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ceremony in honor of our fallen military heroes. soldiers placing an american flag at every grave marker, covering more than 200,000 graves in a few hours. an incredible story. thank you for being part of it. >> a day after locking up enough delegates to christopher the nomination, donald trump is looking ahead to the general election. hillary clinton is trying to move beyond her past and the e-mail controversy. fox news sunday anchor chris wall has with me to talk about it. college students trapped inside a cave with water rising quickly and time running out. incredibly frightening moments but they made it out. i'll talk with two of them to find out how they managed to stay calm and survive. and have you heard about the new law that makes it a hate crime to attack police and other first responders? it's all ahead this hour.
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hello, i'm gregg jarrett in for shep. it is 3:00, and donald trump says he may begin calling hillary clinton by a new nickname. instead of crooked hillary. he is talking about recycling the name he used for his old republican rival, senator ted cruz. >> i wonder if i could say, remember lie n -- i won't say lie lying ted. i'm going retire that from ted. i'm not going to call ted that anymore. not going to call him. but i wonder if i could redo it. >> the presumption -- presumptive republican nominee made the comments just a short time ago. it was a rally in fresno, california and some protesters gathered outside the event but there were no signs of any trouble. california holds its first primary -- or its primary on
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june 7th and trump has now locked up the needed delegates to win the nomination but says california, that is one of about 15 states he wants to focus squarely on and put in play in november. carl cameron is live in san diego where trump is set to hold another rally. carl, trump says he is focusing on blue states. what is he thinking about whether he is actually sewn up all the red states? >> reporter: well, he recognizes uniting the republican party is important and that's an ongoing process. he does have some work to do in some of these red states because in the past, states that traditionally had gone for republicans were won by barack obama, and almost 15 states there's a number of places where -- ohio, florida, for instance, these are states that republicans absolutely have to win in order to win the presidency, but also looking at democratic states. minnesota, wisconsin, pennsylvania. those are very, very tough for him to win. and california. this is a state that hasn't gone
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republican in even long term memory ex-never mind recent. so you have to go back to reagan. the reality is very difficult. and trump has a whole series of demographic challenges. you look at the polls, and african-americans almost 90% don't like him. polls of hispanics, almost 80% don't like him. and when it comes to women, it's up to 66-65% say things up favorable about him. so every single event he makes a point of saying he breaks records when it comes to support from men and kind of throws guys overboard and says he would prefer more women to support him. listen. >> i love women. but -- believe me issue love women. you know what else? i have great respect for women. believe me. great respect. [cheering] >> but i won with women, i won with men. with men i'm setting records. the men lime trump. i'd rather have the women like trump. >> reporter: trump continues to say that every time single event
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in hopes daytona 500 doing away with the gender dan. historically republicans have polled six points lower than democrats when it comes to courting women. trump has driven the number higher and has to do something to bring it down. >> carl, trump was talking about california's water crisis. what did he say? >> reporter: there's been a drought here, particularly tough on industry and agriculture and folks who have to thundershower the water off. he said today the problem is environmentalists get in the way and suggested fresh water is being pumped to sea in order to protect endangered species and said he would stop that and turn the water back on. that is a very interesting thing for business and farmers to hear, but the environmentalists -- there are ton of them in california -- may wage a war and push back on that one in the days ahead. >> by the way it was a federal judge who ordered the water be diverted out to sea, so it's tough for a chief executive to overturn the court. we'll wait and see, carl, good to see you.
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we could soon learn even more about hillary clinton's e-mails because her former chief of staff at the state department, cheryl mills, giving a deposition today, and a judge says we'll see the transcript but blocked the release of audiotape to keep it from turning up in political ads. all part of the lawsuit from the consecutive group judicial watch. at the fbi has already questioned cheryl mills as part of its investigation into secretary clinton's private e-mail server. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington with more. >> reporter: thank you, gregg. today cheryl mills, clinton's person attorney and chief of staff at the state department is giving a deposition about the e-mails. the judge allowed the interviews, what are called def sessions, also part of a free don of information act lawsuit
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by judicial watch after it appeared the court had been misled. a state department official gave sworn testimony, and he assumed clinton was using personal e-mail to stay in touch with friends and family and said clinton was using her nongovernment issued black berry on the state department's executive floor, which is considered a secure area, especially her office which has safeguards to handle classified information. >> well, first of all, just using a blackberry for government business was against the rules and she was warned and she edged the warnings. and secondly using a blackberry in or near a secure facility like the executive suite of the secretary of state could compromise secret information in that system. >> reporter: asked about the episode today, the state department spokesman, mark toner, said the use of personal devices like a blackberry is not permitted on the exec tv floor
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and there was no waiver granted to mrs. clinton so this appears another episode where the security rules were discarded. >> the episodes seem to be mounting and we're also hearing about some so-called mystery e-mails. >> reporter: the inspector general report said three e-mails that directly relate to the clinton server setup and management they were not among the more than 55,000 pages of e-mails released to the public. the state department spokesman says the omission was not a big deal. >> this is not a new -- some new revelation. there are other e-mails out there. and to the extent that there are additional e-mails, we'll continue to release those publicly. >> reporter: but the missing e-mails seem to provide insight into why clinton wanted the private server and what appears to be an effort to control her government records. in november 2010 it was suggested mrs. clinton get a state account because her e-mails were going to spam but a government account would be searchable under the
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freedom of information act. clinton apparently wanted to avoid that scenario and told her aide she was concerned her personal communications would be accessible. there are also two additional e-mails from 2011 that weren't of suspected hacking attacks and the incidents where an unidentified clinton family aide temporarily shut down the system. >> let's bring "fox news sunday" anchor chris wallace. thank you for being with us. the ig report seems to contradict four main statements and arguments of clinton, number one, everything i did was permitted. ig says that's untrue. didded for convenience. again, untrue. i'm more than ready to talk to him in anytime. untrue. she refused to talk to the ig, and finally the e-mail account was approved by the state department. ig said that was untrue. if she sought permission it would bev been denied but she seems to be doubling down, insisting that what she did was
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permitted, notwithstanding what the inspector general says, that do you make of it? >> well, what other alternative does she have? she has their story to the degree she has been able to stick to her story. she has ever since it was revealed in march of 2015. i don't expect a perry mason moment from cheryl mills when she has her deposition today. one of her chief of staff and a very capable lawyer herself and if hillary clinton speaks to the fbi, i don't expect that perry mason moment, you caught me. ultimately it's what the fbi is able to independently find, where they able to dig up some of the supposedly deleted records on her e-mails or are they able to build a case that she willfully or negligently allowed classified information to be exposed or at least to be at risk, but i certainly don't expect you'll see either hillary
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clinton or any of her top aides -- incidentally all the top aide have gotten the same very good criminal lawyer itch don't expect any of them to suddenly throw up their hands and confess. >> no kidding. the other thing that jumped out -- i did read the record -- two of clifton's staffers were deeply concerned about this and began voicing concern about her private e-mail unsecured, unauthorized system, and they were told, quote, never speak of her personal e-mail system again. boy, that appears to be pretty damning, in the hand ofs of a good prosecutor and who knows if it will come to that -- might show knowledge and intent. >> well, except that you have no idea or no indication that was the -- that hillary clinton was behind that. that was a staffer to lower level people in the record keeping department. look, legally we'll have to see what happens.
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what james comey and the fbi are able to find, both forensic include, going through the records, and also in terms of interrogating hillary clinton and her top aides. we assume they'll talk to hillary clinton at some point. and then what the justice department, the attorney general decide to do with that information. think the most damaging thing is really not any new revelation. it's really the source of the information. this comes from the state department. that is the department that hillary clinton herself ran for four years. this comes from the inspector general at the state department, who was appointed by barack obama, and this investigation was set underway by her democratic successor, john kerry. so there's no effort here -- you can't say this came from trey gowdy and the house benghazi committee or chuck grassley and the judiciary committee. this came from the democratic administration, the department she ran, and an obama appointee
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in the id and the obama appointee in the secretary of state. >> she did offer one reason why she didn't agree an interview was because, well there was a republican on the staff of the ig as well. one republican. chris, thanks very much. we look forward to "fox news sunday" and let me promote what chris has. going to be talking perspective donald trump's campaign manager, corey lewandoski and the latest on hillary clinton's e-mails with james langford on the senate intelligence committee, and california democratic congressman, adam shift, check it out. check your tv listings. >> president obama making history today with a trip to hiroshima, the site of the deadly atomic bombing in 1945, and he met face-to-face with some survivors who were just kids when all of it happened. details next.
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the survivors, man who was only eight years old when the bomb destroyed his city. during his speech president obama called on the world to abandon the, quote, logic of fear that encourages leaders to stockpile nuclear weapons. >> mere words cannot give voice to such suffering. but we have shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history and ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again. >> and you can see the iconic dome hint president obama and the japanese prime minister in the top left of this photo. it was the only building left standing near the center of the blast. we have another photograph showing houston it looked after the detonation. 71 years ago. the time u.s. officials said the bombing was the best option to end the war. they estimated that millions of people from both countries would have died in an invasion of
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japan. leland vitter has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: the president did not use the words "i apologize" when discussing president truman's decision to drop the bombs and thus end world war 2, but critics say president obama's tone, his message and for that matter the visit itself was very clear. >> we stand here in the middle of this city, and force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell. we force ourselves to feel the dread of children confused by what they see. we look into a silent cry -- listen to a silent cry. >> in the past president obama envisioned a world without number clear weapons and talk about that. didn't talk much, if at all, about the atrocities committed by the japanese or the courage
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of american g.i.s who died in the fight against the japanese. we can contrast president obama's message and his tone with that of president truman -- president truman, truman saying, quote, the bomb caused the japanese to surrender and it stopped the war. i don't care what the cry babies say now because they didn't have to make the decision. harry truman in 1964. president obama's visit has re-opened the debate about dropping the bomb. many modern historians argue the attack on hiroshima and nag dynamic can i were unnecessary to akin to spiking the football. top military leaders say we need to remember who we were fighting. >> the fanaticism was incredible, which led the u.s. leadership to estimate that if in fact an invasion of mainland japan would be required there would be overa million u.s. casualties. >> reporter: and now japan relies on the united states for
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much of its defense, tens of thousands of u.s. troops are stationed in japan. important to note, gregg, that while the president was there he heard a lot of flack about those troops, a lot of complaints from the japanese and not much in the way of thanks for the u.s. americans who are on japanese soil, protecting it right now. >> leland vitter, thank you. a shotshootout leaves an accused kidnapper dead but his apparent victim, teenaged girl, is still missing. now police are trying to bring her home. the video and the update next. i'll talk with two college students who got trapped inside a cave, deep underground. the water was rising. their story coming up after the break.
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search teams in california hunting for a missing teenaged girl one day after her suspected kidnapper died in a shootout with police. you can hear the gunshots in amateur videotape from the scene. [gunshots] >> 20 shots. >> it happened yesterday in santa barbara county. cops say the suspect shot at them and they chased his car into a mobile home park where he died in a gunfight. the suspect was 19-year-old fernando castro. the missing teenaged girl is pearl pinson, 15 years old, and went missing wednesday 300 miles a. in vallejo, california. and the time witnesses reported seeing a girl bleed from her face, screaming for help, as a man with a handgun dragged her across a freeway overpass. some frightening moments for a group of college students exploring a cave in kentucky. a flashflood trapped 19 people a mile underground yesterday as
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water quickly rose between them and the exit. they had no communication with the outside world no way to know what -- that a drenching storm had come through earlier than expected and was dumping more rain than forecast. but a tour guide on the surface says he recognized the danger. >> when you're 150-foot underground you don't know what is going on you we knew it was two more hours before they were scheduled to come out so we knew by that time it would be flooded. >> they called for help and emergency crews report more than 150 first responders arrived for the dangerous rescue effort. some had to trudge through high water, strong currents and a whole lot of thick mud. all of this happened in the town of horse, kentucky, 60 miles south of louisville. the students were on a field trip to explore the water system in a cave that is fittingly named, hidden river. no kidding. after spending a total of six hours underground they emerged
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ed afternoon with workers telling stories hour the water poured in. >> we went in, it was about a foot deep and coming out it was waist deep. so we were fortunate. we actually built a cable up high long a canyon, where the flood the worst several years ago as a safety precaution just in case we have high water and have a way to climb out and that helped a lot. >> it may help explain why rescuers report nobody was hurt. joining us now from knoxville, two of the students part of the group, army harmon and nick stamper, that it both study geology at the university of tennessee. good to see you both. abby, what was the worst moment, how high did the water get where you actually underwater at any point? >> no. i was never underwater. we went in and i guess we knew -- as we were coming out because we passed a little small
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in feeder stream, when we first walked past it going in it was barely -- there was barely any water but on the way out it had significantly increased. so at that point we knew we needed to hurry but be safe to the surface. >> nick, for you, what was it like? how worried were you? was there ever a point where you said, i might not get out of this? >> i think i was most worried when we first noticed the water pouring in. at that point we hadn't started moving out of the cave so i didn't have a good understanding how long it was going to take exactly to get out of the cave, and all i could think about was some of the tighter crawlspaces we went through going through the lower portion of the canyon and such. coming in, and thinking about, well there, was areas we were crawling through. what's the water going to be like in those areas. so that was on your mind but at
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the same time, everyone in our group just understood the danger we were in and just locked in, focused and worked as an incredible team, and we moved out of there, i know i can say honestly as fast as humanly possible while still being safe. >> abby, you're way underground. there's no light except for, what, some lamps on your helmets? >> yeah. we all had head lamps on and backup lights, so the darkness wasn't an issue at all. the water was the problem. >> how powerful did it get? was it pulling at you? >> there was a swift rescue rig they rigged right at the entrance because the entrance is where the main river is, and it was swift. so, we -- there was a rescue guide there, i guess, and he
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connected us to him, and the rope, and we were across safely. >> you know, nick, it's called the hidden river cave. did it ever occur to you or anybody else that, gee, that name is rather ominous and tends to suggest the hidden danger which you eventually incurred. >> yeah. i really started thinking about it. when we were first going through the cave system our tour guide, peggy, was explaining to us and showing us the feature that exited that showed the previous flooding events, and you look around, that's really cool, and then next thing you know, you're experiencing one of the flooding events. and so all of a sudden the geology goes out the window and you're trying to move through this cave as fast as humanly possible, and it was pretty exhilarating, i have to say.
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>> ex-sill rating? how about caring. was anybody panicking and screaming, abby? >> nobody panicked. nobody screamed. nobody cried. i mean, everybody went into -- >> survival mode. >> -- let's get out of here and be safe. the group we were with was amazing. some people that had never been caving before, and i mean, everybody helped each other, everybody was giving each other hands when they needed it. it worked out really well. >> i make it a practice to stay out of caves. i think i'm going to stick to that. but congratulations on getting out, and thank you for sharing your story. abby harmon, nick stamper, good to see you. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> triple, record report of the people who will be traveling for memorial day weekend. triple the number, even before the holiday, security wait times at chicago's o'hare airport hit
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be spilling out on the street. but the line is moving. the big travel ma-geddon never materialized and no one wants to see a repeat with people sleeping in them tall and tens of thousands of people and bags missing their flights. the tsa has added 768 staffers at hubs like chicago, new atlanta, near chicago they have converted 150 part-timers into full-time staff to get this line moving along because a lot of pressure is mounting on the head of the tsa to increase the eefficiency here. >> clearly the summer travel season is going to be busy inch the short term tsa, airlines, airports, congress and travelers working together can improve the passenger experience while we maintain security that we need. >> reporter: and the big backups go to a number of contribute are factors. volume is a big one. travel is up by seven percent, expected to increase another four percent over the summer. then you have staffing.
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the tsa is adding a lot of staff but they're starting at a five-year low. 4500 staffers have been gone due to attrition over the past five years. and then you have the proliferation of carry-on bags. no one wants to pay the extra baggage fee. a lot of people don't trust the airlines witness get the baggage to the destination so you see the wheeled carts that people are bringing through security, and particularly when day bring prohibited items like bottles of water it slows the process up. >> people with carry-ons as big as a buick. what are they thinking? what are passengers saying, mike? >> well, they get pretty cranky. no one likes to leave the house three hours plus in order to catch their flight, but they become more cranky when the miss their flight because they didn't get into the security line on time. when you balance all of that, particularly following the crash of the egyptair flight with security people become a little more understanding, gregg. >> all right. mike tobin, live in chicago.
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dot look like the line is moving pretty quickly. now the weather. ertorrential rain causing floodg in southeastern texas. firefighters say at least two people are dead, one is missing, in brenam, northwest of houston. the town set a record with 17 inches of rain yesterday. crews in the austin area say they had to rescue five people from a rooftop by helicopter. the national weather service reports at least one tornado hit bryan, texas, northeast of austin, causing damage in a number of neighborhoods. meantime in kansas, reports of tornadoes touching down west of topeka. no word of any injuries or deaths. rick reithmuth is live in the extreme weather center. rick, how is it looking for the holiday weekend. >> itle you what. we have had such rough weather this week and so many big tornadoes, especially right across the plains, and fortunately none of them directly hate up to. we have had some damage and injuries but when you think of all we have had, just in the
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last 24 hours, five states something tornadoes, one more day of severe weather today, as we watch this system pull out and then clear out, calm down also tomorrow. today, mostly wind and hail event today. that the biggest threat weapon can't rule out maybe a tornado or two here across the central plains, down across texas. tomorrow, far less threat. mostly see strong winds and rain. you saw that flooding picture, the tornado in bryan, to the south of it brenham, texas, 16-inches of rain, wettest day in at the city's history. going back a year ago in texas, we had one of the worst droughts they ever had going on, and the last year we have seen so many flueding events and that's the case. bryan, texas, where the storms were yesterday, and then take a look at this line of storms, brenham, where we saw he heavy rain, just cutting through the area today so the flooding going on again, and we'll see that, more rain falling here across
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texas and in throughout louisiana over the weekend. some spots maybe another four to five inches and we'll see some more flooding. that's one additional threat. one other story we'll watch. so much of the eastern seaboard has not been warm, gregg, over the last, say, throughout may. wondering where summer is. well, here, officially summer coming. we'll break some records across the northeast tomorrow. a lot of areas flirting with 790 degrees, very warm. >> it's nice out, very, very pleasant out there. rick reithmuth with a snappy new tie. >> you're right. >> and a new haircut. forecasters releasing the outlook for the upcoming hurricane season which begins next wednesday, and we watching a system that could cause trouble for some folks at the beach this holiday weekend. phil keating is live in south florida with that. phil, how many hurricanes are forecasters predicting? >> reporter: well, gregg, believe this.
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it's been more than ten years since the last major hurricane slammed the u.s. mainland, and last three years in a row, below average hurricane season, and today, noaa experts came out and declared this year, we can expect it to be, quote, near normal. what that means, ten to 16 named tropical storms. of those, four to eight expected to become hurricanes. and of those, one to four expected to become major hurricanes. category three, four, or five. critical thing to keep in mind this year. that strong el niño is now on the way out which means we'll have less wind sheer in the caribbean and atlantic, so better storm development potential. and we are already seeing warm atlantic waters. >> you can have tremendous damage even if the storm is not a major status, for instance, irene and sandy, those w. not major hurricanes but they caused tremendous damage and flooding.
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>> reporter: and last year's erica was only a tropical storm, yet devastated the island nation of dominique. mudslides and 30 fay tall -- fatilities. as noaa reiterate it only takes one hurricane to impact your family so all u.s. coastal residents ought to be prepared. >> when it comes to the forecasts, how accurate are they really? >> actually, turns out they are pretty accurate, especially in recent years as hurricane science has greatly improved. take a look at last year's forecast, for example. here's what noaa predicted. six to 11 named storms three-quarters to six of them hurricanes two major ones. here's what happened. 11 named storms, four hurricanes and two majors. the national hurricane center now giving this developing system between the bahamass and bermuda a 90% likelihood of becoming a tropical or subtropical system by tomorrow,
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and it is expected to bring heavy rain, in particular to georgia, as well as the carolinas, just in time for monday's memorial day. >> all right. rely on noaa more than the farmers almanac. how would they know? okay, phil -- >> how many -- home churns of the butter does it take? >> exactly. we could keep on going. thank you. >> we could. >> no matter where you live it's a crime to assault or kill police officers and firefighters, but now one state it is a hate crime, special protections for first responders coming up. you wouldn't take medicine without checking the side effects. hey honey. huh. the good news is my hypertension is gone. so why would you invest without checking brokercheck? check your broker with brokercheck.
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targeting a police officer or a firefighter is now a hate crime in the state of louisiana. it's the only state by the tie expand the definition of such crimes to include first responders. this is generated, as you might
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expect, from controversial with an official with the antidefinition lead wrote a letter to the governor saying the measure confuses the purposes of the hate crimes act and, quote, weakens its impact by adding more categories of people who are already better protected under other laws. really? weakened the impact? emily is a criminal defense attorney. does it really weaken the impact of other crimes? >> well, sure, the argument here is that these hate crime laws are supposed to protect those with immutable characteristics, things you can't change so they're saying you're basically deluding this and saying so many more people apply and the second argument to that is, there's been institutal or systemic racism, for example, found in this organization and therefore this is turning it back around on those we need the protections from. >> i don't buy the argument that it dilutes the other victim biz adding more protection.
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but why is louisiana drug the -- drawing the line at public safety workers? aren't all victims of hatred and anger in the same classification? why are police officers special. >> absolutely. that argument is that these men and women put their lives on the line to save and it it was in response to a few high profile crimes that occurred in louisiana and florida. they said we needed this added protection because now it's a layer on their charges and applies to misdemeanors and felonies. prior to this it was a death penalty potential for murder only, for a police officer. so now it's an add layer for everything. >> the governor says that layer of protection, you say it's an added layer of protection, how is it a protection when every study suggests -- not every but most studies suggest that adding penalties is never a deterrent to the criminal who acts? they don't stand there and go, wow, i'm going to get an extra five years here if i pull the
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trigger. no. they don't. >> part of the argument is that this is a subjective crime. so it goes into the accountability of the behavior of the defendant. they're saying part of this is it the incitement to violence we're seeing on social media and the inflammatory rhetoric, talking heads on television. so the point is in terms of the evidence to prosecute the crime they'll look towards the defendant's behavior, what did he post 0 on twitter or shout to the officer so it's on the other hand to hold accountable the -- >> already held accountable because in 37 states they're already an enhanced penalty for assaulting a police officer. so, it's an aggravating factor. there's already an extra penalty built in. why do you need this? >> it's just an additional charge. so rather than it only being an enhanced penalty, it's an actual, additional charge, the sentence is consecutive to the underlying charge so now this is
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an extra year. >> prosecutors have to prove that hate crime charge, whereas if it's an enhanced penalty that's already built into the system, you just prove it in the penalty phase and that's much easier. it seems like pro law enforcement is making it harder on themselves. >> it's an interesting point and you're right there will be more on a prosecutor's plate to prove these charges but i think it's an important step that the governor has made, at least in taking that step and note there is a sister bill in congress right now that is looking for the federal analog to be passed as well. >> thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> it's memorial day weekend. folks all over the country are honoring our vets. coming up how one hero is inspiring the next generation of military leaders. stick around for that.
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ahead of memorial day, folks all over the country are honoring those who have served, and here's a look at arlington national cemetery. soldiers placing nearly a quarter of a million flags in the ground there, and one retired army brigadier general is paying it forward, teaching valuable lessons to nexten racing of heroes. jonathan, what's the main lesson? >> well, he has adopted this strategy throughout his life of leading from the front. it served him very well during two combat tours in vietnam. listen. >> i found, is a went to war, that if you were willing to set at the example, go first, set the example, close with and killer, effective and people will follow you, and i don't remember losing any fights at
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all. >> half a century after his service in combat the retired brigadier general continues to receive awards. most recently west point presented him with its distinguished graduate award, gregg. >> is a understand it when it comes to these awards, general bahnsen likes to pay it forward, right? >> he does indeed. in fact he is endowed two awards in which he presents pistols, one pistol is presented each year at west point to the captain of the rugby team and another pistol is presented to a distinguished cadet at his other alma mater, marion military institute in alabama. his focus is not on academics but encouraging women and encouraging leadership in combat. >> we have a lot of great young leaders thatting willing to do that but you have to promote and it reward it and you have to encourage it wherever you go. so i encourage soldiers to go fight. >> reporter: despite the enthusiasm for the front lines, combat duty is not michigan he
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takes lightly. in vietnam he saw 44 young men under his command make the ultimate sacrifice, and as a result, basen says he considers every single day of the year be memorial day. >> what a great story. jonathan, thanks very much. did you ever wonder how the soda pop -- well, sodas, came about? this day in history coming up. stick around for that. real cheese people get big flavor in every little, bitty bite. new sargento snack bites, with 20 calories per stick, you can grab 'em, skewer 'em, pop 'em. just don't ever call them mild. new sargento snack bites, big flavor in a little bite. i am benedict arnold, the infamous traitor. and i know a thing or two about trading.
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yourselfed so dark 83 years ago today. i call it soda pop. those behind me know nothing of that. your your is next with charles payne. air travelers facing long waits this memorial day weekend, but these mosquitoes aren't waiting for anyone, and could pose an even bigger threat. welcome everyone, i'm charles payne in for neil cavuto and this is "your world." time is running out, officials say we could be just days away from the first mosquito born cases of zika in the united states. bryan llenas is with us in new york city. tell us how folks are going to deal with this. >> reporter: the head of the cdc says that the united states must act now to stop potential outbreak of zika virus in the united states this summer. he called the zika virus unprecedented and tragic because with one mosquito bite it can