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A lot of stories from women not necessarily Rowanna Brewer Lane, but many of the others who worked for him told similar stories how this is a guy you work for as long as you can give him what he wants, whether it's companionship, friendship or make money for him, then he treats you very well but the moment that seizes, he treats you very badly.

He's demeaning. He's -- basically his behavior is detestable and criticizes your periods as a woman and behavior. This is the Donald Trump who I think we've come to know in his public statements about women.

VAUSE: You can't sue if you don't like the story at the end of the day. "The New York Times" is standing by the story. The reporters who wrote this story explained to CNN exactly what they were trying to do.

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MICHAEL BARBARO, REPORTER, "THE NEW YORK TIMES": The big picture is we're talking about a pattern of behavior, the way Donald Trump interacts privately with women. The world knows how Donald Trump talks to a woman or about a woman from a stage or podium or the Howard Stern show.

Our goal was to pull back and say how does he interact in the office with someone who is dating or trying to date and that's the purpose of our story and why Megan and I spoke to dozens of women that walked us through those interactions and frequently, that was a power dynamic at play, which we think is worth understanding, as well.

[01:30:12] This is a very wealthy man with a lot of connections and influence and it's something I think hovered over a lot of these interactions.

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VAUSE: This problem with this controversy plays into Trump's strength, the liberal media are out to get me and tell lies.

MICHAEL HILTZIK, COLUMNIST, LOS ANGELES TIMES: I think basically they gave Trump an opening and I think they led with one of their weaker anecdotes. It you drill down into the story you saw a lot of reporting on behavior that was detestable, demeaning to women. If you gave somebody like Donald Trump a small opening, he'll drive a truck through it. He's done that. I think he's managed for his own supporters to have discredited the story. But I don't think the story in discredited. I think it accurately supported as the reporter said the description of the way he behaves and conforms with the way he behaves and treats women in public and on the campaign trail.

VAUSE: Michael, thank you for coming in. And appreciate you talking about what is an on going story and was highly critical story of Donald Trump and one he of usually did not like.

Appreciate it.

We'll take a short break. When we come back, how doctors in the U.S. could some day help wounded veterans.

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[01:34:56] VAUSE: Thanks for staying with us, everyone. You're watching CNN NEWSROOM, live from Los Angeles. I'm John Vause, with the headlines this hour.

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VAUSE: Doctors call it a surgical milestone, the first successful penis transplant in the United States. The patient is recovering after the 15-hour procedure. Doctors are confident he'll regain full function.

WCBB's Doug Meyhem (ph) has the story.

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DOUG MEYHAM (ph), REPORTER, WCBB: 64-year-old Thomas Manning suffered a work accident and enduring genitalia cancer. He thought his future was bleak, until this first-in-the-nation penile transplant. Mr. Manning is reportedly out of bed this morning and doctors say he's progressing forward towards a path towards recovery.

UNIDENTIFIED DOCTOR: He's emotionally doing amazing. I'm really impressed with how well he's handling things. His outlook is he wants to share this technology with others that need it.

MEYHAM (ph): Because of the location of the loss, many survivors say they suffer in silence now through this ground-breaking procedure, doctors here, their aim is three-fold.

Number-one, reconstruct a natural appearing genital and, two, reestablish urinary function and continenity of the urinary tract and, three, potentially achieving sexual function.

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VAUSE: Around the world, doctors have only performed this type of transplant once before, once in China that failed, and South Africa that resulted in the birth of a healthy baby last year.

Dr. Curtis is a leader of the surgical team in Boston, which performed this latest historic operation, and he's with us now.

Dr. Curtis Cetrulo, congratulations to you, your team and, of course, your patient Thomas Manning. What's the prognosis? Is he expected to regain full function?

DR. CURTIS CETRULO, LEADER OF SURGICAL TEAM: The goals first are to restore external genitals and urinary function, a couple weeks away and next is achieving sexual function and that will take time for the nerves to grow back but we're very hopeful that will work. He's doing well so far. He's got a great attitude, a positive person and a positive patient. We couldn't ask for more as doctors for a patient. We're very hopeful.

VAUSE: Have you learned enough now for this procedure for you to consider it safe and effective?

CETRULO: You know, it's ongoing. We're cautiously optimistic. Certainly uncharted waters we're in but we're hopeful we can achieve success in the procedures and extend them to younger patients and particularly wounded warriors. That's been the goal from the start is to restore men and women, mostly men who have been given the ultimate sacrifice in combat and lost genital and urinary tissue and we hope to eventually restore that tissue in those patients.

VAUSE: For many soldiers out there and many U.S. Veterans who are listening to this news today, this gives them the kind of hope which I guess they haven't really had up until this point. The big question is how long before those soldiers may be available -- or this procedure will be available for wounded soldiers?

CETRULO: Well, I think we have to proceed cautiously and do it a couple cases at a time but I'm hopeful soon. This is a devastating problem for these young warriors and they have -- they are very despondent and some have even tried this take lives. We have a way to make it happen and we'll do it as soon as we can.

VAUSE: You say this is a complicated procedure. Can you liken it to any procedure which is all most routine now? Is there any way to compare this maybe a hand transplant or anything along those lines?

[01:39:57] CETRULO: Yeah, that's a great question. I mean, we have the abilities from a surgical standpoint to make the routine operation. We have to learn more about the immunology and make sure the protocols are safe and that. But I think it's something that's certainly within our wheelhouse and obtainable in the short term, so we're hopeful and but as I said, it's uncharted waters for us so we need to make sure we can manage the issues of rejection as well as we can with a hand or face. Until we have a little more data and a little more cases from which to draw our experiences from, we won't really know that answer but I think our experiences as surgeons let us know that this is possible and I hopefully, we can make it a success and then broaden the application to many more patients.

VAUSE: As far as Mr. Manning is concerned, will he have to take drugs for the rest of his life so the body doesn't reject the transplant?

CETRULO: Yes, that's a great question. He absolutely will and he's committed to that and that's sort of part of the equation for us. I mean, technically, we can to these operations we think very successfully but the bigger hurdle is getting rid of those drugs that cause -- that are need to prevent rejection and our lab is working hard to eliminate the problem. That's the second part of the equation. We need to make sure it works surgically first and then we can move onto the problem.

VAUSE: Mr. Manning seems to be incredibly great patient. He has gone public and wants to remove the stigma. How important is that?

CETRULO: He's a wonderful guy and, you know, he's a pioneer and we're grateful that he's been so willing to share his experiences and really share his pain. Even before this transplant, he was -- he counseled other patients and he wants to do so more and he's so patriotic, he wants to make sure this works for young wounded warriors and we're grateful he's that way and we're hopeful that this procedure that we're working on, which we're learning as we go along in a way, works for him. We're in this together. We all want the same end point and I think we're, you know, hopefully we can get there.

VAUSE: OK. Doctor, congratulations and we wish you the very best.

CETRULO: Thank you very much.

VAUSE: The U.S. is advising Americans not to go to North Korea, not that they recommended it in the first place. Why the State Department upped the travel warning, when we come back.

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[01:45:53] VAUSE: The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning, not an out-right ban. Concern is growing after a series of recent weapons tests.

Details from Brian Todd.

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BRIAN TODD, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): America and its allies gearing up to defend against Kim Jong-Un's aggressive missile threat. U.S. and South Korean officials tell CNN American warships will join to conduct missile drills. South Korea's defense ministry says the warships won't be targeting a missile fired. According to media reports they're be trapping a plane standing in for a missile, sharing intelligence on its direction and trajectory, perfecting their capability if Kim attacks.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If one of them detects a missile launch, they could past it off to the other country if it's headed their way.

TODD: Analysts say this is a clear response to Kim's aggressive nuclear and missile tests. He detonated a nuclear bomb in January, test launched a long-range rocket, and lat month fired a missile off a submarine, and blasted a medium-range missile off a mobile launcher, a test that has experts worried.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: With this truck, this missile has mobility. North Korea can take it to multiple locations and launch practically undetected. TODD: A key question now, if Kim launches multiple missiles, could the U.S. and allies shoot them down.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: With one or two or three, we have greater confidence but with a greater number, a greater saturation it becomes obviously more difficult.

TODD: That's just the threat from longer-range missiles. The most immediate threat to South Korea and the 28,500 American troops there is Kim Jong-Un's artillery and short-range missiles, which wouldn't be detected in advance.

GEN. JAMES "SPIDER" MARKS, CNN MILITARY ANALYST: There is a no warning scenario that keeps everybody at wake. There is little you can do than maintain a strong intelligence picture.

TODD: As the military stand off simmers with North Korea, diplomatic tensions escalate. The State Department issues a pointed warning to Americans, don't travel to North Korea.

(on camera): The State Department is so frustrated with Americans going to North Korea and getting in trouble the warning comes with a list details of things Americans can do that will get them arrested, showing disrespect to Kim Jong-Un or his father or grandfather, any religious activities, taking pictures where you shouldn't, going shopping where you shouldn't. And in a clear reference to the case of a detained student, the State Department warns you can be arrested for removing or tampering with political signs.

Brian Todd, CNN, Washington.

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VAUSE: And we'll take a short break. When we come back, Amazon's Echo device, artificial intelligence which could be creating new concerns about privacy.

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[01:52:44] VAUSE: Welcome back, everybody. Tech giant Amazon is pretty much into everything, including artificial intelligence with a new device called Echo.

Here is Samuel Burke.

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SAMUEL BURKE, CNN DIGITAL CORRESPONDENT: Alexa, what time is it?

ALEXA: The time is 1:24.

BURKE: Alexa, what is the meaning of life? ALEXA: The meaning of life depends on the life in question.

BURKE: Alexa, turn the lights on.

(voice-over): Apple has Siri, Google has those voice assistant within your phone or tablet. Also Amazon has Alexa lives in your home, dwelling in a series of Amazon devices called Echo, Wi-Fi-connected speakers with a microphone also listening for you to say the wake word.

(on camera): Alexa.

(voice-over): Amazon is making a huge push into two different market trends with this device, artificial intelligence and the Internet of things projected to be a $14 trillion market by 2022. And even though Amazon doesn't disclose sales numbers, investors are bullish on this sleeper hit.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Alexa, alarm off.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What is interesting about this product is that Apple doesn't have one of these yet. There is rumor Google will introduce theirs in the next month or so and Apple may end up doing something like this but if this is the first truly smart home hub we've seen that people are using and getting great reviews and makes sense.

BURKE: What is unique about the Echo is you don't have to be nearby for it to hear you. You can be in another part of the House and it will still pick up your voice.

(on camera): Alexa, who won the Warriors game last night?

ECHO: Last night the Warriors beat the Trailblazers, 125 to 121.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's making the home and the family more acquainted with everything Amazon offers and that's where the opportunity is.

BURKE: Alexa, I want to hear some ColdPlay songs.

ECHO: Shuffling ColdPlay.

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BURKE: Just like Amazon's other hardware products, they are always trying to entice you to pay for prime.

Alexa, turn the volume up.

(SINGING)

[01:54:59] BURKE (voice-over): Placing an Internet-connected microphone in the middle of your house may leave some with privacy concerns. Microsoft says it will only work if you say Alexa, and a light indicates it's all ears. A curious reporter with Gizmoto asked if the FBI ever wiretapped. The FBI would not confirm or deny. Amazon told CNN it doesn't comment on speculation. And instead of apps, Amazon says the Echo has skills and services from companies like Uber, Smart Home Devices and news updates from CNN.

(on camera): Alexa, who is CNN's Samuel Burke?

ALEXA: Sorry, I can't find the answer to the question I heard.

BURKE: Clearly, artificial intelligence still has a ways to go.

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VAUSE: The most disturbing thing about that report is he listens to ColdPlay.

You're watching CNN NEWSROOM, live from Los Angeles. I'm John Vause.

The news continues with Rosemary Church and Errol Barnett right after this

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[02:00:01] ERROL BARNETT, CNN ANCHOR: Donald Trump is accusing "The New York Times" of libel, after a damning report of his treatment of women.

(Byline: John Vause, Brian Todd, Samuel Burke, Errol Barnett, Sara Murray, Don Riddell, Jeff Zeleny)

(Guest: Michael Hiltzik, Doug Meyham, Curtis Cetrulo, Gina Loudon, Wendy Greuel)

(High: Donald Trump's ex-girlfriend says "The New York Times" misquoted her, and now "The New York Times" is defending its story on the GOP presumptive nominee and his treatment of women in the past, with "The Times" saying "none of the facts are in dispute," and now Trump is thinking of suing. Doctors call it a surgical milestone, the first successful penis transplant in the United States, and the patient is recovering after the 15-hour procedure and doctors are confident he'll regain full function. The U.S. is advising Americans not to go to North Korea, and concern is growing after a series of recent weapons tests, and as the military stand off simmers with North Korea, diplomatic tensions escalate, and the U.S. State Department issues a pointed warning to Americans, don't travel to North Korea, and the State Department is so frustrated with Americans going to North Korea and getting in trouble, the warning comes with a list details of things Americans can do that will get them arrested. Tech giant Amazon is pretty much into everything, including artificial intelligence called Echo, which could be creating new concerns about privacy.)

(Spec: Donald Trump; Women; "The New York Times"; Thomas Manning; Health and Medicine; North Korea; Kim Jong-Un; Weapons; Nuclear Weapons; U.S. State Department; Travel; Amazon; Echo; Technology; Asia; World Affairs; Politics; Government)

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