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in a recent story on global shipping, we overextended the wait times, the average time for a ship to wait in transit through the canal was 25.66 hours. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. i will see you next week. >> hello, everyone. i'm fredericka whitfield. these stories topping the "newsroom," a downed sightseeing helicopter and rescue operation on the hudson river. the intense heat in the west is only getting worse and really dangerous. a report from one of the hottest places in this world next. president barack obama visited robben island today, the prison where nelson mandela was held for 18 years.
we'll tell you what obama said during this emotional tour. five very lucky people are back on dry land after their sightseeing helicopter made an emergency landing on the hudson river. it landed right at noon. affiliate c brbs reports the tourists were two adults and two children from sweden. the pilot put the chopper down 79th street when it lost power shortly after takeoff and remained upright and floated south with the current. everyone was safely rescued by jet ski. no one was hurt in that incident. the helicopter has since been towed back to shore. an elderly man found dead in his home in las vegas could be the first victim of a brutal heat wave. officials say he didn't have air-conditioning but they aren't quite sure if heat is to blame. today, it could get even hotter. we went to death valley to find out how people there are handling the heat.
>> reporter: it's called death valley for a reason. the sun beats down on a barren landscape. tourists from around the world come to see it. and to feel it. >> very hot. thirsty. >> reporter: with an extreme heat wave bringing soaring temp, the draw is ir citiesstibst irr some. these two are hitting the pavement literally. >> reporter: why do this? >> it's -- >> to say it was 125, then 130 and run two or three miles then finished. >> reporter: local mike lloyd is used to the heat, when his shoes start melting, time to pay attention. tell me about these shoes. >> my nasty shoes? ground temperature here's can approach a couple hundred degrees. you're pretty much talking about
boiling the shoes. everything that kind of holds the shoes together comes apart. >> reporter: this is the exact spot where nearly a century ago the world record was taken for a temperature of 134 degrees. wit this heat wave, they're expecting temperatures close to 130 degrees. so rangers come out to this spot, the official weather station. they take a look at these thermometers. yes, this is for history but also a little bit more important. >> heat can hurt. if i don't take the right temperature we may tell them, oh, it's cool enough to go out and hike the sand dunes or cool enough to go hike golden canyon, it is not. ranger jay snow's checks and balances. >> let me check the water temperature. >> reporter: at this unassuming post is a part of death valley. >> when we say the temperature was recorded four-foot off the ground, there it is.
>> was that the box from 1913? >> i have no idea. it looks like it was from 1913. >> tory dunnan joining me. looks like folks are walking at a brisk pace behind you. how are you staying cool? >> reporter: i'm cool as a cucumber right now. just kidding. we're in the lowest elevation point in the u.s. this is called bad water basin. as you can see, tourists have really started flocking to this area. they want to come here and feel the heat in hopes of getting to 130 degrees or maybe even reaching that record 134 degrees. this thermometer obviously not an official one. it shows you how much it's been baking out in the sun, reading over 130. although the exact temperature is probably closer to under 130. it is brutally hot out here but people still seem to want to be out here. >> gosh. seems like they're taking quite the risk just driving to that point. anything can happen in heat like
this with your vehicle. >> reporter: for sure. there are signs up basically telling people, turn off your air-conditioning as you drive through this heat so your car doesn't overheat. it's a little hot for that and one thing the officials are worried about. the big thing is to see excitement about this heat is people said they never felt anything like this. the last time it hit 130 degrees, it was over a century ago. >> try to stay cool. if you don't feel, at least you look cool in death valley. thanks very much. overseas, president obama is in capetown, south africa this afternoon. he visited robben island, where nelson mandela was a visitor 18 years. he spoke out about mandela's legacy. live for us right now, you are outside the hospital where mr. mandela is. what are people talking about? are they more concerned about mr. mandela's condition or are
they interested in the president of the united states visiting? >> reporter: i think both, fredericka. here on the african continent, we sing when we're happy and sing when we're sad. we've seen a lot of singing and heard a lot of sing ing the past three weeks that nelson mandela has been in this hospital behind me, critically ill, anxious south africans coming here to pretoria to deliver messages of solidarity and flowers and balloons. a lot of singing as well. people anxious to hear the latest on nelson mandela. we haven't really heard any up-taup ta dates from the presidency who control and regard community regards his health. >> the president was very vocal about his visit to robben island
and how that visit impacted his daughters. what specifically did he say? >> reporter: president obama has been to robben island before and was here in 2006 and went there as a senator. in the lead-up to his trip, he said it was going to be a privilege and honor to take sasha and malia there. he said he wanted to teach them about the anti-apartheid strug for them to see what mr. mandela and others went through so they can take those lessons back home in america and apply them in their daily lives. let's take a listen to exactly what he said about that trip. >> they now appreciated a little bit more the sacrifices that madiba and others had made for freedom. what i also know because they had a chance to visit south africa, for a second time now, they also understand that mandela's spirit could never be
imprisoned because his legacy is here for all to see. >> reporter: you know, fredericka, throughout president obama's trip to south africa, there has been so much s significant symbolism. he delivered that speech at the university of capetown, where in 1966, robert f. kennedy delivered one of his most famous speech speeches, the hope speech. the overarching theme throughout mr. obama's trip has been a tribute to nelson mandela. >> thank you so much from pretoria. keep us posted on the condition of mr. mandela as well. all right. now, to the latest developments in this case of nsa leaker edward snowden. he is still believed to be st staying somewhere in the moscow airport. today, a top russian lawmaker spoke out and said it would be quote immoral if moscow hands
snowden to the u.s., calling it matter of principle. in a few minutes i'll find out what new revelations there are about the nsa and what has the european politicians so annoyed. help may be on the way for some 24 million women who suffer from hot flashes. the fda has approved the first non-hormonal drug to treat one of the main symptoms of menopause. the drug will be sold as the name -- and it will be out in november, we understand. protesters are calling for egyptian president morsi to resign and supporters he stay. today marks one year since he became president. ben wedeman joins me live from cairo. you see an incredible crowd but so far, it seems to be peaceful?
>> reporter: yeah. there are hundreds of thousands if not millions of people not just in tahrir square because it is jam-packed. they're on the bridges going over the nile and road leading to it. i don't think i saw this many people in tahrir square even on the 11th of february, 2011 when president hosni mubarak stepped down. not just here, another huge crowd, hundreds of thousands in front of the palace, cairo's equipme equivalent of the white house. meantime there is another demonstration in support of mohammad morsi in another part of town but really quite small relative to this for president mohame mohamed morse -- morsi. it's not the revolution we saw
earlier. one housewife pushing fae ma in pushing a relative in a wheelchair to goo to the demonstrations and waving a flag and chanting the same thing in arabic, that means go, go, a very clear message to mohamed morsi. the question people are asking, is he listening? >> i understand the president took to the state media air waves. did he acknowledge for say anything about the protests today? >> reporter: he had a spokesman who came out and gave a statement who basically said we're in favor of dialogue and ready to speak with the opposition but we may have gone beyond that. i think at least what we're seeing in cairo and some of the egyptians so far is what appears to be open revolt. it's not just civilians in this
revolt, there are also clearly members of the police and some of the security forces who themselves are opposed to president mohamm hahamohamed mm. it may be beyond dialogue. >> thanks so much. ben wedeman in cairo. a cold-blooded murder allegedly admitted by an nfl star. next up, we'll retrace the steps aaron hernandez took before killing his old friend execution style. florida prosecutors get ready to use george zimmerman's own words against him. up next. [ male announcer ] when gloria and her financial advisor
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was arrested after the murder of odin lloyd, 27 years old, a semi-pro football player for the boston bandits. he was found not far from hernandez's home. joining us with the latest on this, deb. >> reporter: one thing hernandez did not count on was the surveillance cameras documenting his route to the murder from the time he dropped off lloyd to the time he got to his million dollar mansion disabling the surveillance cameras inside. and stops just before the road ends. it is off a busy street many in the area use as a shortcut. if you draw a straight line in this direction it less than a quarter of a mile from where we are here. >> without a doubt less than a
quarter of a mile. >> reporter: jay has lived in this area 25 years and knows a lot of people and asked we not use his last name. he showed us the surveillance cameras at this corner gas station prosecutors say spotted the nfl player's rented silver nissan 3:20 a.m. seconds after he turned off 95. he had driven round trip to dor chester to pick up odin lloyd. m business is monitored by surveillance cameras. >> this is where he got nervous? >> right about here is where he got the text. >> reporter: he sends a final text to his sister telling her he is with nfl, his nickname for hernandez, just so you know, he texts. >> right here is where -- >> reporter: when he fell. >> they shot two more times. hit him in both sides of his chest. >> reporter: jay said it was shortly after it had been
processed and taken down. >> the blue top was here and red top was over there. you can see -- it's hard to see now with the rain. >> reporter: sort of outline. >> it was rectangular in shape leading one to believe the body was this way. >> reporter: clearly, it would be the size of a human. >> correct. >> reporter: the car drove into the pit at 3:23 according to prosecutors. cameras show the car leaving four minutes later at 4:27 a.m. >> reporter: this is where odin lloyd had his final moment. according to prosecutors he was shot -- >> execution style. >> reporter: it took two minutes for hernandez and his friends to get home. odin lloyd was not with them. almost immediately the surveillance cameras inside his home were disabled, the same cameras that caught hernandez allegedly holding a .45 caliber glock before he set out to meet odin lloyd. hernandez has pleaded not guilty. his attorney says the evidence
is all circumstantial. so far, police have not recovered the murder weapon, believed to be a .45 glock containing eight rounds easily concealable. police did recover a shell casing from the rental car that the men were driving that evening. they've also got an image of hernandez holding a .45 caliber glock inside the home just before he met odin lloyd. >> fredericka. >> wow. incredible timeline. thanks for bringing that to us. in florida, the george zimmerman murder trial is heating up. his statements to police are expected to be in the spotlight this week. hear why his own words could come back to haunt him. distribu" "and one of the most efficient trucking networks," "with safe, experienced drivers." "we work directly with manufacturers," "eliminating costly markups," "and buy directly from local farmers in every region of the country."
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week two begins in the george zimmerman murder trial. cnn's martin savidge is in sanford. prosecutors say they will use zimmerman's own words to prove he murdered trayvon martin. explain that for us. >> that will be very interesting to watch. they have not told us everything as to how this case is going do move forward, the prosecution, i'm talking about. what we take from that statement is there were a number of statements that george zimmerman gave to authorities and one of them includes that reenactment which was done the very next day. that's on videotape. then there were a number of interrogation sessions the sanford police did with george zimmerman over a series of days. what they have found and this is already known, there's some discrepancies. the way he tells the story one time is not exactly how he tells the story the next time. there are problems with the timeline and problems with where he actually was and some of the description he gives. that's why authorities say they hope they will be able to
demonstrate, prove that he has real problems with this self-defense argument he has put forward. >> how much longer is it expected the state will carry on with his side of the case? >> that's a good question. we don't really know. here's the speculation at this particular point. it's an educated speculation, i guess you could say. they'll probably go all the way up through wednesday and would likely want to stop there, finish, wrap up and -- because then you've got the fourth of july day off and you have the defense that would pick it up on friday. i think they want to leave that jury with at least one day, the holiday to go, wow, we just had everything right there. >> could again be an explosive powerful day tomorrow in court. thanks so much, martin savidge. >> reporter: you're welcome. immigration reform is a hot topic getting even hotter on capitol hill. find out why lawmakers are not seeing eye-to-eye on an issue
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0 checking our top stories, a record setting heat wave could force temperatures even higher in the west today pushing temperatures to 130 in california's death valley. it appears to have take an fatal turn in las vegas, an elderly man was found dead with no air-conditioning. vegas tied its record and new records set in phoenix and parts
of california. zoo animals beat the heat just like we do sometimes with sprinklers. when it's this hot, the chimps at the houston zoo get a cool shower and the zoo's elephant can't resist a dip in the pool. zookeepers also give the chimpanzee special monkey popsicles made of fruit juice, water and seeds. gay pride week kicked off today with parades that were even more festive than usual. you're looking right now at live pictures of the parade taking place in toronto. they had two landmark u.s. decisions to celebrate in north america in the u.s. one ruling granted federal benefits to legally married same sex couples. a second ruling allowed same sex marriages to resume in california. massive demonstrations are under way right now overseas. that is a huge crowd in cairo, egypt. protesters have gathered in
tahrir square and outside the palace urging president mohamed morsi to step down and angry over crime and fuel shortages and today marks one year since his election. a group of congressman are getti getting ready for a busy july fourth week. you might remember the senate just passed their own proposal. here has the problem. what the house is working on and senate passed do not match up. candy crowley, this morning, i asked her about the disconnect. >> there is a "gang of 8" if you will. the numbers seem to fluctuate, some sort of gang that has republicans and democrats in it. they have been working almost as long as the senate on coming up with a bipartisan bill. it will not look like the senate bill. you have that. you have on the other hand the judiciary committee which has
been passing out pieces of legislation or smaller pieces of legislation having to do with immigration, for instance, to make it a felony not to have documentati documentation, et cetera, et cetera. you have floating plans and not a lot of people believe this house will pass anything as comprehensive as the senate did. it kind of broke down for us on the show. listen to these two bites, the first one, louise gutierrez, working on it and the chairman of the judiciary, republican and through his committee, some kind of bill will pass out. i think you'll hear the problem in their two sound bites here. >> we cannot put compromise to one side. we need an american solution. what the house republicans are doing is giving a republican solution. and a republican solution isn't what we saw was successful in
the senate. >> we want to work with democrats, we want to work with lewis and othe luis and others. but the senate bill is not the bill and we want to work out the differences. >> so miles to go before they slee sleep. >> right. so many differences, particularly on board er security, a stick iing point as well. >> in the house what republicans get stuck on is this pathway to citizenship. goodlatte said a pathway to legalization is one thing and pathway to citizenship is something else. we have to tie border security and pathway to citizenship in the same bill. that's not how the house looked at it. there's all these moving parts and we don't know where this will end up. >> hence, politics inside the beltway. thanks so much.
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we're continuing to monitor egypt. right now, thousands of protesters are outside tahrir square and the presidential palace. one side, angry protesters are calling for the resignation of egyptian president mohamed morsi over a sour economy and a rise in crime. on the other, supporters insist morsi stay. today, marks the one year anniversary of his a rise in power. next to edward snowden. it's believed the nsa leaker is still hold up at a russian airport.
a top lawmaker says it would be immoral if moscow hands snowden to the u.s. and now, what apparently has mr. european officials furious at washington. barbara starr is following all the developments. how are u.s. officials responding? >> reporter: they're responding in the last few minutes a little bit. listen to this. this german publication started reporting that european offices were electronically bugged, spied upon by the u.s. and they say they have this information from documents from edward snowden, the self-confessed nsa leaker. so european officials are just furious, as you say, about it. the european president, the president of the european parliament, issuing a statement saying, quote, i am deeply worried and shocked about the allegations of u.s. authorities spying on eu offices. if the allegations prove to be
true, it would be an extremely serious matter, which would have a severe impact on eu, u.s. relations, on behalf of the european parliament, i demand a full clarification and require further information speedily from u.s. authorities with regard to these allegations. allegations the u.s. has been spying on the european union and european parliament. a few moments ago, we got a statement from the u.s. office of the director of national intelligence. i want to read some of that to you. this statement says, quote, while we are not going to comment publicly on specific alleged intelligence activities, as a matter of policy, we have made clear that the united states gathers foreign intelligence of the type gathered by all nations. what's the real bottom line? nsa spying on the european countries? the europeans spying on us? i think a little dose of reality here in the game known as
espionage. lady and gentlemen spies, they all spy on each other. everybody knows it. perhaps the big issue here is the embarrassment that it's all being made public. >> made so public. that's right. barbara starr, thanks so much from washington. speaking of spying. spying international intrigue and man driven by idealism. the edward snowden case is playing out like a classic spy novel. my next guest would probably agree with that. alex, former reporter for the "new york times" and author of seven spy novels including the latest, "the night ranger." edwa edward snowden may not have set out to be a spy for russia but is the stage set for him to be such? >> he's in a difficult position, stuck in the moscow airport. he doesn't have a passport, we've revoked his passport so he can't buy a plane ticket so he's in this very very uncomfortable
spot, if he wants to leave the airport to try to get asylum in another country, which might or might not be possible for him such as ecuador, he may have to show the russians what's on the laptops he's carrying around. there's an intersection of international law of politics and raw power. he did not think through what going to moscow would mean. >> my goodness. is this playing out like a real spy novel in your view? american declassifying classified information, perhaps even taking a job to actually get access, electing to leave the country, you know, hong kong, moscow, and now he's kind of waiting for the highest bidder to take him? >> it's a great question. i think in some ways what snowden is, is he's a mix of a cold war spy novel and post 9/11 spy novel. what the nsa is doing, i've written a lot about that in my books, where he is now a man without a country, a classic
situation. the unhappy ending here is he gets shot at the border, right? i think -- i don't know what's going to happen to him. i don't think that will happen but i do think that he probably -- he may well spend -- have the choice of spending the rest of his life in exile or prison. it's very uncomfortable. you hear the frustration and panic in the interviews that his family has given, where they, too, are appealing. that's something very interesting about this. the role the media now plays in all these cases. espionage is a private matter but this has become a very very public story as well. >> you mention in the novels, it's usually a very dramatic ending or perhaps the person ends up on an island paradise. you think ultimately he will land himself in a jail, u.s. prison? >> or possibly spend the rest of his life in exile. i wrote this op-ed piece on
tuesday. the point i was trying to make, perhaps it could have gone a different way, if the obama administration had approached him quietly and said, you know, come on back to the united states and we will give you a chance to have a hearing before congress, we'll call off the dogs and yes, you will be tried because you did leak some secrets but we won't treat you as a trader, the whistleblower you thought you were. >> he kind of packed his bag and abruptly left hawaii for hong kong. maybe they didn't get a chance to find him. >> that's true. they didn't do a good job with that either. they treated him as a traitor. so they sort of turned him into a traitor and possibly into a spy for russia. that's an unfortunate outcome for everybody. >> alex barren son. fascinating, real life stuff and fictional stuff. very good. the george zimmerman trial and paula deen controversy both
reigniting the debate over the "n" word. we have our own intense debate over why that word is still being used. that is next. later, the first family makes an emotional visit to the prison nelson mandela spent nearly two decades of his life. yeah, a little bit more of the lime green love yeah... or letting them know they can reach geico 24/7 using the latest technology. go on, slather it all over. don't hold back, go on... it's these high-definition televisions, i'll tell ya, they show every wrinkle. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
sparks flew in the george zimmerman courtroom when a key witness took the stand and used the word. and the supreme court made major announcements on cases involving voting rights and affirmative action. much of this is at the core of a cnn special airing hosted tonight by don lemon. the special is called "the "n" word" likely to ignite similar passions what happened last night when don talked to a panel of guests. we warn you the language is raw and the "n" word is used in its entirety. here's a portion of that conversation. >> i've watched "the jeffersons." they would say -- what was the saying they used to say - say -- [ bleep ] please, they used to say that on television in the '70s and we can't say it now. >> we can't say it because we moved into this post racial ideologically. we don't talk about race, if we don't name race and don't speak
certain rationalized terms and somehow the world will be better. it's simply not true. i don't have a problem with the sitcom or you as an esteemed journalist using the name because it has explanatory value. i do think white people should use it? absolutely not. do i think someone with a biracial son should be confused about this? i always find it remarkable the white people find the "n" word such a complicated problem. just don't use it. all right, you just have to -- let me finish the thought. you just have to accept there's some things in the world, at least one thing you can't do that black people can. that might just be okay. >> i think about me -- wait, wait. what about the huge consumers, what about the huge consumers of hip-hop who have been exposed to a new reclaimed usage of the word through music. when a teenage boy uses it with his teenage friends as a term of endearment.
>> black people, though. >> he's a consumer of hip-hop -- no, white teens. >> i have to tell you, i was in ohio, in october, coming up on the election and i was with a white kid in his late teens, early 20s in college. he was talking to another white friend and they both were calling each other that term and i was like, at first, he was on the phone with him. i thought he was talking to his black friend and then we went and met him and he was talking to his white friend. it's not just black people using that word as a term of endearment. >> i would be happy if no one used the word as a term of endearment. that white teenager or white 20 something should learn, yes, you can listen to the music and hear those words but you can't repeat them. >> you can't sing-along! >> why are white people fighting so fiercely for the right to use the "n" word? just let it go. >> i know one white person who's fighting fiercely to have a say in this. that's buck davis. buck, go ahead. >> i have trouble comparing
those words, don, because you can't compare the stories behind those words. let's take cracker for instance. if anybody calls me a cracker, big deal, there's no power associated with it. call me a honky, no privilege, no power associated with it. now, if generations of my people had been systemically, catego categorically discriminated against and some of them lynched while mobs of people screamed kill the honky, good-bye crac r cracker, that would be different for me. the narrative around the "n" word carries so much evil attached to it that for many of us in the majority, we have a hard time connecting to the depth of the pain. that word has been used to demoralize, dehumanize, to paralyze and sometimes kill groups of people. from what i know, from my
friends and family who are people of color around the country, when they hear that word, it cuts to the bone. >> just a taste of the conversation you will likely see expanded tomorrow night, monday night. don't miss don lemon hosti hosting -- excuse me. i'm having a little problem here. don't miss this special. the "n" word. again, monday night, 7:00 eastern, only on cnn. president obama honors the heroic spirit of nelson mandela with a visit to the notorious prison where mandela was held for nearly two decades, what the president left there in tribute and mandela's impact on the world and where he he has met the apartheid icon joins us live. so as their financial advisor, i'm helping them look at their complete financial picture --
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president obama visited robben island this morning, the prison where nelson mandela was a political prisoner for 18 years. it was very emotional visit for the president. he signed the visitors book, saying this, on behalf of our family we're deeply humbled to stand where men of such courage face down injustice and revvs to yield. the world is grateful for the heroes of robben island to remind us no shackles or cells can match the strength of the human spirit. nelson mandela remains in the hospital suffering from a severe lung infection. a former u.s. assistant secretary for african affairs is with me today and former ambassador to south africa. thank you for being here. >> thank you very much. >> you first spoke to mr. mandela in 1999 and had a chance to meet him again in 2001. what were your impressions of him? >> he is a commanding figure.
he makes an immediate impression on you. i found him to be what i call an evolved human being, really, a person who, from a very young age, had a vision for his country, for his society and recognized it through personal sacrifice. i think president mandela is what we all strive through greatest aspirations of a human being, to realize one's dreams. i found him to be an inspiration, certainly. but also guiding light for how to conduct one's life. >> i realize you're coming from washington. is there a way of you knowing what his current state of health is doing to the country of south africa? is it bringing people together? is it helping the people
refocus, given what he symbolizes or is something else, in your view, potentially happening? >> i do think it helps people to refocus. it reminds them of the important role he played in the reconciliation of the south african society at a difficult time when not only black-and-whites were fighting in terms of the apartheid government but also when there was ethnic tension between different communities across all of south africa. i think that his health situation today helps to bring the entire nation together. so i'm not so concerned as others are there would be an outbreak of violence. i think rather there would be a many coming together again of the different communities of south africa. >> quickly, the president of the united states in south africa, there have been quite a few poignant moments and then he's off traveling to other parts of the continent. the president says his primary mission in south africa is to
encourage more trade between the u.s. and africa. do you think that's a promise that really can be fulfilled? is that a realistic expectation? >> it is. i'm happy to hear president obama sort of turn a corner in his africa policy and have a more comprehensive approach. in the past he emphasized direction, very important, governance is more important. now for him to add trade and investment as well as peace and security to his overall agenda i think is the right direction for his policy. he's going to announce certain initiatives in tanzania. he focused again on agricultural in senegal. i think it's very important. the problem is some of this is repackaging of money that's already been sent or actually been allocated. but i do think that the packaging is correct. >> jendayi frazer, thank you for your thoughts about nelson
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