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well, good morning. tuesday's off like that. i'm robin meade, and it's great to have you often. you know what? let me say that with feeling this time. morning, sunshine. it's great to see year you. here's what's going on. northwest, looking northwest toward highway 9, large elephant trunk tornado. >> yeah. that is a scary sight. twisters like that one hit parts of the midwest and what happened next is terrifying. a survivor of an oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico is telling his story now and he believed he had no way to get out of there alive.
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plus, running one marathon, that's a lot. but some people want to run 21 marathons in 21 days. can you imagine? first, though, the midwest could be in for another round of heavy storms today. >> here comes one right there. look at them. they're allover. >> deadly tornadoes hammered oklahoma and kansas yesterday. they toppled cars, power poles. ten are in critical or serious condition. rescuers are searching 30 square miles now looking for any victims. >> tomorrow our response will look a little different. we'll be actually moving into communities with our emergency response vehicles. our volunteers will be going through each community making sure that the first responders along with the residents have enough to eat and have stuff to drink so that they can continue their long response and their recovery efforts in the
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community. well, oklahoma, hail the size of tennis balls smashed homes. we were sent in this video. a truck stop off of i 40. people huddled in school coolers in restrooms praying as the storm pulled the roofs off and hiding in restrooms. the storms also blew through kansas. one man in arkansas said trees were snapg and furniture was blowing across his yard. another couple said they were so grateful to be alive. >> everybody's okay, nobody got hurt, no accidents. >> the only complaint. we didn't have insurance. that's the only complaint. >> no complaints. >> we are alive and we're fine. >> in a few minutes bob's going to show you where the worst weather is expected today. more on the way. you know, a change in winds could push oil from the gulf of
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mexico to the louisiana coast but the state's governor says they're trying to keep it away from the land. 11 people aboard the rig are presumed dead. one survivor said the blast woke him up. >> when i saw the derrick on fire, i knew that there was no way we were putting that fire out. i knew we were more than likely going to abandon the rig. i'm still kind of in shock. i just didn't expect to see that. it just hit me in my stomach. i just kept thinking, there's no way we're going to get off of here. we're all dead. >> what a horrible thought. we have brand-new video underwater of that leak. first, though, casey anthony's lawyers are going to find out today if she's going to face the death penalty if convicted of killing her daughter. the judge ruled that the jurors will be from somewhere other than orlando and he'll sequester them and put them under a gag
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oefrmtd anthony has pleaded not guilty. if you were afraid to look at your retirement plan last week when they tanked, maybe it's good to look now. >> after what was terrifying last week with an almost 1 th n 1,000-point in the dow, it starts out 10,785, not quite back to 11,000 yet, but a huge step back up, and a lot of this relief came because we found out that europe is going to have a trillion dollar bailout plan, and it's kind of like, look, nobody like as bailout, but for them to hold their nose and do it, the hope is you've heard all about the problems in greece, you've seen some of the riots going on with the economic problems, the fear was that was going to turn into a domino effect. and if it hit all of europe, that would hit us too. so a bailout for them is good
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for us. back to you. >> the markets loved it yesterday. hey, thank you very much. >> the families of the three american hikers being held in iran will get a chance to visit them. iran's media quotes the foreign minister as saying iran made the decision on humanitarian grounds. one hiker's mom says the families have not gotten official word about that, but they are ready to go. the families say the hikers crossed iran's border by mistake last year. there are merit badges and then there is. this this girl got a bronze cross life-saving award. she was at a pool party last summer when a 3-year-old boy who could not swim jumped in the water. she said his face started turning red. >> so i rent back into the water and bounced off the floor and pushed him up. i hadn't had any training yet. it was just something that -- you know, that i had to do. >> thanks to baughn, adults got
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the toddler out safely. take a look at this amazing footage of an elephant trunk funnel. while they're looking for victims, more severe weather could be in store for the area today. what is an elephant trunk forecast? >> it looks just like that, right? >> i mean funnel. >> it looks like that video. if you want to see more, it's on our facebook page. it's amazing. it's a helicopter shot, so you're up in the air looking down at it. amazing stuff. let me show you what's going on right now because we have another shot at severe weather, but think it's going to be later this afternoon. last night's activity, a big ball of rain through the great lakes, chicago, indianapolis, getting into ohio too. look at all the heavy rain. all the yellows and greens, heavy action around lower parts of michigan, indiana, stretching into ohio. later today, though, a similar setup from yesterday, but the good news the jet streams not aligned like they were yesterday. no fazing. still, there is a slight chance
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of severe weather in red. mainly looking at a tornado threat around lower parts of missouri and back into kansas. that's what you're looking at for this afternoon. again, it's later this afternoon. look at the heavy rain coming around areas like indianapolis. that's sparking off thundershowers. you're getting rain out of aurora, stretching into the city. we're going to get air traffic delays in the great lakes and the northeast. we'll talk about that, robin, coming up in about a half hour. you know what? yesterday's winner of up to speed with robin meade contest is -- is -- do we have a drum roll? kel kelly of west virginia. kelly get thes an autographed photo and a morning express robin meade bath robe but hers is going to have a national nascar logo as well. the grand price is a trip to the nascar race in sonoma,
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california. how do you get that? listen for the word of the day, that's going to be in about 30 minutes and you type it in at cnn.com/robin. easy as that. parents we have a warning about kids' jewelry that may be toxic. jen is looking out for you on that one. tiger woods took a new hit. it is from his swing coach. [ male announcer ] missing something? like 2 pairs of glasses for $99.99 at sears optical, with bifocal lenses for just $25 more per pair. hurry in to sears optical today and don't miss a thing. too these cheap props aren't but la quinta is! nta inns and suites? yeahbuddy ts take a gander captain thre changing! they have thousands of new rooms! and lots of neato new lobbies! they're even better than before book rooms at lq.com hey, who's capinere? (laughing) wake up on t bright side at la quinta inns and suites la quinta!
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okay. in our salute to the troops now, to her boyfriend. now, he already served a year in afghanistan, and he's currently serving in iraq. >> hi, robin. my name is becky busch and this is a lute goes out to my amazing boyfriend. his constant love, support, concern, and humor are the things that have gotten me and the kids through this deployment which has been hard on all of us. we are so proud of him and want to thank him for teaching us what true patriotism means.
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never again will i take my freedom for granted. we can't wait till he comes home safe to us soon. we love and miss him so much. >> becky, thank you. if you have somebody in the service, why don't you salute them. go to cnn.com/robin. we have brand-new video of the huge oil spill in the gulf of mexico. it is our first look from under water now. correspondent richard lui is joining us. i'm wondering why it's taking three weeks to get the underwater look. >> this video that we're getting coming from the source bp. they basically have control of the video from the robots that they're using. it's just a glimpse of the oil spilling out of the well. you can see it in the center of the screen what might be that. you see the dark cloud shooting into the water in the background and here's what it looks like when it reaches land. louisiana officials just releasing photos of oil on the
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chandelier islands, the forecast for today, this is what we've got for you from noaa released yesterday. it's moving past barrier islands, going farther left on the screen, farther west, and you can see the potentially affected areas there in red. very different than wait looked like a week ago. >> so now it's louisiana that could be really messed up here. we're also going to hear for the first time today from the executive whose were in charge of all the companies responsible for operating the rig. now, the senate hearings start in call of hours actually. >> right. >> what are we expecting them to say? >> we can look at what they've said so far, robin. a lot of finger-pointing. it's a classic gase of the blame game. bp will say the blowout preventer did not shut off the oil flow like they were supposed to. that's trans-ocean.
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then the second one is trans-ocean will put it back on the bp saying it relied on the oil rig operators and also place some of the blame on haliburtoh. haliburton will say it did the work to bp's specifications. that's some of the preview to look forward to. >> you know what's maddening? there's all this blaming and finger-pointing, and yet the oil is still gushing out. >> and there's the people that are still affected. we'll talk more about that in 30 minutes. >> richard, thank you. you know, your daughter's costume jewelry could be made of a toxic metal, so there is a recall this morning of thousands of bracelets from a pretty popular retailer, and jennifer westhoven has more about this, a recall from claire's. >> this is like a follow-on story, robin, from a story we talked about a few months ago. the big story then was a medial outlet, the associated press,
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had gone out, taken all of this ki kids' metal jewelry and tested it and found out that many of them had a toxic poisonous metal in them, cadmium. there was already a recall from walmart, for example. claire's, they took them off the shelves. they stopped selling them. they did the tests. now they're announcing a formal recall. you see them there. robin, i tell you there, it makes me think, you've got to ask the question, maybe if your kid has any metal costume jewelry, you know, do you want to wait for these formal recalls? it may be a goody idea to take them away, set them aside. it was called best friends. we've got all the information on our website, cnn.com/robin. the wait was is there was no law against cadmium. because it's so poisonous, nobody ever thought you had to make a law like that. >> it's so toxic, who would ever think to put it in there. >> i'll tell you something else.
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we're talking about kids' jewelry and that's what we test and that's what there are laws for. what about your adult metal jewelry? they don't test that. it's just as likely it is in there too. >> you know the scary thought about the metal, too, and then economical economically, it's not like you're going to buy your kid real jewelry, they're going to lose it anyway. so what other choice do you have other than to take it all away. >> you know how little kids put it in their mouths, it's especially zwrienc especially. >> two stores got attacked with fire bombs just as a local government considers new regulations. >> and these new soldiers are running and running and running for a good cause. you're going to hear the important message that they're trying to get out. communities. industry. energy. her. this. lives. how ? by bringing together... information. ... people ...
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first, tiger woods lost the sponsors and now someone else in his professional circle is leaving him. here's rafer with more on that story. good morning. >> good morning, robin. you know what, this man's life has turned into a car wreck. he's going to have to do it without one of his top advisers, his swing coach, hank haney, the guy who not only helped him rebuild his swing but won six major championships. heene said he's not going to be work with tiger anymore.
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the reason he gave is it's time to move on. this comes after tiger dropped out of the recent tournament because of a neck injury. he said the car accident that occurred back in november, the infamous one, had nothing to do with his neck problems. >> i came back quickly in order to try to play the masters and, you know, the body wasn't quite ready for that. >> he says he does not know when he'll play again. >> the custody battle between dwyane wade and his ex-wife schiavone gets even nastier. after she didn't show up to a hearing, a judge ordered her arrest. schiavone's lawyer said she apparently didn't think she had to come because her lawyer had been in a car accident. the judge said that's no excuse. yes, exactly. hel hello. and today's championships are two soldiers r s running 21 marathons in 21 days. they want to remind vets to take
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care of their physical and mental health when they return from war they're running a half marathon every day. together they're running 550 miles under all kinds of weather and they also want to run together to remind soldiers how important it is to share concerns with others. robin, bob has run half marathons. think he did it once and couldn't walk for months. >> not true. >> i wonder if that's them training or actually running. >> they're running. >> wow, they're pretty impressive, aren't they? >> yes, definitely. >> thank you. you hate to think that our veterans coming home think that they may not have anyone to turn to to talk about their ptsd or the problems they have. hopefully those two can change their minds. hi, bob. >> that's amazing. running one marathon. 21 days. 21 of them. let me show you what's going on. heavy rain around the great lakes. not slowing you down yet, but
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probably will. we're talking about chicago. here's lake michigan, o'hare, milwaukee, toward green bay. you're going to get rain showers for most of the day. hour delay for chicago. hasn't started yet. also more showers working their way in toward philadelphia and also toward the d.c. metro area later today. cleveland, showers, also detroit, cincinnati, and minneapolis. more details, robin, in about a half hour. >> thank you. students got suspended for getting into fights and cheating on tests in school. one said their classmate got suspended because of a comb, a hair comb. playboy's launched a website that they say is safe for work. okay. ' nd ro o
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rescuers are searching across oklahoma and kansas this morning looking for victims after yesterday's storms. do you see this tape? tornadoes hammered both states, toppling cars, snapping power poles, and ripping houses apart. five people were killed, 10 people are in critical condition and the midwest could be in for another round today. i-35 was closed after winds overturned semis and blocked all of tlaens. homes were damaged and there were widespread power outages. 65,000 homes and businesses are still without power. a senior administration official says that the times
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square bomb suspect went to pakistan looking for help to carry out an attack. white house advisers say that faisal shahzad was planning to stage some kind of attack when he met with pakistan taliban members. they say they now have evidence of the taliban's involvement. the company says a glitch allowed users to add anyone they wanted as a follower of their tweets even celebrities. for about an hour, most accounts showed zero followers while the problem was fixed. that will fix you. suddenly you have no followers. those are some of the headlines we're following this morning. how are you doing? it's very early. i'm always impressed you're up sko early. i'm robin meade. all along the gulf coast, crews are trying to trap more than 4 million gallons of oil from the oil leak, and the oil keeps leaking out. more than 2 million gallons are gushing out a day.
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bp is scrambling to come up with other ways. cleaning up the oil is going to take massive amounts of man pour and correspondent richard lui joins us now. those, sadly as you look at it, could be new jobs. >> yes. there's an opportunity to take something that's bad and turn it into a little good, robin. people that lost their jobs in the recession, what they're hoping to do is this oil spill may help them turn things around, and the line was out the door yesterday in biloxi, mississippi. >> some kind of job with environmental clean-up, hopefully it will lead to something permanent because i've lived here for 40 years. there are armies that work for the environmental contractors, specific to mississippi, though, officials there are saying nearly 2, 300 people have asked about these jobs. the priority will go to gulf coast residents and they have to
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get 40 hours of hazmat training before they can start. of course, robin, it will have to wait until -- they're saying this in their outreaches -- until the oil actually hits ground. so that's when they'll actually be deployed. so there will be a wait before that happens. >> you can see a lot of people apparently want to help. thank you so much. britain's prime minister gordon brown will be stepping down. he'll be out at the end of september. his party came in second in last week's election, but neither the lab bore or the conservative parties won a majority in parliament, so they're talking with another smaller party about their options. a former sunday school teacher has admitted killing an 8-year-old girl in california. melissa huckabee pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a deal with prosecutors. she could get life in prison without parole when sentenced. investigators would not say how
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or why she killed little sandra cantu. cantu was friends with huckabee's daut jeer there's an unwanted guest in the miami neighborhood. there's an alligator that the neighborhood says won't leave. here's an alligator stuck in a storm drain days ago but now authorities can't find it. >> i came out again to check on the status of it, and it was gone. so we thought that it was stuck in the pipe. evidently it must have gotten out. maybe we scared it when we took a look at it. >> residents say since kids and pets are in the area, they obviously want the ail gator to be taken away, but where is it? take a look at this. this is more incredible footage of a twister. the video is from severe studios. while rescuers are combing through the damaged areas looking for more victims, more severe weather could be in store for the same area. bob, that system hasn't moved at all? >> actually it's a different one coming off the rocky mountains,
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but looking at the video it looks like a multivortex tornado where you have several spinning around each other. you can see one on the right. there's one off to the left as well. it's just a dangerous situation. 37 tornado reports yesterday. you see them dancing around each other. perfect. there you go. multiple vortex. unbelievable. we still have the rain from yesterday, stretching into wisconsin, michigan, back into minnesota. ohio later this morning. light showers out this already. the slight chance of the weather, it's a new round. the good news is the jet stream and the energy and all the humidity won't quite phase as well as it did yesterday. so i'm not looking for a huge tonight outbreak like we had yesterday. we might see an isolated tornado or two, lower parts of missouri into kansas. that's going to be later this afternoon into the evening hours. not a morning event, just like yesterday. it's going to pop up sometime in the mid afternoon. it gets up to the north a little bit farther.
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chicago, delays. that's because of the rain and the wind that pops up later this afternoon. check out the rain pooling into columbus, ohio. that gets into pittsburgh later today. it's going to be heavy out there as well. up north a little farther, you have heavy downpours into lake michigan and headed into lower parts of michigan itself. that's what it looks like out here. you pull the picture out to the northeast a little farther and it's a freeze warning. all the areas shaded in purple. cold temperatures right now. well below freezing. even 3 1 degrees in albany, 30 n buffalo. who has the worst weather in the country? yesterday it was because of the plains because of the tornado, today it's pittsburgh, pennsylvania, because of the heavy rain. current temperatures waffling between 34 and 35 and up to 54. horrible weather for you if you don't loon like the rain. up to an inch, inch and a half. more in a half hour. >> that's a little too cold for me. >> a little too showery too.
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>> thank you. some of the stories we're working on. at 8:30 in miami, four men accused of killing washington redskins star shaun tailor have a hearing. he was shot in his home during a possible robbery attempt. this morning in washington, first lady michelle obama and education arne duncan are going to talk about the childhood obesity report. and afghan president hamid car city sits down with secretary clinton. don't you hate this when you're shopping and you see this on the price tag, after a mail-in rebate. there's some work to change that. burglars have been breaking into the homes of stars, stealing millions of dollars. turns out one of the suspects is a reality tv star. they're even better than before! book rooms at lq.com right-o! wake up on the bright side at la quinta inns and suites
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well, a reality tv personality admits that she was part of the so-called hollywood bling ring. alex yik naiers will go to jail for six months after pleading no contest to a felony burglary charge. as part of the plea deal she will not face charges to other burglaries tied to the ring. several hollywood slebts were targeted. they used online gossip sites to figure out when the celebs were not home. among those targeted orlando bloom, paris hilton, lindsay loh lohan.
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the other suspects are waiting for their trial. didn't janitor say do not use facebook and twitter where you are at the moment. say after you got home, i went here, i went there. >> it use true. it makes me wonder when they stole his underwear on entourage. it was a silly show but it was hilarious. >> that has what to do with this? some claim their classmate was suspended because of a hair comb. they tell affiliate that he got removed for a pic in his har. but it has to do with an interaction between the student and the principal, not a comb, but some of the students think it's discrimination. >> i was a personal friend to him. i befriended him first day, hung out with him right there. good kid. and they were constantly hassling him about his pants being too low, afro pick and nefrg they could get at.
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>> we're going to give you an update on what happened when we do get those details. okay. so you're at the store, and you see the price. big sale, big sign, cheap price. and then you see the little part it says after mail-in rebate. now, i always go. i know very well that i get it home and i never get it in the mail. >> but there's an effort that that might change. >> yeah. >> it's in the drawer. you're trying to read the tiny print on the receipt. sometimes they don't print out so well. well new jersey want dwrous get that rebate right on the spot, right at the register so you don't have to go through all that. basically it takes months, all this time rrks you going do it? frankly all these manufacturers are counting on us forgetting about it. you're like most of us. we don't mail that stuff in. they're never redeemed. we'll see a movement under way in new jersey, rhode island and
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connecticut if you live there, you already have these protections. you're going doesn't everyone have that? no, the rest of us don't. >> what is the benefit? oh, get it. most of us don't. >> that's how they save the money. what's happening today. the heads of the major markets, they're going to be in washington answering questions about what the heck happened last week in that terrifying plunge in the stock market. now, you know, supposedly according to all the reports, they don't have a definitive answer so they'll be saying what they know, even, you know, what we know this didn't happen. and yesterday there was an agreement to a different system of circuit breakers to curb trading when it gets wild and chaotic because right now the markets handle them in different ways, and some people believe that that may have been part of the utter confusion and terror last week. robin, back to you. >> all right. thank you. here comes your chance right now to win a trip to sonoma and the nascar race there. this is kasey kahne with our
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word of the day. >> today's nascar word of the day is victory lane. >> did you hear what he said? he said victory lane. i got news for you. that's not one word, but okay. here's what you do. go to cnn.com/robin and type in the words "victory lane," and you could be the one to win the daily prize of a "morning express" robe or a grand prize of a trip to sonoma in june. i'm going to meet you out there as well, so we're going to have a good time. for those of you who say you only read "playboy" for its articles, give me a break. hugh hefner is giving you a chance to prove it right at work.
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omg. playboy is creating a safer work website which it describes as,
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quote, everything you love about men's entertainment and the internet, minus the stuff that will get you into hot water at the office. it's called the smoking jacket. cute. get it? hugh hefner? but do not bring this to work. playboy's june edition featuring a 3-d center fold with 3-d glasses. it comes with two. you have a version that's going to be 3d. >> where are the glasses. >> yeah. a lot of you have been commenting on our facebook page. ryan is wondering a 3d center fold? i think this 3d trend has gone a little bit too far. they say it will be safe for work because it will have just the articles and not the pictures. john seemed surprised and wrote, "playboy" has articles? we give the news and you give funny views. go to cnn.com/robin or hit the facebook or e-mail pages.
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but you know what? if you're looking at the 3d version, everybody's going to know because you have the glasses on. >> 3d glasses are better than a magnifying glass, all right? you know. i'm just saying it's not quite as perverse. >> hi, bob. >> good morning. if you're traveling out there, we have the rain showers going on right now. everybody's going to pick up a delay because of that. think chicago, not only rain but wind, too, with that surface low right down to your south. an hour for you in chicago. cleveland, you get the rain too with an hour-long delay. detroit, half hour delay. las vegas, gusty winds. pittsburgh looking at about a half hour delay because of the rain. more on that in a bit. >> thank you. this was pure perfection on "dancing with the stars." they should just give her a
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crown now. see the performance that earned her and her partner a perfect score. that's new for you in about 30 minutes. >> it's going to come down to her and evan lysacek. some lawmakers are urging major leaguers to boycott next year's all-star game and it's in arizona and it has to do with a recently passed immigration law. here's rafer with more on that. sports getting involved in the politics. >> you know, when money talks, then action can happen, and i think that this boycott could actually happen, robin. 20% of the major leaguers are latino and they've spoken out against the law. the democratic wants the players to take a stand by boycotting next year's game. it's scheduled to play in phoenix. the state didn't recognize martin luther king day. the law supporters say it could
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health fight testing positive a admitting to taking a banned substance, the nfl rookie of the year could be stripped of his reward. the a.p. will vote now that he was caught cheating. this is houston linebacker brian cushing. he was suspended for games in the upcoming season. baseball, take note. you get caught, vote again. >> who was on it? >> there will be other players that you can vote for. he was a runaway winner before. speaking of setting a good example, the seattle sounder are giving fans their money back after they stunk it up on the field in a big-time loss to l.a. in front of a record crowd. the team says that season ticket holders, if you renew for next year, you're going to get a game free because you had to sit through this sprinker. >> really? >> yeah. i think that's a cool thing. >> what team was that? >> seattle sounders. >> i like that policy. and our viral video for the day is a little girl got big-time help, becoming a
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hello. look at you. good morning, sunshine. bedhead and all. that's okay, we like you just the way you are. i'm robin meade. here's what's going on newswise. looking northwest, looking northwest toward highway 9. large elephant trunk tornado. >> yeah. that is a scary sight. twisters like that one hit parts of the midwest. and what happened during the storms is terrifying. a survivor of the oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico is telling his story. he believed that he had no way to get out of there alive. tiger woods is losing somebody on his team.
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not on his family, but somebody who played a big role in his life. first, though, the midwest could be in for another round of heavy storms today. the deadly tornadoes hammered oklahoma and kansas yesterday. they toppled cars, snapped power poles, and ripped houses apart. at least five people were killed in oklahoma. ten are in critical or serious condition. the rescuers are searching 30 square miles now looking for any other victims. the storms also blew through kansas. one man in arkansas city said that the trees were snapping and furniture was blowing across his yard. another couple said that they were grateful to be alive. >> everybody's okay, nobody got hurt. no animals. >> the only complaint, we didn't have insurance. that's the only complaint. >> no complaint. >> we are alive, and we're fine. while the rescuers are combing through the damaged areas, more severe weather could be in store for the midwest. so bob is here with a little bit more on that forecast. did i hear you say earlier it's
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maybe -- some of the same areas but a different system? yeah, it's a different one. the one right now -- you can see the tornado on the side of our page right there. that's on our facebook page. we have one storm exiting away, across the great lakes. there's another behind it coming off the rocky mountains. there's snow, rain involved. later today you'll see this rain pull away and a new round of severe weather is a possibility. mainly a spot we put in red. the good news, robin, is this -- the jet stream, the moisture, all the energy not phasing together as well as it did yesterday. not a widespread, severe outbreak today. it just looks like we'll see scattered showers and thunderstorms develop this afternoon. some could produce a tornado, especially lower parts of missouri back into kansas. and i'll update you on that in a couple of minutes. >> thank you. a change in the wind -- speaking of weather -- could push the oil from the leak in the gulf of mexico to louisiana's coast. the state's governor says they're trying to keep it away from the land. 11 people who were on board the oil rig that exploded are presumed dead. one of the survivors says the
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blast woke him up. >> when i saw the rig on fire i knew there was no way to put the fire out. i knew we were going to have to abandon the rig. still in shock, i didn't expect to see that. it just hit me in my stomach. that's all i was thinking, there's no way we're getting off here. we're all dead. we have brand new underwater video of the leak. what you're seeing there. see more with richard liu in a few minutes. casey anthony's lawyers may learn today whether she'll face the death penalty if she is convicted of killing her daughter, caylee. it is one of the main orders of business at the hearing. yesterday the judge ruled that jurors will be chosen from somewhere other than orlando. he'll also sequester them and put the lawyers under a gag order. now anthony has pleaded not guilty. if you're afraid to look at your retirement plan after the stocks tanked, maybe you can look today. the stocks rocketed higher
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yesterday. and our money expert, jennifer westhoven, is here. the big question was why. why did they love it at the beginning? you know, when you start to have wild swing like this, robin, then often in the next few days you're just going to have a kind of balancing out here. i could give you a why, but it's almost like it's going to happen anyway. if there's a good and a bad reason, we'll say that -- you know what i mean, it will just be the theme. really it's things tend to even out after you have a huge stampede like that. so yesterday the best rally a year for stocks. opening right out of the bell. today they're starting at 10,785, up 400. this morning the futures are down. it may be about 100 points, which normally would be a huge move. relative to the kind of moves we're seeing that shows that things are calming down. now yesterday's green arrows, well, look. there's a lot of love shall we say for the idea that europe is going to have a big bailout. and even though we say we hate
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bailouts, we don't want to pay for them, it's seen as staunching this massive chaos that's going on. making sure that the problems that you've heard about in greece, you've seen some of the video from there, some of the violence happening with people worried about the economy. it's starting in some other countries, too. they want that contained with a bailout. so it won't turn into a domino effect that could end up hurting us all the way over here. we may be far away, robin, but all those banking systems are interconnected. >> very good. thank you very much, appreciate it. the families of three american hikers being held in iran will get a chance to visit them. iranian officials say that they made the decision on humanitarian grounds. one hiker's mom says that the families have not gotten official word about that, but they are ready to go. the families say that the hiker crossed iran's border by mistake last year. iran accuses them of being spies. check out this ireport video. it's out of oklahoma. hail the size of tennis balls. smashed windshields and damaged homes yesterday. now this is from the severe storms and tornadoes that hit
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the area. ireporter rebecca barbado sent us in the video. that is going to do more than just hurt you if that hits you. look at that. >> huge. >> the larger the size of the hail means that many times that it got bounced back up into the atmosphere. for every time it bounces back up, the thicker it gets. hi, bob. exactly, yeah. if you cut a hailstone in half you'll see rings like a tree. that's how many times it went up and down. basically the up trap and the down trap of the thunderstorm. amazing. also you see it's that big, that hailstorm was supported by a wind that kept it suspended in the air. that's how high it was. it was pretty rough yesterday. we have video that's amazing, too, of a tornado starting to form. this is out of medford, oklahoma. a multivortice tornado. you see one, two, three dancing around each other. you see that, it is absolutely dangerous. those individual suction vortices what they call them, they do the most damage. you see them dancing around.
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that was yesterday in medford, oklahoma. what's going on today? we're wrapping up from the rain yesterday, but it has boosted out quickly. now it's out of indianapolis, stretching into ohio, it gets into michigan, too. heavy at times around chicago. already have an air delay at o'hare, about an hour because of rain and poor visibility. that rain is edging to the east. you see it flashing around cincinnati. and then back up to areas like michigan getting decent rain. lower part of that state, that heads to detroit. we'll call for delays right there later on this morning, too. you get away from here, it's another cold start. freeze warnings, all the areas shaded in purple. a good chunk of new york state. northern half of pennsylvania, parts of jersey getting into connecticut, massachusetts, rhode island. all seeing temperatures that are on the cold side for this time of year. 31 in albany, 41 at boston. you get outside of beantown, getting to the middle parts of massachusetts, the temperatures are well below freezing. a big, cold start for you guys. then you go to the west. here's our new storm system that produces that foul weather later this afternoon. still locked up over salt lake city with some rain, some snow.
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most of the energy stays in place today, though. i don't think it's going to be a huge, severe outbreak day across the plains. we still have a chance to see it, though. we'll point that out again in about a half-hour. >> all right. >> yeah. >> catch your breath. >> exactly. you know what, the daily winner of the up-to-speed contest, the up-to-speed with robin meade contest, is kelly f. of west virginia. kelly! [ applause ] >> everybody, kelly! kelly is going to get an autographed photo and a "morning express with robin meade" bathrobe, except hers is going to have a nascar logo. the grand prize is a trip for two to the nascar race in sonoma, california. how do you win that? you listen for the word of the day that's coming up in about 30 minutes. you hear it, then you type it in at cnn.com/robin, and are you entered. you know, parent, we have -- you know, parents, we have an important warning about jewelry that may be toxic. and hear why people want to
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today's salute comes from becky bush to her boyfriend. now he already served a year in afghanistan. right now he's currently serving in iraq. hi, robin. my name is becky bush. and this salute goes out to my amazing boyfriend, sergeant first class kirk muldestrom. his constant love, support, and humor are the thing that have gotten me and the kids threw this deployment which has been hard on all of us. we are so proud of him and want to thank him for teaching us what true patriotism means. never again will i take my freedom for granted. we can't wait until he comes home safe to us soon. we love and miss him so much. >> and that is said with feeling. becky, thank you very much. if you have somebody that you love in the military, go to cnn.com/robin. you know, we have brand new video this morning of the oil spill in the gulf of mexico. and it's from under water.
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the first time we've seen it at this angle. co correspondent richard lui -- people are wondering why three weeks later are we getting the video? >> reporter: b.p. has this h control of the robotic cameras. we've had videos from the surface and we have our own cameras of under water oil. this is a glimpse of oil spilling out of the well. can you see that cloudy background in the background. that dark cloud is the oil shooting into the water in the background. again, that's over 200,000 gallons a day. now here what it look like when it reaches land. that little black line there. louisiana officials just releasing photos of oil on the islands. the forecast for today, look at this right here. shows it's moving past the barrier islands to louisiana's main coast. it's moving farther west. that's sort of been the trend within the last week. you can see the potentially affected areas there in red. so that's a little bit more severe. we'll be watching that for you. we're also going to hear for the first time today from the
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executives in charge of the companies responsible for operating the rig. senate hearings start in just a few hours. these are some of the key players that you might be want to be watching for as they do come to the microphones. first of all, we're expecting a classic case of the blame game between b.p.'s chairman, who will say the blowout preventer did not shut off the oil flow like it was supposed to. that equipment is owned by transocean. now, transocean's ceo, listen for him, he will put the responsibility back on b.p., saying the final word lies with the rig's operator. and he'll also point to halliburton for some of the blame. okay. and here's the third player. now halliburton was subcontracted by p.b. to seal -- by b.p. to seal that well in cement. halliburton's executive will say it did the work to b.p.'s specifications. a little advance of what's going to be happening today for you. oh, yeah, it's going to be a lot of finger pointing. a lot of this when we talk about it, whose fault is it. let's talk about this.
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thousands of kids' metal bracelet being recalled because they have a toxic metal in them. sort of reminds us here, jen, of when we had those child's toys that had issues of other coatings. yeah, and you know, this came out, richard, it's fascinating to me. journalists said, you know, we think something's going on here. and they were the ones doing some of the testing. a few months ago, a media outlet, the associated press, tested kids' metal jewelry. and they found a lot of it had the toxic poisonous metal cadmium. it's not even against the law because people assume, well, we know that it is so poisonous, nobody would ever put this in kids' jewelry, but there it was. walmart recalled this jewelry a few months ago. when this came out, claire's pulled what we're talking about, these bracelets off the shelves. but after the testing, we've gotten the formal recall to tell you about. the jewelry being recall sudden called best friends charm bracelet sets. they are made in china. more information is at cnn.com/robin in case you have
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these. i think if you're a parent you may ask yourself if your kid has any costume jewelry that's made out of metal, do you really want to wait for all these tests. it might be a good idea to just take them away, set them aside. and something else to keep in mind -- this is all about kids' jewelry. that's what we talk about. we don't do these kinds of tests for adult jewelry. that doesn't mean none of this stuff isn't in your metal costume jewelry. i know, i wear it, too. all right. the fight over medical marijuana is getting ugh flee one town. two stores were attacked with firebombs. just as the local government considers some new rules. and for the first time since he turned pro, tiger woods played in two straight tournaments and didn't win any money. loser. now his coach is making a surprise move. [ woman speaking chinese ] [ speaking chinese ] i'm not having that. do you have an english menu? no english.
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one couple gets an apology from an airline, but they still don't know what happened to their dog. tiger woods' long-time swing coach is quitting his job. here's rafer with more on the story. now you have to wonder why. and you know what, as with everything tiger woods, we're not getting the whole story. >> i wonder. >> you know, it is, there's a lot of fill in the blanks. but it's very significant, robin, because this man helped tiger woods win 31 pga tournaments, six major championships. but now as tiger tries to rebuild his life and his game, hank haney who helped tiger rebuild his swing in 2004 says it's time for both to move on. haney is on the left of your screen there. now this comes after tiger dropped out of a recent tournament with a neck injury. tiger recently talked about that injury. and of course the first question is did the car accident have anything to do with it. and he said absolutely not. >> been away from the game for such a long time and then came
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back, and then ramped up really quickly in order to play the masters. you know, the body wasn't quite ready for that. >> and he doesn't know when he will play again. this story might tickle you a little bit. a major league star is in danger of losing his job after he fell asleep on the job. reportedly. future hall of famer ken griffey jr. was not put in the lineup recently. it was curious. they asked his manager why. didn't really give an answer. two players told "the tacoma news" the reason was the 40-year-old of asleep in a chair in the clubhouse during the game. >> so he wasn't even in the dugouts taking a snooze. >> he was in the clubhouse. should have woke him up. how about a feel-good story. today's true champions are two soldiers who are running 21 marathons in 21 days. colonel jack mcintosher and major jay brock from the army national guard together are running 550 miles, and they're stopping at vet centers along the way. they say the marathons are a metaphor for what vets face when they return from war. and they want to remind vets work together to take care of your physical and mental health when you do return from war.
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and they're running it right now. look at that. >> a good message. and they're there for each other, sure. thank you. somebody threw firebombs into two medical marijuana stores in montana. those attacks came as the billings city council of considering new regulations. according to the "billings gazette" newspaper, early this morning after a seven-hour debate, the council approved a six-month moratorium on the new medical marijuana stores. you know what, the city of about 100,000 has already issued more than will 0 business permits -- more than 80 business permits for medical marijuana. somebody posing as a census worker. what you should look out for to spot a fake census taker. and "playboy" is launching a web site that it says is safe to check out at work. boss:hey, glad i caught you. i was on my way to present ideas
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there is an unwanted guest in one miami neighborhood. an alligator that neighbors say will not go away. here's home video of the gator stuck in a storm drain. now that is the stuff of nightmares. it's been spotted several times in recent weeks, but now they can't find it. >> i came out again to check on the status of it, and it was gone. so we thought that it was stuck
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in the pipe. evidently it must have gotten out. maybe we scared it when we came and took a look at it. >> the residents say that since kids and pets are around, they want the alligator to be found and taken away. there are merit badges, and then there's this. a 10-year-old south carolina girl just got the bronze cross life-saving award from her girl scout troop. isabelle bond was at the pool party -- at a pool party last summer when a 3-year-old boy who could not swiem -- i can't talk -- swim jumped in the water. she says that his face started turning red. >> so i went back into the water and pushed him up. i haven't had any training. i was just -- it was something i knew i had to do. >> she knew she had to do it. thanks to baughn, adults got the toddler out safely. it's a case of making the best out of a terrible situation. how some are hoping the gulf oil spill will help put money in their pockets. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
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rescuers are searching across oklahoma and kansas looking for victim of yesterday's storms. tornadoes hammer both states, toppling cars, snapping power poles, and ripping houses apart. at least five people were killed. at least ten people are in serious or critical condition. and the midwest could be in for another round today. on the kansas-oklahoma border, i-35 was closed after the winds there overturned semis and blocked all of the lanes. you can see homes were damaged, and there were widespread power outages. 65,000 homes and businesses are still without power. a bug that popped up on
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twitter appears now to be fixed, but the company says a glitch allowed users to add anybody they wanted as a follower. even, say, a celebrity. for about an hour yesterday, ben, most accounts showed zero followers while the problem was being fixed. you go from choosing whoever you want to having nobody. those are some of our headlines today. you always have us to provide you with news in the morning. so i'm robin meade. thank you very much for watching. so the oil spill in the gulf coast has now grown to an estimated four million gallons, and cleaning up all of that is going to take some major manpower. correspondent richard lui joins us with that angle. that there may be jobs from this. there could be a silver lining here, robin. they're going to need help to clean up any potential oil spill that does hit the land there. people now who lost their jobs in the recession, what they're hoping for is that this thing will turn things around a little bit for them. and the line was out the door yesterday in biloxi,
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mississippi. >> some type of job with the environmental cleanup, hopefully it will lead to something permanent with an environmental company because i've lived here for 40 years, and i do care about our gulf coast also. >> mississippi officials saying that nearly 2,300 people have asked about the jobs. the priority going to gulf coast residents, and they do have to get 40 hours of hazmat training before they start. they have to wait until the oil spill hits ground before they will be deployed and employed. >> thousands of other jobs in fishing and tourism are at risk. those could come to an end at least temporarily. what has been the reaction on that front to the spill? >> it's been devastating for so many. we'll talk about one restaurant owner in the mississippi coast. he's saying he's angry the oil spill is ruining his family avenues way of life. not just a livelihood but way of living. two brothers who run a seafood business nearby say they still don't want the drilling to stop right off the coast there.
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>> just because something of this nature happens in the oil industry, it's not a black eye on the entire industry. it's really not a blackeye on b.p. it's an unfortunate accident and we're going to have to learn from it. >> we have to drill. there's no way we can get off of oil in this country in the next 25, 30, 50 years. green is great, but we can't just turn off the spigot. we have to have the oil. >> a way of life that could end for one generation. but they're saying they are still supporting oil. what a dynamic there on the coast. they also stressed that though b.p. should pick up the tab for a thorough cleanup. so they want that to be paid for by them, robin. >> richard, thank you very much. a former sunday school teacher has made a surprising admission about the death of an 8-year-old girl in california. melissa huckabee pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. this was yesterday in a deal with prosecutors. now she could get life in prison without parole when she's sentenced next month.
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now investigators are still not saying how or why she killed little sandra cantu, allegedly. she was friends with huckaby's daughter. the white house is putting more money into drug treatment. they say it's for committee programs, drug screening, and expanded treatment. a group pushing the change drug policy says that there's still too much focus on arresting and prosecuting the users and not enough on reducing demand. a phoenix official warn that the city could lose out on $90 million over the next five years. now he says that it would be from the fallout from arizona's controversial, new immigration law. four group have already canceled their events. other groups also have concerns about the law. supporters say that the law is needed to curb crime and illegal immigration in that state. several tea party and conservative groups say that they will host rallies in arizona to support the new immigration law. a senior administration official says the times square bomb
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suspect went to pakistan looking for help to carry out an attack. white house advisers are saying that faisal shahzad was already planning to stage some kind of attack when he met with pakistani taliban members. they say that they now have evidence of of the taliban's involvement. "playboy" is covering up for the office. the magazine is making a safer work web site which it describes as "everything that you love about men's entertainment and the internet minus the stuff that will get you in hot water at the office." it's called the smoking jacket. get it, smoking gun, smoking jacket. but do not bring this to work. "playboy's" june edition features a 3d centerfold, and it comes with 3d glasses. it's going to be really obvious who is looking at the 3d version. yeah. yeah. can't sell that one to your wife. i saw what you were looking at -- how do you know? the glasses were on. no, i was looking at your "redbook" in 3 d.
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i'm going to have to see it to believe it. if they could send a copy just to make sure. >> just want to test. >> test to see what it's all about. i don't believe we still have storms in the midwest today. >> we. do we're cleaning up from action around oklahoma and kansas. robin, there were 37 reports of tornado. this weather brought to you by zyrtec. the slog of rain is over the great lakes, pulling into ohio, ready to get into western p.a., new york state, ontario, too. michigan getting covered with heavy downpours, as well. to the west, we still have a threat of severe weather this afternoon. not as big a threat as yesterday obviously. only a slight chance in areas we put in red. same kind of situation. warm front coming up from the south. you have surging moisture coming out of the gulf of mexico, too. little daytime heating is all it will take to get showers and thunderstorms rolling. good news about today, not as much energy in the atmosphere and jetstreams are not phasing up to get the real tornado outbreak that we had yesterday. so some potential good news there even though we'll probably see a few tornadoes in lower parts of missouri and kansas. but that won't be until this afternoon. we have a couple of hours to watch it. look at the rain around chicago. already have a delay now at
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o'hare. more showers and thunderstorm riding away from indianapolis into n toward northern parts of kentucky and ohio. then up the line, the heavy rain is getting into detroit. let me take you live to detroit right now. you can see what the tower cam looks like. it's going to be gray, rainy off and on all day. the high temperature only about 50 degrees today. currently sitting at about 43. so gusty winds, heavy rain, anticipate delays at detroit if you're headed into that city. we'll have full details on that in a little bit, as well. down to the south, columbus, ohio, getting decent rain. you see it there. then to the east coast, temperatures are cold. starting out on another cold note. freeze warnings, all the spots you see shaded in purple, the blue shaded areas, frost advisories. that includes philadelphia, includes most of new jersey, parts of delaware and maryland, too. get a load of some of these temperatures. right now, 44 in new york. but only 31 in albany. and the dark shade of blue, all these temperatures are well below freezing. so we're talking about the mohawk valley, the hudson valley, but warming up down to the south. today's the last real cold day. more on that in about a half-hour. >> look how chilly. >> yeah, and we're talking about mid-may already. yeah, that is cold for this time
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of year. >> if you're a viewer who's experienced some of these rough storms in the midwest last night, a lot of you are writing on facebook. like michelle writes, "it was pretty scary here in wichita last night. but it missed us, praying for those who got hit." holly wrote to tell us how lucky her friend was. "my good friend was in a storm cellar. her co-worker took cover in an interior closet. and it was the only thing left standing after it was over." that interior closet with that person in it. wow. >> yeah. exactly. put as many walls between you and the outside as possible. if there's a tornado warning. that's the best way to survive something like that. also, go to our facebook page, robin. we have video of one of those massive tornado from yesterday afternoon. >> all right. yeah, if you want to share your experiences if you were there, go ahead and share with your fellow viewers. some of you may be saying good-bye to mail-in rebates and hello instant rebate. well, there's a new walk of fame. this one is at the famed apollo theater. find out who's among the first people to be honored. ♪
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good morning. 19 minutes to the hour. a reality tv star wish she was part of the so-called bling ring. alexis neiers will be going to jail for six months now after pleading no contest to a felony burglary charge. she's in the show "pretty wild" on the e network. as part of the plea deal she will not face charges for other burglaries tied to the ring. several hollywood celebrities were targeted by the burglars. police say that they have recovered about $3 million worth of stuff.
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the suspects say they used online gossip sites to figure out when the celebs were not at home. among those targeted, orlando bloom, paris hilton, lindsay loh lohan. wow. what are you smirking at? just the idea of the underwear being stolen. at least it was valuable and not yucky stuff. >> she's talking about something she saw on tv. like an "entourage" episode. president obama's supreme court pick may have a confirmation fight coming in the senate. two republican senators are criticizing elena kagan's role in a dispute over gays in the military. in 2003, she tried to keep military recruiters from harvard law school. kagan opposed don't ask, don't tell and said that gays and lesbians should be able to serve openly in the military. one senator says that trying to block the recruiters may disqualify her. so you go into the store, you see a big, fat sale price,
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you're like "i want it," until you see the tiny sign that says "after mail-in rebate." if you're like me, by the time i get home, i've lost the receipt. i never mail in the rebate. if they're $ 0 or more i remember, sometime it's $10. it's real money. ahh. some new jersey lawmakers want you to get that money right on the spot. right at the register. >> amen. amen! >> yeah. i mean, so that everybody would get it right away instead of all the hassle of filling out form, looking at the small print on the receipt. really, couldn't they get all that information somehow right there? because it is law, by the way, in two states. but anyway, frankly, many manufactures actually count on you forgetting about it. about half of rebates are never redeemed so they can offer the sales knowing full well that not that many people are going to get it anyway. if you live in rhode island or connecticut, you may be thinking, come on, doesn't everybody have that? no, that is special to your state.
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at least one other state considering the idea. something that i think would be great for consumer. all right. happening today in washington, let's see if what happened last week on wall street never happens again. the heads of the major stock markets so new york stock exchange, nasdaq, they're going to be on capitol hill answering questions about what the heck went down last week in that terrifying plunge on wall street. now, supposedly they really don't have a definitive answer yet. this is something that's been baffling people on wall street. and it has kept the nerves running high. thinking maybe this could happen again, we don't know what happened. yesterday some of the major exchanges agreeing to a new system of circuit breakers to curb wild trading. now right now different markets handle that very differently. and some people think, well, the different policies may have been part of what allowed the chaotic trading to go on. so we shall see, robin, if they can put anything in that stems that. >> it was a wild week, wasn't
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it? >> it was. and so much trading is linked, algorithm, they've got calculus people the new investors. math whizes are some of the biggest guys on wall street these days. that's the kind of thing that can trip the wires. >> all right. thank you. what a story. a couple found a dog in mexico. they wanted to give him a forever home. but after handing him over at the airport for the flight on the way home, they never saw their pooch again. anging cap too these cheap props aren't but la quinta is!
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delta airlines is apologizing to a canadian couple for losing their dog. the couple found paco while they were on vacation in mexico. so cute. they say they gave him to the airline employees to put him on the flight home. but they never saw him again. according to delta, the dog escaped from its kennel before they could get him on the plane. paco's owner are heartbroken. >> dog was let down by us, i feel like, because it trusted us as its caretaker to safely take it to where it needed to be and that we would be with it. and we trusted delta, and they let us down. >> well, delta released a statement saying "our staff have
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conducted exhaustive searches to locate the dog. delta offers its sincere apologies that it has been unable to recover the dog." delta goes on to say that it's offered to reimburse the couple for all their expenses associated with the dog. poor things. you know some lawmakers are urging major leaders to boycott next year's all-star game in arizona because of a recently passed immigration law. here's rafer with more on that. good morning. good morning, robin. and i think that this boycott could actually happen. 27% of major league players are latino, and the head of the players union has already spoken out against the law. well, now democratic senator robert menendez from new jersey wants the players to have a full-fledged boycott of next year's all-star game scheduled to be played at chase field in phoenix. now, this kind of thing is not unprecedented. the nfl pulled the 1993 super bowl out of arizona when the state didn't recognize martin luther king day. by the way, the law's supporters say it could help fight illegal
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immigration. houston linebacker brian curbing could have his defensive rookie of the year award stripped after testing positive and admitting to taking a banned substance. the associated press says they're going to have a revote for the award since he was caught cheating. this is unprecedented. his name will be on the ballot among other players. he was suspended four games for the upcoming season. baseball, are you paying attention? hello, baseball? maybe you want to consider doing something like that. speaking of setting a good example, the major league team, soccer team, the seattle sounders, are giving fans a bit of a refund after stinking it up on the field in front of a record crowd. the team says that season ticket holders who renew for next year will get a game for free because they sat through and watched their dismal performance in a loss to l.a. that's putting your money where your mouth is. it's not like these soccer teams have a lot of money. so good for them. you know, drew carey co-owns that team. the hot viral video is a little girl who got big-time help to become a slam-dunk
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good morning. i see you're up early and i'm ready to help you start your day and get you informed and get you energized. i'm robin meade. scary scenes like the one you're about to see here popped up all over the midwest yesterday. now, some of the people who survive deadly tornadoes are fighting for their lives. >> there's no way we're getting off here, you know. we're all dead. >> a man who survived a fatal oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico is telling an amazing story. you won't believe what he was doing when he heard the blast.
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you will need your 3-d glasses for playboy's next issue. the midwest could be in for another round of deadly storms today. deadly tornadoes hammered oklahoma and kansas yesterday. they snapped power poles and ripped houses apart. at least five people were killed in oklahoma, ten are in critical or serious condition. rescuers are searching 30 square miles now looking for any other victims. >> there comes one right there. look at them, they're all over. >> oh, my gosh. yeah, two in one shot there. oklahoma hail the size of tennis balls damaged windows and homes. now, at a truck stop out of i-40 people huddled in the coolers and in the restrooms praying as the storm tore off the roof and blew out the windows and also
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overturned a semi. now, the storms also blew through kansas. one man in arkansas city said that trees wurb snapping and the furniture was blowing across his yard. another couple said they were grateful to be alive. >> everybody's okay, nobody got hurt, no animals. >> we didn't have insurance. that's the only complaint. >> no complaint. >> we are alive and we are fine. >> in just a few minutes, bob will show you where we're going to get possibly an outburst of bad weather again today. a change in wind, speaking of weather, could push oil from the leak in the gulf of mexico to louisiana's coast now. the state's governor says they're trying to keep it away from the land. 11 people onboard the oil rig when it exploded are presumed dead. now, one survivor says that blast woke him up. >> when i first woke up, i woke up to an explosion. i didn't know that's what it was. i kind of turned and sat on the edge of my bed and i sat there
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and waited to see if there was another sound or what the deal was and there was a lot bigger explosion after that. >> we have brand-new underwater video of that lake, that's what you're seeing there. you'll see more of that with correspondent richard lui in a couple minutes. the families of three american hikers being held in iran will get a chance to visit them. iranian officials said they made that decision on humanitarian grounds. one hiker's mom said the families have not gotten any official word about that, but they're ready to go. the hikers crossed iran's border by mistake last year and iran accuses them of being spies. if you were afraid to look at your retirement account when the stocks tanked last week, you might want to do it this week. so, apparently, they like the plan to stop other european countries from going through what greece went through. >> in some ways, robin, if there had been any good little headline,ia would have heard
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that for the reason for the big rally. shooting up right out of the gate at the opening bell because stocks are trying to come back from what happened last week when the dow, at one point, was off more than 1,000 points. today we're starting at 10785 when the opening bell rings on wall street in just about 90 minutes. it was up 404 yesterday. you know, partly on word about this relief package happening in europe. if you think about how much we americans hated having a bailout, guess what, they hate it, too. but you can see, right, our markets see this as a good thing because it means what's happening in europe is not necessarily going to turn into a domino effect that comes here. when you think about the pictures you were seeing in greece, that won't necessarily happen. but, still, robin, very volatile trading and things justine out and they tend to do this for a while after a big drop like that. >> always fun when it goes up and not so much the other way. thank you.
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a former sunday schoolteacher has made a surprising admission about an 8-year-old girl. melissa huckabee pleaded guilty. she could get life in prison without patrol when she's sentenced next month. investigators will not say how or why she killed little sandra cantu. she was friends with huckabee's daughter. five minutes after the hour, we potentially could see more severe weather today. bob, do you think it will be as bad as yesterday? >> not as bad as yesterday. 37 reports of tornados and probably see just a handful today. the reason why is things arant phasing like they did yesterday for severe weather and that's, obviously, good news. incredible video we got from yesterday in oklahoma. look at this tornado forming and look at all the little tornadoes running around. multiple vortex tornado and each one of these things is called a suction vortsie.
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the individual tornadoes that do most of the damage. a long time ago they thought it was the devil with his legs kicking around. it looks like a guy running around kicking stuff over. that was one of 37 reports yesterday. just absolutely amazing stuff coming right out of severe studios. thank you for that stuff. still mopping up from the rain from yesterday. stretches into west virginia, too. all rain heavy at times and minnesota getting some right now. later today as that storm exits another one comes off the rocky mountains and most of the energy locked up over the four corners for the afternoon. some of it will eject into the middle part of the plains and rise in the temperatures and humidity, too. watching suvevere weather threa here today. lower parts of missouri and kansas. more about that in a little bit, rob. a lot of oour oviewers have been sharing their experience about the storms today. deborah is far from home and
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watching all the news. she says i'm from oklahoma but living in guam. my cousin's house got hit by one of the tornadoes. they're all okay. haven't heard from the rest of my family and friends. i hope you do hear from them and they're okay, deborah. howard was in the thick of it, i live in norman, oklahoma, and so does a lot of my family. luckily we were unharmed and i've seen a lot of people who weren't so lucky. we give the news, it's about your views. if you want to share your experiences, go to cnn.com/robben and hit the facebook or the e-mail icons. yesterday's daily winner of the up to speed with robin meade contest was -- kelly f. of west virginia. kelly! you get an autograph photo, a morn iicin ii mornicing express bathrobe. the grand prize is a trip to the nascar race in sonoma,
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he already served a year in afghanistan and he's currently serving in iraq. >> hi, robin. my name is becky bush and this salute goes out to my amazing boyfriend, sergeant first class kirk liljestrom. his humor are things that have gotten me and the kids through this deployment which has been
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hard on all of us. we are so proud of him and want to thank him for teaching us what true patriotism means. we can't wait until he comes home safe to us soon. we love him and miss him so much. >> becky, thank you. if you also have somebody you love in the military, go to cnn.com/robin so we can salute them. we have brand-new video of the oil spill from under water in the gulf of mexico. it is our first look at the leak from the underwater. correspondent richard lui is joining us now and i think some people may go, why, was it hard to get that close? why haven't we seen it before? >> i was asking the same question, as well. bp has control of the video from these robotic cameras so they release it when they decide to do so. here's some of that video right here. if you look at the cloud in the background, that is the oil spilling out of the well, about 500,000 gallons per day. here's what it looks like when
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the oil reaches land. you can see that little stripe right there. louisiana officials just rele e releasing photos. it shows moving past the barrier islands on the right-hand side with little bit of red spots there moving more west and, of course, a number of red spots here, robin, that's incrosing as we take a look at the delta there. >> it looks like the oil and the coast will be interfacing more, basically. we'll hear from the first time today from executives in charge of a number of different companies apparently responsible for different angles of this operation. so, the senate hearings start in less than two hours and i expect a lot of fingerpointing. >> a lot of this and a lot of heated discussion, no doubt. the old blame game going on. bp's chairman will say this that the blowout preventer did not shut off the oil flow like it was supposed to. that equipment is owned by transocean. now transocean ceo who will also be there will put the
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responsibility back on bp. saying the final word lies with the rig's operator bp and he'll also point to halliburton for some of the blame. okay, that's the third person you should be listening to today if you're listening to this. subcontracted to seal the well pipe in cement. halliburton's executive says it did the work to bp's specifications. a lot of shouting, robin. >> fingerpointing is expected while the oil is still leaking. richard, thank you. that's frustrating. it was like a soap opera moment, wasn't it? locking eyes. it has been a rough year for toyota with run away cars and recalls but it has not hurt their bottom line. their profits. money expert jennifer westhoven is here. >> they must have made some right moves to take advantage of what was going on in the world.
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>> i didn't expect to see them making a lot of money in the latest quarter. $1.2 billion in the latest three months, despite that pr nightmare of millions of cars being recalled. now, partly because, guess what, in japan, which ask their home market, they are running a cash for clunkers deal there. the same way it helped american cars here during this time. time to take charge of your career. as you know, we had that big, positive job's report last week. talk about building more jobs coming soon. guess what, most workers are thinking, i get a better offer, i am out of here. 60% said that in a recent survey, they want to leave their jobs. that's in "wall street journal." quitting well is really important to your career. before you quit, please, get that new offer in writing. it happens. you know what i'm saying, right?
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medical marijuana. tiger woods long-time swing coach is up and quitting. hi, rafer. >> after some sponsors have left him, now somebody very close to him in his professional circle is also leaving. as tiger tries to rebuild his life on the course, it's very symbolic that the man who helped rebuild his swing is leaving now, too. hank helped tiger win 31 pga tournaments and he's resigning as his coach. he just said it's time for both parties to move on. it comes after tiger dropped out of a tournament citing a neck injury. he said it was zero percent connected to his car accident, his body just wasn't in playing shape. >> i came back and ramped up really quickly in order to try to play the masters and the body wasn't quite ready for tt. he says he doesn't know when he will play again. a major league star reportedly fell asleep on the job.
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researchers looking across oklahoma and kansas. tornado hammered both states snapping power poles and ripping houses apart. five people were killed. at least ten people were hurt and the midwest could be in for another round today. a senior administration official says that the times square bomb suspect went to pakistan looking for help to carry out an attack. white house advisors are saying that faisal shahzad was already planning to stage some kind of attack when he met with pal stanny taliban members.
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they now have evidence of the taliban's involvement. roman polanski's sex case will remain sealed. an l.a. judge ruled it could only be open if polanski returns to the united states to face justice. a testimony could show misconduct by the judge during the 1977 trial. that's a quick check of some of our stories today. morning, as the alarm clock goes off. i know you would like to hit the snooze button. you will be late and then you'll be mad at yourself. i'm robin meade. crews are trying to trap more than 4 million gallons of oil from the oil leak and the oil keeps coming and right now more than 200,000 gallons are gushing out a day. bp says it's scrambling to come up with other ways to stop the well from gushing out oil. cleanup for all of that oil will take some major man power. so, correspondent richard lui joins us now about the jobs that will come with that, at least.
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>> it could be positive for those who are hurt by the recession and people who lost th their jobs recently hope this will turn things around a little bit for them. the line was out the door yesterday in biloxi, mississippi. >> some type of job with the environmental cleanup and hopefully it will lead to something permanent with an environmental company because i have lived here for 40 years and i do care about our gulf coast. >> mississippi officials are saying that nearly 2,300 people have asked about the jobs. the priority of going to gulf coast residents and they do have to get 40 hours of hazmat training before they can start. also, robin, of course, the oil needs to have hit land before they start. >> yeah, right. of course, thousands of other jobs, though, are on the brink of perhaps either maybe going into hiatus for a few months or even worse. >> it could be worse, robin. complete change for the way of life for many folks living in the gulf coast and the point you
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bring up as far as exhibited here by one restaurant owner. on the mississippi coast, he's saying he is angry the oil spill is ruining his family's way of life. but two brothers who run a sea food business nearby say, hey, you know, they still don't want drilling to stop in the gulf. >> just because something of this nature happens in new orleans, it's not a black eye on anyone on the entire industry and really not a black eye on bp. it was an unfortunate accident and we'll have to learn from it. >> we have to drill. within the next 25, 30, 50 years. green is great, but we can't just turn off the spigot. we have to have the oil. >> tough pragimatism there. they all stressed that here, though, bp should pick up the tab for a thorough cleanup as that goes on. >> thank you. meanwhile, the oil is still
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gushing outward. thank you. president obama supreme court pick may have a confirmation fight coming in the senate. two republican senators are criticizing elena kagan for trying to keep military recruiters from harvard law school back in 2003. kagan opposed the don't ask, don't tell and said that gays and lesbians should be able to serve openly in the military. one senator says that trying to block the recruiters may disqualify her. britain's prime minister gordon brown is stepping down. he told his labor party yesterday to start looking for a new party leader. he will be out as the prime minister by the end of september. his party came in second in last week's election. >> i believe on thursday the country was also telling us that they want new politics and that the political reforms we seek will help deliver that change. i now intend to facilitate the discussions that the liberal democratic party has asked for. >> well, neither the labor nor
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othe conservative party won a majority in parliament. they're talking with the smaller, liberal party about their options. playboy is creating a safer work website, which it describes as "everything you love about men's entertainment and the internet, minus the stuff that will get you into hot water at the office." it is calling the smoking jacket. okay. but do not bring this to work. playboy's june edition has a 3-d center fold, complete with 3-d glasses for you. >> wow, you know you make an office safe, don't you? you pull the shade down. that's what i do in my office. >> i don't know how the boss feels about this. safe at work playboy. >> hey, they said it on the news, it's safe for work. i can do it. there you go, robin. still mopping up from yesterday. still photos coming out of kansas. video coming out of oklahoma before. look at this still shot right
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around zenda, kansas. you can see what it looks like, scary stuff coming through. 37 reports of tornadoes yesterday. here's another look at that same tornado as it formed and touched the ground. couple videos on our facebook page and our home page. you can get those videos from there. absolutely impressive. what about today? still have the tornado threat and that's, obviously, great news. energy coming off the rocky mountains and surface low will form around colorado and kansas and warm air and humidity comes up from the south. the only difference between today and yesterday, not quite as strong with the energy and all the jet streams are not phasing to get that tremendouses amount of sheer we had yesterday. isolated tornados are possible, basically lower parts of missouri into kansas. that will be later this afternoon. yesterday's action, we're still looking at that rain moving through chicago, not severe right now. the rain is also at indianapolis and come back and form scattered showers later this afternoon. up to the north, heavy rain
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pulling through lancing and northern part of the great lakes and northern michigan and more showers and more thunderstorms right down that line between columbus and cincinnati. that's all rolling over towards the east. so, rough start for you this morning, but not severe. out to the west, here's what it looks like. low pressure center around salt lake city, that's the new storm. that moves into the plains, but below it, it's rain and it's snow and that snow is heavy times. northern parts of utah getting into areas of utah. 10 to 15 inches of snow, who has the worst weather in the country today? not going with the severe threat today, too widespread, i'm going with pittsburgh, pennsylvania. heavy rain coming in and temperatures only in the mid-50s and gusty conditions. you can see the current temperature upper part of your screen, the high 54. more on that, robin, in half an hour. >> not a fun morning rush at all. we could be in for a dramatic day again in the casey anthony murder case. her lawyers are getting ready to
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casey anthony is due in court in about 20 minutes now. her lawyers will try to argue that she will not get the death penalty, if she is convicted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. "in session" host ryan smith joins us now. it must be hard for a lawyer to go, no, my client's not guilty, but if you find them and they are, let's not put them on the death penalty. >> it's very hard. but that is the nature of the death penalty case. you're looking at it and saying if she is found guilty, this is what we want or don't want. today is a big day because they're arguing five different
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motions. i don't want to say novel, but interesting. one is that the imposition of the death penalty, trying to preclude it because of ogender biases. because of casey anthony's lifestyle and what you see out there in the pictures and all that that they're saying a man similarly situated but would not be subject to the death penalty. another motion that is big powerful motion a bad faith motion. they're basically saying this, it goes back to this, robin. in the very beginning the prosecution said they're not going to pursue the death penalty and the defense is saying once you found out we got $200,000 from a media outlet you saw this was the kind of money we had and you wanted to deny casey anthony the ability and therefore you filed it in bad faith. this is the second time they're arguing this. >> supposed to be about the pictures of her partying and the judge really never made a decision on that. >> he's putting it off. he will deal with it on a
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case-by-case basis. for each and every picture, what do you want to include and what do you not want to include and what's the reason? is it relevant? that's a ways away. >> does anybody appear to be ahead right now, either side whether we're talking about motions or hearings. >> this guy really knows how to run a courtroom. very organized courtroom right now and right now it used to be all about the defense and the prosecution and right now about setting a tone. the defense is getting some of the motions they want, but not doing poorly and the prosecution is kind of hanging in there. but today is the big day. the defense, if they can be successful in taking the death penalty off the table, that's a huge win but a bit of a long shot right now. >> ryan smith, thank you so much. a 10-year-old south carolina girl just got the bronze cross life-saving award from her girl scout troop. isabel brawn was at a pool party last summer when a 3-year-old boy nearly drowned. >> so, i went back into the water and pushed him up.
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it was just something that i had to do. >> well, thanks to bughn, some adults were able to get the toddler out of the pool safely. here comes your chance to win a trip to sonoma and the nascar race there. kasey kahne, nascar driver kasey kahne has the word of the day. word of the day, kasey! >> i'm kasey kahne. today's nascar word of the day is victory lane. >> actually, two words, but you know what i'm saying. victory lane is the word the spot on the track where the winner parks for the big celebration. what do you do with victory lane? go to cnn.com/robin and type in victory lane and that's it. you could win the daily prize of a morning express bathrobe and signed picture or, honey, the grand prize of a trip for two to sonoma for the race there in june. i'm going to meet you there, as well. so y didn't know what it
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a lawmaker is urging major leaguers to boycott all-star game in arizona and all over a recently passed immigration law. robert menendez wants everybody to boycott next year's all-star game in phoenix. incidentally the nfl, this is not unprecedented the nfl poll pulled the 1993 super bowl out of arizona because they don't celebrate martin luther king day. supporters say it cracks down on illegal immigration. houston linebacker brian cushing could have his defensive rookie of the year award stripped after he tested positive and admitted taking a banned substance. the ap says they'll have a revote for the award since he was caught cheating. his name will be on the ballot among other players. he was suspended four games for the upcoming season.
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baseball, are you paying attention? take note. speaking of setting a good example, the seattle sounders are giving fans their money back after they stunk it up on the field in a big-time loss to l.a. in front of a record crowd. the team says that season ticketholders who renew for next year will get a game free because they had to sit through this dismal performance. brilliant idea. and our viral video of the day, a little girl getting some big-time -- there you go. check it out. a slam dunk with some help. this is my favorite dunk right here. check this out. go ahead. between the legs! >> i just know her mother was not watching and giving permission. >> you know you're a parent when you look at this and my first reaction is, no, that's not safe. over 700,000 people watched this. watch your head! you can see the full clip on cnn.com/robin. >> all right, thank you very much. delta airlines is apologizing to a canadian couple
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months after pleading no contest to a felony burglary charge. as part of the plea deal she will not face charges for other burglaries tied to the ring. several hollywood celebs were targeted by the burglars. police say they have recovered about $3 million worth of stuff. the suspects say they used online gossip sites to figure out when the celebs were not at home. among those targeted, orlando bloom, paris hilton and lindsay lohan. new york state is resorting to drastic measures to save money but those plans are facing a new challenge. nobody got hurt when this truck got stuck under an underpass or an overpass, but the cargo was shaken. [ woman ] dear cat. gentle cat. your hair mixes with pollen and dust in the air. i get congested. my eyes itch. i have to banish you to the garden. but now with zyrtec-d®, i have the proven allergy relief of zyrtec®,
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good morning, sunshine! i'm glad that you are a part of our morning family, because you are. i'm robin meade. here's what's going on today. >> looking northwest, looking northwest towards highway 9. large elephant trunk tornado. >> yeah, that's scary. scary scenes like that one popped up all over the midwest yesterday. now, some of the people who survived the deadly storms are fighting for their lives. a man who survived a fatal oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico is telling one amazing story. you won't believe what he was doing when he heard the blast. and then get out your 3-d
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glasses. that's what you're going to need if you want to see the latest issue of "playboy," 3-d. first, the midwest could be in for another round of heavy storms today. deadly tornados hammered oklahoma and kansas yesterday. we just learned there may have been as many as ten tornados in oklahoma alone. they toppled cars, snapped power poles and ripped houses apart. at least five people are with killed in oklahoma. ten are in critical or serious condition. the rescuers are still searching for any other victims. >> here comes one right there. look at them, they're all over. >> yeah, all around you. >> the storms also blew through kansas. these pictures are from carla westerman who shot them from her house. one man in arkansas said the trees were snapping and furniture was blowing all across his yard. another couple said they're grateful just to be alive.
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>> everybody is okay, nobody got hurt, no animals. >> the only complaint, we didn't have insurance. that's the only complaint. >> no complaint. >> we are alive and we're fine. >> while the rescuers are combing through the damaged areas looking for victims, more severe weather could be in store today. bob, good morning. >> good morning, robin. i want to show you some pictures that weeding, some ireports of hail, just massively huge hail. we're talking about basically golf ball to tennis ball to baseball-sized hail. look at this tornado that was on the ground right around norman, oklahoma. unbelievable. that was one of 37 reports from yesterday. let me show you what's going on this morning. if you're just waking up, most of that activity is across the great lakes. rain continues from wisconsin, michigan, west virginia and kentucky too. back side of this, a brand new low over colorado gets a little energy to eject into the lower part of the plains. severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon but not a huge tornado outbreak like
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yesterday. maybe just a few isolated tornados in missouri and kansas. more on that in just a couple of minutes, robin. you know, wind could push oil from the oil leak in the gulf of mexico to louisiana's coast, but the state's governor is saying they're trying to keep it away from the land. 11 people who were on board the oil rig that exploded are presumed dead, but one survivor says the blast woke him up. >> when i saw the derrick on fire, i knew that there was no way we were putting that fire out. i knew we were more than likely going to abandon the rig. i was still kind of in shock, i didn't expect to see that. it just hit me in my stomach. that's all i kept thinking was there's no way we're getting off here, you know, we're all dead. a public hearing meanwhile on the oil spill is under way right now in louisiana. this is a live picture. the coast guard and the department of interior are talking about what they have done or what they found out so far in their joint
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investigation. you know, if you were afraid to look at your retirement plan last week because the stocks tanked, it might be better to look now. stauk stocks rocketed yesterday. jennifer westhoven is here with more on that. up it goes, down it goes. right now it's up. >> yeah, thanks, rob un. right now it's down. last night it was up and it just shows you how fast things can change when you have a huge move like what we had last week. then there's going to be a long while, while things are trying to find their footing. yesterday's gains very big, the dow closing up by about 400 points. so it will start this morning from 10,785. but fear is back front and center this morning and we'll talk a little bit more in depth about that in 26 minutes when the opening bell rings. right after that we'll get into what's going on on wall street. back to you. four minutes past the hour. the families of the three american hikers being held in iran will get a chance to visit them.
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iranian officials said they made the decision on humanitarian grounds. one hiker's mom says the families have not gotten official word about this but are ready to go. the families say that the hikers crossed iran's border by mistake last year. iran accuses them are being spies. well, in the midwest it's not a pretty morning rush, that's for sure. i'm talking the upper midwest, like chicago, wisconsin, michigan, where else? >> that's who's getting the rain right now and that's all left over from yesterday afternoon's storms. they were heavy at times. let me show you new video we're also getting in from oklahoma. look at this tornado caught on film. this is yesterday afternoon. look at all the individual tornados spinning around it. they're basically circulating around each other, just amazing video to watch. any time you see one of these actions you know it's a powerful tornado and the individual tornados are the ones that do the most damage, the suction vortex, unbelievable. so what's happening now, you have the rain moving through
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chicago into lower parts of wisconsin, stretching into michigan too. heaviest downpours are away from central indiana but you got a good wallop overnight. now the rain is stretching into areas like michigan and will stretch into basically detroit the next couple of hours too. more rain for you guys. you can see the rain right around columbus, ohio, moving over to the south and the east. it gets into pennsylvania and it gets in toward philadelphia by later today, so eastern p.a. be prepared for heavier downpours. look at the snow and rain wrapped up with this low right around salt lake city. you can see it right here around wyoming, into idaho, utah and getting into colorado, more snow for you. more ireports from yesterday's severe weather. check out this incredible video from oklahoma. hail the size of tennis balls right here smashed through windshields, damaged homes. this is from the same set of severe weather that went through the region yesterday and we call those cattle killers, that's how big they are. unbelievable. more in just a little bit. yesterday's daily winner of
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the up to speed with robin meade contest is, kelly f. of west virginia. kelly, you get an autographed photo and a morning express bath robe. people love those. but the grand prize trip, this is why you want to play, folks, is a trip for two to the nascar race in sonoma, california. listen for the nascar word of the day. when you hear it, we're going to say here's your nascar word of the day. go to cnn.com/robin, type it in and you are entered. parents, we have a warning about some kids jewelry that may be toxic. plus tiger woods' career took a new hit, this time from his swing coach. @@@@@@÷xú
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in our salute today, it comes from becky bush and it's to her boyfriend. now, he already served a year in afghanistan and is currently serving in iraq. >> hi, robin. my name is becky bush and this
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salute goes out to my amazing boyfriend, sergeant first class kirk willedestrom. his constant love, support and humor are the things that have gotten me and the kids through this deployment which has been hard on all of us. we are so proud of him and want to thank him for teaching us what true patriotism means. never again will i take my freedom for granted. we can't wait until he comes home safe to us soon. we love and miss him so much. >> you can hear the emotion in her voice, thank you for the salute. if you have somebody in the service go to cnn.com/robin. the cdc says there are another ten possible cases of poisoning from tainted lettuce. the fda is looking at a single farm in arizona as a possible ground zero for an e. coli outbreak. officials recalled more romaine lettuce from that farm last night. last week the outbreak prompted freshway foods to recall its romaine lettuce in 23 states.
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this morning because they have a toxic metal in them. jennifer is looking out for you here. this is from a really popular store, like i see claire's, that's the name of the store, in just about every mall i go in. >> and you see kids' metal jewelry all the time and that's the bigger issue. claire's is a small part of this big story. a few months ago it was a media outlet, journalists at the associated press that were testing kids' metal jewelry, finding that many of them had a toxic poisonous metal in them, cadmium. walmart recalled them. claire's pulled them off the shelves back then too but now is when they got all the formal testing done and, yes, there was cadmium in there. this is the formal recall, best friends charm bracelet made in china. more information is at cnn.com/robin. i think you might want to ask yourself if your kid has any metal costume jewelry, do you want to wait for those tests, especially if they're a small child and put them in their
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mouths. it may be a good idea to take them away, set them aside. guess what else, robin. >> what's that? >> we're talking about kids costume jewelry. they don't test adult costume jewelry. >> which is what most of us wear, right? but you change it every day. >> if your costume jewelry is made in china, that may be affected too. we're just not testing for that and talking about that right now. >> that's kind of scary. okay, give me the real stuff then. i'm just joking. not a laughing matter, though. when it comes to small business, we've been looking at the hiring patterns here and i wish i had better news for you but it really hasn't picked up according to a new survey out this morning. it says that for 27 months in a row now there was almost no change in the number of small business jobs. we watch it so closely because, let me tell you, small companies when they get their motor running can be a huge engine for job growth. not happening yet. that's from the national federation of independent business.
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robin, back to you. >> all right, thank you. tiger woods' long-time swing coach is quitting him. yeah. here's rafer with more on that story. so he's taught him how to rebuild his swing. he's been with him forever and he's now saying i need some changes. >> when i was following tiger woods in charlotte, the rumor is tiger was going to fire this man. that was the rumor. and then a week later, now he says the coach says he's resigning. but robin is right. it's an interesting metaphor because tiger is rebuilding his life. as robin said, hank hainey rebuilt his swing and helped him win 31 pga tournaments but haney says it's his idea, solely his idea and it's time for both parties to move on. it comes after tiger dropped off a tournament when he cited a neck injury. he was asked did that injury come as a result of your infamous car accident? tiger said absolutely not, his body just was not in playing shape. >> i've been away from the game
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for such a long time, then came back and ramped up really quickly in order to try and play the masters. and the body wasn't quite ready for that. >> but it's all just so much more turmoil for this man. he also says he doesn't know when he'll play again. i think he should have definitely taken the summer off. a major league star reportedly fell asleep on the job. future hall of famer ken griffey jr. curiously was not put in a recent game. they asked the team's manager and he didn't tell them why. a couple of players said when they went to look for junior the 40-year-old was asleep in a chair in the clubhouse. >> during a game? >> just like robin is during most of my segments. i kid, i kid. today's true champions are soldiers. 21 marathons in 21 days these two are running. they are from the maine army national guard, together are running 550 miles. and they're stopping at vet centers along the way. and they have got a good
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message. they say marathons are a metaphor for what vets face when they return from war. they want to say work together, take care of your physical and mental health. when you do, and there they are running through rain, snow, sleet and snow. the oil spill in the gulf coast has now grown to an estimated four million gallons. cleaning up all of that is going to take some major manpower, so correspondent richard lui joins us with that angle, that there may be jobs from this. >> there could be a little bit of a silver lining here because they're going to need help to clean up any potential oil spill that does hit the land there. people who lost their jobs in the recession, what they're hoping for is that this thing will turn things around a little bit for them and the line was out the door yesterday in biloxi, mississippi. >> some type of job with the environmental cleanup. hopefully it will lead to something permanent with an environmental company because i've lived here for 40 years and i do care about our gulf coast also. >> mississippi officials saying
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nearly 2,300 people have asked about the jobs, the priority going to gulf coast residents. they do have to get 40 hours of hazmat training before they can start but they have to wait until that oil spill does hit ground when they will be employed and deployed. >> thousands of other jobs in fishing and tourism are at risk. those could come to an end, at least temporarily. what has been the reaction on that front to the spill? >> it's been devastating for so many. we'll talk about one restaurant owner on the mississippi coast. he's saying he's angry, the oil spill is ruining his family's way of life. but two brothers who run a seafood business nearby say they still don't want the drilling to stop right off the coast there. >> just because something of this nature happens in the oil industry, it's not a black eye on the entire industry, it's really not a black eye on bp. it was an unfortunate accident,
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and we're going to have to learn from it. >> we have to drill, there's no way we can get oil in this country within the next 25, 30, 50 years. we can't just turn off the spigot. >> they're saying they are still supporting oil. what a dynamic there on the coast. they also stressed that though bp should pick up the tab for a thorough cleanup, so they want that to be paid for by them, robin. >> richard, thank you. a federal appeals court ordered nine members of the militia group, hutarees, to stay behind bars. they are accused in a plot to kill law enforcement officers. a lower court ruled they could be released on house arrest until trial but the government is appealing that ruling. they have pleaded not guilty. a 10-year-old south carolina girl just got a bronze cross life-saving award from her girl scout troop. isabel bond was at a pool party last summer when a 3-year-old
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good morning. new york stock exchange open for business. wall street had its best day in almost 14 months yesterday. so we're going to check whether it can keep the ball rolling in about seven minutes and jennifer will join us to talk about that. rescuers are searching across oklahoma and kansas this morning looking for victims from yesterday's wicked storms. tornados hammered both states, toppling cars, snapping power poles and ripping houses apart. five people were killed, at least ten people were hurt. the midwest could be in for another round today. on the kansas-oklahoma border, i-35 was closed after the winds there overturned the semis and
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blocked all the lanes. homes were damaged and there was widespread power outages. 47,000 homes and businesses still don't have power. a bug that popped up on twitter appears to be fixed now, but the company says the glitch allowed users to add anybody they wanted as a follower of theirs. even if you said bono is a follower of mine, you could add it. for about an hour yesterday most accounts showed zero followers while the problem was being fixed so it was from one extent to the other. those were the top stories for you. good morning! maybe you slept in just a little bit. i'm robin meade. the companies involved in an oil spill in the gulf of mexico are going to have to answer to lawmakers today. senate hearings begin in about 30 minutes. we're expecting a lot of finger pointing. execs from bp, transocean and halliburton all blame each other for the explosion that led to the leak. now, we also have brand new video of what that leak looks
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like at the source. bp has control of the tape from the underwater robotic cameras. really it's been reluctant to release any of the images but these are some of the first from underwater. you can see the dark cloud of oil just shooting into the water continually basically. homeowners in the flood-ravaged tennessee area are getting some help. if they have an fha loan, they will not have their homes foreclosed on for at least the next 90 days. that's from the department of housing and urban development. many business owners, for them the losses are devastating. >> i opened this store so it's kind of like my baby, you know. we try so hard here to have a certain look and a certain atmosphere. so it's devastating to walk in and find this water and this muck and this mush in your store. >> tim mcgraw and faith hill are putting together a flood benefit concert and that's scheduled for next month. more than a week after the floods, we're still hearing about dramatic survival stories.
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listen to this story of 10-year-old delaney. she was sucked into a drainpipe by the rushing water. >> we were probably walking right here and my friend lost her balance and she slipped down into the water. and i had stepped into the water a little bit to pull her out and then we fell in. the water started pulling me. >> and i heard this screaming and it was like the most gutteral, animalistic, horrifying thing that i heard. >> i had a little bit of an ear under the water and i was completely under the pipe. i thought i was going to die. >> i bet she did think that. her dad found her face down in the water after she came out of the drainpipe. he was ready to start cpr when delaney opened her eyes and started breathing, thank goodness. she seems like such an impressive little girl. >> holy cow. >> a great communicator there. but my gosh! and those are the type of stories that -- i mean they could happen around the block
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and it's things that would make headlines every single day and you can't imagine that that was your own town. >> it's so easy to fall into one of those things, it can happen in a split second. i'm just so happy she's all right. let me show you what's going on right now. we have the rain from yesterday's thunderstorm action still plaguing areas around the great lakes and into the midwest and also edging into the northeast right now. here's your low, that was the storm that was responsible for all the severe weather we had yesterday. 37 reports of tornados, kansas into oklahoma. but now it's all just a good solid sheet of rain into areas like wisconsin, minnesota, michigan and now edging back into pennsylvania. slight chance of severe weather today, but the good news is this, we still have that storm, another one coming off the rocky mountains. a lot of moisture still in place. but the energy coming off the rocky mountains plus all the jetstreams from yesterday to get the shear going are not going to be there today. we still have the risk of a couple of twisters, lower parts of missouri, northern parts of oklahoma and kansas. not the outbreak like what we
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had but a chance of an isolated tornado or two. up to north chicago you see the rain just outside the city. that rotates back in later today. more showers getting out of indianapolis but will be back later this afternoon. wind out there too and the rain stretching to kalamazoo, all the wait back to ohio. thunderstorms just outside of columbus riding into kentucky and west virginia but the rain will be hefy across places like pennsylvania. so who has the worst weather of the day today? this time i'm not going with severe weather, i'm going with heavy downpour action. pittsburgh, pennsylvania. look at the radar. currently temperatures in the mid-40s. worst weather goes to pittsburgh. more on that in a half hour. >> that's when the worms come out. >> it's going to smell like fish by the end of the day. a senior administration official says that the times square bomb suspect went to pakistan looking for help to carry out an attack. now, white house advisers are saying that faisal shahzad was already planning to stage some kind of attack when he met with
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pakistani taliban members. they say they now have evidence of the taliban's involvement. president obama's supreme court pick may have a confirmation fight coming in the senate. two republican senators are criticizing elena kagan for trying to keep military recruiters from harvard law school back in 2003. kagan opposed the don't ask, don't tell policy and said that gays and lesbians should be able to serve openly in the military. one senator says that trying to block the recruiters may disqualify her. >> she's very, very tiny. very petite in her height. i think they gave her a box to stand on yesterday. see watch. i think as they keep going, they put her on a box. about seven minutes into the trading day and the stocks are not off to the same fast start as they were yesterday. >> stay with me, tell me if this makes sense. i'm going to give you an analogy. think about the diving board,
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right. now somebody goes up on the diving board, they take the jump and then they jump off and the diving board kind of goes -- that's kind of what's happening after last week's big move. that's the first, right, and then you get these patterns where the stock market will move in smaller and smaller increments as things try to move back into an eequal lib rum state. that's the kind of pattern you would see. so today you've got fear back in front because a lot of people are also concerned, we don't exactly know what happened last thursday. does that mean it could happen again? so you're getting the focus on the bailout in europe and the possibility of inflation in china, but basically it just means there's a lot of fear out there. so the dow is off 72. a little bit -- this surprised me. toyota managed not just to make
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money, they managed to make a lot of money in the latest quarter. more than a billion dollars in the latest three months despite all of those millions of recalls of potentially runaway toyotas. they even did a lot better than last year when none of this is happening. it's partly because in japan, which is toyota's headquarters, of course, their home country, they're having a kind of cash for clunkers deal just like we did. robin, back to you. a couple found a cute little dog in mexico. they wanted to give him a forever home. but after handing him over at the airport for the flight home, they never saw the little guy again. and for those of you who say you only read "playboy" for the articles, yeah, here's your chance to prove it, at work.
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that's going to get your attention. here is your chance to win a trip to sonoma, california, and the nascar race there. kasey kahne, would you please give us your nascar word of the day. >> i'm kasey kahne. today's nascar word of the day is victory lane. >> so victory lane it is. you know, the spot on the racetrack where the winner parks for the celebration. so what do you do with that? go to cnn.com/robin and in the proper area, it's going to be obvious, type in victory lane, and you could win the daily prize of one of those cool morning express bath robes, everybody loves them, and a signed picture. but the grand prize, honey, is a trip for two to the nascar race in june. i'm going to meet you there as well and we'll spend some time
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together. new research suggests that people with heartburn may be taking some big risks with the drugs that they're taking. richard lui, it's one of the stories that he's covering in the next hour. >> some folks are taking those drugs that may help them with digestive problems because they may eat a tough meal, maybe a barbecue, what have you, but we're getting some information, a study that shows many folks may not need to take it, plus there are some risks when you do take this digestive drug. we'll get more details on that. then there's also a huge sinkhole that practically swallowed a house. police can only see the roof, but they can't find the family that may have been inside of that house. we'll have all of that, robin, in about 20 minutes. >> you got it, thank you. delta airlines is apologizing big-time to a canadian couple for losing their dog. the couple found paco while they were on vacation in mexico. they say that they gave him to airline employees to put him on the flight back home and never saw the little guy again.
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according to delta, the dog escaped from its kennel before they could get him on the plane. paco's owners are heart broken. >> the dog was left down by us i feel like because it trusted us as its caretakers to safely take it to where it needed to be and that we would be with it and we trusted delta and they let us down. >> well, delta released a statement saying our staff have conducted exhaustive searches to locate the dog. delta offers its sincere apologies that it has been unable to recover the dog. delta goes on to say it has offered to reimburse the couple for all of the expenses associated with the dog. "playboy" is creating a safe for work website which it describes as, quote, everything you love about men's entertainment and the internet, minus the stuff that will get you into hot water at the office. it's called "the smoking jacket." but do not bring this version do work. "playboy's" june edition features a 3-d center fold. i said 3-d, complete with 3-d
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glasses. so it will be so obvious that you're the one because you've got these glasses. hi, bob. >> i guess it's cheaper than the actual pop-up. remember in kids' books it would pop up. >> that's next. >> there you go. good morning, robin. chicago, you have some delays, both midway and o'hare, about a half-hour delay but that could grow as the winds come around this afternoon. cleveland, rain, wind, half-hour delays. detroit, rain and wind also with half-hour delays coming through. las vegas, it's going to be windy today. winds to 40, even 45 miles per hour. it will bounce you around and give you short delays. pittsburgh, it's going to be rain with half-hour delays there too. more on that in about a half an hour. some of you may get to say goodbye to the mail-in rebates. hello instant rebate. give me my money now. these sensors indicate change at la quinta inns and suites!
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live pictures in orlando. casey anthony's lawyers are busy arguing that she should not get the death penalty if convicted of killing her daughter, caylee. they're taking a somewhat unusual approach. last hour i spoke with "in session's" host ryan smith from our sister network trutv. >> the imposition of the death penalty, they're trying to preclude it because of gender bias. they're saying because of casey anthony's lifestyle, because of what you see in the pictures and all of that, they're saying that a man who is similarly situated would not be subject to the death penalty so they want to pull it off the table. the other motion that's a big powerful motion today is a bad faith motion. they're basically saying this, the prosecution has filed for the death penalty in bad faith. in the very beginning the prosecution said they weren't going to pursue the death penalty. the defense is saying once you found out we got $200,000 from a media outlet, you saw this was the kind of money we had and you wanted to deny casey anthony the
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ability to retain jose baez and, therefore, you filed it in bad faith. >> at yesterday's hearing the judge ruled that jurors will be chosen from somewhere other than orlando. he'll also sequester them and put the lawyers under a gag order. anthony's lawyers are pushing to take the trial to miami. lawmakers want you to get your rebate right at the cash register. you know the hassles of most rebates, you have to send in the proof of purchase, find your receipt, wait to get the money and as a result about half of rebates are never redeemed. well, legislation proposed in new jersey would require instant rebates if the retailer is advertising the rebate price. i like the instant. a lawmaker is urging maker leaguers to boycott next year's all-star game in arizona and it's all over a recently passed immigration law. hi, rafer. >> hi, robin. you know what, i think this could actually happen. it's such a hot-button topic, as you know. other sports teams have gotten
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involved in this debate. now a whole league can step in. 27% of major league players are latino. democratic senator robert menendez from new jersey wants them to boycott next year's all-star game in phoenix. this is not unprecedented. the nfl pulled the 1993 super bowl out of arizona because the state didn't recognize martin luther king day. now, as far as the law goes, if you don't know, in arizona officers can check people's immigration status if they suspect they're there illegally when they have been stopped for a crime. they can ask for i.d. supporters say it cracks down on illegal immigration. houston linebacker brian cushing could have his defensive rookie of the year award stripped after testing positive and admitting to taking a banned substance. this is unprecedented. but the ap, who gives out the award, is going to have a revote now since he was caught cheating. now, his name is still going to be on the ballot with other players, but if he gets -- if he does win in the revote, that will also be amazing.
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i don't think he will. he was suspended four games for the upcoming season. so baseball, pay attention. speaking of setting a good example, the major league soccer team, the seattle sounders are giving fans a refund after they stunk it up on the field in a big-time loss to l.a. the team says if you're a season ticket holder and renew for next year and you sat through this game, you'll get a full game free next year. >> that's a good promotion. >> it's a great idea. and lastly, today's viral video will make parents a bit uneasy but it's so cute. a little girl got some big-time help to become a slam dunk artist right there. check slam dunk artist. check it out. this is the best dunk of all of them. watch it right here. between between the legs. >> i just wonder if mom gave permission. >> i know. well, over 700,000 people have watched this on youtube. we dug it up for you. and it's on cnn.com/robin. all right, guys.
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glad you didn't drop her. that's sports. a 9/11 statue commemorating new york firefighters is going to be on sale from ebay tomorrow but you can't take it home. it has to stay at the national emergency training center near washington. it was commissioned by an investment firm which is now under a fraud investigation. so a court-appointed attorney is selling it for at least half a million dollars to help the affected investors. crews looking for storm victims in the midwest face two challenges today. they have to sort through miles of debris, and the threat of even more severe storms. it's rollback time here at walmart.
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