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and even when they talked to him about this idea, he wouldn't talk about or elaborate about why he felt that way. but he had some very strong beliefs. >> he would often mention the racial holy war that was coming. and you know, we just looked at it as he was trying to get attention to himself. because he was always the type of person, even in a group of people, he would be off alone. >> even when he was maybe calling attention to himself by talking about his beliefs, his friends says that he never thought he would take those beliefs and do something violent with them. that's almost cliche when you look back at other cases. 15 to 20 years ago he was
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talking about these ideas that he still was holding when he carried out this shooting. >> there are still several victims in the hospital recovering including i believe brian murphy, the police officer who first responded to the scene. how is their recovery going? >> reporter: well the last update we had was yesterday evening at the hospital. all three are still in the hospital. all listed in critical condition. of course that officer shot eight to nine times, he's gone through a couple of surgeries. yesterday was described as resting comfortably. we're hoping for the sake of all three of them that we hear a new update today and hear of some sort of improvement in their condition. >> that's something we are all hoping for. david mattingly in oak creek, wisconsin, thanks very much. among the six people killed in the massacre, the sikh's temple president is being remembered this morning as a hero for trying to stop shooter wade page with a butter knife. his actions gave several temple members time to run for cover.
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his son and mother recalling how proud and fearful he was when he bought the family's home. >> my dad put the flag outside when we first bought the house. we came home from school and said, that's going to be an eyesore. you have an elementary-sized flag in the front yard. and he said, do you see any other american flags, our house, because it's our house -- >> we should know that we are close to the american friends, you know. >> and now we're in a form of protection. >> he said look, i don't want anybody doing anything to our house. >> in the next hour of "early start," you'll hear more the anderson cooper's interview with the son of the slain sikh
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leader. we'll be joined by mark potok, his civil rights organization had been tracking gun man wade page for 12 years. the fbi is in joplin, missouri this morning investigating a fire that burned a mosque to the ground a month after an attempted arson at the same facility. the fire broke out early monday morning at the islamic society of joplin, fortunately, no one was there at the time. last month an arson caught on camera caused minor damage to the mosque. and the july footage, a suspect is seen aappropriating the mosque and throwing some kind of ignited object on the roof. coming up at 6:40 on early start, we'll hear from kimberly kuester, an american member of the islamic society of joplin. a big story to watch for in arizona, where attorneys for jared lee loughner are expected to enter at least one guilty
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plea on behalf of their client. he's accused of killing six people and wounding 13, including gabrielle giffords. that court hearing will happen later this morning. if a federal judge finds him competent to stand trial. loughner has been getting psychological treatment at a missouri prison facility mpblt. president obama's campaign visit to contracts contract causing a commotion in the air. amateur video of two f-15 fighter jets intercepting a small plane that strayed into the president's airspace over long island, new york. the pilot was escorted to the ground and questioned. half an hour later, another small plane was intercepted near new haven, connecticut. but norad said that plane was allowed to continue on to its investigation. >> how bizarre. they declare these no-fly zones. ant gas prices rise overnight for the ninth day in a row. the average price of unleaded is now 3.63 a gallon, a 1.5-cent
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increase overnight. aiming for gold, the u.s. women's soccer team pulls off an amazing semifinal win. i mean really amazing. outlasting canada in a gripping match. i was on the edge of my seat. team usa's youngest starter, alex morgan scored a header in the 123rd minute giving the u.s. team a 4-3 victory. and a date with japan in the finals with the gold medal at stake. japan beat team usa in the world cup final. in men's basketball, argentina gave usa all it could handle for the first half. it was a one-point game at halftime. but then u.s. started pulling away, mostly thanks to kevin durant who started hitting bombs from everywhere. he led the way with 17 points in the third. in the end the u.s. ran away with a 126-97 victory. next up, the quarterfinals
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against australia tomorrow. >> tomorrow people were saying they're no fun to watch because they dominate all the time. >> i think there's something to that. i think they're too good. they're too much better than most other teams. >> yesterday there was a little competition for you, okay? >> for a few minutes. check out the overall medal standings, china has the most medals, the totals is 64, the most golds, 31. team usa, 63 overall medals, 29 are gold. russia has 42 and great britain has 40. a big day for gymnastics, medals up for grabs in the men's parallel bars and horizontal bar finals and in the women, floor exercise finals, gabby douglas does go for her third gold, competing in the balance beam. ahead on "early start" where war zone. [ speaking foreign language ]
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the prime minister of syria declaring his allegiance to the rebels after showing up in jordan. i highest-ranking official to date to abandon president bashar al assad. meantime, the bloodshed continues, the opposition reports at least 11 more deaths just this morning on top of 161 deaths in fighting across the country yesterday. watch as amateur video shot inside homs, the nation's third most populated city, shows droms being dr bombs being dropped on the city. >> cnn cannot independently confirm the authenticity of this particular video. meanwhile, fighting over the country's biggest city, aleppo is raging, with rebels maintaining their control over a number of areas inside the city. cnn international correspondent,
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ben wedeman has made his way into aleppo and we have him on the phone. what we see of aleppo is complete and utter crisis. >> reporter: we spent a very sleepless night inside the city in one of the areas controlled by the free syrian army. throughout the night, our building was shaken by multiple explosions and every ten minutes or so we heard large blasts coming in quite close. early in the morning we went out into a bakery where about 100 people, men, women and children were lined up, and the situation is a very dire one. most of them don't have any cooking gas. some of them have to cook their food over a fire. many of the children seem to be somewhat traumatized by the fighting that's been going on around them. one man told me that they had
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left the city and come back in the hopes that things were calming down. but then we saw on the streets of the rebel-controlled parts of aleppo that people are starting to pack up and leave again. there's real concern that the syrian army is massing forces on the outskirts of aleppo in preparation for tanks to take the city. it definitely will be a bloodbath here. >> ben, is there no clear sign of humanitarian support or efforts in that area? >> none whatsoever, coming from outside, cheerily, the syrians have been providing free showers for the bakery and therefore, the food, their bread is given to the people for free. but for real international humanitarian aid organizations, we can see nothing on the ground here. people very much feel that they've been left to their own
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devices. it's a very, because of the suffering, the lack of food, the generally difficult circumstances, the help they were hoping that they would get in terms of ammunition and hasn't arrived. there's desperation among fighters and civilians. >> ben wedeman live in aleppo for us, please be safe. it's 16 minutes after the hour. we want to get you up to date on the morning's top stories. we're finding out more about wade michael page's ties to the white supremicists. he once posted this photo of himself in front of a swastika or facebook. he was the front man for a white power rock band called end apathy. neo-nazi websites promoted this band. a huge black cloud of smoke
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has been flowing from the chevron facility in richmond. health officials are warning people to stay indoors or to leave the area. maybe this show should be called stupid criminals. police say two thieves that robbed a pennsylvania pizza shop taped their crime on a cell phone and they told the victims it's part of a new reality tv show called, we just got robbed. a worker at the shop said he thought the whole thing was just a prank. >> i thought it was a joke at first, i was like, really? okay, ha, ha, now you can get me go. and it got real real, real quick. a guy grabbed me by the throat and got my wallet. >> both suspects were arrested and charged with robbery, harassment and disorderly conduct. that's the end of this show. >> dumb dumb dumb dumb. this morning we're getting the
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first color pictures from the mars rover "curiosity." today is the first full day on the rad planet after its spectacular landing, labeled seven minutes of terror. black-and-white photos beamed back showed one of the vehicle's wheels on the ground and another photo shows mount sharp in the distance. it's "curiosity"'s eventual destination. scientists at the jet propulsion laboratory are expecting to receive weather data a little bit later this morning. >> that's so cool. it's about 6:18, we're getting an early read on the local news making national headlines. we have sports news for people sleeping in san diego, this from the north county "times." guess what the padres were sold overnight to a familiar baseball family. a group led by the o'malley family has purchased the padres for the relative bargain price
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of $700 million they were famous for moving the brooklyn dodgers to los angeles. a detroit boy sends his summer vacation selling snacks to save his city. i love this little boy. 9-year-old joshua smith has raised more than $3,000, selling lemonade, fruit punch, giving all the money to the security council to help detroit out of a financial crisis. a 9-year-old boy. so smith is set to be honored by the city. he's giving the money he raised to the city council today. he got a $2,000 scholarship from a community group and a surprise visit from the university of michigan baseball team. detroit is facing a $200 million deficit. he's got a little bit of work to do. how incredible that he took matters into his own hands to
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24 minutes past the hour, we're minding your business, u.s. stock futures are trading higher after solid gains yesterday. >> alison kosik is in for christine romans this morning. allison we have more good news on the housing market. >> if you own a home or an apartment we love to hate our closing costs, but good news, the average costs of closing on a mortgage fell about 7.4% over the past year. you put it in dollars and cents, at the end of june of took out a $200,000, put 20% down. paid $3700 as a closing costs, it's actually $300 less than a year ago. the lovely fee, cots of doing credit checks, title searches. why is this happening? >> new regulations so lenders are required to be more accurate when they estimate these closing costs for borrowers. so these were put in place a couple of years ago, they're
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the sikh temple shooter was a white power guitarist. new information on the gunman who murdered six people over the weekend. hurricane warning, mexico and belize, bracing for ernesto as the tropical storm churns, heading towards the gulf. and a former vice president dick cheney softens his stance on sarah palin. the gop peace offering and why palin might not accept. welcome back to "early start," i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin.
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police in wisconsin don't have a motive in the deadly sikh temple shooting that left six people dead. the fbi and the police are looking into the suspect wade michael page's past for clues as to what set him off. this photo of page in front of a swastika is from a facebook page that's been taken down. he was also the front man of a white power band featured on neo-nazi websites. david mattingly is live in oak creek, wisconsin with more on who exactly wade michael page was and what officials actually knew about him and the motive is something that everybody wants answered as well. >> reporter: that's right, zoraida. it tells us a lot when the fbi comes out publicly and says they're looking at this as a possible case of domestic terrorism. it implies that wade page's beliefs as a white supremicist might have been what pushed him to launch this deadly attack on a sikh temple outside of milwaukee. but what we're looking at is going back, looking into his
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background. we're finding almost 20 years ago he was talking to friends in the army when he was enlisted in the u.s. army, talking about his fears of a coming race war. and we're also finding out that the southern poverty law center has been tracking him for years for his involvement in so-called white power rock bands. also, recently talking to neighbors who knew him both when he was a living recently with a girlfriend and later on his own, here in the milwaukee area, they didn't know about his beliefs. in fact they knew very little about him at all. but their limited contact with him says they didn't have a very good impression of him, either. >> like a recluse, almost. he didn't talk to us at all. i'd say hi and he would go ugh. >> she was nice, when he moved in he just changed. it's you could tell he was running the show. he -- she wasn't as friendly any more. she wasn't -- it was kind of
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like she wasn't allowed to like talk to anybody any more. >> about the only thing clear in this investigation right now is the history of the gun. that wade page used in his rampage. it was purchased illegally here in the milwaukee area. there's a 24-hour waiting period or 48-hour waiting period which he abided by, all purchased legally, the .9-millimeter handgun is what he used to kill six people and wound three in the hospital right now. >> there are still victims recovering in the hospital, including lieutenant brian murphy. shot nine times, do you know anything about their conditions? >> at the last press conference they had yesterday evening, the doctors came out talking so much about the senseless tragedy that occurred here. and telling us all that the three who are still in the hospital are still listed in critical condition. all of them undergoing some of them in some cases multiple surgeries. but again, as of yesterday,
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they're all listed in critical condition and everyone hoping today that we hear some kind of improvement in their cases. >> we certainly hope so. david mattingly live for us, thank you very much. president obama says the sikh temple massacre has left him heartbroken. in the coming days and weeks he wants to meet with law enforcement community and religious leaders and elected officials at every level to come up with way does reduce violence in america. >> it will be important for us to reaffirm once again that in this country, regardless of what we look like, where we come from, who we worship, we are all one people and we look after one another. and we respect one another. >> at 6:30 eastern we'll examine the life of suspected sikh temple shooter wade page. and interview mark potok, his
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civil rights center has been tracking page for 12 years. the gloves are off in the reid/romney feud. the senate majority leader refusing to back down from his unsubstantiated claim that romney hasn't paid taxes for 12 years. he won't say who his source is. >> the whole controversy would end very quickly if he would release his income tax returns like everybody else has done. that's running for president. i've answered the question. >> republicans aren't buying reid's claims about a source at bain capital. they believe white house senior adviser, david axelrod is behind the attack on romney. rnc spokesman shawn spicer said you've got to wonder if the so-called source is axelrod himself. hours after meeting with
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axelrod, reid comes out making baseless accusations. axelrod fires back saying they can put the whole matter to rest by simply observing the standard george romney and a generation of candidates have set by releasing the returns. firefighters in oklahoma reporting some progress in battling stubborn wildfires this morning. a fire in the town of cushing has been contained. more than a dozen fires throughout the state have scorched nearly 100,000 acres. one woman has died and more than 120 homes have been destroyed. firefighters have been hampered by triple-digit temperatures, drought conditions and high winds. so let's get the latest on the conditioning there from karen mcginnis, in for rob marciano. >> good morning, we're watching this cushing fire, because it is self-described as the pipeline crossroads of the world. situated just to the northeast of oklahoma city, and it had consumed about 5,000 acres
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before firefighters really got a handle on it. but a number of fires raging across the state of oklahoma. where it has been deadly dry. with triple-digit temperatures. take a look at this mailbox. this coming from our ireporter, cammy himmerman, she said she saw this mailbox made of plastique, bending over because of the excessive heat. across oklahoma we expect the temperatures to be around 100 degrees, and the air quality is extremely bad due to the smoke in the area. they're saying some of the roads are very dangerous to be traveling on, because the smoke and the visibility is so thick. and we take a look across the caribbean, this is tropical storm ernesto. but could become a hurricane right before making landfall later on today, during the evening or overnight hours. moves across the yucatan peninsula. then into the southern bay of
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campeche before making its way towards interior sections of mexico. in its wake, some sections of the yucatan into belize could see anywhere between six and 12 inches of rainfall we could see some mud or landslides across the region. hot temperatures prevail across the south central united states. and even in the northwest it's still going to be fairly warm. a few scattered storms, very welcomed across the southeast today. because it has been extraordinarily dry, now back to you, zoraida, john? >> thank you very much. it is 38 minutes past the hour. a sure sign of healing in the small indiana town devastated by a deadly tornado. take a look at this. one of the most memorable images from the twister in henryville last march was the sight of the school bus that had been slammed into bud rose cafe. five months later, the crowds came out to celebrate the
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. how about that music? does that get you up this morning? good morning to you, washington, d.c., a little dark, 77 degrees. later it will be 91 degrees and cloudy. welcome back to "early start," we're happy you're with us, it's 43 minutes past the hour. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. >> this campaign is nowhere near sherwood forest. but robin hood somehow injected himself into the campaign. president obama won't have to travel far to pick up his cash today, he's scheduled at
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back-to-back roundtable fundraisers at the exclusive w hotel very close to the white house. about 20 supporters will be participating in the first campaign, $40,000 a pop for the privilege and a campaign stop in connecticut last night, the president rolled out this new attack on his rival. listen to what he said about mitt romney. >> he asked the middle class to pay more in taxes than he could give mother $250,000 tax cut to the people making more than $3 million a year. it's like robin hood in reverse. it's romney hood. >> nowhere near sherwood forest. the president claims romney's tax plan would cost middle class families up to $2,000 in additional taxes every year. romney's camp fired back saying president obama recently said the biggest regret of his first term was not telling better stories. he's trying to make up for it now, but his stories just aren't
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true, there's only cup candidate going to raise taxes on the american people and that's barack obama barack obama. according to the romney campaign. romney is spending the day on the president's home turf, he'll be in chicago pulling in $2 million in contribution there is at three fundraisers in the windy city. this weekend, romney kicks off a bus tour in three crucial states, north carolina, ohio and he's being joined on the trail by some veepstakes contenders, marco rubio and rob portman and rob mcdonald. >> there's some speculation that he'll announce his running mate soon. maybe on this trip. >> the romney-hood, do you think it will stick? >> the president was fired up, he looked awfully pleased with himself when he said it, so it looks like he'll enjoy saying it
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again. it's 46 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date on the morning's top stories. new information about wade michael page's ties to suspected white supremicist. the suspected gunman in the sikh temple massacre once posted this photos of himself in front of a swasts ka on facebook. the picture has been removed. he was the front man for a white power rock band called end apathy. their music was promoted on a neo-nazi website of the. floodwaters can be found in the philippines, capital city of manila. a dam began overflowing, sending more water toward low-lying areas, weeks of torrential rains have left 50 people dead there. federal prosecutors say three booth attendants at a smithsonian annex parking garage stole at least $400,000 in parking fees over three years. they say the attendants, two women and one man, were caught on video unplugging electronic
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vehicle counters, which let them steal as much as $4,000 in a single day. the fbi and smithsonian security arrested them over the weekend as they left work. the reputed mob boss caught after 16 years on the run will take the stand at his upcoming trial. james whitey bolger is the inspiration behind jack nicholson's character in "the departed" he allegedly ran the notorious winter hill gang of the he's probably more colorful and more notorious than nickel soon's character. bolger's lawyer said he'll testify so the truth will come out. he faces 19 murder charges, pluses extortion, money laundering and drug accusations, this will be a giant deal up in boston. ahead on "early start," the first female nfl official set to take the field this week. is the nfl ready for this? and if you're leaving the house,
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welcome back, everyone, it's a few minutes before the hour, john berman here along with zoraida sambolin. we're taking a look at what is trending on the internet this morning. >> this mohawk guy. look at this, did you watch this, apparently this guy became an internet sensation. this was during the mars rover, here we go, mission control with moha mohawk, during the mars rover landing. his name is bobak berdowski. he has his own tumblr page that's dedicated to him. i'm looking at the guy on the left. he's the guy on the right, he
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changes his hairstyle for every mission. he's originally from the bay area, he's 32 years old. he earned his degree in astronomical engineering from the university of wisconsin, went to m.i.t. and got his masters degree in the same subject. let's listen to him. >> once we had landed and i looked at my phone for real, actually. all of a sudden i see these links, pictures of me on the internet i'm like, you know, funny captions and whatever and i'm like, this morning i woke up and just kind of -- mind-blowing like you know kind of internet celebrity. it's something i like to do to celebrate each of the big moments in this project. i've done it, not just the mohawk, different colors or shapes or patterns. it's celebrating the team. >> i did not notice him yesterday you said you did. >> he was a huge deal on twitter during the landing. >> during it, did you notice? >> yes, everyone on twitter is saying look at the guy with the
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mohawk. the nfl, big news in the nfl, welcoming its first woman to the field in the way of officiating, shannon he'sen will be on the line judge she's officiated high school college games before. there's a work stoppage between the refs and the nfl so they're bringing in some replacement refs, she'll be the first female to work on an officiating crew, some past refs are grumbling not so much because she's a woman, but because they don't like the idea of replacements coming in. nfl officials say they wanted to have a woman on the field for a long time. >> i would love to hear from her. >> i'm sure she'll do a good job. this little girl is being called the cutest nfl fan ever. >> hey. hi, sam. >> hi. >> what's your name? >> cameron. >> i'm sam. good to meet you.
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>> good luck this year. >> thank you so much. are you ready? >> i love you sam. >> i love you too, cameron. >> you just made my day. >> mommy did not ask her to say that. she just turns into sam ocho's eyes and says, i love you. >> he said he signed autographs for everybody, she made his day as well. isn't that sweet? little cameron, four years old. it is five minutes before the hour right now. we'll have this morning's top stories straight ahead, including the man behind the massacre at the sikh temple in wisconsin, we'll hear from the killer's mother.
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a history of hate, troubling revelations about the sikh temple shooter's past. burned to the ground, a missouri mosque that had been targeted by an arsonist before. intercepted, amateur video capture as small plane's encounter with fighter jets that were scrambled to protect the president. really interesting video. good morning, everyone and welcome to "early start," i'm john berman. >> really, really scary moments for that pilot, right? >> you never see that. thanks for being with us, i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 5:58 in the east. we begin with disturbing revelations about the man police say is behind the deadly wisconsin sikh temple shootings. including that an organization
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that tracks hate groups has been monitoring wade michael page for more than ten years. now police are looking into the 40-year-old page's ties to white supremicists. this photo of page in front of a swastika is from a facebook page that's been taken down. we know page was the front man for a white power rock band, whose music was promoted on neo-nazi websites. neighbors say he was anti-social. >> he was like a recluse, almost. he didn't talk much at all. i would say hi and he would just go ugh. >> she was nice and then when he moved in, she just changed, as, you could tell he was running the show. he, she wasn't as friendly any more. she wasn't -- it was kind of like she wasn't -- it was kind of like she wasn't allowed to talk to anybody anymore. >> david mattinglyis live in oak creek. they have been tracking page since 2000.
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do you know if law enforcement was involved as well? >> reporter: law enforcement says he was sort of flying under the radar, never really getting in trouble, not showing up in any of their files. in fact he wasn't under any active investigation today he carried out this deadly rampage at the sikh temple out of milwaukee. what we're learning about him, he had very strong beliefs about white supremacy, going back almost 20 years. when he confided with a friend in the u.s. military when he was serving in the u.s. army talking about how he believed there was a -- >> he would often mention the racial holy war that was coming and you know, we just looked at it as he was trying to get attention to himself. because he was always the vulnerable type of person.
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even in a group of people, he would be off alone. >> and we know that the fbi, they've come out publicly saying they are looking at this as a possible case of domestic terrorism and that implies they believe it was possibly wade page's beliefs as a white supremacist that may have led him to carry out these deadly attacks here. >> can we switch to the victims. we know many of them are still in the hospital. do you know anything about her condition this morning? >> reporter: the latest update we had was yesterday from the hospital hearing directly from the doctors themself. they had a lot to say about the police officer who was shot eight to nine times. he's undergone a couple of surgeries. two others also in the hospital. all three listed in critical condition yesterday. they've got a long road of recovery ahead of them. their degree is injury is varying depending on how many
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times each was shot. but we know they are working closely and keeping a close watch on them and we'll be watching today to see if any of those three have conditions upgrated. >> live from oak creek, thank you very much. >> the sikh temple president was one of those killed. he is being remembered this morning as a hero who tried to stop the shooter. he gave several council members time to run for cover. he has no doubt his father saved lived. >> what he did that day, saved lives for so many people. >> he tried to stop? >> yes, i was told by several fbi agents that the blood trails is showing that a battle ensued and knife next to his body that ensued and blood trails leading to wherever the battle of blood
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was, one towards the kitchen and one where my dad laid to rest. he hopes americans can let go of the violence and hatred and become more civilized. we'll be joined by the southern poverty law center, his civil rights organization has been tracking page for 12 years. this time a mosque has burned to the ground, flames broke out early monday morning at the islamic society of joplin. it follows an arson attempt last month at the same location. that was caught on camera in the july 4th footage, a suspect is seen approaching the mosque and throwing an ignited object onto the roof. coming up at 6:40 this morning here on "early start." we'll hear from kimberly kester. she believes the fire that broke down her mosque was also case of arson. president obama's campaign visit to connecticut creating
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quite a commotion in the air. let's look at that amateur video of two f-15 fighter jets intercepting a small plane. that plane straight into the president's air space over long island last night. the pilot was escorted to the ground and it had to be a harrowing few minutes, half our later another plane was intercepted near new haven. that plane was allowed to continue on its investigation. that secret service is investigating. a raging fire at an oil refinery in northern california burns through the night and into the morning. a huge cloud of black smoke has been flowing from the chevron facility in richmond since the fire started after 6:00 p.m. health officials are warning people to stay indoors or simply to leave that area. four minutes past the hour now, and aiming for gold, the u.s. women's soccer team pulls off an amazing semifinal win. this was a nail biter. outlasting canada in a simply
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riveting match. team usa alex morgan scored on a miraculous header in the 123rd minute giving the u.s. team a 4-3 victory. really amazing. and a date with japan in the finals with the gold medal at stake next. you'll remember japan beat team usa in the world cup final. in men's basketball, argentina gave the u.s. team for the first half anyway, it was a one-point game at halftime. as the second start thanks to kevin durant who had 16 points hitting from everywhere, in the end the ran away with victory 126-97. up next for team usa, international power house of australia. >> has anyone had them within one point in the past? >> there were other teams leading over the u.s. in the olympics but -- lithuania
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actually beat the u.s. >> even though they are super stars. >> china has the most medals, 64 and the most golds, 31, but the u.s. is right behind, 63 overall medals, 29 of those are gold. russia has 42 total medals and great britain has 40. men's parallel bars and horizontal bar finals. the women's side, the floor exercise finals. gabby douglas goes for her third gold, the balance beam. it might be the new obama campaign catch phrase. >> it's like robin hood in reverse. it's romney hood. >> you know who's not laughing, the romney campaign is not laughing. their response coming up. ♪
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welcome back, it is ten minutes past the hour. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. the sheriff of noting ham is nowhere to be found but robin hood has stepped into the 2012 presidential race, not as a candidate but new attack line in president obama's stump speech and has the romney camp's attention. we have political editor paul ste stein hausser to break it down. >> stepping it up in the last couple of weeks and the president going after mitt romney's tax plan which himself and his campaign have been going after for the last couple of days and benefits the wealthy
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and not middle class. he premiered it last night. take a listen. >> he asked the middle class to pay more in taxes and give $250,000 tax break to people making more than $3 million a year. it's like robin hood in reverse. it's romney hood. >> the president talking about a tax policy institute study of the plan. this is a nonpartisan group that says yes, the plan does benefit the wealthy over the middle class. the romney campaign as you can imagine disputing that institute and saying it is biased and saying it does not benefit the wealthy over the middle class. a response, of course there's a response, this one from the romney campaign, president obama said the biggest regret of the first term was not telling better stories. trying to make up for it now.
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only one will raise taxes on the american people, that's barack obama. >> i think we'll hear more about this. >> mitt romney is taking his battle to the middle class on the road this weekend. it's where he's going and who he's going to be with that's causing a stir. key swing states with pretty interesting guests. >> four days, four states tour kicked off on saturday, just around the time the olympics are ending and maybe he's going to announce his running mate. he starts in florida -- virginia, well bob mcdonnell is somebody who may be considered then he goes on to north carolina and florida, marco rubio will be joining him in florida. on tuesday, ohio. rob portman, so many people think portman would be the running mate. we're learning whose speaking at the convention as well. and we're hearing speaking roles that's knocking people out of
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contention obviously people on the wide list. former secretary of state condoleezza rice will be speaking at the convention. sus susana martinez, and haly, that rules them out. paul, thanks a lot. >> 13 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date. we're digging deeper into the man identified as the sikh temple gunman this morning including his ties to white supremacists. he once posted this picture of himself in front of a swastika. that has since been removed. he was a member of a white power rock band called end apathy. attorneys from jared lee loughner are expected to enter one guilty plea at the court hearing this morning for the tucson massacre suspect if the
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federal judge finds him competent to stand trial. he had already pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. the january 2011 attack killed six people and wounded 13 others, including then congresswoman, gabrielle give fords. >> a woman accused of trying to steal an infant out of the hospital in a tote bat is in custody this morning. 48-year-old ra mir rez allegedly posed an an aemployeein orange county, california, sensors set off the hospital alarm. they stopped the suspect and recovered the baby girl who was returned to her mother. >> investigators in north carolina want to know what caused a train carrying lick qui fied petroleum gas to derail. 19 cars jumped the track as a precaution, 50 nearby homes were evacuated and residents were allowed to return a few hours
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later and no injuries were reported. so, this is what afternoon looks like on mars. the nasa roefr curiosity sent back the first color pictures, following the spectacular landing labeled seven minutes of terror. one of the vehicles wheels on the ground and another image shows -- it the mountain is curiosity's destination. they are expected to receive weather data later today. do you ever find yourself holding your breath at baggage claim to see if your bad made it or something was missing. a new york man pled guilty to several thefts at jtk and agents were charged with taking $150,000 in cash from luggage. who keeps $150,000 in cash in
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luggage. alison kosik in road warriors. >> the best way to avoid getting your stuff stolen, keep an eye on your stuff at all times, fly with a carry-on and watch it go through security. if you have to check a bag, be smart about it, don't pack jewelry or electronics. travel and leisure magazine recommends you use a service that shrink wraps your suitcases where you put your luggage in a plastic bag and sealed or ship suitcases to a destination. locking your bag is an option but it has to be tsa approved so they can open the lock with a master key. one more idea, place cable ties through the zipper taps through the suitcase for security. you lock them there. of course, if tsa needs to inspect your bag, the ties can be easily cut. some of these tips can't prevent people from stealing yourself but can scare potential thieves
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we're minding your business, u.s. stock futures are trading higher after solid gains yesterday. >> alison kosik in for christine romans. >> look at the shares even in the pre-market today, $624, real close to the $644 all-time high. the stock is up more than 50% the beginning of the year over the past five years, apple shares are up 300%. don't you wish you owned this stock? i know i did. we're all salivating and the excitement is building over the iphone 5. if you're in the market for an iphone but can't afford the full
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price for the new one. there are great deals for oerld versions. sprint is offering a two-year contract for just $150 for the iphone 4s and verizon for $99 for those who want to get it. >> if you can deal with the envy. >> the envy when iphone 5 comes out and everyone laughs for having a 4. apple is set to make a payment to shareholders starting within the next year and there's chatter it may decide to split the stocks and the company shares would be cheaper, more accessible to the average investor and apple could be a member of dow industrials and that's important because it gives sort of more of a chance it could show up in your 401(k). at the price it is at right now, it would single handedly skew that on a daily basis. it needs to split its stock. not sure if this kiwill happen.
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it's still speculation but could become part of the dow. >> that's interesting. >> what is the one other thing i need to know? >> the within thing you need to know about your money today, the federal reserve chief ben bernanke will take questions from teachers around the country during a town hall. and investors will be watching what he says about any hints of teacher economic stimulus. this should be interesting because he's taking questions. >> from teachers. over the summer. interesting. coming up on early start, could the shooting at a sikh temple in wisconsin be prevented? he was already on the radar of an organization that monitors hate groups. you can watch us any time on your desk top or mobile phone, go to cnn.com/tv.
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ties to hate, new information about the man who murdered six people in a sikh temple. we'll hear from the group that was tracking his activity for years. >> was it arson? an missouri mosque destroyed after the second fire of the summer. >> you've seen inside their home. new research takes us inside the minds of hoarders. why can't they just throw it away? welcome back to "early start," i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm john berman. this morning we're learning more about the police say killed six worshippers at the sikh temple on sunday. his name was wade michael page. he was demoted for drinking from the army and not allowed to
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reenlist before being discharged in 1998. for several years after that he fronted a white supremacist punk band called end apathy. these are pictures you are looking at that the band had posted on myspace, thought page's rhetoric was just talk, he said he knew this was coming. >> i can't say i wouldn't have seen this coming because honestly, a couple of weeks ago, i was thinking of him and just to see how he's been doing over the years. and when i couldn't find any contact information, i did start looking for news articles, you know, that something like this might have happened somewhere. >> mark is the senior fellow for a non-profit group that studies hate crimes and extremist
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groups. we got work they were tracking wade michael page since 2000. we hear you've been tracking him since 2000. what does that mean? what did you see and did you have contact with authorities? >> well, it means that among many other hundreds and hundreds of individuals and organizations, you know, we followed page, really we noticed him as he began to get into the white power music scene, which you mentioned. he started to join some very well known bands, bands like intimidation one, blue eyed devils and played with them as a vocalist and lead guitarist at various moments. i don't want to suggest that we had picked him out in some way. we were unable as anyone else to suggest this was the man who was going to go on a rampage like this. so no, we did not approach authorities. i don't think there was anything in what we saw that really
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differentiated him much from thousands of other individuals in the white supremacist world who engaged in this music and talked this talk and so on. i think the biggest real hint was the name of his band, end apathy, the band he started in 2005. i think that really suggests that he actually talks about it in a particular interview, he gave a couple of years ago, it suggests the idea that he felt the white supremacist scene was all talk and no action and somebody had to do something and the result is this tragedy. >> let's talk about his band for a moment. it is called end apathy and page gave an interview you spoke of right now and i have a quote. the he said the band in its lyrics liked to talk about how human life had been degraded by being smisive to tyranny and
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hypocrisy. what does that mean? >> it's coded language. it means he felt -- i can't say precisely. he felt other people in the scene do, we needed to kill the black people, brown people and so on. page was associated in addition to the band with a group called hammer skin nation, he may have been a patched number. hammer skins are the scariest, most violent skin head group out there. page was in the middle of a scene that really was very violent, hyper political and he was not on the fringes of this scene. he was really in the thick of it. >> mark, we're seeing reports overnight that there is an increase in chatter on some of these websites with people saying, as page did, that it's time for less talk and more action. are you seeing an uptick in chatter on the internet right
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now and is that a concern? >> well, there's a huge amount of talk about page. you know, for instance, some of the hammer skin groups we see them talking about him as a brother and so on and crazy old wade and that kind of thing. and i'm not sure that we're going to see -- i'm sure actually in a sense a lot of groups have pulled their horns and taken down material from particular web pages and so on. that said, i think in the longer run, in the matter of months and even years, yes, we are looking at the real possibility of more domestic terrorism along these lines. we've seen it in europe as well as here. i think this is accelerating, not decelerating. >> some harrowing words from mark potok. thank you very much for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> the secret service investigating after fighter jets were scrambled during president
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obama's visit to connecticut. take a look. this is amateur video of two f-15 fighter jets intercepting a small plane that is gone into the president's air space over long island. the pilot was escorted to the ground and questioned. half an hour later, another small plane was intercepted. this one near new haven, connecticut, that plane was allowed to continue to its final destination. a raging fire at an oil refinery in california burned through the night. a huge cloud of black smoke has been flowing from the chevron facility since the fire started after 6:00 p.m. health officials are warning people to stay indoors or get out of the area. >> you have to worry about the air quality there. firefighters in oklahoma reporting some progress in battling stubborn wildfires. a fire in the town of curbing has been contained. more than a dozen fires have scorched 100,000 acres. one woman died and 120 homes have been destroyed.
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firefighters have been ham perred by triple digit temperatures and drought conditions and high winds. let's check on your travel forecast with karen maginnis. good morning to you. >> good morning, zoraida and john. a few spotty showers across oklahoma. this is what we're looking at right now. these spotty showers rarely if ever help firefighters and if anything, they can aggravate the situation with shifting winds and some dry thunderstorms. in the forecast though, oklahoma city, the next five days, we don't see any even temporary relief we go into friday where the temperatures are expected to be below triple digits again. look at dallas and fort smith and little rock with temperatures still holding up there in the 100 plus degree range. we are looking out for ernesto which could bring landslides and mudslides in heavy rainfall in
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northern hon dduras and yucatan. may make its way to hurricane strength. models show it moving towards interior sections of mexico. hot conditions in the southeast and the southwest. a few spotty showers along the frontal system making its way to the eastern seaboard, all the way up towards chicago, with temperatures there into the 90s. john, zoraida? >> just a scorcher. thank you. >> right now and still to come, a mosque in missouri burns to the ground and it's not the first time it went on fire. was it arson? a mosque spokesperson joins us next. you're watching "early start." i don't want healthy skin for a day.
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welcome back, glad you're joining us, i'm john berm an. >> the fbi continues its investigation into a suspicious fire that destroyed a mosque in southern missouri. it was burned to the ground in a second fire to hit the center in a little more than a month. investigators spent the day combing through the wreckage searching for evidence of arson. there were no injuries reported here. kimberly kester is a member and spokesperson for the islamic society and she joins us now
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from joplin, via skype. thanks so much for being with us this morning. i want to make sure that everybody understands that july 4th was ruled an arson when somebody burned the mosque. this latest one happened on monday. and i know they are still investigating there. you had an opportunity to go and take a look at it. what are police saying about this fire? >> the police are still investigating the fire. they haven't given us any definitive word on the cause or any suspects. they are still following any kind of leads they have received from the july 4th fire. >> you are a member of this mosque. have you had threats in the past? >> our mosque has been threatened in the past. we had a mailbox destroyed. our sign was burned. the sign has been shot with guns. people sometimes would drive by
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and yell at us. and our heating and air conditioning unit was stolen and then the july 4th attack. >> does the community think the same perpetrator may be involved this time? >> right now we don't want to jump to any conclusions and don't want to lay blame on anybody. we're putting our trust in the police force and the firefighters and investigators that they will find the person. >> and have these incidents that you've had in the past with violence, have those been reported to the police and have they been taking action? >> we have reported them to the police and yes, the police force has been very supportive. they always take our complaints or anything we come to them with, they take it very seriously. >> i know this mosque was build in 2007 and serves around 50
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families. so it's a really small community of muslims in the town. have you ever faced discrimination living there? >> no, i haven't. i haven't had any problems. i would say that in my opinion, this is a very safe community. we feel very welcome. i don't know of friends of mine from the mosque who have ever had any altercation. >> do you think this is a hate crime? >> because we don't know the cause or don't even know if it's arson, we can't say it's a hate crime. it is a tragedy and it's very sad. we're very hurt that it happened. but again, we don't want to pass judgment on it. >> with the sikh temple shooting just happening recently as well, are you fearful at all? >> no, i think that our community is very strong and
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again, we have such an outpouring of support from joplin, this is a very close-knit community. i think that we -- nobody is going to move away because of this. >> that's some good news. i know we have here there was a $15,000 reward from the fbi and atf and council of american hit islamic organization is offering a $15,000 reward also. we hope your community continues to feel safe. kimberly kester. thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> it is 43 minutes after the hour. we have new information about wade michael page's ties to white supremacists. man identified as the gunman in the sikh temple massacre once posted this photo of himself in front of a swastika and has
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since ben removed. attorneys for jared lee loughner are changing their tactics, they are expected to enter one guilty plea at the hearing later this morning in court if a federal judge finds their client economy to stand trial. loughner had already pled guilty to all charges against him. the attack killed six people, wounded 13 others, including then congresswoman gabrielle giffords. flood waters continue to rise this morning in the philippines. waist deep water can be found in several sections of manila. a dam began overflowing last night sending more water towards low lying areas. weeks of torrential rains have left at least 50 people dead there. >> a deal just finalized overnight, the san diego padres have been sold. the o'malley group has purchased
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the padres for a reported $800 million. the mlb must still sign off on the deal but that could happen as soon as thursday. the o'malley group is headed by former dodgers owners, peter o'malley, his father purchased the dodgers back in the 50s and moved them from brooklyn to los angeles. team usa women's soccer team edges canada in extra time. what a match. team usa youngest starter, morgan, avoiding a penalty kick shootout and giving the u.s. team a 4-3 victory. next up, a date with japan in the finals with the gold medal at stake. the american women have never failed to make an olympic gold medal match since women's soccer became an event. >> pay back time. >> puts a lot of pressure. >> i think they will do it. they looked great yesterday. brook baldwin and i are both
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filming in for soledad o'brien for "starting point." >> are you ready for two more hours? >> absolutely. >> the question we're asking, who was wade michael page. we're looking into his past and finding links to the skin head rock scene. the police chief of oak creek, wisconsin will join us with new details. also ahead this morning, a sad story, she lost her husband in the arizona massacre last year that wounded gabrielle giffords, why she says and i'm quoting her, she's just thrilled by reports that this man, jared lee loughner has made a plea deal. a new attack line for the obama campaign, why the president is calling romney's tax plan, robin hood in reverse. we have independent senator joe lieberman who will join us live,
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along with christine todd whitman. they will both be stopping by. and this -- >> saves you money. i'm a thrift saving momma so save a little bit of money that way. >> we're venturing into the land of reality television, a very special kind of reality tv this morning. here comes honey boo boo getting serious buzz this morning. the show -- i hear you zoraida. the show follows the breakout star, toddlers in tea tiaras an we'll be bringing the questions, certainly, won't we john berman. >> brooke made me look at the video and i swear i will never be the same again. >> i can't wait. >> don't miss it. that's all i'm saying. >> we will be tuned in. thank you very much. one man's trash is another's
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welcome back to early start. reality tv has taken us into the homes of hoarders. >> i let everything else go. >> just gradually over the years accumulated so much stuff that it's gotten to a point where you
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can't stand it anymore. >> and you may wonder how can hoarders live like that? new research gives us a clue. senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is live in atlanta. science says hoarders are wired a little differently than you and me. is this considered a mental illness? >> it's definitely considered a mental illness. what's new here, maybe it's a slightly different mental illness than what we thought. what this researcher in connecticut did was really interesting. the researcher collected his own junk mail, that stuff we get and gave it to people with hoarding problems and did mris of their brain when they went through it. they were fine with his junk mail. when they had to go through, however, their own junk mail, what he found was that two areas of brain lit up and these are areas that try to assign importance to things and relevance to things and prioritize things. he thinks what's going on is hoarders have a hard time making
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a decision. they see a piece of mail, for example, think, should i keep it, what should i do with it? that's why they hoard it. they don't want to hoard it. they end up hoarding it because they can't decide what to do with it. >> many hoarders get upset when someone tries to help them. do the brain scans explain a little bit of that behavior? >> they do help to explain it because you can imagine you're sitting there and trying to decide how important is this piece of mail and then there's this guy telling you, come on, throw it away. just relax about it. but your brain is telling you, no, this is important, i need to focus on this. that's why sometimes the help isn't so helpful for them. >> are we looking at treatments? >> you know, i think what happens here, is that this -- what they've discovered here will help doctors treat hoarders. because before they would see hoarder as they have ocd, they are obsessive and kpulive, maybe they need help with thought process. so you can do cognitive
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behavioral therapy to help them through that. realizing the nature of the disease will help therapists counsel sell them. >> at what point do you know you're a hoarder? does it have to get that serious like the video we just saw. how do you know we're on the path to hoarding? >> when i saw this story, i looked at my own table with a pile of mail, oh, no. it's hard to define a hoarder, but one way, does it get in the way of your life. obviously someone living in a place like we're watching now, it's hard to function. when it makes it hard to function, you need help. elizabeth cohen, full of great information for us. thank you very much. today's best advice from veteran tv journalist dan rather coming up. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ]
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we wrap it up as always with best advice. we asked former cbs news anchor, dan rather, the best advice he's ever received. here's what he said. >> tied for first place, my mother's admonition about yesterday, no tears, about tomorrow, no fears. my father's advice, get up early, stay late, in between, work hard and smart. >> i love his advice. can we get brooke and john up.
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i think you have both taken his advice. john berman is working both shows and coming up here and brooke baldwin flew in from atlanta. that's it for us. soledad o'brien is off so we'll send you over to john berman and brooke baldwin for "starting point" right now. good morning, i am john berman. >> hi john berman, haven't i seen you the last two hours? >> nice to meet you. >> i'm brooke baldwin, soledad has the week off. you're stuck with us. a white power past and word that wade page had been tracked for 12 years. new details this morning of the suspected gunman who open fire on a sikh temple. >> could there be a plea deal. jared loughner killing six people and trying to assassinate gabby giffords last year may admit he's guilty today.
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picking up speed, there he is, tropical storm ernesto brewing, forcing evacuations. the storm could intensify into a hurricane by tonight. >> and overnight, a new catch phrase for the obama campaign. >> it's like robin hood in reverse. it's romney hood. >> and you can imagine this morning the romney camp fiercely firing back. >> we're going to talk about that. a packed show ahead. take a look at the photo, we have joe lieberman and christine todd whitman, olympic gold medalist dan o'brien and the infamous, is that the appropriate word? honey boo boo from toddlers and tiaras. >> "starting point" begins right now.
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good morning, happy tuesday to you and thank you so much for being with us. >> in our "starting point," disturbing revelations about the man police say is behind the deadly wisconsin sikh temple shooting, including word that an organization that tracks hate groups had been monitoring him for 12 years. police looking into the 40-year-old's ties to white supremacists, these photos of a page in front of a swastika are from facebook and myspace page that has since been taken down. he was the front man for a white power rock band. neighbors say he was antisocial. >> like a recluse almost. didn't talk to us. i would say hi and he would go -- >> she was nice and when he moved in, she just changed. you could tell he was running the show. she wasn't as friendly anymore. she wasn't -- it was kind of like she wasn't allowed to like talk to anybody anymore.

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