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and you just really appreciate that this is an amazing -- sorry -- a very amazing short term gift, to appreciate every moment and to appreciate fellow human beings. in the end, all we really have is each other. ahead this hour, we're hearing for the first time from the texas nurse who contracted ebola, how her case is changing the way the cdc handles the virus in the u.s. >> plus, violent confrontations between police and demonstrators in hong kong. we will take you live to the protest zones for details on an alleged case of police brutality. and later, cnn investigates what happened to u.s. army sergeant bowe bergdahl four months after being freed from taliban captivity. >> everyone acted surprised when
he was released. you knew, the story was always that bowe bergdahl walked off. >> now some of the people who knew him best tell cnn they had good reason to believe he deserted his unit. >> we'll start with the ebola crisis. the world health organization is predingting a dramatic increase in the spread of this virus in west africa by the end of the year. >> it says the mortality rate has jumped from 50 to 70%. the w.h.o. hopes to reduce the rate of infection by isolating 70% of patients and having most of the victims burials done s e safely by december. but it's feared the outbreak will get worse before it gets better. >> it's impossible to look in a glass ball and say we're going to have this many or that many, but we anticipate the number of cases occurring per week by that time. it's gong to be somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 a week. you know, it could be higher, it could be lower.
you know, but it's going to be somewhere in that ballpark. >> so far more than 4,400 people have died of ebola out of nearly 9,000 known cases. the real number could be much higher. the u.s. president says there has to be a greater global response. >> the world as a whole is not doing enough. there are a number of countries that have capacity that have not yet stepped up. those that have stepped up, all of us are going to have to do more because unless we contain this at the source, this is going to continue to pose a threat to individual countries at a time when there's no place s more than a couple of air flights away. >> and the u.s. centers for disease and control prevention is changing the way it responds to ebola cases. this after a nurse in texas contracted the virus.
>> even though they wore prot t protective gear, nina pham got ebola from a patient who later died. we have more on the new procedures and pham's condition. >> good afternoon, everyone. >> a huge admission from the director of the cdc. in retrospect, with 20/20 hindsight, we could have sent a more robust hospital infection control team. >> the doctor admits he feels bad he didn't do more. now they're hoping to contain the virus by sending a special response team to dallas. >> people who are experts, leading the world in everything from laboratory science to infection control to hospital administration, and we're working hand and bloouf. >> and for the first time, we're hearing from nina pham, the nurse who contracted the disease while treating duncan. in a statement released by the health presbyterian hospital,
pham says i'm doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers. i'm blessed by the support of family and friends and to be cared for by the best team of docker tos and nurses in the world here at presbyterian hospital dallas. now at least 75 health workers who treated duncan are also being monitored. doctors say the 23-year-old nurse was wearing full protective gear. >> pham's family has attended mass for more than a decade. coy has been in constant contact with pham's mother. >> when i talk to the family, i'm thinking that they are doing well. they feel okay. the reason is first, they believe in god and they trust that that's the highest
providence. they can talk, skype and phone. so they know for sure what happens to one another. and i think nina and her mom are doing well. with a sibling in california and another in san antonio, pham lives close to her childhood home. she graduated from nearby texas christian university and was a member of the sigma kappa sorority. university administra assured the staff and students that they have no reason to believe she was on campus recently and to keep her in their thoughts and prayers. the cdc is trying to determine exactly when she was exposed to the virus. father jim wants to know when she's coming home. >> we pray that her be healed soon and that we see her again. >> that cavalier king charles spaniel in the pictures.
the dog's name is bentley and we understand the dog is now in the care of the city of dallas at a new facility. the dog could possibly have ebola and we understand that the dog is also being closely monitored. >> another health care worker is inform serious condition but is working. she treated a spanish missionary who later died of the virus. al goodman now has been following her case. he's live in madrid. teresa appears to be slowly improving and she's now survived more than two weeks and that's crucial. >> that is. and each additional day she's in this hospital behind me is like a small victory. that's how it was put on tuesday. the authorities say she's producing antibodies against
ebola which means the amount of the ebola virus has submitted. and patients who make it to the two-week mark and are still with us, they're getting on the right side of the curve. although she's not out of the woods yet, john. >> it seems incredible. even though she's being treated by her colleagues, she's trying her best to help them and keep them safe. >> she was on a team with some of the doctors and medical team treating her now as they treated two other ebola patients who came back here and died. my colleague nick robertson caught up with one of those doctors who puts on the protective suit to go into the room with teresa romero. here's what the doctor had to say to questions. >> she's worried about us. she's telling us okay, don't touch there. no, i can do it.
she's helping us to treat her. she wants us to be outside as soon as possible. >> so she's helping you to not put you at further risk? >> of course, yes. she was where i am now, so she knows what i have to do. and she knows how i have to take off the gloves for everything. so she says okay, okay, slowly, take it out. don't touch these. >> that must make you feel pretty good that even though she's sick she wants to help you. >> dramatic scenes in that hospital. >> health officials in spain are reassessing how to deal with do
you know how the standard for dealing with all of this? >> when it started with this crisis, it wasn't up to standard. they're trying to work on that. there was a spanish tv network last night and he said the united states has asked spain to transit these troops or other military troops in and out of west africa. these planes would apparently not be carrying ebola spashts. there's negotiations going on between spain and the united states on how those faces might be used fsh the u.s. effort in and out of west africa. john? >> okay, obviously a lot of talking going on. a lot of work still to be done.
>> al goodman live in madrid. in the u.s., there's now a special team of experts to respond to any ebola cases among american health care workers. next up, we'll share why one expert says the cdc protocols laid out so far have been misleading. >> well, we are keeping a very close eye on the situation in hong kong after pro democracy protesters and police clashed early wednesday. the road reopened. things have calmed down since then, but tension remains high. so while it is calm right now, that wasn't the case earlier in the day as we mentioned. but what exactly triggered that violent confrontation between police and protesters?
and what do we know about the alleged case of police brutality when that took place? >> well, let me deal with the alleged police brutality first of all, because this is the n newest change in the new story that's come to life. a video has been circulated on youtube. it looked like six police officers dragging a protester. we think a protester, what we thought that side into a darkened corner and beating him. well, it turned out we were able to speak to the lawyer of that protester. he's in his late 30s and he's a social worker per and what is quite ironic, he's actually on that 1,200 strong committee who gets to vote on who the next chief executive is. whether he was provoked, we don't know. we spoke to a lawyer to ask what
he had heard from his client. >> i think what happened was six or seven police officer took him aside to a corner whereby they punched him, they kicked him. when his hands were actually cuffed at the same time behind his back. so there's no way he was posing any danger to anyone. so it was unprovoked, i believe, and unnecessary for anyone who use that kind of violence and arrest a person. >> was there anything he did to provoke police action? >> some say he was pouring water on the police. but whatever he was doing, he was already arrested. his hands were cuffed. and the proper procedure was to take him into custody. and to deal with him in accordance with the law. >> one of the reasons i wanted to bring up that video with you first and hear from the lawyer was because this is a really
interesting point in what seems to be a game of, you know -- this is like the cat and mouse gim between the police and protesters. they're trooing to move these people on. but when people in hong kong and the people involved in this movement start to see a video like that, perhaps their view on the police and the minimum force the police were going to use would change. even those scenes overnight were police using minimum force. if the police says if you walk to us and you're holding your hands like that, it doesn't necessarily mean that's not violent in any way. this sort of anecdotally said by police. but so far the police goes in response to that video, they have launched their own investigation. and the six police officers have been suspended. the lawyer, though, saying that suspension wasn't enough for them. he would have preferred for them to be arrested. >> all right, live from the streets of hong kong.
we're looking at video of violent confrontations. but it is calm on the street there and still hundreds of protesters blocking some of the roads. many thanks to you. >> it is calm now, but what we're seeing over time as the day goes on, the temperature comes down, cools down a little, protesters come out and things tend to get a little more tense throughout the evening. >> but a lot less support from people on the streets of hong kong. businesses. >> and exactly, will this alleged beating bring more people out in the coming days? >> we'll be watching that. >> we'll take a short break. isis militants have been blasting away at the syrian city of kobani. introducing a pm pain reliever that dares to work all the way until the am. new aleve pm the only one with a safe sleep aid. plus the 12 hour strength of aleve. (receptionist) gunderman group is growing.
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>> air strikes helped take kobani. this defender seems injured and stumbles. they rush to help. his ordeal is beginning as another hell awaiting the injured. a flurry of ambulances tells those anxiously awaiting at the hospital that the border is now open. >> injuries, some that seem days old. most want nothing filmed. >> the dead brought in around the back. >> the turkish army mostly lets people cross, but sometimes closes the border. sometimes the army closes it for security, he says, but most of the time it just seems arbitrary. the worst thing i remember inside was seeing a woman, a local governor of kobani call her sister.
but an isis fighter answered the phone. she passed out in front of me. for some, it is too late. two young fighters here returned where others have been before them and others were surely follow. the dead bullet wounds who are survivable washed their bodies in the morgue. they died of blood loss as they waited for the turkish army to let them cross the border. do you think they wanted these men to die? >> yes. >> there are many more graves ready here and the extent of the grief and the anger on display shows you the kind of problem if indeed kobani does fall to isis. dark falls. the ambulances are still coming.
>> and in niebing iraq, isis is claiming responsibility for three bombings that targeted shiites in baghdad. police say one blast killed at least four people and isis says a member of the iraqi parliament is among the dead. >> between the surge of attacks and the advance of isis fighters from the west, you might expect the people of baghdad to be gripped by fear, but that is not the case. >> it's just another day for the fishmonger, cleaning and gutting carp for his customers in a baghdad neighborhood. he wonders why after two months of u.s.-led air strikes i whies s -- why isis is on the edge of his town. >> isis has taken even more territory since the coalition strikes began, he says.
this fruit seller describes the air strikes as useless. '. >> they're like theatre, he fells me. but in the end, the iraqi army will be victorious. so far, however, the army's track record is dismal. it has lost control of mosul, iraq's second largest city and appears on the verge of using control of just west of baghdad. some say no hope on the horizon. nothing really changes, this man tells me. it just goes from bad to worse. >> despite it all, smiles and halves still come easy. >> life seems to be going on pretty much as normal, but that's not to suggest that there aren't dangers in the city.
daily car bombings and deadly attacks are a group reminder of the attacks within city limits. and that's the real threat this security analyst tells me. it's certain sleeper cells and supporters of isis are present, h esays. not in large numbers, but enough to terrorize and endanger the population of baghdad. is a population that has seen many dark days and will probably see many more. >> we'll take a short break now. but still ahead, new evidence in the shooting death of a u.s. teenager. while police say lab results reveal about the incident that sparked angry protests in st. louis.
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st. louis police say gunshot residue has been found on the clothing and hand of a black teenager killed by a white police officer. >> he was shot last week by an off-duty officer. the family disputes the police account, but the police union says the residue proves the officer's claim that myers fired first. police also talked about new information they have found online.
>> the police department is in possession of photographs recovered from social media that shows myers displaying a weapon of the same make, caliber and model as the smith and wesson that was fired at the officer and recovered at the scene. >> this is a distinctive looking gun and we again believe cooperates 9 the officer's accounts of the events. >> protesters have taken to the streets over the case. some have compared it to the killing of unarmed black teenager michael brown by a white police officer back in august. 350r9 parts of us a trail where are getting winds, even snow in lower altitudes of the mountains. >> let's turn back to ivan cabrera who joins us with more
details about this. it's only a month and a half away from summer. >> six weeks away from summer and we get to the snowfall. i want to show you what's .haing with this potent low right offshore here, pouring over stid knee. in fact, 75 millimeters in just three hours, paralyzing parts of sidney there. some areas picking up as much as 138 millimeters. and yes, wind gusts in excess of 100 kilometres per hour. so sideways rain. and then we have 10 to 20 centimeters of snowfall across the foothills of the blue mountains. we'll start in sidney and work our way out. look at the lightning there. power out to thousands of people in sidney in the middle of the night there and also, of course, with three inches of hateful in just three hours, you can
imagine the flash flooding that was under way as a significant storm rolled through. not only knocking out power but suspending rail service as well. then airplanes were having a hard time getting in and out. dozens of flights have diverted around sidney. now we get you to something that i have never seen until just about an hour ago. there is -- that would be kangaroos hopping in the snow there in the blue mountains about 75 kilometers away from sidney. and of course, as you go west of sidney, you're climbing in elevation. we're talking about 1,200 meters here. so nevertheless, very impressive and a snow ceiling there, my goodness. just incredible stuff. 10 to 20 centimeters across the region there. that's about four to eight inches if you like it in the british system. but there it is, there's the
low. still raining in sidney, but just not as heavily. and it will begin to move off to the east in the next several hours with a cold front that has moved through and brought some cooler temperatures as well. in fact, we have another one coming in, reinforcing that. and so the forecast over the next three days with wind and rain. the kangaroos will be seeing the snow melting quickly. >> how many had a sickie? >> i would say a large number of people. well, day three of oscar pistorius' sentencing hearing is set to begin in about two hours of now. ahead, a preview of the latest chapter in the case of the olymp olympic athlete convicted of killing his girlfriend. rincesse.
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from the united states and around the world. >> time to check the headlines at this hour. >> a u.s. worker being treated for ebola in germany has died. the 56-year-old man was from sudan and contracted the virus in liberia. germany is still treating a ugandan doctor from ebola. an aide worker from senegal was treated and released earlier this month. >> the hong kong government says it will investigate allegations of a police beating. a video on line appears to show plain clothes officers kicking and punching a pro democracy protester on tuesday while others watched. >> u.s. president barack obama met with the defense chiefs from 22 coalition partners tuesday to discuss the strategy to defeat isis. meanwhile, the terror group is making more gains in iraq's province. they's poised to overrun one of
the country's largest air bases and capture more weapons. back now to our main story. the largest nurse's union in the u.s. is blasting the texas hospital where nurse nina pham was infected with ebola. u.s. officials say the hospital constantly changed guidelines on treating ebola patients and provided insfishs protective gear. we reached out to the hospital to try to get some comment. so far, we have not heard back. >> nina pham is being treated now at the hospital and she says she is doing well. she caught the virus from a liberian man, thomas duncan, who died last week. pham's friend says the 26-year-old nurse is widely respected by hospital staff. >> she had the experience to back up taking care of this patient. she was me tickously sought out
and chosen to have this specific role. so that says a lot about her and how she is. i think she took care of him to the best of her abilities and as compassionately as she could. >> and the u.s. seshts for control and prevention is creating a response team. >> reporter: head to toe, tape to tie, protective suits like these have become the symbol of ebola danger and prevention worldwide. investigators are currently looking into whether the infected texas nurse followed all the protocols. >> we're looking at every aspect of prevention of infection in a dallas hospital. >> for those on the frontline of the crisis, learning how to properly dress and disrobe for new patients is crucial. the cdc's current guidelines do
come with a disclaimer noting that they will, vote, vary based on the level of fre cautions required. the problem is, according to one expert, the centers for disease control guidelines on its website don't offer fully accurate instructions on this subject for health care workers. a troubling glitch at a time when hospitals are desperate for guidan guidance. >> they're not getting something that's going to protect them 100% and it's going to lead to more mistakes. >> this infectious disease expert has suited up himself on the frontlines of outbreaks in africa. he says these diagrams on the cdc's website show personal protective equipment, or ppe procedures that are just wrong. >> when you have direct contact with an ebola patient, no skin should be exposed. no part of the body should be exposed. >> the inconsistencies between this instructive diagram and this reality are more than minor procedural differences,
mcgregor-skinner says. they could be the difference between life and death. >> we've seen this on tv now for months. this is something that has to be corrected immediately. to. >> we're implementing new procedures that are safer and easier. >> thanks for that report. and a u.s. researcher is working on a way to speed up the diagnosis of ebola that involves a single finger prick and can take just minutes. our afifiliate spoke to the man responsible for the test. >> reporter: a test would detect
the ebola virus in minutes, not days. he's part of a team of close to 200 people laced in sierra leon. the tests not only provides quick answers. dr. gary says it's also safer. >> the current taste requires that you take a tube of blood from a person's arm, first of all, that's a risk for the person drawing the blood. our test allows you to just use a finger prick, very safe device, small drop of blood. put a band-aid over it. you don't have to expose the person drawing the blood to the risk of a needle or a needle stick. then you take that small drop of blood, put it on this device, 15 minutes later, you have a result. >> the device is currently undergoing field tests. researchers say once they're successfully completed, they'll apply for emergency authorization so it can be sent out to hospitals. and facebook ceo mark zuckerberg announced on tuesday, he's donating $25 million to the cdc to help fight ebola in west
africa. and he joins some of the world's wealthiest tech entrepreneurs including bill gates who pledged $50 million to the cdc, the world health organization and unicef. microsoft founder paul allen has also donated $20 million. the u.n. has estimated it will need nearly $1 million over the next six months to get the ebola outbreak under control in guinea, liberia and sierra leon. if you would like to see how you can help in the fight against ebola, please go to our website. >> all right, we move to another story. oscar pistorius will soon know whether he will get any prison time for killing his girlfriend. day three of his sentencing hearing is set to begin in just a couple of hours. on tuesday, a defense witness tested prison is inappropriate
punishment for the disabled olympic track star who was found guilty last month of culpable homicide. thedisagreed. >> disabled people should not be in prison? >> that is not what i said, my lady. >> i know of disabled in wheelchairs that are in prison. what i'm trying to say is it is more difficult, my lady. it cannot be disputed. >> no, is it difficult for anyone? >> it's difficult but more difficult for a disabled person. if it's going to be difficult for an abled person, how much more difficult must it be for a disabled person? >> now it's worth pointing out, it's not yet clear exactly when the judge will read out the sentence. a typical punishment for culpable suicide in south africa is five to eight years. but experts say it's hard to predict. we talked things over with cnn
legal analyst kelly fellphelps. >> the judge is really having to weigh up what the public thinks and what society needs. >> yes. we heard the witness today speaking about the difference of public opinion on the one hand and the concept of public interest on the other hand. as she said it's often times in the public interest not to send people to prison because it is so -- there's such a high rate of offending after the prison that often times it is in society's interest to use alternative penalties. >> obviously a controversial issue about whether or not oscar pistorius should get house arrest instead of actually serving time in a south african prison. within that debate, the prison system was very much on trial as well today, wasn't it? >> yes. we heard hugely compelling evidence about problems plaguing the system, overcrowding, drug use, gangsterism, sexual violence and the special position of vulnerability that a
disabled person would be in, considering that environment. >> but very importantly, there are disabled people in prison. there are vulnerable people in prison. coming back strongly in cross-examination saying oscar pistorius is not the only person who's had these kinds of limitations, perhaps. >> yes. we saw an absolute battle of wills between the witness and the probation officer. and mr. nell was adamant that this does not make mr. pistorius special. does that mean that no disabled person can ever go to prison? and of course we'll see that battle continue tomorrow as he continues trying to chip away at her evidence to his cross-examination. >> and be sure to stay tuned to cnn for live coverage of today's court proceedings in south africa. it's scheduled to begin about two hours from now. john? >> and in the meantime, we'll take a short break. when we come back, bowe bergdahl
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>> welcome back. the story of bowe bergdahl's release after nearly five years of captivity has grown complicated. you may recall he was exchanged for five taliban prisoners back in may. >> it started complicated and it's getting a lot more complicated. it's quiet in his hometown of haley, idaho. >> reporter: there's a pile of boxes sitting inside the haley, idaho, police department. >> this is love and support for a fellow american. >> filled with cards and letters of support waiting for sergeant bowe bergdahl to read them. >> over 700,000 cards. >> it was part of a holiday campaign last year to bring bowe
home. all the letters were sent to the white house a few months before bergdahl was released after almost five years in captivity. >> this would take weeks to go through. >> if not years. >> now they sit, forgotten. >> a symbol of how the story of bowe bergdahl's rescue hasn't come with a triumphant ending. for stephanie o'neill, a bergdahl friend, it was a more bitter symbol. >> there was no question but the fact that bowe could have walked away. and everyone acted surprise when he was released. you knew the story was always that there was a chance bowe walked off. for what reason, we don't know. these organizations were the first to pull their support from bowe. me's home, we're not supporting and helping him. it's interesting to see that so many of these came from organizations that almost within a week of bowe's release turned their back on him. >> that's what brought us back to bergdahl's hometown of haley.
an investigation found he left his post of his own free will. several in his army unit say he's a deserter and traitor. the signs of support and yellow ribbons on haley's main street are now gone. for five years, this town stood by its soldier, but now the relationship is complicated. we asked the mayor of haley to sit down with us and talk about bowe bergdahl and the homecoming that never was. he refuse. he said we're done, we're over it. we stood by the family to get bowe home, but we need to move on. and that captures the mood of many around here who simply want the bowe bergdahl saga to go away. >> their son bowe is coming home. >> when bergdahl was released, they said a reunion would likely happen in days. it never happened. in fact, bergdahl refused to see or talk to his parents. but that's starting to change. two sources tell us bowe bergdahl is communicating with his patients but as far as we know, they still haven't seen
each other even four months after bowe bergdahl was rescued in afghanistan. the family doesn't want to talk about any possible family reunion. bergdahl's parents have only said they want to give their son the time and space he needs to recuperate from almost five years in captivity. >> many who knew bowe bergdahl before he joined the army said the boy from idaho probably wasn't a good fit for structured military life. tim has known the bergdahl family 20 yeeshs. >> he became frustrated because he saw no end to a crisis. >> do you think he left, voluntary left his base in afghanistan? >> absolutely. and there's nothing evil about what he did, no intent of evil, but i believe he had become disillusi disillusioned. and he was used to as a boy and as a young man, going off on his own for many days at a time. >> his son was one of bergdahl's best friends.
the families were part of a home schooling community in haley. emory said bergdahl was raised in an intensely religious environment with a strict code of conduct. >> there definitely was a time when he left home in that 15, 16-year-old range, left home for a little while and no doubt it was some type of rebellion. his dad was making him, like with my boys, too, making them comply with certain things that they didn't, as boys, they didn't like. and there may have been something there that was a bone of contention. and bowe did have a tendency to get really frustrated and just to walk off or throw up his hands. >> he can't say if that childhood rebellion is still a source of strain on bergdahl's relationship with his fame, but he sees a parallel between the young bowe he knew and the one who some say walked away from his post in afghanistan. >> and that's fine up here in idaho. >> that's fine. >> but when you're part of the u.s. military, it doesn't go over very well. >> it doesn't go. >> so what would drive that kind
of frustration that he was actually breaking code s? >> bring bowe home. >> those letters are waiting and so are his family and friends. >> do you think bowe bergdahl will ever come back to idaho. >> i believe so. we have a hunting trip waiting for him. long overdue. and then we're going to talk about things around the fire. yeah. >> but no one knows for sure when or if he'll ever return to the place he called home. cnn, haley, idaho. >> and coming up next here on cnn, two tech companies are now offering women a game-changing perk that could impact their family planning. but it's not without controversy. [prof. burke] it's easy to buy insurance and forget about it. but the more you learn about your coverage, the more gaps you might find. like how you thought you were covered for this. [boy] check it out,mom! [prof. burke]when you're really only covered for this. or how you figured you were covered for this. when you're actually paying for this. you might be surprised at what's hiding in your coverage. talk to farmers and get smarter about your insurance.
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we had some nasty storms roll through the cnn center as well. that would have been yesterday. as far as additional weather coming into the eastern u.s., the system pushes to the east, as i mentioned. we'll have heavy rain continuing across portions of carolinas and then heading up into the mid-atlantic and northeastern u.s. so severe weather threat diminishing. the heavy rain threat continues. on the backside, cool temperatures, fall weather returns across the southeast, which we are welcoming. let's check on our hurricane, this is now a major hurricane. i just wanted to show you the wind gusts that we've had. we had damage.
a well defined eye out over open water, not bothering anyone. but the trajectory here still takes this to the north and into bermuda. this tropic digs in across the eastern u.s. the same one that brought severe weather, pushes this and saves the u.s. from a landfall. but it is not good news for bermuda where hurricane watch is already posted. and there is the forecast there, perhaps reaching as a major hurricane in about 60 hours time. time to pay attention if you are in bermuda. >> category three by friday? >> it will be a category i believe by today and it will be a weakening trend as it heads towards bermuda, but not weakening enough. >> all right, we'll keep a close eye on that. >> thank you, ivan. >> and you are watching cnn.
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