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60 Feared Dead After Bombing of School Shelter in Ukraine; First Lady Biden Met with Ukraine's First Lady in a Surprise Visit; Leaked Draft Opinion on Roe v. Wade Sparks Protests Nationwide; Putin's Attempt to Showcase Military Power on Symbolic Holiday; German Prosecutor Says, New Evidence Connects Convicted Rapist and Child Sex Abuser to McCann's Disappearance; Officer Shoot, Kill Suspect Discovered Throwing Molotov Cocktails Outside Raleigh, North Carolina Police Station. Aired 4-5p ET

Aired May 08, 2022 - 16:00   ET



JESSICA DEAN, CNN ANCHOR: You are live in the CNN NEWSROOM. Happy Mother's Day. I'm Jessica Dean in Washington. Jim Acosta is off today.

And today we are seeing the world coming together standing with Ukraine.


DEAN: Bono and The Edge from the ban U2 putting on a surprise show in a Kyiv subway station joined by Ukrainian musician who's serving in the military. It was just one of several displays of solidarity in Ukraine today. This afternoon, First Lady Jill Biden making an unannounced trip into the western part of the country. There she visited a school and also met with Ukraine's first lady.

In Kyiv, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine returned to the embassy. The first time American diplomats have been in the capital since the war began. And Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met face to face with Ukraine's President Zelenskyy. Zelenskyy also holding a call with President Biden and G7 leaders who all agreed to phase out Russian oil imports.

The timing of this, it's a coordinated show of unity, and it's no coincidence.

It is meant to preempt an expected surge of Russian propaganda tomorrow when Vladimir Putin marks Victory Day. The holiday will include an over-the-top military display in Moscow's Red Square. And you're looking right now at this weekend's practice run.

Monday's parade will celebrate a military that has carried out yet another apparent massacre in Ukraine. At least 60 people reportedly killed when a Russian airstrike in eastern Ukraine leveled a school that was sheltering 90 civilians, leaving behind that smoldering pile of rubble you see there.

Let's go right now to CNN's Scott McLean in Lviv. Scott, we got word of this attack about 24 hours ago, now we're

hearing from some of the survivors. What have you learned?

SCOTT MCLEAN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Jessica, it is amazing that anyone survived this when you look at those pictures, but this is pretty incredible that 27 people were pulled out or managed to get out under their own power out from underneath of that school that absolutely collapsed on the weight of this Russian bomb that came down.

Now this area, this village, Bilohorivka, is about seven miles west of the frontline, and so shelling is not new there. The Russians have been shelling that area pretty relentlessly for the past two weeks or so. In fact there was an evacuation operation that was successful about two weeks ago that managed to get about 50 people out including some children but clearly there were some people left behind.

And so, so much of that village, we're told, had been bombed that this school was really one of the last remaining places that you actually could actually shelter in. And so some of my colleagues managed to get to that area and speak to some of the survivors, and their stories are really, really remarkable.

First off, they said that amongst the people who were sheltering, amongst the 90 or so people who were down there were children and also elderly people. One man said that he was among the first to actually make it out and he got out with the help of other people from the village who had come to help as soon as they heard the bomb go off to see if there were any survivors.

Another man said that it was just confusion, disorientation, pure darkness instantly when those three stories of the school came down. And a third man who had a bandage on his head, a bandage on his nose said that there was actually a slab of concrete that came down on him, and when he managed to get out, he felt like he was drunk, just totally lost, totally confused, totally disoriented.

And you can really understand why. And so local officials they are still searching through what is left of the rubble, but they say that at this point it's pretty unlikely that there are still survivors under there, that anyone could have possibly survived this. So they're not holding out so much hope. And so the reality is that it is entirely possible if not likely that 60 people or so could be dead -- Jessica.

DEAN: All right. Scott McLean for us in Ukraine tonight. Thanks so much.

Turning back now to First Lady Jill Biden's unannounced visit to Ukraine this morning. She crossed the border from Slovakia and met with the first lady of Ukraine at a school that has now been turned into a shelter.

CNN's Kate Bennett is joining me now from Slovakia.

And Kate, I know you've been traveling with the first lady over the last few days. This stop was not on her schedule, and the Mother's Day visit was really a surprise to so many people.


KATE BENNETT, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: It was. But let me just say the first lady made it very clear that Mother's Day was important to her. The sort of theme of this entire trip from Romania yesterday and the day before in Slovakia, to the trip into Ukraine today have been centered around the fortitude, the strength, the resiliency of Ukrainian refugee mothers who fled the country with their children and little else, leaving mostly the fathers mostly behind.

So today's visit into Ukraine, about 15 miles from the Slovakian border, you know, Scott was just talking about a school there that turned into a place for people to seek shelter. That's very much like the place that the first lady was today. It's a former school that has been turned into housing for displaced Ukrainians, just showing how dangerous and how, you know, the courage of the first lady to go into an active warzone of a country.

And surprisingly, we were surprised, too. We were not told ahead of time who the special visitor would be, but it turned out to be Olena Zelenska, who is the first lady of Ukraine. We have not seen her in public at all since February 24th when the Russian invasion began. She's been in hiding with her children. She came out of hiding to meet with Jill Biden on this Mother's Day to thank her for coming to see her.

And Jill Biden said that she wanted her to know that America supports Ukraine. She wanted talk to her in person. I'm told that the first lady of Ukraine specifically spoke to Dr. Biden in their closed door bilateral about mental health. She's worried about the citizens of her country, the children, families, and the soldiers who are facing whatever disaster might come their way. Children who have been ripped from their homes who are now in new environments.

She's concerned about the emotional well-being of the people of her country when and if this war ends anytime soon. Dr. Biden saying she understands that because of course the United States just went through the pandemic which also affected the mental health of a lot of American children as well.

The two women first came up with this visit about 10 days ago. It wasn't too long ago when the Ukrainian government approached the East Wing saying that Mrs. Zelenska did want to meet in person. A very big move.

But I will say going back to Mother's Day, the first lady today wore a corsage on her wrist all day long of flowers. It was a gift from President Biden who had one delivered to her today for Mother's Day. It is a tradition between the Bidens that she gets this wrist corsage. You know, there are moments today where mother and children refugees in Slovakia before she went into Ukraine that were very moving and of course the Mother's Day symbolism really important to Dr. Biden on this trip -- Jessica.

DEAN: Right. Such a show of solidarity there. Kate Bennett for us. Thanks so much for that reporting.

And joining us now retired Army Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, former assistant secretary of State for Political Military Affairs under George W. Bush. Also joining us is retired Army Brigadier General Peter Zwack. He's a former U.S. senior defense attache to the Russian Federation.

Gentlemen, great to see you. He's also the author of "Swimming the Volga: A U.S. Army Officer's Experience in Pre-Putin Russia."

General Zwack, in one day we are seeing images of the first lady that Kate just walked us through. We're seeing Canada's Trudeau, even Bono from U2, all showing their support in Ukraine. We also know that American diplomats just returned to the embassy in Kyiv.

How important are those images ahead of Russian's Victory Day, which is scheduled for tomorrow?

BRIG. GEN. PETER ZWACK (RET.), U.S. ARMY: It's a great question. I think it's quite important. It's important for our nations, but it's also important for the nations in the world that have been fence- sitters through this process -- through this horrific event to see all this and it does trickle into Russia. And so it isn't just officials, you've got Bono. It's a big deal because there will be a major expression, if you will, Russian narrative tomorrow that is going to be pushing back on all of this. And so yes, I think it comes at a good time.

DEAN: Right. That Russian propaganda that's going to be pushed out and has been pushed out.

General Kimmitt, President Biden met virtually with President Zelenskyy and G7 leaders today. We know that. Do you think it's time for the president himself to go to Ukraine? Do you expect that we'll see that?

BRIG. GEN. MARK KIMMITT (RET.), U.S. ARMY: Well, I think that just as Ukrainians have done an effective job of targeting Russian generals, I think that the president of the United States' security details would be as concerned that there would be an attempt on his life. One can only imagine the morale effect in this entire operation if there is any kind of attack on the president. It's great to see Jill Biden there, but I think, at this point in the war, it may just be a bit too early for President Biden to be going.

DEAN: Right. And really taking in those security concerns.

General Zwack, to mark Victory Day tomorrow, Reuters is reporting that for the first time in more than a decade, Russia is going to conduct a flyover with its so-called doomsday plane.


And that would protect top Russian officials in a nuclear war. So they're going to use that tomorrow. Should the Biden administration view that as an escalation, just them showing off this doomsday plane? ZWACK: Well, the Russians have been showing off their strategic

nuclear, if you will, technology at these parades for some years. They will roll the SS-24 Yars that will come through with a range of about 7,000 miles, and that is a civilization-ending ICBM, and they will fly probably again their Black Jack, the Tu-160 strategic bombers. The fact that they are flying a command-and-control aircraft, it is a data point, but just add it to all, if you will, the nuclear brandishing that they have been doing. That aircraft, for your viewers, is a lot like our E-4B 747-type command and control aircraft that we use, if you will, if there were to be a nuclear crisis.

DEAN: Got it. And General Kimmitt, sources are telling CNN the U.S. provided intelligence that helped Ukraine target and also sink a Russian warship in the Black Sea last month. The Pentagon is denying providing specific targeting information. But Thomas Friedman of the "New York Times" points out in an op-ed, and I'll quote it here for you, quote, "The staggering takeaway from these leaks is that they suggest we are no longer in an indirect war with Russia but rather edging toward a direct war and no one has prepared the American people or Congress for that."

General Kimmitt, do you agree with that assessment?

KIMMITT: Well, first of all, I think the American people understand the staggering amount of material that we've been providing to the Ukrainians, not only the United States, but in fact, most of the Western countries, 40 aside from the NATO countries, and if we're going to be providing tanks and missiles and drones and antitank capabilities, that kind of material that is so important, in my mind, it would be professional malpractice if we didn't provide some measure of intelligence to the Ukrainians.

But there's a big difference between providing intelligence and providing targeting information. The first is what every country is providing to the Ukrainians, but actual targeting information is not being provided by the United States nor is it being provided by any other country. That is being derived by the Ukrainian military themselves.

DEAN: So that's very interesting because it sounds like you're really making or you are making quite a delineation between those two types of -- sharing those two types of information. And they're being very I would assume very careful to not give that targeting information at this point because that would be seen as an escalation. Am I understanding that right?

KIMMITT: Look, I was an artilleryman for 30 plus years in the American army. Every night, we would get significant amount of intelligence from different sources, overhead electronic, eyeballs on the ground, communications, that was great. But we had to merge all of that in what we called a targeting board so that we knew not only the precise targets but where they were, what capabilities we would use against them, what would be the right amount of ammunition to use against those targets.

We provide the first, the general intelligence, but the second, the targeting information that is developed at a targeting board. That is done by the Ukrainians and not by the Western countries.

DEAN: And we know, we talked about it at the beginning of our broadcast, that 60 people are now feared dead after Russia bombed a school shelter in Ukraine, and President Zelenskyy has made a point to bring up the words never forget in a new video for World War II Remembrance Day. We can play a clip from that. Let's listen to that.


PRES. VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY, UKRAINE (through translator): This year we say never again differently. We hear never again differently. It sounds painful, cruel, without an exclamation, but with a question mark you say never again? Tell Ukraine about it.


DEAN: And General Zwack, do you think Zelenskyy's effectiveness at messaging has shifted the line completely in terms of other countries worrying about provoking Russia versus helping the Ukrainians? We have seen President Zelenskyy really leveraging, you know, PR and messaging to make sure that his message is getting out to the rest of the world.

ZWACK: He's been brilliant and visceral in his messaging, no doubt about that.


It is -- what he is portraying is the struggle for survival existentially of a nation that has been invaded in a monstruous way 10 weeks ago. And he is doing everything to create, if you will, and show and feel -- because a lot of this is motive -- how tight and dangerous this is. So Remembrance Day, today, they will celebrate it the day before the Victory Day, which is also a Ukrainian holiday. It was a Soviet, not just Russian.

But the Russians pretty well have taken it, so they're doing it differently, and it is a counter message. But it gets into what he said, all the -- you know, sort of evil coming back in the world, and we need to be on guard, and we need to stand up, look it in the eye and push back, which is what they are doing, and we are assisting and our allies and friends the same.

DEAN: It is such a powerful message. All right, Generals Zwack and Kimmitt, we appreciate your analysis there. Thanks so much.

ZWACK: Always.

DEAN: And coming up, protesters march the homes of Supreme Court justices after that leaked draft opinion showing Roe v. Wade is on the verge of being overturned. Plus, why the opinion that has shocked so many people wasn't at all shocking to our own Jeffrey Toobin who warned this in 2018.


JEFFREY TOOBIN, CNN CHIEF LEGAL ANALYST: Roe v. Wade is doomed, it is gone because Donald Trump won the election.



DEAN: Anger is building over that leaked draft opinion showing the conservative majority of the Supreme Court is ready to overturn the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade. New video that you're seeing right now shows protesters marching to the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh in Chevy Chase, Maryland. An investigation is underway to find the person responsible for that leak.

Meantime, Justice Clarence Thomas expressing his anger to a judicial conference saying government institutions, quote, "shouldn't be bullied." And he reiterated his past comments that justices are obligated to take a fresh look at established precedents. But many of the same justices poised to overturn Roe now express different feelings during their Senate conference hearings.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Judge, does a fetus have a constitutional status as a person?

JUSTICE JUDGE CLARENCE THOMAS, THEN SUPREME COURT NOMINEE: Senator, I can't think of any cases that have held that. I would have to go back and rethink that.

JUSTICE SAMUEL ALITO, THEN SUPREME COURT NOMINEE: It is a precedent that is now been on the books for several decades. It has been challenged. It has been reaffirmed.

JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH, THEN SUPREME COURT NOMINEE: Part of being a good judge is coming in and taking precedent as it stands. And your personal views about the precedent have absolutely nothing to do with the good job of a judge.

JUSTICE BRETT KAVANAUGH, THEN SUPREME COURT NOMINEE: As a judge, it is an important precedent of the Supreme Court, by it, I mean Roe v. Wade.

GORSUCH: A fetus is not a person. That's the law of the land. I accept the law of the land, Senator, yes.


DEAN: My next guest predicted we would arrive at this very day when Roe v. Wade would be in jeopardy. And here was his warning back in 2018 when news broke that then Justice Anthony Kennedy, a pivotal swing vote on the court, was retiring.


TOOBIN: You are going to see 20 states pass laws banning abortion outright. Just banning abortion and -- because they know that there are now going to be five votes on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. And abortion will be illegal in a significant part of the United States in 18 months. There is just no doubt about that. And that's why these seats matter so much. Roe v. Wade is doomed. It is gone because Donald Trump won the election.


DEAN: And joining me now, in 2022, CNN chief legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin.

Jeffrey, nice to see you. Did everything unfold pretty much exactly as you expected it would?

TOOBIN: Well, you know, Jessica, I'd love to take credit for being clairvoyant but all I know is arithmetic. And this is the arithmetic. You know, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito had already expressed that they wanted Roe overturned, and Donald Trump in his campaign repeatedly said he will appoint justices who will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, and if you look at the records of Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, not their statements during the confirmation hearings, but their record, it looked very clear like they too would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and vindicate President Trump's campaign promise.

That's three, you add the two existing, that's five votes. Those are the five votes in the draft opinion so that's just -- it all played out as it was scripted in public, not anything I saw in secret.

DEAN: Right. And we just showed video of the protests outside the homes of Justice Roberts and Kavanaugh. And I know you've talked a little bit about how shattering this leak is to the Supreme Court as an institution. At this point, is there any reason to believe the final opinion is going to be different or much different than the draft we've already seen?


TOOBIN: You know, this is really unchartered territory. We have never seen, never in the history of the Supreme Court a draft opinion. We've had voted released in advance but an opinion released in advance has just never happened before. You know, so, you know, we don't have a lot of precedent as the lawyers say to get an answer.

I do know how the court works, and it is usually the case that draft majority opinions more or less stay the same in the course of circulation before they are voted finally. Now it is true that very occasionally, there are shifting votes that turn majority opinions into minority opinions, but it happens very rarely. It certainly seems highly likely that the majority opinion the court releases at the end of June will look a lot like the one that was leaked, but you know, we can't know for sure until it's announced in real life.

DEAN: Right. Until we get the final opinion. We know a bill advancing through Louisiana's legislature would classify abortions as homicides. Arkansas has a trigger law that would make abortion a felony except to save the life of a mother. There are other states that don't want to make any exception for rape.

Do you believe that many of these cases are going to end up right back up at the Supreme Court should Roe v. overturned and these new laws go into effect? Do you think that they're going to go right back to the Supreme Court with this stuff?

TOOBIN: Well, they'll certainly be in federal court very quickly. How many cases and when the Supreme Court starts reviewing these new laws, you know, I can't say for sure. But I mean, it's really important for people to see what the overturning of Roe means. You know, this Louisiana law, which passed a committee, said that the women who seek abortions can be criminally prosecuted.

The Arkansas law says any medical personnel, doctor, nurse, anyone else who helps an abortion take place can go to prison for 10 years. I mean, this is very serious business. This isn't some abstraction. These are laws that with criminal penalties, all over the country for something that at least today is still a constitutional right. I can't think of any example in American history of a constitutional right turning into a crime overnight.

The closest example I think is prohibition, but, you know, that's not a perfect analogy either. This is completely unchartered territory, and the courts are going to have a lot to sort out, and American women, more importantly, are going to have a very different legal landscape in short order if this opinion stands.

DEAN: Yes. It's a really interesting point you make. Critics are also expressing fear about what could come next. Jim Obergefell who was the central figure in the landmark case legalizing same-sex marriage had this to say about the leaked draft opinion. We'll listen to him.


JIM OBERGEFELL, LEAD PLAINTIFF IN LANDMARK SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CASE: It, to me, is a clarion call to people who are opposed to LGBTQ Plus equality, to marriage equality, to file suit, to start something that would end up in the Supreme Court so that they could overturn it.

This decision is taking away a right that our nation has relied on for almost 50 years and it sets up the loss of additional rights.


DEAN: This is also something that former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talked about as well. How real do you think that possibility is that other changes follow?

TOOBIN: Well, if you read the draft opinion by Justice Alito, it says, look, there is nothing in the Constitution, the Constitution never uses the word abortion. It is what's known in constitutional law as an unenumerated right. Let me tell you some other unenumerated rights. There is no right to marriage in the Constitution. There's no right to contraception in the Constitution.

So if the test for constitutional rights in the future is what is specifically spelled out in the Constitution and nothing else, then contraception, marriage, travel, lots of rights Americans have taken for granted are very much up for grabs.

DEAN: So we're going to see how that all plays out. Jeffrey Toobin, thanks so much for joining us.

TOOBIN: Okie-doke.

DEAN: It's the war as Vladimir Putin wants his people to see it. A look at the preparations in Moscow for the so-called Victory Day holiday.



JESSICA DEAN, CNN ANCHOR: Tomorrow, May 9th, is an incredibly important and symbolic day to Russia and to Vladimir Putin's attempt to project success in the war he started against Ukraine.

Our Senior International Correspondent Matthew Chandler is in Moscow and has the details on what makes this day so important.


MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice over): Night time on the cobbles of Red Square, and Russia's military is plotting its next steps. This is a rehearsal for the annual Victory Day parade, every May 9th commemorating the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany.


But it's also a dramatic stage for the Kremlin to showcase its military power and to celebrate it.

I'm looking forward to its grand scale, says this Moscow person. We will show the power and strength of our country, he says, though who really needs a reminder.

These are the latest brutal images from Ukraine where Russia is continuing what it calls its special military operation. The Kremlin says this is also a fight against Nazis. And even though Ukraine has a Jewish president, it's being drilled into Russians that their country's soldiers are yet again battling fascists. It's a comparison dismissed in the west but which many Russians seem prepared to accept.

Every year, I go to these rehearsals, says this man, who gives his name as Misha (ph). But I think this year, it's more special because of the special military operation happening in Ukraine, he says. Today, I wave the flag to support our army but I hope it will end soon, he adds, a hint of awareness, perhaps, at the horrific cost.

This is what Victory Day is meant to mark, the Soviet Union's role in the allied victory in the Second World War. Russia sustained millions of casualties, paying an enormous sacrifice. But the power of a military parade to bolster national pride has never been lost on the Kremlin's leaders. Least of all, President Putin, whose Victory Day parades have for years heralded Russia's resurgence as a military power.

The speculation this year's parade will form the backdrop for a major announcement on Ukraine. Victory Day still marks Russia's triumphant past. What the Kremlin really wants is to celebrate that elusive victory in the present.

Matthew Chance, CNN, Moscow.


DEAN: Matthew, thank you.

15 years ago, Madeleine McCann went missing while on a vacation with her family in Portugal. She's not been found, and no one was charged in her disinterred appearance. But, now, investigators say they have discovered new evidence that may help solve the mystery of what happened. Those new developments, next.



DEAN: New details in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann. It has now been 15 years since the three-year-old was reported missing from a resort in Portugal after her parents left her in a hotel to dine at a nearby restaurant. Despite an international search, she has never been found. But authorities are still seeking answers.

Our Randi Kaye traveled to Portugal and London years ago to speak with investigators and has new information on the case.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Please, if you have Madeleine, let her come home to her mommy, daddy, brother, and sister.

RANDI KAYE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Just hours after Madeleine McCann vanished, her parents pleaded for her safe return. Madeleine was just days shy of her fourth birthday when she disappeared in a small fishing village of Praia da Luz in Portugal.

It was May 2007.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We beg you to let Madeleine come home.

KAYE: Madeleine did not come home. And now 15 years later, prosecutors say they believe Madeleine is dead and that they know who killed her. German Prosecutor Hans Christian Walters told Portuguese broadcaster CMTV that investigators had found new evidence that connects this man, Christian Bruecknber, to Madeleine's disinterred appearance. Brueckner is a convicted rapist and child sex abuser.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is true that if you find something belonging to Madeleine in the caravan of Christian Brueckner?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To the details of the investigations, I cannot give you a --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: But you cannot deny it, can you?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't want to deny it.

KAYE: The prosecutor told CMTV assured Brueckner, quote, is the murder.

The night Madeleine disappeared, Kate and Jerry McCann had left her and their twins sleeping alone in the apartment while they had dinner nearby with friends. They were on property just yards away and said they checked on the kids every half hour. When Madeleine was discovered missing, a search began, but the crime scene was never properly secured.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Windows were closed. Doors were open and shut. They were searching for a child. They weren't worried about securing evidence.

KAYE: We met a Private Investigator Julian Parabonas (ph) in Portugal back in 2017 while shooting a documentary on this case. He says the location of the McCann's vacation flat put the family at risk.

What made this Apartment 5 a more vulnerable than some of the others in the complex?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, it makes it more vulnerable because it's in the corner, and there's a lot of places that you can be watching the apartment without getting noticed.

KAYE: Madeleine's face was broadcast around the world.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Please give our little girl back.

KAYE: But even as tips poured in, investigators zeroed in on Kate and Jerry McCann. Cadaver dogs alerted to blood in the McCann's apartment.


And just four months after their daughter disappeared, the McCanns were officially named suspects. Then a year later, the Portuguese attorney general closed the case and cleared them. A few years after that, Scotland Yard announced they would reexamine the case.

It turns out, between 2004 and 2010, a string of sexual assaults were reported in the area where Madeleine disappeared.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Almost always, houses or apartments that were rented or owned by British people with young children.

KAYE: Prosecutors first announced the suspect, Christian Brueckner's alleged involvement back in 2020. Brueckner is German but lived in that resort town in Portugal from 2005 to 2007. He has not been officially charged in Madeleine's case and has denied any wrongdoing. He told investigators he had been with his then-girlfriend the night Madeleine vanished. But prosecutors told CMTV the Brueckner has no alibi.

He is currently in jail in Germany for raping a woman in the same area where Madeleine disappeared. 15 years later and still no sign of Madeleine or her remains.


DEAN: Randi Kaye for us, thanks so much.

Coming up, what may be the bargain of a lifetime, a woman makes a $35 purchase from Goodwill only discover it's actually a relic from Ancient Rome.



DEAN: Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, say officers shot and killed a man earlier this morning who was throwing Molotov cocktails outside a police station. According to police, that incident started around 1:30 this morning when an officer spotted a man in a police station parking lot throwing explosives at police vehicles. Raleigh Police say the man was ordered to stop several times before attacking officers who then opened fire. All those involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.

In Alaska, a landslide has blocked a main road to a resort community, and that means people are stuck there unless they can get a boat out. A tourist captured the landslide as it happened, and you see the trees toppling over and blocking the street, which connects the resort area to a nearby city. Nobody was hurt. But the cleanup could take days.

Here's another view of the aftermath. A water taxi is now being used to transport some of the people in and out of the affected area.

It turns out, sometimes being thrifty can really pay off. Just ask a Texas woman who picked up a marble bust at a thrift store only to learn it was actually a relic from Ancient Rome. Laura Young paid $34.99 for that bust. When she took it home, she began digging around to see if it had any history, and it did. After contacting auction houses and experts, a specialist determined it was actually 2,000 years old.

Archive photos show it may have been on display at a home in Germany until World War II. That was the last time anyone saw it until it turned up at that Goodwill story. You never know what you're going to find.

Well, get ready for an epic road trip across South Korea on the next Nomad with Cartlon McCoy. Here is a preview of that.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Being Asian male, you have to be smart. You're not supposed to be good at sports. You're not supposed to rap, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're definitely not supposed to rap.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. And then I come over to Korea, and then they look down on me for not really knowing Korean culture and being able to speak Korean. And so wherever you go, you kind of have like this identity crisis. And then now, especially with how just everything is so, I guess, sensitive, why do you try to be black? Why do you -- I'm not trying to be really anything. I owe everything to hip hop. And so everything I do, all these success, people even caring what I say, it's all because of hip hop. It's not just music to me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But also hip hop is not just a music generation, it's an entire culture.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So, you can't separate hip hop as a music genre, the slang that's formed to the communities of Korean pop.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. The attitude I have towards it is I always try to do it justice so I don't embarrass the culture, the people that represent the culture as well.


DEAN: A brand new episode of Nomad with Carlton McCoy airs tonight at 10:00 right here on CNN.

Ukraine's most famous dog receiving a special honor from President Zelenskyy. Patron, a Jack Russell terrier mix, has become a national figure since the Russian invasion for his work with bomb disposal teams. He is credited with uncovering 150 ammunitions. Zelenskyy presented Patron and his owner with the state award for dedicated service during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. And at one point, Trudeau appeared to search in his pocket for some treats but without any success.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Asian hate crimes have surged in the U.S., increasing 164 percent in early last year in 16 of the nation's largest cities.

And this week, CNN Hero salutes Michelle Tran, a Chinese and Vietnamese-American whose nonprofit, Soar Over Hate, has provided more than 25,000 personal safety devices, as well as self-defense classes to Asian Americans.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The day of our distribution, our lines have passed four blocks around the neighborhood where people waited almost two hours to obtain a personal safety device from us.


To make the noise, you pull out the pin, and it scares people away and it alerts people around you.

It was simultaneously heartbreaking but also motivating to see so many people come out. I think it highlighted the need and the fears that many folks like me are experiencing right now.

Thank you so much.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Thank you so much.


I hope that our work helps save lives. That's our only hope moving forward.


DEAN: To learn about all the ways Michelle and her organization are working to combat Asian hate, you can go to