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PAUL: And Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, opening up about the death of her husband, and learning to cope with grief.



PAUL: Forty-one minutes past the hour, and this is new for you this morning. A powerful moving speech from Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg to Berkeley graduates. She spoke for the first time about her husband's death, her grief, and about resilience.


SHERYL SANDBERG, FACEBOOK CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER: But I'm not going to tell you today what I learned in life. Today, I'm going to try to tell you what I learned in death. I've not spoken about this publicly before and it is hard. But I promise not to blow my nose on this beautiful Berkeley rose.

One year and 13 days ago, I lost my husband, Dave. His death was sudden and unexpected. We were in Mexico, celebrating a friend's 50th birthday party. I took a nap. He went to work out. What followed was the unthinkable.

I walked into a gym to find him lying on the floor. I flew home to tell my children that their father was gone. I watched his casket being lowered into the ground. For many months afterwards and at many times since, I was swallowed in the deep fog of grief, what I think of as the void. An emptiness that fills your heart and your lungs, constricts your ability to think or even to breathe.

Dave's death changed me in very profound ways. I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, find the surface, and breathe again.


PAUL: Really strong woman there, isn't she? Sandberg's husband, Dave Goldberg, as you heard there, died suddenly last May when they were on vacation in Mexico.

BLACKWELL: President Obama is enlisting some superstar power in the fight against drug abuse. Mr. Obama teamed up with rapper Macklemore yesterday, for his weekly White House address. They tackled one of the issues plaguing the country, one we've discussed on this show and across the network, opioid addiction.


MACKLEMORE, RAPPER: Hey, everybody. I'm here with President Obama because I take this personally.

I abused prescription drugs and I have battled addiction. If I hadn't gotten the help that I needed when I needed it, I definitely would not be here today. And I want to help others facing the same challenges than I did. BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Drug overdose has now taken (ph) more lives every year than traffic accidents.

Deaths from opioid overdoses have tripled since 2000. A lot of time, they're from legal drugs prescribed about a doctor. So addiction doesn't always start in some dark alley -- it often starts in a medicine cabinet.


BLACKWELL: Well, you've heard part of the message there, and they say that also the president here calling on Congress to pass a $1.1 billion funding package as part of his budget to offer treatment to people addicted to opioids.

PAUL: Wondering what you think about this. Legendary anchor Tom Brokaw said something about the University of Alabama that had a lot of people talking this morning.


TOM BROKAW, FORMER NBC NEWS ANCHOR: If I were speaking at Alabama, I would have to use slower words and shorter sentences.




PAUL: Oh, as you know, it is graduation season, which means massive (ph) celebrities giving advice to new grads.

BLACKWELL: Yes. Some speeches are inspiring, some not so much. Some are unforgettable. Andy Scholes is here with a couple of those.

ANDY SCHOLES, CNN SPORTS ANCHOR: Yes. Good morning guys. You know the schools trying to bring in the big names to share their wisdom with all these students on graduation day.

Well, Ole Miss had former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw deliver the commencement address yesterday for their graduation. And he wasn't actually afraid to take a shot at one of the school's biggest rivals in his speech. Take a listen.


BROKAW: I'm so relieved to be speaking to a graduating class from Ole Miss, if I were speaking at Alabama, I would have to use smaller words and shorter sentences.



SCHOLES: Got lots of laughs in the crowd, but I'm sure there were some Alabama, I mean, it is not far, Alabama people in the crowd, saying whatever, roll tide.

BLACKWELL: You have got to play to the audience in front of you. You got to play the majority there.

PAUL: Yes --


SCHOLES: They loved it. Now another commencement address -- speech Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. He was at his alma mater, speaking to the grads at the University of Wisconsin.

The former Badgers had some sage advice for the 5,500 new graduates there.


RUSSELL WILSON, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS QUATERBACK: If you're dating a woman that's way out of your league, ask her to marry you. If you can throw a football 80 yards, for some reason, people think that's pretty cool. And if you're playing New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, and you've got 26 seconds left and you're down by four, and it's second and goal on the one-yard line, try not to throw an interception.


SCHOLES: Good thing he can laugh about that now...

PAUL: Yes.

SCHOLES: ... because it wasn't so funny just a couple of years ago.

BLACKWELL: They laughed. I still think he feels something there.

SCHOLES: The crowd laughed.

PAUL: (INAUDIBLE). That would be your (ph) moment, you know.

SCHOLES: Maybe that's his inner therapy, just saying it over and over again.


BLACKWELL: Talk about it.


PAUL: I'm still trying to figure out how the dating thing came in (INAUDIBLE).

BLACKWELL: Oh, he is marrying Ciara. Yes.

PAUL: Oh, that's --


SCHOLES: Yes. So I'm guessing he feels...

PAUL: Thank you.

SCHOLES: ... that she is out of his league even though he's a superstar millionaire quarterback.

PAUL: All right. Thank you (INAUDIBLE) this morning. Thank you, Andy.


BLACKWELL: All right, so we know beer comes in bottles...

PAUL: Yes.

BLACKWELL: ... and cans and barrels, but there's a town in Belgium. And if there is any town in which this should happen, it should be in Belgian. Transporting beer in pipes.


ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: A two-mile long beer pipe, underground. And this is where it begins.



BLACKWELL: Justin Timberlake there debuting his new song "Can't Stop the Feeling." This is at Eurovision. The longest running annual international TV song competition, which I learned this morning. I guess there are many shows in that category. He was performing as a noncompetitor obviously.

PAUL: I would think so.


BLACKWELL: I think he has the career. It turned out to be a politically charged night, though.

PAUL: Ukraine (INAUDIBLE) won the contest with a controversial song "1944." This is a song about the deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union on orders of Joseph Stalin. And Russian state media was quick to slam the song, calling it anti-Russian.

Timberlake there tweeted her -- #CantStopTheFeeling #Eurovision congrats @jamala #Ukraine.


BLACKWELL: OK. So we've of course heard of oil pipelines.

PAUL: Of course.

BLACKWELL: We've talked them about them on this show and the proposed to build some here in the country, gas pipelines as well. But have you ever heard of a beer pipeline?

PAUL: Yes, you heard it. A beer pipeline is being built in a Belgian town to transport beer from a local brewery directly to the bottling plant. CNN's Erin McLaughlin has the details.


MCLAUGHLIN (voice-over): Bruges, Belgium, this medieval town is a tourist haven known as one of the best places to drink Belgian beer, but not much of it is made here anymore. Most of them breweries are long gone, except for De Halve Maan, the only one left within the town's walls.

MCLAUGHLIN (on camera); But this brewery had a big problem. The streets in town are simply too small to accommodate the large tanker trucks required to transport the beer from the brewery to the bottling plant, so the solution is right over here. A two-mile long beer pipe underground, and this is where it begins.

MCLAUGHLIN (voice-over): For 160 years, Xavier Vanneste's family has been brewing beer within the walls of Bruges. The problem started back in 2010 when the brewery moved its bottling facility out of the town, creating a bottle of neck of beer trucks. He says this is the best way to keep the family tradition growing.

XAVIER VANNESTE, DE HALVE MAAN BREWERY: I think we are the very first ones to do this, yes.

MCLAUGHLIN: Engineers drilled through the town's canals and cobbled streets, all to lay a pipeline made of high-end plastic capable of transporting 4,000 liter of beer an hour.

MCLAUGHLIN (on camera): And how did the residents react?

VANNESTE: Well, the residents were quite enthusiastic actually. We received a lot of people spontaneously offering us to pass alongside their house. They just had one condition -- they wanted a tapping point, a private tapping point. But --

MCLAUGHLIN: Are you worried about people tapping into your pipeline?

VANNESTE: We are pretty sure this will technically not be possible.

MCLAUGHLIN (voice-over): The pipeline's popularity gave Vanneste an idea -- crowd fund the project's $4.5 million price tag. He came up with a scheme to exchange donations for beer.

Local restaurateur Philippe Le Loup gave over $11,000, and now gets free beer for life.

PHILIPPE LE LOUP, POULES MOULES RESTAURANT: I like the beer. I drink it every day, but it is more for the friendship.

MCLAUGHLIN: And there is nothing like good friends and the crisp taste of freshly brewed beer. MCLAUGHLIN (on camera): The pipeline is still under construction. The beer is expected to start flowing the beginning of summer. In the meantime, let's have a taste.

Erin McLaughlin, CNN, Burges.


BLACKWELL: Nice assignment there (ph).


PAUL: No kidding.


PAUL: So Donald Trump once again taking center stage on "Saturday Night Live."

The cast spoofing (ph) the presumptive Republican nominee after allegations that he posed as his own publicist for decades.

BLACKWELL: Yes, but he was not the only one who...


BLACKWELL: .... was getting the "SNL" treatment. The cast (INAUDIBLE) some of his former rivals who could be his running mate. Watch this.


DARRELL HAMMOND, COMEDIAN: Mr. Trump is the real life inspiration for Iron Man. Who am I? I'm his publicist, Joe Pepperoni. No, I'm not Donald Trump in disguise. This is just what classy people sound like, OK?

VANESSA BAYER, COMEDIAN: Dad, Chris Christie is here. He sort of wants to discuss potential vice-presidents. He sort of been waiting downstairs for two hours.

HAMMOND: Fine, send him in.

BOBBY MOYNIHAN, COMEDIAN: Hey, is that Joey Pepperoni I see? Seriously, though, Donald, I'm honored that you asked me to help you find your next V.P.

HAMMOND: I appreciate your help. I really do. I need someone experienced, loyal, strong.

MOYNIHAN: Yes. That sounds like somebody I know. It sounds like Chris Christie. Wait, who said that. Did you hear that? Where did that come from?

HAMMOND: Whatever.

MOYNIHAN: Yes, right.

HAMMOND: What have you got for me?

MOYNIHAN: Well, I thought one strong option could be Jeb Bush.


MOYNIHAN: OK, but seriously, what about Carly Fiorina?

HAMMOND: I do feel a kinship with Carly. She's also an outsider who ran a very unsuccessful business.

MOYNIHAN: She can help you with your women problem too. I mean, women look up to her.

HAMMOND: For what? She's a B-cup, tops.




MOYNIHAN: That is very good.

I wish I could work for somebody as funny as you some day. OK, moving on.



BLACKWELL: And moving on.

PAUL: Yes.

BLACKWELL: The show even mentioned some more controversial picks for vice presidency. I will have more on that in the next hour of NEW DAY.

PAUL: We are so grateful always to have you starting your morning with us.

BLACKWELL: Next hour starts right now.

(Byline: Maeve Reston, Fredricka Whitfield, Andy Scholes; Erin McLaughlin, Errol Louis, Ed Lavandera)

(Guest: Louis Sunshine, Evan Sigfried, Kelly Riddell)

(High: The courtship between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan that continues. They're warming to one another, but the House speaker, like many in new relationships, wants to take it slow. Search resumes for woman who fell from a Carnival Cruise ship Friday morning. Millions of dollars may be on the way to fight Zika virus. Mother of the Colorado movie theater shooter raises awareness during the Mental Health Awareness Month. Major challenges as Donald Trump courts women voters. Fredricka Whitfield interviews a former female executive on working for Donald Trump. Sheryl Sandberg opens up on husband's death. President Barack Obama enlisted Macklemore for his weekly White House Address and tackled opioid addiction. Legendary anchor Tom Brokaw slams University of Alabama. Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson gave his advice to the University of Wisconsin graduates. Justin Timberlake debuts new song at Eurovision. Jamala of Ukraine won the 2016 Eurovision competition. Russia furious over Ukraine's winning song. A beer pipeline in Bruges, Belgium is under construction to deliver beer to bottling plant. "SNL" skewers Donald Trump over publicist tapes and V.P. picks.)

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