July 30th, 2013
11:13 AM ET

Washington Deals with Landmark Vandalism

The National Cathedral is one of four DC landmarks vandalized in the past few days and so far, one person is in custody in connection with one of the crimes. However, authorities are still investigating whether that same person is responsible for the rest, and there are still a lot of unanswered questions, CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

On Monday, cleaning crews spent the night scrubbing green paint off an organ and a wall inside two National Cathedral chapels.

Police arrested Tian Jiamel and charged her with defacing property. A law enforcement source says the 58-year-old woman was found carrying a green paint can when she was arrested.

It is still unknown if the suspect is linked to the vandalism of three other DC landmarks in recent days. On Friday, authorities discovered green paint splattered on the Lincoln Memorial

Authorities then discovered what looks like green painted symbols on the statue of Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian. Adding to the mystery, green paint was discovered on a statue of Martin Luther at a DC church, a day before the National Cathedral incident.

Officials are still investigating whether the vandalisms are linked, or if these are copy cat crimes.

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July 30th, 2013
10:53 AM ET

Weiner's Poll Numbers Tumble

As support for Anthony Weiner continues to erode and calls for him to drop-out of the New York City mayoral race increase, Weiner continues to ignore them, CNN's Rosa Flores reports.

Weiner's poll numbers dropped from first to fourth place in a new Quinnipiac Univeristy poll that was conducted after a new round of lewd internet chats were revealed.

"I am going to leave this to the people of the City of New York to decide. Period. End of conversation," says Weiner at a Flushing campaign stop.

Despite all, he continues campaigning across the city, finding supporters at every stop, and making it clear, he is fighting for every vote he can get.

Weiner has also been sending his supporters emails asking for their vote, and their money, because as you know, campaigns are expensive, adds Flores.

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July 30th, 2013
10:33 AM ET

Series of Explosions Rock Gas Plant

Last night, powerful explosions rattled windows 15 miles away and sent huge plumes of fire into the sky just before 11:00pm ET at the Blue Rhino facility in Tavares, FL near Orlando.

The full scope of the devastation will not be known until today when crews can survey the damage, CNN's Alina Machado reports.

One after another, explosions went off, and they were so big and loud they could be seen and heard for miles. The inferno lit up the night sky, and the danger so great, officials forced residents a mile away to evacuate.

Dozens of emergency responders raced to the scene to treat the injured, while firefighters fought to put down the flames.

Plant officials have accounted for the two dozen employees working at the time, at least seven were taken to area hospitals. There were no fatalities.

"The employees were able to escape and scatter because the fire was not in the main part where they were working," says John Harrell, Lake County Sheriff's office.

Blue Rhino is a company that supplies small propane tanks used for backyard barbecues. Officials in Florida say there were likely 53 thousand of the 20 lb cylinders at the plant at the time.

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July 30th, 2013
10:10 AM ET

Mick the Dog Learns to Walk

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," Mick the dog.

The baby Boston Terrier was born with swimmer puppy syndrome, which means that Mick' legs were splayed out to all side. He couldn't walk, stand or even lift his head. Dogs like this often die from pressure on their chests, and even worse, they are euthanized because people don't know what to do with them.

But not the volunteers at The Mia Foundation. They put little Mick through weeks of intensive therapy sessions in the tub to strengthen his legs. They hung him in a harness multiple times a day and even taped his legs together to coax them into the right position. Finally, after all that time and dedication, Mick learned to walk.

He is not 100% yet, but he gets better every day, and when he's ready, he will be adopted and have a normal life. The people who helped Mick are sharing his story to show what is possible with a little time and effort.

To support The Mia Foundation, go to themiafoundation.com.

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