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this is an extremely important cause. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. i'll be back here at the united nations 5:00 p.m. eastern later today. jeh johnson, and rudy giuliani will join me live. for international viewers, stay tun tuned. for everyone else, "newsroom" starts right now. >> thank you very much, wolf blitzer. i'm don lemon in for brooke today. thank you for joining us. this into cnn. new information about the 100 or so americans believed to be actively supporting isis and other rebel groups fighting in syria. here's what a senior administration official says that federal law enforcement agents are keeping tabs on americans that may have joined isis and already returned here to the united states. our chief national correspondent jim sciutto joins us now with the latest.
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>> there have been a lot of numbers floating around confusing for viewers. how many americans actually are connected to isis. the operating number we have been told by officials is about a dozen. that number could go up. that's a dozen americans fighting for the group. the 100 figure comes to include all americans fighting for various rebel groups inside syria. what's interesting about what josh earnest, the white house spokesman sa spokesman, said a short time ago is that number that continues to fight and others returning home just making this point that some fighters have already made the journey home or attempted to make the journey home. as you know, this is the real concern of the administration that what happens when these foreign fighters, americans, europeans from countries that do not need a visa to travel to the u.s., what happens when they return home to the u.s.? are they encouraged or energized? are they trained or ordered to
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carry out attacks and violence here in the u.s. as they have done in syria? >> let's talk more about that. isis is calling for attacks on the u.s. and coalition countries and news regarding potential international response to these threats. what is it? >> reporter: this is a big focus of what president obama wants to accomplish at the u.n. general assembly in new york this week that starts tomorrow. he'll address the general assembly on wednesday. two big parts of the administration strategy here. one is to introduce a binding resolution at the u.n. to get countries to stop this flow of foreign fighters into and out of syria not just to syria but to other foreign terrorists organizations because a lot of countries that either helped this to happen or don't stop it happening. turkey is a country bordering syria which has been a real issue because a lot of fighters go through there. what are they doing to stop that flow of fighters? the president wants to introduce a resolution that countries will commit themselves to stopping
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both the flow of fighters and flow of money. he's also going to convene a summit in washington at the white house to combat violent extremism at home to get young people not to be radicalized. how do you do that? you know what? the concern is not just folks that go there and fight and come back and carry out attacks but the folks here in the u.s. or in europe who go on websites and get rcad radicalized and build bomb to kill people like what you saw in boston. it's a real concern. homegrown terrorism as they call it. >> jim will report on this story throughout the day and evening here on cnn. thank you very much. >> thank you. for the first time the parents of missing university of virginia student hannah graham are speaking publicly begging anyone with information on their daughter to come forward. the 18 year old was last seen on
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february 13th in an area of charlottesville known as the downtown mall. using surveillance video and witness statements, authorities tracked graham where she was seen walking with a man. police believe that man is jesse matthew. clutching the toy bunny, that was her daughter's prize possession, they took the mike sunday and asked for help. >> i think that the reason that hannah has such marvelous support is that this is every parents' worst nightmare. i'm certain that everybody in this room and those watching knows that what happened to hannah could happen to their child. we need to find out what happened to hannah and make sure that it doesn't happen to anybody else. you have all, i'm sure, read about hannah. you would have read that hannah is a second-year student at the university of virginia. a skier. a musician.
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a softball player. she likes to help people. she's interested in a career in helping others. and just as a little example, last spring break, instead of hanging around on the beach like other students may have done, she spent a week in tuscaloosa rebuilding houses and helping the recovery from the devastating tornado. that's hannah. that's one hannah. hannah is also our little girl. she's our only daughter. she's james' little sister. did you see hannah? did anybody see hannah? who saw hannah. somebody did. please, please, please, if you have anything, however insignificant you think it may be, call the police tip line with anything that just might help us to bring hannah home. when i returned home from bringing hannah back to charlottesville for the beginning of term last month, i
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found that she had left this little guy behind. this is hannah's favorite white rabbit. he was given to hannah by one of my friends when she was less than a week old. beebe helped out in tuscaloosa and he was hannah's constant guardian, companion, friend and guardian angel until last month when she returned to charlottesville without him. constant companion except for six months when hannah was 3 years old when he was lost at nursery. we found beebe and we brought him home to hannah and to us. all we want to do now is bring hannah home safely. >> more than a week has passed since his daughter disappeared and police are certain that somebody must know something. >> i believe jesse matthew and
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hannah found themselves at the tempo restaurant. i believe that. eyewitnesses told us so. i believe hannah graham left the restaurant with jesse matthew. i believe that. in fact, i believe that jesse matthew was the last person she was seen with before she vanished off the face of the earth. let me say that again. i believe jesse matthew was the last person she was seen with before she vanished off the face of the earth. because it's been a week and we can't find her. >> wow. up next, mark geragos, sunny hostin both here to debate these bizarre twists in this case and whether the police chief's tone is fair to someone not even called a suspect. we'll have this for you. police say they are closing in on an alleged cop killer believed to be hiding in the
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woods. hear what this rambo-like survivalist may be carrying and the bizarre story behind this video. >> well, not that i have a choice but [ bleep ]. all right. we apologize for that.
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earth. let me say that again. i believe jesse matthew was the last person she was seen with before she vanished off the face of the earth. because it's been a week and we can't find her. >> that's the police chief heading up the search for a missing university of virginia student. we heard from her parents just before the break. 18 year old last seen september 13th. i want to bring in my legal minds. legal analyst and former federal prosecutor sunny hostin and also we have mark geragos. is this appropriate? >> to me it looks inappropriate. he's off his meds. he looks like he's off his heads. he literally, okay, they have got something. they believe they have a surveillance tape and clearly
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he's a suspect even though they're not saying it. that's kind of not ready for prime time performance is inappropriate. >> i'm not sure. i think when -- i think the public wants to hear passion from law enforcement. i think he's very passionate. i don't think he crossed the line in anything that he said. i said i believe he was the last person to be seen with her. there is surveillance video that supports that. >> you're a prosecutor. i know that. if you were representing him, you would be like you incriminated my client from the beginning. he did not stand a chance. >> there's no question if he's arrested, if there's a trial, of course that's going to come up. they're going to say there was a rush to judgment. >> what if he isn't the suspect? what if he isn't the guy and he's got that tape following him around for the rest of his life? >> i think when you look at the facts of this case, it's clear he was on surveillance video with her. he was brought into the police precinct to talk to him. he refused to talk and asked for
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a lawyer and then drove away. >> the police chief says he willingly went to the police station this weekend. he walked in the door and asked for a lawyer. >> he didn't cooperate and then he left. >> asking for lawyer is not cooperating? give me a break. if you were the prosecutor and that was your investigator, you would say have that guy sit down. you know it and i know it. you wouldn't let this guy do that. >> first time you're speechless? >> i think one thing that's important to note, you watch that press conference and you see those parents in suching n aonny agony and pain. often times when i conducted investigation, i said the first 24 hours are golden hours. if you haven't found someone
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perhaps the person is missing but after having seen those three women that were found after ten years, after knowing now a lot about sex trafficking, i'm not so convinced that she is no longer with us. i think that's why we see that this investigation is so very aggressive and so very active. there is a chance she could be found. the other thing i want to say is i'm surprised no one is talking about the buddy system. she's in college. she's by herself going home from an off-campus party. ladies, you don't let your girlfriend leave alone. you have to stay together. >> didn't she send a friend a text message saying i'm lost? >> also, would let him go to the police station. he was uncooperative. asked for an attorney and let him go and then issue an arrest warrant because he sped off saying he was reckless to bring them back in something to arrest him for, correct? why let him go in the first place? >> they had nothing they could
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do. they didn't have anything. they don't have enough. they concocted the arrest warrant. >> if he did recklessly drive away, then in the business we call that the holding charge. you don't want him to disappear. you want him to come back and once you have that charge, then you have something to negotiate with and perhaps for information. >> for the police chief to go here, to go that far, do you think he has something that we don't know about? he's being really animated and very passionate. >> investigators always have something more. >> they don't reveal -- they're not supposed to reveal. he looks incredibly frustrated. >> and passionate and frustrated and don't we want our law enforcement officers to feel that. >> you see the parents and your heart as anybody who has a kid, this is the worst nightmare. so i get that. at the same time, you can't channel that. it's not nancy grace you hadition audition. he's supposed to conduct himself in a professional manner. >> i don't he was
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unprofessional. we're not used to seeing frustration and the passion that typically law enforcement officers at that level, they're career guys. career police officers. he's there. his shoulder is in it. >> what happens next? they want to arrest him and then it all depends on that. >> they want to arrest him and cooperate with this investigation. >> thank you. lots of passion here as well. thank you, sunny and mark geragos. thank you. hundreds of police scouring the poconos looking for an alleged cop killer. they are closing in on eric frein. and emma watson taking a stand saying that just because she's a feminist doesn't mean that she hates men.
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we'll get him. confident talk for those searching for a suspected cop killer. pennsylvania's governor is confident too but concerned. >> my thoughts and prayers are constantly with those individuals out there, men and women, looking for this individual because they are doing their sworn duty yet they know that they are putting their life on the line for somebody who has the intended purpose of killing police officers. >> eric frein, a rambo style survivalist and marksman on the fbi's most wanted list. he's still on the loose. 400 heavily armed law enforcement officers are ramping up their manhunt in the pocono
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mountains. they are closing in they say. >> we're making significant progress in the investigation and we found several items that frein abandoned or hidden for possible future use. some of those items including an ak-47 style weapon and some other magazines and ammunition among other things that we have located to this point in time. >> so police also saying that frein probably still has a hunting rifle with scope. investigators don't think frein is a threat to civilians. they say he's targeting police. he allegedly shot and killed one trooper and wounded another and people are hunkering down nonetheless. many schools are still closed. we're joined live now from the search area. sounds like the noose is tightening on this guy. >> reporter: there's been so much tension in this community in the last week that they hope when police say now that they are closing in on him that is the case. we're at the road blockade and
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hundreds of officers are combing these woods continuing to try to narrow that search area. we've seen a medevac helicopter circling overhead. also ambulances on standby here. the goal is to get officers who went into the woods out safely as they pursue this suspect on the run for ten days now. we heard from state police earlier this morning. they say there have been some credible tips reporting sightings of the suspect and that's what's prompted them to crackdown on the area that they are focusing on right now. we'll let you listen into more oftold us about this area. >> we're following aggressively on the information that we have right now and we'll see how that plays out throughout the day. if anything i would say the search area is narrowing right now. >> how dose do you think you've gotten to him and have you been close to catching him? >> we won't know that until we
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actually catch him. i to believe that we are close to him that the point. >> reporter: and while police say that they found an ak-47 and ammunition that they believe that frein recently left here in the woods and they want everyone to understand that they believe this suspect is still certainly armed and dangerous. that's why they ask the public to be really very vigilant even though that shelter in place order has been lifted. >> why are they so confident he won't hurt civilians? >> reporter: this has been a confusing situation for people here. let's return to the point. they closed schools for four days in a row. you have school officials saying they are working with authorities and they want to do everything they can to protect the children. you had a shelter in place order in effect. that was lifted. people have said if they don't have him, why is it safe for me to leave the house? police are saying a couple things. again, be vigilant but they say they have evidence to support the theory that this is a guy who is truly after law enforcement. that's his target.
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the governor spoke to that point this morning. here's what he had to say. >> he had the opportunity to shoot civilians at the blooming grove barracks at the same time he shot the police officer. so it is our conclusion that he is aimed totally at police officers because there were unarmed civilians right in the exact same location. during the course of the shooting. and he chose not to shoot them. >> reporter: while frein does appear to target police officers, police say don't wander into the woods. stay in your house. let the officers do their jobs. there are hundreds of them trying to bring this to a peaceful and final resolution here shortly. >> appreciate that. thank you very much. here's a question for you. do you have to be a woman to be a real feminist or can men join that club too? al also, we're going to speak to a
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>> probably trying to smother you a love potion. >> really? >> she's only interested in you because they thinks you're a
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chosen one. >> i am the chosen one. >> you know her as a feisty witch from "harry potter" but she's stealing the show off screen launching the campaign in a bid to end gender equality and kicked it off with a speech that brought down the house and is spreading across twitter and facebook like wildfire. here it is. >> my life is a shared privilege because my parents didn't love me less because i was born a daughter. my school did not limit me because i was a girl. my mentors didn't assume that i would go less far because i might give birth to a child one day. in 1997, hillary clinton made a famous speech in beijing about women's rights. sadly, many of the things that she wanted to change are still
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true today. what stood out for me the most was that less than 30% of the audience were male. how can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcomed to participate in the conversation. men, i would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. [ applause ] we don't often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but i can see that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. if men don't have to be
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aggressive in order to be accepted, women won't feel compelled to be submissive. if men don't have to control, women won't have to be controlled. >> joining me now to discuss this, founder of the list and also contributing writer to "the atlantic." she's calling for men to be involved. you say it affects people at every gender. explain that. >> well, i mean, like she says, the thing is that it isn't only directed against women. it's directed against femininity. anything considered feminine is considered lesser and that can affect men as well as women. if men are gay or if they like the wrong kinds of music, if they don't like sports, there are a list of traits that are
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considered feminine and men can be teased or you can be -- i mean, in certain cases you can have violence directed against you. there's a whole range of ways that you can not perform masculinity correctly and be considered to be too feminine and be targeted for that. >> you will agree that it's not supporting women in issues when it comes to feminist issues because you say it's become such an unpopular word. >> that was emma watson's starting point that the word feminist has become bogged down with baggage about being anti-male. >> do you believe that? >> i don't believe that at all. i feel like that tide is changing so much and has changed so much recently. i think she started from that position to embrace the maximum number of people into the message to say this is the baggage it has. it's not the case.
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it's about equality. this is my experience. it's a real big test. >> she said -- i want to get that right. she said it's become unpopular word and you don't say that. >> i'm aware of the baggage of calling yourself a feminist has had over the years and i'm aware of the fact that it's been recently sort of reborn as a badge of honor for many strong, amazing women and for men as well. feminism is enjoying a resurgence right now. i'm happy to be in the middle of that. >> you watched emma watson and you were smiling. you sort of sat up in your seat. emma watson says the first step to freeing women is changing male gender stereotypes. you touched on it a little bit. this idea that men shouldn't be sensitive and vulnerable is pervasive. how do you change that? >> i think it's not just
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about -- go ahead, noah. >> i actually disagree with her a little bit there maybe. i mean, i actually think the problem is that femininity is devalued. it's often the case that you need to address the fact that women are devalued in order to change ideas about what men are supposed to be. i think the main problem is the fact that women and anything associated with women is seen as bad or less. i think that for men if women are seen as equal and if it's not seen as a problem to have, you know, various traits associated with women -- >> i think it's fabulous for the record. >> that's all we can sit here and say that but how do you carry that out on a practical level in every day life. that takes time. look at what we see happening in
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professional sports in the nfl and if you look at quick scan of social media, most of the people who are retweeting emma's speech are female. are men really actively involved with this? are they interested at all in the feminist movement? >> i think so. i definitely think so. and not only that, this speech was targeted at culture. at a culture that tends to even for people who consider themselves to be staunchly equality based and not think that they have anything to worry about to actually point out that these are cultural new orleans and these are institutional storms and that it's worth taking a look at and forcing change regarding. so i think that we have seen this now in a number of institutions most recently with the nfl. we saw it with the white house's recent campaign regarding sexual assault and again invoking a big
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tent like collective responsibility notion that's going toward the culture. it's a multipronged effort. you attack specific behaviors and you attack the wider institutional new orlea aal nor. >> we appreciate both of you. talking about feminism has been big online. more calls to offer help to women in abusive relationships. find out more about this online at cnn's impact your world. you can find out how you can help along with links to the group like the national domestic violence hotline, the one love foundation and house of ruth and national network to end domestic violence. all of that. a reporter in alaska gave viewers one of the most memorable signoffs in television history.
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she has a new career in a very different field. while her station is apologizing for what she said, it's how she said it. >> as for this job, well, not that i have a choice but [ bleep ] you. i quit. >> we apologize for that.
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welcome back. we're keeping a close eye on something that's unfolding in new york city. a live picture now of the financial district. there they are. those are climate change protesters. one day after that massive rally that we saw take place. some took around to challenge wall street. we'll get more information from alison kosik down there. is it peaceful? >> reporter: it is peaceful. they came here to the financial district chanting this is what democracy looks like. whose street? our street. they came down here to close down wall street but what they really closed down is broadway. look over here.
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way down there all of this is broadway which goes right by the new york stock exchange. the original goal was to close down the original stock exchange. what they have effectively done is closed down broadway. there hasn't been traffic here for three hours. that's how long this massive sit in has been happening. over 100 just sitting here in the middle of the street on broadway here in new york city. i want to show you another look. go behind me here. as far as the eye can see, you see the protesters protesting big business that they say is contributing to global climate change. don? >> you know, is that the occupy wall street crowd or is this a different crowd or shoot off of it? what is this? >> reporter: you know, it's interesting you ask that. i asked the same question and the folks organizing this event are very careful to say this is not occupy wall street part two. however, many organizers are the same organizers that i saw when i covered the occupy wall street
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protest so while it's not the same, it sort of has branched off into an environmental message they are making today that big business needs to be more responsible and invest less in fossil fuels including coal, fracking and oil. don? >> young folks mostly as we look in the crowd. there appears to be an interesting group. >> reporter: we have people dancing and singing. almost feels like mardi gras in the middle of the street. >> thank you. breaking news on wall street. other breaking news to tell you about in the search for three afghan soldiers who disappeared right here in the united states after training. we're now hearing where they have been caught. that's next.
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how were they found? >> reporter: they were not in u.s. custody. they're in the custody of canadian border services. these three senior military officers were able to cross from buffalo into canada and that's when their passports and their visas were checked and they were stopped. they are now in custody. i spoke to someone with familiarity of the situation say these three seniors military officers did not break the law. they were here legally. they had passports and visas. they were not allowed to go to another country to seek asylum which appears is what they were trying to do. they were stopped at the border. it's unclear if they will go back to this base. edwards base on cape cod. this is a training exercise they were doing here along with six other nations. basically coalition team building. they get to know each other so that when the forces are there at u.s. central command in that region they can work with partners there. these three officers decided they wanted something different.
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something perhaps better and they left. >> what happens to them now? you said they're not -- they're not -- they cannot get asylum right? >> they've been stopped. they would have to have good reason for seeking asylum. they are senior military leaders with the afghan national army. >> among 200 soldiers that came from six nations. >> that's correct. there were six others afghans who were there training as well. look, i spoke to somebody. this happened recently with three afghan police who were training with the drug enforcement administration. they too attempted to get from buffalo into canada. they too were stopped and sent back to afghanistan. we'll see whether the same thing happens to them. the program ends in just two days. they may not be going back to that base or if they are, they will be chaperoned. they are with canadian border services. >> deborah feyerick with breaking news. we appreciate that.
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something that is just in now to cnn. this is president barack obama making remarks about the secret service in the wake of a security breach in which a war veteran armed with a knife walked into the front door just moments before the first family left the white house. >> thank you, guys. thank you, guys. secret service does a great job. i'm grateful for the sacrifices they make on my behalf and my family's behalf. all right. thank you very much, everybody. >> basically complimenting secret service saying they do great job and grateful for the sacrifice on how they protect he and his family. we'll talk to a former agent coming up here on cnn. here's how you make an exit in a television job that your co-workers will never forget. >> and as for this job, well not that i have a choice but
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dream about, going into work and telling your boss you quit. not like this. an alaska tv reporter did that last night on the 10:00 news and her performance is definitely one i wouldn't say for blooper reel but one for memory. take a look. >> everything you heard is why, the actual owner of the alaskan cannabis club will donate my energy to fighting for freedom and as for this job, not that i have a choice, but [ bleep ] it. i quit. >> all right. we apologize for that. we'll be right back. >> i felt worse actually for the anchor. the stunt stunned her colleagues and sent social media sites into overdrive. the station issued a statement on its facebook page saying we apologize for inappropriate
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language used by the ktva reporter during her life presentation on air tonight. the employee has been terminated. here with me to talk about that is "reliable sources" brian stelter. obviously unprofessional that she did that. naturally, there's a behind the scenes story. she did this on purpose. she was going to quit any way and wanted to draw attention. >> statement says she was terminated but we saw her quit on air. you would never do that, would you don? >> no. i'm not that kind of person. why would you burn a bridge like that? >> not only burn the bridge but to me it's the curse word that's the biggest problem. she could have gracefully quit. it becomes offensive the way she did it to viewers who otherwise might have been persuaded to join her club. this is interesting. we see people moving from media to politics and politics to media from time to time. it sounds like that's what she's
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doing. she wants to get marijuana legal in alaska but to do it the way she did it is offensive and unethical. she was covering something she was part of until disclosing something until the very end in a way that was offensive. >> she wanted attention. she's talking about is this legal marijuana. she's talking about medical marijuana? do you know? >> she's talking about reform in the state. legalization of the drug in the way that many other states have already done. we'll see this continuing progression. the media is part of this progression. you see a reality show now about pot. you see a lot more news coverage about pot. sanjay gupta had that ground breaking special here about the legalization of weed. she wants to get involved politically. it's unethical to do it the way she did to come on and cover the topic and only then to reveal she was part of it. >> it makes her look worse. any time you have something like that and you use a curse word, it always makes you look worse. here's what the station is
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quoting saying it had no idea the reporter would quit or that she was connected to the cannabis club. how can this happen? how can she be in her own place of business then and talk about her future place of business and no one at the station really know about it? >> it makes you wonder who assigned the story to begin with. maybe she pitched the story about the club that she's the leader of or maybe it was assigned to her by somebody else. either way, this is what we used to say when i was at "the new york times," that's what editors are always for or producer in this case to be a check and balance of the reporter. >> you asked if i would do something like this. would you ever do something like that? >> i'm a shy guy. i don't know about that, don. >> i don't know if people call you shy, but you are always professional. the host of "reliable sources" every sunday morning here on cnn. hello, everyone. top of the hour.
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i'm don lemon. just into cnn, charlottesville police issued a second search warrant at the home of jesse matthew. a person that police are interested in speaking to in the case of missing university of virginia student hannah graham. police issued a wanted person for matthew charged with two counts of reckless driving. matthew willingly went to the police station this weekend walking through the front door and asking for a lawyer. after he left, police say he saw him get into his car and then he drove off so fast and so dangerously they say that they were forced to back off and for the first time the parents of hannah graham are now speaking publicly about this begging anyone with information to come forward. >> i think that the reason that hannah has such marvelous support is that this is every parents' worst nightmare. i'm certain that everybody in


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