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the unemployment rate ticked up .10 of a point to 8.2% because more people got back into the labor pool. economical economically, it all adds up to bad news. politically, it depends which side of the fence you're on. >> it's pretty clear the american people are still asking the question, where are the jobs? another month of disappointing job gains. it's pretty clear the american people are hurting, small businesses continue to avert hiring any additional people. and it's clear that the policies that we've seen are not working. and i would just hope that the president, my colleagues in the senate, would look at our plan, to create american jobs. >> white house says the economy is facing serious head winds, just like last spring. and for the reason, quote, it's critical we continue the president's economic policies that are helping us dig our way
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out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession. end quote. christine romans has been crunching the numbers in new york. it's a hard report to spin, christine. >> it really is. you can't spin it. 69,000 jobs created in the biggest economy in the world. that is really disappointing, half what they thought. 8.2% is the unemployment rate. it went up a little bit, because, keira, more people were getting into the labor market. they've been discouraged in months past, trying to get back in to try to find a job and unsuccessful. when you look at the trend, you can't spin the trend, either. you have three months of more than 200,000 jobs created right there. and then this is the slow down. one, two, three. that is the slow down there that shows you, quite frankly, that things are not as rosie as they should be at this stage of an economic recovery. and it looks an awful lot like it did last year. one last thing i want to show you, keira. this is how many private sector jobs were created. 82,000. that compares with 13,000 public
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sector jobs lost. you're still seeing government jobs be cut, mostly teachers, and local government workers. and you're still seeing the private sector really struggle to have robust jobs gains. >> and folks are still stressed out about the debt crisis in europe. >> they really are. and that's part of the issue here. and i'll tell you why. when you look at american exporters, their factories, the biggest destination for their goods is the eurozone. you've got countries in the e o eurozone in recession. if your customer is hurting, you don't want to add a whole bunch of workers, because you're -- certainty, they just feel uncertain still about the economy, and about demand on their end. they're not going to add workers if they don't have to. that combination makes for a pretty disappointing labor market right here. >> christine romans. christine, thanks. we're going to keep an eye on the big board for you, too. right there in the corner of your screen, industrials down 224 points right now. the code was olympic games.
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the mission? cyber attacks against iran. the "new york times" is now reporting that in his first months in office, president obama initiated secret attacks on iran's nuclear program with a destructive computer worm. the goal, to disrupt iran's ability to build nukes. the "times" says the attacks were first launched by president bush and accelerated by obama. barbara joins us from the pentagon. were the cyber attacks successful, and are they still happening now. >> reporter: well, that's the big intelligence question, you know. having stepped up the attacks, using this virus called stuksnets against iran's nuclear program, how much did it slow the program down? by all accounts, it slowed it down somewhat, but the iranians eventually figured out what was going on and are trying to regroup. the whole idea, keira , this computer virus would attack iran's centrifuges, spinning
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machines, very high-tech, used to purify uranium, the computer virus attacks those machines. essentially they begin spinning uncontrollable and are basically destroyed. that's how you slow it down. but this is some of the most leading-edge secretive technology that the "new york times" is reporting on in warfare today. using computers, using cyber to attack an enemy target, iran's nuclear program. if you are successful in doing it, what you can do is avoid sending b-52s and bombs over someone else's territory to attack those targets. very leading-edge stuff. very secretive. kyra? >> what are the chances of iran retaliating with its own worm? >> reporter: that's the question. now that this technology is unleashed, what happens? this is an act of war to use cyber technology, of course, to attack someone's intrastructure. so what happens if iran, china,
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north korea, any number of hypothetical countries out there, develop the same computer technology and use it to try and attack the u.s. banking system? a u.s. city's water and power system? and if you saw that kind of attack coming, would the u.s. military then take action to stop it? these are some of the most important ask yet secret questions now being debated inside the obama administration. >> barbara starr at the pentagon, thanks so much. if you haven't heard by now, john edwards was acquitted. acquitted on one count while jurors deadlocked on the other five in his corruption case. the judge called a mistrial. now prosecutors are considering a retrial. jurors talked to nbc's matt lauer this morning about the verdict. >> the fact that he had an affair while his wife was battling cancer. did that not have any impact on you as a jury? >> we tried to put our feelings aside and what we were doing was
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just looking at the facts to come up with our verdict. >> we all came in with our own preconceived notions, but once the evidence was laid out, we had to separate it. >> as for edwards, he says no matter what prosecutors decide, his time of public service is not over. the release of sealed information in the george zimmerman case is at issue in court today. prosecutors and defense attorneys will be on the same side, fighting requests by media outlets to make the details public. zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. he told police he did it in self defense. today's hearing is scheduled for 1:30 eastern time. he's accused of sexually abusing ten boys. now attorneys for jerry sandusky have asked the state superior court for a delay in a sex abuse trial. the presiding judge had turned them down once earlier this week. but they appealed again. arguing they need more time to prepare. former penn state assistant coach faces trial next week on
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the sex abuse charges. he has pleaded not guilty. live pictures for you now out of milwaukee, wisconsin. you're looking at a rally for democratic mayor tom barrett, trying to unseat wisconsin's republican governor, scott walker. and barrett is getting some help from bill clinton. that's right. 42nd president due to speak shortly. we'll circle back at quarter past the hour. of all the times i've been live in iraq, what went through your mind? >> this is the geographic south pole.
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just a quick reminder for all of you heading out the door. you can continue watching cnn from your mobile phone, or if you're heading to work, you can watch cnn live from your desktop. just go to it may have been a while since you've seen this teacher's face. but i'm sure you haven't forgotten the acts that mark bent has been accused of, posing in bondage with students, placing cockroaches on them, even having them drink semen, and when the story broke, parents were outraged. >> we want justice! >> here's what makes matters
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worse. burnt had reportedly been under investigation for a year before the l.a. school district attempted to get has teaching license revoked. now the case has snow balled. 604 other teachers in this district have been called out for bad behavior over the last four years. we're on the story. ja jacklene, to be clear, these 604 cases are accusations against teachers, right, not actual findings they did something wrong yet. >> reporter: yeah, that's correct. this is a group of teachers who have actually been accused of allegations of wrongdoing by the lausd. they requested 900 schools to investigate these teachers. so now school officials have referred these cases over the past four years to state authorities so they can investigate and to see what's wrong. and as you mentioned, not all these cases are accusing these
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teachers. they're just allegations, and now they're requesting for them to be investigated. >> yeah, 604 cases, that seems like a lot. and i'm assuming we need to keep this in context, because a lot of times teachers are falsely accused, right? >> reporter: yeah, that's correct. but we need to keep in mind this is the second largest school district in the nation, so 604 may sound like a lot, and that's why they're investigating these cases. and as you mentioned, some of these teachers have told me in the past that they're very careful how they talk to their students, how they handle their students, because of these allegations. they say they're afraid to even pat their students on the back, because they don't want to be reported for inappropriate behavior. so 604 may sound a lot, but here in l.a., you know, it's not a large amount since we are the second largest school district in the nation. >> you're talking about mark berndt, that's how this all started with the horrific testimony that we read a number
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of months ago. he's pled not guilty to these lewd acts. are all the cases about sexual misconduct? >> yeah. no, not all the cases are of sexual misconduct. according to school officials, they say that some of these teachers have been accused of inappropriate behavior. some of them have drug problems. some of them have other issues like violence. so not all of these cases in the 604 have been accused of sexual wrongdoing. only 60 teachers are being accused of sexual misconduct, according to the lausd. and as we can see, those 366 cases are still being investigated. >> we'll definitely continue to follow this store. thank you so much. we should point out, the teacher, mark berndt, has pled not guilty to all charges, as we mentioned. he's now being held in jail on
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president. bill clinton is due to appear any second now in milwaukee for the democratic challenger in a contest that wasn't scheduled for two more years. it's a recall election. hitting milwaukee mayor tom barrett, against incumbent governor scott walker, whose name you may recall from that nasty fight over union rights shortly after walker took office. well, election day is tuesday. barrett isn't the only candidate bringing in outside help. walker is getting a boost today from a fellow rookie governor and tea party favorite, nikki haley of south carolina. and speaking of the tea party, it's on the move. the group called americans for prosperity is traveling wisconsin by bus, and, of course, our chris welch is riding along. so chris, bring us up to speed. >> reporter: yeah, you mentioned the groups that are giving a lot of help to governor walker. this is certainly one of them. i'm aboard the americans for prosperity better wisconsin bus
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tour. you can see some of the volunteers and staffers behind me, making phone calls. they have been doing this the last three days on the bus tour, making phone calls in support of governor walker's policies. now, americans for prosperity is an advocacy group, a conservative advocacy group, that really played a large role in the 2010 elections, helping with the republican takeover. and this year, they're hoping that this message, their message here for governor walker will resonate here in wisconsin. and that it will carry over into the rest of the country. i want to give you a listen to what president tim phillips has been saying on this tour. >> the country knows what i think you know. and that's that you have got the best governor in the entire united states of america right here in wisconsin. and by -- he's the best governor in the country. because of the policies he's putting forward that are turning your great state completely around. >> reporter: and americans for
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prosperity is not the only tea party-aligned group out here working for walker. we all know the tea party express. they've got their own bus tour starting today here in wisconsin. that will last through the weekend and right into the election. kyra? >> so is it drawing crowds, this bus tour? >> reporter: well, this bus tour, i have to say, they really haven't had the biggest crowds i've seen. some of them have even had as few as about 25 people, some of them. others have seen maybe about 100, 150 people. but what i will say is their crowds are full of passionate people. these are adamant tea party supporters, adamant governor walker supporters and a lot of the people here feel like, you know, this is an issue that should be uniting people and not dividing people. here's one of the volunteers here in wisconsin. >> it's unfortunate that there has to be some -- so much division. because essentially, in some aspects, we're fighting for some
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similar things as far as the economy. people want jobs. they want to work. and the unemployment is -- has taken a toll on all families. so in that aspect, you know, there are similarities. we just have different principles and ideologies in how we're going to get there. >> reporter: and kyra, as you're well aware, as we've all been talking about the last several months, this is certainly not a calm election cycle. this is a recall election that has pitted neighbor against neighbor, family against family. kyra, this is a very, very contentious several months. >> the polls still say walker is up a little bit? >> reporter: i'm sorry. can you repeat the question? >> are the polls still saying that walker is still ahead a little bit? >> reporter: he is slightly ahead. and, you know what, the conservatives here, and those on had bus are confident that those numbers will be the final
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result. but they're not taking anything for granted. they want to keep working, keep making phone calls. and the democrats on the other side saying, look, this is not what we're seeing. they say they have got their own polls that show they will come out ahead on tuesday. kyra? >> chris welch, thanks so much. maybe we can take those live pictures once again of the podium. a number of people coming up to speak in this campaign for mayor tom barrett. former president bill clinton going to be speaking, as well. so as he steps up to the mic, we will take it live. ties across the country. from helping to revitalize a neighborhood in brooklyn... financing industries that are creating jobs in boston... providing funding for the expansion of a local business serving a diverse seattle community... and lending to ensure a north texas hospital continues to deliver quality care. because the more we can do in local neighborhoods and communities, the more we can help make opportunity possible.
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ii. royal watchers haven't seen this much excitement since last year's royal wedding. ask the editor with the mail on sunday and author of two books. she gets ready to cover the event and also hang out with the royals, i understand, katie. >> yes. the jubilee celebrations are going to really be a wonderful to the royal wedding. as you may or may not know, the queen is a great race-lover, horses, as well as corgies. i will be there tomorrow with the queen and duke of edinboro. we're waiting to see which of the younger royals may or may not show up. the duke and duchess of cambridge probably won't be there. but we expect a good turnout, because this is the introduction to the jubilee weekend. >> just to give our viewers some perspective with regard to how
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difficult it is to get an interview with the queen, it's quite a process, isn't it? >> the queen doesn't do interviews. i don't believe she has ever given an interview in her 60-year reign. and this evening we have a program going out which is a tribute to the queen by her son, the prince of wales. we'll see video footage of when she was younger, her growing up, and this is a rare insight. we have never once had an interview with the queen. so even though she is this hugely iconic woman who we have all grown up with, we recognize her as the face on our stamps, the face on our coins, actually, surprisingly little is known about the private woman behind the public persona. >> isn't that fascinating? is because when i've seen i guess -- i guess there are moments when people get a little something from her. is that just luck when she has been in an event or walking
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through the crowd? because we've seen, i guess, moments, but never a sit-down interview. why is that? is it just her, or has it always been that way? >> i think it's always been that way. i think we're seeing things change with the new generation of monarchy. princes william and harry, for example, have given a number of interviews. many more so than other senior -- more senior members at the royal family. i think we are seeing a change, a slightly more media-friendly monarchy. but certainly for the queen, and that generation, it just -- you're quite right. there are some very lucky people who are at garden parties, buckingham palace, for example, get to have a tete-a-tete with the queen, a little glimpse, a little insight. but my goodness, if you get that, you are very lucky and very rare. >> the ultimate exclusive. so before i let you go, it's four days of -- we have listed some of the activities as we introduced you. what would you say the
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highlights will be, some of the highlights? >> well, i think the highlight probably is going to be this pageant. it's a flotilla of a thousand vessels, kicks off on the thames river at 2:00 in the afternoon. it's a seven-mile long flotilla, which the queen will be leading with the royal family on a specially commissioned royal barge. i just think that's going to be wonderful, because we have never seen anything like that in our lifetime. it's really going to be a most incredible experience. of course, we have a big palace at -- we have the concert, rather, at buckingham palace monday evening. and then really the closure to the events will be the most serious part, which will be a service of thanksgiving, at st. paul's cathedral. the queen takes her faith very seriously. it will be a religious ceremony and probably quite a somber end and we have the appearance at buckingham palace, where all of the senior members of the royal family will be there to give the british public and the world who will be watching a big wave. >> katie in this case thank you
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very much. she will be joining us from buckingham palace the jubilee celebrations continue. we'll also have more on the royal family this sunday, june 3rd. be sure to watch our special, "a royal celebration," elizabeth's 60 years as queen. let's take you live now to wisconsin. milwaukee, wisconsin. campaign heating up there ahead of tuesday's recall election for governor. scott walker facing a challenge from milwaukee mayor tom barrett. he pushed through legislation last year to reduce the power of unions, representing state workers. that's why you're seeing the crowds that you are, and we're getting ready to hear bill clinton, who has come to stump in that campaign. with hand-layered pasta, tomatoes, and real mozzarella cheese. but what makes us even prouder... is what our real dinners can do for your family. stouffer's. let's fix dinner.
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happiest people. and my concern is for the middle class of this state, and the people who want to join the middle class. those are the people who need representation right now in the governor's office in madison, wisconsin. but the to make this happen, we've got a lot of work to do between now and tuesday. we know that we've just begun. i can tell you that the polls are close. the polls are close, and this is all going to depend upon who gets out the vote. and you can vote today, if you want to over at city hall if you live in the city of milwaukee. you can vote until 5:00, and we encourage you to get out there and vote early and to find a friend or two friends or three friends, people who don't normally vote, to get them out to vote. that's how important this election is. it's for you, it's for your children, it's for your grandchildren. it is for our state. because we know -- we know that scott walker has become the rock
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star of the far right. [ booing ] >> he is the poster boy of the tea party. >> booing ]. >> and i will never be the rock star of the far right, because my intent is to serve the people of this state. it is the people of this state that deserve to have a governor on their side. so what have we seen? we have seen the largest cut to education in this state's history. [ booing ] >> we have seen the largest cut to this city in our history. [ booing ] >> and we have seen him give tax cuts in the billions to corporatio corporations and some of the wealthiest people in this state. [ booing ] >> we have to have our government represent us. that billionaire, that billionaire from texas, who gave him a half million dollars, he doesn't care about what's going on in milwaukee.
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or racine or man twauk or mashfield or lacrosse. they care about a national agenda, and they want wisconsin to be the experimental lab. and we know that this governor has said that he was -- >> paul steinhauser joining me live out of washington. he was dressed so casually, i didn't realize that was tom barrett at the podium getting ready to introduce bill clinton, who is there to support him. it sure shows if you're a dem down in the polls, bill clinton is the guy to call. >> reporter: yeah, they called out the big gun, no doubt about it. and barrett, listen, this is a rematch, kyra, from two years ago, barrett lost by five point to scott walker in the gubernatorial battle. of and now the milwaukee may e democratic challenger to governor scott walk e the republican in this recall election tuesday. and kyra, this is much more than just a matter for wisconsin. that's why we're spending so much time here. a lot of people say this could be a test case for the november election. and both sides, democrats and republicans are really gauging,
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seeing how much strength they have, their get out the vote efforts. this has turned into a national story. you remember how much time we spent last february of 2011 with protests in wisconsin here. >> and i believe it was last night on cnn, right, bill clinton was interviewed, and he said that being a governor and having a sterling business record makes romney qualified for the essential functions of the presidency, but says obama's ideas and plans for the country are better, and he thinks obama will win. any morning-after spin from the white house on that? >> reporter: yeah, the white house and the obama campaign downplaying this a little bit. kyra, that's an example of when good surrogates gone bad. he was definitely off-message as a surrogate for president obama. you know, i know, we've been covering it. the obama campaign has been firing away at mitt romney the last couple weeks against romney's record at bain capital. and, well, take a listen again in bill clinton's own words what
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he said. >> no, let's get -- actually, let's get live to the picture here. bill clinton is stepping up to the mic. let's go ahead and listen in. >> thank you! so, folks, just in case you think this was set up by somebody else, these are the notes i wrote about what i wanted to say to you. the great thing about not being president, you can say whatever you want. nobody has to care anymore, but you can say it. it's great to be here. great to be back in milwaukee. great to be back in wisconsin. i want to thank my long-time friend, senator herb cole, for being here, and for supporting tom. representative gwynn moore, thank you for your service in congress. you know, this -- i was thinking
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about all my wisconsin memories today. 20 years ago, it's hard to believe, when i ran for president, i remember being on a little farm with an irish farmer with nine children singing "danny boy" to me. i remember bringing the chancellor of germany, helmet cole, to milwaukee, and having milwaukee school children sing a song to him in german. and when i drove through the city today, i got here early, stopped at a coffee shop where tom went in, and looked around and all of the changes that were made. and this is what i want to say to you. this is about what's best for you and your kids and your future. but it's also about america. you know, for 100 years now, people have looked to wisconsin from all over this country to
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see a place of small towns and vibrant cities, see a place of farmers and factory workers and small business people. to see a place where there were vigorous political debates, closely held elections. and then people got together and figured out what the heck to do. and now they look at wisconsin, and they see america's battleground between people who want to work together to solve problems and people who want to divide and conquer. people who know that creative cooperation is working in america, and people who want constant conflict. and here's what i want to tell you. tom was kind enough to say this in his introduction. i think i know a little bit about what would bring america back. what would bring economic
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recovery. what would enable us to have broadly shared prosperity. and i'll tell you, if you go anywhere in america today, believe it or not, there are a lot of places that are already back. and they all have one thing in common. they're dramatically different. but they all have one thing in common. they are involved in creative cooperation, not constant conflict. in chicago, when rahm emanuel left the president's office and went home and became mayor of chicago, and he realized that the republicans were not going to pass the infrastructure bank, which allows private and public capital to put america back to work, to modernize our country, he created one in chicago. and i went there for the announcement. there were democrats and republicans, and republicans thought washington was nuts for not passing what used to be a
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bipartisan bill. why? because the same tea party philosophy of the far right that has dominated wisconsin politics for the 2010 election is dominating there. so they worked with the mayor of chicago. in jacksonville, a young man who worked for me and worked for hillary, albert brown, is now the mayor of jacksonville. an african-american. and i went there to -- >> 42nd president of the united states, bill clinton, speaking in milwaukee, wisconsin. if you don't believe that democrats everywhere have a stake in the wisconsin recall, take a look. he's trying to bring it home for scott walker, his opponent. this is the campaign for mayor tom barrett to win that state. again, the wisconsin recall election is tuesday. absentee voting cuts are -- or absentee voting cuts off today, rather.
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we've all seen a politician glow a gasket from time to time, but this was epic. >> not the american way. these damn bills that come out of here all the damn time! come out here the last second and i have to try to figure out how to vote for my people. you should be ashamed of yourself! i'm sick of it! every year we give power to one person. enough! a feel like somebody trying to be released from egypt. let my people go! >> well, that's republican state rep mike bost from illinois on
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the house floor furious over a new plan to overhaul the state pension system. he pretty much unleashed on democrats for not allowing enough time to read the lengthy bill before voting on it. last night he spoke again, this time to cnn. he was a lot calmer this time around. >> it had been an extremely rough day with 200, 300-page bill that had been changed that we'd been working on for a year and a half, and now all of a sudden it was time to vote and they came in ten minutes before the meeting and decided that now we would hand you a bill brand new with all the changes -- all the things we had not supported, so, yeah, there was a problem. >> bost says he's had enough of what he calls total control taken by the illinois house speaker mike mad began. the catholic church of wisconsin is confirming what a former archbishop strongly denied, that it paid pedophile priests as much as $20,000 to
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leave the priesthood voluntarily. you may recognize the former head of the milwaukee archdiocese. that's timothy dolan, now a cardinal in new york, and president of the u.s. conference of catholic bishops. a decade ago he dismissed as preposterous the very idea that's come to light in bankruptcy proceedings in milwaukee. the church there is broke after paying millions of dollars to victims of sexually abusive priests. victims are outraged over payments to those same priests. >> you do not give a bonus check to a man who raped children as a priest. that is not what you do. >> well, the archdiocese maintains that the payouts were a reasonable incentive to speed the departure of unassignable clergy. quoting now, a financial payment to assist the individual in the transition to lay life was a small price to pay compared to the enormous expense and time
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delay that would have otherwise been incurred. like it or not, the archdiocese is responsible for the financial care of a preiest, even is priet who has committed a horrible crime and sin such as clergy sexual abuse of a minor. cardinal dolan has not commented on the latest revelations. at the time he called the payments an act of charity.
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body parts in the mail, kittens killed, a girlfriend who
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tur toured and killed young girls. all linked to a kaudi iacanadia porn actor. he's accused of killing a chinese student and cutting up his parts and sending the body parts to canadian lawmakers. paula, what's the latest today? >> reporter: well, of course, now the hunt for this suspect has moved across the pond here to europe. canadian police telling me they have reason to believe that he left last weekend and that, in fact, even though they have this manhunt on and interpol has launch what had they call a red notice, i can tell you it's an airports and train stations around europe, that they believe he has several days lead ahead of them. i want you to listen now to canadian police describe exactly what was involved in this murder in terms of what the relationship was between the two. >> as well as video, we believe
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the suspect and victim knew each other. how well they knew each other, i don't know that. but they knew each other. it's not a strak stranger and it a random attack. >> reporter: there was also the fact that this was videotaped. police have been very candid about what they saw on the videotape saying that it was horrible. the worst they had seen in their careers as law officers and it took them quite a wile to take that video down off the intr internet. >> what do you know about this girl that apparently the suspect knew, they had dated, and she was convicted of murder and rape? >> reporter: you know, kyra, i covered this original case in the early '90s. it involves one woman who she and her husband were convicted of killing three women, one of them was her sister. this woman had a plea bargain and she is now out of prison. now, police still don't know the relationship between these two, if there was a relationship with these two, but key here magnotta who is wanted for this other
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murder sought her out. he wanted attention from her. he wanted people to know he was linked to her. and it schemes to follow a pattern with him all over the internet, as if he wanted people to know that, in fact, he was serious and he wanted to draw attention to himself on the s t internet and in other ways. >> the internet has been helping police with investigation, right? >> reporter: the internet and the video posted. police were clear in saying this suspect has led us to this crime and we have enough evidence we believe to prosecute him. the problem, kyra, come on, he had a five-day lead on them even before the warrant was issued here in europe. and he can now travel all over europe without showing that canadian passport. he's also known again from the internet of being able to come up with aliases. this is going to be a tough manhunt. >> we'll follow it. paula newton, thanks so much. canadian police are appealing to the public, if you have any information that might lead to the arrest of the suspect, please contact them.
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every year the first day of june marks a special moment for cnn. it's the date when founder ted turner started the first 24-hour cable news network. that was 32 years ago today. and we thank the 359 million homes that now watch cnn throughout the nation and around the world. thanks for watching. you can continue the conversation with me on twitter @kyracnn. cnn "newsroom" continues with suzanne malveaux. the jobs report out for may, it's disappointing and raises concerns for the overall economy. the labor department says that employers added just 69,000 jobs in may. it is a lot fewer than 150,000 jobs that commissioeconomists w expecting. the unemployment rose from 8.1% to 8.2% and on top of that you have the jobs numbers for march and april worse than expected. shaping up to be an ugly day on
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wall street. alison, give us an update on how the jobs report is affecting the markets. >> no surprise after that anemic jobs report stocks are getting hammered. the dow falling 207 points. the dow has erased all the gains for the year. we're also watching oil. oil prices are tumbling not just on the expectation that demand here in the u.s. is going to slow down, but globally, too. there's weaker demand from china and europe as their economies slow as well. so that is weighing on oil prices. we're also watching the interest rate on the ten-year u.s. treasury bond. that fell below 1.5%. that's an all-time low. what u.s. bonds are, they're considered a flight to safety. at this point you see investors leaving stocks and investors really want to put their money in what's seen as super safe guaranteed investments and that's u.s. bonds. even though you look at that investment, it's barely going to give a return right now. by the way, that lower interest rate also means the u.s. government can borrow money virtually for free right now.
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suzanne? >> what does it mean in terms of the big picture when you look at the economy? we're looking at the small numbers, the minutia here, but play this out for us in the big picture. >> you know what the big worry is? when we saw the job number kind of come down since january and february, people were saying, you know, it was because of the weather, there were other issues into these reports, but now what you're seeing is this trend. you mentioned that the months of march and the months of april, those job revisions were actually moved lower. what you see is a trend forming here. you see that momentum that we had in job growth really slowing down. that's a huge worry. i mean, think about it. you know, if people don't have jobs, they're not going to spend money. that's not going to make the economy help to turn around go around. adding to the worry is that gdp report that we got yesterday, the second reading on economic growth here in the u.s., it showed a 1.9% rate. that's a tick down from 2.2%. that's another big worry. you see sort of we're taking these steps backward.
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that's certainly not the direction we want to go in. >> you're taking a look at the stock market. it looks like it is plunging. we're coming off a rough month of stocks. what are the final numbers for may? >> may certainly didn't look good and june 1, we are into june, not looking good either. may the s&p 500 which most of our portfolios really track, that summable e tumbled 6%. the dow was down 6% for may. this is the worst performance for stocks since september. worries about europe was the biggest reason that sent stocks lower in may. we got more of that worry today. the manufacturing sector shrank in germany and france and italy and spain. it means less demand for u.s. companies, too, and that impacts heavy equipmentmaker caterpillar, for instance, a company that we know and we certainly know here in the u.s. caterpillar sells a lot of machinery overseas, but you see its shares lost 14% in may. it's down again today. you're seeing these companies get hit hard as those worries in europe escalate.
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>> all right. alison kosik, thank you very much. they say all politics is local, right, but what is going on in wisconsin right now certainly has national implications as well. we saw former president bill clinton there. he is speaking about it. he is doing all he can essentially to get the republican governor kicked out of office there. want to bring in paul steinhauser to talk a little bit about that as well as what we're seeing in the jobs numbers. paul, first of all, you've got this recall election that has taken none national prominence. you have the former president there. this is important because this really does set the stage for workers' rights, for unions, bargaining rights as opposed to what the governor has done, and he is looking at this and he could potentially lose his job. why are we see folks like president bill clinton come in and get involved in wisconsin? >> because both sides see this election almost as a precursor or a test case, an appetizer, barometer, whatever you want to
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call it for the big deal, the main event, which would be the general election, the battle for the white house in november. that's why you're seeing bill clinton today. i guess he would be about as big a surrogate as you can get on the democratic side other than the current president, barack obama. that's why he is there today. on the republican side, suzanne, you have seen a lot of big names as well, nicki haley will be with scott walker today. you have seen chris christie, bobby jindal and other big names on the republican side campaigning for walker. both sides, and especially the republicans, are really flooding wisconsin with a lot of money, spending a lot of money on ads on get out the vote efforts, because they see this as a national referendum. >> of course, the jobs numbers, the jobs report, a lot of folks are jumping on that. you have the unemployment rate. it ticks up a little bit, 8.1%, 8.2%, it's not large, but it certainly has some real implications for president obama
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and his campaign when folks are looking at are you making our lives better. speaker boehner jumped on this. >> it's pretty clear that the american people are still asking the question, where are the jobs? another month of disappointing job gains, and it's clear that the policies that we've seen are not working. >> so, paul, you have five more of these monthly job reports before people actually head to the polls and decide what is going to be the next president. do we need to hear more specifics coming from both president obama as well as mitt romney in terms of what they are going to do? >> yeah. i think we need to hear more specifics because right now all you're hear something a lot of rhetoric and you heard that sound from the top republican in the house. mitt romney, the republican presumptive presidential nominee, is saying something very similar. suzanne, here is why it matters. as mitt romney runs for president, his main theme is i can do a better job creating jobs than president barack obama. so what do americans think of all this? well, listen, you know, i know,
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the economy and jobs remains the top issue on the minds of american voters, has been for a couple years, and still is by far over any other issue. and americans seem to be divided between who can do a better job on jobs, president obama or mitt romney. both nationally and in some crucial state polls. so that is why these numbers are so crucial every month when they come out. it's the most important economic number in politics right now. both sides, as you say, they do have some very different philosophies on how to stimulate jobs. the president and mitt romney. romney is saying let the private sector lead the way. >> paul, i thought it was interesting, i don't know if you had a chance to take a look at this, what happened at the white house yesterday. you had president obama hosting the former president george w. bush and first lady laura bush at the white house, the unveiling of the portrait there. a lot of graciousness amongst them all, but president obama did get this point in. i want to play this. >> the months before i took the oath of office were a chaotic time. we knew our economy was in
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trouble, our fellow americans were in pain, but we wouldn't know until later just how breathtaking the financial crisis had been, and still over those 2 1/2 months in the midst of that crisis, president bush, his cabinet, his staff, many of you who are here today, went out of your ways, george, you went out of your way, to make sure that the transition to a new administration was as seamless as possible. >> okay, paul. so kind of a compliment in there, right? when you talk about the transition. but also making the point, reminding vote ertirs, look, th what i inherited. how important is it that he make that point? >> he's been making it basically since he became president and, right, he has really stepped it up now that he's running for re-election and the campaign season has been heating up. no doubt about it. that's one of the themes here, that president obama says he inherited a mess and that he's been trying to clean it up over the last couple years.
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what do americans think? who do they blame? when you look at most national polling, most americans still blame the previous president, george w. bush, but mitt romney's agreement is he has better ways of getting out of it than president obama. who will be the ultimate judge? the marn peopamerican people on 6th. >> absolutely. thank you, paul. good to see you. here is what we're working on for this hour. on trial for his life. what's in store for egypt's fallen dictator. then another wound for the white house on wall street. why the unemployment rate is the most important number in politics. and party in the uk. we go behind the scenes before the kickoff to the queen's diamond jubilee. weather.
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years, took just 18 days last year for the egyptian people to rise up, force mubarak to step down, and set the stage for what egyptians today are calling the trial of the century. want you to check out what ben wedeman reported out of cairo. >> reporter: his appearance in court was a spectacle few egyptians thought they would ever see. within the space of six months, mohammed hosni mubarak went from the pinnacle of power to the depths of humiliation in the defendant's cage. his humiliation broadcast live for the nation, indeed the world, to see. he was charged with corruption, misappropriation of funds, and most seriously issuing the orders in january of last year to kill demonstrators calling for the downfall of his regime. >> want to bring in michael holmes from cnn international. so, first of all, this guy, he's 84 years old. he's wheeled in in his trial on a gurney, a hospital bed here.
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do we, first of all, expect that he's going to live much longer? and, secondly, could he be put to death? >> well, he could. it's on the books in egypt. i mean, the verdict could range from acquittal to the death penalty or something in between. and the jail sentence could vary depending what he's found guilty of. he's charged with a variety of things. but, yeah, he's not well. he has heart problems and there's other things wrong with him, too. they have really been revealed. some suspect he's had some form of cancer. the main problem with him is the heart. >> do we think they might have sommer si -- mercy on him if they realize he's not going to live much longer? >> that wouldn't go down well on the street. no, a lot of people are saying that it's -- in a purely legal sense, the charge he ordered the live firing on protesters and the killing of hundreds of people, he and others, that one was pretty hard to prove. i mean, you can surmise he must
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have known and must have authorized it but proving it, a direct link between a body and him, is a different thing to do. a lot of it analysts say, maybe the prosecution didn't get that nailed down. but he's also charged with corruption. he might not be convicted of mur murders or killings but might be convicted of the corruption. >> is it possible his friends will look the other way even if the streets riot and they erupt with protests, that they look the other way and he's acquitted? >> i don't think they would want to risk that. i think that would be -- no, i can't see that happening. i can't see that happening because if he is acquitted, and you can expect to see tahrir square full of people. the authorities are already putting plans for tanks and hundreds of troops around tahrir square in case of an acquittal. for the revolutionaries, they would see that as the final knife in the back of their
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revolution. they already don't have a candidate in the election, and to have hosni mubarak freed and acquitted of what happened on the street during those 18 days, that would be a slap in the face to those protesters. it would be trouble. >> give us an update on what's taking place. who is actually in charge? you have a runoff presidential election and it still needs to play out. >> it's interesting, the timing of this, to have this verdict coming down two weeks before the runoff election. you've got mohamed morsi of the muslim brotherhood, the islamist candidate running. he's against shafiq, who is a former prime minister of mubarak. seen as the old guard. very polarizing choices, and the moderates, the revolutionary candidate, didn't come about in the main election, the election a couple weeks ago because they had too many of them and they split the vote. they didn't get enough vots to get into this runoff. who is running the country at the moment? the military. the supreme council of the armed forces and people are worried how much power they will give to the president when he is elected
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and will that amount of power depend on who gets elected, the old guard who the military like, or the islamist, who the military doesn't like. >> arab spring, just a year ago and it's still so uncertain how this is going to play out. >> yeah. >> thank you so much, michael. >> good to see you. they're getting ready for a huge party in london this weekend. all in the honor of her majesty the queen. we're going to get a behind the scenes look at the events kickoff. you can watch cnn live on your computer while you're at work. head to relieved my pain fast.irin it helps me get back in the game. but don't take his word for it. put bayer advanced aspirin to the test for yourself at actually it can. neutrogena® ultra sheer provides unbeatable uva uvb protection and while other sunscreens can feel greasy ultra sheer® is clean and dry. it's the best for your skin. ultra sheer®. neutrogena®.
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in britain this weekend they're having a big party. the country is celebrating queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee. she's the second longest serving monarch. she's been on the throne 60 years. she was just 27 at her coronation. brooke baldwin is joining us right outside buckingham palace there. wow,book, it's gre wow, brooke, it's great to see you. when president bush visited the queen and she did the queen wave, we all did the queen wave
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with her. you can't help it. how are you preparing for this thing. >> reporter: i'm learning it's not this. it's very much so like this. it's regal and graceful. she is stoic and she's queen elizabeth, and that's right, you mentioned this is the diamond jubilee. that means she's been on the throne for 60 years, which is stunning. she got the news that her father died sadly back when she was in kenya in february of 1952, but in terms of preparations here, suzanne, i have to tell you, i got off a flight yesterday and really hit the ground running here. talking to people, it's a huge party. it's a party atmosphere. people who live in london who are born and raised here are out wearing their union jacks and their union jack sunglasses. we were along regent street, sort of one of the main thoroughfares in london today, and it's like every single store, there is something queen elizabeth, something quint se quintessentially british. it's sunday, which is the grand pageant on the thames.
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1,000 boats will be at tower bridge, which is ultimately where these 1,000 boats pass by and the queen will be on the royal barge waving to everyone and we'll be live there on sunday. and then tuesday we'll be back here at buckingham palace, and this will be where the queen will be riding up along the mall in the state landau carriage basically saying hello to her people, and they're anticipating, i'm trying to wrap my head around this number, a million, maybe more people just waiting to crane their necks just to see the queen. >> what's the most bizarre, interesting thing you have seen so far? >> reporter: hmm. i learned what pims is today. do you know what pims is? >> no. >> reporter: okay. so pims, i can't believe i'm admitting this live on cnn, is some sort of gin liqueur. it's this very british summer drink and they fixed it for me in like -- not quite like a pint glass but in a glass but it's a
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gin liqueur with ginger ale or what they call lemonade here, like our seven up, and a little bit of mint. you have to have cucumber, i had strawberry. i got schooled on the pims today. it's quite good. >> don't drink too much of that, brooke. i want to talk about this poll because the brits are crazy about their royals. americans love the queen, too. a poll showing the queen enjoys 82% approval ratings among americans. it's up from a low of 47%. that was around the time of princess diana's death back in '97. as for the other roils right now brand new poll shows prince charles at 57%. his wife camilla at 36%, and so, yeah, a lot of interest around the royal family, and it seems like the queen just keeps gaining in popularity here. and you're part of the party. so we're going to be following you, brooke. we will follow you and piers
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morgan this weekend right here on cnn. live coverage beginning sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the east, 8:00 a.m. in the west. queen elizabeth ii diamond jubilee, royal celebration sunday on cnn.
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today's disappointing jobs report is raising some concerns about the overall economy. the labor department says that employers added 69,000 jobs in may. it is a lot fewer than the 150,000 jobs that economists were actually expecting. the unemployment rate rose from 8.1% to 8.2%, and we want to go behind the numbers here and get the full picture here. ali velshi is joining us live. ali, first of all, economists were predicting 150,000 jobs would be added. we're way off, right? >> yeah. >> it's half that number. why did they get it so wrong? >> you know, it happens sometimes. sometimes we're right on about what's going on and sometimes unusual things happen in the economy and the unusual thing here is that there's been a slowdown that we've seen in many
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parts of the economy. you know, you don't want to take one thing in isolation, just jobs. jobs are the most important but you want to take a lot of other measures, manufacturing and consume irconfidence. what we're in is a jumbled world. you know in a different life, suzanne, i'd be talking about this from a business perspective and i'd be asking you from your days at the white house, what the administration is thinking about this. this is most problematic for them because they have been riding this wave of job growth and an economy that's going along. we've now had a very rough month in the stock market. we've got job growth that's not there. and we've got all this stuff going on outside of washington, china, india slowing down, europe in a slow implosion, that's got nothing to do with washington but as we approach an election cycle, this becomes, as you said in your tease, the most important number out there for politics. >> let's talk about that because you have five more of these monthly job numbers that come out before people go to the polls, decide who is going to be
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the next president. you have republicans saying, look, this is really important when we take a look at things like the debt and the deficit. >> yeah. >> realistically, ali, whether it's president obama, whether it's mitt romney, is there really that much they can do beyond surface, beyond just picking at the edges to make a real impact when it comes to the economy? >> here is what creates jobs. it's very, very simple. people will tell you and sometimes it will be conservatives who will tell you, if you cut taxes you create jobs or if you reduce regulations. the truth is a company hires people when demand for its product increases. that's the long and short of it. you may not like regulations or taxes but if there's a line out your door to buy your stuff, you hire more people. demand cops from confidence you are going to be employed in six months or a year. this is the job creation over the last few months. the average person, even if they're employed sees this and says if i think there's a chance i might lose my job and the stock market has been rough, maybe i'm not going to spend on something and that reduces demand. the problem now again back into your court, suzanne, is that
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republicans who have been arguing for cuts in spending, this is a dangerous road because look what happens in europe. you cut spending, you lose more jobs. >> and i also want to bring up the point here because you think maybe it's a silver lining if you will. there's 640,000 folks who actually went back into the workforce, right in they ? they decided we'll look for jobs, and that's a good thing. so are we beginning to see a little bit more confidence from folks who were sitting on the sidelines? is there somehow something beneath the surface that shows that things are getting better? >> well, that's the part that's interesting. that's why the unemployment rate actually went up, because more people -- it's counting a percentage of a larger group of people. so it's hard to tell. i would say to you, suzanne, there are times in the last few years when i have been able to say every economic indicator points downward or every economic indicator points upward. we're now in this place where last week we had an economic indicator that said consumer
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sentiment is at the highest point since december of 2007. then we had a new one that said it's at its lowest point in the last five month. we had one that says how long prices were up 10% and another that said it's down. it's unclear what's going on. in a consumer driven economy how you feel tends to be more than important what's actually going on out there. unclear. some people are thinking it's a good job market, some are thinking it's bad and it's going to take a few months to shake down. >> how people feel in november is going to make a real big impact on who becomes the next president. thank you so much. raw numbers, they're saying one thing. traders, they might be freaking out on wall street, but i will talk to an expert who says there might be some signs of hope when you take a look at those new numbers. good to see you. we're on the help desk and we're talking about building your credit. very important. got two experts to help us do that, ryan mack, and stacy francis, a financial adviser and president of francis financial.
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a lot of hand wrangiinging the jobs report. the unemployment rate actually ticked up to 8.2%.
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georgia tech economics professor danny boston joining us to crunch the numbers. good to see you, as always. >> great to be here. >> you say bad on the surface, but underneath there is some good news. let's start with the bad news first. give it to us. >> the bad news is what we see. the unemployment rate ticked up a little bit from 8.1% to 8.2%, only 69,000 jobs created. so that's less than half of what economists had predicted would be created, and then the other part of that is construction. when you look at construction, 28,000 jobs were lost in construction, and that's an industry where we really want to see some action taking place. so that's the bad numbers. >> all right. what is underneath? is there any good news from what we're seeing today? >> yeah. because think of it this way. this month, you know, it's bad on the surface and better underneath. last month it was sort of good on the surface because unemployment rate went down but bad underneath. let me explain that.
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we had 642,000 people coming into the labor market over the last month. if you go back a month earlier, there were 340-some thousand people who left. if you add those two up, you get a net increase of almost 1 million people having come into the labor market over a period of two months. and the unemployment rate only ticked up by 0.1%. that means some significant jobs have been created and we know that because based on the household survey, there were some 422,000 more people employed. so something is happening in the labor market. >> why is that happening? what is happening? why are people actually more encouraged to go look for work, seek jobs, and then get jobs? because that's a very big number that you're talking about. >> right. and that number is consistent with what we see about consumer sentiment. that is that number is increased. it's consistent with what we see about retail spending. so there is some significant
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areas of strength in the economy. i think what's not being accurately reflected is that jobs number. remember that you get two places that these reports come from. one is from establishments. and that's where that jobs number -- that 69,000. the other is from the household survey. i think that jobs number is off, and it's been revised every month. >> you think we're going to get a better number when it's potentially revised like next month or the following month. >> i think we will get a better number, but who knows because it's been revised. sometimes it goes up, it goes down. i just don't think it's consistent enough to reflect accurately what's going on in the economy. the household survey is much more consistent. >> and what about the persistent unemployment you have in the black community, 14% compared to whites which is 7%. latino community 11% unemployment to whites, 7%. why is it disproportionately high in these communities as
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well? that seems to be increasing? >> it did. it increased among african-americans from 13% to 13.6% and for hispanics as well. again, it's reflected in the labor market. for all the problems that go on in the labor market, african-americans and to a lesser extent hispanics are always the last hire. that goes back to the history of this country and a lot of persistent problems in the labor market. nonetheless, what happens is as these individuals come back to the labor market, they're initially registered as unemployed and that's what drives that number up. that's what's happening. once all of the people that are unemployed come back in, right, jobs continue to grow, then you will see that number go down some. >> well, i like the silver lining approach, the half full as opposed to half empty approach. but we'll see if those numbers are revised. that is good that people are more engaged and more optimistic to even go back into the
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workforce where they had given up on getting jobs in the first place. >> absolutely. and i think that's going to play itself out. there are some significant areas of strength and we continue to grow despite what's going on in europe, the economy is continuing to grow. it's slowing down, but we've gone through these cycles, but the trend line for the cycles is up, and so i think, you know, looking down the road, there's reason to have some optimism. >> i'm going to take your optimism. have a good weekend. >> thank you. forget the term kingpin. we will tell you about new queens. that is right. in mexico's brutal drug war. listerine cleans virtually your entire mouth. so take your oral health to a whole new level. listerine... power to your mouth.
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♪ we're talking about mexico now. a fascinating change in the most violent and ruthless industry south of the border, the trade and trafficking, of course, of illegal drugs. since the mexican government cracked down on the cartels a few years ago, about 50,000 people have been killed. we're talking about turf wars, assassinations, just plain street battles. gradually wiping out top layers of these crime organizations. often what happens, it leaves the women who are connected to those groups, the widows, girlfriends, even the daughters, to essentially step into those leadership roles. raphael romo is here, senior latin affairs editor. you now have women who are the head of this drug trade. how is it impacting what is taking place? >> well, what's happening is that the war on drugs in mexico
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and all the drug lords being killed and their lieutenants, that leaves a big vacuum, and who is going to step in? maybe the lower strata of the criminal element or the women who surround these men who are their wives, their daughters, people who are related to them, and they have the knowledge and the power to just step in and do what their husbands were doing, and that's what we see happening more and more. now, it's not like an all-out transformation. it's only estimated that 10% of the criminal organizes are run by women, but in any case it's a very interesting and significant development. >> is it changing anything? like the drug trade, the drug war, the level of violence? >> according to a book written in mexico recently, it's called "the female bosses of narco,"
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the point made in the book is women are much more intelligent, not as aggressive, not as an all out let's go out and kill everybody, but more targeted, more sophisticated, better when it comes to doing businesses and watching the bottom line. >> are there examples of women who are actually doing this? >> one woman specifically that comes to mind is sandra. she was arrested in september of 2007, and her nickname was the queen of the pacific. here she is on camera. she ran all of the operations for the mexican drug cartel known as -- helping coordinate multiton shipments of cocaine from colombia from mexico and to the united states. the reason why she made headlines last year was because she was trying to get a botox treatment in prison, and that's another reason why -- >> she's a little different. >> yes. and we have the case of angie
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san clemente. this is a very interesting case. i'm fascinated by this case because she was a former beauty queen. she won miss colombian coffee in the year 2000 when she was only 21 years ode. very, very beautiful. she became a lingerie model in mexico, and then in 2010 she gets arrested in argentina for allegedly being the leader of a ring of very beautiful women who transported cocaine from south america to europe via cancun, mexico. so now she is in prison. but that gives you an idea. this gives you an idea of exactly what's going on and the kind of transformation that we're seeing here. >> you don't imagine that. you see the woman in lingerie. you don't imagine those are the new drug lords. >> they were distracting people at the customs office. >> i'm sure they were. >> so they were using that in their benefit. >> all right. rafael, we're going to follow up on this story because i find it all very fascinating. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> really appreciate it. hold onto your hats.
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imagine this, a volcanic eruption a thousand times bigger than this one at mt. st. helen's 32 years ago. it might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but super e
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rungseruptions, very deadly. tem because a super volcano is and where do they live? >> there's a little panic going around the web about these super volcanos and how quick le they could erupt and kill us. don't sweat it. really don't sweat it. obviously it could happen. what is a caldera, what a super volcano? if you have been to yellowstone, you are standing on the surface of an old volcano with magma well down below. right now it's ten kilometers deep. if it ever gets up here, three miles deep, you have to start to worry. all of this ash could fly into the air in a huge resuption and, like you said, so much bigger than mt. st. helen's here. the biggest eruption we have ever seen was mt. toba, that much ash would have cover the entire world with some type of ash, and we believe from about
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60,000 years ago, this caused a small ice age of about maybe ten years, probably killed off millions of beings then, and maybe brought the population of what we think may be the prehistoric humans down to 10,000 people. that's how many people this could kill if it ever happens. where is the worst one we know of? yellowstone. you don't even know it's there until you get there and look at it, but it's a big ring around where mountains are all around the side. if you get down to the surface of the caldera, you don't see anything bubbling like magma, but what do you see? you see water coming out of the ground. you ever heard of old faithful? that's part of it. >> wow. good to know. thank you, chad. we're celebrating a birthday today. 32 years for cnn. cnn debuted on june 1st, 1980, with founder ted turner kicking things off from atlanta. ever since then we've had the privilege to bring you the biggest stories from around the world and right through it all our director, roger strauss. roger actually predates cnn.
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he started working for the network two months before the very first big broadcast, and we wanted to show you here is what roger had to say about cnn's past, present, and future. >> two months before cnn went on the air, it was just a -- it was a vacant building basically. there was no set, no wiring, nothing worked. so they brought us in and we were gee jays amaking $3.22 an hour. ted turner used to believe the shopkeeper should live above the store. he lived above the network at cnn in our old building. he would come down in his bathrobe in the mornings and pour some coffee and he would walk through sometimes at night with a nice looking blond on each arm, and he was a character. and it was always fun to see him. i remember once i was in this building and i was eating lunch one day and he just sat down with me and it's like, oh, ted turner is eating lunch with me. it's like what do you talk about?
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former president bill clinton is on the campaign trail today in milwaukee. not for the presidential election but wisconsin's recall election for the state's governor. he is campaigning for milwaukee's mayor who is going to face off against governor scott walker on tuesday. the campaign has taken on national important because of the battle over union rights and collective bargaining. >> if you go anywhere in america today, believe it or not, there are a lot of places that are already back and they all have one thing in common. they're dramatically different. but they all have one thing in
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common. they are involved in creative cooperation, not constant conflict. >> so why is this important? our own ted rowlands is basically looking at the importance of this showdown. >> reporter: scott walker shouldn't be campaigning until 2014, but the now second-year governor of wisconsin made so many people mad in his first few months in office, he's facing a recall. were you surprised at the fact that the recall did go through and what could you have done to prevent it? >> well, eventually i wasn't. if you would have asked me a year and a half ago i tote yachtly would have been surprised because i just tried to fix thing. what would i have done differently? simple. i would have spent more time last january and early february making the case for our reform. >> reporter: those reforms slashed the power of public employee unions which set off a firestorm. >> kill the bill! >> reporter: thousands of
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protesters were angry that walker had launched what they saw as a surprise attack against labor unions. walker's new law, which he signed last year, also makes employee contributions to the unions optional. walker's opponent in the recall, milwaukee mayor tom barrett, says walker's grand plan from the start was to attack labor unions. >> i look back at 2011, and governor walker, these are his words, these are not my words, said he was going to drop the bomb. that was his first phrase. >> reporter: drop the bomb is from this phony phone call that walker thought he was talking to billionaire boner david koch. >> i had my cabinet over, talked about what we were going to do, we had already kind of built plans up. it was a last har ra before we dropped the bomb. >> the second phrase he said was he was going to divide and conquer. >> reporter: divide and conquer is from this documentary clip showing walker talking to his supporter shortly after he was elected. >> the first