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>> what a missed opportunity that was. >> we had a lot of missed opportunity. >> kamau, thank you very much. good luck with this season. "united shades of america" this sunday 10:15 p.m., only on on cnn. this is cnn breaking news. good morning. welcome to your "new day". we begin with breaking news. history on on the korean peninsula. kim jong-un and south korea is's president agree to end the war this year, vow to go reunify the two countries and denuclearize the korean peninsula. >> kim jong up says north koreans and south korea is ans are the same people, the same blood. extraordinary moment in history playing out in the south controlled territory of the demilitarized zone. he prepares for his own meeting. does mr. trump deserve credit
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for this is significant moment? we will analyze all of that. let's begin with christiane amanpour with all the breaking details. what a day, christiane. >> what a day indeed, alisyn. it really is a massive switch from what we have all been reporting for so long, the incredible tensions on this peninsula and the way they were being felt and the way it was reverberating. this is an important day. they have the two leaders of north korea and south korea do something they have never done before. they have stood together at the dso dmz. they walked back and forth from the demilitarized zone. they have in public together signed a joint declaration. they have come out and in public stood together and given a joint statement and accepted what's known now as the declaration. president moon was much more
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expansive about the details. his foreign minister told me his leadership was on the line over this summit and over what might come of it and whether or not it would do enough to set the table for a summit between president trump and kim jong-un. so he came out today and sai we have agreed there will be no more war on the korean peninsula. there is no specific date for a peace treaty, but they are all hoping that it can happen sooner rather than later. some suggested maybe by the end of this calendar year. but there is no specific date on that. at the very end of their joint declaration, after talking a lot about how to better their relations between north and south they talked about the commitment of the denuclearization of the korean peninsula. we have to wait for the details of how that comes about. according to the blue house here
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in seoul, whatever they said, it is, as they say, enshrined in that declaration. we will wait and see. there have been other times when leaders made similar commitments. this is different because of when it comes, how it comes, and they are both together in public talking about it. we will see whether it plays out in the way the allies want. the south koreans, the u.s. and all the allies. we were told there will be no letup in sanctions until the world sees verifiable dismantling of the facilities, program, and current weapons. alisyn? >> christiane, just quickly, among the legions of amanpour fans, how are people reacting to this news? >> reporter: incredibly well. we're in seoul. there are public lights that
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keep going off. they put up chairs and screens and amount of media and people have been stopping by and looking. they have had a huge support for this process. south korea is right in the direct line of fire. intercontinental miss ballistic missiles. there are those who suffered deeply, whose families who escaped or defected from horrendous conditions. they are quite rightly wanting to know how this will affect them and how it will affect their family still left behind that dmz. in germ the people here are supportive. >> okay. christiane, so great to have you on the ground for us. joining us now to discuss this historic day, we have cnn
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political analyst john avlon and cnn political and national security analyst david sanger. david, you have done so much reporting on north korea, we'll start with you. have do you see the importance of today? >> well, the first thing, alisyn, the optics were pretty unbelievable, sit is particularly sitting in seoul and watching the image of a south korean president, one who had come into office vow to go engage the north, walking around the dmz in seemingly easy conversation with kim jong-un. there was a remarkable moment when the two of them first met at 8:30 in the morning when kim stepped into south korea, the first time a leader has done that since the '50s and took president moon's hand and had him step of the zones at the demarkation line and had him step into the north. and then they went to their meetings. they had done the choreography
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of this quite brilliantly. the issue is when you read the actual statement that came out, there is a timeline in it for reach the peace agreement that would end the armistice established 65 years ago. but there is no timeline right now on the one thing that president trump and the rest of washington care about the most which is the denuclearization. instead, there is wording that picks up from the 1992 accord that never actually got enforced. that's where the tension will come. he is going to be interested in denuclearization first and all the rest of this later. the south koreans are in the opposite position. >> let's talk about the politics of perception. the united states aggressive in posture.
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the right way to think about it isn't just donald trump. but president trump and south korea. between the two, you have a carrot and stick approach. the president talking incredibly tough, taking the north korean nuclear escalation very seriously. and president moon being the carrot in this equation, someone who wants it. it changed the center of dynamic. we are a long way from getting there. this is a step 65 years in the making. and the next step will be the high stakes summit with president trump and kim. >> david sanger, how do you see it? do you give president trump credit that his tough rhetoric and tough sanctions did bring kim jong-un to the table?
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>> well, i is certainly thing they did. we talked about this in weeks past. sanctions i think made a big difference. it raises a really interesting question which is why president obama could have done the same sanctions. it didn't require new legislation. they just required real focus on the issue. the rhetoric of fiery and fury and little rock et man, did that actually scare kim jong-un into coming in and doing this, or did it speed him along in going with the nuclear tests? certainly kim's calculus is he has demonstrated so much about what he can do in the nuclear field and how far his missiles can go that it allows him to do this pivot as long as he holds on to the technology.
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holding on on as long as he possibly can is his one ace for getting out of the agreements. you talk to people in the white house. they talk about a six-month disarmament period. in seoul it might be two years or more. that's haired issue. i'm not sure he thinks at the end of the day he has to give up everything. >> back to politics of perception here. we have a legit good headline. amazing optics. optimism. a promise of something better. no guarantee, right? the president comes out of the box going after james comey with an inaccurate tweet that he would pardon only for political purposes. then he goes to this and talks about north korea and says we'll have to wait and see. in his next tweet, in all caps, korean war to end.
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the united states and all its great people should be proud. let's be qualified like sanger and every expert is saying, it's a done deal. explain. >> well, he's imagining up his own headlines. literally signing an ending would mean technically the korean war is over. that's one reason it is a historic moment. but i think what is fascinating is the instinctive focus first thing in the morning not on this major breakthrough, this geo-political breakthrough that he does deserve major credit for. it was on james comey making accusations not rooted in reality. he seems is to be refocused recalibrated. >> he had to know. he had to know this happened. >> i'm not sure.
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>> mike pompeo's first full day on the job. it's very good. i take the nexium. it helps. david sanger, it can't be news that this is news to the president that it happened. he has to know. he has access to the best intelligence in the world. whether he acts on it is something else. how do you read him taking less initiative than we would have expected to this news? >> you know, it's been funny watching his tweets. on the one hand he he wants and deserves credit for what is going on here. and on the other hand, i think he recognizes that if he sounds too enthusiastic about it, he is setting himself a pretty high bar and could be heading at some
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point to something of a failure if things fall apart. so he is trying to move back and forth between the optimism that comes from the fact that if you can move from armistice to peace treaty, people have been trying that two generations. it would be a really great thing. on the other hand, he also wonders whether kim is ready to give up the weapons. you know, that gets you to what is going to make next month so very fascinating. if you believe president macron that president trump will still try to pull out of the iran deal. i'm not sure he is, but perhaps he will. then the question is can he get more out of north korea than president obama and john kerry got out of iran. that would be a huge step if they could convince the north koreans to do it. but anything short of that would give him less than an iran deal.
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i know that makes a lot of people in the white house nervous. >> so today is mike pompeo's first full day on the job. secretary of state is going well so far. the white house just released this photo. we have heard of this secret trip over easter w where mike pompeo went is and met with kim jong-un. here is the photographic evidence of this. they are not broadly smiling in the way we saw today. but they are shaking hands. and clearly this greased the wheels for something. >> presumably. there is broad symmetry in the photos. this is the great secret easter meeting between these two. it obviously didn't hurt, because the effort is going forward. but this is obviously when pompeo was cia director, now secretary of state pompeo. and, as you say, a good first full day on the job. >> so mike pompeo becoming secretary on of state. in fairness, there was a lot of hype around whether or not he
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gets through committee. you didn't hear very much about it, including him being sworn in by justice alito. what does this mean that we get the news on the first day of watch and what it might mean or for the prospects how he will be different. >> and angela merkel is visiting the white house today. >> even though he is not even here, right? he's in brussels. this is about the president. what do you make of these different events? >> the first thing is, pompeo has the president's ear in a way that rex tillerson never did. that's number one. number two, even before he becomes secretary of state he executes this piece of secret diplomacy. is and remarkably enough, in washington, it actually stayed secret. that is something of an accomplishment right there. the fascinating thing about that
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photograph, to my mind, incident was mike pompeo last summer speaking out at the as salesperson institute who said the problem with the north korean regime was to separate the leader from his weapons. there they were standing in the same room. >> all right. david sanger, john avlon, thank you both very much. there's so much news today we have to keep getting -- moving this along. there's all sorts of breaking news. a big trial ended with bill cosby being guilty of sexual assault. one of the women who testified against him said it was an honor for her to take the stand. she plains what happened in that courtroom next.
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women who testified against him in the retrial, heidi thomas. good morning, heidi. >> good morning. >> so tell us what your reaction when you heard guilty, guilty, guilty, those verdicts. >> i didn't hear. i was in a meeting. >> i went into the car and turned on my phone and it exploded. there were e-mails, texts, voice mails. my mailbox was full. knew nothing until i went out into my car and saw guilty, guilty, congratulations. friends and family supporting. and i'm not sure it really sunk in. i figured i needed to address all of these people. i went home. i walked into our house and saw my husband. and i said, we did it. we won.
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we beat goliath. that was my reaction. >> wow. you're not alone. i think a lot of women feel that way today. you testified, and you didn't have to. what made you want to speak so so publicly after 30 years. >> oh, this wasn't a question of of being made to. i would encourage anybody if you get an opportunity to speak your truth, to say it outloud, it is so empowering. i feel honored that i was able to get the chance. so many people are not. it was reclaiming of any form of power that you feel like was ripped from you. if you have been assaulted, you know that you feel that you didn't have any choice. and now you get to look at that person in the face and say you
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didn't win. i'm still here. and you're going down. so is it's incredibly empowering. >> did you hear bill cosby had an outburst in the courtroom? >> approximate i did. i did. i would love to say that was a surprise, but it's not. >> you know that side, that anger, darker side, profane side? >> i don't know that side because i don't remember that side. but somebody who has done the things he has done, there are clearly facets of that person that most of us don't see. >> he could be facing -- >> in that sense, it didn't surprise me. >> understood. he is facing 30 years in prison. sentencing hasn't happened yet. he's 80 years old. >> right. >> how do you feel about that? >> i think it's tragic.
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i think the man was incredibly gifted, brilliant. and i don't know if this is an illness, but something is broken there. and he's endured his own personal tragedies in the loss of children in his family. this is tragic. that such a gifted, brilliant person who had so much going for him and who could do so much for so many, has self-destructed like this. >> that is so kind of you to have such grace, not to feel vengeance but sympathy and sadness for the tragedy of all of this. >> oh, it's so sad. it's so sad. we were all fans, all of us. and the way he found the humor
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in everyday life. the intelligence that it takes to do that and the gift of giving so many people laughter. that can't be overlooked. that's why i say i'm not a mental health expert but something is broken there. something something inside went wrong. and i d't know when and i don't know where and i don't know why. but it is just very, very sad. >> you know, the first trial of bill cosby's ended in mistrial. that was just a year ago. even less. that was june 17th, 2017. and then in october, a few months later, all the news about harvey weinstein broke and that exploded the me too movement. do you think that this verdict of guilty is connected to that movement and moment?
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>> i don't know how it couldn't be connected. i know the jury was asked about that while they were in voir dire. unless you have been living under a rock you have heard about the movement. i do think it helped. i think women and men, and i'm making a point of saying that, are beginning to find their voice, and beginning to be able to speak up because they are seeing people are getting believed final ly. the tide is shifting. and all of these stories is can't be just people on out for fame or media attention or a monday tear settlement. and therefore people are beginning to say, okay, maybe i can also come forward with my story. maybe i can also stop this flood
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of these crimes. that's my hope. i think that's the hope of a lot of us. that this is going to change the tide a little bit and maybe leave the world a little bit better for our daughters, our sons. that would be my hope. >> heidi thomas, millions of people are listening to you today and during the trial and obviously how you played a role in changing that tide. thank you so much for telling us your story. >> up believable. thank you very much. >> chris? all right. so we know dr. ronny jackson is has withdrawn as the nominee to head up the v.a. now, cnn is learning new details about the white house medical unit that he is still running. the concerning accusations about the handling of prescription drugs next. ah, my poor mouth breather. allergies? stuffy nose? can't sleep? enough. take that. a breathe right nasal strip of course.
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alisyn, there's been so much focus on ronny jackson and the white house medical unit that he is the head of. well, here's what we're learning right now. five former and current employees who worked for jackson tell cnn that there is a grab and go culture there when it comes to medication. everyone from mid-level staffers to the most senior officials could get their hands on prescription drugs without being examined by a doctor first. they could casually pick up ambi ambien, the powerful sleeping aid, not just for themselves but even for their children ahead of a white house trip. sometimes they were written for other than the person who the medication was for. staffers said this seemed to be the privacy of the actual patient and practices, we're told, were all endorsed by jackson himself. and the folks who spoke with us all anonymously the fact that it was handed out privately --
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casually, rather, that there was a scrambling to account for the missing meds. we did reach out to ronny jackson for this story. he did not respond. he said the allegations made against him were completely false and fabricated and that he always adhered to the highest ethical standards, alisyn. >> loose control of these prescription drugs, what kind of medication are we talking about? >> two pills are ambien and p provig provigil are the ones we're hearing about. one well-known obama official went to the medical unit to get provigil. this pepper was given around 20 pills. it was treated as a parting gift for that official. a second example, one obama white house staffer went into the clinic and demanded that he
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needed the z pack for he and his wife. it is a strong antibiotic to treat infection. the doctor rejected this and said you first need to get an exam because cardiac issues come from taking it. the white house staffer said dr. jackson said i can just pick it up and i don't have to be seen. they eventually were told were handed the z pack without an exam. they date back to the obama administration, alisyn, and some say continued into the trump administration as well. >> m.j., what is next for dr. jackson? how has the white house responded to whether or not he will keep his job there? >> well, first of all, i will say the white house did not respond to a request for comment. as for weather jackson can stay in his job, look, the allegations are definitely troubling. there's a ton of scrutiny on on his past conduct right now. he holds a very important job of
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not just running the medical unit but also as the president's physician but he is clearly very well liked by trump. he remember had good things to say about him the past couple of days even when he was under fire. we'll see what happens. again, the headlines about jackson are very troubling. >> it is good to hear your reporting that goes deeper. thank you for sharing that. let's get over to chris. >> thank you very much. the cambridge analytica whistle-blower who revealed his former company's improper use of data from millions of facebook users appeared before congress. he told a group of democrats in the house that steve bannon ordered the staff to study ways to suppress voter turnout and text messaging that dealt with vladimir putin. he is here now to discuss this with us. good to have you. >> hi, chris. >> one interesting political point. democratic lawmakers.
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no republicans in the room at all? >> they decided not to show up. >> how did you read that? >> i'm disappointed. i flew across the atlantic. i'm from britain. i wanted to help american lawmakers understand what happened. >> let's play all of this out. >> okay. >> what did you see in your time that gave you concern about wrongdoi wrongdoing? >> well, i saw a lot of things that definitely concerned me.
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i think, you know, first of all, the primary story that is being reported, misappropriated facebook is genuinely concerning and exposed a lot of issues in relation to privacy is and security concerns and how it can be misused by actors in foreign elections. and more broadly, the relationships that the company cambridge analytica had with russian actors who had dr. kogan, the professor who managed the facebook harvesting program, working on russian projects in russia on ontrolliline trollingh is concerning given what you saw in the american election. and also, this is a company that was, you know, in close contact with the second largest oil company in russia talking about data harvesting, psychological
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profiling, revealing the fact that have a massed this large data set on on americans and made it known to a company that had has formal information sharing agreements with the fsb. when you look at some of the message testing. >> you're talking about when bannon was testing out in terms on of softening up core support for their opponents. >> it is where you look at different issues you may want to run on on in the campaign and you test the response and you figure out who is interested in it and who isn't. some of the message testing that cambridge analytica did before the 2016 election involved testing opinions on vladimir putin, testing opinions on russian expansionism in eastern europe. putin was the only foreign leader this company tested. >> as far as you know? >> at least when i was i there. that was true during the extent
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that i was there. he was the only foreign leader that we had tested at the time i was there. and for me that's concerning. i think that when you look at what happens in the american election and you look at the current investigation into russian interference, this is a company that was making a lot of noise about data. the algorithms it had a massed would have been incredibly useful to a foreign agent if they were so inclined to use it. and so the reason i'm here is to talk to both congress and law enforcement, you know, to make it -- to hand over evidence. >> so what facebook did and did not do and what they should do in the future, don't get me wrong. . it is not where you are the most relevant. we will save that for another day. we are not leaving that issue alone. i promise you that.
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however, let's test your credibility. i want to give you the opportunity to stand by what you submit. the criticism is this was 2014. you were there. you weren't there during any process of the campaign. how could you know what was done or not done that was right or wrong? fair criticism? >> well, let me just make it clear. i haven't claimed to know definitively what happened in the 2016 cycle. i didn't work on the trump campaign and i haven't made any of those claims. what i have provided is the evidence of what i saw during the creation and foundation of this country and also the general strategy that this company embarked on. and when you look at some of the message testing that was done, a lot of the narratives were things that were being test this company in 2014. >> as you may have come to learn, the research and message testing is not unusual in political campaigns. it is part of the practice of political signs to figure out
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where is their strength and how can we diminish it? where is ours and how we can boost? isn't that what is going on in cambridge? >> why test views on russian influence. vladimir putin wasn't running but he was a significant part point of the research. that isn't standard op position research. i'm not making any claims how that was used in 2016. when i'm saying is that to me creates reasonable suspicion that should be investigated. that's why i'm here. so an investigation can be had. >> understood. the suggestion that bannon was of trying to find ways to soften support for clinton, you can argue that's really part of the job of running a campaign. that's why i draw the distinction. professor kogan said you laid out the terms of the services that he would provide there so whatever he was doing you must
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have been fine with because you gave him basically his job descriptions. is that fair? >> so i've actually been kwaoeuplt open about this. if you look at the testimony i have at the british parliament, i laid out my role at the company. i haven't hid from the fact that i played a role in setting up cambridge analytica. one of the reason why i am whistle blowing, i think some of the mistakes i have made should be corrected and more broadly how this company got set up, i'm concerned about. i was there and i saw it and i played a role in it. >> was your attempt when you were playing out the specs with kogan to get information from people like me that you should not have is? >> the intent was to get a large amount of data quickly. one of the things that steve bannon wanted was to have a data set is ready for the midterms in 2014 which gave several months. but in terms of my own
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responsibility in that project i have accepted my share of responsibility. and let me just make clear, like i was the one who went to the authorities bit. i handed over all the evidence to the authorities. i reported well before the story was made public. i worked with the british authorities to start their investigation. of it wasn't dr. kogan or cambridge analytica and it certainly wasn't facebook. >> christopher wylie, i appreciate you coming on and being tested. that's the way we vet these situations. >> sure. >> there is more for this conversation to go forward to include you in on it. chris, get ready to spend more for your amazon prime membership. why the company is hiking the price while it raked in big profit, next. so you're looking for male customers, ages 25-54,
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killer joseph deangelo is expected to be arraigned as we learn how police cracked this decades old case. the sacramento d.a.'s office is revealing they matched crime scene dna, are you ready for this, to a relative's dna profile on a genealogy website. actually multiple ones. and then they linked deangelo using discarded dna samples collected from his home. it's unclear which websites they used. four major sites contacted by cnn, including ancestry, 23andme. they deny having any connection to the case. deangelo is accused of killing 12 people and raping more than 50 women in the '70s and '80s. >> that's remarkable. we know technology helps crack these cases. and now genealogy. obviously dna. but the proliferation of all of these genealogy sites you see
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commercials for, i can't believe it has cracked this case. >> you worked at america's most wanted. you get the odds of breaking this kind of case, so small. i have been following this case for -- on 20/20 so many times i tried to give updates but they couldn't do it. 23andme,, so many of us love the sites. wife not jump at the chance to be connected? my suggestion is they don't want to chill people from going to the site in concern of how the information is being used. >> absolutely. this is a brave new world in terms of privacy versus how it's used in different hands. it is really intriguing. it. >> it just shows for the families of victims is out there, there is always hope. you never know what they will come up with. if they have the right guy, it's huge. >> that is beautiful. time for cnn "money" now. you will soon pay more for your amazon prime. it is hiking its price of membership in the first time in four years. >> yeah. you know what, they will bump this up to help pay for their
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about five years ago cnn chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta began exploring the effects of medical marijuana in his award winning special report "weed." his new i diedition airs this sunday. whether the opioid crisis could be widely alleviated by medical marijuana. >> 115 americans die every day for from an opioid overdose. more than car accidents, breast cancer or guns. >> literally everyone we know knows somebody who has died of an overdose.
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>> and 2 1/2 million americans are currently struggling with opioid addiction. >> suicide is a constant thought. >> needs to take some asprin sometimes and tough it out. >> a solution some believe is this, cannibis. >> all right. joining us now is dr. sanjay gupta. sanjay, great to see you. >> thank you. >> what's the connection between marijuana and opioid abuse? >> i believe that it can treat the underlying pain that people usually take opioids for in the first place. >> you think pot can? >> i think pot can. i think it can treat the withdrawal. one of the reasons people can't quit opioids and because they have these withdrawal symptoms, which is very similar to the chemotherapy symptoms you'll have with cancer patients. we know it can treat that. it can treat withdrawal symptoms the same way, the sake mechanism. the thing interesting to me,
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alysin, while making this documentary is that opioids change your brain. they do it quickly. that's what people mean when they say it's a brain disease. it changes a very specific part of the brain. if you continue to take opioids, that part of your brain doesn't heal. research now shows that cbd, a component of cannibis, can treat that part of the brain. the underlying disease that is fueling the addiction. >> i didn't know it was reversible. >> i don't know it was either. this is research that is happening right now. if you had to design something, design a substance that could help lead us out of this opioid epidemic, it would probably look very much like cannibis. >> you didn't always feel this way about marijuana. you were skeptical, even about the medicinal uses of it. >> that's right. >> describe your evolution. >> several years ago i wrote about this for various magazines.
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i wrote a billig article in "ti magazine saying i'm not impressed with the medicinal research on this. what's important to understand is that most of the funding for marijuana research in this country was funding for studies designed to look for harm. in fact, 96% of the studies we looked at, their question was, how does marijuana cause harm? only a single digit amount of studies looked for benefit. does it cause addiction, cancer, all these other problems? you wouldn't be particularly impressed. i started to look at nonfederally funded labs and i started to leave the country and other places that are doing this research for a long time and a different picture started to emerge. and it became clear from some of these researchers i was talking to, not only could this be a medicine, there are times when it could be a medicine when nothing else had worked. everything had failed. this could come in and rescue. >> when you just heard jeff sessions there in our piece saying, you know, i think people
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need to take an asprin and tough it out. >> i feel very strongly about this, alysin. we're in the middle of this opioid epidemic. it's the worst self-inflicted epidemic in our history. tens of thousands of people dying. it has plateaued our life expectancy in the united states. all the great things we do in medicine to try to push back the frontiers, those are all being totally -- taking a couple of asprin and toughing it out, it's a disconnect with what's happening out there. not to mention, if you start taking opioids because you get a prescription, within a few days, your brain changes. the idea of telling people to just say no is egregious, according to the researchers i talk to. it's just not possible. and we understand that better than ever. so there has to be something done about this epidemic. >> we have got to figure out what to do about it. i don't know a family that hasn't been touched. we have to find our way out of this epidemic. >> i completely agree. i completely agree. tens of thousands of lives.
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>> sanjay, thank you so much sharing your research with us. opportunity tooun in this sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern for sanjay's special report "weed 4: pot versus pills." >> it sounds like a superhero owe film, i have to be honest. we are following a lot of news on this friday. what do you say? let's get after it. this is cnn breaking news. and good morning, everyone. welcome to your "new day." it is friday, april 27th, 8:00 in the east. we have breaking news. an historic peace summit and commitment from kim jong-un and south korea's president to end the korean war officially. they vow to reunify the two countries and to denuclearize the korean peninsula. >> all right. no question it is an extraordinary moment. this all playing out in the south controlled territory of the dmz. remember, you know, this happened in july 27th of 1953. it's an armistice.
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there is no peace, it's just a cease-fire. this is the first time that a north korean leader has set foot there in six decades. president trump praising the moment on twitter. he's preparing for his own meeting with kim that's going to happen some time soon. let's begin with cnn's christiane amanpour live in seoul, south korea, with the breaking details. what are the geopolitical angles? how is it being received in the streets behind you? >> reporter: well, chris -- well, as you can imagine, it is dark now. it's morning your time, evening here. so there are not as many people around and the screens have gone dark, which the government here set up for people to actually gather around all day and watch. that's because they are, in fact, outside of the sort of media right now, the two leaders. they're in having that dinner, the farewell banquet with their wives and all the assembled dignitaries. there have been champagne toasts or some kind of toasts and they have been praising each other again, talking about friendship


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