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show procedure. >> keanu reeves was born in this lebanese capital. >> what is beirut? >> robert? >> what is beirut? i actually had that before chris said it. >> to heck with the buzzer, just start blurting out answers. and it's not a true game of jeopardy unless they squeeze in a keanu reeves question. don't worry, chris matthews, you are tonight's champion on the ridiculist. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. good morning to you. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> good morning. i'm ali velshi. ashleigh banfield is on assignment. autopsy results from trayvon martin reveal he had injuries to his knuckles. that's according to cnn affiliate wftv in orlando. and we're digging into this
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three-page medical report from the family physician of accused killer george zimmerman, and it could become an important piece of evidence here because the day after martin was shot and killed, zimmerman visited his doctor. according to the records, he had a closed fracture of his nose and two black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head, and a minor back injury as well. martin savidge is joining us live from the cnn center in atlanta. martin, these developments seem to bolster zimmerman's argument that he killed trayvon martin in self-defense. >> that could be argued in two different directions, zoraida. the attorney that represents the family of trayvon martin is going to say it it doesn't necessarily prove that because what we don't know, despite the medical information that's coming now out of the discovery documents -- and this is all the information that the prosecution is now bringing forward that they have filed and must make available to the defense team. this is why this information is coming out now of the the special prosecutor, angela
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curry's office filed this information on monday. the medical report that shows the bruising on the knuckles, the autopsy report, when it comes to trayvon martin, the attorney for trayvon martin's family would say, look, trayvon martin was in the fight of his life against george zimmerman, and that's all this autopsy report would seem to reveal. ben crump speaking last night. listen. >> trayvon was fighting for his life. >> and you're saying that's why he would have injuries on his hands? >> absolutely. he was standing his ground. it was self-defense. if somebody got a gun, i want to fight for my life. >> so there you hear from ben crump, the attorney that represents trayvon martin's family. they don't necessarily say that the autopsy reports of the injuries on his hands are in any way an indication as to who started this altercation. and that's going to be key in a courtroom. >> martin, as we talk about this autopsy report, do we have any other details? because at issue here, a lot of
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people are questioning the bullet wound. how did it enter? was it from the back? was it from the front? do we know anything else from the details in the autopsy report? >> not yet. all we know -- and this actually came out from the original hearings held a couple of weeks ago. that bullet was fired, and it was a single shot, fired at very close range. the indication coming from that hearing that it appeared the weapon was either pressed against trayvon martin or just an inch or so away from trayvon martin. now that would seem to support the argument from george zimmerman that they are, in fact, in the struggle of their lives. but, again, it doesn't tell us who started it, and that will, of course, be vital in a courtroom. >> what were some of these other injuries sustained by george zimmerman that we're learning about? >> this is all coming, of course, when he went to the family doctor the day after the shooting incident. so what is pointed out is that he had what was called a closed fracture of his nose. he had two black eyes. he had an injury to his back,
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and, of course, he had the lacerations on the back of his head. again, the martin family's attorney would point out he didn't go to the hospital and he didn't have a concussion, which, again, if george zimmerman is saying his head is being beaten against the ground, if he's in fear of blacking out and losing his life, the injuries to the back of his head don't necessarily bear that out. this is going to come down to an argument of the experts when we get into a courtroom. >> really, at the end of the day, exactly what you said earlier. that is, who instigated the fight? martin savidge live for us in atlanta. thank you. >> you're welcome. the transportation security administration, the tsa, doesn't seem to get it. that sums up a new report from the department of homeland security's inspector general. it says the tsa is failing to adequately report, track, and fix security breaches at u.s. airports, like this one at newark liberty international airport where a man slipped into a secure area to kiss his girlfriend good-bye. that's a breach that shut the airport down for hours and
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delayed thousands of passengers. homeland security finds that only 42% of breaches are being reported to the tsa and the problems are being corrected only 53% of the time. we're going to find out much more about this interesting report and the breaches and the impact they have on you when we're joined by cnn aviation correspondent lizzie o'leary at 6:30 a.m. eastern. a massive manhunt is on for the husband of a bride found stabbed to death in her bathtub. police in burbank, illinois, right outside chicago, are looking for 34-year-old jimenez. he was last seen driving a black 2006 maserati after the wedding reception early saturday. his wife, a 26-year-old, was found stabbed to death on sunday still wearing her dress from the reception. jimenez is wanted on a first degree murder warrant. on a story we've been following, a georgia woman fighting for her life after
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contracting a rare flesh eating bacteria. this has been ravaging 24-year-old aimee copeland's body since a zip line accident two weeks ago. her leg and part of her abdomen had to be amputated. but her father told cnn's erin burnett her progress is nothing short of miraculous. >> doctors have been baffled. i understand one of the doctors went by, looked at her charts, and examined the vital signs and yesterday, you know, this just doesn't make any sense. we know it does make sense because we believe in miracles, and aimee is our miracle child. >> the strength of the human spirit there. andy copeland says doctors expect a, quote, roller coaster of highs and lows in aimee's recovery. and we could be witnessing the final hours of john edwards' corruption trial, and the former senator's attorneys still won't say whether he'll testify. his daughter cate is still expected to testify this morning, and they're considering calling former mistress rielle hunter to the stand.
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edwards faces up to 30 years behind bars for allegedly using illegal campaign contributions to cover up his affair with hunter. the mother of a mentally ill homeless man who died after a police beating has accepted a $1 million settlement from the city of fullerton, california. two of the officers who were seen repeatedly hitting 37-year-old kelly thomas face charges ranging from second degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. the beating was caught on tape. did you hear about this? a panel of fda advisers giving unanimous approval to an at home hiv test that can be sold over the counter. they say the test is safe and effective and the projected benefits far outweigh the potential risks of false positive and false negative results. federal health officials say 20% of the estimated 1.2 million americans living with hiv don't even know they're infected, and they risk spreading the virus. >> that's a big deal, the idea that you can skip the stigma and just get the test. >> the problem is the
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[ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. [ yawning sound ] okay. this could be a smoking gun for sudden acceleration. >> all right. so first of all, that's not a video game. that's not a simulation. if you had trouble understanding it, that's okay because it was in korean. korean officials are investigating this video which may show evidence that a car
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took off for no particular reason, peeling off at 80 miles an hour, before a crash you'll see in a moment that injured 17 people, including the two people in the car, who are a couple in their 60s. the couple's son claims he extracted the video from a black box data recorder in the hyundai, the kind that you see in planes. a couple of weeks ago hyundai announced that all its cars are now manufactured with brake override systems which are designed to stop sudden acceleration. >> since the crash or before? >> that's unclear to me. >> i didn't know they existed. it's a fascinating story. love to understand what they were saying. >> and whoever was driving that car, it's impressive they managed to keep it from crashing for that long. that felt like being in a video game or a simulator. doesn't feel normal. >> 20 minutes past the hour. let's get up to date. here's christine romans. huge developments in the trayvon martin death case.
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wftv reporting that the 17-year-old had injuries to his knuckles. according to a medical report compiled by zimmerman's family physician, zimmerman had a, quote, closed fracture of his nose, two black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head, and a minor back injury. the report could be introduced as evidence in zimmerman's murder trial. it appears to bolster his claim that he killed martin in self-defense, but the martin family attorney told our anderson cooper trayvon's injuries show the teen was fighting for his life. not much mystery in the oregon and nebraska primaries. mitt romney capturing both contests easily with more than 70% of the vote in each state last night. you can expect to hear a lot about the economy in the coming weeks from the former massachusetts governor. the romney camp planning to hammer president obama over the deficit. if you follow the polls, it's sure hard to tell whether barack obama or mitt romney is more popular among women voters. the latest cbs/"new york times" poll triggered quite a buzz
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yesterday when it revealed that romney had passed the president with a two-point edge among women. take a look at the latest gallup poll, tells a very different story, with the president holding a nine-point lead of over romney among women. and a hole that keeps growing wider and deeper in a houston neighborhood. it's wide enough to swallow a home. police are keeping a close eye. the hole was caused by a damaged drain pipe following a storm last week. a 14-year-old boy was banned from playing on the varsity girls field hockey team for being too good is now allowed back on the field. the athletics committee at southampton school on long island reversing its decision. we spoke to this young man last month. he sharpened his field hockey skills where he grew up in dublin, ireland. the school had ruled the 4'8", 82 pound boy, smaller than most of the girls on the team, posed
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a threat to the much older girls on the field. in the house right now, you can watch us any time on your desktop or mobile phone. go to cnn.com/tv, ali. >> you threaten me. >> and we get to play on the same team, right? >> exactly right. one of the guys on the floor was asking about the closed fracture. >> i don't know what that means. >> i looked it up. this is rudimentary, but it appears a closed fracture is when the skin isn't broken. there can be a fracture with the skin being broken. an open fracture is a break in the skin and the fracture. i'm just giving you my rudimentary analysis. >> a dreary start here in the northeast. it really was. could affect your travel plans today. rob marciano, my friend, has your weather update. good morning, rob. >> good morning, ali. philadelphia got hit pretty hard last night with heavy rain and thunderstorms that spawned a little flooding around town. that now over the new york city area. a little weaker but nonetheless rainfall from new york back
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through hoboken, hackhackensackd bridgeport to new haven. that will come through the day. if it's not raining where you are this morning, especially through the coastline, a decent amount of fog from boston down to philadelphia. that will slow down some travel on the roadways and at the airports. new york metro is included. philly, of course, boston included as well. later on today, once the cold front starts to push through, upstate new york, northern new england, and western parts of new hampshire, including the berkshires of western mass, you could see severe weather of hail and damaging winds. across the northwest, not good news for the folks fighting the fires across parts of arizona. just north of phoenix, this is the gladiator fire shot yesterday. only 5% containment there. four fires right now across parts of arizona. at best, those fires at 35% containment and over 12,000 acres burned. today's highs will be well up
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over 100 degrees. the next couple of days, the winds start to pick up and gets more treacherous there. rain on and off, muggy today with a high temperature of 79 up there in new york. ali, back up to you. >> rob, do you know where skelly town is? >> give me a state. >> no, then it would be no fun. >> that's fun. stump the weather guy. >> i do not, know. >> i'm putting you on the spot. listen to this next story. it's kind of kooky crazy. time for your early reads. a registered sex offender wins a city council seat in a small texas town. it's 60 miles east of amarillo. our affiliate kfda reports warren red mills used to be the mayor of skelly town, but he was forced to resign when residents learned of his past. mills served jail time for sexual contact without consent and probation for allegations of sexual contact with two minors. but in the city council election, mills received the most votes. he'll be swarn in later this month.
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an openly gay prosecutor has been rejected to serve as a judge in virginia. the richmond times dispatch is reporting that conservative republicans in the state house blocked prosecutor tracy thorn beglin from the judgeship. prosecutors argue that his sexuality and support of gay marriage would influence his judicial decisions. they also charge that the man, who was a former navy fighter pilot, violated the military's now defunct don't ask, don't tell policy by coming out publicly 20 years ago. if you're hoping the google glasses would turn your life into a scene from the "terminator" movie like this one. i was. sorry, looks like you're going to have to wait for that technology. cnet paid a visit to google and found google's initial promo video may have exaggerated a wee bit the way the information would be displayed on the google
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prove. a lot of talk about how this company has to diversify its board of directors before and after it goes public. right now there are seven men on that board, all very well established people. these are people that mark zuckerberg called in to advise him as this company was growing and developing. there are a lot of calls for there to be a woman and for there to be minorities on this board. i want you to listen to something that rachel sklar told me a couple of days ago. she's the founder of moving for women. >> there's a movement, now that facebook has become a public company torbgs have a womaned added to the board. 59% of facebook's users are women, and the liking activity that's generating all this interest is actually more than 60% generated by women. >> the growth in users is among women. the growth in liking activity is among women. you would think that facebook would want to have a woman there on its board. it does have cheryl sandberg,
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welcome back to "early start." i'm ali velshi in for ashleigh be banfield. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. autopsy report to trayvon martin revealed he had bruising on his knuckles. and the family doctor of george zimmerman revealed he had a closed fracture to his nose, two black eyes, lacerations to the back of his head, and a minor back injury one day after the shooting. police on a manhunt for a mann't wa wanted on a murder warrant for his new prescribe. estrella was found stabbed to death in her bathtub still in
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her wedding gown. an fda advisory committee giving its unanimous recommendation for the orsaquick hiv test to be sold over the counter. they're saying it's effective, and the benefits outweigh the risks. the u.s. military's most sophisticated jet, the f-22 raptor, has led the pentagon to put a tight leash on the plane. the f-22 raptor now must remain within proximity of potential landing locations in case a pilot gets dizzy, light headed, and nauseated and needs to put the plane down fast. officials at the pentagon said yesterday that defense secretary leon panetta wants to put safety first. >> secretary panetta believes the department must do everything possible to ensure pilot safety and minimize flight risks. he will continue to closely monitor the air force's efforts to enhance the safety of this very important aircraft. >> what's this about?
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this claims that pilots have come forward claiming that flying this plane is causing health problems. the air force grounded the plane in may of 2011 over similar concerns, but the f-22 was reinstated four months later. brian everstein is the writer from the air force times. he's been covering the story from the start. thank you for being with us. first of all, let's be clear on what the problem is. this is a highly sophisticated, highly maneuverable, probably one of the finest planes out there, but the pilots are claiming symptoms of hypoxia, which is a shortage of ooxygen, and claiming that it's disorienting them? >> that's correct. two pilots have come forward. and now one is asking for whistleblower status to say they do have concerns about the safety of the jet. as we learned from senator warner of virginia, that number has gone to nine, including a couple of flight surgeons who have come forward to express their concerns about the jet. >> here's what concerns me.
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some mechanics, who don't fly the plane but involved in testing it, claim the same symptoms while being on the ground. that's puzzling because hypoxia typically happens in the air where you're not getting enough oxygen. >> this were five ground maintainers who experienced similar symptoms in ground engine runs getting the raptor ready to fly. air force investigation is trying to identify a root cause for those five incidents as well. >> brian, this is a very sophisticated, very expensive plane that seems to do everything else well, but it's had a number of incidents and possibly two fatalities related to this. it does strike me that the air intake and the pressurization system is not the most sophisticated part of the fighter jet. why is it taking so long to get to the bottom thf? >> that's the air force's question as well. they've put their best minds together from nasa and the navy as well to identify a root cause and what is causing these problems in this jet? >> what's your best guess at
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this? i know you're not an aviator, but given what you've studied and what you've heard, what is the mechanics that may be causing this problem? >> that's the question. we're trying to get it. that's the question of the air force trying to get at with their study. so far, no root cause has come forward. >> the important part is there were some pilots who said n complaining about this and saying they didn't want to fly the planes, they were feeling there might be repercussions. the air force has come out and said no pilot who flies this plane, who doesn't want to fly it or complains of problems or mechanics who complain of problems are going to be penalized. >> that's correct. an air force general came and told congress that anyone who comes forward ss a whistleblower and there will not be repercussions toward them. >> they're keeping these planes close to the ground. as you said, they're bringing the navy in, bringing nasa in to look at this. they've got a task force looking at it, and they're going to -- leon panetta has said something about sort of putting stuff into
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it and fixing these planes one at a time. i guess four per month until next year? >> i have not heard that exact statistic. >> so we're going to -- we still don't know when this problem is going to be solved and when these planes are going to be back and operational. just to be clear, they've never been used in any real mission. >> no. they have been -- a few have been deployed to southwest asia within the past few weeks. >> brian, thank you very much for being with us. good to talk to you. brian everstein is a staff writer with "air force times." at 7:00 eastern on "starting point," we'll have illinois congressman adam kinzinger about the restrictions on the f-22 and whether they go far enough. he's a pilot with the air national guard and has been very vocal about the problems with the f-22.
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cgovernor carey booker know for getting people out of buildings. a video posted by governor christie poking fun at the mayor's super status. >> governor, you guys have any problems you want me to handle like a fire anywhere, people trapped? >> no. >> like a bad automobile accident where you need me to help some folks? >> nothing like that. >> maybe a cat in the tree? >> no, i think we're all set here. >> trooper, what have we got? >> mayor, thank you for coming. there's a two alarm fire on state street, a car broken down on route 1, and a little girl lost her cat in a tree. >> as you were. governor, i got this. booker. >> that's just an excerpt. there's so much more. i'm going to send out a link on twitter. >> you've got cory booker as your mayor and chris christie as a governor, and those are two
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are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. welcome back. it is 39 minutes past the hour. good morning to you new york. it is 58 degrees. very hazy, tough driving conditions. a little bit later, 72 degrees, and we're going to continue with the rain and the thunderstorms. we could see the number of college students considered alcoholics actually hit 40%, but not because more kids are drinking heavily. it is because what defines an alcoholic may be changing now. cnn's alina cho is here with this story. this is quite a talker. >> it is. it's really remarkable, zoraida, if you think about it. good morning, everybody. psychiatrists and specialists are literally redefining the term alcoholic.
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if you've ever woken up from a blackout in college, guess what? you are one under new guidelines due to be released exactly a year from now. and you're not alone. 24 million more americans could be diagnosed as having some sort of addiction. that is 60% of the country. whether it's drugs or alcohol or even shopping or gambling. the new guidelines are included in a revision of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, or dsm. if you haven't heard of it, it's important. it's the nation's arbiter of mental illness, the so-called psychiatric bible. there are two ways of categorizing medical problems. there's substance abuse. that refers to a short term problem that includes binge drinking in college, and something called substance dependence, meaning a long-term problem like alcoholism. under the new guidelines, only one diagnosis for addiction, to
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varying degrees, mild, moderate, or severe. doctors are adding to the list of symptoms of addiction while at the same time reducing the number of symptoms needed for a diagnosis, which could mean millions more people could be labeled addicts even without picking up another drink. what's more, for the first time, the manual would also include gambling as an addiction and could include a category called behavioral addiction, which is so broad that some doctors fear that just about anyone could be labeled an addict in any category, whether it's shopping or sex, internet or video games. why is this all so important? for a variety of reasons, but largely because this is the standard that the government embraces and it also dictates whether health insurance like medicare or medicaid will pay for treatment. if you think about it, more people, as much as 20 million more people are going to be diagnosed. that could be potentially 20 million more people that could be treated. >> and the labeling and the
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stigma. there's so many more layers. can we talk about the pros and the cons? >> there are at least two sides to this issue. supporters say that untreated illness obviously a big problem. with the expanded definition of addiction, this will ensure that more people who are actually sick get diagnosed and get the help they need. opponents on the other side argue this will inflate the number of people categorized as addicts and cause hundreds of millions of dollars of what could be unnecessary treatment. the people who are proponents of this will get treated early. other people saying on the other side, this will create false epidemics and the medicalization of everyday behavior. but it will be interesting to see. they've got a year from now, 162 experts are actually rewriting the manual. a year from now it will come out. we'll have to see what the final product is. in the meantime, a lot of people are talking about it. >> definitely. it's quite the talker. i worry about the stigma behind
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it. a lot of kids drink a lot in college. it is kind of good to be able to identify if there's a problem. at what point do you identify a problem? >> that's right. where do you draw the line? that's the big question that people are debating. >> thank you for pointing this all out to us. we appreciate it. alina cho. ali, back to you. >> great conversation. it is 5:44 in the east. 44 minutes after the hour. time to get your update from christine romans. good morning, christine. >> good morning, ali. according to a report compiled by his family physician, george zimmerman had a closed fracture of his nose, two black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head, and a minor back injury one day after shooting trayvon martin to death. the report could be introduced as evidence in zimmerman's murder trial. it appears to bolster his claim that he killed the unarmed teen in self-defense. a norwegian man sets himself on fire and tries to break into the trial of admitted mass murderer anders breivik. witnesses say the man shouted shoot me as he was tackled by police.
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he was taken to the hospital suffering serious injuries to his torso. police say they don't know what his motive is. breivik is on trial for the massacre of 77 people last july. a new york judge rescinded the restraining order against this woman, alec baldwin's accused stalker, 44-year-old genevieve sabarin, a one-time access. she was arrested outside alec baldwin's home last month. she's accused of hounding him with e-mails and texts. they it met on set a few years ago. she was booked on counts of harassment and stalking. and a gruesome, gruesome crime scene in port st. john, florida. a woman fatally shot her four children, ages 12 to 17, and took her own life. three of those kids had gone to the neighbor's house for help, but they were called back to the home by their mother. once inside, police say she shot and killed them all. there's no cure for alzheimer's disease, but can it
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be prevented? federal health officials announcing a drug trial aimed at stopping this brain wasting disease before it starts. it will focus on people at very high risk for developing alzheimer's but who have yet to show any symptoms. the obama administration says its goal is to wipe out alzheimer's by 2025. more than 5 million americans suffer from alzheimer's disease. plane carrying the new president of france gets struck by lightning. no one was hurt, but the jet was forced to turn back to paris. president francois hollande was on his way to berlin to meet with german chancellor angela merkel. he boarded a second flight. his first words to his new partner in the crisis, i'm sorry for being late. actress hilary swank is suing an entertainment company for using pictures of her without permission. the company called roberts home video used pictures from swank's "million dollar baby" in home video claims. it violated her rights of
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privacy, and she is seeking unspecified damages. one thing you need to know today about her money. home affordability. new numbers show home affordability is better than it's ever been. the relentless decline in home prices appears to be slowing. mortgage rates at record lows. follow me on cnn to a link for a cnn money calculator for how much house you can afford, zorai zoraida, and if this is maybe the time for to you get into real estate. >> i'm actually thinking about that, christine. >> what a timely discussion. >> i will send you my calculator. >> thank you very much. 47 minutes past the hour. he tripped and landed on his chain saw neck first, and he is actually alive to talk about it today >> no way. >> an arborist named kevin murphy says he was cutting down brush along the road in pennsylvania last month when he slipped, and he -- oh, my goodness, he landed on a chainsaw. you see that right there. that's quite a scar he has. doctors told murphy he came just centimeters away from hitting a
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major vein or artery and losing his life. not only did he live to tell about it, he's joking about it. >> a guy i worked with for a long time calls me cutthroat kevin. my sister is saying i put bolts in my neck and i look like frankenstein. it wasn't my time, honestly. it should have been in all reason. that chainsaw should have just took me out. >> how many of you believe that, right? it just wasn't his time, he believes. isn't that something? >> i do think he thinks it's funny that he gets called pez dispenser and cutthroat kevin. >> that took more than 80 stitches to close it up. it happened, listen to this, on his 49th birthday. >> so you don't have to do anything good for any of his other birthdays because nothing's going to top having your neck cut by a chainsaw. >> oh, my goodness. usually it's the kids pulling a prank on their teachers. not this time. how the teachers got the last
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we got lots of cool things for you today. 59 minutes past the hour. time to look at what is trending this morning? it's a remorseless eating machine. 6'6", 350 pound bill whizeth is the real life homer simpson. he's protesting outside chuck's place. it's a restaurant that offers all you can eat fish fry. he's accusing the place of false advertising because the staff cut him off after he packed away a dozen pieces of fish, just a dozen, and a few of the plastic lobsters on the wall, we understand. >> we asked for more fish, and they refused to give us any more fish. i think that people have to
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stand up for consumers. >> i love this. he's really serious. the restaurant says they were running out of fish and patience, and bill has been a problem customer, that's what they're calling him, and has a tab he has not paid off. they still say they sent him home with a take-out bag filled with eight more pieces of fish. teachers busting a move in a high school prank that turned the tables on their students. they asked kids at abby kelly foster school in massachusetts to tape student interviews. take a look. ♪ ♪ >> so they're dance bombing the students while they're taping these interviews to the tune of whitney houston's i want to dance with somebody. most students say they have no clue what's going on in the background. >> that's somebody's father in
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the background, you know. >> very, very funny. i'd love to talk to the students after they watched this video. >> how lazy can we get? we'll show you this lazy. this is the latest compact honda. it's a personal mobility device. it's sort of like a mobile office chair or a mini segway that moves in all directions. some joking it looks like wall-e's girlfriend. it's not available to the public yet. we don't have a price tag. here's my problem. we have an obesity epidemic, and this is what we're working on. >> i like the fact in the promotional videos we're all slim people. i'm not sure that makes a lot of sense. sacha baron cohen's new film "the dictator" arrives today. he's been everywhere promoting it, including a trip in character to jon stewart. >> it's been a difficult year
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for you. let's not mince words. let's not lie. you've lost kim jong-il, dead. gadhafi, dead. osama bin laden, dead. who do you play cards with now? who do you play bridge with now with those gentlemen gone? >> rick santorum. i like him despite his liberal views, but you are right. all the big dictators are gone, gadhafi, kim jong, hussein, jamie. i lost these friends. i miss them. gadhafi, i miss you. sorry. i mean, gadhafi, i miss you. i don't have a nuclear weapon, wink, wink. i am winking, which means that i am lying. the one you should be careful of is north korea. they are just years away from developing a boat capable of
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i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm ali velshi. first, dramatic developments in the trayvon martin case. autopsy results reveal the teenager had injuries to his knuckles when he died. that's according to cnn affiliate wftv in orlando. also new this morning, we're digging into a three-page medical report from the family physician of accused killer george because the day after martin was shot and killed zimmerman visited his doctors and according to the records he had a closed fracture of his nose, two black eye, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury. closed fracture is one in which the skin is not split apart. martin savidge joins us live. these developments seem to bolster zimmerman's argument he killed trayvon martin as an act of self-defense. what do you make of it? >> reporter: i think it's probably going be to argued both ways. now, of course the defense team
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for george zimmerman is going to maintain the injuries that came from his hands, the bruising of the knuckles would suggest that trayvon martin was in a fight with george zimmerman. i don't think anybody can test that fact. the question is who began that fight. now, george zimmerman maintains that it was trayvon martin who started the fight, walked up to him, punched him to the nose and began beating his head against the sidewalk. the family of trayvon martin says, it was george zimmerman, you'll remember, that started this. ben crump talked specifically about this autopsy information and the bruising on the hands. listen. >> trayvon was fighting for his life. >> you say that's why he would have injuries on his hands. >> absolutely. he was standing his ground. it was self-defense. if somebody got a gun i want to fight for my life. >> reporter: that's precisely the argument both sides are
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making? >> we've heard a lot about george zimmerman's injuries. what else can you tell us about those? >> reporter: well, a couple of things. you already pointed out what the injuries were, two black eyes, he had a closed fracture of the nose and lacerations on the back of his head and back injury. keep in mind this was all diagnosed as a result of him going to his family physician the day after the altercation and shooting of trayvon martin. again, the attorneys for trayvon's family will say, look, he didn't go to the hospital that night. he didn't suffer a concussion. if his head was truly being beaten against the ground and if this was a life and death struggle going to the doctor the next day does not necessarily bear that out. the defense will say, no, that's keeping right in line with their defense portrayal. ali? >> martin, thanks. martin savidge in atlanta. the transportation security administration does not seem to get it. apparently that sums up a new
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report from the department of homeland security inspector general saying they are failing to report and fix breaches at airports. the man slipped into a secure area to kiss his girlfriend good-bye. that is a breach that shut down the airport for hours and delayed thousands of passengers. homeland security finding only 42% of breaches are being properly reported and they're being corrected only 53% of the time. we'll find out how much more about that report and the breaches and how they may impact you when we're joined by lizzie o'leary at 6:30 eastern. >> some might have found that romant romantic. >> closes down the airport. do it before she gets to that point. >> you're right. he was a slow kisser. four wildfires burning in arizona with high winds making it difficult for firefighters to
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battle the flames. they're hoping to stop the gladiator fire. so far none of it contained consuming more than 1,700 acres and everyone living in the prescott national forest has been told to get out. the mother of a mentally ill homeless man after dying after police beating him has received a settlement. two officers seen repeatedly hitting the man face charges from involuntary murder to ma manslaught manslaughter. >> the former senator, john edwards, says still doesn't know whether he'll be asked to testify or won't say. edwards' daughter cait is expected to testify and the defense is still considering calling rielle hunter to the stand. edwards faces up to 30 years
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i know it's early and you're getting ready. this is what it looks like when a car takes off by itself. and that is the crash. the language you're hear something korean which is why it would be difficult to understand. korean officials are investigating this video which may show evidence that sudden acceleration caused a horrible crash that injured 17 people including the two who were in
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the car who are a couple in their 60s. it was going 80 miles an hour when it rear ended another car. the couple's son claims he extracted the video from a black box data recorder in the hyundai, the kind you find in airplanes. we're interested in finding out what happened. >> i had no idea they had data recorders. >> hyundais said they have them -- i don't know when they started doing them but they have them in their new car. >> let's get you up-to-date. here's christine romans. >> a dramatic turn in the trayvon martin case. one day after shooting the unarmed teen to death george zimmerman had a closed fracture of his nose, two black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury. now, that's according to a medical report compiled by zimmerman's family physician. the report could be introduced as evidence in zimmerman's trial. it appears to bolster his claim that he killed martin in self-defense. police investigators in
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florida they will don't know what drove a young mother to kill her four children and herself. three of the four kids ages 12 to 17 sought help from a neighbor before the mother tanya thomas called them back into the house and she fired the fatal shots. she sent a text asking that she and her children be cremated together. are you ready for another o.j. simpson trial? he hired a lawyer that claims his case was so badly mishandled that he should be released from prison and granted a new trial. he's serving 9 to 33 years for a 2008 conviction on armed robbery and kidnapping charges. if you're a poll watcher hard to tell whether president obama or mitt romney is more popular among women voters. the latest poll triggered quite a buzz yesterday when that poll revealed romney had passed the president with a two-point edge among women but then there's this latest gallup poll.
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the president holds a nine-point lead over romney among women. the white house is thanking our military families with a free admission to our nation's monuments and national parks, part of a celebration of armed forces day is this saturday. members of the military and their families eligible tore free annual passes to 2,000 park locations. they normally cost 80 bucks. part man, part mp3 player. a guy named dave herben implanted magnets into his wrist so he could wear his ipod nano as a watch. the magnets implanted in his wrist are specifically placed to hold on to the four corners of the nano. more comfortable than wearing that annoying wristband. just magnets under your skin. watch us any time, just go to cnn.com. what do you have implanted and war? >> i have a chip like you put in
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a dog. i have an f -- rfid chip -- i did it for a story. >> it's still in there. >> you can feel it. >> put your hand and feel it. >> oh, my goodness. how weird is that. it doesn't travel. >> it's passive. it doesn't do anything. it is not magnetic but works on radio frequency waves. there was no information -- you could in theory keep information on it. >> you always surprise me, velshi. >> all the time we've known that, you did not know. >> implanted in your body. >> and you feel it. that's why i don't judge people who put magnets inside their bodies. >> that will be reserved for us. >> weird disclosures about me. let's move on to something less about me. how about that dreary weather out in the northeast and the effect it could have on your travel plans. rob, no need to comment. >> i've just begin to comment. first of all, the company all allowed you to do that so they
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could track you. if you're turned into the local pound which is likely -- >> ouch. >> i'm for wearing -- yeah -- >> you' are going to come and claim me. >> i have butt implants. the philadelphia heaviest rain is about to get through the nyc area. not the front that will come through so moisture will hang around. if you're not getting rain right now you probably have fog in low-lying moisture so poor visibilities that will affect not only roadway travel but at the airport, as well. big airports including new york city, philadelphia, boston, you'll deal with low clouds and visibility. san francisco, as well. once the front comes through, upstate new york, the adirondack, western mass, green mountains of vermont and new hampshire will see the threat of seeing severe weather potentially most likely large hail and damaging winds. isolated tornadoes but could get
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rough after 2:00 especially. there's your front cooler behind it for chicago and still dre dreadfully hot in the southwest. a town in texas seeing this. you know, we've been talking about sinkholes in florida. well, this town, now, the brezos river -- there's a pipe that got damaged. well, now the water is not going through the pipe. it's going through this earth and now it's creating this massive drainage ditch, aka sinkhole and i'm getting closer to neighbors and they may have to start evacuating homes and really have no way to solve that problem there, ali. if you have any good ideas. >> you would think with all the engineering problems we can solve drainage and sinkholes would be one. the second day in a row we've been reporting on hem. >> water is a powerful thing and difficult to control. >> rob, good to see you.
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a draud mreejic gets restored function in his hand because of a medical breakthrough. the location of the spinal cord damaged at the c-7 vertebrae, the lowest neck bone allowed surgeons to avoid operating on the spine itself. instead, they rerouted nerves in the patient's still upper healthy arms. he's regained the ability to pinch, feed himself and write. although he still needs help doing that. pretty amazing, zoraida. >> it is. i have something pretty amazing too. a new tech device that could help save american lives in afghanistan. all oallowing u.s. soldiers to see their enemies before they strike. the throwbot and this week's innovation. you can drop it from a three-story building. known as the throwbot this is helping soldiers and machines e
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detect ieds. >> it's a 1.2-pound reconnaissance device that's throwable that they use for situational awareness. you get a live video feet of what's going on. >> steer it by remote control and see what it sees. >> the recon can be deployed in less than five seconds. pull the pin, flip the switch, ready to go. >> it lets you see in the dark, small enough to fit in a backpack or pocket. >> its size, the bigger systems were 30 pound, 50 pound, a lot to carry for soldiers. >> the u.s. military is using over 2,000 systems and more than 400 employs s.w.a.t. teams are using the throw-bot. >> something like this could save lives if it does get shot out, you're not coming out shot at. you can get eyes inside before you go in. >> remarkable technology.
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>> pretty amazing. hey, we've been talking about facebook a lot and questions about diversity on facebook's board today. you might be surprised by who is not represented in the board. maybe you won't be, zoraida. >> for an expanded look at our top stories head to cnn.com/ear cnn.com/earlystart. ♪ ♪ why do you whisper, green grass? ♪ [ all ] shh! ♪ why tell the trees what ain't so? ♪ [ male announcer ] dow solutions use vibration reduction technology to help reduce track noise so trains move quieter through urban areas all over the world. together, the elements of science and the human element can solve anything. [ all ] shh! [ male announcer ] solutionism. the new optimism. [ man announcing ]] solutionism. what we created here.
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the dow and s&p 500 lost half a percent, the nasdaq down a third of a percent. >> facebook also under a microscope. the ipo is two days away. let's bring in christine romans. new reports that facebook is going to be -- first we had they were increasing the price range, now increasing the size. >> so adding to the frenzy that is facebook, a frenzy of reports from unnamed sources close to the company, bloomberg reporting this. they will raise the size of the ipo. we told you many times they say they're going to issue 337 million shares. now these reports say they're going to up the size of the ipo to more than 420 million shares because of a lot of interest in this ipo. at the same time, remember, though, this is an ipo. ipos are always risky for new investors because we don't have really a track record for this company that's been public. eight years ago mark zuckerberg was in a dorm room in harvard.
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models and business plans, the like, we'll start seeing more of those in the months ahead. one plan interesting about facebook, it's not a diverse board. seven members, all men, talented men and who have been helping mark zuckerberg grow the company but rachel sklar is interested in changing the ratio is pointing out there will be calls and serious push to get more women on this board. listen. >> there has been a movement now that facebook is going to become a public company to have a woman added to the board. 55% of facebook's users are women and the liking activity that is generating all this interest is actually more than 60% generated by a woman. >> of course, you know, a lot of people say the big grown-up there is cheryl sandberg, one of the most women in tech but there are a lot of calls for facebook to do more about the diversity
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of its board. >> in fairness most boards, most tend to be men. >> i am not surprised by this. >> the interesting report from rachel is women are driving facebook's business. women are the ones -- even the adopters now of technology are women and minorities in a faster, faster pace and make sure there's that representation and advice on the board. also want to point out we'll talk about it later but greece bears watching here this morning. greece is going to have to have new elections. $300 billion economy still a real problem for europe and a real problem for the u.s. a small economy in the scheme of things but also closely watching greece and its developments. >> you should too if you have a 401(k) because it will hit the markets again. >> why does it affect me? i'm a believer, the two of you -- >> it affects you because 5% of the value of your stock portfolio has been wiped out in a month. >> you'll be back with that so thank you very much. 25 minutes past the hour.
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a serious gap in what could be the last line of defense against terrorism. coming up what the tsa is apparently not doing about security breaches at our nation's airports. you'll want to stay tuned to for that. [ mechanical humming ]
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29 minutes past the hour. welcome back to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm ali velshi in for ashleigh banfield. here's what's happening at half pour the hour. a potential game changer in the trayvon martin case, one day after the shooting george zimmerman had a closed fracture of his nose. two black eye, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury. now, that is according to a medical report compiled by zimmerman's family physician.
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the mother of a mentally ill homeless man who died after a police beating has accepted a $1 million settlement from the city of fullerton, california. two of the officers who were soon repeatedly hitting 37-year-old kelly thomas face charges ranging from second degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. a rapid at-home test for hiv is a step closer to reality. an fda add viz advisory commiss giving a recommendation for this oral hiv test. it's safe, effective and that the benefits outweigh the risks, they say. a federal report shedding light on security breaches at airports. it shows almost half go unreported. so today the house homeland security committee is holding a hearing to find out why that happens. our aviation and regulation correspondent lizzie o'leary joins me live from washington and i was reading this report.
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i'm dumbdumbfounded. a little worried. >> what we're talk something a series of security breaches but it means things that made it through the checkpoints, people got into areas where they shouldn't or in one case as in newark airport, the body of a dead dog that made it on toairplane without being screened for explosives. this was all started with some concern from senator frank lautenberg who represents new jersey because a lot of these happened at newark airport so he asked for this report and here are the big findings i want to break down for you, about 42% of these breaches went unreported and that means they weren't collected in tsa central data system. the airports didn't fix about half of the causes and then this is really the big one here, tsa doesn't comprehensively track all of these things so instead of having a holistic picture of how this is working at newark and the six other airports or the five other airports that
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they looked at, six altogether they have a scatter-shot picture and that would make it harder for tsa to take the 30,000-foot view and figure out how to correct some of these patterns and whether there are patterns to begin with. >> these are the only airports that they actually looked at. do we have a list of those airports? >> we don't. those were redacted so we know that newark is one of them but we don't know what the others were. we know they were busy airports and the tsa for their part says, look, we agree with a lot of these recommendations and are working on it. >> there are a lot of rules and regulations and the fact that they don't fix some of these breaches, i think, is very scary there, so what are they suggesting should happen next? >> well, they're suggesting they do want this kind of systemwide reporting system. they have one. it just seems that officers -- >> not working. >> -- aren't particularly good
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at using it and there needs to be more of a push from leadership to make sure they're looked at and say we agree with that and are putting it in place. a lot of these were 2010, 2011 and tsa is saying, we get it. we want to move forward with it and behooves everyone to be on top of this. >> i think it was at newark they actually got a knife through. am i right? >> yes, you are. >> i'm going to switch gears on you. we found you online at "jeopardy." you were competing on "jeopardy." tell me about the experience. >> it was fun. i did well going up into final jeopardy, i was leading but i choked in the end. the most important thing here is i was playing for a charity here in d.c. that does after-school tutoring and teaches kids to like reading and writing and the
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kids have published two books of their work but also i got to compete with robert gibbs so it was fun to be on a level playing field. >> what was the question that stumped you. >> ah, it was this american has won an emmy, the mark twain prize and the spin garn medal. you guys know it? >> no clue. anybody in the control room want to chime in? somebody want to cheat with me? have no idea. >> bill cosby. >> no? >> yep. >> i bet you'll never forget that again, right? >> right. >> lizzie o'leary, good for you. that looked like a lot of fun. you were the only girl there so i have to point that out. good for you. >> thanks. >> 34 past the hour. later on "starting point" we'll talk to the man with oversight on the tsa, chairman mike rogers at 7:30 eastern.
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>> okay, so hoy did president obama do in 2011, last year? politics, well, the history will have to decide that but his financial state seems pretty rosie. according to disclosure forms released tuesday, the obamas held assets totaling between 2.6 and more than $8 million last year. those disclosures come in a range which are why they're that big. he has treasury notes valued between 1 million and $5 million. a checking account at jpmorganchase holding another $500,000 to $1 million and his book bringing in between 100,000 and $1 million, same range for his children he work "of thee i sing." >> 35 minutes past the hour. cory booker has been called a superhero. we all have from shoveling
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people out of blizzards, pulling a woman out of a burning home. how do you compete with that? governor chris christie is trying to do so. the governor's office poked fun at the mayors hands-on approach to leading. check it out. >> governor. >> hey. you guys got any problems you want me to handle like a fire anywhere, people trapped? >> no. >> like a bad automobile accident where you need me to some some folk. >> nothing like that. >> maybe a cat in a tree. >> no, i think we're all set here. >> cooper what, do we got? >> mayor, there is a two-alarm fire on state street, a car broken down on route one and a little girl has lost her kid in a tree. >> as you were. >> governor, i got this. >> booker. >> what was that? >> hey, steve, hey, listen, i got to get going. i think we have a flat tire here. i'll hang up first. good-bye.
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>> hey, gov, sit tight. i got this. >> booker. >> absolutely. >> oh. >> governor, stand back. i got this. i got this. >> booker. >> that was my favorite one -- >> two guys with a good sense of humor. they are politically as far apart as you can get but both appeal to the media and in a state like that new jersey, folks big spirited tend to like these two. >> they did it together is fantastic. 37 minutes past the hour, mr. velshi. >> 20 more americans -- 20 more million americans are about to become addicts, the how and the why. you'll want to pay attention to it after the break. a quick travel of your travel forecast with rob marciano. >> the rains are moving out of jersey across the river and into connecticut now and eastern lyle and once these exit we're looking for fog to replace it in
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the form of dense fog so the airport also see issues today especially new york metro, philadelphia and boston and then once the front comes through later on this afternoon we get heating of the day. upstate new york, eastern new york especially and the green mountain state of vermont maybe under the gun for seeing severe weather in the form of hail and gusty winds. cooler in chicago, still toasty out in the desert southwest battling fires in arizona. 84 in denver, 64 in chicago and 79 once the rain exits new york city. "early start" is coming right back. so, ah, your seat good?
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alcoholic hit 40%. not because they're drinking more heavily because what def e defines an alcoholic might be changing. alina cho has been investigating this. >> a water cooler story of the day. it's remarkable, health experts are literally redefining the term alcoholic and if you've ever woken up from a blackout in college, guess what, you are one under new guidelines due to be released a year from now. you're not alone, in fact, 20 million more americans could be diagnosed as having some sort of addiction. that's 60% of the country. whether it's drugs or alcohol or listen to this, even shopping or gambling. the new guidelines are included in a revision of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorder, that's a mouthful otherwise known as dsm. if you haven't heard of it, you should, the nation's arbiter of mental illness, the so-called psychiatric bible. here's what you need to know. currently there are two ways to
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categorizele problem, substance abuse. that refers to a short-term problem then there's substance dependence. that means a long-term problem like alcoholism. now, under the new guidelines only one diagnosis for addiction but with varying degrees. a big reason why more will be diagnosed, doctors are adding to the list of symptoms of addiction while also reducing the numbers of symptoms needed for a diagnosis which could mean millions more people could be labeled addicts even without picking up another drink. what's more, listen to this, for the first time, the manual would include gambling as an addiction and could include a category called behavioral addiction which is so broad that some are fearing doctors could label just about anyone an addict in any category whether it's shopping or sex, internet or video games so why is this all so important? for a variety of reasons but mostly because it's the standard
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that the gooft uses and it also dictates whether someone who is diagnosed with an addiction will get treatment and, of course, when you're talking about health treatment, you're talking about millions, possibly hundreds of millions of dollars. >> if you could get diagnosed with secret insurance can pay for the treatment. but some of these definitional changes are interesting. for instance, in alcoholism they're looking at people who drink more than intended. does that mean if i thought i was going for one drink and ended up going for two on a regular basis, could that fall into -- >> voob there's a lot of debate, 162 medical experts who are actually contributing to the rewriting of this manual. so far, you're just looking at a draft version right now. there have been 25,000 comments already from government agencies, hospitals, treatment centers but you are right. untreated illness is such a big problem this will actually ensure that more people who are getting sick will get diagnosed and get the help they need.
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opponents will argue this will artificially inflate the number categorized as addicts and cost hundreds of millions in what could be unnecessary treatment. so the pros, more people will get treatment who need it and the cons are that some critics, i love this term, say what it will lead to is the medicalization of everyday behavior so you're right it's a very fine line. how do you define what is an addict? very difficult. part of me wants to think that if we're all walking around a little bit messed up -- >> we need to get fixed. >> the two sides. alina, great to see you. >> you bet. >> zoraida? >> thank you very much. we have a look at "starting point." >> good morning to you. let's talk football. new york giants qb eli manning coming to the studio. we'll talk how -- i hear the whoos in the studio.
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let's get you up-to-date. >> trayvon martin case, one day after that shooting, accused murderer george zimmerman had a closed fracture of his nose. two black eye, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury. that's according to medical records compiled by zimmerman's family physician and cnn affiliate wftv in orlando is reporting hisautopsy shows he had injuries to his knuckles when he died.
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the martin family attorney telling anderson cooper proves the teen was fighting for his life. a norwegian man sets himself on fire and tries to break into the trial of admitted mass killer andersbra. breivik. he was taken to the hospital suffering serious injuries to his torso. breivik is on trial for the massacre of 77 people last july. a new york judge has extended the restraining order after ail beck baldwin's accused stalker. genevieve sabourin was arrested o outside his new york city homele accused of hounding him. they met on a set years ago. she was booked on five misdemeanor counts harassment and stalking. a plane carrying the new president of france was hit by lightning.
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president francois hollande was on his way to berlin to meet angela merkel and boarded a second flight. >> look at me, sam. >> wow, this next story will bring tears to your eyes. a golden retriever named sam dog paddling for his life following the voices of his owner and firefighters trying to guide him to safety. sam's owner says he took him off his leash for a second and he ran down steps and was kept asway into the strong cold current of the merrimac river. they guided him to a spot where a firefighter rappelled down a wall and plucked him out of the water. >> i can't believe it. he's my best friend. saved two lives tonight, the dog's and mine. >> sam and his best friend are doing fine and more proof that dogs are so smart. greece's problems are driving european stocks lower. greece's president is now warning of a possible run on the banks in greece.
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increasing concerns that greece may leave the european union. ali, already there's been an incredible flight of the money out of the banks in greece and a concern that that will continue. >> yeah, takes your mind back to discussions that we had in 2008 about what happens when there is a run on the bank where people don't trust that the bank can keep their money safe. loans stop and that has an effect around the world of how connected we are, something going on in greece right now in terms of banks and loans we worry could have an effect here. >> for the moment probably not too worried but those who follow it closely, we worry about these things, keep it close to our information flow. at the moment i don't think it affects us too much but we're watching closely. >> who would vote for a registered sex offender? that's what some people in one texas community are asking this morning. we'll have that story for you after the break. [ sneezes ]
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it is 56 minutes past the hour. time for "early read." 60 miles east of amarillo. kfda reports warren redmills was forced to resign when residents learned of his past. he served jail time for sexual contact without consent and sexual contact with two minors or allegations of. he received the most votes. he will be sworn in later this month. >> if you were hoping the new google glasses that we've talked about would turn your life into a scene from "the terminator" movie, for instance, like this one.
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>> that would be so cool. >> i need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle. >> yeah. that would be cool but you're going to have to wait for that technology. cnet paid a visit to google and found their promotional video may have exaggerated the way information would be displayed on the glasses. instead of a terminator style full-view overlay the current prototype will display it slightly above the eye like an umbrella. >> at the eye level of an umbrella. it looks kind of like your glasses, by the way. >> you don't know what i see. company spokesman says it's too early to know all of the functions they will have but photo sharing will be an option.
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for an expanded look head to our blog, cnn.com/earlystart. >> that's it for "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm ali velshi. "starting point" with our good friend brooke baldwin starts right now. >> we don't see ali velshi without his glasses. i'm just saying, you never know. i'm brooke baldwin sitting in for zoraida sambolin and our starting point, broken nose, black eyes, george zimmerman's medical report, is it possibly proof he was attacked or that trayvon martin was fighting for his own life. >> we'll look that with a live report. also, air sick. the pentagon now putting restrictions on the most sophisticated, the most stealth expensive fighter jets ever. i'm talking $400 million a plane here for the health and safety of its pilots. is that going far enough? also looser guidelines for diagnosing addiction. listen to this, 40% of college students are alcoholics. 40%. will this help?

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