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but nothing matters more to the bottom line health of the economy than jobs. take a look. 117,000. that's how many jobs our struggling economy created in the month of july and its way more than expected. businesses hired more people than that. 154,000. that's offset by layoffs in government, and most of those were caused by a temporary shutdown in minnesota. the jobless rate is down, if you can call 9.1% down. in june we know more jobs were added in june and in may than first reported. but the july numbers are higher than both of those months combined. we had a rally in the opening bell, and then no rally, and then the rally restarted. i want you to hear the president's take on the job numbers and the long road ahead.
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>> when congress gets back in september i want to move quickly on things that will help the economy create jobs right now. extending the payroll tax credit to put $1,000 in the pocket of the average worker, and extending unemployment insurance to help people get back on their feet and putting construction workers back to work and rebuilding america. those are all steps that we can take right now that will make a difference. >> now, let's turn to poppy harlow at cnnmoney.com. what do you make of this? everything we hear about corporate earnings, that sounds strong and the companies are not hiring? >> it's such a great point and such an important point to make, randi. you have the performance of major american companies that is so strong, some record profits we have been seeing lately and then a lack of hiring. a big divide between how we are
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all feeling and how the corporations are doing by the numbers. just to give you a sense of how much cash these companies have on hand, i want to pull the number up for you because it's astonishing. that's $1.5 trillion, and that's how much publicly traded big companies in this country have on their books. and to put it in perspective, that's the same of the gdp of canada, the entire country of canada, and with that cash they are not hiring right now. and take a look at the screen. it's the small and medium-sized businesses doing the hiring right now. the two red marks represent 2 million jobs at small and medium sized companies have made in the last two years, and the negative 22,000 jobs, that's how many jobs big fortune 500 companies have cut in the last two years. shouldn't they be hiring? generally the big companies are not the drivers of growth, and it's the small and medium
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companies, but you are hearing a cry for them to hire. i want to give asense of how much cash a few big companies have on hand. cisco, gm, google, $10 billion of cash sitting on the sidelines. many of them are not hiring. google, that's an example of one that is. they have hired in the last year almost 7,000 workers in the united states, and another tech company, cisco, opposite story, they laid off 6,500 workers. when you look at a big host of companies on the screen and you add up how much money they have, $310 billion, and that's the cash equivalent of denmark. and this has people fired up and they are asking why. i will play sound explaining why the companies are not using the money to hire. >> companies, you know, are saying, whoa, they have the muscle memory from the last recession, and they know that some companies didn't make it through, so they want to really
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hoard cash unless they have business beating down their door, they are not going to hire anybody. >> bottom line, randi, we will take the better than expected jobs number this morning but they are nowhere near where we need to be to turn around the debt crisis in this country. >> and let's go to jim in london. the markets overseas were encouraged, i guess we could say, by the u.s. jobs report by a few minutes. what is going on now? >> yeah, 20 minutes, maybe. when the markets here closed, and the dow was actually going again, and it was in negative territory, and the nasdaq was down 3%. the blip of numbers from wall street were too late for europe. the rumors were bonds might be bought from italy and spain, and there will be a press conference
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from the prime minister of italy, and so it's so volatile and it changes minute by minute. it was too late for these markets, and they were down between 10 to 13% for the week, all the big four. >> the biggest driver for the selloff? >> first it was the unemployment numbers were good today, but we went back to the debt worries. the debt worries in europe is there is not a serious attempt to stop it from spreading, and global growth. until you see the u.s. growing at a hefty rate and better unemployment numbers, if you know what i mean, better employment numbers, the worry is we're close to recession. >> thank you to you and our thanks to poppy harlow as well. we have breaking news into cnn. a federal jury -- this is just coming in and i am reading it.
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a federal jury reached a verdict in the trial of five current or former police officers charged in the deadly shootings in new orleans after hurricane katrina. this is coming to us from our affiliate there wwl, and all officers were found guilty of deprivation of rights and civil violations, and the jury reached a verdict today. they shot unarmed people without justification. jeffrey tubin is on the line. >> reporter: this is a long-running legal saga in louisiana. these prosecutors were initially prosecuted by the state of los angeles, and the cases did not end in convictions, so the federal government stepped in much like the rodney king case several years ago in california, state acquittals followed by
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prosecution, and here now they were convicted. this was a tranlgic and difficult situation where a -- where in the chaotic aftermath of katrina there was a confrontation on the bridge and people were killed. >> they left two people dead, and four others wounded on the bridge after the 2005 storm. how unique is something like this, jeffrey, for the federal jury to come to this conclusion? >> reporter: well, it's not unique but it's certainly unusual. it's always difficult for police officers to be prosecuted. most jurors are sympathetic to that, and most jurors feel police are on their side. these are fortunately unusual prosecutions. this does have a fairly direct parallel in california where there were acquittals in state court in the rodney king case
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followed by a conviction in federal court. it's fortunately unusual. police are usually the good guys. but the federal government takes very seriously its obligation to police those who police us, and these cases do happen. >> the federal prosecutors said that the police shot the unarmed people without justification, but the defense, jeffrey, said all along the officers were shot at before this happened. do these officers -- can they do anything now after this? to fight this. >> reporter: they will have to be sentenced and they will almost certainly get some prison time and have the right to appeal. the key issue in this case is there was no doubt that there was a shooting here and these people died at the hands of the police, but the key issue has always been false statements, and cover-up by some of these police officers. that certainly suggested a
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guilty state of mind on the part of them, and that's really, i think, what led to the convictions here. you know, if the officers had simply come forward and said exactly what happened, that might have made the jury look very differently than if they had made false statements which is very much part of the case. >> yeah, the fabricated witnesses possibly, and the falsified reports, and they allegedly planted a gun and you think that's where they lost the trust? >> reporter: i think false statements are gold for prosecutors, because that suggests a guilty state of mind, and i think that was a very important part of this case. >> all right, jeffrey toobin, thank you very much. we will tell you the news about the faa and the shutdown. the senate and house has agreed
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but we are up higher right now at 108 points. you are seeing a market reacting to the news headlines. we saw the dow rally 172 points on the better than expected jobs numbers and then we were getting unsubstantiated worries that standard & poor's one of the credit agencies might downgrade the u.s.'s credit, and we have not gotten a comment on that, and i brought in allen valdez, the head of floor trading here. why is the market so fickle today? >> yeah, we bounced around, and we are coming back in a little, and it's all technical rallying right now. it's all off the rumors that are unsubstantiated. >> we are seeing wild swings.
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is there a trend we can grab on to? >> probably not. it started yesterday. in 2008 we saw a lot of volatility, and today we're up 600 points and up and down by 240 and back and forth, and until we know what is going on, wall street loves certainty, and hates uncertainty. and any given day, there is eb and flow. you see a lot of volatility, and people backing up right now. >> we are seeing more participants in the market? >> yeah, more program traders, that's for sure, and a lot of par participants, and that's moving the market. we have seen a lot of buying lately. >> thank you for talking with us. it's a market, randi, where you have to have a strong stomach for to say the least, randi.
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back to you. >> no doubt. alison, appreciate it. thank you. ray lahood was begging them to come back and act, and they have. [ waves crashing ] [ martin luther king jr. ] i still have a dream that one day on the red hills of georgia,
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to washington now where an outrageous standoff that cost 4,500 their jobs, and then a few
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members are still in town, and today they did this. >> mr. president, the senator from virginia? >> i ask we proto consideration of calendar 109 hr 2553, the bill be re-read and passed, and any statements related to the bill be placed to the record in the appropriate place as if read? is there objection? hearing no objection, so ordered. >> i want to bring in kate bolduan to tell us what we just saw and what it means. kate, explain. >> reporter: rand what happened was the senate came and gavelled in and passed this short-term extension that there has been fighting so much over, and they
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can set the procedural rules aside, and if nobody objects, and there were two members, and they passed it. the house and senate have passed it and it's on the way to the president to sign. the short-term fight now has come to an end. it doesn't mean the issues that this was really all about are resolv resolved. they remain unrevolved. and they still have to deal with the major sticking point, which is the unionization of airline workers. they want to change a recent -- they want to reverse a recent change to federal rules that would make it easier for unions to organize in airlines. democrats are fighting them on that, and that's where this stands. they finally at least came to the senses, if you will, and passed a short-term bill to have that fight for another day. they do need to deal with the issue likely before they can move any further than september 16th. >> they have the labor rights
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issue and the issue also hanging out there because of the rural airports. >> the rural airports, it's very confusing and unnecessarily so. the rural airports spaurt part of this had to do with the short-term extension. they wanted to cut federal subsidies to air service for rural airports, and basically making it so the tickets were not so expensive if people wanted to fly there, and democrats opposed this saying it would negatively impact the communities, and the republicans were sticking to their guns, and ray lahood came out and said he has the authority to grant waivers so the communities would not be impacted and that was enough for democrats to sign on, and they say the net result would be effectively a clean extension of funding which they were hoping for to begin with. as we always say, and i hate to
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use it, but they kicked the can down the road to have another fight another day, and it will be a heated one. >> they didn't resaul anything. but as least all the faa workers get back to work. >> yeah, that's the important thing. kate bolduan, we appreciate it. thank you. and what do the veterans get for keeping the country safe? in two minutes, what the president is proposing to do about it. it's like to get your best night's sleep every night. why not talk to someone who's sleeping on the most highly recommended bed in america... it's not a sealy... or a simmons... or a serta... ask me about my tempur-pedic. ask me how fast i fall asleep. ask me about staying asleep. these are actual tempur-pedic owners! ask someone you know---check out twitter. try your friends on facebook. you'll hear it all...un-edited. ask me how it feels after 10 years. ask me if it's a good value. just ask me. there are 4 million tempur-pedic owners!
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president obama is focusing today on adding more jobs for unemployed veterans. the president reveal add new initiative that includes tax credits for companies that hire vets.
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>> we are challenging the private sector to hire or train 100,000 unemployed post 9/11 veterans or spouses by the end of 2013. this builds on commitments that many companies have already made as part of the joining forces campaign. >> the nation's unemployment rate dipped by one-tenth of a purse, but the joblessness is far worse for the men and women that fought for their country. about 1 million veterans are out of work, and that means a quarter of service members that joined the military after the 9/11 attacks. and then the veterans that joined post 9/11 is a staggering 13.3%, and that's the main reason why president obama met the executive director and founder of iraq and afghanistan veterans of america.
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we are joined from d.c. with our guests. thank you so much for not only coming on the show and for serving the country. i want to review what the initiative includes. quickly with both of you. training to transition veterans to the civilian world, and veterans affairs and businesses, and also proposes what he calls returning heroes and wounded warriors tax credits so those that hire an unemployed vet of $2400, and then if that vet has a disability, that company gets double. so paul, let me start with you here, do you think this will be enough? >> it won't be enough, but it's a great start. this is exactly what our nation's veterans need right now. you mention the numbers, and in states like michigan,
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unemployment for veterans is at 30%. we see 20% in the membership natalie, and that should be unacceptable. we think it's a great kick start. this shows people that veterans are exactly the type of people you should be hiring in a tough economy. they have been through tough times and know how to use technology and they are great in teams and are dedicated and they will be on time. this is the message we need to send to the entire nation. these are the folks that need to be on the frontlines of the economic recovery as well, and it's the type of people nick needs when they are coming home. >> i was struck when the president mentioned your name, and certainly the story he told was revealing. let's let our viewers listen to what he said. >> nick saved the life of a french soldier that was shot in the head and helped 32 people escape from a river, and when he got back home to wyoming he could not get a job as a first responder.
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>> it's an amazing story, nick. you earned a bronze star and saved lives and could not find a job here at home. what was the obstacle? >> the obstacle is, they prepare you to go overseas, but when you are getting out there's little preparation at all. i had to go and get a box and check it and say i was ready to get out of the military, and i don't have the certificate to transition to the civilian word, and i cannot pass out band-aids stateside, and now i have to convince people what i did overseas is who i am, and i am able to do that every day, saving lives or serving my government. >> how was it psychologically not to be able to find a job here in the country that you served? >> i went from overseas earning a bronze star, and saving a french soldier that got shot in the head, and i get back and i
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cannot pass out band-aids when i get back, and i have to tell my wife everything is going to be all right, but i can't baz i don't know. it's great what the president said today, and i hope to see action behind it in the upcoming days and weeks. >> congress has to approve the tax credits, and based on what we saw, how washington works these days, is that okay with you and are you confident this will, indeed, get through? >> it should get through. you know, congress hasn't been able to agree much on anything lately, but they should be able to agree on veterans. tax credits would be a big help to big businesses and small businesses, and giving them a bit of a financial backstop so they can hire nick. he is doing an interview with big trucks going through and is unphased, and he can do the job. a tax credit would be a good start here. >> why did it take so long to get this going?
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it's not like we just went to war? it's not like we are just learning that all of the veterans are out of a job, so why do you think it took so long, paul? >> i don't know. it definitely took too long and it's here now. a lot of folks are disconnected. less than one-half of 1% of the nation served in iraq and afghanistan, so for many folks it's something that they see only on tv. we hope it's something that folks, the personal stories will resonate. if you want to support the troops, give them a job and hire them. that's what we need to ring across america right now in big cities and small towns, and hopefully the president's message today will start that conversation. >> nick, very quickly, what would you say is the most important skill a veteran needs right now to get a job? >> they need resumes coming out of the gate right there. that's something that you have a no idea, it's a service record and you don't have a resume. i just got a resume in 2011, and
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i got out in 2008. it's crucial. you prepare us to go oversees, so prepare us to get out. >> we appreciate you coming on. if anybody out there would like to hire nick, he is available for service at your company. thank you both very much. nick, keep us poested, and let s know who hires you. >> i will, and thank you very much. no question. it's hot out there. we all know that. but did you know you could be suffering from a heat stroke and not even know it. the life-saving signs to look for after a quick break. bloatin. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "probiotic." [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. try capzasin-hp. it penetrates deep to block pain signals for hours of relief. capzasin-hp. take the pain out of arthritis.
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suspected to be heat related. four high school players in arkansas were hospitalized for dehydration as records hit a record high 114 degrees. the death of a 28-year-old runner in a race was also blamed on a heat stroke. only one padded practice is allowed per day and players can no longer be on the field more than four hours in a day. but there are no nationwide rules written. two of the four deaths were in the state of georgia. cnn's george howl shows us what some high school are doing in georgia to prevent the unnecessary deaths. >> he's my hero. so strong. >> glenn jones admits he did not see the signs until it was too late. his 16-year-old son started
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feeling sick a few days after a summer football camp. >> i did not think anything about it, and i did not put two and two together. he was giving us signs, he was not complaining but he was giving us signs that something was wrong. >> jones was one of at least four high school football players across the country to fall victim to the extreme heat this summer. >> i think some of the preventive measures aren't being taken place. >> reporter: it's frustrating to a professor at the university of north carolina who says that heat-related deaths are preventible. >> i spoke with somebody today and they saw a practice happening at 12:00 in the afternoon at the height of the heat. >> he has been studying heat related deaths, and he says they are on the rise. to beat the heat, this school
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holds practice late in the evening, and the athletic reader keeps tabs on the heat. >> the white bulb reading takes into account everything, and if that reading gets too high then we have to tell coach and the coach is real good about it and we have to shut the kids down from activity. >> reporter: at nearby tucker high school we found players practicing indoors to stay cool. >> kind of regulated it. i thought it was big making the decision that they were not going to put kids in harm's way by a allowing them to go outside today. >> reporter: they say education is the most important piece, making sure that coaches know what to look for on the field and that players speak up when they feel they have reached their limit. you talk about monitoring kids, but as a student i am sure they want to impress you and show you they are bringing their a game,
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and how do you tell a student to walk-up and tell you this is too much. >> some of them do it, but as a coach, you are going to see it. >> reporter: all precautions jones hopes everybody will take to heart. >> it's a shame, but if it makes it better, it's worth it. >> elizabeth cohen is here to explain what happens to your body in the heat. this dad did not recognize the signs. >> breaks your heart. >> what shoe look for? >> be vigilant when it's hot out like it is now. my daughters play tennis and we were just on them to make sure they are not showing the signs, because it's hot here. there is cramps, exhaustion, and then stroke. you never want to get to stage three. heat cramps. muscle pains or spazam. you might contribute it to a kid
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working out a lot. if it's hot, think heat and don't think they are working too hard. the next stage would be heat exhaustion, where if you see your child or an adult, heavy sweating, if they feel nauseous, or have a headache or their pulse is quick, that's a sign they may be in trouble. and then a stage we hope nobody would get to, the body goes over 104 degrees, and the body can't cool down anymore, and the sweating stops. and some people think that's better, but that's bad, and it means your body is not working at all. if you are disoriented, those are things you want to look for. >> what can you do if you or your child are showing these signs? >> get inside to air-conditioning and give that person lots of fluids, and sometimes you want to give them
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a sports drink instead because that can replace some of the salt and other minimals -- >> electrolights. >> exactly. and it's wise in general to be outside during cooler times nft day. that's what we saw in the story george did, they were practicing in the evening. it's light until 9:00 at night, and why not practice at 7:00? >> yeah, we do it. >> yeah, i don't take a walk at noon. >> how unique is something like this? it's so tragic. >> it's a lot of deaths in one year. there were 58 deaths between 1980 and 2009. what is interesting, randi, almost 80% of those were kids who were technically obese. if you look on a bmi chart, they were obese. there is some suggestion, the heavier the kid, the football player, the more dangerous it might be.
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>> very important tips there. thank you. a mine disaster rescue that brought tears of joy to the world, but for most of the 33 rescued chilean miners, life today is one of grinding poverty. the latest on the one-year anniversary. has one of the largest oil reserves in the world. a large part of that is oil sands. this resource has the ability to create hundreds of thousands of jobs. at our kearl project in canada, we'll be able to produce these oil sands with the same emissions as many other oils and that's a huge breakthrough. that's good for our country's energy security and our economy.
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it was the rescue that captivated the world. one year ago today, a cave-in at a mine in chile trapped miners
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underground. at first it was believed the miners may have been killed. and then a drill reached the depth and rescue workers heard tapping on the drill. a few hours later officials announced the miners attached a note to the drill saying, quote, the 33 miners here are well. finally, 69 days after the start of that ordeal, the first miners were pulled to the surface on october 13th in a especially designed steel cage as it brought them up through the rescue shaft. it was a slow, pain staking proce process, and one miner at a time. and once they reached the top, there was an explosive celebration. the last miner was pulled to safety after a 22-hour televised rescue that, yes, gripped the
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world. the miners became instant celebrities, and they were invited to disney world, and the miner who worked out underground ran in the new york marathon. he's a huge elvis fan. when i interviewed him in new york city, i got him to sing a few lines. take a listen. ♪ ♪ are you lonesome tonight ♪ do you miss me tonight ♪ are you sorry we drifted apart ♪ >> but fame left the miners, and most live in poverty. rafael romo joins us. how did this happen? >> well, it's a mixed bag. you have some miners who have adjusted very well to the new life. some of them have become public speakers, and one of them even the is trying to coach company executives into safety conditions and stuff like that.
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and many others have been unable to find stable jobs, as many as seven according to reports are still unemployed. one is working as a cabdriver in the capital of chile, and santiago, and there are seven who are still undergoing some sort of medical or psychological treatment. and many of them are still living in poverty in the same area where this happened. >> i remember at the time there was so much talk after disney world there would be big book deals and we had high hopes for their future, and now some are suing the government. is that something that may have had an impact on what has happened to them and maybe their representation in chile? >> when asked what is the reason behind this lawsuit against the chilean government is what they say is it's not about the money, although there is big money involved, it's like 60 million u.s. dollars if they win it, and the accident had to do with
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decades of negligent in the mining industry in chile. the company that owned the mine was not clearly evaluated by the government, and so that neglect was what caused the accident, and that's what they are trying to do for the rest of the miners who work in chile under similar conditions. >> how is the anniversary being observed there? is it? >> yes, there was a mass at 12:00 eastern attended by the president in chile, and then at 2:00, and just a few minutes from now, they are going to inaugurate an exhibit at a regional museum in the same area where this happened. so a couple of high profile events. but what they are seeing is that many people in chile do not really regard the miners as heroes as they did back in october when they were rescue. >> it just changed? that's it. >> one of the miners were saying
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people have envy because of all of the attention we generated worldwide and they don't like it. and abroad, he says, we get really good treatment and people like talking to us. >> yeah, they are stars here. as anyone of them made any type of money on a book deal or nothing like that? >> there was miner who was a writer underground and was chronicling everything going on who may eventually gather his notes and public a book, but he is one miner not allowed to do interviews because of his psychological treatment, and the movie deal announced last month that should also include a book deal, but that's in the works and it's going to be months before we know anything about that. >> we wish them the best. thank you for the update. >> sure. coming up, how a spanking led to a shooting on a public bus in philadelphia. you have got to see this video. we'll have it for you on the other side of the break. [ waves crashing ]
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you hear about shooting notice inner city all the time but it's rare when you can actually see one play out. video from a septa bus camera in philadelphia shows us how frightened people were when two people showed up with automatic guns. philly.com reports this all started when a passenger on the bus scolded a mother for spanking her toddler who had been running up and document aisles. the mother then made a phone call and the gunmen appeared. 13 shots were fired in all. no one, luckily, was hit. six people are now facing attempted murder charges. some incredible video there. serial killer ted bundy was executed 22 years ago but his newly discovered blood is now offering new hope to cracking some very cold cases. a vial of bundy's blood was found in an evidence lab in florida and will be entered into the fbi's codis system today, stands for combined dna index
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system. sbreergts live doing that will hopefully help solve cases as far back as 1961. to explain how this works, we have with us today chris asplin, a dna expert and former federal prosecutor. chris, nice to see you again. i want to ask you first, why wasn't ted bundy's blood collected before he was actually executed? >> well, remember, when mr. bundy was executed, we didn't really have the idea -- really didn't have the poe tens that we do now for doing some of the dna testing that we are on some of these old cases so we are just really very fortunate that we have the ability to go back and rhett the throw actively look at some of these case and to put this dna into the database. >> you mentioned this database. the blood goes in and then how does it work? what does the system actually do? >> well, the system already contains hundreds of thousands of crime scene profiles. in other words, dna profiles that are taken from both current
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and very old case and so what will happen is mr. bundy's blood will be pro-filed it has already and that profile will be put into the database and then that will be run against, in a computer, it will be run against all of the profiles currently there that were developed from crime scenes, including crime scenes back when he was alive and when he was committing so many crimes. so you think we have a better shot at this now because of the improvements in dna technology than we might have had had all those years ago if we did have his blood? >> well, we do. because, for one thing, dna -- dna databases have really kind of enabled police to go back and look at old cases that were previously closed where they had no suspects and it has really given them an incentive to go back, open them up and look for biological evidence that might contain dna from the perpetrator. before we had dna databases, there really wasn't a value for police to do that. there was no reason to but now
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that we have this database, now there are cold case units cropping up not only on tv but really in reality all over the country. the other thing that technology has done is it has allowed us or enabled us to get dna profiles from even version very tiny biological samples that we couldn't have done before under the old technology. >> and when you talk about possibly finding a match, i mean, how good of a match might this? is this a perfect match or are there varying degrees of a match when it comes to dna in a cold case? >> sure. well, there can be varying degrees and it depends on the name chaurntd quality of the evidence from the crime scene. sometimes evidence is degraded and it's old and you may not have very much of it. but you can certainly get a level of confidence that would tell you whether or not mr. bundy most likely was, in fact, a killer and some may be exact matches but even if they are not, we can probably, like i said, get a level of confidence
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about whether or not mr. bundy was, in fact, a murderer or rapist in these cases. >> the california appeals court ruled you can't take dna samples from someone who has been abids are not convicted. how significant is that in trying to make these matches along the way of crimes? >> well, it's really significant. and here's y what mr. bundy's case or what this exercise shows us is the vast power of dna to identify perpetrators all over the country in very, very old cases and in cases where, as mr. bundy did, people change their identities all the time. mr. bundy was also, remember, when he was committing his crimes, he was fooling everybody. even the fbi profilers. they didn't suspect that mr. bundy was this good-looking guy who could act in a very socially appropriate manner. dna enables us to get past all that and one important thing about mr. bundy, he was arrested several times as juvenile.
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he was arrested. now the records have been expunge bud most people don't realize that he was arrested as a juvenile. think about t if they had taken dna and it was in the database, think how many women would be alive today. >> incredible. something to think b thank you for leaving us with that chris asplen great to have you on the show. thank you. a group of gop officials has personally delivered a message to texas governor rick per think week. kate baldwin will tell us what the message is, right after break are.
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time now for cnn political update. kate baldwin joining me from the political desk in washington with all the details. hi again, kate. david wu announcing last week he would resign but seen earlier this week still working what exactly is going on here? >> well, the house of representatives is officially less one member. oregon congressman david wu, his resignation was announced earlier, but becaming that you have morning went clerk on the house floor read his resignation letter amount house floor. wu serving his seventh term, i believe it is remind amid allegation and accusations that he had made unwanted sexual advances on a young woman. it was actually a daughter of one of wu's fund raisers. but wu had postponed his departure from congress because he said he -- until the house had voted officially on the final debt deal, he wanted to see that vote through. he has finally made that resignation official, the house has. and if you are keeping count at
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home, which i'm sure you are, the total number of house of representatives now stands at 432. as we have been seeing, that number can change quite a bit these days. anyway in other knew the race to the white house, new hampshire is call canning on texas governor rick perry. top officials -- a group of top officials from new hampshire visited the texas governor to invite him come to the first in the nation primary state and their message was really if you're gonna do it do it soon. as you know, rick perry, he has been considering a run for the white house but not made it official one way or the other and message from the same officials is there are many groups, representatives and activists in new hampshire that have yet to endorse a candidate. co-benefit from it but that opportunity suspect going throb forever. randi? >> good point. all right, kate bolduan, thank you very much. next update from the best political team on television is just an hour away. we are two hours away from the end of the workweek on wall street and it may just end on a high note, not for the week,
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surely, but at least for the day. after yesterday's 500-point bloodbath, blue chip stocks are trying to keep up a rally that started with a happy surprise from the lane front. check out this number, 1 7,000. that's how many jobs our struggling economy created in the moment of july and it is way more than expected. businesses actually hired more people than that, 154,000, but that's offset by 37,000 layoffs in government. most of those were caused by a temporary government shutdown in minnesota. the jobless rate is down, if you can call 9.1% down. it was 9.2% in june. we know more jobs were added in may than first reported. the july numbers were higher than both knows months combine what do investors make of this? we had a trim-digit bounce at the opening bell, than triple-digit slide, then the rally restarted, i hope you are keeping can up with all this. before we hear more from new york and beyond, i want you to
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heart president's take on the job numbers and the long road ahead. >> when congress gets back in september, i want to move quickly on things that will help the economy create jobs right now. extending the payroll tax credit to put $1,000 in the pocket of the afram worker, extending unemployment insurance to help people get back on their feet. putting construction workers back to work rebuilding america. >> alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange, poppy harlow at cnn money.com and jim in london. allison, let me start with you, are investors happy with the labor report or not or is that ancient history by now? >> i think it's kind of ancient history. what you're seeing is a stock market really reacting to each and every headline that comes out. we saw the dow rally 172 points when we got the good news on the
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jobs from the and then saw it tank when we got the unsubstantiate worries standard & poor's, big credit agencies may downgrade u.s. credit rating after closing bell. we cop conn actedsome and p, they have no comment. we saw another rally, up 103 points we heard the ecb, the equivalent of the fed, could step in and buy debt of italy and spain. now we are in rally mode and having whiplash. i brought in teddy weisberg, the president of seaport securities. what kind of day is this? we are really being swung back and forth? >> it is an absolutely crazy day, obviously. but it is an interesting day. and i find it -- you know, we have seen days -- i have been here almost 43 years, so i have seen days like this before and usually get this kind of action after you have had a major move in the market, either up or down in this case down. you know, after yesterday's 500-point drop and we had the rally this morning, based on the
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employment number, then they sold off, you know, and the market is obviously sitting on pins and needles here. >> let me ask you this, is the market satisfied right now with the jobs number to move the talk of a possible new recession or double-dip recession off the table? >> oh, absolutely not. one number isn't going to make a difference. we had disturbing numbers. the revision of the gdp number on friday was bearish t got lost in the embarrassing display of the debt ceiling talks, nevertheless, very disappointing. the actual gdp number also disappointing, the weak ism number, weak consumer sentiment number. no i think that -- i'm not suggesting we are going to a double-dip recession but one number suspect going to make a difference. >> so numbers keep going up and down and we will scene our eye on them. rappdy, back to you. >> alison, thank you very much. now poppy harlow in new york.
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we talk about the hiring and the jobless numbers. we say hiring is up, is that really true or just a little misleading? >> i think is a little misleading, ran day, i will tell you why you have got to look at the jobs report and dig deeper. you have got lock at something called labor participation that is how many workers are thought looking for work or in the workforce or how many counted as discouraged workers. if you look at those numbers, they actually fell in july to the lowest level since may of 1983. 63% labor participation. that is a very low number. you have to remember that 9.1% unemployment rate only includes people actively looking for work f they feel so discourage they had dropped out of that search for work, they are not included in unemployment. so, i always think the top line number is very misleading in these reports, ran kim. >> and corporations, they are still not hiring even though they are bringing in a lot of money, right? >> right.
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they are not. we just thought you should take a look at how much money big corporations are sitting on in this country right now, you are going to see it come up on the screen are. guess what, that is $1.5 trillion, that is how much about 4,000 big u.s. companies have on their books right now. to put that in perspective for folks that's equivalent to the gdp of the entire country of canada. you hear this rallying cry why respect these companies hiring? generally, it is not the big companies that do the most hiring but it is an especially bad situation now. look what the we are going to pull up on your screen, right? the two red lines going to see, those are small and medium-sized companies, with less than 500 worker, they have added 2 million jobs the last two years. the big companies, more than 500 workers, they have laid off 22,000 people net when you look at the entire spectrum over the last two years. the real concern here is why respect the big companies putting that money to work? it's because they are uncertain
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about the environment, rather sit in cash, randy, than put that money to work. so, there had is this rallying cry for them to hire but not seeing big corporations in the u.s. hire right now and until we see a major turnaround in private sector hiring, not going to get the jobs numbers we need to turn this thing around. you heard the trade ter new york stock exchange say one trader does not a market make and does not an economy make. good news on the job front but let's keep it in perspective, rappdy. >> we will do that. thank you. now jim bolden in london. jim, you look at the jobs report in the united states and markets overseas seem to be encouraged, at least for maybe a few minutes. what happened? >> they were for about 20 minutes, but of course, when they closed, the dow was down and we saw the nasdaq down. and european market he is didn't get the benefit from these rume theirs heard allison talking about a few minutes ago. the european markets down strongly for the week, down 10 and 13%, some would say is in correction territory. thursday's numbers were particularly bad and the numbers
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here are between say 1 1/2 and 3% and then overnight, of course in asia, they were still bearing the brunt of what we saw with that massive 500-point drop from the dow on thursday. they really suffered as well. but alison was talking about ecb buying italy bonds that is what is helping u.s. markets. right now, prime minister berlusconi in italy holding the unprecedented press conference on friday evening talking about structural reform, speeding up structural reforms, including possibly a balanced budget amendment for the italian economy, something we have heard people talk about in the u.s. they are trying to make some very swift moves right now to allow the ecb, the european central bank to buy the bonds ofity thely, put it a floor, a back stop, and that might be what the markets want to hear. we won't know how europe reacts, of course, until monday morning. >> yes, we will be on pins and needles all weekend as we wait forbowleden in london, thank you. an outrageous standoff cost
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4,000 government workers their paychecks and the government $30 million a day is suddenly over, just like that i'm talking about the faa funding fiasco that congress failed to take care of before members left for their august recess. a few members are still in town and today, they did this. >> mr. president, senator from virginia. >> mr. president, i asked unanimous consent that the senate proceed to consideration of calendar number 109 hr 2553, the bill be read a third time and passed, the motion to reconsider be laid important table with no intervenes action or debate and any statements related to bill be placed in the record at the appropriate place as if read. >> is there objection? hear nothing objection, so ordered. >> all right. you just saw the senate rubber stamping a house bill that fully funds the faa for a few more weeks. the furloughed workers can come back, airline construction projects can resume and the treasury once again collect taxes from airlines. the primary holdup was a house provision that would make it
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much harder for airline workers unionize there is also a house attempt to strip taxpayer subsidies for tiny airports that can't support air service on their own. the most glaring example of that is eli, nevada. nevada, i might point out, the state of harry reid. we pay $3700 for every passenger who flies into there and not many do, fewer than 500 a year in fact. the funding and labor fights are not now resolved, just postponed till september. neil bole land, an faa engineer hit in the gut by the inaction of congress, relived now but still hot under the collar and he will join us in about ten minutes to talk about this. all this bad economic news, up next, how to survive it. clark howard, one of the best in the biz, talking about how to live well but within your budget. he joins me live right after the break. r. let's say you need home and auto insurance.
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what's going on with the debt ceiling and the economy, how much do people pay attention to the fiscal health of the economy in worrying about and looking at their own finances? >> i think that's why the savings rate, the personal savings rate went with up this summer. people are saving more than they have been and i think it's 'cause people are hunkering down. they see disorder and chaos in washington and makes them unsettled in their up lives. the irony is that's actually a good thing. whatever it is that prompts us to rethink how we handle money, the more we save, mortgage security and power we build for ourselves. >> that is good. >> so, i kind of like washington disfunction. >> they help us function better? >> exactly. urge we hope at least. i want to get to some of your tips. people at home could find them useful. >> sure. >> one of them is bill collectors. when a bill collector is coming after you, get out your pen and send them a drop dead letter. a lot of the collection calls people are getting are for dealts that respect even theirs.
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you must respond. let's say a bill collector contacts you, under the law within five days, he or she has to send you a letter about the debt. you then in turn, send them a letter back, drop dead earthquake and if it is not your debt say this is not my debt, if you post anything on my credit about it i will sue you for and never contact me again. once you tell them that, they have to go away. >> that's it? >> doesn't mean they can't mess with your credit and then that's another battle, that's another chapter. >> okay. that's an interesting one. you also say in this one this is very close to my heart, 'cause i travel a lot, ditch the frequent flier miles card? >> yeah. >> that's -- i never leave home without t >> the redemption rate that people have with most of the airline frequent flier programs are so pitful that it's really fool's gold. see, i like gold, not fool's gold. my version of gold is get a cash-back reward card. cash-back reward card doesn't tell you what day of the week you can spend your money, doesn't tell you there is limited space available to spend your money, it's none of the
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gimmicks that the air lines play with their games, cash is king. >> all right t is harder to get a seat these days anyway with those miles. also in handling bad service i love this tip, one of the things you say is gripe online. i know you cite the one case, i will share it the united breaks guitar. >> so cool, canadian who wrote a ballard and united kept blowing him off and he puts that out there. >> we have a clip of tchit. >> great. ♪ united, some big help you are ♪ ♪ you broke, you should fix it ♪ you're liable, just admit it ♪ i should have flown with someone else or gone by car ♪ >> i love that. so, obviously not everybody can make a video. >> right. >> any guerilla tactic works, whether the old-fashioned days,
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i would tell someone if it is a local business and not behaving, go picket in front of business. today, we have electronic picketing, united breaks guitars was an example of electronic picket egg and also, dig through and find the names of third level executives at a big.can, never the ceo, never the coo, the next level down, try to figure out their e-mail address which you can usually do through press releases the company puts out and you e-mail that person. >> oh. >> yeah. >> that sounds nasty. >> it s but you want results. >> yes, of course. >> a lot of big companies spend their days figuring out how not toself you instead of to serve you, you got to reeducate them their job is to serve you. the title of the book "living large in lean times" what is the biggest tip would you like to offer? he where is maybe -- i'm sure a lot of people make a lot of mistakes when they live too large. >> right. >> what is your best tip? >> you know if you have been going along, going along, going along, attack your month his
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some of the, a lot of the momentum of our spending is monthly bills that we have could be for technology or who knows what and we pay them as they come in by rote. that's one of the places where you can pick up a lot of extra cash in your life, going through your phone bill, your cable bill, internet, cell phone, anything that just comes in and hits your wallet every single month, you go after those and you will make a difference in how much money you have each month. promise. >> wow. i could sit here and talk to you forever, i hope everybody was taking notes or at least pick up your book and get tips. >> or wait until it is in the library and read it for free. >> wow, you are nice to say that. clark howard, great having you on. >> thank you. >> clark can teach you very, very much, much more than you were even able to hear amount show, watch him seats and sun dates noon and 4 p.m. on our sister network hln. and this weekend, he starts a special four-part series, joplin, the road back, see him help tornado victims chart a financial course that will help
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them back on their feet. neil bow land is one of the thousands of faa workers furloughed by the politics on capitol hill. he is happy to be going back to work but he is not so happy congress. he will join us right after this. it's salonpas. this is the relief i've been looking for. salonpas has 2 powerful pain fighting ingredients that work for up to 12 hours. and my pharmacist told me it's the only otc pain patch approved for sale using the same rigorous clinical testing that's required for prescription pain medications. proven. powerful. safe. salonpas. helps defends against occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "probiotic." [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health.
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we mentioned that congress finally got their act together and agreed on stopgap funding for faa workers. the bickering on capitol hill cost 4,000 federal workers almost two weeks of pay but short changed the treasury of almost $300 million and knocked some 70,000 construction workers off their jobs across the
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country. neil bolin is an faa engineer and vice president of the engineers union, here with me now. we spoke just earlier this week when things with were a little rockier now, seems to be a deal in place, are you pleased? >> happy, go back to work this session leapt. so, yeah, i'm pleased, quite pleased. not terribly excited that it took two weeks of me on furloughing and congress did it, i think you posted there earlier, 27 seconds. >> all it toochblgt. >> -- all it took. >> 27 seconds. i was on pins and needles for two weeks. >> revisit this issue in six weeks. does that bother you? >> yeah, we are going to be about 4,000 faa employees i expect are going to be saving up about six weeks because we can't trust that they have finished. we are going to be -- we authorized for a nice long term and ready to go back to work and comfortable and improving the national airspace system. >> this certainly isn't the
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first time they have extended the funding. you have been through this already before. is it getting to old? >> 21st time in four and a half years. >> yeah. >> this is a little old but the first time we have actually spent time at home. >> oh. okay. >> the past four and a half years. every time, been just -- okay, we are reauthorized. >> what was your sense -- did you have immediate relief when you heard? >> oh, oh yeah, yeah. we were quite happy. we made chocolate chip cookies. was going to bring some in today, the boys making cookies but the dough didn't get in the oven. >> they ate it. i know you were considering looking for a job because you were worried about how you were going to take care of your family and their school uniforms or football uniforms and things like that. >> this is expensive stuff. yeah, we are much relived, get to go to work. >> you brought an e-mail from someone, a friend of yours, in response to this? >> wrote me an e-mail, said i don't mind the person sticking
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to their principles, meaning congress, but that only counts when it hurts themselves, not when it only hurts others. that's pretty honest, isn't it? >> sure is. so not real happy with washington, i take it? >> they stuck to their principles. and it hurt me. if you want to stick to your principles that's great don't hurt me about it. i just want to build radars. i just want to build control towers, put in runway lights, put in new automation systems in the control centers. i don't want to be involved in your politics, fellas. let me go do my business. >> you certainly got caught up in the politics, not by choice. but happy you will be going took work, you and about 4,000 others. >> yes. >> all those construction workers as well. neil bolin, thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> thank you. coming up, it's a bird, it's a plane, no, it is a cyberattack. how unmanned airplanes can be used to steal your personal information. the potentially disastrous hack job you want to know about, next.
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with the touch of a button this yellow, unmanned plane can steal all your personal information. now do we have your attention? all it has to do is fly over an area with free wifi and everyone using it could be at risk of being hacked. the scariest part, it's easy to make, real easy. the plane was built by security engineers as an ex-archle of a possible threat it is on display at the black hat security convention in las vegas. sandra endough joining us there from los angeles bureau with this. how exactly did they create this plane? >> you or anybody could be an unsuspecting victim in all of
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this as you mentioned two computer security experts put together this toy, yellow model plane with part these order online basically. and with the computer savvy they outfitted the plane to make it be able to break down fire walls, tap into wifi hotspots, as you mentioned and also take over cell phone tower signals. they did it for $6,000. they explain how it works. >> we can get close to the dark aet, be the strongest signal, a fight that the cellular tower can't win. and so thusly, we can capture that phone. you can do other things like jam the 3 g cellular frequencies, causing denial of service on the 3 g network. >> reporter: and so what they did is take this model plane, put computer data boards inside and all controlled by someone on the ground. so, those information systems on
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board the plane, well, they relay those signals down to whoever is controlling the plane, so, pretty simple tactics here, but these inventers haven't used it to steal anyone's information, don't worry about that yet, but that is the whole point it is so easy to make that anybody could do this from their home garage. >> very quickly, sandra i understand at the convention there is that running joke that there really is no way for you to protect against hacker bus got to be a way to protect your information right? >> reporter: let's hope, randi. expert says if you are going to do anything online, make sure it is a secured closed network so people like themselves, these people who are trying to find loophole notice cybersecurity system can't get into your information some if there's any worry, any concern, protect your information, they say, by using closed secured networks, and that is the only way to stay safe. randy? >> sandra endo in los angeles. thank you. coming up, how a spanking led to a shooting on a public
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better-than-expected news on the jobless front today. the u.s. economy added 117,000 jobs last month, slightly improving the up employment rate to 9.1%. numbers come a day after the the market plunged over 500 points. stocks got an early boost from the strong jobs report but the markets have fluctuated throughout the day. all five police officers charged in a deadly shooting on a new orleans bridge after hurricane katrina have been found guilty of deprivation of rights and civil rights violations. the decision came after three dives deliberations. the shooting left two people dead, four others wounded on the danziger bridge less than a week after 2005 storm. you hear about shootings in urban centers all the time, but it is rare when you can actually see one play out. take a look here, video from a septa bus camera in philadelphia shows us how frightened people were when two people showed up with automatic guns. philly.com reports this all started when a passenger on the
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bus scolded a mother for spanking her toddler who had been running up and down the aisles amount bus. the mother then made a phone call and gun men appeared. amazing. 13 shots were fired in all but no one was actually hit. six people are now facing attempted murder charges. two hours ago, nasa launched the juneau space probe to the solar system's largest planet that would be jupiter. the $1.1 billion spacecraft will travel 400 miles -- 400 million miles over the five years to give us unprecedented insight into how the solar system was formed. two arizona border patrol agents are in some hot water. they are accused of forcing four suspected drug smugglers to eat, yes, eat, marijuana, strip down to their underwear and then flee into the desert near the mexico border a federal grand jury in tucson indicted the agents on five counts of civil rights violations. according to the indictment you can the agents gave the bizarre orders and burned the suspects' clothing instead of arresting
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them. the border agents face a maximum of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. a government at war killing its own people. more bloodshed in syria with no end in sight. we will have a live report for you right after this.
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syrian government forces respect letting up in the violent crackdown on the city of hama. [ gunfire ] it is a city of some 80,000 people who basically took over in june but a heavy government assault with tanks, troops and snipers has killed scores of people. secretary of state hillary clinton says syrian president
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bashar al assad has lost rem jet massey as the country's leader because of had his violent crackdown. human rights groups say over 2,000 people have been killed since the protests first erupted in march. the government restricts for rip journalists from entering the country. cnn's arwa damon is joining us now from beirut, lebanon. you have been on the phone with residents of hama. what are they telling you? >> reporter: yeah randi, we were able to get through to some of them and we should also let everyone know that we are able to reach them via satellite phone. all communications have been cut off to hama since wednesday morning. these are individuals who at great risk to their own live are trying to venture out of their safe locations, get a signal and speak us to. they were telling us, and we could hear the gunfire on the phone at one point that this military offensive is still continuing in full force. the tanks are fanned out every where. there's snipers on roof tops there's a power shortage. there are severe, very serious food shortages, water is
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becoming scarce and of course, perhaps most critical of all, there is a shortage of medicine. the state of hospitals up clear. various reports that some of them have been taken over by the syrian military, others struggling to treat the wounded with power cuts. there is also a lack of medical staff. many appear to have fled the city and all of this is happening as in other parts of the country, we still see demonstrators taking to the streets, chanting their support for hama, but also continuing to chant for the down fall of the al assad regime, randi. >> is the protest against al assad growing stronger? >> it is really hard to determine that one has to remember that hama used to be, until this military crackdown, the scene of the largest friday demonstrations in syria. some people have gone so far to say hama had been liberated. now, we did see demonstrations today across the country but i have been speaking with some
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activists online, asking them about the numbers, what they were saying is people were trying to go out in full force built security presence was heavier than usual. also, they were pointing out that a lot of the demonstrations now, because it is the holy month of ramadan, take place at night. so they are just as determined as they have ever been to continue to put pressure on this regime and increasingly this looks like a regime that is going to try to militarily blast these demonstrators off the streets to keep itself in power. >> arwa damon, thank you for the update. yes, it was a bit of good news on the jobs from the today, but a whole lot of people are still looking for a job. if you are one of them, we are going to tell you who is hiring, next. but first, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer got through her ordeal with an invaluable support system. that support inspired her to found the pink daisy project to assist others in need. >> when i was diagnosed with breast cancer, my kids were really young and i was working full time. we were struggling. when you start adding hospital
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research in motion to, shed 2,000 jobs, cisco ex65 hunted jobs. further recovery it maybe stalling in the drug sector. boston scientific ket he getting rid of 14,000, merck, 14,000 by the year 2015. highly lucrative defense industriment is immune, lockheed martin 6500 jobs tloeches voluntary layoff because sector that could feel more pain because of that just agreed upon debt ceiling deal. borders closing its doors that means almost 11,000 people are going to be out of work but those working in the financial sector, those are among the hardest hit. we have seep goldman sachs getting rid of 1,000 people, maybe even more. credit suisse is getting rid of 2,000 globally. hsbc reducing its workforce by 25,000 employees around the world. challenger green and christmas, a consulting firm, says the financial sector announced maps to cut 21,000 more jobs so far this year than in 2010.
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a chief economist says it comes down to the bottom line and that's profits. >> what you're try dog is corporate america is trying to get itself to grow at high double digit rate but economy is stuck in slow gear. so the only way the corporate sector can grab a bigger share of the pie is if it starts to take away from somebody else, in particular, labor. and that's what it's doing. >> reporter: but there are some bright spots, we have seen google add about 2,000 jobs in the second quarter. railroad union pacific is rehiring positions it recently got rid of, 1500 new positions by the end of the year and health care still generate jobs, not as much before we have seen health care employment grow by 13,500 in june, according to the labor department, but that is the slowest pace since january. thankfully there is still job creation when it comes to small business a new report by adp says small and medium-sized business, businesses only up to 500 employees created 100,000
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jobs last month. compare that to the larger firms, 500 or more workers, which added only 9,000 jobs. so with an anemic employment picture like this it's not hard to see why the recovery is in need of a lifeline. >> sure is. a new law makes some friendships against the law. that's right, you heard me, friendships against the law. it is the topic of our string team. it's coming your way, next. at exxon and mobil, we engineer smart gasoline that works at the molecular level to help your engine
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a controversial new law in missouri makes it illegal for teachers to privately contact current or former students under 18 on social networking sites that's right. what some calling the facebook
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law but goes far beyond that one site includes text messaging, says teachers can not have a nonwork-related website that allows ac southwest a current or former student, intended to keep children safe from sexual misconduct but some argue it silences a valuable meeches communication and may even be unconstitutional. joining me now to talk about this on today's stream team, from connecticut, steve perry, cnn education reporter and principal of the capital preparatory school, from new york, pete dominick, host of stand up on sirius xm and from new jersey, paul callen, cnn legal contributor and criminal defense attorney. as a principal, steve, let me start with you, what do you think about this law? >> i think it is a law that just takes up a lot of time but doesn't necessarily do anything to positively impact wait education occurs. technology is a significant reason why education will improve and we need to embrace it and find the ways to do so. >> pete, what do you think? >> well, first of all this law
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comes from the same state senator who a few weeks back wanted to roll back child labor flaws their state but it's good see the state senators there are really focus old jobs. listen, this is definitely a first amendment issue and what it doesn't outlaw is talking to students privately, writing them note, calling them on the phone, text messaging, i think steve perry can tell you this is the way that kids often.times communicate these days and teachers should be able to communicate with them this way touch is not the medium it is the person, randy. >> steve, do you e-mail and text with your stud up the? >> all the time. around father's day i get 50 texts from kids saying happy father's dwharks ever it s a kid may ask me for a ride in the morning, the method they are going to use, they are going to text me. this is what we do how we communicate. this legislator completely misses the point. the reason why children are sexually molested is not because there's a text that they have access to or the internet, it's because people who have a
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sickness have take than sickness and used it against our children. that's not -- you can't legislate good decisions. >> paul, some have said this is unconstitutional. pete in fact, just said it right here on our -- during our discussion. can it be unconstitutional here? >> well, it may be unconstitutional in the way it's applied f it ultimately stifles and suppresses the right of free speech on behalf of the teachers, you could make a constitutional argument, but you know, i think the members of our panel are being overly harsh on these legislators. i mean, i understand what they have in mind here and i think, you know, we are in a transitional period with social media. back in the old days, teachers didn't have private communications with students. they didn't come to students' homes. >> not true. >> they didn't go into their bedrooms, which they can really do now through the internet. and i think parents are disturbed about this and looking for ways to put controls on it.
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now, this law may not be the way to do it, but i certainly underer stand the sentiment here that maybe these relationships belong in school and not between teachers and students in a private setting went kid rats home. >> let's talk about the old days and pete, i want to bring you in here again, no offense to your mom, but she was a teacher, i don't know if it was the old days technically, but your mom was a teacher. she communicated with kids. >> randi, how dare you say that my mom was a teacher in the old days. she is watching. listen, steve can tell you, i don't know what old days with all due respect this gentleman grew up in but we always were able to communicate, all of us, all of us, every viewer, communicated privately with their teacher one way or another. my mom would communicate on the phone with her students. my mom taught in the low-income area, these kids would come to our house for christmas, to the house for the weekends and have fun with us. this is great way for them to communicate and argue about whether or not that is appropriate. i don't know what old days, he
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is talk about i would ask steve perry. >> hold on let's let steve weigh in here. hold on. >> pete is dead right. one of the ways in which we get the most out of our children is to build a personal relationship with them. personal does not mean inappropriate. what are you folks thinking? simply because off personal relationship with a child doesn't mean you have an inappropriate relationship that is one of the ways we get children to be inspired. we look at the three rs, relationships, requiring and relevance when we talk about teaching. as pete said, his mom and any good teacher has great personal relationships that carry on through their life. many of us as educators are invited to weddings and whatever else is going on in these children's lives, those are personal relationships. i don't know what old days, what place this gentleman is talk about but here, what i see is that we want our teachers to engage children in a meaningful, appropriate way. it is not technology. >> let's give paul the final word here. paul? >> alls i -- i'm getting slammed here. and i have to tell you, i have a
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26-year-old daughter who is a teacher around we have an extensive discussion about this had in a -- in one of the major school districts here in new jersey and she was saying never under any circumstances would she friend a student on facebook that communications with the student has to be kept in a relatively public setting because -- not because of the good teachers but because you don't want to create situations where kid ries going to get hurt by the very, very rare teachers who are out there who are intent on hurting them. >> all right. >> and social media now gives opportune that's never existed in the past and i think that we have to find a way to be careful about this. i don't know that the missouri law is the answer, but the sentiment is right here. these kids have are to be protected and the parents have a right to know who's talking with their kids on the internet at night. >> all right. >> you got to protect the kids. >> okay. paul, steve, pete, i think you all got your point across.
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healthy discussion. thank you, guys have great weekend. the campaign trail is hot in iowa and new hampshire today. political ticker is next.
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time now for cnn political update. lisa desjardain joining me from washington. republicans flocking to the first two primary states. >> that's right, ran ditch think today great example how this campaign is a two battle state.
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we put a map up together of who is where today and no surprise, we have got a big cluster of candidates in iowa. let's talk about who is there we have michele bachmann, of course, born in iowa, rick santorum also there newt gingrich, he is in iowa and so is tim pawlenty. theme those four, they are hitting 14 different stops today. let's look at who is in new hampshire, other battle ground state we have in this primary. in new hampshire, we have today, john huntsman and, of course, mitt romney, former massachusetts governor there monday. what you see is really these two different sets of candidate, both trying to get ahead in one of these two states, lots of action today on the campaign trail for republicans. for democrats, their candidate, barack obama, also out in public today, talking about jobs are, which certainly will be the largest issue in this

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