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united nations human rights officials are in an emergency meeting today. they are talking about last week's horrific massacre in syria. top u.n. human rights officials are urging the world community to throw more weight behind efforts to investigate what actually happened. 108 people died when witnesses say an armed man went door to door killing entire families, including children. ugly day on wall street today. one big reason, disappointing jobs report for may. the labor department says that employers added just 69,000 jobs. the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.2%. alison kosik is watching what's taking place at the new york stock exchange. how is this jobs number here, this report today, dragging down the markets? clearly they're responding. >> yes, yes. well, i talked to several traders and they told me they are stunned over this lousy jobs number that you said, the 69,000 number from may. so it's really no surprise that you're seeing a huge sell-off right now. the dow falling 227 points.
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at the point where we're at at 12,165, the dow has erased all the gains for the year because this jobs number came in as a huge disappointment. one analyst telling me, it's not just that the u.s. is slowing down, it's pulling up the emergency brake at this point. here is the big issue here. this anemic job growth we got for may, it's not just a blip. it seems to be a trend because you look at march, you look at april. those job numbers, those job additions were actually revised lower. good bit of a bright spot here. the unemployment rate ticked higher to 8.2% but it's not all bad because it shows more people got back into the labor market to try to find a job, but the problem here is that more people in the labor force are seemingly chasing fewer jobs out there. >> all right. alison, thank you. jobs, the economy, the crucial issues in the presidential election. some republicans jumping all over the comment that was made by former president bill clinton. so i want to bring in chief national correspondent john king to talk about it. john, first of all, let's just
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take a listen to what clinton said on cnn about mitt romney's business career. >> a man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold, but they had dramatically different proposals, and it's my. anyway that the obama proposals and the obama record would be far better for the american economy and most americans than those that governor romney has laid out. >> so, john, he talks about this sterling record that he has as his business career. clearly the obama administration and certainly when president clinton and obama will campaign on monday together in new york, they'll probably talk about this, but how important was that in terms of messaging? what does he need to say to make people understand just where the economy is going and what president obama has done? >> i think you were seeing there, suzanne, the true dna of bill clinton. there are a couple things there. number one, he says mitt romney is clearly qualified over the threshold. his record as governor, his
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sterling business career. that's not what the obama administration is saying. that's not what the president is saying. they're saying this is a guy who at bain company tal didn't care if workers got laid off, didn't care if companies got shut down, he just wanted to make a profit. you would not use the term sterling if you thought the same thing as the president of the united states. president clinton has a different view of mitt romney the businessman than president obama. that's part of his dab. he said after walter mondale lost 49 states, the democratic party was too much about taxes, too much about spending, too much about saying business was part of the problem. bill clinton said the democrats had to change and make business and creating jobs and entrepreneurship, things like bain capital, part of the solution. there is a divide here between the former president ant the current president about how to embrace business, but bill clinton also made clear, suzanne, he thinks president obama's proposals are better. he wants president obama to win. i have covered bill clinton for a long time. he's the don't stop thinking about tomorrow president. that was his slogan. he thinks it's a mistake for any
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politician to look in the rear-view mirror and debate somebody's past. he wants these two candidates to talk about the future. you heard him say that. he thinks if the president is talking about jobs, medicare, and the economy, obama has a better plan. that was a nudge of friendly advice you might say. >> and knowing clinton i certainly think he's probably not going to change his message even if the two of them do talk about this on monday. he's going to say what he wants to say. >> he just said in wisconsin being former president means you get to say what you want. >> he certainly does. let's talk about the jobs report because obviously republicans are seizing on this. they got five more of these before people decide who the next president is going to be. that's not a lot of time for the obama administration to put out a message here. tell us how it plays out in the swing states, those 6 to 12 states that are going to determine who becomes the next president. >> you just made a critical point, not a lot of time. you're looking at the tossup states, new hampshire, virginia,
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florida, colorado, florida. in two of those states the unemployment rate is up since president obama took office. in the others the unemployment rate is actually down a little bit. not down dramatically, but down a little bit. so in those swing states maybe people aren't feeling the pain that they might be feeling in other states. that could benefit the president a little bit. but, suzanne, there is no question, this is a huge warning sign to the obama white house because it's not just may, as alison kosik just noted, they revised downward the job numbers for march and april. if union, july, and august are not better than march, april, and may a lot of republicans think you will be saying the term president romney come january. for all the other things we will debate in this campaign, for all we can talk about bain capital, record in massachusetts, you're an incumbent president in a bad economy. ask george h.w. bush, it's likely you will lose. >> and it is his responsibility. he inherited a bad economy but people are looking to him for his solutions. >> he inherited a mess, but life
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and politics are no the fair. the buck stops here. that's why they say it. >> thank you, john. it is the first criminal case against a high ranking catholic church leader involving sexual abuse. philadelphia monseigneur william lynn could be facing a long prison term if found guilty. he is accused of covering up allegations of molestation and rape by press of transferring them to other parishes. the reverend james brennan is accused of attempted rape. it's been a 10-week trial. sarah, this is a historic case we are watching. tell our viewers why. >> reporter: well, this is a landmark case because not only are you going after let's say a individual priest accused of sexual abuse. you are actually going after the establishment. this is the first time u.s. prosecutors have ever charged a high-ranking cleric with
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endangering children. so you're going after the individual and the establishment. >> and we have seen civil action that's been taken, but this is first time i understand that this is a criminal prosecution. >> reporter: absolutely. this is a criminal case with a criminal hearing. so at the end of this, once the jury has deliberated, both of these defendants could be facing, like you said, some serious jail time. monseigneur lynn, who is that high-ranking official, could be facing anywhere from 10 1/2 to 21 years in jail. and father brennan, he's looking at 13 1/2 to 27 years. so this is a serious case with serious ramifications. >> and, save raf, i knsarah, i there's a gag order. tell us what you're hearing. what do you think is going to happen? >> reporter: so what we're hearing, whether they are victim advocacy groups as well as attorneys who are watching this,
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is really that this case is going to be precedent setting. you will be looking at things in terms of statute of limitations, how this case will translate into how people are charged with sexual abuse, how this is also looked at of how we look at people who are victims of sexual abuse. so this just isn't one case in one city. this is going to have a ripple effect across the entire u.s. as well as globally because the catholic church just isn't here in philadelphia. it's not just here in the u.s. it's a global institution. and the fact that this is dove tailing right into the sandusky case at penn state, you're also going to be looking at how institutions look at sexual abuse. so this thing has the potential to have many, many tentacles, many, many legs, and outcomes to last for quite some time. >> there's an interesting detail here because the district attorney, seth williams, he's prosecuting the case against these high church officials. he, himself, the d.a., he is catholic. is there anybody who is talking about that?
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>> reporter: he himself talks about that. he's very open with the fact that he is catholic and that that will not stop him from going after what he sees as an injustice. he's very interested in this, and, in fact, he turned up at court yesterday during the closing arguments by the prosecution. so he sat in the entire afternoon session. so he was there. he's in front of this thing, and he has lots to say about it. once that gag order is lifted, i'm sure we'll be hearing quite a bit from the district attorney himself. >> all right. sarah hoye, thank you. excellent reporting as always. here is what we're working on for this hour. hard times at home and abroad as europe deals with its own jobs crisis. and on trial for his life. what's in store for egypt's fallen dictator. and he says he sinned. >> i did an awful, awful lot that was wrong. >> but is america ready to forgive john edwards? [ male announcer ] research suggests the health of our cells plays a key role
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there's a big problem in europe right now, and it's going
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to sound pretty familiar. the problem obviously is jobs, and there there aren't enough to go around. the unemployment rate in the 17 countries that make up the eurozone is the highest since the euro was created. 11% unemployment. economic growth in europe and the eurozone in the first quarter of this year, 0%. that's right, zero. richard quest is in london to talk a little bit about this. first of all, i mean, we get these numbers here, 8.2% unemployment. 11% unemployment there. why is it getting worse? >> because the recession never really ended. there was never the stimulus. there was never the growth that you have experienced in the united states. and no sooner was the great recession over than the sovereign debt crisis bit. austerity became the order of the day in case the bond market went on the attack, and before you know where you were, governments were cutting back,
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private industry was cutting back, consumers were cutting back. you know, i want to put this into perspective for you. you talk about the 11% eurozone unemployment. it's about 10.5% for the eu. put that into context with the united states. there are only three states in the u.s. that are equal or worse than the eurozone. the other 47 are much better. the three worst states that are equal or worse, california, rhode island, or nevada with unemployment rates of a 10% to 11%, 11.5%. every other state in the united states is better than the eu average. >> so, richard, when you listen to these numbers, it's disappointing here on this side. folks are following this. does that create more unease in europe when they realize things are not so great across the
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pond? >> i'm going to give you an even more frightening statistic to compare. the youth unemployment in the united states temen at the mome they have the u.s. numbers as part of this so we can compare and contrast. you know the old saying, compare and despair. the u.s. is 16.4% youth unemployment. the european union overall, 22.4% with some countries like spain at 50% youth unemployment. so if you want to know where the disgrace is at the moment, it is in the unemployment situation within the european union and the eurozone. >> one of the good things we've been talking about, richard, i guess it's the silver lining, if you will, is there's a lot more people who have re-entered the market here on this side. some 640,000 people decided, okay, we're going to start
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looking for work again. is the same thing happening in europe or are folks just basically giving up? >> you've got a huge disparity, huge. unemployment in austria is just 4%. the luxembourg, the leat nether. you advertise for a job and you can't find people. here is the nirchdifference, in u.s. you can get off your backside, go from one state to another, the language are the same, the laws are the same. there's a lot of similarities. we don't enjoy that flexibility. in times we will but you can't up sticks from spain and go to germany even if you're legally entitled to because if you don't speak german, you don't stand a chance. that's the lack of flexibility that is making unemployment an entrenched problem within large parts, greece, italy, spain,
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those sort of countries, ireland even, of the eurozone. >> do you have any good news on your end of the deal here? i mean, we are seeing at least some optimism of people looking for work. is there anything in your unemployment when you pull back the layers and you go, okay, well, there is something that's working now or not really? >> no, nope. and the reason is because as long as the spanish crisis seems to be getting worse, and they've had six months to sort this out and really, you know, it's classic. you have a ticking time bomb in the corner. and everybody knows there's a ticking time bomb over there, we better do something about it, and it ticks, and that's what's happened. let's not have any, you know, being clever after the event. we have known that the spanish banks were going to wait to explode in the corner, and now i'm afraid the countdown is getting quite close, and people are seriously worried about the contagion. so you asked me is there any cause for immediate optimism on
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this side of the atlantic economically. plenty of other optimism, but economically the answer has to be no. >> not good news. richard, good to see you as always, even if not good news. hosni mubarak is on trial for his life and the verdict could be just hours away. i've always looked up to my brother. he doesn't look like a heart attack patient. i was teaching a martial arts class and it hit me. we get to the emergency room... and then...and then they just wheeled him away.
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president obama is speaking in golden valley, minnesota, talking about the jobs numbers and a to-do list he's pushing congress to accomplish. let's listen in. >> all that's happening because of you. everybody here plays by the rules. you work hard, you meet your responsibilities. and you deserve leaders who do the same. leaders who will stand shoulder to shoulder with you and do everything possible to strengthen the middle class and
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move this economy forward. that's what you deserve. [ applause ] but we can't fully control everything that happens in other parts of the world. disturbances in the middle east, what's going on in europe, but there are plenty of things we can control here at home. there are plenty of steps we can take right now to help create jobs and grow this economy. let me give you a couple examples. i sent congress a jobs bill last september full of the kinds of bipartisan ideas that would have put our fellow americans back to work and help reinforce our economy sense some of these outshocks. i sent them a plan that would have reduced the deficit by $4 trillion in a way that's balanced, that pays for the job-creating investments we need by cutting unnecessary spending, but also by asking the wealthiest americans to pay a
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little more in tacxes. [ cheers and applause ] and i'll give them a little bit of credit. congress has passed a few parts of that jobs bill, like a tax cut that's allowing working americans to keep more of your paychecks every week. that was important. i appreciated it. but congress has not acted on enough of the other ideas in that bill that would help make a difference and help create jobs right now. and there's no excuse for it. not when there are so many people out there still looking for work. not when there are still folks out there struggling to pay their bills. it's not lost on anybody that it's an election year. i understand that. i have noticed. [ laughter ] >> four more years! [ cheers and applause ] >> but we've got
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responsibilities that are bigger than an election. [ cheers and applause ] we've got responsibilities to you. so my message to congress is, now is not the time to play politics. now is not the time to sit on your hands. the american people expect their leaders to work hard no matter what year it is. the economy still isn't where it needs to be. there are steps that could make a difference right now, steps that can also serve as a buffer in case the situation in europe gets any worse. so right now congress should pass a bill to help states prevent more layoffs so we can put thousands of teachers and firefighters and police officers back on the job. [ cheers and applause ] now, layoffs at the state and local levels have been a chronic problem for our recovery, but it's a problem we can fix. congress should have passed a bill a long time ago to put
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thousands of construction workers back on the job rebuilding our roads and our bridges and our runways. [ cheers and applause ] now, since the housing bubble burst, no sector has been hit harder than the construction industry, and we've got all this stuff that needs fixing. remember that bridge here in minnesota? so this is a problem we can fix. let's do it right away. instead of just talking about job creators, congress should give small business owners a tax break for hiring more workers and paying them higher wages. we can get that done. [ cheers and applause ] we can get it done right now. let's not wait. right now congress should give every responsible homeowner the opportunity to save an average of $3,000 a year by refinancing their mortgage. we've got a historically low
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rate right now. [ cheers and applause ] i was with a family in reno, nevada, a couple weeks ago, they got a chance to refinance even though their home was underwater, put that money back in their pockets because we had taken some steps as an administration to make that available for those who have mortgages held by government agencies like the fha or government guarantee, but not everybody has those kinds of mortgages. i want everybody to have those same opportunities. i assume there's some folks here who could use $3,000 a year. [ cheers and applause ] let's get this done right now. that means if you have $3,000 a year extra, that helps you pay down your credit cards, that helps you go out and buy some things that your family needs, which is good for business. maybe somebody will be replacing some thingamajig for their
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furna furnace. [ laughter ] they've been putting that off. but if they got that extra money, they might just go out there and buy that thing. [ laughter ] right? [ cheers and applause ] right now congress needs to extend the tax credits for clean energy manufacturers that are set to expire at the end of this year. you know, i was talking to dave cody. the issue of energy efficiency and everything we need to do to shift away from dependence on foreign oil, we're making huge progress. you know, we're actually importing less oil than any time in the last eight years. we're down under 50%, but we can do more. and these clean energy companies, they're hiring folks. they're helping us break
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dependence on foreign oil. it's part of a package of stuff that honeywell is doing a lot of work on. but almost 40,000 jobs are on the line if that's tax credits expire. why would anyone in congress walk away from those jobs? we need to pass those tax credits right now. [ cheers and applause ] we need to pass them right now. it's long past time we started encouraging what a lot of companies have been doing lately, which is bringing jobs back to this country. you know, and some of them are coming to minnesota. the governor and i were talking in the car about some companies coming back. red bull, right? coming back. but lets gave them more incentive. it's time for congress to end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. let's use that money for moving expenses for companies that are bringing jobs back to america. that would make a difference right now.
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[ cheers and applause ] so those are all steps that we could be taking to strengthen the economy, to provide us some insurance if the situation overseas starts getting worse so we can control our own destiny, keep this recovery moving forward. which means me to the last thing congress should do to help businesses create jobs, that's why i'm here at honeywell today. i believe that no one who fights for this country should ever have to fight for a job when they come home. [ applause ]
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and for congress, that means creating a veterans jobs corps so we can put our returning heroes back to work. as cops and firefighters, on projects that protect our public lands and resources, and they should do it right now. they should do it right now. but if we're going to serve our veterans as well as they have served us, we've got to do even more. we just observed memorial day, which makes us think about the extraordinary sacrifices so many make. but we've got to make sure we translate words into action. we can't just be in a parade. can't just march. we also have to deliver. for our veterans. over the past three decades -- over the past decades, rather, more than 3 million service
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members have transitioned back to civilian life, and now that the war in iraq is over and we're starting to wind down the war in afghanistan -- [ applause ] -- over a million more -- >> you are listening to president obama urging congress on a to-do list and talking about jobs. next, you think john edwards' political career is over? don't be so sure. politics is sure of prodigal sons. we'll look back at some of the other fallen politicians who have pulled off some pretty amazing comebacks. my goal was to take an idea and make it happen. i'm janet long and i formed my toffee company through legalzoom. i never really thought i would make money doing what i love. [ shapiro ] we created legalzoom to help people start their business and launch their dreams. go to today and make your business dream a reality. at, we put the law on your side.
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we have new information in the trayvon martin shooting case. just minutes ago we learned that prosecutors asked a judge to revoke the bond for george zimmerman. he's the neighborhood watch captain that shot and killed the unarmed teen in sanford, florida. trayvon martin's parents, well, they were outraged that the judge set a bond of $150,000. now both sides are asking the judge to prevent the release of more information in this case. they want the information sealed. an attorney for the media is arguing that the public should see the evidence in this very highly watched case.
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corruption and ordering the deaths of almost 850 people who stood up against him in protest. want to talk to an egyptian journalist. you were just in cairo yesterday. mona, first of all, what will it mean for you? what do you think is justice for hosni mubarak? >> well, i was actually in cairo until last tuesday. i can tell you there is a lot happening in egypt. we have an election runoff coming up. we have emergency law that was lifted yesterday after 31 years in place, and now the verdict tomorrow for hosni mubarak, his sons, and his former interior minister as well as other officials affiliated with his regime. what it means to me and so many people in the middle east and north africa is to see a former arab dictator stand trial and stand trial in person because the former tunisian dictator was tried in absentia. so it's very important to see justice take place. for me justice is much more important than revenge. this isn't about revenge.
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it's about those 850 people who died and it's about the 30 years during which hosni mubarak suffocated egypt and violated so many human rights. >> mona, what would be justice for you? what do you think -- how should he suffer? should he be put in jail for the rest of his life? should he be executed? what do you think jus sis tis is? >> i do not support the death sentence so i would like to see hosni mubarak and all those standing trial spend the rest of their lives in jail. the question is up in the air. to look at the situation really honestly, the legal and judicial system in egypt is completely corrupt because it was set in place during the hosni mubarak regime and regimes before him. i have very little faith in the egyptian judiciary system. when you look at what's happened, 12,000 people have stood trial before military tribunals thanks to the military junta that runs egypt. basically mubarak's friends. to hope for justice route now unfortunately is very difficult because that military junta is going to ensure what it wants to
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happen happens. remember, it was the people of egypt who demanded mubarak's trial and it was the people of egypt's pressure that put him on trial. >> so, mona, you were in cairo, and you had a chance to get a sense of the pulse of the people. what do you think is going to be the reaction on the streets if mubarak walks or if he doesn't get much jail time? do you think there will be violence that will erupt in the street? how are people going to respond to this? >> egyptians managed to get rit of mubarak, not the military. whatever happens tomorrow, i'm sure they will oppose any sentence they consider unjust peacefully. and i think right now because of the anger towards the military junta and towards mubarak himself and also let's remember not a single security official, not a single police officer has stood trial and been convicted of those 850 deaths or almost 1,000 actually because it's almost 1,000, mubarak only faces the 850. but not a single security personnel has faced justice, and so egyptians are extremely
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angry. we're very angry that the regime keeps putting itself in the winning position and we end up suffering. honestly, i this i whatever sentence he gets tomorrow, people will be angry because it's completely unjust. no one is on trial for the deaths of those martyrs. to show you how the injustice continues, two activists, a man and his sister, are being called for questioning by the attorney general in egypt tomorrow for the burning of the headquarters of the regime's candidate in the presidential election. what kind of justice is this? >> mona -- >> i'm sure people will be angry tomorrow whatever happens. >> and i want to address something specifically because you have been very outspoken about this. you wrote a very compelling article why you believe specifically that women, in your words, are hated in the middle east. you say an entire political and economic system, one that treats half of humanity like animals, must be destroyed along with the other more obvious tierneys choking off the region from its future. until the rage shifts from the
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oppressor in our presidential palaces to the oppressors on our streets and in our homes, our revolution has not even begun. how do you begin that revolution, mona? how do you make sure women are involved and their rights are protected? >> i think that women have already begun the revolution because i mention several cases of courageous activists in the middle east and north africa. what worries me is that we had regimes like mubarak's that discriminated against women. they oppressed everyone, but under them a system of misogyny continues. now we're looking at an islamist regime possibly because we have a parliament in egypt controlled by islam iss and we have a muslim brotherhood candidate for president and they do not believe in women's rights. our essay was a call for all those who believe in women's rights and the need to dismantle that misogyny. the kind of injustice i spoke about with mubarak, that kind of injustice tick trickles down.
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i think it is women who will make these revolutions succeed. >> we're going to have to leave it there. mona, thank you so much. again, we're going to be following that and see exactly what hosni mubarak's fate is in the next couple of hours. so you think john edwards' political career is over? don't be so sure. politics full of prodigal sons. we'll take a look back at some other fallen politicians who have actually pulled off some pretty amazing comebacks. uh-oh.
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jurors in the john edwards' trial are speaking out about their nine grueling days in the deliberation room. listen. >> we had emotions. each day was a new day. we would start with calmness. we actually prayed together as a group. we'd finish the day and challenge ourselves every bit of the day. >> there were times it got very frustrating. the emotions got high, and we'd have to take a minute, step back, and just everyone calm
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down. >> so some jurors said they believe that edwards was guilty, but felt the prosecutors didn't prove their case. well, now that edwards is no longer facing prison time, he is looking to his future and he's now acknowledging his sins. listen. >> if i want to find the person who should be held accountable to my sins, honestly i don't have to go any further than the mirror. it is me, it is me and me alone. >> cnn producer raelyn johnson covered the trial as well as the presidential campaign in 2008. so, first of all, after the verdict it pretty much sounded like it was almost a campaign speech that he was delivering when he turned the corner from being a sinner to someone who is now going to try to do good in the community, and it sounded like he wanted a public career. do we have any idea, any inkling about what is ahead for him? >> absolutely. john edwards told you what he wanted yesterday and he's going
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to deliver on that. he is a relentless politician and even in the moment when he apologized to everyone and almost broke down in tears about his daughter, quinn, that he for so long never even acknowledged, he immediately turned around and became the john edwards that i always recognize, and he started stump speeching. and he wants to have a poverty campaign. for so long that has been john edwards' message, and for those of us inside the beltway, some of us believed it, some of us didn't. but he is convinced he is going to tell the public, like he did yesterday, that i did wrong, but don't you think after all that i have been through, all the ups and downs and all the roller coasters, i have gambled, i have become the luckiest man right now, 12 people have given me my life back. and instead of maybe just saying thank you, i'll walk away and talk about poverty later when the public, the rest of the public might be more forgiving of me, he told us what he's going to do, which i know from my sources is launch a poverty law center as he calls it.
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one of the causes of his life. i think that's been worked on in the background whether he was facing prison time or not but that's what we're going to see from john edwards next. when, i don't know. >> not surprising. you and i covered him back in 2004, 2008. he's got a lot of charm. he's got and a lot of confidence really for someone who has messed up so badly. ee he's not the first that messed up. we have seen before people that ask for forgiveness. let's watch they're mia kulpas. >> sorry for all i've done wrong in words and deeds. i never should have misled the country, the congress, my friends or my family. quite simply i gave in to my shame. i intend to seize those opportunities and meet those challenges with all the energy and ability and strength god has given me.
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>> i said up front openly i made mistakes at times and had to go to god for forgiveness. i'm a grandfather and people have to measure who i am now and whether i'm a person they can trust. >> it wasn't a big deal for gingrich in the factor for the race, and he won two primaries, south carolina and georgia. also, president bill clinton, a whole new world for him now. a new future. what do we make of people's ability to forgive john edwards? >> well, here's the thing. those were two proper apologies. those apologies didn't come with, and by the way, here's what i'd like to do in the future. i think that's going to be the issue for john edwards. the public is still sort of very upset with him. his issue is poverty. you care about poverty. by his own statistics he said it will take ten years through his programs and research to eradicate poverty. soim say you can wipe those ten
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years out in the public and do it on the side, but you have to let the public decide when to forgive you. yesterday he said i got off, and don't you love me again? >> we have to leave it there. good reporting as always. you don't need a spell check on this young woman. an ambush, snare or trap. he was just... "get me an aspirin"... yeah... i knew that i was doing the right thing, when i gave him the bayer. i'm on an aspirin regimen... and i take bayer chewables. [ male announcer ] aspirin is not appropriate for everyone so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. so he's a success story... [ laughs ] he's my success story. [ male announcer ] learn how to protect your heart at i am proheart on facebook. [ female announcer ] improve the health of your skin with aveeno daily moisturizing lotion. the natural oatmeal formula improves skin's health in one day, with significant improvement in 2 weeks. i found a moisturizer for life. [ female announcer ] only from aveeno.
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it's a case of football versus the forest. here's brianna keeler. >> if trees could talk, the
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stories these woods could tell. what has this tree been around for? >> we've got the moonwalk. we've got world war ii, world war i. >> the tree was around for the american revolution? >> yeah. in fact, the tree was probably 10 to 12 inches in diameter at the american revolution, so they could have sat under the tree at that time. it would have had a lot of shade. >> the stadium woods are located on the campus of virginia tech in blacksburg, virginia. forestry professor john siler has found trees older than 300 years here. >> in an urban environment this is probably the single largest collection of old white oaks in an old growth forest anywhere in the eastern u.s. >> it's now in danger. virginia tech's athletic department wants to build an indoor practice facility for football, baseball and other sports on four of these 11 wooded acres. >> that pink flag right there
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representing the wall of the building. >> eight-time conference champs and eyeing a national title, the hokies $40 million football program is looking to attract the best high school recruits. >> an indoor practice facility is a key part of that element. a lot of the big schools are adding them, and we've had this project in the works for a decade. >> urban planning professor john randolph is trying to find a solution. he chairs a committee that is considering alternate locations for the facility where a parking lot or tennis court currently stand. until they issue their recommendation in june, professor siler and a grassroots organization of blacksburg students are public sizing the cause locally on the international. >> you have people from washington state, new york. >> new york, knoxville, california, oklahoma. this is all over the united states now. >> virginia tech is feeling the pressure. >> when you see people prod you,
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is it on both sides of the equation or is it mostly people who are saying, keep those trees there? >> keep the trees. >> as it decides what happens to this forest that has survived so much. brianna keeler, cnn, blacksburg, virginia. >> cnn newsroom continues right now with kate baldwin. >> thank you. hello i'm kate baldwin in for brook baldwin today. we have a busy hour ahead of us, so let's get straight to the news, shall we? prosecutors want to see the man that shot trayvon martin back behind bars. they filed a motion to revoke george zimmerman's bond, but right now we're looking at live pictures inside the courtroom as i'm speaking. right now both sides are in this courtroom arguing for the same thing, keeping evidence sealed from the public. we're talking crime scene photos, names of witnesses and photos. trayvon martin was unarmed and walking back from a score when
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he crossed paths with george zimmerman on february 26th. i'm sure remember this. zimmerman was suspicious of martin and followed him. minutes later martin was dead from a gunshot wound. zimmerman claims he shot in self-defense when the teenager attacked him. martin savidge is in florida where this is happening. >> reporter: this hearing is involving the defense. it's also involving the state and it's involving attorneys that are representing the media. one of the few instances in this whole dramatic turn of events, it is one time where you find that the state and the defense are on the same page. that is they are trying to prevent the release of certain amounts of evidence coming into the hands of the public or into the media. you talked about names and addresses of witnesses. there's a great concern that there could be some sort of backlash, and as a result both the state and defense don't want them released. there are other issues such as statements george zimmerman made to authorities and also
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transcripts of telephone conversations and records between george zimmerman, say, and other witnesses in this particular case. it was argued on the part of the state that they believed in this information is released it could harm the process for george zimmerman to get a fair trial. take a listen to what was said. >> we're in a new age with twitter, facebook, all those other things that i've never heard of before in my career. now it's just a normal thing, so everybody gets to find out intimate details about witnesses that never occurred before. >> reporter: now, to be heard at the end of this hearing is this particular motion that cnn received a copy of, and it's coming from the state. they ask that the bond be revoked for george zimmerman. he was released on $150,000 bond. the state is arguing two things. number one, he had to turn over his passport. well, he turned in one passport. it turns out he has two passports, and the state maintains that he didn't turn in both of them and as a result he
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could be a flight risk. on top that is the issue of money. george zimmerman at that bond hearing maintained that his family was broke and couldn't afford a high bond, but it was known at that time that there were websites that were generating cash money coming in. the state is arguing that the zimmermans were well aware they had over $100,000 available to them, even though they were claiming that they were broke. so in essence the state is saying they lied. that's where it stands right now. we expect to hear something on that. >> in essence they say that the playing field has changed since they were last in the first bond hearing. i remember the day when it happened. real quick, martin, where do things go from here. we need to see the outcome of this hearing, but is there any expectation when we move towards the trial phase? >> reporter: repeat that one more time. there's a lot of rain noise here. say it again. >> where do things go from here? we need to see the outcome of what goes on in the courtroom today, but where are things going from here? how quickly could we move to
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trial phase? >> reporter: no, it's not quickly by any means. that was reiterated in the courtroom in this hear by mark o'meara, who is the defense attorney. it's going to be months and months and months and he has stated in his blog out to the media it will probably not be until 2013, next year, that this case goes to trial, if it goes to trial. the stand your ground law is in effect, and there will be a hearing on whether george zimmerman was standing his ground and wouldn't have to go to trial. we're a long way away from a trial date right now. >> martin savidge all over the developing details in sanford, florida. we have plenty more news to bring to you. the jobs report for may is out, and it's disappointing. the labor department says employers added just 69,000 jobs in may. that's a lot less than the 150,000 jobs economists were expecting. the unemployment rate rose from 8.1% to 8.2%.
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to make matters worst the economy gained 49,000 fewer jobs in march and april than originally thought. we're now hearing what it was like inside a seattle cafe when a gunman entered and opened fire. it's really amazing. police are released the 911 tapes from wednesday's shooting spree. the call you're about to hear came from a man who hid in a bathroom as shots rang out. >> there's shooting. somebody came in and shot a bunch of people. i'm hiding in the bathroom. >> hold on, sir. >> we need help right away. >> just a second. did you see the person that did it? >> no, i did not. i was in the back. so they didn't get me. >> wow. five people including the gunman died in the seattle shootings. we'll have more from those 911 calls next hour. the child sex abuse trial of a former penn state coach will start on tuesday as planned. the court denied a motion to push back jerry sandusky's case. he's accused of sexually abusing ten boys over a 15-year period am. a difficult morning for family of one of our fallen
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soldiers, the body of juneau coclios died in jacksonville, florida. he died when an ied exploded. he lived in charlotte, north carolina and is survived by his wife and son. subway gets the seal of aproouc approval from the american heart association. it's the first chain to get the heart check certifications. they say they meet the hh a's healthy criteria, but the certification has its critics. they say 200 companies all right heart check approved pay for that seal. guetapenguetapens, g-u-e-t-a-p-e-n-s. >> there you have it, a new national spelling champion is krounded. 14-year-old snigdha nandipati, an eighth grader from san diego. she said she had studied the
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winning word, which means, of course, an ambush or trap. i'm sure you all knew that. she takes home $30,000 and scholarship money which she wants to use to become a neurosurgeon or a psychiatrist. with that we've got a whole lot more in ews to cover in the next couple of hours. watch. a secret mission, a sophisticated attack. the bombshell revelation today about the president's orders to cripple iran's nuclear ambitions, all with a computer worm. plus with the war in wisconsin. it's mayor versus governor, and today a former president steps in. >> you have a choice here, and the choice i think is pretty simple. a milestone for a monarch. london gears up for a major celebration as queen elizabeth marks 60 years on the throne. brooke baldwin tells us what's in store at this weekend's diamond jubilee.
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election. wisconsin republican scott walker will face the voters tuesday, many of whom are upset that walker stripped collective bargaining rights from state employees. look closely. you will see bill clinton in the background. he spoke today on behalf of that guy there, walker democratic challenger, milwaukee mayor barrett. he says walker has turns wisconsinites against each other, and the rest of the nation sees it. >> now they look at wisconsin, and they see america's battleground between people who want to work together to solve problems and people who want to divide and conquer. cooperation works, constant conflict is a dead-bang loser. you need to get rid of it. >> joining me now from madison is cnn's chris welch. bill clinton is there today. we saw new jersey's chris christie appear with governor
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walker. why are all heavyweights from both parties get involved in this thing? >> reporter: there really have been a lot of heavyweights, kate. bill clinton is the biggest of the heavyweights, if you want to call it that, in milwaukee today campaigning for barrett, who is running against governor scott walker. but on the other side of things, the republican scott walker's team has be the one to bring in those heavy hitters, much more than so than the democrats have. many democrats are privately grumbling where is president obama, where is vice president joe biden? they got president clinton today. that's a big deal for them. the democrats stay that will help mobilize them in the last few days before the election. now, on the other side of things we have governor scott walker and his team, but there are many advocacy groups, many groups pumping money into this election and have been, really, for the past more than a year now. one of them is americans for prosperity. i'm standing next to their bus right now. they're on a bus tour. we started on wednesday, and it will wrap up tomorrow.
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i'm traveling with them across wisconsin. we've been hearing from voters that have people show up at rallies around the state, and really their message is, look, governor walker's policies have been working. they've shrunken the size of government and given wisconsin a surplus. that's their message. hear what president ftim phillis has to say. >> the country knows what i think you know. you've got the best governor in the entire united states of america right here in wisconsin. he's the best governor in the country because of the policies he's putting forward that are turning your great state completely around. >> reporter: so americans for prosperity is on a bus tour, and today the tea party express starts their bus tour as well through election day. kate. >> the latest polls show that governor walker is ahead with just a single-digit advantage
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over mayor barrett. how are things looking on the ground ahead of this recall from your perspective? >> reporter: well, i think it's fair to say that some of these supporters of governor walker have gotten pretty confident in a lot of polls that show a slight lead. that said, those folks leading the effort here and taking the charge for some of these campaigns are saying, look, let's not get cocky. we have a few days to go. let's keep the effort going. we have our own internal polls that show this race really is a dead heat, and our folks will come out just as hard, we hope harder on election day on tuesday. kate. >> chris welch in wisconsin for us. a lot of people watching the outcome of tuesday's recall. thanks so much, chris. we've all heard about the worms, the viruss that run your computer. now the president hoped such a worm would cripple iran's
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a jaw-dropping revelation of far-reaching implications. it's really amazing stuff. secret cyber attacks launched by the u.s. against iran with president barack obama running the show according to the "new york times." the paper says the covert program started under president george w. bush, but president obama stepped up the attacks. the goal was simple, using a computer virus to physically damage iran's nuclear
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facilities. we want in bring in chris lawrence on this. hey there, chris. as i was reading through this report, chris, so many incredible details on this story. >> that's right, kate. i mean, one former state department official, who is an expert in cyber warfare and security, told me it was a game changer because it took cyber warfare from espionage to sabotage. this was a computer virus that caused physical damage. in fact, this official that i spoke with says the damage that it inflicts on iran's nuclear facilities as about the same as the physical damage it would have taken three days of air strikes to do. that gives you an idea of just, you know, how devastating computer warfare can be. the thing about this virus was it had to jump this so-called electronic moat. in other words, the computers that were controlling iran's
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nuclear system were not connected to the internet, so they had to get it in some way. they bridged that gap using a xwin combination of people, materials and equipment that was being used in that area to get the bug in. and then once it got it, it still had to transmit back. i talked to this former official who said that involved a lot of testing to make sure that this virus would actually work. it did work for a time, and then it got out. in other words, somebody accidentally got it onto the internet, and it started to spread all over the world. the official says the one thing to keep your eye on here is the fact that stuxnet didn't do much damage outside the facility. as these are used by different nations, that won't always be the case, kate. >> that's interesting.
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it seems there's some dispute how much damage it caused, but i hear what you say. now that it's out, chris, are we hearing any reaction from the administration about stuxnet? >> the administration is denying that they sort of leaked this in order to show that the president is going after iran or is taking a tough stance on iran. one of the white house spokesman said publicizing this would pose a threat to national security. remember, this is coming just after a huge revelation about the drone program many people saying that that was released and information about the drone program was released in order to prove what the administration is against terrorism. >> real quick, what's the potential for -- it's out now. we're talking about it. are there any potential problems now that this had been made public? >> perhaps in two ways. one, they don't think technically, no problems, because they say for stuxnet to work so many things had to go
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right. it involved want just the bug itself but the people, the intelligence, the israelis' knowledge of the iranian nuclear facility and it's engineering component. a lot of things had to work right in order for this bug to work. as far as it being publicized, the former official said at least two nations, russia and china, have the capability to launch an attack like this right now on the united states. he said both iran and north korea are working on that capability. so he said now that it's out there, that this has been a way for, you know, a country to be attacked, what are the ramifications going to be as more nations gain this capability? >> and it's also been pointed out, what country uses the computer as the basis for running our infrastructure more than the united states? if we're putting it out there -- >> on nobody else is more vulnerable than we are. >> interesting. chris lawrence at the pentagon.
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. new developments today in the gruesome canadian body parts murder. i wish there weren't new developments on this. an international manhunt is under way for the suspect. a short time ago police in montreal released the name of the victim. >> the latest detail we have is that the victim, we know the identity now. it's not confirmed 100% yet. we need a dna match, but the victim a 33-year-old victim, which is a student from concordia university and who was in montreal. he's a chinese person but there studying. we know he was reported missing on may 29th, the last time he was seen was may 24th. we believe the homicide took place between the 24th and 25
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theth. >> montreal police say the suspect in the case is a canadian porn actor. police believe he cut the victim into pieces, if you can even believe it, sending a foot and a hand to canadian lawmakers and posted a video of the attack on the internet before escaping to europe, they believe. cnn's paula newton joins me from london. the details are absolutely unbelievable, as you learn more and more about this case. what's the latest that you hear today? >> reporter: more chilling because apparently he had a five-day lead getting to europe. they think he probably left last weekend, and canadian police tell me, kate, that, in fact, they don't know where he is in europe. he has some links to france, to london, to the netherlands and they have no idea where he is right now. an interpol notice went out, in fact, yesterday. we know it's posted in airports and train stations and other locations throughout europe. you don't get the sense europe can look for this gentleman
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aggressively, and that's another problem. police consider him dangerous. lynn to the commander as he talks about the internet trail that this suspect left. >> i've never seen an investigation going that fast. within hours you guys received a picture of a suspect, within hours we had a complete video. this was good, but again, the suspect himself is helping us a lot. he taped everything. we have a copy of this. this is kind of approved by us. he's in a different country now, but we've got a lot of help. i've been mentioning to people that have been using the web to bring himself as a king to give him a good image is going to catch him also. >> certainly they hope so, but now that he is in europe and has had that head start, it's a problem. kate, he was talking about that video. police officers say they've never seen anything like it. completely horrific and that, in fact, the victim is decapitated
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on the video and that circulated for days before they were able to take it down. >> so amazing. you're hearing that the suspect was in london this past december. what was he doing there? is that significant here? >> such a bizarre story, kate. he came to london in december of last year, 2011. we spoke to "the sun" newspaper because they meant with him in connection with an animal cruelty story that posted a python snake eating a kitten on the internet if you can police it. the sun and canada and the united states are subpoena yet because they were brought to the attention of the authorities, but nobody could put together the threads and investigate it properly. that's why we talk to connections to london, perhaps the netherlands and france. >> paula, thank you so much for following this. please bring us any developments you get on this wild, gruesome case. thank you so much. there is some severe weather near washington, d.c. my hometown, that we need to start talking about. i'm personally interested here.
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let's get to the severe weather expert, chad myers. what's going on? >> i know you had a flight this evening. >> had, past tense. >> i hate to say that right now. a couple of storms now rotating enough that the weather services offices there putting out tornado warnings west of metro d.c. there's a beltway right here. you go up here towards poolsville right there, and then even green valley right there. a couple of rotating thunderstorms west, moving northeast, not towards this d.c. area yet. you have to understand there are more storms developing to the south of d.c. that may affect d.c., baltimore into philadelphia later on tonight. there is a tornado watch in effect for many areas out here. we'll keep you up-to-date if we hear of anything on the ground. >> stay close, chad. i think as this develops, we want to hear much more about this. >> you will. one day after a mistrial is declared in the john edwards corruption case, we hear from some of the jurors about their preconceived notions, it is evidence and, the emotion.
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>> there were times it got very frustrating. the emotions got high, and we'd have to take a minute, step back, and just everyone calm down. >> as for edwards, he says he committed many wrongs but nothing illegal. we'll be right back. you know what's exciting? graduation. when i look up into my students faces, i see pride. you know, i have done something worthwhile. when i earned my doctorate through university of phoenix, that pride, that was on my face. i am jocelyn taylor. i'm committed to making a difference in people's lives, and i am a phoenix. visit to find the program that's right for you. enroll now.
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this is worth another listen. john edwards, a free man accepting full responsibility for his acknowledged misdeeds. >> i want to make sure that everyone hears from me and from my voice that while i do not believe i did anything illegal or ever thought i was doing anything illegal, i did an awful, awful lot that was wrong. there is no one else responsible for my sins. none of the people who came to court and testified are responsible. nobody working for the
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government is responsible. i am responsible. >> a federal jury could not convict edwards of any of the six counts related to funds he accepted to cover up an affair while he was running for president. cnn's joe johns was there for all four weeks of the trial plus nine days of dlib races. joe. >> reporter: the day after the misfril on five counts in the campaign finance case against former senator and presidential candidate, john edwards, members of the jury are already speaking out. the take aaway is the government did not mute its burden of proving each and every count beyond a reasonable doubt. >> the evidence was not there to prove guilt. >> we tried to work it out, but we couldn't come to annan muss decision. >> he was found not gimt gi to accept illegal campaign donations from a wealthy benefactor in 2008. the question now is whether the
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federal government will seek to re-try the five counts that ended in a mistrial. edwards said if the government doesn't re-try the case, he'd like to do something to help poor children around the country and the world. legal observers, many of whom say it was a marginal case to take to trial are arguing it would be a waste of taxpayer dollars to re-try it, especially since the facts and the law are not likely to change with the passage of time. kate. >> joe johns, thank you so much. very busy day yesterday. other news we're watching in the movies it's a familiar story line. superheroes joins forces to tackle a world crisis. this week we catch up with three of our cnn heroes who are doing just that. teaming up to help aids orphans in the african nation of mali. >> reporter: marie desilva was a nanny in the u.s. when she started a school for aids orphans in her native malawi.
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honored in 2008, she's joined forces with two other honorees. >> i'm so good. >> magnus mcfarland barrow was recognized in 2010 for his work feeding school children around the globe. >> he started his organization in malawi. i just asked him to consider us. >> i was very struck by her. i felt we were people that could work together. >> this is the stove. >> today magnus's organization mary a's meals provides free po poorige daily to her students. >> the children always have something to eat. he is a state's exhbit to me. >> 2010 honoree makes solar lanterns for rural african communities. he visited her school, and recently his team taught students to build their own lamps. >> for the family it cuts their costs and for the children it helps them to study.
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he really motivated our kids to be inventors. they've come up with their own little models. >> now her students plan to supply lamps to their communities with with creativity and compassion, these cnn heroes are helping each other to change even more lives. >> cnn heroes coming together to work together, it's a family. how sweet is that? the city that hosted this year's super bowl hits hard at smokers. we'll tell you about the new rules next. do you see it ? there it is ! there it is ! where ? where ? it's getting away ! where is it ? it's gone. we'll find it.
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i don't usually show it unless it's very significant. that means that the rain and wind are spinning around. when you see the tail lights you see them moving away from you. the greens are moving towards you. the red is moving that way and green moving that. way. only way na happens is if the storm is doing this over damascus heading over to mount airy. i'm spruced if there wasn't a tornado on the ground with that much rotation sthoen in the air by doppler radar right now. >> how fast is this moving? you were talking about maryland and obviously talking about a lot of d.c., the whole d.c. region. how fast is this moving, because other areas need to keep an eye on this as well? >> moving probably 30 miles per hour right now. not that fast. i don't want to you chase these out outrun these. these are significant storms, and if it moves to the northeast at 30 miles per hour here, that means this storm, although not warned on yet, this is nourt of dale city, that will move into
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the washington, d.c. area. i know my producer had a shot here of washington, d.c. there's the monument right there. seeing the winds blowing the flag pretty much starched out there. that means humidity and moisture and don't like to mix the hot air going up and that creates thunderstorms. >> it was humid when i was leaving town to head here. i'm sure. we'll come back to you. this is not over yet. thanks so much. we hear a florida judge has revoked the bond of george zimmerman. we talked about this, and we get back to martin savidge in sanford, florida. >> reporter: the circuit judge is revoking the bond of george zimmerman and that george zimmerman must turn himself back into authorities within 48 hours as a result of the motion filed by the state this afternoon in a court hearing wrapping up right now. the state is maintaining for two
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reasons that the bond should be revoked. number one, they state he was required to turn in his passport. he apparently had two passports, and he turned in only one. the crucial factor for the judge was going back to the money. the original bond hearing, the family claimed they were indigit gent, and they had no money. due to fund-raising that took place on the web, they had a lot of money, over $130,000. that apparently george zimmerman and his wife were aware. not only were they aware but recorded in jailhouse phone call conversations talking about the money before that bond hearing. in other words, they knew they had money but lied in the words of the state saying they did not. so as a result of that, the judge has revoked bond and george zimmerman has to turn himself back in within 48 hours. >> this was kind of added a little later in the day today. today's hearing we originally thought was really about both the defense and the prosecution being on the same side wanting
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to have documents and many things sealed. is there any new development in that aspect of this hearing? >> reporter: there is. for the most part it appears that the judge is 90% in agreement with the media, or he would say the public in allows as much disclosure as possible. there had been the request on the part of the state and defense, they were on the same side in this particular matter, they wanted to hold back specific information including names of witnesses. it appears those names will be redacted. things like the statements that george zimmerman made to police, phone records and other photographs it appears will be released. keep in mind, florida has very open laws when it comes to the issue of full disclosure. so as a result the judge says, look, his hands are pretty much tied. that is the law of the state of florida. you must allow a lot of information released to the public and the media. that's how it will happen.
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hasn't said how much more evidence to be released or when, but there's more to come. the big news now, the ruling that george zimmerman must turn himself in to authorities, and that will be within two days. >> within 48 hours. the judge ruled that george zimmerman's bond is to be revoked, and he has to turn himself in within 48 hours as martin said. thank you so much. we have more next hour as well. in the meantime let's get to other news we're watching today. indianapolis, that's my hometown. my home state at least, and is telling smokers to put out their butts starting today all bars, restaurants, bowling alleys and hotels will have to be smoke-free. the only exceptions will be for cigar bars, smoke shops and private fraternal clubs that apply for special permits. he's arguably the top boxer in the world, but today floyd mayweather jr. is leaving his las vegas mansion behind for a jail cell. he's beginning a three-month
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doesn't it just sound regal? it's an event 60 years in the makes, the diamond jubilee of convene elizabeth ii, and for the first time the london philharmonic orchestra will play on a rival. 1,000 boats will drift out on the river thames all in preparation for her ma jesy's pageant on sunday. brooke baldwin is in london and spoke to the man who will conduct the orchestra from both number 1,000. >> tell me, how did you select the music, the repertoire? >> well, we wanted to do repertoire that was right for the occasion, obviously, and mostly british all from the
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commonwealth. >> can i get you to hum a tune? >> hum a tune? >> yes, sir. >> yeah. i can hum. ♪ land of glory ♪ >> real late 19th century, early 20th century mainly british music. >> how about the james bond theme? >> yeah, we're doing the james bond theme for m.i.: 6. ♪ >> from what i understand you all will be playing different songs, different tunes, hymns, dependent upon certain monuments you pass. >> we made a program, and then we realized it could probably, you know -- a lot could be tied into places we're passing. so, you know, when we pass
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chelsea gardens, we'll play english country gardens. when we pass bell fast we'll play the danbus march. >> how excited are you to play on the river? >> it's extraordinary thing. it's never done such a thing before. >> never. >> how many years have you been conducting? >> about 35. i was a child when i start, of course. this is the first on the river. i've never actually -- the orchestra players often do kind of cruises and things like that, you know, on the sea. >> there are cruises, and then there is the pageant for the queen. >> exactly. this is a different matter altogether. >> will you be nervous? >> no, no, no. i'll be excited but not nervous. >> you have some contingency plans in the chance of rain. >> we hope fervently it doesn't
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rain, but if it does we have singing in the rain and raindrops keep falling on my head ready to keep everybody in high spirits. >> nobody wants you playing that. >> no, we don't. i think at least it will make people laugh, wouldn't it? what's extraordinary is it's happening -- it will only happen once. we won't get another diamond jubilee, not in my lifetime anyway, so it's a special occasion. i think it's really -- i think it's really nice that it's kind of so much artistic endeavors going into it. it's really good. it isn't just flag waving and that kind of thing. i think that's important actually. the culture of the country is being celebrated. >> he sounds very excited. that was very fun. brooke is in london. getting as we have to say all of the plum assignments. i don't know if you're having a lot of fun. it sounds like you are. so as the conductor lsd, brook, first, what's going on there?
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are you having fun? obviously this conductor is very excited with everything that he has to do. >> reporter: am i having fun? am i having fun? yes, i'm having fun. let me for full transparency segue into orchestra music into a rock concert, i'm here at buckingham palace where the queen resides. there is a rock show happening on monday night. if you hear guitar or drums, they're rehearsing. >> so appropriate for you. you're the music lover of all music lovers. >> reporter: it's perfect. a quick skinny on the whole flotilla on the river thames and that's the first thing for the jubilee celebration in london. that's sunday. really, the whole world will be watching this entire flotilla. prince charles is the patron. he had to give the music the
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thumbs up. it's not just fiphilharmonic tus and yankee doodle dandy and boly wide. there's 54 and the queen is sovereign over the united kingdom and 15 other countries. all of those pieces around the world will in some form or fashion be represented on the thames on sunday. >> it's amazinamazing. i love how the the conductor said there are cruises, and then there is this. it's a serious endeavor. >> reporter: this for the queen. >> this has been a banner year-plus gfor great britain. the royal wedding and then this and the summer olympics. is there constant excitement on the ground there? >> reporter: i've read they're calling it the ftrifecta. in america they so love the whole story of katherine and william, but when you asked
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brits here what's the bigger deal, they say this weekend, the queen's diamond jubilee. she's the only other monarch of this nation who has celebrated 60 years. it was queen victoria in 1897, and so it's pretty stunning. this is a huge deal. we get to share it with us on cnn. >> that's exciting. a very good point. we will check back in with you as i will continue to be jealous of your assignment. brooke will be back next hour as we look at what americans think of the monarchy. lots of interesting stuff coming up. the big event is this coming weekend. we plan to bring the festivities from london with brooke baldwin and piers morgan. the live coverage begins sunday morning at 11:00 eastern. next, we're going to have to turn to a country in upheaval, syria, and violence that isn't
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ending no matter how many officials call for peace. chilling 911 tapes in the seattle cafe shootings and one man's actions have police calling him a hero. it's pretty amazing stuff. han i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter.
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allegations of another mass killing has surfaced in syria. they say security personnel forced 12 factory workers off a bus and sthot them dead. damascus denies the charge. it says they were killed by
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anti-government rebels because they were state employees. it occurred southwest of the embattled city of homs. we report on the dire situation there and a warning, a good warning for you all, his report does include some graphic footage. >> reporter: a tank shell strikes leaving wounded bleeding in the streets. these are the final moments of a local activist and cameraman named abdul. he is rushed not to a hospital but to this makeshift clinic. this is how syria's opposition are forced to treat their wounded, because the country's hospitals are under government control. in the garden of what used to be an ordinary house, doctors struggle to save his life. but the wounds are just too
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deep. more casualties stream in, and there's simply no place to put them. some of the victims here are rebel fighters, others too young to even understand. the child's mother screams for a doctor and curses her presidentipresident, al assad. for some it's too much. a emergency worker lost on the floor of the kitchen that has become an emergency room. this is what the war looks like in syria, and it's probably going to get much, much worse. ivan watson, cnn. and more on the breaking news that we had just last hour. the man who admits shooting tray john martin must go back to jail within 48 hours we learned. a judge revoked the bond saying he wasn't truthful about saying


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