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all righty. good morning. it's very nice to have you today. looks like your hair maybe had a party after you went to bed. that's all right. i'm robin meade. more than half of the people going to the hospital for the swine flu are under the age of 24. and now another school is shut down because so many kids have called out sick. parents may want to think twice about the health claims of some supermarket foods. the fda could start cracking down on the claims of some of those breakfast cereals. and singer rihanna's new album is titled "rated r." and she -- let's just say the
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album cover displays that. the latest information on swine flu shows it's really hitting kids and young adults the hardest. the cdc says in the past seven weeks, more than half of all hospitalizations were for people 24 and younger. and deaths from the swine flu seem to be concentrated among the young. >> this is dramatically different from what we see with seasonal flu. with seasonal flu, 90% of fatalities occur in people 65 and over. it's almost completely reversd here. nearly 90% of our fatalities are occurring in people under 65. >> now they don't have the swine flu, but so many kids called in sick with flu-like symptoms that a chicago area high school had to shut down. more than 900 kids stayed home yesterday. that's nearly half of the student body. >> actually, our staff is continuing to work. we didn't have a major staff outage, which was fortunate for us. so our staff actually are going to divide up all 2200 students each day and make sure, check on
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their wellness and from that we'll be able to ascertain whether we can open on monday or not. >> the homecoming day and the dance for last weekend and officials think the illnesses may have spread there. senator john kerry will probably get a big congrats from president obama today. kerry helped convince afghan president hamid karzai to agree to a runoff election. fraud investigators say more than 1 million ballots from the august votes were invalid. karzai needed some persuading for a revote. kerry shared his own similar experiences like his tough decision not to challenge votes from the '04 presidential election. police may have stopped another columbine. a 15-year-old new york boy is at a psychiatric hospital for allegedly plotting to attack his former high school. investigators say they found gasoline and fuses and that he'd been trying to buy an assault rifle. police say his parents had no idea it was going on. that's the part that other parents could relate to. >> sometimes we just, as
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parents, just really don't know what's going on in that child's room, unfortunately. >> he must be very troubled. >> police say that the boy admitted being angry with kids at the school because he had been bullied. investigators believe he was planning the attack for april 20th, the same day as the columbine high school killings in 1999. a public option for health care reform isn't dead yet. a top aide to house democrats says they've cut back on the spending in their proposal so that now it's more in line with the senate plan. capitol hill bean counters estimate both would cost less than $900 billion over ten years. a final bill could be ready in the next few weeks. we're hearing emotional new details about a virginia tech student who vanished from a metallica concert on saturday. morgan harrington's mom says they expected her back at the house on sunday to study for a math test with her dad. >> as you can tell, we're pretty distraught with her absence, and
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want her back home as soon as we can in time to take that math test would be fine because we miss our little baby. she is our precious daughter. and we hope that this attention can help bring her back to our home. >> her mom says she was with her saturday morning helping her pick out an outfit for the concert. police want anyone who took pictures at the convert to look closely at them to see if they spot harrington. metallica posted a message on their website asking for help finding the woman. there is possibly more trouble for balloon boy's parents. now the faa says it is also investigating last week's incident. a separate investigation by local officials could lead to criminal charges if they decide once and for all it was a hoax. plus, for the first time, we're hearing richard heene's 911 call when he said he thought his son had flown away in a balloon. >> we thought we had the thing tethered down, and my -- i think
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my 6-year-old boy -- >> what's wrong? >> he got inside. and it took off. >> okay. where is he at? >> he's in the air. >> so those acting classes didn't help too much, if it turns out to be a hoax. a man who used to work with richard heene says he was trying so hard to become a reality show. smoky miles tells tmz he went so far as to write and sing a theme song from one of his show idea. and i give you richard heene. ♪ you want to learn the mysteries of how things work the weather, the planet ♪ ♪ the whole universe tune into the show and watch richard heene science detective ♪ >> heene denies the balloon adventure was a hoax. here's the problem with that song. >> that's in my head. >> it stinks, but it's stuck in your head. ♪ richard heene
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science detective ♪ ♪ give you information from a new perspective ♪ >> wow. >> oh, my gosh. >> what's with the get rich quick schemes this guy's got all over the place, right? these pokers in the fire. maybe something will -- >> how about getting a job. a 9:00 to 5:00. >> i want to know how you get a theme song before you get a show. you write it yourself. >> he's thinking ahead. >> what's going on, robin? heavy snow happening across northern new mexico. lower parts of colorado, too. it's an upper level low that's now beginning to get moisture underneath it. we had the cold air in place already. check out denver. light snow being reported at the airport with about a mile and a quarter visibility. it's down due to that. it's going to pile up today as well. 10 to 18 inches of snow. northern parts of new mexico, northern parts of colorado. 4 to 8 inches of snow south of denver. the winter storm watch for the
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northern corner of kansas. it's going to move through the rockies. but it should turn to all rain for you central kansas, oklahoma, too. heavy shield of rain now developing across central texas. that is steadily moving in towards the dallas and ft. worth metro areas. we're watching that. amarillo, here's your radar picture. a couple of flashes of lightning. not looking at severe weather today but heavy rain. 1 to 4 inches of rain over the next 36 hours. between today and tomorrow afternoon, watch for that rain to continue to pull in through dallas and towards louisiana. ultimately into mississippi by tomorrow afternoon. getting into the deep southeast by sometime on friday. look at the showers. look at the thunderstorms basically north of grand island in nebraska. you can see it right there. get to the north farther. one wave of rain go through indianapolis. another one just around chicago. i don't think it will be very heavy for chicago. it's going to drift up toward the north. minneapolis, the rain is here. it's going to be here off and on for the rest of the day. how about the good weather? let's go to the east coast. the mid-atlantic.
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here's what it looks like at the beltway. what a beautiful shot of the capitol. temperatures today in washington, d.c., above the average. 75 degrees, mostly sunny. so enjoy that. >> good for you. >> very nice out there. >> it's beautiful. that's a really great day maybe to take a walk on the big mall. >> should be nice. >> and i don't mean the shopping mall. one of our writers just toplined me, which is a note on my computer saying you said the one thing wrong with the richard heene song. that was stupid of me to say. one of the many things. >> it sticks in your head. ♪ science detective >> it was a thriller of a night on "dancing with the stars." the show paid tribute to michael jackson. ♪ because this is thriller thriller night ♪ >> jackson's mother katherine and jermaine and la toya were at the show. the show's professional dancers also danced to "man in the mirror" and "i want you back." find out which contestant got
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the boot. that was a nice tribute. wait until you see this video of a man who nearly gets flattened, pancaked by a bus in russia. he starts walking across the street and then sprints for his life. thank goodness he has long legs to get him across there. it barely missed him. it hit about 14 more cars before it kram to a stop. there were some minor injuries. bus officials think the brakes must have failed. the fbi just added a man suspected of dozens of murders to its most wanted list. you have to hear the drastic measures they think he took to change his appearance.
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it is time to salute our troops. we're happy to do so. a long-awaited visit is coming up for the family of sergeant christopher foley. the husband and father of three is coming home from afghanistan for r & r and his mom wants him to know how proud she is of him. >> good morning, robin. this is joan foley. i would like to send out a
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salute to my son, sergeant christopher foley. i want to tell him how much i love him and miss him. i want to say how proud i am of him. >> joan, we can certainly feel the emotion in your voice. thank you for sharing your sentiments with us. if you have somebody in the service go to cnn.com/robin. on the cover of her new single "russian roulette" she is wearing an eye patch and not much else. the cover released was her website showed she posed in barb wire strategically placed around her chest. the new album featuring that single is called "rated r." ow is right. hope it wasn't real. you've heard all about firefighters getting cats out of trees. but you have to hear about some firefighters, where they had to go to rescue a little girl's doggy. a man described as a ruthless killer is the latest addition to the fbi's top ten
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most wanted list. eduardo ravelo is wanted for racketeering but official say he's also responsible for dozens of murders and assaults, plus drug trafficking and extortion. correspondent richard lui joins us now. what makes this guy more dangerous, say than other murder suspects? >> interesting details here. ravelo is a leader of the barrio azteca gang in elpass oh, texas. he rose to you power last year by brutally killing the guy he replaced. he also has strong ties to the drug cartel just across the border in juarez, mexico. agents say ravelo does their dirty work killing their enemies in exchange for drugs, which he then sells in mexico and the united states. so some reasons why he might be dangerous. the fbi also thinks that r ra voo elo is hide with his wife and children in a mexican neighborhood controlled by his gang. the fbi agent who has been tracking him says he's not flashy, lays low and is well protected. >> he has an entourage.
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he has body guards. he has armored vehicles to protect him from, you know, rival gangs and also rival cartels. >> authorities think he also drastically changed his appearance. this is his driver's license photo from 1998. but agents say he has since shaved his head, manipulate his fingerprints and even got some plastic surgery. more on business now with jen westhoven. how does a box of sugary cereal end up with a label calling it a smart choice. that's what health officials want to know. we look at that. doesn't seem to make sense. >> i just want to say, richard lui, mafia detective ♪ >> making fun of the richard heene song. >> you can change it every day with your topic. the green check that's coming on some of the foods you might see at the grocery store. it's something the industry did because they wanted to try to come up with a uniform labeling
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system. they are called the smart choice labels. that's what it looks like but a lot smaller on the box. the fda says they are going to make sure that those are accurate labels. they say they'll develop nutritional standards by the government agency and then say products would have to meet those standards before they could be labeled as healthy or smart choices. we've talked about how it's not just sugary cereals like fruit loops but many of them, but also mayonnaise, for example, that's getting the smart check that's causing some people to go, really? really? that's a smart choice? what? honda says it may start building the fit right here in the united states. that would bring some jobs and manufacturing work here from japan. that would be some good news in a bad economy. not a definite choice yet. but there's the fit. looks a little like a mini minivan. honda has been surprised by how many americans have been buying it. no final decision yet but honda already has two plants in ohio and one each in alabama and
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indiana. fear about the flu has caused such a demand for hand sanitizer that the makers of purele are asking please do not hoard the stuff. go to industries from ohio has tripled production. they are working 24/7. but they are worried that supplies are limited. you have plenty of it, you don't need to go out and buy like a gallon dispenser. here's a story about a bad return on your investment. a guy spends nearly 12 grand to build a tree house. now he has to tear it down. why the city is saying get rid of it.
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authorities fear for a little girl who they say never made it home from school on monday. officers in north florida are working 12-hour shifts looking for 7-year-old summer thompson. they turned up nothing in her neighborhood yesterday. and now suspect foul play.
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debitives say that she was walking home with her sister and friends but ran ahead after they had a fight. the uconn football team had their first practice since the tragic killing of their teammate. obviously it was very emotional. it is so early for them to get back on the field. hi, rafer. >> i know. that's the thing. it's sort of like they can't stop the season. they are trying to heal and trying to move forward. and somehow find the strength to play this football game on saturday. so tuesday was the first practice, but this is what was very touching about it. beforehand, howard's parents, these two suffer the greatest loss of all, the death of a child. they were the ones who reached out to the kids to try to help them with their grief and move forward. >> the mother and the father went around and hugged those kids that were crying. and let them know that it's nobody's fault. there's nothing that they could
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have done. it was god's will. it was god's way of what he wanted to do. >> the mother and the father said that. now the team is trying to win for jasper. more on that in the next half hour. remember the cheap shot we showed you on monday. carolina's dante westley on clifton smith. he was suspended for a game without pay for that hit. he's going to lose $36,000 for it. said he wasn't trying to hurt him. he's lucky he wasn't suspended for more games. i would have suspended him for more. the tampa bay lightning decided to lighten the mood in practice playing a little strip hockey. every time a player didn't score in the shoot-out, they had to take off an article of clothing. martin st. louis. there he is on one skate. and then had to strip down to his sandals. and here it is. your final chance before you got to take your pants off. you better make it, dude. he finally gets a goal. >> he did the worst?
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>> he was the worst, exactly. he was the farthest anybody stripped down. the yankees have a new secret weapon -- kate hudson. i'm not kidding. i'll explain later on. well, some people believe it anyway. >> people in their mojo about the playoffs. if you wear a certain shirt, don't wash it. you'll wash it right out. now it's, don't change your girlfriend. all right. thanks. >> are you kidding me? let me tell you something. rafer had a great joke three weeks. hasn't changed his underpants since. >> that's why he sits on the other side of the desk. live miami, a tower cam coming up. heavy rain being reported right now. that's what it looks like here. if you have one of those passing showers over you you'll get a delay in miami. poor visibility but no delay yet. heavy rain headed in towards dallas. you'll get a delay out of this shortly. one hour or more delays. that includes the dallas metro
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areas. dallas sl-ft. worth with the ra. more morning express coming your way in two minutes.
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swine flu appears to be most dangerous for kids and young adults. the cdc says since september, more than half the swine flu hospitalizations have been in people under the age of 24. they think that older people have some immunity to the swine flu thanks to exposure during an outbreak decades ago. president obama honors some vietnam vets for a daring rescue of fellow soldiers. he gave the military's highest unit honor to troop "a" first squadron of the 11th armored combat regiment. in 1970 they rescued soldiers surrounded by enemy fighters. the president says these soldiers defined the meaning of bravery and heroism. intense video here.
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a bus full of teachers caught in a flash flood in colombia had to be pulled from the water. this happened after a river burst its banks. everybody made it out okay. heavy rain across the country included out roads forcing some to sit in traffic for hours. just wanted to pause so i could say morning. you might want to get your hiny out of the bed if you're going to be late. you get ready and i'll get your brain ready. 16,000 nurses could walk off the job because they say their hospitals haven't prepared enough for the swine flu. a california nurses union says their members do not have good access to protective gear, that they need to use while treating patients with the swine flu. >> making sure the n-95 respirator mask is available, hepa filters, isolation rooms. all the things we need to be able to keep ourselves safe and healthy. >> the nurses say they'll walk off the job for one day, october 30th. the move would affect 34
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hospitals in some of california's biggest cities. the hospitals and nurses union are in talks to avoid that strike. today the fbi releases the latest addition to their most wanted list. three new people will make the top ten this week. we told you about eduardo ravelo. agents say he's a texas gang leader and a hit man for a mexican drug cartel. correspondent richard lui now. so another man with ties to mexico just made the list as well. >> that's right. from those openings that just came open. joe saenz. he's trafficking drugs across the border now. but he first got on their raid nar 1998 when he allegedly killed two rivals of his quat row flats gang. saenz was out of sight for a decade but police spotted him on surveillance video last year at a murder scene. >> if you look at the video you know, he's rubbing his hands before he goes in the house. he's smiling. it looks like he really enjoys what he does. he enjoys killing people.
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>> an idea there of who he might be. >> in addition to the gang related murders, saenz, kidnapped, raped and murdered the mother of his child because, robin, he thought she might turn him in. >> so frightening. you know, the fbi says that this guy has been involved in gangs for at least 15 years. that's a long time. why has it been so hard to catch him? >> j. edgar hoover started the most wanted list in 1950. 491 people have been on it since then and 463 were caught. that's an almost 95% track record. so if you get on the list, it gets tough for you. you'll probably get caught. also tips from the public that were responsible for about one-third of those arrests. the fbi hopes the publicity from the most wanted list will lead to the break they need in these cases. of course, saenz is on the run, difficult to catch. >> richard, thank you so much. new details this morning in the beating death of a chicago honor student. murder charges were dropped against one of the four teens accused of killing 16-year-old
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darrian albert. the state attorneys office says new information led them to dismiss charges against eugene bailey. he was in custody for three weeks before his release yesterday. >> it was shocking being in there with a lot of murderers, rapists and all of that. >> i just think it was wrong. that was wrong. my baby's 17 years old. you done messed up his life. >> he's free, but he got to go back out here in this world. you know what i'm saying? when he's showing his face at school, he's going to be looked upon differently. whatever school he sg g in. everything done changed now. everything. >> you may remember the shocking cell phone video. three teens are charged in his death. they are due in court today. let me check the time. 34 minutes past the hour. hope you are motoring around on time today. for the weather, let's see who
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is getting a good soaking. >> it's starting up with heavy rain. heavy snow, too. more on that in a second. this weather brought to you by tylenol. feel better. if you are traveling out, the upper level low right around the rocky mountains. now carving out a surface low right around that region. the heavy rain pulling out of texas into new mexico and switching it over to snow, too. it's not only raining here but follow the line all the way in towards kansas, nebraska, stretches to the u.p. of michigan and northern parts of minnesota. that's how far the frontal bound sear located. it's around denver. less than two-mile visibility down through the snow. also the snow building up near pueblo. mainly in the higher elevations. that's going to get the highest amount of snow. we're talking 10 to 18 inches with around the state line with colorado and new mexico. four to eight inches of snow. south of denver. denver metro, probably looking about an inch, maybe a little less. currently snowing now. temperature is 33 degrees.
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tough to get it to stick when it's that warm. hopefully you won't see any travel delays out of that. texas, thunderstorms, showers developing near dallas. heavier rain around amarillo. see that line as it moves up toward the north. the whole rain shield itself is going to move slowly to the east over the next couple of days. next 36 hours, a lot of rain pile up. 1 to 4 inches around the areas by texarkana back to dallas through ft. worth. all the way in towards florida by probably friday morning. showers going all the way towards the north around nebraska. extends way on in toward the upper midwest. a little light snow across south dakota, too. how about the bad weather for the east coast. live to miami, florida. big thundershower now moving ashore. that's what it looked like. the rain around the region. you can see off and on showers all morning long. haven't seen a delay at the airport yet. if one sets up shop right over you, you definitely will. better weather up towards the north. a decent south wind for you coming up around new york city.
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the high about 71 degrees. that's the high temperature in central park. sun looking very nice. >> that is a beautiful day. >> that's a beautiful october sky for you. >> thanks. i wanted to do a little correction here. i was saying the kids in the last story who are charged with the death of darrian albert that they are due in court today. they aren't due in court until friday. want to correct that. do you eat a lot of fish to stay healthy. some may not be as heart healthy as we've been led to think. also ahead, two people get on their knees in prayer in a business office. one thing, though. police say the guy in the hooded sweatshirt was actually robbing the woman.
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police say a robbery suspect prayed with a clerk before he robbed her. they say the armed man went into a check cashing company in indianapolis on monday. eventually the clerk started crying and talked about god. the suspect said he had a 2-year-old to support so he and the woman prayed about overcoming his troubles. police say that he took her cell phone and 20 bucks and then surrendered the next day. prices of some things are dropping but sending your kids to college is not. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. what's the going rate right now? >> well, depend on the school, but for a one-year if you are going to a private school, more than $35,000 a year. that's tuition fees, room and board. of course, a public school is a lot cheaper than that, but their price is still 6% higher.
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so it's about $15,000 if you are in state and more than $26,000 if you are out of state. that is tough. we're talking so much about so many prices that have come down. not for school. the only good news we could find in this annual report by the college board, there are more students who are qualifying for some kind of financial aid. could be a grant. could be some kind of tax benefit. about two out of three now. so that is helping a little. but, i mean, marginally compared to how much it costs for an education these days. $25,000 a year times four is 100 grand to come up with. i want to keep you up to date on what's happen with the possible extension for unemployment benefits. it's been stuck in the senate. now by some accounts, it's because republicans want to tack a number of amendments on to the bill, including one that has to do with a.c.o.r.n. others are talking about maybe the housing credit there. the trouble with all of this
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political dithering is that the bill is not retroactive. so anybody who loses their benefits now while they are all arguing inside the beltway, you will be ol. you would be out of luck. so that is a problem. the current senate plan is 14 more weeks of benefits for everybody and then if you live in one of the states with a very high unemployment rate, you get six extra weeks on top of that. so we're talking about at this point for some people more than a year's worth of benefits if you lose your job. >> right. but what happens afterwards, exactly. like if the job you were in just is an industry that isn't coming back. thank you. remember the woman who slammed her husband and just howled about their prenup agreement on youtube? she let him have it. here she is. well, uh-oh. oh, my goodness. that's how she acted in court? a court is weighing in on their split. that is new for you in about 40 minutes.
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interesting. do you remember comedian garry shandling from "it's garry shandling show"? he's tonight's guest on the joy behar show." here's what he said he was thinking about right before taping tonight's show. >> i enemy the waiting room. you are trying to get in the right mood for this show. and there the tv is on with the news. >> oh. >> and it's just the world is coming to an end. i think it seems pretty -- it seems like jesus was supposed to come by now, wasn't he? jesus is supposed to come. >> yeah, he's very late. >> he's really dragging it on. >> although when they arrested roman polanski i thought, oh, no, he's wrapping it up. >> watch more of that interview tonight on "the joy behar show" at 9:00 p.m. eastern. the university of connecticut football team is back at practice already. their coach is trying to find a way to get them to focus after the tragedy of losing a teammate.
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zazi is accused of lying. zazi is charged with planning to use an explosive device in the united states. the new york yankees keep rolling along. some are giving credit to kate hudson? here's rafer with more on that. she's their good luck charm. >> the woman behind the man. if the man fails, it's the woman's fault. if he does well, the women get the credit. tony romo, jessica simpson. now a-rod, kate hudson. she's been to several yankee games. they call them katerod. a-rod is notorious for being awful in the playoffs. well, he has not been awful. he's been on fire this postseason. he had another monster game as the yankees trounced the angels, 10-1. they are one win away from reaching the world series. he says i'm in a good place right now. the connecticut football
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team had its first practice since the tragic killing of their teammate jasper howard for saturday's game against west virginia. they are trying to rally around howard's memory. >> we're going to beat west virginia. you know why? because he's watching over us. because he's going to be there every play. he's going to watch us every play. we're going to make every play. every play we're going to lay it down on the field. >> should be a very emotional game. the team will travel with howard's jersey and heliment to the game. titans head coach jeff fischer was sprucing former colts coach tony dungy at a charity event and unveiled a rival colts jersey. specifically payton manning who torched his team a few weeks ago. his team was s winless, 0-6. listen to what he said. >> i just want to feel like a winner, so -- >> oh, no he didn't. >> was his team present? >> no, his team was not present. but they'll be upset. >> for 25 grand you can rent a
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new jersey nets player for an hour. in an effort to sell pricey courtside seats, for that price you get four ticket tos ten games courtside, parking, free food and a one-hour appearance by a nets player of your choice at your home office, school or party. >> you can't tell me the players like that. they got to hate that. >> they got to be so upset, especially if they have to go to a kid's party and do balloon tricks. >> hey, devon harris ipaid 25 grand. make this into a giraffe. >> it's kind of desperate. thank you. paying your bills with auto pay can help avoid late fees, but clark howard warns it can also put an unexpected dent in your wallet. >> do you ever allow anybody to just scarf your money right out of your account? you know what i mean, where you set up an automatic draft of your account and let your mortgage company come take the money from your checking account? maybe you let a car company that you did an auto loan with or a bank you did an auto loan with
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just automatically come and take the payments from you. or a utility company or a health club or a burglar alarm company. well, the number of people who do that has steadily grown. but it's dangerous. because once you have given somebody permission to come in and take money from your account, even when you aren't doing business with them anymore, many times they'll still keep taking the money. and then you have to fight to get your own money back while bills are bouncing. what should you do instead? you want the convenience of paying electronically? use electronic bill pay with your bank or credit union. where you control the payments and you stop them when you are done with them. you don't have to worry about them taking money they are not entitled to. i'm clark howard. with more ways for you to protect yourself go to cnn.com/cla cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark will teach you to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern on saturdays and sundays here on hln. some of the stories we're busy watching today in your
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morning express planner. at 9:30 a.m. this morning, a senate committee will hear about the nation's response to the h1n1 flu. around that same time, rapper lil wayne will be in court in new york. there is a hearing about a
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okay, it is 8:00 straight up. good morning, sunshine. how are you you feeling? it's wednesday. i'm robin meade. officials at one school didn't take any chances when almost half of their students called out sick, that as a frightening new report comes out about swine flu and your kids. new details about the day the virginia tech student disappears. why her mother fears the worst. comedian dave chappelle famously walked away from a $50 million tv deal. you've got to hear what he might have walked away from now.
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there are no classes the rest of the week at one chicago-area high school. nearly half of the student body is sick. so many kids called in with flu-like symptoms that the school shut down. no confirmed cases of the swine flu, but more than 900 kids stayed home yesterday. >> our first sign was monday morning we ended up you with about 600-some students calling in sick. on the previous weekend we had a homecoming event and we suspected that might have contributed to that, with a lot of students being very close together. >> school officials say they are certain the mass sick-out is not a prank. the latest info on the swine flu shows it's really had hitting young kids and young you adults the hardest. in the past seven weeks, the cdc says more than half hospitalizations were for people 24 and younger. deaths from the swine flu are concentrated among the young.
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the government is testing for sleep april knee area. it's been a factor in accidents. the faa and other agencies are working on plans to address those fatigue problems. we are hearing emotional new details about a virginia tech student who vanished from a metallica concert saturday. morgan harrington's mom said they expected her back home on sunday to study with her dad for a math test. >> as you can tell, we're pretty distraught with her absence and want her back home as soon as we can in time to take that math test would be fine because we miss our little baby. she is our precious daughter and we hope that this attention can help bring her back to our home. >> her mom says she was with her saturday morning helping her pick out an outfit for the concert. police want anyone who took pictures at that concert to look at them closely to see if they
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can spot harrington. metallica posted a message on their website asking for help finding her. senator john kerry will probably get a big congrats today. he helped convince hamid karzai for a runoff election. karzai needed some persuading for revote so kerry shared his own experiences like his tough decision not to challenge vote from the '04 presidential election. the u.s. should be embarrassed to have a child abuse death rate for higher than any other wealthy democracies. that's what child welfare advocates are saying. they plan to rally in washington today. government figures estimate that more than 1700 children died from child abuse and neglect in 2007. and that is up 35% from 2001. many states slashed their budgets affecting child welfare programs because of the
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recession. trouble is piling up for the balloon boy's parents. if last week's adventure turns out to be a hoax, a federal investigation into the incident is starting. local officials already are run being a separate investigation an may file criminal charges. also now we're getting to hear richard heene's 911 call when he said he thought his son was in that balloon. >> i think my 6-year-old boy, he got inside, and it took off. yeah. >> okay. where is he at? >> he's in the air. >> a man who used to work with richard heene says he was trying to become a reality tv star. smoky miles tells tm that heene went so far as to write and sing a theme song for a show idea. and i give you now richard heene. ♪ if you want to learn the mysteries of how things work ♪
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♪ the weather the planets the whole universe ♪ ♪ tune in to the show it's really effective ♪ ♪ watch richard heene science detective ♪ >> can you believe that? heene denies the balloon adventure was a hoax, by the way. man, did he want to be famous. >> he wrote that song before he even had a show. >> the thing is, it's kind of catchy. >> unfortunately, you're right. it is. >> i'm not saying he sang it well, but -- ♪ richard heene science detective ♪ >> that's like illustrating your book cover before you have a topic for your book. >> he's insane. we've got a difference between rain and snow and the freezing rain. >> it's all with the elevation. here's what it looks like on the map. the upper level low around new mexico, here's the border with colorado. notice the rain coming up from the south through amarillo, into the panhandles of oklahoma and texas. once it gets up the mountains,
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the air is forced up. it cools down, turns into snow. colorado springs, denver all reporting snow right now. it is going to continue to pile up there and then drive on down through towards northern new mexico late this morning. 10 to 18 inches of snow over the next couple of days is what it looks like here. most of it falls this morning into the early afternoon. advisories out there for just south of denver. deny have area probably about an inch. south of there, four to eight. south of that, all rain, dallas into ft. worth, back to the west, amarillo, look at the shield of rain coming in. it's a cold rain, temperatures in the 40s and 50s. to four inches of rain over the next few days sfreching across the lower part of of the country. flash flood warnings are out there. rain shield north of hastes and grand isle, nebraska, moving to the north. it's stretching on into areas like chicago for the morning with low clouds, same with detroit. the low cloud and rain shield lifts to the north so just a morning event. minneapolis, covered with rain,
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mainly to the north. everything stretching that way so you're going to be in the rain at least for the next couple of hours. let me take you live to washington, d.c. here's what it looks like, pretty picture coming in. mid-70s in washington. looking gorgeous, capitol building. beautiful october day, 75, warm for this time of year by about five degrees. >> lunch outside. >> there you go. some trick-or-treaters don't want candy. they want their liver strips and raw hides dogs were strutting their stuff in denver, colorado. the poor things, what they put up with. some were dressed as devils and tootsie rolls and scare crows, also a dog toting a banana in a monkey costume. what was that? at least they weren't dressed as a mylar balloon. the fbi has a new name on its ten most wanted list. they say he's gone way out of his way and under the knife to avoid getting arrested.
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proud she is of him. >> good morning. this is joan sully. i'd like to send out a salute to my son, sergeant christopher foley. i want to tell him how much i love him and miss him. i wanted to say how proud i am of him. >> joan, i know that you are. i can hear it in your voice. if you have somebody in the service, too, go to
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cnn.com/robin. a man described as a ruthless killer is the latest addition to the fbi's top ten most wanted list. edwardo ra very well low is wanted for racketeering. but agents say he's also responsible for dozens of murders and assaults plus drug trafficking and extortion. correspondent richard lui joins us. what makes him, say, more dangerous than other murder suspects? >> what he is is a leader of a gang in el paso, texas. the fbi says here that he rose to power last year by brutally killing the guy that he replaced. he also has strong ties to the drug cartel just across the border in juarez, mexico. agents say he does their dirty work killing their enemies in exchange for drug that he then sells there in mexico and the united states. robin? >> sounds like a gunshot just rang out t. wasn't that at all.
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the fbi says he's been involved in gangs for at least 15 15ees. why is he so hard to catch? that's long time. >> the fbi thinks he is hiding with his wife and children as well in a juarez neighborhood controlled by his gang. you can see how close it is to his hometown of el paso in map here. agents say he also avoids being flashy, lays low and is well protected. >> he has an entourage. he has bodyguards, he has armored vehicles to protect him from rival kbangs and rival cartels. >> authorities think he also drastically changed his appearance. this is his driver's license photo since 1998. agents say he shaved his head, manipulated fingerprints and has gotten plastic surgery. >> the fingerprint thing is fascinating. richard, thank you. >> sure.
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i ask you, how does a box of sugary cereal end up with a label "smart choice." jennifer westhoven is looking out for us. i do choose the cereals that have the high fiber. i'm well aware they've got carmel and sugar and everything else in them, but they do have high fiber. >> there was one consumer advocate who said, you could take sawdust and throw vitamins in it, and it would qualify with that label. the fda says they'll look into it. we told you about the smart choice labels before. the food industry started using them, they want a uniform way instead of every different food company having all their own symbols, they wanted a uniform way to do it. but when sugary cereals and mayonnaise got the green check on the box, that started raising questions. maybe you were thinking, that doesn't sound so nutritious to
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me. the fda says now it will develop some nutritional standards and products would have to meet its standards before they could be labeled as healthy or smart choices. we'll watch that one. honda says it may start building the fit here in the united states. that would bring jobs in manufacturing work here from japan, that would be good news in a bad economy. it looks a little bit like a minivan but smaller. honda has been surprised by how many americans are buying this. they originally designed it for the japanese market. no final decision, but we'll watch. congressional leaders may be getting closer to extending the home buyer tax credit, that $8,000 tax credit. we'll see in what shape, if it's more money, less money. the white house has been saying, hey, just how much is this going to cost? more than a million home buyers have qualified for the credit, although i saw a headline this morning that the irs has opened
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investigations into more than 100,000 people who they think may have improperly claimed the credit. back to you. >> thank you. >> i wonder, they did ask -- i just moved here. so they did ask me for more paperwork. i wonder if that counts as an investigation. >> i don't know. hmm. not that they're investigating you. >> no. i'm just wondering what's an investigation. is it a is it just asking for the receipt? >> proof, in other words. jennifer's under investigation. just joking. one minute a little girl was walking home from school with her friends. but the next she was gone without a trace. now the search is getting more urgent by the hour.
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a little girl in north florida never made it home from school on monday. here is a press conference. we'll listen in quickly. >> i'm going to introduce adina. she has a few things would like to say to the viewing public. >> first thing i want to say to everybody who has come out and looked for my baby, thank you. for everybody who's stopped by, who's passed out flyers, who's brought me food, to my work and my friends and my family, and if anybody can help me find her, i just wanted to say thank you to everybody. just bring her home to me.
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>> would you describe her for us? >> she's about 3'5", probably 65 pounds, long brown hair, brown eyes. she does have an odd-shaped birth mark on her left shin. >> what's she like? >> everything. she's a 7-year-old. she loved hannah montana. everything. she likes to draw. she likes to pretend -- she's so creative. she can play alone. she's just the friendliest child. she would hug anyone. she just wants to be everyone's friend. extremely energetic. >> has she ever run off before? >> no. never, ever. >> if you could say one thick to her right now, what would it be? >> i love you, and i just want you to come home. i just want you to come home.
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>> would you have something to say if somebody knows where she is? >> just drop her off somewhere. i don't care if get in trouble. i just want my baby back. she's got a twin and he is lost without her. just bring her back, okay? safe and sound. >> that's deana thompson. gosh, so painful to watch. she is the mom of a 7-year-old girl who never made it home from school in north florida. she was last seen on the way home monday i believe with -- let me think. she was on the way home with her sister and friends and ran ahead, apparently after they had maybe a little disagreement. it was like a time span of 15 minutes and she never made it home. so now the press conference this morning, as police are saying they're following up on any
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leads they have but nothing has turned up this little girl. it's obviously a very nervous time for family members as they're thinking about this little girl. deana thompson said her daughter has never run off before. she made a note that she is a twin and that the twin is obviously lost without the little girl. her name is summer thompson. just days after one of their feem mates was killed, the university of connecticut football team had an emotional return to the practice field. the season does not stop even though something awful has happened, rafer. >> that's right. somehow the kids need to find the streblg to move forward. tuesday the team returned to the field to try to get ready for saturday's game against west virginia. beforehand, howard's parents had this moment with the team. well, in the next half hour we'll have more on that. sorry. we'll also have the yankees who have a new secret weapon, kate hudson. i'll explain later.
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>> because of that press conference, we smashed the time rafer had. he'll have more on that. we'll check more news after this.
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who went missing after their concert on saturday night. they posted morgan harrington's
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photo on their website. her parents say that she was due back home sunday to study for a math test with her dad. it's 30 minutes past the hour. it's wednesday with. just wanted to pause and say good morning, welcome. hope you're doing great. i'm robin meade. authorities fear for a little girl who they say never made it home from school on monday. her mother spoke at a news conference just moments ago. you know, for some reason that tape is just stuck. here you go. >> i don't care if you ever get in trouble. i just want my baby back. she's got a twin, and he is lost without her. just bring her back, okay? safe and sound. >> well, officers in north florida are working 12-hour shifts looking for summer thompson. they suspect foul play.
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detectives say that thompson was walking home with her sister and friends but ran ahead after they had a fight. today the fbi releases the latest addition to their most wanted list. three new people will make the top ten this week. we told you last half hour about ravelo. agents say he's a texas hit man for a drug cartel. another man with ties to mexico just made the list as well. >> that's right. joe sigh enz, the fbi saying he is trafficking drugs across the border, but he first got on their radar back in 1998 when with he allegedly killed two rivals of his gang. saenz was out of sight for a decade but at least spotted him on surveillance last year at a murder scene. >> if you look at the video, he's rubbing his hands before he goes in the house and he's smiling. he looks like he really enjoys what he does. he enjoys killing people. >> well, mad to the gang-related
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murders, investigators say scenes kidnapped raped and murdered the mother of his child because he thought she, robin, might turn him in. >> isn't that frightening? what are the chances that authorities are going to be able to track down these guys now they're on the top ten list? how much of a difference does that make? >> if you're a criminal, you don't want to be on this list. j. edgar hoofer started the most wanted list 1950. almost a 95% track record of catching the top ten most wanted and tips from the public most often lead to about a third of those arrests. the fbi hopes the publicity now from the most wanted list will lead to the break they need in these cases going forward. >> richard, thank you for the updates on that list. the vatican has announced it's going to allow disgruntled angela kans to convert to catholicism. it's aimed at traditionalist who
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oppose same-sex unions and female clergy. it's divided the angela began church. it will allow converts to keep aspects of angela kin churches. it allow entire congregations. a 15-year-old new york boy is at a psychiatric hospital for allegedly planning to attack his former high school. investigators found gasoline and fuss and he had been trying to buy an rifle. police say his parents had no idea it was going on, the part other parents can relate to. >> sometimes we just as parents really don't know what's going on in that child's room, unfortunately. >> he must be very troubled. >> police say that the boy admitted being angry with kids at the school because he had been bullied. they say he was planning the attack for april 20th, the same day as the columbine killings in 1999. wait until you see video of
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a man who nearly got pan kaeked by a bus in rush russia. the man was walking across the street, then has to sprint for his life. the bus barely missed him. it did hit about 14 more cars before it came to a stop. there were minor injuries. bus officials think the brakes failed. good thing he is a tall man. >> didn't drop his briefcase or anything. >> yeah. >> wow. he pulled a matrix to get out of the way, too. that was -- one of these. that was good. good for him. >> hi, bobby. >> big area of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere, now carving out a surface low nearable kweshg, new mexico. ahead of it it's all rain, coming out of eastern new mexico into the panhandles of texas and oklahoma. behind it it's all snow and starting to come down heavily around denver, towards colorado springs, getting in toward northern new mexico, too. here's what we have with the warnings out there with the
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snow. they're out there. here's what it looks like. look at the red shaded counties right there. 10 to 18 inches of snow toward the lower parts of colorado, northern new mexico, 4 to 8 inches around colorado springs. those are the advisories. that's the winter storm aspect of this storm. on the front side it's all rain, going to be heavy at times. here's what it looks like around amarillo, showers coming in around the northern part of the panhandle, stretching into the oklahoma panhandle. will all that rain is going to move on into dallas, already there by ft. worth. one to four inches of rain over the next couple of days all stretching into georgia by sometime friday. that's the path of this storm on the other side of the country, the pacific northwest, seattle looking at clouds and rain for most of the day. here is a live shot of this. still dark, but you are going to see rain off and on with a temperature only in the mid-50s. 58 degrees at the high with rain today, couple of delays at the airport probably, too. had to snap my fingers at adam.
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i love snapping fingers. he loves that. what's that one finger? ah! do you remember comedian kbar gary shandling? he's tonight's guest on "the jay behar show". >> i'm in the waiting room. trying to get in the right mood for this show, and there the tv is on with the news, and it it's just the world is coming to an end. i think it seems pretty -- it seems like jesus was supposed to come by now, wasn't he? jesus was supposed to come -- >> he's late. >> he's really dragging it on. however, when they arrested roman polanski i thought, oh, no, he's wrapping it up. >> catch more of that interview tonight on "the joy behar show" 9:00 p.m. eastern. a lot of people are talking about rihanna's new album cover, not for what's not on her.
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and a new look at the cost of higher learning, apparently higher than ever.
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police say that a robbery suspect preyed on a clerk before robbing her. they say that the armed man went into a check cashing company in indianapolis monday and eventually the clerk started crying and talked about god. the suspect said that he had a 2-year-old to support so he and the woman prayed about overcoming his troubles. police say that he took her cell phone and 20 bucks and then surrendered the next day. on the kofr of her new single "russian roulette,"
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rihanna is wearing an eye patch and not much else. she is posed in barbed wire strategically placed around her chest. they must have stunt wire, right? >> oh, i'm sure. >> because that would tear you up. >> i would hope so. jennifer is, like -- prices of some things are dropping, but sending your kids to college is not. our money expert jennifer westhoven, good morning. >> good morning. we talk about so many prices getting lower, this ain't one of them. the college board says a high education pricier than ever. at a private school, one year will cost more than $35,000, tuition, fees, room and board. public schools cheaper, but still expensive. in state, about 15,000, out of state, 26,000. we did all of the room and board, too, because most
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students do need that. there was one little bit of good news in this report. it's that more people are qualifying for some kind of help. so that could be a grant, tex benefit. that's helping, but not that much. of course, i've always said i'm going to try to keep you to date on what's happening with the possible extension on unemployment benefits. you haven't heard me talk about it for a while because it's been stuck in the senate. this is just update to tell you it's stuck. by some accounts it's because republicans want to tack a number of amendments on to the bill including one with about a.c.o.r.n. the problem is this version isn't supposed to be retroactive. anybody who loses the benefits while the politicians dijer, they won't be able to get any of these extensions whatsoever. the current senate plan is 14 more weeks of benefits for everybody and then if you live in a state with high unemployment, you'd get an extra six weeks on top of that. it does mean, though, that some are qualifying for more than a
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year's worth of benefits. it's very different situation than the kind of unemployment benefits we would have had just a few years ago. >> oh, yeah. 26 yeweeks to a year. we are getting a picture of what life in prison might be like for bernie madoff, the former wall street honcho. bottom bunk in a cell that he shares with a drug offender. his food is cooked by a child molester and he's been spending time with convicted spy and a mob boss. that is according to a lawyer for some of the victims. no comments from his lawyers on the details. a little bit of what it's like there, who his new friends are. >> you've got to talk to somebody, right? i guess. atkins, south beach, the zone. these diets may help you shed pounds in a hurry, but we're going beyond the surface with dietitian carrie glassman about how to lose weight.
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>> people are often tempted by a fad diet, but what i always tell people is, if a diet sounds too good to be true it absolutely is too good to be true. avoid this common mistake. >> skipping meals does not help you lose weight. it can actually help you gain kwaet. when you skip a meal, you slow down metabolism. >> reporter: and kerry says u common sense. even nonfat foods are a lot of calories. you can easily overconsume. you need to have portion control. >> reporter: here is a tip you may not know. >> sometimes people confuse hunger for thirst. if you find yourself getting hungry an hour after you eat, you may be thirsty. staying hydrated is an important part of losing weight. some nurses are very worried about the dangers of the swine flu, worried enough to walk right off their job. if they strike, it could affect dozens of hospitals in big cities. smoo
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in the u.s. y, go ahead and disagree with politicians. in iran, an iran-american man has been sentenced for 15 years in prison for taking part in anti-government protests. after the controversial presidential election in june. secretary of state hillary clinton criticized this trial. the state department calls the charges groundless and is asking for the protester's release. iran says he was plotting a revolution. 16,000 nurses could walk off the job because they say that the hospitals have not prepared enough for the swine flu. california nurses union says that their members do not have good access to protective gear that they need to use while treating patients who have the swine flu. >> making sure that the n-95
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recess operator mask is available, making sure we have plenty of isolation gowns, help i filters, all the things we need to be able to keep ourselves safe and healthy. >> the nurses say they'll walk off the job for one day october 30th. the move would affect 34 hospitals in some of california's biggest cities. the hospitals and nurses unions are in talks to avoid the strike. ugly, one city has got no alibi. they're ugly. a new poll -- suddenly i'm back in junior high. a new poll looks at the cities with the ugliest men. what? how dare you. that's new for you in the next 30 minutes. you may get that loving feeling from a baowl of soup. vie ra soup is being served. it's got clams, and tequila.
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the manager claims that viagra soup can help you get frisky until the break of dawn. it costs 32 bucks a bowl. >> i love they went from the ugly men story to that. >> which may make many men appear more handsome. >> does that work for women, too? then you'll get your $32. >> or you could just do a shot of tequila for much cheaper than that. forgeted soup part. the new york yankees are rolling along, some giving credit to kate hudson. >> one said 99% of the game is mental. alex rodriguez says he's in a good place right now and he and kate hudson have been gait dating for a while she's been coming to the games. every time they've been photographed together at the yankee stadium. why is this notorious? he has been off in the postseason. he is on fire. he had another monster game as they trounced the angels 10-1.
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they're one win away from the world series. a sadder story, the connecticut football team had its first practice since the tragic its first practice sincee tragic killing of their teammate. >> you know why? because he's watching over us. he's going to be there every play. he's going to watch us every play, we're going to make every play. we're going to lay it down on the field. >> the team will travel with his jersey and helmet to saturday's game. and you can rent a new jersey nets player for one hour. you'll get four tickets to ten game, parking, food. >> they've got to hate this. >> it's going to be like that scene in "wedding crashers." and jeff fisher was
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introducing former colts' coach and disrobed to unveil a rival jersey. peyton manning's no less. listen to what he said. >> i just want to feel like a winner. >> oh, no, he didn't. >> oh, he was just pandering to the add yens. >> that's a look at sports. >> thank you. sarah palin's first tv interview is going to oprah. oprah's production company says the former republican vp candidate will appear november 16th, the day before her memoir hits stores. last year, oprah said she wouldn't invite palin until after election day. a us navy team on the hunt for pirates turned upt tons of
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drugs. the hull was worth $28 million. the navy says money from the sales of those drugs could have ended up in the hands of terrorists in afghanistan. you're going to hear sobs and cries from the father of balloon boy. @@@@@@@@@@
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morning, sunshine. come in the room, sit down. if you're still running around getting ready, well then i'll still talk and you can hear while you get ready. a little girl never made it home from school. hear the emotional plea from her mother. a teenager is in a psychiatric hospital after allegedly pl planning an attack. and one city, it's guys are ugly. this is so mean, but a new poll looks at which cities have the
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homeliest guys. find out if your city made the list. minutes ago, a north florida mom made an urgent and emotional plea for the safe return of her daughter. summer thompson vanished while on her way home from school monday. she could not hold back her tears at a news conference. >> for everybody who's stopped by and who's passed out fliers, brought me food to my work and my friends and my family, and if anybody can help me find her -- i just wanted to say thank you to everybody. just bring her home to me. >> thompson also said that summer has a twin brother who misses her terribly. the latest information on
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swine flu shows that it's really hitting kids and young adults the hardest. the cdc says that in the past seven weeks, more than half of all hospitalizations were for people 24 and younger and deaths from the swine flu seem to be concentrated among the young. >> this is dramatically different from what we see with seasonal flu. with seasonal flu, 90% of fatalities occur in people 60 and over. it's almost reversed here. >> at one chicago high school, so many kids called in sick that school had to shut down. there is no confirmed case of the swine flu, but more than 900 kids stayed home yesterday. that is nearly half of the student body. >> actually, our staff is continuing to work. we didn't have a major staff outage. so they're going to divide up all students and call them each
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day and check on them. the homecoming game and dance were last weekend and they think it spread there. a us navy team turned up drugs when sailors stopped a small boat in the gulf of aden last week. they found four tons of hash. the hull was worth $28 million and money from the sales of the drugs could have ended up in the hands of terrorists in afghanistan. john kerry will probably get a big congrats from president obama today. he helped convince hamid karzai to agree to a runoff election. karzai needed persuaded for a revote, so kerry shared his own experiences like not to
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challenge votes from the '04 presidential election. trouble is piling up for the balloon boy's parents. the federal investigation is now starting. local officials are already running a separate investigation and may file criminal charges. also now, we are getting to hear richard heene's 911 call when he said he thought his little son floated away in a balloon. >> i think my 6-year-old boy, he got inside and -- yeah. >> okay. where is he at? >> he's in the air. >> maybe he should have stayed in those acting classes longer. a man told tmz that he even wrote a theme song for one of his ideas. so here now, i give you richard
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heene. ♪ when you want to learn how things work weather planets the whole universe ♪ you guys are -- richard heene, science detective. heene denies the balloon adventure was a hoax. still says it's not a hoax. ♪ everything on earth come on, bob, join in. it's kind of sickeningly catchy. >> we're going to change it to richard lui whatever detective. ♪ >> if he didn't copy wright it, who knows. if you're traveling today, here's the big rain out of dallas stretching into the panhandle of texas. look at the snow coming down.
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in denver, all the blue is snow. it's falling by i-70. count on delays because of that snow. you pull the picture out and it's all rain towards dallas and amarillo. one to four inches especially across the lower part of the gulf coast and stretching into northern parts of louisiana and mississippi. the bright shaded areas are the warned areas. you're going to see more rain this week. 48 hours of rain now, dallas looking at about two to three inches, oklahoma city, about two inches itself. all the red shaded areas near houston, that's closing in on four inches of rain in the next 48 hours. rain stretching in through northern parts of nebraska, but the east coast looks good. in philadelphia, the dodgers
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against the phillies. 7:30 game time. 70 degrees the high. in philly today, lots of blue skies. game time temps in the upper 60s. more details in just a bit. all right, so wait until you see the video of a guy who nearly got hit by a bus in russia. the bus barely missed him. it hit about 14 more cars though before it came to a stop. there were some minor injuries. officials think the bus failed. one more time. >> don't drop the briefcase. >> good thing he's tall. appears any way. >> like frogger. >> yeah, really. hours before a virginia tech student disappeared wifrom a concert, she was spending time with her mom and dad. why they say they know something must have happened to her. it can be hard to know what foods are really good for you, but that may be about to change.
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our salute to the troops. a long awaited visit is coming for the family of sergeant christopher foley. his coming home and his mom wants him to know how proud she is. >> good morning. this is joan foley. i'd like to send out a salute to my son. i want to tell him how much i love him and miss him. i wanted to say how proud i am of him. >> joan, i can hear it in your voice. if you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them, too, cnn.com. we are hearing new details about the student who vanished from a concert on saturday. the parents expected her home on
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saturday to study with her dad. >> as you can tell, we're pretty distraught with her absence and want her back home as soon as we can in time to take that math test would be fine because we miss our little baby. she is our precious daughter and we hope this attention can help bring her back. >> her mom says she was with her saturday morning and police want anyone who took pictures there to look at them closely to see if they can spot her. there are people who would go without important medical care if it weren't for one man hoping to make a difference. the doctor who is saving lives and teaching new doctors to follow in his footsteps. all right. so how does a box of sugary cereal end up with a label that
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says, smart choice? jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> there are a lot of nutritionists who were thinking how does mayonaise end up with one of these labels. the industry is just trying to have a uniform way for people to see what they consider smart choices. the fda is saying we want to be pretty careful and that and are saying they are going to set some government standards for what's healthy. fear about the flu has caused such a demand for hand sanitizer that the makers of purell are saying please don't horde it. gojo industries of akron, ohio, they tripled production and hired more people. they're worried they are going
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to be limited supplies because everyone's so afraid of the h1n1 swine flu. they're saying, use it, but don't store it in your basement. they've got too many sales right now. they're working overtime. >> that's a problem. >> good problem. >> good morning. if you're traveling, flight explorer showing a heavy shield of rain -- swine flu. here's what we have for the day. an hour or more delay because of that rain. chicago, detroit with morning clouds. a possibility of a half hour delay. otherwise, more showers and delays around places like the following. okay. never mind. any way. san francisco right now, about a 60 minute delay. here's new york city metro.
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looking pretty nice. temperature about 70 right now. if any of you ladies out there are traveling today, hoping to meet mr. right. we have some cities you need to avoid. find out where the ugliest men in the country live. we've got the poll numbers coming up.
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a man described as a ruthless killer is the latest edition to the top ten most waned list. he's officially wanted for racketeering, but is also responsible for dozens of murders and assaults, plus drug trafficking and extortion.
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richard lui joins us now. what makes him more dangerous than other murder suspects? >> he is a leader of the gang in el paso, texas and officials say he rose to power last year by kill tg guy he replaced. he also has strong ties to the drug cartel across the border. agents say he does their dirty work, killing their enemies in exchange for drugs which he then sells in mexico and the united states. the fbi thinks he's hiding with his wife and children in a mexican neighborhood controlled by his gang. the agent who's been tracking him says he lays low and is well protected. >> he has bodyguards, he has armored vehicles to protect him from you know, rival gangs and also rival cartels. >> now, authorities think he also drastically changed his
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appearance. this is his driver's license from 1998, but agents say he has since shaved his head, manipulated his fingerprints and got plastic surgery. police may have stopped another column bin. a boy is at a psychiatric hospital for alleging to bomb his high school. police say his parents had no idea this was going on. >> sometimes we just, as parents, just don't know what's going on in our child's room, uchl. >> he must be very troubled. >> police say he admitted being angry with kids at the school and was planning the attack for april 20th. if you are an attractive man looking for your pick of the ladies, you could head to el
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paso, texas, because a poll says that el paso has the ugliest guys in the country. understandably, many there disagree. >> they're saying we have the ugliest guys. >> no, we don't. >> well, that might be right. >> it's not right. i don't think we're that ugly here. >> not true. >> not true? >> not true. >> you're a pretty good looking guy. >> are you serious? maybe because i'm not from here. >> they don't take care of themselves as much. there are some though. >> that is terrible. i've seen plenty of good looking men. >> el paso was followed by hagerstown, maryland. miami, greensboro, north carolina and a tie between mobile, alabama and huntington,
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west virginia. >> miami? maybe it's because they're wearing thongs. >> have you seen the bird cage? they're like skating around in their shongs. just days after one of their teammates was killed, the connecticut team had an emotional return to the practice field. >> one nice thing that has come out of this is the bonding that's developed between the victim's parents and the team and this beautiful gesture that the parents did for the team. that was before the team returned on tuesday to get ready for saturday's game against west virginia, but howard's parents, who suffered the greatest loss of all, the death of the child, they were the ones trying to help the kids move forward with these encouraging words. >> the mother and the father went around and hugged those kids that were crying and let them know that it's nobody's fault. there's nothing that they could have done.
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it was god's will, it was god's way of what he wanted to do. >> now, the team is trying to win for jasper. we'll have more on that. and natalie was booted off "dancing with the stars." her partner and her scored 22 out of the 30. some blamed him. meanwhile, michael ervin posted a lower score, but got enough votes to stay on another week. that's because he took his shirt off. the tampa bay lightening, speak ofg taking your shirt off, decided to play a little strip hockey. every time a player did not score in a shootout, they had to take off something. he had the most trouble. lost his helmet, one skate, then both. until finally, he scored. and that's a look at sports. next half hour, the yankees seem to have a new secret weapon.
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kate hudson? on the cover of her new single, rihanna is wearing an eye patch and not much else. it showed her posed in barbed wire strategically placed.
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rock bands come here. the new york stock exchange just opened for business and -- you are not seeing double vision. that is the rock band, foreigner, ringing the opening bell. ♪ they have a new cd and dvd collection out, but you know what? that's not lou graham singing, is it? wait, they have a different lead singer than i remember. so, are the investors feeling hot blooded? a live report in five minutes. i did her hair for her in the morning.
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put it up in a ponytail. i can't even remember if i told her i loved her. i went to work and told her to have a good day. she wasn't feeling well and i told her just try to go to school. if you need me, call me. >> that mother was describing the last time she saw her 7-year-old daughter, summer thompson. never made it home from school monday afternoon. authorities suspect foul play and say she ran ahead of her sister and friends while walking home. so many students at a chicago high school are sick that the school has closed for the rest of the week. half the school stayed home yesterday with flu like symptoms. officials say it may have spread over the weekend. intense video here, a bus full of teachers caught in a flash flood had to be pulled from the water. everyone made it out okay. heavy rain across the
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country has flooded out roads, forcing some to sit in traffic for hours. hello, hello, hello. welcome to the show. i'm robin meade. it is 31 minutes past the hour. jumping back into news in the fast lane, 16,000 nurses could walk off the job because they say their hospitals have not prepared enough for the swine flu. a california nurses union says they do not have good access to protective gear while treating patients with the swine flu. >> make sure that the 9 n rescue mask is available, all the things we need to be able to keep ourselves safe and healthy. >> they say they're going to walk off the job for one day, october 30th. the hospitals and unions are in talks to avoid the strike. new details in the beating death of the chicago honor student. murder charngs were dropped
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against one of the teens. the state attorney's office says new information led them to dismiss the charges against eugene bailey. he was in custody for three weeks before his release yesterday. >> i was shocked, being in there with a lot of murderers, rapists and all of that. >> my baby's 17 years old. he's done messed up his life. >> he's free, but he's got to go back out here in this world, where he saw his face in the school, he going to be looked upon differently. everything done changed now. everything. >> you may remember the shocking cell phone video. albert was killed in a fight after school last month. three teens are charged in his death and are due in court on friday. a public option for health care reform is not out of the mix yet. a top aide to house democrats say they've cut back on spending in their proposal so now, it's
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more in line with the senate plan. they estimate both would cost less than $900 billion overten years. remember the woman who slammed her husband and their prenup on youtube? in the video here, trisha walsh smith went off on him, claiming her husband was treating her unfairly. a court ruled however, that their move to humiliate him helped to justify cruel treatment. that means the prenup's valid. the husband's attorney says -- do we have that one picture of her where she just looks like she's mad? we don't have that one. she went off on youtube and you kind of go, wow. what did he do?
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>> do we have the picture with her tinfoil hat on? just kidding. that's what insane people do. >> hi, bob. big storm now wrapping up across the rockies. rain across the plains, but once it gets into the rockies, it's snow. let me show you what it looks like with the warnings. all the areas in red, winter storm warnings. we're talking 18 inches of snow by this time tomorrow. just south of denver, four to eight inches. denver itself, an inch to an inch and a half of snow before it turns to rain. the minneapolis radar picture, showers are moving here as well. heaviest rain just north of town. down south, another band of rain headed towards you. live to minneapolis, here's what it looks like. it's a cool rain, too. temperatures into the 50s.
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40s by late tonight. all the snow should be north of you. i think it's just going to be a nice rain event around minneapolis. watch the rain and fog, it will slow you down more than that. across the pacific northwest, a steady stream of rain. portland to seattle is where the heaviest rain is falling now. this works in towards idaho tomorrow. >> thank you. a weak housing report pulled down stocks yesterday and today, we're seeing more losses at the start of trading. susan lisovicz is at the new york stock exchange with more on the early market action. morning. >> good morning, robin. when we talk about losses, half -- the dow's positive. we started off a little bit weaker, but the bulls are trying to rally and one reason why, yahoo!. it reported quarterly profit
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that tripled. shares are up 4.5%. we have financials to talk about, too. different story. morgan stanley posted its first quarterly profit in a year thanks to strength in its investment banking unit. wells fargo hit a record of more than $3 billion, but there are underlying problems. morgan commercial real estate business losing money. wells says losses from bad loans climbed to $5 billion. and sun microsystems says it will cut 3,000 positions over the next year because of the deal to buy rival, oracle. talk about jobs, job losses, we often talk about detroit. one reason why is that brand romance is gone. it's been gone for a long time. one company find that is only about 20% of car shoppers stayed
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within their brand when purchasing a vehicle. that's compared to nearly 80% back in the '80s, when a new chevy would come out and yould buy it. competition from japan hurting a lot. >> so ringing the opening bell was foreigner? >> yes, they put out a -- cd. >> i'm looking at the lead sing er. >> feels like the first time. it doesn't look like the first time, does it. maybe double vision or maybe -- hot blooded. >> a lot of these classic bands have new singers. that's kelly hansen. who else? >> they all come here and it's really tough to get a musician up and speaking coherently at
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9:30 eastern time. >> i notice they don't have them speaking. >> we've heard of health insurance companies denying coverage for those overweight, but how about a child who's too small? also, one doctor has made it his mission to provide care for those who cant afford it.
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a little girl was denied health insurance for being too
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little. her parents said he's perfectly healthy. she's two and weighs 22 pounds. united health care says she does not weigh enough. her parents say they were floored. >> just because a child is above the 95th percentile doesn't mean they're unhealthy. it just means that they're a different body type. >> what we want to see is that insurance companies have legitimate reasons for denying coverage. >> well, the girl is now insured through a government program. united says it also looks at medical treatments and in this case, the girl is being treated for an active gag reflex. they say they reconsider cases if the child shows steady growth after treatment. a mother is desperate to find her missing daughter and her plea for help this morning
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was absolutely gut wrenching. >> we've been watching this story this morning. a florida mom is doing what she can to search for her daughter. you'll hear from her in the coming hour. also, a new add campaign is about to start in new york. plus, some scientists think they have the key to make sure you live to at least 100 years. >> at least? >> at least. a miami doctor is helping thousands of people, speaking of trying to help you live longer, some of whom cannot pay a dime. in her series, soledad o'brien introduced you to the doctor who says health care is more than about medicine. >> reporter: she came to mercy hospital in miami with abdominal pain. dr. joe greer is looking for a possible malignancy. cancer. perhaps the real medical breakthrough is that she's here
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without insurance. >> i don't know when it became socially acceptable to refuse a patient because they have no funds. >> reporter: it's a reality now. >> it goes against all the ethics and morals we know. >> reporter: joe greer sees many patients who can't pay. his life was changed forever as an intern after a homeless, nameless patient died alone. he searched for the man's family in shelters and under miami's highways. >> reporter: you weren't afraid? >> no. i got a doctor coat on later because right over there across the street, a guy pulled a gun on me because he thought i was a cop. >> reporter: he went on to start a clinic for low income immigrants, and a free clinic which has treated over 5,000 homeless and low income patients a year, for 25 years.
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he's also trying to improve tomorrow. he's part of a new medical school with a new program. he says he's teaching students that health care is more than medicine. it's about people. >> you can use your position for a lot more things than you think to help people. and you'll have very nice cars. the ones with the fastest cars can help the poor the quickest. >> reporter: this summer, he was presented with the presidential medal of freedom from president obama. it's the nations highest civilian honor. then, it was back to work, far from the white house. >> it looks pretty normal. >> reporter: on this day, he and his team were trying to make her feel better, free of charge. he thinks it's gastritis, an inflammation, not cancer. for now, the news is good.
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>> be sure to check out the new special. it shows how latinos are reshaping american politics, business and neighborhoods. you can see it tonight and tomorrow on cnn. two people get on their knees in prayer in a business office. one thing though. police say the guy with the hooded sweatshirt was actually robbing the woman.
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48 minutes past the hour. police say a robbery suspect prayed with a clerk before
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robbing her. they say that the armed man went into a check cashing company in indianapolis on monday. eventually, the clerk started crying and talked about god. the suspect said he had a 2-year-old to support so they prayed about overcoming his troubles. he took her cell phone and 20 bucks, but surrendered the next day. the yankees keep rolling around. some think that kate hudson is their good luck charm. people get so strange with the playoffs. don't change anything, including your girlfriends. >> it's like the women behind the men get all the credit. it's jessica simpson's fault. kate and a-rod have been dating for a while. she's been to several games and they even have a little nickname. the media calls them kate-rod. a-rod is notorious for being
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awful in the playoffs and he has been on fire this postseason. he had another monster game as the yankees trounced the angels 10-1 there. the angels 10-1. for saturday's game against west virginia, the team is trying to rally around howard's memory. >> he's watching over us, he's going to be there every play. he's going to watch every play, we're going to make every play, and every play we're going to lay down on the field. >> and the team will travel with howard's jersey and his helmet to the game. a bit of a fashion faux pas to a -- sported a rival colts jersey, a payton manning one, fisher's team is winless at 0 and 6. to make matters worse, listen to what he said. >> i just want to feel like a winner.
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>> oh, bad idea, coach. there was speculation he might lose his job, this will only add to that. and for 25 grand, you can rent a new jersey nets player for one game. >> the players have to hate that. >> they're going to have to do kids' parties and make the balloon animals and it's not going to be pretty. >> people might buy dates with them. you don't know. >> for one hour. >> all right, here's bob with a report for our travelers. >> go mow my lawn for an hour. what the heck. we have a delay, it's about a 72-minute delay right now in san francisco because of low clouds, the rest of the region, so far, so good, even though the rain is stretching in towards dallas, dallas about an hour or more. houston thunderstorms moving in
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as well. minneapolis st. paul rain and construction delays. live look at washington, d.c., nice look for the entire eastern seaboard, there's our postcard shop, 75 degrees high there. so a student built this massive tree house in his backyard. @@@@@@@@@@@@
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