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and guess what, experts concur, that is the pope's voice. he jokingly said, quote, what are the nuns doing that they can't answer? then he continued. quote, i am pope francis. i wish to greet you in this end of the year. i will see if i can call you later. may god bless you. that from the pope. the nuns decided they would just wait to call the pope. hopefully he'll call back. good luck on that. we'll have much more on whether he did, indeed, call them back. we're going to have much more ahead in the newsroom, and it all starts right now. here are the top stories we're following in the cnn newsroom. round two. here it comes again. a powerful arctic cold front is going to put nearly half the u.s. in a dangerous deep freeze
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again, just days after that monster snowstorm slammed into nearly two dozen states. and buying pot legally at a store. people in colorado are lining up in droves just to do that. what they do after they get out of the lines could still land them in jail potentially. we'll tell you why. and the family of an american taken hostage by al qaeda three years ago are speaking out after seeing him alive on video. what they want you to know this hour. the wave of nasty winter weather blasted about a third of the u.s. with heavy snowfall, fears winds and bone chilling temperatures. at least 13 deaths are now blamed on this monster storm, and dangerous conditions are about to get even worse. an arctic blast is moving into the plains now and marching east and it is going to produce the
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coldest temperatures the country has seen in 20 years. that's not welcome news to people already experiencing temperatures near zero. >> the cold is everything right now. doors are frozen shut. >> right? >> yeah, it is hard. >> oh, boy, it is hard. sub zero temperatures could sweep as far south as alabama, in fact, but the midwest will suffer the most. minneapolis, you can see wind chill temperatures as low as negative 65. just doesn't even seem possible. that would be the second coldest wind chill on record. officials are doing something they rarely do in that state, closing school on monday. let's talk about how it is not only impacting those on the ground but in the skies. means a lot of cancellations of air travel. lots of flights cancelled today as well as yesterday. it is a real mess. see at the bottom of the screen,
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850 flights were cancelled today. that means a lot of folks are bunking it there in the terminals. oh, boy. is that uncomfortable. they're hoping when flights resume, they'll be the first ones on board. we'll keep them posted as well as you. a lot of folks are actually watching us from those terminals, wondering when those flights will get back in the air. all right, so the storm made it difficult for a lot of people, for travelers and everybody else, but at the same time, folks are having a little fun with it all and have been sending in pictures, they have been posting i reports and posting on social media. here to talk about all of that, jennifer mer lee, you're from minneapolis. >> yeah. >> my gosh, 65 below? >> it is incredible to think about. it happened once when i was in high school, but not since then. it is incredible to think about the temperatures, my parents and friends there are about to get. i am glad i am here inside now. a lot of people on social media like to share with friends and
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family, followers what they're seeing and experiencing, and with this storm it is no different. take a look at the first picture. look at this poodle, his first snow. looks like the dog likes it. trying to figure out what the cold stuff is there. this next picture of a man walking his dog. this is on the street in brooklyn. it just looks desolate. most people have the right idea in brooklyn, staying inside and staying warm. >> it is pretty when you're the only one out there. it is gorgeous. like a postcard. >> in new jersey, someone had a different idea. this guy decided to get out and get exercise before the real cold temperatures hit. ocean city beach, thanks to i reporter adam reed for this
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picture of the man snow skiing across the beach. of course, we want to see what everyone else has to offer, what you're seeing. stay inside, take a picture, some video, send it to >> be safe doing that. >> stay inside, stay warm. >> jennifer, appreciate that. 140 million people will be getting hit with the new round of winter weather. samantha mohr is tracking this cold front. some folks are having fun with it, this is painful. >> it could be painful. you were talking about frostbite, it can happen in minutes. we need to take it seriously. if you get stranded in this, it could be deadly. arctic air like we haven't seen in decades will be settling in here. you can also see low pressure is going to be heading up, intersecting the cold air. we have moisture and cold air at the surface, wintry mix, some
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heavy snow potentially on the back side of this system. so of course, that means we're going to see snow moving in, and that means delays. let's look at the current situation here. we have had over 900 flights cancelled in and out of the u.s. about 160 or so plus in and out of chicago o'hare so far today. you can see this is the flight explorer, shows where the planes are now. not as many in the air today as there would be, due to this inclement weather situation. then as we head into sunday, through the afternoon, overnight and into tomorrow, we will see snow moving into chicago. it will continue to intensify overnight, 5 to 10 inches expected here. delays are expected into sunday in chicago. denver, snow and wind will cause delays there, if you head in or out of los angeles or san francisco, we'll see delays there due to low ceilings.
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then new york, d.c., atlanta, delays heading into sunday. you can see snow moving into chicago now, extending back into iowa where we've seen a freezing mix as well. some roadways there are slick. you want to take it easy. we have winter storm warnings here in the pink, in this case being in the pink is not a good thing. that means you'll see heavy snow, gusty winds, frigid wind chill temperatures. won't take long to come up with frostbite or worse. we want to urge people to stay inside. it is serious. >> it is very serious. in fact, 13 people have died from this first round of the storm. we know the potential is very great in the second round. thanks so much, samantha. it may be rough going across most of the country because of the bad weather, but actually some great news today from houston. former first lady barbara bush was discharged from the hospital today after spending a week there. she was admitted to the hospital in houston on monday for signs
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of pneumonia. the former first lady is 88 years old. "fast & furious" actor paul walker died within minutes of that terrible car crash according to the coroner's final report. we'll have more details right after this.
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sad news in the world of rock and roll. singing legend phil everly has passed away. ♪ music world in the 1950s and '60s. best known for "wake up little susie." he died friday due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. he was 74 years old.
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the final coroner's report on paul walker's death is out and it reveals the actor's life ended just like his movie title, "fast & furious." the 15 page documentary israelis walker and his friend died soon after the porsche crashed. casey wian has details. >> reporter: fred, the final autopsy report for paul walker contains few surprises but lots of graphic details. millions of fans of paul walker's "fast & furious" movie series were shocked in november when a real life car crash killed the 40-year-old actor. los angeles county coroner's final autopsy report shows walker's death was gruesome and swift. walker was a passenger in an ultra high performance car, driven by his friend roger rodas november 30th. the autopsy states the driver was driving a red porsche carrera gt at unsafe speed, approximately 100 plus miles per hour. >> when they passed us, there were no other cars around them
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at all. >> reporter: the driver lost control, spun, struck a sidewalk, tree and light post. exclusive video obtained by cnn shows the moment of impact, and a full minute later, the car bursting into flames. >> there was nothing, we tried. went through fire extinguishers. >> reporter: concerned they may have been alive that time not supported by the autopsy. it says both bodies found in pugilistic stance. walker burned so badly, only his lower back, buttocks and feet uncharred. he had multiple bone fractures, only a scant amount of soot found in walker's throat, indicating he wasn't breathing for long. the body of rodas in even more gruesome condition, he died instantly. >> in hollywood, they never get hurt, they're always driving fast. in reality we have to be concerned. we have to be concerned this could happen to any of us. we got to follow the rules,
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follow the speed. we can't be too fast and furious. >> reporter: final autopsy confirms the coroner's official ruling on cause of death, an accident. walker lives on in film, seventh installment of "fast & furious" franchise, partially shot at the time of his death, is scheduled to be released next year. fred? >> thanks so much. meanwhile, entertainment websites report paul walker's character will be retired, not killed off in the next film. the pot lines in colorado are very long these days and sales are high. what happens if you get caught with too much weed in your system? what police will be doing. just by talking to a helmet. it grabbed the patient's record before we even picked him up. it found out the doctor we needed was at st. anne's. wiggle your toes. [ driver ] and it got his okay on treatment from miles away. it even pulled strings with the stoplights.
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all right, the new pot law in colorado means you can legally buy and sell marijuana, even grow your own at home and give it away, but it doesn't mean that you get a free ride. if you're caught with too much in your system. miguel marquez has the ups and downs of the pot law from the mile high city. >> reporter: out of the cannabis closet, into a new era of legal recreational marijuana, the great colorado smokeout is on. weed, a powerful drug, coming from across the country to partake. you are able to walk into a
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store and buy marijuana today. what did that feel like? >> overjoying to not have to hide it, be able to use what makes me feel better. >> reporter: so i take it you guys are excited about this. at medicine man denver, one of the largest dispensaries, driving snow, wind, cold didn't deter the faithful, the line in the hundreds all day long. what does it feel like today? >> freedom. >> reporter: with freedom comes responsibility. the dos and don'ts of pot, illegal for under 21s to line up. public health officials fear abuse. at greatest risk, kids. >> over half the admissions for addiction in this state in kids under 15 and teenagers, they are for marijuana. >> reporter: drivers can get busted. the legal limit, five nanograms.
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>> i don't smoke. if i have one puff, would that put me over that limit? >> yes. >> one puff? >> yes. >> for how long? >> really by two hours, probably be gone. >> reporter: it dissipates to lower levels relatively fast, even in habitual users. >> if they fail a roadside test, we take them to the dui room and do a series of other tests that take up to about two hours to complete. >> reporter: it is possible to be pulled over high and hours later get a pass on the blood test. for now, pot oh physical nad ohs, law enforcement and policy makers are settling in for the long ride. miguel marquez, cnn, denver. so here is the quandary for you. when pot was illegal, it was easy to recognize who was breaking the law.
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if you were selling or using it for fun, you could be busted. now it might be more difficult since people can grow their own at home and even give it away for free. tom rains, former state prosecutor, now director of colorado district attorney's counsel joins us from denver. break it down for us. while this is legal, to a degree, it still has to be, the law has to be enforced. use of pot still has to be enforced. how difficult will it be to do that? >> you know, fredricka, there are numerous challenges, whether you talk about driving or just possession in general. folks really need to understand their rights. obviously under the current law now, an individual can have one ounce of marijuana in their possession. if they have more than that, they're committing an offense. it is a low level offense at the beginning but can work up to a felony if they have way too much, over 12 ounces. as far as driving, your report mentioned driving issues.
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we're very concerned about possible increase in folks driving under the influence of marijuana. >> so you're concerned about that. does that mean that law enforcement is equipped, prepared, to look for the signs, know when there's probable cause to stop someone. >> that's a great question. it is difficult to know when you're impaired by alcohol or other drugs. the techniques will be used in the same ways. they have to stop people for the same reasons, reasonable suspicion of illegal activity. they have to develop probable cause, based on everything they see at the roadside, talking to the driver. but just the odor of marijuana itself will not be enough to get them toward probable cause for arrest. if they do develop probable cause, based off numerous other possibilities, whether it is how they talk, how they answer questions, how they perform
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roadsides, then there's potentially arrest. it is after the arrest they're taken for a blood test. >> then talk about the sales, policing of the sales. while it is legal for marijuana to be sold in licensed stores and retailers, people will be paying something like $60 for the same amount that on the street they may have paid for $25 for the same amount. how do you control incentive to be greater from the black market. people will be looking for a deal, so to speak. >> well, yeah. thank you. obviously the hope is people want to be safe with their own criminal record and will buy from retail outlets. they still have medical outlets they can buy for if they have a medical card. some of the concerns resolve around home grows. while an individual is entitled to have six plants in their
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house per person, they're also entitled to keep the yield from those in the house. it is hard to get to a house without an owner saying see what i have. now just smelling marijuana outside the house isn't enough for an officer to get probable cause to go in. we have concerns about diverting large quantities of marijuana out of state from home grows and like you mentioned, low price on the street versus the increased price due to retail outlets have to make money. there's high state taxes involved. >> right. that's what the disparity of the price is, where that comes into play. bottom line real quick. does this make life easier or more complicated for law enforcement in colorado? >> well, i think it is more complicated, and that's not judging it good or bad, it is just more complicated. and that combined with the interaction with federal law further complicates the issue. law enforcement has a difficult task. we hope people are responsible
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with the product. hope retailers are responsible and hopefully we can get a grasp on this. >> former state prosecutor, now executive director of colorado district attorney's counsel, thanks for your time. i appreciate it. >> thank you. >> and this programming note, cnn's ac 360 is exploring marijuana legislation in a series of reports all next week, gone to pot starts monday night, 8:00 eastern. all right. a man who faked his own death after allegedly stealing millions of dollars was found very much alive. ana cabrera has more not far from the scene of the crime. >> reporter: the man wanted by the fbi for wire fraud vanished more than a year ago in apparent suicide. nearly a year after he was presumed dead, the fugitive was apprehended by police in a traffic stop on new year's eve. >> i cannot believe he had the nerve to hide out so close to
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home, number one. >> reporter: he is alleged to have embezzled $21 million from more than 100 investors between 2010 and 2012. prosecutors say instead of investing money held at montgomery bank and trust where he worked, he created a dummy company in new york to funnel funds through fraudulent wire transfers and phony investments. before going on the run, price wrote a 22 page confession letter to his family, saying he planned to kill himself off the coast of florida by jumping off a ferry boat. that letter was the beginning of an elaborate plan to stage his own suicide. these photos show price dressed in shorts and t-shirt, arriving at the key west airport, carrying a suitcase, this is the day of his disappearance that year. >> he has a bag i see he is towing behind him, might be packed with investor money for all i know. >> reporter: surveillance video from that day shows him at the ferry terminal in key west where he led investigators and his family to believe he took his own life.
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without evidence of a body, the fbi continued to look for him. that search ended tuesday, thanks to a glin county georgia sheriff that stopped his vehicle for having darkly tinted windows. the bold fugitive will now be brought to justice. he faces up to 30 years in prison. ana cabrera, cnn, new york. >> price told authorities his family didn't know he was alive. he had his first court appearance this past week. he has not entered a plea as yet. all right. for millions of people dealing with the aftermath of a huge snowstorm, brace yourselves because you're about to get hit by another round of fierce winter weather. what you need to know about the newark particular blast. [ female announcer ] stress can make your mind spin all night.
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the family of an american kidnapped by al qaeda keeps hoping he will get his freedom. warren winestein was captured in 2011 in pakistan. recent video released by the terror group shows him looking frail but still alive, asking the u.s. government to bring him
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home. >> i am therefore appealing to you on humanitarian basis if nothing else and asking that you take the necessary actions to expedite my release and my return to my family and to my country. >> our anderson cooper spoke to his family on how they are holding up as they wait for his return. >> first of all, i am so sorry for what you and your family are going through. how are you holding up? how do you deal with this day to day? >> i find if i'm busy, i can at least function. find a place to go, friend to be with. if all else fails, i visit my grandchildren. >> and the video, seeing your husband, this was the first time in how long you had seen him? >> over a year. >> how did he look to you? what do you see?
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>> he looked pale, he looked sick. he looked troubled. looked like he was in distress. it was terrible to see him that way. >> in the video he says he feels like he has been forgotten. for you and all of you, that must be -- it is not true and for him to not know that has to be heart breaking. >> he said that but i am not sure he meant that. i think words were put in his mouth. >> to see the video, i mean, it is horrific in one sense, comforting in another to see a visual image of him? yes. it was nice to hear his voice again, something comforting about seeing his face, knowing he is alive is amazing. an amazing feeling. >> what happens in this sort of situation? people try to imagine what
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you're going through. is there anything for you to actually do? >> not really. we ask if anything is being done. we're told everything possible is being done and that's what we have to settle for. >> what do you want people to know about your dad? >> he is an amazing man that has dedicated his life to helping other people and doing everything he can to help family and friends. just he is an amazing person that doesn't deserve this to happen to him. he deserves to be home with his family and, you know, to be able to enjoy life, not be missing everything and, you know, not allowed to do things that he wants to do. he needs to come home. >> and also just what an incredible father and husband and grandfather he is. even though he was across the world from us, we all spoke to
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him every day. sometimes more than once a day, he was always connected, or calling us with skype or vonage, being connected constantly. >> learned to skype. >> i thought, you know, my dad put -- we called and left him sitting there, but in reality, he was the one that hit the button, he wanted to talk to grandpa and knew how to do it. >> you had to explain this to your kids. how do you explain something like this? >> how do you explain something like that, it is not something you want to tell a child, you know. we sat her down, used the most child appropriate way to explain the situation to her. she asked some smart questions and she's dealing with it, but it is hard on her. >> this is a broadcast which is seen internationally. if he could hear this or perhaps
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somebody involved who is holding him could hear this, what do you want them to know, what is your message? >> if he is listening, we want him to know we love him, we miss him terribly, that we think about him almost every moment of every single day. we would do anything in our power to get him home and he shouldn't lose heart. he shouldn't lose faith. he should just worry about taking care of himself, stay healthy and strong and know that we're fighting for him. >> i hope this helps. i hope he gets this message and people holding him get the message as well. thank you very much. >> thank you for having us. we truly appreciate it. >> that was anderson cooper talking to warren weinstein's family. not so good news for millions of people digging out of a huge snowstorm.
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a powerful arctic blast is about to barrel across the u.s. adding insult to injury to tens of millions of people that were hit by this week's massive
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snowstorm. the national weather service says this could be a historic event, with temperatures plummeting to record low levels in parts of the midwest, and that cold air will head east at the start of the week. southern states will also feel the pain, and we could see zero degree temperatures as far south as nashville! one new york resident who knows what that feels like handed out his sage advice. >> it is nasty out here, really nasty. i could have stayed home, i would have stayed home. stay home. if you don't have to come out, stay home. that's it. >> that huge snowstorm that blew through the eastern half of the u.s. this week is now being blamed for at least 13 deaths. 140 million people will be getting hit by the new round of winter weather. samantha mohr is tracking the path of that cold front. this is a rough winter. a lot of people including yourself predicted this is going to be a tough one. >> we're in a persistent pattern, trough over the east.
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this time the trough and jet stream extending well into the south, and this cold air actually emanating from the north pole, moving across canada, and down across the country. so this week likely the coldest week we have had in decades. and you can see we have wind chill warning in that puree he willish lavender color. in about a dozen states. these temperatures likely to get down to wind chill temperatures. that's when you factor in the temperature and wind and how it would feel to exposed skin, likely getting down 40 to 60 degrees below zero, just incredible here. in fact, we'll likely see records smashed all over the place, like in minneapolis. the record at 14 below will likely be smashed by around 18 below on monday. these are high temperatures, these aren't low temperatures. likely see records in chicago and cincinnati as well, and in detroit and cincinnati, never
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had five days it stayed below zero all day. this is exceptional. we could likely have the coldest day ever in chicago. then in minneapolis, talking about wind chills down to 60 degrees below zero, so let's take a look how this is all going to play out as cold air moves in on sunday during the afternoon. it will continue to move in overnight with those wind chills around 34 below zero in duluth and green bay, of course, we're concerned about the big football game and those wind chills around 25 below at the end of game time on sunday. so that is going to be a huge game as the 49ers come into lambeau field, and it is going to be tough for the players as well as for the fans. >> it will indeed. i don't know who it is going to be tougher on, but tough none the less. >> even though i think they're handing out glove warmers and hot chocolate, hot coffee, but
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woo, die hard. good luck to them. thanks so much, samantha. meantime, police are uncovering the events that led up to the murder of a priest on new year's day. and it is a grim picture. it appears the man accused in the death was actually in police custody just hours before. here is david mattlingly. >> reporter: fredricka, with the suspect in custody, there are questions about how local law enforcement here did their job. could the murder of father eric freed have been prevented? gary bullock had already confronted law enforcement twice, got arrested, spent eight hours in jail, all in less than a day before he became the suspect in the murder of beloved eureka priest, father eric freed. arrested by sheriff's deputies for public intoxication during the day new year's eve, bullock had to be taken away from the county jail for a high heart rate. he acted up at the hospital and had to be physically restrained
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by deputies before being taken back to jail. court records show bullock was already on probation for misdemeanor cocaine possession. a spokesman for the sheriff says the department was not required to hold him until a judge reviewed his case, so he was let go. bullock only had to walk three blocks to the saint bernard church where he was described as making strange noises. a security guard called eureka city police, who didn't know the details of the problems bullock just had at the county jail. >> they saw the paperwork he is released on public intoxication charge after being held eight hours. >> reporter: eureka officers decided bullock wasn't doing anything illegal and didn't qualify for emergency psychological hold. >> they asked him specific questions about himself. he asked for housing. he asked for a place to stay for the night. >> reporter: so they didn't arrest him. instead, officers directed
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bullock to a nearby shelter and watched him walk away. police now say bullock never went to the shelter and was spotted shortly thereafter back at the church, this time police aren't called. the sequence of events at that point are still being put together. investigators are relying heavily on surveillance video from cameras at the church. they'll also be seeing whatever they can learn from the autopsy which is being conducted today. fredricka? >> thanks so much, david. appreciate that. a shocking claim from a former nfl player, claims he was cut by the vikings because of his views on same-sex marriage. could the allegations be a nightmare for the team? that's next.
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minnesota vikings say they're investigating a former player's claims that he was cut because he supported same-sex marriage. in an op-ed on dead spin called
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i was an nfl player until i was fired by two cowards and a bigot. chris cluey made that claim. the team denies it. >> i think it is something that the team. >> reporter: if ever there were a way to get in the last word, he has done it. he dropped an 11 page attack on dead spin, claiming the vikings canned him largely because of activism for same-sex marriage. >> really the only thing that changed from the previous year to when i got cut, i spartd speaking out about same sex rights. when i looked at everything else that happened, that's the only logical conclusion i can draw from all the evidence there. >> reporter: kluwe names names. he says fraser told him to stop speaking out on this stuff. but he is targeted in this article by the special teams coach. he claims he said to him i would
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wind up burning in hell with the gays. he claims in a special teams meeting in november, 2011, we should round up all the gays, send them to an island, then nuclear it until it glows, end quote. kluwe says those statements were followed by a tense relationship between the two, until last spring when he was cut from the team. in a statement, mike prefer denies all allegations and says i do not tolerate discrimination of any type and am respectful of all individuals. i personally have gay family members who i love and support, end quote. as for the vikings, they said today we were made aware of chris kluwe's allegations for the first time today. we take them very seriously and willfully investigate this matter. any notion that chris was released due to his stance on marriage equality is entirely inaccurate. >> let's dig deeper with zig ziegler, co-founder of a website
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focused on lbgt issues in sports. you talked with chris after the article came out. what desay id he say to you? >> the most important piece was to shed light on something happening behind closed doors in the nfl. the nfl has gotten better on these issues as have many teams. many players talk about the end of homophobia in sports, but we still don't know what's going on behind some of these closed doors. though chris said this was a couple of isolated incidents, he wants to make sure that this coach and other coaches like him never use language like that ever again. >> so he feels that he is no longer on the team in large part because of his advocacy for same-sex marriage and being outspoken about the issue. is that being supported by anyone or anything else? >> you know, i think nobody
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really knows other than the front office, and the coaching staff, why he was let go. there are so many factors that go into hiring somebody and firing somebody. part of it is job performance. part of it is cost, you know, in a salary cap league, he is a million dollars more also the most outspoken person on the team on various issues from ray guy getting into the hall of fame to lbt issues and same-sex marriage. this is one of the pieces, though, i imagine if he was a ham of fame candidate and a superstar quarterback, they would have tolerated whatever he said. >> he's 32. is he hoping to play on another nfl team? >> yeah. the last -- this past season team he ended up with the oakland raiders. they ended up not keeping him. there are other teams looking to
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replace their punters because of injuries. chris would love to but he knows this column signaling his death knell. he has violated the sanctity of the locker room and what goes on in the public. he knows his chances of playing in the nfl again probably evaporated with that column. >> do we know anything more than this, not just that he's an advocate for same-sex marriage but whether it has anything to do with his own life, if there's any pressure or anything about in his personal life? >> if chris had come out? i mean -- chris says he's straight. he's married to a woman. they have a family. i have never heard anyone speculate that he's gay. i don't think he's gay.
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i just think that chris is a really special guy. of all the athletes i've talked to, there are few who have perspectives on issues and think the way he does. scott fujita is another one, a former lineback never the nfl who just takes pride in equality and civil rights. i have never heard that he's gay or that he even could possibly be guy. i don't think that's the case. >> sid zeigler. thanks so much for your time. appreciate it. >> go patriots. all right. half the country is about to get slammed by a second round of brutal winter weather. we'll show you how that will impact travel this weekend next. there's a new form of innovation taking shape.
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affiliate wiat show how low income families are struggling to stay warm. >> it takes 30 to 40 minutes to keep it going. >> reporter: she has one thing to be concerned about these days. don't let the fire go out. >> we heat with wood. that's what we heat with, wood and kindling to keep warm. >> with no insulation and a large section of their home exposed to the elements, glaze and her two sons are forced to sleep in the living room next to this wood heater. >> but we'll make it. we've got plenty of wood. >> their next-door neighbor depend dmens on this to keep wa >> it's a little dangerous but i
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keep an eye on it. >> he said for his parents who also go without insulation and heating says it's tough. >> it sounds horrible, don't it? it sounds horrible, don't it? >> reporter: but glaze said when you're on a fixed income, you learn to live with these kinds of challenges. there's just no money to fix the property or insulate. >> i just got out here and lit firewood and staked it up. >> reporter: the problem is glaze says the heater's chimney is starting to cave in the roof. for now she said it's just the chance she'll have to take to keep her family from freezing. >> all right. it's cold out there indeed, and so many states and now to the unluck unlucky millions of people
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suffering through frigid conditions, samantha mohr is tracking the conditions. >> it brought in thousands of cancellations as far as flights are concerned, and now this next system is moving in. it's developing much across the south central u.s. it's headed toward the northeast, and along with it we'll see that wintry mix, heavy snow behind it, and then comes the art tick air and that art tick air will be settling down into the deep south as well. so when you take a look at our flight explorer and we get information from flight aware, we already had a thousand flights cancel in and out of the u.s. today and a couple of thousand delays being reported as well. you can see all the planes up in the sky. they're a little bit behind schedule eventually. let's take a look at what we're expecting as we head into sunday. chicago, conditions will be going downhill today and into the overnight hours and tomorrow due to the snow and wind we'll
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likely see delays. denver, delays as well. and then we're also going to see those delays in los angeles and in san francisco due to low cloud cover there. so even if you're flying to the west coast, you'll likely see some problems. of course, that's a big domino effect once the flights are canceled for everybody to get rerouted and on schedule again. sunday, new york and d.c. due to low clouds we could see delays there, even into atlanta as we head into tomorrow. we may see low precipitation early tomorrow and then again at night. we'll see delays at atlanta as well. >> folks need to pack a little patience as they try to travel. >> yeah. >> thanks so much, samantha. >> you bet. it's been looking like the 1960s in chicago, at least when you look at the murder rate. we break down the crime numbers in a number of big cities. and three pullups on fitness
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course could be standing between women and the marine corps. why the marines are examining their physical requirements. plus it could slow down alzheimer's. which vitamin is surprising doctors in a new study? all that at 2:30 in the newsroom. "your $$$$$" starts right now. >> how much money did you make not from working, but from investing. i'm christine romans. if you haven't already, take a look a where you stand after a banner year for the market. you'll probably like what you see. the dow up 27%, the nasdaq up 38%, the s&p jumped 30%. it's rare to see big performance like that. the question now, can the rally keep going? ahst analysts see more gains