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chances are there is a social group nearby to join. a common interest, common activity. that's a great way to make friends. spring is here. rsvp yes to your reunion. you could live a longer, healthier life. that will wrap things up for us. let us know what you think. follow me on twitte twitter @drsanjaygupta. top stories the newsroom start now. 7,000 people now scheduled to be tested. a convicted rapist on the lam for years. the first question when he was caught, how did you find me? does winning change everything? after tiger woods's fall from grace we'll look at both sides
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of the coin. 20,000 dollars -- for a smartphone? is it that smart? you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm don lemon. we'll start with this. a real life nightmare for patient who is thought their biggest challenge would be recovering from dental surgery. hundreds of people around the tulsa oklahoma area. their cases, about 7,000 in all are linked to tulsa dentist dr. scott harrington. investigators say it was an unsanitary, chaotic and contaminated mess. straight to susan candiotti now live from tulsa. susan, have a lot of people shown up for the test so far? >> reporter: we know of about 200 so far. we'll get final numbers later tonight. the state asking 7,000 patients of dr. harrington's to be
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tested. that's after state inspectors here in oklahoma found what they call deplorable practices including expired drugs and rusty dental instruments that would have been used during oral surgery. you can imagine what patients are going through. this all started after authorities found a patient diagnosed -- or rather testing positive for hiv and hepatitis. subsequent tests show he was negative for hiv. but still authorities are very worried about cross contamination. we spoke with a teenager and her mother. this young lady was tested today. >> hiv and hepatitis b and c are really hard things to live with. i have been to a lot of school
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things about them. i have learned about them. some of my family is living wit. if i get sick i could be sick for a long time. it freaks me out a little knowing this could kill me. >> do you think he could be charged? >> if this turns out to be the case he should certainly lose his license for definite. i don't think he should be allowed to practice anymore. you know, as far as criminal charges, you know, i don't know what will happen with that. but, you know, how do you say you're sorry to 7,000 people that you could possibly have infected? >> reporter: authorities say they do not suspect there is a major outbreak here. they wanted to get the testing under way today. it will resume next week. don? >> okay.
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it sounds disgusting. is dr. harrington facing charges? >> reporter: right now there are complaints against him. he'll have to face the state board of dentistry here. the state attorney in the area is keeping an eye on the evidence being gathered. it's possible he could be charged down the road. we don't know yet. authorities tell us he has a clean record after 35 years. we have not been able to contact him nor has his attorney returned our calls. >> at least his record is clean. thank you very much. >> a brush fire near i-75 interstate, never a good thing. on this easter weekend when thousands are headed south for spring break it is an especially bad time for this. the interstate has been shut down for 11 miles in both directions south of tampa.
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southbound traffic is being diverted off the interstate at sun city center. northbound has been re-opened within the past hour. we'll have a live report from florida in a few minutes on cnn. the u.s. and south korea are responding to north korea's declaration of a state of war with the south. it's the latest in a series of increasingly bellicose statements the state media warns of all out nuclear war and threatened to dissolve the u.s. mainland. listen. >> translator: from this time on, the north/south relations will be entering the state of war. all issues raised between the north and south will be handled accordingly. the state of neither peace nor war has ended on the korean peninsula. >> south korea says it is nothing new. officially the two countries have been in a state of war since 1950. one mystery surrounding the latest threat is a chart seen in a photo of kim jong un
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reportedly putting his rockets on stand-by. shows targets on the west coast and, for some reason, austin, texas. experts say it is wishful thinking. north korea has no missiles that can reach austin or the u.s. mainland. the world has lost a music legend. phil ramone died today at 72. he was more than a producer. in fact, stevie wonder called him the star of stars bethiend starses. he was a visionary who made technical innovations to compact disks and surround sound. billy joel described him as the most talented guy in my band and said the music world has lost a giant. ray mone won 14 grammys and worked with stars including ray charles, arena franklin, paul mccartney and frank sinatra. the navy say it is man who died in a parachute training accident in arizona was a member of the s.e.a.l. team 6, the squad that went after osama bin
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laden in pakistan. 31-year-old brett shadow died at a training facility. the pair collided in air during a freefall. the other is in stable condition now. the accident is under investigation, of course. a turn for the better for former south african president nelson mandela to report to you. he's responding to treatment for pneumonia and breathing without difficulty. his former wife attended a church service offering prayers for his good health. the world watches, hopeful that the civil rights leader's recovery but nowhere more than right at home. >> he's a good man. he changed our country. only brought good things. we wish him well. get better. >> the whole world is watching. i hope he comes back as soon as possible.
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viva mandela. >> he's a hero, a good fighter. he will be fine. >> the 94-year-old nobel prize winner was admitted to a hospital this week for a recurring lung infection. pope francis is celebrating his first holy week as leader of the catholic church. today he presided over a special easter vigil mass at the vatican. he baptized four people as part of the mass. he's making changes including shortening the three-hour vigil. tomorrow he's set to deliver the easter greeting to thousands at st. peter's square. the pope oaked the showing of a very famous religious relic today, the shroud of tu rin was on italian tv. some believe it was jesus's burial cloth. it is behind bullet proof glass and has been shown on tv only once before in 1973. you can examine the shroud in
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the palm of your hand. shroud 2.0 shows high definition images. keeping an eye on the wildfire in florida, it is shutting down a portion of i-75. bad news for spring break travellers. we'll take you live to the scene ahead. and tiger is back on top with a new ad to celebrate it. but some see this ad and ask, after his very public fall from grace does winning really take care of everything? that's next on cnn. face? [ female announcer ] now there's new neutrogena® naturals acne cleanser. acne medicine from the wintergreen leaf treats breakouts. no parabens or harsh sulfates. for naturally clear skin. [ female announcer ] neutrogena® naturals.
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rory mcilroy disappointed some people when he decided to play in the texas open this week. the world's number two golfer waited until 30 minutes before the deadline to register for the tournament. by playing in texas he'll have to postpone a humanitarian trip to haiti. mcilroy was planning to visit in his role as a unicef ambassador and said he'll reschedule the trip. he said he feelses he needed another tournament to prepare for the masters which begins in just 12 days. we'll be following it for you. does winning take care of everything? does it wipe the slate clean for people? or if you are not the person winning does it make you angry? first look at this new nike ad featuring tiger woods back on top as the number one golfer in the world. his quote, "winning takes care of everything." sure, he's made an amazing comeback after a public fall
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from grace. does the message all is forgiven? i don't know. as long as you're winning? wendy walsh is a psychologist. we'll look at two sides of the coin. first, does winning take care of everything? does it wipe the slate clean? >> nike hopes the fans will believe that. there are two things here. they want to really revere a hero and a winner. the thing about tiger woods, when he had his fall from grace he became the underdog. we all love an underdog. he became real, vulnerable. he apologized. did he cry? >> do you think people were rooting for him? adultery for some reason -- >> to then come back after supposedly redeeming one's self, going to therapy, rehab, that's a piece of it. the people accept him. recently putting out pictures of him and lindsey vonn as a buttoned up couple on facebook. >> that picture was odd.
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>> it looked photo shopped to me. we all love photo shop, but they almost didn't look like they were in the same room. >> on the other side of winning there is a young man hailed as an innovator. then he sells the ad to yahoo! for $30 million. then there is a bunch of sniping directed at the kid and the app. wired called it unexceptional and essentially called the teenager a pawn for yahoo!. others said it's no more than a publicity stunt. the guy got the check. what's the difference here? winning or not? >> he's 17 years old. we hate to reward young people too early. where is the cynicism coming from? his competitors and peers who are all on twitter with envy. envy is a dangerous human emotion, one we need to keep in check. >> not everybody does though.
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>> most people aren't aware how envious they are. if you repress envy it can creep up in the most negative behaviors. so it's better to say, hey, i'm jealous or, ooh, you look good. i love your car. your new suit. get it out with compliments. >> as i was working here in l.a. you said you were by the pool with your daughter. what did i say? >> i'm so jelly. >> get it out. thank you. quickly, we want to update you on a story at the top of the hour. a brush fire near florida's always busy i-75 causing havoc for drivers headed west for easter weekend and spring break. i want to bring in cheryl with bay 9 news standing by for us in ruskin florida. is traffic moving in the area? >> we are told traffic is moving along a lot better on the
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interstate with a much different story earlier with heavy smoke. officials are urging people to be cautious. the situation here at the scene, a lot calmer than earlier. let me show you a fire line. the firefighters dug here trying to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes. people fearing at any moment the fire could take their homes. >> are police giving a hint when traffic might be cleared out? >> well, what we are hearing is traffic is starting november better. but, again, they are keeping an eye on the smoke in this area. especially as you get closer to dark. you never know. it can make for a dangerous mix of smoke and fog. you just never know. people definitely keeping an eye on the interstates here. as the sun goes down in a few hours, and also on this fire
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here tonight. >> thank you. again, we want to remind viewers looking at the pictures this is in the tampa, st. pete area. this is spring break. interstate closed down for 20 miles. you can imagine what it's doing to traffic there. also getting a lot of folks nervous. keeping parents worried because kids are down there for spring break. we'll follow the brush fire shutting down i-75 in florida for i to 20 miles of interstate closed down. the traffic is starting to move. we'll keep you updated. in the meantime, you might have seen the profile picture changes on facebook this week in support of same-sex marriage. i'm sure you saw this. how many people changed their picture profile and what portion of the country shied away from the bandwagon? details next. [ lane ] are you growing old
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one famous face in the crowd is our nation's highest ranking hoops fan. that's president barack obama. tonight wichita state will try to knock off ohio state in a david versus goliath type of match. stay tuned. lots of facebook feeds turned into a sea of red equals signs this week. again it was on facebook. a human rights campaign made the symbol meant to change support for same-sex marriage as the supreme court tackled the issue. shaded areas on the map show areas with the greatest number of profile changes. ann arbor, michigan, had the most. the bible belt had the lowest number of changes. 2.7 million people changed their profile picture on tuesday. they can't say if it was all for the equals sign. the year 2000. the case -- bush v. gore and the lawyers involved in the case. now they are teaming up in
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support of same-sex marriage. wait until you hear how the partnership came up. gloria borjer has a preview of the marriage warriors show down at the supreme court. >> the year 2000, after bush versus gore that i would be sitting with you both today on the same side of a case about gay marriage i would have said, are you nuts? >> well, in the first place, i think we both came to the conclusion that we could be unbeatable if we were on the same side. but if we were on the opposite side, one of us would lose. >> neither of oh us likes to lose. >> reporter: with the election over they became friends. really good friends. even though they still square off in court as recently as last month. >> it was really great -- >> who won? >> the judge will tell us.
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>> i'll tell you one thing. i like it better when he's on my side than against me. >> reporter: they are now teaming up in what they say is the biggest case of their distinguished careers. >> this is the defining civil rights issue of this time. >> it wasn't a republican issue or a democratic or a conservative or a liberal issue. it was an american issue that we could go to the courts and to the american public and say, listen to us. this is about human rights and human dignity and respect for all of our citizens. >> check out marriage warriors, showdown at the supreme court right here on cnn, 7:30 eastern time tonight. usually when criminals are on the run they don't stay in the same place very long. one con vicked rapist has been caught after three decades. he's been in the same place for years. next, we'll tell you how it happened.
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investigators say a convicted rapist was hiding in plain sight. they credit good old fashioned police work for tracking down gary allen irving nearly 35 years after he was convicted of rape. he's been living as a model citizen in maine just 130 miles from the scene of the crime. mary snow has the story for you. >> reporter: this is the man police say eluded them for years with tips going nowhere. gary irving went on the lam in 1978 after being convicted of raping three young women. he took off after a judge postponed his sentencing and gave him a weekend to collect his things. this was the last known photo police had of irving.
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he was one of massachusetts's most wanted fugitives. that changed wednesday when police showed up at his house in maine. they found him hiding in plain sight with his name on the door. authorities say they found the 52-year-old irving watching tv with his wife and grandchild and asked officers how did you find me? >> his wife appeared like she was in a state of shock. she was very cooperative. seemed to be a very nice lady. for all intents and purposes they seemed to be a nice couple that were just living in downtown warren. >> reporter: inside the home police found several guns. irving had altered his name, using greg instead of gary and changed h his birthday. neighbors noticed nothing remarkable. >> he was always pleasant, nice. always liked him. you never know who's living next door, i guess. >> reporter: irving lived with his wife and family roughly 130 miles from where the terrifying
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attacks happened. >> individual in the bushes dragging people at knife point into the bushes and raping them. >> reporter: michael morry si who is prosecuting the case wouldn't say what led police to maine. he said the case heated up in the last three, four months and credits good old fashioned police work. he said victims were notified of irving's arrest. >> one of the victims said to the victim advocate that they were extremely relieved. to finally realize this person had been and will be put behind bars and face sentencing. >> reporter: authorities in maine and massachusetts say they planned to use dna analysis and re-examine unresolved cases to see if there are any links. 52-year-old irving is being held without bail in jail and is scheduled for court on monday. mary snow, cnn, new york.
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>> half past the hour. we'll look at the headlines here on cnn. hundreds of people in and around tulsa, oklahoma, lined up for testing today to see if any of them may have contracted hepatitis or hiv from their dental surgeon. about 7,000 people have been linked to dr. scott harrington. investigators who searched the office say it was unsanitary and contaminated. florida's i-75 is full of spring break travellerers this weekend. but a lot of them are going nowhere fast. the brush fire shut down the high for 11 miles in both directions south of tampa. northbound lanes are open again. at last check southbound traffic is being diverted off the interstate. new york's mayor michael bloomberg trying to get a ban on big sodas reinstated. the mayor is appealing a judge's decision to block the ban. the judge says the ban limiting sugary beverages to 16 ounces
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was arbitrary. the city says the ban is important for health since obesity related illness kills more than 5,000 new yorkers each year. arguments are set for june. many relatives of 911 victims are opposing a new search for human remains. a group of victims' families want an outside investigation of new york city's medical examiner's office and its handling of previous 9/11 dna samples. city officials plan to start sifting through debris at the site come monday. when road rage turns violent. was this self-defense? or was it assault? we'll get to the bottom of it next. first this. your home can be a money pit but come april 15, tax day, your daily shelter can be your tax shelter. here's christine romans with a
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list of deductions that make a difference come tax day. >> first, you can deduct mortgage interest. it's worth nearly $100 billion a year. when you look at your house the biggest deconduction is interest for the mortgage. >> there is a limitation. the first $1 million of debt on a property is tax deductible on your primary residence and your second residence combined. >> reporter: mortgage insurance is deductible. so are state and local property taxes. if you lost money when you sold your house -- too bad. >> unfortunately you can't deduct a loss on the sale of a personal residence but the irs would tax the gains. >> reporter: the first $250,000 of gain is tax-free if you are single. get your calculator and receipt for works that boosted the home value. >> your original cost, closing costs, legal fees and improvements you may have made throughout the course of the
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ownership of the home. >> reporter: good records are key if you are taking a home office deduction. figure out how much square footage is used for business and deduct that portion of the home's expenses but be careful. >> if you have an office somewhere else but you work from home can you use that deduction? >> no. as an employee working for an employer it has to be for the convenience of the employer. if you want to work from home on a friday, for example, you won't be able to deduct those expenses as a home office. >> reporter: next year, $5 per square foot limited to 300 square feet for a maximum of $1500. two more tax goodies hiding in your house. certain energy efficient improvements can knock $500 off your tax down from $1500 in 20 # 11. if you moved more than 50 miles for a job, you can deduct those expenses, too. christine romans, cnn, new york. the american dream is of a better future,
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two men charged in the death of a chicago teacher have now pleaded not guilty. 15-year-old hidaya pendleton was gunned down days after performing in president obama's inaugural parade. according to police kenneth williams and michael ward opened fire on her and her friends thinking they were members of a rival gang. a shocking road rage brawl caught on tape. bradley turner and his wife say two guys in a truck tried to run them off the road last weekend in north carolina. the video appears to show turner confronting the men and instigating the fight. the men retaliate with a beat-down. look at that. >> [ bleep ]. >> turner's wife hands him a gun
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and he fires several shots. >> get out of here. >> whoa! >> see that? let's bring in holly hughes to talk law and justice. listen. thankfully no one was hurt by gunfire. turner and his wife face a slew of assault and weapons charges. could they claim self-defense or does the gunfire take this to a reckless level? >> a couple of points on that. they can't claim self-defense because the threat was over. we see the men running away, getting into their vehicle before he fires the shots. at this point he's looking at anywhere from very serious felony charges like aggravated assault which is firing a weapon at, toward or in the direction of someone, or he can be facing something as slight as discharging a firearm within city limits.
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it's going to depend on the charging authorities and who they think started this entire fight. but you can't meet fistfight with a gun. that's unequal force. it's not the same thing. >> it shows him instigating it but what about the two guys who wa beat him up? do they bear responsibility here? >> they should be charged as well. they are looking at battery charges, assault charges. depending on how much damage was done they could be facing aggravated asalt which puts it in the felony rink. everyone here needs to be charged with something, don. this is a broad range of possibilities. >> okay. today bear responsibility because they tried to run him off the road. he instigated a fight. had he just walked up on them, this is a question i want to know. had he just walked up on the guys and instigated a fight and they did nothing and they beat him down then do they bear
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responsibility or are they defending themselves? >> if he takes a swing at them, they are defending themselves. if he goes up with words, why did you run me off the road? what's going on? depends on who took the first swing. you know, road rage, we all have it. most of us don't get out of our vehicles and go up and start a physical confrontation. we figure, thank god they didn't have a gun and are shooting at me, right? >> okay, holly. let's switch gears and talk about jodi arias. this trial. domestic violence expert took the stand and testified that jodi arias was abused and sufficiented from post traumatic stress syndrome. the prosecutor ripped into the diagnosis and said the expert made mistakes. which side do you think scored more legal points this week? >> well, we had two different experts. we started with dr. richard samuels. frankly the prosecution annihilated him. he didn't stand up well on cross-examination. he seemed like he was more
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personally vested in the outcome of the case than he should have been. as an expert you want somebody to say, these are the facts, the circumstances, this is my diagnosis. the prosecutor juan martinez managed to get dr. samuels all twisted up, turned around and intimated, hey, you liked jodi a little too much. the second expert we saw take the stand, dr. alice laviolet focused a lot on the domestic violence areas and not necessarily on jodi's mental state so much. we have only seen her on direct. she's done an outstanding job educating the jury. she's more likable. and the jurors are rapt at attention. we have been talking to the court watchers reporting from inside the courtroom. they say, hey, this expert has come to the table with with the goods. the first expert, dr. richard samuels, not so much. he did not help the defense. >> i have to be honest with you. i have no interest in this trial.
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i haven't been following it. >> you're the only one in america. >> it's not true. it's not. >> oh, yeah. >> i was watching my favorite morning program the other day. they were saying -- no one could name it. no one knew the name. that's just me. i know viewers are interested but is it four months this has been going on? >> it started in january. so we are coming up on the fourth month. it's been going on for a long time. bear in mind this is a death penalty case and a particularly brutal killing. so the prosecution bear the burden. they had to come to the table with all of the goods they are asking citizens to put someone to death. so, yeah, the prosecution put on a long case to make sure their t's were crossed and i's dotted. the defense is trying to save the woman's life. so they, too -- the defendant herself jodi arias spent 18 days on the stand. that's virtually unheard of.
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>> all right. we have to run, holly. seriously, i have not watched any of it. >> that's okay. i'll fill you in. i have seen almost all of it. >> thank you very much. the earth gives way bearing dozens of workers to find survivors in a massive landslide in tibet. more ahead.
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rescuers pulled at least one body in a landslide in tibet that buried 83 workers at a mining camp. at this point no survivors have been found. the operation is on going but was slowed by high altitude and concerns about more landslides. a government spokesman says the chances of finding anyone alive, pretty slim. first you could say this week's cnn hero marches to the beat of a different drum. she's doing her part to uplift kids in one of the most violent cities in america. watch now as she inspires kids one drum beat at a time. >> who are we? [ shouting ] ♪ >> it's hard for children growing up in camden today. it's dangerous. you can hear gshs almost every other night. these kids want more. they don't want to be dodging bullets for the rest of their
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life. my name is tawanda jones. i want to empower the youth of camden, new jersey. what i try to do in order for them to go through the right path is simple. if you instill discipline. >> go all the way to the end. >> drill team is a facade to bring children in because of something they love to do. once i have them, i introduce them to the college life. >> cs is s changed me a lot. my dad was shot and killed. when my dad passed i stopped going to class. i started hanging with the wrong people. >> did you complete the homework? let me check it. >> this is my second mom. without her i don't know where i would be now. in camden the high school graduation rate is 49%. in my program, it is 100% graduating. we have never had a dropout. >> my grades now, i have a gpa of 3.0. i want to be a sports manager. >> we want to take back our city and our youth.
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let them know we care about them. i don't think people understand how important it is to have these children succeed. when you do this you get great rewards. it's better than money. [ applause ] >> what is the top price you would pay for a smartphone? $200? $500? $1,000? at one store -- i'm not sure if you could get in the door with that kind of pocket change. look at the prices there. do you believe that? how high do they go? i will tell you next. license and registration please. what's this? uhh, it's my geico insurance id card, sir. it's digital, uh, pretty cool right? maybe.
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did you owe on your taxes this year? this will make you feel a whole lot better. i bet facebook's mark zuckerberg is going to write a bigger check to the government than you are. he's paying an estimated, are you ready? $1 billion. a tax rate of 48%. ouch! zuckerberg will sell some of his stock to pay the bill. his estimated worth is $13 billion. that's a big tax bill, though. they're here, ultrahigh end smartphones. the price tag, $20,000? let's put that in perspective for you. for 20 k, you can get a new toyota carolla with money for gas. for $20,000, you could arrange a nice cozy dinner with tv's
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florence henderson. to hang out backstage with one-time boxing great mike tyson. and still enough left to have wrestling legend mean jean okurlund record a personal message for you or a friend. cnn's money tech expert is here. lori, that's a lot of money for a smartphone. all we needed to do is call people. $20,000 cell phone, what does it do? can you text the mars rover. >> you would think. this $20,000 smartphone is made of titanium. the screen is made of sapphire. it takes them two weeks to make each individual smartphone. it's got rose gold. the idea is that it's luxury, don. so whereas people will drop thousands for watches, cars,
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people will do the same thing for smartphones. there's one feature that's interesting, it's called the concierge feature. i asked them exactly how this feature worked. listen to what they said. >> you press this button, you get all the services we offer. so the concierge is the most famous one. you can call so you talk with a real person 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in seven different languages. you can call and whatever you need, you can ask. >> essentially, don, whatever you want you can ask. how cool is that? you can literally just get your phone, by in where in the world and say i want pancakes delivered and someone will do it. so maybe that's where the $20,000 comes from. i think that would be fun to play with. >> okay. that is the dumbest thing i've ever heard. do you know why? if you had that much money, you can hire someone to bring you
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pancakes. what do you need a telephone like that for? i've had this phone for three months and it's outdated already. it's ridiculous. >> what he said is these people have the money to update their phones whenever they want. this luxury market is the kind of thing people will pay for and people are paying for it, and they've done this in europe, they've bringing it to the united states. we'll see if it's a success here. they have a store on madison avenue. >> there are a lot of starving people in the world that could use their help. i'm just saying. another cool story, a plane from europe has landed in the u.s. and plans on going cross country without an ounce of fuel. how are they going to do that? >> this is really interesting. it's called the solar impulse. essentially this is a solar powered plane. you can see it there. it's very light. you see the wingspan, longer
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than a boeing 747. essentially the plane weighs less than a vehicle. so it's the idea that these solar cells attached to the wings will make it go around the world. >> lori, don't mind me. it's just me and my big mouth. so thank you, lori. i appreciate it. white house tours didn't survive the latest budget cuts, but the annual easter egg did take the cut. a puppy gives us a preview after this break.
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the first family got a head start on the white house easter egg roll. here's first dog bo in action. ♪ ♪ >> very cute. the first family will host the 135th annual white house easter egg roll monday. about 30,000 people are expected to attend, including bo i hope. well, what can you expect weather wise when you head out to church or other easter festivities? alexandra steel takes a look. >> looking ahead at easter, take a look at what we've gone. the eastern seaboard and in the southeast, really unsettled. the rain makes it to washington