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typical he said of these viagra as he's heard about it cases that he's going to investigate. >> i know she's one courageous woman. you'll have more on anderson cooper show tonight. we look forward to that. nick rober robertson reporting from london. i'll join in you a minute to talk about the potential republican candidate dropping like flies. >> should be good. thank you. want to get you up to speed for tuesday, 17th of may. now we know why arnold schwarzenegger and maria shriver split. he admits that he fathered a child outside his marriage. the mother was a long time member of the household staff. schwarzenegger says he told his wife after he left the governor's office in january. engineers plan to open more floodgates along the mississippi river soon because they need to divert high water from new orleans.
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>> reporter: open floodgates, thousands hit by floodwaters so new orleans stays dry. the alternative, city officials say, would have been worse than katrina. >> water is pouring through 15 of 125 floodgates at morganza, louisiana right now, a quarter of the gates will eventually be opened. downstream, water from the spillway is already overrunning some homes. as many as 25,000 could go under water in the next few weeks. president obama is welcoming jordan king abdallah to the white house. the conversation is expected to center on the arab uprising. so thursday, the president is expected to layout detailed u.s. viewpoints and a vision on events that are reshaping the middle east. lawyers for imf chief dominique strauss-kahn says their client has an alibi. lunch with another person at the same time that police say he was attacking a hotel housekeeper.
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lawyers say his launch part they are will come forward to vouch for his whereabouts. strauss-kahn is jailed at new york's rikers island. his next court day is bring. pakistan says nato troops wounded two of its soldiers today in a cross border dust up. nato will only confirm an incident they say, but according to pakistan, three nato aircraft crossed in for tack stand and the two sides shot at each other. pakistan vowed to defend its air space after that secret u.s. raid that killed osama bin laden. senator john kerry says that pakistan will return the tail of a u.s. helicopter it clipped a wall during the bin laden raid and experts believe the helicopter was a stealth blackhawk modified for quietness and avoiding radar. pack is an hinted that china would like to see it. >> what you'll find is american officials will take the tailback, compare it to the
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photographs that we've often shown much the tail section, and try to make sure that we're not missing any pieces, that there was nothing left behind that the pakistanis could reverse engineer or that they could still share with the chinese. nato stepped up attacks on the libyan capital today. the alliance says it hit military training facilities in tripoli and also struck ray car system radar systems. here is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. is hyper partisan ship driving good candidates out of the presidential race? carol costello has more. a great question. >> politics isn't pretty, is it shall republican presidential contenders are dropping like flies and party insiders are scrambling begging mitch daniels and chris christie to get into the race. christie said no way.
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and daniels hasn't exactly sounded enthusiastic. maybe it's because they don't have the stomach for it. those candidates that are likely to run are backing away from their more moderate views like mitt romney who says as governor of massachusetts, his health plan was nothing like president obama's. >> what we were doing in our state was quite different than that. it was a more modest proposal, if you will. and that was we're not having government take over and run health care. thfd we're trying to find a way to get people in our state that didn't have insurance insured. >> tim pawlenty apologized for supporting cap and trade as a way to cut greenhouse gas emissions all to appeal to the extreme right wing of party, those voters who decide primaries. john avalon says running for president is having your reputation destroyed from day one and the rise of the internet has created a can balanceis tick feeding frenzy.
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maybe that's why mike huckabee decided to bow out. >> only when i was alone in quiet and reflect it difference moments did i have not only clarity but an inexplicable inner peace. a peace that exceeds human understanding. >> so the talk back question today is hyper partisan ship driving good candidates out of the presidential race? facebook.com/carol cnn. i'll read your comments later this hour. >> inner peace and harmony not to run. >> i just want to achieve that over something. i want that. >> all right, thanks, carol. here is a look at some of the stories we're covering. first we're learning more about the split between california power couple arnold schwarzenegger and maria shriver. and you'll hear what people in europe are saying about the arrest in this country of the head of the international monetary fund. also, we'll take a trip to
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schwarzenegger admits fathering a child with another woman. the admission comes just days after he and his wife announced that they were getting separated. now, he says the affair happened more than a decade ago. he issued a statement apologizing to his family. casey, what do we know about what has taken place or even the mother of the child? is anybody talking about that? >> well, no one's talking about that for the record right now this morning. it's hard to believe that arnold schwarzenegger could become more controversial after his two terms as california governor than he was during that time, but he has. as you mentioned, he's acknowledging that before he ran for office in 2003, he fathered a child with a member of his house hold staff. in a statement schwarzenegger said "after leaving the
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governor's office, i told my wife about this event which occurred over a decade ago. i understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. there are no excuses and i take full responsibility for the hurt i have caused. i've apologized to maria, my children and my family. i am truly sorry." the story was first reported by the "los angeles times" and is confirmed. the woman worked for the schwartz they goers for 20 years retiring just in january. the former governor has also been providing financial support for the child since the birth. only a weeki ing ago, they announced at the had separated after 25 years of marriage. at that time the couple said they were working on the future of ha their relationship. and of course that relationship was train strained when more than a dozen women came forward claiming schwarzenegger groped them. back then shriver stood by him. at one point he was so popular
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here in california that some republicans were it actually considering trying to change the constitution to allow a foreign born candidate to run for presiden president. >> do we know, have we heard from maria shriver about this some do we know about whether or not she learned about the child and the affair, the timing of all of this? >> we don't know. cnn has reached out to a representative for maria shriver. we have not heard back yet. but what we do know is that on friday when we just knew that this was a split in the marriage and we didn't know why, maria shriver issued a twooelt saying thank you for all the kindness, support and compassion. i'm humbled by the love. thank you. that's all we've heard from her and that was last friday. >> okay, casey, thank you so much. now for stories from across the country. brian stowe is now in a san francisco hospital. he's the giants fan brutally
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beaten at dodgers stadium. doctors said he was stable must have to leave los angeles. so par no one has been arrested for that attack. norfolk, virginia, another home coming. this one for the ships of the amphibious ready group. they left almost nine months ago for humanitarian aid for pakistan. some units also took part in combat missions in afghanistan and over libya. one day after "endeavour" lifts off, 9 atlantis otherwise hea he heads for the launch pad. and lawyers for the international finance chief accused of sexual as sougsault he has an alibi. strauss-kahn is accused of attacking a housekeeper at a luxury hotel in new york. charges include one count of first degree attempted rape, several other counts. his lawyer says he's innocent.
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strauss-kahn is jailed without bail on rikers island until his next court appearance which is scheduled for friday. charges against the head of the international monetary fund rattled the financial world as well as the world of french poll tick. strauss-kahn has been considered a top candidate for the president of france. our correspondents take a look at the global fallout from his arrest start manage paris. >> i've ivan watson in paris.french media is already writing strauss-kahn's owe bit area with front page headlines like the fall of strauss-kahn, the scandal which changed everything. ordinary french citizens and political elite are shocked at images of strauss-kahn being led by police, being arraigned in court. cameras in courtrooms are not a common practice here.
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strauss-kahn should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. ivan watson, cnn. >> i'm at the european headquarters in brus is selbrus. the real news, jockeys for the new position. you're pe they want to keep the tradition alive. >> rape is alleged lir being used as a weapon of war by gadhafi forces and sexual enhancement drugs may be offered as part of the evidence. something the chief international prosecutor is investigating and he spoke with nic robertson. can you explain what these allegations are and the evidence that they are now supporting this? >> reporter: the allegations have arisen from what opposition members are said they discovered inside some of gadhafi's military camps when they've gone
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into raid the military equipment, get guns and weapon, they've also found what they've said is viagra or similar sexual enhancement products. they allege that they have been used in the systemic rape of women by gadhafi forces, gang rape in many cases. that's what the chief prosecutor says he'll investigate. >> they are rapes. the issue is who organized them. >> and you believe it's institutional? >> they were in some police barracks where the policeman prosecuted what happened. there is some information there was viagra. so viagra is a tool of massive rapes. >> reporter: the chief prosecutor told me he did not know how many women had been raped in this way, but opposition leaders have told me they believe it's many hundreds
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of women that have been picked up by gadhafi's forces and then gang raped in this way. >> such a disturbing story. and i know that perhaps one of the best known alleged rape victims in this case, you spoke with her extensively and in fact had a full interview with her. what is she saying about this? >> reporter: she's saying that she's happy to have her freedom. she got out of libya into tunisia but felt that was too close. she's in qatar and that's where she told me she really begins to feel free, that she can actually breathe again, that she can enjoy some of the things in her life. but i asked her very specifically about what she went through and how she managed to -- what she wanted to happen to those people who brutally attacked her when raping her. >> translator: i was telling
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myself to defy them, these animals cannot slip without punishment. i must speak out no matter how much people would talk about me and would blame me and would ask how could a libya woman and muslim go on the media and say this. all these things did not matter to me. >> reporter: when i spoke to the chief prosecutor, he told me her case was typical of those that he hopes to begin to investigate. hers is the headline, but there are so many others. he's afraid it may have been a common practice. >> okay, nic, thank you very much. appreciate it. getting paid. we'll look at how much some industries are paying and what goes in to your salary. cnn in-depth america's job hunt up next. eye allergy symptoms.orst it goes right where you need it, relieving allergy eyes in minutes. get visine-a. the most complete allergy eye drop.
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time to it layout the choices for today's choose the news. text 22360. pakistan's growing alliance with china. we're taking a closer look at what it could mean to the united states in the wake of the osama bin laden raid. second, details of the special victims unit, officers who arrested the head of the international monetary fund. also, dominique strauss-kahn was caught on a plane just moments before takeoff from kennedy airport. third, a country going cashless. south korea's government is helping residents leave their wallets at home.
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so vote by texting. one for papakistan's alliance wh china, two for special victims unit, or three for country going cashless. the winning story will air in the next hour. cnnmoney.com's lead story, this is about ivy league degrees, but no job. these are young job seekers graduated, worst market since the great depression and how they're dealing with that. also a quick check of the markets, the dow jones down 129 points. keeping a close eye on that. 130 at this moment. also will week cnn focusing on america's job hunt. we're collaborating with money.com and "time" magazine to look at where the jobs are, how to get them and how to keep them. logon to cnnmoney.com, time.com for more reporting on america's job hunt. whether you have a job or you're looking for one, salary
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of course important part of the equation. on america's job hunt, a look at how much the industries are paying and what's actually going into your paycheck. allisison kosik joining us to t about that. how are salaries -- how do they come up with them in the first place? >> it really makes you wonder, right? it may be a surprise that these hiring managers just don't pull out a salary figure out of their 2308ders. there are factors that go in to your pay. and we talked to an analyst who says typically the most important factors are your education and your experience or skills. and then of course that's also location so you'll see the hirehire e highest salaries in california and new york and that's understandable when you figure the cost of living. so you go in with realistic expectations. so we picked a few industries to look at more closely starting
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with the legal sector. most people when they hear legal career, they think about lawyers making six figures and that's because of the additional education that you need. but the salaries with this field, they run the gamut. there's entry level law clerk who makes somewhere around $30,000 and the paralegal who makes around $55,000. and, no, you don't have to go to law school for these jobs because most clerks and paralegals have a bachelor's degree only. so that's something to keep in mind if you don't have time to go to school. >> and what about the jobs that don't requires a much education, dhou they fair in terms of how much you're getting? >> if you think with it, with any industry, salaries really are in a range and there's usually room to move up. even looking at the retail industry, you'll see a six figure salary there, too. but again, that's for someone like a retail farmist. that requires more schooling. but you can make a liveable salary without having an advanced degree. you can be a retail buyer. those are the folks who pick what stores actually sell.
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they make in the $50,000 range. another area, hotels and restaurants. there a waiter or line cook makes only around $20,000, but if you go ahead and work your way up to executive chef or hotel manager, it bumps up to $50,000 and you can get upwards of $65,000 for a salary in those positions. in that industry, a lot of people go to a trade school or get two year associate degrees. so keep in mind the theme is really education and time. if you have the education, you wind up starting out at a higher salary and that can wind up affecting your earnings over your career. but if not, you can still get in at a low level and slowly work your way up and prove yourself. once you're in the door, really prove yourself and show what you can do. >> education and experience. good things. thanks. i know you'll be back with us later and tell us whether or not it's a good time to ask for a
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getting paid. we'll tell you whether now is a good time on ask for a raise and how to pump up your paycheck. also how con plikt flicting sig from pack sap. returning parts of a downed helicopter, but firing on nato. dreaming of a better future but living in limbo. these are students in the country illegally hoping to stay. and 14-feet above flood stage in vicksburg and it is still rising. the mississippi river is not expected to crest there for another two savidge takes us in would be neighborhood. >> it's as bad as it gets. thank god we haven't had any loss of life, but in terms of property damage and the lives affected, it's bad.
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>> any idea how many homes, any businesses impacted? >> we have just over 1700 residents in vicksburg that have had to leave their home. not all because of flooding. some in the northern part of the county because the community has become completely surrounded by water and they left because of the isolation. but just in this area that we're traveling, we probably have 100 homes, most of which i don't see much hope of every being able to be repaired. >> everybody got out. we look at this house, water up to the first story. >> yeah, everyone was able to get out. >> there was plenty of warning, plenty of time. >> yes, plenty of warning. the mags al weather service, corps of engineers, updates information hourly. so the residents of this community had plenty of time to get out. unfortunately, some of the
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property, the contents of these homes, they weren't able to remove everything. so you'll still have a tremendous property loss. this speaks to the tragedy here. this is an elevated home. this home is probably ten feet off the ground. and they thought that they would be okay. you see the children's toys on the porch. but even the elevation has not prevented damage from this flood. >> and this water will probably go even higher. >> it will still go up higher. we're looking at another foot. we're right at 11 feet of water. >> 11 feet of water on a city street. it's not often you see that. >> no. this house, i know these people personally. they built that house off the ground high enough as did these
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other two thinking that a flood would never affect them again. and we are in 11 feet of water in the street in front of hair house. these are homes obviously you can tell from the age have flooded before. never like this. on the phone with me is bet ity paul warner, a realty in vicksburg. this is a community that is virtually a ghost town right now. and thank you for joining us. you've lived in this community for more than 60 years. you're a member of the army corps of engineers, but you're also a realtor. you know this community like the back of your hand. what is taking place now, how are people coping the fact that they have to leave their homes now? >> they're devastated. a lot of people have left homes, they're not coming back. they've moved to vicksburg, they've moved other places.
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they're just devastated. >> how do you know that they're not coming back? are they telling you, we're giving up on our community, we can't afford it? what are they telling you? >> they're telling me that they've moved. they've bought other homes in town. they don't want to go through this again. >> have they gone through it before, is this something like you've never seen in. >> this is something they've never seen and they're scared at the retirement community it, a lot of people are older and they don't want to -- they can't go through this again. >> were they able to leave with any of their belongings? >> yes, they were able to take -- we were given plenty of notice to take everything with us. >> and where are they actually moving to? is it around the community or are they moving far away or are they with relatives? how are they coping? >> a lot of people are living with their relatives. a lot of people have just moved to other homes in vicksburg which is about 25 miles south of
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vicksburg. >> this is a very unique community. you said it's a retirement community. does that make it harder for people to cope with a disaster like this, are there unique problems that they're going through right now? >> yes, it is. yes, it is. >> you can describe for me what some of the residents are telling you? >> the residents rely on me because i did work for the corps of engineers and i can talk to the co rcht ps. they're very -- they talk to me a lot. i talk to them. and they update me daily on what's going on and people know that at eagle lake and they let me know what's going on. and when they hear rumor, they call me and that's what a lot of people moved out. and i calmed them down a lot. >> and what do they tell you that they need the most right now? >> right now they want to move
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back home. a lot of them are scared. they're older. they want to be safe again. >> and finally, bette, are you living with relatives, are you able to stay in the community? how are you doing? >> i'm living with my family, my brother-in-law. my brother, sister-in-law, my mother and my husband. >> well, bette, we wish you the very best, you and the community there. please keep us posted, let us know what ends up happening. >> thank you very much. flooding is also a concern for the people in the northeast today. jacqui jeras is following tracking the kinds of problems they're seeing there. what are we learning about the folks who are facing that? >> there have been a lot of accidents as a result of the rain, a lot of the smaller rivers and creeks are on the rise here across the northeast. and we'll also be dealing with coastal flooding because the winds are very strong and combined with high tide today, that will push some of the water
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on to the shore area. as the rain could be as much as two to four inches and we're looking at this area of low pressure just kind of stalled out and not moving a whole heck of a lot in the upcoming days. so when we look out up to five days away, we could be talking about four to six inches easily in parts of new york state, connecticut, as well as into mass has. people trying to travel in the airways are looking at major delays more than two hours now at boss top, laguardia about an hour and a half, and a few problems out west, as well. so big impact on travel and it will be that way at least through the middle to latter part of the week. >> thank you. reminder now to vote for today's choose the news winner. tell chus which story you'd lik to see. text one for pakistan's alliance with china. we're taking a look at how their partnership is going to impact the united states. text two for special victims unit, details on the specially trained new york police officers who arrested the head of the
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international monetary fund. and text three for country going cashless. that's right, how south korea is eliminating the need to carry cash. winning story will air in the next hour. now if you can believe this, it may be a good time to ask for a raise. we'll have tips a ways to increase your salary.
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this week we're focusing on america's job hunt. we're collaborating with cnnmoney.com and time magazine, a look at where the jobs are, how to get them, keep them. watch our week long coverage. logon to cnn money.com and time.com for more reporting on america's job hunt. but today we're focusing on getting paid. that's right, earlier we talked about what determines your salary. now want to take a look at ways to pump up your paycheck. alison kosik joining us. i think it's hard for people to believe, but is now a good time to ask for a raise? >> it very well could be. and this is really an overall just nerve-racking experience. so it is kind of good to know that for the first time in several years, employers actually may have some wiggle room so we're seeing increases in pay, but those raises are still very small and overall salaries are only a little bit
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higher than where they were four years ago. i want to show you where the salaries have been and where we are now. take a look. employers have been raising those salaries since last spring. the economy is picking up. and companies are making money again. but looking at the size of the bashrb bar, you can see there's still a lot of caution. your boss won't walk out and say i think you deserve a raise today especially inside they don't come close to before the recession. but employers come have the cash and they are letting go of a little of it. >> how do you move up and get the pay raise do you always have to go for a high every degree? >> you touched on something there because generally the more education you have, the more you'll get paid. but not everyone has the time or the money to go back to school. and if it that's your situation, analyst tells us the best thing
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you can do is look at your own skills and see if they're transferable to another job. of course a higher paying job. a lot of technology jobs are very flexible in that way. for instance, you can go from being a programmer to working in the i.t. department or it can be something entirely different and you together, an entirely different career. people in tv, they go into public relations. or take on more responsibilities at your current job, learn something new to expand your own skill set. it's all about taking the initiative, making yourself more valuable to your employer, making them realize you can do more than one thing and be one of those really valuable employees who can move up the chain. >> all right, life after television. there is a future for us. >> there is. >> thanks. for more, check out time.com and cnnmoney.com powered by cnn, driven by you. pakistani troops fire on u.s. helicopters along the
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returning the tail section from a stealth helicopter that was used in the raid for bin laden. but on the other hand, pakistani forces fired on u.s. helicopters in the afghan/pakistan border earlier today. stan grant is joining us from islamabad to sort all of this out. first tell us about this clash that happened on the border. >> reporter: yes, the timing here is absolutely critical. because john kerry was here just 24 hours ago trying to restart this relationship with pakistan. so many sensitivity about pakistan and that's what led to this clash today. according to the pakistan military, two nato choppers crossed the border into pakistan, nato choppers returned fire wounding two pakistani service men, as well. this is an incident that has happened in the past, but since the death of osama bin laden, it's brought so much of this
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really to the fore, so much mistrust, so much suspicious and it leads to situations like we've seen just here today. really can't help at a time when the u.s. is trying to nail down this relationship. >> and i can't help but notice we're hearing the call to prayer behind you. the clash, this border clash also comes it at the same time that you have pakistan returning the tail of a u.s. helicopter that was used in the raid to kill osama bin laden. and so obviously that is something that the united states welcomes. but it really begs the question here is pakistan more a u.s. partner in the war against terrorists or is it turning on us? what is the sense there? >> there is a reflective attitude here, an anti-american feeling that doesn't take very much below the surface to find. whenever incidents like the osama bin laden incident happen, you see these things come to the foreand certainly over the past week or so, we've seen pakistani
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officials react to criticism about what they did or did not know about bin laden's presence here by pointing the finger back it at the united states and accusing the u.s. of not respecting pakistan eye sovereignty. so there is a real trust deficit in the relationship, but you have to move beyond the trust and i think that's what senator kerry was looking to do. this is not about trust, it's not even about a relationship, this is about a transaction at the end of the day. the united states puts a lot of money into pakistan. it wants to see a return on that money. it wants to see pakistan commit to fighting the insurgency on the united states can have a better impact across the other side in afghanistan. >> so to an extent both sides get what they want. stan, thank you very much. now on to a security scare near dublin, ire land. the military found and diffused a bomb on a private bus that was headed for the city just hours before the queen of england arrived. this is queen elizabeth's first say the visit to ireland and the
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first by a british monarch since it gained independence in 1921. she was greeted by the british and irish ambassadors and she made her way to the garden of remembrance. now, it honors those who fought for irish freedom from british rule. she and the duke plan to be there for four days. you're sounding off on our talk back question. we're asking is hyper partisan ship driving good candidates out of the presidential race? your responses just months away. [ male announcer ] in 2011, at&t is at work, building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download, we're covering more people in more places than ever before in an effort to give you the best network possible. at&t. rethink possible.
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getting into the brutal race for the white house. we have been sounding off on our talk back question. is hyper partisanship driving good candidates out of the presidential race? carol, you've got responses. >> good responses on this. this from douglas, i'm sure some of the most qualified people will never have the opportunity to run if they wanted, and would be kept out of the club all together if they did. this from paul. i equate hyper partisanship with closed-minded thinking. when you let that take over, you only see one solution, rule out alternatives arbitrarily. it will severely limit any gop chances in 2012, because their candidate will not have mass appeal. from rob, expecting our politicians to be perfect turns them all into liars. good candidates say out because they don't want the tradeoff. this from phyllis. what good candidates? haven't seen any yet. continue the conversation, facebook.com/carolcnn. and i'll be back in, oh, 15 minutes. although i understand you have something fun coming up next. >> i always have fun for you. when someone says, okay, it's a bunch of bologna.
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they're saying, no, that's not the real deal. but check this out. this is an interesting story. this is a bunch of bologna. this is like 385 pounds of mexican bologna someone tried to smuggle into the united states. customs agents say that mexican bologna may include ingredients that aren't appetizing. take a listen. >> usually it's a kilo or two or maybe one or two of the large rolls you would typically see at a deli. >> so carol, who knew? bologna bust. this cannot compare to the one in 2003. this one -- 750 -- i believe 750 pounds of phony bologna got stand at the border. who knew there was like a bologna, you know underground that was happening here. >> for some reason -- i didn't really think bologna had all those wholesome ingredients anyway. but now that i know -- it's even worse than what you suspected. >> i'm never eating it again. >> do you know what it's made of? i have no idea. >> i don't want to know. i know i loved it as a child -- >> there's a whole bologna market out there.
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>> black bologna market. >> right. crazy. all right. carol, we'll have more after the break. thanks. what do you got? restrained driver...
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is a painful and heartbreaking time. as a mother, my concern is for the children. i ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and i try to rebuild our lives and heal. i will have no further comment." this coming from maria shriver. you may recall that schwar schwarzenegger and shriver split up. they were separated very, very recently, and schwarzenegger says he after -- left the governorship told maria shriver, his wife, in january, about this affair. and the child, as well. polarizing immigration bill known as the dream act is now back on the political front burner. dream is an acronym for development, relief and education for alien minors. it would allow children here illegally a chance to get a college education or join the army as a path to citizenship. this bill has failed twice, but
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the dream lives on for many children. >> reporter: somewhere in phoenix is a tiny trailer park. people who know this place told us, it's where the dreamers live. dreamers are kids who want to go on to college or serve in the u.s. military, but can't. because they're undocumented. we came here to meet two students. we can't identify them, because they're in the country illegally. alex is 17. he says he came to the from mexico about four years ago on his own to chase a dream. >> i had always dreamed of being a doctor. when i came here and i started to study, i decided to become a neurosurgeon. >> reporter: a lofty ambition, but alex is determined. he's also a top student at his school. >> kind of a straight-a student. >> reporter: alex lives in this trailer with three other teenagers who are also dreamers. they work cash jobs, construction and yard cleaning, to pay for food, rent and
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utilities while they attend high school. you left mexico city to come here for a better life, and yet you're living in this trailer park. and you know, really struggling. is this kind of what you were dreaming where you would end up? >> not even close. >> reporter: a few doors away, jason and his brothers live with their mother in a small trailer. he's also 17. he came from mexico when he was a baby. he says his only allegiance is to the united states, and he's dreamed of serving in the military ever since he was a boy. >> i just really wanted to go in there. like, i had plans and everything already. >> reporter: it was all mapped out. jason is in rotc, an officer training program for young students. he's also an honor student who hoped to enlist on his 18th birthday. when the dream act was shot down last year, he said it was a blow that is indescribable. >> i was planning on joining the military with the dream act.
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but since they didn't pass it, that kind of cancelled out my dream of going in there. >> reporter: how did that make you feel? >> it's just fwrus trading, not being able to follow your dream. >> reporter: now that the dream act has been introduced once again, jason holds on to hope he'll be able to wear an army uniform, and alex hopes someday he'll be able to go on to medical school. they will ma gutierrez, cnn, phoenix, arizona. top of the hour, i'm suzanne malveaux. first, a high-profile split now explained. arnold schwarzenegger admits he is the father of a child outside his marriage to maria shriver. the mother is a former member of his house hold staff, and schwarzenegger didn't reveal the secret until he left the california governor's office in january. a little later, i'll ask my guests about powerful politicians who cheat. the mississippi river flood surge is nearing a record in
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greenville, mississippi today. that town is about 90 miles north of vicksburg. that is where the mississippi has already topped the historic water level that was set back in 1927. the river is expected to rise another foot before cresting. that's going to happen on thursday. this speaks to the tragedy here. this is an elevated home. this home is probably ten feet off the ground. and, you know, they thought they would be okay. you see the children's toys on the porch. but even the elevation has not prevented damage from this flood. >> an attorney says dominique strauss kan has annel alibi and couldn't have attacked a hotel housekeeper. the lawyer says that strauss-kan was at lunch during the time he was accused of sexual assault. he says the lunch participant is going to come forward to vouch for him. for now, the boss is at new york's rikers island until a
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hearing set for friday. we expect to hear from president obama and his guest jordan's king abdullah this hour. the two are meeting at the white house right now against a backdrop of revolution that is happening in the middle east in north africa. president obama has an address thursday to outline the u.s. point of view of the political changes that are sweeping the middle east. senator john kerry says that he is now convinced pakistan to return the tail of a damaged u.s. helicopter. the chopper clipped a wall, and that happened during a raid that killed bin laden. experts say it was a modified blackhawk with stealth technology that cuts noise levels and evades radar. pakistan hinted that china wants to see it. the international criminal court at the haig is investigating rape as a weapon in the libyan civil war. the court's chief prosecutor tells cnn that the libyan regime may be giving security forces
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viagra to facilitate mass rape. >> there are rapes. the issue is, who organized them? >> and you believe it's institutional? >> there were some where the policemen persecuted. there is some information with viagra. so viagra is a tool of massive rapes. someone put a bomb on a dublin-bound bus today ahead of a historic visit by queen elizabeth. bomb experts managed to defuse it. the queen today became the first british monarch to visit an independent ireland. the queen wore a sweeping emerald green cloak to greet the irish president. more details now on the administration by former california governor arnold schwarzenegger he fathered a child outside his marriage. the admission comes days after
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he and his wife maria shriver announced they were getting separated. casey wian joins us live from l.a. casey, what do we know about this particular case, what do we know about the mother of the child we are learning today? >> reporter: well, not much about the mother, other than she was an employee of the schwarzeneggers for 20 years and retired from their employ in january. suzanne, during governor arnold schwarzenegger's or former governor arnold schwarzenegger's two terms as governor of the state of california, it seemed like he was acting and turns out he was. he is acknowledging before he ran for office in 2003, he fathered a child with a member of his house hold staff. he said after leaving the governor's office, i told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago. i understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. there are no excuses, and i take full responsibility for the hurt i have caused. i have apologized to maria, my
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children, and my family. i am truly sorry. the story was first reported by the "los angeles times" and has now been confirmed by cnn. as we mentioned, the woman worked for the schwarzeneggers for about two decades, and the governor says he has been providing financial support for the child. only a week ago, schwarzenegger and his wife, maria shriver, announced they had separated after 25 years of marriage. at that time, the couple said they were working on the future of their relationship. today shriver released a statement saying, quote, this is a painful and heartbreaking time. as a mother, my concern is for the children. i ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and i try to rebuild our lives and heal. i will have no further comment. suzanne? >> well, casey, we certainly wish the family the very best during their time of healing. thank you, casey. here's your chance to talk back. one of the big stories of the day, is hyper partisanship driving good candidates out of the presidential race? our carol costello is here with
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more. carol. what do we think? >> well, here it goes. republican presidential contenders are dropping like flies. and party insiders are scrambling, begging indiana governor mitch daniels and new jersey's chris christie to get into the race. christie said no way. and daniels hasn't exactly sounded enthusiastic. maybe it's because they don't have the stomach for it. those candidates that are likely to run are backing away from their more moderate views, like mitt romney, who says as governor of massachusetts, his health plan was nothing like president obama's. >> what we were doing in our state was quite different than that. it was a more modest proposal, if you will. and that was, we're not having government take over and run health care. instead wire trying to find a way to get people in our state that didn't have insurance insured. >> tim pawlenty apologized for supporting cap and trade as a way to cut greenhouse gas emissions. all which appealed to the extreme right wing of the party. those voters who decide
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primaries. independent john after long ways polarization of the parties and rise of the internet have created a cannibalistic feeding frenzy. maybe that's why mike huckabee decided to bow out. his wife warned him, it would be brutal. he surely realized that, saying on fox: -- >> only when i was alone in quiet and reflective moments that i have not only clarity, but an inexplicable inner peace. a peace that exceeds human understanding. >> that wouldn't come in a run for president. on the republican side. talk back today. is hyper partisanship driving good candidates out of the presidential race? facebook.com/carolcnn. i'll read your comments later this hour. >> aren't we just all looking forrin explicable -- >> inner peace? >> and clarity? >> wouldn't that be great? i got to call mike huckabee and ask him what happened. what were you thinking? >> how did you achieve that? >> yes, exactly. >> can't wait for responses. here's a look at the rundowns, stories we're covering
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in the next hour. beyond the schwarzenegger admission, we're going to talk with a psychologist about powerful people who cheat. the challenges of monogamy, as well. also, more on allegations of rape being used as a weapon of war in libya. and later, river rising. the scramble to escape the mississippi floodwaters. also, looking for a parking space? there's an app for that now. the app says on this block there should be two spots available, and guess what? there's one of them right there. >> and finally, details of a big bologna bust. on the border. [ female announcer ] sun damage is on the rise.
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nato launched new air strikes in libya. earlier this morning, the alliance says they have hit command and control and military training facilities in the capital. it also struck radar systems. [ honking ] crowds gathered outside the demolished buildings afterwards, cheering their embattled leader, moammar gadhafi. the libyan regime says the nato strikes hit two government buildings. gadhafi's forces are allegedly using rape as a weapon of war. and sexual enhancement truckings drugs may be offered as part of the evidence. it is something the chief international prosecutor is now investigating, and he spoke exclusively with cnn international correspondent nick robertson. nick joins us live from london. nick, first of all, explain to us what the allegations are about, and what kind of evidence they're offering. >> well, the allegations are that these sexual enhancement drugs like viagra are being used by gadhafi's government forces
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in gang rape against -- against libyan women. and what the chief prosecutor is going to do, he says, is to begin to investigate this. but the initial reports came from rebels who said when they went into the military barracks to take gadhafi's forces weapons, they found what they described as viagra tablets, giving indication these were being used as what they saw as a systematic rape of libyan women. and that's what the chief prosecutor says they're going to investigate. >> they are rapes. the issue is who organized them? >> reporter: and you believe it's institutional? >> they were in some police barrac barracks, where the policemen persecuted. what's happened? there is some information there was viagra. so it's like a machete. viagra is a tool of massive
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rapes. >> reporter: the chief prosecutor says he doesn't know how many women have been raped in this way. but opposition officials that i've talked to say the number could be hundreds of women who have been gang raped by gadhafi's forces. suzanne? >> just an awful story. we know that rape as a weapon of war is not unusual, but certainly this evidence that they bring forward with viagra seems to be the new part of this story. perhaps a best-known alleged rape victim in libya, that is, is el bedi who you spoke with extensively. you had the first interview with her. and what is she saying about all of this? >> well, she had a very traumatic escape to get out of libya in the first place. it took two deserting libyan army officers to help her get across the border, to smugglel her across the border. there was fighting at the border when they went across the border. and it wasn't until several days later that she got several thousand miles away that she
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began to feel safe, began to feel that gadhafi's forces weren't going to catch up with her. she has been living in fear of them since she alleged she has been raped. and i asked her about that terrible incident and ordeal she went through. she said she was not going to give up on trying to bring these men who did this to her to justice. >> translator: i was telling myself to defy them. these animals cannot slip without punishment. i must speak out, no matter how much people would talk about me and would blame me and would ask, how could a libyan woman and a muslim, go on the media and say this. all these things did not matter to me. >> now, the chief prosecutor says that she could be just one case of all of the others. and that's why he's investigating them. it's a headline issue for him and obviously for the libyan opposition and for the women of libya. suzanne? >> nick robertson, thank you very much. thank you. we're going to take a closer look at the case against gadhafi later this hour. our michael holmes is going to join us to discuss what the
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we're taking a closer look at what it could mean for the united states and in the wake of the osama bin laden raid. second, details of the special victims unit officers who arrested the head of the international monetary fund. dominique strauss-kan was caught moments before takeoff from kennedy airpo kennedy airport. and third, a country going cashless. south korea's government is helping residents leave their wallet at home. vote 22360. text 1 for pakistan's alliance with china. 2 for special victims unit. or 3 for country going cashless. winning story is going to air later this hour. you know, parking in a big city, it can be brutal. the competition just to get a space. well, now this job is -- chore may be turning into a high-tech adventure. our cnn silicon valley correspondent dan simon joining us to explain. dan. >> reporter: well, hey, suzanne.
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the key to making this technology work begins with what you're seeing right here. is this a sensor embedded here in the street. this can tell whether or not a parking space is free. and that information ultimately gets uploaded to a smartphone app. finding a place to park in san francisco can be a few tal effort. >> in this neighborhood it's cut-throat. it's pretty tough. >> reporter: so it figures that the bay area, home to the world's greatest technology companies, would offer an innovative solution. except it doesn't come from industry. but city hall. the city of san francisco is offering a free iphone app that can show you in real-time how to land a parking spot. these street sensors determine whether or not the space is free. the info gets uploaded to a central computer, and relayed to the app. fire it up, and you can see the map around you. dark blue means plenty of spots. light blue it's getting tight. red, pretty much forget it.
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all right. let's see if we can find ourselves a parking spot. how well does it work? sometimes perfectly. the app says on this block there should be two spots available. and guess what? there's one of them right there. other times, not so much. still, the city claims its internal testing showed a high level of accuracy. how accurate is it? >> it's about 90% accurate. >> reporter: nathaniel ford runs the city's transportation agency. he says the $20 million project entirely federally funded is about trying to ease congestion. >> that helps us speed up our transit system, helps us with greenhouse emissions in terms of automobiles circling around. >> reporter: the app has been downloaded more than 12,000 times. but there's real concern about whether or not it's creating another problem. california has a no texting law while behind the wheel. and driving while using the app surely doesn't seem safe. >> we do not encourage people, and it's not necessary, to constantly look down at your device looking for a parking spot. >> reporter: still considered a
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pilot project, the city installed sensors in 7,000 of the city's 24,000 metered parking spaces. and 12,000 more in city-owned garages. if it works, look for it to expand here and in other big cities. but you wonder whether or not there will be public service campaigns to tell people not to use the app and drive. in any event, it's estimated in this city alone, people circling around a block, that accounts for about 30% of the congestion. so that's why cities like san francisco looking for, you know, cool technology that could help solve one of our most vexing problems every morning. suzanne? >> dan, a couple of questions here. i mean, obviously, it seems like a good idea. but they still have some kinks to work out. so you're using your app, you have to be standing there, you can't be driving while you figure out where these spaces are? you either have to be parked already or just out of your car, is that right? >> reporter: well, you can be driving, and use it at the same time, but it's obviously not a good idea. similar to texting while
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driving. the app actually flashes a warning when you launch it, says don't use this while you're driving. but, of course, many people will ignore that. >> and who is, how do they know if a space is big enough for your car? like you have a big suv or something. do they adjust for that at all, or is that still in the works? >> reporter: it's a good question. but the sensor works well enough that it really doesn't matter what car is parking in that spot. it can tell whether or not it's blocked. and so if that space is free, it will be uploaded to the app, and so it will tell you. so it doesn't really matter what car you're driving. but you touched on it earlier. we talked about it in the piece. the key is that people sort of use this as a planning tool and not use it while they're driving, because that could really create a hazard. >> and is this happening anywhere else? >> reporter: it is happening in a few other cities. ft. worth, texas is trying it out. los angeles and west hollywood, they're giving it a shot. so it's only a matter of time until, you know, major urban centers will employ this technology, as well. because after all, that's where
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people have a problem, finding a place to park, urban centers, downtowns, places like that. >> we all know how much time it takes to find a parking space these days. dan, thank you. hope it all works out. appreciate it. streets, homes, under water. we're seeing more scenes like this across south central louisiana as more floodgates are opened, more evacuations are ordered. the latest now from cnn's rob marciano along the riverbank. >> reporter: suzanne, people who live in this community unprotected by the levee have been told to get out. they're not doing that all at one time. they're kind of taking their sweet time. here is where the river stands now. this is chapelia, and has come up significantly from yesterday, but moving pretty slowly as far as the rise is concerned. they have opened those spillway gates. and that water is pouring out of there ferociously. but the afternoon after laya basin is. folks have been told to get out. and folks who live in morgan
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the challenges of monogamy, clinical psychologist and author jeff gardere. jeff, thanks for joining us here. first of all, i think a lot of people are asking the question, do powerful men or even women have more afairs than those who are not as powerful? are they more likely to cheat? >> i think they may be more likely to cheat if they have had issues with impulse control right from the beginning, before they became powerful, before they became famous or wealthy. the extra stress of being in those very powerful positions, and almost thinking that everyone is equal but that they're more equal because they have earned this power, and therefore they can act out, maybe, a little bit more. >> do you think these are the folks who think, okay, you know, we hear these very high-profile cases. i can get away with it, so i'm going go ahead and do it. >> i think at the time when they're involved in the affair or the acting out or they're acting out, i don't think they're really thinking about
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the consequences. i don't think they're really thinking about whether they're getting away with it. they are really moving with the passion or the heat of the moment. perhaps afterwards, they feel that they may have the money or the power or the people to run interference for them. but i think deep down inside, psychologically, they know eventually they are going to have to answer for their actions. >> so some of the things, jeff, the examples that we saw previously when it comes to politicians. you know, president bill clinton, john edwards, newt gingrich. i mean, the list goes on and on. and people argue, they say, well they think it's relevant, because they say well if you lie about having an affair, you lie to someone who you love, then perhaps they'll be dishonest to everybody else, and they cannot possibly serve the public if that's the situation. is that actually true? are people who are dishonest in their relationships necessarily dishonest in other areas like their work life? >> very fairly do people operate
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in a vacuum, suzanne. so what we're finding is that perhaps they can be effective in office or as celebrities acting or swinging or what have you. but at the end of the day, when you are dealing specifically with politicians, their integrity speaks for itself. if they cannot be honest in a personal relationship, then they are going to have some problems with dishonesty in a relationship with the public and, of course, with their work. >> and, jeff, since we know that men cheat, women cheat, powerful, as well as everyday folks, is this really just a struggle with monogamy? >> i think it's a struggle with not just monogamy, but with impulse control. now we see that women, thank goodness, are finally being treated as equals for the most part, so now they are in the same position men have been in for years as far as having a lot of those stressors and having those situations that present themselves, where they should act in a more ethical manner.
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and it becomes difficult for them. i think at the end of the day, it really is about thinking what the consequences are to the actions, to the pleasure you may be having at the moment. and everyone, whether they're famous or just the average joe or jane down the street, they have that struggle. >> all right. jeff gardere, thank you so much for putting it into perspective for us. we're keeping our eye on another story, as well. we're about to turn some tape. this is president obama at the white house, with jordan's king abdullah, a key ally with the united states, obviously discussing some of the re volts, the uprising we have seen in the middle east as well as north africa. i believe that we are now seeing that tape. let's take a listen. >> the united states and jordan have had a longstanding friendship, an extraordinary relationship of cooperation on a wide range of fronts. i have valued his majesty's advice on numerous occasions.
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and obviously, this meeting was an opportunity for us to share our views on the extraordinary changes that are taking place throughout the middle east. throughout the region. we discussed the situation in libya, and are grateful for the support of a wide range of arab countries in our efforts to make sure that humanitarian assistance and humanitarian protection occurs inside of libya. we discussed the rapid transformation that's taking place in places like egypt and tunisia. and we both agreed that it's critical that not only does political reform proceed, but economic reform accompanies those changes there. because so much of what's taking place has to do with the aspirations of young people
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throughout the arab world for their ability to determine their own fate, to get an education, to get a job, to be able to support a family. and that means some of the old structures that were inhibiting their ability to progress have to be reworked. his majesty discussed the reform efforts that are taking place inside jordan, as well. and we welcome the initiatives that his majesty has already embarked on and feel confident that to the extent that he is able to move these reforms forward, this will be good for the security and stability of jordan, but also will be good for the economic prosperity of the people of jordan. and so we're very pleased to support him on that front. along those lines, one of the things we discussed is how the united states could continue to be supportive of these economic efforts that his majesty has
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embarked on. and so i'm pleased to announce that we have mobilized several hundreds of millions of dollars through opec, and that will leverage ultimately about $1 billion for economic development inside of jordan. in addition, because of the huge spike in commodity prices throughout the world, we are going to be providing 50,000 metric tons of wheat to jordan. all of this will help to stabilize the cost of living and day to day situation of jordanians, and will provide a foundati foundation so that these economic reforms can move forward, and long-term development can take place. so we're very happy to be partnering with his majesty on that issue. we also discussed the situation with respect to israel and the
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palestinian conflict. and we both share the view that despite the many changes or perhaps because of the many changes that are taking place in the region, it's more vital than ever that both israelis and palestinians find a way to get back to the table and begin negotiating a process whereby they can create a -- two states that are living side by side in peace and security. jordan, obviously, with its own peace with israel has an enormous stake in this. the united states has enormous stake in this. we will continue to partner to try to encourage an equitable and just solution to a problem that has been nagging the region for many, many years. finally, i just want to say that we continue to appreciate all the security and counterterrorism cooperation that we received from the jourdainans.
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it is very important in terms of our own security, and that partnership we expect to continue. so your majesty, you are always welcome here. the american people feel a great affection for the jordanian people, and we trust that during this remarkable time of transition in the region that jordan will be at the forefront in being able to move a process forward that creates greater opportunity. and ensures that jordan is a model of a prosperous, modern and successful arab state under your leadership. so thank you very much. >> thank you. >> mr. president, i'm delighted to be back here. and, again, to take this opportunity to thank you and your government for the tremendous support that you're showing jordan economically. and the support of the united states and a lot of our friends internation
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internationally on really being able to push reform in an aggressive manner in our country. and, again, your continued interest and support on the core issue of the release, which is that the israeli/palestinian peace. we are very, very grateful to the president's role in all of these issues. i am delighted to be back here, and i will continue to be a strong partner to you, sir. >> good. all right. thank you very much, everyone. we're watching a brief statements from president obama and jordan's king abdullah, fairly personally close since the campaign in 2008, when senator obama visited king jordan, both pledging what it is they need from their partner. critical allies when it comes to the middle east and peace. the jordanians looking for assurances that the obama administration is still committed to israeli/palestinian peace. you heard president obama assuring him he is. also, the united states looking
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for a partner, a reliable partner in that hotbed in the middle east there, and getting those reassurances from the jordanian leader. we'll have more after this quick break. what's this option? that's new.
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international criminal court wants a warrant for his arrest for crimes against humanity. but will that be enough to stop moammar gadhafi? michael holmes is here to go beyond the headlines and deeper into the case against the libya dictator and what would this mean if they had actually issued some sort of warrant for his arrest? >> well, to be honest, not a lot. they're going to ignore it. let's talk about the icc for a second. this is an inspection organization, not part of the united nations, although the u.n. does refer cases to it.
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it's located in the netherlands, established specifically to address cases of war crimes, that sort of thing in the global community. their request is for warrants, not only for moammar gadhafi, but that guy right there, that's his son. also, his brother-in-law, one of the intelligents. the icc says there is clear evidence they committed crimes against humanity in this fight that's been going on for so long now. but yeah, when you think about the icc, not in its ten-year history has it completed one single trial. so it's symbolic at the moment. >> so how have these trials gone in the past? >> they have dragged on, or people have died. let's have a quick look back at some of the men the icc has indicted in the past. there's the former yugo slavs president, charged in 1991, arrested in 2001. but he died while his genocide trial was in progress. the ex liberian president,
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charles taylor, indicted back in 2003 by the court in sierra leone. interesting one, sudan president, omar al bashir first sitting head of state to be indicted by the court. he's still in office. no plans to turn himself in. and what's interesting, he's actually visited several countries that have signed on to the statute, which means they should have handed him over, they didn't. which is the court's biggest problem, enforcement. >> what is the next step here, assuming an arrest. fnchts they issue a warrant, they can't go get him, they have to ask the libyan authorities to bring gadhafi in. and he is the libyan authority. so you can, you know, guess the likelihood of that happening. in the short term. long term, maybe. >> michael holmes, thank you for breaking it down. you're sounding off on our tack back question. is hyper partisanship driving good candidates out of the presidential larace? hear responses moments away. bus network all across america.
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mike huckabee says he is not getting in the brutal race for the white house. you have been sounding off on our talk back question. is hyper partisanship driving good candidates out of the presidential race? carol costello with your responses. what do people think? >> well, a variety of opinions. let's start first with alex. he says, there are no good
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candidates from the republican party. mitt romney is the only one who hasn't dived head-first into the crazy end of the pool. and even he is trying to squirm his way out. 2012 is obama's to lose, which he is fully capable of doing, unfortunately. this from chad. the republicans and democrats unite to drive out ron paul and dennis cue sin yich, because two honest politician who is stand behind the u.s. constitution and the american people are a threat to the corrupt criminal factions in congress. whew! this from michael. hyper part sanship is giving life, all be it short term, to fringe candidates who otherwise wouldn't see the light of day. but what is driving them away? that's easy. barack obama. and this from seana. i think huckabee's inner peace might be just slang for "i don't have a shot." thanks to all of you who wrote in. facebook.com/cnn for continuing the conversation. >> folks always have a sense of humor. i love it. >> they do. they write better than i do. i'll give them that.
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you told us the story you wanted to see. here's your winner. relations between the united states and pakistan are strained after the raid on the bin laden compound. but pakistan has found a willing ally in china. cnn's union.
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>> reporter: they talk about food and the long friendship between china and pakistan. >> the relationship amongst the people. it's very open and very clear. i mean, you can see it, you can feel it. they always mention that the pakistan is an old friend. and it's good to hear, basically. >> reporter: china and pakistan are celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations this year. pakistan's prime minister is here on a four-day visit. the tour comes amid mounting tensions between pakistan and another key ally, the u.s. after american special forces killed osama bin laden on pakistani soil. pakistani authorities say the prime minister's trip was scheduled long ago. but analysts say that this visit allows pakistan to counter u.s. pressure by strengthening ties with china, a country that the prime minister has described as pakistan's best and most trusted friend. since the killing of bin laden, pakistan has been criticized by some for failing to find bin
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laden. but china was one of the first countries to defend pakistan's role in the war on terror. analysts say for good reason. >> the pakistanis played a major kind of role as a bridge. of bridging china to the muslim world. pakistan could also be another root for china in a sense to ship oil and petrol and other resources. >> reporter: by beijing is also investing in aid and ports. yet the relationship has its limits. china has strong trade ties with pakistan's arch rival, india. and analysts say beijing wants pakistan to do more, to counter muslim militants in areas along china's western border. but the two sides insist, their relationship remains steadfast, and here in this restaurant, some who are weary of assistance from the west want that relationship to grow. >> they invested a lot of money in pakistan.

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