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newt 6:30 p.m. eastern. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. i'll be back 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." "newsroom" continues right now with brooke baldwin. just in to cnn, new research shows autism can be detected in the first few months of life. we will tell you what this means. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. the homesick hijacker back in america. decades after this man hijacked a flight to cuba, he returns because he wants to. as her new murder trial gets under way, new tests show a trace of amanda knox's dna on a knife. plus, patriotic or poor taste? a football team's new uniforms showing blood splatter to honor those who fight. and -- >> yes, i have smoked crack
cocaine. >> how do voters decide which politicians to forgive? also, what's up with rob ford's vintage nfl tie? hi, there. i'm brooke baldwin. you're watching cnn on this wednesday. we begin with this bizarre homecoming of an american hijacker living in cuba for years. i'm talking about william potts. he's seen here on this plane. he has now been in the united states where he was born for more than two hours now. and moments after this chartered plane brought him to miami, federal officers swooped in. they took him away. here's the backstory. this guy is wanted for hijacking a plane on a flight from newark to florida. this was back in 1984. he smuggled a gun onboard, hiding it inside a fake cast he was wearing on his arm. >> i gave the stewardess a note
to pass to the captain. then i ordered people to stay calm and asked people to stay calm and asked the stewardess to give everybody free drinks compliments of the revolution. >> potts then directed the plane to go to cuba where he has been ever since then. at the time, black panther, potts hoped to receive military training to ultimately overthrow the u.s. government. that wads his plan. instead, cuban authorities tried, convicted, and imprisoned him for 13 years. and now he's hoping that prison time in cuba will play into his favor as he faces charges here in the united states. let me go straight to patrick ottoman on that plane with william potts when he arrived in the u.s. for the first time in 29 years. patrick, why did he want to come here? >> you know, he misses family, broork. he's tired of life in cuba. it's been 30 years. most of that time he spent in cuban prison. some of the worst prisons in
cuba, and he said he was finally spent, that he wanted to come back and see the two daughters he had in cuba have come to live in the u.s., and he wanted to clear up the charges. he said he wanted to apologize to the captain and crew of the plane, that he took the other passengers, that he terrorized by saying he had a bomb, showing them his gun. and forcing him to go to cuba all those years ago. but let's hear in his own words some of the reasons he had for flying back today. he spoke to us exclusively on the short flight from huh lavan miami a few hour said ago. >> i understand i'll be taken into custody. after, i don't know what to expect. i really don't know what to expect. >> strange being back on a plane? >> yes, yes. i once said that act of terrorism i did has come back to haunt me every day. >> and we don't know what's next for william potts because he's been brought here, of course.
brought here by the u.s. government, and accomped them from havana to miami, two u.s. diplomats, and then he was met by the guilty. we saw federal agents, local police who very quickly took him into custody. we expect him to be in front of a judge soon on the charges of air piracy, and will he have a discount, a sense, subtracted from the 15 years he spent in cuba. he's taking a huge gamble by coming back. it's really going to be up to the prosecutor and judges and federal government what they will do with this homesick hijacker. >> you said he wants to apologize to the captain of this plane. you talked to the captain. what does this captain make of this dramatic return of this man? >> this is just an incredible individual, carl gamble is his name, a captain of the airlines. a vietnam veteran. he was hijacked by william potts 15 years after he was shot down in vietnam. he thought potts was serious,
that he was going to blow up the plane. despite that, he doesn't have grudges. if potts asked for forgoverness, he would concern it, consider forgiving the hijacker who terrorized so many people and is now back in the united states. >> we'll follow what happens to him in the justice system in the united states. thank you very much. republicans opened a new front in the public campaign against obama care. at the latest hearing on capitol hill, a leading republican senator took on the so-called navigators. >> the president's in dallas, texas, today, touting the navigator program, which as you know are people who are hired to help people navigate the affordable care act. i would like to ask you this question if you will answer it. isn't it true there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check, even though they will receive personal,
sensitive personal information from the individuals they help sign up for the affordable care act? >> that is true. states could add an additional background check and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement. >> so a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them? >> that is possible. >> democrats, while they acknowledge obama care's bumpy rollout, continue to accuse republicans of trying to scare potential customers from signing up for this coverage. >> and a potentially huge medical breakthrough in autism research. scientists have marchged to detect signs of this condition way earlier than ever before, in itty-bitty babies. here is elizabeth cohen. when we say early in these babies, how early? >> really early. like they say signs of autism in babies who were two months old. that's really, really young. way younger than what they do
now. they did it in the most interesting way. these are folks at the marcus institute here in atlanta. babies love to look at people's eyes. they put a baby in front of a video. this is an actress playing a mom figure. they watch the baby's eyes, what the baby did. you can see the tiny movements of what this baby's eyes are doing. they could actually track with real precision whether the baby was making eye act with the actress in the video. and what they found is that over time, most of the babies got better at tracking the actress's eyes, but some did not. the ones who did not get better with age, those were the ones who were more likely to develop autism later in life. >> just perspective wise, what's typical for doctors when they find a child is autistic, how early, usually? >> often not until 4 years old, and certainly, no earlier than 18 months old. 18 months would be considered a young age.
if you can catch it at 2 months or 6 months, you can intervine so much earlier. so if this all pans out, it really could be very exciting. >> is there anything parents can oo do at home? not with this particular piece of information. and i would hate to think if someone is watching this now and is holding their little baby and saying, are their eyes tracking right? you can't see this with the naked eye. this is something you would have to use that technology. having said that, as a parent, if you feel that your baby or toddler isn't looking at you the way they ought to be or is behaving in some other way that concerns you, mom and dad know best. go to your pediatrician, say you're worried. if they say don't worry about it, say i am worried about it. >> be the empowered patient. thank you very much. incredible. coming up, this new twist in the case of the nfl player accusing his teammate of bullying because another player now is coming forward and suggesting it is the apparent victim's fault. plus, all right, chris christie could lock up a blue
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meanwhile, we have this video of richie incognito talking about the bullying controversy for the very first time since the dolphins suspended him. take a look. >> how are you? >> doing well. >> what do you have to say about the storm you're in? >> i'm just trying to weather the storm right now. and this will pass. you know, there's an allegation that you left him voice mails on jonathan martin's voice mail. what do you have to say about those? >> no comment right now. we're going to weather the storm. that's it. >> weather the storm, he says briefly there with that report. incognito made those comments hours after taking possession of a new ferrari. does that sound like a man concerned about his job? let's talk to dan dave, a sports etter for "theination." welcome. you wrote this piece entitled "the nfl's bully problem."
with the news with the coaches and the toughening up language, are you surprised by the report or no? >> i'm not surprised at all. the only thing i'm surprised about if anything is the way people are falling all over themselves to make it look like a richie incognito problem or a dolphins problem. it's like looking at the bernie madoff problem and saying it's just a bernie madoff problem. there's a culture of bullying or hazing or harassment in every nfl locker room. if you want proof, think of it like this, the nfl has huge turnover of players. the players in the dolphins locker room has been, what's the problem? this is just the way it is. so it's not just a miami issue. and the nfl, which has no uniform guidelines about hazing, the marine corps has had them since 1997. the nfl doesn't have them. this is an issue the nfl has to address. >> let me quote you in your
piece. in the nfl for far too long, the ideal man has been a big, nasty bastard who affects a persona of being mean as hell and impuvious to pain. any dent in this armor is projected hypermasculinest power, to be in violation of the code. should fans be surprised if the accusations are true in what you're saying that the stuff happens on the field. it's not like people are going to ballet. it's football. >> frankly, i don't think fans will be surprised. i imagine fans had experiences of either being bullied or being the bully in the context of football. when you have a sport, and i'm a football fan so i'll say i'm party to this hypocrisy. by a country mile, the most popular sport. also a sport that's thihighly vertical, very violent. jonathan martin, this man was incredibly brave. he broke a code of silence.
he's saying this is a work place, a union work place, and i don't have to be subjected to this harassment. i'm going to stand up and say something. yet, he's derided as the coward, as soft, when i think he's giving the entire nfl a crash course in what adulthood actually looks like. >> some people are blaming this apparent victim, jonathan martin. this is from one of the giants players on wfan radio. >> richie incognito alone? absolutely, but i think the other guy is more to blame as richie because he allowed it to happen. at this level, you're a man. you know, you're not a little boy. you know, you're not a freshman in college. you're a man. so i think everything has its limits. there's no way another man is going to make me comopay for something i don't want to pay for. >> we need to radically redefine in the nfl what is meant to be a
man. to me, being a real grownup, being a real man, if you will, is standing up and saying i'm not going to allow this behavior to happen. being a real man is not putting up your fist said. it's not a schoolyard, not a frat house. it's a multibillion dollar business and people have a right to expect work place safety in the context of the national football league. >> dave, thank you very much. big victory for new jersey governor chris christie. >> thank you very much. >> so, does this win spell out something bigger and better for his future? and can christie convince the hard right he's a conservative? plus, toronto's embattled mayor, rob ford, one day after admitting to smoking crack, what's next for him. will he face charges? what about the video police say they have of him smoking out of a crack pipe? we're on the case, next. oice fo, she's agreed to give it up. that's today?
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big night for marijuana in state and local elections. voters in colorado approved two new taxes on the marijuana they legalized last year. so a 10% sales tax will pay for pot related law enforcement. and then a 15% excise tax will be used to build schools. also, portland maine and three cities in michigan voted to recreationalize pot use. >> chris christie, live pictures of where he's speaking, taking questions from member of the
media. perhaps the governor spreading his wing s as the republican party's most charismatic leader. he won re-election last night, and much is made of the state that his state leans democratic and he won the support of certain voting blocs that have fled the republican party. the question going forward is this -- can christie earn the love of his own party's base? the hard-core conservatives? deborah feyerick is following the governor there. she joins me on the phone. is governor christie basking in his landslide victory today? >> no question he's basking in his victory. he got the vote of republicans, conservatives, members of the tea party. he made significant inroads with women voters. a lot of inroads with latino voters as well. he's reminding the crowd of that. one thing is certain. every time he was asked whether in fact he's positioning himself in a run for the presidency, he
tried to dodge the question. though he said it's not annoying to be asked that. it's flattering to be asked whether he's going to be leader of the free world, but he plans to ignore it. still, brooke, he was speaking as someone who is very well positioned. he listed his credentials. he reminded people that washington is dysfunctional. ratings are at an all-time low. he, however, is focused on governor new jersey and getting other republican senatgovernors elected. >> i have no problem with it, but i want to be really clear about this. i have a job to do. i was re-elected to do a job last night. that's the job i'm going to do, and i'm not going to worry about the other stuff. if the time comes where i change my mind and decide i want to do something else, i'll tell the people of new jersey i want to do something else. this is what i want to do, why i ran for re-election. >> he was very confident. he was very calm. he was asked whether his blunt
style may be offputting to a national audience. he said he's 51 years old. it is what it is. he's not going to be changing it, but he did acknowledge his role as governor has made him far more prepared as an executive, and to do injob as president. again, he said right now he's focused on running new jersey and he's going to ignore the question until he makes his ultimate decision. brooke. >> gotten pretty good at dodging that one, i think, by now. deborah feyerick, thank you very much. the chris christie bandwagon is filling up fast with a lot of folks anointing him the gop's possible savior. joining us, john avlon. i read your piece this morning, first thing. i went to the daily beast and said we have to talk to you. this is how you begin your piece. quote, chris christie's re-election in a state president obama won by 17 points offers the gop a memo on how to win 2016, if it wants one.
why, john avlon? why the qualifier, if? if, because the republican party is still in the midst of a very deep civil war between the folks who really want to play to the base, the tea party folks who really believe in idealogical pure ate and solving elections and then the folks who are interested in those things, winning elections, problem solving, and putting partisan politics aside. this fight is far from over, brooke, as you know. but you look at the margins chris christie won last night, the fact he won luteatino voter women voters, 31% of democrats, and anyone thinking clearly should say that this is something to look at. this is something to study. the hard core ideologues won't like it. >> there are a lot of folks, john, chiefly democrats who say christie's appeal would diminishs once voters start to take a look at his record.
listen to van jones on "crossfire." >> he runs the score up by dodging cory booker, wasting $12 million worth of taxpayer money so he doesn't have to run against anybody. he basically ran unopposed. where is he leading new jersey to? new jersey has one of the worst credit ratings in it country. the bottom has fallen out. he got downgraded on his own watch. property taxes up. jobs down. poverty up. where is he leaded people to? >> are those legitimate points he's making. mul multiple points he's making? >> when i hear van make those cases, i'm reminded in 1992 when republicans kept calling bill clinton the failed governor of a small southern state. you know, at some point when you're spending so much energy to diminish the person who just won so big last night, it's because you're nervous about the implications. >> that's a sign. >> and i'm telling you, you know, republicans should be looking clearly at what chris
christie did right, and democrats shouldn't be too fast when dismissing him. he's a real political talent who has shown an ability to bring together broad coalitions and he's one person who should win a national election and shake up the race. whether republicans will have the discipline to think pragmatically is a whole other point, but that win is not subtle. it's historic in its margin ands you can't ignore that kind of success in the politics of addition, rather than division, which is where republicans have been stuck. >> john, thank you very much. great piece in the daily beast this morning. coming up next, will toronto's mayor face legal trouble one day after admitting that yes, indeed, he smoked crack cocaine during a drunken stup stupor. we look at whether his job is in fact on the line. >> plus, the retile of amanda knox. there's new dna evidence here, not good news for amanda knox.
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largest city in north america admitting he smoked crack cocaine while in office, but if you think he's resigning, think again. he intends to run for re-election next year. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. there is important work that we must advance. and important decisions that must be made. for the sake of the taxpayers of this great city, for the sake of the taxpayers, we must get back to work. immediately. >> okay, so here's the thing. the mayor has not been charged with a crime. his comments come nearly a week after toronto's police chief said his department had a video showing the mayor smoking what appeared to be a crack pipe. and then soon after that was released, mayor ford's approval rating shot up five points.
but can he get away with his admission without actually facing legal problems? let's talk about that with ashleigh banfield, host of legal view. ashleigh banfield, here's the thing, because not only did he admit to smoking crack, as he qualified in a drunken stupor, with just those words, can he get away with it legally? >> first is, are you asking me this because i'm canadian and horrifyingly embarrassed? >> you're my favorite canadian. >> what is fascinating my first question was, wait a sikd, he made an admission to doing something illegal. isn't that something you could charge him? it's a little different. here, maybe. maybe not. there, maybe more so because there, it's just a circumstantial evidence you might need to actually bring forth a charge or lay a charge, as canadians say. here, you need something more substantial. they'll say produce the evidence, a seizure of the
drugs, because we're talking about possession. not necessarily using. it's possession of an illegal substance. so the canadians may have more leeway in that vein than we do. here's where it all kind of c e comes off the rails, brooke. he made an admission. the circumstantial evidence, he didn't say it was in that video where he did the smoking. if he said that, that would have given it circumstantial evidence. i can't tell you it is as easy as it might seem to charge him. >> what next? now with this admission, how do police move forward? >> good one. where you would want to put together the body of the case is with the other kinds of evidence. sime kind of things we have here, are those witnesses? are those who might have been in the crack house that day who might be in trouble and might be in a plea bargain and might be willing to be the canary who squawks and take him down? i have no idea, and nor does anyone else to my knowledge, what the canadian authorities
have right now in this investigation. but me thinks it's not a lot because it has been months and months since the story surfaced. >> since i have you, my canadian friend, i do have to ask, did you see the mayor's tie? what was up with mayor ford -- this is this early '90s nfl logo tie. this is the tie he chooses to wear when he's essentially begging the city for forgiveness. >> i can't explain all the chris farley moments in this, but it came up and my producer and i had a conversation off-line, and you can get it online for $14 or so. i don't know if that's where the mayor of toronto got it. that's all i'm saying. nobody knows the cfl anyway here, so you're not going to get that offline. >> thank you. >> nice to see you. a bombshell day in the retrial of amanda knox and her former boyfriend, raphaely sol aceto.
they herd evidence that cast doubt on the weapon allegedly used to kill knox's roommate, meredith kercher. erin mclaughlin is watching it all from london for us. erin? >> brooke, while amanda knox remains in seattle, her former boyfriend, sollecito made an emotional appeal in court. at times appearing as though he was on the brink of tears. he described how amanda knox was his first true love. he described their story as fabled. and how his world was turned upside down after the murder of meredith kercher. he made this appeal to the six judges hearing the case. take a listen. >> i ask you humbly to really look at reality. the reality of everything in relation to this incident and to consider the damage done. >> now, neither sollecito nor knox were required to be in
court. the judges in florence also heard the results of dna tests on the knife prosecutors say is the murder weapon. the knife had been found in sollecito's apartment, but knox's dna, according to the new tests, was present on it. knox's defense says that this was a kitchen knife she had used and could not be the murder weapon. experts say that kercher's dna was not found on the sample recently tested, which of course bolsters knox's case. prosecutors have long argued that kercher's dna was found on the tip of the knife, but the defense says those results are invalid because there wasn't enough dna to double test. now, according to her publicist, amanda knox is currently a student at the university of washington. she's studying creative writing, though she is following this trial very closely. she's in regular contact with her attorneys. a verdict is expected early next year. brooke. >> erin mclaughlin for us in
london. thank you. still ahead, this absolutely heartbreaking story out of a small town in missouri. there's this house fire and a father tries, wants to run inside to save his son. but the police arrive and they stop him. they don't allow him in the home. we'll tell you how the story ends. and the question we're asking, did the police have a right to stop that father? we're on the case next. life with crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
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that new jersey mall where a gunman opened fire this week is now back open for business. retailers and employees at the paramus mall were allowed to return to work early today to prepare for the reopening. and to collect their personal items left behind the night of that shooting. customers were allowed back just a couple hours later. police say 20-year-old richard schopp fired at least six shots in the mall monday night. he did not shoot anyone. he later turned the gun on himself and left behind a suicide note. his reason for the shooting still remains a mystery. this is just heartbreaking. imagine waking up, your house is on fire. you get out okay. but you suddenly realize your 3-year-old child is still inside, trapped. you think, obviously, you try to rush in to save your child, but police arrive and they stop you. and when you resist, police tase
you, handcuff you, and put you in the back of a squad car. tragically, your child dies. that is exactly what happened in this town. it's called louisiana, missouri. it's a small town on the mississippi river north of st. louis. the city administrator described the sad circumstances that now have a lot of people asking, was it proper police procedure when a parent is trying to save their child in a life or death situation? >> mr. miller kicked in the door, trying to get in to go to the aid of riley. the fire chief felt that if mr. miller would have tried to enter, that he, too, might have wound up being a fatality. obviously, mr. miller was adamant about wanting to get in and render assistance to riley. and he had to be subdued, and they eventually tased him. this is something we want to look in to and see was it the right thing to do at that time?
>> just awful. hln legal analyst joey jackson joins me now. joey, were police in the right to stop this man? to tase this man? >> it's an awful scenario, brooke. no question about it. but what the police are going to say if it gets litigated and if it does, wiser minds than mine will address whether or not that was proper or not, but from a legal point of view, i think the police did have grounds to stop him. here's why. the police are in a business of protecting and serving, of course, but you don't want to create a scenario where as you saw just on the tape that you played, you have another fatality. so as a result of that, what the police are going to say is that they erred on the side of caution. while certainly there's a moral imperative and you want to do everything you can to protect another life, you don't want another one lost. that's where the law, i think, will seek to protect them here. >> let's just turn this around. you know, if police had allowed this father to run into this, you know, home in flames. the father, let's say, had died
as well. would we then also be asking why didn't police stop them? would police then be facing some other set of charges for allowing him to go in? >> it's such a wonderful question, brooke. that's the point. you know, under the public duty doctrine, what ends up happening is the police have a duty to the general public, but a duty to none. what that means is sure they want to act to protect us all, but they don't have an abigation to protect any single person. if they do seek to intervene and something happens, you can sue them. as a result of that, if the police did indeed let someone go in, the stepfather in this instance, to perform a rescue, and it went bad, we could be, as you point out astutely, brooke, be talking about a cause of action, a lawsuit against the police department for doing that. its roar rer really a double-ed sword. morally, police are there to help and they want to help and they do and they're brave, but at the end of the day, they will say they were prudent and did
what they had to do, not what they want to do. >> we, cnn, did ask for a clarification for police policy in these situations, and we got a long statement that laid out the facts of the tragedy. basically repeated what we heard him say in that setup. joey jackson, thank you very much. >> pleasure, brooke. be well. >> a wisconsin couple goes missing for days after leaving yellowstone national park. just ahead, how this couple survived trapped in their car for the bitter, bitter cold for nearly a week. you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a baker. [ woman ] i wanna be a pie maker. [ man ] i wanna be a pilot. [ woman ] i'd be an architect. what if i told you someone could pay you and what if that person were you? ♪ when you think about it, isn't that what retirement should be, paying ourselves to do what we love? ♪
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were down to cookies and just a couple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when this local rancher coming by on a snow mobile lucked upon them and discovered them. family members told kare they're so thankful this couple is alive and well. >> to get that call monday morning and to hear the voice on -- it just -- i mean, again, you hear the phrase, words can't express, but now i really understand that. >> the rincher told them they had plenty of fuel in their car to periodically keep the engine going to stay warm. >> if you have ever dreamed of being an underwater explorer, you may soon be able to without getting wet. that's today's technovations. >> eric and david are two young entrepreneurs looking to become the next jacques cousteau. >> jacques cousteau changed the way ocean exploration was done. >> he invited people to explore along with him. for us, it's the same thing.
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in provo, utah, jurors in a murder trial of dr. martin macneill heard some of the most potentially damaging testimony today. a former inmate says the doctor basically confessed to him about killing his wife while they were doing time together in jail. >> i can get away with a lot of things. >> what else did he say? >> for instance, like, i'm getting away with my murder. >> okay. do you recall -- okay. did he say anything else about that? >> about his wife. >> okay. >> yeah, he was getting away
with the murder of his wife. >> did he say he murdered his wife? >> he didn't say it like that, but he said i'm getting away with murdering my wife. >> let me bring in jane velez-mitchell. this is hardly an ideal witness, a guy who spent time behind bars and testified with limited immunity because he has outstanding felony charges against him. that said, when i hear him say, i'm getting away with my murder, how damaging is that sdm. >> this guy is a criminal, an admitted liar, admitted thief. the defense said you got a sweetheart deal for saying what you said. and you had every reason to lie, but if you belief him, it's very damaging because ultimately, he says that dr. macneill confessed to him. he said, the way it happened was they were behind bars together. he noticed the doc was wearing shoes that were special, weren't the standard issue. he said, why do you get to wear those special shoes? he said, i get away with a lot.
i'm getting away with the murder of my wife. so that's the confession. was he bragging? we know dr. macneill is an arrogant man, and in the course of bragging, did he inadvertently confess? this is so crucial because there is no forensic evidence that says murder with a red flag. three medical experts for the state have been unable to say this is homicide. the prosecution believes dr. macneill to be with his mistress, forced his wife to get a face lift she didn't want, then plied her with a bunch of pain killers and gets her in the tub. it's hard to distinguish that from somebody taking pain killers and getting in the tub and drowning instaaccidentally. >> we heard from experts, his children, what is next? when do we go to the jury? >> jums gypsy is coming back. >> the mistress. >> she's bag, and she skated through the testimony, being pretty much a hostile witness
for the prosecution, seen as trying to help her ex-lover, and there was speculation, maybe if she thinks he gets off, they'll be back together again. now they want another bite at that apple and they want to get her to admit this was a very serious, serious affair indeed. not some casual thing. her own mother took the stand and said three months after mrs. macneill died, allegedly murdered, dr. macneill is on his knees, proposing to gypsy in front of a crowd of people. >> okay, we look for jigypsy ye again on the stand. we'll continue this conversation as you're following this trial out of provo. we can watch you on hln at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. and now this -- a miami dolphin is accusing a teammate of bullying, and now another nfl player is stepping forward, saying it's the apparent victim's fault for letting it happen. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. just in to cnn, new research
shows autism could be detected in the first months of life. find out what this means for the mysterious disorder. a young hunter is paralyzed from the neck down. and decides he wants to die. hear why his decision is so rare. plus, patriotic or poor taste? a football team's new uniforms showing blood splatter to honor those who fight. and the market for marijuana expected to grow faster than smartphones. is america changing right before our very eyes? and we roll on. i'm brooke baldwin. i have to tell you about this american who highgicced a plane to cuba. this man is now back on u.s. soil and under arrest.
last time, william potts was on a plane to miami, this was in 1984, but it was a different plane because he was hijacking it. the flight with 57 passengers onboard, and with a gun in his hand, potts told the pilot, his name was lieutenant spart ks, and demanded this plane go to cuba. well, at the time, he was a member of the black panthers. potts hoped to learn military skills, he says, to overthrow the u.s. government. that was his plan then. today, he's in u.s. custody after being in cuba for the last 29 years. and he's the one who arranged his capture. cnn's patrick ottoman was the only reporter on that plane this morning from cuba along with potts. patrick, two of his daughters live in georgia. i'm thinking perhaps this is part of the reason why he said okay, i'm going to hop on a plane and come home. >> that's really the main reason, brooke. he obviously feels remorse. he wants to clear his legal
situation, but he says he misses his young daughters terribly. they were born in cuba, raised in cuba. he sent them to the united states last year. he expected to be able to turn himself over last year, but there was a lot of paperwork involved in a fugitive turning himself in. he had to be taken off the no-fly list temporarily, given a temporary passport he can only use from cuba to the united states, and arrange to be escorted by two u.s. officials on the plane, keeping him from hijacking the plane again, having second thoughts. we talked to him on the plane. let's listen in to the exclusive interview, what he had to say minutes before he was taken into custody. >> i don't know why anyone would have in their mind that i have to serve more prison time. >> but you prepared yourself? >> oh, yes. i am prepared for the worst. okay, worst case scenario, i go to prison.
>> but the nightmare may not be over just yet for william potts. there's a legal element to the case. he of course was sentenced and tried in cuba for the hijacking, served 15 years in some of cu cuba's toughest prisons. he's hoping that time could be subtracted from the sentence. we just received a statement from the u.s. attorney's office in miami saying william potts is in custody, will be arraigned tomorrow, and faces a minimum of 20 years in federal prison and a maximum of life. so william pott said is going to have to go before a judge and jury and make his was, why he shouldn't go to prison for the rest of husband life. that may be a tough case to work because this is somebody who committed by his own admission, a terrible crime that endangered the lives of lots of people. he's only now beginning to pay the price for his actions. >> a terrible crime. i can't imagine how the crew on the plane back in 1984 must have felt. absolutely terrified for their lives. you talked to the captain of the
plane. what does he have to say about the return of potts? >> we spent weeks trying to track down members of this flight, people who were onboard, and many of them have simply died. it's been 30 years. the captain of the flight, a man named carl gamble, was nice enough to talk to me, remembers it like it was yesterday. remembers lieutenant spart aks saying he had a gun, he was going to bring the plane down. there were two pilots and he would shoot one if he had to, and they needed to take him to cuba and that's what he did. despite all that, he said he would be willing to listen, hear out potts, accept his apology, consider an apology that william potts said after all those years he wanted to give to the people he terrorized. >> we'll wait and see. patrick in miami, thank you. and now, a new tool in the fight against autism. doctors say this technique called eye tracking may help with early detection, even in
babies as young as 1, maybe 2 months old. researchers at atlanta's marcus autism center showed more than 100 infants these videos of an actress playing the role of a care giver. watch this baby's eyes because they measured the baby's responses. they found more of those with diminished eye responses were later diagnosed with autism. new york city changing political course and decisively so. last night, the big apple elected a big liberal, bill de blasio. him hugging, right there, hugging his wife, his college-aged daughter. the first democrat tapped to lead the city since the 1980s. here is bill de blasio. >> the people of this city have chosen a progressive path. >> that is bill de blasio, landside win after pledging the raise taxes on wealthy new
yorkers to pay for pre-k and afterschool care. more on bill de blasio here. the first democrat elected mayor of new york in 24 years. see the number there. won 73% of the vote last night. that is absolutely huge. an audacious liberal, that's what the "new york times" is calling him, and he assumed the mayorship january 1st. bill de blasio, 52 years of age, 6'5" haul. in his youth, they called him big bird with a beard. his marriage is interracial. his wife is a writer. and the new mayor elect has been known to introduce himself as bill de blasio, not a boring white guy. with me now from new york, errol louis, cnn political commentator and writer at new york one news. everything you need to know about de blasio. >> that was pretty good, actually. >> you like that? i want to start with the family. a rather unusual history.
not your typical political family, is it? >> no, it's not. in fact, we were trying to sort of figure out what was going to happen as far as the traditional categories. the black fovote, the white vot which way are neighborhoods going to go. you realize all those categories go out the window. it's impossible to game it out, and he did quite well with black voters. better than the black candidate he faced in a crowded field in the democratic primary back in september. so a lot of things are new about this. it's part, actually, of the charm and frankly political appeal of the mayor elect. is that he looks more like what our diverse city looks like, and he takes it to heart. it's real. it's not a political construct. it's the life that he lives. >> i hear you on his life, his charisma, but politically speaking, how does new york city go from 24 years, 24 long years of moderate conservative rule. you had rudy giuliani, michael bloomberg, and now the city elected this guy who once
supported a marxist government, nicaragua, and said his first task is to reduce inequality in new york. how about that? >> it's a little unusual, but this is an unusual city. we have 70 billionaires, close to 400,000 people with a net wurkt of a million dollars or more, and we also have 1.7 million people living in poverty. what he said he was going to do, and believe me, the voters have their choice of many candidates offering many programs, but what he said was he was going to try to do something to close the gap between the people who were desperately poor and the people who are doing fabulously well. there are a lot of people enall income groups, including those making over $100,000, who supported this man. that's why he got the 73% he got yesterday. because even people who are doing well in the city recognize that it's not such a great place when every time you get on the train there are people begging for spare change. every time you walk down the street, you're running into people who are homeless or mentally ill or both. and he's said that, you know,
it's not the new york we wanted. and he's going to try and create a different new york for us. >> we'll see how that new york changes and evolves. the big apple, over the next couple years. thank you as always. >> coming up, a young hunter has an accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. his family gives him the choice to live or die. you will hear his decision. plus, take a look at this video with me. see these uniforms? you consider this patriotic or really bad taste? they're supposed to honor wounded warriors. blood splatter? and a new twist in the case of the nfl player accusing his teammate of bullying. another pro player coming forward, suggesting it's the apparent victim's fault. we'll be right back. the day we rescued riley, was a truly amazing day. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers. you can find it all on angie's list.
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okay, let's talk about what's happening in miami. i want to show you this videos that runs on that big screen at the miami dolphins stadium before home games. take a look. >> hi, i'm richie incognito. on the field, players have called me overly aggressive. we greatly appreciate you guys being loud and proud for the dolphins, but please be respectful and civilized and be sure to follow the fan code of conduct. >> okay, so that is suspended dolphins lineman richie incognito telling fans be civilized, no foul language. keep that in mind as i read you a transcript of a voice mail he sent to martin.
quote, hey, what's up, you half [ bleep ] piece of [ bleep ]. i saw you on twitter, you been training for ten weeks. i'll [ bleep ] in your [ bleep ] mouth. i'm gonna slap your real mother across the face [ bleep ] you, you're still a rookie. then there's this video that has surfaced. you'll see richie incognito shirtless and swearing at a bar in south florida. [ bleep ] >> listen. >> what wants a [ bleep ] piece? >> wow. then there's the report today from the ft. lauderdale sun sentinel that the coaches asked incognito to quote/unquote toughen up the teammate he allegedly bullied. linda, welcome to you. >> hi, brooke. >> she dug into richie incognito's past for a piece today. in reading your piece, you begin
way back in incognito's childhood. you say he was relentlessly tormented because of his larger size. it was his father, this vietnam veteran, who taught him to fight back, right? >> correct. he was believe it or not, bullied when he was an elementary school kid in new jersey. >> what was it about when he was young and this fire, according to coaches and friends, that his far instilled in him? >> he was a big kid. he got teased a lot. there was one particular classmate who really picked on him. and his father was a real tough guy and encouraged him to fight back. he finally did. he punched out the kid, gave him two black eyes. and was sort of so surprised and upset at what he had done to his class mate that he actually ran home crying. and i don't think it takes sigmund freud to see what has happened, possibly, with richie,
who was picked on because he was a big fat kid. and now he sees a weakness in another person. maybe sees a little bit of himself in jonathan martin. and we have these reports that he's been harassing jonathan since he was a rookie. >> so you trace him, not just from when he was a kid throughout nebraska, on and off the field, when he was in college. at miami, he has been on the team's leadership council. he got the good guy award for being nice, playing nice with local media, even narrated, as we showed, the pregame video telling fans to act civilized. so what changed in him? >> well, he did have a long history dating from his college days in nebraska of fights, penalties, suspensions. being kicked off teams. coaches becoming just, you know, fed up with him. and i think he realized, you know, i want to be a professional football player. this is my last chance. i'm costing my teams games.
i've got to control myself, and so he actually started seeing a therapist. he was prescribed paxil, which i think helped him sort of control some of his moods. his hair-trigger temper. he started meditating. you know, he sort of became a more calm individual. became a leader in the locker room. and then all this springs up. >> all of a sudden. >> yeah, all of a sudden. you wonder what happened. >> you talked to a number of teammates. i want to quote from your piece. you talk to mike wallace, a receiver on the dolphins. he tells you, it's what football teams do, like playing with your brothers. i don't feel like he was out of hand. i wish he was here right now. linda, in all your reporting and talking with folks in the league and beyond, what's the most surprising thing you've heard about this story? >> it is surprising sort of the volume and the number of players
who are really sticking up for richie. i think part of that, of course, is the code of the locker room and this fraternity that it's us against them, and you never turn on your brother. no one understands football players and the violent game that they play and how they have to, you know, stick up for each other and sort of beat each other down to make each other stronger. so they have really come to his defense. and they have kind of said this is all allowed within the culture. he didn't necessarily cross the line with the racism and the threats. that's been surprising to me, that no one would stand up and say, this does cross the line. it's hurt our team. you know, the offensive line has been the weak achilles heel of the dolphins all season long. and this is -- this is not right. this is not right. >> a question about the team, a
question about how far the hazing has gone in the league. we know a lot of questions are being asked. i want to ask you quickly, there's this report from espn, do you know about the espn report, that jonathan martin, the apparent victim, has ro recently checked inself into the hospital for emotional destres. >> that's the report we had when he left the team monday a week ago after a lunch room prank. the early report was he had first sought, you know, emotional help at a facility. now, we hear he's back home in california. i think, you know, part of the argument is that, you know, this guy may have had emotional issues before and perhaps richie's harassment of him or harassment from other teammates was sort of the trigger. for jonathan as well. >> linda robertson, sports columnist, miami herald. thank you so much for your time today. coming up, take a look at this. have you seen these football
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blood splatters on the american flag design, the helmets, the jerseys, and that's inappropriate. a spokesman for the university apologized for any misrepresentation, saying the streaks of red and blue represent, i'm quoth them, a s distressed pattern on both the stars and stripes. >> blockbuster announced it will be closing all its remaining stores and ending its dvd mail service by next year. let's go to zain asher. what was the final straw for them? >> hey, brooke. basically, blockbuster could not keep up with the evolving technology. it reminds me of what happened to blackberry. this is a company that had aggressive competition from netflix, red box, amazon. netflix has 31 million u.s. customers and there's been this gradual proeshz to digital online services. the company eventually went bankrupt. it was bought by dish, and dish's president has come out and said, listen, consumers are
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he is the mayor. we talked a lot about yesterday with this stunning crack cocaine confugz. toronto mayor rob ford admitted when he was in office, approximately some time last year, he smoked crack. he went on to say probably during one of his, quote, drunken stupors. if you think he's taking a leave of absence, resigning, no, no, you're wrong. at least for now, this mayor says he continues to work. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. there is important work that we must advance and important decisions that must be made for
the sake of the taxpayers of this great city. for the sake of the taxpayers, we must get back to work. immediately. >> not only is he getting back to work immediately. he says he plans to run for re-election next year. let's be clear, this mayor here has not been charged with a crime. his comments come nearly a week after toronto's police chief said his department had a video that does indeed show this mayor smoking what appeared to be a crack pipe. and soon after that was released, ford's approval rating went up five points. let's talk crisis management with this expert, so-called reputation doctor, mike paul. mike, welcome to you. nice to see you. >> hi, brooke. >> let's get to the marion berry stuff in a second, but just prior to yesterday's admission, i mean, as we have said, this guy's ratings went up. he's now admitted to smoking crack. what is his next step as far as damage control goes? >> well, if he were my client,
the first thing i would ask him is are you sure there was only one time you have done this? because if there is any proof of any kind that you did it more than once, you're in even bigger trouble, number one. number two, it doesn't pass the smell test to just say that for the taxpayers' purposes. it's time to just get back to work. the taxpayers also want to have a clean mayor, so you should at least be thinking about rehab. if he's sticking to the point he only did it one time, you better be able to back it up because there's now a currency for others to come forward and say i have seen him doing this another time. and that would be the death blow to him. >> those are the questions. first question you would be asking. let's talk marion berry. infamous d.c. mayor caught on video smoking crack in 1990. he served time, federal prison. made this comeback, ultimately became mayor again. what is it about drugs, versus, say, lying in office. thinking of the embattled san
diego mayor and the allegations of sexual harassment, that constituents seem to forgive drugs. >> some people are calling ford the white marion berry. i think the story is different. >> how so? >> marion berry had to eventually step down and said he had a problem and made a comeback. this is a mayor who said i don't have a problem, i'm going to say here, and a year from now, i'm going to win. in my estimation, it's not going to happen. there's going to be more. the allegations will be backed up with more information that is proof that shows that he's done this more than once. and i think that nobody really thinks he's passing the smell test by saying that he's not seeking any help. he's not saying he's going to rehab part-time. he's not saying he's going into a program tomorrow for a few weeks. he's saying i just want to get back to work, and no one believes he did it just one time. >> you think most people in
toronto are going to stand by him or no? >> i think the blip we're seeing right now is before we really see on a continual basis the optics of this tape itself. if we had this tape on a roll and we're hearing it every hour, showing him smoking, that's something else. there's another important point, which is his own police chief was doing the investigation of his driver when he found out, the police chief, that his boss, think about this, the mayor of that city, was smoking crack. he had an opportunity to either turn him in -- >> but it didn't happen. >> or try to support him. it's a rule for everyone, which is if you have a reputation in crisis, you think of your own reputation first. >> okay, mike paul, we'll be watching together. thank you so much for watching what happened with this mayor in trauntee. >> now, this video, just dramatic. kayaker in new zealand. the man's kayak is vertically pinned underwater, trapped
let him go. yep, i've got him. >> they got him. i love white water rafting. that makes me nervous. so does this next video. >> that ckayaker was saying, my kayak, no, the jet pack for my kayak. whoont he have loved to blast his way out. 189 miles an hour flying around mt. fuji. he was there at oshkosh. he was up there, the guy who flew over the english channel. he's still doing it. he's only in his 50s. i'm not doing this until i'm 94. >> only until then. then you'll do it. how fast? >> his average speed is 120, but when he goes down, you know, downhill, when he goes down in elevation and altitude, he can get up to 180 miles per hour. he built the thing himself. it's carbon fiber. it's four jet little packs. he doesn't take off from the ground. >> i was feg to ask, how does it
begin? >> my son is 8. he's going to build a jet pack. that's his goal. he's already too late because this guy has done it, although he jumped out of either an air plain or helicopter. that's how he gets elevation. when he's down to 1500 feet, he pulls the jump cord and floats down with a parachute. >> good luck to you little one. cool pictures. >> see you in 44 years on a jet pack. >> thank you. >> deal. >> coming up next year, this 32-year-old deer hunter fell from a tree, ended up paralyzed from the neck down. he told the doctors he did not want to live with a breathing tube. how rare is this kind of situation for a patient to make that call? we're going to talk about that next. you tell us what you want to pay, and we give you a range of coverages to choose from. who is she? that's flobot. she's this new robot we're trying out, mostly for, like, small stuff. wow! look at her go!
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monday is veterans day, a day to recognize the men and women who have served in our armed forces. but emmy-award winning actor gary suniece is trying to honor veterans every day. here's how he and his iconic character lieutenant dan are impacting our world. >> thought i would try out my sea legs. >> you ain't got no legs. >> long before gary played vietnam veteran lieutenant dan,
he was a passionate supporter of the military. >> i have a long history of working with veteran, starting with the relationships i have in my own prersonal family. high dad served in the navy. my two uncles were in world war ii. my dad served in world war i. >> wounded veterans began to identify with him. he formed the lieutenant dan band. and has entertained troops around the world with the uso. the actor says his call to action became very clear after 9/11. >> when our men and women started deploying to iraq and afghanistan, they started getting hurt and killed. having vietnam veterans in my family, it was troubling to think that our men and women would come home to a nation that didn't appreciate them. >> so he started his own charity, dedicated to veterans. the gary sinise foundation helps build homes for the severely wounded and helps vets find careers. >> i have met hundreds and
hundreds of wounded veterans who continue to not let their circumstance get them down. countless lieutenant dans out there that inspire me every day. >> it is one of those questions many people prepare for, but all of us hope never to hear. that being whether to end life support. 32-year-old tim bowers chose to take himself off life support after falling some 16 feet from a tree from the stand he was on when he was hunting. bowers waw paralyzed from the neck down. and the associated press reports his family brought him out of sedation in order to ask what he wanted to do. let me read this for you. we just asked him, do you want this? and he shook his head emphatically, no, said his sister. doctors asked him the same question and got the same responses. they then removed his breathing tube. bowers had just gotten married. his now widow is pregnant.
joining me now, arthur capland, the head of medical ethics at nyu medical center. arthur, tim bowers, we know, died hours later. it is heartbreaking to think about this, but just from your expertise, how rare is a situation like this? can a person who has just learned he will be paralyzed for the rest of his life make this kind of decision? >> well, brooke, it's a terrible, tragic case, but there are some lessons here. so the first is everybody has a right, as a competent adult, to say no to medical treatment, whether it's a jehovah's witness who says no to blood transfusion or this gentleman who said no to artificial ventilation. that's clear. the problem is when you have a terrible accident like this, while they're rare, people often say, having been terribly burned or injured or they know they're paralyzed, that they don't want to live. some adjust. some come around after a few days or a week or a couple weeks
and say, i've changed my mind. i can deal with this. this gentleman made a decision under, let's say, relatively quick circumstances, i know there are those who are going to say, did they give him nfl time to think about whether he could live as a paralyzed person? >> isn't that a valid question? >> a very valid question. i'll tell you what makes me feel more comfortable about the case. you read the a.p. xurmeexcerpt his family. his family had had a conversation with him about a month earlier saying, what if you got severely injured? what would you want? he was adamant, no life in a wheelchair. i don't want to be paralyzed. that makes me far more comfortable with this than if you wake up, last thing you know you're in a tree, now you're here. what do you think? that's a tougher call, which is a reminder, you have to have that conversation. i know it's hard. thanksgiving is coming. use this case, talk to your friends, talk to your family. say this is what i would want.
i would want everything, or you know, i'm not a person who would want to be wheelchair bound. >> a tough conversation. a great point. what happens, though, arthur. in the hours after we have this 32-year-old man, they bring him to consciousness out of sedation to be able to say no, i don't want to live. what happens in those hours until the point of death? what's discussed? the are there papers that are signed? >> brooke, it probably doesn't require signatures. his oral statement twice, once to the family, once to the doctors, probably would have done it. the family will gather. they're going to make sure he doesn't suffer at all. you know, if you stop breathing, that can be difficult and bur n burdensome, so they're going to give him enough oxygen to go peacefully. the family assembled, talked to him, sang their songs together. he had what many people would consider a reasonably good death. just an awful circumstance.remi
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i have a lifetime of experience. so i know how important that is. well, he wasn't on the ballot, but no doubt michael bloomberg had a huge impact on the mayor alex. his successor, bill de blasio, is known by the anti-bloomberg. and he won by a landslide. first democrat to lead new york in more than two decades. joining me now, jake tapper. host of the "the lead." >> i asked him for his reaction, first and foremost to the two gubernatorial elections and if he saw any trends that indicate something about what the country is thinking. >> well, i think the lesson for this whole country, whether it was christie or mcauliffe, both of them were centerists.
they could work across the aisle and understood that democracy is coming together and great for most and okay for those of the outliers. and being an on truxist or a radical, voters rejected that in body cases. >> and brooke, i also asked him about his replacement. it's not secrets that mayor bloomberg disagrees with bill de blasio on a ber of issues, including stop and frisk and taxation policies. they met earlier today and we talked about what that conversation was all about. >> we'll watch "the lead" to see what that was all about. if you ever wanted to get in on the grund floor of a business that was about to explode, legal marijuana is the next big thing.
nationally the legal marijuana market is worth $1.5 billion, it is expected to top $3.3 billion by next year. that is an increase of 64%. and as "the huffington post" points out, it's growing faster than the market for smartphones. and tracking all of those, editor of arc view market research in seattle. good to see you, steve. we see all of these numbers. are you really surprised by how much has changed here? >> well, i personally am not surprised to the extent that i've been working in the industry and seeing the tremendous growth that's going on in the space. and of course, new regulations in the form of marijuana laws, legal marijuana laws in new states that are allowing medical marijuana. and in states that have had
medical allow lying for full legalization or so-called adult use marijuana, specifically in colorado and washington, really explain why we're seeing the legal national marijuana markets on such a huge growth trajectory. >> and people say it is a very bad thing and it could lead to much more serious drugs. and then the tax issue. colorado just voted a tax on legal marijuana sales. do you think that taxes could make it so expensive that some pot smokers just go back underground? >> well, certainly the interaction between tax rates on legal marijuana and what that implies about its pricing versus marijuana in the illicit markets is a big issue that regulators face. now both colorado regulators and washington state regulators have studied this extensively.
and they've passed taxes recommended by these studies and hopefully keep those two things in balance. but it remains to be seen as to what the effective price of marijuana will be and there may have to be adjustments along the way. >> we'll be right back. he sewel. we're new to town. welcome to monroe. so you can move more effortlessly... we want to open a new account: checking and savings. well we can help with that. we tend to do a lot of banking online. you play? yeah discover a mobile app that lets you bank more freely... and feel at home more quickly. chase. so you can.
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today, we have a story of soldiers who got tired of eating bland food during their tours of duty and decided to enroll in culinary school after leaving the military. ♪ >> these are our money makers. this here is what i have going for me. >> culinary arts is a natural fit for someone good with their hands and likes to be active and very involved and engaged. >> before i came to the culinary institute of america, i literally new nothing about the culinary tour. i did two tours to iraq, i was a machine gunner. and i guess my sidearm now is my slicing knife and chef knife. >> as these people return and decide what they want to do, culinary arts seems to be something that they've
gravitated towards. >> the united states marine corps is in a way similar to the culinary field in itself. >> make sure the potatoes are 100% covered. >> in the marine corps i had a company of first sergeant and a platoon sergeant, i was a quad leader. in your culinary field, you have your chef, and prep cooks. you've got the hierarchy. it's a lot of discipline and focus, just like the marine corps. >> veterans bring a lot to the kitchen. they tend to be very highly focused, very goal-oriented. very driven for success. they serve often as role models for our younger students a to what professional looks like. >> we can be focused and we can be disciplined and we carry that. and we know when it comes time to work, we are in there, we're
ready to work. >> it is such an honor and a privilege to be able to help share with these people and give them the power, the knowledge, the courage to go on and pursue the infection phases of their life. >> thank you for that. and thank you for watching. i'm brooke baldwin. "the lead" with jake tapper starts now. >> boston, minnesoimuneapolimins of cities have new mayors today. cross your fingers for no crack smokers. i'm jake tapper. the national lead, our first guest has led the biggest city in the nation for the past 12 years. but now it's nearly up for new york mayor michael bloomberg. we'll ask him about how he feels about handing the keys to the city to someone's whose policies he finds disappointing in some places.
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