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it was only a few short months ago that we watched nasa space shuttles head to museums, grounded. it seems like thoughts about manki mankind's trek into space were put aside for a while. but quickly, testing rockets, some have been delivering supplies to the international space station. just last weekend we talked to a couple who may be the first to slingshot around the red planet as part of the inspiration mars product. incredible. unquestionably, one of the guys out in front is space-xceo elan musk. musk says its future may lie in rockets that could be used more than once. this weekend in austin, texas, he gave the world the first look at a step in that direction. it's called a grasshopper. this is a test video from this week. once they perfect the grasshopper, the plan is for the rocket to launch a space craft out to the earth's atmosphere and then flip around, sprout landing gear and then return intact on the launchpad. it could make space launches 100 times cheaper.
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they also hinted at commercial launch sites for rockets like these, which could begin construction as early as next year, incredible. i'm don lemon, thanks for lemon. thanks for watching. good night. ♪ countdown to the conclave. cardinals meeting at the vat can for a new pope. what caused this rollover to caused six lives. >> the abobig controversy about knife answer about carrying them on to airplanes. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. 115 cardinal electors tasked with choosing the next leader of the catholic church with vote
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tomorrow. if two-thirds agree, they will have a new pope. yesterday the cardinals fanned out throughout rome, each of them assigned to preach in a designated church whenever they're in the city. two u.s. cardinals are in the mix and could potentially be it, cardinal dolan and cardinal sean owe palelei. really who the next pope will be is anyone's guess. miguel marquez has glimpses of the american cardinals as well as a few other contenders. we heard about dolan and o'malley. who is on the short list? >> reporter: there are several cardinals from world the world. sha cardinal shearer from brazil and european cardinals are strong because fleury so many european cardinals and that's what we'll watch as this conclave gets under way. crunch time at the vatican, the
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chimney that will announce to the world whether there is a new pope placed atop the treasured 500-year-old sistine chapel. it is delicate work. upholding a tradition where white smoke billowing from the chimney signals a new pope has been named. >> last thing they want for the sistine chapel to turn into a smoke-filled room worth where michelangelo applied his hand. it does take time for the smoke to go from white to black. >> one of the bits of drama is the catholic church is imminently predictable events prize. you know what will happen and when. but when the conclave in a sense all bets are off. >> reporter: the conclave, their decision shrouded in secrecy and tradition and some modern twists. electronic jamming equipment ensures no one inside or outside
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knows the result before it's ready to be announced. >> i'm ready to go home. i ran out of sock. >> reporter: the front-runners in force. there's cardinal shechere, cardinal scolo and there's boston's sean o'malley could he be the first american pope. >> let us pray that we choose a new pope that will confirm us in our faith and make more visible the love. >> reporter: the public politicking nearly over. once the conclave starts the cardinals go into deep seclusion until a decision is made. now, extraordinarily enough cardinal dolan from new york was kissing babies at the church yesterday. that's the level of politicking
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we're seeing amongst some of these cardinals. today is the last day that will begin. tomorrow it gets under way for real and all those cardinals go into seclusion until a pope is chosen. the first time we will see smoke rise out of that xhimny is at 7:00 local, 2:00 p.m. eastern time and don't know whether it will be black or white. >> fascinating to watch. in our next half hour we'll talk with monsignor rick h hilgartner. police in ohio investigating a tragic accident that left six teenagers dead. it happened another warren, ohio. the victims raking in ages from 14 to 19. hit a guardrail, flipped over and landed in a pond yesterday morning. two of the teens survived. it appears it was speeding when it crashed.
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shannon travis is following developments. shannon, what happened here? >> reporter: yeah, john, that's what investigators are going to be looking into. exactly what happened but as you mentioned it appears this honda passport was packed with those eight teens and mentioned this guardrail and essentially wound up in the pond. partly submerged. six of the teenagers -- excuse me, six of the teenagers were actually trapped in the water. two of them escaped. managed to find a house and call 911. another scene of the horror, five of the teenagers found in the suv, john, one of them was found underneath. we have an affiliate there in the area that says apparently not only was the car packed but that no one was wearing a seat belt. >> when something like this happens it has to be devastating. how is the town handling this loss? >> there is grief and mourning and many of the family and relatives and friends of those that are lost visited local area
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schools, churches or what have you. take a listen as some people remember the people that were killed. >> it was heartbreaking to see the students walking in and just reaching out to some 6 their teachers. it's going to be a rough week. it's going to be a rough rest of the school year. >> you never know what can happen. tomorrow is not promised to anybody. >> tomorrow is not promised, that will be the feeling, obviously, among many of the people that are grieving today. >> what a tragedy, six teenagers dead in warren, ohio. chuck hagel leaving afghanistan after a visit that really showed the growing split between kabul and washington. hagel meeting privately overnight in kabul with afghan president hamid karzai after he accused the united states with co-colluding with the taliban to keep afghanistan destabilized. >> we did discuss those comment
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s. i told the president it was not true, the fact is any prospect for peace or political settlements, that has to be led by the afghans. >> kahrs sigh insists the u.s. is supporting the taliban in order to justify a continued american presence past 2014. happening right now, keep your eye on the korean peninsula. they're beginning joint military expressways scheduled to last to months. now north korea is calling the drills an open declaration of war. north korea threatening a nuclear attack against the united states. the national transportation safety board under fire for its decision to allow small pocket knives on board. they're all demanding the tsa reverse itself calling the ruling a safety threat. it takes effect in six weeks.
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cnn national correspondent renee marsh live from reagan national airport in arlington, a lot of controversy surround this one. >> reporter: absolutely. good morning, zoraida. you know, some lawmakers are saying small knives like these on airplanes are a bad idea and say not only is it bad for security, it's also unsafe for the crew members on board. in a few weeks knives like these may be allowed through airport security if a new tsa policy goes into effect. but some lawmakers are vowing to fight it. >> and today i am asking the tsa to rescind that ruling and say small knives, any knives are not allowed on planes. >> reporter: new york senator chuck schumer joins unions representing flight attendants and federal air marshals in publicly opposing the plan. delta airline's ceo expressed his objection in a letter sent
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to the agenting saying it will add little value to the customer security process flow in relation to the additional risk for our cabin staff and customers. less than a half inch wide will be allowed provided the blade does not lock in place. larger knives, razor blades and box cutters are still banned. tsa administer john pistole says it will allow screeners to focus on things that could bring down an aircraft like bombs. >> the key factor for me is that that may detract us, may detract us from that item that could be catastrophic failure to an aircraft. >> reporter: the chairman of the house homeland security committee says tas's highest priorities must be securing commercial aviation from the type of threats and weapons that could bring down an aircraft.
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schumer says a knife does pose that risk and given everything already banned, keeping them off planes only makes sense. >> does anyone think this which are not allowed to bring on a plane, a bottle of shampoo is more dangerous than this, a sharp and deadly knife? >> all right. well, the tsa telling cnn that knife you saw senator schumer holding up actually would not be allowed on board planes simply because it had a razor blade edge like this knife and it did not retract like this knife. still schumer says if the tsa does not repeal the new policy he would consider introducing legislation. zoraida, back to you. >> you're holing in your left hand, a box qatar you're holding? >> reporter: yes. >> that is not allowed, right? >> reporter: it is not allowed and the knife that schumer was
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holding had an edge just like this one, which some would say it's a box qatar-type razor blade edge which obviously not allowed on the airplane. >> anything that locks into place, renee, thank you very much, we appreciate it. 8:15 eastern on "starting point," sara nelson will be on with soledad o'brien. talking about this on facebook this morning because i'm curious how people feel. if they feel very strongly about the knives not being allowed on a plane. kwai question, why would you? you eliminated it. seemed like a good idea. >> the tsa says is it allows them to look for things that might take down an airplane, that could explode. they're distract the looking for knives. >> they can do harm. >> the other thing is the rollout took a lot by surprise. you don't want to surprise people with things like this and that may be part of their problem.
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call 877-242-usaa. welcome back, everyone. so if sheryl sandberg was hoping to touch a nerve with "lean in" she succeeded. she examines why there are so many few women at the top in corporate america. the problem, she says, may just be the women themselves. here's cnn's national correspondent susan candiotti. >> reporter: sheryl sandberg wants women to succeed and says it's alarming how far they haven't come. >> the very blunt truth is that men still run the world. >> reporter: in her first televised intersue to debut her
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new book "lean in" she tells "60 minutes" that leadership roles for women are alarmingly small. only 21 female ceos in the fortune 500. >> i want every little girl who someone says they're bossy to be told instead you have leadership skills. >> reporter: she lays a good deal of the responsibility on women themselves. facebook's 43-year-old chief operating officer says women too often don't compete for promotions because they're worrying too early about the future. >> they start leaning back and say, ah, i'm busy, i want to have a child one day. i couldn't possibly take on any more or i'm still learning on my current job. i've never had a man say that stuff to me. >> reporter: she also blames discrimination at work and a lack of affordable child care too, her views have made her a lightning rod. >> instead of saying that doesn't work for women and it won't work and let's change the
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system she's going backwards and saying let's change you instead. that's probably where most of the anger is coming from. >> reporter: but sandberg isn't apologetic. >> i'm not trying to say that everything i can do, everyone can do. but i do believe that these messages are completely universal. the things that hold women back hold women back from sitting at the boardroom table and hold women back from speaking up at the pta meeting. >> reporter: she says leaning at works require men to share the work load at home. >> there is an awful lot we don't control. i am saying there's an awful lot we can control and we can do for ourselves to sit at more tables, raise more hands. >> reporter: challenging women to lean in and listen. susan candiotticandiotti, cnn, >> so we're taking an in-depth look at the challenges women face at home and on the job. you'll want to watch "what women
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want: work and family" starting today and soledad o'brien will sit down and talk to her. >> leanin.org is an organization she founded. what will she do with that? hopefully we'll get an answer. 18 minutes the hour. we could find out as early as tomorrow who the next pope will be. 115 cardinal electors will get down to business tomorrow afternoon meeting and making their first vote. if two-thirds of the conclave agrees on one man, that man will be named the next pope. new developments in the race to succeed hugo chavez as the president of venezuela. capriles announced his candidacy and will battle maduro. the election will be held on april 14th. former south african president nelson mandela released from a pretoria hospital sunday. according to a statement from
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six lives lost in a speeding suv and an ohio community coming to grips with a senseless tragedy. prayers and preparations on the eve of the conclave to pick the next pope. and the congressman versus the kick boxer. new york's peter king trading actual punches instead of political jabs for a change. welcome back to "early start."
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glad you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin . >> and i'm john berman. thanks so much for being with us. it is just about voting time and i'm talking about the most secretive vote in the world. tomorrow, 115 cardinals will walk from their home away from home the residence at the vatican to the sistine chapel taken twice a day every day until they elect a new pope. rick hilgartner is on device worship here to talk about all things conclave. we are a day away from the vote. what happens now? how much last-second politicking is there? >> well, many would say it's all about politics at this point but i think it's important to remember they recognize this is a spiritual moment. their voting takes place right in front of michelangelo's "last judgment." in a prayerful context, the conclave wants the doors closed
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is going to be less about caucusing or canvassing and more about prayer as they each in silence write their vites then walk one by one up to place their ballot in the urn and say they stand before christ who will judge them facing that last judgment scene to give the name that they think before god is going to be the next pope. >> is there silence right now? i mean i saw -- there was a spectacle i thought was extraordinary that the cardinals all fanned out to the chumps in rome and delivered sermons and felt like a last-second audition for a lot of these cardinals. >> for some probably was. for many of them probably in their deepest heart trying to canvas it would not be them. many claims they have their return ticket home become to their respective place after the conclave is over. it probably unprecedented that so many of the cardinals were out in the churches that they have an official relationship
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with, what's called their titular church. when they're made a cardinal they're assigned a church in rome and probably their last public day. today one last day of meetings and conversations about the church and then there's probably all the little sidebar conversations going on over pasta or little beverages. >> where the magic happens here? >> probably at this point. but they did say cardinal george of chicago said last week the first vote will be the key. tomorrow afternoon because that's the first time they'll all really foe what collectively the group is thinking as the ballots are counted and they'll all sit and listen to them, the reading of the ballots and counting of the ballots and then they'll get a sense of really how it will hit the pavement for them to know what the trends will be. >> give me a sense of who goes into the conclave as the top two or three possibilities. >> well, that's been a moving target and unlike in our own electoral system where we've got exit polls and all kinds of surveys, we don't have that.
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all we have is murmurings. two names that appear right now are cardinal odilo scherer of sao paulo, brazil, emerging, some would say as the candidate of the curia and the roquen bloc if there is such a thing and then cardinal angelo scola of milan who has been a name that's been circulating for awhile. >> we talk about americans and timothy dolan and sean o'malley from boston. >> absolutely. at this point i don't think anyone would be surprised if one of the two of them emerged. >>. >> dolan was kit lalry kissed babies. >> and he preached in italian. his language skills might not be where some of the european candidates might be. but he celebrated and preached in italian yesterday. >> one of the things we talked about is the security that will be in place. won't be allowed cell phones, no tweeting but a lot of these
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cardinals have been on twitter. they have been more accessible in a way in this social media ear r how do you think that affects things? >> it probably affects their per sechgss as much as it's affecting the world's perceptions because they have an opportunity to know and learn more about each other in the college of cardinals because they' they're spread out the world and reads the same things we're reading. >> a great point. we talk about how this is their decision and they'll be behind closed doors. don't know what's going on. how open are they to the chatter that's been going on around the world? how open are they to the articles, speculation pops up now. >> cardinal george in one of his interviews credited the media for circulating candidates and raising names that really make since in a lot of ways. there are a lot of pundits and people being consulted and some of the names circulated are based on what the cardinals are saying though after the great silencing in the media is they
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stopped giving interviews and now it becomes more of the underground chatter and speculation that we're all -- >> i credit my wife for this next question. in a political convention, there's deal-making, promises that are made. what can you offer if you want to be pope or if you are supporting someone for pope what can you offer to other cardinals to maybe sway their votes? >> there are some who would say there might be potential future positions working in the vatican in the curia, something like that. but for the bulk of the cardinals they're already in the positions they're in for the rest of their lives so it's difficult to know exactly what anybody might promise. in the end this is a more spiritual thing than a political thing and all going into this. >> monsignor hilgartner, we are lucky to have you here. thanks for beale herbeing here. >> zoraida? >> a city in grief, a makeshift
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memorial marks the site of a ash that killed six teenagers over the weekend. it hit a guardrail. flipped over and landed in a pond. two teens who survived escaped the submerged vehicle. they went to a house, call 911. friends and family are till in utter disbelief. >> we have to come together as a community because we can't just lose each other like this and people need to be responsible before they get in any type of vehicle. >> you know, our heart goes out, you know, because don't nobody want to lose a kid. don't nobody want to lose their kid. you know, to have -- had a chance to live life, they didn't have a chance to live life yet. >> speed was a factor in the crash but it's not clear how fast the suv was traveling at the time of the accident. kentucky state police do not believe that foul play is responsible for a devastating house fire that killed seven people there. it broke out early saturday morning in the rural community
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of gray, kentucky. two adults, five children were killed. the cause of the fire is under investigation this morning and it is believed the victims died of smoke inhalation. >> 35 minutes after the hour. the japanese government held a moment of silence in tokyo marking two years since the earthquake and tsunami that created a nuclear catastrophe. 15,000 and more died. the meltdown of the fukushima plant forced more than 150,000 from their homes. most of them will never return. sunday, thousands took to the streets of the japanese capital protesting that country's nuclear power programs. well, it turns out heart disease has been around for awhile. a very, very, very long while. a new study published sunday in "the lancet" say mummies from around the world had a high prevalence of clogged arteries, a condition usually attributed to modern life, fatty foods and
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lack of expressway. since these had cheeseburgers and showed da some are reconsidering the causes of heart disease. >> got to find a new thing to blame. new york congressman peter king, he is no worse for the wear after stepping into the ring this weekend for a charity exhibition with a former kick boxing champion. i think he looks great. look, the 68-year-old really held his own in the two-round bout against irish josh foley who is less than half his age. you know, he's not wearing a mask. he's an after individual boxing fan training for years. i think it shows. you know, i should also say he appears on cable television regularly so has some practice in sparring, you might say. >> that's great. nice to watch. all right, 37 minutes past the hour. '70s tv star valerie harper putting on a really brave face and speaking out in the face of incurable cancer.
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0 minutes past the hour. welcome back to "early start." new developments in a rape case that had an entire country looking within itself for answers. police officials in india say that one of the suspects charged in the crime has committed suicide in custody by hanging himself. but the parents of that suspect, ram singh claim their son has been murdered. he was one of the men accused in the gang rape and murder of a young woman aboard a bus in new delhi. that was back in december. the brutality of that attack shocked indians and led to calls for new laws to battle sexual assaults against women. c cnn's sumnima is there. why does the family suspect foul play here? >> reporter: well, the family and lawyer has claimed foul play
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and the reason, his client was under no stress. he was actually very happy with the way the case was going and there was no reason to suspect that he would commit suicide. of course, his parents have also questioned that suicide theory and said he was in fact murdered but the authorities are being very tight-lipped about this at the moment and all they're saying is that ram singh actually was found early this morning. he had hanged himself using his own clothes but a lot of questions are being raised at the moment because this is a jail otherwise known as a very secure jail. it's one of the biggest in the world. there are about 12,000 inmates there and, of course, he was not in solitary confinement. there were other inmates with him as well and there are cell wardens right outsite his cell. so a lot of questions are being raised as to how this could have happened in the first place. >> you're telling us how the lawyer reacted and family is reacting. what about public reaction because this has been a very high-profile case.
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>> reporter: well, the reaction is mostly one of shock at the moment and, again a lot of people are wondering what will happen to this very high-profile case going forward. remember, he was one of the main suspects. it was through his statements to the police that the delhi police were able to investigate and finally capture the five other suspects. he is the prima kused. the prosecution says they do have enough evidence to go on with this trial in the same manner, but the defense lawyer has said he will talk to -- or he will bring this up with the supreme court and move it o outside of new delhi. >> sump nina udas, thank you. valerie harper is speaking out for the first time since being diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer. now, despite the diagnosis the 73-year-old actress remains hopeful. this is what she said in an episode of "the doctors" on cbs. take a listen. >> it's also incurable so far.
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that's the word i'm looking at, so far because they're doing research as we speak. and so i just thought that while i'm still able, because it is brain, to speak and show you that i'm cooking my husband's dinner, i'm walking on the bluff at santa monica and more than anything i'm living in the moment. >> she is amazing. >> unbelievable. >> harper will also appear on cnn's "piers morgan" later this week. >> ed asner said if anybody can beat this, it's her. he is hopeful she is the constitution to beat this. 44 past the hour. controversial law set to take effect tomorrow in new york city, a ban on the sale of showed das and other sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces affecting movie theaters, restaurants and many other food service businesses. the owners of those businesses are fighting the ban but new york mayor michael bloomberg defends it as a way to battle
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the growing epidemic of obesity. >> we're not banning anything. it's called portion control. it's a typical way that companies use to and governments use to explain to people what's in their interest and what isn't. >> some people are already being told certain showodas are banne and others say they have to sweeten their own coffees. new york won't enforce it till june. >> a mad rush to buy like large sodas. grandfather in. i'll stack my 20-ounce soda. aheadening rlt rlt, the moment where the world baseball classic turns into an all-out brawl. i mean, this was an unbelievable fight. >> oh, i missed it. leaving the house, you can watch us on your desktop or mobile phone, go to cnn.com/tv. the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more... [ midwestern/chicago accent ] cheddar! yeah! 50 percent more [yodeling] yodel-ay-ee-oo.
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48 minutes after the hour. let's bring you up to speed on the headlines. we could find out as early as tomorrow who the next pope will be. 115 cardinal electors in the conclave will vote for the first time tomorrow. two u.s. cardinals are said to be in the running and could potentially become the first pope. cardinal timothy dolan and cardinal sean o'malley. the rape trial involving two high school football players will center on one thing, consent. a friend of the defendant's recorded video of the 16-year-old accuse ir. she had been drinking. he could be heard calling her a dead girl and so raped. "cleveland's plain dealer" says the defense will say she concepted and chose to drink excessively. >> a giant sinkhole opened up in eastern pennsylvania. officials in bethlehem township say one house has already been damaged. the family living there forced to leave. they're now checking nearby homes to see if any other are in
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danger. the sinkhole has been growing since last week. just two weeks after that florida man was pulled to his death into a sinkhole while he slept. so much for international good will at the world baseball classic. >> come on. >> oh, mexico and canada clearing the benches, throwing punches, look at that. that was during saturday's game after a batter appeared to be hit with a pitch intentionally. some side brawls even broke out between the fans, folks. canada won 10-3 knocking mexico out of the tournament. since both are eliminated the wbc decided against handing out any punishment. >> you do not see baseball fights like that. >> look how intense that is. >> good thing the u.s. is like right between mexico and canada. both teams out now. other sports news, tiger woods looking as good as he has in years. now, this is just a month before the masters. he won the wgc cadillac championship at doral by two
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strokes. he needed only 100 putts over four rounds, the lowest total in his pga tour career. steve stricker finished second and may have only himself to blame. he gave his friend tiger a putting lesson right before the tournament started. actually gave him some tips on the practice green. >> i bet he regrets that. >> apparently it worked a little too well, you might say. >> 51 minutes part the hour. a taste of spring at least for the east. ice and snow melted away as much nicer temperatures and sunny skies grace the northeast this weekend. how long will it last, jennifer? that's what we want to know. >> hi, zoraida. hi, john. after such a crazy last week with the snow and everything else it's nice to see we're dealing with just rain. if you see on the radar, really just spring showers, a little early out there. heaviest coming through kentucky, tennessee, for the northeast, you see the blue there but it's actually not bringing rain there. we'll start to see that arriving through the mid-atlantic and northeast as we head later into the evening.
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a lot of clouds around will be the big story but down towards the south for areas like louisiana into mississippi, there are some storms there, but we're really not expecting anything severe. right along the gulf states could see stronger thunderstorms developing but no severe weather is expected. now, behind all that rain, well, now we're dealing with blood warnings through parts of missouri as well as into illinois and tennessee and that is after a brief warm-up then we had the rain come through so that caused snow melt and we are hearing reports that some of the roadways have been closed through parts of missouri so we're expecting minor flooding there and that's going to continue through wednesday but overall here's the front bringing the rain, temperatures across parts of the midwest from michigan all the way down towards areas including eastern texas running about 10 degrees below average, some rain and possibility of some flooding concerns through parts of the pacific northwest, but here are your high temperatures for today. we're talking 30s and 40s, again, these are running 10 to 15 degrees above average. a big warm-up coming out from the west and then over towards
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the east, you can see temperatures in the yell low that's good. zoraida, john, actually running in some of these locations five to ten degrees below average and cools back down and warms back up so spring, you get the brief warm-ups then some rain and goes back over again. >> we're delighted with this jennifer. we really appreciate it. >> no blizzards. no snow. >> for a day at least. lebron james now matching michael jordan in one category. we will have the details on the smoking miami heat coming up next. [ female announcer ] you can make macaroni & cheese without freshly-made pasta. you could also cut corners by making it without 100% real cheddar cheese. but then...it wouldn't be stouffer's mac & cheese.
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start." taking a look at the early trends. somebody call dr. feel good. vince neil was hospitalized after he walked offstage last night in sydney with severe kidney stone pain. guitarist nikki six says he was doubled over on his dressing room floor five minutes till show time and tried to play through all of the pain. he is 52 years old now. the group's next show is in australia tomorrow and apparently it's still on. >> heavy metal, sex, drugs and kidney stones. the white, hot heat, make it 18 in a row for the heat beating the pacers last night 105-91. the pacers were actually the last team to beat the heat. that was a long time ago. with the win, lebron matches michael jordan's career best winning streak at 18 games. you know, he still has five championships behind him. >> right. >> ten championships behind bill russell. lebron was quiet, duane dwyane
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wade had 16 points. check out our other trends. everyone is talking about justin timberlake. there he was with a meatless message, massage, as i say as a piece of dancing tofu in an ode to hugo chavez and paid special homage to the late venezuelan leader ♪ it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind ♪ ♪ if a candle could pull out o ttwo pistol s at a press conference ♪ ♪ and you said the u.s. caused earthquakes and outlawed code zero and on your shoulder stood your parrot ♪ ♪ with a matching red beret
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that wiped out six young lives? and the big controversy over small knifes. outrage growsknives. outrage grows over the tsa's plan to let people carry them onto planes. good morning to you, welcome to "early start," thanks for being with us, i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, march 11th, 6:00 a.m. in the east. we are in the final countdown to the conclave. which really the whole world watching the 115 cardinal electors tasked with choosing the next leader of the catholic church will vote for the first time tomorrow. remember, it takes two thirds of them to elect a new pope. and yesterday we had such a fascinating spectacle. the cardinals fanned out across rome. each of them assigned to preach at a designated church. many people saw this as a final audition. two u.s. cardinals seem to be in the mix and could potentially become the first american pope. cardinal timothy dolan, the archbishop of new york, and cardinal sean o'malley who is boston's archbishop. miguel marquez is just outside the vatican right now. miguel, i have to imagine the
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atmosphere getting pretty tense heading into this conclave. >> oh, it's -- you could start to feel the energy here. and we've actually moved into vatican city itself. so this is the first time we've done that for cnn. i want to show you exactly how this is going to work. we're in vatican city. if you look off to the right you can see that little tiny chimney up there, that is the chimney that will -- the smoke will come out, white smoke will tell the world that there is a new pope. but to be extra sure, because sometimes the pope's a little -- or the smoke is a little gray. sometimes you can't tell black or white. that bell, the biggest bell at the cathedral here, that will toll and tell the world there's a new pope. crunch time at the vatican. the chimney. the chimney that will announce to the world whether there's a new pope is placed atop the treasured 500-year-old sistine chapel. it is delicate work upholding a tradition where white smoke bill lowing from the chimney signals
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a new pope has been named. >> the last thing they want is for the sistine chapel to turn into a smoke-filled room. >> reporter: it is where michelangelo applied his hand, a specialized stove goes along with the chimney. it does take time for the smoke to go from gray to either white or or black. >> one of the bits of drama about a conclave is that the catholic church normally is a highly scripted, imminently predictable enterprise. you know exactly what is going to happen and you know when it's going to happen. but with a conclave in a sense, all bets are off. >> reporter: the conclave, their decision shrouded in secrecy and tradition. and some modern twists. electronic jamming equipment ensures no one inside or outside the conclave knows the result before it's ready to be announced. >> i'm ready to go home. i ran out of socks. >> reporter: the front-runners, out in force in rome. there's cardinal from sao paulo brazil. could he be the first pope from the new world?
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one of the front-runners, cardinal angela scola of milan, italy, said mass at rome's church of the 12 apostles. and there's one of the dark horse candidates, boston's sean o'malley. could he be the first american pope? >> let us pray that the holy spirit ill ummen the church to use a new pope who will confirm us in our faith, and make more visible the love that we cherish. >> reporter: the public politicking nearly over. once the conclave starts the cardinals go into deep seclusion until a decision is made. and now what you're looking at are those burgundy curtains, those red curtains that have just been hung there this morning on the basilica. that is the balcony where the pope, once he is selected, will greet the thousands gathered here in the 1.3 billion catholics around the world, the sense of excitement here is
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really starting to get going. today is the last day that the cardinals sort of have some freedom. they go into seclusion after today. they go into conclave tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. eastern time is the first time smoke will come from that chimney. only question is, will it be white or black? back to you. >> miguel, what a view you have. you have the chimney, you have the bell, you have the balcony. you are within plain sight of history. great to see you this morning. >> and in our next half hour we're talk with monsignor rick hilgartner, secretariat on divine worship. we're going to get a preview of the papal vote. news just in to cnn. north korean army declaring that the armistice agreement that ended the fighting during their korean war in 1953 is now invalid. that's by the north korean military. this follows the start of joint military exercises between the united states and south korea. these exercises scheduled to last two months. north korea is calling the drill an open declaration of war, and
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is also threatening a nuclear attack against the united states. clearly north korea raising the rhetoric right now on the korean peninsula. >> it is four minutes past the hour. grief counselors will be on hand this morning at schools in warren, ohio, after a weekend crash that killed six teenagers. there's now a makeshift memorial at the site of that accident and police say an suv carrying eight teenagers was speeding when it went off the road. it flipped and it ended up in the water. two of the passengers managed to survive. they ran to a nearby home. they called 911. cnn's shannon travis is following all of the developments for us. he is live in washington. what more can you tell us about this? >> zoraida, this is such a tragic event there in ohio. the suv was supposed to be carrying just five passengers, but as you mentioned, eight teenagers were crammed inside. it's unclear where they were coming from and where they were going to. that's just one of the many questions investigators will be looking at as they survey this truly horrific scene. after one of the deadliest
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wrecks in recent memory in northeastern ohio. it happened around 6:50 sunday morning. eight teenagers, packed into the suv. >> the vehicle was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed. >> reporter: it went off the road, hit a guardrail, overturned and landed in a pond, partly submerged. >> two of the occupants were able to escape from the vehicle, d subsequently ran to a nearby residence where they called 911. >> reporter: the other six of those teens were killed. they ranged in age from 14 to 19. five were found in the suv. another, underneath in the water. the driver, 19-year-old alexis caisson. >> she's in my mind so many days and i kept seeing people walk around, i thought it was her and it wasn't each time. >> i just had to walk, you know, walk and identify her body, and it was her. >> reporter: many of the victims' families and friends
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went to the scene. >> i knew alexis. that was my friend. and she's gone. >> want to know how -- >> reporter: even though it was sunday some friends went to their schools to find solace and comfort. >> it was heartbreaking to see the students walking in and just reaching out to some of their teachers. >> reporter: grief counselors will be at the schools today. >> it's going to be a rough week. it's going to be a rough rest of the school year. >> you never know what can happen. tomorrow is not promised to anybody. >> reporter: zoraida, the speed limit posted on that road that the vehicle was traveling on was 35 miles an hour. clearly they were going faster than that. also, one last thing, investigators are waiting toxicology results, zoraida. but police say they have found any signs of alcohol or drugs. zoraida? >> you know, i was reading a report that said none of the passengers were wearing seat belts. do you know anything about that? >> reporter: yeah, according to
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our affiliate wkbn there in the area, none of the passengers were wearing seat belts. >> just a horrific tragedy. shannon travis live for us. thank you. it is seven minutes past the hour. defense secretary chuck hagel leaving afghanistan this morning after a visit that really showed the growing split between kabul and washington. hagel meeting privately overnight with afghan president hamid karzai, after karzai publicly charged the u.s. with colluding with the taliban to destabilize afghanistan. >> we did discuss those comments. i told the president it was not true. the fact is, any prospect for peace or political settlements, that has to be led by the afghans. >> karzai claims the u.s. is supporting the taliban to create fear among the afghan people, and to justify continued american military presence in
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afghanistan beyond 2014. the transportation security administration is taking a lot of heat this morning for its decision to allow small pocket knives on passenger planes. politicians, union bosses, all demanding that the tsa reverse itself calling the ruling a threat to safety. but so far the tsa is not budging, and the new guidelines take effect in six weeks. cnn national correspondent renee marsh is live from reagan national airport in arlington, virginia. good morning. >> good morning, john. you know, there are some lawmakers out there who are pushing back against the tsa, saying that they should not allow passengers to carry on pocket knives like this one. they say not only is the proposal scary for passengers, but they also say it's a danger for the crew members on board. in a few weeks, knives like these may be allowed through airport security if a new tsa policy goes into effect. but some lawmakers are vowing to fight it. >> and today i am asking the tsa
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to rescind that ruling and say small knives, any knives, are not allowed on planes. >> reporter: new york senator chuck schumer joins unions representing pilots, flight attendants and federal air marshals in publicly opposing the plan. delta airlines' ceo also expressed his objection in a letter sent to the agency. saying the change will, quote, add little value to the customer security process flow in relation to the additional risk for our cabin staff and customers." under the tsa's new policy, knives with blades shorter than 2.36 inches, and less than a half an inch wide, will be allowed, provided the blade does not lock in place. larger knives, razor blades, and box cutters, are still banned. tsa administrator john pistol says the change will allow screeners to focus on things that could bring down an aircraft, like bombs. >> the key factor for me is that
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that may detract us, may, detract us from that item that could be catastrophic failure to an aircraft. >> reporter: the chairman of the house homeland security committee says tsa's highest priorities must be securing commercial aviation from the type of threats and weapons that could bring down an aircraft. but schumer says a knife does pose that risk, and given everything already banned, keeping them off planes only makes sense. >> does anyone think this, which you're not allowed to bring on a plane, bottle of shampoo, is more dangerous than this, a sharp, and deadly knife? >> reporter: all right. well the tsa told cnn that that knife that you saw schumer holding up there actually would not be allowed on planes under this new policy, simply because the tsa says that the knife that schumer had a razor blade edge similar to this box cutter here.
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they also say that it does not recoil, kind of like this pocket knife. those are two problems that they say is the reason why that would not be allowed on board. meantime, schumer is saying that if they don't repeal it, he may go ahead and introduce legislation to prevent it. sean? >> all right, rene. those may be confusing to a lot of people. rene marsh in washington. at 8:30, soledad will talk about the tsa decision to lift the ban with sara nelson, vice president of the association of flight attendants. one of the most successful women in america says not enough women are getting ahead at the workplace. you might be surprised where she places the blame. more from facebook's cheryl sandberg coming up. >> plus hollywood's big gamble on a brand-new "wizard of oz." did it pay off at the box office? stay with us. ♪
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few women in positions of power in corporate america and the problem, she says, may just be the women themselves. here's cnn national correspondent susan candiotti. >> reporter: cheryl sandberg wants women to succeed and says it's alarming how far they haven't come. >> the very blunt truth is that men still run the world. >> reporter: in her first televised interview to debut her new book "lean in" sandberg tells "60 minutes" that leadership roles for women are alarmingly small. only 21 female ceos in the fortune 500. >> i want every little girl who someone says they're bossy to be told, instead, you have leadership skills. >> reporter: sandberg lays a good deal of the responsibility on women themselves. facebook's 43-year-old chief operating officer says women too often don't compete for promotions, because they're worrying too early about the future. >> they start leaning back. they say oh, i'm busy. i want to have a child one day. i could possibly, you know, take
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on any more. or i'm still learning on my current job. i've never had a man say that stuff to me. >> reporter: though she also blames discrimination at work and a lack of affordable child care, her views have made her a lightning rod. >> instead of saying that doesn't work for women, and it won't work, and let's change the system, she's kind of going backwards and saying, let's change you. instead. that's probably within most of the anger is coming from. >> reporter: but sandberg isn't apologetic. >> i'm not trying to say that everything i can do everyone can do. but i do believe that these messages are completely universal. the things that hold women back hold women back from sitting at the board room table, and they hold women back from speaking up at the path meeting. >> reporter: sandberg, a mother of two, also says leading at work requires men to share the workload at home. >> there's an awful lot we don't control. i am saying that there's an awful lot we can control, and we
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can do for ourselves, to sit at more tables. >> reporter: challenging women to lean in and listen. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. >> we're taking an in-depth look at the challenges women face at home and on the job. watch "what women want: work and family" starting today on cnn. and soledad o'brien is sitting down to talk to sheryl sandberg. we'll bring you that interview next week. >> it is 18 minutes after the hour. let's bring you up to speed on the top news. we could find out as early as tomorrow who the next pope will be. 115 cardinal electors at the catholic church will get down to business tomorrow afternoon, meeting and making their very first vote. if about two-thirds of the conclave agrees on one man, that man will be the next pope. new developments in the race to succeed hugo chavez as president of venezuela. opposition leader enrique capriles has announced a
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candidacy. he will battle nicholas mad your ra who was sworn in last week following the death of chavez. nelson mandela has been released from a hospital in pretoria, south africa. he is back in home in johannesburg this morning. the 94-year-old former south african president was admitted for tests saturday to treat a pre-existing condition. he has not made any public appearances really since 2010. >> and they were off to see the wizard this weekend in droves apparently. disney's "oz: the great and powerful" lived up to the blockbuster billing taking in more than $80 million. it is the year's biggest movie opening so far. after oz, it was a huge drop to second place, "jack the giant slayer," $10 million. "identity thief" was third with $6.3 million. >> a lot of money. >> cha-ching. >> you just heard facebook's sheryl sandberg talking about women falling behind in the quest for equal footing in the workplace. we're going to take a closer look at the pay gap in corporate america coming up.
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23 minutes past the hour. we're minding your business this morning. what a rally on wall street. stocks hit record highs four days last week. but for now, it doesn't look like today will be number five. >> oh, man. >> futures are pointing to a lower open. >> there's something else interesting going on here. when it comes to wages women took a step back last year. the gap between men and women,
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it widened and zane arbor is here to tell us about that. >> it seems like the step in the wrong direction. let me start by telling you, that -- let me break down the numbers first. in 2011, women made 82% of what men made. for every dollar a man made women made 82 cents on that dollar. in 2012 it fell slightly. women made 80.9% of what men made. it's not earth shattering, but it is significant. primarily because, if we keep at this pace it's going to take us 45 years to catch up to men. which is crazy. also, you know, in terms of why people are asking, why is it that during an economic recovery you're seeing the gender wage gap actually increase? it's primarily because you're seeing the disappearance of middle paying jobs. you're also seeing the jobs report come out on friday, 236,000 jobs added. a lot of those jobs minimum wage jobs. retail, catering, things that women might fall into. also, women hold a disproportionate number of public sector jobs. we saw on friday that 10,000
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public sector jobs were actually cut. but i also do want to mention one other thing that's quite interesting. i have a chart for you. the gender wage gap by race. in 2012, black women made $599 a week. black men made $665 a week. so they're close in terms of pay, right? asians make the most. so asian women make the most out of all women. asian men make the most. but, in terms of the gender wage gap it's actually the widest. so on the one hand, step forward, on the other hand, you know, there's still work to be done. >> very interesting. what's the one thing we need to know about our money? >> the one thing is that more people are taking mass transit and it could be a good sign for the economy. ridership on public transportation in 2012 was the second highest on record with 10.5 billion trips. most of those trips are workers commuting to their jobs. the thinking is more strap hangers means more jobs added to
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six young lives lost in a speeding suv. an ohio community coming to grips with a senseless tragedy. and cardinals huddled at the vatican. pray ergs and preparations on the eve of the conclave to pick the next pope. red faces among new york's subway bosses. how an embarrassing 50 cent mistake ended up costing the agency a quarter of a million dollars. >> that is never a good thing. >> yikes. >> welcome back to "early start," everyone, i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. nice to have you with us. it's just about voting time. the most secretive vote in the entire world starting tomorrow. 115 cardinals will walk from their home away from home, the santa marta residence at the vatican to the sistine chapel. that walk will be taken twice a day every day. monsignor rick hilgartner is sheer to talk all things conclave this morning.
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thank you, again, for being with us. so let's talk about that process. because we were kind of chatting about it before we started here. what exactly happens when they go in to the sistine chapel? >> well, tomorrow they'll gather in the afternoon, after they celebrate the mass in the morning together in paint peter's. the solemn procession to the chapel is actually a liturgical procession that will be accompanied by the chanticle litany of saints, and they'll eventually, when they all arrive in the sistine chapel, they will continue with the ritual of prayer during which each of them will take the official oath of secrecy. and the entire time in the chapel is governed by a formal ritual of prayer so there is no real conversation that takes place. >> that was surprising to me. i thought that they would have some conversation about who the best candidate,what they're looking for. but you said no, maybe whispers. >> there might be some whispers as they talk to the person next to them. and they're seated in absolute hierarchical order among the college of cardinals. they're in their order of seniority.
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and the actual official conversation is all in the context of the ritual. so each will come forward and make their vote, with the formula that they say, that i stand before christ, who will judge me, and declare before god that this is the person i think should be the next pope. >> and you said this whole process happens in latin. >> it happens in latin, yes. >> and it's a paper process, pretty much. >> no, it's all verbal. they all have a copy of the ritual book in front of them so they know what the formula is. the conversations that will be taking place will happen when they take the breaks. so after the morning session, when they return to the santa marthae for lunch, in the evening when they return for dinner and whenever they might gather in smaller groups. once they're in the chapel, there is no more caucusing. no more official conversations that take place. if there's no successful vote after three full days, which will be after friday, saturday would be a day for them to pause, have some time for prayer, and some more conversations, similar to the
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conversations they're having up to today in the general congregation. >> so let's talk about some of the top contenders. i know a list doesn't really exist but we keep on talking about some specific names. who is on that list? and who do you think put together this list or put those names out there? >> the list has been a collective kind of process that's involved the media, that's involved some of the early speculation among cardinals. some of it is obvious. like cardinal angelo scola from milan, the archdiocese of milan has been a pope producer, in some ways, numerous other popes. some of the other ones who've emerged more recently, cardinal scherer from sao paulo, brazil and some of the other candidates, cardinal mark lett from rome who is originally canadian. some of them are in key positions in the vatican that has them in the front line, because there are cardinals who are already known to the world,
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known to other cardinals. certainly we look at cardinal dolan -- >> and o'malley as well. >> cardinal dolan as president of our conference of bishops already has some leadership role in the church in the united states and as archbishop of new york is already very much in the media spotlight. >> and what about the fact that they cannot communicate, and the great lengths that they're going through in order to make sure that nothing is leaked? >> well, they've not said that they're actually confiscating their cell phones and smartphones. but the radio silence that they'll have, whatever kinds of jamming technology they'll be using to keep both keep the cardinals from having access to the outside world and to keep the outside world from any kind of eavesdropping that could happen, it's really a chance for them to recognize that this is an interior moment of prayer. that's really supposed to not be governed by outside influence. and that's hard in today's world when we have so much input.
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>> yes. and instant access, as well. we really appreciate your expertise. i hope you will be with us until the bitter end, until we finally see what color the smoke will be. thank you so much, father richard hilgartner, head of the secretary of divine worship for the u.s. conference of catholic bishops. appreciate your time. >> it really is so fascinating. 35 minutes after the hour. grief counselors will be at schools in warren, ohio, this morning to help students deal with the death of their classmates in an suv crash over the weekend. six teenagers, ages 14 to 19, were killed. police say the venge was speeding when it went off the road, flipped over and landed in a pond, partially submerged. >> two of the occupants were able to escape from the vehicle, and subsequently ran to a nearby residence where they called 911. warren city fire department arrived on scene and removed five victims from inside of the vehicle. a sixth victim, sadly, was ejected and was recovered at a later time. >> police say they will not know if alcohol or drugs were a
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factor in the crash until they get toxicology results back. and today marks two years since the earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of japan and created a nuclear catastrophe. the japanese government held a moment of silence in tokyo this morning. more than 15,000 people died in that disaster. the subsequent meltdown of the fukushima nuclear plant forced more than 150,000 people from their homes. most of them will never return. sunday, thousands took to the streets of the japanese capital protesting that country's nuclear power program. we're taking a look at the top cnn trends this morning on cnn.com. new york subway system reeling this morning over an embarrassing fare misprint that could cost a quarter of a million dollars to fix. it happened just days after yet another fare hike. what happened here is according to "the new york post," the map mistakenly lists the minimum rate as $4.50. that's the old rate. the new minimum is $5.
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sources say 80,000 bad maps were printed at a cost of up to $250,000 here in new york city. you might say at least we're safe from the 20 ounce sodas. >> i wonder who's responsible for that? they came to see motley crue but they got the stones. >> good. >> that's terrible. motley crue lead singer vince neil was hospitalized after he walked offstage last night in sydney with severe kidney stone pain. nikki six said neil was doubled over on his dressing room floor five minutes till showtime. and guess what? still tried to play through all of the pain. he is 52 years old now and the group's next show is in australia, and they say it is still on for tomorrow. >> who tops these rockers? >> oh, my gosh, kidney stones. pass them first. >> good luck for that. 37 minutes after the hour right now. valerie harper is putting on a brave, strong face and speaking out in the face of incurable cancer.
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wl comback. soledad o'brien joins us with a look at what's ahead on "starting point." >> happy end of the weekend. coming up, we're going to talk about those 115 catholic cardinals who begin the secretive process of selecting a new pope. could they elect a non-european pontiff for the first time in 1300 years? take a look in rome at what we can expect. also her book is one of the most anticipated of the year because it sparked this national discussion about women and leadership. we'll tell you why facebook's coo sheryl sandberg says women are holding themselves back.
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and the tsa's decision to allow small knives and baseball bats and hockey sticks on airplanes has some people worried about maybe, they're letting dangerous items back on the plane. should congress get involved if the agency doesn't reverse its decision? going to talk to the head of the association of flight attendants international about those regulations. all that and much more ahead this morning. >> fantastic. a lot of confusion about those knives. >> yeah, it was very, very odd. sheryl sandberg, have you had a chance to read it yet? i want to discuss that with you. >> that would be lovely. i've read some excerpts. >> you're not a woman, so i don't care what you think. >> he's been chiming in all morning, you may care. maybe we'll all have a discussion. >> thank you. 42 minutes after the hour right now. actress valerie harper, best known for her days on the hit show "rhoda" and "the mary tyler moore show." she has been diagnosed with a rare former cancer. she's talking about it with some truly inspiring words.
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here to tell us more about the condition is senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. this is a rare form of cancer. >> it is. and it's not what we usually think of when we think of cancer that affects the brain. usually we think of a tumor. this is not a tumor. this is loose cells in her spinal fluid and that affects the men ink es and that's basically the covering over the brain. so you can see it there, the meninges sort of that blue and green and beige layers there, and inside is the brain. so from what we now it's not actually in her brain, but still obviously incredibly dangerous. the doctors we talk to said it's most likely a recurrence of lung cancer that she had several years ago. she wasn't a smoker but unfortunately, lung cancer can affect nonsmokers, too. it doesn't usually come back. but sometimes it does. and travels to other parts of the body. >> so these loose cells, they're floating around the spinal fluid somehow. does that make it more difficult to treat? >> yes, in many ways it really does. there are not a lot of great
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treatments for this. we're told that she is getting chemotherapy. now the doctors we talk to say chemotherapy in this case isn't really done to prolong life. because it doesn't really work very well. what it's done is to control pain, and to control seizures. so for the time that she does have it she will hopefully be healthier. it may prolong life by a small amount, by a few weeks, but not by a lot. >> weeks we're talking about. in general, what's her prognosis? >> she says she was told by her doctors about three months and that is in line with what's known about this disease. i mean it's really a terrible, terrible form of cancer. >> nevertheless we are hearing her speak out with such strength, truly putting on a very brave face. elizabeth cohen, thanks to you. >> she looks normal and happy and says i'm able to communicate, i'm able to cook dinner for my husband and living in the moment. 44 minutes past the hour. spring is in the air, at least here in the northeast. unfortunately that wasn't quite the case for parts of the upper midwest. here's video from a very snowy
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interstate 35. this is iowa. a bit too icy for some cars that ended up off the side of the road. poor folks. makes me feel for them. but i'm happy for our temperatures. jennifer -- >> i little bit. i feel for them a tiny bit. >> just keep it coming over here all that nice warmth. >> right. >> zoraida showing her compassion over there this morning. the good news is, the snow has really quieted down, zoraida. don't worry, for nebraska as well as into areas of des moines. but if you look overall, our big story is going to be the rain. rain coming down through parts of kentucky, tennessee, and you notice a lot of this is blue. that indicates that light stuff. that's not actually making it to the ground. so for parts of the northeast we're going to keep you dry throughout the afternoon. but a lot of clouds around. now where the heavier rain is coming down through the midsection of the u.s., as well as into parts of the ohio valley, notice some stronger storms popping up. time to time, some areas including louisiana up towards nashville. but overall, no warnings out
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there. i want to point out to you, all along this frontal system we are going to be dealing with some gusty winds at times. that includes all the way up towards the ohio valley. we are going to see some wind gusts, 40 to 50 miles per hour. right now the wind advisories only in the tan shading there. it's hard to see but really tennessee as well as kentucky. wider view, there's the front, temperatures running about 10 to 15 degrees below average. parts of the midwest, some rain, as well for parts of the pacific northwest. but, overall as we talk about some of these temperatures, look what's going to be happening. for new york, right about average. again for washington, d.c., 64 for you. you're going to run about 10 to 15 degrees above average. for atlanta, rain, and then for areas like st. louis, minneapolis, we're talking temperatures running 10 to 15 degrees below average. a big warm-up on the way for parts of the west that will eventually make its way over towards the east, but not until the weekend. >> i love my folks in the midwest for the record. they know my loyalty lies there.
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>> she giveth and she taketh away. the tiger woods we haven't seen in years. golf's really legend on a roll with the masters in sight. we'll tell you all about it coming up. >> we know this issue of food supply is looming. we know it's out there. >> i don't think enough people are really aware or thinking about what's to come. with so many mouths to feed in the world it's going to be scary. the united states imports, i think, it's about 85% of seafood consumed. from a food safety point of view, i think the united states needs to wake up and begin producing its own seafood.
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pines and yesterday at doral. and both of those wins were dominating wins. and to think this guy's got his two favorite courses ahead of him, bay hill, the arnold palmer invitational, and then the masters at augusta national. >> it's how i know i can play. that's the thing. and i built it close and get the "ws" on top of that. that's nice. any time i can win, you know, prior to augusta, if it's always feels good. >> all right. so the miami heat are rolling. they won their 18th straight last night, beating the indiana pacers by 14 points. what's up with the pacers? many thought this was the best team next to the miami heat in the nba. they were supposed to have the best defense in the nba. lebron james sort of had his quietest night in a season offensively. but it didn't matter. he got great support. miami goes for number 19 in a row tomorrow night against the
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atlanta hawks. you can call this the ultimate cinderella story. just the second team in college basketball history to make ncaa tournament with 20 losses. this team started out losing their first eight games but then they got hot at the end of the season, when it counted the most. yesterday their won their conference tournament giving them an automatic bid to the big dance. and check out this great video. that's a pine martin you're seeing there, like a little weasel running across the pitch. it's actually happening at a professional soccer game in switzerland. watch this player grabs a hold of him -- >> oh, no! >> bites him. yep, got to get out the ant septic spray. >> that's like a yellow card. even for a rodent. then the goalkeeper wearing these giant hamburgler gloves grabs the bad boy and picks him up, runs him off. >> good thing he didn't take his finger off. >> yeah --
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>> he wears those big hamburger helper gloves. >> the other guy. >> i know there was concern. they had the ant septic spray. takes care of everything. you can see there how the u.s. came from behind yesterday to beat canada at the world baseball classic, guys. >> wow. all right joe carter, thank you. the u.s. is going to have to raise the level of play to stay in the world baseball classic. 54 minutes after the hour. guest stars galore as justin timberlake presides over a "saturday night live" blast from the past. we'll have the highlights just ahead. thank you orville and wilbur... ...amelia... neil and buzz: for teaching us that you can't create the future... by clinging to the past. and with that: you're history. instead of looking behind... delta is looking beyond. 80 thousand of us investing billions...
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