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that's what we're trying to push them towards. you have to be a good person and a great student. >> it's a fantastic story. pepny hardaway, wayne drash, get a close shot of this book. take a look. i'm going to leave you with "on these courts," wayne drash, congratulations. penway hardaway, thank you very much. now "the lead" with jake tapper begins. >> no takers as of yet for the remains of an accused terrorist in massachusetts. i'm jake tapper. the national lead, for two weeks, no one's claimed his body. and now cemeteries for miles are rejecting the shot-up, run-over body of tamerlan tsarnaev. does everyone deserve a burial. israel accused of launching air strikes on syria with iran encouraging retaliation. will the u.s. be dragged into another middle east war? and the money lead, how much would you pay to keep watching all those cat videos?
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youtube is getting ready to make some channels become pay-per-view. i'm jake tapper. the national lead, new information just in on the boston bombings. he's one of dzhokhar tsarnaev's college pals. and now robel phillipos has been released from custody. the prosecution and defense agreed to allow the 19-year-old to be released on $100,000 bond with conditions that he'll remain in his mother's custody and wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. fill poeps faces a maximum of eight years in prison if convicted. law enforcement said he lied repeatedly. the other two remain in custody. and questions continue about whether tamerlan tsarnaev
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deserves a grave. three weeks after the bombing, his body still lays in a funeral home in worcester, massachusetts. his uncle, the same one who called him a loser if he was guilty, arrived over the weekend to prepare the body for burial. >> i'm left alone to deal with this matter. and i also stress that tamerlan tsarnaev has no other place to be burr rid. there's no other place who would accept his body. >> cemeteries in massachusetts, connecticut, new jersey want nothing to do with his corpse. the undertaker says he's looked for plots in those three states and no takers. >> well, at this point, any outcome will be better than nothing. we do have to bury the person,
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regardless of what he did. in this country, we bury the dead. funeral directors have done it for years and continue to do it. >> now he's facing a huge backlash from locals. one protesters said, bury the garbage in a landfill. this is not the first time we've been left with an evildoers body. president kennedy's assassin is buried in the dallas area, the city where the city took place. lincoln's assassin is in an unmarked grave. the homegrown oklahoma city terrorist timothy mcveigh was cremated after his execution. joining us is a man who's upset that these cemeteries are rejecting tsarnaev's body. i want to read how you described
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tamerlan tsarnaev recently, quote, i would not be willing to do a funeral for him, this is a person who deliberately killed people, there's no room for him as a muslim. he already left the fold of islam by doing that. in the curan it says, those who will kill innocent people, they will dwell in the hellfire. if you're not willing to do it, why are you upset that others are also not willing to do it? >> thanks for hosting me. i would not put it that i'm upset. but i'm concerned. and you have to distinguish between not giving the person proper rituals and proper burial. i think this person now is in the care of his family and we have to respect their wish. and this is america. i would see leaving the body without burial as an attempt of mutilation. and we don't want to get into
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that issue. and also suggestion of cremating the body is not something that i would recommend and i would not support also as well. this is the time to honor the wish of his family. and if no one is able to help, i would like to turn to our governor and to see if he can help with that issue. and if not, i will turn to president obama, our president, because he is responsible for that as well. >> you don't favor cremation because it's against muslim law? that is often what is done with killers, john wayne gasy may have been cremated. i'm pretty sure jeffrey dahmer was cremated. that cannot happen for religious reasons to tamerlan tsarnaev. if you were in charge of this,
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where would he be buried? >> as i said, the issue is not giving rituals. and i also said -- i don't want you to be buried with the muslims. that's one issue. but now we are talking about a human being. this human being needs to be buried, regardless. if i'm in charge, i will find a way. but i'm not in charge. this is something the governor should look at since cemeteries are refusing to accept burial. then the governor should step in and make sure that this person will get proper burial, not because he's muslim, not because of anything but because he's a human being. and the human being is honored. god honored the human being. and consider the body as sacred and human life is sacred also as well.
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>> thank you so much for sharing your views. >> thank you. the digital world just got a little bit more dangerous. earlier today, this video was uploaded, a shot across the bow in a whole new battle on guns. ♪ can your hp printer do that? and by that, i mean print a 3-d pistol, one that can fired on what looks to be the set of a quinten tarantino movie. the maker is fulfilling a promise he made here on "the lead" back in march. >> to have a printable gun, it's my intention to have that done by the end of this month. we're at the end of march now. it's my intention to have it done at the end of april. >> is this a happy marriage of
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high tech and the right to bear plastic arms? one member of congress is not celebratin celebrating. steve israel joins me here in washington. thanks for joining me. you've introduced legislation that would ban these types of guns. how realistic is that? these printers, they're out there, they're legal. do you really think you can ban them? >> i don't want to necessarily ban the guns. i don't want to make it easy for criminals and terrorists to bring guns onto airplanes. i just came from new york. i stood in front of the metal detector at laguardia. as we just saw from that video, metal detectors may be obsolete technologies now that you can bring a plastic gun onto a plane. my solution is to extend the undetectable act that says you cannot manufacture and transport weapons that cannot be picked up by metal detectors. it was common sense in 2003 when george bush signed the law.
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it is now urgent sense now that the 3-d printers are manufacturing these plastic weapons and that the law is expiring at the end of this year. >> is this a genuine threat? these printers cost from $8,000 to $13,000? do you think people are goin going to follow in his footsteps -- >> i'm all for 3-d printers and all for the economic benefits they provide. i'm also for common sense. the cost of hez printers is reduced quickly. it's getting easier and easier to make these weapons. we shouldn't make it easy for terrorists and criminals to bring these plastic guns onto planes. >> it's common sense. but it doesn't seem like there's a lot of appetite for gun control legislation whether metal or plastic guns. do you think you could get this passed? >> i'm going to try. i can't think of my we should not extend this law -- >> i've heard pat toomey and joe
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manchon say that as well. thanks for joining us. will possible retaliation mean all-out war in the middle east? plus he made headlines when he became the first openly gay player in big professional team sports. now jason collins is getting recruited by the white house. what's he doing with michelle obama? our sports lead is coming u. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals:
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sources tell barbara starr while the syrian government says these strikes opened the door to retaliation, an israeli general says there are, quote, no winds of war. i want to bring in hala gorani and josh roggin. thanks for joining us. i want to play for you guys something that the ambassador, the israeli ambassador to the u.s., michael oren, says to me on friday when i asked him about the reports that there had been some strikes by the israelis against the transfer of these weapons. >> we have a very clear policy. if the syrian regime tries to transfer a chemical weapons or what we call game-changing weaponry to terrorist organizations, particularly to hezbollah in lebanon, israel will not remain passive. we're very serious about it. >> that's about as close to an acknowledgment as you're going to get from an ambassador before news like this breaks.
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do you expect this to escalate? >> i don't think at this point that israel expects it to escalate because when you look at prime minister benjamin netanyahu's trip to china that went ahead as planned, he didn't even mention what's going on in syria right now on his first day in china. seems as though they're taking preventive measures in part of the country where they think there could be retaliatory actions. i don't think the expectation is for an immediate, imminent escalation to a regionwide situation at this point. >> josh, people like you and me and hala have been parsing something that president obama said a few weeks ago, the red line, where there was a story in "the new york times" over the weekend saying it was an ad libbed red line. let's listen to what the president said about chemical weapons used by the syrian regime? >> we have been very clear to the assad regime but also to
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other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my calculus. that would change my equation. >> so we're told now that aides were surprised when he laid out that red line. but he laid it out anyway. does it matter? >> it does matter. words matter. when you set red lines, people believe them. and when you don't uphold them, people lose faith in your credibility to uphold them. we saw president obama last week say that, oh, syria has crossed several lines. now he's sort of walking back from the red lines. the overall problem is just getting worse. it doesn't really in the end matter what the lines are. what matters is what the u.s. response will be. that's what we're all waiting to see. >> we've heard from a united nations official that there are reports, not conclusive ones, that the rebels may have used -- >> that's complicating -- after we've heard from israel and other western countries that they believe the regime has used
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chemical weapons, now all of a sudden we're hearing the possibility, that wait a minute, it could be the rebels. >> what are you hearing about that? >> well, the human rights investigator for the u.n. made this statement on swiss italian television. today the u.n. came out with this statement that was very short saying, hang on, this is not conclusive. it sounded as though the u.n. was taken aback, surprised by this statement. so there is some confusion at the u.n. that's the impression they're giving outside observers at this stage. >> what my administration sources tell me is the state department and the white house don't believe the syrian rebels have the capability to produce these weapons nor do they have them in their possession. these are complicated weapons that are complicated to deliver. the syrian weapons system doesn't have the ability to do that, probably. most likely scenario, it was the regime that used these occasions. >> i'm told that fred pleitgen is in damascus. can you hear me?
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>> reporter: yeah, i certainly can, jake. we're having trouble with the line here. but i think we're good now. >> what are you hearing from damascus? what's the latest there? >> reporter: well, i can tell you that over the past couple of days, the syrian regime is angry, first of all, at these air strikes that went on. one of the things that happened is we were basically sleeping from tuesday -- from saturday into sunday night. and then all of a sudden, the night just absolutely e ruptded. and it was several initial explosions and there were secondary explosions that went on for well over an hour. that seemed to indicate to us that some sort of major installation had been hit, probably an ammunition deppo. then the syrian state television put up a banner saying that israeli rockets hit a research facility. but people living in the vicinity there say that they felt the blast wave in their houses more than a mile away.
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so clearly it must have been something much bigger. the syrian government is very angry. one of the things to keep in mind about all this is what was hit is really the power center of the syrian military. there are several units of the elite republican guard that are in those military facilities. there is that research center. there's also a big weapons depot there as well. so the syrians are angry at this. and they are threatening retaliation. it's unclear how they want to do that. but people here in damascus are on the edge, the government is on the edge and the military is licking its wounds. >> josh, this wouldn't be the first time if the israelis conducted this and it certainly seems like they probably did. but it wouldn't be the first time that the israelis had actually bombed a site in a local arab country and there really hadn't been all-out war as a result. >> right. israel attacked a nuclear reactor in 2007 and another one in january and then the attacks on thursday and probably saturday. that's four we can name that haven't gotten a big response.
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this is not an israeli attack on assad. it's an attack on iran and hezbollah. that's going on on the streets of damascus as hezbollah and iranian activity force them to respond. >> but this enforces the narrative of the assad regime. they say it's outside forces working against the syrian people. and this reported israeli strike that strategically is on the site of the rebels, ironically now, you have the unlikely bedfellows here, reinforces that narrative, just as the killing and the atrocities continue. >> thank you all for joining us. josh, congratulations on the new job. >> thanks. new information just in to cnn about last fall's deadly attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. in an interview with congressional investigators, a u.s. diplomat expressed more could have been done to stop the attacks. greg hicks told investigators last month that a show of u.s.
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or nato air power might have been able to frighten off the attackers before they were able to fire a mortar at the cia annex in benghazi. defense officials have disputed any assets were in place to take any sort of action that would have made a difference. hicks also said despite white house suggestions to the contrary, he thought it was a terror attack from the get-go and that his jaw hit the floor when he saw u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, go on tv and essentially blame the violence on protests against an anti-islam youtube video since she was contradicting the libyan president. ambassador chris stevens was killed in the attack along with three other americans. much more on this story on tomorrow and on wednesday when there will be a congressional hearing. next in our sports lead, it's a kentucky derby first. one woman correctly picking the
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top four finishers. how much did her first-time $1 bet win her? plus, "iron man 3" topped the box office this weekend. but that wasn't the only recognition the film received. it also struck gold at the golden trailer awards. what's that? find out in our pop lead. that's coming up. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so...
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debate with a cardboard cutout of nancy pelosi. but if you believe the polls, former south carolina governor mark sanford might just be headed back to congress. plus, justice clarence thomas was once known for a seven-year streak on the bench where he did not utter a single word. but you know what they say, still waters run deep. hear his not-so-subtle swipe at the media. and the pop culture lead, they were once considered primetime for bathroom breaks. how is it that movie trailers have emerged as hollywood's next big thing? the money lead, the one thing that makes internet shopping so attractive, other than avoiding fights over parking spot, could soon be yanked away by the long arm of uncle sam. within hours, the senate is expected to approve an online sales tax. but it would still have to clear a big hurdle in the republican-led house. until now, online shoppers could typically enjoy tax-free
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shopping since only businesses with a physical store were required to collect sales tax. that's not the only online freebie that could soon bite the dust. youtube may have found a way to put a price tag on something as delightful as watching a guy freak out over a double rainbow. the website is reportedly getting ready to launch new premium channels to compete with services like hulu and netflix. soon you might be as to pay to play. >> when youtube first hit the internet back in 2005, who could have predicted it would become the website where pop culture icons are born and reborn. ♪ call me maybe without youtube we may never have been swept away by the boyish charm of justin bieber. discovered the cuter side of cannibalism. >> charlie bit me. >> or laughed, somewhat shamefully, when this happened.
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the biggest price we've had to pay thus far for having a world of content at our fingertips is finding the patience to sit through those 30-second ads. but that may all be about to change. a pay-per-view model could soon be launched as early as this week. users would have to forecast over as little as $1.99 a month to subscribe. industry analysts say if it happened, it would open the door for youtube to offer movie rentals or video on demand services and could eventually become the go-to site for watching live sporting events. we reached out to youtube for a comment on whether the model is just around the corner and the company responded with a statement -- we have nothing to announce at this time but we're looking into creating a subscription platform that could bring even more great content to youtube for our users to enjoy and provide our partners with another vehicle to generate
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revenue from their content, beyond the rental and add-supported models we offer. translation -- soak in all the keyboard cats you can over the next few days. pretty soon, getting that feline fix on youtube could cost you. >> joining us now with more insight on how youtube's pay-per-view system might work is rocco pandola. what types of videos would fall under this new subscription plan? not everything, right? >> no, i think the cat videos, as popular as they are, probably will be safe for a world. it's not a big deal. it's going to start small, probably involve a small number of youtube channels at the beginning. but in terms of what it means for consumption of video in the industry, online and off, i think this is a really big deal because it could grow and it could put youtube in a position to start saying, we're going to compete stronger with netflix and amazon and we're going to
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become like they'll aim to be, another cable channel. >> should youtube users worry we'll have to pay to subscribe to, hypothetically, taylor swift's music channel? >> in some respects, look at it from taylor swift's point of view, the label's point of view, youtube's point of view. why shouldn't you have to? there are people i've never heard of before that have millions of subscribers to their youtube channel and youtube is saying, maybe we'll give you the opportunity to charge a subscription fee and make a little bit more money off your content in addition to the add-based revenue that you're currently able to enjoy. i'm not surprised that this is happening. this is really the trend where if you enjoy content, down the line, you're going to pick and choose a la carte what you want to pay for. might be music from taylor swift, might be sporting events or reruns of old television shows. the big kicker for me is this opens the door for youtube to get some of these deals that netflix, for example, can't get. netflix charges $8 a month.
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it's all you can eat programming. i watched the first two seasons of the fx show on netflix and i was like, great show. i want to see season three. i fired up netflix, searched for it, they don't have it. i had to go to voodoo and pay 30 bucks for the high-definition season of the show. why wasn't it on netflix? the people that own that content don't want you to watch every episode in a binge for $8 on netflix. they want to get more out of their premium content. they don't want to dilute the premium nature of that content. so on demand, pay-per-play, choose what you want to play for. that's the model. i think that's something that youtube is knocking down the doors on right now. >> that's fascinating. you think companies like netflix and hulu that we've talked about quite a bit, companies that provide this content but are also creating their own original content, do you think they sea what youtube is doing as a threat? >> they may not say it publicly, but i think they do. the interesting thing about
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netflix, they're going to have trouble trying to raise prices without being unique and cute about it because of the what happened a couple of years ago with the dvd service. they're paying attention, no doubt. you have so many original hits that people just absolutely have to subscribe to your service f you're not in that position and few networks and few channels are, then, yeah, you're going to have to start saying, we have to diversify and offer a bunch of different options for people to view content through our platform or the platform is going to die. youtube relalizes this. they're going to open it up. youtube generates nearly 100% of its revenue through advertising. now they're saying, it's toy with other revenue streams as they start to bring all their different platforms, google plus, google hangout, youtube, into a larger eco system that they want to have take over the world. >> you'll be happy to hear, i finally did the netflix thing and started watching "house of cards."
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it's pretty good, i have to say. >> it's not bad. but sopranos, sex and the city, the wire, can they do it over and over again? >> not there yet. coming up, apparently lying, admitting to an affair and getting caught trespassing on your ex-wife's property allegedly doesn't mean you're out of the running for a house seat in south carolina. can mark sanford pull off a political win? our political lead is next. i'm really glad that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. 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!
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sanford and elisabeth colbert-busch is on the tips of everyone's tongues. this new mailer from the house majority pac is just the latest attack launched on sanford. the tag line, mark sanford already embarrassed us once, don't let him do it again. subtle. that's a subtle ad. here to talk about the race, kevin madden, donna brazile and susan page. "the washington post'" chris cillizza says that sanford is good to provide fodder for democrats that it might be better for him to win tomorrow because then he's around. and no matter what happens, colbert in that election seat
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can't last. >> there's no question that governor sanford would win this in a nanosecond. but it's a close race because of his personal troubles. >> entirely because of his personal troubles. there's no other reason. >> i do believe that colbert-busch is a different kind of democrat. she's an independent democrat. she resonates in the district. this might be a good opportunity to, for once, and for all to show the democrats can win red drikts. if he wins, we'll have a lot of late-night conversations and early morning coffees about mark sanford back in the house of representatives. >> he might win. >> very much so. he has a good chance. when this race first started where it was very competitive, i said the biggest problem that sanford would have is that if he made this a redemption tour. if he made it a campaign about him. and he struggled when he did do that. i think he's flourished when he made this campaign more about the anxieties that voters have about what's going on in
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washington and some of the things they see going on in washington. namely spending and obama care. since he's focused on that, the trend line has been unmistaken and going in his direction. that's the important line, the poll numbers, where is the trend line? right now, he always has the momentum. >> what do you think, susan? >> you can tell the democrats think they're going to lose this because they're starting to describe why it is really a good thing if they do. you've got sanford as the face of the republican party. and you also do not have to defend a weak democratic candidate in a republican district in two years. that may be true, but i think that tells you where the democrats think this race is. >> is this one of these races that it's difficult to poll, that people might say something to pollsters and secretly -- it could work either way with somebody like sanford, i guess. obviously the fact that colbert-busch is female probably helps in this district because she wants to win women voters. >> sadly the polls are sometimes wrong. >> right. >> stunningly, voters wait and
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vote and they don't always tell the pollsters the right thing. i don't think this is a race that it's safe to call one way or the other. but if you look at the same poll, you see a ten-point swing, i guess, in his direction in a couple of weeks. that's pretty significant. >> and that's why in a race that shouldn't be this close, there was a good group of people that parked themselves in undecided for a while because they believed the candidate that probably should win was a bit flawed and they've taken their time making this decision. but it looks like they're breaking back towards the more traditional demographics of that district. >> i want to change topics a second. the supreme court justice clarence thomas is not exactly known for chatting a lot. he broke his silence on the bench not long ago, back in january and talked to a duquesne university forum last month. it's interesting just to hear him talk. take a listen. >> did you ever expect to see an african-american president during your lifetime? is that something you thought
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would happen? >> oh, yeah. yes, i've always thought there would be black coaches, black heads of universities. maybe, again, as i said, i'm naive. but i knew it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites, by the media. anybody they didn't agree with, they would take apart. >> he's still angry. >> yeah, got a grudge. a little bitter. >> you think so? >> yeah. i agree with clarence thomas on one hand. i never thought i would see an african-american president in my lifetime. we're both southerners. but on the other hand, there was talk at one point about colin powell possible running, condoleezza rice. and clearly reverend jesse jackson paved the way for us to have this moment, african-american voter registration shot up over the last three decades. but clarence thomas is a sort of unique individual. he has a position in history as
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well as the second african-american to serve on the united states supreme court. let's hope that he's not the last african-american to serve on the court. >> i don't think he will be. >> he was pretty personal there. he voices a lot of what is a frustration that many conservatives have, which is that someone like barack obama when he was coming up, because he was seen as -- he was painted by the liberal media as more of a moderate, as more of a unifier whereas conservatives like him have been painted as divisive. that's the frustration coming out. but when you finally do talk, you build up so much anticipation, that every single statement he makes is itemized and dissected. >> but if clarence thomas thinks the media's preferred candidate always wins elections, not really the case. there have been any number of candidates the media has not been a big fan of that might have won. might see one tomorrow in south carolina. >> my neighbor's here, wolf
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blitzer. "the situation room" is right next door. and mr. blitzer pops in every now and then. >> excellent team over here. >> i got them first. >> you know what played golf today? >> the president of the united states. >> president obama played golf? >> the charm offensive on the golf course, senator bob corker was playing with him. he will be in "the situation room." in my "situation room," bob corker is coming over. a lot of people are outraged, the obama administration is still providing bags of cash, millions and millions of dollars to hamid karzai in afghanistan. millions of dollars -- >> corker's mad about that? >> very mad. >> the golf thing makes sense. he plays golf at least twice a week. why doesn't he have republicans playing golf with him. thank you, wolf blitzer.
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look forward to that on "the situation room." kevin, donna, susan, thank you. we all know those hollywood types like to pat themselves on the back with award show after award show. but one for movie ads? yeah, the golden trailer awards. that's our pop lead next.'d it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work.
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the pop culture lead, it's part of the moviegoing experience, one that many of us see as an opportunity to fill up on snacks or send those last-minute texts. but it turns out movie trailers are not just for zoning out anymore. they've not only developed a huge fan following on the internet but now there's even an
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awards ceremony where coming attractions are the main event. in a world where movie theater trailers compete for glory, only one can come out victorious. okay. i won't do the voice anymore. but the truth is, movie theater previews are considered their own separate art form. there's even an award for them, much like the oscars. in 70 categories and with a shiny trailer statue, previews like these -- >> i told myself i would never come back. >> were recognized friday night at the golden trailer awards in hollywood. >> go! >> "iron man 3" took home the top prize for this intense entry. ♪ i dreamed that love would never die ♪ >> and if their dream was to win
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for best music, the producers of the ""les mis"promo, they did i. and this unique ad for a film called "john dies at the end". >> it helps to have big, bombastic music and helps to show the audience something that they think they've already seen before and liked. and it's great to have a superhero attached to it. >> these previews may only last a minute or so, but rest assured, they can make or break a two-hour feature. >> the industry is mammoth, it's huge. i think the average marketing budget for a movie is $30 million. a whole lot of that is trailer. >> as with breakfast at tiffanys, e.t. and jaws, posters aren't just an afterthought
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either. >> movie memorabilia culture has become so huge. people beg for those giant one sheets that sit in the window. the better those pictures look, the more likely they are to end up where somebody buys the dvds or goes to see the movie a third time. >> you're not from here, are you? >> the next time you feel like fast-forwarding through the previews, take a second, watch. you might be skipping over an award winner. of course, the true measure of a successful trailer is whether it actually convinces people to go see the movie. and in the case of "iron man 3," mission accomplished, in historic fashion. the movie dominated the box office, raking in more than $175 million in ticket sales. that makes it the second biggest opening in hollywood history, just behind another comic book blockbuster, "the avengers." iron man's made more than $860 million worldwide already.
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the buried lead, that's a story we think should be getting more attention but it's not. today's buried lead may keep you and everyone else in the world a lot healthier. doctors may have figured out how to stop the spread of a deadly new strain of bird flu. a specialist with w.h.o. tells cnn the virus is spread by poultry workers moving to and from wet markets and farms and last month's closing of shanghai's poultry markets resulted in a sharp drop in human cases. turns out there are some things even bill clinton cannot accomplish, like get led zeppelin back together. we found this story in a "60 minutes" overtime feature about last december's benefit concert for victims of superstorm sandy. the show featured paul mccartney, the rolling stones, bruce springsteen. when the former president asked the former members of led zeppelin to rejoin and perform, they wouldn't comment. amanda knox, can she convince
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you she never killed anyone? watch that tomorrow at 10:00 eastern. that's it for me. i'm jake tapper. i will now turn you over into the able hands of mr. wolf blitzer. he's right next door in "the situation room." mr. blitzer, take it away. happening now, a friend accused of covering up for one of the bombing suspects is freed on bond. investigators now believe the other bombing suspect accessed al qaeda bomb-making instructions on his home computer. a u.s. official confirms israel attacked missile storage facilities in syria. syria calls it a declaration of war. and you may be used to saving money by bying online. but a vote in congress could soon change that. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a federal judge has released on bond