May 23rd, 2014
01:20 PM ET

Vet Becomes Citizen After 50 Years

On Monday, Mario Hernandez was waiting to meet with immigration officials who would determine if he would be granted U.S. citizenship.

Hernandez is a special case as he came to the country seeking asylum from Cuba when he was only nine years old.

He joined the army during the Vietnam War, raised his family here, and worked as a federal employee.

The entire time Hernandez thought he was a U.S. citizen only to find out fifty years into living in this country that he wasn't.

Well, here's good news and a happy ending.

Now he is. Hernandez  was granted citizenship on Wednesday.

"My wife and I are both elated," he said on "New Day" Friday.

"We’re so happy. I have so much to be thankful for. I really appreciate the people who supported us."


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May 23rd, 2014
01:08 PM ET

Colbert Jokes About Spying on Blitzer

John King showcases a joke by Stephen Colbert on how the Obama administration should consider spying on Wolf Blitzer.

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May 23rd, 2014
10:44 AM ET

Girl Abandoned in Cemetery Meets Rescuer

An incredible reunion 18 years in the making.

In 1995, a baby was abandoned hours after birth as a woman anonymously called 911 and reported the infant had been left in a cemetery.

Charlie Heflin was a volunteer firefighter who found the baby and saved her life.

That little girl, Skyler James, is now all grown up and just graduated high school.

In a touching surprise, she was reunited with her rescuer for the very first time at her graduation party this past weekend.

On "New Day" Friday, James said moving forward she plans to stay connected to Heflin.

"We plan to keep communicating with each other and keep in touch. We don't want to lose connection again."



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May 23rd, 2014
10:32 AM ET

Get Your Memorial Day Weekend Forecast

A severe weather outbreak is rolling across many parts of the country and the extreme weather is making life miserable for holiday travelers.

Severe thunderstorms, lightening and flash floods are threatening millions from Wyoming to Texas.

Will this weather last through the holiday weekend though?

Here's a sneak preview:

memorial day weather

CNN's Indra Petersons has your forecast above.

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