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>> president franklin delano roosevelt assuring a country deep in an economic depression that there was light at the end of the tunnel. tuesday, new music from a long dead rock 'n' roll legend. jimi hendricks pass the away in 1970, but in just two days, we'll be hearing 12 new tracks on a new album, people, hell and angels, the songs recorded in 1968. and have you ever wanted to have a conversation with michelle obama? on wednesday, you have a chance, sort of. the first lady will be tweeting to america, answering your questions on her fitness initiative, let's move. on thursday the consumer credit report is released and on friday the all-important february jobs report will also surface, each giving us more insight into the economic shape of the country. a look at the week ahead. that will do it for me, fredricka whitfield.
fredricka whitfield. now to my colleague, alina cho. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com so glad you're with us. i'm alina cho in for don lemon tonight. britain's queen elizabeth is expected to spend the next two days in the hospital. doctors admitted the queen today with a stomach flu. buckingham palace said the 86-year-old queen is in good health and good spirits and that she's in the hospital as a precautionary measure. keep it here, we are live from london in just a few minutes. a shocking apology from a catholic cardinal meyered in scandal. keith o'brien has been dogged by allegations of abusing four men studying to be priests back in the 1980s. o'brien initially contested the claims. today he reversed course and apologized saying his sexual conduct had fallen below standards, expected of a priest. he resigned last month from his
post as archbishop of scotland. u.s. officials are trying to confirm that a top terrorist allegedly the mastermind behind a deadly attack at an algerian gas ta silt is dead. he led the attack in january that left more than three dozen hostages dead. the nation of chad said its military killed him, but analysts are still searching through intelligence reports to find evidence backing the claim that belmoktar is dead. a florida man's life is taken and now cost his family their home. take a look there. crews demolishing the house where the sinkhole opened up on thursday night and swallowed jeff bush while he was sleeping in his bed. officials have called off the search for bush's body saying the sinkhole is simply too deep and too dangerous. demolition is expected to continue tomorrow. heading into the first full week of a government working
under mandatory budget cuts. key lawmakers aren't giving much hope of an end in sight. emily, good evening. >> alina, good evening to you. there are two different situations that are unfolding here at the same time. first, is there even talk between the parties about finding compromise on the cuts. the president's senior economic aide said, yes, there is. second question, though, will it result in action. just listen to senate minority leader, mitch mcconnell. >> the president's free to call whoever he chooses to. he doesn't have to go through the speaker and myself to talk to our members. i fully expect him to do that. but so far i haven't heard a single senate republican saying they're willing to raise one dime in taxes to go back on a commitment we made just a year and a half ago. >> so with no new compromise in the works, the $85 billion in mandatory spending cuts now begin to kick in.
that's going to impact everything from defense spending to airport security lines, to headstart programs. an interview taped on friday, boehner said the house is going to work to stop another roadblock. he said they'll be putting together legislation later this month. >> absolutely. we at the house next week will act to extend the continuing resolution through the end of the fiscal year, september 30th. the president this morning agreed that we should not have any talk of a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that the house and senate will be able to work through this. >> but when it comes to the budget cuts that are already beginning, speaker boehner said he doesn't think anyone quite understands how these cuts will really work and if they will hurt the economy. alina? >> the speaker seems optimistic about avoiding a government
shutdown. you know, what do we know about this house measure that he's been sort of intimating about? >> we heard another voice join the chorus of the optimism. mitch mcconnell said it could pass with bipartisan support. but we don't know the details of the bill. and those details are often what prove to be problematic. if republicans try to use the bill to alter the spending cuts that started on friday, it would really create more of a rift between republicans and democrats. they urged support for what they called a truly clean legislation. that would be something that doesn't have any strings attached to these new budget cuts. >> emily schmidt live in washington for us. thank you very much. meanwhile, there is plenty of confusion surrounding these cuts. tomorrow was supposed to be the day that the faa began closing some of those air traffic control towers, but the agency has now backed off that plan. in a conference call on friday, the faa retracted an earlier announcement that the cuts would
force 168 towers to close. contractors who were invited to listen in were told that the original announcement had not been authorized. an exciting and optimistic announcement from doctors working to cure hiv and aids. researchers at a medical conference described an hiv-positive little girl as being, quote, functional liqueured of her hiv infection. her mother said she herself didn't know she was hiv positive. more on the announcement with elizabeth cohen on cnn tonight. now to london, where queen elizabeth will spend the night and probably longer in the hospital. max, great to see you as always. you know, there is always what's known publicly and what is whispered privately. you have covered the royal family for quite some time. in your best guess, how serious is this? >> reporter: well, you know, there is a lot of speculation
around this. we've had the statement and i've had chats with people in the palace today as well. what they're telling me is she's in good health and in good spirits actually. but you have to look at what's happened here. she has been in hospital for a decade. she's in hospital. this is the sort of person who doesn't like fuss. she doesn't rush into hospital at the drop of a hat. we were told about this gastroenteritis on friday. she probably had it before, and now sunday she's in hospital. there has been some analysis, i have to say, the statement, alina, because they're not saying that she has gastroenterites. they're saying she has the symptoms. people are reading things into that. we haven't got clarity on that. people are just concerned, pause this doesn't happen very often to someone who's so dedicated to her job. also dedicated to not creating a fuss. >> almost 87 years old, and by all accounts, still strong and in great health. but nonetheless, and forgive me if you did mention this already,
but max, she did cancel, i believe i heard you say she did cancel her public appearances for the next week. she doesn't often do this. >> reporter: no. the last one i can remember is in october. and before that, i can't really remember. it's been years since she's canceled anything. because she absolutely commits to everything she's going to do. this week was really important, because there's a big visit to rome. it was very high profile. lots of journalists were going to go with her. but she doesn't like to cancel anything at all. it was interesting today that she had a private event. she was giving a medal to a member of long-serving staff. and she carried on with that. when clearly, she must have been feeling awful. because in the afternoon, she had to go to hospital. that really sums up her commitment to her work. and the fact that she's canceled a whole week's worth of engagements, the beginning of the week, it has to feel very serious to her.
>> all right. max foster, live for us in london. max, thank you very much. dennis rodman goodwill ambassador? is this the american you want leading with the new leader of north korea? we'll ask our political analyst, is he helping or hindering efforts towards good relations. and a devastating car crash in the new york area, a young expectant couple killed. incredibly, their child survives. we'll explain. i just wanted you to eat more fiber. chewy, oatie, gooeyness... and fraudulence. i'm in deep, babe. you certainly are. [ male announcer ] fiber one. [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the deliciousness you desire. the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. i have a great fit with my dentures. i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free --
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no group has claimed responsibility for a huge car bomb that killed at least 42 people in pakistan today. another 145 people were injured in the blast. it happened in karachi. police believe shiite muslims were the target. government officials say the death toll will rise as teams recover more bodies from the scene. syria's president has just spoken to a british newspaper, prompting one uk official to call it, quote, one of the most delusional interviews that any national leader has given in modern times. bashir al assad said british leaders are shallow and immature and said the uk is trying to arm rebels pushing to overthrow him. syria for years has in a civil war that has killed over 70,000 people. new secretary of state john kerry pledged $1 billion to help egypt, meeting with the president and promised more aid if the country implements
certain economic and political reforms. also today egypt's state-run news agency said that former president hosni mubarak will be retried in april, after a life sentence for his role in the deaths of protesters two years ago. those ominous and feared forced spending cuts are now officially in place. now what? major stock markets actually went higher on friday and so far there's been no panic on the streets. also, since the cuts will take effect gradually, the political impact may be delayed as well. or will it. let's talk about it with our two favorite analysts. l.z. is a senior writer at espn. great to see you both. coming out of this, you know, republicans seem to be sounding pretty confident, saying that they held firm not raising taxes. do you think the president overplayed his hand on this a bit saying this was dumb and arbitrary? >> i don't think so.
i just think he necessarily hasn't done a great job explaining how this is going to impact us in the long run. if you're waiting for something to happen immediately because of the cuts, i don't think a lot of americans are going to feel that. i would like to go back and talk about what happened between 2009 and 1999. we had 1.9% private sector job growth. we didn't do that all at once. but it was a gradual buildup. all of a sudden when the recession happened, we were like, holy cow, what happened. that's what's going to happen with the forced budget cuts. we're not going to feel it right away. if we don't adjust it, we're going to be holy, cow, what happened. >> anna, let's talk a little bit more about that. you talk about lz, that sort of long-term effect. "new york times" said today lost in a talk of washington's dysfunction is this fact, on paper at least president obama and congress have reduced projected deficits by nearly $4 trillion over a decade. and that is really the goal
toward stabilizing the national debt. so some people might argue, hey, it might hurt right now, but it's better in the long run. >> you know, alina, i don't think many people are arguing much of anything, because people are just so tired about this topic. they're tired of being brought into a frenzy and a froth every three months by the government. i think it is a very risky move for everybody involved. for congress and for the president. i don't understand how democrats and the president can rationalize not allowing the cuts to be not arbitrary, but actually specific, and having more control on how the government cuts. look, here's the problem. the problem number one, we've got a frenzy every three months, because all they do is govern by kicking the can down the road, not by solving the big issue. and problem number two, is that if you ask most americans if they think the government is bloated, most americans will tell you, yes.
if you ask americans if they think that you can cut 2.5% from government budgets, most americans will tell you yes. and most americans, most american businesses and families, have had to cut themselves in the last several years. so there's not that much sympathy. >> let's talk about something that really got my attention this week, which was dennis rodman, the worm, self-described worm, showing up in north korea last week. he even met with north korea's new leader, kim jong-il. let's see what happened on that trip. >> the one thing that i said was, we talked about -- you can see the clips, or whatever. he loves basketball. i said, obama loves basketball. let's start there. let's start there. if you see the quotes in the papers, he says that. he says that. why do you guys love basketball so much. >> i mean, lz, i don't even know where to begin.
what do you make of this? i've been to north korea twice. lucky enough to have been. it's a journalist's dream to be able to meet kim jong-un face-to-face. many diplomats would fight for that chance as well. and here dennis rodman is the first american ever to meet face-to-face with him. what do you make of it? >> i don't. i just don't. i'm so thoroughly embarrassed for us, so thoroughly embarrassed for north korea, so thoroughly embarrassed about this conversation. because it's not really talking about anything serious. this is like a publicity stunt. i grew up in detroit. i loved dennis rodman the basketball player. and i think anyone who played with him would say he's one of the best basketball players they played with. he's in the hall of fame. but structuring a sunday morning around his trip to north korea in conjunction with
international politics? it's absolutely ridiculous. >> anna, what do you think the point was of this trips, besides shooting an hbo documentary. >> i think it was pointless. i think there was no point. i'm absolutely with lz on this one. it's all i can do to keep my eyes from rolling to the back of my head to be discussing this. frankly, you know, let's talk about his jacket and his choice of clothes. but you know, we're not going to send peewee herman to negotiate peace between israel and the palestine and we're not going to send mickey mouse to go solve the issue with syria. this is a joke. this is not serious. it's not diplomacy. i think, you know, if he'd like to stay in north korea and play one-on-one with that dictator, i think it's fine with a lot of us. >> i will say -- >> yeah, go ahead. >> i was going to say, i will say, we kind of deserve this, though. two years ago, donald trump, who is pretty much a comedian as well, was the leading candidate at one point for republicans to
be president. so perhaps this is just what happens when you head down this really rocky road. >> for two people who didn't want to talk about this, boy, you sure had a lot to say. i have to tell you. it does prompt a lot of discussion. i mean, the picture alone of the two of them watching a basketball game was pretty remarkable. all right. lz and ana, thanks so much. always great to see you. hope to see you soon. >> thank you. >> thank you. the anniversary of one of the most important events in the civil rights movement. vice president biden helps remember bloody sunday. that is just ahead. [ male announcer ] the lexus command performance
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a cab ride that started with so much promise, ends with so much sadness. a young expectant couple, both just 21 years old, died late last night when their cab was broadsided. it happened in brooklyn, new york. they were on their way to the hospital. their baby boy was born by c section and survived. he's in serious condition right now. police are now looking for the driver and a passenger who fled the scene on foot after their bmw hit the cab. six members of the same wisconsin family died in a fiery crash on a kentucky interstate. a tractor-trailer rear-ended
their suv. it happened on interstate 65, near elizabethtown. caused it to burst into flames. two other family members were injured. just minutes later, a crash happened at that very same spot. but in the other direction. injuring three people, one critically. a second-grader suspended after he shapes his pastry into a gun. 7-year-old josh welsh then held the food while saying, bang bang. according to the baltimore affiliate wbff. josh denies he did that, but his teacher definitely took notice of the problem pastry. >> she was pretty mad. and i was in big trouble. >> administrators kicked josh out of class for two days and sent a letter home to parents. his dad thinks the school is, well, overreacting. >> i almost call it insanity. with all the potential, you know, issues that could be dealt with in school, you know, real threats, you know, bullies.
whatever the issue is. i mean, it's a pastry. you know? >> sounds about right to me. school officials told wbff they would not comment on the case for privacy reasons. it's been nearly a half century since bloody sunday marked a pivotal moment in the civil rights moment. on that day state troopers beat marchers as they crossed a bridge in selma, alabama. it was a turning point. americans were horrified. and that march convinced congress to pass the voting rights act. victor blackwell was there as hundreds recreated that bridge crossing. victor, good evening to you. >> alina, thousands of people across the bridge today, and at the front, in the center, vice president joe biden, the first sitting vice president to cross this bridge in a reenactment. he loctd arms on one side with representative john lewis, who was beaten with a billy club here in 1965, when he tried to cross the bridge for the first time. on the other side, congresswoman
terry seeell. he talked about the challenge before the supreme court right now, to the voting rights act. here's ha he said about his optimism that it will be upheld. >> still have a lot of work to do, but i think it's going to be easier, a lot easier than it was 48 years ago for one overwhelming reason. because what you all did here 48 years ago changed the hearts and the minds of the vast majority of the american people. that's why i'm absolutely convinced we will prevail in this new fight with regard to voter access and voter rights. >> that was about the last two or three minutes of remarks that lasted for about 20 minutes. most of the time he talked about the people who he said literally inspired a nation. when they tried to cross this bridge peacefully to get attention for voting rights protections in 1965. it was supposed to be a nonviolent march for voting rights. but it became one of the most
violent days of the civil rights movement. march 7th, 1965, alabama. 600 demonstrators set off to march 54 miles from selma, to montgomery, to bring attention to the need for voting rights protections in the south. they were led by civil rights activist jose williams and now congressman john lewis. >> as we crossed the bridge, we were met by state troopers who shot us with tier gas. beat us with night sticks, and trampled us with horses. i was hit on the head and suffered a concussion on the bridge. >> reporter: lewis and 16 others were taken to hospitals, and the day was known thereafter as bloody sunday. since then, selma has hosted a bridge crossing jubilee on the first sunday in march. year after year, thousands return to cross the bridge. civil rights activists and leaders and members of congress have reenacted the march. in the final months of his
administration, president clinton crossed the bridge in 2000. he returned in 2007 with then senator hillary clinton along senator barack obama at the start of the 2008 presidential campaign. more than a photo opportunity for politicians, activists marched to honor the original bloody sunday demonstrators and to show that the struggle for voter protections continues. i spoke with david, the special counsel to the naacp defense fund. he said he's confident when the majority opinion comes in from the supreme court, that it will be to uphold intact the voting rights act of 1965, and keep that authorization that was passed in 2006 through 2031. alina? >> victor blackwell for us in selma, alabama. victor, thank you very much. a new day for the catholic church, with division in the ranks. the next pope faces a daunting task. even among nuns in the u.s. we'll have that next. you know who you are.
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half past the hour now. let's look at the top headlines. britain's queen elizabeth will probably spend the next two days in the hospital. doctors admitted the queen today with the stomach flu. buckingham palace said the 86 yltds queen is in good health and good spirits and that she's in the hospital as a precautionary measure. another high-tech space milestone today, way over our heads in earth's orbit. the space x dragon capsule hooked up to the international space station. the dragon is an unmanned cargo ship built by a private company contracted to nasa. space x engineers were nervous because of a tiny glitch that happened right after launch on friday. but everything, thankfully, worked out just fine. the capsule took supplies and equipment to the space station crew. a shocking apology from a catholic cardinal mireed in scandal. he's been accused of abusing
four men. today he reversed course and apologized saying his sexual conduct had fallen below standards expected of a priest. he resigned last month from his post as archbishop of scotland. more than 1 billion catholics worldwide are in limbo, for the first time in nearly eight years there was no sunday papal blessing in rome's st. peter's square. a nun in the square said today's move was very sad and she feels a bit like an orphan. cardinals will meet tomorrow to start setting up a special election known as the conclave to choose a new pope. the catholic church is at a crossroads. some catholics want to boost the conservative vision by benedict the xvi. others want them to move beyond the male hierarchy and embrace more progressive agenda. qualities they would like to see in the next pope. >> reporter: sister mary ellen
lacy spends her days helping the poor in new york's bedford neighborhood providing legal aid and promoting health care. she's a lawyer and a lobbyist. what kind of reaction get when they find out you're a lobbyist? >> very surprised. i think that you can't promote change, you can't ask for change unless you've walked with the person who's suffered that problem. >> reporter: like other catholics, she has an eye on who will succeed pope benedict xvi. what characteristics would you like to see in the next pope? >> i hope that the next pope reaches out to everybody. i hope that he sees his need to be a healer. and in healing, comes understanding and open dialogue. >> reporter: because more than half of the cardinals selecting the next pope were chosen by pope benedict xvi, secretary mary ellen doubts the opposition to ordaning women won't change.
she helped organize last year's nuns on the bus tour opposing federal spending cuts by gop congressman paul ryan. >> thank you for coming. >> reporter: in her view, the church, unlike a cultural democracy, still struggles with expanding the roles of women. >> we know women are equal, and we know that all should be at the table contributing their insights. but the culture of our church, not the faith of our church, but the culture of our church has not caught up to a democratic culture. >> reporter: she hopes the next pope will drop an investigation of american nuns who the vatican accuses of spending too much time fighting for social justice, not enough time opposing abortion and same-sex marriage. >> we work too much for the poor, the neetds of the poor. which i take it as a badge of honor which that is our mission. >> reporter: the church's future is all about better communication, according to sister mary ellen. >> i feel like we can only make a difference if we continue to
maintain the dialogue. >> reporter: the archbishop of new york is one of the 115 cardinals who will be choosing the next pope. some of the cardinals are already in rome. others are arriving tomorrow and tuesday to decide when that conclave will begin. alina? >> susan candiotti from new york. susan, thank you very much. taking on credit card fees, one company found a way to get around them and it could save you money. news you need to know, right after the break. ♪
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a fire is now 75% contained. many people who evacuated from 300 homes near daytona beach are now being allowed to return home. high winds and dry conditions are fueling the remaining flames which have burned more than 1,000 acres so far. four straight weeks and the fourth straight drop in gas prices. aaa reports this weekend that prices at the pump fell again this week. not by much, just .8 of a cent. but better than nothing. the average this weekend for regular unleaded is $3.75 a gallon. another company says it was victim of computer hackers. it's a digital note-taking service, it reset all user passwords. they said passwords are encrypted, making it harder for hackers to crack the content.
so far it says it has not found any evidence that information stored on evernote was ever compromised. america's famed motor city, detroit, is so broke, that the state of michigan wants to take it over. governor rick snider made that announcement on friday and now detroit leaders have ten days to sdoid if they're going to app l appeal. what's at stake if that city goes bankrupt. >> reporter: just two years ago, forbes called detroit the city of hope. today it tops the forbes list of most miserable cities in america. >> you call the police now, you wonder if they're coming. >> reporter: it's a tale of two detroi detroits. a city on the hook for more than $14 billion in unfunded pensions and health care costs for retired government workers. >> most of us are facing legacy costs that we can't afford. they were cut in the good old days when you could -- the tax revenues were up.
we didn't have overseas competition. we could sell all the cars we could make that day, it's gone. >> reporter: and get this, the detroit news found nearly half of detroit homeowners didn't even pay their property taxes last year. there have been hundreds of millions in spending cuts and thousands of government layoffs in recent years. but it's not enough. on friday, michigan's republican governor rick snider declared detroit is in a financial emergency. in the coming days, he is expected to announce a state takeover of the city in the form of an emergency manager, with sweeping powers. >> it is time to say, this is the time for us not to argue, or to blame. but to come together as detroit, michigan, not detroit versus michigan, and bring all our resources to bear to say, let's just solve the problem. >> reporter: detroit's mayor, dave bing, has long opposed such a move, saying this in 2011. >> he could void all of the
contracts, he or she could fire everybody quite frankly. >> reporter: joe harris was detroit's auditor for ten years. an emergency manager has the right to rewrite union contracts, would likely see government job cuts? wouldn't real people feel this? >> it simply doesn't affect the average person, it affects the government workers. it affects the politicians. but it doesn't -- >> reporter: union workers? >> union workers. >> reporter: those are real people. >> you're absolutely correct. >> reporter: real people, like a mother of eight and a government worker. she fears losing her job if more cuts come. but knows something has to change. >> at what point does someone do something that's going to make a difference. it doesn't matter if it's the emergency manager, or god. >> reporter: the rescue could come from the private sector. >> what will ultimately be looked back at for decades will be the story of the greatest turn-around story in history.
>> reporter: you think so? >> absolutely. >> reporter: scott's company has invested $16 million in tech startups here and is part of a group that recently bought 15 entire buildings downtown. >> we're sort of like the rocky balboa of cities. we're the underdogfighting for life and glory. >> reporter: what are detroit's other options? there's bankruptcy that would shed debt but also cost the city legal fees. >> i don't like mentioning the "b" word. >> reporter: what about a federal bailout like new york city got in the '70s? but that was then. >> i think it's pretty radical. i think it's nonsensical. >> i think if anybody needed to be bailed out, it would be the city of detroit. >> reporter: but good luck getting a federal bailout in congress in this political environment. as for a bankruptcy, if that happens, it would be the single largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. poppy harlow, cnn, detroit.
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well, is it cold where you are? too cold for a dip perhaps? well, wasn't too cold for a,000 chicagoans who showed up on the shore of lake michigan and took that polar bear plunge today. look at them. crazy. the sand was covered in a layer of that frigid slush but it only got worse once they hit the water. they found it hovering at the freezing mark, 32 degrees. the iditarod dog sled race under way in alaska. there they are. 1,000 mile race started today. 66 dog teams competing. the winner gets a new truck and $50,000. well, she set out to make
nfl history but an injury forced her to drop ought. she's lauren sill verman and sh was the first woman ever inspired to an nfl trayout. he aggravated a quad and had to quick. silverman isn't giving up. she says she will try again. the world's top golfer calls it quits in the middle of a round just weeks before the year's first major and a baseball player is sidelined because of a tattoo? let's talk about it with jon wertheim a senior investigative reporter for "sports illustrated." john, great to see you as always. there's the new issue proving never too early to talk college football, but we're not going to talk about that today, john. we're going to talk about some other things, including rory mcilroy dropping out of this tournament. this is the honda classic. he was the defending champ. quits, walks off the course. says at first he's not in a good place mentally and his
management company comes out saying it was a wisdom tooth problem. >> he was eating a sandwich earlier in the round that undercut that explanation. >> really? >> it was a strange, strange event. this is the number one golfer. this is really the face of golf post-tiger. has a new nine-figure deal with nike. in the middle of the round wasn't hitting the ball well, and just sort of said enough is enough. it was very strange to see and we remember this with john daley who was a considerably more sort of colorful and tempestuous player earlier. >> they're calling him the new tiger. it was pretty shocking. meanwhile, this other story really got our attention. it texas rangers shortstop, elvis andrus scratched from a game because of sensitivity in his left arm caused by a tattoo? what's up with that? >> it is an awesome tattoo. i mean, it's his late father. >> i mean, if you look at it you can see why he had sensitivity in his left arm.
i mean, my goodness, it covers his whole arm. >> nine hours under the needle. in fairness, it was a february exhibition game, but we've seen injuries in baseball. weaver seen players injured with q-tips. we had a guitar hero injury. an nba player had to be pulled when he had an infection when his tongue piercing got infected. he missed a game because of that left shoulder injury, but again it's exhibition season. we can let him go. >> we have a little extra time. i'm going to ask you about my favorite story of the week. dennis rodman showing up in north korea to shoot an hbo doc. i have been to north korea twice. it's a journalists dream to meet kim jong-un. dennis rodman, first american to meet kim jong-un? i mean, come on? >> i love someone at the pentagon said it says an awful lot that dennis rodman now has more knowledge and more interaction with north korean government than we do. he said he's 28 years old. he's not like his dad.
and dennis rodman is a lot of things, but a diplomat and statesman we never thought of. >> it's interesting. one north korean expert i spoke to said it just show that is kim jong-un loves his basketball as much as he loves his nukes. there you have it. jon wertheim with "sports illustrated," thanks so much. great to see you. >> thanks. many the break through we've been waiting decades to hear. researchers say they have actually cured a toddler of hiv. we will have that story coming up at the top of the hour. about health care...ch noe i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare.