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hello, again, everyone. thank you very much for joining me. i'm fredricka whitfield. we're waiting for the governor of georgia and brian kemp to speak more about major league baseball's decision to move the all-star game from atlanta in response to the new voting law. the decision is reverberating across the sports world, and the political spectrum. cnn's natasha chen is at the georgia state capitol for us. natasha, what are we expecting to hear from the governor? >> yes, fred, we're expecting the governor any moment here to step behind the podium. you see a lot of people behind the podium on those steps, including some state legislators hereby to support him. i want to mention i did get a statement within the last hour or so from cobb county travel and tourism talking about the 100-plus million dollars they could potentially lose here.
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i'm going to step aside now because it looks like governor kemp is starting his press conference. >> good afternoon, everyone. let me thank all of you for being with us today, and i really want to thank so many grass-roots conservatives and great elected leaders who are here with us. yesterday major league baseball caved to fear and lies from liberal activists. they ignored the facts of our new election integrity law, and they ignored the consequences of their decision on our local community. in the middle of a pandemic, major league baseball put the wishes of stacey abrams and joe biden ahead of the economic well being of hard working georgians who were counting on the all-star game for a paycheck. georgians and all americans should note what this decision
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means. it means cancel culture and partisan activists are coming from your business. they're coming for your game or event in your hometown and they're coming to cancel everything from sports to how you make a living, and they will stop at nothing to silence all of us. they don't care about jobs. they don't care about our communities. and they certainly don't care about our access to the ballot box, because if they did, major league baseball would have announced that they were moving their headquarters from new york yesterday. >> hear hear! >> in new york -- in new york they have ten days of early voting. in georgia we have a minimum of 17 with 2 additional sundays that are optional for all counties in our state. in new york you have to have an
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excuse to vote by absentee. in georgia you can vote absentee for any reason, and you can do it securely. it's easier to vote in georgia than it is in new york. even more ridiculous is mlb didn't cite a single reason that they disagreed with the bill in their statement. everyone standing here today and those at home know why, because the facts and truth don't support their narrative. it's because the -- >> you're listening to georgia governor brian kemp there trying to defend the new voting law which many critics have said is a voter suppression law. shortly after the november election and after the january special election, it was this governor who said georgians enjoyed a free and fair election, free of fraud, and
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then returned with signing a new law that critics say does restrict the free ability for one man, one vote in the state of georgia. last hour i spoke with atlanta mayor keisha lance bottoms about this decision for major league baseball to bring its all-star game out of georgia, and she worries that this will just be the first of many hits the state could suffer unless the law is changed. >> well, i can't say that i like it, but i certainly understand it. and it is really probably the first of my boycotts of our state to come. and the consequences of this bill are significant. the metro atlanta area is home to 35 fortune 500 companies. we have a very large tourism industry in our state.
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just as the legislators and governor made -- the legislators and governor made the decision to go forward with this bill, people are making decisions not to come to our state, and it is going to impact millions of georgians, employment, small businesses, our corporations and it's very unfortunate. >> and while the mayor said she may not necessary like the idea that georgia will lose millions of dollars with the all-star game pulling out, she does support what major league baseball has done. of course, we will continue to monitor the comments from the governor and bring you the very latest. let's turn now to that deadly attack at the u.s. capitol. investigators are now working to learn more about the suspect who rammed into a police barricade outside the capitol building, hitting two officers. that suspect was shot and killed by police after getting out of his car, brandishing a knife. one officer survived the attack.
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but the other, william evans, an 18-year veteran of the capitol police and father of two, died from his injuries. he is being remembered as a hero and devoted family man. right now flags at the capitol and at the white house are flying at half-staff in his honor. let's go now to capitol hill. cnn's joe johns is there for us. joe, what more can you tell us about the officer who died? >> you know, he was a product of massachusetts, fred, and went to western new england university. they put out a statement earlier today also essentially saying, among other things, he graduated from there in 2002, came here to the u.s. capitol police in 2003, and served for 18 years on the force. he was a member of the first responders team. as you said, he two kids. the u.s. capitol police put out a statement earlier today talking about him and thanking all of the people who have essentially offered their support saying they're deeply
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grateful for that support and know that your sympathy is appreciated beyond words. friends of the officer also talked about him in interviews overnight. listen. >> we lost officer evans today. it is incredibly sad and just surreal to know that billy died serving our country, doing something that he loved so much. above all, he loved life, he loved being a dad and he loved being a part of the u.s. capitol police. >> it was surreal to think i literally just talked to them and we shared a laugh a couple days ago. it has just been shock ever since. fighting back tears all afternoon and trying to make sense of it all and knowing there's none to be had. >> the congress was not in session when this confrontation
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happened outside of the capitol just yesterday. however, the speaker of the house has put out a statement calling the officer a martyr for democracy. fred, back to you. >> joe johns, thank you so much for that. congresswoman haley stevens is joining me now. she's a democrat from michigan and member of the house committee on education and labor. congresswoman, so good to see you. most lawmakers, of course, were not on capitol hill. joe just underscored there, not in session. but what went through your mind when you saw and heard of this news? >> it was heartbreak, it was anguish, it was frustration. i immediately reached out to my staff, getting the information about what was happening on capitol hill, making sure that my staff was okay. and they were okay physically but emotionally, it just speaks to the toll that's being taken on all of us who work at the
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capitol, particularly our incredible capitol police officers. this was an act of violence. we salute officer evans, an incredible member of the capitol police force and dedicated father. i have just been trying to find the answers to what happened and i can't come up with them, fredericka. yesterday was a dark day on the capitol. >> did your staffers express to you, like many capitol police have expressed, that it's like reliving what happened in january? few have really recovered from that and now this would happen as well. >> yeah, people -- people have started to open up and they said that they felt their hearts racing again. that panic was being induced, in part because to serve in the united states capitol as a capitol police officer and member of the congressional staff or even for our invemembef
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the state, incredible people, it's a huge honor. we were all there on behalf of democracy and yet to see it attacked over and over again, to hear the words of my colleagues who have also joined in, in disavowing this. now is not the time for partisan rhetoric. now is the time to look within this rise of violence, particularly surrounding government. i'm in michigan. we're not muted to seeing individuals take up their guns and stalwart capitols to i cite violence to kidnap against our governor. i keep thinking, fredericka, what are our children thinking? the chirp who are studying american history, who are aspiring to go into government and politics themselves one day? we want to show them this is a safe, fair environment for them to be in. we have to work towards that. we need answers for what happened yesterday in the capitol. >> and while we worry about what our kids are thinking, what goes
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through your mind too when you talk about what people witness at the state capitol in michigan, with people bearing arms and then what you experience and the nation experienced as a whole with the insurrection on january 6th? what do you make of the climate of america right now with these two, and now a third, incident that we're speaking of, a second on the capitol, but a third incident now, where people feel -- and are witnessing this sense of insecurity? >> and some of this, fredericka, goes back to your youngest days, your earliest days about words having consequences. rhetoric having consequences. that words can cut. and it's very clear that our rhetoric surrounding our government and in the sparring
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of politics has got anticipate ou gotten out of control. certainly the action that led up to january 6th. a former president who incited a mob, who didn't respond to a call for help as commander in chief when the congress was being taken over, his own vice president running for his life. it was all based on the big lie. and it shows you how out of control it's become. i came home after the event on january 6th, the insurrection on january 6th. i came home to michigan, and i had -- i had individuals say, we don't want to see more violence, but shouldn't we look into what actually happened with our election? it could lead to more violence. violence is never acceptable. martin luther king lost his life 53 years ago today. think of the words and the way he preached to achieve his
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mission of civil rights, of equality, of economic equality along with racial equality. it was through peace, even though stones and fists were being thrown at him and the individual with the great john lewis, who marched alongside him. so we are at a moment of reckoning. we are in a new moment of history, and i am in part in congress to show there is another way to achieve our political purpose here, which is through dialogue, through regular order and through disavowing racism, hatred, bigotry wherever it rears its head because it leads to violence, it leads to lives lost and we're sick of it. i can go on, fredericka, because we all know what this is also leading up to, which is that we need to pass common sense gun safety legislation in the united states of america. you have bipartisan legislation
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that we passed through the house to ensure that like what we are seeing with these shootings in this country too, it's all related. i just have constituents, fredericka, who are reaching out to me and they're saying, they're sick and tired of the fine lines. they want us to come together. some of it is politically motivated and some of it is isolated incidents where we have to turn the pages of america and renew the laws to ensure our safety. >> congresswoman haley stevens, thank you so much. i appreciate your time. and we're continuing to monitor the news conference out of georgia involving the governor brian kemp after major league baseball pulled its all-star game from the state over the new voting law. we'll have the latest coming up >> also up next, as covid-19 vaccines ramp up, there are some alarming signs of cases are surging in parts of the country. what's driving those surges? ♪ na na na na...
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as the cdc urges americans to avoid travel, the tsa is reporting a new pandemic high for air passengers. nearly 1.6 million people passed through airports yesterday heading into the easter holiday weekend. more people have been flying lately in general. yesterday was the 23rd straight day that more than a million americans got on a plane. meanwhile, experts are worried about spikes in a number of states including new york, new jersey and michigan. polo sandoval has more. >> reporter: first the promising news, the total number of people who have been administered at least one dose of the covid-19 exceeded 100 million yesterday, and shots are going into arms at a seven-day average rate of about 3 million a day, touts the white house. the cdc is also out with much-anticipated guidance announcing the roughly 18% of americans that are fully vaccinated should feel safe while traveling, eliminating some testing in quarantine
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recommendations. the cdc also issued guidance saying it's safe for vaccinated people to gather indoors this easter. the rest are still advised to keep celebrations outside and within the household. but with more than three-quarters of the country not fully protected by a vaccine, cdc director walensky is still advising against travel. >> while we believe fully vaccinated people can travel, cdc is not recommending travel at this time due to the rising number of cases. >> reporter: and that's what worries health officials, especially with the increasing viral variants. this week confirming their first patient with the mutated virus from brazil. it's the dreaded b.1.1.7 that has michigan hospitals dealing with a patient spike. >> we haven't abandoned our protocols but we have a higher proportion of variants. that is people are getting tired, fatigue and variants and
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more travel on. that's some of what the story is for sure. >> reporter: that's michigan's governor, who says in her state, young people are among those fueling michigan's latest surge. this infectious disease expert agrees. >> the majority of people going to hospitals, not just getting infected, going to hospitals are under 60 and many of them are between 30 and 20. so this is not what was happening before. it's a different virus, more transmissible, more lethal and more dangerous to the young. >> reporter: michigan, joined by new jersey and new york, are on the list of states with the highest covid infection rate per capita, kansas, california and arkansas the lowest between the race between vaccines and variants picks up speed. back out to michigan where the attention is not just on vaccination efforts but once again, a massive testing effort here as governor whitmer is calling on residents who have been traveling to get tested before and after their trips, especially with spring break, fred, especially with it being a holiday weekend as well. in fact, she's deployed dozens
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of pop-up covid testing sites in place until april hoping people will use those. >> palo olo sandoval, thank youy much. and coming up -- hearing the damning testimony from the top homicide detective about derek chauvin kneeling on george floyd's neck. is scientifically proven to break down waste. maintain your septic tank with rid-x.
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witnesses describe feeling as they watch george floyd lie under the knee of former minneapolis police officer before his death ten months ago. the first week of testimony of ex-cop derek chauvin's murder trial coming to a close after five days of emotional and potentially damaging witness accounts. cnn's josh campbell joins me now from minneapolis. so, josh, what's stood out to you in this first week of trial? >> yeah, fred, it was a gripping first week of testimony here. we heard from several key witnesses from the prosecution, including george floyd's girlfriend, who really talked about him as a person. we've talked so much about george floyd as a victim but she told his story and really humanized him for the jury. we also heard from two damning witnesses for the defense. prosecutors called two senior officers with the minneapolis police department who raised serious questions about it being somehow policy whenever derek chauvin kept his knee on george
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floyd's neck. the family of george floyd, kneeling in protest monday, just hours before testimony would begin in the trial of derek chauvin. the former police officer accused of murdering their loved one. prosecutors opened with a video that sparked a worldwide movement, capturing chauvin kneeling on floyd's neck, which they say killed him. >> you can believe your eyes that it's a homicide. it's murder. >> reporter: chauvin's attorney argued the video doesn't tell the whole story, that floyd died of an underlying heart condition and -- >> the ingestion of methamphetamine and fentanyl and adrenaline flowing through his body. >> reporter: new video from the scene and emotional testimony seemed to drive the prosecution's case. like from charles mcmilian, the man heard on body camera video pleading with floyd to give in to police. >> you're helpless.
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i don't have a moment to understand him. >> reporter: also heard for the first time since the beginning of the trial, chauvin himself on police body camera footage as he defends his treatment of floyd to macmillan. >> trying to close this guy because he's a sizable guy. looks like he's probably on something. >> reporter: arguably the strongest testimony from the prosecution came from members of the minneapolis police department. sergeant david ploeger, now retired, was a supervisor officer on duty. he was asked if chauvin followed police protocol. >> do you have an opinion as to when the restraint of mr. floyd should have ended in this encounter? >> yes. >> and what is it? >> when mr. floyd was no longer offering up any resist aeps to the officers, they could have ended their restraint. >> and that was after he was handcuffed and on the ground and no longer resistant? >> correct. >> reporter: the jury also heard from 35-year police veteran
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richard zimmerman, who testified it was totally unnecessary for chauvin to kneel on floyd's neck after he was handcuffed, calling it deadly force. >> once you handcuff somebody, does that affect the amount of force you should consider using? >> absolutely. how so? >> once a person is cuffed, the threat level goes down. >> reporter: chauvin's attorney attempted to undermine zimmerman's credibility, arguing zimmerman is a detective, not a patrol officer. >> it would not be within your normal role or job duties to do such a use of force analysis, right? >> that's correct. >> reporter: during the week of testimony, a common emotion emerged from some of the eyewitnesses. remorse. christopher martin was a cashier who expected floyd handed him a fake $20 bill, the interaction that initiated the police response. the teenager was asked what he now feels about the encounter. >> disbelief and guilt.
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>> why guilt? >> if i would have just not took the bill, this could have been avoided. >> reporter: now people have been wondering what it's like inside that courtroom. i was in the courtroom for part of the trial this week, sitting actually behind chauvin. he remains still throughout most of the testimony talking notes frequently. it was interesting, fred, whenever his audio and video from police body camera footage was played in that courtroom, he started fidgeting, his feet were shaking. he looked away from the screen at one point. for their part, this jury has been very focused with raft attention, taking copious notes, paying attention to the exhibits and witnesses, aware no doubt the gravity of this case and decision that will ultimately await them in the trial being watched around the world. fred? >> josh, have you seen whether the jurors in any way elicited any emotion? >> some of them have indeed. it's a mixed group. some are very focused, taking
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notes. there have been others, especially once some of the dramatic footage was played of george floyd in the ambulance and outside interacting with officers, you saw some of the jurors actually covering their faces with their mouths, just that sense of agony that i think all of us feel whenever we see that, so you see it's very serious jury. they're taking their role very seriously, but they're also human being as evidence by some of their reactions to some of the gripping testimony. >> josh campbell, thank you so much. and we'll be right back. lifo our subaru forester. (dad) it's good to be back. (mom) it sure is. (mom vo) over the years, we trusted it to carry and protect the things that were most important to us. (mom) good boy. (mom vo) we always knew we had a lot of life ahead of us. (mom) remember this? (mom vo) that's why we chose a car that we knew would be there for us through it all. (male vo) welcome to the subaru forester. the longest-lasting, most trusted forester ever.
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new evidence is emerging about last night's attack outside the capitol attack that left one soldier dead and another injured. the perpetrator is 25-year-old noah green, not known to authorities before but his
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facebook posts show pictures of paranoia and distaste for the u.s. government. cnn's shimon prokupecz is looking into this for us. what more are you learning about have the investigation stands on him? >> certainly investigators are looking at mental illness from the attacker, what role that played in this attack, from speaking to his friends to his family. they're learning that he did suffer from some kind of mental illness and they're evaluating that factor. when you look at the social media postings from the attacker, this is something the fbi has been looking at, you see a person who is very, very troubled in some of the thinking. one of the things he was concerned about was mind control, whether or not someone was controlling his mind. he also talked about having issues with the fbi, suffering some kind of affliction with the fbi and the cia, and just overall the u.s. government. so this is something the fbi is certainly taking a look at, something they are very
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concerned about and they're looking, fred, whether or not this was a leading factor in what led up to this attack. >> shimon prokupecz, thank you so much in d.c. appreciate that. so for more on all of this, let's turn to cnn law enforcement analyst and former secret service agent jonathan wackerio. good to see you. it sound like police have social media posts to sift through. how insightful can that be to investigators trying to determine why this happened? >> good afternoon, fred. listen, this is the challenge for law enforcement right now in answering that question why. one, because we don't have a suspect. the suspect is dead. we can't question them. we can't actually observe them and fully understand what those triggers were that led to this violent act. what we do know is right now investigators are saying there's really no nexus to terrorism. but what other influences can be
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identified? what investigators are doing are looking at his friends, his family, and taking a much deeper dive than what we're looking at at the surface level in social media. if somebody has mental illness as reported, how much did social media influence and the digital media influence that thinking and askew it that could have led to this incident? so, listen, reports of mental illness and struggles with paranoia and delusion leading to violence is commonplace. law enforcement faces that every single day. the challenge in this case is understanding with this individual what was it that led them to not only ram the vehicle into a barrier but actually go after uniformed law enforcement officers so violently? >> yes. and there have been criticism surrounding the decision to keep barricades around the capitol in place after the insurrection in january. do you believe this latest attack could make those security
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measures permanent, a permanent fixture there? >> what we saw yesterday with this incident, that barrier was permanent. that was installed a long time ago and it's actually commonplace throughout washington, d.c. at critical locations. why? because when they were placed -- installed, the threat was from high-speed avenues of approach for vehicles ramming into the capitol building. we need to take that approach and methodology and apply it to the new threat environment that we are dealing with ever since january 6th. so there does have to be an increase of perimeter security, additional personnel in technology to match the threat environment we're operating in today. we don't have to overindex and go to the high fencing and razor wire that we saw in the immediate aftermath of january 6th. >> that's what i'm talking about, the barriers that pop up out of the ground, those have been there for a very long time,
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but when you talk about the measures, the fences that were put in place after january, there have been those who argue that it removes, you know, from the people's place, the people's house of the capitol and this barrier doesn't make it appear as friendly to the public by keeping them in place. but clearly the u.s. capitol, it has been established that it is an ongoing target and there are others who argue that something, other barriers have to stay in place. where are you on that? >> listen, fred, there's another house in washington, d.c. and that's the white house. we have a fence around it and we have gates and we have guards and a clear line of demarcation of where the property begins and ends in a security structure. we do that while allowing tens of thousands of visitors into the white house every single year, combined with dignitaries and senior leaders of the government. so the model can be built for
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the capitol. it's just does everyone have the will to understand what this new threat environment is, and then apply the new security measures that we have to? again, this is about balance. balance to security against the access to the capitol. >> jonathan wackrow, always good to see you. thank you so much. >> and this quick programming note, the new cnn original series "the people versus the klan" tells the true story of beulah may donald, a black mother who took down the ku klux klan after the brutal lynching of her son michael. don't miss this powerful new series, "the people versus the klan," premiering with back-to-back episodes sunday april 11th, 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific here on cnn.
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then why did mlb move the all-star game yesterday? because joe biden and stacey abrams have spent days lying to georgians and the american people. >> the decision is also being met with support from voting rights groups and some democrats who believe the new voter laws are voter suppression. last hour i spoke with atlanta mayor keisha lance bottoms about the decision to move the all-star game out of georgia. she does worry that this will be just the first of many hits the state could suffer economically unless the law is changed. >> well, i can't say that i like it but i have tried to understand it and it's probably the first of many boycotts of our state to come. and the consequences of this bill are significant. the metro atlanta area is home to nearly 30 fortune 500
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companies. we have a very large tourism industry in our state, and just as the legislators and the governor made the decision -- legislators and the governor made the decision to go forward with this bill, people are making decisions not to come to our state, and it is going to impact millions of georgians s. employment, small businesses and corporations and it's very unfortunate. >> let me bring in now cnn sports analyst christine brennan. christine, so good to see you. let's talk about this decision that mlb has made moving the all-star game out of atlanta. how big of a deal is this for mlb to do this? >> it's a very big deal, fredericka. once again sports takes us to national conversations we should be having. there's no doubt about it, right, this is a national conversation. whatever side of the issue you're on, you're talking about it, you're thinking about it. that's a good thing. i think that's what mlb did.
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obviously, it was also a business decision. and we hear so much about cancel culture these days, and somebody disagrees with somebody so they just cancel it. well, it was a business decision. major league baseball surprised many of us, surprised me in making this decision because they haven't been as quick as the nba or wnba, even the nfl moving the super bowl out of arizona after it voted against martin luther king day as a holiday back in the 1990s. mlb has been slow, mlb has been slow on its mark on this and they picked up the face. clearly, this was important to them and they did it for a reason and business decisions are also part of the equation here. clearly corporations are making their voices heard. now sports teams are making their voices heard. no surprise the voter suppression law is not popular around the country and they made a decision that was the right decision to make, in my opinion, but also a smaurt move for thei fan base and future fan base in
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particular. >> it's really become far more acceptable, it's not expected, right, for people in the sports arena to use their platforms on social and political issues and we saw it with the nba and charlotte as well in protests over that state's controversial transgender bathroom law. you remind us of the nfl and arizona. so has the economic of sports franchises grown? >> in both of those cases, there was a resolution and sports helped make that decision. arizona back in the earl iy '90 and the nba moving its all-star game and bringing it right back to charlotte, after some laws, bathroom laws so to speak, were changed. it used to be they had to hold a press conference. they had to go through people like us to tell the story. of course, that's good for journalists to be able to do that and we're still here doing it but now they have voices with
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platforms, social media, in a way we saw with women's basketball a couple weeks ago, inequities in the nba, lebron james, tina williams. they have voices and use them and reach people directly. i think no bigger example other than this, also in georgia, was the wnba players who played for kelly loeffler, who went against her and supported raphael warnock and warnock basically, yet wnba players elected a senator to the u.s. senate. again, an extraordinary statement and wonderful part of history. it will be looked at going back now, fred, certainly in the future, we will look back at moments like this and how big of a deal sports is transcending and moving into our culture. >> it is. you're in augusta, where the women's amateur golf tournament is now being played and where the masters will tee off next week. so the pga is planning to keep the tour in georgia. what kind of pressure is the pga getting from golfers or anyone else about where it stands with
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doing business in georgia? >> golf has not exactly been a model of diversity and inclusion. it's a white man's sport. even with women, augusta national only allowed women members here just nine years ago. golf history is not a good one. but i plan to ask some of these golfers today and certainly the men next week these exact questions. there's no chance of the masters moving out of augusta, georgia, right now. clearly, the masters is about to be played. but these are questions i have to ask because they're affecting georgia and they can shut out the world for a while. they can try to have their oasis here of basically white privileged men and something i've covered for years, fred, and now the world is crashing in on them and it will be discussed here as well. >> wow. christine brennan, thank you so much. thank you for bringing it all to us. we look forward to your additional reporting in augusta as the masters get ready to tee off. appreciate it.
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>> thank you, fred. amid a surge in migrants crossing the u.s./mexico border, cnn learned the biden administration has ramped up an ad campaign to discourage people from making the journey here. we will bring you the details next.
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number of unaccompanied minors. more than 18,000 children. these new numbers come as this shocking video shows toddlers being dropped over 14-foot high border fence into new mexico. border patrol agents found a 3-year-old and 5-year-old. they were sisters from ecuador, according to cbp. and cnn is learning the biden administration placed around 20,000 radio ads in latin america as part of a stepped-up campaign to discourage people from making the trip to the united states by targeting disinformation. in one, a narrator says, don't put your kids' lives at risk based on false hopes. the ads have been placed into media markets in brazil, el salvador, guatemala and honduras since january. hello, again, everyone. thank you so much for joining me.
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i'm fredricka whitfield. we begin this hour with that deadly assault at the u.s. capitol that left one police officer dead and another injured friday. investigators are now working to find out more about the suspect who rammed into a police barricade outside the capitol building, hitting those two officers. police say the suspect got out of the car, brandished a knife and he was shot and killed by police on the scene. one officer survived the attack but the other, william evans, an 18-year veteran of the capitol police and father of two died from his injuries. he's being remembered as a hero and devoted family man. right now flags at the capitol and the white house have been ordered to half-staff in officer evans' honor. let's go now to capitol hill. cnn's boris sanchez is there. still a lot of unanswered questions about this case, 24 hours later. what do we though about officer evans and the other officer hurt in the

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