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i'm suzanne malveaux. want to get you up to speed. new this hour, a federal judge has blocked an order by florida's governor to drug test most state employees. governor rick scott says he is going to appeal the decision. the judge ruled tessing 85,000 state workers would violate their fourth amendment right to unreasonable searches. the ruling did not address whether new hires can be tested. two current and two former tsa employees are in big trouble today for an alleged drug scheme. they're accused of taking money to allow drug couriers to pass through a los angeles international airport. they received as much as $2,400 for looking the other way as suitcases of cocaine and other drugs passed through the x-ray machines. thousands of postal workers around the country breathing a sigh of relief after the senate passed a plan to save the u.s. postal service as well as their jobs. the measure could keep 100 mail processing plants from being shut down or consolidated. also prevents the postal service
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from cutting saturday service at least for two years. the house is expected to vote on its own plan as well. shocking details of alleged sex abuse being revealed at the trial of two catholic priests. reverend james brennan is accused of attempting to rape a 14-year-old child and his boss, monseigneur william lynn agency aled helped cover it up. lynn is accused of shuffling predator priests from parish to parish. both have pleaded not guilty. an indiana woman is taking the catholic church to court claiming she was fired as a catholic school teacher for having in vitro fertilization treatment. church officials deny that emily was a victim of discrimination. they say the church has a right as a religious employer to make decisions that are consistent with the catholic faith. the church opposes in vitro treatment because the embryos are often destroyed. the teacher appeared on cnn this morning. >> one day i got an e-mail saying that i needed to meet
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with the monseigneur at st. vincent, and he told me that basically my job was at risk out of the blue, and i said, well, you know, my principal has been knowing about this for two years. i didn't think i was doing anything wrong, and i had never had any complaints about, you know, me as a teacher. so i was shocked. and a tense morning on the witness stand for a former aide and close friend of john edwards. andrew young, he's the prosecutor's star witness in the edwards' fraud trial. the former presidential candidate, as you may know, is accused of illegally using nearly $1 million in campaign cash to hide a sexual affair. diane dimond, a special correspondent for "newsweek" and the daily beast has been watching the drama unfold. so, diane, tell us, first of all, who was in the courtroom today. give us a sense, paint a pict e picture, if you will, of edwards and his entourage. >> reporter: well, it's pretty jam packed today, i must say. it's a rainy day here and even
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so, it seems like there's even more media here today. and the public has started to come sort of in droves. as for who is here for john edwards, his elderly parents are here. they sit in the front row. they probably are about 80 years old, but they rarely miss a day, not even from jury selection day. the oldest daughter, kate, is here. she is an attorney, as you know. again, abbey lowell is doing the cross-examination of this key witness, andrew young. and his wife, molly, and their daughter, she must be, i don't know, 9, 10 years old, they, too are sit are in the front row right behind john edwards. he's got his impeccable suit on and his perfect gq look and seems very engaged at the defense table. >> who did we actually see on the stand today? i understand it was andrew young. what was the questioning that went to him today? >> reporter: well, you know, i have to say, and i don't mean
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any disrespect in this, but abbey lowell has a reputation of being a bulldog go-getter, and the cross-examination of andrew young started yesterday, kind of slowly in my estimation. i wrote a piece on the daily beast about it. the opening statement was let's follow the money. well, we still haven't followed the money with abbey lowell yet. today he spent probably an hour and 20 minutes trying to establish two things. the date that andrew young actually found out rielle hunter was pregnant and the sequence of events that andrew young claims went into the scheme with he and the senator of how to raise money to take care of rielle hunter. and the questioning goes on and on and around and around. andrew young, his most frequently stated comment is, "i can't rrl recall.
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"that causes abby lowell to get a statement, an old phone record to put up on the screen to refresh his memory. it's taking a long time. the judge is actually quite frustrated with it. >> it's going slowly today. are we expecting to see some of the other players involved in this kind of scandal saga? do we expect to see rielle hunter any time soon or some other members? >> reporter: i'm pretty sure we'll see rielle hunter but not until the defense starts their case. that's my guess. i think today from the line of questioning that abby lowell spent a lot of time on with andrew young was about his interaction with senator edwards' very best friend, an attorney named kirby. he asked over and over and over again about how andrew young had approached kirby for money, had been turned down, went back to him again. and it made me think, suzanne, that kirby is going to come in as a very, very important witness for the defense and say
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that andrew young is a liar about all of what he's testified to. i just want to say really quickly, i watched the jury in these long cases, and i got a list of what the jury occupations are, so i'm watching them now knowing what they do for a living. there's a vice president. there's a financial consultant. there's a human resources woman. and almost to a person during this abby lowell testimony -- back and forth cross-examine, they're in their seats rocking. they're rocking, they're rocking, they're looking around. i mean, i think the judge wishes that these chairs couldn't rock because it's a little distracting for everybody. >> so they were getting a little frustrated themselves i think, a little tired themselves. do we have a sense at all about the demeanor of, you know, edwards' parents, the elderly
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cupping we saw going inouple we courtroom as well as his daughter kate. >> reporter: let me finish up on the jury. it's sort of like when you turn on the television at home and you start to watch and your attention drifts away and then it comes back again. that's the impression i got with them watching the action here. to the parents, you know, i have lost my parents, and i see them come in every day and they remind me of my parents. they're very tiny little people. they move very slowly. they're both gray-headed. kate is, of course, there, their granddaughter is there, very solicitous to them, but i wonder what they think as they sit here day after day after day on these very hard benches in this courtroom about the rise and fall of their son. you know, this is a man who thought he could be president of the united states, not once, but twice. and who now sits in a federal courtroom and the possibility of jail time in front of him. so, of course, i think the media is being very respectful. we're not going up, we're not
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allowed to go up in the courtroom and say, hey, what do you think, give me a comment. and i honestly don't think i could do that anyway. i feel badly for them. >> and tell me a little bit about his daughter, kate, because you said that she is a lawyer as well. what do you think when she sits there? does she take notes or does she seem emotional? is she attentive to her father? >> reporter: she does not take notes, and that sort of surprised me because she is an attorney, and everybody it seems in the courtroom, including the jurors, have notebooks. she's very attentive. she's very solicitous to her grandparents and to her father. he often turns back and confers with her. i don't know what about, of course, but they're very connected in the courtroom. she doesn't seem angry or bitter at what her father did to her mother or that her mother passed away under these trying circumstances. she seems very attentive to her father, and every day she comes
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in a car with her -- i have discovered they do go back to their chapel hill home every night. she arrives with him every day and is by his side the entire time. >> diane dimond, thank you so much for pulling back the curtain and giving us a glimpse into what's taking place there. obviously a very important case and really an illustration of a tremendous fall from grace for john edwards. thank you, diane. a u.s. marine who bashed president obama online, he's been kicked out of the military. former sergeant gary stein filled his facebook page with criticisms of the commander in chief calling president obama a liar, questioning his birth certificate, and saying he would not follow orders issued by a man he calls the domestic enemy. wow. chris lawrence, who is at the pentagon, chris, so explain to us the reasoning here that the military essentially kicking him out of the service. >> reporter: well, basically,
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suzanne, basically what they found was that he did not uphold the standards of the united states marine corps. some of that relates to him posting pictures of president obama over unflattering movie posters, but some of it gets to really rougher issues such as his declaration originally that he would not follow the orders of the commander in chief. now, he softened that to say unlawful orders, but it was still treading on very thin ground. and sergeant stein had a problem with the fact that he was a leader and a sponsor of the armed forces tea party group on facebook. now, troops can be a member of pretty much any group they want, republican, democrat, but they can't actively lead or sponsor a partisan group, and there's no doubt that that was a partisan group. >> can you define this for us? it's called an other than honorable discharge? >> that's right. it's a discharge -- it's not
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criminal or punitive like say someone who goes through a full court-martial, but what it does is say your behavior was not consistent with the standards that are expected in this case of a united states marine. it means he's busted down in pay from a sergeant to an e-3. he can't take his uniforms with him. his veterans benefits would still have to be decided by the veterans administration. that would be a call for the va. >> chris, is he actually talking about this? is he actually responding to being discharged? >> reporter: yeah, he actually put out a statement. we can take a look at it now. this is what he said after he heard about the discharge. he said, i have spent the last nine years honorably serving the great nation and the corps. even though i will be discharged, no one can take the title of marine away from me. suzanne? >> chris lawrence, thank you, chris. here is a run down of some of the stories we're covering over the next hour. first, pushing for better standards to prevent the spread
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of mad cow disease. and a rocket attack in syria killing dozens of people. we're going to take a look at why the u.n. cease-fire is not working. then, singer jennifer hudson leaves the courtroom as autopsy photos are shown of her murdered family. while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. and celebrex is not a narcotic. when it comes to relieving your arthritis pain, you and your doctor need to balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen, and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. they all may increase the chance of heart attack or stroke,
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now, the syrian government is telling a different story. they say terrorists accidentally set off a bomb they were building. the arab league met in an emergency session in cairo. the issue, what to do about syria. a cease-fire was supposed to begin april 12th, never really took hold. now it's fallen apart. arwa damon has the story. >> reporter: liar, liar, i swear to god, he's a liar. so goes the chorus of a song belted out by captain ishmael and his skragley band of rebel fighters. the liar, syrian president bashar al assad. among the opposition no illusions here the government has any intention of adhering to a cease-fire or any sort of peace plan. it's like all the other lies before, captain ishmael says. and an excuse for the government to regroup and hunt down the
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wanted. less than a five-minute drive from the rebels' safe house, syrian government tank positions. the fighters say the government's onslaught has subsided. at least here the helicopters that once targeted them are, for now, idle. but they say the regime's offensive has not stopped. u.n. envoy kofi annan also doubts it has telling the security council tuesday that he was, quote, alarmed by reports that government troops entered hama after observers departed firing automatic weapons and killing a significant number of people. among the opposition the u.n. mission is seen as a cruel stunt by the international community, unable or unwilling to really stop the violence. the whole world has deserted us, captain ishmael says. all the world leaders have
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deserted us, but we, the fighters, we will not desert the syrian people. but his men don't have the guns to match their bravado, and they say they received no help from outside. captain ishmael says he sold his car to buy ammunition believing its onit's only a matter of tim before they have to fight again. some 15 kilometers away, crude headstones for dozens buried in a mass grave. victims of a massacre. it wasn't until the so-called cease-fire went into effect that residents were able to lay them to rest. the graves of some simply marked "unknown." here homes were leveled, families torn apart, and without foreign help, activists warn they will have no choice but to turn to other forces to save
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themselves. >> if the situation continue, we will have the islamic fighter, we will have the al qaeda fight ers between us and we don't want them but the western government, the western governments and the american government oblige us to this result. >> reporter: with no end in sight to the bloodshed, the assad regime's claim they're fighting islamist terrorists might just end up being a self-fulfilling prophecy. arwa damon, cnn, beirut. some say not enough is being done to protect americans from mad cow disease.
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new concerns about mad cow disease in this country. after officials confirmed an
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infection in california. now, the government says the cow never entered the food chain. there is no public health rick, but this case is raising some new questions about how consumers are being protected. here is cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: in the wake of the discovery of the fourth case of mad cow disease in the u.s., the agriculture secretary reassures americans their food supply is safe. how does he know for sure? >> we know because of taking out of the feed and out of the food supply those parts of the animal that could potentially cause the mad cow disease in humans. >> reporter: tim vilsack means they make sure the nervous system material of the cows, the brains and spinal columns, don't get into the food system. those can transfer the agents in a cow's body which carries the disease. they also no longer use feed from dead ground up cows to feed other cows. but the government does allow dead cows to be ground up and
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fed to chickens. chickens eat it and excrete it. experts say that chicken excrement has nutritional value. sometimes it's ground up and fed to other animals like cows. i asked the food and water watch group about that. should the u.s. government ban cow feed from being given to chickens? >> we think so. if we didn't allow the cattle parts from being in any animal feed, it would lower the risk of accidents happening. >> reporter: but you don't need to worry about getting mad cow from eating chicken. experts say even if a chicken eats feed from a sick cow, the agent that transfers mad cow disease doesn't infect chickens, doesn't con tom nataminate the . we asked dr. richard raymond who oversaw safety in the meat industry, why take chances? there is still a slim chance infected proteins could make their way through the chicken population back to cows or
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ruminants as they're referred to in the industry. >> i do not believe a pan on poultry litter is necessary at this time. there's not any scientific evidence that our herd is at risk from eating poultry litter, and the fact that the ruminant feed ban has been so effective, i think that shows we have this situation well under control. >> reporter: so far the safeguards have been effective. from a peak of over 37,000 cases of mad cow disease worldwide in 1992, only 29 cases were reported last year. >> brian todd joins us live from washington. so, brian, first of all, how many cows does the government actually test every year for mad cow disease? >> the u.s. government, the usda says it tests 40,000 cows each year for some form of the disease focusing on the groups where the cows are in the most danger of getting the disease. that's 40,000 samples out of 36
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million head of cattle that are slaughtered in the u.s. each year. that's not many test that is are taken. the usda says the government inspectors actually visually inspect every head of cattle for outward signs but they don't take the actual tissue samples on that many. they take the tissue samples on 40,000 head of cattle. watch dog groups are saying they need to test more than 40,000. >> it seems like a small percentage. tell us how age plays a role in all this. >> i was told by the usda and some experts here that the cows that are 30 months old or younger, there's almost no instance of mad cow in them that's ever been reported. those younger cows are the ones that are actually used for slaughter where we get most of our beef from. the 30 months old or younger cows. but cows that are 30 months old or older are the ones that tend to get mad cow disease. now, interestingly enough, those are used for some processed
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meats like ground beef, hotdogs, sausages, but we're also told when it comes to that stage for those older cows to be used for that kind of meat, all the meat is tested. the cows themselves are very thoroughly tested at that point. but those older cows, 30 months old and older, are the ones that generally get mad cow disease. >> i understand you're working on another story as well for "the situation room" later today. can you give us a quick preview? >> we're talking about the secret service scandal. we're getting reports of other incidents. i know you have been dealing with this all day, other incidents in the past from el salvador and elsewhere, and we're looking at whether this is something that may start to open up a pandora's box not only for the secret service but for other u.s. security services as well. taking a look at how widespread some of these incidents could be. >> all right. brian todd, one of the hardest working folks in television. thanks, brian. good to see you. >> thanks. they're spamming out their supporters, slamming their rivals on twitter and hunting
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here is a rundown on some of the stories we're working on. how facebook and twitter are changing the game for the presidential election. then a man gets a kidney, it doesn't work, actually tra transplant it into somebody else. and later live to chicago for the trial of a man murdering accused of killing jennifer hudson's family. today all the candidates relying on social media to get the messages out. in fact, you might call it the 2012 datalection. >> that was my word. it is that. >> great to have you here. >> good to be here. >> 2008 all of us journalists covering it, we got the e-mails. they would send us these
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messages. they're still sending messages now to this day. dear suzanne. >> if you signed up for any of the mobile anpps, you're going o continue to be hit up for cash and be given information about the campaign. >> it's not unusual now. >> the cat is out of the bag. in 2008 we saw president obama at the time use social media. now in 2012 four years later, everyone is on social media. they know this is a big deal. a lot of money is being spent. for example, we have right now i'm pulling up i'm a mom for mitt on facebook. there's a facebook group that was created for moms. now, this came out of when the democratic strategist talked about the fact that she is stay at home or has never worked a day in her life i believe is the quote. out of nowhere 80,000 people get together and they're joined i'm a mom for mitt. >> wow. >> that's powerful. >> they're automatically communicating. are they communicating with the campaign. the campaign obviously must be paying attention to this.
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>> they were responsible for creating this. they're like this is a grassroots effort, let's get into this. there's so many discussions. people are putting up pictures of how they are involved in the campaign. where they are, where they're going. so it is a big, big bonus for them. and when you start looking at facebook accounts like you look at mitt romney's at over 1.5 million. when you look at barack obama, president obama is at like 26 million or so. but you would expect that from your president. >> they got a lot of catching up to do there. >> yesterday you saw an image of george clooney. today you're seeing a backstage with barack. it's always using social media to try it get you excited about the things the candidates are up to. >> tell us about the phones here, the apps. i understand there are apps that are keeping people posted as well. >> more so -- not even posted, enabling volunteerism and activism. for example, i'm going to pull up on the ipad here, barack obama's 2012 app. as you can see, i can look at events that are happening in different parts of the country right off the bad.
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if i lived in wake forest area, coy touch that and they're having a phone bank. let me rsvp to be part of that phone bank. instantly from my phone i'm in. it's very, very powerful. these organizations, these campaigns, are using companies like optimizely. they are responsible for data mining for starbucks, crate and barrel, abc and cbs. they are using enterprise grade data mining efforts to really understand their voters and how they can swing influences. >> tell us about twitter, too. obviously ann romney, her first tweet was when she hit back and talked about being a mom and working very hard as a mom. >> that's right. and so the funny thing about that is it came out in april 11th, i believe, was her first tweet. not a lot of posts on her twitter account at the particular moment, but i want to pull up in fairness, i want to
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bring up what mitt romney is doing in the mobile space. i have not been able to find, i reached out to the campaign and asked them, i have not been able to find a mobile app. their website is mobile accessible. those are two distinctly different things meaning on your mobile device you can still get to mitt romney information like you see here, but it's not an app. with an app you can do so many more things. so there's still an advantage if you were just looking at the campaigns just from a technology standpoint, there's still an advantage from president obama and his situation. >> romney has got to catch up a little bit. they have a little more work to do here. but the models are all here. they know what they need to do. >> they absolutely know what they need to do. >> there are no secrets. >> and they're doing it. the romney campaign was smart to move fast on the moms for mitt's facebook page. but they've also been quick to see what's going on in the internet discussion or on traditional tv and then quickly say, you know what? we could change the narrative by
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publishing a video on youtube. >> let's have a conversation about that. >> yeah. and you know what's interesting is the rnc now -- we just learned a few days ago the rnc now has -- google has gone on to be their streaming partner for the whole rnc. there's going to be a lot of youtubing, live streaming, and g-chatting a bunch of stuff. >> you have to get with this, mario. i love your enthusiasm. >> it's an exciting time. i want to make sure people are being open to all the discourse that's happening. one really interesting sentiment is that we might become like drones to the technology and not really discover and really want to penetrate beyond what we're seeing in the twitter feeds and the facebook posts. everybody, take that for what it's worth but then dig deeper so it gets to the heart of what you're looking for. >> mario, thank you. always pushing ahead. you have an old school rubik's cube on the t-shirt. >>ened it nand it's melting bec guys are using me left and right. a man undergoes a kidney
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transplant, doesn't work, so it's taken out of him, given to somebody else and it works. more on this double kidney transplant straight ahead. you think you take off all your make-up before bed.
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remission is possible. it's the first medical case of its kind in the united states. a transplanted kidney that was failing, removed from a patient who was still alive and given to somebody else. the kidney originally went to ray who you see in the blue shirt. his sister donated the kidney to her brother. but days later his body rejected it. so doctors decided to take it out and give it to irwin gomez. >> my strength is back. my appetite is good. >> to find out that this was going to be something bigger than, you know, just a failed transplant. it's going to help someone else. it's going to help people. >> i owe literally my life and my function to them. >> want to bring in our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen to explain this very bizarre story here.
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but how did this happen? >> it's bizarre but it's so simple. it makes you think why didn't they think of this before. sometimes a kidney, even when it's a match, just doesn't work in someone. so kara fearing gives her kidney to her brother and because of the disease that he has, he started to form scar tissue around it. there was nothing wrong with his sister's kidney. it was that he couldn't handle it. so doctors said to him, look, this is your kidney. ordinarily we would just take it out and get rid of it but it's your kidney. how do you feel about giving it to someone else. he said, of course, if it can help someone else, it can't help me. the whole story is it on cnn.com/empoweredpatient. >> explain this to us. if everybody did this, how many kidneys could we harvest this way? >> stephanie -- you see kara fearing. the original donor is the woman there, kara fearing. she gave it to her brother. gave it to dr. gomez who is a
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cardiovascular surgeon who can go back to work and enjoy his grandchildren. we asked the doctor that. how many could this help? he thought 400 or 500 people. there are many 400 or 500 case where is they're just throwing the kidney away when maybe it could go to somebody else. that's a lot of people. 19,000 people and counting are waiting for a kidney. it's not going to take care of the problem in this country, but maybe there are some people who would be helped. >> what about ray, who needed a kidney, does he still need a kidn kidney. >> he does. and he's still on dialysis, kind of back where he started. that's really unfortunate. but as you could tell he obviously is happy someone made use of his sister's kidney. >> it's an amazing story. appreciate it. we've been talking today about blood diamonds and whether the diamond on your finger was used to finance a brutal war in the west african country of sierra leone. well, today the former president of neighboring liberia was found guilty of war crimes linked to
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blood diamonds. our own brenda bush is a member of my production team. she is from liberia, and she had to flee after the coup in 1980. well, i spoke with her earlier about the verdict against former president charles taylor. >> the rebels were known to have asked people, women, children, all, you want short sleeve or long sleeve? meaning we cut off your arm here for long sleeve, up here for short sleeve. and people had to say. children, babies, women, men, all of these people were, you know, so many sierra leonians were subjected to this sort of atrocity. >> i can see the emotion in your eyes just as you explain it and you describe it. and your daughter is back in liberia now. how has it changed? >> you know, my daughter blogged this today that -- she said all hail liberia heal. that was her blog. she talked about when the war ended, my father immediately sent all of us back to liberia.
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he wanted us to know this country. one year after the war ended, we were back there in liberia. i think there's so much hope now that i saw through my daughter's eyes. but, suzanne, i want to say one thing about this -- the hero of this who i feel nobody really -- doesn't get recognition is george w. bush. he was the one that ordered charles taylor out of liberia. nobody really talks about the fact that george w. bush and america played such a big role in bringing praeace to liberia. i don't say that because i'm a bush. we're not related. we have the same name but he's not a distant cousin, but i think george w. bush is probably sitting somewhere in texas today smiling because, look, this day couldn't have happened had he not said, look, i have got some u.s. troops ready to move you out if you don't get out of the country. so, you know, and now, of course, you know, i have been back. my daughter is there -- >> it is amazing to see.
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when you went back and you were back a couple weeks ago, what did you see? what can we take away from where you were and what you actually experienced as a part of that country, being there? >> i think what i saw this time is that liberians are ready to move ahead. they're ready to -- they're embracing life again. they expect good things. they're putting the war behind and liberians are looking forward to the future and very optimistic. so many liberians are optimistic, and many liberian americans are -- the young people like my daughter moving back. i met so many young people her age who have moved back to liberia. they see hope. they see a future there, and they're there ready to help rebuild this country. this is another step in that direction. >> and, brenda, tell me a little bit about the children because when you came back and you put together just a beautiful, very telling, very moving piece about what you actually saw there, the
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faces of the children and how that compared to when you had to flee the country. >> yeah. in liberia and in sierra leone, there were child soldiers. children were forced to fight in the wars. they were taught to kill. they were made to kill. they witnessed family members being killed. we had child soldiers in that war. it was the most horrible part about our history, i think, is the fact that our children were forced to commit horrific acts, real atrocities. and in liberia i turned a corner and saw children dancing, and that day i realized myself, my husband, we realized that liberia had turned a corner. i turned a corner. i realized my country had turned a corner, and this was a very moving moment for me because i saw liberian children had their childhoods back. and i don't think i'll ever forget that. >> thank you very much, brenda bush. what an amazing member of our
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are you one of those folks who applauds with the plane lands? you can't hear it but you can probably imagine people are clapping on this plane once they pride their hands off the arm rests. unbelievable. northern spain, cross winds forcing the pilot to do fancy flying. want to bring in chad myers to talk about this. that plane, chad, was almost like you see it, seed ways coming in. >> this guy says we're not going to try that. >> what happened? >> he aborted it and came around again. he said i am not even close. >> it looks like a risky landing. was it? >> there is science involved, but there is a little bit of art involved, too, great pilots can do this without thinking about
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it. they can do it in their sleep. other pilots may be just getting in this plane, just flying it for the first couple times, a little more difficult. the plane came in in a crab, on the way side wise. you take the rudder and turn it into the wind and the plane flies and the wind is this way here and all of a sudden the plane flying this way and appears to go straight down the runway even though it is pointed in the wrong direction. at the last minute you have to straighten it out. if you don't, if you're coming in like this, it will be off the side, over in the dirt. you have a side slip, bring the plane back straight, bank the plane to the right although you don't see the banking because the opposite rudder is applied and if there was no wind at all the plane would be flying which way, just like this, right off the screen. because there is a wind affecting it this way, then all of a sudden the plane appears to fly straight for a while and the lines of the wheels and the lines of the airline of the runway going the same direction. >> chad, is that normal, does this happen more often?
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>> all the time. >> planes kind of landing like that? >> you will see. left side and you can see the runway as the plane is coming in, the pilot is doing this maneuv maneuver. i will take you over here to the airport where this happened. there wasn't a lot of options for the pilot here, and this is what we talk, don't get into america this much when we ged side winds like this or cross winds. wind coming in like this, the pilot had to slide, crab it this way and land and go straight. let me show you why we don't get into this situation as many in america. i will take you to la guardia. we have other options. if it were like this we wouldn't land on this runway. we would land it on this runway, a different direction, not a cross runway, cross wind one ray direction, and it would be a lot easier. that's why we do it this way. >> thank you. really interesting. jennifer hudson is back in court today taping the trial of a man accused of killing three of her family members. we have a live report up next.
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land on this runway. a man accused of killing three extremely emotional and painful week for singer jennifer hudson. she is attending the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother, and young nephew. at times the graphic testimony and evidence have september her out of the courtroom. ted rawlins is following the trial in chicago. ted, bring us up to speed here. what happened this morning? >> reporter: suzanne, a lot of tears this morning again in court this morning. first up was a witness by the
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name of jarvis williams, a teenager at the time of the murders, and he was the first person to come on scene after julia hudson, jennifer's sister, called 911. julia had gone into the house and saw her mother on the floor and ran out of the house screaming. jarvis came up and julia asked him to go inside. while he was recounting to the jury about how he went inside and saw the hudson's sister's mother lying dead on the floor and coming out to tell julia she was dead, julia hudson break down in court and jennifer as well broke down. they're sitting next to each other near the front in the courtroom, and then the next witness came on and he is a childhood friend of the hudson family. his name is james peyton, nickname is bear for good reason, a very large man, and he started sobbing uncontrollably, and jennifer hudson then along with julia and many of the hudson contingent, about 30 people in the courtroom broke down. it was very, very emotional to
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see this man struggling so difficultly recounting what he remembers about these murders. it has been an emotional week for the hudsons and for the jury whoen do you reside not only today's emotion and the autopsy photos yesterday and crime scene photos the day before. >> it sounds absolutely tragic, ted. do we expect that the accused killer, balfour, is going to be taking the stand? >> i would doubt it. that's always an option for the defense, but it is a last option. in this case the defense, you might think there is a lot of physical evidence in the case. it is a triple murder. there isn't. there is very little if any tieing balfour to the murders, so they're attacking that fact. the fact that there is no physical evidence and the fact that jason hudson, jennifer's brother was a drug dealer, and saying that that's the reason that he died, not our client. i would doubt very highly he would take the stand. >> and sounds like it has been such an emotional experience for
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the whole family. when they leave the courtroom, the courthouse, where do they go? do they seem like they're able to collect themselves and pull it together? >> they aren't being afforded the opportunity to come and go in an area which is outside of the public view, and in fact there has not been one photograph taken of the family arriving or leaving the courthouse. they come in through a special entrance and exit so we haven't been able to see their reaction. we're sitting there with them in court, and as i said, it is a pretty emotional scene inside the courtroom. >> all right. ted, thank you so much. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. thank you so much. top of the hour as always get you caught on everything making news, rapid fire. let's go. first up here the secret service bracing for yet another secret service scandal that involving strippers and prostitutes in el salvador.
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an unidentified u.s. contractor is talking to kiro telling them that he was with about a dozen secret service agents at a strip club in elle salvador. the agents, he says, were there in march of 2011 as an advance team right before the president arrived. media mogul rupert murdoch in the hot seat in britain, day two of testimony before an inquiry into media ethics. at the center, phone hacking, one of murdock's london based newspapers, he did apologize for the scandal today and i want you to listen as he denies a coverup. >> there was no attempt either at my level or several levels below me to cover it up. >> he gets a little testy when a union official quizes him. wheel hear that exchange in a couple moments. also today, wow, per cushion
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bombs and mayhem in the streets of microchip tral after talks have broken down between the quebec government and students over the canadian province tuition crisis. dozens there were arrested. a battle between catholics and conservative budget guru ryan. ryan is a catholic. some catholic organizations are critical of his budget plan calling it harmful to the poor. here is what the congressman had to to so the critics just today at georgetown university. >> i suppose if there are some catholics for a long time thought they had a monopoly of sorts, not exactly on heaven but the social teaching of our church. of course there can be differences among faithful catholics on this. the work i do as a catholic holding office conforms to the social doctrine as best i can make of it. >> we'll talk with one of those catholic critics, senior fellow thomas reece. that's next hour. madelyn al bright will be
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receiving the congressional medal of freedom, the first woman to serve as u.s. secretary of state and also u.s. ambassador to the united nations and medal of freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor. she will receive it in a ceremony at the white house later this year. it may be april and football on tv only a mere memory, but tonight we are enduring hollowed ground. this is the beginning of a three-day stretch when the football league drafts the most promising, best college talent. it begins in a matter of hours. get ready for the football fans in your life to just kind of disappear into what has really become a cultural obsession. take a look at this from a texas rangers baseball game. you got to see this. you have to hear it. take a look. >> here is what happened. tossed the ball. oh, my god, they can't give it
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to the kid? wow. they're actually like rubbing it in the kid's face. >> oh, come on. give it to the kid. you hear the announcers there. it is clear how he felt about the couple's choice to keep the ball. all is well that ends well here, though. someone from the rangers dugout tossed the kid another ball. he gets to go home happy. forget that face that we saw there and the couple finding infamiliar i in viral video land. watch this. you can't bring the big bottle of shampoo but somehow coke, pot, meth, all made it through security at one of our nation's busiest airports and according to the feds tsa agents took bribes to do it. i am brooke baldwin. the news is now. catholics take on a fellow catholic. >> of course there can be differences. >> i will speak live with one priest who is not too happy with paul ryan. >> plus a warlord behind the rapes, the beatings, and the murders of tens of thousands.
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today the blood diamond boss learns his fate. and a child's life in two minutes. a dad tapes his daughter every week for 12 years. i will speak with him live. meineke's personal pricing on brakes.
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i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing. listen to this. cocaine was referred to as white girls. marijuana referred to as green bay packers, and methamphetamine simply crystal. these are code words supposedly used by the tsa agents at l.a. international airport and while passengering like you and were were putting shampoo in baggies,
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screeners were allegedly letting drug smugglers through. four former agents are under arrest this hour accused of looking the other way in exchange for thousands of dollars in bribes. i want to bring in victoria kim, a reporter with the los angeles times who is really helped blow this story wide open. victoria, i read your article this morning. i have so many questions for you. first one, seems to me this process was they orchestrated. walk me through how it worked including the pass through. >> it appears to have been a pretty straight forward scheme. if you had something you wanted to get through you would call one particular former tsa employee who is the lead defendant in the indictment unsealed yesterday and he would arrange for the drug courier and the screener who would be on duty to meet ahead of too i am to know what they're looking for when they got to the airport and then oftentimes the person who was coordinating would give the screener a cell phone to communicate with the courier and
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the night before or the morning of and get a text or phone call that told them which terminal, which lane to go to and simply show up, put it through the x-ray, and then the screener would just see it or not see it and then let it right through. >> turn the blind eye allegedly. they would want to get the right screener in the right lane. i do want to talk numbers here. how many times is this to have happened? how many drugs at once go through? >> that's a trickier question to answer. the indictment outlines about half a dozen cases documented in the earlier part of 2011, but the authorities were aware of the scheme before the incidents laid out in the indictment, but these were the ones that they felt they could prove beyond a reasonable doubt as required in federal court. >> i know you haven so the indictment. how much drugs whether you want to use cocaine or meth would get
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how much in terms of dollars and cents for this tsa agent? >> in terms of pricing, it appears to have be per pass through regardless of what the package was. it was between 1,000 and 1,200 per pass through. there was one instance where the payment was $2,400, and that appears to have been for more than one pass through. the loads varied, anything from five kilos, 20 kilos of cocaine to about eight pounds of methamphetamine which is apparently a lot of methamphetamine. >> that sounds like quite a chunk of drugs. not only that, as part of these details in one case the screener told the courier, tell the airport you have a pacemaker. why was that key? >> apparently and i haven't confirmed this with officials but apparently if you say you have a pacemaker, instead of going through the metal debt tore you would be given a hand patdown, and that would
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eliminate the possibility of a random search of the bags and that's what this screener was trying to avoid. >> so how did they get caught? was this just dumb luck? >> they were tipped off to the presence of this scam. there was one of the first instances laid out in the indictment was a botched delivery attempt where a courier was told to come to a particular terminal and then taken underground terminal to the adjacent one so they could go through the station of the screener actually being paid, but instead he went right to the terminal where his flight was taking off and put the drugs through the screener and apparently this tsa employee was doing their job and caught the 5 kilos of cocaine, but apparently authorities tell me they were aware of this scheme before even this person was caught. >> and again, these are all allegations. i want to read something. you quote this in your article. the u.s. attorney says the case represents, quote, a significant breakdown of the screening
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system. this time it is drugs. next time it could be something like guns. what actions are the feds taking here to make sure this doesn't happen here ever again? >> we haven't really heard from tsa other than that they are cooperating with the investigation and that they regret that such a thing has happened. in terms of any corrective measures, we'll have to see going forward, and the u.s. attorneys hoping that this and the hefty sentence it carried could be deterrent enough for the tsa officials who may be attempted. >> victoria with the l.a. times. appreciate it. here is a place i bet you have been one or two times. you can get bulk, paper towels here, large screen tvs and apparently now a mortgage. costco wants your banking business. more on that and also a little girl disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night and now her parents are pleading for her safe return. >> to the person or persons who
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have isabel, tell us your demands. tell us what you want. we will do anything for her. >> we will hear more on that later this hour. first, you have heard the saying doctors are the worst patients but getting a transplant was the best thing for one transplant surgeon. dr. sanjay gupta has his to her. >> we just came back from paris. we celebrated 15 years of wonderful marriage at the eiffel tower. >> for carlos this wedding anniversary celebration almost didn't happen. you see, three years ago this transplant surgeon made a shocking discovery. his lymph nodes were swollen and he suspected he had cancer. his fears were confirmed and the diagnosis a rare form of blood cancer called peripheral t cell lin foam a. >> it is difficult to treat and has a poor prognosis. >> when grueling chemotherapy failed, the transplant doctor
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needed a transplant himself, a bone marrow transplant. with bone marrow a near perfect match is necessary for the treatment to be effective. that's more likely from a donor of the same ethnicity. the pool of potential donors for hispanics in the united states is very small. they only represent about 10% of a national bone marrow registry and in his case a very close match was found but then the donor backed out. >> people joined the registry for people that they love or they know, and when they get a call about a complete stranger, their answer is i am afraid, i can't do this. >> so doctors took another look at his siblings and while his brother hector wasn't a perfect match, he got the transplant anyway. hector's bone marrow started killing the cancer cells and today he is in complete remission, back helping patients find organs. he says it was his faith that helped him through the difficult times and the experience has overall made him a better doctor. >> and want you to join sanjay
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a huge explosion has killed dozens of people in syria. we witness now horrific sights in this country but what we're seeing here today, this is death and destruction on perhaps a whole new level. syria's opposition claims the blast killed more than 70 people and opposition figures say the explosion was caused by a
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terrorist group building a bomb. whatever it was, it was clearly a very big explosion. wondering, to your knowledge has anyone extracted parts of a missile from the bombed out section? if so, it would bolster the claims being made by the opposition. >> temperature most certainly would. according to opposition activists, the u.n. monday toshing time and that is only a two-person team at this point based in the city of ha mass itself was unable to reach the site where the explosion is said to have taken place. activists are claiming it was caused by a rocket attack carried out by syrian government forces and they're saying the reason why it cause the so much widespread damage is because the buildings in the particular area were very poorly constructed and video posted to youtube does appear to show bodies being pulled out from underneath the
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rubble and most certainly incredibly devastating images and the syrian government for its part is claiming these particular buildings were something of a bomb-making facility and they're saying that terrorist groups are trying to put together a bomb that then appears to have exploded but at this point in time incredibly difficult because we're not being allowed access inside the country to ascertain exactly what may have taken place. most certainly it has proven to be difficult for those handful of u.n. monitors to ged credible information. >> whack to the point about rockets, what types of rockets would the syrian government have and why would is re seniority to such a massive show of force many this particular town? >> well, historically we have been seeing the syrian government using whatever artillery it has at its disposal to try to silence the various voices. you remember back to when they were pounding the neighborhood
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in holmes they were using everything they could from 120 millimeter, 155 millimeter mortar rounds and so on and so forth so they have the artillery at their disposal and activists say it is the government's way of sending a message even though the u.n. monitors are in country and supposed to increase number in country the syrian government is still going to try to stamp out this opposition to it because at the end of the day this is a fight for its very own survival, but of course it does create an incredibly complex dynamic inside the country itself and at the end of the day it is the civilians paying the price. >> you witnessed some of the slaughter first hand when you were reporting from within the country. we witnessed this months and months now. when bashar al-assad agreed people around the world thought, yeah, right. >> that's the big problem right now at this point in time.
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a cease-fire does not exist and talk of a cease-fire at this point would be ludicrous. one just has to look at the death toll and what's happening inside the country no matter who is to blame for it. what is undeniable is people are continuing to die and without the semblance of a cease-fire there can be no peace plan and hypothetically speaking if there was a cease-fire eventually put into place getting those sides of this conflict to a negotiating table at this point in time is very unfeasible. so much blood has actually been shed and again both sides are in this for their very own survival and all of it paints an incredibly bleak picture not just for syria but for the entire region. >> we appreciate your reporting there. the police department four legged officers are essential to hunting down criminals but in one new york village the mayor says the dog is a luxury and has to go. watching your children groel
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up, one film maker, this is too cool, gets his daughter on camera every week for 12 years. we'll talk to this dad coming up. ♪ hey, dad, you think i could drive? i'll tell you what -- when we stop to fill it up. ♪ ♪ [ son ] you realize, it's gotta run out sometime. [ male announcer ] jetta tdi clean diesel. the turbo that gets 42 miles per gallon. that's the power of german engineering. ♪
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going on one week and still no sign of this little girl who disappeared from her bedroom in tucson, arizona. the parents of isabel celis are saying they won't give up. isabel is six years of age and police have called her case a possible abduction but they still don't have a suspect. here are isabel's parents. >> we don't want the focus to be taken off isabel, by us being in front of the cameras or by the media. we're here today to plead for safe return of our baby girl
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isabel. >> we're cooperating to the full extent with the investigation. we are increasing the reward, just please, please to the person or persons who have isabel, tell us your demands. tell us what you want. we will do anything for her. we are looking for you. >> since isabel vanished last friday night into saturday morning police and volunteers focused on the three-mile circle around the child's home. authorities also have been looking for clues in a tucson landfill and have been through the celis home repeatedly. fbi behavior analysts studied the home tuesday and say they have not ruled out anyone as a possible suspect. media tycoon rupert murdoch testifying before british inquiry into the phone hacking
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scandal. >> there was no attempt either at my level or several levels below me to cover it up. >> and during a visit to costco once you grab the toilet paper and bottled water, why not get a mortgage as well. we'll go live to the stock exchange and talk to alynne kosik about the new move coming up.
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everyone knows you can get just about anything at costco, and get it in bulk. a mortgage? sure. why not? let's bring in allison kosik. i heard this and i kind of did a double take. please explain. >> yes. why not? 64 pack of toilet paper, you know, a mortgage, why not? something you may not realize, actually, costco has been testing this lending program for a year now, but today it is announced it is rolling this out to all of its members and this is actually going to be done through its website. what it is doing is partnering up with first choice bank, a bank in new jersey, and ten other lenders and in fact so far
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10,000 people have gotten mortgages through costco and what it is is a lot like lending tree. what it does is gathers quote from different lenders and the difference here with costco, your identity, the borrower's identity, it is not revealed until you actually select officially a lender and that means you're less likely to be bombarded through e-mail or mail by all the marketing materials from the ba zil i don't know lenders you're looking out for. that's one plus. >> as people are listening and thinking, all right, maybe i will do this, do they offer better deals? that will get them to try it out. >> maybe, possibly. costco is just so big, you know, they're not really going to corner the mortgage market at this point but they have a bigger footprint, so costco may be able to actually squeeze these great deals out of vendors because bigger companies like wal-mart, you know, they tend to negotiate with suppliers to get better deals and suppliers are more willing to play ball because of having more exposure with the big company and keep in mind this is still very new to
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costco. costco has only been doing this a year. you want to make sure you do the homework, still compare other offers and also keep in mind this is online only. if you're a hands on face-to-face person when you get a mortgage, you won't get that with this costco service. it is something to keep in mind, brooke. >> interesting. thank you. you a dog fan? >> i love dogs. >> i like dogs, too. watch this with me. this is something i never thought i would be saying. looks like man's best friend is headed to the unemployment line, at least one little guy. this is roscoe, a belgian shepherd and spent the last four years with the new york police department as part of the canine unit. well, he has been involved in 50 cases in and around town including solving a break in at an apartment complex and despite his i guess mad fetching skills it looks likes in his heroics, the found feels the $4500 annual expense is one it can no longer afford. >> we had to make some cuts.
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the dog situation was one area that we felt was perhaps a perk or a luxury. >> well, roscoe's last day on the job is june 1st. growing up gracefully, what he with all hope to do. >> not necessarily the wrinkles on your face or if your body is breaking down in some manner. it is how engaged you are in what you're doing. >> the rock group stix finds their magic by staying on the stage. t
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all right. you know i love music. i want to talk about rock bands, specifically rock bands and i know many americans grew up watching they are some of them still taking the stage. it is really proof that age doesn't matter when it comes to doing something you love. kira phillips sat down with members of styx. >> when styx made this music video in 1981, the career clock was counting down.
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now more than 2,000 shows later time has been nothing but good to styx, especially when so many 70s rock bands have become extinct. >> the dinosaurs have come back. >> the godfather at 62. tommy shaw, ageless 58. ricky phillips, sultry 59. todd zuckerman, they call him sweet baby, 42. >> rock music. >> chuck pinazzo, all class at 63. >> he wants to know if there is a restroom. >> and lawrence gouw gowan in as class of his own at 55. a band of boomers redefining what it means to grow older. >> it is not necessarily the wrinkles on your physician or if your body is breaking down. it is how engaged are you in what you are doing. i am close to the 15-year-old that i was dreaming of doing
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this. that person is not someone way in the distant past. he is completely alive again when we hit the stage. ♪ >> they got here surviving hard living and hard times. >> i think it shaped me more as a human being having a sister in her 20s when i was in my teens become a quadry pleej i can and i learned lessons about where how pay pirnts responded to that. >> you have to take dare of your own. what can go wrong with will wrong in rock and roll but i could sit back and say i can still walk around and do all of these things my sister can't do and i don't complain. i find the joy in each day. >> jack, you're such an inspiration to me and so many people living with aids. you battled prostate cancer. why not retire? >> this band means a lot to me. my twin brother was part of the band until he passed away. there is a lot of emotion in the band for me.
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>> is it music that keeps you living ? >> totally. this is as good as the best was and i have continuing for the last two years and it just gave me the strength to go on and to be here today. >> being in a band with these guys, great example and great role models because being that i am younger than everyone, if i was in a band that partied like crazy and threw television sets out the window, it could be very easy to go, oh, this looks like fun. then all of a sudden you get caught up in the life where the music becomes secondary. >> i will throw down a little bit of something from my own experience and get a lot more done when you stop all of that. will you actually do more quality work. you might think that you are writing your best stuff when you are doing whatever, but that isn't the case at all. ♪ >> i don't smoke anymore. i gave up the booze and all the
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party favors quite some time ago thank goodness. >> tell me about this healthy living. where did this come from? why do you live this way? >> we have discovered there is great ways to eat healthy. >> a discovery that stem from his garden. >> here is our blackberrys. >> and his wife jeanie and branching off into their own. >> the bus food has become, you know, little by little. >> a health food restaurant. >> a health food restaurant. >> it is. >> it is little by little the cokes have gone away and the ruffl ruffles. >> is the food tasty? >> it is great. >> here, drink this. what's in it? 27 things. okay. sure. >> being on a tour bus rolling down the highway at 100 miles an hour and the knives chopping, it is quite impressive, really. he still has nine fingers. it is quite amusing. ♪ >> healthy food and humor.
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the elixer that keeps this band of renegades at heart. >> how would you describe yourself now? >> grateful. i have to go with grateful. >> joyful, blessed. >> thankful. >> you we all dig what we are doing. >> grateful, joyous, blessed, thankful. nobody said sexy. >> we were hoping you might say that. >> they're seasoned veterans in a young man's game. >> that is the fountain of youth for all of us to get up there and just celebrate the joy of the music. that's the key to our sort of lone jeff at this and good health. >> pushing back the boundaries of aging still nowhere near the final encore. >> right on. thank you. one film maker wanted to show his children growing up, so that's precisely what he did. take a look at this video. each and every week he popped his daughter in front of the
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camera, took videos and did this for more than a decade. we'll talk about the feedback he has been getting. you wouldn't believe how many click this is video is getting on youtube. in a couple of minutes a catholic congressman gets an unfriendly welcome from college students, paul ryan says his catholic faith influenced him in making up his budget plan. we'll talk to a priest at georgetown and get his perspective. another laptop bag or hires another employee, it's not just good for business, it's good for the entire community. at bank of america, we know the impact that local businesses have on communities. that's why we extended $6.4 billion in new credit to small businesses across the country last year. because the more we help them, the more we help make opportunity possible.
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we have mad cow disease back in the news. ryan todd looked into the testing and feeding of cows and you might be surprised actually at the link between chicken and beef. >> in the wake of the discovery of the fourth case of mad cow disease in the u.s., the agriculture secretary reassures
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americans their food supply is safe. how does he know for sure? >> we know because of taking out of the feed and out of the food supply those parts of the animal that could potentially cause the mad cow disease in humans. >> tom vilsack means they make sure the nervous system material of the cow, the brains, the spinal column, don't get into the food system. those are the parts that can transfer the agent that is carry the disease. also, the government no longer allows feed from dead, ground up cows to be used to feed other cows. that's prevented potential transmission of mad cow disease. the government does allow dead cows to be ground up and fed to chickens. chickens eat it and ex kreet it. experts say that chicken extremity has nutritional value and sometimes it is ground up and fed to other animals like cows. i asked patti la vera. >> ban cow feed from being given to chickens.
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>> we think so. we think if we didn't allow the cattle parts in any animal feed it would really lower the risk of accidents happening and contamination and accidently having the cattle part get fed back. >> you don't need to worry about getting mad cow from eating chicken. experts say even if a chicken eats feed from a sick cow, the agent that transfers mad cow disease doesn't infect chickens, doesn't contaminate the meat. >> we asked richard raymond a former under secretary at the department of agriculture that over saw safety in the meat industry why take chances, there is still a slim chance infected proteins could make their way through the chicken population back to cows or rum nants as they're reared to in the industry. >> i do not believe on poultry litter to rum nents is necessary at this time. i don't believe there is scientific evidence our heard is at risk from eating poultry litter and the fact that the ruminent ban has been so effective i think that shows that we have this situation well under control.
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>> so far the safe guards have be if ekt active from a peek of over 37,000 cases of mad cow disease worldwide in 1992, only 29 cases were reported last year. the agriculture department says in this case the animal tested positive for a very rare form of the disease account not generally associated with an animal consuming infected feed. still, we called the fda which handles feed bans to ask why the government doesn't ban the feed from dead cow from being used to feed chickens. we didn't hear back. the usda is still investigating how this one cow actually got the disease. brian todd, cnn, washington. now to more of the testimony from rupert murdoch here for a second day. he appeared before a judicial year r inquiry in britain and here is the answer to a question about how his media holdings influenced politics in britain. at center is that phone hacking scandal, but today murdock,
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notice teersly antiunion had to answer questions about union busting in britain. here is a little bit of that exchange. >> this is a journalist of 30 years experience, i work for the news of the world for over three years, and there was tremendous pressure. everyone talked about the by line count, reporters had to do what they needed to get the story. another journalist with six years experience, during my time at the news of the world i experienced pretty much constant bullying. my section editor would find fault and so on. so clear evidence that at the news of the world at least there was a culture of bullying. >> why didn't she resign? >> i think the problem with that might be that she needs a job. >> as far as you are aware, there has been no investigation within news international of allegations of bullying of staff. >> i never heard of it.
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strike me as a happy crowd. >> do you accept that worthy permitted to represent members in news international titles that would be at least one step towards the eradication or prevention of unethical story gathering practices which lord justice levinson heard about? >> no. >> why not? >> i am sure people that have been arrested were once members of nuj. >> and? >> well, didn't stop them doing what they did. >> but if the n.u.j. had a presence, it would be somewhere for a journalist to turn should they feel they were under pressure to do something unethical. >> it didn't work out that way when the n.u.j. was there. >> that embellishment is
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referred to in trade union circles as the nesa clause. what i want to suggest to you is that you had some discussion or people in news international had some discussion with mr. blair or officials on his side to ensure that that provision was in the legislation so that at the n.u.j and any other union could not make an application for recognition for collective barring takening at news international. >> no. >> sure about that. >> that can either be no or i don't know anything about this. which is it? >> well, i know that i had never approached mr. blair or spoke to mr. blair about it. otherwise i have no knowledge. >> as for the hacking scandal, murdock was con trite. >> all i can do is apologize to
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a lot of people including all the innocent people in news of the world who lost their jobs. >> the media empire sprechs from australia to britain and the u.s. where he owns wall street journal and of course fox news. now to this story, a child's life in two minutes. the father shoots video of his daughter each and every week for 12 years. here is what i want to know. how did he get her to sit still all those years? we'll talk to him live coming up next. ou got. rv -- covered. why would you pay for a hotel? i never do. motorcycles -- check. atv. i ride those. do you? no. boat. house. hello, dear. hello. hello. oh! check it -- [ loud r&b on car radio ] i'm going on break! the more you bundle, the more you save. now, that's progressive. the teacher that comes to mind for me is my high school math teacher, dr. gilmore.
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>> william and his wife katherine were honoring servicemen when the wife of a sergeant asked the prince to hold baby hugo. all of this feeding into the pregnancy speculation swirling around the world, a couple who celebrate can you believe just about a year, the first wedding anniversary sunday. oh. and listen to this. one little girl's childhood flashing before her father's eyes. sound familiar to parents? this is what's trending today, not exactly what you are thinking. in little more than two minutes you watch this little girl, latte, grow up from birth to 12 years of age. check it out. ♪
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i love the story. people have clicked on her video now more than 2 million times. i know. i am thinking if you are a parent you are thinking iish i had done that. what exactly did it take? let me ask here. joining me now from the netherlands by phone is the dad, franz, and my first thought, i watched this whole two minutes and 45 seconds. my question is how hard was it to get her to sit still for when she was itty-bitty to 12? >> well, she didn't sit still. you can see it in the film. yeah, when she was two weeks old she was sitting still of course and that's when i started this
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project. the reason was because i saw a change from two weeks, two days old and two weeks old, and i thought, well, i have to remember what she looked like. then i filmed her again a couple of days later and a week later and then i started developing this rhythm of every week, every week, every week. >> why? why every week, every week? so many parents want to record of course the sort of evolution aging of their children but to do this every week, why? >> yeah. it was to keep my memory in tact, i think. it was important to keep my memory in tact, of how she looked like and how she changed over time because every moment in a child's life i think is special for parents and other people might make a photo book but i decided to film. i kept the baby blankets in the background as a constant factor. we still use the baby blanket and nowadays when we film. >> so is the baby blanket that's the one consistent thing through
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all of these photos and you can see she isn't fully standing still and is talking. does she understand now, how old is she now and understand why you are doing this. >> she is 12 and a half and both children are well aware of what i am doing and i discuss everything with them, like if you don't like to be filmed, then, well, let's do something else or just say nothing. like they start when they start to develop talking, of course, they had to tell little stories or they told me little stories from ten second stories but i mean i made an extended version of the film of about 30 minutes but it is not suitable for internet, i think, more for gallery or museum. short film makes it much more intense, i think in the i with a i ent prosecuted it to the world. >> we mentioned that this video has been clicked on more than 2 million times. i am just curious what kind of feedback you have gotten from
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people, i am sure all around the world. >> yeah. at this moment on video it is, i think, 4.1 million times viewed and, well, it is like 99% of the people positive in their reactions and they are amazed. they're like i am flabbergasted and some people are also, and so it is overwhelming, all of these reactions, and they come in every five minutes or every minute and when now it is youtube as well so also all of those reactions are e-mailed to me. it is hard to believe that it gets this kind of exposure. >> yep. now on national television here in the united states. >> yes, that's right. >> i am curious, we should point out you are in film. what do you, is this something like a video scrapbook for you, you many engsed maybe putting a longer piece in a gallery. what's the goal and how long do you do it? >> what do you mean? sorry? >> what is the end goal of some
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of these images, some of these are your son as you point out. what's the end goal? do you plan to have put this in a museum, part of a gallery, a longer video? >> yeah, yes. i have this exhibition in 2013 in a museum in holland, and they want to show the longer versions and part of it on national tv as well. i said i think a museum is more suitable. you can sit on a chair, dark environment and on the wall there is a film displayed and you see slowly the change from a baby, two weeks old into in lottie's case 12 years and, yeah, like i said on internet, yeah, people don't watch 30 minute film, i think. >> sure. >> you can hear her talk also in the longer versions. >> you can. time flashes before our eyes. this is proof to that. thank you. thank you so much, franz, talking to me and joining me on the phone from the netherlands.
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stunning pictures there. >> thank you. >> honor for me as well. now this. hour two. i am brooke baldwin. welcome back. we begin with a developing story about a possible terror threat in the united states. i want to go straight to the piers morgan to chris lawrence. list, what are the feds saying? >> brooke, they're warning against an increased threat to western aviation. the department of homeland security, the fbi, and the u.s. military's northern command put out this intelligence bulletin and sent it around to various law enforcement agencies, again, warning about the threat to aviation, specifically from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. that is the most active al qaeda group. they have already tried to attack two u.s. bound jetliners in the last few years. president obama also met with his national security team today and he was briefed on some of these potential threats heading into next week.

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