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of the previous marriage go easier somehow. and that was a mistake. it was just a mistake. i should have walked home and said we're done. you can finally have everything you wanted and i found a new life. >> and the full interview will air on monday night. that's all for us tonight." air on monday night. that's all for us tonight. from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." good morning, i'm alina cho. t.j. holmes is on assignment. 3:00 a.m. in las vegas, that's where tncht.j. is for the upcom debate. he'll be with us later. occupy wall street goes global. protesters taking to the streets all over the world. and in some cities they're being
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met with strong resistance from police. we'll show you what's going on. plus, you know j.r. ewing from the 1980s tv series "dallas" announces a public health battle but larry hagman has no plans to step down. we're all guilty of it, eating and driving. but one community is working to put a stop to it. the occupy wall street movement just keeps getting bigger. more protests inside and outside of the united states along with more arrests. in new york alone, 14 arrests after protesters staged a sit-in in the street blocking traffic. in flint, michigan, dozens of demonstrators protested in front of a bank of america. and in seattle, washington, dozens more remain in a downtown park. just yesterday police in riot gear arrested 41 people there. and in san diego, police clashed with occupy protesters who had formed a tent city, and things got pretty intense. officers used pepper spray to
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make the demonstrators comply with an order to remove their camping gear. here's salvador rivera of affiliate kgtv. >> reporter: protesters try to hold their ground as officers try to hold protesters back. we don't need police is what they were saying as officers formed a wall and pushed protesters away. >> shame on you! >> reporter: a few minutes later, officers used more than just their might to get a handle on the protesters. >> ow! [ bleep ] on the ground. >> reporter: some protesters scramble to get water and other liquids to wash away the effects of the pepper spray. >> they shouldn't come in here and do this [ bleep ] [ bleep ]. >> that's not right. we're trying to protect something we stand up for, we believe in, and they're coming in there with force? >> reporter: eric hauser says the officers went too far.
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only one person was arrested during the confrontation. >> we're not the violent people. they are. >> reporter: this all happened after officers began removing tents which held a symbolic meaning. >> to us that tent represents every house that's being closed, that's being foreclosed on. that tent represents every kid that's going to be out on the streets. >> reporter: police say they were very patient, but the tents had to come down to prepare for the world of dance event taking place this weekend at golden hall. >> we understand that people have a right to protest, but somewhere along that line, people have a right to conduct business. that's what this is all about. >> occupy wall street and the discontent behind it have even gone global. protests are happening today in europe, north america and asia. in japan, about 200 people marched through the streets of tokyo. one target, the tokyo electric power company. and its handling of the disaster at the fukushima nuclear power plant. in canada, organizers have been
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drumming up for protests in at least 15 canadian cities. thousands of demonstrators are expected to turn out. two afghan civilians were killed in a suicide attack on a u.s.-run facility in northern afghanistan. one official says four attackers armed with suicide vests and weapons tried to storm the base. one exploded his car at the gate. the others tried to rush in. two detonated their vests, and two were fatally shot by police before their devices went off. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. the son of u.s.-born militant cleric anwar al awlaki is dead. a security official says he was killed in a series of drone attacks in yemen last night. the attacks killed a total of seven suspected militants. once a key member of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, he was killed in a drone strike a little more than two weeks ago. in libya, the streets of tripoli are tense this morning after new fighting between revolutionary forces and
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pro-gadhafi loyalists. watch. yesterday a group of about ten gadhafi loyalists opened fire in a neighborhood that has remained mostly loyal to gadhafi. revolutionary soldiers surrounded the area and fought back. two gadhafi loyalists and one national transitional council fighter were killed. prosecutors will ask for the death penalty against a california man charged in what they call a two-minute murder spree. police say 41-year-old scott dekraai shot and killed his wife and seven others. it happened in seal beach, california. the district attorney said he wanted revenge for a custody fight over their 8-year-old son. the ex-wife was a stylist at the salon. the catholic bishop of kansas city faces criminal charges for failing to tell police with child pornography he
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found on a priest's computer. bishop robert flynn pled not guilty to a misdemeanor. if found guilty, the bishop could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. the diocese incredibly was also charged. a federal appeals court temporarily blocks key parts of alabama's tough immigration law at least until they decide whether the law is unconstitutional. most notedably, the move stops public schools from checking the immigration status of students. but police will still be required to check someone's immigration status when they are stopped or arrested. if the officer suspects the person is in the country illegally. and now to a sign of the times. a chicago suburb may put a stop to drivers chowing down in the car. this certainly caught my attention. the village of oak park is considering a proposal that would ban eating while driving. that's right. this has nothing to do with a cell phone. an effort to get distracted drivers to pay more attention to the road, of course.
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now, if oak park ends up enacting such a law, it would be the first in the nation to do so. "men's health" released its second edition of "eat this, not that," and it's a list of what the authors call the worst foods in america. here's what you should not get next time you go out. the worst fast food burger in america, wendy's triple baconater is what it's called. take a look at that, 1,350 calories, 90 grams of fat, 40 grams of saturated fat and almost 3,000 grams of sodium. to give you some perspective, that's as much saturated fat as you'd get in a medium supreme pizza from pizza hut. if you're still hungry later on, i'll tell you which chain got the honor of worst fries in america. bonnie schneider is in the severe weather center. you're always a good eater, aren't you? >> yeah, i'm pretty healthy. i was thinking that's almost calories for the whole day. >> it is. who are you kidding?
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so you've got a storm system in the great lakes that you want to talk about? >> absolutely. we'll be monitoring that. this one a big one in terms of wind and weiaves. it's still dark outside but looking forward to a nice day. near 80 degrees. i'll tell you all about the forecast for the rest of the nation coming up. >> thank you. a huge championship boxing fight happening tonight, but it's this 52-year-old ex-con fighting on the undercard who got a good-luck phone call from, you guessed it, the president of the united states. we'll have his inspirational story in a few minutes.th't i'm tired of shopping around. [ sigh ] too bad you're not buying car insurance. like that's easy. oh, it is. progressive direct showed me their rates and the rates of their competitors. i saved hundreds when switching. we could use hundreds. yeah. wake up and smell the savings.
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out there with a better way. now, that's progressive. just before the break, i told you the worst burger in america is wendy's triple baconator. according to "men's health," now for the worst fries. drum roll, please.
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five guys large fries. eat this by yourself, and you'll chow down on nearly 1,500 calories and 71 grams of fat. now, remember, the fda recommends that adults eat just about 2,000 calories a day. so bonnie schneider, you were right. we want to go from bad food to the bad weather. 2,000 calories a day, and that's a lot for people our size. >> for a man, maybe not a woman. >> at least not a woman our height. so this was a tornado that touched down in virginia last night. >> yeah, and it was a big one. now we're cleaning up from the damage and looking at a much calmer day today. but there is an exception. i'm going to talk about the great lakes because we are looking at severe storms rolling through the region. what that means is very windy weather. you can already see the rain picking up across detroit. that's going to continue for a good portion of the morning. so we're watching for that. we have rain moving into buffalo on into upstate new york. a lot of that precipitation will continue and become vigorous. let's look at current wind
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speeds because they are intense and climbing higher as we go through the day. you see they're climbing all the way to 20 miles per hour. the gusts could get as high as 50 miles per hour, making for damaging conditions. if you haven't already, i would say pull in anything from your backyard that could get picked up by winds and cause damage. secure your trash cans, things like that, because winds will pick up. that stretches all the way from wisconsin to new york. we'll be looking for the potential for windy weather in new york city, for example, north as strong as what we'll see in michigan, but i am anticipating that to impact travel. keep that in mind in new york, philadelphia. the winds may cause delays. windy weather across much of the northeast and great lakes. warm conditions across the south. and notice the pacific northwest once again. cloudy and cool but sunny and feeling pretty mild for an october weekend right in the middle of the month. memphis up to 79. 76 in kansas city and 88 in dallas. so alina, we're still holding on to the warm weather at least in the south. but there are going to be some
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changes this week. we're expecting a cold front to come in and make it feel more like fall for much of the country. >> all right. bonnie schneider, thank you very much. to sports now. and lisp to this story of inspiration. the name of pro boxer dewey b bozella doesn't ring a bill to a lot of people. that's because he's making his boxing debut tonight at the age of 52. and get this. after spending 26 years in jail for a crime he did not commit. he described the joy of finally, finally getting his shot. >> so to say the time out to, you know, to do what he did, you know, is an honor. not only that, just to take the risk, you know, with a person like me over 50 years old. and i think that, you know, i don't want to prove anybody wrong, but as well as myself. that's what this whole thing is about. one-shot deal. in, out, you know, and to be
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able to say that i went all out to say that i was a pro one time in my life. and i'll be happy about that. >> bozella was given the 2011 arthur ashe award for his courage to never give up fighting. and even the president called him to wish him good luck. good for him. no end in sight for the lockout in the nba. owners and players still can't seem to find common ground. at least one player says some of them may be ready to fold. but other players strongly disagree. owners and players remain separated on key issues such as how to divide revenue, the length of contracts, and the structure of a new luxury tax system. the nba and the players association meet on tuesday with a federal mediator to try to resolve the lockout. the involuntary manslaughter trial of michael jackson's personal doctor, conrad murray, resumes in los angeles next week. with the prosecution's final witness expected to take the stand. now, the case could go to the jury a lot earlier than everyone
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kbr the break i showed you some of the best jobs for people over 50 looking to start a new career. according to cnn money, they include tutor, online marketing writer and energy field auditor. now for the top two. the second best career for someone over 50 years old, personal trainer. that's surprising. companies and communities are apparently looking for wellness trainers. so if you're in good shape, it could be the perfect job for you. and the number one job for flexibility, relatively low stress and a sense of social meaning, grant coordinator. great way to match your job skills to a cause you believe in. the conrad murray trial could go to the jury a lot quicker than expected. our ted rowlands takes a look at the prosecution's case so far and what the defense strategy might be. watch.
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>> reporter: when court resumes in the case against dr. conrad murray, the prosecution's final witness will be on the stand. an expert in propofol. they're expected, the prosecution, to wrap up their case either late monday or either tuesday. and then it will be the defense's turn to put on their case which we expect to last two to three days. they, too, have a propofol witness. they also are expected to bring on some character witnesses including patients of dr. murray. and they're likely going to try to shift the jury's attention to the insulated world that michael jackson had created for himself. and also bring up the other doctors that treated jackson in the time during murray's treatment and before. we do expect that there is a chance that the jury could get this case as early as the end of next week. ted rowlands, cnn, los angeles. federal authorities have accused a florida man of hacking into computer accounts and electronic devices belonging to
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hollywood celebrities. 35-year-old christopher cheney is accused of hacking into accounts belonging to, among others, scarlett johansson, christina aguilera and mila kunis. police say he loaded nude photos onto the internet including recently seen photos of scarlett johansson. he addlely was able to access passwords by social media and other online sites that celebrities use. the leaning tower of london? well, it could be a new tourist attraction in the near future. that's because big ben, the famous british landmark, is apparently starting to tilt a little. we're going to take you there in a few minutes. thousands of college freshmen getting settled into their first-year routine. so which schools have the happiest freshmen? williams college in massachusetts is number five on the list. coming in at number four, stanford university in palo alto. third happiest freshmen on this list can be found at princeton university. beautiful campus in new jersey.
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22 minutes after the hour.
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which schools across the country have the happiest freshmen? before the break we showed you three of the top five, williams college, stanford university and princeton university. now for the top two according to the center for college affordability and productivity, the second happiest freshmen can be found at swarthmore college in pennsylvania. and the happiest freshmen of them all, at yale university in new haven. i'd have to say, that's a little surprising to me. if you visit london soon, you might notice something a bit odd at the famous clock tower that holds big ben. it's leaning. that's right. bonnie schneider has checked this out for you. so bonnie, good morning. does this have anything to do with the weather? >> it actually does. it's interesting, in an indirect way. cloudy skies in that shot. big ben, of course, is the famous landmark around the world. and when you talk about why it's tilting and what it's doing, it does have a little bit to do with the weather because when the ground gets saturated and moisture builds in, it can
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affect some of the expansion below. and that is one of the reasons we're starting to see that shift. another is possibly the construction in 1990 for the london underground. all that rumbling below tends to cause a little bit of a shift in the soil as well. let's zoom into google earth. you see the thames river. we're going to zoom in. when anyone goes to london, this is what they think of. big ben standing 315 feet tall. but it is tilting ever so slightly. i want to show you in comparison to another landmark famous for its tilting or in this case leaning, the leaning tower of pisa. you know that tower is definitely leaning. it's about 12.8 feet just off center whereas big ben is 1.5 feet. so quite a difference there. now, if you're wondering, do we have to worry that big ben is going to shift and become the next leaning tower of london? probably not in our lifetime because it would take about 10,000 years at the rate it's moving for that shift to occur. it is moving, but remember, it's
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moving very slowly. so i'm going to keep an eye on it to watch carefully, but that's what's going to happen with all monuments and landma landmarks. anytime we have a little bit of movement in the earth below, everything is impacted up above. >> that's scary to hear, although it's nice to see that big ben, at least to the naked eye, look like it's leaning too much. >> no. >> and 10,000 years, that's a very long time. thank you very much. >> sure. coming up, republican president ideal candidate jon huntsman is boycotting next tuesday's gop debate in las vegas. we'll tell you why after the break. you name it.
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it is 27 minutes after the hour. welcome back to "cnn saturday morning." i'm alina cho. thanks for starting your day with us. a federal appeals court has blocked the enforcement of parts of a controversial immigration law in alabama. including a provision requiring state officials to check the immigration status of public school students. but the state is allowed to try to find out someone's immigration status during lawful police stops.
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tv veteran larry hagman is battling cancer. he isn't saying the type of cancer he has, only that it's a very common and treatable form of the disease. hagman says it won't affect his return to television in an upcoming remake of "dallas." of course, best known as j.r. nevada, the next stop in the gop run for the white house. the western republican leadership conference and cnn are sponsoring tuesday's presidential debate in las vegas. but not all the canned dates will be there. cnn senior political director mark preston has that. >> reporter: morning, alina. former utah governor jon huntsman says he will not appear here tuesday night at the western republican presidential debate. he's doing that because he is siding with new hampshire in a dispute with the state of nevada over when the scheduling of the presidential primary process should happen. in fact, let's listen to what huntsman said in new hampshire. >> i'm honored and delighted to be a candidate for president of
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the united states of america. and i'm happy to be here in new hampshire. not nevada. where they're trying to broaden the system ahead of new hampshire in such a way that i think it steals a little bit from our democracy. because this is a state in which citizens get to know the candidates. >> reporter: alina, as you see, jon huntsman siding with new hampshire in this dispute which really centers on which nevada would hold its caucuses, their presidential nominating caucuses. nevada will hold them on january 14th, but new hampshire state officials say that is not enough time for that state to hold its presidential primary in the new year. in fact, one state official has threatened that the first in the nation presidential primary could, in fact, happen in december. jon huntsman, which is betting his campaign all on winning in new hampshire is putting all his chips on the line. he will not appear at this debate. he will boycott the caucuses. in fact, he has some support in that. at least four other presidential
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candidates said they will also boycott the caucuses. but they will participate in tuesday's debate here at the venetian resort. alina? >> mark preston, thank you. why so much attention on nevada? the state has been hit hard by the economic recession. it has some of the highest foreclosure and unemployment rates in the country. later this morning our t.j. holmes, my good friend, will join us for a closer look at some of the issues that resonate in nevada. >> reporter: you think people don't get it, how bad you hurt? >> they don't. >> i think there's a disconnect. >> they're closing down businesses and moving jobs. >> foreclosures have gotten so bad, it's now one in every seven homes in the state of nevada. apple's new iphone is out, but one competitor is offering a whale of a deal. an $850 cell phone for 2 bucks? you've just got to get in line really, really, really early to get it. we'll have that story in a few
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workers are racing to prevent monsoon floodwaters from drowning thailand's low-lying capital of bangkok. it's already a losing battle in some of the suburbs. rescuers are helping stranded residents to higher ground as you see there. crews are stuffing sandbags and shoring up flood walls to try to protect bangkok's inner city. flooding has killed nearly 300 and affected 8 million. a strong storm system is moving across the great lakes. damaging winds and waves up to 16 feet are possible. bonnie schneider tracking the weather this morning. hey, bonnie, good morning. >> good morning. this is a big storm system impacting a lot of places. and it will impact air travel. so for those of you looking for a weekend getaway, be careful. there may be delays out there. another place you have to use caution, i would imagine, this morning is in virginia because a tornado rolled through, and it really caused for concern.
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take a look at this video. this was shot by a woman in her car. you can see that flying debris circling around. imagine how scary this is to be driving and seeing something like that. and then thinking quick on your feet to capture it. this is in quantico, virginia. that is scary stuff. it's been a stormy start to the season certainly in october across the mid-atlantic. but now we're shifting our focus a little bit to the great lakes. you can see rain sweeping across michigan, detroit, on into buffalo. but rain is not the biggest concern with this storm system. it really is the wind. this is a whipping wind that's going to take the waves and rise them high into lake superior, lake huron. we'll see wave heights get up to 12 feet, even higher, up to 18 feet. notice how strong the wind is at this early hour in northern michigan, wisconsin, upstate new york, we're seeing vigorous winds. as we shift the focus and slide east, the winds aren't as strong in new york city, but they're
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strong enough i anticipate we'll see airport delays at laguardia, jfq, jfk and probably philadelphia. further north and west where we have stronger winds. however, coastal areas will always see winds pick up. we're seeing that in rhode island, east end of long island. we'll probably see wave heights increase on the south coast of ma as well as massachusetts. be careful out there for those of you that will be traveling. advisories are posted. and they extend pretty far from the west to east all the way from wisconsin across to areas of the cape cod and islands. martha's vineyard also impacted. you see the winds drift further south to the mountains of virginia and into west virginia as well. elsewhere across the country, we're also tracking some stormy weather in the northwest. it will be cool across areas into the northwest. temperatures for highs today only in the 50s. and this front that brought all
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the severe weather to virginia is pushing south and east. in advance of the front, we'll have warm winds coming up from the south. it will still feel nice and mild in the southeast, but that's all going to change this week because now we'll see a transition into the latter part of october. we start to get cooler air. it's starting to come up here from the west. and that will drop further to the south and east. i think we'll all be feeling much more like fall in the second half of october. 79 in memphis, and new york city's high of 64. remember, that wind will make it feel cooler, so batten down the hatches and get ready for a windy day in much of manhattan. >> fall is my favorite season. that's music to my ears when you say that the temperatures are cooling a little bit. thank you so much. stick around because the new iphone 4s is out, and people are going crazy for it. thousands lined up for the release of the new phone which has a lot of cool new features. among those in line, steve wozniak, apple's co-founder with steve jobs.
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the new phone has a faster processor, improved camera and a digital assistant named siri that responds to voice commands. ask a question, and siri gives you an answer. i wish i had a real assistant. i might be the only person in america who doesn't have an iphone yet. >> i'm the second person that doesn't have one. >> there you go. stand in line. >> i like the idea of an assistant. that is really cool. >> the cool thing about the 4s is they're saying it stands for steve, store steve jobs because it's the last phone he worked on. a million of them sold before they even hit the stores. so it's crazy. crazy. but this always happens with the iphones. bonnie, thanks. >> sure. in sydney, australia, samsung was trying to take some of the spark generated by apple's new iphone. samsung offered its latest galaxy 2.4 for, get this, $2. the phone normally sells for 850
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bucks. this was a catch, however. samsung held the special sale for five days only. and the only the first ten people in line each morning got the phone for that price. the samsung store is only one store away from sydney's apple store. smart. when it comes to shoes, his name stands high above the rest. literally. christian louboutin and his red-soled shoes don't come cheap. i was recently in paris and got a rare glimpse inside his studio. i'll talk to him after the break.
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welcome back.
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he's the man behind those iconic red-soled shoes with prices starting at $395, skyrocketing into the thousands. christian louboutin is the shoemaker to the stars. i recently spoke with the iconic fashion shoe designer about his love for shoes and how he came up with the idea for those famous red soles. ♪ >> reporter: made famous by jennifer lopez -- and "sex and the city." >> hello, lover. >> reporter: christian louboutin is the shoemaker to the stars. a man who doesn't just talk the talk. he walks the walk. the designer behind those iconic red-soled shoes. >> you have a, and then it conforms the person from head to toe. >> reporter: they're on oprah, beyonce and the first lady of
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france. this year alone, he sold 700,000 pairs of shoes. but don't call them comfortable. >> the only compliment has come out of the design, i would be unhappy. i have nothing against it. it's not the thing i'm fighting for. >> reporter: so what are you fighting for? >> beauty. that's different. >> reporter: beauty doesn't come cheap. louboutin's shoes start at $395 and can skyrocket to $6,000. more if they're custom made. these are 4200 euros, that's nearly 6,000 u.s. dollars. why? >> why not? >> reporter: this is his laboratory. each season louboutin sketches 400 to 500 styles, about 150 are produced. each pair is carefully handmade, taking anywhere from a day to a year to make. and on the walls -- madmoizelle
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renee zellweger. louboutin is celebrating 20 years in business with a commemorative book and a lawsuit against yves st. laurent which recently came out with, you guess it had, a red-soled shoe. >> you cannot say you own the color. i own a red lacquered -- red lacquered solo the back of my shoes. >> reporter: just how did he come up with the idea for the red soles? louboutin says an assistant who happened to be painting her nails. >> so i grb grabbed her nail po and polished the sole which became rare. and immediately it popped up. ♪ louboutin >> reporter: throw them on, but run at your own risk. >> it's not a good thing to run in life. i appreciate life. >> reporter: appreciate shoes. beautiful shoes.
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i certainly do. i also spoke with carl lagerfeld, mark jacobs all coming together in paris for my special "fashion backstage pass from paris." it airs today at 2:30 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. watch for set your dvr. new rules for british royals could be on the horizon after 300 years of being passed over. first-born daughters could soon be given a clear path to the throne. we'll have that story next in our "morning passport." "hey wrinkle face!"
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reeling economies, public fury, tough to be a banker these days. and the international monetary fund senior representative for turkey, well, he found out the hard way. did you see that? some students pelted him with eggs. and not just one. during a lecture in the turkish city of bursa, security officers hauled some of the protesting students away. at least one person was injured in the scuffle. equal opportunity in the royal family. that's right. britain's prime minister wants to update the 300-year rules on royal succession that some say are outdated. that's so that the monarch's oldest child would inherit the crown even if she's a girl. now, with everybody on baby watch for kate and william right now, a lot of people are
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thinking about this one. that's why our nadia is here talking about it in our "morning passport." of course, being two women, this is something that caught our attention. you know what? i did not know about these gender rules. of course, it does make sense that it's been in place, but how about that? they're thinking about reversing it? >> and it would be a good thing because it's very sexist when you really think about it. so let's look at the current royal family. so queen elizabeth has four children. so charles was the first. and then there was princess anne. the minute andrew was born, what happened was anne got leapfrogged by andrew. >> wow. >> and then when edward was born, she got leapfrogged again. so although anne is the second born, she's only fourth in the line of succession. and then remember that it's all the children of the boys. so it's charles first. and then charles' children. and then andrew and andrew's children. >> before they even get to anne. >> anne realized this.
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i don't know if you remember when zahra phillips got married. they're so far down the line. interestingly enough, the queen's third son and fourth child, edward, has two children. he has a little girl called louise who is the oldest and then a son called viscount severn. he leapfrogs his sister, louise. >> let's get to the news with what's going on right now because obviously everybody is watching kate and william. >> yes. >> they're on baby watch for them. they could very well have a boy. they could very well have a girl. >> exactly. >> if they have a girl, the british government wants to do something about that. >> david cameron will meet the signatures of the 15 other realms. now, what the realms are are places like new zealand, canada, jamaica where the queen is the head of state. so he can only make this happen with the 15 other signatures. >> effectively then what would
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happen? >> then what would happen is if the duke and duchess have a daughter and then let's say they have a son afterwards, the son cannot leap fog the daughter. so the daughter then becomes the next in line to be the monarch. >> right now as it stands, charles, then william, then william's child, provided it's a boy. but if they change the rules -- >> it wouldn't matter. >> -- the girl could be next in line. >> so, for example, queen elizabeth had a sister. so because she had a sister, there was no boy to overtake her or leapfrog her, so to speak. but i love what the economist says because they rarely put this whole issue in a nutshell. they said the idea of tweaking a centuries-old royal succession has been raised for simplicity's sake, don't you think it's best to agree before prince william and his wife, as you said, announce they're expecting a child. >> it seems to me that's what they're trying to do. >> exactly because imagine if a little girl is born and they
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have a little boy and then the boy leapfrogs the girl. so we're going to be very confused. obviously, this will only apply to this generation. >> right. >> so it's not -- >> it's not retroactive. >> exactly. but it's about time. in the year 2011 to have a rule that is so sexist. >> good for them. >> it's showing david cameron is saying let the royal family keep up with the times. let's be relevant. but he will need the signatures of prime ministers of 15 other realms. and apparently the queen will agree. if he gets the signatures, she usually does take the advice of her prime ministers. >> that's good because people are high on the royal family right now because of kate and william. nadia, thank you very much. in implgts a pop star meets her mini-me. she's got the moves and the voice and now a thrilling surprise of a lifetime. you'll meet her after the break.
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she may be small in size, but a little girl sure has a big belting voice. youtube's newest singing sensation is thrilling her pop star idol. what's that about? jeanne moos has the story. >> reporter: when 8-year-old sophia grace brownly hit youtube -- >> let's hit it now. >> reporter: -- she was a hit doing her version of the nicki minaj song "super bass." ♪ feeling like a pound ♪ and it's pounding away ♪ can't you hear that boom boom boom boom ♪ ♪ that super bass >> reporter: okay, so maybe nicki minaj had a few more
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pelvic thrusts. but sophia grace's version has gotten around 9 million views on youtube and landed the little girl from essex, england, on "the ellen show." >> is that your favorite singer, nicki minaj? >> we love nicki minaj. >> reporter: that's nice because nicki minaj tweeted the same thing about her. "i have to meet her. she is a superstar." a superstar with a sidekick, her cousin, rosie. >> rosie makes me feel more comfy. ♪ i'm nicki minaj ♪ boy you've got my heartbeat running away ♪ >> reporter: but sophia grace's heartbeat really started running away. >> come on out, nicki. >> reporter: when ellen introduced her idol. ♪ even the parents were overcome. dad asking for a tissue. >> she blew me away.
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>> reporter: now, there's some bad language in "super bass," but when sophia grace sings it, the "f" word and the "n" word are gone. at least in the ellen version. as if meeting her idol wasn't enough, nicki promised sophia a shopping spring. she also got a wig so she could look like nicki. >> i'm the second nicki minaj! >> reporter: and then they sang a second duet. ♪ ♪ yeah that's that super bass >> reporter: her boom booming heart never slowed as she danced relentlessly through the commercial break. even her sidekick couldn't get her to kick it down a notch.
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jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> where do you learn to dance at that age like that? a runner in tomorrow's toronto marathon has set his sights on a record all his own. get this. he's 100 years old. no joke. his goal is to become the first person to finish a full-distance marathon past the age of 100. he says he's going to do it no matter how long it takes. from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." good morning, i'm alina cho. t.j. holmes is on assignment. it's 7:00 a.m. in atlanta, 4:00 a.m. in las vegas. that's where t.j. is right now for the upcoming presidential debate. he'll be with us later this morning. occupy wall street goes global. protesters are taking to the streets all over the world.
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and in some cities they're being met with strong resistance from police. we'll show you what's going on and where. imagine driving along and trash starts pounding your car in every direction. we'll take a closer look at a tornado caught on camera and tell you where it happened. and spot an error on your bill? you'll need to get it corrected, of course. we're going to give you key tips on how to effectively complain and get results. the occupy wall street movement isn't slowing down. in fact, it is outgrown the united states. there have been more protests along with more arrests. in new york alone, 14 arrests and protesters staged a sit-in in the street, blocking traffic. in flint, michigan, dozens of demonstrators protests in front of a bank of america building. and in seattle, washington, dozens more remain in a downtown park. yesterday police in riot gear there arrested 41 people. and in san diego, police clashed with occupy protesters
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who had formed a tent city, and things got pretty intense. officers used pepper spray to make the demonstrators comply with an order to remove their camping gear. here's salvador rivera of affiliate kgtv. >> reporter: protesters try to hold their ground as officers tried to hold protesters back. we don't need police is what they were saying as officers formed a wall and pushed protesters away. >> shame on you! >> reporter: a few minutes later, officers used more than just their might to get a handle on the protesters. >> ow! [ bleep ] on the ground. >> reporter: some protesters scramble to get water and other liquids to wash away the effects of the pepper spray. >> and they shouldn't come in here and do that [ bleep ]. >> that's not right. we're trying to protect something we stand up for, we believe in, and they're coming
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in there with force? >> reporter: eric hauser says the officers went too far. only one person was arrested during the confrontation. >> we're not the violent people. they are. >> reporter: this all happened after officers begin removing tents, especially this one which according to protesters held a symbol ib meaning. >> to us that tent represents every house that's being closed, that's being foreclosed on. that tent represents every kid that's going to be out on the streets. >> reporter: police say they were very patient, but the tents had to come down to prepare for the world of dance event taking place this weekend at golden hall. >> we understand that people have a right to protest, but somewhere along that line, people have a right to conduct business. that's what this is all about. >> occupy wall street and the discontent behind it have even gone global. protests happening today in europe, north america and asia. in japan, about 200 people marched through the streets of tokyo. one target, the tokyo electric power company and its handling of the disaster at the fukushima
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nuclear power plant in the wake of the earthquake. in canada, organizers have been drumming up support for protests in at least 15 canadian cities. thousands of protesters are expected to turn out. two afghan civilians were killed in a suicide attack on a u.s.-run facility in northern afghanistan. officials say four attackers armed with suicide vests and weapons tried to storm the base. one exploded his car at the gate. the others tried to rush in. two detonated their vests, and two were fatally shot by police before their devices we s went. the taliban has claimed responsibility. the son of u.s.-born cleric anwar al awlaki is dead. officials say he was killed in a series of drone attacks in yemen last night. the attacks killed a total of seven suspected militants. al awlaki, once a key member of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, was killed in a drone strike a little more than two weeks ago.
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holding out hope, two towns in maryland hold candlelight vigils for a missing 11-year-old boy. his mother, jane, was found dead nearly two weeks after being stabbed and beaten to death inside her home. police found no signs of her son, william. his friends in the community have this simple request. >> we just want him to come home safe with no injuries. and if you know where you are, just please let him come home. >> the victim's husband, curtis lopez, was arrested thursday in charlotte, north carolina. he is charged with first-degree murder. prosecutors will ask for the death penalty against a california man charged in what they call a two-minute murder spree. police say 41 kwlld scott d 41-year-old scott dekraai. the district attorney said he wants revenge over a custody battle he was having with his
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ex-wife over their 8-year-old son. the ex-wife was a stylist at the salon. the bishop of kansas city faces criminal charges for failing to tell police about pornography he found on a priest's computer. he pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor, but if found guilty, he could face a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. the diocese was also charged. imagine driving along the interstate and running into this, a massive tornado charging across i-95 in virginia and debris flying everywhere. take a look. a woman with a camera makes sure it's all caught on tape. we'll show you the rest of this incredible video when we come back. first, bonnie schneider has a preview. good morning. >> good morning. much calmer weather for virginia and washington, d.c. a live picture of the capitol, it's a little overcast. winds will pick up across the mid-atlantic and especially the northeast and great lakes. look for it to be a windy day. not so much in d.c. but more towards michigan.
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so far i told you about medical case manager, social workers and dietitians. now for the top two. the second best job for saving the world, nonprofit program coordinator. in this job, you'll develop programs and oversee staff and volunteers who help others. according to cnn money, the best job for saving the world is public schoolteacher. how about that? this is the surest way you can impact your world. for the rest of the list, you can go to cnnmoney.com. rescue workers are racing to prevent monsoon floodwaters from drowning thailand's low-lying capital of bangkok. it's already a losing battle in some areas. rescuers are helping stranded residents to higher ground. crews are stuffing sandbags and shoring up flood walls to try to protect bangkok's inner city. flooding has killed nearly 300 people so far and affected some 8 million across much of the country. imagine seeing this on your drive home. these stunning images of a
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tornado swirling near quantico, virginia. a driver took these pictures of the funnel cloud. it was one of three tornadoes, three, that touched down in virginia on thursday. at least a dozen homes were damaged. fortunately there were no reports of serious injuries. eight minutes after the hour. time for bonnie schneider and a check of more of the weather. and boy, i didn't know there were three tornadoes in quantico. they had a busy couple of days, didn't they? >> even though it's october, tornadoes can happen any time of day, any month of the year. so you always have to be alert for severe weather wherever you are. well, the threat for today is severe weather in terms of tornadoes, but it is wind related. that's okay, alina. what we're looking at is, definitely some windy conditions and a lot of rain over michigan. you'll be finding that for today. but the rain isn't really the
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concern even though there are heavy downpours in the detroit area. we're really watching for strong winds to just whip up today across the great lakes. this is going to raise the waves pretty high. lake huron, lake superior, waves could be 12 feet or taller. as you travel further off to the east, winds will also be strong in the northeast, new england and even through the mid-atlantic expecting those winds to kick up. if you're wondering what that means, we are expecting a sizeable impact on travel for today. take a look at the expected airport delays. and they are lengthy. boston, we could see showers and gusty winds, delays under an hour, though. in philadelphia, strong winds and back towards chicago where the winds will be even more intense. winds could pick up. also detroit, you're facing rain right now. some showers, gusty winds and the winds will kick up in minnesota as well. this is a widespread system that's affecting many regions. and because of that, we have a lot of advisories that stretch from west to east.
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you can see the winds picking up across the great lakes and down through the northeast and new england. but notice the advisories, extending from michigan to maine, down through the south coast of massachusetts across connecticut, long island. definitely facing windy conditions. and then down through the mountains of virginia. most of the country for this saturday facing strong winds that will impact your travel and blow about those leaves. the leaves are falling and changing in this part of the country. so you'll probably have a lot of clean y cleanup work ahead for tomorrow. >> bonnie, thank you very much. that wasn't me falling off the chair, that was my microphone falling off the desk. >> as long as you're okay. >> thank you very much. the children of martin luther king jr. take a moment to talk about their father and his monument in d.c. their poignant take on the process and the timing of it all. plus a look back at king's legacy. stay here. we're back after this. not white collar or blue collar or no collars. we are business in america.
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experience. >> reporter: where herman hemingway, the only surviving member of his class and the historic fraternity remembers a quiet, unassuming man whose intellect towered well above his height. >> from the perspective intellectuality. we knew he was going to go somewhere, he was going to be someplace. >> reporter: he was a sophomore at brandeis university in the fall of 1951. the first black male to enroll. king was pursuing his ph.d. at boston university. the young pledges combined from area schools would meet at hemingway's home where king, a few years older, had a way of making sure things got done. >> there was an extra task that needed to be done, he would say, you know, in his notable voice, brother hemingway will do it, that type of thing. >> reporter: the determination hemingway witnessed in their chaplain never faded as the marches and speeches began making headlines. >> this is a man that had his
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mind on doing a particular task to help others. you couldn't turn him around for any reason whatsoever because that's what he was supposed to do. >> reporter: to change history, to make it possible for a black man to become president, and another a republican to become a top-tier contender to challenge him. >> i think that's the exciting part of the civil rights movement and its accomplishment. and basically, the hope that martin luther king generated. >> reporter: as hemingway honors an old friend, he'll be sharing the moment with his family's next generation. >> it's going to be a breathtaking experience. >> reporter: his granddaughter, a sophomore at howard university. >> in my generation, we still have a lot of work to do. dr. martin luther king jr. started the movement, but the movement's not done. we still need to be in the streets, be protesting. >> reporter: a movement in motion. and now set in stone. >> he's still here, and the spirit is still there.
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and the determination also is still there. >> no one knows martin luther king jr. and his legacy more intimately than his children. martin luther king iii and bernice king spoke to fredericka whittfield recently about seeing the image of their father being memorial yy aialized on the nat mall. they say the 14-year process to build the memorial has a lot of symbolism. >> this particular monument took less time than most of them. if not all of them. so i think that speaks volumes that we were able to move it along in that time period. but, you know, the irony is that his life span in terms of impact in this world was just about 14 years. so there's some kind of parallel to the work that he did as well. also, much more on the
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dedication of the memorial tonight when t.j. has an exclusive and emotional interview with six members of dr. king's inner circle. one of them, congressman john lewis. >> and when dr. king received the nobel peace prize in 1964, he spoke about -- we cry for joy. we don't cry for pain. when the cup runs over, you talk about the world house. they were all in the state house. it's one house. not just an american house, but the world house. >> freedom's foot soldiers, a conversation with t.j. holmes. you won't want to miss it. it's tonight right here on cnn at 7:30 eastern time. now, if you've ever had to call a credit card company and complain about a mistake, you
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before the break i told you there are some surprising ways you can hurt your credit score beyond the obvious ones like not paying your bills. here are a few examples from dailyfinances.com. don't use your debit card to rent a car. the rental car is likely to pull your credit report, and that could cost you points off your credit score. don't say yes to a department store credit card. don't close out a credit card account with a zero balance. the formula for your credit score takes into account how
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much credit you have available. and finally, be aware of financing a big item like furniture through the store. this is scored the same as a loan of last resort and can hurt kr your score. just about all of us have had bad service, you want a refund on an item or a bill corrected, and you get the run-around. financial analyst clyde anderson is here to help you get results. clyde, what's interesting is people make mistakes on their bills all the time. and yet most people don't even know it, right sf >> exactly. a lot of times we don't open the mail. we don't look at it. we automatically play. we need to start looking at it. >> or auto pay. >> last year there were about $100 billion in billing errors on health care bills. you could be giving money you don't need to. >> on health care bills. that's interesting. >> exactly. >> so how do you go about fixing that? >> there's a right way. a lot of times emotion gets in the way. we get all excited. we need to first calm down and then pay attention to the
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billing changes. realize that most people don't call for these errors because they just don't know about them. and then women are less likely to call because they don't like the confrontation. >> interesting. >> also, senior citizens. they won't call because they don't want that confrontation. sometimes they're not understanding exactly what's going on. >> what's interesting to me, you say there are buzz words. what words should you use? >> you want to use words like thank you. can you please help me? and you don't want to throw insults out. you definitely don't want to go in there excited and angry. and you want to make sure that you're talking to them politely and make sure, hey, can you look at my bill? i think there may be something wrong with my statement. >> it's how you say it, right? >> it's how you say it. >> it's how you ask it. >> exactly. >> and things not to say? >> yes. the thing that you don't want to say is, you guys have made a terrible mistake. i have a situation that needs to be resolved is how you want to do it. you don't want to go in there and throw it around and say hey,
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you need to help me. you guys messed up. you screwed up my bill. you want to make sure you're calm and you don't want to take no from someone who can't say yes. >> what's interesting to me is a lot of my bills are frankly on auto pay. >> yes. >> and so does it make it harder, then, because once the bill is paid, once they have your money, what incentive do they have to give it to you back, right? >> right. that's why you need to go in and have your documentation together, have the bill statements and even put it in writing. send it certified mail or registered mail so you make sure you get a return receipt so you have your documentation. documentation is crucial. make sure you have it in front of you when you're talking to them so you can talk intelligently. >> what are the most common mistakes? you talked about health bills. >> health bills. we see phone bills. we've talked about that before. any kind of statement. sometimes it's an overcharge. sometimes it's just an oversight where they messed something up or mixed up a statement. you really want to make sure that you're looking at it. sometimes you may have a charge on your account that's not even
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your charge. >> interesting. really? >> these are humans that put the information in, and they make mistakes. >> we think of them as computeriz computerized, but there's a human behind it. >> there's a human behind it, and they make the mistakes. >> if there's a human behind it, there's likely to be a mistake. thanks for the tip. nice to see you, as always. the world' largest retailer is trying to grab more holiday sales. no surprise there. walmart bringing back layaway beginning monday. they haven't offered it since 2006, but there are some limits. layaway will be available only on toys and electronics. and a 10% down payment is required. walmart's layaway program will last only through december 16th. a sign of the times. the legal battle over alabama's aggressive immigration law hits a federal appeals court. can it be enforced? both sides are winners and losers. we'll explain. chicken... over p.f. chang's home menu orange chicken women men and uh pandas... elbows mmm
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26 minutes after the hour. here are your top stories. a suicide attack targeting a base in afghanistan has killed two civilians. afghan police say the attackers armed with suicide vests and weapons tried to storm the base. two suicide attackers detonated their vests. the other two were fatally shot by police before their devices went off. the taliban has claimed responsibility. the catholic bishop of kansas city has been indicted for failing to report suspected child abuse. bishop robert finn pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor. if found guilty, the bishop could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. the diocese was also charged. a federal appeals court has blocked the enforcement of parts of a controversyial immigration law in alabama including a provision requiring state officials to check the immigration status of public school students. but the state is apparently allowed to try to find out someone's immigration status during lawful police stops.
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you want to run with the bulls but aren't heading to spain? don't worry, we've got an alternative for you, and it's a bit closer to home. we'll tell you where it's happening after the break.
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stories across the country, a dramatic fire rescue caught on camera. a camera followed a firefighter as he rescued a bed-ridden woman and her caretaker. it happened yesterday in concord, california. and nearly two dozen bulls will be chasing after hundreds of humans on a quarter-mile track this weekend in cave creek, arizona.

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