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>> you should ask for more than that. >> what do they get if you win game three? >> more. i already agreed to that. >> good for them. watch march madness action tonight on our sister network. that's it for me. "cnn newsroom" continues. have a great weekend. unsterilized needles, sickening discoveries, investigators are finding out this dentist's office is a menace to public health. getting tested for hiv and hepatitis. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. north korea now pointing rockets at u.s. targets. the country's leader says the time has come to settle accounts. plus, he won $338 million in powerball this week. but a previous arrest warrant is coming back to haunt him, costing him big bucks. and a former nfl player
outed after an alleged fight with an ex-boyfriend. he speaks publicly about his sexuality for the very first time today. top of the hour. i'm brooke baldwin. good to be with you on a friday. they say it looked normal this tulsa dentist office. this is the outdoors. then came the case of hepatitis. two health inspections and now a warning to thousands of patients, if you went to this dentist, dr. harrington, dr. scott harrington, please get tested. get tested for hepatitis, get tested for hiv. 7,000 patients. >> we're hoping that anyone that hasn't been tested that did go to that practice will actually go seek testing. and if they're afraid to go to
the health department, we ask them to go to their private physician and visit with them and get tested. >> again, health authorities are saying 7,000 people need to get tested as soon as possible for hepatitis b, possibly hepatitis c, and possibly hiv. now with me on the phone is joyce baylor from tulsa. she was one of the patients of dr. harrington. mrs. baylor, i know this is bad news for you and i've been told you got worse news. you found out, you can't even go to your doctor to be tested. where do you have to go? >> i can barely hear you. >> mrs. baylor, this is brooke. can you hear me? i'll try to speak slow and clearly for you. >> that's good now. >> you just got some news that you can't go to your doctor. >> no, i can't. because of the investigation. >> so where do you have to go? >> to the health department. >> how frustrated are you? >> i'm very frustrated. and i'm disappointed. and i'm angry. >> how many times have you seen
this dr. harrington? >> i saw him a year and a half ago when i had some dental work done. >> and what was he like? >> well, he was okay. you know, you don't expect anything negative when you go to a doctor. and you put your trust in them. and that's what i did. and now this has happened and i'm very angry because i have to be inconvenienced not knowing if there is a problem, and can't go to my own doctor. >> i want you to just listen again here to the head of the dentistry board talking about the inspections at dr. harrington's office. inspections happened two days apart, in mid-march. take a listen. >> when the health inspectors went in there, the health department investigators, they saw things that you wouldn't necessarily know unless you pulled open cabinets and looked and were looking for specific items like we were that day. we went to follow up on their
investigation and see the things that they had told me that they had seen that i frankly just couldn't believe. and when we got there, and went further into the investigation, looking at things that we normally look at, it was actually a lot worse than we had expected. >> so mrs. baylor, i'm just going to run through, we reviewed the dentistry's board multiple page complaint. this is some of what they found here. rusty instruments, that means they can't be sterilized. they found plastic storage boxes stained by open vials of medication, multiple bottles of hydrocodone syrup at a dentist office. why? everywhere they looked, risks of cross contamination. did you, ma'am, when you went about a year and a half ago, did you see anything that seemed suspicious at all to you? >> no, not at all. i suppose i wasn't really looking for anything. it was a clean office. very well decorated. the decor was, you know -- the
waiting room was just immaculate. and i didn't -- you really don't go in to doctor's office looking for odd things. at least i don't. you put your trust in them. >> absolutely. i was about to make the point you made a moment ago. you go to a doctor, a dentist, you go in trusting them. >> yeah. >> right? >> exactly. exactly. it is like going to the grocery store and buying certain products. you trust that product. does that make sense? >> absolutely. yes, ma'am. and, tell me how did you first hear about the news? >> well, channel 6 breaking news and the tulsa world on my internet. >> so final question, if you had this dentist in front of you, joyce baylor, what would you say to him? >> i would just want to know why he allowed this to happen. being a professional.
and did he not have finances to buy the right equipment? does that make sense? >> all valid questions. we wish you well when you do go to the health department and hopefully get a clean bill of health. joy baylor, one of the 7,000 patients now having to test for hiv and hepatitis because of this. thank you, i appreciate it. want to move on here. georgia city commissioner has apologized after being charged with telling the family of a murder suspect not to talk to police in the case of a baby shot dead in his stroller. james brooks lawyer says brooks was trying to help the family and they had duped him. >> mr. brooks went to the aid of a constituent, and found out later that what they had been telling him and members of the community wasn't true.
>> police say this 13-month-old child was shot in the face last thursday when two teens tried to rob the baby's mother and these two are accused of murder. several family members of one of the suspects are charged with hindering the investigation. police are looking into the possibility that the shooting was gang related. north korea says it has rockets aimed at american targets including u.s. military bases in both the pacific and south korea. take a look at this photo with me. here he is, the leader of north korean leader kim jong-un meeting with military leaders today. here he is, sorting through documents. but you'll see in a moment, there is a map behind him. see that over his left shoulder. lines drawn to places like hawaii, places like california, and what's more is this.
yet another piece of propaganda video, shows animation of north korean missiles destroying u.s. bomber planes. this comes just a day after the united states sent b-2 stealth bombers over south korea for military drills, a move that north korea says is a threat of quote/unquote nuclear war. bev within reporting, getting and hearing this growing rhetoric from north korea in recent weeks, the nation calling the u.s. warmongers and imperialists. u.s. officials, they say they are concerned. >> i think they're very provocative actions. and belligerent tone has ratcheted up the danger. and we have to understand that reality. >> so chris lawrence for us at the pentagon. chris, i want a reality check. how serious now is the u.s. taking this threat that rockets are aimed and ready to fire? >> well, brooke, they're not
worried about any rockets striking austin, l.a., hawaii, places like that. what they are concerned about, though, are those rockets that could be aimed at some of the islands around south korea, some of the local regional attacks. they don't believe at this point that kim jong-un is going to launch any sort of massive strike against the united states. but they're very worried that north korea may come right up to the edge of these provocations and then tumble over the edge. in other words, a localized strike, like when they shell those border islands around south korea, just a few years ago, they're worried about what that could do and what sort of escalation could happen from a smaller local attack like that. >> so if you're talking the smaller islands around south korea, my next question would be what would north korea have to do, chris, for the u.s. to actually take military action and if we did, what would the u.s. response actually look like? >> well, maybe no mistake, the
first response by all accounts is going to come from south korea. they have the most assets in that area. they are ready 24/7/365. but that new agreement that south korea and the u.s. recently signed, just last week, basically brings the u.s. in the loop very early. so even a small attack, like north korea shells one of those islands, the u.s. would be right in the middle of those discussions, helping to formulate some sort of response. the goal is to keep that response forceful yet not do something that may be over the top or overreactive, and things start spiraling out of control where it can't be stopped. >> we also, chris, showed some of the video of, you know, u.s. showing its military might with the bomber flights, the military drills. is the u.s. adding tensions in the region by doing that? >> i talked to an official, just a few minutes ago, he said, you know, look, the b-2 is what is
called the strategic manned asset, a special asset in that it requires a higher level of approval to operate. a regional commander can't just call one in the theater from missouri. i'm told that these were very deep discussions between the pentagon and senior officials, all the way up to the national security council and the white house, on whether this should be used. there were other options considered, both perhaps less forceful than flying that b-2 and more forceful, but ultimately it was secretary of defense chuck hagel who signed the order to fly that b-2. the goal wasn't just a message to north korea to show the united states' reach, but also, i'm told, reassurance to the south koreans that the u.s. is behind them and there is no need to overreact to some of these provocations from north korea. >> they have got their back, essentially. chris lawrence at the pentagon, appreciate it, chris. now to this mystery behind this massive landslide.
might actually be solved. we have been talking about this all week long here. more than a dozen homes in washington state threatened. some on the edge of this newly formed cliff here. well, now a geologist called to the scene is explaining what could have triggered this massive landslide. plus, sexuality and sports. a former nfl player outed by an alleged fight with his ex-boyfriend, now he's speaking publicly about his sexuality for the very first time only to cnn. [ male announcer ] if she keeps serving up sneezes...
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sick to work. a deal is expected to be reached requiring all companies with 20 or more workers must provide paid time off. it would take effect in april of next year if it gets final approval from city council. it is incredible, this land here, it is still moving near the homes perched precariously among the cliff of washington state. this is the view in whidbey island. a landslide like this happens once every 100 or 200 years. no one is saying for sure exactly what triggered one this week, but here's this. >> when you get lots of water, the water pressure can push the sand grains apart and then there is no cohesion and the stuff moves. >> karen mccoy lives in the area, moved in a couple of months ago. she's now waiting and watching her own house. >> i thought of it, like a huge, huge wave crashing against the cement wall.
and it was just really strong. >> there is a lot of anxiety about, like, what's going to happen, will i be able to move back home. >> one home here was totally destroyed. dozens of others have been evacuated. wounded soldiers and veterans can now get a little faster screening at our nation's airport. the new move by the tsa allows wounded warriors to keep things on, like their jackets and hats and keep their laptop computers while going through airport security. they will need to call or e-mail the tsa in advance to give them a heads up, but this news comes two weeks after a disabled marine was humiliated by his treatment at an airport in phoenix. this week, this new jersey man right here became one of the richest men in america. the sole winner, see the ginormous check, 338 million bucks in powerball winnings. this dominican immigrant saying this through his translator. >> is there something particular
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nearly every part of society has become increasingly accepting of gays and lesbians over the last couple of years, with one huge exception. professional sports. some ugly examples of homophobia have made headlines and no one who plays football or basketball or baseball or hockey for that matter has ever come out, at least not while they were actively playing. so we should add there was some news this week from cbs sports mike freeman that a current nfler is considering coming out.
let me tell you this, when kwame harris played pro football, no one in the locker room doubted he was straight. but he wasn't. and he kept that secret during his pro career. former teammate coy wire talked to him about the pressure he was under to keep quiet. >> kwame harris was always a standout football player, from high school to stanford university to first round pick in the 2003 draft. he played six seasons in the pros, five with the san francisco 49ers, and one with the oakland raiders. >> i love football. football provided me with some experiences and some opportunities that i wouldn't trade for anything else. but at the same time, the cost was great in asking me to not speak candidly or be able to be open about myself and in this complete manner. >> reporter: harris is gay. he said he's always known this, but concealed it until recently. >> i wasn't publicly out until -- until about, i don't
know, beginning of the super bowl, when it was publicized. >> reporter: it was publicized after an alleged altercation with an ex-boyfriend outside of a restaurant. not long after, current 49er chris culver made this comment on artie lange's radio show. >> ain't got no gay people on the team. they got to get up out of here if they do. >> reporter: culver ultimately apologized, but the sentiment is not uncommon in the sports world. last baseball season, toronto short stop escobar was suspended for three games for a gay slur written in spanish in the grease under his eyes. 'apologized as well. but it does explain why no player in any of the four major male professional sports in the u.s. has ever come out while playing. did you ever consider coming out while you were a player? >> no. not while i was playing. i didn't see those two things as being compatible. now when i look back in hindsight, if i could have done it differently, i would like to think i would find the strength
or find the fortitude or the grace to kind of make the hard decision. >> reporter: the lost closet is an organization to encourage the end of homophobia in sports. >> jackie robinson when he came into baseball, he had trouble, but it was the management that took care of him and made it okay. >> reporter: yakker points out for many players, it is a nonissue. >> we're going to support him, and we're going to treat him like we treat everybody else, every other teammate with love and fairness and kindness and compassion because we know it is really going to be a tough burden on that person. >> reporter: for harris, the burden almost became too much to bear. >> you want to escape the stare, the turmoil and your mind goes to dark places sometimes. but i would just say that i -- i'm happy today. i'm glad that, you know, i didn't actually -- i didn't act on any of those things and that, you know, it does get better.
>> reporter: you haven't spoken about this to any media at all. so why now? >> i want people, whether they're gay athletes or athletes still in the closet or youth who aren't quite sure what their sexuality is to realize that not only is that not unique, that those feelings are common feelings. don't feel incredibly alone and having these questions. secondly, that i am gay and i'm a former athlete and i think i'm a pretty normal guy. >> reporter: coy wire, cnn, stanford, california. >> what do you think of his decisions? send me a tweet. let me tell you, i'll be doing the 7:00 show tonight and coy wire will be in studio with me. we'll talk to him more about his discussion with kwame and whether he wishes he had come out while he was playing. coming up, tax time. it is just around the corner and facebook founder mark zuckerberg just got handed a huge tax bill. find out exactly how much he has
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much good they'll actually do for the economy. how much the project makes sense. and we'll better finance projects that involve more than one mode of transportation or more than one town or state with less red tape to gum up the works. >> the president, again, as i mentioned, port miami, which is undergoing a $2 billion upgrade funded by taxpayers and private investors. new federal rules to cut pollution have now been released. but not everyone thrilled about these here. here is the deal. the environmental protection agency released a proposal that aims to slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline. sulfur in gasoline. zain asher live in new york with more on this. and so cleaner air, higher gas. >> yeah. i mean, brooke, that's always a trade-off with these types of things. if we do force refine troiz limit the amount of sulfur in gasoline, they're saying it will undoubtedly lead to higher gas
prices. that's the last thing anyone wants. the oil and gas industry says the amount of money it would take to adjust to these standards means they would have no choice but to pass the costs down to consumers. it could be ten cents more a gallon. the white house disagree. they're saying that according to an epa study, the cost would actually be less than a penny more per gallon. the white house says that of the 111 refineries that will be covered by this rule, only 16 would have to make major investments in new equipment, to abide by it, because manufacture the refineries are in places like california that already have similar requirements in place. either way, we have some time to figure all this out. it wouldn't take effect until 2017. we wouldn't feel an impact for about a decade. >> once we feel the impact and you hear the grumbling because the prices are going up, there are benefits, yes, financial and healthwise, that could offset some frustration? >> there are benefits.
first of all, cleaner gasoline would certainly reduce smog, for example. the epa says it could also save 2,000 lives as well a year. and reduce the chances of childhood asthma. also, might not be a bad thing for your car either. because the more sulfur in your gasoline, the less efficiently your car runs so you end up spending more money on maintenance and that kind of thing as well. car companies are generally supportive of the proposed rule because cleaner gasoline would make it easier for them to meet their emission standards. >> zain asher, thank you very much. here is a question. have you filed your taxes yet? if you have to pay, this might actually feel a little better. facebook founder mark zuckerberg being hit with a whopping estimated billion, billion with a b, dollar tax bill. tax rate 48% this is before factoring in deductions like the $500 million he did donate last year. so how does a billionaire cover the tax bill? zuckerberg apparently dipped
into his facebook stock, sold about 30 million shares. on paper, this guy is worth about $13 billion. a new fan favorite making their sweet 16 debut tonight. and the campus is pumped. they are buzzing. the nation is watching. so will florida gulf coast university continue the dance, continue the cinderella run tonight? [ sniffs ] [ sneezes ] [ sniffles ] [ female announcer ] for everything your face has to face. face it with puffs facial tissues. puffs has air-fluffed pillows for 40% more cushiony thickness. face every day with puffs softness.
these students have been up since the crack of dawn. 5:00 a.m. to be precise. nine hours down, seven more to go until tip-off tonight. and they are so proud of their team that has now put their school on the map. >> it is so incredibly awesome. like, i tell people in other states, i go to fgcu and they had no idea, they never heard of it before, they would assume it is a community college or something. it is really awesome for everybody here in the community. >> so this is the coach, this is the model wife that everyone is hearing about. and andy enfield is his name, the breakout star of the tournament with his team. then there is tonight's matchup. david versus goliath. the eagles taking on the school, about 270 miles up the road in gainesville. heard of them. florida gators. so what is not to like about this sort of florida versus
florida game. andy shoals here to talk to me about it. we have talked about this before. everyone loves a good cinderella story. i'm incredibly frustrated by the tournament. my tar heels, too soon, don't want to talk about it. you find other teams like this 15 seed, the first 15 seed of the tournament. a great story. >> it is a great story. one of the best stories we have seen in a decade. we had george mason, butler made a couple of runs. those teams squeaked by, barely got by in a lot of their games. they're rolling over people, they're dunking on everyone, they got the name dunk city. they beat georgetown and san diego state, both by ten points. you know, you never see a 15 seed win and never see them roll over people the way they're doing right now. and there is just so many levels to the story. all the players are older than the university itself. >> founded in 1991. >> yeah. 1997, they had their first classes. and then you have a coach, you
know, he's self-made millionaire, marries a supermodel, seems like they'll make a movie about this at some point. >> you go to class, the beach not too fair away. it is the cinderella story, i remember living in d.c. when mason made the final four. you look back at how george mason has done, at the time, academically, the enrollment at the school was improving, it is a bigger picture for the school. >> the school is on the beach. they said they're not having problems getting students to come to the university. >> good point. >> going to class might be another issue. but, yeah, like you said, enrollment is going to grow from this. people have been googling fgcu more than ever before. their servers crashed recently. >> can they win? we're talking florida gators here versus this little school that hopes to. can they pull it off in. >> they're a 13-point underdog. that's a big number for a game in the sweet 16, but, hey they were a 13 1/2-point underdog
against georgetown first round and 7-point underdog against san diego state. they have been here before and they succeeded here before. and it is definitely the david versus goliath scenario. >> this is a 10:00 p.m. tip-off. >> yes. >> eastern time. >> before this game at cowboys stadium there will be michigan versus kansas, another great game. and then another game, michigan state versus duke. izzo versus krzyzewski. and overall favorite to win the tournament, louisville, taking on 12-seeded oregon. we'll see if they can roll over another opponent. >> we'll see when makes it to atlanta. andy shoals, thanks so much. sweet 16 fans, stay tuned, top of the hour. we'll talk live with florida gulf coast students. watch march madness action tonight on our sister network. hot topics panel time, another possible setback for the republican party as they're looking to rebrand. a long time congressman uses a slur and other republicans are responding to that.
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economy. it turned ugly. take a listen. >> my father had a ranch. we used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes. it takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. it's all done by machine. >> that w word referring to people from mexico who came to the u.s. illegally by crossing the rio grande river, drawing response. want to open this up to our panel. welcoming them all, david begnaud, angela burt, david fastino, and mo ivory, host of the mo ivory show. so, to all of you, let me begin. two davids, i'll begin with
david f., let me read part of the apology from this congressman. i used a term commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in central california. i know this term is not used in the same way nowadays and i meant no disrespect. is this an apology or a nonapology apology? >> i mean, while i understand that, you know, his day was a different time, and things were spoken about differently back then, we are in 2013 now. he is a leader among the people. and, you know, it just -- i wonder if these guys really think before they open their mouths sometimes. it is just not smart politics. and as the republican party tries to rebrand itself, it is, like, come on, let's think before we open our mouths. >> david b., you're shaking your head. why? >> yeah, brooke, it is very simple. congressman, you were wrong and you ought to apologize. my grandfather died calling black people the n word. you know what, let me tell you something, he grew up in the deep south, he grew up -- he was
born 90 years ago and knew better. despite the fact i have black members in my own family, my grandfather continued to say that word until he died and he knew better. if this congressman says age has taught him things and it just is part of his past, you know what, congressman, you should know better. if anything, you should know better than anybody on this panel, that word, you don't say the word. age is not an excuse for ignorance. he has to apologize. >> ladies, i'm hearing so far, sort of, shame on you, congressman. david f. mentioned the word -- the rebranding of the republican party. we want to pull back this flashback this sound bite from bobby jindal when he said this. >> we have got to stop being the stupid party. i'm serious. it is time for a new republican party that talks like adults. it is time for us to articulate our plans and our visions for america in real terms. it is no secret we had a number of republicans that damaged the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments, i'm here to say we have had enough of
that. >> angela, reaction? >> i just think this is a classic example of how the republicans are not willing to have the tough conversations within their own party. they really need to call judy smith, see if she can get away from the set of scandal and come and fix this problem. this guy said exactly what he meant. and it is up to the voters in his district to say this is unacceptable, you don't represent our value values, you represent our vote and we're no longer going to have you in office. >> it is not just republicans. let's be crystal clear, it is democrats as well. i saw this came down on our cnn political ticker. there was a questionable hash tag. here was the tweet this is from u.s. representative bruce braley. it is official, ohio state is the luckiest team in the tournament. hash tag trail of tears. he apologized this, the tears i
was referring to is the tears of cyclone fans. i have removed the tweet and apologize to anyone who was offended. mo, i ask the question i ask often on topics like this, though, are we just too sensitive as a society? >> listen, we could be easily offended as a society. i think sometimes we are. we quickly say it is racism or something like that. but, listen, the republican party says they are making a concerted effort to reach out to a specific group, including hispanics and african-americans. and then you turn around and you call that very group one of the most insulting comments you ever could, i believe nothing the gop says ever, and they make marco rubio and the leaders their job that much harder because then they have to come behind, what do you think marco rubio is thinking when somebody makes a statement like that. i have a mexican grandmother, and she's mexican and that's so
offensive. for any hispanic, any minority group, for these comments to continue to come, even -- >> both sides of the aisle. both sides of the aisle. >> yes, but after an autopsy report that says that you are changing because you are examining yourself. that's not examining themselves. >> i got to leave it there. >> doesn't represent all republicans. >> moving on, because i want to talk about this story, i want to talk about this story out of arizona, texas and arizona, free guns, less crime. a controversial program. what do you think? free shotguns? good idea, bad idea. water, we take our showers with it. we make our coffee with it. but we rarely tap its true potential and just let it be itself. flowing freely into clean lakes, clear streams and along more fresh water coast line than any other state in the country. come realize water's true potential. dive in-to the waters of pure michigan.
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have you heard about this campaign to give away shotguns? free shotguns. it is called the armed citizen project. a grad student in houston, texas, is the one who started this idea this year. the plan is this. to give people shotguns, give people shotguns who are living in particularly high crime areas, and not just give them to them, train them to use them. the program is just ramping up in tucson. tucson, arizona, same city where congresswoman gabrielle giffords and 18 other people were shot during a meet and greet outside a supermarket. the theory behind the shotgun giveaway, more guns means less crime. we also have miguel marquez who is a cnn correspondent covering the story for us on the phone with me from tucson, arizona. miguel, i'll get to you in just a second. quick reaction on the panel. angela, i'll begin with you here. what do you think? good idea, bad idea? >> i think this is insane. this is just typical pass the buck government where you expect
people in poor communities to police themselves and protect themselves. the government is supposed to be in a place where they can help citizens and have them live in a safe environment. you have to address the root causes of violence, poor schools, lack of jobs, mistrust of the police. the answer is not to put more shotguns in the communities and turning them into the ok corral like it is out of some sort of western. >> do any of you think this could be a solid idea? >> i don't think it is a bad idea. the vice president of the united states held a facebook q & a and suggested if people want to protect themselves they ought to invest in a shotgun, but not a rifle. my mother, brother, sister and father all carry handguns. they do so for their own protection. i don't own a gun, but i would consider it. i don't think it is a bad idea. i don't think it is baa bad ide
>> we need more guns in low income neighborhoods, because we don't need food, we don't need groceries, we don't need utilities, we don't need -- >> i'm hearing -- i'm hearing pros and cons. miguel marquez, you're on the ground, you're talking to people there. how is this supposed to work? how do people get the shotguns in the first place and how do they get trained? >> three neighborhoods they want to do this in in tucson, people who want a shotgun can apply for it, they'll be vetted, have to go through the background check, through a day's training and then be awarded a shotgun anonymously. that would be citizens in that neighborho neighborhood. >> david, i hear you have a shotgun. the idea is to basically let
people know, look, we're armed. tell these criminals hopefully that, you know, that will scare them off. you own a gun. what do you think? >> i do own a gun for home protection. and still can't believe to this day they sold it to me. i don't know that it is the greatest idea to just sort of promote handing out shotguns. i think it is a personal choice, something you have to think long and hard about, decide if it is proper for your home and that you have the training. i mean, i just heard miguel say they are training the citizens. but i don't think more guns, more guns in a crime ridden neighborhood is necessarily going to mean, you know, less violence. >> let me play this. this is the guy in charge of the whole idea in tucson. here is how he explains it. >> if you're a criminal, are you going to, if you have a placard outside of the neighborhood, says this neighborhood is protected by armed citizens, are you going to break into that neighborhood? are you going to go to the next neighborhood and the least common denominator? >> miguel, final question to
you. this is houston, tucson. this whole group is hoping to do this in, what, 15 cities, correct? >> they expect to have it in 15 cities by the end of the year. they handed out 13 shotguns so far in houston. they say by the end of the year, there will be between 50 and 100 shotguns in houston. they say indianapolis is sort of the next big one that they want to take on. but they believe that they'll be able to roll this out in many, many cities within the next 12 months. >> miguel marquez in tucson. you can watch miguel's reporting a little later tonight on the whole controversial free gun program. watch miguel's full report. ac 3608: 8:00 on cnn. thank you, all, so much. i appreciate it. hot topics panel on this friday. back right after this. ♪ you know my heart burns for you... ♪ i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is!
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>> this board back here were french glass doors. inside, hard wood, brand-new cabinets. >> reporter: but the community never lost its voice. may carol is part of an aggressive effort by 50 churches, synagogues and mosques called voice. and their mission has been saving communities like this one from ruin, cleaning up, maintaining, and taking care of properties that are abandoned or in the sometimes neglectful hands of banks. >> when i say that investors don't care, the same way as homeowners, you can see they don't. >> reporter: the goal, keep the neighborhood livable until better times come. reverend keith savage. >> banks only listen to other people who have power in organizations. >> reporter: but pooling the efforts of many community activists, voice pushed banks for more affordable homes here and to help rewrite the loans for families who have stayed
through all the turmoil. >> most aren't having trouble with the income anymore, they're having trouble now that they gained their footing, of getting the banks to work with them. >> reporter: it has been a long and lonely struggle and the housing rebound seems far away. but in this corner of virginia, the battle of the home front goes on. tom foreman, cnn, washington. rusty equipment, unsterilized needles, sickening discoveries, investigators in oklahoma describe this dentist office as a menace to public health. we will talk live to a patient who now has to get checked for hiv and hepatitis. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. an american veteran brags about fighting overseas and is abruptly arrested. find out why he's now facing charges of illegally using a weapon. plus, the madness is march.
florida gulf coast university tries to continue its historic run tonight. we're talking with the student body president about all the hoops hoopla. facebook announces an event to debut brand-new technology. tech experts believe that the facebook phone could soon become a reality. and we roll on, hour two, i'm brooke baldwin. they say it looks normal. well, the dentist office, this one, but then came a case of hepatitis. two harrowing health inspections and now a warning to thousands of patients there, if you went to this dentist, dr. harrington, dr. scott harrington, please get tested. get tested for hepatitis. get tested for hiv. 7,000 patients. one of them is 69-year-old joyce baylor. i talked to her just within past
hour. mrs. baylor, i'm just going to run through, we reviewed the dentistry board's multiple page complaint. they found rusty instruments, that means they can't be sterilized, they found plastic storage boxes stained by open vials of medication, multiple bottles of hydrocodone syrup at a dentist's office, why? everywhere they looked, risks of cross contamination. did you, ma'am, when you went about a year and a half ago, did you see anything that seemed suspicious at all to you? >> not at all. i suppose i wasn't really looking for anything. it was a clean office. very well decorated. the decor was, you know, the waiting room was just immaculate. and i didn't -- you really don't go in to doctor's office looking for odd things.
at least i don't. >> and i think -- >> you put your trust in them. >> absolutely. i was about to make the point i made a moment ago, you go to a doctor, a dentist, you go in trusting them, right? >> exactly. exactly. it is like going to the grocery store and buying a certain product, you trust that product. >> now i want to bring in senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen in boston. elizabeth, in all your years of medical reporting, have you ever heard of anything like this? >> you know, this doesn't happen very often. thank goodness. imagine if it happened more, that would be so awful. so we asked the cdc how often does this happen? and they say, look, we know of three cases, and since 1991, where people have gotten terrible diseases from a dentist's office, to hepatitis and hiv. it doesn't happen often, when it does happen, it is so awful, such a terrible situation for these patients. >> i know we're just talking specifically tulsa, oklahoma. i'm sitting there thinking, my
goodness, could this happen to me, people across the country could ask the same question about their own dentist office. do authorities routinely inspect offices? >> you know, brooke, it depends on the regulations depend on what state you're living in. for example, i was speaking with someone from the american dental association, a dentist, he said in ohio where he practices, they come in every other year to inspect. every other year. so is that enough? i mean, maybe, maybe not. they did get a snapshot in time and maybe the rest of the time, but for the dentists running a not very sterile situation. other states i'm told even could inspect even less than that. so they're not -- authorities are not there every day making sure that these offices are doing the right thing. >> elizabeth cohen, thank you so much. i know joyce baylor who we talked to said she has to go to the health department, can't even go to her doctor for all the blood tests here because this is such a huge, huge deal. thank you. george why city commissioner has now apologized after being charged with telling the family of a murder suspect not to talk
to police in the case of this little baby shot dead in his stroller. james brooks' lawyer says brooks was trying to help the family and they had duped him. >> mr. brooks went to the aid of constituents and he unfortunately found out later that what they had been telling him wasn't true. >> police say this little 13-month-old was shot in the face last thursday when two teenagers tried to rob the baby's mother. these two guys, these are the two charged with murder now. several family members of one of the suspects are charged with hindering the investigation and police are now looking into the possibility that that shooting is gang related. north korea says it has rockets aimed at american targets including u.s. military bases both in the pacific and south korea. take a look at this picture. you see the leader. kim jong-un, meeting with military leaders. this was today. you can see him, he's flipping
through document after document, but in another picture, you'll see the map over his left-hand shoulder. see the map. see some of the lines drawn on the triangular fashion, lines drawn to places like hawaii and california? what's more, you have this north korean propaganda video. what it's showing here is animation of north korean missiles, like this one, then destroying u.s. bomber planes. you see the blast. now, this comes just one day after the united states sent b-2 stealth bombers over south korea for military drills. it is a move that north korea says is a threat of nuclear war. their words. want to bring in gordon chang, author of "nuclear showdown." gordon, good to have you back. you make a couple of pretty bold predictions here, your first one saying that you say there will likely be a deadly provocation this year, and that that will probably happen after april 30th.
so specific. why do you say that? >> well, north korea never strikes when we're at a high state of readiness, which we are right now, because the u.s. and south korea are participating in the joint military drills. now, when our readiness falls back to normal, which will be in may, then there could be a problem. there could be a problem because there is more than just bluster. the regime in pyongyang is in disarray. kim jong-un has been in power for less than 16 months. he's purging officials who are loyal to his dad, the previous leader, and really right now we have got a situation in pyongyang where nobody is in control. when that happens, elements set the tone. that's why we're hearing some pretty disturbing rhetoric. >> one other prediction, you say in as little as three years north korea will have a nuclear warhead able to hit any american city it chooses. first, what evidence do you have to back that up? >> in january 2011, it was said
the north koreans would have a ballistic missile that would be able to hit the united states. we're now two years down the road. we saw a very successful missile test in december. we know that the chinese have been selling their warhead designs to other countries. so the north koreans probably have them. they had a successful nuclear test last month. so north korea is making fast progress and we have got to assume that it is within a three-year time frame, five years at the most that they will be able to do that. >> and then how do you imagine the u.s. responds to some sort of action? ultimately? >> well, really depends what the north koreans do. on monday of this week, we had that agreement announced between washington and saw that the united states would protect in retaliation against low level provocations. that really brings us in. we also, of course, have a defense treaty with south korea that obligates us to protect south korean territory. i think that we probably will participate in a retaliation if the north koreans reach out and
do something horrible which many people think that they will. so this is a dangerous situation right now. it is not going to get any better. >> you mentioned the leader kim jong-un and how he's been in power 16 months or so, less than, really, and how he's been getting rid of officials who were loyal to his father. makes the regime seem unstable. does this instability make north korea's threat bigger or smaller? >> well, i think it makes it bigger. in no time during the history of the democratic people's republic of korea, north korea, that's more than six decades, has a ruler had a smaller support group in pyongyang. we know that he is going after the top military officers and demoted them. that's not good. it caused a lot of dissension in the ranks, especially because of the people he pre moat omoted. i think this means kim jong-un needs the support of the people who are left.
he backed himself into the corner with the harsh rhetoric. he can't back down unfortunately. >> gordon chang, author of "nuclear showdown." gordon, thank you. >> thank you. this year, final four, in atlanta. but march madness taking place all over america right now. rachel nickels has been in the thick of things following it on the cnn express bus. rachel nickels, i saw you last night, trying to catch some of the games myself. you're there, in d.c. i love that we have sort of, you know, pimped our ride, so to speak. how has it been so far? >> sports will eventually take
over the world. this is first step. i have a small bus as my first step. but i'm coming for the rest of the block, i want to point that out. it has been fun. it has been a great time. the tournament is a time of uncertainty in the ncaa tournament this year, probably more uncertain than ever. number one seed went down here, washington, d.c., last night, when indiana lost to syracuse. and two elite programs, two giant programs, long history, and the syracuse zone got another team and we'll have to see when they play tomorrow in the elite eight what they do to marquette. that's a team that say lot more used to the way they play because those are both big east teams, played a few times already this year, so it is going to be interesting. a very different matchup than it was yesterday. >> and then what about tonight? i know, of course, everyone is watching for the late game, the 10:00 eastern game, you have florida gulf coast and florida gators, with teams with 270 miles away from one another. so many people watching this little, you know, school out of
ft. myers, first 15 seed in the tournament. do you think they could actually pull off a win? >> look, it is interesting to see these cinderella type teams when after they had a week of being celebrated because it certainly is different when you go into the tournament and that weekend where nobody really knows who you are and you shock the first team and then really there is only 36, 48 hours before you play the next team. and they don't really know who you are or what to expect and people aren't taking you seriously. but then you go back to campus, and they're holding pep rallies for you, and everybody is so excited, the national media, like us, espn, anybody else who descended and everybody wants a piece of you and everybody's family is telling you how great you are and then you go to try to play an even better school at an even more difficult round. and that's going to be the challenge for florida gulf coast. they have got to be able to later tonight not only play up to the level of florida's competition, but get rid of those -- all those other distractions tonight.
we'll see if they can do it. >> no pressure for dunk city. we look forward to seeing you in person in atlanta for the final four. next door to us at cnn. thank you, ma'am. i appreciate it. coming up later this hour, speaking of florida gulf coast university, we'll talk to the student body president, who, of course, is in dallas for the big game tonight. do not miss that. that's a little later this hour. but first, the trials of jodi arias getting even more weird. if that's the right word here. we're going to tell you why as the prosecuting attorney is seen signing autographs, taking pictures at court. what is going on? we'll talk to jean casarez, she was called in to testify in this trial. that's next. [ male announcer ] the chevrolet cruze eco has active aero grille shutters to improve aerodynamics. so it can offer an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon, the best highway fuel economy of any gas engine in america. that's american ingenuity. to find new roads.
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individual that lied about all this, right? >> yes. >> juan martinez, it turns out juan martinez has a softer side. wait for the smile. who knew? here he is, pulling off that sharpie, signing autographs, posing for pictures outside court. and the arias folks, her defense team, yeah, they don't like this one little bit. so before you knew it, our own jean casarez of "in session," here she is, walking up to testify at the jodi arias trial about juan martinez. jean casarez, why in the world? i looked up at the tv and saw you yesterday, why are you testifying in this trial? >> it all happened very quickly. and the judge asked me to come forward. you know, as an objective correspondent taking notes in the courtroom, i heard my name from the defense table in open court, the jury was not present,
saying i had said something on the air in regard to a juror watching and witnessing the prosecutor signing autographs. i never said that on the air at all. and i knew i hadn't. and then the judge asked me to come forward. so i was sworn in and there was nothing i could do virtually because the judge asked me to come forward. i was sworn in, it was very solemn, i have never testified before, it was very serious. but i clarified what the defense attorney said and that was basically it. >> back to juan martinez, and the martinez groupies, if you will, i mean, could what is happening outside of the courtroom pose a serious problem or could the jodi arias folks be reaching just a little bit here with this? >> no, i understand what the defense is saying. because the defense is concerned that there is a jury here that is responsible for determining whether jodi arias is convicted of first degree murder and then
if it goes on, whether she should be sentenced to dieath. and you want a jury not to be tainted by anything. their concern was that a juror could see this. and it could influence a juror. and i have seen jurors -- one juror outside that area, walking around, sitting on the bench, but i never observed that juror seeing mr. martinez and i never observed mr. martinez outside of the courtroom. >> quickly, is this typical behavior of a defense team or prosecutor in big, big cases like this, to do these kinds of things? >> you know, i will tell you, it is becoming, i think, more and more of a trend because i covered the conrad murray case in los angeles, and literally the ninth floor which had michael jackson supporters all over it would burst into applause during the trial when the prosecutor would come out for breaks or for lunch. and, you know, there was a jury close by. so it is becoming more and more something that is happening, but the applause always goes to the prosecution, does not go for the
defense. >> jean casarez of "in session," covering the jodi arias trial, thank you. another court case making headlines here, this one happening in the u.s. supreme court, prop 8 and argument for legalizing same-sex marriage. some supporters of this plan might surprise you. that's next. oh, hi thehey!ill. are you in town for another meeting? yup, i brought my a-team. business trips add up to family time. this is my family. this is joe. hi joe! hi there! earn a ton of extra points with the double your hhonors promotion and feel the hamptonality.
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if you are old enough and your memory is good enough, you might have been surprised to see this guy step to the mike in support tuesday of same-sex marriage after arguing the case against prop 8 before the u.s. supreme court. folks that is ted olson, the arch conservative lawyer who argued and won bush v. gore, another landmark case. fascinating story this one. take a listen to cnn's gloria borger. >> reporter: it was november 2008, barack obama had just won the white house. >> there's nothing civil about a man marrying another man. >> reporter: but proposition 8 passed, taking away the right for gays and lesbians to marry in california.
>> california has made it very clear. >> we're sitting there, you know, kind of licking the wounds and saying what do we do now? and serendipitously a friend of my wife's came by the table, and she says, i think you would be very interested to find out that you might find an ally in ted olson on your issue. >> reporter: that's the ted olson, the conservative legal icon. that stunned you, right? >> yes. more than stunned me. it stunned me, but i said, if this is true, this is the home run of all times. i mean, the idea that ted olson, this arch conservative, the solicitor general for george bush, who had argued bush v. gore and basically put me in bed for a couple of days, i was so depressed after bush v. gore, was interested in gay rights. i said, let's check it out. >> reporter: didn't you have any doubts about ted olson? >> you know, they say that
politics makes strange bedfellows. well, you don't have a stranger bedfellow than me and ted olson. >> gloria borger, great interview, from washington. our chief political analyst, the snippet we saw part of this fascinating program we will be debuting this saturday night, the marriage warriors, and gloria, speaking of strange bedfellow, there was another strange bedfellow here. tell me about that. >> so this takes another twist. so rob reiner eventually gets in touch with ted olson, and they hire him because he is, in fact, against proposition 8, and he's for same-sex marriage and seize immediately this could go before the supreme court. but he also decides, you know what, we cannot make this a partisan issue. and he picks up the phone and calls of all people the liberal david boyce, as you pointed out, who he defeated in bush v. gore, which decided the presidential
election in favor of george w. bush. it turns out, brooke, that after that heated battle, that they actually became really good friends. >> what? >> yes. they became really good friends. they go on bike trips together, they see each other socially. and it is interesting what david boyce said to me is sometimes when you're a lawyer, and you really fight a case tooth and nail, the only other person who really understands what you've gone through is the opposing attorney. and i think so after bush v. gore, they found each other and have been friends ever since and came together on this case. >> i can't wait to see more of your interviews. we're calling the documentary "marriage warriors ," right here on cnn. 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. watch it live. dvr. gloria borger, thank you very much. have a great weekend. coming up, we are getting breaking news into us here at cnn. some sad news today.
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here momentarily who is getting up on this. this happening just after those seven marines were killed as part of that training exercise recently in western nevada. again, one navy s.e.a.l. killed, more on that story here coming up in just a moment. here we are, bottom of the hour, i'm brooke baldwin. technology, sports, business, health, science, showbiz news, we're hitting it all in what we call the power block, beginning with this, rescue teams in latvia had to leap into action after two ice floes carried off more than 220 people. the floes broke off the latvian coast, started drifting in open water, helicopters and boats joined in for this rescue attempt. one person refused to fly in a helicopter and insisted on waiting for a boat. rough seas made the entire operation pretty tricky. and it is still incredible. this land here, still moving near homes sitting on this cliff
in washington state. this is whidbey island. geologists say a landslide like this doesn't happen but once every 100, maybe 200 years. no one is saying yet what triggered that this week. but one woman who lives here, she moved in a couple of months ago, is waiting and watching her house for now. >> i thought of it as like a huge, huge wave crashing against the cement wall. and it was just really strong. >> there is a lot of anxiety about, like, what is going to happen, will i be able to move back home. >> one home was destroyed. dozens of others have been evacuated. three men including an american inside a rocket have set the record -- this rocket -- set this record for the fastest trip to the international space station. you can see the soyuz spacecraft here docking, made it to the space station in a quick six hours. chad myers, i know the trip is
supposed to take two days. >> it is only 240 miles up there, though. so even at six hours, you're doing 40 miles an hour up. very much faster than that. the big thing is you to catch up to this thing. you to catch up to the iss doing almost five miles per second. so they changed the altitude of the iss just a little bit. just a mile and a half. and that moved the -- where it was going to transport itself right over the cosmodrome, a perfect pass between a quarterback and a wall wide receiver doing a 50-yard bomb, it was a perfect spot. they lifted right up into the path of the iss, and it only took six hours. the fastest ever for a manned event to the iss. good stuff there. >> leave it to you with a football analogy for space. what about -- so once -- now that they're at the iss, there for a couple of months until september, what is the mission? >> there is a lot to do up
there. don't know if you know this or not, but remember the dragon that came down, it brought down all the legos that they sent up there, that the kids made. so i guess now they can't go play with legos anymore, but all these things -- it is about what the lack of gravity will do to growing plants, to just how seeds will germinate. there are so amazing things up there. i don't know when we'll use them, but think about going to mars, we'll have to know more technology than we know down here at the surface and they're working on all those experiments up there. >> a lot of experiments. we were talking to the guys up there the other day. chad myers, thank you. > ♪ lil wayne dodging questions on whether sipping -- caused his seizures. he says epilepsy is behind his
latest health care that sent him to the hospital. here is what he says. i have people around me who know how to handle it. this time was real bad because i had three back-to-back, and the third one was so bad, end quote. the hospitalization led many to believe that this stuff maybe caused the seizures. a dangerous cocktail, cough syrup mixed with soda, something he admitted to drinking quite a bit of in the past. the next big thing may be a facebook smartphone. they seem to be whipping up excitement by inviting reporters to its campus on april 4th. there is a bit of mystery as the evit says facebook will be unveiling its new home on android. and most new york yankees fans would say alex rodriguez is overpaid. players for the houston astros would probably agree. we did a little math. a-rod is paid more than all of the houston astros combined.
a-rod will make $29 million this season. folks, that's more than the astros' entire payroll of $25 million. did we mention a-rod probably won't play for the first half of the season? a-rod, not the only yankee making big bucks. new york will have the highest opening day payroll for the 15th straight season. want to know why the ncaa tournament is called march madness? because of this. these fans, these are students at florida gulf coast university. also dubbed dunk city. and we are joined now by what shall we call you, the mayor of dunk city, aka peter cutterman. student body president at fgcu. what do you think of that, peter, mayor of dunk city? does that sit well with you? >> i love it. i love it. absolutely. >> we'll go with it, mr. mayor. tell me the truth here. let's get real about your
brackets. did you pick your eagles to advance this far? >> absolutely, yeah. it is a special moment for obviously florida gulf coast university. >> i know it is a special moment, but i'm asking you the tough question, my friend, that was, did you pick your team to go this far? >> there is no tough question there. it is a pretty easy answer, absolutely, i picked them the whole way. >> did you really? okay -- >> yeah, yeah. >> can we talk about the coach, andy enfield, here is your team partying outside their bus. andy enfield, rock star, supermodel wife, what was he like on campus pregeorgetown win? was he a legend? >> not necessarily a legend, but he was somebody that all the students could definitely go up to and talk to. he wanted to get everybody involved on campus, for shuure, get them to the game. he was supportive of the clubs and organizations on campus and seeing him be this successful in the second year at fgcu is great. >> what do you make of the fact that so many people and i mean
no disrespect, never really heard of your school in ft. myers until last friday night. what do you think of all of this attention on your school? >> i love it. i love it. i love seeing florida gulf coast university get the recognition that it should have been getting. you're talking about a school where academics have always been there. students, staff, administration are all great. and you get this type of exposure from sports and athletes and it just makes our university that much better. >> so the big game tonight, with the gators, if you win, i guess, i'm going to say when you win, when you win, dunk city is an eight-hour drive from atlanta, home of the final four this year, will you be making that trek, mr. mayor? >> absolutely. there is no question in mind at all. if -- when we win, we will be going to atlanta and we will be bringing a bunch of students up to support our eagles. >> we have seen, i know this team called dunk city, played
some pretty fun basketball. the alley-oop dunks. are the eagles games, are they always like this? >> absolutely, yeah. again, florida gulf coast university, such a hidden gem. and the basketball games are no different. you have three, four, five of those plays every single game, no matter who we're playing. taking on miami, we took them down the same way. the teams that we're playing are throwing three to five alley ooalle alley-oops a game. mcknight is a big man, who can flame it down and just as good as anybody else. it is very special on campus and when we get to go to the games, it is a cool thing to see. >> fantastic. love this time of year. excited for you and your team. peter cutterman, the mayor of dunk city. good luck to your team tonight. i'll be watching. 10:00 tip-off eastern time. thank you. inside the top secret filz
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it is the stuff of tabloids for years. the government cover-up, alien ships crash landing in the desert. what do you think? i love that movie. our question is, do you believe some type of et creatures exactly exist? the fbi made some of its files public. here is our brian todd with a look at what people are flocking to see in the fbi vault. >> reporter: it is called the vault, the fbi's digital reading room, where any of us can go online and view the bureau's
most notorious cases. guess which is the most popular file? john dillinger's, jimmy hoffa's? nope. >> since we opened the vault, it is this memo, flying discs, flying saucers and it relates to an allegation that we heard from a third-hand saying that the air force had found a couple of saucers in the new mexico desert. >> reporter: no, no, can't be. most people want to read about machine gun kelly and al capone, right? >> you would think so, but this memo itself has gotten over a million page views in two years since we have put it up. al capone doesn't make our top 50. >> reporter: the memo is all of two paragraphs. guy huddle, head of the fbi's washington field office then, writes an air force investigator stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in new mexico. they were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. not only that, each one was occupied by three bodies of
human shape, but only three feet tall. dressed in metallic cloth of a fine texture, each body bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suezits. john fox is the fbi's historian. this was never followed up on, right? >> no. it says right here, no further evaluation was attempted concerning the above. >> reporter: why not? >> from what is written here, from what we can read, it certainly looks like they thought that this was third-hand information, this was not necessarily a hoax, which it could well have been, but that, you know, someone was simply reporting hearsay. >> reporter: and more for the air force to look into, along with countless other reports of ufos in roswell, new mexico, and elsewhere, reports never substantiated. one reason the memo from agent huddle went viral is because when the fbi vault was set up online two years ago, tabloids seized on that memo, saying it appeared to back up theories that aliens exist. and it is not just the guy huddle memo that is a favorite. there are hundreds of other
pages of mimos and files in the fbi vault in the unexplained phenomenon section all about alien and ufo sightings that are more popular online than the fbi's files on bonnie and clyde, serial killer ted bundy and other cases. osama bin laden, investigations into the murders of civil rights leaders, all part of fbi lore. >> the description of the saucers and the metallic clothes, aliens, that's unique. >> reporter: and we can say a little frustrating for fbi officials, who tell us it diverts attention from all the work they have done, all the dangers they have faced through the years, to capture fugitives and solve the nation's most difficult crimes. brian todd, cnn, washington. >> who knew. brian todd, great piece, thank you. up next, the syrian rebel fighter arrested on u.s. soil, possibly faces life in prison.
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rebels fight president bashar al assad and then bragged about it online, then posted videos, and photos of himself in syria. here is the problem, though. some of the rebels belonged to the al nusra front, an alias for al qaeda in iraq. and some of those photos that this guy allegedly posted show him handling weapons, including rocket propelled grenades. and now, harroun has been arrested. he is charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. mike strickler is here with me in studio. welcome to you. how serious is this charge? >> this is scary serious. he's facing life in priss within this charg with this charge. >> video, and boom. >> i'm not saying his behavior is good or bad, but the social media did not help. now we have all kinds of evidence. fbi has evidence of facebook pictures, videos and his statements. so he is in a big world of
trouble. >> we have this affidavit here, i want to quote part of it. he's telling a different story. according to the affidavit, this is what the fbi tells is what the fbi says he told them. let me quote this. he further claimed that he hated al qaeda, that he did not know any al qaeda members, and that he would fight against any regime if it imposed sharia law in syria. how would you defend him? >> that is exactly how i would find it is a gray area. did he have lawful authority to be doing this fight? as you know obama's policy at this point is to be fighting rebel forces in syria. it is difficult. what is really funny here is that the november 2012 is when this particular group was declared terrorists. that's right around the time he is running in and out of syria if you read the affidavit. it is a very interesting, gray area. right now it's a public federal
defender who will probably work to fight jurisdictional issues, fight the issues where it's gray area, and say, look. this is a person that was fighting the good fight so to speak. >> you say life in prison. >> yes. >> do you think the government will prosecute him to the fullest extent? >> it clearly looks like they are. there is a criminal complaint by our government against this person and he has been arrested. he came back into this country and became arrested the minute he came in. now if i was defending him i'd point out he gave interviews at the embassy in turkey, to the fbi. in other words he willingly cooperated in the federal system there are things we can do that allow us to allow our clients to cooperate which then allows departure from the sentencing guidelines. let's hope that's what goes on here. >> meg strickler on the case. appreciate it. so if ydead battery,t tire,
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a lot of google in the news this week. here is the news today. you may soon be able to google your groceries. google has launched a shipping business now. yep. the company is taking on amazon prime and the website for google shopping express says they offer unlimited, same day delivery. for now the service is available only in the san francisco bay area where they are testing it out. and now to this. how do you decorate your living room? maybe you have a big flat screen tv, maybe a big painting over the mantle. look at this. this is a guy's house. this is bristol, wisconsin. he installed a giant fish tank in his living room. this is giant. 24 feet long, ten feet tall, ten feet wide. >> everything i have i can figure out very quickly and then i get bored so i move on to the