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CNN's national correspondent, Polo Sandoval, has more on the story.

Polo, some progress about charges here. What do we know about the man charged in connection with the murders?

POLO SANDOVAL, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, that arrest made, Jim, about 48 hours after the bodies of these two women were found in their home. I asked investigators if they have any reason to believe that either one of these women knew Sanders but they wouldn't say. Law enforcement says only a vehicle appears to have been taken from the home of the victims. It was later left behind, leaving many people in central Mississippi to question if robbery was even a motive in the brutal killings of two nuns who served their communities as nurses.


SISTER PAULA MERRILL, ST. FRANCIS: Margaret and I have worked together for many years. We just see patients and do what needs to be done.

SISTER MARGARET HELD, ST. FRANCIS: This is one of the poorest counties in all of Mississippi. It rivals the bottom place in all sorts of statistics.

SANDOVAL (voice-over): Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, Catholic nuns and nurse practitioners, were found stabbed to death in their rural Mississippi home on Thursday. Police say there was evidence of a break-in. A car that belonged to one of the victims was found on an abandoned road less than a mile from their home.

This morning, 46-year-old Rodney Earl Sanders is under arrest, facing two counts of capital murder. Police say he was identified early in the investigation as a person of interest. After what they call an exhaustive interview, he was charged. Authorities have not revealed the motive of the killings or discussed a possible relationship between Sanders and the nuns, but they do say, quote, "This heinous crime has been solved."

DAVID MERRILL, VICTIM'S NEPHEW: It's sad that people come to this, whatever motivates them. My aunt and sister, Margaret, they lived their lives to try to make the world better for the people who have nothing.

SANDOVAL: Those in the community who knew the two nuns described them as outgoing, compassionate, and always willing to lend a helping hand.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Everybody was in same in their eyes. All you had to do is go to them, ask them for help, and they help any way that they can. It really pained the community.


SANDOVAL: And in that community, the clinic that both sisters worked at is now without their primary caregivers. Members of the central Mississippi community will come together to honor the legacies of both Sister Merrill and Sister Held in the coming days. They are each described as outgoing and very compassionate.

SCIUTTO: Such a senseless murder.

Polo Sandoval, thanks very much.

"Heartbreaking" is how the U.S. surgeon general is describing a sudden frightening spike in heroin overdoses in several states across the country. In Ohio, there have been nearly 90 overdoses in just the last week, and there have been another 12 in Indiana, and in West Virginia 28 people overdosed within just a four-hour period. The U.S. surgeon general talked about the crisis on CNN this morning.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DR. VIVEK MURTHY, U.S. SURGEON GENERAL: The opioid epidemic in America is one of the most urgent threats we're facing and it's important for us to do everything we can to address it. I've seen this problem, as a doctor practicing medicine in Boston, having cared for many patients dealing with addiction, but also as surgeon general, as I traveled across the country and met with families who tell me that they got started in many cases on the road to addiction with the simple prescription for pain medications after an injury.


[15:44:52] SCIUTTO: A real problem across the country. The epidemic prompted the surgeon general to do something he's never done before, reach out to every doctor in the country. He's urging physicians to rethink the way they prescribe potentially addictive pain killers. He's asking them to screen their patients for addiction in advance.

Back now to the campaign trail, where this addiction problem has also been an issue, a company in the spotlight after Donald Trump called it out for closing down a U.S. plant and sending jobs to Mexico. Why it's now closing and how workers feel about Trump's comments.

But first, in a country that is struggling to fight terrorism, something as simple as medical care is almost nonexistent. Today's "CNN Hero," wants to change that. Umra Omar founded safari doctors to reach people in remote areas of


UMRA OMAR (ph), CNN HERO: We have about six villages that have absolutely zero access to health care. When an individual is in a remote area and has an absolute emergency, it's considered a matter of destiny.

I feel like there's no purpose if you don't challenge your comfort zone and do something that's a little bit bigger than who you are.


SCIUTTO: Someone making a difference. To find out more about her story and nominate a "CNN Hero," please go to


[15:50:23] SCIUTTO: In this week's "American Opportunity," we head to Indiana where Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, made headlines when he called out the air-conditioning manufacturer, Carrier, for its plans to close its Indianapolis plant and ship those jobs to Mexico.

Cristina Alesci looks deeper into why the company is leaving, and where workers fall on the issue.


UNIDENTIFIED CARRIER REPRESENTATIVE: It became clear that the best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long term is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico.


UNIDENTIFIED CARRIER EMPLOYEE: They are taking our livelihoods away. Just shock. Shock and awe. And confusion. Upset. I've been there 14 jeers.

CHRISTINA ALESCI, CNN MONEY CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): T.J. works for Carrier, which makes heating and cooling equipment. The company announced it was moving jobs to Mexico where minimum wage is about $4 a day.

CHUCK JONES, PRESIDENT, UNITED STEELWORKERS LOCAL, 1999: The trade bill that is directly influenced on this Carrier move is NAFTA, which was put in by President Bill Clinton.

ALESCI: Why do you think Carrier made the decision now?

JONES: The shareholders were having a hard time with the profits that they were getting.

ALESCI: This is all driven by what?

JONES: Corporate agreed and unfair trade.

ALESCI (voice-over): Let's take those one at a time. First, unfair trade. A rallying cry of Donald Trump's campaign.

DONALD TRUMP, (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: The single worst trade deal ever done. It's called NAFTA.

ALESCI: Business researcher, Carol Rogers, says it's not that simple.

(on camera): Can we change the free trade agreement?

CAROL ROGERS, BUSINESS RESEARCHER: I don't think so. That's cutting off your knows despite your face because we are going to be able to sell our stuff out the United States.

ALESCI: So Donald Trump is wrong?

ROGERS: I think so, yes.

ALESCI (voice-over): She's points to the numbers. Exports from Indiana have doubled in 20 years, even when adjusting for inflation. That's more than 10 percent of the state's economy. Plus, all the jobs the exports support. Indiana's biggest customers, Canada and Mexico.

Free trade advocates argue that you want to be selling to billions of people around the world, not just the 320 million customers in the U.S.

JENNIFER RUMSEY, EXECUTIVE: International business is actually an important part of American businesses being successful.

ALESCI: Jennifer Rumsy is an executive Cummins, a major manufacturer and employer in the state.

DARREN WILDMAN, SEYMOUR CUMMINS PLANT MANAGER: Labor is only one element of any manufacturing cost. What is your quality, what is your efficiency rate? We can't compete with that hourly rate. No point suggesting that we could.

ALESCI: Bottom line, America has to be innovative. The country can't compete on wages alone. That means giving up certain jobs. The benefit should be cheaper goods.

JONES: I haven't seen where it makes the goods cheaper. The companies are making more profit.

ALESCI: So is it the trade deals or corporate greed that's behind Carrier's moving jobs to Mexico?

The business unit that includes Carrier had an operating profit of must under $3 billion in 2015. And when "CNN Money" asked Carrier about the move, the company provided this statement: "We must continue to protect our business in a relentless competitive global marketplace."

And to soften the blow, the company plans to present a slew of retraining and education opportunities for the workers losing their jobs.

Chuck isn't convinced.

JONES: What they ain't telling you is some of the qualifications on some of the jobs they are creating is you have to be able to say, "Do you want french fries with that."

ALESCI: And that's what a lot of this comes down too, wages. How will working people in America make more money? And how does America ensure that everyone gets some benefit out of globalization?

UNIDENTIFIED CARRIER EMPLOYEE: When we vote, when we go out and vote, we have to vote for our jobs.

JONES: People get caught up on issues, guns, God, and gays.

TRUMP: Believing in God, so important.

ALESCI: These guys are voting with their wallets.

UNIDENTIFIED CARRIER EMPLOYEE: He said I'm going to do this, I'm going to do that. You didn't really tell me how. I mean, you say all this stuff about jobs. But I mean, this guy is an entertainer. He is a clown.

ALESCI: Cristina Alesci, "CNN Money," Indianapolis.

(END VIDEOTAPE) SCIUTTO: Good look into a big issue in this election.

Donald Trump also in the middle another Twitter controversy. Coming up, the backlash to his tweets today about the shooting death of Dwyane Wade's cousin, Nykea Aldridge in Chicago.

Plus, we are also watching for Donald Trump to speak at a rally in Iowa.

You are live in the CNN NEWSROOM.


SCIUTTO: Recovering from painful back surgery drove one man to make a big life change. He became an obstacle course racer.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta has that story in this week's "Fit Nation."




[13:35:36] DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: Meet Miguel Medina. He's a professional obstacle course racer.

MIGUEL MEDIAN, PROFESSIONAL OBSTACLE COURSE RACER: You kind of get addicted to it. There's nothing like it.

GUPTA: It wasn't always easy for Medina to compete. As a teenager, he was diagnosed with congenital spinal stenosis, a debilitating back condition that required surgery.

MEDINA: The whole idea behind pain showing you a lesson, it's true. I knew at that point I needed to change almost everything about my life. I needed to be able to move, to run, to be free, you know.

GUPTA: Now Media is one of obstacles course racing's top athletes.

MEDINA: I'm training for the Montreal ultra beast. It's like an ultra marathon with obstacles on a ski slope.

GUPTA: For an elite competitor, like Medina, the race takes seven to nine hours to finish. 45 minutes into the race, he stumbled and sprained his ankle. But like he did years ago, when he clawed his way back from surgery, Medina pushed through the pain.

MEDINA: The only way I was not going to get that medal is if I couldn't finish. But I would have been on my hands and knees of I had to, to keep going.



(Byline: Jim Sciutto, Polo Sandoval, Cristina Alesci, Sanjay Gupta, Sunlen Serfaty, Jeffrey Lord, Ryan Lizza, Arwa Damon)

(Guest: Kathy Obradovich, A. Scott Bolden)

(High: Any minute now, Donald Trump will speak at a motorcycle rally in Iowa, but will the Republican presidential candidate mention his controversial tweet on the fatal shooting of NBA super star Dwyane Wade's cousin, and Trump has been courting African-American voters all week and faces a social media backlash amid suggestions his tweet politicizes the tragic death of a young mother, Nykea Aldridge, Chicago Bulls Guard Dwyane Wade's first cousin, who shot while pushing her baby in a stroller down a Chicago street Friday, caught in the crossfire, and this morning, Trump tweeted, quote, "Dwyane Wade's cousin was just killed walking her baby in Chicago, just what I was saying, African-Americans will vote Trump," and Twitter erupted, and five hours later, Trump tweeted a softer follow up: "My condolences to Dwyane Wade and his family on the loss of Nykea Aldridge. They are in my thoughts and prayers." Donald Trump is in Iowa this afternoon and he's expected to speak at any moment at an event sponsored by Republican Senator Joni Ernst, and Trump lost the Iowa caucuses, the very first, to rival Ted Cruz back in February, so what does Trump need to say today to win over more voters there? In Mississippi, Rodney Earl Sanders has been charged in connection with the stabbing deaths of two nuns, and police found the bodies of Paula Merrill and Margaret Held in a home they shared in Mississippi on Thursday, and both women are nurse practitioners well known for their charity work around the state. "Heart breaking" is how the U.S. surgeon general is describing a sudden frightening spike in heroin overdoses in states across the country, and in Ohio, there have been nearly 90 overdoses in just the last week, and there have been another 12 in Indiana, and in West Virginia 28 people overdosed within just a four-hour period. In Indiana, Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, made headlines when he called out the air-conditioning manufacturer, Carrier, for its plans to close its Indianapolis plant and ship those jobs to Mexico, and a deeper look why the company is leaving, and where workers fall on the issue.)

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