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reached him. >> and as they approached him, he waved them off. he had been shot nine times. one of them very serious in the neck area. and he waved them off and told them to go into the temple to assist those in there. >> david mattingly is in oak creek, wisconsin. so david, how is officer murphy doing this morning? >> reporter: as of the last update we got from the hospital, carol, and that was yesterday evening, they were saying he was still in critical condition. we know that he's undergone two surgeries. that's two surgeries that we know of, and was said to be resting comfortably. his boss, the police chief, was saying that he has a long road of recovery ahead of him. not going into any sort of detail about the wounds that he had, but we know the most serious one is a shot to his neck. so he had a lot of serious injuries he was going to have to be dealing with. they're calling what happened to him was an ambush by the killer,
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that officer murphy showed up and immediately went to the aid of someone who had been shot there right outside the temple. and then the killer turned his gun directly on him, firing eight to nine times at him. and it's really remarkable that he was able to keep his wits about him and as the paramedics arrived, waved the paramedics off and was saying, please, help the people inside the temple first. so a lot of people really appreciating the work that he was doing there. and marveling at the fact that he was able to survive this kind of attack. >> david mattingly reporting live for us this morning. now, a closer look at the gunman who i will killed those six people. in a moment, we'll hear from someone who tracked the suspect for more than ten years. and it was his ties to a white supremacy group and possibly a domestic terror group that also drew the attention of the feds.
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"the l.a. times" says officials took notice but felt there wasn't enough evidence to open an investigation. his step-mother says his hatred must have boiled up since she lost touch with him. >> i would not know. what has changed him, i have no idea. and obviously, we're never going to know. he had hispanic friends and black friends. you know, there was none of that. i am totally devastated. his father is devastated. we're pretty much in shock. my heart goes out to those people. i'm as devastated for them. >> but page didn't keep his hatred a secret. we told you he was the front man of a white power band. listen to some of the words of one rage-filled song. ♪ what has happened to america ♪ that was once so white and free ♪
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♪ now our mission is overrun ♪ by [ bleep ] and jews and [ bleep ] scum ♪ >> according to "the new york times," page told neighbors he had seen combat after 9/11, and he supposedly had a 9/11 tattoo in honor of those who died in new york's twin towers. the tattoo part may be true, but the combat part is certainly not. chris lawrence is our pentagon correspondent. chris, page was in the service. he did have problems. tell us more. >> yeah, carol. you know, at first glance, nothing really jumps out at you. but as we start digging into his service record a little bit more, you start to see some of these issues. first of all, there was no combat. in fact, by the time terrorists attacked the united states on september 11th, 2001, page had been out of the army for several years. and while he was in the army during the '90s, he was never deployed. he went to several bases around the united states but saw no combat. so that part is not true. he was involved in psychological
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operations. it has a connotation of a very classified, very secretive, but what we believe page was involved with was more lower-level propaganda. you know, dropping leaflets in foreign countries, things like that. when we -- when you look at his service record and dig a little bit deeper, you can see that he got a general discharge under honorable conditions. it's not as bad as dishonorable, but it basically means the army is saying, look, this isn't working out for us. it's not working out for you. you could separate now and go on your way. what the basis of it was basically was a drinking problem. one of the men that he served with says he got drunk and showed up to formation. that led to him being busted down from a sergeant to a specialist and ultimately separating from the army. >> so chris, were there any racist or violent red flags when he was in the army? >> nothing specifically in his service record. in other words, carol, no
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incidents. no actions that we know of. but when cnn spoke with his former army buddy, he said, look, he talked a lot about the racial holy war to come. he would complain about minorities a lot. he would talk about the revolution. but this soldier says, you know, it was a lot of talk. and he said that that's all i thought it was. he said -- he was a very smart guy. i didn't agree with his views, but i liked him as a person. and he said, i didn't think it was going to go, you know, as far as actions. and then when you look, carol, i mean, he knew this man back in the '90s. here we are 15 years later, hard to predict anything like this was going to happen so far removed. >> chris lawrence reporting live from the pentagon this morning. in other news, authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a mosque in joplin, missouri. the fbi was already investigating a fire there last
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month that damaged the roof. surveillance video of the july 4th fire showed a man throwing an incendiary device at the mosque. security cameras were destroyed in monday's blaze. in money news, gas prices, i am sure you've noticed, have gone up, way up. the question is why this time? the average price of a regular unleaded gallon of gas today is $3.65. that's an increase of 14 cents from just a week ago. a alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. tell us why. >> there are a lot of factors, and part of it has to do with something we've been talking a lot about, corn. corn is a key ingredient in ethanol. it makes up about 10% of the fuel you put in your car. now, because the summer's drought has taken out a ton of that corn crop, that's really driven up the cost of ethanol. also, you have to remember it's
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the peak driving season. kids are out of school. so prices to tend to be higher this time of year. the midwest is feeling the biggest pinch. $3.90 to $4 in michigan, indiana and illinois and mainly because of refinery problems that are hitting output. the good news is that the pipeline there in the midwest that's been shut down in july is expected to reopen today. also some high prices on each of the coasts, but that is the usual suspects there, new york and california, carol. >> alison kosik reporting live from the new york stock exchange. let's talk olympics now because the u.s. women's soccer team is moving on to the gold-medal match after a thrilling come-from-behind victory over canada. alex morgan scored the decider in the 123rd minute last night. oh, but this win came with controversy. zain verjee is in london. the canadians are saying we were robbed. >> reporter: i know. it was so close. i mean, it was really down to the very last few seconds in
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extra time. and alex morgan clinched it for the united states. the canadians, the neighbors just had it, and then they lost it. but it was such an exciting match. and what this does, carol, it puts the u.s. back into a final with japan. now, they've got a bone to pick here. and the reason is is because the u.s. lost to japan back in the women's world cup final in 2011. so they're looking in amazing shape and they're hoping to get gold. the u.s. women's football/soccer team has got gold in the olympics three times, and they're hoping to make it four. and the final is on thursday in wembley. carol? >> can't wait. let's talk about usain bolt because he's not resting on his 100-meter laurels, no. he's running in the 200-meter, and i'm guessing he won his heat today. >> reporter: yeah, he did. very comfortably. you know, here in london for the next few days, it's basically going to be the bolt show. let's just call it that, okay? he did his heats a little bit earlier today.
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he did a great job. he says that, you know, don't call me a legend just yet. he said, i want to win the 200 first. then call me a sprinting legend. the thing is what he really wants to do is do something that nobody's ever done before, which is to win back-to-back two golds in two olympics in the men's 200 meters. the only thing he's done is the same thing that carl lewis has done, which is both of them won the 100 meters back to back in two olympics. so he's really trying to make history here. he wants to beat his own world record which is i think like 19.19 seconds. yohan blake from jamaica will be pushing him really hard. he actually beat him in the qualifying heats in jamaica for the olympics. but bolt says this is his favorite race, the 200 meters, and the final's going to happen on thursday. >> oh, i can't wait. awesome. zain verjee reporting live for us from london. american airlines is offering a brand-new service. guess what. you can have your luggage delivered so you don't have to wait at that pesky baggage
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contempt charges. he was accused of providing investigators secret sensitive federal in edwards' corruption investigation. rielle hunter had filed a lawsuit trying to reclaim sensitive materials. to syria's largest city, aleppo, where opposition activists report fierce shelling and more bloodshed. this comes a day after the prime minister defected. in money news, american airlines is offering to deliver your bags to your home, office or final destination. the charge, 30 to 50 bucks depending on the number of bags. the airline says it will deliver your bags in one to four hours if the destination is 40 miles or less. to sports now where yahoo! is reporting the perks of winning an olympic gold medal. one of london's trendiest nightclubs is offering a free $3,000 cocktail. the drink contains 24-carat gold leaf champagne with a set of
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handmade 18-carat gold rings. you're going to run right out, i know. in japan, who wants a wendy's baconater if you can buy a lobster burger. they're offering a gun with lobster, mustardy mayonnaise and sprinkles of caviar or get the lobster surf and turf burger. each sells but only in japan for about 17 bucks apiece. let's get serious now and turn back to the gunman who opened fire at the sikh temple in suburban milwaukee. one civil rights organization had been watching wade michael page, the suspect, and tracking him for years. and the southern poverty law center says page is just one of many right now. there are more than 1,000 hate groups in the united states. that number nearly doubled from the year 2000. the hate movement has been growing since barack obama was elected president. heidi barich leads the group's intelligence project and is an
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expert on various forms of extremism. she joins us via skype. welcome, heidi. >> thanks for having me. >> i want to center on page's bands, the bands he played in. one was called welcome to the south. this particular song that we're going to hear is called "definite hate." let's listen. ♪ what has happened to america ♪ that was once so white and free? ♪ now our mission is overrun ♪ by [ bleep ] and jews and [ bleep ] scum ♪ >> apparently i'm hearing he had some sort of record label. does this stuff get wide play? >> yeah, you'd be surprised at how much of this is and how many people listen to it. it's a subculture certainly, the white supremacist movement, but there are many bands and many labels. sometimes they put this out for free and distribute it at schools, if you can believe it. it's used as a recruiting tool for the movement. >> in an interview page says he started another band, his band,
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called end apathy because it would be, quote, the start towards moving forward. what did he mean by that, do you suppose? >> well, i mean, it sounds particularly ominous now in the wake of the shootings. i mean, there are certain people in the movement who begin to feel like their leadership isn't really doing anything to bring on white revolution. and the band name end apathy sounds like what page was thinking is that it was about time to take action, to maybe become a lone wolf and do something to bring that revolution to fruition. i think that's what the band name means, as we look at what happened the other day. >> page attended a music festival called hammer fest. this festival is held all over the country. like you say, these songs are used to recruit. is this festival used to do that, too? >> yeah, i mean, they really are like lollapaloozas or ozz fests of hate. skinheads come from literally around the world to hammer fests to dance, to be in the mosh
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pits, to fight. it's a really violent subculture, and it's the number one way skinheads get to know each other and get involved in the movement. they're pretty regular. they happen every few months. >> how many people attend these festivals? >> you know, it depends. it can be in the hundreds in some cases, a little more in others. they're really restricted events. usually you have to know somebody in the movement who's willing to tell you where to go. it's not like these things are advertised in public. and then they give you the coordinates and these venues tend to be on private land. usually a few hundred people at each event. >> they have first amendment rights so i suppose cities can do nothing to keep them out, right? >> yeah, that's right. everybody has the right in the united states to say the horrible things like the end apathy band said, page said. so there's nothing to be done about that. what happens, though, oftentimes is the violence spills over. these people get so enraged, they drink a lot of alcohol. and we've had hate crimes occur after hate music events. and that's a real problem for
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law enforcement and for all of us. >> your organization kept an eye on page for, what, ten years? did you ever inform authorities of his existence? >> no. i mean, look. we track literally thousands and thousands of extremists. we collect all this kind of data on them from websites and publications. and there are a lot of people in our files that are just like wade page with the tattoos, the connections to skinheads or other extremist groups. it's a relatively rare few who step over the line and perpetrate violence. >> so apparently this guy bought a gun legally. you kept an eye on him. authorities were aware of him. so that kind of brings you to the question, what can you do to stop these kinds of shootings? >> yeah. you're right. this is a really difficult situation because of first amendment protections which we're all proud that we have in this country. it really is nearly impossible for law enforcement other than to keep a wary eye on people who are involved in extremist movements to know when someone's going to step over the line from
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saying hateful things about other populations into doing something. it's a definitely tricky situation. and i know that the fbi and other law enforcement agencies are constantly concerned about this. we do trainings with law enforcement to make them aware of the potential dangers. but to know when one individual is going to take action is just nearly impossible. >> heidi of the southern poverty law center, thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> thanks for having me. some believe the sikh temple shooting in wisconsin may have been inspired by anti-muslim sentiment. so what can be done about islamophobia in america? it's part of our "talk back question" today. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day, the question for you this morning, what can be done about islamophobia in america? no one knows why wade page allegedly chose the oak creek sikh temple. maybe as horrible as it sounds, it was convenient. maybe it was because worshippers there had brown skin or because
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they wore turbans, or maybe, as so many have speculated, the gunman thought sikhs were muslim. oh, many of us say. now we get it. after all, page had that 9/11 tattoo on his arm. who knows? but again, a religious group felt excell compelled to tell t nation they were peaceful and not militant muslims. >> ignorantly takes it out on a community that he thinks are responsible which is ludicrous in any way. not only are we sikh, we're not muslims, but muslims themselves aren't even responsible as a group for that. >> many observers say sikhs have been unfairly targeted ever since 9/11, but that implies muslims can be fairly targeted. well, they are targeted. a mosque was destroyed by fire in missouri. the fbi suspects arson. in tennessee, neighbors have been trying and trying to keep a mosque from opening in murfreesboro. and in washington, d.c., prominent politicians hint extremist muslims are
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influencing our government despite dubious evidence. but as a society, how can we stem anti-muslim sentiment? >> i think in the longer run, in a matter of months and even years, yes, we are looking at the very real possibility of more domestic terrorism along these lines. you know, we've seen it in europe as well as here, and i think this is accelerating, not decelerating. >> so the "talk back" question today, what can be done about islamophobia in america? your responses later this hour. [ camera clicks ] ♪ it's hard to resist the craveable nature of a nature valley sweet & salty nut bar.
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third straight day of gains. investors optimistic ahead of more corporate earnings reports. and executives and guests of taro pharmaceuticals ringing the opening bell today. it's 30 minutes past the hour. good morning to you. i'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in the newsroom, several members of penn state's board of trustees have filed an appeal with the ncaa. they're contesting sanctions handed down in the wake of the jerry sandusky scandal. they claim penn state's president did not have proper legal authority to sign the agreement without the board's approval. gibson guitar corporation agrees to pay a $300,000 penalty for illegally importing exotic wood from madagascar and india. their deal with the justice department allows them to avoid criminal charges. gibson will also make a $50,000 community service payment to the u.s. fish and wildlife foundation. the psychiatrist who was treating the aurora, colorado, shooting suspect, james holmes, contacted university police six
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weeks before the july 20th movie theater massacre. that's according to cnn affiliate kmgh which also says dr. lynn fenton requested a background check on her patient and had contacted the university threat assessment team. in just a few hours, we'll know if jared loughner changes his plea to guilty in connection with last year's deadly shooting rampage in arizona. cnn's kyung lah is in tucson. >> reporter: the federal case against jared loughner could change dramatically later today. it all depends on what happens inside this building. this is the federal courthouse here in tucson, arizona, where loughner is set to appear. he is accused of killing 6 people and wounding 13 others in a mass shooting that stunned this community and reverberated all the way to the nation's capitol. it happened in january 2011 in
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tucson. among those injured, gabrielle giffords who was shot in the head. now, loughner is set to appear on a court hearing to determine whether or not he's competent to stand trial. if he's found competent, according to court filings, his lawyer has requested a change of plea hearing. now, currently loughner has pled not guilty. a guilty plea would stop a lengthy and painful trial for the victims. in addition to the former representative, there were six people who were killed. among them, a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl. kyung lah, cnn, tucson. >> let's bring in our legal contributor paul callan. paul, welcome. >> good morning, carol. >> jared loughner originally pleaded not guilty. if he's found to be sane and competent to stand trial, why would his attorneys then decide to change his plea to guilty even if it's only on the one charge? >> well, they're fighting the death penalty here, carol. the biggest thing that they face, if they go to trial and he's found guilty by a jury, is that he would be put to death.
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if he pleads guilty to the single count, agrees to a life sentence, he avoids the death penalty. so that's really the only reason that defense lawyers would consider this. of course, the bigger question is why would prosecutors consider it? >> exactly. will it all boil down to what the psychiatrist says on the stand? >> well, it does because it's a two-part proceedings. the first thing is he's got to be found competent to stand trial. and let me tell you something. he's had such severe mental illness that he has not even been able to be brought into a courtroom in recent times. there's been a big fight on the medications that he takes. to be competent to stand trial, you have to understand the proceedings against you and be able to assist your lawyer. if he meets those two tests, even if he has severe mental illness, he can plead guilty. so now today the issue will be, is he competent to stand trial? and if that answer is yes, then at a subsequent time, he can enter a guilty plea if both sides agree. >> but that's tricky. he could have periods of
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lucidity, right? or he could be receiving medication and be sane in those instances. so how do you parse it out? >> well, you raise some great questions because defense lawyers particularly when they're fighting a death penalty, a lot of times they try to say no, i don't want my client to be medicated because they know if he's medicated, he becomes competent to stand trial. also, you lapse into competency and noncompetency depending upon your mental state. so this is very, very tricky stuff with a severely mentally ill individual. and we're seeing a lot of cases like this lately. i mean, we're going to see it in the colorado massacre case as well with the holmes case as we look at the death penalty and mental illness and the interrelationship between the two. >> i was just going to ask you that. this is a test case for the holmes case, right? >> well, it is because i think it's going to give the public a really good look at how difficult the process is. and you know, the law basically
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says if you understand the difference between right and wrong and you can control your behavior in any way, you are not insane. and somebody who may suffer from severe mental illness is not legally insane. in this case, in the loughner case, he had researched assassinations. he planned this. he was pulled over by the police. he was quite lucid before the shooting. so you would think prosecutors would be confident that they could prove their case here. but obviously, they're not. they must know that he's having mental problems in jail, and they're afraid that during a long trial, he'll lapse into obvious mental illness and maybe will get a not guilty finding. and this is what lawyers look at, prosecutors and defense attorneys, in evaluating these cases. >> paul callan, thanks, as usual, for your insight. we appreciate it. >> okay. always nice being with you, carol. it took a herculean effort to get nasa's newest rover on mars, and now more amazing pictures. we're going to show you some new photos from the red planet. woue if there was an easier,
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orbiter, that little tiny parachute on the left side is curiosity as it descends onto mars, the red planet. and finally check out this photo. it was taken by curiosity, one of the first color pictures from mars. it's not the greatest quality. that's because the clear camera cover is coated with dust caused by the landing, but that cover can be removed, and we can look forward to much clearer images. but just unbelievable. let's talk "showbiz" now. sony pictures released an official trailer for the osama bin laden manhunt movie called "zero dark 30." check it out. >> the whole world's going to want in on this. >> i want targets. >> where was the last time you saw bin laden? >> oh, my god, is that what i think it is? >> okay. you know this movie is quite controversial. "showbiz" correspondent
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nischelle turner. are there previews of this movie? will you get to see it before it comes out? >> well, i certainly hope so. you know, we usually get to screen movies ahead of time if we do the sit-down interviews with the cast, so i'm definitely pushing for this one, carol. and this is controversial because some people are accusing this film of being a propaganda movie for the obama administration. and critics, including congressman peerter king, were also directing katherine bigelow and her writing partner got inappropriate access to confidential information while she was working on the script. bigelow and screen writer mark bowl are declining comment when they were asked about sources. these attacks were being made before production had even started on the movie. and the release date of december means it's not really going to have any impact on the election, but i am sure that both sides would like to see this film before the election happens. now, according to an interview in "entertainment weekly," the filmmakers insist the movie is
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not political and that you really don't even see the president on screen. now, bigelow and bowl were the creative forces behind the os r oscar-winning "hurt locker." the expectations for this movie, they expect it to be a contender, too, carol. >> let's talk about that release date. now it's december. was there an earlier release date originally? >> you know, i think it was always around then. you know, when movies are released in november and december, those are the movies that people really look to for the awards season. they're released around that time, and those are the movies that the industry says these are probably the best movies of the year. so releasing it around that time is more so for awards season than to probably release it after the election. >> interesting. okay. let's go to something kind of juicy. elton john versus madonna again. >> yeah. let's lighten this up. the hits just keep on coming with these two, don't they?
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so here's the latest. elton john was giving an on-camera interview in australia when he just went off. and when i say off, i mean off. he said madonna's career was over. her tour was a disaster. and she looked like, quote, a fairgrounds stripper. yeah, he said that. we did reach out to madonna to see if she had a response to these slams. but, you know, she hasn't gotten back to us yet. madonna did take the high road the last time elton and his camp took shots after "the golden globes." maybe she'll say never mind and i'll do that again. there is a report that elton's team thought these comments were being made off the record. and if you see the tape, yeah, the interview feels a little informal, but elton's been in this game for a long time. i think he knows if you're sitting in front of a camera wearing a microphone like i'm talking to you right now, this is going to be recorded, correct? >> i think so. he's a smart guy, that elton john. and he doesn't like madonna. >> exactly. >> nischelle turner, thank you
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could give another $250,000 tax cut to people making more than $3 million a year. it's like robin hood in reverse. it's romney hood. >> the romney camp disagrees with the study the president used to deliver his speech. romney is attending fund-raisers in chicago, and west des moines, later today. in recent months, home prices are slowing while construction is up. telling "cnn money," it feels like we're starting to come off the bottom. ernesto is headed for the yucatan peninsula and could become a category 1 hurricane sometime tomorrow. rain could fall as far south as belize. you never want to think about when the big one might hit, but a lot of americans need
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to be ready for a major earthqua earthquake. who could forget the powerful one that hit japan last year, all the destruction and entire cities gone. now a new study says a quake as powerful as the one that hit japan could hit oregon in the next 50 years. michio is a professor of physics in new york. he's also author of "the new york times" best-seller "physics of the future." welcome. >> glad to be on the show. >> glad to have you here. well, when you say the big one could hit oregon in the next 50 years, it doesn't sound as bad, at least. i mean, how worried should we be? >> very worried. we're sitting on a ticking time bomb. there is a 40% chance of and ea the coast of oregon and washington state in the next 50 years. we are overdue. it's like being 10 months pregnant! >> you don't usually hear about
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earthquakes in oregon. you hear about them in california or other places. >> that's because we have a cascadeia fall 700-mile scar off the coast of northern california, oregon, washington, going all the way into vancouver. but the last time it erupted was in the year 1700. 312 years ago. but here is the rub. scientists recalibrated the giants earthquakes in that fault going back 10,000 years, and they were shocked to find the average interval is 240 years. and it's been 312 years since the last earthquake. we are living on borrowed time. >> so we seem to be pretty good at predicting an earthquake. how good will we be in this instance, giving people a warning? >> well, the people in the area know that there is this cascadeia subduckion fall but
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they don't think it will happen in their lifetime. now we have to revise all of the probability figures. remember, a tsunami in the cascadeia fault could be a hundred feet tall. that is enough to swamp the entire coastline of the pacific northwest, devastate portland, seattle, and vancouver, and also the soil could undergo what is called liquefaction and turn into quick sand in which case buildings slide into the ocean and roads would then also dissolve into the sea. it's a nightmare beyond comprehension and it could happen in our lifetime. >> i'm scared now. how do you prepare for that? is there any way to prepare? >> the scientists at the oregon state university that released this report said we have to upgrade our building codes and re-look at evacuation plans. remember, japan is the world's leader in building
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earthquake-proof buildings but you saw the devastation in fukushima where the tsunami and the earthquake flattened most of the city. that country is the most advanced in terms of earthquake preparation. we have to be even better. >> who is responsible for that? i mean, city in the states don't have much money at this time of, you know, economic malaise. >> we still have some time. a 40% of a chance one in the next 50 years. by the way, previous to this report, it was thought the chance of a big one was 10%. 10% over the next 50 years. . those numbers have gone up dramatically to 40% so there is still time to make preparations now. >> i hope someone does it. thank you very much for being with us this morning. we appreciate it. what can be done with islam ma phobia in america? that's what we are asking you today. your answers are yex. of marketi. with the ability to improve roi through seo
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we asked you to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question this morning, what can be done about islama phobia in america. this is from kyle. people assume they are radical and terrorists. people need to stop fearing everything around them and learn to be more accepting. this is from angela. they need to quit hiding them and help us find them. from ken, hate and prejudices have existed since the beginning of time and nothing we can do to promote understanding and education in our children. from david on sikhs being unfairly targeted. what it implies is many are too ignorant to get their hate right or maybe it doesn't matter. they need someone to hate and strike out against to cover up their own shortcomings.
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just ahead in the newsroom, he was shot nine times outside of a wisconsin temple, but lieutenant brian murphy wanted to make sure other victims were helped first. hear more about this amazing police officer. the massacres in aurora, colorado, oak creek, wisconsin after these deadly shootings a call for president obama and mitt romney to do something and one mayor is helping to lead the charge. it takes years for a boy to reach the pinnacle in scouting. now more eagle scouts are protesting the organization they spent years working with. they are quitting and they are giving back their eagle scout medals. and you would think the rover landing on mars would not be upstaged but one nasa engineer may have done just that, stealing the show with his
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mohawk. "newsroom" begins right now. good morning. i'm carol costello. new details of heroism. the president of the sikh temple and he died trying to protect his fellow worships and armed only with a butter knife. police say he saved lives by delaying the killer long enough for others to escape. this is brian murphy, the first police officer to arrive on the scene. the gunman was waiting as murphy attended to a victim, the killer walked up and opened fire and even critically wounded, murphy's concern was for other victims. here is cnn's randi kaye. >> i'm taking report of an altercation. 7512 south howell. a lot of noise. i'm unable to get much info but there's a fight and now it's -- >> reporter: minutes after the suspect opened fire, oak creek
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police lieutenant brian murphy was on the scene and was attending to one of the victims on the ground in the parking lot but before he knew it, the suspected shooter ambushed him. >> he walked around the squadron and was on top of him. so he was kind of down in a fashion down and he took rounds from a person standing up. >> reporter: oak creek police chief john edwards say murphy was shot eight or nine times and wearing a bullet proof neck but a bullet hit him near the neck and throat. while officer lay bleeding the other officers tried to secure the scene unwaware one of their own had been shot. they tried to reach murphy on the radio telling him they heard gunshots asking him to confirm. they heard nothing back. in his 21 years on the force, lieutenant murphy had never been shot before. the 51-year-old officer was
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recently married and has two stepchildren. he also has a daughter who lives in korea. the suspect still firing and in sight other officers pulled out their rifles and took the fight to them just as the chief says they are trained to do. the suspect shot out of patrol car windshield but after that was shot and killed by one of the officers. the officer who took the suspect down is also a family man with a daughter, a trained marksman similar to a sniper in the military, a 31-year veteran of the force who teaches his sniper skills at the both the united states state department and the fbi. the suspect ka dead but where was lieutenant murphy? his fellow officers weren't sure so they did what they call a par check calling out individual badge numbers over the radio to make sure each officer is okay. >> in this case, they went through everybody and they got responses and when they didn't get a response super murphy, his
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badge is 62, they called 62 in a few minutes. they said we don't get a response. >> reporter: when they did find lieutenant murphy, he waved them off. the chief says murphy was able to speak and told the others, quote, leave me alone. he wanted other officers to hurry up inside to safe the other victims. >> there is no doubt in my mind that the heroic acttions of our police officers prevented a greater tragedy. >> randi kaye, cnn, oak creek, wisconsin. let's head to oak creek right now. david mattingly is there. how is officer lieutenant murphy this morning? >> reporter: well, the last word we heard from the hospital was that he and the two other wounded in this that were being
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treated at the hospital, all three are in critical condition. we know he underwent two surgeries and was said to be resting comfortably that came from his boss, the police chief. we are waiting today to see if what his and the others conditions might be upgraded, but the most serious wound that he has was the one two his neck. that's the one they were most concerned about and that is the one that was causing the most trouble. so at this point, it's wait and see, but, at this point, everyone is still listed in critical condition. >> david mattingly reporting live for us this morning. a closer look at the gunman who killed the six people. wade michael page made no secret of his involvement at the white supremacy movement and that did draw the attention of one civil rights organization. the southern poverty law center said they considered page dangerous enough that they tracked him about 12 years. the feds also followed page and his white power punk band end
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apathy. law enforcement officials took notice but not enough evidence to open a full investigation. here is a sampling of one of page's rage-filled songs. ♪ >> page's former stepmother says his hatred must have boiled up in the decade since she lost touch with him, but an army buddy who knew page before his 1998 discharge says even then, page talked of a racial holy war that was coming. a sign of healing in a small indiana town devastated by a deadly tornado. one of the most memorable images from the twister in henryville last march was a school bus that slammed into this cafe. no one injured when the winds packing up more than 200 miles an hour tossed the empty bus into the empty diner. five months later, crowd came out to celebrate the opening of
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the diner that has been renamed by owner herman sykes. >> budroe bus stop because the bus rolled in here and stopped! >> in the moments before the tornado struck, sykes had taken his workers and customers to the safety of the basement. ♪ there's no work. just play in grenada this afternoon. a holiday to honor the island's very first olympic medal winner! 19-year-old kirani james took gold last night in the 400 meter race. zain verjee is in london. wow! >> that is exciting for him! >> yeah, exciting. first medal ever for grenada. he comes from a small fishing town and everyone is going nuts. one official put it this way.
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his winning was more important than christopher columbus landing. that is the significance of this event, it has. what was james has done is end a long string of u.s. victories in the 400 meters and was an accidental winner here, many people are saying but so talented. only 19. he is a student. he also showed a lot of class in the semifinals. i was in the stadium when this happened and when the south african athlete oscar pistorius ran and lost in the semifinals and what kirani james did was take off his name tag and exchange it with him. a class act and a lot of people still talking about that. well done, grenada! >> james is the youngest olympian to win the 400 meters. but there's another winner who is the oldest. so i'm curious. >> he is 34 years old, the 400 meter hurdles and his name is
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felix sanchez. everybody was moved watching him get moved. take a look at this. he was so emotional. he got the gold. he got it eight years ago. his grandma died when he was competing in the olympics at the time. and he said that he really wanted to run this race for his grandma and even put her name at the bottom of his tag. he just -- he won and so uncontrollable and sobbing away. even though he beat a british athlete and everyone was disappointed about that but the more emotional he got, the more everyone kept cheering him. you know? so it's tough. nobody thought he could do it. 34 years old. the oldest to win this for the second time. >> i'm sure grandma was watching. way up from above. that's awesome. zain verjee, thanks. a hot button issue. gun control. as wisconsin tries to cope with the tragedy of sunday's shooting, the debate heats up again. ♪
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loughner might change his plea to guilty. he is accused of killing 13 in tucson last yeyear. a judge must decide if he is competent to stand trial. a cause of a fire that destroyed a mosque in joplin, missouri. the fbi was investigating a fire last month that damaged the roof. security cameras were destroyed in this latest fire. gas prices taking a big jump. the news report says the national average of a price of regular unleaded is nearly $3.65 a gallon, an increase of 14 cents from a week ago. in weather news. tropical storm ernesto is heading toward the yucatan peninsula and could become a category one hurricane as it reaches land midnight tomorrow. rain could fall as part south as belize. new video quite fascinating. a cloud of ash from a volcano that is rumphing to life and erupted yesterday for the first time in 115 years.
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those aren't snow drifts dotting the mountain side either. that is ash. it's still spewing out today. no injuries are reported, but one hut was crushed by falling debris. that hut was more than a mile away from this thing. as authorities try to figure out why a gunman opened fire in a wisconsin temple, gun control advocates aren't waiting and talking openly and louled about the need for gun control and they are again pressuring the white house. here is dan lothian. >> reporter: faced with another tragic act of violence, this time in wisconsin, president obama is under pressure to do something. >> i think all of us recognize that these kinds of terrible tragic events are happening with too much regularity for us not to do some soul searching and to examine additional ways that we can reduce violence.
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>> reporter: but he has delivered similar remarks before. most recently at the national urban league convention in new orleans in the wake of the colorado massacre. >> we should leave no stone unturned and recognize that we have no greater mission as a country than keeping our young people safe. >> reporter: stopping gun violence has been an elusive target but mayor michael bloomberg, a loud voice on the issue, says there has been a deafening silence from the president and his challenger mitt romney on gun control. >> the two presidential candidates cannot continue to avoid an issue that is one of the most serious threats we face as a nation and for our security. >> reporter: press repeatedly on the president's plans, white house spokesman djay carney. repeated the president would support any new ban on assault weapons and safeguarding second amendment rights in bearing
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arms. >> the question that the president discussed in new orleans was not one of a specific high profile against alone. the unfortunate reality is that while these terrible incidents get a lot of headlines, there is violence in america every day. >> reporter: but bloomberg and the group mayors against illegal guns are calling for details. not only from the president, but mitt romney. >> our leaders gave us a moment of silence then. >> but they haven't given us a plan. >> reporter: the group released this tv ad featuring survivors of the tucson shootings. >> we demand a plan. >> because 48,000 americans will be murdered with guns during the next president's term. >> have you seen this ad and your reaction to it? >> i haven't. >> reporter: as the white house, congress, and other politicians debate the issue, some argue the public's attention is focused in the wrong direction. >> my own view is let's get tough on criminals, have tough penalties for the illegal use of weaponry or any other illegal
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activity that an assailment against another person. >> reporter: dan lothian is in washington. dan, let's talk reality. how likely is it either candidate will actually talk guns in america on the campaign trail? >> reporter: well, look. it's always possible but this is something that could come up on the campaign trail most likely, someone will ask a question in a town hall. the campaign on both sides so far is on the economy and particularly on taxes. each side accusing the other of being better in terms of having the best policy when it comes to taxes for middle class americans. so, again, it could potentially come up, but most likely would be from a question asked. now as for the president, he wants to put together some kind of group at some point made up of law enforcement officials, faith leaders, elected officials to try to make some progress on
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this issue. but, again, it's unclear whether this is something that would happen in the next few weeks or months. >> dan lothian reporting for us from washington. as you heard from dan, the group mayors against illegal guns is leading the way in the push for tighter gun control laws. one of those mayors is elizabeth tisda tisdale, the mayor in ill loy. welcome, mayor. >> thank you for having me. >> every time one of the tragedies happen, the latest in wisconsin, we talk about gun control and people say you're using this for political purposes and then nothing really changes. >> well, something has to change because not only have there been the incidents, the high profile ones in htucson and in the movi theater and in a house of worship, but already incidents every single day in america. there were people who were firing guns outside st. francis
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hospital at 5:40 in the afternoon on sunday and they will be in the hospital to be treated for an allergic reaction to medication. a kid got into an argument with another, we think, gang member and when they left the hospital, they were shooting at one another. that is absolutely unacceptable. kids should not have guns. they should argue the way children always have. but not with guns. >> well, the difficulty comes in is what do you do about the guns? for example, the suspect in the wisconsin shooting, he purchased the gun legally. was there a 48-hour waiting period in wisconsin. he waited. he bought the gun. it was legal. how do you stop something like that? >> i would ban guns. i'm radical on the issue. but i understand that hunters want to hunt, but you don't need a handgun and you don't need an assault rifle to hunt bambi. >> but, see, those who are for
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gun rights, when they hear you say i'm radical, i want to ban guns, that probably means they don't trust anything else you would say on this issue. >> as mayor of evanston, the first homicide that occurred while i was mayor, i knew what to do. i panicked completely. then i thought what would i want if i lived on that block? and i thought i'd want the mayor to come. so i went and i knocked on doors to talk with neighbors about what would make their neighborhood safer and the first door i knocked on, they opened the door just half an inch and when i said i was the mayor, they opened it open sesame and told me what the impact was of foreclosed homes and dragging bodies out of those empty homes and violence coming into their neighborhood. and i visited every single block where a homicide occurred ever since and learned a great deal. and in one house, i was talking
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with a couple about safety and as i was leaving, i said to their son, i'm your mayor too. i think he was 8 years old. i said, is there anything you want to tell me? and he said, yes. i'm afraid to play outside in the home of the free, where raising children, who are afraid to play outside of their own home. >> i think, you know, most people can empathize with that story but so many guns in the united states right now and so many people own guns and so many criminals have guns, that some feel the only answer is to arm yourselves. then you see stuff like this. this is a video from a jewelry store in garden grove, california. the store owner started shooting at a group of gunmen who intended to rob her. she had a gun and watch these guys run. you know people are thinking, oh, my goodness. if she didn't have a gun, what
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would have happened in this store? so how do you answer them and say -- that banning guns is the right answer? >> if she didn't have a gun and if the people trying to rob her didn't have a gun, that would have removed guns from the equation. i agree with you, we have a long way to go in this country before we will have guns in the hands of people who responsibly use them and use them to hunt. my son, one of my sons hunts and he certainly does it responsibly and he has never used a gun in any manner except to hunt, but i think that we can get guns out of the hands of people who absolutely are not qualified to have them and we have to start somewhere. we need a plan. >> yeah. someone needs to come up with a plan, right? mayor tisdahl, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> we will be back.
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now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, what can be done about
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islama phobia in america? no one knows why wide michael page allegedly chose the sikh temple in oak creek. maybe it was convenient? maybe it was because worshipers there had brown skin or maybe because they wore turbans or maybe because the gunman thought sikhs were muslim! many of us say we get it now. after all page had that 911 tattoo on his arm. who knows. again, a religious group felt compelled to tell the world they are people, not muslims. >> he takes it out on a community he thinks which are responsible which is ludicrous in every way. >> many observers say sikhs have been unfairly targeted ever since 9/11 but that means muslims have been fairly targeted. they are targeted. a mosque destroyed by fire in
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missouri. the fbi suspects arson. in tennessee, neighbors are still trying to keep a mosque from opening in murphysboro. as a society, how can we stem anti-muslim violence? >> 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. you know, we have seen it in europe, as well as here. i think this is accelerating, not decelerating. >> the talk back question today. what can be done about islamophobia in america. your responses later this hour. almost a day and it has since curiosity rover landed on the surface of the red planet. well, more pictures to show you when we come back. the perfect place to bring the all-new cadillac ats
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mourners will gather for a third straight night of vigils for the six people killed in a shooting rampage at a wisconsin sikh temple. police say army veteran wade michael page was the only gunman and he was shot to death by police responding to the attacks. police in florida arrested a man with a stash of fake military and law enforcement uniforms, badges, even a nasa flight suit. authorities are asking the public about roy antigua to determine if he is a threat or living fantasy lives. port richie's police chief met him three months ago. syria opposition say 115 people across the country today. there are fears syria's military is on the brink of a major salt
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on olepo. the nasa rover curiosity on mars only a day and sending back already unbelievable images from the red planet. we are getting a new look at the landing that curiosity had to go through. this video made by still images shot from curiosity and this is the beginning of the amazing sights you can now see. john zarrella is on the phone from pasadena. john, you're going to take us through thee pictures, i know that, and the video. also, engineers will have the another briefing. what will they say. >> reporter: we assume what her going to do is give us an indication of the first checkouts of curiosity. the scientists wanted to go through and make sure the systems are all working and that will take quite a while and they don't expect to do a lot of science until a couple of weeks until every system is checked out but they are going to continue to give us these terrific pictures. and those pictures that you've been showing, carol, the ones we are seeing now, the descent
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image camera. interesting story there. mike maylin, made the image and we kind of call him the mars photographer. he has put many cameras are mars missions. interesting story here. a few years ago when nasa was in the process of trying to save money for this mission, they cut the camera out of the mission and we would never have had these pictures, except maylin decided to go ahead and finish the pro this on his own, so that all of us down here on earth would have the opportunity to go to mars with him. so that's kind of a unique story around these images that are so spectacular of the rover curiosity landing on the surface. >> tell us about this silver disk that we are seeing in this particular picture. >> reporter: what you're seeing there in that picture was taken from the mars reconnaissance orbiter.
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they done this for. a lander called phoenix they were able to do the same thing, an image with the reconnaissance orbiter that is flying overhead of mars but to do that would require a tremendous amount of very specific demands sent up the mro to get it in the right position. what we are seeing there is the curiosity at the end of that giant parachute plunging through the atmosphere. now, the parachewed is already deployed, so that means curiosity is being slowed right there to about 200 miles an hour. at which point, then the parachute would have been jettison. that picture taken from mro as curiosity is plunging through the atmosphere. just spectacular you can get that kind of imagery from an orbiting satellite 154 million miles away. >> wow! >> there are some of the first color images that we are seeing literally from curiosity and that is from that camera, one of
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the cameras there on the front of curiosity and it appears what we are starting to make out in the distance there is that mount sharp. some of the first images that we saw were mount sharp and nasa hopes they are going to be able to get curiosity over the course of the next two years up to the mountain because i believe that that mountain has all of this layered material that goes back billions of years, a sedimentary rock. by looking back in time -- and that is what you do when you look at these layers of rock -- they will be able to determine, you know, perhaps what went wrong on mars. you know? mars was a much wetter planet and much more earth-like back then and they are hoping to see that period in mars' history through those rocks and get an idea of, you know, what went wrong on mars, why it dit turn out the way it is now and why are we the way we are now? one of the main questions.
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the big question they hope to ask in that crater site where they are, you know, is to try and find out the building blocks of life, looking for water, looking for carbon material. >> right. >> and trying to determine if life was ever possible on mars. we are talking microbial life or perhaps somewhere on mars, it still exists in that form. >> just fascinating. what might be a close second to these pictures, john s a mohawk. i don't know if you've heard. one of the nasa engineers has become famous for his mohawk. >> reporter: i talked to him. i talked with him yesterday. yeah. i talked with him yesterday. >> before you get there, let me show you a picture of this engineer. he was in that room as the mars rover landed. you see him there with this mohawk. he has become this internet sensation. listen. >> i'm getting some extra e-mails that i wasn't expecting and some text from my friends.
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and then once we had landed and i looked at my phone for real, actually. all of a sudden i see these links to pictures of me on the internet. funny captions and whatever. i woke up this morning and it's mind blowing like this kind of internet celebrity. i had a different kind of color and cut for lunch and this one is for landing. it's a good way of having fun and i think kind of celebrating what an accomplishment this is. >> so he had 120 twitter followers. now he has 33,000! so maybe nasa has found the secret to inspiring young engineers? >> reporter: i talked with him. that sound there is from the interview i did with him yesterday. and, you know, he was just totally aghast. he said he had no idea his hair would go viral like that. i said what about your family, what do they think? oh, they are traveling. i don't think they know yet!
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many of his family haven't seen his do and he said if they have any spectacular discoveries down the road with this spacecraft he fully intends to come up with some other color schemes for the mohawk for those events and i'm sure the way this mission is likely to go, we're going to see a lot more of his hair in the next couple of years. >> we hope so. john zarrella, thanks so much. we will take a quick break and be back with more. can be such a big thing in an old friend's life. we discovered that by blending enhanced botanical oils into our food, we can help brighten an old dog's mind so he's up to his old tricks. it's just one way purina one is making the world a better place... one pet at a time. discover vibrant maturity and more at
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the manhunt for osama bin laden is coming to a theater near you. sony pictures just released a trailer for "zero dark 30." take a look. >> oh, my god. is that what i think it is? >> when was the last time you saw bin laden? >> don't get much of a hint there. the movie has inspired a lot of controversy. showbiz correspondent nichelle turner joins us from los angeles. i can't wait to see it, actually. >> reporter: yeah. you and me both.
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because the movie has been talked about so much, carol. you know? so now that we are starting to get a little bit of a sneak peek, the people's interest will be piqued again. you talked about it's controversial and because people are accusing the film of being a propaganda tool for the obama administration during an election year. some critics, including republican congressman peter king, claimed the doctor katherine bigalow got confidential information while working on the script. bigalow and her people are saying the production had been made before the movie had been started and the push date is pushed to december which means it will not have any impact on the election now. according to an interview in "entertainment weekly," the filmmakers insist the movie
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isn't political and you don't see the president on the screen. the expectations for this movie yet another contender for the oscar race. >> that trailer is out too. some politicos might object to even that. because that trailer is going to run in november, right? see? >> yeah. you know, you know now they released the trailer the talk of this movie will be ramped up and bo both sides will be going at it. >> as is usual. watch "showbiz tonight" at 11:00 eastern on hln.
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46 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories. john edwards former aide andrew young will not face contempt charges. he was accused of providing investigators secret material in edwards federal corruption investigation. edwards former mistress filed a lawsuit trying to reclaim the sensitive materials. the chicago library wants books back. return your books and fines will be waived. the missing items worth $2 million. in sports the nfl about to make history. thursday night in a preseason game between the green bay packers and the san diego chargers, the first female referee will take the field! shannon easton is a college and high school referee. she is part of a group of
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replacement refs. the nfl and its regular officials are in the middle of a contract dispute. the boy scouts of america are used to giving away medals to scouts, not receiving them. we will talk to one eagle scout who returned his.
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it is the highest achievement a boy scout can earn. a eagle scout medal and badge. only 2% of scouts attain eagle scout status. now dozens of eagles, as they are called, are returning their medals to the boy scouts to protest the organization's reaffirmation on the organization's ban on gas. martin sizmar is one of those eagle counties. good morning and welcome. >> thanks. >> why did you decide to return your medal? >> they had a secret review and
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they just decided without allowing their board to vote on it that they were going to continue be on gay scouts. i want my eagle badge as long as they were doing that. >> what did your eagle scout status mean? i mean, tell me how special this was for you as a boy scout. >> i joined scouts after i turned 11 and got my eagle when i turned 18 and the biggest day of my life to that point. it was something i was really proud of. i moved around the country. i always brought my badge with me everywhere i moved because it was something i really treasured. >> i think the motto is once an eagle, always an eagle, though, right? >> i think that's the motto, but i'm no longer an eagle. i turned my badge in and i have said that i'm not well to the organization any more so long they continue a policy of discrimination. >> what did they say when you turned your medal in? >> i haven't heard back. i sent a letter and posted it to facebook and a lot of people
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shared it around and a lot of eagles had been doing that before and have done it since. i haven't heard back yet. the spokesman just keeps sending off the same press release to everybody who asks him about it so i'm not sure what they think. >> were you surprised the boy scouts reaffirmed their policy? religion has always entered into this organization. >> well, religion, yes, but there are a lot of religions that don't believe it's okay to discriminate against gay people. the episcopal church, there my be a gay priest and yet a gay boy can't be in the troop and tying knots with the other scouts. i was surprised they did it especially in the way they did after having just a secret review and then handing this down rather than actually discussing it and allowing it to be an issue that they took seriously. >> i understand that the president of the united states is the honorary president of the boy scouts. that is the tradition along all of our presidents.
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do you think president obama ought to remain the honorary president of the boy scouts? >> i think he ought to look at it after november. i think bigger issues the country to address right now other than that. i think he and some other politicians who accept awards from the boy scouts should think seriously about. >> do you think many eagle scouts are following your lead? >> i have seen about a hundred online so far. so i think there are some. eagle scouts tend to be great people and all of the eagles i've met everywhere i've gone, i've met so many great people and they are principal people and i think that, yeah, there will be more that will continue to do this. >> martin sizmar, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thanks. what could be done about islamophobia in american? we are asking you that today and your response are next. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve.
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nothing says summer like grilling. but some studies found eating food cooked over and open flame may cause cancer. today's "daily dose" we show you ways to significantly reduce those risks. >> one of all the season's big culinary highlights is meat cooked on the frill. some of the fat forms a compound which has been shown to be linked with cancer and heart disease. luckily, there is a way around it by mixing your meat and serving it with spices and herbs. so it's great taste wise and health wise. a study in the american journal of clinical nutrition you can
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reduce these compounds by about 70% simply by mixing your burger meat, for example, with delicious spices and herbs like oregano, rosemary and paprika and garlic. next time you cook up a burger or make a steak rub your steak with these wonderful spices or mix your burger meat with them and you'll have a much healthier way! we asked you to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question this morning, what can be done about islamophobia in america. this is a novel idea, teach about the religions of american religion in grade school classes starting there. this from jared. this from kez. muslims don't hide radicals. why? because radicals have no regard for human life, including mine or my children's. as muslims, we are to preserve
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life. this from jim. the perception is that muslim terrorism is not about a few radicals. muslim nations like iran, syria and yemen are perceived as sponsoring terrorism and others including saudi arabia are seen as financing terrorism. keep the conversation going. thank you for joining me today. we continue right now with kate bolduan. >> my heart goes out to those people. i'm as devastated for them. >> the onetime stepmother of the sikh shares the grief. we are live oak creek coming up. while pictures like these send nasa over the moon. if you absolutely positively don't want to wait in baggage claim, one airline will bring
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your bag to your home. of course, that comes with a fee. we begin with the brutalized community determined to heal. 48 hours after wade michael page shot up a sikh temple outside of milwaukee, shock and fear giving way to pain, prayer, and resolve. for a third straight night, mourners and supporters plan to gather in honor of victims and survivors and the selfless acts of two men in particular. the temple's leader and a police lieutenant who waved off paramedics after being shot nine times, if you can believe it. david mattingly is joining me with more on those stories and much more on this case. the wounded officer, lieutenant brian murphy, how is he doing now? >> reporter: well, yesterday, he was listed in critical condition. today, the hospital says there is no change in that. he was shot eight to nine times. he was the first officer to arrive on the scene and actually ran to the aid of a person who had been shot there in the parking lot when he was ambushed by the killer and shot at very
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close range. his boss, the police chief, says he was shot in the extremities as well and most serious wound in his neck and the most trouble with. he has gone through a cuff surgeries and said to be resting peacefully but he and the two others wounded at the shooting and in the hospital remain in critical condition. >> everyone is keeping them in their thoughts and prayers. what more are we learning about the gunman, wade michael page, and specifically his history of hate? >> reporter: what we're finding out is that he did not make his feelings about white supremacy a secret and this went on as a partner of behavior for decades dating back to the days in the army. he talked about a coming race war with one of his friends there and he would talk about it with a great deal of conviction. when they asked him and challenged him where these beliefs were coming from, they said he would sort of avoid the question. afte


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