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CNN 10 - September 20, 2018

CNN 10

North Korea and South Korea Hold Three Day Summit in Pyongyang; President Donald Trump Visits North Carolina and South Carolina after Historic Flooding from Hurricane Florence; FDA is Taking Stand on E- Cigarettes and Their Effect on Teenagers; D.J. Music at the Historic Site Stonehenge

Aired September 20, 2018 - 04:00:00 ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hi. I`m Carl Azuz. It`s great to have you watching this Thursday, September 20th. First story today on CNN 10, a meeting of two very different leaders of two very different governments, from two very different countries who share one peninsula. The leaders of North Korea and South Korea met Wednesday in the North Korean capitol of Pyongyang. It was the second day of a three day summit between them. This was also the third time these two have met this year. That`s significant because their nations have been rivals since fighting stopped in the Korean War in 1953 and it wasn`t until the year 2000 that their leaders even met face to face for the first time.

Quote, "The era of no war has started." The words of South Korean President Moon Jae-in Wednesday. Quote, "The world is going to see how this divided nation is going to bring about a new future on it`s own.", the words of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Wednesday. The two sides agreed to create rail and road links between their countries, to stop military drills aimed at each other along their border and their defense officials signed a 17 page agreement that the two countries would stop all hostile acts against each other. The United States factors in here too. It`s an ally of South Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim made history when they met this summer in Singapore.

The negotiations between their countries have stalled since then. One thing that could get things moving again was North Korea`s pledge yesterday that it would close a missile test facility and possibly destroy it`s main nuclear complex. That is if the U.S. agrees to corresponding measures. It wasn`t clear what exactly those measures would be. So while there`s been some public optimism about the talks and relations between these countries, some analysts are still skeptical that they`ll all be able to work things out.

In the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina, the rainfall has finally stopped from Hurricane Florence. But rivers are still rising, the power is out for hundreds of thousands of people and those who stayed or who`ve been able to return to their homes are trying to access the damage to their houses, their farms, their animals and crops. President Trump visited the region yesterday. He met with emergency workers, first responders and residents. And he said while the hard work was just beginning, the entire American family was with the victims and ready to help them recover. The hurricane which killed at least 36 people made landfall last Friday. CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam tracked it from start to finish.

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DEREK VAN DAM, CNN METEOROLOGIST: That was the most intense wind I`ve ever felt in my life.

Can you guys see some of the outer rain bands here? All right. So, that is - - that is Florence. So once that reaches us here, probably in the next 10-15 minutes, that`s when things really start to - - to come into play.

Hi. Good evening or I should say good morning because it just clocked over midnight and there`s been a marked difference in the weather here in Carolina Beach in North Carolina. Just take a look at how the weather is picking up in intensity so quickly here.

This has really picked up in intensity in the past, let`s say, 30 minutes as we notice that inner eye wall. There it goes. There goes the lights.

That`s it. All right. I`m going to end this broadcast guys. I need to get inside. I`ll speak to you guys soon. Hopefully when the eye wall passes.

Guys, this is about as strong as a storm as I`ve ever felt. So, come along. Don`t know how long this is going to last. All right guys.

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All right guys. Oh my goodness. That was intense. There`s birds up there you guys. Birds are flying around. Seriously. Wow. I am in the eye of Hurricane Florence. Look at this. Everything has gone completely - - completely calm. Unreal. You guys literally, I can`t tell you - - five minutes ago I was experiencing the absolute strongest winds I have ever felt in my life.

What is now Tropical Storm Florence is a slow moving storm system and it is really taking it`s time pulling away from us. It`s going to continue to batter us with this strong, strong weather for the next 36 hours.

You guys see those cars over there, completely submerged. In Ogden, North Carolina navigating some of the roadways across this area very difficult, virtually impossible and here`s an example of a woman who unfortunately turned too wide, fell into a culvert and her car got completely submerged in the water.

The ones who decided to stick around. The people that decided to ride out the storm. Now they`ve got the long term flooding effects of this particular Tropical Depression Florence.

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CARL AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 helped give rise to what U.S. government agency? The EPA, the USDA, the FHA or the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration or FDA has roots in the 1906 law.

The FDA is taking the Youtube, Facebook, Spotify and at least 10,000 high school bathrooms with posters that raise awareness about e-cigarettes, electronic cigarettes. The FDA says that more than 2 million middle and high school students used them last year. The U.S. government has found that e-cigarettes contain fewer toxic chemicals than smoke from regular cigarettes and many adult smokers have turned to vaping to help them quit smoking. But the government says vaping is still dangerous especially for young people. A study in the Journal Pediatrics found five toxins that cause cancer in the bodies of 16 year olds who inhaled e-cigarette vapor.

So the FDA`s targeting more than 10 million American teenagers with an anti-vaping campaign. Some addiction analysts call the campaign a step in the right direction. Others say the FDA waited too long and needs to target kids who are younger than 12. A vaporizer company executive says he agrees that e-cigarettes shouldn`t be for young people but critics say flavors like cotton candy and sour gummy worms tempt kids to start vaping.

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DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: The kids that I talk to believe that there`s nothing in there that`s dangerous. They don`t think there`s anything more than water. It`s not water, it`s called the e-liquid and when heated by the coil it changes to an aerosol. Columbia University researchers using this machine found the vapor has toxic metals like chromium, nickel, zinc and lead and as we know, there`s no safe level of lead. With very little regulation, people are not fully aware of what they`re consuming. I sat down with the FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and asked him about this e-cig phenomenon.

SCOTT GOTTLIEB, FDA COMMISSIONER: Youth use is deeply concerning to me. We`re going to be taking some enforcement actions very soon to target companies that we think are marketing products in ways that they`re deliberately appealing to kids. I`m going to be having conversations with some of these companies trying to inspire them if I can to take more corrective actions on their own.

GUPTA: Don`t forget, nicotine is one of the most addictive substances out there. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, reporting.

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CARL AZUZ: Historians don`t know who built Stonehenge or why Britain`s pre-historic circle monument was built. But we`re pretty sure that whoever did build it never envisioned this. It`s a Stonehenge D.J. Dance Party. The first time the monument`s ever been used for this. There are sound restrictions at the historic site so guests had to wear headphones to actually hear the music. Sales from the album that were recorded are slated to protect and preserve Stonehenge. And that`s music to historian`s ears. Does the album rock like the monument? Will it make history? Does it`s success "henge" on the site where it was recorded? We asked the D.J. but he was "stonefaced". At least that brings today`s edition of CNN 10 full circle. I`m Carl Azuz.

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