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>> i don't think there's an age limit on something as valuable as a life. life saving or unnecessary? new recommendations about mammograms leave women wondering what they should do. small town missouri caught in the heated civil rights battle. how confrontation at cutting a line at walmart led to an accusation of bigotry. this soldier says her responsibility as a mother overruled her military responsibilities. what the army is saying and who is taking care of her baby. everyone is talking about this. a government panel of doctors
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and scientists issued a new recommendation for breast cancer screening and they have set off a huge debate. the u.s. preventive services task force says most women don't need mammograms until they're 50. for years doctors have urged women to start getting them every year at age 40. the panel concluded that frequent screenings lead to false alarms and unneeded bioppositeibiops biopsies and they say that self-exams don't do any good. >> the task force did find screening women in their 40s does save lives. they went on to do some calculations that we disagree with and estimate you have to screen 1,900 women in their 40s to save one life and 1,440 women
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in their 50s to save one life. it leads me to say what's the number between 1,340 and 1,500 when mammography is not recommended. >> some people worry that insurance companies may stop paying for mammograms for women age 40 to 49. are you confused about the new guidelines? confused? shocked? surprised? got a new strategy. you'll be surprised what some people are saying. your views coming up in just a few minutes. we could learn the cause of death of 5-year-old shaniya davis today. the medical examiner is conducting an occupanautopsy. witnesses say her body was on the ground and it was clothed only in a t-shirt. evidence indicates shaniya was
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alive when she left a hotel where she was seen on surveillance video being carried by a man who was charged in her kidnapping. shaniya's mother antoinette davis, has also been arrested on charges she prostituted her daughter. she went to court yesterday. she's being held on $51,000 bond. nearly 400 people attended a candlelight vigil for shaniya last night. her distraught father had to be held up as he cried out. >> don't give up on me and don't give up on shaniya. she right there with you. know my little baby is up there with you is making me comfort right now. >> mario mcneill has been charged in this case. a news conference is scheduled at 4:30 eastern time. now that investigators have found shaniya's body, police begin the intense manhunt for the little girl's killer.
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who killed shaniya davis and dumped her body in the woods? nancy grace at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern time tonight. wanda barzee, the woman charged in the 2002 kidnapping of elizabeth smart entered a guilty plea today in federal court in salt lake city. she's charged with kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor. she'll be sentenced to 15 years in prison for credit for time she served. barzee and her estranged husband, brian david mitchell, are accused of kidnapping smart from the bedroom of her home in utah when she was 14 years old. smart was found nine months later and reunited with her family. five members of a missouri family are in court today to face charges of sexually abusing children. prosecutors are filing 15 additional charges against burrell mohler sr. and his four sons. the men are accused of sexually abusing children.
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the new charges allege similar crimes dating back to 1984. a sixth suspect, darrell mohler is not named in new charges. he's in jail on florida on two counts of rape and is scheduled for an extradition hearing today. starting today you can find "going rogue" by sarah palin at your local bookstore. a more fitting title may be "getting revenge." andy barr co-wrote the piece. thank you for your time. how would you describe this book? is it part biography, part tell all, any policy in there? how would you characterize it? >> i don't know how much of a tell all it is. i would say half biography and a long litany of grievances she has against former mccain staffers and members of the media and folks in alaska, too. she really goes back and forth between mapping out who she wants to be seen as to her supporters, what she wants as
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her vision in terms of kind of personal views and then really going point by point through the campaign incident by incident and describing who was to blame for some of that stuff. >> speaking of who is to blame, this is how she got into the katie couric topic in her book. she says as for katie couric where do i begin? she did begin. she kept talking about her shoes with katie couric. how are people going to perceive that? she seems to -- how will people certificates e perceive that? >> it seems like a personal thing she has with katie couric. she goes back to the point time and time again. the one explanation is four or five pages long. she does more than that than with the rnc clothes thing and other decisions with the campaign and with the vetting. she really focuses on this interview. she clearly has some ill will toward couric. there's been a back and forth
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there. palin hasn't resisted in any of the interviews from slamming katie couric and i expect to see more of that. >> you talked about clothes. she says she was micromanaged and they tried to change her look. isn't some of that what happens with any new person on the national stage that they will be miko manaicromanaged to a pointd make you look your best. >> that's true. there will be dozens of people dedicated to making sure they look good and say the right thing. they are all handlers. these people have busy schedules and the handlers are necessary. she clearly did not react well to that. now, the personal relationships between her and mccain staffers and people that did try to work as handlers, i don't know if there was an issue then. they are frayed now. she doesn't hold back from going after those people. they haven't held back in responding to her even thoe though john mccain made it clear he wants to move on from this stuff. you know, you don't know how much of this stuff is personal versus how well she would have
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handled any of these people. certainly nothing but ill will between those two camps. >> anything in this book that will change anyone's mind about her? if you think one particular way about her. >> i don't think so. this will come across very well to supporters. anyone who doesn't like her, frankly don't see them picking up the book much. she's one of the most divisive figures in american politics. there is such a gut emotional reaction to her both positive and negative and it doesn't read much like a campaign book. i don't think she's trying to change minds. she's just trying to tell her story and try to correct the record on some of the things where she feels she was wronged. >> all right. andy, thank you very much. i'm sure people are flipping through their book right now. all right. a government task force now telling women to wait until they're 50 to get mammograms. that's a decade later than what the american cancer society recommends. we'll hear your views on these latest guidelines next.
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>> as we've been telling you, there's a government panel of doctors and scientists that now says most women don't need mammograms until they're 50. for years 40 was the recommended age. this is our your views question today getting huge response. let me share an e-mail with you from lauren. she says -- we have susan holding on the phone calling us from ohio. susan says that a ma'am gram in her 40s is what saved her life. susan, what's your reaction to this? what do you think about the new guidelines? >> caller: i don't think they are very sound advice at all. the lesion that i had i was not
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at high risk for development of breast cancer. no family history. i couldn't feel it. my gynecologist didn't feel it and my surgeon said if i didn't come to him with mammogram films he would have told me to go home and have a nice life. i would have been dead by age 50. >> i guess are you concerned then that some women may choose not to go get mammograms and they may fall into a situation like yours? >> yes, i am. it is a treatable condition and you can still be a very active member of society and i went out and had another child after i was treated for cancer. >> susan, thank you for your story and your phone call. we appreciate it. elizabeth is holding from florida. one of the things that the study says is they felt like so many women were getting mammograms and getting false positives they didn't see the benefit to that. elizabeth, you had experience with a false positive. >> caller: yes, ma'am, i did. right now i'm waiting for the test results to come back. they state they found something in the first mammogram.
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i'm 41 years old. they found one in the first mammogram. they found a mass in the right breast that was 8 millimeters and they found a mass that was 6 millimeters in the left breast. i had a dozen more pictures done of both breasts and i'm still waiting on results. seeing i'm 41, i feel that the cancer society should still keep the mammograms from starting at age 40 because -- >> they have been saying that they disagree with what this study is. elizabeth, thank you for calling and sharing your story. big discussion going on on my facebook page.
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this is just a bit of what you've been saying today. we'll keep talking about it. tell us what you think about the new guidelines from the government task force. will they make you change the way you look at your cancer prevention strategy? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. you can call us as well. 877-tell-hln. or you can text us at hlntv. what started as a scuffle at a walmart checkout line turned into a racially charged court case. what both sides say happened in 2007 and what could happen to the suspect.
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a soldier says her commitments as a mother outranked the call to serve in afghanistan. 21-year-old specialist hutchison was supposed to deploy november 5th. she didn't because she said her
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mother wasn't going to be able to take care of her 10-month-old son. her civilian attorney said superiors said she would have to deploy any way and put her son in foster care. she didn't report to deploy. a spokesperson for hunter army airfield said the army would not deploy single parents who have no one to care for her children and skipping her deployment was not the way to handle the situation. hutchison could face criminal charges while the marriage is investigating she's confined to the air base in georgia and her mother is taking care of her son in california. we'll keep you posted. the pentagon will investigate ways to spot problems with members of the military before they erupt in violence. this is in direct response to the ft. hood shootings. an army psychiatrist is accused of killing 13 people. one military official tells the associated press the probe will try to quickly assess whether the armed services are missing red flag behavior among their troops. a scuffle in a walmart
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checkout line nearly three years ago has landed a missouri woman in court and also set off protests. protesters on both sides gathered at a walmart in missouri and at the courthouse as well yesterday at a rally in june police found threatening letters the size of business cards that said the ku klux klan would get involved. she would be sentenced to 15 years in prison if convicted of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and disrupting the peace. witnesses say she cut in front of customers waiting to check out and became upset when confronted about it. she says she was joining her cousin whose line was moving faster. in a complaint to naacp she was pushed by a white customer, hassled by store employees and called racial slurs and mistreated by police officers. police say ellis is the one who
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got violent. pop star janet jackson believe her brother, michael, would be alive if it hadn't been for his doctor. dr. conrad murray is the focus of the investigation into michael jackson's death. he's admitted giving the singer an anesthetic called propofol. he was in a las vegas courtroom yesterday on an unrelated matter. janet jackson blames murray for her brother's death. >> he was the one that was administering. i think he is responsible. >> what would you like to see happen to him? do you think he should be practicing? >> no, i don't. not at all. so this could happen to someone else? another family? >> that was the first public comment jackson's sister has made since his death in june at the age of 50.
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the big wireless providers are locked in a fierce price war and walmart is getting in on the action. clark howard explains what it means for your wallet. >> okay. i get a kick when i travel and i'm sitting next to a corporate type on an airplane and he or she is there busy working with their smart phone, blackberry, iphone, whatever. i'll say, hey, how much do you pay a month for cell phone service? already knowing the answer. i don't know. my company pays for it. although there are the corporate overprivileged types that get stuff handed to them most of us pay for our cell phone service. never has there been a time that's more important than right now for you to reshop your cell phone service. there is brutal price competition going on and especially now that walmart has jumped into the cell phone business with both feet. with their plan offering you
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1,000 minutes a month and 1,000 text messages for 30 bucks a month, or you want unlimited stuff, $45 a month. generally their rates are half what the competition is. check it out. i'm clark howard. check me out at cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> get more great consumer advice from clark howard every saturday and sunday noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern time right here on hln "news and views." you know what clark does. fantastic this. help you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. what word sums up 2009? it's a word you use to boot someone off your facebook page. unfriend is a 2009 word of the year says the new oxford american dictionary. it's a word that best reflects the word of the year. the word sexting was runner up. this one going down in the
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dumb criminals file. a teenager selling marijuana door to door and the way they nabbed him makes the story even better.
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we could learn the cause of death of 5-year-old shaniya davis today. the medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to positively i.d. the girl. her body was found yesterday off a dirt road in north carolina. witnesses say her body was on the ground clothed only in a t-shirt. police say evidence indicates shaniya was alive when she left a hotel in sanford where she was seen on surveillance camera being carried by man charged in her kidnapping. antoinette davis, shaniya's mother, has been charged with prostituting her daughter being held on $51,000 bond.
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her half sister told nancy grace she's stunned by the charges. >> she seemed like the sweetest woman. you just met her and had the sweet of the voice and sweetest personality and especially towards me, i would never think that she would do anything like that. >> 29-year-old mario mcneill is charged with kidnapping. investigators say he confessed to taking shaniya but his attorney said he'll plead not guilty. additional charges will be filed in this case. they scheduled a news conference for 4:30 eastern time. we'll carry that for you live. nearly 400 people attended a candlelight vigil for shaniya last night. her distraught father had to be held up as he cried out in prayer. our affiliate has these heartbreaking details. >> don't give up on me. don't give up on shaniya. she's right there with you. just know my little baby is up there with you is making me
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comfort right now. >> reporter: a father's pain. ♪ >> reporter: shared by a community. >> i have babies that it would devastate me to know that it would happen to my children and to know that someone that this little girl trusted, trusted with all of her heart, trusted that she would travel with them and they would take advantage of her innocence. >> we don't know what happened but we know that the devil did this. >> reporter: those who came were filled with a combination of grief -- >> we was looking for another to find her alive instead of this way and how she died was just horrible. >> reporter: and anger. >> still can't understand why they did this to her. i still want to know why. she's only 5. >> reporter: for one of shaniya's aunts, the answers just aren't there. >> it's crazy. crazy when it first happened. nothing is making sense. nothing is making sense.
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nothing. none of the stories. nothing. nothing is making any sense from day one. >> take those who can't protect themselves because we don't know how to protect them here. >> reporter: fayetteville needs to make sense of it which is why it came together. >> now is a time to come together and see what we can do when we all come together as one. >> that was affiliate wncn reporting. shaniya's father plans to make a live announcement this afternoon about his daughter's death. we'll have breaking news tonight now that investigators have found shaniya's body. police begin the intense manhunt for the little girl's killer. who killed shaniya davis and dumped her body in the woods? nancy grace investigates every night at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern time right here on hln "news and views." as expected, wanda barzee, the woman charged in the 2002 kidnapping of elizabeth smart entered a guilty plea today. this happened in federal court in salt lake city. she's charged with kidnapping
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and unlawful transportation of a minor. she'll be sentenced to 15 years in prison with credit for time served. as part of the plea deal she agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of her now estranged husband. police say barzee and brian david mitchell kidnapped smart from the bedroom of her home in utah when she was just 14. she was found nine months later and reunited with her family just a while ago her father reacted to barzee's guilty plea. >> i just hope that it was sincere and that, you know, she will continue on that track and prove that through the rest of brian mitchell's trial or whatever happens. >> a competency hearing in mitchell's case is set to begin at the end of the month in federal court. five members of a missouri family are in court to face charges of sexually abusing children. prosecutors are filing 15 additional charges against burrell mohler sr. and his four sons.
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they're all still in jail. the original charges accuse the men of sexual assaulting children between 1988 and 1995 and new charges allege similar crimes dating back to 1984. a sixth suspect, darryl mohler, is not named in these new charges. he's in jail in florida on two counts of rape and is scheduled for an extradition hearing today. a government panel of doctors and scientists issued new recommendations for breast cancer screening and it set off a huge debate. the u.s. preventive services task forsays most women don't need mammograms until they're 50. for years doctors have been telling women you need to get started on mammograms at age 40. the panel concluded that frequent screenings only led to a lot of false alarms and unneeded biopsies. what's more, the panel says that breast self-exams don't do any good. the american cancer society still recommends annual mammograms starting at 40. some people are worried that
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insurance companies might adopt the recommendations and stop paying for mammograms for women ages 40 to 49. so tell us how are you processing this information? what do you think of these new guidelines? will they make you change the way you look at your cancer prevention strategy? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. call us. we can talk about this. 877-tell-hln. you can always send us a text as well. hlntv. president obama wrapped up a busy day in china with some sightseeing and a lavish state dinner in his honor. earlier he had a long closed door meeting with chinese president hu jintao. they vowed to work together on ending the north korea's nuclear program but they had a pact to come up with joint solutions on climate change. >> as two largest consumers and producers of energy, there can be no solution to this challenge without efforts of both china and the united states. that's why we agreed to a series of important new initiatives in
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this area as president who indicain indicated we have achieved agreements on renewable energy, cleaner uses of coal, electric vehicles and gas. >> president obama encouraged china to resume talks with the dalai lama's representatives. china's crackdown on tibet and other human rights issues have been a thorn in the side for years. you'll hear how 2-year-old girls are doing after 25 hours of surgery.
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former alaska governor sarah palin's book "going rogue" goes
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on sale today and the author continues to make tv appearances to promote it. today it is "good morning america" where she told barbara walters that a run for president isn't on her radar but she didn't rule out making the race in 2012. she talked about tensions with senator mccain's campaign and problems with his staff. >> to many you are a possible presidential candidate. steve schmidt, mccain's campaign senior adviser has said publicly and i quote "she would not be a winning candidate and if she was the result would be catastrophic." >> sounds like steve schmidt. i guess i really, really disappointed him. everybody is sbilentitled to th opinion. i know truth. i'm fine with who i am and where i am. >> cnn has confirmed that mccain held a conference call with his former staffers and asked them not to trait pot shots with palen in public. the shuttle "atlantis"
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astronaut are using their first full day in orbit to do inspections. they plan to check the shuttle's thermal shielding to see if it was damaged in yesterday's launch. nasa's officials say it doesn't appear that there is anything to worry about but they should get more conclusive answers about that. they will hook up with the international space station tomorrow. some of our lucky ireporters got a close-up look at the "atlantis" as it blasted off into space. this photo was taken just seconds after the launch by alan walters. that's a perfect picture. walters says he goes to as many shuttle launches as he can. and a repeat i-reporter was among 100 twitter followers of nasa at the launch. m maxwell took lots of photos including this one of the countdown clock. 101 participants from 21 states
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and four countries were invited for that event. you can always send us photos of the launch or other cool things, video happening in your part of the world. go to ireport.com and click on upload now link. there's instructions on how to submit your stories. two little girls endured 25 hours of surgery. they were joined at the head and now they are successfully separated. still too soon to tell whether 2-year-old trish na and krishna may have brain damage. they were brought to australia for this operation. they will be kept in a coma for several days to doctors can monitor then. aren't they precious? what's this about? medical marijuana supporters came out in support last night. they want to regulate and close hundreds of clinics. the issues is determining if centers that make a profit are
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legal. >> we cannot have a policy in the city of los angeles that bans the sale of all cannabis products. it simply won't work. >> two city council committees voted to keep the centers open and a final vote is expected tomorrow. the nfl owner caught flipping off the other team has to pay for it. $250,000. a fan caught bud adams right there owner of tennessee titans on cell phone video flipping the bird, once, twice, doubled barrel. all fired up. this was to buffalo bills fans. look at that. he's apologized. said he got caught up in excitement of the game. $250,000. a georgia teacher was joking but a student and his mother are not laughing. they say something he did left them terrified. why the teacher was put in jail.
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got some information just in to pass along to you. getting reports the medical
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examiner's office positively identified the body found yesterday and they say that it is 5-year-old shaniya davis. her body was found right off a dirt road in north carolina. we could learn also the cause of death soon but again her body was found off a dirt road in sanford, north carolina. she has been positively i.d.'d. a mother is accused of selling her own daughter as a sex slave allegedly turning her 5-year-old little girl into a prostitute. this story makes they sick to my stomach. shaniya davis vanished and wound up in the arms of a man seen taking her into a hotel room. sex rings are a huge problem in this country. we like to think these crime rings are part of an international syndicate bringing girls from overseas into a life of prostitution. this is true but there are also homegrown operations. according to the justice department, 300,000 children in the u.s. are at risk of being
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sold into the sex trade every year. let's hope this horrific case shines a light on this hideous problem. i'm jane velez-mitchell. that's my issue. >> find out what else jane has on her mind. watch "issues with jane velez-mitchell" every night at 7:00 eastern here on hln. a convicted pedophile has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison. you may remember the international manhunt. he was convicted for having sex with boys as young as 6 years old during trips to thailand. yesterday a federal judge told him he acted beyond the bounds of human decency. he was part of a sex tourism ring that preyed on young children. a georgia teacher under arrest of suspicion of putting a hit out on a student. a tenth grade teacher is accused of trying to persuade another student to kill a 16-year-old boy. it took when the boy was taken
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aside and asked if he was gay. that led to a back and forth verbal exchange. the dispute took a dark turn. the 16-year-old owes moth's mot outraged and terrified when she found out. >> the teacher held up a piece of paper with the victim's name on it. >> people say they do something in this day and time. they just might do it. we're pretty scared. >> he's charged with making terroristic threats and could lose his job. his attorney said he was joking and never gave anyone a name. a connecticut man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire and trying to do the same thing to her 12-year-old daughter. 50-year-old howard stewart was charged with arson and assault yesterday. he's being held on $2 million bond. police say the 12-year-old managed to escape the flames and rescue her 3-month-old sister. their mother is in critical
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condition with burns on 40% of her body. a police report says a 12-year-old girl told her mother that stewart inappropriately touched her and she threatened to go to police which led to a fight. you could be one of 15 million people who may have to give back hundreds of dollars in stimulus money to the government. some got a tax credit in their paychecks and got more than they were supposed to. now they may have to pay it back. the treasury's inspector general said the government didn't calculate for these categories. people with more than one job, married where both people work and if depends have a job and if you're on social security and have paying job. they got more. $400 to singles. $800 to married. the irs says the inspector general's numbers are overstated and most people will just end up with a slightly lower refund.
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we're all feeling the pinch with the shaky economy. hln money expert clark howard is here to help you. submit an last night on "the joy behar show," she asked about people's thoughts of sarah palin. >> you have to know certain things. do you think it's legitimate to say a future vice president should know some supreme court cases? >> well -- >> or am i just being picky? >> no. but i'm a musician at heart. it's a giant step down from musician to politician. and i might blurt out the truth. it's possible. >> go right ahead. >> these politicians are a very sorry lot. mark twain was not wrong about them.
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the word is veneer. she doesn't have the veneer these other guys and gals have. >> what's that? >> it's a foe aniness. it's a career. she is raw and brittle and that's why i think she irritates me. >> catch "the joy behar show" right here an hln. he may be passing some fake twinkies. a spike in counterfeiting and innocent people are getting duped. >> i'm thinkingdon't call the law on me. i've never done anything to get put in jail. >> i said twinkies in stead of twenties. i must be hungry. it's something that happens during the holiday shopping center. counterfeiters count on clerks with long lines and feeling rushed. a texas teenager says her
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life changed when she gave up texting for just one week. >> i've been better at talking now that i haven't been texting so much. >> we went out to dinner a few times. and it was the first dinner that i could remember in a long time where we would have a conversation.
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15 new charges are filed against a father and his four sons accused of horrific crimes against children. what those new charges are now. also, life-saving or unnecessary? new recommendations about mammograms leave women wondering what they should do. plus, troubling news on soldier suicides. what an army study says about military morale overseas. good to have your company. thanks for being with us. i'm christi paul. you're with hln "news and views." we wanted to get you updated on something because we have this just in. a child's body in north carolina has been officially positively identified as 5-year-old shaniya davis.
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the medical examiner's office made that determination. her father is planning to make a live announcement later this afternoon about his daughter's death. north carolina police say they found shaniya's body yesterday off a dirt road in sanford. witnesses say her body was on the ground clothed only in a t-shirt. nearly 400 people attended a candlelight vigil for shaniya last night. her father had to be held up as he cried out in prayer. >> don't give up on me and don't give up on shaniya. just know my little baby is up there with you is making me comfort right now. >> police say evidence indicates shaniya was alive when she left the sanford hotel where she was last seen on surveillance video being carried by a man who's now charged in her kidnapping. shaniya's mother antoinette davis has also been charged with
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prostituting her daughter. shaniya's half sister told nancy grace she's stunned by the charges against davis. >> she just seemed like the sweetest woman. she didn't come from much and stuff. but her -- you just met her, she had the sweetest voice, the sweetest personality. especially towards me, i would never think that she would do anything like that. >> just to let you know, we are getting tape right now of the original 911 call that antoinette davis made to fayetteville police to report her daughter's disappearance. we'll play it for you as soon as we can. but 29-year-old mario mcneil confessed to taking the girl but his attorney says he'll plead not guilty. and breaking news tonight, now that the investigators have found shaniya's body, police began the intense manhunt for the little girl's killer. who killed shaniya davis and dumped her body in the woods?
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nancy grace is investigating every night at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. as expected today, wanda barze,charged in the 2002 kidnapping of elizabeth smart entered a guilty plea today in a federal court in salt lake city. she's charged with kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor and will be sentenced to 15 years in prison with credit for time she's already served. as a part of a plea deal, she agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of her now estranged husband. they're accused of kidnapping smart. smart was found nine months later and was reunited with her family. five members of a missouri family appeared in court today to face charges of sexually abusing children. prosecutors are filing 15 additional charges against burrell mohler senior and his sons.
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the charges accuse the men of abusing children between 1988 and 1995. these new charges allege similar crimes but date back all the way to 1984. darryl mohler is not named in the new charges. he's been jailed on two rape charges in florida. a soldier says her commitments as a mother outrank the call to serve in afghanistan. 21-year-old specialist alexis hutchison was supposed to deploy but she did not. her attorney says her superiors told the single mom she would have to deploy anyway and put her son in foster care. so she didn't report to deploy. a spokesman for hunter army air field says the army would not deploy single parents who have no one to care for their children but skipping her deployment wasn't the way to handle the situation. hutchison could face criminal
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charges. she's confined to the georgia air base and her mother is taking care of her son in california, we understand. a government panel of doctors and scientists has issued new recommendations for breast cancer screening. they've set off a really big debate. the u.s. preventative services task force says most women do not need mammograms until they're 50. for years, doctors have urged women to start getting them every year at age 40. the panel concluded that frequent screenings only lead to a lot of false alarms and unneeded biopsies. breast self-exams don't do any good. the guidelines are based on the average woman. >> the government task force has the responsibility of taking the evidence, putting it together or synthesizing it and providing us advice about what that synthesized evidence should mean for women.
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and specifically in this case, it's for the woman in her 40s with an average risk. and their recommendations based on that review of the evidence including new information that came out in 2008 is that this doesn't make sense for the average woman. >> the chief medical officer for the american cancer society says he disagrees with this new advice. >> while i have respect for the task force, i disagree. the american cancer society believes that every woman should get a mammogram starting at the age of 40 and should get it annually. i think a high-quality mammogram is important. the task force actually found that mammography does decrease the risk of death for women in their 40s. they decided the 15% reduction wasn't enough. >> the american cancer society, as you heard the doctor say, still recommends annual mammograms starting at 40. but some people are worried
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insurance companies might adopt the recommendations which would mean stop paying for mammograms for women ages 40 to 49. what do you think about these new guidelines? will they make you change the way you look at your cancer prevention strategy? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. call us. or you can text us at hlntv. no food on the table, a new report paints a pretty unsettling picture of hunger in america. we'll have details in a moment.
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the pentagon will investigate ways to spot problems with members of the military before they erupt in violence. this probe is in response to the ft. hood shootings. the defense department spokesman says the investigation will go beyond that case.
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one official tells the "associated press" they will quickly assess where the armed services are missing any red flag behaviors among their troops. the number of army soldiers who kill themselves will likely set another record this year. there have been 140 suicides among active duty soldiers this year matching the total number from all of last year. this would be the sixth consecutive year that soldier suicides have set a new record. >> this is horrible. and i do not want to downplay the significance of these numbers in any way. we talk about these incidents of suicide using figures and percentages. however, the grim reality is each case represents an individual. a person. with family and friends and a future ahead of him or her. every single loss is devastating. >> he goes on to point out suicides seem to be tapering off
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since the first part of this year. the army expanded its suicide prevention efforts in march after a large increase in soldier suicides during january and february. did you know more americans are going hungry? the agriculture department is reporting an unprecedented spike in the number of salespeople struggling to put food on the table. felicia taylor is in the cnnmoney.com newsroom in new york. what were the findings here? >> reporter: this is interesting. we talk about the obesity problem in this country but there's a flip side to this story. 17 million households accounting for 1 of every 6 americans actually had trouble putting food on the table last year. that's up a whopping 31% from 2007 to the highest level recorded since the agriculture department started counting this information back in 1995. more than 500,000 of the households reporting a lack of food had homes with children. even hunger advocates are shocked by these numbers.
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the head of the organization bread for the world said he new it was bad but he called the numbers, quote, appalling, stunning and even unbelievable. >> i'm wondering how the obama administration's reacting to this. >> reporter: right. well president obama called the report, naturally, unsettling. he says more needs to be done. the first task is job growth to alleviate the economic pressure that many american families are facing. the stimulus bill included $20 billion for food stamps and hundreds of millions for food banks and school lunch programs. but the real test of the administration's commitment could come next year when congress is expected to pass a new childhood nutrition program. advocates that we talked to want to see it expanded to provide even more meals for kids during the summer and more school breakfast programs. we'll see what kind of funding the president actually pushes for. but given the demands right now on the government's pursestrings
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and theside size of our deficit, it could difficult to get additional funding for these types of programs. check it out on cnnmoney.com. >> you brought up a good disparity there. we don't always think about those who are hungry because we spend so much time talking about the obesity problem and how it affects -- >> reporter: that is a major problem in this country. but you don't think of americans has not having enough food. it's not a problem we consider it. >> we need to consider it obviously. felicia taylor, thank you so much. >> what do you think about the new government guidelines on mammograms? are you surprised? are you shocked? are you confused? we're going to start the discussion here on the other side of the break.
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we've been talking today about the new government guidelines. this panel of doctors and scientists that's now saying most people don't need mammograms until they're 50. for years, of course, 40 was the
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recommended age. so this has a lot of people talking. richelle carey has been listening. boy, richelle, there are so many different factors coming into play here. but one of the ones i'm seeing so much is, is this about health or is it about cost? >> we have a comment exactly to that effect. so many people are asking that question as well. let's get into some facebook comments first. tina says this. they're telling you to talk to your doctor once you're in your 40s -- >> a lot of other people, actually the overwhelming majority so far don't see it that way. they're outraged by this. they feel like people are flipping the script on them basically.
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>> anne is calling from seattle. part of the information that came out in the study is they said they were trying to stop so from getting false positives. anne, you've had experiences with false positives. >> caller: yes, i have. i've had two needily biopsies during my 40s. i'm 57 now. i'm very healthy. i have no family history of breast cancer. i nursed both of my children. and the stress and the pain of these surgeries was very debilitating. i believe that going to your doctor and letting your doctor decide -- i don't believe insurance companies should decide who gets to pay for this. >> i hear exactly what you're saying. the advice that seems to be coming out of this study is don't assume you need a mammogram every year in your 40s. you're comfortable with that? >> caller: i got to the point where i was stressed out every year because my insurance
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company made me get a mammogram every year. i was afraid they were going to do it to me again. the other thing about that is, i know with all the technology we have now, we could come up with a better test that doesn't have radiation. >> that would be great. anne, thank you for sharing your personal experience with us. mar lean marlene is calling from texas. you're concerned about the motivation? >> caller: i am. i believe it's a no-brainer. whose advice would you take? a quote government task force or a medical specialist. i believe this is just a taste of what's to come once the government starts controlling our health care. i don't believe insurance companies are behind this. i believe it's the obama administration and they're preparing for the government takeover of our health care. and i find it pretty scary ssca
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>> some people we were talking to actually said they plan to lie if they had to to get a mammogram regardless of what the panel was saying. >> because they have enough questions about their own health that they want to have it done. i want to read something from my facebook page -- >> she's really echoing what we've been hearing a lot of day. >> and the american cancer society is still sticking with 40. >> once you're 40, absolutely. >> will these new guidelines make you change how you feel? e-mail us, call us or text us.
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i think some people's heads are just spinning right now. >> they are because they're completely contradicting everything that's been drilled into our heads up to this point. richelle, thank you. >> you bet. wind gusting to 95 miles an hour, folks, is pounding oregon's coast right now. sustained winds of 55 miles per hour and higher are expected before the storm's all over. but the winds and rain that had battered western washington state -- i should say they've eased up a little bit at this point. but floodwaters are receding in some places after yesterday's flooding and mudslides. "atlantis" astronauts are using their first full day in orbit to do inspections. they plan to check the shuttle's thermal shielding to sigh ffs damaged in yesterday's launch. here are live pictures coming to you. nasa officials say it doesn't appear there's anything to worry about. today's survey should give them more conclusive answers. "atlantis" and its crew of six
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will hook up with the international space station tomorrow. some of our lucky i-reporters got a close-up view of the space shuttle "atlantis" as it blasted off. alan walters got this photo seconds after launch. walters says he goes to as many shuttle launches as he can. and another i-reporter was among of hundreds of i-reporters. she took a lot of photos including this one of the countdown clock. 101 participants from 21 states and four countries were invited for that tweet-up event. send us photos of the launch or other cool videos or pictures from your part of the world.
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go to ireport.com and find complete instructions on how to submit your stories. would you tell someone face to face you don't want to be their friend anymore? some people find it pretty easy to do online. why clicking the "unfriend" button on facebook is getting attention.
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we are just getting 911 calls made by the mother of 5-year-old shaniya davis whose body was positively identified just a short while ago. antoinette davis called fayetteville police to report her daughter missing. shaniya's father plans to make a live announcement this afternoon regarding his daughter's death. north carolina police say they found shaniya's body yesterday off a dirt road in sanford, southwest of raleigh. witnesses say her body was on the ground clothed only in a t-shirt. nearly 400 people attended a candlelight vigil for shaniya last night. her distraught father who we will hear from later today, last
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night had to be held up as he cried out in prayer. >> don't give up on me and don't give up on shaniya. just knowing my little baby is up there with you is baby me comfort right now. >> police say evidence indicates shaniya was alive when she was kidnapped. police say more charges will be filed soon. we want to let you know that cumberland county sheriff's office tells hln affiliate wral, shaniya's mom antoinette davis is pregnant. shaniya's half sister told nancy grace she is stunned by the charges against davis. >> she seemed like the sweetest woman. she didn't come from much and stuff. but her -- you just met her, she had the sweetest voice, the sweetest personality. especially towards me, i would never think that she would do
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anything like that. >> 29-year-old mario mcneil is charged with kidnapping in the case. there he is. investigators say he confessed to taking the girl but his attorney says he will plead not guilty. the breaking news tonight, now that the investigators have found shaniya's body, police begin the intense manhunt for the little girl's killer. who killed shaniya davis and dumped her body in the woods? nancy grace investigates every night at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln "news and views." the pentagon will investigate ways to spot problems with members of the military before they erupt in violence. this probe is a response to the ft. hood shootings. an army psychiatrist is accused of killing 13 people on the texas post. a defense department spokesman says the investigation will go beyond that case. one military official tells the "associated press" the probe will try to quickly assess whether the armed services are missing any red flag behaviors among their troops.
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the number of u.s. army soldiers who kill themselves will likely set another record this year. there have been 140 suicides among active duty soldiers this year, and that matches the number overall last year. this would be the sixth consecutive year that soldier suicides have set a new record. >> this is horrible. and i do not want to downplay the significance of these numbers in any way. we talk about these incidents of suicide using figures and percentages. however, the grim reality is each case represents an individual. a person, with family and friends and a future ahead of him or her. every single loss is devastating. >> he goes on to point out suicides seem to be tapering off since the first part of this year. the army expanded its suicide prevention efforts in march after a large increase in
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soldier suicides during january and february. a soldier says her commitments as a mother-out rank the call to serve in afghanistan. 21-year-old specialist aleckis hutchison was supposed to deploy november 5th. she did not because she says her mother was no longer going to be able to take care of her 10-month-old son. her civilian attorney says her superiors told the single mother she'd have to deploy anyway and put her son in foster care. so she didn't report to deploy. a spokesman for hunter army air field says the army would not deploy single parents who have no one to care for their children. but that skipping her deployment wasn't the way to handle the situation. now hutchison could face criminal charges. while the army is investigating, she's confined to the georgia air base and her mother is indeed taking care of her son in california. a government panel of doctors and scientists has issued new recommendations for breast cancer screening because they are setting off a huge debate here.
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the u.s. preventative services task force says most women do not need mammograms until they're 50. for years, doctors have urged women to start getting them every year at age 40. the panel concluded that frequent screenings only lead to a lot of false alarms and unneeded biopsies. what's more, the panel says breast self-exams don't do any good. one doctor says the guidelines are based on the average woman. >> the government task force has the responsibility of taking the evidence, putting it together or synthesizing it and providing us advice about what that synthesized evidence should mean for women. and specifically in this case, it's for the woman in her 40s with an average risk. and their recommendations based on that review of the evidence including new information that came out in 2008 is that this doesn't make sense for the average woman.
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>> dr. otis brawley, the chief medical officer for the american cancer society says he disagrees with this new advice. >> while i have respect for the task force, i disagree. the american cancer society believes that every woman should get a mammogram starting at the age of 40 and should get it annually. i think a high-quality mammogram is important. the task force actually found that mammography does decrease the risk of death for women in their 40s. they just decided that the 15% reduction was not enough. >> the american cancer society still recommends annual mammograms starting at 40. but some people are worried insurance companies might adopt the recommendations and stop paying for mammograms for women ages 40 to 49. the agriculture department is reporting an unprecedented
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spike in the number of salespeople struggling to put food on the table. among the findings of a national survey, more than 15% of respondents said their household ran out of food and couldn't afford more. 6% of u.s. kids skipped meals, ate less or went an entire day without food. 27% of adults and kids in food insecure families didn't eat for an entire day. 27%. a georgia teacher says he was just joking. but a student and his mother, not laughing so much. they say he terrified them. why the teacher is now behind bars or was put there.
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five members of a missouri family appeared in court today to face charges of sexually abusing children. prosecutors are filing 15 additional charges against burrell mohler, sr., and his four sons whom you see here. they're all still in jail. only one of them has hired a lawyer thus far. the original charges accuse the men of sexually abusing children between 1988 and 1995. the new charges allege similar crimes dating back to 1984. a sixth suspect, darryl mohler, is not named in the new charges. there he is. he's waived extradition from florida where he has been jailed on two rape charges. a georgia teacher is under arrest on suspicion of putting a hit out on a student. tenth grade teacher randolph forde is accused of trying to persuade another student to kill a 16-year-old boy.
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the incident apparently started when forde took the 16-year-old aside and asked if he was gay. police say that led to a verbal exchange the next day. weeks later, police say the dispute took a dark turn. the 16-year-old's mother said she was outraged and terrified when she found out. >> the teacher held a piece of paper up with the victim's name on it advising he was going to have a hit on that student. >> people say they do something in this day and time, they just might do it. we're pretty scared. >> forde is charged with making terroristic tlets and could lose his job. his attorney says forde was joking and never gave anyone a name. we are just now getting 91 # calls made by the mother of 5-year-old shaniya davis whose body was positively identified today. antoinette davis made these calls to fayetteville police to report her daughter missing. we want to play a portion of
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that 911 call for you. >> 911, what's your emergency? >> my name is antoinette davis. >> ma'am, how can i help you? >> i woke up this morning and my daughter was not in the house. i don't know if she walked out or what's going on. but she's not here. >> how old is your daughter? >> she's 5. >> 5? >> yes, ma'am. >> what time did you wake up? when did you last see her? >> i saw her at 5:30 last night. >> 5:30 last night. is that when you put her to bed. >> yes, ma'am -- no, when she went back to bed. >> that was 5:00 this morning, is that what you're telling me? >> yes, ma'am. >> were there any doors open or anything like that? >> she knows how to unlock the front door. >> what is her name? >> shaniya davis. >> spell that name for me. >> s-h-a-n-i-y-a. >> is she white, black or
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hispanic? >> she's mixed, biracial. >> what was she wearing? >> just a blue shirt with designs on the front but her hair is out. >> did she have on any pants -- >> she didn't take no shoes, no pants, no nothing. >> did she have on underwear? >> yes, ma'am. >> do you know what color? >> they're white and got pink -- i can't really remember. they're like white with pink designs on them. >> okay. and you said none of the doors were open? >> no, ma'am. they were locked but she knows how to unlock the front door. >> you said that was around 5:30? >> yes, ma'am. >> have you checked the neighborhood? >> i've checked everywhere. i haven't checked the back end of the neighborhood but i checked the front end. i don't know what else to do. >> are there any more juveniles inside the home? >> there's my son. but he's here. >> okay. and your door was not unlocked. that's what you're telling me?
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>> no, it was not unlocked. but she knows how to unlock it. i'm hoping she didn't unlock it and walk out. >> what's the number you're calling me from? >> my cell phone number. [ muted ]. >> we have your call in. we'll get someone out. you said her hair was out? >> yes, it's like a bushy afro. >> how much does she weigh? >> i don't remember. >> check your neighborhood. if anything changes, call us back. but we've got the call in. we'll get someone out as soon as we can. >> all right. >> that picture obviously of the mother there and that of little shaniya. the mother, antoinette davis, has been arrested on charges that she prostituted her daughter and is being held on $51,000 bond.
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wanda barzee charged in the 2002 kidnapping of elizabeth smart entered a guilty plea today in a federal court in salt lake city. she's charged with kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor. during today's court
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aexperience, barzee asked for forgiveness from smart for causing her so much pain and agreed to help prosecute her now estranged husband as a part of the plea deal. they're accused of kidnapping smart. smart was found nine months later and was reunited with her family. janet jackson believes her sticking michael would still be alive if it hadn't been for his doctor, dr. conrad murray is the focus of the investigation into michael jackson's death. he's admitted giving the singer propofol. murray was in a las vegas courtroom yesterday on an unrelated matter. on "good morning america," janet jackson says she blames murray for her sticking's death. >> he was the one that was administeri administering. i think he is responsible. >> what would you like to see happen to him? do you think he should be practicing based on -- >> no, i don't. not at all.
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so this could happen to someone else, another family? huh-uh. >> that was the first public comment jackson's sister has made since his death in june. he was 50 years old at the time. a scuffle in a walmart checkout line nearly three years ago has landed a missouri woman in court and really set off some protests. look at this. protestors on both sides gathered at the walmart in kennett, missouri. at a june rally, police found threatening letters the size of business cards that said the ku klux klan would get involved. heather ellis could be sentenced to up to 15 years behind bars if she's found guilty of assaulting police. she cut in front of customers waiting to check out and became
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dlij re belligerent when confronted about it. ellis says she was pushed by a white customer hassled by store employees and called racial slurs and physically mistreated by police officers. police say ellis is the one who got violent. the shuttle "atlantis" astronauts using their first full day in orbit doing inspections. they plan to check the shuttle's thermal shielding to see if it was damaged in yesterday's launch. nasa officials say it doesn't appear there's anything to worry about at this point. but today's survey should give them more conclusive answers. "atlantis" and its crew of six will hook up with the international space station tomorrow. you may be passing 20s and not know it. the secret service is see ago spike in counterfeiting which means innocent people are getting duped. >> here i'm thinking, don't call the law on me, i've never done anything to get put in jail.
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>> agents say the recession may be a factor here. but it's really something that happens during the holiday shopping season just about every year. counterfeiters count on clerks dealing with long lines and getting distracted and feeling rushed so they don't notice it. rushed so they don't notice it. startling news about how distracted teenagers may be while they're driving. a new survey says 1/3 of kids between 16 and 17 admit they text while driving. 1/2 half say they talk on their cell phone. the poll results appeared in usa today. a lot of teenagers say their parents do the same thing when they're driving. something to think about, maybe. imagine what would happen if you told teens they couldn't text for a week. a texas family tried this with their daughter, 14-year-old brittany says her grades improved, she got more sleep, and her mother says she felt like she got her daughter back
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again. >> i've been better at talking now that i haven't been texting so much. today i ended up getting a 96 on my test. >> we went out to dinner a few times. and it was the first dinner, you know, the dinners that i could remember in a long time where we would have a conversation. >> brittany says the hardest part was making plans with her friends. two little girls endured 25 hours of surgery. they had been joined at the head. now they are successfully separated. it's too soon to know if 2-year-o 2-year-olds may have brain damage. they're orphans. an aide group brought them here for the operation. they will be in aen induced comas so doctors can monitor them. this can go in the dumb criminals file. they caught a teenager selling marijuana door-to-door. how they nabbed him makes the
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life saving, unnecessary? new recommendations about mammograms leave women wondering what they should do, and new stunning details about how many of us are going hungry in america. the agricultural department's numbers and how president obama is responding. let's get to one of the day's top stories. the body of 5-year-old shaniya davis was positively identified today. antoinette davis, mother, called
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fayetteville, north carolina, police to report her daughter's disappearance last week. we'll play that call for you in just a little bit. shaniya's father plans to make a live announcement this afternoon about his daughter's death. north carolina police say found shaniya's body yesterday off a dirt road in sanford, southwest of raleigh. witnesses say her body was on the ground. clothed only in a t-shirt. 400 people attended a candle light vigil. her distraught father had to be held up as he crowd out in prayer. >> don't give up on me. don't give up on shaniya. just knowing my baby is with you is bringing me comfort right now. >> police say evidence indicates shaniya was alive when she left a hotel in sanford. that's where she was last seen on surveillance video being carried by a man now charged in her kidnapping. more charges will likely be
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filed soon. the criminal county sheriff's office is telling an affiliate shaniya's mom, antoinette davis, is pregnant. shaniya's half sister told nancy grace she's stunned by the charges against davis. >> she just seemed like the sweetest woman. she didn't come from much and stuff. but her like -- you met her, you know, she had the sweetest voice. she had the sweetest personality. especially towards me. i would never think that she would do anything like that. >> 29-year-old mario mcneill is charged with kidnapping in the case. he confessed to taking shaniya. but his attorney says he'll plead not guilty. all the breaking news tonight. now police begin the man hunhunr her killer. as expected, wanda barzee,
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entered a guilty plea today in court. she's charged with kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor. during the proceeding today barzee asked smart for forgiveness for causing her and her family so much pain. she also agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of her now estranged husband. barzee and brian david mitchell kidnapped elizabeth smart from her bedroom in utah when she was 14. she was found nine months later and reunited with the family. >> i just hope that it was sincere and that she will continue on that track and prove that through the rest of brian mitchell's trial or whatever happens. >> a competency hearing is set to begin at the end of this month in federal court.
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five members of a missouri family appeared in court to face charges of sexually abusing women. prosecutors are filing additional charges against mohler senior and his four sons. all are still in jail. one of them has hired an attorney so far. the original charges accuse the men of sexually abusing children between 1988 and 1995. the new charges allege similar crimes dating back to 1984. a sixth suspect is not named in the new charges. he's waived extradition from florida where he's been in jail on two rape charges. the senate committee is hearing testimony for people who want banks to change the way they impose those overdraft fees. last year fees doubled to nearly $24 million.
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nearly half of those were overdrafts. the pentagon will find ways to spot problems in the military before they erupt in violence. it's a direct response to the shootings at ft. hood. an army squpsychiatrist is accu of killing 13 people there. the investigation will go beyond the ft. hood case. one military officials tell the associated press the probe will try to quickly assess if the armed services are missing any red flag behavior among their troops. it was created in 1782. the purple heart. he's introduced legislation to change that. he considers the attacks, the killings an attack by an enemy upon american soil. president obama ended a pretty busy day in china with some sightseeing. also a lavish state dinner in his honor.
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earlier had a long closed door meeting with chinese president hu jintao. the leaders agreed to work together on ending north korea's nuclear program. but the biggest outcome of their meeting may be a pack to come up with joint solutions on climate change. >> as the two largest consumers and producers of energy, there can be no solution to this challenge without the efforts of both china and the united states. the president kat ecreating a joint energy efficient center, cleaner uses of coal, electric vehicles and shell gas. >> president obama encouraged china to resume talks with the dalai lama's representatives. the crackdown on tibet has been a thorn between the u.s. and china for years. the number of u.s. army soldiers who kill themselves will likely set another record this year.
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there have been 140 suicides among active duty soldiers already. this will be the sixth consecutive year soldier suicides set a new record. >> this is horrible. i do not want to downplay the significance of these numbers in any way. we talk about using figures and percentages. each case represents an individual, a person, with family and friends and a future ahead of him or her. every single loss is devastating. >> chiarelli points out suicides are tapering off since the first of the year. after a large increase in soldier suicides during january and february. have you heard?
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a government task force is telling women to wait until they're 50 to get mammograms a decade later than what the american cancer society recommends.
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a government panel of doctors and scientists issue ad new recommendation for breast cancer screening. it's set off a huge debate, i mean a really big debate. people don't know what to think. the u.s. preventive services task force says most women do not need mammograms until their 50. for years doctors have been telling women you need to get a mammogram every year once you turn 40. the panel concluded that frequent screenings lead to a lot of false alarms, unneeded biopsies and also the self-breast exams they teach women to do, they say they don't do any good. the american cancer society still, though, is recommending
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annual mammograms starting at 40. some people are worried the insurance will stop paying for mammograms for women ages 40 to 49. taking your views on the story. katherine is calling us. katherine has had personal experience with the false positives the task force was talking about. right? >> caller: yes, i have. i feel new studies and new information, and therefore new guidelines. the old guidelines are like 20 to 30 years old. i think it's absolutely insane to blame the new health care legislation and president obama for the new recommendations. 21 years ago i had a baseline mammogram. i was told to get one between 30 and 35 that ended up in two biopsies that were false. i was 30 years old. i was just married. it was a horrible experience. lots of emotion. i was scarred for life. i had so many x-rays and so much radiation. i feel like i glowed green for years.
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i don't have breast cancer but if i do get it i think it's going to be because of the excess radiation from all those mammograms years ago. >> how do you feel about self-breast exams? >> caller: i think that is important. it's important to know your body. >> katherine, thank you so much. we're glad you're okay. betty sent us an e-mail. she's saying she was diagnosed three years ago. the excessive radiation may have contributed to the growth. i say to this women this new recommendation should not worry them. monthly self-examinations are of utmost importance. that's her personal experience. also got this e-mail from monica. this just happens to be released when the debate is going on with the health care policy and insurance company. one fewer thing for them to pay
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for. irene gave her comment on our views camera. >> oi started mammogram at 35. i had a friend who her doctor advised her not to have mammograms for like three years because she had three normal grams from ages 40 to 45. she went back like two years later and they discovered she had breast cancer. and she passed away this year at age 47. so my opinion is they should keep the age at 40. and not change it at all. >> people are sharing really personal stories with us about this. a lot of experience. lots of facebook comments on richelle carey hln. if you're in facebook. emily says this --
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all right. we're going to continue to talk about this. how are you processing the new guidelines? are you outraged by them? are you going to follow them? will hay change the way you look at your cancer prevention strategy? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. you can also text us. former alaska governor sarah palin's book "going rogue" goes on sale today. today she was on ""good morning america" where she said a run for president is not on her radar. she didn't rule out making the
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race in 2012. she talked about tensions with senator john mccain's 2008 presidential campaign and her problems with his staff. >> to many you are a possible presidential candidate. steve schmidt, the mccain campaign senior adviser said publicly, she would not be a winning candidate. if she was the result would be catastrophic. >> sounds like steve schmidt. i guess i really, really disappointed him. everybody is entitled to their opinion, though. i know truth. and i'm fine with who i am and where i am. mccain held a conference call with former staffers and asked them not to trade hot shots with palin in public. who really knows what's going on behind the scenes. joy behar has her own opinion of sarah palin. she's not afraid to share it. she will be on prime news here on hln.
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four people were killed when a car and an amtrak train collided near the south carolina georgia state line last night. three adults and a 12-year-old child in the car were all killed. an official in south carolina said the car tried to get around a crossing arm and beat that train. the train pushed the car a mile down the tracks before it could stop. none of the 20 passengers or five crew members were hurt. students took to the streets of prague to mark the 20th anniversary of the start of the velvet revolution. a concert to celebrate the day when people in rose up against communism. that was a milestone event that helped bring down the iron curtain. they later peacefully split into the czech republican and s slovakia. ice and snow already?
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"atlantis" astronauts are using the first full day in orbit to do inspections. they plan to check the shuttle's thermal shielding to see if it was damaged. nasa officials say it doesn't appear there's anything to worry about. today's survey should give them conclusive answers. they will hook up with the international space station tomorrow. some of our lucky i-reporters got a close-up view of the space shuttle "atlantis" as it was blasting into space. allen walters lives near the kennedy space center. took that amazing picture. look at that. just seconds after the launch. he says it was perfect. he says he goes to as many shuttle launches as he can. and repeat i-reporter adriana of georgia was among 100 twitter followers at the launch. it was sponsored by the space agency. she took a lot of pictures, including this one of the count
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down clock. 101 participants were invited to the tweet up event. send us photos of any cool happenings in your part of the world, breaking news. safety first always, though. go to ireport.com and click on the upload now link. winds as strong as 95 miles an hour is pounding the coast. sustained winds of 55 miles an hour and higher are expected before the storm is over. winds and rain that have battered western washington state, they've eased up a little bit. and flood waters are receding in some areas after all the flooding and mud slides yesterday. people in kansas may have been surprised about how much snow fell during their first snowfall of the season. one town got a foot of snow
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yesterday. it's been ten years since that deadly bonfire at texas a& m. a memorial will be meld to remember the 12 people who died when the 59-foot tall log pile collapsed. 27 others were hurt. organizers expect 10,000 aggies to meet at the basketball arena for tonight's memorial. lost night joy welcomed perez hilton. he talked about carrie prejean. >> she did answer the question honestly. she believes that marriage is between a man and a woman. i don't happen to go along with that i think it's people who are in live. let them get married. shouldn't she get credit for that? >> absolutely. she gave the politically incorrect answer in her words. recently watching her interviews she said i didn't want to be politically correct. but flip that back to her and say do you want a politically
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insensitive miss usa? no. you got no know what you're running for. ups is gearing up for a busy holiday shipping season. what day may be the busiest of the entire year.
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a child's body in north carolina has been positively identified as 5-year-old shaniya davis. the medical examiner's office made the determination. her body was reportedly found on the ground, clothed in only a t-shirt. police say evidence indicates shaniya was alive when she left a surveillance video in sanford. she was seen being carried by a man charged in her kidnapping. the sheriff's office says her mom, antoinette davis, is pregnant. she's in jail on charges she prostituted her daughter. her next court date is in december.
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now 29-year-old mario mcneill is charged in the kidnapping. he confessed to taking shaniya. his attorney says he'll plead not guilty. additional charges will be filed in this case, police say. and we now have the 911 call shaniya's mother made one week ago today. antoinette davis made the call to this the fayetteville police department to report her daughter's disappearance. here's a portion of that call. >> okay, ma'am, how can i help you? >> i woke up this morning and my daughter was not in the houls. i don't know if she walked out. i don't know what's going on. she's not here. >> how old is your daughter? >> she's 5. >> 5? >> yes ma'am. >> okay. >> what time did you wake up? when did you last see her? >> i saw her at 5:30 last night. >> 5:30 last night. is that when you put her to bed? >> no, when she went back to bed.
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>> okay. that was 5:00 this morning, is that what you're telling me. >> yes, ma'am. >> were there any doors open or anything like that? >> she know how to unlock the front door. >> okay. >> what is her name? >> shaniya davis. >> and again, she's facing charges of human trafficking. nearly 400 people attended the candle light vigil for shaniya last night. her father had to be held up as he cried out, praying. an affiliate from wncn has the heartbreaking details. >> don't give up on me, and don't give up on shaniya. she's right there with you. just know my little baby is up there with you is making me comfort right now. >> reporter: a father's pain. ♪ yes jesus loves me >> reporter: shared by a community. >> i have babies. you know. it would devastate me to know
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that it would happen. to know that someone that this little girl trusted with all of her heart, trusted that she would travel with them, they would take advantage of her innocence. >> we don't know what happened, but we know that the devil did this. >> reporter: those who came were filled with a combination of grief -- >> we were looking for another -- to find her alive instead of this way. and how she died was just horrible. >> reporter: and anger. >> still can't understand why they did this to her. i still want to know why. she's only 5. >> reporter: for one of shaniya's aunts the answers just aren't there. >> it's crazy. it was crazy when it first happened. nothing is making any sense. nothing. none of the stories. nothing. nothing is making any sense from day one. >> take those who can't protect themselves. we don't know how to protect them here. >> but fayetteville needs to make sense of it, which is why it came together. >> now is the time for us to come together and see what we can all do when we all come together as one.
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>> that was from affiliate wncn reporting. shaniya's father, he plans to make ha live announcement in about a half an hour about his daughter's death. all the breaking news tonight. now that investigators have identified shaniya's body police begin the intense man hunt for her killer. who killed shaniya davis then dumped her body in the woods? nancy grace investigates every night at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern here on hln "news and views". a story a lot of you are paying attention to. a soldier says her commitments as a mother outranked the call to serve in afghanistan. 21-year-old specialist was supposed to deploy november 5th. she did not because he says her mother was no longer able to take care of her 10-month-old son. her civilian attorney says her supporter told the single mother she would have to deploy anyway and put her son in foster care. so she didn't report to deploy. well, a spokesperson say sas the army would not deploy single
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parent who is have no one to care for their children, and skipping her deployment was not the way to handle the situation. now hutchinson could face criminal charges. she is confined to the air base in georgia, and her mother is taking care of her son in california. we'll keep you posted on that. a georgia teacher under arrest on suspicion of putting a hit out on a student. tenth grade teacher randolph ford is accused of trying to persuade another student to kill another boy. he asked if he was gay. that led to some sort of verbal exchange the next day. then weeks later police say the dispute took a dark turn. the 16-year-old's mother said she was outraged and terrified when she found out. >> the teacher held a piece of paper up with the name on it, advising a hit on the student. >> people say they do something in this day and time h they just
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might do it. we're pretty scared. >> ford is charged with making terrorist threats. he could lose his job. his attorney says ford was joking and never gave anyone a name. we were expecting this today. w wanda barzee entered a guilty plea today in salt lake city. she's charged with kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor. and during the court proceedings today barzee asked smart for forgiveness for causing her and her family so much pain. as part of the plea deal she also agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of her now estranged husband. barzee and brian david mitchell kidnapped smart from the bedroom of her home in utah when she was 14. she was found and reunited with her family nine months later. here's what smart's father has to say about the guilty plea. >> i just hope that it was sincere. and that she will continue on
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that track and prove that through, you know, the rest of brian mitchell's trial, or whatever happens. >> competency hearing in mitchell's case is set to begin at the end of this month in federal court. the pentagon will be investigating ways to spot problems with members of the military before they erupt in violence. this is in direct response to the ft. hood shootings. an army psychiatrist is accused of killing 13 people at that post in texas. a defense spokesperson says the investigation will go beyond the ft. hood case. one military official tells the associated press the probe will quickly assess if the armed services are missing red flag behavior among their troops. and a republican congressman is pushing to award purple heart medals to the victims of the shootings of ft. hood. it's always been reserved for soldiers wounded or killed in combat. representative john carter of texas introduced legislation to change that.
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he says he considers the killings an attack by enemy upon american soldier. a disturbing case of alleged child abuse takes another turn. the victims were forced to commit murder.
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grizzly grisly new details. a newly released search want say some of the suspects forced their victims to help kill and bury a man 20 years ago. the missouri family appeared in court today to face more charges of sexually abusing children. prosecutoring are filing 15 additional charges against
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mohler senior and his four sons. the charges allege they sexually abused people as far as back as 1984. a sixth suspect is not named in the new charges. he's waived extradition from florida where he's been in jail on two rape charges. government panel of doctors and scientists has issued new recommendations for breast cancer screenings. it's made some people stop in their tracks, set off a huge debate. the u.s. preventive service task force says most women don't need mammograms until they're 50. you've been hearing 40 for years. for years doctors have been telling women to start getting annual mammograms at age 40. the panel concluded that frequent screenings lead to a lot of false alarms and unneeded biopsies. the panel says the breast self-exams don't do you any good. but the american cancer society is sticking with 40.
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they are still recommending annual mammograms starting at that age. some people are worried insurance companies may stop paying for mammograms for women ages 40 to 49. we've been taking this on. we got a comment on our views cam. >> i'm of the opinion that we should keep the age at 40. and not push it up to 50. so many women out there are in need of these breast cham nations because of family history. i don't think there should be any guidelines put on women in getting breast examinations. >> jackie is calling from florida. you have survived breast cancer. and i understand you're actually pretty ticked off right now. >> caller: i am extremely furious. i could not believe it, especially after we just finished breast cancer awareness
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month. i found my lump actually four months after a mammogram with a self-exam because i knew my dod. and i knew it didn't belong there. and if i would have waited until my following mammogram, i wouldn't be talking to you on the phone right now. >> what age were you when you discovered you had cancer? >> caller: i was 44. >> numbyou were in your 40s. i understand why this is hitting you so hard. you preach prevention to everyone. i assume you're not going to change your message to your friends at all. >> caller: not one bit. as a matter of fact, it's inspired me to get my message out there more. i have a 32-year-old daughter having trouble getting checked. she has cancer on both sides because of her age. tony is calling from california. i had a lot of men commenting on
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the facebook page. tony is the first male caller today. >> caller: honestly as far as i'm concerned it's real easy to spout numbers as you're not one of them. how would these guys feel if their wife, daughter, mother or grandmother was the one in 1400. just a few deaths in my opinions is just a few too many when they can be avoided by early detection. >> okay. >> caller:ly -- we can always turn off the horrific things we hear on the news by turning the station, channel, or putting on music. however, when these whorrific situations enter our lives, that can't be turned off. death is forever. even for the families of the numbers guys. >> tony. thank you so much. tony is talking about numbers. an example given in the study. it said the new guidelines say a study showing that 1,904 women need to be screened with
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mammography every year for ten years starting at age 40 for one death to be prevented. many of you are saying that's worth it. richelle carey, hln. another wrote this. i am 53 and of yet to have a mammogram. why? not covered! we should be allowed to have them no matter the age. these people don't live our lives. they're always coming up with contrary things. it's up to us to decide what is best for us. we've had some people who agree with the new guidance. the overwhelming number of you do not. keeping tell us what you think about this. will you change the way you look at your cancer prevention strategy because of these new guidelines? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. text us at well at hlntv. thousands of screaming fans showed up to see the stars of "new moon" at the premier in l.a.
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it was the second film in the twilight saga. they started camping out thursday. 800 tickets for people wanting a place by the red carpet. after those ran out the lines still stretched four blocks. good luck finding coffee for less than $2. adidas says it's not a stunt. why is the company doing it?
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more americans are going hungry. the agriculture department is reporting an unprecedented spike in the number of people who say they're struggling to put food on the table. we're in the cnnmoney.com newsroom. these numbers will make you stop in your tracks, felicia. >> it's not something we expect to hear about in the country. this is the flip side of the obesity problem. 17 million households, one in every six americans, had trouble putting food on the table last year. that's up 31% from 2007 to the highest level recorded since the department started counting the information in 1995.
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more than 500 thou,000 reportin lack of food with children at the home. the head of the organizations told us he knew the situation was bad. he called the official government numbers appalling, stunning and unbelievable. richelle? >> unbelievable. we were talking a few weeks ago the number of children on food stamp stamps. >> naturally president obama called the report unsettling. he says more needs to be done. the first task is job growth. that alleviates the economic pressure people are facing. it included $20 billion for food stamps and hundreds of millions of dollars for food banks and school lunch programs. the real of the administration's commitment could come next year. that's when congress is expected to pass a new childhood nutrition program. advocates we talk to want to see it expanded to provide more
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meals for kids during the summer and more school breakfast programs. we'll see, though, what kind of funding the president actually pushes for. given the demands on the government's forget about buying coke at costco for now. costco said it's no longer
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carrying it at any of its stores because of a price dispute. coke said costco is an important customer and working with it in a spirit of fairness. u.s. the last shipping day of the year will be december 21st. if you want to ship before that or your package of 120 million small packages that day. if you wait until the last minute, which some of us have been known to do, you'll play extra. you can ship as late as december 23rd for christmas delivery. a teen was arrested going to the door trying to sell pot to an oifs's door. he went to the officer's apartment at 3:30 in the morning to try to sell him three ounces of pot. >> he asked me if i wanted to buy marijuana. he had his own scale. he could weigh out how much much
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he wanted. >> he also had a .9 millimeter gun. and since it is close to a school, there is extra penalties, sarah palin is telling barbara walters about her book and whether she plans to run for president.q
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the 5-year-old shaniya davis there addressing the media. let's listen in. >> this community, this country, can unite as one to possibly present something like this from happening again to another special angel. i ask that everybody makes it a point not to ignore, to look past the situation where a person, a child or anybody might be in danger. report it, you're unable to report it, or you don't feel like you have the strange to do
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so, take it to somebody that can. you can't just keep ignoring these types of situations. you need to address them immediately and get the people involved so we don't have another tragedy like shaniya. i would like to extend a special thanks, a heartfelt thanks, to all of the volunteers who went out looking for my angel. spent tirelessly -- tireless hours out there, investor selfless of themselves and it won't go unnoticed by god. to the law enforcement who worked on this case tirelessly, and did the best job they can do. the fbi, the group for for expld and missing children as well as the u.s. marshals.
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i thank you so much for not forgetting about shaniya and bringing her home. it's not the result i wanted. it's not the result any father or family would want for their children. but god has a greater calling for all of us. may the joy of the lord stale full in all of your hearts. thank you very much for your time and all of your concern. >> i've got one question. have you heard from police or the district attorney today about -- about who's being charged and might be responsible for this? >> i have spoken with them, however, just really don't choose to answer those questions. they have given me limited information, and i'm due to talk with them later on, and they will figure me in as needed. >> initially, there was this sense of disbelief, not just by you but i everybody that somebody could take a child,
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much less their own child, and have that child up for sale for sex slaves. where are you in your mind at this point? are you able to wrap your mind around that and start make heads or tails of this? is there something that tells you that can go on? >> as of now they haven't told me that happened, although i'm very appalled and disgusted to that fact that anybody can bring themselves to that. however with the faith of the lord we can cleanse ourselves and ask for forgiveness and forgive those who have done this disgusting act. >> will lockhart, are you aware social it wases are invol invol dave snis. >> are you aware of mrs. davis' family setting up things with reporters? are you aware of the relationship? >> i have spoken with him. >> what have those conversations
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about like? >> very concern for shaniya. that's all i want to stay about that. >> that was your relationship li like? >> mother and father relationship. as sad as it is, a lot of families are out there in a split home. a large number of them. >> brad, do you have a reaction to what shaniya said last night, that you knew her mother had a drug problem. >> authorities indicated they would hold a new conference today and announce official charges. they are now holding the conference tomorrow. in your communications with them, what have they told you is likely to happen in terms of more charges and if anybody else will be chargeed? >> they haven't told me anything at this time. >> brad, you talked about trying to prevent this from happening to somebody else? what, if anything, could have been to stop this from happening
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to shaniya? >> we've talked about social services. i feel if they knew or they were aware of this case, a phone call saying that this was the type of environment. i don't know the whole case with shania's mother and social services at this time. but i feel if they would have known, they should have contacted me. >> is it true she spent most of her time with her mother's? >> absolutely. >> up to five weeks ago. >> she went to her mother's on october 9th. >> were you aware she was not attending school? >> no, i was not. >> she was taken out of school in mid-october and she had not attended since that time. >> sorry? >> you were not aware of that? >> no, ma'am. >> you mentioned forgiveness. have you been able to forgive shaniya's mother for the things that might have happened. >> with the lord's strength, i'm
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sure i will. >> will you be relieved to get your daughter back? >> we're working on them today. hopefully in the next day or so, we will be able to set up all of the arrangements for shaniya. >> can you tell us what was shaniya like? >> oh, just precious. she was an amazing young lady. very forgiving. very selfless. little helper. full of joy. >> brad, this is not the first tragedy you've had in your life, is that correct? >> i choose not to speak on that, ma'am. >> the fact of shaniya, who were the things she personally liked to do? what's the memory that stands out in your mind about a birthday, a holiday? >> every day was special with shaniya. just playing, all of the birthdays, a lot of little
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friends. she had such an overwhelming group of friends that loved to hang out with her. once she was your friend, she was your friend for life. >> what did she like to do? did she have a hoppy, a game? >> she was just learning how to ride her scooter. she ran into the bmw with it. so i have the aftermath of that. >> brad, at the memorial last night, some of your friends said you were really beating yourself up bad over this. do you still blame yourself partly for shaniya's death? >> i believe every parent would blame themselves and we all look within ourselves to see what we could have done different. >> you thiis there anything you you could have done differently? >> possibly. i don't really want to get into me. this is about shaniya. this september about brad or antoinette or mr. mcneal. this is about shaniya. the memory of a beautiful lady. a beautiful angel that everybody has came together and and
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acknowledge and support? if she's listening up in heaven, what would you say to her? >> sorry, baby, that you have to do it but in your a better place. you're in better hands. you don't have to hurt no more. that's it. have a good day and thank you very much. >> okay, again, that was shaniya dav davis' father, bradley lockhart, obviously still very emotional. as we learned, gotten a positive identity today, positive i.d. on that body found on the side of the road in north carolina. that is indeed shaniya davis' body. she disappeared about a week ago today. the brad there, bradley, talking about really urging all of us that if we see something that doesn't seem right with a child, the way the child is being treated, the child might be in danger urging us not to ignore
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it, not to look past it, to do whatever we have to do to get the right people involved to get that child as safety. he referred to her as my angel. it was interesting a reporter asked him, because he talked to much obviously about his faith. you heard him there saying that if he could speak to shaniya, he would say he's sorry to her. but that she's in a better place. that she's not going to hurt anymore. as he spoke of his father and of god, somebody asked him, can he forgive the mother if -- if the mother is indeed convicted of the charges of sex trafficking, that she -- of human trafficking that she is facing or she's been arrested on. he said with the lord's strength i'm sure i will. meaning i'm sure i will be able to forgive her. just cannot imagine what this father's going through but, again, he did mention that in the next couple of days, they will be making some funeral arrangements for this little girl, 5-year-old shaniya davis, that has just touched everybody
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and not just in that area but across the country. and let's get more of this for you as we're learning more today. police say evidence indicates that shaniya was actually alive when she left a sanford hotel. that's where she was seen on a surveillance video, by a man charged in her kidnapping. an affiliate tells hln that shaniya's mom, antionette davis, as you see there, she is pregnant currently. she is in jail on charges she prostituted shaniya. hefr next court date is in december. police say more charges will be filed soon. 29-year-old mario mcneal is charged with kidnapping in this case. investigators say he confessed to taking the child but his attorney said he will police not guilty. so breaking news tonight. now that the investigate earls have found shaniya's body and identified it finally today, please are beginning the intense manhunt for the little girl's
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killer, who killed shaniya davis and dumped her body in the woods. nancy grace investigates every night here on hln, 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. and we're watching this case. barzee, the woman charged in the kidnapping of elizabeth smart, pleaded guilty today. it was part of a plea deal. 64-year-old barzee also agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of her now-estranged husband. she will be sentenced to 15 years in prison with credit for time served. barzee and brian kidnapped smart from the bedroom of her home when she was 14. smart was found nine months later and is now reunited, of course, with her family but just a while ago, her father reacted to barzee's guilty plea. >> i just hope that -- that it was inis sear asear and she wile
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on that track and prove that through the rest of brian mitchell's trial or whatever happens. >> did you feel this -- >> a competency hearing in mitchell' case is set to begin at the end of this month in federal government. a government task force, have you heard about this yet, is now telling women to wait until you're 50 to get mammograms. this, of course, is a decade later than what the american cancer society is recommending. we're going to hear your views on these latest guidelines.
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well, a government panel of doctors and scientists have issued new recommendations for mammogram screenings and set off a new debate. the task force said most women don't need mammograms until they're 50. you know for years democrats have been urging us to get them every year starting at the age of 40. so the panel concluded frequent
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screenings only lead to a lot of false alarms and unneeded biopsies. what's more, the panel goes on to say the breast self-exams don't do anywhere good. the annual cancer society is still recommending annual mammogram starting at 40. some are worried the insurance companies might adopt the recommendations and stop paying for mammograms for women ages 40 to 49. >> i absolutely agree. >> we have been taking your views on that. richelle, this is what i lot of people are wondering, is this about health, or is this about cost? >> actually, christi, cheryl calling us from california, cheryl thinks money is behind this. this is personal for her because of a loss she suffered. cheryl, tell us about this. >> i had a best friend that the diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36 and a mammogram earlier in her life could have saved her life. she died five years later at the age of 41. since then, my husband company
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pays me $150 a year to have a mammogram. waiting until 50 is absolutely suicide. >> okay. can i ask you another question real quick before he let you go about your friend. did she have a family history of breast cancer? >> no. >> wow, wow. all right, cheryl, thank you for your phone call. appreciate it. other people have been saying similar things. geno gave us his comments on our view cam. >> it is important to have preventive measures and to invest in preventive medicine to curtail the unnecessary tests, but also to have the necessary measures to help women be educated, to eat healthy, to exercise, reduce their smoking, reduce their alcohol consumption, to live happy and healthier lifestyles. i think that's one of the key points in increasing awareness and decreasing cancer is preventive medicine as part of our health care reform. >> and we have had in men
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weighing in on this topic. we appreciate it. lots of comments on my facebook page. hln, richelle carey. pepper not just taking this sitting down. they're mad. my mom is diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in her 40s. if she hadn't been checking herself and getting ma'am dprams, she probably would have died. i think it's horrible for the task force to say self-checks and ma'am dpram mammograms are necessary. i would rather get a false positive than have the cancer go unnoticed and die. continue to tell us what do you think about this. how are you digesting these new guidelines? will they make you change the way you look at your prevention, cancer prevention strategy? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. or text us at hlntv. kristi, there are a few -- small minority but there are people on the page who say, i get it, all they're telling me is talk to my doctor and not just assume i need a mammogram every year, but, still, this is a tough one.
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i've got to tell you, grisly new details coming out in an already-disturbing child sex case in missouri. one of the suspects forced their victims to help kill and bury a man 20 years ago. the missouri family members appeared in court today to face more charges of sexually abusing children. there they are. prosecutors are filing 15 additional charges against burrell moeller sr. and his four seasons. the new charges say the men sexually abused children as far back as 1984. and a sixth suspect, derrick moeller, is not waved in the new charges but he's waived expedition from florida, where he's been arraigned on two rape files. a convicted pedophile is september to 20 years in prison. you might remember the international manhunt for wayne corliss. yesterday a u.s. federal judge
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told him he acted beyond the bounds of human decency. authorities say he was part of an international sex tourism ring that prayed on young children. former alaskan book "going rogue" is going public today. told on abc's "good morning america" she told barbara walters a run for president isn't on her radar but she didn't roupt make ug the race in 2012. she talked about mccain's problems in his staff. cnn confirmed the fact that mccain camp was told not to make comments about sarah palin's comments on her memoir. and mike galanos has more coming up right here on hln. really sad new developments in the shaniya davis investigation. the body is positively i.d.'d as that of the little girl. we also received word that
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shaniya's mother is pregnant again. our jane velez-mitchell weighs in on this. y8
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the devastated father of 5-year-old shaniya davis said a little while ago the little girl he called his special afrpg sl in a better place. the body was recovered today, 25 miles from a country road in north carolina. when he spoke a short time ago, bradley lockhart was clearly distraught, as wa shaniya's aunt. >> our beliefs and hopes and prayer that's this community, this country can unite as well positive possibly prevent something like this from happening again to another
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special angel. i ask everybody makes it a point not to ignore, to look past a situation where a person, a child or anybody might be in danger, report it. if you're unable to report it, or you don't feel you have the strength to do so, take it to somebody that can. you can't just keep ignoring these types of situations. you need to address them immediately and get the people involved so we don't have another tragedy like shaniya. >> i hold a lot of ill feelings right now, differently than my brother. the bond with shaniya and i from teaching her how to tie her shoes and how to color within the lines and to write her name, i feel robbed. i feel shaniya was roshed.
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robbed. she was very intelligent. and she had such a wonderful, kind soul in her spirit and smile brightened every day of every one she touched. >> so emotional. bradley lockhart says he raised shaniya until a month ago and then let her go live with lher mother. he goes on to say he regrets that decision now. shaniya's body was found more than a week after her mother reported her missing. a video surveillance showed she was alive leaving a hotel. the man seen here is charged in her kidnapping. the cumberland county interrogator said this woman, antionette davis, is pregnant now. she's in charges she prostituted her daughter. the next court date is in december. police say more charges will be filed soon.
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now, 29-year-old mario mcneill, this man, is charged with kidnapping in the case. investigators say he confessed to taking the girl but his attorney says he will plead guilty. we now have a 911 call by shaniya's mother one week ago today. antionette davis contacted fayetteville police to reporter daughter's disappearance. and here's a portion of that call. >> excuse me, ma'am, my name is antoinette davis. >> okay, ma'am. how can i help you? >> i woke up this morning and my daughter was not in the house. i dmoept if she walked out. i don't know what's going on but she's not here. >> how old is your daughter? >> she's 5. >> 5? >> yes, ma'am. >> what time did you wake up? when did you last see her? >> i saw her at 5:30 last night. >> 5:30 last night. is that when you put her to bed? >> yes, ma'am -- no, she went back to bed. >> okay. that was 5:00 this morning, that's what you're telling me? >> yes, ma'am. >> were there any doors open or
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anything like that? >> she knows how to unlock the front door. >> okay. what is her name? >> shaniya davis. >> tell that name for me. >> breaking news tonight, now that investigators found shaniya's body, police begin the manhunt for the killer. who killed shaniya davis and dumped her body in the woods. nancy grace investigates every night at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern. also, new dprisly detagrislt of missouri. some of the suspects forced their victims to help kill and bury a man nearly 20 years ago. the missouri family members you see here appeared in court today to face more charges of sexually abusing children. prosecutors are filing 15 additional charges against burrell moeller sr. and his four seasons. the new charges allege he sexually abused children as far back as 1984. the sixth suspect, derrick
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moeller, isn't named in the new charges but he's waived extradition from florida, where he's been jailed on two rape charges. the military victims of the ft. hood massacre could be awarded the highest honor, as congress is considering a new bill that would make those victims eligible for the purple heart. the civilian personnel killed the wounded who receive the secretary of defense medal of freedom and the pentagon said it will investigate ways to stop problems with members of the military before they erupt in violence. and army psychiatrist is accused of killing 13 people on the texas post. a spokesman said the investigation will go beyond that case and one military official tells the associated press they will try to see if the armed services are missing any red flag behavior among the troops. the number of u.s. army soldiers who kill themselves will likely set another record this year. there will be 140 suicides among active suicides. that matches the total number of all of last year. this will be the sixth
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consecutive years soldier suicides have set a new record. >> this is horrible, and i do not want to downplay the significance of these numbers in any way. we talk about these incidents of suicide using figures and percentages. however, the grim reality is each case represents an individual, a person, with family and friends and a future ahead of him or her. every single loss is devastating. >> general corelli points out suicides seem to be tapering off since the first part of this year. the suicide expanded its interventions back in march after a large amount of suicides in january and february. i don't know if you heard this but listen up. a panel of doctors and scientists issued new guidelines
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for mammogram screenings. what a debate they said off. the new task force said most don't need mammograms until they're 50. the panel concluded frequent screenings only lead to a lot of false alarms and unneeded bio y biopsi biopsies. once more, breast self-exams, they say, don't do any good. one doctor says the guidelines are based on the average woman. >> the government task force has the responsibility of taking the evidence, putting it together or synthesizing it and providing us advice about what that synthesized evidence should mean for women. and specifically in this case it's for the women in her 40s with an average risk, and their recommendations based on that review of the evidence including new information that came out in 2008 is that this doesn't make
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sense for the average woman. >> dr. otis braly, the chief mm officer for the american cancer society, said he does not agree with this new advice. >> while i have respect for the task force, i disagree. the american cancer society believes that every woman should get a mammogram starting at the age of 40 and should get it annually. i think a high-quality mammogram is important. the task force actually found that mammography does decrease the risk of death for women in their 40s. they just decided that the 15% reduction was not enough. >> the american cancer society still recommends, as he said, their annual mammogram starting at the age of 40. some people are worried insurance companies might adopt those recommendations and stop paying for mammograms for women ages 40 to 49. >> i absolutely agree. >> this will be a huge story. >> this is a really passionate subject for a lot of you, and you have been so candid to weigh in with us.
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richelle carey, you have heard a lot of comments on this today. >> a lot of personal stories. a lot of women planning a plan of attack to get a mammogram if they want one. regardless of these guidelines. let's share some views. roslyn gave her comment to our views cam. >> we should keep the age at 40 and not push it up to 50 because there are so many women out there that are in need of these breast examinations because of family history. and i don't think that there should be any guidelines put on women in getting breast examinations. >> roslyn did talk about family history. again, as the woman said earlier, that you played the sound fun, this is for the average woman. they're not talking about people at risk. comments as well from my facebook page, richelle carey and hln and facebook. "i think this is ridiculous. i know people who found lumps in
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a self-examination and they were well under 50. i will still continue mine and i'm only in my early 20s." there's many personal stories we have been hearing. lucie said, i was diagnosed at 42 with the earliest stage and had it eradicated. 13 years later, i'm still cancer free. if i waited until i was 50, that might not have happened. people in that situation, you can't convince them otherwise. they have the personal experience. so i think the next stage now is going to be, we're going to be covering stories of women in their doctors' offices and how is that interact going to go now? >> it's contradictory based on everything drilled in our head. >> exactly. >> thank you so much, richelle. great conversation today. no food on the table. a new report paints really unsettling picture of hunger in america. we'll share it with you in a moment.
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wanda barzee, who you see here, pleaded guilty today and she apologized to smart saying she was sorry for the pain and suffering she caused her and her family. as part of this plea deal, the 64 quler 64-year-old barzee also agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of her now-estranged husband. she will be sentenced it 150 years in prison with credit for time served. police say barzee and brian david mitchell kidnapped start from the bedroom of her utah home when she was 14. smart was found nine months later and back with her family. they react to the plea. >> i just hope that it was sincere and she will continue on that track and move that throug
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trial and whatever happened. >> a competency hearing in mitchell's case is set to begin at the end of this month in federal government. the agriculture says one in seven americans goes hungry. "usa today" report says the number of americans having trouble putting food on the table shot up to 17 million mouse hold holds. more than 15% of respondents said their household ran out of food and they couldn't afford more at some point last year. % of u.s. kids skipped meals, ate less or went an tire day without food. in food in secure families, where one or member had to disrupt their eating because of a lack of money, 27% of adults and kids didn't eat for an entire day. the shuttle "atlantis" astronauts are using their first full day in court to see if the
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thermal shield was damaged in yesterday's launch. the survey didn't reveal any obvious problems but experts have to sift through that data. "atlantis'" crew of six will hook up with the international space center tomorrow. two little girls endured 25 hours of surgery. they had been joined at the head but now they are successfully separated. yet as you point out it's too soon to know whether two-year-old trishna and krishna may have brain damage. their orphans from beng la desh. an aid group brought them from australia for the operation. they will be kept in an induced coma for a couple of days so doctors could monitor them. best of luck to them. a texas teenager said her life changed when she gave up texting for one week. >> i have been better at talking now that i haven't been texting so much. >> we went out to dinner a few times and it was the first dinner -- dinners i can remember in a last time where we would
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have a conversation. >> hear what other big changes occurred during her text-free week and whether should should try it.
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all righty, we're coming up on "prime news" with mike galanos. oh, it's just grisly. that's the one word i can come up with news today. >> yeah. when you're talking shaniya davis, 5-year-old little girl. we know she's been identified and her mom is accused of selling her for sex to open the door for her death, murder. we're still trying who could have killed this cute little 5-year-old girl. we also have 911 calls from the mom. at this point with the accusations that we see, they're all lies -- >> right. >> she knows what happened. you can't believe it because it's so emotional, the call is. >> we'll go over that. take your calls on it. 1-877-tell-hln is the number. how about this story, a teacher in st. george is accused of putting out a hit on a student. interesting story here. the teacher, this is from the student's side, called her outside, are you gay? they get into a verbal altercation. a couple of days later it sounds like the teacher says joeshging
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about this but asked the student to take care of things for him. put a hit on this other student. we have both sides lined up on this one. take your calls, 1-877-tell-hln. i want to hear from you on this. sarah palin. she continues her media tour promoting her book "going rogue." i'm going to be joined by joy behar, host of "the joy behar show" 9:00 eastern on hln. let's face it, joy behar is not a big fan of sarah palin. i'm going to ask her, is she winning you over in any way? we will start it from there. you see the new cover of "newsweek," have you seen that? >> no. >> sarah palin in running shorts. she took a picture of "running world" magazine and "newsweek" cherry-picked that photo and put it on the cover of the magazine and blast sarah palin in the magazine as well. we will talk about that with joy behar. call in, 1-877-tell-hln's the number. e-mail, cnn.com/primenews and hlntv. i heard an interesting
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question, canshsarah palin, can make a comeback? i thought interesting question. i wonder how it will be addressed. thank you, mike. we want to get news and views you that we're just getting in here, pictures here for you of a crane crash. this is a couple of residential streets in santa rosa here are going to be closed for most of the day while crews remove this large crane. it fell into a home and split it in half during an attempt to remove a large tree from the yard. look at that. trying to remove a tree, your house gets pummeled. the weight of the tree apparently was more than the crane could handle. the crane toppled backward and crashed into that home. boy, what a mess there. at this point, haven't gotten word that anybody was hurt which is the good news. you know how much time teens spend texting their friends. imagine what would happen if you tell them they can't do it for a week. 14-year-old brittany kurin says during that week, her grades improved, she got a lot of sleep and her mother said she felt
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like she got to know her daughter again. brittany says the hardest part was making plans with friends because most of them only communicate through texting. a senate committee is hearing testimony today from people who want banks to change the way they impose overdraft fees. consumer advocates say the fees hit young people and the poor particularly hard. they say last year bank fees more than doubled to nearly $24 billion, and nearly half of those involved overdrafts. winds gusting to 95 miles per hour are pounding oregon's coast. sustained winds of 55 miles per hour and higher are expected before this storm is all done. the winds and rain have battered western washington state. meanwhile, as well, they eased up a little bit. floodwaters are receding in some areas after yesterday's flooding and mudslides. this could go down in the dumb criminals files. police say they caught a teenager selling marijuana door-to-door. how they nabbed him makes the
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