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award winning chef and author anthony bourdain joins us this weekend. >> this one is called "parts unknown". bourdain will take us inside myanmar. >> it is an enormous and beautiful country that very few westerners have seen or visited. it has been closed off to the rest of the world. and i'm told a little over a year ago western film crew would have been kicked out of the country. we are one of the first crews to have gone in and shown a big
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slice of a country that a lot of people haven't seen and it is incredibly gorgeous. >> looking forward to that. tomorrow anthony bourdain live with us to talk all about it. >> tweet your questions at suzanne malveaux and. we want to tune in to "parts unknown" as the crew traveling to myanmar, columbia, libya and peru and beyond. >> that will do it today. thanks for watching "around the world". do carry on. >> see you tomorrow. breaking news out of cuba. cnn has now located two missing boys and the father accused of abducting them from their
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florida home. chase hakken and his brother cole were spotted. this is live video of the boat that is in havana in a marina. patrick oppman is there and had a chance to see the father talk with the mother, both of the parents there and at least saw one of the two boys. want to bring him in here. patrick, you were watching as these boats came into this marina. you didn't know at first who they were and then you discovered these, in fact, were the two missing american boys and their parents. tell us about how that happened. >> reporter: you know, we had a live shot today. this is one place they might be. i really didn't expect to find them. we were able to go into the
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marina. i didn't see unusual presence of security. it seemed like a beautiful day. lots of boats including boats from the united states. and then we get to the last slip and sure enough we see the name there "salty" i see the paw print on the side. i see a boy playing on the top deck. and a man with a large beard comes out. i say are you josh. he says yes who are you. i say i am from cnn. he gets angry and goes into the boat. and then cuban security comes out of the bushes mptd they immediately start yelling to stop filming. they didn't take our footage. that is how we are able to come back with the pictures of the boat. i was able to speak with josh and sharon hakken and give them the opportunity to explain. it seems for the moment they are under close wraps here in havana while the united states and cuba
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try to figure out what to do with the case of fugitives who have made it to cuba. >> there is quite a delay here. also a lot of wind so there is a little disruption with your audio. you did have a chance to speak with the wife, the mother, sharon, about the condition of her sonz. what did you learn about the state of the boys? >> reporter: you know, i was concerned because we heard that some members of the family weren't accounted for. certainly, i can't imagine the journey across the florida straits in this tiny boat. the smallest boat. i only saw the one boy and i got very worried. forgetting the legal ramifications people are very, very worried about your son's well being. is everyone okay? that is the one time that sharon spoke with me. she nodded and said yes everyone
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is fine. it seems like despite the fact that we come in with rough weather the family is fine. what happens next is still a big question mark as u.s. officials try to figure out whether this family will stay some time in cuba or be sent back to the united states. there is a lot of closed door wrangling going on right now. >> are they with cuban authorities now or are they still in the boat? >> reporter: you know, they are on the boat. it seems like that is where they are still spending time. but there is literally a perimeter around them. they don't want you coming into the marina. they don't want you filming the boat as we did. almost immediately we had people coming out of the woodwork. some people in plain clothes and some in uniforms telling us to stop filming. within minutes we were told to leave the site.
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certainly cuban authorities have a good idea of where they are. >> i want to bring in our own elise from the state department. how are u.s. officials reacting to the discovery that these american boys who were snatched from the grandmother who has legal custody have been found in cuba? >> it's a very delicate situation but as patrick said the cuban authorities are kind of standing by, coming out of the woodwork. i have been told the u.s. and cuban authorities have been talking about this, that it's very difficult because not only are there privacy laws involved about the american citizens but they are very concerned that these children could be in danger of this gentleman that is believed to be armed. let's listen to the briefing moments ago talking about the case. >> so we are aware of the case and the u.s. getting in touch with authorities.
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u.s. is providing all appropriate assistance to the family. we are unable to provide additional information about the specific family. what i do want to say is one of the department's highest priorities is the welfare of citizens overseas particularly true for children. >> it is not a warm and fuzzy relationship between the u.s. and cubans as you know but officials tell me on instances like this on issues of law enforcement and matters of danger there is cooperation every day between the u.s. and cubans. officials tell me they are receiving good cooperation from the cuban government. they have a couple of things they need to do now. they have to get the parents to give up the children and talk about the cubans about how to get the suspects back to the states. a lot of wrangling going on right now but the u.s. officials are telling me they don't see any reason why there should be a problem with the cuban government on the issue. >> thank you very much.
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we are also following, of course, this is a fight over gun control. former congress woman gabrielle giffords almost killed more than two years ago by somebody who was trying to kill her, a man with a gun. today the brain injuries making it difficult for her to speak and yet she has become somewhat of a spokes woman for new restrictions on guns. and ironically she has not lost her appreciation for gun culture. takes us behind the scenes in their lives. >> reporter: target practice is still a form of entertainment at giffords' mother's house deep in the arizona desert. >> he is aiming for my pot. >> husband mark kelly using planting pots and water bottles as targets while giffords watches from the patio with her
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mother cheering him on. >> excellent. >> excellent. >> and kelly issant shooting with just any kind of gun. >> this is the same kind of gun gabby was shot with. it is a .9 millimeter glaucbut the magazine held 33 rounds. this when it is full holds 17. we shot 33 rounds. >> how long have you had this gun? >> i gave this to gabby as a gift? >> when? >> a number of years ago. she is a gun owner. she is from the west. >> reporter: we asked the question a lot of people seem to ask. really? this guy gets his kicks or recreation for him is shooting a gun after his wife was shot through the head? >> gabby used to like shooting a gun occasionally. >> giffords and kelly argue that it is because they have the appreciation for gun and gun
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culture that they have credibility in their fight to expand background checks. and dana bash will have more on this as well as the recovery as well as her experience of coming face to face with that shooter. that is tonight "anderson cooper 360". and trying to work out a compromise for new gun legislation. the obama administration is pushing harder and harder for tougher gun laws. vice president biden holding an event. that will happen next hour. late yesterday the president making an emotional appeal during a stop in connecticut. this isn't far from the site of the elementary school massacre in newtown. >> newtown, we want you to know that we are here with you. we will not walk away from the promises we have made. we are determined as ever to do what must be done. in fact, i'm here to ask you to help me show that we can get it
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done. we're not forgetting. >> i want to bring in wolf blitzer. and wolf, good to see you as always. the president is talking about this compromise, of course, expanded background checks. it sounds rather limited, that this would not necessarily cover private sales but perhaps gun shows and internet sales. these exchanges wouldn't necessarial necessarially apply. >> it is not what they wanted. they wanted universal background checks. every gun sale in effect to make sure that whoever buys a gun has a background check, there are no criminals, felons, terrorists, mentally ill people. this is a step in the right direction from the president's perspective, certainly not what he really wanted and he wanted more than just universal background checks. he wanted a ban on those semi
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assault weapons, the assault-type weapons. he wanted a limit on how many bullets could be on thois magazi magazines. those issues are not on the table right now. they don't have much republican support and some democrats strongly oppose those kinds of expanded areas of gun control. this would be a step as far as the president is concerned in the right direction but doesn't go nearly as far as he would like. he is continuing his emotional pushing. he started last night once again and the others in the administration are continuing their effort. and they are confused to a certain degree because 90% according to recent polls show the american public wants the universal background checks so why can't the legislation go forward? and that is clearly the case right now. >> talk about this full-court press that we are seeing from the administration here. you and i have both covered the president and we have seen air force one.
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it is not unusual to have a guest or two on there. but to have 12 people, these parents of those who lost their loved ones in that newtown massacre all on board the plane, that is pretty extraordinary. >> he brought them back here to washington to help. it is an emotional effort. by the way, the sister of one of the first grade teachers in connecticut will be my guest later today in "the situation room". the president wants to use any effort that he can to convince waivering members of congress that they should go ahead. the focus right now is of expanding the background checks. there seems to be as dana bash reported yesterday and we have been reporting this compromise effort not nearly as far as the white house would like but an expansion of these background checks. the republican senator from pennsylvania and the democratic
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senator from west virginia trying to come up with a compromise. at least from this perspective move it in the right direction. we will see how far that goes. even that is by no means a done deal. as you know there are a bunch of republican senators threatening a filibuster. you need 60 votes to break that. that will be hard. >> thank you very much. as wolf mentioned he will have a special guest on the situation room. we are talking jillion soteo. her sister was a teacher at sandy hook elementary school. the sister pushing for tougher gun laws. what is lead doing in baby food? there is one state that wants at least a warning label for parents. and plus louisville won the men's college basketball tournament. wait until you hear the tournament about louisville sisters. that is up next.
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all-out war. a message on state-run media urges foreigners to find shelter or get out of south korea all together. the north says they do not want them to get caught up in a conflict if war breaks out. north korea making good to pull workers. south korean workers have been blocked from the site since last week. tonight wolf blitzer will devote an entire hour to the crisis in north korea. we will tune in to a special edition 6:00 p.m. eastern. we are following weather. snow, hail, tornadoes, wild fires. just a few weeks in spring and weather turning kind of bizarre. parts of the midwest, great plains could get more than a foot of snow from a big storm system. it is causing slick roads and problems out of denver. there is a threat of tornadoes and thunderstorms. chad myers keeping track of all
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of this and jim in goldman, colorado. how is it looking? >> reporter: it is not too bad. it has been snowing for about six hours. 470 snow plows out trying to keep the roads open. in the air over 500 flights cancelled. we can count on that probably going up a little bit as the day continues. if they can keep the roads clear and planes landing and taking off. the upside is that all of this snow means moisture. we have had severe drought conditions here for really the last two years. last year was a horrible wildfire season so every inch of snow here is a plus come wildfire season. if you can deal with the roads and the skies and the kids because this is the first snow day for denver schools then this is a blessing this late snow. >> a snow day in the spring is
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pretty crazy. chad, where is this going? >> very cold. temperatures are going to be maybe down to single digits in some spots around the foothills. if you see something that is flush now it will be frozen tonight. look at wyoming. the winter 16 inches of snow on the ground. there are thunder bolts in some of the ice showers acro s acros nebraska. this is going to be a wide-spread storm. we will see severe weather from the high plains over the next three days. and a windy storm, too. winds could gust 55 or 60 miles per hour. already have power lines and trees down in some areas because of that. the weather charges through oklahoma, texas and kansas. and then mississippi, alabama
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tomorrow. the snow over nebraska and iowa. these areas really will take the snow and use it later on because a foot of snow melts down to about an inch and a half of rain. they will take that. louisville playing again tonight. this time it is two sisters that has everybody talking. what's this? uhh, it's my geico insurance id card, sir. it's digital, uh, pretty cool right? maybe. you know why i pulled you over today? because i'm a pig driving a convertible? tail light's out.. fix it. digital insurance id cards. just a click away with the geico mobile app. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business.
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march madness, louisville coming out on top. it was amazing. last night the big win over a tough michigan wolverines team. louisville had big uplift from their teammate. kevin ware broke his leg and had to sit out. he had the chance to cut down the net. rachael nickels caught up with coach pitino after the game. >> anytime you struggle and you have to fight for things in your
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life you become very close. and the spontaneous emotion from that event today makes me as proud as any moment i have ever had in coaching. to see the love of my players for an injured player, to see the courage of the injured player to say forget me, it is not about me, we have to win just as a teacher of the game it is the most special moment anyone can have. >> i stayed up to watch. it was awesome. amazing. >> probably one of the best first halves i have seen in years. fans got their money's worth on television last night. >> it was pretty incredible. tell us about the women's game tonight. >> louisville could be doing really great things. the women are playing in the national championship game tonight trying to do what uconn did in 2004. two big sisters on this team that i think a lot of people are
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starting to latch on to the story. native americans. actually to put in perspective there is over 10,000 men and women that play division 1 basketball but only 24 native americans that play. so you have two sisters that are both native american on the same team and are big contributors. the older sister more of the star of the team. they are taking center stage tonight. this team has beaten the defending champion in baylor and beat the powerhouse in tennessee and take on the other power in women's basketball which is uconn tonight. a lot of people latching on to the story. louisville, the men's basketball team said they would love to join the women tonight when they play. obviously, there is ncaa hurdles to get over to do that. rick pitino saying he is certainly going to make the trip and support the women when they play tonight. what a week he has had. i can't think of a guy in sports having a better week.
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maybe a lottery winner, can't think of a person having a better week. to be elected to the hall of fame in the same day, become the first coach to win a national championship with two different programs, the guy has coached for over 30 years. from what he said last night about the kevin ware situation to see how it united his team that could have been a big distraction. we went out to louisville and it was a media circus. that young man handled himself with such composure on a broken leg. he has everybody from us and good morning america and everybody pulling and tugging at that story. for them to keep focus and cut down the net last night and lower the basket like they did for kevin ware so he could cut down the net much like his teammates did was a nice touch.
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>> women in new orleans tonight. >> that is the site for tonight's game. uconn, louisville, we will see. >> up late. >> coffee in the morning. two american boys abducted from their grandparents' house have now turned up in cuba. their parents allegedly took them making thel fuge tchbs. the legal steps the u.s. can take against the boys' parents. [ buzzer ] hot dog? i'm buying. i'll use my capital one venture card with double miles you can actually use to fly any airline anytime. ♪ what are you doing? i'm saving one for later. my body keeps it warm. it's like a little hot dog steamer in there. go ahead, touch my chest. no. ♪ what's in your wallet? you got any mustard in there?
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been following breaking news from havana. this is exclusive video we just got in here. what this shows is a boat where patrick oppman found two missing american boys as well as their
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father. the father is accused of abducting them from their florida home. we are talking about a 2-year-old chase hakken and his 4-year-old brother, cole. explain to us, these were kids who were originally in the custody of their parents. the parents lost custody of the kids. they have been taken from the grandparents and brought to cuba. what can the grandparents do to get the kids back? >> everything was happening in the united states then they would have a clear right to custody. when as in this case the police came upon the parents and they were doing things that led them to believe that the parents weren't able to take care of the children and the children weren't safe. the state institutes a petition and can temporarily take away the kids unless and until the parents demonstrate that they are able to take care of them. in this case my understanding is
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that the grandparents were granted what is called permanent legal custody. that means that a court said that these parents weren't able to demonstrate that they could take care of the children. every state has a different definition. if the grandparents were granted permanent legal custody or permanent custod that doesn't mean that the original parents have a stay away order. that individual has the legal custody of those children. so because of that -- go ahead. >> so now that they are in cuba this complicates matters. >> absolutely. here is why. we do not have a standing extradition treaty with cuba because we have had an embargo with them since 1960 that arose out of the soviet missile crisis. because of our relations with cuba we don't have a legal means to get the children back. we might have more ability in mexico or canada.
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we had legal relations or extradition agreements this is not the case. cuba may and is certainly may consider granting them some kind of asylum and ignore the united states request to return the children and return the fugitive. these people are accused of kidnapping. once a court takes away custody you can be charged with kidnapping your own biological children because you no longer have legal custody of the children. >> are there any legal channels here? perhaps the state department can talk with cuban officials or at least through a third party talk with cuban officials to try to get the boys back and perhaps the parents diplomatically, of course. legally is there maneuvering to do? >> when you cut off all legal relations with a country as we have with cuba you have to
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request it of cuba and hope cuba says okay. the problem is cuba has granted a form of asylum to a number of individuals including people who have been accused of killing police officers. there are several people who have lived in cuba for many years. some of them arguably flaunting their ability to move to cuba and escape extradition and prosecution in the united states. this case also draws parallels to the gonzalez case. there are differences. these present parents had no legal custody. however, the united states chose, they were not forced to give gonzalez back to cuba. cuba will make a decision, a political decision whether or not it chooses to honor any requests from the united states. the united states short of sending in an aircraft carrier cannot force cuba to give up the
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children. >> we are going to be paying close attention to see how the boys are doing and what ends up happening to the parents. it is a very complicated and sensitive situation. this woman here. she thought she was being eaten by a python. she spent four days lost in the mountains and was hallucinating, of course. she ate dirt to survive.
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this is a campus in texas. this is lone star college. our cnn affiliates are reporting that as many as 14 people injured on that campus having been stabbed. there is one suspect who has been detained. the school is now saying that there could be another, an armed person who is still at large on that campus. we are following the details very closely. this is a developing story. at least 12 to 14 people potentially stabbed on campus. one person in custody, one person who is still potentially on the loose. and imagine this, being so weak, so scared that you eat dirt to try to stay alive. that is what happened to a hiker. she was lost for four days.
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this is in a rugged area in southern california. kyndall jack and a friend got lost. the cell phone died. the friend was rescued. this happened last wednesday. a day later rescuers found jack. now they are talking about this ordeal. >> i only remember the first night. and the last thing i remember of the first night was fighting off an animal. i remember the last day scooting down a hill. it wasn't little. it was like a cliff. and thresting. i know i tried to eat the dirt and rocks. i came to the hospital with a big mouth full of dirt. >> we are so glad she is okay. jack doing better after staying in the hospital. she says she is still in pain
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and recovering from the whole incident. this weekend cookout turning into tragedy. this is a 4-year-old boy. he accidently shoots and kills the wife of a sheriff's deputy. you've known? n we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ she's always been able toit's just her but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently.
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following the developing story here. this is lone star college. we understand that 12 to 14 people might be injured here in
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a stabbing. we know that one person is in custody and has been detained. school official saying another person is still armed and on the loose there. this is an aerial of the college campus there. obviously, a lot of tension and a lot of concern. up to 12 to 14 people we understand injured from this incident. we are going to be following this very closely to see if we can get more information about what the state of the college is there, whether or not it is on lockdown and the manhunt for the person they say is armed and dangerous. this next story, this is just unbelievable. it's hard to even talk about. this 4-year-old boy picks up a gun at a family cookout, accidently ends up killing the wife of a tennessee sheriff's deputy. this happened in lebanon just east of nashville. the sheriff says that the gun belongs to the deputy and somehow ended up in the hands of this kid.
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pamela brown is following the story. tell us what happened. >> this was sh sheriff's deputy's nephew. it happened inside a home just east of nashville during what was supposed to be a casual family cookout over the weekend. according to authorities in tennessee deputy was showing a relative his gun collection inside the home's bedroom. later the deputy's 48-year-old wife and the 4-year-old little boy entered that room. at some point the little boy picked up a loaded pistol off the bed and in a single shot his wife was dead. >> they were in a locked gun cabinet at the time. and he was actually -- he pulled another rifle out to show another family member that was present at the house. he had to move the pistol out of the way to do it. and set it on the bed. the small child runs into the
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bedroom and the first thing he sees is the gun on the bed. >> authorities say the pistol used in the accident was his personal weapon, not his service pistol. and an e-mail to cnn affiliate he says he set down his offduty weapon seconds before the tragedy. and they had been married for only about a year. >> it is just sad all around. it is kind of unbelievable that something like that can happen so quickly. are police potentially filing charges over the accident? >> the bureau's case will remain open until final autopsy and evidence is analyzed. at this point authorities are calling it an accident investigation and a terrible tragedy. >> thank you. if you are a parent, grand parent you might want to listen up to this. the food that you give your baby might have lead in it. the manufacturer might not have to warn you about that. should they have to warn you? that is the question being
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breaking news that we are faultoing he following here. this is a stabbing, lone star college. the campus is on lockdown. you see the website. the big alert.
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lone star college emergency alert going out to the community there. that is because cnn affiliates reporting that there are multiple victims, potential stab victims. there are at one person who has detained, but several people have been transported to area hospitals. you're taking a look -- these are the irlaerials going over t campus, trying to figure out how many people this has impacted. but the campus is on lockdown. there is at least one person detained but officials also telling us that there is somebody who is armed and still at large, and that there are multiple injuries as a result of this incident. we don't know much more than that. but, of course, we're going to be following this very closely to see how people in that community are coping and just what the extent of those injuries are. multiple injuries. several people taken to area hospitals. we're going to bring you more as soon as we get more information. and the question we are asking, should baby foodmakers
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be required to post lead warnings on their products? that is what an environmental group in california wants. it is now suing to make that happen. elizabeth cohen is joining us. and is there really lead in baby food? >> well, this group went out, the environmental law foundation, went out, bought a bunch of baby foods and had them tested and said many of them, not all of them, but many of them had lead in them. so this group says, look, in california, the law is that you're supposed to label things with lead. and so that's their interpretation of the law. and they say so we think there ought to be warning labels on them. >> is it safe? >> as a parent, i want to know. i don't have babies anymore, but you want to know the answer to that. we spoke to an expert and this is the way she put it. she said, look, there may in fact be lead in baby food because there is often lead in produce. comes from the soil, may come from air pollution that falls on the crops, but, yeah, there could be lead, very well be lead in baby food. she said, well, we see children
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who have been damaged by lead, and they can tell, brain damage, other kinds of damage, it is usually something like lead paint in their house. dust with lead in their house. those are the big kinds of things that they worry about. now, she said, i can't tell you that lead in baby food is harmless, but i can tell you that the big exposures are from things other than food. >> is there anything that parents can do? they're buying baby food, they want to make sure it is safe. what is the best thing? >> basically two things you can do. both of them are kind of difficult. i'll say them anyhow. be sure you're not getting lead in your baby food, have your own soil in your backyard tested, make sure it doesn't have lead in it, grow your own food and make baby food out of that. that's it. there is one more. here is another one. i had to put it out there, it is very limited. the other thing you can do is go to the grocery store, buy your own sweet potatoes, apples and peel and wash them really, really well and cook them up.
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it is not going to guarantee you're not going to have lead, but it could decrease the amount of lead in the produce. it is important to say there often is lead in produce. the grocery manufacturers of america who represent these groups that make baby food, here is what they had to say. they said many minerals including lead are found naturally in soil and water throughout the world. that's the truth. so it is really hard to get baby food that you are guaranteed won't have lead in it, unless you test your own soil and grow your own. that's kind of -- not really an option many people have. i think that's safe to say. >> elizabeth, thank you. appreciate it. following breaking news story, lone star college, this is out of cypress, texas, that is in the metro houston area. reports now of multiple victims being taken to the hospital. there is at least one person who has been detained, but another person still at large on the campus. and so we're going to be following this breaking news story and we'll get more
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information. we'll have more on the other side of this quick break.
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ally bank. your money needs an ally. we have got more information that we are following breaking news story here. this is out of cypress, texas. this is in the houston metro area. this is lone star college here. you're looking at these aerials, we also have some ground shots, i believe, of the campus. but now cnn affiliates are reporting that you have multiple victims here, potentially stab victims, that they were stabbed on campus. there have been several people, we have been able to confirm who have been taken to area hospitals. we do know that there is at least one suspect who has been detained. the school says there is still
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one person who is still at large, that is potentially armed and dangerous. also want to read here as well, a witness account, from one of the students who was trying to exit the campus, said that one of their classmates was stabbed, i just left class, out of the health science center building. as we were leaving, we saw the cops coming. i called to check on another classmate who was still inside the building. and she said the classroom was on lockdown. and she said one of the classmates had, in fact, been stabbed. it happened in the hallway, she says. we have a lab, a lecture and down the hallway it is all lab classes. and a classmate in the lab class got stabbed. this is from an eyewitness, somebody who was actually on the campus, saying one of their classmates had been stabbed. we also have an account here, this is khou, a reporter, explaining what they know on the ground. let's listen in. >> started -- it was just really scary after hearing about it,
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you know. i didn't know anything like that could happen here. so it was scary. >> one of those things that you can't really control, but you just -- you don't think of it, but when it happens, it is like a shock to you. >> yeah, it is definitely a shock. i mean, here is somebody leaning -- yeah. it is a shock. >> when the shooting happened at the other campus a couple of months back, did it ever cross your mind that something similar could happen here? >> yes, it did. it sure did. but i wasn't too worried about it just because it seemed so far away from us. and here, i mean, it is a nice campus, i mean, there isn't a lot of security, i don't see a lot of security, but it is just -- no, i didn't think it would happen here. >> tell me your name? >> my name is sherry. >> thank you for taking a second for me. we'll let you get on going. >> reporter talking to one of the students on the ground there, explaining what it is that she saw and that she really couldn't believe it would happen there on


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