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we've known for a while that the jin in charge of afghanistan wants more u.s. troops and more boots on the ground to fight the war. now we know how many extra troops he's in fact requested. plus, two u.s. space probes are about to crash into the moon and nasa couldn't be happier. actor hairy connick junior at the center of a controversy. what happened that has him so upset? increasing violence in afghanistan is the backdrop of the war and how to fight it. he's meeting with secretary of
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state hillary clinton today and he's reviewing the report of general mcchrystal. and fighting in afghanistan last weekend, the report from colorado. officers are supporting the bravery of those. >> as we mourn the loss of these americans, they fought alongside the comrades and our freedoms, killed in a separate attack last weekend, the 24th to die from
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that post in afghanistan. at least 13 people dead and many more hospitalized because of a bombing at the embassy in afghanistan in kabul. the driver tried to drive an suv full of explosive through the gates. >> we've been asking your views all day on this. it's crunch time. who should the president listen to in the war over afghanistan. his field commanders or others. call toll free 1-877-tell-hln. or text views to 45688, hlntv. police in phoenix say a man kidnapped and held captive for a week may have escaped while
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being buried alive. his alleged be a duck fors demanded a ransom of $100,000 from his family. he heard his captures talkinging about burying him. he hefrd them digging and used the concrete cutting machine and that's what convinced him to make a break for it. he managed to get out of a bedroom window and ran to the neighbors for help. >> he was crying and shaking like he was obviously scared and he was pretty freaked out. the story doesn't end there, though. the man who was kidnapped was involved in illegal activity himself and they are investigating that as well. a north carolina woman is telling the dramatic story of being kidnapped and beaten by a man that she stopped to give him a ride.
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she was robbed, beaten, and forced to drive until her truck ran out of gas. >> he had something around my neck and choking me to death just about and hits me against -- i don't know if he hit me against the steering wheel or my head against something. any way, my glasses went through my nose here and i just blacked out. >> they are still looking for her attacker. a deadly typhoon has flooded homes and forced more than 1100
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people and and damage a lot of showing a skier next year. and rescuers find him quickly. the moon is about to
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tomorrow here is what is going to happen. nasa is going to go to the south pole early tomorrow morning and it will kick up lunar crash into the moon itself. nasa says amateur astron mers will be able dozens marines are on board camp and what they think caused the illness and how the u.s. government
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and breast cancer.
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abby looks at how capitol hill is responding. these are the faces of a rare disease. marines or children of marines who believe their illnesses came from toxic tap water at camp lejeune. the men coming forward with this disease has nearly doubled and the total is now 40. all marines or their children. >> that's blowing me away. i expected to find some but to double our number with just one story and it begs to ask, how many people from camp. >> mark was one of those first we interviewed as a result of the story. he's been asked to testify before the u.s. senate veterans affairs committee this week. he was born at the camp 40 years
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ago. >> i do not drink and breast cancer and representative john engle has long pushed for cleanup and environmental concerns and could honestly putting people at risk. >> the marine core says drinking water and in a writ ep statement
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and they have not identified and sick or denied v.a. benefits from north carolina from the kampb where it's located. and i think and they were able to start. jean says, that will be a start. >> that is up to the senate. and that's up to congress and at the truth of us and the v.a.
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medical benefits and may have been exposed to contaminated water at the camp. >> the president of u.s. forces in afghanistan thousand more troops and senior officials are for the needed and as he charts a course to go forward. share your views on hln.
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and about 40,000 more troops. and the camps are and let's go to the and president mcchrystal and at taliban and and the
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ability to be able to okay. well thought just numbers and yes, hi. and the additional troops should be sent immediately and i thought they should address the immediate problem while we're figuring out the long-range strategy. >> so do you think they have a long-range strategy? >> i think they have a long-range strategy but i think obama is trying to fine-tune it. >> all right. thank. donna is with us. donna, how are you doing? >> hi, how are you? >> go ahead. >> i think the president should listen to the voices of the
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troops that have been on the ground as a mother of a soldier who has served in one war in iraq and has only been back for six months and deployed to afghanistan now. i think at no other time in our country's history for troops that go repetitively into different war zones, that's asking more than we can give. the people that want us to send more troops, they should go out there and volunteer themselves if we think we need more people on the ground. >> it's taking a toll on families back homes. i think you got it right. keith says, i think the president is nothing like his predecessor and is taking the time to listen to everyone. he should obama will only have one chance to get this afghanistan thing right. he really needs to listen to people with experience. also, facebook experience. and they shouldn't second any
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more troops over there. i think they should just hurry. the afghan people need to be active in deciding what kind of active society they need to be in. who do you think the president should listen to in the war in afghanistan. call toll free at 877-tell hhln. cnn.com/hln is the e-mail address. text views to hlntv. standard text rates apply. even having the highest elected official in the state in your car will not keep you from getting a ticket. governor mark sanford was pulled over for speeding but the state trooper didn't let the governor's driver go without a citation. after reviewing the dash cam, the public safety director said that the driver will get a ticket. governor sanford is getting calls for resignation after his
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extramarital affair in june. david letterman is at the center of a sex scandal but it's not all negative for those in the media. here is joe behar. >> david letterman who makes fun of everyone else's sex live gets caught having sex with young women. his ratings went up. he beat every show on nbc primetime. being embroiled in a sex scandal doesn't hurt politics either. when president clinton was doing the nasty with monica lewinsky. his ratings were higher than when he was just doing his job. how fabulous is that?
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next time, if sanford wants to win in a landslide, maybe he should win an affair with a swede. let's face it. sex sells. sex scandals may ruin marriages, upset families, and become national embarrassments, but so what. the main thing here is that americans are strans fixed. they don't want to miss one detail. it's a ratings bonanza. this is a new show and i could use a little leg up. maybe it's time for me to have a dally in some of my own at work here. this studio is crawling with men, you know. i don't mean too much offense, but there's no fricin way. even i have standards. but that's just me. the number of newly laid off people filing for unemployment rates has fallen to the lowest
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level in ten months t dropped to 521,000. that's better than economists expected but overall employment will keep rising into 2010 next year. are working moms happier than stay-at-home moms? a little bit. stay-at-home moms are pretty happy, too. but 85% of working moms rate themselves happy. most of them said that they would be happier if they could work part time and spend more time with their families. 80% of working dads say they prefer working full time. how do you know that the organic food that you are buying is 100% organic? you need to read between the lines. when i do the grocery shopping, i would imagine that i would have been the cheapest.
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well who is right? the thing with organic is why. because the federal government has been playing fast and loose with what items are allowed to be organic on the label. so you, in order to protect yourself, or to do something better for you and your family, spend the money on organic. but item after item that you would bias organic has all kinds of nonorganic stuff in it. and while we're on that topic, what does natural mean? do you believe that when you see natural on a food label it means absolutely nothing. there are no standards that enforce what that word means. so before you spend extra money, know what you are buying. i'm clark howard, more ways for to you stretch your buck, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> you get great consumer advice from clark howard on the weekends.
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harry connick says that he was offended for the show that he was asked to judge down under. this has a lot of people talking.             they said it would never last.
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their dedicated service as they fly alongside their comrades to preserve our freedoms. our soldiers are over there and very high spirits. they were attacked and the unit fell bravely and in the end they win the day. >> the pentagon confirms another soldier was killed in a separate attack last weekend. the 24th soldier will die in that attack. dozens hospitalized in kabul. victims of a suicide car bombing outside the indian embassy. the taliban issued a statement claiming responsibility. the afghan taliban is claiming outside the country saying that the bomber held explosives through the embassy gates. it's the second bombing since july of last year. afghanistan's government blamed pakistani intelligence for that attack. >> who do you think the
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president should listen to in the war in afghanistan and the way forward. call us toll free at 1-877-tell hhln. e-mail us or text views and your comment to hlntv. standard text rates apply. a dalton, illinois, police officer has handed in his resignation after an altercation with a 15-year-old special ed student. the boy was slammed against lockers and pinned him to the floor because he wasn't following dress code. the teen broke his nose. the officer went to the hospital with a scratch to his eye. the officer was removed from the school, stripped of police powers, and placed on administrative leave. as we mentioned, he has now quit. the investigation goes on and the teen's parents are considering a lawsuit. in phoenix, a man who was
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held captive may have escaped being buried alive. his captors demanded $100,000 from the family and it never came. he heard his captors talk about burying him because they were sick of waiting for the money. he tried to make a break for it and got out of a bedroom window and ran to the neighbor's for help. >> he was crying and shaking and obviously scared and pretty freaked out. he had duct tape all over his arms and he was screaming in spanish and asking to help him out, help him out. >> police surrounded the home and arrested two men. they found bags of concrete. the man who was kidnapped is apparently involved in illegal activity himself and they are investigating him as well. a north carolina woman is telling a dramatic story of being kidnapped and beaten as she stopped to give him a ride.
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she recognized him and he turned out to be a stranger. she said that she was robbed, beaten, and told to and he about choked me to death. he's hit me against the steering wheel or my head with some -- any way, my glass went through my nose here and i just freaked out. >> matthews was found unconscious inside her car along i-95. 50% of u.s. kids exposed to violence, either directly or indirectly, and at least one criminal ogist is calling it inaccurate because violence heard against someone or a possible threat to someone or their home. >> new undercover individuvideog how illegal it is for seven gun
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shows in three states. they were trying to expose what they call the gun show loophole. drive ate dealers can legally sell countries without doing background checks. if they have any reason to believe that they couldn't pass a background check, they are not supposed to sell one to his or her. the p.i.s. >> no background check? >> no. >> all right. one of those things, you know. >> i hear yeah. yeah z all right. let's do it. >> okay. >> this swegs found 19 of 30 private sellers sold guns to people who couldn't pass a background check. >> kragss dolg. >> cracking down on those that
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violate the law is about basic law enforcement, plain and simple. the mayor says he's not planning to file lawsuits against any of the legal dealers found on the tapes. >> most muslims don't live in the middle east. according to public life, nearly two out of three live in countries like indonesia, pakistan, and india. the middle east and north africa can be important to focus and flooded homes but forced people to evac walts. two people were hurt and dozens hurt before a typhoon five large
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earthquakes hit the south pacific. this happened on the islands after the and issued but then quickly called off. approximate there are no reports on damaged. >> you might want to look away. a skier swept away by an avalanche and a video camera covers the entire experience, including the remarkable rescue.
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firefighters pulled this -- this woman smashed into the white picket fans and landed in a kitchen and gave quite a wakeup call to the couple
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sleeping upstairs. she just missed it and doesn't remember anything. and you know texting while driving can be a dangerous distraction. some high schoolers in oklahoma went through a driving course while messaging and even eating. it was an eye opener for many. >> i couldn't even get my password into my phone. i have a touch screen phone. you had to look at it. i couldn't get my password into the phone to start a text message because the guy sitting next to me, sitting here going like this over and over again and playing with my radio, it was -- there was no way. >> more states, including oklahoma, are considering laws to make texting while driving illegal. well, this is a story we've been watching in the newsroom over and over. buried alive. in a matter of seconds, a skier is covered by an avalanche and the vast blue sky disappear.
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the whole thing is recorded bay helmet cam. powerful videos of the story and catherine callaway is here. >> it is terrifying to watch and it's a view of what it feels like to be in the middle of an avalanche and to be buried. back last spring in alaska, watch part of it you can hear the power of that snow and the struggles that the skier was going through. he actually fell was buried alive for four minutes. he had a ski guide with him who knew what to do and saw one of the gloves nearby and was able
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to. >> the man landed on his back, face up. he's a back country skier and he was very smart and very lucky because he knew what to do. >> and to have the glove fall off. >> that's exactly right. >> at lof things had to go just right. >> just right. >> the barefoot burglar, who is this guy? >> i don't know whether to laugh or cry about this guy. he's just 18 years old and boy does he have a rap sheet. he likes to break into places not wearing shoes, obviously,
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but he's known for stealing luxury cars and airplanes. he's an outlaw, believe it or not, in six country, chuck. he's just 18 years old and his are rap sheet started when he was 12. he stole at least 18 private planes and he was found in a field and apparently they are testing some of the vomit found inside of the plane. i guess they are trying to make a link in the case. he walked away from the crash unharmed. police have their chance to steal him from a mercedes last year he's become quite popular on the internet. he has his own face book page. yes, he does. if you want to read more about the shin nan begins g. to cnn.com/crime. >> all of the links are there? >> yes, they are.
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among those tms and in north carolina they will be there. the teams are made up mostly of democrats and john and jeff flake are going to play for the tip off for five. a warning now for the man on the moon. watch out. a lunar attack will be tomorrow. we'll explain the reasons behind the mission.
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this week, one of my guests challenged me and said, no, there's no core on women. yesterday, u.s. today had a front-stage story so do you want to and including unreported, so
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do not tell me there is not a war on women. one rape is an outrage. 89,000 rapes is a nationwide emergency. if we have any chance of winning the war on women, we have to stop treating these statistics as business as usual. i'm jane velez-mitchell and that's my issue. >> find out what else is on her mind tonight and every weeknight at 7:00 eastern on hln. health care reform has started a big hurdle in the congressional budget. the key senate plan being considered would cut the deficit by $08 billion over ten years. the amended legislation would cost $829 billion t would help to extend coverage to eligible americans. about 25 million americans would still remain uninsured when the plan is fully implemented, beginning actually in 2019.
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it begins in three years. if the plan clears that finance committee for a vote, it would head to a debate for the full house and senate. thousands of people lined up for a chance of federal money meant to keep the roof over their heads. the city handed out 50,000 application force only 3500 housing checks and fear and anger set in when they found out how many people would leave empty handed. the police had to step in to stop people from pushing. >> there are people all over the place. it's getting crazy out here. we need help here. >> my concern is that everybody is out here and they've been down here. i might get a chance to help and that's very sad. >> several people were treated for fainting and exhaustion. the most applicants can qualify for is $3,000. a neighbor's quick thinking helped save two toddlers from a burning house and his neighbor
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got a ladder and the father was able to get the boy down. >> they call you a hero? >>. >> yes, it was very, very fast and very scary. >> the family is okay, thankfully. even having the highest elected official in the state in your car will not prevent you from getting a ticket. just ask governor mark sanford. his car was pulled over on tuesday but the state trooper let the governor's driver go without a citation without seeing sanford in the back seat. without rethe department of public safety said that the driver will get a ticket. governor sanford is facing calls for resignation after admitting an extramarital affair in june. a long awaited seinfeld reu general on hbo, starring larry david, one of the co-creators of
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the shows. >> they are thinking all of the time about those show, aren't you? about the plots? >> yes. >> they don't really have a script andscript, they i improvi improvise. but you haven't asked me to go on -- >> i haven't exactly or i haven't asked? >> you haven't asked. hear all of joy's interview. the number of newly laid-off people filing for unemployment benefits has fallen to its lowest level in ten months. the labor department says first-time claims dropped to 521,000, better than economists expected. but analysts expect overall employment will keep rising into next year. so are working moms happier than stay-at-home moms? a little bit according to a survey. stay-at-home moms are pretty happy, too.
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85%. but working moms said they would be happier if they could work part-time. dad seems happy to stay at work. 80% of working dads say they prefer working full time. the toy wars are on and that's good news. target is firing the second shot, cutting prices 50% on popular toys. a barbie is now 5 bucks. a g.i. joe, $15. walmart cut prices last week. and there's other competition. sears began to carry toy stores. and barnes & noble and borders are making more space for toys this holiday season. big stores are willing to lose money on them to get you into the store. we're all feeling the pinch in a shaky economy. clark howard is here to help. logon to cnn.com/clark and get valuable advice from america's money coach.
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there's always lots of starpower at the white house. but last night, some real rock star power took center stage. what drew more than 100 of the kids to the south lawn.
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a german author has won the nobel prize in literature. herta mueller was born in romania but had to flee. president obama added astronomer in chief to his resume last night. he and the first lady joined 140 middle-schoolers on the white house lawn for scar-gazing. >> there are a lot of mysteries left and there are a lot of problems for you students to solve. and i want to be a president who makes sure you have the teachers and the tools that you need to solve them. and that's why we're working to reinvigorate math and science in your schools and attract new and qualified math and science
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teachers into your classrooms. >> former astronaut sally reid and hubble telescope scientists were on hand. tomorrow's a big day for amateur astronomers, getting ready to watch a real lunar attack. why is nasa shooting at our moon? jeanne moos investigates. >> reporter: it gives a whole new meaning to shoot the moon. >> nasa wants to bomb the boom. >> bombing the moon, what are they thinking? they should bomb mars. >> reporter: no, the target is definitely the moon, a crater on the south pole, rocket the size of a school bus will be sent crashing into the moon. the impact will kick up a huge cloud of debris that will be scanned by a second spacecraft looking for water. >> our stupid government and nasa is going to bomb the moon. >> reporter: actually, no explosives will be involved. but the moon's defenders have
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launched their own counterattack ♪ you lunatics to send a missile to the moon ♪ >> reporter: take this online petition with 560 signatures and comments like "heavenly bodies should not be disturbed." this spoof from the late '90s was prophetic. >> america can, should, must and will blow up the moon. >> and we'll be doing it during a full moon so we make sure we get it all. >> reporter: come to think of it, the first science fiction movie ever from 1902 foreshad foreshadowed the present. >> pierces the eye of the moon. >> reporter: or less poetically. >> nasa bombed the moon. >> reporter: some worry about the effect on the tides -- >> at noon the next day, your cabin swallowed and biding her time, the east coast followed. >> reporter: but nasa says forget the disaster film
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scenario, that the moon gets hit with things like meteorites with the same velocity all month. forget poland spring. make it spring of tranquility. it's enough to make the moon blue. >> i guess we'll see what happens. hold on. >> reporter: leave to it letterman to come up with unintended consequences. >> this is something they weren't counting on -- oh, no! >> reporter: nasa even got a call from a woman worried bombing the moon would affect her monthly cycle. jeanne moos, cnn. >> may the moon stand strong, god bless america. should more u.s. troops go to afghanistan? if so, what should the strategy become? president obama facing tough questions right now. find out where he's looking for answers on hln "news and views." brooke baldwin is on the way.
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a home invasion leaves a beloved mother brutally murdered and her daughter critically injured. how about this question? should pregnant women avoid plastic? surprised findings about hyperactivity in girls. and is sending more troops the answer for the war now in afghanistan? your views on a tough decision president obama is now facing. and meet an amazing 10-year-old musician who seems born ready to play the piano. hln "news and views," thanks for joining me. i'm brooke baldwin. want to first continue our conversation here talking about afghanistan. increasing violence there really
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is the backdrop now for president obama's intense review of the war and really how to continue fighting it. today, he is meeting with vice president joe biden and secretary of state hillary clinton this afternoon to discuss his different options. but he also reviewing this report. this report is from the afghanistan commander there, general stanley mcchrystal. and it lays out possible stages of military escalation, talking about adding possibly anywhere from between 10,000 to 40,000 more u.s. troops. mcchrystal strongly recommends the highest number. and we are asking you to weigh in on this story today. who do you think president obama should listen to? we'll have that conversation coming up in just about 15 minutes time. call us and let us know. a lot of strong opinions on both sides of the aisle there on that story. people who live in a small new hampshire town are horrified by an attack that left a 42-year-old nurse dead and her 11-year-old daughter in the hospital. four teenagers are accused of
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bursting into their home, armed with a machete. our affiliate has this story. >> reporter: the procession moved forward in silence, hundreds of residents, friends, family and neighbors turning out to show love and report for the kates family after the deadly home invasion attack that left the mother dead and her 11-year-old critically injured. the kates' daughter is one of this girl's closest friends. >> i wanted to say she's the best friend i've ever had. i love her and she's awesome. >> reporter: burns says her sixth grade classroom hasn't been the same. >> i sit next to her empty seat and every time i sit there, it just reminds me of her and tears me apart. >> reporter: the crowd gathered at the fire department to pray and leave messages of support for david kates and his daughter as she recovered in the hospital.
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alexis couldn't hold back the tears. >> that's when it came to me that she was gone. that shows how much of a wonderful person she was. >> reporter: she says she is the kates' babysitter. >> to know that she's hurt is just horrible. >> reporter: while showing the kates family how much their neighbors care, organizers of the vigil also want to help the neighbors heal. >> we want them to heal. >> reporter: there is considerable anger. >> how humans can do something like that, it's a barbaric act. >> that was adam sexton of our affiliate reporting. the four suspects are all still in jail. two of them were ordered to be held on $500,000 bond. the other two were denied bail entirely. many parents apparently don't want their kids to get the h1n1 flu vaccine as it is now
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becoming available. in fact, more than a third of parents 38% here, polled by the "associated press" said they're unlikely to give permission for their own children to be vaccinated at school. many are concerned about the side effects. here's what researchers are saying. no serious complications turned up during the testing phase of the h1n1 vaccine. nearly all americans, though, do have some traces of the chemical bpa in their systems. many people believe it is toxic. but it's found in hundreds of everyday products ranging from kitchen appliances to toy, even baby bottles. but now a new study suggests baby girls exposed to bpa in the womb are suffering years later as toddlers. cnn's senior medical correspondent, elizabeth cohen, talked about this issue earlier today. >> they tried to measure how much bpa pregnant women had in their systems while they were pregnant and then got in touch
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with those women two years later. women with the highest amounts of bpa while they were pregnant were more likely to have 2-year-old daughters to be aggressive, not sons, but daughters. there's lots of limitations to the study. certain things they didn't measure that perhaps they should have. but it might give one more positive about bpa even than ever before. >> and the co-author of the study said there was already enough evidence to show that pregnant women should reduce their exposure to bpa. president obama hosting white house basketball court. this afternoon the president will be hosting a group of four cabinet members and 11 congressmen for a game of hoops. among those attending, interior secretary ken salazar, tim geithner and baron hill of north carolina. republican congressman john shimkus and jeff flake will be
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playing as well. the president's got some moves. tip-off scheduled for 5:00 at the white house. historically speaking, when u.s. troops have gone to war, they've done so over ideological differences with other countries. but environmentalists are saying future conflicts could be over a shortage of natural researches. barbara starr is taking a look at how the military is responding. >> reporter: around the globe, 600 million people are without enough fresh water or cropland to sustain themselves. that's the latest finding of the u.s. intelligence community andand it's about to get worse. by 2025, nearly 1.5 billion people will be in dire straits and climate change is making it all worse. the looming question? could it all lead to war? >> climate change will force people because their economic livelihoods will be threatened
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to begin to move. and when people move and you see a shortage of resources, what that potentially engenders is conflict over resources. >> reporter: at the u.s. defense department, the prospect of conflict over diminishing resources as a result of climate change is now part of military planning. for the first time, it will be considered in an upcoming military report to congress. >> when we look at climate change and when you look around the globe, you see three key factors. you see rising temperature changes. you see rising sea level changes. and then you see increased intensity of extreme weather events. because of those, you see implications as far as food security, water security, increased disease factors, increased ecological changes. there's a full range of changes in the future security environment that we need to attend to.
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>> that was barbara starr reporting. experts say relief groups are most concerned about sudan, somalia and kenya, which is already suffering its worst drought in years. they are also particularly worried that rising seas and changing weather patterns could displace millions of people in asia. do you ski? i do. and i didn't know what i thought of this video at first. a skier swept away by an avalanche. but a helmet cam films the entire experience. including his remarkable rescue.
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in the south pacific, five large earthquakes hitting that region within 11 hours' time. all this happening right around vanuatu and the solomon islands.
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after the first big one which had a preliminary magnitude of 7.8, a tsunami warning was issued. but that was called off pretty quickly. there are no reports of damage or injuries there. have you seen this next bit of video? it is getting a ton of play on cnn.com. what it does is essentially shows a skier coming down the mountain wearing a helmet cam. and the skier ends up getting buried in this avalanche of snow and ice. this happened last year in alaska. this is condensed video. take a look. >> you could kind of hear him. it's like it's muffled because of the snow. the skier is okay because look at this, fast-forward a couple of minutes in the video, his
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friends come and rescue him. he was buried for about 4 1/2 minutes, which i imagine was an eternity for him. before people in his group were able to dig him out. how did they find him? his right glove, the skier's right glove came off just before he came to rest there on the mountain in the midst of the snow. so these guys were able to come out and rescue him. amazing that whole thing was caught on camera. first it was politician, now late-night comedian david letterman is at the center of a sex scandal. but it's not all negative for those in the public high. here's's hln joy behar with the not-for-nothing commentary. >> david letterman who makes fun of everyone else's sex life gets caught cheating on his partner of 23 years with young women who work for him and his ratings go up, up, up. in fact, on monday night, he beat every show on nbc primetime. and being embroiled in a sex scandal doesn't hurt in politics, either. i remember when bill clinton was doing the nasty with monica
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lewinsky. his approval ratings were even higher than when he was just doing his job. the people of south carolina are rallying around mark sanford. their christian govern who somehow mistook an argentinaa woman's [ bleep ] for the app application trail. next time if sanford wants to win in a landslide, maybe he should have an affair with a swede. let's face it, sex scales. it may ruin families, and become national embarrassment. but the main thing is that americans are transfixed. they don't want to miss one little salacious detail. it's a ratings bonanza. this is a new show and i could use a little leg-up. maybe it's time for me to have a little something going on. this studio is crawling with men.
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hank, there's no friggin' way, even i have standards. but that's just me. >> you can catch "the joy behar show" here at 9:00 p.m. eastern on hln. new credit card rules aimed at protecting you, the consumer, going into effect four months from now. but some members of congress don't want to wait that long. poppy harlow live for us in new york. they're moving up the timetable? >> reporter: they are trying to to. but this stuff takes a lot of time. house democrats introducing legislation, trying to move that effective date of new credit card reform up from february 22nd to december 1st. the hearing on that just wrapped up. these banks when this reform went into action were given nine months to implement credit card reform. some lawmakers say they're just abusing that time. they're raising interest rates and they're raising fees. >> we can't turn back the clock,
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but we can make sure that the banks' unreasonable practices do not continue to affect her american households. we must begin the process of accelerating the implementation date of credit cardholder bill of rights. when i got home that day from the signing ceremony at the white house, i had a notice in the mail, it said that my bank was increasing my rate, decreasing my available credit and increasing fees across the board. what changed? what changed between the day we passed the bill and the day i arrived home? >> reporter: here are some of the reforms aimed at helping you, depending on when you get them. that's still up in the air. first of all, limiting the interest rate increases on exiting balances. also, payments have to be amrid when they're toward your balance to the part of your balance with the highest interest rate first. that could be a huge money-saver. if you've got debt, you have one of those balances with different
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interest rates. and no more universal defaults. if you default on one credit card, no longer will all your other credit cards will able to raise the rates on you. >> i know my am mex gets a litt bit of a workout every now and then. holiday shopping is coming up. sit too late to help us? >> reporter: holiday shopping season is what the experts are telling us, that's when you mox out the credit cards. when the spend ing ishighest. if you enact that reform december 1,you'll help a lot of folks there. also what we hear from expert, december and january are traditionally the biggest months for credit card applications. who knew? if you get those reforms enacted before then, you help on that front, too, brooke. it's going to be interesting to see, again, some backlash probably coming from the credit card companies on this one. we'll be watching. >> poppy, thank you. we're talking jon and kate and more. fighting over their twins'
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birthday. what's this whole battle about and when will it end? "showbiz tonight's" a.j. hammer has some ideas.
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have you been following this whole saga involving jon and kate gosselin? their twins are celebrating a birthday. mom and dad are fighting over the birthday party. "showbiz tonight's" a.j. hammer in new york. a.j., i kind of feel like that jon -- there's not really a line between tv and reality.
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tell me about the move he made in the middle of new york. >> yeah, this has got me baffled. quite frankly, i think there's a huge disconnect there. either jon is getting very bad advice from somebody or he simply does not get it. you mentioned the kids' birthday. it's the twins' birthday. and they have joint shared custody of these two beautiful girls. they can all spend birthdays together, according to the court. kate sent jon on e-mail. he received it on his blackberry explaining exactly how she wanted to see the birthday unfold. and jon saw fit to read that e-mail -- that private e-mail to tmz cameras. take a look at this. >> she says, due to recent events, it will be too stressful for the kids -- okay. to have both of us here as we had originally planned. i would like to split the evening so they can see us both. i would appreciate if you would pick them up at the bus stop
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tomorrow at 4:00 and stay till 6:00. that's ridiculous. i'm going to stay longer than that. >> it's supposed to be a joint day because it's their birthday? >> yeah, all holidays, birthdays, whatever. >> i am having an enormously hard time understanding why jon gosselin thinks it is okay to be reading this private, personal e-mail about the custody of their kids to the cameras that the whole world is now getting a chance to see. it just blows my mind. >> it blows your mind. i don't think privacy is really in either of their vocabularies lately, it seems. this whole incident is happening at a bad time. when you think about a possible legal next step, what do you think? >> legally, i'm not sure. one thing i would like to see happen is a court-ordered mediator to step in to try to tell these guys exactly what to do and maybe even some kind of a gag order. quite frankly, jon needs to learn the words "no comment." i know the media hounds him all
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the time. but h can gracefully say, i'm really not supposed to talk about it. but he should realize he really should not be talking about it. that's what i don't really understand, particularly given how just very recently he said he wanted to smooth things over with kate. i just don't understand why they can't shut up. coming up tonight on "showbiz tonight," obviously there is a lot to deal with in this new birthday drama for jon and kate. it is unbelievable and we have the explosive new chapter for you tonight on tv's most provocative entertainment news show. we'll see you back here at 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on hln. >> maybe you can get in his hear and tell him, no comment. >> i've been trying. >> a.j., thank you. nasa has a new plan to see whether there is water on the moon. and you may get to watch that happen. here's the deal. apparently nasa is going to crash a used rocket into the moon's south pole early tomorrow morning. it will kick up lunar dust.
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and it will look for ice to prove water on the moon. the tempo of violence increasing in afghanistan as the war gets more dangerous for u.s. troops, what will the president do? what do you think? they said it would never last.
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saluting the bravery of those killed during the that insurgent attack. >> as we mourn the loss of these great americans, we remember their dedicated service and heroic actions as they fought alongside their comrades to preserve our freedoms. >> our soldiers over there, they're actually in very high spirits. they were attacked and the unit fought bravely. in the end, they won the day. >> the pentagon is also confirming that another soldier also from ft. carson now was killed in a separate afghanistan attack last weekend. he is the 24th soldier to die from that post in afghanistan. at least 13 people are dead, dozens are hospitalized in the capital of afghanistan. victims of a suicide car bombing just outside the indian embassy. the taliban issued a statement claiming responsibility for the blast. the afghan government is blaming elements from outside the
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country. take a look at the aftermath there. a government spokesman says the bomber tried to drive an suv full of explosives through one of the embassy's gaits. this is the second bombing of that same embassy since july of last year. afghanistan's government blamed pakistani intelligence services for that attack. a dalton, illinois, police officer handed in his resignation following an altercation with a 15-year-old special education student. let's take a look at this video. this is an incident that happened in may. here's the fight. it appears to show this unidentified officer beating the student in the hallway. the teen's attorney says the cop slammed the boy against the locker and pinned him to the floor because he wasn't following the dress code. the teen broke his nose. the officer went to the hospital, too, with a scratch on his eye. the officer was removed from the school, stripped of his police powers, placed on administrative leave. as we mentioned, he has now quit. the investigation is ongoing.
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the teen's parents are considering legal action. police in phoenix say a man who was kidnapped and held captive for a week might have escaped being buried alive. they say his alleged abductors demanded a ransom from his family. the ransom never came. and they told him they were thinking of burying him. he said he heard his captors digging and using a concrete cutting machine. he managed to get out through a bedroom window and ran to the neighbors for help. >> he was shaking. he was obviously scared. >> he was pretty freaked out. he had duct tape all over his arms. he was screaming. >> police surrounded the man and arrested two men and inside the home, they found a big hole, six-feet deep, bags of concrete as well. the story doesn't end there. they say the man who was
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kidnapped is apparently involved in some kind of illegal activity himself. so they are investigating him as well. north carolina woman tell ago dramatic story about being kidnapped and beaten by a man she simply stopped to give a ride. her name is kimberly matthews. she thought she knew the guy. turned out he was a stranger. so she was robbed, beaten, forced to drive the truck until it ran out of gas. >> i had a necklace around my neck. he had it around my neck and about choked me to death. he was shaking me and he hits me against -- i don't know if it was against the steering wheel or hit my head -- anyway, my glasses went through my nose here. and i just blacked out. >> north carolina state troopers found her unconscious in her car. police are still looking for her attacker. a deadly typhoon has flooded homes and forced more than 11,000 people to evacuate. two people were killed and dozens are injured after a powerful typhoon slammed into japan. the storm destroyed bridges and
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toppled large trucks along some of the highways. police say a man was killed as he was delivering newspapers when his motorbike hit a toppled tree. five large earthquakes hit the south pacific within 11 hours. all happening near vanuatu and the solomon islands. a tsunami warning was issued but that was called off. there are no reports of damages of any other injuries. you probably know about many of the health problems caused by extra weight. but now as elizabeth cohen reports for today's health minute, scientists say, it could affect your sleep. >> reporter: adding on the pounds could subtract from your sleep as well as your overall health. according to a new study in the american journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, overweight people are more likely to have a breathing-related sleep disorder. and those breathing problems can cause more severe consequences for the overweight. scientists analyzed 750 adults
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ages 30 to 62 from an ongoing sleep study in wisconsin. the researchers say participants with higher body mass index were more likely to suffer oxygen starvation, which often leads to apnea. apnea can cause heart problems and keep people from getting enough sleep. obese people made up only 40% of the study but they experienced 62% of the group's breathing problems. the government says people with a body mass index of 30 or higher are obese. for the average 5'9" man, that's about 196 pounds. for the average 50 5'4" woman, it's about 165 pounds. you're at risk if you're 164 pounds for a 5'9" man or 145 pounds if you're a 5'4" woman. parent, this next story is for you. you love your kids, but sometimes taking care of them can be taxing. add that to your 9 to 5 job and
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it can be exhausting chlgt how happy are warg moms out there? what a new survey says about them and stay-at-home moms.
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heck reform has cleared a major hurdle and is cleared to be voted on next tuesday. but here's the big surprise. the congressional budget office says the plan being considered would cut the federal deficit by $80 billion over the next ten years.
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that's $70 billion less than expected. it would help extend coverage to 94% of eligible americans. but about 25 million americans would be uninsureded when the plan is phased in in 2019. if it clears the finance committee, it will head to the full house and senate for debate. to the moms out there, are working moms happier than stay-at-home moms? the answer, is little bit. 85% of working moms rate themselves as happy though most say they would be happier if they could work part time and spend more time with their families. the dads seem pretty happy to stay at work. 80% of working dads say they prefer working full time. buried alive in a matter of seconds. a back country ski ser swallowed up by this massive avalanche, the blue sky in front of him
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replaced by a suffocating, terrifying white snow. the video getting a lot of clicks at cnn.com. n nicole lapin is here with us. you can't believe -- he's okay. we should say that. >> reporter: he's okay. d this is why we're showing the video. taking so muf look at it, it's really an amazing viewpoint. a firsthand count of being nowife to li oif he going to's. itoo like. sufferingears ler asn's seor medical correspondent, elibelked about >> reporter: they looked at pregnant women. and theyried to measure how much bpa they had in their systems whe they were pregnant witthen they got in touchh those women two years later. what they found is that women with the highest amounts of bpa while they were pregnan to have
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daughters who were considered aggressive, not son, but daughters. there's lots of limitations to this study. there are certain things they didn't measure that perhaps they should have. but certainly it gives -- might give one more positive of bpa even than ever before. >> the co-author of the study says there is already enough evidence to show that pregnant women should reduce their exposure to bpa. a pair of british researchers trying to shake up the dating scene -- get a load of this. they're suggesting that birth control has changed women's taste in men. university of sheffield professors say many women now prefer more boyish-looking types because they're on the looking types because they are on the pill. professors admit they have no hard evidence but suggest when women are fertile they are attracted to macho types. the authors of the study says more research needs to be taken on the psychological effects of
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birth control. this week one of my guests challenged me and told me there is no war on women. yesterday "usa today" had a front page story on rape reports reaching a 20-year low. so do you want to guess how many rapes were reported last year to reach this historic record low, according to the fbi 89,000 women reported being raped. that doesn't include rapes that go unreported. so do not tell me there is not a war on women. one rape is an outrage. 89,000 rapes is a nationwide emergency. if we have any chance of winning this war on women we have to stop treating these statistics as business as usual. that is my issue. >> find out what jane has on her mind. from the videotaped mob beating of a chicago teenager to the vicious random killing of a mom
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in a small new hampshire town. the nation, she says, is gripped in a teen violence crisis. watch "issues with jane velez-mitchell" at 7:00 eastern time on hln. a neighbor's quick thinking helped save two toddlers from a burning house. a man in knoxville woke up and his house was on fire. he couldn't get up to the second floor. the neighbor got ladder. the father got the boys down. the family is okay. a 10-year-old british boy is blowing away people with his talent. he sounds classically trained but the real story is far different. =
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we've known for weeks the general in charge in afghan wants more boots on the ground to fight the war. we are getting a new report on what the president apparently wants to do.
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newly released undercover video shows how easy it can be to buy a gun with no questions asked. two u.s. space probes are about to crash into the moon and nasa can't be happier. hln "newses and views." hi, everybody. i'm chuck roberts. a new story suggests president obama is not inclined to send troops into afghanistan. the associate press cites a top administration official involved in discussions. that official tells the ap the president will accept some taliban involvement in afghanistan's political future. the president, of course, has been reviewing a report from the afghanistan commander general stanley mcchrystal, laying out possible stages of military escalation. added from 10,000240,000 troops. the eight u.s. soldiers killed during a fire fight.
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>> as we mourn the loss of these great americans we remember their dedicated service and heroic actions as they fought alongside their comrades to preserve our freedoms. >> our soldier overs there are actually in very high spirits. they were attacked and the unit fought bravely and in the end they won the day. >> the pentagon confirms another soldier from ft. carson was killed in a separate attack, the 24th soldier from ft. carson to die in afghanistan. >> 13 people are dead in the capital kabul as a result of a car bombing outside the indian embassy. the afghan government is blaming elements from outside the country. the bomber tried to drive an suv
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full of explosives through the embassy gates. the second bombing at the embassy since last year. afghan government blames pakistani intelligence. who should the president be listening to when it comes to troop increases and strategy changes? call us toll free 1-877-tell-hln. the e-mail address cnn.com/hln. text views and your comment and name to hlntv. your views, standard text rates apply. undercover video shows how easy it is to buy a gun illegally in the u.s. michael bloomberg sent investigators to seven gun shows to expose the gup show loophole. in most states they can sell guns without doing background checks. if they have a reason not to believe a buyer couldn't pass a
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background check they are not supposed to sell them. >> no tax, no paperwork. >> no background check. >> no. >> okay, good. i probably couldn't pass. one of those things. >> i hear you. >> this investigation found 19 of 30 private sellers to people who said they couldn't pass a background check. criminals are getting these guns and bringing them into new york city. mayor bloomberg is calling for background checks on all gun sales. closing the gun show loophole and cracking down has nothing whatsoever to do with the second amendment. it is about basic law enforcement plain and simple. >> the nra, the national rifle association says bloomberg should go after people blaming the law rather than hold a news conference saying "bloomberg's priors are media first, justice
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later. health care reform has cleared a major hurdle and headed for a final vote in the senate finance committee next tuesday. the cbo, nonpartisan congressional budget office saying the plan would cut the deficit by $80 billion over ten years. the amended legislation would cost $890 billion. it would extend coverage to 94% of eligible americans. 25 million americans would still be uninsured in 2019 in full implementation. if it clears committee it heads to the full house and senate for debate. a deadly typhoon has killed two people and dozens are hurt after a powerful typhoon slammed japan. destroying bridges. a man was killed as he delivered newspapers when his motorbike hit a downed tree. at least a half dozen large
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earthquakes have hit the south pacific. after the first big one of 7.8 magnitude, a tsunami warning was issued but quickly called off there is no report of damage or injuries. a german author has won the nobel prize. herta mueller fled the communist government. dozens of marines and their sons have come forward to discuss male breast cancer. aside from their illness there is one other link and many said it is time for the government and the military to help out.
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new information about the story about several marines and sons of marines diagnosed with breast cancer. they think they got it from the drinking water, contaminated tap water at camp lejeune decades
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ago. abbie boudreau looks at how capitol hill is responding. >> reporter: these are the facing of a rare disease. male breast cancer. marines or children of marines who believe their illnesses came from drinking and bathing in toxic tap water at camp lejeune decades ago. within two weeks after cnn's story first aired the number of men coming forward with this disease has nearly doubled. the total is now 40. all marines or their children. >> that's blowing me away. i expected to find some but to double our number with just one story, it begs to ask, how many people are out there with male breast cancer from camp lejeune? >> mike partane was one we first interviewed. as a result of the story he has been asked to testify before the u.s. senate veterans affairs committee this week. he was born at camp lejeune 40
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years ago. >> i do not drink. i do not smoke. i was diagnosed at the age of 39. there is no history of breast cancer in my family male or female. i was exposed while my mother was pregnant with me to chemicals in the drinking water. i was poisoned. >> representative john dingle has pushed for cleanup accountability for contaminated military sites including camp lejeune. >> frankly, it should not be permitted. it smacks of active deceit, dishonesty, irresponsibility of the environmental concerns and quite honestly putting their people at risk. >> reporter: the marine corps says drinking water at camp lejeune is now cleaned up but acknowledges it was badly contaminated. in a written statement the marines point out several
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scientific studies have not identified a link between exposure to the historically impacted water at camp lejeune and adverse health effects. with no proven link many of those who are sick are denied va benefits. senator kaye hagen from north carolina where camp lejeune is located says these people deserve help. >> they have worked their entire careers, successfully completing the mission they were asked to start. it should be our mission to give them complete answers. if we stop now our mission will not be accomplished. >> partane says that would be a start. >> it is up to the senate and congress to force the marine corps to answer these questions and hold their feet to the fire. that is the only way we can get to the bottom of the truth. >> reporter: senator hagan just
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sponsored a bill to give benefits to marines and their families who may have been exposed at camp lejeune. texting, eating, turning the radio high. a lot of us do it while driving and take the dangers for granted. >> missing three out of the four red lights was pretty good enough to me to say don't do it. >> driver's ed, a crash course showing teenagers whatnot to do behind the wheel.
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a new air traffic control system is running into some problems. the faa says the computer system failed in a test run in salt lake city. the computers are supposed to be online at the end of next year. the is system is updating to satellite based technology. the moon is about to get a few craters. nasa is planning to crash two spacecraft into the lunar surface. nasa will crash a used rocket into the south pole. it will kick up lunar dust. the satellite will fly through the dust cloud looking for ice. it will send back live color pictures and crash into the moon itself. astronomers will be able to see the crashes. an illinois police officer has handed in his resignation after an altercation involving a 15-year-old special education student.
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it happened in may. it appears to show the unidentified officer beating the student. he slammed the boy against the lockers because he wasn't following dress code. the teen had a broken nose. the officer had a scratch to the eye. he was removed from the school. he now quit the invest continues and the parents are considering a lawsuit. in phoenix a man may have escaped being buried alive. his abductors demanded a ransom. he heard his captors talking about burying him. he heard them digging and using a concrete cutting machine. that convinced him to make a break for it. he got out a bedroom window and ran to the neighbors for help. >> he was crying. he was shaken. >> he was pretty freaked out.
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he had duct tape all over his arms and screaming in spanish telling us to help him out. >> police surrounded the home and arrested two men. they found a six feet hole. the man kidnapped is involved in illegal activity and they are investigating him. a north carolina woman is telling a dramatic story about being kidnapped and beaten by a man she gave a ride to. she was robbed, beaten and forced to drive until her truck ran out of gas. >> he about choked me to death. he is just shaking me and he hits me against desh i don't know if he hit me against my steering wheel. my glasses went through my nose and i just blacked out. >> state troopers found her unconscious along i-95 in her car. a neighbor's quick thinking
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helped save two toddlers from a bushing house. flames stopped a man from reaching his sons on a second floor. the neighbor got at ladder and the father got the boys down. >> they call you a hero. >> that's -- i think it is an overstatement. it was happening in a flash. it was very, very fast and very scary. >> the family is okay. you know texting while driving can be dangerous. now there is a new push to get teen drivers to recognize that. high schoolers in oklahoma went through a driving course while messaging friends, using phones and eating. it was an eye opener for many. >> i couldn't even get my pass word into my phone. i have a touch screen phone. i couldn't get my pass word because of the guy sitting here going like this, over and over again and playing with my radio. it was -- there was no way. >> more states including oklahoma are considering laws,
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new ones to make texting while driving illegal. the number of newly laid off people filing for unemployment benefits has fallen to its lowest level in ten months. first-time claims dropped to 521,000. better than economists expected. analysts expect overall employment will keep rising into next year. if you have been waiting for mortgage rates to drop so you can refinance. they have dropped. freddie mac reports the average rate is 4.87%. mortgage rates are down a full percentage point from this time last year. homeowners are beginning to notice. refinance applications are up 18% since last week. thousands of people lined up for a chance at federal money meant to keep a roof over their heads. the lines in detroit yesterday. the city handed out 50,000 applications for 3,500 housing staupt checks. fear and anger set in as people
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realized how many would leave empty handed. police had to step in and stop people from pushing. >> there's people all over the place. this is getting crazy. we need help. >> my concern is that everybody is down here and they've been down here all night. might not get a chance to get an application. it is very sad. >> several people treated for fainting and exhaustion. the most they can qualify for is $3,000. get ready to see more flight delays. long delays are twice as common now as they were in 1990. the report says flight delays are going to get worse. about 10% of flights arrive at least two hours late. short flights between cities and ill-equipped air traffic control system may be to blame. one airline is trying to lighten its load by asking folks to use the bathroom before they get on board.
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japan's airline says it is getting rid of the extra weight. it is part of an environmental experiment by the airline using recycled paper cups and plastic bottles instead of glass. how do you know the organic food you are buying is 100% organic? clark howard says you need to read between the lines. >> i always roll my eyes when my wife comes home with groceries and they'll be this organic thing and that organic thing and the other organic thing and when i do the grocery shopping i buy whatever is cheapest. well, who is right? the thing with organic is a problem. why? because the federal government has been playing fast and loose with what items are allowed to have organic on the label. you may, in order to protect yourself or do something better for you or your family spend the money on organic but the
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"washington post" reports item after item has all kinds of nonorganic stuff in it. on that topic, what does natural mean? you believe when you see natural on a food label it means absolutely nothing. there are no standards that enforce what that word means. so before you spend extra money, know what you're buying. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to stretch a buck go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> don't forget great consumer advice, saturdays and sundays, noon and 4:00 eastern on hln news and views. the toy wars are on. target is firing the second shot cutting prices 50% on popular toys a. barbie is five bucks. a gi joe is $15. walmart cut toys, other competition, sears, balance & noble are making space for toys.
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they are hoping you will get in the store and spend on big stuff. president obama joined 140 middle school students on the white house lawn for star gazing. sally ride said she hoped the event would keep the kids interested in science and technology. a skier is swept away by an avalanche. a helmet mounted video camera films the entire terrifying experience. not long ago, this man had limited mobility.
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the taliban claimed responsibility. the afghan government is blaming elements outside the country. a driver tried to drive an suv full of explosives through the embassy gates ft afghanistan's government blamed pakistan intelligence services for the previous attack. the president is not inclined to send a large number of u.s. troops into afghanistan. the associated press is only interested in keeping troop numbers large enough to keep al qaeda at bay. the official tells the ap the president will accept some taliban involvement in afghanistan's political future. the president, of course, has been reviewing a report from afghanistan commander general stanley mcchrystal which lays out possible stages of military escalation, adding 10,000 to 40,000 troops. the president's final decision
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is at least two weeks off. we've been asking your thoughts on this. who do you think he should be listening to at this time? let's go to the phones. talk to brad on the line in san diego. hi, what do you think? >> caller: okay. hey, listen. i think we have a little problem back in iraq and they finally listened to general petraeus that we needed more troops. boy, look what happened. things calmed down. i think president obama ought to listen to his general when his general asks for more troops. let's give them the tools they need to win. let's not leave them with the bare minimum. let's get the job done and focused on other hot spots where we have to calm things down. that is my opinion. >> john is up next in beaumont. how are you? >> caller: i'm good mr. roberts. how about yourself? >> good. >> caller: this is being turned
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into another vietnam. obama said he was going to bring the troops home. well, he lied. the lawmakers whose children went to college to get out of line. the americans whose sons and daughters going overseas should be able to vote. no more troops should be sent. we should concentrate on bringing the troops home. >> tom, hi. >> caller: i agree with john in texas in pulling them out of there. the ground commanders do need to have more troops over there for security purposes. but we need to use diplomacy to pull everybody out of there and not be in a civil war like vietnam was. if the country gets invaded like kuwait did that is our purpose. we are not supposed to be there just peacekeepers and having our troops be exploited to take unnecessary killings or deaths
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and being maimed. the troop strength is at 12 divisions of the u.s. army for ground troops and it is too low for global missions. the ground commanders know that. >> what about afghan forces? why can't they step up? >> caller: that is something you have to ask the executive level. i wouldn't want to touch on that. i honestly think that we're in a big mess. they don't know how to pull out of it diplomatically. i'm not anti-military, but i'm there for a purpose, for a valid purpose. my question is have we captured obama? are we there for terrorism? >> i think you mean osama. m.j. writes when are we going to
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go into pakistan and get osama. you don't need 40,000 troops. ashley writes my husband is in the military and he is getting deployed. i don't think they should send more troops. they should hurry and end this. vicki writing for a country that has repelled arms for the past 1,000 years i don't understand why our military has to train their fighters. scott says as a vietnam veteran i feel that the military is more effective when the politics let the trained officials run our battles. health care reform has cleared a major hurdle. headed for a final vote in the senate finance committee next tuesday. here is something of a surprise. the nonpartisan congressional budget office says the plan being considered would cut the federal deficit by $80 billion in ten years. the amended legislation would cost $829 billion. the plan would extend coverage
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to 94% of eligible americans. 25 million americans would remain uninsured when the plan is fully implemented in 2019. this will head to the full house and senate. in parents don't want their kids to get the h1n1 vaccine. many parents said they are unlikely to give permission to get their kids vaccinated. they are concerned about side effects. >> new undercover video shows how easy it is to buy guns illegally in the u.s. in most states private dealers can legally sell guns without doing background checks but if they have a reason to believe the buyer couldn't pass a background check they are not
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supposed to sell them. >> private collection, no tax, no paperwork. >> no background check. >> no. >> all right. good. i probably couldn't pass one. one of those things. >> i hear you. yeah. >> all right. let's do it. >> good, buddy. >> the investigation found 19 of 30 private sellers sold guns to people who admitted they couldn't pass a background check. mayor bloomberg is calling for a federal law requiring background checks on all gun sales. >> closing the gun show loophole and cracking down on sellers who violate the law has nothing whatsoever to do with the second amendment. it is about basic law enforcement plain and simple. >> the nra, the national rifle association says the mayor should go after people breaking the law rather than hold news conferences. bloomberg's priorities are media first, justice later. the mayor is not planning to file lawsuits against any of the private dealers caught on the
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tapes. a new air traffic control system is running into problems. the faa says the new computer system failed in a test run. the computers are supposed to be online by the end of next year. they are updating to a satellite based technology. newly released audio between air traffic controllers moments before the horrific crash between a small plane and a helicopter over the hudson river. it occurred in august. nine people died. at one point the air traffic controller at the teterboro airport could be heard talking about a dead cat. minutes later the report of the crash comes in. >> be advised there is an airplane crashed into a helicopter a minute ago. >> you know what. we were looking for him also.
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>> did he say what i thought he said. >> yeah. >> where at? >> over the river. >> oh, my lord. >> okay. thanks. >> the associate press obtained the audio under the freedom of information act. phoenix police say a man was held hostage in this home without food as his captors were digging his grave. how the man says he made it out alive.
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>> the house of representatives have voted to expand a hate crimes law to protect people attacked because of their sexual orientation. that bill heads to the senate. if it passes u.s. attorneys could charge people who attack
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someone because of gender, sexual preference or disability with a hate crime. the president supports the measure. an illinois police officer has handed in his resignation after an altercation involving a 15-year-old special ed student. here is the video. it appears to show the unidentified officer beating the student. the cop slammed the boy against the locker, pinned him against the floor. the teen broke his nose. the officer went to the hospital with a scratched eye. he was stripped of police powers and places on administrative leave. the investigation continues and the teen's parents are considering a lawsuit. a 1-year-old woman found dead in her nursing home was strangled. with wpri, our affiliate talked to the woman's son.
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>> i'm just devastated. i can't imagine why anyone would hurt my mother. everyone loved her. >> reporter: scott barrow is in shock his 100-year-old mother elizabeth was murdered. he saw her the day before she was found dead at the nursing home. >> i took her out to lunch the day before it happened and took her shopping for some winter clothes. we had a wonderful time and it was just a shock to have her gone a few hours later. >> reporter: barrow was found in her bed by a nursing assistant during a routine check in late september. now have the results of an autopsy revealed she was strangled. to celebrate her 100 birthday exactly a month before her death her only son threw her a party. >> she was in great spirits. my daughter made my father's favorite recipes for her and we had a party on the deck and she was in great spirits.
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>> reporter: the district attorney's office refuses to say if anyone has been arrested in the case and will only say the investigation is ongoing. >> i'm at a loss. it is not a good time to ask me what my plans are. i'm no shock. >> our thanks to wpri. reporting from the affiliate in rhode island, the story was in dartmouth, mass. the nursing home scores below average in performance surveys. police in phoenix say man who was kidnapped and held captive for a week may have escaped being buried alive. the kidnappers demanded a ransom. he heard his captors talking about burying him. he heard them digging and using a concrete cutting machine. that convinced him to make a break. he managed to get out a bedroom
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window and ran to the neighbor's for help. >> he was freaked out. he had duct tape all over his arms a and he was screaming in spanish to help him out. >> they found a six-foot deep hole and bags of concrete the man who was kidnapped is apparently involved in illegal activity himself and they are investigating him. a neighbor's quick thinking helped save two toddlers from a burning house. a man woke up to his house on fire. his neighbor quickly got a ladder and the father was able to get the boys down. the family is okay. >> claustrophobics might want to look away.
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i'm jane velez-mitchell and here is my issue. this week one of my guests challenged me and told fle is no war on women. yesterday "usa today" had a front page story on rape reports reaching a 20-year low. so do you want to guess how many rapes were reported last year to reach this historic record low? according to the fbi, 89,000
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women reported being raped. 89,000 women. that doesn't even include rapes that go unreported. so do not tell me there is not a war on women. one rape is an outrage. 89,000 rapes is a nationwide emergency. if we have any chance of winning this war on women we have to stop treating these horrifying statistics as business as usual. i'm jane velez-mitchell and that is my issue. >> fresh off his return to the nfl after serving time for a dogfighting ring there is word michael vick is about to do a reality show. don't miss that tonight at 7:00. this video shows a skier wearing a helmet cam getting buried in an avalanche of snow and ice in alaska. check this out.
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>> well, he didn't know that rescue was close. he was buried about 4 1/2 minutes. somebody saw his glove, his right glove came off just before he was buried and that helped rescuers spot where he was. he's okay. new credit card rules aimed at protecting consumers take effect next february. some members of congress don't want to wait that long. poppy? >> they want to see this enacted sooner. the house democrats having a hearing on the legislation they introduced moving the effective date of credit card reform up from february 22nd to december 1st. now when this was all passed, the banks were given nine months to implement credit card reform.
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some lawmakers say they are abusing that time, raising interest rates and fees. take a listen. >> we can't turn back the clock but we can make sure the banks unreasonable passions do not continue to effect more american house holds. today we must begin the process of accelerating the implementation of the credit card holder bill of rights. when i got home that day from the signing ceremony at the white house, i had a notice in the mail when i arrived home that friday, it said that my bank was increasing my rate, decreasing my available credit and increasing fees across the board. what changed? what changed between the day we passed the bill and the day i arrived home? >> reporter: you can see a lot of outrage there. here are some of the reforms aimed at helping you, depending on when you get them. that's still up in the air. first of all, limiting the interest rate increases on exiting balances.
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also payments to make to pay off debt, toward the balance, those have to go to the balance with the highest interest rates first. that could be a huge money-saver. if you have one with different interest rates. if you did he fault on a payment with one of your credit cards, they can jack up the rates on all cards. with this, they won't be able to do that. >> will reform come? >> if we see this move forward to december 1st, before the holiday shopping season gets under way, that's when people spend the most on credit cards. if you enact it before that, it will help. december and january, those are the biggest months for credit card applications. that would be a good time to start prohibiting rate increases before that takes place. what you can expect from this, a pushback from the banking industry, credit card lobbies on
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this. we'll be following it. reforms are coming. the question remains, chuck, when they are coming. >> see who has the more momentum. thanks, appreciate it, poppy harlow. >> stocks resumed rally, investors encourage bid better than expected returns from alcoa, dow before the close up around 71 points to 97, almost 9800. a warning for the man on the moon. nasa planning a lunar attack tomorrow. we'll explain the reasons.
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this unusual accident tied up people in a morning commute. check out this dangling from an interstate bridge. no word on how it happened or how the driver is doing. >> firefighters pulled a woman from this car in alameda, california. she lost control, smashed through a white picket fence and landed in the kitchen givingict
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and then crash into the moon itself. amateur astronomers will be able to see the crashes if it's dark and they have ten inch telescopes or bigger. president obama added astronomer in chief to his resume. he and the first lady joined 140 students on the front lawn for star gazing. he's urging students not to give up on math and science. >> there are a lot of mysteries left and a lot of problems for you students to solve. i want to be the president who
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makes sure you have the teachers and tools you need to solve. that's why we're working to reinvigorate platte and science in schools and attract new teachers in the classrooms. >> former astronaut sally ride and hubble telescope were there know the session. she said she hopes it will keep students interested in science and technology. the president will hold court at the white house today, the white house basketball court. nfc it's going to begin in an hour. they will host a group of cabinet members, four of them, 11 congressmen for a game of hoops. among those attending, ken salazar, tim geithner, barron hill of north carolina. the teams will be mostly made up of democrats, although republican congressmen will play, too. tip-off for 5:00 eastern. no age limits on busting a move. these folks can tell you how it's done. they are not getting a good
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workout. they are dancer for miami heat. they danced for golden oldies made up of men and women who can bring it hip-hop style. they are at least 60 years old. it's the sixth season for golden oldies. they regularly perform at heat home games in miami. a few weeks ago they shut off at nba all-star. a long awaited seinfeld reunion. the show stars larry david one of the masterminds behind seinfeld. joy behar talked with larry david about his approach to comedy. >> you're thinking all the time about those shows, aren't you, the plots? >> yes. >> everybody loves to work on those because they don't really have a script. they improvise and make it up as they go along. you haven't exactly asked me to be on over the years. >> haven't exactly or haven't. >> you haven't asked. >> joy interviews larry david tonight on hln. following a story just in.
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associated press reports the president is not likely to support a toop surge in afghanistan. details at the top of the hour. richelle carey on the way. be right back.
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we've known for sometime the general in charge in afghanistan wants more u.s. troops deployed there. a new report says president obama has ideas of his own about how many to send. a viral video captures a skier just as he's trapped under an avalanche. you don't want to miss the amazing rescue also caught on tape. and the king of pop and actor singer harry connick jr.
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are at the center of a growing controversy in australia. what happened down under that has connick upset. the latest in news and views. i'm richelle carey as always for your time. president obama meets with two senior advisors on the war going forward in afghanistan, there's a report u.s. would be willing to septal ban as a role for the future of the country. a senior administration official is raising the possibility of the taliban government. they are part of the discussions but doesn't name the official. president is meeting with vice president biden, also secretary of state hillary clinton this afternoon to discuss that as his options. he's also viewing a report from the afghanistan commander that is general stanley mcchrystal that lays out possible stages of military escalation, adding anywhere from 10,000 to as many
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as 40,000 troops. mcchrystal is said to be strongly recommending the highest number. and the eight soldiers killed during a firefight in afghanistan all came from ft. carson, colorado. at the post officers are saluting the bravery of those killed during the insurgent attack. >> as we mourn the loss of these great americans, we remember their dedicated service and heroic actions as they fought along with comrades to preserve freedoms. >> soldiers over there, actually very high spirits. they were attacked and the unit fought bravely. in the end they won the day. >> the pentagon confirms another soldier from ft. carson was killed in a separate afghanistan attack last weekend. he's the 24th soldier from the post to die in afghanistan. at least 17 people are dead and dozens of people are in the
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hospital in the capital of afghanistan. victims of a suicide car bombing outside the indian embassy. the taliban issued a statement claiming responsibility for that blast. the afghan government is blaming elements from outside the country. a government suppose person said the bomber tried to drive an suv full of explosives through one of the embassy gates. it was the second bombing at the indian embassy since july of last year. afghanistan's government blamed pakistani intelligence services for that attack. a hate crimes law to protect people attacked because of their sexual orientation. the bill has to be to the senate. if it passes u.s. attorneys will be able to charge someone who attacked someone because of sexual preference, i had it, or disability with a hate crime.
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the white house says president obama does support the measure. a police officer has resigned, turned in his resignation after an altercation involving a 15-year-old special education student. got the video, just released. this is what happened back in may. it appears to show the unidentified officer beating the student. the teen's attorney said the cop slammed the boy against the lockers, pinned him to the floor because he wasn't following dress code. the teen broke his nose. the officer went to the hospital with a scratch to his eye. the officer was removed from the school, stripped of police powers and placed on administrative leaves. as you mentioned, he quit. the investigation is still ongoing. the teen's parents are considering a lawsuit. new undercover video shows just how easy it is to buy a gun illegally in the u.s. new york city's mayor michael bloomberg sent private investigators to seven gun shows in three states. they were trying to expose what's called the gun show
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loophole. in most states private dealers can legally sell guns without doing the background checks. but if they have any reason to believe the buyer couldn't pass a background check, they are not supposed to sell to them. the p.i.s tested that out. >> no background check? >> no. >> good. i probably couldn't pass one. one of those things, you know. >> i hear you. yeah. >> all right. let's do it. >> okay, buddy. >> what were the results? the investigation found they sold to sellers who said they couldn't pass a background check. criminals are getting guns and bringing they will back to new york city. he's calling for a federal law to require background checks on all gun sales. closing the gun show loophole and cracking down and those that violate the law has nothing whatsoever to do with the second amendment.
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it's about basic law enforcement plain and simple. the national rifle association says bloomberg should go after people breaking the law rather than calling news conference. a quote, bloomberg's priorities are clearly media first, justice later. bloomberg said he's not planning to file lawsuits against private dealers on those tapes. a deadly typhoon flooded homes and forced more than 11,000 people to have to leave their homes. two people killed and dozens hurt after it slammed. it toppled cars on bridges, a man was killed delivering newspapers when hit by a tree. a skier wearing a camera getting hit by snow and ice in
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alaska. here it is. check it out. after all this, he was actually okay. he was buried for about four and a half minutes before people in his group were able to dig him out. luckily his right glove came off before the arrest. that helped rescuers find him pretty quickly. wow. the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan wants thousands more troops. some senior administration officials say more are not needed. who is right? who should president obama listen to as he charts a course for the war. share your views on hln.
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talking about president obama meeting with the cabinet to discuss the increasing violence in afghanistan, what to do next. the president is also reviewing the report from the commander of afghanistan, general stanley mcchrystal. he's been calling for troops anywhere from 10,000, maybe as many as 40,000. we've been wanting your thoughts on this. who do you think president obama should listen to? let's get to the phones. calling from kansas. tana, what's your take on this? >>. >> take in the opinions of everyone, i think that the people who general mcchrystal and everyone who is on the ground in afghanistan, they should be the ones who actually have the most weight and opinions. >> okay. but do you think, from what you said at the beginning, you do think there's something to be said for getting everyone's opinion, which is what he seems to be doing but you believe that
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the people that have got the military experience, you think you should give a little more weight to them. >> yes. >> tanan, thank you for your phone call. >> no problem. >> betty from wellston,, michigan. all right, betty. obviously decisions don't get much bigger than this. what's your take on it? >> well, i'm against sending more troops. i think mcchrystal is wrong by trying. we have not had any great success in eight years. only dead young people. people have been fighting since the beginning. that is all they know. we send money to fix things up, then it's destroyed. it means nothing to these people. the president said he would have all the people out of there by 2010. i think it would be a mistake to send more people over. >> you think we should pull out all together ar do you think a different strategy.
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>> a different strategy. that or pull out all together. >> okay, betty. thank you for your phone call. i appreciate it. got lots of comments on this, my facebook page as well. i appreciate it when i put a comment on and you jump in, think something through and give me your opinion. this is what whitney wrote. i think we need to listen to the soldiers. they are the ones fighting over there. they see it every day. president obama should listen to general mcchrystal. he knows firsthand what is required to get the situation under control. chris believes this, he thinks the president should listen to both sides to make a more informed decision, although more weight should be given to general mcchrystal. that's what our first caller tanan said as well. spencer feels this way, he should listen to the military, the experts on this type of decision, not the vice president, secretary of state. keep the politicians out of military decisions unless they want to volunteer to go fight.
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so most of you feeling you should listen to military experts making this type of decision. it's a tough decision for sure. thanks for everyone for all your e-mails, phone call, facebook phone calls. there's a lot of ways to reach us and continue to reach out during prime news as well. starts at the top of the hour, a lot of topics there you'll want to comment on. check them out on cnn.com/prime news. well, president obama is the commander in chief. let's lighten things up. some cabinet members are about to find out how the game is. the game will determine dominance on the white house basketball court.
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police in phoenix say a man kidnapped and held captive for a week may have escaped something worse, being buried alive. they demanded a ransom of $100,000 from his family. that never came. the man told police he heard his capit captors talking about burying him because they were tired of waiting for the money. they heard him digging and using a concrete cutting machine. that convinced him maybe i should make a break for it. he got out of a bedroom window and ran to the neighbors for help. >> he was crying, shaking. he was obviously scared. he was freaking out. he had tape all over his arms. he was screaming in spanish saying, help him out, help him out.
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>> police surrounded the home. they arrested two men. inside the home they found a six-foot deep hole and bags of concrete and the story does not end there. they say the man who was kidnapped is apparently involved in illegal activity himself. now they are investigating him. you know the president has got a little bit of game. at least he brags about it in a little bichlt in an hour we'll see if some of his cabinet members and congress have mad skills as well. they will be taking on each other in the basketball court. let's go one-on-one with deputy political director paul stein houser. one thing i know about basketball for sure, paul, men like to talk smack even if they can't really play. how about that. >> the president does talk some smack. he does have some game. remember when barack obama was in high school, his team went all the way in ohio. at the white house, a full court game. four cabinet secretaries there. eleven members of congress. some of these cabinet
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secretaries, they have got game, including secretary of education arne duncan. he played at har verdict, pro basketball in australia. secretary of treasury tim geithner as well, he plays a lot of hoops. some of these congressmen as well. all of these congressmen they play on a house league. they played in college, some high school. they all have some game. you know what, two of those members from the house coming over today are republicans. maybe, richelle, a little bipartisanship at the white house. >> maybe this is kind of like golf, where guys play golf and talk a little shop as well. we'll see. i need to know why are there no women playing with the guys? what's going on? >> the white house secretary was asked that. take a listen to what he has to say. >> the president is someone who is the father of two young daughters, has an avid interest in their competing against
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anyone on the playing field. the president certainly played basketball and other sports with women in the past and i anticipate he'll do so in the future. >> gibbs was also asked why he's no on the list, why he's not playing tonight. he said he did play a couple weeks back at a pickup game and he twisted his ankle. he said, i'm done. >> gibbs got all serious with the answer. >> you don't want to upset a lot of women out there. >> well said. deputy director paul stein hauser, appreciate it. >> even having the highest elected state official in your car doesn't get you out of a ticket. ask the driver for south carolina governor mark sanford. sanford's car was pulled over for speeding tuesday. but the state trooper let the driver go without a citation after he saw sanford in the back seat of the car. well, after viewing the trooper's dash-cam the state's department of public safety director says the driver will get a ticket after all. governor sanford is facing calls for his resignation after
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admitting an extramarital affair in june. nearly all americans have some traces of the chemical bpa in their systems. some believe it's toxic. it's found in everything from toys to baby bottles. children suffering from exposure in the womb are suffering as toddlers. medical correspondent spoke about the issue earlier. >> reporter: they looked to pregnant women and tried to measure how much bpa they had in their systems while they were pregnant and got in touch with those women later. what they found, women with highest achlts bpa were more likely to have two-year-old daughters considered to be aggressive. not sons but daughters. there's lots of limitations to the study. lots of things they didn't measure that they should have. seshl it might give one more
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positive look at bpa than ever before. >> the co-author of the study said there's already evidence to show pregnant women should reduce their exposure to bpa. are working moms happier than stay-at-home moms? a little bit, according a the pugh research center. stay-at-home moms are pretty happy, too. most of them said they would be happier if they could work part time and spend more time with their families. and dads, don't forget about them. dads seem to be pretty happy at work. 80% of working dads say they prefer working fulltime. stocks jumped out to a pretty strong start and then held their gains throughout the sessions. stephanie elam at the business desk where she hangs out, takes notes. >> i actually live here. >> seems like it.
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>> easier being here when things are good. today is one of those days. investors are feeling hopeful about third quarter earnings. began on positive as alcoa beat expectations. if other companies report improved results another sign of sustained economic recovery. all posted solid gains, dow rose, nasdaq added half a percent, s&p 500 gained three-quarters of one% en. better than expected economic news, retailers posted first gains in a year. jobless claims fell to their lowest level since january. more than half a million filed for first time unemployment benefits. that's down 33,000 from last week. this drop in jobless claims will be fourth in the last five weeks a sign employers are laying off fewer workers. the third day in a row, gold jumped to an all-time high, 1,056 an ounce which for most of us is way expensive, except for
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beautiful ladies like richelle. >> what in the world are you talking about? or newly married people like you. >> oh, okay. touche. i'll get you next time. >> appreciate it. harry connick jr. said he was offended by an act he was asked to june. this happened in australia yachlt we've got the down low on the down under performance that has people talking.
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as president obama meets with two of his senior advisors about the way forward in afghanistan, there's a report the u.s. would be willing to accept some role for the tali n taliban. reporting a senior official raising the possibility of taliban involvement. the ab reporting this particular
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force is involved in discussions about strategy in afghanistan but not saying who this official is. the president is meeting with vice president joe biden and secretary of state hillary clinton this afternoon to discuss the options. he's also reviewing the report from the afghanistan commander, general stanley mcchrystal. the report lays out possible stages of military escalation adding anywhere from 10,000 to 40,000 more troops. and mcchrystal is said to be strongly recommending the highest number. people live in a small new hampshire town are horrified by an attack that left a 42-year-old nurse dead and her 11-year-old daughter in the hospital. four teenagers are accused of bursting into their home armed with a machete, adam sexton from affiliate wmur has the story. >> the procession moved forward in silence, hundreds of mt. vernon residents, friends,
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family and neighbors turning out to show love and support for the family that left a woman dead and her 11-year-old injured. she said the daughter was one of her best friends. >> she's the best friend i've ever had. i love her and she's awesome. >> byrne said the sixth grade classroom hasn't been the same. >> i sit in the classroom next to her empty seat. i sit there and it tears me apart. >> the crowd gathered at the fire department with messages of support as she recovered in the hospital. alexis couldn't hold back tears when she saw the picture. >> that's when it came to me that she was actually gone. that picture shows how much of a wonderful person she was. she was always laughing. >> she said she was the babysitter and couldn't imagine what the daughter had to endure.
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>> to know she's hurt is horrible. >> while showing the family how much they care, organizers want to help the town begin to heal. >> we're trying to get people who are hurting to be here and talk to each other. >> still there is considerable anger. >> how humans can do something like that, it's a barbaric act. >> that report again was from adam sexton of affiliate wmur. the four suspects are still in jail. they were ordered to be held on $500,000 bond. the other two were denied bail. a police officer has handed in resignation after an altercation involving a 15-year-old special education student. caught on video just released. it happened in may. it appears to show the unidentified officer beating the student. the teen's attorney said the cops slammed the boy against lockers, pinned him to the floor
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because he wasn't following dress code. the teen broke his nose. the officer went to the hospital as well with the scratch to his eye. the officer was removed from the schools, stripped of police powers and placed on administrative leave. as we mentioned he has quit. the investigation is still ongoing. the teen's parents are considering a lawsuit. you've got to hear about a controversial report on children and violence. the justice department says more than 60% of u.s. kids were exposed to violence last year either directly or indirectly. one criminologist is slamming this report saying it's inaccurate because it includes kids who just heard about violence against someone or a possible threat to their home or school. new undercover video shows just how easy it is to buy a gun illegally in the u.s. new york city mayor michael bloomberg, this is what he did. he sent private investigators to seven gun shows in three states that were trying to expose
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what's called the gun show loophole. in most cases gun dealers can sell legally without background checks. but if they have any reason to believe a buyer couldn't pass a background check, they are not supposed to sell to them. p.i.s put that to the tet. well, the investigation found 19 of 30 private sellers sold guns to people who said they couldn't pass a background check. bloomberg says criminals are getting those guns and bringing them back to new york city. are he's requiring a federal law to require background checks on all gun sales. >> closing the loophole and cracking down on those that violate the law has nothing to
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do with the second amendment. it's about basic law enforcement plain and simple. the national rifle association says bloomberg should go after people breaking the law rather than hold news conferences. this the statement, part of it. says," bookberg's priorities are clearly media first, justice later." mayor bloomberg says he's not planning to file charges against any of the private dealers on the tapes. new information show most of the muslims don't live in the mideast. according to forum on religion and public life, two out of three muslims live in countries like indonesia, pakistan, india, mideast and north africa are home to 20% of the muslims. china has more than syria. there's more muslims in germany than lebanon. this could be important to focusing u.s. policy on outreach. a breaking news story coming to us from california.
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it's very unusual. a man who is apparently running a child care center out of his home blew his hand off making homemade explosives. the riverside county sheriff's department said they found a marijuana growing facility in this man's home. he's 23 years old. his name is benjamin. no children found in the home at the time of the blast. they are helping with this investigation. they are trying to determine the type of explosives being mixed. police in phoenix say a man who was kidnapped and held captive for a week may have escaped actually being buried alive. they say his alleged abductors demanded a ransom of $100,000 from his family. it never kachlt the man told police he then heard his captors talking about burying him because they were sick of waiting for the money. he then heard digging and someone using a concrete cutting
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machine. that's when he managed to get out a bedroom window and run to neighbors for help he was crying. freaked out. he had duct tape all over his arms. he was screaming in spanish to help him out, help him out. >> police surrounded the home and arrested two men. inside the home they found a six foot deep hole and bags of concrete. and the story actually doesn't end there. they say the man who was kidnapped was apparently involved in illegal activity themselves. now they are taking a look at him. a woman stopped because she thought she knew a guy and then turned out he was a stranger. she said she was robbed, beaten and forced to drive until her truck ran out of gas.
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>> around my neck just choking me to death. he was shaking me. i don't know if he hit me against the steering wheel, hit my head against something. anyway, my glasses went through my nose here and i just blacked out. >> north carolina state troopers found matthews in conscious in her car along i-95. police are still looking for her attacker. some new information here, house ethics committee is expanding its investigation of new york democrat charlie rangel. now this investigation is going to include looking at revisions of his financial statements that revealed assets and income that he had not reported before. the panel has also authorized nearly 150 subpoenas in this investigation. they have also interviewed dozens of witnesses. this is getting pretty large as far as investigations go. rangel admitted he did not pay
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taxes on 75,000 in income from a rental property he owns in the dominican republic. he's saying he's the victim of a smear campaign. clause ttrophobics might wa to look away. a helmet mounted video camera documents the entire horrifying experience including the remarkable rescue.
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president obama is holding court at the white house, basketball court. four cabinet members, 11 congressmen as well. going to play some hoops. so who all is going to be there?
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the interior secretary ken salazar, treasury secretary tim geithner, representative baron hill as well of north carolina, just some of the people. although the teams will be made up mostly of democrats, a couple of republicans will thereby as well. they tip off the schedule for 5:00. vending machines have long been known as the place where diets go to die. one company looking to change that. del monte will have vending machines with fresh fruit and vegetable? the machines premiered in chicago. the company has been testing them for several months in locations all around south florida. so we'll see. buried alive in a matter of seconds back under a skier, swallowed up by a huge
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avalanche. vast blue sky replaced by suffocating snow, the whole thing recorded by his helmet cam. this is getting a lot of attention from cnn.com. who better to tell us about it than virginia. riveting video. >> it really is incredible stuff. first person point of view showing what it is like to be buried in an avalanche. at the time this skier didn't know he was going to survive. i'm happy to tell you he did. check this out. the video gives a glimpse into a situation and terror of being caught in an avalanche. we're going to show you that video in a second i'm hoping so you can see for yourself. throw we go. this happened last april in alaska. it's only now being made public. look and listen. it's incredible.
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now the skier fell 1500 feet in 20 seconds. he remains buried alive for the next four minutes. you can hear his breathing. it becomes more frantic because he doesn't know when he's going to get out. fortunately for him he was skiing with a guide. the guide spotted a glove, one of his gloves that had actually come off that led to his rescue. in just a few moments you'll see what happens. the shovels will come in and start to get him out. >> wow, talk about lucky. he was actually buried face up and his guide had avalanche training. he was able to walk out of this. he didn't break any bones. if you want to see it again it's worth watching at cnn.com. >> you will watch it over and over again. even people who watched it now will want to go to cnn.com and
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watch it again, certainly. >> it's amazing. >> tell me about the bare foot burglar, virginia. >> yeah. police say he got his nickname because he likes to prowl around with no shoes. they also say has he a penchant for stealing luxury cars, luxury airplanes and breaking into luxury homes. police say their prime suspect is an 18-year-old named colton colt harris-moore who has a rap sheet that dates back to when he was 12 for mostly burglary. he's now wanted in five counties in washington state. now, it's pretty amazing what people say in terms of his exploits. police say they think he has stolen at least three private planes since november. this is a guy they say has no pilot training. the most recent this past friday. that cessna ditched in a field. it appears whoever stole it walked away in the crash. police say they found vomit and
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they are testing it to see if they can connect it to harris moore. he was arrested in 2007 but a year later walked away from a halfway house. his exploits have earned him a sort of cult following, jesse james notoriety. he has a facebook. comments are split between support and disgust. we're scratching the surface of what he's done. if you want the details go to cnn.com/crime. >> crime is the key here. this is a crime. thanks, virginia. two u.s. space probes are about to crash into the moon. nasa couldn't be happier. what scientists are hoping to learn from hess impacts.
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just a few minutes, time for prime news. right now it's time for mike galanos with a preview of what's up at the top of the hour. >> this story, i can't imagine. a family trying to piece their life together. family at home, incomes the shooter. somehow the owner has the gun.
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he ends up cornering the guy in the son's bedroom. they call 911. cops show up. they shoot the homeowner, shoot him six times. now the family is filing a lawsuit obviously. i think one of the keys we're going to try to figure out, did the cops know. the wife said she told him, my husband has the gunman cornered. my husband has mistake but don't believe that they violated procedure. we're going to hash it out and see if there is merit to this case, a heartbreaking story, regardless. want to hear from you on that. 1-877-tell-hln's the number. also a high school teen dresses in women's clothes told by suburban atlanta high school, this was an off-the-cuff comment from an assistant principal dress more manly or think about home schooling. what happened the school didn't kick him out. the young man left on his own. we're going to talk to him and find out what were you wearing, the reaction from students,
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what's the school policy? they don't want anybody to wear something disruptive. school says there was a couple of fights over this. it is a tough one if a school to deal with. we'll have educators on, also again we'll talk to the young man himself. 1-877-tell-hln's the number on that and michael vick getting his own reality tv show, the billing a lot of people up in arms about that. but, the further you look into it, frankly i'm okay with it, link the up with b.e.t. for a four-part series called a docu-series. a somber, serious tone. if it takes on what i think it a scared straight things for this it's a good thing, here's what i did, here's what i lost, don't be like me. >> people assume the worst in a reality show because of what it is. but you are saying it is not that. >> docue-series. yeah, 1-877-tell-hln is the number. >> thank you, mike. the moon is about to get a few new craters courtesy of nasa planning to crash two spacecraft
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into the lunar surface tomorrow morning. it will crashed a used rocket into its south pole tomorrow morning and kick up lunar dust. a satellite will look for ice sending back live color pictures and crash into the moon itself. nasa says amateur a stron mers will be able to see the crash if they have telescopes at least ten inches long. jon and kate at it again. what is this battle about, when will they end? a.j. hammers talks about that.
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