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paid trip, as well. so if you're looking to hit the reset button, go to, send in a video. i'm going to watch it with our producers and figure out who the next team will be. well, that will wrap things up, stay connected with, and keep things going, as well. >> hello, everyone, it is the top of the hour, i'm don lemon here at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. we'll start with this. it looks like the murder-suicide in the nfl to report right now. kansas city chief's linebacker jovan belcher killed himself in front of his coach and general manager today, just after police believe he shot his girlfriend dead. we'll have full details on this
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story in just a moment. john mcafee is going to talk to cnn, and nobody else about this. he is the security millionaire on the run. police want to question him about a murder. wait until you hear about the hoops he had to jump through to get the exclusive interview. and jordan davis, seventeen years old. today, he was buried. shot dead after an argument about loud music. we're going to update you on the case facing the man who killed him. and in the meantime, personal tragedy in the world of sports. police in kansas city say a linebacker for the nfl chiefs, shot and killed his girlfriend this morning. it is a disturbing story. then he drove to the team's training center where he turned the gun on himself. police have identified him as jovan belcher, and had been with the team for four years. a spokesperson joins me now on the phone, officer sapp, this is sad story, and it is horrible to have to report.
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but walk us through what happened. >> yeah, a little before 8:00 this morning, we received a call from a resident, a 911 call stating there was a shooting in a residence. when we arrived on scene, a lady came out later identified as jovan's mother, stating there was a lady inside shot multiple times. officers went in and she was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. about 20 minutes later, about ten minutes after 8:00, we received a call from arrow head stadium security and they had stated that jovan belcher was standing out in the parking lot of the practice facility with a gun to his head. when the officers arrived there, when they were getting out of their car they started to approach. and that is when jovan walked the opposite direction and shot and killed himself. >> oh, my gosh. and the coach said that he did it in front of the coach, right? >> that is correct, when the officers pulled up, coach
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crennel, and two others were standing outside talking with him. and you know, after the shooting we spoke with the coaches, just a preliminary interview. they were stating that they never felt in any danger. they stated that jovan was, you know, pretty much there thanking them for everything they have done for him since he has been a chief. and a short time later is when he walked away and shot himself. >> mr. snap, any idea of a possible motive here? >> you know, we do not -- the preliminary interviews with the witnesses involved, the mother at the house stated that they had been arguing. but nothing physical. until this morning, when the shooting occurred. so we're obviously interviewing everyone that was -- the mother is -- of course, she was at home with the two victims. and also, there was a three month-old child at home. so like i say, we're talking to
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mom and witnesses at the practice facility. because we're trying to figure out exactly what he said to them, if he explained exactly what happened at the house. and, like i say we're getting formal statement now from the coaches. and hopefully we can kind of get an idea of why this occurred. >> well, thank you for joining us, kansas city police spokesperson darrin snap, we appreciate you. well, in the meantime, the nfl and the chiefs have issued statements offering thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in this tragedy. we have learned the chiefs will play tomorrow's game as scheduled. the game will go on as scheduled. and we'll have more at the bottom of the hour on cnn, so stay tune. john mcafee made a fortune pioneering software, but police want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. but until last month nobody had even seen him. but then he contacted cnn's
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martin savige, martin, it is interesting that he contacted you and what you had to go through in order to get this interview. what did you have to go through to do this? >> reporter: yeah, you know, the setting itself was nearly as bizarre as the interview. and it began a few weeks ago. we have been talking by telephone, john and i. but when i arrived, three words tipped me off, the words were, i'm sorry, i'm late. that was the re-arranged words that were set up beforehand, that meant i would be taken to him. i thought it would be a simple drive. but it was anything but. constant turn arounds, get to a parking lot, oh, no, i'm not there. get into another car, and clearly it was designed to confuse all of us, as to where we were going. it was designed to throw us all off. it worked, we ended up
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someplace. >> so mcafee is in disguise, in hiding somewhere in belize, how long will he keep this up? >> well, you know, the disguise was interesting, there was this man, it was clearly mcafee, he was trying to give us the impression, holding a cane, acting like he was an old man with powder in his hair. we didn't want to throw him off. it was bizarre in the way he acted. i'll give you that. but as far as how long he remains in hiding, that remains to be seen. he clearly feels the walls are closing in on him? listen to this. >> are you afraid? >> wouldn't you be, sir. >> and what have these weeks been like? it has been three weeks now. >> it has not been a lot of fun. i miss my prior life, much of it has been being deprived, well,
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for food -- here we're in bliss, hot showers, a stove, we're fairly happy right now. >> how is this going to end? how do you see it end? i don't have a crystal ball, i'm going to continue to fight until something -- get away doesn't mean leave the country, it means that number one they will find the murderer. number two, the people of this country who are by and large terrified to speak out will start to speak out. and something will change. but i will certainly not turn myself in, and i will not quit hiding. >> this would be funny, if there were not somebody who died. greg fall, an american, was murdered. we don't know who did it. and that is why authorities want to question john mcafee, he was
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his neighbor, and the family wants justice. in other news, seventeen-year-old jordan davis was buried a week after he was shot and killed at a gas station in florida. davis was with friends at a gas station, when a man opened fire after being allegedly threatened by the teens, his father says it doesn't add up. >> if you feel threatened, you call 911, never did he do that, i was told. he sprayed the car with bullets, knowing that kids were in the car. drove to his hotel, as i was told. had a good night's sleep, found out somebody died, which was my son, and still did not alert the authorities. >> but does the killing fall under the stand your ground law? we'll talk about that. and other stories we're following today, there were
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protests in cairo as the democracy enters a dangerous phase, supporters of mohamed morsy packed the area as morsy called for a referendum on a new constitution. his critics say the constitution was rushed through. we'll go live to cairo for a live report in just moments. north korea will try again, taking a stab at sending a rocket into space. this time, putting a satellite into orbit. this is coming from the state-run media. it will be launched between the tenth and 22nd of this month. they tried earlier but it crashed into the sea. the state department is not happy about it, calling any launch by north korea provocative. and nations around the world
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observing world aid's day, in march, bangladesh -- a march in bangladesh, showing how activists have helped this movement go global. 34 million people have been living with hiv. and david beckham's final soccer match is under way. he is playing his final match at the championship game. but beckham is not retiring from soccer. at the age of thirty-seven, he is making his final run before hanging up his cleats. and at a department store, the music, and answer may surprise you. and could be the key here to helping millions who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
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a soldier comes back from war, and learns he has been programmed to respond to certain triggers, in this case, the queen of diamonds to kill a presidential candidate. but can we be triggered like that really? can sights and sounds and smells make us do things we wouldn't ordinarily do, like spend too much holiday shopping we had not planned to buy? human behavior expert wendy walsh is back with us, my lip s are still in bed -- is back with me. the answer is, can we be more programmed to sights and sounds, that stores pump into us?
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absolutely, that is why we do it. >> yes, and a lot of research has been done to create a environment that will make you spend a lot more money. don, i always say the psychology is meeting the environmental forces. you only have to adjust the environment a little bit to change your behavior. it can be used for positive or for corporations to get us to dig into our pocketbooks. >> and they serve you coffee, because it gives you a rush in the restaurant. >> they wish they could serve you wine. >> well, listen about christmas, if they have discovered that holiday music actually makes you buy more. but fast-paced upbeat holiday music doesn't. you need to put on slow to medium-paced music and will spend a lot more. even since, one study in switzerland shows that if they infuse the air of the store with just a light orange scent,
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shoppers spend even more, so really, we're being highly manipulated when we walk into a mall. >> we're going a little bit off the story, but there was a survey not that long ago, about a man who smells like cinnamon rolls, women are attracted to them. but maybe it is the other way around, the men that came in a woman's home, smelled the cinnamon rolls, the chances of getting married were improved. how do we buffer ourselves away from? >> well, there are ways, to protect yourself, gift-giving in a healthy way. one thing, plan ahead, make a list, check it twice. number two, when you go to the mall, don't veer from the list, meaning, buying one for them, two for me. however, if you stuck to your list and budget, it is always good to reward good behavior.
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so you may buy yourself one small gift with a predetermined budget, in other words, if i buy the gifts for family and friends, then i can buy something for $15 for me. >> i am going out to look for the cinnamon roll cologne right now. >> and the last thing, don, remember, halt, any kind of impulsive behavior, whether it is drinking, shopping, eating, never do it if you're hungry, tired, it is an old one, but a goody. >> most of us would never go anywhere, we're like that all the time, especially the news people. >> many people shop like that just to feel better. thank you, wendy, feeling better already. and thousands taking to the streets in dueling rallies, both against mohamed morsy and the protesters. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time,
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dufala, duf . egypt's fragile democracy is facing one of its toughest test, a new constitution could help egypt move forward, but critics say it is a rush job, and could
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pave the way for islamic law. and the area of the arab spring demonstration, many held their own demonstration. >> reporter: for more than a week now, we've seen hundreds of thousands of egyptians protest against president mohamed morsy. now it is others say it is our turn. >> we support morsy and his decisions. >> we all support morsy, because this decision, we all need it. >> reporter: it is hard to say how many people are here. some say more than 100,000, all of them say they support him, and can put on a mass demonstration, too. >> this is the real citizens of egypt. >> reporter: then what do you call the tahrir square?
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the protesters there. >> this is democracy, there are people who agree and disagree. >> reporter: there are a few thousand women out here, but it is overwhelmingly men, they are chanting slogans against and for supporting morsy. the big turnout shows that not everybody in egypt is against president mohamed morsy, the muslim brotherhood. he has significant support. of course, egypt is an islamic country, there is a lot of conservative muslims here, and they support the constitution, and has been drafted. in 15 days they say everybody can vote on it. that is what democracy is about. >> the democracy is the election, and they can choose, let the pick choose, earlier, we never were in politics like
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this. we could never, ever tell our opinion freely and honestly like this. >> reporter: this mass demonstration was remarkably peaceful. we didn't see any violence, only what has become the fight for egypt's identity. the opposition factions in tahrir square have their vision, the supporters of morsy have their vision. the big question moving forward, whose vision will win out. >> all right, reza, thank you, a disastrous thelma and louise strategy, regarding the fiscal cliff, but are they closer to making a deal? that is ahead. so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. ♪ ♪
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reza sa . want to get you up to speed on some of the headlines right now. tragedy strikes the nfl tonight. the kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher has committed suicide after allegedly killing his girlfriend. he shot his girlfriend multiple times at the couple's home. he then drove to the practice area for the stadium, walked up to the coach, the head coach and the general manager. thanked them for what they had done for him and then shot himself in the head. last night, i spoke to mark mcmullen, a former chief's player, he is trying to make sense of it all. >> i am kind of at a loss for words. nobody knows what was going on in that man's mind at that particular time.
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first, i would like to say prayers and condolences to his family and girlfriend's, as well. it is a tough situation, and to hear something like that, you know, for the young man to actually go to the facility of his work place and do something like that, you wonder what is going on, what was his main goal or the purpose of taking his life in front of his coaches. >> well, the team released a statement just a short time ago, and it said in part, the entire chief's family is very saddened by today's events. and our collective hearts have sympathy for the family and friends after this unthinkable tragedy. we will continue to cooperate with the authorities and make sure that appropriate counseling is available to all members of the organization. let's get you up to speed on other matters as well. mexico's president taking the oath of office today before that
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country's office. nieto was at the ceremony earlier. this was 12 years after being turned out of office. that doesn't sit well with others who believe the party bought the election, hundreds clashed outside congress. and he made his fortune making the anti-virus software. but for weeks, john mcafee has been on the run. police want to question him about the death of his neighbor, he spoke exclusively with martin savige. >> how do you see this coming to an end some i. >> i don't have a crystal ball. he says he didn't kill the neighbor, and nor does he know who did it. and family and friends of
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macho camacho, who died after being shot with a friend. the other man died at the scene, camacho died four days later. he won several boxing titles in the '80s, he was just fifty years old. and the cleanup at the site of the train derailment. it is not clear how it was caused, one of the cars killed a chemical, but the coast guard says fumes in the area have stayed within acceptable levels. 50 homes have been evacuated from the area. and lawmakers and president obama have exactly one month to cut a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. a huge package of tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in january one. they spent time blaming each
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other for not getting serious. in his weekly address, president obama says he is ready to make a deal but wouldn't accept continued tax cuts for the wealthiest people. the senate has already passed a bill to keep income taxes from going up on middle class families. democrats in the house are ready to do the same thing. and if we can just get a few house republicans on board, i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. but, it is unacceptable for some republicans in congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they refuse to let tax rates go up on the richest americans. >> republicans say tax hikes on the wealthy mean tax hikes for small businesses, something they insist they cannot accept. here is long-time gop senator orin hatch. >> unfortunately, some on the other side of the aisle are
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indicating a disastrous thelma and louise idea, that will put us in jeopardy, for small business and other parts of the economy. >> they agreed that tax cuts should be renewed for everybody making less than $250,000 a year. but democrats want the tax cuts for the very wealthy to expire. and reigniting the trayvon martin debate, and whether the famous "stand your ground law" should be out lawed. and may havs where bacteria can multiply. polident is designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why i recommend using polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar
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. tough isest -- part is getting started. here is christine romans with one way to break the debt cycle. >> reporter: the baileys are hard working, modest, he is a minister, sue, a registered nurse. >> just over a period of time, we had more credit cards. >> reporter: 13 years later, the couple was overwhelmed by debt, $92,000 in the red, spread over credit cards, with interest rates as high as 30%. they worked with a credit counseling agency and managed a debt plan. >> we look at what their bills are as far as paying their rent or mortgage or utilities, and then we look at debts, who they owe money to, the type of debt.
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. a family buried their seventeen-year-old son today after he was shot and killed last week in a gas station parking lot. according to police in jacksonville, florida, michael dunn was sitting in his car, waiting for his girlfriend when an suv, full of teens, pulled up alongside, he said he felt threatened, grabbed his own gun and fired at least eight shots. now once it was all over, seventeen-year-old jordan davis was dead, leaving his family devastate
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devastated. >> and i'm just -- i just lost it. >> heartbreaking, that is heartbreaking. >> holly hughes is here, a criminal defense attorney. he has been charged with murder. he is sitting in jail right now. but police had to find him. he left the scene and didn't call police, what does that tell you? >> well, you know, i can understand he is panicking, and thinks there is a gun. but what really disturbs me, not only does he leave the scene, he leaves the state. he goes back to his hotel room and spends the night. he hears on the news, this young man has died. there is a fatality from what he did, the shots with the teens, and then he gets in the car and leaves the state. his whole thing, well, i needed an attorney. well, you can get an attorney on the phone, trust me, my clients call me at all times of the day
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and night. so what is disturbing to me, he fled the state. i think he knows, he has a guilty conscience going on. music, over music, he doesn't say the young men were harassing women, and thought the music was too loud. simple answer, roll up the window or back your car three spots down, and this young man's family would not be going through christmas without him. >> had you ever been in florida? there is a gas station all over the place, if you don't like the one there, go to the other. >> this, to me, was excessive. >> we heard a lot about the stand your ground law, especially when it comes to the trayvon martin case in recent months. should he have been able to use the stand your ground law? he says he felt threatened. >> he also says he saw a gun coming out of one of the windows that the young men were in. but the police looked in the window, and didn't find one, and the young men, it is early in
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the indication, there will be an investigation, but we don't know of the gang association, the parents say the kids didn't have guns. they were not this type. >> for lack of a gun, can this type of thing stand up? >> they can certainly file, have the motion with the court and have the motion and say it was justified. that is basically what it is, i had a legal right to be there and felt threatened. but there if there was no gun found, and the man arrested, this man, dunn, he flat out said it was music. so i don't see a stand your ground motion or if it goes to trial, a defense motion. >> it was also in a crowded place with a lot of witnesses. what part will that play in it? >> well, it will play a huge role, and let's face it, these days, convenience stores have good video cameras. so they will pull the footage and say hey, was there a gun coming out of the window? you have all sorts of independent witnesses saying we didn't see that. and we didn't hear the young men
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threatened, or we did see them threatened. that will bear out the evidence, but it doesn't look good for dunn, and of course, is a tragedy for the young man. >> it is, and we'll talk more about it when george howell went out and spoke to the family. and heartbreaking, looking at that mom and my own mom. h when i was a teen, i had a jeep, and listened to all sorts of music. it was not what type of music, everybody plays loud music, especially young people. >> that is exactly right, and his parents, i will join you at 10:00 tonight, to talk more about it. but so gracious, they will automatically say, don't consider it a hate crime, don't mike it divisive. our son was a unifier. >> come on, we're all human, when you hear the story, he was like turn the music down.
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is some somebody disturbed or somebody who did it a lot? what does it's make you think about it. >> okay, when i first heard it. i don't know mr. dunn, he has a certain mindset. so when he sees a particular vehicle with four young black men in it, listening to a particular type of music. it seems to me he has a sort of predispositi predisposition, he believes there is a threat, by what they're listening to. that is problematic, even the supreme court says you can't profile people like that. that is racial profiling. so if you felt threatened because they were young black men, and listening to a certain type of music, you can't do that. even the police officers were not allowed. >> i was not there, i don't know if it was race or what. but i see people who don't react by shooting people. but i see people react that way all the time. the people who have a sense of entitlement and who think that
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the world should be run a certain way. and when it is not run the way they think it should be, they get angry. for me, it is entitlement. >> absolutely, and we're missing a lot of the stand your ground law, it seems like it is a justified way to shoot somebody. >> that is what we'll talk about at 10:00, it should be outlawed. next, can a dangerous and illegal drug be the key to helping people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder? one researcher says yes. to cover cleanup costs. elp thod today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu.
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. more than 7 million americans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, the nightmares, flashbacks, and anxiety can stop them from leading normal lives, experts say half are not helped by conventional treatment. cnn's sanjay gupta reports now. >> some part of you is on guard. it just wouldn't stop. could not shut it down. >> for rachel hope, the mental agony began in childhood, when she says she was abused and raped at age four. as a grown-up, the smallest trigger like a familiar smell would bring it all back. >> i would get very extreme
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stabbing sensations in my body, and then like fixed visuals, like being, for instance, raped. >> mental breakdowns, in the hospital four times, along the way she tried every type of treatment. >> tried rapid movement therapy, fish therapy, yell it out, scream it out. you know? nothing worked. >> and then she discovered an experiment, run by dr. michael midhoffer, a psychiatrist in south carolina. >> this is the study, the place where we meet with people. >> the intense psychotherapy, after intense sessions, after taking a capsule of ecstasy, now listen, on this tape you can hear rachel along with the doctor. >> it felt as if my whole brain was powered up like a christmas tree. all at once.
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>> sometimes usually people did have some very positive or affirming experiences. but a lot of the times it was revisiting the trauma. it was painful, a difficult experience, but the mdma seemed to make it possible for them to do it effectively. >> within weeks, rachel says about 90% of her symptoms were gone. >> i don't scream or have flashbacks anymore. >> and in the results just published, the doctor says 14 to 19 patients were better just three years later. >> the question is, is this just a flash in the pan? the people feel good just take the drug, so the answer to that turned out to be no, it was not just the flash in the pan reaction. >> now of course, just 19 people are a fraction, but it is getting attention, this psychiatrist retired in 2010. >> i have certainly reviewed it and the results look promising. it is like the rest of science,
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we'll apply it, follow where the data leav donaytonon' data leads, we'll leave the politics after the door. >> and sometimes this is contaminated. the pure drug can cause problems, people can actually die from drinking too much water. but in a controlled setting which is what we're talking about here, the evidence does seem to suggest it can be safe. similar studies are under way in europe and canada, and the doctor is studying the treatment to combat veterans, firefighters and police officers. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. >> very interesting, dr. gupta, thank you. and we're celebrating everyday people changing the word. up next, you will hear from a texas man who builds homes for wounded veterans. coming up. cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air -
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every day people changing the world. they'll be honored tomorrow night at our cnn heroes, an all-star tribute. dan was a 2010 cnn top ten hero. he's always our hero. his group operation finally home is creating beautiful homes for veterans returning with serious war injuries. nichelle, we'll hear about dan's amazing work, i want to tell dan that i really appreciate what he does. i got to sit on an airplane for about 12 hours, next to a wounded warrior, and hear his entire story and got to spend time with him on vacation over the holiday. it's amazing, they're so amazing. i really appreciate his work. >> you know, it's interesting, with the story that you told.
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your story with a wounded veter veteran. i'm going to put this chance meeting to work and do the work. we throw the word amazing out for the work that people do. but you really do amazing work. now, operation finally home has been in existence for a while. you became one of our cnn heroes in 2010. at that moment you had built four houses, remodelled four houses, you had four in progress. tell us where you are today since becoming one of our heroes. >> since the cnn heroes nomination in 2010, it's been amazing. it's been incredible. we have given away our 50th home. and we've done some $15 million worth of homes.
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and we've only raised $3 million to do it. that shows you the giving spirit of our americans. we just -- i mean, it's been incredible. >> you talked about giving spirit. and here's what i like. i love these stories when it comes to heroes. your celebrity presenter back in 2010 was kid rock. >> right. >> you and kid rock formed this friendship. you are buddies and he helps you out with the foundation. >> he's an amazing individual. he is such a caring person. we met back in 2010. and we started talking about doing a home together. and just recently we did it, we -- the house is under construction. and we're just so excited about the couple that's receiving the home, the fantastic couple. he's going back to school, he's going to be a schoolteacher like his dad. unfortunately, lost one of his legs. and -- but he's not -- he's like
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what you were saying earlier about amazing -- just an amazing young man. and all of our heroes. they're like that. it's just incredible. >> you are one of our heroes. once a cnn hero, always a cnn hero. i don't know if you can see don because of the cowboy hat, but dan gets this twinkle in his eye when he starts talking about doing his homes. >> these guys don't let anything get them down. a whole group of wounded warriors over the holiday went surfing. congratulations to him. and thank you very much nichelle. anderson cooper hosts our all-star tribute tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern. what's it like to be in a war zone? a u.s. marine took home video of his battle on the lines in afghanistan. and we're going to show it to you next.
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when will mike scotty fought in iraq and afghanistan, he kept a video diary of the experiences he had on the battlefield. it's now a documentary. >> my name is mike scotti. i fought in the initial invasion in iraq in 2003. i just happened to have a video camera with me, and i videotaped what was going on. the job of an observer is to basically be the eyes for the heavy artillery. you're seeing, you know, the results of what artillery does. the explosion. seeing people that have been killed and the remains of children lying on the side of the road. the car random roadblock, and the marines had no choice but to light it up. it turned out to be a father and his baby girl. >> when i first got home, i went down a hole. i started spiralling down and went almost all the way. >> the mike that went to iraq was a fun loving guy. the next thing i recall is mike coming back from the war.
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he was just morose, he was a different person. >> the first couple months was garden variety depression, and then i started becoming angry. you're angry that your friends are getting killed or wounded over there. and the country sometimes forgets it's fighting a war. >> you start having thoughts, what am i going to do, am i going to kill myself? join up, go back to active duty, try to get myself killed? >> mike and i met a year after he returned from the war. the minute i saw his footage, i knew that this was a story that not only did i want to tell, but it was very important to tell. >> it was really sitting in an editing booth reliving it, rehashing it, talking about it, that was the first crack of light that i needed that was filling up the darkness that was inside of me. >> when the film starts getting to festivals, you start seeing mike watch his journey on the big screen with 300 people. he doesn't know laughing and crying and cheering and going th