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head or players will never make that move again. >> you like seats? i like to sit really close where you feel like you're interrupting the action. >> knicks, maybe, but we'll see if we can make that happen. >> see you soon. in the "newsroom," i'm don lemon. we'll start with startling information from edward snowden that may now implicate another intelligence agency. the former intelligence worker whose revelations embroider the national security agency in its worst scandal in history. the second agency is accused of spying on communications of foreign dignitaries. just minutes aye away to nick roberts with potential damning revelations. first, other stories making headlines right now. a lot of ex sploeplosions a
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the syrian capital. two bombs and more in just a moment as well. to colorado where firefighters are making huge headway against the most destructive wildfire in history. the black forest fe burning near colorado springs is 65% contained. the progress comes amidst considerable lost. 473 structures destroyed and two people killed. storms in missouri and more could be dumped tomorrow. it was hit hard yesterday dumping as much as 10 inches of rain in two hours. roads flooded, many cars stranded, luckily no injuries reported. violence rocked omaha, nebraska yesterday. four shootings in less than three hours left fothree people dead and two critically injured. it kicked off the world series. one of the three people killed was one of the shooters. overseas in iraq, 11 people
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killed and 70 others wounded in a series of bombings. this is basra. a car bomb explode and four other cities south of baghdad. most of the attacks occurred in shiite areas. loud explosions are rocking the syria capital tonight near dass mass scas. according to a spokesman for the free syrian army, it's not clear who's behind the blast. our reporter saw one of the explosions from his balcony. >> reporter: it still feels like and sounds like there is still fighting going on there. unclear whether it's the syrian military using semi-heavy weapons out there. seems like mortars or artillery or whether the rebels launched offensive on the military base. the reports we're getting, the explosion came from attacks on the checkpoint of the military base or military base itself. you're right. i was standing on the balcony of
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the hotel. all of a sudden, there was a white flash from that area. a gigantic explosion with a lot of fire and big plume of smoke and when all this kicked off. it's become a little less than before. still trying to get to the bottom of exactly what happened. there are different accounts. the area around that military ba base, the military airport, is one of high security. a lot of checkpoints and the road past that is important to the syrian government and they try to control it tightly. it is one they know is a target the rebels want to hit. >> the obama administration has suggested giving weapons to some syrian rebels in retaliation for syrian forces allegedly using chemical weapons. officials say the plan includes small arms, ammunitions and
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possibly anti-tank weapons. how is the public reacting? describing the viewpoints within syria about nations weighing in. >> reporter: the mood here in damascus is still one of defiance. pro government supporters say they are standing by the government. if america wants to get involved in this war, let them come. they are very concerned and the government itself is concerned as well about the possible scale and scope of american intervention and they're waiting to see what moves the u.s. takes next. one of the things that is bolstering the government in damascus is the fact the russians continue to say they are not convinced by the evidence of possible chemical weapons use on the battlefield and the russians have said any weapons deliveries to the rebels would make a peace process very difficult. cnn, damascus. >> fred, thank you very much. meantime, british prime minister david cameron and russian's vladimir putin held a
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joint news conference on syria in london. they have two totally different views on what's happening in syria. listen. believe assad is responsible firing his country apart. and that to end syria's nightmare he has to go. the new evidence this week of how the regime is gassing its people makes that clearer than ever. >> the blood is on hands of both party, both of the parties. there's always a question who is to be blamed for that. who's to blame. i believe you will not deny the fact nat one hardly should back those who killed their enemies and eat their organs and all that is filmed and shot. do you want to support these people? do you want to supply arms to these people? >> russia and syria have a very strong alliance. russia has been one of the leading weapons suppliers for president assad's government.
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president obama is heading to ireland to the g8 summit, ho hosting leaders for the two day summit set to focus on economic matters like taxes and tax evasion. that agenda could be ov overshadowed by free trade talks and the civil war in syria. russia's president says he is no retief. vladimir putin is hitting back at accusations he swiped a super bowl ring, that's right, a super bowl ring belonging to patriots owner, robert kraft. the story is so bizarre we couldn't make it up. the latest on the he said-he said showdown. >> reporter: it was the theft heard round the world or was it? the real story is still a mystery. dis-russian president vladimir putin steal a super bowl ring from new england patriots owner, robert kraft. kraft says yes. >> i'm tremendously humbled by this great honor.
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>> reporter: this is kraft at an event in new york last week accepting the carnegie hall of excellence and bringing up a story that first surfaced in 2005. that's when kraft met with putin in st. petersburg. kraft says he showed putin his shiny new $25,000 diamond encrusted super bowl ring engraved with his name on it when putin said, according to kraft at the gala. he goes, i can kill someone with this ring. i put my hand out and he put it in his pocket and three kgb guys got around him and walked out. so putin swiped it? not according to one aide who said he was a witness. in a statement to cnn, putin spokesman said, wise there when it happened. what mr. kraft is saying now is weird. ire was -- i was 20 centimeters away from him and mr. putin and saw and heard how mr. kraft gave this ring as a 5th.
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kraft said white house officials actually urged him to say it was gift in the interest of u.s.-soviet relations. in a statement back then, kraft said the same. a spokesman for the kraft group says it's an antidotal story he tells for laughs. he loves his ring is at the kremlin and as he stated back in 2005, he continues to have great respect for russia and the leadership of president putin which still doesn't answer the lingering question whether the ring was a gift or a lift. 2005 was the bush administration. and on sunday, we caught up with former vice president dick cheney. >> i don't know anything about it. i just heard a brief blurb this morning. >> as for the ring it's on display at the cleveland library. while kraft dodges the question which is true, was it a gift or did putin take it. putin held a news conference
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with prime minister david cameron. while there were many questions about syria, not a single one about the super bowl ring. the mystery continues. alina cho, cnn, new york. >> thank you very much. the former intelligence worker who sparked that huge nsa scandal has now implicated another intelligence agency. live to hong kong next. it is father's day and one man has written a "new york times" article claiming pot makes him a better dad. we're going to clear the smoke on this one. out of tat's great. ♪ nothing says, "i'm happy to see you too," like a milk-bone biscuit. ♪ say it with milk-bone.
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okay. let's talk abouthis snowden guy and nsa. nobody knows where he is, probably very few. what should happen to him. take a look at him. he learned secret information and learned as a federal employee secrets under the radar government surveillance program and went to the media fully wear of the consequences. ti"time" magazine took a poll a believe more than half believe snowden did the right thing, 54% and 58% don't think he should be prosecuted at all. the white house, the chief of staff said president obama will speak on the issue in the coming
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day, nothing more specific than that. let's go back for a moment to the man who started this entire discussion and debate about government surveillance, personal privacy and security. we have new details emerging right now and this is being published only by the uk's guardian newspaper. it is reporting documents from edward snowden showed diplomats who attended a g-20 summit in london a few years ago were being secretly monitored. nic robertson is our correspondent. it is a very serious revelation, i would imagine. i would think most people might not find this out of the ordinary. what is the big revelation in all of this? what's the take away here? >> reporter: i think there are going to be several takeaways. one is the timing, seems to be timed to em bar rish the british
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government. couldn't come at a worst time, absolutely couldn't. the other revelation will be some of the specific target, setting up a fake internet cafe to trick delegates at this summit to use their computer so e-mail accounts can be hacked, so their keystrokes can be learned on computers, blackberry. 45 people to monitor phone calls in realtime of these delegates and this information to be fed to british ministers in realtime so they can make realtime decisions during this summit about how they deal with it and get the outcome they want. perhaps very embarrassing, again, this will be one of the take away revelations, very careful monitoring of the russian president and dmitry medvedev knowing the russians change the way they communicate. they were listening in on whose phone conversation, targeting the turkish prime minister and
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south africa delegation. perhaps no surprise but the details are going to be some of the takeaways as well, don. >> nic, another summit is starting, the g8 summit. is this revelation going to change the flavor of that summit, do you think? >> reporter: it will certainly sour it. we can expect these leaders to take it in their stride and not to get out front and comment on it. ed snowden started out, in all of this, with his stated intent of allowing the american people to realize how much monitoring there was of their phone calls and their internet activity. he has moved on from that now. this is, it seems, yes, a revelation about information that he has seen, that he can release to the world. but it's not about people, it's not about a moral debate or debate over cyber- -- people's own vish securicybersecurity.
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this is embarrassing governments and seems to have taken a completely different turn. >> thank you. we appreciate that. back to this country, the u.s. government agency that once employed snowden is one of those mysterious groups not many people know about, the nsa. it has a nickname inside the beltway, no such agency. that means the less you know about what goes on there, the more they like it. here's cnn's chris lawrence. >> the nsa's basic mission is to collect and analyze electronic information. but who they are and how they do it is one of the country's biggest mysteries. cia spies have their secrets, so do the men in special ops but they can't compare to the national security agency. >> the nsa is the most secret agency in the country. it's far more secret than the cia. >> the nsa is headquartered in a highly secure section of fort need army base in maryland and
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building a new surveillance center in the middle of a utah desert. there, spread out amid a million square feet of cables, the nsa will capture everything from e-mails to internet search, phone calls and personal data. >> it's designed to hold an enormous amount of communication communications. >> author james ban ford estimates it will store enough data to hold 500 quinn tillion pages. that's a 5 with 20 zeros behind it. if you printed those page, stacked them one on top of another, it would be long enough to stretch all the way to the moon and back 66 million times. a former official who spoke on background to cnn described the nsa as incredibly aggressive. he says, i can't emphasize how fanatical they are about americans' privacy. there's a sign in the middle of the room that reads what
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constitute as u.s. person and then lists a dozen points to consider. >> it's important for people to understand, we're not asking for content. we're asking for information about threats. >> reporter: the nsa's 35,000 employees are an even mix of military and civilians. the former official says the troops are younger. give the agency its energy. the civilian, mostly ma mathematicians provide quote adult supervision and tend to be more socially introverted. the former official said an inside joke at nsa goes something like how do you spot an extravert at nsa? when he's talking to you, he looks down at your shoes instead of his own. >> the former official says it's n not the cia, where they're recruiting agents in corffee shops all over the world. the nsa is set up to be secretive. rarely talk, don't write books
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and has some protections even other intelligence organizations doesn't have. >> chris lawrence in washington. thank you, chris. edward snowden, the man who leaked secrets about the nsa's domestic surveillance programs once worked as a contractor for the agency. can pot make you a better parent? one dad says, yes, it does. we'll explain and he'll explain himself next. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for, because i'm raising two girls on my own. i'll worry about the economy more than a few times before they're grown. but it's for them, so i've found a way. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners, and they matter most to us. ready to plan for your future? we'll help you get there. always go the extra mile. to treat my low testosterone, i did my research. my doctor and i went with axiron,
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okay. so there is this father who sparked a lot of talk over the use of medical marijuana. it's father's day. his name is mark wolfe, a father of three and card carrying medical cannabis patient. he wrote an op-ed piece in the "new york times" to help his pain. his piece elicited several
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opinions including jennifer. both mark and jennifer are joining us from san francisco to talk about this. they're sitting next to each other peacefully. there's no alcohol involved. also here, to add her thoughts on the topic is dr. debbie, who is in new york. welcome to everyone. mark, why did you write -- why do you think it makes you a better parent? >> let's be clear. i don't think it necessarily makes me a better parent. for the record, i do not get high around my kids as a matter of practice at all. what i was trying to accomplish in that piece with the "new york times" was relate with some humor which hopefully came across to people the experience i had what happened when i would come home, whereas i used to have a cocktail upon coming home and kind of check out and withdraw from my children, after i received this prescription for my back, i found myself suddenly much more present and enjoying the company of my children far more than i did when i was drinking and that triggered a
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whole bunch of thoughts in me, for example, what is alcohol doing to families? what about the people that come home and drink wine in front of their children and thereby are sending a very strong message to their kids that alcohol is okay because mommy and daddy do it while those same people are judging or criticizing other parents who happen to be taking cannabis with a doctor's prescription. i'm thinking a big disconnect. alcohol, hopefully we can all agree is far more toxic, far more addictive, to generate child abuse, family dysfunction than cannabis. why is cannabis being singled out. >> jennifer. >> jump in. >> jennifer, you don't seem to agree with that. >> frankly, parents that use marijuana have a much more strongly likelihood to have children that use marijuana at an earlier age. this is because of genetic predisposition as well as problems with the dependence and
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use marijuana around children and watching their parents model the behavior. this might not be a problem. what is going on in the adolescent brain when a child is using marijuana. frankly, the brain is much more dangerous for an ed less sent to use marijuana than for an adult. let's think about those kids for a minute and the neurological damage that actually goes on in the brain. >> can't the same be said about alcohol? >> certainly, it can. but i felt very strongly about responding to the cannabis point. i think it's important not to segue away from it because also we're seeing drops in i kentuckies friq from the marijuana. a 90% drop. that's huge. my point is whether it's alcohol, whether it's marijuana, parents play a very important role. we work very hard in our
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nonprofit to educate parents and kids about the dangers of using. >> doctor, you heard them both sa said, it dropped an iq, he's far more present. i'm playing devil's advocate, the argument she's making about marijuana, can't the same argument be made about alcohol? if you have a parent using alcohol, chances are you will use it. >> we're talking about two different issues. medical marijuana, whether it's safe and effective for people's health. that's different than marijuana for recreational use or social use. it sounds like that's more what mr. wolfe is using it for. some people look at if we approve marijuana for medical use we're actually getting a victory on the path towards legalization. i personally am in favor of devictimization of marijuana. i think the penlgtsz are tpenal are too harsh.
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that's different than prescribing it at a frequency or time period than people with other issues. >> sitting here on television having this argument, it's like, quite honestly we don't even pitch stories about marijuana anymore. it feels like same sex marriage. it feels like you're having this argument in 1958, quite honestly. the train has left the station, when it comes to this. it feels like a lot of the arguments that people use about marijuana are the same arguments that were used about alcohol and it just feelings really old. am i wrong with that -- in my assessment of this? >> like i said, i'm in favor of de decriminalization, but i think it's different in this issue. if we look at -- >> if you have something that is not regulated and there aren't enough studies, how can you make that judgment then? >> that's the thing. i actually think we should do the studies. we should look at the states where it's already legal and maybe look at the patients who are taking it and maybe have a registry and database and
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conduct those studies and see who it helps. the effect on people with cancer related pain for example may be very different than the majority of people with low back pain or headache. >> i think, mark, you bring up a very good point. no one is saying you should be using alcohol or using marijuana around your kids. i also hear mothers and a lot of people saying, my gosh, i have the kids today, this will be a three glass of wine day. i think that is just as harmful and just as wrong as mark using, if he were to use marijuana around his kids. >> could i make a comment on this one? >> yeah. go ahead. >> the power of parents and their modeling, i think you're absolutely right. if you're modeling stress control through any substances, that's in turn what your kid is going to pick up on. when we try to tell kids, get involved in something you love to do, meditate, yoga, exercise, all of these things to make us
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healthier, if a parent is modeling using any substance, it's going to affect that child and how early their use begins and how they use it for stress control. >> unfortunately, i couldn't agree more so i don't know where the controversy is. i will say that i think th that -- can i continue? >> we will lose you guys because we're running out of satellite time. we would love to talk more but we have to do it. thank you very much. to be continued. he's accused of killing 19 people while heading up the british -- excuse me, irish mob in boston. whi whiteby bulger. next, we'll hear from a former mobster who used to work with bulger. you'll want to hear this. stay tuned. ial tools help you make smart choices about how to pay for school. our faculty have, on average, over 16 years of field experience. we'll help you build a personal career plan. we build programs based on what employers are looking for. our football team is always undefeated.
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half past the hour, a look at the headlines. edward snowden, the "guardian" newspaper said they have seen papers handed over by edward snowden of phone calls listened to by leaders at the g-20 summit for years. loud explosions rocking the syrian capital tonight and two large bombs near an airport near damascus. according to the free syrian
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army, the first explosion was near the main door of the airport and second an exterior wall. many ambulances took away the wounded. it's not immediately clear who is behind the blast. colorado firefighter believe they have turned the corner battling the devastating black forest fire, 65% contained and has become the most destructive in colorado history destroyin i 473 structures and killing two people. whitey bulger mobster trial. extort i extorting drug dealers and book kiss and loan sharks to pay tribute to the game. ja jack nicholson played bulger. take a look. >> when i was your age, they would say we could become cops or criminals. today, what i'm saying is this.
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when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference? >> earlier, i spoke with ex mobster john red shay who used to work for bulger. he said bulger is the worst kind of rat. >> it's his reputation but his ego, too. he has a large ego. i'm sure he's not happy now that he's facing charges and being brought to justice and being known he's a full-fledged enform mant over 30 years. this guy started informing back in the days prior to him going to alcatraz. he ratted on guys he robbed banks with. tomorrow, a self-described hit man is set to testify against bulger in boston. stay tuned. tomorrow begins week two in the george squizimmerman murder trial accused of killing trayvon
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martin. 12 individual jurors questioned last week will likely be among the group called down to decide his fate. the judge also decided the six jurors and four alternates ultimately chosen will be sequestered. let's bring down a defense attorney from orlando. hi, mark. good to see you. let's talk about the piece you wrote for cnn.com that says jury selection is all about race. why do you say that? >> i think it's significantly about race. the race issue is that elephant sitting in the room everybody knows is there and many attempted to avoid. the fact is that because zimmerman was initially not arrested it took some strength within the african-american community to bring this to light. once it did and once there were protests and petitions and media covering this, then in fact he ended up getting arrested because there was an assignment by the governor to a special prosecutor. i think this case is in large
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part for those who recognize the many injustices to the african-american community over the years, i think this case is some what symbolic. the challenges is though as facts are unfolding more and more, it may not be what many people thought it was at the beginning but many people attached to the issue simply this is symbolic about black teens being killed in america and police in action from time-to-time. i'm not saying there was or there wasn't in this particular case, that's a whole other discussion. i think that the symbolism is there and it grew and mushroomed and now we're finding ourselves with this case and not necessarily the best set of facts for a prosecution but nevertheless one that's proceeding. >> i heard howie kurtz on his show, reliable sources saying if it hadn't been for the racial aspect of this, two white people or two black people involved it wouldn't be getting national attention. i heard other people say that as well. do you think that's true? do believe that?
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>> i do. i think if you were to take any other case that happens on a daily basis throughout america, a death where there's two african-americans or death where there's two whites, the reality is we don't ever hear about it. i can't think of one national story that's ever come to the public attention like this where it's been a same race situation. because of the fact you have a hispanic or white hispanic, however one would classify mr. zimmerman and you have trayvon martin, who's african-american, i think without question, particularly in sanford, where there's history. i will tell you i think the police chief, chief lee, who resigned over this, i think he was a very good man. i think the issue becomes some of the underlings and other people, did they give it the time and attention it deserved or say, oh, well, another black teen shot or look at the facts and say, look, we have one person deceased and a person talking to zimmerman has given us a plausible explanation, we
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don't have probable cause to arrest. none of this is simple. i hate to sound cliche but not black or white. >> it's hard to believe some jurors said they knew little about this case. is that believable to you? most people on the street, americans say, yeah, i heard something about the case. >> yeah. most of the potential jurors that have been spoken with, have indicated they have heard something. some are almost completely onon -- oblivious the facts. i've been impressed of those who follow the news and stay current with current affairs, but there's a large segment of the population that don't like to watch the blood and gore and crime that goes on and simply tune themselves out to it and don't turn on tvs, one juror didn't even have a tv, if i remember correctly.
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it's strange to us that follow this and do this regularly. many simply don't follow it at all and are intelligent in other ways. we're getting to jury faster than most predicted. we've already gone through the first group of 100 and now on the second group of 100. i think we will have a jury pretty much for the second round, actually the third round probably by the end of tuesday, i think we will have the 40 they will go through and asking general questions to the ven near at that point. >> for those who haven't been paying attention, there will be a lot more paying attention to this as it unfolds. thank you, mark nejane, we appreciate you. protesters and police clashing across turkey. the latest video you will only see on cnn next. copd makes it hard to breathe...
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anti-government protesters don't seem to be dying down in turkey. our reporter captured this video of protests in istanbul. plus, a funeral procession turned into all-out chaos. thousands of supporters gathered to honor a protester killed two weeks ago. police said they warned supporters not gather but they did anyway and that brought out the riot police. >> reporter: as you can see now, the police are engaging the protesters. they warned them before they would if they didn't clear out. now, we have the police making good on a promise. we have multiple water cannons coming through. we have two over here and then one behind me the police are trying to use the water cannons to move them out. other riot police with the tear gas. police are now firing tear gas toward the protesters. this is one of the first times we've actually seen the riot police actually engage the protesters.
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you can hear the protesters in the surrounding area boo'ing the police. this is definitely an escalation of what we've seen earlier, prime minister erdogan making good on his threat. water cannons over here, tear gas over there, protesters here are very serious about their message. doesn't look like they're going to go home any time soon. ian lee, cnn, turkey. >> thank you very much. for many, a pope's blessing is very special and cherished even. some folks took their most cherished possessions for a special pope blessing next. here is where our engineers do their constant improving. we have helped over 7 million people fall in love with their tempur-pedic. and now for my favorite part of the tour. [whispers]everyone loves free samples. ♪
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and "the office." he's committed to helping others when he's not acting or producing. you can find him in haiti or other countries around the world promoting the mona foundation. an organization that works to support educational initiatives and improve the status of women and children in developing countries. he joins us from los angeles. rainn, thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me, don. how are you doing? >> i'm doing well. it's hard to imagine being told you can't read or being barred from learning how to write. but that's actually a reality in many countries around the world, especially for girls. >> that's true. you know, the united nations recently did a study and they found that the most important population for education worldwide if you are going to target anyone for education, it's teen and preteen girls. >> and you see it rainn.
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oftentimes if someone hands you something. it doesn't stick. but if someone hands you an opportunity, then that tends to be long lasting. you tend to learn from that. >> absolutely. it's teach a man how to fish. and that's -- we've seen that happen so many times. my wife and i go down to haiti a lot. we do work with the mona schools down there. we also teach various arts and leadership classes at some other non-profits down there. sean penn's charity which is really fantastic, the stuff he's doing. and another place called center for the arts port-au-prince. we do some work there. and you see how education, empowerment, leadership skills, it spreads out into the community. like it spreads out -- girls will take what they have learned in school, and they'll go back to their village or their hut or community or cul-de-sac and they'll spread that knowledge. they'll teach it to their mom
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and to their aunt and cousin and younger sisters. but i truly believe that the key to the success of transforming a culture or upraising a culture is -- lies through the education of its women and girls. >> thank you very much, rainn wilson. and to learn more about his foundation visit monafoundation.org. and tonight, make sure you watch "girl rising." it's at 9:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. it's the last day of bonaru. couldn't make the event? we've got you covered. >> hi, don. coming up a little later today, bonnaroo. woo! >> the celebrities themselves will fill you in on what you missed. ♪
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i wanted to go but for those of you like me that couldn't go, producer jason morris and our photographers bring us bonnaroo. >> hey, bonnaroo! tennessee, baby. >> 90,000 people. all in desperate need of a shower, have come here in the middle of stinking nowhere to watch some of the greatest musical acts in the world. this is bonnaroo!
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>> people come out, live in some pretty crazy conditions. it is impossible to ignore here that for a couple of days, people give up the comforts of life, of real life, just sort of immerse themselves in this fairy tale that exists only in this little piece of tennessee on a farm for a couple of days way into the night. ♪ ♪ i ain't got nothing but love baby, eight days a week ♪ >> bonnaroo has a great tradition of super jams. ♪ dance to the music ♪ dance to the music >> of all of the different styles of music, i think it's
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been one of the hallmarks of the festival. ♪ >> as far as all the music festivals in the world, this is my favorite one. it feels like art. just as long as people really believe in what they are doing up on the stage, that's the kind of music you find here. ♪ i don't want to disappoint you and i don't want to disappear from here or now ♪ >> it's a pretty cool place. obviously, we've got a ferris wheel. this is us right here. you are sitting -- you're that little light right there. >> it's absolutely bananas. it is a nonstop party, the likes of which the world has never known. and the caliber of artists they bring here from every genre is awesome.
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♪ >> i'll see you next year. >> there you go. there is bonnaroo. i'm don lemon. have a good night. ♪ ♪ it's homeless in here. >> homeless? >>