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Israel Targets Hamas over Murder of Kidnapped Teens; Additional 200 U.S. Troops Were Sent to Baghdad; Serena Williams Went Home in Tears; Fake Beauty Products That Can Kill; USA Eliminated from World Cup
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DON LEMON, CNN ANCHOR: Next, violence escalating in the Middle East as Israel and Hamas trade threats.
Plus, a storm warning in place heading into the holiday weekend. Will we see this year's first hurricane before the weekend's over?
And the truth about counterfeit beauty aids. A medical professional tells us which types of products could potentially kill you.
Let's go OUTFRONT.
Good evening, everyone, I'm Don Lemon in for Erin Burnett.
OUTFRONT tonight, escalating violence in the Middle East. Israel and Hamas trading threats and warnings after Israel says Hamas is responsible for the murder of three Israeli teens. Thousands of Israelis gathered today to mourn those teens, kidnapped two weeks ago on their way home from school in the West Bank. And overnight, Israel stepped up its strikes against Hamas sites in Gaza, hitting 34 targets. Those strikes in response to the 18 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza since Sunday.
CNN's Ben Wedeman is in Jerusalem for us tonight following all the developments.
So, Ben, Israel says Hamas is responsible. Hamas denies it. Another group is claiming responsibility. What's going on here?
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, yes, we heard the Israeli prime minister today say that Hamas is responsible, Hamas will pay, and Hamas will continue to pay. But we saw this statement which was published by the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency which came from the group -- a group called Ansar as-Dawla al- Islamiya, which means the supporters of the Islamic state, who said they were behind the kidnapping and the killing of those three Israeli teenagers. They also added that they would, quote, "slaughter the Palestinian Authority."
Now this is a new group. Nobody has seen. And it's important to point out that a variety of fairly obscure groups have claimed responsibility prior for the kidnapping. But as far as we can tell, it's really difficult to verify the claims made by this group -- Don. LEMON: Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, of course, has
been in a security cabinet meeting now for over three hours. What are Israel's options right now?
WEDEMAN: Well, at this point it's almost four hours. This is the second lengthy security cabinet meeting that the government has had since the discovery of those three bodies. Now at this point, what we did hear from the prime minister is that they're going to follow sort of three different lines of action.
They're going to do everything they can to capture the perpetrators of this kidnapping, the kidnappings and the murders. They're going to crack down on Hamas in the West Bank. And he also said they're going to, quote, unquote, "operate against Hamas in the Gaza Strip."
Now there are some within the Israeli government who are calling for a massive operation against Gaza, but the Israelis have done massive operations against Gaza in the past. 2008, 2009 as well as in November 2012. And they were unable to really significantly weaken Hamas, and there's some within the government who are saying this may not work either -- this time either. So they really have fairly limited options unless they're going to go all out against Hamas and Gaza, and there are many Israelis who question whether that will achieve anything -- Don.
LEMON: Ben Wedeman in Jerusalem, thank you, Ben.
Joining me now is Israel's ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer.
Thank you for joining us, sir.
RON DERMER, ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO U.S.: Thank you for having me on your show.
LEMON: All right. So first off, Hamas denies it was behind the killings. A little known terror group is claiming responsibility. The Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that Hamas is responsible. Are you 100 percent certain, though?
DERMER: Yes, we are certain that members of Hamas from the Hebron area committed this heinous act. The fact that the organization in Gaza or their headquarters abroad has not taken credit for it or responsibility is a separate matter, but we know who did it, and we will spare no effort in order to bring them to justice.
LEMON: How do you know?
DERMER: Because we know. We have clear evidence of it. The prime minister of Israel doesn't make such a statement without evidence. Believe me. We are a serious country and a responsible country. We know exactly what is there. Pictures were -- two of the people who perpetrated this crime, their pictures were published already. They are on the run, but eventually we'll get them.
LEMON: OK. So President Obama's press secretary was asked about this today. Here's what he said.
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JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: The fact is we're still seeking details about who precisely is responsible for this terrible terroristic act.
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LEMON: The reason I'm pressing is because the U.S. doesn't sound sure, but Israel has named two suspects, destroyed their homes overnight. So how can you be so sure? You say you have evidence, but you're not saying exactly what the evidence is.
DERMER: Well, when all the truth comes out, you will be as sure as I am.
LEMON: OK. Let's move on and talk about Alan Elsner of the nonprofit J Street. It's a group that favors a two-state solution for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. He writes in a CNN.com op-ed today, he said, "If Israel undertakes targeted measures designed to punish those responsible for this terrible crime, the world will be with it. If it turns its understandable anger into a general offensive, we could be in for a sustained period of violence, claiming the lives of more innocent people."
How do you stop this deadly back-and-forth, sir, where innocent civilians get caught in the crossfire?
DERMER: Well, there's a big difference between us and the terrorists, and we should never lose sight of that difference. They deliberately target our civilians in the same way they deliberately targeted these three teenagers, and they killed them, kidnapped and executed them.
What we do is we take action against terrorists. Unfortunately, we're facing terrorists who both fire at our civilians. They fire rockets at our civilians, hundreds, sometimes thousands of rockets at our civilians, and they hide behind civilians. They use them as human shields. So unfortunately, there are sometimes when Israel acting in legitimate self-defense takes action that harms Palestinian civilians, but we don't intend to harm them. We try to keep them out of harm's way.
That's a big difference between us and the terrorists.
LEMON: OK --
DERMER: We should never forget that.
LEMON: If you're saying deliberate -- deliberate and accidental, it's still people who are -- there are lives being lost and people being hurt, even if it's deliberate or accidental.
DERMER: But it makes all the moral difference in the world. The deliberate targeting of civilians is an act of terrorism. When you go after innocents, women and children, noncombatants, then you are committing an act of terrorism.
When a country defending itself against terrorism has to root out the terrorists who sometimes, as I said, in the case of Hamas, hide in civilian areas, a lot of times you unfortunately harm civilians. But you're not trying to do it. In fact, you're going out of your way to avoid civilian casualties. That's what separates us from the terrorists.
LEMON: I want -- I want to get your response to this statement from a Hamas spokesman today, warned Netanyahu that if he, quote, "brings a war on Gaza the gates of hell will open to him."
I mean, how far is Israel prepared to see this conflict escalate? A full-scale war?
DERMER: Look, we have a very serious and responsible leadership in Prime Minister Netanyahu. We have a serious leadership in Jerusalem. They will make the decisions they have to in order to protect our civilians.
I can tell you, as somebody born and raised in this country, if American cities were being rocketed, the actions that the American people would demand that their government take to keep their civilians, American civilians, out of harm's way would be much more severe than the actions that Israel has taken.
LEMON: Even if that means full-scale war?
DERMER: I didn't say that. That's a decision that the people in Jerusalem, the decision-makers in Jerusalem who are meeting right now as we speak in the security cabinet will make the decisions they have to in order to protect the country.
LEMON: Ambassador Dermer, thank you very much.
DERMER: Thank you.
LEMON: A little bit more on this. Fran Townsend, CNN's national security analyst, and she joins us now.
So he says evidence without saying what it is. Do you believe they have evidence?
FRANCES FRAGOS TOWNSEND, CNN NATIONAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTOR: Yes. Look, you've got Shin Bet and Mossad. Shin Bet is their version of the FBI, Mossad is their version of the CIA. Two very capable services, extensive sort of human intelligence networks and sources, extensive signals intelligence. So look, you've got to believe that they've got hard intelligence pointing to the fact that it's Hamas. And in fact, the two guys whose homes they razed this morning.
And so -- but the problem here, Don, is if you've got that, as opposed to just sort of making the broad statement that you have evidence.
TOWNSEND: Wouldn't you feel more confident if he said we have signals and intelligent sources --
LEMON: That's why I kept asking --
LEMON: You don't -- yes.
TOWNSEND: So give us some idea even if you don't give us the specifics.
LEMON: Yes. What should Israel do now, Fran?
TOWNSEND: You know, I think Israel is doing exactly what Hamas expected them to do. Look, Hamas hid these bodies. Because they knew there'd be retaliation when the Israelis found them. The Israelis have done exactly that. There's a -- there is the expected saber- rattling back and forth between Hamas now and the Netanyahu government.
But I have to agree with the ambassador. If three American teenagers were pulled off an American street just randomly and murdered, there would be a call for justice here. And you would expect that our government would react to that to send a message, don't do that again without expecting a retaliation.
LEMON: There is another group claiming responsibility, a smaller group here. Dermer says so, again, he's adamant that Hamas is to blame, so what's going on here?
TOWNSEND: You know, you often see these -- sometimes it's a splinter group. Sometimes it's actually Hamas or other large group affiliate looking to divert attention from Hamas. We don't really even know that such a group exists. Nobody's ever heard of it before. Oftentimes they'll issue these statements sort of to put it in the mix and create confusion.
LEMON: Fran Townsend, always a pleasure. Thank you very much.
TOWNSEND: Great to be here. Thanks.
LEMON: OUTFRONT next, is this mission creep? The Pentagon finally explains why so many Americans more than President Obama, said were sent to advise on the Iraqi crisis.
Plus, America's fascination with youth. One of America's most popular plastic surgeons tells us which black market beauty aids could seriously harm us or worse.
And the year's first tropical storm forms off the East Coast. Will a hurricane ruin holiday plans for millions of Americans?
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Meantime, U.S. officials are trying to quiet fears of mission creep in Iraq after yesterday's announcement that even more U.S. troops are headed there. Pentagon officials explained today the increase in troops is not what many might think.
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REAR ADMIRAL JOHN KIRBY, PENTAGON PRESS SECRETARY: There's no mission creep. The missions haven't changed.
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LEMON: Chaos and turmoil in Iraq continue. A heated exchange between elected officials at the very first session of Iraq's new parliament. Many stormed out, never to return, thwarting plans to call for Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's replacement. This comes as the United Nations reports at least 2400 Iraqis have been killed in June. The death toll more than doubles the number of deaths from May, which is by far the deadliest month in Iraq in years.
CNN's Barbara Starr OUTFRONT tonight with the very latest on that increase in U.S. troops in Iraq.
BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The Pentagon now admitting the number of U.S. troops in Iraq could rise again depending on what President Obama decides.
Is there a grand total?
REAR ADM. JOHN KIRBY, PENTAGON PRESS SECRETARY: No. But, I mean, in terms of the grand total rank, I mean, he is the commander in-chief. He makes these decisions.
STARR: Sunni-backed militants are now at the northwestern edges of Baghdad.
KIRBY: That hasn't led up. It's difficult to tell what their intent is. STARR: Leading the U.S. to escalate its involvement for one crucial
reason, Baghdad international airport. U.S. military officials believe the airport must be protected from attack. It's the only way to evacuate thousands of Americans out of Baghdad if the embassy or the city itself comes under fire.
Hundreds of additional U.S. military personnel are going to the airport with armed helicopters and drones. If needed, they will fly overhead between the embassy and the airport looking for signs of ISIS on the move.
Northwest Baghdad where the airport is located, very much in the militants' crosshairs. It's the third escalation of U.S. force in two weeks. At the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, there have been up to 200 troops working there for the last several years. But then on June 16th, 275 additional troops were ordered to beef up security. Three days later, President Obama announced up to 300 military advisers would be sent in after several Iraqi divisions collapsed in the face of an ISIS advance.
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We're prepared to send a small number of additional American military advisers, up to 300, to assess how we can best train, advice and support Iraqi security forces going forward.
STARR: Then on Monday, 200 more troops were sent to Baghdad to provide security at the embassy, the airport and key roads. The Pentagon insists there is no mission creep. Not everyone buys that.
The issue now, of course, is Iraqi forces. If the fighting comes to Baghdad, will they stand and fight?
Barbara Starr, CNN, the Pentagon.
LEMON: Appreciate it, Barbara Starr, to help us break down what these additional troops mean for American involvement in Iraq. Our CNN military analyst Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona.
Not everybody buys that. You heard what Barbara Starr said.
LT. COL. RICK FRANCONA, CNN MILITARY ANALYST: Right.
LEMON: And you know, the Pentagon is saying it is not -- there is no mission creep. Not everybody buys that. To me, I don't want to be presumptuous. It looks like the classic definition.
FRANCONA: Yes, what we've got here is the military doing the initial assessment. And I'm assuming that the announcement that more troops are needed to secure the airport, are telling us that the initial assessment is bad. The initial advisers have looked at the Iraqi army, and they've said these people are not capable right now of securing the airport. We need to do this ourselves. And you know, the airport sits about 12 miles outside the city. It's the only way in or out if we're going to do an evacuation. Very important. LEMON: As Barbara reported, this is, I think, the third escalation of
U.S. forces in two weeks. The Pentagon acknowledged that the troop levels could rise. Do you feel that the president and the Pentagon really and the defense, I should say, department have been clear about the mission?
FRANCONA: I think they have, but I think they're seeing that the mission is much more difficult than they initially thought.
LEMON: Where have we heard that before, right?
FRANCONA: Because we're going to see, OK, well, we have to secure this objective. That's going to take another 500. Then there's another 500. And pretty soon you're in there and now you are involved in the operation.
LEMON: Let's talk about ISIS. ISIS, are you concerned at all that ISIS will get closer to Baghdad and then risk the security and capital at the airport?
FRANCONA: I don't think they're going to go into the city itself, but if you look where they've deployed, they're trying to consolidate their gains in the enclave that they've declared the Islamic state. They've moved a little bit south of the city in (INAUDIBLE). They've come to the northwest of the city. But whether they're going to actually try to go for the city now, I don't think they've got the strength to do it. And I think they're smart enough. There are some very capable military planners in ISIS. We have to acknowledge that.
Look at the logistics, how they've moved, their planning, the objectives they've gone after. They know what they're doing.
LEMON: I'm hesitant to ask you the question because you saw the video of the parliament today, right? If the parliament can get its act together, they remove Nouri al-Maliki, then what should the U.S. do?
FRANCONA: Well, then who steps in to be the Iraqi government? And now we've got this chaos evolving. And you can see the problem, Don, what's going to happen is someone needs to step in and maintain control here until we can stand up in the Iraqi government. Who is that going to be?
LEMON: That's the question. Thank you, Rick Francona.
LEMON: Appreciate it.
Still OUTFRONT tonight, one of tennis' biggest stars out at Wimbledon. What sent Serena Williams home in tears?
And Colorado's pot rush. Hundreds of people set to open edible marijuana shops. Are there some hidden dangers that we're ignoring?
(COMMERCIAL BREAK) LEMON: (INAUDIBLE) and take a look at this. This is a scary scene at Wimbledon. And Serena Williams was forced to quit her doubles match after appearing disoriented on the court. Look at her. The top- ranked women's tennis player struggled to even pick the ball up off the ground. She left the court in tears. And Wimbledon organizers say that the star is suffering from a viral illness.
In a statement Serena says in part, I am heartbroken. I'm not able to continue in the tournament. I thought I could rally this morning because I really wanted to compete. But this bug just got the best of me.
Rachel Nichols, the host of CNN's "UNGUARDED WITH RACHEL NICHOLS" joins me right now.
I was reading slowly because I wanted you to see the video. I watched it. You know, it's odd to see that. What happened?
RACHEL NICHOLS, CNN ANCHOR, UNGUARDED WITH RACHEL NICHOLS: Yes, absolutely bizarre. I mean, you are talking about the number one tennis player in the world and someone who really, over the past decade and a half, we associate with strength, right? And she can barely get the ball over the net. You see her missing the ball there.
And what was so strange, I mean, I have been to so many grand slams. I've seen players struggle with dehydration. I've seen them struggle with cramps. This is the first time I have ever seen a player who literally couldn't place the ball at times. It was almost as if she was seeing double there. And that's just so odd.
But she says that she's been fighting this bug. You know, she was knocked out of the singles a few days ago. We don't know whether she was starting to get sick then and that was her surprise exit. We don't know whether being upset about that is part of what got her in this kind of shape today. We just have no idea. It's just strange.
LEMON: Yes. I mean, that doesn't look like a case of nerves or being upset there. That looks like something is wrong. So she failed, as you said, to advance and what deep into any of this year's three tennis majors.
NICHOLS: So far.
LEMON: She suffered several injuries. Didn't she have a lung infection or a clot on her lung?
NICHOLS: Yes. A few years ago she had a pulmonary embolism. And it actually, the blood clots went -- made their way to her lungs. Really, they said a couple hours difference of her getting to the hospital, she would have died. So really she has struggled through a lot. She took almost a year off from tennis at that point. And really, there was an idea of hey, maybe at that point she should just retire. She was 30 years old then. A lot of people thought hey, Serena, you've done enough in the game. Instead she decided she was going to work her way back. It took her a year, and she worked her way back to that number one ranking. She's 32 now. There are people who say haven't done as well in the
majors again this year. Maybe it's time to let go. Her sister, Venus, said something interesting the other day. She said I think we try to push people into retirement too early in this sport. And at the end of that statement, you were reading earlier, Don, she was talking about hey, I'll see you back at Wimbledon next year. So that gives us a hint of her plans.
LEMON: I was wondering about her career, but you said she could have died obviously from the blood clot. But I mean, like how is all of this likely to affect her career?
NICHOLS: Well, I mean, you know, look. Obviously, this is a blip, if it really is just from sickness. If she woke up sick this week, we've all had a viral infection as they termed it from the Wimbledon officials. We've been knocked, right, knocked on our backs and, you know, been bundled up with a blanket and the chicken soup and then we're better in a week or two. So that's, in fact, what this is, then she should be fine for the rest of the year and continue on. Of course, we know the big U.S. open here in New York at the ends of the summer, if this turns out to be more serious, and she has had more serious issues, then we'll find out what that is and we will go from there.
LEMON: It's awful, though, when it's Wimbledon, and you can't, you know. You try to rally for something like that. But guess what? That's the most attention Wimbledon has gotten over the world cup.
NICHOLS: Ever on the world cup. We'll see what happens from here on out.
LEMON: We wish her well, though.
Thank you, Rachel Nichols. Appreciate it.
Still to come, the first tropical storm of the year forms off the east coast. Will it be a hurricane for the holiday weekend?
Plus, counterfeit beauty products with deadly consequences. The millions of Americans who use beauty aids every year. You need to watch this segment.
LEMON: The first tropical storm of the 2014 season is here. And it is threatening to ruin July 4th celebrations all along the East Coast. You know, it's forecast to become a hurricane just in time for the holiday.
Chad Myers OUTFRONT tracking tropical storm Arthur from the CNN severe weather center.
Tell me it isn't so.
CHAD MYERS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: It is so. Yes, and it's going to be a hurricane tomorrow afternoon. And even forecast to be a 90-mile-per- hour hurricane as it makes a run at Cape Hatteras in North Carolina. There is the storm right now, not very impressive. But, Don, it's already producing some outer bands over here from Tampa down to about Sarasota, so getting bigger as we speak because it's in warm water.
It's in the gulf stream, 84-degree water, 82 in some of the buoys. This is warm water. This is the fuel to the fire, putting premium in the storm right now, getting it to be stronger.
So, it affects Florida tomorrow. It gets in the middle of the Atlantic at least for most of the day on Thursday. And then makes a run at North Carolina.
This is Friday. That right there is 2:00 on Friday. The Fourth of July.
Now, if you could just take a breath and don't go to the beach until Saturday, the storm is long gone. We don't want all of these people driving to the beach, and then if the officials are saying, no, go home, because then where do you go?
The models are still taking it over North Carolina. That's the fact, Jack. I can't take anything away from that. The models are in really good agreement.
The big story with this is going to be the rip currents, the currents that come over the sandbars. There's a graphic that one of my great producers have made. Sandbars out here, you know, 100 feet offshore. The water comes over the sandbars and piles up here along the shore, and then it gets a little bit higher. Not much, a couple inches.
But there's only one way out. And if you don't want to be where those red arrows are because that's where they're going to take you out to sea. There are going to be people in the water that shouldn't be there. I really would like to see no one in the water. But if you have to be in the water for some reason, a life jacket for sure.
There's no reason to lose people this weekend. But I'm sure we will because they just don't listen. You can't see the rip current coming until it breaks through the sandbar. And all of a sudden, there you go.
LEMON: Yes, right there.
Chad Myers, appreciate it in the CNN severe weather center. We'll be keeping an eye on Arthur, Arthur. Appreciate that.
So, you know, every year, millions of Americans seek out products to enhance their beauty. The most popular treatments include Botox, fillers and other injections. So, it's no surprise that some are out there looking to capitalize off the trend using counterfeit products, products that can have disastrous and deadly consequences.
In a moment, we're going to speak with two reality stars who know a lot about the dangers associated with these bogus products, model Janice Dickinson is here, and plastic surgeon, Terry Dubrow here as well. But, first, Kyung Lah has this OUTFRONT investigation.
APRYL BROWN, SURVIVED INFECTION FROM FAKE BEAUTY PRODUCTS: Twenty- four hours at the best, you know, she's not going to make it.
KYUNG LAH, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Not live another day. Apryl Brown remembers that moment, June 2010, dying in a hospital bed, a staph infection, she says, eating her body away.
BROWN: I really wanted to live, and I just really wanted to live.
LAH: The one-time cosmetologist was seeking beauty, silicone butt injections. An acquaintance was offering injections at her price at a cheaper price than at a doctor's office. The real cost would come later.
BROWN: I was in pain. My butt was hard. And I was itching.
LAH (on camera): When they removed the silicone, did they test it?
LAH: What was it?
BROWN: It was bathroom caulk, sealant.
LAH: Bathroom, stuff you buy from Home Depot.
BROWN: Yes, absolutely.
LAH (voice-over): It would take 27 surgeries.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I might have to go a little bit higher.
BROWN: My hands just kind of popped out with this pink nail polish. And I'm, like, oh, my God. I'm going to lose my hands. I'm going to lose my hands.
LAH: And her feet.
BROWN: I'm crying.
LAH: A horror story and not the only one.
(on camera): What is that?
DR. RICHARD GLOGAU, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO: This is a close-up of her right cheek that shows these swollen red angry nodules.
LAH (voice-over): Dr. Richard Glogau at the University of California- San Francisco shows us what's happening with the patient's face.
(on camera): This is something growing underneath her skin. GLOGAU: Yes, right. Within a week to ten days of that picture being
taken, it looked like this. The body is reacting to the material.
LAH (voice-over): The patient thought she was buying an injectable filler to smooth wrinkles and injected it with the help of a nurse. She purchased it off a Web site PMMA.com. The Web site claims to sell dermal fillers for professionals direct to customers, a similar treatment at a doctor cost nearly $800. The Web site sells it for just $100.
The FDA says only licensed medical professionals can legally make these purchases. For consumers to buy direct, it's illegal.
When Dr. Glogau removed the substance and tested it --
GLOGAU: Glass or fiberglass, so this was material that contained material that, you know, the body is not prepared to accept.
LAH (on camera): She injected glass or plastic in her face?
LAH (voice-over): Dr. Glogau doesn't blame the patients. He says in a world where Botox and fillers are now commonplace and where the web offers fast and easy access to the inaccessible --
GLOGAU: People assume it's just as easy as getting your hair colored. And at the end of the day, it's a medical procedure.
LAH: As far as Apryl Brown, she's learned to walk with prosthetics and even how to write. But her most powerful skill now is teaching others about her mistake.
BROWN: All I can ask him to do is when they have that first thought, make sure they have a second thought about it and do a little research. And they won't be blindsided. And they won't be saying oh, my God, I had no idea that a simple procedure like that could leave me with no hands, no feet and no butt cheeks.
LEMON: Awful. Awful.
Kyung Lah joins us now.
Kyung, can we go back to this PMMA.com website. There is an interesting development with that. What did you learn?
LAH: Well, you know, we kept e-mailing them and trying to reach them via telephone. When we called them on the phone number listed, no one ever answered. When we e-mailed customer care, we did get an unusual statement saying that it's about product, not about -- it's not about product. It's about procedure. It was a little hard to read into that e-mail.
But then I want you to take a look at what happened. A couple of days later when we logged on to the Web site, all we got was a blank screen. It appears that the website has been scrubbed. The expectation here now, don, is that they're probably going to pop up again, another Web site, trying to sell this stuff but under a different name.
LEMON: Please tell me you'll be on top of it, because that was fascinating to see. Apryl Brown, she has a great attitude, but that was awful what happened to her.
LAH: Yes, very tough. She has a great attitude.
LEMON: Yes, thank you. Appreciate it, Kyung Lah.
OUTFRONT now, model and reality show star Janice Dickinson and Dr. Terry Dubrow, board-certified plastic surgeon. You can also see him on E's "Botched" and he deals with things like this.
Hey, Janice, you know, you've been always been quick to admit that you have plastic surgery. You're very forthcoming about that. How do you react to the story you just saw?
JANICE DICKINSON, MODEL/REALITY SHOW STAR: I'm horrified. And my heart goes out to April and her family for this horrific, catastrophic thing that happened to her. You know, I'm just horrified. And all I can say is, you know, hang in there, girl. Hang in there.
And furthermore, you know, I was one of the first models and women to stand in line for Botox, but I sought out, you know, the highest, highest professionals, you know, that were injecting it on me. My face I've marketed for the last 30 years. Botox is a way to make my appearance more youthful and fresh.
DICKINSON: So, that's why reach out for it.
LEMON: But were you ever worried about the treatments that you were getting?
DICKINSON: There's always the thought in the back of my mind, but I trust the professionals. Dr. Dubrow injects me. Dr. Dubrow is very conservative and very -- he'll say no when I'll say, you know, could I have some more? He'll just say no. You look fine, natural, you've had enough.
LEMON: So, Doctor, you know, the woman you just heard from, Apryl Brown, she went to someone who was at a friend's house. You hear people going to Botox parties and ordering these products online.
I mean, how can you know that this stuff is safe or not?
DR. TERRY DUBROW, BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON: Well, first of all, what people don't really realize is how common this problem is. It's so common that people have these pumping parties in their homes.
And let's be honest. This is the practice of medicine. This is so significant. We actually highlight this on our show, "Botched," shameless plug, 10:00 on E! Network, Sunday nights after Kardashians, forgive me for that. But we show every week, patients who have had this problem.
The other issue that's key to understand is we doctors, we get faxes every day from companies all over overseas which ask us to buy these products like Botox and fillers which is supposed to be cheaper but from the original company.
As it turns out, they're really not from the original company. And if you buy them, you're injecting adulterated, unknown substances of people which have actually caused a major amount of harm.
So, if you go to a doctor's office, even a board-certified plastic surgeon like myself, ask to see the product, ask where they got it from. Make sure it was from the United States.
DICKINSON: Now, you test it before you put it on a person and then wait six to 12 weeks to see the reaction on what it does to the person's skin.
LEMON: Yes. I remember doing this story years ago, years ago, because, Doctor, you can testify to this, female impersonators used to go and get this stuff, and they would put, like, industrial-grade silicone in their bodies without knowing it, and they would develop infections. Now, that's becoming mainstream. Everyone is trying to get it cheap.
And so, now, it's spreading to the rest of the population, and it's become even more dangerous for more people.
DUBROW: It's really true. The show Janice and I did on Sunday night on "Botched," a patient actually injected herself with some of these materials, and it caused an inflammatory reaction that migrated throughout her body, much like the patient we just saw.
And you have to really check the source, make sure you go to someone who really knows what they're doing. But still, look at the product and make sure it's from the U.S.
LEMON: Janice --
DICKINSON: Have it tested first, though. That's my point. Test it first.
You know, when I did this show and this marvelous experience with Dr. Dubrow and Dr. Nassif, you know, I looked to Dr. Nassif to do something to my face, maybe another face-lift, and he flat out denied me. But when Dr. Dubrow took a look at my breasts that had ridges in them and they hadn't been out in 30 years, there was a three-day cancer scare. And I was very worried.
And thanks to Dr. Dubrow catching that, I called them edame (ph) on the show, thanks to Dr. Dubrow, he basically saved my breasts and saved my life. And I owe a debt of gratitude to you, Terry. Thank you. LEMON: Janice, I have to say that, listen, you're a woman of means,
right? And so, people look up to you and people say I want to look like that Janice Dickinson. So, what do you say to people, because you can afford it, but many people can't afford to go to the lengths that you go to in order to stay as beautiful as you are.
DICKINSON: Well, for me it's about diet and exercise, having the best doctors, Dubrow, hello --
LEMON: But they're going to want the help that you have as well. You have help. You know, you have fillers. You have Botox. You said you were one of the first people.
DICKINSON: Yes, if you look at me originally, come on, Don, I mean, please, I mean, my face hasn't altered that much. It hasn't altered that much. I have the original lips.
LEMON: You know, you get a little help. There's nothing wrong with that. You know that.
DICKINSON: Well, OK. Sue me. So sue me. I said that before Obama, by the way.
DUBROW: Janice is still gorgeous, but the highlight is about, this is such a significant problem that we just got called for our program "Botched" from a detective in Florida who's seeing all these people that were operated on and injected by these unlicensed people that had major problems. There's something like 200 people that need help.
DUBROW: So be very careful.
LEMON: I'll give you the last word, Janice.
DICKINSON: The last word is plastic surgery is good. It is good for you. You know, to remain natural, then, you know, that's your choice.
Freedom of choice is I choose plastic surgery. It has worked for me to keep me fresh, so I can send my daughter to college, you know, and continue to work and have a fresh appearance on television. And in the supermarket, soccer moms do it. I'm just one of the celebrities that talk about it.
LEMON: I just said I'd give you the last word, but when you said professionals and what-have-you, it's a choice, but, you know, think about stories because there are even professionals that it goes wrong. I remember Kanye West's mother, right?
DICKINSON: That's tragic. That's really tragic. But that wasn't a good anesthesiologist in the room -- you know, to monitor the anesthesiologist. Same thing that happened to Michael Jackson, you know, doctor wasn't present.
You know, I have professionals. Find the best doctors that you can possibly afford and go for it. And please, get regular mammograms on your breasts. I beg of you women all over the world, please get your breasts regularly checked, even teenage women.
LEMON: Thank you, Janice. Thank you, Doctor. I appreciate both of you for doing a service. Thank you.
Still OUTFRONT, a pot boom in Colorado. Any resident now able to open their own pot shop, but could it lead to more public safety problems?
And Team USA's big game. The highlights coming up.
LEMON: It is time now for John Berman who is in for Anderson Cooper with a look at what's ahead on "AC360."
JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR: Good evening, Don.
Ahead for us on "360," Congress for sale. Lawmakers very quietly, without so much as a release or a photo-op, made a very significant change to the rules put in place to keep them honest. The rules have now been changed on those big-money junkets paid for by private funds, and no one who made the changes will explain why. We don't even know who really did make them. Pamela Brown is keeping them honest.
Also tonight, you'll meet a student at one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country. Her name is Abby Bartels (ph). She committed suicide after she was refused to attend graduation with her class. Her family says the decision to bar her devastated the young girl. Our Gary Tuchman visited the school, trying to get answers.
We'll have those stories and the very latest on the tropical storm threatening to ruin holiday plans for tens of millions of us on the East Coast, Don. That's all at the top of the hour.
LEMON: We'll see you at the top of the hour. Thank you, John Berman. Appreciate it.
It's time now for tonight's "Money & Power." Colorado's pot market is about to get a lot bigger. Starting today, anyone can apply for a license to open a recreational marijuana business. And for the past six months, only medical marijuana shops could apply to sell pot to the masses.
According to early estimates, hundreds will apply.
But as the industry expands, there are growing concerns about public safety especially when it comes to edible products. A pot brownie or cookie may contain nearly a dozen doses of marijuana. That's a lot. Officials are trying to push restrictions because in some cases, the consequences are deadly. Ana Cabrera is OUTFRONT tonight.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How's your Monday? Good?
ANA CABRERA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Six months ago recreational pot sales caught fire in Colorado. Business has boomed, but so have concerns about safety. A 19-year-old fell to his death from a balcony after eating a cannabis cookie. And this man is behind bars accused of shooting and killing his wife while reportedly high on pot and other drugs.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He told me that, you know, he doesn't remember anything.
CABRERA: It's not clear what caused either of these incidents, but a common link, marijuana edibles.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Edibles do have a different effect on people.
CABRERA: With edibles, it takes longer to feel the effects of THC, marijuana's mind-altering ingredient which can lead to people eating too much too soon. The side effects can be serious, including delirium and psychosis.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Everybody loves their chocolate.
CABRERA: And when it comes to tasty treats like candy or cookies, looks can be deceiving.
(on camera): Here's your regular candy bar, and here's one of those marijuana-infused candy bars. So, you can see outside the package they look practically the same. They smell almost the same. A lot of folks might eat one candy bar in one sitting, and that's where people are getting into trouble because this candy bar actually contains five doses of edible marijuana.
(voice-over): Would the average person know what one dose looks like? We put it to the test using a smaller but even more potent candy bar, containing 100 milligrams of THC, what's considered 10 doses of marijuana.
(on camera): How many servings do you think is in this?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I would have no idea. I know nothing about it.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I would say probably two. Would it be two servings?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The whole thing.
CABRERA: The whole thing. So, you think this is one serving?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My guess is probably potent, maybe four.
CABRERA: Well, you're right. It is potent. There are 10 doses of marijuana in this bar.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Wow, that's a lot.
CABRERA: This is actually ten doses of marijuana.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh my. That's terrible.
TIM CULLEN, CO OWNER, EVERGREEN APOTHECARY: Yes, I just thing it takes a level of education to the consumer so that people are using them responsibly.
CABRERA (voice-over): Adults aren't the on ones ending up in throb. The children's hospital in Colorado are reporting a surge of kids eating edible pot. They've treated at least nine children since January, six who were critically ill.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There's basically three doses in them.
CABRERA: State regulators are now looking into stricter requirements, including better labeling and no more than one dose per package. Until then, industry insiders urge edible enthusiast to consume with caution.
LEMON: Ana Cabrera joins us live at a pot dispensary.
So, Ana, question is, with the recreation marijuana market growing -- are edibles, it's surely not the only concern, is it?
CABRERA: Well, Don, edibles are the biggest concern right now because there are obvious issues that have risen to the surface. But maybe you're wondering about pot-related DUIs or crimes. We know the Colorado state patrol just started keeping track of those marijuana specific DUI citations, and so far, month to month they are saying 10 percent to 15 percent of total DUIs are indeed marijuana related. So ultimately, they are seeing more people driving under the influence of alcohol.
But we do know that police are ticketing a lot of people for getting high in public. That's still something that's against Colorado laws here. And so, we know 350 people have been given citations for this just since the beginning of the year in Denver alone.
Now, that's still a relatively small number when you consider we're inside a pot dispensary that sees up to 10,000 customers every month, Don.
LEMON: Yes, that -- I wanted to ask you that question. We see a snap shop up on the screen and you know it increased by this munch. Since you've been there, business is it booming, is it steady?
CABRERA: It is steady, I guess, you could say. You know, when we were doing live shots at the beginning of the new year, there was an initial rush and lines down the block outside marijuana dispensaries. But they're still seeing plenty of people. We're hearing from dispensary owners that the supply and demand is sort of balancing out. So they see that as a good thing. Again, they aren't short on customers, so sort of win, win in their eyes.
LEMON: Thank you very much, Ana Cabrera.
Still to come, a thrilling match at the World Cup today. We have Team USA's highlights, that's next.
LEMON: So, you probably know Team USA out the World Cup competition, losing to Belgium, 2-1. It was a hard fought match that had to go into extra time. Star of the game was without a doubt, the American goalie, Tim Howard. He recorded 16 saves in this match, and the most since officials began keeping records in 1966.
"NEW DAY" anchor and so much more, Mr. Chris Cuomo, attended the game in Salvador, Brazil right now.
Chris, fans across the country turned out to watch this game. I mean, this was amazing.
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN's "NEW DAY" ANCHOR: Oh, boy, so much bigger than a game, I got to tell you. The better side won tonight, you know, that's the truth. The Belgium side is really good. It's packed with stars and the U.S. gave them all they could handle. Feel good about that, the U.S. over performed and Tim Howard, we'll talk about him in a second.
But let me set the scene for you, Don. You're in there and you look around the stadium. Yellow dominates because you're in Brazil and that's their color, but you see Russian jerseys, Portuguese, German, at least a dozen countries mixed in with the U.S., all celebrating the spirit of competition and exit arm and arm, and to me, that's more important than a win to be honest. It was an amazing thing to see.
LEMON: You know, I want to show you, the people that showed up, the president went to the old executive office and he, you know, watched the game. Everyone here at CNN was watching. I took a picture and said this is happening today.
So, a lot of interest. But talk to me about this American goalie Tim Howard. You really like this guy. You got a lot to say about him.
CUOMO: First of all, I like the guy, OK? He's 35 years old. He was playing pro soccer when he was like in high school. He's an amazing guy. He's a very down to earth guy, and he was the defense tonight.
He didn't just save a lot of shots. He saved shots against unguarded opponents, never happens the way it did tonight for Tim Howard. Whatever the stats turn out to be, his play will be remembered. He impressed this crowd. If this was his swan song, this is his last World Cup, he went out on top. To see in person how fast the shots were going, how quickly he had to
LEMON: Hey, I just have a moment here. But what this did for the sport and the United States around the world to see Team USA get this far, what do you make of it?
CUOMO: Huge. They win. At the end of the day, they win. The World Cup is about winning the cup, they're not going to, but they won the hearts of this country the way they never had them before.
I've never been in a soccer jersey before in my life. Our kids are playing now. We back them. It's only going to get bigger from here. They got to feel good.
LEMON: I'm said that. Now you can get home and give your daughter her soccer shirt back.
CUOMO: I got stuff for you, too. What size are you again? You want men's medium, right?
LEMON: I'm a smedium. I'm a smedium. You're a good sport, Chris Cuomo.
CUOMO: You're a smedium? I'll hook you up.
LEMON: Thank you, sir. Safe travels, appreciate it.
I'm Don Lemon. Thanks for watching. The crew loved that.
"AC360" starts right now.