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yays are 220, the nays are 215. the bill is passed. >> and with that, the health care bill passed the house of representatives last night. and it did get some gop support. find out how many republicans backed the bill and the next step in the health care battle. ground has been broken on a permanent memorial to the flight 93 crew and passengers who died on september 11th. one mom, who lost a child, explains why her sadness has turned to joy. hurricane ida is headed for
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c ca cancun. how soon it could reach the u.s. gulf coast. hey there, you're watching hln news and views this sunday morning. i'm in tasha curry. thanks for spending your weekend with us. top story today, house of representatives passed a sweeping health care bill along mostly party lines. it was 220-215 with one republican voting for it. that vote came from first-term louisiana republican joseph cowl who holds a seat in democratic new orleans. democrats crossed the aisle to vote against the bill. biggest expansion against health care coverage since medicare was created 40 years ago. house speaker nancy pelosi says it's a huge win for democrats. >> well, the democrats voted for the bill and a republican voted for a bill. that equals bipartisan. we're very proud to take responsibility and credit for this great victory, because it was obviously largely with democratic votes.
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>> so, what's in the health care bill that the house passed? perhaps the most controversial part of the bill is that it does contain the so-called public option. the government would sell insurance to those who can't find it elsewhere. but the congressional budget office predicts those premiums would be more expensive than insurance from private companies. other provisions of the bill would ban insurers from denying coverage to people because of pre-existing conditions. it also contains strict bans on using federal money to pay for abortions. democrats project the bill will extend health care coverage to 96% of americans. the vote was a defeat for house republicans, who stood almost completely united in the opposition to the bill. at least one gop member of the house says the outcome was not a surprise. appearing on our sister network, cnn, congressman michael burgess said he expected the bill to pass after president obama was
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elected last year and also said a single gop vote does not make this a bipartisan bill and expe expects there to be consequences for democrats at the polls. >> many of those 39 democrats who voted against this bill were looking over their shoulders at the next election. i suspect other people will encounter some anxiety at home in their districts because of their vote at home on this bill. we'll have to see how that plays out. >> president obama was among those keeping a close eye on the house vote on a health care bill. as elaine quijano reports, he will sign it into law before the new year. >> a huge victory for president obama after he made a personal appeal saturday to house democrats on capitol hill to get legislation passed. now the president, in a written statement released shortly after the vote, said, quote, tonight in an historic vote, the house of representatives passed a bill
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that would finally make real the promise of quality affordable health care for the american people. but the statement also alludes to the challenges ahead. the president goes on to say, thanks to the hard work of the house, we are just two steps away from achieving health insurance reform in america. now the united states senate must follow suit and pass its version of the legislation. i am absolutely confident it will, and i look forward to signing comprehensive health insurance reform into law by the end of the year. now, a senior aide says that the president did watch the vote as it happened in the house there from camp david. president obama, by the way, is set to return to the white house from camp david sunday afternoon. elaine quijanoo, cnn, washington. the bill now moves on to the senate, where it must also pass, if it is to become law. as in the house, senate democrats are having a hard time winning over republican support for the bill. if the senate passes the bill, the senate version must be
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reconciled with the house bill that passed last night before it can be signed in to law. it will be a tough day tomorrow for commuters in philadelphia. talks aimed at ending a transit strike broke down last night. bus drivers and trolley and drivers walked off the job yesterday. an independent audit to make sure pension funds are secure and it says it will not start talk fs a national health care plan is passed. ed rendell urged members to vote on a contract proposal. no new talks are scheduled. >> a shooting at a bar near a resort town killed one man and left three others injured near vale, colorado, last night. a man was being escorted out of the bar when he pull a gun and started shooting. he went back inside the bar, fired several more shots. a 63-year-old man was arrested in the case. we are getting new information now about the people who were wounded in the ft. hood
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massacre. a texas sergeant says more of them are doing better. 42 people were injured in a shooting at the army post in texas thursday. army official says 16 of them and the suspected gunman are still hospitalized. >> all evidence at this point indicates that the suspect allegedly acted alone in the actual shootings at the readiness center on 5 november. we have seen no evidence whatsoever to date of any friendly fire occurrences during the gunfight between ft. hood law enforcement and the alleged suspect. >> major nidal malik hasan is not on a ventilator anymore. he is still in intensive care. meanwhile, the 13 people killed in the shootings is being honored. aaron thomas nemelka, scheduled to go to afghanistan, and his uncle read a statement
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yesterday. >> aaron was intensely proud to serve under the leadership of the president. aaron believed we are all first and foremost americans. not democrats, not republicans, not white, black, brown or any other color. aaron felt keenly the responsibility of representing both his country and his family. he is proud to follow in the footsteps of both his grandfather that is served, two uncles that are in the military currently and one cousin. >> the first police officer who confronted the suspect after the shooting just had her second surgery. a military spokesman said sergeant kimberly munley is in good condition. she was injured during the shootout with hasan. it is not believed to be life threatening. her supervisor initially said
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she brought down the suspect, but another officer also fired at him. so the army says that matter is still under investigation. the u.s.s. new york built with steel from the world trade center, is officially in service. the ceremony took place yesterday on the hudson pier. people said the ship is a symbol of healing and strength. >> it just represents to me the heartache of september 11th and the resilience of our nation. >> people who survived hurricane katrina built the billion dollar warship. it will transport up to 700 marines to war zones and humanitarian missions. the u.s.s. new york will be open to the public before returning to its home port of norfolk, virginia, this thursday. take a look at this. this is what hit washington state, the season's first big snow storm. this heavy snowfall shut down several highways and caused problems for drivers, but not everyone was complaining. >> just moved here from texas and we don't get snow in texas
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at all. so, we're planning on coming skiing and sledding and we just wanted to bring the kids out to play. >> looks like a lot of fun. the first big sheet of white for some people is a reason to celebrate. we're talking about snow in the west, meanwhile we also have some serious weather we're talking about in the southeast. let's chk in with meteorologist reynolds wolf for the latest on that. >> keeping a very sharp eye on this storm. of course, this is hurricane ida, category 1 storm with winds 118 miles an hour, expect ed to move into the gulf of mexico. latest parting we have at the national hurricane center shows interesting, the storm actually veering to the north, gaining strength, becoming a category 2 hurricane, moving off the coast of louisiana and then staying off the coast as you get into wednesday and then back into thursday, just downgrading to a tropical storm and into a depression. not expected to make landfall for the time being. that is not a time to be comfortable if you happen to
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live along the gulf coast, especially in louisiana, alabama and into florida. remember, the hurricane season ends at the end of november. if you have that hurricane preparedness kit, get it ready because the season isn't over and this storm may come calling. meanwhile, around the rest of the nation, pretty nice in parts of the southeast. high pressure will be your big feature, giving you pretty nice conditions. plenty of blue skies, lot of sunshine, mild conditions through much of texas. western half of the great lakes, scattered showers possible for the upper midwest and back to the pacific northwest. may see some heavy snowfall in parts of the cascades. thats a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. what do you think? can can you get in trouble for throwing paper during a ticker tape parade? some people did just that during the yankees parade here in new york, but they may have picked the wrong paper to throw. uh-oho.
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usually it's our own individual excuses that keep us from exercising. sometimes there really are bigger concerns that get in the way. that's when a community effort really can make a difference. dr. sanjay gupta has an example in today's "fit nation" report. >> reporter: drugs, prostitution, gang violence. all of it plagued lauderbach park in chula vista a year ago. nearby, students were walking along these dangerous roads without sidewalks. what do these two situations have in common? both of them were preventing residents of being active. >> the community and the environment really do affect people's risk for diabetes.
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it's a lifestyle even if you're genetically predisposed you can do a lot to prevent if you're exercising. >> reporter: with an unusual partnership of local high school students, latino organizers, little bit of money from local government, lot of hard work. >> the conditions of the park a year and a half ago were not the same conditions that you're looking at right now. >> the reality is that if you have to walk on a dirt road in summer in california you're not going to want to. and at least with the sidewalks, you know, it's a more comforting environment. >> reporter: two different towns, two different solutions. but both projects are showing results. what started as school projects for erin and gerard, may now become career. >> i want to go to college and be an engineer. >> definitely want to continue to do things like this in the future. >> reporter: meantime, both students hope their work can serve as a model to other communities and prove to kids their age they can make a
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difference. >> it's been a long process. it's been two years now. but just seeing the changes actually starting to take place is great. >> reporter: dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. ♪ o christmas tree your branches green ♪ the capitol hill christmas tree has begun its long jurn toy washington. it's an 85-foot tall blue spruce harvested from the mountains of northeastern arizona here. 7,000-pound tree is now on a state-wide tour of arizona and will arrive in washington on november 30th. the tradition of having states provide a capital christmas tree started nearly 40 years ago. this is the first time the tree has come from arizona. i'm larry smith. it's veteran's day weekend. why not cheer for the navy mid shipmen? 43 straight years of being notre dames whipping boys came to an end for navy. saturday they had a chance to beat them for the second time in three years.
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u.s.s. new york made its steel salvaged from the world trade center attacks eight years ago. look at this. middies, big touchdown run here. they get the victory 23-21. second straight win at notre dame stadium. amazingly, the first time since 1936 that an unranked navy team beat a ranked notre dame team. irish will not get a chance to play in the lucrative bcs bowl games. some new yorkers got a little carried away. some officer workers couldn't find confetti, so they threw important documents out the window and on to the street below. some were shredded, some were not. pay stubs, even court documents later were found when the clean-up crew -- let's hope none of these belonged to you, hopefully. mixed martial arts, watch this. emelianenko, biggest star,
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knocking down previouslily undefeated brett rogers in two rounds in suburban chicago. watch this ball. how many people does it touch? in both white usc jerseys and the marine arizona state jerseys before it's finally picked off by arizona state? in the fourth quarter. one more look at it. six different guys has a hand or foot on it until it is finally picked off there. sun devils still lost at home 14-9. that's sports.
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well, it is just nerve-racking enough, anticipating being parents for the very first time. one minneapolis couple decided to share their experience with thousands of people online. yesterday morning, they welcomed their six-pound, eight-ounce baby girl here on a social networking site called momslikeme.com. new mom lynndie's experience was tracked from day one, following her around for checkups, all the
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way through her eight-hour labor and delivery. cute little baby. the former teacher looked at the experience as an educational tool and a way to create a lasting melast ing memento for her baby girl. congratulations! arguments whether underage kids quu convicted of heinous crimes should get sentences. 13 years old at the time of the attack, terrence graham was convicted for his part in armed robberies that took place when he was 16 and 17 years old. he was also sentenced to life in prison. this is a group of kids who led the ground breaking for a permanent national memorial to flight 93 yesterday. it's going to honor the crew and passengers who died in a september 11th crash in pennsylvania. one mother, who lost her daughter, said it was a joyful day. >> i was thinking of my
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daughter, who was a passenger on flight 93, what she would think of about today, and she would be very happy and proud that people will have a permanent memorial to come to and remember her and her fellow passengers. >> organizers say they're going to push to make sure the memorial is completed by september 11th, 2011, the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. one father just got to hug his daughter for the very first time in three decades. >> i never stopped looking. just, you know -- i never forgot about you, ever. >> they looked for each other for years and years, but they found nothing. but then a little coincidence changed all that.
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yay is 220, nays are 215. the bill is passed. >> with that, the health care bill passed the house of represent ifrs last night and it did get some gop support. how many republicans backed the bill and the next step in the health care battle. permanent ground has been broken to the flight 93 crew and passengers. one mother, who lost a child, explains why her sadness has turned to joy. hurricane ida nears cancun.
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how soon it could reach the gulf coast. i'm natasha curry. thanks for spending part of your weekend with us. first, our top story today. house of representatives passed a sweeping health care bill along mostly party lines. last night's vote was 220 to 215 with one republican voting for it. that vote came from first-term louisiana republican joseph cowl, who holds a seat in predominantly democratic new orleans. 39 democrats crossed the aisle to vote against the bill. if it becomes law, the bill will represent the biggest expansion of health care coverage since medicare was created 40 years ago. house speaker nancy pelosi says the vote is a huge win for democrats. >> well, the democrats voted for the bill and a republican voted for the bill. that equals bipartisan. we're very proud to take responsibility and credit for this great victory because it was obviously largely with democratic votes.
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>> so, what's in the health care bill that the house passed? perhaps the most controversial part of the bill is that it does contain the so-called public option. the government would sell insurance to those who can't find it elsewhere. but the congressional budget office predicts those premiums would be more expensive than insurance from private companies. other provisions of the bill would ban insurers from denying coverage to people because of pre-existing conditions. the house bill also bans patients from using federal money to pay for abortions. it will expand health care coverage to 96% of americans. the vote was a defeat for house republicans, who stood almost completely united in their opposition to the bill. but at least one gop member of the house says that the outcome was not a surprise. appearing on sister network cnn, congressman michael burgess said
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he expected the bill to pass after president obama was elected last year and that a single gop vote does not make this a bipartisan bill and that he expects there to be consequences next year at the polls. >> many were looking over their shoulders at the next election. i imagine some other people will encounter anxiety at home in their districts because of their vote on this bill. we'll have to see how that plays out. >> president obama was among those keeping a close eye on the house vote on the health care bill. as elaine quijano reports, the president is sure he will sign it into law pf the new year. >> reporter: this house vote on health care is a huge victory for president obama after he made a personal appeal saturday to house democrats on capitol hill to get legislation passed. now, the president, in a written statement released shortly after the vote, said, quote, tonight in an historic vote, the house of representatives passed a bill
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that would finally make real the promise of quality, affordable health care for the american people. but the statement also alludes to the challenges ahead. the president goes on to say, thanks to the hard work of the house, we are just two steps away from achieving health insurance reform in america. now the united states senate must follow suit and pass its version of the legislation. i am absolutely confident it will, and i look forward to signing comprehensive health insurance reform into law by the end of the year. now, a senior aide says that the president did watch the vote as it happened in the house there from camp david. president obama, by the way, is set to return to the white house from camp david sunday afternoon. elaine quijano, cnn, washington. the bill now moves on to the senate where it must also pass, if it is to become law. as in the house, senate democrats are having a hard time winning over republican support for the bill. if the senate passes a bill, the senate version must be reconciled with the house bill
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that passed last night before it can be signed in to law. it's going to be a tough day tomorrow for commuters in philadelphia. talks aimed at ending a transit strike broke down last night. bus drivers and subway and trolley operators walked off the job last tuesday. the union is demanding an independent audit to make sure the pension funds are secure and it says that it will not start talks if a national health care overhaul plan is passed. governor ed rendell had been negotiating the talks and urged union members to vote on a contract proposal. no new talks are scheduled. a shooting at a bar near a resort town killed one man and left three others injured. it happened last night near vail, colorado. a man was being escorted out of the bar when he pulled a gun and started shooting. he went back inside the bar, fired several more shots. police arrested a 63-year-old man in the case. new information now about the people who were wounded in
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the ft. hood massacre. a texas surgeon says more of them are doing better. 42 people were injured in the shooting at the army post. 16 of them and the suspected gunman are still hospitalized. >> all evidence at this point indicates that the suspect allegedly acted alone. in the actual shootings at the readiness center on 5 november. we have seen no evidence whatsoever to date of any friendly fire occurrences during the gunfight between ft. hood law enforcement and the alleged suspect. >> major nidal malik hasan is not on a ventilator anymore. he is still in intensive care. 19-year-old private aaron thomas nemelka was scheduled to go to afghanistan in january and his uncle, who is also in the military, read a family statement yesterday. >> aaron was intensely proud to
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serve under the leadership of the president. aaron believed we are all, first and foremost, americans. not democrats, not republicans, not white, black, brown or any other color. aaron felt keenly the responsibility of representing both his country and his family. he is proud to follow in the footsteps of both his grandfathers that served, two uncles that are in the military currently and one cousin. >> the first police officer who confronted the suspect after the shooting just had her second surgery. a military spokesman said sergeant kimberly munley is in good condition after last night's surgery. she was injured during the shootout with hasan. it is not believe to be life threatening. her supervisor initially said she brought down the suspect, but another officer also fired
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at him. so, the army says that matter is still under investigation. the u.s.s. new york, built with steel from the world trade center, is officially in service. the sar moceremony took place o hudson river pier and people in the crowd said the ship is a symbol of healing and strength. >> it just represents, to me, the heartache of september 11th and the resilience of our nation. >> people who survived hurricane katrina built the billion dollar warship. it will transport up to 700 marines to war zones and humanitarian missions. the u.s.s. new york will be open to the public before returning to its home port of norfolk, virginia, this thursday. police in cleveland have identified three more of the ten bodies found in the home of a registered sex offender. anthony sowell served 15 careers in prison after pleading guilty to attempted rape in 1989. he was arrested two days after police discovered the first bodies in his home last week.
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authorities have now identified seven victims found in or near sowell's home. the skull of an 11th victim was also found. take a look at this. this is what hit washington state, the season's first big snow storm. this heavy snowfall shut down several highways and caused problems for drivers. but not everyone was complaining. >> just moved here from texas, and we don't get snow in texas, at all. so, we were planning on coming skiing and sledding and we just wanted to brit kids out to play. >> looks like a lot of fun. the first big sheet of white, for some people, is a reason to celebrate. while we're talking about snow in the west, meanwhile we have serious weather we're talking about in the southeast. let's check in with reynolds wolf for the latest on that. >> keeping a very sharp eye on this storm. this, of course, is hurricane ida, winds 90 miles an hour,
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gusting to 115. expected to move into the gulf of mexico. the latest path we have from the national hurricane center shows it pretty interesting. the storm actually veering to the north, gaining strength, becoming a category 2 hurricane, moving right off the coast of louisiana and then staying off the coast as you get into wednesday and back into thursday, just downgrading to a tropical storm and into a depression. not expect ed to make landfall for the time being. that is not a time to be comfortable if you happen to live along the gulf coast, louisiana, alabama and into florida. the hurricane season ends at the end of november. if you have that hurricane preemdness kit, get it ready. the season isn't over and this storm may come calling. around the rest of the nation, high pressure will be your biggest feature in the southeast. plenty of blue skies, sunshine, mild conditions through much of texas. western half of the great lakes, scattered showers possible for the upper midwest. back to the pacific northwest, of course. may see some heavy snowfall in the cascades.
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i'm reynold wolf for hln. what do you think? can you get in trouble for throwing paper during a ticker tape parade? some people did just that during the yankees parade here in new york. but they may have picked the wrong paper to throw. uh-oh.
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♪ o christmas tree your branches green ♪ the capitol hill christmas tree has begun its long journey to washington. an 85-foot tall blue spruce harvested yesterday from the mountains of northeastern arizona here. the 7,000-pound tree is now on a statewide tour of arizona and will arrive in washington on november 30th. the tradition of having states provide a capital christmas tree started nearly 40 years ago. this is the first year the tree has come from arizona. i'm larry smith. for most of his career, images like in the 2006 masters have been hard to come by for phil
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mickleson. usually it's tiger woods getting the best of lefty. able to reverse that this weekend, he and woods playing in the final group in shanghai, tiger here on 7 trying to get out of the sand. that is not the way you do it. that's bad for the average weekend golfer, horrible for the world's best golfer. mickleson on 16, nice putt to save par. he gets the win, beating tiger for the first time when they played together in the final twosome of the final round, worth $1.2 million. even bigger smile. first time, thoroughbred race has been won by a mare, zenyatta, victory at the breeder's cup, won her owner $2.7 million. dunked in high school game. why not in a college game? 6'8" baylor freshman. bringing down the house with the one-handed jam. officially, she is not the
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seventh woman to dunk in the college game because this is an exhibition contest. 11 rebounds in that preseason win. you might want to check your bank account in the morning. office workers in new york have been reprimanded after they threw important documents out on to the yankees' victory parade friday? they couldn't find con fety. court documents, pay stubs were found by clean-up workers. some were shredded. some were not. forget the saying what's in your wallet. how about what's in your trash can?
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it is just nerve-racking, anticipating being parents for the very first time. one minneapolis couple decided to share their experience with thousands of people online. yesterday morning, they welcomed their 6-pound, 8-ounce baby girl on a social networking site called momslikeme.com. it tracked new mom's experience from day one, following her around for checkups, all the way through her eight-hour labor and
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delivery. cute baby. former teacher looked at experience as an educational tool and a way to create a lasting memento for her baby girl. congratulations. tomorrow the supreme court will start to hear lawyer's arguments on whether underage kids convicted of heinous crimes should get long-term sentences. raping an elderly woman, 13 years old at the time of the attack. terrence graham was convicted for his part in armed robberies that took place when he was 16 and 17 years old. he was also sentenced to life in prison. this is a group of kids who led the groundbreaking for a permanent national memorial for flight 93 yesterday. it will honor the crew and passengers who died in the september 11th crash in pennsylvania. one mother, who lost her daughter, said it was a joyful day. >> i was thinking of my daughter, who was a passenger on flight 93, what she would think
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of today. and she would be very happy and proud that people will have a permanent memorial to come to and remember her and her fellow passengers. >> organizers say they're going to push to make sure the memorial is completed by september 11, 2011, the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist atta attacks. do you ever wonder what happens to all those plastic fork, cups, bottles, bags and so on when you're through with them? unfortunately they don't disappear. environmental researcher found out where a lot of that stuff is ending up. he talks about the problems it's causing for today's eco solutions report. >> pervasiveness of this small material, plastic does not biodegrade. most of it does not. it photo degrades.
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that means that uv influence on the plastic, when it comes -- the larger pieces, which could be many things are just household items which somehow find their in the ocean, into t middle where the currents are basically swirling in the middle of the pacific. all of this debris gets broken down by the sun and gets into smaller and smaller pieces. when you look out over the water, it looks beautiful but when you look down, you see all of these particles, it's almost as if an airplane had come and spread plastic debris across the entire surface. it's not that thick, but it's pervasive. >> and was that one of the
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things you found you were holding plastic container? is that one of the things you found in >> that's right. this was some of the material that is about a millimeter or two in size. this was found in all of our sample nets with marine life and sometimes without. but this is the problem that, unfortunately, has snuck under our radar in the last 40 or 50 years when plastic has really expanded in terms of its use on the planet. you might think that when it comes off of a beach it goes into never-never land but actually, it is floating throughout somewhere and this is what we're trying to raise awareness about. >> for more on the problems caused by waste plastics check out cnn.com/ecosolutions. one father just got to hug his daughter for the first time in three decades. >> i never stopped looking. just, you know i never forgot about you. >> they looked for each other for years but found nothing. then a little coincidence changed all that.
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>> the yeas are 220, the nays are 215. the bill is passed. >> and with that the health care bill passed the house of representatives last night. it did get some gop support. find out how many republicans backed the bill and the next step in the health care battle. ground has been brorken on a permanent memorial to the flight 93 crew and passengers who died september 11. one mom who lost a child explains why her sadness has turned to joy. hurricane ida is headed for cancun. we'll tell you how soon it could reach the u.s. gulf coast.
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hey there. you're watching hln news and views. i'm natasha curry. thanks for spending part of part of your weekend with us. the house of representatives pass add sweeping health care bill along mostly party lines. last night's vote was 220-215, with one republican voting for it. that vote came from first term louisiana republican joseph cao who holds a seat in predominantly democratic new orleans. 39 democrats crossed the aisle to vote against the bill. if it becomes law, the bill will represent the biggest expansion of health care coverage since medicare 40 years ago. house speaker nancy pelosi said the vote a huge win for democrats. >> well, the democrats voted for the bill and a republican voted for the bill, that equals bipartisan. we're very proud to take responsibility and credit for this great victory because it was obviously largely with democratic votes.
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>> so, what's in the health care bill that the house passed? perhaps the most controversial part of the bill is that it does contain the so-called public option. the government would sell insurance to those who can't find it elsewhere but the congressional budget office predicts those premiums would be more expensive than insurance from private companies. other provisions of the bill would ban insurers from denying coverage to people because of pre-existing conditions. the house bill contains strict bans on using federal money to pay for abortions. democrats project the bill will extend health care coverage to 96% of americans. the vote was a defeat for house republicans who stood almost completely united in opposition to the bill. at least one gop member of the house says that the outcome was not a surprise. appearing on cnn, congressman michael burgess says he expected the bill to pass after president obama was elected last year. he also said a single gop vote
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does not make this a bipartisan bill. and that he expect there is to be konss for democrats at the polls next year. >> many of those 38 or 39 democrats voted against this bill were looking over their shoulders at the next election, i suspect there's some other people who will encounter some anxiety at home in their districts because of their vote on this bill so we'll see how that plays out. >> president obama was among those keeping a close eye on the house vote on a health care bill. and the president is sure that he will sign it into law before the new year. >> reporter: this house vote on health care is a huge victory for president obama after he made a personal appeal saturday to house democrats on capitol hill to get legislation passed. the president in a written statement released shortly after the vote said quote tonight in an historic vote the house of representatives passed a bill that would finally make real the
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promise of quality affordable health care for the american people. but the statement also eludes to the challenges ahead. the president goes on to say, thanks to the hard work of the house, we are just two steps away from achieving health insurance reform in america. now the united states senate must follow suit and pass its version of the legislation. i am absolutely confident it will, and i look forward to signing comprehensive health insurance reform into law by the end of the year. a senior aide says that the president did watch the vote as it happened in the house from camp david. president obama, by the way, set to return to the white house from camp david sunday afternoon. elaine quijano, cnn, washington. >> the bill now moves on to the senate where it must also pass if it is to become law. as in the house, senate democrats are having a hard time winning over republican support for the bill. if the senate passes a bill, the senate version must be reconciled with the house bill
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that passed last night before it can be signed into law. it's going to be a tough day tomorrow for commuters in philadelphia. talks aimed at ending a transit strike broke down last night. bus drivers and subway operators walked off the job tuesday. the union is demanding an audit to make sure pension funds are secure and says it will not start talks if the health care plan is passed. governor ed rendell had been negotiating the talks. he urged union members to vote on a contract proposal. no new talks are scheduled. a shooting at a bar near a resort town killed one man and left three injured. it happened last night near vail, colorado. witnesses say a man was escorted out of the bar when he pulled a gun and just started shooting. he went back inside the bar, fired several more shots. police arrested a 63-year-old man in the case. we're getting new information now about the people who were wounded in the ft. hood
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massacre. a texas surgeon says more of them are doing better. 42 people were injured in the shooting at the army post in texas thursday. an army official says 16 of them and the suspected gunman are hospitalized. >> all evidence at this point indicates the suspect allegedly acted alone. in the actual shootings at the readiness center on 5 november. we have seen no evidence whatsoever to date of any friendly fire occurrences during the gun fight between ft. hood law enforcement and the alleged suspect. >> major nadil malik hasan is no longer on a ventilator. friends and family honor the 13 killed in the shootings. one of them is 19-year-old private aaron thomas nemelka. he was scheduled to go to afghanistan in january and his uncle who is also in the military, read a family statement yesterday. >> aaron was intensely proud to serve under the leadership of
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the president. aaron believed we are all first and foremost americans, not democrats, not republicans, not white, black, brown or any other color. aaron felt keenly the responsibility of representing both his country and his family. he's proud to follow in the footsteps of both his grand fathers that served, two uncles that are in the military, currently, and one cousin. >> the first police officer who confronted the suspect after the shooting just had her second surgery. a military spokesman says that sergeant kimberly munley is in good condition after last night's surgery. she was injured in the shootout with hasan but it's not believed to be life threatening. her supervisor initially said she brought down the suspect but another officer also fired at
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him so the army says that matter is still under investigation. the "uss new york" built with steel from the world trade center is officially in service. the ceremony took place yesterday on the hudson river pier. people in the crowd said that the ship is a symbol of healing and strength. >> it just represents to me the heartache of september 11th and the resilience of our nation. >> people who survived hurricane katrina built the billion-dollar war ship. it will transport up to 700 marines to war zones and humanitarian missions. the "uss new york" will be open to the public before returning to norfolk, virginia this thursday. police in cleveland have identified three more of the ten bodies found in the home of a registered sex offender. anthony sowell served 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a rape in 1989. he was arrested two days after police discovered the first bodies in his home last week.
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authorities have now identified seven victims found in or near sowell's home. the skull of an 11th victim was also found. while we're talking about snow in the west, meanwhile we have serious weather we're talking about in the southeast. let's check in with reynolds wolf for the latest on that. >> we're keeping a sharp eye on this storm. this is hurricane ida, it's category 1 storm. it's gusting to 115, moving between the yucatan peninsula and parts of cuba expected to move into the gulf of mexico. the latest path we have shows the storm veering to the north, gaining strength, becoming a category two, then moving off the coast of louisiana, then staying off the coast as you get into wednesday and back into thursday, just downgrading to a tropical storm and then to a depression. not expected to make landfall for the time being. that's not a time to be comfortable if you are along the gulf coast, louisiana, alabama, into florida. remember, the hurricane season ends at the end of november
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association if you have that hurricane preparedness kit, you need to get it ready. the season's not over. this storm may come calling. what we'll see around the nation is pretty nice, in the southeast high pressure the feature which is is going to give you pretty nice condition, plenty of blue skies, sunshine, nice mild conditions through much of texas. when you get to the western half of the great lakes, scattered showers possible for the upper midwest, and of course back to the pacific northwest may see heavy snow falling in parts of the cascades. that is a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. what do you think, can you get in trouble for throwing paper during a ticker tape parade? some people did just that during the yankees parade here in new york, but they may have picked the wrong paper to throw.
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♪ o christmas tree your branches green ♪ >> the capitol hill christmas tree has begun its joran tee washington. the tree is an 85-foot blue
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spruce harvested yesterday from the mountains of northeast arizona here. the 7,000-pound tree is on a statewide tour of arizona and will arrive in washington on november 30. the tradition of having states provide a christmas tree started nearly 40 years ago. this is the first year the tree has come from arizona. someone paid $54,000 for the hat worn by the man who shot lee harvey oswald. it was one of the items on the auction block in dallas. all of the items were linked to president john f. kennedy's assassination. the auction came weeks before the 46th anniversary of that event. a newspaper kennedy signed for a maid the morning of his death sold for about $39,000. it was worth about a nickel in 1963. i'm larry smith. veterans day weekend so why not cheer for the navy midshipmen.
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this was 43 years ago. on saturday, they had a chance to beat them for the second time in three years. the "uss new york" made of steel from the 9/11 attacks coming into the big apple making a bigger splash there than the mideast in indiana. the middies, the touchdown run as they get the victory, 23-21, their second straight win at notre dame stadium and the first time since 1936 that an unranked navy team beat a ranked notre dame team, the irish now will not get a chance to play in the bcs bowl games. some new yorkers got carried away in the yankees victory parade on friday. some office workers couldn't find confetti so threw important documents out the window. some were shredded, some were not. pay stub, even court documents were later found by the cleanup crew. let's hope none of these belonged to you. hopefully. the fastest growing sport
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around, watch this. fedor is its biggest star. watch this, sellout crowd of 11,000 watching him down and knock out the previously undefeated brett rogers in two rounds in suburban chicago. play of the day. the arizona state usc game. watch this ball. how many does it touch? it's finally picked off by arizona state. this is the fourth quarter. one more look at it. six guys had a hand or foot on it until it's picked off there. however t sun devils lost at home to usc, 14-9. that's sports. world war ii ended more than 60 years ago, but the battleship "massachusetts" is still seeing action. one navy man is still walking the planks to preserve history.
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anticipating being parents for the first time. but one minneapolis couple decided to share their experience with thousands of people online. yesterday morning they welcomed their 6 pound, 8-ounce baby girl on a site called momslikeme.com. it tracked new mom lindsay's experience from day one following her around for checkups and through her eight-hour labor and delivery. cute little baby. the former teacher looked at the experience as an educational tool and a way to create a lasting memento for her baby girl. congratulations. a world war ii veteran was one of the first to walk the planks of "massachusetts." and more than 60 years later he is still doing it. bob takes us on board for a tour. >> it's so important to have ships like this so people will know what our history was, why we went to war, the sacrifice we made and the lives that were
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lost. i'm fortunate to have somebody like harmen with us. he's living history. >> it's not as easy as it used to be. oh. i'm 87. i came on board may 12, 1942. the day they put it in commission. and i got off the ship september 12th, 1946. the day it went out of commission. i still maintain the five-inch gun so we can use them to fire for ceremonies. he takes it here. then you shoot. when i first got in the navy i wanted -- it was the first time away from home. i got used to it. to get to my battle station for the last two year this is was my general direction. i used to stay behind this closed door, for hours after
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hours, any time we were in battle. it's loaded with 5,000 cans of powder in there. i felt it was a great ship and i was proud to serve on it. very few veterans of world war ii, they are all over 80 years old. not many left. that's one more reason preserve the ships so people will remember. it's worth preserving the ship. yeah, it's worth it. i think so. >> big mammy is one of the few remaining battle ships. this is a group of kids who led the groundbreaking for a permanent national memorial to flight 93 yesterday. it's going to honor the crew and passengers who died in the september 11th crash in pennsylvania. one mother who lost her daughter said it was a joyful day.
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>> i was thinking of my daughter who was the passenger on flight 93. what she would think of about today. and she would be very happy and proud that people will have a permanent memorial to come to, and remember her and her fellow passengers. >> organizers say they are going to push to make sure the memorial is completed by september 11, 2011, that's the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. one father just got to hug his daughter for the very first time in there tre dehere three . >> i never stopped looking. i never forgot about you ever. >> they looked for each other for years and years but found nothing. but then a little coincidence changed all of that. @@@@@@ they said it would never last.
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killed. police arrested an 18-year-old suspect they say he broke into the nun's home to rob her. hurricane ida is picking up speed and could grow into a category 2 storm. it's roaring over the caribbean into the gulf of mexico. before heading toward the southern u.s. that is a check of sunday morning headlines. welcome back to hln. thanks for joining us. investigators are combing through every piece of evidence they can find to answer a key question in the shooting spree at ft. hood. as ted rollins report, everyone wants to know why an army psychiatrist opened fire on his fellow soldiers. >> reporter: investigators say clues as to why nadil hasan allegedly went on a shooting rampage are still being gathered, 170 witnesses and victims have been interviewed so far. although they believe he was the only shooter, they won't rule out that hasan may have had help. >> all evidence at this point
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indicates the suspect allegedly acted alone. in the actual shootings at the readiness center on 5 november. >> reporter: key to the investigation way be hasan's computer. at 2:37, thursday morning, 11 hours before the massacre, hasan called his next door neighbor, willy bell, and left a message asking him to turn on his wireless computer connection. bell ignored the call but three hours later he says hasan called back. >> he said will you please hook up your lap top. i said wow, you want me to hook up the lap top so my girlfriend hooked up the lap top. we didn't answer the phone. he left a message. >> reporter: two weeks before hasan locked bell out of his own wireless connection by changing passwords. >> for the last two weeks i couldn't get on the internet because i had to go to some kind of code. i didn't know what he dialed in but i couldn't get on.
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>> reporter: bell says he surrendered his computer. he was questioned for four hours. investigators won't comment on whether they located all of the computers hasan used. he gave away these computer cases and the rest of his furniture to another neighbor but the only thing inside the computer bags were a few of hasan's business cards. at 6:30 a.m. the morning of the shooting hasan was seen on this video buying coffee and hash browns, later he was back at the apartment complex. this man says he saw hasan throwing things into this dumpster. investigators hauled the dumpster away friday morning. another potential source of information may be a man that neighbors saw visiting hasan the day before the rampage. alice sthom son was in her apartment when she saw hasan and the other man, unusual she says because he never seemed to have anybody over. she described the man as wearing muslim attire with dark skin and
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bushy eyebrows and claims investigators seemed interested in him when she was questioned. >> if you see him again can you identify him? i said yes. >> answers could also of course come from hasan. he remains in critical condition at an army hospital in san antonio. ted rollins. ft. hood, texas. >> police in cleveland identified three more of the ten bodies found in the home of a registered sex offender. anthony sowell served 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted rape in 1989. he was arrested two days after police discovered the first bodies in his home last week. authorities have now identified seven victims found in or near sowell's home. the skull of an 11th victim was also found. the "uss new york" built with steel from the world trade center is officially in service t. ceremony took place yesterday on the hudson river pier. people in the crowd said it's a symbol of healing and strength.
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>> it just represents to me the heartache of september 11th and the resilience of our nation. >> people who survived hurricane katrina built the war ship. it will transport up to 700 marines to war zones and humanitarian missions. the "uss new york" will be open to the public before returning to its home port of norfolk, virginia this thursday. a shooting at a bar near a resort town killed one man and heft three others injured. it happened last night near vail, colorado. witnesses say a man was escorted out of the bar when he pulled a gun and just stated shooting. he went back inside the bar, fired several more shots. police arrested a 63-year-old man. it's going to be a tough day tomorrow for commuters in philadelphia. talks aimed at ending a transit strike broke down last night. bus drivers and subway and trolley operators walked off the job last tuesday t. union is demanding an independent audit
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to make sure the pension funds are secure and says that it will not start talks if a national health care overhaul plan is passed. governor ed rendell had been negotiating the talks. he had urged union members to vote on a contract proposal. no new talks are scheduled. take a look at this. this is what hit washington state. the season's first big snowstorm. this heavy snowfall shut down several highways and caused problems for drivers. but not everyone was complaining. >> just moved here from texas and we don't get snow in texas at all. so, we're planning on coming skiing and sledding. we just wanted to bring the kids out to play. >> looks like a lot of fun. for some the first big sheet of white is a reason to celebrate. while we're talking about snow in the west, we also have serious weather we're talking about in the southeast. let's check in with meteorologist reynolds wolf for the latest on that. >> we're keeping a sharp eye on
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this storm, this is hurricane ida, category 1 storm. it's gusting to 115, moving between the yucatan peninsula and parts of cuba, expected to move into the gulf of mexico. the latest path we have shows the storm actually veering to the north, gaining strength, becoming a category 2 hurricane, then moving right off the coast of louisiana, then staying off the coast as you get into wednesday and back into thursday just downgrading to a tropical storm and then to a depression. not expected to make landfall for the time being, that's not a time to be comfortable if you live along the gulf coast, louisiana, alabama into florida. the return season ends the end of november, so if you have that hurricane preparedness kit, get it ready because the season's not over. this storm may come calling. what we're going to see around the nation is pretty nice in parts of the southeast, high pressure is going to be your feature which is going to give you pretty nice conditions. plenty of blue skies, a lot of sunshine, mild conditions. then the western half of the
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great lakes, scattered showers possible for the upper midwest, and of course back to the pacific northwest may see heavy snow falling in parts of cascades. that's a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds for hln. as you're planning your next vacation don't forget to check out what could be one of the best deals out there. crewses. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> you may be seeing a ton of great deals on cruises these days, there are huge sales going on. is that going to last? some cruise lines say they are having to cut prices just to fill up their ships to get enough people on board. so maybe it wasn't the greatest timing to launch this. check it out. the mother of all cruise ships. this is her on her maiden voyage. i don't know if you can see her as she's going under this bridge. this is the "oasis of the seas." 20 stories high. they had only two feet of clearance. this is a bridge in denmark.
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hundreds were waving good-bye as it made its way from the shipyard in finland to its new home in florida. it is five times bigger than the titanic, all lit up at night there. it's so big that they divided it into neighborhoods. it has a carousel, a golf course, loaded with stuff. world caribbean ordered up the ship before the great recession. the bottom line seems to be cruise ship deals are probably going to stay eye popping. but on this ship, you may not get a sale fare at least for the first few voyages. thanks so much. get more money advice from jennifer westhoven on "morning express with robin meade." what do you think, can you get in trouble for throwing paper during a ticker tape parade? some people did k just that during the yankees parade here in new york, but they may have picked the wrong paper to throw.
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♪ o christmas tree the capitol hill christmas tree has begun its journey to washington. the 3 is an 85-foot blue sfrus harvested from the mountains of northeast arizona. the 7,000-pound tree is now on a statewide tour of arizona and will arrive in washington on november 30th. the tradition of having states provide a capitol christmas tree started nearly 40 years ago. this is the first time the tree has come from arizona. someone paid about $54,000
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for the hat worn by the man who shot lee harvey oswald. jack ruby's fedora was on the auction block in arizona. the auction came weeks before the 46th anniversary of the event. for most of his career images like this at the 2006 masters have been hard to come by for phil mickelson. usually it's tiger woods getting the best of lefty. mickelson was able to reverse that this weekend. he and woods playing in the final group at the hsbc champions in shanghai, tiger here on seven trying to get out of the sand. that is not the way you do it. that's bad for the average weekend golfer. horrible for the world's best. mickelson on 16, nice putt to save par, he gets the win
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beating tiger for the tires time when they played in the final round. it's his fourth win of the year. $1.2 million. for the first time the richest thoroughbred race in north america has been won by a mare, getting the victory at the breeder's cup. the 5-year-old is favorite to be horse of the year. she won her owner $2.7 million. brittany griner dunked at a high school game, why not at a college game. a 6'8" freshman bringing down the white house the one-handed jam. officially she is not the seventh woman to dunk in a college game. this was an exhibition contest but she is a star in the making. 6'8" inches, 25 points, 11 rebounds in that preseason win. you might want to check your bank account in the morning. office workers in new york have been prepare reprimanded.
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they couldn't find confetti. even pay stubs were found by cleanup workers, some were shredded, some were not. forget the saying what's in your wallet. how about what's in your trash can? that's sports. a 9-month journey ended in front of thousands on the internet. >> there you go. >> hi. >> a new mom used her pregnancy as a way to educate and create a lasting memento for her baby girl.
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you may hear a crying baby but scientists hear the language of the baby's parents. new research suggests that newborns tend to cry in the same speech patterns as their parents' native tongue. the first is a german baby crying, the second a french baby crying.
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>> the german newborn cries in falling melody, the french babies cry rises in pitch. scientists say the research suggests that infants begin picking up elements of language in the womb. the research is in the november issue of the journal "current buy ol gee." a minneapolis cup sl a day in their new roles as parents of a baby girl. they shared the birth with thousands of people online. jeffrey demars has the story. >> oh, my gosh. >> a little more, lins. here you go. >> my gosh. >> there you go. hi. >> happy birthday. put here up here. hi.
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nice. >> it's a text book delivery for moms like me, now a mother herself, lindsay. >> there she goes. >> reporter: she wouldn't have had it any other way. since day one of her pregnancy lindsay wanted to share her experience with as many people as she could, a teacher by trade she considers every one of us a text book in the world around us the classroom. for nearly eight hours lindsay labored while cameras were rolling. lindsay knew she could only have her husband and mother in the room. streaming it online it would allow everybody in her family every single one of her friends and even strangers the opportunity to witness a miracle. her decision wasn't without criticism. but for nearly nine months now, lindsay allowed cameras to follow her to checkups. >> feels like she's laying this
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way. >> reporter: to her hometown. >> go off and blossom. >> reporter: to the people who supported her. it's been a journey. one where the teacher knew all along her a journey. one where the teacher knew all along her lesson would end with the witness of life's miracle. >> she's happy. kare 11 news. tomorrow the supreme court will start hearing lawyers' arguments on whether underaged kids convicted of heinous crimes should get long prison sentences. the case stems from the sentences of two men, joe sullivan was sentenced to life in prison for raping an elderly woman. he was 13 years old at the time of the attack. terrance graham was convicted for his part in armed robberies that took place when he was 16 and 17 years old. he was also sentenced to life in
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prison. this is a group of kids who led the groundbreaking for the memorial to flight 93 yesterday honoring crew and passengers who died in a september 11th crash in pennsylvania. one mother, who lost her daughter, said it was a joyful day. >> i was thinking of my daughter who was a passenger on flight 93 and what she would think of today. and she would be very happy and proud that people will have a permanent memorial to come to and remember her and her fellow passengers. >> organizers say they'll push to make sure the memorial is completed by september 11th, 2011, the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. one father just got to hug his daughter for the very first time in three decades. >> i never stopped looking.
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you know, i never forgot about you, ever. >> they looked for each other for years and years but they found nothing. but then -- a little coincidence changed all that. y8
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>> the yeas are 220, the nays are 215. the bill is passed. >> and with that the health care bill passed the house of representatives last night. it did get some gop support. find out how many republicans backed the bill and the next step in the health care battle. ground has been broken on a permanent memorial to the flight 93 crew and passengers who died september 11. one mom who lost a child explains why her sadness has turned to joy. hurricane ida is headed for cancun. a category 1 storm. we'll tell you how soon it could reach the u.s. gulf coast. hey there.
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you're watching hln news and views. i'm natasha curry. thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with us. the house of representatives pass add sweeping health care bill along mostly party lines. last night's vote was 220-215, with one republican voting for it. that vote came from first term louisiana republican joseph cao who holds a seat in predominantly democratic new orleans. 39 democrats crossed the aisle to vote against the bill. if it becomes law, the bill will represent the biggest expansion of health care coverage since medicare was created more than 40 years ago. house speaker nancy pelosi said the vote is a huge win for democrats. >> well, the democrats voted for the bill and a republican voted for the bill, that equals bipartisan. we're very proud to take responsibility and credit for this great victory because it was obviously largely with democratic votes. >> so, what's in the health care bill that the house passed?
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perhaps the most controversial part of the bill is that it does contain the so-called public option. the government would sell insurance to those who can't find it elsewhere but the congressional budget office predicts those premiums would be more expensive than insurance from private companies. other provisions of the bill would ban insurers from denying coverage to people because of pre-existing conditions. the house bill contains strict bans on using federal money to pay for abortions. democrats project the bill will extend health care coverage to 96% of americans. the vote was a defeat for house republicans who stood almost completely united in opposition to the bill. at least one gop member of the house says that the outcome was not a surprise. appearing on cnn, congressman michael burgess says he expected the bill to pass after president obama was elected last year. he also said a single gop vote does not make this a bipartisan bill.
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and that he expects those to be consequences for democrats at the polls next year. >> many of those 38 or 39 democrats voted against this bill were looking over their shoulders at the next election, i suspect there's some other people who will encounter some anxiety at home in their districts because of their vote on this bill so we'll see how that plays out. >> the bill now moves on to the senate where it must also pass if it is to become law. in the house, senate democrats are having a hard time winning over republican support for the bill. if the senate passes a bill, the senate version must be reconciled with the house bill that passed last night before it can be signed into law. it's going to be a tough day tomorrow for commuters in philadelphia. talks aimed at ending a transit strike broke down last night. bus drivers and subway and trolley operators just walked off the job last tuesday. the union is demanding an independent audit to make sure the pension funds are secure and
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it says that it will not start talks if a national health care overhaul plan is passed. governor ed rendell had been negotiating talks. no new talks are scheduled. a shooting at a bar near a resort town killed one man and left three others injured. it happened last night near vail, colorado. witnesses say a man was being escorted out of the bar when he pulled a gun and just started shooting. he went back inside the bar, fired several more shots. police arrested a 63-year-old man in the case. we are getting new information now about the people who were wounded in the ft. hood massacre. a texas surgeon says more of them are doing better. 42 people were injured in a shooting at the army post in texas thursday. an army official says 16 of them and the suspected gunman are still hospitalized. >> all evidence at this point indicates the suspect allegedly acted alone.
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in the actual shootings at the readiness center on 5 november. we have seen no evidence whatsoever to date of any friendly fire occurrences during the gun fight between ft. hood law enforcement and the alleged suspect. >> major nadil malik hasan is no longer on a ventilator. he is still in intensive care. friends and family honor the 13 killed in the shootings. one of them is 19-year-old private aaron thomas nemelka. he was scheduled to go to afghanistan in january and his uncle who is also in the military, read a family statement yesterday. >> aaron was intensely proud to serve under the leadership of the president. aaron believed we are all first and foremost americans, not democrats, not republicans, not white, black, brown or any other color.
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aaron felt keenly the responsibility of representing both his country and his family. he's proud to follow in the footsteps of both his grandfathers that served, two uncles that are in the military currently, and one cousin. >> the first police officer who confronted the suspect after the shooting just had her second surgery. a military spokesman says that sergeant kimberly munley is in good condition after last night's surgery. she was injured in the shootout with hasan but it's not believed to be life threatening. her supervisor initially said she brought down the suspect but another officer also fired at him so the army says that matter is still under investigation. police in cleveland have identify 3 more of the 10 bodies found in the home of a registered sex offender. anthony sowell served time in
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pris prison. he was arrested last week and authorities have now identified seven victims found in or near sowell's home. the skull of an 11th victim was also found. take a look at this. this is what hit washington state. the season's first big snowstorm. this heavy snowfall shut down several highways and caused problems for drivers. but not everyone was complaining. >> just moved here from texas and we don't get snow in texas at all. and so we're planning on skiing and sledding and we just wanted to bring the kids out to play. >> looks like a lot of fun. for some people the first big sheet of white is a reason to celebrate. while we're talking about snow in the west, we also have some serious weather in the southeast. let's check in with meteorologist reynolds wolf for the latest on that. >> we're keeping a very sharp eye on this storm.
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this is hurricane ida, category 1. it's gusting to 115, moving between the yucatan peninsula and parts of cuba expected to move into the gulf of mexico. the latest path we have shows the storm veering to the north, gaining strength, becoming a category 2 hurricane, then moving off right the coast of louisiana, then staying off the coast as you get into wednesday, and then back into thursday, just downgrading to a tropical storm, then a depression. not expected to make landfall for the time being. that's not a time to be comfortable if you are along the gulf coast, louisiana, alabama, into florida. remember, the hurricane season ends at the end of november so if you have that hurricane preparedness kit, you need to get it ready. the season's not over. this storm may come calling. what we'll see around the nation is pretty nice, in the southeast high pressure the feature which is is going to give you pretty nice conditions, plenty of blue skies, lot of sunshine, nice mild conditions through much of texas. when you get to the western half of the great lakes, scattered showers possible for the upper
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midwest, and of course back to the pacific northwest may see heavy snow falling in parts of the cascades. that is a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. what do you think, can you get in trouble for throwing paper during a ticker tape parade? some people did just that during the yankees parade here in new york, but they may have picked the wrong paper to throw.
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♪ o christmas tree your branches green ♪ >> the capitol hill christmas tree has begun its long journey to washington. the tree is an 85-foot blue spruce harvested yesterday from the mountains of northeast arizona here. the 7,000-pound tree is on a statewide tour of arizona and will arrive in washington on november 30. the tradition of having states provide a capitol christmas tree started nearly 40 years ago. this is the first year the tree has come from arizona. someone paid $54,000 for the hat worn by the man who shot lee harvey oswald.
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jack ruby's fidora was just one of the items on the auction block yet in dallas. all of the items were linked to president john f. kennedy's assassination. the auction came weeks before the 46th anniversary of that event. a newspaper kennedy signed for a maid the morning of his death sold for about $39,000. it was worth about a nickel in 1963. i'm larry smith. veterans day weekend so why not cheer for the navy midshipmen. this was the screen two years ago when 43 straight years of being notre dame's whipping boys came to an end nor vavy. on saturday, they had a chance to beat them for the second time in three years. the "uss new york" made of steel from the 9/11 attacks coming into the big apple making a bigger splash there than the mideast in indiana. the middies, the touchdown run as they get the victory, 23-21, their second straight win at notre dame stadium and the first
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time since 1936 that an unranked navy team beat a ranked notre dame team, the irish now will not get a chance to play in the lucrative bcs bowl games. not going to happen. some new yorkers got carried away in the yankees victory parade on friday. some office workers couldn't find confetti so threw important documents out the window. on to the street below. some were shredded, some were not. pay stubs, even court documents later found by the cleanup crew. let's hope none of these belonged to you. hopefully. the fastest growing sport around, watch this. fedor is its biggest star. watch this, sellout crowd of 11,000 watching him down and knock out the previously undefeated brett rogers in two rounds in suburban chicago. play of the day. the arizona state/usc game. watch this ball. how many does it touch? in white usc jerseys and the maroon arizona state jerseys.
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it's finally picked off by arizona state. this is the fourth quarter. one more look at it. six guys had a hand or foot on it until it's picked off there. however, the sun devils still lost at home to usc, 14-. that's sports. guess what? a new music service is coming here from europe. hln money expert clark howard tells you why this online juke box is really different from the rest. >> do you know someone who's a thief? could it be you? do you steal music? so many people, young, old and in-between, who would never, ever steal from a store, would never shoplift, would never hold somebody up, think nothing of stealing music. well let me tell you something, it is just as wrong as any other kind of theft. but it's clear in the marketplace that people are not going to pay for music, even if it's legal, because they've
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gotten so used to getting music illegally. so, now there's something that is coming to the united states. i can't wait until they launch here. it's been a big hit in europe. spottify. since it launched in europe, already 5 million have signed up for it. in addition to dealing with ads, you get unlimited music for free. how about that? free and legal. i'm clark howard. for more ways for to you stay on the right side of your wallet, go to cnn.com/clark howard. are you looking for more good deals? don't miss the lark howard show today at noon eastern right here on hln. world war ii ended more than 60 years ago, but the battleship "massachusetts" is still seeing action. one navy man who was with her from day one is still walking the planks to help preserve history.
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it is nerve-racking anticipating being parents for the first time. but one minneapolis couple decided to share their experience with thousands of people online. yesterday morning they welcomed their 6 pound, 8-ounce baby girl on a site called momslikeme.com. it tracked new mom lindsay's experience from day one following her around for checkups and through her eight-hour labor and delivery. cute little baby. the former teacher looked at the experience as an educational tool and a way to create a lasting memento for her baby girl. congratulations. a world war ii veteran was one of the first to walk the planks of the battle ship "massachusetts." and more than 60 years later he is still doing it. bob takes us on board for a tour. >> it's so important to have ships like this so people will know what our history was, why
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we went to war, the sacrifice we made and the lives that were lost. we're fortunate to have somebody like harmon with us. he's living history. >> it's not as easy as it used to be. oh. i'm 87. i came on board may 12, 1942. the day they put it in commission. and i got off the ship september 12th, 1946. the day it went out of commission. i still maintain the five-inch gun so we can use them to fire for ceremonies. he takes it here. then you shoot. when i first got in the navy i had only been out of school for six months. it was the first time away from home. but i soon got used to it. to get to my battle station for the last two years, this was my general direction. i used to stay behind this
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closed door, for hours after hours, any time we were in battle. it's loaded with 5,000 cans of powder in there. i felt it was a great ship and i was proud to serve on it. very few veterans of world war ii, they are all over 80 years old. not many left. that's one more reason preserve the ships so people will remember. it's worth preserving the ship. yeah, it's worth it. i think so. >> big mamie, as it's called, is one of the few remaining world war ii battleships and it is part of the world's largest collection of historical naval vessels. this is a group of kids who led the groundbreaking for a permanent national memorial to flight 93 yesterday. it's going to honor the crew and passengers who died in the september 11th crash in pennsylvania. one mother who lost her daughter
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said it was a joyful day. >> i was thinking of my daughter who was the passenger on flight 93. what she would think of about today. and she would be very happy and proud that people will have a permanent memorial to come to, and remember her and her fellow passengers. >> organizers say they are going to push to make sure the memorial is completed by september 11, 2011, that's the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. one father just got to hug his daughter for the very first time in three decades. >> i never stopped looking. i never forgot about you ever. >> they looked for each other for years and years but found nothing. but then a little coincidence changed all of that.
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it was a tight vote but the house passed the health care bill and ok'd the biggest expansion of health coverage since medicare was formed 40 years ago. now the health care debate moves to the senate. a man accused of killing one person and wounding five others in a shooting spree in orlando is being held without bond. jason rodriguez made his court appearance. investigators say he was fired from the company for performance issues. a nun who dedicated her life to serving navajo indias in new mexico was remembered yesterday at her funeral, remembered as a
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woman with passion for the poor. sister marquerite bartz was killed. police arrested an 18-year-old suspect they say he broke into the nun's home to rob her. hurricane ida is picking up speed and could grow into a category 2 storm. it's roaring over the caribbean into the gulf of mexico. before heading toward the southern u.s. that is a check of sunday morning headlines. welcome back to hln. thanks for joining us. i'm natasha curry. investigators are combing through every piece of evidence they can find to answer a key question in the shooting spree at ft. hood. as ted rowlands reports, everyone wants to know why an army psychiatrist opened fire on his fellow soldiers. >> reporter: investigators say clues as to why the army psychiatrist, nidal hassan allegedly went on a shooting rampage are still being gathered, 170 witnesses and victims have been interviewed so far. although they believe he was the only shooter, they won't rule out that hasan may have had help. >> all evidence at this point
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indicates the suspect allegedly acted alone. in the actual shootings at the readiness center on 5 november. >> reporter: key to the investigation way be hasan's computer. at 2:37, thursday morning, 11 hours before the massacre, hasan called his next door neighbor, willy bell, and left a message asking him to turn on his wireless computer connection. bell ignored the call but three hours later he says hasan called back. >> he said will you please hook up your laptop. i said wow, you want me to hook up the laptop so my girlfriend hooked up the lap top. we didn't answer the phone. he left a message. >> reporter: two weeks before massacre, hasan locked bell out of his own wireless connection by changing passwords. >> for the last two weeks i couldn't get on the internet because i had to go to some kind of code he had dialed in there.
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i didn't know what he dialed in but i couldn't get on. >> reporter: bell says he surrendered his computer. he was questioned for four hours. investigators won't comment on whether they located all of the computers hasan used. he gave away these computer cases and the rest of his furniture to another neighbor but the only thing inside the computer bags were a few of hasan's business cards. at 6:30 a.m. the morning of the shooting hasan was seen on this surveillance video at a 7-eleven buying coffee and hash browns. later he was back at the apartment complex. this man says he saw hasan throwing things into this dumpster. investigators hauled the dumpster away friday morning. another potential source of information may be a man that neighbors saw visiting hasan the day before the rampage. alice thompson was inside her apartment when she says she sass hasan and the other man, unusual, she says, because he never seemed to have anyone over. she described the man as wearing muslim attire with dark skin and
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bushy eyebrows and claims investigators seemed interested in him when she was questioned. >> if you see him again can you identify him? i said yes. >> answers could also of course come from hasan. he remains in critical condition at an army hospital in san antonio. ted rowlands, cnn, ft. hood, texas. >> police in cleveland identified three more of the ten bodies found in the home of a registered sex offender. anthony sowell served 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted rape in 1989. he was arrested two days after police discovered the first bodies in his home last week. authorities have now identified seven victims found in or near sowell's home. the skull of an 11th victim was also found. the "uss new york" built with steel from the world trade center is officially in service the ceremony took place yesterday on the hudson river pier. people in the crowd said it's a symbol of healing and strength.
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>> it just represents to me the heartache of september 11th and the resilience of our nation. >> people who survived hurricane katrina built the billion dollar warship. it will transport up to 700 marines to war zones and humanitarian missions. the "uss new york" will be open to the public before returning to its home port of norfolk, virginia this thursday. a shooting at a bar near a resort town killed one man and heft three others injured. it happened last night near vail, colorado. witnesses say a man was escorted out of the bar when he pulled a gun and just started shooting. he went back inside the bar, fired several more shots. police arrested a 63-year-old man. it's going to be a tough day tomorrow for commuters in philadelphia. talks aimed at ending a transit strike broke down last night. bus drivers and subway and trolley operators walked off the job last tuesday. the union is demanding an
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independent audit to make sure the pension funds are secure and it says that it will not start talks if the national health care overhaul plan is passed. governor ed rendell had been negotiating the talks. he had urged union members to vote on a contract proposal. no new talks are scheduled. take a look at this. this is what hit washington state. the season's first big snowstorm. this heavy snowfall shut down several highways and caused problems for drivers. but not everyone was complaining. >> just moved here from texas and we don't get snow in texas at all. so, we're planning on coming skiing and sledding. we just wanted to bring the kids out to play. >> looks like a lot of fun. for some the first big sheet of white is a reason to celebrate. while we're talking about snow in the west, we also have serious weather we're talking about in the southeast. let's check in with meteorologist reynolds wolf for the latest on that. >> we're keeping a sharp eye on
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this storm, this is hurricane ida, category 1 storm. it's gusting to 115, moving between the yucatan peninsula and parts of cuba, expected to move into the gulf of mexico. the latest path we have shows the storm actually veering to the north, gaining strength, becoming a category 2 hurricane, then moving right off the coast of louisiana, then staying off the coast as you get into wednesday and back into thursday just downgrading to a tropical storm and then to a depression. not expected to make landfall for the time being, that's not a time to be comfortable if you live along the gulf coast, louisiana, alabama into florida. the hurricane season ends at the end of november. so if you have that hurricane preparedness kit, get it ready because the season's not over. this storm may come calling. what we're going to see around the nation is pretty nice in parts of the southeast, high pressure is going to be your feature which is going to give you pretty nice conditions. plenty of blue skies, a lot of sunshine, mild conditions. then the western half of the great lakes, scattered showers
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possible for the upper midwest, and of course back to the pacific northwest may see heavy snow falling in parts of the cascades. that's a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds for hln. as you're planning your next vacation don't forget to check out what could be one of the best deals out there. cruises. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> you may be seeing a ton of great deals on cruises these days, there are huge sales going on. is that going to last? some cruise lines say they are having to cut prices just to fill up their ships to get enough people on board. so maybe it wasn't the greatest timing to launch this. check it out. the mother of all cruise ships. this is her on her maiden voyage. i don't know if you can see her as she's going under this bridge. this is the "oasis of the seas." 20 stories high. they had only two feet of clearance. this is a bridge in denmark.
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hundreds were waving good-bye as it made its way from the shipyard in finland to its new home in florida. it is five times bigger than the titanic, all lit up at night there. it's so big that they divided it into neighborhoods. it has a carousel, a golf course, loaded with stuff. world caribbean ordered up the ship before the great recession. the bottom line seems to be cruise ship deals are probably going to stay eye popping. pretty amazing for a little while to come. but on this ship, you may not get a sale fair at least for its first few voyages. thanks so much. get more money advice from jennifer westhoven on "morning express with robin meade." from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. eastern. what do you think, can you get in trouble for throwing paper during a ticker tape parade? some people did just that during the yankees parade here in new york. but they may have picked the wrong paper to throw.
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♪ o christmas tree the capitol hill christmas tree has begun its journey to washington. the tree is an 85-foot tall blue spruce. harvested yesterday from the mountains of northeast arizona. the 7,000-pound tree is now on a statewide tour of arizona and will arrive in washington on november 30th. the tradition of having states provide a capitol christmas tree started nearly 40 years ago. this is the first time the tree has come from arizona. someone paid about $54,000
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for the hat worn by the man who shot lee harvey oswald. jack ruby's fedora was on the auction block yesterday in dallas. all of the items were linked to president john f. kennedy's assassination. the auction came weeks before the 46th anniversary of the event. and newspaper kennedy signed for the morning he was shot sold for almost $40,000. it was sold for a nickel in 1963. i'm larry smith. for most of his career, images like this at the 2006 masters have been hard to come by for phil mickelson. usually it's tiger woods getting the best of lefty. mickelson was able to reverse that this weekend. he and woods playing in the final group at the hsbc champions in shanghai, tiger here on 7 trying to get out of the sand. that is not the way you do it. that's bad for the average weekend golfer. horrible for the world's best. mickelson on 16, nice putt to save par, he gets the win
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beating tiger for the first time when they played together in the final twosome of the final round. it's his fourth win of the year. $1.2 million. for the first time the richest thoroughbred race in north america has been won by a mare, getting the victory at the breeder's cup. zenyatta is now the favorite to become horse of the year. she won her owner $2.7 million. brittany griner dunked at a high school game, why not at a college game. a 6'8" baylor freshman. here it is, bringing down the house with a one-handed jam. officially she is not the seventh woman to dunk in a college game. this was an exhibition contest but she is a star in the making. 6'8" inches, 25 points, 11 rebounds in that preseason win. you might want to check your bank account in the morning. office workers in new york have been reprimanded. they threw important documents out on to the yankees victory parade friday. they couldn't find confetti. how about making some up?
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court documents, even pay stubs were found by cleanup workers, some were shredded, some were not. forget the saying what's in your wallet. how about what's in your trash can? that's sports. a 9-month journey ended in front of thousands on the internet. >> there you go. >> hi. >> a new mom used her pregnancy as a way to educate and create a lasting memento for her baby girl.
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you may hear a crying baby but scientists hear the language of the baby's parents. new research suggests that newborns tend to cry in the same speech patterns as their parents' native tongue. the first is a german baby crying, the second a french baby crying.
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>> the german newborn cries in falling melody, the french babies cry rises in pitch. just like their respective languages. scientists say the research suggests that infants begin picking up elements of language in the womb. the research is in the november issue of the journal "current biology." a minneapolis couple is about a day into the new roles as parents of a baby girl. they shared the birth with thousands of people online. jeffrey demars has the story. >> oh, my gosh. >> a little more, lins. here you go. >> my gosh. >> there you go. hi. >> happy birthday. put her up here. hi.
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nice. >> reporter: it's a textbook delivery for moms like me, now a mother herself, lindsey. and she wouldn't have had it any other way. since day one of her pregnancy lindsay wanted to share her experience with as many people as she could, a teacher by trade she considers every one of us a textbook in the world around us -- the classroom. for nearly eight hours lindsay labored while cameras were rolling. lindsay knew she could only have her husband and mother in the room. by streaming it all online, it would allow everybody in her family, every single one of her friends, and even perfect strangers, the opportunity to witness a miracle. her decision wasn't without criticism. but for nearly nine months now, lindsay allowed cameras to follow her to checkups. >> feels like she's laying this
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way. >> reporter: to her hometown. >> go off and blossom. >> reporter: to the people who have supported her and couldn't wait for this day, it's been a journey. one where the teacher knew all along her lesson would end with along her lesson would end with the witness of life's miracle. >> she's happy. >> that's awesome. tomorrow the supreme court will start hearing lawyers' arguments on whether underaged kids convicted of heinous crimes should get long prison sentenceses. the case stems from the sentences of two men, joe sul i have been was sentenced to life in prison for raping an elderly woman, 13 years old at the time. terrence graham was convicted for armed robberies taking place at 16 and 17 years old, also sentenced to life in prison. this is a group of kids that
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led the groundbreaking for a permanent national will memorial to flight 93 yesterday, going to honor the crew and passengers that died in the crash in pennsylvania. one mother who lost her daughter said it was a joyful day. >> i was thinking of my daughter, a passenger on flight 93, what she would think of about today. and she would be very happy and proud that people will have a permanent memorial to come to an remember her and her fellow passengers. >> organizers say they're going to push to make sure the memorial is completed by september 11, 2011, the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. one father just got to hug his daughter for the very first time in three decades. >> i never stopped looking. you know, i never forgot about
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you you ever. >> they looked for each other for years and years but they found nothing. but then a little coincidence changed all that.
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