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the celebration is over. going strong in span irk speaking countries but also unusually intense in the united states because of a steady change happening in catholic churches across the country. cnn's tom foreman has today's "american journey." >> reporter: appearance of the spanish speaking pope from across the atlantic electrified the crowd in italy and lit up u.s. shores, too. >> full of joy. happy. very happy. >> as we say in latin america, papa. >> reporter: over the past few decades, american catholic churches like this one in d.c. have undergone a profound transformation the number of hispanic members has been soaring, pushed so fast by immigration and birth that they now account for one out of every three catholics here.
>> and it's a number that's likely to continue to rise because latino catholics tend to be younger than catholics as a whole. only half of all catholics under the age of 40 today are hispanic. >> reporter: many white catholics have been slipping away from church amid sexual abuse scandals, debates over abortion rights and role of women, hispanic arrivals have more than made up for the losses, so much so catholics still comprise about a quarter of the country, just as they have for decades. mind you that shift in demographics has dramatically changed the religious map. once a largely northeastern and midwestern faith, catholicism is now growing fastest in the south and the west. the new pope has a ready audience coast to coast in this country. >> so the fact that he can speak our language is very significant. i think he can get the message through us more effectively. >> reporter: and what they share may be more than spanish.
he's the language of change. tom foreman, cnn, washington. hello, everyone, don lemon here, top of the hour. you're in the "cnn newsroom." up to speed on the stories making headlines this hour. just into the cnn newsroom, a small jet crashed into a south bend, indiana, neighborhood. the plane hit at least homes injuring at least three people and rupturing a gas line. police are now evacuating this neighborhood as they work to shut off the gas in the area. we're also told children lived in one of the homes. no words yet if they are among the injured. we'll bring you more on this story as it develops. also, this story developing as well. two inmates escaped from a jail outside montreal. according to police, they flew to freedom in a helicopter. a manhunt is on for them. police later found the copter and the pilot who's now being questioned. >> i had no intentions to do
anything like that. and i'm sorry to put you guys through this. >> the verdict is guilty. a juvenile court judge finds two teenagers in steubenville, ohio, guilty of raping a drunken classmate and one guilty of sending out a nude of picture of the victim. pope francis gave his first noon blessing today before a cheering crowd of more than 200,000 people in st. peter's square. forgiveness was a key theme in the pope's address. he also sent out a message on his twitter account asking for people to continue to pray for him. we'll talk more about the new pope's down to earth style later this hour with religion professor brent strong. the ncaa tournament, the bracket is set. louisville, kansas, indiana, and
gonzaga are the number one seeds. a few surprises when the bracket was announced last hour. we'll break it down for you in 30 minutes on cnn. a high profile rape trial in a small ohio town. two high school football players charged with sexually assaulting another high schooler during a night of drunken parties. tonight there is a verdict. that verdict is guilty. and there is a sentence. 17-year-old trent mays and 16-year-old ma'lik richmond will do time in juvenile detention possibly several years. live to steubenville, ohio, right now. our poppy harlow has been following every development in this trial. poppy, no jury here, just a judge. what was the ruling? >> reporter: guilty on all counts, don. visiting judge handing down that sentence today in a courtroom that was extraordinarily emotional. i want to bring our viewers inside the courtroom, because as you said, the two teenagers, trent mays, ma'lik richmond found guilty of raping this 16-year-old girl while she was
drunk, over a series of late-night parties back in august. trent mays also found guilty of taking and disseminating a nude photo of this girl on that night. let our viewers listen to the sound from the judge. here's part of his verdict. >> i closely examined all the evidence, and i re-read all the text messages that were admitted in this case. many of the things that we learned during this trial, that our children were saying and doing, were profane, were ugly. with alcohol consumption shown as a particular danger to our teenage youth. throughout the trial, the court is able to view the demeanor of the witnesses, judge their credibility, and weigh the evidence presented to the court. the court has done so in this case, and it is the court's
decision that both of the defendants are hereby adjudic e adjudicated delinquent beyond a reasonable doubt on all three counts as charged. for those of you who are not familiar with adjudications of delinquency in juvenile law, it's similar to finding of guilty in the adult court. >> reporter: all families, families of both co-defendants, the family of the victim in court, present for this ruling. and the two teenage boys who are now convicted rapists broke down when that verdict was read, and then later, before they were sentenced, they got up to apologize to the victim's family. >> and poppy, we understand the mom of the victim also had something to say in court? >> reporter: the mom spoke after court got out, don. this is very significant. this is the first time that we
have publicly heard from the victim's mother. she gave an audio statement. and i want to let our viewers listen to that audio statement in full. here it is. >> it did not matter what school you went to, what city you lived in or what sports you've played. human compassion is not taught by a teacher, a coach or a parent. it is a god-given gift instilled in all of us. you displayed not only a lack of discompassion, but a lack of moral code. your decision that night affected countless lives including those dear to you. you were your own accuser through the social media you chose to publish your criminal conduct on. this does not define who my daughter is. she will persevere, grow and move on. i have pity for you both. i hope you through the lord repent for your actions and pray hard for his forgiveness that. >> that was the moth eer of the victim in this case. poppy, the two boys spoke out as well in court. let's listen.
>> i'd like to apologize to you people. i had no intentions to do anything like this. and i'm sorry to put you guys through this. >> i'd like to apologize to [ bleep ] your family, my family, my community. those pictures shouldn't have been put around. >> poppy, they're guilty. what happens next to them? where are they going, and for how long? >> reporter: well, they're going to a juvenile detention center, basically jail for teens their age. they have already been taken into custody. they were taken into custody right after that sentencing. ma'lik richmond will serve a minimum sentence of a year because he was found guilty on that one felony charge of rape. if he has good behavior, after he serves that minimum sentence, it's really up to the juvenile justice system to decide if he has to serve any longer.
the maximum sentence was until these boys were 21 years old. trent mays, though, will serve two consecutive years. not only is he guilty of rape, but also of disseminating that nude photo of the victim. now, the boys have served about two months already, so they will get credit for that time. but after they are release erel don, they will have to register as juvenile sex offenders. this will be with them for a very long time. >> poppy harlow, thank you very much. steubenville, ohio. a few moments ago i spoke to anne bremner about this verdict in steubenville today. he's a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor. ann told me a lot of factors set this case apart from a cut and dry rape case. >> these cases have always been he said/she said kind of cases. when there's intoxication in a lot of ways you don't have a victim that can't remember. if there's no other witnesses, you don't have a case. with social media, with texts, video, photographs, e-mails, it's just amazing what kind of a case you can build. indeed, they did build a case
against these two young men who are going to serve time now for rape. she's going to serve time, of course, as being identified through all of that really. so to speak. as a victim of a rape. >> anne bremner speaking there. that trial lasted four days. it was a juvenile court trial with just a judge and no jury. straight ahead here, two hit-and-run cases, both victims african-american. and a small mississippi county. one of the cases was closed until cnn started asking questions. also, he wants to be a pope of the people. the new pontiff breaking with tradition. what he's going to do next. today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring it online. attention on site, attention on site. now starting unit nine. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines
istanbul. police suspect she was killed at a different location. china's new leader spoke out today as they closed a meeting of the national people's congress. the new premier says common interests between the u.s. and china outweigh differences. he also said china's new government will seek to curb its own power. pakistan's former president says he is coming back and getting back into politics. musharraf resigned as president five years ago and put himself into exile. he says he intends to lead his party in elections scheduled for may. it's not clearly known how the pakistani people will welcome back their former president. pope francis doesn't want the limo or the fancy red shoes. he wants contact with real people. in a rare move for a pope, francis left the vatican property and kissed babies and greeted well wishers in the crowd today after his first sunday blessing. what is he, running for
president or something? our religious professor, of emory university. he doesn't seem to be a stickler for papal traditions. what duoes this signal to you? >> the red shoes are symbolic of the blood of the martyrs on which the church stands. they are flashy. he hasn't wanted those. lots of the other accoutrements of power and whatnot. the name says it all, right? he chose pope francis after the great saint who identified with the poor, cared with the poor. pope francis wants a church of the poor, poor church for the poor. that could have wide scale ramifications for changes in the church. right now he's left all the vatican administration in place while he prays for changes, about changes. >> would you say he's a rebel or a maverick? or what would you say if he's defying all these traditions or at least appears to be for now? >> i don't think a maverick. i think he's conservative and
will fit within the papacy of benedict. he's clearly bringing back some of the ancient virtues of poverty, humility and adding this dash of informality and the charm. >> how much does this have to do with him being a jesuit? why did the cardinals pick the jesuit? >> a religious order found in 1840 by ignatius. known for its spiritual practices, its spreading of the gospel message but also deep learning. so pope francis was trained in chemistry, taught psychology and literature. i don't think his order is why they picked him. it depends on him as a person and his ministry. >> not that he's very conservative, not surprising he opposes abortion, right? and also same-sex marriage. it was a belief among many catholics especially in the americas that there would be some who's a little bit more progressive maybe to move the catholic church forward a bit. that didn't happen. >> yeah the modernization question is asked a lot about pope francis' appointment.
sometimes about his age. he's 76. the elector cardinals, the average age was only 72. you weren't going to get much younger than that. with the catholic church and christianity as a whole, the key question, as important as modernization, the key question is not now, but what's ancient and true. the church moves stl s slowly, about tradition and relies on the wisdom of the changes. doesn't mean change won't happen. i think it will happen. it happens very slowly, carefully. everything old is new again. these are ancient virtues, well tested throughout the christian tradition. >> do you think that, though, will trump, you know, his conservatism and win over younger, more progressive people that he, you know, appears he doesn't want the trappings of? >> i think it very well could. because the -- it has -- a kind of social progressiveness about it in many ways. >> all right. thank you. appreciate you joining us. >> my pleasure. good to see you. up next here on cnn, a cnn
an nfl player and his girlfriend who were severely burned in a hot air balloon accident are reported in stable condition tonight. donte stallworth, wide receiver for the new england patriots, last season, is recovering in the burn center at a miami hospital. police say the balloon hit power lines as it landed in homestead, florida, yesterday. stallworth said in a twitter post, i feel lucky to be alive. in ohio, a university of dayton st. paddy's day celebration featured not a leprechaun with a pot of gold, but police with riot gear. they responded early today to reports of rowdy students and broken glass. officers ushered more than 1,000 students back into their homes. one person who wasn't a student was arrested. 11 cars including a police cruiser were damaged. seven men shot in the front yard of a california home as
they were leaving a family gathering. police in gulf, california, believe the drive-by shooting last night was gang related. all seven victims are expected to survive, with non life threatening injuries. rell tis of the victims returned home this morning to hose down the blood-covered driveway. police are searching for four men believed involved in that sho shooting. two hit-and-run cases in rural mississippi are raising questions about hate crime investigations there. one last summer and one in 2009. they both happened in pinola county. the victims were african-american men. one is under investigation. but the earlier one wasn't being investigated. that is until our drew griffin started asking some questions. >> reporter: the cross is so far off the road you might never notice it unless you were looking for it. ruby burdett never miss it. she put it here 3 1/2 years ago to mark the spot her son died
and a mystery began. >> they know he was hit by a car. >> yes. that's what they say. >> did they ever find who drove that car? >> no. >> do you feel that they did an adequate investigation to find who did that? >> i don't really -- i can't say because they said they're still investigating. i don't know. no one relates to me anything. >> they're still investigating? >> yes. >> reporter: garrett was 41. he walked wherever he went. in rural plinola county, that can be dangerous especially if you are black. in november of 2009, the burdettes' body was found on this site. the autopsy reports multiple injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle. for three years, there's being nothing more than this simple one-page incident report about what happened. no one in the pinola county sheriffs department ever bothered to do anything else. did they ever come up and down
these streets knocking on doors, asking people if they've seen anything? >> no. not over this way. >> reporter: do you know of any activity that way? >> no, no one said anything. >> reporter: so how do you know if they're investigating? >> well, they had put it on the paper, you know, when they found him dead, and then they had put on -- then they wrote it in the newspaper. they said it was still being investigated. >> reporter: ruby burdettes' hope rests in this one small news article from three years ago that says police are still investigating. cnn has learned they never really have. >> never had a case turned into us. >> reporter: in january we asked the district attorney who covers pinola county to search his records to find out if anyone from the sheriffs office had contacted him regarding garrett burdettes' killing. there was nothing. >> which means one of two things. either it ended up being an accident, which we would not have had, or they never found the person that did it.
>> reporter: what people in this rural mississippi county believe is law enforcement treats crimes and investigations differently depending on the color of the victims' skin. >> this isn't the only case without an investigation. drew griffin looks into other cases and an investigation that got him threats from the local sheriff. the details next. with my friends, we'll do almost anything.
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burdette killed in a hit and run accident that wasn't investigated until drew griffin started asking questions about it. drew discovered the case while looking into a similar case from last summer. both victims were african-american, both in pinola county, mississippi. >> last summer in rural pinola county, johnny lee, a 61-year-old black man, walking far off the shoulder of this road, was deliberately run over and killed by a car carrying three white teens. driver told police he thought he hit a deer. his two passengers both say the 18-year-old driver steered straight for him. the driver's charged with murder but there's no evidence to suggest a racial motive. johnny's brother says the white local law enforcement simply don't want to know the truth. >> do you believe the sheriff or district attorney don't want to or are afraid to know the truth? >> i actually think they don't want to.
they don't want to push the issue. >> they don't want to push race? >> i actually believe that, that they don't want to push that issue. >> reporter: that belief was confirmed to fred just days after his brother's death and literally just around the corner. these four boys walking on the side of this road say they watched a white jeep with two white men barreled over the top of the hill, increased speed and aimed right at them. >> and they were laughing when they passed by? >> yes, sir. >> just kept going? >> yes, sir. >> scared you, huh? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: parents reported it to the police. no follow-up ever took place. when we tried to reach sheriff dennis darby in january about the boys' claims, the sheriff told us not to, quote, stir up trouble in his county. adding, you do something with this, and i'll be coming after you. the panola county sheriffs department refuses to talk to us about this case as well. but we can tell you 3 1/2 years later the hit-and-run death of garrett burdette remains
uninvolve u uninvolved. as far as we can tell, for 3 1/2 years the sheriffs department has done very little to find out what happened. has anyone from the sheriffs office investigated this, d.a.'s office, been in contact with you? >> no. >> never? >> never. never. >> never came to ask if your son had any enemies, any problems with anybody? >> no. never. >> how can you say they're still investigating? >> i'm just going by what the papers say. >> reporter: last month, cnn, again, tried to ask the panola county sheriffs department about the unsolved hit-and-run death of ruby's son. this time we advised the sheriffs department cnn would be airing this report, and, again, we got no response. but hours later, ruby burdette did. >> he came in.
he said he was an investigator. he introduced himself. we sat at the dining room table d we started talking. he told me he apologized for no one coming out before now. and he told me that the first investigation they had didn't do anything. he said he was the one that he hoped, you know, would see this thing come to an end. he said if anyone could be found, he was going to find him. >> reporter: she doesn't know why now, why it took so long, and why for 3 1/2 years no one in the sheriffs department seemed to care that a black man was run over and killed. but all that time, this grieving mother has held on to a newspaper article hoping one day its story would be true. >> i just want it to be over. i just want to know.
it's just like eating away with me. it's eating away with me. being a mother, i want the truth to come out. >> reporter: drew griffin, cnn, panola county, mississippi. half past the hour. time to check your headlines here on cnn. two stories we're working on right now. there's a manhunt under away cross the border after a bold escape today from a maximum security prison outside montr l montreal, canada. according to canadian police, two gunman posing as tourists hijacked a helicopter and ordered the pilot to fly to a prison. the rope was lowered. two inmates climbed aboard and escaped. police later found the copter and the pilot being questioned right now. in indiana, a small jet crashed into a south bend neighborhood. the plane hit three homes injuring at least three people and rupturing a gas line. police are evacuating the neighborhood as they work to shut off the gas in the neighborhood.
several children in one of the homes was hurt, no word on if they were among the injured. we'll bring you more on this story as we get it. it's still develop ing in indiana. amtrak resumed rail service between boston and new york. it was interrupted by a freight train derailment near new haven, connecticut, early this morning. crews have since cleared it away. travelers affected by the disruption are offered refunds or vouchers for future train travel. want you to listen up, drivers. if you haven't noticed, aaa says gas prices are trending lower finally. in fact, since hitting an all-time high of $4.11 last july, the average price is down to $3.68 a gallon today. hawaii pays the most, though, $4.39 a gallon. the cheapest, wyoming, $3.32. i guess nobody paid attention when they said pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. "oz: the great and powerful."
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right? kansas, indiana, gonzaga are the other number ones. what's your reaction when you look at the top seeds? >> there is no way that louisville should be the number one overall seed. it's got to be indiana. and, don, this is a huge deal because if indiana's the number one seed, they're in the midwest. they start out in dayton. then they go to indianapolis. bloomington is, less than an hour away. a home game, basically two home series for them. they're here in atlanta for the final four. here's the other thing. louisville had a three-game losing streak in the middle of the season. indiana had no such thing. five of their six losses, indiana, were to big 10 teams. that's best conference in the country. and their other loss was to butler which is no disgrace. >> you know all this stuff. here's the thing. here's what i like about it. i love it every year because i like beer and chicken wings and screaming at the tv. i don't even know anything about it. i say it's going to be kansas and gonzaga.
everybody says gonzaga is going to do it. i think kansas is going to do it. >> to me the surprise team, let's go back to the future. the surprise team, butler, again. people are going to say, well, they were in the final two the last three years. butler is a number six seed in the east regional. they struggle down the stretch, but in the finals of the east, they play aindiana again. >> is that your sindh recindere? is that butler? >> i think butler because they're the number six seen. st. louis is an amazing story. they had the legendary coach, rick, died this year. they personally have been unbeatable for the entire year. look out for st. louis also. >> intrigued by any early matchups? >> no question about that. you have this potential matchup between your kansas team and north carolina. >> i don't know anything about it. i just pick. >> if both those teams play in the first round, they're playing each other. what's big about that, don, roy williams, coach at north carolina, used to coach at
kansas before he was at north carolina. could be bad blood there. >> i already gave my pick. >> i'm going to go with indiana. hoosiers. they were the best team all year. got to go with the hoosiers. >> all right. good stuff. thank you. appreciate it. all right. coming up on cnn, so here's your chance. not even coming up, here's your chance, to test your skills against me and other cnn anchors in the official ncaa march madness bracket challenge. go to cnn.com/bracket. join the cnn group to see if you can pick the tournament better than me. you're going to help me out, right? >> do i get stuff out of this? >> yeah, cnn.com. i'll buy you wings. cnn.com/bracket. thank you, sir. one family says after the system broke them up, they fought hard to put it back together. and they finally succeeded. a mother and son. now newly adopted at the age of 32. their incredible story is next. >> finally going to get it done, huh? >> yes.
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in pennsylvania this evening there will be a memorial service on the campus of seton hill, university. university community is remembering lacrosse coach christina quigley, 30-year-old pregnant coach and her unborn son were killed when the team bus crashed on the way to the game yesterday. the driver of the bus was also killed. two others on the bus remain in the hospital. take a look at this. i-95 near daytona beach, florida, where fog and smoke from two wildfires closed the interstate for several hours. this affected traffic near daytona beach, a heavily traveled section where tourists going to disney world and other attractions. several accidents were reported before the interstate was closed. now been re-opened. the latest misadventure for carnival cruise lines ended early. the legend returned to port in tampa, florida. engine problems reduced its speed and forced the ship to abandon one scheduled stop, grand cayman. it says the legend is problem
free now and will head back out to sea right away. three other carnival cruises ended badly in the last month with unhappy passengers. amazing story of patience, perseverance, also of love. a woman final lly adopts a son e thought the system swallowed up nearly two decades ago. >> congratulations to you both. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: it's official. lisa godbold adopted 33-year-old maurice griffin, the foster son she once lost. >> all i can say is finally. >> reporter: they walked out mother and son as ruled by a judge in san diego juvenile court. >> he's so happy. just a little bit bittersweet. you know, it's been a long time coming. it's a little bit bittersweet. i'm so overjoyed. >> for me it's great. best day of my life. i fought for all -- you know, ten years, you know, and finally the day came. and i wouldn't say i ever lost hope, but i didn't know if it
was ever going to happen. >> reporter: maurice was 13 years old when he says the system destroyed his then family apart because of a complex dispute over spanking. authorities took griffin from lisa, her husband charles harris, and their two biological boys. >> i just felt like i was abducted. i was abducted and then plucked somewhere else and told to deal with it. >> probably one of the saddest days of my life. i mean, we were heartbroken. >> reporter: maurice landed in boot camp for troubled teens. charles died. lisa eventually remarried, moved away, changed her last name. contact with maurice was severed. >> i always thought about him, but truthfully the odds were he was probably going to wind up in prison or he would die. >> reporter: but they still looked for each other. six years ago, a key stroke of lady luck, lisa found maurice on myspace. they renewed the adoption quest. >> i love you.
>> reporter: lisa and maurice say the adoption is an international symbol of hope for orphans. >> anyone who has considered being a foster parent, it's the hardest job you will ever love, and it pays off a thousandfold. >> thinking back on that road, what you know now -- >> i win. >> you win. you do win. >> i mean, i fought tooth and nail, and it all meant something at this point. the first thing -- the only thing i want to say is i win. >> reporter: cnn, san diego. >> very nice. so when we think about the technology of the future, it's mind blowing, like printing up replacement body parts or tattoos that let us move things with our mind. but what if i told you some of that is already here? that's next zblmpls. here's a reminder to watch cnn's new show "the lead" tomorrow afternoon, 4:00
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if it tells, again, if you're not looking it turns the motion sensor off and that's how you make it more organic. that's a leap over earlier phones. >> okay. so do you like it better than the iphone? >> you know, i'm starting to get a little bit of big screen envy. my iphone only has a small 3 1/2 inch screen. the newer iphone has a bigger screen. the big 5 inch phones seem like mini tablets. >> when you pick it up, i have a friend who has the galaxy 4, right? it feels, i don't know. metals, maybe they don't feel as fancy, and i think to be a high-end product, you have to go with the industrial design. let's look to future tech right now. we've seen thinks google self-driving cars. will cars like this be on the road soon? is it a good thing? >> i'm not sure it's a good thing, but there are a few on the road for testing purposes california and i think nevada,
have made them legal to test, but you have to have somebody sitting there behind the wheel just to take over. they say the technology might be ready for consumers in maybe four, five years, but i think maybe the legal stuff will take even longer. how do you insure a car like this? can you take a nap in the backseat? i think that will take a lot longer to figure out. >> oh, yeah. this sounds crazy, but do you think we're soon -- this is fascinating to me, all these printers, like you can print gun parts, even body parts. will we be able to do that, you think? >> i don't think anything has surprised me in, than how fast 3d printing has taken off. you can get a printer that prints using a plastic or recenting materials, and people print iphone cases, chess pieces, and in the labs they're starting with biomaterials. if you have a printing that using it, and maybe tying into your dna, you could pretty
cartilage for a knee, or make you an organ that your body won't reject. so it's taking something that's kind of available, and adding a very medical science twist to it. again, this is years off, but people could print regular stuff in their homes pretty much now. what will they think of next? what about telekinesis, moving stuff with our minds or even communicating with our minds, is something like this beginning to happen? >> this is another example of something that is based on technology we have now that really feel very primitive. the brain wave detection technology. you can get gimmicky toy things where you put on a head sensor and you can move a ball from point a to point b, by concentrating on are relaxing your mind. the next step is making them thin, almost like tattoos, really kind of tiny stickers, and you can think left or right or concentrate or relax. they can't do a lot of things
yet. but i think in the future they'll be able to get them to do a bunch of things. maybe you can sit in the back of your google driverless car and steer that way. something we haven't talked about, the next big thing, what do you think? >> i they wearable tech is something that people are interested in. people talk about the google glass, with the screen built in that gives you personalized info. people use a lot of the health stuff with the fit bits and nike fuel band, even that samsung phone will have its own wire his health, the google lifetime stuff is kind of people, more people showing off. i can't imagine we'll walk down the streets with tv screen glasses on. >> we already have enough distractions. thank you, dan. >> thank you. we are a fan of adorable creatures doing, well, anything. catching our eye today is this guy. he isn't the only pup trying to catch a free ride. jeanne moos is next. you deserve more than just flexibility and convenience.
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