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the developing story tonight, what caused a plane to crash in alabama? the fire is still burning. did the crash have something to do with something that was on board the cargo plane. at least 278 dead in cairo tonight. the obama administration still says what happened there is not a coup. are they dead wrong about the egypt. and the 16-year-old girl abducted by her father's friend gives a surprising interview online. how she says he was able to kill her mother and brother without her knowing. let's go outfront.
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good evening. i'm erin burnett. we begin with the developing story. new details on the ups cargo plane that crashed near the birmingham airport. we know the plane broke to pieces, as you can see. it was an inferno. both pilots on board lost their lives and officials have not yet been able to recover the plane's black box. at this hour that wreckage is still burning. what is the latest on the ground that you know? >> reporter: the people living around this airport have gotten used to living with jet noise. what woke them up this morning is something they will never forget. the broken and burnt wreckage of the cargo plane sits in an open field a half mile from a neighborhood. nearby broken trees and power lines show how close the jet came to killing people in their
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homes. >> i am grateful that it did not kill us. that's dangerous. i mean, it was just like the plane was like this and we were in the middle. >> reporter: pieces of the plane litter barbara benison's yard. the ups plane was out of louisville, ken tucky, flying over roof tops. people say they awoke to what sounded like a flight in trouble. >> it was low and then it sounded like it was sputtering like it was out of fuel. >> reporter: seconds later fire and explosions. >> i heard boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: federal crash investigators are only beginning to find answers, a mystery compounded by an absence of critical communication. the missing communication was from the pilots. they say the pilots made no
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contact with the tower. >> interesting given what the eyewitness are saying. it sounded to them that there was trouble. when you hear about a cargo crash i'm thinking recently there have seemed to be quite a few of these. right? >> reporter: very high profile. we had very disturbing video that you have probably seen in the past. suddenly shifts on take off. there are two other crashes 2010 and 2011 in other parts of the world. those were aattributed it's believed to a problem. it can start a fire. when investigators start looking at every little piece they pay
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very close attention to what that plane is carrying. >> reporting live from birmingham tonight. our second story out front spiraling out of control in cairo. state tv in egypt reporting at least 278 people killed today in battles between supporters of the military government and the ousted mohamed morsi. pj, great to have you on. let me start by asking this. this all comes -- it has been a month here, over a month of fighting andt battles, people loseing their lives. the obama administration has avoided calling this a coup. doing this would mean $1.3 billion in american aid going away. that, of course, u.s. government says would hurt national security to end that aid.
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does that add up? >> i think the decision to avoid calling it a coup and trigger a suspension of the aid was based on a presumption that you gain more leverage by maintaining the relationship with the egyptian military. it is the most influential and stable element of egyptian society, that we would be able to use that leverage to help egypt on a path. obviously the events of today coupled with other violence we have seen makes it much more difficult. i would say much more unlikely that anytime soon you are going to see a restoration of conditions that can lead in the direction of the united states. >> you have seen people say it gives america leverage but leverage to do what, calling the government to move back to democratic has not happened. some say continue aid.
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john mccain was in cairo and he said what he thinks it is. he was very direct about it. let me play it for you and get your reaction. >> if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it is a duck. >> he is talking about a coup. is it time for the obama administration to say this is it, enough, guys? >> i think john kerry said the right thing. the violence is deplorable and is a setback in terms of where egypt needs to go. i think under the surface there has to be serious review of where we are and the policy that we have because it is not sustainable and not necessarily related to events on the ground. i think it is time to call it a coup. i think it was time six weeks ago. suspend military assistance so the military is invested in the process of rewriting the constitution, setting the
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parliament and electing a new president. i am hard pressed at this point because there have been two serious incidents of violence largely responsibility of the military on top of what was a coup so precisely what does the egyptian military have to do to put military aid in jeopardy? i think it is time for the obama administration to review where we are. >> thank you very much. you heard pj crowley saying it is time to call it a coup in cairo and time to suspend u.s. aid. still outfront bradley manning speaks for the first time in more than two months. the government has released a photo of bradley manning dressed as a woman. and the san diego mayor in trouble for sexual harassment. plus facebook with a new feature.
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our third story out front, bradley manning dressed as a woman. take a look at this. this is bradley manning. it was released to the public today. it shows the former army analyst in a blond wig and makeup. it was the defense which used this picture. manning e-mailed it to a superior to argue he was mentally unstable when he leaked more than 700,000 classified documents to wiki leaks. manning was convicted of espionage last month. he could get 90 years in jail. chris lawrence was in the courtroom today. let me ask you, the defense going to great lengths to reduce bradley manning's sentence. what were they trying to accomplish by releasing that picture of bradley manning in drag? >> they are trying to show the judge that bradley manning was a very confused and misunderstood, troubled young man who was looking for help and could not get it from the army.
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that picture that you saw was actually part of an e-mail that bradley manning sent to his master sergeant while he was deployed in iraq. that master sergeant never passed up the e-mail or picture because he was afraid the picture might get circulated among the unit and bradley manning would be humiliated. officers had to admit that not doing so was a huge mistake because if they had seen the lengths to which can bradley manning had gender identity issues he should have been taken out of the area where he had access to all of that classified material. >> it is ironic that the person he sent it to didn't do anything with it trying to protect him when it might have protected him to share it. manning spoke today in court for the first time. what did he say? >> reporter: he was emotional. he got a bit choked up. his family was there. they also spoke on his behalf. he basically started off by saying i'm sorry.
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he said i'm sorry for the people i hurt. i'm sorry for hurting the united states. he went on to say i understood what i was doing in the decisions i made, however, i did not fully appreciate the broader affects of my actions. when i made these decisions i thought i was going to help people, not hurt people. bradley manning knows he is going to spend a long time in prison. but remember he is still in his mid 20s. getting 20 years in prison is a big difference from getting 60. and that is what the defense is trying to do, convince the judge that there are mitigating circumstances bringing his family out to try to humanize him, show his tough upbringing in order to get the judge to come up with a number on the small side, not on the high side of that 90 years. >> thank you very much. pretty fascinating. now our fourth story. the san diego mayor bob filner
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accused of sexual harassment is being refused service from all four san diego hooters locations. tonight the story is even bigger. >> reporter: you have to laugh but only the chuckles of mike slater's radio show you hear the rage. >> we are saying you can't rule over us. please resign. >> it is a giant joke. that's all it is. this guy needs to go. ♪ you have to get down to hooters ♪ >> who changed the locks? i'm not allowed in hooters. >> reporter: not allowed because of this, a sign posted in front of all four san diego area hooters restaurants that reads
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the mayor will not be served in this establishment. we believe women should be treated with respect. for a chain that capitalizes on their young waitresses' physical aspects. >> the irony with hooters is a little thick. >> i think it is very poetic. >> reporter: slater is pleased because he and glen beck urged businesses in san diego to print and post it. >> people don't realize this isn't a sex scandal. this is a lust for power. he has an absolute lust for power. that is why he won't resign. >> reporter: one way for a city to fight filner. he won't resign. no one can find filner, a democrat away on personal leave and not seen in the public for 21 days. they can't get rid of the mayor without a recall. there are also legal routes.
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>> business is paralyzed. things aren't moving forward. >> reporter: jerry sanders, former mayor, republican and head of the chamber of commerce he says companies are already choosing to take business elsewhere instead of san diego. jobs will be lost if filner continues to hold the city hostage. >> you have to put the city first, the people first to have someone in office who doesn't think about that in the least is an embarrassment to the city. >> reporter: and that sign that says you're not welcome, mayor, well it is not just at the hooters. it is at a number of businesses. in fact, we drove by one here in downtown san diego. we did call the mayor's office as well as his attorney. they still did not call us back. facebook celebrity appeal.
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apparently facebook is testing a feature to make it easier for celebrities to use the social network. it is reported that the new mobile tool is being tested by a small group of celebrities that make it easier for them to monitor what is going on and respond to what people are saying about them. it will help facebook compete with twitter. let's be honest. exactly how this works may be a mystery and probably won't be the celebrities using it, more than likely their handlers stuck with updating their facebook pages anyway. sinkhole nightmare. this week guests and staff at an orlando area resort were sent running to safer ground after a sinkhole swallowed an entire building. here is the question. what is going to happen to that giant sinkhole? we took a look at the most notorious sinkholes around the united states and what they look
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like now. >> reporter: smack dab in the middle of town, a perfect spot for a park with shade trees and a grassy pond. if only city planners here had come up with the idea themselves, instead it was mother nature's idea. on may 1, 1981 the ground opened up, 75 feet deep, 350 feet across swallowing some of a car dealership, five porsches and parts of a swimming pool and two streets. it is considered the grand daddy of sinkholes. it was impossible to rebuild over the hole in the earth. >> if you look at the landscape in florida it is full of beautiful lakes and most are sinkhole lakes. >> reporter: in the town near tampa. >> i couldn't get him out. >> reporter: the only person known to have been killed in florida by a sinkhole is
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swallowed up as he was asleep in bed. today it is an empty lot. the house is gone and there are no plans to rebuild. even if you don't live in florida you are not out of the sinkhole woods. the ground has opened up in north carolina and swallowed cars in illinois. >> sinkholes occur regularly in places like texas, new mexico, pennsylvania, ken tucky, tennessee. >> reporter: look at this scene in ohio from earlier this year. the driver was stuck in her car underground until the fire department finally rescued her. today that spot has been paved over as if nothing ever happened. but it is florida's natural geology, swiss cheese-like limestone bed rock that made the statd the most sinkhole prone in the nation. not far north. >> i came over and as i was
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walking out here i stepped right here and my foot went down in the hole. >> reporter: while it may seem there is a sudden rash of sinkholes particularly in florida, brinkmann says it has more to do with geography than geology. for outfront, cnn miami. >> still to come, what happened on the afternoon that 13 soldiers were shot and murdered by one of their own? tonight a moment by moment account, the first from the major nidal hasan trial. how much does it cost to raise a child? we have the exact shocking dollar amount tonight. plus the photos that led to this. >> abal put that camera down.
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welcome back to the second half of outfront where we start with stories where we focus on the stories from the front lines. the biggest maker of networking equipment for the web, cisco says it is laying off 5% of the workforce. sales came in well short of expectations. shares of cisco are falling as much as ten percent after the stock market close. the ceo of the company says that cisco, quote, isn't growing as fast as we need. outfront learned prosecutors have offered katlyn hunt a new plea deal. she was an 18-year-old florida teenager charged with having sex
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with a 14-year-old girl. the deal still includes a felony charge. by all accounts this was a consensual relationship. the hunt attorney turned it down but it is not clear as to whether hunt has declined a deal. outfront update on the aol employee fired for taking a picture of the ceo during this conference call. >> abel put that camera down right now. you are fired, out. >> we have the pictures that cost the employee his job. armstrong said he is sorry, not for firing him but not for firing him in such a public way writing it was an emotional response. the parents of a 2 year old
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in texas are in shock. they discovered a hacker had been watching and abusing their child via baby cam. it seems the hacker gained control. when the parents entered the room the hacker swivelled the camera. controly tells us it is easy to hack into devices in the home. it took him one to three hours to find flaws in several devices including remote control door locks. it has been 739 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. stocks fell today but apple rose above $500 a share for the first time since january. this is the day after billionaire investor tweeted he is taking a large position in the company. i wonder how much money he made off of that tweet. new details on exactly what happened on the day of the fort hood massacre.
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dozens of witnesses have taken the stand in the trial of nidal hasan. he admitted to killing 13 people and wounding 32 now in 2009. from their testimonies we are able to give you an account of what actually happened that day for the first time. this exclusive investigation. >> reporter: since 9/11 major nidal hasan wanted out of the army. in early 2009 according to investors he started plotting a violent escape. on his computers officials found hasan was researching terrorist killings, how to plot aattacks and other extremist literature. three months before the killing the radicalized army psychiatrist started buying his weapons and ammunition from this gun store. on the morning of november 5, 2009 hasan started the day at 6:00 a.m. with morning prayers at this mosque.
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hasan's behavior that morning was strange. witnesses say he insisted on leading the morning muslim call to prayer. and at the end he said good bye to his fellow worshippers and told them he was going home. as he started walking out he shook hands with a friend and told them he was going on a journey. at 6:30 in the morning hasan walked into this convenience store to buy coffee and hash browns. the store owner said he looked cool and calm. hasan who learned he would be deployed to the afghanistan war zone was about to make sure that didn't happen. later that morning hasan returned home to this apartment complex and started shredding personal documents. hasan dressed himself in u.s. army fatigues, packed up weapons and made the short drive to fort hood. it was just after 1:00 when nidal hasan walked into the soldier readiness processing center.
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hasan had the hand gun in his pocket and 16 magazines. he stuffed paper towels in his pockets so other soldiers couldn't hear the magazines clank together. hasan walked into a room filled with soldiers getting final medical approvals. according to court testimony, hasan sat down in a chair, placed both hands on his knees and stared at the ground for a moment and then stood up and started firing. >> i thought it was a training exercise where, you know, gun shots going off and it would be over in a minute. and then when i saw the blood and the people running around i realized that it was not. >> reporter: the smell of gun powder, smoke and blood filled the room. hasan reloaded magazines quickly firing nearly 150 shots. hasan targeted unarmed uniform soldiers and tried to avoid
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civilians. laser lights grashed across the room. one soldier described it like a laser light show. some killed instantly and others scrambled for cover wherever they could. the only civilian killed in the massacre charged from behind a cubicle throwing a chair at hasan but it wasn't enough. hasan shot and killed cahill on the spot. some played dead on the ground all waiting to figure out how to escape from the room. hasan walked out of the back door and kept shooting at soldiers trying to escape. a police officer finally fired the shot that dropped hasan leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. the savage attack had been stopped but the horror of what happened haunts the victims today. >> you just saw ed's exclusive report, the reenactment of what
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happened on that horrible day. it is the credible to see the reenactment. please let us know what you think about that. now our seventh story, a cause of death. tonight an idaho coroner reveals james dimaggio, the man accused of kidnapping 16-year-old hannah anderson was shot five times by fbi agents. the show down took place in the wildererness this weekend. we are getting a first-hand account from hannah anderson. she has been answering personal questions from random people on the social media website called a user asks how did he separate you from your mom and brother? hannah replied he tied them up in the garage. she was asked how did he keep the fire a secret. she responded.
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he had it set where it would catch on fire at a certain time. outfront tonight clinical psychologist. good to talk to you. hannah seems to be very open about this ordeal. it is one that the vast majority of people are not familiar with with. she is taking questions from people she doesn't know around the world. she was also asked why she didn't run. she responded he would have killed me. what do you make of what she is saying and how open she is being to people she doesn't know about this ordeal? >> i think it is a very dangerous thing she is involved in. she is trying to get back into a routine, getting into social networking and using this as a support. i would caution her that you have to be careful because this has dangers. you have people that may ask questions that you are not ready to answer and may be retraumatizing you with with information that you haven't processed this yet and she is in
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shock right now. there is no two ways about that so i don't think she is ready for this. >> she is a child. at 16 you don't feel that way but she is. she was asked did he rape you. she replied i'm not allowed to talk about it so don't ask questions about it. thank you. polite, firm. what do you make of that? that's a horrific question. people may have it. >> she is not ready for that right now. look, i admire the fact that she has the strength to go out there and do this. whom ever may be advising her needs to tell her there may be wild cards out there, people trying to manipulate you, people asking you questions that may really debase you and set you back in what your journey to wellness has to be. >> let me try to understand because one of the men who
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spotted hannah and dimaggio said. i want to play what he said about her quickly here. here he is. >> looks like we are all in trouble now or we're in real trouble now and then we road on out. >> obviously that seems to give a different picture of what happened. this is a girl under an incredible amount of stress and duress. in her own mind is she ever going to be able to come to terms with what happened? >> that is the issue that she is so young. this is a jumble in her mind. we know that she is 100% the victim here. she is probably feeling some guilt in that perhaps she feels there are some things she could have said earlier. she has said that before. in order for her to be able to work with that guilt and understand it is thought her fault it will take time. it will take a trained professional to get her to process a lot of these things.
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>> she says i will never forgive myself for not trying harder to save them. that is not something that is going to just go away. >> let's not forget that this individual probably not only manipulated her physically but emotionally and psychologically. took advantage of a 17 year old. >> thank you very much. you know how we love hump day around here. today we decided to change it up. we are calling it bump day because we are talking about babies, specifically their cost. they are cute but all of those poops add up. a new study looks at the current cost of housing, food, clothing, diapers, transportation and health care and how much it costs to raise a child from birth to 18. the number is $217,000. i want to make it clear that does not include college tuition. that is only for people who earn less than $60,000 a year. families with before tax incomes
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>> i have been told stuff can make or break your entire year. i'm not going to pretend to know what cool is. >> that scene of the child sitting alone caused a number of parents to vent their frustrations, one saying every day kids are made fun of for things they have or do not have and your ad is adding one more thing to be bullied about. is it a point or an overreaction? great to see all of you. let me start with you. do these parents have a point? >> first of all, obviously, when i was a kid if you wore jc penney clothes you got bullied. people think if you wear this you are cool or you will be popular.
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>> there are a lot of brands at jc penney. >> every ad tells you if you buy that product you are going to be popular, attractive, successful. when i was young i wanted puma sneakers, my parents couldn't afford it. was i the most popular? no. was i bullied? no. >> all advertisers try to pressure consumers into buying their product. apple is great at trying to make you feel uncool for not having their product. usually they don't target kids. having been bullied as a kid i know how terrible it feels to sit alone at a cafeteria table. i have been there. to have jc penney join in the act bullying parents into buying their clothes and bullying kids who might see the commercial into telling their parents buy me cool clothes it is a misstep.
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>> i was thinking when i saw this today i was remembering and i'm not going to use names because i'm sure these mean girls grew up to be very nice, i was remembering incidents of where did you buy that and trying to lie. >> name names. >> kids can be really, really mean to kids about clothes. when you are a kid and the fact that i still remember it, it is not a small thing. >> erin, i remember the agony of the day my mother let my catholic school uniform down like ten inches without telling me. it was humiliation for weeks. first of all, it is classes for people who can't afford maybe new clothes all the time. and the poor kid at the lunch table was like lord of the flies. does he get killed with a rock next? it is really stressful enough for kids.
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>> let me play a game for you. >> unbelievable. >> let me play a scene from "the mean girls" movie. >> gina, you're wearing sweat pants. >> that's against the rules and you can't sit with us. >> whatever. those rules aren't real. >> they were real that day i wore a vest. >> because that vest was disgusting. >> you can't sit with us. >> first of all, that movie, that is not a documentary. it is a comedy movie. >> that's very funny and rest nate truthfully. kids bully each other. 90% of kids suffer some form of bullying. i suffered it, too. kids are horrible. >> kids are nasty the other kids, they can be. >> i can't believe buying j.c. penney arizona jeans or the jackelyn smith could --
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>> it's so tough because teachers and administrators are ham strung how to discipline kids in public schools now. parents i think have become complacent in defending bad behavior. they have one more thing to go against, add to that social media it's impossible to survive as a child these days. >> i'm against bullying, just so it's clear. >> i would bet, stephanie -- >> erin, erin. >> those who bully don't do well. >> sometimes they don't end up doing well. >> erin, here is what i take from all this. >> yes. >> i would get on facebook tonight when i were you, guess what bullies, i have a show on cnn and you don't. that's just me. >> that's great. >> that's what i would do. >> i even remember the brand. that's the thing, it's memorable. dean, from a pure perspective, it's not smart from j.c. penney. >> you're not going to have friends and to me it's
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ridiculous but every product, mercedes benz, porsche, i can't afford this car. will people ostracize me for not owning those cars -- >> we should discuss the fact j.c. penney is reporting tough losses in the earnings for a few years now and it seems like a desperate attempt for them to seem cool again and i don't think it works. >> for $3.5 billion last year. >> they are hemorrhaging. >> yes. >> thanks to all three of you. let us know what you think on twitter. were you bullied? i remember the brand of the bathing suit, it was a spree, not the brand they wanted it to be. we look at the "out front out take." every generation of billionaire has a different favorite toy, speaking of kids who bully. over the years we've seen the richest of the rich compete over cars, horses planes and real estate, but now it's about boats
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because apparently, if you want to be the biggest and bad's guy you need the biggest and baddest boat. over the past three years it's been roman. the billionaire and chelsea football club owner is the proud owner of a 535 foot super yacht with two swimming pools, a disco, two helicopter pads, a missile defense system. it's been in new york harbor for awhile. i've been over there to look at it. they had to turn that off in the united states. 70 crew members are required to operate the ellipse and it's docked here in new york city and amazing. it doesn't measure up anymore. sorry, roman, you're old news. the small city of abu dhabi. the 591 foot super yacht, so big few ports can accommodate it.
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it's half a billion dollars to build. a 6,000 square foot salon. i could imagine that could be used for all sorts of things. top speed of 31 knots, it's the most complex and challenging yacht built in germany and eclipses the other yacht which makes it the new champ. still to come, the rock star barack obama announcing the next tour. hero: if you had a chance to go anywhere in the world, but you had to leave right now, would you go? man: 'oh i can't go tonight' woman: 'i can't.' hero : that's what expedia asked me. host: book the flight but you have to go right now. hero: (laughs) and i just go? this is for real right? this is for real? i always said one day i'd go to china, just never thought it'd be today.
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seems like washington doesn't care. at least the president is only taking a week off and preparing for something big. he's about to go on tour. next week, president obama will fire up the tour bus, and hit the road for a two-day tour which will chris cross new york and pennsylvania. he will ask for support on propels. we don't know which cities will be selected. the president hinted at what it will take to avoid the government shut down. >> if washington will just shake off it's complacency and set aid site the slash and burn partisanship that we seen for way too long. if we make common sense decisions, our economy will be stronger a year from now. this moment does not require short-term thinking. it does not require having the same old stale debates. >> slash and burn partisanship and old stale debates tonight keep with the rock concert theme they proposed to have a jam with
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the democrats. we can be critical of the congress but in this case the president is right. we won't get anything done if the elected officials repeat the same thing over and over and over again. >> so, i expect we're going to hear a lot more of that over the next four days, more of the slash and burn say anything, do anything politics, slash and burn say anything do anything politic. slash and burn politics. slash and push partisanship. >> slash and burn. >> slash and burn. >> slash and burn. >> slash and burn take no prisoners anything goes politics. >> look, at least he knows the top song. he plays the hits. but a two-day tour won't change the economy. i bet tickets will sell out fast. president obama slash and burn, economic recovery tour kicks off on august 22nd in selected cities. at least he'll be working. congress, not so much, they will be on vacation for a few more
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this is "piers morgan live." welcome to the viewers in the united states and around the world. the bloodiest day in egypt since the arabs bring revolution. is the country teetering on the brink of open civil war and what will it mean for america? gone to pot, america's marijuana obsession. i'll talk to people on both sides of the issue that got this country fired up. you heard dr. sanjay gupta say this about his u-turn on marijuana. >> if you look at the papers written in the united states about marijuana, the vast majority are about harm. we fund studies on harm. we don't fund studies on benefit so it gives a distorted picture. the man that wantsth