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>> if the nfl canigure it yourkts know why the nba can't figure it out. >> reporter: one of the biggest concerns for workers here at staples center is if the nba labor dispute drags on, they may not be able to work the minimum number of hours required to qualify for health insurance. casey wian, cnn, los angeles. right now with randi kaye. randi? >> your job, paycheck and taxes, your future that is what is on the line. we don't have to tell you, but perhaps, washington needs a reminder, because the president and lawmakers are still bickering, haggling and playing political games over,fix the economy and create jobs. unfortunately, we are no closer to a solution or a resolution, for ma matter, today, than a day ago or months ago. think about it these are were just a few of the solutions on the table in president barack obama's jobs bill. you see them there pate roll tax cut, unemployment benefits, tax credits for businesses,
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protection against bias for unemployed job applicants. despite the president's hard line push to nas bill and tireless national campaign, obama's jobs plan essentially die ted hands of senate republicans tuesday on a key procedural vote. 60 votes were needed. clearly, the votes just weren't there. the president knew it was coming. he now has to rethink and regroup. the republicans don't exactly have a concrete alternative jobs bill to fix the problem. so the big question is what happens now? are we back to square one or do we call it plan b? whatever you want to call it let's talk about it with someone who knows a lot about it chief national correspondent and anchor, john king, joining us live now from washington. hi there, john. so the president, he says that he is prepared to break his jobs bill now into pieces in the hopes of getting parts of it throughsome that the answer here, do you think? >> it is the only answer because the house republicans have made clear it they wouldn't consider the big presidential pack arrange the big presidential package failed last night in the
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united states senate, the democrats there tried to change how they paid for it, a little different from the white house proposal, but it failed in the senate, a nonstarter in the house, the only way, randi to get anything done is to break it into piece and strike a comp prom my the biggest place to watch, of course, the house republicans. >> you talk about breaking into pieces, john what pieces do you think will survive here? >> the president's right when he says much of his proposal, sometime essays all of his proposal and that is not fair, of his proposal is based on ideas republicans are open in the past. they said they are open to tax cults to create jobs, a payroll tax cut, something in place, lowering payroll taxes for employees, perhaps lowering payroll taxes for eni blowers as well, companies hire people and keep them on the payroll a certain period of months they can get a tax break there things the president proposed that republicans tend to like. the president wants to he can send unemployment insurance, unemployment benefits, especially the long-term unemployed, some republicans don't like that enough republicans say they will do that if you find the money to pay it somewhere else, those
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things will get done, the question marks things the republicans call stimulus, too, the aid to states, keep firefighters and teachers on the payroll, republicans say no washington shouldn't be involved in that business infrastructure bank to build roads and brings, republicans are divided on that the leadership says probably not, yet there, can they come one some interesting new way to pay for t. >> a question some people are asking, if the president knew, acknowledged even before the senate vote that this wasn't going to go through, wasn't going to get the votes that he needed, why go ahead with this vote? >> it's probably a better question for laird reid and the senate than the obama white house but because we are in a political season, ran day, you see the presidential candidates running around the country can, the president himself running around the country. remember, every house seat and a lot of the senate seats are on the ballot next year, too all right of politics in play, 25 million americans unemployed or underemployed watching washington and saying what about me? why are you playing your political games? the democrats wanted that vote last night because they wanted republicans to vote against a bill that they will say well, you would choose to hurt the
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unemployed, could you would choose to fire a teacher than to raise taxes on the rich. the democrats in the senate wanted that political statement, even though they knew their bill had zero chance of passing. >> all right, john king, appreciate your time. thank you, nice to see you as well. >> good to see you. new details on the alleged terror not assassinate saudi arabia's ambassador to the u.s. this man, an iranian-american is in custody, accused of plotting to kill the u.s. ambassador on u.s. soil. a manhunt is under way for an accomplice and member of iran's revolutionary guard. u.s. diplomats are calling on allies around the world tone act sanctions on iran. congressman peter king calls the plot an act of war and says the u.s. should not dismiss the idea of military action. vice president bind says nothing has been taken off the table. blackberry users may have to dust off those laptops today a worldwide service outage has spread to the u.s., preventing users from checking their e-mails or surfing the web. the service outage started on monday with customers in the middle east, europe and africa, it spread to south america yesterday before hitting north
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america pretty hard this morning. the company says it is working to fix the problem. just hours ago, the nigerian man known as the underwear bomber surprised officials and spec be taters pleading guilty in a courtroom. umar farouk abdulmutallab was serving as his own attorney on charges he tried debt ton nate an explosive device on a flight to detroit two years ago. he said i am guilty of this by u.s. law but not the koran. sentencing will take place january 12th. many critics say the occupy wall street movement lacks focus but our next guest says these protesters have the right idea. rolling stone's matt taibbi right after break. but first, a 91-year-old california grandmother celebrated her birthday by bungee jumping for the seventh time t is a tradition that frances gabe started at the young age of 82 after beating colon cancer. gabe says is she plans to bungee jump again for her 92nd birthday. for that and the previous seven
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rolling stone editor matt taibbi wrote a fascinating a article how to make this more powerful. hi there, matt. it is a fascinating article, a great read, i recommend it to anyone watching right now, but you have been down to wall street, to the occupy wall street area several times. we can't see on it television is the move, can you capture that? how energized and angry are the protesters there? >> i think it is one thing the images on television can't really convey is this sense of excitement that there is at these protests, that they are part of something new that might be a game changer in terms of a new political movement. they really feel like they are going to create something, a new kind of society, and that's what's drawing all these people, you know, and growing their numbers on a day to day basis, a sense of newness and breaking new ground. >> you look at what the critics are saying, they are sake tying
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that the movement lacks focus and they picked the wrong target. you say they picked the right target and the right tactic what did you find? >> i was originally one of the critics, they first started the prote protests, i have been brig wall street corruption three or four years this was my life, this was a very personal thing for me. i went down there and found they didn't have space civic message or specific set of demand, at first, i didn't understand it but now i kind of see the logic to it a little bit. i think what they areal really focusing on now is growing the movement. they are appealing to a sort of widespread sense of anger and disappointment about the clogged up political process, the sense that they can't change anything, no matter how hard they try. and that there's an incredible amount of corruption built into wall street. and so this is growing the movement now, eventually, they will get around to having concrete demand bus right now, all of this activity is causing people to ask, what do these people want? nobody was asking that question
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a few months ago so they have already achieved something, in that sense. >> as you wrote in your article and as you have said this issue of how to combat wall street corruption has consumed my life for years now and it's harded for me not to see where occupy wall street could be better and more dangerous. matt, how much of what we are seeing in terms of our economy is because of corruption that you've been covering on wall street? >> i think it's not all of it, but an enormous part of it. if you look at just the 2008 crash, i think you could put 80 or 90% of that at the feet of corruption on wall street. there was a massive fraud scheme in the mortgage markets that essentially caused most of those enormous losses that resulted in gigantic taxpayer bailouts that every be should be upset b 3 or 4 million people in foreclosure, a lot of that is directly tied to bad practices on wall street. so, they have a lot to be angry about. >> i want to get to your solutions quickly here. i mean this is your way, you say, of possibly making wall street -- occupy wall street better and more dangerous. here's a couple of them there on
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the screen. the one that really stood up to me is pay for your own bailout and no public money for private lobby. that's another good one. do you think these are solutions that can actually be put into place here? >> yeah think some of these are very, very achievable and some of the protesters don't know how close they are to changing the economy fundamentally. this proposal to break up the two big too fail banks, there was a proposal in the senate for that last year that got 33 votes, so, they are 17 votes away from changing the entire economy and if there wasn't an overwhelming show of popular support and a force that might be a game-changing thing. the problem they have right now is at some point, they are going to have to reach out and reach those 3 or 4 million people in foreclosure, all those people who have lost their jobs or lost their pensions and all of that and right now, they haven't done that yet and they have to make that argument buying up with coherent, specific demands. >> reaching wall street but they have to reach the rest of the
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country. matt taibbi, fascinating article, as i said, in 'rolling stone." check it out if you have time and thank you for your time. >> thank you. as you power play put heat on china. it was a risky move for your wall the other the smart thing to do?
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in a rare showing of bipartisanship, congress passed a bill targeting china's undervalue currency which keeps ex-sport sports to the u.s. to china advantage. officials have warned of a trade war. >> this bill seriously violates world trade organization rules, harms bilateral economic and trade cooperation and does not solve to the economic and employment problems in the
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united states. it also counters the joint effort by china and the united states to promote global economic revival. it hurts others while not benefiting one's self t causes nothing but damage. >> peter mauricecy you the former economic direct director at the u.s. international trade commission join us now for today's undercovered story. explain why both democrats and republicans want to pass this bill. >> simply, every day china prints its kur rehn jie toy is buy dollars they keep thele value of the currency very cheap u.s. to importers, that makes those product opts shelf at walmart much less expensive than they should be if they were produced under normal circumstances and it essentially cost americans millions of jobs. >> so, take it one step further then for me, full, just expand on that what could this potentially mean for americans? >> it would mean slightly higher prices for chinese goods but also mean that a lot of jobs that have gone to china would come back so instead of having unemployment at 9%, we might
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have it at 7% that would to have a profound effect because it would put all kinds of people to work and raise everybody's wages in the process. >> so if you look at where people stand on, this the president hasn't backed it yet, house speaker john boehner is calling it dangerous. why is that then if this would within such a good thing? >> they say they are going to get in a trade war, nah restricts products, most popular prod doubles, buicks and we can't make them there and subsidizes domestic production in areas we are competitive fwhefrm a trade war already. china is throwing rocks, we are throwing words but a lot of american companies, big ones like general electric and caterpillar have moved over there and now they benefit from chinese protectionism and they don't want the game to end. so we have got a lot of american, large multinationals, very people that occupy wall street complaining about are making money off of this ditto
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the u.s. banks. >> so, joe lieberman is calling this a warning shot but do you think that this bill is more than sharks it really designed to do something here or is it a warning shot? >> it is more than a warning shot, designed to provide a remedy for u.s. industries that compete with chinese products that are hurt by this subsidy. and it is a remedy for the workers that could have jobs in those industries. >> why did it come to this? has the u.s. tried to deal with china on this before and tried get them to increase the value of their currency? >> we have been talking with china for the last ten years about this. and we simply have gotten no place. when we admitted china into the wto, we never anticipated they would manipulate their currency to the amount that they are. they spend over $500 billion a year, you know, buying u.s. dollars that's about 10% of their gdp. 40% of their exports it is one of the most obscene things, enormous abuse of wto rights,
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privileges and responsibilities. >> peter morici, thank you for your time. nice to see you. >> thank you. largest identity theft ring in u.s. history has been busted wide open. what was stolen, how did they do it? the d.a. from queens joins me live next. first, 11 years ago today, the "uss cole" was refuelling in a yemeni port when a small ship carrying explosives detonated, leaving a 40 by 40-foot gash in the side of the navy destroyer. the terrorist attack killed 17 crew members, injured 39 others it is considered one of the deadliest attacks on a u.s. naval ship and that is this shame in history. sond that she shut the door ♪ ♪ girl started blowing up their credit score ♪ ♪ she bought a pizza party for her whole dorm floor ♪ ♪ hundred pounds of makeup at the makeup store ♪ ♪ and a ticket down to spring break in mexico ♪ ♪ but her folks didn't know 'cause her folks didn't go ♪ ♪ to free-credit-score-dot-com hard times for daddy and mom. ♪ offer applies with enrollment in freecreditscore.com™.
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new york police say they have cracked the biggest identity theft ring they have ever seen, allegedly based in queens, it reportedly stretched to europe, the middle east and china. investigators describe an elaborate scheme involving what's called skimming, workers at places like restaurants or banks take your credit card information once they swipe it and then they illegally sell t thousands of people are said to be affected with $13 million in fraudulent purchases. queens d.a. richard brown joins us now with more on how they cracked this case. judge, nice to see you. this sounds like quite a case. how elaborate was this? >> in my 20 years as district attorney, i don't think i've seen anything quite like this. we have got 111 people who have been dialled in an extensive investigation that took well over a year and it's rather
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remarkable because of the kind of work these people were doing. what happens is they go and they steal your identity through restaurants and financial institutions and banks and the like and they manufacture their own credit cards and then they send out shoppers to buy high-end big ticket items and then in turn, they sell them to other groups and put them on the internet through e bay or other means and next thing you know, collect act money. >> a lot was spent on fancy hand bags and rented private jets and hotel rooms and all kinds of stuff. but you not only blame the alleged thief in this case, you also blame the credit card company. why is that? >> not that i blame them. frankly, they worked rather hard us two get to the bottom of this scheme, but they -- my concern
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is the fact that they spent too much money on marketing and not enough money on security. in europe, for example, they have smart cards that require an individual to put the a pin number in before the card is used and much more secure in europe than they are here in the united states. >> given what you've seen what is your advice, since we don't have the smart card and don't have the personal i had number that those cards require, what's your advice to people who live on plastic? >> you've got to be very, very careful with -- first of all, giving any information to nip ov -- anyone over the internet. i told my wife not to buy anything over the internet because of this type of problem. be mindful of the fact that identity theft is probably the
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fastest growing trial crime that any of us have ever seen. >> we appreciate your time and your hard work on the case, judge. thank you very much. >> our pleasure, randi. it is the most talked about thing that you probably didn't see. gop presidential contenders in a roundtable debate, the sizzle and fizzle, next in fair game. and for you political junkies, the cost of the 2008 presidential elections set a record. it was, in fact, more expensive than seven of the last eight elections combined. so today's question, what did it cost? 537 billion, 2.4 billion, 997 million? the answer right after the break. ♪ sent her back to college for her sophomore year ♪ ♪ co-signed her credit card -- "buy books, not beer!" ♪ but the second that she shut the door ♪ ♪ girl started blowing up their credit score ♪ ♪ she bought a pizza party for her whole dorm floor ♪ ♪ hundred pounds of makeup at the makeup store ♪ ♪ and a ticket down to spring break in mexico ♪ ♪ but her folks didn't know 'cause her folks didn't go ♪
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before the break, we asked how much you thought the last presidential election costs, more than 5 billion, less than a billion, somewhere in between, the answer 2.4 billion, the costliest ever, until maybe next year that first number, 5.3 billion was the total cost of the '08 election, house, senate and president. and we want to let you know
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that we are watching here the white house briefing room, waiting for jay carney, spokesman there to make some comments if the discussion turns toward iran and the alleged terror plot. we will bring that to you. we are monitoring that and keep an eye on it let you know. back to politics now, three gop candidates each had a mission in last night's bloomberg/"washington post" debate. mitt romney looked like a front-runner, rick perry tried to regain that front-runner status. herman cain proved his detractors wrong. how did they do? it is all fair game. talk about it with democratic strat gist maria car donna and doug high, both in our d.c. bureau today. welcome to you both. give me your first impressions, who looked and sounded like a nominee? maria, you first? >> definitely romney and throughout, i think it was the romney and cain show, most of the questions went to either one of them. the one how think fell off the wayside was governor perry. he looked like whenever he was answering a question, which didn't seem to be as oftenize think he would have liked or he
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should have, he always looked like avenues deer -- like a deer in the headlights or like a new kid in school who walked into the wrong classroom. i think it sealed into people's minds that he was not ready for prime time. >> hate this is a rare bipartisan moment but i agree with maria. this was a chance for perry to demonstrate he can drive a mess ability campaign is pushing on the web, effective in debates he hasn't been, instead, he was at the plate and didn't connect, something you can't do in october, just ask alex rodriguez. >> good point. romney care, the plan he put in place in massachusetts, let's listen to the exchange and i will ask you about it. >> governor romney, your chief economic adviser, glenn hubbard, how know well, he said that
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romney care was to obama care. >> we have less than 1% of our kids that are uninsured. you have 1 million kids uninsured in texas. >> how do you think romney did there, holding his own? >> well, i think that he answered the question just right enough he didn't get any comeback from perry which to me is just -- or anybody else, which to me is incredibly baffling if any of those candidate also done their opposition research the way that they should have they could keyed up the quotes from romney, as recently as '08, talking about how he would be happy if his -- if romney kay, the map he put in place in massachusetts were to be a model for something that the nation would take on. so, they clearly were not ready to push back on romney and believe me, a lot to push back on, not just on romney care but on every other issue which romney has been clearly on both sides on and he just did not
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have that push back from his opposition. >> doug, how do you think romney did with all those folks going at him? >> what was impress swivel me, what you said, all those folks going at him, not that he dealt with one question, he faced a barrage of questions and faced them all down and did so in such an impression fashion he is cemented as the perceived front runner going out of this debate to the next one in las vegas. >> another hot topic last night was herman cain's 999 tax plan. listen to this. >> i think it's a catchy phrase. in fact, i thought it was the price of a pizza when i first heard it. >> one thing i would say when you take the 999 plan and you turn it upside down, think the devil's in the details. it will replace the corporate income tax, the capital gain tax, the death tax and most important, the payroll tax. >> he was like a seams man out there. just trying to sell that plan of
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his. maria, do you think the others did pretty well poking holes in it or no? >> i don't think so the fact that we are talking about it now, randi and the fact that michele bachmann and john huntsman and several others said the words 999 to me proves that herman cain did exactly what he was out to do, which is push his message about it, make sure people were talking about it, make sure it gets covered in the media. whether it is a real plan i think still remains to be seen because i haven't seen any analysis of any real economists saying it would create jobs now, which is a big problem, but we are talking about it, from a messaging standpoint, i thank you huge thing for him. >> doug, did the message get across? >> it got across but he needs to be careful the simple message isn't then translate into what is seen a simplistic message. viewers in california remember last year, steve poizner had a 101010 plan that ended up going against him. herman cain needs two demonstrate two things, a plan to win and a path to win, if he
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can do that he will demonstrate that he is not just a flash in the pan. >> many thanks, maria cardona and doug high. that is fair game. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> remember the western republican the presidential debate next tuesday, october 18th, 8:00 eastern, you will only find it right here on cnn. ever hear of the irgc? it was founded to defend its country from threats. the state department says the group spores terrorism. can you guess where they are based? we will go there live in globe trekking. first, a lock at "money" magazine's top jobs in america. >> reporter: downward facing dog is on the rise. >> inhale, lifting up to your right. >> reporter: teaching yoga tops money's list of best wind down jobs for those reaching the final stretch of their career. job flexibility is a key factor. and the average salary for an experienced instructor is $62,000 a year, but as a bonus, you get a workout on the job. that's enough to make you say
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iranian-american is in custody. manhunt is under way for an accomplice, the alleged member of iran's revolutionary guard. u.s. diplomats are calling on allies around the world to enact sanctions around iran. reza sayah is in islamabad, pakistan what is iran saying about the alleged plot? >> ran dirk the past 24 house, we have seen a steady stream of mid to senior level iranian officials come out and vehemently deny these allegations made against iran by the u.s. justice department. we talked to the spokesperson for iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, he called it a children's story designed to distract the american public from domestic problems at home, like unemployment. earlier today, the spokesperson for iran's foreign minister had something to say about the allegations, here he is. >> translator: these stories show the political confusion and haplessness that exists in the
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united states of america. we view this behavior as signs of the demise of the american empire that had ambitions to dominate the world. of course, we will respond firmly to them and launch a protest against them based on our rights. >> reporter: interestingly enough, no word from iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad or iran's supreme leader, ayatollah khomeini about the allegations. iranian officials come out and denying the allegations are true. >> is there anything, reza, you can tell us about this unit, something i anything specific about the revolutionary guard that we should snow. >> reporter: a notorious group, a special unit within iran's revolutionary guard, probably the most elite military branch in iran, established back in the 1980s during the irvan/iraq war t is believe they had lead covert military operations outside of iran, but there is a
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couple of important things to note, that this is an unprecedented accusation against the quds force. never have they been linked by washington to an assassination plot on u.s. soil and if you look at their history, it's really not their m.o. f you look at the details of this alleged plot it is somewhat bizarre, somewhat drastic with the mexican drug cartel, a hit man, used car dealer and the question is if iranian leaders got together, the quds force leaders got together and decided to do this what would to they gain from an attack like this and many could easily argue they would have more to lose than to gain, first and foremost, retaliation by the u.s. government. and another thing to add if they want to go after u.s. and saudi target, certainly plenty of targets within their neighborhood in their backyard, so a a lot of unanswered questions with these allegations. >> so many questions still, reza sayah, thanks so much from
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pakistan. more than half of students are bullies, victims or both. anderson cooper sits down with some kids to get to the root of the problem. and now this he was call the with his pants down, thanks in part, to one of the former new york congressman anthony weiner's sexting partners. tracy nobody cheryl name and now she has written-a tell-all book dialled "i friended you." seriously, tracy, didn't you get enough attention when you outed weiner on national television? your 15 minutes are up.
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"ac 360" this week, you need to be. all this week, anderson cooper is taking an in-depth look at america's bullying crisis what more can we be doing to stop it and what can we do to stop kids from literally kill themselves because of it? here is one part of anderson's crucial investigation. >> reporter: wheatley school, one of the top-ranked high school notice nation, has a bullying problem. >> they calling it like gay, faggot, dumb ass, just all those names that can be hurtful. >> starts to build up, bad things start to happen, whether you start cutting yourself, you kill yourself, you develop, like, an eating disorder it is obsessive, it becomes obsessive. >> physically abuse me, mentally abuse me, i had thoughts of suicide in ninth grade. >> the seniors -- >> reporter: "360" teamed one robert farris and diane finley to investigate how severe the issue is at wheatley, why kids bully and how that knowledge could help end the problem. in this pilot study, more than
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700 students took a scientifically designed survey four separate times over the sell mers what happened we discovered was shocking. 56% of all student also engaged in aggressive behavior, been victimized by bullies or both. and the out of all incidents, more than 80% were never reported to an adult. perhaps even more alarming to parents, in this survey, 74% of students say they had don't think that telling their parents about an incident would be helpful. choose surprise you? >> no. >> doesn't surprise you? >> no. >> why? >> most people say that, you know, telling your parents, people -- parents most likely say just ignore t it's -- you can't ignore it. it will stick to you and you will think about at the end of the day. >> after you get bullied, you start to internalize it i think about my day over and over again what everybody said to me, you start to believe yourself. >> reporter: this is in a school district that takes the issue seriously, they have anti-bullying programs from kindergarten through 12th grade and awareness assemblies
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throughout the year. principal sean feeney. >> it breaks my heart when they keep that all inside and we are not aware of it so oh you know, our goal, of course is to try to reach all of our students. we are not always successful but we certainly will continue trying. >> reporter: the study showed that the main reason kids bully is to climb the social ladder, but in a key finding, the study found that most of the time, bullying doesn't work, kids who bully usually don't actually gain social status. >> we found that by and large, on average, the more aggressive you are, it doesn't have -- it doesn't have an effect on how likely tour climb the social ladder later on. >> reporter: and could be a break through educate this case bullying is not only destructive but why they bully is misguided and let that message spread. >> there's also the possibility that popstive behaviors can also spread through social networks and kids may be more likely to
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intervein in bullying situation it is they see their friends stepping in to stop things. >> reporter: getting kids to intervene is crucial and these are the students on the front lines of that fight. they were ranked not as bullies or victims but the ones who actually step in and try to stop t do y'all see bullying is a big problem? >> yeah. >> reporter: for andrew, it was his experience as a victim that makes him stand up to bullies. do you think the fact that you have been bullied when you were younger, you kind of know what it feels like and makes you more prone to intervene? >> definitely gets me angry when i see someone being picked on. >> reporter: what makes you angry? >> the kid didn't do anything to deserve the bullying so i just wanted to stop it, i didn't want to see something escalate. >> reporter: according to the research, students like these could be one of the dees stop bullying. >> these bystanders, they are the heart of the school social life. they have the numbers and they really hold the power to prevent this behavior because if it
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really is about jockeying for status, then it won't work if those kids, those bystanders, are actively disapproving of it or steppinging in to prevent it. >> anderson cooper, cnn, new york. >> it really is time for all of us to take a stand, you can watch "ac 360" all this week at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. eastern to learn more about america's bullying crisis. and now, we want to show you some pictures from florida. take a look at this. a small plane, apparent lay private plane, it looks like, has landed what we think on the florida turnpike. we have some video coming into us, this picture from our aphysical yacht wsvn. there is the plane, crashed right there on the turnpike, you can see what that white substance is, that's this foamy substance that is used to try to keep the plane from obviously burring into flames. traffic is backed up, firefighters are on the scene. they are trying to help. we are not sure if there's anybody still inside the plane or not but we will continue to watch that.
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once again, this is this private plane on the florida turnpike where it crashed. quite a scene there. just outside miami. every day on this show, we call out someone who, quite frankly, deserves it. today it is the nba players and owners. i mean, you guys are behaving like spoiled children. have you really shut down the nba san, at least temporarily, because you can't come to an agreement over,fairly divide your millions? right now, two weeks of the season lost, team owners say they will lose hundreds of millions, the players will lose more than $350 million for every month they don't play. both sides hope that those losses will teach the other side a lesson, but what you can't see is this, the person who isn't sitting on a pot of gold is learning the toughest lesson here, like concession stand owners, no season means no sales and the janitors who clean your locker rooms and the arenas that you play in, no season means no work, ticket takers, parking attendants, restaurant wait staff, have you forgot.those people while you sit this out
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pre-2000 numbers. the machine iced by the late dr. jack kevorkian to assist with the suicides is about to go for the highest bid. this contraption will be sold at auction at the end of the month. he sparked a polarizing debate over the right to die and was convicted over one patient's death and served eight years in prison. he died in june at the age of 83. harrisburg, pennsylvania, is filing for chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. 18 months ago they were bucking the trend and priding itself on jobs, particularly in construction. last december, harrisburg was declared financially distressed. the city mayor presented plans to address the problem but city council voted it down. the first two weeks of the
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nba season is over even before a game has begun. local businesses that depend on basketball are left hanging. >> reporter: the t beverly hills near staples center relies on customers going to their restaurant. >> staffing is going to get cut way back. everything will be get cut way back. we won't be buying as much, have as many people working nights and hours. it's going to hit a lot of people. >> reporter: restaurant workers making minimum wage plus tips, arena employees making $11 an hour. >> i understand all of the union talks and that they have to negotiate everything. there are people out there that actually need the money. >> my wife and i, we can't go on vacations. that's just things that we have to cut back on. i have to make sure i watch out for the bills that i have so i don't want to overspend myself right now. >> reporter: the loss is particularly hard for workers
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and businesses near staples center. home to two nba teams and the potential for 82 nights, plus playoffs in lost revenue. in atlanta, people are reeling from the relocation of the thrashers professional hockey team. now the nba hawks are gone until mid-november at least. >> there's going to be a decrease in business on what would have been home games. we usually get a nice pop. two hours before the game, depending on how they do. some after-game business also. >> you have the lakers in town, lebron in town, it becomes a whole-day affair. >> reporter: convention and concert business will help soften the blow but not for two unionized workers in california. >> we have billionaires disputing, in a dispute with ball players and what is happening across america, it's the working people that suffer the most. >> reporter: the ceo of this restaurant doesn't expect to
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deal until january. >> if the nfl can figure it out, i don't know why the nba can't figure it out. >> and casey wian is joining us now. it's not just about the workers. it's about so much more. >> reporter: absolutely, randi. you can see staples center. there are about 1,000 unionized employees. we're talking about 2,000 unionized employees. what they are concerned about is they need to work 1100 hours a year to qualify for health insurance. if this labor dispute goes on, they are worried they won't get enough to qualify. they will not only be losing income but their health insurance. over to my left, you can see restaurants. there are 17 of them. basically in the shadow of staples center. you can see that they are empty because i was only 11:00 in the morning. what the restaurants are worried about, this is what it's going to look like on too many game nights during the nba season if,
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in fact, that season is not somehow resuscitated that negotiations right now are stalled. randi? >> you can hope that the season gets going or they may have to look for other work. casey wian in los angeles, thank you. so new jersey voters approve of chris christie's decision to stay there as the governor and not run for president. paul, what do you know? >> randi, i guess chrisie's decision not to run for president has given him the highest approval rating as governor. one of the poll shows that eight out of ten voters say it was the right decision for him not to run for the white house. talking about the white house, the current occupant president, barack obama, you were just talking about basketball with
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casey wian and the president is using basketball analogy in his run for re-election. he said, i was mentioning to some of the basketball players that were here, this is like the second quarter, maybe the third. we still have a lot of work to do. i still want everybody to know, i'm a fourth quarter player so i don't miss my shots in the fourth quarter. >> back talk there from the president who right now is not doing so great but says don't count him out. randi? >> paul, let me ask you real quickly. chris christie, a lot of talks whirling around him that maybe he may go on the ticket as a vice president. what do you think? >> he looked pretty chum me next to romney but as of now he says no. anybody that would want me as running mate would have to be crazy. people say "no" and then they say yes. >> he's made a promise to new jersey. paul steinhauser.
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thank you. brooke baldwin will pick up from here. >> randi, thank you. hi, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin. rapid fire beginning in michigan. a stunning reversal of the underwear bomber pleading guilty just as the feds were launching his case against him. this is a guy who two years ago tried to blow up the airliner flying into detroit with hidden explosives hidden in his pants. and today did you get that text? maybe not. blackberry says that its outage spread today and most affecting text and internet access, not phone service. to texas now -- >> i could not for the life of me think that he would be capable of doing that. >> that is the estranged wife of this man here. we'll have much more on him in a moment. he's the iranian used cars salesman in the nexus of this
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case. eric holder issued a subpoena that covers communication about a botched plot. they doubt holder's denial of prior denial of the p controversy. the family of little family lisa irwin turns to a prominent investigator to try to find her. phil stanton is in kansas city with ed lavandera with some news. police scouring the bottom of a lake again today. they are looking for possibly dozens of bodies. the search continues for possible victims of a convicted sexual torturer who died in prison some years ago. david parker ray bragged about killing his victims in a converted trailer which by the way he referred to as the toy box. they believe he may have killed 40 people or more.
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>> we have a strong suspicion that he did kill some of them. again, we don't know how many. but we have witness reports that seem to indicate that he did some killings. >> i'm going to speak with that fbi agent that you saw on the cold case in this hour. this photo may disturb some of you here. this was the corps of michael jackson. the photo introduced to the trial of dr. conrad murray, the pop superstar weighed less than 140 pounds at death. his death ruled a homicide and murray charged with manslaughter. we'll have the later on the trial as well. and an anonymous bidder paid for the highest for european jews. the letter is typewritten and signed a einstein. more after this quick break. [ male announcer ] tom's discovering that living healthy can be fun.
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here is the big why. why would iran want to kill this man? this man you see right here. this is the saudi ambassador to washington. and why would they want him dead so badly that he would go in cahoots with this man, last known to live in corpus christi, texas. his name is manssor arbabsiar. his wife is saying, no way. >> he was in the wrong place at
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the wrong time. i cannot, for the life of my faith, think that he would be capable of doing that. >> we're going to talk big picture in just a moment. first, i'll talk to a former neighbor of this suspect joining me on the phone. eric, what a story for you in your neighborhood. let me begin with this. what kind of neighbor was this man, manssor arbabsiar? >> d did you have any contact with him? >> no, he stayed to himself. you would see him sometime outside talking on his cell phone and smoking. >> did you say facing the sidewalk or -- >> pacing. just wearing a hole in the sidewalk, back and forth, back and forth. >> how long in any given time would he be walking back and forth? >> i would always go in and out. it could have been 20 minutes, it would have been an hour. but it wasn't just a hello and good-bye conversation that he was having.
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>> strike you as odd? >> yeah, very odd. considering the language that i had never heard before, dialect that i was not familiar with. >> we heard another neighbor say that about the only time he had seen him, he was talking loudly on his cell phone. obviously you witnessed that. what more did you see? >> that's pretty much it. you know, he would come in the house and later in the evening he would go out, talk on the phone, and that's pretty much all you saw of him. >> was he ever speaking english? >> no, not on the phone. no. >> speaking spanish? >> no, it wasn't spanish. not at all. >> do you know what language it was? >> no , it was a dialect i didnt recognize at all. some form of arabic, i'm sure. there was a lot of harsh zil harsh syllables that i didn't understand.
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>> we just spoke to his ex-wife. did you ever have contact with his wife? >> no. there were times where you would say hi and she would wave back. that's all we knew of her as well. >> have you seen the feds in your neighborhood? are they talking to arbabsiar's wife and the two kids? >> yesterday we didn't see any law enforcement authorities there at all. all that were there were news cameras and reporters. no feds at all. i haven't been there -- i left pretty early for work this morning and i don't know what's going on there now. who knows. there might be some feds there now but as of yesterday we didn't see any at all. >> eric cano, thank you for what you can share. clearly the story is a real head scratcher and some are saying frankly it's hard to believe. but the u.s. is acting as if they caught tehran red-handed. >> i think when you see the case
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presented, there is going to be compelling evidence for assertion being made for multiple sources and the first thing we do is make sure that all of the world understand exactly what the iranians had in mind. it's an outrage that outlaws one of the fundamental that we deal on, the sanctity and safety of their diplomats. so this is really over the top. >> over the top. so if this allegation is true, then something strange is going on in iran, and potentially dangerous. because whenever you think of iran, this is not the type of thing that they have done in the past. a terror plot on the u.s. soil. the question that we continue to ask is why. let's go to mohammed. i know that the story broke on our watch yesterday. i'm going to ask you a question that i asked right about this time yesterday. the saudis, thus far, had been fairly receipt ti sent. have they reacted yet? what are they saying?
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>> brooke, a short while ago there was a statement released on the website. they condemned the alleged website and said that the king would continue its contact with authorities and concerned about this despicable plot and those behind it and calls on the international community to assume their responsibilities relating to these terrorists acts and the attempts to threaten the stability of the countries. the saudis are not exactly known for issuing statements rapidly but the fact that you have two statements of condemnation as well as from the prince in the kingdom shows us how seriously they are taking this, brooke. >> what about beyond words? any idea what the saudi response could be? obviously they are not happy with iran. >> absolutely. they are not happy with iran. gulf cooperation and councils in the region are not happy with iran about the alleged plot. i spoke with the former saudi
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ambassador to the u.s. and he said that he thinks that they are very angry and there might be a tendency to overreact but they shouldn't and at some point they are going to want to call for justice. nobody knows at this point what form this is going to take. that's the concern. how might this escalate the tension already there in saudi and iran where there is already so much volatility and chaos. brooke? >> let me ask you this, if these allegations are true, if iran would be targeting this top saudi official in washington, do they believe that they would target saudi arabia itself? >> well, saudi arabia and many other countries, arab countries here in this reason see iran as an exhibit ten initial threat, meddling in the affairs of arab
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countries. they have seen iran as a threat for quite some time and they are always afraid that iran is going to do something to stir up trouble. more recently in saudi arabia, you have seen protests happening in the eastern province. shiite comprise only 11% of saudi arabia, and it's a predominantly sunni country. a region where most of the oil is in saudi arabia, that the shiites would rise up and be inspired to do so by iranian-backed plots. the fact that there has been unrest in the province recently really only raises the fear level of saudi arabia about iran and clearly the fact that this alleged plot has come to light, it's only going to make them more fearful and point the finger towards iran and how much of a threat they are. >> mohammed jamjoom, thank you very much. a riot so bad that officials
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set up a morgue in a tent outside the prison. we'll talk to the law enforcement officials stationed outside of these prisons as these guys were crawling out of there. also, five officers arrested in al major drug trafficking case in alabama. we have details of the arrests straight ahead. and do you remember the murder of the mothers and their two young daughters, you may not believe how the defense has summed up their case. stay with us. the postal service is critical to our economy--
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dozens of inmates are injured in a riot. this happened yesterday at floon and lasted hours into the evening. still unclear what caused this. some of the inmates involved in critical condition as they are crawling out of there. multiple inmates taken by helicopter to the hospital. this is the new york fork correctional facility. they spent a huge chunk of time last night making sure that everyone was accounted for and the situation was severe. the situation so tense that state and county police, highway patrol officers were on stand by outside of this facility. beckham county officer was there and sheriff jay, have you ever seen anything like this before, a, and, b, what happened? >> well, good day, brooke. no, i haven't. and it was a little bit exciting
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there for a while and when we first arrived, the fighting that was taking place among the inmates in the yard and the staff trying to gain control, my initial thought was, we are going to be in for a long haul on this one. it was pretty frightening, actually. >> so when we saw some of the smoke from the glass in the doors, were they being smoked out and as we see them crawling as they try to round these inmates up? >> well, less than lethal ammunitions, probably oc spray or something like that or oc gas that they sprayed to try to help these -- gain compliance with the inmates. if you notice, when they come out of the rooms, they have stuff wrapped around their shirts and face. that's probably because they are burning. and they used a lot of less
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lethal conditions yesterday just to try to get compliance. >> just so i'm clear, none of them escaped. you rounded all of them up, yes? >> correct. there was no threat to the public. the initial response to the scene was absolute leet wonderful. we had a lot of agencies there and including, as you say, state agencies, state highway patrol, local police department responded in a very timely manner. there was no real threat to the public. >> so let me ask you this. we're talking about fighting. multiple parts of the prison, which lead me to want to ask, was this at all coordinated, premeditated, and there are reports of homeland being used. >> you're right. when we arrived, there was fighting pretty much all over the yard. this prison -- there is a lot of area in there. in different areas of the yard,
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it appears that it was probably orchestrated. however, that's not been confirmed. and also we really don't know what started it. we don't know if was racially motivated, gang motivated, or there was a report yesterday, something about the quality of the food. i can't confirm that and i haven't heard anything. it will probably be some time before they knee through the investigation. they have a lot of work to do in there. >> as you mentioned, multiple jurisdictions called in because of what happened, because of what we're looking at. is that common? what's your go-to plan when something like this happens? >> well, in a mass incident like, this where you're looking at 2400 inmates, our goal is -- our objective is, we are going to keep them there. cca is going to be doing their part in regaining control of the facility which they did a wonderful, wonderful job. i must commend them for how fast
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they got that done. as far as local officials, ems, law enforcement, our job is to make sure that that incident stays there and it doesn't become a threat to the public and we did that. there was no escapees and it was a pretty exciting time. >> exciting, not a good kind of exciting, but i'm glad to know that everyone is safe and accounted for. sheriff scott jay, thank you for calling in. i appreciate it. you know officers are supposed to be the crime fighters, right? but five officers were among 70 arrested in this corruption case. plus, the trial of a man accused of murdering a mother and her two daughters, just took a pretty stunning twist. >> deceiving you and said that my brother's actions had precipitated the events of july 23rd and then later on, donovan repeated it in their closing arguments and said they not only precipitated it but caused it
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a massive ror rupgs trial is rocking arkansas. it's dubbed operation delta blues. officers accused of taking bribes and looking the other way as shipments of cocaine, crack, marijuana moved across state lines on their watch. so these arrests, all part of a
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four-year investigation into corruption, drug trafficking and more arrests could be on the way. >> indicted today are no strangers to law enforcement. many have been charged in state court with some of the most serious class y felonies, including murder, yet they remain free today. as our investigation moves forward, we continue to find instances where these violent felonies were never completely prosecuted and some of the most serious charges were dropped. >> and cnn's george houseman is looking into this investigation. thank you for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> what have you learned? >> well, this is such a big case. i got off the phone with the helena police chief. five of his officers are indicted. that's a big deal. it's a small department, with 35
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officers. he's launching his own investigation to find out if more corruption is on the way. >> if you're doing something wrong, we are going to find out. i have to win back the honor and respect of this community. i came here on september 1st that i will provide them with what they are supposed to get. >> what is really impressive about this case, it's the scale of the case. 70 people who were arrested right now they are still looking for nine people. but a total of 61 have been arrested, are in custody. the other thing that is really an interesting fact about this case, they used 16 wire taps, 16 court authorized wire taps to get the job done. another thing about the case, it's how many officers were on the ground to get this done. we're talking 700 to 800 police officers, acts, members of the national guard looking for these people. and so many different jobs and roles. some were there to create choke points and others to make sure
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that city services continue. >> so given the fact that this was such a huge scale, seeing the numbers, were any other officers injured? >> you know, amazingly, one officer was shot. we've learned nonlife threatening injuries and is currently in the hospital but no other injuries that we've heard of at this point. >> so what is intersection. >> i just talked to the u.s. attorney handling the case and he says that this is only phase one. there could be a phase two and he anticipates there may be more arrests. i asked him if there were any other public officials and he's not sure at this point. he didn't say or specify but more arrests could be on the way. >> george howl, thank you very much. a case that shocked the country taking another disturbing twist today. we're talking about the connecticut case where the mother and two young daughters were left to die. the father escaped out of the basement. the second trial in this case is
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under way in new haven. this is the twist, defense lawyers for joshua komisarjevsky summed up their case this way. that things would have turned out very differently if the victims, the victims had acted differently. in other words, the defense says that the victims are to blame. the father, dr. william petit and sister had angry words to say while the cameras were facing them outside of the courtroom. >> i guess we were honestly a little peturbed with the defense's use of dr. petit getting out of the basement precipitated things, as if there had been no plan in place for hours prior to that. that perhaps if hayley petit had done something different, the what if scenarios were a little nauseating to listen to. >> i thought at first my ears were deceiving me when he said that my brother's actions had precipitated the events of july 23rd and then later on donovan repeated it in his closing
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argument and said they not only precipitated it but they caused it and then went on to say that hayley, had she gotten out of her room and climbed out of her window, the events wouldn't have taken place and if she can gone out of her room and into michaela's room, and gone out that window, the event wouldn't have happened. >> steven hayes was found guilty last year and sentenced to death. and with all of the news about steve jobs' and prostate cancer, the deadly disease and the connection with vitamin e. and new research released this afternoon about teenage boys and it has to do with condoms and sex and i'm just going to leave it at that. first, when hip-hop started in the late 1970s, it was a cultural movement , and at the time, corporate america ignored
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it. but not anymore. here is cnn's soledad o'brien. >> reporter: hip-hop has chang the nation. and in this new book, tanning of america, steve says he knows how it happened. >> what does "the tanning of america" mean? >> well the next generation of kids specifically see the world no longer through color or ethnicity. >> reporter: organizing campaigns with reebok and the popular slow began for mcdonald's. >> i look at the artist and music as the trojan horse for the culture and find ways to tap into the culture that hip-hop has created. >> reporter: but hip-hop was something that started from the streets. writer, nelson george, says the
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partnership with big business is watering down the art form. >> but what gets on the radio in most of america is not very content driven. it's more an enduesment to dance, then leading to inducement by a particular brand of alcohol or clothing or car. >> reporter: forbes music editor says many hip-hop artists make more on endorsements than their recorded music. >> again, we're speaking about the music. most of it is just silly. i that i hip-hop created a culture and i think that that culture was meant to be shared. >> reporter: you say that you can draw a direct line between hip-hop and pennsylvania avenue. >> that open voter was open to african-american president and i believe hip-hop was a main driver of that culture sharing and if using corporations helps spread that message, then that's what it takes.
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in medical news, teens are using condoms more than adults. researchers say they have been struck by the range of sexual activities people have reported. the black death, from the 14th century may be closer than you think. for the first time ever, scientists have reconstructed the gene for the current modern strain. >> and researchers set out to protect the benefits of vitamin e but found the opposite. the study said that ingesting high amounts of vitamin e, or found in your multivitamins, may increase a man's risk for prostate cancer. increase. by the way, i mentioned steve jobs a few minutes ago. steve jobs died of pancreatic
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cancer, not prostate. sorry for the error. and what the president is doing about china.
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okay. i'm going to bring chad myers in for this. this is out of miami. this is the northbound lanes of the florida turnpike. this little plane crash landed there. three people on board -- what more do we know, chad myers? >> well, it was out of teterboro and came up short about a mile. thl is the turnpike. both directions shut down as this plane came up short. sv leasing is the owner out of miami, florida. it appears to go back and forth quite a bit. it should it is way.
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but that plane didn't make it to the runway. >> oops. i guess for people on the afternoon looking at this plane thinking, what in the world is going on? >> and if the helicopter would pull out on to the left of there, the cars are trying to turn around and go the other direction. some cars can't get there. the backup is for miles. the only way to get around this is to go to the east of this, but the turnpike has those borders all the way up and down so you can't turn around. you can't get into the other lanes and the far side, that's the southbound lane. clearly that is closed due to the possibility of any fire. because this plane is still leaking fuel. >> that must be retardant that they are putting down. >> three people on the plane and are they okay? >> we saw no one got extricated but they were not in a hurry. now to this in. a move to save manufacturing jobs, china's under valued
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currency. this has made officials pretty angry and they are worried about a trade war. it's trending today. supporters of the senate bill say the chinese yuan is 20 to 30% lower than the dollar. let's do an example here. an american made t-shirt sells for $10 here in the u.s. a chinese-made t-shirt would sell for $7.50. that's a quarter of a percent cheaper, making it more difficult for the american made t-shirt to compete with that price. 25% cheaper. what did i say? the senate bill would force currencies low wrer than they would be and prevent the federal government from buying goods and services from these nations. and republican senator lindsay graham of south carolina sponsored the bill and said that he's proud of the senate to
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standing up to china's threats. >> last night i think it was good for the country. last night 63 senators voted to send not only a message to china that we're no longer going to tolerate your manipulation of currency but to give our own government tools to fight back in responsible form. this is good, solid legislation. >> i want to bring in forbes magazine bob lenser. good time to start a trade war with china? >> no, it's a very bad time, i'm afraid. in principle it's right but their currency is too cheap and they are exporting way more goods to us than we are to them. they are keeping their currency low for the purpose of building up their exports because at this very time their economy is weakening and also because they have kept their currency so low, it has contributed to inflation there. it has made their food and fuel more expensive, which is very
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dangerous for them. the problem is, that the start -- for us to pass this bill, where we put around excise tax on their exports, it would inflame them, the chinese who own a huge amount of american treasury securities and we need them for the time being to continue to invest in america, invest in our government securities, we cannot afford -- and also because not only for us, but the world economy is in a very fragile shape right now z speaking of the u.s., let me jump in. jobs and unemployment rate at still 9.1% and some people are arguing that the china's currency rate has resulted in a loss in the last decade. so might this be a good thing to save or even create american manufacturing jobs? >> well, i think we've sent our message. i think they know what our intent is. i doubt very much that president obama would sign such a bill.
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because it would create a lot of tensions and then the other nations that would think that since that would be -- we've done it once, we might do it to them, too. it would not be in the interest of free trade right now. i think we've got to get them to do this a different way. now, it's true, we've been trying. we've been talking it. we've been trying to put pressure on them and we've gotten know where right now they are in the cat bird seat more than we are but they are also in danger of their economy slowing down dramatically and suffering from a very great -- much higher rate of inflation than we've got. so they've got their own problems that are probably going to prevent them from doing this. but, yes, it would -- >> i was going to say, you're not the only person that would think this wouldn't pass the house and not be signed into law with president obama. so if we go with the doubts there, then why are we even
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talking about this? might this be simply symbolic? >> because we have been frustrated by them not doing anything and it sends a message, much harder than the treasury secretary talking to their people every time it goes to china, or when they come here. so, you know, we're trying to make our case and i think if they are missing a point that is, if they let their currency become higher valued, that would allow them to buy -- import their food and fuel at less cost and lower their rate of inflation, which is very dangerous for them right now. so they have an economic interest in doing this as well. we have to make the case that that is important to be done in a measured way starting now. but i don't think a bill is going to go through and i don't think even if it did, that the president would sign it right at this time because we have all of this debt outstanding. 40% of the people's china bank
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holdings of three trillion are american u.s. treasuries. we need them not to try to dump those treasuries. >> yeah. yeah. >> we need them to continue to help finance the deficit of the united states government. right now that's a higher priority. >> i hear you loud and clear, bob linzer, thank you you so much for coming on and talking about the bill that passed the senate. thank you so much, sir. now, you have to see this brand-new video. this is out of florida. this school bus driver caught on camera fighting with students. what started this altercation? that is coming up. also, a professional baseball player loses his grip while swinging at a ball. what came next? you have to see it to believe it. first, all this week, cnn money has been looking at the best jobs in america. we have the top five jobs if you want to save the world. so if you're in the market to do that, job number five, be a medical case manager. you have to have a background in counseling or nursing. interview patients, help them with paperwork and coordinate
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teacher. average pay, 50,000. i have to warn you, it gets a grade of d when it comes to stress levels. i'm sure a lot of you teachers can attest to that. shocking video out of florida where a school bus aide is caught on camera fighting a student. >> he didn't mean to do it. >> yes, he did. >> no, he didn't. okay. watch this. it was a close-up. polk county released this. this is a june incident. here it shows 70-year-old hattie jumping on a 14-year-old student. there she is in the middle row. a student threw a much smaller student over the seat and hitting branch in the face and chest. she retired to avoid being fired and now faces child abuse chargers. baseball fans, took one for
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a team during the third game of the american league championship series in detroit. take a look. josh hamilton is up. oh, loses his grip. where did the bat go? in the stands. he looks to be okay, right an unidentified fan hit in the head, rubbing it a little bit. no word on his condition but he was evaluated a little bit. watch it again. okay. going to play a couple different angles. into the -- ouch. that would hurt. this guy was evaluated by medical personnel and it must be a good sign because he stuck around to watch the rest of the game. i hope he got to keep the bat, right? do we know if he got to keep the bat. paul steinhauser is joining me now with news fresh from the political ticker. gop debate last night in new hampshire, who won, who lost? >> i have to say, brooke, that had to hurt. >> i know.
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i hope he got to keep the bat. >> i hope so, too. at the least. >> something. >> let's quickly go through it. mitt romney, right, we said he was going to be probably the center of af tension because he is now the front-runner of the national polls. he was. it's very telling when the candidates have a chance to question each other, four of them asked tough questions to romney and he seemed to have answers for just about everything. i don't think his front-runner status will be affected. herman cain, we talked about this yesterday. we thought he would be in the spotlight and get a lot of attention because he's been rising in the polls. he got a lot of attention and got slammed over his 999 tax plan but seemed to defend it pretty well. and texas governor, rick perry, he's been slipping. did he have a break-out performance? no, he did didn't. he didn't get a lot of attention. maybe that helps as well, brooke. >> paul steinhauser, thank you very much. in the meantime, new developments in the case of the
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10-month-old baby girl missing. new video has surfaced showing baby lisa's mom at a grocery store. also we spoke to the woman working the cash register. that is coming live out of kansas city in two minutes. of ga to help balance your colon. you had me at "probiotic." [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health.
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we have some new video in the case of the missing now 11-month-old missing girl in kansas city, missouri. the infant's mother is seen on this video buying baby supplies from the local market on the day that she went missing. deborah bradley is shown shopping in kansas city. this is 5 1/2 hours before
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putting the little girl to sleep. she's buying baby food, some wipes, and a box of wine. she puts her infant daughter to bed at 10:30 that night and says that was the last time she saw her. ed lavandera is the one who helped us obtain some of that video. what more are you learning about that? >> reporter: well, it's interesting. it was one of the first glimpses we've had into the hours before. we've had a rough time line of what happened more than a week ago in this neighborhood in kansas city. we've been focused around that 10:30 at nighttime last monday when police say they were told by the parents that deborah bradley had put her baby lisa to sleep that night. this is 5 1/2 hours or so before, assuming that is correct, and it's six minutes long. you can see deborah bradley, and another man walk into this grocery store, about a mile or so away from this neighborhood here. and they walk away and
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everything looks very calm. they walk into an i'll and buy some baby food and baby wipes over at another section of the store. they get a small box of wine, then come over to the checkout store and are in the store for all of six minutes. everything looks very calm. you can see her smiling. in fact, one of the last images thaw see is lisa and this man walking -- not lisa. i'm sorry. deborah and this man walking out of the store. and she seems to have a smile on her face. so everything appears very calm, brooke. >> and you also spoke with this clerk at this supermarket, correct? eddie. he was interviewed by the fbi. what did he or she say? >> reporter: well, this is interesting. we spoke with the woman who was checked out last monday afternoon. what is interesting for her is she has known this family for -- she's worked at the store for quite some time. she's seen deborah bradley and her husband jeremy and lisa
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irwin and the other kids. she got a call, a knock at her parent's door. fbi was wanting to talk to her. they found a receipt in the home and her name was on that receipt. listen to a little bit about what she told us a while ago. what kinds of questions when the fbi agents tracked you down, what kind of questions were they interested in? >> they pretty much asked me if she was depressed, if she seemed depressed, how she acted around the baby, you know, if she seemed stressed out, pretty much questions that, you know, would -- i would know, you know, because she would talk to me a lot, you know. >> reporter: and what did you tell them? >> she never looked depressed to me and always seemed to have a smile on her face when the kids were around. she had a smile on her face like
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she always does when she comes in here. she loves her kids to death. you know, i always ask her how the kids are doing, you know, she tells me they are great. so -- >> reporter: brooke, this is interesting because she had seen them several times with and without the children and one of the things that struck out to me in our conversation with rebecca is that she said deborah was pregnant with baby lisa and they had often talked about how happy they were, lisa and jeremy, to be having a baby girl. a little bit of a glimpse and snapshot. i know these people in a narrow point. i don't know if there is anything else going on in their lives but in the snapshot in the time that i see them in the store, and it's been a number of times, she told us, everything appeared to be very calm and normal in their lives. >> as you mentioned, a window, sort of what they were thinking, what they were like. but still no baby lisa. ed lavandera, thank you. domestic violence no longer
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