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here we go. good to see you. i'm brooke baldwin. news just into us here at cnn regarding o.j. simpson. a step closer to freedom. here's the deal. this is from the nevada parole board just a little while ago. they have granted simpson parole on some, not all, let me be clear, some of his convictions all of this stemming from the 2008 kidnapping and hold up of the two sports memorabilia dealer in the las vegas hotel room. here he was. we're going to show you. pleading his case for freedom this was just last week. >> i would give it all back to these guys. they can have it all. they've been somewhat illuminating at times. faithful a lot of times. i miss my two younger kids go through high school. i missed their college graduations. i missed my daughter's -- my
sister's, i should say, funeral. when i went to that place that night, i had already discussed it with my kids. i spoke about it with my sister and brother-in-law, older sister and brother-in-law, who were originally going to go with me up until the last hour. i even talked to two lawyers about it. one the night before that. i knew, had a conversation with a lawyer. what i didn't know, i had no intent -- my intent was not to rob anybody. i knew both of these guys had my stuff. i was a little upset with them. i wasn't as civil as i should have been. >> o.j. simpson in his own words. we know that it seems his plea for parole worked. it's important to note here, even though he's been granted parole, he will still be locked up for a while yet. possibly another four years as he serves out his time for other
convictions. cnn's ted rowlands joins me live to explain. ted, really, here's what i want to know. the bigger picture. what does this mean for him? because if he gets a new trial, he could be out pretty soon. right? >> yeah. there's two separate things going on, brooke. there was the parole hearing that you just watched where he was looking for parole on this one charge. this one sentence he's serving. and he got it. that was expected because he's been a model prisoner. what is also pending is a motion for a new trial which we should get word in the next couple weeks. if he gets that, he'll be out of prison. because initially he'll be out on bail. and then it's very unlikely that clark county, nevada, will charge him again because he served five years in prison. when he was first arrested and first charged, they were only looking for three to five years. and at one point there was a deal for two years on the table for him. so that's where all the concentration is for o.j. simpson and his attorneys. they are keeping their fingers crossed that that decision comes back the same way this one did, in his favor. >> we heard the plea.
you mentioned at the top, you know, he's been this model prisoner. what else did this parole board base this on? >> well, mainly because he was a model prisoner and he's engaged with other prisoners. in fact, if you kept playing that, it was very interesting. he talked about how other prisoners come to him with all their trouble. he's kind of the mayor of the prison there in nevada. >> the mayor of the prison, o.j. simpson. >> yeah. and the parole board bought it. in fact, it would have been a bigger story if he wasn't granted parole. because of his behavior in prison. >> ted rowlands in chicago, ted, thank you very much. you want to hear this next one. your government is revealing top secret details and problems with how it collects data on your phone calls, your e-mails, all in the name of protecting you from potential terrorism plots. the director of national intelligence, james clapper, he released these three declassified documents today. keep in mind the timing here. this is hours before lawmakers began grilling the nsa on its
controversial surveillance programs. we have gone through these documents. we have read them. and then the biggest takeaway is this. the nsa's two bulk collection programs have had a number of technical and human compliance issues. but according to these documents, the problems are being addressed. many details about these technical and human problems, though, they have been redacted. they've been blacked out. let me bring in crime and justice correspondent joe johns in washington. the nsa, they're not getting specific as far as how compliant snags were resolved. we don't really know if, how they plug the hole that allowed ed snowden all this access. how did lawmakers respond to that? >> some of this and some of that. the chairman of the committee very skeptical. senator dianne feinstein of california a little bit more supportive of these programs. but we really don't know what they did on snowden and how they resolved that. they say they're working on it.
nobody's been fired, brooke. there is an ongoing investigation into it. it's complicated by the fact the justice department is still trying to get edward snowden back to face charges in this country. just the same, top government officials from the department of justice as well as the national security agency went to capitol hill today, and they were met with very high skepticism from some, including the chairman of the judiciary committee, patrick leahy. listen. >> who double-checked mr. snowden? >> there are checks at multiple levels. there are checks in terms o of what an individual might be doing at any moment in time. >> it obviously failed. >> this this case i think we can say that they failed, but we don't yet nowhere. >> you think you can say they failed. he's sitting over at the airport in russia with millions of items. >> i would say that with the benefit of what we now know, they did fail. >> okay. >> we don't yet know where precisely they failed. we may find they failed at multiple points in the system.
>> john inglas of nsa getting heat from senator leahy. the question is whether the snooping programs will survive without changes and, of course, brooke, that question hasn't been answered. >> yeah. we have a number of questions, joe johns. thank you very much. let me pose those questions to our next guest. because today we also have this bombshell from "the guardian" newspaper, from the uk. glen greenwald. he's penned this article again saying the nsa analysts can target your e-mail, can target your browsing hie ining history chats without a warrant. read this article. he says it's based upon information provided by, you guessed it, ed snowden. let me be clear. cnn has not independently confirmed this information. "the guardian" article says this in part. xkeyscore provise the technological capability, if not the legal authority, to target
even u.s. persons. you're hearing and reading these quotes from snowden himself saying he could, sitting at his desk, do this very easily. here he is. >> i sitting at my desk certainly have the authorities to wiretap anyone from you or your accountant to a federal judge to even the president if i had a personal e-mail. >> the nsa is denying "the guardian's" claims about xkeyscore. let me bring in two voices. cnn political commentator ben ferguson in dallas. and bob baer in irvine, california. you hear the house intel chair mike rogers saying no way, who do you believe? >> i believe snowden. you know, you look at these documents, they don't look fake to me. it appears that an analyst can put in your cell phone number, your credit card number and come
up with these -- what's called a skip trace and run through all the data bases, whether it's verizon or at&t. and pretty well get a clear picture of you. you know, i always go with the documents. the government at this point has been trying to down play this invasion of privacy. i think so far they're failing. right now i'd go with snowden's version. >> so far you bring up the government. we've heard, ben ferguson, part of the reason, the justification behind this kind of surveillance program is because this is stopping dozens of terror attacks. we saw senator leahy there grilling this nsa official. he also said today he has seen the classified information and he actually believes that not to be the case. what do you make of that? >> you know, well, i look at this and one of the things that we just heard from snowden, he said i have the authority to do this. he, in fact, didn't have the authority to steal information and to do what he was doing. if he had a directive to do it, then, yeah, he probably had the capabilities to do it. to imply that somehow he could
sit there and any moment of any day with his own authority and look at anybody, that part is what i think is brought into question. you're supposed to have a directive from someone who's saying, we have reason to believe x, y and z. i also think something else that's got to be brought up here is, if he did, in fact, have the ability to do this, where is the oversight? where is a judge? where is a court order that says, we are now allowing for a snowden, who does have the capability to do this, to then access it and not be breaking the law. i think that's something that washington has to look at. because there seems to be a lot of truth from snowden as in what he's capable of doing. doesn't mean he had the authority to do it. obviously he broke the law when he did what he did. but it also needs to be a check and balance. because i don't think any person sitting in front of a computer should be able to do these things without having some sort of oversight, which we don't seem to have in these programs. >> yeah. i think to underscore your point, again, xkeyscore allows analysts to search e-mails,
online chats, internet history with no prior authorization. bob, do these new revelations not only in "the guardian" backup these now declassified documents that clapper revealed today, no oversight about who gathered the information and what they did with it? >> there is no oversight. i've worked with the national security agency. i've seen them tap. this is a long time ago. tap the phones of journalists, run across their names. all i needed to do was to find out the name of that journalist was to call up the nsa and get a search warrant. i did that informally. >> anyone have an issue with that at the time? >> no. no. we just said we had an interest in it. we wanted to know why this journalist was in touch with a potential terrorist group. could you tell us who it is and the nature of the conversation. they just coughed it up. they'd never ask who i was or what i wanted it for. i assume that i can project that it works that way now. >> what's wrong? what needs to change. >> i think first you have to have --
>> go ahead, ben and then bob. >> yeah. i think washington actually has to -- instead of just yell and complain and rant and rave they need to look at this and say, okay. if we know that we can do this, i think most americans now agree that they can do about 99% of what has been said. where is the oversight and who is the stop person who can say, we are not going to allow you to look at this because you don't have enough information. you are way outside the lines of a terrorist threat. you're just speculating. this could be abuse of power. to have a guy like snowden who can do these types of things without a court being involved is where most americans, i think, think this goes too far. that's where they should step in. because without a checks and balances, how can we trust that there aren't a lot of young, brilliant punks behind computers doing this exact same thing? >> bob, do you agree? let me just add an addendum to that. do you agree, and do you think -- this is complicated. there obviously is an investigation under way. do you think someone should be
fired over this? should someone's head roll? >> oh, absolutely somebody should be fired. somebody should be fired that they allowed snowden access to the hard drives, the national security agency, without any checks. all you have to do is lock up the hard drive or run traps on these things. the cia has done it for years. i don't understand why the nsa didn't. they should have spotted what he was doing early on. and, number two, we need to come to terms with has this really saved american lives? prism and these other programs. senator leahy says no. i have yet to see the case made by this administration that it did save lives. and we right away have to get to the facts of it and not do this all off speculation. >> bob baer and ben ferguson, thank you very much. some of the hottest stories in a flash. "rapid fire." roll it. president obama spent the morning on the other side of pennsylvania avenue trying to
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here's cnn's phil black from moscow. >> brooke, russia's so-called anti-gay propaganda law came into effect earlier this month. targeting children of nontraditional sexual relationships. basically it bans the public discussion of gay relationships, gay rights, anywhere there's a risk a child could overhear or witness it. activists around the world have condemned it for promoting intolerance and discrimination. there's also a lot of concern here, though, because this country is getting ready to host the 2014 winter olympics in sochi. the ioc, international olympic committee, has said there will be no discrimination against athletes or visitors during that time. a local politician in the russian city of st. petersburg is fueling international concern by contradicting that position. vitaly play add big role in implementing an earlier, local version of this anti-gay propaganda law in his city. he says because there's now a national version on the books it must be enforced.
regardless of who's breaking it or whether or not there is an international sporting event taking place at the time. ultimately, though, it's not his call. he's just a local politician. russian president vladimir putin is personally overseeing preparations for these games. he is desperate for them to be seen as an international success. and it's unlikely the russian government will risk that by allowing this law to be enforced in sochi during that time. that, however, is unlikely to appease all the international concern about the law's very existence. that's why activists around the world are calling for boycott of the games or other russian products, brooke. >> phil black, thank you. that olympics boycott proposal has sparked a certain amount of debate. some gay right supporters say what if jesse owens hasn't gone to berlin? in terms of products, we have seen this. have you seen this? the #dumpstoli.
joining me from new york guy bar owner bob fluent. let's begin with the vodka. do you still have bottles of stoli on your bar shelves. >> we removed the stoli vodka on thursday night. made a decision to do so. the reality is we need to make a stand, make people aware of what's going on. obviously this has worked so far because i'm sitting here talking to you and it's becoming very public. i think we as a community have certain things that we can do here. we can't go there. we can't protest in russia. we can protest here and make our voices heard in support of the lgbt community in russia. that's what we're trying to do. >> what's the reaction been within the community where you are in new york? we're looking at pictures of your bar minus these bottles. do your patrons, do they get it? are they frustrated? >> no. i think they get it. most of them are very supportive of what we're doing. some people are, i guess, trying to understand is it a russian
product, not russian product. the reality is, we're asking them to help us make people aware of what's going on. and through this, we can get our voices heard. their voices heard, really. >> stoli, owned by beverage company spi group insists the company stands with the lgbt community in russia and around the world. here's the website. go to the stoli website. it's got a little bit of a rainbow effect in the coloring. part of the statement stoli stands strong and proud with the global lgbt community against the attitude and actions of the russian government. here's my next question, bob. it's one thing to pour out vodka. but i'm sure some people are asking, what really is that going to accomplish when it comes to all of this happening over in russia? >> again, we do not expect the russian government to collapse and change the laws. we know. we're not naive about that. what we're trying to do is we're asking people like stoli to move the conversation forward. the conversation with stoli has been their denial of being a
russian company. we need to move forward from that because we want to partner with them. we need their help. they can pick up the phone, call putin a lot faster than i can. what we're asking to do is to join us and help us, not fight us. take the money you're spending here. they're great supporters of us. they're great supporters of the gay community here. let's use that money. let's help figure out how to bundle it into russia to help the gay community there. partner with us, not continue to deny. >> bob fluet, keep us posted on any conversations. we'll see what stoli does. thank you so much for joining me in new york. >> thank you. appreciate it. coming up next, 180 miles an hour in midair with nothing but a jet pack. you have to see this video. chad myers is going to walk us through this. fly us through this, perhaps, next. sara wants to save on lunch. what if switching from fast-food could save you over $470.00 bucks a year. that would be awesome! let me show you something. ok. walmart has a bunch of tasty lunches. i see. ok this one is less than $1.50 per serving. i like that. yeah. if you switched out fast-food lunches
the air venture show in oshkosh, wisconsin. cruising beside a b-17. chad myers, cue the elton john "rocket man" song for me. this is nuts. >> it is fantastic. four 45 psi jet packs on his body, forcing him down here. 119 to 189 miles per hour depending whether he's going up or down. a box strapped to his back. he goes up 6,500 feet in a helicopter. jumps out of a helicopter. soars down to the ground. turns on the jet. >> they're telling me to tell you to come closer to me. you can speak in my microphone because yours is low. i'll lean in. >> he's got this thing strapped to his back. 180 pounds. he wakes 150. six feet tall. jumps out of the helicopter. all of a sudden he's flying.
he needs to be up 6,500 feet because he wants the momentum. he's skiing this thing. swish back and forth. he doesn't have a rudder. nothing. all he has is his body to patrol it. >> how, pray tell, does he land? >> pulls the chute. >> pulls the chute and down he goes. no bigs. would you do this? >> because there's a parachute, i would. >> come closer. >> we checked this mike earlier. >> boom. there we go. working microphones. anyway, you would do this. >> i would. >> this is incredible. we heard about this guy in the past perfecting this. >> you know what? it's about $100,000 to do this. he opportunidoesn't think a lote are going to do this. >> per trip? >> to build this thing. get one. it looks bad. that's good. that's what's supposed to happen. he's supposed to land like that. the next thing he's going to do to make it much more affordable for everyone to do it is do a glider version that won't have jet packs. you'll still go up in a helicopter.
still jump out of a helicopter oroff a base jump and be able to fly down for a while. eight to ten minutes with the fuel he has gone all the way over the english channel with this thing. >> make you a deal. you do it. i'll be waiting on the ground with wine. >> all right. i'll bring the cheese. >> deal. chad myers, good luck with that. thank you very much. coming up next, we are talking about this at cnn. we're so excited. premiering this new film this week. "our nixon." an intimate look at the nixon presidency like you have never seen before. take a look. >> i do not think you florfy on public television homosexuality.
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at the expense of coming off as a big ole news nerd, tomorrow night i will be tuned into cnn watching this. "our nixon." from the clips i have seen this is a mesmerizing glimpse of this towering figure, elected president twice and driven from office in shame and disgrace. good nixon, bad nixon. here is richard nixon. this is from the cnn film "our nixon." private thoughts on homosexuality and the tv show "all in the family." >> they had two magnificent handsome guys. and a stupid old fellow in it. they were florfying homosexuality. >> is it a panel? >> it's a regular show. it's on every week. usually it's just set in the guy's home. it's usually just that guy, who's a hard hat. >> that's right. >> the general trend of it is to downgrade him and upgrade --
take the square hard hat out to be bad. >> what's it called? >> archie is the guy's name. >> i do not think that you glorify on public television homosexuality. you know what happened to the greeks. homosexuality destroyed them. >> but he never had the influence television has. >> homosexuality, immorality in general, these are the enemies of strong societies. that's why the communists and the left wingers are pushing pit. they're trying to destroy us. >> filmed by three of his top aides. all who eventually went to prison for crimes connected to watergate. fascinating stuff. let's delve a little deeper here. ben stein, of the many hats he wears he's also a former nixon
speech writer. also joining me, john avalon, senior political columnist for "newsweek" and "the daily beast." welcome to both of you. ben stein, just because of your direction connection here, you were there. did the movie take you back to the nixon white house? >> it was overwhelmingly powerful. took me back to the nixon white house and it reminded me very much of what it was like there. i might adjust a parenthetical. peter flanagan, one of nixon's top aides just died. that's a great loss. it's an interesting movie. i would recommend every high school student in america see it. but i will say, nixon had, among his staff, some of his top staffers, were homosexuals. he knew they were homosexuals. he knew they were gay. he was perfectly down with it. this idea of taking one little snippet and making it seem like nixon was anti-homosexual is
nonsense. >> put it in context. people can watch the films for themselves. you mentioned high school students. i'll be watching tomorrow night. who else should be watching? obviously you have the nixon lovers. should nixon haters tune in? what about people born after the nixon years? >> absolutely. all the above. here's why. you know, brooke, i was actually born the day before nixon's second inauguration. so this is all history for me. what's brilliant about this film and why i really, really enjoyed it, you get that first person perspective on the nixon white house from those loyalists. it's really bracing, engaging history. for those folks who are reflexive nixon haters it forces them to challenge their assumption. it really is an incredibly engaging story. it's told in a way that we've never seen before. this is what history should be. a great documentary. >> ben stein, why are you laughing? >> i'm laughing because it is a great documentary. but it's extremely one-sided. i think it's roughly two hours.
the first hour is absolutely fabulous. mesmerizing, as you said, unbelievably interesting. the second hour is very one-sided. because it talks about how he got brought down by watergate. but it doesn't talk about how he sat up a generation of peace. if you think people who are high school students, people who are millennials, they're not being drafted. they're not being sent off to war. there have been no major wars since nixon was president. he created two generations of peace. that's the main thing he did. one mistake, serious mistake, does not take away from the fact he was the greatest peacemaker in the history of american presidents. >> wow. >> wow is right. let me add another voice to this. because we all listen. i listen to david gergen. he's another nixon aide. he has a really thought provoking piece on cnn.com. >> he was my boss. >> you better listen to your boss. this is what he said about richard nixon. someone able to go up on a mountain top, look 30 years into the future and try to bend the
arc of history to favor the nation's security interests. >> brilliant. >> in terms of today, ben stein, i mean, where do you see president nixon's fingerprints in this current world? >> his fingerprints are on the open relations with china. thereby encircling russia. making russia know they could not win the cold war. thereby setting the stage for the end of the soviet union. he made peace between egypt and israel. he made sure that the egyptians knew they would never be able to defeat israel in the war. set up a long lasting peace between egypt and israel which still stands. there have been no major outbreaks in the middle east since nixon was president. there has been a strategic arms limitation with the soviets that nixon started. there have been several since then. almost everywhere you look and see the fingerprints of peace, those are nixon's fingerpints. >> go ahead, john. last word. >> i think ben stein is viewing the world through nixon colored glasses. i don't think he deserves credit for all that. he was a titanic figure in american politic.
absolutely. china. the e.p.a. a different breed of republican than we see today. of course, the other enduring legacy that needs to be said, you can't wish away, is the dark nixon. anti-hero of american politics that still hangs a shadow over our te ba our debates. used as a metaphor every time something untoward happens in the white house. >> a fantastic discussion. history lesson for some people. ben stein and john avlon, thank you. >> let's do it again. >> you viewers be the judge. you heard these two gentlemen opine. don't miss the special tomorrow night 9:00 p.m. eastern. "our nixon." coming up next, a promising medical student found dead in his apartment of a single gunshot wound. friends, they're demanding answers. that's next. uld save you fiftee or more on car insurance. yep, everybody knows that. well, did you know some owls aren't that wise?
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a promising young surgeon was laid to rest monday. murdered in his fraternity house at the university of michigan. police have no suspects in paul dewolf's death. people who knew him were absolutely mystified that anyone would want to kill him. pamela brown has the details. >> reporter: a mysterious death in michigan. a 25-year-old aspiring surgeon with a magnetic smile, living a full life. high school valedictorian. marathon runner. and avid scuba diver. >> paul was probably the best person that i've ever met in my entire life. he really brought everyone that was with him up, myself included. >> reporter: dead by a single gunshot wound. found in a pool of blood inside his bedroom at an off campus fraternity house last wednesday. sending shock waves through the university of michigan community and stunning those who knew paul dewolf well. >> it's hard for me to believe that paul would have any
enemies. i don't know a single person that didn't like him. >> police believe dewolf was killed in cold blood. adding to the mystery, no weapons were found on the scene and nothing stolen from dewolf's room. police said they are directing every available resource to this investigation. as police hunt for dewolf's killer, the university of michigan is increasing police patrol and warning students to stay alert. the vice president of the university health system said, quote, paul was a talented medical student who was dedicating his life to helping others. the med student also enacted duty second lieutenant in the air force, planning to graduate in may and complete his residency while in the air force. a young life taken. shrouded in history. no clues to what went terribly wrong. >> pamela brown, thank you very much. coming up next, the man taken into custody by the dea, never officially arrested or charged, but locked in a cell and forgotten. for five long days.
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daniel chong. chong thought he was going to die after these dea agents left him unmonitored in a holding cell for five days. they simply forgot about him. his attorney says chong at no time have food, didn't have water, was actually ended up forced to drink his own urine just to survive. that's how dire he says it was for him. chong was one of the nine people detained last year when agents raided his friend's home. 18,000 pills, several guns were seized. but chong says he didn't know a thing about that. he said he was just there visiting his friend. chong was never arrested or even charged. i want to bring in former prosecutor monica lindstrom and criminal defense attorney eric johnson. welcome. first to hear this young man's story, the five days and being forgotten. >> it's horrible. >> it's terrible. >> it's terrible. what do you think as far as do you ning he could have gotten more had there been a jury? has this thing gone to trial? >> i think he could have gotten a significant amount more money if the matter went to trial. i'm also wondering why he chose
to settle so soon? >> what do you think about that? smart move? >> smart move by the department of justice, dea, everybody involved. if they had to go to trial they could put up witness after witness about his psychological state, physical state, what he would have had to go through in the 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, on and on and on. by the end the jury probably would have said, you just write a blank check. just ask us for how much you want. >> how do you put a price tag on this? how did they come up with this $1 million figure? just curious. >> i don't know how they came up with the amount. >> $4 million. forgive me. >> i imagine they probably looked at the medical expenses that he's already had and what he's likely to have. and then the attorney throws on a heck of a lot more on top of there. what do you think? >> also he is a college student. this may affect him later on in his life. they may be compensating for the effects that come on later on in life. >> in your time being a lawyer, have you ever heard of a case where someone is put in a holding cell and forgotten? just forgotten? >> not for four days. maybe four hours or, you know,
longer than they would like. any time you're in a holding cell you want to get out as soon as possible. >> yeah. this is a perfect example of how multiagencies, when they do a sting operation or some kind of raid, they don't always talk to each other. they don't work together. because clearly they didn't know what the right hand and the left hand were doing here. we're going to see some policy changes, hopefully, about when those multiagencies work together. >> monica and eric, we will see the two of you next hour. thank you both very much. >> thank you. >> that's coming up. meantime, hundreds of people are sick from a bacteria in bagged salad. we'll tell you what states are affected. what you need to know. plus, cue the "jaws" theme music. it is the largest great white shark expedition in american history. you will hear what researchers are about to do.
well, things aren't looking good for san diego mayor bob filner. an eighth woman now coming forward with ak withdrccusation made unwanted sexual advances. she says he got her alone after a meeting and that this harassment began with filner twirling her wedding band. here she was. >> he then asked me if it could come off while i was in dc and if i would go out with him. i said i really didn't think so. and at that point, he pulled my hand closer to him and he reached over to kiss me.
i turned my head at that moment, and on the side of my face, i got a very wet, saliva filled kiss including feeling his tongue on my cheek. >> and you remember the request from mayor filner to have the city of san diego foot the bill to fight the sexual harassment suit filed against him? well, it was voted down by city council last night. he will have to cough up that cash himself. some of the hottest stories in a flash. we call it "rapid fire." a new government report could make you think twice before booking your next flight. the report documents more than 9,000 cases of misconduct by tsa screeners over the course of three years. some of these violations include sleeping on the job, stealing. lawmakers are holding a hearing about that today. the tsa's deputy administrator says the agency is working on making improvements, but also added this. >> as you've seen and is
evidenced by the gao, we're going to have people that sometimes do stupid things. >> end quote. bagged salad is the suspected culprit in a food poisoning outbreak that has sickened about 400 people in 15 state. at least five people have been hospitalized. health officials in iowa and nebraska say the salad mix is tainted with the parasite cyclospora which can cause severe intestinal illness. no specific brand has been singled out. researchers are setting off the largest great white shark expedition in american history. they are planning to find and tag 20 sharks near cape cod. the same waters, of course, played host to the classic summer blockbuster, "jaws." there has been a recent up tick in the number of local shark sightings. researchers simply want to know why. but do not panic. fellow beachgoers, at least quite yet. experts say that more sharks are actually a sign of a healthy ecosystem. coming up next, a story you
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that economic growth will pick up. the unemployment rate will drop. and the fed will continue its stimulus program. and the news comes on a day when the stocks are on the rise. as you can see, christine romans breaks it down for us today. hey, christine. >> brooke, we got our first look at how well the economy grew in the second quarter. 1.7% is how fast the economy was growing. look, it's gaining momentum. i would say it's crawling forward. but it could be doing better. when you look at the last three quarters, you can see it is sub par growth. it is below 2%. you want to see it moving faster than this. but it is moving in the right direction. what economists tell me today is that this is an economy moving forward and crawling through the sequester. crawling through federal budget cuts. that is something that held back growth. if it weren't for the sequester, growth would have been stronger. we also got a read on the jobs market today. the adp, private sector payroll report, sometimes it matches what happens in the big jobs report on friday. sometimes it doesn't. but this is what it said this
week. it said that 200,000 jobs were created in the private sector in the month. 200,000. 82,000 of those were from very small businesses. so that tells us the private sector is still hiring on par with what we've seen so far this year. brooke? deputies shoot an unarmed man in his own driveway, mistaking him for a car thief. police say that's not the whole story. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. the government says its snooping helped stop dozens of terror attacks. well, one senator who's seen the classified details says that's not the case. plus, a radio host live tweets his mom's dying moment. you'll hear what he wishes he would have done in life. and sleeping on the job, stealing luggage. reports of bad behavior from some of the folks who pat you some of the folks who pat you down. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
good to see you on this wednesday. i'm brooke baldwin. here we go. hour two. we begin with the story out of pensaco pensacola, florida. take you back to saturday right around 2:30 in the morning and a 60-year-old man is returning home. what is he doing? he is searching for cigarettes, according to him, inside his car just as deputies pull up to the driveway. they ask him to get out, put his hands up. roy middleton says that's exactly what he did. but the sheriff tells a timpbt story. in the end, 15 shots. you see some of them. were fired. two of those rounds hit middleton in his leg. and roy middleton is actually on the phone with me from his hospital bed. roy, you with me? >> yes, i am. >> all right, sir. do me a favor and stand by for 60 seconds. i want to get to nick valencia to tell the sheriff deputy's side of the story. we know the two deputies who
appeared, they're both on paid administrative leave. what's their side of the story? >> bottom line is roy middleton was mistaken for being a car thief. around 2:30 in the morning he's coming home. looking for a cigarette to get out of his car. he says he thinks somebody's playing a joke on him. he heard someone yell to get his hands up where they could see him. he thinks someone's playing a prank whether it's his neighbor or someone else. he says he did comply. turns out it was sheriff's deputies. sheriff's deputies tell a slightly different side of the story. they say he did not comply, was not listening to them. as a matter of fact, they say he lunged at them with a shiny silver object in his hand. two very different perspectives. i have some sound with the local sheriff. take a listen to his perspective followed by the opposing view. >> what we see is the tragedy of this is again the noncompliance in the direction of law enforcement officers. had that occurred we wouldn't be having this discussion. it's a tragedy all the way around. he is both a suspect and a victim. >> how can you be a suspect and a victim at your own house? in your own yard?
in your own car? i don't understand that. how can you be a suspect going in your own car? >> brooke, there was a neighbor outside while this whole thing went down. but he says it was too dark to actually see the whole thing. from what he saw from his perspective, roy middleton was compliant with the sheriff's deputies. >> let's hear from the man himself. roy middleton on the phone with me here, as we mentioned, from the hospital bed. mr. middleton, thank you so much for picking up the phone. we just want to hear the story from your perspective. before you directly respond to the sheriff's side of this story, take me back to the wee hours of saturday morning. you're coming home. tell me about the moments right before you opened your car door. >> all i can say is i pulled in my driveway. i heard somebody start yelling show me your hands. i did think it was a neighbor. i still was showing my hands. as soon as i showed my hands, i was shot upon. i complied with the officers and they still opened fire on me. that's all i can say. thank you. >> hang on. hang there with me, mr. middleton.
i have a couple more questions. you say you thought it was a neighbor saying show me your hands. i had read you were quoted in a pensacola newspaper as thinking someone was joking. was that the case? >> yeah. i thought maybe it was my neighbor just kidding at first. then when i did, they opened fire on me. so i still believed it was a neighbor, i complied with the order. they opened fire on me until they ran out of ammunition. >> describe -- >> it felt like i was in front of a firing squad, ma'am. i asked you guys -- i told you guys i would give this -- this interview. and that's really all that i have to say. i complied and i was fired upon. thank you. >> hang on. hang with me, please, sir. we want to make sure we get your side of the story. please don't hang up. roy middleton, please don't hang up. >> that's why i don't like doing interviews. >> i promise i don't bite. i just ask some tough questions, roy. just hold on with me.
i've got three more questions. i'll leave it at three. but when they say, specifically the deputies, when they say you came out of the car with more of a lunging motion and that the deputies were standing by and you had what appeared to be a metallic object in your hand, what was in your hand? and were you lunging? >> no. why would i lunge at somebody? how am i going to lunge out of my car? anything i had in my hand was a key chain. a key chain have a little cigarette lighter on it. a little bitty cigarette lighter that i got from my daughter just returned from afghanistan a few weeks ago. that's all i had in my hand. >> here you are. you're in this hospital bed. i understand you have a metal rod now in one of your legs? a leg was shattered? is that the case? how are you? >> yes. the whole -- the whole hipbone is blown out. i have metal rods in it. >> what do you want? we know these two deputies are on paid administrative leave as
this is being investigated. ultimately this goes to the state attorney to see if a law or laws have been broken. what do you want, sir? >> i can't say what i want. because i can only still -- i'm still asking why. >> why what? >> why it happened. >> the other issue i wanted to ask you about is the fact that the sheriff says this was a tragedy. and i'm quoting. a tragedy because we had an individual, a citizen, who for whatever reason, either impairment due to alcohol or drugs or just taking it upon himself not to be compliant to follow basic orders. i just have to ask just to get your direct response to that, were you drinking? were you taking drugs that night? >> no. no, i wasn't. i wasn't drinking at that particular time, no, i was not drinking. >> and -- >> i was just going in my house to eat. i was looking for cigarettes before i go in my house. thank you. >> i understand. so you want the answer. you want the answer as to why.
roy middleton, thank you so much for staying on the phone with me. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. there you have it. roy middleton in his own words. nick valencia, thank you very much. >> you bet. >> wasn't sure if he was going to hang up on us or not. now to this, o.j. simpson has been kept behind bars for nearly five years. now the nevada parole board has granted simpson parole on some, not all, of the charges related to this 2008 kidnap and holdup when simpson tried to take sports memorabilia from a couple of dealers in that las vegas hotel room. his plea for freedom in front of the parole board just last week looks to have worked. here he was. >> i would give it all back to these guys. they can have it all. to get these last five years back. they've been somewhat illuminating at times. painful a lot of times. i missed my two youngest kids
with worked hard getting through high school, i messed their college graduations. i missed my daughter's -- my sister's, i should say, funeral. i missed all of our kids in various things. when i went to that place that night, i had already discussed it with my kids. i spoke about it with my sister and brother-in-law, older sister and brother-in-law, who were originally going to go with me up until the last hour. i even talked to two lawyers about it. one the night before that i knew and had a conversation with a lawyer that day who i didn't know. i had no intention. my intent was not to rob anybody. i knew both of these guys had my stuff. i was a little upset with them. and i think i wasn't as civil as i should have been. >> o.j. simpson in his own words here. it is important to note, even though he's been granted parole, he's still going to be locked up for a while yet as he serves some of his time for some of those crimes. cnn's ted rowlands is following
this for us today. so how much time in prison does he have left, ted? >> at least four years, brooke. because he's serving a number of these sentences concurrently rather than consecutively. they really threw the book at him, quite frankly, for this robbery charge and kidnapping charge in las vegas. he's got another -- even though he has parole granted with this round, he has another at least four years. that's assuming he gets paroled again on these other two charges. he's going to be in prison for a while. his best chance of getting out should come in the next two weeks. that is a decision on a pending motion for a new trial that o.j.'s lawyers really believe they have a good shot at. >> i know we had talked, you know, he's been this model prisoner. that's certainly factored into this board giving him parole. i'm also just curious, you know, who could forget the o.j. simpson trial where he ultimately was found guilty in a civil suit in the wrongful death of his ex-wife. did that factor into the decision at all?
>> not in the parole board's decision. in fact, i talked to a juror a couple weeks ago working on a story about o.j. who sat on the las vegas robbery trial. he think it absolutely had something to do with the sentence. he was a juror who said, yes, he was guilty of the robbery. but he thought that o.j. would get, maybe 10, 12 years. when he found out he got 33 years he was shocked. a lot of people were. a lot of people believe it had something to do with justice in terms of nicole and ron goldman's murder and karma rather than the incident in las vegas. >> interesting. ted rowlands, thank you very much. secret government documents now available for you, the public, to see. top intelligence officials release information on how and why they collect information from your phone calls, from your e-mails. we'll talk to a former fbi official, see if americans should at all be concerned. this story, i know, has a lot of people talking, including me. i tell you, this story actually brought me to tears as i was reading it last night. a radio host lets the country
hear into one of the most emotional times of his life, the death of his mother. so he took to twitter to post these messages, these very intimate messages, about his mother's final moments in the hospital and the incredibly personal tweets have gone viral. that story is next. you really couldn't have come at a better time. these chevys are moving fast. i'll take that malibu. yeah excuse me, the equinox in atlantis blue is mine! i was here first, it's mine. i called about that one, it's mine. mine! mine. it's mine. it's mine.
your government is revealing top secret details and problems with how it collects information on phone calls, your e-mails, all in the name of protecting you from potential terror plots. the director of national intelligence james clapper released these three declassified documents today, hours before lawmakers started grilling the nsa on its controversial surveillance programs. the documents say that the nsa's two bulk collection programs have had a number of technical and a number of human compliance issues since 2009. but according to these documents, the problems are being addressed. so tom fuentes, cnn law enforcement analyst, i wanted to ask you about this. one of the big questions is really about compliance and oversight. i mean, what assurances have you heard that the nsa can deal with the compliance problems that
obviously allowed edward snowden to, you know, leak as much as he has? >> hi, brooke. it's a very good question. i still have a hard time believing that he had the kind of access that he did and obtained the documents that he obtained. all my dealings when i was still in the fbi, the dealings with nsa, the dealings in the intelligence community, and the communications between agencies and the ability to password into databases and get information was incredibly difficult. there were all kinds of tracking mechanisms to see who was accessing data. it left a record of which computer, which person logged in to get information and what was taken. you weren't allowed to put thumb drives in. they were disabled. if you had a classified drive, it was tracked. i still am -- quite frankly, i'm still baffled at how he could do it and not have anybody not raise any alarms with the people at the agency until he came forward. >> i know we're hearing another
"guardian" article he could tap into even the president's information. then you hear someone like a mike rogers, chair of the house intel committee saying he's lying. you know, the nsa, we know, collects phone call times and length and dates. let me ask you, tom, what about just even a person's location? do these documents reveal whether or not the nsa collects information on a person's location using cell phone information? >> the met ta data would include the location. in the modern era when your cell phone's turned on and when it's connected to a cell tower in whatever system it is, anywhere in the world, the phone company knows which tower it's hitting. if it hits enough towers they can track you within about 100 yards of where you are on the earth accessing the phone system. so that me tta data is includedn what's being cleked. location of the phone, number dialed, number received, duration of the call. that is part of the data. that is not the content. that's been one of the arguments
ongoing. i know snowden claimed early on that he could tap into anybody's phone or e ma-mails or either o. i don't know that that's actually true for him personally. it might be. >> tom fuentes. >> if i could add one quick thing. >> go for it. >> phone company technicians, if you read the fine print of your contract, it says phone company technicians can listen in for a minute to make sure the line's working. maybe he's referring to that because he's one of the technicians make sure his computer systems communicate with each other. maybe he had that kind of technician access. i don't know. but i can't believe they couldn't track him being in the system like that. >> i don't know. i feel like there's a lot of information we are missing on this whole thing. tom fuentes. >> i agree. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, brooke. coming up next, keep the kleenex close, because if you have not told your mom i love you today, this story might make you pick up the phone. this npr host sweets about his mother's final moments from her
hospital bedside. the tweets have gone viral. we will tell you what he posted. it's pretty incredible stuff. plus, we will talk to a psychologist and talk about social media. is that helping people grieve? that's next. "i'm part of an american success story," "that starts with one of the world's most advanced distribution systems," "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
a son. a grown son. sitting with his mother on her death bed. tweets her final hours. this is scott simon, npr host of "weekend edition saturday." has spent the last week lovingly documents his mother's life and illness. and her death in just 140 characters. here's one tweet. mother asks, will this go on forever? she means pain. dread. no, she says. but we'll go on forever. you and me. his tweets were raw and they were honest. another one. i love holding my mother's hand. haven't held it like this since i was 9. why did i stop? i thought it was unmanly? what crap. cnn's ted rowlands has the story. >> hi, i'm scott simon of npr. >> reporter: for more than 30 years scott simon has been a
familiar voice on national public radio. but for the past week simon has been communicating from his mother's bedside at northwestern memorial hospital in chicago. sharing with his 1.2 twitter followers his mother's final moments. breathing hard now, he tweeted at one point over the weekend. she sleeps, opens eyes a minute, sleeps. i sing "i'll always be there, as frightened as you." he tweeted later mother cries help me at 2:30. been holding her like a baby since. she's asleep now. all i can do is hold on to her. the sharing of what's normally a profoundly private experience made people take notice. from one follower, i listen to you all the time. sending you hugs and prayers. maria shriver sent this tweet. my heart goes out to scott simon. i applaud him for the conversation on grief. so needed. some people, however, think tweeting a death is inappropriate. it just makes me feel gross thinking of sharing something so deeply personal and having
people watch and wait. on cbs this morning, scott simon talked about why he wanted to share something so personal. >> i meant for people to know my mother. she at some level was a performer. in her pain and in her misery, she was giving not just me, but us a great performance. and i -- i wanted to share it. i'm glad i shared it with the world. >> simon describes his relationship with his mother as extremely close. several years ago, he had her on his radio show as a guest. >> so people hear me on the radio. and they -- they think i have very good manners. >> oh. well, yes. >> and that comes from you. that could only come from you. >> thank you. >> because you were so intent on making certain that i said please and thank you and was respectful to people. >> oh, i see. well i think any parent, most parents at that. your father had lovely manners.
>> reporter: simon tweeted how thankful he was to the nurses and staff and even injected some humor. wish clever minds that inspected space shuttle or rumba could device an oxygen mask that doesn't slip every 20 minutes. as his mother passed away monday night, simon tweeted the moment at 7:17. the heavens over chicago have opened and patricia lyons simon newman has stepped onstage. ted rowlands, cnn, chicago. >> gripping. his colleague at npr quoted in "the l.a. times" saying this about his colleague. quote, we usually only get to see moments like this in fiction, right? it sounds awful, exploitative and weird. when you look at simon's twitter feed, it's not. joined me now, licensed psychologist eric fisher. welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> my goodness. like i said, i read this "l.a. times" piece last night and i
was boohooing over this. when you read this and you follow him, he has over 1 million followers, you read backwards, tweet by tweet by tweet, what tid you make of it? >> it's a process that is changing in our culture. we've been in the dark ages. my brother died in 1974. it wasn't something you talked about. it wasn't something people asked about. grieving is a process we are going to go through. i think to have it as a public process that people can see what people go through as well as know what to expect tuduring a death process, it's okay. there's a couple things to look at. what are the person's motivations for sharing that? is it narcissistic to bring attention to me? is it to feel -- to share information, keep people in the loop? or sit a way that person's grieving. that's one piece. the other piece is how does that other person that's in the dying process feel about this being shared? given that his mother was on his show previously, she's probably comfortable with the process. i think it's important for us not to judge. >> i feel like -- i agree. part of it reading this "l.a.
times" article which was so great. they quoted some of these followers who are reading all these tweets. one person put it this way. comforting to know others are going through the same thing as my family. your mother passed peacefully. i hope my father will as well. why do i tweet? sometimes it's news. sometimes i want to share as a community. i don't know him. i would imagine it's consoling to know there are others out there who can be part of a greater community to help one with your grief. >> as people, we look for validation. we look for comfort from each other. we're social animals. we have to understand that dealing with emotions and isolation is not healthy. that's what our research shows from how it affects our physical health, emotional health, lifestyles. being able to share these things together and pull together as a community, not just as a community as a few people, but a community of a world of followers, i think isn't a bad thing. was it done respectfully? i think it was. was it done appropriately? yes. are boundaries changing in our social media world? absolutely. is it always good?
not necessarily. i think this was okay. >> i loved maria shriver's note about we should have -- thank you for this conversation on grief. it's not something we all want to talk about but it's such a reality for so many of us. lost loved ones, those who will eventually -- just takes your breath away a little bit, erik fisher, thank you so much. i appreciate it. >> thank you for having me. speaking of this subject, sunday night we want you to watch morgan spurloch's "inside man." explores the world of elder care. coming up next, a landmark rules that affects everyone with a cell phone. the government can get information about the dates, the times, the numbers you called without, let me repeat, without any probable cause. more on that case. plus, the man who confessed to kidnapping and raping and holding up these three young women in his home for a decade learns his fate tomorrow. we have also just learned if ariel castro will himself speak in court. stay here. you make a great team.
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let me tell you about a major court ruling that some are calling a blow to your privacy rights. a federal appeals court has ruled that the government can access the location, history on your phone without a search warrant, without you knowing. i'm talking dates, times, numbers you texted or called, all data on your phone ruled a business record that belongs to your carrier. let me bring back our legal
expert, former prosecutor monica lindstrom and criminal defense attorney erik johnson. welcome back. i begin with you. fourth amendment. protects against unlawful search and seizure and requires a search warrant. how does that ruling now affect our privacy? >> basically what we're dealing with in this ruling is the government is saying that they want your historical information from your phone. >> what does that mean? >> not what you're doing right now. not what you might be doing in five minutes. >> anything you've done in the past. >> anything you've done in the past. because basically when we use our cell phones, we are voluntarily giving that information to the cell phone company. because it has to ding between the towers. so we know that if we use a cell phone, they get the information, where we were and what calls we made. and once we give a third party that information, it's no longer private, is what this court ruling is saying. >> so listen. we all have cell phones. does this change the way we use cell phones? are we just ubercognizant of the
information that's now out there? >> the information is always out there. unless you're an individual who is going to break the law, this really shouldn't affect you too much. but the thing is, this does present a slippery slope in which the government actually stated it's looking for past data. what happens when the government wants realtime data? that might be a challenge that comes up later in the court. >> realtime data like? >> what we're doing right now. because in order to make that call that we're doing right now, it's already pinging at the towers. so it's already in the company's information. >> also, the phone pings off the tower whether you're using it or not. it's giving information to the cell phone company no matter what. >> so i'm listening. i'm thinking, well, you can't just get my information. you have to get a court order. correct? >> not so much anymore. because now this court ruling says it's considered a business record of that third party. so the government can go to that third party and ask for it. the third party can turn around and say, no, go get a subpoena or give us a justification.
the government might have to do that. but they don't have to get that warrant anymore. >> also, they don't have to do it with any notification to the user themselves. they may go get a subpoena, get your information, and you as a user have no knowledge or idea that you're under some form of investigation. >> what's the takeaway for all of us cell phone users? >> basically, you have no privacy whatsoever anymore when you use that cell phone. if you want privacy, use a land line. >> write a letter. >> snail mail. monica and eric, thank you both very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> snail mail. who's have thunk. the man who admitted to kidnapping, raping and holding those three women captive in his cleveland home for more than a decade already knows he's going to be spending the rest of his life behind bars. but ariel castro will be formally sentenced tomorrow morning and his lawyer says he will address the court. we heard him talking just a little bit on friday about his sexual problems. we will hear more tomorrow. castro agreed to a plea deal last week that will spare him
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immediately. two niner niner seven. >> eva heavy is going around. >> eva 2-8 heavy roger, fly heading 2-8-0 climb and maintain 3,000. >> the pilot you hearsaying going around. pull up. circle. give it another try. that was july 23rd. dan simon live for us now at sfo. dan, in addition to that, we now have another directive issued by the faa. tell me about that one. >> reporter: yeah. hi, brooke. this is a preemptive measure to try to reduce the chance of another major incident at the san francisco international airport. let me explain exactly what the faa is doing here. let's go ahead and put up a graphic. the faa is directing foreign carriers to approach sfo by themselves in clear weather, without another aircraft next to them, to minimize distractions during a critical phase of flight. now, the faa, brooke, says it made this change after seeing an
uptick in the amount of foreign carriers aborting their landings or requesting go arounds. this all went into effect last week and is only temporary as the airport upgrades its electronic systems to help pilots land. that system known as the glide slope indicator was taken offline before the crash to upgrade its system. now, the faa, brooke, did not elaborate as to why foreign pilots are impacted by this, but as you can imagine, this has the potential to generate some controversy because domestic pilots are not impacted. they're only saying they're targeting foreign carriers because they saw this uptick in the amount of aborted landings. brooke? >> that's what i wanted to know. no effect on the domestic pilots whatsoever. dan simon at sfo for us. dan, thank you. coming up next, cnn pop, including a look at pop culture stories making headlines, including which cnn anchor was named one of the 50 most
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it has become one of these heartbreaking stories we're hearing about far too often. a teen commits suicide after being relentlessly bullied. this happened in italy back in january. a 14-year-old killed herself after her ex-boyfriend posted abusive messages online. now her family is considering taking legal action against facebook. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman explains.
>>. >> reporter: she was like so many girls her age. her identity, her pictures, her thoughts, her life splashed across facebook. but when a video of 14-year-old catalina allegedly showed up on facebook in which she appeared to be drunk and disoriented at a party, the social network became a social nightmare. an ex-boyfriend and his friends posted a steady barrage of abusive, offensive messages aimed at carolina. >> translator: he was insulting her, mistreating her, recalls her sister, talita. we naturally spoke about it with her, but she told us not to worry. talita and some of carolina's friends say they reported the nasty messages to facebook, hoping they'd be removed. but nothing happened. in the prosperous northern italian town of novata, what
started online spilled into carolina's daily life at school and among her friends. unbeknownst to her family, it was all becoming too much for her to handle. sometime between 2:00 and 3:00 in the morning on the 5th of january of this year, carolina jumped out of her bedroom window and landed head first on the concrete below. she left a final letter addressed to her tormenters, which her mother, christina, read to us. >> translator: are you happy now, asked carolina? have you heard me enough? have you had enough revenge? novato prosecutor francesco soluco is looking into the possibility of throwing the book at facebook for failing to remove offensive content that may have led to carolina's suicide. >> translator: in the case of
carolina, he says, it appears some of her friends, some of her relatives asked for the removal of this strong content and it wasn't removed, and this played a role in her decision to commit suicide. >> reporter: in a response to a question for comment on this story facebook provided cnn with a statement. we are deeply saddened by the tragic death of carolina pecchio and our hearts go out to her family and friends. harassment has no place on facebook and we actively encourage teens and parents to report incidences of bullying using the links located throughout the site. we remove content reported to us that violates our statement of rights and responsibilities and we escalate reports of harassment and bullying to law enforcement where appropriate. carolina's mother feels the time has come for facebook to confront the reality of online
bullying. >> translator: my battle, she says, is to make the social networks responsible so that there are protections for minors. we can't allow for more carolinas or other mothers who must cry and be deprived of the lives of their daughters. ♪ >> reporter: carolina's uncle has posted a video on youtube dedicated to her. carolina's death, now a rallying point in italy in the fight against online bullying. ben wedeman, cnn, novara, northern italy. [ male announcer ] it's a golden opportunity to discover a hybrid from the luxury car company that understands that one type of hybrid isn't right for everyone.
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you love watching sports at the stadium but hate the long bathroom lines? ladies, i'm talking to you. now there's an app. for that. the new high-tech san francisco 49ers stadium will allow fans to grab their smartphones and check out which bathroom has the shortest lines. and finally some news for our own jake tapper form the host of "the lead" just named one of the 50 most beautiful people in washington, according to thehill.com. tapper had you been ahubba. hubba hubba. >> hi, it's me. >> not news. that is not -- >> to quote thehill.com, when he's not on the air he decompresses by mornings on the gym and evenings with their 3-year-old and 5-year-old. he said bourbon with a flash of water is the limited indulgence.
i try to stay focus during the week on salads and water. >> first of all. >> salads and water? >> i think we can establish the people at thehill. >> the good people at the hill. >> sometimes are wearing beer gogels. i think that's clear that i belong on that list like elvis deserves his black belt. yet it's nice to be mentioned. >> you are number 11 out of 50. tapper, you get a crown? >> are we really talking about this? >> we totally are. i kid because i love. congratulations, is what i'm trying to get to. >> you know me very well. to you, do i strike you as somebody who thinks i'm beautiful? is that something you think i think? >> absolutely. [ laughter ] >> that's not nice. >> no, and i think -- what else do you have coming up on the show? >> we have a number of important
stories. >> yes. >> significant stories, one has to do with the hearing on capitol hill about the energy drinks being marketed to children. the serious health concerns that some doctors have. we'll speak to one of those doctors testifying on capitol hill. and more big news about the government surveillance programs, what they are able to do, what they know about you. a very rare interview with senator ron wyden, democrat from oregon. he's been a critic -- >> for a long time. >> he's on the intelligence committee. he's very limited in what he can say. we've been trying to talk too him for more than a month. he's finally showing up on "the lead" we're excited about that to learn what we can about how much the government is walking you. i specifically mean you, brook, as well as our viewers. >> the beautiful jake tapper, ladies and gentlemen. >> all right. speaking of -- love you.
thank you. speaking of sugary drinks has soda popularity peaked? we'll have the numbers that that has some worried. [ male announcer ] you'll never see weekday lunch the same again! it's red lobster's rlunch. seven selections made for your lunch break, like shrimp tacos and grilled shrimp salad with soup. all just $7.99. come in today for rlunch and sea food differently.
did you hear? is it possible america is losing its taste for soft drinks? christine romans looks at the reasons behind the unexpected slump. >> you call is soda, i call it pop, one thing is clear americans are drinking less of it. earnings report from the big three american drink companies so north american sales are slowing. coke cola pepsi, dr. pepper all saw a dip in sales. could it be that longer term, soda consumption has peaked in a country that's watched its waistline swell? there's also a lot to choose from action brook, energy drinks, teas, natural juice blends action flavored waters. trend watchers think the younger generation will drink less soda, less pop than the boomers did and generation x. water has zero calories.
and if it's from the tap, it's free. budgets are tight, americans are becoming more health conscious. bottled water consumption is up about 1% over the past five years. so don't cry for these companies. the soda companies, pepsi and coke own their other popular water brands. still americans in 2011 consumed 57 billion liters of soda, working out to -- imagine, 46 gallons of soa per person in just one year. don't cry in your big gulp. it's not the end of soda. brook? >> christine, thank you very much. and for all of you who bought into facebook thinking it would be a sure bet. it may be about to pay off. earlier today the company's shares past the $238 ipo price for the first time since the rocky debut about 14 months ago. one of the big reasons, stronger
than expected earns report last week action and success in mobile advertising. thank you so much for being with me today. i'm brooke baldwin in atlanta, now we turn things over to my colleague, jake tapper "the lead" starts right now. it's not just big brother watching you. if low-level analysts have easy access to your data, it's little, maybe even baby brother. i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." the national lead, perhaps the most invasive n system a spying program exposed yes. key store, e-mail content, facebook, i.m. chats, all compiled into a easily searchal database at the nsa. is it being used on you? how much coffee do you give your kids to help them get through the busy day? what about so-called