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of italian sausage on it. but i like a lot of meat. >> so a bit like you. fiery. >> yes. >> emotional. >> yes. >> passionate. >> meaty. >> bursting in meat and substance. >> yes. substance. thanks, piers. >> it was a pleasure. >> it was a pleasure. i've enjoyed it. coming up on "cnn newsroom," a desperate search for survivors. a strong earthquake hits turkey, and as day breaks, search and rescue efforts intensify. we will take you to the epicenter. with liberation just declared in libya, questions remain about moammar gadhafi's death. we have more on the moments just before he died. and this -- >> i embrace myself, because i cannot be quiet about what he did.
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>> the woman speaks out. >> a shocking praise from a conservative radio host, and you will hear her side of the story. and will this surveillance tape bring police any closer to solving a missing case in missouri? a live report on the hunt for baby lisa. those stories and much, much more, right here, right now on cnn. it is almost dawn in the middle east, and when the sun comes up, it will show cities and villages in the eastern part of turkey pulverized by a major earthquake. rescue workers are racing nonstop through the night to reach the victims buried under dozens of collapsed building in the city of van. we know that at least 217 people did not make it out alive. that death toll is expected to keep rising. we have a reporter on the scene and spoke us to by phone about the extremely difficult circumstances facing the rescuers and survivors.
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>> people are really scared. there are buildings the -- maybe ten buildings that are damaged or collapsed and some of them are state hospitals, so the injured ones cannot get help, actually properly in this situation. but the good news is, that being a crisis management center right up -- has been established. and we're monitoring all the rescue efforts himself. nearby villages, field rescue teams having reached there, so we don't know what geesing on in the villages. reports that we are getting, people are not getting into their houses, sleeping on their rooftops or in the streets. it is very, very cold. you know, it's -- celsius degrees, we're freezing.
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that's no electricity in most of the city, no natural gas. and now trying to survive the cold weather at the same time. >> and just to recap, the quake, a magnitude 7.2. at least 130 people are known dead. hundreds more are injured. we will be covering this tragedy through the night and bring you the latest information as our folks arrive on the scene and describe what is going on and the international efforts of the communities responding to what could be a crisis. well, libyans have waited decades for freedom, but sunday celebration of that achievement was tainted for some by the gruesome images of moammar gadhafi's final moments. many wanted him brought the justice, and few expected him to meet such a grim end. cnn's dan rivers has the report from tripoli, and we have to warn you that some of the pictures may be disturbing.
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>> reporter: with liberation just declared, questions about moammar gadhafi's death won't go away. this video obtained by reuters purports to show the ambulance carrying gadhafi's corpse mobbed by fighters. this man claims to have killed the former dictator, and another screams he witnessed that shooting. neither seems remorseful, and cnn could not independently confirm these claims. this video also emerged over the weekend, showing a gun being brandished near gadhafi's head and images that throw into question the transition government's claims that the former dictator was killed in the crossfire after he was captured. his body was on public display for two days until it was removed for autopsy and then returned to cold storage for further viewing. the autopsy concluded he had been killed by a shot to the head, but it is not clear if that shot was at close range. the specific details of the report have been passed to libya's top general, and have
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not been released. they say they would treat gadhafi's body with dignity, but now he and his son have been turned into a ghoulish freak show with people queuing for hours to see the former dictator. his death has tainted the declaration of the independent in ghazi, and mr. abdul jalil the chairman of the national transitional council told a crowd of tens of thousands that tolerance and forgiveness and reconciliation were important for libya's success, but his words are ringing hollow to some, who point to disturbing scenes of gadhafi's last minutes alive. >> well, tonight what could be a break for the family in the case of baby lisa seen here in a home video. the 11-month-old from kansas city, missouri, has been missing for 19 days. now this surveillance video may offer new leads for the
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investigators. cnn has learned that the fbi is looking at it very closely. sandra endo is at the irwin home where family members held a vigil for the baby lisa, and first, tell us what the video show and what does it suggest? >> well, deb, we can tell you that cnn has obtained that surveillance video from the gas station which is less than a mile and a half from baby lisa's home, and in that video, it shows an unidentified man walking down the street at 2:15 in the morning of october 4th, the morning baby lisa disappeared from her home. authorities specifically the fbi and the police department are not commenting specifically on that videotape, but they do tell cnn that authorities are looking at all surveillance video from all around the area. and this is speculation, but this video could match witness testimony
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saying that people saw a man walking in the dark carrying a baby in a diaper that morning she disappeared and the gas station owner we spoke to says that it is very unusual to see somebody walking down the street at that hour. now also new today, deb, we can tell you that a lawyer for the parents is speaking out in reaction to authorities investigating inside baby lisa's home on wednesday and they say that that search was necessary because of a cadaver hit on the scent of a dead body, but here is the lawyer's reaction. >> there is thankfully no destruction and no walls torn out, so whatever x-ray did not confirm whatever some dog thought it smelled. the police have a very difficult job, and they have to start at the center of the world that this little girl lived in. >> now, just a couple of hours ago, deb, an emotional debra
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bradley and jeremy irwin actually came back to this home. they are right now staying with relatives a short drive from here, but they came back to the home for a special candlelight prayer vigil in front of the home, where family members and neighbors came out and they say they all remain optimistic that baby lisa will return. deb? >> sandra, what's so interesting is that clearly a lot of suspicion initially had fallen on the family, and the cadaver dog getting that hit in the bedroom, and this video obviously presents an alternative, and this video suggests what the family has maintained which is somebody kidnapped the baby and as a matter of fact you look at the shirts they are wearing at the vigil and it says kidnapped. >> yes, absolutely. that is what they are all saying and of course the authorities haven't ruled out anything. they are following hundreds of
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leads and as you can imagine the publicity around this case is widespread and billboards up and around the area trying to find the missing baby, but there is witness testimony out there saying that people saw a man walking in the dark carrying a baby. they are not ruling anything out. authorities say that they can't say anything as of right now, because the investigation is ongoing, but they are of course chasing many, many leads. >> all right. sandra endo for us there in missouri. thank you so much for bringing us the latest on this story. well, we are also following the disappearances of 5-year-old jesse shockley. investigators believe she wandered out of the family's apartment in suburban phoenix almost two weeks ago. her siblings were supposed to be watching her. saturday, her grandmother and aunts spoke to our t.j. holmes and the family is upset about the lack of national attention to the case. >> there is no way to stop looking for a 5-year-old child
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that come up missing after two days. when i first arrived from california, i was so happy i saw the command post and all of this activity was going on, but not once did i see somebody going through that house which i just assumed they probably did before i got there, but i -- they was just sitting at the command post all day every day. and then after the day after i got there, they just left, you know. they told me that they was ending it and moving the command post. but you don't stop looking for a child after two days, and take an amber alert down after two days and just -- and we don't hear anything else from anyone over a week until i just was outraged about it, and started speaking out. >> well, police say they wrapped up a grid search of her neighborhood in the first three days after she was reported missing.
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they say they are following up on the tips coming in. well, coming up in the "cnn newsroom," a great white shark attack in australia, and the victim an american scuba diver. details in two minutes. fore! no matter what small business you are in, managing expenses seems to... get in the way. not anymore. ink, the small business card from chase introduces jot an on-the-go expense app made exclusively for ink customers.
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diver. >> i think it was just wrong place, wrong time, because he was very wise. i would trust him with anything to do with being on the water. i always had complete confidence in his skills. >> he was an extraordinary person. he was one of a kind. and you know, like my sister said, he is more than a quick news spot, he was our brother, and we loved him. he will be missed. >> well wainwright's mother lives in panama city, florida, and says that his body will be returned within a week. indycar drivers and owners will meet with racing issues on monday. safety is the main topic a week after dan wheldon's crash. today, tributes from his teammates and a song from a fan. garth brooks among those who
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gathered for a memorial service in indianapolis. tony canard had a message. >> like you guys, i'm grateful for the time we got to spend with him on earth, and although that bit of time is done, our time together, it is not over. we have our memories, we have our feelings, and one day, we will be with together again. it is not for that reason that i'm not -- it is that reason i am not saying good-bye to dan and not today or forever. good-bye is final, and our friendship won't end. so for now, i will simply say, i will see you later, i love you, my good friend. >> wheldon was a two-time indy 500 winner was killed a week ago in a season-ending race in las vegas, and there he is with his wife and child. arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords is in north carolina to undergo two weeks of intensive rehab. her office says she will begin therapy sessions in asheville monday and they'll
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continue until november 4th. she will work with a therapist who previously treated her in houston. doctors say she has made a remarkable recovery since the last january's mass shooting at a arizona supermarket. that left six people dead and 12 others, including giffords wounded. day 37 of the occupy wall street movement and they aren't going anywhere. >> they say that the medium is the message and the fact that they have not organized -- see you later, pal. >> and our errol louis is back on the street with a live report. you don't want to miss that. [ male announcer ] it's endless shrimp today at red lobster. as much as you like any way you like, like new sweet and spicy shrimp, all for $15.99. my name is angela trapp, and i sea food differently.
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the occupy wall street movement is now well into the
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second month. cnn contributor and political anchor for new york one, errol louis is in zuccotti park in new york city. errol, set the scene for us, what is the mood? are they quiet? strategizing? what's going on? >> well, they are strategizing. i sat in for a while at the general assembly and a couple of times a day they get everybody together. there are hundreds of people in the park behind me and they get together and talk about the general things, but there are lots of committees, and they are getting organize and really sort of going around to talk about different kinds of things, so there is a fellow behind me talking to everybody who comes by about student loans and the need to change the rules so that the students can pay their money back. you have people talking about war. you have people talking about politics. you have people talking about the influence of money in politics, lots and lots of stuff going only. i would compare it, deb to, a corporate conference where lots
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of stuff is going on in the different rooms, but it is that the different rooms are outside in the park here. >> you know what's fascinating is they're unified in their anger even if the policy or the goal is not yet sort of set in concrete. it seems that everybody has a voice, and all of the voices are represented based on what, how you're describing it and it's so interesting that everybody has something that matters to them. >> yeah, that is right. i mean, look, the reality is that the one thing that they are not going to do, and i'm not the prediction business with this story, deb, but the one thing they're not going to do is take the four or five most important things to them and hand it over to capitol hill or k street and they won't do that. what that are trying the do is to figure out how to move forward and govern themselves. so there's a lot of talk about which committee is in charge and how often will the meetings happen and are all of the voices being heard, and on and on and on. this relates to really small questions like when do they stop the drumming so that they don't
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annoy the neighbors as well as how do they start to form positions and strategies and take action that will make a difference in the long run. it is actually fascinating to watch. >> i know that some of the neighbors are not happy about the drums. >> i'm soar -- very quickly, they making plans for the winter? >> i'm sorry, say that again? >> are they making plans for the winter? in terms of the winterizing or, you know, it is going to be starting to get cold especially down in that area. okay. well, you know, errol -- >> well, it is not as cold as it was. it was horrible last week and it's a nice day today. it's in the 50s right about now, but believe me, temperature is not an issue. these folks have got lots and lots of equipment and storage places all around the neighborhood here. >> okay. errol louis, thanks so much, and we appreciate your insights on what is going on down there. thank you so much. and protesters take on the
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new york police department. we'll explain the nypd's stop and frisk program. some are calling it race-based an ineffective. but first -- it is a mixed bag in the still shaky economy. inflation rates are up, but the holiday shoppers, that's right, holiday shoppers plan to spend more on themselves this year. this is alison kosik with this week's "getting down to business." >> the fed says that the country is not in a recession despite a weakened economy, but it is still a tough time for many americans. consumers have less money in the wallets with inflation recording the biggest increase in three years. food and energy costs are mostly to blame with food prices up almost 5% from last year, and energy prices jumping almost 20%. we will get an overall reading of the economy, a report on the third quarter gdp thursday. we already know it has been a rough road for many job seekers. the latest government data shows
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and then decided that wasn't enough. an altercation between the police and a soldier recently returned from afghanistan has left the veteran dead and a community in mourning. 32-year-old trent thorpe was killed by police in lakewood, washington, and a neighbor reported him lying in the street with a gunshot wound. when the police responded they found him sitting in a puddle of blood. they asked him to drop his weapon and shots rang out. four officers have been placed on an administrative leave penden an investigation into the shooting. thorpe had returned from afghanistan in june. a sheriff and a deputy are dead after another grim encounter sunday. the guardsman christopher hodges had reportedly been fighting with his girlfriend and firing
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at passing cars with an assault rifle along a road in augusta, georgia. 47-year-old deputy james paul was off duty, but investigated the gunshots. authorities say that hodges shot him multiple times, and then he killed himself. stop and frisk is a controversial tactic used by police in big cities like new york, los angeles and philadelphia. now, protesters in new york are calling the practice racist and say that most of the time, there are no arrests and no contraband susan candiotti has the latest. >> reporter: protesters marching against new york's stop and frisk policy. police say that the policy keeps the streets safe, but those on the receiving end call it harassment and racial profiling. this man says he was stopped for no reason on his way home from work. >> going through my pockets, taking everything, throwing it on the floor. and pushing me against the wall. and touching me all over, even
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in my private parts. rubbing around in there. it's humiliating. >> reporter: stop and frisk is used in other u.s. cities like philadelphia and l.a. in new york it has been policy for 11 years and defined like this. a person is temporarily detained on the street against his or her will for the purposes of questioning. new york police say that the stop and frisk policy helps save lives especially in minority communities where most of the crime occurs. officials cite 2,734 fewer murders in the last eight years compared to the previous eight. the manhattan borough president wants the justice department to investigate stop and frisk. are you saying that the current policy is racist? >> i'm saying that when you stop 700,000 people, 85% of them are african-american and latino people, i say that we have a profiling issue that must be resolved.
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99.8% of the time people are stopped, no gun is found. 93% of the time, no arrests are made. >> reporter: among those arrested at a recent stop and frisk protest, civil rights's cornell west. >> that harassment is unnecessary and unjust. >> reporter: police say they don't find guns most of the time proves that the policy is works. fair enough minorities say, unless you are the one getting frisked. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. and where is the worst spot in the united states for travelers monday? here is a hint. it is getting cold there. the morning commute tonight coming up. capital one's new cash rewards card
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well, checking some of the stories that you need to know, a possible new clue has emerged in the case of a missing baby girl in missouri. cnn has learned that this surveillance video of an unidentified man walking in the area of baby lisa irwin's home is now in the hands of the fbi. tonight the family of the 11-month-old girl held a vigil for her. her parents debra bradley seen there and her husband jeremy irwin attended. it has been 19 days since baby lisa was reportedly last seen. secretary of state hillary rodham clinton wants to send a
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clear message to ahmadinejad -- stay out of iraq. it would be a big mistake for iran to underestimate the continuing commitment to iraq. and e-mails revealed in a lawsuit filed by victims' families show there was concern that a pilot in a new york plane crash was not qualified to fly the aircraft. the 209 tragedy near buffalo, new york, killed 50 people. the e-mails released by the family's attorney says the air officials had misgivings about letting him into the cockpit because he failed to advance in his training. they say that the pilot was at fault in the crash. we're going to look at the weather. what is going to be going on for your week coming up.
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our meteorologist alexandra steele has a look at the worst commutes. >> well, not a lot of rough weather around the country which is good news. let's walk you through really what we are seeing around the country, pretty benign conditions. pretty paltry, a good thing if you've traveling on this monday. a few showers in miami to slow you down. temperatures will get up into the upper 70s. cincinnati, some morning showers and thunder coming in at number four. i made number three in the midwest. that's kind of a story. low pressure kind of moving around the upper midwest, moving into the northeast. we'll see some morning showers, so the farther west you are, the quicker they'll move out. the number one place is buffalo, new york. going to see some rain and thunderstorms and some wind. but this will be a whole different scenario. talk about denver, colorado. tomorrow we'll see temperatures about 77, 78 degrees, record heat potentially. then in the next 48 hours after that, wie will see snow.
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the first snow of the season in denver, colorado. winter storm watch is posted there, so wow. good evening to you. looks beautiful, but that will change. kind of cool. no pun intended. as we look toward tomorrow, cool temperatures so the cool air is settling in. ingredient number one. and then number two, the moisture. there it is. tuesday night into wednesday, wednesday morning, three inches. so cool air pushes eastward by the time we head to thursday. we'll watch this front push eastward and bring some rain from oklahoma city into nashville and cincy. by friday, we clear things out in the northeast with some leftover rain there in the southeast by the time we head to the opened of this week. so deb, interesting weather will transpire. really over the next 48 hours. >> i'm glad to see that new york city was not under that, since i'll be flying back there tomorrow morning. thank you so much for all of your weather this weekend.
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>> you're welcome. well, omaha, nebraska, is home to five fortune 500 companies by get this. it is also home to one of the poorest african-american communities in the nation. according to a recent report, only one city, minneapolis, has a wider economic disparity between blacks and whites and researchers say this is all being ignored by the white majority in the city. thelma gutierrez looks at this tale of two cities. >> reporter: omaha, nebraska, in the country's heartland. >> you have a lot of big time companies here. >> reporter: ivan earned his mba here and launched a successful corporate career. he drove us through a predominantly white neighborhood. >> this is where a majority of the african-american population resides. >> reporter: to the other omaha where he knows well. >> this area here has really been the site of a lot of violence over the years.
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>> reporter: he says that the disparity between the whites and the blacks is shocking and deeply rooted in the segregated past when many families were denied banking loans and higher paying jobs and equal education. the percentage of black children living in poverty here ranks number one in the nation. >> you can be shocked and say, it is an awful place or be shocked with feeling like we need to galvanize. what are you doing over here, young lady? >> reporter: for gilreath that meant to leave a corporate job -- meant leaving a lucrative corporate job to return home to his community as ceo of the boys and girls club to make sure that kids like marquel vaughan have a safe place to play and study. what are some of the challenges that you're up against being a single mom? >> i don't want anything to happen to my son. he is a good kid. i'm sorry. i'm thankful everyday i have him in my life. >> reporter: in the past seven years five children from the
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boys and girls club that he at attends have been killed. >> there is a need for as many of us african-american men who can come back and provide that same kind of influence that these young people that i received at the club. >> reporter: like marquel, gilreath grew up in this area. what are your goals for yourself? what do you want for yourself? >> i want to go to college and make it to the pros, but if this is not going to work out, i want to be a veterinarian or zoo keeper. >> reporter: as a honors student and star athlete, he is well down the same road that ivan gilreath traveled. thelma gutierrez, omaha, nebraska. well, silicon valley is known for the ingenuity, but racial diversity is almost nonexistent. now some black entrepreneurs are risking everything to become the next big thing. soledad o'brien looks at this once in a lifetime opportunity to change the game in the new
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promised land, silicon valley, at 8:00 p.m. eastern. and president obama goes late night which is one of the stories you will hear about in the week ahead. we will run them down for you, but before that, something is lurking in the waters off of hawaii. a massive pile of trash from the earthquake and tsunami earlier this year in japan. and you will not believe the size of this thing. ♪ been torn apart ♪ got so many scratches and scars ♪ ♪ maybe time can mend us together again ♪ ♪ it's not what we've done but how far we've come ♪ ♪ i know that we will recover
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from the business district. >> we feel sorry for the people who get struck in the flooding, but in the case -- we need to keep the capital city because it's really important to keep the economy of thailand. >> reporter: the prime minister came into power in july just as the heavy monsoons were starting to cause the floods, but she is confident to keep the water out of central bangkok, and she rejects the accusations that she is too inexperienced to handle the crisis. she tells cnn, this is no time for politics, only unity. and we spoke to one of the heads of the federal flood relief agencies. he shows me the 400 kilometer stretch of thailand that is flooded. pink for floods, white for dry land. >> people ask me the worst case scenario for bangkok. it is if this levee does not hold.
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>> reporter: and he believes that the chances of dikes failing is slim. the water has not reached the eastern bangkok state yet, but it will. these soldiers will be working through night to build up the main defenses. each factory has also made its own preparations. these employees have to keep watch overnight until the waters come. this man tells me, i'm not worried about the water. we have been preparing for this for two weeks. seven other industrialist states north of bangkok have been inundated. this honda factory along with hundreds of cars has been under water for more than a week and the cost of the disaster so far is estimated by the government to be almost $6.5 billion. the river that runs through bangkok is still rising. this fence has been built up to the height of three meters which is over ten feet, and the water has half a meter before it reaches the top. authorities tell us that it could take at least two weeks
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before the situation even starts to improve. paula hancocks, cnn, bangkok. and going around the globe, imagine a wave of garbage, wrecked fishing boats, furniture, and other debris surging towards hawaii. it is a reality and coming a lot sooner than expected. the debris washed out to sea after a tsunami rushed ashore last march and now 20 tons of trash is floating in the pacific ocean. the researchers say that the currents are carrying it to hawaii. they aren't sure when that wave will arrive, but they do know it is moving faster than they thought. some expected it to arrive next spring, but it is already there. and hawaii could see the trash wash up on the shores in less than two years. and now to the big stories in the week ahead. from the white house to tinsel town, our correspondents will tell you what you need to know.
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we begin tonight with the president's plans for the week. >> i'm dan lothian at the white house after a big foreign policy week for president obama, he heads west again attending fund-raisers in los angeles and san francisco. during the trip, he will make a stop in denver, colorado, and sit down on late night television. according to the white house, the president will be on the "late show with jay leno" tuesday. i'm poppy harlow, and we -- and wall street will continue watching earnings from big corporations this week. we will have earnings from caterpillar, bp, exxon mobile, and a host of others. and the latest consumer confidence readings and home sales and home prices across the country, and at the end of the week we will get the first reading of the third quarter gdp and a clear look at how much the u.s. economy grew in the last three months. that's all coming up. we will track it all for you on cnn money. i'm a.j. hammer, and this is what we are watching this week. a show biz exclusive with rosie
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o'donnell. and we are behind the scenes at her brand new talk show. was rosie nervous about working with oprah, and would she compete on "dancing with the stars" and we got to know. we will see you week nights at 11 p.m. eastern on hln. and next, a young woman's powerful and painful story and the comments by rush limbaugh that made her take a stand. [ male announcer ] for fastidious librarian emily skinner, each day was fueled by thorough preparation for events to come. well somewhere along the way, emily went right on living. but you see, with the help of her raymond james financial advisor, she had planned for every eventuality. which meant she continued to have the means to live on... even at the ripe old age of 187. life well planned. see what a raymond james advisor can do for you.
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conservative radio show host rush limbaugh is known for bashing president obama, but recent criticism so skewed a former child slave was compelled to set the record straight. the controversy involves the president's recent decision to send 100 troops to uganda and central africa to help governments bring down this man, joseph coney and the lord's resistance army, and listen to limbaugh as he defends the lra. >> the lords resistance army are christians fighting the muslims in sudan. and obama has sent troops, united states troops to remove them from the battlefield which means kill them. so that's a new war, and 100 troops to wipe out christians in sudan, uganda.
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>> but evelen says that the rebels are hardly christians. the lords resistant arm kidnapped her when she was 9 years old and brutalized her with 70,000 others over the last 25 years according to analysts. well, during her time in captivity an explosion blew off part of her face, and you can see it there, and despite the fact that her disfigurement impedes her speech, akpoko put this online. >> i have witnessed the spirit of joseph kony and it is not from god. abducted young people from their homes and forcing them to become something that is not meant to be. i don't want any more children to go through what i went
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through. >> she is now 22, and i spoke with evelyn akpoko who says that rush limbaugh needs to apologize. >> actually, it is like made me upset a lot. i get very angry, and i would like don't want to talk about it, but i embrace myself, and i say i cannot keep quiet on what he had said, because it is not right. so, i decided to do something about it, take action out of this, so if it led the world -- let the world to know to know that sometimes what we hear without getting the background of it, sometimes is not true. >> so the lord's resistance army, and what did they do to you specifically? because it was a horrifying thing. >> the lord's resistance army abducted me as a child from my
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parents from the home where i had grown up and they took me in the bush, with a lot of 100,000 of kids, also were there with me. >> what is it that you want rush limbaugh to say, because right now, he is not changing his statements since he made them two friday's ago, and what do you want to hear from rush limbaugh? >> i want him to understand that what he has been saying is not right. >> i see that you are wearing a dog tag around your neck and tell me about that. what is the significance? >> this dog tag represents 1,000 of kids who have been abducted by from their parents. some of them are still missing, and some of them have made it back home, and some of them i'm not sure where they are. >> what do you think of president obama's move to help
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uganda fight the lra, the lord's resistance army? >> joseph kony continue to abduct young people in the congo right now, and some of them are still dying. i think that if troops went to africa, i don't think that kids would be living in fear or live with even themselves. they would be happy. >> we tried to contact rush limbaugh, but we were unable to get a contact. you can read more of evelyn's story by going to, and it is featured there on the home page. and in two minutes some of the stories that you need to know as you start your week and what is this all about? well, comedian will ferrell at the white house, and a new movie, a new role and new advisory position? we will tell you about it. [ male announcer ] it's endless shrimp today at red lobster. as much as you like any way you like, like new sweet and spicy shrimp, all for $15.99. my name is angela trapp,
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and here are some of the stories that you need to know. new video shows libyan fighters congratulating the man they say killed moammar gadhafi. if true, this video contradicts the government's official story that the dictator was killed in the crossfire in a battle with his own loyalists. an autopsy revealed that gadhafi was killed by a gunshot wound to the head, and through a lawyer, his son was outraged by the vicious brutality of the murder of his father. well, the death toll is rising in eastern turkey where at least 217 people are confirmed dead following a major earthquake.
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the 7.2 earthquake struck near the city of van near a large lake. powerful aftershocks continue to rock the area. the international community is responding and urgent call has gone out for rescue workers and heavy equipment, and drinking water. who is the funniest man in america? that is a matter of opinion, but you could make a strong case it is actor will ferrell. tonight, he was honored at the kennedy center in washington with the mark twain prize for american humor. in typical farrell style, he gave himself a thumb's down on the stage. cnn talked with him on the red carpet beforehand. >> this is truly the only legitimate award that recognizes comedy, and some of the others are afraid to, and as an art form, and so, yeah, i'm really honored to be here. >> are you going to do any political impressions for the d.c. audience? >> i can't -- i can't reveal that. the cia have asked me not the


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