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words. >> thanks so much for starting your morning with us. much more ahead on "cnn sunday morning" which starts right now. good morning, everyone. i'm poppy harlow. 7:00 on the east coast and 4:00 out west. lottery officials say a single ticket holder at a public supermarket in zephyrhills, florida. they matched all six numbers in last night's $591 million powerball drawing. in case you missed it, here are the numbers. 22, 10, 13, 14, 52 and the po r powerballer, lucky 11. now the winner has a tough choice, collect money over 30 years or take the lump sum of $377 million. not exactly a tough choice. so, who is the country's newest
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multimillionaire? john zarrella is in zephyrhill, florida. right outside that publix. john, any idea who it is yet? >> i can tell you who it isn't, poppy? not you and not me. and it's probably not any publix employees like a group of them getting together. it might have been. but we've seen a bunch of them coming to work and one publix employee said this is the biggest thing that happened to zephyrhills. it has been known for bottled water for a long time and now known for the biggest powerball ever. they have 60 days to claim it and they'll have to go to tallahassee to actually collect on the ticket. that's where florida lottery headquarters is and there's nothing that says they have to get their ticket validated here. they could go straight to tallahassee. of course, as you know, the best advice that these people, whoever the winner is, is given is, get everything in order, go
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see a lawyer, get an accountant and do all that ahead of time before you go public. so, who knows. you know if we'll even know today, tomorrow or the next day who the winner is. poppy? >> you know, it's funny, i was talking to one of the lottery commissioners earlier this morning and i said, do they have to come forward? it's law, public record in state of florida. eventually we'll find out who that person is, but i wonder what folks there at publix are saying. i know you talked to the employees. any bystanders around? what are they saying? is that vendor going to get any money for selling the winning ticket? >> we were just talking about that. we have to find out because it's an interesting question because it's a huge florida chain, publix. they sell lottery, but i know that in some of the small mom and pop convenience stores they do get a chunk of the winnings of some of these big pots. so, it will be interesting to see how that shakes out here and we haven't had a chance to talk
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to too many people here. they're just all coming to work. the publix opens at 8:00. i asked somebody at a mcdonald's we stopped at and they said, yeah, we heard. the winner is here in zephyrhills and i said, do you know the person? their response was, i hope so. and chances, chances are here in zephyrhills. everybody will probably know the winner. >> my advice, change your phone number immediately. change your phone number immediately. right, john zarrella, thanks so much. >> sure. let's move now to the midwest. we're watching for the possibility of very severe weather, again, today. this is why tornadoes. this one touching down in central kansas. happened in rosell, kansas, yesterday. it desdrtroyed a home, but lucky
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no injuries. today we're on the lookout for no twisters. as many as $20 million in danger in a number of different areas. our meteorologist alaxandria steele is in the weather center. what watches and warnings are you seeing at this hour? >> no tornado watches and warnings and we haven't seen any this morning. that will change. a very active day, especially this afternoon and tonight. here's a look i wanted to show you, 14 reports of tornadoes thus far. we'll see how that flushes out. but you can see where they were. western nebraska, central kansas and, actually, this area still under the gun as we head towards today. baseball-size hail reported yesterday. so, large hail again today and some very strong tornadoes. here's the current radar picture. an awful lot of lightning and strong thunderstorms and some severe thunderstorm warnings, but not to the level yet of tornado watches or tornado warnings, again. but most likely we will see them today. a big outbreak is expected. because of all the ingredients
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together, it's been a pretty quiet severe weather season april and may when we see the greatest number of tornadoes and quiet thus far because we haven't had all the ingredients. what we have got, this jet stream and dipping and pushing eastward all the frontal boundaries associated with it. a cold front, a warm front and a dry line. a dry line is the convergence of two different air masses coming together. ample moisture, as well. finally have that in place. the pick xhr ture is right and and this is where you can see them today. tulsa, wichita, oklahoma city. pretty beig cities. also tomorrow, another threat day, as well. so, here's the delineation from today. still bringing in nebraska and kansas and down towards oak city and in towards st. louis, as well. watch what happens as we head towards tomorrow. we pull in st. louis and chicago, as well. peoria, illinois. there's the big picture.
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today the greatest threat and tomorrow a threat, as well. on the aggregate. here's the bullseye today. not just there. if you're watching us from boston or new york or connecticut potentially an inch of rain. so, some flooding there and even here in the southeast. potentially one to three inches of rain. so, a lot of flooding. we've seen a lot of wet weather continues today around the country, poppy. of course, all eyes on the severe weather threat with the tornadoes expected this afternoon and into tonight. that's kind of the timeline. >> weather has just been absolutely nuts. i am from minnesota and my mom was telling me on the phone, 40 to 50 degree temperature changes there in a day in the last week. wild weather, dangerous weather. we'll keep an eye on it for everyone. thank you. >> sure. now to connecticut where weather played no part in the collision of two commuter trains. investigators got a good look at the wreckage yesterday and will be back at it all day today. one of the big problems now is the line itself is really totally out of commission. we don't even know for how long.
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more than 250,000 passengers travel on this route. susan candiotti was there yesterday. she is live this morning in bridgeport, connecticut. good morning, susan. what can you tell us? what is threat last on the investigation? >> good morning, poppy. well, investigators for the national transportation safety board have been added all night long. and, look, they're working even at this hour you can see some of that of the opaeration going on at this time. they have bulldozers down there and trying to remove some of the cars which have already been cleared from the track and you can see a little more closely now some of the damage. parts of cars peeled back. they've got, clearly, a lot of work ahead of them. here to tell us more about it is board member earl. earl, you've been at it since yesterday morning and your team is looking over everything. you're making a bit of progress. one thing you told us you're concentrating on is you discovered a fracture on one part of the rail, involving one of the trains. the one that derailed yesterday.
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jumped the track. what are you looking for? >> well, we're really trying to understand whether that was the cause of the accident or whether that was caused by the accident. so, we'll be sending a piece of rail into washington, d.c., to the labs for them to investigate that. >> how will you try to determine whether it happened before or caused the accident or happened before? >> we're looking to see to identify whether it was fractured over a long period of time or whether it was fractured all at once. all at once being it was fractured in the accident. >> you already picked up some of the black boxes, all of them, rather. and downloading data. what are you looking at? >> how fast the train was going when they applied brakes and what the throttle settings were. helps us establish a timeline so we can better understand the accident. >> how unusual to send that piece of rail which has to be
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pretty huge, heavy, to d.c. to analyze it in the lab? >> we regularly send pieces of evidence into the laboratory for, basically, for very thorough analysis. >> have you ruled anything out? we know for a fact that no crime was involved here. the fbi took a look at that. how many possibilities could there be? >> a lot of possibilities. >> of course. >> at this point in time we're not trying to rule things out as much as we are trying to gather all the factional information that is perishable to do this quickly because there is an interest in getting this rail reestablished. >> so, the obvious next question. how long do you think it will take before you can do your job and this line can go back in service? >> well, we hope, basically, within a day or so that we can turn the rail back to the railroad and let them reestablish the railway. >> and how long that might take? >> that is up to the railroad. but i think they're already set
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to be very, do this very quickly. >> as well, i'm sure, because it will affect so many people. thank you very much for joining us this day. and, of course, that's the key thing, poppy, all these commuters starting today and even tomorrow morning, imagine when the next work day is with us. how are they going to somehow get around this and, of course, there are alternate routes. some people may have take a bus to get around all of this construction work and repair and investigation work that's going on now in order to continue to get on to all points north and points south, as well. a lot of work ahead of them. >> absolutely, susan, thank you for that. interesting developments. quickly, give us an update on how the victims are doing. >> at last check we know that three people remain in critical condition and fewer than ten remain hospitalized and are being treated in our less serious condition. so, of course, that is another thing that investigators may be doing, talking to some of the
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passengers, as well as the crew looking into the -- >> some of the victims getting taken off with neck braces and pretty severe injuries there. susan, thank you. >> exactly. well, coming up, a hofstra university student killed when a wanted man stormed into her home, but not the suspect that killed her. a very sad story. we'll have all the details, next. les from their capital one venture card to fly home f the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? hello. mother. mother! traveling is easy with the venture card because you can fly any airline anytime. two words. double miles! this guy can act. wanna play dodge rock? oh, you guys! and with double miles you can actually use, you never miss the fun. beard growing contest and go! ♪ i win! what's in your wallet?
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good morning, new york city. rise and shine. looking a little foggy. overcast, not expected to get much better throughout the day. showers expected a high of 60 degrees and showers all day long. i see a little delayed getting back there, but good morning to new york city. an out of control car at a parade sent people running for safety in damascus, virginia. 60 people hurt, 10 had to be hospitalized after this accident. none of those, luckily, appear to be life-threatening injuries. a medical condition caused the driver to lose control of that car. the accident occurred at a big
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parade, which was honoring hikers on the nearby appalachian trail. well, students at hofstra university will get their diplomas while they mourn a classmate. andrea rebello was shot in the head while at her home. the man who held her was dalton smith, a 30-year-old with an extensive arrest history who was wanted for jumping parole. smith was apparently holding a gun to her head when he turned that gun on the officer, the officers then opened fire on smith. >> the officer eventually fired eight rounds in total. seven of those rounds struck our subject. one of those rounds struck the victim. >> very, very sad. hofstra university offering counsel for students. rebello was a junior, just 21
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years old. looking into why the landing gear failed on a flight into newark, forcing this incredible belly landing on saturday. passengers say that the cabin filled with smoke, sparks flew from the bottom of the plane, although, thank goodness, it did not catch fire. fire crews doused the plane with that foam to prevent any fire from breaking out. amazingly, none of the 31 passengers or 3 crew members were hurt. all were able to leave the airport that morning. all right. this next story is amazing, also aa little bit eerie. a science minded artist uses things she find on the street to make 3d of people's faces. she'll tell us how she does it coming up next. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true.
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chewed gum, clipped fingernails, believe it or not, all these things hold a gold mine of your genetic secrets. things like your sex, hair color, eye color and even ancestry. pretty cool, say, for solving mysteries but take a look at this. using strands of hair and garbage she find on the street, one art aest in new york is making 3d models of people's faces. people that she's never met and people she's never seen. the science behind these life-size portraits. so far from perfect, but it's sort of creepy a and amazing and inkre she is an information artist. good way to describe heather. she joins me now live in new york. heather, thanks so much for coming in. >> hi, thanks. >> i find what you do absolutely fascinatin fascinating. i wonder who you will find in
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the cnn office. my office is to the left of there. how did you get the idea for this? >> well, i was sitting in a therapy session and i was staring at this painting on the wall and as i stared at it, i noticed that in the glass that covered the painting there was a crack and wedged into that crack there was a single hair. so, i'm sitting there for 50 minutes staring at this hair, just thinking about who it could belong to, what they might look like and what might have brought them there. as i went home from that therapy session, i just kept noticing here and there and everywhere i went, little genetic artifacts that people left behind that they didn't notice but told a lot about them. >> we have this image from studio 360. i want to pull it up for our viewers and show that to them. and there it is. so, how accurate do you think the resemblance is here? >> so, the place where this
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technology is at right now is essentially like a family resemblance. so, it's a showing a face that is similar to the actual person's face, but it's not going to be an exact likeness. >> i know you have one there to show us, so, if you can hold that up. hold that up for our viewers and they can take a look at it and just talk to us a little bit about the science behind this. so, that's you, right? >> yes. this is my self portrait here. let's see if i can face it. so, what you can see from this is that there are certain things we have in common. so, we have a common northern european ancestry, blue eyes, freckles, pale skin. less of a tendency to be overweight, lighter hair. all of these factors come together to create a portrait like this. >> talk to me, i was just going to say, talk to me about the science behind it.
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how you do this. >> sure. it's really building on information that is all sort of publicly available in science right now. so, i'm just drawing on research papers, things that people have published that link specific base pairs within the dna to specific traits. so, a lot of this information draws on association studies, which are just ways of looking at lots and lots of dna, lots and lots of people's dna. looking at the traits they have and creating correlations between them. >> pictures of you in the lab. tell me how much it costs to get something like this done and how long it takes. >> so, the lab process takes me only about two weeks. it doesn't take me very long and it costs the actual printing of the face costs a few hundred dollars and then the lab work costs another few hundred dollars. so, the cost of an individual portrait, not including my time, of course, is around $1,000.
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>> the feedback, quickly, before we have to go here. positive. are people weirded out by this? are they fascinated? >> i hope they're weirded out. the point of the project is a provocation. >> i think you have done that. heather, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. trouble in the southeast. the flash flood sweeps across alabama and more rain could put them farther under water. we'll tell you exactly what to expect, straight ahead. let's also check in with dr. sanjay gupta for a look at what is coming up on his show 7:30 eastern this morning. good morning, sanjay. >> poppy, a special edition of "sgmd." "time" magazine calling it the angelina effect. prompting national conversation about breast cancer. christina applegate will stop by and she's an actress and breast cancer survivor. we'll show you what cutting edge medicine now has to offer women who have chosen or who need a
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severe weather just didn't hit the midwest yesterday, the southeast also took a beating. a storm system spawn under to a tornado in alabama and brought more rain to areas already dealing with flash flooding. dozens of canyons in alabama were under warnings and watches throughout the day on saturday. more rain, unfortunately, on the way today. in texas, residents of one community devastated by tornadoes got their first chance to get back to their homes. this, this is what is left of the neighborhood near granbury in north texas. sibs pe six people died from those tornadoes. clergy on hand to comfort the returning residents. coming up, a brand-new cnn poll on president obama.
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how is he doing in his second term? see the results. this morning we'll have them for you on the all-new polls on "state of the union" with candy crowley that begins right here at 9:00 a.m. eastern. and we have a winner of the powerball, the biggest jackpot ever. a single ticket in zephyrhills, florida, matched all five numbers in the drawing. in case you missed it waking up this morning, did you win, 22, 10, 13, 14, 52 and the powerball number is 11. no word yet officially on who won, but, you know in florida if you won your name is a matter of public record, so, change your phone number. just a little tip there. i'll see you back here at the top of the hour, 8:00 eastern. first, great show ahead from our dr. sanjay gupta. "dr. gupta md" begins right now.


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