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of the cost of a small phone, never mind a computer. the question is this -- with such an inexpensive device, will it force other computer companies to start slashing their prices so that more and more people can have access to something like this. sara seidner, cnn, new delhi. >> that's pretty cool. if your choice didn't win, the lish links are on facebook.com/suzanne. hello, everyone. take a look at your paychecks, if you will. does it make you cringe? more than likely you are taking home less money than you used to. for many of us that is the reality according to a new study done btwo former census bureau officials. from the start of the recession they found the average income for families plunged nearly 10%. we're talking about the biggest drop in decades. in fact, the two former census bureau officials who did the study called this decline, "a significant reduction in the
american standard of living." their words, not mine. but when you break it down, the reality gets even more troubling. during the recession, the average income slipped by about 3%. but after the recession when the economy was supposed to be picking up, take a look. the average income dropped by nearly 7%, down to $49,909. incomes fell more after the recession ended than they did during the actual recession. as the senate begins debating president obama's jobs bill, perhaps this explains why so many people are angry. and also explains, in part, why occupy wall street has become a nationwide movement in its fourth week. the protests have now spread far beyond wall street to more than two dozen cities. like it or not, it is a voice the president, lawmakers and the gop presidential candidates can no longer ignore. >> i don't know where it's going to go but they need to go away, because in my opinion, they're focusing on the wrong thing. >> seems to me that their anger
should be directed at the white house. >> i, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying wall street and the other cities across the country. >> i didn't hear him say anything when the tea party was out demonstrating, actually spitting on members of congress right here in the capital. >> the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works. >> while republicans point the finger at obama, the president slammed the gop this weekend for going against his jobs bill which happens to include tax cuts that would increase your take-home pay. now as your pay goes down, nba owners and players are haggling over hundreds of millions of dollars. if there isn't a buzzer beater in labor talks today, the nba could cancel the first two weeks of the regular season. the big sticking point, their share of basketball-related income. the last collective bargaining
agreement had players getting 57%. owners 43%. the league now wants a 50% stake, at least. coming up shortly, veteran nba reporter david aldridge weighs in on whether negotiations are just a bit petty at this point. new fallout over operation fast and furious. house oversight and government reform committee chair darrel issa says he may issue subpoenas to the justice department to find out who knew what and when. the operation involved atf agents allowing and tracking illegal sales of guns that would likely end up in the hands of mexican drug cartel members. controversy over "fast and furious" erupted when weapons found at american and mexican murder scenes were traced back to that program. after treading water for 20 hours, a 4-year-old girl and three other people were rescued by the coast guard off the florida keys. but an 80-year-old woman drowned yesterday before rescue could reach her. the rescue were parts of a group of eight on a boat that sank
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games to be canceled. owners want a 50%-50% split but the players association is not budging. nba tv reporter david aldridge is monitoring this and joins me on the phone from new york. be honest -- with people these days trying to figure out how to put food on the table, you have millionaire basketball players an team owners also super wealthy arguing how to split billions in revenue and salaries. does it all seem a bit petty to you? >> randi, i'm sure it sounds petty to people who have been out of work for two years an don't know how they're going to pay their mortgage, but all of us who negotiate salaries, whether we do it ourselves or have agents, we all fight for that last dollar. so this is really no different. the numbers are certainly higher but the principle is the same. you've got one side that wants to save $1 billion in paying salaries and you have another side that doesn't want o give up
$1 billion in salaries so you can understand why they're fighting over it. having said that, i certainly understand why people out there in the mainstream don't care about that and can't seem to understand why people can't make a deal over $4 billion in revenue. it is certainly understandable. >> let's talk about some sticking points. nba commissioner says last season was not profitable for most of the 30 owners in the league. they lost as much as $300 million. the owners want this 50%-50% split. union of course wants 53%. average salary, $5 million for players, how far apart are they in terms of these talks? >> well, they are about 3% apart on the split of basketball. you have another aspect to it as well -- how do they spend that money. that's a totally different set of problems they are working through. but right now in terms of how much money they're going to split, they're about 3% apart and it certainly doesn't sound like a lot but each percentage
point is about $40 million. so they're about $120 million apart per year on the deal and the deal is going to be at least six or seven years. the owners actually wanted 10. if you do a 10-year deal and are $120 million apart per year, that's a lot of money. >> how likely do you think a deal might be? >> i wish i could say i'm really optimistic they'll knock something out here today. but as you know, the last mile in any negotiation is the hardest one because you've gone as far as you want to go. the problem is now somebody's going to have to go farther than they want to go to bridge this last gap and that's what's going to be difficult. both sides have parties that are pushing them to stand firm and not give anymore and so they're talking, which is better than not talking. but i'm not really optimistic they're going to have a break-through today. >> nba tv reporter david aldridge, thank you for your insight.
a few days after espn dropped hank williams jr.'s theme song from its monday night football broadcast, williams is fighting back. espn stopped using the song after the singer compared president obama to adolf hitler in a fox news interview. now williams has recorded a new song, blasting espn, fox news, and the obama administration. if your children are white and able-bodied, they are less likely to be suspended from school. doesn't sound very fair, does it? well, it's happening in america right now. we'll break down numbers for you. but first, here's a look at the stories you're watching on cnn.com.
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it is time for today's "undercovered story." it is one that you need to hear and we need to be reporting on much more. according to a new report to the national education policy center, schools disproportionately punish and discipline students of color and the disabled. yes, it is true. can you believe this stuff? today even for the same minor offenses, u.s. public schools are suspending black, disabled an hispanic students at much higher rates than their counterparts. the study's author is here from massachusetts and cnn contributor steve perry, joins us from conupon.
daniel, break down your report and tell us the most shocking findings to you. >> i think it's very important to understand we are talking about mostly minor offenses. so things like truancy, excessive tardiness, dress code violations, minor disruptions to the class, kids are being suspended right and left for these kinds of minor violations. over 3.25 million students every year are being suspended. when we look at middle schools, numbers get even worse and parents really need to know. for example, black male students, more than 1 out of every 4 black male students was suspended out of the school for these kinds of minor violations xwa compared to 10% of white male students. kids with disabilities are also being suspended in really large numb percent sometimes we are able to look at first-time offenders and compare those data. we have data from across the state of north carolina. they are for something like possessing a cell phone.
32% of the first-time offenders for black students suspended out of school, only about 14% if you're white. same thing with public display of affection. these kinds of minor violations we are seeing in large racial disparities. >> we have a cell phone, showing affection. steve, do you see this in your school? >> we don't have that great of a disparity. however, i have seen it in schools. what happens is there's an overcriminalization of the behavior of african-american, latino and some of the students who are special needs. the expectation is that what they're doing is worse than what other children are doing, even when it is the same thing. i also have seen at the primary school level, there's a whole focus on having the boys act -- i call over feminization of primary education. which is we expect the boys to act and react the same way that girls do and when they don't we think there's something wrong
with them. as a result many boys are being turned off to school as they are being suspended. >> daniel, why is this happening is the bigger question. who is to blame here? >> one of the things we need to get back to is using suspension as the last resort. one of the things that has happened over the last 20, 30 years is we are resorting to suspension for these minor offenses with a really high frequency. teachers also need to be trained better in classroom management. we also know from research that really it matters what the attitude of the principal is. the choice is not between chaos on one hand and suspending kids right and left on the other. other things that a well trained school leader with well trained teachers can do in between that keeps kids in school. it is so important because being suspended is one of the leading indicators of whether kids will eventually drop out and become incarcerated. >> steve, what do you think really the long-term effects might be on these students who are being so harshly treated?
>> well, i mean it is almost a direct line from a statistical perspective to prison, and/or dropping out and/or pregnancy orrer in omaladies often faced by people who don't do well in school. we as principals can do a better job. i don't know about sensitivity training. i think sometimes that's overstate offed. but as a principal i can identify teachers least effective and managing their classrooms and discipline them as o-popposed to the children i the classroom. >> thank you so much. we'll continue to watch this topic as our "undercovered" story. outrageous doesn't begin to describe this next story. people accused of domestic violence are being released from jail in kansas all because authorities can't decide who will prosecute the cases. find out why straight ahead. but first on october 10th, 1944, 800 children were murdered
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in crime and consequence today, we're going to focus on a maddening controversy in topeka, kansas. domestic violence suspects are going tree because after dispute between the county and city. richelle carey from our sister network hln joins me now. what is happening there? >> a fight over money. i know it is not surprising but it's pretty sad. it is pretty maddening. basically the city of topeka deals with 1,900 domestic violence cases a year. in the past few years the county has had an agreement where they help them prosecute these cases. the county has had 10% trimmed from their budget and they said we can't help you anymore with these cases. putting it right back in the lap of the city. the city says we can't afford this either. this is why you were helping us in the first place. that's how we get to this point. >> so how is it playing out? where are these guys? >> they're free.
i talked to the spokesperson for the city of topeka this morning. he says 18 domestic violence suspects have been set free since september 8th because nobody filed charges. not the city, not the county. i have to tell you, that's the most dangerous time for a battered woman when police come and make an arrest and that he's released. he's angry, he's upset. you are releasing these suspects who have had no consequences at all. none. >> you and i have reported on these cases, when they're put back out there they can do more harm than they've even done before because they're angrier. what are domestic violence groups say about all of this? >> they're furious. one woman, the first words out of her mouth were this is frightening. she says it sends a message that domestic violence is not a crime. it is dangerous for women. and if the point is to save money, domestic violence costs us all money.
$4.1 billion a year in health services. you'll pay one way or another. >> you have for re-arrest them if it comes down to that. so what's is the answer here? what's going to happen next? two sides negotiating? >> they say there are three choices. the city says we could just take the cases. they say we could pay the county to take the cases where or what they're dealing with tomorrow is the city is going to vote on whether or not to decriminalize the cases, meaning it would not be illegal on the books in the city of tee polka to commit domestic violence. they say effectively putting it back in the county's lap because they say there's no way that these kisses wouldn't eventually -- >> to decriminalize -- >> yes, that's the word i say. playing ping-pong with this cause basically. >> where does this leave battered women? >> i asked that question to the spokesperson for the city topeka. i said what is a woman supposed
to do? he says tell her to call us anyway. he says we will make an arrest and figure it out because he acknowledged, there is not a solution. >> just maddening, right? i know you cover these stories quite a bit. >> i'll cover the vote tomorrow as well. >> keep us posted. richelle carey, thank you. in a country founded on freedom of religion, should faith play a part in the highest office in the land? coming up mitt romney and mormonism. it is all "fair game." first we talk about straw polls all the time. two straw poll victories helped propel herman cain into the top tier of republican candidates. how did we get the term? that's coming up. this is coach . whose non-stop day starts with back pain... and a choice. take advil now and maybe up to four in a day. or choose aleve and two pills for a day free of pain. way to go, coach. ♪
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where the phrase "straw poll" comes from. it is derived from showing which way the win blows by tossing up a piece of straw. it was first popularized in 1824. but it can be traced back to the 17th century. in politics, almost anything is "fair game." religion certainly is. in 1960, one issue dogging john kennedy's campaign for president was his religion, catholicism. now mitt romney can't seem to escape the fact that he's a mormon and to be honest, religion also caused barack obama a problem for his campaign for the white house. >> southern baptist convention which is the largest protestant denomination in the world has officially labeled mormonism as a cults. i think mitt romney's a good moral man but i thurn those of us who are born-again followers
of christ should always prefer a competent christian to a competent non-christian. >> so who is hurt most by that comment? romney, perry, the gop? we're talking about it now. but should it be "fair game?" i'm going to ask my guests. christopher, i'm going to starts with you. let me ask you, why do you think this issue came up? is this a political ploy here? >> it is a political ploy. the pastor, we've seen this movie before and we know how it ends. the pastor in this case is kind of reminding me of pucks tonny phil. the republicans will do best by
distancing itself from this conversation. it further reinforces the notion that the republican party is insensitive. this is absolutely ridiculous. then he tries to walk it back by saying he's making a distinction between a theological cult and sociological cult? i'm a social scientist. distinction without a difference. >> all right. wow. ed, you told me what you think here. who gets hurt the most by this, do you think? >> it was only a matter of time before this came up. matter of fact, when we talked about saturd"saturday night li' debate parody a couple weeks ago, they brought this up an even said that they expected it to come out. like you mentioned in the lead up to the segment, we saw it in '08, and in 1960. some people say al smith lost the election in 1928 because of his religion. what this comes down to is, is the republican party big enough and diverse enough to accept people with differing views on religion? i think christopher's right. this is a tough issue.
we need people like the rnc chairman to come out and say we accept different views on religion and to get past this. in 2012 we should be past this issue. clearly right now we are not. we need to get there. >> christopher, if this was a tactical move by the perry campaign, could this come back to bite him, too? >> yeah. it can. it will. and it has. the fact of the matter is, there are no coincidences in politics. it is not coincidental that now with perry trailing and trailing badly, all of a sudden this issue comes up. and in fact, it has already backfired. we're spending so much time talking about this. we're not talking about job creation, which is what people care about. people really don't care about this. the fact of the matter is the people who are going to vote against romney because of the fact that he's a mormon, they're going to do that anyway. this does not appeal to a broader sense of the american
public and it certainly is not a winning issue in the general election campaign. so move on. get over it. >> that's a good point. christopher brings up a really good point about the general election. there are some numbers that i think are really important to note here. i put these up on twitter earlier today. when we think about mormon voters, most people just think about utah. maybe idaho. but utah borders four battleground states that have significant mormon populations. arizona has 400,000 mormons. nevada, 200,000. colorado, close to 150,000. new mexico, close to 100,000. these are all margins of victory beyond margins of victory in everyone of these battleground states. democratic party is a big-time party. we've succeeded with morm ons i these places. pastor jeffress aside, the
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standing by in cairo. ben, what is behind these violent protests exactly? >> reporter: this is really a combination of months of rising sectarian tension between the coptic christian minority. they make up 9% of the population, and the muslim majority. what happened was they were protesting right on this street below me against the burning of a church in upper egypt. now exactly how the clashes broke out is not all together clear. i spoke to many protesters today who said that as they approached this area, plain-clothed men started to throw rocks at them, attack them with sticks and machetes. the government has a somewhat different version. they're saying that some of the protesters had firearms, opened fire and killed several soldiers who were protect being the main television building just up the road. but what is beyond dispute is that sectarian tensions as a
result of these deaths are higher now than they have been for a very long time in egypt. randi? >> ben, with all the violence, is it even possible to get a count on how many people have died, and also is there any possibility that they're going to be able to cool the tensions at all there? >> reporter: well, the government is taking some steps but in this area they're imposing a 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. curfew. they've also said they're going to launch an investigation into what happened but they've done that before. in fact, there's something called the national justice committee that was formed after the last outbreak of sectarian violence in may, and several members of that committee have resigned in protest because they say the government has done so little to address this mounting problem of sectarian tensions. so there are efforts being made. and we see actual -- outside the hospital we were at today, we
saw muslim women coming to wipe the tears off the cheeks of women whose relatives had died in the clashes. but at a government state level, it is not altogether clear whether they have the wherewithal or the will. >> we thought after hosni mubarak was ousted the country was moving toward democracy. this had doesn't look like anything like democracy. >> reporter: we've seen this country become increasingly more stable. the economy has come to a screeching halt. very few tourists are coming here. the cairo stock market crashed almost 5%, then regained a bit of territory. but one of the main complaints is that the military council that took over after the fall of mubarak is simply ineffectual. they don't have the experience or the ability to run this very complicated country of nearly 90
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all this week, cnn is taking an in-depth look at bullying. what more can we be doing to stop it and what can we do to stop kids from killing themselves because of it? anderson cooper is devoting much of his show to that topic this week. he worked with a team of sociologists on a six-month pilot study looking on why bullying happens. what's so unique is anderson tracked down the bullies himselves. he shared what he learned about how bullies operate. >> well, looking at these questionnaires and we do this multiple times with this student body population in this school, to me what was most interesting is just how we think of it that there are bullies and that there are victims and we think they're different people. but what we learn is they're actually much more intermixed. somebody can be a bully but also
and victim depending on the day or the situation and that bully something really about what our sociologist robert faris calls social combat, about trying to move up or improve your position in a social hierarchy in a school. so it is about a kid trying to belittle somebody else below him, attack somebody, bully somebody below him to gain social status or to even somebody kind of slightly above him or perceived to be above him in the social order to try to bring that person down and elevate him or herself. >> you know, we've done so many stories on this. i know you've certainly done so many stories on this. we've seen students take their lives because they have been bullied, often too many times. did any of the students talk about that, talk about thoughts of suicide or thinking about hurting themselves because they were bullied? >> yeah. it's really kind of shocking. you really don't have to talk very long to a group of students before somebody says, you know what? yeah, i reached a point where i
was thinking about suicide, or i was cutting myself. we talk to a lot of young girls who had been cutters to try to relieve some of the emotions that they were feeling. but again, you do. you talk to a lot of kids and suicide is something that comes up an awful lot. i think a lot of adults really don't understand that a lot of times adults think, well, look, this is something that's always been around for generations but the pressure kids are under today and the relentlessness of the bullying -- because it is not -- the stereotype is being bullied on a playground in school and physical bullying, someone pushing you. this is not even physical bullying and it is not even just happening in schools. it is happening online and on social media and it is happening around the clock with these kids. >> did you talk to these kids about whether or not they told adults? is there a pattern there where they are afraid to report it? >> you know, whether it's fear or just not including the adults, but, yeah. overwhelmingly kids didn't tell
adults. it's actually pretty eye-opening when you look at numbers of how rarely kids talk to adults, whether it is their parents or counselors in the school or teachers or school administrators. when you talk to kids about why, a lot of times they feel it is just going to make their problem worse and the way administrators sometimes handle this does make the problem worse. so this is really about educating teachers, educating school administrators, guidance counselors and parents about how to deal with it properly. >> i know you focused on this one school in new york. but bullying, we know, is much more widespread than that. >> yeah. it's pretty much everywhere. this school that we focused on actually takes the problem very seriously. they have antibullying programs from kindergarten up through 12th grade but the principal is the first to admit, this is a problem even in our school. this is one of the top-rated schools in the entire united states. our sociologist did an earlier larger study at a southern
school with a much greater variety of people from different socioeconomic backgrounds and the results were almost identical. there are some kind of universal truths in terms of bullying being about social combat and about trying to improve your social position and about the -- that there's not just bullies and victims, that people can be bullies but also can be victimized. it is really time for us all to take a stand on this issue. all this week at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern, "anderson cooper 360" brings attention to america's bullying crisis. do not miss that special reporting. every day on this show we call out someone who we think deserves it. today it is the guy who's behaving at the "fry's.com golf opening. out of nowhere a guy rushing on to the green yelling tiger's name. he was not armed with a gun or anything dangerous. his weapon -- a hot dog, bun and
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taking a closer look at stories making had headlines across the country. a flash mob style robbery in d.c. caught on surveillance. you can see 19 young men push past a customer and go into a g raw store, the suspects helped themselves to thousands of dollars of merchandise. this happened in april. police are now releasing the video because of growing concerns over these group crimes. the d.r.e.a.m. act is now a reality in california. governor jerry brown signed the law over the weekend. it will provide state financial aid to students who are undocumented immigrants. in order to receive aid, they need to be on a path to citizenship. it's expected to help 2500 students when it goes into effect of january 2013.
the next chapter in the casey anthony saga. her civil trial. she was deposed over the weekend and video of that deposition could be released tomorrow or wednesday. so what did she have to say? frankly, not much. her attorney invoked her fifth amendment right against self-incrimination to almost every question. she did say she hasn't spoken to her parents since 2008 when she wases arrested. also that she's aware of the lawsuit filed by zenaida gonzal gonzalez. a jury found anthony not guilty of killing had her daughter kay lee. a former miss iceland who met james whitey bulger in california is reportedly 2 million bucks richer. the boston globe said she was paid for the tip that led to their june arrest.
their connection? a cat. both she and bulger's girlfriend took an interest in a stray in instant m santa monica. neighbors say they appeared to be a modest retired couple. he faces charges of murder. he and his girlfriend have pleaded not guilty to charges against them. now a lesson in nutrition. last year miss q ate what kids ate. lots of blog entries later, mrs. q is identifying herself. sarah wu joins us from chicago. i know you have a new book, "fed up with lunch." it just came out. what inspired you to take on this experiment and eat 162 school lunches? >> you know, i work in an elementary school in chicago, and one day i forgot my lunch
and so i just decided i would eat in the cafeteria. i really had rarely spent any time down there. so i went downstairs and i bought a lunch and i just really couldn't believe what i saw on the tray. that day it was a bagel dog, which was this weird doughy hot dog thing, and a side of tater tots as well as a fruit cup. i just looked at what was there and i really worry about my students because many of them do live in poverty and rely on the school for what could be their best meal of the day. >> so give us an example. is that really a typical meal? of all the meals you ate, was that the worse one, or did it get worse? >> there were some meals that were not as good. however, i did see improvements in the lunches as the year went on, which was encouraging. one of the ones that was also very bizarre was this strange
peanut butter and jelly sandwich that did not have any bread on it. it was graham crackers with an inch of peanut butter. and unfortunately it it had been, like, thawed because he had been frozen and thawed out. and the cracker just really crumbled. it was not pleasant. >> so your blog obviously has been a huge success, caught the attention of child health advocates in the country. what dow hope to do, change the menus at schools nationwide? >> yes. i really want to see parents getting involved and even teachers, kids and community members. and in the book i write, not only about my experience eating school lunch, including photos, i also have a lot of practical ideas for everybody who wants to pitch in and really make school a place for terrific health and
wellness. >> i think you're well on your way. nice to know your true identity, sarah. thanks for what you're doing. >> thank you. the focus of the 2012 political campaign turns to p new hampshire. the question is, will the mormon issue follow perry and romney there? had what do you think about the reigniting of this issue four years later? >> it's sort of deja vu, really replowing some old ground. for people who haven't been paying attention, reverend robert jeffress who is the dallas minister who introduced perishry last week and called mormonism a cult, evangelical voters ought to vote for rick perry. against that backdrop, tomorrow's debate in new hampshire is looming. the question is, how is rick perry going to answer questions like that. he's already said he doesn't think mormonism is a cult, but this still adds just a little
bit of drama because new hampshire is such an important state, especially with independent voters. romney, you know, seems to be basically handling it fairly well, backing off, if you will, and so on. perry basically needs to dust off his campaign and get back on track. strong showing on this issue and others might just help him a lot. >> joe, is it too soon to call this rick perry's jeremiah wright moment, or do you not think it will get that serious? >> i think so. i t's quite a moment. it's clear reverend jeffress is a supporter of perry just by his words but says he's only an acquaintance of the texas governor. the problem of perry is that fear of getting into a jeremiah wright problem president obama had. mr. obama was really haunted by the words of jeremiah wright, which were pretty much out of the mainstream, if you will. people tried to tie it to the president, and he had to figure out how to get out of it. now, you know, you also have to
say, i think, that evangelicals, generally, said they would be about a third less likely, if you will to vote for a mormon. that number pretty much has struck around from the last time voters were asked about that, and that was when with mitt romney was running for president in 2007. >> joe johns, i know you'll continue to follow that, thank you very much. that will do it for me today. time now for "cnn newsroom" with brooke baldwin. hello. let's get you caught up on what's happening this hour. egypt, at least 25 people are dead over the weekend, egyptian security forces are fighting christian protesters in the city streets. the situation still unfolding right now. we're going to take you live to kai error with ben wedeman in a matter of moments. meantime, stocks are on a roll right now. the dow in the plus 272, very positive, territory on this monday afternoon. one reason things are looking
up? investors are glad to see that european leaders now have a plan to solve the you're row zone debt crisis by the end of the month. a new poll shows what many americans think about the occupy wall street protests. 51% of those polled said they have heard of the occupy wall street movement while 49% said they haven't 27% of those who haefrd of it said they agree with their positions while 19% do not. gas prices down just 25 cents in the past month, according to the lundberg survey. a gallon now averaging about $3.42. that is still higher than last year, when gases was below 3 bucks. heads-up for all you scribers to netflix. they say it will not split its dvd rentals from its streaming business and won't rename its
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started. coming up, blood spills as violence erupts in the streets of cairo. christians battling police and now egypt's prime minister says a hidden group is behind all of this chaos. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. clubs storms and swords. >> a very violent situation. >> in just minutes we'll go live to ben wedeman in cairo. the desperate hunt for a missing 10-month-old takes a huge turn. why investigators are looking at the family's home to get inside the mind of a possible kidnapper. plus, hundreds of american guns in in the hands of drug cartels. how? the u.s. government essentially gave them. >> who authorized it and why. >> new warnings of subpoenas in the fast and furious kand al. the baby at that time was profusely sweating.
police in missouri are testing out the story of the parents of this missing baby girl. authorities tried to reenact a possible abduction at her kansas city home. keep if mind it it's just been about a week since the parents of 10-month-old lisa irwin say they last saw her sleeping in had her crib. they told police she was kidnapped. police went back to the home over the weekend. i want to bring in ed lavandera live from kansas city.
talk me through the sort of recreation of what the parents are calling this abduction. how did it go? >> reporter: well, just to get everybody up to speed if you haven't been following this story over the course of the last week, essentially when the father of 10-month-old lisa irwin came home late monday night, early tuesday morning, about 4:00 a.m. after working an overnight shift, he discovered that his 10-month-old baby daughter was not in the crib where her mother had put her to sleep hours before. the initial story that came out, the window on the right edge of the house was found to be perhaps open and the lights were on in the house. so the initial kind of response and the initial word and information from police was perhaps someone had gone in through that window and made their way into abduct the 10-month-old baby girl. yesterday authorities were out here, investigators, we saw them kind of recreating that scene, what it would have taken for someone to climb through that. as we're watching them, it
wasn't an easy task. at some point one officer was helping another officer climb through the window, the wind cloe slammed down. so it was definitely loud, tedious. take from that what you will. authorities are clear they haven't pointed to the p suspecsuspec parents as suspects but they say every option, every scenario is on the table they're looking at. they're saying that because, brooke, at this point they don't have any leads, no idea where this baby girl might be and they have no idea what might have happened to her. so everything is on the table. obviously that includes taking a very hard, close look at the parents as well. >> speaking of the parents, though, and given as you sort of detailed the difficulty in some of these police officers trying to recreate what could have been this abduction through this window, have police at all reacted to that level of difficulty, a, and, b, what about the parents cooperating? according to reports they weren't exactly cooperating over the weekend. >> reporter: you know, it's interesting brooke because a lot of this takes place on this very
public street as officers were doing that. when you press them to get details of what exactly they're doing it for, what they're taking away from it, it's really hard to get investigators to kind of explain what their ideas and motivations are behind what they're doing. of course all thf is overshadowed by what you mentioned, these parents who last thursday according to police stopped talking to investigators in the crucial days of the disappearance of their baby daughter. all of that being put aside, saturday night police officers said the parents resumed talking to investigators, met saturday night and sunday as well. so we presume they're cooperating. the level to what they're cooperating they're not really being specific. we asked if they had lawyers present during these conversations, police won't say. but all of that continues and you can hear and sense the frustration and the fear in aloft the investigators that are
working on this case. we are now approaching a week that this baby girl has been missing. obviously the more time passes the more desperate the situation becomes. >> ed, i watch that video of this sort of recreation of this abduction, and we saw -- we understand that the window actually fell onto the officer's legs who was being hoisted up through the window at some point. does that at all make police a little bit more suspicious of i guess the voracity of the parents' story? >> reporter: i don't want to get into the oaffficers' heads. you obviously saw them struggling. they haven't said, but you saw them struggling getting in through the window. if you're playing arm chair detective, take away what you will. could one person have done that by themselves. those are probably the same questions the investigators are putting out there as they try to figure out what happened. >> let's ask an expert.
ed lavandera, thank you. for more on the case of 10-month-old missing lisa, let's go to fbi assistant director, former, and cnn contributor tom fuentes. let's begin where we left off with ed lavandera. you see this one guy trying to shove another up to the level of this window and then at one point the window slams down. according to mom and dad at the time, dad was at work, working overnight, mom was asleep. does that raise eyebrows for you with regard to their story? >> hi, brooke. you think in a way the reenactment doesn't help one way or another. it shows it's not impossibility they could have taken the baby out the window. as long as it's possible, especially if two people were doing it, one person could hand the baby to the other one, it could happen. all they're doing in terms of that aspect of the investigation is trying to see if they can rule it out. you know, the parents are saying
that the front door was left unlocked, the window was left unlocked. the people could have taken the baby out the door or window. they just wanted to explore, is it possible? could it have been done? even though difficult, it looks like it could have been done. >> what about the process in and of itself of reenacting a possible crime? is that fairly typical for law enforce the? >> it could be in most cases if you want to rule out something. if you want to say, no, it's not possible or the person would have to be so small or agile it's not likely, that's a fairly regular size window, not three stories off the ground or something where it would be a tremendous act to go out that window. so i think they just wanted to see, is it possible? in this case it appears to be possible so it doesn't help them rule it in or out. >> also according to reports, some folks who have seen the inside of the house, apparently the intruder would have had to come through the window, through a kitchen, through a doorway and into the nursery to grab little
lisa. can you read anything into that? >> no. it could happen. the claim that the doors were left unlocked means that someone could go into the house that way. if you recall the polly klaas cases in california, almost 20 years ago, complete stranger came along, found a door unlocked, came in and abducted polly klaas. it's not impossible. unfortunately, the police can't rule in or out the suspects at this point. anybody who knew the child or knew the house or familiar is going to have to be looked at. that includes the parents, relatives, friends, co-workers, handymen that may work in the neighborhood. but it also could have been a stranger if the door is unlocked. it's just a very difficult circumstance. we know in the past week they've searched a landfill in the area twice and followed hub eed hund tips all over the country. it's something they'll have to keep pursuing until they find a
more solid lead in this case. >> you talked about strangers versus people familiar with the home, perhaps familiar with lisa. according to history or sta ti s statist statistics, what is more likely in a child abduction case? >> unfortunately it's usually someone that is known or knows of the child, not necessarily friend or family, but somebody who knows -- obviously this is not your typical burglary where somebody is going in to remove property or money. and taking a baby with them. another unusual aspect is the reporting that the family's three cell phones were also removed. there are parts of this story that may not seem plausible and they just have to look at everything. >> if you are an investigator, tom fuentes, on the ground, what are you looking at? what questions are you asking here? >> all the questions i'm sure they're asking. every possible circumstance of the parents, the relationship to the baby, was it a wanted or
unwanted child? has there ever been a history of abuse of the child? do neighbors know of anything unusual concerning their parenting habits with the child? just anybody that knew the family, other workers, what they've said about their family, publicly or how they're raising their children. there's just so many question that's have to be asked. and unfortunately it's difficult because the police may appear to be mean and abusive, but these are questions they have to ask of the family, of the relatives, of everyone that may have known that child. >> they want to find that little girl safely. tom fuentes, we'll be following it with you. thank you, sir. still ahead, witnesses say police tanks are running over protestors in the streets of egypt. christian protestors, situation unfoldtiing right now. ben wedeman is standing by for us live. back home, republicans now threaten to subpoena members of the obama administration over that fast and furious scandal. the operation that sent american
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one of our other top stories we're following for you today, fighting and bloodshed in the streets of cairo, egypt. it this weekend saw the deadliest clashes since the revolution that pushed out president hosni mubarak out of office. we want to go to ben wedeman. ben, i may ask you to pause through our q & a just to be
able to hear what's happening behind you. first, set up the story for us. who is fighting whom and why? >> reporter: well, what happened was on sunday evening on this road just behind me, several hundred protestors christians as well as some muslims came to protest against the burning in southern egypt last week of a christian church. now, what happened afterwards is not altogether clear. some of the protestors said that they were -- they had stones thrown at them, that they were attacked by people in civilian clothing, using sticks and machetes. the army, the government, is saying that, in fact, some of the protestors fired using weapon with es on the army itself. we know at least 25 people were killed, the vast majority of them coptic christians. it had has raised a lot of tension here in cairo. the government in this area has imposed a curfew from 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. what i have behind my is a crowd
of people chanting "islamia." these people are obviously unhappy with the assertiveness of the christian community and egypt. and this is reflective of the tensions. in fact, just a few minutes ago a rock came flying through this window into our office. >> goodness. having flash bookbacks of talking to you for a different reason many months ago. i do want to ask about the apartmenty, excusing what thier calling a had hidden hand, ben, guiding those protests. what are they implying there? >> reporter: what they're implying is there's some sort of foreign agenda at work. this is very reminiscent of what we heard during the find days of the mubarak regime when they accused foreign agents of fomenting the uprising against the pretsident.
that's what was worrying because it sparked the attack against foreign journalists in the revolution. brooke? >> is this wave of violence at all connected to the political upheaval that i know you covered so much of many months ago? >> reporter: it's very much connected to it. what we have here is, following the fall of the old regime, the military took over. and what's clear is that the military has not satisfied many of the demands of the people behind the revolution. they want free elections. they want an end to the emergency law. they want civilians to no longer be put on trial in military courts. and they feel that the military government simply is incapable of maintaining law and order in this country. brooke? >> ben wedeman for us in cairo. ben, my thanks so you. still ahead, did attorney general eric holder lie to congress? some lawmakers are looking into that over this whole secret gun
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quote, i feel absolutely wonderful. prince harry spotted in san diego. people say they saw him at a pub with some friends, you know, ordering up a little beer and burgers. he said no to any pictures. others reportedly spotted the prince watching a rugby game at a hotel rooftop. the prince is in california for military training. it's called fast and furious, this secret operation that put hundreds of american weapons in the hands of drug cartels. and somehow someone in the obama administration signed off on it. >> he was overseeing an organization that let 2,000 weapons walk. >> so when did attorney general eric holder know about this, and now he could soon face big, big legal trouble. how holder is defending himself against all these ak gaigs zati -- accusations that his team is an accessory to murder. gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon.
this was the plan-- federal firearms agents would turn a blind eye, let hundreds of guns be smuggled from arizona into mexico. then they'd follow the smuggled weapons up the chain to the deadliest mexican drug thugs. that was the plan, and these are some of the weapons. these have been recovered, but the feds lost track of many, many others. guns by the hundreds and two were found at the scene of this man's murder, this was federal border agent brian terry killed on duty in arizona. so that, in a nutshell, is operation fast and furious. here's what's happening right now. attorney general eric holder stands accused of trying to cover up this big-time federal blunder, accused by a powerful house republican who says he's about to issue subpoenas. want you to listen to him. >> he was overseeing an organization that let 2,000 weapons walk, knew they were letting it walk and concealed that not just from congress but also from the ambassador in
mexico, the mexican people and so on. that's what we're asking questions about. >> so we're all going to start hearing a lot about this this week. i want to start this conversation this monday here with jim cavanaugh, former agent in charge of the federal bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms. jim, congressman issa, who we just heard from, said this whole idea, quoting him, was felony stupid. his words. does that sound about right to you? >> right. well, the failure of this case, brooke, is really the scale of it. it just went too big, fast and furious. it went too fast and it was too furious. it's too big. the scale of the gun trafficking case cannot reach that far. it needed to be stopped i think in the chirman's letter that he issued today, even says so. he talks about a few hundred guns were known to the agents, yet they let it continue. i think the chairman and even senator grassley realize there
has to be some level of proof for the agent and the prosecutors to do something. so they have good teams of investigators that rooted that out. but you can't keep letting it go. >> but, jim, what could have been gained that would equal the risk of letting all these guns, as they say, walk and then let it be traced back. had what's the gain? >> there really was no logical gain. i think they were trying to catch the king of the cartel, and that's a mistake. cartels' main business is narcotics trafficking. everything else they do is a sideline, murder, corruption, gun traffic. all of that is sideline to their main business, distribution of drugs for the purpose of money. who is going to take down the drug cartels is the dea, mexican police. it won't be at dp. they tried to reach too high in the chain. they should have cut it off. >> what do you mean by that, by "cut it off"? >> well, when they had a certain
level of probable cause, when they knew some of these traffickers had purchased a certain number of guns, they should have stopped it, got warrants, and arrested them. they should have also -- a big failure in the case is to not work from the beginning with the atf agents assigned in mexico city. whenever you run an international case, you're going to work with the atf agents assigned in mexico city or another foreign country, and the authorities in that country. that wasn't done. that was a failure. if they had done that earlier on -- and the chairman said this himself -- and cut it off earlier, i think they could have had a gun traffic case that was viable. but they let it go too long, cut out atf agents in mexico and the mexican police trying to reach ever higher to catch the king of the cartel. a bad goal, really. >> but, jim, if you're hatching an operation as huge as this one, operation fast and furious, certainly you would cover your bases, right? >> that's right. that's right. there's a lot of failures there. >> but what about tracking the weapons?
how did they not track the weapons all the way through? how did that fall apart? >> it's going to fall apart because if you don't clue in the atf agent onz the mexican side and clue in the mexican authorities that can do some border checks and stops and surveillances, you're not going to be able to track all these weapons. so it's just not possible to stop all the weapons going to mexico, and it's not possible to track 2,500 guns in a case like this. so it shouldn't have happened from the get-go. >> one other question i had is attorney general holder told congress he didn't know about fast and furious until as late as last may. congressman issa questions that, the when. how high up for such an operation would authorization of something like this have to go, come from? >> well, i can tell you that a case like this would be known at the level of the deputy attorney general, which is the number two in the department, who's basically the chief operating officer. he would know about the case, the highlights of the case. he wouldn't be directing the
tactics necessarily, but he would have pretty gr knowledge of a case of this magnitude crossing the border. so it would get it that high. think the congress knows that already. what the fight is going to be now is, you know, what did attorney general eric holder noe? it willing the watergate question, what did he know and when did he know it? that's where the chairman is fighting with them. of course the chairman and senator want to take it out on the white house as well. >> jim cavanaugh, i have a feeling we'll be talking about this again, sir. thank you so much. good to see you. still ahead -- he worked for president obama as a diplomat. now as jon huntsman looks to take the president's job, the former governor is laying out his own foreign policy plans. find out whattish issue he say most important. also this -- ♪ the familiar sound from bieber to pink, no music star seems to be off limits. pop-up video is back along with its snarky way of showing off
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video is back. ♪ pop-up video >> reporter: debuting in 1996, pop-up video offers nuggets of trivia and behind-the-scenes information on top of music videos. it was an instant hit, now with ten years' worth of videos to pop, its craters have a lot to work with. >> there's plenty to mine. we haven't hit o-town, haven't hit every "american idol" contestant, winner, loser, the time is now. >> reporter: slotted for 60 new episodes, pop-up video had has mined fresh new videos from amy winehouse to coldplay. when word got out, music industry types were lining up. >> everybody wants to be on this show, even though they may take a few hits, everybody knows it's like being on "saturday night live" or a guest on "south park" or "the simpsons." >> reporter: the landscape has changed a lot since pop-up video went off the air.
facebook, twitter, we almost live in a pop-up world. with information on demand, audiences' attention span is not the same, and pop-up plans to play to that. >> i think we're in a age where hopefully this is more of a jumping off point where we tell a story on top of a popular video and then we throw it out to the community and the community pops it themselves. >> reporter: christine romans, cnn, new york. >> also, viewers are now able to p pop their own videos on vh1's web site. apparently if your versions are good nuf, we're told they may even make it on air. someone who i'm sure is overjoyed by pop-up video being back and look forward to the shakira pop-up video, wolf blitzer. >> not just shakira, but i like them all. >> i know. shall we talk politics? >> let's talk about what's happening in new hampshire now. there's a new poll out in new
hampshire, jon huntman who i'm going to be speaking to live in "the situation room" later, let's go through what he's dog. he's speaking out on national security foreign policy. mitt romney still ahead, herman cain now at 20% according to this new harvard institute of politics poll, the same in p new hampshire, ron paul, newt gingrich, jon huntsman, perry, only 4% among the republican voters in new hampshire. mitt romney basically set p up shop in new hampshire, almost living there. he's from massachusetts right next door. the big story here is herman cain in another poll doing really, really well. let me play a clip of what jon huntsman had to say on national security foreign policy, attacking president obama's record. >> the world needs american
leaderlead lead leadership now more than ever. yet we are struggling to provide it. president obama's policies have weakened america, and thus diminished america's presence on the global stage. we must correct our course. >> i was a little surprised to hear those tough words attacking president obama's foreign policy, given the fact jon huntsman was america's top diplomat in china, asked to be there by president obama, served for the first couple years of the obama administration in china, now going on the attack against president obama's national security record. we'll have a chance to go through all of that and a lot more, including what he thinks about this uproar that's developed over the past few days about some evangelical christians not believing that mormons are really christians. as you know, jon huntsman had himself, like mitt romney, is a mormon. a lot coming up at 4:00 p.m.
eastern right after you here on cnn. >> because when i move, you move, according to you. >> when with you move, i move. wasn't there a song along those lines? >> i think so. i believe it was ludicrous. you're pretty hip, sir. california will soon ban miners from tanning salon. this new rule is sparking quite the debate. elizabeth cohen with what you need to know, next. progresso... i love your new loaded potato with bacon. that's what we like to hear. where was i? oh right... our rich & hearty soups.. people love the thick cut carrots... we do too! where was i? progresso. right, our new rich & heart soups... [ ring, ring ] progresso... switch our phone service? [ ring, ring ] [ ring, ring ] ...no, i think we're pretty happy with our phones. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. see? he's taking his vitamins. new one a day vitacraves plus omega-3 dha
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the music video for the first single off of that album. we found out how that time away from one another is actually the fuel for their music and their sound. once they actually get together, they make music no one will stop. ♪ >> hey, i'm dave navarro, on set here in los angeles, california, doing the video for jane's addiction new single "irresistible force." ♪ if you want to pan over, you can see there's the stage right there where they're shooting right now, mr. perkins, our illustrious drummer is inside pretending to play drums with magic. >> i'm steven perkins. brought a clear drum set which is exciting so you can see the gorgeous body and outphet
through the drum. >> this is actually a bracelet, i bet. i'm perry ferrell, i'm the lead singer. we haven't had an official record in eight years, since 2003. i'm pulling out the woman's trick, making them want and need and desire. ♪ >> if we're not getting along, don't stay together just because we're getting paid for it. when we like each other, the music sounds better and it feels better to cash those checks, when you're doing it with friends, you know? >> one guy is just a ball of sunshine. that's steven. then dave is a black hole sometimes, you know, like places where he goes. and me, i'm just kind of like a ping-pong ball out in the cosmos, man. >> awesome fist fights? >> no. people keep asking about that. that was done in like '91. that was a long time ago.
i don't even have any recollection of that. >> maybe that was the problem. >> contributed to the problem. ♪ >> socially we've never really hung out, although these days i'm inviting guys to things that i do just because i love them and i kind of feel like, why shouldn't i invite them? you know what i mean? >> to me the irresistible force is what pulls me, dave and perry together. ever since i was 13 i've been playing with navarro. i met perry when i was 17. no matter how much we stop and try to get away from each other, it's the magnet that pulls us closer. >> davie, i love you. >> i love you, too. thanks for the invite. is that for sunday night? >> i don't know. >> because i will get in later than you. >> we've gotten back together so many times over the years that we don't break up anymore. we just go on five-year
hiatuses. >> jane's addiction. they're back. remember we love music here. we feature a band each and every monday. you can watch all my music monday interviews, go to my blog, tell me what you love, who you're listening to and who you think should appear each monday on music monday. he is one of america's most notorious mobsters. in fact, jack nicholson once played him in prison. now that whitey bulger is in prison, we're leading to who th tipster. also, whether minors are allowed to fake-bake. one state just banned them. elizabeth cohen with what you need to know, next.
young people under the age of 18 from january on will be legally banned from going to indoor tanning salons or using any type of ultraviolet uv tanning device in the state of california. this is the first time any state has cracked down that hard on the fake tan industry. elizabeth cohen is here. i tell you what, earlier today, this whole pod this got us into quite a little discussion and on twitter as well. explain. so the governor of california says he's doing this for a very good reason. >> right. he says because he knows that
science shows that if you start using tanning beds at a young age, it's far worse than if you start off as an adult. i think this number says it all. what they found is that if you start using a tanning bed before age 30 you increase your cancer risk by 75%. >> wow! >> so that is quite a bit. >> so how is this enforced? if you are, say, 17 and want to go tan, you have to show an i.d. and they just say, thanks but no thanks? >> they're supposed to say, sorry, we can't take you. they can offer to give you a spray-tan instead. you go into a room and they'll spray you with a tan. so those places can still make money off of you. but if they break the law and they do give you -- let that child in there, that teenager, they can have a financial penalty. the kid wouldn't be arrested. >> it's a financial penalty. >> yes. i guess eventually it could become something more than that, but in the beginning a financial penalty. >> so it's the tanning salon ultimately liable and not the
kid. >> correct. but it's interesting, in other places like in howard county, maryland, what they found is salons were pretty compliant because there's something else they can offer the tanner. they can offer to spray the tanner so they will still make money off the customer. >> i know, look, i've told my skin cancer story, total transparency. i've never fake-baked in my life. there are some who can say, at 18 i can go to war, i can vote, can't i give a tan? just giving that side of the -- you can smoke. >> the government has a public health obligation to protect people. so in the same way you're not supposed to smoke or whatever, you're not supposed to go out and bake yourself. it's not just that person who's increasing their risk of cancer, we all end up paying for it because we all pay premiums into our insurance. all of us end p up paying for those people who put themselves into these machines and toast themselves. >> so this is california being the first state. who knows what could happen. >> historically, what california
does everyone else often tends to fall in line. if not everyone, many other states tend to fall in line. >> interesting. just because this is sort of near and dear to my heart -- guys, let me's throw up the picture. my whole team sported band-aids when i was rocking a band-aid all week after getting the procedure. read my blog. we all have different stories with the sun. i have a love/hate relationship. the idea of getting into a uv tanning bed doesn't float my boat. >> dog it to yourself on purpose i don't get. but 30 million americans use them. >> all right, elizabeth cohen, thanks very much. this one might surprise you. if you think of the typical school yard bully as sort of a bumbling boorish yout cast, you may need to think of that again. we've found the bullies are often the cool kids. here is anderson cooper today
"in tdepth." >> they're calling him like gay, dumbass. >> i get comments like, you're a slut, you're fat, you're disgusting. >> like a lot of schools in america, the wheatley school has a bullying problem. >> they physically abused me, mentally abused me, emotionally abused me. and i admit i had thoughts of suicides in ninth grade. >> reporter: more than 700 students in wheatley were asked specific questions about aggress in their school. like did a student at your school pick on you or do something mean to them? did you pick on someone or do something mean? the results were eye-opening. a key finding? bullies, what researchers called aggressors, are often also victims. do you think somebody is an aggressor and somebody is a victim, or do you think it crosses over? >> everyone is a bully and everyone is a victim. >> reporter: everyone is a bully. >> like you've bullied, i've bullied. whether you know it or not, you've bullied someone.
>> reporter: the study also shows why kids bully. sociologist robert ferris calls it social combat, using aggressive, bullying behavior to climb the social ladder. >> it's pretty much a race to the top. by getting to the top, you view yourself, i'm one of the important people of your school. that's the reason bullying occurs. >> reporter: the study found the higher they get, the more aggressive and victimized they become. 56% of wheatley students surveyed said they were involved in either aggression, victimization or both. more than 80%s of incidents were never reported to adults. this is in a school district that takes the issue seriously. they have antibullying programs kindergarten through 12th grade and awareness assemblies throughout the year. principal sean feeny. >> it breaks my heart when they keep that all inside and we're not aware of it. so our goal of course is to try to reach all of our students. >> anderson