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pending home sales. those are the signs that are expected to go. the tour de france dwenz on saturday. it covers 2,000 miles and lasts more than three weeks. you'll know that doping accusation advisory littered the tour in the last couple of years. we'll let you know how it goes. those are all stories that we'll be covering all week and on "american we're going to be doing that for the next three hours with christine romans and carol costello. looks like it's a perfect time. "american morning" starts right now. i'm christine romans. a lot happening overnight. let's get you caught up. the rivers no longer rising in minot, north dakota, but the damage is done. two nuclear plants in nebraska are under siege from the swollen missouri risker. >> president obama steps in to keep the debt talks alive. good morning to you. i'm carol costello. the president enters negotiations aimed at avoiding a first ever government default. >> good morning. christine and carol, i'm ali velshi, more drama in the court as the casey anthony trial begins its final week of testimony. we'll see the defendant who is
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accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, but will he take the witness stand on this "american morning." >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "american morning." it's monday, june 27th. kiran is off and carol joins us this morning. good morning, carol. >> good morning. >> nice to be here. are you exhausted already? >> no. i'm wound up. i'm ready to go. a busy, busy morning. >> i've never seen you not wound up. >> that's a point. >> i'm carol costello. want to tell you about the slow water retreat in minot, north dakota. the souris river beginning to recede after cresting this weekend. the crest two feet lower than forecast but still shattered a record set in 1881. as many as 4,000 homes and businesses still under water, more than 10,000 residents have been displaced by the flooding and now face an uncertain future. cnn's jim spellman is live in minot, north dakota, bring us up to speed. >> yeah, good morning carol.
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a lot of those people, those 12,000 almost people that have been displaced, have been coming back here to the edge of the floodwater to take a look into their neighborhoods and it's just terrible news they're finding. block off block, right at the edge of the flood zone, and even these houses have a few feet of water, go half a block down and the water almost up to the roofs and it goes on and on. 4,000 like you mentioned homes and businesses here, under water. it's just the vastness of it is what has struck me. block after block, mile after mile through the heart of the city. as fast as this water came up it could be a week before it's up above record flood levels. longer than that, to fully drain and months at least before people will going to get back into their homes and start rebuilding some sort of life for themselves. carol? >> jim spellman live in minot, north dakota, thank you. the rising missouri is threatening two nuclear power plants in nebraska. a barrier protecting the fort
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calhoun plant near how omaha collapsed yesterday. regulators insist the calhoun with the cooper about 100 miles away are safe. patrick otman following developments for us. >> we've been given unprecedented access to this facility. the missouri river about ten feet above normal levels. another three feet and officials say they have to stop down in operations here. they don't expect that to happen. there are a number of failsafe mechanisms to allow them power to keep coming into this plant. 100 miles to the north, fort calhoun, the other nuclear power plant in nebraska, they're experiencing much more severe flooding. on sunday they actually had to go to diesel power to keep cooling that facility. they have stopped down in operations there but they need to continue to have electricity to keep cooling down the radioactive materials. also on sunday, a worker
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accidentally ruptured an aqua dam. this is a three-quarter mile inflatable dam. filled with water. a worker accidentally ruptured it. officials say there's no cause for alarm, but certainly all eyes will be on these facilities and these rising waters as a developing situation unfolds. patrick otman, cnn, back to you. >> patrick, thank you. today president obama enters negotiations over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. right now, there are a little more than five weeks left before the government hits its spending limit. on yesterday's state of the union with canedy crowley, it was clear that democrats and republicans remain at odds on how best to reign in the deficit. >> would you vote for a debt ceiling that has attached to it a package that contains only spending cuts? >> that would be very hard to. what would it accomplish? how much deficit reduction could you achieve?
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you cannot achieve what you set out to do if you say it's just about cutting. it has to be about increasing the revenue stream as well. >> we've got more revenue than we ever have. we're spending more than we ever have. we don't have a revenue problem. we have a spending problem. the government is doing things that we can't do well, we're wasting billions of dollars, and we're not going to address that waste and the fraud unless we have to. >> a government default, if we hit our credit limit, could harm the still recovering economy. largely because it could spook the global financial markets and cause rating agencies to lower america's triple a credit rating and that has an affect of making america borrow. >> too much dpebts for consumers and government slows growth which hurts your numbers. so it's a short-term and a long-term problem that's going to take some very careful precision to fix it.
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washington so good at precision. >> right to the wire, right? >> i think we're going right to the wire. maybe president obama will make some difference. on to courtroom dram marks riveting courtroom drama, the casey anthony trial. the latest cliffhanger. what caused the judge to adjourn saturday's session before the jury even entered the room. >> casey anthony is accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. testimony set to resume 8:30 a.m. eastern. perhaps the biggest question going forward, will casey anthony take the stand in her own defense? cnn's david mattingly is live at the courthouse in orlando, florida. what about this recess? people are captivated by what could have caused it. >> that's right. so many questions, so much speculation, surrounding this intensely watched trial and now this new level of intrigue. what was it that shut this trial down on saturday? all the players were in place, there were witnesses out in the hallway, the attorneys were in the courtroom, the judge was at
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the bench ready to call the jury in, when they all went to the side. we normally see everyone when they have a discussion to do, they call a side bar right there in the courtroom. but this time, they went behind closed doors to have this discussion and when they emerged, here's what the judge had to say to the surprise courtroom. >> as both sides conquered that a legal issue has arresten unrelated to the issue we talked about first thing this morning, dealing with dr. burden that would necessitate us recessing for today. >> reporter: so the judge not really telling anyone what's going on here afterward as everyone streamed out of court, neither the prosecutors or defense attorneys would comment on what happened. only to say that they are not allowed to say what was going on inside that closed-door meeting. so today, we're going to start again at 8:30. that's when the judge calls the attorneys back in to discuss any
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sort of legal issues they might have, maybe we'll find some clue as to what shut down court on saturday and see if court will, indeed, proceed today as is supposed to with more testimony. so again, a new level of intrigue behind this very highly watched, this intensely watched trial. >> okay. david, this is carol here, let's speculate because everyone else is, right? everybody's expecting a plea deal maybe to come of this. is that what they're doing? >> well, there is so many levels of speculation on this. the reason why the court shut down, could be something minor that only affects the scheduling of this court, maybe someone they needed to talk to wasn't available on a saturday. that would have been minor. that would only affect the scheduling of this trial, pushing it further into the fourth of july holiday. then it could be something major, a problem with a juror, a problem with one of the attorneys, one of the witnesses or some of the testimony that
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we've heard so far. that could affect the outcome of this trial. again, so many questions and right now, no true answers. >> so i guess we'll have to wait until court is in session. very soon. in a couple hours. >> only thing we know for sure, drama. >> that's right. >> there is drama every day in this trial. >> the saddest thing, a little girl is dead. it's the most bizarre spectacle. david mattingly, many thanks. opening statements expected in the trial of a ohio man accused of killing and dismemberering 11 women. anthony sowell pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. authorities say they dug up five remains of women in his backyard. the alleged crimes apparently went unnoticed, neighbors thinking the stench was coming from a nearby sausage factory. a man hunt for a murder suspect accused of fighting off guards and stealing one of their cars is over. shawn bosse arrested near an
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oklahoma dral jail sheriffs trying to figure out how he was able to overpower the guards. >> the tsa saying it did the right thing, forcing a 95-year-old woman with cancer to take off her adult diaper to be searched. now the woman and her daughter were flying out of florida two weeks ago, going through security when they say the tsa agent felt something suspicious on the woman's leg. then took her to a private room to be searched. listen to this. >> and they came out and told me that it had something to do with her depends, that it was wet and it was firm and they couldn't check it thoroughly, she would have to remove it. i was -- i said i don't have an extra one with me. normally this isn't a problem. she said, that she could not complete the security check without the depends off. >> here's the tsa's response. quote, while every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, tsa works with passengers
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to resolve security alarms in respectful and sensitive manner. we've reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure. >> i have had some very positive, as you know i'm a commuter as you sometimes are, and had very positive experiences with the tsa and then something like this happens and it makes you wonder whose decision was that? >> was she in a wheelchair too? come on! >> does seem a little -- >> sometimes the dirt of common sense in the flying experience just is astonishing. astonishing. >> although, if something happened, if they did find something on this woman. >> why didn't they check? >> exactly. >> it's a tough gig. >> oh well. >> new york's historic vote legalizing same-sex marriage, it may set off a ripple effect. advocates say they'll now focus their attention on maryland, rhode island and maine. in new york city tens of thousands took to the streets yesterday to celebrate the law during the gay pride parade. what amazing time.
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new york the sixth and by far the biggest state to legal ooiz same-sex marriages. it takes effect july 24th. >> the fact it's the biggest, so much impetus, new york's on its way, where else can we go? >> many feel like it was opening a gate really for other states who may have had similar close margins. >> the interesting part about new york, republicans were on board. they convinced republicans initially against same-sex marriage to jump on board and vote for this issue with help from wall street. >> that's right. >> but next door, chris christie, governor of new jersey, says this won't happen in my state. the governor would not sign this. i don't agree. >> states like minnesota, thinking about adding an amendment to the constitution, banning same-sex marriage. so -- >> which makes this a perfect question of the day for all of you. >> exactly. >> with new york state legalizing same-sex marriage do you believe other states should follow suit. >> we want to hear from you this morning. send us an e-mail, tweet, tell us on facebook, or call us. no don't call us. >> don't call us.
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>> we'll read your comments throughout the morning. >> we'd love to hear from you, but not practical. >> we don't have anyone manning the phones, okay. >> call carol's cell phone. >> i will take your call. >> just ahead on "american morning," minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann is set to formally announce her presidential bid today. we'll tell you how she's kicking off her campaign. >> hint hint. it's where christine is from. iowa. >> wildfires are raging in parts of the u.s. tens of thousands of acres of land burning threatening to take more land we'll check in and see where this is happening and if conditions could get worse. >> 13 minutes after the hour. okay, team! after age 40, we can start losing muscle -- 8% every 10 years. wow. wow. but you can help fight muscle loss with exercise and ensure muscle health. i've got revigor. what's revigor? it's the amino acid metabolite, hmb
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all right. back to her iowa roots, today minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann is in her hometown of waterloo, iowa, to officially announce her presidential run. she's expected to be a pretty strong competitor in the gop
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playing field and now it's showing in the polls. she considers herself an iowan. >> what other kind are there? >> just iowans. there's the poll. she's right up there with mitt romney. >> gained the popularity of 22%. >> these are likely caucusgoers. >> that would be a statistical tie. >> it's plus or minus so many points. this puts her behind massachusetts governor mitt romney. take a look at herman cain, not even close to them. jim acosta joins us live from waterloo, iowa, spending a crazy night with the hard partying io iowageans. good morning. >> good morning. you mentioned that poll just a few moments ago and i think a lot of republicans will be waking up across the country and saying, wait a minute, michele bachmann, is a frontrunner for the gop nomination, well she is in iowa and that is a very important state obviously to be
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doing well in. she kicked off the beginnings of her campaign, you could say, last night with a preannouncement announcement here in her hometown of waterloo where she was born and grew up for a good part of her childhood. and not only does she have iowa roots as you mentioned, she has tea party street cred. she started the tea party caucus in the house of representatives last year. she is very popular among social conservatives and she has started to put together a pretty respectable political organization here in iowa on the ground and, obviously, that's what matters in iowa, boots on the ground and organization, iowans like to be talked to, want to be talked to again and again. they don't feel like they know a candidate until they've met you as they say, three or four times. so michele bachmann is positioned to do very well here and as she told the crowd last night, what she needs in her campaign is more iowa. >> this was such a fine community to be born in, to grow up in, to work in, to be a part
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of, and just thrilled with pride when i think of what waterloo put into our family and all of us and that's why i wanted to come back tonight. it's not for any other big reason, other than to share my heart with you tonight to say this is what we need more of. we need more waterloo. we need more iowa. >> now the big x factor for michele bachmann is sarah palin. whether or not the former governor of alaska gets into this race, she will be here tomorrow night. a lot of people think that perhaps palin is trying to steal some of bachmann's thunder. there is a movie premiere happening in iowa. you might wonder why sarah palin is here for a movie to premier, the movie about her, the film put together by a conservative filmmaker and so it's going to be interesting to watch to see how all of this develops. bachmann responds to some of
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this pressure that is obviously being put on her campaign by sarah palin and it's going to get interesting, guys. it is very, very early but seeing michele bachmann almost out in front in these polls, that is a huge sign that this is going to be a very eventful campaign, guys. >> come on, jim. you don't think sarah palin showing up for a movie premiere in iowa is meant to -- isn't meant to upstage michele bachmann? come on. >> i didn't say it wasn't. i didn't say it wasn't. i didn't say it was, i didn't say it wasn't. the timing is very curious. she did this to mitt romney in new hampshire a few weeks ago. she has a knack for doing this. bin go, exactly. >> jim acosta, many thanks. >> you win. >> takes so much pressure off the business of your campaign. >> president obama in iowa too. >> he's going to be at an alcoa
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president. >> president obama will be at the premier of sarah palin's movie, that would be funny. >> that would be news. >> i would pay to see that. >> rob marciano, we know exactly where he is. he doesn't go chasing anything unless it's bad weather. rob, what's going on? any of that to chase today. >> yeah. very close to iowa, as a matter of fact. not very close but it check out some of the video from st. louis, last night, any time you see thunderstorms over the gateway, look at that, spectacular stuff or what? of course that thing is all metal so i'm sure it gets pegged with lightning every once in a while. hail and wind as well. if you could switch this board back. back to my source and we'll get cooking here. lightning there. and we've got more in the way of lightning that's going to be happening across the midsection of the country today, from chicago back through st. louis. that's where we're going to see some of this action. severe thunderstorm watch in effect which includes st. louis and parts of northern missouri and through parts of illinois as well. some of these thunderstorms have pretty strong winds with them.
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they're going to take down power lines at times and we had rough weather across parts of the seefrts. delmarva, seeing a little bit of thunderstorms. these are rolling out to see. still going to be kind of warm and humid across this part of the country and we'll keep it right for more thunderstorms. look at this. childress, texas, 117 degrees. doesn't include humidity and measured in the shade. is that toasty or what? all-time record for them. lubbock, 112. unbelievable numbers we're seeing here. certainly been cooking. if you want to cool off, though, go here. mammoth lakes. mammoth mountain. they're still skiing there. yeah. you got it. short sleeves. you can even ski in shorts if you want. 55 feet of snow this year, one of many ski resorts staying open right through the fourth of july, guys. if that's not american, i don't know what is. enjoying a record-breaking snow year. chicago and st. louis will be some issues, maybe some afternoon thunderstorms in detroit and atlanta as well. guys get too hot. >> you can find snow anywhere.
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>> you live vicariously through the snow pictures. >> it's been a frustrating year, as much snow as they've gotten, i've got out there very little. >> poor rob. a flash mob dancing to michael jackson to get their government's attention. why they broke out the moves to "thriller." >> a protest. >> 23 minutes after the hour. i ate breakfast and got heartburn, third day this week. so i took my heartburn pill and some antacids. we're having mexican tonight, so another pill then? unless we eat later, then pill later?
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bank's website was hacked and people's credit card information was stolen. the bank does say the customers are not liable for any of the losses. gas prices down for the 24 of the straight day. according to aaa the national average is $3.57 a gallon, that's down about 41 cents from the peak in may. the declines, thanks to a drop in demand and lower oil prices. the group that claims it hacked sony and the cia is calling it quits. the hackers known as lulzsec not giving a reason but in a parting shot she released internal documents from at&t and other companies. "american morning" will be back after the break with while president obama is about to jump into the battle over raising the debt ceiling.
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good morning to you once again. it is 30 minutes past the hour. time to check our top stories. finally some good news in minot, north dakota, where the floodwaters are beginning to recede. that's little comfort to thousands driven from their homes. 4,000 homes and businesses in minot are now under water. the souris river crested over the weekend, two feet lower than expected but nearly four feet above an 1881 record. testimony set to resume this morning in the casey anthony trial. the judge abruptly adjourned this case on saturday after a dispute between the the attorneys. it's expected to be the final week of testimony.
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casey anthony is accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. it's not known if anthony will take the stand in her own defense. an elderly woman suffering cancer strip searched by the tsa. the 95-year-old forced to remove her adult diaper after agents deemed it suspicious. the tsa saying every person and item must be screened before being let through. today is the day, in just a few hours, president obama sits down at the white house with leaders of both parties. he's trying to broker a deal on raising the nation's debt ceiling that both republicans and democrats can live with. our brianna keilar live at the white house. brianna, that's a tall order. >> it is a tall order and president obama getting involved today. he will be meeting with senate majority leader harry reid this morning, meeting with senate minority leader mitch mcconnell later today. he met last wednesday night with house speaker john boehner, but largely, almost entirely, he's left these negotiations on the
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debt ceiling up to vice president biden who for hours and hours in the last several weeks has been meeting with democrats and republicans in both the house and senate. but that all fell apart on thursday morning when the number two republican in the house, eric rant cantor pulled out saying the democrats would not take tax increases off the table. talk to democrats and they call these closing tax loop holes but really there appears to be a little bit of an impasse and you have president obama stepping in, guys. >> what are the -- there are some sticking points other than the main points that it's not a spending problem and it's a revenue problem. what are they going to try to work out? >> you know, they're eyeing different kinds of spending cuts. democrats, for instance, want to look more at the defense budget. republicans are looking more at government programs. of course the tax increases, i mentioned, that's what republicans are calling them, closing tax loopholes what democrats would call them, ending oil and ethanol subsidies
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something so far you have republicans chasing against and entitlement reform, kind of overhauling entitlements, medicare, medicare cade, part of the republican plan and looking for some of that. those are just general. we can't pinpoint specifically what the major sticking points are because so far in these negotiations, both sides have been pretty mum on details. >> and there's five weeks to go. when we're trying to sort of get the framework that they'll start negotiating in, there's five weeks to go. >> this is sort of the heart of the problem, brianna. one side saying we're not doing x and the other side saying we're not doing y and we haven't gotten down to the specifics in the entire time we've been thinking about it. >> i'm sure things will change this morning. >> of course. it will all be different today. >> brianna, thanks. this morning, something that is going to change, the international criminal court is likely to issue arrest warrants for libyan leader moammar gadhafi and his son. the judge will decide if there's enough evidence for the warrants requested by the court's chief
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prosecutor. he says the evidence links gadhafi and his sons to widespread and systemic attacks on civilians as part of their effort to hold on power. what's unusual, this usually happens after a war is concluded and they've been able to get evidence from all sorts of people. here they say they're ready to do it now. >> lots of things are different about this particular conflict. on chile trial, surviving leaders of ka mere ruche facing war crimes for torture and genocide. more than three decades after a bloody revolution. nearly 2 million people were killed. the defendants were all among the inner circle of the late dictator pol pot in the 1970s. a state of emergency in north carolina. wildfires, more than 65,000 acres of happened have burned. they're asking for federal funding to fight the flames. crews in alabama trying to get control of a wildfire that broke out near a camp ground on saturday. it grew to more than 200 acres in just a few hours. police turning fire hoses on
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soccer fans in argentina. check this out. an ugly riot broke out in buenos air aires. fans crying and throwing stuff at the players who were also in tears. it happened after the river plate soccer team played to a 1-1 tie and was demoted to the second division for the first time in its 110-year history. it's not insignificant. this is a big deal. that's kind of like if the yankees were sent down to the minors. the violence spread outside the stadium. police say at least 55 people were injured. it's, you know, i always say it's just a game and soccer fans say are you crazy. i say that about hockey and it's just a game and -- >> they took that very seriously. >> never just a game for fans. >> that's true. if you want to get someone's attention, this is how you do it. are you listening, everyone, ant want to protest any government anywhere. this is a "thriller" flash mob in chile. staged by students demanding better education for the
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government and the government to pay for it. this what is they did. they dressed up like zombies from the michael jackson "thriller" album because they were sort of mimicking the way the educational system trains them to become like zombies. >> i understand these things get transmitted on digital media, but how do you practice for the flash mob? >> i don't know. that's amazing. >> come out and protest the governments such and such at such and such a place and showed up. >> let's organize one and find out. >> we'll try a little one with the three of us. >> stick with michael jackson. the "thriller" jacket sold for $1.8 million in auction in california. only expected to fetch between a couple hundred thousand to $400,000. $1.8 million. the money will go toward a reserve home to jackson's two tigers. >> what? >> that i wasn't expecting. >> yeah. >> now the tigers have much more money than they thought they were going to have. >> for two tigers? >> what do they need? >> a lot of raw meat. >> and really good raw meat too.
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>> one in the rock and roll hall of fame. >> these little details that get you. >> i remember the girl next to me in the locker in lool had one of those jackets. people used to wear those. >> people who loved michael jackson in the hayday. the tiger thing i didn't see coming. >> coming up next on "american morning" -- >> we'll show you how much tigers can eat. >> and what they eat for $1.8 million. the new american dream home, gone are the days of the mcmansion. what will a humble abode cost you these days. we will tell you. >> one couple now serving up success after they quit their jobs, they quit the jobs, cleaned out their offices, cleaned out their savings to live out their dream. it's 38 minutes after the hour.
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new information for you this morning surrounding the tractor trailer involved in friday's amtrak accident in reno, nevada. the ntsb launching an investigation after the trucking company and driver. officials say the company has been flagged for 19 past safety violations. the truck slammed into an amtrak passenger train at a railroad
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crossing sparking a fire. 20 will unaccounted for. the ntsb says the investigation could take up to a year to complete. lawoffs for state workers in connecticut. governor maloy plans to cut 7500 employees after the state's largest union turned down a concession deal to avoid layoffs. the agreement would have frozen wages two years and required workers to pay for more benefits. the state must close a $700 million budget gap. how much do you think your dream home is going to set you back? with all this talk about how real estate prices have come down, i want to show you what a four bedroom, two bathroom house will cost in a number of cities and towns across the united states. let's start in list thone ya, georgia, 20 miles away from atlanta, rouge typical for people to live that far away from the city. it costs $98,000. let's go over to lancaster, texas, outside of dallas. an area where there is a greater demand for homes. a lot of job growth, growth in
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general in texas. also a 2,000 square foot home, it has four bedrooms and two baths as well, costs $110,000. that's a good deal. to north dakota, a state that came out of the recession in pretty good shape, thanks to an oil dominated economy, this two bedroom, two bathroom, four bedroom, two bathroom home in fargo listed at $175,000. to chapel hill, north carolina. rouge also becoming a more attractive place to live. a whole lot of universities, research institutes around there, and an abundance of high-paying tech jobs. house like this, four bedroom, two bathroom, bigger, 3,000 square feet for $369,000. now, you're going to pay a premium for a home in hawaii because land is in such short supply and it is hawaii. hon lieuly the most expensive metro area for housing in the
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nation. four bedrooms and three baths, 2,131 square feet will run you $995,000. let's check newport beach, california. the median house hold income there is well over $100,000, that's double what it is in many parts of the united states. this is a five bedroom, 2 and a half bathroom home, it is going to set you back a little over $2 million. rou it is 2800 square feet. >> pay for the beach, whether it is hawaii or california. a couple who took a big risk and is succeeding. they quit their office jobs, cleaned out their savings and opened an upscale restaurant. nine months in and the apply named journeymen is booked. here's how they did it in this morning's smart is the new rich. these two married and barely 30, never went to cooking school and never owned a business. >> my parents were hor fied we
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were doing this. she has a ph.d. and i'm at least a college grad. >> it is a waste of education. >> reporter: but the two wanted a hand's on project they could do together. >> the interest rates were very low. that helped. we had good jobs for quite a while before starting that. we did have savings. >> reporter: they cashed in nearly $200,000, took out a second mortgage and forever foodies taught themselves to cook using friends as taste testers. it took a year to launch a plan that integrated low-fixed costs. for starters they found cheap rental space down a back alley. >> keeping it a little underground, makes it cool. >> reporter: they did most repairs themselves. >> we spent weeks just chipping out all the cracked and chipped paint. >> reporter: they were frugal with the interior. >> we went to work here and bought a bunch of chairs. >> reporter: and only offer a limited tasting menu. >> that enables us to cut down on food waste quite a bit.
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>> reporter: instead of pricey ads they blog and tweet. >> i added a column that talks about our cocktails. >> reporter: the crowd is young and splurging. >> what do you think of this. >> reporter: they have positive cash flow and say never missed a payroll. still, there's been a learning curve. >> we made hiring mistakes. some of them are still here, most are not. >> reporter: constant worries. >> the fact that our ac wasn't up to scratch. two weeks ago it was where am i going to get meat from. >> reporter: and sage words for others who venture into the business. >> be well capitalized, be prepared to kill your babies. you just have to let go of a lot of your ideas. >> we're trying to stick to our guns while being flexible. >> be ready to kill your babies, your ideas. >> that preconceived notion. but we talk so much about what you should be doing and keeping your job and moving up, they quit their jobs, cleaned out their savings, tried their
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dream. i feel like rouge a reminder that even in this economy this is the only place you can try something like that and succeed. >> i admire them. >> a car crashed into the front of the restaurant recently in the last week or so and that's their first hurdle trying to -- they haven't recouped their construction cost and moving into the next faze of trying to clean up after that. >> they have insurance, right? >> we'll see how they move forward. >> start a business, know that's how it goes. you struggle for a while, sometimes fail, but rouge a different way. >> the failure rates of restaurants are higher than other small businesses. but what it says about what you can do in this economy, don't always count yourself down and count your ideas down. i love the people -- >> great idea. >> still out there dreaming, that's what i love. >> coming up ahead on "american morning," the real life horse whisperer, inspired a book, movie and now the star of his own life story. we're going to see how he works his magic.
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good morning to you. it is 49 minutes past the hour. here's a look at the headlines for you. federal regulators keeping a close eye on two nuclear power plants in nebraska that are threatened by floodwaters from the missouri river. a protective barrier around one of the plants collapsed yesterday but officials say the plant is not in danger. president obama set to meet with senate leaders from both parties today, an effort to end the impasse over raising the debt ceiling. washington has until august 2nd
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to reach an agreement or risk defaulting on its debt. testimony reassumes at the casey anthony trial in just a couple hours. we could learn why the judge abruptly canceled saturday's court session over legal matters. it's expected to be the final week of testimony in the murder case. the noose may be tightening on moammar gadhafi. we could learn in the next hour or so whether the international criminal court will issue arrest warrants for gadhafi accusing him of crimes against the libyan people. minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann in iowa today, she's set to formally announce her gop bid for president in her hometown of waterloo. you're caught up now on the day's headlines. "american morning" back right after this.
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gay marriage is legal in the state of new york starting on july 24th. governor cuomo signed the bill. >> law on friday night and that leads to our question of the day. >> yeah. because this is pretty significant with new york state legalizing same-sex marriage, do you believe other states should follow suit? new york is a big state. >> sure. >> some people think it's only a matter of time. >> randy on facebook said -- i'm sick to death of hearing about it. maybe once we as americans and those that represent us solve this issue we can resolve truly important issues such as war, health care and debt. >> he just wants to solve it. >> cynthia writes on facebook, while i do believe they should have a legal civil union i don't believe they should get married. that should be reserved between a man and woman. >> from jessica via facebook.
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>> all right. keep your comments coming, send us an e-mail, tweet, tell us on facebook. we'll read your thoughts later. >> buck branman is the subject of an award-winning documentary. >> kinship with horses the stuff of legends. spends his time traveling the country, spending time with horses who have people problems. cnn's -- [ inaudible ]. >> renowned horseman buck branman is on the clues ranch in san diego, about to work with a troubled mare. >> one fellow, last time he caught her got kicked, almost broke his leg. it's not personal. >> reporter: he enters the ring with only a rope. >> as i move around the corral, we'll start to get a feel for each other. >> reporter: that feel for horses is legendary. his gift inspired "the horse
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whisperer" best selling norval that became a robert redford film. the movie was fictionalized but now branman's story is being told in a documentary. >> everything you do with a horse, is a dance. >> reporter: the film shows his ability to understand a horse and its fears. his insight was hard won. it came out of a traumatic boyhood. >> my dad had a violent temper. he was a terrifying person. >> reporter: buck says he was nearly broken by a father who subjected him and his brother to brutal beatings. >> take viewers through this personal journey you had as a child, one that was very difficult. >> well, having grown up through some pretty dark things in my life, you end up with a empathy for the horses. >> reporter: empathy will be needed today, if he's to reach this horse. >> it's in their nature when they're troubled to escape. >> reporter: his approach is gentle. there's no attempt to break the animal. gradually, trust develops. >> she kind of worked her mouth
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a little bit and said i think that might work. >> reporter: before long, a break through. >> there. now she's starting to look me up a little bit here. >> reporter: the whole process from this to this, has taken buck less than 15 minutes. >> when you see this horse so afraid when you walked in and she can't leave your side right now. >> you never get tired of seeing that. you know, i think of the thousands and thousands. that i've worked with. but you never get tired of that. >> reporter: kareen wynter, cnn, san diego, california. >> that is amazing. >> yeah. >> i had a horse for years and that horse bit me time and again. >> my horse didn't like me either. >> maybe it's something -- >> i didn't have a horse. maybe that's why i am the way i am. >> you should have had a horse, ali, should have kicked or bit you. >> cowboy hat, you do look good. >> all hat and no cattle. >> on the street and on-line how the homeless are connecting with
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north dakota, finally starting to recede after driving more than 10,000 people from their homes and a new flood threat is emerging in nebraska as rising waters breach a protective barrier near a nuclear power plant on this "american morning." good morning. welcome to "american morning." it is monday, june 27th. kiran is off and carol costello joins us today. >> good to have you. >> thanks for the nice welcome and the coffee and doughnuts this morning. >> more coffee -- >> not. >> we're on a diet. >> i understand. >> and a budget. >> and a budget. i understand that too. up first this morning, the souris river in minot, north dakota, is finally beginning to recede, but it will be days, maybe weeks, before anyone can go home to assess the damage from the town's historic floods. river topped its record crest from 1881. as many as 4,000 homes and businesses in minot still under water. in the meantime floodwaters from the swollen missouri river are threatening nebraska's two
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nuclear power plants. the flood wall protecting the fort calhoun plant near omaha collapsed yesterday, but officials insist the plarnts is secure. cnn's patrick otman joins us live from fort calhoun, nebraska, really? are the nuclear power plants safe? >> you know, even more worrisome at fort calhoun, which is right across the road behind me, they're now running on diesel power. the flooding knocked them off the power grid, even though they're inactive right now, still have to keep the spent radioactive fuel cooled, constantly cooling that fuel so they're on diesel generators. it's a backup. the flooding continues to have an effect on the situation here. officials say it is safe. obviously when you talk about flooding, nuclear power plants, the lessons of fukushima come up again and again. one of those lessons is the idea there could be multiple incidents so they're hoping it's not going to be a series of dominos falling over, but down the road, south of omaha, where
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we were yesterday, at the cooper nuclear station, the missouri river is ten feet above what it usually would be this time of year. if it rises another three feet, that station will also have to go off-line. they have failsafes, they have barriers, they have berms set up all around that facility. back to this facility, fort calhoun station where as you mentioned, that aqua dam collapsed yesterday, we came to nebraska to be let in, to be given a tour today of the nuclear power plant behind us. strangely enough, after the aqua dam failed, we were told that tour may not happen. we're still hoping to get that access but as of today, we have not heard if we're going to be allowed in to see the plant. >> but i bet you'll keep trying. thanks so much, patrick opman reporting live from nebraska. to the latest twist in the casey anthony trial. testimony is set to resume in about an hour and a half and we may learn why the judge abruptly ended the court session on saturday.
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>> as both sides concurred that a legal issue has arisen unrelated to the issue that we talked about first thing this morning, dealing with dr. ferdsen that would necessitate us recessing for today. >> dr. ferdsen was a defense witness and judge perry saying he wasn't the issue that led to the recess. we still don't know what it was. sunny hostin with us, a former prosecutor and legal contributor for "in session" on trutv. do you think -- i mean it's so weird. >> what is it? what happened? >> i don't know. i mean, you can imagine all weekend i've been trying to figure out, calling people. we just really don't know. what we do know is cheney mason gave "in session" a statement it's not a plea deal, not about roy krunk, it's not a mistrial. after watching the tape over again it was the defense that sort of brought this up. cheney mason, who has been a
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trial attorney forever, i think he's fantastic, seemed to be spearheading whatever legal issue it is that came up. and so it has to do with the defense. i think the defense brought it up. some people are speculating maybe cheney mason doesn't want to be on the defense team anymore. >> what? >> that's just speculation. i don't know what it is. >> what would happen if that was the case? >> that would be a problem because he is really probably the most -- i think experienced trial attorney on the team. it would be very unusual for a defense team to break up at this point in the trial. i'm not saying that's what happened. but certainly that's part -- >> how small? >> an hour in and out of chambers, that's a long time. >> i think it's significant and because of the length of time of the in chamber conference, but because this judge wants to keep it moving. >> right. >> he wanted closing arguments, rather, i think friday or saturday. i've canceled my july fourth plans so i could work on this. so i -- it has to be significant
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because he really is loathed to stop trial on saturday. he was going to work a full day, until 3:30, extended day on saturday. >> talk about something that did happen, very, very compelling testimony on friday from the brother. >> yes. >> lee anthony. can we listen to a little bit of that? >> i was very angry at my mom and also angry at my sister. i was just angry at everyone in general that they didn't -- they didn't want to include me. and didn't find it important enough to tell me. >> most emotion i've seen from the sister is during this testimony. >> it was really -- >> she was crying. >> she was talking about them not telling him his sister was pregnant. >> it was obvious. people found out when she was about 7 months pregnant. we know what a woman looks like. >> she looks very, very pregnant.
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>> what was that about and what does it tell us about sort of this dysfunctional family? >> they like to hide the obvious. this is a family that keeps dark secrets. this is a dysfunctional family and that's what the defense wanted everyone to see. >> sexual abuse. >> like incest. >> like incest. that when they are confronted with the situation, they dissociate and that's why they are trying to explain the 31 days that casey anthony partied and did nothing after her daughter was dead. >> her character to be dissociative. >> and let's face it. that's the problem with this case. you know there's a lot of evidence on both sides, i think, but how do you explain for 31 days she partied, did nothing. everyone i speak to about this, goes back to that. and i think that's why lee anthony's testimony was so riveting and unusual, because it really gave us that perspective, right? this is a family of secret keepers. >> sunny hostin, interesting. i'm sorry you're going to have to work over the fourth of july holiday. >> but i love it. i think this case --
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>> it's can'tvating. you can't make it up. today president obama enters negotiations over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. right now there are a little more than five weeks left before the government hits its spending limit. after a breakdown in talks last week, it's clear democrats and republicans still remain at odds over how best to reign in the deficit. a government default could harm the still recovering economy. spook the global financial system, the markets, and cause rating agencies to lower america's triple a credit rating and ironically cost america even more money because we have to pay higher interest rates on our debt. >> it is dangerous but do we in america enjoy this pushing things to the last potential second. >> oh, yeah. we love that stuff! >> it's so interesting that by making a stand over not spending more money you could spend more money. >> end up costing more money. >> because what we have to pay on our debt could go up. >> yeah. we all knew it was coming,
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ueven -- you even heard it first on cnn, it will become official, minnesota congressman michele bachmann who you might think is from iowa, she is, back in her hometown of waterloo, iowa, even though she represents minnesota, to formally announce her presidential run. >> seen a surge in the polls and primed to be the leading gop contender. jim acosta joins us live from waterloo, iowa. i'm sure mitt romney is asking, how did that happen? >> yeah. a lot of republicans are going to be asking that question this morning, carol, and ali, and company there in new york. that is because michele bachmann this morning is a force to be reckoned with in republican politics for the gop nomination. nobody expected this, obviously. perhaps except michele bachmann who has been laying the groundwork very quietly for the last several months for where she is right now. just take a look at this poll that was put out by the des moines register over the weekend, mitt romney, obviously
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the front runrunner at this point in the lead with 23%, but right behind him is the minnesota congresswoman, michele bachmann, with 22%. then you go down the list. even more surprises, guys like tim pawlenty, the governor, ex-governor of minnesota who has put a lot of -- a lot of money and time in iowa, showing up at only 6%. so this is a very surprising poll. it's really going to shake up this race this week. michele bachmann was asked about how well she's doing so far and she indicated to reporters yesterday after her appearances on the sunday talk shows this is only a sign of things to come. >> we are thrilled. i've been to iowa numerous times and i have a wonderful advantage in that i was born in the state of iowa so i've been -- i've laid a lot of groundwork for a lot of years. we're undoubtedly thrilled. we don't take this for granted. this reflects what we have been hearing on the ground. so what this will be the beginning of a marathon, not a sprint, so we're looking forward
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to go and to greet more people and to win in iowa. >> reporter: now, how did michele bachmann do this? she sort of has scored the hawkeye trifecta if you will. not only an iowa native, she has tea party street credibility, she started the tea party caucus in the house of representatives and widely known as a social conservative. what is unknown at this point is how things will develop in the days ahead. there is another republican woman candidate who is very popular who will be here, potential candidate, sarah palin, is going to be here in iowa tomorrow night for a movie premiere, a movie that has been made about her and the president is going to be in iowa tomorrow. so this is a very busy week. a little too early to be this interesting at this point in iowa, guys. >> wow! sarah palin will be there, barack obama is going to be there. who's the spotlight going to shine on? i bet michele bachmann. >> oh, man. >> interesting. >> we may never leave. >> that's right. >> jim acosta, one of my first
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jobs as an intern at "the des moines register" who says i have more presidential hopefuls i can shake an intern at. send us off. this is a good next few months is going to be great for people in iowa. great stuff. thanks, jim. >> absolutely. ahead on "american morning," victory for same-sex marriage in new york. how will this historic vote affect the 2012 presidential race. our political panel weighs in on that.
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the 2012 presidential race shaping up to be a fierce competition. minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann set to announce her gop bid in waterloo, iowa, today. the same day a new poll shows her statistically tied at the top with mitt romney. here to talk bachmann and all other political headlines contributor hillary rosen and republican analyst leslie sanchez. good morning, ladies. nice to see you, leslie, let me start with you and michele bachmann and her, you know, right up there on the top below -- one point below mitt romney. what's team romney thinking about that this morning? >> well, i think a lot of people understand that this was expected after the new hampshire debate. she did a very good job.
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she resonated especially in a lot of her positions and people were taking a first look in many ways at her candy sta dasy. it's early in what we call the invisible primary. people are lining up, grass roots supporters, fund-raisers. does she have the discipline to move a national campaign forward? it's very exciting for her right now, but it's a very long haul to get to next november. >> hillary, let's talk about that discipline, something she's shown more of she hired ed rollins or he's advising the campaign, he said he was going to put discipline and show she knows what she's talking about. >> she has good tastes in political directors, ed rollins good guy, former cnn colleague. >> that's right. >> i think actually, iowa, the surprise for me is mitt romney. iowa has traditionally been a state where the most contevtive candidates do better. mitt romney decided he was going to skip iowa.
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it's good news for him. the issue -- not surprising at all that michele bachmann is doing well. she's been willing to be the most extreme of all kahn kan dates and that's the issue that's not going to survive well. traditionally in republican primaries, iowa ends up nominating the most extreme candidate and then everybody goes to new hampshire and people get slapped around and brought back to the center right. and michele bachmann wants to, you know, she said the other day, wants to repeal the environmental protection agency. just shut down the agency. i think americans actually kind of like safe drinking water. >> let's not discount one big aspect that she brings and that is the appeal that she has for a lot of the tea party voters, a lot of independent voters. she energizes in many way that constituency, gets them engaged early in the process and ride that wave all the way through. these are important ideas she's talking about. >> i don't know about the ideas but i think she's energizing and charismatic. the other fun thing this week to
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watch in iowa is that just like sarah palin stepped on mitt romney's announcement by going up to new hampshire, sarah palin's now going to iowa to cut short -- >> is that a coincidence. >> michele bachmann's honeymoon. >> in iowa they're going to have this film about her. >> it's been on the calendar for a long time. >> once a coincidence, twice it's hard to say. >> that press release went out months ago. i think people have known that movie is coming, a lot of excitement about pailen in iowa. i don't think it's new news. iowa is getting all the attention like it does this time of year. >> i think that's wrong. i think sarah palin can't stand it when other people aren't getting too much attention. >> is she going to run? do you think she runs? >> i hope so. >> what do you think, leslie. >> it will be so exciting if she does. >> i wrote a book and i have still yet to decide, to read into the mind of sarah palin. i think she has a lot of positives. she has to get serious about this race. right now it's more celebrity and sarah palin as a celebrity than as a candidate. serious people in politics
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recognize that. >> we have months to go before that is decided. we don't have months to go before the debt ceiling hits us smack in the face in about five weeks. is it right that the president is trying to show some leadership on this and do you think that he can push the ball forward on tax increases? >> you know, i think that the country has kind of brinksmanship fatigue and president obama has -- was the grownup in the room when it came to the budget and keeping the government open and he got finally the support of republicans and i think john boehner is really the test over the next couple of weeks. is he going to cave in the silly rhetoric of michele bachmann and some of her followers and friends in the house that are saying, just forget about this august 2nd deadline. nothing is going to happen. don't worry about the country's debt. they're just lying to you about the seriousness of this issue.
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i think john boehner has the big test here. not necessarily the president. >> i think what's very interesting here is, i agree on one part there is gamesmanship fatigue. look at the vast middle, people not directly aligned with republicans or democrats and wearing the jersey, the big partisans, they fundamentally understand, gave the benefit of the doubt in many ways to the president for his leadership, and feel that he has not got the economy moving especially on this debt issue. i think the republicans are strong, standing strong, on not allowing a blanket vote of just raising the ceiling without significant cuts and looking at a balanced budget amendment. people want reasonable collusion solutions and republicans and democrats to do that. the onus is on the president and democratic leadership for that effort. >> i want to get both of your thoughts on the new york same-sex marriage vote. does this play out for other states, hilarly, and is this an important issue in the general election, somehow going to play? >> it's important in other states, the fact that new york
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has marriage equality, means that it doubled the amount of people in this country who can now marry from like something like 16 million to over 30 million. but the real issue i think is that people want conviction and i think the president, you know, evolving on this issue is not going to fly very long. i think that he can survive and thrive coming out in favor of marriage equality. and then get back to fixing the economy. that's what people really want him to focus on. but people generally, you know, the polls on this are going much more towards marriage equality and this is really i think a generational issue. >> the polls seem to be evolving and the younger voters tend to be more in favor. do you think this is an issue for the general election? >> i think it's an issue more so to hillary's point, to the president. the president campaigned on this issue. when you have single issue voters that excited about something he has to deliver. to say trust me i'll do it later, is really difficult, not
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only for this issue but many other constituencies that are watching. >> leslie, hillary, thank you so much. 19 minutes after the hour. (rambling phone conversation) when an investment lacks discipline, it's never this obvious. introducing investment discipline etfs from russell. visit r a prospectus, containing the investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other information. read and consider it carefully before investing.
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23 minutes after the hour. minding your business this morning, u.s. stock futures are trading higher right now, but all three major market indices closed lower on friday. last week marks the seventh out of eight weeks that the dow and the s&p 500 closed lower for the week. the dow is down about 3% since march. check your 401(k). the next week could decide the outcome of the debt crisis in greece and the financial future of europe is hanging in the balance. tens of thousands of greeks are hitting the streets in athens protesting some painful tax
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hikes and pay cuts the greek parliament is debating. lots of economic data coming out for investors to sort through. a closely watched manufacturing survey and two reports on u.s. consumers have wall street on the edge of its seat. and the government's bond buying stimulus program ends this week. that's really helped rally stocks over the past eight months. gas prices down for the 24th straight day. according to the aaa the national average now $3.57 a gallon. that's down about 41 cents from the peak back in may. the declines are thanks to a drop in demand and to lower oil prices. the group that claims it hacked sony and the cia is apparently calling it quits. the hackers known as lulzsec, not giving a reason for why they're stopping the attacks but in a parting shot they released internal documents from at&t and some other companies. "american morning" right back after this break.
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on the street and on-line, for the homeless being able to tweet, text and blog, is changing their lives. >> they're able to get donations, find loved ones and get housing. >> it's amazing. kara hit the streets to show us how it's working. >> reporter: arty was desperate. >> i needed some way to stay sane. >> reporter: lost her job and los angeles home and needed help and found it at her fingertips. >> it is the way people are finding housing, it is the way people are finding food banks. >> reporter: it is social networking, blogging, facebooking and tweeting. while she never considered using it before, many homeless people are embracing it. after five years of living on chicago's streets, ann marie walsh became a tweeter, to conquer her fears and loneliness. >> knowing somebody was out there, somebody was reading my tweet was an awesome feeling. >> reporter: both women's tweets
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have inspired a new website aimed at homeless people. >> i was creating, we are visible, to empower homeless people. >> reporter: mark horvaths who had once been homeless himself, making a career videotaping and posting the stories of homeless people. he created we are after meeting the two women via twitter and realizing social networks enabled them to tell their own story. the site offers basic tutorials on social fenetworking. he has a goal, to create a virtual network. >> the homeless person in phoenix would say i'm hungry and a homeless service organization would say here we are, let's help you. >> reporter: how can those living on the streets afford to go on-line? many tell us they had their phones before becoming homeless and keeping them has been a priority. they're turning to libraries and shelters, where laptops and free wi-fi have become lifelines. this homeless new yorker
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reunited with his long lost daughter via twitter. blogger boston homeless raised money for a memorial day barbecue for the veterans at his homeless shelter. this year sharon walsh got into permanent housing, both credit twitter. no accurate count. the growing number of homeless people on-line. since the site launched less than a year ago it has atrabtsed thousands of followers. >> it's important to have the sense of community and the social media will let every person have it. top stories, the noose may be tightening on libyan leader moammar gadhafi. the international criminal court deciding right now whether to issue arrest warrants for crimes against humanity after gadhafi's regime began a war against opposition civilians. raging wildfire threatening one of the country's top labs in new mexico. loss alamos national lab is shut down today. the wildfire is less than a mile from the government facilities. but officials say all hazardous
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material is accounted for and protected. floodwaters from the rising missouri river threatening two nuclear plants in nebraska. a flood wall protecting the fort calhoun plant collapsed yesterday. right now officials say there is no danger to the public. in minot, north dakota, the worst of the flooding finally over now that the souris river has started to recede but the battle for many has begun. >> just about everywhere you look in minot, streets and homes 4r78 completely submerged. the flooding has driven some 12,000 people from their homes so far. jim spellman is live in minot, north dakota. what's the status there this morning? >> yeah. the sun is just coming up here in minot. this what is people are waking up to, in neighborhoods across the city. flooding, you know, like this just goes on and on from neighborhood after neighborhood. it's the scope of it that's struck me here. like you mentioned, the battle is still begun here. they still have a lot of work to do until this water goes down. the river has gotten as high as
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it will get, but the battle to save minot goes on. >> putting ring banks where we think bad spots are. >> reporter: the water came too fast and too high to save the majority of homes along the souris river. the focus has been on erecting and maintaining dikes around vital infrastructure like this bridge. even though the river has crested it's expected to remain at flood levels for at least a week so the question remains, will these dikes hold? if they don't, even more homes than the 4,000 currently flooded can expect to take on water. >> we're just the second house past the stop sign. >> reporter: for residents showing at the water's edge hoping to catch a films of their home -- glimpse of their home mostly bad news. >> devastating, heart wrenching, saddened. >> reporter: glad to be safe. >> when we had to evac asap, i mean, both sides of the neighbors and friends and family, they got us out.
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>> reporter: and when those neighbors meet again and see their flooded homes, first it's tears. >> looks different in person, doesn't it? >> reporter: then laughs and then a smile. >> i didn't even realize i was smiling. what else? we don't have any choice. don't have any choice. got to do what you got to do. just got to move on. >> reporter: knowing that whatever the future holds, they won't be going through it alone. we've met so many people like robin and leann that have been coming up to the water's edge trying to figure out what's going on with their home. first it's that heartbreak, but then i think people are now starting to settle in and realize what a long battle, what a long fight this is going to be for them to rebuild their lives and sobering to say the least to them. back to you. >> that's for sure. just in, to cnn, the noose is tightening on libyan leader moammar gadhafi.
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the international criminal court has issued arrest warrants for crimes against humanity after gadhafi's regime began a war against opposition civilians. we were expecting this to happen. the unusual part of this is that typically the international criminal court does not grant an indictment, does not indict somebody until usually well into the conflict or once it's done because they typically find it hard to collect evidence. but in this case looks like they didn't. >> a judge issuing that arrest warrant for gadhafi right now. >> yeah. it will be give cult to get him, right? >> he ain't going anywhere. >> no one has been able, nato, the rebels. >> there are nato attacks under way in libya right now. some of them fairly close to tripoli. disturbing new details into the deadly amtrak accident here in our own country in reno, nevada. the ntsb investigating the trucking company and driver. officials say the company has been flagged for 19 past safety violations. truck slammed into an amtrak passenger train at a railroad crossing sparking a fire.
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six died, 20 still unaccounted for. the ntsb says the investigation could take up to a year to come up with answers. a school bus packed with children flipped over and flattened in pennsylvania. 15 children and eight adults are recovering this morning. a car attempting to pass the bus lost control, spinning sideways. police say that the bus then smashed into the car, clipped a guardrail, rolleden to its roof. police say emergency crews had to extricate three children pinned inside the bus but there were no serious injuries. >> that's the amazing part. look at that bus. >> every parent looks at a picture like that. you want to throw up. a florida woman says airport security went too far patting down her 95-year-old mother who has cancer and asking her to remove her adult diaper. the tsa says it is sticking by its agents saying they felt the diaper was suspicious and were following proper procedures. the woman ace daughter wants the procedure's changed. how much money did hackers
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steal from citi card companies in the attack in may. we're getting the numbers and it's big. is this the end of privacy? all these hacking attacks we've been hearing about? >> what privacy? >> where i come from on this. how much of your personal information is public information for the government marketers, even your neighbors to know and how much does it matter and what can you do about it? >> we're getting some answers into this all this week. but after this we're going to get into it.
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good morning, new york city. sunny and 71 degrees. you're looking at a beautiful day later on it will be 84. that sounds good. perfect day in new york. electronic arts, the video game maker to the list of companies hit by hackers. the video game maker saying that user names, passwords, e-mail addresses phone numbers and birth dates may have been stolen. the company says no sensitive information like credit card numbers. >> like your birth date -- >> credit card number and social security numbers were not compromised. i feel better. >> yeah. >> citigroup reporting its
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customers lost $2.7 million when their credit card information was stole bin hackers last month. the customers will be reimbursed. if your credit card is hacked or someone steals your identity. debit card is a trickier picture. this month citigroup revealed more than 360,000 accounts were hacked, about 1% of its customers. >> they didn't tell us that for some time. >> said it was fewer than that. >> this whole story the way they're spin it fascinates me. nobody hacked me and got my information. they hacked citigroup. >> yes. >> i didn't lose money in the first place. i'm not a citigroup customer. >> the whole hacking thing, it is really infuriating because your personal information is probably in a thousand different places at least and if they can't keep it secure, what are you supposed to do? ? have your identity stolen. >> the mysterious group of hackers claimed to have attacked pbs, sony and the cia called it a day. lulzsec not giving a reason for why they're stopping the high
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profile attacks but in a parting shot they released internal documents from at&t and other companies. >> i'm not clear on who the threat is. is it groups like this. >> governments. >> who is it? these recent high-profile breaches are raising concerns about the safety of our personal information on-line. are these attacks a new way of life or is there something that can be done? let's go in depth with our series is privacy dead? joining me live from wag washington, john a privacy expert and senior council for the electronic privacy center. thank you for being with me. give me a sense of why this isn't a conversation we have been having for years, i feel like we've been having this forever since the first day i decided to go on-line and use my credit card i was told it wasn't safe. what's different today? >> what's different today is the extent to which individuals' lives are integrated with their lives on-line. their financial lives. >> right. >> their medical lives, their social lives, their work lives. it's deeply integrated with what they do on-line and it poses an
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ever greater risk for these sorts of data breaches and hacker attacks. >> this may be wrong. this is how i compartmentalize it. i look at information out there that somebody uses incorrectly, like a company uses in a way that wasn't meant for them to be using. then i look at sort of this hacking, like citigroup or electronic arts or sony, some third party getting in and stealing information and then there's this third world that we've been talking about, even at the cia, the idea that other governments maliciously hacking information. where does the biggest threat lie? >> you know it's hard to compare those sorts of threats, but i certainly think all of them are genuine threats to individuals' privacy on-line. genuine threats when it comes to the identity theft danger and identity theft risk and for most folks, the biggest thing that they see is either hacker attacks or when companies don't live up to their words in term of how they're going to use
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consumer data. >> the citigroup attack, remind our viewers it was discovered by citigroup on may 10th, notifications went out june 3rd and publicly announce it on june 9th and even then they didn't sort of tell you the extent of what was done and how many people were attacked. i understand there's legislation working its way through congress that at least will deal with that, make it imlegal for citigroup not to have told everybody this happened within 48 hours of it happening. >> it's true. there are several data breach notification bills moving through congress right now and it would require -- those bills would require companies to provide quick comprehensive notification to consumers when their data is breached because consumers are in the best position to assess the risk, mitigate the risk and protect themselves when something like this happens. >> another area that a lot of people are concerned about is the location stuff, the idea that my blackberry, ipod, something like that knows where i am and tracking it. is this a major concern?
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my simple mind tells me it's useful because they'll give me good information on where i want to shop or what movie i want to see or get somewhere. is this dangerous information? >> it's useful and dangerous. what we need to do is implement the technology in such a way we gain the benefits from it but we mitigate the risks or eliminate the risks to safety. you can certainly imagine circumstances in which all sorts of bad actors, abusive spouses, law enforcement proffering, you know, sort of unlawful surveillance, criminals, identity thieves would want to track the location of an individual either through their mobile device or other technical means. >> other than being paranoid about information do i care if i'm not having an affair or breaking the law do i care? >> i think you do care. because i think most americans probably care whether a company or the government is tracking their every move. when they go to religious ceremonies, when they go to get, you know, treatment from their doctor, when they go to their
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bank, all of that information is not public information. it's private information. and folks have a right to go about their private lives without interference from corporations and the government and without tracking everywhere they go and everything they do. >> your overall sense, give me a risk/reward scenario. a lot of reward for having our lives on-line, it's easy, convenient, less to store, faster, we communicate with a lot of people, but now we are seeing as you said increased risk. where are we on the risk/reward spectrum? are we out of whack or about right? >> well, we're out of whack in the sense that we can have all of those rewards without running the risk we're currently running. if companies take better care of data, provide more prompt data, breach notification, up front with consumers about what data they're using and government stays its hand in terms of making information requests and pursuing unlawful tracking in the ways it has been we can get the rewards without the risk. >> thanks for being with us. john is a senior council at the
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electronic privacy information center. what do you think? >> i don't want it to be on mme. i don't want to be my responsibility to find something. if people are making money off my money and information and sharing it all it's their responsibility to make sure it is absolutely like a vault. >> and tomorrow we'll talk more about facebook and things where it is on you, because you're putting it -- >> i'm talking about commerce, because the other thing about some of these companies is they can make -- they can process my transaction in a millisecond. why can't -- why does it take months to tell me by the way a bunch of your people who have the bank with you lost $2.7 million. >> you bring up facebook. they should protect your privacy. >> between where you have offered to put your pictures, your address, your commentary on-line. >> that doesn't mean i want that information sold to some company out there. >> totally agree. >> that's what they want to sell your information so you are nothing more than a series of qualities that they're trying to package up so they can sell
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things. >> if there was no value in selling your information there would be no free stuff on the internet and we would pay for this stuff. social networking would cost money. it's a good discussion, important discussion. >> and we'll continue it tomorrow. coming up next, your morning headlines. are you ready for the first test tube burger? >> i'll eat any burger. >> also ahead, how to tell if your man is, quote, the marrying kind. >> this is a good one. >> if he marries you he is. >> 47 minutes after the hour.
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good morning to you. it's 48 minutes past the hour. here are your morning headlines. moammar gadhafi, a wanted man. just minutes ago the international criminal court issuing a warrant for his arrest and charging him with crimes against humanity for continued attacks on his own people. federal regulators keeping a close eye on two nuclear power plants in nebraska that are threatened by floodwaters from the missouri river. a protected barrier around one of the plants collapsed yesterday, but officials insist the fort calhoun plant is secure. a wildfire burning less than a mile away from the los alamos laboratory. the facility is closed down just as a plea caution. eficials say all radioactive and hazardous material is protected. poib set to meet with both parties to end the impasse over raising the debt ceiling. washington has until august 2nd to reach an agreement or risk defaulting on its debt. a check on futures trading,
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the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 set to start the week higher, but investors remaining on edge over the financial troubles in greece. and minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann in iowa today. she's set to formally announce her gop bid for president in her hometown of waterloo. you are now caught up on the day's headlines. "american morning" back after a break. president in her hometown of waterloo.
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good morning, atlanta. it's a beehive of activity in atlanta today. >> it's 70 degrees right now, which is sort of of a little
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warmer than it is in new york. >> but look 22 degrees later, and it's going to be thunderstorms and 92 later. >> 92 and thunderstorms in atlanta. i can't wait for this next story. >> this is an interesting one. what makes a man marriage material? check his car keys. men who flaunt flashy cars and -- >> that is not a flashy car. o that is. >> those men spend the money because they're usually looking for sex, not commitment. >> really? >> a man with a flashy car is an equivalent of a peacock with its feathers. >> if you're married to a nice suburban driving man and suddenly he buys a corvette? >> if you're married to him already, i'm not sure -- >> he's ofl having an affair. >> i don't know if the study covers men who are already married. i would like to buy a fancy car. i drive a regular suv. >> what's a regular suv?
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>> i drive an xterra. nothing fancy about that. researchers say women do tend to be trooktd guys as a flashy thing but only as a date. >> flashy cars just want dates and women just want guys with flashy cars. >> they don't want to marry the guy with the flashy car. >> that's right. an asteroid, the size of a tour bus, will pass extremely close to earth. this close to earth. don't panic. nasa says it is not a threat. >> zain verjee is following that one and other headlines. i wish she would just follow that one. forget the other headlines, zain. what's up with the asteroid? >> don't worry, nasa says. it's only 7,500 miles above the earth's surface. it's no reason to be stressed out. it's really cool. something like this only happens, scientists say, about once every six years. it's going to be the size of a tour bus.
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the cool thing is that it's going to be coming so close that earth's gravity is actually going to change the path that the asteroid will actually end up taking. its whole trajectory. if you have a an amateur telescope, tough. you won't be able to see it. scientists want to study it and they're excited about it. we don't need to worry. >> i think, too, zain, that it's going to pass so closely to the earth. you're crazy. okay, this intrigues me. >> yummy, delicious. let me tell you how they're going to make this one. the world's population is going to boom. there's not going to be enough food for everyone. there's not going to be enough livestock for everyone. make a burger in the lab. here is how they're planning on doing it. take a sample from the cell of a cow and from that cell they'll extract 10,000 stem cells from
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the sample, stick it in the lab, let the cells divide and then you get something like billions of them growing from the dish and then they'll focus on growing the muscle cells, take that muscle, minutes it. there you have a yummy burger for all to munch on. they're saying they're worried about who is going to try it first. which one of of you guys would? >> it's not carol or christine. i can tell. >> proud midwestern meat eaters and -- >> i think they would be glad to become a vegetarian. >> all the people getting into the middle class, the vegetarian or peta answer would be maybe not everyone needs to eat meat. >> maybe that's the answer. they've done it with pork, strip pork before. they're working on that. >> that mincing part got me, zain. if you didn't say mincing. >> growing cells and mincing it in the lab. >> mincing muscles in the lab. mmm. advocates say they'll now
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focus their attention on maryland, rhode island and maine. in new york city, tens of thousands of people took to the streets yesterday to celebrate the new law during the gay pride parade. new york is the sixth and, by far, the largest state to legalize is same-sex marriage. >> now to the question of the day. with new york state legalizing same-sex marriage, do you believe other states should follow suit? here are some of your responses. i'll go first. from mckelemen from twitter. anyway, he says the same-sex marriage law passed was one of the most humane and sensible things that the state has ever done. >> on our blog, robert fairchild writes i hope that no other states even consider this. i can't believe that anyone in their right mind truly thinks this is right, let alone even okay. >> adb1201 on twitter says i don't see why not?
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as a straight male i support equality. if straight couples can be miserable together, so can gay couples. >> it's not same-sex marriage, it's no-sex marriage. welcome to the club, i heard someone say. huh? [ male announcer ] should've used roundup. america's number one weed killer. it kills weeds to the root, so they don't come back. guaranteed. weeds won't play dead, they'll stay dead. roundup. no root. no weed. no problem.
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two nebraska nuclear power plants under threat from rising floodwaters along the swollen river. i'm christine romans. right now, they say there's no danger to the public. i'm carol costello.
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how thorough is the tsa? it asked an elderly woman with cancer to take off her depends and the agency said it would do it again. i am ali velshi. today, minnesota congresswoman michele bachman said to announce her bid in iowa. a new poll shows you better take her seriously on this "american morning." good morning, everyone. it's monday, june 27th. kiran chetry has the day off. carol gets to set in. >> i'm a lucky girl. the birthplace of the atom bomb. shut down this morning, laboratory's emergency operation center has been activated. all hazardous material, officials say, is accounted for and protected. two nuclear power plants in nebraska are under siege this
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morning from floodwaters from the missouri river. a protected flood wall at ft. calhoun collapsed yesterday. >> officials are worried that water may be getting dangerously close to both reactors. so the water is right up there at the gate, essentially, right, patrick? >> reporter: yes, it is. this plant uses the missouri river to cool down some of its radioactive, spent fuel, the reactor. they need the river. when the river rises, as it has done so dramatically, that creates quite a problem. how big of a problem is it? they're actually using diesel generators to power it this phil. they've been knocked off the grid. they only need one of these generators. they have three. there's redundancies. the fukushima disaster keeps coming up, it may not be just one incident but multiple
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incidents and that domino effect. they say there is no danger to the public. yesterday, there was a somewhat embarrassing accident when a worker punctured a three-quarter mile long wall that they put up behind this plant to keep it water tight. that's one less contingency they have after it was punctured. keeping a very close eye on this. when will it end? when will these two plants be declared safe and the plant behind me here actually become active again? it is offline. that will happen when the water goes down. that could be weeks more. >> all right, patrick. thanks very much. we'll keep on checking in to that to see that those nuclear power plants stay safe. meanwhile, in minot, north dakota, the souris river is receding, but very slowly. the river crest shattered a record set back in 1881. that'sed about news for the thousands of people whose homes have been lost or badly damaged.
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a third of the minot's residents had to be evacuated because of the flood iing. it could be days or longer before they can go back and see what's left. >> rob marciano will have the weather at 8:15. they were just doing their job. that's the response from the tsa after they made an elderly woman with cancer remove her adult dieper. >> she was flying out of florida about two weeks ago. her daughter, on cnn yesterday, said they patted her mom down, felt something suspicious and made her take it off. >> they came out and told me it had something to do with her depends, that it was wet and it was firm and they couldn't check it thoroughly. she would have to remove it. and i was -- i said, i don't have an extra one with me. normally this isn't a problem. and she said that she could not complete the security check without the depends off. >> tsa released a statement saying everyone must be screened before getting on a plane and
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agents acted professionally and according to procedure. testimony just about to resume in the casey anthony trial in florida. saturday's abrupt recess added a new level of intrigue to an already dramatic murder case. >> why your not kidding about that. we could learn what that was about when court goes back in session later today. stephen mattingly live at the courthouse in orlando. any clue as to what this was about? >> reporter: carol, we're expecting to watch this train get back on the tracks today. when it does, we're not expect ing to find out, actually, what that was all about. we know everything came to a screaming halt on saturday, when we were suppose d to have a ful day of testimony. the judge comes out, after a closed-door meeting with the attorneys only to say they've run into a legal issue and will have to call off court for that day. we're expecting to see more testimony today. no explanation from that judge because transcripts from that behind closed door meeting were
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sealed and out of the public eye. again, more questions as we go into this new day of what we hope to see is more testimony in the casey anthony trial. >> the defense was thinking their case would go until wednesday or thursday. maybe it's a day longer now because of what's happened. the bottom line, are we going to see casey anthony take the stand? that's what everybody is waiting for. >> reporter: that is the real cliff hanger that still needs to play out in this story. if she does take the stand, everyone agrees she'll be incredibly vulnerable, after having told soma parent lie it is to her family and to investigators about her daughter being missing. and now the defense is in the position that they are having difficulty now. they'll have to prove that there was sexual abuse, as they claimed in their opening remarks, that casey anthony with his a victim of sexual abuse from her father and her brother as she was growing up, which led her to be able to act like
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nothing was wrong when her daughter was missing. arguments on both sides about why or why not she should do that and we're waiting to see if that will actually happen. >> david, thanks very much. david mattingly on the case for us. we'll be following it. earlier, we talked to sunny hostin and she had indicated that her brother testified she was seven months pregnant and the family didn't discuss it. >> the brother is testifying and he's crying about t i know it's terrible that you're not informed your sister is pregnant, but come on. >> it's just strange. >> it's odd. >> very unusual situation, the whole case. >> i think that's why people are so captivated by it. it's just odd. it's one of the most talked about moments at last night's b.e.t. awards, but has nothing to do with performances. >> so strange. check out what happened when a presenter noticed the information in her hand did not match the teleprompter.
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>> we're here to announce the winner of the coca cola viewer's choice award and the winner is chris brown, look at me now. i'm sorry. rihanna. what's my name. >> okay. this is awkward. okay. it's okay. the winner is trizzy drake. come on over here, drake. >> awkward. i think awkward doesn't really describe the situation, because chris brown was really the viewer's choice on the b.e.t. awards and you heard rihanna's name come up there, the reason that was bizarre and uncomfortable is because we know what happened between them. he is trying to repair his
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image. he can't seem to do it. >> he even wins the viewer's choice award and they say chris brown and rihanna and we're saying you all recall what happened between chris brown and rihanna. >> it's her big moment and she doesn't know what to do. that's who i feel bad for. >> for those of you who are sports fans, you take it all very seriously. some amazing video about what happened at the end of the soccer game in arge tina. wow! >> look at the looks on their faces. everyone is talking about this one. minnesota congresswoman michele bachman responded when she was asked a surprisingly blunt question. are you a flake? plus, why new jersey governor chris christie says he's, quote, not a fan of same-sex marriage. we've got it on tape.
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good morning, washington, d.c. don't worry about the weather. it's cloudy and 72 degrees today. it will be 86 with thunderstorms. again, stay inside. lots of work to do. surge in popularity in her hometown on her side, today minnesota congresswoman michele bachman will formally announce her presidential brid in waterloo, iowa. that's where she was born. she's proven to be a fierce competitor for the gop bid. >> she is. she gained 22% of likely caucusgoer, putting her behind mitt romney with 23%. in an interview with fox sunday, bachman was asked a pretty blunt question. let's listen. >> are you a flake? >> i think that would be insulting, to say something like that. i'm a serious person. >> but you understand when i say that that that's what the rap on you is?
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>> what i would say is that i am 55 years old. i've been married 33 years. i'm not only a lawyer but i have a post-tax degree in law from william & mary. i worked in the united states federal tax court. my husband and i have raised five kids and 23 foster children. we've applied ourselves to education reform. >> that was a blunt question. and that was a really -- i think she answered it well. >> it was a good question, because many in america think she's a flake. and it was a good question. >> how do you think she handled the answer? >> i thought she handled it great but from past comments that's why a lot of people think she's a flake. she wanted the press to investigate members of congress for being unamerican in the 2008 presidential race? she says a lot of things, and it brings us up questions exactly how chris wallace posed them. >> it does speak to whether it's michele bachman or the other candidates, there's a remarkable and very obvious lack of
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specificity in their positions and in questions they're getting asked. while that was a good question there are questions we would like to get answers to. >> there are all these pledges. the abortion pledge, the cap balance and cut spending pledge. there's three or four different pledges going around. >> it has to be forced on the candidates. >> right. they'll sign pledges but then you say about this lack of specificity elsewhere. it's interesting. jon huntsman was saying we've hit records. that's what you have records for of the you don't look at pledges but you look at records. >> i asked him, would you sign this jim demint's pledge, you know, from south carolina. he has this pledge that certain things have to be met before we vote to raise the debt ceiling and jon huntsman says when you sign a pledge, it leaves little room for compromise. you can't change your mind because it's written down there. if you change your mind, you look loik a liar. >> everybody will come back and tell you you can't do that. >> is it usual to have so many
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pledges? permission slips, special interests. >> one thing that's causing so many problems are people's pledges of what they'll do about raising the debt ceiling. president obama has gotten involved in the talks that have stalled to raise the debt ceiling. he will meet today with senate leaders from both parties. there's a little more than five weeks left before the government hits their spending limits. it could be a problem if it happens. one of the main sticking points, of course, is over whether or not to raise taxes. >> that's the big one. legalizing same-sex marriage in new york. advocates say they'll now focus their attention on rhode island, maryland and maine. in new york city, tens of thousands of people took to the streets. >> coincidentalliy ltimed. >> new york is the sixth and, by far, the largest state to legalize same-sex marriages. the law takes effect july 24th.
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>> getting ready for all the people they think will want to get married very quickly. state's governor chris christie making it very clear on "meet the press" that his state will stick with its civil union policy. >> my view on it is in my state we'll continue to pursue civil unions. i am not a fan of same-sex marriage. it's not something i support. marriage should be between one man and one woman. that's my view and that will be the view of our state because i wouldn't sign a bill like the one in new york. >> president obama is officially opposed to same-sex marriage, but he says his views are evolving. >> we want to know what you think. with new york state legalizing same-sex marriage, do you believe other states should follow suit? e-mail us, follow us on twitter or facebook. an ugly fight broke out in buenos aires.
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take a look. fans were sobbing. throwing things at the players. players were also in tears. it happened after the river plate soccer team played to a 1-1 tie and then woos was demoted to the second division for the first time in its 110-year history. the violence then spread outside the stadium. police say at least 55 people were injured. >> that's insane. >> very unhappy. >> people were crying over this? >> i've seen final games of the world soers kind of thing. >> isn't it like yankees getting demoted to the minors? is that what you said earlier? >> there's a passion involved in soccer fans, as we know, that manifests itself in different ways that isn't the same as baseball, basketball. >> thank goodness for that, actually. let's talk about something good in sports. it could be the play of the year. >> you are going to love this. >> it's really cool. it didn't happen on a baseball field, though. it was actually in the stands at the yankees/rockies game.
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a pop-up into the crowd. >> watch this. >> before being snagged there's a bounce. >> watch the guy catch it. >> look at that. he has one arm. >> one-arm veteran. yes, that was a great crowd. the crowd went absolutely wild. >> awesome. >> isn't that awesome? the 28-year-old veteran lost his arm during a rocket attack in afghanistan a few years ago and now he's famous for this. >> i couldn't catch one of those fly balls with two hands and a glove. i mean, that was unbelievable. he caught it in his hat. he said it hit the brim of his hat. and it went into his hat and his 11-year-old son, who is next to him, takes it out of the hat. >> at least his 11-year-old didn't throw it back. that seems to be the trend. >> pirates game, right, the little girl threw it back. >> philadelphia game. >> that was so cute. >> one happened recently. i can't remember where. it was a little boy who threw it back. that was a great catch.
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>> sometimes i feel this way. you just need to dance. groundskeeper at petco park, home of the padres. known for his smooth moves. tribute to michael jackson. check him out. >> rob marciano is now going to do that himself. >> do the rain dance, rob. >> look at that. you can do that all day long in san diego, it's not going to rain this time of year. that guy has some moves. how about that? and the one-handed -- by the way, there's no crying in baseball, but apparently there's lots of crying in soccer, isn't there? >> no kidding. >> please. come on, guys. from sls last night, unbelievable amounts of lightning over the arch. picturesque scene. that sky is lit up. that will get your heartbeating. hail as well. winds caused damage at times last night across parts of the midwest and across the southeast as well. this morning, a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect. it does include parts of st. louis for the next hour or two.
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cluster of thunderstorms rolling down i-70, could produce heavy rain and also some gusty winds. cluster of thunderstorms moving off the del marva and the eastern seaboard will be in the soup today as far as the steaminess is concerned. little drier. look at the heat across texas. 117 in childre is. s. all-time record high. amarylill amarillo, 111. that is baking, baking hot. traveling today chicago to st. louis, you saw those storms. we expect delays there. detroit to atlanta, we see storms fire up in the afternoon. early morning fog in san francisco may slow things down as well. 101 in dallas. 96 degrees. hot in memphis. 78 in boston. just up the road there, beaches of new hampshire. this is what they were doing over the weekend. sand sculpting. you want to cool off, head to a down east booch. that will get you going out there in their hoodies, jeans and on their hands and knees.
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that's probably a trubt to the bruins, i'm guessing. >> wow, look at that. >> amazing. >> cool to the inner core, spirltly and inner temperature as well. >> it cools your inner core. that was poetic. >> you have to have the exact perfect mixture of water in that sand. >> like you know what you're talking about. >> for a decade, i've never heard you talk about that. >> sand castles with the kids, if it's not wet enough. >> so forget the creativity. it's the sand and water mixture. christine would not be one of those people at a soccer game in buenos aires crying. she would be talking about the trajectory. >> the water/sand mix is just not up to par. men or women, who would be financially overwhelmed?
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it's 25 minutes after the hour. minding your business this morning, electronic arts hit by hackers. the video game maker saying information like user names, passwords and phone numbers may have been stolen. but the company adds no credit card numbers or social security numbers were compromised. >> citigroup says its customers lost $2.7 million when their credit card information was stolen by hackers last month. the customers will be reimbursed. citigroup released that over 300
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accounts were hacked. turning down a concession deal to avoid the layoffs. it would have frozen wages for two years and required workers to pay more in benefits. the state must close a $7 million budget gap. the average is down $3.57, down about 41 cents from the peak back in may. those declines, thanks to a drop in demand in lower oil prices. check in on the market this is morning, all three indicators poised to start the week higher. those will be out in just a few minutes. a new survey says women are three times more likely to feel overwhelmed by their finances than men. the survey, by financial finesse says people with children average substantially higher stress level than those without kids. surprise, surprise. survey on shacking up, those living together without a college degree are the least
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top stories now. libyan leader moammar gadhafi officially wanted for crimes against humanity. an arrest warrant was just issued against gadhafi for his attacks on his own people. it is the first time the court has taken action during an ongoing conflict. a raging wildfire, threatening one of the top laboratories in new mexico, los alamos national lab shut down today. the plant is less than a mile from the facility. they say all hazardous material is accounted for and protected.
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officials at the ft. calhoun, run aggie backup generator. the plant has been shut down since april for refueling. high water and heartbreak in minot, north dakota. the souris river is finally starting to recede. the damage is done. >> everywhere you look, you see homes and streets completely submerged. jim spellman is seeing it firsthand, live for us in minot. when we look at those pictures, jim, of the street sign, you can't even read the street sign because the water is so high. it's so compelling, the video coming out of there. >> reporter: i know. this is what these people are waking up to. they come back to the river's edge -- to the river, the edge of the floodwater and take a look. it's horrible to imagine that your house is there, underneath that much water.
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and as fast as this water came up, it's going to take a long time for it to go back down. they'll be fighting this flood for a long time to come. >> the river has gotten high, but the battle goes on. the water came too fast and too high to save the majority of homes along the souris river. the focus has been on erecting and maintaining massive dykes. will they hold. >> second house past the stop sign. >> reporter: for residents at the water's edge, hoping to catch a glimpse of their home, it's been mostly bad news. >> devastating. heartbreaking, heart wrenching. saddened. >> reporter: but glad to be safe. >> when we had to evac, asap --
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i mean, both sides of the neighbors and friends and family, they got us out. >> the and when those neighbors meet again and see their flooded homes, first it's tears, then laughs and then a smile. >> i didn't even realize i was smiling. what else -- we don't have any choice. don't have any choice. got to do what you've got to do. you just got to move on. >> reporter: knowing that whatever the future holds, they won't be going through it alone. i think it's really just starting to set in for the folks here in minot how big of a disaster this is and how long it's going to take for them to get their city back on its feet. back to you. >> jim, thank you very much. jim spellman in minot, north dakota. disturbing news in the
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amtrak crash. the company has been cited for 19 violations. six passengers died, 20 still unaccounted for the. ntsb says the investigation could take up to one year. 15 children are covering this morning after a school bus full of kids heading to camp were hit. plus say the bus smashed into the car, clipped a guardrail, rolled on to its roof. emergency crews had to extricate three children. amazingly, no serious injuries. playing defense today, refusing to apologize for airport security who forced a 95-year-old to remove her adult diaper. the woman, who has cancer, was first patted down, then taken to
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a private room to undress after security thought her diaper felt suspicious. tsa says its agents were doing its job and followed all the right search methods. still ahead, who isn't going to college? not just young men of color either. what's behind this educational crisis? we'll tell you next.
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a dismalfuture, unemployed or incarcerated. that's what nearly half of all young men of color with high school diplomas face. this is a new study by the advocacy center. steve perry is here to weigh in on these disturbing statistics in today's perry's principles. sadly, i don't think anyone will be surprised by these numbers. you are particularly saddened by them. why? >> i'm saddened because they persist. no matter how many times we hear it, we act as if it's just part of the way it's supposed to be. it's not. we can save our kids.
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parents, for instance, one of the things that you can do is spend more on education and less on sports. one season of aau basketball and one pair of jordans could have been enough money to spend on some program to help your child move forward academically. >> are you saying this is more of a cultural problem? >> no. i'm saying that it's the fact that our children, especially students of color, males in particular, attend some of the worst schools in america. i bloev that there's an over feminization. we often punish boys by acting like boys in early education. by the time they're in third or fourth grade, they say i'm not good at school. they go from a krnd garneter who is excited and stoked about school to a kid in the sixth and seventh grade who doesn't seem to think this should be good in school. >> there's a lack of role models, other people say, in the black community or latinno
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community. when president obama was elected president, they thought that would be a turning point for young african-american boys to see what was possible. >> i don't believe all role models need to be black males in order to move black males forward. young people don't particularly care your color or your gender, just that you love this many and you're focused on them. we need policy makers pushing accountability. if the school cannot meet the children's needs, we need to shut those schools down. no child behind is often mali e maligned in its mandates but it simply said if the school doesn't education every subset of the population, meaning boys, girls and students of color within them, then the school is not meeting its charge, which is to educate every single child. we need to hold school's feet to the fire. if they're not educating every single child, they're not doing their job. >> we know how difficult that
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is. many states across the country are cutting their education budgets, highwaying off teachers. what is the answer? it seems like we all know there's a problem with the education of all children in our country, not just children of color. yet we don't really focus on the problem and deal with the problem. >> yeah, we're focusing on the problem. that's what you and i werer talking about. >> who is? >> you and i. >> we can't do anything about it. >> there are quite a few people who are focusing on it. people are working every day to make sure they can create better schools. the problem is that children don't have access to those schools. they're forced to attend the failed schools in their neighborhood. when you don't have the economic resources to pay for a better education, you have to take the offerings that are there. we need a fundamental shift in the way we operate our schools. meaning we need to run our primary and secondary schools much like we do our post
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post-secondary schools. >> how can we change that, meaning the public? the government isn't moving fast enough, obviously. >> that's what i'm talking about. we need to provide our children. the government in this case, issous us. we need to change the policies in the way in which we govern our schools. two parents work very hard and have a less than stellar academic option, it's like pouring clean water in a dirty cup. inevitably, it doesn't matter because they're sending their child to a failed school. i'm saying we can change the way the schools operate. there are many examples throughout the country in some of the worst school systems of amazingly functioning schools. we know how to run good schools. it's an issue of of courage. do we have the courage to change the paradox within our children operate. we know our children are not born inherently less
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intelligent. they're being sent to schools that simply are are not working. we put them in good schools and we see great things happening. >> i know it's possible. it's happening in the city of baltimore. test scores are way up this. same schools, pretty much the same teachers, better superintendent. thank you very much, steve perry. thanks for being with us. >> my pleasure. morning headlines are next. this past year alone there was a 93% increase in cyber attacks. in financial transactions... on devices... in social interactions... and applications in the cloud. some companies are worried. some, not so much. thanks to a network that secures it all and knows what to keep in, and what to keep out. outsmart the threats. see how at cisco.
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it is 45 minutes after the hour. here are your morning headlines. take a look at this picture. flames gutting a wing of the vacation lodge main gate in kissimee, florida. guests were evacuated last night. no injuries have been reported. take a look at these live pictures coming in. they're apparently still trying to get that fire under control. a wildfire burning less than a mile away from the los alamos laboratory in new mexico, the facility is closed down as a precaution. all radioactive and hazardous material, officials say, is protected. >> missouri river floodwaters affecting two nuclear plants in nebraska. flood barrier at the ft. calhoun
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plant gave way yesterday. it's not thought to be in danger. it was shut down for refueling. the international criminal court in the hague has just issued an arrest warrant for moammar gadhafi. a florida woman wants the tsa to change its screen iing policies after her 95-year-old mother was forced to take off her adult diaper. washington has until august 2nd to reach an agreement or risk defaulting on its debt. check in on the markets now. all three major indicators poised to start the week slightly higher. peared down after personal income data was just released and it was slightly lower than expected. minnesota congresswoman michele bachman is in iowa
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today, set to formally announce her gop bid for president. michael jackson's "thriller" jacket solid for a cool $1.8 million. one of his famous sequinned gloves went for $430,000. "american morning" is back after the break. 
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i love it when that happens. there's a -- good morning to that little bug in atlanta right on that camera lens. cloudy and 71 right now. thunderstorms and 92. it looks like a ladybug. minding your business this
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morning, nearly one in every six homes in this country are in foreclosure. state governments are up to their eyeballs in repossessions. at the current pace it would take new york lenders 62 years to foreclose all those homes. illinois, ten years. that's how many delays they're seeing in those states. who is defaulting on their mortgages? and what are these so-called strategic defaulters? those are people who are not paying their bills on about purpose. not because they can't afford to, but they choose not to. these are folks whose homes are worth much less than their mortgage. 90% of of them are people who are paying all their other bills on time but not paying the mortgage. this is what's surprising, ali and carol. they're more likely to have high income, high credit scores, financially savvy individuals, all according to expirion, one of the credit bureaus. many of them own multiple homes.
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the more money you make, the more likely you are to strategically default. their credit scores? if people are willing to gault on purpose on their mortgage they know they'll hurt their credit score but do it anyway. one reason is they're more likely to have multiple homes. even though they're going to get a big hit to their credit score, they're already living in a place. they already have a mortgage on the house they're living in and are defaulting on something else that was an investment a few years ago. >> very hurtful to somebody else who is trying to get a mortgage. it goes go beyond your own self interest. i've been on the record of saying it. i think it's a poor personal judgment to make. >> it surprise immediate, the profile of the strategic defaulter. i thought it would be someone in real financial panic. but it really is a stroo teenlgic default. >> you have no other choice, that's one thing. to ethically make the choice to do so when you have other options, it's a poor ethical
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decision. >> on so many fronts. i was praised to pay my bills. i agreed to take out the loan, right? >> that's exactly the case. thank you, christine. >> i'm old-fashioned, though. leader moammar gadhafi officially wanted for crimes against humanity. the international criminal court in the haggue issued an arrest warrant for moammar gadhafi and didn't even wait for the end of the war. >> which they usually do. zain, for a practical standpoint, no one can get their hands on gadhafi at this moment. what does it mean? >> essentially two things. first of all, there is this move to get an arrest warrant for moammar gadhafi. the international criminal court does not have its own police force. it relies on member countries to arrest whoever they put these warrants out for. it will practically be difficult unless the rebels get in there and arrest him. the other point to understand, ali, it's a little harder to present gadhafi with an exit
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strategy. just leave, you can have immunity to prosecution. it closes the door on him pretty hard. chances are, many experts say, he will dig in harder and there will be a worst standoff with the international community. >> ongoing conflict, you start to see an indictment or -- >> very rare. >> zain, 7,600 miles away -- don't worry about it. except it's very, very close. an asteroid about to buzz earth. >> it is. it's really cool. it happens once every six years. nasa is saying don't worry about it. it's not going to hit us. it is going to be pretty close to us. scientists are going to be able to study it. the thing i found the most interesting is that it's going to be so close that earth's gravity is actually going to change the path or the trajectory that the asteroid itself will take. they don't know exactly what size it is. it's anywhere, they're saying, between 29 and 98 feet.
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this will start happening around 1:00 pm, your time. >> that is pretty amazing. >> 1:00 pm, okay. we won't be able to see it, though, right, zain? >> sorry? >> we can't see it. >> no, sorry. yeah, you can't see it. what scientists are saying is if you have an amateur telescope, you'll have a tough time seeing it. they have the more powerful ones to study it. >> i'll take you to the planetarium later. >> thanks, girls. >> love it. love the planetarium. >> before you go, please give us an update on the penguin. we all thought the penguin was going to -- but he's not. >> the loneliest penguin in the world. we've been following and tracking this story very closely here in london. basically he took a wrong turn from antarctica and ended up on this beach in new zealand. he was eating the sand and sticks. it's clogged up its stomach. the big news was that emergency surgery was performed on the penguin, who is being called
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happy feet, and the penguin is said to be recovering well. they've put it in an air conditioned room and carpeted it with crushed ice to keep it cool. they don't know whether to fly back or release it in the water. that's the latest for you on poor happy feet. >> we don't want to see that operation anymore. >> look at christine. she's covering her eyes. >> guys! >> i'm a little squeamish. >> i don't think it's typical to show a penguin getting -- >> we appreciate that. >> normally on a human it takes about ten minutes and the guy doing the operation said it took a lot longer and a big team because it was a penguin and they haven't done it before. >> oh, my goodness. that was the first time we ever asked a question about an enema and the first time a reporter insisted on a second response. we may or may not see you
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tomorrow. >> it was cute. >> please, stop it. >> i'll give you something else to think about. they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. that is one fierce-looking dog. this is the world's ugliest dog, an award that yoda has won, a 14-year-old chinese crested chihuahua mix. newcomer to the california contest, beating out 28 other pooches, including last year's champ, which is also a chihuahua. paerm it's an ugly breed. yoda's owner says she's often mistaken for a rat. >> what's up with the leg thing? >> i thought she was going to have an accident. >> given what's been going on this morning, i would just as soon air that this video aired later. >> i was just glad that you didn't say that the dog was so ugly she's cute because, i'm sorry. she's ugly. that's why she won the award.
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the island of manhattan, ladies and gentlemen. it's going to be mostly sunny and 83 a little later on. >> that's gorgeous. are you kidding? that's awesome. i think i'll go outside. new york's historic vote. let's talk about that. it legalizes same-sex marriage and may set off a ripple effect.
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advocates say they'll focus their attention on rhode island, maryland and maine. >> new york is the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage. the law takes effect july 24th. >> with new york state legalizing same-sex marriage, do you believe other states should follow suit? artie on facebook says if there's no separation of church and state there's no justifiable reason to not grant equal rights to same-sex couples. good for you, new york. >> no more rules and morales in this country. everyone gets thaur way, says inn adancehall. we must ensure that a basic human right such as marriage is available to all and not just those in particular states says rusty. >> one thing in new york, the governor was very specifically involved in trying to get a


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