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anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder. these all have effects on the voice and we could measure something about somebody's state of mind using the voice. there are problems to be solved. the problem is how do you get access to measuring somebody's symptoms over time? well, this is one way of doing it. any other way will require patients to have a neurologist on hand every day. and i don't think that will happen. >> max little is a daring invator who is crossing disciplines and pushing boundaries to change the way doctors diagnose and care for parkinson's patients. and that's what earns him a spot on "the next list." thank you for joining us. i'm dr. san n n ny dr. sanjay g. hope to see you back here next rek. hi, everyone.
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and thanks for joining us here in the cnn newsroom. i'm deborah feyerick in for frederica whitfield. a sad day in football. as we speak the kansas city chiefs are playing their nfl game despite the tragic loss of a team member, linebacker jovan belcher shot his girlfriend yesterday, then drove to the team practice facility and killed himself, pulling the trigger while his coach and general manager watched in disbelief. belcher and his girlfriend recently celebrated the birth of their 3-month-old daughter. casey wian, what are investigators learning about why apparently belcher did this? >> reporter: police are telling us at this hour there was some sort of an argument in the hours before the shooting of kasandra perfect kikin perkins, early saturday morning. neighbors said they never heard the couple fighting. they've been living together in the neighborhood for about a
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year, seemed to be getting along fine. both very happy after the birth of their daughter three months ago on september 11. i spoke with belcher's agent who also happens to be the agent for chiefs head coach romeo crennel and who witnessed the suicide of belcher, the agent said from everything he knew the couple were happy. he said belcher was a very high character young man and just absolutely out of character expressing total shock that he would be someone who would be involved in something like this, deb. >> you know, casey, some people think the game should have been canceled. what is the mood there? >> reporter: the mood i can best describe it as somber. we spoke to some fans who had mixed reactions about whether the game should go on or not. let's listen to what some of them had to say. >> i think had he made the right decision to play the game because you've got to continue
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on. life goes on, you know. it's a tough decision, but i think they made the right decision. >> we were glued to the tv to see what was going on. when they decided to go ahead and come on out, we decided to go ahead and support the team. >> it's just very sad. it's sad for a mother who loses her son. it's sad for that little baby. it's just sad. >> reporter: obviously a difficult decision the chiefs and the league had in front of them. the front office, the captains of the team, the national football league, all had discussions on saturday, and came to the decision that the game should be played. i have to tell you, though, that the kansas city chiefs average 70,000 fans per game this year. this stadium is usually 92% full. i was just in there a little while ago. i'd be shocked if it was half full today. it's a very tight game. chiefs ahead 17-14. i have to say this is the quietest nfl crowd that i have ever heard. so fans are clearly subdued and
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some of them so subdued they decided to stay away apparently, deb. >> casey, finally, there was supposed to be a moment of silence for all victims of domestic abuse. did that happen? >> reporter: yes, it did happen. apparently there was some discussion of wearing an arm band in honor of a dead teammate. some felt that was not -- that would not be an appropriate way to honor the other victim in this tragedy, his girlfriend, kasandra perkins. so they decided to hold a moment of silence for the victims of this tragedy and all domestic violence victims. >> casey wian, thanks so much. we'll check in with you later on. a tragedy happened outside the bank of america stadium last night. a 22-year-old man in critical condition after falling from a ramp down 40 feet. the incident happened moments after kickoff of the acc championship between florida state and georgia tech. authorities say they think it's the first such incident at the charlotte, north carolina, venue.
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well, 30 days and counting to the country's potential fall off the fiscal cliff. avoiding it will depend on what lawmakers in these two buildings do or don't do. if they do nothing, everyone's taxes go up and automatic spending cuts take effect. still, it appears congress and the president are digging in with no deal in sight. >> if they are going to force hi higher rates on virtually all americans because they're unwilling to let tax rates go up on 2% of americans, then that's a choice they're going to have to make. >> this isn't an issue about democrats or republicans. my goodness, this is about our country. >> well, one thing both sides agree on is the government needs to raise more money. how much? how they do it? those are two of the many sticking points and the clock is ticking. a series of suicide car bombings leave five people dead in eastern afghanistan today.
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inis yo no reports of any u.s. casualties. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attacks. and in wyoming a college teacher may have saved the lives of several of his students. authorities are praising the instructor's actions. he tackled a man who barged into the classroom, shooting the instructor in the head with a hunting bow. more startling, the attacker was the professor's own son, according to police. the gruesome scene played out friday casper college. the local police chief explains what happened. >> the suspect stepped into the classroom where professor klumme was ready to begin the day, faired one arrow and struck the photographer in the head. the professor got up and even though mortally wounded he fought the suspect off. the students in the room were all able to escape during this altercation because of the
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courage of the professor. >> police say that before attacking james krumme, his 25-year-old son, christopher, are fatally stabbed his dad's girlfriend at the couple's home. he allegedly stabbed his father to death before turning it on himself and dying of a self-infli self-inflicted knife wound. well, she has flown all over the world but now hillary clinton is hanging up her diplomatic wings. just who will be the next secretary of state? that is the $64,000 question. could the answer be ambassador susan rice or maybe senator john kerry? we'll look at the long and short list next. my doctor told me calcium
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one of the big decisions president obama must make is who will replace secretary of state hillary clinton. john kerry's name is floating around. there's talk of michael bloomberg or bill clinton. dana millbank is a "washington post" columnist. the president is standing firm by rice. we remember the stern words he gave against the senators who were targeting her. take a listen. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and to besmirch her reputation
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is outrageous. >> since then a couple of other senators besides mccain and graham have spoken out saying rice misled the public. when the american ambassador and three others were killed in the attack in september. the real question here is can she be confirmed? not just because of benghazi but because of her whole body of work as the united nations ambassador? >> well, she does have an unusually large number of enemies on capitol hill because of things that have happened in the past, certainly john mccain because of the campaign. but others that she has antagonized along the way. but what's interesting here is the more republicans are pushing back on this, it puts the president in a position of perhaps he wasn't going to nominate her before but it's almost like he can't back down from the fight now and he needs to spend his political capital on this fight. so the others are probably having the reverse effect of that which they are intending.
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if the president wants to put up a fight, he can get her confirmed by the senate. the question is, is that what he wants to spend his political capital on? >> absolutely. one of the things i see this play out, some of the senators are really punishing president obama for winning in part because they believe that rice lied to make it seem less than it really was leading up to the election. floating senator kerry's name out there, he is supported by a lot of the same people attacking rice. is there political gamesmanship going on right here? >> there certainly could be some element of that going on. i think there is some particularly in mccain's position a great deal of history there with susan rice. it is interesting that they want to make this stand on again benghazi because there were, indeed, problems, things to be probed about what actually occurred over there in libya.
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but the idea of going after her and disqualifying her for secretary of state because she read out talking points on a sunday talk show is kind of a difficult argument to make. >> and i think that's what the majority of the public has sort of trouble reconciling, which is, look, when news is breaking, everybody sort of goes with what they've got and then has to readapt it. why there's so much anger against her is confusing to a lot of people. dana milbank, nice to have you on with us. >> my pleasure. well, in japan frantic rescue attempts after a tunnel collapsed on several cars. we have the latest details. and tonight it's "cnn heroes." we'll meet a past winner and hear why he became a national celebrity in his home country after winning the award. many of my patients clean their dentures with toothpaste. i tell them dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores
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set your alarms for 9:00 tonight and join us here on cnn for our "cnn heroes all-star tribute." for a little where are they now, nischelle turner has our 2009
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hero of the year. tell us how dramatically life has changed. >> reporter: yeah, they definitely do. come on in here efron. he is our 2009 cnn hero of the year. we were talking earlier, once a hero, always a hero. deb was just asking a question about how your life as a hero has changed since you were honored by this program? because were you doing good work 0 with the dynamic team company in the philippines for about a decade. since then what has happened? >> after cnn heroes helped us to get a lot of attention and the program has been replicated for more than 70 times all over the country and even the government noticed. they are replicating it it across the nation.
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we are also able to effort with other unsung heroes, volunteers, their time volunteering with us, and also we're able to build our own school. we call it the bush garden school. >> it was in the form of a bush garden. now here is the question that i know parents everywhere want to know because it's hard enough to get a teenager to do just about anything, but you have gotten teenagers to help teach children in the philippines slums reading and writing and start to make a difference. so you're paying it forward as well. >> yes. actually, yes. it is an inspiration from my mentor who encouraged me to love learning and embrace it because he believed that if you love and embrace learning, it will love and embrace us back. i live it so that's why i'm doing this. it's because i love learning and i want to share those children who are deprived or have no opportunities to have education. >> reporter: and the other
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thing, too, deb, with the cnn heroes program, it's an opportunity to get dressed up and celebrate those people. every day people who do extraordinary things and that's what we like about this. the hero gets $250,000 grant to help aid their cause. this is a celebration with a cause and it really does go a long way. the top ten heroes each get a $50,000 grant. and so we like to do that. we like to see people like efron who are really doing great work celebrated at least for one night of the year. >> absolutely. as you say, nischelle, it's just passing it on. pay i paying it forward. thanks. there's a lot of buzz and momentum there now as everybody does get ready to show up tonight, right? >> reporter: yeah. there's a lot going on. the red carpet, we're standing on the red carpet now. there's a lot going on. you see the crews up there putting finishing touches. we had to put the tarp up because it never rains in southern california. well, it has been for the last
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three days so we want to make sure everybody who has their wonderful outfits on stays dry and pretty. we're doing that, putting the finishing touches on. 9:00 eastern time tonight the show will kick off an hour before anderson cooper has a wonderful special sharing the spotlight that will air on cnn as well. and we're going to have a great night. good times here. >> nischelle turner, thank you so much. we appreciate you joining us. thanks so much. >> reporter: sure. >> all right. well, forget the snow and the icy roads. doesn't this -- take a look. doesn't this scene look so much more appealing? we're going to show you how you can escape the winter with some great vacation deals. plus, later we sit down with actor brad pitt who talks about his faw tour with angelina jolie and weighs in on political issues. >> now there's a resurgence in hope again and i hope it's a time where more bipartisanship
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martinique you feel surrounded by culture. you go to this place, it's only 16 rooms, lovely, airy, beautiful, crisp white linens and linen draped chaises and you are surrounded by this great creole, french culture. all of that together and under $250 a night. i feel this place is a steal. >> remarkable. to the hermitage plantation. it used to be a sugar plantation? >> it did. it dated back to the 1600s. again, it really has that feeling that you are in this old world place. if you think about those gingerbread plantation houses that you imagine, this is that fantasy come to life. there aren't that many rooms so you are, again, in this intimate space. the inn actually has a rum punch that dates back 350 years. it's an absolute secret what is
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in it so you have to keep on trying it. plenty of rum. to combat that they do afternoon tea every afternoon on the veranda of the great house, and that is very much back to the english history of the island. >> and what's nice is these places seem smaller and more personal and let's go to jamaica, this hotel has a real focus on relaxation. tell me a little bit about it. >> they do. and that's what you really need to do. it's great to snorkel, to be active, but you need time to relax. at tensing pen it's all about relaxation. it's all about yoga. it's all about hammocks overlooking the water. it's about low-key snorkeling, all about reggae, and what i love about this property, again, is that it's small. it's only 21 rooms. you are in the very rustic thachd huts and so you're basically spending time going off the grid and that's what all of us need, a little warmth, a little off the grid, a little
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rum. that's the plan for the holidays. >> rum and yoga. makes the yoga are more interesting. thank you so much. we appreciate it. for more information on great travel tips, check out this month's "travel & leisure magazine." " i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit today.
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