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the afternoon. mom and baby doing great. lele already working the phones booking for us. congratulations, jose, she looks good. don't put any clothes on her. god bless. >> he looks good. he looks like he knows what he's doing as a daddy already. >> beautiful stuff. >> congrats, jose. >> that's it for us on "new day." have a great weekend. don't start it before you watch carol costello on "cnn newsroom" which begins right now. there she is. >> best advice you've given all morning chris cuomo. thanks to all of you. "the newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com spoke emergency. thousands evacuated, two towns becoming islands, completely cut off from the rest of the world. the national weather service this morning calling it a flood of biblical proportions. also board walk blaze.
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>> it's horrifying what's going on here. >> reporter: seaside heights, the town board walk battered by sandy, now just rebuilt now burning to the beach. brand new details this morning and a message from governor chris christie. >> as soon as this is over we'll pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and get back to work. plus the bird worth billions, twitter planning to go public, what it means for your feed in 140 characters or less. and the real life "up." a 39-year-old man from raleigh, north carolina, attempting to cross the atlantic with 370 helium party balloons. it's no joke. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. the national weather service calls it biblical, and when you
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see the. ic tours out of colorado this morning, you will understand why. record rainfall has turned towns into islands, walls of water 20 feet high traveled swiftly through mountain canyons and now that the sun is up the colorado national guard will evacuate the town of lyons, colorado, all 2,000 residents. overnight rains combined with rushing floodwaters have entire cities, school districts and businesses shut down again today. president obama has responded by signing an emergency declaration for all of colorado, in the meantime thousands are forced to seek higher ground or have been ordered to stay put in their homes but travel is dangerous as huge sections of roads have washed away. flash flood warnings remain in effect until further notice. >> never seen anything like this. this is just mind-boggling. >> george howell is in boulder, colorado, this morning with more. good morning, george. >> reporter: carol, good
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morning. so you look around, you know the rain has stopped for the moment and you can see what's left over on this road, all of the debris that's been pushed down the road. we know that more rain is expected later today. we know that the water that you see now will continue to cut off neighborhoods. this situation remains volatile out here. boulder creek were warned to get to higher ground for fear of this. fast-moving water, carrying dangerous debris, steadily rising. emergency crews struggled with relentless rain throughout the night, as historic flooding has devastated the area around boulder, colorado, rescuers spent thursday evacuating the worst-hit neighborhoods, getting people and pets to safety. in the small town of lyons, officials describe the scene as a 500-year flood, many residents were urged to stay in their home, dramatic scenes played out across the region, like this one in aurora, a partially submerged car and a woman stranded on top.
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this firefighter came to her aid. the entire neighborhood of erie evacuated, fire crews saving precious lives. >> we have declared disaster and requesting emergency declaration from fema. >> reporter: this washed out road in jefferson county left residents in jamestown completely cut off from the world, no roads and spotty communication. double began wednesday night after an unusually powerful storm dumped more than a half a foot of rain in a 19-hour period. you can hear flood sirens blaring in this video taken by a student at the university of colorado. in this video, water raging from boulder creek gushed on to campus. thursday, two people were rescued from this horrific scene, trucks twisted and dangled over rushing water, and then this heart-pounding rescue, a man trapped in an overturned car for more than an hour.
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it was a race against the clock, rescuers finally pulling him to dry land. >> fortunately the windows were up and they had a good air pocket in the vehicles and we were able to break the window and get him out. >> reporter: a lot of people are dealing with this as best they can. one situation the other day at the corner of 16th and lyons, or 16th and iris i should say right there we saw this family doing everything they could, they brought buckets, they brought boards trying to stop this flow of water from getting into their home. it's one of those things where you see people coming out, fighting the good fight, doing the best they can but this situation remains dangerous especially with more rain expected. >> the best thing i see in your shot is that car turning around and avoiding the water. thank goodness he's going the other way. it was happening right behind you, george. good idea, mr. driver. thank you, george howell.
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go ahead. >> reporter: thanks. well, i was going to say we saw some of that earlier, i actually saw a car going through here on "new day" and it's one of those things where people are advised to stay away from this, but they still do it anyway. it's very dangerous, the officials warn them not to. remember when you go into standing water you don't know how high it is. you can find yourself in a dangerous spot. >> people appear to be listening. another car is turning around you. george howell reporting live from boulder colorado. >> reporter: that's smart. famous board walk destroyed again, the new jersey boardwalk in seaside heights was rebuilt and reopened on memorial day but now it's a charred mess, after a massive fire swept through seaside park. flames spread over four blocks, hundreds of fire fighters from dozens of towns battled nine hours to get that fire under control. 50 businesses are either damaged or destroyed. don lemon is in seaside heights,
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new jersey, this morning. good morning, don. >> reporter: good morning, carol. what a mess. that's the only way to describe it and how sad, they just opened. one business owner i interviewed had just opened his business in july, carol, after sandy, and then now this. and i had a chance, i want you to see this, this is exclusive video of that business, and also one of the fire trenches that they had to dig, just like they're dealing with a forest fire, in order to stop that fire from eating up more of the boardwalk. take a look. >> this is the trench that they dug from lincoln avenue here in seaside heights, they dug this so that the fire wouldn't go any further, the same thing they do with the wildfires to try to hold it back. and there is the board walk, they're still putting out hot spots down that board walk. in is what's left of john's business.
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not much here to salvage. >> reporter: not much for him to salvage, not much for any business owner here to salvage. the reason they're treating it as a wildfire, the forest fire because the winds are high, upwards of 30 miles an hour, the first trench they dug didn't hold, so they scrambled and went further down the boardwalk and they had to dig another trench, the governor showed up, chris christie, you saw him out here during hurricane sandy, superstorm sandy, so much and as he toured this devastation, as it was going on in its height, we a very real emotional moment. >> i feel like i want to throw up, and that's me. after all the effort and time and resources that we've put in to help the folks at seaside park and seaside heights rebuild, to see this going on, as i said at the top, it's
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unthinkable. i know how i'm feeling. i can only imagine how the residents and business owners in this area are feeling. my heart goes out to them. that's why i'm here to make sure every resource is brought to bear to contain this problem. >> a lot of people are sickened by this, carol, and i just want to tell you the governor was here all day yesterday into the night, over my shoulder here you can see the massive media getting ready, the governor is going to come here in about an hour's time, he may get here sooner and hear all the helicopters, he's going to give a briefing as to what they're going to do next but he says they're going to rebuild, but man, this is devastating after suffering such a loss from sandy, and as people here put it, what sandy didn't take away, this fire certainly did. >> but they got the fighting spirit in new jersey and i know they'll rebuild. >> reporter: they do. >> in the end, it's going to be okay. nobody lost their lives, so that's a good thing. don lemon, thanks so much. a good, constructive talk,
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that's how secretary of state john kerry described negotiations with the russian foreign minister as the two men worked to fight a diplomatic end to the crisis in syria. now in their second day of discussion with a pledge to meet again later this month in new york. before i get to that, though, kind of a bizarre moment today on the way to those talks when the media tried to get a picture of the two diplomats. watch. >> you don't give us orders. >> we'll see you after the meeting, thank you. >> that was the russian foreign minister, he was yelling to photographers trying to take his picture like "you don't control things, i do. you catch the moment, i'm not going to stop to have my picture taken." so you can imagine how tough these negotiations are for secretary of state john kerry. our senior international correspondent matthew chance is in gentlemen know haeva with mo talks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. serg sergey lavrov showing he's a
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tricky customer. i met him several times, very difficult to sit across the negotiating table from him, i imagine. john kerry and sergey lavrov saying a constructive session. they haven't hammered out any final agreement on what syria is going to do to put its chemical weapons under international control but they agreed in principle of course that must happen. it's a question now of how that's going to happen. the big road block at this point is the issue of the threat of force, that the united states believing that the threat of credible threat of force of its forces against syria is the only thing that will really push the syrians w into action. the russians taking the opposite view saying the country can't be expected to disarm if another country is preparing a military strike against it. this is the main obstacle and the talks are continuing with at the moment no briefing, no word on what their outcome may be. >> matthew chance reporting live from gentlemeva this morning.
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joining me is democratic congressman steve israel of new york. good morning, sir. >> thank you for having me on, carol. >> thanks for being on with us. we appreciate it. vladimir putin still getting strong reaction including lots of criticism for his "new york times" op-ed and other questions have popped up like why did the "new york times" give putin a platform anyway? should the paper have done that, congressman? >> well, of course. we have free expression in this country, but free expression is a two-way street and so what i decided to do is test the opposition that free expression is a two-way street and i submitted an op-ed rebutting president putin in "commisant" and a few minutes ago en route to join you we heard it is the intention of that newspaper to translate my op-ed and run it on monday. we'll see whether to t runs. i'm optimistic that the russians agree that free speech is a
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two-way street and we'll see if that free speech dead ends between now and monday. >> you talked about american exceptionalism in the column you wrote for the russian magazine. can you tell us what you said? >> yes, here was my point to the russian people, i disagree with president putin's criticism in the american view of our exceptionalism. as an american i hold dear that exceptionalism. i also know this, that our two countries have been exceptional on many different things. we defeated naziism, we explored space together, and if president putin can now turn words in an op-ed into deed, if he can now work with us to create an international way of containing and controlling syria's chemical weapons capability, that would be one more exceptional thing that our two countries have done together but deed is a heck of a lot different than word. >> yes. i know that secretary of state john kerry and the russian foreign minister talked about a
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timetable. secretary kerry didn't like the timetable that the russians laid out. also of course the most pressing thing on the table right now are military strikes. the united states doesn't want to take that off the table, the russians do. what do you think needs to be done? >> well, i think that we have to continue to vet the russia proposal out. we have to put it in a pressure cooker and make sure it can withstand the pressure. secretary kerry and minister lavrov will continue to talk. next week the united nations is expected to present its report on syria's use of chemical weapons, and those are two very important benchmarks. at that point we should make an assessment on where we go from there. >> can you guess at a conclusion? because nobody much can right now. everything seems so up in the air and kind of messy and kind of scary frankly. >> we have learned one thing about this process from the russians and from the syrians that the only thing that you can predict is the unpredictable and we have an obligation to make
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sure that we are not allowing countries to use chemical weapons, not only against their own citizens but to threaten our core interest. that has to be the strategic objective. how we get there remains fluid. >> congressman steve israel of new york, thank you very much for joining thus morning. >> thank you, carol. still to come in "the newsroom" the bronze is back. lance armstrong returning his medal from the 2000 olympics. and amazing pictures direct from lake michigan. on guard in turkey, ivan watson on the ground where u.s. patriot missiles and soldiers are ready. and brothers in arms, the mannings, kane versus abel, battle on the field, the game search waiting for. "newsroom" is back after a break. huh...fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. yep, everybody knows that.
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to hurt the u.s. economy. nic robertson is in beirut, lebanon, with more on this. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, carol. no surprise in many ways that aman al zawahiri would release an audio message, close to the anniversary of 9/11. leaders always like to do this, know this is a time when they get attention and can get the message out to their audience. he said al qaeda operatives should land a large strike on america, he said, even if it takes years of patience. he said that the boston bombing was an example of that p interesting, because in the past he's also talked about low mole and small type attacks, al qaeda's sympathizers and supporters know what they should do. the thrust of his message and quoted from the video message, not audio, quoting from it, "we should bleed america economically by provoking it to continue its massive expenditure on its security, for the weak
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point of america is its economy which has already begun to stagger due to the military and security expenditure." he is trying to target the economy by terror attacks that will cause people to spend more money on making sure they're safe. that was his message this time, carol. >> gotcha. it wasn't al qaeda, it was the taliban claiming responsibility for an attack outside a u.s. consulate in afghanistan. can you tell us more about that, nic? >> reporter: yes, that was an attack in the early hours of the morning, 5:00 or 7:00, the numbers are unclear, people, attackers came, small weapons supported by a large truck-borne bomb, that blew off the gates of the compound. two policemen and a local security official were injured. the taliban have claimed responsibility. harat in the east of afghanistan, close to iran, iran
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has supported the taliban, given them weapons and money and this time of course because of the situation in syria, because iran supports bashar al assad in syria and iran is opposed to u.s. strikes in syria, tension between the united states and iran and right on the border of iran this u.s. consulate gets attacked in the early hours of the morning, carol. >> nic robertson reporting live from beirut this morning. in 140 characters or less, what the twitter i-peal might mean for you. we'll talk about that next. clients are always learning more
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big news came via a little tweet. twitter will file for an initial public offering and investors are hoping the payoff will be better than just 140 characters. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange with more on this. good morning, alison. >> good morning, carol. would you expect twitter to deliver this news in any other way? yes. in fact, it went under that 140 character limit and made it 135. look at the tweet, twitter tweeted, "we've confidentially
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submitted an s-1 to the sec for an ipo." the media went wild. minutes later another tweet from twitter "now back to work." after facebook went public fitter was expected to come next. it is a good time for technology ipos. look at facebook and linkedin, both hit record high this is week but there are concerns about twitter and here's why. analysts are out there wondering what kind of staying power does twitter have, meaning does it have long-term, does it have a long-term growth plan? also it has the same problem as facebook, how is twitter going to make money off its tweets? sure it has the promoted tweets, those tweets sponsored by advertisers but how successful are they? the problem is we don't know the answers. >> we don't know so many things because twitter's i.p.o. filing is confidential. are they holding something back? is this normal? >> it is normal. although this is more of a health filing, it's legit because it was because of a law
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that passed last year letting companies go public without having to disclose all this paperwork, there's less pressure to reveal financial data and gives the companies a chance to work out the kinks in private. you look at how traditional ipos, companies have had to show the accounting going back three years, a new way for companies to test the waters to get an idea of investor interest without having the eye beales look at the public scrutiny. on the other hand it makes it you have iter for investors to know how many shares are going to be sold or what the pricing is going to look like. so don't ask me when the public debut is aware. >> many thanks. dream deflated. jonathan trapp, trying to minimum rick the pixar film "up" did not make it. he took off from maine early yesterday morning with 370 balloons. he was the first person to cross
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the english channel with a balloon cluster like this. five people have died trying to do something like this to cross the atlantic. trapp's trip to europe was supposed to take about a week when he landed late last night. trapp tweeted "hmm, this doesn't look like france." trappe is a 39-year-old i.t. guy from north carolina displaying from the adventure of mr. frederickson, russell and their talking dog. >> my master has made me talk so i may talk. squirrel! >> i like that. that was just an excuse to show that. i love doug. trape spent two years preparing for his flight. if he landed in the ocean he had a small lifeboat to help his survive. who knows he may try, try, try again. still to come in "cnn newsroom," tragedy again on the new jersey shore as a famous boardwalk damaged by superstorm sandy goes up in flames. hear governor chris christie's reaction to this charred necessary.
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yes, i'm talking about christmas in september. ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ "newsroom" starts now. good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. the jersey shore just can't win, just as it was recovering from sandy, a raging fire destroyed much of its iconic boardwalk. this is seasight park the fire started here and spread to a neighboring town. 50 businesses destroyed or damaged. governor chris christie tweeting my heart goes out to everyone in seaside. hours later, the governor spoke. >> this is obviously just an unthinkable situation, for us to be standing here and watching this, what's going on, behind all of you, is just unthinkable. as i was driving in from route 37, well before the bridge onto
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the barrier island, could you see the smoke moving rapidly north, rapidly, and that just tells you how brisk these winds are and that's what's spreading the fire and we're hoping through the digging of the trench there and the fight of the fire at lincoln avenue that we're going to be able to contain there. also, with the front coming through, that will change the winds as well, which i think will be a help. i said to my staff i feel like i want to throw up. and that's me. after all the effort and time and resources that we've put in to help the folks at seaside park and seaside heights rebuild, to see this going on, as i said at the top, it's just unthinkable so i know how i'm feeling. i can only imagine how the residents and business owners in this area are feeling. my heart goes out to them, that's why i'm here to make sure that every resource is brought to bear to contain this problem, and listen, this is us, so as soon as this is over we'll pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and we'll get back to work. >> there is a bit of good news here, there were no reports of
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injuries or deaths, and we're going to hear from the governor live in the next hour of "newsroom." we'll of course bring his speech to you. stories we're watching in "the newsroom" at 32 minutes past the hour the national guard is evacuating the entire town of lyon, colorado, after flooding described as biblical. in 30 minutes the governor of colorado will bring an update on the situation. flash flood warning remains in place for boulder creek as more rain is forecast across the region. in the meantime president obama is responding to the flooding in colorado. he has signed an emergency order to help get federal assistance to the state. a georgia teen will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of killing a 13-month-old boy. 18-year-old demarcus elkins was spared the death penalty because he was 17 years old when he shot the infant in march while trying to rob the child's mother. not to be outdone by walmart
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and kmart, toys "r" us announced its hot holiday list. the store says it's bringing back lay-away, which doesn't seem like a bad idea when you hear their top toy pick is 400 bucks. you got to be kidding. alison kosik is at the new york -- what is this toy? >> you don't want to spend $400 on a toy for a 9-year-old? what? that doesn't make sense? this is called, yeah, that toy by the way, i don't know if we can show you what it is, a $400 crazy kart, razr makes it, it goes sideways, spins in place t swirls all over the place, a lot of fun, i against it's worth $400. if you're looking to buy something for a younger kid one of the top toys is the deluxe get better checkup center, walmart had that one on its list of hot toys as well, and doc mcstuffins, a big hit last year. also the uglies, these are weird looking but these are interactive dogs, they bark,
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growl, snarl, snore, when they're left alone, oh this sounds like fun. if you want the full list check out cnnmoney.com. lot of stores are getting their toy list out, announcing holiday lay-away and so far we're hearing from toys "r" us, walmart and kmart. kmart is airing christmas commercial this is week. there's a $580 billion potential in holiday spending on the line for retailers and the earlier stores can tap into that the better. and guess what? there's a market for it, this early shopping i'm talking about, the national retail federation says 19% said last year they started holiday shopping in september or earlier. forget halloween, forget thanksgiving, go right over to christmas and don't forget hanukkah, coming as i said yesterday before thanksgiving this year. >> i remember. >> don't forget. i'm waiting to are my gift. >> i know you are. i won't be buying you one of those $400 razr things. >> come on, looks like so much fun. >> not. alison kosik, thanks so much.
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still to come in "the newsroom" a plan to make walmart pay higher wages, and washington, d.c., has been ix ne'd but the city could force the retailer to pay up. we'll talk about that next.
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the mayor of washington vetoed a bill that would have forced walmart and other big retailers to pay a minimum wage of $12.50 an hour. $4 more than the regular minimum wage. mayor vin vent gray called it a job killer. it dropped walmart's plan to build several more stores in the city. come tuesday the city council could change everything and possibly override the mayor's veto. joining me is david french senior vice president of the national retail federation. good morning, david. >> good morning. >> is this a win?
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>> this is a big win. the city council, the district council gave the mayor a tough choice between jobs and special interests and the mayor close job chose jobs. >> what it would happen if the d.c. city council overrode the veto? >> i think several retailers would halt plans to come into the district and open up new stores in some of the neighborhoods in the district that are probably the least well served by retail. >> did the workers, did the city council have any point in all at wanting people who worked at walmart to make a bit more money? >> well, the crisis that many communities around the country face is really a crisis because there aren't enough jobs and the mayor made the right decision. there were 4,000 jobs at stake in the district of columbia and the mayor said he wasn't going to put those jobs at risk. >> well, you know, people argue this all the time. last year walmart made, what, $17 billion in profit, it ranked number one on the fortune 500.
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lot of people say don't you think walmart and other retailers like it can afford to pay its employees a little more? >> the best medicine is more jobs. the communities around the country have unemployment, real unemployment that's closer to 12%, because there's so many long-term unemployed who have given up looking for work and making it harder for employers, large and small, to create numbers is not going to solve that problem. >> doesn't that make it easier for employers to pay employees less? why not take a low paying job where you might have to get food stamps to supplement your income? >> there are a lot of myths about the minimum wage and there's certainly, really aren't that many employees making minimum wage. most retailers pay above the minimum wage as it is, but let's focus on the problem that is keeping the economy growing too slowly and this is too few jobs. >> the starbucks ceo howard
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schulz, i'll give you this as an example "prove sit a shallow goal, if it doesn't have a real purpose and the purpose has to be share the profits with others." that is howard schultz's philosophy, certainly not the philosophy of other retailers. what is their philosophy, if it's not that? >> well, i think you're focused on the wrong question. the question is, retailers likal mart want to open up stores and create jobs. there are 4,000 jobs in the district of columbia at stake and the mayor zntd' want to put the jobs ats risk. >> back to my question, walmart will make a bunch of money doing this, that's why it's moving into the d.c. area. why not share the profits with others and if that's not your philosophy, what is? are you beholden to the shareholders then? >> the best solution for wage growth is to create more jobs than workers. right now we have a situation
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with too few jobs and too many workers, 12% of the u.s. workforce is really unemployed, not the nominal level of 7.5%. so we need to get the workers back to work and making it more expensive to create each additional job is not going to solve that problem. >> i'll go back to this again, this was the big argument in washington, d.c., because the workers are making what they call a low wage, some experts say walmart's low wages actually cost taxpayers millions of dollars, a study from february ensures walmart workers in massachusetts are in state health insurance plans that costs taxpayers $14 million a year. does that seem perfectly right to you? >> again, the mayor really hit the nail on the head when he talked about this in his veto message and pointed out this law would have only affected a very small sliver of the workforce in
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the district of columbia and it was discriminatory toward a few large employers. that's not a living wage, that's not a solution to any problem, and again it would have put jobs and consumers both d.c. residents and consumers would have been the losers if this had become law. >> i hear you and i'm sure many people agree. the bottom line if only 30% of america has a college degree and the rest of america doesn't and it has to find jobs in big retail stores, should they just accept what they get and that's okay? >> carol, again, one of the myths about the minimum wage is that there are a lot of workers making the minimum wage. there aren't. the percentage -- >> they're not making much above it. >> the percentage of hourly workers in the u.s. workforce making minimum wage is or below is 5.2%. in 1979, the percentage of workers making minimum wage or below was more like 13%.
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so the u.s. economy has changed. >> come on, we're talking about apples and oranges. if you made what an average worker makes at walmart would you comfortable raising a family of four on that sally? >> again, most of the workers -- zlsh. >> would you, david french? >> when i started my job in the district of columbia 25 years ago. >> right now in your life now. >> when i started my job in the district of columbia 25 years ago i wasn't making much more than the minimum wage. >> neither was i but i wasn't raising a family of four then either. >> right and most people are not. >> i'd have to argue with you there but we'll leave it there. david french, thanks so much for being with me. >> thank you. here's what's all new on the next hour of "newsroom" the first lady ignites controversy again over, water? >> it's as simple as that. drink more water. >> michelle obama says more water could give you more energy and focus but her new campaign's
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even as washington holds off on a vote to possibly strike syria, hundreds of american troops are standing about any turkey ready to pull the trigger if syria attacks its neighbor. cnn's ivan watson takes you on a tour. >> reporter: as the debate rages in the u.s. over whether or not to attack the syrian government, it's worth reminding people that, for the past eight months, there have been about 300 u.s. soldiers stationed here near the tushish boreer did city of gazantiev near syria. their job is to man anti-patriot missile batteries, they do that by running this radar device here. if it detects a threat coming from syria, namely a missile, then theoretically the u.s. soldiers could then fire patriot missiles from these launchers deployed here along this
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hillside, so basically shoot the enemy missile out of the sky with another missile. and they've been tasked with the mission of defending this turkish city of gazantiev here with a population of 1.4 million civilians. >> we're protecting against any type of tactical ballistic missile or rocket attack that may come from the country of syria. our presence here is to deter such an attack and if that attack does come, defeat any such attack on our asset. >> reporter: this battalion was deployed along with similar patriot missile battalions from germany and the netherlands. they were all sent basically to help protect turkey, an i'll lie in the nato military alliance at the end of last year after a series of deadly cross-border incidents in which turkish civilians were killed by fire coming across the border from syria. the possibility that chemical
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weapons were used on a massive scale around damascus in recent weeks has only raised the potential threat level, not only to turkey but also to jordan, another ally of the u.s. in the middle east. the u.s. officers we've talked to her say these are designed to protect against potential chemical weapons threats if a syrian scud surface-to-surface missile was carrying a warhead, that should help the 1.4 million citizens of this turkish city sleep a little more soundly at night. ivan watson, cnn, gazantiev, turkey. still to come in the newsroom, a lesson to all young football players, hold on to the ball. this is something this college football player needs to relearn. [ maragno ] if the car was invented today,
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thursday night, nfl, the new england patriots hold off the new york jets for the win but boy was it an ugly game that turned really ugly at the end. joe carter is here with the bleacher report. it was ugly, carol. the jets had a chance to win but they hurt themselves by turning the ball over four times against the patriots. speaking of the patriots, this is probably as ugly as we've ever seen a tom brady offense play. the receivers were totally out of sync, they dropped several
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passes. you can see the frustration on brady's face. this sums it up, the patriots offense had more punts than first downs. geno smith did show flashes of solid play but in the fourth quarter he threw three interceptions, the last coming during a potential comeback drive. there you have it, the frustration boiling over at the end of the game. a big scrum after a late hit. the patriots win a sloppy game, 13-10. in the college game it was tcu, texas tech, a huge mental mistake almost cost the red raiders the win. d'andre washington celebrates just a tad too soon and drops the ball right before he crosses the goal line. so no touchdown. if you remember, this happened a week ago in the nfl. the bronco did the same thing against the ravens. the broncos would go on to win this game and texas tech would win that game last night. both made huge mistakes but were bailed out. trending this morning on bleacherreport.com, it's the most anticipated rematch,
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alabama against number six texas a & m. last year, the ledge gend of jo football was born when they went in to tuscaloosa and beat alabama. a chance tomorrow to prove that last year's within was not a fluke. believe it or not, peyton and eli manning make more than hilarious directv commercials. they play sunday in manning bowl iii. >> let me ask you a question. >> it is unique. you take a moment it realize it is special but once the game gets started, all week, the focus is on their defense and you can go out there and play. >> it is neat to see your big brother on the sideline, seeing him before the game. those moments are the things you remember. >> all right. coming up in our next hour, our colleague rachel nichols will sit down with eli manning. eli says how proud he is of peyton because he's doing so well after what was a scary neck
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injury. we heard a lot about the neck injuries and surgeries but really the family kept a lot of the details hush hush, because it was a tough recovery process for paten to come back from that. >> peyton is well and i bet eli wants to beat him. joe carter, thanks so much. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" after a break. thank you orville and wilbur... ...amelia... neil and buzz: for teaching us that you can't create the future... by clinging to the past. and with that: you're history. instead of looking behind... delta is looking beyond. 80 thousand of us investing billions... in everything from the best experiences below... to the finest comforts above. we're not simply saluting history... we're making it.
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happening now in the "newsroom," flood emergency. >> how high the creek was, how fast it was, how muddy it was. and how dangerous it was, it freaked us out. >> entire towns stranded, thousands evacuated and some of the worst flooding colorado has ever seen. and --
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>> i feel like i want to throw up. i know how i'm feeling. i can only imagine how the residents and business owners in this area are feeling. >> forced to rebuild yet again. not even a year after sandy, a massive fire devastates most of an iconic boardwalk in new jersey. the first lady ignites controversy over water. she's asking people to drink just one more glass of water a day and the critics are lashing back. plus -- >> we support each other. we want each other to play well each year. >> the countdown is on, manning versus manning, this sunday, but no trash talk between these two brothers before what could be their final matchup. the second hour of "newsroom" starts now. good morning, i'm carol costello.
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flooding in colorado is being called biblical. when you see the pictures i don't you will understand why. record rainfall has turned towns into islands, walls of water 20 feet high traveled swift through through mountain canyons. now that the sun is up, the colorado national guard is starting to evacuate the entire town of lyons, colorado, all 2,000 residents. overnight rains combined with rushing floodwaters have cities, school districts and businesses shut down again today. president obama has responded by signing an emergency declaration providing federal assistance for colorado. in the meantime, thousands are forced to seek higher ground or have been ordered to stay in their homes, travel is dangerous as huge sections of roads have washed away. flash flood warnings do remain in effect until further notice. let's talk about this. ryan huff is the spokesperson for the university of colorado police. good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> ryan, characterize the situation for us.
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>> where i'm standing right now is a couple miles from campus. obviously this looks pretty bad. i want to reassure parents and others watching from across the country that the campus is in relatively good shape. we do have some property damage to buildings, about 25% of our buildings have some form of water damage, either in the basements or other areas but the students are fine. we don't have any reports of missing persons and for the thousands of residents who were on campus last night, they were playing video games, ping-pong, they're doing fine. we only have one injury, operate minor from a few das ago. otherwise everything's okay. >> i understand some students at the height of some of this flash flooding were taking instagram picture and the university had to put a stop to that. what are you telling students? >> obviously this is something they probably haven't seen before. this is a very unique event to happen. it's understandable why they'd be interested in this but they're putting their own lives at risk, you know, these flash
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floodwaters can sweep people up quickly. so we urge them don't go down to the creek. >> we're taking a look at some of the pictures. it looks like they're walking through a parking garage or a building. a tunnel? >> i'm not sure which pictures you're looking at. we did have one of the underpasses in our area that flooded a couple feet. we're urging people don't go near the creek, don't go in the underpasses that are flooded. it's dangerous out there. stay inside your residence halls. it's fine there. we have plenty of food at the dining halls. if you don't go near the creek you'll be okay. >> any idea when things could get back to normal? >> you know, we haven't decided when campus will re-open. we are closed today. we were closed yesterday. the chancellor and the cabinet are meeting on that now to decide when it will be safe to re-open campus. our facilities management crews are working very hard to pump water out of some of the
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basements and other areas, but we hope in the near future to re-open campus. >> all right. ryan huff, good luck to you. spokesman for the university of colorado police department. thank you. all right. you're looking at a podium right now on the colorado governor, governor hickenlooper is expected to speak at any moment. he'll bring us up to date on what's going on in colorado. as you can see, dangerous conditions persist there. when the governor approaches the podium, we'll take a bit of his remarks live. for more on the rain and when it might stop, let's go to indra petersons. >> what's so incredible here, carol, many places around this region have 15 to 20 inches of rain in the entire we're -- year. let's take a look at how much rain they've seen since monday. colorado springs, almost 15 inches of rain. jamestown, over 7 inches of rain. this is incredible amount of rain in such a short period of
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time as far as the forecast today. yes, we have warnings of course in colorado. we still have that flooding occurring. but a lot of watches in new mexico. there's a reason for a change in the forecast. yesterday, we had all these winds coming out of the south, producing all this southerly moisture, reaching far north into colorado. today we'll see a hint of a shift. keep in mind yesterday, we saw the upslope. it enhanced the amount of rain that came out of that. that's the reason we saw that heavy rain. that shift will happen today, the low will move off to the east. you get westerly inwoulds. we're not going to see that rain as far north as into colorado. still expected to be out there but not as high. new mexico should get 2 to 4 inches of rain. any more rain that has too much is never a good thing. >> you've got that right. indra petersons, thanks so much. a famous boardwalk damaged by superstorm sandy is destroyed again. it was memorial day when the new jersey boardwalk in seaside heights re-opened. now it's a charred mess following a massive, raging fire. flames spread over four blocks,
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hundreds of firefighters from dozens of towns battled for nine hours to get this fire under control. 50 businesses are either damaged or destroyed. don lemon is in seaside park, new jersey this morning. good morning, don. >> reporter: good morning. the investigators tell me, listen, i don't have a small hand. they're saying embers as big as or bigger than my hand were flying into the air here. they didn't know where they were going to land. because of hurricane sandy, superstorm sandy that caused so much damage, some of these fire pumps right here weren't working properly because of hurricane damage. they had to bring in giant up -- pumps, giant hoses and had to pump in water from the bay, which is a mile that way in order to get the fire out. take a look right here. this is what they're doing now. they're still trying to put out some of the hot spots on the boardwalk here. and just a short time ago, carol, i got a chance to go on the boardwalk with one of those
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business owners right near one of those fire trenches where it was dug. here's what i saw. >> this is the trench that they dug from lincoln avenue in seaside heights. they dug this so the fire wouldn't go any further. it's the same thing they do with a wildfire, to try to hold it back. and there's the boardwalk. they're still putting out hot spots down the boardwalk. this is what's left of john's business. not much here to salvage. >> reporter: not much to salvage but, again, at least four blocks here, maybe as many as six blocks, 50 businesses, completely gone. this boardwalk is really demolished here. the fire is not out but it is contain. you can see, again, they're working on some of the hot spots. just a short time, carol, while you're on the air here, they're
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setting up here for governor chris christie. he will be holding a press briefing in just about 20 minutes if he shows up on time and we will bring you any information that comes out of that. carol, back to you. >> we appreciate that. don lemon reporting live this morning. in geneva, talks continue between the united states and russia as secretary of state john kerry and the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov worked to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis in syria. kerry is underscoring the seriousness of these discussions. >> expectations are high. they are high for the united states, perhaps even more so for russia to deliver on the promise of this moment. this is not a game. >> we'll have more on the situation over syria in just a second. we want to take you back live to colorado where governor john hickenlooper is talking about
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the devastating flooding. let's listen. >> to make sure those people who are at risk are addressed. we did get a break last night, we're very grateful, to fema, federal emergency management agency, as well as the department of homeland security and the white house. i was talking to people in the white house at 8:00 last night trying to make sure they could get our emergency declaration signed at night so we could keep people working around the clock and they did that. we were very grateful that the rest of the country recognizes when you're, you know, when you need help they're willing to reach out. again, we're getting -- continuing to get calls of support from neighboring states. we are in the process now of recognizing what types of assets we need in terms of doing the assessment once this rain begins to recede. we certainly are going to need help with the recovery.
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we have a website, i think a lot of people are aware of this but it's called helpcoloradonow.org. so people go online to helpcoloradonow.org. they can make contributions to the -- whether it's red cross or which of the emergency organizations are there. people can direct their money quite specifically. i think that, at this moment, is much more useful than people providing coats or perishable food oreg other support. let me see what else we have here. we'll have a video conference with fema at 10:30 to try and, again, tighten down some of the assessments. i did talk to the acting director of the department of homeland security this morning. and they are committed, again, to provide all the support we could possibly need and make sure we get people out of harm's way.
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the one overriding thing i tell -- try to say every single time we speak is stay out of your vehicle, if possible. stay home if your home is in a safe place. obviously if you're being told to evacuate, you need to ev evacua evacuate. be ready, be prepared for whatever your local management emergency officials are telling you. any response to a natural disaster always starts locally. they are going to be the best informed. but most of our injuries often in these types of disasters, fatalities occur with people trying to walk through -- get from their car, walk through what looks like maybe a foot or two feet of water. it looks harmless. you have to recognize this water is filled with debris and sand. it is almost like liquid cement. even just a foot and a half of water can knock people over and you can be swept away. it's much different than normal
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water you see going down a mountain stream. we're asking people to be exceptionally careful and to, if at all possible, stay off the roads. the colorado department of transportation has issued a central traffic only restriction. that's for jefferson, larimer, boulder and clear creek counties. we're having trouble getting emergency management vehicles around. the congestion has been such. so we're trying to get people at least for a couple hours to stay off the roads. so that we can get help to where it most needs to be. i've got a bunch of our cabinet members here. i don't know where they all snuck off to. we're going to go out to the affected areas in el paso county, boulder county, and make sure that we're providing direct support wherever we can. again, our local first responders have done a remarkable job. and when you look at -- some of
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the work that's being done all up along this, it's about 150 miles worth of the front range, it should make every coloradan proud. these folks, these men and women have been out there, a lot working close to 24-hour shifts, and have, you know, done a remarkable job. any questions? >> governor -- there are a lot of people living in areas where they thought it would never flood. and, therefore, they did not take out a flood insurance ryder. what do we say to those people about what resources might be available. >> we're in the process and we're seeking an expedited process to -- is it expedited? yes. to get this as a declaration of a major disaster, presidential declaration. that will free up some money, although, again, how that works out is -- there's a very complex
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framework, matrix of information we have to collect. that's a big part of the response to a major disaster like this is making sure we get all the information together as we submit those requests. certainly i have not seen final numbers for the accumulation of -- you probably know this more than i. i have not seen it, the total rain. it has got to be the largest storm i can imagine in the state's history. >> with so much happening right now, resources are spread out, this morning, is there a top priority? is there one that's becoming more urgent. >> i think we have the evacuations. making sure we get everybody, especially the elderly out of lyons, we have an evacuation going on in commerce city. those evacuations are the highest priority. we're trying to keep an
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assessment, an active assessment with each of the local first responders. saying where do you need help and how urgent is it? how can we get you more resources? partly what we need is the rain to stop, right? >> what is the plan for those areas, is it to evacuate. >> in the flat lands, off the front -- >> we're seeing more flooding in certain parts of aurora, north metro area, people's basements. it doesn't appear to be, you know, in most cases -- i shouldn't say -- i won't make a blanket statement but in most cases it doesn't appear to be a threat to life. i don't think they're in most cases talking about evacuations outside of the few that i mentioned. doesn't mean people shouldn't go down in their basement and look. you can imagine someone who's got their lifetime of photographs they've stored in
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the basement. they just weren't thinking, they were distracted by the storm they went down and all of a sudden they have six inches of water and it takes those memories from them. there's a level of preparedness that everybody should go through and, you know, check their house out, make sure everything is okay. >> all right. we're going to pull away from this news conference. this is colorado governor john hickenlooper. you may notice he's on crutches. he just had hip surgery. that's why he's on crutches. you heard many people in colorado who have suffered through flooding have never had flooding in their homes before, they don't have insurance. thousands and thousands of people have been affected by the floodwaters. if you want to help out folks in colorado, go to cnn.com/impact. we'll explain it all there. and you can reach out to our friends in colorado. we'll be right back with more in the "newsroom." over 20 million drivers are insured with geico. so get a free rate quote today. i love it! how much do you love it?
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u.s. secretary of state and his russian counterpart, sergey lavrov being characterized by both sides as pretty constructive. they're talking about how best to get syria's chemical weapons under international control and eventually to decommission. there's a lot of agreement as to that's what should be done but principle disagreement in how it should be done. should the u.s. continue to hang the threat of military action over syria, the u.s. secretary of state saying he thinks he should, because that's the only way, essentially, that syria will do what it says it's going to do, decommission those weapons. the russians have a different view, they're big allies of the regime in damascus. they want the threats over syria lifted because they say it's unreasonable for a country to disarm while another country, the united states, is planning a military attack against them. that's what they're discussing
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now, how to get over the breakthrough and get to the point where syria is decommissioning those chemical weapons. >> the talks will continue in geneva but at some point they'll stop. the two men meet again in new york later this month, right? >> reporter: that's right. but that's on a slightly different issue. they'll be meeting on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly in new york to discuss the possibility of convening a peace conference for a general political settlement to the conflict in syria. now, the russians on the one hand say that process should continue in parallel these chemical weapons talks. but the americans seem to have made it contingent on progress here, saying that essentially we'll see how these talks go, to see if we can talk about setting a date for a general peace conference later on. so there's some distance between the two sides on that issue, too. >> matthew chance, reporting live from geneva this morning. thanks so much. still to come on the "newsroom," first lady michelle obama trying to get americans to drink water but some say the claims she's making about the
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in just about five minutes we'll take you back to seaside heights, new jersey. you see the podium set up in front of the fire trucks. the governor of new jersey, chris christie is going to give remarks and assess the damage here after that massive boardwalk fire damaged or destroyed 50 businesses in seaside heights and neighboring town when the governor begins speaking we'll take you back to seaside heights. but first, first lady michelle obama has made a healthier america her mission. now she's trying to drink more water. one extra glass of water per day. now some experts are saying michelle obama is overselling the benefits of water. joining me now, senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. everything's controversial. >> i know. even water. >> even water is controversial. it's interesting, this criticism is coming from -- hold on a
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minute. water is healthy. but is it exactly what she says it is? let's take a listen. first lady michelle obama launches a new seemingly innocuous health campaign. >> you're going to drink something. >> she wants i don't you to drink more water. >> drink just one more glass of water a day and you can make a real difference for your health, your energy in the way that you feel. >> reporter: advice she says that's worked wonders for her family. >> the more water we drank, the better we felt. >> reporter: that advice caused a splash of controversy. among some experts who say the first lady is just plain wrong. they say most americans are sufficiently hydrated and so an extra glass of water isn't going to increase your energy or make you feel better. >> there's no good evidence that drinking extra water is going to lead to a healthier existence.
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>> reporter: another claim from the first lady that's all wet, according to the experts we talked to. drinking more water helps i don't you have more energy to do more, longer and with better focus. the experts say extra water don't won't do any of those things. >> they decided to sort of support some of these urban myths that have been really debunked over the years. >> reporter: they do applaud the first lady's initiatives on diet and exercise. >> the first lady's health campaign is based on a lot of science. the claims about extra water itself leading to extra health benefits, that's a bit overstated. >> reporter: the bottom line, of course you should stay hydrated and water is better than soda but don't think that one extra glass is going to change your life. >> okay. this confuses me. i have heard my whole life i'm supposed to drink eight glasses of water a day and that will make me healthier? that's not true? >> no, it's not true. you're supposed to stay hydrated
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but that doesn't mean you need to drink eight glasses of water a day. one thing you are supposed to make sure you don't get dehydrated. the doctors tell us as a whole, as a nation we're not a dehydrated people. that's not really our problem. our problem is we're drinking too many sugary drinks. some people have said why didn't she say this golden opportunity and do a campaign to say drink water and don't drink soda. you have to look and see who's supporting, promoting this campaign and it's being promoted by the american beverage association which sells -- >> soda! >> among other things, yes. >> that does kind of make you raise your eyebrow, doesn't it? >> it makes you wonder why she didn't -- the scientists were saying why didn't she fay the opportunity to say drink water, not soda. >> thanks so much. still to come in a newsroom, a new bride accused of pushing her husband off a cliff is now out of jail. and her husband's friends are outraged.
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montana. >> reporter: we got this court docket, an addition to the court docket. there's a meeting being called another hearing by a new judge, this judge calling all the attorneys back into his courtroom, saying they need to re-argue. he's going to decide -- we don't know the timing of it but decide whether or not she should come back into custody before this trial begins. this is just adding to the outrage of people, friends and family, who say they can't believe she was released last night. jordan graham, out of jail, returned home, crouching in her parent's car. probation officers papers in hand spoke with the now infamous bride as she began home confinement as ordered by the judge, a slap in the face to friends of cody johnson. >> i want them to do the right thing. i want justice for cody. >> reporter: the judge released graham, ordering her to electronic monitoring in her parent's home before her second
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degree murder case goes to trial saying she has no criminal history whatsoever and never exhibited tendencies for violence or anger except for the charge that she pushed her husband of just eight days off a cliff, face first in glacier national park, killing him. >> he didn't deserve whatever end she gave him. he never earned anything that jordan did to him. and i disagree with all of my heart at what the justice system is saying is fair. >> reporter: it was just a short time ago that the couple appeared happy and in love in their first dance at their wedding. while the groom's friend describe the bride as having cold feet, elizabeth shay remembers her as a normal brooi bride, excited about her life with johnson. shay is a custom songwriter. the bride hired her to write the lyrics to a song honoring the couple based on interviews she did with them. ♪ everyone wants a safe place to fall ♪ >> i used words like you helped
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many he to climb higher for a better view. you're my safe place to fall. you never let me go. and so now when i hear those words, it's a little creepy. >> eight days later, johnson fell to his death, allegedly pushed by the very bride who danced this prophetic song with him. all right. kyung lah reporting there. we'll take you live to new jersey. as you can see, governor chris christie talking about that big fire on the boardwalk. let's listen. >> the damage extends from lincoln to stockton, about a four-block radius of the boardwalk. businesses have been destroyed. but the damage has been contained to commercial properties only. only exception was a fire that started on a roof of a condominium complex that was very quickly put out. while today the most important part of the job is done and that is the containment of the fire, it is not finished.
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the team on the ground is tackling this one step at a time to ensure that this site is secured and safe. today's job is focused solely on putting out the smoldering that is taking place in small pockets along the boardwalk. that may continue for days as these buildings collapsed, it sometimes hide what they call hot pockets underneath the debris. as that debris begins to remove, those hot spots can flair. for the next number of days we'll have to be vigilant on that. it's a slow and deliberate process as a result. the objective is to make sure no one is put in harm's way and we methodically put out those smoldering pockets. that's the job for today. as part of the process, the folks on the ground are working side by side with the fire investigation team to ensure that evidence is preserved. to that point, i know there are a lot of questions about how this fire started. we don't know yet.
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and it would be irresponsible for any of us to speculate. we need to let the fire investigation team do their job. this team is being headed by the ocean county prosecutor's office. they are the lead investigative agency, working in conjunction with the ocean county fire marshall, the sheriff, the state police arson bomb unit, the new jersey state fire marshall, the camden county prosecutor's office and the federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms. the investigation will likely take days, at which point scene can then be turned over to the property owners. then there will be more work to do and decisions to be made. to that end, i have directed the commissioners of the department of community affairs, banking and insurance, environmental protection and the chief executive officer of the economic development authority to have people from their departments on the scene this weekend to assist businesses and
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local officials on the beginning of the task of demolition, removal and rebuilding. we have endured and begun to come back from the devastation of sandy, we will not let these fires destroy those efforts. the state of new jersey will stand with the local governments and the business owners to restart the rebuilding as soon as possible. yesterday, as i said before, there were over 400 firefighters in seaside. today there are still nearly 100 firefighters on site doing what needs to be done. yesterday, there were nearly 70 fire engines on the ground. coming from ocean, monmouth, burlington, cape may, union, mercer and atlantic counties. police officers from seaside park, seaside heights, tom's river, berkeley and manchester
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were here as well. the new jersey state police is on the ground and air support was provided by the state of new jersey's forest firefighters. the new jersey ems task force was here. and heavy equipment support was given by ocean county. union county sent over the neptune system, a state-of-the-art water delivery system that drew lines of water from the bay at 5,000 to 6,000 gallons a minute and was very helpful in the containment of the fire. to all the men and women, some of whom are behind me, who were here on ground last night, on behalf of the people of new jersey, i say thank you. yesterday we saw what it means to be from our state. we are tough and we stand together in a crisis. to the firefighters, police officers, emts, the volunteers who showed up with coffee and food to help to feed those who were fighting the fires, i want
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to thank you, too. you once again showed what a resilient community seaside park and seaside heights are. you came to help those who were helping you. and you showed your toughness and i appreciate seeing that again. we honor the courage and the service of those people who fought the fire last night. you didn't hesitate when the call went out throughout the entire state to step up and help. when new jerseyians call new jerseyians, they don't think twice. they come to help. that's what it means to be from our state, which is why i know we lost a place that has provided generations of memories to our citizens, we will rebuild, we'll make new memories for our families, because that's what we do. so we stand ready as the state of new jersey to assist in every pay possible and available to take a few questions.
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[ inaudible question ] >> well, as i said yesterday, when i first was advised at what was going on, i was in my weekly sandy rebuilding meeting with members of the sandy rebuilding team when i got passed the information about the fire. and i said to my staff, i really feel like i'm going to throw up. just how much more are people going to be expected to take? it's an emotional toll that it puts on everyone, the people who live here, the business owners, the local officials. and those of us in the state government who have dedicated most of our lives over the 4r569 ten mon -- last ten months to the rebuilding of the jersey shore. i was asked this last night about the emotional toll. it takes an emotional toll but last night i went home, you know, i showered, i went to sleep for a few hours and i don't have the luxury of getting
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tired. this is a job that people gave me to do and i'm here to do it. and so you feel it and then you have to just dismiss it, because we have no choice. we have to rebuild this place. >> governor -- >> i'm not going to speculate and there's no -- nothing -- no import that should be drawn from the identities of the investigators or the number. this is typical. for any fire. we had a fire up another part of the state over labor day weekend, same type of approach. so you should not read anything into that. we honestly have no idea. you know, it's not even 24 hours since the fire started. we have spent most of our time and all of our resources in stopping the fire. and now we turn it over, we turn the scene over -- it's always treated as a crime scene because we don't know what happened. we're going to preserve evidence, we're going to let the ocean county prosecutor's office
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lead the investigation. when they have something to say, they'll say it. we don't have any reason to know anything about why it started. [ inaudible question ] >> we understand that they were riding one of the higher vehicles and that for some reason they fell out of those vehicles. and sustained some head injuries. they've been taken to a trauma unit. as soon as we have more information on them we'll share that with you. two of them, of the three, from what i'm told so far have sustained head injuries. >> we're going to jump out of this. as you can hear, lots more work to be done in seaside park, new jersey and in seaside heights, there are hot spots along the boardwalk that caught fire yesterday. you can see the raging flames and how difficult it was for firefighters to put these flames out. in fact, they're still working on it this morning. that was the governor, chris christie, of new jersey talking
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checking our top stories at 48 minutes past the hour. the taliban is claiming responsibility for an attack outside a u.s. consulate in afghanistan. this morning, a huge explosion went off and u.s. security forces fought off at least seven armed militants. a truck also blew up near the consulate gates causing major damage. there were no u.s. casualties. just one day after 9/11, the leader of al qaeda issued new threats to the united states. group's leader, ayman al zawahiri issued an audio message to rally terrorists. he asked them to attack on american soil and pointed to the boston marathon bombings as an
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example. he also said keep up the threats to the u.s. spends more on security. a rare amoeba has been detected in a louisiana community's water supply. state officials say the amoeba which can cause a fatal brain infection was found in tests of water for st. bernard parish outside of new orleans. they say the water is safe to drink but are warning people not to get the water into their noses. twitter says it plans to go public. fittingly enough, the company made the announcement via tweet. unlike initial public offering filings, twitter can keep some financial information private because it's currently valued at under $1 billion. some analysts think twitter shares could be available for purchase as soon as december. jetblue says it's been experiencing flight delays this morning and blames a system that allows pilots to talk with gate workers as that's what they say is to blame. the airline says flyers should expect delays and be sure to check their flight status online.
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the manning bowl, peyton's denver broncos and eli manning's giants. it's likely to be their last regular season meeting. rachel nichols sat down with eli. she joins with us more. >> you are more likely to be struck by light than to play quarterback in the nfl and face your brother in an nfl game. these guys know how rare an tune they have especially sense a couple years ago, peyton manning had several neck surgeries that seemed briefly that he might not be able to play again. so the fact that he's back on the field and playing well and eli gets to face his big brother once more time, well, the family knows that's special. take a listen. so you're looking new orleans, playing football with your big brother peyton in the front yard, you look up 20 years later and you're playing with him in
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the nfl. >> i'm proud of peyton. we worked hard. we want each other to play well each year. i think just seeing him before the game and shaking his hand and talking for those few minutes are special moments. that's what you'll remember down the road. >> i'm eli manning and i'm a proud ambassador to the little brothers program. >> reporter: you did a great "saturday night live" sketch where you were part of a gang, little brothers of the world getting revenge. >> maybe now you'll learn to treat your little brother with respect, peyton. >> my name's not peyton! >> whatever. >> reporter: there's a joke but maybe there's revenge you can get out in this game for the beatings and teasings you have as a kid. >> i'm not playing defense. i won't get a free shot at him in anyway. peyton has been a great big brother. he's been very supportive. he's helped me in many ways.
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>> reporter: what's the strategy your mom and dad will use to get through this game. >> i think it's an easy strategy. root for the offense, a high-scoring game, maybe a missed extra point loses the game, something like that, where both quarterbacks did everything they could to lead a victory and, you know, something happens where one team loses but it's some sort of a moral victory if that really exists. >> exactly. >> i will say, you and peyton will meet on the field on sunday. you've already met on a grand stage already this season performing a rap video. ♪ly me ask you a question what do do you get when a football gets down with your phone ♪ >> who came out on top of that one? we'll have to see who comes out on top sunday. >> i think we both lost on that one. and hopefully years from now our play will -- playing football will be more viewed than that rap video.
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>> reporter: you know, carol, eli has the lead in super bowls. he has two. peyton's only got one. peyton has beaten him both times they played. it will be an adjustment for these guys. they're not used to being so competitive. they're a tight-knit family. they try to help each other out. they have a special once a week phone call between the two brothers. none of that is happening this week as you can imagine. >> you know what will be really cool if they both hosted "saturday night live" to see them both on stage. that would be awesome. >> they've certainly both done well on the show. peyton is a favorite over at "snl." maybe we'll see the brothers combining there after their careers are over. >> thanks so much. remember that old jingle we wear short-shorts? the reason this father did this, his daughter refused to change out of her own short-shorts
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before the family went out to dinner. the daughter snapped a photo which as you probably guessed went viral. here's what she told cnn earlier about that experience. >> well, it definitely showed me my dad cares lore than i thought he had, if he would go to those lengths to look like that out in public and embarrass himself a little bit to prove a point. >> for his part, her dad wrote on the family blog, some may call him old-fashioned but he's just a dad who really loves his daughter. thank you for joining me today, i'm carol costello. "legal view" with ashleigh banfield after a quick break. ioy and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative,
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this is cnn breaking news. hello, everyone, i'm ashleigh banfield and welcome to the "legal view." it is friday, september 13th. we'll start with this, the breaking news, the images astounding, happening right now in colorado. you might just say flood-ravaged colorado. the town of lyons is under evacuation. little surprise when you look at what's on your television screen, the national guard is transporting about 2,000 people from this town. if you check a map it's about 30 miles north of boulder. boulder is also struggling. this entire area has been overwhelmed, 15 inches of rain has fallen in just four

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