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Explosions Rock Damascus; Gunfire In Georgia School; Was DiMaggio Hannah's Father?; Beginning His Defense; Bradley Manning Sentencing; White House On "Weed"; Dr. Oz To The Rescue; Interview with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg; Google: NFL Deal?

Aired August 21, 2013 - 06:00   ET


CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN ANCHOR: That's it for "EARLY START." Time now for NEW DAY. Take it away, Chris and Kate. Good morning.

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: You say -- so well at saying that with a straight face. I love that.

ROMANS: Just the facts. Just the facts. Just lay them out.

BOLDUAN: All right. Christine, thank you. We'll see you in a bit.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: All right. Check the clock. It's almost the top of the hour. That means here on "NEW DAY, time for your top news.


CUOMO: Breaking news. Graphic footage just released. Syria accused of using nerve gas on its own people. How will the U.S. respond?

BOLDUAN: Grade school scare. Children fleeing for their lives. New details this morning on the gunman and the hero administrator who talked him into surrendering.

MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: TV exclusive. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg one-on-one. His next new revolutionary idea revealed right here on NEW DAY.

CUOMO: Your NEW DAY starts right now.

ANNOUNCER: This is NEW DAY with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira.


CUOMO: Good morning, everybody. Listen, the good news is, after today, there is less work week ahead. That's all you need to know. Welcome to NEW DAY. It is Wednesday -- that makes sense -- August 21st, six o'clock in the east. I'm Chris Cuomo.

BOLDUAN: And I'm Kate Bolduan. We're here with news anchor, Michaela Pereira.

PEREIRA: Good morning. BOLDUAN: And we do have that big TV exclusive today.

CUOMO: That's right. Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, notoriously press shy, doesn't do a lot of interview. So, what made him come out of his shell? That's the question. The answer is something big to be sure. But what could be bigger than what he's already done, right? He's already got a billion people. Guess what? It's five times as big. He's going to tell us about it. A little bit of a surprise something he gives us at the end of the show.

BOLDUAN: Not any of his stock. Just warning.


CUOMO: Yes, lots of stock.


BOLDUAN: We're also following many other headlines this morning, including new details on that shocking story out of Oklahoma. Two teenagers now charged as adults accused of killing an Australian exchange student simply because they were bored. This is front page news in Australia. Many in the country angry at the U.S. And we're going to talk to one politician there calling for a boycott on the U.S.

PEREIRA: Also, take a look at this. This is Dr. Oz helping to save a complete stranger's life in the middle of New York City. It's not a stage shoot for a TV or a TV show. It actually happened. He jumped right into action and, of course, it seemed to be all caught on tape and a woman is likely thankful that he came to her rescue.

CUOMO: Absolutely. For those who know Dr. Oz, not a big surprise he was there when people needed him.

BOLDUAN: We'll get much more on that, but first, let's get to some breaking news overnight, we have brand new video from Syria this morning that's really hard to believe and hard to see, but incredibly important nonetheless. Rebel forces, they say hundreds are dead or injured and they're accusing the Assad regime of using chemical weapons in a new attack. The Syrian government though is denying the allegations.

If these reports are true, it has serious implications for the United States. The Obama administration has said the use of chemical weapons would cross a red line. So what happens now? We have live team coverage overseas and in Washington. We're covering the story like no other network can with live team coverage.

Let's start first with Arwa Damon live from Beirut. What's the latest you're hearing, Arwa?

ARWA DAMON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: You know, those images are so hard to watch and those aren't even the worse of it. It's absolutely horrifying scenes of video showing the bodies of lifeless children, of doctors trying to desperately resuscitate others.

I just spoke via Skype with a doctor who says he is in Syria, we cannot independently verify that. He said they're really struggling in very primitive conditions. They are unable to attend to all of those who are suffering the side effects of what he is also saying was a chemical attack.

They look Atroprine and oxygen. Another young man who was with him described himself as being a field medical, a lot of volunteer medics, if you'll remember, throughout all of this. He was describing the symptoms that he personally felt. He said he initially lost vision and then he lost all feeling in his body, and at one point, he collapsed.

Now this is not the first time that we've heard claims of chemical weapons being used in Syria. It is, however, the first time that the death toll from any of these alleged attacks has been this high. Hundreds reportedly were killed.

CUOMO: Arwa, thank you for the reporting. To be sure we're not even showing the most graphic of the images. We're trying to be sensitive to that. The other sensitivity becomes what does it mean for the United States? What's going on in the ground, there had been the position stated by the U.S. government that use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government would prompt military reaction. So what do these reports about people dying from what appear to be chemical agents mean?

CNN chief national correspondent John King is joining us from Washington this morning. The obvious question, John, is what more will it take before the U.S. has to face its own ultimatum?

JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Chris, we've seen the administration's caution of this. Let me start by trying to track down some reaction for you this morning. I reached out to State Department, Pentagon and the White House so far no official reaction. I did talk to one official though who said the administration was aware of the media reports and other traffic. That normally means incoming from the Pentagon or incoming from the intelligence, things they've seen overnight in the intelligence community.

This official told me no official United States confirmation that chemical weapons were used, but the official went on to say if it is true it would be, quote, "further evidence of unconscionable brutality by a desperate man and a desperate regime." Now you mentioned the red line. Remember, it was back in June when the administration did reach the conclusion that it was reasonably certain that chemical weapons had been used in the past by the regime.

That's when it decided to be more open and to give some more direct aid to the anti-Assad rebels. The question now is if you have an escalation by the regime on this scale as Arwa just described and you see these images, and again, these are not the worst images, would the administration do something more. There had been calls from John McCain and others for a no fly zone. The administration says that's a nonstarter. They've been trying to get the Russians to bring about some diplomatic conference that has gotten nowhere. The administration says because Russia simply won't budge. The question is the president himself spoke to this months ago saying this would be the red line. When it was crossed once they did something relatively modest, most people would say, to help the anti-Assad opposition if there's proof of this, if this turns out to have documented evidence of this, a lot of pressure on the president -- Chris.

CUOMO: The pressure to do what will be the big question. John King, thank you very much, we'll stay with you on this.

BOLDUAN: Back here at home, an unimaginable day of horror for 800 schoolchildren. This morning we're learning more about the 20-year- old convicted felon who walked into an elementary school near Atlanta Tuesday armed with an AK-47. He barricaded himself inside and soon bullets began flying.

David Mattingly is live from Decatur, Georgia, this morning with the latest. Good morning, David.

DAVID MATTINGLY, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Kate. The kids at this elementary school will be returning to class today, but not in the building that they were accustomed to. They'll be meeting at a nearby high school, not coming back here today because of a case that was made so frightening by what could have happened.


MATTINGLY (voice-over): Hundreds of kids, ages 4 to 10, running for safety, as gunfire erupts in their school. Inside 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill, armed with what police say was an AK-47 and a number of other weapons takes office workers hostage and tells them to call a TV station with a chilling message.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I've never experienced anything like this. He wanted us to start filming as police die.

MATTINGLY: The gunman fired at police, maybe a half dozen times. Officers returned fire when one office worker convinced him to surrender.

ANTOINETTE TUFF (via telephone): I told him my life story and he put his weapons down and I told the police he was giving himself up.

MATTINGLY: Police searched the suspect's car for explosives. Children had to be escorted from buses away from the school as a precaution before being reunited with their anxious parents. Now in police custody, Hill faces charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Parents complain of a lack of communication. Most say they heard it on the local news.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: After they put the kids on lockdown and secured the kids, the parents should have been called immediately right then and there. MATTINGLY: There are new fears about security from parents deeply shaken by what could have happened.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We have a button to push to go in and you're supposed to show I.D. and it aggravates me.

MATTINGLY (voice-over): Are you going to let your daughters go back to school?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't want to. I want to home school them.


MATTINGLY: We're learning that the alleged shooter, Michael Brandon Hill, was actually arrested once before in a nearby county, again on making terroristic threats and terroristic acts. We don't have any more details about that case, only that he was released on $1,500 bond at the time. Sheriffs' deputies there were not able to tell us exactly what the courts were able to decide about him after that, but authorities here in DeKalb County are telling us that he was a convicted felon. So something like this possibly happening in his past before -- Chris.

CUOMO: All right, David, obviously there's a lot of attention to detail as the fallout continues, the parents understandably terrified. One of the interesting things here is that while this man seemed to have a different plan than other school shooters same basic formula, someone fallen off the grid, had a lot of access to weapons raises a lot of questions.

Later in the show, we're going to debate what does this mean we keep having the gun violence in schools? Are there ways to keep our kids safer? We'll take that on.

But right now, we want to talk to you about what we'll call a bizarre development in the abduction of Hannah Anderson. The sister of suspect James DiMaggio is asking the Anderson family for DNA tests. DiMaggio's family believes he may have fathered Hannah and her late brother Ethan. Zoraida Sambolin is following the story for us. No one saw this coming.

ZORAIDA SAMBOLIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: So many twists and turns in this story. After suspect, James DiMaggio died it was revealed that he left behind $112,000 in life insurance money to the family of his alleged victims. It will go to Bernice Anderson, Hannah and Ethan's paternal grandmother. The DiMaggios are not contesting the policy, but they are now asking for paternity test to determine if James DiMaggio is the father of Hannah and Ethan.

Overnight, a painful twist to an already tragic story, Laura DiMaggio, sister to Jim DiMaggio, the man accused of kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and murdering her mother and younger brother now requesting DNA samples from both Hannah and her brother. The reason according to a family spokesman, she wants to know if DiMaggio was actually the children's biological father.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There have been a lot of rumors about whether or not Jim might be the father of either or both children. We find it strange he's left all this money without any explanation.


SAMBOLIN: That money is from a life insurance policy that named Hannah's paternal grandmother. It reportedly is worth around $110,000. Jim's sister was reportedly the beneficiary up until 2011.


ANDREW SPANSWICK, FRIEND OF JIM DIMAGGIO (via telephone): Expected the grandmother to use the money to take care of the two children. He stated specifically he didn't want to give it to either parent because he didn't trust them.


SAMBOLIN: DiMaggio was described by Anderson's father, Brett, as a platonic family friend to the Anderson family, referred to as Uncle Jim, in an interview with NEW DAY while Hannah was still missing. Hannah's father was asked about the relationship.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He basically became like part of our family, but we were just very good friends. There was nothing ever to show any indication of this.


SAMBOLIN: Insurance agents say if DiMaggio's policy was in order his alleged crimes should not impact the payout so Bernice Anderson could receive a check within 30 to 45 days. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department now says DiMaggio used a timer to set the fire to his house where Hannah Anderson's mother, Christina, and brother Ethan were found dead. It should be noted CNN also reached out to the Anderson family for comment about the latest twists in the case, but we have not heard back.

BOLDUAN: All the while it makes the recovery for their family probably that much more difficult.

SAMBOLIN: No doubt.

BOLDUAN: All right, Zoraida, thank you so much.

There is a lot of news developing at this hour so let's get straight to Michaela for the latest.

PEREIRA: All right, guys. Good morning. Good morning to you at home, in the news, firefighters are making good headway against the massive Beaver Creek fire in Idaho. They say they're cautiously optimistic about their fire fight and are hoping to get evacuees back in their homes the next day or two.

In California meanwhile, a fast growing rim fire has now closed the main road in and out of the Yosemite National Park. That fire is threatening some 2,500 structures.

Accused Fort Hood shooter Army Major Nadal Hasan begins his defense today. The big question, who if anyone will he call to the stand and will he himself testify? He's being tried on 13 counts of murder and 32 accounts of attempted murder at Fort Hood, Texas, base.

It is sentencing day meanwhile for convicted Wikileaker Army Private Bradley Manning. Prosecutors have recommended a 60-year sentence for the former intelligence analyst found guilty of the biggest ever leak of classified military documents. Manning has apologized for his actions and has pleaded for leniency. The military judge will announce her decision later this morning.

CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta changed his mind about medical marijuana, but will the president? This question of whether that reversal has made the president rethink his own position on legalizing weed came up in a question at Tuesday's White House briefing.


JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON: I don't think I've ever predicted this was the question you were going to ask me. So I really wasn't in the potpourri category of questions for this one. I have to confess I did not see the Sanjay Gupta column that you're referring to so it's hard for me to comment on it at this point.


PEREIRA: In that column, Dr. Gupta, who was the president's one-time choice for surgeon general apologized for misleading the public on the effects of marijuana and also explored the subject in his CNN entitled "Weed."

Popular daytime TV host, Dr. Oz, meanwhile putting his medical skills to great use after a taxi jumped the curve at New York's Rockefeller Center hitting several people. Dr. Mehmet Oz and his staff were working nearby, actually a block away and ran over to help. Dr. Oz fixed a tourniquet a bystander applied to one of the victims. He credits the man who turns out as a plumber with saving that woman's life. We'll have more on this story coming up later on our show.

CUOMO: You see where the taxi wound up? There are so many people there.

PEREIRA: Such a congested area.

CUOMO: Lucky it wasn't a lot worse.

PEREIRA: Absolutely.

CUOMO: We have news for you, also weather news for you. Indra Petersons is keeping track on the latest on the forecast. Good morning, Indra.

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: We've been waiting for a big change in the southeast and slowly getting there. We're going to take any piece of good news we can at this point. First, I want to show you the water vapor loop kind of showing you all the moisture that we've been seeing, by now you're probably used to this but the moisture fueling into the southeast.

There is a hint of a change. The stationary front causing all this rain is in place creating about one to two inches of rain, but it will start to dissipate. Rain not out of the forecast as we go through the weekend, but instead of more of the heavy rain you get the typical afternoon thunderstorms that we usually see this time of the year and that's a good news.

The new story is going to be another cold front making its way through the great lakes so today a chance for some severe weather, going to be looking up through portions of upper Michigan, Wisconsin, through Iowa and eventually the cold front will make its way through the great lakes by tomorrow and pushing all the way to the mid-Atlantic. With that some showers along the way. That's the bad side of it.

The upside of it pretty big, we're talking about heat advisories in Minnesota yesterday, but as this guy makes through we're going to be talking about 70s so showers is a kick, but pretty much brief showers. Some could be heavy at times but check this out this is Friday going into the weekend, say good-bye to the 80s. Zoraida was complaining, but I'll take it.

BOLDUAN: All right, Indra, thanks so much.

CUOMO: All right, we're going to take a break here on NEW DAY. When we come back, we have our interview with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg. Question, what do you do when you've already connected 1 billion people around the world, what could you do to top that? Wait until you hear what Mr. Zuckerberg plans to do next in our broadcast exclusive.

BOLDUAN: Plus Google reportedly meeting with the NFL. Is the internet giant ready to shell out $1 billion or more to start broadcasting football games?


CUOMO: All right. Welcome back, everybody.

Turning now to our NEW DAY broadcast exclusive.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn't do a lot of interviews, and when you're worth $17 billion and running the world's largest social media network -- let's face it -- you don't have to do much of anything you don't want to do. But the Facebook founder invited us to his headquarters in Menlo Park, California, because he does something he wants to do, something very big, and by big, e means nothing short of world- changing.


CUOMO (voice-over): When you visit the Facebook campus, you get the sense that anything is possible.

MARK ZUCKERBERG, CO-FOUNDER & CEO, FACEBOOK.COM: We want the campus to feel like a little -- a little city or village.

CUOMO: And now, Zuckerberg wants to make the entire world like the Facebook campus in a way, by providing Internet access to the entire world. The idea is called Its target: the 5 billion people around the globe without access to the Net.

ZUCKERBERG: I mean, here, we use things like Facebook to share news and catch up with our friends but there, they're going to use it to decide what kind of government they want, get access to health care for the first time ever, connect with family hundreds of miles away that they haven't seen in decades.

Getting access to the Internet is a really big deal. I think we're going to be able to do it.

CUOMO: And the word "we" is the key word here because this isn't just about Facebook. Zuckerberg has done something extraordinary to achieve the extraordinary, reached out to the biggest players in social media and mobile data, aka his competitors in part, to work together.

(on camera): How did those calls go?

ZUCKERBERG: It probably varies.

But I mean, in general, these are companies that we have deep relationships with and have worked with on a lot of things for a long time. So this kind of came out of a lot of the discussions that we had.

CUOMO (voice-over): So a team of the best in the business is coming together but for a task this size, uniting five times the global presence Facebook has already, it's going to take a lot more.

(on camera): What about the how? Like how do you do this? How developed is the plan?

ZUCKERBERG: You know, we have a plan, a rough plan for what we think we're going to need to do to pull it off, and, of course, the plan will evolve over time and we'll get better ideas. But, you know, if you look at the trends, I mean, data is becoming more available to people. Apps are getting more efficient to run. There are new business models to help more people get online.

CUOMO: It's also good for Facebook and these other companies, right, because mobile access to the Internet is where your business lies, right?

ZUCKERBERG: You know, if we were just focused on making money, the first billion people that we've connected have way more money than the rest of the next $6 billion combined. It's not fair but it's the way that it is. And we just believe that everyone deserves to be connected and on the Internet. So we are putting a lot of energy towards this.

CUOMO: People see you as somewhat of a comeback kid right now. Forget about the kid now but it's a phrase. That, you know, you took some lumps and found a way to come back.

Are aware of that? Do you feel that in yourself that, like some people thought it wasn't going to happen, that you had had your run but look at me now? Do you get a sense of that?

ZUCKERBERG: Yes. You know, we've always just focused on building something great over the long-term. Right, so everyone at Facebook, I -- I just tell them, you know, come in and try to make the biggest impact that you can have and if we keep building a service that people love and that more and more people use every day which we seem to be doing pretty well at, then we're going to be fine over time and that's our focus and in terms of building the company.

CUOMO: Hard to do when you hit the bumps in the road though, right? It's a great message when everything is OK.

ZUCKERBERG: Especially important when you hit the bumps.

CUOMO: So, we're not trying to connect the world to the Internet. You have to run one of the biggest companies and when you want a distraction from that, you've decided to take on the easy task of immigration policy and the United States. Why are you wading into those waters?

ZUCKERBERG: When we were first talking about doing this, a lot of people actually were worried that it was going to be a problem for Facebook, right? And I just decided, I think that this is too important of an issue for the country. I mean , there are 11 million undocumented people who came here to work hard and contribute to the country.

And I'm -- you know, it's -- I don't think it's quite as polarized as people always say.

CUOMO: What would be your advice to people in D.C. who are trying to balance these two almost diametrically opposed positions. One is immigration policy is about what you're talking about. Let's bring in our human potential. And the other one is, let's find a way to get them out.

How if you had to enter that, this is your new team, you have to make these Democrats and Republicans come together, what advice do you think you'd have that's not going on down there now?

ZUCKERBERG: Well, it's -- I can't really tell anyone how to legislate. I mean, that's -- everyone understands this stuff way better than I do. So, you know, my goal in this is just to try to help support folks who care deeply about getting this done, on both sides, and hopefully we can make a difference. CUOMO: In terms of the politics of it, you think it's just important enough where you're going to do it anyway.

ZUCKERBERG: Yes. I mean, I think there are some things in life that if you believe that it's such a big problem, you just stick your neck out and try to do it, right? And I mean, a lot of people think that it's going to be really challenging to connect 5 billion people, too. It is, but I think it's one of the biggest problems of my generation to get everyone in the world to have Internet access.

And when, similarly, you know, 11 million undocumented people -- that's a lot of people whose lives we can improve and make the country stronger.

CUOMO: Good luck with everything.

ZUCKERBER: Thank you.

CUOMO: You're not even 30 yet. You're doing great. You're doing great. Good luck with everything.


CUOMO: Also, a very interesting source of new engineers for companies like Facebook. There's a lot of human potential there that gets lost in the country right now, it was a big point of his.

And also, you have to look at the savvy. We see it with his idea of He's reaching out to companies that sometimes his competitors.

On immigration, his ideas sound lefty about, you know, paths to immigration and citizenship. But the first thing he's asking for is tighter border security. The politicians he's embracing, Chris Christie. Later today, he's meeting with Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio is going to visit the campus.

So, he's a very savvy guy, you know, hoodie and all.

BOLDUAN: You know, I wanted to ask you, did he give a time frame of when he thinks this is possible because it sounds -- it sounds -- I'm talking obviously about the Internet access.


BOLDUAN: But it sounds like a great idea. It also sounds like a good business plan for a guy running an Internet company. But it seems really far out there.

CUOMO: Yes, he sees that.


CUOMO: We were playing with the idea of what's the time line, is it months? Is it years? How many? His idea is it has to be done and --

BOLDUAN: So, it doesn't matter the time.

CUOMO: You don't set the time parameter. You put everything in place to make it happen and there's no reason to upset a goal just because it's going to be hard to attain.

And, certainly, look, very often what do we say, altruism is about motivated self-interest, right? And here, people around the world need Internet access. Of course they do. We saw what happened with the Arab spring, the power of the Internet, social media.

But this is also about expanding the marketplace. They can go hand in hand. That's OK.

BOLDUAN: It's good.


PEREIRA: Interesting conversation -- oh, wait, what?

CUOMO: Look at this. So, after the interview, look what I got.

PEREIRA: No way. Is that a hoodie? Is that a Zuckerberg hoodie?

CUOMO: This is a Mark Zuckerberg hoodie. I didn't like buy this in Target or something. Try to pass it out.

BOLDUAN: Is it actually one of his?

CUOMO: Yes, it is. I ripped it right off his body. It was an ugly fight.

On the inside, it has the Facebook logo, "Making the world more open and connected".

So, he question is; do I wear it? Do I directly put it on eBay to pay for the Cuomo college fund?

I'm going to have to ask Christine Romans for best advice.

BOLDUAN: I don't think this is going to fit you.


BOLDUAN: I think this is going to be a little tighter on you.

CUOMO: Oh, it will fit me. When he handed it to me, I thought he was going to offer me a job. I said, am I going to get a job? He said, you have no skills.

BOLDUAN: Nice interview, Chris. That's really great. We're going to hear more about that.

And on that note, let's get to "Money Time." Christine Romans is here with a surprising next move for another tech giant.

Is Google looking to get into business with the NFL? ROMANS: Imagine Google and the NFL Sunday package, a meeting between the two. According to the tech Web site All Things Digital, Google's Larry Page met with Roger Goodell. The topic would or could Google buy the rights to the NFL Sunday ticket package. That's all you can eat subscription deal on DirecTV right now. The DirecTV deal ends in 2014.

So, this discussion came up, according to All Things D.

Imagine, wouldn't that have been an interesting entree for Google into the TV business.

CUOMO: And what would that cost?

ROMANS: A billion bucks, maybe more. It makes sense right now that the NFL is trying to drum up support because it's got a contract that's going to be expiring. But an interesting combination. It would mean interesting foray for Google, changing, really television is changing.

BOLDUAN: Yes. Talk about a game changer.

ROMANS: Absolutely. Do you have that NFL Sunday package you can watch every minute of every game, eight games at a time, the widow maker on Sundays?

CUOMO: I can't handle it. I just watch my Jets, they lose. I get depressed.


BOLDUAN: And then he cries, he goes home. Hello football season.

ROMANS: Anyway. We'll see, maybe just a chat, maybe just a beginning of the conversation, but certainly interesting to see the NFL reaching out to Silicon Valley companies like that, especially Google, world's most you -- know, America's most popular sport and the world's most powerful Internet company. It could be an interesting conversation.

BOLDUAN: Absolutely. Thanks so much, Christine.

CUOMO: It's got to happen. It's got to happen. It's the future. Eventually, everything is going to wind up having some digital things. We'll be watching two screens at once.

We know it. It's just a question of how.


CUOMO: Christine Romans with a knowing grin. We know what she's doing today, little investment decisions.


CUOMO: We're going to take a break here on NEW DAY. When we come back, climate change, another massive issue. They say we're causing it, is it real? According to an international panel of scientists, grave consequences could be coming. We'll take you through it.

BOLDUAN: Also coming up, is Senator Ted Cruz eyeing the White House in 2016? A lot of people are questioning whether he can legally run, and a lot of people are putting that to rest.

Also, why the Texas lawmaker tells CNN we are in the middle of silly season in politics, ahead.