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tonight he heads to chicago for a meeting of nato leaders. europe's economic crisis and the impact it could have on the u.s. is a big focus of today's g-8 talks. here is what the president had to say as the summit got under way. >> this morning we're going to be spending a lot of time on economic issues. obviously the eurozone will be one topic. all of us are absolutely committed to making sure that both growth and stability and fiscal consolidation are part of an overall package all of us have to pursue. >> cnn's brianna keilar at camp david. the eurozone crisis entering year three. you can see watching the arrival of the leaders it is. it's top priority for them. >> that's right.
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we saw angela merkel arrive greeted by president obama. he basically asked her, fred, how are you doing. she kind of shrugged and he said you have a lot on your mind. it's tough. europe is at a crossroads. you heard president obama saying this morning in that sound bite there is sort of pushing what he thinks a solution may be for europe. that is as europe has done a lot of belt tightening, cutting government programs, it hasn't seen a lot of economic growth. he's pushing more of a balanced approach, a more stimulus, not quite what the u.s. has done, which is a huge infusion of cash really but figuring out some way to stimulate economic growth in europe because there's this worry there's going to sort of spill over into the u.s. president obama really looking to some other nations like the new president of france who supports a more balanced approach to put pressure on germany, the biggest economy of the eurozone leading wait on
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this but under a lot of pressure to change directions at this point, fred. >> brianna, president hollande among the players on the scene. one player missing, newly minted russian president vladimir putin. what's happening there? why is he not there? >> he's not here, fred, because he is -- this is the official word -- still cementing his cabinet. it's represented. there's issue russia and u.s. and other security council nations don't see eye so too sigh on, iran and syria, more syria. there's a lot to talk about. it's looked at as a snub. i look at it like this. imformalizing his cabinet, it's kind of like if you're asked on a date and you say you have to wash your hair. president obama is not going to the apec in russia in september. so there's a little bit of a
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frosty relationship going on right now between russia and the u.s. >> however, brianna, they will carry on at camp david. we have live images of the president of the united states and angela merkel by his side. we saw leaders of the uk, japan, italy, canada. as you mentioned, russia not there, getting ready to descend upon stairs there as they make their way for the traditional class photo there at the g-8 summit there at camp david. all dressed in their leisurely, relaxed attire, very sitting with the kind of rustic atmosphere of camp david there, brianna. however, while they look very cavalier and casual, they are getting down to that serious business you are underscoring. >> reporter: yeah, they have a lot of work to do. that's really why president obama changed the venue. it was initially supposed to be in chicago, and he changed it to have a more intimate setting. this is kind of different.
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when i went to the g-8 in france, i felt like this big flashy convention. you had leaders stealing time to talk at the side of the convention. here they can talk, take a walk in the woods if they want to. it's certainly informal. you can see that by what they are wearing. they are dealing with business. they are doing that as well with nato. some of these leaders will be going to the nato. they will talk about details about the exit strategy, how to exit without send thanksgiving country into chaos. there's a lot of things to work on. >> most seemed to get that sweater memo. weather is cooperating. it's beautiful and gorgeous. they all seem to be very happy to be there and work through these very serious matters. iran being on the table. greece, the eurozone being on the table as well as big economic concerns. how much of their dialogue has also been about iran? i know that's going to dominate the nato discussions the
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president will be heading off to later today once it embarks in chicago. however, is it one of those items that does seem to be of universal concern for these g-8 leaders if they are willing to talk about, expound about? >> sure, fred. it did dominate the conversation last night. this g-8 summit started with a dinner. ten leaders, eight of them the g-8 members, and representatives from the european union. they talked a lot about iran. it seemed from a senior administration official that the president and the white house, that they are encouraged. they feel like, and this really matters, here in just a few days we're going to see conversations begin in baghdad between iran and five nations, four of which are represented here as well as china and they will be trying to pressure iran to give up its alleged nuclear weapons ambition. it seemed like everyone was certainly on the same page in terms of saying this isn't acceptable.
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they want to pressure iran. that's really what these kinds of summits are about, opening lines of communication and knowing where everyone is. >> all right. thanks so much, brianna keilar, appreciate that at camp david. while it may not necessarily be on their agenda, perhaps a conversation is taking place involving chinese human rights activist now on his way to the united states right now in flight chen guangcheng is making his way from china to the u.s. we understand that chen, his wife and two children are on their way now. they are expected to arrive in new york in just a few hours from now. chen set off a political firestorm after he escaped house arrest in china late last month and then sought refuge at the u.s. embassy there. from the embassy he went onto a chinese hospital. new york university offered him a fellowship. u.s. diplomats began negotiations to allow chen to come to the u.s. and also help
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secure him a visa. so china aid, a u.s.-based human rights organization says chinese authorities told chen and his family today to pack up and leave right away and got them off to the airport. bob fu is the president of china aid. he's joining us right now via skype. so you spoke to chen before he boarded that flight. give me an idea what the conversation was like, how you were able to get he and his family off so quickly? >> it's really the answer to a prayer. i think it proves the international pressure with constructive diplomatic dialogue did produce results. and the congress had two hearings in 10 days only for chen guangcheng and his plight in china. i think all things work together that has been happening.
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i talked with him six times before he boarded his flight today. he sounded very upbeat. although i can tell he's very concerned about his extended family members that he will leave behind who are facing some real serious retribution by the local authorities. >> what are his fears specifically about what kind of retribution those family members, extended family members, one specifically, a neph nephew, left behind might possibly face. >> that's right. his nephew had been charged with a trumped up charge called intentional homicide for simply exercising self-defense when he was at his own home. and experiencing tremendous beating and torture both for him
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and appearance by local authorities. local authorities. escaped out of his home. facing the possible death penalty if the conviction was dealt out. his sister-in-law also accused of harboring a criminal in her home, also facinga criminal charge as well. >> so bob, did chen have a feeling -- did his family have a feeling at any moment they would be taken to the airport? were the bags packed? who gave him the word that it was time to go to the airport? how was he even taken through the airport? it's a sizable, very sophisticated airport there in beijing. how did he get through airport without incident and boarding a flight? >> well, yeah. this is one of the most efficient operations by a
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communist government. around 9:00 when i called him, he was still saying no passport, no visa, didn't know today or tomorrow or the next 10 days. at 10:00 he said, i received phone call from the government to pack. around 11:00 the government car already picking him and his family on the way to beijing international airport. they still do not have their passports or visa in their hands until an hour or two hours later when they got to the airport and they were put in a secure location, waiting over there. still do not have the passport in their hands. really only an hour or so before they boarded the airplane they were given their travel documents. i spoke to him 15 minutes before they boarded their flight. he finally said, we're ready to go and we're heading to new york
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city. >> bob fu, president of china aid, thanks so much for your insight on all the developments. we do understand that chen and his family right now on a plane bound for the u.s. we understand his flight may arrive sometime later today, maybe in the 6:00 eastern hour. of course you want to stay with cnn for the latest on this developing story. we have reporters at new york airport and in the bureau all day and incremental changes that may take place during the day. one of our producers is on that flight along with chen and his family and he'll keep us posted as well. it should have been on its way to outerspace by now. this rocket is still waiting on the ground in cape canaveral, florida. we'll tell you what went wrong. that's why programs like... ...the mickelson exxonmobil teachers academy... ...and astronaut sally ride's science academy are helping our educators improve student success in math and science.
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all right. jurors in the john edwards trial have plenty to think about this weekend before getting back to deliberations on monday. the former presidential candidate is charged with six criminal counts of campaign finance fraud. it could send him to prison if convicted for up to 30 years. bring in our legal guys, civil rights attorney avery friedman and richard herman, criminal defense attorney joining us from las vegas as well. >> hi, fred. the defense provided only three days of testimony focusing on campaign laws and trying to discredit the prosecution witnesses and not calling too many people, including not calling john edwards or rielle hunter. so richard, was this an effective strategy for the defense? >> the strategy on the defense was the prosecution utterly
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failed to prove their case on the finance law, election laws and criminal statute in place. they maintain their position. that's their position on appeal. i think john edwards is going to get convicted here. i think it was a mistake for him not to testify. i think he could have related to one or two jurors there. i think his conduct was so outrageous. the issue is whether he knew or did not know he was violating the law. fred, this man is a lawyer. this man ran for president twice. he was a senator. he had to have known what the campaign laws are. that's the prosecution case. i think the jury is going to bang him out next week. >> the bottom line, avery, the prosecution has to prove he willfully and knowingly used campaign money to cover up this affair. i mean, that's at the crux of the case. did the prosecution do that? did they prove he knowingingly, willfully misused campaign
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finance money? >> i don't think so, but i think if there's the most reviled man in america is john edwards. i know my colleague said he was absolutely going to take the stand. that's what he predicted. i thought if john edwards took the stand a first year law student could cross-examination him into oblivion. i didn't think he would take the stand. abe lowell, when you're looking at prosecution chief witness andrew young, think about the $35,000 he spent on porcelain veneers for his teeth. i think there's an argument, if there's reasonable doubt come from alex forger who represented bunny mellon said it's personal. that's why he's got a chance at avoiding the conviction.
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he reminded it was his idea to pose as the man responsible for the pregnancy. he was willing to hide her. it really will be the government's burden to prove otherwise. that's at the crux. did the prosecution meet that threshold. >> the jury got a devastating jury instruction last week where the judge instructed the jury they can find the funds were used to influence the election. if they find it influenced the election, which obviously it would have because if it came out that he impregnated rielle hunter, that would have destroyed him immediately, that's sufficient. they must find he knew it was a violation of the law. i don't think the jury is going to disagree with that. they are going to think this man, lawyer, politician knew and i think they will convict him. >> all right, richard.
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you think there's a conviction. avery, i'm hearing doubt. >> still up in the air. >> move onto another case. much of the facts up in the air, at least the conclusion. talking about george zimmerman in the trayvon martin case a mountain of evidence revealed by the prosecutors. they had this treasure trove of evidence, now revealing it publicly. among those pictures of george zimmerman, his injuries, lacerations to the head, some cuts on his nose. his defense trying to substantiate that he was defending himself, that he was being beaten up by trayvon martin. at the same time there was also videotape that was shared of trayvon martin and how very casually he was buying skittles and iced tea at the store. he didn't seem like his behavior was erratic or out of sorts. so the type of evidence that we have seen, avery, does this put
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the defense in a better situation or advantageous for the prosecution. >> it's really a mixed bag, fredricka. i think at the end of the day when you look at 200 pages of materials, 67 cds, i think it actually favors the defense. because for the first time we've seen in very graphic terms how george zimmerman looked before the paramedics took care of him. i think that really goes heavily toward the defense of self-defense. at the end of the day, good things for the prosecution. the prosecutor saw the head shots before treatment. i'm not sure charging him with second degree murder was really the smart thing to do here. looks like a manslaughter. >> really. richard? >> i don't think it's manslaughter, avery. look, fred, when you want to analyze credibility of a witness, you need to corroborate what the witness said.
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what did zimmerman say. he said it looked like he was on drugs. there was thc in his system. he said trayvon punched him in the nose. we saw a broken nose. he said trayvon was banging his head in the concrete. the back of his head was cut and bloody. he said he reached for the gun. zimmerman said he pulled the gun an shot at close range, one to 18 inches was the shot. all this combined with the fact an eyewitness saw him on top of zimmerman. trayvon's own father said the screams were not trayvon. the witness initially said the man on the bottom was the one screaming. listen, trayvon was 6'3". he was a lot bigger than zimmerman. >> but not apparently in weight size. apparently there was a 40-pound difference. >> wait a minute. that's nothing to do with the charge. >> self-defense. >> all right. it may be self-defense but that's not the point. the point is if the prosecution is going to charge george
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zimmerman, i don't think should have charged with second degree murder, should have been manslaughter. i'm not talking about the defense, i'm talking about what the charge should have been. >> still unclear, haven't seen the word for word account of george zimmerman, what he told police. we have seen a report based on the police officer's description of the events conveyed but still unclear exactly what george zimmerman said. there are some investigators who have said and outlined there's inconsistencies. that has to be revealed. avery, thank you so much. see you again to tackle another hot legal topic. >> tackle that. >> tackle that. this one involving a suspended new orleans saints caught up in the nfl bounty scandal. turning the table suing roger goodell for defamation. imagine your child responsible for caring for your mom. meet a cnn hero who is trying to help children just like that. >>
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>> nice to see you as well. >> in her death we're reminded how impactful her style of music was on disco, '70s, '80s, her look, everything that encompassed donna summer. what do you see as defining her legacy? >> the thing about donna summer, i think she was underrated. i think people forget how much she was trained in the church, how social she was. frankly they forget how many grammys she won and how many records she sold. >> five grammys, 14 top ten hits. she really was always climbing the billboard charts. she really brought a new kind of music. she brought a new flair to disco. >> she did. she brought soul to it frankly. back in those days it was bee gees, there was something high
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style, soul. >> you talk about her background in gospel music. she tells the story of it came to her at 10 years old singing in church and it came to her, wow, i have this beautiful voice and this is going to be my future. how did she make the transition from gospel to this music. >> sheches a talented girl and businesswoman. she came to new york. she auditioned. she was on stage in productions of "hair." she went overseas to europe. she was about her business as much as she was about her talent. >> no one can forget this song. it really did make a mark. it was considered controversial at the time. >> i know what you're going to play. >> let's listen. ♪ love to love you baby love to love you baby ♪ >> i mean, it was controversial, dicey at the time. i remember being a kid and
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hearing that and also hearing the conversations of parents everywhere saying oh, no, we're not playing that. this was courageous wasn't it. >> it was courageous. it was very -- for a woman, an african-american woman to be that boldly erotic and seductive, the sounds were pr r preorga preorgasmic. they were real. a part of who she was. >> i heard her say she did that because she couldn't think of any other lyrics. it became laced throughout the song and in the end it worked. you talk about how she won five grammys, had 14 top ten hits, yet she was never inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. why not? might it still happen posthumously. >> it's great if it happens posthumously.
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the way it works it probably will happen. i would lay my money on it happening next year. why didn't it happen? because disco gets no respect. my colleague, mr. tannenbaum said the other day disco is art. it is. it gets tarred and feathered with this brush of not being creative. it really changed the course of music. it really did and in a good way. >> beautiful music, beautiful voice. >> it is. >> danielle, thanks so much for helping us remember donna summer. we called on you to remember whitney houston. we can look forward to your book. you're working on a book about women and music. >> i'm working on a history of african-american women in music. i really feel like it's needed and i'm excited to do it. >> congratulations. i can't wait to have you back to talk about that, too. >> thank you. you have a great morning. >> have a great weekend. an oregon church is suing a
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all right. that new orleans saints bounty scandal won't go away. lineback linebacker. he's suing roger goodell, said he made false statements about the bounty get a role. our legal guys are back. vilma went on to tweet about this, too, quite publicly saying, quote, as i said before i never paid nor intended to pay any amount of money to any
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player for intentionally hurting an opponent. he's also quoted as saying the nfl relied on at best hearsay. were there recordings, richard, or documentation? would there have to be for the nfl to suspend a player on something like this? >> fred, there was an intense investigation done by the nfl. i don't know every avenue they turned up. i don't know all the witnesses they interviewed, what information they got, but roger goodell acted as the judge and executioner here. he made the sole determination. vilma was not allowed to participate in that. it appears to me that maybe vilma has had spicy gum bo in the quarter because he brought this ridiculous lawsuit i have here. ridiculous lawsuit, which is going to be dismissed. >> come on now. >> avery. >> there's no way he's going to be able to prove actual malice or complete disregard for the truth.
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>> avery, you disagree. how do you see it? >> i agree with that part of it. but let me tell you what the thinking is here. an arbitration started this week, fredricka. what happened was lawyers talked about the penalty here. what the strategy is, there's no substance to the case. what the strategy is is to get discovery, find out what evidence the nfl has. that's why jonathan brought the case. if the evidence surfaces the case is dismissed. >> if the evidence does not surface, case dismissed. >> he dismisses the case. so it was a very tactical thing, tactical move. >> stating nfl findings are corroborated by multiple independent witnesses. instead we have not yet reviewed the filing. however our commitment to player safety and the integrity of the game is our main consideration. there's more. we recognize that not everyone
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will agree with the decisions that need to be made. so we'll see where this goes on both sides. let's talk about another interesting case, this in oregon. this involving a church and a church member. apparently a church member who was a stay-at-home mom went on a blog and talked about reasons she felt alienated and mistreated by the church and the church doesn't carry on, in her view, a christian kind of manner. now the church says, oh, really, we're going to sue you for making such public comments on a public domain. avery. where might this go? does this mean you can't say anything negative about an institution like a church on a website no less. >> the pastor there was upset because the ex parishioner called him creepy. based on that and the fact he was a narcissist -- >> and cult-like.
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>> cult-like. the fact is thou shalt not bring a defamation case. the pastor should know that or the pastor's lawyer should know that. it's subjective opinion. it's absolutely protected speech. this case -- there's going to be a hearing on monday. there's a likelihood i think the judge is going to say dismissed. >> really? richard, before i get your opinion on this, the pastor did say, this quote, i stand by my right and the right of every american citizen to defend themselves, their families, their churches, their secular organizations and their businesses from worldwide web internet assaults consisting of false criminal accusations and character assassination of the worst kind. >> well, fred, i think that this pastor after about three and a half years of reading this blog couldn't take it anymore. he tried to do something. it just goes to show you the quality of legal minds in this country to bring this type of lawsuit, because avery is 100%
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right. this case will be dismissed. the defense has brought an anti-slap action against them which means this case must be dismissed. they cannot prevent her from writing on the internet. it was her opinion and her opinion only and that's not defamation. >> that's protected. >> the only thing we've agreed -- by the way, the only thing we've agreed on today at all. this case has got to be wrong. >> that's right. that's how it should be. >> that's right. >> you guys have gone back and forth on this other case we want to continue to follow, because there's yet a new turn in that high-profile dui murder case. polo magnate john gotman. he was sentenced to 16 years. now he's actually spending the weekend at home in his estate in west palm after getting out of jail on a $7 million bond while he appeals that conviction. i think both of you called it, he would be appealing. then you'll remember avery
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and richard, the lawsuit against skechers for those shapeup shoes, one of the advertised promises that wearing the shoes would help your bottom look like kim kardashian's. well, case closed. >> air brushed. >> they decided the toning shoes failed to live up to the advertising. now skechers has to pay $40 million. most of the settlement money will go towards partial refunds to consumer who paid $60 to $100 for a pair in hopes of walking off extra pounds and toning muscles and getting a new shape. there you go. >> we called that one, too, i think. >> you guys call them all the time. that's why we call them on you. >> i'm going to throw mine away. i'm going to throw my skechers away. >> they may benefit you in other ways, you know. >> yes, of course. >> avery, richard, thanks so much. appreciate it. hope to see you soon.
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always the encore performance of our legal guys you can say them later in the newsroom today. today i'm talking with melonie who loves to garden but doesn't think walmart has all her favorite brands. you want to check it out? let's go. yes. ok, you're a gardener -- you're going to love this. low prices on round-up, miracle-gro -- it's a miracle! did you know walmart had the same great brands as every other gardening store? no, honestly i didn't. you know what'll really make your yard look great? what? these mosaic solar lights. oh they're beautiful. sunshine not guaranteed. low prices, gnome what i mean? even miracle-gro potting mix. you want one? three. three? uh, it's okay. see for yourself. walmart's got just what your garden needs. backed by our low price guarantee. yard well done.
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are the themes at the high-stakes group of 8 summit at camp david. president obama welcomed world leaders laying out the groundwork they hope to cover. while the president is focusing on that today mitt romney on the campaign trail. in new hampshire the republican presidential candidate mocked the president's stimulus program as a waste of taxpayers' money. tomorrow he boosts his campaign war chest with a fund-raiser in connecticut. peaceful isn't the first word you typically use to describe an airport. that is until now. we'll check out zen therapy airport style when we return. which is why at wells fargo, we work with you to get to know the unique aspects of your business. we can recommend financial solutions that can work for you that have helped millions of business owners save time, reduce expenses, and maximize cash flow. as the number one small business lender
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all right. early checkins, long layover give airline passengers downtime. they get frustrated at times. now airports are creating a more zen-like experience while waiting for the flight. rob marciano is on the go with details. >> reporter: airports always provided retail therapy. now there's more to do in an airport than just shop. >> we had a little extra time left over. me and my wife on our honeymoon and decided to get a massage. >> reporter: airport spas, express spas can help fill a layover with pampering. >> i can't think of a better way. it was either this or sleep. >> reporter: getting sleep in an airport is not just a dream if you know where to look. >> for sleeping, nap, relax from work. >> reporter: airport mini hotelses like minute sleep have private rooms for sleep, work or
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a moment of solitude. peace can be found in the quiet corners of most major airport, at historical displays, art exhibits or interfaith chapels. mobile phones can help you find what's in your terminal. airport website provide lists and many promote scannable codes for quick links to website. finding a little airport zen on the go. 14 clubs. that's what they tell us a legal golf bag can hold. and while that leaves a little room for balls and tees, it doesn't leave room for much else. there's no room left for deadlines or conference calls. xxx or the to-do list of tomorrow. only 14 clubs pick up the right one and drive it right down the middle of pure michigan. your trip begins at
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thousands of men's of the british armed forces took part in a flyby and parade at windsor castle. part of a weekend of festivities marking queen elizabeth's 60 years on the throne. if you are a big royal fan, stay tuned for cnn's special documentary on prince harry, the fighting prince airs today at 2:30 eastern time. all right. lots of interesting news straight ahead. hiv testing in your home. it's a new kit that could be coming out soon. also do you have too much data on your computer hard drive like music, e-mails, photos, all that. we'll explain one solution called cloud computing. our own grey drake interviews "the dictato"


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