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[08:00:11] KRISTIE LU STOUT, HOST: Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong. And welcome to News Stream. Now, Germany's terrorism has been under
scrutiny. Angela Merkel admits her nation faces a test after a string of attacks and criticism of her refugee policy.
A presidential endorsement: Barack Obama gives his support to Democrat Hillary Clinton and it took just one line to sum it all up.
And Australia's prisons examined. We speak to the whistle blower who warned years ago about the abuse of young inmates.
In the wake of recent terror attacks in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel is answering to criticism about her open door stance on taking in
refugees has allowed Islamic extremism to take hold in the country.
Now, she's been speaking from Berlin and says Germany will not reverse its refugee policy, but will be more strict in deporting asylum seekers
whose applications were rejected. Take a listen.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
ANGELA MERKEL, GERMAN CHANCELLOR (through translator): These attacks all are shocking, depressing and terrifying. There are taboos that are
being broken. These attacks are done at locations where any of us could have been.
We would like to show to all the families, relatives of these victims, that we are with them, we share their suffering and they are not alone.
And we will do everything possible in order to investigate these offenses and also find the people behind these attacks.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: All right, our CNN senior international correspondent, Atika Shubert, has been
monitoring that press conference. She joins us now live from Berlin. And Atika, the chancellor issued a number of concrete measures to shore up
security on the back of this spate of violent incidents. How is she defending, though, her policy on migrants and refugees?
ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, she is really sticking to her position saying at one point that Germany cannot turn a
blind eye to human catastrophe, that these sorts of obstacles must be overcome and we are a country that can do it, that is what she said.
So she is clearly trying to get the country behind it and say we must stay united. Yes, there are problems but there are ways around it.
And I think the key for the public will be OK, what is the plan around these obstacles? There were a few measures that she announced simply
saying that there would be a look towards perhaps getting the army involved in terms of terror emergencies and this is sort of simple law and order if
there is a sort of large scale attack. Should the army be brought in to help on the streets?
These are the kinds of questions that other lawmakers have also been looking at recently. Because of Germany's history, the army has a very
limited role here, but now that may change as the country simply needs to have a bigger security net here.
What's clear is that police, while they have some investigations, simply aren't able to be overstretched this way.
Part of the problem is, of course, with the number of attacks we've seen, is that in at least four of the attacks, the most recent ones, three
were refugees. While they have some tentative links to ISIS, there didn't really seem to be a network that you could really follow. And those are
the hardest kinds of attacks to disrupt -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: Angela Merkel calls this a test. And she is calling for unity. But what is the level of anxiety, public anxiety in Germany, about
the potential for more violence as the country welcomes more migrants and asylum seekers into the country?
SHUBERT: I think the country is on edge. I mean, just taking into account one thing, for example, yesterday there was a suitcase that had
caught on fire near a refugee migration center. It was reported as an explosion. Police immediately raced to the scene and right then you could
see social media light up with all kinds of concerns of another attack. Fortunately, it was not, but I think it goes to show that the country is on
But nobody wants to see a race to put in legislation haphazardly or too quickly. So, Merkel is trying to lead with a very measured approach,
saying let's take a look at the roots of the problem. Then we can make a calculated analysis and take a good decision.
But she's not going to be pushed into pushing through any sort of measures that are too harsh. She's very wary of that. And that's why
she's saying let's be united, let's stay calm. Once we have a better handle on the situation we can usher in some reforms.
LU STOUT: All right. Atika Shubert reporting live for us from Berlin. Many thanks indeed for that.
Now, the Paris prosecutor's office says it has identified a second suspect in the terror attack on a Catholic Church in Normandy. His name is
Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean. He is a 19-year-old from a town in northeastern France. He was identified through DNA tests.
Now, the other 19-year-old suspect was named earlier as Adele Kermiche. And both men were shot dead by police.
Investigators say that they took five people hostage Tuesday, killing 86-year-old priest Jacques Hamel.
A nun, who was also held captive described Father Hamel's final moments.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DANIELE DELAHOUSE, EGLISES ST. ETIENNE (through translator): He was still in his robes. He was at the foot of the alter. They forced him to
kneel and then not to move. When we saw the knife in the right hand I said -- well, certainly something is going to happen. He tried to fight. He
tried. But while he is 86 years old, Father Jacques, he felt what was happening. He felt what was coming.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: Terrifying account there. French President Francois Hollande called the attack a cowardly assassination.
Now, Syria's news agency says that President Bashar al-Assad has offered amnesty to rebels who lay down their arms. Now, the offer comes as
the Syrian government surrounds rebel held places in eastern Aleppo.
Assad is said to be offering amnesty to those who turn themselves in. He has issued similar decrees in the past for deserters and foreign
And now to the U.S. race to the White House. We are following two very different angles from the convention floor in Philadelphia.
Now, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered an emphatic endorsement to his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Mr. Obama rallying
Democrats says he is ready to pass the baton, but the convention is also under a cloud of controversy from Russia after WikiLeaks released a batch
of data stolen from the Democratic National Committee.
Now, U.S. officials say there's little doubt Moscow is behind the hack and we'll go live to Russia for more on that angle in just a moment.
But first, let's take a closer look at the night's big headliner in Pennsylvania. Now, President Obama, a former Clinton rival back in the
2008 election, played the role of her biggest backer. Now, he spent nearly an hour pumping up Clinton's credentials and taking her Republican rival
Donald Trump to task.
Our White House Michelle Kosinski was there for it all.
MICHELLE KOSINSKI, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): You could almost see the weight of this moment and of America's choice on
President Obama's face, as he tried to connect past with present with future.
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: While this nation has been tested by war and it's been tested by recession and all manner of
challenges, I stand before you again tonight, after almost two terms as your president, to tell you I am more optimistic about the future of
KOSINSKI (voice-over): Optimism, the focus, in a speech the president delivered with an almost constant smile, even as he ripped into
Republicans, laying out a stark contrast.
OBAMA: ...but what we heard in Cleveland last week wasn't particularly Republican. And it sure wasn't conservative. What we heard was
a deeply pessimistic vision of a country where we turn against each other and turn away from the rest of the world.
There were no serious solutions to pressing problems, just the fanning of resentment and blame and anger and hate. And that is not the America I
know. The America I know is full of courage and optimism and ingenuity. The America I know is decent and generous.
KOSINSKI (voice-over): And this time President Obama didn't hold back, yes, saying the name.
OBAMA: And then there's Donald Trump.
Don't boo, vote.
The Donald is not really a plans guy.
OBAMA: He's not really a facts guy, either.
The choice isn't even close. There has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as
President of the United States of America.
We're not a fragile people. We're not a frightful people. Our power doesn't come from some self-declared savior, promising that he alone can
restore order as long as we do things his way. We don't look to be ruled. And the American dream is something no wall will ever contain.
[08:10:14] KOSINSKI (voice-over): Making the point that unity and democracy work, not to be overlooked.
OBAMA: We all need to be as vocal and as organized and persistent as Bernie Sanders supporters have been during this election.
KOSINSKI (voice-over): He urged this crowd to vote and for gun control advocates to be as vocal as the gun lobby, becoming emotional as he started
to tell some real stories of American struggle, compassion and perseverance.
OBAMA: And I'll tell you what's picked me back up every single time. It's been you, the American people.
It's the painting I keep in my private office, a big-eyed green owl with blue wings, made by a 7-year-old girl who was taken from us in
Newtown, given to me by her parents so I wouldn't forget.
Time and again, you've picked me up. And I hope sometimes I picked you up, too.
And tonight, I ask you...
OBAMA: ...to do for Hillary Clinton what you did for me. I'm asking you to join me to reject cynicism and reject fear and to summon what is
best in us to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States and show the world we still believe in the promise of this great
Thank you for this incredible journey. Let's keep it going. God bless you. God bless the United States of America.
LU STOUT: And that was CNN's Michelle Kosinski reporting from Philadelphia. Now to Republican campaign trail and presidential nominee
Donald Trump's comment that Russia may be able to find Hillary Clinton's 30,000 missing emails. He says he was kidding, but it succeeded in
creating a political firestorm with some calling the statement tantamount to treason.
Take a listen.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DONALD TRUMP, 2016 REPUBLCIAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: I will tell you this --
Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our
press. Let's see if that happens.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: Now, that comment came after Moscow was accused of hacking the Democrat's email system. And Trump now says he was being sarcastic and
that the real problem is that 33,000 of Clinton's emails were deleted.
Now meanwhile WikiLeaks has released a series of voicemails that have Democratic donors asking top level officials for favors. The voicemails
are related to nearly 20,000 leaked emails posted earlier this week. And for more, senior international correspondent Matthew Chance joins me now
live from Moscow.
And, Matthew, yes, I mean, those comments from Donald Trump, we know they were made in jest, that's what he's saying, but any reaction from
Russia about Trump's invitation to hack more Clinton emails or reaction to the latest leak from WikiLeaks, these voicemails?
MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: No. He certainly poured fuel on to the fire, didn't it? All sorts of criticism coming
towards Donald Trump from Democrats in particular saying it was tantamount essentially to breaching national security. And there was some very
withering comments as well from the former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who was also the former director of the CIA.
And so, yes, he is come in for a storm of criticism and he said he was just being sarcastic. The Russians, for their part, have played this very
coolly in the sense that they haven't been reacting directly to it.
I spoke to the spokesman for the Kremlin last night, and he said, look, we're a country, we don't hack, distancing himself and distancing the
Kremlin as much as possible from this whole allegation that Russia was behind this hack attack on the DNC and would have any knowledge where the
30,000 missing Clinton emails are.
You know, Russia's position as it has been when it has been accused of all sorts of wrong doing in the past is to categorically deny any
involvement. And that's what they're doing this time as well, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Yeah, the Kremlin continues to deny that state-backed Russian hackers are behind the DNC leak, as it's being called. But a
question not about hacking, but about politics for you. Would Vladimir Putin prefer a Trump presidency over a Hillary Clinton one?
CHANCE: Well, again, this is something that's been the subject of much speculation. Certainly officially the Kremlin says it doesn't have an
opinion. It doesn't interfere, it says, in the politics of other countries, not least the United States.
But if you watch state media here, you get the undeniable sense that Trump gets more air time than Hillary. The criticism of Hillary Clinton is
much more scathing than it is of Trump. And of course Trump and Putin have exchanged compliments with each other. Trump called Putin a strong leader,
stronger than Obama. Putin called Trump a bright, colorful person who is talented.
And so, yeah, there's been this bromance brewing, which has fueled this speculation that Trump is the Kremlin candidate.
[08:15:31] LU STOUT: Matthew Chance reporting live from us from Moscow. Thank you.
Now, officials from the Joint Agency Coordination Center, they have confirmed that the captain
of missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 did, in fact, have the suspected route of the plane plotted into his home simulator.
Now, the captain's sister insists her brother is a scapegoat and that he did not bring the plane down in a murder/suicide.
Authorities still don't know why the plane vanished or where it is, but they say their best guess is that the plane crashed in the Southern
Now, you're watching News Stream right here on CNN and still to come, a scathing report exposes abuse at a juvenile detention center in
Australia. And some say they have been aware of the allegations for years. Stay with us.
Also, Tturkish authorities turn on the media after that failed military coup. And we'll take you live to Istanbul for the latest on the
LU STOUT: Coming to you live from Hong Kong, you're back watching News Stream.
Now, this week we've been telling you about allegations of abuse and torture inside an Australian juvenile prison. The claims, which have
received worldwide attention, emerged in a TV news investigation and the government has announced an inquiry.
Now, the report aired footage of young prisoners at the Dorin (ph) facility being tear gassed, assaulted, stripped and locked in solitary
confinement. It also showed this -- a teenage boy strapped to this chair, a restraining device because authorities say he tried to hurt himself. He
has a spit hood covering his head.
Now, this happened in March of 2015. But the report alleges that he was abused by guards over
And he wrote an open letter to Australians from behind bars thanking them for their support
and apologizing for his wrongs. Now, we were able to speak with his sister through Facebook video on
her phone and she described to me about the last time she saw her brother.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
KIRA VOLLER, SISTER OF JAILED TEEN: The last time I seen him he was broken, like he wouldn't -- he couldn't look me in the eyes. He couldn't
be honest with me. He couldn't smile. He couldn't take any of my positive feedback or attitude that I was trying to rub off on him to help him stay
positive until he got out, you know. It just wasn't working. And that was at the end of his (inaudible) so like when he was just about to turn 18 and
just be transferred to the adult jail, that's when I seen him last, so it would have been just after he was strapped in the chair.
And, yeah, I remember it really clearly. I was -- I felt like I had lost my brother for awhile.
And then just since he's been in the adult jail, when he calls me he sounds happy and he sounds
like he has hope again and I feel like that's -- I know why now because I've seen the footage.
I'm proud that he's a strong person, but when I seen that footage it really broke me. I couldn't bare to watch it like I really wanted to turn
it off within the first two seconds, I think, of that film.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU SOTUT: That was Kira Voller, sister of Dillon Voller speaking to me earlier. And perhaps what's most concerning about the allegations is
that authorities knew that things like this were going on for years and that this footage has been widely available for quite some
Now, the former children's commissioner for the Northern Territory sent video of children being tear gassed at the facility to senior
bureaucrats, this happened in 2014, but he says nothing happened.
Now I spoke with him earlier and I began by asking him why it took so long for this to come to light.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
HOWARD BATH, FORMER, NORTHERN TERRITORY CHILDREN'S COMMISSIONER: It's hard to know why nothing happened, but I presume it's related to the
culture of the department. And I think also the fact that for many years there hadn't been very clear external accountability arrangements. And so
sometimes these practices develop because there's no accountability -- no external accountability mechanisms in place.
LU STOUT: So these boys were stripped. They were assaulted. They were tear gassed because of a lack of accountability? Is that the only way
we can rationalize why this was happening?
BATH; The tear gas happened a bit later in 2014. But it's part of a general pattern of more or less extreme responses when the corrections
facility is experiencing a disturbance or a crisis.
And of course that's the time when you need the most trained staff, good supervision and very
sound accountability in place. Unfortunately, it's at those times of crisis when these sort of responses have emerged in this system.
LU STOUT: This week we've learned that the corrections minister has been sacked and the local government has moved to ban the use of so-called
spit hoods and these restraining chairs in juvenile detention facilities. Is that going to be enough to change the system?
BATH: Absolutely not.
Those are good moves, but we need to look at the culture of these systems that allow these sort of practices to develop. We need to look at
the issue of accountability so that there's external oversight for the use of these extraordinary procedures. You know, there are some times when it
gets very dangerous inside facilities. And at times, you do need to use restrictive practices, but it's particularly
at times like that that you need very, very clear guidelines and regulations and oversight to ensure that abuses don't occur.
LU STOUT: And at the heart of this tragedy is the treatment of aboriginal people in custody and the disproportionate number of aboriginal
youth in custody. Is Australia going to deal with the wider issue here?
BATH: I think you're right. It is a wider issue.
In the Northern Territory, around 45 percent -- between 40 and 45 percent of all children, all juveniles are aboriginal. And about twice
that percentage, 95 percent or more of prisoners, are aboriginal prisoners. And of course aboriginal people turn up in the statistics around
disadvantage at very high rates because of the extremely disadvantaged circumstances they live under.
You know, that's an extraordinary challenge, but it's a challenge that governments and services have to meet. It's something that needs to be a
priority of government.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: Howard Bath there. Again, he's the former Northern Territory children's commissioner.
Now, Turkish authorities are cracking down hard on the media after the failed coup almost two weeks ago. Now, state run media reports the
government is shutting down dozens of TV channels, radio stations and newspapers and also today Turkey's Justice Minister says that they have
evidence that Fetullah Gulen, the cleric Turkey says orchestrated the coup attempt, could flee the U.S. to avoid possible extradition.
Now, Ian Lee joins me now live from Istanbul with more on the story. And Ian, Erdogan's crackdown is certainly widening. Tell us more about the
latest targets of this political purge.
IAN LEE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: That's right, Kristie. In the beginning of after this coup, we saw them going after certain state
institutions like higher education, health care, private institutions as well, educational institutions, NGOs, unions. But now their gaze has
been shifted towards these media outlets.
And just to give you an idea of the numbers, we have 16 TV channels, 23 radio stations, 45
newspapers, 15 magazines and 29 publishing houses that have been closed.
Now, the government has said that these are run by supporters, have tendencies to lean towards the ideology of Fetullah Gulen, this is the
exiled cleric living in the United States that is declared a terrorist and his organization a terrorist organization. So they say they're going after
But there is a lot of concerns about these media news organizations that they're shutting down that Erdogan is trying to stifle free speech
here. One in particular, Jihan News Agency (ph), is known for its election monitoring, one of three really main media election monitors. The other
two are sympathetic with Erdogan or with the government.
So, there is some concern there. And rights groups, international community, has been voicing that.
But right now Turkey says their main goal is to root out those people who are behind the coup.
[08:26:24] LU STOUT: And the fate of that U.S.-based cleric, Fethullah Gulen, the Turkish government blames him for that attempted coup.
They want him extradited from the U.s. What is the latest thinking in Turkey about what his next move could be?
LEE: Well, the Turkish justice minister said that they're afraid that he might try to flee the United States going to South Africa, Egypt, maybe
Australia, trying to get out of there before he can be extradited to Turkey.
Now, Turkey has been calling for his extradition for some time. The U.S. government has said from the very beginning that they need to see
evidence that he was behind this coup. Then, they're willing to talk, but Turkey has said that if the United States somehow doesn't hand him over,
whether they grant him asylum or he flees, this could damage relations between the two countries as Turkey again sees Fethullah Gulen and his
organization as a terrorist organization. They want him back to hold him accountable, they say, for this coup attempt.
But again, the United States saying, show us the evidence and then we can talk.
LU STOUT: All right, Ian Lee, reporting live for us from Istanbul and the on going crackdown after that coup attempt. Many thanks, indeed, Ian.
Now, you're watching News Stream. And still to come on the program, Pope Francis takes a fall while on his trip to Poland. And we'll tell you
how he is doing and what's next on his itinerary.
And some Russian athletes depart for Rio, a whistleblower tells us that she believes not all of them will be competing clean.
[08:31:48] LU STOUT: Former Russian 800 meter runner Yuliya Stepanova and her husband Vitaly, who worked for the Russian anti-doping agency, they
blew the whistle on their country's doping practices. Now Yuliya she has been banned from competing at Rio, a decision she calls unfair.
And Clare Sebastian spoke with the couple.
CLARE SEBASTIAN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Why do you think you deserve to compete?
YULIYA STEPANOVA, RUSSIAN WHISTLEBLOWER (through translator): Because I told the truth, because of (inaudible) and because of all this I became a
traitor in Russia and get immediately kicked out of everywhere when I started telling the truth.
And in that way, they deprived me of a chance to continue my sporting career. I get kicked out and because the international federation allowed
me to compete, appreciating my contribution to the sport, I thought it would allow me to compete in the Olympics, too.
But the IOC didn't want to support me.
SEBASTIAN: The IOC's decision this week not to ban the entire Russian team, do you agree with that or do you think they should have gone further
than they did?
VITALY STEPANOVA, FORMER RUSSIAN ANTI-DOPING AENCY EMPLOYEE: I believe if you say that you are zero tolerance, and again this is
unfortunate that this is happening to our own home country, but I don't think that should be used as an excuse for not fighting corruption in
sports, for not fighting corrupt sports officials. I believe if you wanted to send a clear sign that doping will not be tolerated, you have to suspend
the whole country. So, even the clean athletes in Russia realize that if they see something wrong they have to fight it.
SEBASTIAN: But do you think there could be any athletes going to the games this time that are doping?
Y. STEPANOVA (through translator): I think that there probably will be those athletes from the Russian federation who use banned substances,
but they just were not caught because I think it's very difficult to get rid of that system quickly.
STEBASTIAN: Why does this happen in Russia? Why was doping so widespread? Why was there so much pressure on sportsmen?
Y. STEPANOVA (throughtranslator): From my personal experience I came into sport at 17 and before that I thought that being an Olympic champion
required years of training. And when I got into the sport environment myself, I started to hear about doping from everyone. I asked my trainer
and it turned out it was just like taking an ordinary course of vitamins.
Sportsmen believed it was just normal preparation and you can't do without it. They are not taught any other way.
SEBASTIAN: The Russian authorities are saying that they are going to do more to crack down
on doping. They even set up a special commission to fight it. Do you have any faith that things are going to improve in Russia when it comes to
V. STEPANOV: With the current political system, no. I do believe my view that IOC had a chance to destroy the system and to show that Olympic
movement will not tolerate this kind of cheating, but they chose not to do that. And by doing that, they showed that to the rest of the Russian
athletes, in my view, that they should continue doing how they were prepared earlier by double standards. and the system will continue to
So they didn't -- I don't think they got the signal that they should start telling the truth and they should start changing.
[08:35:23] LU STOUT: Now it is day two of the pope's visit to Poland and he celebrated mass to mark the anniversary of the baptism of Poland,
1050 years ago. But he appeared to miss a step and he fell during the start of the ceremony.
Now, priests, they rushed into help him and he recovered and continued the mass. The pontiff is OK.
Now, our correspondent, Delia Gallagher joins us now for me from Krakow. And, Delia, it is day two of the pope's visit there. He is due to
give this big speech to a big audience, it's World Youth Day. What will be his message?
DELIA GALLAGHER, CNN VATICAN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Kristie, We're awaiting him now. In just a few hours, he should be arriving here for what
is really the opening welcoming ceremony of this World Youth Day. It's a big festival, week long all the youth from all around
the world come here or come to a different country around the world depending on where it is. And this is really the moment that the pope says
he wants to communicate with the youth because they are the new generation and they are the hope for peace in the world.
You know, coming over on the airplane yesterday he was talking about how we are in the
middle of what he calls this piecemeal war. And he thinks that it is the youth that need to take on the
mantle now of dialogue of being open, of building bridges. These are all themes that the pope has spoken about and that he wants to encourage here
We are in (inaudible) park. It holds about 600,000 people. I can tell you they are arriving despite the rain. Flags, singing, dancing,
great enthusiasm and great excitement.
He did have that fall, as you mentioned, earlier. It was at a mass at the national shrine in (inaudible) here just a bit outside of Krakow, but
the Vatican says he is OK.
Of course the pope is 80 years old. He'll be 80 in December, so any time an elderly person falls
it's important. But he got back up. He was able to say the mass without any visible signs of distress.
You know, he has a little bit of sciatica. He has to wear orthopedic shoes. He has some trouble, he stumbles occasionally. But by all accounts
Pope Francis was just fine and the enthusiasm waiting for the pope here -- you know, these are all young kids. These are 19-year-olds, 20-year-olds,
they've been out in the streets of Krakow meeting have been out in the streets meeting each other, talking to
each other and that's really the pope's message for them because it is a critical time, as he said yesterday on the airplane. And the hope for the
future lieswith this generation.
LU STOUT: Our Delia Gallagher live from Krakow setting the scene for us ahead of that big address by the pontiff. Thank you.
You're watching News Stream. And still ahead in the program, there have been some pretty memorable comings and goings at this year's U.S.
political conventions. And we'll show you who had the most awkward big entrance. That's coming up next.
LU STOUT: For any presidential hopeful, it is important to have a commanding presence when you walk into a room, but grand entrances can be
hit or miss.
Now, Jeanne Moos screens the good, the bad and the awkward of U.S. convention entrances.
[08:40:15] JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Entrances and exits can be hit or miss, like this miss of an air kiss. On the other hand, Hillary's
shattered glass ceiling entrance was a hit. It had the audience chanting at her screen image.
But sometimes a miss can be memorable. For instance, when Baltimore's mayor was supposed to gavel the Democratic convention, but she forgot to
use the gavel. She walked off and 15 seconds later came back with a bang.
It happened two more times...
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Where is it?
MOOS: When the convention was being recessed, someone yelled gavel to remind the chair to return and swing that thing.
Taking a page out of Hitchcock -- Donald Trump somewhat less portly silhouette made an
entrance so dramatic it was parodied by actress Elizabeth Banks at the Democratic convention.
The women on The View spoofed it, so did Jimmy Fallon with Michael Jackson moves and Steven Colbert made shadow puppets got in a fight and met
From dancing entrance to dancing exit, check out how acting DNC chair Donna Brazile sashayed off stage.
Howard Dean's exit was a scream.
HOWARD DEAN, FRM. DNC CHAIRMAN: And Michigan and Florida and Pennsylvania and then we're going to the White House!
MOOS: Though he left off the actual scream that helped hasten his exit from the presidential race in 2004.
And then sometimes there are things that cause you to make an exit, in this case a premature one.
When a protester poured a bottle of water on Geraldo Rivera's head.
UNIDENITIFIED MALE: You don't even know what I do.
MOOS: Geraldo didn't back down, but his security guy hustled him away.
GERALDO RIVERA: Wonderful, strong pillar of a man.
MOOS: Good thing that protester wielded only water and not a gavel.
Jeannie Moos, CNN, New York.
LU STOUT: And finally, Jupiter's most distinctive feature is its great red spot, the huge storm that's been raging for some 300 years. And
researchers at Boston University found the spot heats the atmosphere above it to a scorching 1,300 degrees Celsius, that is hotter than molten lava.
Now, the team hopes that NASA's Juno probe can bring back close up observations about
Jupiter's incredible feature.
And that is News Stream. I'm Kristie Lu Stout. But don't go anywhere, World Sport Riannon Jones that's up next.