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pp bof heart and especialheart r my lap y im speak to aptpareyoyopo, palin once served as mayor of wasilla and will hold a second picnic today in anchorage and a third tomorrow when she officially leaves office and the lieutenant governor takes over as governor. waves up to 20 feet high killed a body surfer near los angeles. a fire officials said the waves slammed the man against rocks yesterday while in the water. life guards pulled him out but, sadly, it was too late. waves hit this part of california because of strong winds in the pacific. there is a surf and flood advisory for l.a. beaches until later tonight. we are talking about your health now and swine flu has spread to almost every country in the world. the cdc there is a good chance you could get it because there are still no human vaccine for it and, as reported, there may be a vaccine available soon. >> reporter: the u.s. centers for disease control estimates up to 40% of americans could contract swine flu over the next two years and several hundred thousand could die if vaccines are not successful. the cdc today said all u.s.
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children from age six months to 18 years should get a seasonal flew vaccine every year but that vaccine will not prevent swine flu. >> this is definitely a challenge for us. we are in a race against time, because we are preparing for the fall and the fall is almost around the corner. >> reporter: in brevard county, florida, several summer camps have reported swine flu outbreaks. deb tee thompson in florida, the mother of an 11-year-old camper who has come down with swine flu. >> the cough turned into fever of 102 then with nausea and great fatigue. >> reporter: the brevard county health department are on watch for more outbreaks. >> it usually hits suddenly, though, you have a fever, a cough and sore throat and malaise where you don't feel that well and that sort of thing. >> reporter: if u.s. officials admit they are still trying to find the magic vaccine against swine flu. >> whether the standard voes
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given once or twice versus a higher dose given once or twice gives you the level of a response you know is predictive of protection. once we find that out we'll know what to administer to the people when the decision is made to administer it. >> reporter: u.s. tests on swine flu vaccine are expected to start shortly and the estimate is more than 100,000 doses will be available by mid-fall. until then, the cdc advices getting vaccinated for the seasonal flu. yesterday a federal jury jury in arkansas convicted him on charges he took underage girls across state lines for sex. one as young as 9. fbi agents raided his 15-acre compound in september looking for child pornography. five victims testified he kept them as sexual partners, in the office workers as his lawyers
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claimed. >> i was so relieved for the girls. for so long he taught them, you don't matter, you don't matter, i'm in control now and this verdict told the girls that they counted, that they matter, and that their voice is heard. it's a good day for these young women. >> if the jury would have followed the law, they would have acquitted him. the evidence is insufficient, legally insufficient on all of the counts. >> the 74-year-old advantage list could face 175 years in prison when he's sentenced. mobile home communities near daytona beach florida recover from a sudden scare, a tornado hit three mobile home communities in port orange last night. you can see from these shots right here roofs were literally peeled away, debris scattered everywhere. seven mobile homes destroyed. 163 damaged.
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amazingly only one minor injury reported. >> weird thing about tornadoes guy across the street had a ladder leaning across his house that's still leaning when be everything else got thrown. >> you know, it came through so fast and everything just went flying. were you just stunned. you just stood -- look i said, the three of us just huddled in the kitchen. >> it is summer, of course, looking at heat, thunderstorms and very different depending where you live. we check with peterologist reynolds wolf to find out how it looks where you are. hey, wolf. >> this morning, it looks like a good chance of storms throughout parts of the ohio valley. as we take a quick look at radar, were he could see stronger storms develop later in canton and columbus. along parts of the 75 corridor from detroit and flint southward to about louisville that could be rough stuff. now later on we could see more of the storms begin to focus in parts of say, the rest of ohio, west virginia, maybe even kentucky before all is said and done. on the other side of the frontal
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boundary into big sky country could see big storms develop in parts of montana before the day is out, possibly large hail with those storms. as we make our way to the southern planes, big story not in terms of rainfall but plenty of heat especially in parts of texas. the highs for dallas today, going up to 101. same deal farther south on parts of the i-35 corridor into austin, san antonio could get to triple digits. 78 in denver, 91 in salt lake city, 98 degrees in las vegas and 104 in phoenix. back out to the east we go, washington and d.c., no maybe 80s and 90s boston with 84 and tampa with 91. that is a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. reality tv may have a bunch of new stars in the making. the so-called octomom has a contract for a tv show and it's going to pay off for her kids, each one of them.
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swroo a great to help stay heal healthy. a great program looks at physical and mental program from the ground up. >> a hot, humid day but calvin and the rest of his sock car team don't mind the heat. it's easy to see their dedication but something else is not so obvious, all of these men are homeless. >> absolutely beautiful. >> he found himself on the streets after the company he worked for suddenly went bankrupt. >> i never thought i'd be
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homeless. to be honest with you, i had a good job but i never thought i'd be in a homeless shelter. >> depressed, overwhelmed he joined atlanta's streets soccer usa team, part of a national program designed to inspire hope and -- >> you stop thinking about yourself and your health and things that make you happy, things that make you want to live, that make you want to be a productive member of society that, make you want to get up and go to work. >> 16 teams around the country will compete against each other in july called the u.s. homeless cup. about a dozen players deemed to have overcome the greatest obstacles will move on to milan and this year's homeless world cup. >> what we're trying to do is just provide case management, medical, transportation, employment, whatever it is we can do. so, like i said, this isn't a program that you have to force somebody into. >> all starting with soccer. >> all starting with soccer,
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yeah. >> for reilly, soccer helped him turn his life around with his teammates' support he went back to school, has a job lined up, lost weight and -- >> if you need anything, we'll thereabout for you. just help me being, around, you know, positive people, you know what i'm saying, trying to get out of here, not trying to stay here but get out and better themselves. >> against all odds these men are making goals happen both on and off the court. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn reporting. the mother of octuplets signed a contract to star in a reality tv show with her kids. each of nadya suleman's 14 children will get $250 a day during the filming, each that. means her family will get a quarter million dollars over three years. she signed with a european country that made "the biggest loser" and filming is expected
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to start in september. she gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplets in january. i'm larry smith. big breaking news, world records in swimming have now been banned. well, not exactly banned but the sport's governing body banned the new full-body suits that help re-write the record books. the ban only affects olympic competition and the world championships, which are going on right now in rome. the advanced swimsuits enhance speed by causing an air trapping effect. what one issue would bring them altogether? gambling. the five organizations are suing the state of delaware over sports betting saying its new plan is illegal. delaware hopes the extra revenue will make up for a budget shortfall caused by the slow economy t-bow mr. all-everything except for coach steve super
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your no south carolina ruffled feathers leaving him on his all-conference ballot. he now admits it blaming a staff member an error. eight-pound bowling ball too heavy? no problem for seniors in pennsylvania getting their bowling fix on wii. matching their skills in a competition. stop laughing. one man says he has bowled five perfect 300 games during his practice for the main e gent. just make sure you hold on to that controller. oops. that's sports. >> o.j. simpson is asking the government to give back what he says it took from him. why he believes the stuff seized after his infamous las vegas arrest should be his again. >> i'm robin meade.
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we salute the troops every weekend on "morning express" with me, robin meed and are on the weekends too. today we salute captain shawn conner on his third deployment. this time to afghanistan. here is his fiance. >> good morning, robin. this is beth markham and i want to send a message to my fiance. he is so dedicated and strong, for the just for me. he does it for the guys that he leads. he's constantly looking to be a better soldier and leader and find ways to make his troops more successful. i miss him and i love him and i cannot wait to see him. >> thank you so much, beth. if you have somebody in the service, go to: watch for the salute every morning on "morning express" with me, robin meade from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. eastern.
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a manhunt on for at least two suspects, wanted in the shooting death of a border patrol agent. robert roofhouse was killed when responding to a suspected border crossing in san diego county. it happened thursday night. investigators think at least one suspect was hurt in the incidents and have alerted hospitals on both sides of the border to watch out for any suspicious patients. he was the first border patrol agent to die in a shooting in more than ten years. o.j. simpson wants to get back some of the stuff he says was taken from him. he filed a declaration in court
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yesterday asking police to return footballs, ties, and other memorabilia to him. back in 2007, simpson confronted two memorabilia dealers in las vegas, as you may know, claiming they stole the items for him. he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping, sentenced to at least nine years behind bars. going once, going twice, sold there's a new online auction site promising great deals on brand name merchandise and hln some money expert clark howard tells you how to get in on the action. >> okay. i have a new kind of auction deal i wanted you to be aware of. everybody knows about ebay, you buy stuff that's new, that's used, you buy stuff that's knock-offs. but what if you could buy brand name stuff, brand new much cheaper than you could easily find it even with good comparison shopping? well, that's the promise of a new auction site set up by sam's club. you have to be a sam's club
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member to do it, ahh, that's the idea to get and retain members for sam's club but on the site you can buy jewelry, electronics, the hottest item right now is both televisions and computers and the prices at these auctions are at, if they close out at near these prices, extraordinarily cheap. i'm looking at a sheet from realtime bidding just from earlier today and great, great, great bargains, if you are a sam's club member check it out auctions.sams club.com. i'm clark howard. you can check me out at: clark really has great ideas to help you safb more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. today at noon herein on hln. you probably have a dress code at work. believe it or not they have one at the rodeo, too, and applies to everyone. >> we all want to be a cowboy at
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some point and this is a good opportunity for me to dress like a cowboy and act like a cowboy, even though i don't look like a cowboy. >> why only jeans and boots will do if you want to be ringside at the rodeo.
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this is not an easy budget. it's a tough budget but it is a necessary budget. >> cash strapped california finally passes a new budget after state lawmakers work around the clock s. the complicated plan just a quick fist? and the spread of the swine flu virus has prompted new warnings about your chances of getting sick and that is speeding up efforts to get a new vaccine ready. yes, it looks like the okay to mom and her kids will become reality tv stars and they will be make something big bucks doing it. you're watching hln this saturday so, glad you are. susan hendricks. one budget crisis averted, for now anyway. the california state legislature
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voted to slash state programs and shuffle money around to close a $25 billion budget gap. things have gotten so bad there, the state has been issuing ious. lawmakers wrapped up a marathon 24-hour session to get the budget approved yesterday. afterward, governor arnold schwarzenegger said all californians will feel the pain. >> i know that college students will pay now higher tuitions. i know that teachers will be laid off. and i know that our state workers will get less money. but, we have to do that. it's the only way to solve the problem and to save our great state and the only way to do it is to spread the sacrifice. >> when asked if the budget would be a long-term fix one lawmaker said, quote, i've no way of knowing. there is still a $1.1 billion shortfall. schwarzenegger will have to use his veto authority to close the gap. president obama making a new pitch for health care reform
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focusing on small business owners. he cites a new white house study that suggests small businesses pay more per employee follow health insurance than larger companies. in his weekly radio and internet address, he called that unacceptable and says that will change when he signs health care reform into law. the big question now is will that happen? house democrats are split on the current version. >> you know, in the course of legislative process, you know, sometimes people get animated about their positions and you would expect that. these are very important issues, a critical bill for the american public. we are absolutely committed to passing a bill which will give affordable quality health care to every american and make sure every american has access to that care. >> so-called blue dog republicans and democrats have enough votes to prevent the current version from passing. the majority leader expects to pass a bill by the fall. iraq still the center of the
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u.s. fight against terrorism even though the military is shifting for cuss to afghanistan now. the u.s. commander in the region general david petraeus says this that iraq still is a huge challenge partly because al qaeda leaders there are connected to those in afghanistan. he also says there are some lessons from iraq that can be applied for afghanistan, as well. >> the lessons that we have learned here about counterinsurgency -- and they have been many over the years, as you know, because again it wasn't just the surge, it waent just 30,000 more force here it was an employment of those forces in a manner that focused on security of the people and did it by living with the people and then, also, sought to help the process of reconciliation. because, you cannot kill or capture your way out of this kind of indefer. >> he spoke in iraq yesterday. he was there for meetings with military and political officials. the recession is hitting georgia banks hard. yes, they are feeling it there. of the seven regional bank,
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state regulators shut down yesterday, six were in georgia and all of those were subsidiaries of one larger bank. so far this year, 16 georgia banks have folded. the highest number of any single state, if that gives you any idea. 64 have shut down across the country. alaska governor sarah palin leaves office tomorrow. she gave one of her last speeches as governor yesterday at a picnic in her home town of wasilla. about 1,000 people were there and at least one called for her to run for president in 2012. but palin stuck to a different script. >> from the bottom of my heart and, especially this being my last time to speak to the valley community as your governor, i do want to tell you, sincerely, that i love you, i appreciate you and your support, the support that you've shown my family, god bless you and god bless america. >> palin once served as mayor of wasilla. and will hold a second picnic today in anchorage and a third
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tomorrow when she officially leaves office and the lieutenant governor takes over as governor. waves up to 20 feet high killed a body surfer near los angeles. a fire official said the waves slammed the man against some rocks yesterday while he was in the water. life guards managed to pull him out but, sadly, it was too late. waves hit this part of california because of strong winds in the pacific. now, there is a surf and flood advisory for l.a. beaches until later tonight. we are talking about your health now. swine flu has spread to almost every country in the world. the cdc says there is a good chance you could get it because there is still no human vaccine for it and, as reported, there may be a vaccine available soon. >> reporter: the u.s. centers for disease control estimates up to 40% of americans could contract swine flu over the next two years and several hundred thousand could die if vaccines are not successful. the cdc today said all
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u.s. children from age six months to 18 years should get a seasonalal flu vaccine every year but that vaccine will not prevent swine flu. >> this is definitely a challenge for us. we are in a race against time because we are preparing for the fall and the fall is almost around the corner. >> reporter: in brevard county, florida, several summer camps have reported swine flu outbreaks. debbie thompson of florida is the mother of an 11-year-old camper who has come down with swine flu. >> the cough turned into fever of 102 and then with nausea and great fatigue. >> reporter: the brevard county health department are on watch for more outbreaks. >> it usually hits suddenly, though, usually when you have a fever, you have a cough, you have a sore throat, you have malaise where you are not feeling very well that, sort of thing. >> reporter: u.s. health officials admit they are still trying to find the magic vaccine against swine flu. >> trying to find out whether
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the standard dose given once or twice versus a higher dose given once or twice gives you the level of a response that you know is predictive of protection. once we find that out, then we'll know what to administer to the people when the decision is made to administer. >> reporter: u.s. tests on swine flu vaccine are expected to start shortly and the estimate is more than 100,000 doses will be available by mid fall. until then, the cdc advises people to get vaccinated for the seasonal flu. controversial pastor tony alamo could spend his life in prison. yesterday a federal jury in arkansas convicted him on charges he took underage girls across state lines for sex, one as young as 9. fbi agents raided his 15-acre compound last september looking for child pornography. five of his victims testified that he kept them as sexual partner, not office workers as
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alamo's lawyers claimed. >> i was so relieved for the girls, because for so long tony alamo taught them, you don't matter, you don't matter, i'm in control here. and this verdict told the girls that they counted, that they mattered and that their voices should be heard. it's a good day for these young pim. >> if the jury had followed the law that that they would have acquitted him. the evidence is insufficient, legally insufficient, on all of the counts. >> the 74-year-old advantacould 157 years when sentenced. reality tv may have a bunch of new stars in the making. the so-called octomom has a contract for a new tv show and it will pay off for her kids, each one of them.
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. the mother of octuplets has signed a contract to star in a reality tv show with her kids. each of nadya suleman's 14 children will get $250 a day during the filming, each. that means her family will get a quarter million dollars over three years. suleiman signed with a european company that made "the biggest loser" and filming is expected to start in september. she gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplets in january. an investigation on to find out if employees at the l.a. corner's office illegally leaked descriptions of michael jackson's body to the tabloid. vivid descriptions of the pop superstar's corps were published in the tabloid newspapers days after his death.
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at the time he was in the corner's custody for an autopsy. the los angeles county supervisor's office asked the sheriff to conduct a preliminary inquiry to determine if there is enough evidence for a full investigation. >> i'm larry smith. back in david beckham's home in england a spirited exchange with fans another day at the office but in l.a. cost him a thousand bucks. fighting back after the star jawed with fans booing his performance. he challenged them to come to the field, even climbing into the stands. look at, this pretty good stuff. but, i guess it's not the image the m.l.s. wants their star chasing fans and whatnot, come on. for those of you who can't get enough of stefan mphon marb taking part in a 24/hour chat touching on everything from his nba career to his previous
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presence for bug's bunny over mighty mouse. can't think of what to get grandma for christmas? how about a wii? at least two have rolled perfect games on it without ever picking up a ball. can you go to a ball game and catch swine flu from a player? the rangers say he will pitch despite being diagnosed with the virus. his symptoms are subsiding but at least five or players are sick and some fear they may have h1n1. sit down and go for a run. the annual underwear run turning heads in central park. hoping to break the world record for the most gathered in their skiivies, boxers, tidy whitey
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all allowed but thankfully no thong and, as mothers hoped, only clean underwear allowed. ugh, that's sports. o.j. simpson asking the g. to give back what he says they took from him. why he believes the stuff seized after his las vegas arrest should be his again.
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a manhunt on for at least two suspects wanted in the shooting death of a border patrol agent. robert rojas was killed responding to a suspected border crossing in san diego county thursday night. investigators think at least one of the suspects was hurt in this incident say they have alerted hospitals on both sides of the border to watch out for any suspicious patients. he was the first border patrol agent to die in a shooting in more than ten years. 43 years in prison, that is the sentence handed down in oregon to a drunk driver who killed four people last fall. police say 47-year-old john calgren had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the crash and he also had four prior
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dui convictions. o.j. simpsons wants back some of the stuff he says was taken from him. he filed a declaration in court yesterday asking police to return footballs, ties, and other memorabilia to him. back in 2007, simpson confronted two memorabilia dealers in las vegas, as you may know, claiming they stole those items from him. well, he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to at least nine years behind bars. the u.s. has not done enough to protect the country from another terrorist attack. that is the word from a new group of 9/11 commission members and other security experts. a look at what possible threats are raising concerns. >> i do not think you could exceed -- >> reporter: it was five years ago this week that the 9/11 commission issued its landmark report making specific recommendations on how to best prevent another terrorist attack. commission co-chair governor
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thomas cain says only about 80% of them have been implemented. >> well, i'm worried that 20% haven't been addressed and worried among 80% things haven't been done. >> his co-chair are among experts on the new bipartisan national security preparedness group, trying to close the remaining security gaps. one of the most glaring, right here in washington. the group says it is absurd homeland security secretary janet napolitano has scores of congressional committees sapping her time and attention. >> she reports to over 80 different committees. now, that's no oversight at all. >> reporter: the political reality is this, no member of congress wants to give up power. politics has also hurt efforts to create more security identity documents. the nation's governors he -- rose in a revolt over a law called real i.d. implementing
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9/11 recommendations to tighten the issuance of driver's licenses. now congress is considering something that is less expensive and in the eyes of commission members less secure simplts it as good as the country needs? >> no. i would like to see the full. buff if you can't get it done -- you know, this is a democracy, if you can't get something done, you you can't get it done and go as far as you can go. >> reporter: other shortcomings, the failure to implement a system to track whether visitors leave the country and says information sharing has improved but not good enough and the ability of emergency responders to talk to one another and work together during an emergency is still a work in progress. flew threats have emerged since the report notably cyberattacks and the homeland security secretary agrees protective measures must continue to evolve. >> this is not a static thing that we have to constantly every day be thinking about what are the threats confronting our
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country, how do we minimize them and protect the people of the united states. >> reporter: the 9/11 commission was mandated by congress and its report, so close to the attacks on new york and washington had tremendous impact. this follow-on group is trying to use its prestige to counteract the complacency that's set in since then and push forward the unfinished business of securing the nation. jeannemeserve, cnn, washington. a climate bill has made its way through the house of representatives. world resources institute head john than lash talked with cnn international on what it means for businesses and the rest of us in today's eco solutions. >> it is actually a stronger bill than the president promised during his campaign and, as i say, it's going to completely change the u.s. economy. it's the first statement of political will from the world's largest source of global warning emissions.
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it's pont. >> greenpeace and friends of the earth and others like them can be brought around to it? >> well, they want more. we'd all like to see more. it's an urgent problem but we have to do something. we don't have a choice of a better bill. we have this bill or nothing. >> if you would like more information on this or maybe other important environmental news are interested in head to our website cnn.com/ecosolutions. you probably have a dress code at work. well, believe it or not, they have one at the rodeo, too, and it applies to everyone. >> we all want to be a cowboy at some point and this is a good opportunity for me to dress like a cowboy and act like a cowboy, even though i don't look like a cowboy. >> why only jeans and boots will do if you want to be ringside at the rodeo.
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this is not an easy budget. it's a tough bed jut, but it is a necessary budget. >> cash strapped california finally passes a new budget after state lawmakers work around the clock s. the complicated plan just a quick fix? and the spread of the swine flu virus has prompted new warnings about your chances of getting sick and that is speeding up efforts to get a new vaccine ready. yes, it looks like the octomom and her kids will become reality tv stars and they will be make something big bucks doing it. you're watching hln this saturday. so glad you are. susan hendricks. one budget crisis averted for now anyway.
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the california state legislature voted to slash state programs and shuffle money around to close a $25 billion budget gap. things have gotten so bad there, the state has been issues uh-oh us. lawmakers wrapped up a marathon 24-hour session to get the budget approved yesterday. afterward governor arnold schwarzenegger said all californians will feel the pain. >> i know that college students will pay now higher tuitions. i know that teachers will be laid off, and i know that our state workers will get less money. but, we have to do that. it's the only way to solve the problem and to save our great state and the only way to do it is to spread the sacrifice. >> when asked if the budget would be a long-term fix one lawmaker said, quote, i've no way of knowing. there is still a $1.1 billion shortfall. schwarzenegger will have to use his veto authority to close the gap. president obama is making a new pitch for health care reform
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and it focuses on small business owners. he site as new white house study that suggests small businesses pay more for employee for health insurance than larger companies in his weekly radio and internet address he called that unacceptable and says that will change when he signs health care reform into law. the big question will this happen. house democrats are split on the current version. >> you know, in the course of the legislative process, you know, sometimes people get animated about their positions and you would expect that. these are very important ish shubs. this is a critical bill for the american public. we are absolutely committed to passing a bill which will give affordable quality health care to every american and make sure that every american has access to that care. >> so-called blue dog democrats and republicans have enough votes to prevent the current version from passing. the house majority leader says he expects to pass a bill by the fall.
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iraq is still the center of the u.s. fight against terrorism even while shifting focus to afghanistan now. the u.s. commander in the region general david petraeus says this, iraq is still a huge challenge partly because al qaeda leaders there are connected to those in afghanistan. he also says there are some lessons from iraq that can be applied to afghanistan, as well. >> the lessons that we have learned here about counterinsurgency -- and there have been many over the years, as you know, because again it wasn't just the surge, it wasn't just 30,000 more forces here but the employment of those forces that focused on the security of the people and did it by living with the people and then, also, sought to help the process of reconciliation. because, you cannot kill or capture your way out of this kind of indefer. >> he spoke in iraq yesterday. he was there for meetings with military and political officials. the recession is hitting georgia banks hard. yes, they are feeling it there.
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of the sech rven regional bankst down yesterday six were in georgia, all subsidiaries of one larger bank. so far this year, 16 georgia banks have folded, the highest number of any single state if that gives you any idea. 64 have shut down across the country. alaska governor sarah palin leaves office tomorrow. she gave one of her last speeches as governor yesterday at a picnic in her home town of wasilla. about 1,000 people were there and at least one called for her to run for president in 2012. palin stuck to a different script. >> from the bottom of my heart and especially this being my last time to speak to the valley community as your governor, i do want to tell you sincerely that i love you, i appreciate you and your support, the support that you've shown my family, god bless you and god bless america. >> palin once served as mayor of wasilla and will hold a second
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picnic today in anchorage and a third tomorrow when she officially leavess office and the lieutenant governor takes over as governor. waves up to 20 feet high killed a body surfer near los angeles. a fire official said the waves slammed the man against some rocks yesterday while he was in the water. life guards managed to pull him out but, sadly, it was too late. waves hit this part of california because of strong winds in the pacific. now there, is a surf and flood advisory for l.a. beaches until later tonight. we are talking about your health now and swine flu has spread to almost every country in the world. the cdc says there is a good chance you could get it because there is still no human vaccine for it and as reported, there may be a vaccine available soon. >> reporter: the u.s. centers for disease control estimates up to 40% of americans could contract swine flu over the next two years and several hundred thousand could die if vaccines are not successful. the cdc today said all u.s.
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children from age six months to 18 years should get a seasonal flu vaccine every year. but that vaccine will not prevent swine flu. >> this is definitely a challenge for us. we are in a race against time, because we are preparing for the fall and the fall is almost around the corner. >> reporter: in brevard county, florida several summer camps have reported outbreaks. debbie thompson of florida is the mother of an 11-year-old camper who came down with swine flu. >> the cough turned into fever of 102 and then with nausea and great fatigue. >> reporter: the brevard county health department are on watch for more outbreaks. >> it usually hits suddenly, though, you have a fever, a cough, you have a sore throat and malaise, where you are not feeling very well, that sort of thing. >> reporter: u.s. health officials admit they are still trying to find the magic vaccine against swine flu. >> owe whether the standard dose
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given once or twice versus a higher dose given once or twice gives you the level of a response that you know is protective of protection. once we find that out, then we'll know what to administer to the people when the decision is made to administer it. >> reporter: u.s. tests on swine flu vaccine are expected to start shortly and the estimate more than 100,000 doses will be available by mid fall. until then the cdc advices getting vaccinated for the seasonal flu. this controversial pastor could spend his life in prison. yesterday a federal jury in arkansas convicted him on charges he took underage girls across state lines for sex, one as young as 9. fbi agents raided alamo's 15-acre compound in september looking for child pornography. five victims testified he kept them as sexual partners, not office workers, as alamo's
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lawyers claimed. >> i was so relieved for the girls because, for so long, tony alamo taught them, you don't matter, you don't count, i'm in control here. and this verdict told the girls that they counted, that they mattered and that their voice should be heard. it's a good day for these young women. >> if the jury had followed the law that they would have acquitted him. the evidence is insufficient, legally insufficient, on all of the counts. >> the 74-year-old vaevangelist could face up to 175 years in prison when he's sentenced. it is summer, of course, looking at heat, thunderstorms very different depending where you live. we check with meteorologist reynolds wolf to find out how it looks where you are. hey, reynolds. >> this morning it looks like a good chance of storms throughout parts of the ohio valley. as we take a quick look, it looks like stronger storms could develop in places like canton or
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columbus or in the morning hours along parts of the 75 corridor from detroit and flint southward to about louisville. that could be rough stuff. now later on we could see more of the storms begin to focus in parts of, say, the rest of ohio into west virginia maybe even into kentucky before all is said and done. on the other side of the frontal boundary we could see big storms develop in parts of montana before the day is out possibly large hail with the storms. as we make your way to the southern plains big story not in terms of rainfall but plenty of heat especially in parts of texas. take a look a highs for dallas today going up to 101, same deal farther south on parts of the oi-35 corder into austin. san antonio could get to triple dig digits. 63 in san francisco, back out to the east we go, washington, d.c., new york, mainly into the 80s or 90s, boston with 84 and tampa with 91. that is a look at your forecast.
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i'm reynolds wolf for hln. reality tv may have a bunch of new stars in the making. the so-called octomom has a contract for a tv show and it's going to pay off for her kids, each one of them.
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the mother of octuplets signed a contract to star in a reality tv show with her kids. each of nadya suleman's 14 children will get $250 a day during the filming, each. that means her family will get a quarter million dollars over three he's. suleman signed with a european country that made "the biggest loser." filming is expected to start in september. she gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplet ms. january. an investigation on to find out if employees at the l.a. coroner's office illegally leaked descriptions of michael jackson's body to the tabloids. vivid descriptions of the pop
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superstar's corps were published by tabloid newspapers in the days after his death. at the time michael jackson's body was in their custody for autopsy. a preliminary inquiry will determine if there is enough evidence for a full investigation. i'm larry smith. big breaking news world records in swimming have now been banned -- well, not exactly banned but the sport's governing body banned the new full-body suits helping to rewrite record books leading to 108 world records in the pool last year and already 30 more in 2009 only affecting olympic competition and the world championships which are going on right now in rome. the advanced swimsuits enhance speed in the pool by creating an air trapping effect. what one issue would bring all four major pro sports leagues in caa together? gambling. the five organizations are suing the state of delaware over
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sports betting saying its new plan is illegal. delaware hopes the extra revenue will make up for a budget shortfall caused by the slow economy. tim t-bow mr. all-everything except for coach steve superior in south carolina ruffling feathers leaving him off his all-conference first team bol lot and admits he messed up. he blames a member of his staff for an error since corrected making the former heisman winner and national championship quarterback unanimous pick. eight-pound bowling ball too heavy? no problems for these seniors in pennsylvania getting their bowling fix on wii. stop laughing, one man says he has bowled five perfect 300 games during his practice for the main event. make sure you hold onto that controller. oops. that's sports.
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looking for a little transparency maybe in a weekend getaway? if so, take a short drive south of seattle and check out some great museums, including the museum of glass. >> reporter: tack coma, washington is all about museums. >> tack coma is on the puget sound, wonderful water views there and really seattle's second city, a city coming into its own right now. >> tacoma has three amazing museums within a two-minute walk of one another, the museum of glass, the washington state history museum and tacoma art museum. >> reporter: the art museum provides a chance to get creative in the open arts studio and the washington state history museum has interactive exhibits for kids and adults. >> -- is really dedicated to history of the entire northwest. >> reporter: across the bridge of glass is the museum of glass where visitors can watch artists
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at work in the hot shop. >> you walk into the hot shop, it is loud and there's fire, you get to see artists working, young and old and always satisfied coming to the museum of glass.
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a manhunt is on for at least two suspects wanted in the shooting death of a border patrol agent, killed responding to a suspected border crossing in san diego county on thursday night. investigators think at least one of the suspects was hurt in this incident so have alerted hospitals on both sides of the for any suspicious patients. he was the first border patrol agent to die in a shooting in more than ten years. 43 years in prison, that is the sentence handed down in oregon to a drunk driver who killed four people last fall. police say 47-year-old john calgren had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the crash
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and he also had four prior dui dwikss. o.j. simpson wants to get back some of the stuff that he says was taken from him. he filed a declaration in court yesterday asking police to return footballs, ties, and other memorabilia to him. back in 2007, simpson confronted two memorabilia dealers in las vegas, as you may know, claiming they stole those items from him. he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to at least nine years behind bars. it may not be surprising to you that uninsured women are less likely to get annual mammograms and more likely to die from breast cancer today. cnn's hero is working to improve the odds of survival if all women and is doing it by hitting the streets. >> in 2004, i was diagnosed with breast cancer. initially there's shock but i realized how blessed i was to
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have health insurance. it made me think about all the women who didn't have health insurance. i wanted to make a difference in their lives. i'm andrea ivory and i'm fighting breast cancer in south florida one household at a time. the florida breast health initiative is an outreach organization. we're targeting working-class people. we're going to make a difference and save some lives. we have a taik-it-to-the-streets approach. we feel like little pixies spreading breast cancer awareness. we target women that are 35 years or older and make an appointment on the spot for a free mammogram. bringing the mobile van into the neighborhood is one of the most important facets of the work we do. we provide a service that is so needed. i know i'm saving lives. >> they said it was free so come right over and get it. >> is the lady of the house at
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home? we're giving a free mammogram the 25th. that means -- like, okay i'll go. thank you so much. i was saved from breast cancer to serve other women. every time i knock on the door, it's another opportunity to save a life. >> pretty amazing stuff. if you know someone like andrea ivory who should be a cnn hero, here's what you do, head to our website and tell us about them. now you can see exclusive footage and get updates on facebook: you probably have a dress code at work. well, believe it or not, they have one at the rodeo, too, and it applies to everyone. >> we all want to be a cowboy at some point and this is a good opportunity for me to dress like a cowboy and act like a cowboy, even though i don't look like a cowboy. >> why only jeans and boots will do if you want to be ringside at the rodeo.
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california governor arnold schwarzenegger says the state has been spared financial ruin. lawmakers finally approved a complex deal to close a $25 billion budget gap. it has no new taxes but calls for teacher layoffs, less money for state workers and higher college tuition. in iraq kurds head to the polls today to choose a president and fill more than 100 parliament seats. about 2.5 million people are eligible to vote. the kurdish region is autonomous and stayed largely free of violence seen in other parts of iraq. the cdc says swine flu could strike up to 40% of americans over the next two years and, if a vaccine campaign is not
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successful, several hundred thousand people could die. health experts worry the number of flu cases may explode in the fall. that is a check of your saturday headlines, what we're following on hln, i'm susan hendricks, glad you are with us. president obama made a surprise cameo yesterday during a white house briefing, all part of an effort to calm the controversy over comments he made following the arrest of harvard professor henry louis gates. here now is dan lothian. >> reporter: it wasn't quite an apology but president obama tried to put out a wildfire that was burning out of control. placing a five-minute phone call to sergeant james crowley. >> i obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up. i wanted to make clear that, in my choice of words, i think i, unfortunately, gave an impression that i was maligning
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the cambridge police department or sergeant crowley specifically and i could have calibrated those words different. >> reporter: uttered at his wednesday prime time news conference. >> the cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof they were in their own home. >> reporter: in his first sit-down television interview, he said he never wanted to take such drastic action. >> -- nonetheless, that's how far professor gates pushed it and provoked and just wouldn't stop. >> reporter: the president now concedes that his good friend, henry louis gates, jr., also played a role in how all this turned out. >> there was an overreaction in pulling professor gates out of his home to the station. i also continue to believe, based on what i heard, that professor gates probably overreacted, as well.
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>> reporter: this came just hours after a group of police officers in massachusetts made it clear what they wanted to hear from president obama. >> i think when the time is right, they should make an apology to us. i think the president should make an apology to all law enforcement personnel throughout the entire country that took offense to this. >> reporter: the president admitted this controversy was taking attention away from his top domestic priority, health care reform. beyond smoothing this over with the arresting officer, mr. obama said he hopes this becomes a teachable moment. >> -- where all of us, instead of pumping up the volume, spend a little more time listening to each other and try to focus on how we can generally improve relations between police officers and minority communities. >> reporter: the white house says president obama called professor gates, had a positive discussion and invited him here to meet with sergeant crowley in the near future. the president and crowley had
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talked about all three of them getting together at the white house for a beer. iraq is still the center of u.s. fight against terrorism, even though the military is shifting its focus to afghanistan now. the u.s. commander in the region general david petraeus says this, that iraq still is a huge challenge partly because al qaeda leaders there are connected to those in afghanistan. he also says there are lessons from iraq that can be applied to afghanistan, as well. >> the lessons that we have learned here about counterinsurgency -- and they have been many over the years, as you know, because again it wasn't just the surge, it wasn't just 30,000 more forces here, it was the employment of those forces in a manner that focused on security of the people and did it by living with the people and then, also, sought to help the process of reconciliation because you cannot kill or capture your way out of this kind of endeavor. >> he spoke in iraq yesterday. he was there for meetings with
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military and political officials. the recession is hitting georgia banks hard. yes, they are feeling it there. of the seven regional banks regulators shut down yesterday, six were in georgia, all subsidiaries of one larger bank. so far this year, 16 georgia banks have folded, the highest number of any single state if that gives you any idea. 64 have shut down across the country. alaska governor sarah palin leaves office tomorrow. she gave one of her last speeches as governor yesterday at a picnic in her home town of wasilla. about 1,000 people were there and at least one called for her to run for president in 2012. but palin stuck to a different script. >> from the bottom of my heart and especially this being my last time to speak to the valley community as your governor, i do want to tell you, sincerely, that i love you, i appreciate you and your support, the support that you've shown my
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family. god bless you and god bless america. >> palin once served as mayor of wasilla. she will hold a second picnic today in anchorage and a third tomorrow when she officially leaves off as and the lieutenant governor takes over as governor. waves up to 20 feet high killed a body surfer near los angeles. a fire official said the waves slammed the man against some rocks yesterday while he was in the water. life guards managed to pull him out but, sadly, it was too late. waves hit this part of california because of strong waves in the pacific. there is a flood and surf advisory for l.a. beaches until later tonight. making a new pitch for health care reform focusing on small business owners. he cite as new white house study that suggests small businesses pay more per employee for health insurance than other companies. in his weekly radio and internet address he called that unacceptable and says that will
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change when he signs health care reform into law. the big question now is will that happen? house democrats are split on the current version. >> you know, in the course of the legislative process, you know, sometimes people get animated about their positions and you would expect that. these are very important issues, this is a critical bill for the american public. we are absolutely committed to passing a bill which will give affordable quality health care to every american and make sure that every american has access to that care. >> so-called blue dog democrats and republicans have enough votes to prevent the current version from passing. the house majority leader says he expects to pass a bill by the fall. this controversial pastor could spend the rest of his life in prison. yesterday a federal jury in arkansas convicted him on charges he took underage girls across state lines for sex, one as young as 9. fbi agents raided alamo's 15-acre compound last september
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looking for child pornography. five of his victims testified that he kept them as sexual partners, not office workers as alamo's lawyers claimed. >> i was so relieved for the girls, because, for so long, tony alamo taught them that you don't matter, you don't count, i'm in control here. and this verdict told the girls that they counted, that they matter, and that their voices should be heard. it's a good day for these young women. >> if the jury had followed the law that they would have acquitted him. the evidence is insufficient, legally insufficient, on all of the counts. >> the 74-year-old vaevangelist could face 175 years in prison when he's sentenced. reality tv may have a bunch of new stars in the making. the so-called octomom has a contract for a tv show and it's going to pay off for her kids. each one of them.
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the mother of octuplets signed a contract to star in a reality tv show with her kids. each of nadya suleman's 14 children will get $250 a day during the filming, each. that means her family will get a quarter million dollars over three years. she signed with a european company that made "the biggest loser" and filming is expected to start in september. she gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplets in january. an investigation on to find out if employees at the l.a. coroner's office illegally leaked descriptions of michael jackson's body to the tabloids. vivid descriptions of the pop
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superstar's corps were published by tabloid newspapers after his death. the los angeles county supervisor's office asked the sheriff to conduct a preliminary inquiry. that will determine if there is enough evidence for a full investigation. i'm larry smith. you know back in david beckham's home in england a spirited engs change with fans, just another day at the office but in l.a. cost a thousand bucks, the mls fining after jaws with fans, he challenged them to come to the field, even climbing into the stands. look at. this i guess not the image the mls wants, their star chasing fans and whatnot, come on. for those who can't get enough of stefan mar berry, i know you exist, taking part in 24 hours of an unfiltered chat on
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youstream.com and touched on everything from his nba career to his preference of bugs bunny over mickey mouse saying it was his chance to bypass the news media which he claims misrepresents him. can't think of what to get to grandma for christmas? how about a wii some seniors in pennsylvania are so serious about their gaming they staged a bowling competition. can you go to a ball game and catch swine flu from a player? the rangers say padilla will continue to pitch despite being diagnosed with the highly contagious virus. his symptoms are subsiding but at least five other players are sick and some fear they may have h1n1. well, sit down and go for a run. the annual underwear run turns heads in central park, 500 taking part hoping to break the world record for the most people
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gathered in skivvies. as mothers would hope, only clean underwear allowed. ugh, that's sports. . paying property taxes on a home that has lost value really hurts, doesn't it? you may be able to turn things around. our money expert jennifer westhoven is looking out for you and your wallet this morning. >> hi. i hope you are enjoying your summer weekend. if you own your home you may be able to use the lousy economy to your advantage. across america tens of thousands of people are getting their homes reassessed according to the "wall street journal." if the value of your home is lower you might be able to save hundreds of thousands a year in property taxes. here's what to do. first you have to be ready to scramble from the time you get that tax bill, you may have only
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two weeks to two months to take action. when you go down to the county office, be prepared. walk in with plenty of evidence, go online, find similar sales in your neighborhood and print them out. something else not to do an ohio tax official tells the newspaper not the time to vent how you you hate property taxes, i know you do, but just stick to business. i'm jennifer westhoven looking out for you. >> thanks, jen. you can get more great money advice from her each week day morning from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. eastern. some who worked on the 9/11 commission are taking a fresh look at the nation's security and have new concerns about what's being done and what's not being done to protect you from a possible terrorist attack.
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a manhunt is on for at least two suspects wanted in the shooting death of a border patrol agent. robert rojas was killed what a suspected border crossing. it happened thursday night. investigators have alerted
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hospitals on both sides of the border to watch out for any suspicious patients. he was the first border patrol agent to die in a shooting in more than ten years. 43 years in prison, that is the sentence handed down in oregon to a drunk driver who killed four people last fall. police say 47-year-old john calgren about a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the crash and he also had four prior dui convictions. o.j. simpson wants to get back some of the stuff that he says was taken from him. he filed a declaration in court yesterday asking police to return footballs, ties, and other memorabilia to him. back in 2007, simpson confronted two memorabilia dealers in las vegas, as you may know, claiming they stole those items from him. well, he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to at least nine years behind bars. the u.s. has not done enough to protect the country from
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another terrorist attack, that is the word from a new group of 9/11 commission members and other security experts. a look at what possible threats are raising concerns. >> reporter: it was five years ago this week that the 9/11 commission issued its landmark report making specific recommendations on how to best prevent another terrorist attack. commission co-chair governor thomas cain says only about 80% of them have been implemented. >> well, i'm worried that 20% haven't been addressed also worried among the 80% the things that aren't fully done. >> reporter: he and his 9/11 co-chair are among experts on the new bipartisan national security preparedness group which is trying to close the remaining security gaps. one of the most glaring, right here in washington. the group says it is absurd homeland security secretary ja naet napolitano has scores of
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scores of congressional committees sapping her time and attention. >> she reports to over 80 different committees. that's no oversight at all. >> reporter: the political reality is this, no member of congress wants to give up power. politics has also hurt efforts to create more security identity documents. the nation's governors, including then governor napolitano rose in revoeflt over a law called real i.d. which implemented 9/11 recommendations to tighten the issuance of driver's licenses. now congress is considering something called pass i.d., which is less expensive and in the eyes of commission members, less secure. is it as good as the country needs? >> no. i would like to see it. but if you can't get it done, this is a democracy. you go as far as you can go. >> reporter: other shortcomings, the failure to implement a system tracking weather visitors
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leave the country. the ability of emergency responders to talk to one another and work together in an emergency is still a work in progress. new threats have emerged since the 9/11 commission report. notably cyber attacks. and the homeland security secretary agrees that protective measures must continue to evolve. >> this is not a static thing that we have to constantly every day be thinking about. what are the threats confronting our country? how do we minimize them, protect the people of the united states? >> reporter: the 9/11 commission was mandated by congress. its report, so close to the attacks on new york and washington, had tremendous impact. this follow-on group is trying to use its prestige to counter act the complacency that's set in since then and push forward the unfinished business of securing the nation. jeanne meserve, cnn, washington. >> you probably have a dress code at work. well, believe it or not, they have one at the rodeo too. it applies to everyone.
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>> we all want to be a cowboy at some point. and this is a great opportunity for me to dress like a cowboy and act like a cowboy, even though i don't look like a cowboy. >> why only jeans and boots will do if you want to be ring side at the rodeo. ♪
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cnn, headlines news, or msnbc are locked on your favorites? if they are i've got the gift for you. i'm gonna richardson and my next guest is ken pullson. a pleasure to have you here.
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>> good to be with you >> what is the museum. most people know. >> sometimes there you an a museum in articling ton, virginia called the museum. it was an effort to remind americans of the value of news gathering in america and a nod to the first amendment. we did so well there so we decided to take it where the action is. we have a brand new museum called a the museum on pennsylvania avenue. it's a -- it's a 45 word sign out front with the words of the first amendment 'em blazed there. we think it's healthy for them to read that says congress shall make no law. we're attempting to put it in neon. >> it is flashing? >> it's not a tribute to
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journalists. we had a blogger say i'm not going to set foot in that museum until they do an extra special to copy editors. it is not about you. it is a museum of history but a different kind that reports what happened over the last several centuries through the eyes of journalists. so you get contemporary coverage of the assassination of kennedy and arrival of the beatles and the civil war and fascinating >> exactly. what have the visitors reactions been for the first year? exciting. we see the full range of course. tremendous amount of school groups and a lot of tourists visiting washingt washingto was. we bill ourselves as the world's most interactive museum. young people can play the part of a reporter or an editor or a
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journalist. we can even stand up in front of what you and your business called blue screen, to tape a broadcast announcement for their friends and family and then send it out to friends at home. amazing exhibits there. i well tell you, i can say this with some degree of humility. i just joined the museum in february, i've been the editor of u.s. a. today for the last five years. we have the largest piece of the berlin wall in north america. you can go there and see that and the guard tower in collaboration and partnership with the f.b. i.we celebrate their 100th anniversary and we have phenomenal artifacts. we have the unibomber's cabin believe it or not. and depending on your age, some of your viewers probably remember patty hurst and her
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tenure with the liberation army. we have the gun she used in the bank robbery and the leather jacket she wore. we have can coverage including dillinger's death mask and the bullet pruf vest he zn wear on that night >> with you have so many different exhibits. what do you have planned for us your second year? >> one of the great things about working for a museum where news is in the title we're updating and reflect the headlines in the museum. not long ago when there was an uproar in iran we covered the social network and the twittering. when newspapers have collapsed and some markets we quickly reported that. upcoming exhibits include: throughout the next year you'll be able to see manhunt exhibit
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about the assassination of abraham lincoln and barack ob a obama. >> i'm so sorry. we've run out of time but everyone has got and go and see the museum. >> thank you very much >> my guest has been ken pullson president of-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-@
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this is not an easy budget. it's a tough budget but it is a necessary budget. >> cash strapped california finally passes a new budget after state lawmakers work around-the-clock. is the complicated plan just a quick fix? and the spread of the swine flu virus has prompted new warnings about your chances of getting sick and that is speeding up efforts to get a new vaccine ready. >> yes, it looks like the octomom and her kids will become reality tv shows. you're watching hln on this saturday. so glad you are.
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susan hendricks. one budget crisis averted, for now anyway. the california state legislature voted to slash state programs and shuffle money around to close a $25 billion budget gap. things have gotten so bad there, the state has been issuing ious. lawmakers wrapped up a marathon 24-hour session to get the budget approved yesterday. afterward, governor arnold schwarzenegger said all californians will feel the pain. >> i know that college students will pay now higher tuitions. i know that teachers will be laid off. and i know that our state workers will get less money. but, we have to do that. it's the only way to solve the problem and to save our great state and the only way to do it is to spread the sacrifice. >> when asked if the budget would be a long-term fix one lawmaker said, quote, i've no way of knowing. there is still a $1.1 billion shortfall. schwarzenegger will have to use his veto authority to close the gap. president obama making a new pitch for health care reform
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and it focuses on small business owners. he cites a new white house study that suggests small businesses pay more per employee for health insurance than larger companies. in his weekly radio and internet address, he called that unacceptable and says that will change when he signs health care reform into law. the big question now is will that happen? house democrats are split on the current version. >> you know, in the course of legislative process, you know, sometimes people get animated about their positions and you would expect that. these are very important issues, a critical bill for the american public. we are absolutely committed to passing a bill which will give affordable quality health care to every american and make sure every american has access to that care. >> so-called blue dog democrats and republicans have enough votes to prevent the current version from passing. the house majority leader says he expects to pass a bill by the fall. iraq is still the center of
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the u.s. fight against terrorism even though the military is shifting its focus to afghanistan now. the u.s. commanders in the region, general petraeus says this. that iraq still is a huge challenge, partly because al qaeda leaders there are connected to those in afghanistan. he also says there are some lessons from iraq that can be applied to afghanistan as well. the lessons that we have learned here about counter insurgency -- and there have been many over the years as you know -- it wasn't just the surge, 30,000 more forces. it did it by living with the people and also sought to help the process of reconciliation. because you cannot kill or capture your way out of this kind of endeavor. >> petraeus spoke in iraq yesterday. he was there for meetings with military and political officials. the recession is hitting georgia banks hard. yes, they are feeling it there. of the seven regional banks,
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state regulators shut down yesterday, six were in georgia. all of those were subsidiaries of one larger bank. so far this year, 16 georgia banks have folded. the highest number of any single state, if that gives you any idea. 64 have shut down across the country. alaska governor sarah palin leaves office tomorrow. she gave one of her last speeches as governor yesterday at a picnic in her home town of wasilla. 1,000 people were there and at least one called for her to run for president in 2012. but palin stuck to a different script. >> from the bottom of my heart, and especially this being my last time to speak to the valley community as your governor, i do want to tell you sincerely that i love you, i appreciate you and your support. the support you've shown my family. god bless you and god bless america. >> palin once served as mayor of wasilla. she will hold a second picnic
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today in anchorage and a third tomorrow when she leaves. the lieutenant governor takes over as governor. waves up to 20 feet high killed a body surfer near los angeles. a fire official said the waves slammed the man against some rocks yesterday, while he was in the water. lifeguards managed to pull him out but sadly it was too late. waves hit this part of california because of strong winds in the pacific. now there is a surf and flood advisory for l.a. beaches until later tonight. we are talking about your health now. and swine flu has spread to almost every country in the world. the cdc says there is a good chance you could get it because there is still no human vaccine for it. as kitty pilgrim reports, there may be a vaccine available soon. >> reporter: the u.s. centers for disease control estimates up to 40% of americans could contract swine flu over the next two years. and several hundred thousand could die if vaccines are not successful.
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the cdc today said all u.s. children from age six months to 18 years should get a seasonal flu vaccine every year. but that vaccine will not prevent swine flu. >> this is definitely a challenge for us. we are in a race against time, because we are preparing for the fall. and the fall is almost around the corner. >> reporter: in florida, several summer camps have reported swine flu outbreaks. debbie thompson, of florida, is the mother of an 11-year-old camper who has come down with swine flu. >> the costs turned into a fever of 102 with nausea and great fatigue. >> reporter: the brevard county health department are on watch for more outbreaks. >> it hits fast. when you have a fever and cough and sore threat where you're not feeling well, that sort of thing. >> reporter: u.s. health officials admit they're trying to find the magic vaccine.
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>> trying to find out whether the standard dose given once or twice versus a higher dose given once or twice gives you the level of a response that you know is predictive of protection. once we find that out, then we'll know what to administer to the people when the decision is made to administer it. >> reporter: u.s. tests on swine flu vaccine are expected to start short me the estimate is more than 100,000 doses will be available by mid-fall. until then, the cdc advises people to get vaccinated for the seasonable flu. kitty pilgrim, cnn. >> controversial pastor tony alamo could spend of the rest of his life in prison. a federal injury in arkansas convicted him of charges that he took underage girls across state lines for sex. fbi agents raided alamo's 15-acre compound last september looking for child pornography. five of his victims testified that alamo kept them as sexual
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partners, not office workers, as his lawyers claimed. the 74-year-old-year-old cou coo 175 years in prison. >> people who live in orlando beach got a scare from a twister. it hit four mobile home parks last night. the tornado ripped roofs off of homes and scattered debris everywhere. seven homes were destroyed in all. 163 were damaged. just one minor injury was reported. it is summer, of course. we're looping at heat, thunderstorms, and very different depending on where you live. we check in with meteorologist reynolds wolf. >> this morning, i have to tell you, there is a good chance of storms throughout the ohio valley. as we take a quick look at radar, we could see stronger storms develop later in canton and columbus. early in the morning hours, parts of the 75 corridor from detroit and flint to louisville.
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later on, we could see more of the storms begin to focus in parts of say the rest of ohio, into west virginia and maybe even into kentucky before all is said and done. on the other side of the frontal boundary, we could see big storms develop in parts of montana before the day is out. possibly large hail with those storms. as we make our way to the southern plains, big story not in terms of rainfall but plenty of heat, especially in parts of texas. look at high temperatures for dallas. going up to 101. same deal farther south into austin. cincinna san antonio could get triple digits. 104 in phoenix. 64 in san francisco. washington, d.c. and new york mainly into the 80s and 90s. boston with ambassad84. tampa with 91. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. approximate. reality tv may have a bunch of new stars in the making.
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the so-called octomom has a contract for a tv show. it's going to pay off for her kids, each one of them.
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the mother of octuplets has signed a contract to star in a reality tv show with her kids. each of nadya suleman's 14 children will get $250 a day during the filming, each. that means her family will get a quarter million dollars over three years. suleman signed with the european company that made "the biggest loser" and filming is expected to start in september. she gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplets in january. >> going once, going twice, sold. a new online auction sitet 1200
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20% have been addressed. we're among the 80% of things that are not fully done. >> reporter: he and hisco-chair are among the experts on the new bipartisan security preparedness group trying to close the remaining security gaps. one of the most glaering, right here in washington. the group said it is absurd that janet na ppolitano has scores o
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committees sapping time and attention. >> she reports to over 80 committees. >> reporter: the political reality is this. no member of congress wants to give up power. politics also hurt efforts to create more security identity documents. the nations governors rose this revolt over a lauw called real i.d., which implemented 9/11 recommendations to tighten the issuance of driver's licenses. congress is considering something called pass i.d., which is less expensive. in the eyes of commission members, less secure. is it as good as the country needs? >> no. i would like to see it. but if you can't get it done, this is a democracy. if you can't get something done, you go as far as you can go. >> reporter: other shortcomings cited by the group, the failure to implement a system to track whether visitors leave the country. it says information sharing between countries has improved
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but isn't good enough. the ability of emergency responders to talk to one another and work together in an emergency is still a work in progress. new threats have emerged since the 9/11 commission report. notably cyber attacks. and the homeland security secretary agrees security measures must continue to evolve. >> this is not a static thing. every day we have to be thinking about what are the threats against our country? how do we protect the people of the united states? >> reporter: the 9/11 commission was mandated by congress. its report so close to the attacks on new york and washington had tremendous impact. this follow-on group is trying to use its prestige to counter act the complacency that set in since then and push forward the unfinished business of securing the nation. jeanne meserve, cnn, washington. >> you probably have a dress code at work. believe it or not, they have one at the rodeo too. it applies to everyone. >> we all want to be a cowboy at
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some point. this is a great opportunity for me to dress like a cowboy and act like a cowboy, even though i don't look like a cowboy. >> why only jeans and boots will do if you want to be ring side at the rodeo.
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[ music ] >> welcome to comcast local edition, i'm donna richardson, and my guest this hour is christine bergmark who is the executive director of the southern maryland agricultural development commission. welcome, christine, it's good to have you here. >> thank you for having me. >> that's a big mouthful, and i know that you're working on an extremely exciting program, bi-local challenge. >> it is an initial that we launched two years ago, and essentially what it is is the last full week of july we ask everyone across the state of maryland and beyond to take a pledge, and the pledge is eat
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something or drink from a farm every day during that week. >> oh. so where do we get the information about where to find the farms or how do we sign up for this pledge? >> well, there's a website. it's www.by-local-challenge.com that website will give you all sorts of information why to buy local and where to buy local and it connects you to other statewide initiatives that are going on at the same time. if you go to the website, we've added a count. people used to say, where do i sign up? normally you have to go buy, eat something from a local farm. this year we decided to add a counter to the website. when you are' counted, you can receive a certificate with your name on it that you can put up in your office or your home or wherever. >> which is very, very important.
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it's reduces your carbon foot print because you're driving hopefully a shorter distance, you have access to local products that are available, and also it helps the farmers. >> well, and in fact, our theme this year is healthy plate, healthy planet. all kinds of benefits to buying local, benefits for you, healthy, nutrition, it's fresh, and preserving our farms survive, we keep clean water, we keep clean air, we reduce the carbon footprints from things traveling 1500 miles, and it tastes good. >> exactly. now for those people who may not cook, how can they be a part of this? >> yeah, sometimes people say, well, i hate to cook. that's okay. you can go to a store or to a restaurant that features local farm products, and there are more and more restaurants every year, some of them are on our website, and you can click throughout to find out who they
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are,. >> what kind of items can we acquire localfully. >> during the last week of july, there is so much product available. there's sweet corn, blackberries, all kinds of tomatoes and melons are in season, and of course, there's always wine, cheese, eggs, meatss. >> so we do have a wide variety of things we can get. say that i go and i go to a local farmer's market and purchase something, what is a vegetable that i'm not quite familiar with, how did i find a recipe. >> excellent question. there are recipes on our website. people can post their own recipes of their own events and own blogs by why they buy local. some of the things i wanted to mention is the economic benefits. we talked about the planet, we
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talked about the fact that it tastes good, and it's fun, but there's also the benefit of supporting our farms, and if every household in the state mucofmaryland were to buy just 2 worth of products for 8 weeks, basically the summer season that, would put $200 million straight back into the pockets of our farmers. that would do a lot to keep our farmers thriving. >> which is so important. i know we have less than 30 seconds, but you have some partners that you wouldn't typically think of who have now joined in. >> yes. hospitals are joining in this year. fact, they're looking to do a competition to see how many people they can get involved. >> have you exciting. christine, thank you very much for coming in today. >> thank you. >> my guest today has been christine bergmark with the southern agricultural commission. if you're interested in what comcast is doing in your area, go to on demand and click get
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local. for comcast local edition, i'm donna richardson. [ music ]
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california governor arnold swarz negativer said the state has been spared financial ruin. lawmakers approved a complex deal to xlez a $125 billion budget gap. in iraq, kurds head to the polls today to choose a president and fill more than 100 parliament seats. 2.5 million people are eligible to vote. the kurdish region is autonomous and stayed largely free of violence. the cdc said swine flu could strib up to 40% of americans over the next two years.
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if a vaccine campaign is not successful, several hundred thousand people could die. health experts worry cases could explode in the fall. president obama made a surprise cameo yesterday during a white house briefing. it was all part of an effort to calm the controversy over comments he made following the arrest of harvard professor henry lewis gates. here is dan lothian. >> reporter: it wasn't quite an apology. but president obama tried to put out a wildfire burning out of control. placing a five-minute phone call to sergeant james crowley. >> i obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up. i want to make clear that in my choice of words, i think i unfortunately gave an impression that i was maligning the cambridge police department or
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sergeant crowley specifically. and i could have calibrated those words differently. >> reporter: words the president uttered at his wednesday primetime press conference. >> the cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. >> reporter: in his first sit-down television interview, crowley said he never wanted to take such drastic action. >> i was continually telling him to calm down because i really didn't want this either. nonetheless, that's how far professor gates pushed it and provoked and just wouldn't stop. >> reporter: the president now colonel seeds thconcedes that h friend, professor gates, played a role in how this all turned out. >> there was an overreaction in pulling professor gates out of his home to the station. i also continue to believe based on what i heard that professor gates probably overreacted as
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well. >> reporter: this came hours after a group of police officers in massachusetts made it clear what they wanted to hear from president obama. >> i think when the time is right, they should make an apology to us. i think the president should make an apology to all law enforcement personnel. the entire country took office to this. >> reporter: the president admitted this controversy was taking attention away from his top domestic priority, health care reform. beyond smootheding this over with the arresting officer, mr. obama said he hopes this becomes a teachable moment. >> where all of us instead of pumping up the volume, spend a little more time listening to each other. and try to focus on how we can generally improve relations between police officers and minority communities. >> reporter: the white house says that president obama called professor gates, had a positive discussion and invited him here to meet with sergeant crowley in the near future. the president and crowley
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earlier talked about all three getting together at the white house for a beer. dan lothian, cnn, the white house. >> iraq is still the center of the u.s. fight against terrorism. everyone though the military is shifting its focus to afghanistan. the u.s. commander in the region, general david petraeus, says this. that iraq still is a huge challenge, partly because al qaeda leaders there are connected to those in afghanistan. he also says there are some lessons from iraq that can be applied to afghanistan as well. >> the lessons that we have learned here about counter insurgency -- and there have been many over the years -- because it wasn't just the surge, 30,000 more forces, it was the employment of those forces in a manner that focused on security of the people and did it by living with the people and then also sought to help the process of reconciliation. because you cannot kill or capture your way out of this kind of endeavor. >> petraeus spoke in iraq
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yesterday. he was there for meetings with political officials. >> the recession is hitting georgia banks hard. they are feeling it there. up to seven state regional banks regulators shut down yesterday, six were in georgia. all were subsidiaries of one larger bank. 16 georgia banks have folded. the highest number of any single state, if that gives you any idea. 64 have shut down across the country. >> alaska governor sarah palin leaves office tomorrow. she gave one of her last speeches as governor yesterday. at a picnic in her home town of wasilla. one,0 1,000 people were there. one called for her to run to in the 2012. palin stuck to a different ji script. >> from the bottom of my heart, this being the last time to speak to you as your governor, i do want to tell you sincerely that i love you. i appreciate you and your support. the support you've shown my
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family. god bless you and god bless america. >> palin once served as mayor of wasilla. she would hold a second picnic today in anchorage and a third tomorrow when she leaves office. the lieutenant governor takes over as governor. waves up to 20 feet high killed a body surfer near los angeles. a fire official said the waves slammed the man against some rocks yesterday while he was in the water. lifeguards managed to pull him out but sadly it was too late. waves hit this part of california because of strong winds in the pacific. there is a surf and flood advisory for l.a. beaches until later tonight. president obama is making a new pitch for health care reform. it focuses on small business owners. he cites a new white house study that suggests small businesses pay more per employee for health insurance than larger companies. he called that unacceptable and said that will change when he
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signs health care reform into law. the big question now is will that happen? house democrats are split on the current version. >> you know, in the course of the legislative process, you know, sometimes people get animated about their positions. you would expect that. these are very important issues. this is a critical bill for the american public. we are absolutely committed to passing a bill that will make sure every american has access to that care. >> so-called blue dog democrats and republicans have enough votes to prevent that version from bassing. the house majority leader expects a bill to pass by the fall. controversial pastor tony alamo could spend the rest of his life in prison. a injury in arkansas convicted him on charges that he took underage girls across state lines for six. fbi agents raided alamo's 15-acre compound last september,
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looking for child pornography. five of his victims testified that he kept them as sexual partners, not office workers, as alamo's lawyers claimed. i was so relieved for the girls. for so long, tony alamo taught them, you don't matter. you don't count. i'm in control here. and this verdict told the girls that they have counted, that they mattered. and their voices were being heard. it's a good day for them. >> that if the injury had followed the law, they would have aquit him. the evidence is legally inefficient on all of the counts. >> the 74-year-old evangelist could face up to 175 years in prison when he's sentenced. the reality tv may have a bunch of new stars in the making. the so-called octomom has a contract for a tv shoal. it's going to pay off for her kids, each one of them.
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the mother of octuplets has signed a contract to star in a reality tv show with her kids. each of nadya suleman's 14 children will get $250 a day during the filming, each. that means her family will get a quarter million dollars over three years. suleman signed with a european company that made "the biggest loser." filming is expected to start in september. suleman gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplets in january. an investigation on to find out if employees at the l.a. corner's office illegally leaked descriptions of michael jackson's body to the tabloid. vivid descriptions of the pop
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superstar's corpse were published in tabloid newspapers days after his death. at the time he was in the corner's custody for an autopsy. the los angeles county supervisor's office asked the sheriff to conduct a preliminary inquiry. that will determine if there is enough evidence for a full investigation. >> i'm larry smith. back in david beckham's home in england a spirited exchange with fans is just another day at the office. but in l.a., it cost him a thousand bucks. fighting back after the star jacked with fans booing his performance. he challenged them to come to the field, even climbing into the stands. look at, this pretty good stuff. but, i guess it's not the image the mls wants their star chasing fans and whatnot. come on. for those of you who can't get enough of stephon marbury, taking part in 24 hours of an
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unfiltered chat. he touched on everything from his nba kyra to his preference of bugs bunny over mickey mouse. he said it was his chance to by pass the media which he claims misrepresents him. can't think of what to get grandma for christmas? some seniors are so serious about gaming they staged a wii bowling competition to determine the best retirement community. two have rolled perfect games. can you go to a ball game and catch swine flu from a flair? the rangers say vicente padilla will continue to pitch despite being diagnosed with the virus. five other players have been sick and some fear they may have h1n1. approximate. the annual underwear run turning heads in central park. 500 taking part, hoping to break the world record for the most
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people gathered in their skivvies. boxers, tidy whities and panties all allowed, thankfully no thongs. that's sports. paying property taxes on a home that has lost value really hurts, doesn't it? you may be able to turn things around. our money expert, jennifer westhoven is looking out for you and your wallet this morning. >> hi. i hope you're enjoying your summer weekend. if you own your home, you may be able to use the lousy economy to your advantage. across america, tens of thousands of people are getting their homes reassessed according to the "wall street journal." if the value of your home is lower, you might be able to save hundreds of dollars a year in property taxes. here's what to do. first, be ready to scramble from the time you get that tax bill.
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you may annual have two weeks to two months to take some action. when you go down to the county office, be prepared. walk in with plenty much evidence. go online. find similar sales in your neighborhood and print them out. there's something else not to do. an ohio tax official tells the newspaper, look, it's not the time to vent about how much you hate property taxes. i know you do. but just stick to business. i'm jennifer westhoven, looking out for you. >> thanks, jen. you can get more great money advice from jennifer westhoven each weekday on morning express with robin meade. some of the people who worked on the 9/11 commission are taking a fresh look now at the nation's security. and they have new concerns about what's being done and what's not being done to protect you from a possibly terrorist activity.
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a man hunt is on for at least two suspects wanted in the shooting death of a border patrol agent. robert rosas was killed when responding to a suspected border crossing in san diego county. it happened on thursday night. investigators think at least one of the suspects was hurt in this incident. they have alerted hospitals on
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both sides of the border to watch out for any suspicious patients. rosas was the first border patrol agent to die in a shooting in more than ten years. 43 years in prison. that's the sentence handed down in oregon to a drunk driver who killed four people last fall. police say 47-year-old john carlgen had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the crash. he also had four prior dui convictions. o.j. simpson wants to gets back some of the stuff that he says was taken from him. he filed a declaration in court yesterday asking police to return footballs, ties and other memorabilia to him. back in 2007, simpson confronted two memorabilia dealers in las vegas, as you may know, claiming they stole those items from him. he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to nine years behind bars. the u.s. has not done enough
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to protect the country from another terrorist attack. that is the word from a new group of 9/11 commission members and other security experts. jeanne meserve looks at what possible threats are raising concerns. >> i do not think you could exceed -- >> reporter: it was five years ago this week that the 9/11 commission issued its landmark report making specific recommendations on how to best prevent another terrorist attack. commission co-chair governor thomas kaine says only about 80% have been implemented. >> well, i'm worried that 20% haven't been addressed and worried among 80% things haven't been done. >> his co-chair are among experts on the new bipartisan national security preparedness group, trying to close the remaining security gaps. one of the most glaring, right here in washington. the group says it is absurd homeland security secretary janet napolitano has scores of congressional committees sapping her time and attention.
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>> she reports to over 80 different committees. now, that's no oversight at all. >> reporter: the political reality is this, no member of congress wants to give up power. politics has also hurt efforts politics has also hurt efforts to create more secure identity documents. the nation's governors including then governor napolitano rose in revolt to real i.d. which implemented 9/11 recommendations to tighten the issuance of driver's licenses. now congress is considering something called pass i.d. which is less expensive and in the eyes of commission members, less secure. is it as good as the country needs? >> no. i would like to see the full, but if you can't get it done, this is a democracy. can't get something done, you just can't get it done and you go as far as you can go. >> reporter: other shortcomings cited by the group, the failure to implement a system to track whether visitors leave the country. it says information sharing among agencies has improved, but
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isn't good enough. and the ability of emergency responders to talk to one another and work together in an emergency is still a work in progress. new threats have emerged since the 9/11 commission report. notably cyberattacks, and the homeland security secretary agrees that protective measures must continue to evolve. >> this is not a static thing we have to constantly every day be thinking about, what are the threats confronting our country, how do we minimize them, protect the people of the united states? >> reporter: the 9/11 commission was mandated by congress and its report so close to the attacks on new york and washington had tremendous impact. this follow on group is trying to use its prestige to counteract the complacency that set in since then and push forward the unfinished business of securing the nation. jeanne meserve, cnn, washington. you probably have a dress code at work. well, believe it or not they have one at the rodeo too and it applies to everyone.
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>> we all want to be a cowboy at some point. and this is a good opportunity for me to dress like a cowboy and act like a cowboy, even though i don't look like a cowboy. >> why only jean and boots will do if you want to be ring side at the rodeo. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
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this is not an easy budget. it is a tough budget, but it is a necessary budget. >> cash-strapped california finally passes a new budget after state lawmakers work around the clock. is the publilan just a quick fi the threat of the swine flu virus prompt new warnings about your chances of getting sick and that is speeding up efforts to get a new vaccine ready. yes, it looks like the octomom and her kids will become reality tv stars and they will be making some big bucks doing it. you're watching hln this saturday. so glad you are. susan hendricks. one budget crisis averted for now anyway. the california state legislature
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voted to slash state programs and shuffle money around to close a $25 billion budget gap. things have gotten so bad there, the state has been issuing ious. lawmakers wrapped up a marathon 24-hour session to get the budget approved yesterday. afterward governor arnold schwarzenegger said all californians will feel the pain. >> i know that college students will pay now higher tuitions. i know that teachers will be laid off, and i know that our state workers will get less money. but, we have to do that. it's the only way to solve the problem and to save our great state and the only way to do it is to spread the sacrifice. >> when asked if the budget would be a long-term fix one lawmaker said, quote, i've no way of knowing. there is still a $1.1 billion shortfall. schwarzenegger will have to use his veto authority to close the gap. president obama is making a new pitch for health care reform and it focuses on small business owners.
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he cites a new white house study that suggests small businesses pay more for employee for health insurance than larger companies in his weekly radio and internet address he called that unacceptable and says that will change when he signs health care reform into law. the big question now is will that happen? house democrats are split on the current version. >> you know, in the course of the legislative process, you know, sometimes people get animated about their positions and you would expect that. these are very important issues. this is a critical bill for the american public. we are absolutely committed to passing a bill which will give affordable quality health care to every american and make sure that every american has access to that care. >> so-called blue dog democrats and republicans have enough votes to prevent the current version from passing. the house majority leader says he expects to pass a bill by the fall. iraq is still the center of the u.s. fight against terrorism
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even though the military is shifting its focus to afghanistan now. the u.s. commander in the region general david petraeus says this, iraq is still a huge challenge partly because al qaeda leaders there are connected to those in afghanistan. he also says there are some lessons from iraq that can be applied to afghanistan, as well. >> the lessons that we have learned here about counterinsurgency -- and there have been many over the years, as you know, because again it wasn't just the surge, it wasn't just 30,000 more forces here but the employment of those forces in a manner that focused the security of the people and did it by living with the people, and then, also, sought to help the process of reconciliation. because, you cannot kill or capture your way out of this kind of endeavor. >> he spoke in iraq yesterday. he was there for meetings with military and political officials. the recession is hitting georgia banks hard. yes, they are feeling it there. of the seven regional banks shut down yesterday six were in
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georgia, all subsidiaries of one larger bank. so far this year, 16 georgia banks have folded, the highest number of any single state if that gives you any idea. 64 have shut down across the country. waves up to 20 feet high killed a body surfer near los angeles. a fire official said the waves slammed the man against some rocks yesterday, while he was in the water. lifeguards managed to pull him out, but sadly it was too late. waves hit this part of california because of strong winds in the pacific. now there is a surf and flood advisory for l.a. beaches until later tonight. we're talking about your health now. and swine flu has spread to almost every country in the world. the cdc says there is a good chance you could get it because there is still no human vaccine for it. and as kitty pilgrim reports, there may be a vaccine available soon. >> reporter: the u.s. centers for disease control estimates up
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to 40% of americans could contract swine flu over the next two years. and several hundred thousand could die if vaccines are not successful. the cdc today said all u.s. children from age 6 months to 18 years should get a seasonal flu vaccine every year. but that vaccine will not prevent swine flu. >> this is definitely a challenge for us. we are in a race against time because we are preparing for the fall. and the fall is almost around the corner. >> reporter: in brevard county, florida, several summer cam pz reported swine flu outbreaks. deppy thompson of florida is the mother of an 11-year-old camper who came down with swine flu. >> fever of 102, and then with nausea and great fatigue. >> reporter: the brevard county health department are on watch for more outbreaks. >> it usually hits suddenly, though. usually you have a fever, you have a cough, sore throat,
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malaise where you're not feeling very well, that sort of thing. >> reporter: u.s. health officials admit they're still trying to find the magic vaccine against swine flu. >> trying to find out whether the standard dose given once or twice versus a higher dose given once or twice gives you the level of a response that you know is predictive of protection. once we find that out, then we'll know what to administer to the people when the decision is made to administer it. >> reporter: u.s. tests on swine flu vaccine are expected to start shortly. the estimate is more than 100,000 doses will be vrabel av until midfall. until then, get vaccinated for the seasonal flu. kitty pilgrim, cnn. tony alamo could spend the rest of his life in prison. yesterday, a federal jury in arkansas convicted him on charges that he took underage girls across state lines for sex. one as young as 9 years old. fbi agents meanwhile raided his
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15-acre compound last september looking for child pornography. five of his victims testified that he kept them as sexual partners, not office workers, as his lawyers claimed. the 74-year-old evangelist could face up to 175 years in prison. people who live near daytona beach got quite a scare from a tornado. look at the damage there. that twister came out of nowhere, hitting four mobile home parks in florida last night. the tornado ripped roofs right off of home, scattered debris everywhere. seven homes were destroyed in all, a total of 163 were damaged. just one minor injury was reported. well, it is summer, of course so we're looking at heat, thunderstorms, and very different depending where you live. we check in with meteorologist reynolds wolf to see how it looks where you are. >> this morning, it looks like there is going to be a good chance of storms throughout parts of the ohio valley. a quick look at radar, could see
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stronger storms develop today in canton and columbus. early morning hours, parts of the 75 corridor from detroit and flint southward to louisville. that could be rough stuff. later on, we could see more of the storms begin to focus in parts of, say, the rest of ohio, to west virginia, maybe even into kentucky before all is said and done. the frontal boundary, way back in big sky country, could see big storms develop in parts of montana before the day is out, possibly large hail with storms. as we make our way to the southern plains, big story not in terms of rainfall but plenty of heat, especially in parts of texas. look at the high temperatures for dallas today, up to 101. same deal as you get farther south on parts of the i-35 corridor into austin. san antonio, triple digits. for houston, cooler but high humidity there. 78 in denver. 91 in salt lake. 98 in las vegas. and 104 in phoenix. 63 in san francisco. and back out to the east, washington, d.c. and new york, into the 80s, 90s. boston with 84.
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tampa with 91. that is a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for "hln." reality tv may have a bunch of new stars in the making. the so-called octomom has a contract for a tv show. and it is going to pay off for her kids. each one of them.
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the mother of octuplets signed a contract to star in a reality tv show with her kids. each of nadya suleman's 14 children will get $250 a day during the filming, each. that means her family will get a quarter million dollars over three years. suleman signed with a european country that made "the biggest loser." also "breaking bonaduce." filming is expected to start in september. she gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplets in january. an investigation on to find out if employees at the l.a. coroner's office illegally leaked descriptions of michael jackson's body to the tabloids.
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vivid descriptions of the pop superstar's corpse were published by a tabloid newspapers in the days after his death. at the time michael jackson's body was in their custody for autopsy. a preliminary inquiry will determine if there is enough evidence for a full investigation. i'm larry smith. no one may beat michael phelps olympic medal counts because after this week, those records could stop falling. the governing body banned the sleek body suits that led to world records in the pool last year and 30 more this year. the ban begins in 2010 and affects olympic competition and the world championships which are going on right now in rome. why are all four major pro sports leagues and the ncaa suing the state of delaware? gambling. those five organizations claim
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that sports betting plan that allows for single game bets in all sports is illegal. they hope the revenue will help make up a budget short fall blamed on the economy. could you do anything for 24 hours straight. stephon marbury held a street on the internet for 24 hours. he talk everything from his nba career to his preference of bugs bunny over mickey mouse. he says it was his chance to bypass the news media which he claims misrepresents him and he's right. we don't care about his antics. eight pound bowling ball, too heavy for you? no problem for these seen glerz pennsylvan seniors in pennsylvania who are getting their bowling fix on wii. one man says he's bowled five perfect 300 games during practicing for this main event and he didn't have to spring for shoes or a rosin bag. score. that's sports.
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going once, going twice. sold! there is a new online auction site promising great deals on brand name merchandise. and clark howard tells you how to get in on the action. >> reporter: i have a new deal i want you to get in on. what if you could buy brand name stuff, brand new, much cheaper than you could easily find it, even with good comparison shopping? well, that's the promise of a new auction site set up by sam's club. you have to be a sam's club member to do it. that's the idea. to get and retain members for sam's club. on the auction site, you can buy jewelry, electronics, the hottest item right now is both televisions and computers. and the prices that these auctions are at, if they close
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out at near these prices, extraordinarily cheap. i'm looking at a sheet from real time bidding from earlier today. and great, great, great bargains. if you are a sam's club member, check it out at auction.samsclub.com. i'm clark howard. you can check me out at cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark has great ideas to help you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. today at noon eastern, right here on "hln". o.j. simpson is asking the government to give back what he says it took from him. why he believes the stuff seized after his infamous las vegas arrest should be his again.
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a manhunt is on for at least two suspects wanted in the shooting death of a border patrol agent. robert rojas was killed when responding to a suspected border crossing in san diego county. it happened on thursday night. investigators think at least one of the suspects was hurt in this incident so they have alerted hospitals on both sides of the border to watch out for any suspicious patients. rojas was the first border patrol agent to die in a shooting in more than ten years. 43 years in prison, that is
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the sentence handed down in oregon to a drunk driver who killed four people last fall. police say 47-year-old john calgren about a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the crash and he also had four prior dui convictions. o.j. simpson wants to get back some of the stuff that he says was taken from him. he filed a declaration in court yesterday asking police to return footballs, ties, and other memorabilia to him. back in 2007, simpson confronted two memorabilia dealers in las vegas, as you may know, claiming they stole those items from him. well, he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to at least nine years behind bars. the u.s. has not done enough to protect the country from another terrorist attack, that is the word from a new group of 9/11 commission members and other security experts. jeanne meserve looks at what possible threats are raising
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concerns. >> i do not think you could exceed -- >> reporter: it was five years ago this week that the 9/11 commission issued its landmark report making specific recommendations on how to best prevent another terrorist attack. commission co-chair governor thomas cain says only about 80% of them have been implemented. >> well, i'm worried that 20% haven't been addressed also worried among the 80% the things that aren't fully done. >> reporter: he and his 9/11 co-chair are among experts on the new bipartisan national security preparedness group which is trying to close the remaining security gaps. one of the most glaring, right here in washington. the group says it is absurd homeland security secretary janet napolitano has scores of scores of congressional committees sapping her time and attention. >> she reports to over 80 different committees. that's no oversight at all. >> reporter: the political reality is this, no member of congress wants to give up power. politics has also hurt efforts
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to create more secure identity documents. the nation's governors including then governor napolitano rose in revolt over a law called real i.d., which implemented 9/11 recommendations to tighten the issuance of driver's licenses. now congress is considering something called pass i.d. which is less expensive, and in the eyes of commission members, less secure. is it as good as the country needs? >> no. i would like to see the full, but if you can't get it done -- this is a democracy. if you can't get something done, you just can't get it done and you go as far as you can go. >> reporter: other shortcomings cited by the group, the failure to implement a system to track whether visitors leave the country. it says information sharing among agencies has improved, but isn't good enough. and the ability of emergency responders to talk to one another and work together in an emergency is still a work in progress. new threats have emerged since the 9/11 commission report,
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notably cyberattacks, and the homeland security secretary agrees that protective measures must continue to evolve. >> this is not a static thing that we have to constantly everyday be thinking about, what are the threats confronting our country, how do we minimize them, how do we protect the people of the united states? >> reporter: the 9/11 commission was mandated by congress, and its report so close to the attacks on new york and washington had tremendous impact. this follow-on group is trying to use its prestige to counteract the complacency that set in since then and push forward the unfinished business of securing the nation. jeanne meserve, cnn, washington. well, you probably have a dress code at work, well, believe it or not they have one at the rodeo too. and it applies to everyone. >> we all want to be a cowboy at some point. and this is a great opportunity for me to dress like a cowboy and act like a cowboy, even though i don't look like a cowboy.
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california governor arnold schwarzenegger says the state has been spared financial ruin. lawmakers finally approved a complex deal to close a $25 billion budget gap. it has no new taxes but calls for teacher layoffs, less money for state workers and higher college tuition. in iraq kurds head to the polls today to choose a president and fill more than 100 parliament seats. about 2.5 million people are eligible to vote. the kurdish region is autonomous and stayed largely free of violence seen in other parts of iraq. the cdc says swine flu could strike up to 40% of americans over the next two years and, if a vaccine campaign is not successful, several hundred
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thousand people could die. health experts worry the number of flu cases may explode in the fall. that is a check of your saturday headlines, what we're following on hln, i'm susan hendricks, glad you are with us. president obama made a surprise cameo yesterday during a white house briefing, all part of an effort to calm the controversy over comments he made following the arrest of harvard professor henry louis gates. here now is dan lothian. >> reporter: it wasn't quite an apology but president obama tried to put out a wildfire that was burning out of control. placing a five-minute phone call to sergeant james crowley. >> i obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up. i wanted to make clear that, in my choice of words, i think i, unfortunately, gave an impression that i was maligning the cambridge police department or sergeant crowley specifically
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and i could have calibrated those words differently. >> reporter: words that the president uttered at his wednesday primetime news conference. >> the cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof they were in their own home. >> reporter: in his first sit-down television interview, crowley said he never wanted to take such drastic action. >> i was continuously telling him to calm down during the whole exchange. i didn't want to see it. nonetheless, that's how far professor gates pushed it and provoked and just wouldn't stop. >> reporter: the president now concedes that his good friend, henry louis gates, jr., also played a role in how all this turned out. >> there was an overreaction in pulling professor gates out of his home to the station. i also continue to believe, based on what i heard, that professor gates probably overreacted, as well. >> reporter: this came just
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hours after a group of police officers in massachusetts made it clear what they wanted to hear from president obama. >> i think when the time is right, they should make an apology to us. i think the president should make an apology to all law enforcement personnel throughout the entire country that took offense to this. >> reporter: the president admitted this controversy was taking attention away from his top domestic priority, health care reform. beyond smoothing this over with the arresting officer, mr. obama said he hopes this becomes a teachable moment. >> -- where all of us, instead of pumping up the volume, spend a little more time listening to each other and try to focus on how we can generally improve relations between police officers and minority communities. >> reporter: the white house says president obama called professor gates, had a positive discussion and invited him here to meet with sergeant crowley in the near future. the president and crowley had
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earlier talked about all three of them getting together at the white house for a beer. dan lothian, cnn, the white house. iraq is still the center of u.s. fight against terrorism, even though the military is shifting its focus to afghanistan now. the u.s. commander in the region general david petraeus says this, that iraq still is a huge challenge partly because al qaeda leaders there are connected to those in afghanistan. he also says there are lessons from iraq that can be applied to afghanistan, as well. >> the lessons that we have learned here about counterinsurgency -- and they have been many over the years, as you know, because again it wasn't just the surge, it wasn't just 30,000 more forces here, it was the employment of those forces in a manner that focused on security of the people and did it by living with the people and then, also, sought to help the process of reconciliation because you cannot kill or capture your way out of this kind of endeavor. >> he spoke in iraq yesterday. he was there for meetings with military and political officials.
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the recession is hitting georgia banks hard. yes, they are feeling it there. of the seven regional banks state regulators shut down yesterday, six were in georgia, and all of those were subsidiaries of one larger bank. so far this year, 16 georgia banks have folded, the highest number of any single state if that gives you any idea. 64 have shut down across the country. alaska governor sarah palin leaves office tomorrow. she gave one of her last speeches as governor yesterday at a picnic in her home town of wasilla. about 1,000 people were there and at least one called for her to run for president in 2012. but palin stuck to a different script. >> from the bottom of my heart and especially this being my last time to speak to the valley community as your governor, i do want to tell you, sincerely, that i love you, i appreciate you and your support, the support that you've shown my family. god bless you and god bless america.
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>> palin once served as mayor of wasilla. she will hold a second picnic today in anchorage and a third tomorrow when she officially leaves office and lieutenant governor sean parnell takes over as governor. waves up to 20 feet high killed a body surfer near los angeles. a fire official said the waves slammed the man against some rocks yesterday while he was in the water. life guards managed to pull him out but, sadly, it was too late. waves hit this part of california because of strong winds in the pacific. there is a flood and surf advisory for l.a. beaches until later tonight. president obama is making a new pitch for health care reform and it fekouses on small business owners. he cites a new white house study that suggests small businesses pay more per employee for health insurance than larger companies. in his weekly radio and internet address he called that unacceptable and says that will change when he signs health care
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reform into law. the big question now is will that happen? house democrats are split on the current version. >> you know, in the course of the legislative process, you know, sometimes people get animated about their positions and you would expect that. these are very important issues, this is a critical bill for the american public. we are absolutely committed to passing a bill which will give affordable quality health care to every american and make sure that every american has access to that care. >> so-called blue dog democrats and republicans have enough votes to prevent the current version from passing. the house majority leader says he expects to pass a bill by the fall. this controversial pastor could spend the rest of his life in prison. yesterday a federal jury in arkansas convicted him on charges he took underage girls across state lines for sex, one as young as 9. fbi agents raided alamo's 15-acre compound last september looking for child pornography.
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five of his victims testified that he kept them as sexual partners, not office workers as his lawyers claimed. the 74-year-old evangelist could face up to 175 years in prison. that twister came out of nowhere, hitting four mobile home parks in florida last night. the tornado ripped roofs off of homes, scattered debris everywhere. seven homes were destroyed in all. a total of 163 were damaged. just one minor injury was reported. reality tv may have a bunch of new stars in the making. the so-called octomom has a contract for a tv show and it's going to pay off for her kids. each one of them.
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the mother of octuplets signed a contract to star in a reality tv show with her kids. each of nadya suleman's 14 children will get $250 a day during the filming, each. that means her family will get a quarter million dollars over three years. she signed with a european company that made "the biggest loser" and "breaking bonaduce." filming is expected to start in september. she gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplets in january. an investigation on to find out if employees at the l.a. coroner's office illegally leaked descriptions of michael jackson's body to the tabloids. vivid descriptions of the pop superstar's corpse were
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published by tabloid newspapers after his death. at the time his body was in the coroner's custody for an autopsy. the los angeles county supervisor's office asked the sheriff to conduct a preliminary inquiry. that will determine if there is enough evidence for a full investigation. i'm larry smith. here's a lesson on how to make a mountain out of a mole hill. earlier, a kid dunked on lebron james and now they're returning the tapes. why? could it be because a tape of that dunk surfaced? here it is. jordan crawford showing up the king in a nice but certainly not worth the hype nor the cover-up dunk. nike said they had a rule of no videotaping allowed of after hours games, yeah. why return the tape? david beckham was fined $1,000 after he went after fans who were beauing his performance, clefrning them to
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come on to the field and climb into the stands. that's pretty good stuff. but i guess not the image that mls wants. why is a major league baseball player with swine flu still playing? the rangers say pitcher vicente padilla will start tuesday night versus detroit because his symptoms are subsiding. but five of his teammates have been sick and it appears some of them may have h1n1. can't think of what to get grandma for christmas it is a little early but how about a . wii. some seniors staged a wii bowling competition to determine the best retirement community. and some have rolled perfect games on wii without picking up a ball or leaving their house. there you go. strip down and go for a run. the annual underwear run turning heads in central park. 500 taking part, hoping to break the world record for the most people gathered in their skiffies. boxers, tighty-whities and
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pantiepanty s aallowed but no thongs. only clean underwear allowed. paying property taxes on a home that lost value hurts, doesn't it? you may be able to turn things around. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you and your wallet this morning. >> reporter: hope you're enjoying your summer weekend f you own your home, you may be able to use the lousy economy to your advantage. across america, tens of thousands of people are getting their homes reassessed according to "the wall street journal". if the value of your home is lower, you might be able to save hundreds of dollars a year in property taxes. so here's what to do. first, you're going to have to be ready to scramble from the time you get that tax bill. you display two weeks to two months to take some action. when you do go down to the county office, be prepared.
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walk in with plenty of evidence, go online, sign similar sales in your neighborhood, and print them out. and there is something else not to do. an ohio tax official tells the newspaper, look, it is not the time to vent about how much you hate property taxes, i know you do, but just stick to business. i'm jennifer westhoven looking out for you. >> thanks, jen. get more great money advice from jennifer westhoven each week day on "morning express with robin meade" from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. eastern. some people who worked on the 9/11 commission are taking a fresh look now at nation's security. and they have new concerns about what is being done and what's not being done to protect you from the possible terrorist attack.
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a manhunt is on for at least two suspects wanted in the shooting death of a border patrol agent. robert rojas was killed when responding to a suspected border crossing in san diego county. it happened on thursday night. investigators think at least one of the suspects was hurt in this incident so they have alerted hospitals on both sides of the border to watch out for any suspicious patients.
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rojas was the first border patrol agent to die in a shooting in more than ten years. 43 years in prison, that is the sentence handed down in oregon to a drunk driver who killed four people last fall. police say 47-year-old john calgren had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the crash and he also had four prior dui convictions. o.j. simpson wants to get back some of the stuff that he says was taken from him. he filed a declaration in court yesterday asking police to return footballs, ties, and other memorabilia to him. back in 2007, simpson confronted two memorabilia dealers in las vegas, as you may know, claiming they stole those items from him. he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to at least nine years behind bars. the u.s. has not done enough to protect the country from another terrorist attack. that is the word from a new
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group of 9/11 commission members and other security experts. jeanne meserve looks at what possible threats are raising concerns. >> and i do not think you could exceed -- >> reporter: it was five years ago this week that the 9/11 commission issued its landmark report making specific recommendations on how to best prevent another terrorist attack. commission co-chair governor thomas kean says only about 80% of them have been implemented. >> well, i'm worried that 20% haven't been addressed also worried among the 80% the things that aren't fully done. >> reporter: he and his 9/11 co-chair are among experts on the new bipartisan national security preparedness group which is trying to close the remaining security gaps. one of the most glaring, right here in washington. the group says it is absurd homeland security secretary janet napolitano has scores of congressional committees sapping her time and attention. >> she reports to over 80
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different committees. that's no oversight at all. >> reporter: the political reality is this, no member of congress wants to give up power. politics has also hurt efforts to create more secure documents. >> the nation's governors rose in revolve over a law called real i.d. which implemented 9/11 recommendations to tighten the issuance of drivers licenses. congress is considering something called pass i.d. which is less expensive and in the eyes of commission members, less secure. >> is it as good as the country needs? >> no. i would like to see the full -- if you can't get it done, this is a democracy. if you can't get something done you can't get it done. then you go as far as you can go. >> reporter: other shortcoming cited the failure to implement a system to track whether visitors leave the country. it says information sharing among agencies has improved but isn't good enough. and the ability of emergency responders to talk to one
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another and work together in an emergency is still a work in progress. new threats have emerged since the 9/11 commission report, notably cyber attacks, and the homeland security secretary agrees that protective measures must continue to evolve. >> this is not a static thing that we have to constantly every day be thinking about what are the threats confronting our country, how do we minimize them, how do we protect the people of the united states. >> reporter: the 9/11 commission was mandated by congress and its reports so close to the attacks on new york and washington had tremendous impact. this group is trying to use its prestige to counteract the complacency that set in since then and push forward the unfinished business of securing the nation. jeanne meserve, cnn, washington. you probably have a dress code at work. well, believe it or not they have one at the rodeo, too. it applies to everyone. >> we all want to be a cowboy at some point and this is a good
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opportunity for me to dress like a cowboy and act like a cowboy even though i don't look like a cowboy. >> why only jeans and boots will do if you want to be ringside at the rodeo.
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this is not an easy budget. it's a tough budget but it is a necessary budget. >> cash strapped california finally passes a new budget after state lawmakers work around-the-clock. is the complicated plan just a quick fix? and the spread of the swine flu virus has prompted new warnings about your chances of getting sick and that is speeding up efforts to get a new vaccine ready. >> yes, it looks like the octomom and her kids will become reeltty tv stars. you're watching hln on this saturday. so glad you are. susan hendricks. one budget crisis averted, for now anyway. the california state legislature
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voted to slash state programs and shuffle money around to close a $25 billion budget gap. things have gotten so bad there, the state has been issuing ious. lawmakers wrapped up a marathon 24-hour session to get the budget approved yesterday. afterward, governor arnold schwarzenegger said all californians will feel the pain. >> i know that college students will pay now higher tuitions. i know that teachers will be laid off. and i know that our state workers will get less money. but, we have to do that. it's the only way to solve the problem and to save our great state and the only way to do it is to spread the sacrifice. >> when asked if the budget would be a long-term fix one lawmaker said, quote, i've no way of knowing. there is still a $1.1 billion shortfall. schwarzenegger will have to use his veto authority to close the gap. president obama making a new pitch for health care reform and it focuses on small business
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owners. he cites a new white house study that suggests small businesses pay more per employee for health insurance than larger companies. in his weekly radio and internet address, he called that unacceptable and says that will change when he signs health care reform into law. the big question now is will that happen? house democrats are split on the current version. >> you know, in the course of legislative process, you know, sometimes people get animated about their positions and you would expect that. these are very important issues, a critical bill for the american public. we are absolutely committed to passing a bill which will give affordable quality health care to every american and make sure every american has access to that care. >> so-called blue dog democrats and republicans have enough votes to prevent the current version from passing. the house majority leader says he expects to pass a bill by the fall. iraq is still the center of the u.s. fight against terrorism
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even though the military is shifting its focus to afghanistan now. the u.s. commanders in the region, general petraeus says this. that iraq still is a huge challenge, partly because al qaeda leaders there are connected to those in afghanistan. he also says there are some lessons from iraq that can be applied to afghanistan as well. the lessons that we have learned here about counter insurgency -- and there have been many over the years as you know -- it wasn't just the surge, 30,000 more forces. it was the employment of those and a manner that focused on security of the people and did it by living with the people, then also sought to help the process of reconciliation. because you cannot kill or capture your way out of this kind of endeavor. >> petraeus spoke in iraq yesterday. he was there for meetings with military and political officials. the recession is hitting georgia banks hard. yes, they are feeling it there. of the seven regional banks, state regulators shut down
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yesterday, six were in georgia. all of those were subsidiaries of one larger bank. so far this year, 16 georgia banks have folded. the highest number of any single state, if that gives you any idea. 64 have shut down across the country. alaska governor sarah palin leaves office tomorrow. she gave one of her last speeches as governor yesterday at a picnic in her home town of wasilla. 1,000 people were there and at least one called for her to run for president in 2012. but palin stuck to a different script. >> from the bottom of my heart, and especially this being my last time to speak to the valley community as your governor, i do want to tell you sincerely that i love you, i appreciate you and your support. the support you've shown my family. god bless you and god bless america. >> palin once served as mayor of wasilla. she will hold a second picnic today in anchorage and a third
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tomorrow when she officially leaves office. the lieutenant governor takes over as governor. we're talking about your health and swine flu has spread to almost every country in the world. the cdc says there is a good chance you could get it because there's no human vaccine for it. there may be a vaccine available soon. >> reporter: the u.s. center for disease control estimates up to 40% of americans could contract twine flu over the next two years and several hundred thousand could die if vaccines are not successful. the cdc today said all u.s. children from age 6 months to 18 years should get a seasonal flu vaccine every year. but that vaccine will not prevent swine flu. >> this is definitely a challenge for us. we are in a race against time because we are preparing for the fall and the fall is almost around the corner. >> reporter: in brevard county,
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florida, several summer camps reported swine flu outbreaks. debbie thompson of florida is the mother of an 11-year-old camper who has come down with swine flu. >> the cough turned into fever of 102, and then with nausea and fatigue. >> reporter: the health department are on watch for more outbreaks. >> it usually hits suddenly. you have a fever, a cough, a sore throat, you're not feeling well, that sort of thing. >> reporter: u.s. health officials admit they are still trying to find the magic vaccine against swine flu. >> trying to find out if the standard dose given once or twice versus a higher dose given once or twice, gives you the level of a response that you know is predictive of protection. once we find that out then we'll know what to administer to the people when the decision is made to administer it. >> reporter: u.s. tests on swine flu vaccine are expected to start shortly and the estimate is more than 100,000 doses will
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be available by mid fall. until then, the cdc advises people to get vaccinated for the seasonal flu. >> controversial pastor tony alamo could spend the rest of his life in prison. a jury convicted him on charges that he took underage girls across state lines for sex. one as young as 9 years old. fbi agents raided his complex looking for pornography. five testified that he kept them as sexual partners not office workers. the 74-year-old could face up to 175 years in prison. people who live near daytona beach got a scare from a sudden tornado. look at the damage there. that twister came out of nowhere hitting three mobile home parks in port orange, florida. the tornado ripped roofs off of homes, scattered debris everywhere.
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seven homes were destroyed in all a total of 163 were damaged. just one minor injury was reported. it is summer of course so we're looking at heat, thunderstorms, and very different depending where you live. we check in with reynolds wolf to find out where it looks where you are. >> this morning i got to tell you looks like there is a good chance of storms in parts of the ohio valley. as we take a look at radar, we could see stronger storms develop later on in places like canton and columbus, earlier in the morning going to be along from detroit and flint south to about louisville. that could be rough stuff. later on we could see more of the storms begin to focusen parts of, say, the rest of ohio into west virginia, maybe into kentucky before all is done. on the other side of this frontal boundary in big sky country we could see storms develop in parts of montana before the day is out. possibly large hail with storms. to the southern plains, big story not in terms of rainfall but plenty of heat especially in
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parts of texas. take a look at the high temperatures for dallas, 101. same deal as you get south along i-35 corridor into austin, san antonio could get triple digits, for houston, cooler but higher humidity there. 78 degrees in denver, 91 in salt lake city, 98 in las vegas and 104 in phoenix. 63 in san francisco, back out to the east we go, washington, d.c. and new york mainly in the 80s and 90s, boston with 84. tampa with 91. that is a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. when jordan thomas was 16 he lost both legs in a horrific accident. but that experience led him to help others who couldn't afford the kind of treatment he was able to receive. brook baldwin has this inspiring story that may move you to impact your world. >> reporter: jordan thomas plays a serious golf game. it's par for the course for this talented athlete who spent his
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childhood excelling in sports, even on family vacations jordan would show off his fishing skills. four years ago in the florida keys the family's annual boating trip went terribly wrong. >> the wake pushed me behind the boat and i remember just hearing being under the boat and hearing the motor go, and just i knew immediately what happened. >> reporter: the propellers slashing jordan's legs. jordan spent the next two weeks in a miami hospital undergoing multiple surgeries, but while recovering he visited a wing where children who had lost limbs were treated. their families couldn't afford expensive prosthetics. >> i found out a lot of insurance companies put a $5,000 cap. mine are $22,000 so 17 grand, what do you do. >> reporter: at age 16 with his family's help he started the jordan thomas foundation helping disadvantaged kids get the prosthetics they need. the foundation has since raised $350,000 which pays for
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prosthetics for three children. one of them 6-year-old noah. his parents' insurance funded his first prosthetic leg but it had no knee. since noah was a growing boy he needed frequent upgrades that insurance didn't cover. so, jordan's foundation did. >> i can do this. watch. >> reporter: as for jordan he is driving home the message that anything is possible. brook baldwin, cnn, chattanooga, tennessee. for more on jordan, what he's doing, his foundation go to our website, cnn.com,/impact. you can find a wide variety of resources there that will help you impact your world. reality tv may have a bunch of new stars in the making. the so-called octomom has a contract for a tv show. and it's going to pay off for her kids. each one of them.
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the mother of octuplets has signed a contract to star in a reality tv show with her kids. each of nadya suleman's 14 children will get $250 a day during the filming, each. that means her family will get a quarter million dollars over three years. suleman signed with the european company that made "the biggest loser" and filming is expected to start in september. she gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplets in january. investigation is on to find out if employees at the l.a. coroner's office illegally leaked descriptions of michael jackson's body to the tab lloyds. vivid descriptions of the pop superstar's corpse were published by tabloid newspapers in the days after his death. at the time michael jackson's
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body was in for an autopsy. the logs los county supervisor's office asked the sheriff to conduct a preliminary inquiry. that will determine if there is enough evidence for a full investigation. i'm larry smith. no one may beat michael phelps olympic medal count nor world records. after this week the records could stop falling. the governing body banned the sleek body suitings that led to 108 world records last year and already 30 more this year. the ban begins in 2010 and only affects olympic competition and the world championships going on now in rome. why are all four major pro sport leagues and the ncaa suing the state of delaware? gambling. those five organizations claim the betting plan that allow for single game bets in all sports is illegal. delaware hopes the extra revenue will make up for a budget shortfall caused by the economy. could you do something, anything for 24 hours straight
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and be a point guard stephon marbury filters a challenge for 24 hours. he resorted to a shirtless dance late in the chat after exhausting all topics which include everything from his nba career to his preference of bugs bunny over mickey mouse. he says it was his chance to bypass the news media he says represents him. he's rights we don't care about his dancing. 8 pound bowling ball. is it too heavy for you. these seniors are getting their bowling fix on wii. two teams matched their skills in a competition. one man says he has bowled five perfect 300 games practicing for this main event and he didn't have to spring for shoes or a rosin bag. score. that's sports. o.j. simpson is asking the government to give back what he says it took from him. why he believes the stuff seized after his las vegas arrest should be his again.
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a man hunt is on for at least two suspects wanted in the shooting death of a border patrol agent. robert was killed when responding to a suspected border crossing in san diego county. it happened on thursday night. investigators think at least one of the suspects was hurt in this incident so they have alerted hospitals on both sides of the border to watch out for suspicious patients. rosas was the first border
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patrol agent to die in a shooting in more than ten years. 43 years in prison, that is the sentence handed down to a drunk driver who killed four people last fall. police say 47-year-old john carlgen had a blood alcohol three times the legal limit at the time of the crash and he had four prior dui convictions. >> o.j. simpson wants to get back some of the stuff that he says was taken from him. he filed a declaration in court yesterday asking police to return footballs, ties and other memorabilia to him. back in 2007, simpson confronted two memorabilia dealers in las vegas, as you may know, claiming they stole those items from him. well, he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to at least nine years behind bars. you probably have a dress code at work. well, believe it or not they have one at the rodeo, too, and it applies to everyone.
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>> we all want to be a cowboy at some point, and this is a good opportunity for me to dress like a cowboy and act like a cowboy even though i don't look like a cowboy. >> why only jeans and boots will do if you want to be ringside at the rodeo. >> does your body size influence how your doctor treats you or to ask it another way does your doctor look at you negatively because you're overweight? a recent survey tried to get an answer to that question and here are the responses. 45% of the doctors surveyed said i have negative reactions towards the appearance of obese patients. 66% of the doctors said treating obese patients is very frustrating. we talked to the study authors why doctors would have those attitudes. they gave us different answers,
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one, people are sometimes biased against overweight people. they don't like them and doctors are just human beings. maybe they have an inherent dislike of overweight people. also they said doctors want their patients to get better. doctors don't like it when people can't lose weight. if someone can't lose weight and they are overweight it gives them a higher likelihood of getting diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. other researchers looked at whether the color of your skin influences the way your doctor treats you. in a different study, 44% of cardiologists say blacks are less likely to receive certain tests. there have been many tests that show when a black person and a white person walk in with the same medical problem and with the same insurance, that doctors sometimes are less aggressive about treating the black patient. to read more about this very hot topic, take a look at my column right now at cnn.com/empowered
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california governor arnold schwarzenegger says the state has been spared financial ruin. lawmakers finally approved a complex deal to close a $25 billion budget gap. it has no new taxes but calls for teacher layoffs and higher college tuition. in iraq kurds head to the polls to choose a president and still more than 100 parliament seats. 2.5 million are eligible to vote. the kurdish region is autonomous and has stayed largely free of violence seen in other parts of iraq. the cdc says swine fl could strike up to 40% of americans.
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if a vaccine campaign is not successful several hundred thousands of people could die. cases may explode in the fall. that is a check of saturday headlines. i'm susan hendricks. glad you're with us. president obama made a surprise cameo yesterday during a white house briefing all part of abevident to calm the controversy over comments he made following the arrest of harvard professor henry lewis gates. here is dan lothian. >> reporter: it wasn't quite an apology but president obama tried to put out a wild fire that was burning out of control, placing a five-minute phone call to sergeant james crowley. >> i obviously helped to contribute to ratcheting it up. i want to make clear that in my choice of words i think i, unfortunately, gave an impression that i was maligning the cambridge police department or sergeant crowley
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specifically. and i could have calibrated those words differently. >> reporter: words the president uttered at his press conference. >> the cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. >> reporter: in his first sit-down television interview crowley said he never wanted to take such drastic action. >> i was continuously telling him to calm down during this exchange. i didn't want this either. nonetheless that's how far professor gates pushed it and provoked and wouldn't stop. >> reporter: the president now concedes that his good friend henry louis gates jr. also played a role in how this turned out. >> there was an overreaction in pulling professor gates out of his home to the station. i also continue to believe, based on what i heard, that professor gates probably overreacted as well.
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>> reporter: this came just hours after a group of police officers in massachusetts made it clear what they wanted to hear from president obama. >> i think when the time is right they should make an apology to us, i think the president should make an apology to all law enforcement personnel throughout the entire country who took offense to this. >> reporter: the president admitted that this controversy was taking attention away from his top domestic priority, health care reform. beyond smoothing this over with the arresting officer, mr. obama said he hopes this becomes a teachable moment. >> where all of us instead of pumping up the volume spend more time listening to each other and try to focus on how we can generally improve relations between police officers and minority communities. >> reporter: the white house says that president obama called professor gates and invited him here to meet with sergeant crowley in the near future. the president and crowley had earlier talked about all three of them getting together here at
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the white house for a beer. dan lothian, cnn, the white house. iraq is still the center of the u.s. fight against terrorism. even though the military is shifting its focus to afghanistan. the u.s. commander in the region, general david petraeus, says this. that iraq still is a huge challenge partly because al qaeda leaders there are connected to those in afghanistan. he also says there are lessons from iraq that can be applied to afghanistan as well. >> the lessons that we have learned here about counterinsurgency, there have been many over the years as you know, again, it wasn't just the surge, it wasn't 30,000 more forces, it was the employment of those that focused on security of the people and did it by living with the people and then also sought to help the process of reconciliation because you cannot kill or capture your way out of this kind of endeavor. >> petraeus spoke in iraq yesterday. he was there for meetings with
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military and political officials. the recession is hitting georgia banks hard. yes, they are feeling it there. of the seven regional banks state regulators shut down yesterday, six were in georgia and all were subsidiary of a larger bank. so far this year 16 georgia banks have folded, the highest number of any single state if that gives you an idea. 64 have shut down across the country. alaska governor sarah palin leaves office tomorrow. she gave one of her last speeches as governor yesterday at a picnic in her hometown of wasilla. about 1,000 were there and at least one called for her to run for president in 2012. palin stuck to a different script. >> from the bottom of my heart and especially this being my last time to speak to the valley community as your governor, i do want to tell you sincerely that i love you, i appreciate you, and your support, the support you've shown my family, god
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bless you and god bless america. palin once served as mayor of wasilla. she will hold a second picnic today and a third tomorrow when she officially leaves office and lieutenant governor shawn parnell takes over as governor. waves up to 20 feet high killed a body surfer near los angeles. a fire official said the waves slammed the man against some rocks yesterday, while he was in the water. life guards managed to pull him out but sadly too late. waves hit because of strong winds in the pacific. there is a surf and glud advisory for l.a. beaches until later tonight. president obama is making a new pitch for health care reform. it focuses on small business owners. he cites a new white house study that suggests small businesses pay more per employee for health insurance than larger companies. in his weekly radio and internet address he called that unacceptable and says that will change when he signs health care
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reform into law. the big question now is will that happen? house democrats are split on the current version. >> in the course of legislative process, you know, sometimes people get animated about their positions and you would expect that. these are very important issues, this is a critical bill for the american public, we are absolutely committed to passing a bill which will give affordable quality health care to every american and make sure every american has access to that care. >> the so-called blue dog democrats and republicans have enough votes to prevent the current version from passing. the house majority leader says he expects to pass a bill by the fall. controversial pastor tony alamo could spend the rest of his life in prison. yesterday a federal jury convicted him of charges that he took underage girls across state lines for sex. one as young as 9 years old. fbi agents raided his compound last september looking for child
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pornography. five of his victims testified that alamo kept them as sexual partners, not office workers. the 74-year-old could face up to 175 years in prison. people who live near daytona beach got a scare from a sudden tornado. look at the damage there. that twister, it came out of nowhere hitting three mobile home parks in port orange, florida. it ripped roof s off of homes. seven homes were destroyed. 163 were damaged. one minor injury was reported. reality tv may have a bunch of new stars in the making. the so-called octomom has a contract for a tv show. and it's going to pay off for her kids. each one of them.
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the mother of octuplets has signed a contract to star in a reality tv show with her kids. each of nadya suleman's 14 children will get $250 a day during the filming, each. that means her family will get a quarter million dollars over three years. suleman signed with the european company that made "the biggest loser" and filming is expected to start in september. she gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplets in january. investigation is on to find out if employees at the l.a. coroner's office illegally leaked descriptions of michael jackson's body to the tabloids. descriptions were published by newspapers in the days after his death. at the time michael jackson's body was in the coroner's custody for an autopsy.
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the los angeles county supervisors office asked the sheriff to conduct a preliminary inquiry that will determine if there is enough evidence for a full investigation. everybody wants to save more and spend less. we have just the guy to help you out. join hln expert clark howard at noon eastern. he will show you ways to do it to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. the "clark howard show," noon eastern here on hln. i'm larry smith. here's a lesson on how to make a mountain out of a molehill. earlier this month a kid dunked on kobe bryant. they are returning the tape. why? could it be because a tape of the dunk has now surfaced. here it is, gordon crawford showing up the king in the nice but not worth the hype dunk. nike has said they had a rule of no videotaping allowed of
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after-hours game. david beckham was fined after he went after fans booing his performance. pretty good stuff but i guess not the image they want. why is a major league baseball player with swine flu still playing? the rangers say the pitcher will start tuesday against detroit because his symptoms are subsiding. at least five teammates have been sick and appears some of them may have it. can't think of what to get grandma for christmas? how about a wii. some seniors are serious, they staged a wii bowling competition to determine the best retirement community. and at least two of them have rolled perfect games on wii without picking up a ball or leaving their house. there you go. strip down and go for a run. the annual underwear run turning heads in central park. 500 taking part.
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hoping to break the world record for the most people gathered in their skivvies. thankfully no thongs. we hope their moms can say also only clean underwear was allowed. we don't want to know. that's sports. some of the people who worked on the 9/11 commission are taking a fresh look at the nation's security. and they have new concerns about what's being done and what's not being done to protect you from a possible terrorist attack.
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a man hunt is on for at least two suspects wanted in the shooting death of a border patrol agent. robert rosas was killed when responding to a border krogsing in san diego county on thursday night. investigators think at least one of the suspects was hurt in this incident so they have alerted hospitals on both sides of the border to watch out for suspicious patients. ro sass was the first border patrol agent to die in a shooting in more than ten years. 43 years in prison, that is
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the sentence handed down to a drunk driver who killed four people last fall. police say 47-year-old john carlgren had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the crash and he also had four prior dui convictions. o.j. simpson wants to get back some of the stuff he says was taken from him. he filed a declaration in court yesterday asking police to return footballs, ties and other memorabilia to him. back in 2007 simpson confronted two memorabilia dealers in las vegas as you may know, claiming they stole those items from him. he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to at least nine years behind bars. the u.s. has not done enough to protect the country from another terrorist attack. that is the word from a new group of 9/11 commission members and other security experts. jeanne meserve looks at what possible threats are raising concerns. >> i do not think you could
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exceed -- >> reporter: it was five years ago this week that the 9/11 commission issued its landmark report making specific recommendations on how to best prevent another terrorist attack. commission co-chair governor thomas kaine says only about 80% have been implemented. >> well, i'm worried that 20% haven't been addressed and worried among 80% things haven't been done. >> his co-chair are among experts on the new bipartisan national security preparedness group, trying to close the remaining security gaps. one of the most glaring, right here in washington. the group says it is absurd homeland security secretary janet napolitano has scores of congressional committees sapping her time and attention. >> she reports to over 80 different committees. now, that's no oversight at all. >> reporter: the political reality is this, no member of congress wants to give up power.
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politics has also hurt efforts to create more secure identity documents. >> the nation's governors rose in revolt over a law called real i.d. which implemented recommendations to tighten the issuance of drivers licenses. now congress is considering something called pass i.d. which is less expensive and in the eyes of commission members, less secure. is it as good as the country needs? >> no. if you can't get it done, this is a democracy. you can't get something done you can't get it done. then you go as far as you can go. >> other shortcomings cited by the group, failure to implement a system to track whether visitors leave the country. it says information sharing among agencies have improved but isn't good enough. and the ability of emergency responders to talk to one another and work together in an emergency is still a work in progress. new threats have emerged since the 9/11 report, notely cyber
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attacks and the homeland security secretary agrees that protective measures must continue to evolve. >> this is not a static thing that we have to constantly be thinking about whether the threats concerning our country, how do we protect the people of the united states. >> the 9/11 commission was mandated by congress and its reports so close to the attacks on new york and washington had tremendous impact. this group is trying to use its prestige to counteract the complacency that set in since then and pushed forward the unfinished business of securing the nation. jeanne meserve, cnn, washington. a climate bill made its way through the house of representatives. jonathan lash talked with cnn's angele row on what it means. >> it is actually a stronger
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bill than the president promised during his campaign. and than the president promised during his campaign and it's going to completely change the u.s. economy. it's the first statement of political will from the world's largest source of global warming initiatives. it's important. >> do you think they can be brought around? >> we want more. we would all like to see more. but we have to do something. we don't have a choice of a better bill. we have this bill or nothing. >> if you would like more information on this or other important environmental anies you're interested in, head to our website, cnn/come/ecosolutions. you probably have a dress code at work. well, believe it or not, they have one at the rodeo, too, and it applies to everyone. >> we all want to be a cowboy at some point. this is a good opportunity for me to dress like a cowboy and act like a cowboy, even though i don't look like a cowboy. >> why only jeans and boots will
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