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was princess diana murdered? an explosive, new claim rocks the royal family. all over a conspiracy involving a british sniper. and get your stuff and get out now. idaho residents ordered to flee an enormous and unpredictable wildfire that is threatening two posh communities. and speaking of smoke, smoke your weed and have your munchies too? the seattle police dishanded out doritos at the biggest pot festival and let's just say they didn't last long. good morning, everyone.
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i'm brianna keilar. >> that was extremely thoughtful of the seattle police. i'm martin savidge. it is 6:00 in the morning, and if you don't know already, this is "new day sunday." it is stunning, to say the least. scotland yard assessing the credibility of an allegation of that an elite british commando unit murdered princess diana. >> police stress this has not reached a full-blown investigation. cnn's erin mclaughlin, though, is live in london. so, who's making this claim, er erin? >> reporter: hi, brianna. at the moment, the metropolitan police simply are not saying. they released a statement saying they are scoping information and assessing its relevance and credibility. they went on to say that "this is not a reinvestigation" and that they are "not prepared to discuss further." they have not even said what this information is. however, there are reports in the british media as well as a report from a uk publication called "the sunday people" that
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says that this information includes the allegation that the british military was somehow involved in the deaths of princess diana, dodi al fayed and their driver, henri paul, all the way back in 1997. now, "the sunday people" said they had access to a seven-page, handwritten letter by the in-laws of a british special forces sniper. now, this letter was written after the sniper's marriage to their daughter broke down. in that letter, they say that this sniper, who remains unnamed, boasted to his wife that the british sas, which is the specialist commando unit here in the uk, was involved in the deaths of diana, dodi al fayed and henri paul. so, lots of questions going on here in the uk as to the credibility of this report. brianna? >> and erin, you know, over the last 16 years, there have been so many conspiracy theories.
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certainly hasn't been a shortage of them. >> no. >> why does this one merit this police scrutiny? >> reporter: that i think is the question at the moment. metropolitan police saying they have not re-examined any new information relating to princess diana's death since the inquest, which concludeed back in 2008. that inquest, which the metropolitan police points to in their statement as being incredibly thorough, concluded that the killing was unlawful, though the result of negligent driving on the part of her driver as well as the paparazzi. so, the question at the moment here are why are the police paying this kind of attention now to this information? after all, princess diana passed away almost 16 years ago, brianna. >> all right, we'll be waiting to figure out really what the answer to that question is. erin mclaughlin in london, thank you. [ shots ]
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a tense standoff at a mosque in cairo. it's over. egyptian security forces cleared the mosque after protesters defied curfew and barricaded themselves inside, but there is no end in sight for the violence as the muslim brotherhood plans to protest every day this week. ian lee is in cairo. interim government blamed terrorists for inciting the violence. >> reporter: that's right, martin. they're saying that this is currently a war on terrorism and that they're going after armed elements. they blamed the international media for not showing what they say is their struggle against these groups. they showed video clips during their press conference. these video clips included what they say is muslim brotherhood members with automatic weapons during these skirmishes between security forces and the muslim brotherhood. we can't independently verify those videos, but the foreign
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ministry is saying that they are currently on a war on terror. and the other thing they pointed out was that they condemned the international community for their harsh words on this crackdown and also with anyone thinking about withholding money, they said that egypt is going to review all foreign aid to the country and said they wouldn't be intimidated by any country threatening to withdraw it. >> and ian, what does the brotherhood have planned today? any end in sight for this violence? >> reporter: there really doesn't seem to be any end in sight. both sides are digging in their heels, the muslim brotherhood has said they're going to hold two rallies today and have marches from the mosques. right now it is noon day prayers. after these prayers, they're going to have these marches. the muslim brotherhood said they'll head to the supreme constitutional court. at that place, they are going to have a press conference, but we
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are expecting the potential for violence today, as we have seen the last few days. >> all right, ian lee. we'll continue to follow through your help. thanks very much, joining us from cairo this morning. brianna? let's turn now to weather. it has been a very soggy weekend so far here in atlanta and across the entire southeast. we want to know if that rain is going to stick around another day. let's ask meteorologist jennifer delgado. i came into work, jennifer, wearing a sweater, and my hair was getting wet. >> yeah, wet, curly. it's just gross outside. >> yeah. >> and unfortunately, it's going to stay that way over the next 24 hours. let me show you some of the totals out there we're talking about. almost 5 inches in some parts of florida, but we picked up 4.45 inches for marianna. down towards the south, this is where we're dealing with the heaviest downpour action and you can still see for yourself, a lot of lightning still out there, really just hammering parts of florida. lightning is not the story, it's
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all the rainfall out there. the ground is just so saturated and we still have flood watches out there, but it actually looks better than this time yesterday when we had a whole lot of green out there. but the unfortunate thing is more of the rain is going to be coming. we're still expecting in some of these locations 3 to 6 inches, especially right across the northwestern part of florida and the panhandle region as well as across parts of south carolina. and all that moisture is from the gulf of mexico. we've been tapping into it. and unfortunately, we can't turn the tap off, guys. it is just going to continue to peel all across the stationary front. here is your forecast for today. it's going to be cool across parts of the south as well as even into the mid-atlantic. a few showers around for areas like philadelphia, new york and washington, d.c. brianna, i know you love that because you're heading back there today, but you'll be able to travel there smoothly. >> yep. >> then a big ridge of high pressure and sunshine in the midwest. >> you know how it goes, wherever i go, the weather gets bad. >> happens with me, too. but usually tornadoes follow me. >> oh, goodness gracious. jennifer delgado, thank you. one of the men sexually abused by jerry sandusky has
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settled his lawsuit against penn state, that according to the man's lawyer. victim number five is the first to do so. sandusky, a longtime assistant football coach at penn state, is now serving a life in prison sentence after his conviction on 45 child sex abuse counts. the university still faces 30 other lawsuits. next hour, we'll talk with victim number five's attorney, tom klein, about the settlement and his client's thoughts on it. it begins today, the drive to recall san diego mayor bob filner. the mayor refusing to resign, even though 16 women now claim that he sexually harassed them. some 800 volunteers plan to kick off the recall effort today with a march and a rally, and organizers need about 102,000 valid signatures by september 26th if the recall is to move forward. turning to your money, it's been a tough couple of weeks on wall street, but some new economic reports could bring the markets back around. >> alison kosik joining us now with everything that you need to know to get ready for wall
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street's week ahead. good morning, alison. >> reporter: hi, martin and brianna. it will be all about the housing market this week on wall street. investors await readings on existing home sales on wednesday and new home sales on friday. existing home sales make up a much bigger part of the housing market, about 90%. they hit a speed bump in june after touching a 3 1/2-year high in may. the group behind the reading attributed that to the recent rise in mortgage rates. the rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage currently stands at 4.4%. it had been as low as 3.3% just a few months ago. the rise in rates doesn't seem to have had as big of an impact on new home sales, though. sales of newly constructed homes jumped to a five-year high in june. that could be because people who can't afford a brand-new house need not worry as much about the increase in rates. earnings are due from retailers home depot, lowe's, abercrombie & fitch and jcpenney, and those jcpenney results will certainly be of
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interest since it will be the first full quarter since interim ceo myron oleman took over the top spot from former ceo ron johnson, who stepped down in april after a tumultuous run that included overhauling its retailer's pricing and changing store layouts. martin and brianna? >> alison kosik, thank you for that. still to come, a california building comes down, but it's not just exciting, it's educational. we'll tell you why. plus, some seattle festival-goers get highly informed. we'll tell you why the police found a captive audience at a pot festival.
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♪ and a big "new day sunday" good morning to washington, d.c. i know a couple of folks up there. >> mm-hmm? >> and beautiful view of the capitol this morning, still waiting for the sun to shine, as we are as well. >> yes. and it looks beautiful now. i think it's going to get maybe a little dicey later as i head up there. >> perfect. >> that's just what happens, you know? all right, well, today, unfortunately, get packed and get out.
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that is the message for people living near the resort area of sun valley, idaho. >> evacuation orders now cover 2,200 homes and six communities because of that fast-moving wildfire. the nearly 93,000-acre fire has already destroyed one home, and it is about 9% contained, which, of course, is not a lot. authorities say it was sparked by lightning. there are a number of celebrities that live out there, and of course, we worry for their homes, as we worry for everyone's home out there in sun valley. now, a hunter in the remote alaskan wilderness has been rescued after being mauled by a bear and nearly dying. this is an unbelievable story. officials say that the man spent 36 hours clinging to life near anaktuvuk pass. police searched for him with night vision goggles, but was another hunter, who also happened to be a medical professional, who found him and began treating his wounds. the helicopter finally landed and took him to the hospital and
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he is in stable condition. now to california, where an implosion at cal state hayward served a double purpose. take a look. you just can't get enough of those. we had one yesterday from dayton. the school got rid of an old building and gave scientists new tools to study earthquakes. scientists placed 600 sensors around the area to measure movements along a nearby fault. they hope to use that data to improve the disaster planning and update buildings codes and hopefully not trigger the fault at the same time. >> certainly not. when you want to get your message out, you have to know your audience, right? >> yeah, that would help. >> yeah, so, knowing your audience, that's what this was all about. >> we're talking about a bunch of pot smokers, and you need to tell them about new laws. >> so, you know, you give them the info along with munchies. naturally. >> i think it's a brilliant idea, actually.
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that was the plan by the seattle police yesterday. they gave away, get this, 1,000 bags of doritos at seattle's hemp fest with the advice on the state's pot laws printed on the bag. >> so, the program was so popular that officers, are you surprised by this, they ran out of supplies in just about 30 minutes. a reporter with our seattle affiliate king 5 has more. >> happy hempfest! >> reporter: pot is legal and for potheads, it's party time. with so much to know about the state's new marijuana laws, seattle police know the way to a stoner is their stomach. >> best munchie food, man. >> these doritos are so good! >> mary jane, mary jane. >> reporter: it's called "operation orange fingers." >> the seattle cops are pretty cool. >> reporter: some call it a publicity stunt. >> enjoy. >> reporter: but police say the stickers on the bag are a quick guide of the do's and dont's of the law. >> we want people to take their
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product and use it in the privacy of their own residence and not on the street corners, not in the parks. >> reporter: hempfest creates an environment where they're free to do what's typically frowned upon. in such a colorful crowd, mike and barbara hughes seemed to stick out. >> we got in the wrong line. so, we're here anyway! >> reporter: there's nothing like this back home in virginia. >> we're a little more conservative there. >> reporter: but for how long? the focus is now on nationwide legalization. >> a lot of economic growth. there would be a lot of positive potential for our government to take in some money. ♪ feed your head >> reminds me a little bit of our era, the '60s, so, maybe history's repeating itself in some ways. >> reporter: as for dealing doritos with information, given the audience, not everyone may digest it. >> that was our affiliate king 5
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in seattle reporting. but we want to show you a closer look at the sticker that was on the bag of doritos that the police were handing out. take a look. >> so, it has a list here of do's and dont's right there on the bag, such as don't drive while high. don't give, sell or shotgun weed to people under 21. don't use pot in public. and it reads, "you could be cited, but we would rather give you a warning." as for one of the do's, festival-goers were encouraged to listen to "dark side of the moon" at a reasonable volume. >> shotgun. i'm not familiar with that. what do you do? >> somebody looked it up, but -- >> somebody looked it up. >> one of our producers looked it up, but i'm not sure whether that was the take it to the bank definition association i'm not going to share it. >> i see. >> i think generally speaking, you know it. if you know what it is, then you shouldn't be doing it, really. >> i see, all right. still to come on "new day," the feud between a-rod and his team, the new york yankees, is
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good morning, new york city. we've got a live look there at the big apple as the sun sort of peeks out this morning. unfortunately, it may not be out there for too long. new yorkers are looking at 74 degrees today, so get out and enjoy it early because it looks like storms could be moving in later today. now, president obama is wrapping up his vacation on martha's vineyard today. he's actually spent so much of his time doing one of the things he loves to do, which is playing golf. >> yep. the president hit the links yesterday with comedian larry david. he played nine holes with the "seinfeld" co-creator and "curb your enthusiasm" star. must be a lot of fun playing with a comedian. rounding out the foursome were
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the boston celtics' hutchins and former u.s. trade executive ron kirk. >> i don't know, he can make fun of you a lot, though, right? >> that was my point. probably put you down quite a bit. >> because actually, the president, he's like a so-so golfer. >> is he? >> he likes doing it a lot. he's not the best, he's not terrible, but i think he plays with a lot of guys who might be better than him, so. >> he's got a lot on his mind. >> yeah, he does. let's talk college football now. college football, where alabama's trying to do what no division 1 team in the modern era has ever done. >> which is win back-to-back national championships. joe carter is here with the the "bleacher report." joe? >> hi, good morning, guys. that's actually back-to-back-to-back national championships. >> oh, i'm sorry. >> that's okay. there's a lot of backs in the prompter there. no problem. >> do you play golf? no. >> i do play golf. obama's got a nice swing, by the way. i saw that. alabama, no surprise, everybody
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thinks they're going to be really good again this year. they basically pick up where they left off the last two seasons, ranked number one in all the polls. bama is number one in the first ap poll of the season. they're number one in the coaches' poll and pretty much every other internet poll out there. now, the college football season officially kicks off in 11 days. it's going to kick off on a thursday night. this is, by the way, the last season of the bcs, because next year a four-team playoff takes over. all right, more tension between alex rodriguez and the yankees' front office has turned ugly once again. a-rod's new lawyer, which he hired just a couple weeks ago, is accusing the organization of medical malpractice, alleging that the yankees conspired to sabotage a-rod's health by playing him last season while they knew he had a serious hip injury. now, yankees president randy levine fired back yesterday and said "it's time for alex and his side to put up or shut up." now, a-rod's lawyer said "we'll put up, we'll put up."
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stay tuned. you know we'll do this story again tomorrow. if you've been following the drama between the braves and the nationals, you know these two teams are starting to not like each other. there's been recent history of each team's pitchers hitting the other team's batters intentionally. that's why last night, well, it took just a few pitches, a few wild pitches, for the home plate umpire to toss stephen strasburg from the game. the umpire was worried somebody, whether it was going to be strasburg or the batter, was going to get hurt. the nationals lost that battle but ended up winning the war. they beat atlanta 8-7 in 15 innings. that's your "bleacher report" update, guys. back to you. >> that's just rude, joe. what the heck? that's not nice. >> it's been fun to watch, though, i'll tell you. >> i think you must like hockey, i'll bet. >> i do. i like a little fight in all my sports. >> they're bringing the hockey into baseball. joe carter, thanks so much. a sports star is moving closer to his murder trial. olympic sprinter oscar pistorius gets ready for a very big court
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bottom of the hour now. welcome back, everyone. i'm brianna keilar. >> and i'm martin savidge and here are the five things you need to know for your "new day." number one, london police weighing the credibility of an allegation that british commandos murdered princess diana. the investigation for the paris car crash has not been opened for reinvestigation. the complaint coming from the former in-laws of a british sniper. this morning, egypt's government speaks out, blaming terrorists for inciting violence and chaos across the country. nearly 200 people have been killed since friday in clashes between government security forces and muslim brotherhood protesters. meanwhile, the government is questioning the legality of the muslim brotherhood, which has called for protests all this week.
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in south africa, oscar pistorius set for court tomorrow. the olympic and paralympic athlete is charged with killing girlfriend reeva steenkamp. the judge is expected to set a trial date. south african media report additional charges may be added. worth noting, monday would have been steenkamp's 30th birthday. number four, every parent's nightmare. deandre terman, a high school football player, died this weekend from a freak neck injury in a preseason game. onlookers tragically describe seeing his body go limp while making a tackle. the creekside cornerback was a popular student and one of the team's best players. he had already been offered a scholarship to the university of kentucky. number five, heavy rain saturday made for treacherous driving in north carolina. flooding actually created a current along some roads. officials say that if streets are flooded, you should turn
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around and head toward high ground. more storms and the potential for flash flooding are expected again today across the southeast. now from flooding to fire. authorities in idaho are telling thousands of people to get out of the path of a fast-growing wildfire there. evacuation orders now cover 2,200 homes in six communities, and for some residents, desperation and fear are starting to set in. here's a look at what some people are going through there. >> oh, i came up here earlier, and the tears started to come and the heart started to race. >> this morning, a desperate fight to save lives and property. the so-called beaver creek fire is now threatening to destroy neighborhoods, vacation homes and ski areas in ketchum and sun valley, idaho. residents are being told to get their essential belongings and pets and get out now. >> my mom prompted me to come down, and i didn't think it was a big deal. and then coming south, i realized, i'm glad not to be up
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north. >> while some people are speeding out of town, others are watching the fire from a nearby hillside. robert cole has lived in the area for the past 15 years. >> i've seen a lot of disasters in my lifetime you know, like tornadoes down in oklahoma where i come from, but never any fires that threatened my home like this. >> it's unbelievable, man. >> reporter: jack dees, a local insurance agent, is getting calls from his clients wanting to know where the fire is headed and what's being done to try to stop it. >> everyone from out of town wants to know what's going on. they have a lot of people helping them, which makes them feel better at a time like this, which is pretty nerve-racking. >> the wildfire was sparked by lightning on august 7th and today firefighters are using everything at their disposal to contain the blaze, which is turning out to be unpredictable and dangerous. >> shifting winds have made it tough for firefighters to tighten their grip on the beaver creek fire. it is now just 9% contained. >> so, the question is, are conditions going to get better?
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let's bring in jennifer delgado, our cnn meteorologist. and i feel like, jennifer, i'm always asking you, is the humidity going to go up? are the temperatures going to go down? and it's always the opposite of that. >> absolutely. it is always the opposite. we are talking about single-digit relative humidity values, but we're also going to add in the chance for a few isolated storm out there. you may think that looks good, but that might be more lightning, triggering more fires out there. as we look at what's happening across parts of idaho, we have a red flag warning in place, and that means we're anticipating winds today up to 25 miles per hour. and it's not just the beaver fire that we're talking about. we have multiple fires. you can see just to the west. but the one we're certainly following is the beaver creek region, because we do know it's only 9% contained with 93,000 acres burned, and we're talking about this fire being so difficult to battle because of the terrain and the potential for it to grow, especially when you add in the potential for some lightning out there. as we look at current conditions right now, dew point at 32. that's the measure of the amount of moisture in the air, but it's going to be dropping as we go throughout the day.
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and of course, we want to see more moisture, but unfortunately, the reality is it's still rather dry. tomorrow we will see a better chance for rainfall but again the lightning chance increases and that's certainly a downpour with the wet weather across the region. i want to leave you with video coming out of the region. this is a rare sight. we're talking about a firenado. and if you look at this video here, it looks just like a regular fire. then we start to see the eddies of the air spinning around basically a tornado wrapped in fire. i have to tell you, it's pretty cool. we certainly don't want to see something like that but this is certainly a rare treat. we call this a fire devil. i think it is a devil out there right now. >> unbelievable. what a strange phenomenon. all right, jennifer. thank you so much. >> you're welcome, guys. still to come, now, you're very trendy. you like your pockets square. you're a trend-setter, very fashionable. but you know, there's a 1-month-old who's giving you a run for his money. >> yeah. prince george is already setting trends for stylish newborns
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everywhere. >> from blankets to binkies. >> binkies, there's the word. he is the kid to watch. and we'll watch him right after this. what are you doing back there?
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good morning, london! we have sent a cnn crew dashing across the pond so they could bring you this fine look at tower bridge, where, actually, it's almost noon, but we still like to say good morning to
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them. >> that's right. beautiful picture. time for brunch, i think, in london. >> the pubs should be open. have a nice guinness. anyway, prince william returns to work this week. i love saying that because i just can't picture him clocking in and going to his job, but he's been taking some time off following the birth of his son. that is prince george, of course. >> so, he is heading back to britain's royal air force. that is his job. he is gainfully employed. maybe he doesn't need it but he does have an important job and he's leaving behind not just one trend-setter, as he has before, but now two. and cnn editorial producer na a nadiavilnadia bilchik is here to explain the latest. tell us about the latest trend-setter. >> we know about the kate effect, like the effect on designers of the clothes she wears. now we have the george effect. one of the things was the swaddling blanket he was wearing when he was shown being taken to the car, and that swaddling blanket comes from eldon and
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ene, part of the jungle jam collection. the minute we saw it and the picture was blasted across the world, the website crashed, literally crashed, and the owners became instant millionaires, from a blanket. it's a very soft one available at target, babies "r" us, for about $50 for a set of four. >> that's got me thinking i've got to come up with something right away for prince george, because i like that millionaire thing. >> then there was the dress she wore, right? the dress when she stepped out. >> the polka dots, right? kind of brings that trend. >> and it was paying tribute to princess diana, who wore the green polka dot. that was a jenny packham dress, important to remember, sold out instantly, not to mention the l.k. bennett nude wedges. and i noticed you're wearing nude, too, as am i. >> i've gone for the trend. >> she made l.k. bennett very, very famous. and not only that, there's more. what does a baby get strolled around in? >> this was the guy question, which is, you know, we're into cars, but maybe he, prince george, is not quite ready for
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that, so the stroller. >> the stroller. >> what can we expect? rolls royce, perhaps. >> exactly. >> the bentley. >> well, actually, they bought a bugaboo. now, the bugaboo is actually a dutch-owned company, so that's a bit controversial, but the bugaboo was around $1,200. again, attainable but not unaffordable. but mclaren, the company in britain, may be a bit put out by this. so, who knows? we could see the baby either in the bugaboo or a maclaren. he's boosted the economy by $373 million just june and july. >> the baby. >> the baby, baby paraphernalia and related items. and set to double by august. and prince george is only 27 days old. >> wow. >> imagine when he's 27 months or 27 years. he will have added incrementally
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and enormously to the british economy. >> that's great. you know, all of this stuff seems kind of silly that people sort of jump on the bandwagon or the stroller wagon, but hey, if it's getting the economy going, i say good. >> exactly, from bugaboos to blankets to alden and anais, boosting the economy. >> i definitely have to work on my baby fashion. >> exactly, and soft blankets. >> i hope he's getting a cut of the action. that's all i can say. >> he definitely needs it, right? definitely needs it. >> fashion and style, watching with bated breath. >> nadia bilchik, thank you very much. and if you do want more on the british royal family, you can watch cnn's exclusive interview with prince william. he opens up about life with catherine and now his most important title, which, of course, is dad. you can see part of that interview monday morning, that's tomorrow, right here on "new day." meanwhile, william's brother, prince harry, is following in the footsteps of their mother, princess diana,
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returning from a trip to angola with a group, the haloed trust. you'll remember them. it was meant to highlight the charity's effort to remove land mines in the area. >> princess diana made that same trip 16 years ago with the halo trust. the group is the world's oldest and largest land mine clearance charity. cnn's "crossfire" returns next month. mark your calendars for september 16th, 6:30 p.m. >> and to get you excited, here is newt gingrich with a "crossfire" classic. >> one of the great virtues of "crossfire" is that it introduced new names, new people, new stars, gives you a chance to measure folks who you've never heard of before and hear from 15 years ago as an example of just that, a brand-new paul ryan elected but not yet even sworn in describing what he believes in, what philosophy he follows. and i must say, i don't think he has aged a day.
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take a look at it and you decide. >> is your philosophy that you should vote the way your constituents want, because it is a democracy? or is your philosophy that you vote what you truly believe, and if your constituents don't like it, too bad? >> this is a great question, and this is a question that i campaigned on. you campaign on a specific set of ideas and principles. that's what i campaigned on. i campaigned on a very specific philosophy that i believed in. having articulated that philosophy and those beliefs, i do believe that once you're elected, you have the moral authority to act on that philosophy. that is exactly what we need in washington. we don't need people who are following the whims of public opinion polls, but who are fighting for certain principles they believe in. >> paul ryan's still fighting for what he believes in. he'll be on the new "crossfire," and the future paul ryans of both the democrat and republican side are also going to show up, so you get to meet the stars of the future. >> can't wait for that. still to come, conservatives
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♪ it's a beautiful day good morning, washington, d.c. we've got a pretty picture of the white house, where president obama will be heading back to today with the first family. they'll be wrapping up their vacation on martha's vineyard. a pretty nice day there. forecast is for a high of 70
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degrees. the thing is, though, looking at some rain, of course, because i'm heading back to washington and i always seem to bring it! so, it's sunday, right? we're kind of trying to figure out what's going ahead for us this coming week, so let's take a look. on monday, you're going to want to set your dvr, because we've got a big interview for you. tune in to "new day" at 6:00 a.m. eastern on monday, tomorrow. cnn is going to air the first u.s. tv interview with prince william since the birth of his baby boy. he'll be talking about his new role of dad. and then on tuesday, this is pretty cool. talk about better late than never. the 1972 super bowl champion miami dolphins headed to the white house. why now? well, they weren't invited to meet president nixon after the watergate scandal hit, so they'll finally be getting their special day. and then on thursday, the mlk march on d.c. begins in birmingham. civil rights groups will be heading to washington, where on
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sunday people from around the world will observe the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. and then also on thursday, you've got a pair of cosmonauts who will be taking a walk outside the international space station. always pretty cool to watch. we'll get a video feed of that. and they will be setting up a platform for a new telescope there. on saturday, it is the big day, right? this is the "i have a dream" speech 50th anniversary. dozens of cities planning for a worldwide let freedom ring celebration. and the king center will be kicking off five days of events and services in d.c. honoring dr. king o's legacy. martin? >> quite a remarkable week. thanks. now let's check in with cnn political editor paul steinhauser with the week ahead in politics. hey, paul. good morning, brianna, martin. president barack obama hits the road thursday as he kicks off a two-day bus tour in upstate new york. the next day, he motors through parts of pennsylvania. the push, making college more
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affordable. the swing is the latest in a series of events mr. obama's doing on the road this summer to highlight how he's trying to help out the middle class. >> i'm laying out my ideas to give the middle class a better shot. >> the president's health care law will also be in the spotlight this week as a leading conservative group holds a series of defund obama care town halls. former senator jim demint, head of the heritage foundation, will headline the town halls. senator ted cruz of texas will join him at the second event in dallas. >> we have an opportunity right now between now and september 30th to defund obama care. >> later in the week, cruz will keynote a republican dinner in new hampshire, the state that kicks off the presidential primary process, sparking more speculation he may run for the white house. and vice president joe biden's also in the 2016 spotlight, as he's the main attraction at a fund-raiser this week for new hampshire's democratic governor. brianna, martin? >> i like the way he sort of
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pauses with my name. paul steinhauser in washington. thanks very much. so, the high roller with the biggest yacht just got, shall we say, served. >> yep. there's a new massive yacht out on the waters, if you're tracking that on your radar. wait until you see this thing and find out who owns it. and scotland yard is assessing a new theory into the deaths of princess diana and dodi al fayed. i'm erin mclaughlin reporting live from london. "new day" tells on that when "new day sunday" returns. righ is being streamed. a quarter million tweeters are tweeting. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why hp built a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this&is gonna be big. hp moonshot. it's time to build a better enterprise. together.
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morning. we would say good morning, but actually, it's not morning there anymore. a beautiful 2:00 in the afternoon. and ah, to be there. wouldn't that be nice? >> heading out on a boat. >> yes. and talking about a toy, let's show you one. you are looking at what is now the world's biggest yacht. it costs $605 million to build and it's almost 600 feet long. so, if you do the math, what would that be? about $1 million a foot. >> a lot. a lot. >> it also travels at a record-breaking pace with a top speed of more than 30 knots, or about 34 miles an hour. that's water skiing speed. >> oh, man, that thing is ginormous! okay, so, this superyacht is called the azam, and tby industy estimates, keeping it afloat could cost $60 million a year. fiscally makes complete sense, doesn't it, martin? >> it does, but i would still love to go for a spin. >> oh, it's beautiful!
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it is beautiful. all right, so, it all started with a giant hunk of sand, but after a few hours, there were roller coasters, castles, even an enormous crane. we are talking about the annual coney island sand sculpture competition. >> more than 50 teams worked for more than six hours on the new york city shore to compete for a few hundred bucks, and of course, glory. >> mostly the glory, i think, right? >> yeah, that and the boat. >> take a look at this. it is a combination gun bunker and bullet-proof couch at the ft. worth hunting show. >> there is a storage locker inside and those couch cushions can be used for protection, just in case you need it. i don't know why, but -- >> you don't? you never know, right? safety first. okay, so, if you want one, though, this is going to cost you, because the couch sells for more than $7,000. expensive. >> well, if it saves your life -- >> worth it. >> worth every penny, isn't it? all right, well, it's time for the state fair.
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a must-see moment here. time for the state fair in iowa, best known in some ways for its culinary culture, but we are way past deep-fried oreos. >> yeah, that's right. one of our producers is there. who got this assignment and sent back these photos. he gets to try pork chops on a stick, deep-fried brownies. that sounds go g to me. i'd do that. stuffed corn dogs. just about anything you can think of covered in bacon. >> yeah, anything. and if you're interested, those culinary delights, there is a little time left. the fair wraps up today. so, rush over there with your anticholesterol medication and dive in. >> i once did a whole story when i worked in washington state on fair food. i, like, fought to get that assignment. the first year i didn't get it. the second year, i said, i estimated that i consumed approximately 5,000 calories. >> i don't think anybody dislikes it. of course, we feel guilty because of the health reasons, but -- >> i got a tummy ache. >> it's great, great food. >> thank you so much for starting your morning with us.
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>> we've got much more ahead. >> we've got much more ahead. "new day sunday" continues now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning, everyone. i'm brianna keilar. >> and i'm martin savidge. 7:00 on the east coast, 4:00 in the west and this is "new day sunday." we'll start with a dark claim about princess diana's death. could it be true? before anyone can answer that, scotland yard has to figure out if the claim is even credible. >> the question of the hour, did british commandos murder princess diana? cnn's erin mclaughlin live in london. erin, diana died in a paris car crash, if anyone has forgotten that, 16 years ago this month. so, where did this allegation come from and why now? >> reporter: hi, martin. at the moment, the metropolitan police simply are not saying. they released a statement saying they are scoping information and assessing its relevance and credibility. they went on to say that this is not a re-investigation and they
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are not prepared to discuss the matter further. they have not even said what the information they are considering is exactly. however, there are reports in the british media and from a uk publication called "sunday people," saying that this information includes the allegation that the british military was in some ways involved in the death of princess diana and dodi al fayed, all the way back in 1997. that information they say is coming from, according to the "sunday people," a letter that they have been able to see, a seven-page, handwritten letter from the in-laws of a special forces sniper. the letter was written after the sniper's marriage to their daughter broke down. in that letter, they say that the sniper at one point during that marriage boasted of the fact or of the idea that the british sas, which is a special forces commando unit, was behind the deaths of diana and dodi al
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fayed. so, lots of questions here in the uk this morning surrounding this information, if it is, in fact, true, martin. >> and so, erin, there's all of these conspiracy theories that we've heard over the years. why does this one merit a look by police? is it possibly just something that's kind of perfunctory that they have to do because it's out there? >> reporter: well, that is the question, brianna. the police saying this is the first information that they have assessed since the inquiry into diana's death concluded in 2008. that inquiry involved a jury verdict. the jury verdict basically ruled that the car crash that killed diana and dodi al fayed was a result of gross negligence on the part of their driver as well as the surrounding paparazzi. it's a conclusion that even the metropolitan police in their statement point to. so, lots of questions as to why now, 16 years after this horrendous accident, brianna. >> still creates buzz so many
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years later. erin mclaughlin watching this story for us in london. thanks. now to follow-up from jerry sandusky and the child sex abuse case. the first lawsuit against penn state, where sandusky was an assistant football coach, has been settled. that word from the lawyer for the victim, a man known at trial as really only victim number five. we have his attorney with us, tom klein. good morning. how are you? >> good morning. good morning, martin. how are you? >> we understand, and this question's going to sound strange, but we know it's a confidential settlement you have. what can you tell us about it? >> i can tell you nothing about the precise settlement amount. i can tell you that my client is relieved and that we are very pleased that penn state, which is a great university, will be able to now move forward. i can also tell you that approximately 25 or 26 of the 31 claims are expected to be settled within the next week or two after settlement
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documentation. my case on behalf of my client, victim number five, is now completed. it is the first case that is signed, sealed and delivered. >> the former penn state president, graham spanier, and two others are facing criminal trial for allegedly covering up sandusky's actions. i'm wondering, how does your client feel about someone potentially going to prison? >> well, my client was directly in literally the line of fire as it pertains to the schultz, curly and spanier charges. they're charged, essentially among other things, with failing to report, and that included the infamous mcqueary incident, when mike mcqueary, the assistant coach, graduate assistant, saw this horrible incident in the shower in february of 2001. my client, victim number five, was assaulted in the shower at penn state just six months later. so, the incident which involved my client could have and should
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have been directly stopped and could have been stopped had the appropriate reporting taken place. so, my client actually may end up a witness in that trial, if subpoenaed, just as he testified live and in person, of course, in the sandusky trial and again at the sentencing hearing. >> all right, tom kline, thank you very much for joining us this morning. cnn reached out to penn state for a comment. a spokesman says the university continues to make progress on multiple settlements but does not have a comment at this particular time. let's turn now to the weather, because it's been a very soggy weekend for so many of you. maybe you want to know if you should continue to keep your umbrella handy today. so, let's bring in jennifer delgado. of course, i don't have my umbrella. >> no, you don't. why are you samming that, brianna? yesterday you already told on yourself, you don't carry an umbrella. you know what? i usually don't either, but if you're going to be flying into the northeast, brianna, today, into washington, d.c., we do have some showers out there. good morning to you. it's a new day in d.c. because
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yesterday you had the sunshine. now you're looking at the white house, cloudy skies out there. as we head over to our radar, you can see the wet weather out there. nothing severe across parts of the northeast and the mid-atlantic, but down towards the south we continue to follow the heavy rainfall there. a lot of lightning spreading into the florida panhandle. and of course, the heavy rainfall, that's the story. we're not worried about severe weather, but we are worried about flooding as rainfall totals once again are going to be impressive across parts of the southeast. in fact, let's go to some video coming out of wilmington, north carolina, and this all started yesterday. what you're going to see, flooded streets, people driving through these streets. and martin mentioned earlier, when you see a flooded roadway, turn around, don't drown. they say this all the time and it could certainly save your life. it doesn't take much to lose control of your car. back to the graphics here, want to talk about the totals for today. 2 to 4 inches in some parts. in panama city, we could see another 4 inches of rainfall. certainly, that's going to lead to flooding. look at the totals we've already seen so far. they've been quite impressive. guys, we'll send it back over to
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you, but we're going to talk more about fires as well as floods throughout the morning. >> all right, jennifer, thank you so much. the president is wrapping up his summer vacation out on the vineyard, martha's vineyard. >> it's always depressing when you're packing things up. >> yeah, no fun. >> i don't think he packs his own stuff, but anyway. gone will be the golf games, and of course, now the big issue to tackle now will be egypt. a lot of egyptians here in new york are split on u.s. involvement. good morning, everybody. i'm alina cho. despite all of the violence, some say the u.s. should just butt out. i'll have details when "new day sunday" returns. [ male announcer ] come to the golden opportunity sales event to experience the precision handling of the lexus performance vehicles, including the gs and all-new is. ♪ this is the pursuit of perfection.
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this morning, egypt's interim government is telling its side of the story. it blames what it calls terrorists for inciting violence and chaos across the country. >> officials showed reporters videos like this, claiming they show the muslim brotherhood members firing automatic weapons. >> more than 170 people have been killed since friday in clashes between the government, security forces for the government, and muslim brotherhood protesters. meanwhile, the government is questioning the legality of the muslim brotherhood, which has called for protests all of this week. meanwhile, back in the u.s.,
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president obama wraps up his vacation on martha's vineyard today. >> and cnn white house correspondent dan lothian is there. so, dan, the president's staying up to date on egypt, obviously, even though he's on his vacation. >> reporter: that's right. i mean, he has been briefed throughout the week by his national security team. some of these briefings taking place by phone, but mostly in person. his national security adviser, susan rice, has been here throughout the entire trip. the president this weekend briefed on the latest developments in egypt. egypt has been a big concern for the administration, concern that that government, that military-led government has not been moving along that transition quickly enough to a civilian, democratically elected government. what's interesting is egypt was the only major issue that forced the president, if you will, to briefly interrupt his vacation, make a statement to the press, and certainly to the nation and to the world about some of the
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moves that the administration would be making, like canceling that joint exercise set for next month with the egyptian military. so, this is a big issue for the administration that the president will be dealing with well beyond this vacation. the president getting a lot of pressure from some top members in congress, senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham, who put out a statement talking about how the administration has not done enough to use its influence to try and shape events in egypt and how this is sort of diminished the standing of the united states. but aside from that, the president has had a chance to get a little bit of r&r. spent at least five trips out on the golf course, has been on the beach, bike riding, and of course, has been out to dinner with his family many, many times during this trip, but very much this has been a working vacation for the president, where he's been dealing with egypt, also been dealing with some of the big issues at the nsa. brianna, martin? >> dan lothian, thank you so much for that report.
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meantime, the violence in egypt is happening obviously halfway around the world, but the bloodshed is hitting close to home for egyptian americans, and that includes tens of thousands who are living in the new york area. >> our alina cho is standing by. sorry i was slow up there. and she's here to fill us in on their experiences. hello, alina. >> reporter: martin, brianna, good morning. you know, about 60,000 egyptian americans live in this tri-state area. 21,000 of them in new york city alone. and many of them live in this area of queens that's known as little egypt. it's really the egyptian american community of record in the u.s. and here in little egypt, when you walk around the streets, when you visit cafes, much of the talk, naturally, is centered around the bloodshed in egypt right now. in fact, in one cafe, tvs are actually set to the news coverage and people are glued to those sets. nearly everyone we spoke to said they currently have relatives living in egypt. many expressed fear about what's to come while still having hope
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for the future. and at least one man we talked to said even though he lives here, the u.s. should just butt out and let egypt settle its own problems. >> the voice of the egyptians in egypt right now, they ask nicely, kindly, please, mr. obama, just mind your own business. we don't stick our nose in your business, in your personal issues, so let us handle whatever is good for us. >> well, we'll see. there's no sign that's going to happen. the u.s. is, of course, very involved in what's going on in egypt. meanwhile, there's no sign that the violence is ending, either. a group opposing the military government is calling for daily demonstrations this week. and brianna and marty, if history is any guide, it is highly unlikely that those demonstrations will be peaceful. >> yeah, you're right. alina cho, thank you very much. now, still ahead, we are bringing one of the world's top
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welcome back to "new day." today's "must see moment," always enjoy these, because you never know what's going to happen. >> exactly, always a surprise. and they're calling this youtube video a sheep protest. i kind of like these sheep ones. they crack me up. but really, you know, who knows what this woolly crew is speaking out against? one thing they are, though, is organized. >> what do you want? [ baaing ] when do you want it?
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[ baaing ] who's your daddy? [ baaing ] >> al? al's their daddy? >> who is that in the background? the voice goating those sheep on. >> so funny. i love how interactive they are. it's just so cute not to see again. so, if you missed it this week -- [ baaing ] >> occupy new zealand. i love our little graphic down there. >> what are you fighting for? [ baaing ] >> that's a farmer with way too much time on his hands. >> and a great sense of humor! >> mm-hmm. >> all right, i do want to show you this again, because if you missed in this week, we want you to meet the oling gheito. you've never heard of it? it's a small animal from the forest of ecuador and colombia. >> they say the olinguito is the first discovered in the western
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hemisphere in years and it's a member of the raccoon family. what's interesting to know is that apparently, the zoo had one of these a while back, but they didn't know that it was an olinguito. >> oh, really? >> yeah, they called it something else, like a lemur or something. >> amazing! i mean, they're the zoo, they should know, right? just saying. all right. well, still to in -- >> an inside look at the big apple circus, a view like none other. let's check in now with dr. sanjay gupta for what's coming up on "sanjay gupta md" at the bottom of the hour. good morning, sanjay. >> brianna, i'm going to have more on my investigation into medical marijuana, how it may have saved the life of one little girl. also, details on a groundbreaking, new test to diagnose alzheimer's, perhaps a full decade before the onset of memory loss. also, five foods you should never eat, including some you may never have guessed. we've got all that and much more ahead at 7:30 this morning. if you're looking to go to school, you deserve more than just flexibility and convenience. so here are a few reasons to choose university of phoenix.
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♪ since you've been gone good morning, new york city. we've got a live look there of lady liberty, all of her bronze splendor, kind of a little cloudy weather. 74 degrees today we're expecting in new york, but it looks like storms may be moving in later today, so that time in the park with the blanket, the wine and the cheese we talked about yesterday, unfortunately coming to an end. >> is it bronze? >> it is bronze, isn't it? >> i thought it was copper. >> oh, is it copper? it's green. >> oh, man. i'm getting my metals mixed up. >> we're going to move on. ever wanted to just run off to join the circus? most people never do it, of course. but in this case, paul binder, who really has put his ivy degrees behind him and literally went out to create his own circus in 1977. you've all heard of it, the renowned big apple circus, which doesn't just highlight some of the best circus artists that you can find around the globe, it's also a non-profit designed to help the community, and that is,
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of course, the best thing of all. the ringmaster himself joins me now from new york. and the reason he does is because he's the author of a new book, "never quote the weather to a sea lion," which is a wonderful title. a collection of stories from his 35 years in the circus. and paul, thank you very much for joining us this morning. a big top welcome. >> thanks. >> to the ringleader. >> oh, no, you're the ringleader, martin. i'm the ringmaster. good morning. how are you? >> very good. thank you, paul. explain, first off, the title of this book. where does it come from? >> well, we had a sea lion act in the show, and there was a giant sea lion, a patagonian sea lion, weighed 800 pounds. and a smaller one, a california sea lion. and i was about to introduce the act. it was raining that day, raining hard, and the performance director was whispering in my ear, mr. paul, the sea lions aren't coming out of their tank. i said, what do you mean they're
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not coming out of their tank? well, it's raining. okay, so, i said to them, it's raining a lot harder and no one really wants to be in this rain, so maybe we'll see the sea lions later in the show. and we went on. and then the second half of the show, we introduced the sea lion act. and i went back after the act and said to the trainer, what's going on? there's sea lions, it's raining, it's water. they said no, no, they weren't afraid of the rain. but he said they were in their tank and people were walking by with their big, black umbrellas and they thought they were these dome-headed monsters outside of their tank. and so -- >> i don't blame them. >> but you know, it's a story about animals, you know, animals knowing what they're thinking and seeing is the key to good relationships with the trainer. >> mm-hmm. >> paul, brianna keilar here. >> hi, brianna. >> you're 35 years into making this dream into a multimillion dollar circus. why did you start the big apple circus? >> well, i started the san francisco mime troupe where i
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was juggling and my partner and i went on a tour of europe. we started in london working on the streets, worked our way all the way to istanbul, made our living that way. and along the way, we got discovered, and we were put into a french circus, the nuevo cirque de paris, and from that, the vision of how to bring a circus to america based in new york came to us. there it was, this sudden, child-like dream of being in the circus and having this wonderful sense that it brought a sense of joy and relief to an audience every day. >> did you have any idea it was going to get as big as it is and become just this incredible, you know, journey that's been featured on "sesame street" -- >> well, i imagined it full blown, you know? here it was! of course, then it took ten years just to establish it, and now, of course, we're in our 35th year. so, this year we open at lincoln center in the third week in october, new show, "luminosity,"
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and -- actually, we open in dulles, virginia, the month before. but, go ahead. that's me on "sesame street." that's when you know you've made it. >> all over the place. what's fascinating about what you have done is you've given back. you have done a lot of non-profit work. tell us about clown care for sick kids. >> when we first started, we had the vision that we would not only create a world-class performing arts institution, but we would serve the communities where we perform. so, this is the largest of our award-winning programs. it's in 16 hospitals nationwide. and we have clowns who visit the bedsides of acutely and chronically ill children and seniors in our vaudeville caravan and bring joy and pleasure into their lives. you know what we say is we treat the healthy part of the kid, not the disease. and you know, and the other key phrase is feeling good is good for you. and in fact, what we've seen is
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kids have shorter stays in hospitals when they are treated by clowns, when they're clowned. >> really? >> i was just going to say, this has to be a great reward for you. i mean, it really must be so fulfilling. >> enormously satisfying, martin. you know, i think while i was working at 24/7, i was so busy, i never gave it much thought. it gave me pleasure. but now the sense of what we've created, and it's an institution that, you know, goes on, is wonderful. we've had wonderful, a lot of different great celebrities on it, robert de niro was in the ring, there is robin williams. paul newman, there's a wonderful paul newman story. he came out dressed as a clown. he asked if he could be in the show, and the audience actually knew who it was because they could see his eyes. and it was a benefit that he was supposed to be the host of. and he did a thing called the clown trick, you know where he'd walk along and you're, a couple,
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you know, do the sound of a drum going, and he landed and he got up and the audience cheered and we revealed it was paul newman, and off he went. and then the next year i gave him, i said paul, do you want to be in the show next year, eagering anticipating it, and he said "not on your life!" >> paul, we have got to tend there. >> had you said do you know i broke my elbow when i did the clown trip? >> thank you very much. congratulations to you. paul binder, founder of the big apple circus. thank you. >> and his book. >> and his book. "never quote the weather to a sea lion." >> and we'll see you right back here at the top of the hour, 8:00 eastern. up next, "sanjay gupta md." welcome to "sgmd." on tap today, a potentially groundbreaking, new test to diagnose alzheimer's a full ten years before you develop symptoms. plus, five foods you might think are healthy but you should actually never eat. but first, leading up to my
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marijuana documentary, i wrote this op ed called "why i changed my mind on weed." i took the position that this is a plant and it could have real medical potential, and it's certainly deserving of further study. part of the reason i came around to this is because i met patient after patient whose lives are truly being changed by using this plant as medicine. now, one little girl in particular stuck with me. she is named charlotte. it was january 2012, afghanistan. about 7,000 miles away from his family in colorado, matt received this video from his wife, paige. >> it's horrible seeing these videos when i'm deployed. >> reporter: it was his 5-year-old daughter, charlotte, seizing, diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy. she was having 300 seizures a week. each attack so severe, it had the potential to kill her. they had already tried dozens of high-powered drugs. >> we needed to try something else, and at that point in time, marijuana was that natural
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course of action to try. >> at home in colorado, paige searched for marijuana high in cbd. that's the ingredient some scientists think helps seizures and also low in thc. remember, she didn't want to get her daughter stoned. she found a small amount at a denver dispensary. the owner was surprised that anyone would even want it. >> they said it's funny because no one buys this, you know. that was the general consensus, that nobody wanted it. it didn't have any effect. >> paige paid $800 for a small bag and took it home. >> i had a friend that was starting a business making medicine, and i said can you help me extract the medicine from this bag of marijuana? i measured it with a syringe and squirted it under her tongue. it was exciting and very nerve-racking. >> holding charlotte in her arms, paige waited. an hour ticked by and then another and then another.
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>> she didn't have seizures that day. and then she didn't have a seizure that night. >> did you sit there and look at your watch and -- >> yeah, right. i thought, this is crazy. and then she didn't have one the next day and then the next day. and i thought, that is -- she would have had 100 by now. and i just, i know, i just thought, this is insane! >> i remember how happy paige was, like it's really working! i can't believe it! yeah, that was pretty amazing to hear. >> it had worked. but in just a couple of weeks, the excitement was overshadowed by panic. paige was running out of marijuana and the dispensary didn't have any more of that particular strain. even if there was more, the monthly price tag would have been astronomical. $2,000. and not a penny of it covered by insurance. but then paige heard about the stanleys, the six brothers and their greenhouse of marijuana that is high in cbd. >> i said, oh, my goodness. he says i don't know what to do
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with it, we're trying new things with it, but no one wants it. it's not sellable. i said just don't touch that. we need that plant. >> at first, they didn't want to take the risk of giving marijuana to such a young child. but then they met her. tell me about the first time you met matt, paige and charlotte. i'm going to get you misty-eyed. >> yeah, you're going to get all of us crying when we start talking about that little girl. >> the figis had hit the jackpot, a steady supply of high-cbd marijuana, and they only had to pay what they could afford. >> people have called us the robin hoods of marijuana. they say that we sell pot so that we can take care of the kids and the truly less fortunate. >> charlotte was the first of those kids. late spring 2012, she tried the stanley special marijuana, and again, it worked. >> i can't tell you what that
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means to us. >> gets you, doesn't it, a little bit? >> if it doesn't get you, something's wrong with you. she lived her life in a catatonic state. now her parents get to meet her for the first time. what a revelation. >> the child who had had 300 seizures a week was now down to just one every seven days. i'll tell you, we finished filming around the start of summer. i just spent some time with the family off camera. i'm happy to report charlotte continues to do very well. the medicine is still keeping her seizures under control. now, just ahead, a new test out there that could give people a head start on fighting alzheimer's disease. plus, what you can do now to help keep your brain in tip-top shape. you think you take off all your make-up before bed.
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wrong turn when she was pulling out of a shopping center parking lot. >> well, a little scared, because i didn't remember where i came from or where i was supposed to be going. >> after that initial moment of panic, things got worse. rosa had trouble getting dressed. >> i don't remember anything. >> remembering her favorite recipes. she started repeating herself. >> and i see every now and again she'll be walking on her way to do something and then suddenly stop because she can't remember where she was going or what it was that she was doing. >> rosa is taking medication to try and blunt these symptoms. she also signed up for a clinical trial that could help unlock some mysteries of the aging brain. >> you're welcome. have a seat right here. currently, we're diagnosing alzheimer's with a memory test. by the time you get memory loss, you've already lost 50% of your
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brain cells. it's very difficult for any treatment to be effective at that point. >> but what if you could spot the disease 5, 10, even 20 years before you became symptomatic? he says he may have found a way by looking at the eyes into the brain. >> normally we don't think of the eye as an extension of the brain, but during the embryonic development, the retina actually develops from the brain itself, so it's brain tissue. >> one telltale sign of alzheimer's is a build-up of sticky plaques called beta amyloids. they're inside the brain. they could start to develop years before the first symptoms, and in fact, those same plaques develop in eye tissue as well. >> the beauty of that is that it allows us to essentially have a noninvasive, repeatable, high-resolution test to be able to see these protein changes that are the hallmark of alzheimer's disease very early. >> and joining me now from los
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angeles is dr. gary small. he's from ucla's school of medicine. he's the guy we call on this topic. the author of "the alzheimer's prevention program: keep your brain healthy for the rest of your life." welcome back to the program, dr. small. >> thank you, dr. gupta. >> you may know that at least three companies are actually now developing eye tests looking for signs of impairment. one of them is based on some of dr. black's work. last year, the fda also approved a type of brain scan to try and help with early detection, but the next question that people are always going to ask and i ask is, is there value in finding it early? is there anything you can do about it? >> well, i think there's value in trying to find it earlier and trying to develop technologies to detect it earlier, but i would agree with you. unless that early detection tool is linked to a specific treatment, there may not be that much value. we need sort of a cholesterol test for the brain. if you have high cholesterol check from your blood, your doctor will give you a statin drug to lower your cholesterol
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and lower your future risk of a stroke or heart attack, and we do the same type of test and treatment link that we have with that. >> and hopefully, that's going to come, because i think that's what people are really clamoring for. let me ask you, and this is a question, again, that you're uniquely qualified to answer. but if you suspect problems in a loved one, for example, how do you know at this time whether it's alzheimer's or something else? >> generally, it's a standard medical examination. there are blood tests to look for thyroid disease, other medical illnesses that could cause a cognitive impairment. a brain scan will check for tumors or strokes. so, it's a bit of a diagnosis of exclusion. now, a lot of places are beginning to do these amyloid pet scans, but even there you can have a false positive rate, where there are people with normal cognition who have a positive scan. >> for people who are watching now who, you know, think, look, i'm worried about this, but it's
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not me right now, what is your best advice based on all the things you've researched for keeping the brain healthy? do you have a dr. small top list? >> well, i do. i mean, first of all, if you're concerned about it, do see the doctor, because a lot of times there are treatable illnesses. and even if it is alzheimer's disease, there are symptomatic approaches. but lifestyle is very important. genetics is only part of the story, and there is compelling evidence that regular physical exercise, a good diet, lowering stress levels and learning ways to compensate for age-related memory decline can have a big impact on people's lives. >> you know, and you mentioned this a little bit, but i always tell people based on some recent data that exercising and maintaining, you know, good heart health, is crucial to brain health as well. in fact, if you can find 30 minutes to work out, that might be better for your brain than doing 30 minutes of brain exercise. would you agree with that? >> i would agree with that. in fact, a study, one study
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found that 30 minutes of brisk walking each day lowers an individual's risk for alzheimer's disease. and when you're getting your heart to pump oxygen and nutrients to your brain cells, you're protecting those brain cells. we know that physical exercise and diet will reduce the risk for diabetes. and if you develop diabetes, that doubles the probability you'll develop alzheimer's. >> dr. gary small, always enjoy having you on the program. you always teach us something. appreciate it. >> thank you very much. my pleasure. >> all right. you know, earlier this year, i traveled to a small village in the netherlands for a rare look inside that village where every single resident has severe dementia. and i can tell you, it's one of the most humane things i've ever seen. you can watch the documentary on my lifestream at cnn.com/sanjay. still ahead, five foods you should never eat, including some that you would never guess. but first, "the human factor." as long as twins evan and
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eric edwards can remember, they had allergies. the official diagnosis came at age 3. >> we grew up allergic to all egg products, all seafood, including shellfish and fish, all peanuts, all tree nuts, and most antibiotics. >> plus, seasonal allergies as well. >> we didn't have pets growing up. we were allergic to both dogs and cats. >> and to top it all off, chronic asthma. for them, school was a huge challenge. >> we were those guys who had to be placed at the special table at lunch to try to ensure that there was no potential for contamination. >> if you have an allergy, there is a stigma. you're kind of weird. or you know, we were those weird kids at the end of the cafeteria table. >> with the near constant threat of anaphylaxis, a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction, the twins had to have epipens at all times. that's a pen-like device that injects a dose of epinephrine to stop the sharp drop in blood pressure and serious breathing problems, but they thought the epipens were too bulky and often
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the truth is most of us probably avoid certain foods because we simply don't like the way they taste. even if we're told that they're healthy, there are many foods on the market that taste great but still contain ingredients that are potentially hazardous to your health. this is where it gets interesting. food industry experts compiled a list of foods they say we should never eat. david jack has some insight on this. he's a nutrition expert. also contributing editor to
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"men's health" magazine. thank you for joining us. >> it's a pleasure to be here. >> this is going to open a lot of eyes, i think. you tell people what you think are the right foods to eat and nutrition is such an important part of their health, but then we have to dig a little deeper sometimes, as you've done here. we've got some of these foods sort of laid out. maybe we can talk through this. >> sure. >> the strawberries. >> so, you know, strawberries, we have the environmental working group that comes up each year with the list of the clean 15 and the dirty dozen. they look at fruits and vegetables, how they're grown and how they're treated with pesticides. so we have a fruit like a strawberry that actually when they spray strawberries with pesticides, they're in gear that protects them while they're spraying the strawberries with the pesticides. is that good for our body? so they have studied that there's over 13 pesticides in the common strawberry. so we think we're eating healthy, but really we have to choose in this case organic to get away from those pesticides which are so detrimental to our
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health and ultimately get back to good food as it was designed. >> you don't need to buy everything organic. >> correct. >> this dirty dozen, a lot of them if you're peeling the fruit, for example, you're getting rid of it but strawberries you don't have that luxury. >> and this year we're finding kale is on this list and it never was. some of it is getting the overspray because it's grown near other crops so it's really getting fascinating. >> white chocolate. again, there's more than meets the eye here. >> well, chocolate is something that actually in its rawest form, cacao, that bean, is really very healthy and has high antioxidants and helps our body be well. there's things that help brain function in chocolate. what happens with other foods is the beauty gets stripped down, stripped away and processed. so what we end up with with this healthy snack we want to give ourselves just to feel good and we think we're doing good for ourselves takes out all the
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nutrition. so we really want to stay closer to the dark chocolate, that organic cacao that keeps all those key nutrients inside of it. >> so it's more the cacao butter, right? >> yes. >> it's not chocolate per se. >> correct. it's the butter, the actual -- that actual -- >> marketing genius, we'll call it white chocolate. >> yes. so you're further away from the truth as we get down here. >> than you realize. sprouts. again, this is something a lot of docs will recommend. >> healthy. here's the problem. sprouts, the seed generally needs moist, warm environments to grow, which is a breeding ground for bacteria. >> all sorts of different organisms. recalls and all that. >> exactly. they found that sprouts are usually the culprit at the center of these massive food recalls and getting people sick. if you're going to do sprouts, we recommend that you heat them to kill some of the bacteria or you get some crunch with the sprouts. you take your carrots, cabbages,
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shred them and use those instead. get the texture, stay away from the bacteria. >> canned tomatos. is it the can or the tomatoes? >> it's the can. there's a resin in the can that brings synthetic things into our body. people are unwell and unhealthy, weight gain, we want to get away from the can and move to things like glass that don't have those resins in there or like trader joe's will have tomatoes in a tetra pack which gets us away from the dangers in a can. >> and finally fish, specifically swordfish. >> sure. >> you interviewed a lot of different experts for this column. dr. landry weighed in on this. >> swordfish, really high in mercury. it's not sustainable fished a lot so they'll use method that say will damage other sea life. so you're getting high mercury, which there's tons of issues
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with that. it's a toxin. but you're also having these insustainable fishing practices. so you want to move to things like, you know, wild alaskan salmon. move to things like pacific -- even pacific tuna, which gets you a little closer. snakehead fish they're saying tastes a lot like swordfish. they're sustainably fished, they're line cut, the mercury is down. >> have you had snakehead fish? >> i haven't yet. i've got to get over the name a little bit but i'm willing to give it a shot. >> thanks for being here. appreciate it. we've got a check of your top stories just minutes away. still ahead, we're chasing life. stay with us. okay, listen up! i'm re-workin' the menu.
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you know, getting a full, restful night's sleep can be a real challenge sometimes. in fact last year doctors wrote nearly 60 million prescriptions to help us get some shut-eye. but as you may know, those pills, they can sometimes take a while to wear off. a particular concern is getting behind the wheel. in january, the government told the makers of ambien and other sleep drugs to lower the dose in, large part because these types of medicines can stay in the system even the next day and that could affect driving. so before you reach for a pill, i say there's some good tips to help you get a good night's sleep. first of all, avoid caffeine and alcohol late in the day. turn off your cell phone at night. sometimes easier said than done. make sure your room is dark. as dark as possible. and here's one that i use. if you're tossing and turning, simply get out of bed for a while, do something else. a few more hours of beauty res can help all of us chase life. that's going to wrap things up. stay connected with me at
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cnn.com/sanjay. let's get the conversation going on twitter. "new day sunday" continues right now. was princess diana murdered? an explosive new claim rocks the royal family, all over a conspiracy involving a british sniper. get your stuff and get out now. idaho residents ordered to flee an enormous and unpredictable wildfire. >> i've seen a lot of disasters in my lifetime, but never any fire that say threatened my home like this. smoke your weed and have your munchies too. seattle police dole out doritos at the nation's largest pot festival, and let's just say they didn't last long. and are millennials saying good-bye to god?
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two takes on why young folks are fleeing the church in record numbers. good morning, everyone. it is 8:00. i'm brianna keilar. >> and i'm martin savidge. you are watching "new day sunday." thanks for being with us. she died 16 years ago this month. today london police are looking at al allegation that princess diana was murdered. >> scotland yard stresses it is trying to determine if the claim is credible and there is no formal reinvestigation. let's bring in right away cnn's erin mclaughlin. she is live in london. erin, there have been conspiracy theories about diana's death floating around for years, so why would london police put out a statement that we're reviewing the allegation of credibility because that almost seems to lend credibility to it? >> reporter: that certainly is the question, martin. they're not saying. they're not even offering what the information is that they're even considering, simply saying that they're assessing this information that they have
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received. they're scoping it out for its credibility and its relevance, adding that they have not yet opened up a new formal investigation into the death of princess diana, that they are simply just assessing the information at the moment. as i said, they haven't even said what information they are considering. however, there are reports in the british media that this information includes an allegation that the british military was in some way behind the deaths of princess diana and dodi fayed all the way back in 1997. a british publication called "the u.k. people" is reporting a claim from the in-laws of a former british military special forces sniper. the u.k. people said they had access to a seven-page handwritten letter. in that letter the in-laws apparently write that at one point in the marriage between
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their daughter and this ex-special forces sniper, that he had boasted that the british sas, which is a specialist commando unit, was in some way involved or behind the death of princess diana and dodi al fayed back in 1997. before that letter was written, the marriage between this particular british sas special forces officer and their daughter had dissolved, so lots of questions here in the u.k. as to the credibility of this information, if in fact it's true. >> all right, erin mclaughlin. it's certainly interesting. we'll follow it with your help. thanks very much, reporting from london. meantime, one of diana's sons is following in her footsteps as an activist. prince harry has returned from a trip to an goala with the group the halo trust. it is the group's effort to remove land means in the area. princess diana made a very similar trip in 1997. the halo trust is the world's oldest and largest land mine
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clearing charity. switching gears, a follow-up from the jerry sandusky child sex abuse case. the first lawsuit against penn state where sandusky was an assistant football coach has been settled. the word for the lawyer for the victim known only as victim number five, i talked with his attorney last hour. he said victim number five may testify at the trial of three former penn state officials who are accused of covering up sandusky's crimes. >> the incident which involved my client could have and should have within stopped and could have been stopped had the appropriate reporting taken place. so my client may actually end up a witness in that trial subpoenaed, just as he testified live and in person of course in the sandusky trial and again at the sentencing hearing. >> penn state is facing 30 other lawsuits related to sandusky of the the university today told us it's making progress on multiple settlements. let's take a turn now to weather because it's been a very soggy weekend for so many of you, including us here in
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atlanta. are you going to need your umbrella today? later today? let's bring in our meteorologist, jennifer delgado. she's in the cnn severe weather center. so, jennifer? >> hi there, yes, you're going to need that umbrella across parts of the northeast as well as down towards areas including the southeast. we start off the morning for you. good morning to you. if you're in philadelphia as well as washington, d.c., expect some rain around. for new york city, the rain will arrive late in the morning and we're talking rain through the evening. but the big story, the stuff that keeps coming down towards the south. let's show you what's happening across parts of florida. very heavy rainfall there. unfortunately, this is another day of it. we are going to continue to see problems with flooding. in fact let's go to the video coming out of wilmington, north carolina. this is yesterday after heavy rainfall. downpours left this mess behind. you can see people driving through flooded streets. basically neighborhoods became sort of islands at times because of the heavier rainfall and, as i said, we are not done yet. it's just going to be a wet one
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out there. back over to our graphics here, i want to show you that we're still expecting 3 to 6 inches of rainfall including areas just to the north of tampa and that is why we have so many flood watches out there once again for today as well as tomorrow. you can see for yourself that many of these watches are going to last because we have so much of this area that is saturated and just has nowhere to go with all the successive rainfall. on a wide view today, again, some showers around for the northeast. the midwest, hello, you are going to see lots of sunshine, comfortable temperatures. we will see some storms popping up. monsoonal moisture across parts of the four corners and we continue to follow the fires burning in idaho. we'll continue to watch that and more. back over to you two. >> jennifer delgado, thanks. >> thank you. if it's gunfire, it must be
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egypt. a tense stand-off at a mosque in cairo. egyptian security forces cleared the mosque after more than 1,000 protesters defied curfew and barricaded themselves inside. unfortunately, there is no end in sight, though, to the violence as the muslim brotherhood plans to protest every day this week. nick payton walsh is in cairo. the interim government briefed the media this morning and blamed terrorists for violence. this is a phrase we hear a lot coming from that region. >> reporter: this is very much the government pushing forward a campaign in the media. many were said as peaceful. they play the video which we can't verify showing people shooting from the brotherhood side toward police often over barricades. today we're seeing cairo relatively calm. the fears are this is the working week beginning. people will get off work in the hours ahead. the brotherhood have called
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protesters on the streets to march toward key government buildings. the military has warned they will respond with live fire if they feel state institutions are threatened. really the concern is when you hear that rhetoric labeling the protesters as terrorists, the desire from the government to see no real negotiation happening here and the brotherhood continuing to call their people onto the street because many say unless they have protests, they slip into the underground as irrelevant. the real fear is we'll see continued protests and more violence. >> it certainly doesn't lend itself to any kind of negotiation. thank you. the violence in egypt is happening halfway around the world but the blood shed is hitting close to home for egyptian americans and that includes tens of thousands living in the new york area. our alina cho has been follow their experience. what are you hearing? >> reporter: good morning. about 60,000 egyptian americans live in this tri-state area of new york, new jersey and connecticut. 21,000 live in new york city
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alone and many of them live in the small area of queens known as little egypt. it's really the egyptian american community of record here in the united states. in little egypt when you walk around the streets, when you visit the cafes, much of the talk naturally right now is centered around the bloodshed in egypt. in fact in one cafe, tvs are set to the news coverage and people are glued to it. nearly everyone we spoke to said they currently have relatives living in egypt. many expressed fear about what's to come, while still having hope for the future. >> of course very concerned with what's going on. if there's one thing i learned from this revolution, it's a very unpredictable revolution. you never know what's going to happen the next day. what's happening right now is very sad, but i'm very afraid of what's going to happen next. >> if things kind of continue the way they are, egypt could turn into iraq, it could turn into syria and it could just be
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very violent. if things get better and they get a good civilian government in place and people actually start taking responsibility and making good changes, i think egypt could be great. it's such a great country, so beautiful, has so much history. i think it could really be kind of a center of the middle east like it used to be years ago. >> wouldn't that be nice. no sign that's going to happen in the near term. in fact a group opposing the military government calling for daily demonstrations this coming week. if history is any guide, those demonstrations likely won't be peaceful. it looks like it could be a bloody, deadly week to come. >> and no end in sight to this violence. ache alina cho reporting from new york, thank you. it is a desperate day to save lives and homes in idaho, as a forest fire pushes residents out. then 20 and 30-year-olds
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good morning, atlanta. why would i forget that? that's where i am. it is raining and, guess what, it is going to do that all day long. so much to look forward to, including temperatures in the mid-70s. it's like fall has arrived way early. and now to idaho, where authorities are telling thousands of people to get out of the path of a fast-growing wildfire. evacuation orders now covering 2200 homes in six communities. and for some residents, desperation and fear is starting to set in. here's my look at what some people are going through. >> i came up here earlier and the tears started to come and the heart started to race. >> reporter: this morning a desperate fight to save lives and property. the so-called beaver creek fire is now threatening to destroy neighborhoods, vacation homes and ski areas in ketchum and sun
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valley, idaho. residents are being told to get their essential belongings and pets and get out now. >> my mom prompted me to come down. i didn't think it was a big deal. then coming south, i'm glad not to be up north. >> reporter: while some people are speeding out of town, others are watching the fire from a nearby hillside. robert cole has lived in the area for the past 15 years. >> i've seen a lot of disasters in my lifetime, you know, like tornados down in oklahoma where i come from, but never any fires that threatened my home like this. it's unbelievable, man. >> reporter: jack dees, az local insurance agent, is getting phone calls from his clients. they want to know where the fire is headed and what's being done to stop it. >> everybody wants to know what's going on. they have got more people helping them which makes them feel a little better at a time like this, which is pretty nerve racking. >> reporter: the wildfire was sparked by lightning on august 7th. today hundreds of local and national firefighters are using
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everything at their disposal to contain the blaze, which is turning out to be unpredictable and dangerous. >> so this fire just about 9% contained. let's bring in jennifer delgado. she's in the cnn severe weather center. obviously when you're talking about a wildfire like this, jennifer, you want the humidity to go up and the temperatures to go down, but that's not what we're seeing here. >> absolutely right. you know exactly what you're talking about. but unfortunately we are still talking about a danger across this region. we still have red flag warnings in place anywhere you see in pink. this whole area battling about five separate wildfires there. we're going to see wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour. now, you always hope f rain out there, but right now it's dry out there. relative humidity at roughly 36%. we want that to come up. that comes up when you get the rain out there, but unfortunately you get lightning out there and that can trigger even more wildfires, so it's really you kind of want it but unfortunately there can be side effects with that. for today and tomorrow we'll be dealing with hot conditions,
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high of 91 degrees. for tuesday we're going to see a better chance for thunderstorm activity out there and we're also talking about a 30% chance of rain. but keep in mind how tough this area is to battle the fire. with the terrain there, it makes it even harder and even more dangerous with firefighters with that high elevation. >> and you look at the middle of the week, no chance of rain. that is exactly not what they want to hear. jennifer, thanks so much. yesterday we told you about how schools are protecting classrooms with bulletproof whiteboards. well, today the couch. this one could save your life. we'll explain next.
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so yesterday we told you about the university of maryland installing bulletproof whiteboards. now we're going from the classroom to the living room. a combination gun bunker and, yes, bulletproof couch at the ft. worth hunting show. hmm, what do you think, martin? >> i'm sorry, i'm so fascinated by this. >> it is so strange. >> i'm looking to see where he's going to go. so presumably you get the full blast, you're hiding behind the sofa and then you get to unlock and pull out your own weapon to return fire from behind the coffee table. >> there's a storage bunker in there. >> or dive to the ottoman.
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>> or keep a throw in there just so you could be warm as well as protected. i just wonder, when i'm looking for pennies and dimes in my couch cushions -- >> it just doesn't seem too realistic in my home, but maybe there is someone. it's seven grand, by the way, if you're looking to get one. >> cheap. >> i'm looking on the bulletproof slanket. >> your snuggie hybrid. don't steal that, people, because this is something that mar ttin wants to patent. moving on to a very serious story now, and this really is serious. it's every parent's nightmare. a 16-year-old atlanta high school football player died this weekend from a freak neck injury in a preseason game. >> onlookers tragically described seeing the young star's body go limp while he was making a tackle. the creek side high school cornerback was a popular student and one of the team's best players. >> he had already been offered a scholarship to the university of kentucky, and our thoughts and
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hearts go out to his family. >> very unfortunate. obviously we're talking football but we're going to take a turn and talk about college football. alabama is trying to do what no division i team in the modern era has ever done. >> i got this wrong last time. >> get it right. >> win back-to-back-to-back national championships. joe carter, everybody, here with the "bleacher report." >> martin savidge, that was very well done. you sold that, sir. alabama, they reset and reload every year. once again they're going to be good again this season. that's what all the sports writers and all the polls believe. alabama picks up number one in the country. number one in the a.p. poll, number one in the coaches poll. the college football season officially kicks off in just 11 days. it kicks off on a thursday night. this is the by the way, the last season of the bcs because next
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year a four-year playoff will take over. more tension between alex rodriguez and the yankees front office. a-rod's new lawyer is accusing the organization of medical malpractice, alleging that the yankees conspired to sabotage his health by playing him last season while they knew he had a serious hip injury. now, yankees president randy levine heard this and he fired back saying, quote, it's time for alex and his side to put up or shut up. alex's lawyer then said we will put up, we will put up. more drama, so stay tuned. now, if you've been following, speaking of drama, the drama between the braves and the nationals, these two teams are starting to not like each other very much. there's been recent history of each team's pitchers hitting the other team's batters intentionally. last night just a few wild pitches from steven straus berg pretty much prompted the umpire to say you're going to the showers early. the ump said he was worried, whether the pitcher or the
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hitter, was going to get hurt from all this. now, the nationals lost that little battle right there but they ended up win get war by beating the atlanta braves 8-7 in 15 innings. college football, guys, 11 days away. nfl football, 18 days away. do we like football? >> love football. football. lsu, i'm really rooting for. >> lsu should be pretty good. alabama is good. georgia tech and then texas a&m. so we'll see how good they are and if the polls are right very soon in the year. >> joe carter, everybody. thank you very much for popping by. well, remember this? >> complicated issues. i know you think it's simple, but it's not. i know you think it's simple and it's not. >> please don't let my daughter die, governor. >> now, that daughter's plea for new jersey governor chris christie to legalize medical marijuana is causing christie to take action. coming up we'll introduce you to another family that claims medical marijuana could save
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>> london police are weighing the credibility of an allegation that british commandos murdered princess diana. they are quick to stress the paris car crash has not been reopened for formal investigation. this claim reportedly coming from the former in-laws of a british sniper. one of jerry sandusky's sex abuse victims has settled his lawsuit against penn state. terms are confidential, but the man's attorney calls it a win-win. sandusky serving a 30 to 60-year sentence. three other penn state officials face trial for covering up sandusky's crimes. a memorial is being planned for the mother and brother of hannah anderson. hannah is the california teenager who was rescued after she was kidnapped by family friend james dimaggio. hannah's mom and her 8-year-old brother were found dead in dimaggio's burned-out home. next saturday's memorial will be open to the public. and at number four, president obama wraps up his vacation on martha's vineyard
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and that will be today. and he has spent a lot of time playing golf. the president hit the links yesterday with comedian larry david. he played nine holes with the seinfeld co-creator and the "curb your enthusiasm" star. rounding out the foursome were glen hutchins and former u.s. trade representative ron kirk. no scores were revealed. finally, seattle pot smokers are getting an education this week in an effort to get the word out about the state's new marijuana law. seattle police went to the annual festival known as hempfest and passed out bags of doritos with the dos and don'ts of getting high in the state. among the tips, don't drive high, don't smoke pot in public, but it says do listen to dark side of the moon at a reasonable volume. so a sense of humor there. >> i think it's a very wise pr savvy plan. okay, it is a very different story for pot on other side of the country in new jersey.
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republican governor chris christie is weighing a decision to allow children to be treated with medical marijuana but only with strict provisions. >> parents of sick kids are feeling caught in the middle here. cnn's alina cho has one family's story. >> reporter: 14-year-old jackson storms is totally fine one minute, eating his lunch, and the next he's on the floor suffering from a seizure. jackson has a severe form of epilepsy. >> he could be going about having fun playing basketball, jumping ot trampoline or watching tv and, boom, he has a seizure. it's like having a car crash. he's had eight today. >> reporter: mom jenny, who's also a nurse, says he's tried everything. >> this right here is his medicine he takes every day, morning, afternoon, evening. >> reporter: nothing works. >> good job. go slow. good job. >> reporter: the only remedy that does work, she says, without severe side effects, is
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an edible form of medical marijuana. something she was able to give her son last year when they visited california. >> speech went up, cog in addition went up. >> reporter: the problem is this special strain of medical marijuana, legal in california, so far is illegal in new jersey where they live. the stormy gained national attention this week when an angry father of a 2-year-old girl, vivian, who has the same condition as jackson, confronted new jersey's governor, chris christie, with cameras rolling. >> please don't let my daughter die, governor. don't let my daughter die. >> reporter: two days later governor christie sent a medical marijuana bill which had been sitting on his desk for two months back to the state legislature, saying he would sign it under these conditions. edible forms of marijuana would be allowed but only for minors. in order to qualify, parents would still be required to get approval from the pediatrician and a psychiatrist as well as a prescription from a qualifying
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doctor. christie would also want to keep in place a provision that would place no limits on the number of strains of marijuana new jersey could dispense. >> so it's unlimited strains now, and edibles are allowed. we won. jack can get his medication in new jersey. >> the side effects of the drugs my son is on now, death, anorexia, insaomnia, increased seizure. the side effects of marijuana are lethargy and irtability. i'll take that. quality of life is going to be huge. i was told by the doctors way back when my son wouldn't live past the ablg of 2. he's amazing, he is a gift, and he deserves treatment. >> once the state legislature agrees to governor christie's changes, christie says he will sign the bill into law. if all of this is done quickly, this special strain of medical marijuana could be made available in new jersey as early as next month. and for people like jackson's
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mom, it means everything. right now jenny storm says she can't go anywhere with her son because of those severe seizures. you saw them in the video there. but if he is able to take this medical marijuana, she said they will finally be able to enjoy life as a family. something as simple as going to the grocery store, for instance, it's something she can't do right now. >> amazing story. you really get a sense of what these families are dealing with. it's tragic. alina cho, thank you so much. you can check out your local listings for replays of dr. sanjay gupta's special, "weed," which looks at medical marijuana. well, 20 and 30-year-olds are losing their religion. why more millennials of leaving the church. we have that coming up on "new day sunday." see life in the best light. [music]
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hey, good morning, washington, d.c. the forecast is for a high of 70 degrees. a little bit of rain in there and brianna, i believe you'll be back there later today. safe travels. >> and i'll be pulling out my umbrella to get ready for that. it's sunday so we've got to take stock of the week ahead. on monday, you'll want to set your dvr or tune into "new day" at 6:00 a.m. eastern. that's because cnn will be airing get first u.s. tv interview with prince william since the birth of his baby boy,
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prince george. big interview, so you'll want to see that. and then on tuesday, talk about better late than never. that's the case here. the 1972 super bowl champion miami dolphins are headed to the white house. why now, you may say? it's been decades. well, they weren't invited to meet president nixon after the watergate scandal hit, so they'll finally get their shot. on thursday we've got a couple things going on. the mlk march on d.c. begins in birmingham. civil rights groups will be heading to washington where on sunday people from around the world will observe the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. also, we've got a pair of cosmonauts who will take a walk outside the international space station. you'll see that on camera. they'll be setting up a platform for a new telescope. and then saturday is the day, as we mentioned, the big day. the "i have a dream" speech 50th anniversary. dozens of cities planning for a worldwide let freedom ring
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celebration. the king center will kick off five days of events and services in d.c. honoring dr. king's legacy. also expected to continue this week, protests in egypt and the issue is sure to come up on capitol hill, which means it's time for our political gut check with candy crowley. candy, nice to see you, as always, on sunday morning. let me ask you this. reaction in washington to the events in egypt, really what is the consensus of what the u.s. can do? >> here's where the president, while he formulates what steps, if any, to take next is lucky. congress is out on its august break. so there is not a time for a collection of voices to rise as one and say we ought to do this or we ought to do that. i will tell you, though, that senator john mccain, who's our guest this morning, came back from egypt and changed his mind about whether u.s. aid should be
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given -- should continue to go to egypt given what's going on in the streets there. he now thinks its time to suspend that aid. before he voted against a bill that would have done just that until elections were held. so clearly while the coup itself several weeks ago by the military ousting mohamed morsi was sort of nuanced by the administration in the sense of they didn't call it a coup and they knew it was a popularly backed coup, was something the administration really felt that it could nuance. when you watch those pictures, it becomes hard eer and harder. i think that's true of the administration and will likely be true of congress. but in the end since egypt already has its aid for this year, it's something that won't come up until next year in terms of congress being able to do something about it, if they want. >> candy crowley, thank you very much for joining us. we'll look forward to seeing you a little later. stay here, by the way, for
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so today we -- for today's "faces of faith" we are talking about how millennials are leaving the church in droves. if you need proof, all you need to do is look online because websites like read it has more than two million subscribed to the page on eightism. the christianity page has only 67,000. >> and there is this survey in 2012. one in four young adults say that they are, quote,
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unaffiliated with any religion, though many claim a religion when they were younger. to talk more about this, we have brought along two millennials. joining us on the phone is rachel evans, who is an evangelical blogger and author. she is 32. the reason she's on the phone is because the weather up i guess by national is pretty bad. and also we have hemet meta, the editor of friendly atheist. it's friendlyatheist.com. he is an author and also 30. they both wrote about this on cnn.com's belief blog. welcome to the both of you. >> thank you. >> rachel, let's start with you. you guys have slightly different opinions. rachel, why do you think millennials are turning away from the church? >> i think there's this assumption among a lot of christian leaders that if we bring in some hipper worship bands and coffee shop and a
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pastor who wears skinny jeans, young adults will come flocking back to the church, but clearly that's not working. 59% of young adults ages 18 to 29 with a christian background have actually dropped out of church. now, not all of these young adults are flocking to atheism. most still identify as christians and identify as people of faith but they're not going to church anymore. what i find interesting is that 41% of these millennials with a christian background who have dropped out of church say they are not looking for a hipper version of christianity, they're actually looking for a more traditional faith. so i think folks are leaving not because they're not getting lattes, i think they're leaving because they feel like they're not connecting with jesus. so i think they're looking for churches that care for the poor, that make social justice like anti-trafficking initiatives a priority. >> rachel, let me stop you for a minute because i want hemet to
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join the conversation here. you wrote with atheism. what makes that attractive to younger people? >> if you ask young people, if you ask millennials what comes to mind when they think of christianity and when they think of the church, they will tell you it's anti-gay, anti-doubt, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-sex education. we all know what the church is against and we really don't care what the church is for when you have that much baggage. and so for a lot of young people, they want to get away from the church. and more importantly, though, as atheists we're kind of bringing them along. we like exposing the church for all the bad things it does. we say, look, we have reason on our site. all the evidence, all reality points to our side away from god. it seems like when you keep pushing that message and you have more atheists coming out of
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the closet, all of a sudden you have more people flocking not just away from the church like rachel is saying but toward a place where god isn't so much an issue in their lives anymore. >> rachel, you and hemet obviously have very disparate views here but i noticed in both of your columns there was something you talked about and that was a tension between science and religion. you both talked about how people are torn between being devoted to a religion and perhaps how their religion treats their gay friends. you know, in the case of science and religion, hemet says that science always wins out. do you think that's the case? >> well, i mean i absolutely agree with hemet on that about the reputation that the church has is often that we're hateful or that gay and lesbian people are not welcome in the church or that people have to choose between their intellectual integrity and their faith when it comes to science. so i think what people are really looking for is not a
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church that answers all of their questions, but a community of faith where they feel safe wrestling with these tough questions that are related to science, related to sexuality. so i do agree that that's a problem and that we need to do better at creating a safe environment so that folks don't feel like they have to leave the church to ask their toughest questions about faith, their toughest questions about how science and faith are compatible, that they can find those places to have those conversations within the church. we need to create environments where we can have this conversation. >> hemet, you wrote about influential christians and said that they're pushing people away. how so? is it their personality? just because they seem to be the face of that faith? >> yeah, well, it's very easy to dismiss someone like pat robertson because he says so many crazy things on the air. but you never really hear about some of the more popular current
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christian pastors who cedric warren who said so many awful things about gay people or ma driscoll who belittled women. and one is equivocating on whether hell is existing. it kind of makes you second-guess whether you want to be a part of a faith like that and it's very easy to, again, as an atheist to say, you know what, you should just abandon those faiths altogether. because it's not just christianity is unpopular, but it's untrue. and there's so many resources now that young people have access to that shows why it's not just christianity that's unpopular, it's not just that it's wrong, it's that all religion just has no merit when it comes to the truth. >> all right, we have to end it there. of course this is just a
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philosophical debate that we're having this morning. thank you very much for joining us as we discuss faith and young people. we appreciate it. we could talk a long time about that. >> and their columns are worth checking out at cnn.com. you can check out our award-winning belief blog at cnn.com/belief. coming up, strong wind, a reddish sky and sand. tons of it in the air. we'll take a look at destructive sandstorms. okay, listen up! i'm re-workin' the menu. mayo? corn dogs? you are so outta here! aah! [ female announcer ] the complete balanced nutrition of great-tasting ensure. 24 vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and 9 grams of protein. [ bottle ] ensure®. nutrition in charge™.
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time now for our cool new series "the science behind" where we explain the why behind the what. >> i am a geek at heart. this week i took a look at the destructive weather phenomenon known as sand storms. they are imposing mountains of sand particles that can tear through cities and strike almost without warning. they can be quite violent. new science could soon help predict the approaching storms. they are menacing to look at and from the air, sandstorms can appear to swallow up entire cities. on the ground, the sky can turn deep red, making conditions treacherous. >> you said you've never seen a dust storm? where are you from? >> jersey. >> what do you think about this? >> we don't get these out there. it just rains, so we get the wind but we get water instead of dust. >> this is not my favorite weather.
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>> reporter: now scientists are going inside these monster sandstorms, also known as haboobs, like never before. >> we tracked every particle and conceded that particles can collide each other. >> reporter: the team used computer simulators and wind tunnels to recreate sandstorms, following the path of more than 4,000 particles. by studying the flight of each sand particle and how they collide, researchers say it could help predict how this destructive weather phenomenon impacts the land before it strikes. >> we are saying that the particles are reaching higher heights through the midair collisions. studies before were predicting, let's say, a certain amount -- a different height, which is less than what we predict as real for the sandstorms. >> reporter: in fact, their findings suggests that midair collision of sand particles can double the strength of a sandstorm, rather than weaken it, as previously thought.
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>> they can be quite intense. they can have very strong winds, in excess at times of 60 miles an hour. and they can definitely be very dangerous in the way that they rapidly reduce visibility. >> reporter: these new models could help scientists predict the severity of an approaching storm. so while instinct would make many run the other way, these scientists see the beauty and the power and physics of mother nature. and you can tune in again next weekend for our new segmentand check us out on twitter. now before we go, a quick intro to our must see moment and this funny little guy. who is that? he's a small mammal that lives in the forest of ecuador and colombia. >> scientists say it's the first new mammal discovered in the western hemisphere in 35 years. it's a member of the raccoon family and a raccoon with a teddy bear face. >> awfully cute guy. >> love to meet m.

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