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this is cnn breaking news. >> hello and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church in atlanta. ahead this hour, the federal reserve gave interest rates their biggest hike in more than two decades. but will the move help tamp down soaring inflation? >> and i'm isa soares live in ukraine. with more than 5 million ukrainians fleeing, the torn country, need for aid and assistance is becoming more and more dire. the challenges facing aid
organizations, ahead with my guest. >> welcome to the show, everyone. it's 10:00 a.m. here in ukraine. we are awaiting word on whether any more civilians have made it out of the besieged azovstal steel plant in mariupol. humanitarian corridors promised by russia are supposed to be open now to allow evacuations. we don't know yet if moscow is honoring that pledge. we have yet to hear from ukrainian officials on this. and mariupol official says that shelling, though, remains nonstop. and this is what the complex has endured over the past few days. just relentless as well as growing attacks from russian forces. civilians are trapped there, along with the city's last ukrainian defenders. and here's how ukrainian commander inside the plant describes the situation. >> for two days now, the enemy has broken into the territory of
the plant. these are heavy, bloody battles. i am proud of my soldiers who are making super human efforts to contain the enemy's onslaught. >> about 30 children were still inside that large complex. while ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy says 344 people were evacuated from mariupol and other nearby areas on wednesday. we don't know if any of them, of course, were rescued from that steel plant. meanwhile, progress is being reported on the ground in a counter-offensive in the kharkiv region where forces have taken back more territory. ukraine has now retaken the village of moldova about 13 miles from the russian border and should not be confused with moldova the country. it is the latest country to cut back under ukrainian control in
the last two weeks. meantime, ukraine says russian forces have made few advances despite the heavy bombardments. a short time ago, the ukrainian military said russians have had, quote, no success with efforts to break through the front lines in those regions over the past 24 hours hours. in the luhansk region, new drone footage shows stunning devastation in the town of popasna. the drone appears to have been used as they track ukrainian troops amid intense street fighting. cnn correspondents are across the region covering the conflict from every angle. sara sidner in kyiv, nic robertson in vienna and melissa bell in paris. first to sara sidner. >> translator: brave boys are defending this fortress, but it's really hard.
>> reporter: a grueling bloody battle as russian forces try to extinguish the last pocket of ukrainian fighters holed up in maricopa's sprawling steel plant. video from russian straightists show tanks moving in, a barrage of explosions from the air. according to a senior defense official, a couple thousand u.s. forces are still in the devastated city. russia's defense minister claims putin's forces have reliably blocked the ukrainian fighter, cornered in the plant. the ukrainian foreign minister says the plant still holds, despite the relentless russian attacks. outfront spoke to one of the ukrainian commanders inside the plant on monday. at the time he spoke about their fight. >> translator: we will be fighting as long as it is needed, despite extremely difficult conditions. >> reporter: according to the mayor of mariupol, there are still hundreds of civilians inside that plant, including 30
children. and tonight ukraine's president volodymyr zelenskyy in a private phone call was urging the u.n. secretary general to help save the lives of the people who remain in danger. and for those who have managed to escape, you can see it in their faces just how difficult it has been. little food, no water, none of life's essentials. a far cry from the way things used to be. >> translator: this one girl said you can start your life on a new page, but i don't want to. my previous pages were so clean and light. i want to go back to my pages. and i know that it's impossible. >> reporter: and while the grinding assault continues, a different story is being told in russia. a state tv host returning to the air after visiting mariupol. the man known to many as the voice of putin claims those remaining in mariupol don't want russia to leave. propaganda plain and simple.
that's sara sidner reporting then. we've gotten an update in the last few minutes from mariupol. an official from mariupol telling cnn that the attacks inside the azovstal is continuing. that's continuing overnight. nonstop shelling is what they're telling us. as of now, this is what the adviser said. if there is hell in the world, it is in azovstal. to paint a picture of what is happening, we'll stay on top of this story. now the number of ukrainians claim the fighting is rising by the day. the u.n. says more than 5.6 million people have left ukraine since the war began. almost million others are in the country, many of them in dire need, as you can see there. that's where my next guest comes in. the project director for move ukraine, working to build homes for the internally displaced. he is here with me in lviv. john, great to have you on the show. thank you so much for coming in. let's talk about what you and
your teams on the ground, the stories of you been hearing. give us an idea where the needs need to go. >> well, first of all, the biggest need is for food. what we're seeing is from our donors that there is a marked decrease in the amount of food supplies that we're getting. >> why is that? >> because of the cost of food. the logistics is still there, but the cost of food is going through the roof. and therefore a lot of donors are finding themselves looking for other suppliers. for example, going through turkey, the canadian ukrainian foundation that has been supplying us with food packets have been going through turkey now to supply us with those food boxes for the idps. >> what i heard -- sorry, my phone just alerted me that this is a siren going off here in lviv.
warning us of course there could be missiles going over the area. this is something we have seen more of in the last 24 hours. i think yesterday i think two or three. >> yes. >> definitely becoming more frequent. this is obviously the first alert. i get it fist on my phone and then we are told obviously this is an alert for people to go into bunkers. so we'll stay on top of this and monitor the situation of course. but what i was saying was that yesterday the mayor of -- the deputy mayor of lviv was on the show, and he was saying look, what we've seen yesterday, russia's targeting supply lines, infrastructure. but he was more worried about grain and the impact that's going to have on food and the delivery of food. what do you -- what do you say to that? >> well, certainly we know that the russians have been removing about 400,000 tons of grains from ukraine to russia. russia is targeting grain
elevators in ukraine. russia is obviously mining agricultural field. all of this, this combination will result in increases in prices in grains, particularly in wheat. >> and that, using food as a method of course of war, it's incredibly important here, and something that you have talked about. >> yes. it reminds many ukrainians of the '32-'33 famine in ukraine. people know that. this is why for many, many decades, people plant their own gardens to make sure that they have enough food to eat, yes. >> in terms of what you're doing on the ground and the stories that you're hearing, give me a sense of what people are telling you. of course many have left as we outlined in that graphic. but it's seven million plus people displaced. it's a huge challenge right now in this country. >> well, this is move
ukraine.org. we realize that 7 million people need homes. and this is what we are doing today. we are rebuilding student dormitories. we are building modular homes for the idps so that they have a place to stay. and we are trying to integrate them into the communities in western ukraine. very important. we want to have happy people. we don't want to have ghettos. so it's important that we create communities for that. and that's what move ukraine.org does. >> and of course it's not just about, you know, we're seeing more people, 7.7, but we're also seeing many people coming back. there is an influx of people coming back from other countries, from poland and et cetera, those who left in the early stages telephone war. >> mothers and children that have left want to come back to their loved ones. and they also need places to
stay. some of them go back to kyiv, but a lot of them have no place to go to. and so they need houses. and this is the plea. the plea is for donations for building and rebuilding houses in safe areas of ukraine. >> great to have you on the show. thank you very much. thank you. and if you'd like to safely as well as securely of course help people who maybe need food, shelter and water, please go to cnn.com/impact. there you'll be able to find several ways that you can help. of course as you're hearing right now, rosrosie, sirens are going off here in lviv. we're seeing them more frequently. i can tell you in the last 24 hours, we have seen several sirens go off as we head into the may 9th victory day that is so crucial for putin. a lot of people really keeping a close eye on the movements in
this country. as soon as there is any more developments, we'll keep you posted, rosie. absolutely, isa. do take care there, you and your team. we'll get back to you soon. and just ahead here on "cnn newsroom," the u.s. federal reserve is taking action to bring down inflation, but how are the markets reacting? christie? >> rosemary, asian markets are trending higher, but analysts say there is pain in the pipeline. in fact, i spoke to the global strategist. he said the fed is behind the curve, and inflation will get worse. much more after the break. t migraine attacks. you u can't prevent what's going on outside, that's why qulipta™ helps what's going on inside. quliptpta™ is a pill. gets right to work t to prevent migraine attacks and keeps them away over time. qulipta™ blocks cgrp a protein believed to be a cause of migraine attacks. qulipta™ is a preventive treatment for episodic migraine. most common side effects are nausea, constipation, and tiredness. learn how abbvie can help you save on qulipta™.
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well, the u.s. federal reserve seems to be paying attention. it has issued its biggest interest rate hike in 22 years in an effort to bring down inflation. fed chair jerome powell announced the half a percentage point increase on wednesday with more rate hikes likely. powell warned the war in ukraine and covid lockdowns in china are weighing down economic activity, and it could take a while for prices to come down. >> i'd like to take this opportunity to speak directly to the american people. inflation is much too high, and we understand the hardship it is causing. and we're moving expeditiously to bring it back down. we have both the tools we need and the resolve that it will take to restore price stability on behalf of american families and businesses. >> wall street had its best day in two years.
blue chip stocks gained more than 900 points. the s&p 500 was up 3%, and the nasdaq rose 3.2%. and we are seeing positive results in the asia-pacific markets as well. you see the hang seng is pretty stable, they're pretty level. the shanghai composite up 0.68%. and the australia's s&p up nearly 1s were there. for more on this, we go to cnn's chrkristie lu stout who joins u from hong kong. markets reacted positively to the rate hike. it looks like a similar market across asia. what you seeing and what are the experts saying? >> it's really interesting because asian marks are trending higher after the u.s. federal reserve as expected hiked interest rates by half a percentage point. it's a biggest rate increase since the year 2000. the fed also signaled further tightening ahead, all in a bid to rein in in inflation, which is at its highest level since if 1980s.
overnight in the u.s., rallies on the comments by the fed chief. he said the committee is not actively considering an eastbound bigger rate hike. but when you talk to analysts, they say there will be more pain in the pipeline. they say they are concerned that the pace of tightening will pull the u.s. economy into a recession. if we bring up the numbers once again, we have a picture here in asia of how the markets are trending upwards. i should add that the markets in south korea and japan are closed. but the asx, the shanghai composite, here in hong kong, the hang seng marginally higher. we've also been monitoring u.s. futures. if we bring up that graphic for you, you'll get an idea of how u.s. markets will open, when they open, or how they'll perform when they hope just a few hours from now. as you can see, nasdaq futures down 0.4%. the dow down just over a tenth of 1%. inflation in the united states is at its highest level in 40
years, and american consumers are feeling it. they're feeling it in the price at the gas pump and the price of groceries and home prices as well. what's interesting to note is retail sales remain strong, and economists say the reason for that is because of something called revenge spending. after more than two years of the pandemic, consumers are still buying stuff that being said, when you talk to strategists, when you talk to analysts, they say there is more pain ahead, and there are real reasons to be worried. listen to this. >> i think the market is getting very, very badly wrong about what the fed said. the fact that the fed didn't do 75 when the market was maybe thinking about it shows once again the fed is behind the curve. we have supply side inflation, which is going to get worse because of what the fed just did. >> and the global economy faces two additional charges, the ever fluid war in ukraine as well as china's strict zero covid policy, which is weighing on
consumer spending in china as well as the global supply chain. rosemary? >> very sobering there. kristie lu stout bringing us the latest from hong kong, many thanks. still to come, the uk is slapping new sanctions on russian media companies. more on the entities that will be impacted by this ban. that's next. do you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy - even a term policy - for an immediaie cash payment. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we q quickly realized we needed a way to supplement our income. if you have $100,000 or more ofof lie insurance, you may qualify to sell your polilicy. don't cancl or let your policy lapse without finding out what it's worth. visit coventrydirect.com to find out if your policy qualifies. or call the number on your screen. coventry direct, redefining insurance.
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hello and welcome back to our viewers all around the world. i'm isa soares copping to you live from lviv, ukraine. an american courtroom or a battlefield in ukraine. ukrainian oligarch who is fighting extradition to the u.s. said he'd rather choose option two, it seems. he is asking the u.s. to throw out the charges against him so he can fight for his country instead. cnn's nic robertson has the story for you. >> reporter: one of ukraine's richest oligarchs is giving me a ride to his war room in his bulletproof limo. i think this is the most luxurious apartment, vehicle i've been in. do you feel safe in here? >> safe, yeah. >> reporter: dimitri furtash has
good reason to want protection. he is helping ukraine's fight back against putin, support ukrainians are very happy to have. inside his glass proofed office, security guards are just out of sight. can you show me on the map where your businesses are? before the war he tells me he employed over 100,000 people in banking, chemicals, media. suddenly your early deals came from here as well? kazakhstan. >> and controlled almost 3/4 of ukraine's fuel imports. he made his fortune buying cheap gas from former soviet states which flow to ukraine through putin's russia. and this is where all your coordination of the war effort is happening here? in his war room, it seems clear his vast wealth is being unleashed against putin's war. his new tv channel freedom is streaming on the war room wall.
>> new tanks. >> reporter: a joint venture with other ukrainian media bosses, a russian language channel to counter kremlin's anti-western propaganda. from here, firtash is repurposing his business empire, pitting it against putin. >> translator: our plants that used to produce gas equipment before today have been transformed to produce anti-tank barriers. >> reporter: he says his gas line repairmen were some of the first back into bucha, scene of so many alleged russian war crimes. >> translator: we provided our vehicles straight away and all logistical means to deliver humanitarian aid to all over ukraine. >> are you hoping the government move weapons around the country? >> we transport whatever they give us. >> reporter: but putin's war isn't firtash's only war right
now. he is facing extradition to the u.s. on international racketeering and conspiracy charges involving bribery, an eight-year battle that could be decided soon. >> only intended to organize this. >> reporter: but are they right? >> 100% no. there was no reason for that. because for me to bribe someone, i need to profit from this. i never benefitted from this. >> reporter: the charges are convoluted, allegations of bribes for indian officials to sell him cut price titanium for u.s. aircraft company. firtash believes his problems with the united states are geopolitical and began more than a decade ago when he was backing ukrainian officials purchase received as pro-putin. now both his fights are fusing into a perfect storm. he's been stuck in austria since his arrest on the u.s. charges in 2014.
>> translator: i am pretty sure that the whole affair was incorrectly assessed by the u.s. government. for some reason they have concluded that i am pro-russian, and i've always been pro ukrainian. i was trying to make a deal with the prosecutor's office so they let me go home for the period when the war is going on to defend my country. >> and they said no? >> and they said no. so i am forced to spend some of my time defending myself. >> reporter: reality is firtash knows his eight years fighting extradition here in vienna could soon be coming to an end. he could be in a u.s. court in just a matter of months. are you using the war to launder your image? >> translator: no, not exactly. what i'm seeing now is a situation where everyone needs to come to the aid of ukraine. i'll say it for the 20th time. i am a businessman. this is my job. i find ways to make money. >> reporter: hero, villain,
businessman, however history judges dmytro firtash, things do seem to be clear. it seems his country, ukraine needs him and his wealth right now. whether that it they get it, that depends on american justice. nic robertson, cnn, vienna, austria. >> fascinating piece there from our nic robertson. we'll have much more news after a very short break. you are watching cnn. if you have to pre-rinse your dishes, you could be using the wrong detergent. and you're wasting up to 20 gallons of water every time.e. let's end d this habit. skip the rinse... with finish quantum.m. its activelift technology has the power to tackle 24 hour dried on food stains- without pre-rinsing- for an unbeatable clean. together we can help save america 150 billion gallons of water in just one year. skip the rinse with finish to save our water.
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welcome back, everyone. the kremlin is calling sanctions a double-edged weapon after the european union proposed a sanctions on russia for its war in ukraine. happened about 24 hours ago. dmitry peskov says the west will, quote, pay a heavy price in trying to harm moscow. meantime, the european union may find it tricky to ban russian oil imports. the czech republic and bulgaria seeking exemption from the ban, while slovakia and hungary say they need at least a three-year transition period. here is more from hungary's prime minister. >> translator: it is not a matter of lack of political will or a question about intention or time.
this is simply a physical geographical and infrastructural reality. >> well, meantime, the uk is announcing new sanctions on russian media companies. foreign secretary liz truss says it's to prevent putin's vicious disinformation campaign. let's get more. melissa bell joins us now live from paris. good morning, melissa. we knew hungary's position, haven't we, all along. they need about 60% of its imported oil comes from russia. give us a sense where this leaves the bloc and this proposed ban. will it scupper it? >> well, it isn't just, isa, that this is the sixth and harshest set of sanctions against russia they're proposing, but the one that tests european resolve and unity most of all. any other country in the world that decided to punish itself, and you're quite right, the comments of dmitry peskov, everyone in europe is acutely
aware of the cost of specific sanctions are going to cost a great deal to european citizens and unevenly so. as they are to russia. there will be a cost on both sides. so it's important to remember that. europe's been all too aware of that. even a country that wanted to take the hit in order to inflict it on russia because of its invasion of ukraine would find it hard to possibly sell to its electorate. the problem for the european union, it is 27 countries having to decide unanimously on sanctions that will affect them unequally. and that really goes to the heart of this particular challenge for the european union. so it is hungary. it is slovakia, it is finland, bulgaria. these are all countries that rely almost exclusively, or for the great majority of their oil imports on russian oil. and the question is, beyond whether or not hungary, unlike other european countries is more reluctant perhaps to go down hard on his great ally vladimir putin, it's also that just in
terms of getting the logistics of their energy supply, their energy mix up and running, it's extremely complicated. you're not just talking about the oil itself, isa. you're talking about the infrastructure, the companies that are based on that way of organizing their oil supply. it's hugely problematic. and yet the french ministry said right now on french radio he believes the eu will decide to push ahead with the sanctions. still, though, a remarkable test of their resolve. >> indeed. indeed. we shall see what happens in the days ahead. melissa bell for news paris, thanks very much, melissa. good to see you. pope francis is warning the head of the russian orthodox church not to become, quote, putin's altar boy. the pope's strongest words yet who has endorsed the invasion of ukraine. he said president putin may have
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u.s. president joe biden is sharpening his rhetoric against the republicans ahead of the high stakes midterm elections when control of congress will be at stake. on wednesday, he went after what he called the ultra maga agenda of those who still support donald trump's make america great again movement. he said maga republicans are protecting billionaires at the expense of working class americans, and took aim at republican senator rick scott's economic plan. take a listen. >> let me tell you about this ultra maga agenda. it's extreme, as most maga things are. it will actually raise taxes on 75 million american families
over 95% of whom make less than $100,000 a year. >> mr. biden claims his administration will reduce the deficit by a record amount as opposed to trump's administration, which increased the deficit every year he was in office. well, across the u.s., anger is building over the likely loss of federal abortion rights. new demonstrations were held around the country on wednesday. supporters of a woman's right to choose are furious that the supreme court appears to be on the verge of striking down roe v. wade, the landmark law giving women the constitutional right to end their pregnancies. meanwhile, we are getting a grim warning from the head of the centers for disease control and prevention. she says more people may die without access to safe and legal abortions.
>> those who have resources will easily cross state lines and be able to do so. and those that don't may take matters into their own hands and membership not get exactly the care that they need in order to do so, and i do think that lives could be at stake in that situation. >> health clinics that perform abortions in the u.s. are often subjected to protests and harassment and sometimes even violence. cnn's gary tuchman visits a clinic in knoxville, tennessee to see how people there are coping in the wake of this supreme court bombshell. >> reporter: these two men are anti-abortion protesters, trying to convince the frightened woman behind the wheel not to drive into this women's medical clinic parking lot where she has an appointment for an abortion. the woman who walked up to the car is the codirector of the clinic, assuring the patient, who speaks little english, is safe with her. and that they will protect her while she is here. this type of confrontation at the knoxville center for reproductive health in tennessee is very common, but it's
happening at a very unusual moment in time, with the knowledge that legal abortion may be ending very soon in this state. >> i can't even find words how disturbing it is. >> reporter: koryn riveti is a nurse practitioner and one of the other directors of this clinic which provides all types of gynecological health care. >> what kind of society is it that that we force people to motherhood when they're not ready or prepared to do that, or know that they're already stretched to their limits and cannot support another child? >> reporter: under a tennessee law passed in 2019, if the u.s. supreme court overturns roe v. wade, this state will then ban abortion 30 days after the ruling is issued. exceptions will only be allowed to prevent the death of a pregnant woman or a serious injury. dr. aaron campbell is one of the physicians who performs abortions here. he is the medical director. >> i think people will pursue unsafe illegal abortions, and i think people will get sick and die. and i think their blood and deaths will be on the hands of
these lawmakers that are passing the laws. >> reporter: his father was also the medical director here for many years. >> i think he would be devastated. >> reporter: there are very few places that provide abortions in tennessee. there was another clinic just a few miles away from here. >> on new year's eve our local planned parenthood affiliate was burned down, ruled to be an arson. >> reporter: and it hasn't reopened? >> it hasn't reopened. it's not been rebuilt. >> reporter: doing this type of work has long been intimidating and often frightening for the medical professionals. many of the patients who come here for routine checkups do it partly out of support and loyalty for the clinic, lisa being one of them. and she shares the employees' emotions what the supreme court seems poised to do. >> it makes me angry. >> reporter: for now the anti-abortion protesters say they will continue to be here. >> we're not here to intimidate people. >> reporter: but you do, and you know that. >> well, if the child is outside the womb, we wouldn't be acting like this. >> reporter: and the clinic employees say they will continue to do their jobs. but they know the writing is on the wall and that perhaps there
is now not much they can do about it. what are you going to start telling your patients? >> i don't know. i don't know that any of us know. >> reporter: i just talked to one of the other co-directors of this clinic. she says she was born in 1979 which is six years after roe became the law of the land. she says she finds it incomprehensible that roe will no longer exist, and that's one of the reasons she believes she still has hope that one of the conservative justices might change his or her mind. this is gary tuchman, cnn in knoxville, tennessee. u.s. house democrat pramila jayapal is an ardent supporter of roe. she told cnn how her own experience shaped her view of
abortion rights. and says she is grateful to live in washington state where the right to choose is protected. >> i have always been a supporter of abortion rights, but when i had to go through the experience itself, it gave me a whole different perspective on the nuances and the complexities of making a decision like this, and also the incredible importance of having it be for nobody else to make except the pregnant person. because at the end of the day, we are the people that know what we're dealing with. nobody could have known the incredibly difficult situation that i had had with my first child being born just 1 pound, 14 ounces. literally she was this big, the size of a small squash. and i had so many issues for months with not even knowing if she was going to live or die. so to then have somebody else tell me that i have to have a government mandated pregnancy when i knew that i was not in a position to do that, i think all
came into sharp focus. and so now today i see so many stories, and there isn't a good story, a good abortion story or a bad abortion story. it's just the choice that women have to make about their own bodies, and nobody else should be involved in that, other than our doctors and our loved ones. >> the congresswoman went on to say outlawing abortion is way out of step with what the american people want. polls show the majority support roe v. wade. well, we are learning new details about the shocking onstage attack of comedian dave chapelle in los angeles tuesday night. the suspect is now in custody, but a motive is still unknown. cnn's nick watt has the latest. >> reporter: dave chappelle was introducing the next act. suddenly -- the comic tackled by a man who rushed the stage, wielding a knife shaped like a replica gun. >> i mean, he rammed right into him.
>> reporter: cnn's rachel crane was just a few feet away, sitting in the second row. >> one second you're laughing and the next second, honestly, i was fearing for my life, because i thought that perhaps this man had a bomb in that backpack on his back. >> reporter: he did not, and chappelle was not injured, according to the lapd, quickly cracking jokes. the 23-year-old male suspect was hurt in the melee, taken to the hospital and arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. any motive remains unclear. chappelle, in his recent netflix special does note that he angers a lot of people with his comedy. does know he ainge areas lot of people with his comedy. >> now listen, women get mad at me, gay people get mad at me, lesbians get mad at me. but i'm going to tell you right now, this is true, these transgenders, these [ bleep ] want me dead. >> reporter: this assault took place just about a mile away from another recent on-stage attack on a comedian.
the infamous oscars slap. last night, chris rock was also performing, soon by chappelle's side, making reference, cutting the tension. >> was that will smith? >> reporter: so, still unclear why this happened and maybe more importantly, how this happened. >> it felt like an eternity before the security got there and, you know, intervened. in actuality, i'm sure it was just a few seconds, but it was a very charged moment and everybody -- there were gasps, screams. >> reporter: also still unclear, how this suspect could have gotten a knife into the hollywood bowl through past the metal detection, particularly with so many high profile performers and guests in attendance. also ironic that earlier in his set, chappelle was joking about having to increase security at his home after somebody was hanging around on the street and shouting at him.
a spokesperson for dave chappelle tells cnn that he, quote, refuses to let this overshadow the magic of his shows here at the bowl. nick watt, cnn, hollywood. it has been nearly a week into the search for an alabama correctional officer and the inmate she's accused of helping escape from jail. officer vicky white and inmate casey white were last seen leaving a detention facility last friday. the two are not related. now the lauderdale county sheriff is urging the correctional officer to turn herself in. a warrant was issued for vicky white's arrest on charges of permitting or facilitating escape in the first degree. and thank you so much for spending part of your day with me. i'm rosemary church. our breaking news coverage of the war in ukraine continues next. do stay with cnn.
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