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for love in all the right places. okay. that's going to do it for me. heather and kelly wright are standing by to take over from me. make it a great day. fox news alert on the investigation into the ricin-laced letters sent to president obama and two others. hello, everyone. glad you're with us. i'm gregg jarrett and welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> i'm heather, nice to be with you. the f.b.i. arresting a new suspect in that case. 41-year-old everett dutschke, you can see him right here. he was taken into custody early this morning at his home in mississippi. this comes just days after all the charges were dropped against another man. elizabeth prann is live from washington and she's following this story for us today. elizabeth, what can you tell us about this guy? >> initially authorities were searching the home and former business of 41-year-old everett dutschke this week. today he's now in custody,
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arrested on unspecified charges. the f.b.i. arresting the marshal arts instructor early this morning without incident in tupelo, mississippi. he's in the hands of the u.s. marshal service. this is in reference to the ricin letters sent. we have heard no response from his attorney today, but this week she did tell the media he has no involvement. dutschke himself also denies any wrongdoing. this is him before his arrest on tuesday. >> just simply blows my mind that the paranoid antigovernment schizophrenic is the one that wraps up me who is his fantasy world, who is a patriotic american. >> this as we learn of an ongoing feud between him and previousy larked paul kevin
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curtis. he was taken into custody earlier this week, the charges of which placing the letters in the mail later dropped. curtis' attorney suggested her attorney may have been framed. the letters addressed to the senator, as well as the president, were retrieved and flagged at offsite mail facilities before they reached their intended victims. >> thank you so much. you can see there was bad blood between the two guys. we'll check in later. breaking news now out of north korea where a u.s. citizen could face the death penalty. the communist regime saying that kenneth bay is being charged on plans to overthrow the government. the 44-year-old korean american was arrested in november while lead ago tour group in the northeastern part of that country. south korean rights workers say they may have taken issue with
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some of thinks photographs, including those north korean children. >> fox news alert. on the latest hunt for answers into the boston marathon terrorist attacks. the f.b.i. today pouring over evidence that was collected during a two-day search of this landfill that's near the university of massachusetts in dartmouth. and that is where the 19-year-old suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, attended school and was allegedly spotted in his dorm room just days after the april 15th bombing. this comes as investigators are now taking a closer look at the suspect's mother and whether or not she played a role in helping radicalize her sons or helped them get in contact with terror groups. we'll have more on that in just a moment. but first, let's send it over to boston with more on the f.b.i.'s latest search for answers. hi there, david. >> hi. it's worth noting that this is the first weekend now that boston's bs open to the public since the bombings took place nearly two weeks ago.
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take a look over my shoulder. off in the distance you can see a growing crowd of not only locals, but tourists as well. people who have come to this location to visit a makeshift memorial here in copley square. this as a community recovers both emotional complete physically. the investigation continues. coming under increasing scrutiny, the mother of the two alleged bombers, 18 months before the attack, along with her son tamerlan, her name was put on a government list of people with suspected terrorist ties. she did deny links to terrorism and insisted her sons are innocent. meanwhile, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev spent his first night in a federal medical facility located about 40 miles outside of the city of boston. he was relocated from beth israel hospital where many of the blast victims are being treated. some were uncomfortable being in the very same facility as their alleged attacker. this new location, also more
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secure. during the last two days as you mentioned, the f.b.i. has been searching a landfill near the university of massachusetts at dartmouth where dzhokhar attended school. authorities are not saying what they were looking for or what, if anything, they did recover. but one f.b.i. source told the associated press that they are searching for and i quote now, everything imaginable. lastly, financial help is now on the way for victims of the blast. special fund that has been set up has amosed nearly $26 million in contributions. organizers say they expect that money is going to be distributed to those who need it by the end of june. heather? >> david lee miller in boston, thanks. gregg, you've got more. >> as david just reported, federal authorities say they are looking in to whether where the mother might have helped radicalize her sons or had some
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contact with other terrorist groups. tsarnaev, who was added to a database, maintains her sons are innocent and that the whole family is being set up. take a listen. >> they already want me, him and awful us to look as terrorists. >> who is saying? >> i don't know. where is it? why did i even go there? why? i thought america is going to like protect us, our kids is going to be safe. but any reason, but it happened. america took my kids away from me. >> hard to watch that. indiana congresswoman is a republican and a member of the house homeland security
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committee. thanks for being with us. i'll get to that crazy rant in just a moment. but look, as david was pointing out in his story, the mother was also on a federal terrorism database 18 months before the blast. she became more militant in her muslim faith. does it make sense to you for the feds to investigate whether she radicalized her sons and if they have evidence of it, that would constitute a conspiracy. so what do you think? >> absolutely, gregg. i do believe that the authorities should be looking at not only the mother, but at many people who had contact with tamerlan. that's really after 9-11. that's what was intended, was that we would have investigations that would look into financial ties to people, that would look into what the religious ties that these young men had, and what radicalized them. we don't know the answers to
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th. but we know that after turned from russia, he posted a lot of -- he looked at youtube videos, he posted a lot of social media that indicated he had been radicalized. >> he had jihaddist videotapes and music on his web page. look, much has been written of course in the last ten years by terrorism experts about the mentality of jihaddists. they often exhibit irrationality and hostility. were both of those in full view this week when the mother -- we just played a clip of it -- went off on this angry rant that seemed irrational. she seemed to, in fact, question whether the attacks even took place. >> well, and i have seen that viewing of her and it certainly is something that indicates that she is not rational in her communications with the media and with people. she was apparently, as we have
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learned and we have many questions about this -- she was apparently put on a watch list as someone that the government should be watching, as tamerlan was. we need to make sure that we connect those dots that our federal agencies, c.i.a., f.b.i., i'm a former u.s. attorney and that's what the joint terrorism task forces were designed to do, was to take in all of the incredible information and try and connect the dots. >> in the last couple of weeks, there have been ten attacks in ten countries on four continents murdering three to 400 people. so when you hear the president say al-qaeda is on the run. terrorism is on the down turn, does that belie the facts? >> well, certainly this horrific terrorist attack i think shows that we have to remain vigilant. our law enforcement, especially the jttf, diffusion center, we
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have to make sure those dots are connected. we are going to be having hearings in early may at the homeland security committee to ask those questions. we do not know if thoses were connected. and -- >> let me stop you there. >> it's a dangerous world. >> the russian task force presented to the u.s. counterterrorism group evidence nine months before the attack that said this guy is a jihaddist. it was shared with one individual at the u.s. and customs protection assigned to the boston joint terrorism force. he shared it with nobody else. congresswoman, how can that be? >> well, those are questions that we certainly intend to ask on the homeland security committee. and the custom border protection, along with f.b.i. and other agencies and c.i.a., are designed to work together in these joint terrorism task forces. so we have many questions.
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we don't know what happened yet. that's why we want to get to the bottom of it, asking secretary napolitano, director muller and others questions about what happened and how we didn't follow up with that russian information. we have to follow leads. but there are many, many leads that these task forces receive. the question is how are we handling those leads. >> you're going to be talking to secretary napolitano, who still maintains, as does the obama administration, that for example, the fort hood shooting was a workplace act of violence. not an act of terrorism. they're very quick to talk about lone wolves and self-radicalized people, bin laden's dead. is there a mentality here that radical islam is downplayed and dismissed, leading to a sense of complacency perhaps within the government? >> i certainly think that because it had been so long since 9-11, everyone would like to be moretaehat terrorism is not out there and
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that we don't have radical jihaddists, but we absolutely do around the world. so we have to remain vigilant. we have to make sure that citizens are working closely with law enforcement and that our agencies are talking and sharing and doing everything we can to make sure that we are finding the terrorists in our midst and abroad and we can't ignore and we have to -- we have to cooperate fully and with specifically law enforcement agencies around the globe as well. this is a global network of terror, but we need to insure we find those here in our midst and we missed it in this one. >> representative susan brooks on the homeland security committee, thanks so much for being with us. >> thank you so very much. now this is a fox news alert. good news coming in. the faa announcing that it has suspended all employee furloughs. some great news for travelers there. the agency says air traffic facilities will begin to return to regular staffing levels over
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the next 24 hours and that the system will resume normal operations by sunday evening. glad to hear that 'cause that's been a real problem. >> they're showing the long, long and there is just some of them at th airports and it was just infuriating for those folks and in retrospect, it seemed a bit absurd. so finally action is being taken to relieve it. >> yeah. if there weren't enough issues with air travel as it is, you don't want to deal with that. >> you said it. >> especially if you're traveling with kids. >> yeah. all right. alarming news out of afghanistan. what we are now learning about the taliban's plan for a major offensive against americans and other foreign citizens. >> plus, it's a bipartisan effort to overhaul the u.s. immigration system, but could a recent attack in boston derail the process all together? we'll take a look at at that
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>> good afternoon. in the white house, it's saying it is still trying to confirm whether or not syria unleashed chemical weapons on its own people. if that is the case as is expected, president obama calls this a, quote, game changer. this comes just weeks after we received similar witness accounts and disturbing video like this. men, women and children swarming hospitals there and being treated for horrific injuries.
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here is what president obama had to say. >> this is not an on or off switch. this is an ongoing challenge that all of us have to be concerned about. this is going to be a long-term proposition. this is not going to be something that is solved easily overnight. >> heather: but a spokesman for syria's interim government says he wants the u.s. to take action now. take a listen. >> what we're asking the international community or asking the united states with its drone technology, search and strike technology, help us. we do not understand the western attitude when it comes to reluctance to take action on that. >> heather: let's talk to conner powell about this. he's live this morning in our middle east bureau. hi there, conner. neither side, though, in this is really a good actor, wouldn' you say? >> no, not at all.
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for months there has been conflicting reports about the use of chemical weapons in syria and just this week u.s. officials reluctantly acknowledged it appears the assad regime did use the chemical weapon, sarin gas, on rebels. there are reports that rebels have used chemical weapons, at least allegations made by the syrian government that chemical weapons have been used by the rebels as well. that has not been proven. there are a lot of accusations from both sides. however, there is still a lot of disagreement about who and when used chemical weapons in syria. syrian officials denied the claim that they used them, calling it a bold faced lie, insisting turkey is providing chemical weapons to rebels. president obama said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapons would cross a red line, forcing action. but he stopped short of saying what type of action that would be and obama said friday that his administration would respond deliberately and prudently, essentially though, reducing expectations that the u.s. would intervene in syria any time
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soon. as the world debates the use of chemical weapons, syrian rebels attacked the air base in syria. this raid follows several weeks of progress by pro-government forces and according to the united nations, more than 70,000 people have been killed in the two-year conflict. there is fear that as the united states, international community sort of continues to debate about what to do in syria, that death toll is just going to increase. heather? >> heather: that debate goes on and on. conner, thank you so much. and have a good night, will you? >> gregg: a key republican senator is now warning the boston marathon bombings could make it harder to pass the bipartisan immigration reform bill. the two suspects ethnic chechens came to the united states from southern russia in an interview with neil cavuto, florida senator marco rubio saying the tragedy could highlight a need for immigration reforms to help avoid future attacks. >> if boston ex -- immigration
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or otherwise, we should address that. and we should address that in this bill if possible. of course. there is something that went s,et's fix it.process, the, thee we should fix it. we're always in the process of learning and applying lessons here. >> now former president of women's media center and fox news contributor, brad wakeman is a former deputy assistant to president george w. bush. brad, let me start with you. did the bombingsn boston underscore that any effort to reform immigration must include a tougher system of background checks to help identify focus sources -- poe essential sources of trouble? >> you bet. in washingt, politicians look for excuses. statesmen and women look for opportunities. this is an opportunity to fix a system that is broken. whether it's our poorest border or background checks for visas, whether it's a pathway to citizenship. this must be done now. it's a huge problem that's gone on for decades and a day of
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reckoning is here. the president said back in 2008 he would fix the problem in his first term. he didn't do it. he promised it in 2012 and now he promises it again in his second term. now is the time for immigration reform. but it's not by a gang of six. it's going to take the entire house and senate and white house to come together. >> gregg: jehmu, senator rubio insists his bill is not amnesty in part because he claims there is a ten-year waiting period that could stretch to 15 to 18 years. those are his words. but that's not true, when you look closely, there's a huge lop hole for those that fast tracks those here legally. i'll quote. under a special provision for immigrants, who have labored at least part-time in agriculture, the fast track could mean permanent residency in the u.s., then citizenship in half the time that rubio says. and not just for the immigrants themselves, their spouses and their children, too.
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is amnesty getting priority over border security at a time when the latter is far more urgent? >> greg, i think what we have to look at are the facts and the facts are that border security is actually stronger than it ever has been. but we also have to look at these 11 million undocumented immigrants aspiring american citizens that are here. the overwhelming majority of them are law abiding. they want to be brought into the system. and brad speaking about statesmen, i have to agree with some statesmen that i don't usually agree with, senator john mccain, john boehner, lindsey graham, long list of republicans who have come out and said the exact opposite, that this situation in boston actually makes it even more important for us to move quicker on this immigration reform. we don't want to have 11 million people out there that we don't know who they are, that they aren't registered in the system.
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we want them to be brought into the light, out of the shadows, register them, pay their back taxes, get background checks. that makes us safer. so i agree with those republicans statesmen for the first time probably. >> gregg: brad, jehmu just said our borders have never been as secure as it is now. but i looked at the government accountability office report. a scant 44% of the southwest border is under operational control and only 15% is airtight. that's not good enough, is it? >> it is not good enough. when janet napolitano testified, she couldn't give a metric of what she even considered to be success in a secure border. how is that possible? she's the secretary of homeland security and she doesn't even have a metric of what a safe border looks i'll tell what you one looks like. a safe border looks like when we have a comprehensive safe border. not 40%, not 60%, but 90% or
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more of a secure borrowed. that's when we're talking about solving a borrowed problem. but look, this is not going to be solved by just one issue. we have many issues, comprehensive immigration reform. here is the problem, we have the same problem with immigration as now we had with obamacare. you can't have a handful of people determining what the bill will be. nobody will read it. the democrats proposed a 4,000-page immigration bill. we're not going to get suckered into this again where nobody reads the bill or pelosi rule that you got to pass it so you find out what's in it. >> gregg: jehmu, the problem with such an enormously lengthy bill is folks slip in all kinds of loopholes and exemptions. there is also a fast track exemption for millions and millions of others who were the so-called dreamers, those who came here before age 16. they get permanent status and they do it in five years. so in truth, is the senate bill
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being sold under dishonest descriptions and part of the problem is it's too long to comprehend? >> well, i just can't empathize with people who want to point to the length of a bill as far as why we should continue to live under a broken immigration system. >> because nobody reads -- please. be honest. did you think anybody read the obamacare bill? they didn't read it, because you couldn't understand the 3,000 page bill alone because it was about 30,000 other pages. this was a monstrosity. it's created a lot of work for lawyers, but we're going to challenge this law well into the future. we already have states who have challenged this and continue to challenge it. it invites confusion. it invites litigation. >> gregg: last response, jehmu. >> our immigration system has been broken for a long time. this is a problem that people have been working on comprehensive immigration reform for a very long time. we will be safer when this bill passes and that is something
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that paul ryan, senator mccain, many republican leaders agree with. >> gregg: the problem is in washington, solutions often make the matter worse. we'll wait and see, jehmu green, brad, good to see you both. >> thank you. >> heather: solutions could make things worse. coming up, we'll tell you about new developments in the boston bombing investigation. dzhokhar tsarnaev has gotten a whole lot quieter since he was read his miranda rights. we're now also learning that his mother appeared on a terror watch list. we'll ask a form f.b.i. investigator about this. that's coming up next. >> i thought america going to protect us, our kids is going to be safe for any reason. but it happened. america took my kids away from me
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>> heather: the f.b.i. today poring over evidence that was collected at a landfill near the university of massachusetts dartmouth. that is where 19-year-old suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev attended college and was allegedly spotted in his dorm room just days after the bombings. strangely enough, we hear he was sending tweets as well. an agency spokesperson saying that they are looking for, quote, everything imaginable that could help shed light on the details of the plot and whether or not anyone else was involved in that bombing. this comes as investigators also take a closer look at the suspect's mother and whether she may have played a role in radicalizing her sons. let's break all this down with jeff plan zoo, a retired f.b.i. special agent and he joins us now. thanks for coming in for us today. but i want to start out asking you about when his miranda rights were read. how much information was lost
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from dzhokhar tsarnaev when those were read? >> we don't know. we don't really know how far the f.b.i. got in the interrogation and how much information they obtained. keep in mind, it was a pretty slow process because it wasn't actually physical talking going on. he was writing his answers down or typing them in. so that's going to slow things down quote a bit. they had a number of hours to interview him. we don't know what they have yet. and a lot of people have said, well, it shut down now. we're not going to get any more information out of this guy. that's not necessarily true. his lawyer could easily say he's willing to cooperate again. at some point in the future, maybe the very near future, he could bring him in again or she could bring him in again and sit him down and get full cooperation and continue to go over that information. >> heather: maybe they could use his mother against him and use his sister-in-law against him. say, hey, we may be looking at charges for them unless you speak up and give us something good to go on. >> absolutely. any time you have cases like this in a law enforcement setting, you need leverage.
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and leverage involving family members will definitely be helpful and leverage involving how much prosecution is going to occur, what the penalties he may face could help also gain his cooperation. the f.b.i. does need to interview his family members if they haven't already and maybe given the newest information that's come out, they need to go back and talk to them again to get a complete picture of what went on in the family. >> heather: listening to the mom, she doesn't sound like she'll be any cooperating witness. >> no, it does not seem that way. >> heather: let's talk about the investigation itself. this crime scene is just massive. going all the way from boston to potentially russia and all throughout the boston area. is there a thread that you see that you think might bear the most fruit? >> i think the fact that we have agents now out at the landfill, which is not the ideal assignment, to have to undertake, i think that's important because if he threw away a laptop or any other evidence, that might be -- might have a lot of important information related to the investigation, especially a laptop. that could show a lot of things,
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who he communicated with, files he had stored two tie him to other individuals and those links will be very important. if they find the laptop among anything else, that digital device will go to a computer forensics laboratory and they'll dissect that thing to see what they can find on it that may relate to links and communications he had with others. >> heather: you can find all kinds of stuff looking at that. these guys really assumed their regular-type schedules, going to the grocery store, tweeting, going to the gym, all that. then suddenly, they tried to flee and then that's when they were eventually caught. do you think that the brothers were tipped off by someone? >> i think what happened was they -- well, it tells us a couple of interesting things. number one, they didn't think they were going to get caught. they weren't thinking about video and they weren't thinking that that was going to lead to them. so they went on about their normal lives and showed they had no remorse whatsoever. i think the key factor is, the key point in this whole scenario last week was the showing of their pictures on tv. that's when they realized they
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got us. and that's when things started to happening. that's when they within to carjack the automobile and spontaneously planned, as we hear, they were going to go to times square. it was generated at 5:00 p.m. when the photos came out. >> heather: they weren't too bright if they thought they weren't going to be on camera somewhere. got a second topic and that is the arrest of a man named everett dutschke. this in the whole ricin investigation. it's interesting because another guy was arrested and then he was finally let go last week and now everett dutschke just brought in, a whole complicated relationship between these two guys. we don't remain have time to get into right now. i'm wondering if we lost precious time in focusing on guy one when really it could have been guy two? >> there is no doubt about it that that time lag may have -- he may have been able to -- guy two, if he was involved, may have been able to get rid of key evidence. when you have ricin, though, there is a much larger group of potential people versus anthrax, which only a few people could
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make that. ricin much easier to make. so time was probably lost, but there might be enough evidence -- we should probably is, because they've charged the guy. it sounds like they got what they need. they may have lost some evidence in the meantime. >> heather: i don't mean to be simple about this. is it something that's a substance that sticks around in the air so that even a week or two later that you may still find traces of it or investigators would be able to see that? >> i don't think it's airborne as much as it is in powder form, granular form. there would be traces of that around that they should have been able to find. it's hard to clean up after that stuff completely and with the abilities that the forensics team have when they go into these sites, they should be able to find traces of it. that evidence alone would be very strong in tying someone to a particular crime. >> heather: and that's exactly what they will be looking for. let's hope they got the right guy this time. thank you so much. he's a retired f.b.i. special agent. always good information coming from you.
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thank you. >> gregg: i want to tell you about the fox news alert on the faa cutbacks that snarled air traffic across the country. the agency releasing this statement moments ago saying that it is suspending all employee furloughs. molly henneberg joins us live from washington with more on this. hi, molly. >> hi, gregg. and air travelers will be very relieved to hear that. congressman bill tuesday at the, the chairman of the house transportation and infrastructure committee, says the obama administration allowed these flight delays to happen so that air travelers would get fed up with the $85 billion sequester spending cuts. >> from the get-go, the federal aviation administration could have acted on its own to responsibly implement the president's sequester without inflicting this kind of pain on the public. they could have cut spending elsewhere. they could have taken into account air traffic patterns and made sure controllers would be in place where they were most needed.
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or they could have reached out to congress and the airlines to have a plan in place ahead of time. >> schuster says house republicans have passed two bills that would replace the sequester cuts, but they haven't gone anywhere in the senate. but president obama says his budget would replace the, quote, dumb sequester cuts with smarter cuts. but can't get republicans to agree to it. and he called the alleviate the flight delays a, quote, temporary fix because there are other sequester cuts pending. >> this week the sequester hurt travelers who are stuck for hours in airports and on planes and are rightly frustrated by it. maybe because they fly home each weekend, the members of congress who insisted on these cuts finally realized that they actually apply to them, too. republicans claim victory when the sequester first took effect. and now they've decided that it was a bad idea all along. >> president obama has not signed the legislation yet, allowing the faa to move some money around to stop the
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furloughs. but the faa already says the air traffic system will resume normal operations by sunday evening. gregg? >> gregg: not soon enough for the flying folks out there. all right. molly henneberg, thanks. >> heather: a u.s. psychiatric hospital is in some serious hot water for what it's accused of doing when patients are discharged. we'll explain exactly what's going on out west, that's coming up after the break. >> they act like they just don't care. it's like they're saying, you're not my problem. i don't want to deal with you. ae throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. by the armful? by the barrelful? e carful? how the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy,
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>> gregg: federal authorities now taking disciplinary action against a nevada psychiatric hospital for so-called patient dumping in neighboring california. the hospital accused of improperly discharging patients and literally bussing them out of the state. dominic dinatale is following it
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live from l.a. >> center for medicaid and medicine cared has given nevada ten days to fix the problems at the hospital following as you say, reports it may have improperly discharged patients and bussed them out of state. unbelievable really. in one case, a man was discharged from a las vegas hospital with a one way greyhound bus ticket to sacramento. he was given just a three-day supply of medication. when he arrived at a homeless shelter there, he had no money nor any understanding of why he had been sent to the city. a media reports said they had purchased bus tickets to 1500 discharged patients over the past five years. some of those have actually been sent to locations where they had no contact. they didn't know anybody. some of the patients who alleged to have been dumped say they're deeply hurt. >> they don't realize that we're people, too. we have a heart and it hurts 'cause we feel like we're just being thrown away like trash.
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>> a shock to the nevada governor said in a statement that his office launched three separate investigations, the discipline action has been clear. improperly discharging one patient is one patient too many and it's not the policy of the state of nevada to engage in patient dumping. as has been alleged by some, he says. rather patients have a right and a desire to return home to their friends and families. a new policy sandoval said provides, quote, additional oversite to insure the hospital follows proper discharge procedures going forward. back to you. >> gregg: dominic, thanks. >> heather: that is such a sad story. we were talking about this during the break. some of these patients could be a danger to themselves or potentially danger to others. really cruel. >> gregg: you're exposing the citizens of these other states, california, to liability and harm. >> heather: on other news, this is a happier story. millions of us can't start our day without a cup of coffee. now researchers are finding an unexpected health benefit from drinking coffee that might help
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>> heather: it's never too late to have a cup of coffee.
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your morning cup of coffee may have a hidden health benefit. there is a recent study that finds that drinking coffee along with taking the drug tamoxixifin may help prevent breast cancer. this is a fascinating one. explain how this works, why? >> coffee has been my favorite drink. everybody talked about this on live tv for the last many years. and we've had a really many researchers has come that coffee reduces the risk of prostate cancer, helps with alzheimer's, has been in a lot of studies with parkinson and now we see this with breast cancer. this is coming from sweden. they looked at 634 patients. if they have breast cancer, after the surgery, they put them on tamoxifen, which is an anti's general medication. one group took only tamoxifen, the other group took it and two or three cups of coffee. the ones that also drank the
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coffee, they had much lower rate of recurrence or return of the cancer. >> heather: do we have any idea what chemical this is or what it is about the coffee that makes this happen? >> there are many theories about this. they think maybe the coffee actually, whether it's antioxidants or whether it actually induces that tamoxifen to work better. also there is other studies that coffee had something called phyto estrogen. if you take one or two cups of coffee, it won't help you. so the right amount, which i was hoping that gregg would ask that question, is how many cups do you need? the answer is three to four or more. except if you have heart disease, don't touch it. talk to your doctor. but if you're fine, then you have no major medical issues, three to four cups a day is the way to go. >> heather: good to know this a for caffeinated. i want to ask you about sugary drinks. maybe mayor bloomberg is right after all. but it's a serious story. that is sugary drinks can increase the risk of diabetes
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significantly, just one drink, according to a new study? >> another surprise. this is another study coming from europe actually looked at over 350,000 people. we can't do this kind of studies in america anymore, but they looked at eight different countries. one soda a day it increases the risk of diabetes by 22%. this is a significant one. now, everybody knows that type 2 diabetes that we're talking about is manmade disease. it's about our diet, it's about our soda. so if you drink one, 12-ounce soda a day, that increases your risk of diabetes by 22%. >> heather: it's not so extreme, but you're a believer -- >> i think mayor bloomberg means well. i think what he does is actually the good idea. i think the way he went about it. from a health standpoint -- >> gregg: what about sugary drinks, they taste sugary because they have substitutes. >> also not so good. diet soda that everybody thinks are no calories has a lot of
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artificial sweeteners. they changed the whole insulin and sugar and it's not good for you. makes you more hungry. you'll eat more and it's all bad. you know something? replace it by a cup of coffee. you know coffee reduces the risk of diabetes. completely reverse of this. >> gregg: i drink like ten cups a at this. that's probably too much. >> heather: cut down. >> drink water. >> that's the way to go. >> heather: what's interesting about this study is fruit juice is excluded from this. there must be something in natural kind of sugar that doesn't contribute to type 2 diabetes. >> yes. this is more complex than what we see over here. but certainly when it comes to soda or any of the sugared drinks, it's 100% known it increases sugar, insulin kicks in, it increases diabetes. i want people to know is when you go to your doctor, ask them to check for that. it's a hee mow globen a -- hemoglobin a 1 c. you can check if you're
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prediabetic. >> heather: we'll write that down. remember the fox news medical a team. >> gregg: holm morning, house call -- tomorrow morning, house calls. there was a different face at the podium of the white house. conan o'brien touring the white house ahead of tonight's big correspondence dinner. he's hosting. since ed henry is president of the correspondents association, he was in charge of showing him around. check it out live tonight, 10:00 p.m. eastern time with judge jeanine pirro right here on the fox news channel. he might make a very good white house press secretary. >> heather: he kind of looks the part right there, doesn't he? >> he surely does. that's going to do it for us. i'm gregg jarrett. be back in two hours, another edition of "america's newsroom." >> heather: have a good day. i'm heather nauert [ agent smith ] i've found software that intrigues me. it appears it's an agent of good. ge has wired their medical hardware
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