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>> bret: that wasn't as good as promised. thanks for inviting us into your home anyway. that is it for "special report," fair, balanceddenned unafraid. "special report" online starts in 14 seconds. >> shepard: this is "the fox report." tonight, investigating the murder of our ambassador and others in libya. now, we may have a suspect. who fox news sources say was at guantanamo bay released to libya to be imprisoned there but he went free. it's a fox news exclusive and it's coming right up. plus, the candidates try to use their rivals' words to gain an advantage. [cheers] >> we heard then state senator obama talking about redistribution of wealth. >> mitt romney and i are not running to redistribute the
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wealth. mitt romney and i are running to help americans create wealth. [cheers] >> and governor romney saying nearly half of americans believe they are victims. >> the president certainly doesn't think that men and women on social security are irresponsible or victims. >> shepard: tonight, how the candidates are trying to capitalize on their opponent's own words. plus, did jesus christ have a wife? tonight, a harvard professor says this ancient scrap of papyrus may help settle the debate. some scholars are skeptical. first from fox this wednesday night, governor mitt romney says he does have plans to help the poor and the middle class the white house says president obama does not want to steal from the rich. but tonight each camp is still trying to use the other guy's words against him. a super pac that supports the president is running a new ad based on this comment from governor romney at a private
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fundraiser back in may. >> the president starts off with 48%, 49%, he starts off with a huge number, these are people who pay no income tax. 47% of americans pay no income tax. so our message of low taxes doesn't connect. he will be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. that's what they sell every four years. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i will never convince them to take personal responsibility and care for their lives. what i have to convince the ones that are independent. >> that video sin complete it reportedly does not include one or two minutes of that fundraiser. so far no definitive word on why. meanwhile team romney is taking aim at this coming comment from president obama when he was in illinois state senator back in 1998. >> i think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and, hence, facilitate some redistribution because i actually believe in
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redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody has got a shot. >> shepard: two sides, two fights. we have team fox coverage of the attacks and counter attacks from both sides. ed henry is live at the white house tonight. first, let's get to carl cammeron he is live in miami. it sounds like governor romney went on the offensive today. >> well, dueling sound bites and campaigns. romney took the opportunity to counter offensive really going after president obama for his assertion that a government system needs to be designed that could pool resources to better affect the redistribution. romney went at him hard today, as did all republicans with ads and videos and direct mail and radio and tv commercials. watch. >> this idea of redistribution follows from the idea that if you have a business you didn't build it someone else did that the president saying yes he believes in redistribution. i don't. i believe the way to lift people and to help people have higher incomes is not to take
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from some and give to others. but to create wealth for all of us. well, the romney campaign plans to release ads, videos as i said and around the country trying to add it in congressional and senate races thinking it could be a unifying battle cry for the final six weeks. >> that said some conservatives are is still slamming the governor on his comments about the 47%. >> nevada senator dean heller tried to distance himself from mr. romney's comments. scott brown the senator from massachusetts, mitt romney's -- where he lives now, also doing the same. and in the case of mr. romney, he isn't backing away from the assertion that there is too much of a dependency state. though he has backed away from the idea that 47% of the folks who don't pay income taxes consider themselves victims and who are owed sort of government entitlement. none the less, mr. romney very aggressively going after mr. obama for the dependency society, watch. >> the question of this campaign is not who cares
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about the poor and the middle class. i do. he does. the question is who can help the poor and the middle class. i can and he can't. >> pollsterring in new polls today suggesting in battleground states mr. obama a bit of an edge. the associated press and gallup poll nationally it's still a dead even virtual tie, shep? >> shepard: carl cameron in south florida with the romney camp. the white house says the romney campaign is trying to distract voters fundraiser video by digging that up 1998 clip we just played of president obama talking about redistribution. ed henry live on the north lawn this afternoon. and, ed, the white house is firing back at the romney camp tonight. >> shep, they are. normally when jay carney gets questions like this about the campaign. he will deflect them to his colleagues in chicago and saying look i only focus on policy. today when i asked a question about all of this, jay carney was ready with a snappy sound bite and basically for the first time from the podium he
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called mitt romney's campaign desperate. take a listen. >> ed, i would say that all of us who follow politics and policy, whether we're on this side or your side of the podium have seen circumstances like this where a campaign is having a very bad day or very bad week. and in circumstances like that, there are efforts made sometimes desperate efforts made to change the subject. >> carney went on to say he thinks that maybe even the romney camp has had an awful month not just a couple days or week. they obviously run the risk inside the white house of being a little bit overconfident. can i tell you they certainly feel go right now and they think mitt romney really messed up with this tape, shep. >> shepard: have they gotten into the context of what the then state senator obama said back in 1998? >> they have. jay carney insisted when i pressed him about this today look what the president was talking about then with the state senator was about local government, helping the working poor. he insists this is about
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making the government more efficient, giving people opportunities, a ladder up, et cetera, the kind of things we have heard from the president on the trail. interesting that the first lady seemed to get involved as well today by hitting mitt romney. take a listen. >> as president, you trulii need a strong inner compass. a core commitment to your fellow citizens. >> core commitment to your fellow citizens. sounds like a reference to that whole 47% question you were mentioning before with carl. the bottom line is the obama camp feels like this entire debate fits into what they have been trying to do which is paint mitt romney as someone who is not standing up for the middle class. they think they have another example right here, shep. >> shepard: ed henry on the north lawn. thanks a the lo. they mentioned brand new polls. our fox news poll shows president obama is leading governor romney in three battleground states. our pollsters did the survey over the past three days. so that was before and after the release of governor romney's fundraiser video. almost completely before the release of the president's
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redistribution comment. so here we go. the polls show the president leading governor romney by seven points among likely voters in both ohio and virginia. that is outside the margin of error. the president up by 5 points in florida. that is statistically a tie. the race is closer among voters who say they're extremely interested in the election. it's a statistical tie in ohio and virginia. and an actual tie in the state of florida. in all three states, likely voters say they trust the president more than they trust governor romney to improve the economy and create jobs. ohio is the only state where the president led -- or where i should say where the president's lead is outside othe margin of error. the justice department's internal watchdog releasing a highly anticipated report on the fast and furious gun sting. it criticizes more than a dozen staffers. but what about the attorney general eric holder? we'll have the details. house republicans have accused him of withholding key information. so what does the report indicate about his actions? that's coming. plus, a member of the obama administration now calling the
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assault on our consulate in libya a terror attack. and intelligence sources now linking the whole thing to al qaeda and the former detainee at guantanamo bay. many questions tonight about why he was released. how he could have even been in the talk here. and we will get to all of it from the journalists of fox news on a very busy wednesday fox report. i brought your stuff. you don't have to do this. yes i do. i want you to keep this. it'd be weird. take care. you too. [ sighs ] so how did it go? he's upset. [ male announcer ] spend less time at gas stations. with best in class fuel economy. it's our most innovative altima ever. ♪
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>> shepard: on fox tonight intelligence sources telling fox news that a former gitmo detainee with ties to al qaeda and possibly the attacks of 9/11 2001 may have led the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. this is breaking this afternoon from bret baier sources. militants stormed the con slot last week 11 years to the day of 9/11. the gunmen reportedly led a multihour assault which killed the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens and three other americans. the myrtle released the deyan
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dainee back in 2007. sent him to libya under the specific condition that he would stay in jail in libya. this is the only picture we have ever had of him. it's unclear to us or any of our sources how or why he got out of custody in libya. up until today, the obama administration has refused to say that the attack on libya was, indeed, terrorism. this morning that changed. in the director of national counter terrorism center matthew olson told lawmakers that it was, indeed, a terror attack. wendell goler is live at the state department with us tonight. wendell, is there new information on whether this attack was actually tied to 9/11? shep frankly it's still not clear it's hard to imagine the date was a coincidence. the attackers use a pro-tefts anti-islam film innocence of islam as a distraction. then when u.s. ambassador susan rice cast doubt on that. officials here back off and wait until the fbi completed
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its investigation before, you know, saying what triggered the attack. today, as you say, the director of the national counter terrorism center in a hearing on capitol hill offered his own assessment. >> it evolved and escalated over several hours. t appears that individuals who were certainly well-armed seized on the opportunity presented as the events unfolded that evening and into the morning hours of september 12th. >> the attackers armed with rocket propelled grenades which suggest to officials here and elsewhere that they were not simply protesters. shepard? >> shepard: you know, wendell, france has been having internal problems among the folks regarding the muslims. now a french weekly has released car tunes that cartoons that depict mohammed in less than favorable light. >> the french are worried enough that they are closing diplomatic facilities in 2 o0
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countries on fridays as a precaution. al qaeda group says this anti-islam film is proof that america's war on terror was really a war on islam. and it has called for more attacks against the u.s. diplomats, that's worried officials here who feel extremists are having some success exploiting rage over the video. condemning here both the violence and the video. >> whereas this may be repugnant it may be insulting, we may all be offended by it and we separate ourselves definitively from t as a government we are not involved. we believe in free speech. we believe that free speech should be protected and there is never an excuse for violence as a result of an insult. >> meanwhile, one of the actresses in the film has sued the producer for fraud. some of the dialogue in the film was clearly overdubbed. the actors say it was done without their knowledge. shepard? >> shepard: wendell goler live at the department of state tonight. lots of investigations internally.
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tonight, there is no word on what may have really been behind last week's attack on the u.s. embassy in cairo. fox news has obtained an internal memo or i should say an intelligence memo which suggests the violent riots could be tied to a terrorist who is locked up right now here in the united states. the reporting is of catherine herridge and she will have that coming up inside fox report. but, first, the war in afghanistan. a senior official or officer in the u.s.-led military alliance in afghanistan says the response to these insider attacks against our troops there will not result in a major shift in the exit strategy. so-called green on blue attacks have killed at least 51 coalition troops this year. today, the pentagon announced temporary move as they call it to stop most u.s. and nato troops from working side by side with their afghan forces. today an australian brigadier general deputy chief of staff for the coalition in afghanistan criticism that this could change the overall
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exit strategy for the war. >> i think it's going the smash the trust bond in the theater between us and them. and i don't think the temporary measures and what i think is pretty prudent response to a -- is going to change or damage the model that we have adopted for the campaign. >> shepard: afghan policemen and soldiers are scheduled to take over all security operations. we have to train them to do so by the end of 2014. well, there is also a new report that suggests our housing magazine here domestically may be gaining some serious traction. as you might imagine he though, it's not all good news. gerri willis will be here to break down the numbers next. plus, don't mess with this girl. police say she saved her cousin by kicking and karate chopping a would be kidnapper who was nearly twice her size. >> my momma always say safety is first. like no-fee atms,
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>> shepard: well, there may be a bright spot in sputtering economic recovery. more americans bought previously owned homes last month that be at any time in the last two years. according to the national association of realtors, sales sored nearly 8% to an annual rate of 4.8 million. that's the highest it's been since may of 2010 when tax credits led to a boom in house buying. still the realty group reports the number of first-time home buyers was actually down a bit last month. that, they tell us, could be due to stricter credit standards which make it a whole lot harder for folks to qualify for loans. the housing report helps stocks keep steady dow up 13. nasdaq up 5. s&p 500 up about 2 points. fox business network gerri willis is in. also resale prices of homes is up as well.
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>> big number, $187,400 is the median sales price for august. up 9.5% year over year. boy how do people like to hear that? let me tell what you is happening. this is sales of properties that are not in trouble. not foreclosed properties. conventional properties. this is good news. >> shepard: on another front oil prices plummeted on monday nobody knew why. went down on tuesday nobody knew why. today they are down today. >> i have reason for you. a barrel of oil, $92, down $3.31. >> shepard: today alone. >> yes, correct. and just because of expanding inventories way bigger than analysts expected. economy is bad way over the globe. saudis are pumping more oil because of what is going on in the middle east. i have an explanation for what happened earlier this week. a fat finger trader, a trader made a mistake. >> shepard: that took oil prices down. >> that took oil prices down. >> shepard: they keep going
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down. now it's real. >> this is going to be good news for consumers, i believe. we should see gas prices continue their slide. >> good job on the fat finger. thank you, gerri. >> i didn't uncover it myself. >> shepard: i'm glad that finger was fat. lower those gas prices one time. >> maybe they can do it again. >> shepard: maybe so. gerri we appreciate it thank you. an apparent cyber attack on yet another major u.s. bank one day after hackers reportedly took down at least in part bank of america's web sight for several hours. at least if you go through the main domain name. today some chase customers reported problems accessing their accounts online. its parent company j.p. morgan chase indicated it was working on a fix of the problem. according to the problem of the fox business network cyber experts say it believes hackers attacked chase's web site. attack similar to the one that hit bank of america site yesterday. attack on services i think that's right,. >> yes. >> shepard: so far the group that claimed responsibility for that attack has not done the same for the chase outage.
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now a source has told us that that group may be tied to an islamic terror organization. no comment from bank of america on any possible connection. but a spokesman did say the following: our customer and client information online banking platform and the related systems remain safe and secure. the food and drug administration may soon consider whether to regulate how much of the toxic chemical arsenic can safely be present in the rice we eat. arsenic occurs naturally in the environment but it can cause cancer and is deadly at high doses. it can also accumulate in rice at higher levels than other foods because rice grows in standing water. right now, there are no guidelines as to how much arsenic can llweleynly be present in rice and there is no evidence to suggest that rice or rice products run safe to eat. all that said, "consumer reports" magazine has already called for limits in response, a spokesman for general mills, which makes the rice cereal, the magazine named says the company is confident its
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products are safe. the kroger grocery company reports it's recalling spinach it sold in 15 states because of a possible list tiara contamination. kroger foods sold the spinach under the fresh selection tender spinach label in 10-ounce bags with a best if used by date of september 16th. kroger reports customers should return the recalled spinach to stores for a full refund or replacement, listeria can cause severe illness in pregnant women or folks with weakened immune systems. there is word the attack on the american embassy in cairo may have been an attempt to free a convicted terrorist right here in the united states. tonight, what the feds are saying about the chances of releasing a guy with ties to the world trade center attack. highest civilian honor of freedom to a fighter who spent 15 years under house arrest and apparently some of her local lawmakers back in her home country are learning democracy and watching it --
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by watching an american television show. this as an astounding story with enormous leaders from our nation on hand including the former first lady barbara bush. you will hear from all of them as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on america's choice for news and information on cable. this is fox news.
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>> shepard: police in miami honoring a little girl after they say she fought off a man trying to kidnap her cousin. as it turns out this happened about two months ago, officers
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say she was playing outside with her 4-year-old cousin when this guy tried to grab the little boy. >> the -- [inaudible] >> he did. and police say thanks to the girl, he is now in custody. cops gave the girl a plaque and a standing ovation. >> shepard: i'm shepard smith, this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. the justice department's internal watchdog has released a report that blasts more than a dozen people for their roles in the fast and furious gun sting. the nearly 500 page report criticizes 14 different justice department staffers for poor strategies, judgments, mistakes, and management failures. of course fast and furious was meant to follow guns to mexican drug cartels, the feds did not track some of those weapons and ban kits left two of them at the scene of a
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shootout during which the border patrol agent brian terry died in 2010. already we are seeing fallout from today's report. one top official named in it has resigned and another retired. it is important to note though the report does not criticize the attorney general eric holder. and the report finds no evidence that he, eric holder, knew about the operation before early last year. the attorney general responded in a statement that reads, in part: i hope today's report acts as a reminder of the dangers of adopting as fact unsubstantiated conclusions before an investigation of the circumstances is completed. that, a clear shot at congressional republicans who have been hammering the attorney general holder for months over his connection to fast and furious. it's the top story at the bottom of the hour and mike immanuel has t from washington tonight. the justice department's inspector general is scheduled to testify on this matter, right? i think tomorrow. >> that's right, shep. he will be here on capitol hill. his name is michael e.
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horowitz. he is the internal watchdog for the department of justice. he goal over his 471 page report. so you better believe top staffers and lawmakers here on capitol hill are doing some reading this evening to look into what went wrong with fast and furious. what needs to be done to prevent something like this from happening again. trying to figure out why the tactics were allowed to be done for a field office in tucson and making sure, again, that these type of tactics are never used again, shep. >> shepard: mike, what does this mean for the house lawmakers who have really been going after the attorney general on this matter? >> it sounds like they still feel like they were vindicated that there was reason to investigate this situation. they point to the two departures instantly after the report was released. jason weinstein, the deputy assistant attorney general is resigning from the department of justice. because this report says that he was the top official at justice, that could have stopped fashion and furious from happening.
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then you have got the former head of the atf ken mel son who was retired. the report says atf senior leadership, including him, should have known about the tactics and risk to public safety and repeatedly failed to act in a timely fashion on this info. bottom line, house republicans say they still have lots of questions. >> we have always said that we wanted people to be held accountable. so 14, you know were recommended, two were dealt with and taken care of today. but the attorney general has to hold those people accountable and there is probably more people that potentially will be implicated along the line. >> jason chafe fets tells me is he comply complimentary of the report and is going through it tonight. >> bill: mike emanuel is on capitol hill. we are learning now what may have sparked last week's violent attack on the u.s. embassy in egypt. fox news has now obtained an intelligence report which suggests the assault may have
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been connected with the imprisonment of a convicted terrorist. it's this man. the so-called blind sheik. -- sheik. he is serving a -- that attacked killed more than a thousand people. a web posting that dates back before the attack and it, we're told, called on egyptians to rise up, and, quote, force america to release the sheikh even if it requires burning down the embassy with everyone in it. it's catherine herridge's reporting she is in washington tonight. hello, catherine. what are you learning about this warning? >> thanks, shem. fox news has obtained this three page homeland security intelligence report two days before the demonstrations in cairo the department had information that there was a call for egyptians to attack the beasms to force the release of the blind sheikh,
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quote: the time has come from a strong movement you o sons of egypt to release your known sheikh. detained sheikh is released. this by the reuters news service in cairo shows demonstrators wearing the same head covering as the blind sheikh and posters of the sheikh were in full view during the protest at thest embassy. congressional sources tell fox they believe the demonstrations in cir royy in response to that amateurish movie and undercurrent release of a sheikh held in prison in north carolina. >> shepard: that video really pulls it together. what's the administration saying about the blind sheikh? >> together 8 senior republicans sending a letter to the justice department and the state department. lawmakers responding to published reports that the blind sheikh omar rockman convicted in that first world trade center attack could be transferred to egyptian authorities for humanitarian and health reasons. a justice department source telling fox the idea of transferring the sheikh
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especially in the election season was absurd and this response from the state department. >> let me say as clearly as i can, there is no plan to release the blind sheikh. there is no plan. to my knowledge, we have not been approached about it recently by any senior egyptian. >> the head of the house homeland security committee one of the eight republicans who signed that letter says he wants firm assurances. >> i'm still waiting for the administration to say absolutely not. they are not saying that they are hedging. again, to say there is no plan, that sounds too cute, too clever. >> i can guarantee we have not heard the last of this discussion, shep. >> i bet not. catherine herridge in d.c. great catherine, thank you. two americans who had been imprisoned in the african nation of gam bea are back on the american soil after jesse jackson stepped in and secured their release.
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he was serving a 20 years sentence. the one in the white here is a former university of tennessee professor who was serving a life sentence for printing shirts with the words end dictatorship now life sentence. each clearly thrilled to be back. >> when i was in my cell and called out and told that the reverend jesse jackson has security our release, i couldn't find the words to express myself. >> for a moment i thought maybe i was in a dream and i had to, you know, do a few things here and there to convince myself that it was real. >> well, reverend jesse jackson also managed to gam beaten president to spare the lives of prisoners who were due to face execution as they put it at any moment. the lawmakers in burma are
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apparently trying to learn democracy by watching old episodes of an american tv show. that's the word from the secretary of state hillary clinton. she spoke today at a ceremony to honor the burmese activist with the congressional gold medal, the highest civilian honor that congress can award. and secretary clinton recalled a conversation with a house speaker in burma in which he asked her to help lawmakers learn how to create a democratic process. >> he went on to tell me that they were trying to teach themselves by watching old segments of the west wing. [ laughter ] i said i think we can do better than that, mr. speaker. >> shepard: well, congress actually awarded that activist aung san suu kyi the congressional gold medal back in 2008 when she was under house arrest for fighting the nation's military rulers. the former first lady laura bush was among the speakers today. i said barbara, i meant laura. she said they hope that hope
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hardest. texas right in the middle. you see the red spots. health officials say about 40% of reported cases are in texas and that the virus has killed 134 people across the nation. it's a question of which could -- it's a question which could change christianity as we know it. if you buy it. did jesus christ actually ever get married? religious scholars around the globe are now said to be reexamining that debate because of some writing on a scrap of paper the size of a post it note piece of paper that could be some 1600 years old. it all goes to a harvard professor of early christianity who yesterday unveiled this text. see it here? if real, it would contain the first known dialogue in which jesus allegedly refers -- allegedly, listen to me. which jesus is said to refer to his wife, who he identifies as mary. it's written in ancient coptic and likely translated from greek. christian tradition obviously
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holds jesus never got married. who ever heard of mr. and mrs. jesus. many scholars are very skeptical of this test. some are demanding more tests to determine whether it's a forgery. >> there is something about this fragment in its appearance and also in the grammer of the that strikes me as the not completely convincing somehow. >> the harvard professor says she welcomes the input and plans to test the document's paper and ink to get an idea just how old it is. trace gallagher is working this story for us tonight consume on its, trace, how do they know about. this they are looking at the age of this thing. they think it was no later written than the third century because that's when coptic ancient egyptian language. it was only spoken in egypt. take a look at this. here is the fascinating part. i spoke with a papyrus expert today. look at the edges of this papyrus. see how clean they are? he says there is no way this is 1700 years old because they
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would be tattered. he thinks this was actually cut from a larger document by a dealer sometime in the last maybe 50 or 60 years, which means that a much bigger piece of the puzzle is still out there. listen. >> it's very frustrating because we can only see part of the context. we don't really get everything that the writer was trying to get across by. this we don't know what surrounded this and so on. so, it's very important not to try to push this farther than the tiny fragment allows us to. >> bottom line, it definitely refers to jesus having a wife on that small piece of papyrus, but we don't know the broader context, shep. >> shepard: trace, the phrase "my wife," aren't they looking at whether that might have had a different meaning at that time my wife? >> it did back my wife could mean someone who cooked and cleaned for you and not necessarily an intimate relationship or a sexual relationship. in fact, the harvard professor who brought forth this
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document even she says this certainly is not proof that jesus had a wife. but she says it does show that some 2,000 years ago people were talking about whether jesus was married or not. listen. >> here we are already, you know, perhaps not already but 150 years after the death of jesus, a controversy going on about sexuality, reproduction, marriage, what the christian life should be, and for the first time they are asking this question was jesus married? >> just so you know, on that piece of papyrus there were 8 lines on the front and six lines on the back. the experts say the writing or penmanship was not very good. shep? >> shepard: all right. trace gallagher. same mine tossing dynamite at each other in the street. that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds.
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bolivia. police struggled to control the violence in the capital city. thousand of independent miners faced off against union miners who gets to work the second biggest tin mine. at least four union miners hurt. south africa. thousands of miners gathered at a soccer stadium in the northeast to celebrate a wage increase. the deal marks the end of six weeks of violent strikes that left at least 45 people dead. a truck packed with cardboard went up in the middle of the eastern highway. they only learned the vehicle was on fire when they saw smoke in the rear view mirror. firefighters say both people got out okay. cam body i can't. villagers say this bull elephant has been giving them trouble for a year. >> he has caused a the will of problems along the national road number 48. caused several car crashes.
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and he has been making inroads into the sugar cane plantation. >> animal rescue workers tranquilized the elephant and moved it to a wildlife center where they say five other he will fans already -- elephants already live. that's a fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> shepard: space shuttle endeavor today hitched a ride on a 747 as it hits its new home. last journey before it settled into retirement. all the details just ahead. plus captain master of the starship enterprise but apparently he does not have the same control over his cable service. that's coming up. 4g lte has the fastest speeds.
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so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage thaall other networks combined.
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>> shepard: space shuttle endeavour completed the first leg of its final journey trip across country. jumbo jet a sight we have seen a few times. took off from sportscenter kennedy in florida. last night ever for any shuttle at least scheduled one. organizers will parade endeavour down the streets of los angeles new home at the california science center, endeavour logged more than two dozen flights in space over nearly two decades. steve harrigan is in our florida newsroom. what's the biggest challenge from getting this shuttle from california to the museum. >> toughest part of this three day trip might be the final 12 miles. that's going to be on land. 1 0,000-pound shuttle moving through some of the streets of los angeles to its final resting place in the california science center. they have done the logistics on this for some months now. they have tropical depression
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down a few hundred trees which they will replant. even on the ground the technological hurdles are not over for the endeavour, shepard. >> shepard: once endeavour is in place. where will that leave all the shuttles? >> three more different cities across the u.s. the enterprise is already in new york city. of course, "discovery" is in washington, d.c. the shuttle with the least amount of movement still to go will be atlantis down the road here in florida at the kennedy visitor's space center, shepard? >> shepard: steve harrigan in south florida, thanks. this time captain problem is not the borgue. it's time warner. the "new york post" which parent company thankfully owns reports patrick stewart is engaged in a fierce battle with time warner of new york city. imagine. it started after stewart moved to brooklyn and tried to get his cable service going. stewart tweeted all i wanted to do was set up a new account with time warner in new york city. 36 hours later i have lost the
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will to live. a spokesman for time warner told the post there is no doubt we have a lot of fans at the company of the actor and star trek in general. but the truth is any customer that reaches out to us sick, we're going to offer them help. the exact same way. and guess who sunday arrest again, after she brushed up against somebody with her car again. we'll tell you what that guy says about his parking lot fight with lindsay lohan, that's coming up. americans are always ready to work hard for a better future.
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♪ >> shepard: cops here in new york arrested lindsay lohan this morning hard to believe, isn't it. they say the actress left the scene of an accident. the star was parking her car when she brushed up with a man. the actress was slurring and smelled like alcohol. that's what he said. police commissioner says cops did not test lohan.
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>> >> shepard: that was weerdz. lohan's publicist told much to do about nothing. on probation for stealing a necklace last year. back in may a judge told lindsay lohan she could face jail time if there are any future arrests. before we go our team's top five things of the day. students back in class in chicago after teachers ended their seven day strike. number four, women deploying to afghanistan will test the army's first body armor designed specifically for women. number three, home resales hit a two-year high. new home construction also up giving markets a boost in trading. number two, for the first time a top obama administration official is calling the strike on the u.s. consulate in libya a terror attack. and number one tonight. sources tell fox news a former gitmo detainee, this one with ties to al qaeda may have led that attack. this is the only image we have of the man who also has
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suspected ties to the attacks of 9/11. that's "the fox report's" top five. and on this day in 1982, a computer professor in pittsburgh became the first to type a message which needs no words. as the story goes, the guy got fed up with colleagues who didn't get the jokes he posted on internet message boards. so he proposed three simple key strokes. tongue in cheek, a colon, a hyphen and parenthesis. he even added instructions to read it sideways. soon the emote con exploded when internet went mainstream. happy to sad and even emotion. upgrade. color to emails and text messages all around the world. wise cracking professor first taught machines how to wink and smile. it was a sad day 30 years ago today.


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