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come out in a different place? i think we would because they're heavyweights, two of the most well respected people in the fourn policy community, and both has had over 50 years of public service to the community. >> thanks very much, david gergen. appreciate it. that's it for me. thanks for watching. i'll be be back 5:00 p.m. eastern "the situation room." newsroom continues right now with brooke baldwin. wolf, thank you. i'm brooke baldwin. we begin today with breaking news. good news for a change. after 36 hours on edge, a teenager and her family are right now reuniting after she was kidnapped from her own home. in what started as this home break-in. lease have now just confirmed they have found 14-year-old ayvani perez. we have learned she's doing just fine. she's being checked out. police have the community to thank as well as folks helping out with social media. >> local, state, and federal
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agents came together, worked together, and were able to bring this young lady home. i also would be remiss if i did not say my thanks to the community. they immediately jumped on social media outlets and spread the word. the word spread very quickly. media responded. thank you for putting out the word in response to the kidnapping as well. >> police and fbi speaking there at the news conference moments ago. we have learned two suspects have been arrested. we know two men broke into this family home around 2:00 in the morning on tuesday. they demanded money. they wanted jewelry from ayvani's mother. when she couldn't meet their demands, this men then shot the family dog and took off with the 14-year-old. i want to go straight to cnn's martin savidge who has been working this since the very beginning. finally, the police chief in clayton county said, this is a good day. >> yeah, he did, brooke. you could tell that they were greatly relieved by all this.
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this is the street that the perez girl lives on. this is the time of day that a lot of kids are coming back into the neighborhood. of course, they have been at school all day long. talking to parents. it's two emotions. of course, they're thrilled to hear that ayvani is alive and well and there's relief because this whole community had been on edge. they have been fearing because no one really knew why this happened. it seemed so random and it was the worst thing that could happen. breaking into a home and stealing a child. that's the most precious thing anybody has. so in this community, a sense of relief and they're waiting to see the family come back and be reunited here. outstanding news was the way that that press conference began. and the tremendous number of people that were involved, you heard the county police chief essentially say they had at least 150 personnel, a mixture of local and federal resources, the gbi, georgia bureau of investigation, fbi, homeland security, and a number of other assets they wouldn't even talk
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about because they were sensitive in nature. there was a lot of federal and local law enforcement brought to bear very quickly in this investigation. but now, so many more questions, brooke. you know, what happens to the other two men who were the ones depicted in the drawings? they're not in custody. how big did this case go? and it would seem at least from the initial reading we're getting that this was not a random act, but authorities really wouldn't go into any detail. >> here's the question because we heard from police and fbi minutes ago. they said, yes, they have these two people in custody, but he continued saying this is still an open investigation. they're still looking for other possible suspects, correct? >> they are. and you know, just reading some of who they have in custody, one is a mexican national. that sounds interesting because, of course, it's not a person from georgia. then there's another person from atlanta who is in custody. you have two people there, plus the two people who allegedly broke into the home, and apparently they're not in custody. this becomes a larger crime, as
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it were, and seems to be more premeditated than, say, a break-in of opportunity, if you could call it that. that's always been something that has been on the minds of many people in this community there. was there something to it? this family has only been here about a month. so many here didn't know them, but of course, the moment they heard the tragedy, their hearts went out to this family. it's a mother and her two teenage children. she did try to shield them. they tried to hide, but it didn't work. and the family dog was shot. it was a violent kidnapping. it really was horrendous, and thank goodness it hended in a positive way. >> nice to have a happy ending for a change. martin, thank you. the security and clearance and background checks were all ing order for washington navy yard shooter aaron alexis, but it's becoming increasingly evident in the weeks before his rampage that this young man was falling apart.
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today, for the first time since the mass shooting two days ago, his own mother is responding. we're going to play her voice, her words for you, choking back emotions in just a moment. >> first, new details today about the 34-year-old man's state of mind. a police report from newport, rhode island, details how just six weeks ago, six weeks, alexis called officers about his hotel room, three people sent there to, quote, harass him. and the harassers were, citing the police report here, using a microwave machine to send vibrations through the ceiling, penetrating his body so he could not speak. this morning, defense secretary chuck hagel said his teams are looking into how alexis got his quote/unquote secret clearance and this job as a military contractor. >> obviously, something went wrong. as i said in my comments, we will review everything. >> we can tell you that president obama will be attending a memorial service on sunday for the 12 killed.
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and as the nation grieves, so, too, does alexis' mother, as you will soon hear. deborah feyerick joins us live from brooklyn. this was incredibly emotional for this woman, and while she was willing to speak with you, she wouldn't show her face. >> no, she really didn't want to show her face. she has no idea what sort of ramifications this is going to have on her in her own life, but that's not where her thoughts are. this is very difficult for her. she's clearly emotionally drained, both of what her son did and also because she lost her son. like everyone else, she will never have an answer as to why he took that shotgun into that navy base and killed all those people. but right now, her thoughts very much with the victims. take a listen. >> september 18th, 2013. our son, aaron alexis, has murdered 12 people and wounded several others. his actions have had a profound and everlasting effect on the
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families of the victims. i don't know why he did what he did. and i'll never be able to ask him why. aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone, and for that, i am glad. to the families of the victims, i am so, so very sorry that this has happened. my heart is broken. >> now, while she was giving this statement, brooke, she actually had to lean on one of the clergymen who was on either side of her. they were there for support. they had been sent, actually, by the police department, dispatched to help people in crisis and in need. but she herself was very dignified. she didn't want to elaborate on her son, wouldn't answer any additional questions, very specific rules, but wanted to make sure that people out here know what she's thinking. brooke. >> here we have her thoughts, today, from the mother. it was you, deb, who had from your sources, some information, some color from alexis' father, saying that the 34-year-old man,
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you know, and before the last few years, you know, suffered ptsd after 9/11, after apparently responding to the scene there at ground zero. did the mother mention that at all to you? >> no, the mother wouldn't mention anything at all. what we do know is back on september 11th, apparently, aaron alexis was working at a community college that's right there, whether he was on his way to work, there are certain things he saw that clearly affected him. the campus where he was working became a staging ground for first responders. and in those immediate days, everybody was sort of pitching in, volunteering, everybody was trying to do something because they felt so helpless, but no, we don't know specifically what he witnessed, but we do know that soon after, he left new york, citing 9/11, that according to his dad. >> that he snapped. deborah feyerick for us in brooklyn. thank you. >> i want to bring in jim clemente, retired fbi profiler joining me here. withia look and read about this
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young man. it appears it's a laundry list of signs. you have gun incidents in the past, shooting the tires of a construction worker's car, firing a shot through his ceiling into a neighbor's floor. his father discussing 9/11 and how that was really a catalyst for this ptsd when he snapped and recently, newport, rhode island, last month, these unseen individuals were talking to him through the walls and the floor, using the microwave. i mean, when you hear all of this through the years, what does that tell you? >> well, at least recently, we're seeing a man who has serious mental health and rage issues. and those rage issues apparently have gone back to the early shooting incidents in 2004, 2010. but clearly, this is a guy that's recently suffering from diluti dulutions, paranoia, possibly psychotic breaks. this is not a guy who should have security clearance and certainly not have access to
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guns. >> i know people are digging on the issue of security clearance, but the incidents seem to be isolated. we know looking at his past, he was never convicted. there are these little red flags, but in your opinion, are these little? >> well, actually, the best indicator of future behavior is a past pattern of behavior. i think you put all these incidents together, and they should have come up on his background checks. if you look at that past pattern of behavior, he's not the kind of person that should qualify for a security clearance. so somebody dropped the ball along the way on this one, and it was obviously fatal. i think that, you know, when you're looking at whoever did the background investigations, i don't know if it was the gao or the fbi, but whoever did it certainly, if their budgets were cut because of the sequester, if they have fewer people working, fewer man hower hours to log, you're going to have more and more people fall through the cracks like this. >> there are questions about the
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budget even pre-sequester that perhaps work into this. there are questions that are being asked right now because of this. jim clemente, thank you very much for joining me. and now, to a decision that will affect the interest rates you will pay for everything from mortgages to car loans. the federal reserve panel has just decided what to do with the stimulus. it's kept those interest rates so, so low. let's go straight to christine romans in new york, also alison kosik to talk market reaction at the stock exchange. first, christine, what is the word from the fed. >> no taper. the fed is not ready to take the training wheels off the american economy. the fed saying while it could see the economy is improving, there is moderate economic recovery here, but it's just not enough to writhdrawal all that stimulus each month. how much? $85 billion of stimulus into the u.s. economy to try to keep the job market going, to try to keep the oxygen really flowing in the
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american economy, and it's not ready just yet to pull back on that. a very telling that the fed in its forecast, it always gives these forecasts for what it expected for the economy and the jobless rate to do, downgrading their expectations for a growth. the fed saying it sees 2% to 3% economic growth this year. down a little bit from what they thought. and 2% to 4% next year. that's a downgrade on the expectations of growth from the fed. it would like to see a target of 6.5% for the unemployment rate. ben bernanke and the folks on the federal reserve are not going to give into the taper talk just yet. the taper tapering those purchases of bonds and mortgage-backed securities that has been propping up the american economy. they're not ready just yet, so the waiting and watching continues. we'll hope this means no big move up for the mortgage rates. >> that's what i was wondering. if we're keeping the training wheels on, mortgage rates, do they stay the same for now?
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>> mortgage rates have been moving higher. they moved to about 4.57% for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage in part because the world is wondering and waiting on the fed to start pulling back. this could be good. this could put a lid on your mortgage rates, but the fed is going to have to taper one way or the other some time. so you'll continue to see the pressure on the mortgage rates. if i were trying to refinance a home, i would do it now. if i were trying to buy a home, this is the time to do it, brooke. >> the good advice from christine romans. alison kosik, i'm hearing the s & p is up, up, up. >> hitting a new interday record. the s&p 500 is maybe your 401(k) or mieutual fund tracks. it's hitting an all-time high for the trading session. we'll see if it closes for this. we saw an immediate reaction in
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the stock market when this decision came out. a sharp reversal. stocks were in the red, now they're in the green. the dow up 107 points. what is happening with the stimulus pumping into the financial system in this country, we have watched stocked surge. the dow was up 18%. the s&p 500 up 19%. investors are cheering this move. this is a surprise move because it was expected that there was going to be a pull-back in the stimulus. not happening. we're also seeing home building stocks surge 2% to 3%. by keeping things status quo, by keeping the punch bowl out and open for everybody to take a little bit of, the expectation is you'll see people get out and refinance and look to buy homes. >> good deal, thank you again. you can keep your eye on the big board, cnnmoney.com. sg coming up, a stunning development in two cold cases unsolved for decades. >> i wasn't around at that time. you know, i'm a lot younger, but i heard about it.
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i heard about it for years. >> all these years, they weren't very far from home. >> find out what crews found inside these old cars after they were culled from the bottom of a lake. we'll take you there live. plus, a gripping interview. the family of a woman killed at the washington navy yard speaks to cnn. >> guess what i want them to know most about her is what a caring person she was. particularly how she cared about her family. >> i want them to know she lived. she's not a number. >> more of anderson cooper's exclusive, emotional interview ahead. ♪
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so, here's a strange story. police divers just training in a lake in oklahoma found two sunken cars. these are very old cars. they figured both were stolen. but then they found three bodies in the first car and then three more bodies in the other car. in all, six human bodies were found in foss lake, just west of oklahoma city. i want to take you there live. standing by for us is patty moon of koco. so, patty, set the scene for me. tell me what's happening out
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there right now. >> good afternoon, brooke. a gruesome discovery here at foss lake. we're in western oklahoma. i want to show you what's happening behind me now. you can see the custer county deputies are collecting as much evidence as possible from these two cars. as you said, the two cars were first thought stolen. they were then pulled from the lake yesterday. and deputies found the skeletal remains of up to six people. the custer county sheriff has been poring over missing persons reports and they have been doing everything possible to try to find out who the owners of these two cars were and who were in these cars. right now, the custer county sheriff thinking that one of the cars belonged to a 16-year-old jimmy williams who went missing in 1970. he may have been in his car with two other teenagers. 18-year-old lea johnson and 18-year-old thomas rios. we were in oklahoma earlier today, and we did see that jimmy williams was in the sayer high school year book in 1969 and
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1970. a lot of people in sayer talking about this case, and remembering how these three teenagers disappeared just so suddenly. now, the other car still remains a bit of a mystery. but i did speak with a woman earlier today. she tells me that she thinks her grandfather was in that car. he is a john alby porter, who went missing with two friends in 1969. now, right now, all deputies have to deal with are really just skeletal remains, so this is a very delicate process. they say basically what they're going to have to do is compare dna evidence of living relatives with the skeletal remains that are here. but the custer county sheriff stresses this is a very important process. he is hoping to get some closure for these families that have not known what happened to their loved ones for more than 40 years. brooke, back to you. >> can you imagine? decades later and here you have the cars behind you still in cased in the muck and the mud in a training exercise.
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patti moon, thank you so much. fosse lake, oklahoma. now to this, in less than two weeks, the government shuts down if president obama and republicans do not reach a deal to fund the government. and today, boy, oh, boy. a war of words shows they are nowhere close. plus, right now, bus passengers are fighting to live after a train collides with a double-decker. you'll hear what crews found on that scene, next. ♪ (woman) this place has got really good chocolate shakes. (growls) (man) that's a good look for you. (woman) that was fun. (man) yeah. (man) let me help you out with the.. (woman)...oh no, i got it. (man) you sure? (woman) just pop the trunk. (man vo) i may not know where the road will lead, but... i'm sure my subaru will get me there.
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ask your health care provider about novolog® flexpen today. bus passengers fighting for their lives after this tragic crash in ottawa, canada. a passenger train ramming into a double-decker bus, killing six people, including the driver. more than two dozen others hurt. 11 of them critically. we're told this train derailed a couple hundred feet down the track. the cause not yet clear. we'll take you live to the scene coming up in the show. it is showdown time in washington. folks, we're wumping up against the end of the federal government's budget year, so in less than two weeks, the government will have to shut down unless congress can get together to approve the money to run it beyond the end of september, and right now, it doesn't look too likely. john boehner announced budget
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legislation will include a vote to defund obama care. that would pass the house, yes, but it will never get through the senate as is. >> there should be no conversation about shutting the government down. that's not the goal here. our goal here is to cut spending and to protect the american people from obama care. it's as simple as that. no interest in our part in shutting the government down. >> does this feel like a little advantagea view, circa 2011, debt ceiling collapse. president obama says no, we're not going there again. >> and we're not going to set up a situation where the full faith and credit of the united states is put on the table every year or every year and a half and we go through some sort of terrifying financial rinksmanship because of some idealogical arguments people are having about some particular issue of the day. >> let's go to our chief
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congressional correspondent dana bash for us in washington. dana, how did we get to this point? >> well, it has been one of the top priorities of republicans since obama care passed in the first place. to get rid of it, and lately, they have been trying to do that by trying to defund it. and it was probably maybe right before congress went into recess in the summer that republicans, conservatives in particular, started to come up with the idea of linking defunding obama care to the spending bill, to keeping the government running. and leaders on both sides poo-pooed this privately more than publicly, but these conservative groups in particular spent all recess pounding away at conservatives in their district saying you have got to support this, so the house speaker, who didn't want to do this, didn't say so publicly, but didn't want to do this, is now forced to do exactly that, link these two things which he knows is high-stakes. i asked hill about that. >> i know it's not been easy to
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be the speaker over this caucus, but at this point, have you kind of lost control over the caucus? >> we've got a lot of divergent opinions in the caucus. the key to any leadership job is to listen. you know, i was here during the gingrich era. he had a little plaque in his office. and it was a management model. listen, learn, help, and leave. we listened to our colleagues over the course of the last week, we have a plan that they're happy with. we're going forward. >> so the question is, what happens now? we're going to see a vote likely by the end of this week in the house, which we do expect to pass given the fact that republicans do have the majority in the house. again, which would keep the government running through the middle of september, excuse me, december. but also have a provision in there to take the money out to fund obama care, so it would basically make it impossible to put out there. then the question is, what
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happens in the senate, which is led by the democrats? leaders today made very clear that in the words of chuck schumer of new york, we're not going to blink, we're not going to deal with this the way the house is sending it over. but look, at the end of the day, nobody really wants the government to shut down, so it is going to be very unclear in the days ahead how they're going to deal with this, particularly when the sunset gets it, they could try to strike out the obama care defunding portion. if they can do that, which is a question mark how they procedurally do that, what happens when this legislation goes back to the house again, september 30th, 12 days away. and by all accounts, it's going to be down to the wire once again. >> once again, we'll be watching. dana bash, thank you. while we're talking money, i want to take you from washington to new york and take a look at the numbers on the big board. we have seen, this is an interday high for the dow because it is officially above the 15,664. not at the moment, but it has hit it. this is huge because we heard
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christine romans breaking the news on the big fed announcement that they're going to keep the training wheels on. they're going to continue the stimulus program for the next little bit of time. good news for the stock market today. coming up next, the raw shock of learning your mom, your wife, has been killed. you're going to see the entire gripping interview with one family of one of the victims from the washington navy yard shooting. >> have these periods of numbness like the water is receding and i feel nothing. and then something, whether it be a bill on the counter or, heck, i was in the bathroom and she recently bought me new towels and i see the towels and just it all hits. ♪ [ jen garner ] what skincare brand is so effective... so trusted... so clinically proven dermatologists recommend it twice as much as any other brand? neutrogena®.
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as investigators try to piece together a motive for monday pfsz shootings, the navy
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yard in washington remains a crime scene, off limits to all but essential personnel today. we're also learning more about the shooter's mental state. about a month ago, aaron alexis told police he heard, quote, voices in his head. people talking through walls, talking through floors, using microwaves, he reported, to keep him awake. whenever a mass killer strikes, we really want to focus on the victims, to remember them, to tell their stories. and today, two people are among the many who are grappling with the loss of a mother and a wife. cathy guardy, was one of the 12 victims shot and killed at the washington navy yard monday. she was 62 years old. she was just months from retiring. her husband and her daughter sat down with cnn's anderson cooper for this exclusive, heartbreaking interview. >> i guess what i want them to know most about her is what a caring person she was.
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particularly how she cared about her family. as i mentioned, she took care of her mother, who has lived with us for ten years. she moved here when she was about 85 and lived here until she was 94. that's a lot to take on when you're a full-time mom and a full-time worker. she did a great job of that, in addition to raising our two kids, one of which is jessica. >> and she loved nature, she loved animals. >> she loved animals. we've got them tied up, but we have two dogs and two cats. and that's actually down from the number we used to have. >> you used to have more than that? wow. >> a houseful. >> what do you want people to know, jessica? >> i guess, in addition to what my dad is saying, just with everything going on, i want them to know she lived. she's not a number. or some statistic.
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>> you want them to know the person she was and the life she led. >> yes. because she was so caring. and she would do anything for anyone she loved. and she really did have a deep heart for animals, no matter what the cost when one of our animals was sick, she would do everything that needed to be done to make sure they were okay. >> you were planning retirement? >> i am basically retired. she was -- we were trying to pick the best time for her to retire. she was pretty much planning on probably this january, toward the end of the year, unless sometimes they offer buy-outs when the budget gets in the situation it is, so she might have left a little earlier. >> she could have already
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retired? >> oh, yeah, she was 62 with, what, 33 years of government service. so that's -- it would have been very comfortable to live on. >> does it seem real at this point? >> go ahead. >> for me, it's -- it was very surreal, but it's also like a constant tsunami because i have these periods of numbness where the water is receding and i just feel nothing, and then something, whether it be a bill on the counter or, heck, i was in the bathroom and she recently bought me new towels and i see the towels. and just all hits. >> it comes in waves. >> yeah. i guess so. >> and you went down there yesterday. >> yeah, i was sitting at my
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computer, actually, she had sent an e-mail to me about ten to 8:00, that was the last i heard from her. of course, as the day wore on, at first, you don't think it could happen to her. there's 3,000 people in there. what are the chances of her being one of the ten that was injured? but as it gets later in the day and you know if she was able to get to a phone, she would have called home. and then i kind of kept it from jessica, didn't bother telling her while she was at work, but when it was time to come home, she found out. when she called me, that's when i told her, okay, you come home. take care of the dogs. i'll go down to the parking lot down there. meet kathy there, hopefully. and i got down there, and it was probably about that time, i guess about 7:00 or so, and they were down to the last -- there were about maybe four or five series of buses still coming through. but just the later it got, the
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more desperate i got, and it wasn't until later that i got a call from one of my wife's coworkers who said she had talked to some of her coworkers and they had seen kathy was one of the ones who was hit. and at that -- >> one of the coworkers actually saw her? >> saw she was one of the ones who had been hit. and at that point, i kind of said, look, this is crap. you know, you guys have to tell me what's going on. and it was at that point that they went back to a room further in behind the gates of the stadium there. and came back out, and they said, yes, she was one of the ones. that was it. >> how do you -- i mean, how do you deal with something like this? how do you get through? >> i don't know. i haven't done it yet. i mean, i've lost my parents, so i know what that's like.
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and i'm not going to say i know what you feel, but i know that your life goes on beyond us, beyond your parents. i don't know where my life goes now. she was my partner. we had plans to do things. and now that's gone. so i want my kids, you know, to have their own lives. and so i don't know. >> it's incredible you had 43 years together. >> yeah, it is. i mean, it's incredible on the one hand and it's a huge loss on the other. >> of course. >> like i said, where i was going before is i don't know where i go after this. you just go on, i guess. >> hard to imagine life without her. >> i mean, i've only had 20
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take a look at this cnn ne nrxn technovation. >> as the pro motocross and snow mobile racer, mike schultz is always chaszing the action. >> i was always out ripping around the farm with three-wheelers and four-wheelers. i loved the speed and that adrenaline rush. >> but it was a race he didn't finish that left the biggest impact on him. >> we were coming down this really rough mogul section and my machine started swapping side and side and it kicked me off to the side. >> mike was in the hospital for weeks. and his left leg was amputated to save his life. >> now what? i mean, i'm a professional athlete. it's kind of the same mentality where it's an injury i'll recover from it and get back at it. >> when he didn't find any solutions, he invented one. >> when you get into the action sports, you need the full range of motion. i didn't really see what i wanted. i thought, how about i build my
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own leg? >> mike created the moto knee and versa foot. built with a mountain bike shock absorber, a spring return, and hydraulic support. his invention got him back to the top. he won gold at the x-games and an invention of the year award from popular science, and now, it's helping others. >> we work with a lot of military guys. it's a pretty amazing feeling. something that i have built in my shop is allowing them to go out there and just shred the slopes. >> how about that? coming up, new details in the death of that unarmed man shot and killed by a police officer in north carolina. coming up next, the frantic 911 call a homeowner made minutes after the victim came to her door begging for help. [ male announcer ] this is brad. his day of coaching begins with knee pain, when... [ man ] hey, brad, want to trade the all-day relief of two aleve for six tylenol? what's the catch? there's no catch.
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the legal wrangling has begun in a case of a north carolina police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man, just trying to get help after a car accident, and police have now released the 911 call that brought the officers to the scene. they have disguised the voice of the caller who was clearly frightened when 24-year-old jonathan ferrell banged on the door after crashing his car in the middle of the night. >> opened the door and i thought
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it was my husband. >> and your little boy, you say he's downstairs. >> he's in his crib. we just have a one story. >> oh, my god, he's going to smash in my back window. >> he won't smash in your back window. he won't. >> thank god. where are the cops? >> police say ferrell charged them. the taser didn't phase him. officer randall carrick opened fire with his gun, hitting him ten times. carrick is now charged with voluntary manslaughter. his attorney called carrick's actions justified. but the naacp is saying the manslaughter charge doesn't go far enough. they want carrick charged with murder. coming up next, we're getting word of an interesting moment in a news conference involving families of newtown victims, and it happened when a mother who lost her son to violence in chicago took the stage. stay right here. do not miss this. hing. i had pain in my abdomen... it just wouldn't go away.
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just two days after a washington navy yard became the scene of the latest shooting massacre, the pain is still fresh for the families of those killed in the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary nine month ago. today, grieving family members who have formed the newtown action alliance met with members of congress on capitol hill and other who have also lost loved ones in gun violence across the
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country. one woman still struggling to come to terms with the death of her 18-year-old son killed in chicago in 2010. >> to our congress, to our senate, to our president, vice president, even to the wives of our politicians. you are mothers. we would hate for you all to have to stand in our shoes and feel what we feel. it doesn't matter what color you are. it doesn't matter what class you're in. whether you're upper or lower. it doesn't matter your environment, and newtown is here to prove that. what happened in washington should prove that. it doesn't matter if you're in an urban community. crime is crime. and something needs to be done about it. my son dino was 18 years old, standing on his grandmother's porch at 5:00 in the evening.
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he did not deserve to be shot down like an animal. he had potential. to be just like we are today. but that was taken away from him. and everybody want to talk about the second amendment right. what about our children? they have a right to live. and we stand here today -- we stand here today as mothers and fathers up here. and i remember cleo said it so profoundly, that it's a constant ache in your heart that we can never get rid of. no ttylenol, no morphine will ever take this pain away. you guys can leave here and go on with your lives, but we have to go on to empty rooms because our children's lives were taken away by people who should not have had guns anyway. most of our children's lives were taken by people under 21. this universal background check
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is a start. we need healing, you guys. and it's a global thing. it's beyond an epidemic. this is genocide in america. >> this happening moments ago in washington. you heard her. this is of the newtown action alliance calling on congress to pass universal background checks for all gun purchases. and make sure you watch cnn tonight. here's a preview of our primetime. >> cnn tonight, at 7:00, erin burnett outfront. controversy over the crown. then at 8:00 on anderson cooper 360, remembering the victims who lost their lives in the navy yard shooting, and 9:00 on piers morgan live, a deadly combination, guns and mental illness. >> there's no way a gun should ever get in the hands of a mentally ill person. >> from the suicide of pastor rick warren's son to the shooting in washington's navy yard. can anything be done? it's all on cnn tonight,
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starting with erin burnett, anderson cooper at 8:00, and piers morgan live at 9:00 tonight on cnn.
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in today's bleacher report, a very special day for one mom. andy schultz, what happened? >> hey, brooke. marcus strowman was picked in the first round by the blue jays last year. as you would expect, he received a pretty nice signing bonus from the team and this week, he put the money to good use. >> marcus, what did you do? marcus, no! >> that's his mom breaking down in tears because her son paid off her mortgage. she posted the video saying he wouldn't be where he is today without his parents, with the hash tag #family first. good for him. >> $10 million is on the line starting tomorrow for the 30 golfers competing in this year's tour championship. five golfers can win $1 million
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by competing this week. the other 25 golfers have a chance to win the playoff title with a victory but would need help from the players at the top of the standings. tiger will be the last to tee off tomorrow afternoon. he hits the course at 2:00 p.m. eastern. >> trending today, a story about kevin ware's road to recovery. the louisville junior suffered one of the most gruesome injuries ever seen on a basketball court in an ncaa tournament. less than six months later, check it out. he's already back on the court and he's already dunk wrg after the injury, he vowed to play this season and with games less than two months away, it looks like he's on track to reach his goal. that will do it for your bleacher report. brooke, back to you. thank you. i'm brooke wald wn. hour two. we begin with huge news, good news for a change. after 36 hours on edge, a georgia teenager and her family are right now reuniting after she was kidnapped from her very
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own home, in what really started as a home break-in. police confirmed just a short time ago they have found her. she's 14-year-old ayvani perez. we're told this afternoon she is doing just fine. she is being checked out. two suspects, according to fbi and police, are in custody. but as they told reporters last hour, there are additional suspects who are still as large. >> i must stress that this investigation is still active. we have suspects, potential suspects at large, and the information that you all are asking for would potentially jeopardize our investigation. so we ask you again to please be patient with us as we provide information to you. >> so here's what we do know. we do know that two men broke into the family home right around 2:00 in the morning tuesday. they demanded money. they wanted jewelry from ayvani's mother. when she couldn't give it to them, the men got violent.
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they shot the family dog and then they took off with ayvani. joining me now is marc klaas, founder of the klaas kids foundation. his 12-year-old daughter polly was tragically kidnapped and killed in 1993. she was taken from a slumber party at her home in california, so marc has since created the klaas foundation to keep polly's legacy alive and stop crimes against children. marc, welcome back. at least in this case, so far, it has this happy ending. but when you have these, we said 36, 48 hours after an abduction, it has to be pretty critical, is it not? >> well, this was critical from the get-go. these were violent men. they shot the dog. they stole this girl. there were rumors of a ransom demand. this was a very difficult situation, but i think it's a great testament to the marvelous work of law enforcement and how they can bring multiple jurisdictions and multiple agencies together for one common goal, and ultimately, recover
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and return this girl home to her family safely. it's fantastic. >> marc, how often, though, do you hear about things like this where you have two gunmen, seems like initially they wanted cash or jewelry. when they couldn't get it, when the mom says, hey, i don't have this, they take a teenager. is that rare? >> yeah, this is very rare. and particularly if the ransom demand was a real demand, that's even more rare in the united states. that's something that occurs -- it occurs in movies, on tv, and in places like south america, and third world countries. but in the united states, taking children for ransom hardly ever occurs. >> we haven't been able to confirm, you know, the ransom reports, but certainly that could be one thing. can you imagine if it's just been 36 hours and she was returned to a location in georgia, would that mean that these abductors would be -- i don't know, watching television? what would spark them to return her so quickly? >> well, we don't know that they did return her.
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we don't -- >> you're right. >> how she was recovered. everything is very, very vague at this point. but what we do know is that if children are going to be murdered as a result of a kidnapping, that 75% of them or thereabouts will be dead within the first 24 hours. so time is an incredibly critical factor in these types of situations. and again, it's a testament to law enforcement and the public and the media, how far we have come in understanding these issues and dealing with them. >> thank goodness. it's a good day as the police chief said for this family. marc klaas, thank you so much. and now to more good news for you. big day on wall street after a huge announcement from the federal reserve. it's keeping the pedal to the metal when it comes to the stimulus program that kept all our interest rates so incredibly low. the fed says the economy is still too weak, to quote christine romans, keeping the training wheels on. will not start the tapering of the bond purchases for at least
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another month. alison kosik at the stock exchange. this has been awesome news on wall street. >> well, if you're an investor, yeah, they're thrilled at this point because the fed is basically keeping the punch bowl out for everybody to partake, and yes, they're happy. you can see that in the numbers. one trader i talked to said, wait a minute, wait a minute, you know what? this is not all roses and sunshine. stop and think here. the economy is not as strong as everybody thought. this trader telling me this is the reason the fed is not scaling back its bond-buying purchases and instead is keeping everything status quo. the unemployment rate has come down, but not for the right reasons and it's still historically high. you look at economic growth, it's weak. we have to get to 3%, 3.5%, just to be kind of normal and get those 11 million people back to work. reality is the fed recognizes all this. but for the moment, stock market hitting new record highs for the session. brooke. >> alison kosik with the reality
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check. we appreciate you so much today. and for the first time since her son went on a rampage at the washington navy yard, the mother of 34-year-old aaron alexis spoke out this morning. 12 people were killed in that mass shooting. eight others were hurt. president obama will attend the memorial for the victims this coming sunday. i want to take you to new york. that's where we have cnn's deborah feyerick who joins us because she spoke to the mother. she spoke to cathleen alexis who was very clear, didn't want to show her face, but we'll hear from her. she was pretty emotional, was she not? >> you know, brooke, we can tell you this much about her. and that is she returned to her home here in brooklyn monday afternoon. she has not left her home since then. she's clearly been struck by this tragedy. you know, she's putting the focus on the victims, but really, she understands the shame and horror of what her son
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has done. meantime, she's also lost her son. she set clear ground rules, she would give one statement. she had it printed out on a white sheet of paper. she stood flanked by clergymen on both sides of her and here's what she said. >> our son aaron alexis has murdered 12 people and wounded several others. his actions have had a profound and everlasting effect on the families of the victims. i don't know why he did what he did, and i'll never be able to ask him why. aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone, and for that i am glad. to the families of the victims, i am so, so very sorry that this has happened. my heart is broken. >> now, she did say that she is concerned about returning to work. she did get some calls from a couple of her colleagues, would not tell us where she worked or what she did, but she says
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clearly this is going to affect her and her family and how they continue on with their lives as well. but again, she's very clear, she was very dignified, very elegant in terms of only wanting to speak for the victims. that only sentence that was so cryptic was the one where she said now he can't harm anyone else, and for that she's glad. that obviously make said you want to ask a whole bunch of questions, but she simply wasn't answering any of them. >> thank you very much for us, in brooklyn with that. no doubt, this is a time of deep sorrow for the loved ones of the 12 people killed in the navy yard shootings. ten of them are pictured right here. they were 46 to 73 years of age, include a pilot, a grandfather of nine, a church deaconess, all deeply loved. friends and family of two of the victims spoke about their loved ones. john johnson was an avid fisherman, a redskins fan, and a father of four daughters.
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>> he always said good-bye, beautiful. i love you so much. you have a good day, and god bless you. he's going to be greatly missed by a lot of people. he was a great father, a great grandfather. and just -- just an awesome human being. >> martin bodrog was also a father of three girls, a naval academy graduate. he taught sunday school. >> my knees just got weak, you know. everything about marty just a great guy, you know, wonderful husband, father. >> i think many of us are definitely in shock, but we're also happy that his life was so fulfilled. you know, so many people have regrets. and i can say with confidence that he lived the american dream, the fulfilled life. an amazing family. he had a great job. he was part of the community in
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so many ways. >> in addition to the tragic deaths, eight people were injured in the shootings. one of those who was shot, a woman hit in the head and hands, left the hospital yesterday. now, defense secretary chuck hagel is not wasting any time opening an investigation into the warning signs missed here in this case as well as how security clearances are granted. just a short time ago, secretary hagel announced a plan to review defense department procedures for granting and renewing the security clearances, including those for contractors. >> obviously, there were a lot of red flags, as you noted. why they didn't get picked up, why they didn't get incorporated into the clearance process, what he was doing, those are all legitimate questions that we're going to be dealing with. >> want to go to d.c. to brian todd. we were talking about this just yesterday in washington. so now you have an update. you were giving some significant information about how well
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staffed security was on monday. >> that's right, brooke. i spoke to a police officer with the navy yard police. his name is anthony neely. he's speaking to me in his capacity as an official with the fraternal order of police for the naval district of washington. the police union for the naval district of washington. he said they were very much undermanned on monday before the shooting started. he said they only had five police officers deployed. five of them deployed throughout the base. and most of them were at the gates. before the shooting started. he said they needed at least twice that many if not more to respond adequately to the shooting when it occurred. he said they had five officers plus one who came back from a midnight shift to help them out when he was off duty. he also said they -- as a result, and he says this is as a result of them cutting resources to the navy yard police and to other naval police departments in this area. he said that as a result, they didn't have enough cars.
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some officers, he said, had to run from the east side of the base to the west side of the base to respond to this, and they just, again, that, he said, just delayed the response. he said if they had more officers deployed, if they had more resources, he believes they could have prevented some of the loss of life. we ran that by some naval district of washington residents and they said only the secretary has ordered a review of physical security and we'll support it fully. that from a navy official in response to the complaint from the navy yard police officer. we also have to say it wasn't just the navy yard police on the scene at that time. the metropolitan washington police also responded very quickly. they were on scene in about seven minutes and engaging the shooter. as far as the immediate police on the base, there is this complaint they were undermanned. >> brian todd for us in washington. brian, thank you. coming up, we'll have more, looking into the mindset of this 34-year-old shooter. coming up, video that will give you the chills.
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a man dangling from a window. look at this. of a high-rise building. you'll see how this ends. also this --. >> i was texting my friend on the bus and everyone shouted, stop, stop! as i looked up, the bus was coming into contact with the gate. and the front of the bus -- >> right now, bus passengers fighting for their lives after a train collides with a double-decker. you'll hear what crews encountered on the scene coming up next right here on cnn. my asthma's under control. i don't miss out... you sat out most of our game yesterday! asthma doesn't affect my job... you were out sick last week. my asthma doesn't bother my family... you coughed all through our date night! i hardly use my rescue inhaler at all. what did you say? how about - every day? coping with asthma isn't controlling it. test your level of control at asthma.com, then talk to your doctor. there may be more you could do for your asthma.
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at least six people are dead after a train and double-decking bus collided this morning. this happened in ottawa. 30 people were injured. ten of whom critically. want you to listen to a young mother who was onboard that bus. >> everyone shouted stop, stop! then as i looked up, the bus was coming into contact with the gate. and the front of the bus, it like all impacted at once. and everyone flew, and there was just dust everywhere, and all i remember is i just grabbed my son and ran off the bus. someone had the door open. i don't know what happened. i don't know if the bus driver, like, blacked out. i don't know what happened, but
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it was just -- he didn't slow down, and it just impacted. >> paula newton joins us live from the scene of this crash, and paula, the woman who was on the bus says the bus went through a gate, hit the train, what are officials saying? >> right now, they're saying they don't know how this could have happened. imagine the panic on that bus. they had enough time to even brace for that impact, brooke, and they kept yelling, stop the bus! it instead barreled through the railway crossing. the entire train derailed as a result. no idea why that bus driver went through the rail crossing, brooke. he died along with five others on the bus. we can say still ten in critical condition. and you know, chilling, chilling witness accounts of what they saw. people flying, being flown. meters, feet, out of that bus. certainly, people enduring very, very serious injuries through this crash. people waiting on the platform that i am on right now, waiting
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for this train, also incredibly shocked by the events. all they heard was a thud and a loud screech. it's incredibly rare for some of these things to happen. when you're on a railway crossing, many times the train may be unfortunately be hitting the car. this case, the double-decker bus filled with commuters smashing into the side of the train. >> you mentioned the deaths, those in critical condition. were all of the victims on that bus? >> yeah, and in fact, i spoke to some of the people getting off the train. some fell that some of them didn't, they were incredibly horrified when they found out what happened, but there were hundreds of people on the train. no reports of anybody on the train, but the injuries sustained, the entire front end of that bus was sheered right off, and that's why people tonight are very frantic. some people still this afternoon can't find their loved ones and don't know if they were actually on that bus. city officials still trying to get people reunited with their loved ones.
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>> paula newton for us in ottawa. paula, thank you. up next, a firsthand look at the devastation in colorado through the eyes of a homeowner. we're there, as some people go home for the very first time since being told to evacuate, to see the damage that the heavy flooding and rain has cause said to their homes. that's next. mother, a writer and a performer. i'm also a survivor of ovarian and uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick... and then i got better.
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the ohio man who posted that video online confessess to killing a man while driving drunk finally made good on that promise today. >> i was out with some friends. we were all drinking really heavily. just hopping from bar to bar. just trying to have a good time, and i lost control. my name is matthew. and on june 22nd, 2013, i hit and killed vincent canzani.
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>> 22-year-old matthew cordell did plead guilty this morning to driving the wrong way on an interstate while drunk and hitting 61-year-old vincent canzani's car head on. >> are you entering a plea of guilty to these two counts, counts one and two, knowing intelligently, voluntarily, without no threat or promise, in other words, you're doing this on your own free will? >> yes, your honor. >> he'll be sentenced on october 10th. he faces up to eight years in prison. and do you remember hiccup girl? six years after this florida teenager was all over the news because she couldn't stop hiccupping, jennifer is back in the headlines. she's now 22 years of age and she's on trial, charged with murder. she's accused of luring a man she friended loib to a home where two men tried to rob him with a gun.
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a struggle broke out. the man was shot and killed. she could get life in prison if she's convicted. her trial got under way today. now to colorado where some of the flood victims are getting a chance to go back home. that doesn't mean this crisis is over by any means. some 300 people are still unaccounted for. state officials say they believe most of them are alive, just not able to contact authorities. nearly 18,000 homes were washed out or destroyed. >> today is our first day up here since we've been evacuated. and i feel like it's worse than i thought it would be. we lost absolutely everything we own. >> officials say they have rescued nearly 2,000 people so far. and those rescue missions continue today. >> and i just want to remind you because so many of you want to help, you can help the help the people affected by the disasters
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like the flood in colorado, you can make a donation to the red cross, call or text redcross to 90999. that's 90999 to make a $10 donation. coming up, one question we're asking, were warning signs ignored? the navy yard shooter said he heard voices. that's not all. more on the alarming admissions he made before the mass shooting. >> plus, a man helpless. he's four stories up, trapped in a burning building. nowhere to go but down until quick-thinking neighbors swoop in. we'll show you this remarkable rescue.
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we are near the bottom of the hour. i'm brooke baldwin. about a month ago, 34-year-old aaron alexis told police he heard voices in his head. people talking through the walls, floors, even using microwaves to send vibrations through his body. keeping him awake, rendering him speechless. we have also learned he had been involved in several gun incidents back in 2004, he shot out the tires of a construction worker's car, telling police he thought the victims had disrespected him. his words. then, 2010, he shot through his own ceiling into his neighbor's floor. and then there were the mood swings. cnn talked to a woman who met alexis at a d.c. hotel one week before he went on that shooting spree, and she said he had been
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friendly the first day, but the following day, something changed. >> i ran into him again on wednesday. and his countenance was markedly different on wednesday. >> how so? >> he was very hurried. he said that he was extremely tired. he said, i'm tired. i'm exhausted. i got to go. i've got to go. i'm going to take my food up to the room. >> did you get a sense he was troubled? >> his demeanor on wednesday was, as i say, the antithesis of tuesday, so he did appear troubled. he appeared stressed. >> so while some people noticed his erratic behavior, his friend, she says she never saw any signs of any kind of mental illness. >> it's like dr. jekyll and mr. hyde. who was this guy? is there something i could have saw? was there some type of behavior i ignored or didn't see that i could have prevented this?
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but there is no answers. he was very intellectual. his mind was sound. he could hold a conversation with the best of us, and he didn't -- he was not hearing voices. and if he did, he hid it very well. >> wow. wendy walsh, psychologist, joins me now. what do you make of this? you hear one thing. his erratic behavior. from someone else, he was fine. what do you make of that? >> well, this is -- brooke, this is actually kind of common. if you have one of these organic progressive mental illnesses that has a biological piece to it that may involve hallucinations or dilutions, you're not bonkers 24/7. you can come in and out of things. i want to go back to the police interviewing him and him talking about hearing voices, et cetera. again, you cannot arrest somebody for being mentally ill in america. that's not a crime. and as we know, so many mentally ill people are in our society,
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not getting the help they need. but the thing that disturbs me is after two, not one, two incidents using a gun, at that point, can we not take the gun away from somebody who is mentally ill? >> so here's the next question. this is sort of tan gentle, but we were talking about, you wonder about your own co workers, after your shift ends, you have no idea what your coworker is doing at home, what issues someone may or may not have. i know it's a slippery slope, but do you think workplaces should know more about their employees' personal lives and mental states? >> it's a good question. i think there's a book out there called "the psychopath next door" or the "sociopath next door" but it's not the job of work places. work places have not been -- on purpose, tearing apart famallies. we're seeing a lot of social isolation. people are no longer living near
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family members looking out for each other, so it begs the question, who now picks up the slack of being sort of the guider of the social order. and the helper of those people, and where are our primary relationships? are they with people who are blood relatives? are they our coworkers or our friends? >> it's interesting because we know his parents are divorced, the shooter left new york and then lived in a number of places before ultimately vidzting washington and doing what he did. on the flipside, i just want to play this. it's audio only. she didn't want to show her face. this is aaron alexis' mother's voice talking to our correspondent, deborah feyerick today. here she was. >> our son aaron alexis has murdered 12 people and wounded several others. his actions have had a profound and everlasting effect on the families of the victims. i don't know why he did what he did and i'll never be able to ask him why. aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone,
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and for that i am glad. to the families of the victims, i am so, so very sorry that this has happened. my heart is broken. >> right, so the mother didn't want to show her face. but you hear her voice, and it must be -- i don't know, i'm not in her shoes, but conflicting, the grief process for her. >> i'm sure. that's a heartbreaking piece of tape to listen to, brooke. she's lost a son. she was still her son. yet she could have this higher level thinking to say she's glad he's in a place where he can't hurt people ever again. so that is a confusing feeling. you know, and not to blame the parents when i'm talking about where are the families. you know, systemically in our culture, we have a problem that we cannot involuntarily put anybody away or put them on medication just for being mentally ill. it's perfectly legal, as long as you're 18 years old, to be crazy
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and maybe even own a gun in america and nobody can step in because of our civil rights. and this is what's causing so many problems in our culture and these mass shootings so often are related to people with mental illness. we've got to find a way, we've got to find a way to get the guns out of their hands either before or after they're diagnosed. we have to find a way to diagnose more. >> thank you so much. coming up next, political headlines, and you could say it shows a candidate coming out to his father, dad, who is a member of the tea party, but the candidate's message isn't exactly what you think. you'll see what i mean next. hi. i'm henry winkler.
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washington. we're bumping up to the end of the federal government's budget year. in less than two weeks the government will have to shut down unless congress can get together to get the money to run it beyond september. right now, that doesn't exactly look likely. john boehner today announcing budget legislation will include a vote to defund obama care. now, that bill would pass the house, but it would never get through the senate as is. >> there should be no conversation about shutting the government down. that's not the goal here. our goal here is to cut spending and to protect the american people from obama care. it's as simple as that. no interest on our part on shutting the government down. >> deja vu, perhaps. we remember covering the debt
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ceiling fight of 2011? remember that mess? >> president obama says uh-uh, we're not going there again. >> we're not going to set up a situation where the full faith and credit of the united states is put on the table every year or every year and a half and we go through some sort of terrifying financial rinksmanship because of some idealogical arguments people are having about some particular issue of the day. >> gloria borger is our chief political analyst. police tell me this is not 2011 all over again. >> i can't. i wish i could. i think we're headed exactry where the president said he doesn't want to head. this isn't about politics, not about economics, what you've got is a bunch of conservatives in the house of representatives, i call them the hell no caucus, and they're saying, look, we want to get rid of obama care. one way to do it is to shut down the government if we have to
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because we want to defund obama care, which by the way, passed three years ago. and so they've decided to really take a stand on this, even though what they do in the house is not likely to get the same kind of consideration in the senate. i don't think the senate's likely to defund obama care. so here we are again. >> so, is this really the message, the thought, the momentum coming from republicans here? or is this fractured? >> well, the republicans in the house, at least, right now, brooke, seem to be saying, okay, for the minute, and these things change by the minute, for the minute, we are united behind this plan. it looked to me like the house speaker over there was kicking and screaming, dragged into this, but he is i think being held hostage by his caucus and has told them, okay, you're going to get this vote. so right now, the republicans in the house are going to pass the
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defunding of obama care. but if you look at this poll, okay, they also know, and this is what worries republicans in the senate and some republicans in the house, that they're going to be held responsible, more than the president, if the government shuts down, and that's really not good news for them. they, however, say, look, nobody likes obama care. so maybe we'll get some points on that front. >> well, hopefully this is not here we go again. gloria borger, we know you'll be watching this. thank you for washington. when then senator john kerry was chosen as secretary of state, the good voters of massachusetts elected edmarquise to fill his former seat, and now the race to replace ed markey, one of those running is an openly gopen ly gay democrat. i want you to take a look at his new ad. it got our attention, got my tangz this morning when i saw it because it also featured his tea
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party dad. >> he wants to go to congress, pick on the nra and the tea party. >> i won't give up on an assault weapons ban. >> or banning high capacity magazines. >> there's some things you don't stop fighting for. also the right to choose, equal pay for women, and equal rights for, well, everybody. >> he's been like this for 35 years. >> that's why i approve this message. and i still love you, dad. >> me, too, son. >> carl sciortino there, tomorrow, i'll be talking to the candidate, carl sciortino jr., and we're trying to get dad to come along as well. >> just in to us at cnn, we're learning capitol officers responding to the shootings monday at the washington navy yard were told to return to their positions. next, more on why they were told to go back.
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if you take a look at the scenes from monday at the washington navy yard, it seemed like every officer in the area was on the scene, but we're now hearing that one tactical team,
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specifically a unit from the capitol police was actually pulled back during the critical first minutes of the rampage. and jake tapper is right out there by the navy yard. jake, what do we know about this? >> well, it originally was reported by a local tv station here in washington, wusa, what we know is that cnn has learned that there was an emergency response team that is part of the u.s. capitol police, and one of those teams was apparently right here, very, very close to the navy yard, i'm standing outside the navy yard, obviously, and they were told to return to the capitol by a commander. there's still unanswered questions about this. we haven't figured out why. we asked the u.s. capitol police for a response, to explain why exactly this team was told to come back to the capitol, which is about a mile away from here. but it's a pretty stunning turn of events, given how quickly the shooter was able to start
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killing people and how long he was at large within the compound. >> right. so we're working that. tell me about the guest at the top of your show, this guy who went to boot camp with the shooter. >> yeah. remarkable turn of events. his name is jason. he works here, and he was on location here during the shooting on monday. and he was stunned to find out that the shooter was aaron alexis. aaron alexis is somebody he went to boot camp with in the naval reserves in 2007. and was a very strange turn of events, strange moment for him, and we'll be talking to him at the top of the hour. >> we'll see you then, mr. tapper live in washington. thank you very much. meantime, much more on the navy yard shooting tonight, plus other stories making headlines in primetime.
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well, we were so focus said on the navy yard shooting, inunited nations released its report on chemical weapons attacks in syria. the report doesn't say who fired them, but experts looking closely alt the u.n. findings say the fine print is unmistakable. the assad regime is guilty. august 21st, scenes that shocked the world and prompted president barack obama to threaten
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military force in the middle east. against syria. terrified children among the hundreds of victims of an apparent chemical weapons attack. the u.n. report released monday concludes, yes, chemical weapons were used. >> the findings are beyond doubt and beyond the pale. this is a war crime. >> the u.n. investigators steered clear of laying blame in their report, but human rights watch says information buried in u.n. findings shows the assad regime almost surely fired those weapons. using this u.n. report as reference, a human rights watch analysis found the chemical shells that hit two damascus neighborhoods august 21st were almost surely launched from here, the regime's unchallenged stronghold from which elite forces loyal to assad's younger brother, muhair, also defend the
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presidential palace. from rocket parts found at the scene of one attack, human rights watch constructed this hypothetical line, pointing directly back at the mountain as the scene of the launch, using a similar method, they identified that same regime held position as the likely launch point for the chemical shells that also hit another damascus neighborhood august 24th. the asad regime denies it was behind the attacks, but the u.s. maintains the u.n. report says otherwise. >> details details of the u.n. report made clear that only the regime could have carried out this large scale chemical weapons attack. >> no surprise here. syria's friends the russians remain unconvinced of that. they're all the report one sided and politicized. coming up next, the video everyone is talking about, you
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it took 19 hours but the doomed cruise ship the costa concordia is one step closer to leaving the italian coast. this is pretty cool time lapse of the salvage mission to just raise this capsized ship and the man in charge of the operation got a little emotional when he talked about his crew. >> the costa concordia is up right and safely resting on that.
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you can hear it. >> it is scheduled to be towed to a wreck being yard next summer and in the next few days they will board the ship looking for the bodies two of missing crew members and evidence that may be used in the trial of the ship's captain. >> and before i let you go, i want to take you to new york and look at the big board here. i will pause in a couple of seconds and we can listen to the closing bell. this is what we are waiting for. this is the 15,658 which it is above right now, if it hits above that number, that is a record high for the dow's big news from the fed today keeping the stimulus going. i am going to stop talking and let's just listen.
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[ applause ] you hear the cheers. big news on wall street. i am sure a lot of that is due to what we heard from bernanke here. that means the interest rates, mortgage, all low for now. no the lead begins now. >> now in a place where he can no longer harm anyone and for that we're relieved and so is his mother. i am jake tapper and this is the lead. the national lead, aaron alexis, his own mother taking solace in his death because he can never hurt anyone else ever again. we'll talk to a man that went through basic training with the killer long before he killed 1 people. remembering their names, we're keeping the victims of this atrocity front and center

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