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delhi, beijing. the purest amongst you will shout ppp, purchasing power parity. have we accounted that a dollar here may not be worth as much somewhere else, maybe not. but the principle remains enjoy your coffee. richard quest, cnn, new york. >> bottom's up. we will have much more straight ahead in the newsroom, and it all starts right now. hello again, everyone. i am fredricka whitfield. welcome to the third hour on the cnn newsroom. straight ahead, the top stories we're following for you, the u.s. admits it's spying on some big allies, tapping phones and e-mails, snooping on friends france, germany, even mexico.
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right now, activists are gathering in washington, d.c. to protest our spying policies. a live picture now from the protest. their message, stop watching us. and it has been six years since madeline mccann vanished. now that police reopened the investigation, we take a look at some of the disturbing avenues they could be now looking at. and hundreds of dog deaths linked to treats made in china. what's being done to get these tainted treats off the shelves? anger over claims the nsa is spying on people around the world is spilling into the streets of washington. people are rallying right now in the nation's capital. their message, very clear, stop watching us. erin mcpike is live for us in washington. erin, what are we expecting to
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see as people continue to gather there in washington at this rally? >> reporter: well, fred, pretty soon we will hear from many of the speakers, including from dennis kucinich, a very liberal democrat, and justin amash, a conservative republican, it spans the political spectrum. as far as what we'll see, one of the things is a giant parachute with essentially the word constitutional right, not nsa mass surveillance. we're also supposed to see 100 giant cell phones and laptops, and again, the message is to stop this kind of mass surveillance without more government oversite. a lot more still to come today, but interesting visuals for sure on the national mall. >> among countries that expressed dissatisfaction, germany, but what about
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rules about the nsa spying? >> reporter: certainly number of countries who have begun to hear more are angry. germany seems to be the angriest of all, and they're sending a delegation to the united states to have some meetings, but on top of that, germany and brazil want a u.n. resolution to sort of stop some of this more innocent espionage, they say, and on top of that, germany and france want some sort of conference to discuss this more broadly and out in the open, fred, so we're hearing from a number of big countries now who are not happy with this kind of surveillance. >> erin mcpike. we know you'll continue to watch the gathering in the nation's capital, what appears to be a blustery day as people gather for that rally. thanks so much, erin. tomorrow on state of the union, candy crowley will talk to mike rogers.
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tomorrow morning, 9:00 a.m. eastern time. family and friends will say goodbyes tomorrow to a high school teacher killed in massachusetts. police say one of colleen ritzer's students killed her with a box cutter he brought to school. alexandra field is joining us live with more on this. clearly the community is still reeling from what happened. >> reporter: absolutely, fredricka. and the key part here is that people want answers, they've got questions about what happened, this is the kind of crime that doesn't make a lot of sense to anyone. they are searching for a motive and prosecutors haven't publicly identified any kind of motive at this point. they are raising questions about phillip chism's background, want to know what they can learn about the 14-year-old. a source close to the investigation says nothing in his past would foreshadow the pablt he would be linked to the allegations he faces. that same source also saying
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reports that he may have had a crush on his teacher seemed to be at least at this point unfounded, but again, still a lot of questions to ask and answer. this is an investigation that continues to unfold. ritzer's body was found a few feet away from the high school where she taught. >> we are having some audio problems. if you are able to hear me, what is the school doing to help kids and faculty feel more comfortable about getting back in class? >> reporter: well, fred, right off the bat when this all unfolded, school was cancelled district wide. that's seven schools in the district. no one went to school wednesday morning after ritzer's body had been found, the kids were kept home the next few days. students returned to the high school friday. obviously a tough place to return to. grief counselors were on hand as the kids headed back and went to class the first time after a couple days, but mostly they're turning to each other for support and trying to understand something that again seems so senseless. here is what one of the students told us as they headed back to
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class. >> yeah, pretty much just shocked, you know, just trying to return to some sense of normalcy, you know. >> did you know miss ritzer? >> yeah, i had her in class for a bit. she was a real nice teacher. i think we all loved her. >> reporter: conversations will be continuing in school as the kids head back to class again monday. students are paying tribute to their teacher, laying flowers outside the school, tying pink ribbons to trees, calling hours for colleen ritzer tomorrow evening, her funeral is monday. >> alexandra field, thanks so much from new york. in newtown, connecticut, contractors have begun tearing down sandy hook elementary school. the demolition is expected to take several weeks. workers being asked to meticulously destroy all materials. 20 children, six adults were killed in a shooting there last december. a new school is expected to open
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in about three years. well, probably felt chilly in your neck of the woods. that's the way it felt for most people across the country this morning. frost advisories and freeze warnings stretch across a dozen states. karen maginnis at atlanta's piedmont park where they had a puppy parade earlier today, and even the puppies were bundled up, including yourself, karen. >> reporter: they were. i know. i was bundled up. it is warming up very nicely. but yes, the temperatures started out way below normal for what they should be this time of year. they were more reminiscent of what would happen mid november. they weren't record setting but you were hard pressed to tell the difference because it was so chilly out there. show you some forecast for the southeast. even though we started very chilly this morning, and temperatures are running below normal, they will be above normal going into the beginning
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of next week. new orleans in the 80s, above normal. all right. what are the temperatures forecast for this afternoon. in the west, for southern california, we're looking at temperatures right around 81 degrees there. it will be 59 in denver, 53 in seattle. if traveling to new york, 55. 80 degrees in houston. but there's a big shift coming. the jet stream has been dipped across the southeast, it is going to trek to the north. cold air will retreat some. but guess where it's going to be. it will be across the interior west. fred, i have been talking all morning with people who have come to farmer's market here, and some folks and some critters are a little less enthusiastic about getting out in the cold. take a look at this. >> okay. >> reporter: all right. well, this particular puppy is
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bugsy. we looked at him, thought he was a winner to begin with. we weren't sure about the costume. i don't know if you can guess what he is. >> i see little paint swatches. >> and that's what i thought as well. but this dog was in a 50 shades of gray costume. the owner said i got the idea from facebook. and we were thinking it was solar panels, paint chips, weren't exactly sure, but the dog was adorable and a winner. there were some cute runners up. dogs dressed like napoleon. really enjoying it. >> that's cute. i like all things dog, that's cool. and it literally was cool for you this morning. all right, karen, thanks so much for bringing that to us. appreciate it. the big chill across the country. all right, very serious stuff straight ahead, bullying.
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a tragic case of online bullying that ended in suicide could lead to a change in how law enforcement handles cyber bullying. two girls, 12 and 14, face felony charges after florida authorities say they drove a classmate to take her own life. here is krn's ed lavandera. >> reporter: the 12 and 14-year-old say they're not guilty of stalking rebecca sed wig. shaw's family says gu add lupe is not a bully. >> my daughter is not a person that would do something like
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that. >> reporter: investigators say they tormented her in social media posts, messages like i hate you, you seriously deserve to die, and why don't you go kill yourself. sedwick's mother says it started over a boy, involved as many as 20 students harassing young rebecca. in september, rebecca sedwick couldn't take it any more, climbed to the top of a cement silo and jumped. >> i just don't understand how anybody could be cruel to another human being like that. it makes me sick and i am more upset with the parents than the kids because they had to learn this behavior somewhere, this is how they're being taught to be. >> reporter: the nasty social media messages didn't stop after her death. a few weeks later this message was on her facebook page. yes, i know i bullied rebecca and she killed herself, but i don't give a blank. her parents say her daughter didn't write that incriminating post and suspect someone hacked
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her account. >> took the computer to the room. only thing she could have used to send this is my cell phone. and my cell phone was with me. >> reporter: after that interview with cnn, the woman was arrested on child abuse and neglect charges. investigators discovered a facebook video allegedly showing her punching and screaming at two young boys. she's still in jail and hasn't posted bond. meanwhile, rebecca sedwick's mother hired a team of lawyers and they're preparing to file civil wrongful death lawsuits against the students that taunted rebecca, their parents, and the school district who she says knew about the abuse and didn't do enough to stop it. >> the parents of the bullies failed and the school failed because they didn't take it seriously when becka was coming to them, i went down there myself, showed them stuff posted on facebook by these girls.
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>> reporter: ed lavendanderlava lakeland, florida. in new york, a luxury store is under fire for allegedly racially profiling customers. two people are suing barney's in new york, claim store clerks called the police after they purchased big ticket items at the store. now angry fans are asking rap star jay-z to get involved to end his multi million dollar deal with barney's. nick valencia has details. ♪ >> reporter: next month, jay-z is set to sell a new fashion line at barney's, but a petition is calling for him to end all partnerships with the new york retailer. that's because a second african-american college student has come forward to allege racial profiling, saying undercover officers stopped and questioned her after she bought a $2500 bag. >> i had good intentions, i
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wanted this bag, i deserved that bag. then to find out, you know, i am being accused of using someone else's card, i just really felt demeaned. >> reporter: 21-year-old kayla phillips came forward after christian said he was racially profiled after purchasing a belt at barney's in april. both shoppers want damages from the store and the new york police department. >> undercover cops, they have regular clothes on, stopped me from the left side, acting like i got a call from barney's saying the card isn't real. >> reporter: in a prepared statement, the ceo says, quote, no customer should have the unacceptable experience described in recent media reports and we offer our sincere regret and deepest apologies. we want to reinforce that barney's new york has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination. our mission is to ensure all customers receive the highest quality service without exception. new york police department says
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it is investigating the incident. jay-z's representatives haven't commented, but kayla phillips hope they do. >> when he hears about it, when he gets involved, he knows it is not right, he will make the right choice. >> reporter: and jay-z isn't the only star caught in the middle of a high end store. robert brown filed a lawsuit this week against macy's. brown says he, too, was victim of racial profiling. police accuse him of using a fake credit card and detained him back in june. >> bring in nick valencia now. what else is being said about this. certainly the twitter sphere is lit up. people have strong opinions about the store, response, all of it. >> not just strong opinions about what happened, people say it happened to them as well, alleging racial discrimination, going on barney's facebook page, posting on their own facebook page, saying this is a common thing, this is nothing new happening at barney's. they say barney's doesn't speak for the hip-hop community. that's why someone like jay-z that has this deal with them
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should back out, that's what they're saying. >> any response from jay-z since we last spoke? >> mum's the word with his camp. he is on a tour by europe and asked by reporters, but wasn't prepared to answer. he might be seeing how this plays out. maybe he will weigh in, maybe not. we are working on comment from jay-z. >> thanks so much to nick valencia for bringing us that. appreciate that. a warning now for dog lovers out there. tainted treats are being linked the to hundreds of deaths. what's being done to get to the bottom of that problem. and police are reopening investigation into the disappearance of madeline mccann. up next, i talk to the president of the international center for missing and exploited children about how her case sheds new life on a worldwide problem. [ male announcer ] when you have sinus pressure and pain, you feel...squeezed. congested. beat down. crushed. as if the weight of the world is resting on your face. but sudafed gives you maximum strength sinus pressure and pain relief. so you feel free.
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police in portugal are reopening the case of madeline mccann, a little girl that's been missing since she was three. the blonde haired, british toddler disappeared more than six years ago, she was on vacation with her family. earlier this month, british police were working on a new investigation as well, and a special aired on the bbc, including new details of a person that may have been seen near the portugese resort. officials said afterward they were flooded with calls. so madeline mccann's parents say they have never given up hope.
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one expert says they shouldn't. bernie allen, president and ceo for the center for missing and exploited children joins me now. good to see you. >> thank you, fredricka. >> so we don't know that madeline is a victim of child trafficking, but you have worked with her parents several times, talking with them as well. is it at all encouraging to you that portugese police are reopening the investigation that there is this description of a person who may have been near this portugese resort? >> fredricka, i think it is enormously encouraging. portugese police have reopened the investigation, scotland yard and u.k. is taking this case very seriously. the message that we have delivered to the mccanns and to so many other searching parents is that there's hope. most of the children abducted, even in the most serious stranger abductions, are not killed, so these children, particularly when taken when
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they're very young could be anywhere and won't even know that they're missing. >> in your conversations with the mccanns, what are their instincts. are they convinced their child may have been abducted and their child might still be alive? >> i think they certainly recognize the potential that this could have a tragic ending but there's so much uncertainty, and there's a lot of frustration. for these searching parents, these cases never go away. they're always in the back of their minds. so what we have said to them because she was taken when she was so young, she could have been taken by someone who wanted a child. she could have been a victim sold in black market adoptions. she could have been trafficked for sex, for labor, for a host of other things. there are many scenarios, many of them not positive, but in many of these scenarios, madeline mccann could still be
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out there alive, and it is important the world not forget and that the search go on. >> all those things you mention, black market adoption, sex, labor rings, how prevalent is that? >> we estimate 2 million are used in sex trade, those used for purposes of labor begging or other economic purposes, the numbers are far greater than that. many of the children involved in these kinds of illegal commercial enterprises are not even technically missing, these are poor children, provided by their families, sold by their families into this. so it is a deep, dark, hard problem to probe and it is one of the reasons there needs to be so much greater attention on the plight of these kinds of children. >> what's it going to take in your view to solve a missing child case like that of madeline mccann, if she's alive, after
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six years, she will look very different from the photos people have seen worldwide, they may not necessarily know what she would look like, but what would it take in your view to try to crack a case like that? >> fredricka, it takes one caring person. somebody out there knows what happened to madeline mccann. somebody knows where she is. we just need to reach that one person and have them come forward with the key information. so the fact that scotland yard has generated the latest age progression, showing what madeline probably looks like. >> that's the image we're seeing now. may look like if alive. >> and that they're asking for help regarding a suspect whose never been investigated before. it is important that laufrmt continue to work theinvestigate variety of sources, can't just focus on the family or those closest to the children. >> ernie, thank you so much. >> thank you, fredricka.
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sudafed. open up. all right, bottom of the hour now, welcome back, i'm fredricka whitfield. here are five things crossing the cnn news desk now. number one, republican congressman fred upton says is not ready for prime time. he spoke about hearings on the website's problems. upton says he is worried there will be more problems in the future. the maryland tech company is in charge of fixing the site. the official overseeing the fix says the site will work for most people by the end of november. number two, sarah palin is
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back in the political spotlight after laying low for much of the year, the former alaska governor will soon visit the state of iowa. she's also considering making a series of endorsements for the 2014 elections and launch a book tour. number three. this week's gripping testimony at a murder trial of a prominent utah doctor, dr. mart enmacneill, accused of killing his wife michele. his mistress took the stand yesterday. she said he texted her the morning his wife was found dead and during her funeral. prosecutors claim the doctor drugged and drowned his wife to be with willis. the defense says his wife died of natural causes. number four. the navy in nigeria hasn't been able to find two u.s. citizens kidnapped off an oil supply ship like this one. pirates attacked the ship this week off the country's coast,
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taking the captain and the chief engineer. u.s. officials aren't giving a motive for the attack but it is not uncommon for pirates to take crew members for ransom. and number five. a group of high school students from kentucky escaped a massive fire that broke out on their bus on a tennessee highway. they were on a field trip to the great smoky mountains national park when a passenger saw smoke coming from the back of the bus. 33 people were on board, including the driver. no one was hurt. the exact cause of the fire is unclear, but bus company officials suspect a bad alternator. brett favre started 321 straight games as an nfl quarterback, often playing with pain and injury. now three years after retiring, he talks about fear, the fear of memory loss. he spoke to washington sports talk 570 radio about not being
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able to remember one of his daughters' soccer seasons. >> i don't remember my daughter playing soccer one summer. i don't remember that. now, i got a pretty good memory, i have a tendency like y'all do, where's my glasses, they're on your head. i have that, but this was a little shocking to me. >> head injuries and their lingering effects have gotten a lot of attention this year. in august, thousands of former football players and families reached a settlement with the nfl in a lawsuit. the deal calls for the nfl to pay $365 million on medical exams and research on concussion related injuries. and it is not just football players that are worried about the impact of concussion. major league baseball is concerned as well. the league has implemented the disabled list specifically for concussions and is looking into
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banning collisions at home plate. but the new measures are too late for the family of one player. cnn's carol costello reports. >> he was always very active, very impulsive person. i couldn't understand why would he be depressed when he basically had it all. >> reporter: and he did have it all, a career in the majors, fans loved him. after all, his style of play was fearless, but it cost him dearly. as many as ten concussions in eight years, something his mother constantly worried about. >> i kept saying to ryan why don't you go to a doctor, have, you know, have some tests done. i'm fine, i'm fine. i'm not sure that ryan thought that his problem was the concussions at all. >> reporter: three years after freel retired, he took a shotgun and killed himself. he was 36 years old. >> someone has a concussion and
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it is not recognized because people aren't paying attention to it, like baseball, and get another concussion on top of it, that's not just potentially a small problem, that's a potentially lethal problem. >> reporter: increasingly, concussions are sidelining some of baseball's brightest stars. this season alone, 28 major leaguers suffered concussions. twins catcher joe mauer, tigers catcher alex avila, and others players like nick hunt lee wonder if they'll be safe in retireme retirement. >> you play through concussion stuff and play through the long term effects, i just had a daughter, it puts it in perspective a little more. >> reporter: major league baseball is trying to better protect players. implemented a concussion disabled list, separate from the 15 day disabled list to encourage more players to admit they have a problem. >> now that we started to
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identify the injuries, we're going to focus on ways of reducing it. one of the things we have done is start to study catchers' helmets. >> reporter: mlb is especially concerned about catchers. but he says reinforced hats are a possibility for pitchers possibly as soon as next season. something max scherzer says he welcomes. >> i am in a have you anotherable spot. there are a lot of balls come at me, i react later than most pitchers. if it is something that's comfortable and practical, i think i know personally i would want to wear it. >> reporter: but other players and managers are not sold on the idea, in spite of the danger. for ryan freel's family, the risks are not worth a life. >> i ask myself just about every day what could i have done to save ryan, but you know what, i felt like i did a lot. even the day before he took his
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life, i went to his house and i remember holding, he was in bed, i held his hand, and i said son, let's go to the counselor. he already had for counseling, he said don't worry, i will monday, i will start on monday. >> reporter: carol costello, cnn, atlanta. the fda says hundreds of pets have died from tainted treats. i'll tell you what officials are doing to get to the bottom of it. the american dream is of a better future, a confident retirement. those dreams, there's just no way we're going to let them die. ♪ like they helped millions of others. by listening. planning. working one on one. that's what ameriprise financial does. that's what they can do with you. that's how ameriprise puts more within reach.
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food and drug administration shows some of the treats you may be feeding your pets may make them sick or worse. some manufacturers are
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voluntarily recalling treats until investigators get to the bottom of the problems. cnn's michaela ferrera has this tale. >> reporter: it is a mysterious treat related illness that can be deadly for the pest. >> most severe symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea, but the real underlying problem causing the symptoms is kidney disease. >> reporter: food and drug administration linked pet jerky treat products most linked to china to 580 deaths, more than 3600 illnesses in dogs since 2007. but it is not just effecting man's best friend. at least ten cats have also fallen ill. the fda says more than 1200 jerky pet treat samples have been tested since 2011. looking for things like pesticides and salmonella. >> they have to not only narrow it to the product but then which ingredient in that product and then to see how many different products that one ingredient is in. >> reporter: investigators claim to be meeting with regulators in china to share its findings, but
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experts are still stumped as to what's making the animals sick. in a last ditch effort, the fda sent a letter to vets around the nation requesting a urine sample from ill pets that consumed jerky pet treats. >> it is important to educate veterinarians to educate our clients and stopping them from eating the treats could reverse any damage that's been done. >> reporter: nestle pure even a, milo's kitchen are voluntarily recalling until the fda investigates. >> if they're unhealthy and warning you against it, no, you shouldn't be giving it to them. >> so the fda announced it is proposing new rules that would govern production of pet food. dwayne ficeli, from the humane society of the united states. you have a friend there. lily is just chilling there. >> yes. >> so thanks so much for joining us. this, of course, has alarmed a lot of pet owners.
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they give their treats, thinking they're giving the animal a reward, and come to find out so many are making our little friends sick. so what's the best advise you give to people about how they can make sure they're not giving their dogs or cats something that's dangerous? >> well, you've got to be an alert pet owner, obviously you've got to pay attention to their behavior and their health, and i think first off because more than 3600 animals have been sickened in the last six years and more than 600 have died, which is one every three days, definitely no treats, certainly not jerky style treats from china. and i think if you have been feeding your animals from a certain type of product, it is probably okay to continue with it, but watch the animal, notice if there's loss of appetite, loss of vigor, any vomiting or diarrhea, get the animal to
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veterinarian. i think what this illuminated, what the 2007 scare did where thousands of animals died, the whole pet food supply chain is very fully monitored. there was federal legislation passed in 2010 to give fda more authority on pet food, but we still have a largely unregulated circumstance. >> so the fda is proposing new rules that would somehow govern production of pet food and treats. how encouraging is that to you and how far are you hoping the fda would take it? >> well, the pet food scandal of 2007 where there was one major ingredient manufacturer that was frankly -- they were labeling different pet foods, 95 or so companies, fundamentally the same product, it showed we have a global food supply for pets as well, and a lot of that food is coming from china, which is still the largest food exporter to the pet food industry here in the united states. and it was a bit of a canary in
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a coal mine situation. our human food supply chain was not properly monitored either. so what the pet food scandal did is opened a larger issue, how does the fda regulate foreign produced or manufactured food products for pets or for people. so fda's action yesterday is an important step but doesn't solve everything. a lot of this is still prevention. a lot of it really rests on the pet owner to monitor the animals. at home we bake some treats for lily and she loves them, sweet potato treats, and make some others. on our website,, we have recipes if you want to make treats for the animals. treats are not nutritionally needed for the animals, you need to give them the proper meals and proper food, but don't jeopardize their lives for treats. >> yeah, all in moderation. lily was just so relaxed there. i understand she's a rescue dog
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and she has been a great partner alongside you there for today. wayne pacelle, thank you so much for the humane society. thank you to lily. she deserves one of those home baked treats you talked about right now. >> thanks. >> thanks so much, wayne. >> thank you so much. the man that confessed online to a deadly dui crash said he would accept whatever punishment the judge would give him. hear how he feels now that he has his sentence. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what?
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the dui driver who confessed online to vehicular homicide is serving a 6 1/2 year sentence. he killed 61 vincent kenzani on june 22nd. his youtube video was played in the courtroom during his sentencing. >> my name is matthew cortal and on june 22nd, 2013, i hit and killed vincent. >> new day anchor chris cuomo talked to him earlier this week. >> so did you know this day was always coming? or did you hold out hope that leniency would mean no jail time? >> i 100% knew this day was coming, i accepted it a very long time ago and i'm very relieved now that it's over. >> relieved.
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what do you think of the sentence? 6 1/2 years, could have been about eight or so. do you think it was fair? >> as i said in the courtroom, there is really no fair sentence when it comes to the loss of life. it's just time and time won't bring back the victim, unfortunately. and so, you know, i'm glad a family can have some measure of closure and i hope they find peace throughout this. >> i'm sure you're reliving everything that happened all the time, something as horrible as this. that night, what is the main memory that you have? >> waking up in the hospital very delirious and uncontrollable state. >> what do you remember being the first wave of emotion when you realized that he was dead as a result of the accident? >> denial and shock, i would say. i just really didn't want to believe it. it's one of the worst things i can imagine happening and being responsible for.
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>> now, was this just a bad night and a terrible, poor choice by you? or is drinking something that you struggle with as a problem? >> drinking's definitely something i've been struggling with my whole life since i began it. i've always drank heavily and drank often. i think the statistic is that first time dui offenders drink and drive 80 times before they get caught and that is definitely a category i fall under. it's just, you know, i can't believe i didn't see something like this coming. that was one of the biggest emotions i had with this was frustration with myself. >> we're going to talk about what made you popular, obviously, the video. but in terms of raising awareness, did you raise your own? have you gotten help for the problem? >> yes, not as much as i want to get yet. but as much as i could before this legal issue took place. after the fact that i got out of the hospital, i put myself into
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a partial hospitalization program through dublin springs in dublin, ohio, and successfully completed that. but my road is just beginning on recovery. >> now, the video, you waited a little period of time after this accident. how did you make the decision i'm going to go this direction? this is how i'm going to handle this situation. i'm going to do a video? >> at the beginning, i waited a few months. i had a roller coaster of emotions, wasn't sure how, you know -- wasn't sure how to bring some good out of this. i fell into a deep depression. initially contacted -- because i said i would to get some ideas for possibly speaking out against this and raising some awareness towards it. you know, we decided to make the video and put it on social media because young drivers are the ones who mostly drink and drive and young people are also the
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ones who mostly use social media. we thought that was the best platform to raise awareness. >> the victim's wife wrote in a letter, quote, nothing will bring vincent back. i know what pain matthew feels, the pain will stay with him until his death, end quote. risking jail time. simply for driving a car. that's what women in saudi arabia are doing today. their bold acts of defiance next. as your life changes, fidelity is there for your personal economy, helping you readjust along the way, refocus as careers change and kids head off to college, and revisit your investments as retirement gets closer. wherever you are today, fidelity's guidance can help you fine-tune your personal economy. start today with a free one-on-one review of your retirement plan. >> announcer: introducing the redesigned jitterbug plus, our smartest, easiest
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all right. here's christine romans with a sneak peek at what's ahead in "your money." >> hi, fredericka, it was a week of tablet showdowns and soaring tech stocks, but coming up, you're going to meet an 18-year-old with autism who has never spoken to his parents until now. finding a voice. there's an app for that.
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we'll see you at the top of the hour. fredericka? >> thanks so much, christine. saudi arabian authorities are warning not to break the unofficial ban on female drivers, but some are defying the order to pressure the government to grant women the right to drive. >> i'm driving through the street. i'm taking my sisters out so they don't have to wait for any drivers to pick them up. we decided to do it ourselves. we're driving to the salon. i have a driver's license, i know how to drive, god willing, there will be no risk. >> campaign supporters say at least ten women have driven today and there are no reports of any women drivers getting arrested. new documents show a grand jury wanted to indict john and patsy ramsey in the death of their daughter but the murder mystery remains unsolved after nearly 17 years. coming up at the bottom of the
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hour, the former lead investigator in the jon benet ramsey murder reveals his thoughts about a potential new lead in her death. and then at 3:00 eastern time, the government has all kinds of safety regulations for the food that we eat with nearly no laws for what we give our pets. what one group is doing to try to change that. i'm fredericka whitfield, "your money" starts right now. the stock market is up but you're feeling down, i'm christine romans, this is "your money." >> the s&p 500 at record highs, the nasdaq up 30% this year. but much of america isn't feeling any richer. >> corporations, businesses doing very well in this country and a large segment of the population is not riding along with it. >> only half of americans invest in the market. for everyone else, it's about a job and jobs aren't coming fast enou