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suzanne malveaux. i'll be back shortly to talk about peace in the middle east and whether or not america can do anything about that. >> a very illicit goal for so many. >> president obama will be giving that speech tomorrow. live from studio 7, i'm suzanne malveaux. i want to get you up to speed for wednesday, may 18th. a temporary replacement for osama bin laden. a source with detailed knowledge of al qaeda says he's saif al adel. he's a former member of the egyptian special forces. the united states links al adel to the american embassy bombings in east africa. that happened in 1998. the u.s. has a $5 million bounty on him. calls are mounting for dominique strauss-kahn to give up the top job at the international military country. treasury secretary timothy geithner says strauss-kahn is not in position to run the imf. strauss-kahn is accused of
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assaulting a hotel house maid. >> she can't go back to work. she has no idea what her future is going to be in any respect. so aside from what took place in the hotel room, the trauma what has taken place in her life is extraordinary. the mississippi river is heading for historic crest at vicksberg over the next 24 hours. it is expected to peak a foot above the 1927 record across mississippi and louisiana. and 9,000 people have had to abandon their homes already. but this man plans to to stay put. >> do you have a plan "b"y i mean, if for some reason, the levees broke, what would you do? >> hook my gps up and leave out on the levee, that's it. >> well, it's very peaceful. >> yeah, very quiet. that's why i'm getting a vacation right now, really.
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syrian newspaper reports the country's president admits that security forces have made mistakes in response to anti-government demonstrations. bashir al assad did not specify what those mistakes were, but the president is facing international criticism for his brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters. in dublin today, queen elizabeth honored soldiers with a wreath of red poppy. he's honored the 14 irish who died on bloody sunday. that was when british troops opened fire on a crowd igniting ireland's fire for independence. >> standing by. >> "endeavour" departed for the final mission today. it's going to look for the origins of the universe. the big bang. one more shuttle mission is
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planned this summer before the fleet is retired. well, i want to take a closer look now at this new caretaker appointed as an interim replacement for bin laden. his name is saif al adel, and he has a long history of militant and anti-american involvement. our pentagon correspondence chris lawrence is joining us live. chris, what do we know more about this guy and his background? >> well, suzanne, says that man who is known to defense officials and the intelligence community because his trail goes back decades. and he's been involved in militant activity, in a range of countries. you mentioned that he's egyptian. he's also around in his mid-40s. used to be a special forces officer. but he's sort of started some of his militancy with the libyan islamic fighting group. that's a group that was affiliated with al qaeda. back in the 1980s, he fought against the soviets in afghanistan. then after the fall of the
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taliban in 2001, it's believed he went to iran where he was sheltered there for a while. and some of the sources overseas are saying right now, best guess is they believe he is hiding out in the federally adminstered tribal areas in pakistan. >> chris, do we have any idea whether he has any military training, or any connection at all to the united states? >> well, no definite proof of that. back in the 1980s is when the u.s. first started its program of train something of the egyptian military and working with some of the egyptians. so by his age, you know, he may not be in that age range where, you know, that program is just getting off the ground, back when he was in egypt. so no proof of that right now. >> and how do we know how al qaeda actually decided to choose this guy? it's not like they can hold a meet and hold an election or something? >> no, that's a good question.
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basically, it's been presumed that osama bin laden number two, talkman al zawahiri would eventually take over for him. he was a saudi. he came from the aarabian peninsula from the mecca and hadina. there may about a pushback, in terms of egyptians taking over. there's some shot that al adel is put out there to see what the reaction is going to be to an egyptian, sort of an outsider, taking over al qaeda. and if he's well received, maybe that's a message that al zawahiri could step in and take over. again, the reason why he's been chosen now, there was starting to be, you know, a little bit of a void there. some of the jihadist communities around the world, wondering who's going to fill this void now that bin laden is dead. >> chris, thank you very much. appreciate the details.
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>> you're welcome. here's your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. president obama is going to deliver a speech tomorrow detailing his policy in the middle east and north africa. today's "talkback" question, should the u.s. play a major role in the middle east in the first place? carol costello with that question in mind. >> it's not like we've had late of success, right? president obama like many presidents before him says it's time to bring peace to the middle east. >> because of the many changes that are taking place in the region, it's more vital than ever that both israelis and palestinians find a way to get back to the table and begin negotiating a process whereby they can create -- two states that are living side by side in peace and security. >> oh, but we've heard this before, haven't we? president carter had camp david. president clinton, the oslo, of course. and the mideast road map for
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peace from president bush. and then the secret between the palestinians. four plans but none have led to a resolution. now, arab-american comedian dean oballah told me. >> america's like the cool kid in high school, everybody wants to sit at the cafeteria with us and be our friend. they see israel sitting with us all the time. they want to sit down and swap the apple pie. >> left out of the picture. don't expect president obama to break any new ground on israel in his speech tomorrow. and some say it couldn't have come at a worse time. israeli forces have clashed with protesters crossing its borders. the palestinians have joined with the islamist militant group hamas. today's "talkback" question, should the u.s. play a major
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role in the middle east. facebook.com/carolcnn. i'll read your comments. >> some say this is not exactly the time in the middle east with all that's occurring, this is the time that bin laden is gone. >> but president obama wasn't more supportive of the democratic uprisings, that's angered the arab world. you have to throw that in the mix and wonder is this the best time. can't wait to hear. president obama is going to give an address tomorrow on the recent dramatic developments in the middle east as carol mentioned and the policy in the region. we want you to tune in for the special coverage at "cnn newsroom" beginning at 11:30. wolf blitzer is going to join us. live coverage of president obama's address. here the rundown of some of the stories we're covering in the next two hours. flooding along the map maississ
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how it's going to affect the rest of the nation. also, a milestone for congresswoman gabrielle giffords. the latest step. plus, tracking last month's deadly tornado images. satellite images tell a story. and jeanne moos finds the best one to show us. and finally, the millennial generation hits the job market. these kids have been told they're the best on the earth since they've been born. >> the millennial generation. and ensure muscle health.the i've got revigor. what's revigor? it's the amino acid metabolite, hmb to help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time. [ female announcer ] ensure muscle health has revigor and protein to help protect, preserve, and promote muscle health. keeps you from getting soft. [ major nutrition ] ensure. nutrition in charge!
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focusing now on the flood disaster you've been watching almost in slow motion now. the worry today is will the levees hold against the swollen mississippi river. about 9,000 people in mississippi and louisiana have been forced to evacuate so far. the river still hasn't seen crested in many areas. louisiana's governor says the record water levels could last more than a month. our john king is deep in the disaster zone. >> reporter: as you can see, we're about chest deep here, department of homeland security, this would be the united states coast guard. this is the natchez station. you're looking at 3 1/2, 4 feet. you start coming this way through the parking lot, it's slow-going, trust me. right under here somewhere, i'll find it just a second.
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back to work. punch in your code. here's the keyboard right here. here's the top of the console right here. the coast guard, this is not the way they come in and out of work. >> the only way to get out. >> the impact of the floods could spill over on to your dinner table, that is because the mississippi river is say highway for barges full of corn, wheat and soy and other crops heading to the supermarket near you. they don't call it the mighty mississippi for nothing. it is the largest river system in north america, flowing through ten states, from minnesota, louisiana and into the gulf of mexico. so when authorities slow or halt traffic on the mississippi, the cost of produce jumps. our allison costa joins with more on the impact. it's incredible when you see the mississippi, all that it carries, food prices already beginning to rise, i suspect. >> you're right about that.
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food prices, they're already high, suzanne. corn hitting a record last month. soy hitting a three-year high in february. as far as the impact from the mississippi flooding, that's going to take some time for disruptions to work their way through the supply chain. but if it's a long-term disruption, you can expect prices on food to rise. the problem who are is the army corps of engineers says water is going to be on the levee for another month. this could mean a long-term disruption which could mean higher prices at the supermarket. it's not just about the mississippi being shut down. it's crops being wiped out. it's also going to put that upward pressure on prices across the country. >> allison, could you move the produce from train or truck, for instance? >> trains or trucks are good options but not great options. barges are just cheaper. it's because of the size. barges are huge, you think about it. a spokeswoman for american waterways operators, tells us
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one barge holds the same amount of cargo as 16 train cars. one barge also holds the same amount of cargo as 70 trucks. we put together some graphics to should you how much. we've got cnn reporters on the ground, they tell us, these barges, they're still moving towards the mississippi but moving slowly. only three going through at a time. even the new orleans homeland security chief says that if the river rises just one more foot, they're going to have to stop all traffic at the port of new orleans. so these other options that you mentioned, trains and trucks, they may eventually be the only way to move things through there, suzanne. >> alison, do we know what foods are affected? >> they don't call the midwest the bread basket for nothing in that grain is the biggy. 60% of the grain travels on the mississippi. grain is used in everything from bread, cereal and alcohol. this goes beyond food at this point. 20% of the nation's coal, that also travels on the mississippi. think about what coal is used
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for. it's used to generate electricity in this country among other things. also a lot of home heating oil moves along the river. so the northeast is the biggest consumer of home heating oil in the u.s. so the problems happening in the south they could easily soon be felt in the north, even though they're thousands of miles apart. suzanne. >> alison, thank you very much for laying it out. arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords prepares for another milestone. our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen talks with her doctor about the next step in her recovery. of beef tenderloin? of beef tenderloin? you inspired a very special dog food. [ female announcer ] chef michael's canine creations. chef inspired. dog desired. hey, dad, think i could drive? i'll tell you what -- when we stop to fill it up. ♪
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here are today's choices for "choose the news. "first, looking for a job, the cia has launched an unprecedented effort to recruit people with diverse backgrounds. second, from multiroom hotel suite to one person's prison cell, days are quite different for imf chief dominique strauss-kahn as he awaits the next step in his sexual assault case. and third, a mayor in indiana has replaced 80% of his town's traffic lights with something he says it making traffic move a lot smoother. will it work in bigger u.s. cities. vote by texting 22360. text to help wanted, 2 for life at rikers, or 3 for relieving the traffic. the winning story will air in the next hour. good news, arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords
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prepares for her next step in her recovery. giffords is in rehab in houston, recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. the next milestone will be a procedure to reinsert part of her skull. our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen spoke exclusively with the doctor who will perform this surgery. >> reporter: when congresswoman gabrielle giffords was shot in the head she defied death. not only did she live through this traumatic injury. she can walk. that's her at the top of the stairs. and talk. and even traveled in an airplane to watch her husband mark kelly take off on the shuttle "endeavour." and now four months after the shooting, another milestone, an effort to make gabby giffords whole again. after the shooting, doctors in arizona cut a hole in her skull like this one to give her brain room to swell. now the swelling is gone and the hole can be repaired. i sat down with giffords'
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neurosurgeon, dr. dong kim, who will be performing the process. >> is this a big step? >> yes, it is a big step. >> reporter: dr. kim will implant a piece of synthetic bone made especially for giffords. >> it will fit in perfect as you can see. then we take these little plates and screws, we went to put in generally one here, there and there. >> so this is holding the implant and the real skull together? >> that's right. it really is a significant step. and more than just getting the bone back, it's a marker for where we are. >> reporter: dr. kim told me patients like giffords often need another procedure, this one, to get rid of a build jum of fluid in the drain. he inserts a tube to drain excess fluid from the brain to the abdominal cavity. people wear this called a shunt forever. >> so people walk around with this tube for life? >> yeah, it can last the rest of
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their life. at some point, patients can forget they have it. >> reporter: for gabby giffords, it's the end of one stage to the next. trying to get back to the life she knew. >> elizabeth cohen joins us live. that's a fascinating story when you look at it. i guess the question that i have, how is it that she was able to move around to get around without a large piece of her skull. >> she flew to florida, she did physical therapy. she flew to florida twice, actually, it's amazing because if you think you're missing that big of a gap, that's amazing. but what they do is they usually but helmets on people like this. doctor was explaining to me, if they need to move around, they wear this helmet. the good thing about the upcoming surgery, she won't have to wear the helmet. >> this is a permit fix once it happens? >> is it a permanent fix. you put it in, the bone actually grows into the implant.
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she's getting an implant. a synthetic piece, you see it right there. the bone of the skull grows into the implant and it becomes a part of the skull. >> that's absolutely fascinating. you can see he's pinning it on there. what's the procedure to put that thing on? >> what he does, he puts four screws on, just as you see here. that's it. he's showing us exactly what he does when he does this surgery. >> unbelievable. we wish her the very best. thanks, elizabeth. a programming note, sunday night on cnn, senator ted kennedy's son, patrick kennedy, comes clean with dr. sanjay gupta about addiction, what he learned from his father and his new dream of curing brain disease. patrick kennedy coming clean. cnn sunday night. well, we are closely monitoring the flooding disaster along the mississippi river. a live report from morgan city, louisiana. network all across.
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sandra endo joins us from morgan city. sandra, what is the flooding situation where you are? i know a lot of people there are very concerned. >> reporter: absolutely, suzanne. we've been here since the morning in front of this house in morgan city. and so far, we've seen the water rise about 5 inches since this morning. and this boat is normally parked in the back part of this house. the owner says they're going to tie it to a telephone pole to make sure it doesn't wash away from the rising waters. look at some of the extreme measures homeowners are taking. they have raised this two-bedroom house on stilts, basically lifting it eight feet in the air to make sure the property is protected. it's 140 years old. they want to make sure the water doesn't seep into it. let's bring in mario, whose dad owns this house. you've been working long days, mario, to make sure this stays high and dry. why do you stay here? >> i grew up here. we love the place and love the property and we want to protect
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it. we just enjoy it here. >> reporter: what has the effort been like, you literally had to jack this up eight feet? >> it's been hectic. it took us 17 hours to come in with a crew and jack it up. it's been endless hours. three or four hours of sleep and then get back the next morning. we just got to wait for the flood to come and crest and go away. >> reporter: other than your house, it's pretty much a ghost town around here. your neighbors must think you're crazy. >> most think we're crazy to stay here. it's not ethical to stay here, i guess, but we're doing it. we love the place. nobody can stop us. >> reporter: you said before, you're hoping to fish off your ponch? >> oh, yes, definitely, hoping to throw some lines out. while the flood is there. >> reporter: are you worried about that water rising, five inches since the time we've been here? >> not too worried. we have a history of a little flood and everything. this will be a little more -- a lot more.
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it will be all right with us. >> reporter: good luck. because, suzanne, the worst is yet to come for people here in morgan city. they're expecting water levels to rise a few more feet when it fully crests here. louisiana officials say they anticipate 25,000 homes will be flooded when all is said and done. certainly, they have a lot to protect still and a lot more days of flooding to come. >> sandra, i'm sure officials don't recommend that folks actually stay there. you can see, they've raised the house. that's good for them but obviously people have been evacuating. we know that officials dealt with two major disasters, katrina, the bp oil spill. how do people feel this go-around? are they getting the warnings that they need, the support that they need? >> reporter: well, two things going for the state here, suzanne, is that this whole flooding situation has been slow-going. we've been counting the days, watching the water rise very slowly but steadily.
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it's been relentless. so people have had a lot of warning to make sure they pack up their belongings if they want to move to higher ground. people like the grosses can elevate their home if they want to stay. also, officials want to get ahead of the whole situation. they've put in place plans to divert the water. that's why they opened up morganza spillway for the first time in nearly 40 years. and that diverted a lot of the water away from major cities like baton rouge and new orleans. so they certainly think they're taking preventive measures of biggest disasters had they not acted sooner. >> be safe. now another disaster, new images from last month's deadly tornadoes that swept through the south. for that, we want to turn to our meteorologist, jacqui jeras. jacqui, tell us what folks are talking about. >> it's amazing imagery, they'll combine infrared images with visible images to feed the path
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of the tornado. as you take a look at this, you see nothing but red and blue. but to a trained eye that red is vegetation answer the blue is urban areas. all of this blue area, this is tuscaloosa, this is birmingham right here. guess what that line in the middle is -- this tornado was so powerful, an ef-4 that it basically stripped all the vegetation with its path. it churned up the ground. there you see can see the path on a closer view. here's the river. all the red stuff are trees and brushes in the area. this is also very useful information, suzanne, because they can take a look at how wide the path was and why it was on the ground. and also help with insurance claims. >> jacqui, thank you. it is time to go cross country for cnn affiliates. first stop, california, wet weather in the san francisco bay area has made its way to the sierra mountains and has now turned into snow.
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no major problems have been reported. but a ranger in truckee says that campers are waking up kind of cold and annoyed. across the country in new york, rain has caused the ground to crack and shift beneath this mountain side home. this is in keene valley. experts say the crack is moving three inches a day. they're worried it could trigger a mud slide. and a woman in grand rapids was on facebook tuesday when she heard a loud crash in her basement. then she found this guy wandering around. she called her husband home from work to remove the wild turkey. and he used a fishing net. unbelievable. suspect's in handcuffs doing a lot of things to being recognized. all the cameras around. jeanne moos shows us some memorable ones. [ technician ] are you busy? management just sent over these new technical manuals.
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breaking news here that we're following. the president was traveling to connecticut when air force one actually missed its approach. i want to go to our white house correspondent dan loathian. he's in new london, connecticut. he was traveling ahead of the president. he wasn't on air force one but he does have information about what happened with the president's plane. dan, if you can explain for us, go ahead. >> reporter: well, suzanne, both the white house and the faa confirmed that as air force one was arriving here in connecticut
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this morning, that the pilot executed a missed approach. essentially, the weather was bad, according to the faa. and i'll tell you, we were seeing rain on and off here. the cloud cover was quite low. so the pilot decided to circle back around. take a listen to some of the chatter that we picked up from air traffic control. >> air force one missed approach. >> air force one maintain 5,000. >> we need 3,000. >> 86-3. >> looks like he's going to put it down there with the missed approach. >> reporter: the air force pilot circled around, came back in. second time was the charm. landed at 10:05, president obama
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with homeland security janet napolitano greeted with 30 people, some in uniforms. then they took the one-hour commute to the academy. the coast guard academy. they can initially supposed to take marine one here. but obviously, the weather, as i pointed out led them to go via motorcade. the president arriving here a short time ago. the weather impacting the venue itself. the graduation was supposed to take place outside but it was moved indoors. as to what the president will say here today, we're told he will touch a bit on white house national security. jay carney said the president will point out the role that the u.s. coast guard plays in keeping the u.s. safe but this will be in a true sense, a commencement speech, suzanne. >> dan loathian, thanks for the latest report. okay just good news, the president is fine, as well as the plane. a new study shows that
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one of the world's most powerful bankers was supposed to be delivering a keynote at the brussels economic forum in belgium, but instead, dominique
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strauss-kahn is on suicide watch in a rikers island prison cell, charged with sexually assaulting a housekeeper in a new york hotel. well, pressure is building for him to resign as head of the international monetary fund. strauss-kahn was considered a top presidential candidate in france. and a new poll shows that most french people believe he is the victim of a conspiracy. well, images of strauss-kahn in handcuffs have outraged a lot of people in france. here in the united states, seeing a suspect's walk of shame from police station to squad car, no big deal, right? here's cnn's jeanne moos. >> reporter: it's a scene seen by americans all the time -- >> nicholas, did you strangle your girlfriend? >> why did you do it? >> i'm innocent. >> reporter: but you tend not to look innocent even when no one shouts a single question. it's called -- >> the perp walk. >> reporter: as in perpetrator.
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some are outraged that the imf accused of rape, calling it a lynching. french laws bars the media from showing suspects in handcuffs before they're convicted. some say the perp walk goes against the presumption of innocence. >> it is done, probably, some would say, to humiliate the suspect. and they give off an aura of guilt. >> reporter: sometimes, the aura doesn't fit the alleged crime from the splieling somali pirate. to the jfk terror plot suspect. others bend down or cover up to conceal their identity. suspects use anything that's handy. and we do mean anything to hide from the cameras. during a perp walk. amy fisher, the island lolita used her own hair to keep her face out of sight. the perp walk is a perennial, always popping up even as
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cameramen pedaling backwards or falling down and suspects are falling forward. and every once in a while, you get an apparent confession. >> something came over me. >> do you regret it? >> of course i do. no matter what i did, you can't justify that. >> reporter: he's been charged with using an ax to murder a man. sometimes, a perp walk leads to perpetual cursing -- >> get the [ bleep ] get the [ bleep ] you [ bleep ]. >> reporter: finally there was the arm eed robbery suspect who managed to escape in the perp walk. it happened in staten island, the suspect took off from police in pursuit. check out how he slipped out of a loose handcuff to make his break. if only they can cuff this guy's mouth. >> i'll kick your [ bleep ]. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn,
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middle east oil, do we have a choice? please continue the conversation facebook.com/carolcnn. >> thank you, carol. tune in for special coverage of president obama's address on cnn "newsroom" starting at 11:30 eastern. wolf blitzer will join us as well. expert analysis as well as live coverage. everyone was a winner and everyone got a trophy. how does that upbringing translate to the work world for recent graduates? we're taking a look at high maintenance millenials. building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download, we're covering more people in more places than ever before in an effort to give you the best network possible.
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log on to cnnmoney.com for reporting on america's job hunt. hardworking, perseverance, that's what the recipe at the success at the office is. is the latest generation of america's workers up for the challenge? allan chernoff looks at the recent graduates in the real world. >> public relations executive alison surrounds herself with young employees, mostly in their 20s, so called millenials. she says they are energetic, tech savvy, collaborative and can also be needy and have a sense of entitlement. >> these kids have been told that they are the most amazing things since the day they were born. >> reporter: even millenials expect favored treatment from their parents as their parents may have provided.
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>> my parents have pushed that for me, told me that i was the best at whatever i did. as a result, i think millenials crave that attention. they crave that craze. >> reporter: their skill in being able to tweet and talk in the same moment never has there been such a generation of multitaskers who are able to key stroke on facebook. employees say they have short attention spans and often communicate as they tweet in quick sound bites. >> they live in a world where everything is 140 characters. they don't want to read more than a few sentences and they don't read more than a few sentences. >> reporter: they also believe that work is not their entire life. the most important factor in choosing a new job is a good work-life balance, according to a survey from a pr firm. salary came in second and work atmosphere third. none of which is to say the millenials are slackers.
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many are hard workers. to bring out the best in young workers, bosses need to manage to the millenial style, give lots of feedback, set concrete goals and think of yourself more as a t-ball coach and not a boot camp instructor. >> we're live in new york with more. i guess they call them the millenials. what happens with the needy guys, they are not getting the recognition and what they are entitled to. do they drop out? do they do well? >> well, a lot of them are willing to jump ship. they have role models like ma zuckerberg. a lot of them want to achieve success but do it very, very rapidly. of course, the reality for most of us is that you have to gradually climb that corporate
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ladder. there is an adjustment there. >> do you think speaking to these young folks that they have an ambition to start their own business and say, i think i'm going to do something on my own here. >> yes, absolutely. there has been so many internet startups and those folks, generally speaking, are absolutely not slackers. >> well, we have america's job hunt. check out time.com and powered by cnn, power driven by you. top of the hour, i'm
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suzanne. air force one scrubs landing. pilots on approach had to scrub the first shot at landing due to nasty weather. the president's plane circled and landed safely. and you are looking at live pictures now. president barack obama delivering the commencement address at the u.s. coast guard academy. that is in new london, connecticut. live pictures you are seeing there. al qaeda named a caretaker leader to fill in for osama bin laden. a source with detailed knowledge of the group says that that man is egyptian saif al-adel and is wanted for the bombings into eastern africa. he has a $5 million bounty now on his head.
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he goes back to pre 9/11 being with bin laden in afghanistan. he was a trainer in training camps in both afghanistan and somalia. mississippi river nearing an historic mark in vicksburg. it's expected to crest more than a foot above the 1957 flood. it will impact big cities from st. paul, top st. louis to new orleans. >> this water is not supposed to be here. it drops off pretty quickly. you can see that it drops off quickly and all of the land on this side would be dry. >> some in washington are kicking around the idea of a national driving tax. you pay for every mile that you
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drive because fuel economy is increasing. the federal government says that the gas tax does not generate enough money to build and maintain the nation's highways. there is no formal legislation yet. >> standing by for contact and capture. >> "endeavor" parked at the international space station for the final time today. the astronauts' main job, to anchor a physics experiment to the space station's exterior. the big bang, of course, one more shuttle mission is planned this summer before the fleet is retired. well, the powerful international finance man charged with attacking a new york hotel made is under pressure to resign. dominique strauss-kahn is held without bail on charges of rape and other charges. tim knee geithner and others say that strauss-kahn should step down as the head of the
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international monetary fund. while he waits for his next court appearance. the woman he's accused of attacking is facing her own problems. >> her world has been turned upside down this is a person who was supporting a 15-year-old young woman, they live together and she was grateful to have a job for which she could provide food and shelter for her. the two of them. since this has occurred, she has not been able to go home, she can't go back to work, she has no idea what her future is going to be. >> joining us on the phone to talk about the case is our cnn senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin. first of all, strauss-kahn's attorney say that he was having lunch during the attack and the seconds explanation was that the sexual act was consensual. it doesn't make sense. you can't have both.
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has he hurt his case? >> well, i think it's very important to take a deep breath and realize that the defense has not publicly asserted anything. there have been leaks and suggestions. but this case is in the very early stages. the timing will certainly be determined by outside factors. are there surveillance records? when were the doors opened and closed? all of that will be available to the defense soon and to the prosecution and then we'll figure out if there is a defense to this crime and what it is. >> jeff, the french, we have heard, are outraged at the way that strauss-kahn is being treated. they think that the perp walk and handcuffs already make him look guilty. some suggest that there is a conspiracy at work set up by his political enemies. is there any chance that strauss-kahn could, a, get diplomatic immunity or, b, is there a move from his legal team
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about how he is being treated? >> whether he has diplomatic immunity and whether or not it would cover the crime in which he's charged, it seems like it's out of the question. as for the french being outraged, they are frequently outraged but i don't think that matters much in the context of this case. as far as i can tell, he's being treated the way that all suspects are treated. remember, this is new york. noncitizens are arrested here every day. their embassies are allowed access to them. but as far as their legal treatment, they are being treated like everyone else. a lot of people being perped walk wind up being acquitted. that doesn't make our system any worse. >> and, jeff, in following this case, how difficult is this going to be for the alleged victim? does she have a strong case here
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or does this look like an up hill battle of he says, she says? >> well, again, there's lots of evidence that needs to be disclosed to both sides. is there physical evidence? is there dna? were there scratches or marks on either person? how does the timing work out? this is not going to be easy for this woman. unfortunately, being a crime victim, if that's what she appears to be, is a difficult thing. it looks like the main defense available to the defense here might involve attacking her character and her voracity and her motives. that could be very difficult. she doesn't have to defend herself. she's not accused of doing anything wrong. she's not a defendant here. so i'm sure that the public scrutiny is very unpleasant. but i don't see that she is going to have her life turned upside down, certainly that shouldn't happen to her because it shouldn't happen to any crime victim. >> all right.
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jeffrey toobin, thank you very much here's your chance to talk back. president obama is going to deliver a speech tomorrow detailing his policy in the middle east and north africa. today, his talk back question, should the united states play a major role in the middle east? karen costello is here with that. a lot of people have different opinions about this. >> a lot of people. the major question s. can middle east peace really be achieved and account united states help? that's our talk back question today. president obama, like many presidents before him, said it's time to bring peace to the middle east. >> because of the many changes that are taking place in the region, it's more vital than ever that both izzies and palestinians find a way to get back to the fable and begin to negotiate a process whereby they can create two states living side by side in peace and security.
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>> we've heard that before, haven't we? president clinton and then the mid-east road map for peace, that came from former president bush. four major plans but none has led to a permanent solution. in the meantime, a few research polls show that the muslim world has a very low opinion of the united states as arab committee maz dln dean obdeillah told me. >> they see israel sitting with us all the time. sometimes i think that they feel that they are kept at arm's length. >> don't expect president obama to break any new ground on israel and his speech tomorrow. some say it couldn't have come at a worst time and islamic militant group, hamas, so at what point should the united
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states just take a step back? today's talk back question, should the u.s. play a major role in the middle east? facebook.com/carolcnn. i'll read your comments later this hour. >> you have to wonder if the president steps back if that is seen as a failure. >> one of the things that he's talked about is sanctions against syria. who knows how long those sanctions will be and if that will make any difference at all. >> it looks like it's the middle eastern people that are making a difference on the ground. that they are changing their lives. >> right. so why do they need the united states? >> always a good question. we're going to see. >> thanks. tune in for special coverage beginning at 11:30 eastern. wolf blitzer will join us as well. live coverage right here on cnn. here's a run down on some of the stories that we're covering
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at this hour. bears, alligators, snakes, how flooding along the mississippi is affecting wildlife. also, slip sliding away. people in a new york neighborhood are watching the ground beneath their homes shift three inches a day. plus, new guidelines for kids and tylenol. what every parent has got to know. and where the jobs are. and finally saying good-bye to oprah winfrey. >> the great thing about oprah is if you don't know her personally, you feel like you know her personally. and that's a talent that she has. she's very accessible. stars turning out for the taping of oprah's final talk show, including maria shriver. l. what?! sam, get your ears cleaned out. but what did he say? 42 wild italians. huh? it's a cruise for plus-size individuals. it's a commercial. that's all. i'm pretty sure he said the chevy cruze eco -- a commercial for eagle? eagles? no eco, eco, eco!
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this just in, we're getting word of new sanctions against syria's president and the obama administration making tough decisions. we'll go to connecticut for the very latest. what do you know? >> reporter: our state department confirming that the obama administration sometime today will be issuing new sanctions, this time specifically directed at president assad. there has been bans in place on other syrian officials but this will be the first time that president assad is targeted. why is the administration
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planning to do this? take a look at what secretary of state clinton said yesterday. >> in response to the continued violence, both the united states and eu have imposed sanctions against senior officials and today we discuss additional steps to increase pressure and further isolate the assad regime. our message has been clear and consistent from the beginning. stop the violence and the arrests, release all political prisoners and detainees and begin to respond to the demands to the people by a process of credible and inclusive democratic change. >> we will be taking additional steps in the days ahead. >> reporter: suzanne, as you know, there are a lot of questions about why there hasn't been a tougher stance against president assad. we have not heard president obama or other senior officials come out and talk about how president assad has lost the
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confidence of his people, how he should step down. we have not heard that from this administration. clearly, this move aimed at putting more pressure on the syrian government and assad himself in an effort to stop the violence there. >> dan, thank you. i'm taking we're going to hear more about this in the president's speech that he's going to give tomorrow in the 11:00 hour. dan, thank you very much for the very latest information regarding specifically syria. well, you don't hear this often. a snake advisory issued to residents in louisiana. that is right. flooding around the mississippi river is not only forcing people from their homes, it's also forcing animals from their habitat. joining us from baton rouge is chris and he is a member of the louisiana wildlife federation, long-time louisiana outdoors man as well. thank you for joining us. first of all, give us a sense of how dangerous the situation is.
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>> i think it's more for the animals than it is for the people. >> how so? >> they are used to ebb and flow but we have not seen water levels of these heights. certainly we have not seen the morganza spillway in almost 40 years. those animals are going to be trying to escape that floodwater and basically seeking refuge on the levees on the outside or any other higher ridges within the basin and those animals are going to have to swim a long way, be under stress and be displaced from their homes and so the department of wildlife and fishery is urging people to give them a wide birth, to let those deer, hog, pig, bears,
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whatever is coming out of the spillway seek refuge on the levees and make their way into other wild areas. >> chris, it's one thing to let the bears and the deer kind of run and give them space. but if you're talking about -- if you're looking at an alligator or a snake, what do people need to do? are there certain areas that they should high tail it out of there? >> well, i say give them a wide birth as well. the animals, just like the mammals, are going to be seeking higher ground. they are going to seek areas where they can sun themselves and get out of the floodwaters. some of them can seek refuge in debris and some will seek refuge on the levees again. in terms of snakes, you know, obviously the biggest threat is going to come from water mock ka sins. they like to get into wood piles and sheds. if you have a backyard that is going to flood, if your property is going to see flooding, be aware they will seek refuge in wood piles, debris piles.
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they will be displaced and very well may be in your backyard. >> chris, any impact on the food supplies, the oysters? >> well, there is going to be impact to oysters. any time we have fresh water, any time we have innone dags of the river, there is some impact. oysters need fresh water. the oyster beds in louisiana are here. the reason louisiana has such a healthy seafood population is because of the mississippi river, not in spite of it. and this -- certainly this is a flood of historical pro porgs. but river flooding is something that the creatures in louisiana have been accustomed to. >> is there any need to have an animal rescue team out there to help these animals, the bears, the deer who are looking, seeking for dry ground? >> well, the department of wildlife fisheries are urging people to stay off the levees
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and allow them to come into wooded areas and other places. leave the animals alone. if you have a nuisance alligator or bear in your backyard that is not makes its way somewhere else, contact the wildlife fisheries and they will be there to assist new that removal. >> chris, thank you so much. we appreciate it. i want to go to president obama who is delivering the commencement speech. let's take a listen. >> i just want to thank you and your wife betsy for 34 years.
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[ applause ] i have to say, by the way, he looks a little younger retired. you don't want him roaming around the house. make sure he's doing something. although, my understanding is that she is not here this morning, my next superintendent, admiral stowes will become the first woman ever to lead one of our nation's military academies. that's an incredible tribute to her but also a tribute to the opportunities that the coast guard affords men and women of talent, including the class of 2011 which has the most ka keca in the history of this academy.
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it's also a testament to those that supported you and when you chose your life of service, families backed you up. when you thought you couldn't go on, they bucked you up. i suspect when things got a little tight in the money department, they coughed it up. so cadets, you are here because of them. and i ask you to join me in honoring your remarkable families. i have to say it's a personal pleasure to be here. since the day i took office, the united states coast guard i have
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seen the decision when some of you, the class of 2011, marched in the parade during my inauguration. you looked pretty good on that day, too. it was a little colder that day, if you recall. our senior devotion to duty, all along the gulf coast when the coast guard, including members of this class, worked day and night tirelessly. i was thanking troops for their service and giving a shout out to ever service, army, air force, marines, and a boy shouted out, and coast guard. there was no ocean in sight.
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not a body of water visible anywhere. but the coast guard was there serving with honor as you have in every major conflict that our nation has ever fought. in fact, i see the professionalism of the coast guard every day in the officers and enlisted personnel who served with us at the white house. and they include admiral steven who wore the uniform for 36 years, then became the chief usher at the white house responsible for keeping us running from day in and day out. he and his classmates have a bet on whether he will fit and by the way, the uniform still fits.
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>> you've been listening to president obama at the coast guard academy, giving them credit for the hard work that they do and a nod to admiral who is the chief usher at the white house also new orleans native. well, we are going to be paying close attention to president obama, his major speech that is taking place tomorrow. tune in for special coverage at 11:30 eastern. wolf blitzer will join us as well. expert analysis and live coverage. he will talk about the future, the vision of the united states and its relationship with the middle east. more after the break. to a doctor, it's groundbreaking. to a ceo, it's powerful. to a teacher, it's the future.
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president obama discusses the dramatic changes reshaping the middle east and north africa in his speech tomorrow. you're going to see it live here on the cnn "newsroom." today we'll talk about the expectations ahead of the president's speech. and focusing on yemen, joining us live from kabul, kevin is in jerusalem. what do the egypt -- >> at a stage right now where the euphoria of the moment that their resolution has begun to
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recede and now they are confronted with a very difficult task and they not only have to put forward free and fair democratic elections but they also have to figure out a way to put their economy back together again. and so what one egyptian man i was talking to was saying is a pledge to support the resolutions in europe, a package whereby that would help the egyptian economy get going once again because the realization is that that is going to be a key component to ensuring that the overall resolution succeeds. >> what about the people in yemen? what do they need or want to hear from the president? is it about money? >> reporter: anti-government demonstrators in yemen have been out in the street in several provinces for going on several
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months. what they were saying is that they want president obama to support their call for regime change. they feel that president obama supported the uprising in egyptian and tunisia, that he was behind the people there and they want to hear president obama say it is time for him to step down even though president obama and his administration has been supporting the people in yemen in their effort to gather to assemble, to demonstrate, they want president obama to say enough is enough. >> and what about the folks in israel? >> they want to hear words of support for the israeli position of opposition to any palestinian efforts to win independent statehood or recognition of independent statehood from the u.n. in september.
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they want to hear words of encouragement. serious words of encouragement from the obama administration about establishing that palestinian state and hear words of pressure from the obama administration about israeli confessions in the form of settlement building. >> real quick, back to arwa, the president earned a lot of support from the people in the region when he planned to reset relations in the middle east. do the people there, arwa, still believe in him, the egyptians? >> reporter: well, when it comes to the egyptians, if president obama doesn't put forth a concrete package that is going to help them move this difficult process that they are in, most certainly the prospective towards the president and the united states could possibly change on one level but one has to realize that when it comes to america and how he's viewed in not just america but in the region as a whole, they are skewed towards israel. the perception outside of egyptian, for example, here in lebanon, is that the u.s.
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continues to be selective where and when it is going to choose to support these types of democratic movements and so for the region as a whole, it's going to take a lot more for the u.s. to push that reset button. one man we were speaking to earlier said that he would love to see the u.s. apply the same type of compassion to arabs as they do to israelis. >> what about the people in yemen? do they still believe in president obama? >> reporter: the people in yemen, i was there in february when the anti-protest government movement was kicking off. they were hopeful that the american government would support that movement. unless they hear something dramatically close to that, president obama will deteriorate even further. >> kevin, what about you? do they believe in president obama to get anything done? >> deeply skeptical here,
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suzanne. both sides believing that president obama has not delivered on promises made about delivering peace, about delivering stability in the region. so, again, deep skepticism. they are waiting and watching. >> all right. thank you, all of you, for your insiths there. thank you very much. president obama will give a speech tomorrow. for recent dramatic developments in the middle east and the region, tune in for our special coverage on cnn "newsroom" at 11:30 a.m. eastern. we'll have expert analysis and live coverage of the address. you're not going to want to miss this. well, summer break means it is time to find work for many students. the most promising places to start the job hunt. i'll tell you what -- when we stop to fill it up. ♪
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back for the stories we are working on. school is almost over so where are students going to find jobs. and the last taping of oprah. who was at the final tapings? this week we focus on the job hunt and where the jobs are and how to get them, how to keep
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them. we want you to watch our week long coverage. logon to cnn.com/jobhunt. students are looking for summer jobs a he they are going to have a hard time finding work. alison is live from the new york stock exchange with more on this. alison, the job market here this year, what is it like for students just trying to make a little bit of money before classes start up again? >> you know, no sugar coating this. it's going to be real tough. career builder saying that only 21% of employers will hire seasonal workers. and they are getting a lot of applications, about half of the companies they are saying, they get about 50 applications for one job. but 21% means that there are some positions. you may be able to find some in customer service, i.t., landscaping, construction, and camp counseling. but the key is that most employers consider these summer workers for their permanent
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positions. if you're lucky enough to get a summer job, treat it as an extended job interview and you may land it as a permanent job. >> any advice for young folks looking for work? >> have you looked at the calendar? get moving. most summer hiring is done in may. submitting that generic cover letter as well and that resume is not enough these days. you have to be more specific about your accomplishments that may fit each employer. for instance, how did you contribute to your school organizations? have you taken any relevant class work and if you solved a problem at a previous job, say so, maybe in the cover letter. also, if you're looking at a specific company, it doesn't hurt to get a referral, somebody on the inside to pass your name along. it's all about networking. work those connections. use social networking to make new connects. know that most recruiters are saying that face-to-face connections are really most important. if you're tweeting people back
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and forth, try to make it a real world connection as well. one last bit of advice, if you're interested in a long-term position, say so. take the initiative and be direct. it shows that you take your job seriously. suzanne? >> all right. great advice, as always. good luck to those looking for work. new guidelines for kids and tylenol, whatever parent should know. what's this option? that's new.
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everybody worries about how much medicine do i give my baby? elizabeth cohen is here. what is the fda's big concern about in? >> i will tell you about a very personal point of view. got four kids, your 1-year-old has a fever, it's the middle of the night, you reach into medicine cabinet and look up the dose because it lists by age and weight. under 2 years of age, ask a doctor what dose to give. it's 3:00 in the morning. you look at the next one, try to calculate it from there. what happens is parents sometimes get overdoses. this can be really toxic to a child's liver if they get too much of it and it's a big problem. >> the pills of aset mit fen
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come in different concentration. how do you figure this out? >> the pills are a different situation. what they decided to do with this is list what kind of dosage a child under the age of 2, between six months and 2 will get. the parents of a 2-year-old will not be going in the middle of the night saying whark am i supposed to do? you asked a good question about the tablets. the way that it is now, you can get tablets that an older child would take and some of them are 80 milligrams and some of them are 160. that can get very confusing. you think you're grabbing an 80 and grab a 160 and give that to your kid. again, you've overdosed them on acetimetophan which can be very toxic. >> this is going to be great for parents. pediatricians have been pushing for this kind of labeling.
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it's going to be great when your 1-year-old is sick you'll have more guidance here. if your child is under 6 months, it gets trickier. the other thing that the doctors emphasize, is when you look at this chart, it's a chart that shows age, weight, and how much to give them. a lot of parents go by age. that's a mistake. you're supposed to go by weight. that's something that others have pushed. go by the weight. the age is less important. >> okay. great advice. thanks, elizabeth. a big surprise? look who has joined oprah winfrey and other stars at the taping of her last show. live from chicago. building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download, we're covering more people in more places than ever before in an effort to give you the best network possible.
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oprah winfrey, the queen of talk, was taping her last two shows when in walks maria shriver. joining us from chicago is kareem. what kind of reaction did maria shriver get and how did she seem? >> reporter: it was so warm, it was one of the most heartfelt moments of the night. imagine an arena here, the united center in chicago, nothing but love for oprah, her famous friends and it's really
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hard to believe that on one of her biggest nights of her career that maria shriver would steal some of that spotlight and she did just that. she walked out on stage and she had some really touching words for oprah. they go way back. they've known each other for 30 years. it was such a surprise for maria to show up that night, with everything that she is going through, the very scandalous split from arnold schwarzenegger. she talked about thanking her for her friendship over the years, for thanking her for teaching her the truth and one of the most poignant moments of the night, she said here's to the truth and that's when the crowd went wild. oprah pumped her hand in the air, embraced maria. everyone gave so much love for this woman who is obviously going through one of the most challenging times of her life. >> real support there. and i understand that maria
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shriver was not the only big star of the night. >> reporter: the famous toms, tom hanks, tom cruise, will and jada. we had such a great spot backstage. we talked to you will a of the stars who told us why they were there last night, what oprah meant to them. here's what they had to say, suzanne. >> the great thing about oprah is even if you don't know her personally, you feel like you know her personally and that's a talent that she has. she's very accessible. >> i've watched every single episode. back before tivo i taped it on vhs tapes. >> you can be a very good stand-up person and achieve everything you dream. >> so she is saying good-bye to her daytime talk show after 25 years. but don't worry, oprah will have her hands full. the next big chapter in her life, her big channel that she
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launched in january, the oprah winfrey network. she was quite frank in a recent interview, i haven't given enough to this network. the numbers are not where they should be. she's hoping after this phase of her life she will be able to make it, perhaps if it will be as successful as her long-time daytime talk show. >> it looks like a great, fun evening. thanks, kareen. more details later on "showbiz tonight" with a.j. hammer on "showbiz tonight" on hln. getting a lot of responses to today's talk back question. we asked, should the united states play a major role in the middle east? dana says, i'm an arab american. unless they ask for help, let them be. trust me, carol costello is back with more of your responses. ans more environmentally friendly.
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president obama will deliver a speech tomorrow detailing his policy on the middle east and north africa. that brings us to today's talk back question and there's
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responses. >> will there ever be middle east peace? should the u.s. play a major role in the middle east? there is a huge role with the support of israel. if the u.s. ever wants to see peace, we need to treat all people the same. >> we should stop spending money and lives. we don't have to. >> the principle of democracy is the hallmark of america. it's america that is needed more to provide guidance and direction for this new way of life, simply ignoring it without any guidance would be foolish. >> there will never be peace without israel. god promised that land to israel. we need to stop helping those that are against israel. please continue the conversation.
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facebook.com/carolcnn. thank you for your comments. >> some folks with very strong opinions. >> mostly either we have to continue helping israel because a lot of people think it is god's will that we help israel. that's why a lot of christians back israel. a lot of people say, you know, there will never be peace in the middle east so why bother? >> president obama is going to try like many others before. >> exactly. >> thanks, carol. tune in for special coverage of the president's speech beginning at 11:30 a.m. eastern. wolf blitzer will join us as well. expert analysis and live coverage right here on cnn. so you told us what you wanted to see. just moments away. but, first, are you a guinness drinker? if so, you're not alone. so is the queen of england. in honor of ireland's number one export, we thought we would give you facts about the beer. the world drinks more than 10 milli million glasses of guinness a
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drinks more guinness than the brits. barbara starr is talking to people who want to apply and have launched campaigns to get people interested. >> reporter: the cia's job market for secret operatives has never been more open. >> our working hours can change instantly. >> reporter: these new ads make an effort to make the cia a more diverse workforce. >> national service, don't just watch the news. live it 24/7. >> reporter: and television commercials are just the beginning. director leon panetta is making the pitch here at moore house, an historically black college. >> or service officers must be able to collect intelligence
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overseas. by speaking to sources in their own language, by blending in with local people. >> reporter: the cia is on an all-out effort to recruit culturely diverse candidates. one target audience, american middle eastern communities. and with global threats, it's also looking for americans who speak chinese and dari as a start. patty runs the cia recruiting center. it's no lon der the traditional ivy league employer. >> we're looking at different populations in terms of population. people who didn't go to school or grow up on the east coast. >> reporter: but at the university of maryland, the agency has a long way to go in convincing these two students, who are studying arabic. >> i would have moral qualms of working with the cia, for example, because i would not want to be directly or
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indirectly involved with anything of a violent origin or have violent effects. >> reporter: some fellow students may go to work for the cia, but not him. >> it has a reputation of being secretive, of being -- of doing spy work. spy work is not something that i would like to do. diplomacy is my passion. >> reporter: the cia accepts that convincing young people to think about the agency is a challenge. >> it takes a long time to persuade people, one, that we're a good place to work, that they should think about us as a diversity employer of choice. you need to overcome a lot of skepticism. >> reporter: and speaking of foreign language, is still not a job guarantee. >> what i am looking for people are character integrity, initiative, and leadership. >> cia officials won't say how many people they want to hire

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