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>> partly, it seemed like a crazy idea but i like crazy and we felt our philosophy really is we'll work with anyone for the right cause. >> reporter: the cause most definitely right, but with the new york post calling his idea fortune cooky, he's made a splash, now he has to swim. >> that's just a fantastic story. thanks everyone for watching. have a wonderful weekend. anderson starts now. good evening. john berman sitting in for anderson. battling and about to get american help. >> back home it's about saving homes. people in the midwest getting more rain in hours than they usually see in weeks and watching their waterfront property take a dive. also tonight, we were told they were the faces of the future. we were told to be terrified of wolf packs and wilding and young
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super pl super predators. now 25 years after the rape of a jogger in new york central park, these five wrongly convicted of it are finally getting the justice they have been waiting so long for and possibly tens of millions of dollars, too. we begin, though, with late developments out of iraq and two numbers that got our attention. a million and three. a million is how many iraqi men, women and children forced out of their homes. 1 million people on the move or on the run. three is three recruits on a propaganda video from the isis sunni militants, young men not from the region but the united kingdom. >> this is a message to the brother whose stayed behind. [speaking foreign language]. >> you need to ask yourselves what prevents you from coming to the land, what prevents you from turning around?
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[speaking foreign language] what prevents you from obtaining the pleasure of your lord. >> two of the three are brothers from wales, a big call was asking iraqis of all faiths to unite against the threat. they will be getting help shortly from american military advisors who we have learned will initially be drawn from troops stationed at the emmy ba. >> part of the task now is to see whether iraqi leaders are prepared to rise above sectarian motivations, come together, compromise. if they can't, there is not going to be a military solution to this problem. there is no amount of american firepower that is going to be able to hold the country together and i made that very
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clear to mr. maliki and other leadership inside of iraq. >> no amount of american firepower. there is a lot to talk about tonight. we'll start with nick robertson w -- nic robertson joining us live from baghdad, what's the latest? >> reporter: the latest has to be the statement from friday press from a spokesman representing the top sheer clergy in the country. he said the politicians in the country now needed to quickly form a new government that could appeal to all iraq, as in give all iraqis a good future and he said it should be a government that doesn't repeat the mistakes of the past. that was a very vailed threat, if you will, warning to prime minister nuri al-maliki. time for him to step down.
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mistakes of the past. this clergy getting into politics which he doesn't do, big appeal, millions of people listen to him today and he's telling the prime minister, time to step down. that's new, john. >> it is now. president obama has done everything short of saying maliki should go but this statement from him carries more weight inside that country. let's talk about the isis recruitment video. remarkable to look at. what can you tell us about that? >> yeah, they are really amping up their propaganda and trying to create a buzz, a million or all eyes on isis is one of the hashtags they go by. they want to get a billion hits on facebook, on instagram, on twitter, wherever they can. they are trying to use the time in the headlines here as they had the past couple weeks like they never really had before, trying to spring board off that
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with a recruitment campaign, getting english speakers, french speakers to really appeal to a western and international, all ears because they want to recruit more young people. remember, these young jihads come from europe and other places are often some of their sort of shock troops, if you will, young guys that go out, do suicide bombings ask creand cre blaze the trail. they want more people like that, john. >> it's a worldwide propaganda and recruitment effort tied into one. what about the situation on the ground today? it seems like things were quieter, even though there were patches of violence. >> yes, the violence has spread more acrossed the country. if you go to the north on the boarder with syria, more violence there today. we heard a little about yesterday. today more violence.
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the important town that isis took control of recently, now the army says they are in control of the military there but isis in control of the city. the fighting of the oil refinery, not finished. the army has control there and isis in control of the town. another town where there is fighting. two kurtis h-towh towns you hav little flash points across the country. not this broad advance but fighting continuing. it means isis still has the fire in their belly. >> isis still fighting but interesting, the iraqi military desperate to tell the world what they think their successes are in fighting isis around the country. thank you so much for being with us. >> in audition to being a raw human tragedy, this is a military and political puzzle that seems to sprout new
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dimensioning by the hour. i want to explore them by two people inside the maze. ann marie slaughter, chief strategists, and phillip mud who held counter ship leader positions. phil, obviously both sides in the conflict are engaged in the recruitment game. they want more forces. there is this highly produced video out from isis reaching out to jihads using arabic and english. what do you make of this? >> i think the recruitment game inside iraq is more important for insurgent to get populations from villages they control. as long as they are fighting with the iraqi military against the government, in someways its an advantage for us because they are focused on external recruits is limited. they are focused on taking places like baghdad. that said, over time the more time they have, the more
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important these recruitment videos will become because historically places like iraq have been magnets for kids in new york and london. so over time, i would be worried about those recruitment videos. >> at a minimum, shows they are organized. secretary john kerry set to arrive in this region. administration is crystal clear nuri al-maliki not welcome. any sign he is getting this message? >> not so far. in fact, he's doing exactly what he's been doing all along. i mean, look, we pushed him really hard on power sharing, on constructing a broader government when we left. what we know now that we didn't know then how he is to the iranians. a lot of our leverage, if we have any on maliki, actually
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comes from teheran rather than directly in baghdad and i think the obama administration has been right to try to reach out to iran as difficult as that may be. >> so phil, the first of the american troops could arrive as early as this weekend shifting from the embassy to presumably the front lines or at least areas where iraqi troops are serving, advisors will go to advice. how do you do that? >> i think you're talking about two basic elements to what these advisors might do. the first is weapons and tactics to retake this refinery that we've seen fought over the past couple days. you can get great arial imagery of that and do gaming about what these advisors would recommend in terms of tactics against extremists. the second piece is subtler but more interesting. should the president order precise strikes going against a group that doesn't have tanks, doesn't have airplanes. you got to have reality on the ground where they are. what houses they are in.
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where the women and children are for example versus where the extremists are. it takes awhile to build target pa packag packages. they are getting realtime imagery and intelligence to understand exactly where the precise locations are to strike in the event the president passes an order along. >> ann marie you argued the u.s. needs to be more involve in syria fighting against president assad and his forces. how responsible do you think the lack of action in that conflict is for what is currently going on in iraq? >> i think enormously responsible. when the syrian civil war first broke out, it took a solid year before you started seeing the growth first and then isis as groups because what happened got
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no support. administration is in a difficult position, to use force against isis in iraq, it would be right now it would be on behalf of the government we don't like. it is not doing the right things. the same is exactly true in syria. if you use force against isis in syria which i would be prepared to see us do. the syrian people will read that as you're willing to attack the violent extremists who are threatening you but you're not willing to stop the killing from bashar al-assad himself but you are willing to attack isis because they might pose a threat to you. i don't think that's a position we can be in. >> ann marie slaughter, phillip mud, thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> thank you. you heard it said that the deeper isis gets into shiite territory and the tougher
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opposition they will face. over the capitol, men have been showing up at recruiting stations. anderson spoke with some of them. crowded together in a tent on a baghdad military base, iraq's newest volunteers wait for names to be called. a week after iraqis were asked to defend the country, thousands of men are still volunteering every day. some volunteers have been in the military or militia before, some recently returned from fighting in syria in support of bashar al-assad but many volunteers are young and have no experience fighting at all. it's hot, the wait is long, but spirits here are high. many see this as both a patriotic act and a religious duty. >> translator: what is happening is sabotage this 23-year-old says. those terrorists must be driven out and by god's will they will
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be. >> reporter: why did you want to volunteer? >> translator: i volunteered to save the people and by response to their request. we're here to serve the people and get rid of isis. these young men have no military experience and it's not clear exactly how they will be used in the fight against isis. how much training will they have. >> depending on the tactical situation. maybe three days, maybe a month. >> reporter: soldiers come and call out names. the men are sent for processing. their eyesight is checked, a cursory exam, then they are sent home to await their sent. by god's will we will wait. whether or not these volunteers will actually see battle, their sheer numbers bolstered the confidence by iraqis, badly shaken by military losses here
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the past week. >> fascinating to see anderson with an inside look at the recruitment effort there. a quick reminder, make sure you set your dvr to watch "ac 360" whenever you would like and after five years in captivity, sergeant bowe bergdahl's progress in a remarkable program. he's relearning down to the tiniest details we take for granted how to live. we'll take you inside. >> later, think this is just another burocra the? you won't, when you see what came next and why. >> i'm sitting here listening to this testimony. i just, i don't believe it. that's your problem. nobody believes you. i make a lot of purchases for my business. and i get a lot in return with ink plus from chase.
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ever since army sergeant bowe bergdahl stepped out of the chopper he's been at the center of controversy how he fell into enemy hands. this is not about that. instead, tonight, we're focussing on the steps he's been taking ever since the chopper landed, the reintegration process he's undergoing in texas. we're learning a lot about it and how suar gent bergdahl is doing tonight.
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martin, you have remarkable details who is going on inside there. >> you know, sergeant bergdahl i guess you can see spent the last week in san antonio getting into what we don't like to get into at all, a routine. the program according to the military is just that, trying to get you back into the normal things of life. he gets up, eats, goes to bed at normal times. he's staying in a typical hospital room on a floor with other patients and even though will are hundreds of medical staff ready to take care of him. he actually only interacts with less than a dozen people every day. it should be pointed out, his room is noted by the difference that there is security outside. the army says it's not too keep him in, but to keep other people potentially out, who could do some harm or somehow shock him in a way they do not want and lastly, he does a lot of story telling, his own, recounting everything that happened to him over the five years and you can imagine that takes a long time to recount every event as best he can.
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he does that to his psychologist, the military psychologi psychologist, his medical team and army debriefers. a very small intimate group. >> this is a system they have in place there but really only a small hand full of people have gone through this process before and they were released from a week to ten days into it. has the army given an indication when sergeant bergdahl my leave? >> no, they haven't. he's the seventh to go through this new program. so it's not like they have had hundreds of people go through but the experience they rest upon is based upon the experiences of pows that go back to world war ii. but he is the first young soldier to go through this program and definitely as we pointed out, how he got released, the controversial surrounding him, there is a lot to it. so it is very likely instead of seven to ten days like other captives, he could be much longer, possibly months. >> martin, stick around for a minute. i want to bring in military
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psychologist and navy commander. the word martin keeps using is routine, routine. and i understand that coupled with sergeant bergdahl being allowed to make his own decisions, those are two of the most crucial things, why? >> well, it's very important to understand this young man under went five years of very difficult, if not harsh captivity under less than desirable circumstances, and that's not including what we don't know regarding if there was any torture, what kind of isolation and deprivation did he experience, as well as what periods of time did he fear in fact for his life. so that's a long road to come back from, and as you mentioned, the military has a lot of experience. we return 951 pows at the end of the vietnam war. the difference with him, he was isolated. he was not with a group of fellow pows and he was probably
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more than what i would refer to as a hostage situation versus a prisoner of war. >> and we also understand from martin that he's telling his story, recounting it again and again about the five years that he was a prisoner there. how does that help with the healing process? >> well, it's really important when somebody has gone through a traumatic experience to be able to tell what is their story. you notice, they are talking about him not going through a debriefing but rather, allowing him to tell his story as we wants to talk about it as he is able to recollect it. this is all part of the sorting it out, the reintegration because remember, the first few weeks, he went through quite a psychological as well as physiological shock and getting reacclimated, getting through the decompression period and then getting used to the
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normality, the kind of normality he might have experienced prior to being held captive. >> martin, telling this story is part of the healing process but this story ultimately will be part of an investigation, as well, but i imagine that telling will be acceseparate than part this story. >> skied military officials, when is there a point where you'll turn to sergeant bergdahl and said everything we have done up to point so to help you. from now on everything is possibly investigating you for abandoning your post. the folks at san antonio will tell you the investigation has nothing to do with reintegration. he would go through that first and then access to him as far as possible military prosecution would come afterwards. >> martin in his reporting tells us he's still, sergeant bergdahl still has not met with his parents. we're not really sure when that
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might happen. is this to be expected? >> this is not unusual. he's probably wanting to get reor yen tated and probably wants to be in good shape, that is both physically, emotionally, so psychologically so when he meets with his parents, he feels like he's returning home or coming home. now, of course, they will keep this quiet and who is to say he's not already met with his parents. >> thank you so much for being with us. really appreciate it. >> thank you. >> there is sad breaking news to report tonight, word that three american troops have been killed in afghanistan. they died in an ied attack. no word on what service branch they were serving in. the military dog was also killed in this blast. just ahead, in the midwest, a desperate race to pile up sandbags as the waters rise. the latest on the severe flooding across the region, plus, congressman paul ryan got angry at a house hering whether the irs targeted groups seeking
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as we said at the top of the program, a wide spread swath of flooding, terrifying mudslides, the same storm system that brought devastating tornados to nebraska this week. here is anna cabrera. >> reporter: in minneapolis, this entire bluff came crashing down along the banks of the miss misriver creating a massive hole at the university of minnesota
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medical center. it collapsed tail fell on a road way. employees in the building that sits on the bluff were evacuated but officials say hospital buildings where patients are remain safe. days of pounding rain have saturated much of the upper midwest, leaving hundreds of homes flooded. >> it's everywhere, and that's the part that makes it complicated a bit to total all the damage everywhere but it's all part of one storm system. >> reporter: across the region, people living in flood prone areas are working around the clock building walls of sandbags to protect their homes. >> what we can do is what we can do. are you nervous? >> no. >> yeah. so i don't know. we just have to -- >> if it floods, it floods. >> the big concern now, rivers expected to crest several feet above flood stage in the coming days and many areas, neighbors are helping each other prepare. >> we're really close. it's like another block party,
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except maybe a little less fun. >> i've seen it, the resilience of the people of minnesota and what you see every time you go to these things is minnesotans helping other minnesotans. >> reporter: and in a bit of irony, mark dayton visited parts of southern minnesota friday. he had planned to visit due to drought conditions on farms. he's declared 35 counties disaster areas due to the flooding. and you're looking live at that hillside that collapsed under the weight of the rain and the saturation that hospital building there on the outside, it looks like it's in a bad position but it is stable. it was built actually on a bed of rock and shale. so all of the employees in that building have been moved out as a precaution but those folks and patients at the hospital are all safe. now unfortunately, though, the flooding threat is not over yet. there is more rain in the
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forecast and the rivers are still rising and so, people are still worried, john, that it's possible more rain is going to lead to more flooding, more mudslides and a dangerous and perhaps more damaging situation. >> i can understand why they are worried. those are stunning pictures behind you. anna cabrera, thanks from us. another storm hit washington today as the head of the irs testified before the house waynes awayne waynes -- committee. it sented on information lost when a former agency official's hard drive crashed. the committee members did not buy kpt pl explanation about that to put it mildly. dana bash has the story. >> regular order mr. leaven. >> reporter: in white hot moments on capitol hill, this irs hearing ranks high. >> this is a pattern of abuse, a pattern of behavior that is not
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giving us any confidence that says agencies is being impartial. i don't believe you. this is incredible. i have a long career, that's the first time anybody said that you do not believe me. >> i don't believe you. >> former republican vp candidate paul ryan is usually more policy walk than attack dog but not here. >> you asked taxpayers to hang on to seven years of their personal tax information in case they are ever audited and you can't keep six months worth of employee e-mails. >> reporter: republicans pushed on new irs claims that two years of e-mails from irs official lois lerner vanished because her hard drive crashed, e-mails from the same time frame they targeted other groups. >> the hard drive after it was determined dysfunctional and with experts no remails could be
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retrieved was recycled and destroyed -- >> so it was physically destroyed? >> that's my understanding. >> was it melted down? >> i have no idea what the recycler does with it. this was three years ago. >> reporter: they said learner herself worked with it, even an irs criminal forensics lab to restore the e-mails but they couldn't. beyond the question who happened to learner's missing e-mails, is whether the irs purposely kept congress in the dark. fueling gop acquisitions of coverup which they flatly denied. >> there is no attempt to keep it a secret. when we provide information, we should provide it completely, if we prod you incomplete information sometimes people leap to the wrong conclusion. >> reporter: it was testy right out of the gate. >> what i didn't hear in that was an apology to this committee. >> i don't think an apology is owed. >> reporter: the irs commissioner tried to give as good as he got with backup from democrats. >> could the witness answer the
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question? >> reporter: they mocked republicans for obsessing over conpir ra see theories. >> how about area 51 in new mexico where those space aliens allegedly came. have you ever had responsibility for that? >> no. >> have you ever had custody of the president's birth certificate? >> no. >> dana bash joins us now. i remember when the irs scandal was young. there was bipartisan outrage. democrats upset at the irs, too. today that didn't seem to be the case. >> not at all. you're absolutely right at the beginning, everybody from democrats to republicans couldn't believe that the irs would target tea party groups or other groups. it is so partisan now and the way that democrats defended the irs in that hearing was actually stunning. but they have decided that this is a witch hunt and it is all about republicans trying to get out the conservative base for the election, which is only four and a half months away because
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this really does rowl them up. >> it was in shrinking violent, either giving the testimony. >> no. >> a contentious day. dana bash, thanks so much. >> thanks. up next, wrongly convicted of a horrific crime when teenagers, more than two decades later the central park five are a big step closer to closing the door on their ordeal. plus a new revelation in the va health care scandal about the bonuses top people were checking while vets were waiting for care, some even died. whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in. with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make your business our business.
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crime and punishment tonight, a source telling cnn a $40 million settlement is reached over the wrongful conviction of five men more than two decades ago. it is impossible to over state what a big deal this case was at the time. teenagers, the youngest just 14 held up as the face of urban lawlessness, charged and convicted of raping and beating a jogger in new york central park. the police said the teens had
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been on a crime spree in the park terrorizing random people. wilding they called it. except it just wasn't true. here is susan candiottcandiotti >> reporter: it was a story that not only gripped new york city but inflamed racial tensions around the country. black black and latino teens accused of a horrific crime, beating and raping a white woman in 1989. after what appeared to be confessions, it seemed like an airtight case. the jury didn't buy a claim the confessions were coerced coerce there is no dna evidence and there is no victim remembering of the attack, each victim is found guilty. they are called animals. donald trump puts out a full-paged ad asking to bring back the death penalty. >> if they had their way, we
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would hang from these trees in central park. >> reporter: he's one of the so-called central park five. i talked with him two years ago, then 38 years old. here he is at 15 on the left after he was arrested. >> it's an indelible scar that is nightmarish, you know, and that nightmare is reoccurring. >> reporter: that nightmare included about seven years in prison for four of the boys, 13 years for another. before a major break in the case in 2002. >> the victim has been set aside in their entirety. >> reporter: all five convictions are thrown out. overturned after a stunning confession from a serial rapist whose dna was found at the scene. while the teens were in jail, the real rapist didn't stop. >> he commits at least five more rapes that we know of after the central park jogger. >> after being exonerated, it's
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like someone running free through the grass and just throwing their hands up yelling ah-ha. it's such a -- the feeling is over joy and happiness. >> reporter: suing for damages has taken years. more than a decade, but the city has always maintained it acted in good faith. >> just as there was a speedy method, speedy trail, speedy means to convict us, there should be as equally a speedy method, a speedy way to compensate us. >> salem once told me for him, it's a criminal system of injustice and with a settlement, he says he wants to believe justice works. sus susan candiotti, cnn new york. sarah burns wrote about the
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ordeal in her book, "the central park five, the details behind new york's pa into mansion crim spoke with her earlier. sarah, this is a $40 million settlement, big. were you surprised by this or was this going to happen sooner or later? >> well, you know, i think it was going to happen but it took the de blasio administration for it to happen. i think a year ago, this would have been a shock. >> and that's because the bloomberg administration says that the police, the authorities acted with cause, so what changed was the change in administration? >> i think so. absolutely. i mean, i think there was a sense of de blasio said on the campaign trail this was a mischaracter of justice and needed to be righted. >> i grew up in boston. this was a national story. we heard about this story up there. we knew what was going on. to be here in the city during that time, bring us back, you know, make us remember, what a
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circus this turmoil and anger this caused. >> yeah, it was, i think new york city in 1989 is different than today and the fear of crime was at an all-time high in someways, and so people reacted to this crime with really strong emotions. i think understandably. and so what you get is this really sensational media response, and people wanted i think to feel safer and know the perpetrator or perpetrators were behind bars, and so this really just snowballed quickly and everyone thought they knew what happened. >> you just brought up journalism, the way this story was reported. it's a big part of the bigger picture here. i want to take a listen to a little bit of what you reported. >> i look back at the jogger case and wish i had been more skeptical as a journalist. you know, a lot of people didn't
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do their jobs. reporters, place, prosecutors, defense lawyers. this was a proxy war being fought, and these young men were the proxies for all kinds of other agendas, and the truth and the reality in justice were not part of it. >> of course, "the new york times" journalist. all journalist have regrets. we're not perfect. we all make mistakes. why do you think this case wasn't looked at with more scrutiny or skepticism from the beginning? >> yeah, i think there was really a failure on so many levels in this case on the part of the police but certainly on the part of journalists, as well. i think what jim is getting at is the fact that really everyone dropped the ball. i mean, i think people looked at this and the police came out with their story of what had happened and know one really asked those questions that they are supposed to ask.
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>> you could hear the regret in that reporter's voice so many years later. you spoke to the five men involved in this for the book for the documentary. looking back now on this whole episode, it's, what, you know, 20 -- a long time, 25 years later, are they angry at all? >> you know, considering what they have been through, i was struck -- from the first time i met them that they don't seem angry. i think they obviously are. they must be. they found someways to manage that, and i think they have all and i think they would say they realized that being angry is self-destructive, too. so they have found ways and i think that they in talking about it and talking with us and sharing their story with me and us for the film, i think they found being able to talk about it and i think they hope that by sharing their story they can try to help other people and they love talking to kids more than anything else. >> you know, it's such an important story, you know, not
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just for people that grew up in new york by journalist and everybody. sarah burns, thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> as the white house announce as plan to deal with a surge of u u unaccompanied kids, one woman that made the trip 20 years ago and hasn't seen her parents since, until now. the deadly wait times at veterans hospitals, hundreds of va managers got glowing performance reviews and bonuses. what a top va official said about it today when 360 continues. she's still the one for you.
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honduras to come here. she hasn't seen her parent's faces for nearly two decades until now with the help of cnn's rosa flores, it's our american journey. >> reporter: this neighborhood in honduras is not only home to both poverty and violence, but to families, as well. and to this mother, who would give anything to see her daughter again. she says she has always supported her children, even when one of them wanted to take on the dangerous and uncertain voyage to the united states in search of opportunity. nearly 20 years ago, natalia kissed her daughter good-bye. the 25-year-old left on foot never to return to honduras. this mom says she's now trapped in the very situation her daughter left behind. over the years, she has only spoken to her daughter by phone,
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never seeing her face-to-face. i met this family while filing special reports for cnn in honduras and when i learned about the agony they were facing due to separation, i thought there is something we can do here, and i started looking for her daughter, leslie. and found her living in new york. sharing her mother's grief. leslie says she used to cry alone, thinking about her family thousands of miles away. she was undocumented and couldn't visit. we took a dvd of my interview with her parents and showed it to leslie. she was finally able to see her parents for the first time in almost two decades. she couldn't believe her eyes. her mom showing the many years
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on her face. when you left they were -- >> big difference. >> as does the home she grew up in, a shell of what she remembers. >> home sick. >> and also shocked at the poverty and violence plaguing her old neighborhood. what didn't surprise her, her father talking to cnn. he's never been timid she says, and while this unconventional reunion brought her some joy, nothing replaces seeing family in person. her dream now, aside from becoming a u.s. citizen is to visit her family in honduras one day. >> rosa flores with me. does he plan on going to honduras again?
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>> she arrived to the united states with only the clothes she was wearing on her back and remained undocumented for years and finally got a work permit. right now, technically, she could actually go visit honduras but tells me, rosa, i am too afraid to go. she's afraid while she's gone, something changes in the united states, and then she can't come back in. and then the other thing she's very afraid of is the violence in honduras. >> a lovely report here. it's a complicated situation for so many families. a lot of family stories and histories. thank you so much. just ahead, the remarkable rescue of a cave explorer trapped under ground for 12 days. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] if you can't stand the heat, get off the test track. get the mercedes-benz you've been burning for at the summer event, going on now at your authorized mercedes-benz dealer.
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let's get the latest, susan hendrix has the 360 bulletin. >> 78% of senior managers got bonuses last year because of glowing performance reviews. they came shortly before cnn started reporting on excessive, sometimes deadly wait times at va hospitals. >> got to see this incredible rescue in the alps where a 52-year-old was trapped under ground for 12 days after being injured by falling rocks.
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he was strapped to a stretcher. speaking of amazing, check out this video from clear water, florida. a traffic camera catches this motorcycle scent. he literally walks away. cnn affiliate bay news 9 says the 22 that hit the car flipped several times. you see him stand up and walked away. he knew this was coming so hit the brakes and ejected. >> lucky man, susan, thanks so much. that does it for us. the cnn original series the 60s the cnn original series the 60s starts now. -- captions by vitac -- it is a mixture of a pretty scenery and ugly events. the bloodiest fighting in almost a year. >> we will not surrenderer and we will not retreat. think you can win?