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hello everyone. welcome to "around the world." i'm fredricka whitfield in for suzanne malveaux. >> and i'm michael holmes. hello everyone. we'd like to welcome our viewers here in the united states and also right around the world. let's begin in syria. ♪ you see there huge crowds turning out today to mark the second anniversary of the start of the syrian civil war. in damascus, also in aleppo people chanting syria is free even though the war shows little sign of ending, more than 70,000
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people are dead. more than a million, 1.1 million are refugees in the uprising against syria's president. at the vatican the new pope met with all the catholic cardinals this morning including those who were too old to take part in his election conclave. dressed in white as you see there francis shared words of encouragement with the cardinals. he urged them to pass on their experience to younger generations saying "wisdom is like a good bottle of wine. and we must give it to the young people." >> now turn to a p.r. disaster that just keeps getting worse for carnival cruise lines. yet another -- we're losing count now, three is having problems. this is the second one in just two days. >> and this one is the legend cruise ship having technical issues affecting its speed apparently. because of that a scheduled stop in grand cayman in the caribbean is being scrapped and the boat is headed back to port in tampa, florida. >> this comes just a day after
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carnival's dream ship got stuck at port in st. maarten. an emergency generator in that case giving out causing a few bathrooms to overflow, elevators to stop working. >> those passengers are being given partial refunds and are being flown back to florida today. maybe to the relief of some, maybe to the anguish of others. >> it's just amazing. who can forget last month's carnival triumph disaster? thousands of passengers stuck on board. you'll remember that crippled ship, horrible conditions for days on end, overflowing toilets, human waste apparently running down the walls between decks, passengers in long lines for little food. >> oh, my goodness. we do remember that one. christina joins us from carnival headquarters near miami. carnival going into damage control now offering refunds and even incentives to try to get people to come back. what kind of reaction are they
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getting? >> reporter: absolutely, fredricka. what i can tell you is they've been responsive to our inquiries and taken to social media to get the word outd. for example, they've posted on facebook with the legend, what's happened with the dream and what they're trying to do to rectify the situation. they're also offering discounts, 50% discounts on a future cruise because obviously they want to bring these people back. fredricka and michael. >> i want to mention a lawyer used to represent the cruise ship industry in lawsuits and this morning he's also representing passengers by the way and cruise employees. this morning on cnn's "a starting point" he said carnival has major problems that it needs to address. take a listen. >> they could have gotten everybody off from the triumph -- from the triumph they
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could have gotten everybody off and flown them back, but they took a risk and said we'll have everybody stay on, we'll save some money flying them back. we'll have everybody stay on and then they realized, whoa, everybody's covering this. frankly, i think that's what happened. and so, yeah, i think you have to contrast this whole situation because it really is comparable. >> so, christina, how is carnival then dealing with these problems and the potential damage to its reputation? as you touched on there they're being very open. and i think that's what most damage control p.r. companies say to do, get out there, be open. >> reporter: absolutely, michael. ironically it was tuesday when carnival's ceo jerry cahill informed us they were performing a comprehensive review of their entire fleet. when we asked him more specifically what exactly was being done they said the following in a statement immediately after carnival triumph arrived safely in mobile, we assembled an expert
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team from across the can you be the company as well as outside experts in the areas of fire, marine, technical and electrical systems to complete a fleetwide assessment in the areas of fire prevention, detection and suppression. engine and power redundancies and emergency power generation and services. so they are absolutely trying their best to recover from this fiasco to say the least. fredricka, michael. >> christina, thanks so much. appreciate that. we're going to go to the new york stock exchange because we've seen, you know, a record high. >> yeah. >> for like ten days straight, but apparently there's a dip in the dow today. alison kosik is there for us. alison, what's happening? hey, fredricka and michael. you know, it's at that point where the bulls have sort of run out of steam. you're seeing investors kind of take a breather at this point after stocks have had a great run-up for the past, what, ten sessions. the session is still young. four more hours for stocks to maybe even turn around. so that very well could happen, but we are still watching the
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dow because it very well could turn around and hit that 11th record in a row. also the s&p 500, that's within striking distance of its all-time high. the magic number for the s&p 500 is 1,565. five points away. that would actually be a bigger deal than the dow if the s&p 500 hits this record even blows through that record because the s&p 500 isn't just 30 stocks like the dow. it's 500 stocks. so what it is is it's more representative of the health of the market. also, your mutual funds, they most likely track the s&p 500. so as we watch the s&p 500 although it's a little lower, overall it is, you know, moving at great strides these days. you'll be able to notice that if you take a look at your portfolios these days. if we do in fact see the s&p 500 hit the high of 1,565 or even go through it, some believe that could give more momentum to the entire market as a whether or not he will to move higher, but then there are others who say, no, no, wait a minute that could be the pullback because the
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market would be thinking it's finally hit that ceiling that investors have been waiting for. and that could be the pullback point. but at this moment we are seeing stocks in the red. not too much though. they've gained ground a little bit. they've come off their lows of the session. fredricka and michael. >> all right. thanks so much, alison kosik. keep us posted there at the new york stock exchange. >> couldn't last forever, could it? >> but it was nice. >> it was nice while it did. yeah. here's more of what we're working on for you this hour on "around the world." taking down pirates. they are a big problem offer the coast of africa. nato training to stop them. we're going to take you out to sea to find out how that fight is going. >> plus, conservative senator rob portman announces his support for same sex marriage. a dramatic reversal after his own son comes out. >> and have a look at this photo. they can stop video if you looked away. can it give apple a run for its money? we'll have a look. ♪ [ female announcer ] from meeting customer needs...
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there faraj al-shibli. >> recently returned from a trip to pakistan, four americans as you recall including the u.s. ambassador to libya were killed when gunmen attacked the compound in benghazi last september. astounding discovery from london. crews excavating an area for a subway line have unearthed the skeletons of 12 black death plague victims. >> that hit in the 14th century killing about 25 million people including almost half the population of london. >> yeah. experts suspect there may be thousands more skeletons at this burial site. scientists are hoping dna tests will reveal critical information about what actually caused the plague. >> that is fascinating. and thanks to some bad weather, crew members are spending an extra day in space. >> imagine calling the misses and saying i'm going to be a day late. >> a little late. >> of course they've been up there in the international space station since october. freezing rain and fog over
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kazakhstan delayed the homecoming. >> nasa says they'll land about 11 hours from now. some big news for you gadget lovers out there. >> i'm a total geek. >> you're going to salivate over this one. >> yes, i am. >> talking about samsung's galaxy s4. >> very interested in this. this is the latest competition for the iphone. it was unveiled last night in new york. some analysts think it could be in the running for best smartphone of the year. >> oh, my goodness. our zane asher has played around with the phone. what do you think? >> well, it has this whole eye scan feature everyone was talking about but it didn't live up to all the hype. if you stare at the phone, you can scroll up and down by looking at it, but dwrou still have to kind of tip the phone. the coolest feature is the fact you can pause a video just by
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looking away from it. and the video will start playing again when you look back at the screen. pretty cool. but there were even better features than that. we got to play around with the phone at the samsung unveiling last night. take a look. >> i actually just took a picture of myself and my producer david was in the background. if i want to actually delete him from the photograph, sorry, david, all i have to do is tap on him like this and he's gone. the device will simply use both cameras at the same time. so the front facing camera and the rear facing camera as well. so check this out. there you have it. you've got me and my producer, david, in the same photograph. and you can move through the photographs on your phone just by moving your finger over the sensor on the top of the camera. >> what's going on in the background? >> i'm seeing problems up ahead. make them appear, disappear,
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making me feel a little uncomfortable. go ahead. >> the question is, what does it mean for the iphone? i could be wrong, i think apple's up 34%, samsung's up 25% of the market. that's the big question. >> yeah. that really is the question. it's hard to say at this point. samsung is going to be a huge threat to apple. but take a look at the numbers. you can actually see on the chart there that the samsung galaxy s3 was the number one best selling phone in the last quarter of 2012. and also samsung's s4 has a bigger screen than the iphone 5 and a faster processor as well. however i think where samsung might struggle could be in the usefulness of its features. being able to scroll through your pictures without touching the screen is cool, but really, you know, how useful is it? that's going to be a lot of pressure on apple to come up with something better some time this year. guys. >> yeah. apple has the advantage too of course of having people locked into apple's products.
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all right. we're going to have dueling phones. we're going to move on. international diplomacy now. president obama says he believes iran is more than a year away from making a working nuclear weapon. >> but he tells an israeli network that he won't stop trying to persuade the iranians to stop the program. >> we're going to continue engaging with iran understanding we've set up the toughest sanctions ever, it's having an effect. if we can solve it more diplomatically, that's a lasting solution, but if not i continue to keep all options on the table. >> now, the president is making his first trip to israel as president in a few days, which itself has raised eyebrows over the last few years. >> it has indeed. for many reasons. the white house says he's not bringing new peace proposal with
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him. >> yeah. our sara sidner is in jerusalem. a lot of people on the palestinian side are concerned about the makeup of that government. is benjamin netanyahu and president obama, it's got to come up the peace process. i mean, obviously iran will. >> reporter: absolutely. the peace process is going to come up in all three sides if you will, president obama, benjamin netanyahu and abas and would ultimately like to help solve, but it is one of those issues that has gone on and on and own, very difficult to solve. both sides have stuck very much in their corners when it comes to the peace process accusing one another of not being -- trying to be a partner in the peace process. so it's been a very difficult process to try and get
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restarted. remember the last time there were talks was more than three years ago actually at this point in time about three years ago. so people are hoping that perhaps that process can get talked about, but you know there are other very big and pressing issues. that is iran. there is also a lot of talk about syria. so we're expecting to hear something about iran, something about syria and certainly something about the palestinian and israeli peace process. >> speaking of which, the palestinians are concerned because of the makeup of the new coalition includes one or two parties who favor settlement expansion. i had a chat yesterday on cnn international and i want to play just one piece of that and what her thoughts are on the relationship between the u.s. and its role in trying to broker some sort of, i want to say peace. >> -- understood what it takes to make peace and understand that israel rather than to constantly be thwarted by
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israel, right now he's talking about israeli security, he's talking about iran, he's talking about syria and then they might talk about the peace with the palestinians. if that's the case, then that would be a disaster not just for palestine, israel but also for the region. >> and, sara, also being underscored in this trip will be the relationship or lack thereof perhaps between netanyahu and obama. some have kind of described it as being very cool. the president says however it's not as tense as some people might think. how much pressure is there to show, i guess, these two appearing to be partners. >> reporter: i don't know if there's a lot of pressure when it comes to that because i think people's minds especially here are pretty much set on that very issue. they do believe these two men personally speaking don't like one another. however, as the president said in that interview last night he said look, whether or not we
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have differences, which we do have differences, our policy with israel has been very strong. and we have made that point over and over and over again. the two countries have been able to have very strong ties despite any disagreements that perhaps the two leaders have with one another that the country is going to be a strong partner with israel and vice versa and that is not going to change. but certainly a lot of people of course the pundits especially like to talk about this friction that sometimes comes up between mr. obama and mr. netanyahu. there was appointed which once i don't know if you remember this but i'm sure you do where the president was talking to then-french president sarkozy and made a comment that's, out there. but as far as the u.s. relationship with israel over and over again the administration has said that is very strong and not going to change. fredricka. >> we look forward to that being reiterated by the president during his visit, very important
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visit and much-anticipated in israel. >> thanks so much, sara. that's also something we're going to talk to white house press secretary jay carney about. he'll be joining us in the next hour to talk about the trip that the president will be making to israel. that just being one of the topics that we're going to discuss when he joins us in the 1:00 eastern hour right here on cnn. indeed. well, the fight against piracy at sea. we're going to be talking about that up close and in action. >> we take you on board a nato ship in one of the busiest and most feared waterways in the world. and crews in the united states reminding you to watch cnn's new show "the lead with jake tapper". >> that's monday afternoon 4:00 eastern time for our u.s. viewers. ♪ you know my heart burns for you... ♪ i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. we know the value of your at ueducation of phoenix
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all right. now to a major menace on the high seas especially in the waters off somalia's coast. we're talking about piracy. >> yeah. it's a big problem. the gulf of aiden is one of the world's most dangerous shipping lanes. but international naval forces are now working and working together to try to deter attacks. >> nato is part of that effort. it's anti-piracy flagship is off tanzania's coast right now. that's where we find our reporter. >> you witnessed an exercise earlier today. this is all about training to try to get local navies in the area to sort things out and deal with this themselves. >> reporter: absolutely, michael. this operation, the fight against piracy last year alone cost the international community
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some $7 billion. while we aren't seeing results, the number of successful pirate attacks is tearing up exponentially. the issue becomes how sustainable is this in the long-term? how sustainable is it to constantly have to secure the waters -- well, one of the world's busiest -- attacks of sort. so nato and others operating this area are looking into being able to continue their presence here. if we try and involve those who have the most at stake, those whose waters the pirates have been hijacking to their hearts content. and one of course is the tanzania navy and they've had some pretty good results, michael. since the beginning of this year they've actually had no successful hijackings.
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in fact, last weekend bring the number of hostages held by hijackers down from 60 of a 2012 high of 212, michael. >> all right. on sea at that training exercise. sustainability is what it's all about. get them up to speed so they can do it themselves. >> absolutely. imagine having to go to school in secret. >> yeah, that's what it's like for these kids in syria after two years of war.
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welcome back to "around the world." here are some of the stories we're following for you now. let's start right now in north korea where officials are blaming the u.s. and south korea for what they're calling an intensive and persistent cyber attack. >> pyongyang says the attacks are happening on a daily basis and the u.s. and its allies should be held accountable.
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it didn't say what action if any it planned to take however. ten days after the death of venezuelan president hugo chavez, his body is heading to a museum in caracas. >> and these people right here are gathered in the streets where at any moment chavez's body will be carried in a procession through the city. the plan had been to embalm chavez's body, but the government simply waited too long. >> they've brought experts in from overseas but too late apparently. two years ago today the syrian civil war began. >> two years of battles, house-to-house and town-to-town troops loyal to the syrian government fighting against a loosely organized rebel force that wants president bashar al assad out. >> people in cities all over
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syria, damascus and aleppo and elsewhere are marching today as they have since the day. >> 70,000 people killed, more than a million people are refugees and simply too afraid to go home. >> internally displaced cnn cameras and reporters are not allowed in at the moment. ni nick paton walsh is in the area and knows how this war has changed for generations. >> reporter: children here in rebel-held and regime bombarded aleppo even have to go to school in secret. this began when children had their nails torn out by police for drawing graffiti. now it's spawned these drawings. planes, tanks of a bank ri shelf from a girl who lost her brother saying she still hears shells in her dreams.
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>> designed for the battlefield against civilians, residential neighborhoods every day. it is incredibly frustrating precisely to see how little is having on the international level. the international community is divided and -- spectacularly. >> reporter: pause and see what two years of killing has already done. we asked them to raise their hand if they'd lost someone to the war. my uncle, she says. my cousin, she adds. >> right now at risk of losing a generation of syrians killed and they have seen extreme violence, other happening to a family member and find themselves now often in a foreign land living in open fields, living in unfinished buildings, it's the magnitude of crisis in countries like lebanon that is very
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difficult to manage. >> reporter: even now this girl wanted anonymity fearing a massacre if the regime returns even as she depicts it close to collapse. >> translator: in this drawing i imagine the syrian regime right now. this is bashar al assad's shadow. his regime is only an image. the regime has actually collapsed and is afraid of its own shadow and everything around it. >> reporter: the regime and the al whites are terrified of what will happen. for them it's an existential in a moment. damascus in a year's time it could look much like aleppo, destroyed. assad is unlikely to lay down his arms. >> reporter: sometimes class ends before the bell when the power cuts out. so young they've already learned to take sides to cheer on fighters to victory. syria's two years of darkness
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swallowing their childhood whole. >> and nick joins us now from beirut. yeah, march 15, 2011, tell me about this, nick, in brussels the eu meeting we're seeing britain and france wanting to revisit the idea of the arms embargo perhaps wanting to arm the rebels, something the u.s. is very uncomfortable about. >> certainly. won't have a huge amount of success in changing the use of arms policy but they have struck out on their own. britain and france made it clear they want to give as much assistance as they can without saying they want to supply the weapons yet saying the failure to supply moderates and rebel forces with weapons only the extremists in that group and the syrian regime are actually having the best weapons and in fact they're defeating their own cause. they are pushing forward with that and say they may use a veto when it comes to the eu renewing sanctions against syria or saying they're acting entirely on their own as a sovereign
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nation. but we're far away yet from that being delivered to the ground, michael. >> nick, as always, thanks for your reporting there in beirut. >> heartbreaking look at all that's taking place within the borders there. all right. in this country a change of heart. that's what conservative senator rob portman said happened after his son revealed to him that he's gay. >> the exclusive interview coming up. [ nyquil bottle ] hey tylenol, you know we're kinda like twins. [ tylenol bottle ] we are? yeah we both relieve coughs, sneezing, aches, fevers. and i relieve nasal congestion. overachiever. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. schwab bank was built with all the value and convenience tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 investors want. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like no atm fees, worldwide. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550
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here in the u.s. a republican senator who voted against same sex marriage says he's had a change of heart. >> why? because he learned his own son is gay. >> ohio senator rob portman actually called our dana bash to tell her about this and put it all on tape. here's the interview. >> reporter: you probably recognize ohio senator rob portman from his tireless campaigning for mitt romney. even on romney's short list for vice president. he's been a leading republican voice on the economy for four decades. >> we need to spur economic growth and create more jobs. >> reporter: now the prominent conservative from ohio will be known for something else, changing his hardline position against gay marriage which he revealed to cnn and the very personal reason behind his reversal. >> i'm announcing today a change of heart on an issue that, you know, a lot of people feel
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strongly about. it has to do with gay couples opportunity to marry. i've come to the conclusion that for me, personally, i think this is something that we should allow people to do, to get married and have the joy and stability of marriage that i've had for over 26 years. i want all three of my kids to have it including our son who is gay. >> reporter: that unexpected revelation came from portman's 21-year-old son will two years ago. >> my son came to jane, my wife and i, told us that he was gay and that it was not a choice and that, you know, that's just part of who he is and he'd been that way ever since he could remember. >> reporter: what's your reaction when he told you? >> love, support, you know, 110%. >> reporter: surprised? >> surprised, yeah. >> reporter: you had no idea? >> no idea. yeah. and, again, that launched a process of rethinking the issue. >> reporter: until now all this was secret to most, but not
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everyone. you were vetted to be a vice presidential candidate, did you tell mitt romney that your son was gay? >> yeah, of course. >> reporter: and how did he react? >> i told mitt romney everything. that process is intrusive would be one way to put it. yeah, i told him everything. >> reporter: do you think that was a deal breaker? >> no. i really don't. >> reporter: how can you be sure? >> well, because, you know, they told me. >> reporter: portman was never outspoken on gay marriage, but he consistently voted against it supporting a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, the defensive marriage act and a bill prohibiting gay couples in washington, d.c. from adopting children. what do you say to a gay constituent in ohio who says i'm so glad that he's changed his position. why did it take him learning that he has a gay son? why didn't he as my representative care about my rights before that? >> well, i would saythat, you know, i've had a change of heart
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based on a personal experience. that's certainly true. i'm on the budget committee, the finance committee for a reason. those have always been my primary issues and my focus. so now it's different. you know, i hadn't expected to be in this position. but i do think, you know, having to spend a lot of time thinking about it and working through this issue personally that, you know, this is where i am for reasons that are consistent with my political philosophy including family values, including being a conservative who believes the family is the building block of society. i'm comfortable there now. >> reporter: you know, a cynic might look at this and say, he's a politician, why is he doing this now when he found out two years ago? >> two things. one is i'm comfortable with the position and took me a while, you know, to rethink things and get to this position.
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>> reporter: the second reason, the supreme court which will soon hear a pair of gay marriage decisions and expected that to generate some questions about his position. >> i thought it was the right time to let folks know where i stand so there was no confusion so i would be clear about it. >> all right. dana bash joining us now live from washington. dana, very candid interview there. at the same time i understand that senator portman did reach out to the house speaker. and even through that conversation they don't necessarily see eye-to-eye. what did you learn? >> reporter: that's right. the house speaker is also from ohio. two of them have been friends and colleagues for years. and the house speaker's office told ocnn that he did reach out to the speaker but the speaker's reaction is that he respects, admires senator portman but disagrees with him on this fundamental issue of gay marriage because speaker boehner believes marriage should only be between a man and woman.
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>> dana bash, thanks so much. there's more of that interview, you can catch it in "the situation room" starting at 4:00 eastern time. >> extraordinary interview. he's going to be talking more about how his son influenced his decision to support same sex marriage. again, 4:00 p.m. today on "the situation room," 4:00 p.m. eastern u.s. time of course. all right. no doubt brangelina is a power couple in the movie business. well, now you can sip their wine while watching one of their films. >> really? >> and it's not cheap. >> really? most celebrities interview what wine you buy? let's discuss that after the break. ♪ [ telephone rings ] hello. [ man ] jen, there are a lot of beauty brands that want you to represent them. really, who? no. they add too much fragrance. no, they make you wear pink. are you kidding? no. nah. [ telephone rings ] no. not my style. no. [ cellphone rings ] [ man ] you might like this one. aveeno®.
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all right. here are some of the stories making news around the world right now. >> russian president vladimir putin, you can see who he's with, can't you? he's always been a fitness buff but he's teaming up with steven segal. >> took me a while to recognize him. there he is. steven segal. he has a lot of hair going on. together they are promoting the overall health of russian children. the two macho men opened a new martial arts school in moscow. >> as you may recall mr. putin is actually a black belt in judo. he's pretty good at it. >> quite the athlete. and the celebrity couple we know as brangelina, we haven't said it like that in a wliel, have we? they've launched another business endeavor. >> we're talking brad pitt and
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angelina jolie going into the wine business. they put out a roset. goes on sale today. >> it's a pretty bottle. and you can get six bottles in a case if you'd like for about $140 or $25 a bottle. >> alison kosik of new york's stock exchange, you know, i don't know if you've tried it, have you? is it any good? >> i haven't tried it, no. actually, we just learned about this as we were doing research for this story. and you know this, fredricka and michael, people love, love to buy stuff if there's a celebrity name on it, whether it's perfume, clothes, food, not such a huge surprise they'd also love celebrity wines as well. did you know last week 6,000 bottles of organic produced at brad pitt and angelina's french shat toe sold out in a matter of hours overseas? they joined forces with the family and miraval is the wine they're making coming from their
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homen france. they expect to produce about 100,000 bottles total. they're not the on ones doing this though. the celebrities getting into the wine biz. other famous celebs including fergie, drew barrymore along with a variety of real housewives. we talked to and they say one of the most successful for them has been david matthews -- dave matthews dreaming tree wine. i've never heard of that either. sorry about that. drew barrymore's pino grigio, that's done well too. i need to go to the wine shop and they can these out. >> i have to say i've never seen any of these. they must be big in europe. >> francis ford copola, he names one, i think a pink champagne after his daughter. >> i don't get it. a lot of serious wine drinkers get the wine because it's good or where it's from. and brangelina's probably got a very nice spot in france where they grow the vines, but what is it about celeb names?
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i don't get it. >> cha ching. >> well, what coe do they say about it? >> i think what it is is we've talked to some sort of analysts on this, they say part of the general obsession that people have with celebrity culture in america. we spoke with and they said it's the response they've gotten to this jolie-pitt wine has been remarkable. people feel like they're almost getting a signed photo from them. brad and angelina are good at what they do as ak sors. consumers wind of feeling like they would be good at other things like making wine as well. look at paul newman's own line, who can forget the tomato sauces, cookies, salad dressing, talented actor, great salad dressing. jolie-pitt, they aren't making mass amounts so it's seen as an artisan product as well. and talk about you haven't seen them at the wine stores and here's why, the names -- the celeb names are actually on the back of the bottle. so they're not necessarily using
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their name right out front. it's kind of like a word of mouth thing. >> all right, alison, cheers. all right. well, he gave up his chauffeur and took a bus to work. >> this is a great story. we're going to take you on a bus ride among the routes the pope francis took the day before he was pope. >> and meet some of the people who actually knew him. ♪ [ female announcer ] for everything your face has to face. face it with puffs ultra soft & strong. puffs has soft, air-fluffed pillows for 40% more cushiony thickness. face every day with puffs softness. [ sneezes ] you're probably muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® for powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because it starts working faster on the first day you take it. zyrtec® love the air.
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since pope francis was named leader of the catholic church, supporters have been calling him humble, authentic, very genteel man. >> hastes the name francis made of his choices in the past to live for example in a small apartment but he could have been in the archbishop's quarters and take public transportation. >> pope francis jumped on the bus along side other cardinals instead of riding in his motorcade. our shasta darlington to the bus ride of her own through the poor buenos aires neighborhood. >> reporter: on various occasions once or twice a month to do mass in a poor
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neighborhood. we're going to head to villa 2124. the bus driver says he's heard about that austere cardinal who would take a seat in his simple black shirt and priest's collar. the man who is now pope francis was a champion of the poor, but he also lived the life when he was named archbishop, he refused to live in the official residence. he wanted to stay in his small apartment. the same goes for the limousine and driver. this is the bus he continued to take even after becoming ar archbishop to give mass in this shantytown. we asked the passengers if they ever met cardinal bergoglio. three people right away said yes. this woman said she was confirmed by him. and this man said that they often sat together at football
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matches of the cardinal bergoglio's favorite team. he was a fan, but not excited, he says. the bus lets us off in the heart of the villa, slang for slum here in buenos aires. we find two parishoners -- he gets emotional when we ask about the new pope. now we've lost him, he says. but of course it's an honor. he deserved it. we're now right in the heart of villa 2124. this is really a dirt floor neighborhood. i don't know how else to say it. this right up here is the parish church where the cardinal -- hola -- held mass on numerous occasions. he's just extremely loved here. everybody tells us what a humble
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man he was. how he arrived in bus and walked the last five blocks all the way to the church. father shows us around the church with wooden benches and painted plaster walls. he says cardinal bergoglio was a fervent supporter of sending more priests into the slums. here they take pride in the new pope francis but still hope to see him one day stroll up the street from the number 70 bus stop. cnn, buenos aires. >> incredible contrast. reminder also to watch cnn's new show "the lead with jake tapper" starting monday afternoon 4:00 eastern time for our u.s. viewers. >> we'll be right back. ♪ constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life.


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