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princess diana died, we just had the anniversary of her death. so one has feelings about princess diana. and so there is a great sense of people rushing to her defense. >> and apparently there are real feelings about prince william, talking about his mother dying, being pursued by paparazzi in france. now they're being pursued, his wife is pursued by the paparazzi. >> so that, obviously, is very difficult. you can imagine for him it is difficult, he couldn't protect his mother, will he be able to protect his wife. >> you have analyzed it, front and center, up and down, thank you so much, i appreciate it, nadia bilchek. and welcome back to the news room, i'm fredricka whitfield. today, protesters took to the
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streets in australia. hundreds of people demonstrated there outside the u.s. consulate in sidney. it turn -- volt when they pushed them back. authorities used tear gas and police dogs to stop the demonstrators who threw bottles, four people were hurt. and this was the scene in india, there were protests in tunisia and afghanistan, today. and to the man who made the controversial muslim movie, the film-maker surfaced publicly for the first time during an overnight visit to his probation officer in los angeles. more from los angeles, miguel what impact has all of this had on the coptic christian community, since he professed to be a coptic christian? >>. >> reporter: yes, they're lying
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low here, i spoke to people who know him, go to the church he goes to. they are distancing themselves from the movie, that coptic christians don't go to. this is the work of one man, a collection of individuals who have done it. they don't have anything to do with it. their big concern is that it will be a problem for their loved ones in faraway lands. it is absolutely -- when you consider this film, now nakoula basseley nakoula is increasingly under the microscope. the federal officials opened up a review of his entire case. he is on probation for five years because he was convicted in 2010 of fraud. and last night, about midnight, los angeles county sheriff's deputies took him to a -- a federal facility, apparently, to go see his probation officer, and it sounds like there was
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more than one probation officer there. they wanted to chat with him and see if there was anything he has done in the last months or years to go over the bounds of his probation. the one part that seems to stick out is that he is not supposed to be on line in any way or use any devices that can get on line without a prior approval from his probation officer. so now, we wait and see if that meeting last night turns into a full-on probation hearing, which they could either then revoke his probation or change it somehow, fred. >> yes, and have they revealed in any way what that potential penalty could be if they were to revoke the probation, or to change it? >> it depends on the seriousness. they -- really, it is a very fast process from what i can tell. and it depends, the judge who actually ordered him in prison and then probation to begin with would actually hear the case, if possible. and then they could do anything. they could limit his freedom of movement even more, they could -- it could be a serious
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enough probation violation that they would take him back into custody. there are many, many things that they could do at this point. the question is did he violate that probation? did he knowingly do it? and you know what -- what would be the proper remedy for it? authorities are very quick to point out they don't want to jump on this so hard that it shuts down freedom of speech. and they don't want to be in a position of knocking freedom of speech. but this man has clearly produced something, and others have clearly produced something that -- has caused a lot of this, you know this convulsion of violence. and they want to know everything that he has been up to. >> miguel marquez, thank you so much, from washington. and taliban militants attacked a nato base today in afghanistan to retaliate against that same controversial anti-muslim movie. the attack, in helmand province, killed marines and they opened
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fire. coalition members fought back, killing all but one of the militants. and a solemn home coming, after the attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya, they were returned to american soil today. the u.s. marines carried the caskets of ambassador chris stevens, former navy seal tyrone woods and glenn doherty, and sean smith. the four were honored in a ceremony by president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. and the fbi putting off its visit to libya for safety reasons. fbi agents had hoped to arrive today to investigation the matter. inside that burned out consulate in benghazi to put together the violence from that night. >> reporter: amid the ash, soot and debris, remnants of a life
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that was, and what it meant to those stationed here. scrawled on this sheet, memories so important. what was a backened ruin was an up scale neighborhood. officials say tuesday night's attack was planned by islamist militants, and quickly overwhelmed the guards. the compound's first line of defense, easily breached. according to one of the libyan guards stationed at the gate armed with only a radio, the assault happened simultaneously from three different directions. he said he first heard chanting growing louder and louder, suddenly then, gunfire, and heavy machine gun fire is attacking the compound. he is so afraid of retaliation he is refusing to appear on camera.
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he says at one point the masked men came over to threaten him for protecting the infidels, he only survived because another managed to lead him away. a rocket-propelled grenade took out the tower, and set the main residence on fire. here, the bedroom where u.s. ambassador chris stevens stayed. part of a small area, we're told this is where the ambassador, after being separated from his guards in the chaos, smoke, and darkness, died of smoke inhalation. >> and we'll get more on the investigation as this information warrants. meanwhile, back in the united states, you know that it has been a difficult standoff between the public schools of chicago and the teacher's union, live pictures right now. all the people you see in the streets there, those are mostly educators, teachers who had all gathered at union park for a big rally. this, as the two sides try to meet and come up with a
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framework for agreement, so that 350,000 kids can return to their schools. monday, perhaps after being out of school for the past five school days now. but, we understand as they continue to disburse from the rally, their final destination will be garfield park there in chicago. we'll kept you up to date on the chicago schools, the third largest district in the country. also, straight ahead. get out of the vehicle. >> i'm going to report you hurt me, you twisted my arm. >> step out of the vehicle. >> a traffic stop that is hard to understand, hard to believe. and frankly hard to watch. and clint eastwood is talking about his much criticized speech at the rnc. great shot. how did the nba become the hottest league on the planet?
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it was a law that launched protests in wisconsin and triggered a recall of the governor. now, a county judge has overturned parts of the bill that restricted collective bargaining rights. the judge found the wisconsin bill infringed on worker's free speech and association. with 52 days until the election, both president obama and mitt romney are taking a break from the campaigning this weekend. but the gop nominee for vice president stumped in florida. wisconsin representative paul ryan attacked the latest move by the fed to keepuying up bonds to keep loan rates low, a move known as quantative easing. paul ryan attended the event
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with his wife and mother, who lives in flori. and clint eastwood has no regrets about his speech to an empty chair at the republican national convention. here is what he told us. >> one thing about one advantage of being my age is that, you know, what can they do to you? you just have fun and do what you think. and you can say what you think. you don't have to edit yourself. >> so you don't regret it at all? and i think i heard governor romney say on one of the sunday shows last week that he enjoyed it. he liked it. >> he did, he has a much better sense of humor than people think. >> eastwood came under fire for this speech. some felt he upstaged the republican nominee on the last day of of the convention. and lots of interesting cases to delve into. 90 seconds away, all right, we're talking about a discrimination case involving a
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restaurant change, hooters, which direction might this go, avery? >> oh, my goodness, this is such a principled case, americans don't tolerate discrimination. it is in federal court, and good for this young man who fought back. >> yeah, he is humiliated because an ethnic slur was thrown at him. this case is garbage and should be dismissed. >> oh, my, avery, richard, seconds away. and tomorrow, dr. sanjay gupta is exploring the world of sustainable living on the next list at 2:00 eastern time. this week he profiles an organic farmer and founder of the eco resort in costa rica. >> sustainability is using resources but not compromising
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all right, what started out as a routine traffic stop in texas, on highway 67, ended up with a 77-year-old driver in cuffs for speeding 16 miles an hour over the 15 miles an hour limit. >> all right, let's hurry up, i have to go to the bathroom. >> let me see your driver's license. >> i have a -- >> i want to see your driver's license and insurance, and then i'll listen to you. >> why? why? >> let me see your driver's license, no, you give it to me now, i'll take you to jail. >> well, go ahead. >> get out of the vehicle. >> i'm going to report you hurted me -- you twisted my arm.
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oh, goodness. >> you're under arrest. >> oh, boy, so while some question -- ho the officer handled that situation, including pulling linn bedford from the car there. as you see there, the police chief said in a statement, all parties concluded that the sergeant did not violate any state laws or department policies, and in fact, was following department policy in regards to violators not providing information. end quote. on the flip side, the attorney for ms. bedford he believes the officer went too far, saying this. she is very disappointed to learn that instead of being protected and served she was basically antagonized by that officer. all right, we talked to our expert, richard herman, a criminal defense attorney and law professor in las vegas. and earlier i talked to them about a lawsuit involving the
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hooter's restaurant chain. now in queens, apparently a couple, korean-american couple was at this hooters, and they received their receipt. and an employee had scrawled an ethnic slur, they read it. and one of those customers is actually suing hooters, saying a, they were insulted. this is discrimination, and how could this be? that worker has since left hooters, so apparently is no longer working there. but the question is, is an employer responsible for the actions of its employees, whether they're still there or whether they have left? richard? >> well, an employee -- an employer is always responsible for the actions of its employees, fred, however, this case really -- if you want to open up the garbage can and throw it in there, this is the case to throw in there right now. i mean, this gentleman, this individual says he was
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humiliated, humiliated, and unable, now to go into any non-asian restaurant because some 20-year-old hostess made a terrible comment on a receipt that since she has apologized for. she quit her employment. you bring this case to trial with a brooklyn jury, in brooklyn new york, they will be on the floor in tears laughing and screaming for oxygen. >> no, they wouldn't. >> this case is ridiculous. >> so in other words, you think it has gone too far? >> avery? >> i am stun weekend the analysis. the fact is you have the right to go to a place with public accommodations and be free from any type of ethnic bias. now where i may agree, the jury may not grant substantial damages of the i don't believe
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it -- i don't believe it is a substantial case, now if this case proceeds, and the man who is the plaintiff prevails, not only does -- well, the franchise of hooters, not the corporate, has to pay the defense fees and plaintiffs and damages. this case -- i don't think it is a substantial damage case, a principled one. good for him for pushing the envelope. >> this is what hooters had to say, particularly in reference to the 20-year-old employee who is no longer working there, but who allegedly wrote that epithat. it is not something that reflects our employees. we have a no-tolerance policies and have had no episodes like this. >> a box of wings will settle it, that will settle the case. >> it will not. >> we shall see. i know you all will weigh in when we find out. and of course you can catch our legal guide every saturday
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noon eastern time. and mr. gupta, a journalist, a husband, a father, how does he have time to train for a triathlon? we'll ask him directly.
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. our dr. sanjay gupta is a classic over-achiever, but he says it is time to make time for exercise. good thing for him, he is taking on the nautica malibu triathlon. he is waking up bright and early in the morning, but before he does that, he is taking dr. gupta live, in malibu.
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so what is coming up in your show? >> well, it is all health and fitness related. one thing we're going to do is talk to mayor bloomberg in new york city. people may have heard of this, but the idea of banning the soda and sugary drinks that are larger than 16 ounces, it is controversial, passing in march. we'll talk about that, and also very -- we call them the lucky seven, they are people who didn't dare dream of doing a triathlon, even a year ago. well, they will all join me tomorrow, it has been a transforming year for them. can't wait to meet them. also, a friend, five years ago, he was 50 pounds overweight. a couple of years ago he was one of the 25 fittest men in the world. what can we all learn from him? we'll have more on that in the show. >> oh, my goodness, we'll learn from all of you, the magnificent
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eight -- >> the great eight. >> there you go, i like it. well, good luck to you tomorrow morning, we'll root for all of you, and have a great time, and you know. i would say don't over do it, but forget it, you're way past that. you have over done it for all of us. >> love it. all right, the outrage over an internet movie, offensive to muslims, spreading to more countries now. ♪ lord, you got no reason ♪ you got no right ♪ ♪ i find myself at the wrong place ♪ [ male announcer ] the ram 1500 express. ♪ it says a lot about you. ♪ in a deep, hemi-rumble sort of way. guts. glory. ram. to help protect your eye health as you age... would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite.
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. protests over an on-line movie insulting islam are spreading. today, there were demonstrations in afghanistan, tunisia,


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