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done a really great job aesthetically, i have gotten great reviews on courses and the clubs and it's great, the aesthetics, but also somebody who's put lots of great people to work and lots of great families, they like being with me and i'm happy about this. >> thank you. right now on cnn, occupy out of control? police and demonstrators going at it across the country. are the crackdowns too much or are the protesters going too far? and stormy weather. a rare and way early snowstorm pummels the east coast, millions in the dark, thousands stranded. then color barrier. if obama versus cain becomes reality, is racism officially over? a must-see conversation in minutes.
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a high-speed chase. >> put your hands out the window! >> but this leadfoot suspect is a fellow police officer. and triumphant return of a paralyzed football player. number 52 is inspiring his teammates. we promise he'll do the same for you. it's all right here, right now on cnn. good evening. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. those stories and more, but first we're starting with some breaking political news. herman cain's campaign for president under scrutiny tonight over a report that could tarnish his image. politico reports that during his time as a restaurant's industry chief lobbyist, at least two women complained of inappropriate behavior, specifically sexually suggestive behavior. both women reportedly left the association with payouts in the five figures and agreed not to talk about it. revelations are the first serious setback for cain at a time when some polls show him leading the race for the republican nomination.
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cain is confronted with the allegation sunday in washington. >> you won't tell me who they are. okay? that's like negotiating -- i'm not going to comment on that, because i think that is one of those kinds of things that -- >> last question, last question. >> have you everof sexual harassment? >> he said, have you ever been accused of sex is -- sexual harassment and the reporter says, have a nice day. the cain camp is responding tonight. you have been in touch. what are they saying? >> reporter: they were very quick to respond. i guess politico has been in contact with them for ten days already, and once this story broke, i spoke with j.d. gordon, he's the top spokesman for the campaign. here's his statement.
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inside the beltway media has begun to unlaunch personal attack on cain. he is the chief executive officer in the 1990s. political trade press are now casting aspirations on his character and spreading rumors that never stood up to the facts. since washington's establishment critics haven't had much luck in attacking mr. cain's ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can. sadly, we've seen this movie played out before -- a prominent conservative targeted by liberals. simply because they disagree with his politics. mr. cain and all americans deserve better. again, mr. gordon. >> this is what happens when you run for president. no matter which party you're in, they start to scrutinize every single thing you've said and that may have occurred in your past. >> oh, absolutely. especially when
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you rise in the polls like herman cain has. remember, he was an afterthought over the summer and now he has a dramatic rise in the polls. he's basically tied with mitt romney in national polls and some crucial state polls. everything he does comes under scrutiny. his 9-9-9 plan has been attacked by his rival campaigns and those in the media. also his comments on abortion. every little thing he said on abortion has come under attack. is he truly 100% pro life? and the bizarre web video we saw last week, which it's doing extremely well on youtube. it went viral, but under attack. >> and this allegedly, allegedly happened between 1996 and 1999 when he was chief of that association, so it goes back to the '90s. the allegations come at an awkward time, too, with cain in washington and a full slate of events lined up. >> i guess you could say the timing couldn't get any worse, because tomorrow morning he's at american enterprise to give a big speech. a lot of the national media will be there. later in the day, he's at a national press club.
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so again, a lot of the national political media will be all over him asking him about this story. the timing not so fortunate for mr. herman cain. >> who loses or gains the most of this, except, of course, mr. cain? >> it's hard to say, if it has some legs, it could be very damaging to him. it could help some of the other people who have basically lost out to herman cain's rise in the polls, maybe rick perry, ron paul or mitt romney. >> so the politico has confirmed the names of these women apparently, but they have not released those names. clearly, paul, more to come with this and we'll be covering it here tomorrow as well on cnn. thank you, sir. we appreciate it. i want to go now to the occupy movement and dozens of arrests across the nation in the last 36 hours. >> we got you, you hear me? >> is there a message of fighting corporate construction
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-- corruption getting lost in all the mayhem? these scenes you're looking at are in austin, texas. police there said they arrested 42 people on sunday. portland and denver saw the same story. protesters refuse to move out, so police say they have to move in. >> let him go, let him go! >> these clashes played out in a park in portland. at least 27 people arrested by police in riot gear. in denver, occupiers show off their face wounds in the city's civic center. denver police say they were forced to open fire. they ended up making 20 arrests saturday night. in total, nearly 90 arrests of protesters who say police used
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too much force. >> the only thing that happened is they asked us to take a tent down, some kid was standing too close to him. they just started attacking everybody, spraying people with mace, arresting them. we did nothing. this was supposed to be a peaceful protest and they're attacking us like we're in a third world country. >> but officers say they gave protesters multiple chances to follow the rules. occupy wall street protesters are still going strong in new york city despite facing a major physical challenge. a dangerous storm brought rain, snow and bitterly cold temperatures in the northeast last night. firefighters removed the tank's of propanes because they said they were a hazard. they were then forced to get by with blankets, sleeping bags and tents. it was an early taste of the brutal weather that's to come. while protesters are facing another cold night, many are reenergized hearing by someone who knows what it's like to march for a cause.
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renowned political activist angela davis addressed the occupy crowd sunday. i talked with her from new york's zuccotti park and i asked if it was time for the protesters to get a message and a cohesive approach. protesters to get the message. >> it's very clear there are many demands that people want an end to corporate executives making $1 million a year. they want an end to student debts. they want an end to evictions. they want free education. there's so many possible demands. and i think that in order for those demands to acquire real meaning, it is important for us to learn how to be together, to dwell together, to be in democratic unity together, which is something that has never happened, really, in this country. >> later in my no talking point segment, i'll get davis' take on how the occupy movement affects the current political climate and president obama.
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in a moment, atlanta america -- mayor kaseem reed will talk about the occupy movement and how he got them out of one park. now to the freak snowstorm. the power is slowly coming back on for millions of customers from maryland to maine. about 2.6 million people are currently without power. that is a significant improvement from earlier today when more than 4 million homes and businesses were in the dark. the storm is blamed for at least five deaths. two people died in a car crash near philadelphia. it temporarily shut down interstate 95. air travel along the eastern seaboard was a nightmare. jetblue said passengers stranded nine hours on a plane in hartford, connecticut, much of the time without food or water will be refunded their tickets and receive one free round-trip airfare. let's go to our meteorologist. the power is coming back on, is
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it improving any? >> a little bit. and improve today was the sunshine. the sunshine literally burned off the snow. what took eight hours to put down all this ice is going to take many, many more hours to put this down. we talked to power crews. they don't expect it to come back until wednesday. >> this could take a long time to get all this back up. >> absolutely. >> how many days, do you think? >> i would say probably wednesday. yeah, we got a lot of crews coming in from other areas, other states. >> i see the windshield is just a mess. it's completely smashed. what did that feel like? >> just looking at it, it's the sound of the tree falling on the car scares you. it didn't break, so i didn't get any glass in my face. i mean, it shattered and the mirror is hanging down there, so i couldn't even see the back windshield through the mirror because the mirror is hanging down. >> does it make you think twice about driving under trees or even driving at all? >> yes, i debated turning right
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and going home before i made my trip, and i didn't, and it was a mistake. >> don moore, this is going to melt tomorrow. it's going to be on the roadways. and as it melts, it's going to be on the tires' cars in front of you. those tires will spray your windshield. the most important thing you can do tomorrow is make sure you have washer fluid in their reservoir under your hood. you will need it, because otherwise you're just going to be smearing that dirty, muddy water back and forth, and your visibility is not going to be that good. it gets better tomorrow, more power lines will come up. the power workers are working 16 on, 8 off. they expect it to come on, but it's going to be slow. this is pennsylvania. there are still millions more without power from here all the way to maine. don? >> thanks so much, chad meyer. how will this affect your commute tomorrow? jacqui jeras will join us in a little bit. up next, a big city mayor affected by the occupy movement here live to talk about it. and ahead, when u.s.
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veterans return from war, where will they get jobs? will they join the occupy movement? how does the president handle this? we'll explain those questions and more, straight ahead. i wouldn't do that. pay the check? no, i wouldn't use that single miles credit card. hey, aren't you... shhh. i'm researching a role. today's special... the capital one venture card.
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you'll feel more confident - and more balanced. nice! i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing. welcome back, everyone. supporters of the occupy movement are staging protests all across the country, but in atlanta, demonstrators have been kicked out of the park where they were camping overnight. the mayor placed the order to get them out, and he is facing a lot of heat for his decision by some here in the city and
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probably some in the movement nationally. he joins me live. so why did you want the protesters out of the park, first of all in. >> because we had bent over backwards to accommodate them. the protesters were in the park in order to accommodate them, and the situation started deteriorating. and when you're a mayor, you don't get do-overs. i ordered the park cleared, and there was a man who was walking around with an ak-47. we heard he had lost his job and the person i met with was a felon. it was clearly deteriorating and and even ambassador young said they wanted a congress frontati -- confrontation. i don't get doovers. >> what do you do when it comes to civil liberties? how do you do the check marks and say, i don't want to violate people's civil liberties. that's what the claims are.
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>> those aren't the claims in our city. if you look at what happened in atlanta, we arrested 52 individuals. we did it slowly. we had women officers arresting women, for the most part, men arresting men. we videotaped the entire process, took a photograph -- >> so do you it right. >> yeah, take a photograph of every single person, and it's very important to know all the 52 people that were arrested were released on a signature bond. >> all right. so there are a lot of things i want to get to you with. when you look at the video of the unrest that happened when you look at oakland, when you look at denver, what runs through your head when you see that? >> that's why preparation is so important. we spent two weeks to clear the park, if necessary. so we were monitoring it every single day, and we prepared slowly so that we didn't do anything in terms of a knee jerk reaction. i warned everyone when i made
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the decision to revoke my executive order. i held a press conference and made it very clear that we would be clearing the park shortly. >> so you were the first, really one of the first mayors to say this is not going to happen. i know mayor bloomberg was very critical, but they're still in the park. you said, this is not happening in my city. i want to ask you, do you think this occupy movement, is it more democrat, liberal, or is it more mixed? >> i don't think it's party driven. i think it's too fluid right now. i think that -- you know, i want to be very clear, i understand the pain and the angst, but i don't think we know yet. >> i ask you that because many people label it a liberal movement of young people, modern hippie day young people, and as a mayor, i wonder if that will affect you by not allowing these people to demonstrate? >> there are risks. i make 16 to 20 decisions a day, and there are always consequences, but i did what i believe is right in a situation where a man had an ak-47 assault
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rifle where one of their leaders appears to be where there was an unsanctioned hip-hop concert with no security plan. there were a series of things that led to my decision. >> who benefits from this, if anyone? is it the president or the democrats or the candidates running under the republicans? >> i think it's too soon to say. i think the country is going to benefit at the end of the day from seeing how frustrated people are and the kind of pain and anger out there. hopefully everyone will accept this as a message that we need to focus on the real problems that folks are facing, which are having a good job to go to and being able to pay their bills and meet their obligations. that's the message that i heard. >> thank you, mayor. i know you're busy and i appreciate you coming here. >> always glad to be here. up next, what will president obama do if u.s. veterans returning home at the end of the year can't find jobs, and they
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more politics now. their message is, well, they're polar opposites, but the occupy movement is often compared to the tea party. there's one noticeable difference, though. occupy demonstrators are getting arrested. so are police dealing with the two movements differently, or are protesters bringing it on themselves? joining us live from the occupy protest site in new york, errol louis and also blogger matt stevens. we'll start with errol. city officials there, do you
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think they're treating these two movements differently? errol? >> it's entirely possible. i mean, the two movements have different aims and different strategies. the people here have been engaging in civil disobedience since day one. that's something that the tea party people haven't done. these folks chose a particular tradition they sort of wanted to work within, which is the tradition of strategically confronting the law and giving themselves up for arrest. they've been doing this all over the country from day one. >> as he said, there was really no sort of civil disobedience. for the most part among the tea party members. there was angry moments at the beginning. do you think the treatment by police and officials is different?
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>> it certainly is. what they have done is -- in a sense stated what they're arguing about what and what they're protesting about is not important, and i think that was the first step. then with the arrests, definitely. but i think like errol said they brought it on themselves because they have strategized a little differently. >> errol, i've been wanting to ask you since and i've wanted to ask you since we have heard the troops are coming home. a lot of troops are coming home from iraq in the coming weeks. how likely can see a significant number of troops not finding jobs and joining the protests here in the u.s.? >> well, look, the number of veterans who are homeless is a national disgrace. it's been proclaimed all the way up to the white house. in fact, it was at the white house when they announced their homeless strategy and they did away with homelessness in just a couple years. this has been a national scandal for a long, long time.
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will they specifically flock to this movement or the tea party movement or any other remains to be seen. i think the underlying problem though is a very real one. there are big problems confronting these guys and gals when they come home, including a lack of jobs. >> you'll have all those people who are going to be coming back to the same limited job pool that already exists here. that's a big issue. >> you have 9.1% unemployment here in the u.s., double digit unemployment in some states, and on top of that, you have one third of veterans who are will be upset and they don't believe it was worth it going over to iraq and afghanistan in the first place. now they're coming home to a job market that really isn't there for them. i think it's a recipe for disaster if the right things mix. >> it's interesting, do you support the president because he brought you home from war, do you not support him because of the economy and because of the jobs? that's a decision they have to face. what happens if this movement grows even bigger? what impact will this have on
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the election? >> this has a major effect on the election. i think even now. i know the movement is going to grow. what's going to happen is you have people -- you have this movement, it has a face and a voice now. and these candidates are going to have to answer to the demands that the protesters are talking about. so the economy. that's already priority one for people now, and so now they've got to really face it. >> let's move on, errol, and move us forward to what happens coming up in the upcoming weeks. speaking of the election, herman cain, newt gingrich have a debate this week, saturday, modified version. three hours long. campaigners say it's a chance to go beyond the sound bites. take us forward. >> i'm sorry, don, i didn't get that last part. >> take us forward. what happens in these lincoln-douglas debates. are they a game changer here? >> well, i think that, number one, there probably won't be a
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whole lot of cameras there to record it gavel to gavel. i don't know what you're planning to do. i'm not sure my organization will be there. it sounds like in some ways a bit of a stunt. the fact that you've got two out of -- what are we up to, eight or nine candidates debating head to head? that's great, but we're not at a point where it makes sense there are just two people debating when no votes have been cast, no primaries or caucuses have been held, and if you have to narrow it down to two, it's not clear these are the two that should be doing it. you know, an interesting idea. will it be an intellectual discussion worth hearing? maybe. will it change the politics? i have a hard time believing that. >> the president. what's on the president's agenda next week, errol? errol, can you hear me? >> yes. >> what's on the president's agenda next week? >> what's happening here next week, you're asking? >> i said, what is on the president's agenda next week?
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>> oh, the president's agenda next week. what the white house is talking about is going back on the offensive with some of the talk about the jobs bill as well as rolling out more of these initiatives that only the white house can do without any need for help from congress, because they're not expecting to get it. you know, they've also begun going on the attack, by the way. you've heard the white house roll out the phrase, gordon gecko capitalism. gordon gecko economy. that's aimed at mitt romney. they seem to be narrowing it down to going after romney. errol louis, thank you. a little loud out there at zuccotti park. a little hard to hear out in the park there. >> coming up, a paralyzed football player makes an emotional comeback to the field.
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a spike in peanut prices, car sales and consumer spending. allison taussig has the details. this is this week's "getting down to business." >> gdp numbers are easing fears
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about a double dip recession. both consumers and businesses are spending more, driving growth to almost double in the third quarter. the nation's economy grew at a 2.5% rate. that was during the summer months. a good sign but still not a silver bullet for the economy. the job market remains shaky. we'll know more about that when the jobs report comes out friday. are you in the market for a new car? japanese automakers dominate when it comes to reliability. according to consumer reports annual survey. it was domestic car sales that surged in september, led by strong showings by chrysler and gm. tuesday's auto sales numbers will show us if that trend continued in october. finally some sour news for your sweet taste this halloween. a peanut shortage is spooking peanut butter prices. the price of your favorite treats could be on the rise. that's "this week getting down to business." allison kosik, cnn, new york. the northeast gets pounded
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allegations unsubstantiated and thinly supported. politico said during cain's time as restaurant lobbyist, at least two women complained of sexually suggestive behavior. the power is returning to those across the northeast and mid-atlantic tonight. more than 4 million homes and businesses were in the dark after the storm blew through saturday. the power came back on for more than a million customers today. restoring the rest could take several days. the storm is blamed for at least five deaths. female veterans are having a harder time finding employment than others. it's 3.5% higher than for men leaving the military. it isn't clear why the rate would be higher for women, but add to this challenges of child care and a civilian world unaccustomed to women veterans.
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three are dead, three others missing after a grain elevator explosion in kansas. two others were hospitalized with burns. the blast at the bartlett grain company in atchison could be felt three miles away. stored grains can release toxic gases and cause explosions. qantas ordered to end their labor dispute. flights could resume on a limited schedule monday afternoon. but since the fleet was grounded saturday, 447 flights have been cancelled and 68,000 passengers impacted. an australian workplace tribunal issued the order saying they wanted to prevent significant damage to tourism. a flood in thailand left parts of the country under water. and more than 370 people dead and more than 100,000 have taken refuge in government shelters. the flooding began in july after
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heavy monsoon rains and what's even worse is disease can break out in the weeks to come. go to our website to find out how you can help out. we told you about that big storm that hit the northeast very early on. let's talk about that and your commute tomorrow. probably not going to be a good one, i already know. >> you know, the weather itself is going to be fine across much of the northeast, don, but we're going to have a lot of residual catch-up. there are only two big storms we're going to talk about in the next week ahead that will impact your weather as well. in the southeast, we've had the front here in south florida. it's been a rough night for you in miami-dade. that low pressure storm system there is going to ride up and become a big coastal storm. yes, once again, a coastal storm. but this time around, the computer models are bringing this one farther off to sea. it's something we're going to have to watch for tuesday in case there are any changes in that track. now, our second storm up here into the pacific northwest, this is the weaker storm system, but
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it is going to be diving down toward the south and east. there is cold air back behind it, so we're talking about another snowmaker for places like denver and plenty of snow into the high country. that's going to happen as you head into your wednesday. all right. what about tomorrow morning? we'll get to those specifics. tomorrow's commute tonight. city number 5, we are going with los angeles. dense fog is expected. visibility at less than a quarter mile at times. there is an advisory for tomorrow morning, so we'll expect flight delays, especially if you're going into los angeles. number 4, cincinnati. looking at some light rain showers. it will be scattered, but even cloud cover can cause delays there as well. city number 3, detroit, you're looking at rain as well. could be a little on the breezy side, so it's going to be a slow start for you in the morning. looking better, though, as you head into the afternoon. number 2, miami. thunderstorms, lots of rain. we've already got flooded roads. this is going to be an ugly mess
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for you folks, unfortunately, throughout the day tomorrow. and our city number one, worcester, massachusetts, and we picked wooster because of how terrible the conditions are there. thousands of people are without power. the national guard has been called out. more than a foot of snow has fallen, and there's so many tree limbs down all over the place. things are so bad in worcester that they can't go trick or treating for tomorrow night, because they think it's too dangerous for those kids to be out. they'll reschedule that for thursday. >> we wish them luck in that area. thank you, jacqui jeras. we appreciate it. thank you, we appreciate it. big stories in the week ahead, from washington to hollywood, our correspondents tell you what you need to know. we start at the white house. >> i'm dan lothian at the white house. before heading to the france on thursday where he'll focus on the global economy of the g-20 summits, president obama will welcome former british prime minister tony blair to the white house. i'm told there is no specific agenda but that they'll touch on
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a number of issues. that happens on monday. on tuesday, as he continues to make his case to the american people, president obama will sit down for interviews with local tv anchors from across the country. >> i'm kate baldwin on capitol hill. both the house and senate will be back in session this week. the senate will try to tackle some spending bills before moving quickly right back to the big political fight over jobs. moving to take over a piece of the president's jobs bill focused on infrastructure spending, for example, money towards rebuilding roads or bridges. the house will focus on taking up other jobs measures supported by house republicans, generally aimed at making it easier for businesses to raise money, and in their view, will then create jobs. but remember, another big focus will continue to be the super committee, as the 12 members try to hammer out a deal to reduce the deficit by nearly $12 trillion by december 23rd. most of the presidential candidates will spend much of the week in iowa, the first
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state to vote in the primary caucus calendar. on tap, a forum moderated a at gop party dinner on friday night. central bankers will meet and wall street will look forward to comments made on the state of the u.s. economy. all eyes will turn to france on thursday where the gs heads of state will have a two-day meeting. world markets will be monitoring that very closely, given europe's on going debt woes. on friday morning here in the u.s., we'll get the october jobs report from the labor report. we'll track it on cnn money. lindsay lohan expected in court on wednesday. she is going to find out if she's going to jail for violating her probation. also i'm looking forward to this, nick cannon stopping by to talk about his new tv gig and and the popular new website stars his twins. be sure to catch "entertainment
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an emotional scene at rutgers university as one of their injured players returned to the football field. eric la grand, number 52, was paralyzed last october. saturday he went onto the field in west virginia in a snowstorm. first time he's been with his teammates since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. he was hurt making a tackle against army. a bone marrow transplant can be difficult even under the best of circumstances. but when the patient is mixed race, finding a suitable bone marrow donor becomes difficult. this is the story of a young girl who must overcome great odds to get the medical treatment she needs. >> my birthday at chuck e.
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cheese. >> my mom was tell -- your mom was telling me you love chuck e. cheese. >> amonya cornelius just wants a normal childhood. >> you look like a perfect little girl. do you feel okay? >> yeah, okay. sometimes i have my ups and downs. aches and pains everywhere, but you still hurt. >> she has myelodysplastic syndrome. or mds. it means that her bone marrow doesn't produce enough blood cells. it could lead to leukemia if she doesn't get a bone marrow transplant. >> how did you feel when they first diagnosed her? >> i mean, as a daddy, it took everything out of me. >> finding a donor match is always difficult, but it's more difficult for amoni because she's biracial. >> with mixed race people, why it's so difficult is there are so many different combinations.
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tissue is so much more complex, and to match that with half an ethnicity, another half ethnicity, all kind of possibilities and it just explodes into the millions. >> mixed marrow is trying to lower the odds. >> just being mixed race myself, i know there wasn't any outreach specifically targeted to mixed race. we do community and college events and do the donor events there. >> if you're a mixed race background, consider joining. >> okay, i'm in. you talked me into it. >> it wasn't that hard? >> perfect. >> the swab is easy. waiting for a match is the hard part. how does that make you feel? >> it feels like you're cut off from the rest of the world. what they get to do and what i can't do. >> we don't want a pity party, we don't want any sympathy case. we want a cure. >> you want a bone marrow transplant. >> that's the only cure, is a bone marrow transplant. >> so we need a donor.
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>> reporting in america, soledad o'brien, in minneapolis. soledad o'brien's special report "black in america" airs sunday night at 8:p.m. eastern. it's called "the new promise land, silicon valley." a woman facing for her politics shows up unannounced to check on protesters. she has tough talk for the left, right and center and that's coming up next. ♪ ♪ a couple years of up all night ♪ ♪ and a few thousand diapers later ♪ ♪ oh, yeah ♪ he loves that little girl [ male announcer ] all her life, she's been coming toward you. now that she's driving, she's going the other way.
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it is time now for "no talking points". tonight, we focus on the occupy movement that started on wall street and spread around the world. while they say they're focusing on banks, they, their supporters and detractors are finding it hard not to insert politics. tonight, we hear from a blast from the past, someone no stranger to sit-ins and civil disobedience, 1960s activist, angela davis. >> we can't ignore we have a presidential election coming up in 2012. we're in the middle of it right now. what do you think this means for the country in political terms, does it benefit either party?
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>> i think we have to guarantee that the republicans aren't elected but we also have to put pressure on the democrats. we have to put pressure on obama administration so that, you know, some of the needs of the people of this country can be met. >> i think some people may be surprised that you said, you know, we have to put pressure on the obama administration and on democrats. follow up on that. >> well, as i was saying to the people who are involved in the occupation here in new york, obama was elected largely because of an upsurge of young people such as the upsurge of the occupy wall street movement. this is why a president was elected, a candidate was
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elected, who most people thought could never have a chance of achieving that goal. it was because young people refused to believe it was impossible to elect a black president, a black president who identified with a black radical tradition. they said it was possible when everyone else felt it was impossible. so it seems to me that this is the continuation of that movement. this is what should have happened in the immediate aftermath of the election, and perhaps we wouldn't be where we are today three years later. >> as you heard, davis is transparent about being a liberal and doesn't want a republican to win the white house but says pressure must be put on democrats. while davis is clearly ideological about her party affiliation, she lets no one including president obama off the hook. that is "the no talking point" segment tonight.
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>> put your hands out that window right now! put your hands out the window! turn around, turn around right now. see my gun? turn around. 6 >> i apologize. i was on my way, off-duty. ma'am. >> you got anything else on you. no off-duty weapons? >> i'm late for -- i'm late for work. i didn't know you were talking to me. >> what? >> on october 11th, this speeding miami police officer refused to pull over for a florida trooper, leading her in a chase in excess of 120 miles an hour. the officer's excuse when he was finally pulled over at gunpoint,
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as you saw and as you heard, he was late for a second job, so he was speeding. you know, it's almost november, which means it's time for another world series parade, led by budweiser's clydesdale, the cardinals travel through downtown st. louis today for a championship celebration with bands and the team's unofficial mascot, the rally squirrel. the cardinals finished their improbable run for the franchise's 11th world series tite. congratulations to them. it is halloween weekend. zombies took to the streets outside atlanta for the first annual marietta zombie walk. not your usual trick or treat. zombies of all ages donated canned goods for all families in need. >> we need all zombies inside the coral. all zombies, make their way inside of the corral. >> zombies are the new vampire. we're much cooler.
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you know, we don't eat much. don't glisten and glitter. we don't have love stories, we're zombies. >> the undead lives forever. ♪ >> the idea was gary hasty's love zombies. he wanted to do a family friendly zombie walk in his neighborhood. wanted to keep up with must to make it a food drive because he knew we were low on food in our food pantries. >> we were expecting for the first year, maybe 50, 60 people show up. i think we had 300 or 400 or so. >> for a good cause. no doubt inspired by "the walking dead," filmed in the atlanta area.

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