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part of an extreme rope swing video being put together by devin graham. when it was jessica's turn to jump -- >> 3, 2, 1, 0! >> reporter: even a countdown couldn't jump start her. >> i don't want to do it. >> for 45 minutes she tried and then kiss turn ed to shove. >> i'm breaking up with you. >> i just got dumped. >> reporter: but before you say you jerk, consider what jessica told creighton 45 minutes earlier. >> if i can't jump, you need to push me. >> reporter: when he did his reputation took a dive. >> i feel i've taken a chris brown spot as the worst boyfriend in america. >> reporter: make that worst ex-boyfriend. >> i'm breaking up with you.
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>> had them in stitches on kimmel. but it turns out. >> i have zero hard feelings for creighton. >> it happened for reasons she prefers to keep private. when she climbed up the cliff after he pushed her. >> i think i punched him first. but then gave him a big hug and then said thanks. >> reporter: her first interview was to clear his name. though her one liner is being parodied by boy scouts, creighton is no kreeton. >> he's not a monster. he's nothing like chris boun. >> reporter: at least it was the relationship that ended up on the rocks and not jessica. jeanne moos, cnn, new york.
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>> amazing, amazing video. that's it for me. thanks ff watching. i'm wolf blitzer. the the news continues next on cnn. live and happening now, winter weather at its worst. once beautiful beachside homes falling into the ocean. gang warfare but this battle is not based in drugs or money. it's all about what's being said on social media. don't go into the water unless you have a way with sharks. one of the most famous college dropouts plans to change how future generations go to college. an interview with bill gates. and -- ♪ i don't want to be another wave in the ocean ♪ >> bon jovi provided a sound track for a generation. he's talking to us.
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hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. all that ahead this hour. first, this. defense secretary chuck hagel is getting a firsthand look at how dangerous afghanistan remains 11 years into the war. also a direct message from the taliban. he's making his first visit since being appointed last month. . it began on a deadly note. a suicide bomber detonated a device in kabul. nine people were killed. a half an hour later nine others were killed when another suicide bomber attacked a check point south of kabul. >> we're at war. war didn't stop. and we have a war here. that's just the reality. we're going to continue to work with the afghans and our coalition partners to fight that war and to assure that the afghan people have every ability
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and right to develop their own country, their own way in a democracy. >> so taliban claims responsibility for the blast. in the meantime, eyewitnesss say the death toll could have been much worse. they credit a policeman who sacrificed his life by grabbing the bomber to dull the blast as it detonated. back in washington those budget cuts are just beginning to kick in. the president and congressional republicans haven't done much in the way of direct talks. the president often blamed the gop for the failure to reach a deal. >> none of this is necessary. it's happening because a choice that republicans in congress have made. >> the policies that the republicans are offering right now are the exact policies that got us into this mess. >> if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans benefits will be delayed. >> that was then, but now it
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looks like hardball is out and playing nice is in. here's a warm and fuzzy president obama striking a new and different tone toward republicans. >> america is a nation of different believes and points of view. that's part of what makes us strong and frankly makes our democratic debates sometimes messy and a lot of times pretty frustrating. but ultimately what makes us special is when we summon the ability to see past the differences and come together around the belief that what binds us together will be more powerful than what drives us apart. as democrats and republicans, we may disagree on the best way to achieve our goals, but i'm confident we can agree on what those goals should be. >> nancy pelosi says that the president's new approach is simple. he wants to get things done. disappointed families are changing vacation plans because they cannot tour the white house. starting e today public tours are on hold. the move will help the secret
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service trim expenses in the wake of forced spending cuts. emily schmidt has the story. >> they will end all public tours to save money and that left ticketholders on the outside unable to look in. that included aaron cooper. they came from north carolina to tour the white house. instead budget cuts changed their plans. >> i was pretty upset about it. just because of the fact that i know how difficult sometimes it is to get a tour of the white house and to have it lined up and just to kind of coincide with his birthday and for him to just turn eight and had his own bucket list. on that bucket list was d.c. and the white house and so it was a little upsetting. >> another family came from dallas, texas, with the same tour plans. as they took a much more distant view, they said they are frustrated washington lawmakers couldn't come up with a budget
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deal. >> no, i just don't like it one bit. they need to get together and i'm praying that they will be in unity down here in washington. both sides. learn how to compromise. >> the administration decided to suspend the tours saying it would save money for the agency in charge of protecting the president. the the secret service said the tours cost the agency $74,000 a week. that pays for 36 officers spending 40 hours a week at $50 an hour patrolling the tour route. many republicans were quick to criticize the move saying this was a case of the white house using the tours to make a political point about the severity of the points. john boehner issued a statement saying that u.s. capitol tours remain open despite the fact the police also face cuts. outside the white house today, 8-year-old aaron cooper said he was sad he wouldn't get his birthday tour. his backup plan was going to a
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smithsonian museum. it also faces $40 million fewer dollars in its budgets because of the new cuts. don? >> emily, thank you very much. now to the winter storm that's beating up the boston area and cape cod and coastal connecticut this evening. high tide on plum island, massachusetts, smashed into beach houses and pushed two of them right off their foundations. nobody was hurt. but the homes and more than a dozen others will have to be bulldozed now. here's a problem. people who live on plum island have been fighting beach erosion for years. this is the second major storm to hit them in a month. look at the snow coming down in denver right now. this storm dropped a foot of snow in the colorado mountains and those of you in kansas and nebraska, this storm is heading your way. back to the east coast now, where a one-two winter storm punch is changing the face of
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the coast. adam is there for us. >> reporter: good evening to you. the damage done here to plum island in massachusetts is remarkable. take a look right behind me. there was a home standing there earlier today. it fell into the ocean. that is how powerful this storm was. the home was taken down earlier today because there was just so much damage done to it. this isn't even the only home that fell into the ocean. in fact, yesterday dramatic video shows the home falling in yesterday. and many people thought yesterday would be the end of the storm. then we saw high tide again today and that wreaked havoc on a second home. so two homes have fallen in. two homes have been destroyed and the damage is just never ending here on plum island. in fact, this home right here will have to be taken down tomorrow. you can see there's not a whole lot of support. officials are worried that it's just structurally not strong
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enough to stand on its own. so tomorrow it's going to have to be taken down. i'm also being told that 13 homes are uninhabitable as a result of this storm. they will have to meet code until homeowners can move back inside. a lot of bad news. a lot of damage. this was a storm that almost nobody saw coming. they did not think it was going to be this bad. but we saw four high tides. we saw a storm that lasted two and a half days. and many are just stunned that the beach is changing right in front of their ey. the damages in the millions. at least $2 million in damages alone. just to the two houses that fell into the ocean. so the cleanup work, the cleanup work is continuing. it's beginning. and people whose homes are standing, they are just thankful that they still have a home to return home to tonight. now the good news is also a lot of the people in this area don't live here all yearlong. these are seasonal properties.
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so in terms of injuries, none. remarkable there, but the cleanup work really just continuing. back to you. >> adam harding in massachusetts for us this evening, thank you, adam. venz away la's presidential election could take place in a matter of weeks. the vote will be on april 14th. until then the former vice president will serve as the country's leader. she was sworn in as interim president yesterday. hugo chavez died of cancer on tuesday. nelson mandela is in the hospital again but officials say there's no cause for concern. the 94-year-old mandela is being treated for an existing condition and stressed it is all part of a routine checkup. he was recently treated for a lung infection and gallstone. a thousand people gathered today for an emotional funeral honoring a small town mayoral candidate. he's the first openly-gay
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candidate to run for office. he was murdered late last month in the town of clarksdale. john lewis attended today's funeral. he says the good that mcmillan accomplished in his community will live on. now to the rescue the coast guard did. six people racing a sailboat got in big, big trouble last night. one crew member died and the others had to be hoisted on to a rescue chopper and taken to safety. the boat broke apart in rough water. another asteroid whizzed past earth today. it was a bit of a surprise. the asteroid passed by the planet, but it was more than 604,000 miles away. this asteroid was only discovered last weekend. telescopes can't find objects of this it size until they get close. coming up, traffic on the longest highway in the u.s. comes to a screeching halt in cleveland, ohio because of this major crash. the story behind the frightening accident.
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from fight iing in the area. they are reportedly unharmed. fightsing in the area resumed after the handover. hugo chavez will be put on permanent display. the government says it has decided to embalm his body and put it in a glass tomb. the fiery leader died of cancer on tuesday. he joins other leaders such as lennon and stalin whose remains have been preserved and put on display. it appears kenya has a new president. the electoral commission announced today that he captured just over 50% of the vote. he's the son of the founding leader and he's facing war crimes over election violence in 2007. his main rival the country's prime minister will challenge the results in court. controversial verdicts in egypt may now be threatening a very fragile political situation. protests broke out in port said after a court upheld the death
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penalties of 21 defendants. there was also anger in cairo but for a different reason. >> reporter: we are probably just moments away from the verdict that could trigger an exploex of anger here. lots of suspense right now as we wait for the verdict that's moments away. the verdict has been delivered and we saw an incredible roller coaster of emotions here. first off, outrage. that's because 21 defendants who had earlier been sentenced to death, the judge in this trial confirmed those death sentences. that triggered howls and screams of grief and anguish and then a remarkable shift in emotions. that's because the remaining defendants, several were acquitted. others received prison
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sentences. no death sentences and that sparked a mini celebration among the people watching. several hours have passed since the verdict and now what we're seeing are thousands of people who gathered here at the city's port continuing to protest the verdicts that they didn't like and continuing to protest against president morsi and his government. they have been setting fire to tires here, but things still relatively calm here. you get the sense that a lot of people here just don't know how to react. they like some of the verdicts, they don't like the other verdicts. maybe that's why you see a lot of people just standing around and watching. in the meantime in cairo, more contrasting emotions. remember all the victims of last year a's football riot were fans of a top cairo football club. they wanted guilty verdicts for all the defendants. they were pleased that there were 21 death sentences, but they didn't like the fact that
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only two police officials received prison sentences and two dozen defendants were acquitted. their anger turned into violence where some of the football fans set fire to the local police club as well as the offices of the football federation. all of this is taking place against the backdrop of a deepening political crisis putting this country's young revolution in jeopardy. many egyptians are losing hope for a better economy and a better way of life and pressure is mounting on president morsi and his government to do something. >> all right. this is just in to cnn. take a look at these pictures. just getting this information. these pictures are from woodenville, washington, where a small plane has crashed into a house. this is from kiro. they are flying over the scene right now.
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friends are sharing or just photos or even just the pages of people that you follow. in austin, texas, it's a festival billed as the best in music, film and technology. laurie segall is there and got an interview with bill gates. i asked her earlier what he said. >> reporter: he was here to talk about education. he really believes that technology can disrupt education. i sat down with him and asked him what are your ideas. he had a lot of ideas about different technology in the school system. but specifically, i asked him about college. i said what does the future of college look like. listen to what he had to say to me. >> these large classes being there physically doesn't really add much value. i would guess that a decade out, there would be very few large lecture classes given and that
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certainly the public schools would focus more on how they take the very best out there and create the labs and study groups around those. >> so he's saying in the future maybe colleges being on campus with the big lectures, it's some digital work from home. maybe that will cut the costs. he had a lot of thoughts. >> we're looking for the the breakout technology from the festivals. what's the buzz about this year's festival? >> this is the first year. a lot of times what's the hot new app. this is the first year we're seeing technology expand beyond the smart phone. there's a makers movement. the idea that hardware and software is combining. people 3d printing. we visited a makers festival here and there was a lot of that kind of technology on display. take a look, don.
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>> tell me what we're doing over here. >> we're looking at our creature ipad app. this lets you sketch out a creature, texture him, sculpt hip, we're providing the tools to create that 3-d model that you make real. >> these are things you create on that app and you were able to print out here. >> that's right. >> this all came from an app. >> and it's very easy. you saw how easy it is to do. >> this is a 3-d printed record. what i have done here is i wrote a program that lets you take any piece of digital music and convert it into a 3-d model of a record and play it on a turntable. >> this plays actual music? >> yeah. do you want to hear it? >> i definitely want to hear it. it's good, i like this. 3-d printed record that plays music, that was cool. there was all sorts of technologies. there was a guitar that people built.
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there are places where they open up shops and have industrial -- they say you can come in, build whatever you want. it's really part of this movement of making and empowering people to manufacture on their own. we're hearing a lot about that here. >> okay. are you off to any fun parties? >> there are always fun parties. twitter throws a party, all these wonderful tech companies, they come out here and do call it spring break for nerds. >> just remember, you are working, laurie. >> i'm working hard, don. >> yeah, thank you. coming up on cnn, want to be a cop in this town? fill out an application and take a lie detector test to prove you're not a racist. the police chief joins me live right after this. dad: you'll be fine, ok? girl: ok. dad: you look so pretty. ♪
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hired officers. chief sullivan joins me on the phone now. chief, you were hired after one officer was caught using a racial slur and a few years before that, there was talk of speed traps and racial profiling. your department turned to polygraph tests. what kind of questions do you ask job applicants. >> there's several questions. have they ever committed a racial motive of any kind against an individual or society. it has to do your criminal history or drug abuse or alcohol abuse. >> do you outright ask them if they are racist? >> no. >> you don't. you're not that direct.
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why did you feel it was necessary -- i read that you had an incident. someone called someone a racial slur. but why did you feel the need to put in place a polygraph test? >> well, when i came in, i took one myself. and i saw from my examination that if i had any hidden agendas or bad thoughts or anything like that that it would have came out. so not being from that area originally, i felt that it was -- it would help me to select people to be police officers. the town has had enough bad happen to him and i want to give them a professional law enforcement. >> by doing this, are you admitting that there is racism
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in this department? >> no, not to my knowledge. there's none now. what happened prior to me, i don't really know. >> has the test prevended anyone from joining the force? has anyone failed it? >> no one that has been given the test has failed it. i have had a few people come in and ask me about employment and once i tell them about the polygraph, i have had a couple people not come back or not show anymore interest. >> what has been the criticism? have you gotten criticism from the officers or anyone in the community? >> i have not. everyone there has been great. the administration has been great. the public has been real supportive of me. and they understand there's a lot of changes that need to be made to do what they need in
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terms of law enforcement. >> so this is happening just in coopertown. would you recommend any other department or municipality to do polygraphs on potential officers? >> i would. if it will save the department from hiring one bad person or one bad officer, it will save them a lot in the long run. as a police officer or even a police department, it's real easy to get a bad repetition. once you do that, it's hard to overcome. this right here is one avenue to keep from something like that happening. >> shane sullivan is the new police chief in cooperstown, tennessee, they are installing a polygraph test to make sure his officers are not racist. thank you for joining us.
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what happens when cardinals pick a new pope? we'll look at how the voting will take place and what the cardinals do if there is no clear winner.
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did you know that cardinals cannot vote for themselves when they vote for a new pope? that's one of the thimpks we are learning about the top secret process. the chimney is in place that will send up the white smoke signal when a new pope is selected. they will begin the secret election on tuesday. jonathan mann spells it out for all of us. >> reporter: it's the oldest electoral system in the world and many traditions have been unchanged for centuries. the conclave, which means locked with a key dates back to a time cardinals were locked in until they chose a new pope. now it's the world that's locked
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out, figuratively speaking as much of the conclave will take place behind closed doors. it begins with a morning mass. the 115 voting cardinals, those under 80 years old, enter a chapel where they take an oath of secrecy. after the oath, preparations are made for the election taken by secret ballot. three will collect ballots. three more to count the votes and three others to review the results. printed on the ballots, the words meaning "i elect as supreme pontiff." they fold it in half. they are not allowed to vote for themselves. then in order of seniority. they take ballots to the altar. they place it on a small disk which is dropped into a chalice.
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they are then tallied and the results are read aloud. a two-thirds majority is needed to declare a winner. if there is no winner, there's another vote. if there's still no winner, two more votes are scheduled for the afternoon. voting continues up to four ballots each day until there is a winner. the ballots are burned after each session in an incinerator inside the chapel sending off the most famous smoke signal in the world. if there's no winner, they are burned with a chemical ta gives off black smoke telling the crowd that a new pope has not yet been selected. when there is a winner, the the ballots are burned alone giving off white smoke. a sign they have chosen a new pope to lead the church. jonathan mann, cnn, atlanta. it's gang war far but not from drugs or money but what's being said on social media. [ nurse ] i'm a hospice nurse.
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>> reporter: the story behind what happened to marqueis brunson is a story his mother says no parent should have to tell. >> i went to work around 1:30. photo a phone call my son was shot and rushed to the hospital. that's when my life completely changed. from that day on to this day and for the rest of my life, my life has change pd. >> the 16-year-old shot in the back of the head by an ak-47. the young victim of a drive by shootings. seven shootings in a week's time in the miami area. tonya says her son was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> marquis is not the first or second and he's not going to be the last. this is something that keeps happening over and over to our young kids. >> this is ground zero of a four-block area where most of the crime occurred. and where i'm standing now, this is the dividing line. if you're a kid in this neighborho
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neighborhood, you're recruited into the 12th court gang or the 13th avenue gang over there. unlike most gang warfare, it's not about drugs or money, it's about insults. perceived slights and social media. so because of what somebody says on facebook, they could end upshot on the streets right here? >> yes, yes. it's sad. facebook has its value. it's a great tool that kids can talk to each other from all over the world. it's not meant for someone to say something and someone should die for it. >> reporter: craig says officers are keeping tabs on questionable behavior both online and on the streets. their hope is to prevent the ongoing problems in miami from becoming as rampant as gun violence in cities like chicago or philadelphia. michelle grew up in this neighborhood and sees how gangs have changed. >> it's no longer an economic issue. it has evolved into more of a personal issue, which is very dangerous because how you
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solve that issue. so you really have to dig down deep with these kids to find out what's going on with them. what's really getting to this point that they are not thinking before they are making decisions o to take a person's life. >> miami police are relying on a teen curfew that they enforce to get more teens off the streets at night. tonya says while it's a step in the right direction, she hopes no other parent has to experience her pain. >> no one plans to bury their kids at the age of 16. he was a junior in school. he didn't even make it to the 12th grade yet. it's like a whole part of my life is gone. >> reporter: george howell, cnn, miami. coming up, john bon jovi. find out why he's on the gun group's enemy list. that's just ahead. ñe matt's brakes didn't sound right... i brought my car to mike at meineke...
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♪ that's jon bon jovi's newest single. the musician currently on the road promoting his upcoming album "what about now." he sat down with victor blackwell and opened up his long career, charity work, and about being named an enemy of the nra. >> jon, 30 years of bon jovi, 125 million albums, 12th studio album coming out in a few days. as you move on from the slippery
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when wet days and go into decade two and three and now starting a fourth, do fourth, do you feel a responsibility to write music that is more socially conscious? >> no. but i said when i was 25, i was never going to be 50, painting my fingernails black and writing bitch on my belly. but i said that, you know. i said it as a kid. and then i grew into that, which was good. and the truth was, when you are 25, you should write "you give love a bad name." who wouldn't want to write that when you're 25. that was what life was about. if if i was 50 trying to write that now, i would be deemed a dirty old man. it would be a little sick and twisted. >> but there are some who are still doing it. >> not me. you know. we have grown up in public. and that's sort of the cuteness is that you can go, okay, go on. right here, insert the clip, bad name with my hair down to here. ♪ you give love a bad name >> that's cool.
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that's fine. but that's not who i am now. you know. it's a progression. and revolution. >> what about now. hence the name of the album. what's the message of that lead single. ♪ i ain't a soldier but i'm here to take a stand ♪ ♪ because we can >> because we can. is it a nod? yeah, a little bit. but not directly to, you know -- the president kind of stuff. it's not that. it's, you know, why should we. because we can. you know. why should we get involved in making our neighborhood a better place. because we have to. you know. and because we can just sang a little better. >> let's talk now about some of the things you do off stage. let's talk about home. grew up in new jersey. we all know what happened there with hurricane sandy. what did you feel when you went back and saw what had happened to the shore and the communities and the people there. >> i was devastated. these are my people. this was where i grew up. these were my memories. this is my family and my
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personal properties, my -- everything. and you know, it makes you more aware next time you see tragedy on cnn that that is somebody's people. that is somebody's neighbors. and, you know, you can't think of it just in the context of television where you feel empathy. you have to, you know, take it to that next level and say, we can help that. >> i want to get to the gun issue. the nra put you on a list of enemies. >> oh well. >> why would they do that? what are your thoughts on this proposed ban on some semi automatic -- >> i'm all for it. i'm all for it. you know, i think background checks should be mandatory. i don't believe that you need assault weapons in the woods to hunt. i believe that 50-round clips doesn't really make it fair game, does it? i think it just -- it's a little
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extreme. ♪ it's my life ♪ it's now or never ♪ i ain't gonna live forever >> what do you want to do that you haven't done. i mean, you have done so much. what do you want to do? >> i have a bucket list. but, you know, i'll leave it at that. and people should always have a bucket list. they should always have a list of things they haven't done they want to do. i think when you stop dreaming and stop reaching, then you start slowing down and then you get, you know, bored. i'm not bored. ♪ it's my life >> jon's 12th album releases this tuesday. and coulding coming up, don't go in this water unless you really have a way with sharks. we're going to talk to someone who does. [ male announcer ] at his current pace,
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spring break includes migrating sharks. there are so many of them off the florida coast, several beaches have been closed. this video amazes me. look at all those sharks. there it is right there. so how dangerous are they to humans? i had a chance to talk to andy kasa grande with the discovery channel's show, "shark week." >> it's really not that scary this is an annual migration, the sharks are migrating south similar to the snow birds that come from new york and new england come to florida to escape the harsh winters of the
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north. and chill out in florida for the summer. or sorry, for the winter. so these sharks are following these temperature gradients, and although it might look a bit scary, in reality, they're pretty harmless. >> well, okay. i hear what you're saying. but then you see how many sharks are swimming just offshore when you're in the water. look at that, thousands. so if you see thousands in a school like that, you know that there are thousands more out there and they're probably not far from where you're swimming. >> that's true. and what's really interesting is that these migrations have been happening long, long before we have ever actually paid any attention to it. the researchers of the shark lab at the florida atlantic university have been studying this closely for three years now. and in some of their aerial surveys, they have counted over 15,000 sharks in a single flight. so a lot of sharks but they're smaller species, they feed on smaller fish, not really targeting humans. i mean, it's amaz