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are on board that air ambulance. when it went down off the coast of ft. lauderdale about a mile off. the search stretches ten miles north of us and out ten miles. so far, what they have record, about 1,000 pounds of debris. disaster, moments after takeoff. a terrifying scene. >> mayday, mayday, mayday. >> reporter: a frantic call for help. seconds before this small medical aircraft plummeted into the sea. >> maintain 4,000 and turn left heading 3, 3-0. >> reporter: the pilot made a last-dish effort to turn back around towards the ft. lauderdale airport only to crash a mile off the coast. >> mayday, mayday, mayday. >> it was flying very low over
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the water. not paying that much attention. i was like it's really strange for a plane to be flying so low. maybe 30 minutes later, the coast guard -- >> reporter: they struggled to find survivors, helicopters and about a dozen boats scoured the area. >> searchers and responders located debris. shortly thereafter located two bodies. >> reporter: the wreckage brought aboard a coast guard boat, the two bodies immediately brought to shore. >> it's still an ongoing and very active scene. >> reporter: the leer jet 35 was part of air evac international, a medical plan originating in mexico. according to officials, the parent was dropped off and the plane was returning to mexico with the pilot, co-pilot, doctor and nurse on board. when the accident occurred. now, the coast guard says it will continue the search throughout the morning and into the afternoon. and then re-evaluate the situation. they also add that they did not
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find a piece of wreckage larger than 6 foot by 6 foot. so that's going to make things very, very difficult as the search continues. kate? >> i'd say so. john, keep us updated throughout the morning. john zarrella in florida for us. >> sure. trey raidle will be in a washington, d.c. courtroom on his arraignment. the freshman republican was arrested last month. athena jones is following all of the developments. she's live outside the courthouse this morning. good morning, athena. good morning, kate. the congressman says he's disappointed himself and stands ready to face the consequences of his actions. he also says he's seeking treatment. representative trey raidle says he came to washington because he wants to be able to help. >> our nation is facing an
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incredible crisis on so many fronts. we have a debt that's crushing this company. >> reporter: now the freshman congressman will be in a washington, d.c. superior courtroom today facing charges of misdemeanor cocaine possession after his arrest last month. the 37-year-old legislator released a statement saying he's profoundly sorry to let down his family and the people of southwest florida. radel says he struggles with the disease of alcoholism and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. he says he knows he has a problem and will do whatever is necessary to overcome it. the former journalist and tv news anchor was elected last year. the tea party favorite represents florida's 19th district. >> i want to be a conservative voice that stands up for what's right and does the right thing but i want to be able to have the ability to, in fact, reach across not just the aisle but to all americans and convey my message, our message. >> reporter: radel who calls himself a hip hop conservative
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tries to get his message to reach younger constituents. in a recent interview he breaks down what he says is the conservative message behind public enemies fight the power. ♪ fight the power >> if you really get down it it, in many ways reflects the conservative message of having a heavy-handed federal government. >> now, house speaker john boehner said through a spokesman members of congress have to be held to the highest standards. this alleged crime will be dealt with by the courts. beyond that, it's between representative radel, his family and constituents. radel is asking that his supporters keep his family in their prayers. breaking overnight, a white supremacist accused of killing 22 people is a step closer to the death penalty. a federal appeals court lifted the stay of execution for joseph paul franklin early this morning. franklin's attorneys can appeal to the u.s. supreme court. it's not clear if they plan to do so.
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franklin shot larry flynt as well. it's believed he went on his killing rampage in an effort to start a race war. on the eve of the talks, iran foreign minister released a video message. president obama pressed senators on tuesday to hold off on imposing new sanctions in order to give diplomacy a chance. more developments in the ongoing saga of rob ford. his top staffers officially reporting to the deputy mayor after city council stripped ford of mote of his power and after one highly rated episode, the embattled mayor's tv show, "ford nati nation" has been canceled. according to media reports, the infamous video of ford smoking
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crack may have been taken approximately a year ago. home owners try to salvage what they can, looters are driving up to homes and trucks and making off with everything they can. police have imposed a curfew from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. a dramatic life-saving rescue in british columbia. two hikers became lost. they had a cell phone and a signal and were able to call for help. the helicopter was able to drop down a 150-foot long line and pull them out. the rescuers say they would probably have never made it through the night. >> wow, look at that. >> look at that. >> they had equipment but they weren't particularly familiar with that terrain. it's a steep part of the north shore. that was quite a rescue operation. >> a ride they'll never forget. >> boy, oh, boy. >> indra petersons is back from washington, illinois.
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what do you know this morning. >> definitely mild for this half of the country. let's take a look at the temperatures here. a good 5 to 10 degrees below normal. highs in d.c., 48 degrees. but again, this is all going to be changing thanks to stuff going on in the west. this is hawaii, that's california. look at this moisture stream coming from hawaii into the west coast. for that reason we know we're not only talking about rain but even heavy snow into the region. take a look at it. there's a couple systems in the region. this is the one that's going to impact the rest of the country. we are talking about cold air, arctic air is going to be diving down. here we go with the rain and snowmakers out there. flooding expected in arizona by the weekend. heavy snow, a foot of snow into the sierras. colorado and wyoming talking about a good foot of snow. let's watch those storms make their way across.today, especially in the central part of the country we'll be talking about heavy rain starting, really in through thursday, heavy rains into washington, illinois.
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behind it comes that cold air. with that, they'll be dealing with rain and behind it, chilly temperatures. let's talk about these temperatures. a good 20 degrees below normal. first you see it, around montana and the dakotas. as we go forward in time, this cold air is going to be diving down. by thursday, notice we're still talking about 23 degrees below normal. highs of just 20s around north platte. notice as we go through friday, this cold air goes through texas, highs just into the 40s for dallas and then as we go through the weekend, this is the cold air that will be making its way across. here into the northeast by friday and saturday, some rain and even highs here into the 30s by sunday. it's kind of that big story making its way across the country. >> indra, thank you so much. coming up next on "new day," a potentially stressful day ahead for the president. he'll be spending a big part of it with bill clinton who called him out as you'll remember on obama care last week. what is the former president going to say this time? and a state senator from virginia stabbed by his own son
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welcome back to "new day." a tight-knit virginia community is in absolute shock after what appears to be a murder/suicide. a state senator creigh deeds stabbed in the head and chest in his own home, reportedly by his own son. his son, gus, was later found fatally shot. chris lawrence is following the developments this morning. good morning, chris. >> reporter: this morning, creigh deeds is in fair condition and out of surgery
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after recovering from being repeatedly stabbed in the face and chest by his own son. now, this is the same young man who just a few years ago was on the campaign trail with his dad, handing out flyers on campus as his father ran for governor. police found a chilling scene inside the home of a prominent virginia state senator early tuesday morning, an apparent murder/suicide involving father and son. >> deeds was stabbed multiple times about the head and upper torso. >> we still have fight, we still have spirit. >> reporter: police say popular democratic senator creigh deeds was stabbed by his 24-year-old son, gus. deeds managed to travel 75 yards down his driveway on foot to the highway where he ran into his cousin who lives nearby. the senator was later air lifted to a charlottesville hospital where police say he was able to speak with them. by the time police arrived in the senator's home, his son gus was still alive but suffering from what police describe as a
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self-inflicted gunshot wound. he died at the scene. this nightmare, a jarring tragedy, especially in the wake of the senator's recent campa n campaigns where his son was often seen by his side. virginia senator peterson, a long-time friend remembers campaigning alongside the father/son duo. >> gus was his driver. they traveled together. i know as a father he had a lot of concerns about his son. just issues involving dropping out of school and things of that nature. >> reporter: gus was a music major at william & mary. officials say in the last month he left the school. the richmond times dispatch is reporting that gus deeds was sent to bath county hospital for an emergency mental evaluation. he was released the day before the altercation because a bed was not available.
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creigh deeds is well known in virginia politics. in his unsuccessful bid to be governor in 2009 he garnered a presidential endorsement. >> i know he is the right person for virginia and you know it, too. >> reporter: he could only be held for six hours unless a magistrate signed a bigger order that would allow him to be held at a psychiatric bed for up to three days. but a magistrate can't sign that order unless a bed is available and six years after the massacre at virginia tech really brought home the shortcomings of the mental health system here, virginia state officials tell cnn bed ability is still very tight. chris? >> all right, chris, thanks for the reporting. the obvious question is why does this be happening. someone known to be trouble is out of control and the family is unable to keep them from hurting themselves and others. we have a top forensic psychiatrist in the nation, dr. michael wellner. thank you for coming in on short notice on this. that's the proposition. in almost all of the mass
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shootings, same formula, we knew they were troubled, they wouldn't take their meds, we couldn't get them help. why is it so hard to control someone who can't control themselves. >> one of the challenges that families know well in america, when you have someone who's a young male in the family, one of your great obstacles is the denial of your son that he needs help. and for families, your greatest risk are folks who may have a psychiatric illness, in this case quite possibly depression, coupled with a chemical abuse problem. studies about who's at greatest risk have actually shown those who have mental illness who also have a chemical abuse problem are at greatest risk and the people who are threatened the most are those who are intimate family. so mr. deeds would have been at a high risk -- at a high risk himself and then we ask, what happened with someone who went to an emergency room?
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this illustrates a very significant problem in our laws that could be changed. this isn't a problem that needs to be solved with money. right now, the united states, a doctor, such as myself makes a decision about whether someone should be committed. doctors are trained and doctors are competent. doctors do not see someone all the time. and someone who may deny the need for help, who may feel the stigma of what happens if i get hospitalized, that person can pull it together in an emergency room and say, look, i'm not going to hurt anybody. i'll be okay and i'll go home. the people at home, the family, they see them all the time. we need to have laws that can empower families to make the call, watching my loved one 24/7. i see a risk. i need to be able to make the call and say i believe my loved one needs to be in the hospital. because when you discharge him, i'm going to take him. that's not the way it is and that has to change. there are certain changes under way, so i think there are positives on the horizon. >> doctor, when you say changes
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are on the horizon, most immediately, though, when you look at the situation, you have a state senator very well connected, very well known. you have a 24-year-old boy, man, really, he should have been able -- if anyone was going to be able to get this boy help, this man should have been able to do it. what do families need to know, what can they do now until the laws are changed if they see warning signs in a loved one? >> you know, sometimes you can't. and you stumbled on something right there. you said boy -- man. >> yes. >> this started out as an attempted murder of a father. what father is at highest risk? the relationships within the family, irrespective of psychiatric illness of a hostile, dependent relationship. it doesn't necessarily mean abuse. that hostility could stem from, hey, i'm 24 years old and i can't get it together and my father has to support me and the father's frustrated and says why
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can't you be like the other siblings? there's love and a dependence but there's an intimacy and the issues do not get worked out. when you put that together with psychiatric illness and perhaps the cocktail of alcohol or anything else, then that's an indication for families that things actually can get out of control. they can get violent and they can get permanent such that a son can make an impulsive decision also and take his own life. >> it speaks to the fact that families can't -- they say they have intimate knowledge of day-to-day life with this person that is troubled, because oftentimes they'll self-medicate, they'll have a good spell, good off the medication and think things are fine and things will spiral out of control quickly. they can't do it alone, though, they need to get professional help away from the emotional attachment. we know that's a very hard thing to do. is the help there, though? >> yes and no. hipaa laws don't allow a mental health professional to communicate with a family.
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if you want to convey something to a doctor, hipaa says we have to respect the patient. that's letting the illness run the situation. it's similar when you don't empower parents. these are two pillars, the notification issue as well as a commitment issue. we don't have to throw money at a problem. i want to briefly say to look out on the horizon, congressman tim murphy of pennsylvania has been working for months on legislation that can optimize the mental health system. this is an area that's under discussion as well as creating enough beds. because, again, not for nothing. if you get sent to an emergency room and you're felt to be emergent enough to be held, what is it with a four-hour period of discharge? if you were dangerous in three hours, why would you not be dangerous at five. >> and the fact that there's not a bed doesn't seem like an okay answer. >> exactly. >> are you being optimistic about the horizon of change.
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you get 72 hours. i can come in, raving like a lunatic. my entire family could say, please. i'll be medicated for 72 hours, stabilized, i'll go in front of a judge. it is then on the family to make the case that i'm a danger. >> that's right. >> that's very hard. >> absolutely. >> then oom out. >> just because the law is being proposed doesn't mean it's going to be passed. what i'm saying is, sure, when you -- this may be a broader discussion. i've always said to focus on guns, look, guns are inappropriate for some people just like video games are inappropriate for some people. systemically if you look at as a mental health issue, the st. louis is easy. fix hipaa. the adam lanza, and the deeds son, and a number of situations, they would be preventible, yet you have different constituencies who have to be heard. this is a democracy but i think the catalyst is when someone
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looks at a situation and says he was in the emergency room. he was in the emergency room. >> he was there. >> this wasn't a situation that anyone overlooking things. it was a procedural, bureaucratic. are you now going to say, those of you who say, gee, parents should make the decision. do you now have a place to say that's good thinking? >> one family has been ripped apart because of it. >> absolutely. >> great to see you as always. thank you. coming up next on "new day," president obama and president clinton face to face for the first time since clinton criticized obama care. will their tension overshadow today's big events. george zimmerman is out on bail, but not as free as he once was. two rulings from the judge that he won't like we'll tell them to you. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month.
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♪ under pressure welcome back to "new day," everyone. time now for our political gut check. president obama and former president clinton reuniting in washington today. this will be their first face to face since clinton challenged obama on you can keep your plan pledge for the health care law. how tense is it likely to be between the two of them? will we see any of it? let's bring in senior white house correspondent jim acosta. you'll have to read that body language, jim. >> we will all be watching this.
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president obama will be spending time with former president bill clinton today. this comes one week after former president clinton appeared to criticize president obama on health care reform. it's one of many health care headaches for this president that will not go away. all eyes will be on the body language between president obama and bill clinton as both men will be sharing two big stages today. at the white house, mr. obama will award clinton the presidential medal of freedom before they make their way to arlington national cemetery to mark the 50th anniversary of the kennedy assassination. >> i personally believe -- >> reporter: all of that face time, just one week after clinton called on the president to keep his health care promise. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. >> even if it takes changing the law, the president should honor
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the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got. >> reporter: the president remains in obama damage control mode, conceding at a "wall street journal" event packed with top ceos that his signature achievement could use a makeover. >> we'll have to obviously remarkette and rebrand. and that will be challenging in this political environment. >> reporter: but as cnn reported, his latest pr challenge started right at the white house. >> i recently received a letter from a woman named jessica sanford in washington state. >> reporter: when he cited jessica sanford, a single mom from washington state an obama care success story, just days after that presidential shoutout, sanford learned her state's health exchange made a mistake, calculating her obama care tax credit. >> i don't trust the system at all. here in washington state. >> reporter: now she says she can't afford the plans available in her state. >> i wanted to be the poster child of how it did work out.
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that makes me really sad that it has to be the negative instead of the positive. >> reporter: contacted by cnn, the ceo of washington state's health exchange released a statement saying the program would like to sincerely apologize to jessica sanford and all those affected in washington state by this error. the state and the white house say there's nothing they can do. >> we're certainly as sorry as we can be that jessica is one of the folks affected by this. >> reporter: we can report this morning there is one tiny bit of good news in jessica sanford's story. she did find out from the state of washington that her son will be eligible for medicaid, so he will be insured while she remains uninsured. a small measure of good news there and her story attracted a lot of attention as you know, guys. she said she received calls from officials here at the white house and also in the governor's office in washington state, all offering to do anything they could do to help even if they weren't really offering any concrete solutions. michaela, chris and kate, back to you.
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>> what can they do is the question, i guess. thank you so much, jim acosta at the white house. it will be interesting to watch the former president and president obama together today. >> it always is. >> fly on the wall, right? >> the former president it's always i hear what he's saying but wonder why he's saying it. >> what's the motive. >> we'll have a round table on it after it happens, i'm sure. >> exactly. let's bring you up to date on the latest news. a frantic search tens off the water of ft. lauderdale, florida. rescuers looking desperately for two people missing after their air ambulance went down. the medical flight just dropped off a patient in ft. lauderdale and was headed back to mexico when it sent out a mayday call. the bodies of a man and a woman have been recovered. trey radel says he's profoundly sorry following his arrest for cocaine possession. the freshman republican will be in court today for arraignment on the drug charges. it would put him behind bars for up to 180 days.
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he said he struggles with alcoholism and it led him to make an irresponsible choice. according to national security adviser susan rice on cnn's "situation room." secretary of state john kerry offered a letter of assurances about a future security relationship. four bikers involved in the brutal road rage attack on a new york highway will be arraigned today. it was all captured on video. it ended after a four-mile chase when he was pulled from the car and beaten. it is being called divine intervention. a man in washington, d.c. was randomly shot at over the weekend. ryan harris would have been hit in the stomach but his wallet stopped the bullet. the bullet went through part of
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the wallet's covering, shattering the glass on his smartphone. police say if they bullet had come in just a little differently he wouldn't be here with us today. you might recall a similar story from florida back in october. a suspected robber fired at a convenience store clerk. the bullet was stopped by the clerk's cell phone. apparently he didn't realize he had been hit until he saw the bullet lodged in his phone. this most recent guy it was the wallet and cell phone combo. >> talk about lucky. both cases. my goodness. >> it's amazing that we've had two of these. i wonder how often it happens. >> it's interesting. i was doing a little research on the phone. let's not go between iphone and androids. let's not compare and contrast. there have been other instances that this happened. >> unfortunately, people get shot so often, there will be different permiations. >> don't count on the phone. >> it's still bad and your kids
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hate you're on it. that's the truth. george zimmerman free on bond this morning. question, do police have proof he assaulted his girlfriend with a shotgun? and the two things the judge warned zimmerman he better not do. and a new virtual currency to challenge the u.s. dollar. what? the buzz about the bitcoin when "new day" continues. n, we got a subaru. it's where she said her first word. (little girl) no! saw her first day of school. (little girl) bye bye! made a best friend forever. the back seat of my subaru is where she grew up. what? (announcer) the subaru forester. (girl) what? (announcer) motor trend's two thousand fourteen sport utility of the year. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru.
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let's go around the world, starting in the mediterranean island of sardania.
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emergency services are working nonstop to help the people affected by the deadly cyclone which struck sardinia. the governor tells cnn that entire areas have been completely devastated. over 17 inches of rain fell under 90 minutes overnight into tuesday morning. triggering flash flooding and landslides. at least 16 people were killed and thousands more displaced in the deluge. the governor says he plans to declare a day of mourning for tomorrow. back to you, kate. >> all right, erin, thank you so much for that. the search for survivors is on hold at a collapsed mall in south africa. robyn curnow has the latest there. >> the shopping mall was still under construction and the section that collapsed was the size of a football field. throughout the night, teams looked for survivors. at least 30 people did go to hospital with serious injuries. three still missing, one dead
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say police. today police say, though, they're going to start investigating, see who's responsible. they're likely to open a case of culpable homicide after authorities warned this company to stop building because of irregularities. kate, back to you. >> thank you for that. prince harry will join a troop of wounded warriors on a trek. >> prince harry set out for antarctica on a 200-mile trek in temperatures as low as minus 45 degrees with sled in tow. he's joined a tim of veterans who lost limbs in combat who are competing against a team from the usa and another made of canadians and australians. it's all about raising funds toward awareness of injured veterans. george zimmerman was released on bail after a friend paid his $9,000 bond.
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pending the charges, including the allegation that zimmerman assaulted his girlfriend with a shotgun, the judge clamped down on his movements until he returns to court in january. cnn's alena machado is live in sanford, florida. what are the restrictions. >> george zimmerman has been ordered to stay away from firearms and wear a monitoring device and he's also to stay away from the woman whose actions have landed him in handcuffs once again. george zimmerman free on bond, not answering questions from reporters. >> george, you want to defend yourself. >> reporter: just hours after appearing before a judge in handcuffs and learning his bond was set at $9,000. his demeanor in court, calm as he answers questions from the judge. >> yes, your honor. >> reporter: this is zimmerman's fourth brush with the law since acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin, his girlfriend, samantha shibe
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called 911. >> what's going on. >> i asked him to leave. he has a freaking gun, breaking all of my stuff right now. >> zimmerman made his own 911 call telling a different story. >> she thought i was going to argue with her. she's pregnant. i'm not going to put her through that stress. >> reporter: in court, prosecutors said scheibe fears for her life, claiming this wasn't the first time she was attacked by zimmerman. >> the victim indicated there was a prior domestic violence incident occurred that involved a choking that she did not report to the police. she indicated that they had been discussing breaking up. >> reporter: prosecutors also say zimmerman is suicidal, a claim his attorney says is false. >> i think anytime somebody is arrested for charges, it brings a certain level of anxiety and stress. my impression, again, of
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speaking to mr. zimmerman, he didn't appear to be a danger to himself or anybody else. >> reporter: according to court documents, zimmerman says he is homeless and unemployed. he also says he's $2.5 million in debt and lists $144 cash in assets. he has been appointed a public defender. >> i definitely would not characterize my client as a loose cannon. he is presumed innocent on these matters and we're confident he'll be acquitted. >> reporter: now, zimmerman's wife, shellie served him with divorce papers monday night while sitting in a jail cell at the correctional facility behind me. "the washington post" is reporting that the department of justice will soon announce their decision on whether to fight civil rights charges against zimmerman in the trayvon martin case. let's get over to indra for another check of the forecast. temperatures just about 5 to 10 degrees below normal. it will stay that way through
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the beginning of the weekend. what's going on on the west coast will impact the east coast for the actual weekend. let's take a look at what's going on, heavy amounts of snow, a good bit of snow. wyoming and colorado, heavy snow there, too. the question is, why? of course we're talking about rain, snow, you're going to have rain at the lower elevations as well. notice what's going on around hawaii. there's california. look at this moisture stream. all the moisture coming across the pacific. that's going to be their source for the moisture for heavy snow and rain. it's not the only thing going on. we have a couple cold fronts out there. as they make their way across, it will combine. that's what we'll see affecting the middle of the country by tomorrow. this is key. we were in washington, illinois. it was clear and cold. conditions will worsen today into tomorrow as some of the heavier rain bands start to fill in. the same system will bring the cold air into the region by saturday. temperatures diving down a good 20 degrees below normal. that same, cold air will spread
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into the northeast by the weekend. we're talking about rainy and very cold, highs in the 30s by sunday. >> sure is going to drop. all right, indra. >> just a tad. coming up on "new day," the bitcoin. what is it? how do you get it and how can digital money be worth something? traders think it can be. they say the future is now. and our former president apparently likes to paint. george w. bush showing off some of his skills last night with leno. we'll show you how when we come back. when our little girl was born,
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i love that. all right. we're talking about a new era in financial transactions, may just be around the corner. have you heard of a bitcoin? it's an all digital, unregulated currency, a crip typto currency you will. we're going to take a look at this with christine romans. what exactly is a bitcoin? can i get some? do i need it in my bitcoin piggy bank? >> speaking of imaginary currency, imagine you wanted to inconvenient the your own currency. i'm going to inconvenient the it. the cuomo coin. we have cuomo coins, in chris we trust. >> yes, we do.
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>> if enough people believe in it, buy and sell things and are trading it it becomes a new currency. i think your "new day" mug is worth three chris coins. except this is a real coin. these are alive in the virtual world. only online is this chris coin, the bitcoin, see my metaphor there, the bitcoin only lives, only digital. ones and zeros. people are trading these. there's 21 million that can be found. there's only a finite supply of them. >> that's a lot of chris. >> people are using them. they are using them. >> i understand it was sort of only used in -- how do you say, less than good or clean manner, correct? >> this is one way this has been used in the drug trade or other illicit activities. governments around the world are saying can we regulate this? is this something that's real and viable or is this a tulip
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mania joke? >> if it's imaginary -- >> virtual. >> sorry, if it is virtual, digital, imaginary, is this a good thing? >> it's about an $8.5 billion market. there are real investors and investors in china and elsewhere are saying it's a good hedge against the dollar, against gold. this is something financial reporters have been struggling with for a couple years, is this real? is it viable? you can get -- there's something called bit pay. there's a couple bars in new york city where you can buy a drink with bitcoin. >> there was a time when they thought you'd never be able to buy anything on the internet. there's a transactional awareness from vendors. >> just pause for a second. do you see that? >> it's a made up currency that people are actually using and has gained traction. you have real investors. you have congress -- >> how do you get it?
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>> you mine it. >> i currently have 75 bitcoins. >> you have something to trade. >> you mine it. people use powerful computers and algorithms to find new bitcoins and mine the bitcoins. it's complicated, really interesting. there are tech people and financial people who think it's very real and a very good bet. can i tell you about the volatility, though? if you look yesterday, start at the beginning of the year, $13 is the price of a bitcoin. yesterday it went from 500 to 900 and back down again. >> you can buy them? >> online digitally. >> where is bitcoin going to be -- >> who knows. >> the traders will trade anything. they're always looking for -- >> they would trade these. yes, they would trade chris coins. >> the aa steep discount as they'd say. especially when they say i'm shorting them. it says in chris we trust right here. credit cards are getting
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expensive from a transactional perspective that they may be looking for something different. >> when you talk to people who are regulators, the ease with which you can use this -- >> it's becoming legit. there was a hearing on capitol hill about it. >> also, if there's that, there will be bitcoin counterfeiters. >> that's why they like it. it doesn't actually exist as currency. how about the goatee? get in tight on this. >> i love the in chris we trust. >> look how slow that is. what year is this, 1987. >> you look like hugh jackman. >> if he was in a horrible accident. after a fight with a puma. our former president, george w. bush dropped by "the tonight show" with jay leno last night. they talked obama care and his legacy. they had lighter moments together as well. a little on what the 43rd president considers his new
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profession or pastime. >> you're painting now. you showed me some of your paintings. i was impressed. >> i am a painter. >> you are a painter now. i do take painting seriously. it changed my life. i brought a painting for you. >> you did? >> yes. >> did you pain the that? look at that. >> wow. look at that. wow, look at that. what an honor that is. thank you, sir. i can't make fun of him now. >> favorite barney story? >> well, there's a lot. i introduced barney to putin. >> okay. >> and he kind of dissed him. >> really? >> yes. you call that a dog. he didn't say it.
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his body language said that's not really a dog. a year later putin introduces me to his dog. a huge hound. bounding across the lawn. he says bigger and stronger, faster than barney. >> wow, wow. should have nuked him. >> hilarious. >> apparently the president has been taking painting lessons in dallas. the results clearly show, what was funny, he told his painting instructor, there's a rembrandt inside this guy and it's your job to find it. >> that's a really good painting. >> that's the real deal. he is a painter. >> he used dissed in perfect context like it was nothing. >> i love his straight face. >> i'm going to send him five chriss. that's my bid. that's my bid on that painting. >> i'm returning mine to the bank. >> i'm going to give you currency every time i think you
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do something that's worthy. you get two chriss. you've been good today. i'm throwing myself around. >> i will steal the coins and spend them on shoes. >> spend all your time defacing them. >> virtual shoes. >> that's the problem. >> so useful. >> this will all turn out badly for me. i can feel the social media heating up. >> let's go to break quil i spe spend your cuomo face. >> she faced one major recovery. that's lindsey vonn. another knee injury. we'll give you an update on her condition. toronto's mayor rob ford is making a new pledge as we learn new information about that crack smoking video. details at the top of the hour. i want to be a part of it. ishares international etfs. access to developed markets, emerging markets and single countries. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors
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\s olympic skier lindsey vonn had to be carted off the slopes, again, another knee injury. they have to figure out how bad it is after an amazing comeback from her last knee injury. coming back to fast, they said she was skiing great. now what happened? >> she was doing so well, working her way back from that horrific crash she had in february. she was ahead of schedule. man, this could be a major setback. after crashing during a practice run in colorado yesterday, vonn was taken down on the hill on a sled. tom kelly, he said he was not sure whether or not vonn hurt that surgically repaired right knee. she was not admitted to the hospital, instead she went home to veil.
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this is really bad timing for this. the sochi games 78 days away. vonn was going to be the face for team usa for this upcoming olympics. >> you hope she can recover in time. the olympics are coming up. honestly, she's so amazing to watch when she is skiing, if you've ever attempted skiing, you know just how hard it is what she does. it's amazing. thanks, andy. the good news is sometimes it feels bad but the injury is not that bad when it comes to the knee. that's what we have to hold out hope for now. we're close to the top of the hour now which means it's time for the top news. >> i haven't touched a drop of alcohol in three weeks. new this hour, new leaf, toronto's embattled mayor says he's gone cold turkey off alcohol as new evidence emerges
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on how recently he did crack. face to face, president obama and bill clinton meeting face to face. we talk live to the man who led the government shutdown in order to end obama care. senator ted cruz. now for something completely different. nobody expected it, but we're getting it, a monty python reunion, killer rabbits and dancing knights across the world are silly walking for joy. your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning and welcome back to "new day." it's wednesday, november 20th, 7:00 in the east. there is breaking news this morning. two bodies have been recovered, two other people are still missing after a medical jet crashed just seconds after takeoff last night. rescuers are searching frantically off the florida coast. the jet we're told was on its way back to mexico after dropping off a patient in ft. lauderdale. and more breaking news this morning, just moments ago, the
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u.s. supreme court denied a petition for a stay of execution for serial killer joseph franklin. it upholds an earlier decision made by a federal appeals court to lift the stay. that clears the way for the state of missouri to put him to death. the white supremacist was scheduled to die by lethal injection last night but his lawyers won that original stay by arguing the drug they were going to use constitutes as cruel and unusual punishment. franklin has been convicted of seven murders in the lay '70s. he's admitted his role in the attempted assassination of "hustler" magazine publisher larry flynt. talks set today. president obama wants a deal in place to ensure that iran doesn't develop nuclear weapons. there has been skepticism over iran's sudden cooperation. tough talk from iran's supreme leader who said he will not retreat on nuclear rights. we're following two stories this morning about politicians dealing with addiction. first, florida republican trey
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radel in court this morning to face drug charges. the freshman representative was arrested last month and charged with cocaine possession. he could face up to six months in jail for that. cnn's athena jones live at the courthouse in washington. good morning, achina. . >> reporter: good morning, chris. congressman radel, we expect to see him contrite when he appears here in a few hours. he said he's profoundly sorry, he's ready to face the consequences of his actions. the florida republican is 37 years old. he has a wife and a young son. he was elected last year with tea party support. in a statement he says he struggles with the disease of alcoholism and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. he also says he's seeking treatment. as you mentioned, if convicted, this charge of misdemeanor cocaine possession carries a maximum of 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine. house speaker john boehner said through a spokesman members of congress had to be held to the highest standards.
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this alleged crime will be handled by the courts. beyond that it's between radel, his family and constituents. radel has asked supporters to keep his family in their prayers. kate? >> thank you. let's go to canada where rob ford has a come to jesus moment. the embattled mayor saying he is finished with drinking now, this after city council stripped him of most of his thought and the announcement came that his new tv show was canceled. new information about that infamous video of ford smoking crack. cnn's nic robertson is in toronto with all of the details. it changes day by day, knick. . >> reporter: kate, it does indeed. so so many months it denied he smoked crack cocaine. then when he announced it, the details were fuzzy. that comes on the heels of him announcing that he's quit drinking as well. >> yes, i have some smoked crack cocaine. probably in one of my drunken
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stoopers, about a year ago. >> reporter: well, not quite. according to police documents obtained by canadian media, mayor ford smoked crack as recently as nine months ago. so is ford's account a fabrication or a memory lapse? and then there's this. >> i haven't touched a drop of alcohol in three weeks. >> reporter: cold turkey. >> you're done with alcohol? >> finished. >> you'll never drink again? >> finished. i've had a come to jesus moment if you want to call it that. >> reporter: mayor ford talking on tv. >> you haven't been drinking at all. >> i haven't had a drop of alcohol in three weeks. a drop, a drop. i'll take a urine test right now. >> reporter: don't expect details. mr. mayor, tell us about giving up the booze. the man given ford's mayoral powers, not so sure. >> it's easy to go cold turkey. it's hard to stay that way.
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that's the only comment i can make. >> reporter: if it works, maybe, just maybe, they'll be less of this. and this. >> i didn't push her. >> reporter: pushed you right there. >> right in the belly. >> reporter: what are you thinking. >> don't fall on me. i've gotten an elbow to the rib by ford before. >> i felt like i was being hit by a crazy train, quite honestly. certainly the impact made me go into slow motion. i couldn't think about what was happening. i was kind of looking at him. you can see me sort of going get off me, get off me. i was afraid he was going to fall on top of me. >> reporter: apparently no alcohol involved, even so forgiveness for ford, not happening for now. >> it will take more than that to have me sit down. you don't know me very well but i can tell you, nobody knocks me down like that. >> reporter: and it will take more than a few dry weeks to
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convince pam mcconnell and the council ford is winning his battle with booze. and now this from mayor ford as well. he's lost his new talk show "ford nation." it pulled in about 100,000 viewers, a record for the station but not enough to keep it on air. he will be, we're told by the station, a regular commentator on the show but for right now, "ford nation" off the air. kate, chris? >> maybe one of the first good reactions to the situation we've seen, cancelling that show. i want to bring in william moyers. he's the author of "broken." great it have you with us. >> thanks for having me on. >> when you look at rob ford, for all the lampooning and the talk about the political intrigue, what do you see? >> well, i see a man who -- you
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know, was just like i was 20 years ago when i was struggling with alcohol and other drugs. he's all over the place. he's running, he seems scared. he seems, you know, in some level of denial as to the scope of his problem and the impact that problem has had, not just on him but his family and twenties. i see a man who stands between the problem and the solution. rob ford needs to stop running, turn around, embrace his demons, take some time off, take the gift that the city council has given him and take a leave of absence and step away from the limelight, step away from the three-ring circus he's created and focus on taking care of rob ford and getting himself back to a healthy place of mind, body and spirit. >> reminds me of charlie sheen. it's become a sport covering him, the spectacle. makes for great television and media play. is there a concern that in mocking this addiction, there's
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a risk we are minimizing the significance of the illness that's at play here? >> no doubt, chris. i mean, i saw that jay leno said that rob ford is god's gift to comedy. this is not really a funny story. it has bizarre moments. but what i think we're seeing here is a man who's deeply troubled by alcohol and other drugs as he's ads mimitted, proy other issues, too. it might make good television and fodder for the tabloids, it might make good spectacle in the toronto city council, it's a sad commentary on where a very troubled individual is in his personal and professional life. i can't help but feel -- be struck by the contrast between mayor rob ford of toronto and congressman radel of florida who this morning is sort of owning his stuff and saying, you know what, i really need some help. i need to get professional treatment.
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and that's really what the solution is here. addiction is an illness that doesn't discriminate. you know, treatment works, recovery is possible but the solution to the problem requires personal responsibility on the part of the person who has it. in this case, rob ford seems to be moving in the right direction but gosh after so much time, it's time for him to stop running. >> i don't know where his head is. the irony, one of the ironies here is if he were to admit it, he's fighting that. he's fighting it politically. how do you get him out if he doesn't want to be out? if he was going to say he's beginning to go to rehab, with trey radel down south and elsewhere, if you go to rehab, it's not the end of your political career. it's more accepted than ever now, right? >> absolutely. i mean, i was never in politics, but i was a journalist and a father and a member of society whose alcohol and drug use took me away from the very things
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that mattered to me. i'll tell you, i'm a better person internally, i'm a better person professionally. i'm a better citizen today because i did go to treatment. in my case more than once, got sober, took responsibility and have learned to manage my illness for 20 years now as a person in long-term recovery. what we know is that while there's no cure for addiction, there is a solution. that solution is alive and well and millions of people across the united states and canada, recovery is possible, treatment works. >> you're a great example and you're giving an important message, because we all know, we may in the media enjoy fanning the flames of the situation right now but we know how it ends and it's terrible for him and his family, you know? >> well, thank you, chris. if i could say anything to the mayor of toronto is to say, it's okay to ask for help. it's okay to admit your problem as long as you get professional treatment and take responsibility.
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and you, too, can lead a productive life whether it's in politics or whether you choose to do whatever. it's okay to ask for help. that's the message we always have. >> he's obviously resisting the efforts because they're public right now. william moyers, thank you so much for being on "new day." appreciate the perspective. >> thank you, chris. let's get over to indra petersons now tracking the forecast for us. back from washington, illinois. a lot of people dealing with serious issues. >> today, chris, going to be talking about rain in their forecast. things will only be worsening for them. what we're looking at right now for the eastern half of the country, mild conditions, temperatures a good 5 to 10 degrees below normal. that will change as the system makes its way across the country. let's talk about what is going on in the west. heavy amounts of snow and even rain, sierra seeing a foot of snow today. wyoming and colorado, those higher elevations getting about a foot of that snow. what's going on? there's a ton of moisture but two systems. we'll be tracking these guys as
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they make their way across. this first low dipping down. this guy is getting warm moisture. even flooding potential into the four corners and the southwest. heavy rainfall there and flooding concerns over the next several days. look at this cold air diving down. this is a system that will be impacting washington, illinois today. lighter rain at first but eventually heavy rain in through thursday and friday. the other side of this are the cold temperatures. first with the heavy rain and that cool air spreading all the way into the east. i kind of wanted to speed this up for you, give you a good idea of how cold the temperatures are and how fast they'll be spreading in. today we'll be looking at the dakotas and montana starting to see the temperatures 10 to 15 degrees below normal. notice down through texas, temperatures 20 degrees below normal and then for the northeast, we'll be talking about rain, friday in through saturday. by sunday, notice those highs dipping way down, 35 degrees as your high for the second half of the week. it will be a mixed bag. we'll start with warmer weather
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and rain and dropping those temperatures down. again, that's across the entire country. >> indra, thanks. coming up on "new day," oh, to be a fly on the wall for this one. president obama, former president clinton set to meet for the first time since clinton publicly called out the president over obama care. what will the two say to each other? what will we say after it all happens? also ahead, george zimmerman out on bail but not out of hot water. we'll tell you what conditions the judge placed on zimmerman for his release. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels.
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when the president had that heart scare, how scary was that. >> was scary, very scary. >> yeah? >> but i wasn't that scared. >> you had obama care? >> he still has one of the best presidential laughs around. welcome back to "new day." a little bit of political humor on "the tonight show" last night with former president george w. bush but the focus on two different presidents. presidents clinton and president obama. they'll be face to face for the first time since clinton called on president obama to let americans keep their health care plans if they like them. what's that conversation going to be like? joining us now to talk about it is john harris, the editor in chief of politico. good to see you. >> good morning. >> president clinton stepped right into the obama care debate offering yet another headache for president obama.
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what's that conversation going to be like when they're face to face at the white house today? >> they have a complex relationship. and at bottom it is one, still for all the ups and downs and rockiness, it's one of mutual need. president obama, starting out very cool, obviously toward the clintons and the clinton family. has really come to appreciate him. remember, he called him the secretary of explaining stuff, the best speech in the 2012 for re-election wasn't from president obama but president clinton. he pointed out the most recent examineple, those unwelcome comments criticizing the rollout of obama care. make it difficult. they're not personally close but somehow personally connected together. >> probably because clinton is great at explaining stuff. that's something that becomes an intrigue here. what is your take on why clinton didn't do what he was supposed to do, which is to explain that president obama wasn't lying. you can keep your plan as long as it meets the new laws.
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why didn't he do that? >> everybody thinks bill clinton is so calculated and that everything he says must have some kind of hidden agenda. i've been following the guy for really close to 20 years now. and it's just not true. sometimes things come out of his mouth before he has fully thought through the implications, especially when it's not his skin in the game. in this case it's president obama's skin in the game. yes, he's a great explainer, the secretary of explaining stuff. there's a little bit of grandpa simpson in him, you never know what's going to come out. >> that is not the direction i thought you were going to go. >> i'll have to give you a chris for that. >> let's move on. let's talk about the evolving relationship -- the evolving relationship you were alluding to. in double down there are a couple anecdotes that everyone is pointing to, the fact that president obama said of president clinton i like him in doses or that he was unable to
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handle any more undiluted clinton. but still, the night of the election, president obama wins, one of the first people he wants to call, he says get bill on the line. talk about that evolution. >> i don't think they're personally connected. i think bill clinton would like to be much more personally connected with president obama. frankly in the way that he's become with both bush presidents. president obama is kind of cool, too independent for that kind of relationship. that said, i think he is fundamentally a gracious man when it comes to his relationship with the clintons. he's come to appreciate hillary clinton and her service in his administration. and he's come to appreciate bill clinton for all his exasperating qualities and the fact that he doesn't want to be friends with him, he only wants to hang around with him in small doses. i think he does recognize they are in a fraternity as two democratic presidents elected who, no matter the ups and downs, they need each other. their arms are locked. >> talk about -- we all need to
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talk about optics surrounding this thing. anybody will try to read body language, the tension if it exists. talk about the optics. the clintons coming to the white house, they're spending a large part of the day with president obama. when all of this is happening, vice president biden is in panama. what should people read into that? >> that's right. those optics really underscore the reality of the situation which is hillary clinton is more than i've seen in either major party. she is the overwhelming favorite. nobody ever gets a presidential nomination on a platter but at least as it looks now, she's going to come as close as anybody ever did, assuming she takes that platter. that's unfortunate for biden but it's just the reality of the politics. beyond optics, i think the substance is more important. the fact of the matter is, if the obama care rollout continues to be so troubled, and remains a liability, that's going to be a substantive problem, not an optics problem. a substantive problem if as we
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all expect hillary clinton does indeed pursue the democratic nomination in 2016. >> which is why my original question is why didn't bill clinton do what he was supposed to do? the more -- >> i think he was saying what was on his mind. >> john harris, great to have you with us on "new day." >> thanks. when we come back, george zimmerman, wherever this man goes, trouble seems to follow. now he's under arrest for domestic violence and assault using a shotgun. those are the allegations while police try to make their case, we have a psychiatrist who says she has some answers. plus, the dolphins bullying scandal triggering a new controversy over the use of the "n" word in the locker room. we'll be talking to two athletes who disagree on what's fair game behind closed doors. you need a permit... to be this awesome. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle...
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welcome back to "new day," a desperate search for survivors continues this morning after a leer jet on a medical mission crashed into the ocean just off ft. lauderdale in florida. on board, two pilots and two passengers, said to be a doctor and a nurse. so far, two baeds, a male and female have been recovered. that plane was apparently on its way back to mexico after dropping a patient off at a florida hospital. an apology from a florida congressman arrested for cocaine possession. republican trey radel says he is profoundly sorry to let down his family and the people of south florida. he goes on to say he struggles with alcoholism which led to an extremely irresponsible choice.
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the first term congressman will be in a washington, d.c. court today to be arraigned on the misdemeanor charge which carries a maximum sentence of 180 days and/or a fine of $1,000. the labor department investigating claims that the census bureau manipulated job figures in the runup to the 2012 election. a "new york post" report alleged a census worker faked results in the government's monthly job report to make the unemployment rate appear lower. census officials deny the charges. the case has been referred to the inspector general. i am struggling. i need some water. i'll be okay. new york city mayor michael bloomberg signing landmark legislation that bans the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21. new york is the first large city to prohibit sales to young adults. bloomberg says raising the legal purchase age from 18 to 21 will keep young people from experimenting at a time when they're most likely to become addicted that new law will take
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effect in six months. i feel like i just smoked a pack myself. >> give you a chris, make you feel better. makes everybody feel better. >> haven't set the value yet, it is invaluable. george zimmerman back in the news, out on bail. but he will be on trial, it seems for domestic violence and allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend. those are the allegations from police. a friend paid zimmerman's $9,000 bond yesterday but not before the judge put strict limits on his travel and his use of weapons. alina machado has more from sanford, florida. >> good morning. george zimmerman has been ordered to stay away from firearms and wear a monitoring device. he's also been told to stay away from samantha scheibe, the woman whose allegations landed him in jail once again. george zimmerman free on bond,
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not answering any questions from reporters. >> you want to defend yourself. >> reporter: just hours after appearing before a judge in hand cuffs and learning his bond was set at $9,000. his demeanor in court, calm, as he answers questions from the judge. >> yes, your honor. >> reporter: this is zimmerman's fourth brush with the law since he was acquitted in the shotting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin, his girlfriend, samantha scheibe, call 911 monday after a domestic dispute allegedly turned physical. >> whose going on. >> he's in my house, breaking all my [ bleep ]. i asked had imto believe. he has a freaking gun breaking all my stuff right now. >> reporter: zimmerman made a 911 call telling a different story. >> i told her i would be willing to leave. >> okay. >> i guess she thought i was going to argue with her but she's pregnant. i'm not going to put her through that stress. >> reporter: in court, prosecutors said scheibe fears for her life, claiming this wasn't the first time she was attacked by the victim.
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>> the victim indicate there was a prior domestic violence incident approximately a week and a half ago that involved a choking that she does not report to the police. she had indicated they had been discussing breaking up on this day. >> reporter: zimmerman is suicidal, a claim his attorneys say is false. >> i think any time somebody is arrested for charges it brings a certain level of anxiety and stress. my impression, again, of speaking to mr. zimmerman, he didn't appear to be a danger to himself or anybody else. >> reporter: according to court documents, zimmerman says he is homeless and unemployed. he also says he's $2.5 million in debt and lists $144 cash in assets. he has been appointed a public defender. >> i definitely would not characterize my client as a loose cannon. he is presumed innocent on these matters and we're confident he'll be acquitted. >> reporter: now, zimmerman is expected to be back in court in january and by the way, zimmerman's wife, shellie served
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him with divorce papers monday night while he sat in a jail cell at the correctional facility here in seminole county, florida. back to you. >> thank you so much for that. for more analysis on this and why exactly george zimmerman can't seem to stay out of trouble, let's bring in psychotherapist robi ludwig. i was watching your face, watching alina's package. what is your sense of what's happening to this man right now? >> he sees life through a paranoid lens. so he sees people as out to get him. listen, this could be a result of him feeling guilty that he got away with murder or grandiose that he can get away with anything right now. i think the bottom line is, he really thinks like a batterer. that's how i see him. i think we're just noticing something about him that's probably been true in his history for a long time, we just didn't know him. >> do you think he's responding to stress of the trial that he went through at all? or do you think this is
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something that's existed? >> i think it's an aspect of it, maybe there's guilt there. he's not a killer. he's not somebody who goes out and wants to kill people although he certainly ended up ending somebody's life. he could have a guilty reaction. i think he's somebody who is into power and control. he needs to be in control of his inner personal relationships. as we know, you can't script relationships. what happens with someone like a george zimmerman is, he then gets angry. he doesn't have the verbal skills, the know-how to reduce conflict in nonviolent way. >> couldn't it also be as simple as he should be paranoid, a lot of people are out to get him because of what happened that was perceived as injustice in the trayvon martin case. >> that's an interesting idea and it's certainly possible and if you're paranoid for a good reason, you're not paranoid, you're just being smart. there's an element of truth
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there. i think we're seeing an ongoing pattern. that's what's disturbing. i don't think every woman that chooses to be with george zimmerman wants to call the police, what's in it for her. i think these women are frightened. he is an intimidating kind of guy and he handles things in a volatile, escalated way. >> which is kind of a different george zimmerman than we heard on that 911 call and a little different from what we saw in the courtroom. >> well, what we know about people who are violent in the home is they're very good at presenting well outside of the home. so they know how to interact sometimes with the community, the police, in a very charming and ingratiating way. there could be two george zimmermans where he can seduce people, at least initially but when he gets involved in an intimate relationship, everything falls apart. >> you think he has the ability to explode in a bigger way? that's the concern. why do we follow these arrests? there's intrigue because of the original case but the fascination of the unknown, of
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what he's capable of. >> it's a train wreck. this person is a danger to himself because he's getting worse and worse. >> you see that? >> yes. does he want to be in prison, because it's a safe environment and he isn't in an environment when he's out of control? >> it doesn't seem like he needs to be in a romantic relationship. >> robi ludwig is a human behavior expert. >> i don't think anyone should date him right now. >> i think that's safe to say. he's not a good bet. >> all right, i'm done. >> thanks, robi. coming up on "new day," is the "n" word ever acceptable? you think it's a no-brainer? the dolphins hazing scandal put that question front and center. and there are different opinions, especially when it comes to the locker room. treat us to help drive the debate we'll have, coming up. it turns out the flying
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♪ take me down to paradise city where the grass is green ♪ >> are we in paradise city in terms of the weather? let's go to indra. >> temperatures 5 to 10 degrees below normal. at least it's dry, conditions are mile on the east coast and it will take that way up until the weekend. so our weather will be changing pretty much in the northeast from everything that's going on right now in the pacific northwest. what are we watching? heavy snow, tons of snow expected in the sierras and even through wyoming and colorado. why so much? there's a huge moisture plume coming from hawaii. look at this guy, stretching across the pacific. that would mean warm conditions and rain. that is intersecting with cold fronts out there. that's stot. >> reporter: we, two fronts, the one making its way across the country bringing heavier rain especially by maybe by thursday into the midwest. that's going to be affecting, of
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course, through washington, illinois. they're looking for light rain and by thursday and friday, heavier bands to move through. behind it, the cold air. that's going to be the next story. look at this cold air dive down. temperatures 20 degrees below normal today in the dakotas and montana. by the time we jump through friday, this cold air dives through texas, highs in dallas will be 20 degrees below normal for the start of the weekend. then we get into the that weekend. there you go, it spreads to the east. temperatures a good 20 degrees below normal. pretty much anywhere you look, chicago, highs into the 20s. i know, kate, you said you love highs in the 20s in chicago and a little bit of wind, feel goods. >> you misinterpreted what i was saying. >> judging e ining by my twitte we'll about to have a debate. what is acceptable in the locker room? what is not? what about the "n" word specifically? joining us now are cnn sports analyst greg anthony who says
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the word is used often in the locker room, not always necessarily in a racist context. we also have major league baseball pitcher latroy hopkins who says the word should never be tolerated and has confronted players about it. gentlemen, thank you for joining us. >> good morning. >> greg, let's start by -- >> good morning. >> -- the last time you were here, what is the allegation? the allegation is there were tweets between incognito and martin, one white, one black and the "n" word was used and the condemnation is incognito should never use it, it's unacceptable. you say that's a qualified answer. >> yes. i think if i'm not mistaken it was a text. >> yes. >> text messages that were exchanged. listen, i know we live in a society that wants to be politically correct and we want to try to govern everything that's said but to me, it's all about context when you're using certain words. now, i'm not going to say the word but i'll say what i say around some of my friends, the
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word that rhymes with bigger is used in environments a lot. again, if i'm in the situation where i'm at home, with a bunch of my friends over and we're playing spades or cards, the word's going to be used. it does come up in context, in the proper context. you juxtapose that with what happened with riley cooper from the philadelphia eagles. when he used the word he had a little truth juice, he was in an environment where it shouldn't have been used. he spewed that type of language. that is not acceptable. but a locker room environment is much like your living room or your, you know, family room. so there are going to be things that are said in that area and context that would not be socially acceptable in other environments. >> all right. >> i just think we have to have proper perspective when we're talking about this. >> latroy, what's the flip side of the perspective about the rules of the locker room and what they should be in your experience? >> well, the rules of the locker
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room, there are unwritten rules. my experience is that i've never came across, you know, a white guy ever using the word in a locker room. i've never come across that. i've come across a lot of young guys, younger generation, that listens to the jay zs, lil wa e waynes and they use the word quite frequently. i have to pull them aside, try to make them understand, that word has so much negative everything toward it, so much disrespect and i tell them the story about my 88-year-old grandfather and how he was never called his name by a white man until he was 16 years old. he left hallandale, mississippi. i try to explain it to them that way. i'm not going to say i never used the word, because i have. you know, like greg said when i'm in an environment with my friends, i have friends that use it. i make it my business to try to, you know, fellows, let's not use that word. we're all adults. we have kids.
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we don't want our kids using that word an we don't want anyone calling our kids that name or our friends. in our clubhouse, it's just not acceptable in that type of environment. >> historical context is such an important part of this. greg, you know i love you, man, greg anthony, i'm a big fan. you know we talked about this before. you talk about the fact that this is happening in a locker room. the fact is, a locker room is a workplace. these are professional athletes. they are paid to do this job. shouldn't the standard be held higher? >> well, you could have that conversation but, again, i go back to context and the environment. to me, it's the environment. there are circumstances -- listen, there's even a difference -- listen, i have a tremendous amount of respect for latroy. there's a difference in the locker room you're in. >> true. >> in baseball, the locker rooms aren't predominantly african-american. so -- >> that's true. >> that's my point about context. i would find it less acceptable
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in a baseball locker room where if there's 25 guys in there, 2 or 3 of them are african-american. okay? because, again, that's the culture and the environment that you're in, so it wouldn't be nearly as socially acceptable as if i were at a basketball locker room and 12 of the 15 were african-american. and also, a locker room -- >> great point. >> we have to keep the perspective, the locker room is a lot like your living room. and michaela, you would say things in your living room that you wouldn't say on air. >> absolutely. >> is that fair to say? >> i think greg is being too gentle about the locker room. it's not like a living room. it's like a rompus room. sports, baseball, is a more sophisticated sport than let's say, football, maybe doesn't have the same violent demands in terms of basketball, when we get out there, it's a fight
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happening here an we treat each other like we need to be ready for a violent game. didn't that the change the expectations, especially of the male dynamic? >> you know, i have a problem with the media using the word bullying. because my 12-year-old daughter said to me when it came out, that i thought bullying was only for elementary kids or junior high schools like myself. i looked at her and said you have a great point, baby. i don't look at it as bullying. you have hazing. when you're a rookie you'll go through hazing. i've done it for 20 years. i was hazed. never once was i -- my manhood, anything like that disrespected from the word. and i think when you start say taking it to that level, you change the game of hazing. you don't change it to bullying, but you change it into a personal attack. when you start personally attacking a man, he has to stand up for himself and defend himself because at the end of the day, you're a man first before you're the athlete.
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in our clubhouse, you're right. greg hit it on the nose. that's something i hadn't thought about, being less african-americans in professional bail. it would be less tolerable. i still am going to stand on the ground, you know, the word should not be thrown around, even in your home. we don't use it in my home, just because i don't want my daughter saying it. i don't want people to think that's how we raise our kids. >> i agree. >> and my grandfather, once again, my grandfather is 88 years old. i talked to him this morning, he reiterated to me, the way he grew up, that word just -- it makes him furious just thinking about it. >> latroy -- >> he explained to me he grew up on a plantation. >> i good he with you. i come at it as it's never acceptable to say in the locker room or out. charles barkley said something interesting that has, i think, a lot of people thinking. let's roll that sound bite. i want to get your reaction to it. >> matt barnes, there's no
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apology needed. i'm a black man. i used the "n" word. i'm going to continue to use the "n" word with my black friends, with my white friends. what i do with my black friends is not up to white america to dictate to me what's appropriate and inappropriate. >> what do you think? >> i understand exactly where charles is coming from. again, in the context that latroy just sat here and spoke to you all, i am in total agreement with him. listen, i have three kids. my kids have never heard the word said by me. it's never been said in our home. but it's contextual. having said that, i'm black, my family grew up in texas. they dealt with the same issues that latroy and his family dealt with. what i'm saying is conceptually if i have my boys over and we're
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in my man cave and they're predominantly african-american, we say things that aren't politically correct. that's the only point i'm trying to make here. we have to stop trying to put a blanket over the word in terms of the context it's used. if you listen to music, hip hop music, which i listen to, you hear that word said by people of all ethnicities. you know, you hear it. now, it has been demeaned in terms of the historical significance of the word and i understand and i appreciate that. but cultures also are changing. younger people don't view the same culture that their grandparents and great grandparents grew up in. they don't live in that same environment. so we just have to have some perspective. i don't think it should be used in certain scenarios. and in certain contexts. but to say we need to just completely get rid of it, again, i do and have and probably will continue to use the word. but i don't use it in an
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offensive manner and i don't use it in an environment where it would make others uncomfortable. >> right. greg anthony, latroy hawkins, thank you very much. i he can be offensive using a whole host of words. he doesn't have to use that. thank you for coming on "new day," fellow, an important conversation to have. >> it shows, a, there is no consens consensus, even in the black community there's differing opinions about the issue. >> and also there's a window into this locker room. we keep going back to it. it worried me when they started treating the locker room like the classroom. it is different especially in these violent sports. should it be, shouldn't it be, bigger conversation. >> good to have the conversation. i think it was fabulous conversation that doesn't happen normally in this offers the opportunity. >> nobody's yelling. >> good point. something even the python never thought would happen but the five surviving members of
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>> they taught us how to walk. >> just get on the subway like that the next time you take a train. >> the silly walk. monty python, could they be bringing their special brand of comedy back to the stage, they said f-a-r-t on cnn. >> don't toy with my emotions. >> i'm not going to play witheur emotions on a wednesday, on a hump day. itterry jones let the cat out of the bag on twitter. >> on twitter? >> no, with an interview with the bbc, said this is real, we're excited hope to make a lot of money because i got to pay my mortgage, nothing going on with the rent. eric idol was messing on monday
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he tweeted that there would be a "monty python" press conference. the news they're going to reveal big news, on tuesday he tweeted "we had a meeting this morning, press conference thursday." it's expected the five remaining members will get back together for a stage show announced tomorrow on thursday. >> touring? >> not sure. we have to wait until tomorrow until the big press conference at the theater in london. so yes, so we're waiting, we're thinking, we think it's going to happen and we've been laughing all morning. my eyes are watering just laughing at that. >> this is the thing it causes to you go back and the brain is not working. i, that clip we played at the top, the knights husseiny, can we show that, you need a refresher. >> nee, nee. >> who are you? >> we are the knights who say nee! >> nee! >> how but, chris? i know you batched a lot of this as well. >> it got me on two levels.
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when that rabbit wound up attacking them. what a cute little bunny. it not only made me afraid of rabbits but it was hilarious. >> run away, run away! >> i said this in starting events throughout my entire life. run away! run away! >> straight to youtube, i've been laughing crying all morning. >> this say marathon. >> now you know what to do on hump day. >> thank you, good thing to contemplate. >> always look on the bright side of your life. coming up, tweet us your favorite monty python clips kit. ted cruz feels vindicated by the trouble with exoka bobama care s a full repeal is in the cards. we'll ask him a lot of things on "new day," an exclusive coming
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we have an engine failure. >> an emergency medical plane crashes off the coast of florida. the frantic search for those on board as we hear the pilots' mayday calls. a prominent politician stabbed by his own son in the hospital this morning as we learn more about the son's bat well mental illness. hero of the year, cnn's annual celebration of those who make our world a better place, we have the winner live this morning, america's a much more
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beautiful place thanks to him. >> your "new day" continues right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> this is "new day"can chris cuomo, kk can be and michaela pereira. >> a frantic search and rescue mission under way off the coast of florida. two of the people aboard a medical flight that crashed into the ocean overnight are missing. two bodies have been recovered from the atlantic. cnn's john zarrella is following developments live in ft. lauderdale. what do we know now? >> reporter: chris the coast guard is telling us they're still searching. the search area is now 20 square miles, on board that lear jet were two pilots, a doctor and a nurse, about 8:15 last night, they had just brought a patient in, dropped that patient off, from mexico and were leaving ft. lauderdale international airport, when the pilot said he had a problem.
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>> you going back to ft. lauderdale? >> we have an engine failure. >> maintain 4,000 and turn left heading 330. >> it's not possible. we're gonna do a 180. mayday, mayday, mayday. >> reporter: the coast guard will continue to search throughout this afternoon and reevaluate this afternoon. they have recovered about 1,000 pounds of the plane's debris, the planes average about 10,000 pounds, and that no piece was larger than six foot by six foot. kate? >> that tells you something, and the search continues this morning. john, thank you so much. now let's turn to the white house where president obama will be honoring his president cessor bill clinton with the medal of freedom. the two will pay tribute to jfk, 50 years after his assassinat n assassination. this face-to-face likely to draw a lot of attention on the
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relationship between the two men, the fact that the relationship has been particularly complicated lately. cnn's jim acosta is live at the white house for thus morning. hey, jim. >> that's right, kate, the president will be honoring some american legends today and as you mentioned spending a lot of time with former president bill clinton one week after the former president appeared to criticize mr. obama on the health care rollout, and all of this comes as the president just can't seem to escape headache after headache over obama care. all eyes will be on the body language between president obama and bill clinton. he'll award mr. clinton the presidential medal of freedom before the two leaders make their way to arlington national cemetery to mark the 50th anniversary of the kennedy assassination. >> so i personally believe -- >> reporter: all of that face time just one week after clinton called on the president to keep his health care promise. >> if you like your doctor, you
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can keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. >> even if it takes changing the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people. >> reporter: the president remains in obama care damage mode at a "wall street journal" event packed with top ceos his signature achievement could use a makeover. >> we're going to have obviously remarket and rebrand, and that will be challenging in this political environment. >> reporter: but as cnn reported, his latest pr challenge actually started right at the white house. >> i recently received a letter from a woman named jessica sanford, in washington state. >> reporter: when he cited jessica sanford, single mom from washington state as an obama care success story. days after that presidential shoutout sanford learned her state's health exchange made a mistake calculating her obama care tax credit.
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>> i don't trust the system at all, and here in washington state. >> reporter: now she says she can't afford the plans available in her state. >> i wanted to be the poster child of how it did work out. that makes me really sad that it has to be the negatively instead of the positive. >> reporter: contacted by cnn, the ceo of washington state's health exchange released a statement saying "the program would like to sincerely apologize to jessica sanford and all those affected in washington state by this error." the state and the white house say there's nothing they can do. >> we're certainly sorry as we can be that jessica is one of the folks that has been affected by this. >> actually, i want to you pretend i'm not. >> reporter: there's one big news for jessica sanford's story, she told us yesterday evening her son is eligible for medicaid. while she will be uninsured her son will be getting some health insurance. she received phone calls from
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officialless at the white house and at the governor's office in washington state, they were offering to do any help that they could for her situation, but they did not offer any concrete solutions. guys? >> jim, thank you for the reporting. appreciate it. i want to bring in senator ted cruz. just a freshman senator, the texan has become a central figure in the efforts to end obama care. you may remember his 21-hour anti-obama care speech. he has built up a slew of critic, many in his own party, and devoted supporters as well. the senator says he's just doing his job. the republican senator joins us now exclusively from washington, d.c. senator, thank you for joining us on "new day" this morning. >> good morning, it's good to join you. >> of course, we're going to talk obama care. of course we're going to talk about what your brothers and sisters in d.c. will do to forward the budget and debt work that we need done here in america but first let's go abroad. the situation in iran, specifically the fate of pastor sayeed abedini.
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tell us why? >> he is an american, born in iran but he and his wife and two small children live in idaho and a little over a year ago, he was back in iran, building an orphanage and he was sentenced to eight years in prison for simply preaching his christian faith, and he was originally sentenced to the eben prison, which is a horrible priz prison. two weeks ago iran transferred him to their death row prison, where they put the very worst people. they did it on the 34th anniversary of the date that iran took americans hostage, it's what they called death to america day, and pastor abedini is suffering torture and imprisonment simply for preaching his faith. it's wrong, and a bipartisan group of senators have called on president obama to continue pressuring iran to release pastor abedini. president obama raised it once with iran's president but we believe the president needs to
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keep raising it. it's unacceptable for an american to be thrown in prison just for preaching his christian faith. >> the issue becomes where do you make it as a priority? of course it's terrible. robert levinson we believe is held by them, former military heal held by them. don't you also have to think about where you use it in leverage of such a delicate discussion? >> i think it is highly relevant to the spin we're hearing, that this new president in iran is a "so-called moderate" because he uses twitter and is trying to communicate with the media. when you transfer an american pastor to a hellhole of a prison on the anniversary of their death to america day, that is meant to be a thumb in the eye, just the same, iran's supreme leader this week said that israel should cease to exist, that its leaders are subhuman. these are not moderate positions. these are extreme positions and i think it's a mistake for our state department to negotiate
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with them without understanding that they remain radical, they remain convinced that israel is the little satan, the united states is the great satan and their attempt to acquire nuclear weapons capability is extraordinarily dangerous and we have to do everything we can to prevent it. >> another situation the afghan government an allegation that president obama had agreed to write a letter of apology as part of moving forward there, that has then been denied by susan rice, the national security adviser. she says that's not going to happen. your thoughts? >> well, i think we need -- our foreign policy needs to consistently defend u.s. interests, and i think it is a mistake for the administration to be too quick to apologize, and to the extent they are not doing so here, that's the right thing, but i think the pattern of giving repeated apologies has not been a good one for america. >> where do you see a pattern of
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apal g apolo apologies? >> we saw it beginning at the outset of the administration, when the president went on a tour across the world, apologizing to different nations for american foreign policy interests, and i think that was insufficiently recognizing the incredible blood and treasure and sacrifice that america has given for the freedom of countries throughout this world. >> all right, so now let's come back home, shall we? >> um-hum. >> obama care, the rollout is a fiasco. you say you believe you feel vindicated because to you this proves you were right about the law, correct? >> well, the people who i think are vindicated are the millions of americans all across this country who spoke up and who said this law isn't working. it is a disaster, and we've seen in recent weeks that what all those millions of americans were predicting, all of that and more is coming to pass. already over 5 million americans have lost their insurance
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because of obama care. you know, three and a half years ago, reasonable minds perhaps could have differed on whether obama care would work. today, that's not possible. in my view, coming together to stop obama care is the essence of pragmatism, because it is self-evident this isn't working. nobody's defending it, and the reasonable common sense thing to do is simply to start over and to say this is killing jobs, and over 5 million people are losing their health insurance, premiums skyrocketing across the country. this isn't working, let's start over. >> how can we say it's not working when it isn't implemented yet. how can you say premiums are skyrocketing when they haven't put the plans into effect yet. >> i appreciate the adjective you tossed my way, you know, john adams famously said facts are stubborn things. here are some facts, about 100,000 people have signed up and gotten new insurance under
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obama care. about 5 million people have lost their insurance because of obama care. those are facts, and those are real people that can't be spun away. you know, when i go back to texas, i travel the state and i see people all the time who come up to me, men and women across texas and they grab me by the shoulder and they're afraid. they said, "ted i just lost my health insurance. i got a child with diabetes, i'm scared, please stop this from happening." >> what do you stye them senator, when they say "please help me" what is the ific that you offer them? i looked at the list of bills that you've sponsored. there's not one that offers a solution to the current problems with health care except to get rid of the existing law. is that enough? >> well that's the only solution that will work. all of these band-aid fixes the president is pushing, the congressional democrats are pushing won't fix the problem. every one of the bills have great titles like if you like your plan you can really, really, really keep them but if they were passed into law it
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wouldn't fix the problem for the 5 million people who have lost their health insurance they wouldn't get it back. >> you don't think you have a responsibility as a u.s. senator to do better than that in terms of offering a solution for what to do next? >> well, i -- i appreciate your trying to lecture me in the morning, thank you for that. >> i'm worried, senator, the same as you, families need health insurance. >> if you're worried did you speak out for the 5 million people who lost your insurance? >> we've been covering it doggedly and i'm sure you watch the show. the mr. emis i don't have the power to fix it, do you. you sponsor law. it's not a lecture, it's a concern. i'm asking what are you going to do about it? >> well, and i share that concern and have every day been working to highlight the millions of people who have lost their job because of obama care, the millions of people who have been forced into part-time work, there are single moms, there are young people, hispanics, african
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americans, people struggling who are now on part-time work. you can't feed your kids with 29 hours a week. there's over 5 million people who have lost their health insurance and the way to fix that is to stop this broken law. it was broken at the outset, and all of the bills that have been proposed by the democrats, they're designed to be political band-aids. their effort is to cover their political rear ends, not to fix the problem, and the common sense reasonable thing to say is this thing isn't working. now, in addition to that, you want a positive, affirmative solution? the single best thing we can do is expand competition, let people purchase health insurance across state lines. if you want to expand access, what you want to do is increase choices and drive down cost. what obama care does is decreases choices and drives up cost. it doesn't make sense, and it isn't working. >> and how does that -- >> i'd like to see something that empowers consumers, not washington bureaucrats. >> i think those are strong ideas that need to be developed as plans. we haven't really heard them in
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a great way, that's what people are waiting for, what are the better ideas but you do also have to think, how do you deal with the problems of the system as it existed before, preexisting conditions, caps on service, slow walking of claims, that the insurers had too much power. that was a big part of what this law was about, not to mention the 20 plus million uninsured people. you can't forget about all that, senator, can you? >> i am not remotely forgetting about that, but the tradeoff in this plan was in order to cover roughly 15 million to 20 million people who don't have insurance, which is about a third of the population that doesn't have insurance, what obama care does is jeopardizes the health care of 200 million americans who do have health insurance and it's a tradeoff that obama care made that the 5 million who have lost their health insurance is just the first shoe to drop. the next shoe to drop is going to come and it's coming now that more and more people are going to discover they can't keep their doctors.
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texas oncology, one of the largest oncology providers in texas just announced it's not going to participate in obama care. i have friends who are cancer survivors who have discovered they can't keep going to their doctors. the next shoe to drop is small businesses and small plans are going to begin canceling plans in large numbers, and after that, you're going to see premiums this spring go up dramatically because so few people are signing up and the final shoe to drop is there are roughly 140 million americans in large plans by employer-provided health care and up to 100 million of them may lose their health care because of obama care. i think that's unacceptable. >> and that's why we need solutions and what i want to ask you here before i let you go to get back to the work in washington, senator is, going forward, are you willing to work together with other members of congress to find solutions instead of shutting down the government, to help find laws that fix debt, that deal with
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fiscal crises we have coming, will you do more than just fight and oppose? >> let's be very clear from day one i've been willing to work with anyone, republicans or democrats. i don't think we should have shut down the government. the reason there was a government shutdown is president obama and the democrats refused to negotiate, refused to compromise, refused to do anything about the millions of people being hurt from obama care and let me give you an example of working together that is before the senate just today. i am a cosponsor with new york's democratic senator keir spin gillibrand of an amendment to change how sexual assault is prosecuted in the military. sexual assault has been a terrible crisis in the military. our military commanders have worked hard to fix it and yet it has persisted. senator gillibrand has proposed changing the way sexual assault cases are prosecuted so there's a decision to prosecute would be made by an impartial military prosecutors. i'm a cosponsor with her and we're working hard to build a bipartisan coalition so that we
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can make sure the men and women of our military are protected and safe and not victims of violence at home. their job, their responsibility in what they step forward to do is protect our nation. >> that is great and as you know the members of that constituency wish it hadn't taken this long but it's great to see the bipartisan ship. is this your green eggs and ham you tried it and turns out that you like it, you like working with members from the other side and you can get to work on finding solutions instead of just opposing obama care and helping with debt relief? >> see, you're starting with the premise that i've just opposed obama care. i am happy to work with everyone. my top priority in office is restoring economic growth bringing back jobs and the reason is simple. that's the top priority of 26 million texans and i'm happy to work with anyone to do that, throughout the obama care fight, throughout the shutdown, i was reaching out to democrats saying let's work together to provide meaningful relief for the millions of people who are being hurt because of obama care, and
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what president obama and the democrats said is we will not negotiate, we will not compromise. in fact president obama invited all of the senate republicans in the middle of the shutdown. he said i called you over here to tell i'm not going to negotiate, i'm not going to compromise on anything. that's not reasonable. that's not how you get anything done. i think it t is unfortunate and wish they would stop being partisan. >> we know the shutdown didn't work t punished families unfairly. hopefully we don't see a repeat of it. i appreciate you coming on the show this morning, senator. >> thanks, chris. coming up next, a terrible tragedy unfolding in virginia, a politician stabbed in the head and neck, his attacker they believe his son, who then killed himself. what happened and could it have been prevented? we'll be right back. this is the quicksilver cash back card from capital one. it's not the "fumbling around with rotating categories" card.
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welcome back to "new day" on this against. we'll give you a look at your top stories. the state of missouri has executed white supremacist serial killer joseph paul franklin. this execution comes after the u.s. supreme court this morning denied a stay of execution. franklin target eed blacks and jews and blamed for killing 22 people between 1977 and 1980 in an attempt to start a race bar. franklin shot vernon jordan and
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"hustler" magazine publisher larry flint, paralyzing him. florida congressman trey radel is profoundly sorry for getting busted for coindication possession. in a written statement the 37-year-old radel blamed his struggle with alcoholism on his "extremely irresponsible choice." george zimmerman now out of jail, posting $9,000 bail in connection with a domestic dispute in which his girlfriend alleges he pointed a shotgun at her head. judge barred him from having a gun or leaving the state. he was also ordered to stay away from samantha shieby. she claims zimmerman recently tried to choke her. early estimates put the damage from sunday's midwestern tornadoes at $1 billion. the moweather system included t of the most powerful november twisters that far north for more than a century.
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the powerful storms devastated towns in minutes, the death toll stands at eight. you're about to see golfing legend chichi rogers. watch what happens when he tries to hit -- yeah, right in the gurn as chris, and that's a technical term, boomera eboomerk at him. he shook it off. >> needed to draw the sword. he used to draw his putter as a sword and pretended he needed to draw sooner there. >> no, didn't do it. those are your headlines. let's talk weather. >> ooh, got me in the chichis. indra what's going on out there? please tell us we have milder weather on the way. >> it's milder but the weekend will be colder. enjoy the next three days, temperatures maybe five to ten
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degrees below normal but warming up each day through friday. through the northeast extending down to the south. what's going on in the pacific northwest will make its way east by the end of the weekend and we're all going to be feeling a good change out there. what is going on out west? about a foot of snow into the sierras. wyoming and colorado large amounts of snow. huge chunk moisture. it's combining with koefts ae i and that's why we talk about cool air and rain across the country. here comes the cold air that will produce by today and especially through tomorrow some heavy rain into the midwest. this guy will come our way by the weekend bringing with it temperatures a good 20 degrees below normal. so a tough weekend, enjoy today. >> thank you, indra. coming up on "new day," a mix of optimism and tough talk coming out of nuclear talks with iran.
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welcome back to "new day." talks resume today over iran's nuclear program. the united states and five other world powers will continue to work on a preliminary deal to limit the country's nuclear ambitions after president obama asked senators to delay toughening sanctions on iran while diplomatic efforts continue. joining us now is deputy national security adviser ben
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rhodes. how close are you to a deal? >> well in the last round in rr differences significantly. there's a deal the iranians should take and it would be a good deal for us because it would stop the progress of the iranian nuclear program in a decade and roll back as we try to negotiate the comprehensive resolution. >> still makes you wonder how close you really are. i think there's a big gap between unified and we're there. the last round of talks broke up with no deal. what's changed since then? has anything? >> well, there were basically three days of exhaustive talks last time and many different issues where we had some gaps. the p5 plus one came together with them and we're unified behind an agreement before the iranians. i think it's always tough however to get these deals to closure but what we believe is heading into this round of talks the onus is on iran.
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people know what the text is, know what we're negotiating and it's up to the iranians whether or not they can get to yes in this round of talks. >> how confident are you iran will come to the table and be able to get to yes honestly? >> i have to say in the five years we've been in office this is the most serious we've seen the iranians about these negotiations and we think the reason why is the sanctions we've put in place have had a tripling effect on their economy. the reason we believe they may reach this agreement is because they need to do something to get some limited relief because of the enormous pressure they're under from sanctions. >> you have the israeli prime minister calling it a bad deal, an exceedingly bad deal, then you have the iranian foreign minister just yesterday accusing israel of trying to torpedo an agreement. it does make you wonder how that is close to a deal. >> well, we always anticipate heading into these negotiations that it's completely understandable that the prime minister of israel wants to make sure that we get the absolute
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best terms possible. we do have a tactical difference in terms of negotiating this first step agreement as we then negotiate a comprehensive resolution. we said to the israelis it's better to negotiate a first step agreement that stops their program in place, and rolls it back as we then negotiate the final deal than to let iranians make progress with the program through the course of the negotiations. it's no surprise they have a w.h.o. host of differences and the united states is going to stand shoulder to shoulder with our israeli ally when it comes to standing up to threats and rhetoric out of tehran. >> the u.s. and israel share the same end goal when it comes to nuclear iran. will you move forward without the support of israel in these is implaye if there is a preliminary deal? >> the end goal to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapon we share that goal about israel. we've been in lock step on that. we have a difference here,
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though. the israelis in the past have made a good point, we don't want to allow talks to be a cover for iran to make progress with its nuclear program. that's what we're trying to address here, kate, so we have a first step, an interim deal that says we're going to halt tare program in place, roll it back and try to get to the comprehensive resolution. we're not going to get there from a standing start. it will take up to six months to negotiate that comprehensive deal with the iranians. we said to the israelis we have this tactical difference with you on pursuing the first step but we share the end goal which is to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >> you not only have problems abroad but here at home. you and lawmakers at the white house yesterday talking to the president and bob corker seems unconvinced the path forward was the right path. they think these crippling sanctions you can't roll them back. if you roll them back that's going to be the new norm. iran will not do anything in exchange. how do you convince an understandably skeptical american public? >> i say three things, kate.
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first of all we're not contemplating rolling back the sanctions. . is a limited amount of relief and the sanctions would stay in place so iran would lose more money over the course of the six months than they would get in relief. second we are asking a lot from the iranians, asking them to address all aspects of their program in this first step, there are stockpiles of enriched uranium, the level to which they enrich their centrifuges and plutonium reactor and more intrusive inspections. if they agree to halt progress and roll it back in some that's a good deal for the united states and the third thing i'd say, kate, is you're either going to solve this problem through diplomacy, which is what we're trying to do. sanctions are supposed to support that diplomacy, not an end in themselves. and ultimately the other alternates are far worse than a peaceful resolution to this issue. i think we have a responsibility to try to resolve this peacefully with sanctions backing up diplomatic track. >> i got to ask you about this, talks with the security agreement in afghanistan.
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there's really a discrepancy for looking at in the past 24 hours over whether the u.s. had offered a letter of apology for past mistakes to afghan leaders. susan rice told wolf blitzer yesterday that that is not the case. other officials saying that this is a letter of assurances. this is a big deal if the u.s. is apologizing to afghanistan. can you clear this up? >> you're exactly right. what is being discussed is not an apology from the afghans or from us. what's happening is the afghans are moving into their process of reviewing this psa text and around that lawyer jirga we're considering whether there are additional reassurances we can provide them as it relates to the bilateral security agreement on the table that we think could be a good deal for the united states and afghanistan because it allows us to provide support in counterterrorism and training their security forces. with respect to an apology that's not in the offing or not what's been suggested. we have throughout indicated
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regret when there are instances of civilian casualties but i think the afghan people understand the great sacrifices americans have made on behalf of their security. >> are you conveying that to the afghan government because that first report came from the spokesman of afghanistan. >> we are and i think again that first report had to do with what types of assurances can come from the united states as they head into this lawyer jirga and will are statements we could make to help move the process along. they're trying to bring their public behind a strong agreement we believe is in the interests of both countries. you get to the end of the negotiations there are discussions back and forth about what type of statements can be made that are helpful to get this done. that's the type of process that we're talking about with the afghans. it wouldn't involve an apology. i think it would involve ashushss around the agreement that's on the table. >> you and many folks at the white house have a busy day ahead. ben rhodes, president's deputy national security adviser, thanks for coming in. >> thanks, kate. >> chris over to you.
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before gayle devers became a world class speedster and u.s. gold medalist, she faced a life-threatening hurdle. dr. sanjay gupta has her story in today's "human factor." >> reporter: for 15 years gail devers was one of the fastest women in the world, known as well for her long fingernails as her olympic championships. she qualified for her first olympics in 1988. when it came time to compete her body failed her. >> i ran slower than when i stepped on the track. >> reporter: her hair started falling out, once long nails broke and she started losing a lot of weight. >> at my worst i was under 85 pounds. >> reporter: her symptoms conditioned for nearly three years without a diagnosis. her specialist confirmed graves disease, an auto immune disease of the thyroid gland. devers got radiation treatment but as a side effect she
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developed painful blood blisters on her feet, so bad doctors nearly amputated her feet. >> i remember there sitting there oh my gosh, oh my gosh. >> reporter: eventually doctors found a way to treat them and a year and a half later, devers was back in her running shoes competing in the 1992 olympics. today she's married with two children and helping other kids achieve their goals. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. >> wow. amazing how close her career just came, her life came to being so much different. great story. thanks to sanjay gupta for that. we'll take a break on "new day" and when we come back, a prominent virginia lawmaker stabbed nearly to death by his son. why wasn't more done to get him help? we'll tell you why, when we come back. when our little girl was born,
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welcome back to "new day." we have a shocking story out of virginia to tell you about this morning. well-known state senator was stabbed in the head and chest. authorities this morning say creigh deeds' son attacked him in their home. his son gus was found later fatally shot. chris lawrence is following developments. good morning, what do we snow. >> reporter: basically this morning, right now hospital officials are saying that creigh deeds is out of surgery and in fair condition after being repeatedly stabbed in the face and chest. we're also learning from family friends that creigh deeds brought his adult son back into his home to live there specifically to try to help his son get his life back together.
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police found a chilling scene inside the home of a prominent virginia state senator early tuesday morning. an attempted murder/suicide involving father and son. >> deeds was stabbed multiple times about the head and upper torso. >> we still have fight. we still have spirit -- >> reporter: police say popular democratic senator creigh deeds was stabbed by his 24-year-old son, gus. deeds managed to travel 75 yards down his driveway on foot to the highway, where he ran into his cousin, who lives nearby. the senator was later air lifted to a charlottesville hospital, where police say he was able to speak with them. by the time police arrived in the senator's home his son, gus, was still alive but suffering from what police describe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. he died at the scene. this nightmare, a jarring tragedy, especially in the wake of the senator's recent campaigns, where his son was often seen by his side.
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virginia senator chet peterson, a long time friend, remembers campaigning alongside the father/son duo. >> they traveled together, creigh tried to make time for them to travel together. as a father he had a lot of concerns about his son, just issues involving dropping out of school and things of that nature. >> reporter: gus was a music major at the college of william mary. in the last month he left the school. the "richmond times dispatch" report gus deeds was sent to an mental health hospital. the paper cites a source saying he was released the day before the altercation because a bed was not available. creigh deeds is well-known in virginia politics. in his unsuccessful bid to be governor in 2009 he garnered a presidential endorsement. >> i know he is the right person for virginia, and you know it, too.
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>> reporter: if someone like gus deeds is brought in for an emergency mental health evaluation, he could only be held for up to six hours. judge can issue a longer stay of up to three days, but there has to be an available bed and here we are, six years after the massacre at virginia tech, and the supply of those available psychiatric beds here in virginia is incredibly tight. chris? kate? >> all right chris, thank you so much for that update, from the truly tragic to what we all need more of, something very uplifting. next up on "new day," everyday people doing extraordinary things. we'll meet cnn's 2013 hero of the year. >> there he is. [ female announcer ] we give you relief from your cold symptoms. you give them the giggles. tylenol cold® helps relieve your worst cold and flu symptoms. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol cold®.
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we know we're not the center of your life, but we'll do our best to help you connect to what is. ladies and gentlemen, the 2013 cnn hero of the year -- is chad pegraki. >> our next guest named cnn's hero of the year last night, chad has been pulling trash out of waterways, since 1998, 70,000 volunteers have joined him in his effort collecting more than 7 million pounds of garbage. chad is here this morning, i don't think he got a lick of sleep. first of all, congratulations.
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how are you feeling? >> great. i mean, yeah. >> a nice piece of hardware. >> huge honor. >> he hadn't seen the replay as it was being announced. >> no, i haven't seen it but i felt like a deer in the headlights. you know, just, whoa. i didn't expect the win and certainly everybody has such great causes that was there and fantastic event. >> i know that you would be the first one to say look, i'm just a guy that got some people together but the effort grew and grew and grew. 70,000 volunteers have joined you to clear these waterways. >> yes. it has been -- i'm just part of a cleanwater movement, you know, and 70,000 volunteers have come out and i've been able to work side by side with them. we've made a big difference and i just love what i do and we have a lot of fun at it. just getting large groups together is the best and going out there and seeing the difference and it's really, i just love what i do.
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>> this award comes with cool cash. >> ice cold cash, super cool. >> what does that mean for you and your organization? >> it's huge. >> and it's what, $250,000? >> yes, but i'm giving $10,000 to the other nine heroes, because i mean, after hearing the stories and seeing them. >> i just got goose bubumps heag that. >> what we're going to do off the bat is we plant a lot of trees, part of our million trees program, we've given our plan of 625,000 trees in five years so moving the nursery to a better nursery and creating a new one so that will help us do that. >> just to make it clear. lot of people do good things in the world and no one knows that better than you because you also get to know each other all the time. >> you're all in that room. >> you live it in a way that is unusual. how much of a year you spend on a barge, tell people how much of your life is doing this work?
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>> yes, so there's eight of us to nine of us that live on a barge and we travel, like last year i think we did over 160 events in nine states, so we traveled like all the time. it's kind of like being in a band, but the tour bus, a tour bus goes 70 miles an hour and a barge goes like 3. >> this is your life. >> it has been for 16 years and you know, it's really good, like i feel like we're doing something good for the country, doing something good for the environment, the river, and all the communities work in, it's a positive thing, it's cool. >> chad pregracke, you are our hero for 2013. folks at home he saw a need and filled it, slowly, with a small group of people. we can do it in our own lives. >> you see a problem, you can do something about it. >> you really can. >> you don't have to need anything just do it, take action. >> unexpected. >> you think cnn heroes see all
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♪ crazy all right time for the good stuff, everybody. 14-year-old cheerleader savannah day, she needs to have brain surgery, she has a condition causing her brain to grow into her spinal column. she's going to be okay, but it's a significant situation. what's worse she has to have the surgery over christmas. so did savannah get depressed, feel sorry for herself? it would be normal but no. she used her surgery assen excuse to start a christmas toy drive for the other kids in the hospital, many of whom are worse off than she. the effort went viral, so far collected -- wait for it -- 1,500 toys. take a listen. >> crazy. it's like a toy factory. i just think about the toy drive and all that helps me get through it. i think it's going to be very rewarding. i think savannah is going into into surgery on a high note. she smiles every day. there's been very few tears shed at our house.
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>> what a rock star. >> boy, oh, boy. that is the good stuff, because it is a perfect example of what doing for others does for you. >> that is such good. >> we see that with savannah and cnn heroes. it's all good. >> good luck with the surgery, we hope everything turns out well. look forward to hearing that news. lot more news this morning, thanks for joining us. let's get you over to john and christine for "the newsroom." good morning. >> thanks so much, guys. >> "newsroom" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good wednesday morning to you. i'm christine romans. >> and i'm john berman. carol costello is off today. authorities this morning desperately searching for two people missing after their medical plane crashed off the coast of ft. lauderdale, florida. >> the bodies of two other people on board have already been recovered and now the coast guard is frantically searching 20 square miles of ocean in hopes ofdi

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