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>> it appears that this man had an appetite that he had to fill. >> remains of at least ten people turn up in a convicted rapist house. he'll stay behind bars as police search for possibly more victims. across iran anti-government protesters sit the streets and they got a message for president obama. a florida casino calls a multimillion dollar jackpot a malfunction. we have the rest of that story. hi, everybody. chuck roberts on a wednesday. welcome. a convicted rapist facing multiple counts of murder, rape and kidnapping will stay behind bars indefinitely. a judge in cleveland has denied
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bond for 50-year-old anthony sowell. calling his alleged crimes gruesome. within the past week authorities have found the remains of at least ten people in and around sowell's home including a skull discovered in the basement. law enforcement officers appear disturbed by the killings. >> 23 years in law enforcement along with other guys with more time we've never seen anything like it so it's very challenging from an investigative standpoint, from an emotional standpoint for all of the investigators on the ground doing it, the coroner's office. so just emotional but the guys are -- the men and women are professional and they'll continue doing their job. >> neighbors say they complained of foul odor in the area but some thought it came from a business that sold sausage nearby. at a news conference later today, the county coroner may release the preliminary causes of death for four of the bodies
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discovered, the ones just yesterday. breaking news. investigators continue to turn anthony sowell house inside out looking for more victims. don't miss nancy grace tonight at 8:00 and 10:00 eastern on hln. a missing pregnant woman found dead. her body discovered in florida on monday. watkins was last seen thursday. she had a 4-year-old son and worked at mcdonald's and was going to junior college. pensacola police spoke with the father of her unborn child several times. investigators think that three dickinson state softball players drove into a pond in the dark. no foul play is suspected in the deaths of the three students. the bodies of the three women and a dog were found in the
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submerged suv yesterday found resting on its wheels in ten feet of water doors and windows shut. signals from phone calls led investigators to the pond with which is hidden by tall grass on private property. overhauling health insurance may take longer than anybody expected. yesterday senate majority leader harry reid was asked if his health care bill would pass this year. he refused to offer a timetable. the budget office blew the deadline for analyzing the cost of the bill and the senate cannot vote until it's completed. that's the analysis. the delay could mean reid having trouble getting enough votes. on the other side of the capitol, house leaders hope to take a vote on their bill this weekend. president obama wanted a bill on his desk by the time of the august recess a couple months ago. detainees at the u.s. facility at guantanamo bay won't get the h1n1 flu vaccines after all. the task force responsibility for detainees said last week they would get shots but
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lawmakers criticized the plan because of vaccine shortages in the u.s. the white house says there's no h1n1 vaccine for gitmo and none is on the way. judging by these pictures, and the sounds, iran's opposition movement has not lost its steam or spirit defying a harsh government crackdown. thousands took to the streets of tehran today and in this rally they chatted obama either you're with us or you're with them. iranians are flooding youtube and other social networking sites with videos and pictures showing protesters walking over a picture of iran's supreme leader unthinkable just a few months ago. riot police armed with batons and tear gas were in full force. you see a woman being hit in the head and she falls down. a young man rushes to her aid but riot police beat him as well. today's march by the opposition coincides with a different rally
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by government supporters this being the 30th anniversary of the takeover of the u.s. embassy and the hostage crisis that ensued. iran celebrates this every year as an official holiday. on november 4, 1979, islamic students stormed the compound and held 52 americans for 444 days. for the opposition the anniversary was an opportunity to reignite these anti-government protests and they did that. veterans day is a week off but we have a salute here from marion who said she's grateful for the sacrifices her son makes each and every day. >> today's salute comes from a proud mother for her son. greg, your family is so proud of your accomplishments and your service to your country. >> caller: this is marion. i'm saluting my son a corporal in the united states marine corps. greg, we're so proud of you. your whole family. we miss you so much during your
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deployment and can't wait for you to return home soon. god bless you, greg. you're such a role model for your younger brother, sister and all of your cousins. we're so grateful for all of your sacrifices. we miss your practical jokes and laughing and bear hugs. be safe. hurry home to us. >> greg made corporal a month ago. congrats to him. back to you. >> robin meade, many thanks. americans exercise the power of the ballot once again and raise more questions than they answer. what were voters thinking as they went to the polls in the off-year election? share your views on hln.
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welcome back. that man is dan harrington. a very worried father. his daughter, morgan, disappeared on the 17th of october and he's trying to
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reignite interest and launch a new search this coming weekend. let's listen in. >> a reward if through the jefferson area crime stoppers. we're appreciative of our friends and family who have contributed to this as well as metallica and the united way. again, we're very grateful for all of the support that everyone has given us during this very difficult time. last week in my efforts to find a way through this i reached out to mr. ed smart to find clues as to how he and his family got through the difficulty of their daughter, elizabeth's, disappearance several years ago. over the last several days mr. smart has been very supportive of us and has been -- he's been very helpful and helping us
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negotiate various things that we need to do as a family in order to continue our search for morgan. yesterday mr. smart offered to come and talk with us and meet with the press in order to give us some support as we are starting this community search. i would ask you to welcome mr. ed smart. >> it's a very difficult situation for the harringtons to be here. i think everyone knows that this is something that no parent chooses to have happen to them and they have met this head-on and have tried to do their best to keep the awareness out there to find morgan when a child is missing you have no idea of what to do and how to move forward and as i was talking with gil earlier today she said that it's just one baby step at a time
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trying to find your way through this horrendous traumatic event in their lives. you know, as i talked with them i shared with them thinking back on the morning after elizabeth was abducted and one of the most amazing things that brought us such great hope was to see the support of the community. i will never forget as the recovery center came to our community and set up a search center at the shriner's hospital this line of volunteers that lined for as far as i could see to try and help find elizabeth and i believe that there are so many wonderful people out there that do care about morgan and want to find her and so i volunteered to come here today and help talk about the importance of the community coming forward and searching. >> ed smart talking about the ordeal that he went through with
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his daughter, elizabeth, who was found and what this means to the family of morgan harrington, a young virginia tech student, who went up to charlotteville to attend a concert and disappeared and it's been three weeks or more. there's a $150,000 reward offered for her safe return or information leading to it. $50,000 of which was donated by. they're going to try to reignite this search in the charlottesville area. the chairman of the gop says he's not gloating but he's smiling about the results of off-year elections. the gop won big. governorships in two big states taking seats away from democrats. although a new york congressional seat in republican hands for a century is no longer. former u.s. attorney chris christii is the fir christie is the first to win in more than a decade. that didn't overcome the strong
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negative impression voters had of corzine. and virginia has a new republican governor. the former state attorney general bob mcdonnell easily defeated creigh deeds and will succeed tim kaine who is chairman of the democratic national committee. a special election in upstate new york provided the only twist in this campaign tsunami. democrat bill owens will represent a district elected only republicans for more than a century defeating doug hoffman. the republican nominee quit the race last weekend. we're talking politics today. what's the fallout? richelle carey has been looking at what you have to say and what your read is on yesterday's election and what you think about this being one year to the day after obama won. >> it is a year to the day. it seems like with it being a year and technically less than a year since barack obama has been in office it seems like a year is not enough to think he's
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either the worst president ever or the worst president ever but that's the read we get from people. they know what they know in their guts. this is a comment from our facebook page. just search richelle carey hln and you can dive into the conversation. ralph feels this way. feels like we're trapped in a lame duck presidency to me. he says indecisive, weak and more emphasis on self-image that carrying out the duties of the office of the president of this great country of ours. julie says i'm so proud to say he is my president and he's doing a great job cleaning up a huge mess looking out for the common man is trying to do what he can for us. kim is calling us from connecticut. people have been passionate about this. some people have been talking about where things stand a year since president obama has been in office. other people trying to make connections to local races. what's your take on this? >> i'm disappointed with president obama. he's using a band-aid approach
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to jump-start our economy. cash for clunkers is a temporary fix. it's a hot mess that will only increase our country's debt. i'm fed up. i think we're going down a dark, long tunnel with no light in sight. >> you read my mind. you did vote for him and you say this is not what you expected? >> not at all. not at all. >> what do you plan to do about it? >> my husband owns a small business in connecticut. he's laid off everyone including our three sons and myself. i just don't know what we're going to do. >> thank you for calling. i'm sorry for what your family is going through. thank you. luis from south carolina. all right. you're equally passionate i'm sure. >> caller: i want to point out like you said before the president has been in office for only about nine months and yet he's managed to already create 3.4% growth in the economy with the things that he's done.
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i just feel americans need to -- >> that hasn't been sustained growth yet. let's be fair. those are the most recent numbers. it is a glimmer. >> caller: what i'm saying is as americans we need to be more patient. we cannot expect the president who is one man to clean up the mess that took the republicans eight years to make and they have a nerve to talk about fiscal responsibility when they squandered the trillion dollar surplus they inherited in 2001 when bush took office and they keep talking about spending but you haven't heard one thing about the $686 billion budget for defense for 2010 and that is $1 trillion for one year. the apt's health care reform is a trillion over ten years with it being 100 to 200 trillion per year and republicans in a t.e.a. party goers haven't said one word about that. we have money for war but not for the american people for health care. >> you're talking a lot of numbers. i hear you. we have been reporting a lot of the numbers you're talking about. can you understand the personal story that kim was talking about right before you. she's had to lay off some
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people. thank you for that. we have a text we want to share with you from bill. bill says obama is doing a horrible job just like all politicians he made promises he can't keep like bringing our troops home and now he wants to send more. we don't no that he's going send more. he's debated about what to do about afghanistan. we'll keep you posted on that. steve gave us his views? >> i think he's been in an office for less than a year. he did well in the election. he's had a -- we've had had a long time as a country to get to where we are and where we were before the election. nine months, ten months time being in office i think he's done as best he can but we'll have to give him more time before we have an answer for how good he's done as president. >> we're just getting started. we want to know what do you think. how is president obama doing a year after being elected? call us. 877-835-5456.
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days after a california state student was found beaten in his dorm room and died, his parents got a shock when they opened the mail. they got a $29,000 bill from the hospital even though their son was insured along with a bill a detailed letter describing doctor's efforts to revive them forcing them to relive their tragic loss. >> barely enough energy to finish sentences. having to sit down and deal with something like this out of the blue is extremely difficult. >> i don't think there's any civilized country anywhere in the world that would allow parents of a murdered boy to receive a bill like this and a letter like this. >> the hospital has apologized
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saying the bill and letter should have gone instead to the insurance company. police are accusing a fellow student of killing him. pop star rihanna is speaking out for the first time about being assaulted by her ex-boyfriend chris brown. rihanna says her ordeal and media attention were humiliating and the police photo leaked to the media added insult to injury and was disappointed to learn police officers accused in the leak are women. rihanna awoke to find helicopters sucircling over her house and reporters swarming her street. she said i went to sleep as rihanna and woke up as britney spears. how is this for an odd couple. alec baldwin and steve martin will co-host the oscars next february or march or whenever it is. martin hosted the show twice before. the first for alec baldwin. a producer for the show said he
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liked the idea of contrasting personalities. decide for yourself when the oscars are on march 7th. a casino causes a malfunction. what does the florida gambler who hit the jackpot get? @@@@
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a convicted rapist facing multiple counts will stay behind bars. bond denied for anthony sowell calling his alleged crimes gruesome. >> 28 years of being on the bench, this is without question the most serious set of allegations that i ever faced. given the nature and the gruesomeness of the allegations that have been placed against you as well as your past criminal history, the court believes that the request of the prosecution in this matter that you be held and remanded without
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bond is well taken and as a result that will be the order of the court. >> there was no surprise there. within the past week authorities have found the remains of ten people in and around sowell's home including a skull discovered in the basement. neighbors complained of foul smell in the air but people thought it came from a nearby business that was selling sausage. at a news conference later today, the county coroner may release a preliminary cause of death on the four bodies discovered yesterday. strangulation death for many of the other victims. what's the next step for police in cleveland? on the phone is someone who knows about murder investigations. steve rogers with the nuttily, new jersey, police department is on the line. what stands out in this case? who dropped the ball here? >> i don't think the ball was dropped. i understand with the press conference of the police chief that they did not receive as many calls as one would be led to believe to respond to the
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seen of that house. i can tell you this. they are going to conduct a very thorough investigation by collaborating with police departments around the country. i got to tell you something. as of this morning i'm sure cold cases are being reopened. missing person reports are being reviewed. there's going to be an intense nationwide look at police reports over the past four years. obviously that period of time because he has been out for four years. >> you're familiar with the case. how did he pick up these women? do we have any ideas or common denominators to the victims? >> from what i understand, access to a computer in his house and possibility that he invited them to his home or met them at certain locations. police chief said last night they'll do an investigation regarding the background of some of the women they are able to identify. they want to check into their lifestyles to see who they were, what they did for a living, etc.
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there's a lot of work to be done. a lot of these questions will not be answered until the investigation is at a close. >> any suggestion that drugs may be involved here? >> that's a possibility. you know, these individuals that certainly, you know, have contact with other individuals who get involved with drug activity but i tell you something that wasn't mentioned that i'm curious about. did this suspect videotape some of the murders? this guy is a serial killer and i'm sure the police are going to be looking for evidence like a videotape. >> i hope they succeed in i.d.'ing all of the victims. people are worried about missing people. thanks for your expertise. we appreciate it. thank you. >> you're welcome. breaking news as this investigation continues and they turn anthony sowell's house inside out looking for still more victims, nancy grace will have the late breaking developments. don't miss nancy tonight 8:00 and 10:00 eastern here on hln.
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the parents of missing virginia tech student morgan harrington say they are beginning a new search for her on friday. they have also raised the reward to 150,000 and metallica is contributing $50,000. harrington went missing during a concert in charlottesville. >> morgan, 241, be strong. we are trying to find you. we will never stop. we are trying, honey. hang on. and to the person who has taken morgan from us, please just let her go. she has so much more to live and so much more to give. please let her come back to her family. we need her. >> the harringtons have
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distributed photos. 50,000 flyers at the tech home football game were distributed last week but she went missing upstate or middle of the state in charlottesville, virginia. a missing pregnant woman has been found dead. her body discovered in florida monday. watkins was last seen thursday. she had a 4-year-old son, worked at a mcdonald's and was going to community college. police are not ruling out tanyoe as a suspect. the chairman of the republican party says he's not gloating but admit he's smiling about the results of the offyear elections. the gop one elections for governor in two states taking both seats away from democrats but a race in republican hands, a seat that was in hands for more than a century is no longer. former u.s. attorney chris christie in new jersey is the first one to win statewide in more than a decade. jon corzine spent nearly twice as much as christie in the
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campaign. that didn't overcome a strong negative impression voters had of the governor. in virginia, a new republican governor. bob mcdonnell defeated creigh deeds and will succeed tim kaine. one last twist in a wildly dramatic campaign as bill owens represents a congressional district that has only elected republicans for more than 100 years. he defeated a conservative party candidate doug hoffman. the republican nominee quit the race last weekend. one year since barack obama became the 44th president of the united states. he was inaugurated in january. it's our your views question. richelle carey telling us how you've been weighing in and how the president is doing and what races yesterday might tend to say about that. >> with all those races you were just talking about and with the anniversary of barack obama's
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election to be president, we couldn't ignore the fact that people want to talk politics. some people want to connect dots why some people say there is no connection or some people say there is a connection between what happened yesterday and how they think president barack obama is doing. we put the question out for your topic. president obama did campaign in new jersey. some people say you can't act like there's not a connection. it's so very clear. so we're kind of making this open ended. we want to know how do you think president obama is doing. do you think that your situation personally is better or worse since he's taken office? do you think he's made promises he hasn't kept? do you think there's a connection between what happened with republicans taking over the governorship in new jersey. lots of questions. hit on whichever one you want to. connect the dots if you want to or say stop connecting the dots. that doesn't make any sense. we want to know what do you think. how is president obama doing a year after being elected president? call us right now at 877-tell-hln. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln or you
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can comment on my facebook page richelle carey hln to dive into the discussion. we're sifting through a lot of comments right now. people are passionate to say the least. the phones and computers are on fire. it's the best way i know how to put it. >> the servers under siege. >> no surprise. we'll talk soon. can't wait to hear it. voters in maine repealed the state law that approved gay marriage. it's now lost in every state where it went to a popular vote. 31 states. five states have legalized it through legislation or courts in maine opponents of gay marriage won by a 6% margin. that vote overturned a state law enacted last spring. first funnyman steven colbert got his own flavor of ice creme and then a treadmill at the international space station named after him and now he's got his sites set on olympic gold. that's ahead on our cnn.com segment and the one thing monkeys are willing to trade for sex.
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we heard about bailouts of gm, aig, what about the u.s. speed skating team that they were in big trouble losing their main sponsor only months before the olympics. it wasn't the government that came to their rescue. it was steven colbert. a lot of clicks on this story today. >> colbert is into everything. the treadmill on the space shuttle at the international space station and now he's going to colbert nation is going to sponsor the u.s. speed skaters. the squad lost its $300,000 sponsor from that dutch bank dsb. the comedy central network host
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and all of his viewers now are playing daddy warbucks to the team. they signed the official sponsorship documents on the colbert report which is his show. and the former olympic champion speed skater dan jansen was there. >> can we sponsor u.s. speed kating? >> yes. absolutely. >> where do i sign? >> right here. >> all right. are you ready to do this? >> that's him signing the contract. he's not actually cutting them a check. just launching a fund-raising effort. they raise at least $40,000 and as far as sponsorship, there could be a logo he says he's boasting it will be easy to see because the first one over the line. he has team spirit. the speed skating team has won 75 medals.
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this is serious stuff. >> absolutely. a lot of pride on the line. we heard the phrase monkey business but who knew there is business among monkeys and research that shows the main form of currency apparently is back rub. >> can you believe this? i love this story. it's one of our favorites on the website right now. yes. scientists learned that there's really an economy going on in the jungle with monkeys. they pay for things by grooming each other and the wealthiest and most powerful are considered to be those groomed the most. grooming is often exchanged for favors such as mating or being allowed to hold the other one's baby. researchers found that females would mate after receiving just 15 minutes of grooming and then they would stay loyal to the male. on all of the social climbing and trading of good points toward what's called a biological market that operates on the same theories as the scientist say. wall street.
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you know. you scratch my back, i'll scratch yours and maybe a little more. >> clawing your way to the top. >> that's right. >> good to see you. today is the anniversary of the president's historic election one year ago 2008 in what matters partnership with essence magazine richelle carey sat down with five prominent male leaders in the african-american community and asked if they think life has changed for black men since the election. tom williams is the first black head football coach at yale and only the second in the ivy league. he talked about how he like, the president, is breaking down barriers. >> i do feel a sense of responsibility. you know, i want to be a role model for young african-american coaches who aspire to be head coaches and i want to do a good job and be known ultimately as a good coach but i'm certainly proud of my african-american heritage and would like to represent very well. >> you can see the rest of the interview at 4:00 eastern today right here on hln.
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rihanna opens up for the first time about being beat bin her ex-boyfriend, chris brown. what she says she went through when this story became a media viral sensation.
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judging by these images, iran's opposition unit has not lost steam or spirit. thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of tehran today chanting obama either you're with us or you're with them. iranians flooding youtube and all networking sites with video and pictures. here's one that shows protesters walking over a picture of the iranian supreme leader. unthinkable a few months ago. witnesses say riot police were out in full force and in a moment you'll see video of a woman right there being hit in the head. she falls down. a young man rushes into to her aid and riot police beat him as well. today's march by the opposition coincides with a different rally
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by government supporters. iran celebrates the takeover of the embassy as an official holiday. november 4, 1979, islamic students held 52 american hostages for 444 days. for the opposition, the anniversary was an opportunity to reignite anti-government protests. this afternoon california's inspector general released the results of a two-month investigation into the handling of phillip garrido's parole. he was under federal parole supervision for rape charges when young jaycee dugard was kidnapped in 1991. he and his wife pleaded not guilty in the dugard kidnapping case. a high school senior wears women's clothing every day but when he added heels and a wig on monday, the principal said change it or go home. he's not going back to school unless his hair can go with him. >> i would like to be able to wear what i have on and wear my hair and be treated the same and
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have an equal education opportunity as well as others. i don't want to be segregated or sent home because of what i have on. >> a school spokesperson says boy's hair cannot go below the collar. pop star rihanna speaking out for the first time about being assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, chris brown. she says her ordeal and media attention were humiliating. the police photo leaked to the media showing her bruised face added insult to injury. she said she felt especially dispinted to learn that the police officers accused in the leak are women. when the story broke of her beating, she awoke to helicopters overhead and reporters swarming her street. some robbers had to run for their lives when they came face to face with one 84-year-old man. art lewis said he pulled a gun when four people tried to rob his jewelry store monday that
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one of the robbers shot him at first shot at him first as he fired back. his store has been robbed twice before in one attack he was tied up and robbers took everything. our money expert clark howard serves in the georgia state guard. this weekend he is serving our troops. clark and robin meade teamed up to help soldiers to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. >> maria brooks may be your favorite person. what is the best way to be debt free before retirement? when you are retiring. >> two years from civil service. >> what kind of debts do you want to get your arms around. >> i want to get around paying off the house and having house and utilities. >> paying off your home mortgage is not a priority.
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the big priority is paying off any unsecured debt, personal loans, credit cards then next would be car loans. but home mortgage debt is not a high priority with me. it is more important you beef up your savings than be mortgage debt free. it is psychological for people want to be mortgage debt free on the day they retire. i'm not that much into that. your house is not going to feed you money. you are going to feed yourself from the money you saved. >> operation clark smart, don't miss it this weekend, 6:00 a.m., 12 p.m., 4:00 p.m. eastern. "30 rock" actor alec baldwin and steve martin will host next year's oscars. a producer says he liked the idea of their contrasting personalities you can decide when the oscars air march 7th. you think octo mom's brood
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is a lot. she has nothing on a bulldog in missouri. the incredible number of pups the dog gave birth to.
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it appears that this man had an insatiable appetite that he had to fill. remains of at least ten people turn up at a convicted rapist's house. he will stay behind bars. the gop gets a shot in the arm with election victories in new jersey and virginia. was last night really a referendum on washington democrats? president obama perhaps? also weds dis. a justice of the peace who refused to marry a bi-racial couple resigns. why he says he is walking away now. it is so good to be back with
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you. i'm christi paul. always good to see you. the parents of a missing virginia tech student are asking the public to help in the search for their daughter. 20-year-old morgan harrington hasn't been seen since october 17th at a metallica concert at the university of virginia. morgan's mother gil harrington pleaded for her daughter's safe return. >> morgan, 2-4-1, be strong. we are trying to find you. we will never stop. we are trying, honey, hang on. and to the person who has taken morgan from us, please just let her go. she has so much more to live and so much more to giver. please let her come back to her
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family. we need her. >> oh, boy, cannot imagine what that woman is going through and that family. a $150,000 reward is being offered. a large part of it put up by metallica. a spokes woman for the virginia state police say investigators are getting leads in the case but they have slowed down. a convicted rapist facing multiple counts of murder, rape and kidnapping will continue to stay behind bars. a judge in cleveland denied bond for 50-year-old anthony sowell calling his alleged crimes gruesome. authorities have found remains of at least ten people in and around sowell's home including a skull in the basement. law enforcement officers appear visibly disturbed by the killing spree. >> 24 years in law enforcement along with the other guys that have quite a bit more time it's, you know, we've never seen anything like it.
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so it is very challenging. from an investigative standpoint, from an emotional standpoint for the investigators on the ground, the coroner's office. so it's emotional but the guys are -- the men and women are professional and will continue doing their job. >> the neighbors say they complained of a foul smell in the area but some thought it may be coming from a nearby business that sold sausage. at a news conference later today the county coroner may release the preliminary causes of death of the four bodies discovered just yesterday. we will bring that to you as it happens. as investigators continue to turn anthony sowell's home inside out nancy grace has the late-breaking developments. watch her at 8:00 and 10:00 eastern on hln news and views. we have gotten word a missing pregnant woman has been found dead. her body was discovered in a
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bayou on monday. samira watkins was last seen thursday. she had a 4-year-old son. she worked at mcdonald's, was going to junior college. police have spoken to her the father of her unborn child and are not ruling out anyone. investigators think three dickinson softball players made the mistake of driving into a farm pond in the dark. no foul play is suspected in the death of the three women. the bodies of the women and neufeld's dog was found in the submerged suv yesterday. it doors and windows were closed. the signals from the women's last desperate phone calls helped investigators find the pond hidden by tall grass on private property. later this afternoon
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california's inspector general will release the results of a two-month investigation of phillip garrido's parole. he was under federal parole when jaycee dugard was kidnapped in 1991. he and his wife pleaded not guilty in the dugard case. of course, she has been reunited with her family. the chairman of the republican party isn't -- insists he is not gloating here, admits he is smiling. the gop won elections for governor in two states taking both seats away from democrats. a new york congressional seat in republican hands for a century is not so any longer. so let's break this down for you. former u.s. attorney chris christie is the first republican to win a statewide new jersey race in a decade. incumbent democrat jon corzine spent twice as much as christie. also virginia has a new
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republican governor, former state attorney general bob mcdonnell. he easily defeated creigh deeds and will succeed tim kaine. a special election in upstate new york provided one last twist in a wildly dramatic campaign. democrat bill owens will represent a congressional district that has lkted only republicans for more than 100 years. he defeated doug hoffman. the republican nominee quit the race last weekend. of course, we are talking politics today. for your views question. richelle is looking at what you had to say. i have been checking it out on our facebook pages, richelle, what are people saying? >> we didn't get any responses, christi. none at all. >> yeah, right. >> we are talking politics, a
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year since we've had a new president. an overwhelming response and the elections yesterday, how do you think the president is doing, do you think what happened yesterday with two republicans being -- defeating democrats for governorships do you think there is a connection to how president obama is doing? we asked questions. lydia is calling from rhode island. lydia you have the floor. >> caller: i wanted to give my view. i know people are questioning if barack obama is doing his job for the first year. i want people to give him a chance, an opportunity. we came from eight years of bush and it is a very hard job for president obama. so just give him the respect and give him four years. the end of his term let's question whether, i mean, he has a large shoes to fill. yes, maybe he is focusing on health care. i'm a nurse.
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my brother has been unemployed for over a year. at least give us a start. let us give him a chance, an opportunity. >> lydia, can i ask you if you voted for him? >> caller: i did. most definitely. >> you say patience is needed. >> caller: would you say the same thing if john mccain was president? >> if he was i hope they would question him as barack. i hope they could give him the same opportunity. give him an opportunity. we gave bush eight years. nobody questioned him about the war. >> i don't know. >> caller: not as much. i shouldn't say -- they are focusing on what obama -- he is not god. he is a president. >> so you are saying patience should rule the day. okay, lydia, thank you very much. got an e-mail because if you
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recall christi and folks watching, president obama campaigned on changing the tune in washington. i feel president obama is working hard to put his plans to work. his problem is a house and senate as that hasn't learned to work together for the good of the whole country. when they do, our whole government will be awesome. here is an e-mail from tim. obama's presidency is like his political career, much talk and little done. he is speaking to reporters daily but hasn't done anything. tim is waiting for something. let's get to a phone call. maria is calling from oregon. thanks for your patience. what is your take? >> caller: i voted for barack obama. i am a democrat and i am very disappointed in the way the country is heading. i do not believe that we need to give him more -- i don't believe in the patience thing. lydia was saying we need to give him time. he is putting too much on his plate. i am very disappointed in how
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thin skinned he actually became. he needs to focus more on running the country rather than campaigning and, you know, his comments against people that oppose him is really disappointing to me. i feel he is polarizing this country politically. >> so you want to see some action. maria, thank you very much. a lot of posts on my facebook page. go to richelle careyhln. this is what joe says, joe says obama is the one who said he would fix everything. more broken promises, maybe instead of playing basketball and golf, more work. jackie wrote stop hating on the president. we need to give him time to clean up the mess republicans made. we need to remember he is only one man and there is a lot of -- this is what she says, crap that needs to be cleaned up. marilyn made her point to our
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your views camera. look at this. >> i think president barack obama is doing a wonderful job. i'm looking at the challenges he had when he came into office and i think he's made a sizable dent and improved it and i think in the next year just as he said, it is a big ship, you can't turn a big ship around in one day, in one month, in one year. i expect him to continue at the rate that he's done and i think we're all going to be pleased with what he's done. >> thanks to marilyn. christi you had to sift through a bunch of welcome back messages. you have a comment you want to share. >> i think this comment shows how polarizing it is. people love him or don't like him. i think the fact that the gop is regaining office is speaking volumes about the job obama is doing. the main message is there are promises. people are getting disillusioned with him. can you say one term.
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ouch. people are passionate about what they're saying. that is evident on what you are getting on facebook and what i'm getting on my facebook page. we want to thank everybody. >> more to come. he refused to marry an interracial couple. now that justice of the peace has decided to resign. does he have any regrets?
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how is this for an odd couple. alec baldwin and steve martin. this will be the first time to host the oscars for baldwin. the producer likes the idea of the contrasting personalities. the oscars air march 7th. soccer is helping the homeless get back on their feet nationwide due to the selfless man. we have the story in leaders
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with heart. >> reporter: lawrence cann grew up playing soccer. he is using soccer to keep homeless men and women off the streets. >> it isn't just about playing sports. when i was 9 years old my house burned down. thank god we had family to support us. >> reporter: what started in 2005 as one team in charlotte has grown to 16 teams across the country. there is a u.s. cup and a homeless world cup. off the field cann coaches the players in life. they set three, six and 12-month personal goals. >> when you get here your spirit is growing, your self-confidence is broken. being in an environment where there is trust and team work, that helps psychologically. >> reporter: chris found a job, moved out of the shelter and is
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going back to school. >> no one wants to be homeless. my heroes are the people who come through our program.
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all righty. unlike general motors, we haven't heard from chrysler since it emerged from bankruptcy in june. that is changing with a five-year turn around plan. we want to go to cnn.com's poppy harlow. good to see you. what have you discovered. >> great to see you as well. the call is going on right now, it is a six-hour event in auburn hills, michigan, where chrysler is based. what they are going to do now fiat owns a controlling stake.
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they have a short-term strategy, christi, to make their current products better. redesigning interiors, improving suspension. they have had 11 dodge products will be all new or significantly redesigned by 2014. the dodge viper, this race car looking car that you may know, that is going to be dropped next year. they say something new will replace it in 2012. news coming through from this call, the jeep patriot, the compass, both of those will go away in 2012. they will be replaced by the fiat based products. we are seeing which models will live and which will be replaced by fiat models. >> i imagine analysts have a lot to say. do you think this will be nuf to save chrysler? >> it is a great question. no one really knows. the new ceo says finances are
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improving. they had break even performance earlier this fall. analysts are saying this is a race against time. when you look at the sales of chrysler compared with gm and ford, gm and ford had sales gains in october of this year. chrysler saw sales fall 30% last month compared to a year ago. same with market share. gm and ford increased market share in october, chrysler's fell to 7.9%. falling sales, less product coming in. they need mid size sedans, crossovers. analysts say you have to redesign these european based cars fiat has and make cars americans want to buy. this call going on all day. you can see the updates in our latest story on cnnmoney.com. this company owes the u.s. government about $13 billion in
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taxpayer money. you will watch how they revamp this company. >> on such a tight, tight, tight budget. thank you so much, poppy. a jut of the peace who refused to marry an interracial couple resigned. this is the word from state officials. keith bardwell says he doesn't regret his decision but he says he was advised to step down. a florida man who thought he won $166 million at a slot machine has settled with the casino which initially refused to pay him. women seabeck says after he hit the jackpot the seminole hard rock casino told them the machine malfunctioned and you are out of luck. the maximum prize was $99,000 but his bet of $1.50 would have gotten him $2,500. the casino decided to give him
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an undisclosed amount as a good faith gesture. scandal in hollywood. sandra bullock versus a porn star. what does that mean? we will break it down in a moment. y8
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as widely expected the federal reserve has decided to hold interest rates at their already record low. they stay put at near zero. the fed made its decision a few moments ago. economists say they'll expect the fed will stick to a promise to keep rates exceptionally low for an extended period to give the economic recovery some lasting power apparently. the parents of a missing virginia tech student are asking the public to help in their search for their daughter. 20-year-old morgan harrington. she hasn't been seen since october 17th when she got separated from her friends at a metallica concert at the university of virginia. in a news conference a short
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while ago morgan's father dr. dan harrington talked about plans for a new search effort this weekend. >> we invite and welcome anyone who is able to volunteer their time this weekend to help in a community search for our daughter. we will stop at nothing until she is found and we are eternally grateful for any additional support the community can offer in helping bring morgan home. >> a $150,000 reward is being offered a lart part being put up for metallica. a spokes woman for virginia state police say investigators are getting leads in the case but they are slower coming in now. i know you are talking about this one. this is video we got this morning. a convicted rapist facing multiple counts of murder, rape and kidnapping will stay behind bars. a judge in cleveland denied bond for 50-year-old anthony sowell this morning calling his alleged
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crimes gruesome. >> mr. sowell, 28 years of being on this bench this is without question the most serious set of allegations i have ever faced. given the nature and the gruesomeness of the allegations placed against you as well as your past criminal history the court believes that the request of the prosecution in this matter that you be held and remanded without bond is well taken and as a result that will be the order of the court. >> within the past week authorities have found the remains of at least ten people in and around sowell's home including a skull discovered in the basement. neighbors say they complained of a foul smell in the area but some thought it came from a nearby business that sold sausage. at a news conference later today the county coroner may release preliminary causes of death of the four bodies discovered
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yesterday. what is the next stem for police in cleveland. on the phone is swhoun knows about murder investigations. detective lieutenant steve rogers with the nutley, new jersey police department. thank you for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> this is such a gruesome story. there have been bodies all over this house n the basement, on the third floor n the back yard. besides bodies, from an investigative standpoint, what might the investigators be looking for? >> well i'm sure they are looking for videotapes. unfortunately, a lot of these serial killers do film or tape these gruesome murders. that will be a major piece of evidence if they find that. additionally they will collaborate with police departments throughout the country because there are a number of cold cases that will be reopened and missing person reports reviewed once again. >> let me ask you, too, because
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i think one of the glaring questions here is what took police so long when you're talking about at least ten decomposing bodies, to get to this house and discover them? >> well, the police chief answered that question i believe in his news conference. there were very few, i believe one or two calls to the area or to that house regarding a disturbance and one incident regarding that smell that the police were notified about. i will admit to you this, perhaps they have to change their rules down there with regard to checking on sex predators. the sheriff's department did follow their guidelines and go there one time. that has to be relooked at. >> okay. one of the things we've noticed is when some of those folks talk to the media, some of the investigators, they are really emotional. this has been described as one of the deadliest crime scenes in cleveland history. how intense a toll does this
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take on investigators in general? >> oh, tremendous toll. i could tell you from the experiences i've had, you are not going to be able to sleep for a long time. many officers new to this type of investigation, they are going to have to go to counseling. it is horrific. it is impossible to describe unless you are in the shoes of a law enforcement officer. >> i don't know that i would want to wrap my brain about what it is they are seeing and going through. you mentioned cold cases. when you say, i mean, we know this man has been living in this house since 2005. how expansive will that investigation be in terms of opening up cold cases you said around the country? >> well, yeah. i'll tell you why i'm saying that. i understand he had the ability to travel. he had a lot of mobility. he could have visited places we are unaware of four or five years ago. at least when he got out of prison. the other issue is he had a computer and he obviously
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through the investigation communicated with some of these women via computer. >> detective lieutenant steve rogers with the nutley, new jersey, police department. thank you so much for your expertise and sharing it with us on this case that just has everybody baffled. thank you. as investigators continue to turn anthony sowell's house inside out, they are tearing down walls now, "nancy grace" will have the breaking developments 8:00 and 10:00 eastern. a new state report is slamming the california corrections department for failing to properly supervise the sex efender accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. phillip garrido was under federal parole supervision when he allegedly abducted jaycee dugard. the california inspector general's office may hold a press conference this afternoon to discuss the latest findings
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and we'll bring it to you if that happens. investigators think three dickinson state university softball players made the deadly mistake of driving straight into a farm pond in the dark. no foul play is suspected in the deaths of the three women. the bodies of the women and neufeld's dog were found in the submerged suv. it was found in ten feet of water. signals from the last desperate calls led investigators to that pond on private property. a college student is allegedly beaten to death by his roommate. days after his death his parents were slapped with a bill for $29,000 by the hospital that treated him.
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days after a california state student was found beaten in his dorm room and died his parents got a shock when they opened their mail. they got a $29,000 bill from the hospital even though their son was insured. along with the bill, here is the thing, a detailed letter explaining doctors' efforts to revive their son. that forced them to relive their loss. >> barely enough energy to finish your sentences, having to sit down and deal with something like this out of the blue is extremely difficult. >> i honestly don't think that there's any civilized country anywhere in the world that would allow parents of a murdered boy to receive a bill like this and a letter like this.
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>> now the hospital has since apologized saying the bill and the letter should have gone to their son's insurance company. police are accusing a fellow student of killing him. certainly we have heard about the bailouts of general motors, aig, what about the u.s. speedskating team. they were in big trouble losing their main sponsor before the olympics. it wasn't the government that came to their rescue, it was stephen colbert. initially when i read that, reggie aqui, he is a pretty generous guy. there's a twist. >> wait until you hear the rest of the story. there is another part. by the way, welcome back. it is nice to have you. >> thank you. >> our date at 2:40. >> i love our dates. don't tell my husband. >> okay. the speedskating team lost their
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sponsorship from a bank that went bankrupt. stephen colbert is acting as daddy war bucks. it was a $300,000 sponsorship. so comedy central host and viewers have jumped in and signed the official sponsorship documents on the colbert report. >> can the colbert nation sponsor u.s. speedskating? >> yes. absolutely. >> where do i sign? are you ready to do this? >> usa! usa! usa! >> so you should note that he is not signing a check. he is signing an agreement that will lead to a sponsorship deal from his viewers because they're basically pledging money. it is a fund-raising effort. so far the viewers have pledged $40,000. as for the sponsorship logo colbert boasts it will be the
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first one over the line. it is very possible he could be right. speedskating is one of the u.s. strongest winter sports. the whole history of the olympics the u.s. won 75 olympic medals. >> viewers are generous in many ways we should point out. we love our viewers. >> we certainly do. >> i know we have all used the phrase monkey business. who knew there was business going on among monkeys. i didn't know the main form of currency is back rubs. >> i want to live in their world. i will take a back rub over cash any day. >> really? >> yeah. strange. researchers have found out that is their currency. the more back rubs someone receives in the jungle, the more they're held in high esteem. you are at the top of the food chain if you get a lot of grooming from other monkeys. what is interesting is what they
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are exchanging these back rubs for. of course, as you might jump to immediately, mating, that is one of the things you get in exchange for a back rub. sometimes being allowed to hold a baby. researchers found females would mate after receiving 15 minutes of grooming and would stay loyal to that male. all that social climbing and trading of goods points towards a biological market. researchers say it is not that different from the market we have in the human world on wall street. as one researcher put it, only the strong survive isn't quite the right motto. it is more like only the cooperative survive in this trading world of the jungle. so 15 minutes and you get a little something something. >> cheap date. >> that is how it works with monkeys. >> cheap date. that is what bruce said in my ear. one from me. reggie, thank you so much. >> all righty. >> here is a subject you probably don't want to get too
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close to. bad breath. we are going beyond the surface. it may be a problem you can't simply brush off. >> a big concern among patients obviously is bad breath. it is really the bacteria that causes in part the bad breath. p peridontal or gum disease. you are smelling the bacteria. perhaps a crown is loose. you get the bad breath from the bacteria under the crown. many concerned parents say my child's breath is awful. if you see big golf balls in the back of the throat, the tonsils harbor bacteria. hydrogen peroxide diluted 50/50 with water is a good mouth rinse. another important thing people don't always think about is
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brushing your tongue. get any areas that may harbor bacteria.
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well the chairman of the republican party is not -- insists he is not gloating. he admits he is smiling about the results of the the off-year election. the gop won elections for governor in two states taking both seats away from democrats. a new york congressional seat in republican hands for more than a century is no longer. former u.s. attorney chris christie is the first republican to win a statewide new jersey race in more than a decade. jon corzine spent twice as much but it didn't overcome the strong negative impression voters had of the governor. virginia has a new republican governor. former state attorney general bob mcdonnell. he easily defeated creigh deeds
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and will succeed tim kaine. now a special election in upstate new york provided one last twist and turn in a wildly dramatic campaign if you have been following this. democrat bill owens will represent a congressional district that elected only republicans for more than 100 years. he defeated doug hoffman. the republican nominee quit the race last weekend. with all this going on, we are talking politics. richelle carey is here. i have to tell you, i know people on my facebook page are so passionate about this. >> yes. >> it is such a polarizing issue. >> it is. for some people this politics is the air they breathe. for other people they are so drained because it gets them so fired up they go back and forth. we have been discussing this. it has been a year since barack obama has been president. how do you feel about it? some people are ticked off about
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the question. they think it is too soon to be judging but other people are glag we asked because they want to get their opinion out. they know exactly how they've got their own report card. we've been asking, do you think things are better off now? do you think we're on the wrong track? these races we were talking about, some people think that that's a direct reflection on barack obama. so they're glad we're giving them a platform to talk about. very passionate. in some cases rude. in some cases very respectful. this is the viewers' question of the day. we have facebook pages. like you said. richelle carey, if you want to talk about it. really, we want to know what do you think? what do you think? >> some people, too, are saying these local elections don't have anything to do with thes a
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atmosphere on a national level. >> it also depends on whose side you're on. >> it does. this is your segment. this is what we do, of course. richelle, thank you very much. hit our facebook pages. we'll chat. veterans day a week away here. we salute the troops every day here on hln. so grateful for the sacrifices we've head. today robin meade says she's so grateful for the sacrifices her son makes each and every day. >> today's salute from a proud mother to her son marine corporal greg, your family is to proud of your accomplishments and the service to your country. >> hi, rob bing. this is marion. i'm saluting my son. here's a corporal in the united states marine corps. we're so proud of you. your whole family. we've missed you so much during your deployment and can't wait for you to return home. you're such a role model for
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your younger brother, sister, and all your cousins. we're so grateful for all your sacrifices. we miss your practical jokes and your laughing and your bear hugs. be safe. hurry home to us. you rock. >> back to you.
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it appear this is man has a sensati sensational appetite he had to fill. >> he'll stay behind bars as police search for possibly more victims. anti-government protesters across iran are hitting the streets. they have a message for president obama, too. grieving parents of a college student beaten to death were forced to relive the tragedy after getting a hefty bill. what the hospital is saying about the charges now. on a wednesday, hi, i'm chuck roberts. welcome. hln news and views begins now. the parents of a missing virginia tech student are asking the public's help in search for their daughter 20-year-old
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morgan harrington has not been seen when she was separated from friends attending a concert. morgan's father announce there had will be a new search effort this weekend. >> we invite and welcome anyone who is able to volunteer their time this weekend to help in a community search for our daughter. we will stop at nothing until she is found. we are eternally grateful for additional support the community can offer in helping bring morgan home. >> a $150,000 reward has been posted. 1/3 put up by metallica. investigators are still fielding leads in the case. they've been coming in slower in the last few days. a convicted rapist facing multiple counts of rape, murder and kidnapping will stay behind bars. a judge denied bond for 50-year-old anthony sowell calling his alleged crimes gruesome. authorities have found the
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remains of at least ten people in and around sowell's home, including a skull discovered in the basement. law enforcement appears visibly disturbed by the apparent killing spree. >> 24 years in law enforcement along with the other guys that have quite a bit more time. we've never seen anything like that. it's very challenging from an investigative standpoint. from an emotional standpoint. the investigators on the ground doing it. the coroner's office. so, it's emotional. but the guys are -- the men and women are professional. they're going to continue doing their job. >> neighbors say they complained of a foul smell, a decomposing smell in the area. it probably came from a nearby business that sold sausage. at a news conference later the county coroner may release the causes of death for the four bodies discovered yesterday.
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well, the sowell case is an issue jane velez-mitchell is looking into and has been for days. lots of questions about why the bodies were never found even thee he was checked in on consistently because he was a convicted rapist. what impact is this having on investigators? >> you just heard one of the investigators talking about this, chuck. this has to be emotionally overwhelming. imagine you're in that house, dealing just with the stench. the stench of death that neighbors said was overpowering from a distance. you're in there looking for more bodies and you've already found ten plus a skull sitting in a bucket in the basement. these investigators, incredible professionals that they are, have dealt with pretty gruesome crimes. we know some pretty hideous crimes have come out of cleveland, ohio. but this one takes the cake, and it is going to create essentially post-traumatic stress disorder in these
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investigator who is are going to have to get therapy and get help and get counseling for what they are dealing with. and now the search for more bodies has in fact expanded, chuck. they are going in a six-mile radius of this home. and looking in every abandon building, in every shed, wondering, could this guy have buried more bodies in these abandon areas. this is a nightmare. and, of course, you're hearg from neighbors who said i could have been one of the victims. he invited me in for a drink. >> i'm surprise not one missing person's case has been cleared by this. they don't have a positive i.d. i don't mean finally cleared. but nobody has come forward and say my daughter could be in there. my mom could be in there. >> i think there's a lot of speculation. there are people saying, hey, my cousin and my relative disappeared and lived in the vicinity. but the decomposition of the bodies is probably presenting an obstacle to positively identify them and therefore match them.
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you would think with the dental records alone they would have to be able to match some soon. i'm sure this is just the beginning of a major investigation. we're going to start hearing now the identities of these women. this is going to add a layer of horror to the story as we learn who these people are. right now they're numbers. soon they will be people. >> let me pose one thing. cbs spoke to a young woman whose mother went missing. she was a drug addict. she went missg from the neighborhood a year ago and the daughter said when she went to police they laughed and said oh, she'll show up for christmas. >> i think there is a double standard when it comes to looking for missing women and there is an aspect to it where if the person is a troubled person the police don't give it the attention they should. you know why? they need to find that person. that's a human being. and where that person is there could be others. as we're learning in this case.
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>> good to see you, jane. lot of passion. jane velez-mitchell with "issues" every night on hln. investigators think three softball players made the deadly mistake of driving straight into a farm pond in the dark. they may not have been able to see it. no foul play suspected in the deaths of 22-year-old kyrstin gemar, afton will yom son and ashley neufeld. it was found resting on its wheels in ten feet of water. signals for the women's last desperate phone calls led investigators to the pond hidden by tall grass on private property. word that correction officials failed to supervise garrido's parole. he's accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard and holding her captive for 18 years. the associated press said he committed numerous parole violations and officers missed
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them. garrido was under federal parole supervision for rape charges. the a.p. reports officers missed thopportunities to discover the girl. he and his wife nancy have pleaded not guilty. a national guard soldier got a shock when she got home on leave. she'd been robbed, big time. sylvia simmons said it never occurred to her she would get ripped off while in combat zone. they kicked in her back door and looted her home just outside of atlanta. >> it's heartbreaking that we're over there serving and somebody can do something like this. i was devastated. you know. it's the little things. the grandfather's dog tags and my mother's wedding band. for me instead of putting them in prison, i think what we are to do is put them in the combat zone over there so they can fear for their life every minute.
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>> surveillance cameras captured some of the burglars. you can see images. police say they may be part of a major theft ring. americans exercise the power of the ballot once again and raise more questions than they answer. nothing new there. what were voters thinking as they went to the polls in the off-year election?
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the chairman of the republican party insists he's not gloating but admits he's smiling about the results of the off-year elections. the gop won in one state and impressive in another. two governor wras races up today. both seats held by democrats. a new york congressional seat in republican hands for a century is no longer. chris christie is the first republican to win a statewide new jersey race in more than a decade. jon corzine spent nearly twice as much as christie in the campaign. that didn't overcome the strong negative impression voters had of the long-term governor.
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virginia has former state attorney bob mcdonald. he handedly defeated legislator creigh deeds and will succeed tim kaine, who is chairman of the democratic national committee. well, the special election, the one for the 23rd district in upstate new york provided one last twist in the wildly dramatic campaign this district has only elected republicans for more than 100 years. he defeated doug hoffman. the gop nominee quit the race last week. it's our "your views" question. richelleca kaicarey is looking what you have to say about president obama, one year to the day after he was elected. richelle? >> my eyes are on fire from some of the stuff i've been reading. and our producer, i think his ears are burning. people are really, really passionate about this. there's a few basic camps. people say this is not the president's fault. he inherited this.
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people who say everything is his fault. it's been a year since barack obama became the 44th president of the united states. we've been asking. how do you think he's doing. do you think any of the elections you've been talking about. here's the comments. you've been lighting up my facebook page. this is what nick says. richelle carey, hln. nick says that he, president obama, inherited a bad economy and huge problems. everything will turn around but it will take another year. this has been a standard comment we've been getting. this one is unusual. cory says we need to tone down the hope. listen. i voted for obama. now that that is out of the way i'm going to tell you this, everyone went into this with their expectations way too high. really, how do people keep getting their hopes up like this
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every election. high hopes lead to disappointment. she's like, get over it people. things don't change that much. i wonder what cory has been through in his or her life. could be a guy as well. kim is on the phone calling from virginia. all right, kim. you had an election there, didn't you. >> we did. we did. i was just calling in because i wanted to voice my opinion. i'm a die hard republican. i'm really sad. the big guys keep getting bigger. the small guys get smaller. 1/3 of what he was making before. these guys are taking advantage of it. contractors are. they're burning up, you know, these guys, good guys working in the business. 20, 30 years. try to pay them $8 or $10 an hour. our president needs to step up and do something about it. i think he's a good guy. i think he's got the means to do it. i just think he has a lot of
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people in his way. you know -- >> kim, twho did you vote for for governor? >> caller: um. >> kim, who did you vote for? >> caller: i didn't voe yesterday. i just had surgery. i'm bound to the house right now. >> i hope recovering okay. did you have an instinct for who you would have voted for? the republican or the democrat? i got so burned on the presidential election i didn't want to look at any other election this year. i was just a little burned out. >> kim, thank you very much. michelle said he's doing the best he can. whatever a president does will be wrong in the eyes of the republicans. also an e-mail from bob. he's tried to take over the u.s. one company at a time.
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steve gave us comments on our your views cam. let's listen to that. >> how good is obama doing in the past year and i think he's been in office for less than a year. he did well in the election. he's had a long -- well, we've had a long time as a country to get to where we are and where we were before the election. nine month lgs, ten months time being in office he's done the best he can. we have to give him more time before we can have an answer. >> steve is feeling impatient. you have a comment you want to share as well. >> jeff writes this, has to say this, the election is no indication of where america is headed. only thing shown out of yesterday's election people still want a change from politics as usual. the next elections will be the true barometer of where americans are headed.
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richelle, great stuff. thanks very much. >> he's one of those throw the bums out kind of guy. >> rotate the tires every four years. >> yes. their son was allegedly beaten to death by his college roommate. if that's not upsetting enough why these grieving parents were sent a bill for $29,000 by the hospital that treated their son.
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gerald and elizabeth got a $29,000 bill from the hospital. along with the bill the detailed effort that forced them to relive their tragic loss. they said the bill and letter should have gone to the insurance company. police are accusing a fellow student of killing him. detainees at the u.s. facility at guantanamo bay in cuba won't be getting the h1n1 flu vaccines after all.
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the task force responsible for detainees said they would be getting vaccinated. lawmakers quickly criticized the plan because of vaccine shortages in the u.s. now the white house says there is no h1n1 vaccine and none is on the way. the end of the year is rapidly approaching. you need to think about taxes. simple moves being made now and the end of the year could reduce your tax bite in 2010. stephanie is joining us to help. your first piece of advice. stop hanging on loser investments, right? >> that's right. selling them at a loss can be a very powerful tax strategy lots of times we hang onto losing investments hoping they'll turn around. you lose the losses to justify
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set if you still have losses to tap after that, you can carry this forward to next year. most folks do still have big losses. >> let's talk retirement savings. >> well, this is really so simple. the more you contribute this year to a tax advantaged account, the smaller your 2009 tax bill is going to be. so if you've got a 401(k) where you can adjust your contribution amounts whenever you want, you do still have a big enough win zoe to get a significant amount of money into your account. for most folks the maximum is $16,500. when the stock market sees gain, they happen rapidly. the stock market moves in fits
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and starts. you get rid of unwanted junk and save money while you're doing it. if you donate to a charity like the value sags army, this can be a smart tax move. you do need to itemize. you should get a receipt for smaller donations. >> who tells you how much your cashmere sweater is worth. >> be realistic here. these charities will give you a guideline for the average price for say a sweater or a pair of jeans or whatever it is that you're donating. >> stephanie, great to see you as always. >> it's every gambler's dream
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come true. but it was only a dream after all. the casino refused to pay off his big score.
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the parents of a missing virginia tech student are again asking the public to help them. search for their daughter. 20-year-old morgan harrington has not been seen since a concert in charlottesville, october 17th. she became separated from her friends at a metallica show. >> morgan, 241. be strong. we are trying to find you. we will never stop. we are trying, honey. hang on. to the person who has taken morgan from us, please, just let
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her go. she has so much more to live and so much more to give. please let her come back to her family. we need her. >> there's a $150,000 reward offered in large part by metallica. a spokesman said investigators are fielding leads in the case. but the leads have begun to slow down. a convicted rapest will stay behind bars. a judge in cleveland has denied bond for 50-year-old anthony sowell, calling his alleged crimes gruesome. >> mr. sowell, 28 years of being on this bench, this is without question the most serious of allegations that i've ever faced. given the nature and the
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gruesomeness of the allegations placed against you as well as your past criminal history the court believes that the request of the prosecution in the matter that you be held and remanded without bond is well taken. and as a result, that will be the order of the court. >> within in the past week authorities have found the remains of at least ten people in and around sowell's home. including a skull discovered in the basement. investigators will tear apart walls now to search for more evidence, perhaps more bodies. neighbors say they clomplained f a foul odor in the area. they were told it might be from a nearby business that sold sausage. at a news conference the county coroner may release preliminary causes of death for the four bodies discovered yesterday. as investigators continue to turn the house inside out looking for more victims. nancy grace will have the late breaking developments, including the cause of death that we talked about. that's coming up shortly.
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nancy will yoin us on news and views. investigators think three dick softball players drove into a farm pond in the dark. in foul play is suspected in the deaths of 22-year-old kyrstin gemar, afton williamson, 20, and ashley neufeld, 21. it was found resting on its wheels in ten feet of water. the the doors and windows were shut. signals for the women's last desperate phone calls on sunday led investigators to the pond hidden by tall grass on private property. last night friends, family and studented packed the student center. they gathered to remember the three students. the president said it was a fitting tribute because dsu is a family, not a school. a missing pregnant woman found dead. her body discovered in florida. she had a 4-year-old son, worked at a mcdonald's and was going to junior college.
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pensacola police have spoken with the father of her unborn child several times. they're not ruling out anyone as a suspect. overhauling health insurance may take longer than expected. yesterday the senate majority leader harry reid was asked if his health care bill would pass this year. he refused to give a timetable. democrats say the congressional budget office blew the deadline for analyzing the cost of the bill. the senate can't vote until it's completed. the delay may also mean having trouble getting enough votes. on the other side of capitol hill house leaders are hoping to take a vote this weekend of their bill. president obama originally wanted a bill on his desk before the august recess.
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there is no vaccine and none is on the way. because of the fear of h1n1 flu the government is urging you to stay home if you get sick. don't try to toughen it out and go to work. so what if you don't get sick pay? maybe you can't afford to stay home. now a congressman is introducing a bill so people who do not get sick pay could get five days paid off. he says 50 million people don't get paid sick leave. he'll push for a quick vote on the measure. if chairman insists he's not gloating but he's smiling about the off-year elections. the gop won in two states. both critical to this the obama win a year ago. a new york congressional is no longer in republican hands. chris christie is the first republican to win a statewide race in more than a decade.
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jon corzine spent twice as much as christie during the campaign. virginia has a new republican governor. former state attorney general bob mcdonnell and will succeed tim kaine t chairman of the democratic national committee. >> let's go to new york 23. that special congressional election in upstate new york that provided one last twist in a wildly dramatic campaign. bill owens will represent the congressional district. he defeated conservative republican nominee that quit the race last weekend. their son was beaten to death by a college roommate. if that's not upsetting enough. why these grieving parents were sent a bill for $29,000. by the hospital that treated their son.
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days after a california state student was beaten to death in his dorm room his parntds got a shock when they opened the mail. gerald and elizabeth got a $29,000 bill from the hospital even thoer their son was fully insured. also a detailed letter explaining doctors' efforts to revive their son. they say that forced them to relive their tragic loss. >> barely enough energy to finish your sentences having to sit down and actually deal with something like this out of the blue. is extremely difficult. >> i honestly don't think that there's any civilized country anywhere in the world that would allow parents of a murdered boy to receive a letter like this. >> the hospital apologized
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saying the letter should have gone to the insurance company. his dorm room meat beat him to death. he was shot by police. he's expected to be charged with murder. a national guard soldier got a shock when she came home on leave. she had been robbed. i mean, cleaned out. master sergeant sylvia simmons said it never occurred to her she would get ripped off serving in a combat zone. they kicked in her back door, then take everything out of her home. >> it's heartbreaking we're over there serving and somebody can do something like this. i was devastated. you know. it's the little things. the grandfather's dog tags and my mother's wedding band. for me instead of putting them in prison we should put them in fut battle rattle. put them in the combat zone to fear for their life every minute. >> there's surveillance images of the burglars. it may be a ring. a major theft ring involved.
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this weekend clark and robin meade teamed up to help soldiers and you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. >> marie brooks says what's the best way to be debt free before retirement? when you going to be retire sng. >> two years for the army reserve. and two to five years from civil service. >> okay, so the question is what kinds of debts that you have that you're trying to get your arms around? >> i want to get around to paying off the house and having just house and utility by the time i retire. >> paying off your home mortgage is not always a priority. the big priority is paying off any unsecured debt. personal loans, credit cards, then next would be car loans. home mortgage debt is not a high priority with me. it's more important that you
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beef up your savings than it is to be mortgage debt free. it's psychological for people to want to be mortgage debt free. i'm not into that. your house isn't going to feed you money. you're going to feed yourself from the money that you have saved. >> great reaction. don't miss clark smart. that's here on hln. it's been a year since barack obama became the 44th president of the united states. at least he was elected a year ago. richelle carey telling us how to weigh in on what the president is doing. no shortage of passion on this one. >> some people are supporters for barack obama honestly, some people put off by the question. they think it's too soon to even be asking a question like this. they're like, he's got a lot on the plate.
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we're still asking the question. some people say i know exactly how i feel about barack obama. so we've been asking. it's been a year since barack obama has been elected. how do you think he's doing? do you think things are on the right track to getting better. are things worse? we've been talking about the governor's races where two republicans, unseated democrats in new jersey. do you think it has anything to do with how president barack obama is doing? call us if you want? light up the phones for our producer luis. he's waiting for you now. if you want, you can text. text the word views plus your name to hln tv. standard rates apply. or go to my facebook page. richelle carey, hln. continue to bring the passion. >> a lot of people saying new jersey was about local issue. he was wildly unpopular. >> there are people saying they don't think you can ignore the fact that president obama did campaign for him. but, yes, most people for the most part are saying this is just about what's going on in new jersey.
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>> any time a president campaigns for somebody and that guy loses it doesn't look good. >> right. >> appreciate it. voters in maine, speaking of yesterday, repealed the state law that approved gay marriage. gay marriage now lost in every state where it went to a popular vote. that's 31 states. five states legalized it through legislation or the courts. opponents of gay marriage in maine won by 6%. this vote overturned the state law. today is the anniversary of the president's historic election as just noted. michelle asked if they think life has changed for black men since the election. tom williams. the first black head coach at yale and only the second in the ivy league talked about how he, like the president, is breaking down barriers. >> i feel a sense of responsibility. i want to be a role model for young african-american coaches
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aspire to be head coaches. i want to be known ultimately as a good coach. i'm certainly proud of my african-american heritage and would like to represent very well. >> get the rest at 4:00 p.m. eastern. just a few minutes from now on hln. >> he refused to marry an interracial couple. now he's decided to resign. does he have regrets?
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determined and fearless. antigovernment protesters in iran. they were chanting obama, either you're with us or you're with them. they marched in spite of warnings for the government to stay away. witnesses say a lot of people were roughed up and arrested. this coincides with an entirely different protest. one by government supporters marched the 30th anniversary of the seizure in tehran. islamic students stormed the
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compound and held 52 americans hostage for 444 days. it's time for the iranian government to focus on the past or make choices to open the door to prosperity and justice for its people. the justice of the peace who refused to marry an interracial couple in louisiana has resigned. keith bardwell has said he doesn't regret his decision. but he told affiliate wbrz in bay on the rouge that he was advised to step down after they file ad discrimination lawsuit against him. some robbers had to run for their lives when they came face-to-face with an 80-year-old man. he pulled out his gun when four people tried to rob his jewelry store. one robber fired at him first. he fired back. in one attack he was tied up and the robbers took everything.
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that's changing today with the unveiling of a five-year turn around scheme. poppy harlow joins us now. what are we hearg from chrysler? >> quite an event with chrysler. this is a marathon six-hour call. it's going on right now. at chrysler headquarters. the latest from what is now owned by i tannian automaker fiat. the strategy is to try to make the current chrysler products better so more people want to buy them. they're going to take 11 dodge products. the iconic american brand. change mem or get new products all together. the dodge viper, they're going to drop it next year. they're going to recon figure it and bring that back in 2012. when you look at the jeep brand of chrysler. the jeep compass.
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that will go away in 2012. that's the dodge viper. that will be replaced by the jeep patriot. they'll be replaced by fiat looy a lot of chrysler brands and putting out new fiat models and don't know what they are going to look like. yeah, chrysler as well. it'll be interesting to see what rolls out. >> is all of this enough to turn it around for chrysler? >> reporter: we'll see, right. the numbers are stronger. new ceo said today finances are improving. when you compare it to a while ago they've got $5.7 billion of cash on han. that was as of the end of september. up from $4 billion in cash for the company in june. analysts say, listen, this is a race against time andil knickly show you here why. when you look at sales for general motors, when you look at their october numbers they're down 30%. this is as their main competitors in this country. gm and ford. market share, year over year,
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down for chrysler. let's pull up those numbers there to 7.9%. and then up for gm and for ford. so that's what's going on here. it's going to be interesting to watch. chrysler hurting because it's dependent on pickup truck, suvs and minivans and we're seeing a shift to fuel efficiency. the story's getting updated constantly right there on cnnmoney.com. >> one-stop shop. poppy, appreciate it. cnnmoney.com, you'll get all of the business news, up to you minute, check it out. as widely expected the federal reserve decided to hold interest rates at their already record low. staying put near zero. the fed made the call today at end of a two-day policy meeting p economists say they expect the fed to stick to a promise to keep rates exceptionally low for an extended period to give the economic recovery some lasting power. dow, just a little bit on the upside today. up 120 points before the fed decision and then it took a drop. it's now pretty close to where it started the day. it's gone from that triple-digit gain. of course you could see clearly, it's around 16 points on the upside with ten minutes to go in
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the trading day still south of 10,000. it's a side of the president's life we don't o offoften get to see. breaking a long silence. his surprising words about their father.
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no surprise here. a new report says phillip garrido for parolee was not properly supervised for years by the california authorities. the consequences of that mistakes. remains of at least ten people are discovered at a convicted rapist's house in cleveland about he'll stay behind bars while police search for possibly more victims. and the gop gets a shot in the arm with election victories in new jersey and virginia. but was last night really a referendum on washington democrats? president obama? we'll get your views. here's the latest from hln news and views. i'm richelle carey. i hope that you're having a great day so far. well, correction officials had opportunities to rescue,
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kidnap, jaycee dugard. they missed them. how phillip garrido slipped through the cracks allegedly getting away with her abduction for 18 years. the california's inspector general's office says that correction's officers did not properly supervice garrido while he was on parole and missed opportunities that would have told dugard sooner. was launched after phillip garrido and his wife were arrested for allegedly kidnapping jaycee dugard when she was 11 and holding captive in their backyard. a convicted rapist who is facing multiple counts of murder, rape and kidnapping will stay in jail. a judge in cleveland this morning denied bond for 50 zer old anthony sowell calling his alleged crimes, gruesome. in the past week, authorities have found the remains of at least ten people in/around his home including a skull discovered in the basement. law enforcement officers appear to be visibly disturbed with
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this apparent killing spree. >> 24 years in law enforcement along with the other guys that have quite a bit more time, you know we've never seen -- seen anything like it. so it's -- it's very challenging from an investigative standpoint, from an emotional standpoint, for all of the investigators that are on the ground doing it, the coroner's office. so just -- it's emotional but the guys are it's men and women are professional and they're going to -- you know they're going to continue doing their job. >> so did anybody notice anything? neighbors say they did complain of a foul smell in the area, but some thought it was coming from a nearby business that sold sausage. in a news conference later today the county coroner may release the preliminary causes of death for the four bodies discovered yesterday. and breaking news tonight as investigators continue to turn anthony sowell's house inside out looking for more victims.
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nancy grace will have all of the late-breaking developments. watch her at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern time right here on hln news and views. a missing pregnant woman has been found dead. her body was discovered in a bayou in florida monday. samir watkins was last seen thursday. she has a four-year-old son. she worked at mcdonald's. she was going to a junior college. local media report pensacola police have spoken with the father of her unborn child several times. and they say they're not ruling out anyone as a suspect. parents of missing virginia tech student morgan harrington say they're beginning a new search for her friday. also raised $150,000 in reward money. the rock group metallica is contributing $50,000 to that reward. harrington went missing last month during a metallica conser in the charlottesville. >> morgan, 2-4-1. be strong. we are trying top find you. we will never stop.
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we are trying, honey. hang on. and to the person who has taken morgan from us, please just let her go. she has so much more to live and so much more to give. please let her come back to her family. we need her. >> her parents have given out flyers with the materials of a photo and a description of their daughter. 20-year-old morgan dana harrington. they've given out 50,000 flyers at virginia tech's home football game, that was last week. veterans day a week away but we salute troops every day here at hln. today robin meade from hln's "morning express" has a salute from maryanne yarbrough who --
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>> to her son marine corporal. proud of your accomplishments and your service to courcountry. >> caller: hi, robin. this is maryanne. and i'm saluting my son. he's a corporal in the united states marine corps. and greg, we're so proud of you. your whole family. we missed you so much during your deployment and can't wait for you to return home. god bless you, greg. and you're such a role model for your younger brother, sister and all of your cousins. we're so grateful for all of your sacrifices. we miss your practical jokes and your laughing and your bear hugs. be safe and hurry home to us. hooray. >> says greg made corporal only a month ago, so congrats to him. back to you. >> all right, hey election of president obama broke down a racial barrier. one of many walls that are coming down around this country. meet the new head coach at yale university who's breaking down some barriers as well in a special "what matters."
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today marks the one-year anniversary of the historic election of president barack obama. all week our what matters with our partnership with "essence" magazine. has life changed for them in the last year? i mean does it really effect their day-to-day lives? this week i sat down with some prominent male leaders in african-american community to ask that question. today meet tom williams. he, like president obama's breaking barriers, as the first black head coach at yale university. only the second in the ivy league. >> african-american men are very capable of leadership. obviously, president obama has demonstrated that he is. he's well spoken. he's very intelligent. and we're certainly -- i'm thrilled that he's had the opportunity. i think it's made it better for a lot of african-american men.
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>> you're the first black football coach at your school. the second-ever at an ivy league school. why so long? >> you know i'm not so sure but i do know that yale has been at the forefront of education in a lot of areas and i don't think that it's any surprise that it's also in the forefront in terms of hiring an african-american coach. i don't know why these things take so long but i'm glad i've got the opportunity to break down a barrier. >> and let's talk about role models for young people. because we've heard the president say more than once that he is -- he's talked to young people about looking beyond people like lebron and there's nothing wrong with lebron, but looking beyond athletes, specifically, as your role models -- >> sure. >> -- do you think that coaches who are on the front lines with young kids should also take up that message to talk to them about someone besides an athlete being your role model? >> i do. i do. i think that there are a lot of positive role models out there
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who don't bounce a basketball or who don't kick a football. obviously having our president being african-american i think is one of the top role molds that you could have but they're all over. they're in the police departments. they're at the fire department. they're lawyers and doctors and i think that there are certainly other folks out there that young, young black people can look at and inspire to be. >> williams adds that he doesn't just want to be a role molds for kids in connecticut but for kids in high schools and colleges across the country. "black men in the age of president obama" continues tomorrow when we take a look at black men and education with dr. alvin. also a an expert in race relations. for more of what matters check out the november issue "essence" magazine or logon to cnn.com/whatmatters. let's talk politics now. the chairman of the republican party insists he's not gloating but admits he is smiling about the results of the off-year elections. former u.s. attorney chris christie is the first republican to win a state-wide new jersey
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place more than a deck pairptd incumbent democrat jon corzine spent nearly twice as much as christie during the campaign. that didn't overcome the strong, negative impression voters had of the governor. virginia also has a new republican governor, former state attorney general bob mcdonnell. he easily defeat inned democratic legislator creagh deeds. special election in upstate new york provided one last twist in a wildly, dramatic campaign. the democrat bill owens will represent a congressional district that has only elected republicans for more than 100 years. he defeated the conservative party democrat doug hoffman. the republican dom ne quit the race last weekend. and all day we've been looking at your text, your e-mails, your facebook comments, we've answered the phones like crazy asking these questions. how do you think the president is doing on the one-year anniversary of his election? do you think that elections that we just talked about have
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anything to do with president obama's performance? lakia is calling us from georgia. what's your political vibe? >> caller: actually i'm in full support of president obama. i think he's done an excellent job. i just think that people need to lay off of him. he's inheriting the debt and burden of previous presidents and we're basically expecting him to solve 50-plus years of problems. and to save the world. we're expecting him to curve the country of the economy problem, afghanistan, iraq. and that's just too much for one person. and we just need to be patient and allow him to do his job properly without haste because that's how we ended up in the position we're in now by hastily making decisions. and we just need to relax and i'm in full support of him. >> lakiah, thank you for your phone call, i appreciate it. got a lot. i mean probably the most comments that i've ever got own my topic on my facebook page.
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we picked out just a few. janice says this -- this is what she's really fired about the unemployment rate. she says it's not getting any better. we need jobs. the youth in the older people are the ones who are suffering from this recession. needs to stop worrying about all of the other countries and worry about right here on the homefront. he's had a year to try to change things, almost a year, not quite. leslie says this, i feel terribly let down by our president. i was decided to see history made but now i am disappointed. alienated the citizens of the u.s. and backpedalled on things this he promised us. don't get me started on the bailouts and the health care issues, too bad he cannot get a do-over to what he did to wreck the country. marilyn made her point. yeah, we walked up to her with the camera and she started talking. >> president obama is doing a wonderful job. i'm looking at the challenges that he had when he came into office and i think he's made a
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sizable dent and improved it and i think that in the next year just as he said it was a big ship. you cannot turn a big ship around in one day in one month and one year. i expect him to continue at the rate that he's done and i think we're all going to be pleased with what he's done. >> so on the one hand, some folks are preaching patience. on the are hand, some folks say, stop talking and get to work. how do you think the president is doing a year after being elected to office? call us, 1-877-tell-hln. if you prefer e-mail, think your thoughts and type them send this tom cnn.com/hln. or text to hln tv. make sure that you include your view, name and then your comments. standard rates apply and always going to hln. richelle carey. jump right in and tell everybody on the page what you think. we'll keep talking about it. pop singer rihanna opens up for first time about being beaten by her ex-boyfriend chris brown.
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what she says she went through when the story became a media sensation.
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investigators say they think three dickinson state university softball players made the deadly mistake of driving straight into a farm pond in the dark. no foul splay suspected in the deaths of 22-year-old kyrstin gemar, 20-year-old afton williamson and 21-year-old ashley neufeld. the bodies of the women and neufeld's dog were found in the submerged suv yesterday. it was found resting on its wheels in ten feast water. the doors and windows were closed. students gathered on campus last night to hold a prayer vigil for the three popular students. signals from the woman's last desperate calls sunday night led investigators to the pond which is hidden by tall grass on private property. a national guard soldier serving in afghanistan got quite a shock when she got home from leave. she'd been robbed. master sergeant silvia simons said it never occurred to her that she could get ripped off
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while serving in a combat zone. apparently burglars kicked in her backdoor, then systematically looted her home in stockbridge, georgia, that's just south of atlanta. >> it's heartbreaking that we're over there serving and somebody can do something like this. i was devastated. you know, because it's the little things. the grandfather's dog tags. you know my mother's wedding band. for me instead of putting him in prison, i think what we are to do is put him in full battle rattle, put him in the combat zone over there so they could fear for their life every minute. >> surveillance cameras captured images of the burglars later. not at moment that this was happening. police say they may be part of a major theft ring. days after a california state student was beaten to death in his dorm room, his parents got a new shock when they opened the mail. gerald and elizabeth hawkins say they got a $29,000 bill from the hospital, even though their son was insured. along with the bill was a
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detailed letter explaining doctor's efforts to save their son. they say that forced them to relive their tragic loss. >> barely enough energy to just finish your sentences, having to sit down and actually deal with something like this out of the blue is extremely difficult. >> i honestly don't think that there's any civilized country anywhere in the world that would allow parents of a murdered boy to receive a bill like this and a letter like this. >> well, the hospital has since apologized saying the bill and letter should have gone to the insurance company. police say his dorm roommate beat them to death. he was reason of theed by police and is expected to be charged with murder. she's telling "glamour" magazine her ordeal. the media tension. she says it was humiliating. the singer says the police photo leaked the phot -- the photo
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leaked to the media rather showing her bruised face added insult to injury. rihanna says she awoke to find helicopterings circling her house, reporters swarming her street. he -- that was the level of media chaos that happened the next day. stocks rallied most of the day as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, but couldn't hold onto the gains in the final few minutes of trading. allison costic is at the business desk in new york with the wrap up of the trading day. >> reporter: hello, richelle. despite a couple of upbeat reports on the front, stocks ended the day mixed. one from adp shows the pace of private sector job cuts slowed to just over 200,000 in october. a separate report by challenger greg & christmas said plans for future job cuts fell in october. again, highlighting a slowdown in layoff activity. stocks maintain their gains after the federal reserve announced it would hold its key
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benchmark lending rate near zero for an extended period and upgraded its view of the economy. but the rally fizzled right here in the closing bell. . dow jones industrials adding only 30 points to close at 9802. the nasdaq losing two points. and the broader s&p 500 gaining .1 of a percent. shares of intel rose 1.25%. and even though new york attorney general andrew cumoi filed an antitrust lawsuit against the chipmaker. he's charging that intel threatened computermakers and paid kickbacks to stop them from using competitor's chips. and microsoft said it's slashing 800 more positions from its workforce bringing the total for the year to almost 6,000. still tough in the job market, richelle. >>, who 6,000, that's a huge number. >> it is. >> all right, allison, thank you. >> reporter: sure. a convicted rapist made his first court appearance today. we're talking about this case happening in cleveland after authorities found one decomposing body after another in his home. ten total. there might be more.
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these stories are on the topics on "issues" with jane velez-mitchell. she's going to tell us what is next in this investigation. 
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a convicted rapist who's facing multiple counts of murder, rape, kidnapping, he will be staying in jail. the judge in cleveland this morning denied bond for 50-year-old anthony sowell calling his alleged crimes gruesome. within the past week, authorities have found the remains of at least ten people in/around his home. including a skull discovered wrapped in paper in the basement. you can see authorities removing some of those bodies from his property. earlier on hln, we spoke with the detective lieutenant steve rogers from the nutley, new jersey police department about what investigators are probably focused on now. >> caller: i'm sure they're going to be looking for
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videotapes. unfortunately a lot of these serial killers do film or tape these gruesome murders. so that's going to be a major piece of evidence if they find that. additionally, they'll be collaborating with police departments throughout the entire country. and the reason they're going to do that is there are a number of cold cases that i am sure are going to be opened, reopened and a number of missing person's reports will be reviewed once again. >> so you have to wonder did people in the neighborhood think something was strange? well, neighbors say they did complain of a foul smell in the area, but some thought it was coming from a nearby business that sold sausage. the parents of a missing virginia tech student morgan harrington say they're beginning a new search for her on friday. they've also raised the reward to $150,000. her mother gave an emotional plea today and had a special message for her daughter. listen to this. >> morgan, 2-4-1. be strong. we are trying to find you.
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we will never stop. we are trying, honey. hang on. and to the person who has taken morgan from us, please just let her go. she has so much more to live and so much more to give. please let her come back to her family. we need her. >> okay and the video, morgan's mom made the signal with her hands, 2-4-1. it turns out that that this is a special family message she was sending to her child. it means, i love you too much, forever and once more. the family uses the message with each other in notes, in sign language and also 2-4-1 is apparently the symbol on morgan's father's luggage. the rocker metallica is contributing $50,000 to the reward fund. harrington went missing last month during a metallica concert in charlottesville. investigators think that the
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three dickin state university softball players who were missing since sunday mistakenly drove into a farm pond in the dark. the bodies of 22-year-old kyrstin gemar, 20-year-old afton williamson and 21-year-old ashley neufeld were found in an suv at the bottom of the pond. last night a vigil was held on campus for the women. investigators were led to that pond by signals from their desperate cell phone calls. a missing pregnant woman has been found dead. her body was discovered in a bayou in florida monday. lori bernstein from affiliate from pensacola has the stunned reaction from people who knew her. >> i cannot believe that she is gone. >> reporter: for the past ten years, la tisha jenkins has called samira watkins a friend. one of dozens of people who gathered at the 25-year-old's home after hearing the bad news. >> it is devastating that somebody would actually kill this girl and then throw her body over in some water because that's basically what happened. i know they're saying, basically
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just dished her body like she ain't nothing. >> reporter: these two men driving waive runners across the bayou saw the body lying here in the shoreline around 2:00 p.m. after two hours on the scene, police finally confirmed it was the missing pensacola woman they had been searching for. >> the last couple of days we'd been looking -- obviously look for her and her car and her ford taurus and unfortunately our worst fears have been realized. >> police will not say what state the body was in or how watkin was actually killed. what they will say is that they knew from the start of the case that foul play was involved. >> it's just her -- behavior. she was a good student. she had a small child that she left and she also was a manager of a local -- a local restaurant. and her behavior, her not showing up is so out of ordinary for her it kind of sent up some red flags. >> family members saying she was headed to her unborn child's father before disappeared. police have not named him as a suspect and police do know where he is and he's been questioned
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several times. no matter who ends up behind bars for this crime, family and friends say they want the ultimate punishment. >> i hope they go to jail. not only do i hope they go to jail, but i hope the judge or whoever, electrocuted him to the bay, electrocute to every breath of his body because not only did he kill her but he killed an unborn child that didn't make it into this world. >> wow. thanks to wear's lori bernstein nar report. whens me do charge someone in this case they'll be facing two counts of murder for watkins as well as her unborn child. police hope autopsy will show more life on what happened. we have something just in to hl. in the kaioga county coroner's office has identified the first victim found a convicted rapist anthony sowell's home through dna evidence. came to us just a few minutes ago. listen to this. >> hello, everyone. i would like to provide and
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update on what we have so far. we have recovered 11 victims. we have recovered ten bodies and one partial skeleton from the imperial avenue address. one autopsy is still being completed at this time. but they're all african-american women. seven died of ligature strangulation. one died of manual strangulation. two, the dekcomposition of the body includes deaccuracy, homicide in two cases and in the last case the autopsy is ongoing. does not appear to have a ligature. and will undoubtedly be a case of either manual strangulation or homicidal violence. so that's 11 victims. there were six inside the house and five recovered from the yard. identification is going fairly
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well. the first identification was made by dna today. and pending confirmation, a family notification, that will be released to the public. and we have dna profiles from the six victims recovered last weekend. we'll have dna on the five bodies recovered yesterday in three to four days. however, we will not be able to identify the bodies unless we have reference samples from biological relatives of the missing persons. so far we've received only five reference samples from biological relatives. again, we've already done one dna identity. we're going to have to rely on either dental examination or dna identification in this case because of the level of decomposition and decay in the bodies. fingerprints will not be possible. so we're look for more places to look as far as identity.
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so if people have a loved one missing from that area, we'd like to have them contact kai hoga county korcoroner's office. to make arrangements to make a dna office. our identification department has been heading this up and is one of the reasons why we're able to move so quickly is we have our own dna section. >> this is a briefing that just frptd kaioga county coroner's office where this is where anthony sowell, who was in custody right now -- all right, just getting more information from my producer there to make sure that i'm up to speed. where 11 victims, we're now up to 11 victims, bodies that have been found in this home in cleveland. ten bodies, one skeleton, latest information being that at least eight of these people african-american women. african-american women were strangled. that is the method of killing,
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strangled. and what the coroner is saying is that so far they've not been able to make a positive i.d. on all of these victims. one, is all they've done so far and they're actually reaching out to the community saying if you have a family member or a loved one that's missing that you think could be at this address, they need your dna to have something to compare it to. six of these bodies were found inside. five outside. but we're now up to 11 victims found at the home of convicted rapist anthony sowell in cleveland. continue with the rest of the day's news. as widely as expected the federal reserve has decided to hold interest rates at their already record low. they're staying put at near zero. the fed made its decision today at the end of its two-day policy meeting. economists say they expect the fed will stick to a promise to keep rates exceptionally low. to give the economy recovery time some lasting power. pop star rihanna is speaking
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out for the first time about being assaulted by her ex-boyfriend chris brown. she's telling "glamour" magazine her ordeal and argument media tension, that it was just humiliating. the singer says the police photo leaked to the media showing her bruised face added insult to injury. the 21-year-old says she felt especially disappointed to learn that the police officers accused in the leak are women when the story broke of her beating, rihanna says she awoke to find helicopters circling her house and reporters swarming her street. she says "i went to sleep as rihanna and woke up as britney spears. that was a level of media chaos that happened the next day." steve cole bear got his own flavor of ice cream and now he's got his site set on olympic gold, literally. that's a head on our cnn.com. segment and plus the one thing that monkeys willing to trade for sex. to the bailouts of
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motors, a.i.g. and the usa speed skating team, they're in big trouble too. it wasn't the government who came to the rescue. stephen colbert, that's who it was. cnn.com's live nicole lapin is here live with the story getting a lot of clicks today. hey, nicole. >> reporter: hey, richelle. you know how competitive teams have their logos? yes. >> reporter: smack-dab on their shirts and so the usa speeding skating team will have colbert nation on their jerseys. i kid you not. colbert stepped up when a lot of their funding came from a bank that went out of business. so he said he was going to help the squad with the $300,000
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sponsorship they need. he's playing daddy warbucks and he signed these sponsorship documents on his show. >> colbert nation sponsor u.s. speed skating. >> yes, absolutely. >> where do i sign. >> okay i got one right here. ready to do that? >> well, colbert isn't cutting a check himself, richelle. he's actually starting this fund-raising effort which has already brought in $40,000. he says you'll easily tell who is the colbert team because they'll be the first ones crossing the finish line. speed skating is actually one of the strongest sports for the united states winning 75 gold medals in all-time. >> this is -- it's fun to watch. >> you need another colbert something, right? >> yes, we do. they are going to get a lot of money. this is going to be -- they're going to get a lot of attention too, i like this a lot. >> oh, yeah.
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>> all right, monkey business. this story pay close attention, people. the business of monkeys is backrubbed. take it away. >> reporter: they use backrubs as barters. they don't pay in cash like you and i, they pay in back rubs in whatever they want. i mean, whafr they want. mating being allowed to hold the baby. researchers found that females would mate after receiving about 15 minutes of grooming. that's tall takes for these man monkeys so it's being called a form of social climbing where trading goods are used on this biological market in a similar way that we use money. so one researcher said it's not only do not just the strong survive, it's more like only the cooperative survive. so those who want to give the back rubs, who want to receive the back rub, a whole lot of monkey business. it brings a whole new meaning to the term. >> good thing we're tied on time
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because i have so many tacky jokes. >> we'll leave it there. >> thanks, nicole. americans exercise the power at the ballot once again and raise more questions than they answer. what were voters thinking as they went to the polls in this off-year election?
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"prime news" is coming up in just a few minutes. let's get right to mike. i know that your focus today is something that we've gotten new information on just a few minutes ago, mike. the coroner in cuyahoga county, ohio, says that we're now up to 11 bodies at the home of this convicted rapist, anthony sowell. we don't know how much worse it will be. still looking for bodies. >> we know that the search will continue. taking the home apart and have to to find out what's going on. richelle, we're going to start on a human level on our show. coming up we're going to chat with -- we know this, the daughter, we're going to talk to the daughter, her mom is one of the victims. so that's going to be difficult. but we want to hear from her to find out what happened to her mom and maybe that will help us in how other women were lured in by this man. >> sure. >> he again, now, allegedly
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looking at a serial killer. body count now at 11. all right, also that story we're hoping for -- hoping and praying for morgan harrington's safe return. she goes to a metallica concert. has not been seen since. it's been over two weeks now. we'll have a chance to talk to her parents, dan and gil harrington. a massive search coming out this weekend, three-day search to try to find morgan. this one, richelle, it is baffling authorities. >> it is. >> when a young girl, popular young girl just vanishes like this. so we'll get you the latest on that. and also this, i know it's a topic, you've talked about it a little bit yesterday. >> yeah. >> koids social networking site. how young is too young? and we're going to talk about some the dangers out there. and that's what gets me. yes, technology is here to stay whether you like it or not. but we have to monitor what's going on. there are sex offenders trolling those websites. can our kids, do they have the wherewithal to sift away with
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that. >> we talked to one mom who busted her 11-year-old. she was bad. i don't think that kid's ever leaving the11-year-old, she was mad. i don't think she will ever leave the house again. thanks mike. the chairman of the republican party insists he is not gloating but admits he smiling about the results of the off-year election. go away mike, this is my hour. bye-bye. won elections for governors in two states taking both seats from democrats but a new york congressional seat in republican hands more than a century is not anymore. former u.s. attorney chris christie the first republican to win a statewide race in a decade. the incumbent spent nearly twice as much and didn't overcome the strong negative impression voters had of the governor. bob mcdonnell easily defeated
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creigh deeds. here are comments from my facebook page. debbie wrote this, president obama took over a sick country and it will take more than a year to fix eight years of trouble and struggle. i am proud of the man i voted for. brandon says i think obama needs to do a better job. i want him to succeed but if he doesn't start figuring things out, maybe it's time for somebody else and steve gave his comments on the "your views cam" listen to steve. do we have steve? it's coming. it's coming. wait for it, wait for it. here comes steve. >> -- in the past year i think he's been in office less than a year so he did well in the election and he has had a long, you know, well we've had a long time as a country to get to where we are and where we were before the election so nine months, ten months time being in office i think he's done best he can but will have to give him a lot more time before we have an answer how good he's really done as president. >> thank you so much, steve, and everyone commenting all day with
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emails, facebook calls, et cetera. we appreciate it. you heard mike talking about the convicted rapist who made his first appearance in court today. we'll talk to jane velez-mitchell just ahead. don't go anywhere. she has the latest on the investigation.
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