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still, most women c't give up the shoe lust so maybe the best solution is to pack a pair of flats. for the record, i'm wearing flats right now. you can find me on facebook and on twitter. hello, everyone. i'm friday ricka whitfield. a diamond studded nfl superring is on display inside the kremlin in moscow but how did it get there? the previous owner says it was stolen and you won't believe who he says took it. on this father's day, one woman's relentless search for the man who killed her dad, it took 26 years but she did it. we'll explain how. topping our news, tomorrow president obama and seven other
leaders are meeting in northern ireland for the g8 summit. protesters are already there. some dressed up as heads of state. they want them to address global poverty. president obama hosted the group last year at camp david in maryland. high on the agenda this year, what to do about the civil war in syria. syria's embattled leadership is a bit more isolated today. egypt, once seen as a go-between, has severed all diplomatic ties and while one congressional leader said he approves of the obama administration plan to arm some of the syrian rebels. >> the reality is we need to tip the scales, not simply to nudge them. and the president's moving in the right direction. and to a large degree, this is about whether or not we exert american leadership with our allies abroad in the gulf region and in europe, a lot of what we might want to see done can be done through our allies if we
direct them and tell them this is where we want to head. >> for more on egypt here now is cnn's frederick pleitgen. >> reporter: it's another blow to the syrians by the egyptians. the egyptians were always seen as something like a possible mediator in the syrian conflict but now, of course, all of that seems to have gone away. the mood here in damascus is still one of defiance. pro-government supporters that we have been speaking to say they're standing by the government. if america wants to get involved in this war, let them come. but nevertheless, of course, they're very concerned and the government itself is concerned as well about the possible scale and scope of the u.s. interventi intervention. now, one of the things that is bolstering the government here in damascus is the fact that the russians continue to say they're not convinced by the evidence of possible chemical weapons use on
the battlefield and the russians said any weapons deliveries to the rebels makes a peace process very difficult. cnn, damascus. in this country, flash floods washed cars right off the road and put drivers in a really dangerous situation in missouri. up to ten inches of rain fell in just two hours around springfield yesterday according to klor. that was enough to turn roads in to rivers in the blink of an eye. rescue crews say they were busy nonstop with calls to help drivers who got stuck in those floods. it is gay pride month here in the u.s. and today for the first time in the history of baltimore's annual pride festival a mass wedding of same-sex couples taking place. the mayor is officiating. same-sex marriage in maryland became legal in january. tomorrow, the debut of cnn's morning show "new day" starting
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this week, we expect to hear more about the national security's agencies surveillance programs. the leaks left a lot of unanswered questions, including whether the data collecting programs help thwart any terrorist plots. our athena jones now live from washington. what are lawmakers saying today about the surveillance programs? >> reporter: good afternoon, fredericka. there are a lot of ideas and positions on both sides, lawmakers or former administration officials, from previous administrations, there's a lot of questions about just what kinds of plots this information, these surveillance programs helped to thwart and that kind of information should begin to be rolled out in more detail this week. i had a chance to speak with the former nsa director general michael haden, also a former director of the cia and spoke with me how about he wishes the surveillance programs had not
become public but now it's a chance to talk about them. let's listen to what he had to say. >> on balance, i'm sorry we have to do this but now that it's out it's an opportunity to explain to the american people why this is done, broadly, how effective it's been and to raise their comfort level that this is being done in a way that is very sensitive to their privacy and to their civil liberty. >> and so there you have the position from general hayden who was nsa director during the bush administration when these surveillance programs began. i can tell you that in the declassified document received over the weekend given to congressional sources from the intelligence community they give an example of one plot that was thwarted with the help of the surveillance program and that's the plot to bomb the new york city subway system but the man who government officials were able to track using these programs but not everyone agrees with the way this is done. let's listen to what colorado senator mark udall had to say
about this. >> i don't think collecting millions and millions of americans' phone calls -- now, this is the meta data. this is time, place, to whom you direct the calls, is making us any safer and i think it's ultimately perhaps a violation of the fourth amendment. i think we ought to have this debate. >> reporter: there you heard senator udall say we ought to have the debate, a debate to be continuing. not just in the coming days but the coming weeks and months. >> all right. thanks so much from the white house. >> thanks. >> appreciate that. all right. the man at the center of the nsa leaks is still hiding. edward snowden is believed to be somewhere in hong kong. but will authorities be able to track him down just like they do in the hollywood movies? here's ian lee. >> reporter: it's the stuff of hollywood blockbusters. someone leaks a big secret and then goes in to hiding. edward snowden may not be changing his appearances like
harrison ford or assuming new identities but he is laying low. >> we don't take care of this, we'll both burn. >> a train. condition. built to disappear. >> so how hard can it be? in this digital age. >> it's not impossible to track someone without them knowing, without them carrying something on them or obviously if they're in a vehicle it would be quite easy to position one of the trackers under the vehicle without their knowledge. but otherwise, of course, we all know that by our phones we can be tracked. >> reporter: the former national security agency contractor is trying to beat the odds. he's in hiding since exposing travel nsa surveillance programs but staying hidden grows harder as technology advances and the world of tracking, hiding has its challenges. if you're on the run and afraid that someone is tracking you,
this is a useful piece to have. it tells you bugs or tracking devices on you and more importantly tells you where they're located. gadgets aside, you'll need to be mentally tough. on the run is no easy task. as evan radcliffe with an experiment on vanishing explains. >> the psyche depends on how long -- it's a time based situation so, you know, he has left behind basically everyone he knows. he's gone to a foreign place where he may or may not know anyone and doesn't have a great desire to make contact with people and completely isolated. >> reporter: movies usually end with that classic showdown. if the authorities are looking for snowden, is it only a matter of time before they find him? ian lee, cnn, london. and when new england patriots owner visited russia in 2005, he came home without one
of his most prized possessions. a nfl super bowl ring. the ring is now on display inside the kremlin. but kraft says he never intended to let russia have it. cnn's alino cho explains what happened. >> reporter: it was the theft heard around the world. or was it? the real story's still a mystery. did russian president vladimir putin steal a super bowl ring from new england patriots owner robert craft? craft says, yes. >> i'm humbled by the great honor. >> reporter: this is kraft at an event in new york last week accepting the medal of excellence and bringing up the story which first surfaced in 2005. that's when kraft met with putin in st. petersburg. kraft says he showed him the shiny new $25,000 diamond encrusted super bowl ring engraved with his name on it when putin said according to
kraft at the gala, quote, he goes, i can kill someone with this ring. i put my hand out and he put it in his pocket and three kgb guys got around him and walked out. putin swiped it? not according to one aid who says he was a witness. in a statement to cnn, putin's spokesman said, i was there when it happened. so what mr. kraft is saying now is weird. i was standing 20 centimeters away from him and mr. putin and saw and heard how mr. kraft gave this ring as a gift. according to "the new york post," which first broke the story, kraft said that white house officials actually urged him to say it was a gift. in the interest of u.s.-soviet relations and in a statement back then kraft said the same. a spokesman for the kraft group now adds, it's a humorous story that robert retells for laughs. he loves that his ring is at the kremlin and as he stated back if 2005, he continues to have great
respect for russia and the leadership of president putin. which still doesn't answer the lingering question of whether the ring was a gift or a lift. 2005 was the bush administration and on sunday we caught up with former vice president dick cheney. >> i don't know anything about it. i heard a brief blurb on it this morning. >> that's right. cheney didn't know anything about it. as for the ring, it is currently on display at the kremlin library. and fredericka, while kraft continues to dodge the question of which version of his story is true, whether the ring was a gift or did putin take it, putin actually held a news conference today with the uk prime minister david cameron and he answered many, many questions about syria, but i don't think there was a single question about this super bowl ring so the mystery continues. >> i listened to that presser moment and i didn't hear any questions about that ring.
>> waiting for it. >> waiting for it. it's interesting. so the kraft group does say that robert kraft loves that the ring is at the kremlin and not going to pursue trying to get the ring back? >> no. i mean, apparently not. according to this latest statement, he likes that it's at the kremlin. again, you know, just to be clear, the statement which was about a paragraph long did not address that big question of whether it was taken or whether it was a gift. so that mystery continues. >> i like the way you put it. a gift or a lift. >> that's right. >> very clever. thank you. maybe he can get a duplicate. >> oh, right. he owns it. he owns the team. he can probably get one. >> probably. thank you so much. appreciate that. all right. president obama says arm the syrian rebels but will congress and americans go along with that strategy? cnn's candy crowley is here next. plus, fans and drivers remembering nascar driver jason
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from the course. shane, not only father's day but also mickelson's birthday? what a treat this would be if it all came together for him. >> well, if it all comes together, it will be absolutely special. and it will be essentially the triple crown for him having won three masters, also won a u.s. pga and this would be something really special for him to get that u.s. open. he's been a runner-up five times, fredericka. this means a whole lot to him. he had a stumble on the third hole, a double bogey there. as a fan of phil and knowing how much experience he has and how calm he feels with the challenge ahead, there are plenty of holes to go. this is by far from over so, you know, he's right in there. but this is a tough test. >> yeah. because the tee off just happened a little over an hour ago. anything could happen. that's the way it is for golf. meantime, somebody else that folks love to watch on the green there is tiger woods. however, been a little bit of a tough tournament.
funny how he talk about him doing well or poorly. >> yeah. well, tiger generates news headlines no matter. and, you know, he is the greatest golfer of his generation and not won a title major since this u.s. open five years ago so the famine continues for tiger. very disappointing 74 today, four on the day. 13 over par in total. not what he was looking for. he was in contention after two rounds but a very bad second half over the weekend so he has to regroup and got to target the british open next month and perhaps the u.s.pga in august. >> all right. shane, keep us posted. thanks so much. this week, all the world will be watching what president obama does about syria. the administration says president bashar al assad's regime used chemical weapons on its own people. even egypt is cutting diplomatic
ties with syria. candy crowley is here. candy, the president says syria crossed the red line and he is now willing to arm the rebels. this on the eve of his visit to the g8 summit in northern ireland. candy, how will the administration try to appeal to both world leaders and members of congress here at home? >> the basic argument really is that syria in turmoil as it has been for two years is a danger to the region and the region is already a powder keg that the fighting could spill over in to other countries around it so that's sort of the international appeal. there's also obviously the use of chemical weapons. other countries coming to the conclusion that syria used chemical weapons. the president was kind of late to the table saying i want a little more proof. so the international pitch is that. with the senate and congress, he does not need approval but it certainly helps if folks are behind you and there's sort of split in to two camps.
there is the camp that says do not get involved in this. that looks at syria and thinks that there is the potential for some long-running u.s. involvement. not troops but money and armaments and et cetera, too much of a quagmire and others that say, listen, just arms these rebels is not enough. bashar al assad has the advantage on the field. the u.s. has to do more. one of those on the has to do more side as we all know is senator jahmeshohn mccain, sena robert m menendez. i spoke with him today. >> we need to tip the scales, not just nudge them. the president is moving in the right direction and to a large degree this is whether or not we exert our u.s. leadership with the aur l
our allies. we can direct them and tell them this is where we want to head. if assad continues to have unlimited air power and artillery, that's a hard battle to win against simple arms. >> sure. >> candy, you mentioned there's two camps. does it appear a greater lean in one direction or another? >> it's hard to tell. i will say that it doesn't split easily along party leans. we have seen op-eds on both sides and we have heard talk about it. remembering that this just happened. in the end, the loudest voices are the ones pushing for more saying you need to take out the airstrips. we need to ground assad's air force. so the loudest voices are for more than the president has been willing to do up this point. >> all right. host of "state of the union," candy crowley, thanks so much. >> thanks. identity thieves are always
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checking top stories now, more protests in turkey today. police clashed with demonstrators in a funeral procession in the capital. authorities used water cannons and teargas to disperse the crowd. thousands cheered on the turkish prime minister at a rally in istanbul. arming syrian rebels will likely be a hot topic when president obama meets with russian president vladimir putin tomorrow. russian provides weapons to the syrian military. president putin questioned a u.s. proposal to arm the rebels
saying the alleged atrocities do not match humanitarian values. the obama administration says it might arm some rebels in retaliation for syrian forces allegedly using chemical weapons. tomorrow, president obama and other world leaders gather for the g8 summit. last year they met in maryland. this time, northern ireland is playing host. hot topics includes finances, security and there will be questions about nsa surveillance program. identity thieves are always ready to target new victims but now they're going after your kids and it may be up to you to find out. donna trechrialt has the story. >> reporter: in the past couple of years according to a credit report, julie martinez bought a 2011 toyota camry and new furniture. reasonable purchases unless you're a toddler.
julie's only 3 years old and didn't actually buy anything. a woman stole her identity and then took out loans in her name for those big ticket items. >> i was just mad, angry, confused. you can't really think about an infant. you can pretty much say a toddler, you know, having their social security stolen. >> reporter: have you ever thought about checking your child's credit report? that's how julie's parents learned about the crime. >> well, initially we were told someone had financed a vehicle for about 21,000 and then we got wind of another account. >> i think it's around like $10,000 from what i remember. that's already $30,000. >> reporter: the craziest thing about the martinez case, they know the name and the address of the thief. but police say they don't have the time or the resources to pursue the case. or other identity thefts. >> who says that?
she already used by daughter's social security. who says she won't use somebody else's? >> to protect your children, go to three major credit rating agencies to find out more. all right. the 40th annual daytime emmy awards are tonight honoring the best in soaps, talk shows an children entertainment. a host is a.j. hammer, "showbiz tonight" anchor at hln. so a.j. what's happening? >> fred, hln is so excited to be bringing you the 40th daytime emmy awards this sunday night. i'm hosting the show with hln's robin meade and sam champion of "good morning america" and celebrating daytime tv's biggest stars and its most entertaining shows. they make us laugh, bring us to tears and sometimes they even scare us a little and this year
more than ever daytime tv is setting the stage for the best showdowns the emmys have ever seen. here's your proof. >> trying to take me down but you can't. >> as if there's not intense rivalries. >> i'll having sex with your n man. you're like, me too. >> this year's 40th annual daytime emmy awards will be stacked with big moments. and this year, get ready for the most unique daytime emily show. we are calling it the greatest talk show ever and that's because for the first time the winners will go up on stage, accept the award and sit down for the first interview with me, sam champion and some of the biggest names in daytime talk. kathy griffin, rachael ray, and steve harvey are among the presenters. >> there's a lot of drama looming over the daytime emmys this year in the soap categories. >> i'm falling in love with you
all over again. >> there's plenty of love to go around in the best drama series category. >> we have so few soaps on broadcast tv now that they all were nominated. >> the bold and the beautiful, the young and the restless, general hospital and days of lives against one life to live which left broadcast tv last year and now airs online. could it be the sentimental favorite? >> it's the one that just said farewell and final gi going to get a farewell hug? >> biggest race is probably the best actress. >> heather tom plays on "the bold and the beautiful" is nominated and won last year. >> this year, hlntv.com have a special section to see the episodes submitted by heather tom and the race for lead actress. >> her chief competition is former co-star and another winner, susan flannery that
tugged at heart strings in the good-bye episode as stephanie forester. >> i love you all. >> "live with regis and kelly" won last year. regis is now gone. >> here are kelly ripa and michael strahan. >> and the newly christined show is nominated. can they put kelly back in the winner's circle? >> now up to michael to prove whether he can fill the regis shoes. >> honoring the best, you can expect plenty of drama at the daytime emmy awards. we're going to have a full evening of daytime emmy awards coverage for you sunday on hln with the live red carpet special airing at 7:30 p.m. eastern and then the big ceremony starting at 8:00. fred? >> oh yeah. that sounds fun. thanks so much, a.j. you can watch on hln starting tonight 8:00 p.m. eastern time with special coverage from the
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track led to his demise. he died in new jersey at a sprint car race and today he is being honored at a sprint cup race in michigan by fellow nascar driver denny hamlin. he changed the color of his number 11 toyota to majority white. that's the color leffler used driving that car during the sprint cup series in 2005. i can tell you leffler was a real gentleman on and off the track. he was generous with his time. two years ago at the charlotte motor speedway not only taking me for a spin around the oval but revealed his deep love for driving. jason leffler considered this a privilege. getting behind the wheel of a race car. taking it to top speed at open wheel divisions and all nascar series. but his career started and tragically the end would be on dirt. that was wednesday night in new
jersey at the bridgeport speedway. leffler in second place in the first heat, away from other vehicles, when his car hit the wall. leffler trapped, extricated, it was too late. this sprint car race considered the minor league of racing but leffler was no stranger to high profile events like indy 500 and daytona his passing, a terrible loss to his fans, family and the sport. okay, you know i'm a complete novice. long considered one of the most versatile drivers to be the wheel and i found to be one of the nicest. how fast we going? two years ago i had the time of my life meeting jason leffler. i didn't get behind the wheel but better than that, i climbed in to the passenger's seat and from that point on, couldn't stop smiling. at least 180 miles per hour, for
leffler, just another spin. for me, too thrilling. i want to be a race car driver! >> that was just a warm-up. >> reporter: at the time, it was clear. he was excited about the sport. >> like i always say, beats working for a living. >> reporter: his career and possibly inspiring his now 5-year-old son charlie. >> short of my son charlie, it's the most -- you know, it's the biggest passion of my life. >> reporter: do you see charlie getting behind the wheel at 4, 5 or 6 when a lot of young racers now are starting out that early? >> yeah. if he wants to. you know? we are going to -- i'm sure we'll present it to him. he comes from a racing family, not obviously just me but his grandfather and uncles and they all race so he's surrounded by it. so if he wants to do it, we'll put him in there. he f he doesn't, he's free to do whatever he wants. >> jason, for you, you started at 12.
you're the california boy here. where did this spark of race car driving come from? >> it came at an early age. there's a local dirt track in southern california called ascot speedway famous for the time and go there every saturday night with my dad and watch the sprint car race and from that moment on i was in to racing, all types of racing. watch nascar on tv. sprint cars. >> do you think your family knew, huh oh, he is bitten by the bug? >> my dad knew. he delayed -- he got me a dirt bike and knew would be cheaper in the long run before a quarter midget and finally gave in and took off. >> he caved. >> he caved in. he enjoyed it. >> for more than 20 years behind the wheel, so did jason leffler. he shared with me his three keys to greatness. >> passion, number one. i think you have to have a passion for it.
opportunity. whether that means, you know, the opportunity your parents provided for you, opportunities you got down the road. third one, i don't know. you can't be fearful. you got to be brave. >> reporter: jason leffler, brave and passionate and now sorely missed. and a trust fund has been set up for leffler's son charlie. leffler's funeral is set for wednesday in north carolina just outside of charlotte. and moments ago i mentioned the tribute of denny hamlin to jason leffler and that's not all that he's doing. hamlin is also helping to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. hi, i'm denny hamlin and we can make an impact on finding the cure for cystic fibrosis. it's a respiratory disease that
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all right. get ready for a new way of waking up in the morning. tomorrow the debut of cnn's show "new day." it starts tomorrow morning 6:00 a.m. eastern time. don't miss it. when jose martinez was killed outside his restaurant back in 1986, police closed the case after just two years without a conviction.
that was not enough for his daughter. she turned to the internet to track down the man who took her father from her. cnn's poppy harlow asked her how she did it. >> this was the last birthday. >> reporter: it's like a dream for jocelyn martinez. what is your greatest memory of your father? >> those parties we had the restaurant. >> reporter: after 26 years, her father's alleged killer arrested. his capture thanks in large part to her. >> my family said don't forget that name. >> reporter: jocelyn was just 9 when her father was murdered in 1986. jose martinez was shot and killed outside the new york city restaurant he and his wife owned but the suspect fled to the dominican republic. the nypd says the murder case was closed in 1988 after receiving information that santos was jailed in the dominican republic. what the nypd didn't kw was that just a year later, santos
was released. >> they should not have closed the case. should have been looked at to see if there's additional information as to whether or not he was out of yale. >> reporter: in 2006, jocelyn started hunting online for her father's alleged killer. delving in to websites like background.com. what did you find? >> i didn't know i had so much stuff. >> reporter: after years of searching -- >> i'm like i think i have something. i said, oh my god. but this -- i had the person in the background check right at the top. >> reporter: she took what she found here to the 34th precinct in november. >> november is the anniversary of my father's death and i get upset. >> reporter: police say it's only because of her efforts they were able to capture santos. >> it's -- what she did, obviously, she made a concerted effort and it paid off. >> i don't believe it. my daughter has accomplished
this. >> reporter: a police source tells cnn after santos was arrested in miami thursday, he confessed to murdering jose martinez. >> it's in trying. i wanted to figure out what happened. >> reporter: what do you think your dad would say? >> you know, i think he would just hug me and just smile. he would smile a lot. >> santos, the speck, expected to be arraigned here in new york sometime this week and likely face second-degree murder charges. as for jocelyn and why she started to look for her father's killer back in 2006, she told me, first of all, she always felt uneasy about the fact that her father's killer was never in prison in the united states. also, she read a book she told me called "coach yourself to success" and motivated her. fredericka? >> thanks so much, poppy harlow. president obama, oprah winfrey and stephen colbert, a few of big names with advice to the class of 2013. we'll share their words.
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welcome back. happy father's day. i'm fredericka whitfield. top stories in the newsroom, a diamond-studded nfl super bowl ring is on display inside the kremlin in moscow. but how did it get there? the previous owner said it was stolen and you won't believe who he says took it. a live report straight ahead. a huge wildfire in colorado cut in half. firefighters have been going nonstop battling the flames for almost a week now. we'll ask them how they decide which homes to save. and they're not in love. they're not married but they're raising children together. straight ahead, we'll introduce you to a new kind of modern family.