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saying good-bye to victims of the ft. hood shooting. six victims killed in the massacre are laid to rest. police have arrested the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl and a charge of child abuse may be the least shocking of the accusations against her. plus, how much money do you think a perfect cow is worth? this one is the bovine version of best in show and you will not believe how much someone paid for it. hey there, thanks for joining us. this is hln. president obama is on his way to
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china right now, the third stop of his tour in asia. earlier today he covered ground covering ground with a new negotiation agreement with russia. they're looking to replace the nuclear treaty that expires next month. president obama said things look good. >> in our first meeting when i traveled to moscow, we arrived at an understanding that it made sense for our two countries to begin reducing further our nuclear stockpiles. our negotiators made progress over the last several months. our goal continues to be to complete the negotiations and to be able to sign a deal before the end of the year. and i'm confident that if we work hard and with a sense of urgency about it, we should be able to get that done. >> president obama and the russian leader also talked about iran. president obama said time is running out for tehran to do something about its nuclear
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program. u.s. and russia will keep pushing iran and there are other options if that fails, but he didn't offer any details. president barack obama couldn't bring home the olympics but he's bringing tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. president says he'll explore with the other leaders decked out in flowered shirts and grass skirts. some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration officials tell cnn they will visit the thompson correctional center tomorrow, 15 miles west of chicago. illinois governor designed the prison as state-of-the-art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd, but it's having trouble meeting that deadline. we now know after many months in office that there
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aren't nations out there who will take the 200 detainees or so left in guantanamo. so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. and obama administration officials said the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only supermax prison. police in north carolina have charged the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl with human trafficking. antoinette davis faces prostitution and filing a false report. this man here is charged with kidnapping the girl. they were captured on hotel surveillance carrying the little girl into a room the day she was reported missing. authorities still don't know where she is. last thursday they arrested davis's boyfriend but dropped
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kidnapping charges against clarence. president obama is asking lawmakers to hold off on any investigations into the ft. hood shooting. he said they should wait until law enforcement and the military finish their investigations first. he also asked lawmakers not to turn this event to what he calls political theater. >> if there was a failure to take appropriate action before the shootings, there must be accountability. beyond that and most importantly, we must quickly and thoroughly evaluate and address any flaws in the system so we can prevent a similar breach from happening again. our government must be able to act swiftly and surely when it has threatening information, and our troops must have the security they deserve. >> lawmakers say they want to look between e-mails between major nidal malik hasan and a radical cleric. they concluded he had no links to terrorism. meanwhile, family and friends said their final
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good-byes to six victims of the shooting. funerals for five soldiers and one civilian were held in several states yesterday. one funeral was in illinois where a young private was laid to rest. antoine miller from wgn affiliate was there. >> reporter: old glory hangs suspended between two ladder trucks. but she brought her own. she didn't know michael pearson. she watched from across the street. >> it's sad really to see things happen to young guys when they try to serve the country and it goes bad. >> reporter: family and friends of private first class michael pearson said good-bye this afternoon. illinois governor pat quinn among those inside. >> his mom and dad, you can tell there's no words n english language or any language to relieve the pain of losing someone you have known from the
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day they were born. >> reporter: pearson was shot three times. the alleged gunman, wouchbt army's very own. >> it's a shame. 13 people killed. for what? >> reporter: the service lasted just over an hour, after which the processional moved to the abraham lincoln national cemetery where michael pearson was laid to rest with full military honors. immediately after auto, michael's brother christopher thanked the entire chicagoland community. >> there was not one single moment this last week that did not touch you. >> reporter: because of his love of music, the pearson family is looking to start a scholarship in his honor. he was 22 years old. two more victims of a suspected serial killer were laid to rest yesterday. there were among 11 women whose
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bodies were found in a house in cleveland. fbi agents worked four hours saturday with thermal imaging devices, rakes and shovels. sowell is a convicted sex offender. he's now in jail facing murder, rape and other charges. he used drugs and alcohol to lure women to his home and then strangle them. the governor of virginia visited areas of his state hit hard by a nor'easter. he will push for federal money to help them recover and free up state funds as well. nearly eight inches of rain drenched norfolk. officials are waiting for floodwaters to recede to assess the full damage. the powerful storm battered new jersey for a third straight day yesterday. that didn't help people who were trying to clear flooded roads. that storm is blamed for six deaths in three states.
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let's turn our attention to the national forecast. there is something brewing out west. hey, karen. >> hey, virginia. yes, we've been watching this. this system isn't moving very quickly. snowfall totals across the interior west will be fairly substantial. already in littleton, colorado, an estimated 8.5 inches of snowfall, with pretty gusty winds. if you're traveling interstate 25 or interstate 70, watch out. road conditions are going to be very treacherous. in denver, you could see between six and ten inches of snowfall. and that extends over into portions of kansas as well. you may have heard about all the commotion associated with the remnants of ida that pounded the mid atlantic and southern new england. that's still beginning to exit across that extreme southern new england region. still the remnants still lashing those areas. from new york city, an improved
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day with temperatures expected to be mostly into the 60s. that's running about 10 to 12 degrees above normal. also for the deep south, temperatures in the 70s. if you're headed to southern california, the winds are going to be fairly gusty. we're looking at wind advisories for riverside county, san bernardino. watch out, some of those wind gusts up around 40 to 50 miles per hour. for hln, i'm meteorologist karen mcginnis. you could call it a beauty contest, and you can bet someone is really proud of the winner. >> when you look at missy, she has a lot of style, a lot of presence. she knows she's pretty. >> you see, she's a cow and as perfect as cows get. wait until you hear how much money someone paid for her.
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some people don't buy fresh produce because they say it's too expensive. in some neighborhoods, it's not even app option. one woman is on her way to change that in today's fit nation report. la donna is on a mission in one of the toughest areas in chicago. she led an effort to begin urban farm sites. no matter how hard she tried she couldn't find fresh produce in the neighborhood. >> if you wanted to you could by illegal drugs. you could get access to illegal drugs. but if you wanted to find an organic toe moto tomato in this neighborhood, you wouldn't be able to find one. >> these are full of ships, sugary drinks and candy.
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according to a new study, shopping at these convenience stores is what's making our kids fat. they found on average they were eating 356 empty calories at every stop. so la donna is adding store owner to her list of provisions. >> we try to bring healthy lifestyles to the hip-hop generation. >> all hoping she can change the tide in the ever-growing storm of obesity. i'm dr. sanjay gupta. how much do you think the perfect cow is worth? well, here she is. her name is missy. she's considered to be a perfect as a cow can get. she lives in canada where she was just sold for $1.2 million u.s. what's so special? you hear from this guy. >> missy has a combination of a deep pedigree, a great family
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behind her. she has a great milk production. she also has a high genetic index. and she also is one of the best show cows in the breed. >> there you go. missy will stay in canada even though her buyers are from the u.s. and denmark, two partners. she's one of five cows ever sold for more than a mal dollars. on friday the 13th, the day's bad luck apparently made bruce springsteen forget where he was. the boss shouted, hello, ohio, to his fans friday night but he was actually in michigan. he referred to ohio several times until band guitarist whispered in his ear. though he admits oversees experience was a difficult one, there are others following his
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lead. after last night, moore might think about doing that. jennings making only his seventh nba start scored 55 points. 55 points breaks kareem abdul jabbar's record. nice for him. 55 points. tiger woods had the victory to go along with the $3 million appearance fee for australia to play for the first time in more than a decade. he was in a three-way tie for the winner. the winner puts on a gold jacket. tiger was there. 25,000 every day made it feel like it was a major even though it wasn't. one of the winningest coaches. colt mcguy tying green for the most wins ever by a college quarterback. he has several chance toss take that. a big win over baylor on
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saturday. beware of game crews looking to entertain the masses during time-out. this fan was caught unaware in memphis. he thinks he's jumping rope threw there's nobody around. crowds cheering him on. the gag is on him. as you watch, he is not happy when he finds out. look. come on. lighten up, francis. hi there. i'm robin meade. we salute the troops every weekend on morning express. this one is for specialist cory gaffner. his mom says cory has a lot of love in his heart. everyone is looking forward to his wedding next september. >> hi, robin. this is angela gaffner, specialist cory gaffner's mom. my husband and i are so proud of
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our son for representing our country. stay strong and safe and i want to let him know i love him very much. >> if you have somebody in the service go to cnn/robin and watch every morning on morning express with robin meade from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 eastern.
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steven king stopped by hln to talk to robin meade about his new book and a couple other things. >> so this book, this big, oh, gosh, i don't know how many days it's been number one on amazon and elsewhere. i wonder if it will start the retirement word again. >> when i talked about retiring, i had this accident where a guy
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came along and hit me with his van and broke a lot of stuff on the right side of my body. i was miserable a lot of the time. and i thought, you know, this is too much work. i can't do it. and then little by little, a miracle as we get better. if we don't die, we get better. i started to feel better and i wanted to work again. i enjoy what i do. >> so no retirement coming any time soon. how do you feel, by the way, lately? >> i feel terrific. >> you can see more monday morning, including a sneak peek at his new book, "under the dome" on morning express with robin meade from 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning. iran is creating a new cyber police unit to crack down on internet crimes. they're monitoring web sites looking for what official calls fraud, insults and the spreading of lies. this is seen as a move against the opposition movement in iran which relies heavily on the web to spread its message. authorities banned most web sites linked to the opposition
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but often new sites spring up within days. iran hasn't said how cyber police will carry out the internet surveillance. construction of the aircraft carrier gerald r. ford got a kickoff with a ceremony. it's the first of the new ford class of carriers. susan board bales was at the ceremony a ceremony. it will be carried to the navy in 2015. a secret society linked to two former presidents which said to have the skull of a famous indian warrior. geronimo's descendents feel they have proof of a 100-year-old crime. )%)%)%)%)%)%)%)%)%)%)%)%)ñ
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saying good-bye to victims of the ft. hood shooting. six victims killed in the massacre are laid to rest. police have arrested the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl and a charge of child abuse may be the least shocking of the accusations against her. plus, how much money do you think a perfect cow is worth? this one is the bovine version of best in show and you will not believe how much someone paid for it. hey there, thanks for joining us. this is hln. i'm virginia cha today for natasha curry.
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president obama is on his way to china right now, the third stop of his tour in asia. earlier today he covered ground covering ground with a new nuclear agreement with russia. they're looking to replace the nuclear treaty that expires next month. president obama said things look good. >> in our first meeting when i traveled to moscow, we arrived at an understanding that it made sense for our two countries to begin reducing further our nuclear stockpiles. our negotiators made excellent progress over the last several months. our goal continues to be to complete the negotiations and to be able to sign a deal before the end of the year. and i'm confident that if we work hard and with a sense of urgency about it, we should be able to get that done. >> president obama and the russian leader also talked about iran. president obama said time is running out for tehran to do something about its nuclear program. he said the u.s. and russia will
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keep pushing iran diplomatically and there are other options if that fashl that fails, but he didn't offer any details. president barack obama couldn't bring home the olympics but he's bringing tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. the host gets to dictate what the leaders will wear for the pictures. president says he'll explore with the other leaders decked out in flowered shirts and grass skirts. some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration officials tell cnn federal officials visit the thompson correctional center tomorrow, 15 miles west of chicago. illinois governor designed the prison as state-of-the-art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd, but it's having trouble meeting that deadline. >> we now know after many months in office that there aren't nations out there who will take
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the 200 detainees or so left in guantanamo. so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. and obama administration officials said the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only supermax prison. police in north carolina have charged the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl with human trafficking. antoinette davis faces child abuse charge, including prostitution and filing a false report. she's showed here alongside a man police have charged with kidnapping the child. mcbeale is the suspect captured on hotel surveillance video carrying the little girl so a room the day she was reported missing. authorities still don't know where she is. last thursday they arrested davis's boyfriend but dropped kidnapping charges against
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clarence. president obama is asking lawmakers to hold off on any investigations into the ft. hood shooting. he said they should wait until law enforcement and the military finish their investigations first. he also asked lawmakers not to turn this event to what he calls political theater. >> if there was a failure to take appropriate action before the shootings, there must be accountability. beyond that and most importantly, we must quickly and thoroughly evaluate and address any flaws in the system so we can prevent a similar breach from happening again. our government must be able to act swiftly and surely when it has threatening information, and our troops must have the security they deserve. >> lawmakers say they want to look between e-mails between shooting suspect major nidal malik hasan and a radical cleric from yemen. they concluded he had no links to terrorism.
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meanwhile, family and friends said their final good-byes to six victims of the shooting. funerals for five soldiers and one civilian were held in several states yesterday. one funeral was in illinois where a young private was laid to rest. antoine miller from affiliate wgn was there. >> reporter: old glory hangs suspended between two ladder trucks. but 74-year-old catherine brought her own. she didn't know michael pearson. she watched from across the street. >> it's sad really to see things happen to young guys when they try to serve the country and it goes bad. >> reporter: family and friends of army private first class michael pearson said good-bye this afternoon. the ceremony inside the funeral home was private. illinois governor pat quinn among those inside. >> his mom and dad, you can tell there's no words in the english language or any language to relieve the pain of losing someone you have known from the day they were born. >> reporter: michael pearson of
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bolingbrook was shot three times. the alleged gunman, one of the army's very own. >> it's a shame. 13 people killed. for what? >> reporter: the service lasted just over an hour, after which the processional moved to the abraham lincoln national cemetery where michael pearson was laid to rest with full military honors. immediately after, michael's brother christopher thanked the entire chicagoland community. >> there wasn't a single moment throughout this last week that did not touch you. and that's all i can say. i'm sorry. >> reporter: because of his love of music, the pearson family is work to go establish a scholarship in michael's honor. michael pearson was 22 years old. two more victims of a suspected serial killer were laid to rest yesterday. there were among 11 women whose bodies were found in a house in cleveland.
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fbi agents worked four hours saturday with thermal imaging devices, rakes and shovels. to see if anymore bodies might be in anthony sowell's backyard. sowell is a convicted sex offender. he's now in jail facing murder, rape and other charges. authorities say sowell used drugs and alcohol to lure women to his home and then strangle them. there is something brewing out west. meteorologist karen mcginnis joins us now to fill us in. >> hey, virginia, yes, we've been watching this now. this system isn't going to be moving very quickly. as a result, the snowfall totals across the interior west are going to be fairly substantial. already in littleton, colorado, an estimated 8 1/2 inches of snowfall with gusty winds. if you're traveling interstate 25 or interstate 70, watch out because the road conditions will be very treacherous. in denver, you could see between 6 and 10 inches of snowfall.
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and that extends on over into portions of kansas as well. now, you may have heard about all the commotion associated with the remnants of ida that pounded the mid atlantic and southern new england. well, that's still beginning to exit across that extreme southern new england region. still the remnants still lashing those areas. new york city, improved day with temperatures mostly into the 60s. that's running 10 to 12 degrees above normal. also for the deep south, temperatures in the 70s. if you're headed to southern california, those winds are going to be fairly gusty. so we're looking at wind advisories for riverside county, also san bernardino. watch out, some of the wind gusts up to 40 to 50 miles per hour. for hln, i'm meteorologist karen maginnins. you could call it a beauty contest, and you can bet someone is really proud of the winner. >> when you look at missy she
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has a lot of style, a lot of presence. she knows she's pretty. >> uh-huh. you see it is a cow. she's considered a perfect as cows get. so wait until you hear how much money someone paid for her.
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how much do you think the perfect cow is worth? here she is. her name is missy. she's as perfect as a cow can get. she lives in canada where she was just sold for $1.2 million u.s. what's so special? you'll hear from this guy. >> missy has a combination of a deep pedigree, a great family behind her. she has a great milk production. she also has a high genetic index. and she also is one of the best show cows in the breed. >> there you go. missy will stay in canada even though her buyers are from the u.s. and denmark, two partners.
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she's one of only five cows ever sold for more than a mal million dollars. did you know hln money expert clark serves in the georgia state guard. clark and robin meade teamed up to help you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. >> she says what's the best way to be debt free before retirement. when are you going to be retiring? >> two years from the army reserve and two to five years from civil service. >> okay. so the question is, what kind of debts do you have that you're trying to get your arms around? >> i want to get around to paying off the house and having just house and utilities by the time i retire. >> all right. well, paying off your home mortgage is not always a priority. the big priority is paying off any unsecured debt. personal loans, credit cards. the next would be car loans. but home mortgage debt is not a
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high priority with me. it's more important that you beef up your savings than it is to be mortgage debt free. it's psychological for people to want to be mortgage debt free on the day they retire. i'm not that much into that. because your house isn't going to feed you money. you're going to feed yourself from the money that you have saved. >> clark, what about i've heard other financial analysts who aren't half as good as you. let me just say that. they say, yeah, paying off your mortgage should be a priority so you're not homeless. >> that is a good point. i'm more concerned about people who retire, don't have enough money, don't have enough cash to pay for everyday things. it's an empty victory that they own their house free and clear. >> want more good information? don't miss "operation clark smart" today at noon eastern.
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clark and robin talk to the troops and they will help you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off, too. the story of brandon jennings is an intriguing one. he skipped college to pay overseas. though he admits that overseas experience was a difficult one, other ones are following his lead. more might think about doing that. jennings just a year removed from high school, making only his seventh nba start scored 55 points. he was held scoreless in the first quarter. 55 points. breaks kareem abdul jabbar's team record. what a night for jennings, 55 points. tiger woods has a victory to go along with the $3 million appearance fee. he began in a three-way tie for the lead down under. slipped on a gold jacket, not a green jacket. tiger was there.
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25,000 every day made it feel like it was a major even though it wasn't. one of the winningest quarter backs in history resides in austin, texas. colt mccoy tying georgigeorgia'd green for the most wins ever by a quarterback. a couple touchdown passes in the big win over baylor saturday. they remain undefeated. looking to entertain the masses during time-outs. this fan was caught unaware in memphis. he thinks he's jumping rope but there's nobody around. he's blindfold ld. crowd is cheering him on. the crowd is on him. as you watch, he is not happy when he finds out. look. come on. lighten up, francis. that's sports.
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blame it onfriday, the 13th. the day's bad luck apparently made bruce springsteen forget where he was. the boss shouted, hello, ohio, to his fans friday night but he was actually in michigan.
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springsteen referred to ohio several times in the following 30 minutes until band guitarist whispered in his ear. instruction of the aircraft carrier gerald r. ford got its official kickoff yesterday with a ceremony. that carrier is named for the former president, of course, and is the first in the new ford class of carriers. ford's daughter susan ford bales declared it truly and fairly laid. it is scheduleded for delivery to the navy the in 2015. iran is creating a new cyber police unit to crack down on fraud. it will monitor web sites looking for what officials call fraud, insults and the spreading of lies. this is seen as a move against the opposition movement in iran which relies heavily on the web to spread its message. authorities banned most web sites linked to the opposition but off new sites spring up within days. iran hasn't said how the skiber
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police will car cyber police will carry out the internet surveillance. a vandal who has been plastering los angeles for months is no juvenile delinquent. he's 73 years old. authorities say the oldest alleged tagger ever busted by l.a. sheriffs deputies. they say they caught him sticky-handed when he slapped on, who is john scott stickers in a subway station. well, john scott was arrested and charged with suspicion of felony vandalism. they believe his motive is the same as teenagers, fame and notoriety. the roar of a 900 horsepower engine may not seem to be very eek co-friendly, but race fans are finding out speed can be environmentally conscious. brianna kierlar has today's eco solutions report. for a sports centered around cars that get about five miles
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per gallon, nascar is an unlikely incubator for eco-friendly practices. at races ashgs all used tires are shredded. each year, 180,000 gallons of oil and automotive fluid are recycled. >> the oil in a stock car could be used for what? behavior of fans. that's where the drivers come in. >> i'm enjoying the outdoors. i want to make sure that it's still there for my kids and grand kids. >> reporter: brian vicars, driver of the 83 car, is one of the young talents. his personal car is a hybrid since nascar fans are infamous
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for loyalty to the -- he thinks he and others might be able to sell them on ecoconsciousness as well. >> there is a connection with this sport and fans unlike any other. that presents an opportunity for the industry to make an impact. >> reporter: the potential is there. even jeff gordon, one of the biggest names in racing will tell you the sport needs to do more to sell fans on a greener lifestyle. >> i think there's a lot more we can be doing and i think that the fans would appreciate that. >> reporter: brianna keilar, cnn, richmond, virginia. for more environmental news drive on over to our website, cnn.com/ecosolutions. a secret society linked to two former presidents has long rumored to have the skull of a famous indian warrior. it's a mystery that may end up in court. geronimo's desen dents believe they have more proof of a 100-year-old crime.
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♪ saying good-bye to victims of the ft. hood shootings. six victims killed in the massacre are laid to rest. police have arrested the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl and a charge of child abuse may be the least shocking of the accusations against her. plus, how much money do you think a perfect cow is worth? this one is the bovine version of best in show, and you will not believe how much someone paid for it. hey there. thanks for joining us. this is hln. i'm virginia cha in for natasha curry. president obama is on the way to
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china. the third stop of his tour in asia. earlier today he covered ground negotiating a nuclear agreement with russia. he met russian president dmitry medvedev at a summit in singapore. they are working to replace the start nuclear treaty. president obama said things look good with. >> in our first meeting when i travelled to moscow, we arrived at an understanding that made sense for our two countries to begin reducing further our nuclear stockpiles. our negotiators made progress over the last months, our goal continues to be to complete the negotiations and to be able to sign a deal before the end of the year. and i'm confident that if we work hard and with a sense of urgency about it we should be able to get that done. >> president obama and the russian leader also talked about iran. obama said that time is running out for tehran to do something about its nuclear program. he said the u.s. and russia will
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keep pushing iran diplomatically and there are other option that fails but he didn't offer details. president barack obama couldn't bring home the olympics but he's bringing some tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. the host gets to dictate what guests wear for the summit's official picture. president says he looks forward to seeing the other leaders decked ot in flowered shirts and grass skirts. some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama officials tell cnn federal officials will visit the center tomorrow west of chicago. illinois governor pat quinn described the prison as state of the art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22 but it's having trouble meeting that deadline. >> we now know after many months in office that there aren't nations throughout who are going
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to take these 200 or so detainees left in guantanamo, so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. and obama administration official says the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only supermax prison. police in north carolina have charged the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl with human trafficking. antoinette davis faces child abuse charge and prostitution and filing a false report. she is shown here along side a man police have charged with kidnapping the child. they say mario mcneil is the suspect captured on a hotel surveillance video carrying the little girl into a room the day she was reported missing. authorities still don't know where she is. last thursday they arrested davis' boyfriend but have since dropped kidnapping charges.
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president obama is asking lawmakers to hold off on any investigations into the ft. hood shooting. he says they should wait until law enforcement and the military finish their investigations first. he also asked lawmakers not to turn this event into what he called political theater. >> if there was a failure to take appropriate action before the shootings, there must be accountability. beyond that, and most importantly, we must quickly and thoroughly evaluate and address any flaws in the system so that we can prevent a similar breach from happening again. our government must be able to act swiftly and surely when it has threatening information. and our troops must have the security that they deserve. >> lawmakers say they want to look into e-mails between shooting suspect major nadil malik hasan and a cleric in yemen. the fbi concluded that hasan had no links to terrorism. meanwhile, family and friends said final good-byes to
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six victims of the shootings. funerals were held in several states yesterday. one was in illinois where a young private was laid to rest. antwan lewis was there. >> reporter: old glory hangs suspended between two ladder trucks, 74 katherine brought her own. she didn't know michael pearson, she watched from across the street. >> it's sad, really, you know, to see things happen to young guys, you know, when they try to serve the country and then it goes bad. >> reporter: family and friends of michael pearson said good-bye this afternoon. the ceremony inside the funeral home was private. illinois governor pat quinn among those inside. >> his mom and dad you could tell, there's no words in the english language or any language to relieve the pain of losing someone you've known from the day they were born. >> michael pearson of bolingbrook was one of 13
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soldiers killed last week in a rampage at ft. hood military base in texas. pearson was shot three times. the alleged gunman, one of the army's very own. >> it's a shame. i mean, 13 people killed. for what? >> reporter: the service lasted just over an hour. after which the processional moved to the abraham lincoln national cemetery where michael pearson was laid to rest with full military honors. immediately after, michael's brother christopher thanked the entire chicagoland community. >> there wasn't a single moment throughout this past week that did not touch me. and that's all i can say. i'm sorry. >> reporter: because of his love of music the pearson family is working to establish a scholarship in michael's honor. michael pearson was 22 years old. reporting from elwood, antoine lewis, wgn news. two more victims of a suspected serial killer were laid to rest among 11 women
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whose bodies were found in a house in cleveland. fbi worked with imaging devices and rakes and shovels to see if there were more bodies. sowell is a convicted sex offender now in jail facing murder, rape and other charges. authorities say sowell used drugs and alcohol to lure women to his home, and then strangle them. the governor of virginia visited areas of his state that were hit hard by a nor'easter. governor tim kaine assured storm victims he would push for federal money and try to free up state funds as well. nearly eight inches of rain drenched the coastal city of norfolk. officials are waiting for flood waters to recede to assess the full damage. the powerful storm battered new jersey for the third day. that didn't help people trying to clear flooded roads and repair damage. the storm is blamed for at least six deaths in three states. let's turn attention to the
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national forecast. there issing? brewing out west. karen maginnis joins us to fill us in. >> virginia, yes, we've been watching this now. looks like the system isn't going to be moving very quickly, and as a result the snowfall totals across the interior west are going to be fairly substantial. already in littleton, colorado, an estimated 8 1/2 inches of snowfall along with gusty winds. along interstate 25, watch out as road conditions are going to be treacherous. in denver, you could see between 6 and 10 inches of snowfall. and that extends on over to portions of kansas as well. now, you may have heard about all of the commotion associated with the remnants of ida that pounded the mid-atlantic and southern new england. well, now it's still beginning to exit across that extreme southern new england region, but still the remnants of that still lashing those areas. but for new york city an improved day with temperatures
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expected to be mostly into the 60s. that's running about 10 to 12 degrees above normal. also for the deep south, temperatures in the 70s. if you're headed to southern california, those winds are going to be fairly gusty. so, we're looking at wind advisories for riverside county, also san bernardino, watch out some of the wind gusts up around 40 to 50 miles an hour. for hln, i'm meteorologist karen maginnis. you could call it a beauty contest and you can bet someone is really proud of the winner. >> when you look at missy she has a lot of style, a lot of presence. she knows she's pretty. >> missy is a cow and she's considered as perfect as cows get. so wait till you hear how much money someone paid for her.
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how much do you think the perfect cow is worth? well, here she is, her name is missy.
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she's considered to be as perfect as a cow can get. she lives in canada where she was sold for $1.2 million. so what makes her special? hear from this guy. >> missy has a combination of a deep pedigree, a great family behind her. she has a great milk production, she also has a high genetic index and she also is one of the best show cows in the breed. >> there you go. missy will stay in canada even though her buyers are from the u.s. and denmark, two partners. she is one of five cows ever sold for more than $1 million. blame it on friday the 13th because the day's bad luck apparently made bruce springsteen forget where he was. the boss shouted "hello ohio" to fans friday night but he was actually in michigan. springsteen referred to ohio several times in the following 30 minutes until the band guitarist whispered in his ear.
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i'm larry smith t. story of brandon jennings is an intriguing one. he skipped college to play overseas for a year and fell to milwaukee with the tenth pick in last june's draft. though he admits that overseas experience was a difficult one, there are others following his lead. after last night, more might think about doing that. look what he did. jennings a year removed from high school making his seventh nba start, scored 55 points. he was scoreless in the first quarter. 55 points, by the way, breaks kareem abdul-jabbar's record, team record for points scored. brandon jennings, what a flight for him. 55 points. how about tiger woods. he has a victory to go along with the $3 million appearance fee to play in australia. he began the day tied in a three-way tie for the lead. down under, came away the winner, his seventh victory of the year. slipped on a gold jacket, the crowd because tiger was there, 25,000 every day, made it feel like it was a major even though
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it wasn't. one of the winningest quarterbacks in college football history resides in austin, texas. colt mccoy tying georgia's david green for the most wins ever by a college quarterback. he's got several chances still to break that. mccoy a couple of touchdown passes on saturday. beware of the game crews looking to entertain the masses in time-outs. this man was caught unaware in memphis. he thinks he's jumping rope but there is nobody around. look at him. crowd's cheering him on all by himself. the gag is on him and as you watch he is not happy when he finds out. look. come on. lighten up, francis. that's sports. so, just how hard is it to live without health insurance? won woman has four jobs and believe it or not she can't get coverage that she can afford. one of her employers isn't sure he can help.
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defense secretary robert gates blocked the release of any new photos showing americans abusing former dedanes. the obama admission said gates is using his power signed last month. there are 21 pictures showing americans abusing detainees in iraq and afghanistan. the aclu sued to have them released and lower courts supported that but gates cities release would put u.s. citizens and service members in danger. construction of the aircraft carrier "gerald r. ford" got its kickoff with a kiel laying ceremony. it's the first in the new ford class of carriers. ford's daughter susan was at the ceremony and declared the kiel truly and fairly laid t. carrier is scheduled for delivery to the navy in 2015. senators may start debating a new health care bill this week. but down the street from capitol
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hill you can see how the issue is really affecting people. eline quijano talked to a worker taking a chance with her health and a boss trying to help her. >> you're thinking about 8 by 10. >> reporter: 58-year-old carrie never imagined struggling like this. >> working all the time, not making a lot of money, and don't have health insurance. >> reporter: for 39 years she worked and paid into an employer sponsored health insurance plan. but the economic downturn suddenly left her without a job and without health insurance. at first, she tried paying for health care herself. but without her employer picking up half of the cost, she found insurance out of reach. >> that's a lot to me. $343 a month when you don't have steady income it's like saying $3,000 a month. i just plain didn't have that money. >> reporter: so caldwell who suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol is doing without three of the four medications
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she needs. >> i don't know what my blood pressure is and i don't want to know. >> reporter: she works four part-time jobs, but doesn't have health insurance from any of them. one of her bosses, john, a co-owner of frager's hardware wants to change that. >> we don't know if we can put her on the plan. >> reporter: he says politicians haven't done a good job explaining how health care legislation might benefit him and in turn, his staff of 50 employees. >> we can't understand it is the big thing. don't understand what is truly going on. >> reporter: he says the health care plan he offers employees went up this year, costing 30% more than last year. that's affected his bottom line and his ability to help his staff including cary. >> i'm doing everything i can do. how can the system help me live like a normal person? and have the health care i need. >> reporter: for now she's
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taking a major gamble, foregoing that expensive immediate sinl for her diabetes, a disease she knows full well can lead to blindness, kidney disease, amputation or stroke. >> i'm living on borrowed time now. and the situation isn't helping that. i feel good, but i don't know, i don't know what future holds. >> that was elaine quijano reporting. president obama says he want as new health care bill on his desk by the end of the year. that is less than seven weeks away. novelist steven king stopped by to talk about his new book and a couple of other things. >> so, this book, this big, this is acclaimed already, i don't know how many days it's number one on amazon. i wonder if it's going to start the retirement rumors again. and what say you? >> when i talked about retiring i had this accident where a guy
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came along and hit me with his van and broke a lot of stuff on the right side of my body. and i was in a lot of pain. i was miserable a lot of the time. i thought you know, this is too much work. i can't do it. and then little by little the miracle is we get better. if we don't die we get better. i started to get better, started to feel better and i wanted to work again. so i enjoy what i do. >> so there is no retirement coming soon. how do you file, by the way? >> terrific. >> you can see more of robin's interview monday morning including a sneak peek at his new book "under the dome" that's on "morning express" with robin meade from 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning. a secret society linked to two former presidents has long been rumored to have the skull of a famous indian warrior. it's a mystery that may end up in court. geronimo's descendants believe they have more proof of a 100-year-old crime.
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president obama is on his way to china. the third stop of his asian tour. at a summit today he and other world leaders said there is no hope of a major breakthrough on climate change by the end of the year. some were hoping too make progress at that in a conference in denmark next month. ♪ >> friends and familied said final good-byes to six victims of the ft. hood massacre. the funerals were held across the country. major hasan is accused of killing 13 people earlier this month. as terrorist suspects head in guantanamo bay could be moved to illinois.
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two administration members tell cnn federal officials will check a prison about 150 miles west of chicago tomorrow. it's described as almost vacant and state of the art. those are some of the stories making headlines on this sunday. welcome back to hln. i'm virginia cha. victims of disgraced financier bernard madoff have more restitution money coming because his valuables were sold to the highest bidder and took in twice as much money as expected. as susan candiotti reports buyers say there is a big lesson behind this auction. >> reporter: fast bidding to buy a piece of bernie madoff, anyone could watch online. >> 10,000. now 20. 20. now 30. >> reporter: inside the auction, no cameras allowed. here is part of madoff's spread at a preview. more than 51 watches, lots of gold-studded rolexes among them.
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this a wear watch from world war ii sold for 65 grand. ruth madoff's ear rings estimated at around $21,000 went for -- >> 73-5. >> reporter: $70,000, more than triple their projected worth. his house sign valued at 20 bucks sold for 2,000. his decorative buoy took in $7500. madoff's custom silk mets jacket worth about $500 went for more than 14 grand. a retired st. louis business man flew in for the auction, ready to spend big. you snagged a number of items. you have any idea how much you spent the? >> no, but i'm sure it was in the six figures. >> reporter: he's taking home a bundle of jewelry including these pearls for $1200. four times their estimated price. surprise gifts for his six grand
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children on an upcoming crews. >> we're going to make them take numbers and take a piece of jewelry. >> reporter: madoff's belongings from golf clubs to boogie boards to china failed to impress professional collectors. >> what i saw instead was a garish display of gold and diamonds and things that are expensive but not tasteful, and the art and antiques were mostly reproductions and the lower quality things that you would find in any suburban garage sale. >> reporter: didn't seem to matter to some. wooden duck decoys valued at about 50 bucks each went for more than 11,000. >> it's like getting a plate of china from the titanic, and bernie madoff may have been an even bigger ship wreck. >> reporter: the proceeds more than $900,000 will benefit victims of the convicted swindler. lester miller will make sure his grandchildren know it. >> what is the lesson you're going to tell your
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grandchildren? >> that greed is no good. this man had a lot of greed. he lived on greed and he lived with a lie. >> reporter: more madoff auctions to come. it ain't no lie. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. police in north carolina have charged the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl with human trafficking. antoinette davis face as child abuse charge including prostitution and filing a false report. she is sheen here along side a man charged with kidnapping the child. they say he is the suspect on a hotel surveillance video carrying the girl into a room the day she was reported missing. authorities still don't know where she is. last thursday they arrested davis' boyfriend but have since dropped kidnapping charges against him. some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration
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officials say officials will visit the center tomorrow. it's about 150 miles west of chicago. govern pat quinn described it as state of the art and empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd but is having trouble meeting that deadline. >> we now know after many months in office that there aren't nations throughout who are going to take these 200 or so detainees so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. an obama official says the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only supermax prison. two more victims of a suspected serial killer were laid to rest yesterday. they were among 11 women whose bodies were found in a house in cleveland. fbi agents worked for about four
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hours with thermalle imaging devices, rakes and shovels to see if more bodies might be in anthony sowell's yard. sowell is a convicted sex offender now in jail facing murder, rape and other charges. authorities say he used drugs and alcohol to lure women to his home and then strangle them. the governor of virginia visited areas of his state that were hit hard by a nor'easter. governor tim kaine assured storm victims he would push for federal money to help. he also would try to free up state funds. nearly eight inches of rain drenched the coastal city of norfolk. officials are waiting for flood waters to recede to assess the full damage. the powerful storm battered new jersey for a third straight day yesterday. that didn't help people who were trying to clear flooded roads and repair storm damage. the storm is blamed for at least six deaths in three states. let's turn attention to the national forecast. there is something brewing out west.
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meteorologist karen maginnis joins us to fill us in. >> yes, we've been watching this now. it looks like this system isn't going to be moving very quickly and as a result the snowfall totals across the interior west are going to be fairly substantial. already in littleton, colorado, an estimated 8 1/2 inches of snowfall, along with pretty gusty winds. if you're traveling along interstate 25, or interstate 70, watch out because the road conditions are going to be very treacherous. in denver, you could see between 6 and 10 inches of snowfall, and that extends on over into portions of kansas as well. now, you may have heard about all of the commotion associated with the remnants of ida that pounded the mid-atlantic and southern new england. well, now it's still beginning to exit across that extreme southern new england region, but still the remnants of that still lashing those areas. but for new york city, an improved day with temperatures expected to be mostly into the 60s. that's running about 10 to 12
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degrees above normal. also for the deep south, temperatures in the 70s. if you're headed to southern california, those winds are going to be fairly gusty. so, we're looking at some wind advisories for riverside county, also san bernardino. watch out some of the wind gusts up around 40 to 50 miles an hour. for hln, i'm meteorologist karen maginnis. you could call it a beauty contest. and you can bet someone is really proud of the winner. >> when you look at missy, she has a lot of style, a lot of presence. she knows she's pretty. >> missy is a cow. and she's considered as perfect as cows get. so wait till you hear how much money someone paid for her.
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how much do you think the perfect cow is worth? well, here she is, her name is missy. she's considered to be as perfect as a cow can get. she lives in canada where she was sold for $1.2 million. so what makes her special? hear from this guy. >> missy has a combination of a deep pedigree, a great family behind her. she has a great milk production, she also has a high genetic index and she also is one of the best show cows in the breed. >> there you go. missy will stay in canada even though her buyers are from the u.s. and denmark, two partners. she is one of five cows ever sold for more than $1 million. blame it on friday the 13th because the day's bad luck apparently made bruce springsteen forget where he was. the boss shouted "hello ohio" to fans friday night but he was
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actually in michigan. springsteen referred to ohio several times in the following 30 minutes until the band guitarist whispered in his ear. i'm larry smith. recent terrorism and flooding couldn't stop the party in the philippines. some fans donated food and water as they watched their legend destroy another opponent in the ring. the pride of the philippines, until the fight was stopped in the 12th round giving him the welterweight belt. hits seventh title in seven weight divisions, a boxing record. jackie robinson jersey sold for more than he ever made. the late hall of famers's road jersey went for more than $373,000. robinson break baseball's color barrier and played ten seasons for the brooklyn dodgers. remember this, a couple months ago.
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shutting up a player with one blow, dropping him and earning a season-long suspension. he was back in uniform though the senior didn't play, watching his former backup run to glory. three touchdowns as the ducks routed arizona state 44-21. play of the day, miami versus new jersey. check out dewayne wade. the play for him to drive but he loses the ball and says well, let's end this here. why go for the tie. wade going for the three-point dagger in the heart of the nets to keep them winless and to get the play of the day. that's sports.
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defense secretary robert gates has blocked the release of any new photos showing americans abusing foreign detainees t. obama administration told the supreme court gates is using his new powers provided by law signed last month, there are 21 pictures showing americans abusing detainees in iraq and afghanistan. the aclu sued to have them released and lower courts supported that but gates says the release would put u.s. citizens and service members in
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danger. construction of the aircraft carrier "gerald r. ford" got its kickoff yesterday. that carrier is named for the former president, of course. and is the first in the new ford class of carriers. ford's daughter susan ford bails declared the keel truly and fairly laid. senators may start debating a new health care bill this week. down the street from capitol hill you can see how the issue is really affecting people. elaine quijano talked to a worker taking a chance with her health and a boss who is trying to help her. you're thinking about 8 by 10. >> reporter: 58-year-old cary never imagined struggling like this. >> been working all the time, not making a lot of money, and don't have health insurance. >> reporter: for 39 years she worked and paid into an employer-sponsored health insurance plan t. economic
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downturn suddenly left her without a job and without health insurance. at first, she tried paying for health care herself, but without her employer picking up half of the cost, she found insurance out of reach. >> that's a lot to me, $343 a month when you don't have steady income, it's like saying $3,000 a month. i just plain didn't have that kind of money. >> reporter: so caldwell who suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, is doing without three of the four medications she needs. >> i don't know what my blood pressure is and i don't want to know. >> reporter: she works four part-time jobs, but doesn't have health insurance from any of them. one of her bosses, john, wants to change that. >> we don't know if we can afford to put her on the plan. >> reporter: as a small business owner he says politicians haven't done a good job explaining how health care legislation might benefit him and in turn his staff of 50 employees. >> we can't understand it is the
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big thing. don't understand what is truly going on. >> reporter: he says the health care plan he offers employees went up this year, costing 30% more than last year. that's affected his bottom line and his ability to help his staff including cary. >> i'm doing everything i can do. how can the system help me live like a normal person? and have the health care i need. >> reporter: for now she's taking a major gamble, foregoing that expensive medicine for her diabetes, a disease she knows full well can lead to blindness, kidney disease, amputation, or stroke. >> i'm living on borrowed time now. and this situation isn't helping that. you know. i feel good, but i don't know -- i don't know what the future holds. >> that was elaine quijano reporting. president obama says he want as new health care bill on his desk by the end of the year. that is less than seven weeks
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away. iran is creating a new cyber police unit to crack down on internet crimes. the new force will monitor websites looking for what one official calls fraud, insults and the spreading of lies. this is seen as a move against the opposition movement in iran which relies on the web to spread its message. authorities banned most websites linked to the opposition. new ones spring up. iran hasn't said how the cyber police will carry out the internet surveillance. it seems a suspected vandal who has been plastering los angeles for months with hundreds of stickers is no juvenile delinquent. he's 73 years old. authorities say the oldest alleged tagger busted by l.a.'s deputies. they say they caught him sticky handed so to speak when he slapped on who is john scott stickers in a subway station. john scott was arrested and charged. police say they believe his motive is the same as teenage
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tackers, fame and notoriety. did you know hln expert clark howard serves in the georgia state guard. today you can see him serving our troops. clark and our own robin meade teamed up robin meade teamed up to help soldiers and you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. >> marie brooks might be your favorite person here. what's the best way to be debt-free before retirement. when are you going to be retiring? >> two years from the army reserve and two to five years from civil service. >> okay. so the question is what kind of debts do you have that you're trying to get your arms around. >> i want to get around to paying off the house and having just house and utilities by the time i retire. >> all right. well, paying off your home mortgage is not always a priority. the big priority is paying off any unsecured debt, personal loans, credit cards. then next would be car loans. but home mortgage debt is not a
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high priority with me. it's more important that you beef up your savings than it is to be mortgage debt-free. it is psychological for people to want to be mortgage debt-free on day they retire. i'm not that much into that. because your house isn't going to feed you money. you're going to feed yourself from the money you have saved. >> yeah, but, clark, i've heard other financial analysts who aren't half as good as you, may i just add, when they say, yeah, that you're paying off your mortgage should be a priority because that way you're never homeless. >> well, that is a good point. but i'm more concerned about people who retire, don't have enough money, don't have enough cash to pay for every day things, and it is an empty victory that they own their house free and clear. >> want more good information? don't miss "operation clark smart" today at noon eastern. clark and robin talk to the troops and they'll help you save
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saying good-bye to victims of the ft. hood shootings. six victims killed in the massacre are laid to rest. police have arrested the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl and a charge of child abuse may be the least shocking of the accusations against her. plus -- how much money do you think a perfect cow is worth? this one is the bovine version of "best in show." and you will not believe how much someone paid for it. hey there. thanks for joining us. this is hln. i'm virginia cha in today for natasha curry. president obama is on his way to china. the third stop of his asian
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tour. earlier today he covered some ground negotiating a new nuclear agreement with russia. he met the russian president at an international summit in singapore. they are working to replace the nuclear treaty that expires next month. president obama said things look good. >> in my first meetings when i traveled to moscow we arrived at an understanding that it made sense for our two countries to begin reducing further our nuclear stockpiles. our negotiators have made excellent progress over the last several months. our goal continues to be to complete the negotiations and to be able to sign a deal before the end of the year. i'm confident that if we work hard, and with a sense of urgency about it, that we should be able to get that done. >> president obama and the russian leader also talked about iran. obama said that time is running out forte ran to do something about its nuclear program. he said the u.s. and russia will
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keep pushing iran diplomatically and there are other options if that fails but he didn't offer any details. president barack obama couldn't bring home the olympics but he's bringing some tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. the host gets to dictate what guests wear for the official summit picture. the president says he looks forward to seeing the other leaders decked out in flowered shirts and grass skirts. some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern northern illinois. two obama administration officials tell cnn federal officials will visit the thompson correctional center tomorrow about 150 miles west of chicago. the illinois governor, pat quinn, described the prison as state of the art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd but it is having trouble meeting that deadline. >> we now know after many months in office that there aren't
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nations out there who are going to take these 200 or so detainees left in guantanamo so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. an obama administration official says the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only super max prison. police in north carolina have charged the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl with human trafficking. she also faces a child abuse charge including prostitution and filing a false report. she's shown here alongside a man police have charged with kidnapping the child. they say mario mcneal is the suspect captured on a hotel surveillance video carrying the little girl into a room the day she was reported missing. authorities still don't know where she is. last thursday they arrested davis' boyfriend but have since dropped kidnapping charges
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against him. president obama is asking lawmakers to hold off on any investigations into the ft. hood shooting. he says they should wait until law enforcement and the military finish their investigations first. he also asked lawmakers not to turn this event into what he called political theater. >> if there was a failure to take appropriate action before the shootings, there must be accountabili accountability. beyond that and most importantly, we must quickly and thoroughly evaluate and address any flaws in the system so that we can prevent a similar breach from happening again. our government must be able to act swiftly and surely when it has threatening information and our troops must have the security that they deserve. >> lawmakers say they want to look into e-mails between shooting suspect major nidal hasan and a radical cleric in yemen. the fbi says it knew about those but concluded hasan had no links to terrorism. meanwhile, family and friends said their final
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good-byes to six victims of the shootings. funerals for five soldiers and one civilian were held in several states yesterday. one funeral was in illinois where a young private was laid to rest. antoine lewis from affiliate wgn was there. >> reporter: old glory hangs suspended between two joliet trucks. this woman brought her own. she didn't know michael pearson. she watched from across the street. >> it's sad really to see things happen to young guys when they try to serve the country and then it goes bad. >> reporter: family and friends of army private 1st class michael pearson said good-bye this afternoon. the ceremony inside the funeral home was private. illinois governor pat quinn among those inside. >> his mom and dad, you could tell there is no words in the english language or any language to relieve the pain of losing someone you've known from the day they were born. >> reporter: michael pearson of
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bolingbrook was 1 of 13 soldiers killed last week during a rampage at ft. hood military base in texas. pearson was shot three times. the alleged gunman, one of the army's very own. >> it's a shame. i mean 13 people killed? for what? >> reporter: the service lasted just over an hour, after which the processional moved to the abraham lincoln national cemetery where michael pearson was laid to rest with full military honors. immediately after, michael's brother christopher thanked the entire chicagoland community. >> there wasn't a single moment throughout this past week that did not touch me. and that's all i can say. i'm sorry. >> reporter: because of his love of music, the pearson family is working to establish a scholarship in michael's honor. michael pearson was 22 years old. reporting from elwood, antoine lewis, wgn news. two more victims of a suspected serial killer were laid to rest yesterday. they were among 11 women whose
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bodies were found in a house in cleveland. fbi agents worked for about four hours saturday with thermal imaging devices, rakes and shovels to see if anymore bodies might in this anthony sowell's backyard. sowell is now in jail facing murder, rape and other charges. authorities say he used drugs and alcohol to lure women to his home, then strangle them. the governor of virginia visited areas of his state that were hit hard by a noreaster. governor tim kaine assured storm victims he would push for federal money to help them recover and said he would try to free up some state funds as well. nearly eight inches of rain drenched the coastal city of norfolk. officials are waiting for floodwaters to recede to assess the full damage. the powerful storm battered new jersey for a third straight day yesterday. that didn't help people who were trying to clear flooded roads and repair storm damage. that storm is blamed for at least six deaths in three states.
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let's turn our attention to the national forecast. there is something brewing out west. >> virginia, we've been watching this now. looks like this system isn't going to be moving very quickly. as a result, the snowfall totals across the interior west are going to be fairly substantial. already in littleton, colorado, an estimated 8 1/2 inches of snowfall, along with some pretty gusty winds. if you're traveling along interstate 25 or interstate 70, watch out because as road conditions are going to be very treacherous. in denver, you could see between 6 and 10 inches of snowfall. that extends on over into portions of kansas as well. now you may have heard about all the commotion associated with the remnants of ida that pounded the mid-atlantic and southern new england. well, that's beginning to exit across that extreme southern new england region but still the remnants of that still lashing those areas. but for new york city, an
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improved day with temperatures expected to be mostly into the 60s. that's running about 10 to 12 degrees above normal. also for the keep south, temperatures in the 70s. if you're headed to southern california, those winds are going to be fairly gusty. we're looking at some wind advisories for riverside county, also san bernardino. watch out some of those wind gusts up around 40 to 50 miles an hour. for hln, i'm meteorologist karen maginnis. you could call it a beauty contest. and you can bet someone is really proud of the winner. >> when you look at missy, she has a lot of style, a lot of presence. she knows she's pretty. >> um-hmm. missy is a cow. she's considered as perfect as cows get. wait until you hear how much money someone paid for her.
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how much do you think the perfect cow is worth? well, here she is, her name is missy. she's considered to be as perfect as a cow can get. she lives in canada where she was sold for $1.2 million. so what makes her special? hear from this guy. >> missy has a combination of a deep pedigree, a great family behind her. she has a great milk production, she also has a high genetic index and she also is one of the best show cows in the breed. >> there you go. missy will stay in canada even though her buyers are from the u.s. and denmark, two partners. she is 1 of only 5 cows ever sold for more than $1 million. blame it on friday the 13th because the day's bad luck apparently made bruce springsteen forget where he was. the boss shouted "hello ohio" to fans friday night but he was actually in michigan. springsteen referred to ohio several times in the following 30 minutes until the band guitarist whispered in his ear.
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i'm larry smith. the story of brandon jennings is an intriguing one. he skipped college to play overseas for a year and fell to milwaukee with the tenth pick in last june's draft. though he admits that overseas experience was a difficult one, there are others following his lead. after last night, more might think about doing that. look what he did. jennings a year removed from high school making his seventh nba start, scored 55 points. he was scoreless in the first quarter. 55 points, by the way, breaks kareem abdul-jabbar's record, team record for points scored. brandon jennings, what a night for him. 55 points. how about tiger woods. he has a victory to go along with the $3 million appearance fee to play in australia. he began the day tied in a three-way tie for the lead. down under, came away the winner, his seventh victory of the year. slipped on a gold jacket, the crowd because tiger was there, 25,000 every day, made it feel like it was a major even though it wasn't.
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one of the winningest quarterbacks in college football history resides in austin, texas. colt mccoy tying georgia's david green for the most wins ever by a college quarterback. he's got several chances still to break that. mccoy a couple of touchdown passions passes on saturday. beware of the game crews looking to entertain the masses in time-outs. this fan was caught unaware in memphis. he thinks he's jumping rope but there is nobody around. look at him. crowd's cheering him on all by himself. the gag is on him and as you watch he is not happy when he finds out. look. come on. lighten up, francis. that's sports. so, just how hard is it to live without health insurance? one woman has four jobs and, believe it or not, she can't get coverage that she can afford. one of her employers isn't sure he can help.
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defense secretary robert gates blocked the release of any new photos showing americans abusing foreign detainees. the obama administration told the supreme court yesterday gates is using his new powers provided by law signed last month. there are 21 pictures showing americans abusing detainees in iraq and afghanistan. the aclu sued to have them released and lower courts supported that but gates says the release would put the u.s. citizens and service members in dangers. construction of the aircraft carrier "gerald r. ford" got its kickoff with a kiel laying ceremony. it's the first in the new ford class of carriers. ford's daughter susan was at the ceremony and declared the kiel truly and fairly laid. the carrier is scheduled for delivery to the navy 2015.
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senators may start debating a new health care bill this week. but down the street from capitol hill you can see how the issue is really affecting people. elaine quijano talked to one worker who is taking a chance with her health and a boss lo is trying to help her. >> you're thinking about 8 by 10. >> reporter: 58-year-old carrie caldwell never imagined struggling like this. >> working all the time, not making a lot of money, and don't have health insurance. >> reporter: for 39 years she worked and paid into an employer sponsored health insurance plan. but the economic downturn suddenly left her without a job and without health insurance. at first, she tried paying for health care herself. but without her employer picking up half of the cost, she found insurance out of reach. >> that's a lot to me. $343 a month when you don't have steady income it's like saying $3,000 a month. i just plain didn't have that kind of money. >> reporter: so caldwell who suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and high
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cholesterol is doing without 3 of the 4 medications she needs. >> i don't know what my blood pressure is and i don't want to know. >> reporter: she works four part-time jobs, but doesn't have health insurance from any of them. one of her bosses, john, a co-owner of frager's hardware wants to change that. >> we don't know if we can afford to put her on the plan. >> reporter: as a small business owner, he says poll significances haven't done a good job explaining how health care legislation might benefit him, and in turn, his staff of 50 employees were. >> we can't understand it is the big thing. don't understand what is truly going on. >> reporter: he says the health care plan he offers employees went up this year, costing 30% more than last year. that's affected his bottom line and his ability to help his staff, including carrie caldwell. >> i'm doing everything i can do. how can the system help me live like a normal person? and have the health care i need.
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>> reporter: for now she's taking a major gamble, foregoing that expensive medicine for her diabetes, a disease she knows full well can lead to blindness, kidney disease, amputation or stroke. >> i'm living on borrowed time now. and the situation isn't helping that. i feel good, but i don't know, i don't know what future holds. >> that was elaine quijano reporting. by the way, president obama says he wants a new health care bill on his desk by the end of the year. that is less than seven weeks away. novelist steven king stopped by hln to talk to our own robin meade about his new book, and a couple of other things. >> so, this book, this big, this is acclaimed already, i don't know how many days it's number one on amazon. i wonder if it's going to start the retirement rumors again. and what say you? >> when i talked about retiring
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i had this accident where a guy came along and hit me with his van and broke a lot of stuff on the right side of my body. and i was in a lot of pain. i was miserable a lot of the time. i thought you know, this is too much work. i can't do it. and then little by little the miracle is we get better. if we don't die we get better. i started to get better, started to feel better and i wanted to work again. so i enjoy what i do. >> so there is no retirement coming soon. how do you feel, by the way, lately? >> i feel terrific. >> you can see more of robin's interview monday morning including a sneak peek at his new book "under the dome" that's on "morning express" with robin meade from 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning. a secret society linked to two former presidents has long been rumored to have the skull of a famous indian warrior. it's a mystery that may end up in court. geronimo's descendants believe they have more proof of a 100-year-old crime. y8
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president obama is on his way to china. the third stop of his asian tour. at a summit in singapore today, he and other world leaders say there is no hope of a major break-through on climate change by the end of this year. some were hoping to make progress at that in a conference in denmark next month. ♪ friends and families said final good-byes to six victims of the ft. hood massacre. the funerals were held across the country. an anmy major hasan is accused of killing 13 people earlier this month. as terrorist suspects head
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in guantanamo bay could be moved to illinois. two administration members tell cnn federal officials will check a prison about 150 miles west of chicago tomorrow. it's described as almost vacant and state of the art. those are some of the stories making headlines on this sunday. welcome back to hln. i'm virginia cha. victims of disgraced financier bernard madoff have more restitution money coming because his valuables were sold to the highest bidder and took in twice as much money as expected. as susan candiotti reports buyers say there is a big lesson behind this auction. >> reporter: fast and furious bidding to buy a piece of bernie madoff. anyone could watch online. >> $10,000. now 0. 20. now 30. >> reporter: inside the auction, no cameras allowed. here is part of madoff's spread at a preview. more than 51 watches, lots of gold-studded rolexes among them.
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this one, a rare prisoner watch from world war ii, sold for 65 grand. ruth madoff's triple-diamond drop earrings estimated at around $21,000 went for -- $70,000, more than triple their projected worth. madoff's house sign valued at 20 bucks sold for $2,000. his decorative buoy took in $7,500. madoff's custom silk mets jacket worth about $500 went for more than 14 grand. a retired st. louis businessman flew in for the auction, ready to spend big. you snagged a number of items. you have any idea how much you spent? >> no, but i'm sure it was in the six figures. >> reporter: he's taking home a bu bundle of glamorous jewelry,
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including these pearls for $1,200. four times their estimated price. surprise gifts for his six grand children on an upcoming crews. >> we're going to make them take numbers and take a piece of jewelry. >> reporter: madoff's belongings from golf clubs to boogie boards to every day china failed to impress professional collectors. >> what i saw instead was a garish display of gold and diamonds and things that are expensive but not tasteful, and the art and antiques were mostly reproductions and the lower quality things that you would find in any suburban garage sale. >> reporter: didn't seem to matter to some. wooden duck decoys valued at about 50 bucks each went for more than $11,000. >> it's like getting a plate of china from the titanic, and bernie madoff may have been an even bigger ship wreck. >> reporter: the proceeds more than $900,000 will benefit victims of the convicted swindler. lester miller will make sure his grandchildren know it. >> what is the lesson you're going to tell your grandchildren?
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>> that greed is no good. this man had a lot of greed. he lived on greed and he lived with a lie. >> reporter: more madoff auctions to come. it ain't no lie. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. police in north carolina have charged the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl with human trafficking. antoinette davis faces a child abuse charge including prostitution and filing a false report. she is sheen here along side a man charged with kidnapping the child. they say he is the suspect on a hotel surveillance video carrying the girl into a room the day she was reported missing. authorities still don't know where she is. last thursday they arrested davis' boyfriend but have since dropped kidnapping charges against him. some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration
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officials tell cnn federal officials will visit the thompson correctional center tomorrow. it's about 150 miles west of chicago. illinois governor pat quinn described the prison as state of the art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd but is having trouble meeting that deadline. >> we now know after many months in office that there aren't nations out there who are going to take these 200 or so detainees left in guantanamo. so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. an obama official says the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only supermax prison. two more victims of a suspected serial killer were laid to rest yesterday. they were among 11 women whose bodies were found in a house in cleveland. fbi agents worked for about four
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hours saturday with thermal imaging devices, rakes and shovels to see if there are more bodies that might be in anthony sowell's yard. sowell is a convicted sex offender now in jail facing murder, rape and other charges. authorities say he used drugs and alcohol to lure women to his home and then strangle them. the governor of virginia visited areas of his state that were hit hard by a noreaster. governor tim kaine assured storm victims he would push for federal money to help. he also would try to free up state funds. nearly eight inches of rain drenched the coastal city of norfolk. officials are waiting for flood waters to recede to assess the full damage. the powerful storm battered new jersey for a third straight day yesterday. that didn't help people who were trying to clear flooded roads and repair storm damage. the storm is blamed for at least six deaths in three states. let's turn attention to the national forecast. there is something brewing out west. meteorologist karen maginnis
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joins us to fill us in. >> yes, we've been watching this now. now. m it looks like this system isn't going to be moving very quickly and as a result the snowfall totals across the interior west are going to be fairly substantial. already in littleton, colorado, already in littleton, colorado, an estimated 8 1/2 inches of snowfall, along with pretty gusty winds. if you're traveling along interstate 25, or interstate 70, watch out because the road conditions are going to be very treacherous. in denver, you could see between 6 and 10 inches of snowfall, and that extends on over into portions of kansas as well. now, you may have heard about all of the commotion associated with the remnants of ida that pounded the mid-atlantic and southern new england. well, now it's still beginning to exit across that extreme southern new england region, but still the remnants of that still
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lashing those areas. but for new york city, an improved day with temperatures expected to be mostly into the 60s. that's running about 10 to 12 degrees above normal. also for the deep south, temperatures in the 70s. if you're headed to southern california, those winds are going to be fairly gusty. so, we're looking at some wind advisories for riverside county, also san bernardino. watch out some of the wind gusts up around 40 to 50 miles an hour. for hln, i'm meteorologist karen maginnis.
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how much do you think the perfect cow is worth? well, here she is. her name is missy. she's considered to be as perfect as a cow can get. she lives in canada where she was just sold for $1.2 million u.s. what makes her so special?
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you can hear from this guy. >> missy has a combination of a deep pedigree, a great family behind her. she has a great milk production. she also has a high genetic index and she is also one of the best show cows in the breed. >> there you go. missy will stay in canada even though her buyers are from the u.s. and denmark. they are two partners. she's 1 of only 5 cows ever sold for more than $1 million. blame it on friday the 13th because the day's bad luck apparently made bruce springsteen forget where he was. the boss shouted "hello ohio!" to his fans friday night but he was actually in michigan. springsteen referred to ohio several times in the following 30 minutes until the band guitarist steve van zant whispered in his ear. i'm larry smith. recent terrorism, rebellions and historic flooding couldn't stop the party in the philippines. some fans donated food and water as they watched their living
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legend destroy yet another opponent in the ring. the pride of the philippines battered his opo poepponent relentlessly. he won the seventh title for him in seven weight divisions, a boxing record. a jackie robinson jersey just sold for more money than he ever made playing basketball. it went for $373,000 in an auction on saturday. robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947. the punch heard around college football. remember this? blount shut up a yapping boise state player with one blow dropping him to his knees and earning him one season-long suspicion. that ban has been reduced and blount was back in uniform last night for the oregon ducks. though the senior didn't play, instead watched his former back-up run for glory. the ducks routed arizona state
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24-21. play of the day -- miami versus new jersey. dwyane wade. the play was for him to drive. he kind of loses the ball and says, well, let's just end this right here. why go for the tie? wade going for the three-point dagger in the heart of the nets to keep them winless and to get the "play of the day." that's sports. just how hard is it to live without health insurance? one woman has four jobs and believe it or not, she can't get coverage that she can afford. and one of her employers isn't sure he can help.
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defense secretary robert gates has blocked the release of any new photos showing americans abusing foreign detainees. the obama administration told the supreme court yesterday gates is using his new powers provided by law signed last month. there are 21 pictures showing americans abusing detainees in iraq and afghanistan. the aclu sued to have them released and lower courts supported that, but gates says the release would put u.s. citizens and service members in danger. construction of the aircraft carrier "gerald r. ford" got its official kickoff yesterday. the carrier is named after the former president and is the first in a new ford class of carriers. ford's daughter, susan, was at the ceremony and declared the kiel truly and fairly laid. the carrier is scheduled for delivery to the navy in 2015. senators may start debating a new health care bill this week. down the street from capitol hill you can see how the issue is really affecting people. elaine quijano talked to a
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worker taking a chance with her health and a boss who is trying to help her. you're thinking about 8 by 10. >> reporter: 58-year-old carrie caldwell never imagined struggling like this. >> been working all the time, not making a lot of money, and don't have health insurance. >> reporter: for 39 years she worked and paid into an employer-sponsored health insurance plan. but the economic downturn suddenly left caldwell without a job and without health insurance. at first, she tried paying for health care herself, but without her employer picking up half of the cost, she found insurance out of reach. >> that's a lot to me, $343 a month when you don't have steady income, it's like saying $3,000 a month. i just plain didn't have that kind of money. >> reporter: so caldwell who suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, is doing without 3 of the 4 medications she needs. >> i don't know what my blood pressure is and i don't want to know. >> reporter: she works four
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part-time jobs, but doesn't have health insurance from any of them. one of her bosses, john, wants to change that. >> we don't know if we can afford to put her on the plan. >> reporter: as a small business owner he says politicians haven't done a good job explaining how health care legislation might benefit him and in turn his staff of 50 employees. >> we can't understand it is the big thing. don't understand what is truly going on. >> reporter: he says the health care plan he offers employees went up this year, costing 30% more than last year. that's affected his bottom line and his ability to help his staff, including carrie caldwell. >> i'm doing everything i can do. how can the system help me live like a normal person? and have the health care i need. >> reporter: for now she's taking a major gamble, foregoing that expensive medicine for her diabetes, a disease she knows
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full well can lead to blindness, kidney disease, amputation, or stroke. >> i'm living on borrowed time now. and this situation isn't helping that. you know. i feel good, but i don't know -- i don't know what the future holds. >> that was elaine quijano reporting. president obama says he want as new health care bill on his desk by the end of the year. that is less than seven weeks away. iran is creating a new cyber police unit to crack down on internet crimes. iranian newspapers report the new force will monitor websites looking for what one official calls fraud, insults and the spreading of lies. this is seen as a move against the opposition movement in iran which relies on the web to spread its message. authorities banned most websites linked to the opposition. often new sites spring up just within days. iran hasn't said how the cyber police will carry out the internet surveillance. did you know hln money
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expert clark howard serves in the georgia state guard in well, today you can see him serving our troops. clark and our own robin meade helped team up to help soldiers and you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. s. >> marie brooks might be your favorite person here today. she says, what is the best way to be debt-free before retirement? when are you going to be retiring? >> two years from the army reserve and two to five years from civil service. >> so the question is, what kind of debts do you have that you're trying to get your armses around? >> i want to get around to paying off the house and having just house and utilities by the time i retire. >> paying off your home mortgage is not always a priority. the big priority is paying off any unsecured debt, personal loans, credit cards, then next would be car loans. but home mortgage debt is not a high priority with me. it's more important that you beef up your savings than it is to be mortgage debt-free.
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it's psychological for people to want to be mortgage debt-free on the day they retire. i'm not that much into that because your house isn't going to feed you money. you're going to feed yourself from the money that you have saved. >> but, clark, what about -- i've heard other financial analysts that aren't half as good as you when they say that paying off your mortgage should be a priority because that way you're never homeless? >> well, that is a good point, but i'm more concerned about people who retire, don't have enough money, don't have enough cash to pay for everyday things, and it's an empty victory that they own their house free and clear. >> want more good information? don't miss operation clark smart today at noon eastern. clark and robin talk to the troop s and you. a secret society livg linked
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to two former presidents have long been rumor to have the skull of an indian descendant. geronimo's family think they have more proof of a 100-year-old crime.
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