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it, too. to disagree with how monetary policy is conducted in this country as perry has done is wrong headed. in this overheated noncompromising political environment, the last thing we need is irresponsible rhetoric from a legitimate candidate for the nation's highest office. that's it for me. thanks for joining us conversation this week on "your money." we're here every saturday 1:00 p.m. eastern, sundays at 3:00 p.m. i'll see you monday morning starting at 6:00 a.m. on ""american morning"." stay connected 24/7 on facebook and on twitter. my handle is @alivelshi. have a fwraet weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com hello, thanks so much for joining us in the newsroom. i'm fredricka whitfield. major breaking news out of libya. the battle between rebels, government forces is escalating rapidly.
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gunfire and explosions rocked the capital today. rebels say they're making substantial gains in their fight to seize the capital. reuters reports thousands of rebels were seen closing in on tripoli today. nato says moammar gadhafi's regime is, quote, crumbling. the libyan government denies the rebels are making any gains. but a government official who asked not to be named concedes that parts of the capital and its suburbs are no longer in government hands. in an audio address broadcast on state tv today, gadhafi vowed to fight until, quote, the last blood drops from every man and woman. a fierce gun battle broke out today near the hotel where many international journalists are staying. cnn's senior international correspondent matthew chance joins us live by phone from tripoli. matthew, you were in that very hotel. tell us more about what's happening around it. >> reporter: fredricka, it's a very bad line. i don't know whether you can hear me right now. it's more than just an outbreak
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of gunshots that was heard outside the hotel. what we're experiencing here is essentially, you know, a major what appears to be a major battle for control of the libyan capital all over tripoli. there are fierce clashes under way of heavy machine gunfire, rocket-propelled grenades exploding. and that fighting has come very close, indeed, to the hotel where we've all been corralled over the course of the past several months to cover this crisis from the -- from the government's, the gadhafi loyalists' side. up until 24 hours ago, the situation was very stable indeed in tripoli. at the beginning of the crisis, there were some protests. they were put down by gadhafi and his troops. since then for months it's been pretty quiet and stable. all of that has changed. there's utter mayhem in the streets outside in tripoli. governments say they don't have control over large areas of the capital, particularly in the
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eastern suburbs. we're hearing reports of -- and hearing evidence in terms of gun battles of fierce clashes under way in other parts of the city as well including right in the center of town. so this is very much now a battle for control of the libyan capital, fredricka. >> matthew, you've been tweeting all the while saying a short while ago that international journalists are wearing flag jackets, many don't feel safe, fingers are crossed. is there a plan in place to find kind of a safe spot at that hotel if it comes to that. >> i didn't quite catch you there, fredricka. if you're talking about is there a planning place for snus can you repeat your question? >> yeah. how you and other journalists staying safe? >> yeah. sorry. i can't hear you. look, it's a very dangerous situation. we' what we've done in this hotel is grouped together on the basis of
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numbers. also coordinating what we'll do in the worst-case scenario. also we're focusing on trying to get whatever information we can from outside on the streets in tripoli. we're still not permitted to go outside. nofk a situation like this when it's so volatile and there are so many armed groups including fwovt loyalists out on the street in a high stake of tension nobody wants to go outside, actually, and see what's going on. we don't have to anyway. because the fighting, it seems, is coming to us. just a few minutes ago, i heard some very loud rpg explosions what must have been very close to the hotel followed by intensive bursts of machine gunfire. it's a pretty scary, pretty dangerous situation. this is happening not just in this hotel, remember, and around it. it's happening all over the libyan capital tonight that this battle rages. >> matthew, i'm going to try one more time on a question. i know it's difficult to hear. on state television there in libya there was an anchor woman who went on the air brandishing
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a weapon, talking about trying to fight for gadhafi's regime as well. can you elaborate on that? >> yeah. just an indication of just how high the passions are running in this city. i think the channel was called el libya. it's a state-run channel. i think it's owned by colonel a gadha gadhafi's son. on it, you know, as fighting continued outside, there were shots apparently close to the television headquarters. the anchor woman essentially pulled a pistol, waved it at the cameras and said that, you know, everybody in the television station was prepared to fight to the death. they would kill or be killed is what she started shouting at the cameras. it just gives you an indication of the level of emotion, the level of commitment amongst many of those people who are loyal to colonel gadhafi. of course, as we've been witnessing across the whole country, you know, it's by no means, you know, the whole of the country that feels that way.
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of course, much of the country now, much of the city now, is in uprising against colonel gadhafi and his forces, fredricka. >> matthew chance, thank you, in tripoli. let's move now west of tripoli to the city of zawiya on moammar gadhafi's supply route and where the rebels say they are in complete control after several days of fighting. sarah, are rebels feeling that they have an advantage? >> reporter: absolutely. to answer your question. we do know now that they have now held this city for a couple of days. we are still hearing some ammunition, we are still hearing some small arms fire and hearing some blasts that have just started up in the last day or so. but we were able to travel to the front lines today that have moved significantly farther outside of the city. they are now just 27 kilometers from tripoli. that's about 15 miles from
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tripoli. they pushed gadhafi forces back way beyond the eastern gate. what you see is a lot of cars and a lot of trucks filled with ammunition. the rebels say they had another victory today. they were able to get a storage center for ammunition from the military, from gadhafi's military. they are now using that ammunition against the gadhafi forces and trying to push them even farther into tripoli, fredricka. >> give me an idea, you know, how important and vital zawiya is that rebels managed to get the upper hand there. >> reporter: this is a really important city for two major reasons. number one, it's very close to tripoli. and it is a supply route to tripoli. number two, it has a large fuel refinery which is the only functioning fuel refinery in the entire country at this point in time. now, the rebels are now using that fuel refinery.
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there are large storage tanks filled with refined oil. they are starting to use to give gas to some of the people, the rebels that need it to get to and from the fight. so they're using what gadhafi needs the most, which is fuel. because fuel is extremely scarce in the capital. they've cut that supply route off. not only can fuel -- has fuel been stopped, but so has things like food and other supplies to get into tripoli. so they really feel this is a major victory and they are ready to push forward. we saw them pushing forward further and further and further into the vicinity of tripoli. and, of course, they say that they do know that there are rebels who are inside of tripoli who have been there waiting and watching and getting ready for the call to rise up. and now they've heard that call and that is exactly what's going on inside the capital. fredricka? >> sara sidner thanks so much. on the phone with me general
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wesley clark. here's the former supreme allied commander in europe and retired nato military commander. general clark, you've talked to your sources on the ground in libya. what are they saying to you about this latest spate of gun battle? general clark? you able to hear me okay? i know it's very windy where you are. what are your sources saying on the ground in libya? >> they're saying it's extremely dangerous. they're saying there's lots of armed men out there running around. and that no one's in control. and this is the second day of this. and so the idea that gadhafi could sort of fall back into tripoli and make a last stand there, this is not fortress stalingrad. he doesn't have adhesive forces. he doesn't have a lot of mercenaries fighting for him.
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he can't control the infiltration of arms, ammunition and more fighter. if he is in tripoli he's going to be driven down into a very small corner and we're -- we're approaching the end game in this battle. >> so you do believe that it's imminent that moammar gadhafi is going to lose power there? >> i think he's going to be forced -- i think he's approaching a decision point. where he's reaching his last opportunities to bargain effectively for his survival. and the survival of his family. and if he doesn't decide to do that, he's going to end up fleeing for his life. >> there's so much gunfire going on. you said that no one is really in control. isn't it very difficult to kind of find that demarcation between rebels versus gadhafi supporters. and that could be a big problem, too, especially as it pertains to nato forces being involved? >> yes. i don't think you could expect to find very effective support
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for nato other than when the lines stabilize in some way and they've got telephone communications on the ground. until that time, what you're going to have is you're going to have nato aircraft. you're going to have them striking fixed targets. if they see heavy equipment that's clearly gadhafi's, maybe that can be targeted. but it is greatly adding to the stress felt by the gadhafi forces. >> other than that, what other signals might nato be looking for before it were to intensify its role? >> well, i think there's a limit as to what nato does intend to do. it's not going to put ground troops in. at least not to engage in an active fight. so far as we know, we don't have any forward air controllers on the ground. so we're not able to vekter strikes in with precision from one building to the next. and what nato is going to be looking for is either the shrinking of a perimeter of
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gadhafi supporters, as the opposition coalesces and reports neighborhood by neighborhood that there's no more resistance, or they're going to be looking for some kind of signal from gadhafi that he wants out. >> general wesley clark, thank you so much for your input. we'll keep you updated on all this in libya, as it pertains to the lebl fighting as well as the fighting of the supporters of moammar gadhafi there. in this country forecasters say the southeastern u.s. should be on alert in the week ahead. tropical storm irene is moving through the caribbean. we'll check in with jacqui jeras for the latest forecast. hey can i play with the toys ?
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forecasters are keeping a close watch on now tropical storm irene in the southeastern u.s. they should be on the alert in the week ahead. jacqui jeras tracking all that for us. it could turn into a tropical storm and here it is. >> it very likely will turn into a hurricane, too. we want to give people a big heads up and a big reminder that the uncertainty as to where the storm is going and where it's going to be impacting the u.s. still a bit of a question mark. models have been trending a little farther off to the east. you really need to stay tuned. the national hurricane center is going to have an updated advisory at 5:00 eastern time. we could see a shift in the track. in the meantime, here's where we're at right now with irene. this is really becoming a very large storm. the tropical storm force winds extend out 150 miles from the center of the storm. that's each side. this thing is pushing 300 miles. great outflow out ahead of the center of the storm. winds are very light. we do expect this to continue to intensify. 50 mile per hour the maximum winds. you've got to get up to 74 for
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this thing to become a hurricane. let's talk about the forecast track. these are the computer models. take a note, this white line in the middle, that's the official track for the national hurricane center. notice all of these models, sorry about that, all over here. so we cannot rule out an east coast potential either. this is down the line. keep in mind. the immediate concerns, what's been going on into the u.s. virgin islands as well as puerto rico, we've already been seeing a lot of heavy showers and thundershowers. take a look at this. radar of puerto rico. tropical storm force winds expected with this. a good 4 to 7 inches of rainfall as well. intensification, as long as it stays over water, the more it interacts with the land here, the more it could weaken. we don't know if we're going to be talking about a tropical storm or maybe a stronger hurricane, especially if it takes this more of a northerly track. stay tuned. we're talking about the u.s. impact outside the u.s. virgin islands and puerto rico, fredricka, that won't happen
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more now on the breaking news out of labia. nato says moammar gadhafi's regime is, quote, crumbling. battles between rebel fighters and government forces are heating up. rebels claim they have made substantial gains in their fight to seize the capital city. thousands of rebels were reportedly seen closing in on tripoli today. gunfire and explosions rocked the city and battles raged outside a hotel where international journalists are stationed. the libyan government denies the rebels are making any gains, but a government official who asked not to be named concedes parts of the capital city and its suburbs are no longer in government hands. in an audio address broadcast on state tv today, gadhafi called on all libyans to stop colonizers from taking over tripoli. on to mexico now where soccer players and fans ran for cover yesterday when gunfire rang out.
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watch this and listen. this is in northern mexico. automatic gunfire sent everyone in the stadium scurrying. a police station nearby was under attack from gunmen. no one was killed. but it certainly shook up the soccer fans. the players with fwood reason to react that way. their town sees a high level of drug cartel-related violence. saturday night football turned into fight night in san francisco. oh, my goodness. the game between the 49ers and their cross bay rivals the oakland raiders is always contentious. the violence here erupted after san francisco beat the raiders, 17-3. two shootings sent people to the hospital. the mayors of oakland and san francisco released a joint statement saying, quote,
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violence will not be tolerated in either of our stadiums. motorcyclists are hitting the road to honor 9/11 victims. today they rode to the world trade center and laid a wreath in memory of those who died there. the ride supports a foundation that funds college scholarships for children of 9/11 first responders. speculation is growing today that the sexual assault charges against former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn may be dropped. the woman making those charges has been asked to meet with prosecutors tomorrow in new york. no comment from the d.a.'s office. we will have much more news right after this.
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all right. back to our top story. libya now. join megaing me by phone is a resident of tripoli who asked we not use her name for security reasons. so i understand you are on a balcony. there is a lot of fighting takes place in tripoli right now. what are you able to see or hear even though it's nightfall there? >> yeah. hi. well, right now it's not really fighting. the gunshots are from the brigades quite far away. if you'd like to hear, there is
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lots of -- there is lots of males gathered around in the streets chanting anti-gadhafi slogans. asking for gadhafi to leave. telling him that we've had enough, that we're with our brothers all over the world -- all over the country, sorry. zawiyah, everywhere. >> while there's that shouting of anti-gadhafi slogans, is anyone going as far as knocking on the doors of reresidents, trying to find out whose side people might be on? sfwl in other parts of the city, not exactly down where i am yet, i heard there's some -- some attacks going down. apparently the brigades are attacking the -- the residents with -- with missiles. and brigades are hunting down
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the people, shooting people and stuff. but over here it's still not yet. >> how worried are you? >> not worried at all. this is the freedom we've been waiting for for 42 years. not to mention the last six months where we weren't allowed to do anything here. you don't even know whether your neighbor is with or against. so today when the day came, i don't even know how to explain it. we're outside of the windows screaming. no one can control the other. everyone is screaming. no one wants this. no one wants this dictator. >> while you're expressing to me that you want him to go, do you feel bold enough to say that out loud? i realize others are. do you feel, you know, safe enough to express yourself? >> it's just unbelievable. let me tell you that since the 20th of february, no one really has the guts to go out and scream in the streets because
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of -- he's arrested over 50,000 of our people. today, people are going out. people are talking on the phone. we couldn't even talk on the phone before. most of us had our phones closed because we were scared. there's no more here. no more. gadhafi is gone. we don't want him anymore. game over. >> when a news anchor goes on television there on state-run television and holds up a gun -- >> sorry? >> did you see the news anchor who went on the air on state-run television today who held up a gun and said she and others will fight to their death -- >> they're disgusting, sorry. we're fighting for libya. they're fighting for gadhafi. gadhafi is a murderer, a tyrant. he kills his own people. his hands are bloody. him and all the people around him. i don't know what to say. all these people are only there because they're the few people
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that gathered what they want from him. the money, cars, that's what they want. they want their money. they want their cars. in the new libya everyone will be free and everyone will get a share of this country's wealth. not just gadhafi and his friends and his little minority. >> as opponents and opponent forces close in on tripoli, they apparently are saying they have a big victory in zawiyah. do you feel like it is a matter of days? do you feel that it is imminent that gadhafi will fall? >> he is gone. i'm telling you that in the capital, people are cheering anti-gadhafi cloegslogans. gadhafi is done. that's it. i'm almost 100% sure by friday he will be gone. >> all right. thanks so much for your time. we're not revealing your name for your own safety and at your request. thanks so much for your time there as you give us an idea of what you're experiencing, what you're feeling and what you're seeing right there in the capital city of tripoli. so meantime, after five
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months of a brutal crackdown against opposition protesters, now we're talking in syria, that country's president faces growing calls to step down. but today no signs of that. president bashar al assad spoke to his nation in an interview on state-run television there. cnn's ivan watson is covering the story from is sttanbul, tur. did it appear this is a president that's very defiant and determined to stay in power? >> reporter: it's very interesting. i mean, he came out. this is the first time he's spoken to his citizens in more than two months, fredricka. he stands accused, according to a recent united nations human rights report of widespread systemic attack against the civilian population which may amount to crimes against humanity. that's the united nations. instead of talked about the need for a political solution, the need for national dialogue.
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he talked about constitutional reform like a technicrat. listen to what he had to say. >> translator: we are now in a transitional period. there will be elections. there will be review of the constitution and that they, of course, throw out this transitional period which is very critical and very sensitive. it is important that we continue with the dialogue and firstly we need to start dialogue at the level to talk about political and social and, of course, about the problems and the services as well also parties do have time and they need time in order to be created and formed. >> reporter: now, fredricka, i talked to a syrian opposition activist, part of a group that
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are gathering and meeting here in istanbul, syria's neighbor to the west in turkey. he said bashar al assad just sounded delusional here because he has many times promised reform over the last five months and at the same time sent his military to attack cities and towns in recent days according to widespread evidence and testimony in youtube videos and so on. that he used tanks, snipers and even warships opening fire on protesters in syrian cities and towns. bashar al assad has a credibility problem. justdays ago he told the u.n. secretary general that the military operations were over. they're clearly still under way. according to one prominent opposition group, at least 20 people have been killed alone in one syrian province in the last 24 hours. >> ivan watson in istanbul, turkey, thank you.
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now, politics back in this country. jobs. creating them or bringing them back from overseas, it seems like everyone has an opinion on how best to do that. the topic dominated the sunday talk shows today. here are some of the highlights. >> a city might also suggest, and let me suggest it here, you all are putting things out there that you know, particularly the house republicans will not go for so that you can then have that to run on. >> the president unveils the entire program, there's nothing in there that -- that reasonable people shouldn't be able to agree on. and if we make the house republicans, particularly that tea party faction, if we make them the standard, we're in deep trouble. this is the group that almost brought us to the brink of default. >> the difference between the president's views and ours is we believe that business creates jobs. close the loopholes that are so egregious and so outrageous to
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all of us. and get into ways that we can eliminate the deficit, which is our long-term problem, and create jobs which are short-term problem. only unless businesses will invest and create jobs. >> you've said that president obama sois out of ideas on the economy. what are your ideas? >> i think the most important step we can take in terms of perhaps immediate job creation is energy independence. weaning ourselves away from this heroin like addiction from imported oil. >> we need to to something to revitalize what i consider to be sort of the core of america which is our manufacturing base. the real middle of america that has shrunk is because we went from about 21% of jobs in this country when i was a kid being in manufacturing down to 9%. we've lost those jobs overseas. we need to bring them back. >> do you not feel as the representative and leader in your community that you need to be kind of continuing to push him publicly to do something specifically for the community? >> by the way, i'm a big
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supporter of our president. but he said during the election process, he said, i will not tell you what you want to hear. i'll tell you what you need to hear. he needs to hear that there are a lot of people suffering. 40 miles from here in baltimore, we probably got black male unemployment 40%. he needs to hear that. he needs to hear that -- he needs to hear that he needs to go back to the horse that brought him in. in other words, when he came in, he talked about hope. he talked about job. he talked about fairness. he's got to go back to those basic points. >> are you taking this particular constituency for granted because that's what it looks like to them? >> absolutely not. just because on the one trip the president doesn't stop in every community doesn't reflect a policy judgment or a commitment judgment on his part. >> from traveling to places to settle down, "money" magazine is out with its list of the best places to live. and this year it's focusing on towns with less than, fewer than
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50,000 people. can you guess the community we're talking about today? here's a clue. >> reporter: this town has something in common with the home of the kentucky derby and has more than 300 days of sunshine. what place has plenty of space to horse around in? we'll let you know after the break.
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what place has plenty of space to horse around? number one on "money" magazine's list of best places to live is louisville, colorado. not to be confused with louisville, kentucky. the outdoors what attracts people to this town. 27 parks and 27 miles of trails to keep you out of the sun. >> when you get a little older, need a little space and have a little family, louisville is the perfect place. >> real estate prices in town have barely budged in six years. it's been a really hot summer which means a whole lot of folks are very happy when it rains. i don't know if folks in the northeast are exuberant. >> tomorrow will be a much more beautiful day. >> it's been coming down hard. >> really hard. we're concerned about some flash
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flooding. the airports are a mess. some of these storms are severe. you really have to use a lot of caution here in weekend. there you see watch boxes. severe thunderstorm watches from maine all the way down to north carolina. that means conditions are ripe for strong, damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour. on top of that, some large hail can be expected as well. this has been moving in through the mid-atlantic states. d.c., baltimore all have been hit hard in the last couple of hours. now new york city starting to get surrounded by clusters of thunderstorms. watch for your weather to go downhill. we to have one tornado warning we want to mention. this is for westchester and putnam counties in new york until 5:15 local time. a doppler indicated tornado. get underground to a safe shelter. airport delays. go ahead and call. yeah, it could be hours and hours today. >> that's a drag. >> not looking good.
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>> fingers crossed for folks out there. thanks so much, jacqui. >> sure. a sound as unique as the city where it's played. ♪ >> a musical pioneer who is still wowing the crowds with the sound known as go-go. ♪ that "old flame" you should have called. ♪ that leap of faith you never took. but there's one opportunity that's too good to miss. the lexus golden opportunity sales event, with exceptional values on the lexus is. but only until september 6th. see your lexus dealer.
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washington, d.c., is a city like no other. and it has a sound you're not likely to find anywhere else. the fairly recently grammy-nominated sound called go-go. it was pioneered by chuck brown more than five decades ago. ♪ >> reporter: a music style heavy on percussion and audience participation. it's called go-go music. born and bred in washington, d.c., back in the 1970s. >> it's home grown. it's d.c. music. it's where it originated from. it'll always be here. >> reporter: chuck brown has been living in washington for nearly 70 years and performing
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for the last 50. known by many as the godfather of go-go, brown has been and remains the driving force behind this unique brand of music. >> i move to my own sound. because i've always been inspired by people like james brown, b.b. king. ♪ don't mean a thing >> i have my own distinguished sound. ♪ it don't mean a thing if you ain't got the go-go scene ♪ >> reporter: that distinguished sound, a blend of funk, rhythm and blues and hip-hop. brown ultimately made it big in 1978 with the number one smash "bustin' loose." >> that's the national anthem in d.c. there's no question. ♪ i feel like bustin loose there's no question. an amazing moment for go-go.
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>> reporter: go-go reached peak popularity in the 1980s, and it didn't turn around. ♪ >> reporter: go-go music had its moments on the national and international stage. but it never went mainstream. but that's something that doesn't bother the d.c. faithful. >> i like that d.c. owns go-go. when you hear it, you hear go-go, you think immediately d.c. so being a washingtonian i'm proud of that. >> it's really unique to d.c. it's something that was created here, and tc has ow d.c. has ow it. >> reporter: never professionally trained, brown is coming off his first grammy nomination. >> a lot of people ask me when i'm going to retire.
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that's something i always give the same answer. the reason i haven't retired, i'm still inspired. i still have a desire. >> the go-go music still going strong. a judge has ordered casey anthony to return to orlando. we'll tell you why after this. sure, but let me get a little information first. for broccoli, say one. for toys, say two. toys ! the system can't process your response at this time. what ? please call back between 8 and 5 central standard time. he's in control. goodbye. even kids know it's wrong to give someone the run around. at ally bank you never have to deal with an endless automated system. you can talk to a real person 24/7. it's just the right thing to do. ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ ♪ she was waiting up around the bend ♪ ♪ smile at me and then you take my hand ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, where delicious ingredients like toasted oats, with rich dark chocolate, sweet golden honey, or creamy peanut butter come together in the most perfect combinations.
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casey anthony's white pontiac sunbird has been destroyed. the car was crushed in a florida junk yard on thursday. anthony as you recall was acquitted of murder in her 2-year-old daughter's at the time. the car and the odor emanating from its trunk had been central to the prosecution's case in the murder trial. car or not, casey anthony must make her way back to orlan orlando, florida, by august 26th. a judge has ordered her to serve one year of supervised probation for a check fraud conviction. anthony's attorneys have filed an emergency motion to block her return. yesterday i talked to our legal guys avery friedman and richard herman about the case. >> i'm going out on a limb on this. not much of one. i think there's about as much chance of getting a stay as christine o'donnell rebooking on pierce morgan. that's how likely it is. it is -- it is -- especially when baez knows, the attorney,
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that he conceded that it was upon release. so whatever -- the only argument that can be made, frankly, is a procedural one. i think chief judge perry dealt with it very effectively in his 16-page opinion. that appeal or that stay, i think, is very, very unlikely. >> richard, why -- why offer this latest distraction? why would her attorneys now try to argue this when this was not -- this check -- bad check writing charge had nothing to do with time served and why she was released under the conditions in which she was released? >> yeah. well, with all due respect to my partner -- my esteemed partner, they are denying the probation aspect. they're saying she completed her probation when she was incarcerated. and the probation department accordingly issued a correspondence saying that they monitored her and she successfully completed it. even though they know that the sentencing judge said probation will begin upon

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