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happy halloween, everybody. thanks for watching "new day." time for "the newsroom" with carol costello. take it away. >> there's a gorilla behind you. watch out. happy halloween. thanks so much. >> two gorillas for the price of one. >> awesome. "the newsroom" starts now. welcome back to nd, a famous fashion designer says no one -- captions by vitac -- happening now in "the newsroom," breaking overnight -- halloween weather emergency.
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>> thursday afternoon we will make the decision as to whether cancel the haunting. >> hailstorms and high winds, cities deciding whether to cancel halloween. >> trick-or-treat! also boston strong. >> it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years! the red sox are world champions! >> ortiz hands down mvp. >> victory at home at last. >> first of all, i want to say this is for you, boston. plus a cnn exclusive. >> we were under the impression it was ready to go. vice president joe biden and his blunt assessment of the obama care rollout. >> he and i are neither technology geeks, and we assumed that it was up and ready to run. >> reporter: so queue the apology tour. >> i take full responsibility.
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>> i'm accountable. >> i want to apologize. ♪ >> reporter: sorry, sorry, sorry. ♪ i'm sorry >> reporter: stop apologizing and just get it done. i'm carol costello and you're in "the newsroom." ♪ i'm sorry that i was such a fool ♪ ♪ i didn't know love could be so cruel ♪ we'll continue on the apology tour in a little bit but first good morning everyone. i'm carol costello. on this halloween, something wicked is haunting the holiday. oh, hail and strong winds rip across kansas, floodwaters rush across central texas, scary weather has spooked some cities into canceling or rescheduling their plans. millions of other kids still in the path of a storm are holding their breath, knowing their own trick-or-treating plans may be washed away.
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>> if you're going to have schools letting out, kids getting ready, parents getting ready to take their children trick-or-treating, i'm concerned about, you know, the potential for heavy rains, number one. >> so who should be watching out for the storms and how severe is the threat? let's talk to the woman who knows. indra petersons, good morning. >> good morning, carol. unfortunately about 53 million americans are going to be under the threat for severe weather, talking about anywhere from detroit down through houston, what are they looking for, strong winds, as strong as 60 miles per hour, heavy rain and even an isolated tornado could not be ruled out for halloween. heavy rains fell in central texas overnight causing flash flooding in austin. several counties in the area had to evacuate as surging water engulfed the roadways. a massive storm in the nation's mid section is brewing up a wicked pot of wind, hail and rain, turning halloween into a
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ghoulish soaker from texas to the midwest and northeast. golf ball sized hail fell in nebraska and kansas, blinding rain and howling winds snapped power lines, driving was nearly impossible. further south, three inches of rain fell in just four hours in livingston, texas. >> trick-or-treat! >> reporter: trick-or-treaters in cincinnati, memphis and houston may have to delay or cancel their halloween plans as strong storms are expected to dump three to five inches of rain. >> thursday afternoon we will make the decision whether to cancel the haunting of old town. >> reporter: last-minute costume shoppers are thinking of alternate plans. >> one of the ladies we trick-or-treat with is going to have a party at her house if it rains. >> reporter: the safest thing to do is stay inside. >> we don't need anybody getting hurt at a time when it's supposed to be fun. >> reporter: the east coast is no stranger to halloween soakers. last year residents in new york and new jersey were cleaning up
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from superstorm sandy and a record-breaking nor'easter dumped snow across several states. carol, the ingredients making this a strong storm this late in the season typical in the springtime is all the moisture coming from the south. you have the jet stream lining up around the ohio valley. what is going on? we're talking about heavy rain closer to the moisture source down in the south another three to five inches of rain is possible so flash flooding is in the forecast, lighter rain in the ohio valley. in that region gusts from 50 to 60 miles per hour, this system makes its way into the northeast tomorrow and even the threat of an isolated tornado is in the forecast so yes everyone wants to have fun tonight but they just have to remember sometimes they just need to stay aware and it may not be worth it. we'll have to take a look at the surroundings throughout the evening and judge for themselves. >> thank you, indra, we appreciate it. boston strongest. after rallying the city in the wake of the marathon bombings,
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the boston red sox rallied to beat the st. louis cardinals in the world series, down 2-1, the sox won three straight games to take their third title in a decade. the banner on this morning's "boston herald" "one for all!" the sox clinched a world sear's at home for the first time in 95 years. some celebrations got out of hand a car was flipped near fenway park, bottles thrown, boston police arrested nine people for unruly behavior. police in riot gear responded to a post game disturbance at u mass. amherst, 14 students arrested, two charged with saub on assault and battery on a police officer. david ortiz sprayed teammates from a humongous gold bottle of champagne. nothing better than baseball celebrations. john berman a big red sox fan was at last night's game and red
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sox was there last night. >> reporter: greetings from fenway park home of the world champion boston red sox. you can see some traces of the celebration, there are still beer cans and cups strewn about the immaculate infield here. this place erupted last night, 38,000 fans screaming with joy along with 25 players falling all over each other with joy, not just here in the park but on the streets, when we left here last night, it was late, high fi fives and hugs, every block more people to give you a high five you never met before. you mentioned the fact this is the first time the red sox clinched the world sear eels at fenway park since 1918. but that's not the date that's been in everyone's mind hooer in boston. it's april, april of this year, for the boston marathon bombings and that was an event that moved this city and moved the boston red sox as well. and the journey from then until
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now has been something incredibly poignant to see. victory at home at last. absolute jubilation flooding the streets, red sox nation celebrating their team's world series win against the st. louis cardinals. >> this is what boston strong means. >> nothing defines moment than this moment right here. >> reporter: the excitement reaching a fever pitch. >> woo! >> absolutely amazing game, red sox three times in nine years doesn't get better than that. >> reporter: down on the diamond, it was run -- >> here comes gomes, he is safe! >> reporter: after run. >> is gone! 4-0, red sox! >> reporter: after run. >> it's 5-0 boston! >> reporter: an absolute blowout. >> it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years! the red sox are world champions! >> reporter: the red sox winning it and winning it at home.
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the last time the sox won in the shadow of the green monster was 1918, back when babe ruth played for the team, season stunted by world war i. this is the third red sox title in nine years, but this one is different. this isn't about breaking a curse like in 2004. this isn't even just about baseball. this team that finished dead last in the american league east last year came to symbolize resilience in the wake of the boston marathon bombings. it was this team that hung this shirt in their dugout and last night emblazoned the same log sn on to their field. it was this team that played ball at fenway park the day after the city was shut down in the final manhunt for the bombers. they opened the doors, filled
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the seats came from behind and declared a new ambiguity. >> this is our [ expletive ] city. >> reporter: this bearded brauny group of bashers, this worst to first tragic to magic collection of men proved there was prophecy in that profanity from david ortiz. now the people of boston can say in unionsson, this is our city. this is our team. this is our championship. this was the biggest turnaround in baseball history from last place last season to world series champs now, and now people all across the city, all across this state, all across this region are bleary-eyed in school and at their jobs today. carol? >> i bet they are. i bet all of the sox wives are saying, honey, it's time to shave the beard now. >> reporter: no doubt. >> john berman, thanks. that was a great story. appreciate it. another day, another rude greeting for americans trying to
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learn more about obama care, until just a few minutes ago the government's website was still shut down by the technical problems that have plagued it since its launch one month ago tomorrow. and the administration says it could be another month before the website is running smoothly. and just in case you thought it might be a little easier logging on to the obama care website if you happen to be the president of the united states, you'd be wrong. this is what vice president joe biden told hln's christi paul. >> reporter: have you tried to get online yourself? >> actually the president tried to get online and my daughter tried to get online. i did not because it was clear that i wasn't getting online. >> christi paul joins us with more on what the vice president had to say. >> no matter what side of the political aisle you sit on you can count on joe biden to tell it like it is. there is respect and appreciation for that. when i asked him about the problems he flat out apologized. >> we run an impression that it
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was ready to go. we had the president, to his credit almost seven weeks out was saying are we ready? to be told by the pros this looks like it's ready to go, and neither he nor i are technology geeks and we assume that it was up and ready to run but the good news is although it's not and we apologize for that we are confident that by the end of november he with will be and there will still be plenty of time for people to register and get online. >> and you know what struck me about that interview he said we're not tech tweaks the president and i but the president ran one of the most tech-savvy campaigns in the history of the united states. >> he did but they probably had pros to handle that as well when you think about it. i don't know what it's like to be in the middle of a campaign, but the reason that we were talking to him about that as well is because we were at the national domestic violence
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hotline which is i hate to say celebrating but they are celebrating in a sense their 3 millionth call which shows how prolific and close and dear it is to the vice president because it would not be in existence had it not been for joe biden's founding the or writing i should say the violence again women act and there is a connection between health care and domestic violence, verizon commissioned this new study that showed that women who have asthma and who have diabetes and some other chronic illnesses are involved in domestic violence situations so it's a health issue. it's a physical issue. it's an emotional issue. it's a money issue in many standpoints, and joe biden says listen, this is the most important work of my life. this is something he's really serious about. he went by and talked to all of his people. he believes in making a difference in this cause and changing the way we see things,
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not blaming the victim. i was so glad he brought that up. >> really that's the reason you were talking to the vice president, because he wrote a book on domestic violence, it's an important issue in your life, too. >> i did "love isn't supposed to hurt" and in all transparency the book came out a year ago and proceeds of that book do go to the national domestic violence hotline so just to be transparent and real, that was part of it as well. >> christi, thanks for sharing, we appreciate it. >> thank you. still to come in "the newsroom," a kidnapping and a 911 call. >> i have been kidnapped and we are being followed. >> reporter: a florida woman, her abductor her ex-boyfriend. >> i have enough am mission to kill her and myself. >> reporter: we hear from elizabeth hamilton for the first time this morning. plus the security of your yahoo! and google accounts. >> we want to get to the truth. >> reporter: reports of the nsa tapping into the massive search engines and how a cartoon with a
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smiley face is becoming a bigger part of the story. "newsroom" is back after a break. for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer. be ready with children's motrin.
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it's a bit of breaking news to pass along this morning. the man behind the nsa leaks has found a job in russia. i'm talk beinget ward snowden and guess what he's going to do? guess what his job is? well i'll give you a hint. he's working, it involves computers, you' give you has hint. i'll let diana magnate tell us. what job did you find in russia? >> reporter: i wish i could give you the name of the company he's working for but we got off the
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phone from his lawyer an tolly ku kucharena but he says it's a major russian website and works tomorrow november 1st. it seems the lawyer has been consistently saying ever since he was granted asylum at the beginning of august he wants to lead a normal life, there were some photos which came out recently of a man looking like edward snowden doing his grocery shopping and now it seems he's got himself a normal job. but it's likely given the fact that he's an i.t. specialist he's not going to be sitting in some big room with a load of other techies, he's probably going to do it remotely. there are security concerns around him, so he's probably not going to be very clear or very public about where he's working from. >> it sounds like he's going to stay in russia, forever i mean. it's starting to sound more like that at least. >> well, his father, lawrence snowden, came to visit him a few
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weeks back and said he was doing very well in russia, he was grateful to the russian authorities for having granted him asylum that he felt he could lead a normal life here and that he was able to find a job here, and there have been a lot of companies who have been public about the fact that they've been looking to recruit edward snowden. he's obviously a name that you would want to have up there on your text specitech specialist and the russian version of facebook tried to recruit him earlier on. they haven't commented on whether it's them who have given him the job this time round and it's also possible he could be working for the russian version of google, but it seems as though he has found a bit of a home here in russia. and it's interesting, carol, i've just come from germany, which is obviously in the midst of outcry over the latest nsa revelations that angela merkel, the chancellor's phone might have been spied on. there's calls to get edward snowden back and to get him to testify before a parliamentary
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commission, so that he can give more evidence about that particular scenario, but it seems unlikely that he'll do that. he will then be much more in the hands of possible sort of being sent back to the states. so it seems pretty likely that for now at least edward snowden's here to stay. >> diana magnay reporting live from moscow, thank you. a teenager found dead rolled up in a gym mat in his high school but there's never been a formal investigation into how he died. well, that could change soon. [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. [ male announcer ] celebrate every win with nicoderm cq, the unique patch with time release smartcontrol technology that helps prevent the urge to smoke all day long.
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next time you click your mouse on google or yahoo! you'll have a new reason to wonder if someone is watching you. "the washington post" says the national security agency, the nsa, has secretly tapped into those company's servers overseas. though the nsa denies the report, it's the latest reason for americans to question their privacy and the broad reach of our intelligence community. we'll get more from cnn's chief national security correspondent jim sciutto. >> reporter: explained in this simple hand sketched drawing, complete with a smiley face, maybe a newly disclosed way the nsa is monitoring the internet. "the washington post" citing documents stolen and released by edward snowden reports the intelligence agency has tapped into the communications link such as undersea cables connecting yahoo! and google data centers around the world and because those links are overseas, they can do so without any oversight from the u.s.
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government. the nsa chief delivered a partial denial. >> this is not nsa breaking into any databases. it would be illegal for us to do that. >> reporter: as did a written statement from nsa to cnn saying "the assertion that we collect vast quantities of u.s. persons' data from this type of collection is not true" but the nsa did not deny it accesses links between the servers or communications of foreigners carried on those links. reaction from google and yahoo! was swift and angry. "we have long been concerned about the possibility of this snooping" said google "which is why we continue to extend encryption across more and more google services and links." yahoo! says "we have not given access to our data centers to the nsa or any other government agency." two european delegations upset at allegations of nsa surveillance in their countries met face-to-face with the white house and the in, sa chief who told them all nsa intel gathering in europe is done in
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collaboration with european intel agencies. so i asked them, does that make the europeans hypocritical for criticizing the u.s.? >> we want to get to the truth of why there was mass surveillance. we have a set of allegations that talks about mass surveillance of our citizens. >> reporter: by americans and europeans or just by americans? >> whoever it was, whatever partnerships there may have been, whoever it was, we want to get to the truth of it. >> reporter: so more on the nsa's access to google and yahoo! to be clear the nsa is saying they do not go after americans' traffic so they're not targeting our g-mail and yahoo! mail accounts our google and yahoo! searches. to do that they would need a warrant. this access appears to affect only foreigner's use of these sites and the overseas communications links to those sites servers. of course there is a danger that as the nsa taps into those links, they will also inadvertently tap into americans' communications something the intel agencies try to avoid and to correct when it
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happens. >> we'll see. jim sciutto reporting for us this morning. still to come in "the newsroom," the obama care website down again this morning. it's back up now but why did it crash yet again? and how can we be sure your information on this site is secure? cnn's lori siegel joins us next to explain.
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ahead in "the newsroom," are
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you kidding moo he?, after being down all day yesterday is back up this morning, but it was down for a time earlier. seriously, why isn't anyone fired over this? plus gouged at the gate, we all know airlines nickel and dime you for almost everything. we now know how much they're making off you. trust me, you'll want to sit down for this one. ♪ ♪ cause this is thriller what would halloween be complete without "thriller"? these kids in washington know how to do a mean michael jackson. "the newsroom" continues now. ♪ killer thriller good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. sadly the obama care website was down again this morning. it's back up now, but it
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certainly leaves you zraching yo scratching your head. even after that contential hearing last night they can't seem to get it together. what makes matters worse democrats keep saying how proud they are of obama care and its website. >> and on the subject of the affordable care act, i just want to say every chance i get how proud we are of it. >> lori siegel is our cnn money technology fcorrespondent. the site was down early this morning and back up now. why do we keep seeing this kind of thing happen? >> i'm definitely happy to report that it is up but i'm coming to you telling you the good news it's finally up but it was an unexpectedousage. we keep hearing more and more about them. i got a statement from cms, they confirm the site is up and running. "verizon terremark has successfully resolved their
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issue with the networking component overnight. consumers can access the online application and roaenrollment." seeing this technical error sign has gotten all too real for all of us. people are frustrated but what happened in this scenario was that there was a partial outage at verizon's data center. verizon runs part of the technology behind healthcare.dwof so that in turn made the website go down. we heard secretary sebelius say yesterday in the hearing that is not on us, it's on verizon. you have verizon respondents saying they asked for plan maintenance. the site when count for a long time this go round and this wasn't the first time it's happened. >> so it does make you wonder how secure the site is. there's a lot of financial information on there, right? so is it secure? should we be worried? >> absolutely. i think right now the conversation we've been having has been why is this site going
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down but the conversation we're really going to start having is what are the security flaws or vulnerabilities on this site, because you wanted to trust that a site built like this is very, very secure, but what we're beginning to see are security analysts going in and saying oh, hey, there's a vulnerability here and here. cnn money we actually put out an article showing that a string of vulnerabilities would enable someone to go in and potentially reset your password. they've been fixed but that's just the beginning of this. i've been speaking with a lot of folks in the hacker community who said we're scared to go and play around on the thing because we see that one guy i spoke to said that he saw that the code seems to be riddled with vulnerabilities. so again this is the next phase of what we should be looking at and what we should be focusing on. >> i'm sure you'll be doing that. laurie segall, thank you for joining us this morning. 34 minutes past the hour the head of the nsa denies "the washington post" report that the agency broke into overseas servers belonging to dpogoogle yahoo!. he says the spy agency does not
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illegally access servers but rather works with the two tech companies. yahoo! spokesman denies the nsa was given access to its data centers and the chief legal officer says the company will continue beefing up security to keep hackers out. syria destroyed all of its declared facilities used to make chemical weapons and all chemical weapons have been placed under seal according to an international watch dog group. weapons inspectors had been sent to syria following reports the government used sarin gas to kill hundreds in august. the syrian government denies the allegation and blames rebel forces. a teenager is found dead rolled up in a gym mat in his high school. no arrests have been made and death ruled an accident. the parents of 17-year-old kendrick johnson don't believe it and they are demanding answers. today we will learn from a federal prosecutor is going to launch an investigation to find those answers and also learning
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that surveillance video you see it here shows kendrick inside the gym, it will be released to his parents later today. it's already been released to us. cnn anchor victor blackwell has been all over the story, he joins us live from macon, georgia. good morning, victor. >> reporter: carol, good morning. we're at the center of a very crucial 24-hour period for the parents of kendrick johnson and here's why. in january, when the sheriff of the county told ken i.t. and jacqueline johnson their 17-year-old son in the middle of a school day ran into a jim, climbed on top of a six-foot gym mat, reached into the center for his shoe, got stuck and died they did not believe that. they think the story say coverup that their son was beaten to death and rolled in that mat and put in the corner. now the sheriff's office says that they've done nothing wrong here. so the family sued for access to the full file including the surveillance video and we are getting the first few glimpses of what has been released. first we have video of kendrick
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on the day that he died according to the sheriff's office, going into that gym. now he's following another student, cnn has decided to blur the faces of all the other students in this video. we can also show you the next piece of video, kendrick inside that gym running in, you see him run out of frame but there are also other students there playing basketball near half of that gym. we cannot see what's happening on the other half of the gym, but it's a great possibility we'll see more, because the sheriff's office requested from the school 40 cameras, 48 hours each, nearly 2,000 hours of surveillance will be released to the family, and also to cnn. cnn joined the lawsuit that the family won as part of our public open records request. also the back end of this crucial 24 hours, carol, the announcement at 1:00 p.m. eastern today the u.s. attorney michael moore has been reviewing this case for four months now, he will announce whether or not he will open a federal investigation into the death of
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kendrick johnson. carol? >> how did kendrick die? what did the autopsy show? >> reporter: well the autopsy shows that his death was officially positional asphyxia. the family completed an autopsy in june and the report said it was blunt force trauma essentially he says that kendrick took a blow to the neck on the right side, in fact the paramedics when they arrived on the scene the day he was found noted bruising to the right side jaw. however, that bruising was not noted in any other state or local document. >> all right, we'll wait for further release of those videotapes. thank you so much. victor blackwell reporting live from macon, georgia. still to come in "the newsroom" the fiasco with the obama care website if the government can't get its act together on that, what can we trust the government to do right? we'll talk about that next.
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the obama care website is fast becoming the ultimate symbol of bureaucratic failure. queue the apologies. >> responsibility. >> i'm accountable. >> we apologize. >> i want to apologize --
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>> of course it might be a little too late to say i'm sorry as congressman upton said the failure of obama is causing people to lose faith in our government. could you argue it's more than obama care. joining success professor drew westin author of "the political brain: the roll of emotion in deciding the fate of a nation." welcome. >> nice to see you again. i think americans have lost faith. members of the obama administration including the president now saying they're sorry. does that restore faith in government? what does that really mean to the people of america? >> you know, at this point i think we've gone from the eisenhower era 50 years ago where 85% of americans said when they were asked do you believe in the government will do the right thing most of the time or all of the time, 85% said most of the time or all of the time.
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now it's over 85% say none of the time or little of the time. so even before this debacle with the website it was really at such a low ebb. >> the thing that struck me yesterday, here's kathleen sebelius getting her butt kicked in congress, right, and then you have president obama in boston holding an obama care rally, he's smiling, saying go team, we're going to get it done, and you look at that as a citizen of this country, and you really don't know what to believe, and isn't that just blending or isn't that, isn't that garnering more distrust in government because we don't know what to believe. >> i think you're right. the way you'd roll something like this out you roll it out first in a couple of small states, test that. anyone who has ever developed a website knows there are going to be glitches so you roll it out in a couple of states, see how it works and then you fix the glitches and you're always going to -- you think about your iphone you get the updates, the
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same thing with the website. you try it out on a couple of states. republicans are saying obama care is bad. he wanted to show obama care is good. that's the problem. >> you're a political psychologist. might it not be better that the president fires somebody for this because at least it would send a message to the american people that i got your back. i got this under control. i'm going to demand that something be done. >> yes. >> why doesn't he fire someone? >> i don't think it's in his nature. i don't think he likes to do it and he hasn't done it very much. in a case like this sure it would be a good, symbolic gesture and useful to say look we screwed up, we put up the website too early and what we're going to do is back up and try it in a couple of states and get the glitches out. don't worry, the glitches will be out and 30 million people will end up getting covered. >> in other words he should ignore politics and do what makes it work. >> i think that's exactly right. the president didn't write the
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code for this thing. it's not like he's sitting there, hmm, let me figure out which html code to write for this thing and all the interactive stuff. anyone who has ever developed a website knows and anyone who has ever seen one knows these things have glitches and they fix them. >> don't the american people want to see more from the president than i'm really upset about this. don't they want him to scream and yell and stomp his feet? don't they need that? >> yes, they do, and for one, i understand from inside washington, the president is furious. the problem is he doesn't do fury on television, and i think the american people need to see some fury from him and they need to see as you're saying, some heads roll to say all right i'm going to hold somebody accountable. the word accountability is something people don't see it in government, they don't see it in big business and they want to see it. >> drew westen thanks for coming in. here's what's new in the
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next hour. food banks are standing by as millions of americans find another way to buy food. plus in california, a sting over chilies. >> it smells more like pepper. it's very like steamy? >> anger turns from a slow boil to a burn over a hot sauce plant. and techno ticket. woman busted for wearing google glass behind the wheel. unwise certainly but illegal? that's all new in the next hour of "cnn newsroom." the day my doctor told me i had diabetes,
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checking our top stories at 50 minutes past the hour, a new report tells us just how much money airlines are going to make off all those fees they tack on. more than $42 billion this year alone. in about 15 minutes we're going to be learning about potentially big changes on your cell phone. there's a news conference being held as we speak. we could see recommendations that restrictions on using devices like iphones and ipads could be eased. danica patrick and godaddy.
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>> who would notice a model in body paint. >> they definitely get you noticed. >> that's why smart businesses go with hot ceos from godaddy. >> done. >> wow. i think we missed a spot. >> oh, my goodness. but now godaddy says days of danica as sex kitten are over. don't worry, she'll still be there but it will be more giggle s, less wiggles. >> that is fantastic. you know, carol, it's funny. for a longest time, i didn't know what the company did. i didn't know what godaddy did. they sell web domains and website services, but really the only thing that most of us think about when it comes to this company are the racing ads. the one last year where he's
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making out with a model. still shocking. they say, no more sex. they need to move onto the next phase. this year they're going to have two super bowl ads and they'll be funny, not racy. this is the eighth year in a row she's a spokesperson. some experts say you may want to watch out though. it may not make much sense to step away from what's worked so well for them in the past. the company went from a $100 million business to a $1.4 billion business and that's partially because of those super bowl ads. they still have a good grasp about how to get attention because it's october and they're talking super bowl ads. they may know something we don't. >> maybe so. nischelle turner, thanks.
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>> thank you, doorly. david ortiz, mvp of the world series and king of boston. [ female announcer ] what if the next big thing, isn't a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here.
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after rallying the city in the wake of the marathon bombings, the boston red sox rallied to beat the st. louis cardinals in the world series. andy schotes is here to tell us more. >> you know, carol, what game, what a night. they had. won a series at home at fenway park. they've been waiting their whole lives for a night like last night. in the game the cardinals were determined not to let big papi let him hurt them. after intentionally whacking ortiz, the hit, jonny gomes.
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he launched the one off the green monster. all three would come in. the fenway faithful were going nuts and the sox ended up scoring six ones off michael wacha. red sox win, 6-1, to claim their third world series title in the last nine years and the only player that has been with the team for all three of them is big papi. and what he did for the red sox in the city of boston this year has truly been amazing. he's not only carried the team at the plate, putting up ridiculous stats, he was also their emotional leader. that moment when he rallied the team in the dugout in game four when things were looking grim, it was a turning point. they didn't lose a game after that. big papi, the world series mvp and the mvp of boston. super man making his debut for the houston rockets last night. he grabbed a career-high-tying
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26 rebounds. the rockets beat the bobcats, 96-83. today is another amazing spoof by the dallas mavericks. this time they tackled "what does the fox say?" check it out. ♪ what do the mavs say ♪ what do the mavs say >> you have to be a confident man. >> they do it right, these spoofs. you know it's halloween. i bet a lot of people are dressing up like a fox this year. it's a trendy outfit. >> i think miley cyrus is the big thing this year, but i could be wrong. >> you could be a miley cyrus fox. >> that's true. thank you, andy. >> the next hour of cnn news room starts now.
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in the "cnn newsroom," seat belts on, ipods off. we'll hear from the faa in minutes. plus, kathleen sebelius on the hotseat and it's not cooling off. is it time for her to go? and more americans are on food stamps than the entire population of spain. now massic cuts are coming and millions will be forced to find another way to get food. the second hour of newsroom starts now. -- captions by vitac -- good morning. i'm carol costello. we have breaking news. just minutes ago we learned that 30-year fixed rate mortgage rates hit the lowest points in months. let's go to our chief business
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correspondent christine romans. this is surprising. i thought they were going up. >> i know. the fed has kept interest rates low, so you're seeing this play out again in mortgage rates. 4.1%, falling for a second week in a row. that's according freddie mac. what it's telling you for consumers is there's still this window here for lower mortgage rates. not as low as they were a year ago at this time. we thought this year they would be moving higher and higher and higher, instead this pause here and you're seeing mortgage rates tick down. if you thought you had missed your moment, you have not. 4.1% for a 30-year and 3.2% for the 15. i'll tell you another interesting stat though i saw recently. 49% of september home says, carol, were all cash. all cash. so half the people buying houses in september, they didn't care what mortgage rates were, but for the rest of us who have to
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borrow money to buy a house. these kinds of numbers are very, very good for the housing market. >> so refinance, right? >> if you can. if you can. if you can lock in the lower rates. some say they can't. they don't have good caret it. that's still a problem for some people. but for those of you who do have a little bit of equity in the house, for those of you who can have a higher mortgage rate than this, you know, 4.1%. you've got a mortgage in the 5s or 6s, you have to look at this. >> thank you so much. at the center of president obama's health care law, the insurance marketplace crashed tuesday night and was down almost all day yesterday and we finally know who we can blame for this debacle. health and human services kathleen sebelius falling on the sword, taking responsibility. but that's not all she said in the hearings yesterday. she said a lot of things that made us say, what? >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch
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of so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. and michelle schneider is not responsible. hold me responsible for the debacle. the website has never crashed. it's at a low function and low functioning. the problem's being resolved but we know we don't have a fully functioning system. >> not fully functioning because the website was down again for a time this morning. it's back up now, but, still. the president says he still stands by sebelius but a lot of americans are asking why? why doesn't he fire sebelius or someone? this morning joining us congressman paul tonko. good morning, congressman. >> good morning, carol. >> the question still is
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shouldn't president obama fire someone? the problems persist. >> it was like when we rolled out a plan some years ago. i think what we need to do is get the system up and running, get the kinks out of the system, and make it work. but i think if everybody would work together, if congress would assist in that effort if there's a way to do that, certainly providing the resources to get it up and running is important because i do know walking around my district, listening to my constituents, even the nonbelievers of the affordable care act are wanting the many benefits that are born with it. >> a lot of americans are frustrated and they want things fixed and they want them fixed right now and they wonder why president obama doesn't sound angrier about this and he doesn't send a message to the american people, i want to get things done, heads will roll.
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wouldn't he be sending a message that he's getting this under control if he fired someone? >> i know they're working 24/7 if they turn it around. it's a huge system. you know, in the beginning, all of the states were supposed to establish exchanges. that didn't happen. many of the states where there's a single focus, california, new york, kentucky, it's been working well. it's under the federal exchange and i'm positive that they'll get this fixed. they had talked about several days if not weeks before it really gets all of the bugs out of the system, and it's a massive undertaking, and luckily we have a window. >> but, congressman, we had a window for all of these challenges before the website was set up. the president said he wasn't aware of all of the problems before the launch on october 1st. just the mere fact that if i'm the boss and it's my signature legislation and nobody told me there were going to be these great problems, i would want to fire someone.
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i mean wouldn't -- wouldn't most americans understand that? >> well, i think the system probably from the hearings that we have had could have had a better shot of getting it up and running from the beginning if there were a longer test run period. that didn't happen and people are responding now in the best way. they have the best technical experts working on the system. and i'm confident that it will be up and running. and, again, the enrollment period here is a long enough period even in massachusetts when they started up the program, they found that the spike came near the end of the enrollment deadline, which just seems to be human nature. but there are people signing up, and we have to remember, too, you can do this by phone, you can do it in person with navigators, an outreach that will be held at several sites throughout the country. so this isn't the only segue, but i agree.
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it needs to be up and running and fixed as soon as possible. it should guarantee there should be a major focus and by the end of november, they believe they should get everything into sound working order. >> we'll be watching. congressman paul tonko, thank you for talking with us this morning. >> my pleasure. according to an nbc/wall street journal poll, only 42% agree with what the president is doing, 51% disapprove. that's down 5% from earlier this month. but the gop is also hitting an all-time low. just 22% say they approve of republicans, 53% have a negative view. i think i read that wrong for you. i'm good. i think i'm good. all right. let's move on them. the faa just release add major announcement about using devices like ee readers and ipads are safe during all phases
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of flight. cnn's reporter is on the phone where the faa is holding a news briefing. what did the faa says chris? >> reporter: we're minutes away from the fa briefing, and it's likely to be good news for a lot of travelers. if you wanted to read your ebooks, play games, watch videos on your ipad, on your mobile device, you are likely to be able do that throughout the flight, basically from gate to gate, even during takeoff and landing. that's going to be good news for someone who wanted to get a jump on their movie or are coming to an end or they make your turn off all your devices in the middle of a good book. a lot of people have been frustrated wondering why they couldn't use the devices, especially the ones that weren't transmitting anything and weren't operating on a wi-fi network. the faa has taken about a year to look at this issue and has
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determined it's pretty much going to be okay. they have to let the airlines institute it, which basically means the airlines have to come back and make sure that their planes are able do this without causing interference. the faa is lightly to say midair airlines will be able to do it by the end of the year. so some good news. again, we're just minutes away from the news conference, and as soon as it wraps up, we'll jump on the air and give you all the details. >> all right. we'll be waiting. chris lawrence from reagan national this morning. on this halloween, something wicked is haunting the holiday. that would be hail and strong winds as they whip across kansas. scary weather has already spooked some cities into canceling or rescheduling their plans. some kids are holding their breath knowing that some of
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their trick-or-treat plans could be washed away. >> we're going to have schools letting out, parents getting ready, children getting ready for trick or treating. >> i mean this is what is so unbelievable, carol. if you take a look at the map you can see the system. all the way to the northeast you're going to be affected by the system. here's the key though. 53 million of you will actually have a severe threat. that's including major cities all the way from detroit down through houston. you have that not only there but heavy rain and a risk of tornadoes. so atypical for this time of year. you're getting all this moisture coming from the gulf. look at the humidity.
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denver where it was cold and snowy, 28% humidity. 28% in nashville you. get a clash of the two air masses and you get the risk for bad weather. you see this usually in the springtime. it's making its way as far north as chicago. that's the ingredients that's giving us the severe weather. farther to the south you're seeing that. that's where we have heavy rain. we had 13 inches outside of austin, texas. so farther to the south, flooding concerns. that's what we're going to be looking for here. rain tapers off the farther north you go. watch this system as it makes its way across. it tightens up. it enhances. if you're farther north closer to the lakes, you're talking stronger winds. if you're in chicago, look for 36-mile-an-hour gusts. 43-mile-an-hour gusts around cincinnati. even buffalo.
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even upwards to 60-mile-per-hour winds out there. definitely a system everyone should be aware of, carol. unbelievable system. unfortunately it's halloween. i know everyone wants to have a fun night but it's important to stay safe at the same time. >> indra, thank you so much. still to come in the newsroom, food stamps are a lifeline for americans but starting tomorrow the federal government will cut their benefits. i'll talk with one from new york city after the break. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johnson & johnson.
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passengers cheered him. life is about to get tough for more than a million americans on food stamps. starting tomorrow those who get assistance will see their monthly payments dropped by 5%. the cuts will save the federal government $5 billion. the cuts could add up to more than 20 missed meals a month. joining me now is margaret purv purvis. welcome, margaret. >> thank you so much for having us. >> you're worried about the cuts. why? >> we're worried about the cuts for so many reasons. we believe one of the reasons is so many americans are unaware of what's about to happen. a cut that will impact 48 million of our mideast vulnerable americans is
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something that's serious. it's not something that can be about them. it will impact all of us. >> you know what the stereo type is, that it's -- a lot of people who accept food stamps, they just don't want to find a job, they're lazy, they're taking advantage of the government and our taxpayer dollars. who's the average person getting food stamps? >> the first thing i think that's amazing is people believe poor people don't pay taxes. they pay the largest percentage. the people that will be impacted, the largest group within this group of lazy people would be children. then the seniors and then the disabled. this is the overwhelming amount. more than 40% of the people on this program actually do work. new york city, they have more than one job. i think that something that happens with snap that really is terrible is that we look at the
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program and we completely negate the reality of our economy. we say things like and believe things like the government will save $5 billion. the part they won't tell you is every dollar that goes into food stamps, it returns $1.73 to local economy. so it's not just that government is going to save $5 billion. everyone is about to have millions of dollars snatched right from your town and no one asked you. >> many lawmakers would say the economy is getting better. mine it would be slow but it's getting better. the unemployment rate is going down but it's time to wean people off the system. >> that would be people who never read anything from the congressional budget office who said for the poorest people, the people at the bottom who lost 4% of their so-called wealth in the past couple of years, they haven't read naeg because our
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kma economy won't see an uptick for them -- and we all know this -- until around 2015. to have this happen -- actually to have allowed it to expire before it was supposed to is criminal. to point to the people who are in need and call them the problem when it's absolutely right. the program is huge but the program is hunl becauge because is huge. we're in the middle of a crisis. it is a crisis for all of us. all of us who are americans. all of us who believe in some of the things that make our country great which is we don't allow them vulnerable. many who are absolutely working. by the way, that's illegal for children to go and get a job, though their bodies be able. it's actually against the law. >> but margarette, it's obvious you're angry about it. >> more people should be
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nothing butter than hot chili sauce unless you have to smell it 24/7. the people that live near the sriracha plant say the smell is making them sick and the city is suing the company. more now from miguel marquez. >> reporter: call it chiligate 2013. the hot sauce is in the hot seat. claims that the smell emanating from the los angeles plant is making people sick. >> it smells more like pepper. it's very like stinging. >> reporter: this is a college freshman who lives in the shadow of the plant. she says the chili makes her sneeze and her throat soar. others complain of headaches and difficulty breathing. the city filing an injunction to
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force the plant to fix the problem or shut down. >> seems like they're not happy to me. >> reporter: he says the plant which was chosen to be built here by the city of irwindale cost $40 million and has state-of-the-art filters built on the roof, even taking the media to the roof to prove it. truckload after truckload of the hot peppers brought in over a three-month period in the last period, the air quality department has logged 11 complaints. it sent an inspector finding no smells and no violations. while the sriracha plant looks hotter than haiti, it's nowhere near. it's nowhere near the hottest chilies in the world. >> one, two, three.
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>> reporter: here's a man eating one of the hottest chilies, sriracha's hottest evenepepper that. >> if it's possible to fix the problem, that would be best because even one of my friends recently got a job there. >> reporter: how hot is too hot? now in the hands of a judge. a ruling on a possible factory shutdown expected later today. we'll keep you posted. still to come in the newsroom, the gop saying if they can't fund, delay, or repeal the obama health care plan, they'll have to fix it. or will they. we'll ask the communications director next. i could quit smokingand ik but chantix helped me do it. i told my doctor i think i'm... i'm ready. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. i knew that i could smoke for the first 7 days.
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up for new insurance, and president obama's promise that you can keep your plan, not true for potentially millions of americans. so we know all of that is wrong. now people are wondering how to fix it, how to fix things. with us now is shaun spicer, communications director. good morning, sean. >> good morning, carol. great to be with you. >> nice to have you here. we appreciate it. taxpayers have spent more than $170 million on this website. if we don't get it together and fix this thing, won't we just end up spending more money? >> well, i think the answer is yes. i think we've got a bigger problem of accountability and we saw that on full display yesterday when the secretary testified. when she clearly didn't know her own program and said it would have been illegal for her to sign up for it, which is patently not true, according to so you've got to wonder if they don't understand the nature of their own prarjs not only how are they going to implement a
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website but how are they going to implement a health care system. secondly she was dismissive when asked a question and said whatever. third, the other big point is when she tried to redefine, well, it actually didn't crash, it was just slow. it takes the clinton definition of what "is" is. >> there were a lot of things that came out of the hearing. i guess the question is now you keep saying "they." but how about republicans? are they interested in making these exchanges work? do they want to fix the problems? what is the next step? what is our solution? >> i think since day one republicans have talked about putting plans in place and doing this in a way that deals with cost containment, which is what initially obama care was supposed to do and provides greater coverage. and you saw congressman tim griffin talk about the bill he's
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a cosponsor of during the ways and meaning hearing the other day. the thing is there is another way to do this, way that brings more coverage to people, giving them greater choices and drives down costs. what we've got is we warned you over and over this is a bad idea. the website is a first step of how bad it's going to get. it's going to -- >> obama care is here to say as long as we have a democratic president and democratic senate. >> no, it's not. >> my question is, can't the republicans -- they like to governor, right? they like to find solutions, right? can they find a solution to this? >> carol. this goes back to the old saying when you're in a hole, you stop. you don't keep digging. just because they implement it doesn't mean we sing kumbaya and say let's go down this rabbit hole. you say, hey, we told you you were wrong, you're wrong, let's
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go the other way. so i don't think that you keep pouring good money after bad. you can say at some point admit defeat, say, we were wrong, let's look at a different model. but clearly that would be the worst thing that could happen. we're talking about one-sixth of our entire kmirks and frankly beyond the financial aspect of it, you and everyone listening knows how important good health care is, being able to go see a doctor when you're sick, whether it's for your spouse or yourself. >> that's right. and if this goes away, there will still be 40 million people without insurance. i want to read you a quote from daryl hanson from "the detroit new news". quote, the problem is that as much as republicans dis-like the erin care act, it can't be fixed, improved, or changed without republican support. even if every democrat coalesced around a set of solutions, nothing will happen if republicans' only participation
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is "i told you so." is dale hansen right? >> this is not "i told you so." it's "i told you so, and we have a better solution." >> what's your solution? what's your solution? >> i just talked about it. what's the solution? using exchanges so people can buy across state lines. there are millions of them that the republicans passed in the house frankly that could drive down costs, create greater coverage, which is what we all want at the end of the day. don't think you have to say it's obama care or nothing. all republicans are for keeping kids inh sured, 26 and under. >> it's not going to happen. let me put on an example. the health care exchanges.
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what should happen to the website? in a republican view, what should happen to the website? >> first of all, you have to bring in a real team that's held accountable, that can answer the questions. they should be able to talk about what's going on. >> should we keep it? should we fix it? continue with it? >> of course, you should fix it. you have to get it right first. you have to understand the problem. yes, you have to fix it and understand the problem and figure out so we don't do this again. i mean the problem i see more and more is we've got people going, yeah, it's not a big deal, it's a glitch, it's a temporary problem i don't think anyone is saying that at this moment. >> absolutely the secretary said yesterday the site didn't go down, it's moving slowly. >> i meant outside of the administration. >> but who's going to fix it if n not for them. you're basically saying the
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republicans should get involved when it's the administration not even acknowledging they have a problem. that's a big, big issue. instead of putting burden on the republicans, we ought to put the burden and accountability on the people, frankly, that said it was good to go, day one, we're all set, this is going to be beautiful, and, oh, by the way, just the first few days just talking about it, it's so popular, that's the big problem right now. demand is killing it. they knew that that was not the case. >> my final question -- my final question is do you foresee a time when republicans will sit down with democrats and both parties will try to come up with a way to fix what's wrong with obama care? >> not if it means throwing good money after bad. if it means republicans sitting down with democrats to say, okay, let's actually implement real healthcare solutions that drive down costs, that could but i don't think we can sit there and say, let's roll over and keep throwing money down the
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rabbit hole because you guys passed this a few years ago. that's just stupid. >> all right. sean spicer, communications direct for the national committee. newsroom will be right back. >> thanks, carol. [ male announcer ] this is pam.
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a florida wochl could learn next week if she'll get out on bail. melissa was placed in jail for firing a warning shot for what she said was because of a threat from her husband. there was a court hearing on that matter this morning. john zarrella is live in jacksonville to tell us more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carl. today was more about housekeeping, marissa alexander was in court. she stood at her attorney's side. as i said, it was housekeeping.
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what they got accomplished today was they set that hearing for bond for next friday at about 2:00 p.m. and the trial date, jury selection will begin on march 31st. it has drawn attention because of domestic violence, florida's "stand your ground" law and self-defense. marissa alexander claims she was trying to scare after hur husband when she fired a sickle shot into the wall. >> i believed when he threatened to kill me, that's what he was going to do. >> reporter: now she's getting a a second chance to prove it. she said she was in the bathtub when her husband came after her. >> he managed to get the door open. he strangled me, put his hands around my neck. >> reporter: she managed to get away, grab her gun, and fired. before her first trial, florida
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attorneys tried to use the florida "stand your ground" law arguing she was immune from prosecution because she feared for her life. >> had i not discharged my weapon at that point, i would not be here. >> reporter: the court denied her claim. it then took a florida jury just 12 minutes to convict her of aggravated assault. she was sentenced to 22 years in prison. it called for a new trial. free marissa campaigns sprung up. this is an example of how domestic violence is often viewed. >> so much of the time when it comes to domestic violence, it's left to women that are having violence inflicted upon them. >> last month the judge issued her a new trial but it had nothing to do with the stand your ground law. in the jury instructions which wrongly put the burden of proof
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on marissa. quote, because the jury instructions on self-defense were fund mentamentalary, we re. she's waiting for a second chance of freedom while wait behind bars. now her attorney says alexander is in good spirits. she understands the judicial process will take time. the state attorney's office issued a statement just a short time ago saying it has no intentions of dropping the case and it said in the statement they will continue to pursue justice for the two child victims and their father who were endangered by the shot the defendant fired. carol? >> john zarrella reporting live from jacksonville this morning. checking other storying at 45 minutes past the hour, a woman that was on the fair ride that malfunctioned last week is now talking about her frightening experience. >> i tried not to scream because i felt like screaming would make
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it worse. my eyes were closed whole time but the next thing i know people were lying down unconscious and all that. >> reporter: she went on to say that her harness was not on and she had no choice but to hold on for dear life until the ride came to a stop. the ride operator is accused of tampering with the ride. faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. new york city has raised the smoking age to 21. it includes e-cigarettes and all tobacco products. software developer is helping test google glass. she wears the high-tech glass regularly just like eyeglasses but, boy, did that get her in trouble with a law. after an officers gave her a ticket he wound up giving her something quite different. she was cited by california law,
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it's illegal to drive while business entertainment or applications are running. >> he started to ask why are you wearing google glass while you're driving. he acted like it was a super crime. i was very shocked. i didn't know it was illegal. >> she knows more. you'll hear more when she appears on cn saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. red sox nation cheers their team's championship. we'll show you how fans young and old are celebrating today. [ male announcer ] if you can clear a crowd but not your nasal congestion,
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unbelievable. i can tell you the first win here at home in fenway since 1918. cheers erupting. jubilation from fans. we were in the middle of all of it. listen to what they told us. >> it just means everything. we just won at home. we just won in boston. >> it's been such a team this
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year and like everybody's really just been coming together, whether it's for victims, everybody's out and exciting and united. >> reporter: and, carol, this for a city that has gone through absolute hell this year. you're looking at a picture of people after this victory at the boston marathon finish line kissing the ground, just showing everyone what the city has been through, how it has risen again, and how this team has really helped heal this city. >> oh, definitely. and i also understand you talked to a fan who's been around a long time and she had some interesting things to say. >> reporter: this was such a moment. her name, helen mccgonagle. the last time they won, she was 2 years old. went to her nursing home.
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she's been rooting for the socks her entire life. listen to what she said. >> i would go down and see the red sox a lot. >> reporter: how much were hot dogs when you went there? >> oh, christ. i think it was 15 cents. >> reporter: what was your favorite part of the red sox? >> watching ted williams play. >> reporter: who's your favorite player now. david -- what's his name. papi. >> big papi? >> he's the only one i really look at. >> reporter: why does everyone in boston love the red sox so much? >> they're doing such a good job. they're a great team. i don't think as good as they were in ted williams' time, but i think they're doing a great job and i'm rooting for them all the time. i never thought i'd live to see this. >> reporter: but she did live to see it, carol. what a moment for her. cheering in bed. of course, she stayed up for the end of the game.
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you know what i asked her? what would you say to big papi if you got to meet him. she said, i don't know. i'd be so excited i wouldn't know what to say. >> i think i'd just bow. i'm not worthy, big papi. i'm not worthy. what are they doing? leaf blowing? what's that loud sound? >> yeah. they're blowing the leaves. i couldn't tell them to stop. they've got a lot to do. >> thanks. that was a lot of fun. still coming up in the newsroom, a little boy who did the unthinkable before a huge crowd at the vatican. he stole the pope's show. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the flexcare platinum. new from philips sonicare.
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it's not easy to steal the
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spotlight. jeanne smoltz shows us one who did. >> the pope is a kid magnet, getting hugs and kisses with kids perched on the steps. for family day in st. peter squarks but one boy in particular caught not just the pope's eye but the world's. he left his seat and came to inspect the pope. even kissed his cross before wandering off to explore the stage, but this 6-year-old kept coming back to play peekaboo with the pope. standing alongside like a papal guard. when the pope started to speak, guard tried to move the boy along but he wasn't moving. when he started shaking hands, he tried to switch tactics and ushered to others to meet the pope. the pope sure does a lot of head
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petting. but this kid used soulful eye contact and later broobry. a security officer tried to lure him with candy. the boy took the candy and refused to leave, hugging the pope's legs. turns out the boy was an orphan. he was a departmented over a little year ago by an italian couple. mom and dad were out in the audience separated from the adoptive kids in the front row seats. after doing a few neck,er sizes he took a seat in the pope's chair. this was sent out, a special guest with #popefrancis. at some point after he vacated the throne he finally left the stage. when the pope left later in his popemobile, we half expected to
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see the kid at the wheel. ♪ how many roads must a man walk down ♪ >> reporter: he may not yet be a man but he sure was the man. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> that's awesome. thank you so much for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "legal view" with ashleigh banfield. also this hour, an assisted live tag silt shut down by the state. the owners banned from the property. most of the caregivers fled. left behind, helpless men and women to fend for themselves. how on