June 13th, 2014
11:56 AM ET

Sky-Diving with Bush 41 at 90: 'He Reminded Me of a 10-Year-Old on Christmas Day'

Watch Sunday: CNN will air "41ON41," a film about President George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, based on interviews with 41 people who know him best, at 9 and 11 p.m. ET Sunday, June 15.


What's it like to sky-dive with former President George H.W. Bush?

"It's quite amazing," described retired sergeant first class Mike Elliott, a man who's jumped with Bush 41 twice now.

"Just this feeling of honor to have such an American hero strapped to you ... It's a feeling of American pride."

Elliott has over 9,000 parachute jumps under his belt and he accompanied Bush 41 Thursday as the 90-year-old celebrated his birthday with a 6,000 foot sky-dive in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Bush welcomed his 75th, 80th and 85th birthdays in the same way.


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June 13th, 2014
11:19 AM ET

A New Type of Kickball for the Visually Impaired

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff,"  an organization in Georgia brings the sport of kickball to the visually impaired. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Check out Beep Kickball.

The ball beeps, and the bases buzz.

Kick the ball and run to the buzz before the fielders find the beeping ball.

It's a simple concept that has big meaning for kids otherwise excluded from an important part of growing up.

"The sport itself, it gives the kids a lot of confidence," said Melissa Allen, co-founder of Cobb County Beep Kickball.

If you have #GoodStuff news, let us know.

You can reach us on Facebook, tweet to @ChrisCuomo or@NewDay using #NewDay, and submit your story on iReport.

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Photo of the Day: Happy 90th Birthday, President George H. W. Bush!
June 13th, 2014
11:04 AM ET

Photo of the Day: Happy 90th Birthday, President George H. W. Bush!

On Thursday, President George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, was sky-diving to celebrate his 90th birthday.

In today's photo of the day, we see a portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama with Bush and his wife Barbara.

The message "Happy 90th birthday, President George H. W. Bush!"  was shared from Michelle Obama's Instagram account. 

If you have photos you'd like us to consider for our picture of the day, send them our way.

Post on Facebook, or tweet to us @NewDay using #NewDay.

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June 13th, 2014
10:53 AM ET

See Chris Christie, Jimmy Fallon Dance Around Testy Issues

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bust a move on late night TV.

And the New Jersey Republican danced with "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon around testy issues such as the George Washington Bridge controversy, which has cast a shadow over the Republican governor and his administration, a potential run for president, his weight, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's shocking primary loss.

Fallon, on his NBC late night talk show Thursday, asked Christie to consider a hypothetical situation in which the Garden State governor were to run for the White House in 2016 against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

"Do you think you could  beat her?" asked Fallon.

"You bet," Christie answered.

"In a dance off," Fallon asked.

"That’s what I was talking about. What were you talking about?" added Christie.

In a segment titled, "The Evolution of Dad Dancing," Fallon and the Republican governor appeared alongside each other, in a riff on how someone's dad might dance at a birthday party. Both Christie and Fallon wore khakis and blue golf shirts. They grabbed their belts and demonstrated dance moves like "Don't Make Me Turn This Car Around," "The Passionate Elliptical" and "This Bridge is Closed'."

"You're a pretty good dancer," Fallon said.

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