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i have to leave you on this sad note, thanks, as always, for your comments. i'm carol costello. thanks for join meg this morning. we continue with kyra phillips. >> 11:00 on the east coast, 8:00 out west. we have breaking news right now. word into cnn, the canadian broadcasting corporation, cbc, is reporting that police have arrested that porn actor in that gruesome murder mystery. we are talking about luca mag that thea suspected of killing and dismembering a student and mailing the body parts to canadian police and politicians. paula newton joins us. paula, we talked all last week about the search for this man. now we are getting word he's been captured in berlin? >> he might have been in paris as late as yesterday and obviously took a train to berlin, german police saying the person they have in custody they
do believe right now is him but they are waiting for fingerprint tests to come back and confirm it. this man himself says he is the suspect. he says he is luca magnata. he was caught in an internet cafe and there were reports that they had seen activity on his account. he still had his own personal mobile phone. they figured this gi sooner or later would give himself up in a sense. because he want doing a good job of trying to cover his tracks. >> let's bring viewers back it last week when you and i were talking about this case. it plays out like a slasher movie. absolutely chilling, the allegations against this man, and what he's done. and he actually put things on the internet that only helped police lead the investigation toward him and toward these gruesome acts, right?
>> it was quite an internet trail from the beginning. so if we recap according to canadian police and this is what they have put certainly in their document and prosecution documents, that he had a person he was involved with. that he took that person back to the apartment. that he sexually assaulted him. he then murdered him, is what the canadian police allege, with an ice pick. and proceeded to dismember his body. at least two of the body part were mailed to canadian offices in the capitol in ottawa. they were political offices. one arrived at its destination and the other was taken out of the mail. at the same time, that video of that grizzly crime was put on the internet. police today work to try and take it down from the internet. and many allegations no you that police say that this was premeditated and that he did seem to be in some way shape or form acting out some type of a scene from a movie. and then he continued in terms of disposing the body parts in a
suitcase, the torso in the backyard of this apartment building. but then after that, police still confirming now that they do not have all of body parts back and are still searching for the victim's remains. you know, all of this just sends chills up everyone's spine. not only was he in canada but he got away within 25 hours. he got a lead from police. he was in trendy areas of pair pips going to cafes, at least one nightclub. this is all from eyewitness report. paris police not able to put together a complete picture. but he was out there. he was not trying to hide. >> this is someone that didn't necessarily have a wrap sheet of any kind but he was tied to bizarre activity prior to this, right? >> very bizarre activity. he did have run-ins with the law when it came to fraud. but beyond that web allegedly, and no one can prove this, was responsible for putting very
bizarre videos on the internet. torturing a kitten, a live kitten fed it a python snake and posted that on the internet. that's what al jagss are. it hasn't been proven. the sun here in london began to investigate. they claim he got a hold of this information that they were investigating, he shows up on their doorstep and start to deny it. what is clear in this entire process is that was looking for name, for notoriety. whatever he did, he wanted people know about it. >> we will continue to follow the case. and if indeed this is the man as police believe they may have him. appreciate it so much. we are also talking about the man who shot and killed a florida teenager, trayvon martin. right now he is back in jail and his attorneys are trying to get him back out. we are talking about george zimmerman. he is back if jail a few days
after judge revoked his bond. zimmerman and his wife said they had limited fund to pay for the bond but now we learned a website set up for donations for zimmerman had collected more than $130,000. prosecutors say the zimmerman's blatantly lied about that. the defense maintaines it was an honest misunderstanding and now is a case of truth and consequences. martin savidge in sanford, florida, with the developments for pu for us. hey, martin. >> there could be long-term consequences and short term consequences. he had bail revoked and is back behind bars. he is waiting for the opportunity to see if he can have bond once more. this is something the attorney for trayvon martin's family has been talking about a lot since this came it light, and that is that if george zimmerman wasn't tilling the truth about how much money he had, what else isn't he
telling truth about. 24 this is a self-defense case where there was only one survivor. >> his credibility is the main thing here because it is only his version of the facts that say trayvon martin attacked him. all the objective evidence suggests that he pursued and shot trayvon martin in the heart, that is going to be a crucial, crucial issue, credibility, credibility, credibility. trs and even the defense attorney here admits that his client now will have to do some fence mending when it comes to that very issue of credibility. kyra? >> how long could zimmerman stay behind bars? >> that is a good question. we expect that motion will be filed today on the part of the defense attorney. the judge though is, we're told, not in town. so it could be a while. the judge may want mr. zimmerman to think about it for a while before he calls him in front of him. so we're not quite clear on exactly when this next hearing could take place.
perhaps this week, maybe next. >> all right. we will follow it. martin, thanks. more details are emerging about the final moment before this plane crashed in a neighborhood in nigeria. the pilot was american. radioed in that the plane was having trouble just minutes before this. all 153 passengers aboard were killed. at least ten people on the ground. but officials say the death toll could rise as rescue crews search through the wreckage. the airplane was purchased from alaska airlines 22 years ago. a team of boeing engineers is on the way it nigeria to investigate this crash. and this crash on the utah/nevada border killed two pilots who were trying to fight a wildfire. the plane and crew were on their second pass of the day filing fire suppressant and almost as much fuel. a fire fighting tanker made an emergency landing minus its left
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♪ for. >> in the royal pomp and pageantry or on full december play. sights and sound of the queen's jubilee filling the city. now this was the stunning scene on the temmes river sunday. this there was a seven-mile long flotilla. just a start to all of the regal festivities to honor queen list beth and her 60 years on the british thrown sfs right new the world's biggest pop stars, paul mccartney, elton john, stevie wonder, all getting ready to perform for the queen. and the royal editor of the mail on sunday and all things royals, she has has the scoop and we have her on the phone. she is getting toward attend the
concert. katie, tell us about it. >> as you say, kyra, just getting toward go down to the palace now. all of the streets leading down are shut off. i don't know if you have seen the television pictures but it is quite extraordinary p front of the queen victoria on the mall is the biggest stage you have ever seen and there are going to be the biggest stars gracing that stage this evening. everyone from kiley to elton john and all of the names would you expect. and the grand finale will be the band, madness, who will sing from the roof. not the stage, but the roof of buckingham palace. again something we never witnessed before. the queen will be there. the duke offed enborrow, they won't stay for the whole concert. they have had a very intense schedule. but the younger royals, william, harry and kate will be there in full force at the palace. >> katie, what the inside scoop?
all of these performers, amazing musicians that we love of course here in the states, does the queen possibly favor one or the over? >> well i think if you look at the lineup, you will see that although you have a couple-doctor well more than a couple modern acts. you have also got the golden oldies. paul mccartney. i think if there is an indication of the queen's musical taste, you will see that. there will be a bit of musical theater. the point of this jubilee and weekend-long celebrations is that they are there to accommodate everyone. one of the things that stood out to me yesterday on the river was just how ek eclectic the crowd was. they were not all old or all young. there was a mixture. that's what made it so special and brought britain together. >> quite a remarkable celebration. we will continue to follow it throughout the day.
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we're going indepth this morning on wisconsin, the much anticipated recall election takes place tomorrow. when governor scott walker who supported controversial law that script collected bargaining rights for the state government workers. his critics demanded the recall. it was seen by some as major anti-union measure and possible blueprint pour other states. millions of dollars have been funneld into the state on both sides. much of it spent on campaign ads. cnn's tom foreman joining us from washington. tom, you've been looking into who's been playing fast and loose with the facts in those ads. >> as you know, kyra, at this time it is everybody. the reason this is important is what you just mentioned there, people all over the country are looking that this is possibly a referendum on approaches to government. how do you geel with union, cost, taxation, all of those things. that's what they are looking at. let's look at one of the things that happened here. as tom barrett, mayor 6 milwaukee, went after governor scott walker specifically on his
notion of an aabismol jobs report. look at this ad. >> scott walker promised. and scott walker delivered? nothing. in fact, last year wisconsin lost more jobs than any state in the country. >> so can that really be true? is that possible that he could actually promise all of that 250,000 jobs? yes, he did, during the campaign. to be honest, by 2015. down the road. little misleading. the bigger questionser here. did he really deliver nothing? dereally lose more jobs than any other state? that is true if you look at the current statistics report for last year. these are sort of small samples after relatively limited number of businesses and when you added them all up for 2011, in fact 34,000 jobs were lost in that state. so in that regard, that was the worst in the nation. but, and this really matters, we talk to the wisconsin department
of work force development, who works with the bureau of labor statistics here in washington, d.c. and they said yes that was true. however, there is now an updated set of numbers from what's called the quarterly senses of employment and wage kes which is considered much more accurate and comprehensive than the previous numbers and this report shows 24,000 jobs were actually gained last year in the state. so what we're going to say about this is this actually was a true ad when it was made but now this claim about the governor is flat out false. kyra? >> what about what the government is saying about his opponent? >> oh, well you know, that always goes both ways, doesn't it? let me just pull this th back and talk to you for a moment. the governor loves the i'd y5 as all politicians did as an opponent wasting taxpayers' money. he went after the mayor of milwaukee on that. look at this ad. >> tom barrett want to spend
more than $100 million on a trolly for milwaukee. now that's the kind of reckless spending that left wisconsin with more than a $3 billion deficit. >> wow, a hundred million for a trolly. that sounds like a loss lott, doesn't it? it is a lot if you take it at face value. but the thing is, if you talk to the people of the city that manage this project, they said this is sort of back in early 1990s and of the money that is going to be spent right now, the phase one, which starts this fall, is about $65 million. not a hundred million. and 55 million of that comes from the federal government, not from local taxpayers at all. there is another phase which would be another 30 million or so. but taxpayers might be on the hook here for 10 million. maybe 20 million, over all. so the governor can certainly call that reckless spending if he wishes. but to suggest that his opponent is putting taxpayers there on the hook for $100 million, that
flat out false again. the simple truth is these are two ads of a very heated race and there are a lot of accusations thrown around. maybe that too is a precursor to what we will see if the national election this fall. >> politics as usual. tom foreman, thank you so much. the two candidates have raised around $4 million for their campaigns. big percentage of that money is actually come from outside the state too. highlighting how important this race is for both parties. well, bill clinton or chuck norris? yeah, the martial arts expert and actor would easily win in a fight. but in the political arena, he has his hands full. clinton was in wisconsin last week. you may remember. to support the democrat.com barrett. that led nor toys jump in on governor scott walker's side. now he is not coming to wisconsin to campaign. instead he made his plea in an on-line column. rhythmically ] ♪ bum-bum, bum-bum, bum-bum ♪ ♪ [ imitates guitar noise ] ♪ [ vocalizing up-tempo heavy metal song ]
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jury selection in the child sex abuse trial against jerry sandusky start tomorrow. we have a look at the trial and his case. >> reporter: report a riveting moment. ten days after being arrested on charges that he raped, sodomized end fondled young boys. he called nbc's bob costas. the former penn state assistant coach denied being a pedophile and then this. >> are you sexually attracted to underage boys? >> am i sexually attracted to underage boys? >> yes. >> sexually attracted, no, i enjoy young people. i love to be around them. but no, i'm not sexually attracted to young boys. >> i think that there was an intention by his defense attorney to humanize him. to establish that he is sort of an uncle who kind of likes boys,
but not in a sexual way, in sort after healthy normal way. and i think that interview backfired. >> the case poured shock and outrage on campus. and when the university fired head coach joe paterno, who sense died, it set off this clash. there are ten alleged victims who are as young as ten years old. for now, none has been publicly name pepd prosecutors don't know the identities of two of them. now it is time for san dus can i's accusers to take the witness stand. the defense prepared to attack their credibility. >> any humiliating and embarrassing experience this their bat of life potentially may be revealed for t.o. all the world this this trial. >> also expected to testify, a key witness to one of the alleged rapes. penn state assistant coach mike mcqueary, then a graduate student who says he saw sandusky in a locker room shower one night with a young boy. sandusky says he met his victims
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mailing the body parts to police and politicians. he was in berlin germany, thousands of miles from the scene of his alleged crime. let's get straight to diana. she has been working sources and talking to the police. tell us how it went down. >> well, i spoke to the police. they say they believe this man is magnada. he admitted that it is him but they are just waiting to kek that the fingerprints match up. what happens is he was in an internet cafe, came in this morning at about 11:30, i was just speaking to one of the workers at the cafe, sat down at the computer and started looking at web sites detailing what he had in fact done and the owner looked at him and recognized him from a newspaper there which also had his picture in it, his
photograph. then realized this man is the man that interpole was looking for and they raised the alert internationally for him. police came and he gave himself up without a fight. he is in police custody. he admitted he is the the man police are looking for. they are still waiting for fingerprint confirmation. >> diana, where do we know he has been traveling? he went from can do it france, then to germany. do we know what his routine was. any details of where he had been and what he had been doing to this point? >> not so far. we know from french media report really, he was site sighted in paris and police were able to track him because of his cell phone. there was also a photograph taken of him in a paris airport. but police weren't able to sort
of track him down before this flight from berlin. a short flight from paris to berlin. but it is not entirely clear when he left canada, what his movement were. who he was staying with in these various places. but police have said all the way down the line that this is a man who is really desperate for attention, you know. that fact that he released a video, posted a a video on-line with the horror of with which he dismembered this man and performed sexual acts vice nibble this video led police to believe this was a man who wanted attention brought to his every move. which would really be his down fall in the end, that it wouldn't be long before he police were able to track him down. and that actually does seem to have been the case, given the fact he was looking at his own story in the internet cafe when the worker recognized him. >> diana, thanks so much.
i think three words can describe the scene in the united kingdom right now. royal pomp and pageantry. and speaking of pageantry, this was the seven mile pageantry on the thames river yesterday. but the party is just getting started. today is day two of the queen's jubilee celebration answers the excitement of course is building as the biggest pop stars are getting ready to take the stage just outside buckingham palace. the queen will light the international beacon. the last of the beacons lit across the common wealth and other countries from australia to kenya to the shetland islands. the queen will light it tonight.
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well, it's no secret that bill clinton will be important in obama's reelection bid. it is also no secret they don't always see eye to eye. brianna, they really moved past the bad blood of 2008? >> kyra, i know it might be surprising but sources say they actually have. would you call them best friends? no, i don't think you would go that far. but certainly bill clinton want to see barack obama re-elected and the obama campaign is making bill clinton one ofity most visible surrogates. that said, they're not always on the same page.
as you can see from just last week. >> as president obama's kban y campaign tries to make a liability of romney's experience of a private equity firm, bill clinton on piers morgan's tonight, didn't get the memo. >> in terms of getting up, going to the office, basically performing the essential functions of the office, a man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold. >> on the same team as obama, but reading from a different play book. bill clinton's support is key to the president this election. though their relationship, to put it mildly, had its ups and downs. in 2007 clinton took aim at then junior senator from illinois. >> i'm old-fashioned. i think a president ought to have done nothing for other people and for his country, when you pick a president.
>> clinton mentioned obama's inexperience. >> when is the last time we elected in president based on one year of service in senate before he started run sflg? >> in early 2008 obama won iowa and entered an all out feud with the former first couple. >> i'm here. he's not. >> i can't tell who i'm running against sometimes. >> the two men haven't been especially close. but appointing hillary clinton secretary of state helped heal wound and obama looked to the popular former president for help hosting him at the white house during contentious negotiations with can congress in 2010. >> i have a general rule, which is that, if whatever he asks me about my advice and whatever i say, should become public only if he decides to make it public. he can say whatever he want, but -- >> obama hopes president clinton can woo voters in the south and some rust belt states. the obama campaign is featuring clinton in ad and hitting up his network of wealthy donors. obama and clinton appeared at
fund-raiser together last month at terry mcauliffe raising $2.1 million. now that night kyra, president obama joked that donors were getting two presidents for the price of one. and that's going to happen again tonight. president clinton and president obama headlining three fund-raisers in new york city tonight. one at a private residence. one at a hotel. and one at a broadway theater and of course, they are expected to bring in millions of dollars for the dnc and president's re-elect. >> it usually does. what exactly is bill clinton's role in the ere election campaign. >> the question is almost what isn't his role, kyra. he is really front and center in a number of different ways. you see he is there in ad. key it fund-raising as we see tonight and key to messaging. he's making a lot of tv appearances, for instance, and he will continue to do that. he will physically go to a
number of battle ground states. to target the demos that obama struggles with and his message is this, i know about the economy and president obama is doing the right job and the obama campaign is hoping of could urs that voters believe that. >> all right, brianna, thanks so much. comedian bill mar is now part owner of the new york met. he is not just saying -- well, he is not exactly saying how much of the team he actually purchased or how much he spent but we do know that mets sold 12 shares in the team at $20 million a pop. he needed to raise the $240 million to offset losses and penalties associated with their investments in the bernie madoff ponzi scheme. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money ? if your bank takes more money than a stranger,
if you're leaving the house right now, just a reminder can you continue watching cnn from your mobile phone or from your desktop. go to cnn.com/tv. facebook claims to have 900 million users. do you really think all of them are 13 and over? neither does facebook. it is estimated millions of can children lie about their ages to set up pages often with help from their parent. now the wall street journal says that king of social media is working on a kid friendly facebook. maybe linking kids pages to their parent with built in parental controls and maybe it could tap a whole new revenue stream in the process.
now we're talking with ben meserick. he is the author of accidental millionaires which inspired the hit movie, the social network. he is joining me from boston. ben, great to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> let's get down to the main question here. it is obvious that facebook is dropped in value, has dropped in value, since all this hoop law. there is an ongoing investigation. when it comes down to it, what what do you think, is this all about money? >> over all, i don't think it is all about money. i think it is about getting everyone on facebook. i think zuckerberg ear goal is that every human beg on planet earth will be on facebook most of the day and i think starting at 13 and 12 and 11 is a good way it make that happen. i don't think it is all about money. i don't think he cares that much about money. i think he cares about everyone being on facebook. >> does facebook care whether its users are 13, 47 or 6?
>> no, they don't care at all. i'm waiting for the toddler facebook so my 2-year-old can go on it. >> oh, ben! >> i think they just want as many followers as they can get. >> you really would -- would you put your toddler on facebook? >> well, you know, he is watching mickey mouse club all the time. could couldn't be much worse than that, could it? obviously, it is an good thing for kids to be spending a lot of time on facebook but on the other hand with parental super vision, i think it is no worse than anything else a kid does. so no, i dont don't want my kid on facebook before i know what is going on with it, but kids today are more technologically advanced than adult. 10-year-olds are amazing on computers, and i think that's the future. >> doesn't facebook have its hand full protecting adult and privacy without adding kids to the mix? >> facebook want people to share everything.
that's their business model. they want all of your information. they want privacy walls to go away. they are fighting themselves when they have to pit restraint on privacy and it is a scary thought but their goal is that everyone is on facebook all the time. >> so i'm curious, what's your take on the ipo and did you buy in? >> i didn't buy in. i'm a horrible investors. you know, it was a mess. a total and complete mess. i don't think anybody expected it. i definitely don't think the facebook people wanted to see something like this happen. but a lot of people probably lost a lot of money. and the nasdaq looks horrible. it was a total mess. >> do you think we will still talk about facebook five years from now, 20 years from now? >> i think we will. i personally think facebook will continue to be a part of our lives indefinitely. it is just too big. and it is just a a matter of thousand moves to the telephones, because the cell phone is the if you tour of everything. if facebook can figure out a way
to dominate that then we will talk about facebook forever. >> do you think we just lost the art of letter writing and picking up the phone an making a call in regard to communicating with those we love? >> it's true. in college, if you wanted to meet a girl you had to go and say hi to her. now it is all on facebook. we lost our inability of inaction. i think that's what he want. he doesn't have the facilities to work an a human level so he created a way to reabt on a computer level. >> as you look forward to that, that philosophy, right, you talk about what was in his head and what he created and what has become so big. as you look down the line and as it's interesting i was reading a number of surveys in the past week, there were a number of articles on the surveys done about internet disconnect anxiety. and that that's the fear that our kids, your child, my kids, will face down the road. >> yeah, it is going to be a totally different world.
and the idea of sort of meeting people in person will go away slowly. i think we are definitely going to lose something. we become more isolated. on the other hand, it is not something you can fight against. ity that the future we're developing. and it is just a matter of keeping it as positive as we can. >> so to be your next book? >> i mean, i don't even know what my next book is. there could be a sequel i think to the social network with what's going on now, but i don't know. i do think the future is looking more and more like sci-fi officials from the '50s than ever before. >> do you think that -- while i have you, books, will those even be published do you think at some point? is that just going to go asfwha. >> it's a scary thought. i think the hard cover book is a troubled creature. i don't know that there's a place for it. which is very sad. i mean, on the other hand, you know, the kindle and these e-readers, they're pretty great. i use it myself. it's sad, we are losing something, but at the same time it's hard to ignore that these are better devices.
>> ben, it's always interesting talking to you. sure appreciate you calling in. >> thanks very much. >> or skyping in rather. facebook did issue a statement saying that many recent reports have highlighted just how difficult it is to enforce age restrictions on the internet, especially when parents want their children to access online content and services. we are in continuous dialogue with stakeholders, regulators, and other policymakers about how best it help parents keep their kids safe in an evolving online environment. turning 21 marks the official age of freedom for many young adults, but for a chicago man, it marks quite a different milestone. this week 21-year-old shoyana will become the youngest student in the history of university of chicago to receive an m.d. not a surprising feat when you hear his history though. he learned to read at age 2, began composing music at age 5, and entered loyola university at
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an update on a story we've been following throughout the morning. police have captured that porn actor for the gruesome murder mystery we've been telling you out of canada. german police apparently arrested luka rocco magnotta who is suspected of killing and dismembering a student and mailing the body parts to canadian police and politicians. police say they nabbed him at an internet cafe in berlin, germany, thousands of miles from the scene of his alleged crimes. we're following the investigation and the arrest. stay with cnn for more information. well, she was married to the mob, befuddled batwoman as cat woman and morninged alongside some of the best leading men and married david e. kelly. an decades in tinsel town, actress michelle pfeifer has managed to stay the course. she sat down for a rare
interview with our sanjay gupta as he filled in for piers morgan last night to talk about how she manages fame, fortune, and marriage. >> i just feel like i cherish our marriage so much, and i have seen a lot of relationships in the past kind of be -- people who have been together for years and then they work together and then it's over and you're like what happened? and i feel like it's like i don't know church and state for me. i just sort of don't want to mix the two. i just sort of don't want to jinx it. >> the double start you hear do, is it real? >> definitely women have it harder for sure but i think increasingly men are because we're such an age obsessed society, youth obsessed society. we're living longer and we want to work longer and, you know, and sometimes it doesn't matter if you're still at the top of your game or you're fit and you
look great for your age and you still have a lot to contribute, you know. there's somebody younger and newer and fresher. >> you can catch michelle pfeifer's entire exclusive interview tonight. sanjay gupta filling in for piers morgan at 9:00 eastern. with all the trash talk and cat fighting, many people would agree today's reality tv has become much ado about nothing. a new series hopes to change that stereotype. it's called "push girls." they want you to see their reality is one of strength and character. here is kareen wynter. >> tone it down because i'm going to punch you in your face. >> reporter: whether it's female brawlers on basketball wives or family feuds on "keeping up with the kardashians," more often than not the women of reality tv are portrayed as a bad girls club. >> beyond limits. >> i push. >> beyond what's expected. >> reporter: but now there's some new ladies rolling onto the scene ready to take a stand with
a different kind of reality. ♪ meet mia and chelsea, they're dynamic and perilized. they're the push gifrls. >> some people think it has to do with wheelchairs. it's pushing through your adversity, through your situation and that goes for everybody. >> reporter: the situations are real. >> there's a lot of bills flying my way. >> reporter: from the economy and dating. >> he said he didn't want a girlfriend. >> reporter: to starting a family. >> most people don't think i can have a baby. >> reporter: with their lives under the microscope, we had to ask, was there anything the push girls pushed back on? >> yes, my husband and i are working on having a baby, but, yeah, you guys get to stay outside and you don't need to know how we're about to make that happen. >> reporter: the bedroom aside, the girls admitted almost nothing is off-limits, an honest approach they hope will help
change misconceptions in part of a movement in which disabled becomes differently abled. >> people see us in wheelchairs and they think, wow, their biggest obstacle in life is their chair and we don't see it that way. our biggest obstacle is conquering those misconsumptions. >> i love my freedom. that's the way i have been my whole life. if i say i have to get in the shower and i can see it on their face, they're like how does she shower? so just educating through doing. >> reporter: a 2009 study conducted by the christopher and dana reeve foundation estimates 5.6 million americans are living with paralysis. the organization calls the show a milestone telling cnn pop culture rarely features members of the paralysis and disability community. it is so refreshing and inspiring to be depicted on a network that will depict us accurately and with respect and optimism. this should be a starting point and a challenge to more film and
television producers to portray us. the portrayals, while courageous, also reveal a vulnerable side. >> i really hope that people will look at other people in wheelchairs differently now. meeting the girls was kind of like meeting big sisters. it was kind of like, wow, you know, i can be myself again. >> she is our confirmation that we are doing the right thing. >> from education to inspiration, the push girls agree. >> when you can't stand up, stand out. >> kareen wynter, cnn, hollywood. >> "push girls" debuts tonight on the sundance channel. thanks for watching. you can continue the conversation with me on twitter @kyracnn or on facebook. cnn "newsroom" continues right now. thank you, kyra. i'm zor rye da sam boleyn in for suzanne malveaux. german police believe they have captured luca rocco.
body parts were mailed to canadian police and politicians. police are awaiting a fingerprint match for official confirmation. ni yearian officials say an american was piloting the plane that crashed yesterday. the pilot radioed that the plane was having troubles just minutes before it slammed into a densely populated neighborhood killing all 153 people on board and at least ten on the ground. officials say the death toll could rise as searchers continue sifting through all of the wreckage. and now to wall street where a lot of people are wondering what is going on now? it's another day of shaky trading, and we all know what happened friday, that huge sell-off. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. alison, is this still reaction to the jobs report on friday? >> so it is. we are still seeing more selling, more carry-through from that jobs report that literally stunned wall street because it did come in much weaker than expected, just 69,000 jobs added
to the workforce in may. it has investors all around the globe feeling uneasy about the recovery. in fact, we saw how asian markets reacted. they plunged overnight. that was their first chance to react to the report. this morning we got another disappointment. this time on manufacturing which came in weak. so after a stellar january, february, and march, the dow has now erased all of its gains for the year. we are right back to where we started in january. the nasdaq and s&p 500, they're down 10% from their recent highs, so, yes, they are officially in correction territory. so now what you have are experts nervous about what june is going to bring for the market, especially with so many problems going on in europe. >> so, alison, can the federal reserve step back in to stem late the economy like it did in the recession and maybe the bigger question is should it? >> those are really two main questions, and, first of all, yes, the fed can step in, especially since we've got several other weak reports on the economy, but, you know, the loudest cries for the fed to do something came right after this
lousy jobs report. so then what you do is combine that with a weak reading on economic growth if the first three months of the year and those cries get even louder. now, wall street could get more clues on thursday when fed chief ben bernanke speaks before a senate committee. the market is hoping the fed chief says where the fed stands now on another round of monetary stimulus. that would be where the central bank buys up bonds and pours more money into the economy. many are wondering what other red flags the fed really needs to see that the economy needs some help, but then criminalics say, wait a minute, they believe that the economy needs to find a way to rebound on its own without, you know, having its hand held by the fed. that's a real controversial move and the fed definitely doesn't react spontaneously. they think about it quite a bit. >> we appreciate you watching it all for us, alison kosik live at the new york stock exchange. thank you for that. and now to sanford, florida. that's where george zimmerman starts his week back in jail. his bail was rejoked by the
judge in the trayvon martin murder case. he said zimmerman lied about his finances to get a low bond on his second-degree murder charge. the lawyer for trayvon martin's family says this brings up the key issue in this case. >> and the reason judge lester's ruling was so important because it focuses everybody's attention to george zimmerman's credibility, and, remember, his credibility is the main thing here because it is only his version of the facts that say trayvon martin attacked him. all the objective evidence suggests that he pursued and shot trayvon martin in the heart. and that is going to be a crucial, crucial issue, credibility, credibility, credibility. >> so martin savidge is in sanford, florida. martin, we had talked earlier and i mentioned this whole facebook page. everybody knew and was following how much money he was raising on this facebook page. how is it that all of a sudden they didn't know what that
dollar amount was? >> reporter: right, and that's exactly what the judge wants to know. how is it possible, despite the family being under oath, despite george zimmerman being in the courtroom and being directly asked how much money have they raised on the website, nobody seemed to have any answers to that, and the family maintained they were basically broke. they really couldn't afford a high bond. you will remember bond was set at $150,000. then it was revealed they had $135,000 sitting in an account the family had access to. that's why the judge is definitely going to bring in george, put him back inside this jail and wants him to stand in front of him during some sort of court hearing and explain how that all happened. what's interesting is that we know through conversations that were apparently recorded when the last time george was here six weeks ago, he was talking to his wife, and it appears in code they were talking about the money. so why was it in a courtroom a few days later they said they didn't know anything about money? the judge clearly very angry.
he wants an explanation. >> and his lawyer, is he filing for a new bond hearing soon? >> reporter: he says he plans to file that motion today. the question is when will the judge respond, and that's the part we don't know. it's possible that the judge could decide that he would like george zimmerman to wait a little while. there could also be scheduling matters as well, but it doesn't appear that it's certainly going to happen today. will it happen this week? it could be george zimmerman will have to spend some time behind bars and there's no guarantee he will get bond. most assuredly many believe if he does, it will be a lot higher than $150,000. >> what is the family of trayvon martin saying? >> reporter: well, what they're basically saying is that they have never felt it was right that george zimmerman get out of jail. he is charged with second-degree murder. they clearly are upset over the loss of their son. it took a long time, they felt, for charges to be brought against him.
they have always maintained they felt george zimmerman should remain behind bars until his trial. now he's back behind bars and i'm sure there is some satisfaction, a small bit, but it doesn't mean he's going to stay there. >> all right. martin savidge live in sanford, florida for us. thank you very much for that. we have some breaking news. prince pill incompetent was thi hospital with a bladder infection. >> i've just been told he was taken to the king ed hospital in london. he's been staying at windsor castle before the concert. he's been taken away as a precautionary measure before developing a bladder infection. it's being assessed and treated and prince philip will remain in hospital under observation for few days and we got news he's understandably disappointed about missing the concert and tomorrow's engagement. i'm outside the spectacular stage built outside buckingham
palace. a key event. she's going to be sad he's not going to be here but obviously he's in hospital right now. >> has he been participating in all of the events so far? >> reporter: he has and i was with him yesterday and he looked incredibly filt ae ly fit and h him. i was at a garden party with him last week. he was wandering around very sprightly. he's 90 years old. he had a health scare just before christmas. he had a heart operation but he came out just a couple days later, did pretty well from that, but he is an old man. he's a 90-year-old man but he's deceptively healthy when you see him. yesterday he was with the queen standing on the barge on the top deck for several hours. it was very windy, very cold on the top there, but he insisted on staying there. didn't sound like that's related to a bladder infection. >> we were just looking at some pictures there and he actually looked like he was in quite a
good mood. now, you do say he's in the hospital this hour but there's a possibility he could be released and he could rejoin the festivities. >> reporter: no, they're saying he will be under observation for a few days. the festivities are today and tomorrow. >> too bad. max foster live for us in london. here is what we're working on for this hour. it's a tale of two dictators, one fallen facing life in prison. the other refusing to take responsibility for a massacre. then a drug cocktail with potentially violent side effects. we'll get a look at the science behind bath salts. and how young is too young for facebook? the social media giant wants to lower its age restrictions. what it means for your kids. [ male announcer ] considering all your mouth goes through, do you really think brushing is enough to keep it clean?
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so it sounds like something out of a zombie movie, but it is real life. miami police say one homeless man attacked another on a busy highway in broad daylight and chewed the guy's face off. he didn't stop until officers shot him. police think the guy was high on bath salts. it's a dangerous kind of new synthetic drug. look at 27-year-old freddie sharp, overdosing on bath salts.
he says he was basically out of his mind and that the experience was pure evil. listen to what he told our don lemon. >> i never experienced anything like that doing the bath salt or anything like that before, and it really actually scared me pretty bad because i was hallucinating about being in a mental institution, an insane asyl asylum, and something about jason vorheis and getting possessed by him. i felt all kinds of crazy. >> our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen joins me live now from atlanta. elizabeth, what exactly are bath salts? >> they are chemicals like amphetamines, kind of like meth or ecstasy, and they can make people act in the ways that we've been talking about. they have absolutely nothing to do with bath salts. they're just called that because it looks sort of similar and it allows people who make them to
talk about them without talking about an illegal product. >> he was talking about hallucinations. what other types of effects does this have on people? >> right. there are several different types of effects it has. for example, it can make people psychotic when they take these. it can make them paranoid, combative, violent. they get confused. there are all sorts of different kinds of effects and what's really important here is not everybody has the same effect. it depends how much you took. it depends what type you took. they come in different variations. it also depends what you were like before you took them. some of these people have an underlying mental disease and then these drugs have a worse effect. >> it almost seems like the people who take these drugs have super powers. it can take several officers to subdue someone on this drug. >> i even heard someone saying five or ten or more officers have been required to subdue these folks, about you they
don't actually have superhuman strength. they feel invincible and also they don't feel pain. again, not true of everyone who takes these, but of some people. if you feel invincible and if you don't feel pain, then you're not going to act normally. you're going to keep fighting because you think you're stronger than these guys and when they beat you, you will not feel it. >> and elizabeth, how common are these drugs? are we seeing an increase in this? >> you know what's interesting is there has been an increase, but then there actually was a bit of a decrease which is good recently. that's because, zoraida, believe it or not, these used to be legal. it's a brand new chemical. they were sold in gas stations legally which is completely terrible. then law enforcement stepped in and made them illegal so, in fact, poison control centers report fewer cases than there used to be, but still high enough to be a concern. >> elizabeth, i have to ask kind of a knuckle head question here because we're looking at all of this video. when you say bath salts, are
these the regular bath salts we use? >> nothing to do with bath salts whatsoever. it was a name given to them by the people who make them because it looks like bath salts and, number two, it allows them to talk about the products without having to use the word amphetamine and they can just say bath salts. they're using a legal term for an illegal substance. >> elizabeth cohen, live for us in atlanta. thank you very much. and i need to tell you elizabeth has a special report that you're going to want to see. thousands of people die every year because of blunders that their doctors make. find out how you can protect yourself, 25 shocking medical mistakes. this saturday night at 8:00 eastern only on cnn. they're calling it the biggest fire in new mexico's history and that's just one of the seven states where firefighters are trying to get control of the flames. a little bird told me about a band... ♪
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1.5 times the size of chicago. authorities fear extreme drought could help the fires burn through july they believe. a south carolina grandmother says she's happy to be alive today. louise thompson is recovering after being infected with flesh eating bacteria. she's the fifth person to be infected in recent weeks. she said she noticed a sore on her leg about two months ago and that it felt like needles sticking in here skin. it turns out they had that potentially deadly infection. doctors had to cut out a piece of her leg. former presidential candidate herman cain is getting a brand new gig. he'll replace radio talk show most neal boortz. he's retiring from his nationally syndicated program. he will take over january 21st, of next year. cain hosted an evening program on the station before his presidential run.
what happens in wisconsin could be a sign of things to come in november. voters head to the polls tomorrow in a bitter recall election. they'll decide whether to remove governor scott walker from office. it's the end of a two-year fight over walker's move to limit the negotiating power of public employee unions. walker came under fire for cutting spending, including education. political editor paul steinhauser joins us to talk about the wisconsin recall. people on both sides say this is not just about wisconsin, we're talking about broader implications for the general election in november. >> no doubt about it, national implications here. we are just a little over five months away from the presidential election and the battle for congress. a lot of people on both sides, and especially republicans, are saying this could be a dry run for the general election. that's why you're seeing a lot of top name surrogates flooding wisconsin, including former president bill clinton who
campaigned there on friday with the democratic candidate. you're seeing some top republican surrogates also flooding the state. both parties and a lot of independent groups, tea party groups and fiscal conservative groups, unions, progressive groups, flooding the zone, putting out money, putting up ads. this is a test case for get out the vote efforts and ad buys. zoraida, whoever wins, let's say scott walker wins, that gives a lot of momentum to the republicans going into november. and the same for the democrats if the democrats win this election, zoraida. >> yeah, that would be tom barrett there. and how are they looking? are they neck and neck? >> the most recent polls all out in the last couple days, all the most recent nonpartisan polls give walkary single digit advantage of barrett. it's a rematch of the 2010 gubernatorial election. tight contest. we'll find out tomorrow night. >> all right. also on our radar today, new poll numbers show mitt romney's favorability ratings are increasing but he still trails president obama. how big is the gap there and
where is romney having the most trouble? >> take a look right there. you can see mitt romney's numbers have definitely improved. back at 34% in february during the heat of that divisive gop primary battle. now the primaries are over and you can see romney's numbers rising. go to the next screen and compare him to the president and he still trails the president with a 56% favorable raiding. where is the biggest problem for romney? young voters. they have a favorable impression of barack obama. seniors have a better impression of romney. >> it's still kind of good news for mitt romney though, right? >> very good news. good to see the numbers jump. >> the obama campaign has a new ad out attacking romney's record as governor of massachusetts. let's listen to part of what it says. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> it started like this -- >> i speak the language of business. i know how jobs are created. >> but it ended like this. one of the worst economic records in the country.
when mitt romney was governor, massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs, a rate twice the national average and fell to 47th in job creation. >> so, of course, the question is, is the obama campaign's main strategy this, to keep the focus on his record as governor and his time at bain capital? although people like cory booker and even bill clinton kind of supporting him. >> now they're focusing for a second straight week on going after mitt's massachusetts record and saying he promised a lot of things in 2002 when he was running for governor and didn't follow through and he's promising a lot of things now as he runs for president. that's the point they're trying to make. they did it last week with surrogates and web videos. that ad you just showed, the obama campaign, they say they're
going to run it in nine important battleground states and they call it a substantial buy. the romney campaign responds by saying the president doesn't have an economic record to stand on. that's why he is going negative. you're going to see a lot of this back and forth between now and november 6th. five more months of this. >> a lot of fun, a lot of fun headed our way. paul steinhauser live for us in wisconsin. thanks for watching that critical election for us. do you want to know what life is really like on the campaign trail? tomorrow join the cnn election round table with wolf blitzer and cnn's political team. submit your questions and get answers in realtime in this live virtual chat. don't miss the cnn election round table, that is tomorrow at 12:00 noon eastern. logon to cnn.com/roundtable. we get to the emergency room... and then...and then they just wheeled him away. i had to come to that realization that "wow, i am having a heart attack." i can't punch this away. i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen.
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it's just a couple bucks for a ride on new york's subway, but putting in a whole new train line under manhattan, that's when things get expensive. here is ali velshi. >> reporter: backhoe excavators that can cost $700,000 a piece. man lifts that sell for up to half a million bucks. see that hydraulic drill jumbo? they can go for 800 grand a pop. these are the machines of modern day civil engineering. new york city has them working full speed ahead on its new second avenue subway line. subways are expensive. just to give you a sense of perspective, way back when the
first subway in manhattan was 21 miles and it cost $35 million. this one is about a mile and a half for about $4.5 billion. that's more than a billion dollars a stop. and that's just for phase one. we went digging ten stories below manhattan to find out what goes into the bottom line on a new subway line. >> it's a bargain. $800,000 a pop. >> reporter: the most massive piece of equipment used a the tunnel boring machine. it's last time new york built a subway it used the cut and cover method. digging from street level. boring is much more efficient and it disrupts life above ground a lot less. >> the one that did this is 22 foot in diameter, a little over two stories tall. it can go on average about 50 foot a day. >> reporter: one of these things costs $12 million and requires 20 people to operate it. at 50 feet a day, boring two
mile and a half tunnels takes a long time. >> this is a linear project. >> reporter: right. >> you must do the tunnels before do you this. >> reporter: and highly specialized laborers are the ones doing that. sand hogs or you are been miners work alongside operating engineers who drive and maintain the machinery. >> on average we pay a guy about $1,000 a day, and that's base salary plus benefits. >> reporter: it's putting people to work in a tough economy. the metropolitan transit authority expects phase one of the subway, that's 3 1/2 stops and a new tunnel at a fourth stop, to create 130,000 jobs with an economic impact of almost $18 billion over the nine years of construction. >> new yorkers keep asking why does it take so long? >> it is normal. >> reporter: this is what it takes. >> this is what it takes. >> reporter: all the while americans are footing the bill. no matter where they live. >> second avenue right now $1.3 billion comes from the federal government and the rest of $3.15
billion comes from new york. >> reporter: the new york from new york comes largely from new york state bonds and mta bonds. >> in 2016 when we swipe our card and ride the first train, it's going to feel real good. >> ali velshi, cnn, new york. >> our thanks to ali. in egypt we watch the people bring a dictator to his knees, so why can't anything be done to stop the bloodshed in syria? we'll look at the differences. you can watch cnn live on your computer while you're at work. just head to cnn.com/tv. to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems... ... and protect land - by reducing our footprint and respecting wildlife. america's natural gas... domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives...
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not stopping his military from killing hundreds of protesters. on the other hand, we're seeing syria's long-time dictator repeatedly deny that his forces are slaughtering thousands of his own people. i'm joined by a senior fellow at stanford university's hoover insti instituti institution. he's written a book titled "the syrian rebellion." you say pointblank assad is a liar but is he a murderer? >> well, i think lying is the least of his sins. he's a terrible monster and the hope was invested in him when he came to power ten years ago everyone thought, well, you know, he's an educated man, he spent time in london, and then he married this london-born very, very trendy young lady and everyone welcomed this incredible couple, and it turned out he's a barbarous man. his regime has murdered thousands of civilians. >> we are talking here during
the break about the differences between hosni mubarak and bashar al assad. hosni mubarak is serving life in prison now. can the same fate await a bashar al assad? what has to happen for something like that? >> well, egypt is really in many ways a law-abiding country. when you look at egypt, it has well over 80 million people and something like 800 people were killed in the rebellions, in the protests of tahrir square a year ago. when you look at syria, it's some 20-odd million people, thousands have been killed, people say 10,000. i think this is a low estimate because thousands have disappeared and are presumed killed i think. it's not the same. and, you know, you have hosni mubarak is being treated reasonably well. he was in a very upscale medical facility. he had a swimming pool. he could have the cuisine he wanted. it would be very different in syria. it will come to a very different outcome. syria will resemble libya and
bashar's fate could end up like moammar gadhafi. he could be flushed out of a spider hole, flushed out of a drainage pipe exactly like gadhafi was. >> but what will it take for him to get into that spider hole? we were talking about the numbers, the opposition numbers. they're strong. are they powerful enough? >> well, this is the tragedy of syria. it's a stalemate, if you will, between i actually describe it in this book i wrote about syria, between an irresistible force, the opposition of the people, the fury of the people, the rebellion of a proud people, and an immovable object, which is this regime of bashar al assad. it's basically a stalemate. unless the international community intervenes and does the right thing, i think we will see more of the same. when we say the international community we really have to talk about the united states, the obama administration. thus far the obama administration has refused to tilt the balance. >> so if the obama administration does nothing, then we continue to see these mass killings? we continue to endure them?
>> we watched that, we saw that in bosnia and kosovo. in fact, sometimes you have a fight, an ethnic fight, you have a sectarian fight, and there is a draw, and the outcome is in the balance, and nothing happens until finally an outside force intervenes as we did in bosnia in 1995, as we did in kosovo in 1999. thus far in syria nothing, and the obama administration is really focused on the re-election of barack obama, nothing else is engaging this man and engaging his administration. we have to be honest about this. >> and i know you were there recently and you talked to the people there. you know, how they're holding up is really a nonsensical question, i suppose, but what did you see? >> it's stunning. i went several times to turkey because i can't go to syria. we went to the syrian refugee camps in turkey. the last time i went, i went a fortnight ago, i went with your colleague, anderson cooper, and we saw the people in these
tents. we saw proud families who have now been in these tents for 12 months. we saw children running in the lanes without any schooling. we saw people reduced to such abject need and poverty, and i think that from these trips you return really brokenhearted and you really return cynical about the will of the so-called international community and the will of the powers. >> what do you think is going to happen? >> well, i think in egypt it's okay. in the sense, look, the man is in prison. hosni mubarak. you have a pharaoh who is now in prison, he has no get used to wearing prison uniform. it's minor inconvenience in the scale of things. in syria i think it's more of the same. i think we are seeing a sectarian war, and we are seeing whether we call it a civil war or not, it really is a civil war. >> it will spread out? do you think it will spread out? >> it doesn't have any potential of spreading out to turkey because turkey is a big and strong country or to jordan or to israel or to iraq even.
it does have the potential of spreading out which already it has to neighboring lebanon only because lebanon is really subject to the will and the whim of the syrian regime. >> and before -- we don't have a lot of time left, but what do you think will happen in the elections in egypt? >> i wish i knew. you have two candidates. the muslim brotherhood and a man who was mubarak's last prime minister. so the choice is very stark and very clear. >> all right. thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate your perspective. >> thank you. all right. all you job hunters, let's switch gears here, don't let the latest numbers fool you. the gig you are looking for is out there, you just have to find it. we're going to show you how. [ lane ] your anti-wrinkle cream is gone...
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craig is a teacher in milwaukee. they are on opposite sides of the political showdown in wisconsin. >> kill the bill. >> reporter: we met michelle and john 16 months ago protesting at the state capitol. they were furious with then new governor scott walker and his new bill to cut education funding and unions' collective bargaining rights. >> our lives were turned upside down. emotions were raw. >> reporter: craig saw it from the other side. he thought walker's plan had merit. >> i think in the long term it will be good for the state and for education. >> shame, shame. >> reporter: despite weeks of protests walker's budget bill passed. craig says he's one of only a handful of teachers that supported it. >> i think fundamentally what scott walker is doing is going to improve the state of wisconsin in the long term and improve education in the long term. >> i don't know of any teachers
in madison or anywhere who would want larger class sizes, who would want less resources being poured into the classroom. >> the difference is jobs. >> reporter: governor walker is in a recall election against milwaukee mayor tom barrett. people in wisconsin have been bombarded with political ads largely funded by out of state interests, both pro and anti-union. >> news radio 620, wtmj, so glad to have you with us. >> reporter: milwaukee talk road show jeff wagner says the last 16 months have divided the state like never before. he says there doesn't seem to be any middle ground. >> people are down to their last nerve. everybody is just so intense about this. you hear it from the callers. you hear this anger, and it's out there on both sides. >> reporter: wagner says at times the rhetoric has been ugly. listen to how our teachers both blame the other side for getting out of control. >> i have heard them referred to as a nazi. >> it's the other side, governor walker's side, who comes in and
does taunting and poking and trying to incite fights. >> colleagues of mine make reference to republicans and tea party types as the barbarians at the gates. >> using like the word nazi, yelling at my children, you're come mists. >> reporter: the recall election is tuesday but whether scott walker keeps his job or not, the political battle over unions is far from over and other states are keeping a close eye on what happens in wisconsin. >> wow. that is quite a fight going on. ted rowlands joins us live from madison, wisconsin. what are the latest polls showing there? >> reporter: well, there have been different polls, but all of them seem to have walker in the lead. he's got a few percentage points ahead of barrett going into tomorrow. turnout obviously is going to be the key. both candidates are canvassing the state today. both sides are trying to get as many people out to the polls tomorrow as possible. >> what is the mood like there?
clearly this state along with many other states are in a fiscal crisis. >> reporter: yeah, and how do you deal with it, but there are two things going on. there's the fiscal crisis and then there is this move toward trying to limit the power of unions, and that's really what's at the core. $60 million spent in this campaign, most of it from out of state. people contributing from out of state don't care about the lives of people in wisconsin. they care about the momentum that could be built here in wisconsin one way or another, pro or anti-union. that's why the nation is watching this. wisconsin really is just the host to this battle and the overall war. >> so this argument over the collective bargaining rights of union members is what's going to spill over they're suggesting to the november elections? >> reporter: well, one thing we should keep in mind, if walker loses his job, he's all right created the law here. he's changed the game. a new governor can't change it.
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a fifth grader misses class. he needs an excuse note to give to his teacher. and he gets the best one ever. tyler sullivan went to see president obama, he gave a speech last friday. and the president offered to make sure tyler didn't get an unexcused absence. ashleigh banfield and i talked to tyler this morning. >> he came up and he asked me if i wanted an excuse note since i was missing school friday. >> and what did you say? >> i was like, i was so shocked
i didn't say anything. >> and what did he write to you? >> mr. ackerman, please excuse tyler. he was with me. barack obama, the president. >> how did you feel when he handed you that note? >> i felt really shocked, and i just had a huge grin on my face. >> we're watching that video right now, tyler, of you with the president. what were you thinking as he's writing this note? are you thinking you're actually going to give this to your teacher? >> no. i was like, really, he's writing me an excuse note? that's really crazy. >> boy, the look on his face is priceless. taylor says when he grows up, he wants to be an nfl player. go figure. so facebook is considering letting younger children onto its website. kids younger than 13 may soon be allowed to logon to the social media site with the rest of us. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. alison, what is going on here?
we have kids this age. >> oh, yes, we do. >> this opens endless possibilities for facebook. they could open up a whole new user base. "the wall street journal" is reporting that the company is looking into ways to let kids use the site with parental consent, currently the under 13 crowd is banned from joining. facebook is looking at tying kids' accounts to their parents and letting the parents decide who the kids can friend, what apps they can use. it is important to note here facebook often develops these new kinds of technologies but never releases them to the public. facebook says it has nothing to announce at the moment and hasn't made any decisions about the issue. >> what's the thought behind this? are they just trying to get the kids younger and grow them with the company? >> you know, i would agree with you with that. facebook is not saying but i'm going to take a big leap and say it has a lot to do with money, with revenue. kids have purchasing power. you know this. "the wall street journal" says
facebook could charge kids for games and other apps. in fact, right now as you remember, it is free to be on facebook. it says is right there on the foam page, that it will always be. for facebook it's hard generating revenue, especially when it comes to a mobile platform. also remember how facebook is growing. it isn't adding users as fast as it once was, and that's part of the reason why you're seeing investors run from the shares today. shares are losing another 3.5% trading at $26.72. they're down 27% since it began trading on may 18th. zoraida? >> what are the critics saying with the kiddies on facebook? >> you can expect it to get a lot of attention from regulators especially given the worries that are already out there about how facebook protects its current users. other criticisms are there shouldn't be ads on the kids' version. there is no social or educational value with this. and they actually -- these critics come out and compare it to big tobacco.