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>> facial hair. >> facial hair is the tip of the iceberg. >> that's our final word. let's get to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello beginning right now. good morning. >> i'm glad you didn't explain that further. >> done. we're just stopping. >> yeah. good morning, soledad. good morning to all of you. i'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in the "newsroom." school shooting shocker. dramatic new video this morning on what happened at a small religious college in california. the alleged gunman was upset at the school to dismissing him. wild about the wildcats. kentucky pouncing on the kansas jayhawks and igniting celebrations in lexington. fires, cars tipped over, a police officer shot at. the shooter still at large this morning. where's the ticket? from the first time we hear from a baltimore woman who says she's the megawilliamillions winner. she can't present the ticket.
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sarah palin going rogue hitting the ta"today" show the same day katie couric hosts "good morning america." >> biggest winner, first lady michelle obama opening up the oval office for a white house workout on the biggest loser show. we're asking, will the west wing help fatten up the show's ratings? we begin this morning at a small christian college in oakland, california. new cell phone video captures the chaos as a gunman systematically murders seven students. the cell phone video captures the gun shots and the terror as the bloodshed unfolds. we'll talk to the man who videotaped this. first, chilling new details are coming out this morning. oakland police chief howard jordan tells cnn the gunman
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killed his seven victims execution style. he says the shooter first took receptionist hostage and lined students up against the wall and then began firing randomly at his victims. chief jordan says the gunman was upset with an administrator and was specifically hunting for her. the suspect is 43-year-old one goh, a former student. he was arrested an hour later at a grocery store several miles away. the killing spree appears to have been more calculated and ruthless than previously believed. thelma gutierrez has more on what oakland's police chief told cnn earlier this morning and that alleged gunman. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. when we first heard about this, the police chief said that this was a man who had a plan. when he came to the school, he was looking for specific administrator. they have not identified that administrator at this point but they say she was not present at
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the university at the time. so at that point he takes the receptionist hostage and then goes to look for her. he goes into a classroom, lines up several people against the wall and as you said, carol, began shooting them one by one execution style. then he leaves this area. goes out and the police chief says at that time he had time to actually reload and come back into the school and then began shooting at students at random. police say that they don't believe that he had any particular students in mind. he was shooting at any target that he could find. >> he just felt a certain urge to inflict pain on them. he gave us no exact reason why he did that. he just wanted to get back at the administration for dismissing him earlier in the year. he was looking for this one particular administrator that he
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wanted to seek revenge on. >> reporter: police say that one goh got in one of the victim's cars and fled this area. he went to a safeway store about five miles away where he was taken into custody without any kind of incident at all, carol and what was interesting is that we spoke earlier to a witness who saw him being arrested. she said she made eye to eye contact with him and he didn't seem to show any emotion. he was just sweaty and nothing to tip her off that this terrible tragedy had taken place. >> thelma gutierrez reporting live from oakland, california this morning. a half hour from now we'll talk to the man who shot this video on his cell phone. he witnessed the carnage unfold and will join us live at 9:35 eastern. also this morning, possible new clues in the killing of trayvon martin. we visually enhanced the surveillance video of the shooter, george zimmerman, as he
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arrived at the police station after he shot martin. these new images could support his claim that he was indeed injured and fired only to save his own life. here's cnn's deborah feyerick. >> i'm here with jason, one of our great editors here at cnn. we're going to show you a surveillance tape but in a very different way. this is the night of the shooting. let's take a look at this now. let's play it down. and you can see george zimmerman is sort of talking to police. the police officer right there looks at the back of his head to see if he can see anything. so take a look at this. this is something you actually do see what appears to be some sort of a bump. >> there's a few things i can do to enhance it. i'm going to put a contrast on it now. see if we can bring this out a little bit more.
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we'll throw another color correction tool on it. i'm going to oversaturate it too so you can see the reds. >> that's interesting. >> there it looks like something is popping out. >> yeah. you see his jacket getting redder and that area getting redder. and i'm going to lighten it up a little bit. raise the whites. there you go. >> an attorney for trayvon martin's family says even if the videotape does show an injury, doesn't matter. she says george zimmerman was the aggressor and did not have the right to use deadly force against an unarmed teenager. we're seeing for the first time the mug shot of jetblue pilot clayton osbon who had a mid air meltdown last week. he appeared composed at his court hearing yesterday where a federal judge ordered had imto him to remain in custody without
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bond. if convicted, he could face a maximum of 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine. a megamillions mystery woman in baltimore is now talking and insisting that she has one of the winning tickets for megamillions jackpot but mirlande wilson hasn't coughed up the actual ticket yet. lottery officials say no one has come forward. wilson is a haitian immigrant and mother of seven children and works at mcdonald's. she told wmar that a co-worker bought the ticket for her and called her while she was sleeping. >> he says your number is on tv. i said what number? i'm not sure. let me go back to sleep. i don't nope what's going on. that's what happened. >> bottom line is you have the ticket and it's yours? >> it's my ticket. it's my ticket. >> if she actually does have the
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winning ticket, there's a controversy over whether it was bought for her or part of a pool with her co-workers. brian todd will have much more on this story in the 10:00 hour of "newsroom." a different ivy league. the so-called princeton of pot raided by the feds. it's the state's first training school for growing weed. protesters in favor of legalizing the drug stood outside with signs demanding marijuana be reclassified as medicine. the d.e.a. confirms an ongoing investigation of the school but didn't give out specific details. look at this chaotic scene. a small plane crashes into a supermarket injuring several people including the pilot and a passenger. some seriously. the store employee said it felt like an explosion. listen to one eyewitness. >> i heard it like artillery. you know what it is. and then boom. wow, man.
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i'm surprised everybody didn't hear it, you know. >> that meat manager told a local tv station the pilot and passenger were on fire when they climbed out of the plane and he helped douse the flames. in lexington, kentucky, police were braced for violence regardless of whether the wildcats won college basketball's title game or not. turns out the university of kentucky dominated the game and local police, many of them in riot gear, struggled to control the rowdy fans. dozens of nuisance fires and one report of someone firing a gun in the direction of police and fire crews. >> it's scary. it's scary. you're out to celebrate and enjoy and have a good time and so excited and something like that happens. >> celebrations did not seem as volatile as saturday night when 20 cars were torched.
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kentucky won its game to secure a chance in last night's championship matchup with kansas. talk about brighter side of basketball. let's head to new orleans. the site of that title game where we find carlos diaz this morning. it was a wild night. >> reporter: it was a very wild night here in new orleans. we drove by bourbon street around 3:45 a.m. and the kentucky fans were still chanting we are the champions on bourbon street. they've been waiting 14 years for this national championship. the school now has eight national championships making it the second most winning school in basketball history. second to only ucla. now you talk about those fires in lexington, kentucky. there were 30 fires in lexington, kentucky, last night, which is down from the 50 fires they had in lexington, kentucky, on saturday night after kentucky beat their in-state rival louisville. i guess that's an improvement. there was something on twitter, which is very interesting.
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it was a hash tag that said lexington police scatter. that hash tag was popular on twitter because it allowed people to hear and basically quote some of the quotes that they heard on police scanners in lexington. i want to read two that are funny if you will. no, let them light their fireworks just as long as they're not lighting them at each other. and then one other thing heard on the police scanner last night in lexington. we have a partially nude male with a propane tank. basically what happens these days when a team wins a national title, carol. >> unbelievable. at least no one was seriously hurt. the game itself was exciting though, right? >> reporter: basically kentucky came into the tournament as the number one seed and they did not disappoint. they basically beat every team by double digits heading into the final four and beat louisville by eight and last night beat kansas by eight.
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they were unchallenged. it wasn't a situation where you had the game getting any closer than six points until late in the game. it was kentucky all of the way and anthony davis and several other of the fab freshman they have in kentucky are looking at a career in the nba. john calipari gets his first national championship ever. he's kind of an embattled coach. he brought umass and memphis to the final four in recent years but those wins have been erased because of ncaa violations. he felt vindicated he could have his first national championship and john calipari interestingly enough did not want to cut down the nets in atlanta when his wildcats won in the sweet 16 because he wanted to wait until they won a national championship so last night he was up on the ladder scissors in hand cutting down the nets here in new orleans. >> carlos diaz reporting live from new orleans this morning. have you noticed mornings are extra starry this week? oprah set her alarm early to be on cbs.
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katie couric is filling in on abc and today she went up against sarah palin again. palin is guest hosting on nbc. >> governor, this is the start of the hour that you are now guest hosting. there's some experience here. you we a sportscaster back in anchorage. >> back in the stone age, yes. yes. >> so is it like falling off a bike do you think? anything make you nervous about this role? >> not nervous just very excited to get to be here with all of you new yorkers and all of you tourists who are here enjoying this nice warm weather. >> the tv and entertainment blogger for atlantic constitution joins us now. i don't know how much of the "today" show you got to catch this morning. >> caught some of it. >> it was just strange. at the beginning matt lauer was talking to sarah palin like a guest. >> yes. >> she got in obama was a socialist and all that and matt lauer didn't really challenge her very much because he had to
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co-host with her later. it just seemed kind of awkward. >> it was -- look, she's not professional when it comes to this. she's a fox news correspondent. she's used to talking about whatever they ask her. she's not meant to be a lead. they gave her the 8:00 hour and gave her more freedom. she talked with torre spelling and they gave her a light topic to discuss. >> just watching her talk to tory spelling was interesting. they were making a raspberry tart. what do you make of this? would the "today" show give her a permanent place on the "today" show? >> i think she's paid with fox news. fox let her go on for a day. it's publicity. "today" show obviously was just doing this to tweak abc because abc was tweaking them by putting their former employee katie couric on. >> do we have another clip of sarah palin? no. man. really wanted you to see the
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spelling exchange with palin. >> and oprah is filling in on cbs. who do you think came out the winner? >> think about it. this is more of a marathon than a sprint. they are both trying to get publicity because "good morning america" is closing in on the "today" show. they've been number one for 16 consecutive years but "good morning america" is nipping at its heels and they have gotten close so they thought publicity with katie would get them -- it's an ego thing. they both make a lot of money for both networks. mornings are really important for both networks especially nbc which has major problems in prime time. "today" show is their most valuable property. they are going to do anything they can. >> we'll see what happens tomorrow when ratings come out. thank you for joining us this morning. still to come, clowns, coins and controversy. an obama administration blunder and resignation after a posh
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trip to vegas for 300 government workers turns into a pr nightmare. and yes it does involve clowns. the tiara for a transgender contestant in the miss universe contest. the beauty pageant saying she can compete. lotto and lightning. a kansas man buys a megamillion ticket and he was suddenly knocked to the ground. >> but i wasn't burned. i had a little bit of an irregular heartbeat. >> amazing story of being struck by lightning. as "cnn newsroom" continues. we're back in two minutes. well, online dating services can get kind of expensive.
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vandals in cross by, texas, flattened the tires on nearly an entire fleet of school buses. many kids waited for buses that never came. working parents got automated calls asking them to drive their children to class. don't tell bill of wichita, kansas, he's more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery because he already knows. not long after buying tickets for the big megamillions drawing he was hit by lightning while standing in his backyard talking on a two-way radio. >> it was flash, boom instantly.
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my whole body is jerking. the strangest thing. >> he didn't win the lottery but still feels lucky. in sturgeon bay, wisconsin, a woman makes a rough landing after her 81-year-old husband slumps over the controls of the plane. her husband sadly died. she suffered minor injuries. now is your chance to talk back on one of the big issues of the day. the general services administration, the gsa. i won't bother to make a vegas joke because they are so overdone and so inadequate to describe what's in a scathing report about the gsa, the government agency whose mission it is to save taxpayer dollars. it's so bad the gsa administrator, martha johnson, has already resigned and the founding fathers might toss their wigs in disgust if they knew. here's the scoop. johnson and 300 gsa federal employees at a posh vegas hotel
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in 2010 for a training conference that included team building. the team building involved a clown, a mind reader, and a comedian and more. when all was said and done, the training conference added up to 835,000 taxpayer dollars. that's a little over 2,700 bucks per employee. president obama is outraged by the excessive spending and called for all those responsible to be held fully accountable so what exactly does that mean? most of the gsa senior leadership either resigned or was fired but what about that $835,000 in tax money? is it just gone? gsa will try to recover what it can while johnson and others look for other jobs. how should gsa employees be held fully accountable? facebook.com/carolcnn. i'll read your comments later this hour. a terrifying moment caught on camera. a big rig plunges down the side
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a man grabbed his cell phone to film what he thought was a car crash but ended up being a tragic school shooting. he saw people with bullet wounds running out of the university in oakland, california. police say a 43-year-old man killed seven people execution style.
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one goh was allegedly upset with the university for dismissing him. he's now in police custody. the person who shot this video, art richards, is with us now in oakland, california. good morning, art. >> good morning. how are you doing? >> i'm good. thank you so much for joining us. so you were driving by and you thought some kind of car crash had happened? >> yeah. i was on my way to pick up my friend across the street and i assumed there was a car crash getting out to spectate. i thought it was a car crash and there was a young lady coming out from some bushes behind a tree sort of. she said i had been shot. i was kind of mind-boggled. what do you mean? she said i've been shot. she showed me her arm. had a good chunk of arm missing. she said a man went in there and started shooting randomly
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pointblank range. she said one individual at the chest and head. >> so at this point the shootings are continuing. have you hearing gunfire as you are talking to that woman? >> not at that second. about a couple minutes later there was an asian man on the other side of the grass pillars and police thought he might have been a suspect and they threw him to the ground. put cuffs on him. brought him to i.d. the man with the young lady that had been shot. she said it wasn't him. about right after that, about close to i would say seven, eight nine shots rang out. everybody got down. everybody got down. police took cover. we took cover. another five, ten minutes after that i just seen the first body come out. it was limp. they threw a blanket over him.
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from there on out within that whole hour they were just pulling out bodies after bodies. >> i guess you couldn't move at that point. there's gunfire around you. you had to take cover. you had to stay there. you must have been thinking to yourself, i might die. >> well, yeah. i mean i didn't know how serious it was. coming to think it was a car crash because there wasn't that many cops. there was no news reporters around or vans or trucks. and the lady comes out with a piece of her arm missing. and then gun shots ring out shortly after that. something serious is happening at this moment. >> so you're pretty thankful this morning. >> yeah. pretty thankful, you know. there was one other individual standing with me, a man.
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his video phone died and mine kept rolling. i captured all of the video and audio on my cell phone. and as soon as we heard shots, like i said, we got down. went behind a tree. bushes area. and i guess police took action. fired back. i'm not sure. there was a few shots that rang out. >> we're glad you're okay. thank you for sharing your story with us this morning. art richards live in oakland, california. >> thank you. stories we're watching right now in the "newsroom." it was another wild night at the university of kentucky after the wildcats won college basketball's title. lexington police struggled to control rowdy fans. there were dozens of nuisance fires and report of someone firing off a gun in the direction of emergency crews. the celebrations did not seem as volatile as saturday night when several cars were torched. more than 20 people were arrested when fans celebrated that big victory. a megamillions mystery woman
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in baltimore insists she has one of the winning tickets for the megamillions jackpot but she hasn't produced the ticket yet. she said a co-worker bought the ticket for her and called her while she was sleeping. >> she said my number is on team. i said what number? i'm not sure. i go back to sleep. and then i said let me make sure. i don't know what's going on. that's what happened. >> bottom line is you have the ticket and it's yours? >> it's my ticket. it's my ticket. >> if she does have the winning ticket, there's a controversy over whether it was bought for her or part of an office pool with her mcdonald's co-workers. look who was co-hosting the "today" show. sarah palin helped matt lauer,
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ann curry and al rocker with their duties. >> nicest lady asked where i was headed. i said 30 rock. she said, honey, come here. i told you tina fey was here. >> katie couric was guest hosting "good morning america." storms to tell you about. alexandra steele is here. bad ones? >> not bad. a few things we're seeing around the country. one of the biggest stories, denver. 80 degrees over the weekend. now snow coming down. three to five inches of snow. let's talk about it and show you what's happening around the country. there's denver. you can see radar picture showing you the white snowy day today. hot on the heels of record breaking. look at this. in march in denver, second warmest march on record and the least snowiest march on record. second warmest month. new york city. philadelphia. so many places. chicago, indianapolis, all having the warmest marches on record. so today the heat is the big
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story again. you can see 80s here in the southeast. temperatures well above average. should be in the 60s. and temperature departures are big. the next couple days heat continues to be the biggest story just like march was. april hot on the heels of it. no pun intended. going to be a steamy one. >> i'm afraid what summer will bring. >> that's right. >> my gosh. thanks. a terrifying moment caught on camera. a big rig plunges down the side of a cliff. the driver still inside. more on this amazing story after a break. hertz gold plus rewards also offers ereturn-- our fastest way to return your car. just note your mileage and zap ! you're outta there ! we'll e-mail your receipt in a flash, too. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. ♪ made with only milk... cream... a touch of sugar... and pure natural flavors. ♪
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stories. murdoch has denied the allegations. this story will have you sit on the edge of your seat. check out these pictures. they capture a big rig being to towed on a snowy mountain road in norway. you can see the guard rail gives out. the rig tumbles over the cliff and takes the tow truck driver with it. the tow truck driver managed to bail out in the nick of time but the other driver went down with the truck. he did survive but he has several broken bones. and for the first time the miss universe pageant may say its first transgender beauty queen walking the runway. zain verjee is in london with more on this story. >> good morning. she could really make history here. she was disqualified for being a transgender but then the miss universe competition said we'll reverse our decision and you can participate in the contest if --
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here's how they put it -- if she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of canada and international competitions. they didn't really elaborate on the details there. the fact of the matter is that rules really vary province by province in canada. she would need a medical certificate. she would need legal affidavits as well. she has said that she knew she was a girl from when she was 4 years old. she had hormone therapy when she was 14. a sex change at 19 years old. the main reason for the reversal of this decision here, carol, was the enormous amount of pressure from everyone in canada and around the world. they basically went online and criticized the organizers of the contest in canada saying you have to reverse it. they went on change.org for 40,000 signatures on a petition. there was supposed to be a press conference by her lawyer today. that didn't happen. she said these words of inspiration have touched my
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heart. all of you are the miss universe beauty queens and kings in my eyes. that was on twitter. let's see what happens. >> we will keep an eye on it. zain verjee live in london this morning. still ahead, james bond and 2012 olympics. not even 007 can turn down a personal invitation from the queen. plus, romney responds after "mad men" took a not so subtle swipe at his late grandfather. f. my mother said, "well, maybe we ought to buy this hot dog cart and set it up someplace." so my parents went to bank of america. they met with the branch manager and they said, "look, we've got this little hot dog cart, and it's on a really good corner. let's see if we can buy the property." and the branch manager said, "all right, i will take a chance with the two of you." and we've been loyal to bank of america for the last 71 years.
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james bond is taking his talents to the olympics. he's been handpicked by the king
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to open for the 2012 games in london. a.j. hammer is in new york. good morning, a.j. >> good morning, carol. i'm thinking you got to be a pretty good athlete to be an action hero and i guess the queen thinks the same thing. she personally decided that bond is the iconic british character that deserves to be opening the games this summer. so according to the sun newspaper in britain, she shot a short film where bond is given the mission to launch the olympic games. nobody seems to know if the queen actually had a cameo in the film. it's a good possibility she did. the report says they will play the video during the opening ceremonies and then it will end with craig parachuting into the stadium to open the games. i'm thinking you don't want to miss that mark parachuting into a stadium like that. the audience for the olympic opening ceremony could be around a billion people. and daniel craig will not get a second take if he indeed is parachuting in. it bill be fascinating to see
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that. >> he's going to have to give a gold medal performance. ha, ha, ha. >> exactly. >> let's talk about this member of the romney family. he's hitting back after a jab from "mad men" jabbing at the former governor george romney. >> that's right. he's ticked off at what he calls liberal media after the recent episode of the hit show "mad men." if you didn't see the episode or aren't familiar with the show, one of the characters who plays a democratic political operative is on the phone saying he won't have his boss pose with mitt's dad michigan governor george romney. watch how this plays out. >> tell jim he's not going to michigan. romney is a clown. i don't want him standing next to him. >> and he's referring to george romney of course and not mitt romney but tag romney responded on twitter saying seriously, lib media mocking my dead grandma and later twitted that his dad
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is fair game but his grandfather shouldn't be adding that grandpa romney was an inspirational leader who fought for civil rights. they were able to work a name in the news into a story line that took place some 50 years ago. >> 1966. it was interesting. a.j., thank you. a.j. will be back with us in the next hour with more showbiz headlines. just weeks after her sudden death, we get the first peek at whitney houston's final film. the good news, jeremy lin's surgery appears to be a success. we'll have more in sports. the best and worst supermarkets. the list is out when it comes to prices check out lanes and cleanliness. who lands at number one? ♪ ♪
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don't you love going grocery shopping? maybe you don't love it. maybe it's the long lines and bagging and scanner problems at the checkouts. where can you go to avoid the madness? >> i have some ideas. i'll keep them for off air. they are pretty strong ideas. let's go with what consumer reports says, shall we? consumer reports did a study ranking the best and the worst grocery stores. look at the top five. they did well on good service.
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places were clean. good things. costco taking the fifth spot there. fareway in the midwest took fourth. publix taking the third spot. everyone said there was good service located in southern states. trader joe's took second place. doing well on price. trader joe's has a cult-like following. great choices for interesting foods. wegman's taking the top spot. guess what the biggest gripe is? not enough open checkouts. don't you love waiting in line and seeing employees sitting around staring at you and they don't open up a checkout. i don't get it. >> that is quite annoying. or you can't find where the peanut butter is even though it should be in a spot you think is logical but it's not. >> or you see a roach run across the floor. there you go.
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12:30 eastern. president obama speaks at a luncheon and is expected to explain why representative paul ryan's gop budget would be bad for the country. 3:45 eastern, vice president joe biden answers questions in a
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twitter event on college affordability. michelle obama takes her exercise push to "the biggest rozzer." l." o." se." r."
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we are following a lot of developments in the next hour of cnn newsroom. let's check in first with thelma gutierrez. >> in oakland, california, i'll have the latest on a shooting
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spree that left seven dead at a christian university. carlos diaz live in new orleans. kentucky wildcats are your national champions. you're not going to believe what was heard in the police scanner as the celebrations ensued. i'm mark preston. voters head to the polls in wisconsin, delaware and maryland today. nearly 100 delegates are at stake. however, some republicans and some democrats are already focusing on the general election. more in the next hour. >> thanks to all of you. let's start with the biggest sports story of the day. the official end of march madness. university of kentucky beating kansas for the national title. a victory rally is planned this afternoon in 2 lexington. now the question is how many star players will be back next season? >> you had to look closely to catch the spelling foul. look at the top of the screen where it says 2013 men's final four what city will it be in?
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alanta? where is that? someone forgot to dot their is. in this case they left out the "t" entirely. 18-year-old kwame from takoma, washington, is the winner of the cnn bracket challenge. he's number one out of over 13,000 entries. he had a total 174 points. he had all the right picks. an exciting win for such a huge basketball lover. he certainly beat me. lin-sanity stops while the healing begins. new york knicks jeremy lin tweeted this picture of himself in his ppo bed. he said the surgery on his knee is a success and thanks fans for their spoefrmt lynn will be out for six weeks which means he will miss the rest of the season. while the basketball season is winding down, at least there's this to look forward to. baseball's l.a. angels will sell new food at the old ballgame this season. the ones that stand out the most, a deep-fried hot dog, a
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hot talk wrapped in bacon and one swimming in barbecue. for dessert, cinnamon sugar nachos with ice cream and caramel. you'll be too full to sing "take me out to the ballgame" after that. police dash cams caught memorable moments over the years. the one you're about to see might be one of the more amuzing ones. here is cnn's jeannie moos. >> reporter: what we do without police dash cams showing half-naked speeders? and a bank robber eating the evidence, the give me the money note. this royal canadian mounted police dash cam recorded something special. a guy in alberta pulled over in a pick-up. >> i didn't see that i was intoxicated. he grabbed me and i haven't an ear, eye, it doesn't matter. >> reporter: he sure managed to sing all of the "bohemian
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rhapsody" by queen. ♪ mama just killed a man ♪ put a gun against his head ♪ pulled my trigger ♪ now he's dead >> reporter: he sang the lyrics almost flawlessly for nearly six minutes. even after they arrived at the station house, the mounty let him finish the song. the mounty only admonished him once. >> robert, calm down. >> i can't. >> reporter: a lot of people can't stop singing the "bohemian rhapsody." ♪ thunder bolts and lightning ♪ very, very frightening >> reporter: parts of the dash camisolo were frightening. ♪ mama, woo >> reporter: you've got to give the guy credit. beyonce messed up the words to
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the song and she was stone cold sober at a concert. actually, it's put a gun to his head, not a bullet. authorities have charged robert wilkinson with drunk driving. he's an unemployed home brewer. ♪ let me go ♪ we will not let you go >> reporter: he told the smoking gun he let the dash cam video go on to youtube. our police cruiser crooner did improvise once and did it in a witty way. instead of seeing "nothing really matters" he sang -- ♪ nothing really matters even the rcmp ♪ >> reporter: with that, he put on his glasses and awaited his removal. do you have to cuff me? physical violence is the least of my priorities. >> reporter: his priorities is rhapsodizing like a bohemian. jeanne moos, cnn, new york.
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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning. i'm carol costello. school shooting shocker. dramatic new details this morning on exactly what happened at a small religious college in california. police saying the alleged gunman was upset at the school for dismissing him. wild about the wildcats, kentucky pouncing on the kansas jayhawks igniting celebrations in lexington, fires, car tipped over, police officer shot at. where is the ticket? s for the first time we are hearing from the baltimore woman hoe says she is the mega millions winner. the single mother of seven cannot produce the ticket. mama grizzly in the morning. sarah palin going rogue hitting the "today" show. katie couric anchors "good morning america." was her appearance a game changer? >> on the edge, a truck driver's
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tense moments as he hits a divider and tighters down a hill. michelle obama opening the oval office for a white house workout on the hit show "the biggest loser" tv show. will it hope fatten up the ratings? the mega woman mystery millions insists she does possess one of the winning tickets, but mirlande wilson hasn't coughed up the ticket. she works at a mcdonald's and told wmar that a co-worker bought the ticket for her and then called her while she was sleeping. >> i said what number? she said, i'm not sure, let me go back to sleep. i don't know what's going on. what's what happened. >> bottom line is you have the ticket and it's yours.
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>> it's my ticket. it's just my ticket. >> if she actually does have the winning ticket, there is a controversy over whether it was bought for her or part of a pool with co-workers. our brian todd has been all over this story. he joins us from washington. you've been investigating wilson's claims. what have you found out? >> reporter: carol, i just spoke to a maryland lottery official who says this morning still no one has come forward to claim the mega millions winning ticket in that state. this is just perpetuating this mystery we've been trying to crack over whether there is just one winner in maryland or if there are several. it's out there the tiny ticket stub everyone is looking for. we've been on the hunt for the mega millions winner who will snag more than 100 million after taxes. >> nobody has come through the doors yet. >> reporter: could it be this woman? mirlande wilson told "new york post" she is the maryland winner. she told people at a deli across the street from her house.
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co-workers at the mcdonald's told "the post" she was among a group who went in on the tickets together. wilson says the ticket she bought was separate from that. a key piece of evidence will be found at the baltimore 7-eleven where the winning mega millions ticket was sold from this machine. here is what they are going to be looking for. each managea millions ticket has a date and time stamp on it. they'll match it up with surveillance video, hopefully they got of this purchase taken on these two cameras here. you can see some of the return video over there. lottery officials tell us they do take surveillance of these purchases. hopefully, they'll match this up with the winning ticket and verify everything. i asked lottery spokeswoman carol everett about the dispute. what do you make of her claim at this point? >> there is nothing to make of it. again, it doesn't sound like a typical jackpot opinioner to us. i don't put much stock in that story. >> reporter: why not? >> she claims she won, she can't produce a ticket. we don't spend that much time on it other than to field questions
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from the media. in our opinion, until they walk in that door, hold that ticket, produce valid identification and our security people can process and validate it, doesn't matter. >> reporter: we looked all over baltimore for mirlande wilson, at her home. on her street where neighbors say she took off. she's a good neighbor? >> yeah. she's a good neighbor. >> reporter: and at that mcdonald's. no one would talk to us on camera. the owner e-mailed us saying nothing has been confirmed about anyone there being involved. >> bring the tickets back, put them someplace where the group has oversight of them, then the person is free to do whatever they want on their own behalf. >> reporter: lottery officials tell us that when people buy these tickets in a group, they should get everything in writing. have one document with the names of everyone who is going in on it, explicit language saying they are going to share it so they can avoid these disputes
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after a drawing. >> if there is a dispute. i'm just curious. you talked to the employees at mcdonald's. did they have any document? s >> reporter: we tried to talk to the employees at that mcdonald's. officials and some of their representatives wouldn't let us talk to them. we've been trying to get to them the last couple of days. they do tell us that they don't know if anyone at that mcdonald's had this in writing. apparently the people at mcdonald's wanted to buy these tickets in two batches. they had one batch according to the "new york post" they had in a safe somewhere in the mcdonald's. le mirlande wilson was asked by her boss to go to another store on the way home to buy another batch of tickets for the group. that's apparently where the purchase occurred that is in some dispute whether it's her purchase she claims it is or whether it is a purchase for the group. >> it's also possible she doesn't have the ticket at all.
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>> reporter: that is very possible, right. >> thanks, brian. to oakland, california. a small christian college, new cell phone video captures the chaos as a gun man murders seven students. the cell phone video captures the gun shots and terror as the bloodshed unfolded. le we talked to the man who videotaped it. but first chilling new details are coming out this morning. oakland police chief howard jordan tells cnn the gunman killed his seven victims execution style. the shooter first took a receptionist hostage and lined students up against the wall. he began firing randomly at his victims. he was upset with an administrator and was specifically hunting for her. the suspect is 43-year-old one goh, a former student. he was arrested an hour later at a grocery store several miles away. the killing spree appears to have been much more calculated and ruthless than previously
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believed. thelma gutierrez is in oakland. good morning, thelma. >> reporter: good morning, carol. the police chief told us that 43-year-old one goh came to oikos university yesterday morning with a very specific plan. they say he was looking for a particular administrator. he grabbed the receptionist. he went looking for that administrator. when he didn't find that person who was not identified and not at the school at the time, he said that they took the receptionist. they went into one of those classrooms. lined four people up against the wall, and as you say, carol, shot each one of them execution style one by one. after that, he left. the police chief told us he had time to reload a ..45 caliber rep and began to return and fire indiscriminately at any students
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he could find. >> he felt a certain urge to inflict pain on them. he gave us no exact reason why he did that. he just wanted to get back at the administration for dismissing him earlier in the year. he was looking for this one particular administrator that he wanted to seek revenge on. >> reporter: police say after the shooting spree, one goh got in one of the victim's car and drove five miles from this university where he then surrendered to police. what i thought was interesting is an eyewitness account from that safeway. this woman told us that she actually looked one goh in the eye as he was being handcuffed. she said he appeared calm, he was a little sweaty, but nothing to tip her off that this terrible tragedy had happened. she didn't know that it had occurred until she went home and turned on the local news.
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>> thelma gutierrez live from oakland, california. also this morning, possible new clues in the killing of trayvon martin. we visually enhanced the surveillance video of the shooter george zimmerman as he arrived at the police station after he shot martin. the clear images may support zimmerman's claim he was attacked by martin and shot him in self-defense. the newly-enhanced video more clearly shows a possible gash or injury to the back of zimmerman's head. in the meantime, a florida prosecutor is lashing out at the martin family attorney for claims the prosecutor and police chief overruled a request for zimmerman's arrest. the family asked the justice department to investigate. the state attorney calls the account outright lies. let's head now to sanford, florida, and check in with martin savidge. good morning, martin. >> reporter: good morning. this all exploded yesterday. it began with a letter that came from ben mark crumptcrum trump. he was requesting the federal
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justice department investigate what he said was a meeting that took place on the night of trayvon's shooting. a meeting between the sanford police chief and the state attorney. as a result of that meeting, he says there were no charges ever brought against george zimmerman. he's implying there was some sort of impropriety. norm wolfinger said he is outraged by the outright lies contained in the letter by benjamin crump. he is pointing out he never met with the police chief here so there was no impropriety. that has been the back and forth in this war of words. >> martin savidge live from sanford. we are seeing for the first time the mug shot of jetblue might clayton osbon who had a mid-air meltdown last week. he appeared composed where a
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federal judge ordered him to remain in custody without bond. osbon is charged with interfering with a flight crew. if convicted, he could face a maximum of 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine. james murdoch son of the media tycoon rupert murdoch is stepping down as chairman of bs skyb. he's been under fire over his handling of the news world hacking charge. a yacht that got smashed by a giant wave during a race around the world made its way back to the california coast. two injured sailors also back on land. they arrived in a coast guard cutter. they're recovering at a san francisco hospital. huge waves slammed the boat and left it paralyzed during the weekend. they were rescued by the u.s. coast guard. everyone is safe and sound. this could have been a real disaster near orlando monday night. a small plane crashed into a supermarket injuring several people including the pilot and
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passenger. a store employee said it felt like an explosion. >> i heard this zip like artillery. and then boom! like, wow, man, i'm surprised everybody didn't hear it, you know? >> that meat manager told a local tv station the pilot and passenger actually on fire when they climbed out of the plane. he helped douse the flames. these pictures capture a big rig being towed on a snory mountain road in norway when the truck slides too close to the edge, the guard rail gives out. the rig tumbles down a cliff taking the truck driver with it. the tow truck driver managed to bail out in time. the other driver went down with the truck. he survived, but has several broken bones. sarah pail yn and katie couric are facing off again hosting on competing morning news shows at the same time.
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the former alaska governor is guest hosing on nbc's "today" show. moments later she would be the one asking the questions. >> let's talk about the economy. you think it's improving? >> for whom? maybe for those some or wall street, but not for the millions still unemployed. i'm very excited to get to be here with all you new yorkers and tourists here enjoying this nice weather. >> we like to put guest hosts right to work here. we are going to throw you in the middle with "today's" professionals. >> i look forward to talking to dr. nancy and star and donny. great topics. >> she actually did sit in that chair later. katie couric grilled palin in the 2008 election when she was running for the vice presidential candidate. couric this week is filling in on "good morning america." >> off on vacation, hope she is enjoying it. so glad to have you back. >> i had so much fun yesterday,
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i decided to come back for more, george. it's great to be here with you. >> guest hosting gigs could be part of the ratings war. "good morning america" ratings are making a comeback. kentucky wins on the court. will fans lose it in the streets? just after a couple of days of ugly celebrations, we'll tell you if a national title pushed a college town to the edge. judge. >> the first lady on tv again. michelle obama will pop-up in "the biggest loser." why so much show-hopping? ♪ [ acoustic guitar: slow ] [ sighs ] [ announcer ] all work and no play... will make brady miss his favorite part of the day. ♪ [ upbeat ] [ barking ] [ whines ] that's why there's beneful playful life,
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in lexington, kentucky, police were braced for violence whether the wildcats won basketball's title game or not. turns out the university of kentucky dominated the game, and local police, many in riot gear, struggled to control the rowdy fans. there were dozens of nuisance fires. one report of someone firing a gun in the direction of police and fire crews. >> it's scary. you're out to celebrate and enjoy it, have a good time and so excited and something like that happens. >> the celebrations did not seem quite as volatile as saturday night when several cars were torched. more than 20 people arrested then after street parties after kentucky won its game to secure a place in last night's championship matchup with kansas. to new orleans the site of
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the title game and where we find carlos diaz. good morning, carlos. >> reporter: good morning. you talk about what went down in lexington last night. there were 30 fires set in lexington. that's considered subdued compared to the 50 fires set on campus after the wildcats knocked off their rival the louisville cardinals. there was something interesting on twitter last night. a topic trending hash tag lexington police scanner would allow you to read quotes from the police scanner last night in lexington. i want to read those quotes. one quote, "no,ing let them light their fireworks, just as long as they don't fire them off at each other." possibly my favorite quote from the police scanner, "uh, we have a partially nude male with a propane tank." apparently, it's not enough to be partially nude, you need to have a propane tank with you. it's obvious the kentucky
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wildcat fans wanted to celebrate in style. >> i'll say. that's quite some style. i have to get that image out of my mind now. the game itself though was so exciting. >> it was an exciting game in the last few minutes when kansas made a run and cut the lead to six points. basically, kentucky was never in doubt, not only in this game, but in the entire tournament. kentucky came in as the number one seed in an overwhelming favorite to win the entire thing. the wildcats did not disappoint. they won every one of their games by double digits leading up to the final four. then they knocked off louisville by eight points and kansas boo i eight points. john calipari gets his first national championship of his career and the kentucky wildcats also have the best player in the nation in anthony davis who will probably be going to the nba in the next few months. >> carlos diaz, many clanks. we want to introduce you to another winner.
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this is 18-year-old kwame almondige from takoma, washington. he's number one out of more than 13,000 entries. kwame had a total of 174 points. he did not make a single wrong selection. congrats. to politics now. three big primary races taking place today. polls show mitt romney could win them all. a first look at whitney houston's final film. taping on that movie wrapped up not long before the singing legend's sudden death. another look at the upcoming movie. with the capital one cash rewards card you get a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more cash -- well, except her.
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republican establishment seems to be backing him. could be a big night. >> any chance if he wins all three states, district of columbia and two states, what will it take to get rick santorum to kind of step aside? >> certainly not tonight. even if rick santorum loses tonight. he spent so much time in wisconsin, even if he loses wisconsin, he's expected to lose maryland and the district of columbia. he's not even on the ballot. he pledgees to stay. in he told piers morgan that he pledgees t stay in. in april he wants to get into may. he thinks the states in may voting are more favorable to him. >> interesting. in the meantime while all this is going on, mitt romney appears to now be talking a lot about president obama again and president obama appears to be talking about just mitt romney. >> you know what's interesting? this is what mitt romney's strategy had been all last summer. let's just focus on president
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obama. i'm going to be the nominee. then he had to stop. he saw the rise of newt gingrich and hermain cain, now rick santorum. now he is focusing most his ammunition on president obama. he is returning in kind. his campaign has a new ad going up in battleground states where it's focusing on the difference between president obama's policy on oil and mitt romney's policy on oil. what is interesting, the obama campaign singles out mitt romney by name in it. talk about game on. >> in a nutshell, i would guess that the obama ad says mitt romney loves big oil and all their tax breaks, right? >> you hit the nail. >> i would guess president obama is to blame for high gas prices. >> that's it. president obama is saying, i'm for renewables, mitt romney is not. i'm not for big oil, mitt romney is. >> mark preston, you have a long night ahead.
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in oakland, california, a cell phone video captures a gunman's deadly rampage. police say the gunman killed his seven victims execution style. first he took a receptionist hostage, then lined students up against a wall and fired
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randomly. the suspect is 43 joeld one goh. he was arrested an hour later at a grocery store several miles away. police say he was upset with the school administrator. a mega millions mystery woman in baltimore insists she does have one of the winning tickets for the mega millions jackpot. mirlande wilson has not produced the ticket yet. no one has come forward. wilson told her affiliate wmar a co-worker bought the ticket for her and called her while she was sleeping. >> reporter: the bottom line is you have the ticket and it's yours. >> it's my ticket. it's just my ticket. >> if she does have the winning ticket, there is a controversy over whether it was bought for her or part of a pool with her
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mcdonald's co-workers. look who is co-hosting the "today" show. sarah palin helped matt lauer, ann curry with their morning show duties. >> is this caribou? >> i don't think so. >> she told tori spelling to keep having children. she was competing with katie couric who was guest hosting "good morning america." police were braced for violence regardless of whether the wildcats won college basketball's title game or not. turns out the university of kentucky dominated the game and local police, many in riot gear, struggled to control rowdy fans. there were dozens of nuisance fires. even the report of someone firing a gun in the direction of the police and fire crews. >> it's scary. you're out to celebrate, enjoy it, have a good time and so excited and something like that happens. >> the celebrations did not seem
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quite as volatile as saturday night when several cars were torched and more than 20 arrested. political buzz, your rapid fire look at the best political topics of the day. three questions, 30 seconds on the clock. pete dominick, in the middle, jason johnson, chief political correspondent at politic 365 and ron bonjane. gun laws in the aftermath of the trayvon martin shooting. >> we can go on and on about hoodies and the neighborhood watch guy who looks like chaz bono. but it's not really a discussion until you save some blame for the liberal politicians who unconditionally surrendered in
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the fight for sensible gun laws. when are they going to stand their ground? >> so the question, why isn't anyone talking seriously about america's gun laws? jason? >> well, look, because gun laws aren't really the problem. what we have here is an issue of patience profiling. what we have is an issue of police corruption. it was racial profiling that led george zimmerman to assume this young black man was doing something wrong. it was police incompetence that allowed them to not contact trayvon martin's parents for three days. not interview his girlfriend who was on the phone with him. there are so many different layers of incompetence, bigotry and government corruption in this that gun laws might be the last thing on this list to be effectively addressed. >> pete. >> well, here is a couple of statistics. since 1968, 1 million americans have died because they were shot by guns. last year, 100,000 people were shot by guns. the truth is no matter whether it's virginia tech, the shooting
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yesterday or trayvon martin case, which i agree has a lot to do with race, people don't seem to be that outraged about gun violence in this country. the other thing is the nra is one of the strongest government lobbyists. they spend $20 million just on federal elections. >> contrary to bill maher's opinion, most americans believe there are strict gun laws in place. that's why politicians aren't pushing for them. it isn't politically popular. despite the gun laws in place, despite any more restricted gun laws that does not prevent people from making stupid decisions like we saw in florida, so you know, i think bill maher is an example of a liberal commentator. >> michelle obama is on "the biggest loser" tonight. she's been on nickelodeon, jimmy
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fallon and david letterman. we asked yesterday if michelle the president's best weapon? >> with respect to anne romney, there is no comparison with the first lady who is heroic to so many people. i look up to her. she is a strong woman. the president has a very strong, intelligent woman who came from very little to be the first lady of the united states, and before that a successful business woman who went to harvard. this obesity epidemic is a great issue as well as military families this first lady has taken on. people respect her a great deal and criticize her very little because there is very little to criticize. she is an amazing role model for women of all races all over the world. >> ron? >> it's a good idea to put the wives of politicians out there if they're good at presenting. both michelle obama and anne romney do a good job. ann romney is doing a great job personalizing mitt romney. people are flocking to listen to her. i think she has tremendous star
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power. i would have to say regarding "the biggest loser" appearance. "the biggest loser" in november is going to be. obama. i had to say it. it's right there. >> jason? >> for barack obama, i don't think so. this fall i believe the ballot will be mitt romney and barack obama. it's not going to be michelle or anne romney. even if you line up the two of them together, michelle obama gets slimed at the nickelodeon award but barack obama can make people faint when she speaks. michelle obama can do the duggy, barack obama can sing al green. she is not going to win this campaign for him. 68% of eligible african-american women voted in 2008 were voting for obama. >> 20 seconds each. third question. the general services administration, gsa chief resigns after a spending scandal, clowns, mind reader, spent $825,000 of taxpayer money
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for training purposes. would you have respected them more if they had just gone to a strip club? >> no. there's a lot of women that work in that arizona. i'm guessing. i don't want to put you on the spot. women don't love to go to strip clubs. the waste is what we are spending in afghanistan, ten years and five months, hundreds of billions of dollars a year. i think she should have hired a side kick who could have said you're going to regret not writing me off as a consultant. >> let's be clear hire. if 2 $800,000 spent, there were strippers involved. we haven't heard about it yet. this is vegas. there are reports of $2,000, $3,000 spent on personal room parties. this is a huge problem for barack obama. this guy is trying to appear to be fiscally responsible. i can't respect any aspect whether there were strippers,
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prostitutes or funny clowns. >> it's a crazy situation. i would have respected them more if they would have brought, would have hired gary busey and taken him into the strip club and get him in front of the story with a huge incident. he probably would have endorsed newt gingrich once again. that would have been hilarious. >> thanks for playing with me today. james bond in the 2012 olympics. not even 007 can turn down a personal invite from the queen. plus -- fixing up homes to flip for a profit. it's making a comeback.
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>>. >> james bond is taking his talents to the olympics. daniel craig has been handpicked by the queen to open the 2012 games in london. a.j. hammer is in new york for us. good morning, a.j. >> good morning, carol. there is cool. according to "the sun" newspaper in britain, the queen not only personally decided bond should open the games, she opened her private apartments in buckingham palace to the iconic secret agent. they used that location so they could shoot a short film where craig, as bond, is given the mission to launch the games. nobody is saying on the record if the queen herself had a cameo in the film. i think it's a good possibility we'll see her, which will be pretty cool to see her and bond together, hopefully. the report says they are going to play the video during the opening ceremonies. as it ends, you'll have craig parachuting into the stadium to open the games. i think we all have to hope for
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good weather. we have to hope the london fog stays away. it could hamper an appearance like that. the audience for the olympics opening ceremony could be around a billion people watching worldwide. you kind of want to get it right. >> yes, you do. no doubt there. whitney houston's new movie. her final movie role. there are some previews out. show us. >> reporter: well, yeah. for trailer, which is all we're seeing, people are excited to see this. obviously, it is tough to objectively look at the film without thinking this is the role whitney wanted to really launch a comeback for her this coming summer. she never lived to see it released. it stars whitney houston as a mother who was once a professional singer who has three daughters who want to launch singing careers. >> was my life not enough of a cautionary tale for you? >> we are close to getting a record deal. >> if i had any sense, i'd be
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living off you. >> he did that to you, didn't he? >> are you still going to be part of the group? ♪ shadows come >> you want to destroy what we built. we started this thing. >> the lord gave me this gift if i wasn't supposed to use it. >> it takes a lot of faith. >> it's almost tough to watch now. jordan sparks there playing houston's daughter sparkle. this a remake of a 1976 film that starred irene cara. this is going to be one of the most anticipated films of the summer. everybody involved said whitney poured her heart and soul into this thing. obviously, a lot of people eager to see it. >> a.j., thanks. if you want information everything breaking on the entertainment world, a.j. has it tonight on "showbiz tonight." if you're in the market to invest your money, stick around. allison takes us inside the world of house flipping. it's back. and like millions of people,
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>> reporter: so when investors come in and flip homes, they typically buy these homes at a bargain, fix them up and sell them for a big profit. i found one who turns them from ugly ducklings to beautiful swans. >> nice kitchen, nice master bathroom. >> reporter: before this realtor bought this house last fall, it had been closed on, abandoned and neglected. abbott is fixing it up and will sell it for a profit. >> we bought it for $180,000. closed on it in november last year. it's a three bedroom 1 1/2 bath, and we are converting it to a five bedroom, 2 1/2 bath. >> reporter: in the mid 2000s, flipping houses was all the rage. it drove up prices, helping to create a massive bubble. when the bubble burst, flipping
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became a dirty word. >> i have people who think i'm insane for putting my money on the line and buying houses that need a lot of work, but again, if you buy it for the right price, there is no risk. or i should say the risk is minimal. >> reporter: one in four homes sold are actually bought by investors, part of the reason is because of the millions of foreclosures on the market. >> you have to live under a rock not to know there is a housing crisis going on. people get the idea in crisis is opportunity. >> reporter: what would make you buy a home with mold in the basement? >> when we see mold in a basement, we say cha-ching. we know that it's going to help us get a better price on the house. >> reporter: house flipping has its critics who worry investors can force-out young buyers looking to put down roots and rebuild communities. >> in some markets where investors are pushing out the first-time buyers, it is unfortunate because generally
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over a longer term fundamentals, we want the owner occupies. in the current environment, there is the excess inventory and that excess inventory needs to be absorbed as soon as possible. the investors are helping in that process. >> reporter: abbott plans to list the renovated home this spring for $450,000. she wouldn't share how much she spent on the renovation, but says there is plenty of room for profit. >> i love taking an old, ugly house and bringing life back to it. >> reporter: in fixing up these homes, laura abbott told me what she tries to do is make these homes move-in ready to provide a service for these buyers. at $450,000 for the price that abbott plans to list the house for, it leaves her plenty of room for profit considering it was sold in 2006 for $620,000. >> still $450,000 sounds like a lot to me. she says there's minimal risk.
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is she right? >> reporter: it helps that she comes into this investment situation with money, but as i said, you look at what this house sold for in 2006. it sold for $620,000. she is going to list it at $450,000 with all these renovations. it's going to have more bedrooms, offer a family more. in that way it is a bargain for the buyer, too. >> but you've got to find a buyer. these days that's not so easy. >> it isn't so easy. that's where the risk comes in. yet. >> alison kosek, thanks. >> bill did not hit the mega millions jackpot. >> it was like flash, boom, instantaneously. >> instead of hitting the jackpot, he was struck by lightning and lived to tell the tale. with her husband unconscious, she had to act meet r immediately. s you want it to. splenda® essentials™ no calorie sweetener with b vitamins, the first and only one to help support a healthy metabolism.
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we asked you to talk back today about gsa and the big scandal over the general services administration. it spent $825,000 for a team-building trip to vegas. the gsa administrator resigned and also the senior staff was fired. we wondered, is that enough? how should gsa employees be held fully accountable? this from jodi. "take it out of their paychex." chris said, "fire all of them and fire upper management, as well." al says, "they should be required to pay all excessive spending." "anyone, regardless who they are, should be held accountable for wasting taxpayers' money. the hypocrisy is rearing its ugly head by nitwits making excuses." thanks as always for your comments.
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stories we are working on in the cnn newsroom. president obama speaks at a luncheon and is expected to explain why congressman paul ryan's gop budget would be bad for the country. vice president joe biden answers questions in a twitter event on college affordability. 8:00 eastern, first lady michelle obama takes her exercise push to the weit loss tv show "the biggest loser." we've got storms to tell you about now. alexandra steele is here. the extreme weather center is back there. you were just there. >> that's right. now we are seeing storms fire up. there is that cold front that is the main weather player and will be all week long lumbering eastward from west to east. ahead of it we've got these storms firing up. here is a look at what we are seeing around dallas. you can see that watch bach. severe thunderstorm watch box in play there until 5:00 tonight. you can see north of it, the biggest threats today, isolated
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tornado, perhaps. we are looking at hail about two inches in diameter. wind gusts 60 to 70 miles per hour at this point. you can see the line of storms moving through. watch that falls moving northeast. hanging together. that's the severe threat. farther north, heavy rain, oklahoma city south and east of that. along the florida panhandle we are seeing rain and also around detroit. those storms dropping south and southeast. storms moving all over the place. what they are doing is following the stationary front. along and ahead of it, there are the two pockets of severe weather today. isolated tornados. the biggest threat hail and some very heavy rain and some gusty winds. in the southeast though, of course, it's the heat that's been the biggest player. that will continue to rule the roost. temperatures five to 25 degrees above average. you can see kind of where that ridge and that trough is. it's along that line where the storms are firing off. very warm conditions today. for tomorrow, really, the same area's in place for severe weather in terms of maybe hail
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and very gusty winds. it's just not progressive. >> such a strange spring. >> it really is. that's the climate change we are seeing. extremes are ruling the roost and what we are seeing, more become the norm. >> it makes me afraid for what next spring will bring. it might be unnaturally cold. >> this global warming is a misnomer. global climate change. colds are colder and warms are warmer. >> thank you, alexandra. how do you lose that record $656 million jackpot and still feel lucky? struck by lightning and live to tell the tale. and i had a heartk right out of the clear blue... he was just... "get me an aspirin"... yeah... i knew that i was doing the right thing, when i gave him the bayer. i'm on an aspirin regimen... and i take bayer chewables. [ male announcer ] aspirin is not appropriate for everyone so be sure to talk to your doctor
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checking stories cross country, vandals flattened the tires on nearly the entire fleet of school buses. 2,500 kids had to scramble for
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other rides home from school. working parents got automated calls asking them to drive their kids to class. in wisconsin, an 80-year-old woman makes a rough landing after her 81-year-old husband slumps over the controls of their small plane. she is not a pilot. she was talked down just as the plane was running out of fuel. sadly, her husband died. she suffered minor injuries. don't tell bill isles he is more likely to be struck by lightning than win the lottery. he knows. not long after buying tickets for the mega millions, he was struck by lightning after ways standing in his backyard talking on a two-way radio. >> flash, boom, instantaneously. i was thrown about four feet that way and my radio went about another two feet ahead of me. my whole body is jerking. it's the strangest thing. >> he didn't win the lottery, but says he still feels like a

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