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it's been making those since last september. in a statement, the federal open market committee said it's waiting for evidence that progress will be sustained before adjusting the wais of its purchases. the stimulus has pumped cash into the mortgage and bond
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markets, keeping mortgage rates and borrowing costs low. that has fueled the red hot housing market and spurred stocks to a 20% gain over the past year. many investors expect stocks to go higher. good news for 401(k)s but only half the country is invested in stocks. >> there are fewer people working but fewer people who are looking for work and so that meant that the unemployment rate came down but for the wrong reasons. >> reporter: companies are used to getting by with fewer workers since the recession. that and slow economic growth but ben bernanke and whoever succeeds him in a tough spot. goldman sachs saying the next potential window for this tapering of the fed might be the december fed reserve meeting. stay tuned. there is a meeting in object, too. >> if we're going to ride a wave, hopefully we're all on it. what does this mean for the regular family. >> the most important thing here
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is the fed is trying to create jobs, create an economic environment where we can have jobs. i was at a conference last week for the working poor. progressive economists, concerned about the fed pulling back too soon. they said it would be people on the margins who would feel it first. the first beneficiaries, you could argue, wall street, the people making a lot of money. the first to get hurt, progressive economists say, the working people. >> while the stock market is soaring, the u.s. government is moving one day closer to a shutdown. the president accusing republicans of engaging in an all-out civil war, blasting speaker john boehner for buckling to conservatives by trying to defund the president's health care law as part of keeping the government funded. jim acosta is live at the white house with much more on this. jim, seems as senator john mccain told us last week, we've seen this movie before. >> that's right, kate. president obama said he is taking a stand against what he called an apocalypse every three
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months. check the battery on your washington crisis countdown clock because here they go again. >> it's 11 days to a possible government shutdown and this latest budget battle pitting republicans in congress against president obama is becoming the symptoming a-turning sequel to the sequel. >> what i will not do is to create a habit, a pattern, whereby the full faith and credit of the united states ends up being a bargaining chip to set policy. >> reporter: this time, the threat is all too real. not only does the government run out of money october 1st, the nation is set to hit a deet ceiling and go into fall mid-october, teague up a washington dysfunction double whammy, the likes of which american has never seen before. >> are we looking at a gridlocked nato? >> if congress fails to act, yes, it's possible. i'm not sure about the nato part of it. >> reporter: for now,
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republicans in congress say they will only vote on a spending bill that defunds obama care. >> we are going to do everything we can to repeal the president's failed health care law. >> reporter: but that's not going to go anywhere, it's likely. a government shutdown has loomed four times since 2011 but each time, a deal was struck to avert disaster. some republicans say this is one rerun they don't want to watch. >> we can't let the government shut down. we can be kamikazes and general custer. >> reporter: and the white house may be watching some of this battle from the sidelines as republicans are going after each other, after texas senator ted cruz said that the senate may not have the votes to defund obama care. house republicans went ballistic. one house republican, shawn duffy from wisconsin accused crews of waving the white flag of surrender. so this is starting to get interesting as we head into the next 11 days before the government shuts down.
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chris? >> jim, thank you very much. hopefully they come up with a better solution than punishing everybody else. we want to give you new details about the washington yard shooting. secretary ray mavis -- and the entire processing surrounding naval security clearances. this comes amid growing controversy about the way the shooting itself was handled by base security. and we're learning about mysterious phrases etched on the shooter's gun. pamela brown is live in washington with more on the investigation. good morning, pamela. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. that's right. new details emerging suggesting the rampage could have been contained more quickly and as this investigation continues, officials at this point telling us that they still don't know what the motive is and there's questions now, chris, we may never know what a tangible motive is, what was going through aaron alexis's amind during that shooting, also new details emerging, painting a
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picture of the damage inside building 197, damage so extensi extensive, sources tell us it will take weeks to repair and re-open. as investigators sift through the evidence in the navy yard killings, odd details are emerging. a federal law enforcement source tells cnn alexis made unexplained etchings into the shotgun he used in the attack. the etchings read, "better off this way" and "my elf weapon." questions remain about whether the rampage could have been prevented. navy officials in rhode island never passed along police reports about alexis' erratic behavior, claiming he was hearing voices. >> where there are gaps we will close them, where there are inadequacies, we will address them and where there are failures we will correct them.
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we owe the victims, their families and all our people nothing less. >> reporter: a government official tells cnn when the first radio call came in about a shooting at the navy yard, highly trained tactical capital police officers attempting to help stop the rampage were told by a watch commander to stand down. the capital police chief has ordered an independent review of their response and the critical first moments after the shooting was reported. >> fbi. >> reporter: investigators still don't know why law enforcement sources say nothing points to a specific motive for the rampage. even after the seizure of aaron alexis's computer and other possessions. and interviews with the social contacts for clues. the mother of the gunman apologizing wednesday to the families of the victims. >> i don't know why he did what he did and i'll never be able to ask him, why. aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone and for that, i am glad.
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to the families of the victims, i am so, so very sorry that this has happened. my heart is broken. >> reporter: the medical examiner's office expected to release the autopsy results of aaron alexis very soon. meantime, president obama is expected to attend a memorial service for the victims of monday's tragedy. this coming sunday. kate? >> all right, pamela, thank you so much for that. a lot of news developing at this very hour. we go straight to michaela for the latest. good morning to the two of you and you at home. boulder county reducing the figure to four people unaccounted for. larimer county, left at 197. the floods are being blamed for six deaths.
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a chicago maintenance worker was killed when water from a flash flood inundated a sewer that he was working in underground. it happened wednesday night on rockwell street in the northwest side of chicago. contractors had been performing maintenance work when one of the workers was swept away by the surging water. his body was found in a sewer about a block north of where he had been working. a fire is burning at a chemical plan the in thomas, oklahoma. several explosions have happened. people living in the immediate vicinity have been ordered to evacuate their homes. investigator have not yet determined the cause. the fire chief says everyone inside the plant has been accounted for and no injuries have been reported. john mccain using the power of the pen to counter vladimir putin's op-ed in "the new york times" last week. he wrote his own commentary in the online rush paper. he tells the russian people, quote, president putin and his
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associate don't respect your dignity. they harass, threaten and banish organizations that defend your right to self-governance. a young girl abducted from her georgia home is back home with her family. we've now learned that the suspects -- the girl's mother and a suspect were once arrested together. two men are still facing charges in the abduction of ayvani hope perez. officials tell cnn affiliate wsb tv one of them, alberto contreras rodriguez was arrested in a drug arrest with ayvani's mother. dr. andy soakle, a veterinarian and diehard fan of the auburn tigers. this is his dog popeye. yes, this is what they did, broomed popeye in honor the
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tigers. >> he's shy. he's excited. there he is. he's not shaking. >> dr. soakle says popeye loves the extra attention but he needs to get his roots done. >> he has one eye. >> his gray is coming through. >> that dog had one eye by the way. >> point out those things. >> there's a story behind it. >> there was another story in the news about how they groomed a dog to look like a lion. >> how about the chinese who put one in the zoo thinking that it was a lion. >> that's a dog. >> this is a slippery slope. >> i'm surprised we don't see more of that. >> people passing off dogs as other animals. >> i have an aardvark here. >> didn't berman show us weird grooming? >> yes, that we don't see more fancy cuts on dogs. usually it's just poodles. i permed my dog. you had a golden. >> i'm kind of anti-clothes on
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dogs. >> you just lost a lot of friends. >> they put shoes on dogs. >> rain boots. >> gives the city a bad name. >> i know. >> it's a violation, no question about it. we have a winner, everyone. america's newest millionaire does not reside at this table. but it may reside in lexington, south carolina. that's where the single winning ticket was sold in last night's powerball lottery jackpot worth an estimated $400 million. cnn's sara ganim is live in lexington. the search is on. is it one person, is it a group, what do we know? >> reporter: what we know is there's a lot of excitement here. if you work into this murphy express behind me where the winning ticket was sold, a clerk will ask you, did you buy a lottery ticket here? they're telling everyone who did. double check the numbers. this is a big jackpot, $400 million. it all went on to a single ticket.
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there have been a lot of times where a single ticket went to an office pool or a group of people that end up splitting it. $400 million is a lot of money. it's kind of early. we expect to get more information as the day goes on. i have to tell you, we're less than 100 yards from the highway, from i-20 that runs all across the nation. while they do get a lot of local traffic from lexington, south carolina, they get a lot of people passing through. according to south carolina law, if this winner doesn't want to come forward, they can remain anonymous. we may never know who this person really is. kate? >> that's the way to do it. every state is different. that's the way to do it. all right, sara, come back to us. go searching for them. we need to seek this person out. >> i have a shopping spree i've been wanting to go on. >> and have. >> thank you. true. >> time to take a break. coming up on "new day," we've been enjoying a light hurricane
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welcome back to "new day." catastrophic damage in mexico this morning as hurricane manuel batters the pacific coast. at least 80 people have been killed, dozens are missing after a mudslide buried homes in one community. 40,000 tourists, including americans are now stranded in the resort town of acapulco because of widespread flooding from the storm. that is where we find cnn's shasta darlington with the latest. >> reporter: chaos in the beach resort of acapulco. three days after manuel made landfall, the city's international airport submerged in waist-deep floodwaters. some 40,000 tourists struggling to get out after the worst storm damage to hit mexico in years here outside the air force base, there are hundreds and hundreds of people in line, really as far as you can see, many of them have been waiting all day and some even spent the night here. most of the tourists are mexican but we also find a medical student from los angeles.
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>> we tried to leave on monday. so we all got together in the car to go and the road was blocked. we didn't get further than a mile. >> reporter: she spent 12 hours in this line today but seems to accept she may not get on a flight. >> we're a lot better off than a lot of people. >> reporter: more than 10,000 tourists have been air lifted out, many of them abandoning cars and belongings in their desperation to get home. the air force is carrying supplies to towns and neighborhoods that have been completely cut off by washed out bridges and roads. electricity and phone lines were down for two days and running water won't be restored to many homes for another 20 days. at least 80 people have been killed and a million people affected across the country by the onslaught of three different tropical storms. >> that was shasta darlington in
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mexico. thank you so much. mexico is out of the clear as it's getting pounded by hurricane manuel. let's get to indra petersons for more on the forecast. what are he they looking at here? >> not since the '50s have they had two named stores hit mexico within 24 hours. that's what they're dealing with, ingrid from the gulf and manuel from the pacific side. the key is the terrain. forget the 5, 10 inches. once it comes down those mountainsides, you're seeing huge mudslides that's producing havoc in acapulco. here's the key. manuel has reformed. heavy rain expected again today in another resorttown, mazatlan. it's not moving very fast. slow to move. this is going to wreak havoc again. look at the amount of rainfall, it's the same thing, down those mountainsides. we're see flooding and mudslides
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you're watching "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. welcome back to "new day." it is thursday, september 19th. coming up, a story out of oklahoma you just have to see. two cars, six bodies and a decades-old mystery all found at the bottom of a lake. why police think they may solve a cold case. we brought you the announcement exclusively yesterday, so how are americans responding to the starbucks ceo asking customers to keep their guns out of his stores? we'll have that a little later on. let's get right to michaela for the top stories right now. >> we're watching the dow jones and s&p 500. they will be opening near all-time highs this morning.
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they each hit records before falling off a bit near the close of trading yesterday. the nasdaq hit a 13-year high. these rallies came on the heels of the federal reserve's decision not to slow its bond purchases in place to stimulate the economy. stocks in asia rallied, shares in europe opened higher today as well. calls for more investigations in the wake of the navy yard massac massacre, the secretary of the navy ordering not one but three reviews into security clearances. defense secretary chuck hagel ordering his own wider review of how those clearances are granted. also, we have learned a capital police tactical team was less than 30 seconds from the navy yard, prepared to enter when a watch commander ordered them to back away. subway service back up and running in cairo. service was brought to a stop this morning after explosive devices were found on the tracks. those
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entrepreneurs have obsessions with long life spans, creating -- we're going to live for 200 years. i for one don't have enough retirement income. >> what kind of timetable are they looking at? >> they haven't said. google is known for real blue sky projects. they famously allow their engineers to take a percentage of their time to just do wild projects and they don't know when they're going to pay off but when they do, it could be big. >> a great read in "time" magazine. thank you. >> solving death. >> solving death, yes. >> one google search at a time. thanks so much. >> stick around for our must-see moment. it's really kind of cool. have you ever wondered what it would truly be like to get a
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the washington navy yard shooter's gun. what do they mean? we'll give you the latest at the top of the hour. la's known definitely for its traffic, congestion, for the smog. but there are a lot of people that do ride the bus. and now that the buses are running on natural gas, they don't throw out as much pollution into the air. so i feel good. i feel like i'm doing my part to help out the environment.
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north korea said that it's ready to resume nuclear talks with the u.s. for the first time in five years. president obama said it's going to be pretty awkward. not talking to north korea but having to thank dennis rodman. >> the ceo of starbucks is asking customers to stop bringing guns into the coffee chain stores. yes. he said it's our job to rob you guys. >> that $4 latte.
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nice job, conan. >> i like that. >> cocoa wins. did you know that pro golf crowns a solo champion each season. >> no. >> the winner's prize, a cool $10 million. let's bring in andy scholes for this morning's bleacher report. i didn't know about this but i like it. >> big bucks on the line for the 30 golfers competing in this year's tour championship. five players can win the $10 million by winning this weekend in atlanta, henrik stenson, tiger woods, and others qualify. a huge trade went down in the nfl yesterday. trent richardson from the cleveland browns was sent to the indianapolis colts for a first round pick in next year's draft. browns fans aren't happy about this one. they drafted richardson third overall just last year, now they're starting over once
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again. the colts meanwhile, have an amazing one-two punch in richard son and andrew luck. in the lineup section of bleacherreport.com, today check out beard night at fenway park. fans with a beard, real or fake, were given $1 tickets to last night's game against the orioles. more than 4,000 fans took advantage of the deal. they held this promotion because the majority of the red sox players are rocking beards right now. they got that started pretty early in the season. the red sox have been doing it for a while. it's working. they have the best record in baseball. >> beard night. andy scholes, i'm trying to imagine you have a beard. >> they make me shave every morning. >> can't distract from that face, andy. too good looking for a beard. >> andy is going to stop coming on. he's like all you do is pick on me. >> by calling him handsome. poor andy. it's time for the rock
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block, everyone. a quick roundup of the stories you'll be talking about today. first up, michaela. let's take a look in the "new york daily news" hottest jobs for graduating class of 2018, health and marketing. bill and hillary clinton backing de blasio. "the new york post," a homeless man from boston, he found a bag filled with $40,000 in travelers checks and turned it in to police. he's being rewarded for his honesty. he's so far received $73,000 in donations. warms your heart, doesn't it? time now for business news and christine romans. >> the iphone hits stores on friday morning but maybe you can't wake up at dawn to wait in line. task rabbit is advertising line sitters to go in line to wait for you. it will cost $14 an hour.
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grand theft auto 5 sold a record $800 million in one day. the release is a good sign that this fall's big game franchise follow-ups will do well also. he started a craze, beanie babies. the government says he stashed a bunch of cash and didn't pay tax on it. ty warner set to pay a $53 million penalty. we are going to be warming up for a few more days this summer. we are enjoying this, temperatures should go just a hint above normal, new york, 74, 75. nothing drastic here. notice what's going on in pittsburgh. by saturday we go from 80s to 60s. whoa, what is going on? it looks like we're setting up for an amazing weekend. no. cold front starts to slide through. by saturday night in through sunday, yes, we are going to be talking about rain here in the northeast. for your last day of summer? tell me what is wrong for this
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equation. >> thanks, indra. >> we're now at the top of the hour which means it's time for the top news. there was another really loud bang. that's when i realized there was somebody in the building shooting people. >> final words, the navy yard shooter's last message etched into his gun. why was one elite tactical force called back during the massacre. sudden surge. the stock market hits record highs. your 401(k) just keeps on growing but the economy is not in the clear yet. what you need to know, this morning. the golden ticket, one lucky winner takes the whole prize, all $400 million in last night's powerball drawing. who is this instant millionaire? your "new day" starts right now. what you need to know -- >> where there are failures we will correct them.
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we owe the victims, the families and all our people nothing less. >> announcer: what you just have to see. >> get up. >> i can't get up. >> get up! >> yeah, we need -- >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning. welcome back to "new day." it's thursday, september 19th, 7:00 in the east. coming up this hour, a horrible kidnapping has an improbable happy ending. the teenager who was abducted at gunpoint, a terrifying home invasion back with her family this morning. two suspects in custody. but the armed men who kidnapped the teen still on the run. there are questions about the mother's connection to one of those suspects. we'll try to unravel it this morning. here's a question for you. how much food do you think you throw out because it's past the expiration date?
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there's a new study about how long your food really lasts. it's an interesting conversation. we'll have that. are you a fan of the wheel? i know a lot of people are. >> the wheel as it's known. >> wheel of fortune contestant has a chance to win a million bucks. he loses it all when he slightly mispronounced two words. was the show being fair, unfair, are the rules the rules? we'll talk with paul atkinson, live here on "new day." the latest in the washington navy yard shooting. we're learning about significant damage to building 197 where the rampage took place and making matters worse, there are questions now surrounding the police response to the shooting. with the latest this morning, let's go to cnn's pamela brown live in washington. good morning, pamela. >> reporter: good morning to you, kate. that's right. there's new information suggesting the rampage could have been contained more quickly if an elite tactical team hadn't been turned away in the moments after that shooting.
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at this point, as this investigation continues, we still don't have -- officials say they still don't have a moti motive. there's questions as to whether we'll have a clear-cut answer as to what was going through aaron alexis's mind during that shooting. as investigators sift through the evidence in the navy yard killings, odd details are emerging. a federal law enforcement source tells cnn alexis made unexplained etchings into the shotgun he used in the attack. the etchings read, "better off this way" and "my elf weapon." investigators don't know what the sayings are supposed to mean. questions remain about whether the rampage could have been prevented. navy officials in rhode island never passed along police reports about alexis' erratic behavior, claiming he was hearing voices. >> where there are gaps, we will close them. where there are inadequacies, we will address them. and where there are failures, we
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will correct them. we owe the victims, their families and all our people nothing less. >> reporter: new details have emerged suggesting authorities might have been able to contain the gunman more quickly. a government official tells cnn when the first radio call came in about a shooting at the navy yard, highly trained tactical capitol police officers attempting to help stop the rampage were told by a watch commander to stand down. the capitol police chief has ordered an independent review of their response and the critical first moments after the shooting was reported. >> fbi. >> reporter: investigators still don't know why. law enforcement sources say nothing points to a specific motive for the rampage. even after the seizure of aaron alexis's computer and other possessions. and interviews with the social contacts for clues. the mother of the gunman apologizing wednesday to the families of the victims. >> i don't know why he did what he did and i'll never be able to ask him, why.
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aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone and for that, i am glad. to the families of the victims, i am so, so very sorry that this has happened. my heart is broken. >> reporter: new details are emerging, painting a picture of the damage inside building 197. as sources told our barbara starr, blood everywhere, damage everywhere, damage so extensive the building may not be re-opened for several weeks. meantime, we are still waiting for autopsy results, toxicology results for aaron alexis, medical examiner's office still hasn't released that information. this sunday, president obama is expected to attend a memorial service for the victims of monday's tragedy. back to you. >> pamela, thank you very much. the biggest questions go to whether or not this could have been prevented. joining us now is rear admiral john kirby.
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admiral kirby, thank you for joining us. appreciate it this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> let's begin with the main proposition. do you recognize that this man should not have had military clearance? >> that's what we're looking at right now, chris, to be honest with you. secretary mavis ordered three rapid reviews last night. one of the three is to take a close look at the forensics of mr. alexis's naval career to see if there were things we should have picked up on. >> it seems like an easy question to answer, though, doesn't it, admiral? you know the rhode island police reached out recently in august, told the navy he said he was hearing voices pumped by men with microwaves. you know he was telling this to co-workers. >> right. >> you know he went to the hospital about it. isn't that enough to say he should have had his clearance pulled pending an investigation? >> it's certainly enough to get us to take a hard look at this. that's what we're going to do. we don't have indications that the reports from the newport police went any higher than the
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local-based security officers at newport. we're taking a hard look at that as well. >> and it's just when you say taking a hard look, it suggests a process rather than conclusion. but wouldn't you agree, the information, if true, should have been enough to have the clearance pulled? >> i think it's very easy to do this in hindsight, when you look back and the aggregate of this young man's naval career, trouble with the law, it's easy to draw the conclusion, yes, probably something should have been done or said differently. when you look at it in time as it happened, none of these incidents on their own, individually would lead anybody to indicate that he was going to be a threat to himself or others. >> well, the defense secretary, chuck hagel says something went wrong. there were red flags. is he right? >> absolutely he's right. clearly something went wrong and there were red flags.
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looking back on it, it's easy to see that now. it's harder when you're in the moment, at the time. we'll do a careful review. nobody is more transparent or more accountable than the united states navy. we take great pride in that. to the degree we miss things, we'll take account for that. >> you know that suspicion goes oned this particular shooter. you have the audit that says whether it was cost cutting or whatever that people of suspicious backgrounds got access. there's concern as to whether or not there could be more people like this shooter within the ranks of the navy or getting clearance to sensitive areas. how do you deal with that? >> we're looking at that dogig report right now. the system is studied is not the same system mr. alexis was registered in. sadly would not have prevented the tragedy on monday. we're grateful for the ig for taking a look at that. we'll implement whatever
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recommendations we deem appropriate. >> fair point. do you know anything about this tactical team being pulled off the scene and why that would have happened? >> i don't, chris. that's really a 4r5u6789 law enforcement issue. >> it's a terrible scene inside building 197. what are the plans of going forward? is there an idea of preparing something for those who were hurt and lost their lives there? >> there's a lot to your question. we have two emergency family assistance centers set up. one is at the navy yard, one is at joint base bowling across the anacostia river. there are mental health providers, chaplains, standing by. there are people being seen. the building is still a crime scene. the fbi still has perview over that building. the navy yard is beginning to open. i think you've covered that. 197 will stay closed for at least a few more days. then it will probably be some
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time even after that before the building is really ready to get back into business. nobody's going to be rushed back to work here. we'll make sure that the people that work there certainly the people that witnessed this tragic attack get all the care and attention they need. if they need more time before they come back to work, we'll certainly give them that. >> on the primary objective, as you know, we'll stay on this. people need to have confidence that the people who get clearance for sensitive areas are stable, obviously. we look forward to checking in with you, admiral, on this. >> happy to do that, chris. thanks very much. >> thank you for joining us, sir. kate, over to you. if you have a 401(k), chances are it's looking better this morning. thank ben bernanke for that. the fed chairman's decision to keep pumping money into the economy triggered record closes for the dow and the s&p 500. christine romans is here to take a look at what this means, not only now but going forward. it's good news. but how long can it last? >> it's good news and it can't last forever. the big question is the fed has a lot of cash.
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it can keep pumping it in there. there may come a time when too much cash becomes a problem. that day hasn't come yet, at least not yesterday. >> stocks surged to record highs wednesday, a sizzling rally set off by ben bernanke doing, well, nothing. >> well, i don't recall stating that we would do any particular thing in this meeting. >> reporter: investors thought the federal reserve might pull back on the $85 billion a month in bond purchases it had been making since last september. but in a statement, the federal open market committee said it is waiting for evidence that, quote, progress will be sustained before adjusting the pace of its purchases. the stimulus has pumped cash into the mortgage and bond markets, keeping mortgage rates and borrowing costs low. that's fueled the red hot housing market and spurred stocks to a 20% gain over the past year. many investors expect stocks to go even higher this year. great news for those with 401(k)s but only half the
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country is invested in stocks. the fed's bigger problem has been slow job growth. >> there are actually fewer people working but fewer people who are looking for work and so that meant that the unemployment rate came down but for the wrong reasons. >> reporter: companies are used to getting by with fewer workers since the recession. that and slow economic growth put ben bernanke and whoever succeeds him in a tough spot. goldman sachs said this morning it expects the next window of opportunity for the fed to be the december meeting. the fed wants to see more data before it makes a decision to begin turning off that spigot of money. it's a spigot of money. think of ben bernanke with a fire hose, spewing $85 billion a month into the economy. that continues full blast for now. >> talk about unsustainable when you describe it that way. mortgages are something that everyone can relate to, even if they're not necessarily in the market, in wall street. what does this mean for mortgage rates? >> yesterday i would have told you you'll see mortgage rates at 5%, 6% next year because the
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feld will be pulling back. the fed is not pulling back yet. 4.57 is the 30-year fixed rate right now. a lot of people are saying it's a new window of opportunity for home buyers and refinancers here. you might not see the spike up many people have thought. good news for home owners. it really is. >> by way of segue we have the government on the one hand juicing the markets and putting as much money in as they can to keep things stable and on the other side, we have lawmakers thinking about shutting it all down. >> that's right. >> ben bernanke was slamming congress because of just that. >> ben bernanke is the only one working in congress some would say -- in washington rather. congress is not working, the fed is doing all the work. >> we have a solution. we're going to shut government down. yes, lawmakers are considering doing it again. why? because they can't find a way to compromise. whom did they decide to punish? you. not even republicans can agree amongst themselves on what to do and why.
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the white house is accusing them of engaging in their own civil war. the question is will the white house have a bet every solution? let's go live to cnn's jim acosta at the white house. what a mess and it's barely started. >> only in washington. that's right, chris. president obama says he is taking a stand against what he calls an apocalypse every three months. so check the battery in your washington crisis countdown clock, because here they go again. >> it's 11 days to a possible government shutdown and this latest budget battle pitting republicans in congress against president obama is becoming the stomach-turning sequel to the sequel. >> what i will not do is to create a habit, a pattern, whereby the full faith and credit of the united states ends up being a bargaining chip to set policy. >> reporter: this time, the threat is all too real. not only does the government run out of money october 1st, the
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nation is set to hit the debt ceiling and go into default mid-october, teeing up a washington dysfunction double whammy, the likes of which american has never seen before. >> are we looking at a gridlocked nato? >> if congress fails to act, yes, it's possible. i'm not sure about the nato part of it. >> reporter: for now, republicans in congress say they will only vote on a spending bill that defunds obama care. >> we are going to do everything we can to repeal the president's failed health care law. >> reporter: but that's not expected to go anywhere in the democrat-controlled senate, ramaling up the likelihood of a shutdown at the end of the month. we've been here before. a government shutdown has loomed four times since 2011 but each time, a deal was struck to avert disaster. some republicans say this is one rerun they don't want to watch. >> we can't let the government shut down. we can't be kamikazes and we can't be general custer. >> reporter: and the white house may be watching some of this battle from the sidelines as
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house republicans are furious with senator ted cruz, who said the senate may not have the votes on the republican side to defund obama care. shawn duffy accused cruz of waving the white flag of surrender. republicans may be getting on the same page later today. just this morning, house speaker john boehner released a new web video attacking the president for being willing to negotiate with vladimir putin but not with them. >> it is already getting nasty. >> that's right. >> thank you very much for the reporting. appreciate it. jim's getting it right but nobody else is down there. carnie said the nato part, i don't know about. obviously a conference to sharknado. what's sharknado? i think that's how i would describe the situation. >> john mccain did tell us he's seen the movie before. maybe he was referencing
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sharknado. a lot of news developing at this hour. >> good morning. a check on things happening in colorado. 200 people remain unaccounted for after last week's historic flooding in colorado. boulder, saw 9 inches of rain last thursday. that's almost half its annual rainfall. communities are now faced with the question of how to provide emergency services and repairs. the concern is now expanding to nebraska where runoff water is posing a threat of flooding into the weekend. meanwhile, flash flooding being blamed for the death of a sewer worker in chicago. a fire department spokesman says contractors were doing maintenance when a surge of water swept one of the workers away. helicopter and marine units, even robotic cameras were used in the effort to find the man. he just removed a harness to access a confined space. a blistering op-ed by republican senator john mccain accusing russian president vladimir putin of bigotry, self-serving rule and cozying up to tyrants like syria's bashar
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al assad. he goes on to say he's made her a friend to tyrants and enemy to the oppressed and untrusted by nations that seek to build a safer, more peaceful and prosperous world. residents of a washington township in toledo, ohio say officer eric hart when too far when he pulled over cassandra meyers, wound up ordering her entire family, including her 14-year-old son to lay on the ground at gunpoint. a neighbor videotaped part of the encounter. after it went viral. officer hart was placed on paid administrative leave. >> the bbc reporting that former british prime minister tony blair's daughter was held at gunpoint, during an attempted robbery wednesday night in central london. 25-year-old katherine blair was threatened by two suspects with a gun. police say the firearm was seen but not used.
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nobody was injured and nothing was stolen. so far, no arrests have been made in that case. a tennessee appeals court ruling in favor of parents that wanted to name their baby messiah. she was told that was a title reserved for jesus christ and she was ordered to change her baby's name to martin. a judge wednesday overturned that decision. saying the lower court had acted unconstitutionally. look at that little face. >> we agree on where we stand on that name fight. cutest baby in the world. remember i said i was completely distracted. so cute. >> he was gorgeous and very well behave had. >> he was. >> at least they can move forward. >> let's get the forecast from indra. good morning. >> it's a little bit misleading. it looks like it's good. we're warming up, going towards the weekend. we're loving this and then you
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find out, wait, wait, there is rain coming our way. what is going on? well, the teasers we saw in chicago, that warm front cruised through. let's start with the warm front and the fact that temperatures will be warming up. look at this. 10, 15 degrees above normal, st. louis seeing 90s, kansas city, 90s and notice the cold front. we remember cold front brings cold air. look at the difference as this slides through first, into the midwest overnight tonight. we'll talk about temperatures dropping by tomorrow. >> first, we are looking for severe weather anywhere from wisconsin down through kansas. even a tornado is possible. that's what happens when you get warm air next to the cold air. looking for that threat. here we go again. still the same cold front making its way towards the northeast for the weekend. we will be talking about the beautiful pressure we have disappearing and temperatures
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going back down. why not throw in a little rain. >> a little one-two punch. >> were you watching the powerball action? turns out we have a winner. yes, one person will take home $400 million. no splits, no multiple winners, nothing to muck it up. one person. that single winning powerball lottery ticket was sold in lexington, south carolina. the jackpot is the fifth largest lottery prize in u.s. history. the question is, when do we get to meet the winner? the answer maybe never. cnn's sara ganim is live in lexington, south carolina. that's true, right, sara? >> yes, it is. somebody walked into this murphy express yesterday afternoon and bought a winning powerball ticket. if you walk in there today, a clerk will ask you, did you buy a lotto ticket here? if you did, double check the numbers. it is a majorly big jackpot. $400 million and you're right, all to one single ticket. here's the thing, though, one
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single ticket doesn't necessarily mean it was one person. we've seen in the past where people pooled together, office pools, they buy a ticket and share that money. lexington, south carolina, we are about 100 yards from a highway that goes east and west across the entire united states. this gas station does get a lot of local customers but they also get a lot of people who are from out of town. the good news is the person who won have 180 days to come back here and claim their prize. but they have to come back to south carolina to get it. now, the catch, like you said, we may never know who this person is. south carolina law allows for them to remain anonymous. we may never know that winner. chris? >> it's a good law. >> the mystery continues. >> it's a good law. >> too many bad stories when people become public after these as we've all heard before. sara ganim, thank you very much for the reporting. appreciate it.
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>> coming up next on "new day," a 14-year-old georgia girl finally back with her family after being abducted during a violent home invasion. the police are looking for more suspects in this case. we'll bring you the story. and a report we brought to you exclusively on wednesday, lighting up the nation. the starbucks ceo asking you to keep your guns at home. simple request? not to where of you. we'll tell you about it. hey lady! noooo! no! [ tires screech ] ♪ nooo! nooo! nooo! hey lady, that's diesel! i know. ♪ ♪ ♪ i save time, money,st, and i avoid frustration. you'll find reviews on home repair to healthcare, written by people just like you. find out why more than two million members
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at&t mobile share for business. ♪ welcome back to "new day." you do not hear endings like this too often. tears of joy as a georgia teen abducted at gunpoint reunited with her family wednesday. the 14-year-old was kidnapped from her own house during a violent home invasion. now, two suspects are in
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custody. police say more are on the run. martin savage is at the cnn center with the latest. >> good morning. you're absolutely right. a happy ending like this is seldom. there are two suspects at least that are out there, they're considered armed and dangerous. we're learning more about a potential motive and the news is troubling. there. >> reporter: two signs that ayvani perez was safely back where they belonged, the police cars guarding the street where they lives and big bunch of welcome home balloons. neighbors caught a quick glimpse and heard from the young victim. >> she looked pretty good, didn't look scared or having gone through that ordeal, shaken. she came out and was very good, pleasant. >> reporter: officials say perez was found safe in a residence 25 miles from her home and that she had never left the metro atlanta area. she was kidnapped during a violent home invasion early tuesday and found 34 hours later
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after an intense law enforcement effort involving 150 local, state and federal officers. >> this is a good day. >> reporter: authorities had good news but few details about what led to the teen's freedom. >> we currently have two suspects in custody. we're looking at some other suspects. >> reporter: among those still at large, the man thought to have carried out the brazen kidnapping. >> we believe those suspects are still at large. >> reporter: the men burst into the home, terrorizing the mother and two children, demanding money and jewelry. when they didn't get it, they stole something far more precious, 14-year-old ayvani. at decisional suspects suggest more than a random break-in. there may be a link between the victim's family and the suspects. the ordeal of a young girl may be over but the investigation into why she was taken seems far from it. there is new information that's coming to light. the mother of that 14-year-old
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was arrested as part of a drug raid last year in georgia. another person that was also arrested is one of those suspects. now in custody in connection with her daughter's kidnapping. there does appear to be a link here and that would mean this crime apparently was not so random. chris and kate. >> so horrible no matter what that that young girl got caught up in the middle of all of this. >> right. >> martin, thank you so much. the head of starbucks, making headlines with his new stance on guns in his stores. it's getting, probably, not surprisingly, strong reaction from both sides of the gun debate. we'll have the details on that ahead. listen to this one. many a time i have regretted throwing out food that looked good but was past the expiration date. tornadoes out i was right. >> or maybe. >> billions of pounds of food each year may be wasted. new news about expiration dates when we come back. and vindicatiofor some.
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>> announcer: you're watching "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. welcome back to "new day," everyone. it is thursday, september 19th. coming up in the show, it is not just about coffee and croissants anymore. starbucks leaps into the nation's red hot debate over gun control. the company's ceo says he is being forced to use starbucks stores as a soap box. we have the reaction this morning to his announcement. plus, we'll call it the wheel of misfortune. contestant paul atkinson is here, he got this close to
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snagging a $1 million prize. he put the emphasis on the wrong syllable and the judges say no way. >> let's first get to michaela for the headlines this morning. >> i would not have on cue done the syllable. >> i have a lot of practice, getting things wrong. it will come in time. you'll see. the headlines at this hour, 33 minutes after the hour. a growing controversy in the aftermath of monday's deadly shooting rampage at the d.c. navy yard, a government official telling cnn tactical officers with the u.s. capitol police tried to stop the tragedy b were ordered by a watch commander to return to their positions at the capitol. all this when the officers were 30 seconds from the base. the fed's decision not to dial back economic stimulus,
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giving investors reason to celebrate, the dow jones and the s&p 500 hitting all-time highs. the nasdaq climbing to a 13-year high. many expected the announcement to cut back stimulus. markets in asia and europe also climbed today. ken norton has died, former boxing champion. he was the only heavyweight champion not aachieve his title in the ring. he won it on a technicality. he's best known for three memorable fights with muhammad ali. he won the first, lost the other two. ken norton was 70 years old. infomercial king and convicted fraudster, kevin trudeau. his lawyer claims he's on the brink of bankruptcy but the u.s. government says he's no popper,
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citing two recent $180 haircuts, a $900 cigar bill and $800 whole foods bill. this is something i wish i hadn't missed. bryant park invaded by a flashmob. they gathered with cutlery, tables and chairs. it's been a regular event in paris since 1988. my whites were at the cleaners. that's my excuse. i can't mobilize in 30 minutes. >> your whites were at the cleaners. >> that would have been fun but i had such anxiety. >> do you want to do it today, just you and me? >> if you plan it in advance it is not a flashmob. >> you're not invited. >> all right. >> i don't want to be at your french party. let's move now to the reaction over starbucks leap
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into the gun control debate. the company's ceo asked cuffs to leave their guns at home but stopped short of banning them. we first told you about this in a cnn exclusive interview yesterday. howard schultz is reelaborating in an open letter in newspapers nationwide. poppy harlow is here to talk about it. >> we knew there would be. it was an announcement that ignited debate the minute the news broke. one of the world's biggest companies, one of the world's most recognizable brand says they want your business but nothing to do with your guns. starbucks this morning hearing views from all sides all across the country. >> i don't think they should allow people to come in with guns at all. >> i tend to respect their wishes. i won't be taking my business to starbucks. >> reporter: the coffee giant feeling the heat and garnering praise after making its mark in the gun debate. >> starbucks is not a policymaker. and in fact we're not pro or anti-gun.
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>> reporter: starbucks ceo howard schultz penned this open letter in newspapers nationwide, requesting customers no longer bring guns into their stores. >> we've seen advocates an both sides of this debate. to use starbucks as a staging ground for their own motivations. a number of episodes in which people have walked into our stores carrying a gun, customers have felt significantly uncomfortable, children have felt uncomfortable. >> reporter: just last month, a group of newtown residents sent schultz this letter, asking starbucks to ban guns. >> we would have preferred an outright ban. i think it's a step in the right direction. it sent a clear message. >> reporter: it's not a ban, which schultz could have done but guns no longer welcome still sparked debate on the street and online. >> i think it's great. i'm glad he did something. i hope people take it to heart. >> i don't think it oversteps bounds at all. we're a country that prides themselves for corporate independence. they can do what they want.
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>> reporter: ryan and bill carry their guns in public, generally concealed. >> in a free society like america where we're supposed to honor equality, tolerance and each other's rights here we have a company saying we don't want that right in our store. i think that's unfortunate. >> i don't own a gun. it won't affect me one way or the other. but i believe that someone feels like they have a need to carry a gun, i think they have every right. >> reporter: whether starbucks' business takes a hit or feels the love is yet to be seen. >> i asked starbucks what they think so far in the last 24 hours about the reaction to this news since we told you about it yesterday morning. they said they recognize there's always deep passion on both sides but they said this in a statement, in making this respectful request we did not expect to satisfy everyone on both sides of this debate, however, we believe the majority of our customers agree this is a reasonable approach. i think the question is, do people abide by it or does this
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incite them to bring guns into starbucks. will he have to go further with this? >> he'll have to respect the law. it's interesting. you have a right to bear arms. not an unlimited right. that's why we have the laws. i think he put himself in a box as i said yesterday. >> companies can ban them. disney theme parks, pete's coffee, a & m movie theaters. >> gets a lot of attention. >> yes. coming up on "new day," you know one of the in-house battles where the food has gone bad and we rely on expiration dates. studies show that americans are throwing away tons of food because of misleading expiration dates. a contest and is the denied
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welcome back to "new day." so, the question of the day, are you wasting food every week because you think you're just being safe? a new study says yes, it's about those labels on your food that says sell by or best by. we all live by it, i would argue. one poll shows 91% of consumers says they have thrown out food past its sell by date. they might not need to be doing that. let's bring in the director of the harvard law school's food law and policy clinic and co-arthur of a new study that brings this to light.
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what's the big takeaway. >> the big takeaway from our study is these dates are not regulated and most people think they have meaning but in fact at the federal level the only food that has rules about date labels is infant formula. everything else is made up by states and by companies. there's completely no -- inconsistent and no legal definition around them. >> so the sell by -- the sell by, used by, best by date is fiction? >> yes, for the most part. manufacturers are doing an estimate of what they think the best quality will be but they're trying to be protective of their brands. they were intended from the beginning to be about freshness. people forgot that and they think they're about safety. >> i'm all about trashing the expiration dates. they have to put some date with some rationale behind it. they should know their product. what is the line in terms of how much faith you put in the date? >> well, i think really it's up to consumers to, you know, look at the food and smell the milk.
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>> common sense? >> yes, common sense. >> there's no science behind it that you're aware of just from observation? >> yes. they mainly do tests with consumers and say when the most people still think it tastes very good, we are going to put the date then. people shouldn't eat something that tastes bad but you shouldn't throw it away, clear everything out on the fridge on the date that passes. >> does there need to be oversight to rework how this labeling is even working? maybe put an invisible, something that's not obvious to our -- the consumer's eye? is there a way to regulate it? better? >> yes. that's what we're trying to say in this report, is just that really two main things. first is that the dates should be coherent, reliable and consistent so that it has a meaning to consumers. we should be standardizing them and have one label that means quality. everyone knows this means quality. for the handful of foods where there might be a safety issue,
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let's be clear. we don't need to hide the ball and put a million different labels on thing and sell by dates which are an indicator for stores, take them off the packages. consumers don't need to have that information. let's stick with the labels men the for consumers. >> how much food did you find is wasted by consumers throwing out food prematurely? >> we don't have great numbers in the u.s. about 40% of the food in the u.s. goes uneaten. that's a lot. that's almost half of our food. >> that's a horrible number. >> i know. in the united kingdom they found that 20% of their waste was because of confusion over dates. i think it's probably higher here. >> wow. something to think about. >> you know that brick of cheese you have in the fridge, give it a second look. cut that green part off of it, put it back in the fridge. >> that's old school. >> that's what we used to do. you remember. cut off the bad part. cheese for everybody. >> it goes without saying, the
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study is endorsing the thought of, does this smell bad? >> you smell great. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> you're still good. that date, i'll erase it. >> erase my sell by date. >> thank you. fascinating story. >> can't wait to get home today to get to that fridge. coming up on "new day," france is banning child beauty pageants. why? to protect girls from being sexualized too early. didn't know it was a word but a strong point. a newly crowned miss america will join us live with her take. plus, a million dollar puzzle involving a wheel of fortune contest and the and unfortunate mispronunciation. we'll talk to the contestant who lost on some big money because he got a little tongue tied. coming up. with the spark cash card
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spin or solve? >> i'm going to solve. >> all right. >> corner curio cabinet. >> lewis, your turn. >> i'll solve. corner curio cabinet. >> yeah, that's it. >> what? >> that's not right. >> what? >> poor guy. >> will you show atkinson for a
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second. he was watching that. he couldn't even believe it. >> i watch it hundreds of times. >> you land on the elusive million dollar wedge. this is the dream. you nail the tough part of it. you're ready to solve. you've got the bow tie on and what did you say? >> i said corno curio cabinet. >> i thought you mispronounced curio. >> that was the issue is i had never seen that word before. i'd never heard it, i'd never seen it written down so i was so stressed out about pronouncing curio, making sure you pronounce that right so i was staring at that word when i said corner and i cut the "o" at the end and it came out corno. >> it's not the world that solved the puzzle. >> i mispronounced the word that was spelled. >> were you just livid?
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>> only to myself. honestly, no. the people that the "wheel of fortune," they were so nice. pat sajak came up to me at the commercial break and said don't worry, it happens hundreds of times and far worse than you have ever done. he actually said i'm going to go talk to the producers and see what we can do and he came back -- >> he came back with a case of spam. >> you didn't use the actual word, paul. >> are you a firefighter? >> i am a firefighter. >> in oregon. >> yeah. >> hello, everyone. i'm sure all of your guys and gals were watching. what did they say? >> despite my best efforts to hide it, word got out and my phone, i put it on vibrate during my parents' viewing party. it was just a constant, constant vibrate, like for 30 minutes straight. >> everybody watches the wheel, baby. >> oh, yeah. i'm a wheel watcher. >> are you watching the wheel anymore now after that? >> that was like the second time i watched it in like a month and
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a half when it was taped. because whenever i would hear the music, i would just be sick to my stomach. oh, it was terrible. >> so the guy that won, he kind of benefitted from your misstep. but you don't feel bad? >> no. the guy that won, lewis, i only knew the guy for eight hours. the nicest guy i've ever met in eight hours. honestly, such a cool guy. >> it's not about lewis anyway. >> you are the nicest guy ever. >> i know you hit that bar hard, though, in vegas after this happened. you say you took it but you needed to go get a little quiet time for a while. >> my best friend in the world, alan perry, came with me. and i was so upset with myself that we took off from the venue and we got to the first bar and he said we need some tequila over here. but he helped me out, we got through it and some tequila and a $5 craps table in vegas helped
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out. >> and you won, right? >> i won like $2,000. >> a silver lining. but two things. first of all, "the wheel of fortune" does have a rule, you have to pronounce things. and it wasn't like if you got that right, you got the million. it just put you in the process to get the million. >> it would have been a five or six-step process to get the million dollars. i messed up step two. so it would have had -- a lot of other things would have had to happen to win that million dollars. >> do you find you're overpronouncing things now to be very, very clear? listen to my words? >> no, no. >> do you at least now know what a corner curio cabinet is? >> i received lots of picture messages of what a corner curio cabinet is. lots of firefighters. >> there's one in the mail for you right now. >> i'm sure it is. >> you got to relive it all over again. >> you're getting attention, though. something good is going to come out of this for you. >> your attitude.
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>> look, he's a great guy. he's a firefighter, he's trying to save lives. this didn't go your way. although, i've got to tell you, you lost me when it was corner that you mispronounced and not curio. >> the word that was spelled out. >> it sounds like my name. nobody gets my name right. i understand. but corner? >> you should make fun of us because you've probably been watching the show and see what we mispronounce. >> you guys are the pros. >> thank you very much. >> good luck going forward. >> thanks, guys. thanks for having me. coming up next on "new day," down in mexico, acapulco sounds very nice for a vacation but this is not the vacation folks had in mind. thousands of tourists stranded with dozens of storms flooding the airport. we'll show you how people are coping coming up. we'll head back to washington. some tough questions mounting about the navy yard shooting. under the microscope, the response. were tactical officers told to wait? if so, why?
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the reason that he did not see me is because he was so intent on shooting her. >> called back. the elite tactical force pulled away from the navy yard massacre. did that decision cost lives? and the shooter's motive may have been etched on his gun. what it read, and what it may have meant. a mexican resort town now under water. the airports fleeooded, america trapped. we're live on the scene. we've got a winner. a single ticket takes home last
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night's biggest powerball drawing. so who is it? >> your "new day" continues right now. what you need to know. >> this is a good day. she is safe. >> what you just have to see. ♪ i came in like the wrecking ball ♪ ♪ i never hit so hard >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning and welcome back to "new day" everyone. it is thursday, september 19th. 8:00 in the east. coming up in the show, what on earth is going on with wall street? stocks picking up steam around the world after the fed's big surprise wednesday. so what does it mean for you? we're going to break it down. the good news is the suburban atlanta girl abducted from her home is back safe with her family, but serious questions remain. two men are in custody but two men are still on the loose, and
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one of them has a connection to the girl's mother. you'll find out what that's about. and here she is. not me, miss america. there she is. she will be live in our studio this morning. france, the nation of france is trying to ban beauty pageants for little girls. we'll ask her what she thinks about that and what it's like to wear that crown. so many questions. first, a growing scandal just days after the deadly shooting spree at the washington navy yard. questions about the response. why tactical officers were told to wait. this as the secretary of the navy orders three separate reviews of the shooting. let's bring in pamela brown, she's tracking the latest developments live from the navy yard. good morning, pamela. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. that's right, there is new information suggesting the rampage could have been contained more quickly if an elite tactical team hadn't been told to stand down. as this investigation continues, still no word on a motive and officials are questioning whether we'll ever have a
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clear-cut answer of why aaron alexis went on that deadly shooting rampage. as investigators sift through the evidence in the navy yard killings, odd details are emerging. a federal law enforcement source tells cnn alexis made unexplained etchings into the shotgun he used in the attack. the etchings read "better off this way" and "my elf weapon." investigators don't know what the sayings are supposed to mean, so questions remain about whether the rampage could have been prevented. maybe officials in rhode island never passed on police reports about alexis' erratic behavior, claiming he was hearing voices. >> where there are gaps, we will close them. where they are inadequacies, we will address them. and where there are failures, we will correct them. we owe the victims, their families and all our people nothing less. >> reporter: new details have emerged suggesting authorities might have been able to contain
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the gunman more quickly. a government official tells cnn when the first radio call came in about a shooting at the navy yard, highly trained tactical capitol police officers attempting to help stop the rampage were told by a watch commander to stand down. the capitol police chief has ordered an independent fact review of their response in the critical first moments after the shooting was reported. investigators still don't know why. law enforcement sources say nothing points to a specific motive for the rampage ooerchgs after the seizure of aaron alexis' computer and other possessions and interviews with the social contacts for clues. the mother of the gunman apologizing wednesday to the families of the victims. >> i don't know why he did what he did and i'll never be able to ask him why. aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone, and for that i am glad. to the families of the victims, i am so, so very sorry that this has happened.
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my heart is broken. >> reporter: new details are emerging painting a picture of the extent of damage inside building 197. sources tell our barbara starr there's blood everywhere, damage everywhere, it could take weeks before the building is repaired and opened. meantime, we're still waiting for autopsy results, toxicology results from the medical examiner's office. also, this sunday president obama will be attending a memorial service for the victims of monday's tragedy. kate and chris. >> all right, pamela, thank you so much for that. looking at stocks this morning, after record closing numbers wednesday on wall street, global markets are responding positively well to the news from fed chairman ben bernanke that stimulus will continue. major european and asian stocks were up over 1% in morning trading, so what does this mean for you? for that we of course turn to christine romans. so what does it all mean? >> it means if stock futures of any indication this morning you'll see another winning day on wall street.
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but you can never tell whether investors will wake up and decide they partied too hard yesterday and that was -- wow, that was some party. stocks surged to record highs wednesday, a sizzling rally set off by fed chairman ben bernanke doing, well, nothing. >> well, i don't recall stating that we would do any particular thing in this meeting. >> investors thought the federal reserve might pull back on the $85 billion a month in bond purchases it had been making since last september. but in a statement the federal open market committee said it is waiting that progress will be sustained before adjusting the pace of its purchases. the stimulus has pumped cash into the mortgage and bond market keeping mortgage rates and borrowing costs low. that's fueled the red-hot housing market and spurred stocks to a 20% gain over the past year. many investors expect stocks to go even higher this year. great news for those with 401(k)s, but only half the
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country is invested in stocks. the fed's bigger problem has been slow job growth. >> there are fewer people working but even fewer people looking for work, so that meant that the unemployment rate came down, but for the wrong reasons. >> reporter: companies are used to getting by with fewer workers since the recession. that and slow economic growth put ben bernanke and whoever succeeds him in a tough spot. and so now the speculation rampant about when the fed will take the training wheels off the economy. ubs says it thinks the fed will hold off on tapering until late january. by then economists thinks there will be enough data that prove that they can take these crutches away and the economy can stand on its own two feet. >> and is that why folks should be worried? even though we're talking about good news in the markets today. >> yay, stocks are at record highs, interest rates are coming down and it's good for your mortgage, but the reason is because the market, the economy,
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is underlying weakness is what ben bernanke is worried about. he smacked congress again yesterday. he's worried about a government shutdown. he's worried about drama, manufactured crises over the debt ceiling. the fed is worried about congress and what's happening in congress and worried that job creation is too weak to let it stand on its own. >> on the fact we can't plan more than four or six months ahead because that's the only funding congress puts together. >> in the meantime you can look at your 401(k) today and say yes. >> take the wins when you can get them. thanks, christine. we are just 11 days away from a government shutdown, again. if this sounds familiar, it's because it is. lawmakers unable to compromise are holding your government, your services hostage. whom does that hurt? well, you. cnn's jim acosta is live at the white house. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, chris. president obama later this morning will be meeting with his export council to talk about the economy. we'll see if he talks about this prospect of a government
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shutdown. but just down pennsylvania avenue you can hear the ticking of washington's crisis countdown clock because, yes, here they go again. it's 11 days to a possible government shutdown, and this latest budget battle pitting republicans in congress against president obama is becoming the stomach-turning sequel to the sequel. >> what i will not do is to create a habit, a pattern whereby the full faith and credit of the united states ends up being a bargaining chip to set policy. >> reporter: this time the threat is all too real. not only does the government run out of money on october 1st, the nation is set to hit the debt ceiling and go into default starting in mid-october, teeing up a washington double dysfunction whammy the likes americans have never seen before. >> are we looking at a gridlock nato. >> if congress fails to act, yes. it's possible. i'm not sure about the nato part
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of it. >> reporter: for now, republicans in congress say they will only vote on a spending bill that defunds obama care. >> we're going to continue to do everything we can to repeal the president's failed health care law. >> reporter: but that's not expected to go anywhere in the democratic controlled senate, ramping up the likelihood of a shutdown at the end of the month. we've been here before. a government shutdown has lomed at least four times since 2011, but each time a deal was struck to avert disaster. some republicans say this is one rerun they don't want to watch. >> we can't let the government shut down. we can't be kamikazes and we can't be general custer. >> reporter: now, the white house is watching some of this battle from the sidelines. that's because republicans are going after each other after texas senator ted cruz said that republicans in the senate might not have the votes to defund obama care. house republicans went ballistic. one accused cruz of waving the white flag of surrender but republicans may be getting back
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on the same page. john boehner put out a web video earlier this morning saying that president obama is willing to negotiate with vladimir putin but not with them. chris and kate. >> it's getting nasty. all right, jim, thank you so much. we have new details on the kidnapping and dramatic rescue of that abducted georgia teenager. the 14-year-old was found safe wednesday, thankfully, nearly 30 hours after being abducted at gunpoint from her home. two men are now in custody. police say there are other suspects still at large they're looking for. martin savidge is at the cnn center in atlanta with the very latest. >> reporter: good morning, kate. when this crime first happened, people were terrified because of the randomness of it, but now as the investigation moves forward, it appears it may not have been so random. but let's start with the good news. there were two signs that bonnie perez was safely back where she se longed. the police cars guarding the street where she lives and a big bunch of welcome home balloons.
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>> she looked pretty good to me. she didn't look scared or having gone through that ordeal, you know, shaken. she came out and was very good, very pleasant. >> reporter: officials say perez was found safe in a residence 25 miles from her home and she had never left the metro atlanta area. she was kidnapped during a violent home invasion early tuesday and found 34 hours later after an intense law enforcement effort involving 150 local, state and federal officers. >> this is a good day. >> reporter: authorities had good news, but few details about what led to the teen's freedom. >> we currently have two suspects in custody. we're looking at some other suspects. >> reporter: among those still at large, the men thought to have carried out the brazen kidnapping. >> we believe those two suspects in the drawings are still at large. >> reporter: the men burst into the home terrorizing the mother and her two children. they demanded money and jewelry and when they didn't get it, they stole something far more precious, the 14-year-old.
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but the additional suspects suggest something more than a random break-in. is it possible that there's some link between the victim's family and the suspects? >> we have not determined the relationship between those individuals at this particular point in time. >> reporter: the ordeal of a young girl may be over, but the investigation into why she was taken seems far from it. it turns out now that there is a connection between the mother of the 14-year-old and one of those in custody for her daughter's kidnapping. the way it goes is last year the mother was arrested during a drug raid. charges against her were later dropped but another person who was picked up in that same raid, one of those in jail right now. trying to figure all of this out is what authorities are doing today, chris. >> wherever it leads, whatever was involved, at least the girl is home. thanks for the reporting this morning. appreciate it. moving on to a different story now, dozens confirmed dead in mexico. officials fear that number only going to rise. a pair of massive storms tore through the resort town of
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acapulco. now a strengthening hurricane once again threatening the region. shasta darlington is in acapulco with the very latest. good morning, shasta. >> reporter: good morning. there's just no end in sight. with the main highways still cut off, the airports flooded, so many people feel like they're never going to get out of what should be paradise. chaos in the beach resort of acapulco. three days after manuel made landfall, the city's international airport submerged in waist-deep floodwaters. some 40,000 tourists struggling to get out after the worst storm damage to hit mexico in years. here outside the air force base, there are hundreds and hundreds of people in line, really as far as you can see. many of them have been waiting all day, and some even spent the night here. most of the tourists are mexican, but we also find a
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medical student from los angeles. >> we tried to leave on monday and so we all got together in the car to go and the road was blocked. we didn't get further than a mile. >> reporter: she spent 12 hours in this line today, but seems to accept she may not get on a flight. >> you know, we're a lot better off than a lot of people. >> reporter: more than 10,000 tourists have been airlifted out, many of them abandoning cars and belongings in their desperation to get home. the air force is also carrying supplies to towns and neighborhoods that have been completely cut off by washed out bridges and roads. electricity and phone lines were down for two days and running water won't be restored to many homes for another 20 days. at least 80 people have been killed and a million people affected across the country by the onslaught of three different tropical storms. as you can see right behind me,
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people are still lining up trying to get out of here. in fact commercial airlines have set up their check-in counters on the sidewalk at this convention center. kate, chris. >> all right, shasta, thanks so much. let's get a look at the forecast and what's happening at the moment. >> what's so unique is they had two named storms in mexico within a 24-hour period. that has not happened since the '50s. we had manuel, we had ingrid, they both went onshore and brought from 5 to 10 inches of rain but that's not where it stops. they have mountainous terrain so the heavy rain came down and created mud slides and all that flooding they're currently dealing with. unfortunately we're still dealing with manuel. it has reformed. so another resort town fearing they could see heavy rain in the forecast, considering it is moving so slow. so with that even more rain expected in the region. 5 to 10 inches of rain still possible. same thing with the mountainous
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terrain, we could see mud slides come down the hillsides in the region. once again in the gulf, another storm system developing. a 70% chance this does develop into the next tropical system. acapulco still dealing with everything going on, more rain in their forecast as well. all that moisture is just south of us so several inches of rain still possible in through texas. it's good, there's a drought there, they need the rain, but not so much so fast. >> 70% chance of another storm building up, not what they need. there's a lot of other news so let's get right to michaela. >> we'll checkup where indra left off with colorado. the emergency response to the flooding there now winding down with the focus shifting to longer term recovery and repairs. people are slowly being located after the massive flooding there in that state. about 100 have been found in the last 24 hours. 200 people, though, remain unaccounted for. there's new concern in nebraska where runoff water is posing the threat of flooding into the weekend. a blistering op-ed by
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republican senator john mccain accusing russian president vladimir putin of bigotry, self-serving rule and cozying up to tyrants like syria's bashar al assad writing he is not enhancing russia's global reputation, he is destroying it. he has made a friend to tyrants and an enemy to the owe pressed. the u.s. military could be increasing its role in the syrian conflict. the pentagon has a proposal for forces to train and equip moderate rebels in the opposition to president bashar al assad. this training would take place in a country near syria. the idea has been under consideration since last month's chemical weapons attack. canadian investigators trying to determine what caused a deadly collision between a double-decker bus and a commuter train in ottawa. six people were killed, including the bus driver, and nearly three dozen others were injured. passengers aboard this bus say they yelled at the driver to
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stop just before impact. investigators are also looking at whether the railroad crossing signal was working properly. mark zuckerberg getting political. the facebook ceo expected to meet with a host of congressional leaders in an attempt to kick start immigration reform. he met yesterday with new york senator chuck schumer. he's scheduled to set down with senate majority leader harry reid and the top four house republicans later today. the senate has passed a sweeping immigration reform bill but the measure has stalled in the republican-controlled house. miley cyrus at the top of the billboard charts for the first time. "wrecking ball" jumped 21 spots from a week ago to land at the top of the hot 100. katy perry's "roar" was knocked down to number two. cyrus did get to number two on the charts in 2009 with "party in the usa" and earlier this year with "we can't stop." i feel so hip doing the top 100 billboard hits. >> casey case um. so the question is how much of it is the song and how much of
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it is what everybody wants to attack but not really because we made that popular. she's just following a long line of people who made provocative pay off. >> we've been showing this every day for the past three days. >> i'll still support katy perry and "roar." >> and she gets bested why? obviously it wins on the charts. there you have it. right now let's go to south carolina where everyone is asking who is $400 million richer this morning. only one jackpot winning ticket sold for last night's big powerball drawing. we don't know how many winners, though. we do know it was sold in lexington, south carolina. that's where sara gannom is. what do we know? >> reporter: somebody walked into this murphy express yesterday and bought a $400 million winning lottery ticket. today if you walk into that store a clerk will ask you, hey, did you buy a ticket here? check those numbers because it is worth a lot of money.
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now, it's a single ticket, doesn't necessarily guarantee one person bought it but we're less than 100 yards from a major highway that runs across the country. this is anybody's game. there's a possibility someone from across the country could have bought this while passing through lexington, south carolina. now, they do have to come back to south carolina to claim that prize. they have 180 days to do that. but here's the thing. south carolina law says we don't ever have to know who that person is. they can remain anonymous and never tell their name to the world. chris and kate. >> i know, i said last time it's a good law, but it's no fun. come out. let us know who you are. thanks so much, sara. coming up next on "new day" beauty pageants are a popular tradition in the united states, of course, but lawmakers in france have a very different take. they want to end the competitions for children. could the u.s. follow suit? we'll ask the newly crowned miss america what she thinks, and also talk about her big win.
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welcome back to "new day" everyone. one country is considering putting an end to child beauty pageants. france's senate has voted to ban all for kids under 16. many in the u.s. are asking if this country should follow suit. newly crowned miss america, nina davuluri, is here and will be
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talking about her big win but first let's talk to cnn's kelly wallace to set the scene. >> reporter: this topic is certainly generating a sharp debate online. critics argue these pageants exploit girls at the youngest ages and wish they'd go away while supporters say these contests lead to higher confidence and self-esteem, skills that will benefit girls for a lifetime. little girls in makeup and heels going head to head in pageants. it's been reality tv ratings gold here in the u.s. but if lawmakers in france get their way, there will be no french honey boo boo. the country's senate voted to ban pageants for kids under 16. the measure will now go to the lower house for a vote. the anti-child pageant momentum in france was partly fueled by this controversial photo spread in french "vogue." i then 10-year-old model in heavy makeup and sexy clothing.
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critics argue these competitions sexualize girls at too young an age. >> you're basically telling a young girl that her visual, her physical self is far more important than her emotional intelligence or intellectual intelligence. >> reporter: but anna berry says her 13-year-old daughter, ashley, overcame extreme shyness competing in pageants and now ashley gives speeches around the country talking about her experience with bullying. berry tells cnn i know without a doubt that my 13-year-old can outinterview anyone and speak more confidently than most adults. some psychologists are concerned about normalizing behavior for young girls that would have once been considered extreme. now it seems okay for a little girl, a 6-year-old to be walking in thigh-high boots and short booty shorts and smacking her butt while she's dancing down a runway? come on, that's what a stripper does. >> reporter: we asked people on
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facebook what they thought. while the majority of opinions was critical of pageants, there was also the sent meant who said she thinks outlawing pageants is a slippery slope where the government starts saying what parents can and cannot do for children. some thinks dancing and gymnastics program sexualize young girls. >> it should come as no surprise that people are talking about it. whenever pageants come up, people have strong opinions. kelly, thank you so much. the perfect person to talk about all of this would be the new miss america, nina davuluri. great to have you here. >> thank you for having me. >> we want to talk about the moment when you won but i want to get your take on the proposed ban on pageants for young girls. what do you think of it? >> i started in the miss america's outstanding teen program. i started when i was 16. through the program i gained $25,000 in scholarship money.
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with that and the help of my parents, i was able to graduate debt-free from the university of michigan. and right now i'm currently in the process of applying to medical school. and i just won $50,000 in scholarship money as miss america and then even as miss new york i won an additional $10,000. so i now have $60,000 in scholarship money to put towards my education. that's what really sets apart the miss america organization from any other system because it's so focused on scholarship and service. >> and you were the age of 16 when you started as well. >> correct. >> you never did package ants when you were younger? >> i did not, yes. >> do you feel strongly about that? they were little bitty children, like 3, 4, 5 and 6-year-old girls. >> you say you started at 16 for a reason, right? >> i started at 16, yes. i definitely do think a maturity level has to be there before you can begin. i made the conscious decision on my own because i knew that i had to pay for some of my education and this was a great avenue. but yeah, there definitely does have to be a maturity level to be able to handle everything that comes with the pageant
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world. >> a lot of pressure, right? >> and you are a great example of all the good things that come from a pageant. >> thank you. >> your education, your scholarship and your poise is all in this amazing package. take a look at that moment right there when you found out that you won. i mean that in and of itself is quite a moment but then there's also an additional significance being the first miss america of indian descent. did you know when you were approaching the competition that you carried that mantle as well? >> absolutely. that's a large part of the reason why i wanted to be the first indian miss america. i've been promoting my personal platform, celebrating diversity through cultural competency for three years now and it's something i've been working very hard towards. so i've always viewed miss america as the girl next door. that's the brand, that's the image. but the girl next door is evolving as the diversity in america evolves. she's not going to be the same person ten years down the road. so to be that new symbol and hope for a younger demographic and let children know that you can be anything that you want to
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be, not only miss america, regardless of your race, your socioeconomic status, your religion, because that's what the american dream is and that's what i'm living right now. >> i've got to say from one brown girl to another, i applaud you and say hurray. you had a chance to meet with somebody else who was a first in her own right, vanessa williams. was she able to share with you some tips on how to -- there's been a backlash from a small minority on the ugly place that can be twitter. >> absolutely. >> did she help you figure out how to navigate that? >> it's so uncanny that this happened because both vanessa and i were both miss syracuse, miss new york and miss america 30 years ago on the same date. >> it's almost not fair. new york is known for having the most beautiful people. miss america doesn't disagree. that's all i'm saying. >> she is the authority on it.
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>> okay. >> but she had the same similar response initially. and she said, you know what, you can talk to my mother and have your parents call her and she just offered herself on a very personal level and we were able to connect. it was just such 18 credible opportunity. >> but it's got to hurt a little. that has got to be hard when you hear some of those things people say. >> oh, definitely. >> it's got to be enragening too. is that even a word? i think i made that up. >> definitely. that was something i experienced to an extent as miss new york. i knew that should i win miss america, it was going to be on a much larger scale. but for one negative tweet remark, comment, i've received dozens of positive support and encouragement. >> that's a perspective not a lot of people have. >> it allows something haters don't anticipate because they don't think before they speak. you are going to have an opportunity by example to show the difference between them and you. what you want to celebrate and they want to denigrate. you say everything you need to say, it doesn't matter where the hate comes from. and you're from new york. >> and you are making headlines
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for all the right reasons. >> thank you. >> great to meet you. thank you so much. >> thank you for having me. >> have a fun year. it's going to be a whirlwind. >> i was going to do the whole bert parks. >> do it. >> you want it, you brought it up for a reason. >> i'm not going to do it. ♪ here she comes, miss america i've been singing that to my daughters for years. >> perfect, perfect, perfect. >> maybe my next gig, you never know. >> he's leaving us already. >> what do you mean? what do you mean? >> it would be horrible to watch actually. thank you, nina. we also want to make sure you know you can find out about the ban in france on cnn.com. you don't want to miss it. coming up on "new day" an accidental find. new sonar equipment leads police to a treasure trove of evidence they weren't even looking for. the discoveries may sauolve
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mysteries some four decades old. we'll give you the details ahead. a new book traces dutchess catherine's journey from childhood to becoming a royal mom. we'll talk to author and cnn royal commentator katie nick ol coming up. >> this song i like. this kid is 16 years old and she's from iceland. ♪
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>> welcome back to "new day." it's thursday, september 19th. we want to get straight to michaela for the five things you need to know for your new day. >> and we start with a somber note. back to work for most washington navy yard employees, just days after 12 of their colleagues were gunned down in cold blood. defense secretary hagel ordering three separate reviews to determine how that shooter got security clearance. record highs for the dow and s&p 500. investors celebrating the federal reserve's decision to keep pumping money into the u.s. economy. stocks now up 20% over last year. house speaker john boehner scheduled a vote for tomorrow on a bill to avoid a government shutdown but defund the president's health care law. that bill would be dead on arrival in the democratic-controlled senate. the senate foreign relations committee holds a confirmation hearing this morning on caroline kennedy's nomination on u.s. ambassador to japan. she would be the first woman to serve in that post. and number five, somebody is rich. somebody is $400 million richer in south carolina. only one winning ticket was
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sold. the mystery winner or winners can actually stay a mystery. state rules allow them to remain anonymous if they so choose. we always update those five things to know so go to cnn.com. it is a mystery more than four decades old. oklahoma police find two cars at the bottom of a lake. inside, the remains of six people. now police think they could be on the verge of solving two decades-old cold cases. here's cnn's ed lavandera. >> reporter: investigators can peel apart the metal of these cars with their bare hands as they look for clues. two corroded rifles, a muddied wallet and purse and the remains and bones of six people, three in each car. a fluke discovery found in western oklahoma that might have solved two long forgotten mysteries. in 1970, tloe tehree teenagers disappeared. the mystery of what happened to
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jimmy williams, moik al rios and low lea johnson head headlines. in 1969, john alva porter and two friends were driving around and never seen again. more than 40 years later, two cars matching those descriptions were found at the bottom of foss lake sitting right next to each other. >> it's been so long. it's been 44 years. there's a lot of things in between there that we can't answer because we don't know. it's like through the years, what happened, what happened, just a mystery, we don't know. >> reporter: debbie was 13 years old when her grandpa porter vanished. >> he was here one day and the next day he was gone. i mean no trace. no clue at all. i mean his bank account was there, his house was locked up, utilities were on. you know, he just walked away. >> reporter: debbie said she used to bring her young kids out to this lake to play.
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they would stand right there on the water's edge and skip rocks, right over where the cars were found. she can't believe that this whole time her grandfather's body might have been just feet away. alvie porter as he was called performed in wild, wild west shows riding bulls around oklahoma. after investigators stopped looking for porter, his oldest son acted as his own detective, for years hunting down every clue he could. he's now 85. >> you spent a lot of time looking for him? >> you betcha. still looking for him. but this is going to help me a whole lot. >> reporter: it could take days, maybe even years to identify all six bodies. investigators haven't ruled out foul play yet, but they suspect the cars accidentally rolled into the water and the people were trapped inside. ed lavandera, cnn, foss lake, oklahoma. >> what a story. >> i know. you can't stop talking about it. >> couldn't find the cars, the families had been there all the time. they don't know if it was an
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accident. what a story. >> and they have to do the dna testing to find out for sure. >> hopefully some families get some closure. not knowing where your loved ones are is tough. >> all these years. amazing. coming up next on "new day" married into royalty now a new mom and a new book looks at kate middleton -- we call her the dutchess of cambridge now. we'll talk with the author and cnn royal commentator katie nicholl about her amazing rise. r . you raise her spirits. we tackled your shoulder pain. you make him rookie of the year. we took care of your cold symptoms. you take him on an adventure. tylenol® has been the number 1 doctor recommended brand of pain reliever for over 20 years. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol®.
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♪ >> welcome back to "new day," everyone. a perfect song for this next story. the future queen. that's the name of the new book all about dutchess catherine, kate, the future queen. from her birth to the birth of her son. joining us to talk about that is author, katie nicholl, cnn royal commentator. we've gotten to hang out a lot over this whole very exciting period for the royal family. when we were together, katie, in london as prince george was just being born, you were finishing up this book. we talked a lot about the fascination not just with the royal family, but in particular dutchess catherine. so why did you want to write this book? >> i wanted to really get into the heart of kate. i wanted to just uncover a lot of things i thought were coincidences, unanswered questions. i felt there was so much more to discover about this woman and her past and it was really important to me to get into the
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background. you know, her school years, those early years in georgia and her time at school. of course we'd all read the rumors about bullying the i wanted to know how bad it was. i wanted to know how popular she was. i wanted to know who her first boyfriend was. i wanted to really uncover her past. hopefully i've done that. >> people love talking about it and love learning all the little things about dutchess catherine because there's a lot about her past not many people knew b you uncovered quite a few things in here, including that everyone thought that kate and william met at university, and you say that they met a couple of times before then. >> that's right. i went and interviewed quite a few of her friends and this was interesting because a lot of them didn't want to go on the record. they were happy to talk, but it was under anonymity because i think there was a wall of silence that was very hard to penetrate, but i did. i found out that one of the things was that she actually met william -- they had some mutual friends in common and through
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these mutual friends they got to meet once or twice, according to kate. and i thought that was fascinating because to me that shed a new light on the love story. like you and everyone else i thought they met at st. andrews and they didn't, it was before. >> also fascinating was this period everyone deemed kind of the waity katie period. she was waiting to find out where were they going to go. they did break up and ended up getting back together. but everyone thought she was just waiting around. there was a lot of criticism about that. you found out that it was something very different. >> she was called waity katie is how the british press to her. waity because she was waiting for an engagement but she also didn't seem to be doing much. i discovered that she was. she was carrying out secret charity visits to a local hospice near her family home, visiting sick children, taking time with them, taking presents to them. it was absolutely imperative to her that no one ever found out. >> why is that? you'd think that she's doing a very good thing. >> i think she wanted it under the radar.
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i don't think she wanted it to be public at that point because i think she wanted to just keep below the surface. she didn't want to draw attention to herself but she wanted to do some good work. and the queen had quietly suggested to william that maybe she get involved with a charity and kate took that advice on board. then i had a really newfound respect for her. i thought that's amazing to be doing that. >> very interesting. so of course the question is what's next? what do you think is next for the future queen and what that means also, what's next? what's the next book? >> well, the next book? i just got this one out. who knows. maybe prince harry. but in terms of the next chapter for william and kate, this is for me where it gets really interesting. they're about to move into kensington palace, william's former childhood home. that's going to be a fascinating move. they're leaving where they lived the last three years and they have had a lot of protection, they've not been exposed. but now central london, william has given up his career with the military. i think we're going to see a lot more of this couple, so i think it's a very exciting juncture.
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and i think kate is going to come into her own so i'm going to watch with key interest. >> we both will. the book is called "kate" and the author is katie nicholl. it is time for the good stuff and today's edition bullying and a brother's love. a mom asked her 8-year-olds ryan and amber, to write their letters early to santa this year. what her son ryan asked for really shocked her. his letter starts out dear santa, i wanted a remote control helicopter but i don't want that anymore. kids at school are still picking on amber and it's not fair. he adds, i prayed that they will stop but god is busy and needs your help. mom, karen, was heart broken by the letter, of course. she knew that amber might get teased a little bit but never knew the full extent of it until ryan's letter. karen shared the letter with friends for advice and one of them shared it with us. ryan had just one more request of santa. he writes, can you ask big-time rush to come to amber's birthday
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party? it will make her so happy. big-time rush is a boy band for kids made popular by the nickelodeon tv series. we're not santa but we got to one of the stars of the show and this is what they say. hey, ryan, hey, amber, it's me, steven kramer glickman from big time rush. i spoke to my boys, i spoke to my dawgs and the band know all about what's going on with you. i can't give you too much information but i can say this. i think christmas might come early this year. you keep your chin up, okay? we all love ya. talk to you soon. >> words couldn't be more true. amber, we've got your back, from big rush here to cnn "new day." we're going to figure out something for you. you've got a heck of a brother there and a family that loves you, and we do too. not just because of the bullying, but because your brother did the right thing. remember that when you fight with him the next time. thank you for reaching out to us. this is how we get the good
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stuff, so keep it coming and we'll keep you updated on this one. >> if you want to do some good stuff and help out the victims of the colorado floods, we thought it would be appropriate to tell you now that you can visit our impact your world page at cnn.com/impact. you can make a difference yourself. coming up next on "new day," give the rock some credit. he's climbed to the "a" list after conquering wrestling ring and is now getting john berman's award of the day. why, oh why? >> he's one of the few guys who can curl more than berman. side-by-side, so you get the same coverage, often for less. that's one smart board -- what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] split atoms? [ flo chuckles ] [ whirring ]
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he is here with his new day award of the day award. >> let's talk about dwayne johnson. you may know him as the rock. he is a tremendous actor with tremendous range and tremendous muscles. how does he get them? he goes to the gym a lot and lifts very, very heavyweights. sometimes people watch him lifting these heavy weights and they gawk at him. this is what he says to those gawkers, watch. >> a menacing look. here it is again in case you missed it that time. >> focus! >> it seems that focus is very important to mr. rock and for that he wins our award today. he wins the, okay, we'll focus but you were in "tooth fairy" award because it is in fact
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true. focus on that for a second, folks. but he has a fantastic sense of humor. he does that focusing in the gym. he posts this video. >> it's all him. we're going right to break. it's not me, duane. i love you. outi, africa. 2004. vietnam in 1972. [ all ] fort benning, georgia in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve military members, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve.
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