepsa. this just cracks me up. >> wow. >> people have a lot of free time on their hands. it's part of a contst, i think, for the washington post. >> it is a little creepy, isn't it? it's so bizarre. >> i kind of think it's cute. i loved peeps as a child. >> there's a fine line between cute and creepy. and tasty. >> i thought you were going to bring in peeps. >> my family -- you open them
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up, and they disappear. kids inhale the peeps. >> i got you. we'll forgive you. thank you. just ahead, the one and only pete dominik joins me live to take a look back at the week in pictures, and i promise you pete is going to have a very different take on things than most of us. i don't even know what's going on there. pete, we'll see you in a minute. plus, no written guarantee, no deal. that's the word from the syrian government on the looming cease-fire deadline. we have a live report next. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve.
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for a hot dog cart. my mother said, "well, maybe we ought to buy
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this hot dog cart and set it up someplace." so my parents went to bank of america. they met with the branch manager and they said, "look, we've got this little hot dog cart, and it's on a really good corner. let's see if we can buy the property." and the branch manager said, "all right, i will take a chance with the two of you." and we've been loyal to bank of america for the last 71 years. tuesday is the deadline for the cease-fire to start in syria, but that hasn't stopped the bloodshed at the hands of the syrian military. the opposition says a handful killed were so far today, and more than 120 killed saturday. cnn's ooechb watson joins me now from istanbul, turkey. we're now hearing that the syrian government wants this written guarantee from the opposition that they're going to lay down their weapons as well. is there any hope at all here that a cease-fire will actually
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take effect? >> well, i don't think there is much hope, and i think that a lot of people that don't believe this may actually take place. just given the vast amount of violence and killing that we've seen over the past couple of days as this deadline approaches. the fact that the syrian government has not come up with a fresh list of complaints, which the spokesman for the syrian foreign ministry actually tweeted. he went on to say that, yes, indeed, syria has a plan for military pullbacks already in place and being implemented, but completing and achieving the main goal would definitely require guarantees from the other side and those supporting them to abide by terms of calm. on syrian state television, he went a step further. he said he ps written guarantees from the rebels that he described as terrorists that they will turn in their weapons and stop fighting. he also wants fwarn tease from the governments of turkey, qatar, and saudi arabia that they will not send support to those rebels, and this is as the
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united nations, secretary general, has condemned the syrian government for stepping up tank and artillery and even a helicopter attack against syrian civilians in the last couple of days that have driven thousands of syrian refugees across the border here to turkey in the last three to four days. randy. >> ivan watson for us in turkey. thank you. and breaking news this morning out of afghanistan. a landmark deal being signed today will change the way the u.s. military operates in afghanistan. cnn's nick payton walsh is in kabul this morning with details. nick, tell us about this agreement and why it's so important to the afghan people. >> reporter: one of the key tactics that u.s. special forces and isaf forces here is hunting the insurgency at night range. the intrusion is into their homes in the dead of night. perhaps understandable. this is the deal that's been
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worked on for weeks. this is also months of anger from the afghan government. under it effectively formalizes an afghan official committee. afghan officials look over u.s. intelligence about a target, and they want to send special forces against. they provide approval for that, which constitutes some kind of legal authority here in afghanistan that was a key condition of the afghan authorities. then afghan commandos are in the lead on this operation. they're the ones who knock down the door, and we understand that this is pretty much the practice in the past few months, and we continue to be formalized and that american commandos, isaf commandos won't go inside the compound or the home of the afghan unless specifically asked to by afghan officials. one other key point. because this afghan review body, these afghan officials have to approve the raid, they do have an effective veto over whether or not the raid goes ahead, and that's absolutely key to many afghan officials here. isaf say they don't really have a problem with that because they
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normally agreed for -- with the afghan review body decisions in the past. randy. >> thank you very much. nick payton walsh for that update. what do you see when you look at this picture of rick santorum? i guarantee that you don't see what our next guest sees. comedian and talk show host pete dominik joining me next, drinking his coffee, hanging out in his bath robe. hello, this is tv. all right. we're going to have a very, very interesting conversation coming up right after the break. i can see that already.
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it's about 22 minutes past the hour on this easter morning, and because we're all family here, we've decided drag our friend, pete dominik, radio host and all-around funny dude, we
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think, out of bed. you look like you just got out of bed there, pete. we're going to throw you on skype, and, what, you're in your pajamas? >> yes, yes. i'm just in my bath robe here, randy. >> well, we appreciate you getting dressed up for us. really maybe throw on a tie next time or something. listen, i'm glad you have some coffee. i want everyone to grab coffee, because i have a bit of a bizarre test for pete here. take a look at this picture. when i see this, i don't know about you, but i see rick santorum speaking to supporters on tuesday in pennsylvania after losing to mitt romney in wisconsin, maryland, and d.c. pete, what do you see? >> randy, i see an inspiration. i see a man who is teaching america to never give up in the face of impossible odds, in the face of a wave of money, this man this week said it's only the second half. we're not giving up. he has about as much chance of becoming the nominee as i do
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becoming a shampoo ad model. it's not going to happen, but rick santorum won't let that stop him, and, of course, randy, i'm giving him a hard time. our best goes out to rick santorum. we know his daughter is sick, and happy easter, but he does not have a chance of being the no, ma'am mee. he is not giving up. he is an inspiration in this picture. jo i see president obama signing the jobs act. that happened this week. do you see the same thing i see? >> i don't, randy. i see president obama who invited majority leader eric cantor who there's no love lost between these two gentlemen really posing and pandering because they finally came together on a bipartisan bill, but it also looks like divorced parents getting together to make the kids happy. this is the jobs bill which i'm not sure it's even going to create any new jobs, but clearly, they want to point out we're very bipartisan together, and we're even in a picture.
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that's what i see. >> the small businesses, though, they've got to be happy. it will make it easier for them to hire sxeem -- you don't buy it? >> i beg your viewers to look into this bill. we talked about a lot on the radio. president obama's own former tar tsar and renowned veteran wall street guy, financier, he fweeted out this week -- he tweeted out write it down, we will regret passing the jobs bill, so everyone needs to look into this one. >> all right. i'll take your word on that. okay. one more. finally we have new video for you. take a look. we see sarah palin as a guest host on the "today" show this week trying to compete with katie couric, who was filling in on good morning america. how do you think she did? >> she did good. she was able to make fun of herself, which is a good sign of a good sense of humor. i didn't watch it that much. the funniest joke was when meredith vieira said she called it what she really is. she is honest, and that's always
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funny. she says it's desperation. i think next week i don't know what they're going to come up with. maybe tim tebow. he is in new york now. i still prefer you on the morning in the weekend and soledad for my news in the morning. how about that for pandering? >> love you, man. thank you. listen, i know you need to get a coffee for your wife and get breakfast for the family, so we'll let you go. get on the clothes and get cooking. >> you got it. happy easter, everybody. >> happy easter to you. >> thanks, pete. a road on fire. we'll tell you why officials aren't letting anyone through even though the fire is out. keep it here. ards card gives you a 50% annual bonus. and who doesn't want 50% more cash? ugh, the baby. huh! and then the baby bear said, "i want 50% more cash in my bed!" phhht! 50% more cash is good ri... what's that. ♪ you can spell. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card. the card for people who want 50% more cash. what's in your wallet?
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at&t. ♪ pandora rocks the big board. getting a check now of your top stories. two men are now in police custody following that shooting spree in tulsa, oklahoma, that left three people dead and two others wounded. we've just received this photo of one of the suspects. 32-year-old alvin watts. he and an accomplice identified
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as 19-year-old jake england, will be charged with three counts of murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill. the weapons have not yet been recovered. police have not ruled out a hate crime as a possible motive. the shootings took place during a seven-hour period in north tulsa on friday. all of the victims of the shootings were black. french police fear a serial killer could be on the loose following four fatal shootings with the same weapon in the past five months. french affiliate tells cnn that police have increased their presence significantly in the paris suburb where these crimes took place. the most recent victim was shot in the head on thursday. the previous attacks occurred both this year and last november. and check out these pictures from l.a. where a tanker fire shut down all lanes of the 134 freeway overnight. firefighters got control of that blaze around midnight local time, but officials closed the road due to concerns about the structure of the bridge. no injuries were reported. incredible. more top stories at the top of the hour when


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