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looking for a stock market sell-off at the open. >> that's all for "starting point." on monday, we'll speak to anthony dourdain. deron williams of the brooklyn nets, and george wendt and cory michael smith. >> "cnn newsroom" with fredricka whitfield begins right now. happening now in the "newsroom," shock in our aria. brand new details of what was found in james holmes' apartment. ammunition, drugs, and a batman mask. >> also -- >> no explanation for what's on the film. no excuse for it. i was wrong. >> then why is rutgers giving fired coach mike rice a $100,000 bonus? plus, light up. a majority of americans now
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favor legalizing marijuana. >> if you want a glimpse of what it might look like if marijuana is legalized, drive down south broadway in denver, colorado. check out all the medical marijuana dispensaries. >> teams in atlanta, the courts are ready, and you are ready in the "cnn newsroom." just learning this morning, a federal judge in brooklyn ordered the fda to make the morning after pill available over the counter to anyone, that means no age restrictions and no prescriptions. the ruling reverses the obama administration's position that girls younger than 17 need a prescription to get the medication. let's bring in senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. what does this mean for birth control as we know it? >> for a very different scenario
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than we have right now. what this judge did, he over turned an obama administration decision and said, look, the morning after pill should be available to anyone over the counter, no matter what age. so, again, as i said, overturns an obama administration decision. the obama administration said girls under the age of 16 need a prescription. now a girl can walk in, get it without a prescription. as you can imagine, folks in the burt control advocacy community are very happy about this. and we're looking into this more. i would imagine that other folks are very unhappy that girls can walk in, get the prescription. >> a clear understanding about the argument that took place, why this decision was overturned? >> we are still getting details on this, fred. i will say that the arguments in the past have been, no scientific reason why let's say a 15-year-old should need a prescription, but a 17-year-old
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shouldn't. there might be ethical reasons or some would say moral reasons why a younger girl should need a prescription, but no scientific reason. many doctors say it's safe for everybody, why are you going to make a cutoff age point? >> what's your understanding as to when this might take effect? >> not exactly clear. it always takes bait of time, unclear if there can be more appeal and if this will continue through the judicial system. >> elizabeth cohen, thank you for that update. >> thank you. >> all right. let's turn to some digital news about the economy, just minutes ago, we received the monthly unemployment report. employers added only 88,000 jobs last month only half of what was expected. christine romans breaks down the numbers. bottom line, what happened?
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why the dismal number snz. >> another prespring swoon. for some reason, companies nervous about hiring. a couple of revisions for the months before, which added 68,000 or some of only 88,000 jobs last month is a disappointment. 7.6% unemployment rate. absolutely right, fredricka. rooted in bad news. half a million people stopped looking, became discouraged with the job search and simply dropped out. let's take a look at where this is in the trend. 88,000, we had more than 250,000. 260,000 with the revision last month a dramatic slowdown from february to march. you look at the longer term trend of how this is played out. 2.5 years of private sector job growth, no question. but 88,000 jobs clearly is a bit of a slowdown. clearly something many economists worried about.
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the trend in the past few years, optimism that would give way to concerns. we'll dig into this, see if the sequester had a impact. the payroll tax holiday, people with less in their pockets, starting to bite them a bit. spending less money and companies hiring a little less. let me show you where there was hiring, professional business services, best growth. 51,000 jobs created. and some of those tend to be pretty good paying jobs. we had health care, adding jobs. consistently adds jobs in health care. 23,000 more jobs there. some of those well-paid jobs. others, 19,000 a year, not as well paid. closer watching how this plays out. and it means a sell-off on wall street. futures down immediately after this report came out. a disappointment. >> immediate impact. thank you, christine romans, we'll check back with you later on the morning. also, new arrests in the
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murder of the colorado prison chief. james lohr has been arrested two days after launching a search for him and another white supremacist. lohr and thomas dooly may have something to do with the death of thomas clements. clements cracked down on their prison gang, 211 crew. police are trying to determine if ebel acted alone. and tom clements family struggles to make sense of his murder. jim spellman with their exclusive interview with cnn. >> with the courage and strength most of us could only hope for, lisa clements, widow of slain colorado prisons chief, tom clements, with daughters rachel and sarah, sat down with cnn's anderson cooper. >> what do you want people to know about your husband? >> there is so much being said about who he was, and his
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career, and what he did in corrections, and certainly he had a significant impact, and he was a leader in his field. but for me, much more significant is -- is the integrity of the person that i know and love, and that he -- he really truly cared about other people. >> something she saw in tom from an early age. >> he met you when you were 19? >> yes. >> at school? >> yes. >> what was about it that drew you to him? >> so -- he is fun, he's kind and passionate about life. so at a very early age, i was very interesting to me. >> tom clements loved the outdoors and colorado and hiking with his daughters. as the public focuses on his career, sarah and rachel see a
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different man. >> is he my hero, he -- he intervened in any life so many times and really changed my path, and i just wanted people to know that he's my dad. >> i would like people to see how he lived his life and that is so much important than how he died. that he lived his life with such passion and such compassion for other people. >> reporter: in his professional life, that compassion extended to the inmates in his prisons, and even though it appears that one of those very prisoners gunned him down, his wife is already searching for forgiveness. >> i've heard tom in our years together so many times talk about victims with whom he's spoken, who describe their entire lives falling apart, their marriages falling apart, because of the rage and lack of forgiveness toward the person
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who harmed their loved one and conversely with victims who simply said i have to let go so i can live my life and that's what i choose. >> reporter: though it appears her husband's killer was released from prison early due to a clerical error, she vows to not let resentment or hatred dominate her life many. >> for the rest of my days, i could be angry that someone made a mistake and didn't capture what a judge conveyed verbally. but it won't bring tom back, and it's -- and in my life is lost in that and my ability to be a good mother to my children, so i should not to make it a focus. >> reporter: a choice to let the light chase away the darkness. >> scripture says when darkness overtakes the godly, light comes bursting through and that scripture captures exactly what i would like people to know about tom. that that horrific night and the
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sound of that doorbell, all that happened, unmentionable darkness. i -- i trust that people will see light coming through. they will see a man that lived a good life and people's lives were impacted by that. >> a light remembered long after his killer is forgotten. fred, i've been covering this story every day for over two weeks now, and it's so dark and so sad, and i find it so inspiring to listen to this family, their strength, their courage, as they make the best of this horrible situation. >> they are incredible. all right. thank you so much, jim spellman, for bringing that to us. appreciate it. a federal judge in brooklyn ordering the fda to make the
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morning after pill availabloe y over the counter to anyone regardless of age. this overturning an obama administration decision. let's bring in jeffrey toobin. the morning after pill available to everyone, including those under age 17. obama administration not wanting to make it available to anyone over the age 16 and beyond. what did this mean? what was the legal argument being made here? >> well, this is a very long running legal dispute, in december 2008, even before that, the food sx drand drug administn said the plan b pill should be regardless to anyone regardless of age, but kathleen sebelius, secretary of health and human services, overruled that, and said it should be available only
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to women age 17 and over. that was challenged by the center for reproductive rights and federal court in brooklyn today said sebelius was wrong, that there was no reason to limit it, no legitimate health reason to limit availability to this drug to women only over 17, and i assume there will be more appeals, but at the moment, it will soon be available to women of any age without prescription. >> are you talking about a matter of weeks, months? >> i think we have to see whether the government gets a stay of judge corman's order to determine exactly when the law changes. i imagine the appeals process will continue. but the women's rights group which brought this case has now won it, and the status quo will soon be that women have access to it. whether it goes into effect, or
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whether an appeals court takes over, i can't say for sure at this point. >> jeffrey toobin, thank you so much. appreciate your perspective on that one. a texas district attorney was looking at guns hours before he and his wife were killed. cbs news obtained surveillance video. this one showing mike mcclelland shopping for guns for his office staff. george howell joining us now. george, you spoke with the gun shop owner, what did very he have to say. >> mcclelland was an every day face at this gun shop, not really shopping for guns as we understand. speaking with the gun shop owner. never really bought a gun, not really a customer. instead, he was there looking at antique guns and he did express concern for colleagues, not for himself, but for the safety of his colleagues, listen to what he had to say. >> he was in there friday asking about what he should get his
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coworker coworkers as self-protection. i recommended the .38 smith & wesson snub nose and perhaps a bulletproof vest, something like that. and he said he already talked to people about the vest, and he would tell them about the revolvers. >> reporter: so he was concerned? >> he was concerned for them. for himself, he was at ease. >> reporter: so, again this is something that he did, something he did many days, going to this gun shop, checking out antique guns. he did express concern about his colleagues, and we also know that this video was taken friday. again, the day before friends went to the home and found mike and cynthia mcclelland shot and killed in their homes, fredri a fredricka. >> and he was concerned about his colleagues, and they articulated that to him. >> today, mcclelland and his wife will be laid to arrest,
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right? >> reporter: yes. the funeral that happen later today. within the next hour in worthham, texas, south of us, and we saw the public memorial service. hundreds of people attended, including governor rick perry, the couple shared one flag-draped casket. law enforcement, dozens of officers there, and security outside that build tight. a lot of security as there will be today for the private funeral that will start at 10:00 a.m. central. >> thank you so much. george howell, appreciate that. all right. the ncaa madness, final four weekend. crazy in atlanta. people pumped, ready to go joe carter among them. joe. >> hi, good morning, fredricka. we'll talk about the four teams playing saturday night. specifically michigan, how they are trying to create their own legacy, getting away what the fab five was unable to do 20 years ago, talk about a couple
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fab five maybe back-to-back appearances in the final four. this michigan team is trying to create their own legacy. two players on that team specifically, trying to do what their famous basketball dads were not able to do, win a national championship in college. glen robinson iii, his father played in the nba, never won a championship in college. dewin an nba championship with the spurs. and tim hardaway, jr. his dad, tim hardaway, never won a championship in college or the nba. we caught up with tim hardaway jr. and talked with him what it's like to live in his dad's shadow. >> it was hard, just to try to follow your father's footsteps and try not to worry about it. leave a legacy of your own. it takes a long time to do that. he just tells me to go out, have fun, play my hardest, he is behind me, 100%.
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>> now, michigan's opponent saturday night is syracuse, and college as opposed to the pros, college is the face of the program. you have to think coach jim boeheim. first final four appearance for him was 1987, before any of the players on his current team were even before. a lot of speculation that he may retire. syracuse comes in a three-point favorite over michigan. a lot of people following the kevin ware story, the guard that broke his leg in the sunday game against duke. everyone following him and his progress. and last night on the david letterman did the top ten. heard he was awesome. andy schultz will have it later in the bleacher report and come this weekend, we'll be busy people, fredricka. the final four much more than just the game itself.
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a special on saturday. that's going to be 3:00 p.m. eastern and behind the scenes and see what happens in this huge event. rachel nichols will host it tomorrow, 3:00 p.m. eastern for all access look at this massive event. more than just basketball, fredricka, we have the concert series going on. everybody from the zac brown band to flo rida to sting. it will be a great fredricka. >> sounds like a lot of fun. kareem abdul-jabbar, been voted the number one player for the ncaa in the first 75 years. but before reaching the pros, he led ucla teams, coached by the late jon wooden, he helped clinch three straight ncaa titles, and that's why he's number one player for the ncaa. i'm delighted to have him here with me to talk about the final
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four, the college basketball topics. let's start off with the story, i guess the uglier side of basketball right now, rutgers and what's taking place with the removal of that coach, using homophobic slurs and being rather unsportsman like. does that happen more than we think? we just know about it more because we have cameras and cell phones. >> i think it doesn't happen often, fredricka, but when it does, it's disappointing. college coaches are supposed to be educators. what is he teaching the guys he's coaching? entirely inappropriate and i'm glad the university got around to do something about it. you wouldn't want your kids going to college and having to deal with those circumstances. i don't think any parent would, and i think the university
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should really deal with the issue. >> very discouraging and very encouraging, people excited and thrilled about the ncaa madness right now, final four, especially with louisville and kevin ware's story. how gripping for this for you as a former player at the college level? >> i think it's great. i really enjoy all of the attention that the game is getting, i think it's really positive, a whole lot of events going on. i'll be available with the powerade dribble. we hope to have up to 3,000 kids, dribble around the georgia dome. monday, hosting a party at the nc 2 a, we'll have some fun. it's -- it's that time year when we all remember a lot of things.
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ith been 40 years. >> it seems like yesterday. >> i used to have hair. >> are you a legend on the hard court, whether it be in the nba. what is encouraging to you. college level sports and what it has reached. this kind of fuervor, interest, intrigue. >> it balances out the hard work you have to do in the classroom, for a long time, college athletes, and expected to do well in class, i think that's something we should get away from. >> is that lost, that message? >> sometimes it does, because people see sports as being a separate and equal section of life. we have to learn how to include
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it, have a wholesome, balanced approach. the whole idea of the scholar athlete is something that people should embrace. >> we see you on so many platforms, advocating sports for young people, as a cultural ambassador by the state department as well and really traveling the globe. everyone knows you. as a stellar athlete and a real intellect as well. is there pressure that comes from being that kind of ambassador? >> it's pressure, but it's positive pressure, when you are encouraging kids to do positive things, you get a great result. my kids read more because it's something i had done or said, so it's just like this event i'm doing for powerade, this weekend, you want to encourage all the kids to get out there, be active, live a healthy
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life-style, hit the books. that's part of it. >> you sound like my bad. really important to do that. and recently, i guess the past couple of years, you revealed you have a treatable form of leukem leukemia. how are you doing? >> i'm doing very well. thank you for asking. i'm doing great. been having fun, being able to enjoy some of the things i love to do. >> fantastic, we appreciate you. kareem abdul-jabbar, thank you for being in the house. have a good time this weekend during the ncaa madness. >> like your office. >> not bad. especially for a man of your stature, the right size. back with much more after this. acceler-rental.
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the video showing him shoving and berating videos will expect a soft landing. mike rice is expected to get a $100,000 bonus for "longevity." he had been the men's basketball coach for three years and earned more than $655,000 last year. i'm joined by pamela brown. is this sort of a golden parachute. >> this is not a golden para sh para-schudt but there could be. this was written in mike rice's contract with the university. because he finished out the season, the university is contractually obligated to give rice this money. however, had rice been fired instead of suspended back in december when officials were aware of this video we see, he would not be walking off campus with this bonus. as a public employee, rice has the right to more termination protections than if he worked at
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a private company. rice was supposed to receive $750,000 for 2013. we reached out to a university spokesperson who tells cnn that details of a severance package for rice are being worked out. there would be more money on the way for rice in addition to the $100,000 bonus he is receiving. >> wow. we also learned that rice is not the only one leaving campus. >> on the heel of rice's firing wednesday, the assistant basketball coach, jimmy martelli resigned, you can see in the video, several incidents of rice's behavior, martelli, and martelli seen aggressively shoving players and one instance where he called a player a derogatory name. he was hired at rutgers back in 2010 after three seasons as an assistant under rice at another university. in fact, players tell espn
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martelli commonly referred to as baby rice. in a statement obtained by cnn, martelli says i am sickened that as ab assistant coach i contributed in any way to an unacceptable culture. wednesday i resigned from rutgers and i hope that coaches on all levels will learn something important about these events. for my actions, i am deeply sorry and i apologize to the players from the bottom of my heart. rutgers gave no reason for martelli's resignation. >> wow, remarkable stuff. pamela brown, thank you so much. support of getting high at an all-time high for the first time ever, a majority of people say it's time to legalize pot. straight ahead in the "newsroom." i think ford service is great, but i wondered what a customer thought? hi nia... nice to meet you nia, i'm mike. what do you drive? i have a ford explorer, i love my car. and you're treating it well? yes i am. there are a lot of places you could take your explorer for service, why do you bring it back to the ford dealership? they specifically work on fords.
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welcome back. breaking news. earlier we reported the jobs
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report was out with a dismal 88,000 new jobs, half of what was expected and we're seeing a response on the markets. dow down about 150 points. fluctuates by the minute. a closer look at the markets and if indeed there is a correlation between the robs report and what we're seeing with the money markets. onto politics now, public opinion in favor of legalizing marijuana, it's an all-time high. for the first time since polling began on the issue, more people say that marijuana should be legal than those who say it should by illegal. 52% say it should be legalized in the pew research poll. voters approved making marijuana legal in colorado and washington state. maybe not a surprise since support for legalizing pot has grown among nearly every demographic since 2010. does this mean the tide is turning? joining me is anna navarro, and jason johnson, chief political
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correspondent for politics 365. anna, you first. support has increased among republicans being, but far less supportive, and independents the most supportive. how does that impact the party? especially the so-called makeover of the republican party in your view? >> you know, i don't think that the marijuana issue is a banner issue for the republican party and there is some dissent within the party. there is a significant faction that is libertarian. do your thing, you want to get high? okay, we won't get in the way. people may not be supportive of it, but not focusing on the social issues. we'll see changes even within the republican party. what's happening, though, fred, is as it becomes legal in states, republicans are also pro state rights people, so there is a conflict of different interests going on for
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republicans on this issue, but it's still a very difficult issue for most republicans, particularly generationally, the older generation to accept. >> maybe it's a difficult issue for the president. he said he does not support legalizing marijuana, but when you hear public opinion and according to the pew research, more than half of those polled say they are okay with it, might this create an uncomfortable situation for the president, on how he directs policy moving forward? >> not really, the president can't get through meaningful gun control and it's obvious how the president felt about that. gun control, gay marriage, immigration, marijuana will be very, very low on the list of things that barack obama will try and address. it's not just an issue of the public likes it, but certain segments of the public are strongly against it. a lot of police departments, not necessarily in favor of massive legalization. a lot of federal funds they
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won't get for drug interdiction. i don't think this will change any of obama's policies any time soon. >> let's look at the states where any marijuana use is illegal. 26 states in red, have not legalized medical marijuana, nor have they criminalized marijuana, even in more blue states like illinois, so, anna, can we expect this to ever change or perhaps change soon? >> i don't think it's going to change soon. i can see that one of the states on that map is my state of florida, i can tell you that chances of legalized marijuana getting through the current legislature, and the legislature coming in the next few years is zero to none. we have to watch what happens in colorado and washington. if they are able to regulate it, able to make money off of it particularly, if states see that other states are making money off regulating marijuana, watch
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out with this it's a slippery slope, a lot of states not ready to go there. >> that's what will happen. we don't want a situation like the wire, where we have open drug markets, we don't want that, but there need to be substantive and reasonable plans in place. it's been argued in colorado for a long time. not just what's happening in colorado, but can the same plan apply to new york, the same plan apply to virginia? a lot of different places, all wraesle with this, but the federal government won't get involved, not with so many important issues on obama's agenda. >> jason johnson, anna navarro, go to see you both. >> thank you so much. breaking news. the markets taking a dip. dow down 135. it's fluctuating, roller coaster ride. alison kosik joining us now. are we talking about the correlation between the numbers and the jobs report. >> very disappointing and a
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direct correlation with the sell-off on wall street and disappointing job numbers. one analyst said get ready for stocks to be punished today and he wasn't kidding with the big jobs miss. only 8,000 jobs were added to the economy. in march, 100,000 jobs short of what was expected. clearly hiring down in march, this could cause a huge ripple effect in the economy. when you see very few jobs being created, that affects consumer sentiment and spending and that affects business profit and business investment. have you this domino happens, when you thought nothing could stop, think again. after rallying for months, this may be the catalyst for a pullback, slowdown in the jobs market. here is what's really troubling, fredericka the sloughdown in the jobs market, happening before the true impact of forced budget cuts has really hit the economy. you can kind of see that in the number of government job losses that happened in march. only 7,000 jobs lost in march.
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i say only, compare that to february. 14,000 government positions lost. and in january 9,000. yet to see the full impact of those spending cuts. so this today, on the plus side. wall street, the plus side, the fed expected to continue with stimulus money, pouring into the market, pushing investors, trying to create the wealth effect, at least after today, but interesting going from a jobs reading in february, where we struggle to find anything bad in that report, to a reading in march that doesn't have a whole lot of good in it. >> alison kosik, thank you so much for that. >> right back with much more in the newsroom, after this. oh, he's a fighter alright.
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and checking our top stories, rescue er digging throh the rubble of a collapsed building in india. at least 35 dead, dozens others injured. the building was still under construction and the first floors were illegally occupied.
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a cooling system for the damaged fukushima plant is back on line after it lost power for several hours. this is one of a dozen sites that were damaged in a tsunami and earthquake back in 2011. other outages blamed on rats chewing through the cables. and prince william dissed for a kiss? the handsome royal, oh, man, leaning in, to give a little kiss to a 4-year-old and she says, no, don't want it. >> you want a kiss? oh! man. so he went in as you see there and she pulled away. probably regret that later i bet. and in washington now, the first lady, mrs. obama, making a bit of a freudian slip perhaps? while describing her life at the white house. >> as a busy single mother.
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or i shouldn't say single. as a busy mother, stimgz when you got the husband as president, it can feel single. but he's there. >> oops. and recovery. she wasn't alone in the verbal missteps. the president is taking heat over comments he made over california's attorney general, kamala harris. he praised her and then said "she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general in the country." guess what? that comment lit up social media with cries that the president was sexist. on what planet in his mind did he think that sounded like the right thing to say? said a woman. and another wondered if eric holder's feelings were hurt. legendary film critic roger ebert passed away at the age of 70. more on his life and legacy,
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after a quick break.
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two thumbs up, and shine a spotlight on unknown films. roger ebert died at the age of 70. this look back at roger beater's career. >> his quick wit and thumbs up, thumbs down earned him fame.
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his love the fame came as an early age. >> i started going to the movies at a child as everybody did. my aunt would take me to the grown-up movies. my dad would take me to see the marx brothers. >> he began writing reviews for the chicago sun-times in the late 60s, and in 1975 was the first film critic to win the prize for criticism. he coauthored "beyond the valley of dogs" with russ meyer. in 1976, he teamed up with gene siskel to host a weekly review program on tv. within a few years it was put into syndication, and siskel and ebert's thumbs up, items down system became their trademark. >> two thumbs up had never applied to anything in history before. the phrase two thumbs up was not in use.
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people said "thumbs up." so when people say we're giving a two thumbs up, they're quoting us. >> in 1999 siskel died from complications stemming from a brain complication. the show's title was changed to "roger ebert and the movies." >> and then you have all of these great actors, roger. >> roger ebert also published annual collections of his film reviews. not one to be left behind, ebert embraced social media, they're losing his voice despite throat and gland cancer. >> my legacy, if there is one, will have to do with supporting films that people might not have seen and supporting directors that deserve support. of course i review the big block busters and the commercial
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films, but from the very beginning it's been very important to me to go out and look for independent films, documentaries, first films by young directors, and foreign films. because those are the ones people need to hear about. >> till then, the balcony is closed. >> a.j. hammer, cnn new york. >> out of the thousands of films he saw in his career, one of his favorites is "2001, a space odyssey." >> open the pod bay door. >> i'm sorry, dave, i'm afraid i can't do that.
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all right. the final four. the talk of the tournament so far has been, all about kevin ware, and last night he made his late night television debut. andy charles joining us with more. andy, he looks like funny, he had that comedic timing. >> he was. after suffering that gruesome injury on sunday, he's been an inspiration to his teammates and also proved he's not a bad comedian as he presented the top ten on david letterman. >> the category, thoughts going through kevin ware's mind at this moment right here. here we go. number nine. >> i hope this doesn't leave a bruise. >> number eight. >> hey, look, my tibia.
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>> that's right. number three. >> they fired leno? >> and the number one thought at the moment of the broken leg -- >> at least my break is in the busted. >> that's right. >> ware will be on the bench tomorrow night. as you can see the court is ready to go over at the georgia dome. here's what the schedule looks like. louisville and wichita state tip off at 6:09 eastern, followed by michigan and syracuse. joking or not, ed ross resigned yesterday from his post after being under scrutiny for criticizing head coach sean miller. miller received a technical the
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very next game. russ claims it was all a joke, but the firms say he was not joking and his orders were affecting the integrity of the game. finally check out this catch in oakland last night. this ball is ripped into the stands and a fan, a great one-handed catch. the best thing is that he was holding a beer in his other hand and he didn't spill a drop. those beers cost about $9 each. they're pretty valuable. >> we cannot have any spillage. do they call that like a bear claw catch? >> yeah, he just stuck one hand out there and didn't even hesitate, and the beer didn't lose any of it in the cup. he took a proud sip. >> i like how he held onto that ball and was high-fiving. >> i would have done the same. >> i would have dropped the ball. thanks so much, andy.
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don't do this at home. an off-duty cop's quick moves caught on surveillance here at the airport. and it is here, the final four. thousands flock to atlanta, and we're bringing you all the excitement. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning, again, everyone. i'm fredericka in for carol costello. a federal judge in brooklyn ordered the fda to make the morning after pill available to anyone. the obama administration fought the ruling. it wanted girls younger than 17 to get a prescription for that medicine. elizabeth, we're talking about a change potentially. we're not sure when it's going to happen, whether it's a matter of weeks or months, but how
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readily available would this be? >> once this actually takes place, this is a huge change for sexually active girls. so taking sort of the ethics and the morality out of this, let's focus on the science and what's happening here. a couple years ago kathryn sebelius said we think this pill should not be available to girls under the age of 18. and a federal judge in brooklyn said no, it should be available to everyone. and his wording was very, very strong. what he said was the decision of the secretary with respect to plan b-1 steps, that's the morning after pill, were arbitrary, capricious, a unreasonable. and we haven't read through the entire decision. i have the whole decision right here, but basically what the arguments have been over the years is, why is it okay for a 17-year-old to take it but not a
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16-year-old? there's no medical reason and fda is supposed to focus on medicine and science not morality. >> and i would imagine there would be an appeal? >> i would imagine there might be. the fda has been very close-lipped about this. when you hear ongoing, you think are we going to make this go on longer than it already has. >> thanks so much. let's shift to some other breaking news. the stocks are tanking on wall street after this morning's dismal jobs report. employers added only 88,000 jobs last month, less than half of who was expected. the jobless rate is also rooted in disappointment. allison, the markets stand where right now? >> looking at the dow fall 160 points right now. the s&p 500 is down even more, about 1.25%. we were expecting a sell-off and
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we got it. 100,000 fewer jobs were added to the economy in march than expected. the interesting thing could be the unemployment rate falling to 7.6%. but it went down for the wrong reason because over 600,000 people threw up their hands, gave up looking for work altogether because of frustration. so that unemployment rate is reflective of a smaller group of people in the mix and that actually has a labor participation force participation rate at its lowest rate since the late 1970s. here's what's also discouraging. 4.6 million people have been out of work for six months or longer. during that time, they're not going shopping, they're not buying a car. that hits spending and that hits
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the broader economy. as far as the markets go, it makes everybody wonder if this could really be the trigger to the correction that a lot of investors have been anticipating since the market began hitting these record highs. we are seeing the markets tank at this point. >> alison kosik, thanks so much. the warnings were there one month before that deadly theater shooting in colorado. he alerted police with threatening text messages in the weeks preceding the-up 20th shooting. we don't know if anything was ever done with that information or if it would have stopped that deadly attack in holmes' apartment police found hundreds of bullets, a batman mask, and several bottles of prescription medication. martin savage joining us. martin, much of this information was sealed just after the
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shooting. why was it unsealed? >> there's a new judge in the case and there were a lot of members in the media that had been petitioning to get these documents. they'd been under seal but they also knew they were important. we're standing outside the apartment building that used to be where james holmes lived. it had its own part to play in this dark tragedy. specifically there is a warning that came from the psychiatrist, the psychiatrist that was treating james holmes, lynn fenton, 38 days before the shooting she went to the authorities. she said she felt her client was very dangerous, that he was having these confessions of homicide and she felt under the law she had to tell authorities, and she did. and the officer who took her report deactivated his card that allowed him to move around on the university of colorado.
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that's all the documents showed. in other words, could they have done more? if the warning had come in, if it had been taken more seriously, could all of this have been prevented? now, let's get to the apartment. we know this apartment had been rigged with all kinds of explosives and how dangerous it was. then the breakdown. first of all one of the things listed, the fandango movie receipt that he bought to go to the movie. then you get a breakdown of all the weaponry. 233 in two jars. then all kinds of other stuff, the batman mask, glow sticks, things you think is kind of mundane. miller highlight, pacardi 151, then the sleep aids and all of
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that. so it's really a kind of dark breakdown of this tragedy. >> strange contact tail of items. thank you so much, martin. checking our top stories right now. north korea has says it has loaded two missiles into launchers according to a news agency. u.s. officials have confirmed they have been moved in recent days and communications suggest a launch is possible. and a new arrest in the murder of the colorado prisons chief. police in colorado springs have james lohr behind bars less than two days after searching for him. authorities say evan ebel shot tom clements because clements cracked down on their prison gang. ebel was later killed in a
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shootout in texas. and an off-duty police officer is getting praise after he came to the rescue of a tsa agent that was attacked at the honolulu airport. he jumped the barrier and jumped that attacker. >> the wok was being defenseless, had her arms up, trying to defend herself, and somebody really needed to help her. >> the suspect has been charged with assault. and here we are, after weeks of amazing games and becauser beaters, we have arrived at the final four. this is the big bracket board, right here in the cnn center in the atrium, michigan and syracuse taking on one another back to back. all four teams facing off in atlanta tomorrow night.
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our joe carter is outside the georgia dome where the games will be played. lots of excitement throughout the city. so wichita state, the shockers, they kind of have lived up to their name, haven't they? >> yeah, they're not so shocking, as you put with. wichita state would have grabbed a lot more headlines if it wasn't for the pesky florida gulf coast eagles. but here we are, they're in the final four. this has become habit for these smaller schools to make it in. but the wichita state shockers certainly earned their right to be here. they beat teams that were number one-seeded. to get over the hump, they've got to win a championship. >> i think it's been great for the college game.
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i think when george mason made their run with jim laranega and then butler twice, and they got to the championship game, bcu, and now us, i think it makes the tournament wide open, it gives everyone a chance and a belief that they could make it happen in their own institution, their own program. but none of us have broken through yet and won. so that's the goal. >> reporter: obviously it's going to be a mighty challenge if they want to breakthrough and get to the championship game on monday night because they play the favored louisville cardinals, number one seed in the tournament. a lot of people pulling for kevin ware, the guard who broke his leg in that game sunday night. people really want to see louisville do well and see them win it for ware. but then you've got the late game. that's an interesting one. michigan against syracuse. michigan, i'd say the big ten
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team a lot of people are surprised to be in the four. michigan trying to do what the fab five wasn't able to do 20 years ago, win the national championship. they take on syracuse saturday night. we'll go behind the scenes with rachel nichols. if you want to know what happens at this event, join us for this special one-hour show tomorrow, 3:00 pm tomorrow. we're having a good time here. it's about 40 degrees here in hotlanta. >> it's going to be hot in that dome no matter what. i love to see the excitement with pieces of net tied onto their hats. it's hard to pick a favorite so we're going to root for all of them. joe carter, thank you so much. facebook wants to take over your phone. the social network giant is
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authorities in mississippi are investigating the shooting death of a detective inside a jackson police station. the detective was interviewing a murder suspect when shots rang out. officers rushed into the room and found both people dead. police in florida are trying to find where a 51-year-old man got a massive stash of child pornography. they say up to 1 million videos
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and pictures were found on his computers. they also found pieces of children's clothing, which the suspect said he used only for himself. in kentucky, a soldier has been arrested in wednesday night's murder at fort knox. jacobs is charged with gunning down a civilian employee. the army says it was a domestic issue and not a random act of violence. rutgers assistant basketball coach has resigned after videos of mike rice. espn also showed video of martelli calling a player a home phobic slur. check this out. this alligator was sunning at an apartment complex. officials say alligators that
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side can be a threat to children. it's not a phone. it's not a new operating system but facebook has a new way for users to connect with all their friends. facebook home is a new android interface to better integrate users to the rest of the facebook world. steven, facebook has found a new home on android. why was it so important to do? >> well, facebook has an increasing percentage of its users accessing on a mobile, i think it's over half now. so i really had to get this right as this transition comes. this is where dominant companies run into trouble is when their users go somewhere else and they have to remake themselves in order to stay dominant. so they didn't want to do a phone because then it could only reach the people who bought that particular phone. so what they did was say we're going to do something that's not a new operating system or a
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phone, but we're going to take over the android operating system to a degree to allow facebook to be first and foremost the thing you see when you flick on your phone or go to your home screen. >> okay, so facebook home comes as the social network giant continues his big push into the mobile world. their motto is mobile first, mobile best. they're not joking around here. >> no. i went in here to do a interview with mark zuckerberg, and he insisted that he's going to show me this, because this is really the key to facebook's plans there. and what you see now only happens not home screen, the lock screen when you get the familiar facebook feed normally seen on a desktop, and then there's the communications program that can take place. but in the future you can do voice calls and other kinds of things there.
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that's because the google android system allows developers like facebook to do whatever they want with it. >> okay. steven levy, thanks so much. hillary clinton making her second appearance this week. her book deal, straight ahead. a. now you can. with stayfree ultra thins. flexible layers move with your body while thermocontrol wicks moisture away. keep moving. stayfree.
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made her second high-profile appearance of the week. she gave a speech at the women of the world summit in new york. >> when women participate in peace-making and peace-keeping, we are all safer and more secure. and when women participate in the politics of their nation, they can make a difference. >> of course this builds a further hype around her possibly becoming a potential 2016 candidate. joining us is host of cnn's state of the union, candy crowley. candy, you're going to help us
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understand the appearance. >> kexactly. i'm not so sure it adds to the body of knowledge we have about whether or not she's going to run in 2016. this is a woman who, if she's thinking about this, it will come as a surprise to the people around her in terms of making a decision is she thinking about it. what we make is that anything the former first lady, former secretary of state does, is going to cause a buzz, because she's in that place where she's writing a book, she's making speeches, she's making paid speeches. so all of this is going to run into one of washington's favorite past-times, which is figuring out who's going to run in 2016. so i don't know that this is something that's going to be paid attention to until she makes up her mind which is probably years away. >> you mentioned book deal.
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what kind of book deal. this would be another book deal. >> what's interesting about it is when it's coming out. it's coming out we're thinking the summer of next year, which is, boy, right before the mid-term. so it's interesting timing. but i will also tell you that what you need to do to sell a back often looks like a presidential campaign. you have to keep your name out there. you have to give speeches and put tantalizing things out there. you keep your name out there because it keeps book sales going. so anything that tries to differentiate between pushing a book and running for president just at this point there is very little difference between the two of them. and it will be hard to read something into it, and yet everyone will, because i think at this point the only thing we really know about hillary clinton is that she is keeping her options open, as are the people around her. >> all right, candy, thank you so much. from washington, look forward to seeing you this weekend in state
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holmes had warned police he was sending her threatening text messages. that was one month before this crime. the documents also showing that police found hundreds of bullets, a batman mask, gas torch, and several bottles of prescription medication in his apartment. and the united states general in charge of the horn of africa had been filed. major general ralph baker had been relieved of duty. this makes the second high-ranking official to be dismissed in five months. baker is expected to appeal. a dramatic end to the search for a missing hiker. rescue teams found her on a steep hillside calling down for help. a rescuer climbed down and helped her into a helicopter. jack and her hiking partner had been missing since sunday. he was rescued sunday. the film world is mourning the loss of its top critic.
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roger ebert died thursday at the age of 70. the pulitzer prize winner was remembered fondly by illinois governor quinn, who said roger ebert was a great man. no doubt gene siskel is saving him a seat in the balcony upstairs. president obama is renewing his deal with the republicans on the deficit. a proposal next week includes changing to taxes. it also will revive a savings in medicare over ten years. dan, how do you expect republicans to respond to the white house's plan. >> first of all, i think the republicans have always thought that entitlement should be on the table, specifically social security, so see that as
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something positive in the president's budget. at the same time republicans have and continue to resist any talk of new taxes, and so the president will still face some challenges there. remember, there's a caveat in what the president will propose in his budget, saying yes he's willing to make these successions on entitlement but at the same time the republicans have to give in on new taxes. but this is more than just an issue between the republicans and democrats. there are also liberals in the president's party who have resisted anything when it comes to touching entitlement programs. they feel that this will only hurt senior citizens, hurt those military veterans. so the president will get some resistance on both sides with this budget that he will be presenting next week. >> and what else do we believe might be in the budget proposal? >> reporter: well, we will hear more themes fret president's state of the union address, the initiatives that the president laid out such as universal
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access to prekindergarten education, investments to help create more jobs, infrastructure investments. and that's critical with the low job numbers we saw come out today. so a whole host of things that the president has laid out in the past, but again the overarching theme will be the president trying to compromise with republicans in order to reach some sort of a long-term deficit reduction deal. >> appreciate that, dan, from the white house. all right she's off the jury but won't get out of the courtroom. we'll have the latest odd twist in a murder trial that has had so many jow dropping moments. [squeals] ♪ [ewh!] [baby crying] the great thing about a subaru is you don't have to put up with that new car smell for long. introducing the versatile,
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be shocked by any new tryst and turn. that is, until yesterday's return of a juror who had been booted from the case. >> reporter: after getting thrown after the jodi arias jury, the mother of a teenage daughter showed up at the courthouse. >> juror number five is in the courtroom to observe as a member of the public. you shall have no contact with juror number five until the trial is over. >> reporter: so there she sat with her distinctive two-toned hair behind jodi arias and the defense team who wanted her off the jury. she watched along with everyone else in the packed courtroom as the prosecutor cross-examined alice laviolette. >> you interview them. you do an assessment. >> so when you interview them, you're not talking, right? >> mr. martinez --
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>> yes or no. my question is are you talking? >> mr. martinez, are you angry at me? >> does that make any difference, whether the prosecutor is angry, yes or no? >> it makes a difference to me the way i'm spoken to. >> reporter: in her testimony, laviolette says she thinks jodi arias was a victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, travis alexander who arias claims she killed in self-defense. >> do you believe that jodie is a battered woman? >> yes, i do. >> outside the media was waiting for juror number five, but she was able to avoid the cameras. >> alice laviolette will be back on the stand on monday. it's unclear whether or not juror number five will be back to watch. all right. folks looking for a little relief in the final four madness this weekend. but it's not just for basketball
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all on that stage in the far distance, all to perform throughout the weekend for free. it's the final four weekend. lots of madness. and folks that come from far and wide, including our entertainment correspondent michelle turner. >> this is my first time here at the worldwide headquarters of cnn. i'm looking around going, how. this is really cool. this weekend in atlanta will be a great weekend. if you're going to have a party, you have to have good music. the concert series starts today. and like you said, three days of crazy music acts. the biggest music acts for free. and free is free. today will be people like fits and the tantrum will be performing. zac brown will be performing. i love country music. they'll be performing tonight.
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tomorrow ludacris, flo rida and muse. but sunday is the day. you've got acts like sting, dave matthews band. and i've got to represent for the ladies, because i love grace potter and the nocturnals, and she will be performing as well. her voice is hauntingly beautiful. >> i'll be here all weekend as i am every weekend, so you got to get your spot early. >> right. because free means huge crowds. and last year 150,000 people came out in new orleans just for the concert. so they're expecting all of that and more this weekend. and i'm told, even though it's a little dreary here in atlanta, it's going to be a great weekend. >> i think sunday in particular. so maybe you have tickets to be inside the dome, you don't care about the weather, but even if
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you're outside with the concert. >> i'll be talking to a lot of these big names. >> and we'll be having a big special this weekend. >> absolutely. ritual nichols is doing the he have lifting tomorrow, 3:00. she's doing the final four special. it's going to be a lot of fun, so live right here at 3:00 tomorrow afternoon. >> well, look forward to that. don't go anywhere. you're going to have fun with this. we all love to laugh and we know the darling of the ncaa, kevin ware. there's a little cameo by a cnn colleague too. >> and now, here's maybe shed a little light on the topic, a special report on the late show's shake-up from cnn, everybody. >> it's official, jay leno will be replaced by jimmy fallon. after a brief retirement, jay
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will replace in 2015. then he'll be replaced by seth in 2019. the same year jay leno celebrates his 30th year at cbs where he's expected to remain until he dice. >> that is hilarious. >> i just saw her five minutes ago. she didn't sound like that. >> she had a sense of humor. very funny. we had a good time. >> there's so much happening right now especially with that. and i'm excited to see how this transition goes. i love jimmy fallon and i do think it is his time, but jay is number one. that's going to happen? >> we shall see. and also last night kevin ware was giving the top ten thoughts he had as he was down on the floor. so that was all tied together. you'll see it later. good to see you. see you throughout the weekend.
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florida senator bill nelson has
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joined a recent wave of democratic senators announcing their support for same-sex marriage. he is reversing his position, saying civil liberties for one must pertain to all. and nearly two dozen massachusetts middle schoolers went hungry at lunch this week because they didn't have enough money on their lunch debit card. the students were told to throw away their food because of negative balances. and lance armstrong's quest to take on swimming is floundering. he was registered to compete at a swimming championship in texas, but the governing body of swimming ruled he is nibble to take part. and take a look at this. >> you want a kiss. >> oh! >> oh, no, that is so cold.
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prince william, his kiss dissed by a 4-year-old, no less. the royal had been greeting well-wishers with his wife katherine in scotland but the little girl was having none of it. we told you earlier that president obama is getting ready to unveil a new budget proposal next week. sources say it will propose changes to medicare, and that could save millions of dollars over ten years. it also asks for some new tax hikes. joining us right now, cnn's political contributor, and ana navar navarro, cnn contributor and republican strategist. all right, donna, the white house is hoping for compromise. do you think this will be the moment that it happens?
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>> i don't think so. unless republicans come to the table with an attitude that they're willing to put some controversial items on the table, like of course closing some of the tax loopholes and perhaps giving us another revenue stream so that we can cut the budget in a very shared way. what the president is trying to do is meet mr. boehner halfway once again by proposing these entitlement reform savings. my concern, of course, i think any american would be concerned, is that most people who live on fixed incomes, this change could put them into poverty. they need the cost of living to ensure that they can adequately pay for their bills and of course afford the services that they need. >> so anna, do you see this as deja vu, or is it a new day? >> it's a new day of it being dead on arrival again. but look, first of all, we are reacting --
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>> that would be deja vu. >> right. we are reacting to something leaked out, so let's wait and see what the final proposal is. i'm just glad there's a proposal, period. he's two months late with his budget, so i'm glad he put something out there. i think this is going to get a very negative reaction from his own base, his own party. the liberals and progressives are going to balk at the cpi inclusion. he's going to have trouble from his own base on the chain cpi inclusion, so you know you've got two very powerful forces you need to work with that are not going to like it from the moment you say go. >> ladies, let's talk about something else. the president taking some heat over some comments he made over california's attorney general kamala harris. he praised harris and then also
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said she also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country. some people have tweeted he frequently compliments women on the campaign trail. take a look at. >> you're looking great. doesn't she? >> i'm telling you. i would not have guessed she had worked someplace for 40 years. >> let's talk this. the president doesn't really have any track record of making sexist comments. donna, is too much being made of this, or was this something he needs to apologize for now? >> no, look. i think it was a slow news day and the white house released the transcripts, and they found one little line in a statement that he made. he was joking. he knows kamala very well. they are long-time friends. she's someone that i'm sure is
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under consideration if at some point she decides to leave her job as attorney general for the state of california to work in washington, d.c. she's a brilliant laura. and the point is the president made a comment about her looks after saying how brilliant, how tough she is, and people took is as the president was somehow sexist. this is a guy who's elevate two women to the united states supreme court. michelle's not working in the administration, but i applaud the president for the work he's done on behalf of women in america. >> anna? >> double standard. i can tell you if mitt romney ever said, she was the finest a.g. there was, all held would
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have broken loose. when oth it was inappropriate. >> the best looking attorney general in the country, and that's sexist? >> anna? >> might be true. >> donna, do you want to be known as the best-looking contributor on cnn, or do you want to be known for your brilliant commentaries. >> absolutely. >> all right, thank you. need this conversation to break. okay. you all can talk over. great first gig! let's go! party! awwwww... arigato! we are outta here! party...... finding you the perfect place, every step of the way.
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-- captions by vitac -- for many americans, north korea's threats are fueling new fears but not so many old memories. the korean war has long been forgotten a conflict, even when it was front-page news. >> reporter: the korean war was complicated from the start. whether it would be reunited under a democratic or communist
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power. in short order almost 2 million american troops found themselves facing little-known enemies in a little-known land. patrick o'donnell is a combat historian. >> these men in the first, 1950, 1951 had to go against 20 to one odds against the korean army. they had to fight the temperature which dropped to 20 to 30 below zero, with inferior weapons. >> reporter: the conditions were worsened in a sense by the outcome. after three hard years the war ended essentially where it began. with the north, the south, and not peace. just an uneasy agreement to stop fighting. the historian from the university of chicago. >> it ended in a stalemate. americans didn't understand the war, and veterans came home not to difficult circumstances like the veterans of theie