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hello, everyone. i'm kyra phillips. let's get straight to the news. we begin with live pictures at rochester, new york, a spring snowstorm barrelling across the northeast bringing heavy winds, rain, and wet heavy snow, up to 16 inches expected in some areas. the storm stretches from west virginia up the coast to western new york. the april storm comes after a mild winter. march was also the warmest on record. and it could bring record snowfall for this time of year. coming up, we'll head to dubois,
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pennsylvania. the latest on the community and transportation. well, the weapons are new but the battle is as old as human kind. today, the subject of president obama's visit to the holocaust visit. he just signed an executive order signing sanctions against those who commit or facilitate. case in point, we need to be doing everything we can to prevent and respond to these kind of atrocities. because national sovereignty is never a license to slaughter your people. [ applause ] >> the president is also developing an as tros tea
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prevention plan. the downfall of john edwards begins today as the jury is being seated. edwards, as you problem know, is accused of breaking campaign finance laws in a scandal involving with his videographer. in chicago, trial is getting under way for the killer of william balfour, the estranged husband of jennifer hudson's sister. he went out a murderous rampage due to jealous see. hudson is expected to testify. and the man charged with trayvon martin's murder is out of bail. george zimmerman posted bail and was able to walk out after midnight a few days after a judge set his bond at $150,000. it's unclear where he's being
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taken. zimmerman's benefitted with a gps monitoring device so authorities can track his location. an attorney says it was tough to see zimmerman walk free again. investigators have ended their search of a new york basement this morning. they were looking for the remains of etan patz who disappeared more than three decades ago. authorities are going on new and old information. they discovered a possible blood stain on a concrete wall on a wall from a block where he lived. other evidence will be tested by the fbi. the man who met patz a day before he disappeared owns that home. a spokesman says the search was does spended for operational reasons. etan patz disappeared in 1979 on his way to a bus stop in manhattan. north korea threatening
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actions against south korean president. they burned the south's president. the state television warns that the unsays fied action would be carried out by the military and would only take three or four minutes. the north has described the south korean government as rats. the south has deployed a cruise missile capable of striking anywhere in north korea. on capitol hill, two lawmakers are suggesting that if the secret service had more female members, the prostitution scandal in come lom bee yeah may never have occurred. that's the opinion of susan collins and also congresswoman carol maloney weighing in. she discussed the idea of adding more women to the ranks with director mark sullivan. she says that he told her 11% of the agents are women. 12 agents have been implicated in the scandal and five are on administrative leave. a senate investigation continues this week. in tucson, arizona,
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fbi-trained dogs are searching the home where a 6-year-old girl isabel mercedes celis was last seen in her bed. police are tracking more than 100 leads in this case now. >> at this point we haven't focused on anyone. we're trying to determine where isabel is. we're trying to bring her home safely. we're following up on all of the leads that we've received. we've received over 100 leads and we're making sure our investigators check each and every one of those. >> police say they are investigating a broken screen in isabel's bedroom as a possible point of entry in that home. walmart is responding to explosive allegations that its top executives in mexico tried to hide a widespread practice of bribing officials. walmart says it's been conducting extensive investigation since 2011 into its compliance with federal law. this comes after the new york times published a report
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detailing allegations that executives at walmart hid quarters were more concerned about damage control than correcting the situation. the claims of alleged bribery date back to 2005 when a former exec e-mailed senior lawyers about how walmart had paid more than $24 million in bribes to secure construction -- permits, rather, throughout mexico. who knew world peace could hurt after making this dunk in overtime. los angeles lakers basketball met a world peace, former known as ron artest threw some elbows. he was ejected after decking oklahoma city james harden. world peace apologized saying he was just celebrating the dunk and that it wasn't intentional. harden was left with a concussion. >> i just watched the replay again. my celebration of that dunk
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really was too much. didn't really even see james. omg. looks bad. the nba is currently reviewing the situation and the playoffs start this weekend. the stakes are high in the criminal trial against john edwards. if convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison. which side? we'll will have more of an up hill legal battle? that's next. [ man ] when i went to get my first new car, my dad said to get a subaru because they last. ♪ he drives a legacy, but i'm nothing like him. i got the new impreza. maybe i should have picked a different color... [ male announcer ] the all-new subaru impreza. experience love that lasts. ♪
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as the former senator, former vp candidate and former candidate for president stands trial on six criminal charges. four counts of illegal contributions, one count of conspiracy and making false statements, the money, almost 1 million dlar million, went to hide and support his campaign mistress, rielle hunter. she says they were not campaign contributions at all but rather gifts. melan melanie sloan is here. she thinks that he's being treated unfairly. jeff, it's pretty hard to feel sorry for this guy? >> well, that's really the issue in this case, is that his personal story is so distasteful that his lawyers are worried that will overcome the legal
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issues in this case which are actually quite complicated and difficult and not at all a slam dunk for the government. and the facts here are not really in dispute. everyone agrees that almost $1 million was paid by the two supporters. but the question is, what was edwards' intent? what was in his head? does he think he's violating the campaign laws or simply trying to pay off his mistress which is maybe contemptible but certainly not illegal. >> which leads me to you, melanie. you think this case never should have been brought. why? >> no, it never should have been brought. this is a case literally without precedent. no one has been prosecuted on a remotely similar fact and that alone is a problem. john edwards would have had no notice that he was criminal. we're supposed to punish conduct, not character. because john edwards is so reprehensible, that's proven by the fact that it's the
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prosecution that insisted on a jury trial when edwards asked for a bench trial. >> let me ask you, politicians have been, you know, caught fudging campaign funds in the past many times over. if you were still a federal prosecutor, would you have brought this case? >> boy, that's a really hard call and i can't say that i have the mastery of the facts to make a difficult judgment like that. it is certainly true that this is a very unusual, if not unprecedented case. because this was not a traditional campaign contribution. the money that he received from these two supporters was not used for television commercials or flying him around the country. it was used to cover up his involvement in extramarital affair and his argument is, i was acting as a bad husband, as -- but not as a politician.
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and that is an argument that they might find a receptive audience. >> see, and that leads me to, do you think that anything will happen to him or should happen to him? >> well, if he's convicted, i expect he will get a prison term. i don't know if he will be convicted but this is really -- you know, this is serious stuff. these are felonies and he will go to prison if he's convicted. >> go ahead, melanie. >> well, he'll absolutely go to prison if he's convicted because he rejected a plea deal and reportedly that was part of the reason that he rejected the plea deal. in any event, i think this case is unlikely to stand on appeal if he is in fact convicted. there's literally no precedent for a prosecution. one thing to keep in mind is under the prosecution's theory of the case, even if john edwards supported his mistress himself, those expenses would have had to have been reported as campaign contributions because he would have been trying to hide the affair from the american people. so i think all members of
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congress have something to worry about here. this really under this case, anything would be a campaign expenditure and have to be reported. anybody with a mistress could have a problem here. >> we're talking private campaign money here as well. smelly, there's a lot of taxpayer dollars paying for this trial. >> there's an awful lot of taxpayer dollars paying for this trial. they will face another black eye. this comes on the heels of the stevens case, former senator ted stevens that ultimately the justice department had to dismiss and this is looking to be another one. millions of taxpayer dollars are going to support this at a time when the justice department has spending cuts and budget freezes and there are many, many other cases that should have been far more important than this one. >> melanie, jeffrey toobin, thanks so much. snow buries parts of the northeast. some areas getting up to 16 inches. we'll tell you how long it could possibly last, next.
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you are looking at live pictures now, the massive storm barrelling across the northeast. some areas wet, heavy snow covering the 2k3wr0u7bd and trees. it looks like winter across new york and pennsylvania, even down the coast of west virginia. wait a minute. it's supposed to be spring. and didn't the northeast just experience warm summer-like temperatures? it's a white spring, i guess you could say, brian. what the heck is going on? >> reporter: well, that's what we're asking. we came up here looking for sunshine, kyra, but not in the cards today. wet, heavy snow pounding this area for probably more than 12 hours now.
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part of the problem here is the foliage that you see behind me. it's very green. it's completely popped out. that means that the snow is going to be heavy on the trees, limbs are going to snap. they've already started doing this. our latest update from the power and electric provider is that more than 20,000 customers in this area of north central pennsylvania are without power, that they have crews spanning out all over the place to try to restore it. this will go on for a while. this could hit historic proportions. the previous record for this air is four inches. they believe now forecasters that they may get more than twice that amount. maybe up to ten inches before the system moves completely through here. we're on beeline highway, which is a corridor that goes through interstate 880 here in pennsylvania. that's a major route for truck. there is a truck coming towards me right now. trucks are coming through here constantly. officials are worried that the
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truck traffic may be disrupted a little bit. we're looking at major delays at some airports. one in particular, philadelphia getting into a delay because of wind conditions. also, lesser delays at new york, d.c., chicago, atlanta, detroit, from this system. some of the delays due to wind, some of them due to low clouds from the system. you can tell the storm is taking a toll all over this general region. >> and my guess is, you were set to cover politics and now you are political reporter/meteorologist for us today. you've also not gus on flight delays, right? a lot of people trying to get into that state. >> that's right. flight delays. there was a major one we talked about in philadelphia. that is a delay of more than an hour. due to wind conditions there, again, from this system. delays are up and down the east coast. mostly from wind and low clouds from this system. but the snow is also disrupting traffic in this area.
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truck routes, school closures. one of the many school systems that closed in this area, kyra, was the puxstanaie fhilz brian, thanks. soldiers on the frontlines dying not by terrorists but drugs. a skating army report on substance abuse and overdose in afghanistan, next. ♪ [ piano chords ] [ man announcing ] what we created here.
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well, in afghanistan, our troops are dying from iuds and
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bombs. another enemy is killing them. drugs. 90% of the worlds opium has gotten ahold of our men and women in uniform. the army reports in just one year, eight of our soldiers have died overdosing on heroin and morphine. and more than four dozen soldiers were investigated for using, possessing, or selling drugs. on top of those disturbing numbers, the army also reports that the use of heroin, among its soldiers, is on the rise. conservative legal group joins me now. tom, afghani dip is a term used by these soldiers. what happened to the discipline? >> oh, i think the army is very well disciplined. kw question is, is this problem associated with being deployed in the opiate capital of the
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world and those being deployed understand the access to drugs that they will have and the families understand that it's a risk factor as well and are people on the lookout for the problems that stem from drug abuse and addiction. if you think drug addiction is going to be solved by going into the military, it's not. if you're deployed to afghanistan, it's probably going to get worse. >> are you saying that this investigation found that these were soldiers that already had some sort of addiction to drugs and heroin was the next thing to try? or is this something to do with repeat deployments, being in a war zone, and looking -- being tempted by a quick fix to feel high? >> well, one can only speculate. but my guess is, it's a combination of all of those factors. and the military needs to be forthright about this. we have to understand that the source for some of these drugs
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is directly from the afghan national police and the afghan army. so the guys that we're working with over there are supposed allies, dealing drugs to our deployed forces there. and talking about undermining the relationship and this had is something that we need to be on the alert for, drug use in the military has had devastating consequences in the '70s and we just want to be able to nail this in the crib so it doesn't get out of control and one of the first steps is by asking for it through the freedom information act. we would not have known about these deaths but for the requests earlier this year asking about what is going on there in afghanistan with respect to opiates. >> we did reach out and did not get a comment. there's a couple of lingering questions that i have with regard to could these guys be charged? what can you tell me about that?
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and also you have rehab that is going to have to take place. the v.a. is overwhelmed with so many issues. >> in terms of charging the investigation documents, it's just that, how the cases have been resolved, they did not give us information about. the rehab is an open question. that's a good question for the military. certainly if there's criminal charges associated with misusing the prescription medication or heroin, which is easily available in afghanistan, folks are going to be hesitant to turn themselves in. this is a dangerous situation. someone is not going to show that some of these young guys were smoking at the operating base. so these are dangerous situations that they are in and you want them to be 100% ready and obviously if they are on drugs, they are not 100% ready. >> it's disturbing and heart wrenching. >> it is. >> it puts a black eye on all of the men and women doing a good
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job over there. tom, thank you so much. appreciate your time. >> thank you, carol. >> you bet. kurt cobain left his fans wanting a lot more. now music by cobain surfaces, and that's not all. at bank of america, we're lending and investing in communities across the country. from helping to revitalize a neighborhood in brooklyn... financing industries that are creating jobs in boston... providing funding for the expansion of a local business serving a diverse seattle community... and lending to ensure a north texas hospital continues to deliver quality care. because the more we can do in local neighborhoods and communities, the more we can help make opportunity possible.
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well, they set out to conquer the world and more or less did. now the so-called baby boomers are facing a new world, a world after kids, after career, after making their dreams come true. and this week the cnn "newsroom" is telling their stories in a series that we call age against the machine. now, on thursday, i'm going to take you backstage with some raging aging rockers, a band you know as stix and i learned you're never too old to windmill. but most of us should probably leave it to the pros.
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see, that's what it's supposed to look like. >> tommy shaw makes it look so easy. age against the machine airs all this week right here in the cnn "newsroom." well, now to a rocker who died way too young. the front man of nirvana, kurt cobain still making headlines 18 years after his suicide, his unfulfilled potential and all of that inspiration cobain, the muse behind this new book. letters to kurt. the author is eric erlandson and he drives me live from l.a.
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you're a songwriter, a musician, it makes sense that you would express yourself through something like this titled "letters to kurt." let me ask you 18 years later, what are you writing to your friend kurt cobain? >> i'm writing my frustration at the time and everything that had been going on in my life. i started writing the letters in 2010 and i was going through, you know, some financial issues and some contractual issues that were broken and i felt that he would be the only person that would understand where i was coming from. so i began writing those postponed letters to him just reflecting on my past. you know, it's like you have this -- you carry with you all these people that have affected your life and your experienceses and people that are now gone and
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eventually the burden becomes unbearable and you have to express yourself and i guess that's how art happens. >> it's fascinating, just thinking about the concept here. i can't even imagine the personal journey. i'm curious, as you were writing these letters and thinking about him and thinking about his demons, your demons rg everything that both of you struggled with, did you get inspiration? did you hear him? did you feel him? did anything happen within the decade you were working on this book? >> well, i had been trying to write like a standard rock memoir for those ten years and it wasn't working so i discovered this book by jim harrison, a great writer who wrote "legends of the fall" and a great poet and i was inspired by his book who -- which was his
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postponed letters to a russian poet who committed suicide in the 1920s. i started writing my own letters to kurt as a muse and, sure number, like the strong voice came through me and, yes, i began feeling his presence because i was reflecting so much on the past and where i had been and my life in a hole and being around him as a creative genius. >> what about courtney love, eric? have you had a chance to talk to her about this book or receive feedback from her? >> she -- i received some feedback. i haven't really spoken to her about it. but, you know, the book is not really about my relationship with her and doesn't really concern -- i'm more concerned with the bigger issue of -- you
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know, which is suicide, putting suicide the topic of suicide back on the table and starting -- trying to end the stigma around it and really get people to reflect on it. you know, somebody sent me an e-mail, fans sent me an e-mail like a few weeks ago, they had just finished reading my book and then they just got word that their best friend had committed suicide, this 19-year-old girl and, i mean, that's really what the book is -- those are the people that the book is for. it's not really concerned with courtney. but i think she's supportive of all my artistic endeavors as i'm supportive of hers. >> well, let me ask you about this -- i don't know if it's just music, recording for fun or if these were actual songs. but you know the buzz out there now about these unreleased songs that kurt cobain had been
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working on before he died. do you know anything about that? were you there? were you part of those jam sessions? >> yes. i mean, i think i was misquoted and words were taken out of context, but he was not recording a solo album per se. he was not going in the studio and recording. i mean, he was working out ideas on, you know, like a hand held cassette recorder. this is still the way i work out ideas and that's how he was working out his ideas in his bedroom. he'd have like a cassette, recording him. >> any gems, eric? any gems in there? >> yeah, and i think there's moments where he did a cover of an old moment from his childhood and it's really sweet and heartbreaking and -- >> what's the cover? >> i've heard a lot of -- >> can you tell me? >> no. it's a secret. but -- >> we want to know. >> but it -- it's just -- i
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think mop tops. and he's like -- it wasn't actually recording a solo album. i never said that. it's just he was working out ideas and i was lucky to be around him right before he went missing and i actually recorded something with him working on one of his songs that was called do, ray, me as it appeared on the nirvana box set. it showed that he was going in a different direction and i loved that direction. but the real point that i was trying to make with that comment was that when someone commits suicide, they are not only cutting their life short but they are cutting, you know, their music and their gifts and talents, they are cutting them out of the big book. we're all writing together with all of our creative endeavors. and so then the world suffers
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for it. and that's really the point i was trying to make of the -- how tragic suicide is and how we should be talking about that more and rather than this obsession with fame and i was speculating, you know, where he would have gone and speculation is kind of empty. it's not really what's really important is that he is gone and this week is the 20-year anniversary of the l.a. riots and gist memories come back to me about that all the time. the world is just, you know, we're missing -- we're still missing him greatly, you know, and you can tell by the state of music right now. >> i think a lot of fans would love to hear those cassettes. before i let you go, eric, is it
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possible that those cassettes will be released? will fans be able to hear them? i hope that some day somebody puts them together. unfortunately, i think i'm one of the few people on the planet that has heard them. >> wow. >> and i think that -- i don't own them and i don't control them but there is -- there are little gems that i think people would appreciate if they could hear them. >> thanks for sharing a big part of your heart with me this morning, eric. i appreciate it. >> thank you. thanks for having me. straight ahead, knock on the door that changed her life forever. kimberly's husband was killed on a mission and she tells us her unforgettable story, next.
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sna well, he was a member of the elite s.e.a.l. team 6. he left behind a wife and two young children and a family broken. barbara stars got to speak to his wife. >> a nato helicopter has been shot down by the taliban last august. among the 17 navy s.e.a.l.s who perished, aaron vaugh. soon after, half a world away, kimberly vaughn got the dreaded knock at the door. >> he wouldn't want to leave this earth any other way than how he did. >> >> reporter: but eight months after the presidential salute and headlines fade, i wanted to
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know how how she's doing. >> this isn't a day a month a week even a year. this is the rest of our lives. >> reporter: aaron was part of the top secret s.e.a.l. unit that killed sew psalm ma bin laden. he wasn't on that raid but much of the time she didn't know where he was. >> you do know at any given moment your husband could walk out the door and not come home. i don't mean in the sense of being killed. i mean what you think is an average day at work all of a sudden you realize he's not coming home from dinner. >> reporter: they recalls realizing what it meant to be married to one of these men. >> all of a sudden he came to the bedroom door and he said, hey, i'm going, i've got to go back to work. i was like, okay, he nodded and i said, okay. i'm still talking on the phone and then he walks out and then i'm thinking, oh, why didn't he come home? i'm looking at the clock. he meant, he's going. >> reporter: kimberly wants people to know that for the families of the fallen, many
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days are still very tough. >> i loved being a navy s.e.a.l.s wife. i loved being aaron's wife. so it is hard to give up and walk away. >> she moved her wedding ring to her right hand trying to stop the question, where is your husband? >> when i go to the mall or grocery store or something like that and i see people making a big deal about something that now seems so trivial, but, again, it's not for me to force down their neck. i don't want to have to shake someone and say, hey, do you realize that my husband died for you? i'm just grateful that he was willing to do it for people who don't even know or care. >> reporter: barbara starr, cnn, washington. >> unfortunately, the vaughn family is not alone. far too many of our military families have been devastated by the loss of a loved one. combat, suicide, roadside bombs. tu date, we have lost more than 6,000 men and women in uniform
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car repairs. who the heck can you trust? we have all been there. especially women like me and alison kosik. however, alison is here to ease your next stressful trip to the mechanic. >> kyra, you know me. as so many women who don't know their car in and out, you feel like you're getting ripped so, your car in the mechanic to get it fixed, about you many drivers are saying it's their mechanic that needs fixing. there's a new survey from "consumer reports" that finds that 27% of car owners are unhappy with their repair shops. the most common complaint was
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high prices, especially at dealerships. 28% campaigned that mechanics didn't fix their cars properly. 18% say they actually had to bring their cars back because their repairs znd hodidn't hold up. drivers complain the repairs o took too long and cost more than the original estimate. "consumer reports" says try to describe the problem in as much detail as possible because it helps to talk to the mechanics, and especially talking to the mechanic who is actually going to be working on your car. explain the symptoms and be sure to note when they happen and if the problem happens when you're moving ask for a test drive with the mechanic. "consumer reports" warns you should stay away from trying to make your own diagnosis because if the solution you suggest doesn't fix the problem, guess what? you may be stuck with the bill. kyra? >> what about when we look at that bill and the mechanic says you need this fixed, this fixed, and this fixed, and you know that you don't believe him or her. what do you do?
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>> okay. so "consumer reports" found that in the last five years one-quarter of drivers actually switched repair shops. that's always an option for you. 30% of the women who switched said they felt staff took advantage of them because they're women. if you're not satisfied with your mechanic's diagnosis, "consumer reports" recommends that you actually ask to see the pieces in the car that could be the problem. those worn out parts, they can be easy for anyone to spot. and don't let your mechanic trick you by saying that their insurance rules prohibit customers from entering the work area. be sure to get an estimate for any repair job and have your mechanic contact you to improve budget increases. some helpful. hints for us not to skilled mechanics ourselves, kyra? >> i'll tell you what, sometimes it's easier just to pay a little more and go to where you bought the car. >> i'm with you. i hear you. >> yes. but i'm all about negotiating a good deal. alison kosik, thanks so much. we have more news from the cnn
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spokesperson for the nypd, right now briefing all reporters. here is what i can tell you. no obvious human remains were found during that search of a workshop basement. etan patz remains a missing persons case. the family was notified about 3:30 yesterday afternoon, moments after agents and investigators wound up their search. has to be heartbreaking for them. they didn't want to comment until they knew for sure exactly what the status was. they didn't want to get their hopes up again because there have been so many leads that have just turned out to go nowhere. etan patz still a missing child. law enforcement source tells us that there was no skeleton, no bones, no clothing. again, no obvious human remains found in that workshop basement. the reason, kyra, it was so interesting, such a promising lead, is because a concrete floor was poured just days after the child went missing. it was never dug up at the time,
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but after an investigator from the fbi renewed the case, they thought that this was a lead that hadn't been tapped. that's why they decided to dig it up. there was a cinder block, they thought there was blood on it. it was tested in the field. it was field tested. the nypd did not find any trace of human blood. the fbi, which tests a wider range of blood, they didn't find any blood, nothing conclusive, but this is a field test. they're still going to take that to quantico to the fbi lab there to do some further investigation, further analysis. but right now a bit disappointing. they really thought they would have something this time. think about it, kyra. i'm looking at the patz home right in this direction, just half a block away is the workshop that was under investigation. so what this family has gone through just really just heart rendering, kyra. >> i can't even imagine.
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deb, thanks so much. another story that we've been following all morning, that snowstorm that's hit in the northeast. chad myers, okay, what happened to spring? please explain. >> it left the south. i can guarantee you that this morning. temperatures in the 40s and even 30s across the carolinas and georgia. but it was snowing up north into new york, pennsylvania, west virginia. some spots over a foot of snow. laurel summit there, that is in summit county, pennsylvania, if you're in like somerset area, that's where they picked up about 6 inches of snow. but it's been very windy. the airports are slow. some airports don't appear to be slow, but some cancellations are coming through where every plane is on time if it's flying. the ones that are canceled aren't on time because naer not going anywhere. so kind of get ready for that if you're traveling across the northeast. it's a big trough of low pressure in the east. almost, almost call it a nor'easter, but because we're so much now into warmer air or into
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spring, call it a coastal low. it ran up the coast and it dumped all of that snow back out to the north and to the west of that area and there you go. we're still piling up snow because in many spots it is still snowing. i know i have ground stop some delays in san francisco, but the bigger stories really will be in the northeast. i expect d.c. with some wind, philadelphia already, newark at about an hour or so. all these airports will get into it later on today as we get all of this volume trying to get in and out of the big northeast cities. that's what happens in the afternoon. we start to get bigger delays. from buffalo all the way back here. a couple areas around cattaraugus county in the five inch range. through the spine of the allegation to the east of pittsburgh. notice pittsburgh proper is out of the warnings and out of the advisories for now. here is a live shot from cleveland. this is the wind. we talked about that a little bit ago. the wind just taking lake erie
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and slamming it up against the break walls. this is not that far from the airport. this is what's happening now across all -- we want to call it a gale warning. we want to say don't go on the water today literally anywhere on the great lakes. pretty amazing shot there though. those winds had to be 40 or 60 miles per hour and the waves at least ten feet there barrelling through cleveland, ohio. and then the snow all the way down even through some of the higher elevations of west virginia where the ski resorts are and into garrett county, maryland, as well. >> chad, thanks so much. thanks for watching. you can continue the conversation with me on twitter @kyracnn or on facebook. cnn "newsroom" continues now with our suzanne malveaux. live from new york where it's 12:00 noon, 9:00 a.m. on
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the west coast. i'm suzanne malveaux. the man who killed trayvon martin is out of jail back in hiding. george zimmerman walked out of the correctional facility in sanford, florida, around midnight. he was released on a $150,000 bond. zimmerman is going to have to wear a gps monitor and check in with authorities every three days until his murder trial. just a short time ago president obama marked holocaust remembrance day with a visit to the holocaust memorial museum, that's in washington. the president pledged to do whatever he can do to prevent genocide and he talked about his administration's strategy to respond to mass atrocities. >> so i created the first ever white house position dedicated to this task. it's why i created new atroci atrocities prevention board to bring together senior officials from across our government to focus on this critical mission. this is not an afterthought. this is not a side light in our foreign policy.
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the board will convene for the first time today at the white house, amd i'm pleased one of its first acts will be to meet with some of your organizations. in new york detectives looking for clues about what happened to 6-year-old etan patz have ended the search of a basement. a source briefered on the investigation told us no human remains were found. an fbi team will check the site to make sure that investigators didn't miss anything. patz disappeared 33 years ago while on his way to the bus stop. his picture was the first to be posted on the side of a milk carton. after more than a decade of war, the u.s. and afghanistan are reaching an agreement spelling out details about american involvement going forward. well, the big headline here, the u.s. will still be helping both financially and militarily for ten years after troops formally withdraw in 2014. in a couple minutes we'll talk
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with william cohen and ask him what is next for the troops as well as the families. almost 900 doll fibs are de dead on the koebs of peru. a virus is the loil cauikely ca more research needs to be done. dozens of dolphins washed up in the united states and brazil earlier this year. french president nicolas sarkozy has been forced into a run off after sunday's elections. that's right. socialist candidate francois hollande came in first beating sarkozy by a little more than one percentage point. they will go head to head in a may run off. far right party attracted more votes than ever before in france, but it's not enough to get their candidate on the final ballot. it's going to make the trees heavier. the trees are going to start to collapse and bring down power lines. it's already started to happen. >> wow. okay. that's not old video from january. that's actually today in pennsylvania. this is after the warmest march
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ever recorded, as much as 16 inches of heavy, wet snow expected to fall in parts of the northeast. don't expect it to last long. temperatures likely to rise into the 40s and 50s this week. covering john edwards' campaign back in 2008 revealed one bombshell after another about this man. now, he was once the presidential candidate with a very bright future. then had an adulterous affair that led to a secret child all while his wife was battling cancer. ultimately he fell from political prominence to now publ public scorn. that's the story playing out today. his trial in greensboro, north carolina, he's facing six physical ni and misdemeanor accounts. accused of using illegal campaign contributions to cover up this affair. joe johns tells us how it unfolded. >> reporter: this political soap opera started at a bar in new york city where edwards met self-proclaimed filmmaker rielle hunter in early 2006. she was quickly hired by edwards
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to film webi sodes. the video showed just how close edwards and hunter had become. >> so glad you like it. >> i like it. >> reporter: immediately those close to edwards suspected an affair. behind the scenes the government argues that edwards was orchestrating a massive cover-up. loyal and wealthy donors paid for his pregnant mistress to relocate and personal aide andrew young would claim paternity. in the fall of 2007 a tabloid published a story on the affair. immediately the campaign went into defense mode. >> when you were running for president you flat out denied having a relationship with rielle hunter. did you give me a truthful answer? were you telling the truth then? >> yes. >> reporter: after being chased by reporters, eventually he admitted personal failure. >> there's no question that i
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have done wrong. and i take full responsibility for having done wrong. and i will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that i have caused to others. >> reporter: once a prominent politician preaching two americas, edwards himself was living two lives. he had fathered a child with his mistress, while his wife was dying of cancer. in 2011 the government indicted edwards on six counts, including conspiracy, issuing false statements, and violating campaign finance laws. >> you're conditioned to say the same things. we're conditioned to be political. and it's hard to shed all that. >> reporter: edwards has spent the last year preparing for his trial, shuffling his legal team and undergoing surgery for a heart condition. former top aides are expected to testify at his trial. rielle hunter has immunity.
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>> i did not break the law, and i never, ever thought i was breaking the law. >> reporter: experts say the government has a tough, unprecedented case to prove in the arena of campaign finance, but no matter what the outcome, it is the ultimate fall from grace for edwards, who was once adored as a son of the south. joe johns, cnn. >> want to bring in our legal contributor sunny hostin. let's talk about the counts against edwards. we know that in covering him it really was kind of the fall of somebody who had a lot of potential, a lot of power here. what specifically is he charged with? >> he has -- and i have the indictment here, suzanne. he has specifically been charged with five counts of illegal -- making illegal -- rather receiving illegal campaign contributions in addition to making false statements. and so six counts altogether. they're felony counts, and so each count he can poses hexpose
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years in prison, cumulatively 30 years in prison, but a $250,000 fine. let me say this after looking at the indictment that was filed in june of last year, this is unprecedented because, yes, there is -- of course, it's against the law to receive illegal campaign contributions, but it hasn't ever been done in this way. this is usually something that you see in a civil case. you don't usually see this in a criminal case, and i think it may be very difficult for the government to show that this money that he received was, indeed, to protect and save his campaign rather than to protect and save his marriage to elizabeth edwards, who we knew at the time was suffering from cancer. >> edwards says that at no point does he think he was actually breaking the law. sun sunny, does that matter? >> you know, i think certainly the defense will say that it
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does matter. the issue of intent. but, again, it's going to be difficult for the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt because, again, this is a criminal case, beyond a reasonable doubt that he took this money not as a personal gift to protect his marriage but rather he took it to protect his campaign. so somehow it was he knowingly took it as a campaign contribution because we know under federal law the cap is $2,300. he is alleged to have received $900,000 from bunny melon who was 101 years old and fred barron, and i think, suzanne, people are struggling with this because there's no question to be sure he behaved badly. you know, he cheated on his wife who was dying of cancer. he fathered a child with his mistress who was a staffer. i mean, all around he behaved badly. the question really is did he behave criminally, illegally.
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i think that's going to be a difficult case to prove. >> real quickly here, a key witness for the prosecution is edwards' former aide, andrew young. he is the one who initially claimed to be the father of rielle hunter's child. why is he so important in this case? >> well, he certainly is person number "a." he's listed on the first day of the indictment, but because -- his importance is because he really can, i think, give a lot of insight into what was going on at the time. as you mentioned, he himself was asked by edwards to claim paternity of edwards' child with rielle hunter. so he can give some insight into what was going on inside of the campaign and what was going on inside of john edwards' mind. and so i suspect he's going to be the first witness that will be called by the prosecution in this case. >> all right. sunny hostin, thank you, sunny. >> thanks. here is a rundown of some of the stories we're covering. first, what a new diplomatic deal in afghanistan would mean for u.s. troops and their families after the pull out.
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and a loud booms wake up millions of californians up. and twice as many women as men are starting their own businesses these days. hard to keep these startups going. our money team has got some good advice.
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after more than a decade of war, the u.s. and afghanistan are reaching an agreement spelling out details about american involvement going forward. here is the big headline. the u.s. is still going to be helping both financially and militarily for ten years after troops formally withdraw in 2014. the agreement not a done deal yet. it has to go through several levels of review, including president obama's approval. but the president wants an agreement signed before the nato
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summit on the 21st. i want to bring in former secretary of defense william cohen. he represents defense contractors and others. good to see you, bill. first of all, we see that neither side is really releasing specifics about this agreement, but it does say that there is a pledge at least in principle here that there will be financial and military support for ten years after 2014 withdrawal. how important is that to the afghans? >> well, i think it's important to send the signal that the united states, unlike russia, is not simply going to depart and leave them to fend for themselves against the taliban and others. and so the signal being sent is we're there for a longer period of time. i think that will be conditioned, frankly, upon others joining with us. the united states is not going to make a long ten-year term commitment without support from our allies. so i think that's why the president wanted to make sure this could be signed before may 10th, so that nato allies could
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also be a part of this and also indicate their support. but it does represent that we're going to be shrinking our forces. we're going to reduce them substantially so that we're not pursuing a counterinsurgency strategy anymore but one of counterterrorism. a much smaller footprint. it will keep us in the area but much smaller numbers and also able to go across border as we've been doing in terms of dealing with the taliban on the other side in pakistan. >> bill, is there a potential danger here that if we have our troops, even if they act as advisers, that they could get sucked into combat once again. if you have got the taliban once again resurging? >> that's always a possibility. that's why it's going to be important that we also have the support of our traditional allies. those allies have been cutting back their own defense expenditures. the real test is are you going to make a comparable commitment to making sure afghanistan doesn't become the haven for
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terrorists who will once again launch terrorist attacks against either european cities or against the united states. so we'll have to get a commitment from our allies. we're not going to be the only ones committed to counters terrorism throughout the world and specifically in that part of the world. >> how significant is it you have the diplomatic agreement in light of the tension between the united states and the afghan government and the afghan people, the recent incidents where you have some u.s. troops who were urinating on corpses, burning korans, and you had this sergeant who went after afghan civilians. does this say something significant about our relationship with afghanistan moving forward? >> i think it says something significant about the fact that we've had our troops who have been committed, some as many as four or five tours, in an environment which is totally unique in terms of the kind of combat they have to wage. it's taking a toll on our men and women in uniform, and we're seeing the kind of excesses and
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breakdowns that can occur. it's also a question of command control. it's very difficult when you have small numbers that are deployed in the most mountainous regions to have really solid oversight control, but there seems to be something of a breakdown in the command and control structure in afghanistan, and that's wearing upon our troops. and so i think what we have to do is make sure that we don't overextend ourselves, don't put this kind of stress upon our men and women in uniform, try to reduce the number of deployments that they have to endure, and to make sure we take care of them and their families. so i think that's really the nature of what's happened, and obviously in afghanistan you have people who are concerned. we are a foreign force in their country, and so that's another element involved. i think what's happened is the president has come up with a solution, namely to really do downsize the size of our commitment. we're going to go from $120 billion a year down to numbers that are talked about, $2.8 billion, maybe $3 billion or $4
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billion. quite a substantial reduction in terms of the commitment by the united states. >> bill, good to see you, as always. thank you. woke up many californians who were sleeping. they were so scared they called 911. chad myers is going to explain what caused this huge sonic boom. that'll be $973.42. ya know, your rates and fees aren't exactly competitive. who do you think i am, quicken loans? [ spokesman ] when you refinance your mortgage with quicken loans, you'll find that our rates and fees are extremely competitive. because the last thing you want is to spend too much on your mortgage. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ but not how we get there. because in this business, there are no straight lines. only the twists and turns of an unpredictable industry. so the eighty-thousand employees at delta... must anticipate the unexpected.
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get keeping a close eye on the markets. here down 140 points at least. we're going to have more details on that. we want to talk a little bit about the weather. it was the warmest march ever recorded in the united states, so the last thing you'd probably think about for april is this. take a look at these pictures. giant snowstorm blasting parts of the northeast. well, our severe weather expert chad myers joining us.
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hey, chad. how is this happening? why is this happening? i don't get it. >> this would be a major snowstorm in january or february, but right now because it's already into april, it's warm enough that it really is more of a rain and wind event. now, there is snow out there. you get to the summits, cattaraugus, even parts of erie and wyomingi county picking up some snow. this is laurel summit at 13 inches of snow. what you have to understand now, there are leaves on some of the trees, and the trees with that weight of the snow, the branches are bending, some breaking, and some power lines are down. a little bit ago i looked, about 10,000 people right now without power because of that heavy, wet snow that's been coming down. something else that's going on, it's a very windy day as well. i want to take you to wjw, our affiliate out of cleveland, ohio. they have a shot, this is not
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that far from lakefront airport. watch as a wave just comes in and hits this break water. where the wave is generated right there, there's a walkway. you would be able to walk there on a normal day. today you wouldn't want to be anywhere near those what's at at least 10 to 15 feet in some spots. winds are 40 in some spots and around youngstown 50 miles per hour. here are the snow totals 15 inches to 8 inches of snow. a little bit of airport delays but not that bad. only an hour newark and philly. i expected it to be higher than that. what i think is happening is some of these airplanes are getting canceled rather than being delayed so they don't show up as delays if you cancel the flight, doesn't show up as anything. but you're still getting backed up in some of the airports. there is where the snow is from buffalo down the alleghenys and down into garrett county, maryland, and west virginia. >> do you think my flight is
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going to be delayed coming from new york back to atlanta? do we know? >> i'm going to go with yes. >> okay. tell us a little bit about this. this is incredible, this meteor shower out west creates this sonic boom that shook people's houses. >> lust like a jet fighter that's going foo fast, faster than the speed of sound. we had some of these lyrid meteors coming out of the sky going faster than the speed of sound. they were so large they created sonic booms just like an airplane would, and people were just -- 8:30 in the morning they were rocked out of their house. they just sat down for a little bit of breakfast and they were calling the police. the sonic booms were so large and so loud out there in california over the weekend. >> wow. glad everybody is safe. an exciting weekend, exciting weather period. sex, lies, money, and a battle for the most powerful office in the nation. we are talking about day one of the john edwards' trial. but first more than 8 million businesses in the u.s. are owned by women.
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our christine romans spoke to the founder of take our daughters to work day about how women entrepreneurs can kick start their businesses in a tough economy, tough times. it's this week's "smart is the new rich." >> women are starting businesses at a rate of two to one. >> absolutely. >> but growing those businesses is the hard part. you've got a down economy and it's also getting them from employing yourself to employing other people. how do women get over the hump? >> i think they have to really set some goals for themselves because you can get started and be happy because you're making a living and you're not living by someone else's schedule, but if you really want to make some money, you've got to go beyond yourself. you've got to start looking at bringing other people into the business and making sure you have something to sell that people want to buy. it can't be a nice to have, it has to be a va to have it. >> don't think status quo, think grow. if you have the demand, think grow. how do you do that? >> how do you do that? first of all, you have to see yourself as a ceo. you cannot do everything
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yourself. women do this at home, and we do it because we have to. in our business we have got to get beyond that. we have to have people that work with us and help us, people who are good at stuff that we're not. so we make a team of people that are -- >> outsource. >> yes, outsource, hire. >> revenue for women-owned businesses is -- >> it is almost 80% of women-owned businesses are $50,000 a year in gross revenue. >> that's making your own job. that means you're making a job for yourself. >> exactly. how do you go from it being your job to being a going enterprise? and it is mentally thinking about yourself as a ceo and thinking about yourself as running an entity, not doing -- not being a photographer, not being a baker. it is a different mindset and an understanding that you really can take control. americans believe they should be in charge of their own future.
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here is a rundown of some of the stories we're working on. mitt romney takes senator marco rubio on the road with him. then george zimmerman may bond out of a florida jail. he's got an ankle bracelet and lots of advice to lay low. and in 20 minutes -- >> i think it's less intimidating than going out there and trying to meet someone at a, you know, bar. >> find out how millions of baby boomers are choosing to meet their mates. marco rubio is in the spotlight today. he campaigns with the presumptive republican mom ni, mitt romney, in pennsylvania. sure to set off another round of the vp guessing game.
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i want to bring in democratic strategist esuarto rodriguez and tara wall. senator roub yo has said he has no interest in running with the president. here is what he told candy crowley about jeb bush. >> it's nice of jeb. i hope he will say yes if future president romney asks him. >> but let's take a look at this. this is rubio just last week. >> three, four five, six, seven years ago in i do a good job as vice president -- i'm sorry. >> you guys all got that, right? >> as a senator. >> tara, so what should he do? is he kind of playing with us a little bit here, is he toying with us, or does he want jeb bush to go for this? >> look, i think the good news is, i mean, the field is wide open. there are plenty of good candidates republicans have to
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pick from as far as it goes with vp. i don't think folks should read too much into this. marco rubio i think you can expect will be on the trail with mitt romney for many, many states to come, and so it's part of the process, part of them taking their message out there, this message of economics and wanting to remind voters of what the true issues are and that is economics and remind voters about the broken promises and what they say is some of the failed policies of this administration. i think that rubio smartly is deferring this question because, look, it's way too early in the process to answer anything like that, and, you know, look, the field is wide open and there are plenty of candidates out there that i think mitt romney is going to have to pick from. >> how dangerous, how threatening would this be if you have rubio jump in as the vp? >> i don't think it's dangerous. well, let me rephrase that. i think it's dangerous for rubio and it's dangerous for romney
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probably because, you know, the campaign has admitted at least quietly as admitted they have a huge problem with the latino voters. the polling that came out about a week ago showed that adding rubio doesn't do anything outside of florida for his campaign. it doesn't move the hispanic voter, which is going to be a huge -- an important critical voter to make sure is being driven out there and is excited out there. rubio doesn't do it. his legislative background, where he stands on a variety of issues, the fact that he didn't support sonia sotomayor, he doesn't support the ambassador of el salvador. he didn't support the dream act, the bipartisan dream act that's ten years old and is looking at a new dream act that doesn't have the dream. i don't think it hurts -- i think it hurts them more than helps them. >> tara, i want to talk a little bit about the trial of john edwards here that got under way in north carolina. covered him during 2008 campaign, and this is obviously
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he's being accused of illegal campaign contributions to cover up the affair and the child that he had with his mistress, all this while his wife was battling cancer. this is a tough case for the prosecutors, but the details are pretty salacious here. what do you think this says about the mix of money and politics, especially looking at now 2012? >> yeah, absolute power corrupts absolutely. we know that saying. no one takes any pleasure to seeing anyone come down like this and fall from grace, if you will. i think it raises issues about campaign cash and things like that. i think that at the end of the day though the bottom line is the violation of the american trust, and i'm no legal expert. i think you had your legal expert weigh in on where this might fall at the end of the day, whether it is going to be prosecuted in a criminal way, but i think at the end of the day the question boils down to the public trust, and that violation fof the public trust and the taxpayers who he is held
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accountable to. i think most americans believe that the our legal system will vet out those who do wrong and do wrong by the people. >> do you believe all that money does lead to corruption? >> well, you know, i think that what we're going to see here is more fuel to the fire of the public sentiment and anger towards the way money has continuously played a huge part in influencing politics, and this case is just one that is a reminder of what's happening today. these super pacs are out of control. ximents fr commitments from the conservative side, the $300 million to be put into the presidential elections and on the democratic side as well, the effort to try to ramp up the super pac fund-raising. you know, we're going to continue to see the public frustration with how money is being -- a overshadowing the will of the people. >> but i think at the end of the day, too, you have to look -- no matter what processes you put in
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place and how many reforms we go through, at the end of the day it's the integrity of the individual to do right and to do right by the public. i think that's what's at stake here and that's what we have to look at no matter what those reforms look like in terms of pacs and super pacs and all of that. we can ask the question and have that discussion, but at the end of the day it boils down to the public trust. >> whether a democrat or republican. >> that's right. >> good to see you. walmart dealing with allegations of bribery and cover-up. we're going to head over to the new york stock exchange to see how the company is holding up in today's trading. [ pilot ] flying teaches me to prepare for turbulence.
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retailing giant walmart caught in a huge multimillion dollar foreign bribery skand ideal. they're accused of buying its way into mexico, blowing past the competition, years of payoffs. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. alison, what is this all about and how is walmart responding? >> so this all came about after
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the weekend. "the new york times" ran this story over the weekend, so now walmart is coming out and saying it's not going to tolerate this kind of illegal activity. in fact, walmart is saying it's doing its own investigation. it met with officials from the justice department, from the s.e.c., because here is what "the new york times" story says. it's alleging that there was widespread bribery and a cover-up in 2005 at walmart with the story going on to say that walmart paid $24 million in bribes over the years to get construction permits in mexico, meaning zoning approvals, getting sort of the building permits moved through the red tape much faster to get these walmarts to be built in mexico. now, here is the cherry on top with this story. walmart of mexico, suzanne, told walmart headquarters in arkansas about this alleged bribery, but "the new york times" says the walmart headquarters concealed it from officials in the u.s. and mexican authorities as well. they just wanted it to basically go away. well, now you have walmart trying to repair its image,
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coming out with a statement in part saying many of the alleged activities in "the new york times" article are more than six years old. that if these allegations are true, it's not a reflection of who we are or what we stand for. suzanne? >> how is walmart shares doing? >> shares are getting hit pretty hard. leading the declines. shares down about 5%. walmart of mexico shares are down 12%. that's on the mexican exchange. the problem here, suzanne, is investors really aren't sure how far this thing is going to go. there are a whole host of concerns, everything from legal ramifications to fines, executives could be fired. another issue here is that mexico is seen as a huge growth area for walmart. sales were up 25% in 2005. that's the year of the alleged bribery. it now has 2,000 stores in mexico. the problem now is the question, will walmart continue to be able to expand without the alleged bribery that allegedly took place. suzanne? >> wow. and alison, i understand wall
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street not having a good day today. therare other companies not going so well? >> a lot of red on the screen. the dow is down 135 points. the nasdaq also lower right now. this is after a weak manufacturing report out of china showing that china's economy continues to slow. also there's a lot of political uncertainty in france. there's a race for president going on there. french president nichololas sary is going up against a socialist candidate and the way wall street sees it, it's concerned because it sees sarkozy as a guy who kind of helped the eurozone, kind of kept the eurozone together during the debt crisis. of course, the debt crisis is going on even though we don't talk about it every day. the concern is that a new leader could have big implications for the economic stability of the eu. you're seeing that kind of nervousness play out on the board today. suzanne? >> all right. alison, thank you. george zimmerman walks out of jail wearing a life jacket holding a brown paper sack. so where is he allowed to go? we'll look at his restrictions and we'll show you how this
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would be midweek but we learn now he was able to do it over the weekend. this is tough for them. think about the crusade they've had to finally have mr. zimmerman arrested, and now he walks free again among all of us. it's tough for them to see their son's killer walk free again, but they do understand that the court was bound by the florida constitution, which does give a person a right to bail. >> so here is a look at the terms of zimmerman's release. his family had to post a $150,000 bond. he's not allowed to have alcohol, drugs, or guns. he's got to serve a 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew. he's been fitted with a gps monitor, and he has to check in with authorities every three days until the trial. hln law enforcement analyst mike brooks who is joining us from atlanta, mike, i would imagine the number one priority for zimmerman's lawyer is to keep his client safe. how do they do that? >> it's going to be tough. it's really going to be hard.
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and i think that's one of the reasons you heard mr. o'mara at that hearing, suzanne, ask about out of state. now, do they work something out with the seminole county sheriff's office to say, hey, we will let you go out of state? i would say most likely they did. that's why they have on this gp s ankle monitor. so because we know that he was out of state before, he turned himself in to the fdle, the florida department of law enforcement, because they knew exactly where he was. it's going to be up to the bail bondsman and his attorneys to keep him safe. if you recall, suzanne, during casey anthony, we saw the man who bailed her out, mr. padilla, he and his people were the one that is would take casey anthony to and from the attorney's office, to and from her appearances. maybe his bail bondsman will play a role in that, too. >> let's talk about this gps device he's wearing. how does it worki? >> it's an ankle monitor, and
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they can track him anywhere in the country. and, suzanne, it's realtime. so it's not if he goes outside a certain area, goes a certain outside his house, an alarm goes off. someone can monitor where he is at all times. that's up to the seminole counsel si sheriff's office. a lot of times they have an outside vendor do it for them but they will make sure they know where he is at all times and to make sure that he doesn't violate any of the conditions. >> and i imagine that he's probably keeping a low profile here until the trial. i mean, what do his attorneys, what do the folks need to do around him to make sure that he is safe, that he is not attacked? >> well, we have heard the judge say they're going to keep his location in any of the court records, they're going to keep that very secure. i think he's going to have a few people around him where he is wherever he's going to be, suzanne. he might not even have his family members around. when you have someone like
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this -- he's the most hated man in america like casey anthony was the most hated woman in america back then, there's some people out there you never know that will try to track him down and find out where he is for whatever reason. they're going to make sure that that doesn't happen. but it's going to be a tough task, but i think that they can do it and nobody will know where he is. he might not even go outside. if he does, maybe some disguise. but it's going to be tough. >> is there any way somebody could actually figure out where he is based on the monitoring of that ankle bracelet, like somehow break into that system, somebody who wants to do him harm? >> we have heard a lot of different groups breaking into the fbi database. could they? yes, but i'm sure they have safeguards in place to make sure that that doesn't happen. because his safety is of the utmost importance to the bail bondsman, to seminole county. >> all right. mike brooks, thanks. good to see you. >> yeah. many baby boomers finding love the second time around
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online. >> the more people i meet, the greater my odds are that i'll meet a guy that wants to have like a loving warm, committed, serious, monogamous relationship. >> dating sites for those 50 and up are growing faster than ever. up next the first in our week-long baby boomer special "age against the machine."
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they are the children of post war boom, baby boomers born from 1946 through the early '60s have had a huge impact on society. our series "age against the
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machine" looks at this amazing generation. we'll start out with marriage, kids, divorce, love, second time around? casey i would nwinen talks to co are finding love online. >> she's on a blind date with todd who she only met on the phone. >> i feel like i know you. >> reporter: like many unmarried baby boomers, foreman considers copy more important in her 50s. >> i can't believe i'm 55. i still have that energy. i still have, you know, that spark, but i do have a lot of candles on my cake. >> reporter: introductions through friends and relatives haven't worked. >> they kept trying to set me up with friends of theirs, and each one was just worse than the next. i was a vegetarian, and one of the guys they set me up with took me to a moroccan restaurant and ate raw meat.
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>>. >> reporter: so foreman and a growing number of singles over 50 are going online to find potential matches. stacy is a 61-year-old real estate agent. >> i couldn't imagine spending the rest of my life alone. >> reporter: after her marriage ended, her daughter-in-law made a suggestion. >> she said, oh, you have got to get on one of those online dating sites. i said i don't think so. >> reporter: what was your concern about being on an online dating site? >> i have heard horrid stories. >> reporter: stalkers, scam artists and worse. because they collect background information on customers, they say it's a much safer way to meet people. >> her daughter-in-law persuaded her to meet our time. >> the more people i neat, the greater my odds are that i'll meet a guy that wants to have like a loving, warm, committed, serious, monogamous relationship. >> there's been a perfect storm of a growing number of baby boomers who are single with a growing number of baby boomers who are using the internet and
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discovering that it's a way to be connected. >> reporter: a 2010 eharmony survey found the internet is the most popular way for people over 50 to meet and marry. >> i always thought the idea that the older generation is afraid of technology is overb n overblown. >> angie and robert met online in 2008. >> i have been married for so long i had kind of forgotten the process. >> it was scary. >> both liked the idea of viewing and reading about potential dates before agreeing to meet. >> i think it's less intimidating than going out there and trying to meet someone at a bar. >> reporter: dating after 50 is different. >> we each have assets now and when i was in my 20s i owned a stereo and a used car. >> reporter: but the results can be the same. they are planning a hawaiian wedding this summer. casey wians, cnn, los angeles.
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>> good for them. from taking care of parents to the risks of anti-aging medicine, go to and tune in all this week for "age against the machine" special. it's a vp guessing game. who is mitt romney going to pick? one name floating out there, marco rubio. coincidence or not, romney and rubio at a campaign event this hour. we'll bring it to you live up next. when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. so, as we go into this next phase, you know, a big part of it for us is that there isn't anything on the schedule.
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next hour should see mitt romney campaigning alongside florida senator marco rubio. they're appearing together at a campaign stop in pennsylvania. this joint appearance is sure to add some speculation about a possible vice presidential pick. we'll have more in a live report right up ahead. but first, let's face it, working moms, they have two jobs. navigating between the two, a tough balancing act. what about moms that are on their own? george howell finds out how they do it. >> ten minutes. it's going to have to be the fastest shower of your life. >> put your shoes on. your belt is right there somewhere. >> reporter: these are the everyday morning rituals for tammy finley and jeanne johnson. our goal was simply to get a snapshot of a day in the life of single working mothers from
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different socioeconomic background. for both women the day starts early with similar routines. >> i'm an instructional support teacher. i have one son and it is very difficult to, you know, maneuver all the activities that he is involved in, the long commutes to get him to school every day. >> i divorced in the last year and have found that raising two kids without immediate family close by has been very interesting transition. >> reporter: so this seems like a very well-oiled machine, very quiet. are you guys usually this quiet every morning? >> i would say not. you don't get the drama because you're here. i work for a design and construction company, and i do business developments. i spend a lot of time traveling, but that creates another wrinkle in the schedule and the fact
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that i have to get people to stay with the children when i'm traveling. >> reporter: it seems like there's so many minute details to your day. >> yes. i always do the routine of caleb, did you wash your face, brush your tv. he's always like yes, ma'am, yes, ma'am. >> reporter: the morning starts with the mad dash to get out the door and get the kids to school on time. then there's the commute to work where both women put in long hours. it's when the kids get out of school that both jeanne and tammy have to find their own solutions to make it work >> reporter: my daughter's teacher from a couple years ago thank, had retired and was looking for an opportunity to make a little money and she lives close by and she is so wonderful with the children. >> there's no way i could do it without my family and friends because it's absolutely not a choice when it comes to my son. he must have. >> reporter: at the end of the y


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