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♪ i'm just so flabbergasted by how a child is able to bring a gun to school. >> another school shooting. cities are rationing their water, farmers are praying for rain. all of us are likely going to feel its effects. ♪ you know this one you it's
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kill bill. and django unchained. these are some of the gorest movies in film. now, the man who produced them wants to send a different message. why harvey weinstein is taking on the nra. your "new day" starts now. hey, you are up early, aren't you but year glad to sigh, i'm christi paul. >> it's a pleasure to be here. i'm victor blackwell. 6:00 on the east coast "new day saturday." this morning, we're starting with a national conversation about privacy, your privacy, and president obama setting limits and guidelines for how the federal government handles your phone and e-mail records. >> yeah, more than six months after edward snowden shocked the world with revelations just how far u.s. spy operations reach into your life, the president put changes to the most controversial snooping programs, but he's hardly backing off the need for high-tech spying at home and across the globe. >> we are expected to protect
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the american people. that requires us to have capabilities in this field. >> national security correspondent jim sciutto has the latest from washington. jim? >> well, kristi and victor, the president said, i hear your concerns both in the u.s. and around the world and that the u.s. needs to make changes to build trust damage in the wake of edward snowden's revelations. but he argued that many of these programs are necessary to keep us safe, but he's going to keep them in place with new safe guards but in place. >> reporter: after months of spirited debates sparked by the explosive revelations of edward snowden, the president told american, he'll rein in nsa surveillance but only to a point. >> the power of technology means there are fewer and fewer technicalological restraints on what we can do. that places a special only case
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on us to ask tough questions what about we should do. >> reporter: >> reporter: the most significant changes affect the most controversial of programs. the bulk of america's phone records. the president asked congress to create a panel of public advocates to counter government search requests. and he ask the attorney general and intelligence committee to explore moving the data out of nsa control but the bottom line, the program won't necessarily end. for the nsa most ardent critics that would be a glaring omission. >> i didn't hear any lessening of the spying on americans or collecting for rest of americans, i heard, trust me, i'm going to put more safe guards in place but i'm going to keep on collecting americans' records. >> reporter: the president argues much of the surveillance is just too important to scrap altogether. >> not only because i felt it made us more secure. but as because nothing in that
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initial review and nothing that i've learned since indicated that our intelligence community has sought to violate the law. >> reporter: so do any of the changes make us less safe? >> if these programs were stopping huge terrorist attacks, you know, maybe there should be more concern. but the point of fact is, these programs are not. >> you do have critics on both sides, of course, mike rodgers the chairman of the house intelligence committee and dianne feinstein both strong supporters called the president's speech strong. but echoing other supporters they raised questions about the judicial review of nsa searches. if instituted that approval process much be faster in the future than in the past when it took up to nine days to gain approval for a sing search. they encouraged the white house to send changes to congress so they can be fully debated. so, really, you know, the point has been made this is not the end of the debate. in fact, the debate has to continue. it's got to go to intelligence
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committee and justice department, and we'll see this play out over the next months. victor. >> chief national security correspondent jim sciutto. thank you so much. the other big story this morning, a school shooting suspect is on the loose. >> police say that he opened fire in the gymnasium at delaware valley charter high school. this is in philadelphia. it happened yesterday. two teens were shot and injured. now, police originally thought they nabbed the suspect. they tweeted out, quote, a suspect is in custody. however, the 17-year-old in custody has since been cleared and released. >> cnn's nick valencia joins us. are they looking for one suspect or another? >> this is another shooting, guys. three weeks in a year. second school shooting in the united states. it's outrageous. initially, they were looking for three persons of interest, victor, one was detained briefly yesterday, interviewed, cleared
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and released. one is in custody, but they're waiting for a third to turn themselves in. the police said that didn't happen. our local affiliate caught up with eyewitnesses there that were just shocked by the chaos around them. >> i mean, it was just chaos. it was real chaos. when i came down from the school, the girl, she was talking with her arm, looked like she got shot. >> there was like a floor with drops of blood on the floor. my friend got shot, i was making sure he was all right. you don't expect things like this to happen. it's crazy. >> there was surveillance of the shooting so you think that would narrow down who the police are looking for. right now, they still want to talk to that teenage students. >> we have to ask, how were the students who were shot? >> the good news, they threatened nonlife threatening injuries. initial, a female student was shot in the arm and then another
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student. police haven't released a motive, but they haven't ruled out that maybe this was accidental. maybe it wasn't an intentional shooting. >> i look back to the late 90s when columbine -- >> 1999. >> it was so rare then. just a couple weeks into the year and this is already the second. >> this is becoming the new standard. the new norm, people are used to this happening. waking up to headlines reading school shooting. a 12-year-old in new mexico, the last school shooter. this one, again, we want to emphasize, it could have been accidental. it may not have been an intentional shooting. you mentioned, victor, the outrage of this becoming a standard in the united states. >> yeah, the fear. you're just sending your kid to school for heaven's sake. thank you, nick. we appreciate it. the u.s. embassy in ckabul said two americans were ahead of the attack in a restaurant. at least 20 people were killed
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in the shoot-out there. the taliban claimed responsibility pour the attack and called it payback for the strike in kabul that happened that left several civilians dead. new jersey governor chris christie is going to be in florida. it's going to be christie's first political fund-raising trip since the bridgegate scandal broke. some of his allies among 17 people issued subpoenas this week. officials are expected to comb through e-mails, text messages, voice mails that may be connected to last september's controversial bridge closure. so many of us dealt with the cold the last couple of weeks. we're all bundled up. remember the scene in "the christmas story" where the kid's like, i can't put my arms down! it's so cold in florida, that
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the manatees are looking for warmth. >> wildlife officials closed it to help conserve energy in crystal river. glad they're doing okay. >> how about the weekend. cnn meteorologist jennifer gray is here with the forecast. please say something about warmth or temperatures going up, something. >> oh, man, it will. but just not this week. we're actually going to see another blast of arctic air and it is going to be cold in much of the country as we get into the middle part of the work week. right now, though, the focus is on the north. we have winter weather advisory stretched across the ohio valley and the plains. and even a blizzard warning for south dakota. and we're going to see snow in minneapolis, a little bit of snow for chicago and even in interior portions of the northeast. looks like it's mainly going to be rain for new york city. snow amounts don't look all that impressive. but we are going to get 2 to 4 inches possibly around chicago.
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indianapolis, 3 to 6 inches around minneapolis. so look at these temperatures for the next couple of days. not that far from normal over today. by tomorrow, we'll have a one-day warmup and temperatures go down. minneapolis, 11 degrees. monday and tuesday, chicago, minneapolis, all in the single digits, guys. >> ouch. >> yes. >> jennifer gray, thank you so much. still to come on "new day," it continues to unfold, this hack attack on american soil. but now, it could be linked to the russian mob. we'll have details about that. plus, could a deadly school shooting in colorado have been prevented? we were just talking about all the school shootings. but a security guard in this case is now saying he tried to warn school administrators, but they wouldn't hear it, he says. when jake and i first set out on our own,
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you should be happy for that. we're glad you're with us. that's the hustle in times square. it's always some hustle somewhere, right? >> it's a light hustle. i don't know if that's a thing, a light hustle in times square, new york. >> feeling mild for you. partly cloudy in the big apple. high of 46 degrees. just so you can be prepared for your day. >> so that company, the company in west virginia blamed for the toxic spill that just fouled the drinking water for 300,000 people. that company is filing for bankruptcy. >> already, some people are saying, what! because that filing by freedom industries, of course, puts lawsuits against the company, you know it, on hold. officials detected a 7,000 gallon leak last week. >> now, there is some good news, more than 220,000 people have been cleared to use tap water. but an advisory is advising pregnant women to avoid drinking that water. and retailers around the
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country are warned that the hack attack on tart may just been one thing. >> and the software hacks could have links to the russian mob. cnn correspondent christine romans has more on the investigation there. christine, good morning. >> christi and victor, much of what investigators know about the hack is kept under wraps right now as cyberforensics experts sift through clues. but what we do know is that homeland security is worried this isn't an isolated event. >> reporter: the u.s. government now warning retailers across the country to be on high alert. that massive attack on target over the holidays may have compromised the personal information up to 110 million customers, it could be just the beginning. in a brand-new bulletin, the department of homeland security now revealing that target may not have been alone. that the malicious software has potentially infected a large number of retail operations. and for the first time, they're
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detailing just how those hackers pulled off one of the biggest data heists ever. >> now with this new information that many other retailers could potentially have been breached, that number could potentially double in the next couple of weeks. >> reporter: here's how they did it according to a cybersecurity firm called eyesight who has contributed to the investigation. they used highly sophisticated and nearly unprotected malware that is a kartoxa surreptitiously put in, eyesight says many retail organizations may not know they've been infected. the software infests retail processing systems, allowing the hackers to manipulate the malware from the outside. and most troubling of all, it's using new technology that makes it virtually undetectable by all security software. >> it's unknown exploit. one that they haven't seen
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before. >> reporter: just who are the hackers? there are clues. part of the code is written in russian. "the wall street journal" cites an unnamed u.s. official who said these details suggest the attack may have ties to organized crime from the former soviet union. target's still dealing with the fallout this morning. in a new e-mail by target to its customers said the cyberattack stole much more than pin numbers. stole names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses as well. >> consumers need to be aware right now, paying a very close attention to their statements. you can check your statements online every single day. >> reporter: target will testify before congress in early february. no federal laws exist that set out rules for when and how companies can report, or must report data breaches to customers and law enforcement. officials say the objective of that hearing will be on how customers can protect themselves. christi, victor. >> christine romans, thank you. so pilot error is now blamed
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for a southwest plane landing at the wrong airport in missouri. remember, it landed sunday night, at the airport about seven miles away from its scheduled defendant station. now the airport's runway isn't designed for large planes. so that's why they were forced to slam on their brakes. >> and this could have been disastrous, because the plane wouldn't have ended up in some field. it was just short of a steep dropoff at the end of that runway. cnn's renay marsh has the latest. >> well, christi, victor, until now, the outstanding question has been how in the world did southwest flight 4013 end up at the wrong airport in missouri on a dangerously short runway. well, now we know. the veteran pilots told ntsb investigators they programmed the correct airport into their system. but when they were cleared to land, they saw an airport, believed it it to be the right one and just landed. the problem is, it was the wrong
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airport. it was only after they landed that they realized their mistake. they were actually at m. grant clark airport about ten miles away from the intended branson airport. the pilot said the runway was lit and was in a similar correction as their intended destination. now, we should note this was the captain's first flight to branson and the first officer's second. christi, victor. >> rene marsh, thank you. still to come on "new day," stomach acres and nausea, not exactly how you want to end your dream vacations right? so what exactly caused dozens of passengers to get sick on a royal caribbean cruise? plus, this burger say beast. and there's a side of skittles. >> what! >> that's an interesting pair. up next, we'll show you the outrageous burger that every seahawks fan will want to have during tomorrow's game. welcome back. how is everything?
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alrighty. a big, big weekend in sports. look at this, hundreds of fans getting together for a huge broncos pep rally. that was in downtown denver yesterday. broncos take on the patriots for the afc championship tomorrow as i know you know. >> and the seahawks prepare for
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their nfc battle. seattle players are practicing right up to the big game against the san francisco 49ers on sunday, too. and. >> we have a big game, obviously, the 49ers travel to seattle. a great nfc championship game. i know a lot of people want to make a big deal about the two young quarterbacks in this game. but i think this game is all about the defense. seattle has, bottom line, the best defense in the nfl. 49ers have the three best linebackers in the nfl. i think this game is really going to be about the more defensive struggle. first team to get 21 points in my opinion is going to win this game. but the edge, we talked about this last weekend, has to go to seattle because of their fans. these people are downright loud. they're world record-breaking loud. their cheers are decibel levels. it's affected them because seattle has already beaten them.
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crushed them by a combined score of 71-16. but all bets are come sunday. >> right. >> hey, afc championship gape, a lot of people talking about that one being a great quarterback matchup. obviously two of the greatest quarterbacks. there's a big disparity here because brady happens to eight championship games. peyton has lost eight times in the first round. but denver does have a lot of weapons, so you got to give them a lot of credit there. new england, i will say, this is a team that most people cannot name their starting offensive weapons because they're no-namers, they put themselves in a position to possibly go to another super bowl without a lot of star players. trending on bleacherreport.c bleacherreport.com, patriots coach bill belichick said, hey, when in denver, stay away from the legal amarijuana. he said don't go out and be stupid.
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marijuana is legal for recreational use in colorado. but it's still out in the league. tom brady was asked a question -- >> are you excited about that? we didn't talk about that. it's a very important game for us and it's a business trip. hey, check out this sign, this is very cute. clearly this church sign pulled for the denver broncos this weekend. it says, god has no faves but the sign guy does. go broncos. here's the kicker, that sign is in providence, rhode island right smack dab in the middle of patriots area. 22 miles from there. great weekend obviously for football. sunday, two big games, starts at 3:00 between the broncos and patriots. >> we know where you'll be. >> i'm going to be shopping -- >> in front of the tv? >> i'm kidding -- in front of
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the tv. i want you to stick around for this, the team is getting ready but so are the fans. look at this thing. >> if you haven't had breakfast yet, please let me forewarn you. >> it's called a beast mode burger. it's named after marshawn lynch. would beef patties, two pieces of bacon, ham, onion rings and skittles on the side because it's lynch's favorite. >> i've got a back story. when marshawn lynch was a running back for the seahawks, a little boy, his mother used to give him skittles before the game telling him those were power pellets, the more he ate, the faster he would run. sugar high. there's a cute back story, in high school, he had a friend that used to give him skittles. in college, a friend did. and today on in the nfl eating exitleles before games. >> well, if it works -- and the
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fans throw skittles, right? >> they actually sell that burger during the games in seattle. fans are eating that. try to imagine carrying that thing to your seat. >> i ate eight three-pound burger for a story seven years ago. >> have you ever done anything like that? >> i almost died. i thought i was going to jump out of my neck that night. but i made it. >> we're glad you made it. thank you, joe. better you than me. i wouldn't make it. there is no letup in california's epic drought. and i mean epic, sincerely. wildfires are one problem. but there's another reason all of us may feel this state's pain. hey guys! sorry we're late. did you run into traffic? no, just had to stop by the house to grab a few things. you stopped by the house? uh-huh. yea. alright, whenever you get your stuff, run upstairs, get cleaned up for dinner. you leave the house in good shape? yea. yea, of course.
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florida this weekend to help raise money for governor rick scott's campaign. this week, some of christie's closest advisers were issued subpoenas in this case. number two, james everett duttky pled guilt for sending letters with ricin to president obama. number 3, two small planes collided on a runway at a san jose, california, airport. touring to the faa, a single-engine piper comanche lost power and crashed into the similar-size cessna 142. the ntsb is investigating this accident, of course. number 4, the family of a man who police say was shot and killed because he was texting in a movie theater are holding a memorial service. the funeral for chad oulson will be held in land o'lakes, florida, this afternoon.
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curtis reeves has been charged with second degree murder. number 5, flowers were laid on the hollywood walk of fame in remembrance of ruth duccini. she was the last of living female munchkins from the 1935 classic "the wizard of oz." duccini died on thursday in las vegas. she was 95. only one of the original cast members is still alive. >> wow, that's something to think about it, isn't it? >> yes. >> yesterday, california's governor declared his state is facing an historic crisis with this the drought. >> yeah, it's a drought that's so huge it's a threat to the state's $44 billion agriculture industry. it's also our crisis. the state produces nearly half of all u.s.-grown fruits and vegetables and the drought could mean higher prices at the supermarket. >> and it's fueling blazes like the colby fire. it's just 30% contained today as
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it was yesterday. it doesn't seem like they made any progress. kyung lah has more on the progress. >> reporter: victor and christi, breathe up into several structures, a two-story structure, the fire made it pleatly collapse. the record-low rain and winds and low humidity made it right for this fire. the drought has plunged california in a state of in which. this is what california's drought looks like. the driest year in a century met a flame-friendly canvas for the colby fire. 1700 acres charred. five homes gone in an instant. the drought declared the governor has plunged california into a state of emergency.
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>> we are in an unprecedented very serious situation, and people should pause and deflect on how dependent we are on the rain, nature, and one another. >> reporter: if a state of emergency speech, the governor asked everyone to cut back water use by 20%. his declaration does lift some environmental restrictions to allow the state to move water to parch regions more easily. the challenge, there's not much to share among the state's 38 million residents. reservoir levels are at record lows. snow pack this season, 80% lower than normal. los angeles got just over three inches of rain in all of 2013. about a quarter of what's normal. more firefighters will be hired, and they're on alert for this dangerous drought. as for the colby fire that's still burning, it started as an
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accident. police say these three men set an illegal campfire. they and their attorneys couldn't be reached for comment. the fire rapidly exploded out of control. the challenge for firefighters, more dry winds and a forecast without any rain stretching on into the weekend. looking now at the hillside, you can see that it is all brown. that's not typical. that's not burned land either. that is normally green this time of the year, but because of the drought, all of the earth here is brown. firefighters here saying they have had a very difficult fire season. and they expect it to continue. victor, christi. >> thank you. >> is there any leaf? >> some humidity, rain, let's check with jennifer gray. anything coming for them? >> really, no. we are still under this ridge of high pressure. and that is what's fueling all the dry conditions, the fires. we have high pressure in place.
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it's pulling an offshore flow and it is definitely fueling those fires. the dry northeast winds. we also have relative humidities in the single digits. and that's really not going to change anytime soon. we don't see anything in the next one to two weeks that's really going to spell relief. we have shattered records all across southern california for the dry conditions. only three inches of rain in 2013. burbank, los angeles, ucla, all the driest year on record in 2013. san francisco is drier than they've ever been. and that is 165 years of record-keeping. and just last week, the state, about 20% an extreme drought. and look at this, already around 60%. so, guys, this is something we're going to be talking about for a long time. it's going to take much more than just a couple days of rain, christi, to get this reversed. so this is definitely something that's going to mean trouble in possibly the next couple of months. >> jen, thanks for the heads-up.
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a security guard at arapahoe high school in colorado says the school did not do enough to prevent a shooting. this was back in december. you remember this one? in a post on facebook, cameron rust claims the alleged shooter carl pearson called teacher, looked up guns on the internet while on campus. >> one afternoon in the lunchroom, carl was looking up guns on his computer. after we noticed that, he quickly closed his computer. and we immediately told our supervisor what we saw. and we were told he would bring it up in their administration meeting. and then that following monday after that administration meeting, we were told there was nothing that they could do about that. and it was his personal computer, and that he could look up what he wanted. >> well, during that attack,
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pearson shot 17-year-old claire davis. she later died of her injuries. and officials say pearson took his own life at the school. the son of famed evangelist billy graham is asking the world to pray for his dad. he spoke about his condition. >> he's doing okay. just okay. after he -- he was hospitalized right after his birthday in november. and his vitals are good. but he just does not have strength. so i know for those that are watching, my father would appreciate your prayers. well, you know, my father's ready to go to heaven. and whenever that day comes, he's ready. he's worked hard all of his life. he's been faithful to preaching the gospel of jesus christ his entire life. and, so, he's ready to go home. but i'm praying that the lord will leave him a little longer. we need him. >> he went ton say that this dad has started on another book, and he wants to be able to finish
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that. and billy graham, he says, hopes to film another online video message such as the one he released on his 95th birthday. this is the worst way to end a dream vacation. royal caribbean says more than 60 passengers were infected with a stomach illness during a recent cruise. yesterday, the "majesty of the seas" returned to miami after a four-day getaway in the bahamas. that was all good. 25 people on board. the cruise officials expect norovirus. you've heard it on other cruises. it's contagious. and can spread to the food, water, contaminated surface. they think that is what made all those people sick. okay, nothing sick but celebrations for michelle obama. yesterday, the first lady turned 50. talk about making it last, she's celebrating tonight with a big "saturday night fever" themed party at the white house. >> people are told to wear comfortable shoes. last night jimmy fallon poked fun at the celebrations.
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>> the first lady's birthday. happy birthday to michelle obama who turns 50 years old today. [ applause ] she had a great time at her party especially when she blew out the candles on her birthday kale. [ laughter ] >> i think she's probably going to have some good stuff there. it's called sips and snacks and dancing and dessert. of course, those comfortable shoes will come in handy. it's expected to be a star-studded event. we'll see if there are any pictures that come out this. >> you know there there be. there's a lot of pressure on the president because he's hosting. >> and that 50, that's -- >> that's a big one. britain's prince harry is getting a new job and he's trading in his wings. >> how this change could affect his love life. that's next. ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of craving something that i can't have ♪ ♪ turn around, barbara
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good morning, london. they're approaching noon. i'm sure you're just getting out of bed, if you're not still in bed. only a few more minutes there across the pond, as we look live at the tower bridge in downtown london. let's take a look at some of the news making headlines around the world this morning. christi. >> yeah, we want to start in france, victor with the growing
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controversy with the president with his alleged affairs with an actress. cnn's jim bittermann reports from london. good morning, jim. >> reporter: christi, as you can imagine, a lot going on all week long. but we have been able to confirm a few things. one is the magazine that came out with allegations of the affair between the french president and the movie actress is being sued by the movie actress for 50,000 euros for violations of privacy. the other thing we can confirm, president hollande went to visit the first lady, valerie treirweiler. and the magazine who made the allegations has come out with another article saying that the affair between the president and the actress goes back for nearly two years, christi. i want to get to baghdad right now, new fears that iraq is spiralling into war, with that, the absence of troops.
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michael holmes is there. >> reporter: hi, christi, after a bloody week in baghdad, violence continues elsewhere. slashes in the anbar province, sunni and al qaeda-linked militants fighting daily in and mainly around the cities of ramadi and fallujah. the iraqi army staying away from a full-on assault of those cities but right now, this is a place on the edge. fears high on one major bombing. one high profile assassination away from all-out sectarian conflict. we want to go to sochi, russia, the site of the winter olympics. officials scrambling to get everything ready for what could be the most expensive olympics in history. cnn's international correspondent nic robertson is there. good morning, nic. >> reporter: christi, wherever you look here, preparations still under way for the olympics. we're right down on the coastline here.
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the moving rocks for the coastal defense. in the background, you can see the main olympic stadium. thousands of workers here over this whole olympic village area trying to get it ready. security very tight. hundreds of policemen out on the streets. if you look up in the sky up there, you might able to see the security blimp where the high-powered cameras are met. desperate now here, less than three weeks to get these olympics ready on time. back to you, christi. >> all right, nic. thank you. and to london we go. the latest on prince harry's new job and how that could change his love life. cnn's erin mclaughlin reports. good morning. erin. all right, we apologize. we can see her -- >> huh? what? >> like, huh? new info on his love life and they just don't want to get that for us. >> we're going to get that because we teased it and people
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♪ i'm glad you came yes, los angeles. thank you for joining us. although some people are just finishing up their friday night at a greasy spoon somewhere with a plate of pancakes for two bucks. >> sounds good. >> i know, right? the screen actors guild awards,
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the people know them as the s.a.g. awards happen this evening. and cnn will be from the red carpet live. of course, speaking of films, by the way, take a look at this. >> you're exactly the one i'm looking for. >> hey, stop talking to him. >> calm down, simply trying to conduct a transaction. >> that's the chance you have to take. >> very well. >> uh-huh. that's a scene from the graphic film "django unchained." but harvey weinstein, the hollywood mogul behind it like pulp fiction and kill bill, he's done, victor. >> here's what he told piers morgan last night. >> the main allegation is one of hypocrisy. you produced violent movies, django unchained and pulp
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fiction. and people say what about you, harvey, you're going to stop glamorizing guns if you take this so seriously? >> i think they have a good point. i have to look in the movie. i have to choose movies that are not violent or not as violent as they used to be. for me, personally, i cannot continue to do that. the chain starts here. >> i wonder what those movies will look like. he's taken it a step further, weinstein has also announced plans for a new movie that will be critical of the national rifle association. we'll see if that's a political thriller. it's one of the most exciting times of the year for hollywood. everybody loves this season because it's the oscar race. >> yeah, everybody's talking about this year's nominees. the thing is there's even more buzz, it seems, about who didn't get nominated. cnn's entertainment correspondent nischelle turner has a look at this year's surprises and snubs. >> victor and christi, good morning to you. on "new day" thursday morning,
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barkhad abdi said he couldn't sleep before the nominations. he was so excited. i believe some of them feel the exact same way. some are happy, others not so much. let's talk best picture. there were nine films nominated, in my opinion, all of them were worth it. but, you know, there were some movies shut out and has people scratching their head this morning. let's begin with "lee daniels' the butler." when this movie came out there was positive buzz about it. we saw it shut out by the golden globes, we didn't know what would happen for oscar time, well, it was shut out again. along with the movie "saving mr. banks." a allot of people thought it would get a nomination as well. in the actor category, we saw big stars, people like meryl streep, sandra bullock, leo dicaprio, jennifer lawrence. there's a long list of names that many people expected to hear that did not, the big "o."
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like oprah, the big oh, no. the critics lauded this as her best work for "the butler" but nothing from the academy. no nomination for emma thompson. this is a shocker for me, she played in "saving mr. banks." the general consensus was the best actress was between her and cate blanchett. and the category the most competitive, the best actor race, so i summer wouldn't call these snubs because there were so many good performances by actors there's no way to fit them in, christian bale, bruce dern, chi what tewetel ejiofor, hanks, and forest whitaker, a-list actors but how do you pit them all in? you just can't do it.
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12 years a slave, nine nominations, so much going on, and you know what, we've got a little time because the 86th academy awards are on march 2nd after the olympics this year. victor, christi, back to you. >> nischelle, thank you. i've got some work to do. i've got some movies to see. i've seen "frozen." i have children. that's the only thing i've seen. >> good thing is, a lot of these films are still in theaters. so you can see it. how much do you love -- we're talking about football -- your favorite sports team enough to get a tattoo of team on your body? >> you? >> no, no. >> we're about to introduce you to one guy, though. oh, yeah, he's got a tattoo of his favorite team. you're not going to believe what he just did, though. [ male announcer ] this is kevin.
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we had a little trouble here say moment ago. >> we did. >> but we worked it out. >> we promised we were bring you the story. >> yes, the story of britain's prince harry because he's got a new job now. he'll be taking a desk job with the british army in london. >> and that takes him out of any potential combat flying of apache helicopters. he spent 3 1/2 years as a pilot and gunner.
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this will allow him to spend more time with his girlfriend. you see the bonus? >> okay. >> she becomes the fiancee. >> and a future princess? we'll see. we talked about this tattooing of a teen. you have to be a straightup hard-worry fan to get the team's loge go at a tio tattooed on yo. >> you have to be psychic to claim the winner before they even play. that's what tom connors did. you know the problem here, if they don't play the nfc playoffs until tomorrow, super bowl isn't until next month. tim, good luck with that. >> that's a gamble. he should probably call the guy who has the romney logo tattooed on the side of his head. >> oh, no. >> i'm just saying. they should probably have lunch. >> we're so glad that you're waking up with this this
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morning. >> new hour of "new day" starts right now. chris christie is on the move and looking for money. will a florida fund-raising trip charm the big donors or alienate them? >> a "wall street journal" reporter goes missing and a week later, investigators still baffled. now, some reports say his disappearance may have to do with his coverage of the oil industry. and tracking every movement through your phone without you knowing it. seem far-fetched? it's already happening. your "new day" starts now. so grab some coffee or orange juice, whatever you fancy in the morning. >> a cup of tea. i'm victor blackwell. 7:00 here on the east coast this is "new day saturday." and we're starting this hour in philadelphia. that's where the second school shooting happened this week. >> uh-huh.
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this morning, police are searching for the suspected gunman, though. police say he opened fire in a gymnasium at delaware valley charter high school yesterday. two teens were injured. >> cnn's nick valencia joins us now. we've just started 2013. >> yeah, incredible. >> already the second school shooting. >> and it's becoming -- you know, it should be outrageous, but it's sort of becoming a new standard in the united states. people getting accustomed to waking up to these headlines. a 17-year-old was taken in custody and questioned and later released. police tell us they expect a person of interest to turn himself in later this morning. police are on the hunt this morning for a young man who pulled a gun in a philadelphia high school friday afternoon, shooting two students in the arm. >> one student is a female, approximately 15 years of age. the other student is a male student, approximately 15 years of age. as i said, both students are in stable condition. >> reporter: the suspect is believed to be in the gym with seven other student tess delaware valley charter high
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school. the school was placed on lockdown immediately following the shooting. and while one 17-year-old student was initially i.d.'d as the gunman, he's since been cleared and released. outside the school friday. parents are anxiously awaiting word that their kids are okay. >> i'm just so flabbergasted about how a child or whoever was able to bring a gun to school. i just want to know that. just tell me, if you can tell me how that happened, i'm good. >> reporter: the incident was captured on surveillance video and investigators are reviewing the tape. as of late friday, police are still looking for the weapon. now, they have one message for the shooter. >> come turn yourself in. get it over with now. come turn yourself in. we're going to do the process we need to, looking at the video and talks to witness. >> an update on the two students who were shot, they suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. they're good. >> nick valencia, thank you.
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now to your privacy. president obama seeming to draw guidelines here. >> we're getting mandates now after six months after edward snowden shocked the world with revelations on how far u.s. spy operations reach into your life. >> now, the new rules are reigniting the fierce debate between the right balance between civil liberties and national security. >> oh, how i wish you could sit in the seat of protecting the country. the president has a tough job. i want to help the president do his job protecting the country. legislative acts by the future, judges act by reflecting on the past. and the president has to deal with what is happening today. i've watched presidents do that. this is a valuable tool for them to protect the country. >> the oath that the president takes when they get inaugurated is to protect and defend the constitution of the united states. one part of which is the fourth amendment that says that we are supposed to be safe from being
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searched and seized by the government without probable cause. not having all of our communications data collected, monitored and analyzed, even though there's no evidence of wrongdoing. that's the responsibility afforded the president, according to the constitution. >> national correspondent has the latest from washington. >> reporter: the nsa reforms are meant to reassure. >> the united states is not spying on ordinary people who don't threaten our national security. >> reporter: because there are people who do. the president says the surveillance program needs to stick around. >> these efforts have prevented multiple attacks and saved innocent lives. >> reporter: but to answer those weary of potential privacy abuses, the president proposed changing but not ending, nsa's controversial bulk selection of phone numbers, times and lengths of calls. effective immediately, nsa will
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have to get that for data. >> this will not be simple. more work needs to be done to determine exactly how this system might work. >> reporter: but he's punted hammering out the details to congress. and before the government is given permission to look at phone records, he's proposing a new panel of independent advocates to argue against the government in front of the secret foreign intelligence surveillance court. a public voice that could include the aclu. >> a panel of advocates. privacy advocates would ensure that they kick the tires on those issues. make sure that the government has to explain the reason why he wants that data. >> reporter: but former nsa counsel stewart baker said too many cooks in the intel kitchen will hurt. >> it is another layer. it will slow things down. in many cases it won't be needed. >> reporter: also scaled back, the president says unless there's a national security
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reason, the u.s. will longer eavesdrop on heads of state and leaders. >> i'll pick up the phone and call them, rather than turning to surveillance. >> he left out too many specifics. congress will now have to work many of the details out for themselves. christi and victor, capitol hill, they're still very divided over many parts of this issue. >> i bet, sunlen serfaty, thank you for being with us at the white house. new jersey governor chris christie will face his big test since the bridgegate scandal broke. the new jersey governor is headed south to help raise money for governor rick scott's campaign. this is happening as some of christie's closest advisers were slapped with subpoenas. live from orlando, tell us what we're expecting today.
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>> sure, well, victor and christi, this is actually the first time that new jersey governor chris christie has left the state since the scandal blew wide open. now, at his first news conference, he was asked about whether or not this controversy is going to affect his ability to do this job as chairman of the republican governors association. at the time, chris christie said, no, it's not. this weekend is really going to be a true test of that because christie's here in florida. he has three stops today. first one being in orlando, then ft. lauderdale and west palm beach. at those stops he's going to be fund-raising for the r.j., but also rick scott who has not shied away from the controversy. take a listen to what he had to say. >> i know with chris, he did the right thing, he apologized. went to the community and apologized. so i look forward to seeing him. >> all right, one thing to point out, christi and victor, these are closed-door fund-raisers,
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this is the first test of christi's ability to fund raise and his star power in light of what has happened over the past few weeks. >> tory, what's happening tomorrow, i understand that's going to be especially important in the bigger picture. >> christi, you're exactly right. tomorrow, all eyes are on what's happening because this may shed a little bit of light in terms of national politics. even potentially 2016. here's what's happening tomorrow. it's all happening in north palm beach. it's a donor outreach event. and basically what that means, it's an opportunity for chris christie to meet with potential donors if he should decide to run in 2016. this is happening at the home of the home depot co-founder's house in north palm beach. he said since the scandal happened the interest has even gone up. he's gone from about 200 people interested. to 500 people. and how he's saying he doesn't even know if he's going to have the room to accommodate
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everyone. so this will be an opportunity for chris christie to answer questions from those people. who if he decides to run in 2016, would potentially support him. >> tory dunnan, thank you so much. we're going to have an expanded conversation with a big money donor from the gop to see if this is making people nervous. 500 people have questions potentially, if they decide to back christi. there's a desperate search in new jersey. family and officials are digging for clues in the appearance of a "wall street journal" reporter. plus, whether you realize it or not, some retailers are keeping records of your ever move. and you can thank your cell phone and cutting edge technology. raving something that i can't have ♪ ♪ turn around, barbara ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ [ female announcer ] fiber one.
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make it as good as you can, though. >> enjoy the weekend. the fbi and new jersey state police are scouring an area of northern new jersey because they're trying to find clues in the disappearance of a "wall street journal" reporter. >> david bird's family said the investigative reporter went out for a walk last saturday and never came back. alexandra field is following the story. where does the search stand right now, alexandra, what do we know? >> reporter: well, christi, first and foremost, david berg's colleagues are holding on to hope. they look for him in a marshy area near his new jersey home and they're also looking on a river and trails where he liked to walk. police are looking for every tip including one from much farther away. david bird, a married father of two disappears without his cell phone or the medication he needs following a liver transplant nine years ago. >> he's a strong man. he has been through, you know --
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he's been through a lot before. you just think he's holding on. and we just want him back. >> reporter: for almost a week, authorities and hundreds of volunteers have scoured longhill, new jersey, for any sign of the "wall street journal's" 55-year-old energy reporter. "journal" put out a statement saying, quote, mr. bird is a long time member of the dow jones newsroom. our thoughts are with the family. bird's family are desperate for find them, on saturday, he said he was going for a quick walk but never came home. >> we have every reason to believe he just wanted to go for a little stroll. there's no -- nothing pointing to anything else. >> reporter: a search party numbering as many as 200 is combing trails were bird, a marathoner likes to walk. and they're searching the nearby passaic river. but this week, a potential clue seemed to come all the way from mexico that's where media outlets reported that bird's
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credit card had been used. investigators say prosecutors at this point have not confirmed whether the card was actually used in mexico. those reports raised concerns that his disappearance could somehow be connected to his coverage of opec, the organization of the pa troul yum exporting countries. >> that didn't scum from us. so i don't know where that information came from. and that doesn't make sense. he went for a walk. and that was all we know. we have no idea. >> reporter: bird's sister-in-law said the family still doesn't have any answers for a disappearance is that makes no sense. and bird's family is clearly worried about his safety. they are also saying they are very concerned about his health without that medication. but they say there's absolutely nothing in his background that would suggest is that he would willingly disappear. christi, victor. >> alexandra field. thank you. all right, boy, i've got to tell you, this target hack, if it wasn't enough to put you on edge where you're shopping, some
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brick and mortar stores have a way of tracking you now. >> yeah, cutting-edge technology is allowing them to get more invasive. finding and keeping more information about you than you'd ever imagine. >> we're talking about department stores like home depot, macy's, nordstrom's and american outfitters. just the stores that are using new technology to find out how you shop for get cookies. retailers follow you where you walk and talk on foot. >> the host of tech bites is with us. good morning, brett. explain to us, what is this and how does it work? >> yeah, george orwell was about 20 years off in his book "1984." it's a couple different things, our cell phones have -- i've got mine right, he a gps and an
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accelerometer. it has the ability to know where i am at all time, and with that about s accelerometer, it knows what you're doing. and some new technology called ibeacon, they're about the size of a pack of gum that picks up a blue tooth signal from your cell phone. it sounds creepy. the upside with these ibeacon technology, since it knows where you are in the store, literally it knows what aisle you're on. what you're looking at in the store. it can make offers to you, hey, did you know these pants are 30% off. but when you leave the store it knows who you are and it knows where you go throughout the day. so it's giving retailers pretty personal information. the companies say they're not tracking it back to you, to your
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individual person. just to your demographic data. your ages your gender, things like that, the neighborhood you live in. but it's giving you a personal peek inside of our lives. >> speaking of personal. i know this can expand beyond the stores. we're talking about monitoring you at doctors' appointments, hospital visits. what's the point there? >> right. and that, to the average joe, there seems like there's no point. retailers like this information because they can say, well, after they come to our gym to our restaurant, they go to this specific doctors' location. and they know that maybe that doctors location is a specialist. maybe it's a dermatologist. maybe it's -- you know, someone who treats something very specific. so they know where you're going. and specifically, what you're having done. the upside for the end user, for the shopper, doesn't seem to be very -- it doesn't seem to be very clear here. the upside for the retailers and for people who want all of our
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personal information is they know more about us, so they have an easy way to target us and to sell us things. >> i look at this in the context of this target hack that we've been talking about. and neiman marcus. and now possible involvement with the russian mob. >> right. >> and so if they get that information -- and that was just credit card data. >> right. >> but all of this personal information, there's got to be some potential for them to take more from us if they get the information from these companies? >> absolutely. and our credit card data says a lot about us. if you go through someone's credit card statement, you know where they spent their money. you know the location of where they spent their money. so if they're able to get that data in this massive hack on target and other retailers. if the retailers are taking that dat and did trying marry it to the date from from cell phones that says where we're going and what we're doing when we're not in their stores this is potential personal information
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that's floating around out there. >> one last question, we only have a couple seconds, what can we do, short of leaving our phone at home. what's the point of that? >> a couple things you can do. turn off the wi-fi on your phone. that's the fastest, easiest way. you can shut off the blue tooth when you walk into these establishments. you cannot activate these apps. these shop kick yans. when you hospitopt into somethiu need to read those terms and ios 7 has made it that you can shut off these tracking services. >> brett, we appreciate you so much. great perspective. thank you. >> thanks, guys. still to come, we're three weeks almost into the new year. how's that resolution going? trying to lay off the carbs? can't give up the bagel, though? we might have a tasty solution you're going to want to try. and you know what, there's a new name in driverless cars and
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>> you know that bell means it's "money time" on "new day." getting a check of wall street. stock finished the week mixed the dow ended friday and the week slightly hour. while the s&p 500 which closely tracks your 401(k), down a little bit. bad news from corporate earning helping to push that index lower. >> so not exactly a bull market. >> no, but we keep looking at it hoping it will rub off. hey, what's for breakfast this morning? one company is open hoping you'll gav tate toward the new skinny bagels. >> they're thin taskic bagels as they're known at the istein brothers company. a regular plain bagel with nothing on it, 260 calories, 56 grams of carbs, 460 milligrams of sodium. plain, bare bones, nothing but the bread there. einstein says their line of
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bagel has about 300 calories, egg whites, swiss, turkey sausage. of course, not as much bread. >> you're a bagel fan? >> not so much. >> i really love einstein brothers maple walnut cream cheese. i don't know what i'd put it it on but it's tasty. i don't know. just a spoon. there's something else if you're not a fan of the maple walnut. you want to spread something else on the bagel, hershey is now in the business of spreadable chocolate. mm. the chocolatier announced a hazelnut spread, almond spread and classic chocolate spread. nutella has competition. >> with my children. they put nutella on everything from bread to pancakes. >> i can't bring it into my house because it doesn't last for two days. it's so good. nutella is so good on its own.
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>> you know texting and driving is illegal in some city. >> yeah. >> how about if you just text and you don't drive. >> u.s. army -- >> connecting. >> all right. this clip from the futuristic movie "irobot" stars will smith, but how far in the future are we talking. >> they call it pilot to driving. that means there is a driver, he can concentrate on something else if he doesn't want to actively drive. >> this prototype was at the consumer electronics show in vegas last week. the state of california is taking aggressive steps to get driverless cars on the streets as early as this spring for testing. i don't know, it still makes me nervous. >> me, too. i was a little freaked out when i first saw it in that movie. to think there are states now lobbying to get these -- get
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permission to have driverless automobiles on the roads. i'm not ready for that. >> we know how our computers mess up. >> that's true. >> what happens when the car messes up? although some people say, drivers aren't exactly the safest drivers. >> that's true. maybe we should depend on the computers. let's talk about new jersey where the heat is on because some of governor chris christie's closest aides have now been issued subpoenas in the ongoing bridge scandal. coming up the latest as he heads to florida for a big gop fund-raiser. >> plus, who's in and out? we're talking the biggest oscar surprise and snubs. that's next. ♪ applause applause i have the flu, i took medicine but i still have symptoms. [ sneeze ] [ male announcer ] truth is not all flu products treat all your symptoms. what? [ male announcer ] nope, they don't have an antihistamine. really? [ male announcer ] really. [ dog whine ] but alka-seltzer plus severe cold and flu
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♪ 7:30 right now which means bottom of the hour. we're so grateful for your company. i'm christi paul. >> good to be with you. i'm victor blackwell. let's start with five things you need to know for your "new day." first, police in philadelphia, they're searching for a suspected gunman in a school shooting. police say he opened fire in a high school gym yesterday. the two teenagers were shot and injured but officials say they do not have life-threatening injuries, fortunately, police say the incident was caught on surveillance camera. number 2, james everett
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deutsche chicago pled guilty to ricin letters to the president. the man is expected to spend 25 years in prison for producing and sending the deadly toxin. and number 2, governor chris christie stakes the stage to help raise money for governor rick scott's re-election campaign. this week, some of christi's closest advisers were issued subpoenas in the case. number 4, a judge in south carolina has struck down a law that requires women to have an ultrasound and see the image of the fetus before they get an abortion. yesterday, the judge called the state's law unconstitutional. supporters of the law argue it would discourage women from having an abortion. number 5, california's governor said the state is facing the worst drought. they're asking to cut back on
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20% of the water use. the drought could take a toll on the state farming industry and lead to higher prices for all of us at the supermarket. and firefighters could use some some rain to help fight the colby fire. yesterday it was only 30% contained. >> jennifer gray can tell us if there's help on the way. jennifer? >> well, it doesn't look like there's going to be much. yes, at least an onshore flow will help a little bit. winds are a little more southerly, hopefully, we'll get winds of the southwest before too long. here's the jet stream, and because we've had this high ridge across the pacific northwest, this deep trough across the south, it's left the east very cold and wet. and left the west very hot and dry. the persistent highs and very dry winds have kept these conditions in place over the past several weeks and will continue to do so. so the dry northeast winds that
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are pushing offshore, off of the mountains will definitely dry things out. it causes these fires. relatively humidities have been in single digits. just last week, the state was about 25% under extreme drought. now, it's up to roughly 60%. so this is getting worse by the minute. if you look at the long range forecast out to three months or so, still forecasting above normal temperatures in southern california and also below normal rainfall. so things don't look much better as we go into the next couple of months. meantime, we're looking at winter weather advisories across the northern plains. even including placing like chicago, guys. >> jennifer, thank you. american university officials say that they are devastated by the news that two of their employees were killed in friday's attack in the cav began capital of kabul. the two americans were among 21 people killed in the shoot-out
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at a lebanese restaurant. the university is not releasing names at this time bun recently joined the fact kuflt political science and the other had been a member of a student affairs staff. now, the taliban claimed responsibility for that attack. it called the bombing payback for a strike in a province north of kabul that left several civilians dead there. president obama just set new limits on u.s. spying not just at home but abroad as well. >> and includes tightening of access to phone records were among 46 recommendations made by an intelligence review panel handpicked by the white house. >> we want to welcome peter squire, a professor of law at georgia tech. he's one of five on president obama's nsa advisory panel. so thank you for being with us. on the surface, peter, give us your first assessment of this, the changes. >> i thought it was a great speech. we have to do national security, and we have to do privacy and civil liberties and we somewhere
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to have an internet that works for commerce. and the president wove all of these things together in a speech yesterday. >> let's break down the specifics. president obama said some of the changes are going to happen. nsa getting required to get permission for access of phone records. and the ends of spying on the heads of friendly states. but other recommendations are still up in the air. having a third party maintain phone data. why was that important for the panel, one the hurdles here? >> i think all are sitting in one government database, i think that's concern for a lot of people. it's not just your records, it's your kids' records, what's the government doing with that? we say having a database, holding it is not the right way to go. >> but in the conversation about hurdles, we just talked five minutes about hacking. >> okay. >> so now, this information goes to a third party, it just expands the number of people who can either pull a snowden --
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>> or have access. >> or have access. >> a lot has to do with records that the phone companies already have. the phone companies already have phone records. that's not a new thing. so if we're going to the phone companies that's not a new exposure. that's normal business. >> is that a third party? >> that could be a third party or the phone company. the congress has to get involved in some of that. if you really looked at this, one reason we said, we didn't fiend this database essential for preventing any attacks so far. it wasn't like this was the magic thing that was keeping us safe. so when you look at all our domestic phone records and it hasn't been essential, the judgment was that we should change it. >> let's look at another one of the recommendations separating sensitive cyberactivities. how closely are they handled now, i guess i should say? and what kind of problems might this pose? >> well, so this is one where the president decided not to take our recommendation. offense is how do you get into
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the other country, et cetera. defense is we have to protect the government's computers. and the government talks with industry to try to make it work well. we think that it's important to make sure that that defense works well for american companies, american industry, all the things. and we'd like to make sure when the government finds a new exploit that we get these patched. so we're going to find out more detailses from the president going forward. i think that they're not going to separate out the two agencies like we said. but i think they're going to try to make sure we get better patches for this stuff. >> so you've had conversations with the president. we have a constitutional lawyer who is now having this discussion. >> right. >> which many civil libertarians believe that the government is far overreaching what the constitution allows and what made our founding fathers turn over in their graves. how does he talk about this issue? >> well, he is so well informed on the issues. he is a former constitutional law professor. he has been commander in chief. he deeply understands these two
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sides. what he did have a fairly complicated here's where we need it and do things differently kind of approach. i think we should feel really good about his knowledge and about the way he pulls these different things together. >> peter swire a pressure of president obama's intelligence group. thank you for being here. >> thank you. let's talk about something fun. >> well, because, your security is not fun? come on. i know. nominationses are in for this year's oscars, as you know, we've got fan favorites, "gravity," "american hustle." >> but not nerve was fortunate. up next, we'll talk about the hollywood a-listers shut doubt by the academy. work to clean and tighten pores so they can look half their size. pores...shrink 'em down to size! [ female announcer ] pore refining cleanser. neutrogena®.
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♪ 19 minutes till the top of the hour. good to be with you this morning. queer in the e-block. entertainment! >> she sings, too. thanks, christi. oscar nominations are out. everyone seems to be talking about who did not make the oscar a-list, instead of who did.
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>> yeah, i mean, let's talk with all of it with kim serafin, senior editor "in touch weekly" and tom o'neal, good morning, everybody. let's talk about tom hanks, should we? we was considered a shoo-in with "capital philips." >> we are an unarmed freighter. we have a potential privacy information. >> alabama, you should alert your crew. >> they're not here to fish. >> listen up, we've been boarded by armed pirates. we don't want any hostages. >> all right, kim, were you surprised he didn't make the list? >> oh, my gosh, i was shocked about this. i mean, tom hanks who obviously has won oscars before, he's someone who is loved at the academy. and he's so great in this film. he really carries this film in
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so many ways a rim shot. it got nominated for best picture, it was not like it's a movie completely shut out. this was a huge snub to a lot of people. he got snubbed, twice, for supporting actor in "saving mr. banks." >> i heard great things about that. >> tom, i want to come to you about this question about why some of these actor's we expect to get a nomination, robert redford, for his performance in "all is lost" not getting a nod. we can't say it's because hollywood is looking for fresh faces. judi dench, meryl streep, julia roberts, they all have nominations. what gives with robert redford? >> robert redford's case, i believe it's his own fault. he did very little press for that. not even a press junket. did very few interviews. he issued a statement at the press conference said it was the fault of the distributors of the film that didn't reach out wide. no, no, no, mr. redford.
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it was your fault for not helping to promote this film. i was with him a few weeks ago at the film critics where he received best actor, and they said, nope, he just sat down. >> the pictures, front return "gravity," 12 years a slave, american hustle, kim, what do you think is going to grab the gold? >> this is a tough one. the best thing about this year's oscar race, really no one knows. definitely "american hustle" is my favorite, personally. i have my eggs in that basket. but you never know, "12 years a slave" "gravity" also getting attention. the golden globes helped. this weekend, we have the s.a.g. awards tonight and the producers' gild tomorrow night and that could shift momentum either way for these films. >> top, i wonder, there are nine nominees for best picture this year.
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and just leaving that single spot open, it seems a little insulting to all the other movies like "lee daniels' the butler" and you're saying they're not in the conversation? >> tom, that's for you. >> reason for that the bizarre formula they have for determining nomination. you have to at-v at least 300 first place votes to get on the ballot. the academy wants to to be sure that you have at least that much passionate support. the movie that is everybody's second or third choice isn't one that takes that slot. at this system, you'd only find it at the oscars, you find it nowheres in the world, not even in the accounting field. it's a bit ridiculous. >> visibilitier mentioned the best actress. one of the things that's interesting, we always hear how
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women in hollywood saying there's just not any good roles for women who are a little bit older. but in the best actress category, kim, everybody is 40-plus except amy adams. and i think she's 39. are we seeing a whole new era here? >> you know, this is such great news. people have been talking about this. you're right, everyone says, in hollywood, you get older, your career's over if you're a woman. this shows you there are actually great roles for women. look at this field that you have. these women nominated. the perennial meryl streep. of course, she's going to be nominated. her 18th nomination -- >> do you think she'll win? >> i think -- no, i this is probably a toss between -- cate blanchett has the lead in this but it could be amy adams. there's a lot of buzz for "american hustle" and sandra bullock. people love her. cate blanchett in the lead. >> so s.a.g. awards tonight. we watch the golden globes.
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dot golden globes and the s.a.g. awards do they give an actor an edge at the oscars, tom? >> they do, that's primary because it's the same people voting. there are 1200 members of the acting branch and 6,000 at the academy. that's the largest. when the peer group votes at the s.a.g. awards but they missed kristof walsh. he wasn't even nominated. >> tom o'neill, kim serafin, we'll be watching the s.a.g. awards tonight. thanks. >> thanks. for the first time in more than six years a black female cast member joins the cast of "saturday night live" tonight. >> all eyes tonight on "snl." former upright citizens brigade star shazeer zamata.
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>> the late night show has been at the center of heated chris simple since october. the snow's getting slammed by critics for being what they call too white and too male. >> later we are talk youing to lony love about this controversy in comedy itself. if you have any questions that you want us to ask specifically, want to get it answered, tweet us. we'll be having a conversation later. also to come on "new day," a report that some university of north carolina students can barely read is not just causing an uproar on campus. >> now death threats are being made against the researcher behind the study. the latest on the ongoing fallout next. welcome back. how is everything?
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the company on hold. the two small planes that collided on the runway at the san jose airport. the camanche crashed into the cessna. no injuries reported. the ntsb is investigating the accident. the son of famed evangel evangelist is asking for prayers for his father. >> he was hospitalized after his birthday. his vitals are good, but he just does not have strength. for those that are watching, my father would appreciate your prayers. my father is ready to go to heaven. whenever that day comes, he's ready. he worked hard all of his life. he has been faithful to preaching the gospel his entire life.
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he is ready to go home. i'm praying the lord will leave him a little longer. >> franklin graham said his dad started on another book and wants to be able to finish it. he says billy graham hopes to film another online video message like the one he released on his 95th birthday. not only is the university of north carolina rejecting a claim that student athletes read at below third grade levels, but the whistleblower, mary willingham is talking about her work. >> we have the latest stemming from the story first reported right here on cnn. >> reporter: christi and victor, since the story aired, unc does not believe mary willingham's research. you may recall her research showed athletes in the sports, football and basketball, reading
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at elementary school levels. the university says they reviewed her findings and found flaws. they said her conclusions are unfair to unc students and they will seek another independent review of her work. in the meantime, the school has also released admission summaries that makes the point that things are not as bad as willingham said they are. we looked at the studies. we looked at 34 football and basketball players admitted since 2004 with low test scores. that indicates the athletes would not be able to read a college textbook. that is about 10%, if they didn't play sports, would not have been admitted to the university of north carolina. now there is also been blow back for mary willingham. her permission to do research was pulled. she broke rules. she wasn't supposed to know the
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♪ this is going to be the good life ♪ >> all right. now for some good stuff. part of the show where we feature stories about some of the good news out there. it is out there. >> you just have to find it. we have. a man in oregon city, we all want this guy as a neighbor. why? because he found $40,000 on the ground in a parking lot and instead of running off with it, he called 911.
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>> here is the thing, it turns out it belonged to a 71-year-old woman who needed it to buy a home. good for him. he is feeling good. talk about weight loss success. a georgia woman lost more than 350 pounds by doing it the old fashion way. >> she dropped the weight without surgery. >> she swapped fried foods for fruits and vegetables. she attended weekly weight watcher meetings for support. she said if she can do it, anyone can do it. >> let go of the limitation. it is a lie. you absolutely can do it. >> 350 pounds. >> my goodness. >> she says that she still wants to lose another 50 by next year. her goal is to fit into a gucci suit she bought 15 years ago. good for you. we are glad you are starting your morning with us. >> leap to have you with us.
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the next hour of "new day" starts right now. cities rationing water. ranchers selling cattle and praying for rain. the worst drought california has seen in years. i had no idea there would be an attack on my 2-year-old daughter and 7-year-old daughter. >> the winner of the black rhino auction paid $350,000 to kill. now he is the one being hunted. on the eve of the martin luther king holiday, these posters are sparking outrage. is the freedom to twerk a way to engage you or violation of your civil rights movement? your "new day" starts right now. >> you know what? it is saturday.
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sit back and relax. you made it to the weekend. >> you are here. >> i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. this is "new day saturday." >> we tonight to talk about the drought crisis. >> the fires are a nightmare for people who have lost homes and cars. the disaster to be a problem for the nation. california proper sdduces half fruits and vegetables. >> so kyung lah has more. >> reporter: this was a mansion. the fire made it collapse. the record low winds and humidity.
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the governor says this has plunged the state of california into a state of emergency. this is what california's drought looks like. the driest year in a century meant a flame friendly canvas for the colby fire. the drought declared the governor, plunged california into a state of emergency. >> we are in an unprecedented serious situation. people should pause and reflect on how dependent we are on the rain and nature and one another. >> reporter: in a state of emergency speech, the governor asked everyone to cut back water use by 20%. his declaration lifts some environmental restrictions to allow the state to move water more easily. there is not much to share among
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the 38 million residents. snow packs this season is 80% lower this season. more firefighters will be hired and they are on alert for the dangerous drought. as for the colby fire, it started as an accident. these three men set an illegal camp fire. they and their attorneys could not be reached for comment. the fire rapidly exploded out of control. the challenge for firefighters, more dry winds and forecast without any rain stretching on into the weekend. looking now at the hillside, you can see it is all brown. that's not typical. that's not burned land, either. that is normally green this time of year. because of the drought, all of the earth here is brown. firefighters are saying they have had a very difficult fire
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season. they expect it to continue. >> kyung lah, thank you so much. i'm sure a lot of you are sitting there looking out the window and saying what's in store for me. >> let's check in with meteorologist jennifer gray. are we getting any rain in california and how about anybody else? >> we are stuck in the stubborn pattern. some of the forecast models show the ridge breaking down by the end of the month. until then, really nothing. even once we get to the middle of the month, it is a little iffy. we have the ridge of high pressure in place. that is the pattern we have been in over the past couple of months. it brought in the offshore winds and dry santa ana winds that have sparked out wildfires. this is the time of year where southern california is supposed to get the rain. we just seen none of it. san francisco is the driest they have been since they have been keeping records, that is 165
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years. relative humidity in the single digits. adding insult to injury there. as you look out to the next three months, we have the long term forecasts. we will stay above normal as far as temperatures in southern california. it looks like we will see below normal precipitation amounts. that is not good news at all. as we switch gears, i want to focus on the northern plains and midwest. we have winter weather advisories in place for folks. a blizzard warning for portions of south dakota. we will see a couple of inches of snow in the minneapolis areas and pennsylvania with snow. not incredible snowfall totals. 2 to 4 inches in chicago. here is a look at the big picture. high pressure across the south. warm weather continues out in
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the west, guys. this drought is something we're going to be talking about for weeks, months to come. it will take much more than a couple of days of rain to reverse all of this. >> wow. effect there and across the country. jennifer, thank you. let's talk about your privacy and president obama drawing new boundary lines on how the federal government handles your phone and e-mail records. >> in the wake of edward snowden's nsa spying, the president is tugging on the reins. >> we have brianna keilar with more for us. good morning, brianna. >> reporter: christi and victor, one white house official telling me key policy decisions have yet to be finalized. president obama worked with advisers into the night on thursday. the final decision on his biggest announcement came very
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late. >> i'm ordering a transition that will end the section 215 bulk metadata program. >> reporter: the president saying his administration will consult further with experts and lead congress to decide which third party will store details like phone numbers and length of calls. >> who will we hire? edward snowden's contractor? i don't want them collecting the information. i don't want them collecting every american's information. >> reporter: thursday night, president obama called david cameron. shortly before his speech on friday morning, key members of congress were alerted. while vacationing in hawaii for two and a half weeks over the holidays, president obama poured over recommendations with his
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advisers between rounds of golf. in december and january, he met with tech ceos from facebook and google, privacy experts and house committee members. a decision making process that is a hallmark of obama's. it is not unusual for the president to hold his decisions close to his vest. we have seen it before. >> we cannot resolve some one else's civil war through force. >> reporter: most recently on syria and his call to send navy s.e.a.l.s into pakistan to finalize osama bin laden's compound. in the last several months, obama's views on the spying program changed from his description of the man whose leaks started the controversy, this was last june. >> i will not be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker.
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>> reporter: and today, to the need for changes. >> and i think we struck the right balance. >> reporter: has now become. >> this is only going to work if the american people have trust. >> reporter: march 28th is the key deadline. that is when the program needs to be authorized. officials will weigh in and president obama will work with congress to see where all that information should be held since the nsa will no longer keep it. christi and victor. >> brianna keilar, thank you. we are learning more about how two southwest pilots landed at the wrong airport in missouri sunday night. investigators say the plane's computer was properly programmed to identify branson airport, but the pilot saw the bright lights and similar runway and they landed at a county airport seven miles away. the ntsb is analyzing the cockpit voice recorders. both pilots have been suspended.
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the latest on the new jersey bridge scandal. three groups and 17 people tied to chris christie have been subpoenaed in the case. >> they are asked to turnover their cell phones and computers. the voice mails and other information may be connected to the bridge closing. the findings will be released next month. today, christie faces what could be some of his toughest critics. >> the gop star headed south to help raise money for florida governor rick scott's re-election campaign. cnn's tory dunnan joins us. tory, was there any issue with the scandal in new jersey, that anyone considered cancelling the trip for christie? >> reporter: you know, there was a question about whether or not he would come here to florida, but he is coming. all eyes will be on the state today. one thing to point out new jersey governor chris christie was asked a question if this
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would affect his ability to do his job as chairman of the republican governors association. he said it would not affect things, but this weekend is a true test of that. >> whatever test they put in front of me, i will meet those tests. >> reporter: now the test for new jersey governor chris christie moves 1,000 miles south. from the garden state to cash rich florida. more than a week after the controversy, this is the first trip for christie out of state. the weekend with ft. lauderdale and palm beach. his fund raising abilities will be on display in the midst of the scandal. rick scott is not shying away. >> i know chris did the right thing. he apologized and went to the community and apologized. i look forward. >> reporter: and as its chairman, he will raise money for the republican governors
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association. christie will attend with those in the donor base. those he would rely on if he decides to run for president in 2016. >> i think they would be more excited if it was pre-bridgegate. >> reporter: turns out the excitement could still be there. his main political event is home depot co- founder ken langone's home. he has told cnn he has been flooded with requests to meet governor. >> the most important thing on christie's plate is new jersey. focusing on the to-do list there. he also has other responsibilities. he is the chair of the republican governors association. he has to think about his future. he has a lot of donors that are here in the florida area. people that want to hear from him and want to ask him questions and want to go on and
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listen to what christie has to s say. >> reporter: democratic national committee chairman debbie wasserman schultz will be along with her agenda. a bit more on that, schultz is part of the democratic national committee. she released this video this morning. a welcome to florida video on christie. not really a welcome, but quotes from republicans over the past few days. victor and christi, they still see him as a threat, especially moving forward into 2016. >> tory dunnan, we will watch closely. thank you. still ahead on "new day," a puzzling mystery out of new jersey this morning. nothing to do with chris christie. it is to do with the wall street journal reporter. the fbi is involved. and dr. king like you have
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it was just chaos. real chaos. when i came down from the school, the girl was walking with her arm. she looked like she got shot. >> there was a floor with drops of blood. you don't expect stuff like this to happen. it's crazy. >> you feel for these people. new for you this morning, a school shooting suspect is on the loose right now. police say he opened fire in the gymnasium at delaware valley charter high school in philadelphia yesterday. two teens were shot and injured. police say the shooting was caught on surveillance. they originally had three suspects. >> one suspect was taken into custody. cleared and released. another turned himself in last night. this is only january 18th. this is now the second school shooting in the u.s. just this week. >> we will keep you posted on
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what we find out there. the frantic search in new jersey for the family. >> the family of david bird said the wall street journal reporter went out for a walk last week and never came back. >> we have the update on the search. >> reporter: good morning, christi and victor. we are hearing another search party will try to find david bird. his colleagues are holding on to hope. his family said he was leaving his home to take a walk and never returned. he does not have his cell phone with him or his medication he needs twice a day following a liver transplant he had several years ago. search parties have been looking for him every day. the family is asking for help in finding him. here is what his sister-in-law told us. >> police responded right away
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on saturday. came out that night. it was terrible weather. next morning, there were helicopters with infrared. there were dogs, horses, terrain vehicles. 200 volunteers on foot. counties from all over the state assisted. maps. they have been so thorough that it's just a puzzle. i think that's why we want anybody who has anything to just please, please contact the police. >> reporter: so far the search has been focused in the area around bird's home and long the passaic river. there were media reports that bird's credit card was used in mexico, but a source tells cnn that prosecutors have not confirmed the credit card was used. christi and victor. >> so many questions. alexand alexandra field, thank you.
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welcome back. 23 minutes past the hour. a man who paid $350,000 for a chance to hunt and kill a black rhino is being hunted. his name is cory nolton. he now says he and his family is getting death threats. >> and now ed lavandera has more. >> reporter: victor and christi, cory nolton says he is willing to spend $350,000 of his own money donated to conservation causes for a chance to hunt one. for many around the world, it sounds illogical.
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>> $350,000. >> reporter: this was the scene in the dallas safari club when nolton dropped $350,000 from the government of namibia. >> i had no idea it would be this viseral. i had no idea they would attack my daughters and wife. >> reporter: knowlton has hired a security team. instead of hiding, knowlton wants to convince the critics this will help the black rhino population. he started hunting as a young boy. knowlton hosts hunting shows on
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the outdoor channel. knowlton describes himself as a passionate conservationist. old black rhinos that don't reproduce threaten. >> they are the biggest killers of rhinos in the area. they put the group of experts together. they went out and identified them as a problem. they need to be, for lack of a better term, exterminated for the species to continue. >> reporter: critics say the sanctioned hunts will only drive up the price. >> the message it sends that americans will kill the species if you throw money at it. it is more valuable dead than alive. >> reporter: knowlton has not scheduled the trip yet, but if it goes as planned, it could be
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the most amazing experience. >> to that end, i want to be there and be part of it. i believe in the cycle of life. i don't believe that meat comes from the grocery store. i believe that animal died and i respect it. >> reporter: this black rhino auction is authorized by the namibia government. since it has done this, in the last 15 years, the black rhino population has come back from the brink of extinction. christi and victor. >> thank you. the reverend franklin graham says his father, this is a quote, ready to go to heaven. that is coming up. get ready for a fresh face on "saturday night live." the next cast member who makes her debut and history. and we want to check in with christine romans. she has a preview of "your money" coming at you at 9:30.
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well, the morning is just chugging along. it is 29 minutes after the hour. i'm christi paul. >> it is just starting for some people. we have been up for a while. i'm victor blackwell. california's governor has declared a state of emergency. governor jerry brown says this may be the worst drought in a centu century. this drought could take a toll on the farming industry and lead to higher prices for all americans. the son of famed evangelist is asking for prayers for his father. franklin graham said his dad has started another book and helps to finish it. number three, roughly 100 passengers who survived that
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asiana plane crash in san francisco last summer have filed a lawsuit against boeing. it claims boeing knew or should have known it had inadequate systems. more than 180 people were injured. boeing would not comment on the lawsuit. more than 78,000 runners expected to lace up sneakers across the country today to pay tribute to a mother killed by a drunk driver. meg meises has been hit by a drunk driver on monday. runners posted to social media, you are encouraged to use the #megsmiles. for the first time in years, a black female cast member joins "saturday night live." it happens tonight. all eyes on sasheer zamata
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tonight along with two black female writers. we will talk to debra wilson about the controversy and the diversity in comedy. time for our political gut check. focusing on the big news out of washington. president obama setting new limits on the country's most controversial spy programs. >> the president is tugging the nsa reins. he is defending the need for cyber surveillance. it is critical of the remarks that senator obama said in 2007 about the bush administration. >> this administration puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and security we provide. i will provide our intelligence and law enforcement with the tools they need to track without undermining our constitution and out freedom. that means most more illegal
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wire tapping. no more national security letters to spy on citizens not suspected of a crime. no more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. that is not who we are. and it is not what is necessary to defeat the terrorists. >> let's talk about this with political commentator will cain and maria. talking about security as senator is different than president because you are not privy than what a president knows. has he taken a step back? >> i actually don't think he has, christi. for certain that is true. being a senator or member of congress is different than in the oval office and seeing everything every day that we face as a nation in terms of global threats. in the sound bite you played,
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everything you talked about are things that no longer happen. i don't think it is a discrepancy to say he is doing something different than what he campaigned on. what he is doing though, is straddling two complicated and important interests such privacy concerns and civil liberties and making sure we continue to do what we need to do to keep us safe and focus on national security. i think he has done that and he will continue that debate which is important. this is an important transparency debate. he was able to straddle that yesterday in the recommendati recommendations. >> all of the things that came from the sound bite, will, that are no longer happening. senator obama in 2007, said, spying citizens who are not suspected of a crime. if they are collecting the
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metadata, that is what the president said he would get rid of in 2007. >> we did not strike middle ground, victor. he is straddling nothing. nothing happened yesterday. window dressing. it is lip service to the idea of privacy. the government suggests they will leave the met aametadata. he said it will stay in the hands of the phone companies. he said we will try. if it goes in the phone companies' hands, he will have no problem accessing it. you are not seeing an evolution. president obama is good at acting. that doesn't make him unique. he needs to get elected. in 2007, the people needed to hear that he would do away with warrantless wire tapping. he is saying he is making concessions. nothing happened yesterday.
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>> that is so not true, will. warrantless wire tapping does not occur. that happened at the end of the bush administration. that is what obama focused it. it does not happen today. two very important things happened yesterday. different from what had happened up until now. he talked about appointing a public advocate. when you go not fisa court, it is not secret. the government is not the only one making the arguments. entities making the arguments in the public interests. that is absolutely a huge change from what had been happening until now. the second thing is he talked about doing an annual review and making public disclosing the arguments too the fisa court that had been made for the metadata. huge transparency issues that did not happen until yesterday. you are wrong, will, when you said nothing has happened. >> maria, the constant selling
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point from the administration and those that support it is trust me, trust me, trust me, the fox can guard the hen house. we will appoint a public advocate to go before fisa court to hear the arguments. three entities appointed by the executive branch and government arguing this issue out. the fox doesn't guard the hen house on this. here is the final argument. if this was such a big deal, if president obama made concessions and saw the light on privacy. what happened? why in the last few months? if it was such a big deal, why not a year ago? one name. edward snowden. he doesn't believe this. he is saying it because he thinks we need to hear it. >> i believe he believes in this and he needs to say it. snowden spurred the debate.
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he is a constitutional lawyer. he understands this better than you, better than me discussing this right now. his pursuit to civil liberties is real. >> the conversation -- >> and as president, there is a fine line you need to walk. he is walking that line. >> the conversation will have to continue at another time. maria cardona and will cain. sometimes it is best we back out and let them talk. >> we will let you go. >> thank you, both. >> thank you. i have to tell you, this is frightening. we know smoking is bad for us, did we know how bad? the new report spells out dangers for lighting up, not for people who do light up, but secondhand. diabetes, arthritis and some other links you will not believe. stay close. when jake and i first set out on our own,
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strikes. >> it's a beautiful picture. >> yeah. unfortunately, it chipped a piece of the thumb and a different finger was chipped in a storm last month. >> i wonder if they fix it. >> that would be quite the job. >> to get up there. >> and fix that. also this morning, a new report on smoking. new evidence that it could lead to more diseases than previously thought. >> yes. >> the surgeon general's report comes 50 years since smoking was first linked to cancer. it shows 13 cancers are linked to smoking. liver cancer and bowel cancer. two types -- rather than, type-two diabetes and erectile dysfunction. five more states report flu activity according to a cdc report. that brings the number of states
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hard hit to 40. >> the only states included arizona, florida, massachusetts and mississippi. h1n1, by the way, is the predominant virus that is prevalent. it is not too late to get a flu shot. let me ask you, you think that diet soda is helping you lose weight? overweight people who drink diet eat more calories. researchers believe the artificial sweeteners are the reason for the increase. west virginia's water contamination made it clear, and i think most people have known this for some time, how much we depend on water for survival. >> actor matt damon is impacting
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our world on bringing water to those in need. >> this celebration in india has a very special guest. matt damon. the oscar winning actor is not the business news of the day. the new water pump is stealing the spotlight. damon's charity brought it. water.org. >> water underpins everything. every 20 seconds, a child dies without clean water. >> reporter: this sits home for damon. >> once you have kids. >> reporter: water.org provides small loans to help people get access to water. >> people were paying for water already. 15 or 20 times what we pay to a local water mafia.
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oh, this is a photoshop fail, people. lena dunham's body on the cover was photo shopped, they forgot to put her left arm back on. dunham praised the shoot by annie liebovitz. she said it trumps body positivity. these pictures are not. guess what? they got them.
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within two hours of the offer, the blog says they received six unaltered images. the changes were minor. jezebel admits, as expected, the great. lena looks fantastic. another photoshop fail. look at this. a lot of people are talking. yeah, this is from a michigan party promoter. it's in hot water after using an altered image. you see the face on the left. that is dr. martin luther king promoting a party called freedom to twerk. >> the picture shows king wearing a gold chain flashing a gang sign. the party, by the way, has since been called off. >> earlier, i spoke with the president and ceo of the hip hop summit action network and former president of the naacp, ben chavis. ben started his career in the
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early '60s as a youth coordinator for dr. king. he says despite the outrage, these flyers offer a teachable moment. >> these images, show that we have work to do to connect the hip hop generation to the civil rights generation. certainly, if you want to fight for freedom, if you want to stand for freedom, i don't think you twerk for freedom. but i don't understand what these promoters are trying to do. they are trying to get young people's attention. they use phrases and superimpose dr. king's image to get people to come out to a club. >> what do you think he would think about these images? there could be an argument made without these pictures, some people would not think about dr. king. what do you think his view would be? >> i think dr. king would say, if you want to use my image, use
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my image correctly and more accurately. dr. king would not put down the young people. he would lift them up and guide them on the right way. if you know anything about scoc, the southern christian organization committee, he had a lot of young people who responded. i think he would take that photo and turn it into a sermon about youth leadership development. >> can we talk about politics for a moment. >> sure. >> you wrote an op-ed this month talking about 2016. i read this. here it is. as i travel around the country, i'm pleased to report there is a growing support for michelle obama to run for public office and being vice president would be a perfect fit. you also say hillary clinton should be at the top of the ticket. what does michelle obama offer
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to that ticket? >> today is her 50th birthday. this weekend. the first laid, michelle obama, is one of the most popular women in the world. it is just not because of her popularity. it is her skill. she say great harvard trained lawyer. she knows about the issues of health care. she knows about issues of getting people to have the right diet and right nutrition. she supports education. the educational goals to move our country forward. i think hillary clinton and michelle obama, running together, i think these two former first ladies in 2016, would be invincible. that is why i knew i was pushing the envelope when i wrote that column. i believe a clinton/obama ticket in 2016 would be so exciting and transformative. it would get a lot of people to have the largest voter turnout
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in 2016. >> that's something to think about. >> you think she wants to get involved in national politics? >> no. >> you think she had her fill? let's move on. what's better than having a car that parks itself? that is pretty cool, right? not when it parks your car like this. >> no, no. >> this and more of the week's technology fails coming up. and this week's "open court." >> taylor townsend is 17 years old and she has already achieved what no american woman has in 30 years. last year, she was the top junior tennis player in the world. >> i'm so proud of myself. it was a goal i set. >> she was honored in paris. >> income the room with some of these people was unbelievable.
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>> the perfect night. townsend was the belle of the ball. shoulder to shoulder with players she aspired to as a kid. brands like nike and prince have embraced taylor townsend. >> first autograph card. >> they will watch closely as the talented left-hander will move from the juniors to the wta tour. >> "open court" is sponsored by rado. life with crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
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every once and a while, technology finds a way not to help our lives. it can actually sometimes ruin it. >> take for instance what has happened to users of fitbit. that wrist band to help track cal calories and stairs you climb. some users reported a nasty rash from using the wrist band. some getting painful blisters that ooze or bleed. >> enjoy your breakfast.
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>> fitbit says it may be an allergy to nickel. one dermatologist says it could be a build up of water and moisture from users to never take it off. >> you should take it off. a car that can park itself. sounds like a great idea. especially for bad drivers. not always. >> oh, my gosh. >> the driver of the bmw used this self parking function and it flew over and landed on top of another car. bmw says hold on. the company says the system does not have the ability to accelerate. it turns the wheels and meant for parallel parking. >> and you want to make driverless cars people? >> these cars can't park
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themselves. must see moment now. >> heavens. prepare for the attack of the devil baby. >> devil baby. [ baby cries ] >> that's just so wrong. >> i love the devil baby. >> it is a prank to promote the upcoming movie "devil due." >> this is in new york. hard core new yorkers, a baby is here alone. not a baby. this remote controlled carriage drives up alongside them. makes chucky look tame. it is the baby no one expecting. >> look at the people running from it. >> it is promoting a new film coming out "devil's due." in theaters now. >> have fun with that is all i
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can say. >> devil bab at this hour of the morning. that's nice. thanks for starting your morning for us. >> we have more ahead for you on "new day saturday" which starts right now. >> all right. no devil babies here. we have good stuff for you. good morning. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. 9:00 on the east coast. 6:00 on the west coast. this is "new day saturday." we are starting with your privacy. president obama drawing a new line for how the federal government handles your phone and e-mail records. >> the mandates come six months after edward snowden shocked the world with how far the spy controversy reaches into your life. >> now the fight with the balance of civil liberties and
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national security. let's go to sunlen serfaty in washington for us. sunlen, this is a conversation that many people are passionate about. what have we learned from the president? >> reporter: victor and christi, these are for people who are worried about the privacy. there will be additional safeguards, the bulk data collection program is not ending. >> the united states is not spying on ordinary people who don't threaten our national security. >> reporter: because there are people who do, the president says the surveillance program needs to stick around. >> these efforts prevented multiple attacks and saved lives. >> reporter: to answer those wary of privacy abuses, the president proposed changing, but not ending the nsa bulk collection of phone numbers and times and lengths of calls. effective immediately, nsa analysts will now have to get
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court order approval to tap into the data and recommend moving storage of the records out of the government's hands and into a third party's control. potentially to phone companies. >> this will not be simple. more work needs to be done to determine how the system might work. >> reporter: he has punted hammering out the details to congress. before the government is given permission to look at phone records, he is proposing a new panel of independent advocates to argue against the government. in front of the secret foreign intelligence court. a public voice that could include the aclu. >> panel of advocates would ensure that they kick the tires on the issues and make sure the government has to explain the reason why it wants the data. >> reporter: but former general counsel stewart baker says too many cooks in the kitchen hurts. >> it will slow things down. in many cases, it won't needed. >> reporter: also scaled back,
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the president says unless there is a national security reason, the u.s. will no longer eavesdrop on friendly heads of state and world leaders. >> close friends and allys want to know what i think about an issue, i'll pick up a phone rather than turning to surveillan surveillance. >> reporter: it was short on specific and leaves too much for details for congress to work out. capitol hill is still very divided over many of the issues. christi and victor, it is not clear when, if at all, these changes will actually be made. >> national correspondent sunlen serfaty in washington. thank you. i have to tell you, no one doubted california's governor yesterday when the drought hit historic levels. >> governor jerry brown asked people to cut back on the water use. the drought has led to wildfires. this is the colby fire just 30% contained. >> it is a threat to the
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agriculture industry in the state. they produce half of all u.s. grown fruits, nuts and vegetable. this is not just california. >> cnn meteorologist jennifer gray is here now. jennifer, any help coming for the firefighters? >> i guess the only sign of relief is the winds that were so strong over the past couple of days are dying out a bit. the winds are weakening, which is good news. that will help. this is the pattern we have been stuck in over the past couple of months. this ridge of high pressure, the jet stream, riding far to the north pulling all the rain that san francisco, los angeles and all of those folks should get. it is pushing it into the pacific northwest. so it is just missing southern and central california. that area of high pressure has just stayed in place. it has brought the strong santa ana winds and dry conditions. humidity levels have been in the single digits. those winds have been spawning all those fires. this is the time of year that california supposed to get rain.
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if we are not getting the rain now, in the next couple of months in the dry season, it will be very, very bad as far as the fires are concerned. as you look at the next three months, the forecast, it looks like we will still see above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall. that is unfortunate for folks in southern california. on the other hand, the east coast has been very cold and wet. with that jet stream riding like it is, it is going to leave cold air in place. winter weather advisories in place for much of the north. 2 to 4 inches of snow possible in portions of illinois. guys. >> thank you, jennifer. >> no problem. we want to let you know that philadelphia police are searching for the suspected gunman in the school shooting. the shooting in delaware valley charter high school was the second shooting in the u.s. this week alone. >> cnn's nick valencia joins us
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now. they hope a third suspect turns himself in? >> they called him a suspect now. he is a juvenile. they expect him to show up at the police station with his attorney. you mentioned this is the second shoot in the united states this year alone. this is the second shooting at or near this school this week. police are on the hunt this morning for a young man shooting two students in the arm. >> one student is a female. approximately 15 years of age. the other is a male student approximately 15 years of age. both in stable condition. >> reporter: the suspect is believed to have been in the gym with several other students. the school was placed on lockdown following the shooting and one 17-year-old student was initially identified as the gunman, he has been cleared and
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released. outside the school friday, parents were anxiously awaiting word that their kids were okay. >> i am still flabbergasted about how a child was able to bring a gun to school. i want to know that. tell me. if you can tell me how that happened, i'm good. >> reporter: the incident was captured on surveillance video. as of late friday, police were still looking for the weapon. now they have one message for the shooter. >> come turn yourself in. we will do the processing we need to and looking at the video. interviewing witnesses. we will come get you. >> an update on the students. both suffered non-life threatening injuries. they are expected to survive. >> nick valencia, thank you. the fbi has joined the search in new jersey for reporter david bird. the veteran energy reporter from the wall street journal left for a quick walk on saturday and
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11 minutes after the hour. new jersey governor chris christie is hoping to put the bridgegate scandal in his rear-view mirror while on a fund-raiser in florida. >> some of christie's closest advisers are among the 17 people
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expected subpoenas this week. all that may be connected to last september's bridge closing. >> what will that reception be like? joining us to discuss is fred malik, the founder of the capital partners. good to have you. where i want to start is with the question, is chris christie for the purposes of raising money for himself or others, damaged goods? >> oh, victor, not at all. look, he has been the leader for the rga for the last several months. he is a big draw this weekend. he will continue to be a big draw. a lot of people say this is a test. if this is a test, he gets an "a" plus. we have a tremendous turnout for each and every event way beyond expectations. >> fred, we mentioned you are a former campaign manager. let's hypothetically say, if you
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were christie's campaign manager, how do you proceed? >> i think the most important thing for him is to continue to stay on his job of running the state of new jersey. yes, you mentioned the hearings that will take place. we can understand the reason for that. on the other hand, while that is going on, he will pursue the same legislative agenda working on behalf of the people of new jersey getting things done. >> you know, the other thing i want to know is the committee in the new jersey assemblassembly, have two-years of subpoena power. that takes us up to 2016. if he gets in the race, you have people testifying in this investigation and others. question is why will the big money people get involved right now? >> victor, that is a great question. right now, we are not focused on 2016. we are focused on 2014.
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we have 29 republican governors. we have 36 races this year. why people are getting behind the republican governors is they are getting results. they are decreasing costs. they are balancing budgets. creating jobs in their states. they are doing things we can only dream in washington. that is why people are enthusiastic to back the governors association. the trip christie is on now, i think they are pointing it to 2016. this is all about exposing the republican governors association and getting people focused on the races in 2014 this november. >> so, fred, the miami herald reported that the top lobbyist called christie horrific as a person, quote/unquote. it is not to do with the scandal. the hug between christie and obama.
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does christie have bigger problems here? >> i don't believe he does. his job is to protect and help the people of new jersey. when sandy happened, it was one of the great tragedies of the last decade. it was his job to get out and do what he could do help the people of new jersey. by embracing the obama visit, he reinforced the need and expressed his thanks for it and doing the right thing for the people of new jersey. >> if christie is doing a good job, is rick scott going to be with him? from what i hear, governor scott will not appear with him. >> i think he is appearing. i can't answer that explicitly. all fund raising events are generally closed to the press. these are fund raising events. not public events. you know, somebody asked me the
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other day, victor, whether christie could be effective and a good idea for him to step aside as chair of the rga because of the controversy. it is like leaving tom brady off the plane going to denver. that is a non starter. it will not happen. he will be very effective in florida. >> chris christie, the tom brady of the republican governors association. fred malek, thanks for talking with us. >> sure. the iconic horse-drawn carriage rides around central park could be going away. who is vowing to put it to an end. >> come on, people! male aer ]d of energy is so abundant, it can help provide the power for all this? natural gas. ♪ more than ever before, america's electricity is generated by it. exxonmobil uses advanced visualization and drilling technologies to produce natural gas...
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hey, if you have ever been to central park, you know they are iconic. the horses and the horse-drawn carriages. >> you know what? maybe history. if new york city's new mayor, bill deblasio, has his way. one of his first moves in office, he plans to outlaw the
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popular tourist attraction. >> cnn's margaret conley has the latest. >> reporter: it is a horse and buggy battle. people are going for one last carriage ride. this is as mayor bill deblasio says it's over. horse-drawn carriage rides. they are iconic way for visitors to take in central park. soon, they may be a thing of the past. >> happy new year to all. >> reporter: mayor bill deblasio has taken the reins at city hall from michael bloomberg. he is promising to pull the carriages off the streets. >> will get rid of the carriages. >> reporter: the carriage rides have been offered for more than 100 years. they have been celebrated on film. here in "barefoot in the park." and on tv on the hit series "sex and the city." >> i wasn't going to question
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it. not even how he found a horse-drawn sleigh in manhattan. >> it is part of new york city. >> one of the things you need to do. >> don't get rid of the horses. we won't come back. >> how many horses have to die? >> reporter: animal rights groups have been calling for a ban on the rides citing accidents like these. they argue the animals are forced to live in inhumane conditions. >> the horses are not kept in good condition. >> reporter: mayor deblasio is open to all ternativalternative. like replacing them with electric antique cars. the move to get rid of the horses won't work and he and other drivers plan to fight it in court. >> the horses are the star. not the car, not the carriage. he's the star. that's what people come for. you can't create that with an electric car. kids can't pet fenders.
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>> reporter: the two sides are going back and forth with animal rights groups saying the horses are not treated well. they should not be in an urban setting. the traffic and pollution is bad for them. the drivers are fighting for their jobs. the horses are treated very well. regardless, bill deblasio has hired legal counsel to get this done. christi, victor. >> margaret conley, thank you. this is the hottest ticket in washington. the first lady michelle obama's birthday bash at the white house. >> if you are lucky enough to on the invite list, leave your camera at home and bring your dancing shoes. up next, what to expect at tonight's festivities. ♪ [ male announcer ] this man has an accomplished research and analytical group at his disposal.
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♪ oh, this is going to be the good life ♪ >> good times for the good stuff here. part of the show where we feature stories about the good news that is out there. >> this starts off rough, but take a look at the crashed suv smoking as the fire under the hood starts to grow in mobile,
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alabama, or nearby. the injured driver, slumped there on the road beside the door. >> a group of good samaritans rushed out to carry her out to safety. as they walked out, the suv becomes engulfed in flames. bless their hearts. the two people were hurt in the crash, but they did not have life threatening injuries because of those folks. wow! a very happy birthday for michelle obama. she hit 50 yesterday. the first family will celebrate with a saturday night fever theme bash at the white house. >> if you are lucky enough to be on the guest list, you need your dancing shoes. we have athena jones with the latest on what is expected for the big party. >> reporter: good morning, christi and victor. a lot of people are wishing to score an invitation to the celebration. from what we hear, it will be quite a party. if you are a fan of the first
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lady, it's the hottest ticket in town. an invitation to a white house dance party saturday night to celebrate michelle obama's 50th birthday. ♪ >> reporter: and if you are picturing something like this. >> my better half and my dance partner. ♪ >> reporter: instead, think, a little "saturday night fever." after all, while the first lady may be tweeting about joining the aarp, she is known for her dancing prowess. the president has told guests to wear comfortable shoes. with two ivy league degrees. >> she loves to dance and she loves music. why not, you know, you only turn 50 once. why not make the most of it. >> reporter: we have seen some of the first lady's moves before.
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here she is doing the dougie on late night with jimmy fallon last year. and showing more moves with ellen degeneres in 2008. saturday's celebration is said to last from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. dubbed snacks and sips and dancing and desserts. >> my guess is it is not a cast of thousands. >> reporter: the white house is making a special request that will affect how much guests can share about the event. >> here is what is interesting about the invite to this late night party for mrs. obama. the invitation says no camera, no photographs. i have covered many receptions at the white house and big shots like to take pictures. >> reporter: the inauguration after party last year drew the likes of usher and katy perry and beyonce who is rumored to perform. one guest going to the party
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says the events are a lot of fun. you feel like you are part of family because the obamas want their guests to get comfortable. the new york times gave us a taste of the menu. macaroons and fine american wines. victor. >> athena jones, thank you. for the first time in years, a black female cast member joins the cast of "saturday night live." >> all eyes on "snl" and former up right citizens brigade star sasheer zamata makes her debut. >> stay with us in the 10:00 hour. we will talk do debra wilson. we are glad you were with us today. >> be sure to join us here at 10:00 eastern. on an all new "your money" christine romans talks about america's growing inequity
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crisis with candy crowley and christiane amanpour. >> "your money" starts right now. the top 1% of households have taken home 95% of the income gains in the recovery. what is left for everyone else? i'm christine romans. with the perspective from washington and the world, christiane amanpour and candy crowley and i sit down to talk about the problem. when it comes to your economic status, where you are born is still where you will stay. >> people like myself or other immigrants to take advantage of the american dream, it is still alive. for americans born here, what we are seeing is that dream is petering out. for the first time, a majority of americans do not believe they will have a better life than

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