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[03:00:00] ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN HOST: The U.S. vice president arrives in Japan while North Korea warns the U.S. that nuclear war could break out at any moment.

A contested election. Turkey's president gets sweeping new powers but observers say the process was flawed.

And the manhunt underway in the U.S. for this man accused of killing an elderly man and then uploading video of it to Facebook.

Hello and welcome to our viewers all around the world. I'm Rosemary Church, and this is CNN Newsroom.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is in Tokyo pledging support in the face of the growing nuclear threat from North Korea. Pence says the U.S. stands behind Japan 100 percent.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says it's time to put more pressure on Pyongyang to engage in meaningful. Meanwhile, North Korea is responding with an ominous warning of its own.

CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr has more.

BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Vice President Mike Pence arrived at the DMZ for one reason, to be visible to North Korea. Making the case to CNN's Dana Bash in an inclusive interview that the Trump administration is the new sheriff in town.


MIKE PENCE, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Yes, the president has made clear that we're going to abandon the failed policy of strategic patience, but we're going to redouble our efforts to bring diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea.


STARR: North Korea's ambassador to the U.S. ramping up the rhetoric.


KIM PYONG, NORTH KOREA'S DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.: It has been created dangerous situations in which the thermo-nuclear war may break out at any moment.


STARR: But it's Trump doctrine really knew. National Security Adviser Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster says all options are on the table but a peaceful solution is what the president wants just like all other presidents.


H.R. MCMASTER, UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR: This form is coming to ahead and so it's time for us to undertake all actions we can sure of a military option to try to resolve this peacefully. And so we're going to rely on our allies like we always do.


STARR: The military parade through Pyongyang being scrutinize by the U.S. intelligence community. These canisters could carry a missile capable of reaching the U.S. but are they real or are they what one intelligence official called just big green tubes. Spy satellites will be used to figure it out.


CEDRIC LEIGHTON, CNN MILITARY ANALYST: There are certain infrared signatures, for example, that could reveal the contents of the canister like that.


STARR: Just hours after the parade, a medium range ballistic missile being tested exploded. The second test failure in a row. It may be just mechanical failure but experts say U.S. navy submarines...


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To veto course 337.

STARR: ... could secretly attack those missile launches jamming their electronics.


LEIGHTON: It depends on some very specialized equipment and it would have to be done probably covertly if they were actually going to do that.


STARR: But out in the open the U.S. air force announcing a successful long plan test of its improved B-61 aerial bomb both nuclear and non- nuclear components. A bomb that could be vital in striking North Korea if it came to that.

The non-military effort now is focused very much on getting China to pressure North Korea, but nobody thinks the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is going to change his ways any time soon.

Barbara Starr, CNN, the Pentagon.

CHURCH: So let's in CNN's Alexandra Field in Tokyo and Paula Hancocks in Seoul. Alexandra, to you first, U.S. vice president message to North Korea while he visited the demilitarized zone and South Korea, now he's in Japan, what's his message there and what role might Japan play in confronting the North Korean nuclear threat do you think.

ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Over (Ph) as he is here to assure the Japanese of the strength of the alliance and that's what they want to hear right now in the case of this growing threat from North Korea because the security concerns here in Japan are grave and they are serious.

You recently have the Japanese prime minister coming out warning of the possibility that North Korea might be capable of trying to carry out come kind of attack using chemical weapons. You also had a test from North Korean just last month in which they launch four missiles simultaneously.

Three of them landed off the coast of Japan. It was meant to be a training exercise to hit U.S. military bases in Japan and actually prompted the Japanese government to conduct an evacuation training drill on what they would do in case of the real things.

[03:05:05] You get citizens out of harm's way. So, these are the kind of concerns that are very pressing here and it's the reason why securities top of the agenda in this meeting that has happened this afternoon between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence here at Prime Minister Abe's residence.

Remarks were offered by both leaders. You actually had the prime minister acknowledging the fact that the U.S. and specifically Vice President Pence has come forward saying that the period of strategic patience when it comes to dealing with North Korea is over and that is something that Japan valued.

The fact that the White House has said that it's considering a variety of options including we know a military option. But the Japanese prime minister did take certification to again stress what he believes is the importance of trying to find a peaceful solution to the conflict through diplomatic channels.

ut he did echo a lot of the sentiments have come from Washington in that he said talk for talk sake with North Korea isn't worth much that pressure needed to be leverage against North Korea in order to extract some kind of meaningful dialogue. That of course alludes to the U.S. position which is that China has the leverage in this region in order to put that kind of pressure which could be necessary on North Korea, Rosemary.

CHURCH: And Paula, to you in Seoul, Mike Pence's tough talk is not well-received in North Korea. Pyongyang had its own warning and an ominous one of that. How is South Korea responding to what North Korea said and more talk from the U.S of all options being on the table even military ones.

PAULA NEWTON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, I think obviously from an official point of view we're not hearing an awful lot from the South Korean side. Unofficially, though, we are hearing that there is happiness that something is being done, at least this is being dealt with head on.

There were some critics here that said strategic patience was not working and certainly as soon as Vice President Pence said the era of strategic patience is over, as did the secretary of state several weeks ago. That would have been welcome to some.

But of course, there are going to be some frayed nerves when you hear this constant talk about a potential pre-emptive strike that the fact that there may be military options on the table when it comes to North Korea. South Koreans are very resilient. They dealt with this problem for many decades, but of course no one really wants to be thinking that that could be an option.

But we are hearing also from officials and experts here that if you have this kind of deterrent stuff from United States this sort of psychological deterrents that you may attack North Korea. You have to back it up with rhetoric, you have to back it up with extra military assets and that appears to be what the U.S. is doing according to experts here. Rosemary?

CHURCH: All right. Our Paula Hancocks in Seoul, and Alexandra Field in Tokyo. Both of them are keeping us up to date on the developments on this very important story. Many thanks to you both.

Well, a human rights watch reports says a U.S. attack on a Syrian mosque was likely unlawful. At least 38 people were killed when an air strike hit a mosque in western Aleppo on March 16.

The United States confirmed the strike but denied hitting the religious building. The 16-page report says the U.S. military failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties.

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command or JOC say ISIS used chemical weapons during an attack in western Mosul on Saturday. Iraqi officials tell CNN that at least 21 Iraqi soldiers were impacted by the toxic material. They are being treated and in stable condition.

A JOC spokesman says experts are now trying to determine what kind of chemical material was used during that attack.

Turkey's president is gaining sweeping new political powers. Up next, how Sunday's referendum expose a deep divide in the country and why opponents say the vote was not fair.

And the race for France's undecided voters is picking up pace. Coming up, how one candidate is using technology to come from behind.

We're back in a moment.

[03:10:00] (COMMERCIAL BREAK) DON RIDDELL, CNN WORLD SPORT ANCHOR: Hi, there. I'm Don Riddell with your CNN World Sport headlines.

This has been a very forgettable Premier League campaign for us. But they're trying to salvage something over in the last few weeks making a late push for the Champions League. The Gunners have lost their last four away games but they found better luck at Middleborough taking the lead with an Alexis Sanchez free kick.

Brough fighting relegation but they made a game of it and Alvaro Negredo's equalizer made Arsenals sweat. But in the end the Gunners had enough, like Sanchez, Mesut Ozil has been criticized lately but he produce the winner which takes off and back into the top six.

Meanwhile, the Premier League has a new member. Next season, Brighton & Hove Albion will be on the fixture list after the Seagull secure promotion to the top five on Monday. Brighton brilliance season come when they got with a 2-1 win against Wigan. And if they win any one of their last three games, then they will go off his champions.

Brighton have been in the top five since 1983 as before the Premier League era.

And it has been another memorable day for Kenya's long distance runners cleaning up in the Boston marathon. Geoffrey Kirui won the men's race beating American Galen Rupp by 21 seconds, while the double world champion Edna Kiplagat won the women's race for the first attempt, adding to her victories in London, New York, and Los Angeles.

And that is a quick look at your sport headlines. I'm Don Riddell.

CHURCH: The opposition in turkey is challenging the biggest political change since the creation of the modern republic.

U.S. President Donald Trump has congratulated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the results of Sunday's constitutional referendum. Turkey's parliamentary democracy will be gone and the president will gain sweeping, mostly unchecked new political powers.

Turkey is also extending a state of emergency for three more months. It's the third extension since the failed coup last year.

Our Ian Lee joins us now from Istanbul in Turkey. So, Ian, it's Tuesday morning there in Istanbul, two days after the vote on the constitutional referendum, how are people responding to news of this imminent constitutional changes, and how will it likely change people's lives?

IAN LEE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, it really is depends on who you talk to, Rosemary. Those who support it are still celebrating. Those who are against it though are very upset and they want -- they're not going to take it. You know, it's one challenge for the president moving forward and the prime minister is going to bring unity to this country.

But I went to a neighborhood with the largest amount of no voters and they're not given up yet.

Ida and Shekran (Ph) say they need a bitter retail therapy. The lifelong friends have lived in Besiktas since the 60's. Yesterday's referendum left them in a daze.

Ida tells me "Our souls are suffering. We were not expecting this outcome. We need to let it sink in but we won't let it go. This is for our republic, for our children."

In this neighborhood a common word you'll hear these days is "hayir," Turkish for no.

[03:15:01] Something else you should know locals are as passionate about politics as they are soccer. Sunday's referendum proving no exception. Eighty three percent of voters here rejected President Erdogan's proposal with a defiant "hayir."

This rally isn't just saying no, it's saying, no, we want. people here believed the referendum was stolen and they say they are going to keep up the fight.

Yes, it was a loss for the no campaign but the odds were heavily stuck against them say European observers. While opposition party allege voter fraud and demand the supreme election council void the referendum's results.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): This march tells me we are unified. This is the common fight across the political spectrum to defend our rights.


President Erdogan has planned this constitutional change for years. With new presidential powers within reach starting in 2019, don't expect him to let any amount of protest stand in his way.

And Rosemary, it's a statement like this from international observers that is giving fuel to those who are in the no camps. Statements like, the obsersers criticizing that unstop balance could have significantly change the ballot validity, criteria undermining an important safeguard and contradicting the law.

Also those observers saying that the media was far one sided towards the gas camp. And this really wasn't a level playing field.

CHURCH: Yes. And Ian, the main opposition party wants the vote are null and protestors are out on the street. How much momentum do they have and how is President Erdogan likely to respond to ongoing protest?

LEE: Well, don't expect President Erdogan to equisque to the demands of the protestors. It looks like from people we've been talking to that this referendum will be validated within that 10-day period after the final poll was close, that is according to the supreme council of elections.

So, you do have these protestors very angry, but right now there doesn't seem to be really any recourse a must something happens with the election board or with the court system but right now that doesn't look like that's going to happen, Rosemary.

CHURCH: All right. Ten-seventeen, Tuesday morning there. Ian Lee with that live report. many thanks to you.

To talk more about Turkey's referendum I'm joined by Ambassador James Jeffrey. He is a former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey and a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute. Thank you so much for being with us.


CHURCH: So, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit back at critics of this referendum thatdelivered him sweeping powers. He denies the vote failed to live up to international standards as European monitors have suggested. What's your assessment of the vote and the impact it might have on the concentration of power there in Turkey?

JEFFREY: One, we still don't know if there was any true fraud of major dimensions that would have call into question what people actually voted. Let's put that to one side for now as being looked into.

Two, the European monitors from the OSCE have appoint that there was not a playing field, Erdogan dominated the airwaves with his government controlled media critics were branded in all kinds of truly immoral ways as traders in such terrorist. But that's not withstanding.

At the end of the say, a little bit more than 50 percent of the Turks who voted and they had almost 86 percent turnout voted for this constitutional change. So, it's almost certain they are going to go into effect and it will have profound effect on Turkey's future.

CHURCH: Yes. And President Erdogan won by a very narrow victory with that 51.4 percent of the vote going his way. What does that say though about divisions within his country?

JEFFREY: It says that they are very deep. Remember, he didn't win this supposedly just with his own party. But he took the number four party of the four parties in parliament the national action party supposedly with him. In the last election of November 2015, the two parties easily won over 60 percent of the votes. That did not happen this time. Clearly the two parties were not able to mobilize their supporters.

On the other hand, the people who were oppose to this just quite missed being able to block these changes that basically send the country from parliamentary system into a presidential system, rather like the American or the French but with some ruffles and feathers that Erdogan wanted for himself.

[03:20:03] CHURCH: And President Erdogan insists that the concentration of power is necessary to prevent instability as he says. But if the nation is as divided as this can it ever be stable?

JEFFREY: Turkey has remained relatively stable in a very unstable region for the past 20 years. A lot of that is due to him. He both has help keep it stable by massively growing the economy by at times carrying out very, very liberal policies with the Kurds. At one point with Cyprus, again, there's negotiations going on.

So, he's not necessarily a destabilizing factor. On the other hand, the way he rules has many people in Turkey worrying for good reason.

CHURCH: And of course, the main opposition party has rejected the results and called for the vote to be a null. How likely is it that this would happen and what impact might the growing protest have now under this extensive state of emergency.

JEFFREY: I don't think the protest will have a major impact. The problem with the main opposition party the republican People's Party under Mr. K?l?cdaroglu, that party has been able to provide a convincing alternative to President Erdogan since he arrive on the scene almost 20 years ago.

That's the problem in Turkey, half the country is against him but they have no way to be mobilized. He is able to mobilize this half of Turkey and we just saw the result.

CHURCH: Ambassador, thank you so much for talking with us. We appreciate it.

JEFFREY: Thank you.

CHURCH: It's the home stretch of one of the most dramatic elections in modern French history. The top candidates are out in force. Far left Jean-Luc Melenchon, centrist Emmanuel Macron, and republican Francois Fillon and far right Marine Le Pen all chasing undecided voters.

Melenchon has gained ground, thanks to strong debate performances. But his leftist agenda could be a hard sell to mainstream voters.

Macron's policies are viewed as inoffensive but some say they are also not very exciting. Not that long ago Fillon looked like the favorite now he's fighting damaging corruptions allegations.

And far right candidate Marine Le Pen is widely expected to make it to the second round, but experts say her controversial policies won't lead to broader support. Two protesters disrupted Le Pen's rally on Monday.

And back on the campaign trail, Melenchon will hold seven meetings Tuesday using hologram technology.

Melissa Bell has more. MELISSA BELL, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The last time Jean-Luc Melenchon within several places at once was back in February.


BELL: The far left fire brand was the first French politician ever to hologram himself while delivering a live speech in front of too adoring crowds. He spoke for an hour and a half about his radical left wing platform of reform which includes a referendum on Europe, a rise in public spending and in taxes.

The technology was developed here in this Paris studio. This time, though, the challenge is even greater with Melenchon to be in seven French towns at once including one in the Indian Ocean.


BELL: It is his very real rise in the polls that Melenchon is hoping to cement. He is now one of four candidates with a real chance of making it through to the second round, thanks partly to a strong in the TV debates and to the legal troubles of some of his opponents.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): This campaign has been polluted by the scandals that concerns some of you, not me. No, I think it's important to underline there. Here there are only two people who represents, Mr. Fillon and Mrs. Le Pen.


BELL: Given his rise in the polls since the hologram's creature believed that this time the technology could help carry the message even further.


BELL: Technology proved at least true to a man who's left wing version of populism appears to be gaining ground.

Melissa Bell, CNN, Paris.

CHURCH: U.S. law enforcement is urging a suspected killer to turn himself in as a manhunt goes nationwide. And authorities announced a reward. The details when we return.

And the flight no one wants to board on an airline you won't find on arrival screen. A look at how the U.S. deports undocumented immigrants just ahead.


CHURCH: And a very warm welcome back to our viewers all across the globe. I'm Rosemary Church. I want to update you now on the main stories we've been following this hour. Human rights watch says the U.S. failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties when an air strike hit a mosque in western Aleppo in March. The group's 16-page report says the attack was likely unlawful.

The U.S. confirmed the strike but denied hitting the religious building.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has been meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. His visit comes amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador is warning nuclear war may break out at any moment. He says the U.S. naval build up off his country's coast has created a dangerous situation. And Pyongyang is ready to respond in kind to any missile or nuclear strike.

[03:30:13] Well, it is still unclear what exactly U.S President Donald Trump plans to do to stop North Korea. He's finding out it's harder to deal with Pyongyang than he made it sound during the campaign.

Our senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta has more.


JIM ACOSTA, CNN SENIOR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Mr. President, how does it feel to have the whole Trump family with you today, sir?



ACOSTA: President Trump is hardly walking on egg shells when it comes to handling North Korea. With his family by his side at the White House Easter egg roll, the president all that told North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to cut it out.


ACOSTA: Any message for North Korea, sir, Kim Jong-un?

TRUMP: He's got to behave.


ACOSTA: Even though the White House has been flexing its muscles lately with high profile military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan, the president told us he hopes North Korea will choose the path of peace.


ACOSTA: Mr. President, do you think North Korea can be resolved peacefully, sir? What are your thoughts on Kim Jong-un?

TRUMP: Hopefully it can. (END VIDEO CLIP)

ACOSTA: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told CNN the president is counting on China's help. Over the weekend, the president defended his decision not to label China currency manipulator, asking why would he do that when they're working with us on the North Korean problem. We'll see what happens.


ACOSTA: Because he's sort of left China off the hook.

SEAN SPICER, UNITED STATES WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: No, I wouldn't say he's let them off the hook. He understands that they can play a very important role in making our world safer and we're going to utilize the relationships that he's built with President Xi.


ACOSTA: But democrats worry the president's rhetoric is getting too over heated arguing there's no military solution with an unstable regime boasting nuclear ambitions.


ED MARKEY, (D) UNITED STATES SENATOR: I think because of the unevenness of his statements and positions which he has taken thus far, it is highly unclear as to whether or not he has the ability to be able to think this, think through in a way that avoids an actual military showdown between the United States and North Korea.


ACOSTA: One thing the White House says it won't do is draw a red line for North Korea to define just how far the communist country can go in its provocations. Spicer noted red lines didn't work in the Obama administration's efforts to stop atrocities in Syria.


ACOSTA: Does the president have red line when it comes to North Korea that if they cross it they will bring some kind of military response from the U.S.

SPICER: I think when we talked about, you know, the use of red lines in the past with respect to Syria, the president's red line, you know, that drawing red lines hasn't really worked in the past. He holds this card close to the best and I think you're not going to see him telegraphing how he's going to respond to any military or rather situation going forward.


CHURCH: Thanks to Jim Acosta for that report. Well, President Trump is taking step to fulfill his campaign theme buy American, hire American. He plans to sign an executive order in Wisconsin on Tuesday directing federal agencies to implement the policy.

The order also calls for a review of the H1-B visa program which lets U.S. companies temporarily hire foreign workers for so-called specialty jobs.

And Australia may be borrowing a page from President Trump. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is eliminating temporary work visas popular with foreigners. The so-called 457 visas will be replaced with a type of program to ensure foreign workers will only be brought to fill a true skill shortage. Turnbull says it's all about protecting jobs for Australians.


MALCOLM TURNBULL, PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA: We are ensuring that Australian jobs and Australian values are first, are placed first. Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world. We must ensure that the foundation of that success is maintained and the foundation is that our migration system is seen to work in the national interest.

It seems to deliver for Australians. It seems to ensure that Australian jobs are filled by Australians wherever possible.


CHURCH: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull there. Well, the number of undocumented immigrant arrest in the U.S. has risen dramatically under President Donald Trump. It has increased about 33 percent from the same period last year, that's according to figures provided to CNN. They show that those without criminal records are also being arrested at a higher, much higher rate.

CNN's Leyla Santiago has been hearing these stories.

LEYLA SANTIAGO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: These are the deported, the repatriated or as President Trump calls them.


[03:35:00] TRUMP: These are bad dudes. We're getting the bad ones out.

SANTIAGO: When Trump says bad hombres.

DAVID PADILLA, DEPORTED MEXICAN IMMIGRANT: No. My DUI, that's what they got me with. I was never selling drugs.

SANTIAGO: David Padilla is one of 135 Mexican nationals who ride on this flight El Paso to Mexico City. It's a scene repeated three times a week year round. It's called ICE Air, an airline funded by the U.S. government and run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A free commercial plane flying deported immigrant out of the United States. Each passenger is costing U.S. tax payers an average $2,000 last year. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

PADILLA: It's just, it's so hard. It just pulls you away with any mistake by anybody. It's so hard.

That's my daughter.

SANTIAGO: Padilla explains he was separated from his two young daughters in early March when immigration officials pulled him over on his way to work and took him to custody. He blames President Trump.

PADILLA: I would have been like pulled over the day that happened without Trump being in office I think I wouldn't have been able to go home.

SANTIAGO: Others have similar stories. Alonzo Diaz was convicted of a DUI in 2008. This man domestic violence in Colorado and that's all he would tell us.

Twenty-one-year-old Eduardo Hernandez is a convicted felon when his record fleeing and a looting. He's happy to see his family. The last time they saw each other was 13 years ago before he cross the border illegally into the U.S. with his parents.

On the ICE Air flight back.

EDUARDO HERNANDEZ, DEPORTED MEXICAN IMMIGRANT: I know everybody thinks about their family. They're leaving their family, they're leaving their kids, and they're leaving everything behind to start a new life.


SANTIAGO: ICE Air is not listed on the arrival screen. Aboard the flight deportees are provided a meal. They're also handcuffed. Upon arrival they carry a take home bag with waters, snacks, paper work along with some personal belongings.

Then there are those on ICE Air like Guadalupe Figueroa. ICE confirmed her criminal record consist only of deportation.

She tells us she is not a dangerous criminal and can't understand why she's been separated from her two children in the United States.


PADILLA: They don't treat you like a human being.

SANTIAGO: Padilla who claims ICE off his shoe laces says none of it is enough to keep him his family in the United States.

What do you tell your kids?

PADILLA: That I'll be back.

(END VIDEO CLIP) SANTIAGO: Leyla Santiago, CNN, Mexico City.

CHURCH: An urgent manhunt is underway in the U.S. for a suspect accused of killing a man at random and then posting video of it online. There's a $50,000 reward being offered for any information that leads to Steve Stephens arrest.

Now we're learning more about the shooting. CNN's Gary Tuchman has the story.

GARY TUCHMAN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Robert Godwin was the family patriarch, a father of 10 and grandfather. Visiting family on Easter. And while walking home in the middle of the afternoon a video of him was taken by this man who was holding his cell phone camera and a gun. Robert Godwin was shot in cold blood. His killing posted on Facebook.

This woman lives on the street where the 74-year-old man was gunned down. Ardella doesn't want her last name use for her safety.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Just getting ready for Easter and then sat at the table and listen to that gospel songs, that's what I was doing at that very moment I heard a gunshot.

TUCHMAN: Ardella rented the front door and saw a man she believes to be the murder suspect, Steve Stephens holding up a cell phone and walking to his car, and then she looked toward the fence.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I saw a man laying or sloped against the fence with blood coming at him. And I say I know he's shoot that man. And I say he's not moving, and I say, oh, my God, oh, my God, oh, my God, oh, my God.


TUCHMAN: Ardella called 911. And around the same time Stephens was seen and wrote on Facebook saying he snapped and that he had killed many others.

Robert Godwin, Jr. is the son of the victim, Melissa Godwin a daughter-in-law.

ROBERT GODWIN, JR., ROBERT GODWIN'S SON: This man right here was a good man. And I just say, he's gone. You know what I mean. I don't know what I will do.



GODWIN: It's not real.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I feel like my heart is going to stop. It feels like it's going to stop. GODWIN: It's going to be all right.


TUCHMAN: Police are saying they consider Stephens extremely dangerous.


CALVIN WILLIAMS, CLEVELAND POLICE CHIEF: We know that Stephens is still out there someplace. We don't know his condition and of course, right now don't know his location. We're asking the public to remain vigilant. We're asking you to go about your day but to be careful.


TUCHMAN: This is now officially a national search, but there is no solid evidence Stephens has left Ohio.

[03:40:00] There are considerable number of abandon homes in this neighborhood and police started searching buildings such as this one after the killing, an attempt to find the suspect. However, there is no sign of him.

Meanwhile, near the site of the attack, Ardella has painted over her address that was on her front steps because she's afraid the killer might come back. She says her voice is on his Facebook recording.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You can hear me in the black background screaming they said, and I didn't know that but I was screaming so loud I had panic. But I didn't open that door. I was screaming from a screen door and that he know he heard me. They say it was on his cellular phone my screaming and I didn't know that.


TUCHMAN: A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Steve Stephens arrest.


WILLIAMS: We're still asking Steve to turn himself in, but if he doesn't we'll find him.


TUCHMAN: Gary Tuchman, CNN, Cleveland.

CHURCH: We'll take a very short break here. But still to come, the Boston marathon was once just for the men until one woman changed the race she never stopped. Still to come on CNN Newsroom. Do stay with us.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK) CHURCH: Welcome back, everyone. Well, Prince William and Lady Gaga get their heads together on mental health to help show if you're struggling with mental health issues of any sort. The campaign is called it's OK to say so.

Just yesterday we were telling you about a candid mission from Britain's Prince Harry. In an interview with the Telegraph the fifth in line for the throne he explained how it was only in recent years that he sought help coping with the death of his mother Princess Diana.

And for more we want to go Max Foster in London. And this has been extraordinary couple of days for the two royals after this news of Prince Harry opening up about the stress of losing his mother. Now, Prince William working with Lady Gaga on mental health issues. Talk to us about this joint project.

[03:45:02] MAX FOSTER, CNN HOST: Yes. So far the same campaign it's called help together, the Duchess of Cambridge is also involved in that as well and she is going to be doing more around it.

And Prince Harry, of course, talking about his trauma. And today, Lady Gaga is talking about her trauma. And she talked about it to Prince William. Prince William doesn't open up himself, he hasn't got any particular issues around this but has been finding out more about it and this is part about process.

So here's part of the conversation. It was a Trans-Atlantic that was carried out on face time.


LADY GAGA, SINGER: There's a lot of shame attached to mental illness. You feel like something is wrong with you. And in my life I go, my goodness, look at all these beautiful and wonderful things that I have and I should be so happy. But you can't help it if in the morning when you wake up you are so tired, you are so sad, you are so full of anxiety and the shapes that you can barely think but it was like saying this is a part of me, and that's OK.

PRINCE WILLIAM: It's interesting to see and hear from you how much having that conversation or having that sort of ability to speak to someone really made a difference to you. I think for me there are little bit that I've learned so far about mental health is very much a case of, you know, it's OK to have this conversation.

It's really important to have this conversation and that, you know, you won't be judge. It's so important to break you from that fear and not to do which is only going to lead to more problems down the line.



FOSTER: So it set up, Rosemary, around the conversation and really accepting that you have an issue, you could do have an issue and then that is the first part of opening up about it.

CHURCH: Yes. It is an extraordinary conversation, all and more extraordinary because of the participation of both Prince William and Prince Harry. So, talk to us about what all three of them, Lady Gaga and the two princes are hoping to achieve long term with this.

FOSTER: Well, essentially they're trying to do is just take away the stigma because what Prince William and Prince harry and Kate would all say here is that they got all of these charities and the one thing that they found that links them all is that there are mental health issues behind them.

So, for example, bullying, addiction. What they found is that a lot of it goes back to childhood actually, perhaps some sort of mental problem in childhood which was never address and that becomes a much bigger thing. So what they're trying to do is just get people to talk about their issues first.

And Prince Harry is a classic example of that. He only sort of manages to get his life back together again after -- you know, not only he talked about his mother but even thinking about his mother.

And actually there's another interview that come out today where Prince William says we have to end the stiff upper elite culture which of course is epitomizer by the royals not talking about their emotions.

CHURCH: Indeed. It is a critical conversation and just we will be watching to see where this goes. Max Foster, joining us from London to explain all that. We appreciate it. Thanks, Max.

And staying in the race. Fifty years later, the first woman to run the Boston marathon run sits again. But this time it's different. We'll explain when we come back.


PEDRAM JAVAHERI, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri with you on CNN Weather Watch. Scattered storms widespread across the south here from searching out

of areas of Texas into parts of the Carolinas. Again, watching this over the couple of days and we take some of the stronger storms who want to push up a little farther out towards the east.

So, around Jackson, Baton Rouge, work your way out towards New Orleans could see some of the heavy rainfall, Houston as well, a concern there for flooding over this region.

But notice going to be rather scattered from San Antonio all the way out there towards parts of central and eastern Tennessee there with wet weather expected. Also watching a couple of storms. Look at this, particular one very symmetrical feature beginning to push in towards the Western U.S. And a lot of wet weather even as far as south as say, Santa Maria, Obispo, San Luis of California.

The higher elevations continue to see record amount of snow fall come down. And temps in San Fran about 19 degrees, same score out of Los Angeles. Denver, pushing up close to 30. New York City, a sunny day, a very comfortable day at 16 degrees expected across that region.

Belize City looking at the upper 20's. Managua about 34, and Mexico City some much deserve rainfall coming in around 21 degrees in the forecast there. Across South America, Lima looking at temps around 27 with partly cloudy skies.

And if you have a weather photograph you'd like to share with us we'd love to get it out on the air at any social media platform of your choice. Just put on the hash tag CNN weather.

CHURCH: It's been an amazing start for the "Fate of the Furious," the eight installment in the muscle car movie franchise starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson broke new ground at the Box Office over the weekend. The film gross more than $532 million in ticket sales, that's the biggest global opening ever for a film besting the previous record holder "Star Wars the Force Awakens."

And out of more than 60 international markets the country with the biggest ticket sales was China with more than $190 million. Universal has announced that a ninth and tenth installments are in the works. So, how are these films becomes such a Box Office mash? Frank Pallota explains.


VIN DIESEL, ACTOR: Let's go for a little ride.


FRANK PALLOTA, CNN MEDIA REPORTER: The "Fast and the Furious" franchise. Everyone knows the deal. Expensive cars, big muscle and scenes like this. In fact, we're so familiar? One might say we're family.


DIESEL: Family.







PALLOTA: With the franchise on its eight installment of "fate of the Furious" the formula seems to be working. One of the main factors keeping audiences coming back for the last 16 years - diversity. Its cast is diverse and that's how it become a big hit with people from different backgrounds.

Just look at how furious compares to other 2015 releases. Like "Jurassic World" and "Star Wars the Force Awaken." That diverse audience is also really big.


JOHNSON: We're going to need a bigger truck.


PALLOTA: The franchise is earning $4 billion at the Box Office worldwide with more to come. Initially the movies were release in the summer, but lately, Universal has mostly moved the series to a less crowded April release where the films have thrived. Three "fast and Furious" films are in the top five for biggest April opening ever.

Now this has become a larger trend in Hollywood with traditional summer blockbusters being released throughout the year. And if you think the "Fast and Furious" is popular in America, that's nothing compared to the ticket sales overseas.


DIESEL: Home sweet home, giving more reason to stay.


PALLOTA: Foreign markets have becoming increasingly more important to Hollywood, especially China. And the "Fast and Furious" franchise has done a great job translating its popularity to that market which has become the second biggest in the world.


DIESEL: Winning is winning.


PALLOTA: The series is well-known for its exotic locale. And in the eighth installment it's going to some brand new locations like Cuba and New York City. The money on these films keeps rolling in, and even after all the sequels there's still plenty left in the tent for the series with the ninth and the tenth installment already in the works.


[03:55:03] UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That should be interesting.


PALLOTA: Plenty for the friends of the "Fast and the Furious."


DIESEL: I don't have friends. I've got family. (END VIDEO CLIP)

PALLOTA: Yes, Vin, we know.

CHURCH: Yes, we do. Well, she was the very first woman to run the Boston marathon, now 50 years later, she's done i again. Kathrine Switzer just 20 years old when a race official try to take her number and throw her out at the 1967 Boston marathon. She wore that same number 261 on Monday when she took to the streets to a very different reception.


KATHRINE SWITZER, BOSTON MARATHON WINNER: it was like night and day, you know, that was -- that was a mixed response, although the men race in 1967 were absolutely wonderful. Mixed response from obviously officials and from expectators.

But today, I've got to tell you it was one of the most gratifying emotional experiences I've ever had. Millions of people -- well, million anyway, lining the course and shouting my name. They all knew who I was, they all had signs to say "261 fearless, we're with you all the way." Women equality is fantastic. It was really a wonderful moment.


CHURCH: Isn't she fabulous?

And finally, we know President Trump has a lot on his mind but there's one very important tradition you can't forget. Put your right hand over your heart during the national anthem. He needed a little nudge from First Lady Melania to remember that on Monday. This was at the White House Easter roll events. And notice their son Barron he was right on cue with mom, but dad just needed a little reminder, nudge, nudge, wink wins saying them all.

Thanks for your company, everyone. I'm Rosemary Church. Remember to connect with me any time on Twitter. I want to hear from you.

The news continues with our Max Foster in London.

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