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accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks were arraigned. and two bodies found in mississippi may be connected to the disappearance of a mother and her three daughters. we'll have more breaking details on the suspect believed to be armed and dangerous. and, later -- ♪ they call me a kill machine ♪ look what this war did to me >> see one soldier that turned his pain into music. how rapping about ptsd saved his life. good morning, everyone. i'm randy kay. the fbi is part of a massive manhunt this morning for a man that they consider to be armed, dangerous, and on the move. authorities have issued an arrest warrant for this man, 35-year-old adam mayes. he is suspected in the abduction of a tennessee mother and her three girls. he is considered a family friend, and neighbors are concerned. >> you know, so i don't know what to think. >> everybody is, like, what is going on?
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they feel there's more going on, but they don't know what. >> there's a lot of questions whether she was abducted or if she just run off on her own. >> adam mayes was last seen may 1st. two unidentified bodies were found there friday by investigators working the case. authorities are trying to determine if either of the bodies is joanne pain or any of her three girls. adrian, alexandra, and kalila were reported messing on april 27th. authorities are afraid the three sisters may be in extreme danger. an amber alert has been issued, and there's a $50,000 reward for information. it was an arraignment that could have been over in minutes, but instead the hearing at guantanamo bay for the five men alaccused of plotting the 9/11 attacks went on for 12 hours. it was not courtroom drama, but courtroom craziness, including one defendant stripping off his clothes. at the center of it all was admitted 9/11 mastermind khalid shake mohammed who refused to speak. here's our pentagon
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correspondent chris lawrence in guantanamo bay, cuba. >> the 9/11 terror suspects turned their arraignment into a chaotic court circus that left the victims' family members stunned. he came in shackled to a chair. later when his attorney is alleging mistreatment, he took off his tunic and exposed his bare chest. the judge scolded him and told him put it back on. ramsey shocked the courtroom by comparing american guards to dead libyan leader muammar gadhafi. he shouted maybe they will kill us and make it look like suicide. khalid shake mohammed, who once boasted he was the mastermind behind the attacks refused to speak or even listen to the hearing through ear phones. one of the mrern defense attorneys came dressed in conservative islamic hijab and chastised the women on the prosecution team for wearing skirts saying the detainees had to avert their eyes to avoid committing a sin just by looking at them. so it went for hours.
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silence and side issues dominating the hearing. the hearing lasted well into the night because one of the defendants demanded that the full list of charges be read against him and that had to be done in both english and arabic. despite some reforms, there are still many critics who say these defendants capital get a fair trial here at a military commission. chris lawrence, cnn, guantanamo bay, cuba. >> chris lawrence, thank you very much. by the end of the turbulent 13-hour arraignment, all five defendants refuse to enter a plea. the next hearing is scheduled for june 12th. this weekend president obama is making his case for re-election. he officially kicked off his campaign with rallies in the key battleground states of ohio and virginia. mr. obama said mitt romney would rubber stamp bad decisions by a republican congress if he is elected in november. >> somehow he and his friends in congress think that the same bad
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ideas will lead to a different result. or they're just hoping that you won't remember what happened the last time we tried it their way. virginia, i'm here to say that we were there. we remember. and we're not going back. we're moving this country forward. >> forward, of course, is the obama campaign's new tag line. the president's next big campaign event is thursday. it is a fundraising dinner at actor george clooney's home. two countries, two major elections worth watching today. voters are heading to the polls in france and in debt-racked greece. in greece they're picking a new parliament. in france, a president. we'll have a live report from paris in just a few minutes. we now know that there are at least 17 accusers in the jerry sandusky case. he is accused of molesting young
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boys. new court filings from his own attorney show that they are now asking for more information on accusers 11 through 17. there were ten alleged victims in the initial criminal charges. the former penn state assistant football coach has pleaded not guilty. controversial boxer floyd mayweather is still perfect, as in 43-0. he remained undefeated with last night's unanimous decision against miguel koto. he said he is the toughest guy he has ever fought. mayweather, who is headed jail in june in a domestic violence case, was guaranteed $32 million for last night's fight, win or lose. i'll have another claimed the title as the top colt for the 138th kentucky derby. it was an amazing day at first. the first derby for the jockey and trainer and, of course, for the horse. another first. i'll have another started on the far outside post, number 19, and for the first time in 138 years
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number 19 was the lucky number. cnn's joe carter has more from the track. >> reporter: in front of a record crowd of 165,000 plus the horse i'll have another passed bodie meister down the back stretch to win the 138th running of the kentucky derby. the horse's other than came up with the clever name because when his wife would ask him if he would like a cookie, he would say yes, i'll have another. the jockey, mario gutierrez, otherwise known as super mario, won his first ever kentucky derby race. the horse was purchased for $35,000. the team walks away after winning the derby with just over $1.4 million. bodie meister finished second. union rags, the prerace favorite finished a disappointing seventh. >> of course, you can't have the derby without all the dramatic hats. there were floppy ones, feathered ones, flowery ones. you can see why the derby is
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also considered one of the best people watching events as well. can't get enough of those hats. don't worry, you'll be seeing more of the horses and the hats. i'll have another will be hitting the track in less than two weeks for the next leg of the triple crown. that is the preakness. so did you see it? the moon put on a spectacular show for all of us last night, and alexandra steele is in for reynolds wolf. >> i'll have another. i loved it. of course, i have been talking about it for days. everyone in my family is, like, we know, we know. we're going to watch the super moon. it was amazing. did you see it? >> i was asleep, but on my way in, yes. i was able to see what was left of it. >> actually, we'll talk about when the best time to see this was, and here's a tease of it, and also, randy, i have some incredible pictures from around the world. that's all coming up. >> looking forward to that. thank you very much. here's a rundown of some stories we're working on for you today. could be the end of the road for
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french president nicolas sarkozy. it's election day in france, and people are predicting a blowout. we'll get a live update from paris coming up. also, legendary investor warren buffett has bad news for homeowners. he is also telling us who will win the november presidential election. plus, as more of our troops return home from war, they're dealing with re-intig grating back into civilian life. one soldier is not only sharing his story, but he is rapping about it. and, finally, two dolphins saved from a tourist trap in turkey are training for their return to the wild. the story coming up on cnn weekend early start. @@
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♪ well, it's a night for a moon dance with the stars up above in your eyes ♪ ♪ a fantabulous night >> it was a fabulous night for a moon dance, right? the super moon was out, and miami certainly a wonderful place to see it on the horizon there. if you had good weather and a clear ki last night, well, you may have caught a glimpse of this. take a look. the super moon. the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. it appeared about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual. alexandra steele is joining me now. this only happens, what, once a year, right?
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>> last year it happened march of 2011. it happens about once a year. incredible pictures. it's so romantic, the whole idea around it all, right? well, let's talk about really why it happens. want to show you some graphics. the key to understanding the super moon and why it happens, what it is is really the coincidence between a full moon and its closest approach to earth. that's where why it appears and seems so big. the key is the orbit. now, it's an eliptical orbit. sometimes it passes closer to the earth than others. one side 30,000 miles closer to the earth than others, you heard randy say. it appears about 14% brighter and 30% bigger. this is the difference between when it's the closest to the earth and see how much smaller it looks when it's furthest away from the earth. it certainly was a cool celestial sight. let me show you pictures from around the world of the super moon that was sent in. thank you so much to all of you. how cool?
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look at this orange glow. keet to really seeing the best and kind of the best illusion is right when it was beginning right at the skyline in the horizon, and then also this morning when it was setting at the horizon. that's when it kind of has the coolest illusion. all right. to beautiful lake wiley in south carolina. thank you so much, beth. we appreciate your pictures. one more shot. we'll go to new sfwleeld. gary gonzalez send this in. he said the kiwis who stopped and wondered at the view, one of the most amazing things that happened. thank you, guys, very much. >> those are incredible. >> i know. it is amazing to see it from all parts of the world. >> it is clear, which is nice. >> for so much of the country a severe weather sandwich is what happened yesterday. it allowed the coast to be clear, and today too as well. here's what we'll see in terms of weather. i'll do weather from the northeast to the southeast. dry skies. clear conditions for the most part, but there is chicago, st. louis. that's the threat for severe storms today. beautiful in the northeast.
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southeast a few storms, but hot in the west coast, randy. could not be nicer. beautiful morning to wake up and look at that gorgeous moon. >> i want to see more pictures later on. alexandra, thank you very much. few jobs and a dismal economy. the u.s.? no. i'm talking about france. nicolas sarkozy is urging voters to give him a second chance, but will they? we're taking you to paris on this big election day there. meineke's personal pricing on brakes.
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>> ike and tina turner, a fiery combo on and off the stage, and on may 6, 1971, the couple received their only gold record for "proud mary." ♪ rolling, rolling, rolling on the river ♪ ♪ i said rolling, rolling >> the song will be ike and tina's biggest hit reaching number four on the billboard 100 chart. 13 years later this would be another triumphant day for tina. she released her comeback single "what's love got to do with it" in 1984, and it climbed to number one, and it won two grammys on this day. in france anger over soaring unemployment could usher nicolas sarkozy out of the presidential palace. voters are casting bat lots in the runoff. mr. sarkozy is facing a tough challenge from socialist francois hollande. good morning to you. what is the mood in paris on this big election day?
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>> reporter: well, i'm here at an outdoor market right on the edge of paris, and nicolas sarkozy, the incumbent president, by the way, used to be the mayor of this city. he just voted minutes ago in the 16th district of the french capital in paris, along with his fwlam russ wife carla bruni. he cast his ballot. it is the runoff. really in about eight hours we're going to know, randy, who the president of france is. will it be nicolas sarkozy, and i'm sure americans are more familiar with him, and the presidential couple. or will it be the challenger, the socialist francois hollande? polls up until now have always given in the last several months francois hollande ahead of nicolas sarkozy in the second round. now, people here in france go out usually with their families to vote on sunday. i was talking about this outdoor market and we're here because it gives us a sense of sort of the mood of what people are saying. you know there's a high turnout in france, randy.
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about 80% of registered voters cast ballots in the first round, which as far as western democracies are concerned, is actually quite high. the big issue for everyone, and you mentioned it, that's unemployment. we're at 10% unemployment in this country. the other big issue is the euro zone debt crisis. it has a huge impact on americans as well. whenever there are concerns about greece or portugal or italy, not able to sort of pay back their debt, it has an impact on the dow jones right there in new york, so this will be the big issue for whoever is elected president today in france. how will they manage this euro zone debt crisis? will it be all about budget cuts, as sarkozy has wanted to implement with his german partners, or as francois hollande, the socialist challenger has said, will it be a little bit more about growth and a little bit less about cutting the budget and making some painful cuts in retirement, for instance, pension, and to end retirement age as well, randy? >> what about it?
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if there is a victory by hollande, a social it's as you said, what would that mean for relations with the u.s., do you think? >> reporter: you know, it's an interesting question because france and the u.s., of course, are partners. they're allies. there have been times in their past where there's been a lot of tension. especially, you'll remember, when it came, for instance, to the iraq war where france famously did not participate in that effort, but the alliance is there, so whoever is elected president, even if it's francois hollande, the socialist candidate, well then the relationship will still be friendly, and there are agreements and pacts in place, and, in fact, the second overseas trip for francois hollande if he is elected this evening will be to the united states. there is a nato summit and a g8 summit that are happening in washington and chicago in just a few weeks. his first will be to berlin because, of course, the franco-german friendship is crucial, and the second will be to the united states if he is elected. that's when he will get to meet
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barack obama, the u.s. president. the one tiny issue between france and the u.s. were there. not exactly on the same page. if it's francois hollande, afghanistan -- he said he wants to withdraw all french troops from afghanistan by the end of this year. nicolas sarkozy, the incumbent has said he will wait until next year. randy. >> it has been an interesting race. things got pretty heated in a debate last week with sarkozy calling hollande a liar. >> reporter: well, what happened is that, yes, it did become personal. you don't feel that these two men like each other on a personal level. it got a bit heated when sarkozy kept using the word lie, and that's where francois hollande said why do you keep using that word? is it something deep within you. even the sex skanldz was brought up about nicolas sarkozy, and francois hollande said why are
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you bringing this up, you're the man named to the head of the imf, the international monetary fund? you have a feeling that these two men on a personal level don't like each other, and this is what a presidential race is all about in democracies because there isn't that much difference in terms of policy between the two candidates. it comes down to who people like or dislike, and many people i have spoken to here who may have voted sarkozy five years ago are telling me that because they dislike this country candidate on a personal level, they're choosing the challenger this time around. we'll see. it will be a big surprise if the incumbent makes it because of all the polling we've seen, yet everything is always possible. >> very well said. holly, thank you so much for the insight on this major election day there in france. thank you. so when was the last time you saw a chihuahua driving a tank? that was one of the whacky
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♪ it's been a hard day's night and i've been world war iiinging like a dog ♪ >> good morning, san francisco. a little bit of the beatles for you this morning. i hope it wasn't too much of a hard day's night for you. i hope you got some rest, and you're waking up on this sunday morning for "weekend early start" here on cnn. let's take a look at a few stories making headlines across the country. people near sacramento, california, are searching for chunks of a meter yore it that crashed to earth and broke up in pieces. they spotted 12 potential
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craters, but they won't say where they are. people say they're looking for the pieces so they can sell them. let's go to orlando. an enormous sinkhole is about to swallow a hole. take a look at that. the family that lives there had to evacuate, and some of their neighbors left too. >> we came outside, and it was just dropping into the hole, and we just yelled get the kids out of the house because it was happening very quickly. it was like a little mini-avalanche inside there. >> a geologist came to help to figure out what to do. a drought is being blamed to help create the sinkhole that is 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep, and, yes, still growing. hundreds of little fur balls paraded their tiny paws through kansas city, missouri, in costume. check these little guys out. some of these chihuahuas were dressed at ballerinas, firecrackers, or army tanks. people were trying to break a world record, but they were about 200 dogs short. there's a little guy in the tank. the event benefitted a local
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animal shelter, but, of course, no chihuahuas are quite as cute and spoiled as my senior producer jason's chihuahua right there. that is zoe and bentley. they are world travellers, these two. you can tell from the pictures there. hollywood, new york. they probably have more sky miles than just about anyone i know. aren't they adorable? yes, jason well, got those little guys on the air. thanks for bringing those pics in. more than 10,000 refugees have settled in the san diego area since 2007. many from iraq. they come for a better life, but finding that american dream can be a challenge. now, one man is helping them adjust and stay motivated with soccer. >> living in iraq during the war was pretty hard. the explosions, the kidnappings. we wanted to come to the u.s. it was like a dream, you know? >> the united states has refugees from iraq, and they are being settingsed in san diego in
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large numbers. when they get here, they're learning a new language. they have to find employment, really in a lot of ways the struggle is just beginning. when my family came from beirut, he was 9 years old. working as a refugee case manager i is saw a lot of kids just idle, alienated. having a normal childhood is something they deserve. i use soccer to motivate refugees to succeed in the united states. viola is an arabic world that means let's go, and it's what we're trying to do here with the kids. >> stay on him. >> we have 200 refugees in our program. these kids come from africa, az yashg and the middle east. their families have endured the same struggle. they realize that they become like brothers and sisters. >> one, two, three, yes. >> soccer is an escape. it's confidence. it's making them feel like they belong, and it's just fun. we use soccer as a hook, and then we have them in our education program.
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>> that's an s. it's a c. >> try to get them on to college. >> friends and they teach me how to speak english. now it's a fun life. >> their families have sacrificed everything for their kids to have a better life. if we can do anything to help them, it's my honor. >> and, remember, of course, you can nominate someone you think is going above and beyond for a cause at cmn heroes.com. a controversial marriage amendment in north carolina has drawn a big name into the debate. we told you all about it yesterday. the controversy and the consequences. well, now bill clinton has a message for voters, and we'll tell you what he is saying.
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welcome back. i'm randy kay. it is half past the hour. a $50,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the capture of a kidnapping suspect this morning. the fbi is part of a massive manhunt this morning for a man that they consider armed and dangerous. authorities have issued an arrest warned for this man. 35-year-old adam mayes. he is suspected in the alleged abduction of a tennessee mother and her three girls. he was considered a family friend with connections to texas, north carolina, south carolina, and florida. neighbors in tennessee are quite concerned. >> a little nervous, edgy, you know? so i don't know what to think of it, man. >> everybody is, like, what is going on? they feel there's more going on, but they don't know what. >> there's a lot of questions whether she was abducted or if she just run off on her own.
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>> adam mayes was last seen may 1st just across the state line in guntown, mississippi. two unidentified bodies were found there on friday by investigators working the case. authorities are trying to determine if either of the bodies is joanne or any of her three girls irks addian, alexandra, and kalia were reported missing on april 22nd. the three sisters may be in extreme danger and possibly en route in arizona. an amber alert has been issued. bill clinton is urging north carolina voters to say no to a controversial state amendment that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. the former president taped an audio message or robo call that will go out to thousands of north carolinians on their phones starting tomorrow. mr. clinton said the amendment would hurt the state's ability to attract jobs and he says that's not all that it will do. >> its passage would also take away health insurance from children and could even take away domestic violence protection from women, so the real effect of the law is not to
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keep the traditional definition of marriage. you have already doggen done that. the real effect of the law will be to hurt families and drive away jobs. >> north carolinians will vote on the amendment on tuesday. it would not only ban same-sex marriage, and also dissolve domestic partnerships and civil unions between everyone. zirchlg the arraignment for the men accused of plotting 9/11 descended into legal chaos at guantanamo bay yesterday. all five defendants refused to answer the judge's questions. one tore off his clothes to show his chest. one fiddled with a paper airplane. their lawyer chastised female prosecutors for wearing skirts. it took more than 12 hours. the defendants deferred entering a plea, and the next hearing now is in june. there are dramatic new images coming to us out of eastern japan. a ferocious tornado has reportedly killed a teenager and destroyed dozens of homes. some 20,000 people are now without power. the twister struck about 37 miles northeast of tokyo.
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it may be six months away, but the presidential election is in focus now for president obama and mitt romney with both men crisscrossing the nation to shore up votes, and it's not just the race for the white house, as one long-time senator finds himself in the middle of a tough re-election battle. paul steinhauser has a preview of the political week ahead. good morning, randy. president barack obama heads to the west coast later this week to bring in big bucks for his campaign. on thursday the president teams up with george clooney for a fundraiser at the hollywood superstars' los angeles home. it could raise millions of dollars for the re-election bid. saturday possibly another example. mitt romney putting his own house in order as he takes on mr. obama in the general election. >> of course, i want all the elements of our party to come together and support me. >> romney speaks at liberty university, the evangelical school founded by the late jerry
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fallwell. the republican nominee had trouble courting voters in the primary, and his mormon faith may have been a contributing factor. meanwhile, the longest serving republican in the u.s. senate is fighting for his political life. tuesday senator dick luger of indiana faces a primary challenge from the state's treasure ir, richard murdock, who is backed by many in the tea party movement. >> john mccain endorsed me. sarah palin endorsed my opponent. make a choice. i choose john. a same-sex marriage amendment is on the ballot in north carolina. randy. >> thank you very much. he is called the oracle of omaha because of his investing skills, and now warren buffett is speaking out on who he thinks is the best man to get the u.s. economy back on track. and on this day in history tragedy in the skies over new jersey. in 1937 when the hin denburg
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>> well, look at that. it is always a beautiful day in my book in new york city. lovely shot there of columbus circle on the edge of central park south. good morning, new york. from wall street to washington billionaire warren buffett is widely respected for his insights on the economy and investing, and now he is weighing in on politics. poppy harlow spoke with buffett at his company's annual meeting. sthoo hey there, randy. when it comes to the staflt u.s. economy everyone wants to hear from legendary investor warren buffett. i had a chance to talk to him in omaha, nebraska at the annual meeting. he told me some key things. he said the housing market in the united states is still in a depression. he also said that even though the buffett rule did not make progress in the senate, he does not believe it's dead because he thinks that too many americans are too upset with income and equality as it stands. now, when i asked him about politics and who would make a better president in this economy, here's what he said.
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>> barack obama or mitt romney? >> i think barack obama. he is my choice. i think the american economy is going to do well in the future. it's for 200 years our system has worked, and we haven't lost the secret sauce. we go off the tracks occasionally. capitalism overshoots. we have bubbles and that sort of thing. in the behind we keep finding ways to unleash more human po tshl. randy, continuing on politics. i did have a chance to speak with buffett about super pacs and the impact they've had on this election. he told me, quote, they are terrible for us and they lead to a -- he said he will not donate to a super pac. some of the highlights from the interview. you can see all of it on cnn money, but an interesting chance to hear from war enbuff oat the state of the u.s. economy and a presidential election. >> poppy harlow in nebraska, thank you very much. also, warren buffett has released his prognosis for
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prostate cancer. he called the issue a "nonevent." he has yet to publicly reveal his choice for a successor. andy warhol once said that in the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes. this week, sadly, this new jersey woman is getting her 15 minutes. the super tanned mother is accused of bringing her 6-year-old daughter to a tanning bed. her bizarre looks and love of tanning is ripe for the picking from the folks at "saturday night live." >> joining us now the tanning mom, patricia kroensel. [ laughing ] >> hello, seth. sorry about all the smoke. i just came from the -- >> tanning salon. >> yeah. >> patricia, how do you answer the allegations that you brought your child into a tanning bed
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with you? >> seth, i would never bring a 5-year-old into a tanning bed. tanning beds should only be used by responsible adults because you may not know this, seth, some people overtan. >> but you're not over tanned? >> oh, no. this -- this is just a base tan so i don't burn this summer. you know what, i got to get out of here. i can feel myself getting paler every second. i have to show you this trick. >> piece of bread, put it between my thighs. toast. >> wow. that was a little much, but all jokes aside, patricia has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment charges. she said she only brought her 6-year-old to the salon, but never actually let her into a tanning booth. everyone has a unique way of healing from difficult situations. some people write. some people get therapy. this soldier raps. ♪ they trained me to kill you loirnz they call me a kill machine ♪ ♪ look what this war did to me
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>> wait until you hear veteran soldier hart's new mission next. ♪
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many of our nation's troops have known nothing but war for the past decade, and as combat operations continue to wind down, more will face the daunting task of reintig rating back into civilian life. when the sergeant baralaro left the army in 2010, he felt lost. he was diagnosed with severe ptsd, so to cope he turned to music. ♪ ♪ they sent me far away ♪ they trained me to kill to fight ♪ ♪ i served hard
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didn't complain yeah, did my job ♪ ♪ now i'm back home and my life is hard ♪ >> under the stage name soldier hard, he raps about his missions in iraq, his thoughts on war, and how it all changed him, but it also helped him find a new mission, supporting our troops and veterans. jeff baralarro joins me from san francisco. nice to have you on the show this morning. you have an interesting story about enlisting in the army not once, but actually twice. can you share a bit of how that happened with us? >> yes. first off, thank you for having me. i really appreciate it. yeah, at first ever since i was a little kid i knew what i was going to be. i knew i wanted to be a soldier in the united states army, so directly after high school i enlisted, and i served four years, made some bad decisions after those times, and i went awol. i left. you know, i went absent without leave. i was immediately discharged out of the united states army, and after 9/11 the events of 9/11 i
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knew i had friends that was out deployed, you know, serving our country, and i felt really guilty for what i did, so what i did, i tried to get back into the united states army. they accepted it and let me get back into the army, and within six months i was out in iraq and serving for operation iraqi freedom. that's how that happened. >> you wrote and recorded your first album on a deployment in iraq, right? >> yes. definitely. i recorded my -- the deployment album live from iraq and in my little area and i had a little microphone, had a little -- the basic equipment that i needed in order to record music, so that's what i did, and it was my escape. you know, it was my escape from the harsh realities that we faced out there as war fighters. loofr people went to the gym and left weights and went to the movies. mine was music. if anyone wanted to find me, they knew i was recording, making music. >> as i mentioned, you were
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diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. what led to that? >> i didn't think i had it, actually. i got out in july of 2010, and i started to notice that i wasn't the same person that i once was. i always found myself by myself. i enjoyed not being around anybody. being angry a lot of the times, and finally six months later because i thought it was going to just go away, but it didn't. it just got worse. what i did is i went to the v.a. and that's when through time three doctors diagnosed me with severe post traumatic stress disorder. >> we had a chance to listen to some of your music, and some of your songs are extremely emotional and they're really personal. i want to play just a quick clip from road to recovery which you wrote about your battle with ptsd. let's listen to that for just a moment. ♪ they trained me to kill, yeah, they call me a kill machine ♪ ♪ snou now i'm out. look what this war did to me ♪
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♪ i keep fighting because i need to change ♪ ♪ i know i'm getting down the side ♪ ♪ i want to be like i used to. i want to smile and laugh like i used to ♪ ♪ i walk alone by myself, don't speak, i don't know you ♪ ♪ i just really want to get away and keep popping percuset pills to take the pain away ♪ ♪ no one understands me or care enough about me ♪ >> you can really feel the pain that you are feeling in that song. you sing about using the prescription drugs to cope with your feelings and even having thoughts of suicide. how much did music really help you? you said it was a great outlet for you. >> oh, it saved my life. it absolutely saved my life because like i said, when i create music, i totally front of about how i was feeling, you know, and it really motivated me as my therapy, and i know there's a lot of war fighters and a lot of veterans out there that is going through the same
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thing, and so i wanted to turn something negative into a positive and hopefully it can help other troops out there and other veterans out there who are feeling the same way as i was. >> we're actually simulcasting right now with the american forces network, and i would like to know if you have a message that you would like to send to the troops watching our show right now. >> yes, definitely. first off, i want to thank every single one of the war fighters out there for their service to this beautiful country of ours. also, i would love to be out there with you guys right now. i really would. but thank you. thank you for your service. anybody want to contact me, i run my website by myself. just go to soldier hard.com and just talk to me. i respond back. i'm here for you just like you're here for all of us. >> jeff. thank you so much where are thank you for all you've done, and i think it's great what you are doing to help yourself and others as well. thank you again. >> thank you.
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well, it became a huge hit for the folks at nbc, but after ten years "friends" aired its final episode on this day in 2004. more than 51 million people tuned in to say good-bye to ross, rachel, chandler, monica, phoebe, and, of course, joey. well, it's not quite "free willy" but pretty close. it is the story of two dolphins living in their own filth all for the enjoyment of tourists. now they are close to completing a near impossible return to the wild. cnn's ivan watson introduces us to the dolphins and their saviors. >> reporter: meet tom and misha. two bottle-nose dolphins on a remarkable journey. originally captured in the wild and now after years in captivity they're about to get their freedom. >> what we're trying to do is right a wrong. we're trying to bring them back
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and give them an opportunity to be wild again. >> hi, thomas. >> reporter: tom and misha first attracted the attention of animal rights activists two years ago. they were being kept at this turkish resort where tourists paid to swim with the dolphins in a shallow, filthy pool. >> the bioload and fecal material were building up on the bottom, and it was a stagnant swimming pool basically, so they were limited to their own feces. >> activists successfully campaigned to rescue the dolphins and brought them to this sea pad off of the turkish coast. for more than a year the animals have been in the care with a team with the wildlife conservation group, born free, led by marine mammal expert jeff foster. >> it's like taking your dog. basically for years you have trained these animals to interact with people and to depend on people, and then we have to retrain them to be wild. >> one of the biggest challenges has been teaching these dolphins how to hunt for their own food.
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>> literally thousands of fish in the pen, and they would just look at them because they're so used to being hand fed in a captive situation that they didn't recognize fish as a food source. >> reporter: but now tom and misha sorm salt and flip like pros in pursuit of their prey. they'll be fitted with satellite trackers in a couple of days so that foster can monitor these animals after their release. >> your dream for this guy when he is released is what? >> is a lifetime in the wild. if possible. >> their biggest danger in the wild will come from human beings, from their fishing nets, their motor boat engines and propellers and from the pollutants that pull out of cities like this. from the very same species that have held them captive and that have fed them for years. ivan wautszon, cnn, istanbul. remember, i said this was a lot like the movie "free willy." the killer whale was named kiko.
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