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Germany Sending International Team to DC; Anti-NSA Rally in Washington Today; Barney's Accused or Racial Profiling; Senator Cruz Gives Big Speech in Iowa; Sarah Palin Returns to Spotlight; Freeze Warnings for 12 States; MacNeill Trial: Mistress Takes Stand; College Football And World Series In The Headlines; Eleventh Ranked UCLA At Second Ranked Oregon Tonight; San Francisco Versus Jacksonville In London Sunday; Grambling Football Players End Boycott; Cheerleading Team Benched; Apple Rolls Out Thinner, Faster iPad; Zakaria Talks To Author Malcolm Gladwell; Family, Students Mourn Teacher's Death; Saudi Women To Defy Driving Ban; Markets Rise On Weak Jobs Report; Gas Prices At Lowest Level Since January
Aired October 26, 2013 - 11:00 ET
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FREDRICKA WHITFIELD, CNN ANCHOR: Hey good morning, and soon to be afternoon, to everyone at home.
Here are the top stories we're working on right now, a huge rally expected in just moments in Washington D.C. not over Obamacare or the government shutdown but spying. The fallout over reports the U.S. snooped on 35 world leaders -- many of them our allies.
Plus the New York Police Department and a high end department store are under fire. Two people are suing police and Barney's Department store for racial profiling claiming they were targeted after buying big ticket items.
And the government shutdown damaged the reputation of some politicians on both sides of the aisle but not this woman right here -- Sarah Palin. How the 16-day stalemate is proving to be a rallying point for the former vice presidential candidate.
An intelligence team from Germany is preparing to come to the U.S. after claims that NSA spied on foreign leaders. Those claims have sparked sharp criticism of the U.S., German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this week it has severely shaken relationships between Europe and the U.S.
Jim Boulden is live for us right now in London. So Jim, what is the latest from Germany on this?
JIM BOULDEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well Fredricka some of these details are still coming out and we're being told now that it will be soon that the head of the German Domestic and Foreign Intelligence Services will head to the U.S.
I think you can say it's a bit like the head of the CIA or the NSA and Homeland Security. The equivalent in Germany coming to Washington to meet with the same I would have thought same level of individuals in the U.S. The idea of being here I think really interesting Fredricka is what the Chancellor of German -- the German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a few days ago is this isn't going to be some no-name European Union delegation. This is going to be country-by-country to look some of the Americans in the eye, to really, really make the point how unhappy the Germans specifically are. We might see the French going another time as well.
The point being this isn't about a wishy-washy EU delegation. This is very much about these countries saying if you spied on our leaders we want you to see you face-to-face and we want you to tell us you're not going to do it again -- Fredricka.
WHITFIELD: So Germany is very clear on their response. What about some of the other countries I know you mentioned France but how about beyond that?
BOULDEN: Yes. Well every day seems is another country is deciding to bring the U.S. ambassador and hauling them in. So Madrid yesterday, the Prime Minister Rajoy of Spain said that the U.S. ambassador will be called in. Even though Spain said they had no proof at all that there was any spying allegedly going on in Spain.
You know there is some people who say well you know they are using this as a political football if you will to help them domestically. And there may be the case a little bit because obviously countries spy on each other. The difference here is this idea that possibly monitoring the leader's cell phones. That's seems to what's taken this and ratcheted it up to a new level here in Europe -- Fredricka.
WHITFIELD: All right thanks so much, Jim. Appreciate that. Keep us posted.
So here in the U.S. protesters are gathering in Washington, the nation's capital, to rally against the NSA's surveillance program. Erin McPike is in Washington for us now. So Erin, Edward Snowden isn't at the rally but protesters will be hearing from him in what shape or form?
ERIN MCPIKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well Fred, he made a statement specifically endorsing this rally and this rally will be the largest rally yet against this kind of mass surveillance from NSA. I want to read part of his statement to you, endorsing this rally. He says "Today no telephone in America makes a call without leaving a record with the NSA. Today no Internet transaction enters or leaves America without passing through the NSA's hands. Our representatives in Congress tell us this is not surveillance. They're wrong."
So the message of this rally, the thing that we're going to be hearing over and over again when it gets under way here in about a half an hour is "stop watching us".
Now I would point out that the administration has made clear that this has been a big headache for them and they understand why people are upset. President Obama has said he has ordered an internal review of our surveillance capabilities to make sure that we're doing what we need to do and not more than what we need to do and just last night Hillary Clinton addressed this very controversy in some remarks she made to Colgate University.
I want to play what she had to say because she makes clear that this is a big challenge walking this fine line. Take a listen.
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HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: Trying to go up to the line of what is appropriate surveillance and security measures and not over the line is something we need to have a full comprehensive discussion about. Because what we need to do to keep ourselves and our friends secure, people need to know about it. Maybe not in all of the details because we also don't want to alert adversaries but in enough detail so people can say, ok, they're not really listening to my conversation when I you know call home and talk to my daughter or whatever.
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MCPIKE: Hillary Clinton also suggested that there needs to be a broader conversation about surveillance in the United States and outside of it and then that conversation hasn't begun yet.
So I imagine we'll be seeing a lot more politicking about this in the coming days -- Fred.
WHITFIELD: And so as for today Erin what is expected during this rally. Who is expected to be there? What are the events that are surrounding it?
MCPIKE: Well we -- we plan to see people from across the political spectrum. We have a very conservative Congressman, a Republican from Michigan by the name of Justin Amash who will be here. Also you may remember Dennis Kucinich a very liberal Democrat who ran in a couple of democratic presidential primaries he's no longer in Congress but he will also be there.
One other thing that we will see is giant cell phones. So that will be an interesting visual part of this rally today. But starting pretty soon here. So we'll keep an eye on it for you.
WHITFIELD: Ok and former American contractor Edward Snowden still in Russia after revealing those national security secrets still in Russia but they are kind of at the rally with some kind of ominous presence.
All right Erin McPike. Thanks so much. I appreciate that.
All right tomorrow on CNN's "STATE OF THE UNION," Candy Crowley will talk exclusively to Congressman Mike Rogers about the latest developments on the NSA surveillance. Congressman Roger's is chairman of the House Select Committee on intelligence is at the "STATE OF THE UNION" tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
All right a luxury store is under fire for allegedly racially profiling some of its customers. Two people are suing Barney's in New York. They claim store clerks called the police when they bought big ticket items at the store. Now angry fans are asking rap star Jay-Z to end his multimillion dollar deal with that company.
Our Nick Valencia has the details.
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NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Next month Jay-Z is set to sell a new fashion line at Barney's but a Change.org petition is calling for him to end all partnerships with the New York retailer. That's because a second African-American college student has come forward to allege racial profiling saying undercover officers stopped and questioned her after she bought a $2,500 Celine bag at Barney's New York.
KAYLA PHILLIPS, CLAIMS SHE WAS RACIALLY PROFILED: I had good intentions. I went -- I bought my favorite bag, you know I wanted this bag. I deserved that bag. And then to find out, you know, I'm being accused of using someone else's card, I just really felt demeaned.
VALENCIA: 21-year-old Kayla Phillips came forward after a 19-year-old Trayon Christian made headlines claiming he too was racially profiled after purchasing a Ferragamo belt at Barney's in April. Both shoppers want damages from the store and the New York Police Department.
TRAYON CHRISTIAN, CLAIMS HE WAS RACIALLY PROFILED: Undercover cops on the left side, (inaudible) cloths on stopped me from the left and asked me, I just got a call from Barneys saying your card is not real.
VALENCIA: In a prepared statement Mark Lee CEO of BARNEY'S NEW YORK said quote, "No customer should have the unacceptable experience described in recent media reports. And we offer our sincere regret and deepest apology. We want to reinforce that Barney's New York has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination. Our mission is to ensure that all customers receive the highest quality service without exception."
The New York Police Department says it's investigating the incident. Jay-Z's representatives have not commented but Kayla Phillips hopes they do.
PHILLIPS: When he hears about it or when he gets involved in it, he knows that it's not right and he'll make the right choice.
VALENCIA: And Jay-Z isn't the only star getting caught in the middle of a high end store controversy. "Treme" star Robert Brown filed a lawsuit this week against Macy's. Brown says he too was the victim of racial profiling. He says police accused him of using a fake credit card and detained him back in June.
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WHITFIELD: All right now let's bring in Nick here in the studio. So in general, what are people saying? Clearly a lot of outrage something like this to happen at a Barney's in New York or anywhere.
VALENCIA: Anywhere. And we've seen a lot of people come to the forefront saying they suffered similar incidents that they have been discriminated against as well. They haven't taken the formal steps of filing a lawsuit. But we've seen a lot of postings on Facebook and social media saying listen Barney's does not speak for the hip-hop community. It doesn't have anything to do with the hip-hop community so someone like Jay-Z, a rap mogul, shouldn't back Barney's and shouldn't show the retailer any love.
WHITFIELD: No response from Jay-Z.
VALENCIA: No and he's on a tour in Europe. And some reporters asked him about the Barney's incident. But he wasn't prepared to say a statement. Barney's for their side they are saying "Our customers are -- you know zero tolerance when it comes to discrimination and none of our employees had anything to do with this." They are alleging that so they're trying to sweep this under the rug -- a very embarrassing situation though for that retailer.
WHITFIELD: Very. All right thanks so much Nick Valencia for bringing that to us. Appreciate it.
All right let's get a little time now to find something heavy to wear outside because it's chilly everywhere. The winter weather finally moving in even though the calendar says it's fall.
And Sarah Palin wants to get back into the public eye. Find out what she has planned.
WHITFIELD: Senator Ted Cruz wants to gain momentum in his push to end Obamacare and that's already gotten him a lot of attention these days and everyone is wondering does he have his sights set on 2016? He fueled the rumors last night with a big speech in key election state, Iowa.
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SEN. TED CRUZ (R), TEXAS: One of the things we accomplished in the fight over Obamacare is that we elevated the national debate over what a disaster and what a train wreck and how much Obamacare is hurting millions of Americans all across this country.
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SEAN FOLEY: Another -- another possible presidential bid going to Hillary Clinton. Well she also gave a big speech last night and she was at Colgate University in New York.
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CLINTON: Now recently in Washington we've seen what happens when politicians choose scorched earth over common ground. When they operate in what I like to call an evidence-free zone with ideology trumping everything else. It's not only how that makes us feel here at home. The entire world watches how we make our decisions surprisingly closely. (END VIDEO CLIP)
WHITFIELD: Now of course neither Clinton nor Cruz have officially revealed their plans for 2016.
All right. The 16-day partial government shutdown had a negative impact on a whole lot of people but Sarah Palin wasn't one of them. On the contrary, the shutdown appears to have energized the former vice presidential candidate and given her a new political torch to carry into the 2016 elections and 2014 midterms.
Our national political reporter Peter Hamby has more.
PETER HAMBY, CNN NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER: Fred, like it or not, Sarah Palin is back. As much as the Republican establishment wants her to disappear back into the Alaska wilderness, it's not going to happen.
After laying low for much of 2013, Palin is set to step back into the public arena. In just a few weeks, Palin will be traveling to Iowa to address the state Republican Party. Palin advisors tell CNN that she felt emboldened by the recent 16-day government shutdown, frequently talking to Ted Cruz, the Republican face of the shutdown throughout the stalemate.
The shutdown set off yet another round of Republican warfare pitting the establishment versus grassroots conservatives. Now, this is a fight right in Palin's wheelhouse. She has designs on getting involved in Republican primaries, her aides say, potentially trying to unseat longtime Republican senators like Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Thad Cochran in favor of Tea Party challengers.
She did this to great effect remember in 2010 and 2012 throwing her conservative weight behind Tea Party line Republicans like Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz and Ted Fisher the Nebraska senator.
But does she still have the same juice that she used to? Palin is not likely to run for political office any time soon especially the White House. And Republicans in Washington continue to dismiss her as a side show act. But conservatives running for office in 2013 are practically begging for her endorsement and no Republican facing a primary challenge wants to be on the wrong side of a Sarah Palin endorsement -- Fred.
WHITFIELD: All right. Thanks so much, Peter Hamby.
Four officers were hurt during a violent standoff in California. Police say a man identified as Samuel Duran led officers on a foot chase shooting at them as he ran. Duran then barricaded himself inside a house in Roseville. Family members begged for him to give up. He did shortly after a SWAT team surrounded the house.
Three police officers and an ICE agent were hurt during the chase. One was actually shot in the jaw. ICE agents have been searching for Duran for weeks but wouldn't say why. All right. It's pretty cold out there for a whole lot of people, no matter where you are on the map. Frost advisories in fact and freeze warnings stretched across a dozen states.
Karen Maginnis is in Atlanta's Piedmont Park where folks are usually kind of bundled up with maybe a scarf at most while they're walking their dogs but today we're seeing you with a jacket. It's cold outside. It's really nice.
KAREN MAGINNIS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Yes. It is still chilly out here, Fred. They just finished the puppy parade and they're going to announce the winner soon -- pretty soon. But this is Piedmont Park in the city of Atlanta and they have this farmer's market here -- lots of organics and natural foods and different products. Very fun.
This is second year of their puppy parade. Fred, I know you would enjoy that. Last year's winner was wearing a Chia pet suit. We don't know who the winner is just yet. Hopefully we'll find out and let you know about that.
But yes, all the way from Pennsylvania down to the Deep South, temperatures this morning were running between 10 and 15 degrees below where they should be for this time of year.
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MAGINNIS: Across a large swath of the U.S., the deep freeze is on with this morning's low temperatures dipping into the double digits below average.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's a surprise coming in this early. Still October -- not used to that in these days, you know.
MAGINNIS: Cleveland area residents got hit with an early Halloween trick up to five inches of snow in some places downing power lines and neighborhood trees.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We all have been kind of bored and pacing around because we're used to having our electronics on and then you know --
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We got to talk?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I know. We were forced to all sit in the same room. It was driving us crazy.
MAGINNIS: These winter-like conditions are stretching this morning from parts of the Midwest into the Mid-Atlantic and Deep South with at least a dozen states right now reporting frost advisories or freeze warnings.
The winter-like conditions are also causing treacherous driving on the roads. In South Bend, Indiana, black ice caused several accidents. Fortunately no one was severely injured. But in Saugatuck, Michigan a multivehicle accident turned deadly. Two people were killed including a Good Samaritan after a car slid off the side of the interstate.
Still for some this early sign of winter was a treat -- a chance to fine tune the snowman or hit the links for just one more round.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Got a vest and it's actually made here in Milwaukee. And as you can see here it's electronic so it has coils running through it.
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MAGINNIS: You would have to go back to 1968 to see temperatures quite as cold as we saw this morning across most of the eastern United States. Temperatures are going to be warming up but Fred guess what?
MAGINNIS: There's a big winter storm that's going to be brewing across the interior west --
WHITFIELD: Oh my goodness.
MAGINNIS: -- so we could see as much as a foot of snowfall from western Montana down into the Four Corners. So we bundled up and I think we'll have the winner of the puppy parade coming up here pretty soon.
WHITFIELD: Oh good. You'll have to let us know about the winner of the puppy parade. But yes, winter is definitely here in many places. So we're ready. All right -- thanks so much, Karen.
A mistress to the Utah doctor accused of killing his wife is Friday's star witness. Find out what she told the jury.
WHITFIELD: Testimony at a murder trial in Utah is getting more salacious by the day. Dr. Martin MacNeill is accused of killing his wife, Michele, in 2007. The star witness this week was MacNeill's last mistress, Gypsy Willis. She gave details of her relationship with the doctor.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did the relationship become sexual?
GYPSY WILLIS, HAD AFFAIR WITH MARTIN MACNEILL: It did.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When was that?
WILLIS: I think that was in January of 2006.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And how often were the two of you having sexual relations?
WILLIS: We would see each other about a couple of times a month. There were months when we didn't see each other. It was very casual thing. It's just whenever we had time and it could be arranged.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ok. WILLIS: And it was --
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Go ahead.
WILLIS: -- I think we probably had sex half the time. Sometimes it was just lunch.
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WHITFIELD: Some pretty graphic details. HLN host Nancy Grace has more.
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NANCY GRACE, HLN HOST: Hi. Thank you for inviting me. Lots of twist and turns in the Martin MacNeill facelift murder trial.
Finally we meet Gypsy Willis, the mistress. One of his many mistresses but this particular one he had at the time his wife Michele was found face-up dead in the family bathtub.
The state took a lot of time laying out or solidifying their relationship and he's really feeding Gypsy Willis with a long-handed spoon. It's like feeding a doughnut to a bobcat, you know. You have to be careful or it might bite you.
So he laid out their relationship through text and phone calls. I mean "Who else would you call and text 16, 20 times a day besides your girlfriend?" So he laid out their relationship and then moved carefully to the day Michele was found dead.
And I must say when this jury compares the testimony of the mistress, Gypsy Willis, to who I think is going to be the next witness, Ada, the six -year-old daughter that found her mommy dead, that dichotomy will not be lost on this jury.
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WHITFIELD: Nancy Grace -- thanks so much.
All right. Newly-released documents reveal some surprises in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey -- that investigation. A grand jury in 1999 wanted to indict her parents for her death. JonBenet Ramsey was killed the day after Christmas in 1996.
Three years later grand jurors voted to indict John and Patsy Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in death and being an accessory to a murder. But the district attorney did not file charges saying there simply wasn't enough evidence.
DNA tests later cleared the Ramsey family of the killing. Police in Boulder, Colorado say the case remains open.
All right. Grambling State has one of the most historic football programs in college football but this week it became better known for a protest by its own players. We'll tell you why they boycotted their own game.
WHITFIELD: All right, bottom of the hour. Welcome back. I'm Fredricka Whitfield. There are four things crossing the CNN news desk right now. Number one, he's just 20 years old, but Mexican authorities say Juan Pablo Vazquez is linked to 79 killings. Among his alleged victims, drug carter rivals, a policeman, an exotic dancer and innocent bystanders. Vasquez was arrested on October 8th in Northern Mexico, but authorities didn't disclose that until this week.
And number two, in New York, authorities are investigating a fire that killed three young brothers. The oldest was just five. The youngest four months. Flames tore through their six-story apartment building in the Bronx last night. The boy's mother and two sisters were treated for smoke inhalation. Three other people were injured.
Number three, the man in charge of making sure healthcare.gov gets fixed says the web site will work for most people by the end of November. Jeffrey Zients also said that a Maryland tech company is now overseeing the fixes instead of the federal agency that helped create the site. The site has been plagued with problems since it launched on October 1st.
Number four, a group of high school students from Kentucky escaped a massive fire that broke out on their bus on a Tennessee highway. They were on a field trip to the great Smoky Mountain National Park when a passenger saw smoke coming from the back. Thirty three people were onboard including the driver. No one was hurt. The exact cause of that fire is unclear, but bus company officials suspect a bad alternator perhaps sparked that mess.
All right, a big weekend in college football and game three of the World Series between Cardinals and the Red Sox. It happens tonight. Jared Greenberg I guess is ready with this "Bleacher Report." Lots on tap.
JARED GREENBERG, "BLEACHER REPORT": There certainly is, Fred. The Cardinals have momentum and the rules on their favor as game three of the World Series shifts to St. Louis. The Cards have home field advantage because they have now forced Boston to make a line up adjustment. And as you can read right now on bleacherreport.com, the Red Sox had to elect to either keep David Ortiz in and put him at first base.
He is the most productive hitter despite the poor glove Ortiz will be in there. The National League team has the home game for the next three contests. There is no designated hitter. It could be a liability in the field. However Boston couldn't afford to lose big pappy's big bat, a storyline to keep your eye on.
Huge college football matchup tonight, unbeaten Oregon comes in ranked third in the BCS standings. A loss against UCLA tonight could knock out the high powered ducks out of the national championship race. If you like offense, this one is for you. America sending quite possibly its worst export ever to London, tomorrow the NFL's worst team, the Jacksonville Jaguars play in search of their first win of the season. Couple the rough season with long flight and red-hot 49ers on the other side, it's a real uphill battle for the Jaguars. They are embracing the stage and would love to seize the opportunity with more than just America watching.
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GUS BRADLEY, JACKSONVILLE HEAD COACH: Someone asked me how great would it be to get a victory on Sunday. I think it would be awesome. But more so more than anything for our team I really have grown a great loving for this team and their attitude and their work ethic so they are the ones that deserve it.
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GREENBERG: The Jags have been so bad, how bad have they been? If this game would have taken place during the revolutionary war, King George III would have said you can have America.
WHITFIELD: No, no, no. Potentially, you know, great things could come their way. Keep hope alive.
GREENBERG: A good draft pick.
WHITFIELD: They have to enjoy their stay. This is homecoming weekend for a lot of college universities including my alma mater, go Bisons. They are out there fighting strong and they are trying to hang in there.
GREENBERG: I have been to quite a few games there. The Hampton, big rivalry.
WHITFIELD: Big, huge. Sorry Hampton. All right, thank you so much, Jared.
GREENBERG: Just told America how you feel.
WHITFIELD: I love you Hampton, but I love the Bisons more. What can I say?
GREENBERG: By the way, I went to NHU as well.
WHITFIELD: OK, we'll talk later at commercial break.
GREENBERG: It's not Harvard I promise you.
WHITFIELD: Go Bisons. All right, thanks so much, Jared. Appreciate it.
ALINA MACHADO, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): They boycotted a game and made national headlines but members of the Grambling State football team said they have no regrets.
NAQUAN SMITH, GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY PLAYER: There are many problems that exist and if no one says anything, nothing would become of our institution.
MACHADO: On Monday, Naquan Smith surrounded by his teammates said the team will take the field this Saturday against Texas Southern, a week after refusing to play Jackson State.
SMITH: We did not quit on our university.
MACHADO: This Twitter account belonging to the Tiger's safety shows several pictures of moldy walls and ceilings, broken equipment and flooring. Their caption, see our struggle. The tweets seem to highlight some of the problems detailed in this grievance letter sent to university administrators by the players. The letter lists a series of concerns about the state of the university's football program. It also cites the firing of head coach, Doug Williams, after just two games this season.
EMMETT GILL, STUDENT ATHLETES HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT: The conditions within the Grambling State University Athletic Department specifically football are pretty dire.
MACHADO: Emmett Gill says he toured the university's weight room Tuesday afternoon and saw firsthand some of the problems noted by the student athletes.
GILL: The gap between the haves and the have nots is certainly exacerbated by a lot of the budget cuts that we are facing in higher education.
MACHADO: According to university spokesperson, Will Sutton, Grambling State has seen a 57 percent drop in state funding in recent years. The school has millions of dollars in deferred maintenance so many buildings and facilities are either closed or in dire need of repairs. Sutton says this is the first time they've asked athletics to contribute to the bottom line including a $75,000 cut in the football program.
The university meanwhile could face tens of thousands of dollars in fines for forfeiting last Saturday's game. It's unclear if the football players will be punished, but Gill says players from the bigger programs should take note.
GILL: I think that student athletes and SEC, the ACC, the PAC 12, should take notice that when it comes to standing up for student athletes rights, Grambling State University is ranked number one.
WHITFIELD: All right, thank you so much, Alina Machado.
The varsity cheerleading squad at the Warton School in Texas had to sit out last night's game. School district officials say that's because the cheerleaders put condoms in goody bags meant for the football players. The cheerleaders also got a one-day in-school suspension. One parent said that she thought the incident was just a joke. Apple rolled out new versions of the iPad this week. Straight ahead, we'll find out why Apple has been losing market shares in the computer tablet market.
WHITFIELD: Apple has been struggling with falling iPad sales so in an effort to grab back some of that market share, Apple rolled out a new version of the iPad this weekend in time for the holiday wish list. Here's Karen Caifa.
KAREN CAIFA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Apple has hit refresh on its tablets for the first time in a year. The result is a lighter, thinner, iPad Air.
PHIL SCHILLER, APPLE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT: iPad is delivering a new vision for mobile computing unlike anything that has come before.
CAIFA: The iPad Air weighs just one pound down from 1.4. The screen remains the same at 9.7 inches. The processing chip faster, the same as in the iPhone 5s. An updated iPad Mini will have that same chip plus the retina display of the bigger model. They still lead in the tablet market, but Apple share has been slipping as others enter the mix. Still, tech watchers believe there's room to maneuver.
EVAN NIU, THE MONEY FOOD TECH AND TELECOM BUREAU CHIEF: The tablet market is still a lot less saturated than smartphone market. There's a lot of opportunity there for Apple and everyone at large.
CAIFA: Recent stats from the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that only 35 percent of Americans 16 or older own a tablet leaving first time buyers ripe for picking.
NIU: We know the Apple's platform is stickier and people stay in it more than they do other platforms.
CAIFA: Some Apple users say it would take more than Tuesday's incremental improvements to get them to upgrade.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know what I would want in addition to what I already got.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If there were some kind of capabilities that were far and above what I currently have with my current iPad.
CAIFA: Unlike the iPhone5 reveal, there's no low cost option with the new iPad. The iPad Air starting at $499 hits stores November 1st. The new iPad mini starting at $399 later in November in time for the holidays. Karen Caifa, CNN.
WHITFIELD: All right, a new book by "The New York Times" bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell "David and Goliath" a look at advantages and disadvantages that people have and how those advantages are actually disadvantages. Our Fareed Zakaria talked to him about his thought provoking theory -- Fareed.
FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST, CNN'S "FAREED ZAKARIA GPS": Fredricka, we all know the biblical story of David and Goliath. It's a classic example of how an underdog can win a fight except maybe not. I spoke with "The New Yorker's" Malcolm Gladwell and he had a different take on this age old tale. Listen in.
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MALCOLM GLADWELL, "THE NEW YORKER": The sling that David has in his hand is not a child's toy. It is one of the most devastating weapons in ancient warfare. David has superior technology. Once he decides to break the rules, he's the guy in charge and then there's Goliath with all of these hints in the biblical story of Samuel that Goliath is not what he appears to be.
In fact, this is where rabbis come in. They have been putting this out for years. He doesn't sound like a big terrifying warrior. He's led down on the valley floor by an attendant. He moves really slowly. It takes him forever to figure out that David is not intending to fight him in a sword fight.
And he says strange things as if he is not perceiving the situation properly and all of these have solved the puzzle by saying that he sounds like a guy with a tumor on your pituitary gland that causes over production of human growth hormone, which is why he is so big, but also often has a side effect of constricting neurotic nerves. Goliath can't see.
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ZAKARIA: It certainly turns the tale upside down, doesn't it? It's all part of Malcolm Gladwell's new book "David and Goliath" and he talks about it on "GPS" this week -- Fredricka.
WHITFIELD: All right, thanks so much, Fareed. We look forward to that. And of course, Fareed tomorrow morning on "GPS" at 10:00 Eastern Time in the morning.
All right, we have so much straight ahead for you.
WHITFIELD: Family and friends will say their goodbyes tomorrow to a teacher killed in Massachusetts. Police say one of Colleen Ritzer's students killed her with a box cutter that he brought to school. Alexandra Field joins us live right now -- Alexandra.
ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The question right now, Fredricka, on everyone's mind is what is the motive? The natural inclination here is to try to make sense of a crime that seems senseless, but so far prosecutors have not laid out a clear motive.
Meanwhile, a source close to the investigation tells CNN that reports that Phillip Chism may have had a crush on his math teacher, Colleen Ritcher, are unfounded. That source also says that so far there seems to be nothing in Chism's background that would indicate or foreshadow the kind of allegations that he faces.
Still prosecutors and investigators will spend the next few weeks looking deeply into Chism's background trying to learn anything they can about the 14-year-old student accused of murdering his math teacher with a box cutter -- Fred.
WHITFIELD: Alexandra, how are fellow students coping? What is the school doing? What is in place to help people cope?
FIELD: Fred, there's no play book for something like this, but the high school is trying to provide a supportive community for these kids. They brought in grief counselors. They have reached out to parents. Students had two days off school after Colleen Ritzer's body was found dumped in the woods not far from the high school. Those students returned to class on Friday, but the reality is it is just not the same place that they left on Tuesday afternoon.
Here is how one student put it when he spoke to CNN's Pam Brown.
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COLLIN BUTLER, JUNIOR, DANVERS HIGH SCHOOL: Yes, pretty much just shock, you know, just trying to return to some sense of normalcy, you know.
PAMELA BROWN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Did you know Miss Ritzer.
BUTLER: Yes, I had her in class for a little bit. She was a real nice teacher. I think we all loved her.
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FIELD: Students have been tying pink ribbons around the trees outside the high school in memory of Colleen Ritzer. Calling hours will be held tomorrow evening, a funeral is planned for Monday -- Fredricka.
WHITFIELD: All right, Alexandra Field, thanks so much. Appreciate that from New York.
All right, coming up next hour, our legal guys are breaking down some of the most intriguing cases of the week. Avery Friedman and Richard Herman joining me now for a quick look at what's on the docket. Let's begin with the judge who ordered a new murder trial for Michael Skakel, the nephew of Robert and Ethel Kennedy.
Skakel was convicted back in 2002 of killing 15-year-old Martha Moxley with a golf club. The killing took place in 1975 when they were teenagers. The judge says Skakel's defense was inadequate. So Avery, what's your first reaction to hearing that?
AVERY FRIEDMAN, CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY: Well, 11 years in jail for murder, Fredricka, the judge is inviting briefs on Monday morning on whether or not Michael Skakel gets out of jail. Well, it is an electric question. We have the answers for you and more coming up.
WHITFIELD: And Richard?
RICHARD HERMAN, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: What do I think about that? I think that the judge may be ineffective. I think the judge may have misconstrued the facts, misapplied the law. Maybe the judge should be examined because this decision is ridiculous, Fred, and we will talk about it coming up.
WHITFIELD: All right, look forward to that, Gentlemen. Thanks so much. We know you always hold back. We will see Avery and Richard in the noon Eastern Hour. Plus find out what Skakel's cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has to say about this new development.
All right, risking jail time simply for driving a car, that's what women in Saudi Arabia are doing today, their bold act of defiance, next.
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Saudi Arabian authorities are warning women across the kingdom, they'll be punished if they defy an unofficial ban against female drivers, but some aren't listening and they are getting behind a wheel. It is united protest to pressure the Saudi government to grant women the right to drive.
Mohammad Jamjoom has more on this growing grass roots campaign.
BUTHAINA AL-NASR, SAUDI JOURNALIST: It is not about the driving. It is about control. To remind the women that we are controlling --
MOHAMMAD JAMJOOM, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Women like Buthaina Al-Nasr aren't just emboldened lately. They're more driven than ever to change their society, even though they still aren't allowed to drive in their country.
AL-NASR: There's nothing wrong with women driving.
JAMJOOM: A simple statement the world over, but a rallying cry in Saudi Arabia, the last country on earth where females are prohibited from getting behind the wheel, which is why, Buthaina, a prominent journalist moved to Lebanon. This morning, she takes us along while dropping her eight-year-old son, Hisham, off to school.
She could be arrested for running such an errand in Riyadh. A new movement, the "October 26 Women's Driving Campaign" aims to change all that by urging women to defy the driving ban. It is supported by a growing number of female and male voices. ABDULLAH AL-ALAMI, AUTHOR: There's a group of ultra conservatives here who will try to do anything and everything to prevent women from exercising their rights, be it driving, going to school, working, many, many men that I know, we feel that it is crucial for us to support women who do this.
JAMJOOM: Despite growing pressure, the government has not indicated that it is going to review its position. So numerous women have already taken to the streets and posted videos of themselves driving.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Supporters.
JAMJOOM: Some even receiving signs of support from men in their cars. In 2011, Manal Al-Sharif was jailed more than a week after doing the same. She's as determined now as she was then.
MANAL AL-SHARIF, SAUDI WOMEN'S RIGHTS ACTIVIST: To me, I wouldn't stop until the first driver's license is issued.
JAMJOOM: Manal lives in United Arab Emirates now, but insists things back home are getting better.
AL-SHARIF: When I shift my car from Saudi Arabia to Dubai, I didn't change the plates because I'm planning very soon to take this car driving myself back home to Saudi Arabia.
JAMJOOM: It would be a fitting end to a long journey, but one that will have to wait awhile longer. This road trip isn't over just yet.
WHITFIELD: Right now, it is the end of the day, almost 7:00 p.m., no reports of any women drivers who have been arrested today.
All right, Wall Street was watching the delayed September jobs report this week. Zain Asher explained why a weak report actually sent markets higher.
ZAIN ASHER, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Fredricka, the S&P 500 winning streak continued. It hit record highs on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Investors bet the weak jobs report will mean the Federal Reserve will keep propping the economy with billions of dollars in stimulus. The week stocks ended modestly higher.
The September jobs report was released more than two weeks late because of the government shutdown, 148,000 jobs were added. Unemployment fell to 7.2 percent, the lowest since 2008. But it's declining very slowly because hiring isn't happening fast enough.
Also Conde Nast is ending its internship program next year. No word on why, but the publisher was sued in June by former interns alleging wage violations. The companies are getting hit with intern lawsuits. A judge recently ruled they broke wage laws by not paying interns.
Gas prices dropped to the lowest level since January, thanks to declining oil prices. Demand is weak because people are driving less and the economy is still struggling overall. Analysts say prices could be between $3.10 to $3.20 by Christmas.
Also work until you die, in your retirement plan. Wells Fargo survey says 37 percent of middle class Americans don't ever plan to retire, 34 percent won't retire until age 80. Workers have been dealing with falling wages and people are too nervous to invest in the stock market. That's a wrap of the week on Wall Street -- Fredricka.
WHITFIELD: All right, thanks so much, Zain.