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zero. and liftoff -- we had a cut-off. >> space launch failed. the first mission by a private company is aborted as spacex dragon rocket suffer as problem. international baby adoptions, as a heart wrenching story sheds lights on the struggles of overseas adoption we put the baby business in focus. how many people liked facebook's initial public offering, we break down the social network's newest circle of friends. we start with that glitch in the space plan. >> 4, 3, 2, 1, 0. and -- >> that is the dragon spacecraft on the launch pad at cape canaveral, i didn't get off the ground. john zarella joins me this morning from miami. good morning, john. you know what happened here,
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tell us. >> reporter: yeah, randi, george stiller goes and lift off, the question in his voice, it doesn't go anywhere. history on hold right now. dragon, the falcon 9 rocket with the dragon capsule on board, the spacex commercial vehicle attempting to be the first commercial company to actually r rendezvous with the space station. a chamber pressure is what they are saying in one of the nine engines on the vehicle, apparently a little out of whack, a little too high, they all have to be in balance or you will have problems when you get off the ground. so bottom line is they shut it down, and they probably will be able to try this again on the 22nd, about the same time in the very early morning hours.
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>> john, tell us a little about it. this was a historic mission, what exactly was the mission? >> reporter: hugely historic, what nasa had done, remember, they decided they didn't have the money to continue flying space shuttles with crews and cargos to the international space station and to build a big new rocket and spacecraft to take humans to an asteroid or mars. nasa said we'll let commercial companies do the low earth orbit stuff. spacex is the first company ready take that next step, there are several vying to do this. they are the first ready to start carrying cargo, this is an unmanned vehicle, to the international space station, and eventually to take u.s. astronauts. remember, right now the russians are the only game in town. our astronauts for the next three or four years, at least, will be flying on russian spacecraft to the international space station, so hugely
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important they get these flights right and they start flying cargo, and then eventually humans to the space station or for the foreseeable future the u.s. is relying on russia. >> they will try again on the 22nd? >> i believe the 22nd i think:0k at 3:44 a.m., eastern time. early wake up call again. >> oh, yes, you will be in the hot seat again. john zarella, nice to see you, thank you. >> sure. also this morning, a blind chinese human rights activist who hid out at the u.s. embassy may be on his way to the u.s. chen guangcheng and his wife and family are waiting to escape to the u.s. after a lot of diplomatic back and forth, china agreed to let him leave the country. he has been invited to study at new york university. the hunt for a man accused
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of killing his bride on their wedding night has moved to mexico. that is where the fbi believes arnoldo jiminez has fled. his parents live in mexico. has been a week since he stabbed his new bride in his illinois apartment. she was found in the bathtub. his phone was tracked to the texas-mexico border and he's charged with first degree murder. president obama kicks off a major international gathering at camp david in a couple hours, hosting the leaders of the other g-8 nations in maryland with the european financial crisis front and center on the agenda. the stakes are high. the leaders are working on plans to head off further trouble in the eurozone. protesters are gathered in chicago for sunday's nato summit, afghanistan is expect tobd one of the main points of discussion there. donna summer's family wants to clear the air about the singer's death.
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♪ i'd love to love you baby >> she died thursday at the age of 63. her family says it was lung cancer, but donna summer wasn't a smoker, the family says the cancer wasn't related to smoking. the family wanted to quell rumors surrounding her cause of death, they also say details are between them and the doctors. the much-anticipated facebook ipo couldn't pull the stock more ket out of the -- market out of the slide. when trading started, the stock jumped 23 cents over $38 price, it still netted facebook around $18 billion. all three major indices notched the worst week of the year. the dow closed down 3.5%. a run down of stories we're working on, witnesses in the trayvon martin case, paint a conflicting picture of what happened on the night the florida teen was killed. you'll hear what they have to
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say. then, a 300 pound alligator picks a highway ditch to take a break and not too happy when this guy decides it's time for the gator to take a hike. a manhunt in atlanta for a school bus sniper, we'll take you to the scene for a live report. >> 150 years ago one of the largest civil war prison camps, today we are learning what life was like inside camp lofton. we want to say good morning to atlanta, look at that, city is waking up, lights are on, beautiful sky, glad you're with us. you're watching early start weekend. w the carrots i grow make that new stouffer's steam meal so tasty. actually, the milk from my farm makes it so creamy, right dad. dad can see... boys! don't you think stouffer's steam perfect bag should get some credit? my carrots. my milk. [ female announcer ] new from stouffer's. farmers' harvest steam meals taste so good we'll bet the farm on it.
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we may be getting a clear picture what happened the night george zimmerman shot trayvon martin. new details were released this week, 183 pages of evidence. the details leave us with lots of new questions. >> reporter: the first bit of ambiguous evidence, these pictures, george zimmerman who says he killed trayvon martin in self-defense, told investigators trayvon attacked him and slammed his head in the concrete. if that's true, are these wounds consistent with a head hitting pavement? documents show zimmerman had abrasions to his forehead,
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bleeding and tenderness in his nose and small laceration to the back of his head. if it was so bad, why didn't zimmerman go to the hospital? he declined to be transported to the hospital even after he told officers his head hurt and that he felt light-headed. and there's this. if there was a prolonged struggle, would zimmerman's dna be on trayvon martin's hands? an analysis of scrapings from under the teenager's finger nails did not contain any of zimmerman's dna. but the autopsy done on martin does show a cut, a one quarter by one eighth inch small abrasion on the left fourth finger, an indication he might have been punching zimmerman. the first neighbor to encounter zimmerman after the shooting found him winded. >> he was having a hard time cause he -- looked like he had gotten his butt whooped, so he was a little bit more of a, you know, not shock but like just getting up type of thing. >> there is also this,
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unanswered question. as the two men fought, who was it neighbors heard yelling for help? in a 911 call, a sergeant counted a man yelling "help or help me" 14 times in 38 seconds. >> listen to the 911 call you can hear someone yelling in the background. >> help! >> you think he's yelling help? the discovery documents show competing versions of the events. of those who say they heard the struggle, some told police they thought they heard a young boy screaming for help. one witness, witness 6 as he's called in the documents, thought it was the voice of a grown man. >> there was a black male with a black hoodie on top of either a white guy or now i found out that i found out that he was a hispanic guy with a red sweatshirt on the ground. >> the fbi audio analysis was inconclusive, they couldn't determine whose voice it was
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during the extreme emotional state of the person yelling but overlapping voices. the fbi said there was an insufficient voice quality on the recording. and what about that racial slur zimmerman a white hispanic, allegedly used when describing trayvon? >> the back entrance. >> fbi analysis released thursday said they could not definitively identify the word zimmerman used due to weak signal level and poor recording quality. that word is key to rate shall discrimination argument and legal experts say without definitive evidence he used a slur the chances zimmerman might be charged with a federal hate crime diminish. an interview also part of the discovery with one of the zimmerman's former coworkers says something else. the man said zimmerman is a racist and bully. >> i was portrayed like the i don't know if you ever watched comedy, this guy is called ahmed
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the terrorist? >> no. >> okay, so a little guy, has a weird voice and -- that was me in the story so the story turned my accent to no! i kill you! >> okay. >> he kept going and going. >> and finally the question of drugs in trayvon martin's system. in his 911 call, just before the shooting, zimmerman indicated the teenager looked like he was on drugs on something. even though we now know trayvon's blooded had thc in it, that may not mean he was high. one tox i could gist said it can linger for diays. dr. drew says marijuana doesn't make someone more aggressive. with the new details released this week you think we would be closer to learning the truth. the one thing we know for sure a
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single gun shot fired straight into the chest of trayvon martin killed him. >> and george zimmerman is charged with second degree murder, he pled not guilty claims it was self-defense. he is currently out on bond. texting while walking, becoming a huge problem in some cities. look at this guy walking right into a bear because he is so focused. he is so focused on his phone, is it time to crack down on distracted walkers? you'll get your chance to weigh in. plus, a scientist tries to capture a 300 pound gator, the wild reptile wasn't going without a fight. meineke's personal pricing on brakes.
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seeing it in the ditch. they captured it the very brave scientist is okay. today the preakness stakes in maryland. the runner up in the derby is favored to win the race starts tonight at 6:00 eastern. a man in kentucky bought everything in a kmart that was closing and donating it to charity. rankin paynter paid $20,000 was going to sell it all and changed his mind. most of it is winter clothing. >> it will mean the needy this fall will not go cold. and they won't go hungry. >> he once was so poor he couldn't afford shoes and now a successful jeweler. here is advice for you if you're known to text while you walk, watch out, because it can be dangerous and even deadly. and also expensive.
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more and more communities are starting to fine people for careless walking. just this week, fort lee, new jersey starting fining people $85 if they are caught. other cities are taking a kinder approach putting signs reading "look up" on sidewalks. just as an example, remember this video, a woman texting and walked in a mall's fountain, all caught on the camera. maybe this video of the guy walking up on a hungry 400 pound black bear, while just texting. in los angeles last month. didn't see the bear until it was right on him. we want to know what you think should cities fine people for texting while walk something tweet me and we'll read comments on the air keep them coming. adopting from outside the u.s., we're putting that in focus, it can be more expensive and more trouble so why do thousands of parents still choose to do it? we'll ask one of them.
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welcome back. going outside the u.s. to build a family, some would-be parentsare willing to put up with the hassle and high cost for a child to call their own. in 2010, 53,000 children were adopted. for international adoptions that was 10,000 last year. it has fallen since 2004. the difference in cost can be substantial. these are the high end numbers, more than $40,000 for domestic adoptions. more than $64,000 for international adoptions. but for some going outside america's borders makes more
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sense. theona hall adopted two children, one from china and another country. why did you go outside the u.s. to adopt? >> that was simple, i had a friend who adopted three children from china, i know they had a proven process. after i got a divorce i knew i wanted a family she steered me in that direction. it was nothing more than that. before you adopted graham you got far in the adoption process from what i understand for another little boy in nepal, only to have him yanked away from you but you saw he was going to be yours, correct? >> that is absolutely correct. i blame the agency for that, actually. they gave me a picture of a little boy and said this is your son and matched me to him and quite candidly the day after the check cleared they said he might not be yours because they changed the government, so we're going to hang tight. i said how do we advocate for this child?
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i was devastated i found out they had given the child my picture and told him he had a mommy and he was going to school, one of the parents said he was going to school and then game on, i had to take it on myself. i went to nepal to fight for that child. >> you had spent money, you didn't only invest emotionally but financially as well. >> we had no concept of the living conditions, it was awful. medical care, a child who ended up passing away i got him a nurse to take care of him before he did. furnished the whole orphanabge, it was a donation of goods, but stocked kitchens with food. something you just don't believe until you see it. >> did you ever find out what happened to him? >> i fought for him. i fought for him all the way through the process. as a matter of fact, he has a family in italy and the mother and i are in touch.
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>> that is great news. >> i have a picture of him getting off the plane in milan, italy, where his ears are touching behind his head he's smiling so hard. >> that is a wonderful end. between nepal and china which gave you a harder time in terms of trying to adopt? china was smooth sailing, the agency is in business 20 years, except for the wait time, about the government, not the agency. nepal, my friends will tell you china was an adoption, nepal was a rescue, it was you didn't know what would happen until the last minute. it's a six year story i don't think i could tell it to you in this segment. incredible pain, incredible pain we went through. >> you mentioned six years, how long did each adoption take for you and how much did each cost you? >> the one, china ended up between five and six years, nepal, 5 1/2 years before it was
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done. as far as cost they are regulated i made sure we stuck to the law as far as what was on the adoption itself. this is outside expenses, lawyers had to manage agencies, in nepal to manage the government, to answer your question, dchina was simple, $23,000, nepal, i stopped counting at 80. you see problems with international adoptions, one of the stories has to do with this case out of guatemala, a woman says her child was abducted in 2006 and sold to an international adoption agency and this unknowing family in missouri adopted this child, this little girl and now there is an international fight to get her back in guatemala. do you -- guatemala is one of those countries that has cut off some international adoptions to the u.s. do you see that kind of thing happening, is that something
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that families in the u.s. should worry about? >> the way i look at it the process is so flawed, so broken it's hard to validate that information, that is the real challenge. marry that with the fact this is the land of opportunity these children and international adoptions can get a u.s. citizenship have won the adoption lottery. you don't know who to trust. desperate people in these countries will do desperate things. >> in terms of an agency, what kind of i guess advice do you have for anybody, how do you know what sort of agency to use? >> i tell you what, that is the biggest challenge i had. many, many agencies were flawed. so my advice to them is do your due diligence and recognize at the end of the day they do the paperwork you have to fight for yourself. there is two reasons why graham finally came home to me. my friend kim and fred had an international group of waiting
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families, that we connect and got put together a plan, we all went after our own embassies and say you have to do something in nepal. the only embassy that didn't rise to the occasion was our own. richard burr of north carolina, senator richard burr, a special place in heaven, he got my son out. >> how are graham and audrey? >> fabulous. they bonded together, it's just a wonderful ending to a horrible tragic story. >> we have an adorable picture of them with the two dogs i see. they holook like they are bondi. they get along? >> that picture is number 997 out of 1000, that is a moment in time. >> listen, they are adorable and fiona you've done a wonderful thing, my hat off to you. fiona hill, thank you very much. >> thank you so much, have a
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great day. >> two families, one of them here, one of them in guatemala, both laying claim to the same little girl, whatever the outcome, one family will be torn apart forever, that story when we continue our focus on adoption at 7:15 eastern time this morning. shipwrecked on a remote island, three stranded fishermen survived on seaweed and clams for ten days. wait until you find out who came to their rescue. look at the car! my dad's gonna kill me dude... [ male announcer ] the security of a 2012 iihs top safety pick. the volkswagen passat. that's the power of german engineering. right now lease the 2012 passat for $209 a month. and she's looking directly at your new lumia, thank you at&t.
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the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. it is about half past the hour welcome back i'm randi kaye. thanks for starting your day with us. look at the morning headlines. a blind chinese activist is on his way to the u.s. chen guangcheng and his wife and two children arrived in beijing for a flight to new york. he hit at the u.s. embassy for several days after fleeing house arrest last month. >> 2, 1, 0.
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and lift off -- we've had a cut off. lift off did not occur. >> you are looking at the spacex falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad at cape canaveral in florida. the early morning launch was scrubbed because of a technical glitch. a private company was about to make history by launching the rocket to the international space station, another attempt could happen tuesday. alabama's governor says changes to the state's controversial anti-illegal immigration law will make it simpler and clearer. the governor signed the legislation yesterday critics say the changes are just window dressing and the law discriminates. the justice department is challenging the law in court as uns contusional. incredible story of survival at sea. three men on a fishing trip when their boat capsized over canada's pacific coast. they paddled eight miles to a
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remote island. lived on clams and seaweed for ten days, until a passing sailor in his 70s spotted them and rescued them, amazing. the kennedy family is gathering for the funeral of robert f. kennedy, jr.'s estranged mary richardson kennedy hanged herself. her siblings plan a private memorial service in new york. $83 million in presidential cash, that is how much president obama and mitt romney raised in april. how are they using the money in on tv ads. paul steinhouser has more on the competing commercials. >> have you wondered what mitt romney would do on his first day in the white house? >> president romney approves the
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keystone pipeline, creating thousands of jobs that obama blocked. president romney introduces tax cuts and reforms that reward job creators, not punish them. express dent r replaces obama care with health care reform, that is what a romney presidency will be like. >> the ad which hit stations yesterday, is the first general election spot by romney and pretty much stays positive. it seems right now romney is letting others do the dirty work on tv. >> the agenda promised so much. >> we must help millions of homeowners facing foreclosure. >> promise broken. one in five mortgages are still under water. >> that is a new ad by independent group crossroads, spending big bucks to run the spot. >> his mother got him up before dawn to do school work. she knew what it meant for his future, with hard work and student aid, his life was
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transformed. >> president obama's reelection team is staying positive. >> he doubled funding for college grants, capped federal student loan payments, passed the largest college tax credit ever. >> this new spot began hitting tv stations yesterday, part of a huge ad by this month by the reelection team. but they, as well as an independent pro-obama group, are spending some money to attack romney. we'll interrupt that story we want to bring you to the spacex story, they tried to make history as the first private company to launch a space mission. we showed you the attempted launch. nasa is holding a press conference let's listen in. >> it's a go, we need to make sure the range is available, we don't have the 23rd with the range. >> alan? >> right so we're looking at the additional launch opportunities this 22nd looks good, that was
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pre-planned. the 23rd looks like it's a good date from the trajectory, and the station crew says they are ready to support, so we believe we'll have a good day on the 23rd and a couple days after that that look like it's a good period. so we're ready to support when spacex is ready to go. >> all right. we'll take some questions now, please be sure to give your name and affiliation when you get the microphone. and we'll start here in the front with marsha. >> marsha dennis, associated press. i think you said in the opening remark when did the clock start -- stop, when was the abort actually called? >> t-minus .5 seconds. >> up until that, all nine engines were firing as they were supposed to? engine five was increasingly
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-- engine five was trending high. but it hit the abort limit at t-minus .5. all other engines were right on. we compared this data to the static fire data as well and that is one of the reasons why we aborted. >> was there anything seen on five during the test fire? >> no, rock solid. >> you have been listening to a little bit of press conference being held by nasa at cape canaver canaveral. we can tell you it looks like they will attempt again on the 22nd, possibly the 23rd, looking at both days just in case. sounds like with landfall a second left to go it was aborted. everything seemed to be working well except trouble with engine five before that. half a second left and they had to abort. one of the most important civil war discoveries in years found right here in georgia. we'll take you to the prison camp undisturbed for nearly 150 years.
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welcome back. nearly 150 years after it was left behind, a newly discovered prison camp in georgia is giving historians a unique look in the life of prisoners in the civil war. reynolds wolf joins me to talk about it. you got to visit the camp? >> got my hands dirty. >> most incredible thing, it was undisturbed? >> it was, that within itself is a rarity. when you think about civil war camps or sites like gettysburg, millions of people have picked over them, taken a look at this, turned over a lot of soil, this truly is a rarity and what they were able to find at this specific site in south georgia truly was amazing. >> reporter: deep in the georgia woods, archeologists are revealing a proes pristine and complete civil war prison ever discovered. each shovel full of dirt brings them closer to telling a story
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150 years in the making. >> it is a unique site, there really aren't any more of those. >> this is camp lawton, a confederate civil war prison. >> if we were here 150 years ago you would be standing in a recently cleared field surrounded by a wall of 12, 15 foot high. there was pigeon roosts guard towers all around that exterior of the stockade, within the stockade itself, there was what was called a deadline, to cross it was death. >> reporter: lawton was for the brief time the largest prison camp in the civil war. slaves built it in 1864 to ease overcrowding of the andersonville prison. as general sherman began his march to the sea. >> a lot of them didn't know they were leaving when they left they would not have taken the time to gather their equipment. >> reporter: this discovery
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happened by accident. >> kevin said he was looking for a thesis project. i said it will be easy we won't find anything you'll get it done in a hurry and move on and get your master's. >> reporter: kevin chapman took on the project and using water colors painted by a former prisoner stumbled on the site. >> on the very first day of the survey, we within about 20, 30 minutes, found a u.s. large cent. to find one of those meant the site was fairly pristine. >> what is this here? this is a stain in the soil. as you can see, it is square shaped, and that is exciting to us because nature doesn't do square. this stain right here could be possibly where a timber was cut and squared off, and sunk in the ground and deteriorate and left a trace for to us find today. >> reporter: each shovel full unearths a new discovery, buttons a key, picture frame a
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pipe from scotland, coin fr argentina, treasures that belonged to prisoners so far from home. what have you learned about the people, anything that surprised you? >> absolutely. the amount of ingenuity we're seeing in the artifacts, their will to survive. the leaves of society they develop within their environment. this site is the little people, the men who fought on the front lines the men whose name didn't get recorded by history. that is what we're doing is telling their story. >> that was an incredible story. so i'm just curious how rare is it to find a civil war site that hasn't been looted? >> almost impossible. when it comes to american history, americans love history, one of the things that is popular is civil war history. when there is a site, a lot of people get metal detectors, scour the site and want to find artifacts. many places are combed through. >> is it a target? >> i think it might be they are
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watching it carefully. they are trying to keep as many artifacts as they can, they should have a great place for people to visit in 20, 30 years. >> what was the most interesting thing. >> the most compel thing artifacts belonged to a young man, in the prime of his life, the nightmare of a situation he was going through, the connection, here we are 150 years later but you have the one item that connects you in the past. >> amazing. thank you, reynolds. students and parents in one georgia neighborhood on edge after a man takes aim at a school bus. what police are doing to find him.
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a terrifying end to the school year for a community just southeast of atlanta where a man pointed a rifle at a passing school bus. george howell is in hampton, georgia, george, good morning. where does the police investigation stand and how are parents reacting? >> reporter: randi, what we've seen in the neighbor hood has been a great deal of police presence, like this mobile command center set up in the neighborhood. this will continue through the weekend. it doesn't matter who you talk to in the neighborhood, everyone is taking the threat against a school bus seriously. on the last day of school in clayton county, georgia this is the last thing any parent wanted to see at a school bus stop but the heavy police presence here since a man pointed this rifle at a school bus, comes as welcome news to many. >> there is the helicopter right there. over your neighborhood. are you surprised by that? >> i have pen seeing it all week i'm happy to see it each morning i'm out here.
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>> reporter: from an eye in the sky to dozens of squad cars on the streets, clayton county police ee slins moved in the neighborhood after the threat was reported monday. their main focus to keep close watch of grade school students as they make their way to and from school and reassure parents. >> a little nervous, i have two kids in the clayton county school system, nervous and scared. >> what is protocol as far as taking the kids to the school bus, i see you're out here. >> i'm out here and watching my children as they get on and off the bus. >> witnesses spart spotted the man in this neighborhood monday crouched down in a backyard pointing a rifle at a school bus. police say one of the witnesses yelled at the suspect, he dropped his rifle and note pad with information on it that investigators are looking into and took off on foot. another witness gave chase, the police say the suspect pulled a hand gun any closer to finding
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this person? we had a loft information come in we're working several leads and hoping that will lead to a suspect. but right now, we don't have a suspect. >> as police talk with neighbors to determine a description of the man they are looking for the clayton county school district suspended all outdoor activity as a precaution. >> how do police patrols help you with the school district situation? >> it builds confidence not only for the school district but confidence in the community as well. >> as bus drivers make their final rounds, people here hope pot trol-- patrols continue unt the gunman is caught. police are backing off descriptions, they are working to put together a composite sketch of the person they are looking for, randi. >> george howell in hampton, georgia, thank you very much. >> the cdc is sounding the
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good morning here are stories that may have been off your radar, starting with a new warning from the centers for disease control. if you're a baby boomer the cdc wants you to get tested for hepatitis c. of the three million americans living with the disease an overwhelming 75% are baby boomers. many don't know they have it. health officials say it can go undetected for years and lead to serious liver damage. but if caught in time, new
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veilable treatments can cure up to 75% of infections. virgin atlantic will soon allow passengers flying from london to new york to talk and text on their cell phones in flight. it's teaming up with aero mobile to offer the service, limited to six users at a time but no dialing up in the u.s. air space. that is because in-flight phone calls are against the law. virgin hopes to expand it by year's end. not every day you see something like this fall near your home, a missile. it put people in kileen, texas on edge. >> fort hood say a helicopter dropped it during a training exercise. there is an investigation going on to see how and why the missile detached. guess it wasn't her day, a woman on her way to work crashes
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into a moose. >> did you have a hoof print on your face? right up there. >> but it's what happened after the accident that may leave you scratching your head. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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this is an incredible story a woman survived after hitting a moose so hard that it peeled back the roof of her car like a tin can. but what she did next is the truly amazing part. here is jeanne moos. >> reporter: what's black and blue and has fur all over? a canadian motorist who hit a moose, lost all memory of the accident and drove the car like this 25 miles. to arrive at work on time. coworker cindy paulson came
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running. >> i said michelle, what happened? she said nothing. she asked me if i was okay and i said yeah, why wouldn't i be? >> reporter: blood streaming down her swollen head. >> michelle you were in an accident. she said no, i wasn't. >> reporter: when she turned and saw the car, the one she stepped out of -- >> i was devastated to see the state my car was in. >> reporter: next stop, the hospital. michelle higgins has two broken bones in her neck and bruises galore. >> reporter: did you have a hoof print on your face? >> right up. the the there. >> reporter: she called it a scuff mark. the moose was dead. she was driving from home to her job as a behavior therapist. she rounded a bend and struck the moose. peeling back the top of the car. officials told her -- >> if i was an inch taller it
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would have taken the top of my head off. >> reporter: she has no memory of driving the next 25 miles. stopping at red light, makes lefts and rights. >> exactly. i made two lefts and a right. >> reporter: michelle says the memory loss really bothers her. >> i lost $5 a few years ago that still drives me crazy. now i lost my mind. >> reporter: a pair of pedestrians came forward confirm theg s ing they saw her driving by. >> she never may go down memory lane but she is happy. >> i'm happy and breathing. >> reporter: there was moose fur all over the car. >> that was in my bag. >> reporter: in your purse? >> yes. >> reporter: michelle bagged a moose. jeanne moos, cnn. >> you can hand it in handfuls. thanks for starting your morning with us, much mo

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