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live in washington waiting to learn his fate. he warned a tsa agent not to touch his junk. and now it seems everyone is now talking about airport security. john tyner, the man who said no to body scans and pat downs is speaking out to cnn about privacy. and also the ground swell of support he's getting. and come together. could america's largest music retailer and the best-selling musical group of all time finally be joining forces? the rumors are flying fast and furious this morning that apple is about to finally bring the beatles to itunes. we've got the the latest on today's big announcement. but first we start in washington where the jury is still out in the case of charlie rangel who actually walked out of his own trial yesterday. >> the man who helped write the u.s. tax code is accused of not paying his and facing more than a dozen ethics violations. brianna keilar is live for us in washington this morning. and what's being taken, i guess,
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as a stunt by many people by rangel monday in the hearing room. people are trying to figure out where this is going. >> certainly this was a surprise. and don't we know that charles rangel has a flare for the dramatic. boy was it on display yesterday. he had a smile on his face and he was by himself, representing himself without a lawyer and basically told this ethics subcommittee that he wasn't sticking around. >> i object to the proceeding. and i with all due respect since i don't have counsel to advise me, i'm going to have to excuse myself from these proceedings. because i have no idea what this man has put together over two years that was given to me last week. >> so rangel said that he told the law firm he'd been working with for the past couple of years that he may not be able to pay them. he spent $2 million in legal
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fees, it was going to cost as much as $1 million. he said they withdrew when he couldn't guarantee he could pay those legal fees. but a spokesman for the law firm telling a different story in a statement saying this law firm did not seek to terminate the relationship and explored every alternative to remain as his counsel consistent with house ethics rules prohibiting members from accepting pro bono legal services. and because rangel wasn't there to mount his defense, this wrapped up much more quickly than we thought it could. and the ethics subcommittee deliberating already instead, and they're going to begin doing that at 9:00 a.m. eastern today. >> what happens now? >> you know, at this point, they have to decide if he is guilty of any of these 13 counts. there are 13 alleged violations of house rules. they stem from a variety of different things, including the fact that he didn't pay taxes on rental income from a villa that he owns in the dominican
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republic. also he failed to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets in his congressional financial disclosure statement, pretty important for members of congress. and he misused, according to this statement of alleged violation, he misused a rent-controlled apartment for campaign purposes and used campaign letterhead to solicit donations for a college center bearing his name. and that included solicited donations from companies that had business before his tax-writing committee. he stepped down a few months ago, but used to be in charge of the very powerful house ways and means committee. we're thinking expulsion is unlikely. he hasn't been convicted criminally, but he could get any varying kind of rebuke. and that's what we're waiting for the subcommittee to decide. >> always interesting when it involves charlie rangel. >> indeed. and the tea party getting one of the party's most powerful mainstream gop senators to change his mind. mitch mcconnell says he's now on
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board with the push to end earmarks. they are the thousands of pet projects stuffed into pieces of legislation each and every year. mcconnell's reversal comes after the tea party threatened to force a vote on the issue. brand new overnight, senator lisa murkowski has officially pulled ahead on write-in votes in alaska. she now leads the republican nominee joe miller by about 1,700 votes, but 700 votes are now being challenged. miller upset murkowski with the help of sarah palin and the tea party. in an interview with katie couric, she didn't have many nice things to say about her former governor. >> i just do not think that she has those leadership qualities that intellectual curiosity that allows for -- for building good and great policies. you know, she was my governor for two years, and i don't think
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that she enjoyed governing. >> murkowski was back on capitol hill yesterday. it may have been a little bit awkward for some of the senators who actually urged her to quit before she lost the primary. now to the growing national outrage over airport security. a lot of air travelers are fired up. and now we're hearing from the 31-year-old software engineer from california who is fanning those flames. john tyner got everyone talking this week when he refused to submit to a pat down. he secretly recorded his conversation with tsa agents on his iphone. >> you touch my junk, i'm going to have you arrested. i don't understand how a sexual assault can be made a condition of my flying. >> it's not considered a sexual assault. >> i'd like only my wife and maybe my doctor to touch me there. >> because he refused the pat down, he's been told he faces a possible $11,000 fine and civil suit.
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he says the public support he's received has been overwhelming. >> since my story has gotten out, i've gotten plenty of comments from people that they probably got worse than you just got. i had people say they were so handled so roughly by tsa, they ended up with sick to their stomach feeling. the thing that upset me was the guy intended to touch my groin. i wasn't going to stand for that. >> protesters are organizing a national opt out day for november 26th. they're planning to make a very busy travel day a lot more difficult by refusing to submit to what they're calling the federal government's strip search, porno scanners, and pat down groping techniques. >> what a nightmare for the people at the airports. >> if people go ahead with it, you know. i don't know how many would. i think most people would probably just want to get -- >> get where they're going, especially with the amount of money they've had to pay to travel the day before
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thanksgiving, right? jeanne meserve has more of our interview with john tyner. then at u 40, sully sullenberger joins us. he made headlines when he said flight crews should not be required to submit to body scans. also new this morning, steven slater has a new gig. he signed a deal with a company that makes mobile communications applications. and he'll be judging a contest with them. air travelers are being asked to submit their craziest travel experiences on a plane and then slater will pick the best one. emma watson turned a lot of heads last night at the new york premiere of "harry potter and the deathly hallows." when everybody stopped gasping about her new hairdo, she gave us a preview of the number seven in the series. >> it's more intense, more of an adult movie. pretty sad at times, scary at times. there's a part of it that feels
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like a horror movie or something. >> part two of the deathly hallows is due out next year. i guess people were so surprised about the haircut because contractually she hasn't been able to cut her hair in any different style. >> she went all in once she was able to. she's so pretty, though. she doesn't need hair to look beautiful. >> and harry talks about the kiss that she gave him. saying she went all out for that too. so we'll see what the movie holds. well, people have been debating whether it's a reality show or a political ad. whatever it is, sarah palin's new hit show is a hit with viewers. nearly 5 million people tuned into the premiere of sarah palin's alaska, making it tlc's number one launch ever. palin's daughter bristol also opened up about her pregnancy and her relationship with levi johnston on last night's "dancing with the stars." >> i never really had any problems or challenges until i
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started dating levi. >> our little world kind of stopped spinning when bristol came to us and told us she was pregnant. naive us thought it couldn't happen to our family, you know? it wasn't long after that i was tapped to be the vice presidential nominee for the republican party and here bristol was her baby bump growing on a national stage for all the world to see. >> well, bristol palin also earned her highest score yet last night. but it wasn't enough to get her out of last place where she's been for much of the season. and for better or for worse, sarah palin has made her mark on the english language. refudiate was chosen as one of the top words of 2012. also spill cam, vuvuzela, the noisy souvenir from south africa, and snowmagedden.
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anyway, people get the point, hopefully. >> it's one of those words that really kind of describes what you're experiencing. >> i forgot how bad it was now that we're almost a year away. >> bad in some areas of the country over the last few days, let's get a check of the weather headlines with rob marson know. good morning, guys. no snow today, what you're seeing behind me, a lot of white, that is cloud cover and a lot of it across the eastern third of the country. that's got a lot of rain with it. a soggy start on this fall-like tuesday. and the rain stretches from maine down to the gulf coast. and the heaviest amounts of rain are down across the gulf coast again today. where we're seeing some potential for tornadoes. tornado watch in effect till 10:00 this morning for much of the florida panhandle including panama city. you see that cluster of storms rolling through there. even if we don't see tornadoes, we'll probably see thunderstorms
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that could produce straight-line winds of 50 to 60 miles an hour. a rough day for the east coast, but in some cases the rain is welcome, and yet another storm is diving south in through the canadian rockies and down in through the inner mountain west and we'll be detailing what happens next with that system as things get a little bit more interesting as we get closer to winter and more snowmaggedons. >> i forgot how bad it was. >> for d.c. and baltimore, it was absolutely historic. and they had several storms make for apocalypse, as well. >> it's so bad, they're still digging out in some areas. still to come, apple expecting an announcement today. and this is one brave cat. brave or maybe there's another word for it. see what happens when the cat faces off with one alligator then two of them. also, later, don't you hate
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it's coming up now on 15 minutes after the hour. we've just gotten news this morning that the on again off again relationship between prince william and kate middleton is on again in a very big way. they're announcing their engageme engagement. >> we did a guest segment about this to see if this is going to happen. they say summer or spring of 2011. congratulations to both of them. well, the buzz is building this morning that the other british royalty, the beatles are about to make their music available on apple's itunes. >> christine romans is minding your business. >> they've proven they can work it out and beatles fans will get some help getting your beatles
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tunes on itunes. >> who is the walrus? >> you could also just take your beatles cd -- >> true. >> dump it on to itunes and have it. >> which is what we do in our beatles-loving household. we think this is what the announcement coming out of apple. the beatles, by the way, have a company called apple core, which has been fighting trademark and it's been a disaster, but looks like they're coming together. this is why we think so. i want to show you the mysterious message. apple is known as you all know for apple's viscryptic messages. tomorrow is just another day you'll never forget. look at those clocks. well, the bloggers and people who watch apple for everything they do think that this might be a reference to the beatles 1965 cover "help." i don't know, but this is the way apple usually works. it's no secret that the beatles'
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catalog has long eluded itunes. the beatles were a major holdout on itunes where you can download a song for 99 cents or a whole album. you couldn't do that for a long time. we are all dying to know exactly what deal they hammered out and what the pricing will look like. apples itunes has 10 billion songs sold on this site. this is the way music will be delivered. they have a catalog of 12 million songs, the beatles have sold 177 million albums. since apple launched the itunes seven years ago, it has completely reshaped the music industry. now 70% of music down loads are on the apple site and amazon has its own service, which is about 12%, and there are a few others that have some more, a little smaller slice of the pie. but now you're seeing these two come together, we think, we think, because they haven't announced it, but this is the
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way steve jobs operates. >> get all of this free advertising of people like us saying, what are they going to do? >> but for music lovers, they have been waiting for this for a long time. i don't know how much it'll be. will there be special apple pricing? will you be able to get individual songs or albums? we don't know yet. >> still, a couple of very notable holdouts too. kid rock, ac/dc. but many people are saying if the beatles go every, does everyone else say, now we're going to move in. >> if you love the beatles so much, you have their cds already. >> that's true. we do in my house. and we have all of our play lists all full of beatles. >> there's a glaring exception -- >> it has. it really has. i think the thing about itunes that's so fascinating, how people are sampling a single song instead of an album. it's changed the idea of what's an album. the things that we old people know. so we'll tell you -- but i don't know, do you buy the 1965 album
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♪ 22 minutes past the hour, welcome back. here are some of the stories that got us talking this morning in the newsroom. kobayashi belly aching again. he failed in his attempt to
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break the world record for eating pizza. last night in brooklyn, it was a speed challenge. maybe he shouldn't have used the fork and knife. he finished a 12-inch pie in 2 minutes and 3 seconds, but that's actually surprisingly 18 seconds off of record pace using a knife and fork, again, he probably could've made up those seconds. also complained the pie was too soft to scarf it down in time. >> he's really slipping, isn't he? he used to dominate, now what's he all about? 12-inch pie in three minutes, anybody can do that. >> you should get in the world of competitive eating. now the city wants your input as it tries to choose the taxi of tomorrow. the three choices. you know it's going to be more boxy, more like the dreaded miniv minivan. one from nissan, one from ford. something a little bit like the taxi out of that film "total recall," but your head doesn't explode when you get in.
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>> thank goodness. it's something you don't see every day on the streets of chicago. a wily coyote. the animal is timid, doing its job hunting for rats and mice. it's been fitted with a tracking collar so officials can keep tabs on him. >> from a coyote to a cat. and this one either a fearless cat or very stupid cat locked in a standoff with an alligator. video all over the internet as you can imagine. you can see the paws come out. the alligator backs off. but it comes back a little while later and says, oh, well, this cat deserves some company. so it comes back with another alligator. and the cat -- no, cat's standing its ground there. the second alligator comes out, the cat whacks it on the snout and proves cat really do rule. >> there was a guy just standing there a couple feet from the alligator. >> apparently the alligators might have been fed prior to that, but if kitty comes back when they're hungry, it might be a different outcome. >> hopefully she'll stay away.
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one of the most random family feud answers ever, and it seemed like the contestant could not wait to blurt it out. survey says -- >> something a burglar would not want to see when he breaks into a house. >> naked grandma! >> huh? >> naked grandma. well, steve harvey was speechless for a few seconds. and believe it or not, it actually came up as number two since naked grandma fell under gun or occupant. what? that's a stretch. >> i would think. it's kind of like the woman that solved the wheel of fortune puzzle with one letter. who comes up with these things? still to come, how do you think your favorite basketball team will do this season? the answer may be in the fist bumps. and the new tsa pat down procedures. the head of homeland security
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♪ 28 minutes after the hour. gives new meaning to having the shooter's touch. the secret to a basketball team's success may be how many times they bump, slap, and smack each other. who would study such a thing? >> apparently researchers out in
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california would study such a thing. the way you put it makes it sound so silly, but it's really not. it works. how much is a fist bump worth or high five? or if you're a baseball player, a pat on the backside? researchers from the university of california at berkeley say it's worth a winning season. we talked to michael krause who said his team studied the entire 2008/2009 basketball season and they found the greater the intended contact like fist bumping after a play, the more winning the team. i know what you're thinking, well, duh, if you're winning, of course you'll fist bump. but consider this, the study showed that touch improved performance even after accounting for player status and preseason expectations. touch is a sophisticated way of saying i'm on your side, i'm going to be working with you. you're making those inferences with a simple chest bump, john. >> well, who are some of the more touchy feely guys out there? >> i'm glad you asked that. kevin garnett was found in the study to be the touchiest
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player, which makes the sense because he's the most physically demonstrative people in the league. he really likes to touch his teammates and let them know he's a great defensive player. chris baush, matt barnes, and kobe bryant also rank. the lakers were the top touchiest teams. i know what you're wondering, john. >> and that is? because i'm wondering a lot of things. what's top of mind here? >> what about lebron james and dwyane wade? >> that wasn't even in the realm of possibilities. >> well, i'm here to help you this morning. kiran, you know what i'm talking about. are they touchy? >> it's only 6:30 in the morning, people. >> they're both from the miami heat and they are not as touchy as some of their teammates. >> really? >> so, i don't know what that will say about the miami heat season. we'll just have to see. google john wall and the
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dougie and watch this entrance and then see next year whoever does the dougie the best, does their team win? it could be the new indicator, carol. >> i'm going to do it and call these researchers at the university of california at berkeley. >> i think you're right what you said at the top. is it the winning attitude or the fist bumping and hand slapping and butt tapping? the chicken and egg thing. >> true. the other thing they found this doesn't work in the office because if you fist bump or chest bump your fellow workers in the office, they think you're invading their personal space. >> and you're getting marched into hr. carol, thank you. >> sure. well, it's half past the hour right now. time for us to look at our top stories. >> not that i've tried -- >> no, we're assuming, making an inference. the jury's out on charlie rangel and what will happen to him. yesterday he walked out of his own ethics trial.
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he's accused of 13 ethics violations, including failing to pay taxes on his home in the dominican republic. apple is promising an exciting announcement. the rumors are swirling that itunes will start selling music by the beatles. they have pursued the music catalog for years. the "wall street journal" is reporting the deal is a result of talks that took place as late as last week. the royal family announcing officially today that prince william is indeed engaged to his long-time girlfriend kate middleton. they say they became engaged on a private holiday in kenya back in october and that the wedding will take place some time in the summer or spring of 2011. so congratulations. >> congratulations to the happy couple. and we look forward to yet another royal wedding. love those things. as we head into one of the busiest travel periods of the year, thousands of air passengers are planning to boycott body scans and pat-downs at airport security check points next week.
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and that could create quite a mess. >> the tsa has been flooded with hundreds of privacy complaints. and even though a new cbs poll suggests most people, 81% support the scanners, jeanne meserve things are getting intense across the country. >> reporter: john tyner didn't want to go through the advanced body imaging machine at the san diego airport last saturday. but the option of an enhanced pat-down galled him even more. audio of his faceoff with the tsa has become a youtube sensation. >> you touch my junk, i'll have you arrested. i don't understand how a sexual assault can be made a condition of my flying. >> this is not considered a sexual assault. i'd like my wife and maybe my doctor to touch me there. >> they have explosives detecting equipment that's capable of detecting very minute traces of explosives. so if that's the major concern, why aren't we using those machines? why do we have to view people's naked bodies.
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>> some pilots, flight attendants, and travelers rights organizers are up in arms of what they view as over the top security measures. one group is telling members to opt out of the full body scanners during the busy holiday travel period and insist on a private screening with witnesses. >> i'm going to do your back and your legs. >> while many people have concerns about radiation and they're very concerned about the impact, especially of cumulative radiation. and even more people are concerned about having their naked bodies witnessed by a tsa agent in a back room who they can't see and they don't know who they are. >> but there's a flip side to the story. this is what petn can do to an aircraft. petn is what the christmas day bomber had sewn into his underwear. the secretary of homeland security says the best available way to find something similar is to use body scanners and enhanced pat-downs. >> you know, we're not doing this just to do it. we're doing it because we need
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to keep powders and gels and liquids off of planes that are unauthorized just as we need to keep metals off of planes. >> the u.s. travel association says since last wednesday, it's gotten over 1,000 unsolicited comments from travelers complaining about the new screening protocols. the secretary of homeland security and the head of tsa say they are listening and they may adjust protocols in the days and weeks ahead. meanwhile, the tsa is investigating john tyner for failing to complete the screening process. he could face a civil fine of up to $11,000. jeanne meserve, cnn, washington. and at 8:40 eastern this morning, hero pilot sully sullenberger is going to join us. he said flight crews should not be required to submit to body scans. we'll ask him how much is too much when it comes to airport security. also new this morning, admit it, you sometimes don't always do a great job parking. or do you get annoyed when you go to a lot and see how many bad
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♪ 39 minutes past the hour. the dreaded mall parking lot, especially this time of year, right? one of the biggest headaches. it only gets worse when you see a car taking up two spots or you can't open your door because someone's parked too close. we rarely get to call those other drivers out. but now one scytwebsite is givi you a chance. if you look at that, you can
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figure it out. you park like a has been a popular website for people to post pictures and print out tickets and put them on their windshields. the creator of the website joins us by phone right now. andy, i know you're an elementary schoolteacher so you don't want your kids using that language. the site certainly caught on. what gave you this idea, andy? >> i started back in -- good morning, by the way. >> good morning. >> it started back in grad school. i was taking a web design class and the professor had a project already lined up and i had a different idea so i presented this idea to him. he said it's great. go ahead and make it. >> this started out as part of the project but it really caught on, i guess, after one of the local stations did a story on it, or a radio station did a story on it. they mentioned where you could find the site. and since then you had hundreds of thousands of people visit it. >> i've had about 500,000 people
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visit it in the last four years. and a lot of it happened when the one big radio station did the interview, that's correct. let's take a look at some of the violations you talk about. one is the diagonal parking. this is when the car's parked diagonally over the line. there you go. pretty much ensuring that no one can get in either space on either side of it. you know, a lot of people who have expensive cars do this. >> they do. i think the most annoying part is when people with non-expensive cars do it. the neon does it in the parking lot, really? just because you have a spoiler on it doesn't mean it's an expensive car. >> also, you have the little too close violator. the people who park right up next to you so that you can barely get out of your car. >> yeah, those people, i don't get it. who do they think we are? i'll take this without any regard to who's next to you. it's amazing. >> we've got another one, the compact car space. you see this a lot in
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underground garages and there's a suburban in the space. >> i didn't even realize that was an issue. and a lot of people from l.a. sent me that. they wanted me to add that as an infraction. that's when i did it when i got viewer e-mails. >> you get people to send in pictures of their experiences. and that's a really nice one right there. looks like a mixture of diagonal and too close. what's the concept of these tickets. how are people doing that? >> i've had about 175 downloads of the tickets. you go to the site, download the ticket, keep a couple in your glove box. and when you see someone parking offensively, you look through the infractions, check off the one, slip it underneath their windshield, and that's it. so when they get to their car, they can look at their sheet, go to my site, see what they did wrong and maybe learn how to correct i wat.
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>> you've also got a lot of hate mail. this is interesting. why are people -- you actually have a whole area of your site now dedicated to hate mail. what makes people so angry? >> i don't know. i think it might be that the wrong place at the wrong time. some people -- there's a guy in philadelphia i think accused me of scratching his car. and i did not drive 400 miles to scratch his car. there was a guy, i think it was in arizona who was sending me the stats on how big he was. he was going to come and beat me up. i'm like, i'm sorry that happened. it's just a piece of paper under your windshield, you should get over it pretty quick. >> there were a couple of people say you should call it you park like a jerk. because the foul language. >> yeah, the language is offensive, it's not an offensive site, once you get into it, it's somewhat educational, i guess. but sometimes i think that word that i used fits a whole lot better than you park like a jerk. is a jerk is too nice, i almost
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think. i think it suits the infraction at hand. >> well, andy, congratulations on this site catching on and providing a little bit of release for a lot of people who get very annoyed by the parking situations where they live. thanks for joining us this morning. >> thanks for having me. coming up now on 44 minutes after the hour. and still to come, rob's got this morning's travel forecast. and you get the sniffles, you hit the web, have a headache, check it out online. it's a trend with dangerous consequences. what you need to know before you self-diagnose on the internet. stay with us. dn't buy this cerel to sweet talk your taste buds it's for my heart health. good speech dad. [ whimper ] [ male announcer ] honey nut cheerios tastes great and its whole grain oats can help lower cholesterol. bee happy. bee healthy.
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♪ on such a nice day out in new york city this morning, we've got the rain that was down in the south yesterday. and it's going to be like that throughout most of the day. 48 degrees, high of 57 this afternoon. so better let the smile be your umbrella. you make the decision, umbrella, smile, which one's better? time for your a.m. health call. are you a cyberchondriac? according to researchers, 8 in 10 users go online, internet
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users, to diagnose what's wrong with them. and a lot of the information on web m.d. is useful and accurate. experts believe the web is actually fueling anxiety in many people who already battle hypochondr hypochondria. taking sleeping pills may be hazardous to your health. canadian researchers and you can always believe them say those who use sleep aids or anxiety medication were 36% more likely to die. they say the medications affect reaction time making accidents more likely. they also may affect your breathing while you're sleeping and your overall judgment. the study is summarized on calor the votes are in, and arizona soon to be the 15th state to legalize medical marijuana. the ballot measure passed by only 4,300 votes. the law will allow patients with debilitating medical conditions to use the drug if they have a
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recommendation from their doctor. there'll be 120 dispensaries around the state and some people will be allowed to grow marijuana at their own home. and that's the, you know, the quote about the debilitating medical condition, it leaves the door open for a lot of interpretations of that. people say it's quite easy. >> you talk to people in california and they say basically you can get a prescription for medical marijuana for just about anything these days. rob marciano in the extreme weather center for us. >> you've got some neck pain, rob? >> this pain in my neck i can't shake. >> you live in georgia, sorry, buddy. >> oh, right. >> you have to move to california first of all. tell us about the rain as opposed to the pain. >> yeah, if you get some pain from the rain, maybe some arthritis, advil and aspirin may be the call today. from the canadian border down to the gulf of mexico, this is the system. and it's kind of riding a wave along this front that is moving very, very slowly to the east. so we're looking for rain across much of the northeast today. in spots you might see some localized flooding, but i think
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it shouldn't be all that too terrible. right now it's not too horrible except the southeast where it continues to rain fairly heavily. a little warmer air mass, more bang for your buck as far as the rain goes. you also have potential for seeing tornadoes until 11:00 this morning eastern time for the central florida panhandle. you see that bow echo. that's got stronger winds as it rolls down the i-10 corridor. we'll be watching that for potentially damaging winds. you can see here just light to moderate rainfall across the i-95 corridor. this will probably be on the increase as we go through today and slices inland, a fair amount. 3 inches yesterday in marianna, florida, and a lot of these spots it's very welcome stuff because we could use the rain, as well. some snow across parts of the rockies. we've got a system, another system diving down south from the canadian rockies. winter storm warnings are posted for this part of the world. california not looking that shabby with a high temperature in l.a. today of 72 degrees.
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phoenix, arizona, 76 degrees. 65 in atlanta, and 58 degrees, damp and dreary across much of the east coast, including new york. john and kiran, back up to you. >> all right, rob, thanks. this morning's top stories are just a few minutes away. including the new "don't tase me bro," it's the man who told tsa "don't touch my junk." and from doctor to patient in an instant, dr. gupta on the man who found out the power of compassion firsthand when the rolls were reversed. and it's the video of the day, kitty versus alligator. who's your daddy? those stories and more coming up at the top of the hour. stay with us. at northern trust, we understand... that while you may come from the same family... you know, son, you should take up something more strenuous. you have different needs and desires. - i'm reading a book. - what's a book? so we tailor plans for individuals,
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alaska any time soon. take a look. >> sarah palin, the part-time governor of alaska has her own weekly show now. it's on the learning channel, a fascinating show. anybody ever been to alaska? i always wanted to go to alaska, i don't think itthat's going to happen now. i always -- and every week she -- sarah palin shows you around alaska and they do a lot of fishing, obviously. and in alaska and a lot of places, it's catch and release, catch and release. you know what that is? it's like what they do with lindsay lohan. >> first of all, they make her wear one of those posh bracelets around her ankle. >> top stories after the break. stay with us. [ advisor 1 ] what do you see yourself doing one week,
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good tuesday morning to you. and thanks so much for joining us. it is november the 16th, i'm john roberts. >> i'm kiran chetry. here are the top stories this morning. his career and reputation on the line, and he walked out. the jury deliberating the fate of congressman charlie rangel this morning. after a mini circus erupted during his corruption trial yesterday in congress. we're live in washington waiting to learn his fate this morning. big news for all of you rock 'n' roll lovers after a long and winding road, apple's pursuit to carry music from the beatles may be over. we've got new details about the announcement that has everyone talking. royal family watchers are busting out the bubbly this morning. we're learning that prince william is engaged to his long-time girlfriend kate middleton. they became engaged in kenya on a holiday in october. we're going to details about when they plan to tie the knot. the jury's still out in the case of charlie rangel who walked out of his own trial yesterday. the man who helped write the
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u.s. tax code is accused of not paying his and facing more than a dozen ethics violations. brianna keilar is live for us on capitol hill this morning. and brianna, some people might be seeing what charlie rangel did as a stunt yesterday. others saying, hey, the man needs some representation. if he didn't have it, why should he be there? >> reporter: certainly what we can say is charlie rangel, and we've always known this, has a flare for the dramatic. he walked into this ethics hearing room with a smile on his face and he was all by himself, no lawyer by his side. he was representing himself and he basically told this ethics subcommittee i'm not sticking around. here's what he said. >> i object to the proceeding and i with all due respect since i don't have counsel to advise me, i'm going to have to excuse myself from these proceedings because i have no idea what this man has put together over two years that was given to me last
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week. >> so rangel was saying that he talked to the law firm that had been representing him for a couple of years. he'd already paid them about $2 million in legal fees. and in discussions with them, it became apparent that it could cost $1 million more. when he told them he couldn't guarantee payment, he says they withdrew. but a spokesperson for this law firm telling a different story in a statement yesterday. she said this law firm did not seek to terminate the relationship and explored every alternative to remain as his counsel consistent with house ethics rules prohibiting members from accepting pro bono legal services. and the way this all wrapped up yesterday, john, is we were thinking this whole thing could maybe take a week give or take, it wrapped up very quickly because rangel wasn't there to really refute any of the prosecution. they just picked through the charges, detailed the evidence, and now deliberations continue. this ethics subcommittee will begin again deliberating on the fate of charlie rangel at 9:00 a.m. eastern this morning, john.
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>> what are some of the most serious charges facing him? and what potential sanctions might he face as a result of this? >> there's a number of different things. one of the biggest ones is probably that he -- and he admits this, that he failed to pay taxes on income from a rental villa that he owns in the dominican republic. keeping in mind at the time he was the head of the powerful house, ways and means committee. he also failed to disclose hundreds of thousands of assets in his congressional financial disclosure form. also, he stands accused of misusing a rent-controlled apartment in harlem for campaign purposes. and another pretty big one that he used congressional letterhead as well as staff time, staff resources, congressional resources to solicit donations for a college center bearing his name. and some of the companies that he was soliciting donations from actually had business before his committee. so how does this all boil down? well, the worst punishment that he could get from this trial
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would be a recommendation of expulsion. that's not expected to happen. that's something that's more reserved for someone who has faced some sort of criminal conviction, which rangel certainly has not. and then there's varying levels of rebukes. perhaps he could face a fine. we're going to find out when this committee puts the recommendation out there. and then it's going to come down to the whole house. it'll come down to the whole house making a decision about whether that should stand. >> we'll be watching it. brianna keilar on capitol hill. thanks so much. no regrets, that's how colin powell sums up his decision to support barack obama back in 2008. the 73-year-old former general says that president obama deserves credit for stabilizing the economy and for his handling of the wars in iraq and afghanist afghanistan. but he also says had believes the president overreached and lost focus in his first term in office and that the next year will be critical. >> you endorsed the president,
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mr. obama for president two years in. any second thoughts? >> none whatsoever. when i endorsed then senator obama in 2008, i thought he was the right choice for the country. the country was in deep economic despair. i think the country needed a significant and transformational change. and i thought president obama would provide that for us. the american people are losing some focus on president obama, what he's trying to do. and when you look at the election results as he said, i mean, he got shellacked. i think it was a body blow that he has to reflect on and figure out how to come back. >> powell says the president's biggest problem is a failure to prioritize and effectively communicate his ideas to the american people. winter weather is approaching and causing a mess in the state of colorado. it's a 34-car pile-up. icy and wet roads led to the accident on i-25 between denver and colorado springs.
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highway was shot down for four hours yesterday. a dozen people went to the hospital with minor injuries. they're expecting more wet snow in denver tomorrow night. an official warning about the dangers of caffeinated alcoholic drinks. industry experts expect the food and drug administration to tell manufacturers that the drinks are not safe. the agency is facing pressure to make a decision after several instances of young people getting sick from drinks most prominently the malt liquor caffeine combo four loko. facebook is trying to revolutionize the way we communicate online. the essential networking site unveiling a one-stop shop for facebook messages and e-mail. what could be the biggest feature? the new service will allow facebook users to message people who don't have a facebook account. the site is planning a slow rollout as they call it. and former jetblue flight attendant steven slater extending his 15 minutes of fame, signing a deal with a company. he'll be judging a contest for them. air travelers being asked to
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submit their craziest travel experiences on a plane. and slater will be judging, picking the best one. >> what happens if the craziest experience is the day the flight attendant went nuts? and the feds are investigating a california man who warned tsa screeners not to "touch his junk." you're looking at secret iphone video of his confrontation on saturday. he says he's heartened by all the support he's getting despite that. the security director says his agents acted appropriately and that tyner faces a fine. >> look at the incident from start to finish as to what occurred and the potential -- the actual civil penalty could go as high as $11,000. we do in our investigation look at everything including the behavior of officers. i will tell you -- i'm very proud as you have all seen on this blog -- on the professionalism and the courtesy exhibited by the officers here at san diego. >> the response has been
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overwhelmingly positive. i get a certain number of people saying, hey, you know, if you don't like it, you don't have to fly. but by and large people are saying, hey, you know, we're glad you stood up and did this because that lot of people when they go to the airport, they've invested a lot of money in whatever trip they're about to take and they're over a barrel and can't -- can't opt out of it because they'd be out a whole lot of money. >> a lot of people are asking the reason he may face the fine. apparently it is a violation if you go in through the security process and you don't complete it. meanwhile, lawmakers and civil liberties groups in new jersey are calling on congress to review the tsa procedures. they believe their state's privacy laws are being violated. and the u.s. travel association says in the past five days, it has received over 1,000 complaints about these tsa screenings. at 8:40 eastern, hero pilot sully sullenberger will join us. he made headlines when he landed a u.s. plane in the hudson river. he's back making more headlines
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when he says flight crews should not be required to submit to body scans. we'll ask him how much is too much when it comes to airport security. let's get a check of this morning's weather headlines. rob marciano in atlanta this morning. >> hey, good morning, guys. the it's one of those november days where it's kind of damp and dreary and cool and a bit miserable. but, you know, it's the changing of the season. rain from the gulf coast to maine this morning across much of -- the eastern third really if not more. and during some cold november rains. and in some cases, it's pretty heavy and it could be severe across the florida panhandle. potential of seeing some dangous weather there. we've had a couple of warnings out, but no reports of any significant damage. and moderate to heavy rainfall rolling across parts of georgia and also sliding up towards the northeast. in new york, it'll be 58 degrees, rain on and off and probably on the increase tonight and tomorrow morning. it'll be 61 degrees in d.c., 65 degrees in atlanta.
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back to the west, we start to get into somewhat drier air. but snow is expected for the inner mountain west. we are under an extreme drought across parts of the country that are getting rainfall today. we'll highlight those areas and for them, they're breathing a bit of a sigh of relief. >> as long as it's in moderation. thanks, rob. well, for fans of the beatles, there's a lot of anticipation about apple about to fill one of the biggest holes in the music store. >> could it be that apple and apple are getting together? big news, they'll fill in that missing piece of the logo, i think. >> could it be "let it be?" coming to itunes. this is the way apple works. mysterious and cryptic trying to build buzz. certainly getting a lot of buzz this morning. let me show you why we think the beatles' catalog will be coming to itunes. a mysterious website on the website yesterday. saying tomorrow will be a big
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day. you will never forget it. take a look at what they said. look at the clocks. take a look at 1965, the "help" album. a lot of the bloggers and people watching for signs this is going to happen are pointing to this message and saying this is steve jobs, his way of telling the world he's got a big announcement at 10:00 eastern time in new york today and finally an agreement to allow beatles music to be sole on itunes. we don't know how much they'll be charged. whether you'll be able to buy single songs or a whole album or what. but we do know this creates a hole in the itunes lineup. apple itunes sold 10 billion songs so far. they have a catalog of over 12 million songs, beatles have sold 177 million albums. these were sort of the last really big holdouts. there are some others, but the big holdout. you're still seeing more people buy cds and they're still more
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profitable for the music industry. but you're seeing digital downloads of songs taking off. itunes accounts are about 70% of those. we'll know more about 10:00 eastern time of what t going to look like. a lot of buzz this morning. thee are two companies that have mostly been fighting in court over the past i don't know how many years over their logos and trademarks apple and apple. now the "new york times" called this the digital holy grail. i don't know if i'd go that. >> i said -- am i missing something here because i can't understand why you can't upload your cds. they said money's all you need to understand, kiran. this is tech pr at its worst. >> i think interesting about the whole itunes model, apple says it doesn't make any money on itunes, but when you buy the gadgets, that's where they make the money. >> they don't make any money? >> they say it's not a big profit center for them. the itunes part of it -- it's what they make the money is is the gadgets not selling the
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songs. >> well, perhaps. still a couple of -- i don't believe anything from the companies. but still a couple of notable exceptions to the itunes library. kid rock. you search kid rock and you get kid songs on itunes. and ac/dc. >> there are a couple others too. but apple -- sorry, beatles was the big get that steve jobs had been going for and he got them. we think at 10:00 we'll know for sure. >> maybe this is the top of the slippery slope for others. >> maybe. still to come, this would be a princess in the uk next year and the future queen, as well. all the details about the new engagement. why that basketball team touch that you see could be the key to whether or not they're winners or losers. 12 minutes after the hour. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again.
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coming up now on 15 minutes after the hour. and it is official, the prince is getting a princess. prince william announced his engagement to kate middleton this morning. >> this comes after months and years of speculation about when the long-time couple will be tieing the knot. we have our own richard quest this morning outside of buckingham palace to give us more dish on this. what an amazing announcement on this tuesday morning. give us more details, richard. >> reporter: and the funny part about it, kiran, you don't often think about an engagement being announced on a random tuesday in november. but that's exactly what we've got. clarence house, which is where they live, which is the home of prince of wales and prince charles and camilla just behind
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me. clarence house announced it. they said the prince of wales, prince charles has agreed to the marriage. it's said the two will get married in the summer and spring of 2011. so we don't yet have a date on when the wedding will take place. they will continue to live in north wales in a little house where he is serving in the british military. and interestingly, it said prince william has informed the queen. so gone the stuffy days of the queen granting her consent and all of that. this was a modern man with a modern fiancee telling a modern monarch, we're getting married. >> the interesting thing, though, richard, she was accepted by the royal family by all accounts and that, you know, this was -- there was certainly a comfort between kate middleton and the members of the royal family. something we didn't necessarily see with diana or fergie. >> reporter: i think times have
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moved on phenomenally since those days. kate middleton comes from an upper middle class background and she's had a good education, the right sort of education. she went to university with prince william. they've been together for years. they had a small breakup, if you like, a trial break down in 2007. kate middleton's parents have met william. they've even been to the queen's scottish estate for a shooting holiday. and we're not informed whether the queen has met them yet. but, yeah, to answer your fundamental point, it is extraordinary that a commoner made good will become eventually the queen of england. >> very interesting. all right, richard quest, thanks so much. well, it gives new meaning to having the shooter's touch. a new study says the secret to a basketball team's success may be how many times they slap, bump, and smack each other.
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>> carol costello joins us live from washington. and the first thing many will wonder is who would study something like this? and the second thing is, do the results bear fruit? >> kate middleton, prince william, fist pump, pat on the behind, they're going to get married. no, this is a serious study done at university of california berkeley. and they asked the question, how much is a first bump worth or high five or a pat on the backside? researchers from the university of california berkeley say it is worth a winning season. michael krause said his team studied the entire 2008/2009 basketball season and found the greater the intended contact like fist bumping after a play, the more winning the team. i know what you're thinking. if you're winning, of course you're going to fist bump. but studies showed that touch improved performance. touch is a sophisticated way of saying i'm on your side, i'm
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going to be working with you, you're making those inferences, you know, when you jump up and do the chest bump. >> you know what's interesting, is that in sports, the touching thing is okay. builds teamwork. you know, good feelings. that sense of i support you. try that at the workplace, you'll be in a heck of a lot of trouble. who are some of the more touchy, feelly guys out there in the league? >> i'm glad you asked that, john. kevin garnett was found in this study to be the touchiest player, which makes sense because he's the most physically demonstrative people in the league. he likes to touch his teammates and let them know he's a great defensive player. matt barnes, kobe bryant also ranked high on this meter. maybe it's no surprised that the celtics the nba finals championships, the lakers were the top touchiest teams. i know what you both are wondering --
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>> yeah, we're wondering about chris bosh and lebron johnson and dwayne wayane wade. >> well, turns out that lebron james and dwyane wade, not as touchy as some of their teammates. and we'll have to see as the season plays out if their lack of touchiness affects the miami heat's winning abilities. >> they better start groping so they can have a winning season. >> you sent me the dougie. >> yeah, you like that? >> i did like it. and a washington wizards player was doing the dougie, which proves the dougie does not work. >> poor wizards. >> maybe the detroit lions will adopt it next. >> yep. >> if they could get a touchdown. >> i know it was bad. at least they gave the bills their first win, right? >> nothing worse than having a dance and no opportunity to employ it. carol, thanks so much.
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well, sarah palin's opening up about her daughter's pregnancy. what she has to say about the moment bristol told her she was expecting a baby. and wait until you see this, one feisty feline faces up against two alligators. you're thinking kitty litter, right? our morning talkers are coming up next. [ advisor 1 ] what do you see yourself doing one week, one month, five years after you do retire? ♪ client comes in and they have a box. and inside that box is their financial life. people wake up and realize i better start doing something. we open up that box. we organize it. and we make decisions. we really are here to help you. they look back and think, "wow. i never thought i could do this." but we've actually done it. [ male announcer ] visit and put a confident retirement more within reach.
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this next story had us talking this morning, actually laughing pretty hard, as well. one of the most random family feud answers ever. and it seemed -- it was made all the more funny because the contestant was completely sure of himself, hit the buzzer and blurted it out. here's a look. >> something a burglar would not
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want to see when he breaks into a house. >> naked grandma! >> huh? >> he's looking over his family for support and they're shaking their heads at him. show me naked grandma. believe it or not, though, they actually gave it to him. i think because it was under the category of gun occupant. and they gave it to him, naked grandma. >> and it was the number two answer, right? the quarterback turns 34 next week, just signed a five-year $78 million extension with the redskins with $40 million of that guaranteed. >> i can't understand that one, sorry. >> i can't understand those numbers to begin with let alone who they're for. this comes two weeks after he was benched after a loss in detroit because the coach didn't think he had the stamina.
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last night the skins were routed. the eagles won it 59-28. well, kobayashi's belly aching, failed in the attempt to break the world pizza eating contest in brooklyn. he needed to finish the 12-inch pie, and he did, in just 2 minutes and 3 seconds. however, that was 18 seconds off of record pace. they say it's weird he chose to eat with a knife and fork. kobayashi also complained the pie was too soft to scarf it down in time. people have been debating whether it's a reality show or political ad. whatever it is, it appears to be a success. sarah palin's new television show a new hit with viewers. nearly 5 million people tuned into the premiere of sarah palin's alaska making it tlc's number one launch ever. >> and sarah palin opened up about bristol's pregnancy. >> growing up, i was like the golden child and never had any
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problems or challenges until i started dating levi. >> our little world kind of stopped spinning the day that bristol came to us and told us she was pregnant. naive us thought it couldn't happen to our family, you know. it wasn't long after that that i was tapped to be the vice presidential nominee for the republican party and here bristol was, her little baby bump growing on a national stage for all the world to see. >> well, there you go. meanwhile, bristol made it again. so she's one of the last four couples to make it even though she had the lowest score last night. >> it really is just a made for tv reality show that wle thing. >> 5 million people watch tlc. a house cat walked in a standoff with an alligator. video's all over the internet. my daughter called me last night. look at what the cat does. the paws come out and the alligator. what kind of self-respect does this alligator have? instead of snapping up the kitty in the jaws, it says, i'm out of
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here. but the alligator comes back with some help. the alligators travel in packs, you know. look at this. it's sneaking up saying what's this cat all about? and the cat, watch this. oh, hang on. we didn't see it there. it's all in the perils of editing. the alligator comes up to probably take a nip at kitty and kitty snacks him on the snout. >> we don't have it, but i've seen it on the net. the alligator runs back again to the water. >> he says enough of this. >> they can't be too vicious of alligators. you see the guy in flip-flops standing feet away. >> any alligator when hungry might behave a little differently than those did. still to come this morning, our top stories, including credit cards. are they about to become obsolete? well, the ceo of google thinks so. what the next generation of android will be able to do for you ahead. [ male announcer ] gout's root cause is high uric acid.
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♪ 32 minutes past the hour right now. we check our top story. the jury's still out on charlie rangel, one of the most powerful democrats in congress. he walked out of his own ethics trial yesterday. facing 13 ethics violation. among them, failing to pay taxes on his home in the dominican republic. could the next generation of android make credit cards obsolete? google's ceo says yes. the android 2.3 will use so-called near field communication sensors to read price tags and link up with vendor payment methods. publishers say his girls, sasha and malia inspired the president to write "of thee i
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sing." it's a tribute to 13 ground-breaking americans, among them jackie robinson and founding father george washington. she is now officially a princess in waiting. just a little over an hour, the british family announced prince william is now engaged to be married to his girlfriend kate middleton. >> yeah, there's been a lot of buzz about this of late. the wedding will take place next year some time in the spring or summer. joining us on the phone is mark saunders. thanks for being with us this morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning. >> does this come as a surprise to you? >> well, it doesn't come as a surprise. if it's supposed to have been a secret, it hasn't been a well kept secret. everybody's been expecting it for some time. but they always -- that i mean they seem to announce it just at the right time. today it was a surprise, and the story is across the country and across the world as a tremendous breath of fresh air. it's a wonderful news story.
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and it's something that everybody seems to be really enjoying at the moment. >> you know, we all remember the big wedding in 1981, charles and diana. and we are fascinated here in the united states by all the ceremony involved in that. what are we expecting this time around? will it be the same? will it be as majestic? will it be as big or might it be more scaled down? >> well, i think you'll find it will be as big if not bigger because even though the technology was available in '81 to show the whole world that wedding, that technology is even greater now. so it'll be even faster and quicker around the world. but if you remember, '81 was also a time of austerity, particularly in this country. it was a very bleak year apart from that royal wedding. and i think the same thing has happened. if there is one thing that the british family does have a very good knack for, it's coming up with the goods when the people
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need them. and there is nothing like a royal wedding to unite this country and the rest of the world. and we've always had this fascination with the americans' fascination with our royal family. seeing as how she fought a war to get rid of them. it seems the americans are the ones who enjoy this more than we do. >> we were just getting rid of them from this country, not from yours. >> reporter: well, the tribute to the americans, he wasn't -- but no, i think it's just going to be a great event. and william and kate as senior members of the royal family will take the royal family in for the future and beyond. >> mark, the other interesting thing that's going to happen, of course, is the obvious comparison between charles and diana's wedding and this one. obviously very different couples. but people are going to make those comparisons. >> they will do. there is a slight difference in the princess diana came from the
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very top drawer of the british hair stock family. the family and the royal family were always connected. i think at one time it was noted she would be a great wife for the duke of york, prince andrew. so there was nothing about diana that even though they tried to sell it that she was a normal girl, she wasn't. she was always a member. where kate isn't. i'd say kate is kind of in -- we have a different system than you guys, but kind of what we would call the middle class. which means she would be a very good bridge between us normal people and the royal family. >> and they have proven thus far that the relationship has stood the test of time. so there's another difference, as well. mark sanders for us this morning. mark saunders, great to talk to you. really appreciate it. >> thanks. it's going to be an interesting week on capitol
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hill, no question about it. on thursday, democrats and republicans meet with the president, south carolina democrat james clyburn coming up next with what we can expect. 37 minutes after the hour.
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20 minutes now till the top of the hour. changing of the guard is underway on capitol hill. republicans are taking charge of the house and democrats are jockeying for power in their fast-changing pecking order. clyburn is the majority whip in line to become the number three ranking democrat assuming a newly created position of assistant leader. congressman, great to see you this morning. thanks for being with us. >> thank you so much for having me. >> i wanted to talk to you about
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what the next two years are going to look like. by looking at a cnn opinion research poll over the last couple of days, people were asked about the republican victories. what they were a result of. 70% said they were a rejection of democratic policies. so i'm wondering what will the democratic party in congress do differently over the next couple of years? >> well, i think that we will get people to do a better job of getting people to understand exactly what it is they we're trying to get done. i believe that everybody knows that this economy two years ago was on the brink of a real disaster. i think that policies that president obama put in place stabilized this economy, brought us back from the spring. and i don't think we did a good job of getting people to understand that that was necessary before you can start to grow the economy. people wanted to see an immediate turn around, which we did not get, and it's impossible. and so i am very pleased with
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what we did. i am not pleased with our ability to explain to american people exactly what we did and why. >> is it all about communication? or is it more about the policy? >> well, i don't know that you would say a policy's bad. when you stop hemorrhaging 800,000 jobs a month. and that's what we did. that's got to be a good thing. i think that the problem was that when you turn this around and you start trying to grow, when people who would like to see us growing 100,000 jobs a month, and you're only growing 15,000 or 20,000 jobs a month, then their expectations are greater than that which we were able to deliver. i really believe we had explained to people better that would be the process by which we were going through. we would've done better. the expectations got far greater than any possibility of us fulfilling them. >> congressman, let's talk about the leadership and the expectations for that. of course, the big vote going to
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take place tomorrow unless these folks in your party who are pushing for a delay win the day. most likely see nancy pelosi as the minority leader, steny hoyer as the whip, and you in this newly created position as assistant leader. you were the majority whip. i know you wanted the whip position. are you happy with this number three spot? >> well, i was number three for the last four years. in the majority, the whip is number three. in the minority, the whip becomes number two. and what we're doing is saying that everybody will maintain their relative position in their 112th. and so being number three allows that to happen. so there's nothing unusual about this. and i was very pleased with the resolution that speaker pelosi came up with and i accepted it. now, there is so-- we will be
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moving forward, keeping at the table the experiences i bring to the table. and hopefully as we develop policy, those experiences will be honored and we will have the kind of input that's necessary to have good, solid policy development. >> and what about with speaker pelosi continuing on as the minority leader? there are a number of democrats, couple of dozen of them who say it's unacceptable for her to continue on as leader. the congressional black caucus has thrown its support behind you. but as a body, they haven't thrown the support behind her. are you happy with her as the leader? >> yes, i am. the fact of the matter is four years ago when we were out there in the wilderness where we'd been for 12 years, she was at the helm and brought us through two consecutive victories and gave us the majority in the house. now we've return it through a bad patch.
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i don't think that that disqualifies her as leader. she has done a good job, will do a good job and i support her leadership. >> so with that in mind, would you encourage your colleagues in the congressional black caucus to throw their full support behind her? >> i've already done that. i think you may have seen the letter i sent out last week saying that i was supporting her thrust to be leader. and i asked the members of the caucus to do that, as well. last night i asked them to do that. they said we may do that. but first, we've got to see exactly what the portfolio is for the number three position that you have accepted. and so that's -- we'll get in there. and i think we'll get there in due course. >> congressman, jim clyburn, always a pleasure. thanks for spending time with us. >> thank you so much for having me. well, fighting for his reputation and career four years
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in the making. congressman charlie rangel who walked out of his ethics trial yesterday is now waiting on the jury's decision today. we're live in washington with what has become a bit of a circus. also, the south waking up soggy and soaked this morning and we're facing that in the northeast, as well. rob is going to have a look at this morning's travel forecast right after the break. it's 46 minutes past the hour.
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♪ good morning, atlanta where you've still got the lingering effects of the storms that rolled through yesterday. and they're going to continue on today. 58 degrees there right now. and you can see there's plenty of fog and cloud in the sky. it's only going to be 66 degrees today. and there will be storms hanging around. well, meanwhile, it's 49 minutes past the hour right now. we're going to find out how long those storms will be hanging around. we check in with rob marciano in the extreme weather center. >> good morning, guys. it's been a slow and wet go of it this morning. the past couple of days as a matter of fact as this storm, which is growing in size and starting to pick up some speed all driven by this piece of energy back here finally kick starting this front that's been hanging around the east coast. and along this front, we've had several waves of energy. and this one bringing rain to
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the south, starting to increase the wind across the northeast. you're just starting it in new york, philly, and d.c., obviously the heavy rains are down to the south. and some of this could produce thunderstorms that may have a tornado or two. this thunderstorm warning in effect until 11:00, although these thunder cells don't look that terrible. across the northeast, not that terrible, but again, the rains on the the increase. damp and dreary, cool november day. some parts of the ohio river valley, the deep south, rainfall welcome. we'll take it. 15 inches of snow, red mountain pass. they'll take that. telluride, six inches to build that base. pacific with the storm yesterday had wind damage and power outages. active across the west coast. 72 an sunny in los angeles. 65 in dallas and 58 degrees on the damp and rather slick side in new york city. probably travel delays both in
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atlanta and the northeast today, as well. if you are traveling, be patient. john and kiran, back up to you. >> in many ways be patient. proud day, historic day for the u.s. military. the first living soldier to receive the medal of honor since the vietnam era honored today at the white house. barbara starr on the heroics live in our next hour. and joined by chesley sully sullenberger he said flight crews should not submit to body scans. 51 minutes past the hour. thank you for calling usprime cred. my pey, yes, i'd for a gift card.points ll points please? 000. ll caating...ase? ooh! 000. sw: five fifty!
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right now he went from doctor to patient in an instant when a devastating fall changed his life. well now, he has a new outlook on the power of compassion in health care. dr. sanjay gupta has this week's "human factor." >> reporter: medicine is dr. brad burke's passion. berk was known as a real go getter. that changed in may of 2009 when he had a bicycle accident. he knew immediately it wasn't a simple fall. >> i quickly noticed that i couldn't feel my legs. couldn't feel my left arm and i moved my right arm and then it couldn't move. >> reporter: he broke his spine and paralyzed from the neck down. paramedics loaded him into the ambulance and he turned to his wife mary and apologized. >> he knew when i said "i'm so sorry" that he had a pretty good
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sense of how our lives were going to change. >> reporter: berk was in the icuo his own hospital and saw the importance of compassion in patient care. on a ventilator, he knew the technology was keeping him alive but it was his family and the staff that made his life worth living. something as simple as a friendly nurse washing his hair brought him tremendous joy. >> i called it the healing power of tough. i felt so good after that. and what she didn't know is the only part of my body that could feel sensation normally was my head. >> reporter: in less than a year, he was able to return to the hospital he loved as ceo but he was different. >> i really came to realize how critically important what i call compassion and attentiveness are both for provider satisfaction, patient satisfaction, and driving quality and safety.
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>> reporter: he insisted the initiative designed to improve patient care and the employee work environment. >> it's about valuing and respecting everyone. >> reporter: today, berk works with a therapist to help him walk even though he can't feel his steps. he's promised himself to live as normal a life as possible. >> courage is not the roar that you make when you go into battle but it's the quiet voice that helps you get up every day and try again. >> reporter: dr. sanjay gupta, cnn reporting. >> brings a whole new concept or a whole new perspective to the concept of walk a mile in my shoes. >> absolutely. >> wow. >> amazing man. >> amazing. top stories right after a quick break. stay with us.
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good tuesday morning. november 16th. i'm bjorn roberts. >> i'm kiran chetry. there's big news this morning out of england where the royal family announces there's going to be another royal wedding after the rumors and speculation. they say that prince william popped the question to his long-time girlfriend. the man that told the tsa screeners not to touch his junk is speaking to cnn. john tyner says he is getting overwhelm from fellow air travelers. we have a guest to discuss how much is too much when it comes to airport security. reputation, his career on the line and he walked out. the jury deliberatinthe fate of congressman rangel this morning after a mini circus in
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the corruption trial yesterday. we are live in washington with more. up first, she is officially a princess in waiting. more than an hour ago, the british royal family announced that prince williams engaged to his girlfriend kate middleton. >> richard quest is live with us this morning. when's been the reaction to the announcement this morning? >> reporter: i think it is too soon for ordinary people to be sort of cheering in the streets? the british prime minister david cameron has come out and say it's a day of national celebration and clearly the fact that william who is going to be the king of england when his father passes on now has a fiancee, a woman who will become queen katherine in the fullness of time. for countries like the uk this is one of those days that you remember. you remember where you were when you heard they were going to get married and most certainly on
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that day next year they'll be many people, probably myself included, sleep on the streets to see it all take place. >> you know what? in many ways this will be like the wedding of charles and diana in 1981 and in many ways different because when you look at the family backgrounds, where diana came from, she comes from a much humbler background past the new money that her parents recently earned. >> reporter: careful, john. you're heading towards snobbery there. i know what you're saying and what you mean. she is not top drawer. she is upper middle class is kate middleton. diana came from the very highest echelons of air rice tock ra sy. the way she is ingratiated within the royal family, she and william have been together for many years now. they lived together and she's a modern woman. it is a modern relationship.
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it sends a very different tone to the sort of stuffiness that there was around charles and diana. and i think -- i think that's where you're really going to notice the difference. from betroet el to wedding before she finally becomes the royal princess. >> you know what's also interesting, you know, and you talked about diana being top drawer, the hard part is none of the relationships worked out. neither did andrew and sarah ferguson. both of them divorcing but this is interesting because as some biographers noted, we have never heard publicly from kate middleton. never heard her voice. will she be talking now? >> reporter: well, yes. there is to be an interview tonight. there will be a major pooled interview to see this evening. it comes out around about 2:00 eastern time and we'll talk about that tomorrow morning. but let me put it in context to
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you. charles and diana had met and been alone barely two dozen times. 13, 14 times before their betrothel. william and kate have had the bust-ups, break-ups, been on holiday together. she's liked by the queen. it is a completely different scenario. even her parents have been to the queen's scottish estate to meet with william. now, whether or not it's one thing to be the girlfriend, it's another to be the fiancee. but the palace learned a lot since the fiasco days of diana and i think that you are going to see it very, very differently handled now that she is to be heir to the throne's wife. >> manager to watch for the next four or five months, no question about that. richard quest for us in front of buckingham palace, richard, thanks so much.
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>> thanks. good to see you. now to the growing national outrage over airport security and the enhanced patdowns. air travelers fired up and hearing from the 31-year-old software engineer from california fanning the flames. john tyner refused to submit to a body scan and an enhanced pat cans down as san diego's airport and secretly recorded the kofrgs with the tsa agent on his phone. >> it is not considered a sexual assault. >> it would be if you weren't the government. i would like my wife and maybe my doctor to touch me there. >> refuses the patdown, he's been told he faces a $11,000 fine and possible civil suit for failing to complete the security check. he spoke to cnn yesterday and said he's heartened by the public support he is getting. >> since my story has gotten
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out, i have gotten comments from people they probably got worse than what you got. i had people saying they were handled so roughly they had a sick to their stomach feeling for the rest 069 day. the thing that upset me so much about the search was the guy intended to touch my groin. i wasn't going the stand for this. >> meanwhile, protesters organized a national opt-out day for november 24th. thousands of people signed up on facebook to make a travel day more difficult refusing to submit to the federal government's virtual strip search scanners and groping techniques. >> hear pilot sully sullenberger that will join us saying that flight crews should not submit to body scanners. we'll ask him if airport security has gone too far. no regrets. that's how former secretary of sate colin powell sums up the decision to back president obama. the 73-year-old former general
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says that president obama deserves credit for stabilizing the economy and for his handling of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. but he also said he believes the president has overreached and lost focus in his first the emergency room in office and the next 12 months will be critical. >> larry: you endorse if president, mr. obama, for president two years in. any second thoughts? >> none whatsoever. when i endorsed then senator obama in 2008 i thought he was the right choice for the country. the country was in deep economic despair. i think the country needed a significant and transformational change and i thought president obama would provide that for us. but the american people are losing some focus on president obama. what he's trying to do. and when we look at the election results as he said, i mean, he got shellacking and i think it was a real body blow that he has to reflect on and figure out how to come back. >> powell says that the president's biggest problem has
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been a failure to prioritize and to effectively communicate the ideas to the american people. former jet blue flightdy and the dant has a new job this morning signing a deal with a company that makes mobile applications. they're asked to submit the craziest travel experiences on an aircraft and slater will pick the best one. icy, wet roads causing a mess in colorado. this is the result of a 34-car pile-up. there you see it. i-25 between denver and colorado springs. amazing looking at the damage that people say they went to hospital with minor injuries and they're expecting more wet snow in denver tonight. wannabe speedsters probably wishing they saved the feet for the track. they were pulled over. 30 ticketed. some for topping speeds of 100 miles per hour. the news got worse once they got
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to the track because they weren't allowed to race. >> hmm. the famed opryland hotel is open again. it was ravaged by floodwaters in may. the owners pumped in $270 million for repairs and upgrades. nashville landmark will host performances later this week. we've got some rain from the south up into the northeast today. our rob marciano in the extreme weather center tracking the forecast for us. good morning, rob. >> good morning. everybody gets peace. eastern half of the country it seems. big storm system not terribly strong but certainly large and it has a lot of moisture with it. people getting some of this cool november rain and this wave coming into the northeast later on today and tonight. some localized flooding because you have seen the rain the past couple of months. right now, the rain not too shabby in the southeast. we have issues with potentially some severe weather.
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florida panhandle, panama city, tornado watch for a couple of hours. right now, the cells look fairly safe. and light to moderate rainfall across the northeast and that will be on the increase in the day today and another winter storm coming into the pacific northwest and intermountain west with wind damage yesterday. more about that in 30 minutes. >> thanks so much. fighting for his reputation and 40-year career. congressman charlie rangel that walked out of the ethics trial yesterday an waiting for the jury's decision today. we're live in washington with more on what's become quite a spectacle. [ male announcer ] they say breakfast
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jury is still out this morning in the case against charlie rangel who walked out of his own trial yesterday. >> he helped write the u.s. tax code and accused of not paying his taxes and facing more than a dozen ethics violations. brianna keilar is live in washington. this stunt that some are calling it in the hearing room making a claim about not having representation, however, the law firm telling a totally different story. what is the reaction this morning? >> reporter: yeah. we are hearing a different story and this was really charles rangel as you know he has a flair for the dramatic and it was in full form yesterday. he walked into the hearing room. smiling and by himself. in lawyer by his side. he was representing himself. and he told this ethics subcommittee basically he wasn't sticking around. here's what he said. >> i object to the proceeding and i with all due respect since i don't have counsel to advise
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me, i'm going to have to excuse myself from these proceedings because i have no idea what this man has put together over two years that was given to me last week. >> reporter: rangel says the lawyers that he's been working with for two years now, paid $2 million in legal fees to them, discussed with them the proceedings to continue. it was looking like it could cost as much as a million dollars and he said he couldn't guarantee payment, they withdrew. that's rangel's story. a spokesperson for the law firm here in d.c. telling a different story with the statement saying this law firm did not seek to ferm nate the relationship and explored every alternative to remain as his counsel consistent with house ethics rules prohibiting members from accepting pro bono legal services and what happened yesterday, it wrapped up quickly. we thought it would take a week. it ended yesterday.
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the committee continues to deliberate and pick that up again here in really minutes 9:00 a.m. eastern time, guys. >> a lot of charges. what are the most facing and what could the potential consequences be? >> reporter: 13 alleged violations of house rules and they center around rangel not paying taxes on income on a rental property that he owns in the dominican republic. keep in mind at the time he was the head of the house ways and meeting committee, the tax-writing committee in the house and failing to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars of assets on the congressional disclosure form and misusing a rent-controlled apartment in new york city as a campaign office and finally using congressional letterhead and staff time so congressional resources to solicit donations for a college center in his name. some had business before his committee. the possible sanctions here, they range from expulsion which would be very serious, normally
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reserved for people convicted of a criminal matter which rangel obviously has not and then different levels of reprimand, maybe a fine. that's something the committee will decide on if they decide he's violated the 13 counts, john. >> all right. brianna keilar this morning for us, thank you. still to come this morning, apple has a big announcement ahead an might have something to do with the beatles. we'll explain coming up.
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apple promising an exciting announcement that you will never forget. rumors are swirling this morning of itunes selling music by the beatles. they've sur sued the catalog for years. and it's 20 minutes after the hour. christine romans minding your business. a performance review at work lately, maybe you weren't too happy about it? >> i'm not doing the story because my evaluation is tomorrow. actually, it's thursday, sorry. but that's not why i'm doing the story but performance evaluations, a recent survey found 58% of hr execs think these things aren't worthwhile. giving them a report card of a "c." if they say that the review process gets a "c" that
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validates everything we've been thinking for a listening time. when's the problem here? i talked to one of the consultants from consulting, the world at work, the survey that was published about all of this. this is the problem. if there's a surprise in your performance evaluation, that's bad. if you don't have -- if they give you a compliment you didn't understand or think was coming in the evaluation, that is problematic, they say. it means that you're not every day talking enough to your employee. if they tell you something that's wrong, they should be telling you this day by day. people are hiding behind the process and not talking an communicating, and companies that do this well tend to be better companies -- they make more money. your employees are more efficient. but most of us are not doing it properly. we are not getting enough of it. >> offering solutions? >> talking, talking, talking.
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don't think because you did the rote work you evaluated. anything. we have numb to this. a workplace thing to bring you are to you attention. the perks are making a slow and steady come back on the -- at the office. we have been telling you -- >> free turkeys for everyone. >> what perks? >> track the airline industry pretty much. >> we had 160 pizzas here on election night. >> the 160 pizza boxes, we saw them the morning after. not so pleasant. maybe delicious at 7:00 p.m. >> people eating them 12 hours later. the perks making a comeback. 401k freeze coming back again. next summer you should see most of the companies that froze their 401k match coming back. increase salaries at 3% and not hiring but trying to pay you more to keep you happier and 12% plan to give something a little
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extra like maybe a turkey for thanksgiving. >> so the turkeys are coming back. >> we're not getting a turkey, are we? >> i don't know. >> i'll check. >> i'll talk about it on thursday in my performance evaluation. >> request them. >> you said companies that do it well make more money. is that -- is it the performance review that does it well or is it the communication between supervisor and employee? >> all communication. if you're not talking and giving feedback and constructive criticism all the time and rewarding good behavior, then what's the point of doing it? it's just not -- human resources to line managers to employees, most people think it's not working. >> christine romans, thanks. >> thanks. next, are disposable diapers better for the environment than the reusable ones? you may be surprised at the answer. we have a living green segment still ahead. [ beeping ]
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26 minutes after the hour. now to the living green series. small steps can make a big difference with your environmental impact. >> helping you go green this morning. the changes that may not hurt a bit. jason carroll is here. >> will not hurt an save you money, as well. two good things there. there are many green choices out there, so many that it can be a little bit overwhelming so we found some easy tips that just about anyone can do to go green. >> light. >> reporter: the bensons are on a mission. >> and this little piggy --
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>> reporter: to turn their 1-year-old gabe into a green baby. >> the earth is going to be his some day and i felt like i was responsible for the shape it was going to be in when he got it into his hands. >> reporter: erin and husband david have become more ecofriendly by giving up grocery bags, paper towels and packaged foods like doritos. >> i love them. i don't really eat them anymore. i think my husband misses them more than i do. >> reporter: one of the toughest adjustments they choose, switching from disposable to cloth diapers. >> i was totally resistant to it. not into the idea of cloth diapers any way, shape or form. >> reporter: but they did it anyway. >> what's next? >> reporter: it's a question facing many consumers, environmental branding experts say it's can be very confusing. >> there is a lot of green messages out there, an it's not -- they're not always genuine. >> reporter: how can consumers like the bensons be sure choices like changing diapers will make
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a real impact? laurie bonjourno went green after becoming a mother herself. >> no worries. both cloth diapers and disposable diapers have impacts. in that case, choose what's most convenient for you. >> reporter: she's managing editor of yao hoo green and author of a book on going green. you have a whole foods option or a farmer's market like this, which is better? >> i say a little bit of both. >> reporter: ere easy eco tips, easy on the meat. if every american cut out eating meat a day a week for the year, the u.s. could save 12 billion gallons of gas annually. tune up your car. nearly tune-ups could keep more than 1 ton of carbon dioxide out of the air. use less hot water f. you skip the hot water on two loads of laundry per week, save the planet up to 500 pounds of carbon dioxide pollution each
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year. simple changes the bensons can make for their green baby and the next one. they're expecting number two in about six months. i'm sure that baby will be even greener than the first one. here's another tip. a lot of people get hung up on paper versus plastic bags at the supermarket. well, the eco experts we spoke to said both have an environmental impact so choose the one that you're most likely to reuse. so i use plastic bags, for example, right? so when you get home, they say, try to use it as a trash bag. that way you're not buying more plastic bags and easy way to, like, do things to help the environment there. >> eating for one, that's all the trash bag you need. >> you can eat for more than one very soon. >> helpful for the dogs. all right. jason, thanks. 29 minutes past the hour. time for a look at the top stories and the wait is over. prince william and girlfriend
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kate middleton announced they're engaged. he popped the question last month in a vacation in kenya and expected to tie the knot next spring or summer in london. we're keeping a close eye on capitol hill this morn wrg the jury is out on charlie rangel, the defiant democrat walked out of his own ethics trial yesterday complaining he didn't have the time to put together a legal team accused of 13 ethics violations. a new children's book by president obama is on the shelves. he says his girls inspired him to write "of thee i sing." and a tribute to 13 groundbreaking americans and among them jackie robinson and founding father george washington. well, it is a historic day for the u.s. military. later on, at the white house, a young man from iowa will become the first living soldier to earn the medal of honor since the vietnam war. >> barbara starr will be there for the ceremony and joins us live from the pentagon.
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last week you brought us a nice, up close look at staff sergeant giunta who's an amazing person. >> reporter: indeed. he's one of the most modest soldiers you will meet. today he'll step into history for a moment of honor and heartbreak in afghanistan. in october 2007, when his unit was ambushed, he ran into a hail of gun fire to save another soldier, sergeant joshua bren n brennan. sal giunta says he didn't do anything special. have a listen to what this young man had to say. >> it's very bittersweet. i mean, it's such a huge honor. it's a great thing but it is a great thing that has come at a personal loss to myself and so many other families. >> reporter: and that is what you want people to know? >> absolutely. >> reporter: that is what he wants all of america to know standing next to president obama today. he says he is accepting the medal of honor, the nation's highest military honor, on
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behalf of sergeant joshua brennan, specialist hugo mendosa, two men that didn't make it that night in the ambush and to all of those that served. john, kiran? >> he is an amazing fellow. seems to be, before bra, a sense of history being made at the highest levels of the military. >> reporter: oh, absolutely. this is a moment when everyone is pausing and reflecting. in afghanistan several days ago, i asked general petraeus about sergeant giunta. dave petraeus as you know is a man that picks and chooses the words very carefully. this time, listen to what he had to say. >> he is going to say it was not his actions, it was what anyone would have done. it was the team, well, let me tell you, it was his actions. they were incredible. and he is so very deserving of it. >> reporter: very deserving, according to general petraeus. again, a young man who ran into a hail of gun fire to try and
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rescue another soldier who was desperately wounded and being dragged off by the taliban. he did get josh brennan back. josh brennan, sadly, passed away a couple of hours later from his j injuries. we will be at the white house live today at 2:00 p.m. as sal giunta steps into american history. john, kiran? >> we'll be watching. thanks so much, barbara. coming up next, has the federal government gone too far with airport security? there's people weighing in and people upset by the enhanced interrogations. we'll get the take from captain sullenberger. it's 33 minutes past the hour. e. p.a.d., the doctor said. p-a-d... p.a.d. isn't just poor circulation in your legs causing you pain. it more than doubles your risk of a heart attack or stroke. i was going to tell you. if you have p.a.d., plavix can help protect you from a heart attack or stroke. plavix helps keep blood platelets
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the california man that warned screeners not to touch his junk as he put it may have gotten a few laughs on youtube but focused attention on the growing outrage against security. >> national opt-out day is planned for the day before thanksgiving. one of the busiest travel times of the year, of course. passengers are being urged to refuse body scans and patdowns. that could slow down security
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screenings at airports across the country. bring them to a crawl and how bad would that be? captain sullenberger, the pilot that pulled off the landing in the hudson joins us this morning from danville, california. he's got his own thoughts about the body scanners. sully, great to see you this morning. let's start off with your concerns about these body scanners. why are you speaking out against them? >> well, good morning, john. great to be with you. as an airline pilot for 30 years, i know that airline pilots are the last line of defense against someone who would use an airplane for ill. and we need to be a trusted partner in the security efforts. you know, many pilots are armed, deputized and flight deck officers to defend the cockpit and so it's a waste of our limited resources to put airline pilots through this screening. we have concerns of the affects of cumulative radiation
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exposure. compared to someone whose office is on the ground, the pie slot above much of the earth's atmosphere and protects us from radiation and the fact exposed to so much more radiation than the average person to begin with, even small additional doses are of concern to us. >> you bring up a lot of good points and certainly the common sense issue is one that a lot of people question. these are the people you're trusting to fly the plane, the biggest weapon that you would have. but i wanted to get your take on this. the associated press this morning reporting the head of the pilot's association said there's discussions today and optimistic that the agency will soon be allowing flirgt attendants and pilots to undergo less stren gent streenings. does it seem they're coming around with pilots and crew? >> well, i certainly welcome any hint of good news. but really, we have the technology now to avoid much of this waste of time and delay. we have the means now to through
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through bio metric means identify pilots and flight attendants as working crew members and duh a database verify the current employment status and no need to go through these things. >> sully, so your argument isn't just with the body scanners, are you suggesting why do flight crews go through screening at all? >> well, there's certainly needs to be an acknowledgment that we're trusted partners. you know? many of us are former military officers who had top-secret clearances and thoroughly screened and vetted throughout our careers and we continue to be. we are among the most scrutinized professional groups in the country. even more than doctors. so, it's really not an efficient use of our resources to put us through this. there are much better ways to solve these issues. >> on the issue of the enhanced screenings and new body scanners they're using in airports across the country, what about as it
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relates to every day passengers? we talked about the guy who on his cell phone camera captured the exchange between tsa agents and himself saying i don't want you to touch my junk, basically saying i don't want anybody but my wife and maybe my doctor touching me where you will feel s. there a solution in your opinion? >> well, i certainly do understand, as a matter of fact. my wife and i traveled just recently and she under went such a screening where she was touched in sensitive places. but i can tell you again from my perspective as an airline pilot over three decades that this just isn't an efficient use of our resources and what many airline pilots have been advised to do in the interim until we get improved measures for us is to opt out of the scanner and to take a private screening with another airline crew member there as a witness. >> sully, one of the other min s
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things to bring up, faa rules regarding pilot fatigue and stipulate nine hours for a pilot to get rest between flights overnight or during the day coming in early in the morning. you have probables with those? what are your problems? >> well, while some of the issues in this new proposed rule would be an improvement, many represent a giant step backwards. and one of the ones that bothers me the most is proposal almost unbelievable to me, that would be to increase by up to 25% the number of hours pilots fly in a day from domestically from eight hours a day to as much as ten hours a day. there's no data, no science that proves flying more creates less fatigue. we know it would create more. and as to the rest issue, status quo is very deficient in many areas and proposed rule goes
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partway in solving that. but not far enough. our mothers tell us we need eight hours of sleep every night. pilots are human, too. we have the same needs as everyone else. what we have discerned is you need a pilot or flight attendant have ten hours in the hotel room, especially if there are many time zones involved to get eight hours of sleep with the time you need to try to get to sleep, something to eat, perhaps call home, get up in the morning early enough for a shower, get dressed, get something to eat and leave for work. >> what do you think the solution is? >> we need to make sure that we make the public's safety our first priority and not let other agendas get in the way here. we owe it to the passengers to keep our promise to them that we will do for them the very best that we know how to do and to have the integrity and the courage quite frankly to reject the expedient and the barely adequate as being not good
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enough. >> a man that proved he knows what's best to do. thanks for joining us. great to see you this morning. >> thank you for having me. good morning. >> any time, thanks, captain. a soggy start to the day in much of the south. rob marciano will have the forecast right after the break. don't want to deal with a lot of flibbity-flab or mumbo-jumbo. sounds like you need to name your price. no gobbledy-gook? never. do i still get all the dagnabbit coverage i need? sure. we give you a quote and you can adjust your price up and down to find something that works for you. ♪ this thing is okey-mcsmokey skiddly-doo. great! i think.
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46 minutes past the hour right now. time a check of the weather headlines. rob marciano, we're getting rain up here. the south dealing with that yesterday. when's going on? >> well, same thing as yesterday except it's spreading further to the north. pretty big system, guys. not real, real strong and no damaging winds unless you get a random severe thunderstorm. it's large from the canadian board tore the gulf of mexico. little stalled frontal boundary sitting around here for a couple of days, a wave along that. scooting up the appalachians and causing rain and some cases localized flooding. most part, a light to moderate in some cases heavy rainfall and a soaking rain that's for sure and the folks in the south, the mid south, the ohio river valley will take the rain under a pretty good drought. severe weather potentially as a watch box shrinks until 11:00 this morning. boston, new york, philly, half an hour delay in philly to hmm an hour and now the rain is
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relatively light. another storm system in the pacific northwest. here's what happened yesterday in western parts of seattle and tacoma and the coastline. winds over 50 miles per hour, inland over 60 miles per hour and that did some damage to some awnings and some trees and some power outages, as well. getting a bit of a rough taste of november weather as typically happens in november is when those folks in the pacific northwest will get their wind storms and this one most of the damage across northwestern corner of washington. winter storm warnings posted for the inner mountain west, montana, utah, colorado. for more base building powder. 52 degrees expected in denver. might get snow mixing into the mile high city tonight. 64 in dallas. wet in atlanta, 68 degrees. yes, wet an increasing rainfall today across new york city with a high of about 58 degrees. john and kiran, try to stay dry. >> not exactly a nice day but thanks anyways.
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still to come this morning, what you may not know about the air you breathe. dr. sanjay gupta helps us protect our lungs, especially if you live near a city.
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ten minutes to the top of the hour. may not surprise you that the air in and around cities is dirty but what may surprise you is how much damage it can do your lungs. >> cities trying to make changes and there's steps to protect yourself, as well. chief medical correspondent sanjay gupta in kobe, japan, with more. hey, sanjay. >> reporter: hey, kiran and john. you know, i tell you. it's amazing how fast pollution can affect your body, as well. people think of chronic diseases but some of the health problems we are talking about actually occur very quickly and right now about a billion people around the world are breathing in air that is simply too dirty to breathe. according to environmental organizations so a big question that's trying to be answered here is what can we do about it. here's what we found. what you are looking at is urbanization. or at least the consequences of it. big factories as your neighbors. here in kobe, it is a beautiful
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city but they suffer from pollution problems like so many cities do. 15 factories in the small area and add to that the exhaust of cars, trucks and buses and you get that smog that hangs over so many cities. the problem is, the air is just too dirty to breathe. and here's the most frightening part. you're likely to not even notice it. your body becomes accustomed to four days of breatheling it. in these tiny particles are smaller than a strand of hair and inhaled like a gas and constricts the muscles around the airways. all of it can impair the airway and cause increases in blood pressure, heart attack risk and the chance of heart disease. you may think health impacts of breathing in toxic air takes years to develop. that's not the case. on days when you have particularly bad pollution in cities they say emergency room visits spike over the next 24 hours. and it's not just adults at risk, either. there are study that is show babies are born pre-polluted
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with more than 230 chemicals in the system at the time of their birth. truth is, progress is starting to be made. in fact, there are places in china i visited where they're starting to move the coal-fired power plants outside the big urban areas to where fewer people around and in new york, laws of idling buses and trucks and things to do to try to make our lives better. for example, driving less. using public transportation such as this. that can really help. also, keeping in mind when pollution is at its worst. hot days are worse. also, during the midday. if you're exercising at this these times, you take in seven to ten times more ox and seven to ten times as much pollution, as well. here's something else to surprise you. indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air quality. sometimes 50% worse. so open a window or at least make sure you have good ventilation. urbanization is here to stay. no question about it but these are tips for individuals and for society to try and make the beautiful city that you live in
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safe and healthy one, as well. you know, one question always comes up and when watching a piece like that is what is the most polluted city on the planet? dubious honor goes to lifton, china. one day there is mike smoking flee packs of cigarettes. in u.s., los angeles and phoenix is among the most polluted and pittsburgh, for example, used to be one of the most polluted in the states and gotten better and say on average people expect to live ten months longer there as a result so some good news and progress there, john and kiran. >> when you look at the affects, sanjay, easy to see how pollution hurts the lungs but how does it hurt our hearts? >> reporter: yeah, it's interesting. when you take the particles in, several things are happening including this cascade that actually causes inflammation in the body and the blood to be thicker and stickier and that is really problematic for people
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who have any underlying heart disease or at risk of stroke. you can increase the likelihood of developing both things again as a result of breathing that. but a good point, it is nonintuitive and how it happens. >> wow. three packs of cigarettes being in a town in china a day. that's hopefully better cleaner there in kobe. thanks so much, sanjay. we'll take a quick break. ints for a gift card. tell points please? 250,000. calculating... ooh! answer: five fifty! 550 bucks?! 5 dollar, 50 cents. minus redeeming charge. leaving 50 cents. say what? happy time! what kind of program is this? want better rewards? switch to discover. america's number 1 cash rewards program. it pays to discover. princess of the powerpoint. your core competency...
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got just about two minutes to the top of the hour. in the newsroom this morning, donovan mcnabb, no washington lame duck. the quarterback that turns 34 next week signed a five-year, $78 million extension with the redskins and $48 million guaranteed. >> people questioning that move this morning. >> i can't conceive of that money. he was benched in detroit because the coach didn't think he had the stamina. bench you. $40 million. >> gets crazier. one of the most random "family feud" answers. this contestant just -- he was
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