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and this park is the inside of your body. see, the special psyllium fiber in metamucil actually gels. and that gelling helps to lower some cholesterol. metamucil. 3 amazing benefits in 1 super fiber. thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. this hour three big interviews for three big different topics. remember dennis rodman's drunken rant. this morning a soft spoken rodman extend as rare invitation to chris cuomo. >> i will give you this opportunity now on national tv, on national tv, i will take you over there and introduce you to him. >> great. >> i would love four come back here and tell the world, tell
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the world in person to person, is' nice guy when you meet him. >> we'll have more in just bathe. first we want to begin with this. today at the white house president obama will gather ceos in a bid to help long term unemployed americans who have been out of a job for six months or more and make up a third of those who are looking for work. in an exclusive interview with jake tapper the president talked about his plan. >> one of the biggest problems is the long term unemployed. >> people won't hire them. >> because they have been unemployed so long, folks are looking at that gap in their resume and weeding them out before these folks get a chance for an interview. what we've done is to gather together 300 companies just to start with, including some of the top 50 companies in the country, companies like walmart and apple and ford and others to
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say let's establish best practices. do not screen people out of the hiring process just because they've been out of work for a long time. we just went through the worst recession since the great depression. i'll be convening a meeting where a number of these top companies will be coming in, agreeing to these best practices and will have an opportunity to, you know, encourage more people to come in. >> john king is cnn's chief national correspondent and host of the new cnn show "inside politics." he joins me now. welcome, john. >> smart move by the president to bring these companies in. it shows he's taking action on his own to get ahead of what is a chronic problem. if you're one of the long term unemployed you've gone through this where you send in a resume but because of that gap, you haven't had a job for so long, maybe who was just let go or their company down size cut you. the president trying to help. the we is six months from now or a year from now what are the
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metrics. how can we measure the success of this. bringing in these big companies. most economists say there will be a hiring boom in the united states this year. smart move by the president. >> he doesn't exactly have a great relationship with ceos, so how does he overcome that? >> that's a great point you make. apple, for example, is upset at the president over the nsa surveillance technology. some other companies have been upset not just with the president but with washington about why not tax reform, why has it been this long. we want tax reform. some of these companies weren't so happy with obamacare, at least back when it was being proposed in 2009 and 2010. yet, look, you know, again smart move by fortunate, smart move by these companies to come in and try be a part of the process. good public relations for the companies. they will be embraced by the president. we're trying to help with chronic unemployment problems in the united states. it is proof and maybe washington should take a lesson from this
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even if you disagree on issue a and b maybe you can work together on issue c. >> we'll see. for more on the key stories, be sure to watch john this sunday on "inside politics" beginning at 8:30 a.m. eastern here on cnn. john and the special panel will look how republicans will sort out their internal divide on immigration. now let's turn to a murder case rippling across the ocean and thunderering through the life of a former american exchange student. amanda knox said she watched in disbelief hours ago. that's when an italian appeals court found her guilty in the stabbing death of her roommate more than six years ago. since then italy's justice system found her guilty of the stabbing death and then overturned that conviction. knox back in the u.b.s says she watched online yesterday as the appeals court upheld that initial conviction and is sentenced her to more than 28 years in an italian prison.
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here's what knox told "good morning america". >> i'm going through waves of emotion in response to it. my first reaction was no, this is wrong. i'm going to do everything i can to, to prove that it is. and i felt very determined and my family felt very determined, but it was only on my way here that i really got my first cry. i talked to don sallo. >> who is? >> the priest in the prison and we've stayed in contact and he's reminded me that like people still believe in me. and that like this is an experience that i have to testify to. that -- that really horrible things can happen and you have to stand up for yourself and you have to believe that it's going to be okay. >> and do you have a lot of
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people that are supporting you, family and others. you heard danny from our legal affairs anchor who said that it is -- it's possible but probable that you would be extradited but a lot of legal experts that say that the u.s. may have no other choice. are you prepared for that? >> i'm not. before that ever happens we have to go to the supreme court, we have to understand the motivation behind what happened and that happens within 90 days. i don't know what their motivation could be. this really has hit me like a train. i did not expect this to happen. i really expected so much better from the italian justice system. they found me innocent before. how can they say it's quality beyo -- guilt beyond a reasonable
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doubt. i think -- >> we heard you say you won't go willingly they would have to catch you first and that you would go kicking and screaming? >> yeah. i will never go willingly back to the place where i -- i'm going to fight this until the very end. and it's not right. and it's not fair. and i'm going to do everything i can. granted i need a lot of help. i can't do this on my own and i can't help people understand this on my own. there are people who know better than i do the way the system works, and the way that there was this entirely preventable thing that happened that was
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systematic, and i really hope that people try to understand that like when you have overzealous prosecutors and when you have a biassed investigation and coercive investigations like these things happened and i'm not crazy, it just -- it puts you in a position where you feel like -- >> all right. let's break it down. erin mclaughlin is in florence, italy. paul callen is with joey jackson. welcome. erin, i want to start with you. what's the reaction in italy today? >> well, mixed reaction here in italy. many of the italian journalists, though, that i have spoken to who have been covering this case from the very beginning do not
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agree with this court's decision, but if you speak to the regular person on the street who has been following this trial, i'm getting mixed reaction. some are agreeing with the court's decision and others are disagreeing, carol. >> i do understand that the kercher family spoke out this morning. what did they say? >> that's right. meredith kercher's brother and sister speaking out this morning in their very first interview after the conviction saying that nothing will bring meredith back but they added that in the event that amanda knox should be extra dpri extradited they would support that. >> joey, i'll turn to you. you heard what amanda knox said. she will fight this as hard as she can. she's refusing to go back to
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italy. will she be successful? >> she very well may be, carol and tinting thing, certainly meredith kercher deserves justice. the issue here is whether or not it would be justice in finding amanda knox guilty and in sending her back. we know this is far from over. there's another mechanism where the judge will issue his motivation within 90 days and 90 days thereafter there will be an appellate process. who knows. maybe through that process this conviction is overturned and, of course, in that case she walks free and everything is fine. however, in the event that it does not and she's found guilty, ultimately she does have a good faith basis of avoiding extradition. what is that? article kpsh speaks to reasonable cause to believe. the extraditing country has to establish there's reasonable cause to believe that the offense was committed. the report cleared her before this conviction i want lays out in compelling fashion why she's not guilty of this offense and
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there's multiple reasons underlying that. >> paul, let me ask you. do you agree with joey? will the united states move to extradite knox? >> i have to disagree with joey with the greatest of respect. that article x really applies more in a case where you have whom is a fugitive, a wanted murderer and hasn't been tried yet. here we've had a trial and we've had an appeal, it's gone all the way to the italian supreme court. people who are considered to be smartest judges in italy have said the evidence supports guilt. so it's hard for me to one how to united states would not extradite since we do extraditions all the time with italy. we have previously recognized their justice system as being a fair system and what would happen if we didn't? maybe they would have a terrorist that we would want extradited to the u.s. and say well you think our system is a joke so we're not going to extradite. anyway as joey does say it's a long way off. i think we have to be patient
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here. the court that just found her guilty is going toish a very detailed analysis of the evidence and that is not going to happen for another 90 days. so i think we have to see what this court looked at and why they came back to the conclusion that she's guilty. then it's going to the italian supreme court. then it may go to the international criminal court because there's an allegation of human rights violations and only after that very long process, if italy asks for extradition thrown back to the united states and it will wind up in the federal courts, the justice department and the state department. so we are very far away from the day where she gets extradited. >> in the meantime and i'll pose this question to you erin just from a human perspective, amanda knox's parents reports say have spent $4 million on their daughter's lawyers in a legal fight. they are already bankrupt. how much more money will they have to spend?
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>> well, that's a very good question, carol, but i also know that amanda knox has appealed to the public for help as well legal volunteers to help her in this battle, carol. >> thank you all for joining me this morning. i appreciate it. >> nice being with you. >> still to come, dennis rodman's first interview from rehab exclusive to cnn and an invitation. >> i will give you this opportunity now on national tv, i will take you over there and introduce you to him. >> great. >> i would love for you to come back here and tell the world, tell the world in person to person when you meet him if he's a nice guy. >> you have to hear what else rodman had to say. we'll be right back. [ dr. pyun ] a lot of healthy food choices are still high in acidic content. if your enamel is exposed to acid and you brush it away, you know, then it's gone.
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live from rehab, dennis rodman under fire for his support of north korea sits down with chris cuomo and promptly invites chris to visit his dear friends kim jong-un. rodman also says i'm not a traitor but first he addressed his angry out burst from earlier this month. here it is. >> i want people to understand, it wasn't about that. i think the fact that when a certain person asks you a question, when they are not supposed to ask you that question at that particular time knowing the fact that i wasn't in a state to really properly answer that question, i think it was unfair. but, you know -- >> your answer was the way it was because you thought me asking about it was unfair. >> i think the fact that you
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want ad story for this kou have asked me first. i think that was the proper thing to do. at the moment, you know, i didn't think too much about it and i told you before this interview i said i don't hate you. you're just doing your job, man. i treat you just like anybody else. i'll shake your hand, hug you, go out and have a cigar or something like that any time of the day. >> that works both ways. i asked you the question because i feel it's so obvious, so important to how people view you and what's going won this situation that i cannot ask them. >> absolutely. >> i mean when you call somebody a friend who a lot of people believe is one of the most dangerous people in the world you got answer for that. you got to explain it. >> absolutely. >> so the question is now that you've had some time to get your thought together here do you believe that trip was something you shouldn't have done. do you believe the way you acted in the interview was something you shouldn't have done? >> i won't say too much. i'll do a press conference next
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week in new york and like i told you i'll have an open mic for any press that will come see this interview, they can ask me anything in the world about north korea and like i said i speak from my heart and like i said i'm a human first. what i said in the media, stuff like that, like i said, i don't know the marshal as a dictator. i don't know him like that. all i know is with him he's a 31-year-old guy and i call him a kid all the time and yeah he's my friend. i look at him as that because he gave me the opportunity to at least come in the country of north korea to bring a basketball team, to show the world, just show the world we can get along. chris, let me ask you one question. >> please. >> you was in north korea, right? >> no, i haven't been there. i'll go there with you. >> you go there with me. i'll give you this opportunity now on national tv, on national tv i'll take you over there and
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introduce you to him. >> great. >> i would love four to come back here and tell the world, tell the world, in person to person with him is he a nice guy when you meet him. when you meet him. not politics. when you meet him and sit down and have dinner with him. i want you to come -- i'm giving you and invitation. >> i'll take it. i take the invitation. >> i want to you go over there and see with your own eyes. i'm not worried about the politics. if he does these things over there. >> there's no if. >> i don't go the camps, i don't do anything. i just go there -- >> that's your choice but they are there. >> that's great. i'm sorry. i'm sorry. >> you don't have to apologize for it. it's not your fault. i'm just saying you have to understand why when you try to make this man into something he's not it upsets people. i take your invitation. let's see how i feel when i meet him. i'll go over with you whenever
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you want. i'll be surprised as close as you are as tight as you are with this man i would be surprised if they let me come with you. i would be surprised if they let me come with you. you have to ask you why, why don't they want this guy. >> i tell people, please, people take this in the right way. i'm not trying to take the spotlight away from the super bowl. great week for new york people and people around the world. great weekend. i want to come on and say this because i want people to understand this. i'm not a traitor. i never been a traitor. i've only been one thing, to make people happy in the whole world. that's my goal is to make people happy. >> he'll be talk being more about the american held hostage kenneth bae in the next hour so stay tune. still to come in this hour the south thaws out and the apologies flow. good morning, george. >> carol, a change in heart from
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the buck stops with him. now georgia's governor is taking full responsibility for the state's response to this week's crippling snow and ice storm. his apology now making front page headlines. this is the cover of today's "atlanta journal constitution". george howell joins us from atlanta where things are looking
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up. >> reporter: carol, things are definitely looking up. right now it is 30 degrees. we're getting there. close to getting above freezing. expected to get to 50 degrees today. you see that's helping with the regular commute here through downtown atlanta. as you mentioned we're also hearing an apology from the state's top politician, republican governor nathan deal promising next time he'll act sooner. this morning the icy roads that froze atlanta to a standstill continue to thaw out. this as georgia's governor tries to alleviate criticism about his response to the south's snow. >> i apologize for the fact we didn't make preparations early enough. >> the governor came out strong on thursday -- >> i'm not going to look for a scapegoat. i'm the governor. the buck stops with me. >> a sharp contrast to his role in the blame game, the morning
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after the storm. >> the national weather service had continually had their modelling showing that the stiff atlanta would not be the primary area where the storm would hit. >> reporter: governor deal ordered an internal review for the state's delayed response to tuesday's crisis. take a look at this traffic map from that day showing the smooth flow of traffic in green quickly grinding to a halt in just an hour. turning deep red. the color of gridlock. throughout thursday people came back to claim their abandoned cars. >> your vehicle was towed. >> reporter: state troopers and the national guard are helping to transport people to more than 2,000 vehicles strewn along roads and highways. >> i give them an a in spite of all the fs. this is an a and i thank them. >> reporter: overnight state troopers scoured the roadways, towing away any remaining cars not yet claimed. today the clean up is moving
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forward. even though some neighborhood streets are still sheets of ice. a 14-year-old girl lost part of her leg thursday on one such street after the abandoned car she was standing behind was struck by another car. >> i think it's been a big wake up call. it's going to cause all of us to be more aggressive in terms of declaring states of emergency. >> reporter: and a live look here at the interstate 75, 85 connector right here through the heart of downtown atlanta. you remember just a few days ago, carol, this is a place where people were slipping and sliding and not moving at all. you know what the commute is like through this area to get to the cnn center. getting back to normal, people getting back on the roads. the governor has extended that state of emergency through sunday to keep resources in place like the national guard for people that need that extra help. >> unbelievable. george howell reporting live from atlanta this morning.
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of course, this storm that crippled the south made georgia politicians the butt of a million jokes. >> how is georgia so ill-prepared, governor? >> we have been confronted with unexpected storm. there's not anybody in this room that could have predicted the degree and the magnitude of the problem that developed. >> sure. no. i guess that's probably the case unless anyone was watching what i guess you would call the weather. >> weather channel's mike seidel has the very latest. >> winter storm watches and warnings into atlanta. there will be snow, sleet and freezing rain. >> two inches of snow will shut down the city. >> accumulations ever one two inches. >> governor you were given a memo, snowstorm determined to strike atlanta. not only were they warned but the call was coming from inside house to. >> the weather channel which is located in atlanta. >> the weather channel is located in atlanta.
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good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks so much for joining me. for some reason stocks are tanking. we had a good day on wall street yesterday. today totally the opposite. we go the new york stock exchange to find out why this is happening. >> reporter: the dow is down over 177 points right now. this has been a very volatile week on the trading floor for wall street. when we talk to traders volatility can be a good thing for them because ice how they make their money. they refer to buy the dip sell the rip. this liquidity crunch we keep talking about. there's a currency sell off in emerging markets. you want to talk about tapering with the fed. that's not helping.
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when you look at january the s&p 500 down 3%. the dow is down 4%. old adage goes as goes january so does the year. let's hope not. >> i'm crossing every digit i have. federal prosecutors say they will pursue the death penalty for on thely living boston marathon bombing suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev. now people across boston have mixed emotions about the news including the new mayor. >> as you all know as a state representative i voted against the death penalty. if i were to ask to vote on that today i would vote the same way. but this is not my vote to cast or my decision to make. i support the judicial system and i support the process that holder put on today. >> fascinating, right? cnn's national correspondent susan candiotti is live for us.
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tell us more. >> reporter: first let's remember the 250 people injured in this bombing as well as the four people who lost their lives. let's remember them by name. we're talking about crystal campbell, lindsay lu, martin richard, sean collier. the families did give their views on the death penalty to the justice department in writing. that's part of what the government considered before making this decision. and following that decision some of the families had been weighing in. for example mark who was near the finish line when the bomb went off he lost a leg and has to undergo 17 surgeries. he spent 100 days in the hospital. and says life after the bombing has not been easy. >> i think what he did to a lot of people that day, especially the ones that he killed, i think he deserves it. i prefer the death penalty
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because i prefer people know if you terrorize our country you'll be put to death. >> i think if there was anything that would, you know, that would filter out is that he had some remorse. and there's been none. so it doesn't make it that hard for me to accept a decision of the attorney general. >> now peter brown is the uncle of two men. the norton brothers who each lost one of their legs. now in making his decision u.s. attorney general holder considered whether the defendant showed any remorse. he found that he did not. he also considered the strength of the evidence, for example, laptop computers. the prosecutor alleges tsarnaev downloaded inconstructions on how to make pressure cooker bombs and downloaded jihadist material and he also looked at and remembered the writing on the side of the boat when tsarnaev was discovered there when he was hiding out. he wrote quote, "the u.s.
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government is killing our innocent civilians. i can't stand to see such evil go unpunished. now, i don't like killing innocent people. stop killing our innocent people and we will stop." the mother of tsarnaev said the family is sickened by what's happening to their child. >> i want the whole world to hear senate love my son, my precious dzhokhar. please leave me alone. i have nothing to say any more. >> legal experts say that by using the foye of the death penalty this could be a powerful bargaining chip for prosecutors, say for example the defendant may instead decide to plead guilty as they have in other cases. >> susan candiotti reporting live from new york this morning. still to come in the "newsroom" stomach bug strikes again.
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just hours ago a second cruise ship has docked with an unwelcomed passenger. we're talking about the norovirus that's blamed for sickening 173 people on the "caribbean princess" in houston. likely the same nasty stomach bug that sickened 700 people on a royal caribbean cruise liner earlier this week. that outbreak set the record for the most sick passengers on a sickle cruise in the past 20 years. joining me now is dr. william shafnev from vanderbilt medical department of preventative medicine. >> norovirus strikes again. >> it's incredible that some
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people could come down with this illness. it must spread like wildfire. >> it does. it's very, very highly transmissable and of course all those people are so close together for 24 hours a day and that's just the way norovirus likes to spread. >> so, what's the difference between norovirus and let's say the flu because if somebody gets the common flu on board a cruise, 600 people wouldn't come down with the flu? >> yeah, that's exactly right. norovirus is extraordinarily transmissable from person to person, and it can also be transmitted by the environment and that's why they clean and disinfect the environment. this closeness, this compactness really enhances the transmission of this virus which, of course, is brought on board by the passengers. >> so, you can simply breathe the air and get the norovirus if someone beside you has been
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sick? >> if someone beside you suddenly gets sickened particularly if they vomit if you breathe taxpayer you can become infected otherwise it's close touch and of course touching the inanimate environment. >> is there any way to stop it? >> there's no vaccine, no specific treatment. the presence is good hand washing and very good environmental hygiene. >> why is there no vaccine? >> because this is a changeable virus. people are working on a vaccine. but there are scientific challenges. so that's in the works. >> i hope they work fast. dr. william schaffner. we appreciate it. >> still ahead in the "newsroom" president obama will sit down with ceos today to try to convince home to hire the long term unemployed. will his efforts work?
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in about an hour some of the nation's top ceos wilkon vaccine at the white house as president obama makes his push to help the nation's long term unemployed rejoin the workforce. among the executives who are expected to attend, bank of america, mcdonald's, boeing and blackrock. joining me to talk about this meeting is sam pope founder and executive director of grocery ships an organization that helps needy families eat healthy. a great organization but you're more well-known for a powerful op-ed he wrote in the "new york times". he's a former hedge fund guy and he talked about his addiction to money and how he wasn't alone in his quest to enrich himself. here's a bit of pope's op-ed. quote in my last year on wall street my bonus was $3.6 million and i was angry it wasn't big
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enough. i was 30 years old, had no children to raise no debts to pay no philanthropic goal. i wanted more money for exactly the same reason an alcoholic needs another drink. i was addicted. a question four about the president's meeting with the kroez. the president is trying to convince them to hire the long term unemployed. after reading your op-ed ceos are capitalist. will they listen to the president? >> i don't know. it took me a long time and a lot of work with a counselor to understand that the sort of issues that were facing people on the lower end of the economic scale were a lot more real than the big concerns for me which were how many millions of dollars my bonus was, whether the guy next to me was making more than me. it really did take a lot of work. >> back to your op-ed.
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you wrote about 2008 the year so many people lost their homes and 401(k)s. you wrote as the world crumpled i profited. instead of helping people, people who didn't have a million dollars in the bank i made money off it. you know right now there's a real debate in this country about class warfare. is it real class warfare or is it something else? >> it goes back to what i said which was for me, you know, i'm not an expert, i'm not a scientist, i'm just a guy that had some experience with addiction to drugs and alcohol, which i . . . i started to understand that what happened to me with money and power was a lot like what happened to me with alcohol and drugs. >> are you saying when you are in the game, you really don't think about how much money you make, except about how big your
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bonus is? you don't really think about the people you may hurt on the way up? >> wall street is a funny place. the people you sit next to make millions of doll rs ars. sometimes hundred of millions of dollars. i sometimes felt like i was unpaid when i made $500,000. that perspective is so narrow. when you are addicted to something, you can only see what's in front of you. you are trying to get more and more. that's what money was like for me. i never had the sense that my fears about whether i was going to get $1 million or $2 million was not even close to as important or as real as the fears of the families we work with in groceryships who maybe have an income of $15,000 or $20,000 a year and they have a kid that needs a surgery that they can't afford.
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for me, it was about coming to a different perspective. >> i'm just thinking about children's goals as they grow up and one of the big goals in this country is to be uber successful, is to make money, is to have an ultracomfortable life. i think that enters into it too. it is not just culture on wall street. it is the american culture in general, don't you think? >> i do. i understand that. i will have some money and it has been very beneficial to me. one of the big groups of respondents to my piece have been college kids. they write what you say. i really want to do something good and purposeful with my life and at the same time i really want to make money. i get that. i don't write back and say, no, you need to start a nonprofit. i get that. i'm here to tell you, if, like me, you were using money to fill this hole inside, this sort of
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brokenness, if you were using it because you are really afraid, which is what i was. i was really afraid and i wanted to prove to the world that i was valuable and successful, because honestly i didn't feel like that inside. my message is that if that's what you are doing, then no amount of money is ever going to fill that. >> right. you run a wonderful organization now called grocery ships. i want to thank you for your inside. sam polk. big, bold and full of beer. bud lite makes a splash at the super bowl and don lemon got a chance to check it out. >> reporter: i just had a chance to play catch with roger staubauch. (vo) you are a business pro.
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played catch with roger staubauch. >> i felt terrible. i was 45 minutes late. it took me an hour. you know manhattan. it took me an hour and 15 minutes. it took me 10 minutes. it was an hour, 10, 15 minutes to get here, usually ten minutes. roger staubach waited for me. thank you, sir. >> aw. >> reporter: i know. we played a little catch right other hoo in times square. did you see that suite i was walking tli on th walking through on that boat. that is normally a norwegian cruise ship. bud lite has taken over the entire wharf at the intrepid museum. they are taking all of the branding off of the ship and turning it into the bud lite hotel. it will be that way for a week. you can go and stay on this
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ship/hotel. all of this for dignitaries and vips. by the way, you get to see pafa out boy, foo fighters. >> more about roger staubach. what did you talk to him about? >> reporter: actually, he said, i have good hands. we did a little catch and he kept doing this. he would do that and he showed me how to throw a spiral. he said, what you want to do, don is you push tanned kind of fling it that way and then throw a spiral. he made me go long all the way down broadway on 42nd street. he may me go long all the way down broadway and i caught it two or three times. there were some other guys, security guys that jump in and we all started playing football.
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>> and then they tackled you and it turned ugly. my producer bought this ball but officially, i'm on television with it and i'm claiming it. now, this is my ball signed by roger st roger star babauch. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts now. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. this hour, three big interviews, three very big topics. remember dennis rodman's drunken rant on cnn. a serious and sober rodman sat down with chris cuomo. >> i want people to understand this. i am not a trader. i have never been anything but one thing, to make people happy in the world. that's my whole goal now, to make people happy.
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>> another cnn exclusive, president obama, one-on-one with jake tapper. what he is going to do to confront the nation's weak job market. first, let's turn to a murder case rippling off the ocean and thundering through a former exchange student. amanda knox watched in disbelief when an italiana peels court found her guilty in the stabbing death of her roommate more than six years ago. since then, italy's justice system found her guilty and then overturned that conviction. knox, back in the united states says she watched online as the appeals court upheld that initial conviction and sentenced her to more than 28 years in prison. she tells go"good morning ameri" she will not return to italy without a fight. >> i need a lot of help. i can't do this on my own and i can't help people understand this on my own.
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there are people who know better than i do the way these systems work and the way that there was this entirely preventible thing that happened that was systematic and i really hope that people try to understand that when you have overzealous prosecutors and when you have a biased investigation and coercive interrogations, these things happen. i am not crazy. >> italian police tell cnn that knox's former boyfriend who has also been viconvicted was stopp in the border to austria. by italian law, he is not allowed to leave the country. erin mclaughlin is in florence, italy. do we know if this ex-boyfriend
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was trying to flee the country? >> reporter: his lawyers say he wasn't trying to flee the country. raffaele sollecito was convicted alongside amanda knox last night for the murder of meredith kercher. he was sentenced to 25 years in jail. police telling us they detained him in northern italy. they found him at 1:00 a.m. in a hotel near italy's border with austria and slovenia. they were looking for him to take his travel documents. they deemed him a flight risk. they brought him back to the police station. the entire ordeal ensued through the morning. we understand he has left the police station. again, his lawyer is telling us he did not try to flee the country. >> we also heard from the family
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of the slain roommate. what did they say? >> well, meredith kercher's family speaking out today. her brother and sister, stephanie and lyle, were present in court for the verdict last night. speaking out for the first time this morning, talking about how meredith kercher, they will never get her can ba. also saying they would support amanda knox's extradition from the united states if that should happen. take a listen to what they had to say. >> no matter what the decision and whether it is finally upheld or not, nothing is going to bring meredith back. nothing will ever take away the horror of what happened to her. the best we can hope for is finally bringing this case to a conclusion and a conviction an everybody can then move on with their lives. >> reporter: their lawyer has
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long tried to get a conviction and told cnn he approves of the court's decision. with the sochi olympics about a week away, concerns about terror threats continue to overshadow the athletes. now, in an exclusive interview, president obama is speaking out saying russia is aware and capable of handling the danger that americans who want to attend the olympics should do so. >> a lot of members of congress, not just fringe ones, the ones that are serious lawmaker have said to cnn they would not let their family members go to sochi, they are not confident it will be safe. i know you are not going and michelle and sasha and leah were not going. if close friends of yours or close friends of the girls said, hey, we are thinking about going, what would you tell them? >> i would tell them that i believe sochi is safe and that
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there are always some risks in these large international gatherings. i'm always going to feel even better if it is inside the united states. then, we have full control over what happens. the russian authorities understand the stakes here. they understand that there are potential threats that are out there. we are coordinating with them. we have looked at their plans. i think we have a good sense of the security that they are putting in place to protect not only the athletes themselves but also visitors there. so what i would say is, if you want to go to the olympics, you should go to the olympics. we are not discouraging in any ways americans from participating in what is always an amazing, wonderful event. >> the president opened up about his daughters and their life in the white house and his upcoming meeting with the pope. >> the first lady just gave an interview.
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she said that your daughters, not so concerned with whether or not you had a bad 2013. more concerned about, okay, dad, that's great. where is my allowance? >> when we sit down at the dinner table, they have some awareness of what's going on. we have great conversations. although, mostly, it is more about history than it is about what's going on right now. it is true. they are teenagers. they are fully absorbed in their lives, what's going on in school. >> they are not into your approval ratings. >> they really are not. >> are you bringing them when you go to the vatican, when you meet the pope? are they going to come? >> they met the previous pope the last time we went to roam. i'm not sure they will have a chance to go this time. it was wonderful. great story. sasha was still pretty young at the time. this was my first year in office. they see the sistine chapel and they are going through these various chambers. each time, she would see
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somebody dressed up and she would say, is that the pope, is that the pope, how about that guy over there? >> no, no. you will know when it is finally the pope. >> the president will meet with pope francis during a trip to the vatican in march. you can see more of jake's exclusive interview with the president today at 4:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn.
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a brutal day on wall street. the dow is down more than 173 points. zain is here to tell us why. >> i have been down stairs talking to traders today.
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they are saying this drop is pretty much expected, specially gichbt context of what's going on this week. there have been fears stemming from emergent markets. the fed's decision. they were wondering whether the fed would hold their decision. this he chose to taper. this is the end of the month. they are trying to reposition themselves and start february afresh. the big question, people are asking, are we seeing the beginning of a possible market correction. i want to make this clear. on wall street terms. market terms is defined as whether the market drops by 10%. when you take the s&p into context when they rose between 25 and 30%, we saw all the record highs. trade certificates were telling me, expect some volatility.
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this year, buckle up. i would recommend it. >> i'll do it right now. zain asher, many thanks to you. also, this morning, atlanta moves once again. the deep south is now starting to thaw. with that melting ice, comes an apology. actually, more than one apology. georgia's governor now taking full blame for the state's botch response saying the buck stops with him. his apology now making front page headlines. this is the cover of today's "atlanta journal constitution." george howell is standing on a highway outside of atlanta to tell us more. good morning, george. >> reporter: carol, good morning. a few days ago, it is wa a gawaf finger pointing and blame-shifting, now, governor deal is taking full responsibility and saying next time, he will act sooner. this morning, the icy roads that froze atlanta to a standstill
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continue to thaw out. this as georgia's governor tries to alleviate criticism about his response to the south's snowpocalypse. >> i accept responsibility for the fact that we did not make preparation early enough to avoid these consequences. >> reporter: governor nathan deal came out strong on thursday. >> i'm not going to look for a scapegoat. i'm the governor. the buck stops with me. >> reporter: a sharp contrast to his role in the blame game the morning after the storm. >> the national weather service had continually had their modeling showing that the city of atlanta would not be the primary area where the storm would hit. >> reporter: governor deal ordered an internal review for the state's delayed response to tuesday's crisis. take a look at this traffic map from that day showing the smooth flow of traffic in green quickly grinding to a halt in just an hour, turning deep red, the color of gridlock, throughout
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thursday. people came back to claim their abandoned cars. >> all right. your vehicle was stole by s&w. >> state troopers and the national guard are helping transport people to the more than 2000 vehicles strewn along roads and highways. >> i give them an afrmt"a" insp all the fs. this is an "a." >> reporter: state troopers scoured the roadways towing away any unclaimed cars. the cleanup is moving forward even though some neighborhood streets are still sheets of ice. a 14-year-old girl lost part of her leg thursday on one such street after the abandoned car she was standing behind was struck by another car. >> i think it's been a big wakeup call. it is going to cause all of us to be more aggressive in terms of declaring states of emergency. >> a live look at interstate 75,
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85 connector. if you have ever traveled through the city. right around now, the rush-hour, this is no fun. things are getting back to normal. people are back on the roads. i'm sure you do the same traveling there to the cnn center. it is never the easiest. one other bit of important information. we know that the state of emergency has been extended by the governor until sunday. that is to help anyone that needs that extra help, carol. >> you are right. it is just nice to see traffic moving even if it is at 30 miles per hour. who cares. >> reporter: slowly but surely. things are getting back to normal. >> innings that, george howell. we appreciate it. still to come in the "newsroom," super bowl ads, we love them. [ julie ] the wrinkle cream graveyard.
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because kristi romance christin thinking about that for you. >> it could be the most expensive 30 seconds in sports and all of business. super bowl ads sold out for weeks for just 30 seconds of tv time. the number of eyeballs, that's what's priceless. month are than 100 million viewers have tuned in for each of the past four years, 40 million for the oscars, 28 for the grammy's, 15 million for last year's world series. >> the super bowl is one of the few television shows you get a lot of reach. you get people from all different walks of lives watching it. >> reporter: are millions of viewers worth millions of dollars for a few precious seconds. recently, only 1 in 5 super bowl ads actually motivates consumers to buy anything. >> but sales aren't the only goal for advertisers.
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>> it is also kind of a great badge to have. we were in the super bowl last year. that's how big our brand is. a lot of advertising is about self-congratulations as well. >> reporter: 43 advertisers bought ads ranging from the standard 30-second spot to two minutes. anheuser-busch, butter finger, go daddy, jaguar, dan non, wonderful mi wonderful pistachios and general motors. teaser ads help companies built hype and give fans a heads up on what to watch for driven through social media that brings more buzz and gives advertisers a lot more than one little spot on tv. >> don't you think it is time we all get our own places. >> reporter: super bowl advertising becoming a game of
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its own and an audience that likes to play favorites. christine romans, cnn, new york social media is big business too. a survey from crowd tap shows about two-thirds of social media users plan to share super bowl ads. companies are getting creative jo online. still to come in the "newsroom," some of the top names in the business world are in washington right now. meeting with president obama. on a plan to put a key segment on unemployed americans back to work. a live report for you next. that it's given me time toabout reflect on some of life'seen biggest questions. like, if you could save hundreds on car insurance by making one simple call, why wouldn't you make that call? see, the only thing i can think of is that you can't get any... bars. ah, that's better. it's a beautiful view. i wonder if i can see mt. rushmore from here.
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good morning. thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. live from rehab, dennis rodman
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under fire for his support of north korea sits down with chris cuomo and rodman and promptly invites chris to visit his dear friend, kim jong-un. he also said, i'm not a trader and explains his bizarre outburst over this man, imprisoned american, ken neneth bae. >> i'm not an ambassador. i tried to strive and tell people, just because i know the marshall, that don't mean that i know the marshall like that. i don't know anything about the guy, kenneth bae. for people to think that i knew him. >> you also suggested in the interview that he had done something wrong. >> i apologize. i never said what he did. >> you suggested like he did something wrong. >> then, i went back to the question. i said, do you know what he did?
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people responded so badly. >> you don't think he did anything wrong? >> to this day, i still don't know what he did. i never suggested i knew. he said, did you know what he did, do you know? >> for any offense to the bae family, you want to apologize. >> i don't know the bae family. i don't want anyone to go in any country and anywhere in the world to be hostage for something that maybe they did or did not do. i'm not in government. dealing with the bay family, you know, i feel for them. i feel for them deeply. i don't know. i would do anything literally, this is dennis rodman talking. if they said, we'll taken is rodman and we'll take kenneth bae go. >> that offer is very generous. >> i would do that. >> when i go to north korea with you, don't say take him and let
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kenneth bae go. >> if they said that, i would say, yes. >> you would trade yourself for him. i have no problem with that. >> rodman says, if you want to see how nice north korea's dictator, kim jong is, just how nice he is, you will have to meet him in person. >> i would give you this opportunity now on national tv i will take you over there and introduce you to him. i would love for you to come back here and tell the world, is he a nice guy when you meet him? >> rodman also insists, his visit to north korea does not make him a trader. president obama has vowed to make 2014 a year of action, a key issue on his list, immigration reform. >> how to look forward in a
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gridlock washington. >> let's talk about areas where you might be able to make some progress i know that a pathway to citizenship in immigration reform is very important to you. it is very important to democrats and others. you might be able to get an immigration reform bill on your desk that has legal status but not citizenship. would you veto that? >> i'm not going to prejudge what gets to my desk. the principle is that we don't want two classes of people in american is a principle that i all a lot of people agree with, not just me, not just democrats. i'm encouraged by what speaker boehner said. i was encouraged by the bipartisan bill that passed out of the senate. i genuinely believe that speaker boehner and folks like paul ryan, really do want to get a serious immigration reform bill
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done. if the speaker proposes something that says, right away, folks aren't being deported, families aren't be separated. we are able to track top young students to provide skills and start businesses. then, there is a regular process of citizenship, i'm not sure how wide the difficult divide ends up being. that's why i don't want to prejudge. >> right now, the president is meeting with top business leaders to help the long-term unemployed. among those meeting with him, brian moynahan, jim mcnerny and larry fink and don thompson. what's the goal here? >> the goal is seeing if you can bring people together that are
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not on the same wage. they have had disagreements over the obama regular la torre policy. some didn't like the health care law. the once involved in the tech industry, have complained about the nsa surveillance controversy. look at the economic growth numbers from yesterday. they say 2014 should be a year of ex ex no, ma' of economic expansion. what the president is trying to say, don't discriminate against someone who is out of work for a year or two. companies will tell you this. when they see that gap in the resume, they are worried. has this person been out of the work place too long. what the president is troo i go to s trying to say, we are going to start some new federal programs. please, don't discriminate against the lodge-term unemployed. it helps the president make his case and good public relations for the companies. >> be sure to watch john this
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dozens of students at a salt lake city elementary school were left in tears after the school lunches were taken from them by school officials and tossed in the trash, because the students didn't have enough money in the school lunch accounts. >> she took me lunch away and said, go get a milk. i did and i come back up and she said, you don't have enough money in your account. so you can't get that. >> there were lots of tears and pretty upsetting. >> i'll say. the school district has apologized on its facebook page
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saying, quote, the situation could and should have been handled in a different manner. they are working to ensure students are never treated in this manner again. the damage is done now. joining me to discuss this, clinical psychologist, jeff gardere and kelly wallace, cnn digital correspondent. >> can you imagine if this happened to your kid? >> i can no the imagine. my husband and i were talking about it at home. we were both outraged. at my kids school, we pay a certain amount of money and they say, you need to add more to your kid's balance. i can't imagine the thinking that went behind this to literally take lunch away from children and give them a piece of fruit and some milk and toss the lunch away. it is under investigation. some schools could lose their jobs because it is outrageous.
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>> this was done in front of other children. you wonder if lasting trauma. the lunch was taken away from them and then allegedly thrown in the garbage, i believe, because you can't reuse that lunch, correct? >> these kids, i believe, were trau traumatized because this was done an an angry fashion, i believe, by adults that they trusted. we are talking about fifth graders here, carol. >> fifth graders, kelly. i just can't believe it. >> it has led to a review. when the kid brings the lunch up, he or she is sometimes notified there is an outstanding balance on your account. this is something that should be
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handled, administrators and teachers to parents. the kids should not be penalized in any way if their parents haven't paid. one of the moms said she got no notfy kags. she didn't know there was money outstanding on her 11-year-old's account. if she did, she would have done something about it. these stories always make your head spin. you think there is another way to handle this. as dr. jeff just said, it is almost like anger took over. they penalized the children the parents were paying up. >> when i was a kid, i was on the school lunch program. we were having money troubles at the time. i remember the way i felt. everybody knew that i was on the school lunch program. these kids must have felt very similar to that. all of the sudden, i'm so embarrassed. what's happening to me. >> i certainly agree. kelly as a mom has said it very sus succinctly and very
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correctly. for you, carol shall the same situation applies to you and the kids. they feel embarrassed that they are being told they have an overdrawn balance or they owe something on the lunch. this is not something you discuss with children. school is supposed to be a safe hachb haven. we have seen the situations of kids being abused by teachers, school shootings, this situation of you have a lunch in front of you and it is taken away. the sense of security that kids should have as they are growing up in the safe haven of school, even that in this aspect of food in their mouths has been violated. >> still to come in the "newsroom." a 14-year-old kicker helps his team to a state title. no arms, no problem.
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checking our top stories at 43 minutes past the hour for the second time this week. a cruise ship returns to port because of a nasty stomach bug. the caribbean princess returned to a texas port after 162 passengers got sick from the norovirus. the cdc will oversee an extensive sanitation process. on wednesday, a royal caribbean cruise cut a trip short after an unidentified stomach illness. they believe it was norovirus in that case too. today, people across boston having a mixed reaction to news of the boston bombing suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev could face the death penalty.
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federal prosecutors could pursue it. one survivor said the death penalty is the way to go. >> i would prefer the death penalty. people should know, if you terrorize our country, you are going to be put to death. i strongly believe that's how it should be. it hasn't been easy nor has it been easy for the parents that lost children that day. this is almost like too easy for him. >> tsarnaev has pleaded guilty to 30 counts accused of killing three and injuring more than 250 at the boston marathon last april yahoo! says it was the victim of a cyberhack attack. hackers try to log into e-mail accounts using stolen user names and passwords. yahoo! says it has reset passwords and text messages were sent alerting users to suspicious activity. >> pennsylvania man now under arrest accused of selling heroin to undercover officers. this is the first arrest in a new crackdown over heroin. a deadly mix that's responsible for the deaths of nearly two dozen users just in the past
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week. cnn's rosa flores has more for you. >> reporter: it sells under harmless sounding names like theraflu and bud ice but the white powder inside these one-inch packets is deadly, linked to killing at least 22 people in western pennsylvania in the past week. >> i just finished filling the heroin. i walked into the bathroom and went on to the ground. >> i overdosed on it and almost died. it took his friend dying to scare him back into rehab at the greenbrier center near pittsburgh. you know you can do, 7, 8, 9 bags. with theraflu and made me feel i'm not invincible nirm anymore. >> reporter: the first re, afrom heroin addicts? rush to find the good stuff. >> when somebody knows there are
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heroin bags out there killing people and making them overdose, those are the good bags. >> reporter: these are recovered heroin evidence, analysis by allegheny medical examiner, dr. carl williams shows half of the white powder is fentanyl. overdose deaths in allegheny county, 15 in a week, 22-53. >> now that they are mixing a much more potent fen tanily in with the heroin, it explains why we are seeing this massive upsurge now in the community. >> the dose they are probably used to using is maximized because of the fentanyl. >> yes. chemically, much more potent. >> greenbrier treatment center, may i help you. >> reporter: addiction centers in the region have received hundreds of calls from addicts and their families. >> you have to sit down and you have to ask yourself, am i done?
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>> reporter: some asking to be admitted for treatment. others scared about the potency of the new drug. >> we treat a lot of nurses. we treat a lot of pharmacists. we also treat teachers and steel workers. we treat people from every walk of life here. >> reporter: the homestead police department executed a search warrant and recovered about 1500 bags stamped bud ice. >> the illegal substances were found in nap cossacks on top of a pool table. >> authorities believe that's only the tip of the iceberg. a state wise hunt is under way. the attorney general promising to prosecute the maker of a drug that's teaching hard lessons and taking lives. >> rosa flores joins me now. there has been one arrest. there have to be more arrests coming, right? >> you are absolutely right, carol. the a.g.'s office has sent a very clear message saying that anyone who is either selling,
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distributing, making this stuff, is definitely going to be prosecuted. and there is a criminal statute for drug delivery resulting in death. like you mentioned, there is at least 22 deaths in western pennsylvania. they are going to be looking and hunting to are these guys as we speak. >> a strange combination. what this heroin was tainted with, a cancer drug. >> it really is odd. i would love to share more about andrew with you, carol, because if you think about this boy, he is 19 years old. when he was four years old, his mom was using drugs. she was watching videos that taught people how to use drugs so they could feel better. by that time, his dad was already rinsing his beer and feeding that to him. by age nine, he was taking prescription pills. here is the worst part of all, by age 13, he was withdrawing.
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he was his dad and his friends. one of his dads friend said, come over here, dad, i am going to make you feel better. he shot him up with heroin. he said he has been hooked on that ever since. >> i am glad he is getting help. >> such a sad situation. a lot of young people going through this. sometimes feeling helpless. >> rosa flores, many thanks to you. for more on that story, be sure to check out our website, you can read all about it.
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as we start super bowl weekend, we want to salute one player that's making his mark. you won't find playing for the ron coss or seahawks. he is a 14-year-old kicker who happens to have no arms. poppy harlow has his story. >> reporter: there is a lot more to this kick and a lot more to isaac lubkin than his winning field goals. >> i want to play for the ravens. >> reporter: you want to keep wearing purple? >> yeah, purple. >> reporter: he is still riding high from an undefeated season
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and the freshman football state title. he led his division in on-site kick recoveries this year. remarkable, considering this is what isaac goes through just to suit up. >> reporter: you don't want anyone's pity. >> no, i don't need pity. pity just makes me weaker. i don't like people helping me because it makes pea feel like i can't do it. >> reporter: i drop my backpack and someone helps me pick it up. i drop it again and help it pick up. if i can't do it, no one else will be able to do it. >> reporter: i see him put on his football jersey and i am filled with pride. he is my little football star. >> reporter: isaac has overcome an unimaginable challenge, moving beyond the arms he was born without to the perseverance born within. >> isaac lub-kin. >> as soon as he walked in, i pointed and said, you are our plays kicker.
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>> reporter: his potential was immediately obvious. >> i would not want to be the guy that would tell him he can't do anything. >> reporter: what does he do for his teammates? >> i think he gives them hope. you see a guy with no arms, strap up and put a helmet on an launch himself into a violent pile, you know, and get up and smile. >> reporter: palazo calls his knack for accuracy a skill that's tough to teach. >> reporter: you want to do more than kick? >> yes, i want to be a defensive lineman. hit people. they can't grab my arms. they can't grab my jersey. the only thing they can do is actually block but i can still crawl under them. it is not like they can sit on me. they have to let me through. >> reporter: his determination was clear from the beginning. this is isaac learning how to dress himself. >> don't give up. >> ir that you go. very good.
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>> reporter: here he is throwing a football as a toddler from his shoulder. >> he never gave up. it wasn't easy for him. he never gave up. >> reporter: is he disabled? >> no. i don't find him disabled at all. i never looked at him that way. i always knew the sky was the limit. >> reporter: today, isaac can do nearly anything on his own. eggs sunny side up, no problem. >> he is not always going to have somebody there to do something for him. that was my greatest gift to him, to be independent. >> he has learned how to do remarkable things with his feet. eating ice-cream, playing the keyboard. even video games. as a child, isaac navigated the world with his toes. now, in high school, he has also learned to use his chin, shoulder and what he calls his stuff. there have been bullies. >> this one kid, he just
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wouldn't stop. he would whack me in the back of the head with notebooks and shove me on the to ground and laugh at me and take my sleeves and tie them around my throat. >> reporter: but football and his killer on-sidekick have brought a new sense of pride and acceptance. some say you are like a secret weapon on the team. is that true? >> yeah. at first, when i first do my on-sidekick, i will run up to a guy and he will have to block me and i will fly backwards and then the second time, i will just duke him and hit a guy and he won't expect it so he won't block me. i'll get him at his weak es point. >>. >> reporter: what do you think you have done for your team? >> they can't be lazy. no matter what, they have no excuse to show up for practice or catch the ball or throw the ball or run. if i can kick a ball and set it up and do my own thing, they can do their own thing. >> reporter: in what may be more astonishing, isaac is not the
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first armless kicker at class cam. . exactly 50 years ago, chris shoeman led the classical varsity football team to the state title prompting president kennedy to send him this letter. it is his example that has opened the door for isaac to dream big. >> i want to see if we can go undefeated for four years straight. >> reporter: is he destined for greatness in one way or another? >> he has already achieved it. he has overcome things i don't know if i could overcome. he has managed to bring our whole program to another level. >> i knew it before he was born. he will be great. he will be everything that everybody said he was. >> reporter: in so many ways, he already is. >> poppy harlow joins us from super bowl boulevard. i guess one thing people might wonder is he an eligible candidate for prosthetic arms. >> reporter: that's a really
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good question. he is. he had them on and off as a child. we talked to his prosthetist. he has been able to do everything with his feet. giving him prosthetics might hinder him. if he had prosthetic arms, it would throw him off balance for being a kicker. he is a pretty good kicker. we don't want to harm that at all. we want to watch him go all the way to the nfl and be on the havens. maybe one day, he will get prosthetics but talk about some perspective for all of us, right? >> great story. >> thank you so much, poppy harlow. thank you for joining me today. i'm carol costello, legal view with ashleigh banfield starts now. fearing for her freedom, all over again, amanda knox insisting she will not willingly go bac t