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we'll explain why it could be a bellwether for november. and we're hours away for the deadline for george zimmerman to return to jail. he had his bail revoked by a judge and was given until this afternoon to turn himself in. and the diamond jubilee flotilla launches at 9:30 this morning. 1,000 boats, 20,000 people, and a priss harry surprise. we have special team coverage starting at the bottom of the hour. good morning, everyone. i'm rob marciano in for randi kaye. thanks for starting your day with us. let's get going. in florida the clock is ticking. george zimmerman has until this afternoon to turn himself into authorities. a judge revoked his bond friday saying he was not truthful about how much money he had access to when he was freed on bond in april. now, all eyes are on the seminole county jail awaiting hi surrender. he's charged with second-degree
murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin, a killing he has said was in self-defense. in toronto police say they don't yet have the shooter who opened fire in a crowded mall there, but they promise they won't stop until they find him. one person was killed, seven others injured, including a pregnant woman and a 13-year-old boy. police think the man who died was targeted, but they're not releasing any details. one witness described the terrifying scene when the shots rang out in the mall's busy food court. >> when he 3u8d out a gun, he just started firing up in the air and he started yelling. it was kind of hard to hear exactly what he was saying because a bunch of people were screaming. everyone panicked, especially on a saturday like that. it's crazy, and if he just fires like a gunshot, it's bound to hit somebody, too, because, of course, it's jam packed down there. >> and this morning a massive wildfire in new mexico grew to historic size and it's expected to get bigger. the fire is burning in the gila
national forest. it's the largest fire in the state's history and it's been burning for nearly a month. more than 1,200 people are desperately trying to control it. new mexico isn't the only state. huge fires are burning in at least eight states. more than 300,000 acres of land on fire and not just dry mountain states. fires are burning as far east as michigan. in egypt hundreds of people are gathering again in cairo's tahrir square. they're furious that former president mubarak escaped the gallows. his six former security aides are going free despite deaths of the arab spring protesters. ian lee joins us from kay row. ian, you described the scene. what are you seeing this morning? we lost connection with ian. we'll try to re-establish that as we go forward and give you a sense of what's happening there
but protesters were out in full force yesterday and likely out there again today. to seyria now. syrian president al assad insists his country is being targeted by -- mr. assad says he's facing, quote, a war from abroad and he dismissed accusations that his regime is responsible for slaughtering dozens of children in houla. even as mr. assad spoke, heavy shelling again rang down on the stronghold from the opposition in homs which has been under siege now for months. witnesses say they saw a huge military convoy heading towards that region. for only the third time in history, one of the nation's governors is facing a recall election. wisconsin republican scott walker will face his democratic challenger milwaukee mayor tom barrett on tuesday. many voters are upset that
walker stripped collective bargaining rights from state employees. walker says that even if he remains in office, he has no plans to overturn the wisconsin law. here is some news that john edwards probably doesn't want to hear. rielle hunter is coming out with a tell-all book this month. she says, his former mistress and the mother of his 4-year-old daughter, the book's publisher says it tells the truth of what happened between hunter and edwards. he was accused of using campaign money to hide their affair but the jury was deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial. from a special 62-gun salute to a royal day at the races. it is a party fit for a queen,
no doubt about it. specifically a queen with a 60-year and counting reign on the british throne. and as we've been telling you and showing you, the diamond jubilee is in full swing in london. millions are expected to turn out for today's pageant on the thames river, and for a lucky few the day's festivities include a brush with the royal family themselves. prince charles and his wife camilla showing up at a street party in central london. in just over an hour the couple will join the queen and other senior members of the royal family on this special barge as part of a 1,000-boat flotilla on the river thames. festivities are expected to kick off at 9:30 a.m. eastern time. in about 20 minutes we will take you live to london for a special preview from the first boat to set sail to the final salute, richard quest and becky anderson will be taking you there through all the pageantry beginning at 8:30 a.m. right here on cnn. and here back in the states
katherine joe steen, the emmy award winning actress, she died. she was 72 and she died yesterday. you may know her for her role in the "desperate housewife" series. she died after a 11-year battle of lung cancer. her character also died of cancer in the season finale. her publicist said she wanted to raise awareness for lung cancer. she got a big break back in 1999 when she landed a role in "the west wing." much more news still ahead. we'll be right back.
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undocumented in the u.s. she went back to mexico to apply for a visa, but officials told her she was too late. she was going to be faced with a three-year ban from the u.s., but a senator stepped in and she got back to the states on friday. >> i honestly felt i was in a dream and knowing that everybody was supporting me and knowing that everybody was happy that i was there, it just made my day even better. this last week was extremely frustrating because every day i was like, i knew this was my last chance i had to get back home and back to graduate. >> and at a graduation near austin, texas, people must have thought they were seeing double, nine sets of twins graduating together. >> it's real bizarre. we didn't really notice until graduation. >> we have made it through so many years together and now we're finally graduating. we shared the womb together, you shared homework, you helped each other out, you talked to each other about anything. >> a lot of twins, about you they didn't set the world
record. the record is 13 sets of twins graduating in a single class. and look at this florida bobcat. just relaxed and chilling near a retention pond when a stealthy gator silently tries to stalk its prey. a man thinks the cat finally sprinted away when he felt the gator's breath. the gator lunged but the bobcat managed to run away. now in florida as we wait for george zimmerman to surrender, one can only imagine the relief he felt walking out of jail on april 22nd. who can imagine the emotional state he's in today? having to turn himself back in. seminole county jail will now become zimmerman's home after his bond was revoked. he's charged, as you know, with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. a killing zimmerman said was in self-defense. joining me live on the phone from sanford, florida, is our martin savidge. marty, any indication of when he
might turn himself in? >> reporter: we know it's going to have to be between say 2:00 and 2:30 this afternoon in order to be in compliance with the judge's order when he revoked the bond on friday. what's going to be interesting is that he, meaning george zimmerman, is going to walk through the same door he walked out of six weeks ago at the seminole county correctional facility and check himself back in as a result of the fact that the judge is now it seems pretty angry at him over what the judge and what the state contend was a lack of honesty on the part of george zimmerman and his family when it came to how much money did they have. you know this, all goes back to the original bond hearing, rob, where the judge was considering bond. the family said we don't have any money, thereby the bond should be set low, and it was set low and he was allowed to get it out. it was revealed he had money
sitting in an online account as a result of donations people made and the judge felt they should have admitted that and they didn't. >> so some striking stuff there. what happens -- he's waited this long. obviously you wouldn't go back immediately if you could spend one more night in your own home but what happens if he doesn't show up in the time today between 2:00 and 2:30? >> reporter: well, that seems fairly unimaginable. at least according to his attorney mark o'mara who says that his client has always cooperated and george zimmerman always has. even when he was not indicted for murder, he was still checking in with authorities. he was still making his presence well-known. he has never attempted to flee according to his attorney, so he is not considered a flight risk. that would all change if he didn't show up at the prescribed time. really what's expected next, he will show up, go back into jail and immediately, mark o'mara has told me, he will once again
apply for bond. and how that will happen and how quickly we don't know just yet. could be a matter of days but we anticipate if he does get bond again, it will be a lot higher. >> did his lawyers say he's been in actual contact with zimmerman or any of his friends and family said that they've been in contact since the announcement from the judge was made? >> reporter: we haven't haesear. i even was talking to o'mara and i said did you have to call him to notify him? he said, no, oh, he was quite certain his client was watching on television as the events unfolded. but we haven't heard what the reaction was. that's what we want to know, how is george taking the news that he has to turn himself back in. he's been in hiding. so for him this is still an ordeal. he's been essentially trying to stay out of the public eye and apparently has been successful, but now he's going to re-emerge. this is the first time we've seen or heard anything from him, as i say, in six weeks. >> when he was released from
jail originally, you and the rest of the media were staked out there and the security was high then for fear of his safety. is the same situation happening today? >> reporter: it is. i mean, we're seeing the same sort of setup as we saw back then, which is barricades are being put up and areas are being marked off and you can tell that the corrections facility is getting ready to accept what is a high-noted guest, so to speak, to, you know, once he's inside, it's expected that as before he will be kept separate from the general population, and he will have his own cell, but again his attorney hopes that this is really just for a matter of days. he does not see that george zimmerman is going to remain behind bars until, say, whenever his trial is. >> all right. fair enough. marty savidge there live in sanford, florida, on the stakeout now as we await the return to jail of george zimmerman. thank you, marty. also in florida the state
itself is defending it's so-called voter purge plan to remove noneligible voters from its rolls despite the plan's legality being questioned. governor scott pressed the state to identify nonu.s. citizens who had registered to vote in the state illegally. the justice department says that florida is violating federal law banning voter removals within 90 days of an election. florida's primary is on august 14th. on the hunt for a killer. the suspect in a gruesome murder is on the run. find out why police think he may reveal himself on the internet.
well, the search for the suspect in a grisly killing has widened. luka rocco magnotta is suspected in the death of a university student and politician are waitiwai -- police are waiting for him to make a mistake. >> reporter: on friday montreal police say they returned to the airport searching an inbound flight from paris. 29-year-old luka rocco magnotta is still a fugitive on the run. police in canada believe he's already been in europe for about a week now but that the suspected killer revels in his notoriety on the internet and won't stay underground for long. >> he's been helping us. again, he's in a different country now, but we got a lot of help. i have been mentioning to people that he's been using the web to bring himself as a king to give him a good image. but i think it's going to catch him also.
>> reporter: the problem is now that magnotta is likely in europe, it will be easy for him to disappear in busy train stations and bus stations, anywhere he doesn't have to flash his passport. magnotta was in europe in the past year and he's known to have links to france, holland, and even london. in a chilling encounter with "the sun" newspaper in london, he showed up on the paper's doorstep months ago denying he was a suspect in an animal cruelty examination. "the sun" says they were trying to expose the person responsible for brutally killing a kitten on a video. >> we're talking about very, very strange, unhinged individual. when we get an e-mail, you know, obviously convinced he was responsible for these two videos, when we get an e-mail where someone is obviously
threatening to do far more and he's possibly talking about taking a human life, you know, we can't just sit idly by. we have to do something about it. obviously we did give those details to the police in this country to investigate. >> reporter: but british police did not follow up because it wasn't their jurisdiction. magnotta is now accused of premeditating a savage murder and dismemberment, mailing the body parts and glorifying the crime on an internet video. family and friends of the victim, 33-year-old chinese student june ling are still shocked magnotta escaped but add they do not want the character of the man now lost to them to be overshadowed by the depravity of the crime. paula newton, cnn, london. okay. here are some of the big stories coming up in the week ahead. we did this about an hour ago and the technology backfired on me but it's cute.
this is the sandusky trial on tuesday, assistant penn state coach, he's going to head the trial. he's been accused of sexually abusing some of the students there. so that happens on tuesday. on wednesday, a couple things happening on wednesday, first, the enterprise is going to be rolling up the hudson river and parking itself on the intrepid and will open to the public. you will be able to go inside. this never made launch but nonetheless, it was built and you can go check that out. also on wednesday is our anniversary of d-day. the 68th anniversary of that day in history. unbelievable. we talk with one of the survivors there last hour as well and he had quite a story to tell. jamie dimon, he's with jpmorgan, he's going to testify to the senate banking committee on thursday about the massive losses that were reported last month with his bank. he reportedly approved the trading strategy that exposed the bank to all those losses that totaled about $2 billion.
and finally, you know -- let's talk about horse racing. i'll have another, that's going to happen on saturday. it's the third round of the triple crown. i'll have another won the preakness, won the kentucky derby, and if it wins the belmont stakes, it will be the first time that we've had a triple crown winner in 34 years. you know who also likes the ponies? the queen. and she's celebrating 60 years on the throne. we're going to take you there live to london. we've got team coverage of the diamond jubilee coming up. yoo-hoo. hello. it's water from the drinking fountain at the mall. [ male announcer ] great tasting tap water can come from any faucet anywhere. the brita bottle with the filter inside. begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day.
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and a very good afternoon. the time is just after half past 1:00 in the afternoon, and you are most welcome as cnn now moves into high gear and we start our extended coverage of the queen's diamond jubilee. over the next several hours you're going to see history in the making. it will happen from here at the side of the river thames when more than 1,000 boats, different sizes, different shapes, different tonnages, you'll hear a lot of adjectives being used over the course of the next few showe hours, but they will all be moving towards what you are now seeing is the spirit of
chartwell. that's the boat that will ultimately be carrying her majesty, queen elizabeth. also there you see gloriana, will will be preceding at the very front of the procession. let me go through it bit by bit as we come at half past 1:00, london time. half past 8:00 on the east coast of the united states. in about an hour and 15 minutes, the queen along with other senior members of the royal family, will get on board one of the yacht tenders and so will start the grand day of celebrations. the queen will join "the spirit of chartwell" along with her close family having already started her jubilee weekend off at the epsom darby. the queen, one of the most fierce horse women, i think the phrase is a lover of horse flesh. she's never actually had a horse
that won the derby. that's the one major race that has eluded her in her long racing career, but yesterday she was at the derby at the start of what is a four-day jubilee weekend, a celebration. so saturday had her at the races. sunday, today, has her on the river behind me. there are at least ten sections of boats, and if we take a look at the river and see what is taking place on the river, there are ten sections, and each section will be contained within a specific section of music. in some cases it is traditional music. in other cases modern rhythm, more jazz. right at the front or just near the front will be this boat, the one you're looking at now. "it is the spirit of chartwell." this is a boat that is plying
the river. normally it's a luxury boat that flies the river for charters and the like, but on today's occasion it will carry her majesty, the queen. now, it will not only have the queen, it will have the duke of edinbur edinburgh. it will have prince charles, camilla and prince william and catherine, the duke and duchess of cambridge. after they leave on "the spirit of chartwell" -- just behind me every now and again you will see those moments of republicanism. behind me one brave person who says don't jub-believe it.
so the day comes along with the boats moving along the river. all ten sections with different music, different sides, different types of boats from manpowered boats with oars to narrow boats and dutch barges. spirit boats, dunkirk boats, historic boats, pleasure boats. you name it. those boats will all be on the river. as you look at that map, if we go back to that map just one second, we will see the whole procession will end just here at tower bridge, with i is behind me. when the queen gets to tower bridge, then all of a sudden she will stay on the chartwell and watch the procession of boats going past her. that gives you an idea of the sort of sights and sounds that we are going to see.
what else will we expect over this jubilee? tomorrow a major concert that takes place on monday at buckingham palace, and then on tuesday the sort of pageant that, frankly, the brits do best. service of thanksgiving at st. paul's cathedral, and then after that she goes to lunch. following lunch she has a magnificent carriage procession through london. in all of this the only true disappointment has been the weather, but we are british, and we do not let the weather get the better of us. so my question to you as we start our coverage, where in the united states, where in the world are you watching? tweet your thoughts. the tweet is @richardquest. i have my trusty blackberry here or my smartphone.
welcome back on a cold sunday afternoon in london. >> it's very cold for sure. >> you are way, way -- i don't know whether to say braver or foolish. >> i think a combination of the both, but you were saying nothing dampens the british spirit. he was with the queen yesterday where she kicked off hur jer jue celebrations. it started off like this, but the sun came out. we have never seen anything like this in our lifetime. the thames is going to host a flotilla of 1,000 boats and for the sun to come out it would be wonderful, but i cannot guarantee the next time you see me i want have my mac on and take a leaf out of your very sensible book. >> 60 years on the throne is a seriously long time, and one wonders what the queen will be
thinking. no one ever really knows what she's thinking but what do you think the royal family will make of this? >> i got a bit of an insight yesterday afternoon when she just looked absolutely delighted. you don't often see the queen smile, and on all of the front pages of the papers today, big beaming smile. the queen in a full state of laughter. i think she's delighted. i think she's surprised that there is such a huge turnout, that we're braving the weather, and she's having a four-day celebration in honor of these incredible 60 years on the throne. >> let's stay with me. can we please find a flag or something we could at least drape over you. you stay warm. >> i will. >> let's join max foster, who is with the crowd. good morning to you, max, or good afternoon. i know because i have been down there, they are jubilant and in jubilee spirit. >> reporter: there's something about britain, isn't there, richard? when the rain comes, then the
spirits rise. look at the crowds. it's actually been blocked off, this area, so it's already been maxed out, this area. picnics taking place. having words with a few of them. we have a bit of an exclusive for you, richard. we actually have the royal family to speak to here. i'm going to go into this group here. here they are. look, the whole royal family exclusive. i'm going to go straight to the queen. how are you feeling today? >> brilliant. >> brilliant? what are you looking forward to most? >> the queen coming to tower bridge. >> reporter: your royal highness? >> everything. >> reporter: how long have you been here? >> six hours. >> reporter: do you have food? you have drink. >> we definitely have drink. >> reporter: what are you looking forward to? >> the whole recession. >> reporter: and tell us about the weather. >> we love the rain. >> reporter: guys, how excited are you? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: says it all,
richard. that's the atmosphere. the barges are hours away really, and they've been here all morning but that's what it's all about, hey? >> we thank you, max foster, who is on the riverside, and will be with us. becky anderson always loves a good knees up and a street party, and becky is not going to let the rain get the better of her. good afternoon. >> absolutely not. if you're coming to the uk, bring your brollies and your rain coat and we love it. we embrace it. here i am in piccadilly central london at what is the biggest street party of all. they're just sitting down here beginning to eat their supper. the lucky ones who have actually got a seat at the top table here in piccadilly. big cheer from you guys, please. thank you very much indeed. there are 2.5 million people today around the country,
richard, attending jubilee parties, diamond dube jubilee parties. we've got the musicians here and we have the guys in their dresses and their proper suits enjoying the day. there's a lot going on here. we have carousels, original hoopla, british hoopla. people just beginning to eat. come back to us and we'll get more for us. >> becky, i have a question for you before you go, is there a feeling of good old-fashioned britishness, that sort of dunkirk spirit, that it doesn't matter what the rain does, we're going to battle on regardless? >> absolutely. absolutely, richard. i mean, i was wondering as i walked down here what it would be like if the sun were shining. i don't know if people would be enjoying it even more than they are. the carousel is -- people are
really enjoying themselves. they brought their own food. there are stores for them to buy food at. there's a real sense that nothing will stop them enjoying themselves today. charles and camilla, the prince of wales and the duchess of cornwall have already been here today. the first toast of the day to the queen marking this landmark in her reign, and the crowds absolutely loved it. they lked along the crowd. that, of course, is the road they go down to chelsea pier which is where they will be heading now to meet the queen and the duke of he hadden b ded. it's not even raining, it's spitting. >> becky anderson, give her a good knees up party and she's off to the races. a quick look at the boats and what's happening on the river.
♪ welcome back to london and the pageant on the thames. the boats are mustering about seven miles that direction, and over the next three or four hours they will be making their way up. you can see the power station. those are the old chimneys. that's pretty much where the festivities will begin in just -- about a half hour from now when the queen goes on the
river and an hour from now the pageant starts. robert 1948 is watching us in orlando and says he's enjoying the fun in london. in barbados michelle celeste, send the weather over here. we could do with a bit of that. joe lewis is in america. he says he's watching us in worcester, massachusetts. he says there's nothing that can be compared to britain during this sort of pageantry. @richardquest, i want to know where you are watching us this morning. zain verjee is watching us on the river, because if i'm enjoying the view, zain is enjoying the ups and downs of the waterway. >> reporter: i certainly am, richard. there's already a carnival-like atmosphere here out on the thames. it doesn't matter about the rain and the wind and the cold.
it wouldn't be london if it wasn't just like that. we got up early and spent a couple hours getting into this position and everyone here is waiting for the big royal extravaganza. there will be ten sections in the 1,000 vessel flotilla. we're in section eight, the narrow boats section. what's happened is we've moored up, we're all ready to go, the buoys have been tied down, we've anchored ourselves here and the boats have been tied to each other. they were scrutinized a couple moments ago. that has never happened to me. they're going to all the different boats around here. one, the captains aren't drunk. they're not doing breathalyzer tests. they're just saying good afternoon, is everything okay? they will just judge and see what the response is. they want to make sure everyone is properly anchored and no one has taken extra passengers. if you go above 14 you will be booted out.
everybody is waiting here to single up and start the flotilla. >> zain verjee, who is on the river. it's getting a bit umpity up there. candy crowley with "state of the union" is with me with a preview. i know you will have some extremely good guests to chew over the world of politics but you don't have anything of the sight we have on the river today. >> we don't have a river behind us or anything floating on it at the moment. you definitely have the pictures, but we have the guests here this morning. beer goi we're going to talk about u.s. politics with milwaukee mayor tom barrett. he's challenging the governor of wisconsin in a recall race coming up this week. it's drawn a lot of national attention. a lot of people see it as a preview of what's coming up this fall in the presidential election. also going to talk to governor bob mcdonald, the governor of virginia, big swing state, to talk to him about swing state politics. also senators lugar and senator
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told by the arctic jubilee expedition at the top of berbow peak in northern canada. it's an okay day. a bit iffy, but none of us care, we're at the paesht in piccadilly, and i'm joined by -- who am i joined by here today? i seem to have found the royal family. you're supposed to be on the thames. no, you're not. just a few people gathered here today for what is a big street party. guys, are you enjoying it? >> it's fantastic. everyone is out even though it's raining. british spirit, we're loving it. >> what are you drinking here? it looked like you were drinking beer. it's a drink called pims. tell us what is in pims. >> no one knows, it's a secret recipe. you mix it with lemonade and it's lovely. >> you can drink copious amounts and then fall over. >> too much. >> good stuff. enjoy the day today, guys. thousands and thousands of people here. 2.5 million people as i said
earlier around the country enjoying street parties today. here is a little fellow. turned away from me. let's talk to his family instead. did i scare you? i hope i didn't. where are you from? >> northern ireland. >> we're here to visit our daughter and son-in-law who live in somerset. >> what have you been eating? >> cupcakes. >> sandwiches. >> and somebody is actually celebrating her 10th birthday here today so along with the queen we're going to say happy, happy birthday to you. are you enjoying your day? >> yeah. >> good. the food here, an important shop. if you have never been to london you will know 1731, the son of the original william fortnem. they have been feeding the royal family ever since.
their scotch eggs which they say they created in 1738 being sold here today. it certainly was one of queen victoria's favorite foods and she, of course, was the last to hold an event for a diamond jubilee. this queen, queen elizabeth ii, the second longest reigning queen ever in british history. i'm becky anderson here in london. we'll be back over the next couple of hours for what is the queen's diamond jubilee celebrations. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news
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and excuse me for that. so much noise around i couldn't hear what you were saying. welcome back to piccadilly here, the site of the biggest street party celebrating the diamond jubilee. guys, are you enjoying yourselves? where are you from? >> london. >> everybody is from london. everybody is from london. you can see they're enjoying
themselves. you can bring your own food to the street party or you can buy your food. they're doing hog roasts and things up the road there. becky anderson on the streets of london. max, over to you. >> becky, on the banks of the river thames, full crowds filling the whole space here. not since the times of charles ii have we seen a pageant on the river thames. 350 years. everyone is set. guys? of what does today mean to you? explain it? >> it's good fun. >> why are you all here? >> to come see the queen. >> there we are. in two hours' time special programming from the river pageant, but now we're going to go to candy crowley with state of the union. a recall race fueled by big labor power, tea party passion, and national implications. politics gone wild.