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tuning people out, i work in tv. >> funny. isn't that funny? the only people who don't care work in tv. thank you. that's it for "your money." start every saturday at 9:30 a.m. eastern. have a happy holiday, everybody. hello, everyone. i'm fredricka whitfield. cnn news room starts now. two nasa astronauts spent five hours on an emergency space walk to fix a critical cooling system pump. without the system, they had to turn off some of the electronics. nasa says they got more accomplished today than expected and the problem may be fixed after the next space walk on monday. both astronauts made it back to the space station safely.
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as john explains, nasa did have extra safety precautions in place. >> one of the concerns nasa had going into the space walk was what would happen inside the space suit? back in july, european astronaut space walk lasted only 90 minutes, cut way short when he began to experience water building up inside his helmet. they got him inside quickly enough, got his helmet off. he came close to potentially drowning in the helmet. nasa devised a couple things going into this series of space walks. they had a pad that was fabricated. that goes in the back of the helmet. periodically, the astronauts during the first space walk on saturday were able to put their heads back, check to see if the pad was dry. no water in the helmets. that was good news. they also install a snorkle, a
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tube installed inside the space suits themselves, so if, for any reason water did build up in the helmets, the astronauts could take breaths of air from the snorkle. but, didn't have any problem with either of the space suits. everything went very, very well on the first of the space walks as far as the safety of the astronauts is concerned. cnn. >> we like that. good news, thanks so much, john. now, a developing story out of africa. u.s. aircraft came under heavy gunfire during a mission to evacuate american civilians. four service members are injured. the country has been in turmoil since the president accused the former vice president of attempting a cue last week. a lot of people have been killed in the clashes since.
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four men in this country have been arrested in connection with a deadly carjacking at a new jersey mall. the prosecutor announced the four are facing charges of murder and carjacking. officials say the victim had just helped his wife get into their car last sunday when he was confronted and shot. >> you have the right to be safe and the expectation that you should be safe in this county in the state of new jersey. in particular, you shouldn't have to worry wherever you go, whether downtown newark or the mall or anywhere else that someone will put a gun to your head and take your car. >> bail was set at $2 million for each suspect. now, the travel nightmare that tens of millions of holiday travelers could be facing over the next few days. this is the source of their troubles. a major winter storm dumping snow and ice across the midwest. roads turned into ice rinks in
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iowa, oklahoma, kansas, missouri and illinois. if you are flying, watch for possible flight cancellations. after two-hour delays in places like kansas city, chicago and dallas. in the south, rain, damaging wind and possible tornadoes are the threat. one twister touched down in mississippi taking out trees. so far, no reports of injuries. we could see more tornadoes later on today. some could be large and violent. jennifer gray is tracking the system. what are the indicators? >> we have tornado watches in place right now, severe thunderstorm warnings. this is what we are going to keep an eye on throughout the afternoon. we have several components to the storm system. we have very heavy rain, possible flooding rain, the severe component, we have the freezing rain and ice and we have snow. we'll break it down for you. we have been dealing with a lot of ice across oklahoma. it's been stretching into missouri. kansas city getting freezing
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rain. ice in oklahoma city as well. it's trying to change over. we have tornado watches in effect for much of louisiana into east texas and that one is in effect until 6:00 central time. the box on top is in effect until 8:00 central time. we are already seeing a couple of severe thunderstorm warnings pop up. most of these have been in louisiana. we have this one here right around arcadia, this is in effect for the next 45 minutes or so. they are moving to the east at 35 miles per hour. if you are in the monroe vicinity, watch out for these. we had nasty storms roll through in the past couple minutes. these are carrying winds of about 60 miles per hour. very dangerous storms as well as the lightning. the moderate risk of severe weather will carry on through the afternoon. the highlighted areas need to be on the lookout. jackson, memphis, nashville, be
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aware of this. we could see up to an inch of ice. that means power outages, trees down. around the springfield area, up to half inch of ice. this is going to be a mess as we roll into tomorrow, things improve and then we get better and better by the time we get to christmas. even christmas day. >> there's hope there. >> a little light. >> thank you. same-sex marriage is now legal in utah after a judge struck down a law banning it. couples have been getting married since the judge's ruling yesterday. voters passed a law in 2004 to ban same-sex marriage. three gay and lesbian couples tried to strike it down. the judge said it was unconstitutional. 40 million credit and debit cards hacked at target stores this month. in a minute, we'll talk to a
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credit expert who says severe measures might be needed to keep yourself and your accounts safe. plus, rachel nichols talks to mike tyson. he used to be king of the ring. now he's taking on the stage. my mantra? family first. but with less energy, moodiness, and a low sex drive, i saw my doctor. a blood test showed it was low testosterone, not age. we talked about axiron. the only underarm low t treatment that can restore t levels to normal in about 2 weeks in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18 or men with prostate or breast cancer. women especially those who are or who may become pregnant and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur.
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all right, target says they are offering customers a 10%
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discount at all their stores this weekend. the offer comes a day after the company confirmed 40 million customers had their credit and debit card information stolen. there are reports some of the stolen cards are already for sale on black markets around the world. target says no personal information was impacted and the security breach has been fixed. it's called the second largest breach in u.s. history. what happens if you do discover fraudulent activity with your credit and debit cards after being one of the 40 million shoppers at target whose accounts were compromised. we have john with creditsesame.com. we know you need to check your statement. if you were among the 40 million, they are checking their statement. if they see unusual activity, they are calling their bank. what is that conversation? am i asking them to cancel the account, change the number? >> it's likely your issuer is
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aware of what happened at target and already receiving phone calls as to what should i do? if you believe you have been exposed, you used your card between november 27 through the 15th, call your credit card issuer now saying can you reissue me a new card? i'm going to change my pin. get me a new card. a, there's a chance of it being used fraudulently or for sale. and b, i need to get it in my hand prior to holiday travel. >> what terrible timing. terrible for the consumer, you are getting on the plane, on the road, you need your card. shopping, last minute gifts. bank hours are not the norm right now. >> the banks are closed tomorrow. they will be open on monday. they will close half day on tuesday and all day wednesday. you have a small window of opportunity to get it addressed. monday is the day.
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>> what are the protections in place? you know, what if, you know, $300 was charged and, you know, you are now out your $300 or it compromised your account in other ways, overdraft, how do you recover that? >> good question. there are two laws that protect the consumer. fair credit billing act. that is specific to credit cards. then there's the electronic funds act, specific to debit cards. if someone has stolen your credit card number and gone out and charged something, federal law limits your liability to 50 bucks, that's it. all four credit cards have zee owe liability policies. you are not out anything. you don't want someone out there trying to charge stuff on your card. your cap of liability, 500 bucks. the major difference between -- >> it's on you, the consumering. >> absolutely.
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a debit card, whose money is that? that's your money and you are expecting it to be there to cover other transactions. the credit card is the banks money. the debit card is on your shoulders. >> what about calling your credit agency? putting an alert on your account so that information that may have been compromised isn't used toward opening up another account? >> target announced they are paying for credit monitoring for victims of identity theft. not sure it's effective, here is why. this isn't true name fraud. >> that's what they mean when they say no personal information was taken? >> all that was compromised is the payment information, the credit card number. monitoring your credit report does not prevent me from stealing your credit card number.
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it's effective if i steal your identity. it's prudent or all engaged with credit reports, it's not going to solve the problem. it's not the shield against identity theft. >> it could happen again involving a giant retailer. is the message, think about having cash in your pocket? >> the lesson is, people are not going to like this advice. your credit card is safer than your debit card. when it comes to safety and fraud prevention, the credit card is the king. >> great advice, john. thanks so much. good to see you. happy holidays. >> same to you. >> fantastic. when he was boxing in the ring, we all knew him as iron mike. probably a fan yourself, maybe? now, mike tyson is taking on a whole new challenge in a new
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venue. find out what he is up to these days. cg/úññ
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he used to make his fortune in the ring. former boxing champ, mike tyson is making the stage his home. who would have thought he would be a broadway star or spike lee would direct the film.
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he and evander holyfield surprised everybody. they poked fun at the ear biting moment during their career in the ring. tieson says he really is sorry for that moment. >> it's your ear. >> so, he's the man who had a lifetime of ups and downs. rachel nichols talked to him about his journey. she joins us now with more on her interview with iron mike. >> well, fred, there is no one else quite like mike tyson. his rise was meteoric. he's a convicted rapist, a crime he says he didn't commit. he's an entertainer and now earning raves for his one-man show on broad way. he doesn't have just a second act, he's had three, four, five acts. i talked to him about all of them. >> you are a broadway star now. >> i have been called worse, i
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agree. >> 20 years ago, if i said to you, of all the things you might do with your life, would you believe you would be headlining a show on broadway? >> no, but i'm glad i am. i'm a serious guy, but when i perform, i like to perform. i like to evoke feelings from people. >> you grew up in the bad section of brooklyn. how many times were you arrested as a kid. >> quite a few times. over 30 times. over 40 times. >> what? >> yeah. by the time i was 12, 11. >> how do you deal with going from that to being a guy who, when you were only 20 years old, the heavyweight champion of the world. once you get there, how difficult is it to deal with it? >> money is a false sense of security. it makes you believe you can't die. it makes you turn into a coward. i don't like that in my life. i don't like the person i was back then. all the money and success i had,
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i didn't get anything done. my kids never saw me. i was a horrible father. i'm getting so much done now than i could have ever done then in the prime of my fighting career. >> eevander, i'm sorry. i'm sad the fight didn't go on further so the boxing fans of the world could have seen who would have come out on top. >> when you look back on it now, what do you think? >> i'm sorry i bit his ear, i really am sorry. i like evander. he's a good guy. >> you did a commercial recently where you gave back the ear. >> i'm sorry, evander. it's your ear. >> was it a fun commercial to do? do you believe you are joking about this now after all that? >> it's a big joke now. >> i started out asking you
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about the mike tyson of 20 years ago, if he could have predicted this mike tyson. what do you think of the mike tyson 20 years from now? >> man, that's going to be frightening. 20 years from now, a grandfather. pretty interesting. i hope i'm around to meet that guy. >> tyson is trying his hand as being a boxing promoter. he's going to do it better than the guys that promoted him. i asked what advice he was giving to the younger boxers. he's saying the only entronlg you need is your lawyer. >> thank you very much. chuck norris doing a split across two airplanes. look familiar? it looks crazy. is that one possible?
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and this is sarah now. remember her months ago, she was hoping a lung transplant would help her get well and it did. now, she's facing a new medical challenge. what is her prognosis? get most? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.s.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right here at home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here.
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so, frank, this one is for you and everyone else who likes the feel-good stories. this is a must see moment of the day. the moment a young man gets his college acceptance letter. this was extra special for 20-year-old ryan who has down syndrome. >> it says congratulations. >> i got accepted? >> pleased to inform you of your acceptance into the program for the fall of 2014, beginning august 17th, 2014. >> they said yes? >> they said yes. what do you say? >> yes. >> he's accepting his acceptance letter to clemson university's life program. it is for people with intellectual disabilities and aims to give them a college
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experience. that is fantastic. congrats to him. by now, you have probably seen jean claude van dam doing the splits between the tops of two moving trucks. but, in this event, it might be similar, but perhaps very unique. take a look. ♪ >> okay, that's van dam's commercial for volvo trucks. remember that one? not to be outdone, chuck norris has his own split. >> no power to charm. so gracious is the time. so i broke it.
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♪ >> oh, chuck norris. there he is doing a split of his own. he's taking it to new heights. between the two fighter jets balancing 11 people standing in the shape of a christmas tree on the top of his head. ho, ho, ho. guess what? there's more. they actually light up. right there, like a lit christmas tree. this is, of course, a parody of the van dam ad, which makes use of cgi graphic technology. none the less, very funny. i guess they are a bit competitive. our young sarah was dying. she needed a lung transplant. her parents had to fight the federal government to get it. the family was successful. this is only the beginning of her journey back. here is jason carol. >> after so much national attention was focused on sarah,
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we wanted to see how she was doing several months out from her surgery. we found a determined little girl still on that long road to recovery. four months ago, sarah could barely move in her hospital bed without help. after receiving two lung transplants. the surgeries necessary because she was dying from cystic fibrosis. her goal then was very clear. >> i'm not going for easy. >> you're not going for easy? >> i'm just going -- >> one -- >> this is what possible looks like now. sarah at home in her bedroom doing physical therapy with her mother and her home nurse nearby. >> shoulders back. >> reporter: she is walking, thinking about christmas. >> i asked for a -- >> reporter: and focusing on how far she has come. >> what i was going through was
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possible. it was possible for me. >> happy holidays. >> reporter: sarah's family overjoyed by her progress, but still frustrated. for weeks, they pressured health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius to change the under 12 policy that discriminated against children. sarah was getting sicker waiting for the transplant. meanwhile, adults who were less sick were eligible for transplants. >> what we were trying to say is she was being treated unequally as were all other kids in her age group. >> reporter: they sued. a judge ruled in their favor, temporarily suspending the policy. the network optn allowing some ak exceptions for very sick children, then the policy is up
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for review. now, her challenge isn't her lungs, which work fine, it's hur muscles and her bones, which weakened while waiting for the transplant. >> now, here we are, climbing out of that. and she will. but she shouldn't have been in that position. she shouldn't have had to go through this much. >> reporter: sarah knows she has a long way to go. >> i told myself i can do it and i push myself. >> reporter: do you feel like you are getting better every week? every day? >> every day, i get a little stronger. >> reporter: and gets a little better, one step at a time. since the national policy was changed last summer, ten other children like sarah have also been approved to receive lung transplants. what they ultimately want is better policy that would benefit all children. fred? >> thanks so much, jason. appreciate that. we always like to hear what you have t

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