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Jan 31, 2010 7:00am EST
government is using scare tactics ahead of new protests expected next month. >>> china is threatening to slap sanctions on u.s. companies selling arms to taiwan. that is china's latest step to protest a new u.s.-taiwanese arms deal. the u.s. said it will sell taiwan more than $6 billion worth of weapons. now, china also reportedly summoned a u.s. ambassador and postponed military talks. the state department says the sale will improve security and stability. but china calls it interference in its own affairs. china claims taiwan as its own territory and has even threatened to invade it. >>> who has the right to make money off the phrase "who dat?" well, the nfl says there are some trademark concerns with the popular new orleans saints phrase. but where did "who dat?" come from in the first place? >>> a group of americans being detained in haiti says they were just trying to get 33 children to temporary shelter. now they are facing child trafficking charges. >>> yeah, he's a siberian husky. this is his favorite time of year, and it's my least favorite time of year. >> the we
HLN
Aug 9, 2009 5:00pm EDT
a word of f a bomb threat from afghanistan to china. the plane was in route to xinjiang. a spokesperson with nato calls the diversion precautionary and says no bomb was found. the chinese news agency says police and emergency vehicles are the xinjiang airport. xinjiang is the place of the ethnic riots. >>> the taliban is waiting for a u.s. response before deciding on the fate of a captured u.s. soldier. the this is the first public comment about bowe bergdahl. taliban leader made a demand to the u.s. for bergdahl's return. he wouldn't elaborate on the demand. a u.s. military spokeswoman refused to comment. >>> people in parts of minneapolis are cleaning up after getting slammed by powerful thunderstorms, uprooting trees, downed power lines and blew off roofs. one man said fierce winds ripped apart his garage and blew away his boat. 10,000 people lost power. >>> authorities in hawaii are beginning to close some beaches on the state's big island as hurricane felicia approaches. forecasters are predicting heavy rain. we will have the details just ahead in weather. >>> first, t
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Nov 15, 2009 7:00am EST
. senator craig talking an about the deficit in this cou'try and trade with china and budget issues. washington times. president barack obama to meet and it did take place overnight while you were sleeping the. president called on miramar to #ree all political prisoners and brought that up directly with the governor. jeff joining us on the republican from parkers berg, west virginia. good morning. >> good morning. i have a few things to say. i have watch all the news shows. and i am a palled. when 9/11 happened everybody was up in arms. kill them. they attacked us first. now everybody is feeling safe and secure, we haven't had any problems. they haven't came over here. i'm here to tell you. i lived through vietnam. we did not back our soldiers there, they came home and was treated like well you know. now the soldiers that are over rights and i see people calling in and saying war is not worth it, but at the same tisq their living free. they have the pursuit of living forget aware is when somebody attacks you. iran attack our embassy and we didn't do anything about it and look at the
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Nov 27, 2009 12:00pm EST
russia and china. those countries have hampered efforts to punish iran before. iran has denied it wants to build nuclear weapons. >>> the hunt is on for the man suspected of killing four people during a thanksgiving gathering at a home in south florida. police say the suspect is a relative. police say 17 people were in this house when the shootings were reported at about 10:00 last night eastern time. >> i heard three shots. i thought it was fireworks. didn't think anything of it. also my neighbor called and said he couldn't get in the neighborhood, police were at both entrances with rifles not letting people in. >> sounded like gunshots, we weren't sure. we didn't think anything of it until one of the neighbors called us and said sure enough someone had been shot. somebody was knocking on their door and said call the police. >> police say two of the dead of the 35-year-old's suspect's twin sisters, a 6-year-old girl and 76-year-old aunt. a fifth person was wounded. the suspect took off in a blue 2007 four-door toyota camry. >>> authorities in north georgia are warning people there's so
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Sep 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
assembly is china. china would have voted -- [unintelligible] it was imposed upon us and should not be accepted as a dictatorial and procedure that was done against our whim. united reform is not increasing in the member states. it is making things worse. i did not know how this will be translated, but if you add more water, it will be more muddy. this is a typical expression. insult to injury. make things even worse because many big countries will be added further to the formal countries that we already have. it will be outweighed, so from here, we reject having any more seats done in this way. the most dangerous one, if we have more superpowers already, this will crush down the people of all countries which are now coming together in what may be called the g-100. there are many small countries coming together for a forum of small states. these countries will be crushed because [unintelligible] this door should be closed, and we reject it. then we open the door to have more seats at the security council. this will add more poverty, more and justice, more attention at the world level -
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Aug 30, 2009 1:00pm EDT
with the state-owned automaker in china. it's a $293 million joint venture that will make the most of the high demand for vehicles in china. it will rely on two factories in china that can produce 100,000 cars. gm is looking to double that capacity by the end of the year. china's fast-growing market is a critical one for gm, which is facing difficulties in the u.s. market. >>> the people in new jersey haven't paid their water bills in more than a year. and the city of newark has had enough. it's started shutting off water to thousands of customers who are behind right now on their payments. the city says the unpaid bills add up to some $29 million. some people say cutting off the water is unfair. they say some tenants will lose water because their landlords didn't pay the bill. one activist says the city's more lenient with the major businesses than it is with average homeowners. >>> everybody wants to save more and spend less, and we have got just the guy to help you. join hln money expert clark howard at 4:00 p.m. eastern, he'll show you ways to save more, spend less, and avoid gett
HLN
Jan 3, 2010 5:00pm EST
temperatures should get a little warmer. >>> china could end up dealing with its coldest winter in 40 years. snow has been causing major trouble in china since friday. there's been so much of it that traffic in beijing is barely moving. a lot of people are trying to get back into the city after the long holiday weekend. beijing's airport is a mess and many highways have been shut down. and the forecast doesn't call for any breaks. temperatures are forecast to stay below zero for the next week. >>> a woman was browsing through photos in a thrift store when she came upon a very rare find. and now why she's calling the pictures her best christmas present of the year. >>> megachurch pastor rick warren got more than double what he asked for in plea donations. his church in southern california took in $2.4 million in just three days. on wednesday he made an urgent plea for $900,000 to fill a deficit. warren said the recession and a huge drop in offerings over the holiday caused that shortfall. warren is the author of the best seller "the purpose-driven life" and he also gave the invocation
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Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
th 'wor ye tamoi i de wa rth goacveomr u doers ca >>> rescuers in northwestern, china, have finally saved two people who spent five days buried under the rubble from the earthquake last week. chinese tv says relatives have been pushing food and water through the rubble with bamboo poles. the elderly woman and a 4-year-old girl were trapped under a bed. the older woman is in critical condition. the child has heart problems. the massive quake killed more than 1,900 people. >>> you are about to hear hln money expert clark howard violate some of his own rules about buying a car. so what would make him do that? a new electric car caught his interest and he says it's got enough good points for him to make an exception. >> okay. you are about to hear the hypocrite in me. i always say never buy the first year of a new car. why? because it will have so many bugs in it. second if you really want to make your dollars go further, i encourage you to buy a used car. third, i say be very careful with any new technology. i'm going to violate all those rules. in fact, i hope to be one of the early o
HLN
Dec 9, 2009 12:00pm EST
for boys such as china. others say it opens up more choice in family planning. gender selection is banned in most countries but again it is legal in the u.s. and the procedure including ibf costs around $18,000. >> i absolutely agree. >> a huge story. >>> we know there are thousands of you out there right now trying to start a family. but is it okay to pick the sex of the baby in advance? richelle carey? i got to tell you, my facebook lit up on this one. how about you? >> it did. and people's initial reaction was this is wrong. this is crazy. and then started to turn into a real discussion. back and forth. okay? so we got some samples here for you. the question, christi is science hurting or helping? a big response. taking the your views tour, this respondent had this to say. >> personally there shouldn't be a choice. whatever is meant to be will be. i think, you know, any kids, boy, girl, it's all a blessing and imagine if you just had one girl and one boy and you're like, okay. i have one of each. i'm finished. what happens to the other kids that could fulfill your lives? so i th
HLN
Dec 13, 2009 5:00pm EST
that the whole world should impose china's one child policy, one child per woman. and without it, the paper says by 2050, we won't be able to sustain the world's population. >>> as you can imagine, that story has a lot of people talking. let's take a look at some of your views. mark from facebook says, oh, that'll go over well. families controlled by governments. no matter what good ideas and for whatever reasons they have, it will never fly. thanks for writing in, mark. jason from south carolina really disagrees. he e-mailed us to say, "people still believe that man has dominion over the earth and its contents. those same people that continue to say god said we should procreate will be the same ones crying when there is no food for their families." thanks to you, jason, as well. and thank you to everyone for your comments. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. >>> houston elects a new mayor and many are calling her victory remarkable. >> the voters of houston have opened the door to history. i do love this city! >> why annise parker says her election could change the world for a certain group of
HLN
Jul 4, 2009 5:00pm EDT
goes from california to china for a look at the treatment of spina bifida. >> did you always want to have kids, nicole? >> yes. >> when did you think you wanted to have kids? >> when i met boris. >> boris kadzo and his wife live a hollywood fairytale. there is another part of their story. they have a 4-year-old daughter stovy who has spina bifida. it occurs early in pregnancy when the tissue surrounding the spinal cord of a fetus doesn't close properly. half a world away in china, another mother is hoping the cards will fall on the side of potential gain for her 9-year-old son. she's brought him to union hospital where the chief urologist prepares him for the procedure he created. >> we have 500,000 of cases for spina bifida. >> the procedure involves rerouting nerves from the leg. for more on exciting advances in medicine go to cnn.com/vitalsigns. >>> one of new york's tourist signatures has been out for years. >> reporter: for generations of immigrants, the statue of liberty was the first glimpse of america, for returning soldiers and sailors, it was a reassuring welcome home. for
HLN
Sep 27, 2009 5:00pm EDT
fully invested education. china, india and eastern europe are producing more engineers and we are. if you look at people that are 55-64, 40% of us have either an a or b a degree. in a 30 year period, we have not improved our ability to deliver education to people. it is because the demographics have changed. white people are doing as good as they ever did with a slight shift in white men and white women. two-thirds of our students are women. one-third are men. more importantly, we have created hurdles in barriers for young black people to attend college. yet, we know that china is producing a new university every six months. in india, education is a bigger part of their gdp per capita than horses. -- than ours is. we need to contribute to our social life. when i graduate from college in 1974, i had $2,000 in student loans. the average student today has $20,000 in student loans. the average african-american has nearly $28,000 in student loans. we need to invest in our young people. we need to make sure that they have an opportunity. it is really about black and brown right now. i a
HLN
Jul 22, 2009 12:00pm EDT
arrest, regrettable. >>> well, sure, the great wall of china, it's pretty cool. cool place to visit any time of the year. but for one young i-reporter it was cool on the day of a total solar eclipse. check it out after the break. >>> welcome back to hln on this wednesday. for the first time, the city is hoping to ease its budget crunch by taxing marijuana sales. voters in oakland, california, approved a sales tax on medical marijuana. the measure passed with 80% of the vote. one critic says taxing an illegal drug sends the wrong message. medical marijuana is legal in california. we want your view on this. you think it's a good idea? would you be in favor of your local government taxing medical marijuana or do you feel it is a medicine and not singled out over other legal drugs? give us a call. we know you have an opinion on this one. 877-tell-hln. you can e-mail us at cnn.com/hln, as well. text the word views plus your name and comment to hlntv, standard text rates apply. we'll air your responses. >>> you know, we never get tired of showing you this. great live pictures from space. shut
HLN
Jul 19, 2009 1:00pm EDT
advancement and technology, we can do it again and again and cheaper and cheaper. we should. why let china, india or any other nation get ahead of us in this arena. this is something we are very good at. we are very good at aerospace, we are very good at science. we need to push the boundaries of what's possible. >> here's another i-reporter who says the original moon mission gave us a reason to dream, but a new trip would have more practical purposes. >> should america continue to invest in the man space program, going to the moon, going to mars? absolutely, yes. why? we will learn quite a bit more about the universe, likewise, it will create quite a few jobs. not only quite a few jobs, but quite a few high-paying jobs. >> we have also been getting a lot of e-mails from viewers about their thoughts on the space program. karen in akron, ohio, says that the government could better spend the money they are spending on restoring film of the first moon landing. there were too many people who don't have health insurance. >> terry agrees and says space travel should be stopped immediately. we ha
HLN
Feb 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
. >>> two giant american-born pandas, look at them, making their way to china as we cheek. 3-year-old mei lan joined 4-year-old tai shan and they're boarding a plane bound for shina. tai shais shan is the first to grow up in the space's capital. >>> apparently the keep her locked up in a room all day. what else she has to say behind wars and new charges against the woman baby-sitting hey lee cummings when the little girl disappeared.  >>> welcome back. we're following breaking news in the michael jackson investigation. a tentative arraignment has been set for tomorrow for jackson's personal doctor, conrad murray. ted rowlands joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: chuck, according to a source familiar with the planning, there has been a tentative arraignment set here at the los angeles county courthouse for 1:30 p.m. local time on friday afternoon. now, dr. murray has been in los angeles since friday of last week awaiting a turnover, surrender, but there has been a negotiation back and forth, according to his legal team. in fact his legal team issued a stateme
HLN
Nov 14, 2009 7:00am EST
would be over their 60% threshold. and we're seeing already international statements from china, from other places, that they're worried about our debt and they're the ones who buy the debt. if they start to worry about our debt, what does that mean? well, we're going to have to raise the price. in other words, we're going to have to raise the interest that we pay on that debt in order to get those folks to buy our debt. we're also seeing these agencies saying, gee, we don't know, if you stay on this path which is unsustainable, we may have to downgrade your debt. all of this leads to instability in our nation. there's only two things you can do when debt gets so high you can't afford to play it. you basically have to inflate the economy, you devalue the dollar and put in place one of the cruelest taxes which is inflation. or you raise tax levels so high that you reduce the productivity of the nation and it becomes a downward spiral, where basically productivity drops, your revenues drop again. we're on an unsustainable path, it's that simple. you shouldn'ting a revate that by add --
HLN
Aug 9, 2009 7:00am EDT
details on felicia just ahead in weather. >>> a typhoon is lashing parts of china. a million people evacuated in the country's eastern areas ahead of the storm's arrival. look at the pictures. yesterday it passed over causing the worst flooding in 20 years. they are blaming the storm for 20 deaths. >>> police in one community are trying toting folks to drop their guns and hold out their hands. >> not a bad trade for some old unsafe guns. >> see what authorities are using to get people to give away their guns.  >>> police in fresno, california are using a new approach to get guns off the streets. the idea here is to get people to hand over guns voluntarily and then go on a shopping spree. as john thomas kovos reports, it's working better than anyone expected. >> reporter: rugers, lugers, rifles and even a tommy gun. some may be used for sport but some have been used for crimes. fresno police collected this weapons cache during the first event. >> these are firearms used for drive by shootings, in the hands of the wrong people. >> reporter: a wide range of people showed up saturda
HLN
Sep 8, 2009 12:00pm EDT
wanted to look more attractive to get employed. now it is translating in china. >> absolutely. a brutal job market there as well. people are looking for every advantage they can get even if that means shelling out big bucks for a new nose or more angular jaw line. one plastic surgeon clinic says business is up 40%. half of the patients say the procedure they're having is job related and get this, despite anti-discrimination laws you'll find ads all over the place seeking specifically and openly people who are "good looking" or "aligned bright teeth." on one website 2,000 listings containing requirements for height, weight or certain facial features. did you know college students are among the nation's most zealous plastic surgery patients? some have multiple surgeries before even graduating. more than 70% of the patients at one hospital are students. they're even offering student discounts at certain clinics. now, the students are willing to go under the knife but there's a lot of frustration. one says that he believes that it is ridiculous. what will he do? if you want more detail, go
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Oct 24, 2009 7:00am EDT
five years and federal reserve raises or lowers interest rates and china buys orlando less goods it'll effect how it's run with a company. this is an important message for the taxpayer. the ups and towns of the market the in flux of chinese goods. the outgoing of money to china to pay for the goods? >> well for some companies, sure but for some they don't happen to do business with china or they don't have to have to deal with interest rate risk because they're not banks the automobile companies in the long-term, i think the issue in part is whether you trust the independent compensation committee as board of directors to deal with options and midstream. so if you approved a pay package and in the mid to feel year things change. we want to figure out what drives company success changes. should we a the board to make changes and that's one approach worth considering. i also think that in part, we've seen executive compensation regulation be a little ski so phrenic about the goals. during the clinton administration one of the things was salaries are too high. we'll change the tax c
HLN
Jul 8, 2009 12:00pm EDT
mediation process will begin soon in costa rica. >>> china will seek the death penalty for some people behind deadly ethnic riots there. that's from a communist party boss in the area that saw a lot of violence over the weekend, apparently. this is the scene there today, though. china flooded the area with security forces and says things are under control now. but over the weekend 156 people were killed in fighting between two ethnic groups. >>> it's summer, but the salvation army's red buckets are going up this weekend on new york's long island. one local coordinator says they're getting up to 400 calls a day for help. and in many cases the calls are from people who have never needed help before. >> our requests for service have gone up 200% when compared to this same period last year. you see the kettle, there's one thing to do, reach into your pocket, into your purse, make the best donation you have and put it in. >> this summer fund-raising drive starts this weekend, and it will last for a week. >>> a georgia man thought his jaguar was in the shop. till he got a ticket in th
HLN
Oct 1, 2009 12:00pm EDT
: house concurrent resolution 151, concurrent resolution expressing the sense of congress that china release democratic activist lio xiaobo from imbriggsment. -- imprisonment. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house question is will the house the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 410, the nays are one. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the concurrent resolution is agreed to and without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona rise? mr. grijalva: mr. speaker, pursuant to house resolution 789, i call up the conference report on the bill h.r. 3183. and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3183, an act making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2010, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 788, the conference report is considered as read. the gentleman from arizona, mr. pastor, and the gentleman
HLN
Feb 2, 2010 12:00pm EST
. >>> president obama will meet with the dalai lama weather china likes it or not. china is warning the white house any meeting will damage u.s./china relations. the daily llama arrives in the country late they are month. >>> repairs for your recalled toyotas could begin as soon as today. toyota said the parts to stop gas pedals from sticking should arrive at dealerships today and tomorrow. the company estimates the problem should take about a half hour to fix. there's a lot of them to fix. some safety experts have raised concerns that electronics problems may be behind the gas pedal sticking. toyota says it's confident its found the cause. >>> a louisville man is in intensive care crashing his 2010 toyota camry over a cliff and into a creek. that camry is one of the eight models involved in the recall. paula allen said her husband was driving with three friends saturday when the car suddenly took off at a high speed. she said he tried to brake with both feet but it wouldn't stop. >> he said the car just accelerated, and when it did, they flew off the cliff into the creek. the car flipp
HLN
Apr 17, 2010 7:00am EDT
weekend. kaczynski's funeral is set for tomorrow. >>> in china, the death toll from wednesday's powerful earthquake has risen to more than 1,100. the 6.9 quake toppled buildings and homes in the remote town there. hundreds are feared to be buried in the rubble. >>> that is a check of your headlines here on hln on this saturday morning. great to see you. i'm susan hendricks. the government says wall street's most powerful firm is guilty of fraud. yesterday the securities and exchange commission accused goldman sachs of selling mortgage investments without telling investors about a conflict of interest. the s.e.c. says goldman didn't tell buyers that the securities were crafted with input from a client who was betting on them to fail. the charge is the government's biggest action so far. >> clearly they're saying goldman sachs was not revealing all the facts to its investor clients. not revealing that on the other side of these investments made in the mortgage securities was a hedge fund, betting against those very securities and actually selecting the securities that the first gr
HLN
Oct 31, 2009 1:00pm EDT
enormous note of this. they are fearful that the great rivers of china, that affects a million people and the agriculture of their nation. southwestern state nsz our country are projected now to experience permanent drought conditions by midcentury. the area burned by western wildfires is projected to nearly triple. the fact is that the siberian ice shelf study which recently came out this last year show that's because the permafrost lid is melting because the oceans are getting warmer, we have columns of methane rising now in the ocean. and if you were to stand at the place where those bubbles of methane actually burst out into the open air and light a match, it would ignite. methane is so much more damaging than co2. so we have an enormous challenge facing us in order to be able to do this. and all the scientists who -- in these peer review studies are telling us that these changes may well be irreversible for 1,000 years. you know, in an organization as nnlt as the aude dough bon society has report there'd is a 100-mile swath of beth in the united states where there is a transforma
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Nov 15, 2009 1:00pm EST
who just had been in china, meeting with top government leaders. and one of the things said to him was that they've concluded that we're so dysfunctional in our politics that we are unable to face up to the debt load that is on this country that is growing. and they're increasingly convinced that we're headed to second-class status. and the things that we have had that are in jeopardy. i don't know how anybody can look at these trend lines and not conclude that it is true that our position of economic strength is at risk. and so, something must be done. i also have concluded after i've served here, 23 years, the regular order is not going to produce the results necessary. if anybody believes it was going to, all you have to look is at the health care reform exercise. which i've been deeply involved in. and i would say the finance committee plan comes the closest to facing up to it. as it is paid for over ten years. according to cbo, it does reduce the deficit over the second year, by a quarter to .5% of gdp, which is big numbers. but as a share of the overall challenge, is modest.
HLN
Dec 19, 2009 5:00pm EST
bamboo bikes are probably the cheapest way to make bikes. steel bikes right now are made in china and they're sent to ghana, for instance. it costs over $100. there's many things that factor into that high cost. make sching bamboo bikes locally addresses a lot of them. >> i went to ghana to do some logistics for the factory we're hoping to start. it was really interesting to see how people lived and to see how the bicycle sort of impacted them. >> we actually want people to be the engineers. >> you're able to reduce the cost of the bicycle by half. but as the cost comes down, the market just explodes. if you're on a bicycle, you can effectively move five times as fast. if you actually sort of calculate that out, you get roughly 27 times the area you have access to or 27 times the economic opportunity, 27 times the health care opportunities, 27 times the educational opportunities. >> it's really just making it more stable. >> maybe they can sell twice as many goods at the market and then they can increase their income twice as much. >> we're not just giving them fish. we're teaching th
HLN
Jul 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
the cyberattack. >>> china has upped the death and injury toll from violent riots in a northwestern province. it began when protests escalated with majority han chinese. the government says nearly 1700 people have been injured in the violence. state-run media says the riots have left 184 people dead, including 137 han and 46 uighurs. >>> it's the danger you face when you try to outrun a bull. two are hurt seriously. hospital officials say none of the injuries are life threatening. one of the runners was injured when a 1300-pound bull split from the pack, caught him, tossed him up then rolled him on the grand. a man was gored to death on friday. the first death since 1995. >>> police say they are making headway in the search for clues in the death of a couple with 16 children. they have found a van they were searching for, but it's who they've also found that may help crack this case. >>> florida police are questioning two people in the killing of a couple known for adopting special needs children. authorities have found the red van caught by surveillance cameras leaving the couple's
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Aug 6, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, so i understand some parents in china are getting the chance to decide this? >> i have a feeling there will be strong opinions about this one. >> yeah. >> because it's a camp they're sending their kids to. at this camp there are a few things that are done. well, first, they're just watching what they do. are the kids athletic? are they artistic and creative. they keep a journal of each of the kids. but then they're also taking a dna test from each of the kids and they're combining the results from both of those, so both the scientific evidence they're extracting from the kid but also the observational evidence, and then they're going to try to put those two things together and tell the parent in a report your kid has a great likelihood of being a great gymnast or maybe your kid is predispositioned -- has a predisposition for music or the arts or whatever it is. again, this is all happening when they're very young, as you can see from this video. a u.s. psychologist is among those who are saying, you know what? i'm not so sure about this program. take a listen. >> whether it's rea
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Aug 17, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. the wwf says they could be gone in two or three generations. china may want to give up some of its infrastructure. >>> disturbing reports that gay men in iraq are being abused and killed. why are they being singled off? and why is iraq doing virtually nothing to stop the violence? >>> disturbing and graphic details emerging about the death of that florida couple in the panhandle in escambia county, gunned down in the home they shared with several adopted special-needs children. documents just release that had include results of autopsies on byrd and melanie billings. they indicate byrd billings was shot in both legs, the back of the head. his wife melanie multiple times in the chest and face. nine of the couple's children were home when they were killed. several suspects have been arrested. pamela wiggins was free on bail. this morning when the judge agreed to put her bail at $500,000. >>> the man accused of attacking milwaukee's mayor with a metal pipe made a court appearance today. police say the man hit the mayor tom barrett as he was leaving the state fair saturday night. he tr
HLN
Nov 23, 2009 12:00pm EST
back. >> thanks. >>> bloody noses, breathing problems, could drywall in china be a hazard to your health? >>> brutal hurricane seasons in '04-'05 led to home building along the gulf coast as we well know. many rebuilt homes used drywall made in china, now we're learning it could have been a bad move. sean callebs live in new orleans with latest where the effect has been noticeable and the outrage noticeable, too, right? >> reporter: yeah, exactly. talking about it's been called tainted chine niz drywase drywa. it came pouring into the country after the hurricanes and katrina and rita here. three states hit hard, louisiana, virginia and florida. the consumer product safety commission has been investigating and they say it's the most exhaustive investigation it has ever undertaken. i came back with results in the last hour and half. they say we can confirm what you suspect, drywall is causing problems. to give you an idea what problems it is causing we did an interview with shawn peyton, believe it or not, his million dollar mansion was rebuilt with chinese drywall. here's some of t
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Aug 14, 2009 12:00pm EDT
taiwan, china, and the philippines. to find out how you can help, please go to cnn.com/impact. you will find a list of agencies providing aid there. >>> well, hundreds of people are searching the woods near blarsville, georgia, for a missing 38-year-old woman. christy cornwell was last seen walking along a north georgia road. authorities fear she may have been abducted. her boyfriend apparently says he was on the phone with her while she was walking on tuesday >> while they were conversing on the phone, he overheard her tell him, i have to step off the road, there's a vehicle approaching and then he hears what he believes to be a struggle and loses contact with her at that time. >> now, investigators have interviewed friends, they've looked through bank and phone records and say so far there are few leads, but they don't know if anything is promising. >>> an armed man who tried to hold up a virginia store got a beat down instead and it was caught on tape. you know we're going to show it to you. look at this, the suspect walked in and pointed his weapon at the owner's wife and look at th
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Nov 18, 2009 12:00pm EST
, china somewhere in the heart of mankind is a quest, a yearning to be free and independent. that's what this resolution today recognizes, 20 years ago people stepped out and they had enough, they wanted to be free. . and they turned to be two of the most best allies, the czech republic and slovak republic, productive citizens, incredible citizens not only of their entry but at the world community and great allies to the united states. so i thank you for allowing me to have the opportunity along with many of my colleagues to bring to the floor this special resolution. and for those that were interested in linguistic, my last name is named meecha, a little accent over the c. i am proud to have this resolution offered in the floor in recognition of my grandparents and those that came before them and those on the 20th -- i'm sorry -- the 17th of november, 1989, and today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of that occasion yesterday to recognize their freedom. ms. ros-lehtinen: if will the gentleman yield? mr. mica: yes. ms. ros-lehtinen: well, i congratulate you for this resolution. it speak
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Oct 8, 2009 12:00pm EDT
afghanistan is in, in relation to china, afghanistan is the single occupied country, and we need it and we need the runway that is over there. there's a lot more to it. do you think about the corruption -- what do you think about the corruption in the government and the possible illegal election and the possibilities of the illegal president? i am sure that is why the afghani people do not want to deal with us to be mirrored them in that aspect -- do not want to do with us. we mirror them in that aspect. host: you said before that -- let us have a closing comment for you. we learned about the budget impact of the senate finance committee's proposal. do you like what the senate is going on health care? guest: i have real concerns about it, i have concerns about the whole process that has taken place. frankly, we spend almost twice as much as any other country. 45,000 people dying every year. the only country in the industrialized world that does not guarantee health care to all of its people. long term, if you are going to solve the problem, you need medicare for all. but at the very least,
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Sep 22, 2009 12:00pm EDT
human rights council which is dominated by dictatorships like china, cuba and saudi arabia and is notoriously anti-israel. despite u.s. engagement, the council stayed true to form. what did they do? overwhelmingly passed five separate resolutions condemning israel. passing no resolutions condemning human rights violations by the regimes in iran, in syria, sudan, cuba, zimbabwe or many or dictatorships. true to form, the council appointed a panel recently released a report accusing israel of war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity for defending its citizens against rocket and mortar fire from islamic militants in gaza. when it comes to the council's biases and backwardness there's no end in sight, there's no change in sight. yet, the u.s. silently nods and sends millions of our taxpayer dollars with no questions asked. there's also unrwa, the united nations relief works agency, the u.n. discredited biased agency for palestinian refugees. this year alone we have given unrwa a record of $260 million. in return, unrwa continues to compromise its strictly humanitarian mandate b
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Apr 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
cloud, that black and red part is part of the cloud that's moving there. >>> rescuers in had china are airlifting hundreds of people injured in yesterday's earthquake to hospitals now. unstable bridges and collapsed roads are making it really difficult for heavy equipment to get to hard-hit areas, but rescuers were able to pull four survivors from a collapsed hotel today after five hours of digging. now, emergency officials say more than 1,000 people have been saved in similar rescues, and they say at least 617 people died in that quake. more than 9,000 are hurt, and 313 are missing. boy, that's one of the scenes you love to see, a rescue there. >>> we're getting some conflicting reports right now about whether russia has suspended adoptions of russian kids by u.s. families. that's what a russian foreign ministry official told cnn. but the state department now tells the associated press this is not the case. russia is taking a close look at u.s. adoptions after a tennessee mother sent her 7-year-old adopted son back to moscow on a plane by himself. she claimed he was violent and mental
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Sep 26, 2009 7:00am EDT
large. china is buying crude oil from japan. i think it is a combination of a thoughtful approach with both sanctions that are maeningful than dialogue from people that under political implications. >> despite some hints thrown around by the russian president, russia isn't ready yet. probably their interest is more than the financial interest. if you look at things they are selling to iran, they are developing things that iran wants, it would make sense. more importantly, i think they need to be able to communicate he is no longer. he has no credibility. >> let's move on with julie talking about sanctions. go ahead. caller: good morning. i agree. host: you say there are other ways to go. >> caller: rob. hi. thinking outside the box. if we can possiblien list other members of opec against the eye deof nuclear proliferation, i do believe the only leverage iran has is the energy issue. if we could lift the suppliers that supply the energy to the west. we could apply some pressure economically even without sanctionsw)รท to discourage the iranians, which will did he stabilize. host: ho
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Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
works in china after a powerful earthquake. at least 400 people have been killed and 10,000 more believed hurt. the quake had a magnitude 6.9 and was followed by strong aftershocks. many victims including school kids are buried under debris. rescuers are using their bare hands to dig out survivors. >>> three people in surgical masks disrupted a hearing on mine safety today. they walked right in front of the hearing room and the cameras as the head of the coal company testified and they placed lumps of coal on the table where the industry executives sat, extenting their hands that were stained with what appeared to be coal dust and they chanted coal is dirty. after a couple of minutes they left the hearing. >> nebraska's signed two ground breaking bills that put new restrictions on abortion in the state. one bans abortions after 20 weeks based on the belief by some that a fetus can feel pain at that stage. the other requires women seeking an abortion to get screened for mental and physical problems. the laws are designed to shut down one of the few doctors performing late-term of
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Mar 9, 2010 12:00pm EST
halderman will be formally sentenced on m h. >>> a guilty plea from a student om china secu breach at the airport in new jersey shut downa busyrminal and snarled flightsworwide january 3rd. the student will pay a 00 fine and perform 100 hours of community service as part of his plea. he had entered a restricted area to say good-bye to his girlfriend apparently. a guilty plea from the student who breach security at newark liberty international airport. >>> the risk for alzheimer's disease and dementia is higher in african-americans and hispanics. although a new study doesn't point to a genetic cause, common risk factors like diabetes a high blood pressure may be a big clue here. here is today's "health minute." >> reporter: new figures from the alzheimer's association show african-americans and hispanics are more likely to develop dementia, and alzheimer's disease than whites. the association's report found although white patients make up the largest proportion, about 5 million people, african-americans are two times more likely a hispanics about 1 1/2 times more likely to develop the
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Dec 20, 2009 1:00pm EST
. steel bikes are made in china and sent to ghana. there's many things that facto into that high cost. i went to ghana to do some logistics for the factory we're hoping to start. it's interestsing to see how people lived, and to see how the bicycles sort of impacted them. >> we want people to be the engineers. >> you're able to reduce the cost bicycle by half. as the cost comes down the market just explodes and if you're on a bicycle and you can effectively move five times as fast. if you actually sort of calculate that out you get roughly 27 times the area you have access to. or 27 times the economic opportunity, 27 times the health care opportunities, 27 times the educational opportunities. >>it's really just making it more stable. >> maybe they can sell twice as many goods at the market and then increase their income twice as much. >> we're not just giving them fish, we're teaching them how to fish. >> what we're giving is the technology we developed. >> this is to wraparound the joint. >> we can set up this really efficient factory that makes these great bikes like for unanimous cred
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Oct 18, 2009 7:00am EDT
here to be. it is also unwise that this is being led by the likes of china and saudi arabia. america is providing security in so many places in terms of providing support in africa and afghanistan. they are corrupting the governments there. host: london, let me ask you a question. i want to know if this story is playing in the london papers at all. "barack since 41 of 50 deported refugees back to britain." -- barack since 41 of 50 deported refugees -- iraq since 41 of 50 deported refugees back to britain." caller: i think it is probably a particular technical -- i think [unintelligible] host: who is the next prime minister in england? caller: i think is going to be cameron. i am not too sure it is the right thing. host: thank you for watching c- span on the parliament channel. we appreciate hearing from everybody around the world this morning. that is always a lot of fun. . . >> it gets us talking in an area we have not been talking about. so much of the discussion gets wrapped around cap and trade. it begins to define the conversation about climate legislation. i think it is importa
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Oct 25, 2009 7:00am EDT
and even some in china have signed onto this. it has been proven. the big fat cat corporate interests that caused our demise last year have been behind this to discredit global warming. it will not change my opinion of barack obama. i am a republican. i voted for him in 2008 and given the choices on a republican side of fully intend to vote for him in 2012 if he runs. but he needs to -- he is a little -- i am a little all over the board, i know. " is doing to fix news i admire. he needs to stand up to people denying the obvious of global warming. host: will go to patty on the republican line from minneapolis. caller: i'm glad he is not going to that hoax global warming thing. i wish that c-span would focus on all these czars and their backgrounds, their communist- about the backgrounds. i think if america knew the kind of people the obama is running himself with they would be extremely alarmed. the other thing, with the global warming believers think, basically think that everyone agrees with them except for everyone who does not. continually on your shows you have this crap
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May 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
greeted marchers in athens, greece, and used tear gas to disburse this crowd. in switzerland and china, water cannons were used to break up protesters. there were calls for more jobs, better working conditions, and higher pay. >>> it turns out that president obama will not have to testify at the political corruption trial of former illinois governor rod blagojevich for now. a federal judge would not approve the subpoena requests that the former illinois governor submitted last week, but the judge said he may revisit the issue if any evidence suggests that the president has something relevant to tell the jury. jury selection for that trial starts next month. blagojevich is charged with scheming to use his power as governor to fill the president's former senate seat. mr. obama has not been accused of any wrongdoing in the case. >>> it's been more than a week now since a brain hemorrhage sent rocker bret michaels to the hospital. but his sister says he still sounds out of it. listen to this. >> she says the 47-year-old poise "poison" frontman and vh1 reality star is not out of the woods b
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Oct 10, 2009 1:00pm EDT
affection, human compassion and the quality and have a basic human right. in tibet, in china or everywhere , in taiwan or africa or latin america. even here in america, the richest country but still a lot of poor people there. a huge gap between the rich and poor. this is on healthy. we have to take seriously those less privileged people. they are also human beings. the whole american people will benefit. i think the idea and the concept of freedom, liberty, equality, i think these are real human value. of course i do not know much, but when we heard america as a chairman of liberty, freedom and democracy and then perhaps maybe -- i develop some sort of affection to america may be. i just was told this morning actually when i received that gold watch, from president roosevelt, carried by tolstoy, with an american military uniform, i remember his uniform. so at that time with the watch, actually president roosevelt a letter and his picture with a signature. as a child, i had a keen attraction to his watch, not that letter. [laughter] so even i did not see that letter and nobody t
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Mar 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
or other horrors that have happened. she says look at the great wall of china or pearl harbor, for example. should we not visit them? joline wrote this -- make lemons out of lemonade. yes, it was devastating but we pull together, hp each other. if people want to stay near and watch then that's their right and could be a good healing tool. i'm not sure -- i'm sure not one to deny them that. yanriell wrote this -- all hail the mighty dollar. if there is money to be made then someone is always going to be first in line. if it turns your stomach then look away. let's take some calls. from florida we have delsey who is repulsed by this. why? >> caller: i think this is a sick idea with another american putting the dollar before decency. if the hotel owners or promoter's family died there i wonder if they would still promote it as a tourist attraction. it should be a national monument. >> like i said, the hotels are there. people are going to go visit the site. people are going to stay in hotels. it seems as if they are simply just making the connection. >> well, i think it would be fine
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Feb 9, 2010 12:00pm EST
drink giant said it gained volume and market share globally with strong sales in china and india. another beverage maker also had a strong quarter. miller coors profit surged almost 90%. the company's bottom line was boosted by sales of less expensive beers like keystone light and by extensive cost-cutting. >>> and google is gearing up to give facebook a run for its money by adding social media tools to its g-mail program. the company announced that google buzz will be built right into g-mail and incorporate photo and video sharing along with a new tool for status updates. google says it will roll out the new feature to all g-mail accounts over the next few days. both of those companies based out there in silicon valley, a little bit of a battle going on in california between these two big companies. >> obviously. hey, good to see you. thank you. >>> saying the same thing to the crew of the space shuttle "endeavour." take care up there. they're doing a routine inspection to see if anything was damaged during yesterday's launch. this is a time-lapsed view of the inspection. so far
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Apr 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
a big jump in the death toll ha hit china. more than 1100 people died in yesterday's 6.9 quake. that suffered i 790 deaths they reported earlier today. that quake was centered near a town near the tibet border. >> the president is taking steps to change under the new rules the administration is drafting. hospitals will no longer be able to deny visitation rights. the rule change affect all hospital and they get federal funds from medicare or medicaid. the visitor will have the same right to make a decision if a physician cannot. >>> will the loss take away options for nonlethal force? what are the options? we'll have the not so shocking details when we come back. >>> a camp pendleton marine has started a big debate with his facebook page to criticize the president and his health care prolcy. on tuesday he was supposed to have a nationwide review ben they was ordered to review the pentagon policy. the aclu intervened and sent a letter to the base urging it to respect his free speech rights. it's a pretty good day -- christina says, so they can die for the right of free speech bu
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Jul 23, 2009 12:00pm EDT
stunning. >>> a senate report is urging the u.s. and china to cooperate more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. the senate foreign relations committee report recommends both countries take advantage of high-level meetings next week to negotiate change. lawmakers are hoping to tackle president obama's climate change proposal before december. the president of the world resources institute was asked what he thinks of the bill. >> it imposes a cap on overall co2 emissions in the united states and reduces that cap over 40 years. every other piece of legislation i worked on had an end point. this case the whole economy will change by 2020, more by 2030, and more by 2040. it changes everything. >> your organization strongly supports this bill but other environmental outfits such as greenpeace and friends of the earth are opposed to t let me just read you something. greenpeace says that despite president obama's earlier commitment to the environment, quote, we are now watching him put his full support behind a bill that chooses politics over science, elevates industry interests over national
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Jul 10, 2009 12:00pm EDT
question because you have gm vehicles that are very popular outside of the u.s. china is a big market. europe is a big market. but u.s. consumers year after year buy fewer and fewer gm vehicles. they still sell 1 in 5 vehicles on the road in this country but it's down from a peak of having 50% of u.s. market share a matter of decades ago. what you will look at when we pull up this graphic is there's been a steady decline in the number of cars gm can sell in this country at this point. when you have a problem with market share, you have a problem with viability, and steve gratner, the head of president obama's auto task force, said this this week. he said no company can be truly viable with declining market share. they need to figure out some way to increase that to get more americans to buy their cars, susan. >> that's the goal. a lot of changes. we'll see if it works. thanks so much. for much more on this subject and other business news, go to cnnmoney.com. >>> aig executives may still get millions of dollars in bonus payments. the insurance company is asking the government to approv
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Jan 26, 2010 12:00pm EST
as we are, china was the first one into haiti. and the first one to set up a hospital down there. and the operating hospital was the israelis. where were we? >> what do you think is going wrong? >> caller: i think there's too many departments, too much red tape. >> bob, that was actually mentioned in the commission, that was one suggestion that was mentioned in the commission that there's too many committees and subcommittees and they could stand to maybe merge some of those things actually. they mentioned some of those things you just said. >> caller: i think people are afraid to make decisions on their own for fear they'll hurt themselves. >> thank you for your wisdom, sir. we appreciate it. facebook comments for you. this is from, let's make sure i'm saying this right, chike, i believe. let's face it, there are bad people in the world that the government can't keep tabs on all of them. i believe the real question is, how much are you doing to keep yourself safe? we've had other people say similar things to that today. another caller. now jessica calling us from richmond, kentucky.
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Oct 31, 2009 7:00am EDT
very poorly. china and the british are doing much better than we are. but, yeah, i mean, i think in general oil is going to play a part, and an american who benefits from a global economy, i'm not going to say that shouldn't be a calculation in america's strategic decisions in the region. host: samuel parker with theuni peace. thanks for your time this morning. guest: thank you. host: in a couple minutes we will take on the discussion of childhood obesity. i want to tell you about our "newsmakers" program you can see tomorrow. senator dick lugor was a guest on our show. he talked about ask, specifically the president's decision on troops to afghanistan. >> if the president does come forward with a plan or plans, he must make that very explicit. he must state stake his own political career on that decision and that is a big quest. it will not do to have a tentative feeling that now you see it, now you don't. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] hear about the court's history and traditions from the justices t
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