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with a rare strain. the fda is green-lighting the use of a vaccine only used overseas. now officials at princeton university are deciding whether or not to offer it to students. we get more from jess ica schneider from our affiliate. >> reporter: another student was diagnosed with meningitis this week. the seventh since march. >> i think a lot of people are concerned for the fact it didn't go away over the summer after everybody left. >> reporter: now, the food and drug administration is coming forward with a war for the school to combat the serious health scare. it's offering a vaccine called baxsero. the meningitis has been used in australia and it's not meant to fight the type "b" back tear at princeton. students believe it's proactive and considering using this new
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vaccine. >> i think it's smart to consider that because there definitely have been other deaths at other colleges. and we're lucky we haven't had a death here. >> reporter: in the meantime, the university is telling students to wash their hands, cover their coughs and not to share drinking glasses or eats utensils. meningitis can be spread by kissing, coughing or lengthy contact. symptoms include headache, fever, vomiting and rashes. >> they've been warning us. they've been really good telling us what to do to prevent it. >> reporter: princeton university officials are considering using this vaccine. they're telling us it's something to discuss with the trustees this weekend. jessica schneider, cbs 2 news. the tiniest survivors of massive typhoon haiyan don't have any idea what has happened. but they are fight new york lives. and they don't even have a hospital to help. ivan watson takes us inside of an unlikely neonatal icu.
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>> reporter: we're in one of the hospitals in tacloban, i'm going to take you into the chapel to show you something that i've never really seen anywhere in the world. take a look. for the past week, this has been the neonatal intensive care unit. there are now 27 babies who are in this chapel right now. almost all of them were born after the typhoon. over here, this is the icu, the intensive care unit. now, this mother is taking turns with the father, manually pumping oxygen into their daughter's lungs because their daughter is not breathing. normally, if there wasn't a
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storm, this would be done by machines. but there's no electricity right now. so not only are there no breathing devices, but there are no incubators and thermal regulation is a problem for these children, the doctors say. for these infants. this is a preemie. born premature, six weeks early. and the doctors say this is not an optimal situation. in fact, tragically, six infants have died here in this chapel. in the last six days. the healthy babies are staying here in the pews. and we do have some positive news to report. when we came in here, there were five infants in intensive care. and in the last hour, one of them, little cian james has been
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moved over here to intensive care with his mother kathryn. and cian james born monday is now considered stable which is wonderfulle news for kathryn and cian james, but this has been a very, very difficult week for the doctors here, for the families here. and for some of the infants. again, all of these children, almost all of them born after the storm. these are storm babies. typhoon babies. in a chapel turned into a neonatal icu ward. ivan watson, cnn, tacloban in the philippines. >> and to find out how you can help those babies and the rest of the people in the philippines, go to >> under toronto now, this afternoon, protesters demanding the resignation of the mayor rob
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ford. the protest followed a move by city council to strip the mayor of his key powers. he admitted to smoking crack cocaine and harassment. ed for's brother defends his brother to cnn. >> i think our legacy is going to be pretty solid based on how rob forms. you're going to look at a family that doesn't need to be doing this. that has actually sacrificed massive amounts of time, money, their business, to serve the people. >> you worry about his health with all of this additional stress, not just the public, not the counselors, but the family, too? >> well i'm confident that people that actually know us understand what we've done for our community. >> but your brother's health that you worry about? >> that's right. the priority, his health. health comes first over anything. you don't have your health, you have nothing. so we're confident that rob's going to move forward. and only time will tell.
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if i sit here and tell you 100% rob ford's going to be perfect, i can't tell you that. >> the mayor says he will fight the city council in court. all right, lawyers for james holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people at a colorado movie theater are arguing that he should not face the death penalty. the denver post reports a sealed motion his lawyers filed recently indicates holmes suffers from a chronic illness and that's why he should not be executed. a psychic investigation was done in the case. part of a mystery solved after three years after vanishing, the bodies of a couple and their two children have been found. investigators say the mcstays were killed, buried in a shallow grave near los angeles. and joseph mcstay's brother michael said this is not the news the family was hoping for. >> it's been a tough road.
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so we would ask that you would, you know, give the family members their space. and let us go through the grieving process. >> the mcstay family went missing from their home back in 2010. their car was found near mexico days later. all right. so how does a man convicted of rape not go to jail? that's what his victim wants to know, hear from her next. [ taps baton ]
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liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? to this troubling piece out of alabama where a convicted rapist is not going to serve jail time. tell us more about it. >> prosecutors are the questioning this decision. they say that this community corrections is reserved for nonviolent offenders. of course, rape is a violent offense. as far as the victim is concerned, she said she's scared for her safety and the safety of his little daughters, austin sam. he's been ordered to house arrest to serve out his sentence with them. take a listen to what she had to say yesterday. >> i just don't -- i don't
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understand. like i still can't even process it. >> reporter: baffled, courtney andrews says there's just no other way to describe how she feels after hearing the man convicted of raping here repeatly since she was 13 years old will somehow avoid jail. an alabama judge sentenced the attack, 35-year-old austin clem to a total of 35 years behind bars but he suspended that sentence opting to give clem equivalent to house arrest. clem still has to register as a sex offender. >> and i just don't want anyone else to hurt me. and he gets to stay home with his three little girls and that scares the crap out of me. >> you're scared for their safety. because what's been done to me is done. i don't want anybody else being hurt. >> reporter: clem has a history of sexual assaults and according to his attorney was sent to a juvenile facility for a sex abuse case before he was 15.
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frankly, the attorney said, i think the judge's sentence was surprising to most everyone in the courtroom. but with his track record, andrews was convinced that clem would be sentenced to years in jail. instead, clem will avoid seeing the inside of a jail cell altogether if he following the judge's orders. dan totten, the defense attorney said the sentence is who harsh. saying the relationship was consensual. this is a case with two sides to the coin. the evidence was not clear and convincing. now 20, andrews won't hear any of that. she said she was manipulated by clem for over six years and stayed in his life because she felt threatened. >> and i know the truth of what happened. and i have people that love me and they're going to support me and back me up. all those people who think that, then they have a problem of their own. >> reporter: prosecutors say they're looking into options to get the sentence overturned. the defense is also considering an appeal.
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as for judge james woodroth he did not return a call. >> it's like saying it's okay to rape someone and rape other people multiple times, it's okay, you can still walk the streets. >> the defense attorneys said even though their client austin clem did receive a sentence, that could be overturned by the department of corrections. he's sentenced to 30 years but the judge decided to supersede that and give him community correction. >> case not over yet? >> case not over yet. >> nick valencia, thanks. coming up in the "newsroo"," the nfl and jonathan martin. i am today by luck.
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all right. a whole lot of controversy in the world of sports this week. miami dolphins player jonathan martin speaks to nfl investigators be being bullynba great charles barkley defends a player using the "n" word. elsie grammarson is here. good to see you. let's talk about the dolphins first. lawyers for the nfl spending seven hours with jonathan martin. he claims that richie incognito harassed him. what is likely to happen now, richie incognito also saying he wants some compensation for his suspension. so, first, let's talk about jonathan martin, what should happen, you know? and what kinds of next moves should the nfl be taking?
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>> well, you know, first of all, i'd hate to see the lawyer bill for a seven-hour meeting with a lawyer. that seems like an awful long time to be sitting down and chatting. jonathan has expressed that he wants to play again. though he didn't say specifically with the miami dolphins. and certainly, since we haven't seen very much public support from the miami dolphins locker room, i can't say that he i blame him. will he play again? probably. he's 6'4" there's an upside. oh, by the way, he was the protector of one of the best quarterbacks in the ncaa at the time, andrew luck. so there's talent there to be had. i just don't think he's going to be back in the miami dolphins locker room. >> yeah, well, the ability is there. no question. but i guess there have been conversations about whether he's ratted you out in the culture of the nfl. and would another team take a chance on him if the whole issue of his toughness was, you know,
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at the core of this alleged bullying. and if he revealed too much about what takes place in the locker room. >> you know, i've been covering sports a long time. and every so often, a player would do something, we in the media and the fans will say this player can never go and play again. this player is now done. i remember when michael vick was done, would never be back in the nfl. so i don't buy this notion that jonathan martin has crossed some sort of line. i think there will be people who will be uncomfortable. at the end of the day, if a guy has tremendous upside, if a guy can help you win, whatever offense he's had in the past, players have shown time and time again, they're willing to look that if he can get to a victory. >> and what about richie incognito, he's a veteran, considered a veteran of the sport. would he be picked up by any other team, or is it kind of hands off? >> no, it's been reported, and i've up assuming
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he gets cut by the dolphins. he's big, he's tough. he's 30, true. he's older than martin but he can help a team trying to make a final playoff push. with the public support he's received around the locker room and the league, there's no reason to believe even with the allegations that he wouldn't be embraced in the locker room. now los angeles clipper matt barnes using the "n" word in a tweet after the game with the oklahoma thunder. there was a brawl between the players. and he described his team members. and the league fined him. but charles barkley defended the use of the "n" word. in fact, here's is charles barkley. >> i'm a black man. i use the "n" word. i'm going to continue to use the "n" word with my black friends. with my white friends. they are my friends.
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this debate that's going on with the miami dolphins thing about bullying and racial slurs, hey, ernie, in a locker room and when i'm with my friends, we use racial slurs. >> so this was appropriate to tweet this out? is. >> no, no. >> okay. 75 grand for tweeting this out -- >> understand, he should not have made it public. >> okay, okay. now, this is an issue of whether everybody hears it or not. based on that, is it appropriate or not? i mean, what's going on here? how does this, i guess, open up new dialogue about the use of the "n" word. and you know, what confines it is appropriate. >> you know, i have a lot of different perspectives or just opinions about that entire conversation. you know, the first thing that comes to mind, i happen to really love charles barkley. i think he's one of the few voices we have in the media that's willing to speak his mind. with that being said what he has to say isn't what is said in the
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most eloquent of ways. i don't think he's necessarily defending what is said with the "n" word in the setting of twitter. i think what he was saying that matt barnes is using as a term of endearments. i don't see that as a term of endearment. for a lot of african-americans they do feel that way. and i do feel it's fair that we recognize that but that is what charles barkley was saying b with that saying, charles barkley also appeared on the cover of "sports illustrated" looks like a runaway slave. >> what! >> oh, yeah, a few years ago, look it up. >> i missed that one. >> so there's a lot of things he's done in the past in terms of racial sensitivity that has bristled people including me. again, charles is coming from a good place. >> you're so smart, you talk all things sport, culture. all of that stuff. let's talk about barneys
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new york. recently, there were two shoppers who said they were subjected to kind of shopping while black, they made purchases at barneys new york, expensive purchases, well, it's all relative as to what's expensive at barneys. and after the purchases, they can accused of either having phony credit cards, stolen credit card, that they were not deserving of the purchases. so there was a lot of pressure from some of the shoppers. one in particular who said jay z who had a financial interest and partnership with barneys should think about relyiynn relinquishg that partnership. a and now jay z comes out and says he's going to continue to have a relationship with that store.
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what's your thought about how jay z was pulls into this? there are a lot of black artists who have interests with barneys, why am i being singled out? >> because you're jay z, jay. you're one of the most recognizable figures, not only in hip-hop, but in pop culture. one of the most recognizable ones we've had in the past 20 or 30 years. his last eight cds have debuted as number one on the billboard charts. you're going to get attention. my question really is, how come we don't have the same amount of pressure on the white artists and celebrities who also have dealings with barneys, as well as macy's who have been accused of racial profiling while shopping. if racism had occurred, if racism is an issue, it should offend the black artist as well as the white artist. >> all right. this is why we pose these questions to l.z. granderson. thanks so much, lz.
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crime, it turns out he knows a thing or two about putting up a good fight. he was diagnosed with leukemia at just 18 months. he's been battling it ever since. well, today, he's in remission and that seemed like a pretty good reason to celebrate. >> yea, myles! >> your wish is to be batman? >> yeah. >> why do you like batman so much? >> because it's my favorite superhero. >> reporter: what started out as a request for the make-a-wish turned out something to be a dream. >> there's been plenty of superheroes that make-a-wish has had over the years nothing like this has happened. it snowballed on social media. twitter caught fire. even more showed up to transform san francisco into gotham city. and over several hours, this adorable little guy lived out his enormous dream. he rescued this damsel in distress from the city's famed