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>> that's right. a push from the "wall street journal" op-ed page. this is influential among fiscal conservatives. could this put the wind in the sails of what is a becalmed campaign for a republican contender. huntsman unveiled a jobs plan this week reducing the size of the federal government through tax reform eliminating some popular tax deductions like that mortgage introduction that so many people enjoy. so we'll see how this pans out. the paper saying perhaps he should deliver the republican response to the president's address on thursday. we'll see if that advice is taken. >> i'm sure he could use good news. brianna keilar good talking to you. time to hand this over to suzanne malveaux. -- captions by vitac -- want to get you up to speed for this friday september 2nd.
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a week after irene hit the east coast, the central gulf coast is getting ready for storm with flooding rains. louisiana governor bobby jindal already declared a state of emergency. oil companies are pulling workers off the rigs in the gulf. some places including new orleans could get as much as 20 inches of rain. texas could really use some of that rain from the tropical system. it doesn't look promising. 14 big wildfires are burning in that state. just one of them west of dallas. firefighters are finally making some progress. they've got about the fire half contained or so. >> we can do all the work by air we want, but as my instructors told me a long time ago, it's boots on the ground that gets it taken care of. >> employers added no jobs during august. the unemployment rate is unchanged at 9.1%.
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a couple things we should point out. the report was distorted because it counted thousands of verizon workers who went on strike but that were now back on the job. the numbers also included minnesota employees who were temporarily out of work because of the government shutdown. this discouraging jobs report is driving stocks down across the board, the dow fell more than 200 points in early trading. remains in the red. we'll keep a close eye on the markets throughout the day. firefighters who say they got cancer after the 9/11 attacks have more evidence today. a new study finds those who were at ground zero were 19% more likely to get cancer than firefighters who didn't go to ground zero. right now the government does not cover cancer costs for those first responders.
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>> firefighters developed cancer over the last ten years have the lingering question, why did they get this cancer, and was it related to the dust? you would say what? >> for most instances, it was world trade center related. reporters in libya are uncovering more evidence of torture, abuse at the hands of former libyan leader moammar gadhafi's family. a former gadhafi staffer in tripoli told cnn's dan rivers it happened all the time to workers. for the former dictator's son hannibal gadhafi. >> reporter: it sounds like a lot of the staff suffered abuse to varying degrees. we've spoken to one man who is still too afraid to give his name or show his face. he took us to another compound that hannibal gadhafi used as an office complex. in that there was a sort of secret prison room cell where they locked people up, staff, if they felt they had done something wrong.
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attorneys for casey anthony are back in court in florida. you may recall she is the young mother who was acquitted in july of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee, but found guilty of lying to law enforcement officials. right now, a judge is hearing arguments over whether or not she should pay back more than $500,000 spent in the search for her daughter. a referee gets decks moments after he called an end to a youth football game. adults then took to the field and started kicking him. he eventually stumbled off the field. now deputies in sarasota, florida, are investigating saying charges will probably be filed. the teen involved has been suspended. more on two big stories. parts of the central gulf coast
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including new orleans could be under water if a tropical storm hits. right now, it is just a depression. warnings are already in place along the louisiana and mississippi coast. texas could actually use the rain from that storm, but it's not likely to get much. more than a dozen major wildfires are still spreading in the state of texas. jennifer delgado is tracking the tropical storm system and jim spellman is covering the big wildfire west of dallas. jennifer, what is our forecast look like? i've got a lot of family in new orleans and they are nervous right now. >> rightfully so. we are talking about 10 to 15 inches of rainfall. some of those localized areas are going to be dealing with 15 inches of rainfall in addition to a storm surge anywhere between two and four feet. we have updated the information from the national hurricane center. right now it's located roughly about 195 kilometers just to the south of louisiana. the winds are actually coming from -- the movement is from the
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northwest at about 2 miles per hour, moving very slowly. as it does move slow, that is going to increase the flooding potential. we are talking about a storm that is going to be across the area for the next five days. maximum winds right now at 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 45. as i put this into motion four, you're going to see how slowly tropical depression 13 is going to be moving. as it goes through say today, here it is, the location. as we go through sunday, it starts to approach the southern coastline of louisiana. by tuesday, 8:00 a.m., just exiting out of louisiana. very slow moving. this is going to increase that flooding threat. we keep telling people, don't worry about the track of the storm system. look at the spaghetti models right here. it is showing you a track going in every direction. you need to focus on the rainfall potential. as i minimize this for you, i want to show what's going on on the radar as we go into zoom in a bit more for areas including
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louisiana, mississippi, as well as alabama. we can't forget about those areas to the east. look at some of those bands working and bringing in heavy rainfall. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, they are going to be the areas that are going to deal with the worst of the flooding. as i take you back over here quickly, again, we are talking an incredible amount of rainfall. unfortunately, that rainfall is not going to be making it into texas where they need some relief from the drought conditions. back to you. >> thank you. we'll see how it goes in texas. texas needs that rain from that tropical system. most of the state is bone dry from drought. the wildfires, a huge problem there. our cnn's jim spellman is covering the big fire west of dallas. that is where firefighters, jim, i understand are making progress better today. is there concern these winds are going to come back and spread this fire again? >> yeah. they made a lot of progress yesterday on the ground with hand crews out using hand tools
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and bulldozers, creating fire lines to separate the fire from the unburned fuel in the surrounding woods and from the air with helicopters and planes. now they are up to 60% contained. they feel good about where this fire is going. they are not going to let the last of the residents into the most heavily affected areas until they can mop up. with these severe drought conditions, it's easy for a new fire to get sparked off by a single amber picked up in the wind. they want this 100% mopped up before they let the final residents back into heavily burned-out areas. >> positive om kingdom lake, a big tourist area, is that going to be open for labor day weekend or is it too dangerous? >> i think it's important to realize these are big economic stories, not just a fire story. amongst all the fire trucks, we are starting to see boats come back here towards the lake. that's been a big priority
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getting this lake back open for tourists to come back. they are hoping that everything is done today and they can get everybody back here tomorrow. they've been hit by missing a week in this economy. the business can't lose a week of revenue. they will be glad to be back open this weekend. >> thank you, jim. here is a rundown for some of the stories we are covering. first an analysis of the weak new job numbers and a check of the markets as stocks plunge on morning trade. a police dash cam captures an amazing rescue. an amazing story of survival. how a new jersey man saved himself from drowning in his own house. >> i said i've got to get the heck out of here. i said i'm getting out of here. >> are you walking? >> i hold on to branches. i get pushed over here. >> later, this is not backed-up
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how did this happen? >> what was surprising is private sector job growth is minimal. government sector continues to shed jobs. you're talking about government workers losing their jobs every month for ten months. you've got a 9.1% unemployment rate overall. the unemployment rate for african-americans is 16.7%, the highest since july 1984. 1984. you look within these numbers and you see huge disparities for people in this country. if you have a bachelor's degree, your unemployment rate is 4.3%. the average for everyone else is 9.1%. for black americans it's 16.7%. it shows a labor market that is not working for everyone. it shows you a labor market that is paralyzed when we are trying to talk about a recovery and moving forward and digging our way out of this recession. the white house yesterday gave its own forecast for when we would get back to prerecession
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levels for employment. they said maybe 2017. i have a baby. my baby is in diapers. by the time we are back to where we are started, my child will be able to ride a bike, read and will be talking and walking. that's a long time. it shows some pain going forward. one of the things i want to show you, this is going to be political, as you know. next week the president is going to give his jobs prescription. many people say already this won't work, press releases have been written before anybody's seen it. look at where we have come from jobs creations over the course of this presidency. the white house loves to point this out. look at those red bars. we were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs. those yellow bars is when we started to create jobs again. then came the government sector job cuts. we lost jobs. since then, we have not been doing well enough to try to eat into that unemployment rate. when you look at these numbers and look at different races, ages, sectors, educational
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background you see an america, an economy working very differently for different people. >> i'm glad you brought that up. the congressional black caucus has been talking to the white house. the president saying you need to focus on african-americans and the high unemployment disparity among african-americans in this economic crisis. i want to ask about the jobs report again. there were a couple of things i understand that distorted the numbers for august. that people need to be aware of. >> i think there are a couple of things that distorted them. one was minnesota workers, state workers who had been laid off were brought back. 22,000 jobs were added because minnesota public workers went back to work. there was a verizon strike where 45,000 workers were counted out of that section. you put it on balance, it's only a swing of some 20,000 jobs. in an economy of 307 million people, we can't be talking about numbers that are this
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small. we need to be creating a couple of hundred thousand a month to make sure we are going to have a grower labor market that will absorb everyone that goes into it. it's paralyzed right now. it's a troubling situation. >> finally, we know president obama is going to talk about his big jobs speech next week and talk about the things that the government can do. his role is limited. the government's role is limited here. what do they actually think people need to hear to become more confident about the markets, to get these markets to change to turn around here and start actually investing and hiring again? >> companies are sitting on $2 trillion in cash. that they are not using to build new factories, at least in this country. or to hire people or to expand. what changes that? some will say when people start buying things again, companies will feel it and start to hire
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again. people won't buy things again until they feel better about their jobs. it's this vicious circle. the president can come out and show confidence and show that he knows the economy is slowly improving and will continue to. the president can say what he thinks congress should do. tax cuts for small business, payroll tax holiday, perhaps. unemployment benefits in exchange for retraining with companies. all of these are things he could talk about. we won't know how big that plan will be until next week. >> all right. christine, thanks. we'll pay very close attention to what the president's plan is. when we get some of those details. we'll have much more on jobs in the next hour. we'll hear from an economist, a financial expert and a business owner about what needs to be done to improve job growth. we are also going to hear from johanna hills. she is out of work and fed up with washington. >> this job thing has affected all of us. it doesn't matter, white, black, republican, democrat, tea party.
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come on, guys. we are all adults here. i don't understand all the bickers. if we can't sit at a table and make a decision, there are a lot of things that can be done. >> the bleak jobs report for august is driving stocks down. karina huber is at the new york stock exchange. karina, what are we seeing from the markets right now? >> yes. the impact has been dramatic. not only around the world, but here on wall street, as well. we see the dow is down by 185 points. that is a drop of 1.6%. over at the nasdaq we are seeing they are down by 1.6%. s&p 500 down by 1.7%. the sell-off is broad based. we saw all 30 dow components are in negative territory. if you had to pick a sector feeling the brunt of this, it is the financial sector. talking about the vix, the fear indicator, that has gone up. it's showing investors want to take some of the trades off the table. don't want to take on risk today. they are going to safe haven bets by gold up more than 2%
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today. >> karina, i understand banks feeling the effects of the financial crisis. we are hearing today about another lawsuit. tell us about that. >> another lawsuit just one of many. this is according to the "wall street journal" and "the new york times." fhfa, the government agency that overlooks fannie mae and freddie mac, they are looking to potentially launch a series of losses against some of the banks including goldman sachs, j.p. morgan chase and the other banks. this has to do with mortgage-backed securities which the fhfa might say they misrepresented the value when they sold them to fannie and freddie. this is when banks were bundling mortgages and selling them as assets. when the mortgages when people couldn't pay their mortgages, those assets went sour. in the process fannie and freddie lost billions of dollars. fhfa wants to recoup some of that money. this means banks are under a lot
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of pressure. this is one of many lawsuits out there. a lot of uncertainty concerning the financials. investors want to get out of that trade right now. >> thanks, karina. we are giving you a chance to choose the news. text 22360 to vote for the story would you like to see in the next hour. number one, federal agents accuse a legendary guitar maker of breaking the law by smuggling a rare protected wood in india for its instruments, but the ceo is fighting back. number two, russia's vladimir putin is thinking about running for president again. he is showing everyone he is man enough for the job in a variety of ways. number three. a logger trapped beneath the trailer uses a pocketknife to free himself by cutting off his toes. text 22360. text 1 for feds raid gibson guitars. 2 for putin's manly moments or 3 for logger cuts off toes.
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now for stories from our affiliates across the country. this from a dash cam released by police in iowa. officers around a burning suv, frantically trying to save people inside. police say that the suv was struck by a car that ran a red light. the driver of the suv was killed. three passengers are in the hospital. the driver of the car has been arrested. look what officials found deep in a new mexico forest, at
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least 5,000 pot plants, marijuana plantation, was spotted by a crew surveying damage from a huge fire in the area. national guard is checking for booby traps before getting rid of all those plants. i don't want to be around it. i told you, i will punch you if you get close to me. my heart is racing right now. i'm not kidding. i do not like spiders. something when i was a little kid. oh, my god. >> you have that on your arm. >> that thing is so nasty. just get it out of the studio. >> that's gross. how can you blame that guy in indianapolis? quite a few of us would cringe if we saw that. a few folks are really afraid of spiders. as millions of americans waited for hurricane irene to hit, this week's cnn hero was stand buying to help victims. 77-year-old wilma melville and
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her search dog group helped save lives at every major disaster site for the past 15 years. >> when the oklahoma city bombing happened, i saw the size of that building on television. i had a hobby of learning to train a disaster search dog. i was deployed to oklahoma city. i did wonder, can we really do this? can we really find live people? when i got home, i said, what is this nation doing with approximately 15 fema certified dogs? this one building alone requires far more than 15. my name is wilma melville, our organization trains rescue dogs and firefighter handlers to save lives after a disaster. right turn. we like to use shelter dogs. it's a humane thing to do.
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there is nothing better than a dog's nose to find a live human. we've been to the world trade center, japan, joplin, missouri, and haiti. >> in haiti on our fourth day there we made contact with a 10-year-old girl. we would ask her to acknowledge us with a tap. around the sixth, seventh hour she stopped tapping. >> finding live people is our goal. but providing hope for the onlooker and a place to begin work for the firefighter, those are many fold objectives. >> ms. melville and her organization trained 131 shelter dog rescue teams for free. you can learn more about the search dog foundation or make a donation at cnn you can join the conversation on cnn heroes facebook as well as
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here is a rundown of some of the stories we are working on. a man makes a desperate move as his house fills with water from hurricane irene. you get to hear his amazing story of survival. a house of horrors in libya. if you haven't heard about gadhafi's son hannibal, you're not going to forget him after this story. >> talk about a long line at the gas pump, what life is like now for libyans. the central gulf coast is getting prepared for what is expected to be a tropical storm. that is going to happen this labor day weekend. right now the system is wobbling offshore. warnings are in place along the
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louisiana and mississippi coast. the biggest concern now is heavy rain and flooding. some places, including new orleans, could get 10 to 20 inches of rain. jerry snead in new orleans is on the phone. he joins us now. mr. snead, i have to tell you, i have a personal investment in this. a lot of my family is in new orleans still. what's happening now? what are you guys doing to prepare for this storm? >> you can let them know we are taking good care of them. again, we talked with all our agencies, the levee districts, corps of engineers. all the public safety, we are all ready for this moving forward, expecting a very heavy rain event for the next three or four days. >> are you evacuating any neighborhoods, any areas, any wards? >> we are going to get heavy rain there might be minor street
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floodings that typically flood when we get heavy rains. >> if new orleans gets 10 to 20 inches of rain what will that do to the lower areas devastated by katrina? >> remember that, 10 to 20 inches is through wednesday. if we get 20 inches at one time, we would be in real trouble. it's over extended period of time. everything is in place. lower ninth ward will be safe. everybody should have no problems with this event. we feel comfortable that everything is in place to take care of our systems. there may be minor flooding for short periods of time. >> are you concerned about the levees, the situation with the levees holding? >> not at all. the levees, the corps has done a great job getting things in preparation for this hurricane season. we are ready. >> what should folks be doing now who are watching this and wondering, can they protect their homes? can they protect their schools and their property? >> i think the most important thing is everybody watch closely
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what the weather events and listen to us and be prepared for a heavy rain. we've already told our citizens that if their streets are prone to flooding, please move those vehicles to higher ground. things like that. >> is there any reason that we should anticipate that this could get worse? that this is not just going to be a rain event, about you that this could be much, much worse? >> we always plan for the worse and hope for the best, all indications are that it's a rain event, not even a great deal of wind for this one here. we are going to prepare and our citizens need to prepare also. you never know what's going to happen in any of these events. >> jerry snead, we appreciate you're i preparing for this rain event. we will hold you guys accountable, make sure we'll be talking to my relatives over the weekend, make sure everything is safe and sound. we appreciate your information. we certainly hope everything will be okay. thank you again. >> thank you. >> it is a terrifying experience
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a new jersey man will never forget. >> i thought i would be out there in the street and be dead. i guess an angel or somebody was watching me get to where i had to go. >> maybe an angel. he was swept away by hurricane irene's flood waters, but lived to tell about it. i found one that uses robots instead of real people. 'cuz robots work for free. robot 1:good morning... robot 1:...female child. sfx: modem dial-up noise woman: are there flaws? yeah, um, maybe. anncr: there's an easier way to save. anncr: get online. go to get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.
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just getting this from the state department. it's a statement saying that as we mark the 10th anniversary of this september 11th attacks, the department of state informs u.s. citizens traveling and residing abroad of the continued threat posed by al qaeda and its affiliates. while we have not identified any specific threats from al qaeda affiliates and allies to attack the united states or interests in 9/11 anniversary, u.s. citizens should be aware that al qaeda affiliates and allies demonstrated the intent and capability to carry out attacks against the united states and our interests around the world.
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a travel warning to those overseas, those who are going to be traveling over the september 11th tenth anniversary next weekend. simply to be aware and to be cautious. also, don't forget we've got something else here to vote to choose the news. text 22360, vote 1 for feds raid gibson guitars. the iconic instrument maker says it's not in the business of smuggling. that's the first choice. vote 2 for vladimir putin's manly moments. prime minister of russia struts his tough stuff or vote 3 for logger cuts off toes. he decided it was the only thing to do after a trailer landed on his foot. winning story is going to air in the next hour. a new jersey man considers himself very lucky even to be alive. he got swept away by hurricane irene's flood waters and he lives to tell about it. susan candiotti has his amazing
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story. >> reporter: the river is right in your backyard. aerowatching the water go up and see your kids' play set in the back of the tree. what are you thinking? >> i'm thinking that it's very dangerous and time to leave this place. >> reporter: as you're looking outside, what is the storm looking like? what is going on in your head? >> the house is surrounded by water. i thought about eventually leaving 3:30 to 4:00 in the afternoon on sunday. i grab my credit card and my keys. i literally open the door, the water rushed in. i started walking down here. i did one of these. i finally got here and the water is up to here. i walked, i walked. literally the water is splashing in my face. i walk up here. this is the lowest point to come up. i literally walk up and it goes higher ground. i literally grab on to the railing here and my neighbor is pumping the water out. i said i've got to get the heck out of here. i said i'm swimming out of here. >> reporter: are you walking or swimming? >> i hold ton to branches and
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get pushed here. i grab on to the pole here, let go and get thrown all the way over here. >> i lost sight of him at the front door. i decided to come over here. he said keep an eye on me. this is a great view. i looked out the window and saw him rest on top of that wooden fence and he started doing the backstroke. >> back swam to the bushes there. i see him in the window and gave him a thumb's up. >> reporter: did you think your life was on the line? >> absolutely. i thought i would be out in the street and done and be dead. i guess an angel or somebody saw was watching me get to write had to go. it was not a point of -- i had to do it. i have four kids and i'm on my own and i have to get out. >> reporter: you made the decision, you were going for it. >> yeah. i brought my credit card and car keys. >> reporter: an amazing story. temple's wife and kids weren't home when this happened. they didn't know what he was
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planning to do and weren't happy when they found out. they were happy, of course, that he survived. susan candiotti, cnn, cranford, new jersey. millions of people taking to the road this labor day weekend. according to aaa, will the number of americans traveling this weekend go up or down compared to the same time last year? that answer in two minutes. let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too.
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according to aaa will the number of americans traveling this weekend go up or down compared to last year? the answer is down. aaa estimates it will drop by 2.4%. reason why, you can probably guess. unemployment, gas prices and higher hotel rates. here are your choices for today's choose the news story. vote by texting 22360. vote 1 to see why the government accuses a legendary guitar maker of smuggling. vote 2 to see the prime minister of russia strutting his stuff as he considers a run for president. or vote 3 for the impossible decision a locker had to make after a trailer landed on his foot. we'll air the winning story in the next hour. so each week cnn's dr. sanjay gupta introduces us to someone who has achieved remarkable things despite major challenges.
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in this week's "human factor" we meet scout bassett, an athlete who overcame a difficult childhood in china through the power of exercise. >> reporter: on a hot los angeles day, you'll find scout bassett outside on the roof of her apartment building logging miles on her bike. she is a dedicated multisport athlete, but take a closer look. scout has run marathons and raced triathlons all with one leg. >> this has been very good to me. it's done a lot of long miles. >> reporter: scout lost her leg when she was a baby. it was the beginning of a difficult childhood. >> i was burned in a fire in china. when i turned 1 year old i was placed on the streets in front of the government orphanage. when i came here to the u.s., i was 7 years old and weighed 22 pounds. >> reporter: scout never left her orphanage before being
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every day we hear more about what went on behind the gates of moammar gadhafi's compound. these stories, some of them just really horrible. our senior international correspondent dan rivers is getting a lot of these stories first hand from people who worked for gadhafi's son hannibal. >> reporter: this woman with is slowly regaining her dignity now being cared for in tripoli's burns hospital. she is weak, but able to gesture a greeting to those who helped her and express her profound gratitude. her profound gratitude. >> translator: i want to say thank you very much, because all the people have helped me. thank you very, very much. >> reporter: she's overcome with emotion, but these are tears of relief and not pain. she is christian and her faith has been crucial in coming to terms with what has happened.
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>> translator: thank you very much. i want god to heal me and return me back to my family. >> the national transitional council also visited her and summed up her ordeal. >> i think it's a crime against humanity. let's send somebody who can document as well as forensic evidence to document it and then we document everything and then after that she has a free waiver, and we will be happy to treat her and she wants to go she can do that as well. >> reporter: this man is too scared to reveal his identity, but showed another property where he says more horrendous abuse was handed out to staff by
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his wife. >> translator: she boiled water and she burned him from here to down. >> reporter: he says the foreign staff were targeted the most. a picture is emerging of horrendous abuse of a hannibal gadhafi's house. and this room would seem to bear out testimony. what kind of family has their own private jail cell at one of their properties. she is now facing months of cooperation and surgery. cnn is working with a number of organized agencies so she can get well. >> if you would like to help those families, you can go to
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it's ironic, because libya actually has the largest oil supply in all of africa, and the ninth of all the world. it has 23 years of oil reserves. and before a war, it used to pump about 1.3 million barrels a day. now all the people in this cure care about is when the cues will subside. some say they have been waiting in the scorching heat for hours. finally, we're in the front of the cue. and that means some supplies are coming in, and you get an idea of what a an agonizing wait is it to simply fill up your car. just 15 minutes after the weak jobs reports were released, mitt romney blamed the president. hear what he said on our
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zero. that's right. zero jobs added in august. that's a pretty bleak picture, and politicians are now responding. and the best political team on television and live from the political desk in washington. paul, zero jobs? i am sure republicans were very quick to jump on this? >> very quick indeed. the rnc were out a few minutes after the report. john boehner putting out a statement as well. and the candidates to the presidential hopefuls have been putting out statements. the first to do it was mitt
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romney, and he spoke about the jobs report and criticized the president at an event he was having in florida. take a listen. >> obama is not working. he is disappointed the american people, and this morning, very bad news. did you see the numbers that came out on job growth? look, there is zero faith in barack obama because he created zero jobs last month. >> suzanne, on tuesday mitt romney in nevada will introduce his jobs plan. of course that comes two days before the president will do it as well in front of congress. a lot of the other presidential candidates putting out similar statements criticizing the president on the jobs report. >> i know we have new poll numbers out on the economy. what do they suggest? >> well, troubling numbers. economists tell us the country has not been in a recession for over two years, but americans do not feel that way. more than 82% say yes, and 18%
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say no. and look at this. we asked what is more important for the obama administration should do, create jobs or reduce the deficit. and only 3 in 10 say reducing the deficit is more important. >> thank you, paul. for the latest political news, you know where to go and don't forget to vote for today's choose the news story. vote "1" for feds raid gibson guitars. and vote "2" for putin's manly moments. or "3" for logger cuts off toes. that's right. he decided it was the only thing to do after a trailer landed on his foot. winning story is going to air in the next hour.
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top of the hour. i am suzanne malveaux. want to get you up to speed. just a week after hurricane irene hit the east coast and six years after hurricane katrina, the central gulf coast now getting ready for a storm with flooding rains. warnings are now in place, and bob bobby jen dell already calling for a state of emergency. >> what we do know is that there is high wind and a lot of rain and it's going slow. that's not a good prescription for the city of new orleans. texas and oklahoma could really use some of the rains from the tropical system, but that doesn't look like it's happening. 14 big wildfires are now burning in texas, and there are several more in oklahoma. firefighters are making progress against a big fire that is west of dallas. they have it about half
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contained. the monthly jobs report is out, and it's worst than economists expected. it shows employers added no jobs during august, zero. the unemployment rate is unchanged at 9.1%. last hour i talked with christine romans about what this report means. >> we can't be talking about numbers this small. we need to be creating a couple hundred, 300,000 a month to start eating into the unemployment rates, and to make sure that, you know, we're going to have a growing labor market that will absorb everybody that goes into it. it's paralyzed right now. >> the discouraging jobs report driving stocks down across the board. the dow fell down more than 200 points in early trading. it remains in the red right now. it is down 171 points or so. we'll be watching the markets throughout the day. today's jobs report puts
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more pressure on president obama and his jobs plan. he is headed to camp david today where he will work on the speech. the white house says unemployment remains unacceptably high, and republicans were quick to blame the president for these discouraging job numbers. >> we have folks today that are suffering. we talked about 14 million unemployed, and we talk about the millions beyond that that were so disspirited they have totally given up, and the job report comes out today, and zero, goose egg, and we're totally in neutral and we have people suffering out there. >> we're going to bring you president obama's speech on job growth live. firefighters who say they got cancer after the september 11th attacks have more evidence today. a new study finds that those who were at ground zero were 19% more likely to get cancer than firefighters that did not go to
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ground zero. right now the government does not cover cancer costs for the first responders. >> the firefighters watching there at the world trade center and developed cancer over the last ten years, they have the lingering question, why did i get this cancer and was it related to the dust, and would you say what? >> for most instances, it was world trade center related. libya's former leader is warning of a drawdown and a bloody fight. there is still no sign of moammar gadhafi, but military sources say he may be hiding somewhere between bani walid and sirte. he urges his followers to keep fighting in an audio message aired on syrian television yesterday. he seems to be channeling almost mohamm
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mohammed ally. >> we now want to bring you the latest on the weather system on the new tropical storm emerging. karen mcguiness in the weather studio. what are we expecting? >> this is a paradoxal system. we're expecting it to wreak all kinds of havoc across the coast. many of you will be headed towards the gulf coast region, the north central gulf coast. it's not going to be a good weekend at all for you to make some of your last gasps of summer plans. this is a rather elongated system. we're watching a lot of that axis, the southwest and northeast axis where most of the pressure is located. however, what we do anticipate, because the water is so warm, we're looking at water temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. kinds of the ideal water
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temperatures for the systems to develop. there's little in the way of shear taking place here. and it's a tropical depression, probably going to make it to prop kul storm intensity later on today, but we just don't know when. it will drench the gulf coast from around mobile bay towards new orleans and will texas see any of this? the computer models are mixed. right now it suggests it will go in somewhere along the louisiana cost. but right now the computers are all over the place. they are not definitive as to where this will go, but we will be watching it between 10 and 20 inches of rainfall. there's a fire near new orleans, so the firefighters will definitely need that. >> thank you for the warnings and we will keep a close eye on all of those developments. last month job growth came to a screeching halt, and
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employers adding no new jobs for the month. thomas danny boston joins us to help sort it out. the story behind the numbers, danny, no jobs created. how bad is this? what does it mean for us? >> this is much worst than expected. we expected somewhere between 50,000 and 70,000 jobs, and that didn't happen. we added 17,000 on the private sector, and the government took away 17,000 on that side. so we are at a standstill. it's -- the corporations have record profits and sitting on cash but not investing. we're in the situation because of the uncertain and unwillingness as corporations to invest as well as consumers to spend. >> is there any light here in
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the report? are all the sectors of the economy, all the areas, no growth at all or were there some areas where there were some jobs and we are seeing growth? >> there were some jobs, the normal cast of characters, health care and education, but for the most part there was a cut back across all sectors. we did not see any jobs broadly speaking or taking place across the economy. again, we are at really a crossroads, because there is panic in the market because we did not get jobs, but there's no reason for the panic if we can get corporations to begin spending money. we're not here because the corporations are experiencing bad times, that's negative profits, and we're here for the opposite reason, they're sitting on piles of cash but all because of the fallout because of the downgrade of the credit ratings and the rhetoric in washington, it actually stalled us in the
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economy. >> so releasing some of the money, we're going to have to figure out how to do that. we'll come back to you and a panel of experts will talk more about what needs to happen to get the economy going and turn things around and create jobs again. in addition to danny, we will hear from a financial expert and a business owner and a woman looking for wuk. [ car door closes ] ♪ are you okay? yeah, i'm okay. and the truck? i got good news for you, kid. you're getting a new truck. what do you mean? i mean it's gonna cost more to fix than it's worth. besides, the truck's older than you. grab your stuff out of the truck and meet me up front. ♪ ♪
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all right. getting america working again. next week president obama will roll out his plan to promote job growth. the white house has not exactly said what is it in. first an extension of the
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payroll tax cut. that would mean extra money in your paycheck. business tax credits. businesses could get a tax break for each newer worker they hire. and then infrastructure spending. the president may propose new spending on roads, bridges and school buildings and renovation. that's what the president could include. what should it include? that's a question we will ask our panel of experts. georgia tech economists, danny boston is back with us, and we have financial expert, clyde anderson, author of the book "what had happened was", and i have to ask you about that tilts, clyde, and johanna hill. and we have norma siegfried.
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45 seconds or less. danny let's start with you. what needs to happen? what does the president or congress need to do to move this forward and create jobs. i have a little bell here. >> real quickly, and i will be drummed out of the economics profession for saying that, but we need to have a surcharge on qe 2, and it's a way of keeping interest rates low and making money available for corporations to borrow and invest. they are borrowing it and sitting on idle cash but not spending. we need to encourage them to spend. we can impose a surcharge if they have the excess cash. we have to do something about small and mid-sized businesses, because that's where the whole engine of wealth is. we need policies to help those
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businesses. and we have to address the address the issue of the disproportionate unemployment by minorities. >> all right. what do you think should be in there to make it hopeful so you could get a job? >> the tax incentive and job training would help. and make the people and make the companies register with the department of labor, as some do now, and make it mandatory that they all do. have the unemployed worker go to these companies and collect their check, and spend 20 or 25 hours with the companies and still get their unemployment check. if that company decides to hire that person within 60 to 90 days, fine, give them a great incentive. everybody wins. you still get a check and you are getting job traini training/exposure, to a different employer maybe, because you may have to change
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jobs, things that you normally do, you may have to do something else, but at least you get the exposure, and get the job employer, you know, a tax incentive. >> all right. clyde? >> i like the tax incentive. the training is crucial to get the potential employees, you are paying them unemployment and get them in here and get them trained, and have them under how it works, and it helps to have them in there when you have that hiring decision, you have that person trained and knowing your system. they can look at sba. it's a program for small businesses. it's the life blood of america when you are talking about small businesses. that's what drives our company. so if we get the fed to buy up some of the debt, we could make strides towards helping people to get jobs, and getting small businesses to feel comfortable. they are comfortable about
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making new hiring decisions. i know somebody is behind me and i know i have the additional boost of income, and it's going to help me say i want to hire five new people, and that's what is going to drive the economy. >> let's talk to somebody that does hiring. sorry you are not here with the party here on the couch, but what are you listening for? >> for us in our business, it's much more simple than tax credits and things like that. it starts with demand. we need the order book to start improving and long-term contracts, and for that to happen our customers have to feel that, and our customers are the airlines of the world, and the business jet manufacturers and the u.s. military, and they have a lot of uncertainty in terms of look at the stock prices, they are all over the board, or for the military it's what programs is the government going to invest in. when they feel stable then they will start sending orders to us.
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>> i want to go one more round again real quickly. what do we think is holding this back from creating jobs in the economy, danny? >> we have to get the housing sector going, and we in a sense almost over stepped by imposing the kinds of regulations in terms of borrowing. it takes almost a near perfect credit score and cash in order to get a mortgage or refinance a home. we need to adjust that. that's the cost issue. and we also -- i mentioned before, 40% of the unemployed are comprised of of hispanic and african-american workers, and we need to have a program that addresses that. one way to do that is to look at supporting businesses that are organized by minorities and women because they hire a disproportionate share of the pool of workforce. and we have to create uncertainty in washington, pipe down the political rhetoric and make it a much more convenient
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environment for individuals to engage investing. >> joe hanna, what do you think is the problem here? >> it's the bickering. i don't know why we can't sit down at a table and talk about how to make things better for all of us, and it is just stop all the political stuff going on. it's crazy. >> clyde? >> we spent how many weeks on the debt ceiling debate. we need to spend that much time and more time talking about jobs. i think we need to have that job task force really come together and step up and figure out who the people are that can help push the scoreboard forward. we need to sit down and say we are going to spend that much time focusing on getting jobs and job creation. and it's not going back to see what dwight higeisenhower did i the depression. >> meredith, what do you think
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is the biggest impediment here in creating jobs? >> it's an unstable economy. the thing that would help the most is leadership that says, hey, it's going to be okay. the economy is going to improve. we start seeing it in the matrix, in the stock markets and in the direction for the u.s. military programs. >> everybody was good with that 45-second time limit there. meredith, next time you will have us here on set with us. you can join the rest of us. >> i would love that. >> thank you all for joining us and i learned a lot from your panel today. a reminder of the president's speech on job growth and that's next thursday, and you can see it live at 7:00 p.m. eastern. and so many people out of work pounding the pavement, and doesn't seem to matter if you have a college degree or experience. >> i am doing a lot of odd and
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end jobs, and security at a nightclub at night. >> i sent out everything online. >> we will highlight their stories. we also get some great tips on the best restaurants and hotels and travel spots. in this week's travel insider, patrick oughtman takes us to a mexican restaurant in seattle that rents kayaks. >> reporter: one of the things about living in the city is you don't have to go far to find amazing views of the water, whether it's punlgit sound or the rivers and lakes nearby. it seems like you have incredible water views just about everywhere you look. there's a mexican place, upstairs they serve food and downstairs they rent out kayaks. the idea is you come for a bite and then go out for a paddle. as you paddle along you see the
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history of seattle. you go underneath the old bridges and you understand pretty soon it starts to dawn on you that really to get from that side of seattle to this side of seattle, you had to paddle. now, people are a little bit more remote. they see the water from afar, and they think everything is great on the water, and it looks good to have it there, but they are not really experiencing being on the water. >> for $15 an hour, you can rent a kayak. the restaurant also organizes tours you can go where boats pass through and on nights there's a fool moon they have midnight paddles. you have amazing views of the space needle and a short paddle away from here you can go and see house boats made famous by the movie "sleepless in seattle." you get views of seattle from the water. you just can't get any other way. so whether you live here or you are visiting seattle, don't miss
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that's how we're helping set opportunity in motion. here are some of the stories ahead on the rundown. four months after tornadoes tore through alabama the football is trying to rally the city of tuscaloosa. and then there's hope that they link the toxic powder to the cancers they have. and in today's tough job market, who has it easier.
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college grad or a grandmother? with years of experience? our sandra endo takes a look. >> how can a call -- >> reporter: two years after graduating from college, the 25-year-old tony fletcher has yet to put his administration degree to use. >> i am doing odds and ends jobs, and security at a club at night. anything i can do to keep food on the table. >> denise jones is also looking for a job. she said she was laid off 16 months ago after her position as a medical clerk was outsourced to india. >> i have sent out so many resumes. everything is online. online. i have not gotten one response. >> reporter: this grandmother moved in with her daughter and being a senior citizen in this job market makes it even tougher. >> i am experienced. how many people -- how many companies really will utilized that experience and at least pay
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you a decent wage? >> reporter: fletcher and jones may be at opposite ends of their careers, but both are scouring job fairs and fighting for work in a market perhaps too small to straddle generations. >> and the market is probably if you are 28 to 45, you're old enough to have a record of job experience and young enough to understand some of the new technologies. >> reporter: who is more marketable? the granny or grad? it's versus wisdom and experience. this job market is pitting every generation against each other, but it comes down to what each person brings to the table. >> it comes down to how proactive you are in the job search. >> so don't give up? >> don't give up, persist and be proactive. >> reporter: seniors and grads are two groups most likely to
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give up and drop out of the job market. sandra endo, cnn, los angeles the jobs report for august is out today. it's bleak. the labor department says employers added no, no new jobs last month. and we go to the new york stock exchange. corina, how is wall street reacting to this? >> suzanne, as expected the dow is down by 189 points right now, and that's better than the session lows of minus 249. five stocks are falling for each one rising and the nasdaq and s&p are sharply lower. investors are looking for safer assets today so treasuries are doing well as is gold that is up by 2%. it all has to do with the bad jobs report. investors did expect a weak report but still expected to see a gain. all of this puts more pressure on president obama next week for
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the jobs search on wednesday. and analysts are saying don't expect a silver bullet. there is not one. the white house yesterday said unemployment won't get back to normal for six years. >> yeah, and they are trying to tap down the expectations. does it mean the policy workers, the federal reserve won't be doing much or might we see a stimulus in the future? >> this is the big question. unlike other central banks around the world, they want to tackle inflation and kick start the jobs picture in the u.s., and this will increase the dialogue. the fed did discuss a stimulus but there's a lot more dissension. one idea being floated around is to buy longer term bonds to keep the rates low, and sell short term bonds that the fed's balance yuns sheet is not expanded.
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any talk of stimulus can be a tough sell with the current environment, and stimulus is not popular right now because of the tacking of the debt, and we are looking for a two-day meeting instead of one due to the weakness in the economy and they have a lot to talk about. >> thank you so much. well, are you ready for some football? one southern city devastated by tornados certainly is. alabama's team trying to rally tuscaloosa. [ male announcer ] it's been a good year for the chevy silverado. and not because of the awards or the accolades. no, it was good because you told us so.
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trapped under a trailer. you may recall when tornadoes ripped through alabama in april. unbelievable, those pictures. the university of alabama campus was spared but the community surrounding the university was not. since then students, athletes, have been determined to get the school's football team back on the field. now that is about to happen. our reynolds wolf is in tuesd tuscaloosa. my sister used to teach at the alabama of law school there, and it's a big, big deal. you were back there in april and there now, and how has the mood changed? >> reporter: well, the mood it's kind of interesting. it made people what is important. you have friends and family in the state of alabama that is on both sides of the tremendous rivalry, and they both came together and certainly had the
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sense of importance when it comes to family. but when it comes to football here at the university of alabama, the stadium behind me is truly the epicenter of everything that there is about college football. college football to those that are not familiar about alabama football, it's like rocket fuel to the space shuttle, something you have to have. we were taspeaking to students campus, and they cannot wait. >> it's a big deal for me. my first game as a freshman. but being the first one after the tornado and everybody coming together, you know, and seeing tuscaloosa is still here, and we're still playing football and it's a big one. >> the team will have to come out and show the community that through the tornado and through everything that we can still come together for a good cause, and play a good game of football. >> i will be in the stadium and will cheer the loudest.
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>> reporter: one of the amazing aspects of the contest is not who they are playing, they are playing a good team, and they are a decent team. the thing about about ken state, and they came over and helped to part the community. they have a contest taking place at this stadium, but both sides of the contest coming together for a great cause. >> tell us more about why it's important to the community? some folks might not get it, they may not link what does a football game mean to the folks in tuscaloosa? they need that boost and support the sense of carrying on their community after the devastation they saw in april? >> reporter: well, it's definitely very, very important. it's very important for what happens in tuscaloosa.
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a good state was ravaged by the tornados. living in the state of alabama, we don't have professional sports. so what is important to us when it comes to sports is college football. doesn't matter if you are a tiger, you pull for the crimson tide. that rivalry is like a knife fight in the phone booth. one thing that has been missing and one thing that will help to restore the community is for games to start up once again and that will get under way around noontime here in alabama. let's send it back to you. >> reynolds, what have you seen in terms of changes of the community? have folks been able to rebuild their homes? they are getting back to school and some of the schools have opened as well. >> reporter: you know, you bring up a good point and it's something that a lot of people will deal with when they come back to visit. parts of the community, to answer your question first, yes, there are certainly signs of progress, and things are
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rebuild. one thing that is important that a student mentioned the other day, when people return to tuscaloosa for the games, they turn off on mcfarland boulevard, and when they do they will see things that look just as pristine as a year ago, and then there will be a place where there used to be subdivisions or malls, and those are scrubbed clean. if you were dropped on earth at this exact spot, you would think that there were always fields and blank spaces there. the tornado wiped that part off the earth. you heard a roll tide back in the background, and you will hear quite a few on the other sides of the state by eagles tomorrow. >> we look forward to hearing those roll tides. good to know the community getting back on its feet. firefighters that got cancer after working at ground zero, they have been struggling to
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we shop. you save. many of the firefighters that rushed to ground zero to help on september 11th got cancer. they have been fighting to prove it was no coincidence. and those first responders now have new ammunition for their fight. >> suzanne, the real issue is the connection between the dust and cancer. other medical problems such as
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respiratory problems have been well studied. but people are back and forth on the cancer issue. the doctor said there was a 19% increase likelihood of cancer if somebody was a first responder and a member of the fire department of new york. i talked to him in advance of this embargo being lifted. take a listen. >> as we start to see answers, we want to answer the question, is cancer increased. i have to say my bias was that we would not see an increase. i thought we would find the opposite. >> you were surprised? >> very much so. whether we can see if cancer is increased in other responders or area responders, their area is so unique, and 85% of the exposed were present in the first 48 hours of the collapse when the exposure was massive.
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that is a very unique exposure. >> firefighters watching have the lingering question, why did i get the cancer and was it related to the dust, and you would say what? >> for most instances it was world trade center related. >> very powerful when you listen to him saying most of the cancers in the patients were world center related. ten years is still a short time in the world of science, and they would like to see 20 and 30-year studies, and this was only fire department workers who were first responders, and you cannot jgeneralize it to other people. and it can cause inflammation, which could be the genesis of many of the different types of cancer that the doctor saw. it's a controversial issue and
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still unsettled obviously, just in july of this year the mantra was that there was no connection between cancer and dust. this study may change that debate, so stay tuned to see what happens, suzanne. back to you. >> thank you, sanjay. you can see his investigation and also rare, never-before-seen footage in his documentary, terror in the dust, and it airs this wednesday at 11:00 p.m. eastern. film makers have used the twin towers in many movies since the september 11th attacks. our jeanne moos takes a look at their film cameos. but first freemany advice from the cnn money help desk. >> time for when we get answers to your financial questions. joining me the founder of the financial blog, and then a senior financial planner. lynette, this comes from
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many film makers have been inspired to use images from the twin towers after the september 11th attacks. it could be seen in many movies in the last ten years. but as cnn's jeanne moos shows us one filmmaker wants to show
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it in a different light. >> reporter: after the images of gushing smoke, maybe it's time to see them in the rosy grow of the movies. inspiring awe in "home alone 2," and something to make crocodile dundee to know he had arrived, and something to make you feel sad about leaving, and now there's a montage of movie cameos featuring over 75 clips. blink and you will miss the powers seen through the cars rear window -- it took video cartoonist dan math seven months working on and on to compile the montage. >> we don't get to think of it
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as 30 years it's been standing there, so it's a celebration of that. >> reporter: from superman to king kong. after 9/11, the towers were removed from the "soprano's" open, and so was a spiderman tease as spiderman spun from tower to tower. but instead of staying struck in images of destruction, dan math celebrates the life of a building, even though in the absence, it's presence has a huge presence. jeanne moos, cnn. ♪ >> gives you a sense of pride to see them. well, almost ten years after the attack on 9/11, and we will head
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you told us what you would like to see, and we're listen. federal agents raid gibson guitar factories looking for illegal wood. the company's ceo insists they are not smugglers. ♪ >> reporter: he makes guitars that make america sound cool, but gibson ceo is being ordered to change his tune. ♪ >> seems ironic you're playing the blues right now. >> i got the blues. >> reporter: that's because in august the agents raided his factory for the second time in two years alleging the importation of rare protected wood, and in case ebony and rose wood from india. and it's alleged gibson falsely rabled the wood shipment to make it sound legal, and omitted the
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company name. >> we were not engaged in smuggling. we have been buying fingerboard stock on a regular basis from india for 17 years. >> reporter: on the neck of a guitar, the tropical hardwood is prized for the look and durability, but it's subject to a law aimed at fighting black market trade and protected animal parts and plants and anything made from them. >> reporter: but the material that game in the box from india looked just like this. >> reporter: he says the finger boards gibson imported from india were confiscated as illegal wood by the federal government. >> the law says if a guitar or an instrument of any kind crosses a border, you have to know the spiecy of wood it came
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from. >> if this is true, could hundreds of national stars like paul mccartney and b.b. king risk their instruments being confiscated at the border. >> michelle obama gave a guitar to the prime minister of france just a year ago. >> reporter: the first lady may have broken the law? >> uh, yes. >> reporter: if you own a gibson don't worry, when we asked for clarification, it released this statement. we target corporations and individuals who are removing protected species from the wild and making a profit by trafficking in them. right now in spite of the strong claim of innocence, gibson is a target. >> a nightmare.


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