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use more gadgets at the start of your flight. i'll tell you which ones. we have new developments in the case involving new england patriots star aaron hernandez. cnn's susan candiotti is there, so susan, what more do we know, and i understand there's been quite a bit of activity in and out of that household. >> that's right. it's been about an hour and a half, fredricka, when this new search began at the home of aaron hernandez. and we counted at least a dozen investigators who are here, both with the massachusetts state police as well as the local police here in the town where he lives. now, this is significant because it is the second time this week that investigators have descended on this home, and we saw many of them carrying kits, some of them wearing blue latex gloves. we saw at least two police dogs also in and around the house here. it is unclear what they are looking for, but as you said, this is part of the ongoing
murder investigation into the death of a man whose family has described as a friend of aaron hernandez, the new england patriot tight end. the body of that man, oden lloyd, was found less than a mile from this home on monday afternoon. and reportedly surveillance cameras showed both hernandez and mr. lloyd, the victim, several hours before his body was located on the street, or rather, the video showed him on the very same street where the victim lived. that is according to a newspaper here in boston, the globe. so what exactly they are looking for, as i said, we don't know. we do know this. we have sought out a comment from the district attorney's office that has acknowledged that it is conducting a murder investigation. we have sought comment from the attorney representing mr. hernandez but he has not returned our repeated phone calls. so for now we're waiting to see how long authorities will stay in the house and try to find out more about exactly what they're
looking for as part of this search. >> and then i understand the friends may have been at a strip club or something fairly recently. you went to that strip club and learned what? >> reporter: well, we learned that another search warrant -- remember, they executed a search warrant at this house earlier this week on tuesday. we also learned that another search warrant was executed at a strip club in providence, rhode island, which is really not that far from where we are here. and we are told by police, a spokesman confirmed that that search warrant is, indeed, part of this ongoing murder investigation, and that they took video -- surveillance videos from inside the nightclub, that the owner of the nightclub can send it to the search and those are now part of the investigation. fred? >> all right. susan candiotti, thank you so much. keep us posted on that case, that very quickly evolving case. i big step now in the george
zimmerman case today that could change the course of this trial. the judge ruled the testimony from two prosecution witnesses who analyzed a scream on that 911 call cannot be used. george howell joins me live with more on that. so the analysis cannot be used, but jurors will hear that tape. >> well, yeah. the tape can be played in court. the jurors can hear it. what they won't be able to hear is that expert testimony that the prosecution that they wanted to rely on basically showing george zimmerman as the aggressor. not the person screaming for help on that 911 audio. specifically that's what we're talking about. again, on february 26, 2012, this 911 audio, there were a lot of people calling 911 when this was happening. there is one particular clip that has been highly scrutini d scrutinized, and in the background you hear someone screaming, help, help! was it trayvon martin? was it george zimmerman? take a listen for yourself.
>> does he look hurt to you? >> i can't see him. i don't want to go out there, and i don't know what's going on. they're sending -- >> do you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> all right, what is your -- >> so the prosecution, they had two audio experts, fredricka. tom owen, he was initially hired by the orlando sentinel, but he did his own test where he took that audio clip, he looped it several times, the part where you hear the scream, looped it so he could get a sample that he could test. and he compared what he heard on that tape to a scream test of george zimmerman, and he was able to determine in his opinion that it was not george zimmerman. the other person, dr. allen, he had a different method basically where he amplified the audio and said because of the high pitch of that scream, it's likely someone whose voice is still in development, likely a younger person. very likely, in his opinion,
trayvon martin. we won't hear that now, and bafrk basically debra nelson heard an audio expert as well who said bakely this science won't hold up. i want you to hear one expert's opinion in court. >> in this case, that recording isn't even remotely suitable for comparison purposes. if it had been submitted to my lab just for that by prosecution agency, it wouldn't have even gotten to first base. >> wouldn't have gotten to first base. >> that's fascinating. so the prosecution or the defense interprets this order from the judge in what way? >> well, look. i mean, the simple fact the prosecution won't be able to have this expert testimony in the trial, it is a big blow to the prosecution. we heard from mark nijame who explained that. he basically said the fact that they won't be able to use this testimony, that jurors won't
hear it. it hurts their argument. >> all right. george howell, thank you so much. i know you'll be covering it. opening statements beginning on monday. jury now seated. all women, six women. it should be a fascinating case that will be unfolding, of course. >> certainly. >> thanks so much, george. we have a report of two dead now in the crash of a stunt plane at an air show in dayton. cnn affiliate whio reports the plane burst into flames when it hit the ground, killing the plane's owner, the wing walker, jane wicker, as well as her pilot. a driver died in le mans, france. allan simonsen died just four laps into the race. he hit a wall on the driver's side. they took him to a medical center where he later died. this is the first driver death
during the race, le mans, since 1986. high flooding hitting the city of calgary, canada. >> there it is. >> wow. remnants of an entire house or perhaps building going under the bridge there. one of the worst hit areas is the city's downtown. around 75,000 people in the region have already been evacuated and shelters are quickly filling up. the flooding has been blamed for at least two deaths across the province of alberta. the man who admitted to leaking top secret details about nsa surveillance has now been charged with espionage. the charges against edward snowden were just unsealed yesterday, and according to the "washington post," the u.s. is asking hong kong to detain him. dan lothian joins me live now from washington. dan, what's the latest on this? is washington getting a response that they will get some cooperation from hong kong?
>> we >> reporter: well, look, you know, we're just getting new information from a cnn official who said u.s. officials have asked hong kong to extradite mr. snowden. they believe this is in accordance with a treaty the u.s. has with hong kong for a surrender of fugitive offenders. an official saying if hong kong doesn't act soon, it will complicate our bilateral relations and raise questions about hong kong's commitment to the rule of law. so clearly the administration through this statement putting pressure on hong kong to release him or extradite him back to the united states where he can stand trial for those charges. the big question, though, is whether or not hong kong will, in fact, do that. we talked about this extradition treaty, but there is some exceptions for political offenses. this potentially could be included in that, these kinds of charges, espionage, that could be part of that, so it's unclear whether they would be willing to, in fact, extradite him.
then there's this other component as well. remember that hong kong is a chinese territory, so at any point, china could sort of step in and block extradition. so this is very complicated. we know all the steps along the way that could happen here, but unclear how it will all play out, fredricka. >> i wonder, dan, do you know whether or not there is like a timeline that the state department or washington folks have put on this request for hong kong to cooperate? >> well, it's clear that they want this to happen as quickly as possible, but we were talking to a legal expert who said this is the kind of thing that could take some time because it's delicate diplomacy. not looking at this playing out in days but perhaps months. clearly the administration wants to move this forward now that they have these charges which, of course, were unsealed yesterday. >> i think it's a dumb decision by the justice department to charge him with espionage. that's a political crime under the extradition treaty we have with hong kong. it gives hong kong an excuse to
say we don't have to extradite him. they should have indicted him only for theft and conversion of property, then hong kong would have to comply with the extradition treaty and turn him over. >> reporter: that was prominent lawyer alan dershowitz believing the move to bring him on espionage charges wasn't the wise thing to do, but the u.s. putting pressure on hong kong to extradite him back here for trial. >> we're also going to be talking to professor john turley of george washington university for his take on what could potentially happen, the legal road ahead for edward snowden if he is, indeed, extradited. paula deen has apologized for using a racial epithet. but it has already cost the food network star where she has three
shows. >> reporter: it's been a tough couple days for paula deen after a deposition was made public in which she admits she used the "n" word in the past. despite all the criticism and all the negative backlash that paula deen has received, there are still people standing up for her saying, there is no way she could be a racist. >> would a racist give thousands of dollars to an organization to help black boys? not only that, but we can't count the amount of things that she has done chartable for black organizations. i mean, she's not keeping a record on everything she does to help black people. she don't have to, she just does it because it's in her. >> reporter: deen has already lost her contract with the food network. it will not be renewed. deen for her part has tried to come across as sincere in her
apologies, asking and begging for forgiveness from her partners, her fans and her it's going to be a tough road ahead for her as a fallout continues in the next couple weeks. fred? >> thank you so much. rick valencia there. violent video games may get a shot of realism. they want gamers to get the full gun experience with this invention. and do you want to keep playing words with friends during take-offs and landings? guess what, you might get your wish. alec baldwin would be happy. and a talk show host has earned the title the jon stewart of egypt, and guess who showed up on his show? straight ahead. [ male announcer ] zzzquil.
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that was under construction. turkish police and protesters are clashing in istanbul today. police used water cannons to dispurse thousands of demonstrators in the square. a mon a month ago, no one knew a thing about edward snowden. now he's facing charges of espionage on government property. that was after he leaked top secret details about nsa programs and then fled to hong kong. we're just learning the u.s. is seeking to extradite him. i'm joined by professor turley. good to see you, professor. >> thanks. >> you have tales of espionage in the past. does this have the sort of thing that your cases of espionage you had to deal with? >> these were controversial even
before the snowden case. there's only been nine of these cases. the administration brought six, this will be the seventh. this is a president who has already been criticized for bringing these types of charges for sources of reporters. that's what snowden is. he was a source for a reporter. this is not what you would normally consider a case of espionage. indeed, this administration seems to be working hard to make this look political, which is a dangerous thing when you're trying to extradite someone. >> so you're saying it's a mista mistake, then, to charge him with espionage, but perhaps the other charges, including theft are more reasonable and perhaps you'll get better cooperation overseas to have him extradited just on that alone, theft of government property? >> those are more straightforward. part of the mistake of using espionage is if it sticks for a trial, it could expand the evidence that snowden could bring in. usually what the government will do is through what's called a motion limine try to keep out
motivational evidence, things that would appeal to the jury. if you're bringing an espionage charge, a lot of that is going to come in because intent is part of the crime. but what's really of greater concern is that snowden, in the view of many people, is a whistle blower. there is no evidence that he was trying to harm the united states. to the contrary, he says, and a lot of people support that, he was trying to reveal this program which he considered to be a danger to democracy, danger to privacy. he's not the only one that takes that view. >> and do you think -- well, hong kong will be sympathetic to that or even china, the mainland as a whole, will be sympathetic to that and be less willing to abide by that u.s. treaty and have him extradited. >> remember, a few years ago the united states embassy gave shelter to a dissident from china. and china was very bitter about that, believed that it violated
the protocol for embassies. they could very well use the snowden case as a way of evening up for that. because it certainly gives them an opportunity to say, all right, well, you bent the embassy rules in that earlier case. we view this as a political case, and they're not alone. even people in the united states believe that snowden is being pursued because he embarrassed the government. he embarrassed the congress, he embarrassed people like mr. clapper, the head of international intelligence, who has been accused of committing perjury. there is a lot of embarrassment, and that makes it look a bit political. >> reportedly there has been this plane, a private plane, awaiting mr. snowden at an airport in hong kong that would take him, whisk him off to iceland where he would find a refuge there. if that is indeed the case, to what degree would the u.s. be able to intervene or any u.s. interests in hong kong be able to intervene?
what is the relationship, you know, with iceland on foreign property if, indeed, this kind of he is escapade were to happe? >> i tell you, iceland is a good country for international freedom. the united states is viewed harshly by civil libertarians. iceland would give him a full and fair hearing. it would take a long time. the problem is traveling. people like this are at risk because of interpol. what happens is that the united states can secretly give interpol a demand for the arrest of snowden, and they can issue what's called a red notice to participate in countries. that means that any time snowden goes through an airport, he is at risk of running into a red notice by interpol and getting snagged to the united states.
>> this is an incredible case, is it not? >> it is. >> professor jonathan turley of washington state university. always good to see you. violent video games are known for their realism, but you may not have seen anything yet, at least if a mmi inventor has it his way. and the george zimmerman trial is going to be the most watched of the year. what exactly happened the night that he shot trayvon martin? we take you back and retrace the steps of both. and you may not have to wait for the plane to land to catch the end of your movie, after all. vo: traveling you definitely end up meeting a lot more people but
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>> in many cases, some of these young ladies are initially arrested for prostitution, but it's your hope, and let me understand this right, breanna's hope as well, that these young lady, these children, really are victims and that they are treated as such. and breanna, you were just 13, if i got that correct, when you managed to break free from the sex trafficking, but your journey began at a very young age, at the age of nine. how did you get out? what made the difference to help you break free from sex trafficking? >> well, when it happened to me, i didn't necessarily break free. it was more so that the cops found me, they broke into this closet that i was locked in and arrested me on prostitution charges. >> and because of that, initially you did have to face prostitution charges, but how did you turn things around or
let them know that you were a victim, this is not something you elected to do but something in which you were rather entrapped to do? >> well, i gave them most of the evidence that i could, mainly phones that we were using or anything that they found in the house, clothes or videos or eyewitness accounts, things of that nature. eventually they caught this person and found out what was actually going on. my main hope is that if this bill is passed, it would help girls not necessarily be criminalized the way i was the first time i got arrested but treat them as victims because that's what they actually are. so that's my main goal with it. >> amy, this is a state bill, but are you hoping this is something that will have much greater reach nationally, globally? >> well, we passed the first sex trafficking law in 2007 in new york. since then many states have done the same, but it's time that new
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franchise has sold more than $1 125 million packages. but it's simple fare compared to the delta 6. >> so this is the delta 6. >> yes. >> what is it? >> it's a realistic gaming gun. >> reporter: it's a video game controller designed to replicate the look and feel of the g-36 semiautomatic rifle. >> if i do my job right, you're going to feel like you're shooting a real gun. >> david kotkin runs a vevenger advantage. like many, he works from home. his success allowed him to retire from his career as a high school art teacher. >> it's not just the realism that's different from most gaming guns, it's the functioning. >> to reload, tap the magazine. to steady the shot, pull the
delta 6 in closer. >> so basically when i go like that it's zooming. >> reporter: a sensor helps peering into the scope. and kotkin knew what it needed to feel like a real controller. >> we have an actuator that spins and every time you shoot, it shakes a little bit and gives you that feeling that rounds are happening. >> kotkin says he came up with the idea of the delta 6 after his wife made him get rid of his real guns. >> when i do this and i put the headphones on, i don't have that outside need of shooting. >> he raised almost $200,000 on line to produce it. >> what does your wife think of it? >> she thinks it's disgusting, she thinks it's terrible. >> and that could be because violent video games has
attracted unlikely shooters. the shooters of columbine were video game shooters. kotkin doesn't think it's harmful. >> did i make it too good? sometimes i wonder. >> reporter: kotkin admitted it's not for everyone, especially children. he's going beyond his critics. >> i can't think of this person or that person, moyer wife, even. i have to think, how can i make this great? how long my reality is i'm not hurting anyone, i can do it. >> if the delta 6 does hit store shelves, gamers will be able to use it to play all xbox or ps3 games. and with an adapter, it can also be used with a pc. a little girl who got a new adult lung transplant is recovering from her surgery. we'll tell you how she's doing,
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all right, some very good news about the little girl who had a lung transplant recently. according to her family, sarah murnaghan is out of a coma and responsive. the ten-year-old received new lungs last week after her parents won a court battle allowing children to receive adult lungs. her surgery lasted six hours and included resizing lungs from a grown-up. some say doctors make the worst patients. but in this doctor's case, her cancer diagnosis motivated her to help others in similar situations. meet dr. rebaecca johnson in today's "human factor."
>> how are you doing today? >> reporter: her research got national attention. >> cases of advanced breast cancer in younger women are actually on the rise. that is the alarming headline just published in the journal of the american medical association. >> reporter: but it was dr. rebecca johnson's own diagnosis of breast cancer in 1997 that made her do this in the first place. >> when i read the diagnosis, i was trying to find how many young women were diagnosed. >> reporter: she discovered a lump in her chest. the biopsy confirmed it was a malignant tumor. >> i looked over at the surgeon and his eyes were just huge and stricken looking. i said, what, and he said, i think this is cancer. >> reporter: chemotherapy followed.
she said her experience changed wait some colleagues treated her. >> if the subject of my diagnosis came up, i could see a veil come down over their eyes like, well, right, you're one of them and a sick person. it scared me so badly. so i vowed to myself i would never do that and that whoever my patients were, i would just stay with them through the hard times and just be with them whatever happened. >> reporter: today dr. johnson heads the adolescent and young adult oncology program at seattle children's hospital. her patients are typically in their teens to mid-20s. >> take a big breath. >> reporter: when she's not at the hospital, she's conducting research focused on cancer in younger people. she wants to give her patients vital information that she didn't have when she was in treatment. >> how are you doing today? >> i'm good. >> the chance to be able to do something for these patients that are having a hard time in a way that i understand very well, it's a tremendous opportunity, a tremendous gift to be able to
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some pretty serious things to say. >> i do bassem's job in a country that is carved out already. it is settled law. satire is settled law. governments have realized that jokes -- if your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don't have a regime. >> stewart has been on hiatus from "the daily show" to do a film project. now we know how else he's been spending his time. superstar brad pitt has taken on zombies in his newest movie. it's in theaters right now. nischelle turner tells us why pitt has everything to prove with this new film. >> reporter: hey, friend, zombies aren't the only thing brad pitt is battling with his new movie this weekend. this passion project of his seemed like it would be doomed, but now he is ready to go up
against the odds this weekend at the battle of the box office. as if outrunning the wrath of the undead wasn't hard enough -- >> i can't even run fast. >> reporter: brad pitt is trying to open his "world war z" in places audiences have proven they will pay to see. pitt pro duduces and stars in h apocalyptic thriller. it opens the first day of summer up against "monster university" and the second weekend of the superman reboot "man of steel." there is only this little window in the movie industry to knock it out of the park. >> exactly. you have only this weekend to really kill it. >> reporter: the boston showdown is the battle to bring this to
world theaters. we know the movie had a huge budget. there were lots of problems with it. >> everything started to go wrong when they went into production without a finished script. there were third act problems. everyone knew that. and they wanted a production nirksway, which is what you do in hollywood. you have a big movie star who has a schedule to keep, so they just went with it and started filming. >> reporter: early on, they had problems with rewrites and reshoots and a budget that reportedly ballooned t $200 million. the industry reports, boondogg. going into it you wonder if it's a disaster or a buzz. >> rewrote a good chunk of the movie and from what we're hearing, it works, it works. >> reporter: pitt and the studio paramount launched a high-profile publicity tour beginning with a world premiere in london where brad brought his
fiancee angelina jolie just after her double mastectomy announcement. >> i'm really excited for brad. i think it's a really fun film. >> reporter: then the actor showed up in person to surprise american yawaudiences to fuel positive word-of-mouth. >> the buzz has grown over the past few weeks since they've been screening it. and i think paramount has averted disaster for sure. >> reporter: the battle offscreen may have been epic, but the one onscreen? the producer and actor wants us to know for him, nothing but a popcorn fun good time. >> you know, do the motion, putting really good scares and people are having so much fun. it's fun for me. really good fun. >> really good fun and a movie he said he just wanted to make because his boys wanted to see their dad in a fun movie. and, a fun movie it is. fred, back to you. >> yep, looks pretty fun. all right, thanks so much.
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turned off by having to power down your electronic gadgets when you fly? well, that may not be an issue in the near future at least for some of those personal devices. erin mcpike has been following the story. erin? >> fredricka, there is a catch to this. cell phones are not included, so no last-minute calls or texts. >> reporter: just too fidgety to power down that gadget before takedown? >> your mobile phones and other electronic devices should be turned off. >> reporter: that instruction from the flight attendant may be a thing of the past, if the faa
approves a draft of new recommendations allowing fliers to use some of their gadgets during taxi, takeoff and landing, though, cell phones are not included. last year the faa began to look at loosening those restrictions. this morning "the wall street journal" published leaks from the alleged unfinished report. but frequent fliers have long ignored the airlines' requests to power down. alec baldwin was famously booted from an american airlines flight for using his mobiles device. you may have heard he's a bit of a game player. remember "words with friends"? later he spoofed the pilot on "saturday night live." >> would you really fly on an airplane if you thought one kindle switch could take it down? >> reporter: twitter follower jack dorsey just couldn't keep his fingers off the keys recently shooting this vine video while his plane took flight. he's not alone, a survey showed
30% of us accidentally failed to turn off our portable electronic devices peds. >> the long and short of it is we'll be able to use our peds in the not too distarnt future. there's guidance that's been out there for years. the airlines have just been essentially waiting for the faa to make its position clear. the faa is about to do that and then the airlines will have guidance. however, the reality is that it's going to take some time because then these aircraft are going to have to be tested to make sure that they have head tolerance. >> reporter: a 2010 report found 75 instances of ped interference with airplanes which amended to 1 incident in every 280,000 flights. the faa acknowledged changes may be afoot saying today we tasked a government industry group to examine the safety issues and the feasibility of changing the current restrictions. we will wait for the group to finish its work before we determine next steps.
the report has been delayed twice already. so, it could be a while before these recommendations go through. fred? >> all right, thanks so much, erin mcpike, appreciate it. all right, paula deen's admission that she used a racial slur has upset many of her fans. next hour we'll talk to two experts about the celebrity cook and her shocking admissions. in parks across the country, families are coming together to play, stay active, and enjoy the outdoors.
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hello, everyone, i'm fredricka whitfield, welcome back to the "cnn newsroom." our top stories right now, let's begin with the case of new england patriots star aaron hernandez. police have now returned to hernandez's house outside of boston. they are investigating the death of a friend whose body was found less than a mile away from the house. police have not named hernandez a suspect in the murder. cnn's susan candiotti is there. what more do we know about the traffic in and out of the house? >> reporter: well, fred, i can tell you a quiet saturday afternoon obviously interrupted by all the activity that began a few hours ago. interrupted by the arrival of at least 20 police officers, investigators as well as a couple of police dogs. we saw a locksmith arrive at the scene as well. and a lot of activity going on, as you can imagine. about, well, a little while ago, about two hours into the search, a lawyer representing aaron
hernandez, the patriots tight end, arrived on the scene as well. we don't know the nature of the search warrant or exactly what they are looking for. and, of course, we've made several attempts to speak to the lawyer about it, but those were unsuccessful, also not able to research the district attorney's office for additional information. but frankly it's not surprising because they haven't said much about this. but let's go to our second camera right now if we can, because right now they've been spending time on the white suv you might recall we've seen several times this week. it is a car that's been driven by aaron hernandez when he's come to and from his house. we have not seen him today, but detectives have been taking a look inside that, removing some bags, we saw a bottle, they took them back out and put them back in. they are hovering around that as well, so it is presumed that that car is also being searched. if you look down the street a little bit this way or the other way, we can tell you that there are a lot of people here from
the neighborhood and outside who are simply curious about what's going on in addition to i can't begin to tell you how many cameras are here as well and reporters trying to get an idea of what this investigation is all about. as you might recall, this is the second time in a week that investigators have been on the scene at mr. hernandez's home and taking a look as part of their ongoing murder investigation in to the shooting death of oden lloyd. his body was discovered less than a mile from here on monday afternoon. according to members of lloyd's family, the two men were friends. fred? >> and so, susan, given there are so many neighbors that are milling about, there to see what is happening. has anyone said in ig? has anyone said anything about their interaction with aaron hernandez? >> reporter: i talked to a number of them who have told me that, you know, he's been a good neighbor. this is a friendly neighborhood, a lot of people know each other.
a lot of families live here. and one person told me that they heard a bit of a noise at the house the night this incident occurred, but nothing that they thought was scary, nothing that prompted them to call 911, but this has been going on for days now. people can't understand what's going on and naturally everyone would like to see it resolved one way or the other. >> all right, susan candiotti outside of aaron hernandez's home again. he's not been named a suspect. a race car driver has died at le mans, france, allan simonsen died in the race. organizers say he was in his fourth lap when he stwerved his aston martin and hitting a wall on the driver's side. he went to a medical center where he later died. this was simonsen's seventh appearance at the 24 endurance race. we're also following reports that two people were killed when a stunt plane crashed at an air show in daytona this afternoon.
affiliate whio reports wing walker jane wicker was performing on her biplane when it crashed in a grassy area when two runways and then exploded. her pilot was also killed. and a big step in the george zimmerman case today that could change the course of this trial. the judge ruled testimony from two prosecution witnesses who analyzed screams on the 911 calls cannot be used. those calls were from neighbors who heard a fight the night trayvon martin died. listen -- >> does he look hurt to you? >> i can't see him. i don't want to go out there. i don't know what's going on so -- they're sending -- >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> all right. what is your -- >> the prosecution had two expert witnesses who said those screams did not come from zimmerman. their opinions are not allowed in the trial but the judge's
ruling did say this, quote, this order does not prevent the parties from playing the tapes at trial or from calling witnesses familiar with the voice of the defendant or martin to testify. regarding the identity of the person making those screams. all right. the man who admitted to leaking top secret details about nsa surveillance has now been charged with espionage, today a senior administration official said the u.s. wants to extradite edward snowden from hong kong. dan lothian has more. >> reporter: well, fredricka, some new information a senior administration official confirming that, in fact, the u.s. is requesting hong kong to extradite edward snowden back to the united states, they believe this is in accordance with an agreement that they have with hong kong to surrender any fugitive offenders. a senior administration official telling cnn, quote, if hong kong doesn't act soon, it will complicate our bilateral relations and raise questions about hong kong's commitment to the rule of law.
so, clearly, the administration putting pressure on hong kong, but as i pointed out, hong kong does have this agreement with the united states, but it also does have some exceptions for political offenses, so it's unclear whether or not this is something that will come into play. in addition to that, hong kong is a chinese territory. so, at any point beijing could jump in and block extradition, so this just shows how complicated all of this is. u.s. obviously trying to put pressure to get snowden back here to the united states and get him into court. snowden does have his defenders. wikileaks co-founder julian assange himself hiding out in london said, quote, the charging of edward snowden is intended to intimidate any country that might be considering standing up for his rights. that tactic must not be allowed to work. the effort to find asylum for edward snowden must be intensified, fredricka? >> all right, thanks so much,
dan lothian at the white house. all right, heavy flooding is hitting the city of calgary, canada. >> there it is. >> my goodness, the rooftop of a pretty significant building under that bridge. one of the worst-hit areas is the city's dwownowntown where thousands have been evacuated. paula newton in calgary. >> reporter: hey there, fred, incredible devastation we're seeing down here. there are thousands of people that work downtown -- >> snow flurries? >> reporter: no, this is definitely just what you call dandelion fur. >> just checking. >> reporter: we've had mosquitos, fred, we've had rain, we've had sunshine, we've had everything. and here in the downtown core is something to behold. i want you to take a look at the downtown core and the fact that it's really been taking on water for more than two days now. most of the power out here now
anything running down there running on emergency power, but look at these streets, absolutely inundated with water and that's better than it was yesterday, fred. this entire downtown core they don't expect it to be back to speed until midweek next week and here's the problem. right now many are calling the situation stable, although there are dark clouds around us, we may get more rain. but i want to draw your attention to the river just on the edge of downtown. this is the bowe river. what happens is another river coming into this downtown area, the elbow river, may yet crest. that means the river you're looking at right now could change direction, fred, and flood this downtown core again and everybody is taking a look at this to see what will happen next. people here in these communities really not knowing what is going to happen. they want the worst of this to be over but they can't actually say that right now and also thinking about how they're going to recover. many people, not just personal property, but many businesses affected. i want you to hear now, fred,
from one of the hundreds of thousands of people affected by this flooding. >> we were working in the store and then we came out to see the parking lot and everything was flooded and so we quickly got our vehicles out and tried to move them to higher ground and now we're stuck. can't get back into work. >> fred, i have to tell you, people are exhausted here. it's almost anyone that you talk to if they're personally affected, fred, within a few minutes they are in tears and mainly because of the uncertainty of the situation. we continue to keep an eye on it as does the city. they have flooding in their major arena here and even things like that. they're calling this the flood of the century for a good reason. anyone you talk to, fred, say they've never seen anything like this here before. >> no, that is extraordinary. all right, paula newton, thank you so much. for anyone joining us not snow flurries mixed with the terrible flooding, but as paula explained, it's from dy
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paula deen is apologizing for using a racial epithet, but it has already cost the celebrity cook a contract with the food net work where she was enjoying three shows. take a listen -- >> your color of your skin, your religion, your sexual preference does not matter to me, but it's what in the heart, what's in the heart and my family and i try to live by that. and i am here to say i am so sorry. >> so, deen and her brother are being sued for alleged sexual and racial harassment by a former manager at their restaurant. joining me now james ponwazic "time" magazine's tv critic and kelly gosk from the online magazine the root. james is joining us by phone. i wish we could see you, james,
but we can hear you. kelly, you also have a master's degree in strategic communications. let me begin with you. paula deen saying that she used the "n" word but that was in the past, a different time. in her statement she says, i work hard. i have made mistakes. what she said and how she appeared in the many statements, is that enough? >> in a word, no. i mean, i think that if there a way to file malpractice for bad strategic communication device, this would be the time to file such a lawsuit in her crisis management team. >> what was missing in your view? >> first of all the fact -- first of all, she waited three days, that was problem number one, and no good comes from -- often, it's not the crime, it's the cover-up, right? we all hear that saying and there's a sense when someone does something that a widely considered egregious or offensive and they take their time, "a," owning up to it or, "b," actually owning and taking full responsibility.
i hate to draw parallels here, but she's not accused of physically assaulting someone, but there are shades of the chris brown saga. what ultimately hurt chris brown's image and his record sales and hard to come back from, people like me supported his albums and then we see the photos of rihanna, he never actually says that he beat her, that he assaulted her until about a year and a half later. it's all i'm sorry for what has happened, i'm sorry for what occurred, i'm sorry for what transpired. she hid for three days and then when she finally the first apology comes out, it's i'm sorry for her colorful language. that leaves the question what exactly did you say that you're sorry for and why are you sorry for it and that's what i think they really dropped the ball on. >> and, james, you know, how did you see this? how did you interpret what she said and what she hasn't said, we know you made very strong statements in your article in "time" drawing some parallels to what she said during that deposition, and what kind of references or, you know, are
really made to southern culture. i'll get to a quote, you know, from your article in a moment, but i do want on just right off the bat get an idea of how you interpreted her statement. did she say enough? the omission of certain words, does that do more damage than good? >> she did -- i tend to agree that she didn't say much of anything in, you know, again, i try to look at this now from a crisis pr standpoint but in actual human standpoint of did it actually, you know, not did the apology, quote-unquote, work or, quote-unquote, help her but did she actually apologize. i think just as a human accepting an apology, it sort of means saying what you actually did wrong, why you understand that it was wrong. what you learned from it. what you're going to do about it going forward. and there just wasn't much of that. now, i'm not inside paula deen's camp. i don't know what sort of advice or lack therefore she's getting. it had the feeling of something. there is an ongoing lawsuit and
it sort of had the feeling of something that was circumscribed by lawyers, i don't know if it was or not, but there did seem to be a very conscious effort do not specifically say the thing that you're apologizing for. and when you're talking around something like that, it just, you know, issues like this always come to, you know, the strerver controversy part of the injuries is trust. >> are we saying the risk of you do not say those things -- >> doesn't help with the trust issue. >> you don't say the things you are accused of saying because you don't want now a new record of you actually saying it? >> can i tell you, i actually -- i just have to tell you, this is -- i'm having flashbacks to one of my classes in strategic communications because what they talked about was the yin and the yang because lawyers say if you apologize, you are admitting guilt and that's opening you up to greater liability, and yet every study shows doctors, even doctors, fredricka, who make life-changing, poor decisions or
missteps are less likely to be sued for apologizing directly, honestly, openly, and up front for what they did than trying to just hide behind lawyers and hoping it goes away and hoping for a lower settlement. that goes back to the humanity that james is talking about. we all want to be acknowledged and our feelings to be taken seriously, i'm sorry you were offended or i'm sorry for what happened. it doesn't get us there. >> and so, james, you almost get into the psychology of what you believe the psychology is behind the words, the history, that deen has here and what she represents today. you stating this in the article and i'm just going to pull a portion of it, deen made a pile of money off a certain idea of old school southern culture, in return she had an obligation to that culture, an obligation not to embody its worst, most shameful history and attitudes. instead in one swoop, fairly or not, she single handedly affirmed people's worst suspicions of people who talk and eat like her along with
glibly insulting minorities she slurred many of the very fans that made her successful, she made it all harder to say confederate bean soup is just a recipe. you've gone on very strong here. you think at the root of this is some real insincerity in her statement? >> well, you know, i think getting to the quote that you said there, obviously the greater injury when somebody, you know, commits a racial slur is to the race that they're slurring, you know, but in a way i think there's also an insult to paula deen's fans here. one thing that inspired me to write that one comment i was seeing immediately after this news broke was people saying, well, was anybody surprised, you know, you know, look at it she's an older woman, she's from the south, she, you know, is, you know, she, you know, represents this down home culture, you know, of course, she would do this, et cetera. and, you know, in a way she's
sort of by embodying people's worst suspicions of somebody like her, it, you know, sort of bringing her fans into this, people who, you know, appreciate her food and, you know, want to, you know, enjoy that without necessarily linking themselves to, you know, the less happy aspect of old southern culture. >> well -- >> and -- but by doing this, she really has sort of created an injury there as well. >> well, certainly a lot at stake for this $17 million empire over, you know, and involving this $1 million suit. we know that food network has already dropped her, unclear as to what may mpotentially happen next. thank you very much. we're out of time. this is a fascinating conversation. we could go on, but who knows, we might be revisiting this
conversation depending on what may potentially happen next. thanks so much to both of you, appreciate it. once, a prisoner in italy, amanda knox hears more reasons why the courts there want to retry her for murder. those details straight ahead. matt's brakes didn't sound right... ...so i brought my car to mike at meineke...
formanda knox the nightmare continues. knox spent four years in an italian prison for the 2007 murder of her british roommate meredith kircher. a jury overturned knox's conviction in 2011 but now she faces a possible retrial in the italian court is explaining why. on toiuesday italy's supreme cot said significant evidence was neglected and could support prosecutors' initial theories of a sex game gone wrong. cnn's chris cuomo spoke to amanda knox back in may. >> i thought this would be over
by now. i really did. >> reporter: it's not over. there are a lot of doubts. are you ready to deal with what's out there? >> i have to be. i've had to be this entire time. i haven't ever really been ready for any of it. i mean, this is all so much bigger than me. one of the more frustrating aspects of the doubts that have arisen is the fact that they're coming from the fact that the prosecution has not given a satisfactory answer to what happened. and i'm being the one who's being held responsible for that. >> reporter: why you? >> why? >> reporter: why not some man? it's usually a man that does these bad things. why you? why do you think the prosecution is targeting you? >> well, that's a really good question. i think it comes back to their decision to target me from the
very beginning. i think -- i think from the very beginning they wanted to think that what happened to meredith was an inside job. i'm still being judged based upon unrealistic and unreasonable expectations about how a young woman would react to a horrible situation. no one knows how they would react to a horrible situation until it happens to them. i am the type of person who to this day people suggest that i'm cold or unfeeling. and first of all, it's untrue. i definitely reacted to what happened to her. and i react to this day. i'm emotional to this day about what happened. but i'm also the time of person who when there is pressure on me and expectation on me to react, to feel in front of people, i
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