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change? what happens now? >> you move on, have fun. >> legally. are you legally going to change it? where are you in the process? >> oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. you can find out everything. you know. yeah. definitely. >> ron artest. >> thanks, don. nice speaking to you. >> nice speaking to you. i've got say, interesting character, ron artest. never at a loss for words. all right, thank you for joining us. we're at the top of the hour. i'm don lemon. we're going to start with this. police in oklahoma. guns drawn. hunting down an escaped murder suspect storming any and every location he might be. this is the man they're looking for. this is shaun bosse. authorities say he kill add woman and her two young children and set the mobile home on fire with the victims inside. the sheriff described to me how
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bosse was able to escape. >> bosse overpowered two of our jailors. he escaped by taking one of the jailers' vehicles. we know he has numerous friends and acquaint answers up here. that's where he was seen. we're getting numerous calls of him being spotted but as they are coming in we're sending deputies and troopers to these locations. >> on now to eastern north carolina, large wildfires have prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in 29 counties. 69,000 acres have been burned. it started two months ago from lightning. even though it's 95% contained the fire requires huge amounts of water to keep it from spreading. >> another fire near gulf shores. it's contained. it began as a small fire at a camp ground that grew to hundreds of acres due to dry and
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windy conditions. now to arizona, the largest wildfire is now 77% contained. that's according to affiliate kgun in tucson. the wallow fire. it covers 150 square miles and it's still growing. across the united states today, gays, lesbians, buy sexuals, transgendered people and their supporters turned out in large numbers for annual gay pride parades. if events are always hopeful affairs but today's parade in new york city had a little extra flair. today in new york, legalized same-sex marriage. governor andrew cuomo was instrumental in getting the
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marriage approved. >> i believe new york has sent a message to the nation loud and clear. it's time for marriage equality all across the country. new york for many years -- new york for many, many years has served as the progressive beacon for this country, and passing marriage quality, i think, advances the entire discussion in terms of social justice. and i am so proud and honored to be the governor of this state signing this law into effect. >> even though same-sex marriage is a done deal in new york state, some top republicans are reaffirming their opposition to the idea. >> i stand for the proposition that marriage is between a man and a woman. i think what we know is that ultimately you have all the various laws and the various states.
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there'll be a conflict if someone from pennsylvania or new york for instance moves to a state where marriage is between a man and a woman, will these marriages be recognized. ultimately it will go to the courts. >> i'm not a fan of same-sex marriage. it's not something i support. i believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. that's my view and that would be the view of my state because i wouldn't sign a bill like the one in new york. >> president obama and vice president biden meade today with republican and democratic senate leaders, their goal, getting negotiations on the debt ceiling back on track. congress has until august 2nd to raise the ceiling or the u.s. will start defaulting on its loans. bipartisan talks to address the problem, it broke down last week over the issue of tax hikes. >> we've got more revenue than we ever have, we don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. the government is doing things that we can't do well. we're wasting billions of
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dollars and we're not going to address that waste and the fraud unless we have to. >> you cannot achieve what you set out to do if you say it's just about cutting. it has to be about increasing the revenue stream as well and there are many things you can do in terms of, again, special interest tax loopholes that the tax code is rampant and full of. now, let me just remind all this talk about tax cuts in the bush years, the republicans said that tax cuts will produce jobs. they didn't. they produced a deficit. >> well, this story sounds outrageous, aet 5-year-old woman who's wheelchair bound asked to remove her adult diaper during a tsa search. her daughter is mad and she is speaking out. this is all caught on tape. not only will you see this played out but i ask you what she was thinking.
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it's affected thousands of people as well. let's go right now to cnn's jim spelman. it still looks pretty bad but they're hopeful it won't get any worse right now. >> reporter: yeah. hey, don. take a look. the river has stopped rising. look at what it's brought with it. block after block, neighborhood after neighborhood, mile after mile of this kind of devastation, and this is right at the edge of the flood zone where homes have only taken on a foot or two of water. you go a half block down any of these roads water is nearly up to the roof. 4,000 homes, we understand, flooded. 12,000 people already evacuated. a few lucky ones who have billed small dikes around their homes on the edge they might be okay, otherwise it's serious devastation. the good news as you mentioned is the water's not going to come up any higher. the bad news is it's going to stay above record flood levels for at least a week, maybe longer. i think that's one of the things that as residents have peered down the street, sighing if they
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could get something from their home or seeing their fate, that's been the hard part. it's stopped rising but it will be so long before they can get back into their homes and try to rebuild their lives. the number of victims killed in an amtrak crash in nevada has risen on six. >> got hit be a big ball of fire comes in. jumped tout window. >> reporter: you jumped out the window? >> yes. i saw fire. the train was moving. i thought it wu going to tip over, but it didn't tip over. people came flying out of the train. >> a tractor trailer truck skidded some 300 feet before hitting a train at the crossing. that was on friday. 28 people are unaccounted for. which may include people who never boarded or people who got off on earlier stops. the train with 218 people onboard was headed from chicago to california. more complains of an such
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paddowns by the tsa. this time the passenger isn't a kid but an elderly woman who was forced to remove her adult diaper. she said security nations asked a 95-year-old mother who was in the wheelchair to remove her diaper so they could complete a full search. it happened last weekend. jean weber says her mother was detained for 45 minutes. the pair were heading to michigan so they could be with her for the final stages with her battle for leukemia. >> they said they felt something suspicious on her leg and they couldn't determine what it was so they took her into a closed room that was private, and i was left outside and they came auto and told me that it had something to do with her depends, that it was wet and it was firm and they couldn't check it thoroughly, she would have to remove it. and i was -- i said i don't have
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an extra one with me. they said this isn't a problem. she said that she could not complete the security check without the depends off. >> here's the tsa's response. quote, for every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, tsa work os with passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner. we have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure. police don't like citizens getting directly involved if they see criminal activity because it can be incredibly dangerous. she wu so young when she saw three young men shoplift three cases of beer from a wall part where she was shopping she leaped into action literally. she chased them outside and journeyed on their car before they sped away. they didn't get far before the police caught up with there.
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hang on. that's her. and the police catching up. i asked herr what was she thinking. >> i was just reacting really. i was mad. i saw these kids walk in there, walking out with beer, you know, and i asked -- or told the cashier, do something, do something. and, you know, people are standing around. they were all waiting in line to check out so they heard me telling her and saw me pointing at them and no one was doing anything. so when it became obvious that walmart couldn't do anything, i just told her, you know. watch my purse and me basket and i took off after them. >> you weren't afraid that you could get hurt by the car, they could have beat you or they would have had a weapon of some type? you didn't thing about that? >> no. when i first saw them, they looked fairly young. i was thinking 1, 18 years old. my kids' age, you know. when confronted by an adult, my kids are going to stop, yes,
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sir, no, ma'am. these kids had no fear whatever. >> we're showing the video of them getting caught. did they drag you for a little bit it looks like on video. >> yeah. when i opened the driver side car door. he took off and i had a hold of it. i did a face plant into the asphalt. that's where the black eyes bruised nose, everything. >> you've got some breaking news for me you haven't told anyone else. that is -- >> i received a facebook message from family members of the sylvester boys. you know, they apologized to me from the family. they said we're really, really sorry you had to go through this event but we're thankful for what you did, we're thankful for their action and that i deserve whatever punishment they get. they deserve to be in jail right
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now and have to pay for what they did. they were wrong, and i told the family member, thank you, thank you, thank you. i felt bad. i feel for the family. everybody's affected by this. your community is affected. their family right down the line and i want to say thank you for that family for reaching out to me and letting me know that they felt like i did the right thing. the william sisters are back in action and they look like merge's best look at wimbledon. we'll be joined from london in just a minute. but first major league baseball player and high school students joining forces to help those in need. steve perry went to camden, new jersey, to find out what's going on. it's saturday morning in camden, new jersey, and these teens gathered as a drug addiction facility but it's not what it sounds like. they're here to help, here to make this a better place. what makes you want to give back
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because you're a young kid. >> i'd rather not be in the streets all day. i'd rather do something productive. >> this is a rough neighborhood for sure. why here? >> it's not about where. it's who needs the help and when they need it. >> they're here as part of the action team. it's a program that was created eight years ago by the major league baseball players trust and volunteers of america. major leaguers and high schoolers come together so they can encourage young people to make a difference in their communities across the country. >> do you feel like what you're doing here is going to make an impact. >> yeah. everything you do makes an impact. it helps one person or helps a thousand. >> it isn't always, you know, giving money. sometimes it's giving time. >> what do you want the kids to get out today? >> you know what? i think they've already gotten the message because they here. you don't have to be a major baseball player or an athlete or anything to be a good role model in your community. >> we take players off of their
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fellows? what do we got going on here? >> football? >> yeah, i'm not saying anything. >> mike manning. >> and eli manning. >> i've got some news for you. this, unnecessary roughness. >> oh, yeah? well, i didn't hear a whistle. >> and i don't see a flag. >> they said justice was a team sport. >> well, i guess that's what happens when two of the top quarterbacks if the nfl have time on their hands. they become crime busters. but there are more signs of progress in the labor talks that may get the manning brothers back on the football field and
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hopefully soon. we're joined now from london. let's show -- there's a cover of s.i., right there. "golf's new era." i know you're there covering women billionton. but what do we hear on the labor front? are we closer to getting the manning brothers back to their day jobs? >> i think to the disappointment of viral videos, they're getting closer. we seem to be moving away from courtrooms and lawyers. now it's going to come down to dividing a pie and what i hear is it's better than 50/50. we're going to have meetings this week. 48% revenue for the players which sounds like a reasonable compromise. still a lot to get done, but it's definitely beater place than it was a few weeks ago, no question. >> let's move on and talk about tennis. you are halfway through wimbledon. any big surprises? >> no, not really. it's actually gone pretty
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smoothly, and that usually bodes well for the second week. you know, it's always fun when you have a big crashing upset the first couple of days. we didn't have that. andy roddick lost. that's about as big as it got. the williams sisters, nadal are still in the draw meaning things will heat up the second week. >> let's talk about the americans. how are they doing? can the william sisters make a run at the title after missing much of the last year? they're the best hope for america. >> they are the best hope for america, and, really, they're what's keeping us afloat. there's one male left in the draw, but, no, it's looking like the williams sisters. they looked a little rusty when you think that a cup of them, serena hasn't played in the last 11 months, venus, about six months. they needed a couple rounds to shake the rust off. all of a sudden, they're looking great. if either won, it wouldn't be surprised. >> let's come back here to the u.s. you were listening to the interview with ron artest. he's a colorful character.
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people thought we were fighting. but we tweet each other. that's how we talk. it's like, hey, man, don't come out here and talk to me like that. what do you think of him changing his name? >> he's actually on a comedy tour this summer. carolyn's marquee. if it was anyone else, you'd roll your eyes. with ron artest, anything 's next. that brawl is a seminal moment. dmoijt how he expects that it would not be shown. he's won a title, made some donations. he's one of those guys that keeps things interesting. a few things he does, you roll your eyes. a few years ago he was going to change his name to true warrior. changing his name to metaworld peace, that's coming around.
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>> he goes by the beat of a different drummer and he's his own person. you can follow wimbledon at si.com and it's open source ten is blog. joe jackson, the legendary father of michael jackson talks about his son on the second anniversary of his death and he is also responding to criticism he received during an interview with me just three days after michael died. i'm supposed to re. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 it's beach homes or it's starting a vineyard. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 come on ! tdd# 1-800-345-2550 just help me figure it out tdd# 1-800-345-2550 in a practical, let's-make- this-happen kind of way. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 a vineyard ? schwab real life retirement services is personalized, tdd# 1-800-345-2550 practical help that's focused on making your retirement real. open an account today and talk to chuck tdd# 1-800-345-2550 about setting up your one-on-one consultation. tdd# 1-800-345-2550
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i had chance to speak whiz father joe jackson and we got into some pretty tough topics. take a listen. so mr. jackson, i want you to take a look at you and i on the red carpet two years ago and then we'll talk about it. >> the last couple of days, i know it's been really tough for you guys. >> and? it has been really tough. remember, we just lost the biggest star in the world. i want to make this statement. this is a real good statement here. marshal and i, we own a record company called -- tell them. >> it's truly about blu-ray technology and that's his next step. >> what do you think when you see that, mr. jackson? >> i don't think nothing about it because blu-rblu-ray, it don exist. as soon as it happened, it went out of business. it's no big deal to me. >> this was only three days after michael's death. >> i don't care if it's a minute after michael's death.
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listen. i am -- the blu-ray does not even exist as a record cord with the same guy i was talking with, you know. that don't even happen. what i am here now is promoting the things that i'm doing now. >> what about the children? how are they? >> the children are fine. they're fine. they're going to acting school and prince is taking up martial arts and all that stuff. and blanket. he's just happy. a happy little kid. he wants to be a producer or something. but, yeah, you know, they're fine. >> mm-hmm. people have talked about your alleged treatment of michael jackson, some of the family members, even him, said you were abusive in the sense that you pushed them too far. is the -- >> don, don, don, don, i know what you're trying to do. i ain't going there. everybody back in those days abused -- they didn't abuse the
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kids. they whipped the kids when they did wrong. now, you can't do that these days because if you whip a kid now, they call 911 on you. but if you don't train them to be right toward people and how to conduct themselves when they get young, if you don't do that, you're going to have some kids in prison. time to check the headlines now. venezuelan president hugo chavez has popped up after having had surgery. he has a pelvic abscess. chavez sent out a series of tweets friday from cuba which was the first public comment from him in 12 days. he's expected to return home to venezuela in about ten days. right now a manhunt is on for an accused murderer on the loose in oklahoma. here's what officials are saying there. that shaun bosse escaped from custody, overpowering two
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jailors and taking a dispatch car. police say he has been spotted in the area and officers are tracing every lead. bosse is accused of killing a woman and her two children and burning the mobile home with the victims still inside in 2010. a school bus accident in pennsylvania has entered at least 25 people, some of them children. it happened almost three hours ago in the harrisburg area. at last word, that interstate that you're looking at there, 81 northbound remained closed. we're not sure what caused the school bus to roll ore, but another car was involved in the collision. our affiliate whtm reports that the bus belongs to the chum berland valley christian school in chambersburg. an unexpected twist in the casey anthony murder trial. after what was supposed to be almost a full day of court saturday, the judge call as recess until monday morning. we'll break it down next.
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the caylee thoernlt murder trial resumes monday morning. the number one question is why it was abruptly karen selled.
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the sudden recess over a, quote, legal issue sent the speculation machine into overdrive. i want to bring in drew. he's become a regularly. he's covering the trial. thanks for joining us. let's listen to what the judge said saturday and then we're going to talk. >> as both sides concur that a legal issue has arisen unrelated to the issue that we talked about, the first thing this morning dealing with the doctor that would necessitate us recessing for the day. >> drew, any insights into the legal issue that the judge cited there? >> nobody's talking, and we really don't know. when we came out of the courthouse, the lawyers had nothing to say. also the court file that contains a transcript of everything that was said in closed-door meetings is sealed by the judge, so we really don't know what was said. i'll tell you what we do know. when court opened yesterday, the prosecution was complaining it
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had just been given new expert testimony by the defense, and it said that it was a violation of court rules because all expert testimony has to be filed with the court months before this trial. they went behind closed doors. casey anthony was back there. the court reporter was back there. but when they came back out, they said it was a separate issue. something new came up, something legal as you just heard and after 45 minutes behind closed doors they recessed for the day. a really big mystery right now as to what was happening. >> casey's mother, cindy anthony, front and center last week and talking about chloroform. listen, drew. >> in march of 2008, were you doing any types of searches for any items that might include chloroform? >> yes. >> do you recall denying that you made any searches for how to make chloroform? >> i didn't look up how to make chloroform. i looked up chloroform.
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>> did we cover whether or not you did a search for the word shovel? >> no. i wouldn't need to look up the wor word shovel. >> do you recall denying that you searched for the words self-defense? >> yes, did not search for self-defense. >> household weapon. >> dmoitd search for household weapons. >> neck breaking. >> did not search for neck breaking. >> okay. did she help her daughter's case? >> you have to think that would be initially a victory for the defense. of course, the key here is going to be work records, whether or not she, the prosecution, can prove that she was at work. the records that we've seen so far indicate that she was. she testified that just because the work records say that doesn't mean that. she was a salaried employee. she could leave at times. she would have overtime and her boss would allow her to leave. i imagine the prosecution is scrambling to subpoena her records and go back to her place
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of employment, try to prove, some kind of paper trail to prove she was actually at work on those days. >> okay. more testimony. let's listen. >> i was very angry at my mom. i was also angry at my sister. i mean i was angry at everyone in general that they didn't -- that they didn't want to include me and didn't find it important enough to tell me, especially after i had already asked. i was very hurt. >> casey's brother lee on the stand front and center this past week as well. real tears? crocodile tears? were people buying it in court? >> it seemed like very real, very emotional testimony talking about not being brought to the
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hospital when casey -- caylee anthony was born. he said he was very hurt by that. i think what the defense was trying to show here, a family dysfunction, a history of keeping secrets and not telling each other things because in opening statement they said abuse and family dynamics is what caused her to baflkly act like nothing had went wrong after her daughter drowned t31 days when she was out partying. that's what the defense is trying to use to explain this. so i think the testimony went to this dysfunction within that family. i'm not inside lee anthony's head so i can't tell you what he was thinking. from what i heard while i was in court it seemed to be true testimony. >> thank you, sir, again. it's billed as the ultimate party weekend, the essence music festival will take over new orleans next week. straight ahead, the magazine's editor in chief will give us a preview of this year's headlines. ood feast for $15. start with soup then have salad and biscuits followed by 1 of 7 delicious entrees
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oh, yeah. independence day is not just about patriotism in new orleans. it's also about powerhouse performs at the essence music festival.
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we call it the festival or the fest. you know you're going to have a lot of fun. this is fun from last year that we're looking at. this year's festival is now a week away and the managing it tore of essence.com is right there. you see him, getting ready to go down to new orleans. i know we ask you this every year. some people may not get it. why do you do music? >> well, you know, music is so important to the essence brand. we cover black women on the cover of the magazine but it really is the soul of what black culture is about and so we started the music festival 17 years ago as a way to celebrate music. you know, it's fourth of july weekend. it brings 400,000 black people together to celebrate music, to celebrate black women, and to celebrate being the best that we can be. >> and also people of really all ethnicities who want to have those people as buyers of their products, right?
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so. >> absolutely. >> you get major stars. who's going to be headlining this year's lineup. >> friday night is usher, saturday night is kanye west and sunday is mary j. blige. >> i have not heard of any of those three people. let's see. you say mary j. blige, usher, and kanye west. i'm going to have to google them. that is -- i mean those are some huge headliners. this is serious stuff. >> and then in between, don, i mean we have jennifer hudson, fantasia, charlie wilson, chaka kahn, and new edition is going to be reuniting at the essence music festival on sunday night. >> there's been some controversy. some are complaining some of the speakers don't embody that theme, in fact, just the opposite. two of the speakers are tammy roman and another from
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"basketball wives." here's a clip. >> i'm saying [ bleep ]. >> you're a. [ bleep ] >> no, no, no, no, no. >> [ bleep ]. >> tammy, tammy. >> [ bleep ]. >> can you see why, you know -- when you see these images -- i know "essence" is a positive, the fest is supposed to be a positive thing. can you see why it concerns some people? >> i see the point. i think the thing that's been misconstrued here, the theme of our essence empowerment experience is about transformation. what we do is we bring thought leaders and entertainers and educators around the country here to talk about different topics so we are doing reality tv and black women panel, but we're also talking to dr. cornell west, tavis smiley, reverend al sharpton, sewsofia
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nelson as well as tamara mcmillan. yes, we're having this tv discussion but that's just a small part of the bigger picture that's happened at the essence music festival >> andist's always a good event. as you say, you have to talk about it, discuss those issues about those women and all of that. that's the best way to get it out there. and improve it. >> absolutely. >> so, listen, thank you, emil. as someone who's from louisiana, i want to thank "essence" for making a commitment to new orleans. i don't have time to talk about why you did it but i know you do it in part because you think it's important and it's an important city. so thank you and i look forward to seeing you next week, okay? >> great. thank you so much. coming up i'll talk with actress miro sore vena about the worldwide plague of human trafficking. >> let me tell you one fact. the world on drugs spends more than all the money than all the
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human trafficking is a huge problem wherever, including the united states. the statistics are staggering. worldwide, 800,000 people are snatched every year and forced into slave labor. it's also a money maker. it's a $32 billion industry, but there are people working people hard to stop it. one of them is the award winning actress mira sorvino. i asked her if she was stunned to learn just how serious this problem has become. >> yes. and you know, the idea of 800,000 people a year is misleading because those are just the people just being brought into it right now. i mean some estimates put the number of people living as slaves across the globe at over 30 million people. so those are just the new recruits. and actually here in the united states, we have a really gigantic problem of our own young people, american kids, being trafficked for sexual exploitation. so basically children being bought and sold for sex on the
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streets of america. anywhere between 100,000 to 600,000 a year. >> people think, this is an overseas problem, it doesn't happen in the united states. but they would be wrong. >> right. you know, we've been doing this blue heart campaign for the unodc, that's the agency that i am the goodwill ambassador for at the u.n. and it is a global problem. every country in the world has trafficking in some form of another. either they are a transit country, destination country, or a source country and some are all three. and we are all three here in the u.s. and the fact that it's our own children we really need to wake up and we have this gigantic problem that i've only recently really begun to understand to its full extent. our state harmonize with our great federal laws that concern trafficking and protect trafficking victims. they see any person under the age of 18 who is in commercial exploitation -- commercial sexual exploitation is
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considered a trafficking victim of the severest form of trafficking, whether or not they were coerced. however, our state laws see kids in prostitution as criminals. many of our state laws. moat of our state laws. when your beat cop arrested a prostitute and finds out they're under age, they treat them as a criminal, they book them, they send them sometimes to juvi, sometimes to adult jail. they're not seen as a victim. >> tell us about the blue heart campaign and trust fund. >> yes. this is one way that if you care about human trafficking and your heart is breaking for the millions of men and women and children around the world who are living in slavery because that's what it is, it's slavery. the word "trafficking" misleading because you think of it crossing borders, objects being moved around. no, these are people who are living as slaves. can you do something. even with the amount as small as a dollar. there's something called the u.n. voluntary trust fund for the victims of human trafficking. countries can donate to it, individuals can donate to it.
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corporations can donate to it and it gives money directly to go to victims of human trafficking to assist them. it goes to ngos around the world. any ngo who's been an ngo for longer than two years in their country can apply and it gives them grants to help more people. let me tell you one fact. the war on drugs in one month spends more than all the money that is spent up to date by the united states government in all of its domestic and international programs on human trafficking. in a decade. in a decade of work, we have spent as much as one month as the war on drugs. these are human beings living in abject misery. and let's wage a war on slavery and let's be modern day abolitionists and really, really step up. >> cnn is going "in-depth" into the problem of modern day slavery. stay tuned next hour in just a few minutes here for a documentary on young women and girls bought and sold for sex in
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nepal. actress and activist demi moore joins the cnn freedom project to present "nepal's stolen children." that's coming up in just a few minutes, 8:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. i want to tell you, the producers are going to be taking your questions and comments live. check our twitter site or website and you can see where to send your comments. stay with us. your top stories are just ahead. we're thinking about them. a couple decades ago, we didn't even realize just how much natural gas was trapped in rocks thousands of feet below us. technology has made it possible to safely unlock this cleanly burning natural gas. this deposits can provide us with fuel for a hundred years, providing energy security and economic growth all across this country. it just takes somebody having the idea, and that's where the discovery comes from.
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i don't have cooties, i promise. >> good. yeah. a lot of flavor. >> there i am. mooching a bite of a steak taco from a new friend and never met that woman until then. she didn't get it at a fast food joint or sit-down restaurant. she got it off a food truck and they are everywhere these days. they're quick, they're cheap and the food is often gourmet quality. really. all you have to do is -- to find them is use facebook or go to twitter and they'll tell you where they are. here's a twitter page for the tamale queen. they send constant updates about where they're going to be and when. we decided to head out and hit a few trucks at lunch time.
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>> i got chicken. >> i have a barbecued porch sandwich with chips and sweet pickles. >> cupcake. >> you're not eating a cupcake. >> i will next. >> how do you follow it? >> facebook is a good place to get updates on where trucks will be. >> we are a current ad agency so we monitor the social media. >> i'm going to do a taste test. are you worried? >> no worries. >> why? >> no worries. because our food is the best in the whole wide world. >> wow. that is really good. wow! look at all these people chowing down. >> i can sneak out without my boss knowing. >> it's definitely a break in the routine that you get out after rut, should we eat here today. >> tired of heading to the mall every day. so it's something new. something different. >> we do bring our lunch except for friday because the food
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trucks are here. >> i brought my lunch today but i ended up coming here instead. i caved. >> what do you think? >> i just wish i had a table. let's check your top stories. african union is set to negotiate peace talks in libya but there is a key peace missing. libyan leader moammar gadhafi. it's not clear who will represent libya in the talks or when they'll begin. earlier this month the united nations declared gadhafi a legitimate target. that followed more than two months of nato-led bombings in libya. the flooding in minot, north dakota is not expected to get any worse than it is now. the swollen source river has krefed and will slowly recede over the next week. up to 4,000 homes have been flooded to some degree representing one-third the city. residents have been ordered to boil their tap water before drinking or cooking. now that vice president joe biden's budget talks have collapsed, president obama is getting directly involved

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