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japan. even though the league was first proposed by woodrow wilson, the united states was never a member. the united nations replaced the league of nations after the second world war. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week, i will see you next week. hello, everyone. i'm fredricka whitfield. these are the stories topping the news at this hour. the man who opened fire inside a maryland mall has been identified. will it get police any closer to learning why he did it? what investigators are learning today. staying warm with temperatures below zero. it doesn't help if your propane bill doubles of some families bills are higher than their mortgage payments. and it's going to be a special night at the grammys for the beatles. coming up, what paul mccartney and ringo starr remember about the first time they came to america. we begin with this breaking story, a brain dead pregnant
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woman has been taken off rece pater and ventilator after an emotional battle. that's after a texas hospital said it would not fight the judge's ruling to turn off the machines. live outside the texas hospital there. nick, is the family reacting? >> the family, we're only hearing them through their attorney. i want to get to that statement which read, our client has authorized us to give notice that today at approximately 11:30 a.m. central time, 12:30 p.m. eastern standard time, the body was disconnected from life support and released to mr. munoz. they say the parents will now proceed with the somber task of laying the body to rest and grieving the great loss suffered. they continue saying may she rest in peace and her family find the strength, what has been a long and arduous adjourn y.
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that journey eight and a half weeks. she was pronounced brain dead in november. before the statement from the family, we got a statement from the hospital. from the on set, the role not to make or contest law but follow it. on friday the state district judge ordered removal for miss munoz, the hospital will follow the court order. all along jps has maintained they were following state law and they did nothing wrong because they had no legal press didn precedent to go off of. i reached out to see if they planned to appeal the order. removing miss munoz from the ventilator, had the opportunity to appeal. they told me, nick, we're going to follow the court's mandate. fred. >> now what is next? >> now moving onto the grieving process for the munoz family. finding a funeral home to continue on with the burial for
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marlise munoz. we did reach out to the attorney to see if he will make a statement about the anguishing time for the family and the situation. we have not heard back from the attorney or munoz family. >> nick, thank you so much from ft. worth. keep us posted. you bet. new details deadly mall shooting in maryland. police identified the gunman as 19-year-old darrion aguilar. police gave chilling details about what happened. erin, what more have we learned about what happened and what may have happened leading up to that shooting? >> fred, investigators have determined some logistical details, like what the shooter did when he got here and how he got to the mall. they are still trying to figure out why. the gunman now identified in
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saturday's terrifying shooting at this mall in columbia, maryland. >> darion aguilar is the shooter. >> police still aren't talking about a possible motive, though they say 19-year-old aguilar lived in the same college park neighborhood as one of the victims, 21-year-old benlolo. >> we haven't been able to verify a relationship between him and either victim. we can't establish there is one. we can't establish there is not one. that is an open question. >> surveillance videos, police say, reveal that aguilar arrived by taxi at this upper-level mall entrance around 10:15 saturday morning walking by a children's carousel and carrying backpack with two home made devices. over the next hour, they say, he went downstairs and back up into skateboard shop, where worked by other picture.
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he fired shots killing johnson and benlolo, gunfire injuring another woman in the foot in the floor below. >> somebody started running. they said he's down there and has a gun. i heard eight to ten gunshots. >> police say he killed himself with the shotgun he bought last month in neighboring montgomery county. police finished searching the mall early sunday morning but it remains closed. now, howard county executive said the mall is likely to reopen on tuesday, though it could be earlier. when that happens, there will be an increased security presence here. fred. >> erin mcpike, thanks so much in columbia, maryland. people scrambled for shelter in that mall, crawling on their hands and feet for a safe spot. once they were able to get out they described what they heard and saw in those moments of terror. >> i was in the back of my store working with my other co-worker.
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all of a sudden three people just run to the back of our back room saying somebody is in the mall shooting. some people were going towards the one exit. a lot of other people who didn't know where the heck they were were going the other way hiding out in rooms. >> people started running and said somebody is down there and has a gun. i heard at least eight to ten gunshots. >> i heard somebody say shots fired. so i grabbed a kid and looked. three people fell to the ground. grabbed the kid and ran, the mother followed me. >> people dropped everything. they left strollers, strollers there, coats, bags, shoes. i saw people's shoes just sitting there. food was knocked over. everyone started running. kids were running. you just ran and you ran to the nearest place you could find. >> we're in the back room waiting. we turned off our lights and stayed in the back room to wait for further information. >> we were in the back of the store in the fitting room area.
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where do you go? you're in a sitting room area. somebody comes in, you're still as vulnerable. >> i did call 911 to see if it was true. they said, yes, ma'am, please seek shelter. i did hear the helicopter landing, i'm assuming, on our roof. >> everyone was scared. it was pretty chaotic at the time, people running by the store, ducking down on the floor in the candy store. but we just kind of took control and said, come on, guys, and got everybody in the back room. >> it was crazy. it was one of those things you see on tv but you never expect you'll go through. >> a number of s.w.a.t. teams arriving, getting out of their vehicles and putting on body armor and carrying assault weapons. >> the s.w.a.t. team was going store to store telling people to get out. when everybody left, not all the stores closed their doors.
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i think they were still looking at each and every store trying to find the guy. a lot of kids back there were crying, a lot of mothers holding onto them crying and shaking and not knowing what's going on. >> incredible moments. five people in the end were hurt in that shooting. they were treated at the hospital and treated and released. a 19-year-old russian man from pennsylvania charged with having a weapons of mass destruction. police an altoona say they found a homemade bomb and bomb materials while investigating a marijuana growing operation. the man told them he wanted to blow things up but later said he planned to detonate devices in a field and was not planning on blowing up anything. he's being held on half million dollars bail. investigators are trying to find out what's making hundreds of people sing on a royal caribbean cruise ship. a crew from center for disease control is boarding to investigate gastrointestinal
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illnesses. someone caught up with a passenger and sent this video in. >> people want to know what's it like being on the ship with the virus. >> terrible. i've i'll never come back again. not on this cruise line. we were with them two years ago. same thing. the ship was overrun with this sickness. you know, it's the most disorganized trip i've ever been on in my life. i'm almost 80 years old. it's sad. >> thank you. >> the ship left new jersey tuesday. it skipped a stop in haiti and went to san juan, puerto rico, to be sanitized yesterday. this is the second crib ship to get hit with sicknesses. others had similar symptoms on the majesty of the seas. how you can protect yourself
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from getting sick if you plan to be on a cruise ship any time soon. syria peace talks, syria will allow women and children to leave the besieged city of homs tomorrow. syria's opposition said on twitter, face-to-face negotiations have stopped. the two sides are now in separate rooms. it should be a bad sign for the talk, a conflict that claimed more than 100,000 lives already. here in the u.s. there is outrage today over comments made by venture capitalist tom perkins. he has compared the experience of wealthy americans to a deadly nazi campaign that preceded the holocaust. in a letter to the editor of the "wall street journal" i wrote, writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, san francisco, i would call attention to the parallel of fascist nazi germany to its war on its one percent, namely its jews, to the progressive war on the american 1%.
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namely the rich. co-founder of a official that invests in technology firms. it's been 50 years since the beatles invade america and changed the pop music landscape forever. tonight the two surviving members will be honored with lifetime achievement award at the grammys. the recording academy has not said if paul mccartney and ringo starr will be performing tonight. if they do, it will be the first time since 2010. coming up, mccartney and starr opening up about what it's like and what it was like to launch a pop culture revolution. the french president and his partner calling it quits. what's that say about his character and why the cost of heating your home in this country could ski rocket. [ male announcer ] this is the story of the little room over the pizza place on chestnut street the modest first floor bedroom in tallinn, estonia
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on the u.s. bitter cold, snow and high winds are expected. chicago public schools will, in fact, be closed tomorrow. snow and high winds made it almost impossible to see in south grand forks, north dakota, karen maginnis shows us why things could actually get worse. >> fred, what really makes this particular weekend exceptional, we've got a clipper system meaning it's moving very fast that's sweeping across the american great lakes. in its wake we are seeing some of the most abominabley cold. now the cold air is not just moving to the east but moving to the south and encompassing more of the west. a lot more area seeing
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temperatures apolo normal. in some cases exceptionally below normal. chicago, as we go into monday. high temperature minus four. they have already seen a little snow but it's that arctic air that blasts in across great lakes region, ohio river valley. temperatures have been running just about average, start to dip down another 15 to 20 degrees. new york city expecting teens as we go into tuesday. by wednesday not a whole lot of improvement taking place there. only 20 for a high in north. here is that clipper i was talking about. area low pressure moving through the great lakes but that cold air dives much further to the south, even into the gulf coast. speaking of that, take a look at this. for atlanta, temperatures in the 50s, then we drop down into the 30s on tuesday and wednesday. watch the development the storm system along the gulf coast.
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keep you updated on that. fred. >> thank you so much. keep those scarves and hats handy and gloves. millions of americans are shivering from the bitter cold and shuddering for the cost to stay warm. the price for propane has almost doubled in some ways. george howell introduced us to three families who weren't prepared for record prices. >> more than 12 million americans use propane to heat their homes. this particular winter, we're finding the demand is up, the price is up as well, and the supply is limited. i want to take you on a tour of three different families to show you why they are trying to deal with it. >> if they are going to gouge me this bad, my propane will cost me more than my [ bleep ] mortgage payment. >> i don't want to pay $4,000 a month for propane. >> do you think home owners are prepared for the price of propane right now? >> absolutely not. nobody would have thought that was going to happen. >> does this keep you warm?
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>> no. i have blankets on the couches, kids have double blankets on their beds. i don't know what else to do. >> 1,000 gallon tank, how much did it take to fill this up? >> i only got 500 gallons. that's all they give me yesterday. natural gas ain't out here. it's natural gas or nothing. what do you do? you buy it and like it. >> horrifying. you can't turn your thermostat much lower without freezing your pipes. all our appliances run on propane, dishwasher, stove, hot water heater. >> how could it go up from yesterday at $2.69 a gallon to $5 today. how can that happen? >> how are people going to deal with this in the prices go up. >> everybody will lose their houses. they have a choice. pay for propane or pay for your house. what are you going to do? what are you going to do?
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>> reporter: states aren't taking steps. 14 on the east coast and nine southern states are allowing more than 23 hours of service to get more propane to the places that need it. but help can't come soon enough for people dealing with temperatures that continue to drop and prices that keep shooting up. george howell, cnn, crete, illinois. president obama's state of the union address only two days away now. in a minute, ask a couple of former presidential speechwriters what they think the president needs to say in this speech. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels.
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to deliver his trochlt state of the union address this week, we're going back to some of the promises and pledges made in his 2013 address. today's cnn tom foreman about what the president said about changes to medicare and where it stands now. >> the president underlined rising cost of medical care for senior citizens as a serious worry and promise big changes to medicare. >> we'll bring down costs by changing the way our government pays for medicare. shouldn't be based on number of tests order and days in the hospital but based on the
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quality of care that i seniors receive. >> he unveiled several proposals to cut costs, make wealthier seniors pay more but republicans had their own ideas about medicare. the two plans collided in congress. neither overcame opposition and this is a measure effectively stalled. all right. tom foreman, thanks so much. president obama in last year's state of the union. this year the president is trying to recover political ground following a rough couple months that saw his approval rating dip to 33%. laying out proposals on economic growth laying out more jobs for middle class workers. joining me now clark judge, a former speechwriter for ronald reagan and founder of white house writer's group and michael waldman, a speechwriter in the clinton white house and now president of the brennan center for justice at the nyu law
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school. great to see you as well. >> good to be with you. >> clark, begin with you. if the president is going to spend time on jobs and the economy in his speech, what does he need to say specifically to win people over on tuesday? >> well, what he should say is not what he will say. what he should say with the amount of jobs two-thirds recovered from what were lost in the recession, that -- and with new business creation, which is where most jobs -- new jobs come from at a low and with the united states having dropped in world rankings to being no longer in the top ten new countries for business creation, he should say we are going to do things to cut and streamline regulation, reduce taxes, and do all the things that make new businesses bloom and jobs bloom. but that's not what he's
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planning to do. he's told -- his people have told the press that they are going to focus on income redistribution. they are going to focus on higher minimum wage. only about 3% of the population gets the minimum wage. more than half of those are either teenagers or in their early to mid-20s, significantly more than half. so he's focused on one hand the wrong areas and areas which are in the minimum wage peripheral to lowering the unemployment rate. he should be focusing on more jobs and business creation and growth in the private economy and that's not where he's going. >> michael, the state of the union should be a time, a place in which the president can boast certain accomplishments and promises to do more of that. you would think health care would be one of those high
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points the president would want to kind of highlight. but it's unlikely he's even going to mention the words "health care" or disagree. it is something he'll try to celebrate in the state of the union. >> i would be very surprised if he didn't talk about health care and progress they see and how the health care law is affecting things as it's come online. look, i think that i'd be quite surprised if president obama gave a great ronald reagan state of the union, which is what clark just outlined. i think he's going to set out his vision of how to keep the economy growing. i think it's sort of interesting. he has not always been so willing to claim credit for the growth of the economy since the collapse that preceded his arrival. not pointing fingers backwards but to point out the economy is starting to pick up steam. the problem is that washington,
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government, congress is gridlocked, is paralyzed, and it's hard to get grand bargains or anything else, minimal bargains to legislate further progress. i think he's got to point to what's going on not in chamber or congress but out in the country and talk about some of the areas. there are a few where there's a chance for progress. i'll give you one example. last year, a year ago, he talked about what a disgrace it was that people in this country have to wait in line to vote for hours. he appointed a bipartisan commission. that republican and democrat-led body proposed a strong set of reforms last week and there's also a bipartisan bill in congress to fix the voting rights act which was gutted by the supreme court. that's kind of a surprising area for bipartisan progress given how contentious voting is. >> you think that will be showcased? >> i would hope it would be showcased. i think unafraid, unambiguous
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pride in what they have done is something we can expect, but not couching everything based on what the house republican caucus is going to pass. >> michael walden, clark judge, thanks, gentlemen. we'll all be watching tuesday evening. this political programming note at home, you can be watching, too, live on cnn. president obama delivering his state of the union address. what impact will it have on midterm elections. cnn will have the details live in washington starting 7:00 p.m. on tuesday night right here on cnn. which city is hosting next sunday's super bowl? if you accepted new york, you are wrong. why some in the real host city said their town is getting the cold shoulder these days. to quote from whitman, "you are here." "that life exists and identity." "that the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse."
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paris may be the city of love, but one high-profile romance there ended. weeks after media buzz surrounding the alleged affair with an actress, a report from paris. >> reporter: fredricka, this long-running soap opera is over. it began two weeks ago when they
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revealed president hollande had been slipping out for a tryst with a movie actress. when the first lady heard that, she was hospitalized for a state of exhaustion. she was at a presidential residence until yesterday. yesterday she left the residence. shortly thereafter, the president called the press, semiofficial news agency here to say that he was, in fact, ending his shared life with valerie. she sent out a tweet thanking the palace for their devotion and help over the last 20 months she was sfirs lady. she went off to india today. she will be in india doing work for a nongovernment organization and president hollande is preparing for a trip to turkey
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apparently now as a bachelor president. fredricka. >> okay. jim bittermann with facts from paris. a stunning upset at the australian open. outdoor ice hockey in southern california and then desperate measures for super bowl tickets. cnn's joe carter with all of today's bleacher report. >> wow, fred, this is a stunning loss, rafael nadal, number one tennis player in the world upset in the finals today. before today's match, wawrinka had never won a set against nadal, much less a back. all because nadal hurt his back, injury that happened early in the match. the trainer worked every chance he could and it never loosened up. nadal's game is all about power. he's an aggressive player. with the injured back he wasn't the same. wawrinka, the 28-year-old from
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switzerland played second fiddle to the most popular player roger fred remember. this time he's the king. he learned it the hard way of he's the first player in 21 years to beat a number one seed and number two seed in a major tournament. he beat djokovic and nadal to win the title. you don't hear this every day. dodgers stadium hosted first outdoor hockey game. temperatures mid-60s throughout the game. ice held up well. much more than a hockey game. it was a spectacular event. kiss was there. u.s. marching band, even volleyball court next to the ice rink. wayne gretzky drobd the puck. they watched anaheim ducks win 3-0 over los angeles kings. the ducks remained best team in nhl. three more outdoor games. two at yankee stadium and one in chicago at soldier field in march. trending on bleacher report, how far would you go to win nfl
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playoff tickets? this seattle woman shaved the side of her head and got at 12th man tattoo in the same area. that's certainly a permanent statement of support. get this, the woman did not win the playoff contest. she lost to a guy wearing seahawks-themed batman suit, which we do not have a picture of. the fight to win tickets is still not over. the woman asked talk show host ellen for super bowl tickets. she said if ellen gives super bowl tickets she'll shave the other side of her head and get an ellen tattoo. we'll see if it works. cnn's joe cart we are that bleacher report. thanks so much. seattle seahawks and denver broncos are arriving in new jersey today ahead of next sunday's super bowl, even though the big game is actually being played in the town of east rutherford. another city across the hudson river is getting all the credit.
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cnn's with the story. >> reporter: amid all the excitement, there's a little confusion. >> super bowl xlviii in new york. congratulations. >> i can only send one of to you cover the game in new york. >> this is metlife stadium in east rutherford, new jersey, the host of super bowl xlviii. >> tell them they better get a geography lesson. >> did you think this would put you on the map. >> absolutely. >> it's a small town, just 9,000 people. >> the stadium is right here nine miles away. >> a detail that looks to some as if it's been overlooked. >> i was just talking to a radio host in seattle and he didn't even realize the stadium was in new jersey until a couple weeks ago. that says something. >> in new york city, the nfl is transforming times square into super bowl boulevard. but in east rutherford there isn't a single banner in sight. only one small sign that the mayor had to order himself. and because it uses the
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trademark phrase "super bowl" the nfl could object. >> what per share if you're told to take it down? >> well, i think it would be pretty dopey of them to tell us to take it down. >> do you feel like you were let out in the cold at all? >> i'm used to it. >> that sounds like a little new york, new jersey rivalry. >> you're kind of used to it. you know, you accept it, life goes on. >> hey, is there a little new york, new jersey rivalry here? how would you answer that? >> i'm sure glad i'm next to the biggest city in the world. that's how i make my living. my new jersey answer, i'd like to kick them in the shins. >> no effort to promote east rutherford but nfl insists new jersey isn't getting the short straw telling cnn there's more activities in new jersey than new york. players are staying in new york city, training held in state.
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the mayor says they will be proud, even though east rutherford has taken a back seat, even though the mayor will take a back seat. >> i also will be sitting in my lounge chair, recliner watching the game. >> alexandra field, cnn, east rutherford, new jersey. more than 300 people aboard a cruise ship in the caribbean are sick. so how can you protect yourself when on a cruise? we'll talk with a medical expect next. if you wear a denture,
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health investigators are trying to figure out what's making hundreds of people sick on board a royal caribbean cruise ship. a group from center for disease control is boarding today to check out the gastrointestinal illness. this the second ship to get hit with sickness this month. dr. william shatner is president from vanderbilt school of medicine. he's joining us from nashville. good to see you. >> hi, fred. >> doctor, what makes ships
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seemingly susceptible to outbreaks like this. >> what happens is a passenger comes on board unknowingly having the virus. the virus spreads and then you have all those people in a confined space over a long period of time. this is ani easily transmissabl virus. >> what do you do to protect yourself just in case. >> when you're on the ship, avoid people who are sick. keep your hand hygiene up. you might want to avoid group activities. for goodness sakes -- >> on a ship? you're surrounded by people. >> exactly. but you do what you can, fred. >> cdc is now inspecting. what are they going to be looking for? >> they will be looking for modes of transmission and try to determine actually what the because is.
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it's 90% likely it's a norovirus but could be another cause of gastrointestinal illness. >> i envision noib has a trip coming up, they will have a body of purell attached to their clothing no matter where they go on that ship that do you recommend, besides washing your hands frequently, what do you recommend people ought to do to make sure they, their families, stay well. >> well, i think hand hygiene is paramount and staying away from sick folks. if you're going, have a good time. after all, that's what it's all about. >> okay. is there anything in general perhaps these cruise ships do to try to keep it as safe as possible? >> they have a rigorous prevention program in place. some friends of mine from the hospital have gone on a ship and say they are more attentive to hygiene than we are in the
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hospital. they are trying their very best to prevent the spread of viruses. >> happy sailing to all those who have trips upcoming. great advice from you dr. william shatner. thanks so much. >> pleasure. the shocking story out of florida you won't believe. getting away with rape. we'll bring that to you next. [ male announcer ] this is the story of the dusty basement at 1406 35th street the old dining table at 25th and hoffman. ...and the little room above the strip mall off roble avenue. ♪ this magic moment it is the story of where every great idea begins. and of those who believed they had the power to do more. dell is honored to be part of some of the world's great stories. that began much the same way ours did. in a little dorm room -- 2713. ♪ this magic moment ♪ 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?
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suspected rapists with dna proof against them have gotten away with their crimes. not because they escaped but investigators dropped the ball. randi kaye in florida with a shocking story capturing the nation's attention. >> reporter: tucked away inside this police department in hollywood, florida, may be the only evidence that could prevent a rapist from attacking again. yet for years that evidence has set untouched, ignored by law enforcement. that was until dozens of so-called rape kits were discovered in a first floor property room during an audit. >> in all 94 unprocessed rape kits were found in a refrigerator here. the police chief said some date as far back as 2005, which means for nine years they have been sitting here collecting dust. no analysis, no suspect, collecting dust.
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the man hoff may be on the streets. all the years waiting for the man has raped them, after allowing doctors to collect for the rape kit. the city dropped the ball. what's worse. it's unclear if the victims know if the evidence they gave authorities was ever tested. why? officials in charge of the rape kits at the time refused to answer our questions. hollywood's chief of police frank hernandez wouldn't talk to us but did talk to one of our affiliate tv stations. he took the job last august long after the rape kits were forgotten about. >> these are things that happened before i got here. best i can tell, lack of proper procedures, systemic problem. >> reporter: chief hernandez said they are slowly making progress. 22 of the lost rape kids
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considered to be most crit cam sent to a lab inside broward county sheriff's office for analysis. the chief said some arrests have been made. still too many women across the country are getting caught on the wrong side of this mess. like carol bart from dallas, texas, who in june 1984 endured the most terrifying experience of home run life. >> did you think you were going to die that night? >> i did think i was going to die that night. i thought he was going to kill me. >> reporter: after a night out with friends, a man grabbed carol and spent the next three and a half hours raping her. more than three decades later a call in 2008 to check on her case revealed something shocking. carol's attacker was still on the loose because police had ignored the most crucial piece of evidence, her rape kit. >> how did you feel about the fact your kit had been setting on the shelf so many years? >> they had let them stack up and stack up and stack up. that's unacceptable. >> carol's kit was located and
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analyzed. it turns out just four months after that the man who raped her was identified. adding insult to injury joseph houston couldn't be charged because the statute of limitations had run out. so the clock is ticking on testing all the evidence in florida. what's even more baffling is hollywood, florida, a beach community with about 145,000 people is hardly someplace that's overrun with crime. according to neighborhood scout, a website that compiles nationwide crime rates based on fbi data, hollywood had 38 rape cases last year. 38. what we want to know is how with numbers like that the hollywood police department couldn't manage to process the rain kits. but again, answers were hard to come by. we were shut out at city hall and by city officials, too. >> it's an alarming amount of time, an alarming amount of rape kits.
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>> the chief is promising to make up for lost time. >> i can't account for what happened in the past. i can only account from my point going forward. i'm going to ensure that never happens again. >> reporter: randi kaye, cnn, hollywood, florida. >> let me know what you think about this story. you can share thoughts on my facebook page and tweet me @fwhitfield. if you shop at michael's, the chain may be the latest victim of hackers. it has learned of possible fraudulent activity on some of its customers payment cards and wanted to alert them just in time. starting today it will cost you $0.49 to mail a first class letter. the $0.03 jump is the biggest increase in mosh a decade. it comes as fewer americans are using snail mail to pay bills and keep in touch. one way around the hike, forever stamps. you buy them at the current rate and they are valid forever even
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♪ ♪ they are icons, legends responsible for a music revolution. tonight the beatles will receive a lifetime achievement grammy award 50 years after invading the u.s. surviving members paul mccartney and ringo starr sat down with larry king during the day, 2007, to talk about their legacy and what it was like to come to america for the first time. >> you guys, frankly, pinch yourselves? do you get up in the morning -- >> i pinch him. >> and i pinch him. >> he pinches me. >> risky, even on national television. we just don't care. pinch. you know what i mean. >> once a day, otherwise -- tell
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him. he wants to know. >> larry, you know what, of course we do. we were just kids from liverpool. yeah, it is quite amazing, because as time goes on, it kind of becomes more and more of a phenomenon. the young kids, you know, talk about it as if it's history, which it is. >> i think the most excited thing is you expect people other age to know the music, but actually a lot of the kids know the music. if anything is left, we have left really good music. that's the important part, not the mop tops. >> you joined them after they were -- >> nothing. >> we were nothing until he joined us. >> i joined and they got this record deal and look what happened. everybody feels that. >> we were good. you wanted to join us.
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you begged to join us. you were really good. >> were all of you friendly? >> i'll tell you -- okay. i can tell you, we loved him. we were in hamburg. we were a good little group. >> big in germany. >> hamburg. >> hamburg. not germany, hamburg. ringo was in another group. we thought he was the very best drummer we had ever seen and we wanted him in the group like that. we were big fans of his. >> and i was big fans of theirs. >> did you think the beatles would make it make it. >> we thought we would be really big in liverpool, really. >> big at home. >> then we sort of were big in london, you know, england, sweden and denmark. we didn't do it overnight. we had to go on a lot of planes. >> when it took off, that first trip to the united states, what
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was that like? >> that was something else, i must say. we didn't know that crowd and pandemonium was bog to be at the airport. we took off. we knew it was going to be good. the thing is, we were pretty sure of ourselves. you had to be to do what we did. we knew we were good, had a degree of success, but we didn't know that. we came down the stairs. >> to backtrack a little bit, george had come on holiday in america. used to eneurope the big crowds and adulation. he came back, because he was going into record stores there, if you got the beatles. never heard of them. came back and said, it's going to be really hard, they don't know us over there. by the time we arrived, it was great. >> five decades ago the beatles arrived in the united states for their first american tour and launched that british invasion. see it all unfold as it happened
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with rarely seen footage and interviews from the band has led the british invasion. the '60s, british invasion thursday night 9:00 p.m. even right here on cnn. we have so much more straight ahead from the "cnn newsroom" and it all gets a restart right now. '6 . hello again, i'm fred whi whit. these are the stories at the top of the news. we know the identity of the man has opened fire inside a maryland mall. what was his motive and what investigators are learning today. a texas hospital isn't fighting a judge's order to remove ventilators and respirators from the pregnant brain dead woman. we'll tell you about the decision her family made today. you might remember them as one of the hottest hip-hop