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>> other ways to become a millionaire, stumbling on a rare piece of chinese porcelain. look for this bowl. >> looks like an ice cream bowl. >> it's huge. it sold for $2.2 million at an auction in new york this week. it's a thousand-year-old chinese porcelain ding bowl. the seller originally bought it at a yard sale for three bucks. experts say it's hard to recognize its worth because the only other one like it is in a museum in london. chicago's zoo welcomed a baby angolan colobus monkey, there it is with its mother, born on march 9th. the baby is all white so it can blend into its mother's long white hair. >> cute. thank you for starting your morning with us. >> much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning," which starts right now.
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good morning everyone, i'm christine romans. >> i'm victor blackwell. 8:00 on the east coast, 5:00 out west. good to have you this morning. first up, president obama is heading home later this hour from a whil wind four-day visit to the middle east. >> mr. obama made stops in israel, the west bank and jordan. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is in amman and joins us live. john, nice to see you. it's pretty low expectations for this trip. the white house careful not to really set a bar very high. any surprises come out of it? >> i think they set that bar so low so they knew they could jump it. there were surprises. the best test is not how high the president feels about improving relationships with netanyahu or giving speech to a people that was well received. first a sober discussion about the syrian refugee crisis and
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going to petra to visit the ancient ruins. he may feel he's in better standing with the israelis and the prime minister, the question is, every american president in my lifetime has picked up this ball, the middle east peace process and tried to deal with it. bill clinton years on it, george w. bush at the end of his term. we'll see if president obama has success. he came here with a somewhat dysfunctional relationship with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, and they were actually have been frosty in the past and either they're great actors or becoming better friends. >> it was important success the president accomplished getting israel to apologize to turk key for the deadly commando raid in 2010 that killed nine people. he's pushing israel to start peace talks with palestinians. how likely is that to get back
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on track and how important is the apology from benjamin netanyahu? >> reporter: the two things are not connected at all but could be connected down the road. turkey is a key u.s. ally, israel is a key u.s. ally, syria is in the middle. iran, you have questions what's happening in egypt, these are two countries in the region the american president needs to trust and likes to trust, he'd like to work together on the big challenges. the relationship in turkey the train was off the tracks for three years. that was something the president worked on quietly for months and brought together here. how does it possibly connect to the peace process? he did a favor for benjamin netanyahu. the more you have a working relationship, the more you build trust with somebody, maybe it helps down the road when he tries to push them back to the talks and on the talks there are so many obstacles we could spend
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a week talking about them. the president found an interesting approach, telling the palestinians, mr. netanyahu will keep building settlements in the west bank until you negotiate a stop to them, and telling mr. netanyahu the palestinian also keep going to the international committee for resolutions isolating israel unless you go to the table and make a deal. trying to turn negatives into positives. you want to do this within six months. if they're not negotiating in a few months then what looks like a good trip for the president maybe not so much in the rear view mirror. >> john king traveling with the president thank you. brace yourself for another round of the budget battle on capitol hill. we did get a brief lull at 5:00 in the morning in washington, just a few hours ago those democratic controlled senate passed its first formal budget proposal in four years, the largely party line vote was 50-49, it followed a marathon
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overnight session, it would increase taxes by $1 trillion over the next decade and goes to the republican dominated house where it's not expected to survive. the senate has already voted down the house's plan. in georgia a 14-year-old and 17-year-old are in custody expected to be charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 13-month-old boy. the baby's mother was pushing the little guy in a stroller thursday morning when two men approached her and demanded money. >> they're still looking for the gun and the motive. nick valencia is in the small town of brunswick in southeast georgia. nick you've gotten new information from police, what is that? >> reporter: good morning, victor. i just got off the phone with brunswick police officer todd rhodes and says the two suspects have officially been charged with first-degree murder and also tells me in response to this alleged alibi from demarcus elkins, the older suspect, now
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his aunt was saying that he was with her that night, that it's impossible that they got the wrong guy. yesterday after the press conference i asked the police that specific question how do you know you guys got the right individuals? as you mentioned the suspects were arrested with the help of the mother's description, they also said they cross-referenced with area school's attendance records to see who was missing that day but listen to what demarch kiss elkins' mother told our local affiliate last night. >> i am devastated. i'm sad because they got the wrong person. i hate what happened to that baby because no baby deserved to go through that but at the same time they're taking someone to jail that is innocent. i'm 100% de'marquis elkins was not there. >> reporter: officers say family members don't want to believe
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someone could do this. they have not gone in front of the court but new information to cnn they have officially been charged. >> let me ask you about what the town is doing about this. it must be tearing people up in that small town. >> reporter: absolutely. look at the headline from the brunswick newspaper, it encapsulates the sentiment, about how the community feels, a 13-month-old baby, the mother out for a normal walk when these two suspects approached her, she says she's never seen them a day before in her life. this community, christine, is really for all intents and purposes a very quiet, small community and it's really shocked this town to its core. it's not a very big place, about 15,000 people and the type of community where everyone knows everyone. >> nick valencia thank you for the reporting. all along the east coast,
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maybe you saw it, maybe you didn't, i was asleep, bright streaking fireball, a lot of people saw it last night. you can see it here captured by dash cam in washington, experts say it probably was a meteor. >> the flash lasted several seconds. because it happened around 8:00 eastern it lit up social media, sightings from florida to quebec. the faa is forced to close air traffic control towers at 149 regional airports across the country. >> the shutdowns would start next month and will save the faa $637 million. many controllers are worried about safety with fewer working towers. and when you go to the bigger airports you may come across a new way american airlines is boarding its flights. >> it gives preference to passengers who have no carry-ones. athena jones explains.
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>> reporter: will the boarding hassle ever change? on this american airlines flight passengers without carry-on bags get on faster. the company has been experimenting with a new policy that lets people without carry-on luggage board before folks with bags. >> i think it's actually great because i quite often check my bags. i think it's a good benefit. >> reporter: american isn't the first. frontier and alaska airlines already give priority to passengers without carry-on bags. american is testing this approach in austin, baltimore, ft. lauderdale and in washington-dulles, where some passengers we talked to liked the idea. >> sounds great, you need to get on the plane sooner. >> anything to improve the process and flow is excellent. >> reporter: others weren't on board. >> i don't like it, basically saying you have to pay the fee to get in. >> reporter: travel experts charlie leocca says airlines are
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constantly trying to find ways to speed up the board progress cess but american's policy probably won't make much of a dirves. >> those who really want to get space in the overhead will be jostling just like they are today but after all the people with carry-on bags that are going under the seat in front of them get on first. >> reporter: airlines collected nearly $1 billion in baggage fees in the third quarter of last year alone allowing passengers to check their bags could certainly add to the huge figure. christine, victor? >> much more ahead this hour. >> here is a look at what's coming up. some say it's a human right, others say it's just wrong, no matter where you stand, the showdown over same-sex marriage is finally here and ready for the ultimate test. plus a man pretending to be
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neosporin. use with band-aid brand bandages. our freedoms and the idea of equality. >> we must demand full equality for all. >> it's about time the supreme court weighed in on itnd hopefully they'll come down in favor of it. >> absolutely it will be done. i can't imagine anything else. to me it's an embarrassment it hasn't already been done. >> the march toward history always leads towards equality, i'm quoting martin luther king and i terribly ta pa rah phrased that but that's what we're
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hoping for. >> it will be overturned i hope. >> no matter where you stand on same-sex marriage, one thing is clear, the country's opinion is changing. 53% of americans according to a poll think same-sex marriage should be legally recognized under the law. 44% say it shouldn't. in 2008 the country's support was the opposite, 53% were against it. public opinion changing quickly on this issue. for the first time, next week the supreme court will take on the issue and eventually decide whether it's the states or the federal government who have the right to define marriage. joining me is the legal director for the legal rights campaign and ryan anderson, coauthor of "what is marriage? man and woman, a defense." brian your latest op-ed for you call this week's support of same-sex by the american academy of pediatrics a
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pr stunt. it's an organization of primary care pediatricians and specialists and it came out this week and said that a two-parent household is good for children, doesn't matter if it's a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, same-sex or heterosexual. >> there's no rigorous science that supports that conclusion. all of the science we have shows that mothering and fathering are distinct phenomenon and children do best with a married biological mother and father. it's american citizens and their elected representatives who should be voting, not five or nine unelected judges. >> hillary clinton came out in support of same-sex marriage, the former secretary of state, 2008 presidential candidate had backed civil unions but never
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made a full endorsement for marriage. she said it's about equality. listen. >> gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights. the united states should be a leader in defending those rights. >> do you think this is a move to influence the supreme court like the american academy of pediatrics trying to get their opinions out there before the courts decide. >> what you see from hillary clinton, american academy of pediatrics, and others this is an issue that is in front of the american people the way it never has been and a lots of folks want to make sure their position is clear. you've seen more and more folks coming out for equality. that's where our country is going. >> we showed the polls showing how quickly things have changed over the past four years do you
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see that sense of public opinion changing? >> i think public opinion is changing and that's why we shouldn't have the supreme court stop the conversation. what we don't need is for the supreme court to artificially stop the democratic process, which is what they did in rome, the nation was having a conversation about abortion and the court shut it down, struck down laws in all 50 states and it led to a 40-year culture war. we don't need the court treating another culture war on the question of marriage. let the citizens discuss and vote. >> you say the future of the country depends on the future of marriage and the future of marriage depends on citizens what it is and why it matters. what do you think will happen to the country if gays can marry? >> the state has an interest in marriage, it needs men and women to commit to each other as husband and wife and then take responsibility for their children as mothers and fathers.
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president obama says how he wished his father would have been more involved. >> what's wrong with two fathers. >> how can you redefine marriage to make fathers optional? it's not just two parents, it's a father and a mother. mothering and fathering are distinct phenomena and children do best and have a right to a mother and a father and that's what marriage does. >> brian i'll let you react to that point. >> first of all, these talking points are always ignoring the fact there are hundreds of thousands of children being raised by same-sex couples successfully in this country which is why you have the american academy of pediatrics an lots of other child welfare organizations that have come out in support of parenting and marriage for same-sex couples because they deserve a stable respected home just as much as those raised by opposite sex couples. i disagree somehow allowing those children to have a stable and legally recognized home is
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somehow a threat to marriage more broadly or to the institution that gay and lesbian couples are simply trying to join. >> let me ask you brian to react to ryaryan's point it would be supreme court stopping the democratic process. >> the supreme court is going to be doing its job to make sure that the laws of the country are consistent with our constitution and the guarantees for all people, minorities included, and that's what they're going to be doing next week. they're not breaking the rules of our democracy or stalling out the process. they're doing what they're there to do to make sure even if a law is passed by a state legislature or voted on by the people it can't be inconsistent with our constitution. >> thank you for spending your time on a saturday morning for an issue that is certainly something we'll be talking about in the weeks and months ahead. lindsay lohan, tiger woods, a rainbow house, what else can you say about the week that was? turns out plenty. so stay with us. diarrhea, gas, bloating?
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a. good morning atlanta. when i say good morning it's not that great. rain is coming down, high of 56 degrees and yes, it is spring, so we're told. the calendar says spring. it's downright nippy out here. everybody's favorite groundhog punxsutawney phil predicted it would be an early spring. is he in trouble, he incorrectly suggested that spring would come early. ohio prosecutor michael moser indicted punxsutawney phil for deception. he wants someone to pay for all the cold weather they're seeing. of course this is all in good
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fun. phil's handlers are pointing out that phil has been making predictions come on y'all since 1887 and he's going to make some mistakes but they also say it will probably continue. so i'm sure you've heard of people using seeing eye dogs according to about 10,000 people in the u.s. and canada use them. how about a dog with his own seeing eye dog? yes. meet this couple. isaac is a blind husky and bela is a small terrier that helps him out. they were found walking the streets of san bernardino, california, this say children's book, cartoon, disney movie, something. the rescue group is trying to find the pair a good home. a home somewhere over the rainbow and tiger is not on the prowl now at least. look back at the week that was.
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>> tiger woods and lindsey vonn are an item. >> that's why i support marriage for lesbian and gay couples. >> she faces her greatest challenge, get her husband for straight marriage. >> showing up an hour late. >> hillary on human rights and the motorcade that can't get motoring. uh-oh. this is not good. >> this driver filled up using regular gas instead of diesel. >> this is kind of embarrassing. >> reporter: secret service later denied that claim. >> nine times out of ten, somebody else did it. >> tiger is an incredibly private athlete. >> i wouldn't go that far. facebook official, tiger woods and lindsey vonn are dating.
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>> they made it facebook if you want to call it that. >> the best way to keep your relationship private is to post it on facebook. >> i support marriage for lesbian and gay couples. >> whoa, what? >> hillary clinton has come out in support of same-sex marriage. >> why now is. >> fueling speculation that she will run for president. >> ahh. >> for every gay couple in the country that gets married she'll give them free pant suits. >> every gay couple will not get one of these. >> brand new gay pride rainbow house. >> across the street from the controversial westborough baptist church. >> who? >> you know the ones calling gays the "f" word. >> did you see this video of the teen in l.a. asking supermodel kate upton to prom? not only did he get a twitter
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response. >> reporter: how could i turn down that video? i'll check my schedule. >> reporter: they put the nervous teenager on the phone with her. >> hi, kate. >> reporter: if she says yes he promises to keep her out all night, sort of. >> until 11:00, that's my curfew. >> reporter: lindsay lohan was back in court this beak. >> she does this on the third weekend of every month. >> reporter: and she was almost an hour late. >> who in their right mind would schedule a lindsay lohan court appearance for the morning after st. patrick's day. >> reporter: she pleaded no contest to reckless driving. and that's a look at the week that was. scarlet letter no more, north carolina gives in to critics on immigration. what major change did they make? we'll tell you. a
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and you'll money. my choice. my meineke. . bottom of the hour now welcome back everyone. good morning, i'm christine romans. >> i'm victor brac blackwell. >> president obama leaving j jordan to head back home. he made stops in israel and the west bank and while the white house kept expectations for this trip low, mr. obama is coming home with diplomatic cous. mr. obama will be coming home to a just passed senate budget proposal. it squeaked through the democratic-controlled senate by a razor thin vote of 50-49, that happened at 5:00 in the morning here all but four democrats
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voted in favor of the plan which would increase taxes by $1 trillion over the next decade, all the republican senators opposed it. north carolina is aunnoing a new look for license issued to some undocumented immigrants. the licenses will look similar to traditional licenses, but will carry the words "legal presence, no lawful status." north carolina drew fire over the original licenses which had a pink stripe across the card, some critics compared it to a scarlet letter. in new york the event starts at noon at the vietnam veterans memorial plaza in manhattan. investigators trying to see if the dead ex-conhad any involvement of a murder in
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january. evan ebel died after a shoot-out in texas with police that was thursday. police are focusing on the car which fits the description of the vehicle seen the night tom clements, colorado's executive director of corrections was shot and killed at his front door. >> cnn's jim spellman is live in colorado springs. investigators say ebel is a suspect in the colorado case. what makes investigators think he may have had something to do with the murder of a prosecutor in texas? >> reporter: well, it has a similar m.o. if you will in that it's a public official gunned down for no robbery, no other thing going on at the time and the connection to white power, white supremacist prison gang. ebel was a member of the 211 gang in colorado, white supremacist prison gang. prosecutors in texas were doing with the aryan brotherhood,
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another nationwide white supremacist prison gang, three days after ebel was released in jail in colorado that a man was gunned down in a parking lot. so between the geography, the public official being gunned down and the white supremacist prison gang angle they want to be sure to explore this locally and the fbi involved and seeing if there is any similarity, any connection between evan ebel and the case in kaufman county. >> any new developments in the investigation? >> reporter: right now in el paso county, colorado, colorado springs area the sheriff's deputies are working to formally relate evidence from the tom clements scene to the car in texas and feel strongly evan ebel is the man in the tom clements case. they're working with the department of corrections to see
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if there's connection to people in jail, the 211 prison gang that evan ebel was a part of, was there a hit put out, a conspiracy for this man to get out of jail and immediately allegedly at this point gun down his prison official. what's going on with the prison gangs? prisons in colorado on lockdown all weekend because of all of the attention to the prison gang but also so they can investigate and do the work inside the prison to see if there is a connection on the outside. >> speaking of connections, jim, there's one that's really bizarre, governor hickenlooper of colorado. explain this. >> reporter: it's very unusual. the morning after tom clements died, governor hickenlooper made a very emotional speech, he talked about when he was hiring tom clements two years ago he told him about a friend of his who had a son in the prison system who had been in solitary confinement and he talked about the reaction that he got from
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tom clements when he brought that up, that he was a reformer, somebody that wanted to alter the system. turns out that man he was talking about was the father of evan ebel, known him for over 30 years, this man is a prominent oil and gas attorney in the denver area and in a previous life governor hickenlooper also worked in the industry and similar firm so they've known each other for ages as this troubled young man, evan ebel, the governor knew the family closely, turns out that's who he was talking about. unusual this would be related to a close friend of the governor. >> jim spellman thanks. what a sad and mysterious story from the beginning. >> and still growing. thanks, jim. farms and ar-15s, they come into a sentence and you typically don't hear those two together. up next why the hunt for wild hogs in georgia is also a reason why some say they need the right to these so-called assault rivals. [ female announcer ] this is your moment.
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in the battle over guns in america assault rifles and their call the ar-15 are under fire. the military guns used in the newtown massacre at sandy hook. critics say no one needs that power for work or play but that's not totally true. in southwest georgia i found a company that needs them to solve an expensive problem and a warning, there's a possibility you might find some of this video disturbing. for jim pritchard, it's planting season. the past few days have been long
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and hard, sowing corn seed. how many acres here? >> approximately 80 acres. >> reporter: he's done for the day. soon the sun will set but by morning all his hard work could be ruined and seeds stolen under the cover of darkness. >> one year, in two nights i lost 18 acres. >> reporter: 18 acres in two nights. that's worth how much to you? >> wound up costing me in lost yield about $9,000. >> reporter: but thieves are not the problem. what has that problem been? >> they're pigs root up the corn seed after you plant it. >> reporter: wild pig, hogs annihilate corn, peanuts, beans, virtually any crop on his 700 acres. the wild hogs have worn a path through this field they come through so often and this is where they scrape the mud off on the pine trees, you can see it on the bark there. look at this one. it's happened so often about two and a half feet of the bark has been scraped off. he's tried everything to nurture
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his crop. >> i need a good man with a good gun. >> i'm a good man with a great gun. >> reporter: that's one of his six ar-15s, the gun of choice for hog hunters, it's light, easy to carry and has little recoil. hal works for 16 farmers covering nearly 100,000 acres. >> we kill them all, big boar, mama with a bunch of little foobl footballs. >> reporter: his company is hogswat. >> i do this as a free service to my farmers and in exchange they allow me to bring paying customers. >> reporter: $500 per customer to train cross-hairs everyone from experienced big game hunters to novices. he invited us on a hunt so we loaded up the hambulance and hit the rough and winding dirt roads. farm after farm it seemed the
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hog's timing was better than ours so we pulled in and waited. >> we're in the middle of a 700-acre field, we have 1,200 yards, 1,300 yards. we'll see them come out of the trees. >> reporter: while we waited we talked about the gear at the center of a national battle. when you say 30-round mag that's a hot political button. >> sure it is because people decided to make it one. tragedies happen but the weapon didn't create these tragedies. sick individuals use this weapon, this tool and they did something destructive with it, something ugly and there's nothing else you can say about it. >> reporter: one more phrain red scan of the field and a boar roughly 400 yards a with a. we rush out and stealthily approach. he steadies his ar-15. >> this is a pretty average
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size, he's probably 130, 140. >> reporter: for hogswat and the farmers of south georgia this is success. who needs this weapon outside of the military, someone who wants to kill someone else? >> well i mean need is a big word. you don't need a lot of things but you choose to use because they make your job easier. could do this with a single shot weapon. i wouldn't be near as effective. i could do it but i don't want to. i'm a legal, responsible gun owner. i evaluated all of the different weapons out there and i decided that this weapon is, what makes sense for me and my company. >> i also asked about the 30-round mag, can do you this with a ten-round mag he said i could do it but he said he wouldn't be as effective and here's why. in this hunt over my shoulder there's one boar.
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if there had been a sow with 12 babies, that's possible, he wants to have the firepower to fire off as many shots in repetition without having to reload so let's move on to the jodi arias trial, a lot of people talking about this, we have a new look at arias the night she was told she was being indicted, she's doing a headstand here not in the gym, it's in the interrogation room. that's not all she did. [ female announcer ] birdhouse plans. nacho pans.
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killer's dad. emily parker was one of 20 gunned down in connecticut in last december. he talked about meeting adam lanza's father. >> when you walked into the room and there is the father of this young man who took your daughter's life, what goes through your mind? >> one of the main reasons that i wanted to speak to him, i wanted to speak to him as a father one father to another father and i understand that despite the circumstances he lost his son and that he needed to grieve that as well just as much as i needed my daughter so i wanted to express those condolences to him and i felt we were able to do that for each other. >> wow. today in newtown, connecticut, more than 60,000 are expected to gather for the sandy hook run for the families. money raised from that run will benefit the families, victor. new video surveillance video
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has been released of jodi arias from 2008, this is during the inteogation interview, cameras were recording arias' movements the moment she found out she was being charged with the murder of her boyfriend travis alexander. listen to this reaction. >> the grand jury indicted you. >> it's all public now. >> it's public record. >> does everyone know? >> if someone checks public record they can check it. >> on the news tonight? >> we don't record anything in the news. >> earlier i asked jane velez-mitchell what she thought about arias' peculiar behavior? >> it's so telling, victor, this woman is a malignant narcissist. it's all about jodi all the time and if you can't get positive attention, she'll go for negative attention. put another way, she didn't
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achieve fame in her life she'd like to achieve so she's going for infamy. >> there's one point where jodi asks to see the crime scene photo and she knows she killed travis alexander. what do you make of that? what's the rationale for that? >> there's two possibilities and maybe they're both right. one of course travis's friends say she's a stalker to maybe this is part of her obsession, even in death she still is obsessed with travis alexander and wants to study and get close to anything that has anything to do with travis, to look at his body again. the other is that she's on the hot seat being grilled by detectives and she wants to come up with a story. this is right around the time that she comes up with that story that oh, two masked intruders burst into the house, these ninjas and i managed to escape. was she looking at the crime scene photos and concocting that story in her head. >> do we think the prosecutor will introduce the video into
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his rebuttal? >> they've had the interrogation tapes for years and if they felt they were that significant they could have introduced them at the beginning of the case but this is a three-dimensional chess game taken could be let's say if the next witness for the defense the expert for battered women, the domestic violence expert hits some home runs maybe they decide hey we're going to try to get this in and show her behaving in an erratic manner. she stands on her head, she sings, she does a back bend, a very erotic yoga back bend. maybe they will try to introduce that as evidence that no, she's not really a battered woman. she was trivializing this entire tragedy right up until the moment that they put the cuffs on her. so we don't know what's going to happen yet. we're in the end game. >> i want to play part of the video and get your reaction where jodi admits she was not comfortable with travis dating other women and that they'd actually fought about it. listen. >> he told me, he's like you
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know, travis is dating, and i said okay, and i assumed he was going on dates. he's like no he's really trying to date and i said, okay. he's desperate to get married. . that might i confronted him about it, we had a really big fight, things were thrown in the mix together. >> there are lots of lies from jodi arias. she said on the stand she did not have a problem with it, could this be the motive for the murder? >> yes, absolutely. there have been so many phrases injected in the case, ptsd, the prosecutor says this is an old-fashioned case of if i can't have you, nobody else can, that this was a woman who was jealous because she's sleeping with this man. she's having raunchy sex with this guy but he wants to marry
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someone else. indeed she's not good enough in his mind to take on a vacation to cancun. he's taking another woman to cancun. she claimed on the stand oh i wasn't upset about that but you see on the interrogation tape she contradicts herself and says i was upset about travis alexander dating other women. hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, i hate to quote shakespeare but it applies. >> jane velez-mitchell is covering the trial like no one else. stay up to speed, catch a program on hln weeknights at 7:00 eastern. when you're traveling to cities around the world the best way to get a real taste of the place is through the local food. cnn ireport has teamed one "travel & leisure" magazine to create a global list of 100 places to eat like a local. >> reporter: hello, i'm
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sumnima udas. this is one of the most crowded cities so you have to come in one of these. delhi is all about street food and narrow streets that sell round flatbreads stuffed with all kinds of ingredients as a local favorite and what i love about this place is the madness of it all. you feel like you're in the middle of all of this action and it doesn't get more authentic than this. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> so there are 45 different types and i'm going to order one of the most popular dishes here. here is my food and for less than $1 you can get an entire meal.
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so he's the owner of this place. what makes this place so special? >> this was started by my father in '72. >> reporter: the cooking style is the same for the past 100 years? how many people come here every day? >> about 1,000, 15,500 people come here and enjoy. >> reporter: so the whole point is not to stuff yourself with just paratas because the street is full of all kinds of delic y delicacies. this place sells the least luci in town, which is essentially yogurt and water. a
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. good saturday morning to you everyone. i'm christine romans. >> i'm victor blackwell. coming up on 9:00 on the east coast, close to 6:00 out west. thanks for starting your day with us. >> just about an hour ago we learned a 14-year-old and 17-year-old in georgia have been charged with the first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 13-month-old boy.
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baby's mother was pushing him in the stroller thursday morning, two young men approached her and demanded money. >> police relied on the mother's description and school attendance records to identify the suspects. they're looking for the gun and a motive. nick valencia is in brunswick, southeast georgia. nick, police say they're confident they've arrested the right guys. is it possible because we're hearing from family members that one of the suspects has an alibi. >> reporter: victor i asked police after the press conference yesterday about that, how confident are you guys that you got the right two suspects? they said they used the mother's description to pin down the two suspects as well as you mentioned the attendance records they cross-referenced to see who was missing in class that day. this is a small town. you've covered this area before, 15,000 people in this community, it's a town where everybody knows everyone but take a listen to what the aunt of dejsh marquise elkins told her local
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affiliate last night. >> i am devastated. i'm sad because they got the wrong person. i hate what happened to that baby because no baby deserve to go through that but at the same time they taking someone to jail that is innocent. i am 100% positive that de'marquise elkins was not the crime scene, he was at my residence. >> reporter: i asked officer todd rhodes about the allegations made by the aunt and he said "nick, any time something like this happens you're going to have family members that don't want to believe their loved ones are capable of something like this." as christine mentioned earlier they're innocent until proven guilty, that's what the officer told us, "they are innocent until proven guilty." victor? >> the effect on the tiny town southeast georgia, small community, this must be really
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tearing people up. >> reporter: it is. it's devastating the people here, it's a tight knit community. they're shocked the national media showed up here but considering the tragedy and the travesty of this 13-month-old killed they were very shocked it would happen in a quiet town, the area where it happened is a mixture of historic homes as well as public housing but even still having said that, i talked to the city manager yesterday and he told me this area doesn't have a gang problem, there have been shootings there in the past, usually drug-related, there's no indication that this is drug related. the mother was saying that these two young boys were trying to rob her. so far police have not nailed down a clear motive, they're also looking for the handgun, they conducted three search warrants yesterday. i spoke to officer todd rhodes today, still no gun found. we'll be back with the latest when we have more information. >> nick before you go, i watched the interview with the mother, sherri west and she cried her way through the story,
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understandably. you also spoke with the child's father yesterday. what did he say? >> reporter: i did, i spoke with sherri west as well at length not after the arrests were announced but i only spoke to louis santiago, the father of this young baby, antonio angel santiago. he told me he's making it. it's bittersweet, sweet because the arrest happened but he tells me this was his pride and joy. he's the father of seven children, this is his 13-month-old was his pride and joy. he said he was just starting to form a personality and he's just suffering from this tragedy still, trying to get in touch with him to get the reaction about how they're dealing with things today, if and when we do we'll let you know. >> just when they start to get up and walk around and explore and this happens. nick valencia in brunswick, georgia, thank you.
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13 hours, that's how long it took for the senate to pass its first formal budget proposal in four years after a marathon overnight session called a vote-o-ramap. keep in mind the senate is supposed to pass a budget every year. this one was approved at 5:00 a.m. today by a razor thin margin 50-49. all but four democrats voted for it, no republicans did. it would raise taxes by $1 trillion over the next decade and join the house republican bill which just got shot down in the senate, and president obama expected to unveil his own version soon. speaking of president obama he's on his way home aboard air force one, he left oman, jordan, a short time ago. king abdullah was there to say farewell, jordan is a close ally. during his whirlwind four-day visit to the middle east he stopped in israel and the west bank and urged young israelis to seek peace with the palestinians and got israel to apologize to turkey for a raid that killed nine activists on a turkish ship.
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the president is flying home if you're flying out across the country, starting next month the faa announced it's shutting down 149 air traffic control towers because of those forced spending cuts. the closures will be phased in over a month starting next month in april. controllers many of them now out of work have concerns that the skies will be less safe. speaking about the skies being less safe a man from france headed to florida tried to dupe an airline crew into thinking he was the pilot a cording to philadelphia police. they say the man got off the plane but didn't get away. they've charged him with trespassing, impersonating a public servant and lying to police. lisa sylvester explains how he posed as a pilot. lisa? >> he was a ticketed passenger so he didn't breach security. when he didn't like his seat assignment authorities say he tried to pass himself off as a pilot. in the movie "catch me if you
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can" a smooth-talking leonardo dicaprio travels around the world posing as a pilot. >> been a while, which one is the jump suit? >> reporter: philippe jenard a retired winemaker was traveling from france to west palm beach, dressed in a white button down shirt with an air france logo over the pocket and carrying what looked like a black pilot's jacket with bold stripes on the shoulder. jennard tried to get his seat upgraded from coach but the agent said business class was full and couldn't accommodate hs request. that's when he boarded the plane and went straight to the cockpit and sat behind the pilot in what's known as a jump seat. according to the ifily fill police the pilots became suspicion when jennard couldn't figure out how to fasten the strap. when questioned he didn't have any of the proper paperwork and
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became argumentative. >> this has happened before -- >> reporter: retired airplane pilot mark weiss explains how pilots always have to show credentials. >> in order to have access to the cockpit once the cockpit door is closed the paperwork that you have to have would normally come from the ticket counter or the gate agent, company specific paperwork following federal guidelines. >> reporter: jennard was carrying a fake i.d. he faces charges of trespassing, impersonation and lying to police. the fbi is also investigating. law enforcement officials said investigators haven't found any links to terrorism. still passengers on the plane all had similar reactions. >> that's pretty scary and i fly every week so that's pretty concerning. >> that's not -- yeah, there's no way. >> i think it's crazy. >> reporter: authorities want to know what was his motive? was it just for the perks and having a better seat or life
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imitating art. ♪ let's fly, let's fly away >> reminiscent of the movie with leonardo dicaprio. >> i don't think it was quite that far. this guy didn't look like leonardo dicaprio. >> after being confronted he became very angry, he was escorted off the plane. at this point it wasn't immediately apparent to airline officials this was even a criminal situation. he was rebooked on another flight but that's when security was alerted and they immediately contacted the philly police and arrested him at the gate where he was waiting for his next flight. christine, victor. from tennis star to accused stalker, the downward spiral jennifer capriati has hit rock bottom. we'll look at the bizarre case of the one-team teen queen. [ female announcer ] how do you define your moment? the blissful pause just before that rich sweetness touches your lips. the delightful discovery,
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now to legal and former
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tennis star jennifer capriati is being charged with stalking and battering of her ex-boyfriend. the alleged incident occurred valentine's day at this gym where she's accused of punching ivan brennan. she's not been arrested but is scheduled to appear in court to face these charges in april. let's bring in cnn legal contributor paul callan. how much trouble is she in? >> valentine's day is always a dangerous day, christine. she's facing two counts, one that she actually physically assaulted the alleged victim and the second cyber stalking, both misdemeanor counts, each carries as much as a year in prison. usually you don't get prison time but they're serious charges. >> how unusual is it to have a celebrity accused of doing the stalking and not the other way around? >> christine it's highly unusual. usually of course it's the celebrity being stalked by some stranger that we read about in
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the newspaper, and there's another thing that's unusual here, i was looking at the statistics, although over 3 million americans have been stalked annually according to department of justice statistics, more often than not the stalker is a male, usually almost 90% of the time, believe it or not, despite what you see in the movies the stalker is a male. here the victim allegedly is a male with a stalker a female so this flips the whole phenomena upside down. >> she hasn't been arrested. she's been charged, has to appear in court in april. what is the process going to be like for her? >> she'll be offered an opportunity to plead guilty, possibly resolve it. usually these things are resolved with a restraining order, that sort of thing. you stay away from the person you're allegedly stalking but if she insists oen a trial and says she's innocent, wow, this is going to be a real slugfest because the former boyfriend says he was punched in the chest
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four times, rescued by a yoga instructor at the gym and has photographs of his damaged chest and also say jennifer capriati was making upwards of 50, maybe hundreds of phone calls to him, 50 of those to his workplace so it will be quite a battle in court. >> if she fights this, what will lawyers be looking for to try to defend this case? >> capriati's lawyer says it's nonsense, that this is just a romantic relationship that didn't work out. there are also reports that branon has an arrest for drug use and one of his former girl friends who appeared on one of these celebrity restaurant shows has come forward and said you know something? he made false stalking complaints against me. so all of this has the potential to come up in a very, very highly publicized trial if the case goes forward.
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>> sounds like not a great valentine's day for the two of them. no question. paul callan, thank you very much. >> always nice being with you. one high schooler has a lot of moxie, he invited kate upton to his prom. she says she's got to check her schedule but her decision came with a lot of pressure. we'll explain. hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you?
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good morning, colorado. wow, that is the colorado/kansas border we're told. you can see that it is snowy and cold. welcome spring? >> yeah, spring. creeping, creeping, creeping, i-25 and 50th in colorado dealing with the snow. god love you. this may not be the behavior we want to encourage. >> but a teen boy asks supermodel kate upton to prom and she is considering it. cnn's jeanne moos has more.
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>> reporter: everyone wants her. will mithis california high schl senior get her? >> everyone was like you're crazy, you'll embarrass yourself. >> reporter: instead, he ended up on the "today" show talking to the "sports illustrated" swimsuit model on the phone. >> this just got so much better now that you're on the phone. >> i absolutely loved the video. >> reporter: this video. >> inviting to you my senior prom on may 23rd. >> reporter: from the chaise lounge to the mirror he wooed her. >> we can go around all night long until 11:00, my curfew. you're on the cover of "sports illustrated" i read "sports illustrated. ". >> reporter: she even tweeted requests how could i turn down
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that video? i'll check my schedule." mila kunis was invited to the marine corps ball via youtube video. >> let's talk more but you can call me scott. >> reporter: they ended up going together and justin timberlake an invite from this marine corporal. >> if you can't go all i have to say is cry me a river. >> reporter: nobody had to cry, justin said yes. but a shower scene? >> kate, can i call you katie? okay, kate works. >> reporter: nice touch, bantering from the shower, jake, but maybe a little too forward. just because kate upton goes polar bear doesn't mean you have to. >> you like fine dining, i like fine dining. >> reporter: jake says his friends keep imitating what he calls his nasally voice. >> you like fine dining, i like fine dining. >> reporter: stricken by allergies, meanwhile kate upton's been stricken by
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pressure, she told mashable -- >> the pressure is on and i feel like, you guys, the news is putting it. >> reporter: please don't let us screw it up for him. >> what time should i pick you up? >> reporter: she says she still has to adjust her schedule while he's adjusting his savings to splurge on wheels for prom night. >> old vintage rolls-royce i could rent out. >> reporter: jake's got visions of the rolls-royce of swimsuit models swimming in his head. jeanne moos, cnn. >> you like fine dining, i like fine dining. >> i like it, it always makes a big ask. maybe you've run a marathon or two, maybe a half more than. we'll introduce a woman who is completing her 52nd marathon. her story just ahead. first an update on one of our top ten cnn heros from 2009, bartender doc henley founded wine to water to combat the global water crisis.
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today he's providing clean water to more than 150,000 people in 15 countries, including syria. >> here in the u.s. it's hard for us to understand the water crisis because we have it right at our fingertips. there's some countries where it takes many women and children four and five hours every single day just to get water, and it's filthy and making their children sick. you see that firsthand, you can't help but be changed from that. my name is doc hendley. i used to be a bartender and now i bring water to the world. before we were able to reach four different countries and now we're in 15 different countries. syria is our latest one. in syria, every single day people are leaving their homes, fleeing to the border areas, in the camps the living conditions are terrible. they don't have access to the basic essentials.
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right now we're actively working in two camps in the northwestern region of syria. i was able to bring about 350 water filters a couple months ago. syria is the first location that we're actually using these filters, filter up to 250 gallons of water every single day for ten years. we have a partnership with an organization called stop hunger now, we'll be sending a container with about 250,000 meals and another 1,000 water filters. this will be just the first of many shipments hopefully. there's no way to describe the feeling when you see a family have crystal clear water for the first time. lot of people think what can we do? you can make a difference in one family's life.
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