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that. talked about the work the foundation is is doing as well. >> we're actually going to see a little bit more of that in about 30 minutes or so. great to see all you guys. i'm going to be watching. of course i'll be up. i'll be watching. a little international news as well. we've got to hand it over to brooke. brooke. good luck. -- captions by vitac -- the pain of memories. you're about to hear from parents who lost children six months ago today in newtown, connecticut. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. in santa monica, the shooter dressed in black and armed for war left behind a note before his deadly rampage. >> don't turn the camera on me, okay? >> a charity to help kids with cancer gets millions. but gives little to kids. this special cnn investigation will make you furious. >> hi, can you stop for a
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second? where you going, mr. reynolds? plus, president obama declares the red line has been crossed in syria. but did bill clinton force his hand? and as the blockbuster opens, we will take you through opens, we will take you through the evolution of superman. -- captions by vitac -- fwood to see all i don't have ow on this friday. i'm brooke baldwin. i want to begin with a top story. six months ago 20 children lost their lives inside their classrooms. six adults also killed. 24-year-old jillian sota was sitting in traffic unaware of this horrendous shooting spree at sandy hook elementary school back in december. then she got a very frightening message on facebook. you see, her sister, victoria, vicki soto. you've seen her name, seen her face. first grade teacher at sandy hook. was shot and killed as she tried
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to protect her young students from a spray of bullets. jillian in the red coat you're about to see grieved and grieved for her older sister. here she was. jillian says her life has been hell for six months. today an emotional jillian soto called for a moment of silence to honor her beloved sister and all of the victims in newtown killed in a tragedy that absolutely shook the nation. >> my older sister, victoria soto, was brutally murdered in her first grade class. although it's been six months, we have not forgotten. and we will never forget the ones that have died. the pain is excruciating and unbearable. but thanks to people like you that come out and support us, we are able to get through this. >> i want to show you something.
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this little girl -- here it is. she held up a sign "love wins." people wept. they shared hugs. i want to talk about newtown six months later here with author, staff writer, senior producer. good to see both of you here. it's a tough story. i don't even know how to -- how to explain. i was there six months ago. you were there six months ago. this is your first time in newtown. before we hear these voices from some of the people you two visited for over a week, just explain to me what it was like going back and also having fresh eyes. >> i wanted to go back after the satellite news trucks have left. after the media has left to spend time with residents. these were two three-hour long conversations in some instances. studies show that the toughest part of grief is in that window, three to six months after an event. i wanted to find out how the
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town is doing. there's no doubt about it. there's a suffocating grief. you can feel that all over the town. but it was also very inspiring to hear the power and strength of newtowners. >> we'll hear some of that in just a minute. you told me, we were talking, you had never been. you were nervous. why? >> well, i mean, i've experienced grief in my life as have most everyone. it's just it shall yyou never r what to say. wayne had some experience being there initially. i didn't. really it was just about listening. you know, i mean, people -- we'd sit down. we'd ask one or two questions. like wayne says, two hours later. people had a lot to say. >> sometimes i find when you talk to folks who are mourning it's cathartic to talk, to get it out. let's hear some of this. we're going to hear some vignettes from the some of the people these two talked to. first you'll hear a voice from a father who lost his only son, jesse, on that day. also you'll hear from this high
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school student sarah clements. and you'll hear from this doctor, william bag, who was in the emergency room on that fateful day. so take a listen. >> people say, i'm so sorry, i know how you feel. you don't know how i feel. my name's neil heslin. i'm jesse wilshire's father. jesse was a victim at the sandy hook elementary school massacre. a handshake, a hug, a pat on the back is all you can do -- all you can do. there's no words. there's nothing to make you feel any better. >> sometimes i can't remember details from that first week. sometimes it feels like it was yesterday. i'm sarah clements. i'm a junior at newtown high school. it's still kind of hard for me to take tests. i started hearing more people
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that have said that similarly, like, every time they go into a room, they, like, look for where they would hide. even though it's, like, really hard to hear, it, like, makes me feel better because i know i'm not the only one. even teachers have said that they do that. i think being in the school environment is something that's really conducive to healing. and i think i saw that from the first week that we came back. we watched, like, "finding nemo." we cut out paper snowflakes. nobody took attendance. i think that's changed us in the long run. think we're a much kinder and more aware community. there was no drama. there's no negativity towards anybody. it was -- if you saw a person crying, you went up and hugged them even if you didn't know them. >> every time i see a shooting, every single time, basically say to myself, not again. my name is dr. william begg. i'm an emergency room physician. in medical school, i saw gun
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violence. i saw someone die from an assault weapons injury. a store owner came in. and he had -- he had -- they couldn't count how many bullet holes he had. he was essentially dead on arrival. when i speak to families who have lost loved ones through the years, and they say, doctor, did you do everything you could do? i used to say, yes, i did everything i could do in the resuscitation room. but now i'm going to be able to say, i did everything i could do in the resuscitation room and i tried to do everything i could do politically to afford some change. that's the difference as of december 14th. >> wow. let's begin with the father. when i read your piece, this 13-page piece, you talk about the father. his son jesse. you talk about the day before the shoot ing. they're at the grocery store. because little jesse has to -- it's christmas time, right?
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they're making ginger bread houses for school. he picks up a magazine. tell me about that. >> the father, neil, says that he picked up a magazine and it was a gun magazine. the dad was a former state champion marksman in connecticut. he had gotten him a bb gun the christmas before. his son picked up the gun magazine, and he turned it to a page. on the page the son asked about three different types of gun. one was a sig sauer. one was a bushmaster 223 ar-15. and the three guns that the son had asked about were the same three guns that adam lanza walked in to school the next day. >> the very next day with those guns. >> yes. >> so this is part of the father's story about jesse. then we hear -- we read about sarah. this high school junior whose
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mother, emma, was a second grade teacher. she was in the building. how is she doing? i love her point. >> sarah was amazing. she was really, you know, day after day we're hearing these stories. it's a lot to absorb. sarah also, she's traumatized. and she knows it. and she talks like that, you know. but at the same time, she's so positive. and you hear it in her piece. she talks about even the next days after the shooting, she has these positive recollections. and she tells us the story about she calls senators and she says, no, i can't vote yet. so she has this amazing spirit. she's really incredible. >> then there's the doctor. who is not too far away. it was danbury, right? >> danbury. >> in the e.r. he's thinking, you know, i remember we all were sitting around the newsroom. we had heard about shots fired in this elementary school. and he was hoping to help. and the thing was, because of the brutality of the shooting,
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there were not many kids who made it even to the hospital. >> that's correct. as you heard in that piece, in the first hour of his stint as a medical student in the bronx, he had witnessed a store owner gunned down by -- he thinks it was an ak-47. but he was so young at that time, he had never spoken out about gun violence. especially from what some people call the assault rifle. yet december 14th changed that for him. and spurred him into action to at least be able to speak up and make himself feel that he's doing all that he can just in the -- in the emergency room as well as politically. >> it's an incredible piece. i want all of you hopefully, just go to and you can read it. it's 13 pages. i tear you to read it without a dry eye -- with a dry eye by the end. finally, your takeaway. it was interesting. you say people from newtown,
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they go somewhere else. people say, where are you from? they say, we're from newtown. what's the response, typically? >> you hear people saying, like you might expect. oh, i'm so sorry. although that's a genuine response on the part of most people, they're not sorry they're from newtown. they're thrilled to be from newtown. what they're sorry about is the tragedy. >> so they don't like that. in some ways that sends them a step backwards a little bit because somebody says sorry. they are proud of their town. just not what happened. they want to -- as a rabbi told us, they want to be known as a bridge toward a kinder, better future. >> yes, yes. thank you for listening. thank you for your story. l lacy and wayne, thank you so much. read the piece. go to let's move on now to colorado. the wildfires that have been raging all week long have now turned deadly. here's what we know right now. two people have died. authorities believe they were
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trying to escape the fires. the worst fire is what's called the black forest fire has scorched nearly 16,000 acres. at least 379 homes have been destroyed. behind each of the homes lost, and each family evacuated, there's a story. we've been telling you, sharing these stories day after day after day this week. i want to bring in gisele hernandez. she is one of those 38,000 evacuees. lives with her boyfriend, boyfriend's parents and sister. gisele, my goodness. thank you so much for joining me. let's just begin with, i understand it was your boyfriend's parents who were going to check on the home. any word? >> yes. actually, i'm very happy to say, and thank you for having me. we just got the news about 20 minutes ago. we were able to go back to the house just for bare essentials and medication. we were -- we did lose some of the outbuildings on the property. the fire got too close for comfort. but i am happy to say we do have a home to come back to. we are very, very happy about
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that. >> thank goodness. what about the process of evacuating? we have a lot of people, sounds like, who live in your home. you have cats. you have dogs. what was that like? >> well, fortunately, we're very prepared people. my mother-in-law is one of those preppers. so two christmases ago we all gave each other bugout bags. literally when we started seeing smoke coming up from the forest, we pretty much grabbed our bug out bags, put them in our cars, put our pets in there and fortunately we had enough time to grab our mementos and some things that were close to our heart before it was -- you know, it was pretty much time to go. it went from, well, we should probably pack and get going to we need to leave right now as smoke started billowing through the trees on our property. >> good thing for those in-laws and those bags. they were thinking. what about your neighbors? are they okay? >> well, you know, it's very unfortunate because from what we understand, our neighbors right to the south of us did lose
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their home. our neighbors to the north were very fortunate and they did not. so it just goes to show you how unpredictable these things can be. we know that the firemen have been fighting, you know, hard to keep as many homes up as possible. but sometimes, you know, it just gets out of control. so, actually, my boyfriend's grandparents, who actually live less than a quarter mile down the road lost their home. >> sorry to hear it. >> fortunately, you know, today was more about, well, hopefully we have, you know, one home that we can at least go back to. so that's really good that, you know, at least we have one place we can all sort of get together and figure it out. however, they did say that the -- that we should be prepared for the devastation and destruction, because there is -- the house is actually nested behind a lot of trees. you can see clear through the house at this point. >> so it sounds like talking to different people this week, it seems like nobody's fully in the
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clear just yet. sounds like you may be having more people under your roof shortly. gisele hernandez, thank you so much. glad to hear your happy news. thank you. >> thank you so much, you guys. coming up, james whitey bulger. one time he was the fbi's most wanted mobster. now he's on trial. and i talked to one of his proteges, if you will. the guy ran drugs for him many years ago. spent time in jail. now that's where whitey bulger is. he has some choice words for bulger. don't miss that interview. first, president obama saying now that the red line has been crossed in syria. promising support, aid to syrian rebels. what does that mean? and what is syria saying in return? that's next. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem,
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because that's the number of people killed from detected chemical weapons from a u.s. government report. the fwloglobal community says u the weapons is a clear breach of international law. >> assad has completely forfeited any claim to remain in power by the use of those weapon. inadmissible in the 21st century. totally inadmissible. in the darkest days of world war ii when the soviet union was about to overrun by nazi germany, even the soviets at no time u-- didn't use chemical weapons. >> the obama administration says it will increase scale and scope of their support to the opposition. syrian government says it's a lie. russia, long time ally of syria, also has doubts. some syrians are skeptical.
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>> translator: america is inventing stories about chemical weapons. syrian government never used chemical weapons. the rebel had used them, not the government. so they are inventing stories because our army is winning. sf >> want to turn the hilal gorami. >> i spoke just a short while ago to essentially the spokesperson for the free syrian army who's right now based in turkey. but is regularly in meetings with officials from europe and the united states. essentially i asked him what tuz this mean, scale end scope being increased regarding weapons shipments potentially from the united states to the rebels. and he said the kinds of weapons were probably small arms and ammunition at this stage. and that what the united states and other eurean countries are asking for right now are guarantees that these arms will not go to extremist groups.
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he repeated the requests from the rebel groups, what they need are not rifles and ammunition and bullets. they need surface to air missiles, a no-fly zone. that's not in the cards as far as right now. >> he's saying small arms and ammunition. >> he's saying down the road, one these guarantees have been provided to the united states, it appears these will go ahead. >> on the flip side, you have pushback not only from syria. again, weentioned the statement saying this is all full of lies. including also russia pushing back. >> russia is an ally of the bashar al assad regime. we've seen it time and time again over the last two years. the head of the russian lower house of parliament is saying these are fabricated, these allegations the regime has used chemical weapons against its citizens. remember saddam hussein and the claims of weapons of mass destruction there. that's being brought back a lot. let's put this in perspective. iraq and syria are two entirely different scenarios.
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here you have evidence. more and more evidence piling up from different countries conducting independent research and analysis proving that these weapons have been used on a small scale. >> hala gorani, thank you so much. coming up, james "whitey" bulger was the most wanted man in america. now he's on trial in boston charged with the murders of 19 people. you're about to hear my chilling conversation with one of bulger's proteges. >> i mean, look at what he did to informants, allegedly. you know, he executed them. because they were ratting on him. and here he is, the biggest rat of all. king rat. >> do not miss my interview with john "red" shea. after this quick break. [ male announcer ] this is george.
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loan sharks and pictures of bookies. shakedowns and witness protection programs. today's testimony in the trial of reputed boston gangster james "whitey" bulger is a snapshot
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out of a mob novel. the jury heard about the checks from out of town betters. made out to john hancock or babe ruth. laundered in a dive bar. endorsed by the bookie who finally agreed to testify against bulger. and then went into witness protection program, fearing bulger would come after him. listen to this. this is exactly what one former boston mobster says whitey bulger would do. he wrote a book about his life in bulger's inner circle. it's called "rat bastards." this is john "red" shea. >> look at what he did to informants. allegedly. you know, he executed them. because they were ratting on him. and here he is, the biggest rat of all. king rat. he says today, which is such
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hogwash, he says today that he wasn't an informant. let me tell you something, he's going to try to hurt anybody he can along the way. and he's going to do what he did in the past. as a fraud, he's going to lie. he's going to make up stories to try to take anyone down with him. he's an angry man. this is his last hurrah. and he's going to showcase it in federal court, and he's going to try to drag this on as long as he can. >> we're going to follow the trial for you. whitey bulger charged with the murders of 19 people. coming up, fired from her job as a teacher because of something her ex-husband did. she says she was fired for reporting her abusive ex. we're on that case next. and have you heard this today? the happy birthday song. 16 little words and millions of dollars at stake.
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did you know you could be fined for singing that? a new lawsuit seeks to return the song to the public domain. before copd...
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let me tell you about this possible case here. the firing of a california teacher may put more fear into a fwrup of people often already living on the edge. victims of do mes you can violence. according to our affiliate k fwrks tv the diocese of san deg fw goe terminated this woman because the catholic school she worked at feared what her abusive ex-husband could do. kgtv reports charles worth warned school administrators about him and then in yan the school went on lockdown after he was seen on campus. at this time, charles worth was put on indefinite leave. her four kids, all students at the school, were removed from class. they haven't been back. in fact, some parents told kgtv
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they would have pulled their kids had she stayed. >> there comes a point where you have to do what's right for people. this is, i think, a prime example of why victims of domestic violence do not come forward with their situation. how am i fwoigoing to get a job? what do i say when they say why did you leave your last job? because my school thought i was a security threat? who's fwoigoing to put me in fr of a classroom? >> welcome to both of you. joey, let me start with you. she's considering a lawsuit. does chshe have a case? >> unfortunately, she really does not. here's the problem, brooke. i think something like this lends itself to a legislative solution. the reason i say that is when you work for an employer they can hire or fire for any reason or no reason as long as it's not
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predicated upon discrimination. certainly she should be in a class of protected people as a domestic violence victim. it's unfair. unfortunate. i think the legislature would have to create an exception in the law so as to give her the ability she needs to work. not be penalized for being a victim of domestic violence. >> let me say this to be fair, of course. we reached out to the school, to officials. they have yet to respond. monica, you see their position. they say her ex, who is in jail now, he got out, went to the school. hurt someone. i mean, couldn't the school be held responsible if that were to happen? >> i completely agree with joey. this is a very unfortunate situation. but if they had kept her on staff, that is a danger to all the children that are in the school. they already went on lockdown once. if he had come to the school and the school knew about this danger and they didn't do something about it, he comes in, hurts her, hurts the children, anything like that, then, yes, the parents could try to hold
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that school responsible. when it comes down to it, i think this is a public policy decision. we have to basically weigh the interests of the domestic violence victims in a situation like this versus the safety of the children in the classroom. and it's unfortunate all around. >> it is. >> but it's a decision that had to be made. >> it is. to her point, how does she get another job if she has to explain why she left her last one? let me go to our next story. it's a much lighter one about the most popular song in the english language. i'm going to put money on it that you know it by heart. roll it. ♪ happy birthday dear rory, happy birthday to you ♪ >> happy birthday is the song that is at the heart of a class action lawsuit. so this group doing a documentary on the song says the song written back in 1893, how is that for you trivia geeks,
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1893 should be considered part of the public domain. it's fighting to pay a license fee of $1,500 to the copyright owner, warner chapel, which has not -- he hasn't responded to cnn about the case. monica, who knew happy birthday was copyrighted? is it true this group could ask you for money if they heard you sing this at your kid's birthday party? we've all done it. >> they have been doing that. not for the little private ceremony. they do it mostly for public performances. like in movies or tv shows. the plaintiffs in this lawsuit are basically saying, hey, look, you can't do this. first of all, it was never copyrighted. at least not officially. or if it was, it has run out. and, number two, this is part of the public domain. how can you possibly stick a copyright on this and make everybody pay you for it? >> yeah. >> they have a really good basis for their suit. >> joey, 30 seconds. >> sure. listen, here's the deal.
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we may be talking about $1,500 here, brooke. when you add that up we're talking about annual revenues of 2 million. fortunately for this documentary company, they said, look, we're going to hold you accountable. this is nonsense. it's in the public domain and we should all be able to say "happy birthday to you" without being fined or having to pay fees. >> joey jackson, monica lindstrom, thank you. coming up, the new superman movie "the man of steel" has been out less than 24 hours. it's already nearly raked in $21 million. a look at the film and clark kent's alter ego throughout the years on tv and the big screen. that's next.
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all right, my fellow pop culture nerds. the new superman movie, "man of
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steel," out today already has earned 21 milli$21 million. i impressive, yes. that doesn't stack up to day one top earners ever. harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2. twilight breaking dawn. twilight eclipse. no one wants man of steel to be good more than me. not just because time warner owns cnn. superman is a classic, i say. in the era when even b-list heroes have big movie franchises, why has superman remained so earthbound? >> they're robbing the truck! >> superman has long been at home on the small screen. there was lois and clark in the '90s. smallville and the ots. both successes. on the big veen it's a different story. this weekend after decades of missteps, warner brothers is taking another shot at establishing a superman franchise with "man of steel." >> what's the "s" stand for? >> it's not an "s."
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in my world it means hope. >> well, here it's an "s." >> why has it been so hard? it started off well enough in 1978 when superman the movie ushered in the era of the superhero franchise. christopher reeve really did make us believe a man could fly. the movie did take liberties, like when superman reversed the earth's rotation to stop lois lane from dying. why wouldn't he do that every time manager horrible happens? superman 2 has its fans. a great zod. despite looking like mcfleetwood on the cover of rumors. there were huge battles behind the director. the original director was fired after finishing most of the principal photography. richard lester of "a hard day's night" fame was brought in to finish. then there were moments like this. just try that kind of revision with today's comic book crowd. superman 3 is where the
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franchise went off the rails. no lex luther. robert vaughn's generic villain subbed in for gene hackman. lois is barely in it. both hackman and kidder were reportedly anger over donner's firing on number two. what's richard pryor doing in this? it was the box office kryptonite of superman 4, the quest for peace, that buried the franchise for two decades. by that point, hackman returned looking like the producer were holding a loved one hostage. special effects are one step above kids with action figures and a camcorder. warner tried unsuccessfully to revive the series in the late '90s. tim burton was attached to direct with nicolas cage set to don the cape. because when you think all powerful superhuman, you think of this guy. >> not the bees! not the bees! >> here's a purported costume test with cage.
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yikes. comic superfan kevin smith was hired to write the script. quickly found himself bogged down by ludicrous producer te ma demands. >> three things. one, i don't want to see him in that suit. two, i don't want to see him fly. and, three, he's got to fight a giant spider in the third act. >> in the ots warner brothers tried again but struggled wits vision. j.j. abrams even scripted a version in which krypton never blew up. ashton curber. josh hartnet. even will smith. practically every actor in hollywood that could walk up right and speak english was considered. producers settled on brandon ralph. who? everyone asked. and our still asking. director brian singer ditched thexmen franchise to direct 2006's "superman returns." singer's concept, pretend like superman 3 and 4 never happened.
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way ahead of you, brian. but it was a confusing concept to sell to audiences. even singer took liberties. he gave superman a son with lois. how would that work? >> his krip tone yan buy logical makeup is enhanced by the -- >> the movies have never totally gotten superman, that most american of superheroes. he's an ideal. the way we'd like to think of ourselves. patriotic. benevolent. but don't screw with us. let's face it. no one fantasizes about being clark kent. >> the fwlaglasses. the business suit. that's the costume. that's the costume that superman wears to blend in with us. >> your move, zach snyder. you've got a lot of people hoping you can make us believe a man can fly, again. i've been checking my tweets on your favorite superman. by far, christopher reeve wins. send me tweets.
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take a listen. you hear screaming, everyone out, chaos. people in the water after this restaurant patio collapsed into a miami bay. 24 people are hurt after this deck plummeted into -- as you can see it is pitch dark. this was last night. here, daytime pictures of this deck just sort of submerged, floating in this water. it all happened in a split second. >> it was this peculiar, just roar of noise. by the time i turned around, in a split second, where there was once people, i mean, 50, #00 people maybe at least. there was nothing. >> he's close. about 100 people were on the deck when it fell into the water. three are suffering critical injuries. news corp.'s ceo rupert murdoch wants to end his marriage. murdoch filed for divorce from his wife, wendi deng. this vid wreo shows tengdeng, r this, defending her man after the infamous pie toss.
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he was testifying in the phone hacking scandal involving one of his papers in london. deng is murdoch's third wife. in california, a plane, look at this. half of it in a hangar. listen to how it got there. mechanics were working on this small jet at the chino airport. somehow it came free. rolled right into the hangar. ha thankfully it happened after hours. nobody was hurt there. coming up next, chelsea clinton sits down with cnn and talks everything from her mom's presidential ambitions to the kind of movies hollywood should be making. and my newest colleague, michaela perera joins me live. hey, lady. so exciting. we're going to chat with michaela about chelsea. your they're on a first name basis now. and a little something something up our sleeves for miss michaela. stay tuned for that next. ? well, there is.
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just a short time ago, hillary clinton spoke in chicago amid speculation that she is considering this 2016 run. tonight i should tell you chris christie and bill clinton are speaking. it is the clintons' daughter who sat town with my newest colleague. here's part of their interview. >> we need, you know, hollywood to make movies and television
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shows about sexy female engineers. at the fourth grade level, girls at the same percentages of boys say they're interested in careers in engineering or math or astrophysics. by eight grade that has dropped precipitously. >> what is happening? >> a few things. i think they're not seeing role models. they're seeing boys who are astronauts, engineers, boys who start facebook or google. they're not seeing girls. it's hard to imagine yourself as something you don't see, particularly when you're a kid. >> sexy female engineers. i love she said that. one of the surprises in store on cnn's new show, "new day." here she is. news anchor michaela pereira. how are you doing? >> fantastically. it's the eve of our show. i've been a fan of yours for years. >> i'm humbled by the
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compliment. first tell me about this interview with chelsea clinton. what surprised you? >> how effortlessly she spoke and how passionately she spoke. she and i both bonded about conversations about how influential our grandmothers have been in our life. she talks about dorothy rodham. about having her push her into the limelight a little bit more. >> really. >> encourage her to do more with her name. which makes sense now when you look at the name change for the clinton foundation. yesterday hillary announcing that it's going to be the bill hillary chelsea foundation. which seems like it doesn't flow quite as well in terms of branding. it does show they're going to allow her to step out into the forefront more. >> that's great. speaking of nerdy female engineers, i loved sally rye growing up. i totally agree with you. here you have chelsea clinton. here you are, michaela pereira. from l.a. to new york you go. that would be a pinch me moment sitting in front of chelsea
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clinton. who's on your wish list. >> i don't know where to start. this is great. let's do it. maya apg lingelou. i won't to go do the iditarod. i'm canadian. i want to go up there and see what it takes to do that. that, to me, seems the ultimate in pushing human ability and strength and intestinal fortitude to the edge. >> okay. michaela at the iditarod. you heard it here first, ladies and gentlemen. let's talk about this show, "new day." tell me what to expect. what do you have up your sleeve the first week? >> wow. okay, first off, you have not had a chance and i got to see it today, rehearsing on the set, a brand-new set. >> pretty fancy. >> pretty fancy. a lot of bells and whistles. we're trying to keep chris from breaking them. he's throwing this football around the set all the time making me very nervous. the three of us have had a chance to bond off air. you know what that's like when you sit down on air for the
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first time with somebody. always a little awkward. we've had a chance to bond on the fantastic new set. a lot of cameras bringing us various angles. we're going to have a high story count. let me go through the points we've been telling people about. we want to have a real broad range of news, too. we know there's a lot going on in the world that people care about. here at home, internationally. we know that people are caring about science and technology. what's going on in the kids' classrooms. we're going to try to bring a lot of that into the morning in a tone that people can start their day with. >> i know. we're looking forward to it. 6:00 a.m. monday morning. >> you'll be up. >> this a little something we do on the show. this is what you get to do with me. little thing we like to call word association. just roll with me. >> okay. >> i'm going to go with some words. you tell me what comes quickly to the top of your head. you ready? >> yes. i'm so afraid. >> los angeles. >> palm trees. >> new york. >> subway. >> alarm clock. >> early.
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a charity that helps kids with cancer gets millions. but the kids get little. in santa monica the shooter dressed in black and armed for war left behind a note. before his deadly rampage. the pain of memories. you're about to hear from the parents who lost children six months ago today in newtown. plus, the jailhouse video showing ariel castro's brothers furious with the alleged cleveland kidnapper.
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and how close is too close? american airlines getting ready to add more seats, which means to add more seats, which means less room for you. -- captions by vitac -- we continue on. good to be with you. i'm brooke baldwin. we begin this hour with just the pain of not knowing for thousands of folks in colorado. it is watch and wait for people in the path of those massive wildfires raging there. so far, two people now have died trying to escape the flames. it is an incredibly dangerous situation there on the front lines. we have some incredible video to share with you. an audio-visual specialist with the colorado springs fire department gives us a play by play as firefighters stand guard as the fire approaches. >> there's a lot of heat being blown in towards that firefighter. as the fire and the heat are coming to him, he has his
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personal protective equipment on. he also has a heat shield, face shield, that is on his face to help filter out the smoke and the hot gases that are coming to him. he's saving all his resources here. what we're trying to do is allow the fire to burn out all the fuel around the house and let it blow right on by. then we don't have to worry about that reigniting. we're saving our water resources for when we really, really do need them. we're just protecting the deck here and making sure that this fire doesn't get into the mulch. you see that the fire is trying to travel up the trees. but the homeowner did a good job of trimming those trees back up to about ten feet so the branches don't catch on fire, the low hanging branches. managing the trees like this will keep the fire from spreading into the crown of the trees. which is very bad. and now the fire is starting to
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burn up toward the mulmulch. lots of smoke starting to be produced. i'm taping this from behind the hot tub on the back of the deck. trying to keep myself from having to be subjected to too much heat and mostly my camera. and the smoke comes and it's pretty much a whiteout. now, this is looking on the other side of the hot tub. i decided to move out of the way here. the firefighter is now applying a small amount of water right where the fire has met up with the mulch. the fire has now passed through and has done exactly what we wanted it to do. that is burn around the house and leave the house intact. >> how about that? that is just one home. here he is in colorado springs, george howell. i understand there has been a shred of good news today. what's that? >> reporter: brooke, yeah. so the good news. then we'll get into sort of bad
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news. but the good news, we've got a little cloud cover. that's great. it keeps the heat down. also we know the winds, not too bad. but the winds are picking up. later in the evening we expect thunderstorms to roll through here. the lightning is the bad part. that could cause obviously more problems as firefighters try to deal with the fire that's already there. but if there is significant rainfall, that can be helpful. you know, here's what we know so far. at this point, at least 16,000 acres have been burned. we're talking about some 38,000 people who've been evacuated. as you mentioned, you know, it's the pain of waiting. the pain of not knowing. they're just waiting to see what happens to their homes. many people know that their homes are still standing. they go and check the list every other hour to see if their home is still there. for many people, you know, it's just a matter of watching and waiting hour by hour. listen to this couple and how they're dealing with it. are you worried? >> you know, concerned, of course. how could you not be. things are out of our hands.
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it is what it is. yes, i guess i'm more worried than i allow myself to think. my mouth is is dry a lot that water doesn't seem to quench. >> you're here. you're able to watch these guys. >> they're phenomenal. and our sheriff is wonderful. i mean, the coordination they put to use what they learned last year to make some things be improved. for instance, having a list of the houses, whether they're standing, they're damaged or they're okay, or totally gone, that's wonderful. that brings comfort. rather than, like, i don't know. i don't know. where is it? >> people out here, they're just putting their faith in these firefighters. these officials who are working. and, brooke, it is a coordinated effort. we're talking about the police department working with the county, the sheriff's deputies working with the national guard, working with firefighters. they're all jointly working together. some are inside the fire itself
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trying to secure, trying to save these different structures, these homes. others are on the perimeter trying to hold the line. brooke, at this point we know that the fire is still 5% contained. but they did tell us yesterday, the officials, rather they told us that yesterday they did hold some ground. that's good news, that they were able to hold ground on this big, big fire. >> that is some good news. i'm sure people there will take any bit of good news they can get. george howell in colorado springs. george, thank you. he was dressed in black and armed to kill. and today one week later, chilling new details about the man who went on that shooting rampage in santa monica, california, one week ago today. including what he left behind and how he got his gun. john zawahri killed his father, his brother, then headed straight to santa monica college killing three strangers before he was gunned down by police in the school's library. well, now authorities tell us that the killer had many weapons and he left a note apologizing for shooting his father and his
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brother and saying good-bye to some of his friends. >> we know that zawahri possessed an array of realistic looking replica firearms and several stipguns capable of firing live ammunition. we know the anti-black powder firearm which he had with him had been converted to a revolver capable of firing .45 caliber ammunition. we know he left behind what can be called a farewell note in which he expressed hope his mother would be looked after financially. even as he said good-bye to his friends and expressed remorse for his actions in the killing of his brother and his father. >> joining me from los angeles, kyung. hearing her talk about he's apologetic and hoping his mother is taken care of financially, tell me more about this note. >> what we know about this note is this is something that was actually found on his body. he was carrying it with him. handwritten. three to four pages in length. what police are saying is that it was a conversational note. they took great pains.
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you hear the police chief saying it was a farewell note. they're not characterizing it as a suicide note. the remorse he expressed about his father and brother, almost more brief mentions. he took lengths and lengths to say farewell to his friends, brooke. that's how police are characterizing it. a disappointment for investigators, it doesn't reveal as much as they had hoped as far as his motivations. >> about what about the gun? we're learning he built this gun. how did he do this? >> this is certainly going to alarm a lot of people, especially here in the state of california where laws are considered to be quite tight i specially when we're talking about these type of weapons. what you're looking at right here. take a listen to what one of the investigators told the media. >> what i'm saying is you can buy legally certain parts. it's called an 80%. you can guy those parts and you can buy an undersever, the over and under. put them together with a trigger group. you can manufacture your own gun
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if you make some adjustments. in this particular case the weapon that he ended up with ultimately is one that by definition would be illegal to possess here in the state of california. >> the place say he basically was able to buy these component parts through various magazines, via the web, and the components themselves are legal. 80% gun is legal. but once you assemble it, there is a way to make it illegal in california where you can hurt so many people. one other thing we should mention, brooke, is that in 2011 zawahri had tried to purchase a full gun. he couldn't. he was rejected on the background check. the santa monica police estimating that that's because of some prior connection, prior contact they had with him in 2006. a man who should not have had a weapon still able to buy the component parts and build something that could kill people in america. >> thank you. coming up, brand-new vid wroe just in to us showing ariel
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castro's brothers furious with the kidnapping suspect in the jailhouse. we'll show you the whole thing. plus, a shocking cnn toe n to a charity, you have to see this. >> we help with children with cancer. >> how do you do that? >> millions of dollars donated. charity owners getting lavish salaries. all the while, these kids getting very little. you will not believe what we discovered.
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country roads outside knoxville, tennessee, into this small industrial park and you'll find the headquarters of a family conglomerate of cancer charities. that return lavish salaries to their owners. but according to their own tax records, donate very little to dying cancer patients. and the last thing the people running this charity want to do? is answer questions. >> don't turn your camera on me, okay? >> reporter: across the country, in mesa, arizona, another outpost of the conglomerate. it's called the breast cancer society. its ceo and executive director, the man escaping in the truck, james reynolds jr. >> excuse me, sir. mr. reynolds! hey, excuse me, mr. reynolds! right here, buddy. mr. reynolds? hi. hi, can you stop for a second? where you going, mr. reynolds? mr. reynolds? >> reporter: back in knoxville there's another cancer charity. the children's cancer fund of
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america. this one run by yet another member of the family, rose perkins. is rose perkins in? >> she's unavailable and she's not doing any interviews. >> reporter: why wouldn't she give us any interview. she's running a charity here for kids with cancer. it seems like a good idea. >> i've been just told to tell you she's not doing interviews. >> reporter: can you tell us what you guys do? any positive things you do with the money you collect? >> you can send your questions to her e-mail. >> reporter: that's that? >> we'll answer it. >> reporter: if you're asking us for money, what would you say you did with your money. >> we help children with cancer. >> reporter: how do you do that? >> what do you mean how do we do that? we help children with cancer. >> reporter: yeah, how. >> we provide them financial assistance. >> do you have any idea how many -- >> if you have any other questions, please send them to her e-mail. >> reporter: rose perkins did e-mail us and tell us her charity has a clear conscience. because we feel we are making a good difference in people's lives. but also told us an interview is
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not something we can consider. that may be because of the questions we'd like to ask her. and the other members of her extended family. who are essentially making a living on your donations. rose perkins, the ceo of the children's cancer fund, is paid $227,442 a year. her ex-husband, james reynolds sister, is president and ceo of cancer fund of america. he gets paid $236,815. and james reynolds jr., president and ceo of the breast cancer society, has a salary of $261,609. it's money that comes from donors. like you. who in 2011 sent these three charities $26 million in cash. how much of those donations actually went to helping cancer patients?
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according to the charity's own tax records, about 2% in cash. example. the cancer fund of america raised $6 million through its fundraising campaign in 2011 and gave away just $14,940 in cash. but that is not what you would hear from the telemarketers hired by the cancer fund of america run by james reynolds sr. >> how much of my $10 will go -- who is this to? >> cancer fund of america support services. 100%. of your donation goes into the fund. >> how much of my $10 will go -- >> i'm calling directly from the charity. i'm not a telemarketing agency. >> that's great, then. >> reporter: according to the iowa attorney general's office which gave us these recordings, those phone call statements are
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one great big lie. the callers were telemarketers being paid to make the call. state of iowa fined the telemarketing company $35,000 for making false representations. as for donations to other charities, the cancer fund of america claimed on its 2011 tax filings it sent $761,000 in so-called gifts in kind. not actually cash. to churches, some hospitals, and other programs around the country. when we called or e-mailed those other charities to check, many of them said they did get something. things like these supplies. but several of the groups told us they never heard of the cancer fund of america. or don't remember getting a thing. the cancer fund also takes credit for serving as a middleman. brokering transfer of another 6 $16 million worth of gifts in
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kind to individuals and other charities. many of them overseas. those contributions double up both as revenue and donations on the same tax forms. back at the capncer fund of america's corporate office, even the chief financial officer who, by the way, has a salary of $121,000, couldn't explain what was happening. >> we just have all these north mississippi medical center. never heard of you. yolanda barco oncology institute. nothing. >> those are the ones we looked up. again, you have to talk to him. >> reporter: the him is james reynolds jr. the founder who finally told us in an e-mail his board thought it unwise to talk to cnn. even though in a different e-mail he called the news of fan t phantom donations most disturbing. as for his son, james reynolds jr. in arizona? can he stay right there?
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is mr. reynolds in? >> he's not here right now. >> reporter: the public relations officer for the breast cancer society, kristina hixson, married to james reynolds jr., sent us e-mails telling us the breast cancer society's guiding mission is to provide relief to those who suffer from the effects of breast cancer and that we've made a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of men and women. but declined our request for an on camera interview. and when our camera found james reynolds jr., he made sure we got the message. with a single finger salute. drew griffin, cnn, knoxville, tennessee. >> drew griffin, thank you. coming up, anger spilling over. new video into cnn showing the brothers of cleveland kidnapping suspect ariel castro taking out their frustration in the middle of a police station. (announcer) born with a natural energy cycle... cats. they were born to play.
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alleged crime of raping and holding three women captive for ten years. here they were. >> reporter: police officers whose faces were blurred byty hall haul the three castro brothers to booking about six hours after the missing women were found safe. 52-year-old ariel castro stood between his older brother pedro and the youngest of the three, o'neill. ariel stood in place for the most part while o'neill appeared to be the most visibly upset. he appeared cold as ice, turning his back to ariel and not saying a word. suddenly without warning o'neill takes off and runs into a glass wall deliberately. he smacks his head into the glass, not once, but twice. ariel doesn't flinch until cops move in to restrain o'neill. pedro and o'neill were later released on unrelated misdemeanor charges. ariel castro hasn't tasted freedom since the day he was taken into police custody. he's being held on $8 million bond. it was just a few days ago he was taken off suicide watch and
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moved to isolation among the yen inmate population where he's allowed to watch tv for the first time since he's been locked up. >> and now in this exclusive interview with cnn's martin savidge, the two brothers who were released say their brother is nothing short of a monster. one says he hopes his brother rots in jail. >> if i knew, i would have reported. brother or no brother. >> what is your brother to you now? >> monster, hateful. i hope he rots in that jail. i don't even want them to take his life like that. i want him to suffer in that jail. to the last extent. what he has done to my life and my family's. >> i feel the same way. >> reporter: to the both of you now, he no longer exists. >> right. >> yeah. >> reporter: he is gone. >> he's a goner. >> reporter: almost as if he
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were dead. >> the monster is a goner. i'm glad that he left a door unlocked or whatever he did. whether he did it on purpose. maybe he wanted to get caught. maybe time was up. maybe he was inside too much, he wanted to get caught. if he did it that way he shouldn't have went to mama's house, picked me up, put me in the car if he known that was going to happen. >> martin savidge with that interview. the pain, the memories now six months later. >> there's no words. there's nothing to make you feel any better. >> coming up next, the words of parents and classmates and teachers of those killed in newtown, connecticut. i'm phyllis and i have diabetic nerve pain. when i first felt the diabetic nerve pain, of course i had no idea what it was. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it progressed from there to burning like i was walking on hot coals... to like 1,000 bees that were just stinging my feet. i have a great relationship with my doctor...
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six months ago today, 20 children lost their lives inside their classrooms. six adults also killed in the tragedy that shook the nation. look at this here. you'll see this little girl holding up this sign with two simple words. here it is. "love wins." when newtown held a moment of silence just this morning. people there six months later still trying to cope with so much pain. >> people say, i'm so sorry. i know how you feel. you don't know how i feel. my name's neil heslin. i'm jesse lewis's father. jesse was a victim in sandy hook elementary school massacre.
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a handshake, a hug, a pat on the back. it's all you can -- all you can do. there's no words. there's nothing to make you feel any better. >> sometimes i can't remember details from that first week. sometimes it feels like it was yesterday. i'm sarah clements. i'm a junior at newtown high school. it's still kind of hard for me to take tests. i've started hearing more people that have said, similarly, every time they go into a room they, like, look for where they would hide. even though it's, like, really hard to hear, it makes me feel better because i know i'm not the only one. even teachers have said that they do that. i think being in the school environment is something thags really conducive to healing. and i think i saw that from the first week that we came back. we watched, like, "finding nemo" and we cut out paper snowflakes. nobody took attendance. i think that's changed us in the long run. i think we're a much kinder and
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more aware community. >> some of the voices, some of the people in newtown. i urge you to go to to click on this piece by wayne drash and emmy bordeaux. it will help put this whole thing together. lacy boardeaux. poppy harlow is live in newtown. poppy, i know you talked to victims' families today including two sister who turned their grieving into action. jillian and carly soto. how are they? >> reporter: they're doing as best as can be expected, brooke. their sister, vicki soto, one of the 26 victims in this horrific shooting. a 27-year-old first grade teacher who they were telling me about this morning, loved to sit in her pajamas, wrap up in a blanket, watch a movie. loved teaching those kids. they feel brioken by the fact she's gone. one of the sisters, jillian, told me i'm an accidental activist. that's why she's here today at this event.
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it's put on my mayors against illegal guns. you see them behind me. they're reading off the names of all of the people in this country that have died from gun violence over the last six months. since the newtown massacre happened. they're kicking off a 25 state bus tour. 100 days long. here today they're calling for federal gun control legislation to be passed. i want you to listen to what we heard this morning from those sisters, jillian and carly. >> my family is broken. my mother lost her first child. my brother lost his older sister. it's -- we take it day by day. but our sister wasn't just, you know, she didn't just die of an illness. my sister was brutally murdered in her first grade classroom. krou can't really recover from that. you only can move on. >> reporter: does being here today, does working towards changes in gun legislation, that's what you're doing here today, does that help you cope
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somehow? >> i feel like it does. i feel especially today of all days to be in newtown, this is where my sister was. this is where my sister lost her life, was here in newtown. so part of me feems like i'm here with her on this tragic day. fighting for this, she fought to save her kids just like the other five educators. they fought to save sandy hook. and now we're fighting to save everybody else. i feel like we're honoring them as best that we can. >> reporter: now, brooke, as you know, the federal gun legislation they were pushing for failed in the senate in april. but we have seen a lot of action on a state level. here in connecticut they've had sweeping gun legislation. also in new york, colorado and other states. some other states about a dozen states have actually loosened gun laws since newtown. i tid reach out to the nra. because i wanted to hear from them any thoughts on this day. in response to this from mayors against illegal guns. did not hear back from the nra. we did get this statement i want
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to read to our viewers from the national shooting sports foundation based right here in newtown. here's what they wrote to us. they said newtown is a small community and six months after the terrible tragedy at sandy hook elementary, we are no less affected by the profound sadness of the families and the first responders who were involved. our hearts go out to them. you know, brooke, i just got done talking to two young gentlemen who came here this afternoon. both bearing weapons. both with shotguns in holsters. they said, you know, we are here because we don't believe that the right things are being focused on. they want to see more of a focus on mental health necessarily than assault weapons ban or background checks. even in this community, you do have a lot of division over this issue. >> yep. poppy harlow, thank you. now to our showcase of cnn heroes this afternoon. nearly 2 million people die from indoor air pollution or secondhand smoke. so a retired oregon woman changing those statistics with a true passion and unique innovation. she is nancy hughes.
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a cnn hero. >> people have no idea that cooking kills people. indoor air pollution is estimated that it kills millions of people every year. a mother who has got a baby over an open fire, i mean, that's the equivalent of that baby smoking packs of cigarettes every day. after my husband died of breast cancer, my life changed. because i volunteered with a medical team in guatemala. there were doctors who could not put tubes down the babies' throats because the throats were so soaked with creosote. this is what they're breathing. their lungs are like this inside. i thought, we need to change this. my name is nancy hughes. and i work to save lives and save forests by providing efficient stoves to the world. the stove is called the ecocina. e for environmental. c for cocina, kitchen.
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it prevents creosote buildup in the lungs. you don't have to cut down trees. you can use small branches. it's kind of a little miracle. we started six factories in five countries. we wanted to give employment in the areas where there's poverty. those factories that we started have produced 35,000 stoves. i'm addicted to this. the first year i went to latin america eight times on my own nickel. there are a lot of women and a lot of children who are breathing a lot easier because of the e-cocina stove. i'm 70 now. this is what i do in my, quote, retirement, unquote. >> so far more than 35,000 of hughes' stoves have been distributed in latin america. saving the lives of 280,000 people. coming up, american airlines adding more seats to some flights. which means less room for you.
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how close is too close? we're asking that question. plus, ringo starr gives us a tour of his beatles exhibit. some pretty cool never before seen items. trying out the drums. one of my tv crushes here at cnn is about to join me live. we've got a little surprise for mr. john berman. dad of two little ones. ahead of father's day. that might embarrass him a touch. ready? happy birthday! it's a painting easel! the tide's coming in! this is my favorite one.
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american irelinairlines. you're going to lose about an inch of leg room. that's not fun for those of us who are extra tall, it seems. customers will get an extra flight attendant on their plane if that makes you feel better. company says it's looking for ways to beef up revenue after its merger with us airways. now to this. usually this time in the show i get to talk with jake tapper, host of "the lead." talk about the big scoop, big story that's coming up. but today my friend jake is off. and so my favorite guy is filling in. the john berman. and berman, how are you? >> i'm good. favorite guy. i like this. >> you like this? ahead of father's day weekend, i just thought i would surprise you. let's show some pictures of your little dudes. tell us about them. >> i have 6-year-old twin boys. that's me in the middle. those are my boys, teddy and joseph. >> wait. sorry, berman. we're getting someone else calling on the line.
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is there a mrs. berman on the phone? >> hello, john berman. happy father's day. >> it's your wife! surprise! kerry -- >> i haven't seen her in three days. >> give me the real scoop, kerry. what are the plans for father's day? how amazing a dad is berman here? >> well, i'm happy to publicly say that you are an awesome dad. and i'm constantly amazed by your enthusiasm. the best example i have of how awesome you are as a dad is you somehow manage to make two boys growing up in new york into die hard boston sports fans. >> that's wicked awesome. >> they wake up in the morning wanting to know how the red sox, bruins, celtics did in last night's game. >> how does that make you feel, berman? >> that makes me feel like a success. >> huge success in the life of john berman. i feel like i know you decently well. kerry, i hear the little guys in the background. >> the bus has arrived. what do you want to say, guys? >> happy father's day!
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>> there we go. >> that's awesome. >> i'm in love. >> that's so awesome. >> i'm in love. kerry, thank you. kerry voss on the line. before i go, i should mention you're doing the show called "the lead." actually now i'm worried my boys are going to go break something now. you've heard the cute side of it. now they're off. they're going to break their feet or break something in the house. coming up on "the lead" all kinds of fascinating stuff. talked to john mccain about the issue in syria. the white house now saying the syrians have crossed the red line. we'll talk to john mccain about his view on whether the white house going far enough. maybe my favorite story of the day. how many times have you sung "happy birthday" in your life, brooke baldwin? >> i know about this. this crazy story. this crazy case. who knew? >> it could cost you a lot of money. going deep into this, talking about how much it will cost all of us to sing that song we all love so much. >> john berman, thank you. happy father's day. love you, man. >> thank you so much, brooke.
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what a treat. >> we'll be right back. ñe
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it is flag day in case you see a lot more of them waving around on front porches today. one tv network apparently thought flags have another use. here is today's "cnn pop." the american flag as a table
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cloth. hgtv apologizing for this fourth of july decoration idea. critics blasted the idea after it showed up online. pricey parking. an auction bidder won these two spots in boston for $560,000. yeah. wicked expensive. the buyer says she owns the building next door. ringo starr takes cnn down memory lane. the former beatle giving us a tour of the exhibit at the grammy museum in l.a. >> i think in the incredible moment of coming to america, even on the plane you could feel new york buzzing. from postcards to pictures, he hopes it gives fans an idea of what it was like to be a member of the fab four. what happens in this white house has a knack for ending up on the big screen. the hollywood reporter says a movie is in the works about
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president obama's drone program. it comes, of course, after "zero dark thirty," the thriller on the raid that took down osama bin laden. and that's today's "cnn pop." coming up, regardless of where you stand on immigration reform, you have to give props to former florida governor jeb bush. his argument for change? i doubt you have heard this one before. that's next. i have copd. if you've got it, you know how hard it can be to breathe and man, you know how that feels. copd includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my obstructed airways for a full 24 hours. you know, spiriva helps me breathe easier. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops.
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former florida governor jeb bush spoke at a rally ifday for conservatives and one statement stood out amongst the rest. here he was. >> immigrants create far more businesses than native-born americans over the last 20 years. immigrants are more fertile and they love fa families and have more intact families and they bring a younger population. >> more fertile, and candy crowley, chief political correspondent, and host of "state of the union" and i have to ask you, when you heard that what was the visceral reaction? >> i have to tell you that it was flagged as it came in, so i knew that it had in fact caused, you know, a bit of a stir. >> a couple. >> and having looked at it and knowing what we know about the background of jeb bush, et certainly strikes me as sort of an inept way to say something that he is not known for, and you can't read more of that into
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it. the facts are correct, and there are more hispanic children born than non-hispanic white children or any other part of the population. we know that in large part hispanics account for most of the new population now in the u.s. his point here was that the reason that we should be embracing immigration reform is that they are the, that in fact, immigrants are going to be the economic engine that takes this country forward. we learned yesterday that more white people are dying than are being born now. the country is change. so his facts are right, but we also know that jeb bush is married to a woman who was born in mexico, a mexican american, and we know that he is embraced by the latino community in large part and certainly in florida as governor. >> so do you think that he will catch flack for this? >> well, i think that he will, but because there is an r after his name, and you can already look at the twitter verse and know that people are objecting to it. so obviously, i think that any
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time a republican treads into the water where the republicans are seen as not having been as embracing of immigration reform as they should be or whatever, that it is going to get sort of the wrong vehicle for bush given the background and all that, but it was an interesting comment. inartful is the worst that it was. >> okay. in our poll so says candy crowley. thank you, candiment i love your perspective on things. watch candy, 9:00 a.m. eastern sunday mornings. she will have congressmen bob menendez joining her. and now golfer phil mickelson put the family ahead of his career, and so far it is not hurting his performance at the u.s. open. but is tiger woods' play being hampered by injury? we will have a live report live from the course next. matt's brakes didn't sound right... i brought my car to mike at meineke...
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his eyes were red and so was the first round score, and talking lefty phil mickelson attending his daughter's eighth grade graduation wednesday, and so he was on precious little sleep when he teed off yesterday. here it is, but the 3 under 67 still had him atop the leaderboard of the u.s. open. time for the bleacher report on this friday. and time to join me from the u.s. open, and tough gig there, tom rodell and we know that phil mickelson five times the runner up, but he has to feel good starting the second round and still leading. >> well, he is actually just teed off, and he would have been feeling good up until a few
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minutes ago, because he has bogeyed the first hole. >> ooh. >> and not great for phil mickelson, but everybody has been going backwards today on the golf course. very, very few people are posting good scores. so mickelson just has to be able to keep his head above water, and he will be okay. but we will learn more over the next 17 holes how realistic the challenge is going to be, and as you have said he has finished r runner up here five times, and that is a record. his love/hate affair with the u.s. open began in 1999 when he began here, and his daughter was born a day after, and the same daughter he celebrated her school graduation when he returned to the west coast. what a great story arc if he could come here given that he is celebrating his daughter amanda celebrating father's day and her birthday here this weekend, but still a lot of golf to be playing. >> and as far as tiger woods is doing, how about his wrist? >> he has just finished the
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round, and he is par today, and 3 over for the tournament, and given the level of play, that puts him in contention. he was struggling with the arm and the wrist throughout the day, and clearly troubling him at times and the rough is so thick here. when the golfers are stuck in that, it is very, very hard to get themselves out of that, and the shotting were tracking tiger, but he seems to be okay and posting a pretty respectable score today. >> thank you so much. before we go, i have a video i want you to see. on the left-hand side of the screen, you will see a man falling five stories and smashes into the sidewalk. watch. here it goes. oh. he is lying there, and people obviously gather around to help him, and then showing you that he is okay. moments later, gets up and walks away. he is right there in the middle with the striped shirt, and again, the fall, people trying to help and again amazingly walks away. no serious injures have been reported. this friday afternoon
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and as always i like to preet. have a wonderful weekend. i'm brooke baldwin and john berman in for jake tapper. what goes beyond the line as the syria is drawing deeper into the civil war, but accused of lying about giving them backing by the assad regime. there on the ground, it is already called the worst wildfire in colorado history, and crews have a tiny fraction contained so how much more damage will it do? and the politics lead. hillary clinton appearing at the same event in which her husband is sharing the stage with one of her