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than diesel fuel. >> but i think it will work in the end. >> reporter: just a matter of time? >> matter of time. >> reporter: tory dunham, cnn, washington. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with brooke baldwin. >> suzanne, thanks so much. good to be with all of you on a monday. i'm brooke baldwin. let's show you live pictures. we're watching and we're awaiting the president, packed room here, these are live pictures from redford, the redford plant, daimler's redford engine plant to be specific today this is the greater detroit area. we're expecting the president. this is an invitation only audience. we're expecting to hear themes of the economy, and middle class. couple of backdrops, just to put this in the back of your head as we continue this conversation with our chief white house correspondent who i'll bring in in a moment here. just yesterday, the president met with the speaker of the house, john boehner, to talk specifically about avoiding the fiscal cliff. we are mere weeks from that, you
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know, basically kicking in, first of the year. that's when everyone's taxes would be going up. that happened just yesterday. and also you have all these pro union protests happening not too far away in lansing, michigan. we have a correspondent there as well. we'll talk to here. jessica yellin to you in washington. and, first things first, you think here michigan, you think the birth place of unions and you think about all these people who are very frustrated with this, everything i read, it seems to be pretty much a done deal, this right to work legislation, that the governor has indicated he would sign. these are the folks who helped elect the president not too long ago. should the president step in and go to bat for them? >> well, you know, the unions have been enormously supportive of the president as you point out. not only during this campaign, not only as foot stole jer sold helping get out the vote, but also financially with their
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dollars. the white house already expressed its support for the unions opposing right to work legislation. one of a white house official put out a statement today, matt lairic, saying in part, let me find the statement, president obama has long opposed so-called right to work laws and he continues to oppose them now. the president believes our economy is stronger when workers get good wages and good benefits. and he opposes attempts to -- he opposes attempts that -- can we change the graphic? >> it is up on the screen. >> he opposes the -- roll back their rights. michigan and its workers' role in the revival of the u.s. automobile industry is a prime example of how unions have helped build a strong middle class and strong american economy. that has come from matt lairic before the president's speech there. polls show michiganders are torn, divided on this measure. some polls show a little bit of majority support on the effort. but the president is coming down
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squarely on the side of unions here. and he -- there is leave nothing room for doubt where he stands, brooke. >> that's what we're hearing, what you're getting from the white house today and certainly we don't know, but perhaps the president will mention what is happening not too far away in lansing. let me ask you, jessica, the fiscal cliff is something we have been talked about each and every day here on cnn, the president met with the speaker of the house and am i correct, has it been about a year since the two of them had a one on one face to face, so what are we learning detailwise from the meeting? >> the bottom line is the status appears to remain at stalemate. the white house is eressing the view that the president believes it is still possible to get to a deal, but they want to hear more -- they want to hear specifics from republicans on revenue and they have not heard that. that's what the white house was saying before the deal -- before
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the meeting last friday they were saying this. the speaker's office is saying they still want to hear from the white house on more details on spending cuts, also that is what the speaker's office was saying before the meeting last friday. so the message today is exactly what it was last friday. the meeting happened yesterday. on sunday. so we are where we were. does that mean that nothing happened in the meeting? no, there could have been some progress, but nothing that would breakthrough to an actual deal. so the bottom line remains from the white house it seems reading between the lines they want the gop to give on rates and speaker boehner clearly did not say, yes, he is willing to raise rates for the top 2%, no deal from the white house's perspective until that happens. obviously speaker boehner wants a little more detail from the white house on other issues before he moves. >> so status is stalemate, at least thus far. jessica yellin, don't go too far away. we'll continue this conversation again as we are awaiting the president speaking at the
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daimler redford engine plant there in michigan today. as we are talking michigan, i want to take you to lansing, here, as we were discussing this whole -- a lot of protests at the state capital, the visit here to michigan for the president comes really at a crisis point for the state's union workers. listen to this. >> shame on you! shame on you! shame on you! >> you hear the chanting, the shouting, since last thursday. protesters have been saying shame on you at the michigan state house where less than 24 hours from now lawmakers could deliver a crippling blow to organized labor by voting to turn michigan into this country's 24th right to work state. what does that mean? basically that allows workers not to pay union dues. protests as we can tell have quieted today. but these demonstrations, like you're seeing here, they are expected to grow as this measure is getting closer and closer to passage. let me go to lansing, to alison kosik there, and just, alison,
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set the scene for me, how many people have you seen out there and i imagine quite a police presence as well. >> there is beginning to be a police presence, but consider this more of the calm before the storm. you just showed the demonstrations from last week, if that's any indication, yes, police have been getting ready, they're getting their barricades ready. we have seen them out today. i walked inside the capital, saw a lot of police inside because what is expected tomorrow, thousands are expected to descend upon the michigan state capital, expected to march down this street, all the way up to the state -- the city hall here for lansing. these roads are expected to be closed and you'll see thousands of blanketing the street, right up until the first vote, 10:00 a.m., the senate takes up the house measure. the house will take up the senate measure. they are expected to pass. once that happens, if that indeed does happen, brooke, it would go to the governor's desk where he's expected to sign it. >> as we anticipate that, want to point out a couple of polls here as we talk, alison,
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multiple polls taken in michigan, 600 people in michigan were asked it they support right to work generally and we have the numbers. here you go. more or less split, 54% favoring, 40% oppose. look at the same poll, the same group when presented with pros and cons of right to work, asked if they favor it, 51% say they oppose. 42% favor. when you look at this, alison, doesn't look like a very clear directive, does it? >> reporter: no, there is a disconnect there. when you see those polled, the 600 folks who live in michigan, who at first you look at that and they say, you know what, it is a good idea, the majority said, that people shouldn't be forced to pay union dues, but then it is also hard for folks who live in michigan to say, wait a minute, this could take away the clout of the unions, the unions that are really the life blood of michigan, many say it is the unions which built
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michigan up in first place. you have to also remember there is a huge symbolic element of to this. the united autoworkers union was born here in michigan. it is hard for the folks who live here to see the power of the unions be diminished and the reality is, if this law passes, brooke, it means not only in michigan you'll see the power of unions fall, but this could also be the first salvo for unions across the country to lose their clout as well. brooke? >> alison kosik, thank you. we won't go too far from you. want to remind all of you, we're watching, awaiting the president in redford, michigan. as soon as we see him, we will bring you back to live pictures on the issue of these unions in lansing. also wanted to let you know, the vice president of the uaw will be joining me here within the next hour or so. and we'll talk to her. she's negotiating. she's the one negotiating with the governor on behalf of some 17,000 members who are working for the state of michigan and we'll ask her if she has some last minute salvo or plea for the governor. stay tuned for that.
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i want to switch gears to a fast moving story, a group of syrian rebels helping the fight overthrow bashar al assad is about to be declared a terrorist organization. u.s. government documents indicate the radical group, known as the al nursa front has ties to al qaeda. they'll be labeled as terrorists tomorrow. the same rebel fighters are believed to be playing a part in the iraqi insurgency. these documents show that secretary of state hillary clinton signed these papers making the declaration official, back on the 20th of last month. much more on this story out of syria next hour. an american doctor kidnapped in afghanistan and what happens next involves around the clock negotiations and a dramatic act of courage by s.e.a.l. team six. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. the death of a pop star.
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♪ a picture shows what happened moments before jenni rivera's plane crashed. plus, boys disappear from a reform school and are never heard from again. >> these are children who came here and died for one reason or another and quite literally have been lost in the woods. >> the answers may lie in this cemetery. and one governor floating the idea of setting tuition rates based upon your major. this may change college forever. americans believe they should be in charge of their own future.
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you know we'll take him live. but i do want to move on to the next story, i'm sure many of you were talking about this here, many are calling dr. joseph a hero. 9r9dvçawiwm:sfzñsxrpk
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among the victims, nicholas check, one of the s.e.a.l.s here this is the same group that helped take down osama bin laden, but we don't know if check was part of that mission there in pakistan. so today, morning star staffers, they are far from joyous. a statement online says, quote, our relief in the safe rescue of mr. joseph is now tempered by our deep grief over the loss of this hero. we want them to know that we will always be grateful for this sacrifice and that we will honor that sacrifice in any way we can. i want tozienke, a former navy s.e.a.l. good to see you. welcome back. let me throw a hypothetical at you. let's say you're currently, you know, part of s.e.a.l. team six. you get this phone call.8íév9k÷ñ
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you win, the s.e.a.l.s are trying to never give up and to win. it takes a lot of resources to do it. the training is very intense, very difficult. but these guys know, they have been in sustained combat operations for over ten years, they're all veterans of this environment, and unfortunately it is a reminder that the taliban and al qaeda and those terrorist organizations like them in some cases have been involved and they remain a threat. >> so you want to win, but then how do you negotiate? how do you first establish contact with either terrorists, smugglers, members of the taliban? how does that happen? >> well, the reports say this is a combined operation. we have afghan, u.s. intelligence forces. it is very difficult, the environment is difficult to gain credible intelligence. but i think they're doing the best they can.
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it is a difficult mission. sequestration is going to have an effect on the force. i think we should all be aware that forces like these are enormously expensive, they're enormously risky. and if we're going to conduct the operations, we have to do it right and give our troops that are in harm's way rules of engagement that makes sense and support they need to win. >> what is the riskiest part? >> well, in this case, the riskiest part is the loss of life. there is -- these operations are very difficult, very complex, a lot of moving parts and anthey n go wrong in a hurry. it is a risky business. unfortunately in the holiday period, you know, a loss of life is never easy and my heart and best wishes go out to the family. >> did you know him, this s.e.a.l., who died heroically?
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>> well, not well. you know it a pretty small community. there is not very many and when you get to that level of force, there is even fewer people. so we all know who each other is, and of course we had the loss of the two s.e.a.l.s -- former s.e.a.l.s in benghazi, a lot of answers that still need to be addressed. a lot of questions need to be answered for that. and another tragedy here, you know, very young individual here, considering the age of the team and certainly a tragedy for the command, this nation, and his family. >> it is a tragedy, we know that dilip joseph is alive at the loss, as the new york times is reporting, six deaths here. but isn't this a lot of times these kidnappings in places like rural afghanistan, a lot of it is about money, is it not? >> well, it is. money, power, corruption. it is a very difficult terrain.
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again, i think it is a very sober reminder that the taliban in some cases is growing. al qaeda certainly has been emboldened over events that, you know, recently. and they remain a threat to the united states and our allies. and we need to make sure we're vigilant. >> ryan zinke, thank you so much. >> what was your immediate reaction? >> shattered, gutted, heart broken. >> just days after a nurse killed herself, after this prank call, two radio deejays are speaking out and the interview takes an emotional turn. that's next. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news.
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the two australian deejays say they're sorry after prank calling the hospital treating the duchess of cambridge. a nurse who fell for the radio prank was found dead of an apparent suicide. now the deejays are responding to this growing worldwide backlash. but before we play their apology, just a reminder of what exactly happened here. posing as queen elizabeth and prince charles, these deejays call up the hospital in london where catherine was being treated for acute morning sickness. the woman you then see right here is the nurse who was working the switch board.
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she's the one who passed that call on to another nurse, looking after catherine, who revealed some pretty private information about the duchess of cambridge's condition. they aired the recording of the fob call on tuesday and on friday, the nurse was found dead of an apparent suicide. the deejays now off the air appeared on australian tv. watch. >> how did you hear about jacintha sal ddanhsaldanha's de? >> we both found out about the same time and i think it was -- >> the worst phone call i've ever had in my life. >> what was your immediate reaction? >> shattered, gutted, heart broken and obviously, you know,
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our deepest sympathies are with the family and the friends of all those affected. and, you know, obviously mel and myself are incredibly sorry for the situation and what's happened. and, you know, we hope they're doing okay and they're getting the love and support that they deserve and need right now. but personally i'm -- gutted. >> there is not a minute goes by that we don't think about her family and what they must be going through. and the thought that we may have played a part in that is gut wrenching. >> the radio station today fm canceled their show today and all prank calls have been suspended across its national radio network.
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well, every history major maybe knows their friends with engineering degrees will probably end up making the big bucks one day. but, now there say move to link what students study to what they actually pay to attend college. here's christine romans with that. christine? >> brooke, should you pay tuition based on which major you choose? the governor of florida, rick scott, is considering it. a task force appointed by the governor wants students who pursue so-called stem majors to pay less at state universities than students in less demand disciplines like history, philosophy, english. the idea is to steer kids toward fields where there is the most need. liberal arts professors complain the stem push could hurt small liberal arts programs suffering from budget cuts. florida hack looking to reform education in the state. your college major greatly affects how much money you make. according to the census data,
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engineering majors earn $3.5 million over a 40-year career, more than the median earnings for all majors, $2.4 million. those with education majors earn the least, $1.8 million. brooke? bottom of the hour here, i'm brooke baldwin. thanks for being with me. you see the crowds, you see the president. he's speaking at redford, michigan, not too far from detroit. take a listen. >> so in addition to seeing the best workers in the world, you've got -- you've also got all this cool equipment. i want to try out some of the equipment. but secret service wouldn't let me. they said you're going to drop something on your head. hurt yourself. they were worried i would mess
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something up. and i -- they may not admit it, but i'm pretty sure they were happy the secret service wouldn't let me touch the equipment. now, it's been a little over a month since the election came to an end. [ applause ] so it's now safe for you to turn your televisions back on. all those scary political ads are off the air. you can answer your phone again. nobody's calling you in the middle of dinner, asking for your support. but i have to -- look, i have to admit, there is one part of the campaign that i miss. and that is it is a great excuse for me to get out of washington, and come to towns like this, and talk to the people who work so hard every day and are looking out for their families and are in their communities.
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and just having a conversation about what kind of country do we want to be? what kind of country do we want to leave behind for our kids. ultimately that's what this is about. and i believe and i've been saying this not just for the last six months or the last year, but ever since i got into public office, i believe america only succeeds and thrives when we got a strong and growing middle class. that's what i believe. i believe we're at our best when everybody who works hard has a chance to get ahead. that they can get a job that pays the bills. that they got health care they can count on. that they can retire with dignity and respect. maybe take a vacation once and a while. nothing fancy. you know, just -- just being able to pack up the kids and go
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some place and enjoy time with people that you love. make sure that your kids can go to a good school. make sure they can aspire to be whatever they want to be. that idea is what built america. that's the idea that built michigan. that's the idea that is at the heart of the economic plan i've been talking about all year long on the campaign trail. i want to give more americans the chance to earn the skills, the businesses they're looking for right now. and give our kids the kind of education they need to succeed in the 21st century. i want to make sure america leads the world in research and technology, and clean energy. i want to put people back to work, rebuilding our roads and our bridges and our schools. that's how we grow an economy.
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i want us to bring down our deficits but i want to do it in a balanced, responsible way. and i want to reward -- i want -- businesses and manufacturers like detroit diesel, right here, creating jobs, right here, in redford, right here in michigan, right here in the united states of america. that's where we need to go. that's the country we need to build. and when it comes to bringing up manufacturing back to america, that's why i'm here today. since 1938, detroit diesel has been turning out some of the best engines in the world. over all those years, generations of redford workers
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have walked through these doors. not just to punch a clock, not just to pick up a paycheck, not just to build an engine, but to build a middle class life for their families, to earn a shot at the american dream. for 7 1/2 decades, through good times and bad, through revolutions and technology that sent a lot of good jobs, manufacturing jobs overseas, men and women like you, your parents, maybe even your grandparents, have done your part to build up america's manufacturing strength. that's something you can all be proud of. and now you're writing a new proud chapter to that history. eight years ago you started building axels here alongside the engines. that meant more work, that meant more jobs. so you start seeing products,
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more products stamped with those three proud words, made in america. today daimler is announcing a new $120 million investment into this plant creating 115 good new union jobs, building transmissions and turbocharges, right here in redford. 115 good new jobs right here in this plant, making things happen. that's great for the plant. it is great for the community. but it is also good for american manufacturing. soon you guys will be building all the key parts that go into powering a heavy duty truck all at the same facility. nobody else in america is doing that. nobody else in north america is
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doing that. and by putting everything together in one place, under one roof, daimler engineers can design each part so it works better with the others. that means greater fuel efficiency for your trucks. it means greater savings for your customers. that's a big deal. and it is just the latest example of daimler's leadership on this issue. last year i was proud to have your support when we announced the first ever national fuel efficiency standards for commercial trucks, which is going to help save consumers money and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. >> you've been listening to the president here speaking, flanked by middle class americans. he just mentioned 115 good new union jobs, specifically there. he's at this engine plant, detroit -- daimler diesel plant here that the engine plant. all part of this new investment that is just put out today, the backdrop of his visit, this $120
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million to create new jobs and expand u.s. production. have not yet heard, we'll keep listening, if the president will make mention of what is happening not too far away in lansing, michigan, with regard to many union workers here, this fight -- this fight here about right to work legislation and it sounds like the governor really is poised to sign this, if and when that happens tomorrow. so we'll take you to lansing. we'll take you back here to listen to the president. we'll keep a close ear on that. we want to get to this other story. this is making ripples through the america and beyond. the death of a pop star. what happened on board jenni rivera's plane before it crashed and who was she? that's next.
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the music industry along with millions of fans are mourning the loss of a powerful female voice. mexican star genie rivera was killed when her plane crashed in the mountains of northern mexico, early sunday. the impact was so severe, that pieces of the plane were found scattered across this wide area. at least five others were on board. some, her closest colleagues, were also killed. rivera had just finished performing in monterey, mexico, telling supporters she was happy with her life. ♪
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♪ >> beyond her 15 million records sold, she was a powerful economic force. she talked about her career with cnn espanol in 2010. >> translator: it is very flattering when they tell me i'm a great artist, a great entertainer, that when i'm on stage, i can entertain the audience, i can go into the recording studio and come up with a great production. before all that i was a business woman. i'm primarily business minded. >> speaking of the businesses, she started several reality shows. she was a judge on the popular tv show called "the voice mexico." and just in october, people named rivera one of the 25 most powerful women.
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her brother spoke about her legacy. >> even though we can accept it, we don't want to accept it, death is going to come to all of us. it might come in an accident. but it never comes accidentally. god has everything in his hands. and it is hard to accept. it is painful. we cry. because we're going to miss -- i'm going to miss my sister. we're all going to miss our sister. but it is going to come and the support from the fans that loved her, i mean, just the hugs, their tears, it's consoling to us and it is really beautiful, you know, to have all these fans coming and just saying, you know, they're with you and they made our family and we have to give them the respect also for making us. ♪
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♪ king of glory coming down on clouds ♪ >> family and fans gathering outside the rivera family home. this is lakewood, california. tweets from celebrities and fans expressing their condolences. alejandro aura joins me. gosh, people are reeling. people are reeling over this. and just talking to people who weren't as familiar with her, we know she was a businesswoman, she seemed like a pretty tough woman and a mother and a grandmother. who was she? >> she personified, brooke, the american dream to the latino community and mexican women. she showed that even if you had hard beginnings like she did and her family did, even if you had a humble life because she did not come from money, you were able to become powerful, like she did in this country. she was a mother in high school. before she was 17 years old. her mother crossed the border
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while she was pregnant with jenni. when she was born in long beach, california, she had no money. she worked on the streets selling cds, selling flowers. none of this was an obstacle for her to become a successful entrepreneur. her style of music, the first female banda singer that was a style of music at the time that was mostly dominated by male. >> what is it banda -- all of these, it is all men. >> all men. she was the first female voice to express what women were thinking at time. when you were listening to male songs, they were about women, about drinking or about -- at the time, banda music is more about drug trafficking chronicles, but she was talking about domestic violence, she was talking about being poor, being a single mother. she was talking about how hard it is to be a hispanic woman in this country. >> she brought many women strength and hopefully she will continue to. finally in 20 seconds, she has
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five children? >> yes. >> what will the community miss most about her? >> i think it is going to be her ability to drive people together. anything that jenni would say on television would make the community gather. if she would say, i want you to fight for this cause, to end domestic violence, they would do it. >> thank you so much. come back anytime. >> my pleasure. thank you, brooke. >> thank you. capella university understands businesses are trying to come back from rough economic times. employees are being forced to do more with less. and the need for capable leaders is greater than ever. when you see these problems do you take a step back, or do you want to dive right in? with a degree in business from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to go further in your career than you ever thought possible. let's get started at progressive direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive, and they're them. yes.
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i want to return now to the budget talks in washington. as you know, the focus right now is on who will pay what, tax rate, come the first of the year. we have to keep in mind that if there is no deal, we're looking at automatic cuts to government spending programs. going to be tough calls because we're talking about items just to pick one at random for you today as crucial as the safety
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of america's food supply. here is emily schmidt. >> reporter: preparing for the holidays at paul and theresa's house is a reminder of something else just around the corn, a fiscal cliff deadline personal here. >> i just can't imagine funding being cut at this point. it would be tragic. >> reporter: tressa is worried mandatory budget cuts would affect food safety inspections. >> chloe was in the hospital for two weeks, luke for three. >> reporter: the centers for disease control says contaminated food sickens about 48 million people a year, 3,000 people die. so the fda and the usda's food safety and inspection service are charged with protecting the food supply. an 8.2% budget cut translates to a combined $157 million. there is no word exactly what cuts would mean to inspector staffing. >> they both are stretched thin when it comes to the inspection activities and the food safety
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work they do. they really need an increased resources and not fewer resources. >> agencies always say they're stretched. >> reporter: dean clancy is with freedom works, an organization that promotes smaller government and he says the cuts leave nothing to fear. >> getting spending under control endangers public health and safety is a really irresponsible scare tactic. especially when you realize these aren't real cuts, these are reductions from anticipated increases in spending. >> cut the budget for the work that the agencies do, it is going to significantly impact them today it going to significantly impact them tomorrow. >> you made that one, didn't you? >> reporter: tressa and her kids are healthy and food safety advocates. >> remember, we all have to eat. >> reporter: and they say nobody should have to fear what they eat. a company that tracks food recalls says there were 414 last quarter. the highest level in at least two years. most of the rauecalls came from worries about foodborne illness.
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emily schmidt, cnn, washington. coming up next hour, a big guest, we'll speak live with senator olympia snowe, she's saying she would vote for a tax hike on the wealthy. don't miss that. listen to this, very, very carefully here, doctors use a disabled form of the virus that causes aids to save the life of a child. this is amazing. more on how this was done, whether this is a cure for leukemia. next. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. i have obligations. cute tobligations, but obligations.g. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio.
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this pennsylvania girl named emily whitehead just turned 7. a feat that not only has her family overjoyed, but doctors extremely hopeful for other cancer patients. you see, emily was dieing from this rare and aggressive leukemia defying all treatment. so her parents really with no other choice, they put her in this trial program. doctors used emily's own immune cells and reengineered them to fight the cancer. this is the thing. this cancer treatment is so brutal, it made her so, so sick
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before possibly curing her. want you to hear what her father told cbs about their family's darkest hour. >> she is as sick as you can get. you know. they said you should call your family in, there is a good chance she won't be here in the morning. >> now look at emily. doctors at the children hospital of philadelphia say they detect no cancer in her, even after eight months. let me bring in senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen who i was telling during the commercial break, i read this yesterday and it blew my mind. >> these are patients, 12 patients like emily, who had tried either everything or nearly everything. they had done the chemo, they had done what they were supposed to do for their leukemia or lymphoma, nine out of 12 saw some form of response. >> this is a form of the aids virus. >> yes. >> explain that. >> someone said to me, is this another form of chemo? no, something totally different. what they do is they use a form
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of the aids virus, obviously you change so it doesn't give you aids, and you change it and do the therapy, so that it actually affects the genes of your t cells. your t cells are your attack cells in your immune system. it reprograms the t cells to attack cancer cells and the t cells which up until now haven't been working very well go, i know what to do now and they actually attack the cancer cells. didn't work for everybody. nine out of 12 had a response. she's been in remission for eight months on the other end of the scale, someone in remission for two and a half years. >> so we all know someone touched by cancer. and in a minute, here, is this the kind of thing that anyone can think, okay, maybe my mother could try this or my son could try this? >> no, there is two issues. they're really in the baby stages of this. and no one is talking about this as a cure at all. even in that ballpark. so we're talking about just for leukemia and lymphoma at the moment. as you heard her father say, it can make you really sick. very, very sick. you're taking a risk. only people who they'll do this
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on right now is people who really tried pretty much everything else. so this isn't something, you know, gee, mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer, let's do this, no way, no how. this is end of the road therapy and still in the very beginning stages. >> here's hoping it grows out of those stages and develops. >> it is a great proof of principle. that's what is exciting about it. >> elizabeth cohen, thank you very much. coming up here, boys disappear from this reform school. never are heard from again. well, today, new evidence could suggest the answers lie in one cemetery. extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit today for a special trial offer. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications,
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top of the hour. i'm brooke baldwin. i want to begin with a fast moving story out of syria. a group of rebels helping fight to overthrow president bashar al assad is about to be declared a terrorist organization. u.s. government documents indicate this radical group known as the al nursa front has ties to al qaeda. this group has been behind some
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of the major military successes for the syrian rebels thus far. but also some more extreme tactics like suicide bombings. nick payton walsh joins me now live from beirut. nick, we know some of the same fighters fought in the iraqi insurgency. what more do we know about them? >> reporter: well, it is interesting how the u.s. government has chosen to designate this group. they quite simply said that the front, which is what many people remember from the syrian rebellion, behind the key victories, the more extreme tactics, suicide bombings, even claimed attacks on part civilian regime held areas, it says this name is simply another name for al qaeda in iraq, which we all recall from the iraqi insurgency. that is clearing the link between iraqi insurgents and these parts of the syrian rebels, but to many syrians on the ground looking for success from the rebel military movement, these men are actually the vanguard of their rebellion.
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>> the u.s., though, nick, hasn't offered much more than verbal encouragement here to these opposition fighters at least at this point in the game here. is anti-american sentiment, is it growing inside syria? >> reporter: i think it is fair to say that when i was in iraq two or three months ago people were already expressing massive frustration at the lack of outside help. yes, much of it voiced toward the united states, that has grown. my colleague arwa damon pointing out many are growing increasingly anti-american in their sentiments, looking perhaps to the front for some greater sense of guidance in the future because they seem to have their act together, to be disciplined and effective and some frustration at the free syrian army who aren't providing services for people at this time. the real danger at this point is now we see this radical group being black listed, being called terrorists and it will be hard for the u.s. to deal with them in the future taken will cause a
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split within the rebel movement. how do you have a harmonious future? >> nick payton walsh, thank you. what is happening in michigan, where within the next 24 hours, lawmakers are expected to deliver a crippling blow to organized labor by voting to turn michigan into the country's 24th right to work state. michigan. the birth place of the uaw. listen to this recent protest. >> shame on you! shame on you! shame on you! >> since last thursday, protesters have been gathering, here, inside the michigan state house and chanting, shame on you. the right to work measure is expected to pass and that would mean workers in michigan would not have to pay union dues. protests have calmed a bit today. they're expected to grow as this measure gets closer to passage. i want to bring in cindy estr a
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estrada, the vice president of the once very powerful uaw, united autoworkers. she joins me from detroit. welcome. first off here, all signs -- everything i've read and can tell, points to this being a done deal. you're the one, i understand, doing the negotiating with the michigan governor, governor snyder, on behalf of 17,000 uaw members. what are you asking for here in these final hours? >> part of what we're asking for is the governor to do exactly what he said he was going to do from the beginning, is that he wants to reinvent michigan, to have labor and community and management come together to focus on job training, to focus on education, to focus on creating good jobs. and however this is the opposite of what the governor is now doing. he's deciding he would rather take on this divisive fight instead of spending time reinventing our state and making it the state it could be and we're on our way to making when we -- we're able it come through the auto crisis. labor and management together.
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>> what are you hoping for? i hear the frustration in your voice, the governor changed his stance on this. moving forward this is just about a done deal come tomorrow. what are you asking for in the final hours? >> in the final hours we're still asking him to not sign the bill. but if we don't succeed in that, what it is going to be is our campaign over the next two years to make sure that we don't have the kind of legislature that decided instead of having transparency and having people actually vote on this bill and have open debate where we would have a legislature that will honor the citizens of the state, and not try to ram stuff through in a lame duck session, when the legislature that will take place in 2013 are newly elected legislatures who should be involved in this debate. >> so is that what this is about, protests, the visuals, seeing people chanting inside the state house. much of this is about two years from now, the election. >> this is about two years from now and this is about us demanding to have what we had through the auto crisis that we're going to be better off in the state of michigan if we work together, labor, management, community, that we can create
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real success, we can reinvent, that we can have more efficient companies, but that's going to come from everyone being at the table. unfortunately our legislature and governor in michigan thinks they're better off going it alone. we don't believe that's accurate. it was proven through the auto crisis when we work together, we can make real lasting change. that's what we're fighting for tomorrow and every day for the next two years until the next election. >> cindy, when we have been looking at the pictures. let's throw more pictures of these protesters, pro union folks inside and outside of the state house, it looks to me the turnout has not been -- depending on the pictures, has not been entirely tremendous. do you think that say sign of the inevitable. do you think people are pulling back? >> i think the turnout -- we had some members down there in some community. what we're focusing over the last two weeks is the governor wanted to come to the table and all of us work together to come up with a plan, so that we wouldn't have this divisive fight. unfortunately the governor decided not to lead.
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we had a great plan on the table on where the legislature, where the community and labor and management could work together, but they decided instead they wanted to attack democracy, wanted to attack working families, and that they wanted to pass this divisive bill without a debate by the citizens. and so the turnout isn't as high as it is going to be over, you know what you'll see tomorrow and next few years because we weren't asking for that. we were staying at the table and negotiating because that's what we do, that's what we feel is a responsibility of the -- as citizens of michigan, is to try and figure out how to come up with a solution together. and if we had this kind of leadership during the auto crisis, we wouldn't have had the recovery of the auto crisis. >> we will follow up and see what happens tomorrow. here we are talking michigan. the president in your state today and in detroit. cindy estrada, thank you so much. the music industry, millions of fans, are mourning the loss of a powerful female voice. mexican star jenni rivera was killed when her plane crashed into the mountains of northern
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mexico early sunday. we know at least five others who were on board, some of them her closest colleagues, they were all also killed. rivera had just finished performing in monterey, mexico. ♪ ♪ >> sold out shows. 15 million in record sales. reality tv. and the possibility of a breakthrough into the english language market on the horizon. she started out small. in fact, in an interview with cnn espanol in 2010, she spoke about how she once sold cans for scrap metal, and hawked cds at
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her family's stand at the los angeles flea market. who was the woman known to the fans as la viva de la banda? joining me is dawn francisco, it is a pleasure to have you on, calling in. you have a stellar career. you have sat down with presidents, politicians, business men, entertainers, and jenni rivera, here is what i want to know, what was she like when the cameras were off? >> she was very talented. and controversial also. i can remember that i interviewed her in 2001 when she just started and she said, i'm a secretary of my mother and now i want to be a singer. and that was the way that she starts. and she came up very, very fast. she was very extremely talented. >> but you -- don, you have met and interviewed so many different, you know, entertainers. what was it about her that made
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that rise happen to quickly? what resonated with the community? >> i think that's something magic, so difficult to explain. but i can remember her brother, that was like a family that was very related to music. father was a musical producer. >> they were all in music. >> huh? >> i think they were all in music, her whole family. >> everybody is in music today, but at that time, only the p$óíxgcg4e>zásw
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i remember when the story first broke. several shallow graves on the grounds of a florida reform school and claims that guards at the school had tortured the teens to their deaths, in the 50s and 60s. so the state of florida opened
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an investigation and today they released their findings. before we get into that, i want you to listen to cnn's ed lavandera who takes us to the school grounds, shows us the painstaking work being done to uncover what really happened there. >> reporter: a mystery haunts the grounds of this now defunct reform school for boys in the florida panhandle town of mariana, involving teenage boys sent here decades ago, some never seen again. in recent years, former students now in their twilight years have come forward, with horrific stories of punishing abuse doled out by school leaders and of friends who vanished, stories told by cnn. they accused former school leaders of beatings, sexual abuse and even murder. which brings us to this cemetery on the school grounds, the bodies of 31 boys are buried here, florida authorities claim they know how all the boys died, some killed in a fire, others in
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a flu epidemic, nothing criminal. but new research shows other bodies could be buried in this area too, and dozens of former students and family say that's proof of a more sinister story hidden in these woods. back in the early 1960s, the leaders of the boys reform school had a local boy scout troop come in here and clean up the cemetery. they put up these 31 crosses. but now a team of anthropologists over last year has been going through all of this area, cleared out all of the woods around here, and they're finding the possibility of many more grave shafts which is only leading to the mystery of what happened here in mariana. untangling the story may be lost to time. most of the school leaders have died. but a research project led by university of south florida anthropologist erin kimberly turned up evidence of additional grave sites during months of searching the school grounds. kimberly says 19 more bodies
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could be buried here and the research team believes a second cemetery could also be hidden on the school grounds. >> got something right there. >> we found burials within the marked -- current marked cemetery and then we found burials that extend beyond that. >> reporter: she has traveled the world investigating war crimes for the united nations, searching for mass graves in places like yugoslavia and peru. have you done just this area or -- >> all of it. >> reporter: her team used high tech equipment to scan into the ground, all the red you see suggests the location of possible grave sites. but we won't know for sure unless exhumations are ordered. florida state officials won't comment until they can review kimberly's findings. >> these are children who came here and died for one reason or another and quite literally have just been lost in the woods. and it is about restoring dignity and helping, if not putting a name to them, at least marking them and acknowledging
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that they're here. >> reporter: the anthropologist also studied historic documents and public records and discovered a disturbing discrepancy. boys unaccounted for. >> this was about the last pictures we had of him. >> reporter: ovel's brother was sent here. he dreamed of playing guitar. he had a musician's vagabond soul. he was shipped to reform school for stealing a car. she never saw him again. her family was told that owen ran away, she has a letter sent by the school superintendent more than 70 years ago. >> we have been unable to get any information concerning his whereabouts. we appreciate your notifying us immediately if you receive any word from owen. >> reporter: she believes her brother was already dead. a few weeks later, his family was told his decomposed body was found under a house near the school. >> they think he crawled under there to try to keep warm and he
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got pneumonia and died. that was their official cause of death, death from pneumonia and exposure. >> reporter: based on anything scientific or any kind of autopsy? ovel says another student told them a far different story. >> he looked back and my brother was running out across a field, an open field, and there was three men shooting at him with rifles. i believe until this day that they shot my brother that night. and i think they probably killed him. and they brought him back to the school and buried him. >> reporter: against the family's wishes, owen smith was buried on the school grounds. she's never figured out exactly where. no one was ever charged in his death back in 1941. but because of that case, along with other accounts of alleged abuse, beatings and killings, the florida state law enforcement agency launched an investigation in 2008. its report concluded there was no evidence to suggest that any of the deceased died as a result
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of criminal conduct. the agency also said it couldn't find evidence to prove claims of physical or sexual abuse at the school. many former students like robert australia straley say that is a cover-up. >> i'm mad at the state, yes. angry at the state because they let this go on for 68 years. and did nothing about it. >> reporter: he says he was beaten with a leather strap and that some school leaders killed young boys and made them disappear. >> it is important to find all of the boys that were buried there. i mean, they were practically crawling out of their graves crying out, help, remember me. >> help, remember me, he says. ed lavandera, what a story. when will we be hearing from the state of florida today with regard to releasing the findings from the investigation? >> well, the florida state department of law enforcement is reviewing that the findings that these anthropologists have put
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together, the department of juvenile justice in florida says they'll continue to work with the families to give them access. real big question mark as to what happens next. family members of these deceased students would have to request, i believe, exhumations and then courts would have to rule on that as well. what is interesting is the state of florida has been trying to sell this property, this reform school was closed long ago, no longer a reform school. but family members of these former students have kind of tied everything up right now in the legal process so that property is being blocked so many of this work can be done here in the months, if not years ahead. >> wow. ed lavandera, thank you so much. a daring rescue to save a captured american and a navy s.e.a.l. from the famed s.e.a.l. team six is killed during this operation. what we have learned about this attack next.
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those who know him and know his work say dr. dilip joseph is a hero. and as this video explains, joseph and his organization, this organization, called morning star development, bring basic supplies, medical care, to rural afghans, many are young children. >> a lot more we can give away.
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when it goes to a place like afghanistan, it makes a difference between life and death. >> but, last week this doctor from colorado was the one who needed saving. after kidnappersed aducted him and two afghans on their way back from a medical clinic in the kabul area. the kidnappers, they released the afghans but for 11 hours after that, the doctor remained a captive. and then a team of the navy s.e.a.l.s rescued dr. joseph in a mission. the new york times it left six people dead. among the victims, nicolas checque, a s.e.a.l. and a member of s.e.a.l. team six. they took osama bin laden in pakistan in may of 2001. we don't know if he was part of that mission or not. our relief in the safe rescue of
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mr. joseph is now tempered by our deep grief over the loss of this true hero. we offer our deepest condolences to his family and his fellow team members. we want them to know that we will always be grateful for the sacrifice and that we will honor that sacrifice in any way we can. dr. joseph's family also expressed their thanks. he is supposed to return to colorado springs later this week. more republicans are calling -- joining the call for higher taxes on the wealthy. coming up, we'll speak with one, hear what senator olympia snowe has to say next. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can.
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boehner, just yesterday at the white house, that was their first face to face one on one meeting in more than a year. they did meet, yes, a couple of weeks ago, with several other members of congress, but it has been quite a while since the two men have negotiated one on one. keep in mind they're the ones trying to do the deal here to avert this fiscal cliff. the tax hikes, the spending cutting scheduled for the first of the week now. join ming me from washington is senator olympia snowe. are you hearing -- what might you be hearing between the president and spirit? >> i think it is optimistic in the sense that at least they have met once again because i think that that is going to be crucial and central to any resolution, to the fiscal cliff crisis. and the more they meet and more that they have these lines of communications opened on a daily
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basis and their staffs are meeting, the more likely we'll see a conclusion to this issue. but it is regrettable that it is this late in the day, given the uncertainty and the apprehension that it continues to create among the american people, and, of course, both within the markets here and abroad. but i think it is hopeful that they have begun to meet and have some discussions because i think we can breathe a sigh of relief that the lines of communication are open. >> are you breathing that sigh of relief? >> i am from the standpoint they're talking. it remains to be seen. but i can't imagine in the final analysis that they're not going to come up with a solution to this issue because the consequences are dire. >> let me jump in and ask you, i know your party has been insisting on cutting government spending, the president conceded that, yes, we need to do some of that. he says he will not negotiate spending cuts until your side agrees to boost, you know, tax rates on the wealthy, the top
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2%. listen now this is your colleague, senator bob corker of tennessee. you'll hear him use the word folks, we believe he's talking about his fellow republicans, such as yourself. take a listen. >> if there is a growing group of folks looking at this and realizing we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end, a lot of people are putting forth a theory and i actually think it has merit where you go and give the president the 2% increase that he's talking about, the rate increase on the top 2%, and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlement. >> senator snowe, i've read that you've expressed similar sentiments. do you sense more republicans moving in that direction? >> well, at least from the standpoint that, you know, it is possible that what could happen is that we pass the tax cuts for the middle class, that's what, you know, i've been -- get that off the table. we all agree on that. it is not an issue in disagreement. then you can focus on the top 2%
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of the american people who pay the top tax rates and, of course, entitlement spending and get that resolved. i think at the end of the day you'll see some tax rate increase. i'm sure. but also it has to be in conjunction with spending cuts and entitlement reform designed to be addressed in the next congress. >> i would like to put away the political gaming if i may right now because before you go, i want to ask you about a yuletide tradition in washington that you're instrumental in starting. we see the pictures of some of the wreaths here at arlington national cemetery. it is kind of hard to believe, this started back in '92. 20 years later, tell me just about the story and your role in this. >> well, it is an amazing story about this wonderful couple from maine who had a wreath company and they decided to -- 20 years ago, to give those wreaths, you
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know, to arlington cemetery, leftover wreaths, and put them on the monuments there and contacted my office and there was some bureaucracy involved. and we got it resolved. and, you know, it is an amazing journey and contribution of love and eternal gratitude for those men and women who sacrificed their lives for this country. and for the families who are sacrificed as well. and it is -- i would encourage people to volunteer for this effort that will be under way next weekend here at arlington cemetery. but the worcester family should be commended because it really is an amazing act. >> we thank the worcesters. we thank you for your involvement and, of course, our gratitude to the men and women of the military. senator olympia snowe, thank you. >> thank you, brooke. still ahead, moments ago, piers morgan sitting down with bob costas about the sportscaster's controversial remarks about guns and the nfl.
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from the cnn money new rooms in new york, i'm ali velshi. this is your money. first up, we go from money menu to the dollar menu. a lot of you seem to be doing that as mcdonalds nationwide saw a surprising sales surge of 2.5% last month compared to the same time last year. sales had been flat earlier this year. mcdonald's stock is up more than 1% today. time for a fiscal cliff update for you. nothing much going on in public at least as president obama hits the road to campaign for higher tax rates on the rich. the list of pledge signers willing to consider raising taxes on the rich already includes republican senator bob corker of tennessee. not that he or the others you see here really want taxes to go up for anyone, but corker says agreeing to increases for the top 2% shifts the discussion. >> a lot of people are putting
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forth a theory and i actually think it has merit where you go ahead and give the president the 2% increase that he's talking about, the rate increase on the top 2%, and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlements. >> the shift he's talking about is the political pressure to get larger spending cuts which a good many democrats oppose. we'll see how it works out for him because spending cuts are not working out for italy's government. prime minister mario monti announced he would resign after losing support over his austerity moves. a return of political instability there reminds us that europe still faces a lot of hurdles before it comes out of its economic crisis. countries like greece, spain and italy have been tackling their problems with sharp cuts in spending and higher taxes and that's been fueling recession and unrest. meanwhile, we now know that japan officially slipped into its own recession over the summer with the japanese economy contracting 3.5% between july and september. now, the previous quarter, the previous three months number was
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also revised lower and that makes for two consecutive quarters of negative growth and that's the classic definition of a recession. from asia, back to america, literally, a group of chinese investors agreed today to buy an 80% stake in aig's aircraft leasing business. back in 2008, the insurance giant was bailed out by the u.s. government to the tune of $180 billion. four years on, still paying back the money by selling off assets including the aircraft leasing unit that complemented aig's airplane insurance business. if u.s. regulators apro s appro deal, it will be one of the largest ever by chinese investors. china's state owned oil giant c-nook swooped in to acquire nexen for a cool $15 billion. note to the obama administration, it is not happening in a bubble. last year you'll recall the
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obama administration put off a decision on the excel pipeline, an extension of a pipeline that would connect the oil in alberta to the gulf of mexico and international markets. the democrats killed it because of concerns from environmentalists. the proposed route crossed the aquifer in nebraska and white house and state department officials could have just insisted on rerouting the pipe, but they didn't. a bad move, one that was highly thought to play to the president's base. now that the elections are over, a review of a new route will begin sometime next year. the leakages of that pipe were a minor concern, though it got all the headlines. a more legitimate environmental concern is carbon emissions. processing crude that is mined from the oil sands emits double the emissions of regular drilled oil. but oil sands still -- that still scarce, oil is still scarce, the chinese lead lots of it, and the canadians have lots of it. president obama campaigned on securing america's energy future, more oil than saudi
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arabia has sits on the sand across the border in canada. i get the politics of this, but one way or another, oil is going to get exploited in canada, and americans better wake up to the fact that neither china nor canada are going to wait around until the u.s. government figures this out. let's talk taxes. not tax rates. deductions. one third of americans itemize their deductions when they file their income taxes. in fact, the higher your income, the more likely it is you itemize. according to cnn money, an analysis of irs data, a little more than half of middle income tax filers itemize deductions. 97% of tax filers who make more than a quarter of a million dollars a year itemize. they itemize on average $91,000 in tax deductions. lawmakers are considering some sort of limit to the deductions as part of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. now, if congress were to enact limits to deductions of, say, $50,000, the rich will pay more regardless of their tax rates. how much more? well, our analysis shows on
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we are getting a preview of piers morgan's interview with bob costas, the nbc sportscaster received bigime backlash after using halftime of a sunday night game to comment on gun control, specifically referencing the murder/suicide involving an nfl player. fast-forward to moments ago when costas spoke with piers morgan. >> 70% or more of footballers apparently carry guns. clearly most of them have a lot of money, they drive fast cars, they go to nightclubs, they party and all the rest of it. again, i guess it comes back to an overriding sense that the culture of the game is slightly out of control. at least statistics of arrests, for example, suggest that. what can you really do about it? >> i'm not sure what can be done about it exactly.
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the nfl prohibits the carrying of firearms at any facility, practice facility, any event that is connected to the team, make a public relations appearance, in the stadium. i don't know how closely they enforce that. they do prohibit it. and they do tell their players in their stated policy that while it is legal to possess a gun, we actually urge you not to. but we urge you, if you do possess a gun, that you use it strictly for protection of home and family or possibly if you're a hunter. it is infinitely more likely that something bad will happen if you're armed than that something goodwi will happen. >> the full interview here on cnn tonight. we now have a special someone who called into us, all the way from mexico city, on the death of jenni rivera, the 43-year-old mother of five, grandmother, singing sensation, sold 15 million albums. paulina rubio is on the phone
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with me. how close were you? >> really, really close. we're devastated. there is no words to explain how we feel with this loss. >> paulina, i read your tweet and in spanish you say why, why, there is no consolation, god help me. were you speaking to your fallen friend? >> absolutely. i mean, yesterday we were part of the -- we are very, very close. i had an opportunity to do different works with her and yesterday we were waiting for her at 9:00 a.m. at the network to shoot and film these due ts. and waiting for so many hours
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without knowing what exactly happened. it was the longest four hours of my life. >> how did you hear? >> i was calling her on the cell phone, we spoke, she was taking the private jet, so she can make it to the film set. and i from the news, nobody wanted to tell us it was officially in the news. >> paulinpaulina, help our audi people who have never heard of jenni, people who are now learning all about her, her vivacity and passion and how real she was, what was it about her that so resonated with so many people, so many women. >> well, i think she is a mentor. she loves her fans.
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she became really powerful. she's a mom. she was a grandmother. a really good friend of her fans. and a really strong woman. i think that's why she was really so famous, her lyrics and her passion to live life through all the problems she had in the past. i believe women look at as someone that it's becoming all problems. >> paulina, i am so sorry about your friend. a true loss at age 43. thank you very much. back in a moment.
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it is the larunch that the u.s. military is keeping under secrecy. a robotic space plane. the unmanned mini shuttle is launching from cape canaveral tomorrow. chad myers, help us unveil this
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mystery here. why is this such a secret? >> because we don't know what's up there. it's going to be up there for hundreds of days. the shuttle didn't stay up there very long. this is solar powered. will be up there for hundreds of days. this is the third time it's been up there. that's why it's number three. we don't know what it's going to do. we probably think there's some kind of reconnaissance up there but it's going to be floating around in space. >> up there? >> in orbit. we don't know whether it's some kind of laser thing. we don't know whether it's weather modification. we don't know whether it's some kind of special camera looking down, working on, training, see if they work. best part, it lands, it comes back down and brings all that stuff back down to us. we see if it worked or not. >> so how's the weather tomorrow in florida? >> it looks pretty good. it's not going to be perfect. there should be a window.