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hello, hello, hello. welcome to the show. what day is it? is it only tuesday? how can that be? ever feel that way? okay, looking for friday. i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. after all the talk about health care a plan to change the system is finally being put to a key vote. how this could affect how you pay for medical health. hate your driver's license photo? now the fbi wants to see it. why agents are looking at millions of faces. we're getting love notes and donations for taylor love. >> hear how this 12-year-old is
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finding a way to raise money for a little girl with cancer. isn't she something? well today is finally the day. we could see president obama's plan to overhaul your health care take its biggest step. now the senate finance committee votes today on a reform bill. it is expected to pass. that will send it to the full senate where more sparks are going to fly. a couple reasons this is a big deal today. this bill does not include a hotly debated public insurance option. instead it calls for a private cooperative that would offer insurance plans and it's the only bill out there that was created with some help from republicans. does it have a chance? >> we're going to find out. we're going to have a big debate in the senate. the american people will have a chance to weigh in. i do think the majority made a mistake in trying to jam it through before anybody had a
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real chance of reading it. i do think they've slowed the process down now. people are going to have an opportunity to understand what's in it and how it would affect them. >> you'll hear more on why today's vote is so crucial plus one woman is at the center of attention in today's vote. you're going to find out who she is and why her vote is so important. new this morning after more than a year of fighting martin luther king jr.'s children won't have a public jury trial. they reached a settlement last night. martin luther king iii and bernice king sued dexter king last july. they accused him of mishandling funds from the family's estate. now a temporary custodian will be appointed to run it. not again. the southeast is getting soaked. parts of georgia and alabama were under flood warnings yesterday and more heavy rains are coming. the atlanta area was just cleaning up from flooding about three weeks ago. >> and i've been up since 5:00 this morning trying to save what
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i could that is getting destroyed and everything i've done here in the last two weeks has been wiped out in the last 12 hours. >> again. well, a storm is also bearing down on california. people are preparing sandbags throughout the state. the rain could cause mud slides especially in areas burned by wildfires. bob's going to be here in just a few minutes on more on what you can expect as well. the death rate for kids with h1n1 is at its highest. the cdc says that 76 kids have died since april with the virus. 16 of them died just last week. most had an underlying modecal condition but not all of them and that's why doctors really want you to watch your kids if they get sick. get help if your kids have breathing problems a blueish skin color, they aren't thirsty or waking up easily. and watch for a rash.
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we told you about michael jackson's new song, this is it and this is "this is it." ♪ i'm the light of the world ♪ >> turns out it ain't so new. jackson recorded and co-wrote the song with paul anka in 1983. in fact, the song was later recorded by another singer with different lyrics same tune,1991. anka contacted jackson's estate at sony yesterday so now he's getting credit and 50% of the royalties. wow, paul anka. a new tool to find fugitives and it is in your wallet. fbi agents in north carolina are scanning millions of digital drivers license photos with new facial recognition software. they say that it already led them to a homicide suspect. critics say that it's like putting everyone through a
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virtual lineup. civil rights leaders are opposing rush limbaugh's bid to buy the st. louis rams. here's rafer with the latest talk on this. yeah, robert, now reverend al jackson and sharpton getting in on the mix. they say he should be excluded. sharpton sent a letter to nfl commissioner roger goodell arguing limbaugh has been divisive and anti-nfl in some comments. jackson says limbaugh has made his living appearing to insulting blacks and minorities. limbaugh shot back on his radio show saying his stance saddens and disappoints him and he does not discriminate. we'll have more sports. >> i think we'll hear more on the subject. thank you. how would you like to find the first lady on your christmas tree this year? a new toy company is getting ready to sell michelle obama action figures. she will be avail nbl three different outfits all of them
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have bare arms. the owner says they don't market the doll to adults rather than children. the white house has no comment. why? because it would be less offensive if you marketed it to children for the white house anyway? something tells me the white house does not endorse that. >> no, probably not. >> six minutes after the hour. okay, the southeast, here we go again. bob is going to show you why. >> slammed once again. it's a frontal boundary, the same one from yesterday but now all the energy right around texas stretching into oklahoma and arkansas. it is heavy rain right now and it will be there for most of the day. zero in and a lot of thunderstorm action around the gulf coast will slide northward later today and it's going to continue to fill in later this afternoon. the rain in ft. worth and near plano as well.
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flash flood warnings are out there for atlanta. all the bright shaded green air quas. dark shaded green be areas. those are the watch areas. rainfall in the next few days comes up through texas comes right down south of tennessee into northern alabama, mississippi and getting in towards georgia. that's about three to five in inches of rain where we start seeing the yellow rain pop up. snow in the northeast. across the adirondacks of vermont and new hampshire. more on that coming up. are you in the market for a new computer? we have some good news in a bad economy for you. a really good time to buy one just a couple weeks away. plus a gas pump gets knocked over and catches fire. someone is trapped underneath. that's the big problem.
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it's time right now to salute our troops. today's salute comes from a wife. this is to her husband. she's counting down the days until his return so he can meet his new baby girl. hi robin. this is tonya bailey and i want to send this salute to my husband staff sergeant antron bailey. three weeks before our second daughter was born and he hasn't met her yet. we are all so proud and miss you every second of every day. we can't wait until you're home with us and can finally meet our daughter and we can be a family again. we love you and are so proud of you and pray for you every day. hurry home to us. >> tanya, thank you. if you have somebody in the service cnn.com/robin. a crucial vote today could shape your health care for decades after months of debate and back room negotiations. the senate finance committee will finally vote on its health care bill and we know this stuff is complicated so correspondent richard lui, why is this bill so
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hyped, so important? >> good morning. this is the only bill that republicans helped create. now think of today's vote as a litmus test as to how closely all sides are working together or not. it is the most conservative bill they have to offer so far if they stand any chance of getting bipartisan support it starts today. so far democrats have failed to get any republicans onboard for health care reform. this may be a last stand for bipartisan health care reform therefore. president obama has tried to woo republicans. he find out whether he comes up short or still has a shot in all of this. >> so who do our viewers need to keep an eye on today? >> here's one person. lots of folks are keeping an eye on olympia snowe. she's a moderate. democrats desperately want a yes vote from her. she is known as an independent thinker. snowe has expressed repeated concerns about the cost of health care reforms. her experiences with the health
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care system started early. she was orphaned at age 9 after losing her father to a heart attack, back around there and her mother died of breast cancer about a year earlier. and "the new york times" reports here, robin, even by the workaholics, snowe is known as tenacious. watch out for her vote. we'll tell you what may happen after today's vote. >> interesting that story. a woman born with only half of a functioning brain, half a brain, is turning medical thinking on its head. new for you in about 30 minutes, you need to hear her amazing story and how her brain rewired itself to help her lead a normal life. are you due for an upgrade from that beater of a computer of yours? good news. pc prices have never been lower. jennifer westhoven is here. so the economy is forcing the pc makers to really slash the prices. they're almost half of what they were six years ago according to numbers cited by "usa today."
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that's good news if a bad economy. while an average computer would have set you back more than $1,300 back in 2003, they've now been running for about $761. so here's the thing. windows has its new microsoft's new windows 7.0 is coming out in two weeks. i think you'll see a lot of signs that say sale, sale sale. analysts say wait. wait the two weeks. you do not want to do this upgrade yourself. it's quite a headache to install according to reviewers so it may be worth your time if you can to wait a little bit and they say they don't think the prices are going to go anywhere fast. that's good news in a bad economy. something else that's getting cheaper, chicken. maybe you've been seeing some of the chicken wings for 25 cents. those specials are disappearing but more boneless wings are showing up on the menu. they are often chicken breast. the chicken world is upside-down. who knew? the once lowly wing can now cost more than chicken breasts. that's according to this morning's "new york times."
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the recession is causing this very unusual flip-flop. that is some tasty v.o. because people are going to restaurants less the restaurants are ordering chicken breasts less and then when we do go out, maybe i'll go to the wing joint because i can save money. it's not too expensive. back to you. >> so wait a minute. so the chicken wing is getting to be more expensive than a big chicken breast? >> yes, than a skinless chicken breast. >> wow. okay. >> which is very unusual. >> all right. thank you. we are getting more disturbing details about deaths. could criminal negligence have played a role?
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good morning. 16 minutes past the hour. i hope you're on time. an arizona sheriff is looking to see if criminal negligence played a role in two deaths at a
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sweat lodge. now those are used for cleansing exercises. a county safety official says it was taken down before inspection and didn't have the needed building permit. the fire chief says most hold up to a dozen people but this one held as many as 65. the owner of the resort where this happened wouldn't comment. an elderly woman lost control of her car, slammed into a gas pump and pinned a man underneath the burning wreckage. keep an eye on the man trapped underneath the pump. well, you can see that it burst into flames. people working there rushed over lifted up the gas pump and pulled him out a. fire chief says the man should be okay. a girl helping a 4-year-old friend with cancer by performing songs out on the street. abbey miller has raised thousands of dollars to help her friend by playing her guyitar and singing. taylor love has a cancer that affects her nervous system. miller lets people write notes to taylor and says they are especially helpful.
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>> taylor gets excited for them and, like, she loves getting them read to her because she likes knowing people are supporting her and people are actually thinking about her. >> what a special little girl. according to love's website she's in remission but the type of cancer the little girl has, has a high risk of recurrence. golf is a hard sport and imagine doing it blind. that's what 35 competitors are doing this week. what's the story behind that? here's rafer. >> good morning. >> morning. please gj the cliche but these guys are really putting it into perspective, robin. a lot of these guys said if they lost their sight they would never play the game ever again. here they are teeing off in the 64th blind golf association national championship in san antonio. of the 35 players about half of them are completely blind. the trick is they rely on their coach who acts as their eyes and some coaches are their wives and they say the best part about it
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is they never see their bad shots. and another amazingly dramatic finish in the baseball playoffs the phillies down by two with two outs in the ninth against colorado. ryan howard makes the biggest hit of his career to tie it and then jason wirth drives in howard for the eventual game-winning run. talk about being up against the wall. they go on 5-4 to move on. they will face los angeles thursday for a shot at the world series. you have the final four. and lastly a 1,000-pound carved statue of buffalo bills hall of famer thomas thurman has been stolen. it was taken a day after it was unveiled. it took a crane to put this thing in place so you're talking about, what, probably several people with a flatbed truck having to take it away? by the way, robin, this is the same town where one nfl player had his home vandalized.
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another bills player had a couple hundred thousand dollars worth of jewelry stolen. >> i'm still -- i can't think of how many people must have taken to steal that. >> what are you going to do with that? put it on your lawn? >> true. >> i'm just saying. an oklahoma woman came to the rescue of a skunk in real trouble. its head was stuck inside a peanut butter jar. the woman called for help. here the poor little guy is. an expert called the skunk whisperer. there's somebody named the skupg whisperer. he managed to free the stuck skunk. nobody got sprayed either. that tail was up though, watch it. the skunk ran off unharmed. poor little guy. president obama is now one of three sitting presidents to win the nobel peace prize. not everyone is happy about it. here is what joy behar says
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about it in her "not for nothing" commentary. president obama had a very full weekend. on saturday he promised to end the military's don't ask/don't tell policy. and on friday he won the nobel peace prize. this guy is busier than the wallpaper in my aunt rose's living room. but not everyone was happy for him. republicans cheer when he loses the olympics and yet they boo when he wins the nobel peace prize who is writing the gop's press releases anyway? mahmoud ahmadinejad? when will these people realize you can be civil and still be able to make political points? mike huckabee managed to be gracious about his win. john mccain too, and he's still upset when woodrow wilson won his nobel peace prize. and lastly a few words to president obama himself. quit apologizing already. you won the thing fair and square so can the humility act. go to norway snatch up your little piece of hardware and
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wave it in front of rush limbaugh's face. not for fog but if president obama does manage to get equal rights for gay americans then i think he should win the tony, also. but that's just me. >> you can catch "the joy behar show" here on hln.
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secretary of state hillary clinton is in russia today expected to talk with medvedev about how to convince iran to stop its nuclear program. clinton says she will hold a town hall-style meeting with students at moscow state university. we're learning that michael jackson's newly released song isn't so new. it was actually co-written with singer/songwriter paul anka in 1983 and when the song was released yesterday anka called up sony and jackson's estate so he will get songwriting credit and half of the royalties. that's a new development. those are some of the headlines. let me check in on you here. come on. you know you have to get out of bed because you're going to be late if you don't. today may be the turning point in the push to change your health care. after months of debate the senate finance committee is finally going to vote on its bill. now it is the most conservative bill democrats have offered. over to correspondent richard lui now. today's bill is expected to pass and then some real back room
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brawling might begin. let's talk about why, what's next. >> yeah they work out the details. the bill would be merged with a more liberal bill on health education, labor and pensions. it's complicated so we'll try to look at some of the key differences to give us a broad view. in the senate health committee bill there's no public option in the senate finance committee version. now senate majority leader harry reid and other key democrats will go behind closed doors to decide does the public option which provoked so much who ishostility in some town hall meetings as we watched over the break during the summer make it into the version. >> the public option may be the huge fighting point. what about other differences in the bills, differences that could cost or save our viewers money on health care? >> the bills do not agree on whether employers should be forced to provide health insurance for their employees.
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this could affect so many people as we know from small business owners to rank and file workers. another key difference, how much should government subsidies help low and middle income people pay for their health insurance. now the goal is to emerge with one bill that can win at least 60 senate votes and cost no more than $900 billion over the next decade. robin? >> all right. richard, thank you. so we watch for that today. a florida teenager is in the hospital after somebody set him on fire. police are holding three juveniles in connection with the attack. 15-year-old michael brewer was doused with gasoline and set ablaze. police say that brewer ran through an apartment complex and jumped into the pool to put out the flames. he has burns now on 80% of his body. >> this is the worst thing you could possibly do to a 15-year-old kid. >> to anybody. >> even an animal. you don't do this. you cannot put fire -- every single bit of pain. >> so awful.
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the victim's family says the attack was a retaliation because he got someone arrested for stealing a bicycle the day before. the u.s. wants a huge bunker buster pronto but it won't say if concerns about iran in north korea are why it's in such a hurry to build one. the 15-ton bomb can destroy hidden weapons bunkers shielded by 10,000 pound of reinforced concrete. it is ten times more powerful than the weapon it will replace. that's expected to happen as soon as next summer. a teacher in florida claims that he taught his dog to read. so watch it yourself. you can get abigail the golden retriever picking up and dropping a pencil after recognizing commands on cards. her owner says she's an inspiration to a special needs students. >> it's my hope that the kids will become more motivated, more interested in reading because having this dog that can read has got to be motivating. >> okay okay okay. here's the deal.
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galloway says the dog memorized the dog's shapes. some others she knows is sit down and roll. can you think about the patience of that man how long it must have taken him? >> that's great. >> wow. >> my dog can talk, too. woof. what's on the tree? bark. dogs can read and talk. no problem. >> more snow and freezing rain? >> here is your global warming at work. snow. look at this stuff across the adirondacks stretching through vermont, new hampshire, western maine as well. it's a quick moving low. it's going to drag the rain, though, right in through boston in the morning and get out in the afternoon. the advisories out there for two to four inches of early snow. we're talking western maine getting above the 1,000-foot elevation. look at the rain around boston right now just for the morning. by this afternoon it will turn windy. the rain will get out of here.
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and out west a major storm off the coast of california. this is gradually going to drift up to the north. a lot of rain in northern california. going to get in towards oregon. you can see it there. wind warnings. all the areas shaded in red. north of los angeles winds 65 miles an hour. winds gusting to about 50 miles an hour. advisories for the northern half of nevada. that's what it looks like out there. it's going to steer shy of northern parts of nevada. let me show you vegas. a little breezy. look at the strip robin. by the way i'm running a half marathon there december 6th right on the strip. >> i hope it's not vin tanl -- >> it's early in the morning like at 6:30 start. that's the strip there. >> hi to our fellow viewers. we have a lot of viewers this time in las vegas. i think you can figure out why. >> that's where i'm staying. the mgm. i'm playing the ballroom. we'll talk about that later. more in a bit.
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>> playing the mgm. she is a high school graduate and she's a wiz at numbers and she does it with only half of a functioning brain. wow. meet the woman who says she's living a normal life even with her disand the.
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a little reba. a democrat who has gotten national attention on health care tried to downplay it it seemed like. florida congressman grayson accused republicans of wanting people to die quickly. at a town hall meeting yesterday grayson tried to keep the focus on questions from the audience. well, here is one exchange,
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though, with an opponent of health care reform. >> why do senators and congressmen have another plan what we are getting forced on us? >> i have the same coverage than every other federal employee. secondly, you will not be forced to get any kind of coverage. you can keep the coverage you have. the president has said over and over again if you like your insurance you can keep it. >> grayson told the crowd it was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. a woman born with half a brain says she's living a fulfilling life. doctors say the woman's brain rewired itself because some parts were damaged during a prebirth stroke. she wanted to go public with her condition to help raise awareness. >> i wanted to do this so people like producers, photographers
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and security guards and police officers learn that, look -- learn about people like me that i'm normal but have special needs and that there are a lot of people like me. >> well the woman lives with her parents but she works from home doing data entry for her church. she also pays her folks rent and does a lot of household chores as well. the plan to fix drafty doors or get new insulation for winter sets in the government will pay a big chunk of those costs. our money expert jennifer westhoven looking out for us. good, free money, sounds like. >> it's all good. as it dpets colder out, people are turning up their thermostats. it's a good time to remind you if you need an energy saving upgrade like insulation, door heating system there's a good reason to try to do it this year or next year because it will
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expire, this tax credit. you can get 30% of the price back in your income taxes. it's up to $1,500 for those kind of regular investments and if you decide you're going to be crazy green and put in solar panels or wind energy, it's not crazy but it costs a lot, you can get even more than that. the government's energy star website and some retailers will let you know which ones are -- well i've never seen insulation go in. cool. >> and caulking. >> she's a new homeowner. >> she's like what is that? >> well christmas is coming right, the holidays, so gift cards, they've been popular for so many years. they're expected to be flat this year. retailers are getting real creative. they want to entice you to buy them for holiday gifts. they're making them into toys at target. they have a tiny toy mouse over
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a shopping card with the card to you. >> so the actual card is a toy, too? >> yes. >> funny. >> they are coming up with all kinds of stuff. neiman marcus and target are coming up with free cards, you spend a certain amount or come on a certain day and costco is doing something where say you spend $80 but you get $100 gift card to a place like i've seen them for starbucks. there's been fees and american express is dropping some of their monthly fees. >> okay. so what's costco doing? you spend money and they give you a big gift card to another place? >> you spend $80 for like a $100 gift card so you get $100 -- i got starbucks one time. when do you get a discount like that? 20% off. >> sure, absolutely. don't you fight with jennifer over the money. politics is something you don't want to discuss with the baldwin
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family. joy behar asks stephen baldwin about the differences. >> they're a wacky group but they're fun. do you get along? >> very well. >> alec doesn't agree with you on politics? >> well, i'll put it to you this way. we were hanging out a few months back and, who'd have ever thought? little stephen born again conservative and republican. i said i'm a registered independent. he says we all know you're a republican sympathizer. >> you can catch "the joy behar show" at 9:00 p.m. eastern here on hln. a transplant patient gets a new set of lungs only to die because they used to belong to a heavy smoker. what the hospital says about it. and a historically black university is crowning its first white beauty queen but the new job comes with some challenges.
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a lung transplant patient is dead after he got the lungs of a
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50 cigarette a day smoker. british soldier matthew milligan got the transplant. less than a year later they found the tumor on his lungs. the hospital says that it's not unusual to transplant a smoker's lungs because there just are not enough lungs available. that is a sad state of affairs is it not? 47 minutes past the hour. travelers, if you're running for the door because you're running for your plane let's talk to bob first. >> low clouds hanging out again robin. good morning to you. so far no delays but those are going to start mounting around areas like dallas. dallas rain showers near ft. worth stretches in to the airport shortly here. and then san francisco powerful west coast storm moving in. lots of rain. lots of wind and low clouds start the day around atlanta. half hour delays there. some fog also to houston with some thundershowers, too. more on that in about a half hour. >> thanks harry potter. i mean bob.
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>> i don't care for it myself but i do what i'm told so i'm wearing this. >> his wife wear it. >> it's not her. it would be the stylist. >> it looks nice. >> see how nice it looks, rafer. >> the miami dolphins landed the last time -- he gets really uptight. >> i know. >> don't talk about his fashion. >> i'm tired of all the e-mails, man. >> stop reading them then. anyway, the miami dolphins landed the last punch in a thriller over the new york jets. here is rafer weigel. >> speaking of punch. this is not hyperbole. this was one of the most thrilling fourth quarters of football i have ever seen, and i am not -- that's not hyperbole. the miami dolphins, team co-owners try to bring sexy back to the fins. stefan signing autographs. there's mark anthony with dwyane wade. five lead changes in the fourth quarter. that's a lot, folks. there's generally only a couple per game.
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mark sanchez, the guy with the "gq" spreads spread a long ball to braylon edwards. originally called a touchdown but later overturned. with ten seconds left miami down three in the wildcat formation they thought it was kind of a novelty offense. it's here to stay. ronnie brown runs it in for the go-ahead score. miami wins. and speaking of amazing comebacks, this tied the most amazing comeback in nhl history, the chicago blackhawks down 5-0 in the first period to calgary. somehow battled back in overtime to win it. now in hockey you score one or two a period. to score five in the first is nuts. to battle back from that is even crazier and it's the largest comeback in team history for chicago. the team's been around for like 450 years. >> great games here. >> yes. and it's a bird. it's a plane. it's super shaq. the cavaliers playing greece. look out. no. that's going to hurt. takes out the entire first row. look at the cameraman's point of view here.
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that's some scary stuff. the cameraman, how is he? a little shaken. >> what were they playing? >> against greece in an exhibition. >> their confused. exhibition preseason. chicago cubs file for chapter 11 will be approved to move along the sale of the team. jay leno had a take on it. we'll have leno later on throughout the morning. the cubs made news in october. that's the joke. >> that was good. it was worth the wait. thank you. are you at risk of identity theft? a new website can tell you. hln money expert clark howard has details about this free and easy way to help protect your identity. >> what risk are you at of identity theft? we hear so much about it. you see all of the commercials about how there's this great way
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for you to keep your identity from being stolen and all of that stuff. but how would you figure out how much risk you are actually at? there's now a mathematical formula for free you can run yourself through and see how much risk you're actually under based on your profile of having your identity stolen. you go to a website called myidscore.com. you fill out a short amount of information about yourself and if you're trusting enough your social security number. i chose to put it in there to see what it would show for me. i was at pretty high risk for identity theft. thank goodness i had already frozen my credit. check out your number to see if you need to take more pro precautions to protect yourself. for more information, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> all right. catch clark at noon eastern on
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saturdays and sundays right here on hln. do you like seeing celebrities in awkward moments? we have a story that will double your pleasure and fun. it's about getting caught on tape spitting out your gum.
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