the east, i'm chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan along with michaela pereira. developing at this hour did the four star general once the number two man in the military leak classified information about covert actions against iran? the justice department is investigating. a critical day in the trial of george zimmerman. trayvon martin's friend on the stand and again fireworks. >> trayvon got hit. >> you don't know that, do you? >> no. >> he cut him, he had to. >> you don't know trayvon didn't take his fist and drive it into that man's face, do you? >> no, sir. >> that is the big question, who started the fight. another question, did day four bring us closer to knowing, we're going to break it down with our star team of analysts, sunny hostin, vinnie politan and
danny cevales. a new twist with aaron hernandez, was he involved in a double murder last year and who is this alleged accomplice police are searching for now? president obama departs in minutes for a trip to south africa. it has taken on new urgency as nelson mandela is on life support. he may get to visit his personal hero in what is clearly set to be an emotional journey for the first couple. robyn curnow is live in pretoria. >> reporter: good morning. south africans continue to gather outside this hospital where nelson mandela is struggling in the icu. he remains in a critical condition and is stable and still on life support needing help to breathe and south africans very anxious, all their focus on president mandela's health, it's overshadowing
president obama's trip, expected to land in the next few hours, his plane about to take off from senegal and it's a focus of south africans to look here and not to obama but of course if anybody were to understand that, it would be the president himself. take a listen to this. president obama travels to south africa today, a final pilgrimage to a personal hero. inside this hospital, nelson mandela rests, his condition listed as critical but stable but to those who have gathered outside -- ♪ >> reporter: a sense that this may be the time to say their good-byes. for president obama, today is a chance for him to say his. >> he is a personal hero, but i don't think i'm unique in that regard. i think he's a hero for the world, and if and when he passes from this place, one thing i
think we'll all know is that his legacy is one that will linger on throughout the ages. >> reporter: a legacy michelle obama urged children in senegal not to forget. >> surely you can honor his legacy by leaving a proud legacy of your own. that's how i've tried to live my own life. >> reporter: there's no confirmed visit for the obamas with mandela. they've made it known they'll come if the family wants them to. on thursday they visited goree island. >> for an african-american, an african-american president to be able to visit this site, i think gives me even greater motivation in terms of defense of human rights around the world. >> reporter: but today may be their most emotional visit yet. president obama will visit robin
island where president mandela spent more than 20 years in prison. a former top military adviser to president obama is under investigation. retired u.s. general james cartwright is being questioned about leaking classified information to a reporter, it concerns a computer virus that targeted iran's nuclear facilities. barbara starr joins us with the details. can this be happening again? >> good morning, chris. even for the pentagon this is jaw-dropping. source tells me overnight that yes, general cartwright retired is under investigation by the justice department for material in the book by the "new york times" journalist david sanger his book "confront and conceal" talking in detail, many revelations about iran's nuclear program. nbc news reported this first, saying this is about the leak, did general cartwright leak information about stux inenetst of the most classified crowned
jewel of the intelligence, a virus that infected iran's nuclear program in 2010, by u.s. and israeli intel jents to slow iran's nuclear program down. general cartwright is not charged at this point with anything, is under investigation. i have to tell you, jaw-dropping because james cartwright long acknowledged as one of the most brilliant minds in the u.s. military, an expert in nuclear weapons and cyber warfare. >> thank you very much. later on in the show we'll unpack this more and figure out what's going on here and why it may have happened. we turn our focus to congress, an overwhelming victory for immigration reform. the overhaul bill passed the senate by a vote of 68-32, it calls for stronger border security and creates a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants but there are serious doubts about whether it can pass the rc
republican-led house. dana bash is live in washington. it was a big vote yesterday, dana, but still all eyes turn to the house. >> reporter: that's right and one house republican leader called it a "pipe dream" that the senate bill can pass the house. others simply say it's dead on arrival. supporters in the senate were hoping this big bipartisan vote would give immigration reform momentum going into the republican-led house but that's hardly what we're hearing. the speaker of the house presides over the next step for immigration reform. he was noncommittal at best. >> we're going to go home for the recess next week and listen to our constituents and when we get back we're going to have a conference on july the 10th to have a discussion about the way forward. >> reporter: immigration politics is tricky business for house republicans prone to pressure from conservative constituents to oppose any path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. john mccain gets it. he almost lost the 2008 gop
presidential nomination for supporting immigration reform. >> to our friends in the house, we ask for your consideration and we stand ready to sit down and negotiate with you. >> reporter: supporter marco rubio may be a future white house republican hopeful. >> i support this reform. not just because i believe in immigrants but i believe in america even more. >> reporter: he humanized the issue, talking about his own immigrant parents. >> well before they ever became citizens in their hearts they had already become americans. >> reporter: but the republican split was on display, opponents saying they just don't believe supporters who promise the border would be secured before illegal immigrants can earn legal status. >> we need a bill that puts security before legalization, not the other way around. >> reporter: despite the divide, senators agreed the vote was a big moment. they took the rare step of
voting formally from their desks. >> mr. donnelly? >> aye. >> and the vice president presided. >> the yeas of this bill are 68, the nays are 32. the bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: republican senator lindsey graham joked the fact they got 68 votes is a big deal in a body that can't even agree sunday is a day off. he made a serious point he hopes the republican party is now beyond the issue of what he called self-deportation and kate that is a big thing driving this and it's what drove 14 republicans to join all democrats in supporting this, because of very deep concern that their party is simply turning latino voters off. >> and getting 14 republicans to join democrats is a big statement but still it sounds like the momentum is not there in the house quite yet. dana great to see you. tensions are running high in
the second-degree murder trial of george zimmerman. the defense went after the state's reluctant star witness for a second straight day. two flash points raising questions about what the prosecution witness knows for sure. also the defense arguing race was a motivation here but not for george zimmerman. george haul is in sanford, florida, with much more. good morning, george. >> reporter: chris, good morning. she admitted to lying about why she didn't go to the funeral. she told jurors certain words that many consider to be racial slurs she didn't, but when challenged with this possibility that it was her friend, trayvon martin, who started the fight, jeantel fought back. day four in the trial against george zimmerman started as rachel jeantel take two, a key witness for the state who appeared wednesday to be emotional one moment, combative the next. what a difference a day makes. >> are you okay this morning? >> yes. >> you seem so different than yesterday.
i'm just checking. did someone talk with you last night about your demeanor in court yesterday? >> no, i went to sleep. >> reporter: a more subdued jeantel endured more than three hours of meticulous questioning from defense attorney don west who challenged the 19-year-old's account of what she heard when she was on the cell phone with trayvon martin a little more than a minute before the fatal shooting. >> trayvon got hit. >> you don't know that, do you? >> no, sir. >> you don't know that trayvon got hit. >> he had to. >> you don't know that trayvon didn't at that moment take his fist and drive it into george zimmerman's face? >> please lower your voice? >> no, sir. >> reporter: later the teen held firm to her account of who attacked who. >> i thought in fact you said it could have been for all you know trayvon martin smashing george zimmerman in the face is what you actually heard. >> what? >> yeah, just earlier today.
>> no. >> by you. >> you didn't get that from me. >> reporter: the next witness, jenna lauer, the woman whose 911 call captured the exact moment trayvon martin was shot and killed. defense attorney mark o'mara about who she thought was screaming on the tape. >> do you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> did it seem that the screams of somebody who was getting beat up? >> they were being hurt somehow, yes. >> maybe somebody who was having this done to them? >> it's possible. >> reporter: the final testimony of the day came from a witness who says she heard the gunshot and saw two people on the ground, selma maura testified with a spanish translator she remembered the man on top wearing a red and black jacket the same jacket george zimmerman
was wearing. >> there was a person crouching down over another person? >> translator: correct. >> reporter: chris at 9:00 a.m. court is set to resume with more witnesses. we could hear from neighbors and investigators about what they saw, what they heard the night of this shooting. >> couldn't be more important at this point in the trial. george, thank you very much. we bring in cnn legal analyst sunny hostin she's been in the courtroom this week. sunny, good to have you with us as always. we have to know two things beyond a reasonable doubt for george zimmerman to be found guilty that we know he started the fight and what his motivation was going into it and it was evil. let's break those two down. after what you've heard so far, what is the best case for who started the fight? >> the best case comes from this star witness, rachel jeantel. she was very, very firm in saying that what she heard because she's an ear witness,
she incumbent' an eyewitness, she didn't see anything, but what she heard on the phone was george zimmerman following trayvon martin, pursuing trayvon martin and approaching trayvon martin. she says then trayvon martin as george zimmerman got close to him said "why are you following me?" in response, george zimmerman said one of two things, he either said, "what are you doing around here?" or "what are you talking about?" either way she placesment george zimmerman as the pursuer and as you know, chris, self-defense requires that you don't be the first aggressor. if george zimmerman was the first aggressor, was the person to pursue and approach trayvon martin, in my view, self-defense is off the table for this defense. >> but legally is it off the table or is the burden just higher? >> the prosecution of course has the burden of proof in this case
beyond a reasonable doubt and has the ability to rebut the defense. practically you have six women that are jurors. they were watching rachel jeantel intently. i was in the courtroom for a lot of her testimony and i got to tell you, i think practically, if these jurors believe her and they believe that george zimmerman started this fight, i just can't imagine that they'll believe that he shot in self-defense. >> sunny, how hurtful was it for rachel jeantel to admit on the stand she didn't know whether or not it was trayvon martin who was the one who was beating up zimmerman at that time? those are her words. what do you think they'll mean? >> i'm not sure what they'll mean, chris, but again, we saw a very different rachel jeantel on the witness stand. thursday she was so very combative, seemed to be uncomfortable on the witness stand. we saw a different person yesterday. she was comfortable, she was confident and she was firm, although, yes, the defense did i
think a pretty good job at cross-examining her, finding some inconsistencies. she wasn't inconsistent when it came to her view that george zimmerman was the one that approached and followed trayvon martin. >> right, but approaching and following is different than starting the fight, and she did say, "i don't know whether or not it was trayvon beating him up" so interesting for the jury. one other thing before we let you go, sunny, race. up until this point in the trial had been about all zimmerman sees is black people in his neighborhood and it seems to make him crazy so obviously that's the best case for the prosecution to say in his mind he had evil thoughts about his people as he set off that night against trayvon martin but yesterday the defense counsel made race an issue for trayvon martin and kept using the words, the insensitive words about white people. do you think that had an impact that trayvon martin was using that language? does that change anything? >> you know, it was interesting that the defense tried so very hard at the beginning of this
case to keep race out because they didn't want the prosecution to talk about racial profiling and they won that victory, right, the prosecution was only able in opening statement to say profiling, however, yes, the defense seemed to take what was the elephant in the room, put it right in front of the courtroom, paint it bright pink, talk so much about race and put it on trayvon martin but these were trayvon martin's words. he said some very derogatory terms describing george zimmerman, but i don't know. i think it sort of made rachel's testimony a bit more credible. she didn't try to sugar coat what trayvon told her. she also said he not only used this derogatory term about white people, he also called george zimmerman the "n" word, in her word the description wasn't a racial term, it was a descriptive term. you may or may not agree with that, but again i don't know that the defense scored so many
points by trying to make trayvon martin out to be a racist. it did make a lot of sense in the courtroom. >> at the end of the day trayvon martin not on trial here. he is the victim. sunny hostin, thank you very much. appreciate the analysis. >> exactly. >> thanks, chris. there is a lot of news developing at this hour, straight to michaela for the list. >> good morning to you at home. making news, police back at the home of former new england patriot now murder suspect aaron hernandez. law enforcement is investigating him with regard to an unsolved double homicide in boston. second suspect connected to the case was arrested in connecticut and police are looking for a third person. boston marathon bombing suspect joke dzhokhar tsarnaev indicted. he was inspired by al qaeda and left a written confession in the
boat, he reportedly wrote "i don't like killing people" but he couldn't let the killing of innocent muslims overseas go unpunished. we are learning more about the accused aurora shooting theater james holmes citing the violent nature of his crimes, holmes will wear a hidden harness that will anchor him to the floor. 5,000 people will be in the jury pool, that is the biggest in colorado history. the judge also ruled the jurors will not be sequestered and may use cell phones and computers inside the courtroom. that trial set to begin february 3rd. more big brands dropping paula deen over her racial slur scandal. nordisc has suspended her as a spokeswoman and qvc has decided to "take a pause" from selling her products. deen hired crisis manager judy smith who inspired abc's hit show "scandal." a mother in phoenix forced
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cnn's athena jones is live in washington with the latest. good morning. >> good morning, chris. that's right the fight over abortion rights in texas is far from over. many women are up in arms, and that second special session the governor has called that begins on monday. it's getting personal between texas governor rick perry and a rising liberal star, democratic state senator wendy davis. >> what we witnessed tuesday was nothing more than the hijacking of the democratic process. >> reporter: cheered on by supporters the mother of two and her now famous pink shoes filibustered her way onto the world stage this week. >> speak for an extended period of time on the bill. >> reporter: speaking for more than ten hours to stop a bill that would restrict most abortions and close most clinics in the state. davis is being hailed as a hero and by taiwanese animators.
the governor approached davis on personal terms. >> she was a teenage mother herself. it's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters. >> reporter: davis called the comments "without dignity" saying "they are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view. our governor should reflect our texas values. sadly, governor perry fails that test." governor perry has ordered the legislature to reconvene monday to take up the abortion bill again. this time he vows it will pass. davis says if it does -- >> the reaction to it won't be a partisan one. it's a reaction coming from republicans, independents and democrats alike, which is saying governor perry, lieutenant governor duhurst, stay out of my private decision-making. >> will davis filibuster the
bill again? she told anderson cooper the bill came up but next time it takes away the chances of a filibuster just by introducing it earlier. >> a lot of politics at play and a lot of passion. >> you see all those protesters filling the capitol. >> became a big part of the filibuster was the enthusiasm this vote not happen because of what it might do. >> the reality of the politics is not in her favor. there's extreme weather on both sides of the country right now. let's get straight to end dra petersons in the weather center to get the weather. hey, indra. >> we're talking two to five inches as a cold front stalled out over pennsylvania, the reason that's so important, that is still the weather pattern we'll be dealing with today. all this warm, most air, a cold front, couple lows kicking on through. chance of storms stretching down to the southeast, so with that
as we go towards the weekend, heavy rain anywhere from two to four inches, same in the southeast so flood something a big threat as we go through the weekend. as long as we see the jet stream in this roller coaster pattern we're talking about the rain and flooding in the east but also the heat on the west so two extremes are out there. what's going on in the west? this huge dome of high pressure, it means sinking air, stagnant air in place, talking about very hot temperatures we keep mentioning this but this is extremely hot something you see every ten years, the two biggest killers in the country, it's heat and flooding, and they're both present this weekend so hopefully people are paying attention, both of these should not be underestimated. >> be careful this weekend. thanks so much, indra. christine romans is here with business news, just the beginning of the summer but the end of a financial quarter. >> that's true. triple-digit numbers for me, too. one trading day left the s&p is up 2.8% over the past three months, not bad considering all this wild volatility over the
past few weeks. stock futures higher again this morning. federal officials have been hinting they're in no hurry to do anything rash when it comes to propping up the bond market. the damage has been done to mortgage rates. 309-year fixed rate mortgage jumping by the biggest amount in 26 years, that rate spiked a half of a percentage point to 4.46%. look at that. the jump comes a week after ben bernanke signaled policymakers may consider pulling back on stimulus if the economy can handle it. student loan rates will double to 6.8%, interest rates are rising on just about everything, folks. you're going to like the way you look, he's going to like the deal he made with the board. george zimmer will still be paid $1 million over the next four years for the tv ads he's already done for the company and going to get that money whether men's wearhouse uses the ads or
not. he can also get up to $2.7 million in severance. he also owns 3.5% of the company. >> that was messy. >> very public and unfolding every day, unusual to see a board and a founder fighting like that, the press release and open letter, very unusual. >> especially when he is the face of the company but that is your "money time" this morning, everyone. >> the question is is he going to like the way he was let go? i was thinking of that. quick change of subject getting away from a bad joke on the show and on the media we hear about the bad athletes all the time but coming up we'll meet one of the good guys, nba star kevin dumprant he donated million to help the people of moore, oklahoma. rachel nichols is next with the good story. and a good story but just an interesting story i guess, we'll tell you what sparked alec baldwin's latest twitter tirade. let's just say some of his words weren't so appropriate for your
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welcome back to "new day". i'm chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan, here with news anchor michaela pereira. it's friday, june 28th. coming up this half hour, kevin durant proving he's more than just a star on the court. he sat down with our rachel nichols about why he's helping out the victims of oklahoma's tornadoes, but first let's get straight to michaela pereira with the top news. >> good morning, everyone. making headlines overnight police were back at the home of former nfl player aaron hernandez looking for evidence. hernandez has already been charged with killing his one-time friend odin lloyd and cnn learned he's being investigated for an unsolved double homicide in boston last year. it's not clear if the murders are somehow related. a former fbi supervisor facing off with james "whitey" bulger's lawyer under cross-examination. that former supervisor john
morris admitted yesterday he was corrupt, that he accepted gifts from bulger and helped protect bulger and an associate from prosecution because of their value as inform ats. bulger denies being a snitch, he is charged in connection with 19 murders. florida a&m will let its famous marching band play again and the parents of a young man beaten to death during hazing are not happy. champion's parents say the new measures don't go far enough. 12 former students face charges for that young man's death. a long island man considering himself pretty lucky. metal object slammed onto the driveway, it was a pilot's clipboard filled with paperwork. he hates to think if he or someone else had been hit. pilots do not have to report losing items like clipboards but
the faa does want to talk to vinos. alec baldwin going off on twitter, and off twitter, after sending out a string of profanity-laced tweets aimed at a british journalist a report that his wife was sending out twitter messages during james gandolfini's funeral. he described the author as a toxic brit and used much more colorful language. hilaria also said she doesn't believe in bringing phones to funerals. >> alec is no joke. if he feels something he's going to say it. one thing about alec baldwin that's true. >> he does not hide his emotions. kevin durant, good man, the best and brightest in the nba, but showing a quality outside,
doing the right thing. when oklahoma was devastated by tornadoes he was quick to donate $1 million to the victims. rachel nichols scored a one on one interview with the oklahoma thunder star, here with us this morning, good player, even better person. >> we've seen so many negative stories around sports especially this week so it is refreshing to hear what kevin durant is doing. he's from maryland but plays in oklahoma and when that tornado hit moore last month and killed two dozen people he was deeply affected. we talked yesterday about what he is trying to do for people there and how he's never seen anything like what he saw when he was walking around moore. >> i couldn't believe that was, you know, that's the state i live in, that's 20 minutes away from our house, i couldn't believe it was that close, debris everywhere, i seen a tractor trailer in somebody's living room, just roofs gone off houses. there was just nothing there, and you can tell you have to start from scratch. >> you're 24 years old. how did experiencing something like that change you just as a person? >> put everything in perspective
for me. life is bigger than the game of basketball. you know, a lot of people in our profession know that and people in moore lost everything, and some stuff you really can't get back. you know, lives were lost, little kids' lives were lost, so life is bigger than the game. >> there are some celebrities who right at the beginning were making donations, $100,000 range and that's great and generous. you're a 24-year-old guy you just plunked down $1 million and now you have nike who is donating $1 million in profits from your shoes. >> well this is my home. i just wanted to give back. i wanted to do something that was bigger than just the normal natural disaster or something, we really can't control at all but we can control how we come together and we bounce back from it. >> reporter: your other big news you signed with jay-z, he's getting into the sports agent business and you're his big nba superstar client. what do you think jay-z is going
to do for you that nobody else has been able to do before? >> working with jay-z that changes the dynamics of everything. i'm looking forward to it. he was excited about the whole thing and that got me going right there. >> are we going to get a jay jay-z/kd album soon? >> no i'll stick to shooting baskets and he'll stick to rapping. >> jay-z could do a lot more career and kevin durant has said often he doesn't like being considered number two to lebron james all the time. >> durant is young. he's got a lot of ball left in him. >> 4 years old? . >> 24 years old. >> he's the first man of that height in the league in a long time, maybe ever. jay-z, i get he's a big rapper and big deal and we follow his whole life in the media but what can he do as a sports agent for durant? >> he's more than a rapper, he's
a big mogul and can introduce kevin to worlds he doesn't have access to at all, entertainment and business, part of what durant wants. he wants to be considered a bigger sort of presence than he is now, though i got to tell you, doing what he's doing in oklahoma i think that is going to propel him up the ranks in people's mind more than anything. >> shows he has a gigantic heart. i'm moved by what he did, a tremendous donation. >> you just hope he keeps that perspective. some do. we do hear the spotlight goes on the players who do bad and get in trouble but there are a lot of great players that we hear about seldomly. >> there's 1,700 players in the nfl alone, we're hearing about one with aaron hernandez, we have to give perspective. coming up next on "new day" the latest in the edward snowden watch, the nsa leaker is said to be waiting for safe passage to ecuador but that government says not so fast. and a new legal twist of the
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welcome back to "new day" everyone. let's go around the world, ecuador says it won't bow to u.s. pressure as it decides whether to accept edward snowden's request for asylum. snowden is believed to be inside an airport transit lounge in moscow and cnn's phil black has more. >> reporter: this is now day six of edward snowden's stopover at moscow's airport. there are journalists around the terminals looking for him and he still hasn't been seen. we know officials at the airport are enforcing a 24-hour transit deadline on other passengers passing through the airport but it appears not in the case of snowden. the russia's tolerance for snowden may be running a little thin. the consistent message from the russian government is he's a free man, he's free to travel wherever he likes but the sooner he does it the better. back to you, kate. >> phil thanks so much. it's good to be queen, britain's queen elizabeth is
about to become a great grandmom again and just received a royal pay hike. cnn's max foster has more from london. >> reporter: this is regent street, part of the multibillion-dollar crown estate and a proportion of what's made here is paid to the queen, the estate's doing well so the queen has effectively had a pay rise but that money is used to cover all her official duties, banquets for example and the upkeep of buildings like kensington palace and kate's new apartment in kensington palace is being renovated at a cost of $1.7 million so i think the baby will be pretty happy there, kate. >> max, thank you, quite a price tag. from the grass courts of the old england club, christina macfarlane has more. >> reporter: roger federer losing and heavy criticism of
slippery grass day four returned to normal with serena williams and novak djokovic going to the third round of the tournament. >> i loved wimbledon. i've never been. >> i wanted federer and nadal there. maybe a little news will bring you that way next year. let's stay with sports also. nba draft last night always a big deal for guys like me. last night big deal for everybody, unexpected picks going on and shocking trades so let's bring in andy scholes with this morning's "bleacher report." tell us the news my friend and happy friday. >> happy friday to you, too. yesterday we talked how there was no clear number one pick in the draft and no one knew what the cleveland cavaliers were going to do with the first pick. with all the uncertainty going on no one could have predicted this. >> the cleveland cavaliers select anthony bennett from the
university of nevada las vegas. >> the cavs shocking everyone with the pick of anthony bennett out of unlv. bennett, the first ever canadian to go number one was projected to be a top ten pick but even he was surprised when he heard his name called. kentucky's nerlens noel fell to sixth and traded along with the first round pick to the 76ers for drew holly day. check it out, these fans will get to watch him for free all season a recent fan event the kings offered free season tickets to anyone who could make a half court shot and five people made it. >> that guy threw it over his head like that baby on jimmy kimmel. >> i love that. man, that would be awesome, i don't think i would ever make a half court shot. >> tossed it over his head,
andy, unorthodox but it worked. >> sure did. >> appreciate it, have a very good friday. >> you, too, guys. >> two hands over the head. >> can you believe it? >> no, i can't believe it actually but it happened and good luck to all of them. enjoy your tickets. coming up on "new day" another leak and this time it's a retired u.s. general getting grilled for it. we're live at the pentagon with the details just ahead. and a woman fighting back after she was fired because her boss found her too irresistible. and said he risked his marriage by working with her. hmm? we're here at the famous tapia brothers produce stand where we've switched their fruits and veggies with produce from walmart. it's a fresh-over. that's great. tastes like you just picked them. so far, it's about the best strawberry i've had this year. walmart works directly with growers to get you the best-quality produce they've ever had. all this produce is from walmart. oh, my gosh. i'm shocked. [ laughs ] i know where i'm going to be shopping for strawberries now.
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new england patriots star and tight end aaron hernandez arrested for murder yesterday. hernandez is now being investigated for two more murders. you know, he could break o.j.'s record. man, these guys are so competitive. >> despite a week of being called a racist paula deen's new cookbook is already on amazon's best seller list. did you hear that? already on the best seller list, yeah. as a result, rachael ray just declared she's not crazy about mexicans. >> tough one. none of it is subject matter you want to joke about but i'm giving it to leno. >> i'm not giving it to leno.
they will make a joke about anything for sure. >> that's their job. we are not in that business. we're kicking off 30 minutes of commercial free news. our political gut check, let's get the scoop out of the nation's capital. >> the highest democrat to get behind a hillary clinton 2016 run but not calling it an endorsement. cnn's john king is here to take a look at the headlines. this surprised me a little, not the endorsement but the fact she said it's a nonendorsement endorsement. i can't even say it, endorsement. let's listen to nancy pelosi and what she said in this "usa today" interview. >> i think so. i think so. there's a great deal of excitement about the prospect that she would run. we don't understand why she wouldn't. if secretary clinton were to run and we think she ran she would win i believe that she would be the best prepared person to enter the white house in
decades. >> but john she goes on to say i'm not making any endorsements right now. why? >> because she's a politician, she's the leader of the house democrats but that little piece of sound right there is very telling and very priceless. let's do the priceless part first. she would be the best prepared person to enter the white house in decades. take that, barack obama. that's the leeing democrat in the house telling you she thinks hillary clinton is way more qualified than the current president at the white house, a dig at the current president of the united states. why is it telling? democrats are looking at 2016. history tells you the republicans win in 2016, when you have a two-term president the other party wins in history. george bush and as democrats look at the early 2016 field if they take hillary clinton out, a lot think they probably lose. this is more pressure on her to get in because they want to keep the white house in their hands. this is not just idle chatter.
democrats taking an early look at 2016 and don't think so much of the rest of the field and want her to run. >> republicans also looking at 2016, in the senate yesterday 14 republicans joined the democrats to vote for this immigration overhaul but let's take a look at some of the key no votes, rand paul, ted cruz, rob portman, those are some of the potential 2016 contenders, john. how do you think immigration plays for republicans in 2016, because we know after 2012 they had some work to do. >> so the leadership of the party says we have to deal with this problem, we need to pass this bill so we can rebuild our support in the latino community. what does this vote guarantee? a couple of those guys are going to run for president. mark yo rubio voted yes, he's in the gang of eight and for this bill. you have ted cruz the tea party guy. rand paul votes no, to the right
of marco rubio. he supported george w. bush's immigration policy, he was just in new hampshire not that long ago testing the waters for 2016, a moderate republican voting no. it tells you the hard core right base of the republican party still doesn't like this bill and it guarantees this will be a flashpoint in the 2016 presidential primaries for the republicans. two words to tell you how that worked for them last time, self-deport. >> exactly right, john king. john, thanks so much. have a great weekend. we'll talk to you next week. >> you, too. wait for it. ♪ that music means it's time for the rock block. so connected you two. quick roundup of the stories you'll talking about today. >> happy friday to all of you. controversy in colorado, hundreds of people expected to carry unloaded towns in the fourth of july parade after
tough new gun laws take effect there. nasa's voyager 1 spacecraft becomes the first manmade object to leave our solar system, it entered the heliosphere. he spent 12 years building the replica of one of the first planes around the world. this weekend he plans to re-enact the flight in his seattle 2 aircraft. >> i love that. very good. time for christine romans with the business news we need to know. >> i do. futures are higher the last day of the second quarter despite all the craziness over the last few weeks we're in better shape than you might have thought. the nasdaq up 4% and the s&p up nearly 3%. you'll see it in your 401(k). this 21-year-old kid pulled off the biggest initial funding round in silicon valley, $25
million, some interested in his mobile payment app called clinkle. ceo pay back to prerecession levels, they earned 273 times more than what the average worker earns. we go to indra petersons with what you need to know before you head out this morning. >> it's like this roller coaster pattern with flooding towards the east coast and extreme heat on the west coast. we'll be setting records in both areas, one more flooding and definitely high temperatures on the west. severe weather, moist gulf air and a slow cold front. when it's slower' talking about heavy rain and the flooding up and down the east coast and in the west the dome of high pressure, these temperatures are higher than you normally see in ten years, 128 possibly as high as 130 in some of the deserts. no thank you.
>> no thank you, indra. the top of the hour, means it's time for the top news. here in america, generations of unfulfilled dreams will finally come to pass. >> landmark vote the senate passes sweeping immigration reform. the house now takes it up. its fate uncertain. millions of lives hang in the balance. the blistering back and forth with the star witness in the trial of george zimmerman. did the defense help its case by taking this teen on so aggressively? and too hot to work? the woman fired for being too irresistible. her male boss worried he'd cheat with her. the court says it's legal but a new twist this morning. >> your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: what you need to know -- >> you seem so different from
yesterday. did someone talk with you last night about your demeanor in court yesterday? >> no, i went to sleep. >> announcer: what you have to see. >> we heard a female in agony. >> we're having a baby. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning and welcome back to "new day," everyone. it is friday, june 28th. i'm can be. >> and i kate bolduan. >> and i'm chris cuomo, joined by our anchorwoman michaela pereira. we're in the middle of 30 minutes of commercial free news. coming up an ambition immigration reform bill cleared the senate and now in the house. the future there very much in doubt. we'll get reaction from congresswoman ileana ross lehtonen in an upcoming battle. in the george zimmerman trial the defense tries to break down the star witness's credibility.
>> you weren't worried about telling him the truth, the whole story? >> we're going to break down with what both sides are doing with hln's vinnie politan and danny cevallos. a family has gone missing at sea. there could be new hope that they could be found off the coast of new zealand on an historic tall ship or sailboat, they're concerned about where they might be. president obama is headed to johannesburg for the second stop on his african tour. nelson mandela remains in critical condition and it's not clear if president obama will get to visit him. robyn curnow is live in pretoria. what is the latest? >> reporter: hi there, chris. concerns about nelson mandela's failing health already
overshadowing president obama's trip to south africa. he's expected to land here later today. president obama travels to south africa today, a final pilgrimage to a personal hero. inside this hospital, nelson mandela rests, his condition listed as critical but stable but to those who have gathered outside -- ♪ >> reporter: a sense that this may be the time to say their good-byes. for president obama, today is a chance for him to say his. >> he is a personal hero, but i don't think i'm unique in that regard. i think he's a hero for the world, and if and when he passes from this place, one thing i think we'll all know is that his legacy is one that will linger on throughout the ages. >> reporter: a legacy michelle obama urged children in senegal not to forget. >> surely you can honor his
legacy by leaving a proud legacy of your own. that's how i've tried to live my own life. >> reporter: there's no confirmed visit for the obamas with mandela. they've made it known they'll come if the family wants them to. on thursday they visited goree island. >> for an african-american, an african-american president to be able to visit this site, i think gives me even greater motivation in terms of defense of human rights around the world. >> reporter: but today may be their most emotional visit yet. meanwhile south african continue to gather here outside the hospital. you can hear them singing hymns, saying prayers, leaving flowers. >> robyn, thank you very much. another leak bombshell this morning, this time involving a
high-ranking former pentagon official. the justice department is investigating retired marine general james cartwright, former vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. let's go live straight to the pentagon where barbara starr has details on this. shock to many when they read this, barbara. >> absolutely, good morning, kate. jaw-dropper even for the pentagon. james cartwright when he served as the number two until 2011 was a close adviser to president obama, an expert in nuclear weapons and cyber warfare, a brilliant mind, now under investigation by the justice department. source telling me it is for material that appeared in a book written by "new york times" journalist david sanger called "confront and conceal" about iran's nuclear program. cartwright potentially leaking information of the computer
virus stuxnet that the u.s. used to try to slow down iran's nuclear program. this is one of the crowned jewels of u.s. intelligence absolutely unprecedented that a four-star general even retired would be under investigation for this type of leak. kate? >> barbara, thank you so much. barbara starr at the pentagon for us this morning. a strong bipartisan showing of support for immigration reform, the biggest overhaul in a generation passed the senate 68-32 but now it moves to the house where passage is less certain. dana bash is live in washington. what do you see down there and good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the house speaker has planned a meeting for when they return from recess for how they'll deal with immigration reform, that depends on what they hear from constituents and a lot of people who are supportive of this are concerned that conservatives are not going to hear positive feedback.
the speaker of the house presides over the next step for immigration reform. he was noncommittal at best. >> we're going to go home for the recess next week and listen to our constituents and when we get back we're going to have a conference on july the 10th to have a discussion about the way forward. >> reporter: immigration politics is tricky business for house republicans prone to pressure from conservative constituents to oppose any path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. john mccain gets it. he almost lost the 2008 gop presidential nomination for supporting immigration reform. >> to our friends in the house, we ask for your consideration and we stand ready to sit down and negotiate with you. >> reporter: supporter marco rubio may be a future white house republican hopeful. >> i support this reform. not just because i believe in immigrants but i believe in america even more. >> reporter: the cuban-american used his closing argument to beat back conservative critics
by humanizing the issue, talking about his own immigrant parents. >> well before they ever became citizens in their hearts they had already become americans. >> reporter: but the republican split was on display, opponents saying they just don't believe supporters who promise the border would be secured before illegal immigrants can earn legal status. >> we need a bill that puts security before legalization, not the other way around. >> reporter: despite the divide, senators agreed the vote was a big moment. they took the rare step of voting formally from their desks. >> mr. donnelly? >> aye. >> reporter: and the vice president presided. >> the yeas of this bill are 68, the nays are 32. the bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: republican senator lindsey graham joked the fact they got 68 votes is a big deal in a body that can't even agree sunday is a day off.
they're going to try to encourage the chamber of commerce to get on republicans in the house to support at least something to get this to what's called a conference so the two can start to talk about it and also to get the president in high gear. he was really pulling back as the bipartisan bill was moved through the senate because he didn't want to interrupt that. now they are hoping he gets his political operation up and running because at the end of the day, this really is something that is going to be his legacy if he can sign it. chris? >> dana, thank you very much. you heard chuck grassley, it's now moving into a place where this is about border security first, not a path to citizenship. let's talk more with congressman ileana ros-lehtonen, a house republican from florida and member of the house foreign affairs committee. great to see you. >> thank you, kate, congrats on the new show. >> thank you very much. you just heard in the report 14 republican senators joined democrats to pass this
immigration overhaul in the senate. do you support the bill? >> i do support it but i understand that bill is not going to move in the house. we're hoping that any bill will pass in the house so we can go into conference with the senate and out of that conference report it will be a balanced bill, someone that will be as conservative or as liberal as anyone else and say this does have border security and we are a nation of laws and also of fairness and opportunity and i think that bill strikes that balance, but it's not going to move in the house. >> why isn't it going to move in the house? >> well speaker boehner has always said that security, we've got to make sure that the american people trust and believe and we can prove to them that there will be border security. remember that a while back, none of us were here then in '86, ronald reagan, a great leader, he had this bill also and that was one of his legacies, and he said they all said it wasn't going to be repeated again but here we are, 11 million people
undocumented and that means that the border security element was not dealt with. so the house is really very strongly in favor of border security first, and we will be passing many bills that are just on that and my fear is this, that the more conservative members of our party will vote no because they worry about getting any bill into conference even though they may agree with the border security bill and many democrats may vote no because they want to deal with the 11 million undocumented first, so if those two coalitions come together that will bring any bill down and that's what i'm worried about. we need to get to conference and see if we can negotiate, compromise. we won't get everything we want but i think it will be a fair bill for america's people and economy. >> some of your republican colleagues, more conservative republican colleagues most of republicans in the house actually they represent conservative districts with very small populations of latinos
living in their districts, and their constituents mostly strongly oppose any pathway to citizenship. so if it's not advantageous for them politically and doesn't work for them and their constituents, how do you convince them to go along with this? >> that's going to be very difficult and that's why we're going to do border security bills and that's why those conservatives should look at the bills that are coming out of bob goodlett's judiciary committee and hoping they can say if you're for border security this bill is to verify your employment and make sure there's going to be no more entry illegally into the united states. this won't be repeated again and they're not empty promises, that there are really triggers that are going to be enforced and vote for the bill, but i worry that those two blocks will come together and we won't pass something, but that's in the future. i remain hopeful that folks will represent their district as well
they should and at the same time look out for the interests of america and understand that this bill is going to be positive for the economy, good for workers, people will pay taxes, they'll pay penalties. they won't be getting in front of anybody who has come here legally. it's a pretty balanced bill but we'll do our own, i understand that. i hope that both sides give our measures an opportunity to be discussed with our constituents as well as be debated in the house in an open process because we are very open in the house. >> congresswoman ileana ros-lehtinen. thank you. she is hopeful but we need certainty. >> looks like what is going to happen conference with the senate when the house passes its own bill. >> the finish line is far away. >> absolutely. massachusetts police return to the home of aaron hernandez looking for more evidence. the former nfl player is charged
with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his friend but investigators are looking at him for a double murder, a separate case in 2012. cnn's alina cho is live in massachusetts with the latest. alina, good morning. >> reporter: chris, good morning to you. there certainly has been no shortage of developments in the past 24 hours. in fact, boston police, who had been searching aaron hernandez's home behind me just left at about 5:30 this morning, looking at how hernandez may have been involved in this unsolved double murder, on top of the murder charge he's already facing in the death of odin lloyd. the most stunning development since this story first broke, former new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez, already charged with one murder, is now being investigated in connection with a double murder last year in boston's south end. late last night, boston police searched hernandez's home, possibly looking for clues. law enforcement sources tell cnn
police recently recovered a car that was placed at that crime scene, a silver suv hernandez allegedly rented at the time of the murders, and in yet another twist, the "boston globe" is reporting the man hernandez is charged with killing june 17th, 27-year-old odin lloyd may have known about hernandez's connection to last year's murders, another piece of a complicated puzzle that is now aaron hernandez's life. >> most respectfully your honor i'll ask -- >> reporter: on thursday his attorneys pleaded for bail for a second time. >> mr. hernandez is not just a football player but is one of the best football players in the united states of america. >> reporter: denied. massachusetts state police issued this bulletin asking for the public's help to find this man, earnest wallace, who is described as an accessory after the fact in lloyd's death. and then there's this, another
man held in connection to the lloyd murder investigation was identified, carlos ortiz, but no indication at least not yet of whether ortiz was with hernandez on the night lloyd was killed. what is clear is hernandez remains here in the county jail, locked up in a cell similar to this one, where he spends 23 hours a day alone. >> he leads a life where he walked into a stadium where thousands of people revered him and were cheering for him, to going through our door and simply becoming a number. >> reporter: no longer number 81 for the new england patriots, hernandez is now just a number at the county jail, that is where he is waking up again this morning, and one other note, chris and kate, puma which had been hernandez's biggest sponsor announced yesterday in light of the investigation it is dropping him. chris and kate? >> thanks. we saw what happened to pla
deen. imagine how sponsors will react to aaron hernandez. >> it seems like every week we find out something more, his troubles are just beginning. there's a lot of news developing this hour. let's get to michaela for the latest. >> let's do that. making news, dzhokhar tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts in the boston marathon bombing, using weapons of mass destruction, killing four people in addition. the indictment says tsarnaev was inspired by al qaeda and left a confession in the boat where he was found hiding. he reportedly wrote he didn't like killing people but couldn't let the deaths of innocent muslims overseas go unpunished. two men charged with killing a british sold iier. trial date is expected to be set. former justice of the peace and his wife were indicted on charges of capital murder in the killings of two texas
prosecutors and the wife of one of them. the kaufman county sheriff says eric williams was the triggerman and his wife the getaway driver. the wreckage of a small plane carried famed italian fashion mogul vittorio massoni has been recovered. an american ship with sophisticated radar help is on its way to find that plane. to milwaukee police officers pull a speeding car over they thought the driver might be drunk. turns out he was rushing to get his pregnant wife to the hospital, they were not going to make it so the cops instantly became midwives. >> i could see she was actually giving birth. the head was fully crowned and everything, and at that point, i yelled across to my partner, "we're having a baby." >> oh my gosh! >> congratulations, apparently mom and baby isabela are doing
very well. that was an exciting shift for those two. it's a girl. you see there on the video. thank goodness for them that they were there and could help. >> never been so happy to see the cops those two. come on in. come, come. >> please, help, catch. coming up next on "new day," courtroom fireworks on display at the george zimmerman murder trial. yesterday could have been the biggest day so far. the prosecution's star witness and defense attorney trade jabs during cross-examination. and the simple truth, she was just too hot, an iowa dental assistant fired for being too attractive but now a legal twist may give her a chance at a second case, just because you have the right to do it doesn't mean it's right to do it. think about that over the break. >> just because you have the right to be so good looking chris cuomo doesn't mean you should do it. >> i suffer. i want to make things more secure.
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welcome back to "new day". tension in the courtroom as george zimmerman's defense team cross-examine a key prosecution witness, 19-year-old rachel jeantel clashed with attorneys over whether she's telling the truth about the night trayvon martin was killed. cnn's george howell is in sanford, florida, with more. we could not take our eyes off the television when she was testifying. >> reporter: she admitted to lying about why she didn't go to the funeral, told jurors certain people believed to be racial slurs she didn't. when it came to the concept that trayvon martin started this fight gentle fought back. day four in the trial against george zimmerman started as rachel jeantel take two, a key witness for the state who appeared wednesday to be emotional one moment, combative the next. what a difference a day makes.
>> are you okay this morning? >> yes. >> you seem so different than yesterday. i'm just checking. did someone talk with you last night about your demeanor in court yesterday? >> no, i went to sleep. >> reporter: a more subdued jeantel endured more than three hours of meticulous questioning from defense attorney don west who challenged the 19-year-old's account of what she heard when she was on the cell phone with trayvon martin a little more than a minute before the fatal shooting. >> trayvon got hit. >> you don't know that, do you? >> no, sir. >> you don't know that trayvon got hit. >> he could have, he had to -- >> you don't know that trayvon didn't at that moment take his fist and drive it into george zimmerman's face? >> please lower your voice. >> do you? >> no, sir. >> reporter: but moments later when asked the same question during the grilling, the teen held firm to her account of who attacked who. >> i thought in fact you said it could have been for all you know trayvon martin smashing george
zimmerman in the face is what you actually heard. >> what? >> yeah, just earlier today. >> no. >> by you. >> you didn't get that from me. >> reporter: the next witness, jenna lauer, the woman whose 911 call captured the exact moment trayvon martin was shot and killed. defense attorney mark o'mara questioned her about who she thought was screaming on the tape. >> do you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> did it seem that the screams of somebody who was getting beat up? >> they were being hurt somehow, yes. >> maybe somebody who was having this done to them? >> it's possible. >> reporter: the final testimony of the day came from a witness who says she heard the gunshot and saw two people on the ground, selma maura testified with the help of a spanish
translator that she remembered seeing the man on top wearing the red and black jacket, the same jacket george zimmerman was wearing. >> there was a person crouching down over another person? >> translator: correct. >> reporter: chris, court is set to resume again at 9:00 a.m.. we expect to hear from more neighbors and possibly investigators about exactly what happened the night of that shooting. >> all right, george, we're getting closer and closer to the critical moment of establishing what happened and the events that led to trayvon martin's death. so how did this day figure out? let's look here. we have a tool for us today. the prosecution, yes, sir, no, sir, big moment for them, why? rachel jeantel was more composed, didn't have the same attitude as day one. what will that mean to the jury? if the jacket fits, you hear this from selma maura, the neighbor testifies the man on top was wearing a red and black
jacket. after the gunshot the man on the bottom didn't move, the man with the jacket got up, big point for the case. for the defense, you don't know that, huge moment with jachle jeantel, goes to her credibility whether or not she can establish trayvon martin was the victim throughout, that he didn't start the fight so it was rachel, probably the biggest flash point of the day from my opinion. why? because race has always been about george zimmerman in this trial but all of the sudden the defense suggests that trayvon martin, not zimmerman, inserted race into the confrontation. did that mean anything to the jury? then this is the big moment, who had the advantage on that day? i can't answer that question but i know two smart gentlemen who can. we bring in vinnie politan, host of hln's "after dark" and danny cevallos, criminal defense attorney. gentlemen thank you for being here. let's start with rachel jeantel, yesterday, vinnie politan, a good day for her or did the
defense make more points? >> well, here's what i think the strength was. you've got don west doing this cross-examination, right, he's a seasoned lawyer, and this is a 19-year-old girl who is obviously not as educated as he is and he's coming across as a grumpy old man trying to beat her up and i think he went overboard. he took it too far especially when he humiliates her with the letter that she can't read, she can't read cursive. i think he came across as being a grumpy old man who just went too far in his attempt to try to destroy her credibility. i think he hurt himself and his own case. >> even though it's not about him for the jury they'll judge him in assessing her so that's where vinnie's point comes in. danny, on the substance of it, getting rachel jeantel to say i don't know whether or not it was trayvon martin who hit first or not. i can't tell. how big is that for the defense?
>> there are a lot of points the defense made with rachel jeantel. the rules of court are slanted with the witness. in other words when rachel tries to argue with attorney west, it's never going to come out well for her. that's the problem, being combative as a witness i don't think ever plays well with a jury and ultimately attorney west got her to admit several times that either she lacked the ability to perceive in certain key instances or that she willingly changed her story. these are huge concessions and i think this witness was not particularly good for the prosecution. i have to give the advantage in this case to the defense, and as to attorney west's demeanor, he's cross-examining her. the nature of cross-examination can be hostile. >> but it's an art, though, danny. it's subjective. everybody is going to have their opinions. we're talking about rachel jeantel. i'll call out a different moment of the day, selma maura saying there was a gunshot and after it the man with the black and red
kt ja, the man on top moved. the man on the bottom did not, seems to establish, vinnie politan, that the person on top of the fight, the person in control was george zimmerman, and that will mean a lot in terms of can feel defense analysis. your take? >> oh, absolutely. if george zimmerman is on top and you have a witness with saying he has the red and black jacket, it's clear who is in control. how do you claim self-defense if you're on top of the person you're shooting. you have a gun, they don't have a gun. to me that was powerful, chris. what are you going to do with that danny? >> that's right, how dare you argue that in the first place. danny you're not arguing it, don't look so scared but i want to you explain it for everybody at home. if it is established that george zimmerman was in control, what would he have to do to use self-defense to get out of this? >> well this witness establishes
that at some point after or around the gunshot it doesn't tell us what happened in the moments before and that's key to self-defense. man in a red jacket if that's george zimmerman on top of the other person is probably not so great for the defense but it does not tell us specifically what happened in the minutes before. trayvon martin certainly could have been winning that fight and right around the time of the gunshot the bodies shifted. i don't think that this is, i don't think this ruins the defense's position but it is compelling if a man in a red jacket and that seems to be george zimmerman was on top, i think that is a good point for the prosecution. however it still doesn't tell us what happened in the moments, the minutes before and i think that's critical to the self-defense claim which remember, the prosecution must disprove beyond a reasonable doubt, that's a very high burden for the prosecution here. >> this is going to be unclear for the jury so this is an important question. what does the prosecution have to show to make george zimmerman
the aggressor, to take the legs out of his self-defense claim. do they have to show he hit trayvon martin first, vinnie politan? what was the standard, the prosecution show for george zimmerman to be the aggressor? >> he's got to be the one first of all this whole theme that i think they established well through their key witness, rachel jeantel is that he is pursuing, he is following, he is initiating contact, he is the aggressor. they're also going to rely upon an ear witness account of who was screaming for help. >> vinnie, following, talking to, that's enough to be the aggressor in terms of who started the feekt? >> that's not enough, but that gets into the mind-set. i think part is the mental state, why is he following him and why is trayvon martin trying get away. you start with that premise with the jury. here is the key. to establish self-defense, 99
times out of 100 the defendant has to testify and in this case the prosecution needs george zimmerman to testify so they can do to him what don west tried to do to their witness. >> only a yems or no answer, trying to shape george zimmerman as a racist? >> no. >> i think it did. >> thanks for splitting it. you loom large your heads are big but your points even bigger. with all that in mind, i think if you look on the basis of it, rachel jeantel is a big part of this case for the prosecution, the admissions shifted it a little bit yesterday towards the defense but the other things coming out as the picture becomes more clear it will give the prosecution extra opportunities to show that george zimmerman is guilty of these crimes. you know what matters what you think. check us out on twitter and facebook, go to newday.cnn.com,
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♪ take on me the band is ah-ha. welcome back to "new day" everybody him echris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan here with news anchor michaela pereira. it's friday june 28th. coming up this half hour a woman was fired by her boss, okay, accused of being too attractive to work with and the courts backed him up. now her case is getting a second chance but first let's get straight to michaela for some of the headlines. >> good morning, everyone. president obama left senegal for south africa this morning, expected to touch down in johannesburg in a few months. the anti-apartheid icon is still
on life support in the hospital. a retired marine general and former vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under federal investigation. the justice department is trying to determine if james cartwright leaked private information in 2010. details of the attack turned up in a book by a "new york times" writer. fun ral will be held today for cherish. donald smith offered to buy the family food and clothing and left the walmart alone with cherish. smith was arrested after a police job. michael jackson's nephew says he believed his uncle was murdered. he testified against concert promoter aeg, his uncle michael told him on several occasions he
would be murdered. jermaine shares guardianship of michael jackson's three children with their mother katherine. gallons of latex paint and the paint went flying coating him and his dog completely, apparently the guy looks worse than he felt, suffered minor injuries. that dog was black before the crash. he's all gray now and we're told the dog is just fine as well. i'm glad the guy is okay. >> the poor dog. if everybody's okay it's not a medical emergency. >> what a horrible time. it's never a good time to get into a crash. >> bad day at the office. how do you get latex paint off? ? apparently a neighbor let them shampoo. >> how do you get latex paint
out of your hair? >> tweet us. another develop stoing stor search and rescue operations are under way to find a missing american family. their boat vanished in a massive storm nearly a month ago but this morning new hope after word of a frantic call to shore. cnn's miguel marquez has more. >> reporte >> can you tell me what vessel you're sailing on? >> reporter: that's david dike a highly experienced sailor from a 1992 atlantaic crosser. him, his wife their teenaged son and four others are missing, maybe lost at sea. >> it's like a roller coaster. you get good news and then you get bad news. dike's sister said they left june 3rd for a 12-day, 1,200 mile trip across the sea.
eva namath called a meteorologist and said how to survive the storm. the next day he got a text update. >> my mom got an overseas phone call and heard her name and it kind of cut out. she didn't think anything of it at the time. that's david trying to call me again. >> reporter: sherri believes david's experience and the sea worth ips of the nina will take them alive. >> nina always gets back to port. she might get disabled. >> on mark's facebook posted i am not prepared for seeing him leave but i have an inner peace saying all it well. miguel marquez, cnn, angeles. >> scary serious situation.
this is not the compliment she was looking for or anyone is looking for, a woman called an irresistible employee, okay. well she was fired from her dental assistant job pause her boss thought he would not be able to he will strain himself around her. poppy harlow has surprising developments in this clearly unusual case. >> unreal case and what is happening in iowa is fascinating. the supreme court is reconsidering their decision, talking about an iowa dentist fired from heir job because her boss said working with her risked his marriage. she sued, she lost in court in december, now she is getting a rare chance to fight pack. this week iowa's supreme court took a rare step. >> people think this decision is just unfair. >> reporter: dentist james knight called melissa nelson one of the best dentalal assistants he'd ever had but he fired her in 2010. why?
because she presented an irresistible attraction court records say, threatening his marnl. >> his reasoning was i was affecting his home life and personal life and it was time for me to go. >> reporter: records show dr. knight's wife demanded he terminate nelson's employment. nelson sued claiming discrimination. >> i've never been attracted to him. >> reporter: the doctor claimed her clothing was too tight and revealing. not so says nelson. >> i thought of myself as an everyday person who comes to work. >> reporter: last week the supreme court nelson's firing was legal and not gender discriminati discrimination, can somebody be lawfully attorney because the boss views the employee as an irresistible attention. >> were you a good hygienist?
>> of course. >> how many cavities would you guess i've had in my entire life. >> open up. >> now iowa's court is reconsidering its decision. >> it's unprecedented. the only thing that's new is the public reaction to the opinion which is overwhelmingly negative. >> reporter: nelson's attorney says her client is delighted at the news. knight's attorney says he's confident the court will reaffirm its prior decision. >> i did my job to the best of my abilities. i worked hard. >> now it's important to remember this is not a sexual harassment suit but a gender discrimination suit. iowa pointed out dr. knight hired a female replacement for nelson so that's part of their argument, the firing was unfair, was not denver discrimination but they also noted if an employer fired multiple people
of the same gender because of say personal relationships, if you saw a trend there, that may constitute gender discrimination so i think this is going to be fascinating to watch play out and an almost unprecedented step for the court to rehear a case like this with no new evidence or testimony. the justices are going to relook at everything they saw before and if there's a different outcome this could be a change. >> it's tough. we were talk become it while we were watching this piece. it's tough to figure out where you feel it should go but legally what ground she has to stand or. >> you can fire people for a number of different reasons. >> for' good reason, no reason but not for bad reason. >> not for race, denner it, sexual harassment and hotism is not on the legal books. >> it's friday. >> what we do in the world. justin bieber's pet monkey,
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>> welcome back to "new day." i love this song as well. it is "money time." christine romans is here with all of the business news you need. >> on wall street june had plenty of malox moments. talk of the federal reserve pulling back on stimulus had things wild. as wall street closes out the quarter, it's on track for solid gains. the dow and nasdaq and s&p 500 up 3% to 4%. dow futures up 35% now. 30-year fixed rate spiked a half percentage point to 4.46 this week. at that rate, a 200,000 loan costs about $1,000 a month. in early may it would have been
$ $880. lock it in. i hope you locked it in two weeks ago actually. lock it in. mortgage rates are rising. >> still the lowest in a long time. it is that time of the morning. john is here to give us his new day award of the day award. >> i have some news for you. i can report cnn can report that justin bieber's monkey is safe. this is in fact true. you remember back in march that the monkey was confiscated by german authorities because mr. bieber tried to bring him into the papcountry without the prop paperwo paperwork. bieber had until may to present the right paperwork to claim him but did not so now he belongs to a german governmt and is headed to a zoo, which is great. great enough to win an award today. what award you ask? i worked on this a long time. he's the only monkey not singing
"i'm a belieber." this guy almost ended up living with justin bieber whose pants are down to the floor every day. his neighbors say drives a million miles an hour and now a photographer is suing justin bieber for doing this karate chop kick six to eight feet in the air to the photographer's gut before punching him in the face. this is what he's avoiding. the most disturbing gift of all time exploited on the internet overnight. look at this. hopefully we have this. this is so creepy. i would rather be in a german zoo than with this guy. i'm saying that right here. >> on the stink lift against bieber abandoning his monkey. hopefully there's a better story that he worked with the zoo and said this would be better for
the monkey. >> you're defending the monkey and he's a hater of monkeys actually. coming up next on "new day," classified info about american cyberweapons turning up in a new book and a high ranking retired military official believed to have leaked the details. more on a justice department investigation coming up. plus, the goat with zero respect for new jersey's traffic laws and the chase to catch the wylie beast caught on camera. >> it's a goat on the lamb. >> monkey on the lamb this morning. hey. they're coming. yeah. british. later. sorry. ok...four words... scarecrow in the wind... a baboon... monkey? hot stew saturday!? ronny: hey jimmy, how happy are folks who save hundreds of
all right. it's tyke for the "rock block." a couple stories you'll talk about today. >> let's look at what we have. reaction to new government guidelines to get junk food out of schools. some parents say the new standards are not strict enough. in "the wall street journal," google may be getting in on video games. the search engine giant is
developing a game console powered by android operating system and the chicago tribune reporting on a huge party today celebrating blackhawks bringing home lord stanley cup. >> congrats to the blackhawks. >> time for nischelle turner. >> all right. deadline hollywood reporti inin julianne moore is going to join "the hunger games." and on the heels of supreme court same-sex marriage rulings, there is word that "modern family" is considering a wedding for its gay couple as a story line in season five. >> that's one funny show. i love it. let's get straight to the weather center with what you
need to know before you head out the door. >> flooding in the east and record breaking heat out toward the west and severe weather from the northeast down to the southeast and the other story is that dome of high pressure. we're talking about these temperatures. 115, 120. 130. that is hot. that's the potential that we're looking at as we go toward this weekend. if that's not hot, i don't know what is. >> i don't know where to stand. i don't know what to do. you stand right there. you stand there. you stand there. >> you were supposed to freeze and -- there it is. >> if i don't move, they won't see me. >> do you see all these beautiful women you're surrounded by. >> yes, i do. i have so many women around me that i'm literally not growing a beard as quickly anymore. >> first, top of the hour. you know it means it's time for the top news. >> if he is in fact the source
of the information, it's hard for me to believe it was done without approval. >> developing now. another national security leak. the former number two general in the military under investigation for exposing covert actions against iran. fighting words. texas governor rick perry taking on the woman. it's getting personal. >> they are nasty and potentially deadly and could invade a city near you. the asian tiger mosquito may be this season's biggest threat. >> "new day" continues right now. >> what you need to know -- >> trayvon martin started the fight and you knew that. >> no, sir. >> what you just have to see. >> this is "new day" with chris
cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> happy friday, everybody. welcome to "new day." i'm chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan. we're joined by news anchor michaela pereira and coming up this half hour and this hour, there are really some very tense moments in the george zimmerman trial. we'll look at the showdown between a key state witness and the defense. >> trayvon got hit. >> you don't know that, do you? >> no, sir. >> you don't know that trayvon got hit? you don't know that trayvon didn't at that moment take his fist and drive it into george zimmerman face? >> please lower your voice. >> do you? >> no, sir. >> we'll have a live report on that coming up in just moments. >> we're hearing about aaron hernandez but it turns out that the problem in the nfl could go beyond him. why? more than two dozen of its players have been arrested since this year's super bowl.
what's going on with the league? >> we have some pop news this friday. why you shouldn't mess with alec baldwin. the actor lost it on twitter. a profanity laced t e edt ed ou. did a top general at the pentagon provide sensitive material for a new book. james cartwright is the focus of a justice department investigation. former vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. barbara starr is live at the pentagon for us this morning. what's the latest? >> good morning, kate. this is not just any general. general cartwright was one of president obama closest advisers, an expert in nuclear weapons and cyber warfare regarded as an intellectual and now under investigation for potentially giving classified information to a journalist. we confirmed he's under investigation for material
related to "the new york times" journalist who wrote the book "confront and conceal" about iran's nuclear program. nbc reporting on this story detailed it's about one of the crown jewels of u.s. intelligence an effort back in 2010 to insert a computer virus into iran's nuclear facilities to try and slow down their program to enrich nuclear fuel. now this retired four star under investigation for potentially having leaked this information. he is not charged yet. kate? >> four star general. shocking to many. under investigation. not charged in the investigation and it's not over yet. barbara, thank you. just an investigation but on some level this is really hard to believe. let's bring in cnn national security analyst fran townsend. thank you very much for being here. let's start off on the personal. you know general james cartwright.
knowing him the way you do, putting it into context, what is your reaction here? >> i must say, chris, cartwright is a marine's marine. he made his way through the marine corps because he was a very sort of -- he's a very bright guy but a real rules guy. a real leader. a very strong leader. it really is almost unimaginable to me that he would do something like this. >> just an investigation. no charges. i'll just keep repeating it. just the suggestion. >> it's really shocking to me. this is not the sort of thing -- not a shoot from the hip guy. he's a real patriot. >> and then just looking at this category of rank, i mean, a leak from this high up would be very unheard of, no? >> look, at that level of government whether it's the white house or the pentagon, all of those sorts of senior ranking
officials have relationships with reporters and the media. it's because of the nature of the technical program -- let's remember that cartwright was the commander responsible for the cyberstrategy and capability originally. he understood this program and value of it and importance of it and notion that he would leak it really frankly is incons receivable to me because he was in a position to understand it. >> how damaging to our national security is it? >> very damaging. on two levels, one you signaled so your enemies the vector of attack telling them how to defend themselves and, two, you run the risk that once they know that, they'll take that capability and turn it back against you. >> the suggestion from a lawmaker that the idea that if this happened, if this leak happened from this man, it had to be authorized. is that just a political snipe or is there anything to it? >> i do have to wonder. look, one, he's hired greg
craig, a well respected washington lawyer who i also know but former white house council in this administration. and frankly, when i think about what could possibly motivate cartwright to speak to the press, you have to say to yourself the only reason he would have done it because the policy makers believe there was some advantage to having it out there. >> the person who made the suggestion was former attorney general mike mukasey. there's no dots to connect yet. >> this is an investigation that nothing -- there's no charges yet. it certainly hasn't been completed. we have to see where this goes. fran townsend, thank you for the context. appreciate it. happy friday. kate, back to you. >> let's talk about texas right now. a very personal war of words brewing between governor rick perry and wendy davis.
she used a 12 or more hour filibuster to help end a state bill restricting abortion. rick perry is trying to use her own past against her. cnn's athena jones is in washington with the latest. this is getting interesting. >> it is. good morning, kate. this is more than just a political battle. it's a personal one that as you mentioned is really heating up. governor perry is now using strong language targeting davis herself. it's getting personal between texas governor rick perry and a rising liberal star. democratic state senator wendy davis. >> what we witnessed tuesday was nothing more than the hijacking of the democratic process. >> cheered on by supporters, the mother of two and her now famous pink shoes filibustered her way on the world stage this week. >> she spoke for an extended
period of time on the bill. >> speaking for more than ten hours to stop a vote on a bill that would restrict abortions and close most clinics in the state. davis is being hailed as a hero on social media and by animators. the republican governor repro h reproached davis on many terms. >> she was a teenage mother herself. it's unfortunate that she hasn't learneded from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters. >> davis called the comments without dignity saying "they are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view. our governor should reflect our texas values. sadly governor perry fails that test." governor perry ordered the legislature to reconvene monday to take up the abortion bill again. this time he vows it will pass. davis says if it does -- >> the reaction to it won't be a partisan one. it's a reaction coming from
republicans, independents and democrats alike which is saying governor perry, lieutenant governor, stay out of my private decision making. >> so will davis filibuster the bill again? she told anderson cooper the timing worked out well this time because the bill didn't come until the last day of session. next time they can take away the chances to filibuster by introducing it earlier. we'll be watching. >> it does appear the political reality in texas is not in wendy davis' favor at this point. athena jones, thanks so much. great to see you. tense moments in the george zimmerman trial as the state's star witness took the stand for a second straight day. rachel jeantel was the last person to see trayvon martin alive. george howell is live in sanford, florida. what did you make of the situation, george? >> many people saying not
exactly the perfect witness. we're talking about a person here who admitted to lying about why she didn't go to the funeral. she told jurors that certain words that many people believed to be racial slurs she didn't. but when it came to this concept where she was challenged that it was her friend, trayvon martin, who started the fight, jeantel fought back. day four in the trial against george zimmerman started as rachel jeantel take two. a key witness for the state who appeared wednesday to be emotional one moment, combative the next. what a difference a day makes. >> are you okay this morning? >> yeah. >> you seem to different than yesterday? i'm just checking. did someone talk with you last night about your demeanor in court yesterday? >> no. i went to sleep. >> a more subdued jeantel endured more than three hours of meticulous questioning from defense attorney don west who challenged the 19 year old's account of what she heard when
she was on the cell phone with trayvon martin a little more than a minute before the fatal shooting. >> trayvon got hit. >> you don't know that, do you? >> no, sir. >> you don't know that trayvon got hit. you don't know that trayvon didn't at that moment take his fist and drive it into george zimmerman's face? >> please lower your voice. >> do you? >> no, sir. >> but moments later when asked the same question during the grilling, the teen held firm to her account of who attacked who. >> i thought in fact that you said that it could have been for all you know trayvon martin smashing george zimmerman in the face is what you actually heard. >> what? >> just earlier today. >> by who? >> by you. >> you ain't getting that from me. >> the next witness, the woman whose 911 call captured the exact moment trayvon martin was shot and killed. defense attorney mark o'mara
questioned her about who she thought was screaming on the tape. >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> did it seem the screams of somebody who was getting beat up? >> they were being hurt somehow, yes. >> maybe someone who was having this done to them? >> it's possible. >> the final testimony of the day came from a witness who says she heard the gunshot and saw two people on the ground. she testified with the help of a spanish translator that she received seeing the man on top wearing a red and black jacket. the same jacket george zimmerman was wearing. >> there was a person crouching down over another person? >> correct. >> so rachel jeantel could be called back to the stand at some point. court hear expected to start in a little more than 45 minutes.
we could hear from more witnesses, neighbors and possibly investigators about exactly what happened on february 26th, 2012. >> all right. thanks so much. we'll be watching that closely as we have every day of this trial so far. >> it was a big day. there's a little bit of craftsmanship going on with defense counsel trying to get her to make an admission that trayvon started the fight. that wasn't a reflection of the record but it's part of the game of cross-examination. i have to tell you, when you hear the sounds from that night, it reminds you what this is about. at the end of the day, this young man lost his life. it didn't have to happen. whether there's legal justification, what happens in the trial we'll see but two lives are affected by this and it brings it home. important to remember that's what it's about. not just a game but when you look at finding justice, you have to know who started the situation because george zimmerman -- >> it's not clear. >> it's not. if it were going to be clear, there would have been a plea.
that's part of seeking justice. you only know what you show in court and that's the reality. rachel jeantel has done a good job giving inclinations but when that woman said i heard a gunshot, the man on the bottom didn't move and the man on the top did and he was wearing a red and black jacket and that's what george zimmerman had on that's tough for the defense case to hear. we'll have to see what happens today. you never know in these trials. >> the momentum can ebb and flow for both sides. i'm not clear whose case rachel je jeantel's really helps. >> she's strong about what she believes. we'll have to see how it unfolds. >> it's up to the jury. absolutely right. a lot of news developing this hour. let's get straight to michaela for the latest. law enforcement source says they are investigating aaron hernandez in connection with an unsolved double homicide that happened last year in boston and
bristol county sheriff said they are looking for possible gang links in the tattoos. he allegedly orchestrated the killing of his friend earlier this month and police are now looking for a third person. edward snowden's background check may not have been that thorough "the washington post" reports investigators have evidence that the contractor that screened snowden for top secret clearance misled the government about how thorough their background checks are. ecuador says it will not bow to u.s. pressure in the request for asylum. new evidence that eating fish may reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer. a study recently published in the british medical journal, women need to eat one or two portions of fish every week. all right. prepare to be amazed.
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on business deals with her but that was just the beginning of the day's fallout. >> is that heaven, kids, or what? >> reporter: a devastating domino effect for paula dean as she's dropped from deal after deal in the wake of the scandal surrounding her admitted past use of racial slurs. >> do you mind if i double dip? >> reporter: qvc is canceling its deal with dean for now. paula won't be appearing on any upcoming broadcasts and we'll phase out her product assortm t assortment. dean wrote a note to qvc viewers saying we agree it's best to accept back on qvc and focus on set things right and the diabetes drug dean represented is pushing pause on their relationship. >> corporations are being strategic about stepping away from paula dean to allow paula
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>> and in a strange twist of mistaken identity, dean's fans have been inundating the food channel with hate mail. problem is they are sending letters to the wrong place. her deal was with the food network. we've learned that dean's pr team contacted the food channel to initiate a conversation. we'll see what happens there. >> the road continues to wind. >> it does. >> fallout not over quite yet. pamela, great to see you. thanks so much. so we like to talk about best things about summer. best thing being with family, hanging out, right, enjoying getting a tan. whatever you're into. what's the worst thing about summer? >> sunburn. >> mosquitoes. >> that's the answer. >> that's the answer. >> they're going to be even worse this year. berman is here with that bad news. >> they are breeding earlier than normal and not just any mosquito. a mosquito invasion from a breed that's more aggressive and hangs
out in daylight and is much harder to kill. this is just what you wanted to hear heading into this summer weekend. they are black and white and striped all over and they want to suck your blood. asian tiger mosquitoes with a seemingly unquenchable thirst may invade major cities along the east coast this summer. this year's wet and warm weather has left behind pools of standing water. the ideal breeding ground for these striped pests. >> with all of the rains and of course people's busy lives they're probably not draining areas around the house where water can collect and that will give mosquitoes ample opportunity to increase their population this summer. >> they are known to bite all day and all night long and carry up to 20 diseases including west na'il virus, two types of
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go to newdaycnn.com for the latest. this week's murder arrest of former patriots tight end aaron hernandez raises a lot of questions about the nfl and the law. since this year's super bowl 27 nfl players have been arrested. does the league have a real problem on its hands is what some folks are asking this morning. cnn's jason carroll looks into it. >> that surveillance was then destroyed. >> aaron hernandez's arrest on murder charges is the latest brush with the law associated with nfl players. this picture may look like a team's roster but it shows more than two dozen players arrested for various crimes ranging from dui to misdemeanor assault over the past year according to the nfl. >> we don't know if there are convictions in any of these arrests. secondly, it's still a relatively small percent of all nfl players. >> the percentage may be small
but the arrests attract a spotlight like when police charged rookie linebacker with attempted murder for beating a man outside a new jersey club this week. although they both plead not guilty, wallcot and hernandez had previous encounters with the law. >> the league finds themselves this situations like this where they look past a player's public history especially in the case of aaron hernandez for the sake of what they do for the team on the field. >> nfl commissioner roger goodell toughened the league's conduct policy six years ago making it easier to sanction players for infractions. an nfl spokesman told cnn the average arrest rate per year of nfl players is consistently lower than the general population. >> a few players can make the whole league look a certain way.
>> like the vast majority of nfl players, t.j. ward says he's not been in trouble but understands how just one arrest can tarnish the brand. >> a couple issues can make the whole league look a certain way. it's all about perception especially in our society. it's all about what people perceive and not necessarily what's true. >> if truth lies in numbers, consider this. nielsen ratings were the highest in the decade despite everything fans keep watching. jason carroll, cnn, new york. >> jason, thanks so much. let's talk more about these arrests and what it means to the league. let's bring in cnn's rachel nichols and sports agent doug aldridge. rachel, you heard it in jason carroll's piece. 27 people arrested since february that are nfl players. as jason also points out that's a small percentage of all of the players in the nfl. do you think the league has a problem? do you think the league has a
problem in culture or is it something else? >> i don't think the league has an actual problem. there are 1,700 players in the nfl. if you look at the arrests since the bowl, you are talking about less than 2%. the fbi puts out statistics about the number of arrests as per the general u.s. population. that's more like 4.5%. you're not talking about guys being criminals to a greater degree. in fact, they are sort of model citizens if you're going to look at those numbers. it's the perception. it's the profile, the high profile nature of these cases and what the nfl has done to battle that is roger goodell is a law and order commissioner. he upped suspensions and increased power he has to impose suspensions before there's a conviction in the case. they have tried to clean up the image of the nfl. you're going to get in a group of nearly 2,000 people some guys who are breaking the law. it happens if you gathered 2,000 people on the street outside. >> i think the thing a lot of
people are asking, is it something the league has turned a blind eye to with some of the up and coming star players. some would argue there's evidence in the past that some of these guys have had trouble. do you think in what you've seen in the league that they are turning a blind eye if they see potential that that guy can be a star? >> i definitely don't think so. you have to remember a couple of things. first of all, the league does tremendous due diligence in their investigation process prior to engaging this young men and when they're in the league, the current crop of nfl rookies just completed the nfl rookie symposium which engages situations like this. the if then paradigm. if addressed with this circumstance, you need to do this. trying to remove any and all possibility for bad things to happen. as rachel pointed out, perception is reality. so even though relatively speaking this is certainly a small fraction of the larger nfl population, it only takes a couple of these instances for the broader picture and the
larger implication to be that the league is in trouble and there's a discipline issue. i think to rachel's point, the thing we need to look at is these guys have larger target, they're in a brighter spotlight, there's higher expectation s placed on them and lower tolerance for indiscretion. to whom much is given, much is expected. >> your point earlier, rachel, roger goodell put in place stricter conduct rules. is there more the commissioner can do? >> you cannot perceive that any of this is going to happen. they did due diligence on aaron hernandez. there's something to be said that he had enough of the checkered past the patriots should have been more careful with him. there's a lot of guys that could go either way like there's a lot of people in the rest of our society that could go either way. you hope you give them the support that they need to move lives in the right direction and the nfl has been increasing that support. more teams have psychologists on staff. they've increased rookie symposium. they instituted for all rookies
eight sessions throughout the season to address their mental health and their off the field issues. they are trying to put some of these in place. maybe they need to do more. this incident certainly shows us there is room there. >> definitely grabs our attention for us to be asking these questions. great to see you. thanks so much for coming in. one point to be made is that despite anything that happens, fans are still watching the game. >> absolutely. but it's about the kids. the kids look at the players as heros. you have to balance how good are they on the field and off the field. it's been a battle for a long time. a tough story. you know what we need right now? the good stuff. every day we feature good news out there. today's edition, 88 years young. sidney richardson. take a listen. >> when i get up in the morning, five days a week, i know where i'm going. i'm going to goodyear for eight
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>> strong. that time of the morning. john berman to tell us what he learned on the internet today. >> this is a you make the call internet today. a couple videos i want to show you. twitter is talking a lot about them. twitter talking a lot about the new promo for shark week on the discovery channel. it's about a story releasing a seal back into the ocean. see what happens to snuffy the seal. >> we're just moments away from releasing snuffy, the rescued seal back into the ocean and now you see it. snuffy's triumphant return.
>> it ended badly for the saeal. some say the commercial made me cry. some tweeting the most epic shark week commercial ever. >> circle of life. >> that made me laugh out loud. there's also a debate brewing online about something that happened in the new "superman" movie. a few frames that could be a hidden message. you have to look at this. does the current "superman" just for a second enter christopher reeve. this is all cgi. i think he does. i think it does. i think it's a tribute to christopher reeve. it seems to morph into christopher reeve. >> that's cool. >> the fact that one caught that. watching very closely. >> if they did that, good on them. christopher reeve was a man. thank you. really good stuff. just before 9:00 a.m. happy friday, everybody. that is it for "new day."
thanks for being with us. let's go to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. tgif, my friend. >> you two have a fantastic weekend. thanks to all of you. "newsroom" starts now. showdown in sanford. the bone chilling 911 call and the question was trayvon martin profiled? >> what did he tell you that made you think it was a racial event? >> the person that was watching him like he was being stalked. >> race front and center. >> to this family, race is not a part of this process. anybody who tries to inject race into it is wrong. >> the spotlight shining on a star witness. is rachel jeantel as much on
trial as zimmerman. >> everyone in the world is criticizing her testimony and her interview. the way she speaks, the way they sho thought she looked. >> you're live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning. thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we'll hear from neighbors who overheard martin's deadly struggle with that unarmed teenager, trayvon martin, and the first responders who arrived on the scene. so far the most critical and combative testimony has come from the prosecution's star witness. rachel jeantel was on the phone with her friend trayvon martin as the fight unfolded. she says the former neighborhood watch captain threw the first punch. a claim that zimmerman's defense
attorney seized upon. listen to this terse exchange. >> so the last thing you heard was some kind of noise like something hitting somebody. >> trayvon got hit. trayvon got hit. >> you don't know that, do you? >> no, sir. >> you don't know that trayvon got hit. you don't know that trayvon didn't at that moment take his fist and drive it into george zimmerman's face. >> please lower your voice. >> do you? >> no, sir. >> we'll go live to the courtroom when things begin to heat up again. we have a team of reporters and analysts breaking down all of today's testimony for you but let's begin our coverage in sanford with cnn's george howell outside of the courthouse. >> reporter: good morning. we're just a few minutes from court starting and let's talk about yesterday. rachel jeantel by all accounts many say she wasn't the perfect
witness. she admitted to lying about not going to the funeral. she told jurors that certain words that many people believed to be racial slurs she didn't but when it came to the concept that it was her friend, trayvon martin, who started this fight, jeantel fought back. day four in the trial against george zimmerman started as rachel jeantel take two. a key witness for the state who appeared wednesday to be emotional one moment, combative the next, what a difference a day makes. >> are you okay this morning? >> yes. >> you seem so different than yesterday. just checking. did someone talk with you last night about your demeanor in court yesterday? >> no. i went to sleep. >> a more subdued jeantel endured more than three hours of meticulous questioning from defense attorney don west who challenged the 19 year old's account of what she heard when she was on the cell phone with trayvon martin a little more than a minute before the fatal shooting.