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Aired August 26, 2016 - 03:00 ET
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[03:00:00] NATALIE ALLEN, CNN NEWSROOM SHOW HOST: New violence along Turkey's southern border. A car bomb erupts at a police checkpoint killing several people.
GEORGE HOWELL, CNN NEWSROOM SHOW HOST: Scrambling to find survivors, rescuers dig through the rubble in Italy as the government there declares a state of emergency.
ALLEN: And walking back comments on the controversial campaign issue, what Donald Trump is now taking about undocumented immigrants.
HOWELL: From CNN world headquarters in Atlanta, welcome to our viewers around the world. I'm George Howell.
ALLEN: And I'm Natalie Allen. CNN Newsroom starts right now.
Turkish staid state media say at least eight police officers are dead, killed in a car bombing at a check point in the southeastern city of Cizre.
ALLEN: Forty five others are wounded, two of those reported to be serious condition. Security sources say Kurdish militants are mind the blasts.
HOWELL: And CNN is live along the Turkey/Syria border this hour. Our senior international correspondent Ben Wedemen is following developments there. Ben, it's good to have you with us. Let's first if we could talk about this blast at the police checkpoint. What more are you learning?
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, we understand from the Anadolu news agency the official news agency of Turkey that this was a truck bomb, that it went off near a police checkpoint outside the town of Cizre which is in the eastern Turkey very near Iraqi Kurdistan.
Now as we've heard, yes, eight people, eight policemen dead, 45 wounded, apparently we've seen already video from the scene, a huge cloud of smoke reaching into the sky. Clearly, it was a massive bomb in this case. Now, of course, Turkey has since 1984 been waging a war against the
PKK, the Kurdish Workers Party which is trying to carve out an independent Kurdish state in the eastern part of the country and, therefore, this is really just the latest in a long series of attacks that have happened in Turkey.
Certainly, recently we've seen a variety of attacks by the PKK. And it's important to keep it within the context of what's going on in Syria.
Oftentimes, when the Turkish forces strike or otherwise harm Kurdish forces in Syria, the PKK responds -- respond and this may well be the PKK's response to the latest Turkish incursion into serious just behind me. George.
HOWELL: And, Ben, if we could just talk a bit more about that, Turkey's troops inside Syria. Let's talk if we could just about how that effort is doing and also the question about a timeline, how long could Turkish troops stay in Syria?
WEDEMAN: Well, we've heard from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior Turkish officials that this current operation, known operation Euphrates shield will continue until the terror threat is eliminated. And that's really open ended.
They've said they want to create a quote, unquote "terror-free zone" along the border, which really just translates into a buffer zone. So, this could be an open ended Turkish military presence within Syria because Turkey is extremely concerned about the PKK arrested Kurdish population within its border, and the last thing it wants to see is much of its southern border controlled by Kurdish groups that are affiliated with the PKK.
So, this really could go on for quite some sometime now. What's interesting, George, is that yesterday the Turkish supported Syrian fighters who went into Jarablus and drove out ISIS turned their guns on the YPG Kurdish fighters who were in a town just about three kilometers to the southeast of Jarablus.
And this is one of -- one of the stated goals by the Turkish president of this operation, that they, yes, they would be striking, they would be driving ISIS away from the boarders, but they would also be focusing some of their effort on the YPG, the Syrian Kurdish militia.
So, Turkey has gone into Syria. It's role, its mission is rather ambiguous. But what it definitely is broad. George.
HOWELL: Ben Wedeman, live for us on the Turkey/Syria border. Ben, thank you for reporting. We'll stay in touch with you.
ALLEN: Iraq says it has forced ISIS out of a strategic town south of Mosul. The recapture of Qayyarah is a crucial step towards retaking Mosul where it's the ISIS de facto capital in Ira.
[03:05:04] HOWELL: That's right. The Iraqi army says the terror group has now lost a key source of oil revenue. Iraq's Prime Minister also promising to liberate Mosul before the end of the year.
ALLEN: At least five people are dead from a hostage standoff in Somalia. Police in Mogadishu say at least three gunmen armed with AK- 47 rifles stormed a beach side restaurant on Thursday. An official say security forces were stationed around the building. More than 33 people were rescued. Before the siege, a car bomb detonated near the Turkish embassy. Terror group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.
HOWELL: In Italy, has more aftershocks hit central Italy, the Italian news agency has updated the death toll now from Wednesday's earthquake to 267.
ALLEN: A camera crew captured this strong aftershock in Amatrice Thursday. These tremors are making rescue efforts as you can imagine even more difficult.
HOWELL: Workers say the possibility of finding anyone in that rubble that you see there, it is dwindling by the hour. So far, 250 people are known to be dead. Italy has declared a state of emergency.
ALLEN: And Saletto, a small village of just 20 homes saw 22 people killed.
CNN's Barbie Nadeau joins us there now. Barbie, you've seen so much destruction and now this little bitty town seemingly wiped off the map.
BARBIE NADEAU, CNN ROME CONTRIBUTOR: Now it really is wiped off the map. And we've talked to people who live around here. They say no one is ever going to rebuild these houses. You know, most of the people here were elderly. Some of the people we talked to had grandchildren, you know, coming to visit them.
But no one is going to rebuild this area. This is gone for them. And a lot of people are obviously asking questions right now about why these houses fell down.
This is a seismic area. This is an earth zone. Down the street, there is still a prefabricated house left from an earthquake in 1979. You know, the last time this town was rocked like this and people wonder, you know, what should have been done?
In 2009, a devastating earthquake wiped out the town of L'Aquila, 309 people killed there. That's just over the mountain top. After that earthquake, the government of Italy demanded that all houses in this zone, over a hundred years old, should be reinforced with anti-seismic reinforcement is clear. But that's obviously not something that's happened in this particular situation.
ALLEN: Yes, absolutely. And you've been around the area to the other town that was decimated by this. How widespread is the damage across this region of Italy?
All right. We're having audio difficulties with Barbie. We'll get back to her later. That you, Barbie Nadeau. George? HOWELL: And when it comes to finding survivors in the rubble, time is
absolutely of the essence. Let's go to our meteorologist Derek van Dam who joins us now in the International Weather Center.
Derek, so with all the factors that are, you know, playing into this, how does it affect those people that are trying to find the survivors? How does it affect people who are in that rubble?
DEREK VAN DAM, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Well, George, it certainly is a race against the clock. There's really no better way to describe it. Hours count. Minutes count. Second count in this race to find the people that could potentially still survive under the rubble.
Now, we think about learning from past events. The history. Learning some lessons. A recall of the earthquake in Haiti and the earthquake in the Philippines here within the last decade. There were actually documented cases of individuals surviving 10 to 14 days underneath rubble.
So, if we can learn from the past, that means rescuers need to hold on to that glimmer of hope that there are potentially are survivors under some of the rubbles.
These are some of the images coming out of central Italy, difficult to see. You can imagine people's livelihoods being completely decimated with this -- with this particular earthquake.
Now, obviously, for survival, we need environmental conditions to be absolutely perfect. We need temperatures to not drop below 14 degrees Celsius overnight. We need temperatures not to go higher than 30 degrees Celsius in the afternoon time. Otherwise, it gets too hot.
And also, that critical element that we cannot live without, H2O, water. An average human can live three to five days without water. Remember, water helps humans digest food. So, without that critical element, we will not survive. That's the simplest way to put it.
So, this rescue weather forecast for central Italy is kind of a double edged sword. It's difficult to talk about there is some positive and that is the fact that temperatures are not going to be too hot throughout the afternoon and they're not going to be too cold overnight.
[03:10:01] But unfortunately, there just isn't any rainfall in this forecast. You can see the satellite is clear and the next three days calls for more sunshine.
So, that means if there are people potentially buried underneath the rubble, they're not able to perhaps collect rainwater, for instance, to get that important, important nutrients from the water to help them stay alive.
So, there are couple of things to consider there. Another thing to consider is the fact that this earthquake was so shallow. We've been talking about this being about 10 kilometers below the earth's surface. And it was 200 kilometers or deeper, we would have lots of earth and lots of rock to help absorb the shocks.
But because it was so close to the earth's surface, what we saw was that intense, intense shaking. Even from a magnitude 6.2 earthquake the pancake in effect is taking place with the buildings and ultimately flattening some of those towns and villages that you saw.
The good news, George, Natalie, is that the intensity and frequency of these aftershocks should start to dwindle over the coming the days and weeks. Back to you.
HOWELL: That is the good news. But again, the people dealing with some really, really intense aftershocks, and you know, just to hope that they can continue to find survivors. Derek, thank you. We'll stay in touch with you.
DAM: All right.
ALLEN: Bolivia's government says a group of miners had killed the country's deputy interior minister. The miners had kidnapped Rodolfo Illanes on Thursday amid a strike. The Bolivian news reports the kidnappers threaten to torture Illanes if some of the miner's demands were not addressed. They've been striking for two in protest of a new union law.
The race for the White House just after a short break here. Donald Trump's plans for undocumented immigrants take yet another turn.
HOWELL: Plus, U.S. and Iranian forces had another close encounter in the Persian Gulf. Why the U.S. says it fired warning shots, next.
KATE RILEY, CNN WORLD SPORT ANCHOR: I'm Kate Riley with CNN World Sport headlines.
The Champion's League draw has been made and new commerce Leister City will be pleased there. The Premier League Champions have been drawn to play on Porto, Club Brugge and FC Copenhagen in their debut Champions League campaign.
Last year's winners Real Madrid beat neighbors Atletico on penalties. And the final, this campaign Zinedine Zidane will face Borussia Dortmund Sporting Lisbon and Legia Warsaw.
Now over in group C, Pep Guardiola making plenty of headlines since joining the EPL. His Man City side will now face his former club Barcelona along with Gladbach and Celtic.
Now D could very well sound for a dashing Group D. Five-time champion Bayern face last year's runner up Atletico Madrid.
[03:15:01] As expected, Cristiano Ronaldo, won the UEFA best player in Europe. He did win the Champions League and Euro 2016 title within about a month beating two other superstars, Real teammate Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann. Also on Thursday, Man City signed their new goalkeeper Claudio Bravo
joined the ranks at the (Inaudible) for $20 million from Barcelona. Barca haven't wasted any time in finding a replacement Jasper Cillessen joins from Ajax on a five-year contract.
And that's a look at all your sports headlines. I'm Kate Riley.
ALLEN: The democratic candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, leads the latest national poll of likely U.S. voters. The Quinnipiac University survey shows Clinton with 45 percent.
HOWELL: Republican Donald Trump at 38 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson at 10 percent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein with 4 percent.
ALLEN: Trump hopes to boost his poll numbers by revising his stance on undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
HOWELL: That issue, though, very interesting. It has been central to his campaign since the beginning, but now Donald Trump is changing his position yet again.
He spoke exclusively to CNN's Anderson Cooper.
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ANDERSON COOPER, AC360 SHOW HOST: One of the big things you talked about during the primaries, and we had interviews about this, you talk about it during the debate. Eleven million undocumented immigrants in this country. They've got to go.
The good ones can come back in, you said. They can put a door in the wall. The good ones can come back in, it's going to be done humanely you said. There will be a deportation force. That's no longer -- it seems there been some contradictory statements lately, but that seems that's no longer your policy.
DONALD TRUMP, (R) U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, I don't even know who told you this. I don't even know...
COOPER: Is that your policy?
TRUMP: Let me just tell you what my policy is. And I'm not going to go into all of it because we're doing a speech in a week on immigration which I think will explain it in even greater detail.
But we are going to build a great wall. The wall is going to be paid for by Mexico. People are not going to be able to tunnel because we're going to have tunnel technology. We're going to have all sorts of things on this. This is going to be a real wall.
Drugs will stop flowing into our nation and poisoning our youth and everybody else. We're going to have all sorts will be verified and everything you can think of in terms of immigration.
People will not come into our country illegally. We're going to fix that. We are going to make it so that -- like it's never been before. I don't know if you know, but the border patrol agents, 16,500 border patrol agents endorse Donald Trump. They've never done that for a presidential candidate before.
Because they're great people that want to do their jobs. They don't want to stand there and watch people pour through our boarders.
COOPER: So, the 11 million before here...
TRUMP: Let me explain. We're going to build a wall, a wall that absolutely works and they do absolutely work if it's done properly. Right now, it's a joke. You have walls that are this high. That's number one.
We are going to stop illegal immigration pouring into our country. My first day in office, I am going to notify law enforcement authorities that all of the bad dudes -- and we have a lot of them -- that are here illegally, that are the heads of gangs and drug cartels and all sorts of people.
COOPER: And people can go across...
TRUMP: And there are probably millions of them, but certainly hundreds of thousands. Big numbers. They're out. They're out. Excuse me.
The police know who they are. I've spoken to many police. The police know who they are. They deal with them all the time. They're nothing but problems.
COOPER: And you talk to them...
TRUMP: We're going to end sanctuary cities. We're going to run a country like it's supposed to be run. We're going to have borders, very strong boarders.
And after that, we are going to see what happens. But we are going to find people and we're getting immediately -- and I mean first hour of my -- the first document I will sign will say get the bad ones out of this country. Bring them back where they came from.
COOPER: But I know, you know I have to follow up. You ask on -- you said on Hannity, you used the word "softening." even last night in Hannity you talked about...
TRUMP: Well, I don't think it's a softening. I think it's...
COOPER: But 11 million people are no longer going to be a part of it.
TRUMP: No, actually I have people who say it's hardening actually.
COOPER: But 11 million who have not committed a crime...
TRUMP: No, no, we're then going to see...
COOPER: ... there's going to -- there's going to be a path to legalization, is that right?
TRUMP: You know it's a process. You can't take 11 at one time and just say, boom, you're gone. We have to find where these people are. Most people don't even know where they are. Nobody even knows if it's 11. It could be 30 and it could be 5. Nobody knows what he number is.
COOPER: But if somebody hasn't committed a crime...
TRUMP: I'll tell you what we know. Let me explain.
COOPER: ... will they be deported?
TRUMP: Let me tell you what. We know the bad ones, we know where they are, who they are, we know the drug cartel people, we know the gangs and the heads of the gangs and the gang members, those people are gone. But that's a huge number -- no it's not.
COOPER: But that Jeb Bush's policy. I mean, is that your...
TRUMP: I don't know anything about Jeb Bush. He wasn't making a wall. Jeb Bush wasn't building a wall. Jeb Bush wasn't making strong borders. And I'm not mocking Jeb Bush, but I was with him for a long time.
[03:20:02] COOPER: Right. But he was mocked for saying that, look, you can't deport 11 million people. And now it seems like I know you're not really focusing on it.
TRUMP: First, I want to see what's going to happen. We're going to deport many people, many, many people.
COOPER: The vast majority that's 11 million are not criminals.
TRUMP: But we don't know that. We're got to find out who they are. We have crime all over the...
(CROSSTALK) COOPER: If they haven't committed a crime, is there going to be a
path to legalization?
TRUMP: The first thing we're going to do -- no. There is not a pass -- there is no path to legalization.
COOPER: You're talking about paying taxes on Hannity.
TRUMP: Unless people leave the country -- well, when they come back in, if they come back in, then they can start paying taxes.
COOPER: So, they still have to leave the country.
TRUMP: But there is no path to legalization unless they leave the country and come back.
COOPER: So, that means of the 11 million who are here even if they haven't committed a crime...
TRUMP: But you don't know, again, yuo keep saying 11 million. You don't know what the number is. You know, millions of people...
COOPER: Well, however the millions, that's the estimate.
TRUMP: ... and using the existing laws of our country, using the existing laws, millions of people are deported every year.
TRUMP: You know that, right?
TRUMP: You know, people don't talk about that. It's Obama, they don't talk about that.
COOPER: Right. But there's more than...
TRUMP: But you have a lot of people being deported. We're going to do that vigorously. We're going to go with the laws that are existing. But we're going to have a very strong border. And we're not going to have people pouring back in.
And when these people, the drug lords and all of these guys that are thrown out, they're not coming back into the country.
COOPER: So, if you haven't committed a crime and you've been here for 15 years and you have a family here, you have a job here, will you be deported? TRUMP: We're going to see what happens once we strengthen up our
border. We're going to have a strong border, as strong as any border there is anywhere in the world.
We're going to have a real wall, we're going to have tremendous protection, both technological protection and everything else, and then we're going to see what happens.
But there is a very good chance the answer could be yes, we're going to see what happens. Before I do anything, I want to get rid of the bad ones. And there are a lot of them. I want to get rid of all the bad ones and we're going to do that.
That will be the single first order I sign. We're going to stop. Right now, I'm in New Hampshire. You saw the crowd. You saw the enthusiasm. I won the primary in New Hampshire. The people of New Hampshire asked me one favor, please, Mr. Trump, stop the drugs coming across the southern border.
You have heroine that's pouring across the southern border and destroying the youth and other people in New Hampshire. And every other state. We're going to stop all drug trafficking. It's not going to happen anymore. We're going to stop it.
We're going to have a strong border. We're going to have a tremendous wall. We're going to have a wall that Mexico pays for, which will be very easy because they are making a fortune with us. The wall is peanuts compared to the money that they make.
We are going to have a border again. We are not going to allow drugs to come into this country and poison our youth. And then we're going to see what happens. But there's no legalization. There's no amnesty. And if someone wants to go the legalization route, what they'll do is they'll go, leave the country, hopefully come back in and then we can talk.
And one other thing, there are millions of people right now online trying to come into our country. It's very unfair to them some of the rules, regulations and policies that I've seen. These are millions of people that want to come into our country legally. And it would be very unfair to them.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HOWELL: But a lot of people talking about that interview. Trump, you know, effectively changing his position from what he run on in the primaries to what he is now pivoting to use in the general.
We'll have much more on this. Stay tuned, of course, for part two of Anderson Cooper's exclusive interview.
ALLEN: And Anderson will ask Trump about his new line of attack calling Hillary Clinton a bigot. That's coming up in the next half hour.
HOWELL: Well, tensions are mounting in the Persian Gulf. This after a series of close calls between the United States and Iran.
ALLEN: CNN has learned the U.S. even fired warning shots Wednesday after its ships were harassed by Iranian vessels.
Here is our Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Appears to be unsafe, unprofessional.
BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: All four boats you see here are Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels approaching at a high speed and apparently on a collision course with the U.S. navy destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz.
This video shot from the USS Nitze, it warned the Iranians with horns and flares to back off.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Weapons uncovered.
STARR: But at least two of the Iranian boats kept approaching, coming within 300 yards. Forcing the Nitze to alter course to stay, the Iranian boats finally turning away.
By Wednesday, a significant rise in tensions. Revolutionary Guard Corps boats harassing and endangering U.S. navy vessels three times in 24 hours. The most dangerous resulting in the U.S. navy firing warning shots at the Iranians.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
PETER COOK, PENTAGON PRESS SECRETARY: They did feel compelled ultimately to fire three warning shots. And the reason for that is they had used steps, they had taken steps already to try and deescalate the situation.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
[03:24:59] STARR: It happened at the northern end of the Persian Gulf. An Iranian fast boat like this approach two U.S. navy patrol craft. The USS Tempest and USS Squall. U.S. official say that Squall, using its 50-caliber machine guns fired three warning shots into the water at the Iranians.
This after the Iranian boat had circled around the U.S. vessels, at one point coming within 200 yards. The U.S. navy crews have had fired warning flares. Eventually, the two sides had a short bridge to bridge conversation.
But the warning shots fired when the Iranians does still did not back away. The two U.S. navy boats have been harassed earlier, then the USS Stout also confronted Iranian boats. The third tense incident on the high seas.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
CHRISTOPHER HARMER, INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR SENIOR NAVAL ANALYST: The danger of miscalculation is very high. I mean, you do this enough, you run this simulation enough times, sooner or later somebody is going to make a mistake.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HOWELL: That was CNN's Barbara Starr reporting for us there. These incidents that she talked about there are just the latest naval confrontations between the U.S. and Iran in and around the Persian Gulf.
ALLEN: The U.S. and Russia are meeting to talk about the conflict from Syria and Ukraine.
Coming up here, we have the details on what's expected during those talks.
HOWELL: Plus, Canada working to improve its efforts of identifying and prosecuting sex trafficking predators. CNN Freedom Project is next.
HOWELL: And a warm welcome back to our viewers around the world. You are watching CNN Newsroom. It's good to have you with us. I'm George Howell.
[03:30:00] We're live in Atlanta. I'm Natalie Allen.
The headlines this hour where a truck bomb at a police checkpoint in southeastern Turkey has killed at least eight officers. The official state news agency says 45 others were wounded. A security force says Kurdish militants are responsible.
HOWELL: Italy has just updated the death toll from Wednesday's earthquake to 267 people dead. Nearly 400 people injured. Rescue workers there are racing to find any survivors, but hope is fading at each day passes.
Meanwhile, Italy has declared a state of emergency to free up millions of dollars in aid money.
ALLEN: South African prosecutors are asking to appeal the six-year prison sentence of Oscar Pistorius, arguing it is too lenient. If the judge grants the request, the case could go in front of a full bench at the High Court. If prosecutors are rejected, they could take the case to the Supreme Court.
HOWELL: The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov are meeting in Geneva. The conflicts in Syria and Ukraine will dominate the agenda according to the U.S. State Department.
CNN's Matthew Chance is following all of this for us live in Moscow. Matthew, it's good to have you with us. So, from Ukraine to Syria, these gentlemen had a great deal to talk about.
MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes, they certainly do. And although the Kremlin confirms that Ukraine may be part of the agenda on the -- on the -- in the discussions between Sergey Lavrov and John Kerry the two top diplomats from Russia and United States.
The main focus is certainly going to be on Syria. And that's why they're meeting essentially in that Swiss city at the moment because they want to try and hammer out a military agreement between these two countries that would, in the hopes of, you know, both sides lead to further negotiations, force all parties to the negotiating table in Syria and try the and bring an end to on that bloody conflict.
The terms of that military agreement have been up in the air for some time. They've been talking about it for the past month, but essentially involve two parts.
The first is this sharing of intelligence information about ISIS and about its presence on the ground in Syria so that both countries can coordinate their air strikes against that militant group.
The second part of any agreement may involve holding back the Syrian air force from carrying out its bombing raids which, of course, often have been targeting civilians and often taking the use of barrel bombs and other munitions, as well, that which of course a lots of damage to the civilian population in Syria.
And so, those are the general terms they're talking about. The State Department has said that the end of the talks is close, but there has been no further indication about whether an actual deal is going to come out of these Geneva talks.
HOWELL: And we will have to wait and see on that. Matthew Chance, live for us in the Russian capital. Matthew, thanks for the reporting.
ALLEN: All this week, CNN's Freedom Project is looking into sex trafficking in Canada's indigenous communities that many young people who fell victims to traffickers come from remote villages.
HOWELL: CNN's Paula Newton shows us why identifying their perpetrators and bringing them to justice is often complicated.
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PAULA NEWTON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It is a startling statistic that plays out again and again on the streets of Winnipeg. More than half of all women and girls trafficked for sex in Canada are indigenous, yet, indigenous people make up just 4 percent of the population.
Poverty, abuse, addiction, all play a role. But who are the people preying on them?
DANNY SMYTH, WINNEPEG DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF: There's no set profile.
NEWTON: Danny Smyth is Winnipeg's deputy police chief.
SMYTH: We see young people exploiting young people. We see older people exploiting young people. We see white people exploiting indigenous people, and we certainly see an indigenous people exploiting it.
NEWTON: What the perpetrators have in common is a sense of impunity. History here tells them they are unlikely to get caught.
JENNIFER RICHARDSON, MANITOBA CHILD EXPLOITATION SPECIALIST: I think a lot of people who are involved in crime have figured out that this is a much safer way to make money.
What was the address again?
NEWTON: Jennifer Richardson is working t change that. She leads Tracia's Trust, a government anti-trafficking program in Manitoba.
RICHARDSON: Copy. Stand by.
NEWTON: Together with law enforcement, they are using laws already on the books to gather evidence against those interfering with the government's mandate to protect children.
[03:35:07] RICHARDSON: And so we started utilizing that piece of legislation because we don't need the children's testimony, which is much different from other types of legislation in this area.
NEWTON: Because victims are sometimes too fearful to testify, convictions for human trafficking have been few in Canada. Although the law on trafficking provides for tougher sentences, the burden of proof rests with the prosecution to obtain victim testimony and prove they feared for their safety.
JENNIFER MANN, CROWN ATTORNEY: There's no question that this is a different area to prosecute for a whole number of reasons.
NEWTON: Jennifer Mann is a Manitoba Crown prosecutor and she has been working these kinds of cases for years.
This year she successfully prosecuted 46-year-old Darrell Ackman, sentenced to 15 years for living off the avails of prostitution, making child pornography and sexual assault. Seven victims came forward. Five of them children. Two committed suicide before a verdict was even reached.
MANN: All of the victims were rape to be taken advantage of. And this accused did this with gusto. So, you have the judge's very strong comments about the conduct and the vulnerability of the children involved in this case.
NEWTON: Mann says she simply did not have the evidence to prosecute for human trafficking. Still, she points out it's a strong verdict with a long sentence.
Here in Manitoba, more arrests, prosecutions and convictions are working in tandem with outreach, prevention, rehabilitation.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: How are you doing?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes? UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you sleep yesterday?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.
NEWTON: So that the trafficking of indigenous women and girls is no longer perceived as a crime without punishment.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Looks like they're wearing leg tops. One in leather pants...
NEWTON: Paula Newton, CNN, Winnipeg.
HOWELL: Paula, thank you.
Donald Trump's outreach to African-American voters.
ALLEN: Just ahead here, his blistering new attacks from Hillary Clinton and whether his strategy is working.
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ALLEN: Back on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton says she thinks Donald Trump is really trying to, her words, make America hate again.
HOWELL: Clinton went on the offensive Thursday during the speech in Nevada accusing him of racism and discrimination. She also called out his new campaign CEO Steve Bannon, he is the former head of the web site Breitbart.com, which Clinton says pedals conspiracy theories, sexism and homophobia.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
HILLARY CLINTON, (D) U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He is taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HOWELL: As you would expect, Donald Trump is firing back repeating his charge that Hillary Clinton is, as he calls her, a bigot.
ALLEN: Here is part two of Anderson Cooper's exclusive interview.
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COOPER: I want to start by what Hillary Clinton is now coming at you with. I talked to her last night. She called in my show. She said that you are bringing hate mainstream by embracing the so-called 'alt- right' movement that you're pedaling bigotry, prejudice, and paranoia.
TRUMP: Well, first of all, we're bringing love. You see this room they are packed with people that have been just left behind. I call them forgotten men and women. They have been left behind, Anderson, by people like her who are third grade politicians who talk and they don't produce. You look at our inner-cities. Our inner-cities are a disaster and the
African-American people are realizing that the democrats who have run these inner-cities for 75 years and a hundred years, they've just left them. They've forgotten. They get them...
COOPER: Are you embracing the 'alt-right' movement?
TRUMP: I don't know and nobody even knows what it is. And she didn't know what it was. This is a term that was just given that frankly, there's no 'alt-right' or 'alt-left.' All I'm embracing is common sense...
COOPER: Well, Steve Bannon did say that Breitbart is sort of the voice of the 'alt-right.'
TRUMP: I don't know what Steve said. All I can tell you I can only speak for myself. You see the crowds we have. You see the enthusiasm. These are great people. These are people that have not been heard for many years and now they've been heard. First time in many, many decades.
In fact, some people say the first time period. And I think we're going to do very well. You see what's going on with the polls over the last three or four days. I think we're going to do very well.
COOPER: I want -- I want to read...
TRUMP: But she is -- she is somebody that is all talk, no action, look at the lies, look at the deception, look at what's happened with her e-mails, look at the erasing of 33,000 e-mails. She should be ashamed of herself.
She should get back to work for the people. She doesn't do that.
COOPER: I want to read you one more that she just said today in her speech. She said, "This what I want to make clear today. A man with a long history of racial discrimination who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawing from pages of supermarket tabloids and the far reaches of the internet should never ran our government or command our military."
TRUMP: Let me correct the statement. First of all, we were sued many, many years ago when I was very young by the government. Sued many, many companies. You know that. It wasn't me, it was they sued many companies.
COOPER: You knew the company was sued for not allowing black people.
TRUMP: We -- excuse me, and you know what? They found nothing. They found absolutely nothing. COOPER: You settled.
TRUMP: They bring up the case. I settled with no awards, no nothing.
COOPER: But didn't people in your company used the word (Inaudible).
TRUMP: I don't even know. Honestly, what a superintendent does is a building that I can't tell you. But I can just tell you that they settled the case and that was the end of it. It was many years ago, and I guess they found we did nothing because we didn't have to do anything. We didn't have any payments to make, we didn't have to make $20 million in fines. We didn't have any...
COOPER: You didn't pay any money in order to settle it?
TRUMP: We didn't -- it was a long ago, but I don't believe so, no.
COOPER: You called last night Hillary Clinton a bigot. Previously you called her policies bigoted. You directly called her bigot.
TRUMP: Well, she's a bigot. Because you look at what's happening to the inner cities, you look at what's happening to African-Americans and Hispanic in this country where she talks all the time. She's talking -- you look at the vets where she said the vets are being treated essentially just fine. That is over exaggerated what's happening to the vets not so long ago.
COOPER: How is she bigoted? Bigoted is having hatred toward a particular group.
TRUMP: Well, because she's -- because she's selling them down the tubes. Because she's not doing anything for those communities. She talks a good game but she doesn't do anything.
COOPER: So, you think she has hatred or...
TRUMP: Her policies are bigoted. Her policies are bigoted because she knows they're not going to work.
COOPER: But you're saying she is personally bigoted.
TRUMP: Oh, she is. Of course, she is.
COOPER: So, you're saying...
TRUMP: Her policies there. Her policies. She comes out with the policies and others that believe, like she does also, but she came out with policies over the years. This is over the years long time, she is totally bigoted. There's no question about that.
COOPER: But it does imply that she doesn't she has antipathy; she has hatred toward in this case, just...
[03:45:02] TRUMP: I think she -- I think she has been extremely, extremely bad for African-Americans. I think she's extremely bad for Hispanics. You look at what's happened with her policies and the policies of President Obama and others.
Look at the poverty, look at the rise in poverty, look at the rise in violence.
COOPER: But hatred is at the core of that or dislike of African- Americans?
TRUMP: Well, no. Or maybe she's lazy. I don't know what it is. All I can tell you is I've been hearing the same stuff from her and others for years and the inner cities today are worse than they ever happened.
COOPER: Have you always thought she was bigoted, though? I mean, you were supporting those...
TRUMP: Honestly, I never thought of it. I never thought. As a business person I never thought of it. I get along with all politicians. I get along...
COOPER: But she's pretty working with African-Americans for...
TRUMP: Anderson, as you know, I've got -- working, but not doing the job. And now I'm bringing it out for the first time she hasn't done the job.
COOPER: The overwhelming number of African-Americans who supported her what did they -- what did they see the...
TRUMP: Well, take a look at what's happened over the last two weeks since I've been talking about the subject. Take a look at what's happened. take a look at your most recent polls. I mean, the ones over the last three or four days.
COOPER: You think you would make a difference, you can get a higher number among African-Americans?
TRUMP: I think we're going to do very well with African-Americans because they are going to give me a chance. Because frankly, look what she's done wants to give a chance. I mean, she's been a disaster.
The inner cities are worse than they've ever been. You have 40 percent rates of poverty. You have black youth that can't get jobs, 58 percent can't get jobs. Education is a disaster. They've been talking about this since I was 5 years old and understood what was going on.
They have been talking about this for years. Hillary Clinton talks about it all the time. She has done a horrible job. And then you add all of the scandal and the lies and the deception to the e-mails, she should be in jail.
Hillary Clinton should be in jail. You know it. The FBI director knows it. Everybody else knows it. She should be in jail. What she did with erasing 33,000 e-mails, she shouldn't be out even talking about inner cities or running for president.
COOPER: One of the things you've been saying recently in talking to African-Americans, addressing them in large rallies is saying, what have you got to lose. What the hell have you got to lose?
TRUMP: Absolutely. That's the way I look at it.
COOPER: Will you been categorizing that we've been, you know, intervening a lot of African-American voters, some of them are insulted by some of the language that you've been using.
TRUMP: I don't think they are, I think that they actually heard me, they wouldn't be insulted at all.
COOPER: Well, you're saying you get shot on your streets, you don't have jobs, you don't have schools.
TRUMP: I actually say to them -- excuse me, well, that's the fact. They're shot on the streets. Look at Chicago.
COOPER: But for the vast majority of African-Americans that's not, I mean, the vast majority do not live in poverty.
TRUMP: Well, 40 percent are living in poverty, we just say that's a pretty big...
COOPER: Twenty six percent.
TRUMP: Well, I have 40. I have a different stat than you.
COOPER: The (Inaudible) Foundation with the, that the jobless 26.
TRUMP: I have 40 percent. Whether it's 26 or 40. Look, you can look at it any way. And I know you want to protect her as much as you possibly can.
COOPER: No, I don't. I'm not...
(CROSSTALK) TRUMP: But let me just tell you, Anderson. She has done a horrible
job. Her policies don't work. It's a disaster for African-Americans. And you see what's happening because many of them who watch my speeches are saying, you know he's right.
They've been doing this 50, 60, 70 years. And I say what do you have to lose?
COOPER: Some of your...
TRUMP: And I'll tell you something, not only what do you have to lose, I will fix it.
COOPER: Some of your African-American supporters that we'd talked to said they would like to see going to an African-American church or just going to talk...
TRUMP: I'm going to do that very soon. In fact, I'm going to Detroit and I'll be going to some other places, I've been invited to many. I'll be doing that very soon.
COOPER: So, you're -- that's definitely something you're going to do?
TRUMP: Oh, I'm going to do it. Yes, sure. I look forward to it. I think I'm going to do it over the next two weeks. I'm doing a couple of visits.
COOPER: How much of improvement do you think you can make in the African-American vote?
TRUMP: I can't tell you. I can only tell you I can fix the inner- cities.
COOPER: Let me talk...
TRUMP: She can't -- she doesn't -- not only can't she, but she doesn't have a chance.
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HOWELL: And then a separate interview with CNN affiliate WMUR, Donald Trump said he does want white supremacist to vote for him. We'll continue to follow obviously, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and the race for the White House.
Up next, a story about a stray dog what has won the hearts of many people around the world. Now winning a new home.
ALLEN: yes. Coming up here, the distance a runner went to find the dog he fell in love with during a week-long marathon. [03:50:00] (COMMERCIAL BREAK)
DEREK VAN DAM, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, are keeping a very close eye on the Atlantic Ocean. Specifically near the Caribbean as an area of disturbed weather has the potential for development especially over the next five days.
Here is an area that was highlighted and you can kind of see the disturbance right over the Dominican Republican. A few flare up of showers and thunderstorms across this region. Looking more and more disorganized lately. They can't find the center of circulation, which is the good news.
At least for the near term they don't expect this to actually become a tropical storm at least in the next 24 to 48 hours. But it's really that five-day track as it enters the Gulf of Mexico where they ppotentially could see this form into a tropical system. If it did become a tropical storm, it would be named Hermine.
Let's look at temperatures across the United States, 21 for San Francisco, 33 in New York, 33 and hot and humid in Atlanta. Maybe in afternoon or evening thunderstorm if you're in the big apple traveling in and out of this region for the course of the weekend temperatures stay in well above average. We should be 28 degrees this time of year.
We'll see the mercury in a thermometer skyrocket into the lower 30's. Here is a look at temperatures across the Central America region. Thirty two for Belize City. Temperatures in the lower 30s across South America.
ALLEN: It is like national park day in America.
HOWELL: I know it seems like it.
ALLEN: Celebrating all of that. And the U.S. President took a break to explore virtual reality. Here is Barack Obama with the 3D headset at the White House.
HOWELL: How about that? He's taking a look now at a new film about Yosemite National Park. It celebrates the 100th anniversary of that national park service in the U.S.
The immersive technology lets viewers wonder though panoramic scenes with their eyes that even stand next to the president on that tour. But look at those scenes that you get to see, even though you're not there. It's pretty cool.
ALLEN: I have been there to be the Yosemite line.
HOWELL: Better to be in person.
ALLEN: I think so well on you. You can't be next to the president.
HOWELL: Yes. All right. It's a tale of love lost and then love found again.
ALLEN: Yes. An Australian runner has been reunited with a stray dog who followed him for half of a 250 kilometer marathon and then vanished.
Robyn Curnow tells us how the two found each other again.
ROBYN CURNOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Dog go lucky. Gobi the little dog with a big heart in a global following is finally back with her adoptive human.
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DION LEONARD, ULTRA MARATHONER: I don't even think he could have race that. It's that amazing.
CURNOW: Ultra marathoner Dion Leonard first bonded with the dog on a grueling week-long run across China's Gobi Desert back in June. The little stray followed him for days tagging along for 125 kilometers all the way to the finish line.
LEONARD: I'm looking down and I'm thinking, this little dog is not going to stay with me all day. She'll leave. But that's exactly what she did.
CURNOW: Gobi became a sensational media sensation. Leonard may planned to adopt the dog and bring her home with him to Scotland. Before that could happen, Gobi had to spend time in quarantine in China. But last week, Gobi disappeared. Running away from temporary home in Urumqi.
[03:55:00] A heartbroken Leonard flew to China to find her. With the help of local volunteers he spent several days searching the streets for his missing dog. But Urumqi is a huge city of several million people.
LEONARD: You start to think to yourself, wow, this is really just a needle in the haystack to understand.
CURNOW: Leonard says he was starting to lose hope. And then on Wednesday, a phone call, someone had found a dog that looked like Gobi.
LEONARD: I walked to the front door of their man friend, Gobi (Inaudible)straight up into my arms, basically she literally ready, up my legs she's thrilled and whooping (Ph) and she was just delighted to see me.
CURNOW: Man and dog are now reunited, both overjoyed.
LEONARD: That was probably one of the best things in my life last flight. And from the moment I walks to that door and started doping.
CURNOW: She hasn't left her sight since. Man have said other than a few nicks and a sore leg Gobi appears to be fine. He's getting the dog a tracking chip and from now on, walks will include a leash. LEONARD: I wouldn't have needed the leash like she leash with this 60
(Inaudible) as she did in the race.
CURNOW: Next up, Gobi if off to Beijing for a 120 days of quarantine, Leonard says he will fly back to visit her several times while she waits to join him in the U.K. But he says he still can't hardly believe his very best friend is back there
LEONARD: It was always a long shot. It was always in the America and I just can't believe myself that it's all happened.
CURNOW: If it all goes as planned, Gobi should join her new family in Scotland for Christmas.
Robyn Curnow, CNN.
ALLEN: Well, I hope so. I mean, she's got to be quarantined again, maybe they could like face time to keep that with each other or something.
HOWELL: A tracking chip, not a bad idea.
HOWELL: A very special dog. That wraps this hour of CNN Newsroom. I'm George Howell.
ALLEN: I'm Natalie Allen. The news continues with Hannah Vaughan Jones in London right after this. Thanks for watching.
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