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CBN NewsWatch: June 27, 2014

As seen on "Newswatch," June 27: Recess ruling blow to White House, win for Congress; Terrorists ID'd in Israeli teen kidnapping case; Ukraine signs trade pact with European Union; and more. Read Transcript


HELLO, EVERYONE, THANKS

SO MUCH FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN NEWS TODAY.

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

WELL, THE SUPREME COURT HAS

DEALT A MAJOR BLOW TO THE

WHITE HOUSE AND A BIG WIN

FOR CONGRESS.

THE JUSTICES SAID THE

PRESIDENT EXCEEDED HIS POWER

TO MAKE POLITICAL

APPOINTMENTS IN THE

EXECUTIVE BRANCH.

IT WAS A UNANIMOUS REBUKE BY

ALL NINE JUSTICES ON THE

BENCH.

THE RULING TAKES THE

PRESIDENT TO TASK FOR

MISYOU'V MISUSING HIS

RECESS APPOINTMENT POWERS,

IN EFFECT BY PASSING

CONGRESS TO PUT HIS PEOPLE

IN PLACE.

A BIG WIN FOR THOSE WHO

CONSIDER THIS CONGRESSIONAL

POWER MEANS SOMETHING, THAT

WE'RE NOT JUST IN A PLACE

WHERE IT IS ALL ABOUT

EXECUTIVE POWER.

George: THE COURT SAID

MR. OBAMA'S APPOINTMENTS OF

THREE INDIVIDUALS TO THE

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS

BOARD BACK IN 2012 WERE

ILLEGAL.

HE MADE THE APPOINTMENTS

DURING A THREE-DAY SENATE

BREAK, BUT THE COURT SAID

THAT WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

SINCE THE SENATE WAS NOT

ACTUALLY IN A FORMAL

RECESS.

SO A LOSS FOR THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION.

THEY FOUGHT THIS ALL THE WAY

TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT.

THEIR APPOINTMENTS WERE

INVALIDATED AS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

George: THURSDAY'S

RULING HAS ONLY FUELED

REPUBLICAN CRITICISMS THAT

THE PRESIDENT ROUTINELY

OVERSTEPS HIS POWERS AND

ACTS WITHOUT AUTHORITY FROM

LEADERS.

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

MITCHELL McCONNELL SAID IN

A STATEMENT "A UNANIMOUS

SUPREME COURT HAS REJECTED

THIS BRAZEN POWER GRAB."

SO THE PRESIDENT STILL

HAS HIS ARTICLE 2, SECTION

2, RECESS APPOINTMENT POWER,

AND SO WILL FUTURE

PRESIDENTS, BUT YOU CAN'T

START MAKING UP PHONY

RECESSES.

IT WAS A REBUKE OF WHAT THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND

PRESIDENT OBAMA WERE TRYING

TO DO.

George: IT WAS THE

13th UNANIMOUS LOSS FOR

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AT

THE SUPREME COURT IN THE

LAST TWO YEARS.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAID IT WAS

DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE

RULING, BUT VOWED THE

PRESIDENT WILL CONTINUE TO

EXERCISE HIS EXECUTIVE

AUTHORITY.

THE RULING COMES AS HOUSE

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER IS

PREPARING A LAWSUIT AGAINST

THE PRESIDENT FOR ABUSE OF

EXECUTIVE POWER.

BY THE WAY, THE PRESIDENT

WILL HAVE TO RENOMINATE

THOSE APPOINTMENTS THAT THE

COURT DECLARED INVALID.

CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS

SAY THEY HAVE FOUND E-MAILS

THAT SHOW FORMER I.R.S.

OFFICIAL LOIS LERNER ONCE

SUGGESTED A POSSIBLE AUDIT

OF REPUBLICAN SENATOR

CHARLES GRASSLEY.

LERNER GOT AN INVITATION BY

MISTAKE THAT WAS MEANT FOR

GRASSLEY.

THE ORGANIZERS APPARENTLY

OFFERED TO PAY FOR HIS WIFE

TO ATTEN ATTEND, AND

LEARNER SAID IT WASN'T QUITE

RIGHT.

BUT ANOTHER I.R.S. OFFICIAL

SAID NO.

A HUGE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS

DON'T BELIEVE THE I.R.S.

ACCIDENTALLY LOST THOUSANDS

OF E-MAILS.

THOSE MISSING E-MAILS WERE

TIED TO THE INVESTIGATION OF

THE TARGETING SCANDAL

INVOLVING TEA PARTY AND

OTHER CONSERVATIVE GROUPS.

A NEW POLL FROM FOX NEWS

SHOWS 76% BELIEVED THAT THE

E-MAILS WERE DELIBERATELY

DESTROYED.

ONLY 12% THINK THEY WERE

DESTROYED ACCIDENTALLY, AND

74% SAY THEY SHOULD

INVESTIGATE UNTIL SOMEONE IS

HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

A UNANIMOUS RULING BY THE

NATION'S HIGH COURT SEEMED

TO SHOW JUSTICES THOUGHT

OTHER-WISE.

CBN'S PAUL STRAND WAS AT THE

SUPREME COURT WHEN THE

RULING WAS ANNOUNCED.

Reporter: THE

MASSACHUSETTS BUBBLE LAW

ALLOWED PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT

ANYTHING BUT ABORTION,

WITHIN 35 FEET OF AN

ABORTION CLINIC.

ALL NINE JUSTICES STRUCK THE

LAW DOWN, SAYING IT WAS WAY

TOO MUCH OF A BURDEN ON FREE

SPEECH.

WHAT IS IN FACT THE CASE

OUTSIDE MOST ABORTION

CLINICS THESE DAYS ARE

PEOPLE WHO ARE PEACEFULLY

TRYING TO PROVIDE THE

INFORMATION AND PRAYING

OUTSIDE THE CLINICS.

Reporter: "STUDENTS FOR

LIFE" SAYS THIS IS A BIG

VICTORY FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT

TO COUNSEL WOMEN OUTSIDE OF

THE CLINICS.

THESE PEOPLE ARE THE SAME

AGE AS THE GIRL WALKING IN.

AND SHE LOOKS AT THEM AND

SAYS, WHY ARE YOU GIVING UP

YOUR SATURDAY TO BE HERE TO

HELP ME?

AND IT CAUSES THEM TO THINK,

MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING

WRONG ABOUT THIS.

Reporter: AND NOT ONLY

DID THE MASSACHUSETTS BUBBLE

ZONE VIOLATE THE RIGHTS OF

THE PRO-LIFE DEMONSTRATORS,

BUT IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE

WOMEN WHO ARE TRYING TO

DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO GET

AN ABORTION.

EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE A

POINT OF VIEW, IN THIS

COUNTRY WE GET TO EXPRESS

IT.

Reporter: REVEREND ROB

WAS IN THE COURTROOM WHEN

THE CHIEF JUSTICE ANNOUNCED

THE RULING.

SHANK SAYS THE CHIEF JUSTICE

AND COURT DISMISSED THE

ARGUMENT.

THE OTHER SIDE TRIES TO

DISPARAGE THE GOOD PEOPLE

AND MAKE THEM OUT TO BE

CRAZED MANIACS THAT ARE@H@h

VIOLENT AND@h THREATENING.

AND, IN FACT, THE SUPREME

COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

SAID NOTHING COULD BE MORE

FALSE OR LESS TRUE.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, THE SUPREME

COURT.

George: MOVING

OVERSEAS, UKRAINIAN

PRESIDENT PETRO POROSHENKO

SIGNED A PACK WITH THE

EUROPEAN UNION TODAY.

HE SAYS IT COULD BE THE MOST

IMPORTANT DAY FOR HIS

COUNTRY SINCE IT SEPARATED

FROM THE SOVIET UNION.

THE AGREEMENT UNRAVELS THE

PRECEDING PRESIDENT'S

DECISION TO NOT JOIN THE

E.U.

THAT DECISION SPARKED

NATIONWIDE PROTEST, THAT LED

TO HIS OVERTHROW AND

RUSSIA'S ANNEXATION OF

CRIMEA.

RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS ARE

STILL ACTIVE IN THE EASTERN

PART OF THAT COUNTRY.

MEANWHILE, GERMANY IS EASING

ITS IMMIGRATION RULES FOR

UKRAINIAN JEWS.

THAT COMES AFTER A REPORT OF

AN INCREASE IN ANTI-SEMITIC

SENTENCES SINCE THE VIOLENCE

BROKE OUT.

IT WILL ALSO WAIVE SOME OF

THE STRICTER APPLICATION

RULES THAT HAVE BEEN IN

PLACE SINCE 2005.

GERMANY HAD TIGHTENED ITS

REGULATIONS AFTER ALLOWING A

HUGE INFLUX OF 200,000 JEWS,

WHEN COMMUNISM FELL BACK IN

1989.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ASKING

CONGRESS FOR $500 MILLION TO

ARM AND TRAIN MODERATE SEREN

SYRIAN REBELS.

THEY ARE BATTLING BOTH THE

SYRIAN REGIME AND THE

RADICALS WHO HAVE TAKEN OVER

MUCH OF IRAQ.

THE TBRIEW GROUP IS KNOWN

AS ISIS.

ISIS IS TRYING TO CREATE AN

ISLAMIC CALIPHATE THAT SPANS

BOTH SIDES OF THE SYRIA-IRAQ

BORDER.

THE MILITARY PROGRAM WOULD

BE SUPPLEMENTED BY

$1 BILLION TO HELP SYRIA'S

NEIGHBORS DEAL WITH THE HUGE

NUMBER OF REFUGEES.

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SAYS

IRAQI INSURGENTS EXECUTED AS

MANY AS 190 CAPTIVES EARLIER

THIS MONTH.

THEIR REPORT IS BASED ON AN

ANALYSIS OF SATELLITE

IMAGERY AND GRAPHIC PHOTOS,

RELEASED BY MILITANTS FROM

THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ

AND SYRIA.

THEY SAY THE NUMBER OF

VICTIMS MUCH B MIGHT BE

MUCH HIGHER.

MEANWHILE, THOUSANDS OF

IRAQI CHRISTIANS FLED FOR

THEIR LIVES THIS WEEK.

ISIS TERROR GROUPS ARE

ATTACKING CHRISTIAN VILLAGES

AS THEY PRESS ON IN THEIR

BRUTAL ATTEMPTS TO TAKE MORE

TERRITORY.

THE REFUGEES FEAR THEY'LL

NEVER RETURN TO THEIR

HOMES.

Reporter: AT A

CHECKPOINT, BOTH CHRISTIANS

AND SHIITE MUSLIMS WARNED OF

AN ONGOING SLAUGHTER AT THE

HANDS OF ISIS.

THERE ARE EIGHT DEAD

BODIES ON THE RIVER BANKS.

NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THEY

WANT.

Reporter: 2,000

CHRISTIANS SOUGHT REFUGE IN

IRIL.

THIS MAN SAYS HE HOPES TO

LEAVE IRAQ.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE

WHO WISH TO IMMIGRATE IN

THIS SITUATION BECAUSE OUR

FUTURE IS UNKNOWN.

AND IN GENERAL, THE FUTURE

OF IRAQ IS UNKNOWN.

BUT WE, AS CHRISTIAN

MINORITY, OUR FUTURE IS EVEN

MORE UNKNOWN.

HONESTLY, WE CAN'T PREDICT

OUR FUTURE.

Reporter: IT'S A

FAMILIAR REFRAME FROM THE

CHRISTIANS WHO ARE LEFT IN

IRAQ.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HAVE

FLED THE COUNTRY SINCE THE

U.S. OUSTED SADDAM HUSSEIN

11 YEARS AGO.

WE WON'T HAVE A FUTURE

HERE IN IRAQ, NEVER.

NOUT NOW I WANT TO

IMMIGRATE TO A EUROPEAN

COUNTRY, NOW, AT THIS

MOMENT.

YES, WE'RE AFRAID FOR

CHRISTIANS.

DIFFERENT GROUPS OF

CHRISTIANS ARE TREATED

BADLY.

THEY'RE BEING DISPLACED.

Reporter: THESE

REFUGEES ARE NOW LIVING IN A

SPORTSCENTER.

OTHERS HAVE BEEN SENT TO

NEARBY SCHOOLS, SUFFERING

FROM LACK OF SLEEP AND

EXPOSURE TO HOT WEATHER.

WITH NO ONE TO DEFEND THEM,

THE SITUATION FOR CHRISTIANS

IS LIKELY TO GET MORE

DESPERATE.

THE ONLY PROTECTION FOR

THE CHRISTIANS ARE WITHIN

THE KURDISH GOVERNMENT.

OTHER PLACES ARE VERY

DANGEROUS AND THERE IS

VIOLENCE AGAINST THE

CHRISTIANS IN ALL OF IRAQ,

ESPECIALLY THE MIDDLE EAST.

Reporter: AS THE U.S.

STRUGGLES TO FIND THE

DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION TO THE

UNRAVELING IN IRAQ, THE

CHANCES ARE GOOD THAT

THOUSANDS MORE REFUGEES WILL

JOIN THOSE ALREADY IN THE

KURDISH CONTROLLED AREAS OF

THE COUNTRY'S NORTH.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

George: THANKS, JOHN.

MERIAM IBRAHIM IS FREE

AGAIN.

IBRAHIM WALKED OUT OF A

SUDANESE POLICE STATION ON

THURSDAY, CARRYING HER

INFANT DAUGHTER, HOURS AFTER

SHE WAS ORDERED RELEASE.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH

FOR MARRYING A CHRISTIAN AND

ABANDONING THE MUSLIM

FAITH.

HER SENTENCE WAS OVERTURNED,

BUT SHE WAS DETAINED AGAIN

UNDER FALSE DOCUMENTATION

ALLEGATIONS.

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SAYS SHE

HAS ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS SHE

NEEDS TO TRAVEL TO THE

UNITED STATES, BUT IT IS UP

TO THE GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN

TO ALLOW HER TO EXIT THE

COUNTRY.

COMING UP, A MOTHER'S PLEA.

HER SON AND TWO OTHERS WERE

KIDNAPPED IN THE WEST BANK

AND NOW SHE IS CALLING ON

THE U.N. TO HELP.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

SHARON PERES WAS AWARDED THE

CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL IN

A CEREMONY WITH HOUSE AND

SENATE LEADERS.

THE 90-YEAR-OLD IS MAKING

HIS FINAL FOREIGN TRIP

BEFORE LEAVING OFFICE NEXT

MONTH.

HE IS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF

THE MODERN JEWISH STATE.

HE USED THE OPPORTUNITY TO

URGE AMERICAN POLITICAL

LEADERS TO CONTINUE WORKING

WITH ISRAEL TO REACH PEACE,

STOP TERRORISM, AND END

POVERTY.

HE CONDEMNED HAMAS AND SAID

ISRAEL WILL NOT REST UNTIL

THREE TEENAGERS KIDNAPPED

FROM THE WEST BANK WILL

RETURN HOME.

TALKING ABOUT THAT DRAMA,

THE DRAMA SURROUNDING THE

KIDNAPPING OF ISRAELI

TEENAGERS BY HAMAS

TERRORISTS CONTINUES TO GRIP

ISRAEL AS THE SEARCH ENTERS

ITS THIRD WEEK.

AS JULIE STAAL REPORTS, THE

BOYS' MOTHERS ARE CALLING

FOR THE RETURN OF THEIR

SONS.

Reporter: ISRAEL'S

SECURITY AGENCY SAID ON

THURSDAY IT KNEW WITHIN 24

HOURS THAT HAMAS HAD

ABDUCTED THE THREE ISRAELI

TEENS.

A SHORT TIME AFTER THE

KIDNAPPING, I SAID THOSE WHO

PERPETRATED THIS ACTIVITY

WERE TERRORISTS OF HAMAS.

AND, INDEED, TODAY THE

SECURITY OF ISRAEL HAS

PUBLISHED THE NAMES OF TWO

OF THE PERPETRATORS OF THIS

HEINOUS CRIME.

Reporter: MARWAN AND

ABASISHA ARE KNOWN

TERRORISTS.

THEY DISAPPEARED AFTER THE

ATTACK AND ARE THE CHIEF

SUSPECTS.

THE THREE TEENS WERE WAITING

AT THIS BUS STOP FOR A RIDE

HOME.

INSTEAD, ISRAELI SECURITY

SERVICES SAY THEY WERE

PICKED UP BY THE HAMAS

TERRORISTS AND TAKEN SOUTH,

TOWARDS HEBRON.

AS THE SEARCH FOR THE TEENS

CONTINUED, NATALI'S MOTHER,

RACHEL, SPOKE ON BEHALF OF

THE OTHER MOMS AS SHE

APPEALED FOR HEALTH AT THE

U.N. IN IENNE.

> IN GENEVA.

MY SON TEXTED ME AND THEN

HE WAS GONE.

IT IS EVERY MOTHER'S

NIGHTMARE.

IT IS WRONG TO TAKE

CHILDREN, INNOCENT BOYS AND

GIRLS, AND USE THEM AS

INSTRUMENTS OF ANY

STRUGGLE.

IT IS CRUEL.

THIS COUNCIL IS CHARGED WITH

PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS.

I WISH TO ASK, DOESN'T EVERY

CHILD HAVE THE RIGHT TO COME

HOME SAFELY FROM SCHOOL?

Reporter: THE OTHER

MOMS ARE ALSO SPEAKING OUT.

Through Translator: WE

HOPE THAT THESE POSITIVE

ENERGIES FROM ALL OF US WILL

MAKE THEIR WAY TO OUR

GILLAD.

OUR HEART IS TORN.

OUR HEART IS BROKEN.

YET OUR HEART WILL NEVER

STOP BELIEVING.

Reporter: ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

CALLED FOR ACTION FROM

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS.

I NOW EXPECT PRESIDENT

ABBAS, WHO SAID IMPORTANT

THINGS IN SAUDI ARABIA, TO

STAND BY THOSE WORDS AND TO

BREAK HIS PACT WITH THE

HAMAS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION

THAT KIDNAPS CHILDREN AND

CALLS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF

ISRAEL.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

ISRAEL IS CONSIDERING OTHER

MEASURES, SUCH AS BLOCKING

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITIES'

SALARIES PAID TO TERRORISTS

IN ISRAELI JAILS.

JULIE STAAL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

George: UP NEXT, IT MAY

NOT BE A CURE FOR

PARKINSON'S, BUT IT'S THE

NEXT BEST THING.

WE'LL SHOW YOU AN AMAZING

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH THAT IS

CHANGING LIVES, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

IN SOME MEDICAL NEWS,

EXERCISING YOUR BRAIN CAN BE

JUST AS USEFUL AS EXERCISING

YOUR BODY.

A NEW STUDY SAYS IF YOU KEEP

LEARNING AND KEEP YOUR BRAIN

ACTIVE, IT COULD DELAY THE

ONSET OF DEMENTIA WHEN YOU

GET OLDER BY UP TO NINE

YEARS.

THE STUDY WAS PUBLISHED IN

THE JOURNAL OF THE MEDICAL

ASSOCIATION NEUROLOGY, AND

IT FOUND THAT ACTIVITIES

LIKE READING, EDUCATION,

MENTALLY STIMULATING WORK,

SOCIALIZING WITH OTHERS,

USING YOUR COMPUTER AND SO

ON, COULD HELP KEEP YOUR

MIND CLEAR AND HEALTHY INTO

OLDER AGE.

WHAT IF YOU COULDN'T DO

THINGS YOU TAKE FOR GRANTED,

LIKE BUTTONING YOUR SHIRT OR

DRINKING A CUP OF COFFEE.

FOR MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD,

SUCH SIMPLE THINGS ARE

IMPOSSIBLE.

BECAUSE OF ILLNESSES, SUCH

AS PARKINSON'S DISEASE.

BUT AS LORI JOHNSON TELLS

US, A NEW SURGERY CAN HELP

THOSE PEOPLE GET THEIR LIVES

BACK.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

NATHAN SUFFERS FROM

PARKINSON'S DISEASE, HE CAN@

CONTROL HIS BODY, THANKS TO

A PACEMAKER.

IT DOESN'T SEND ELECTRICAL

SIGNALS TO HIS HEART,

THOUGH.

THEY GO DIRECTLY TO THE PART

OF HIS BRAIN IN CHARGE OF

MOTION.

WE WANTED TO SEE HOW WELL IT

WORKS, SO NATHAN TURNED IT

OFF.

YOU CAN SEE ALMOST INSTANTLY

HE BEGINS TO SHAKE

UNCONTROLLABLY.

BEFORE NATHAN GOT HIS BRAIN

PACEMAKER, HE WAS LIKE MANY

PARKINSON'S PATIENTS, A

PRISONER IN HIS OWN BODY.

AS A MINISTER, HIS VIOLENT

TREMORS PREVENTED HE AND HIS

WIFE, ELIZABETH, FROM

FULFILLING THEIR MISSION TO

REACH SPANISH-SPEAKING

CITIZENS AROUND YOUNGSTOWN,

OHIO.

JUST GETTING DRESSED WAY

NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE.

I HAD PROBLEMS DOING THE

SIMPLEST THINGS, LIKE

BRINGING MY WIFE A CUP OF

COFFEE.

MY HAND WERE SHAKE SO MUCH,

THE COFFEE WOULD SPILL.

Reporter: NATHAN HEARD

ABOUT DEEP BRAIN SURGERY AT

THE RENOWNED CLEVELAND

CLINIC.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO

UNDERSTAND THAT THE BRAIN

STIMULATION IS NOT A CURE

FOR PARKINSON'S.

IT WILL TREAT THE SYMPTOMS.

IT CONTROLS ABOUT 90% OF

TREMOR, WHICH IS IMPRESSIVE.

THE EFFECT IS DURABLE, WHICH

MEANS IT LASTS OVER A NUMBER

OF YEARS.

Reporter: AND WHILE

THAT SOUNDED GREAT TO

NATHAN, HE DID NOT LIKE THE

IDEA OF STAYING AWAKE DURING

THE SURGERY.

I SAID, GOD, YOU KNOW,

WHY DO I HAVE TO GO THROUGH

THIS OPERATION WHEN YOU CAN

JUST TOUCH ME AND HEAL ME?

Reporter: THE OPERATION

INVOLVED PLACING SENSORS IN

THE EXACT LOCATIONS OF THE

BRAIN THAT CONTROL MOTOR

FUNCTION.

PINPOINTING THOSE SPOTS

MEANT NATHAN HAD TO FOLLOW

THE SURGEON'S COMMANDS WHILE

THE DOCTOR WORKED INSIDE

NATHAN'S BRAIN.

MOVE YOUR RIGHT HAND.

MOVE IT TO THE LEFT.

MOVE YOUR FINGERS.

MOVE YOUR HAND UP.

MOVE YOUR HAND DOWN.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH THE

IDEA OF BEING AWAKE DURING

BRAIN SURGERY SOUNDS

UNNERVING, DR. LOBEL SAYS AT

LEAST IT DOESN'T HURT.

THE SKIN HAS SENSATION

AND CAN FEEL PAIN, BUT AS

SOON AS WE PUT IN LOCAL

ANESTHETIC INTO THE SKIN,

THEY DON'T FEEL ANYTHING

ELSE FOR THE EN.

ENTIRE

PROCEDURE.

Reporter: NATHAN HAD TO

KEEP CALM.

I SAID, I HAVE TO

CONCENTRATE ON SOMETHING, SO

I'M NOT CONCENTRATING ON

WHAT IS GOING ON BECAUSE I'M

SAYING, THIS IS TAKING A

LONG TIME.

BUT IT TOOK A LONG TIME.

BUT THE NURSE KEPT ON

TALKING TO ME TO TRY TO KEEP

ME BUSINESS.

Reporter: THE SURGEON

STRETCHES A THIN WIRE FROM

THE BRAIN TO A GENERATOR

IMPLANTED NEAR THE

COLLARBONE.

WHEN IT IS ALL OVER, A

TEST.

AND THIS IS THE MOST

WONDERFUL PART OF THIS

SURGERY.

PATIENTS ARE THERE IN THE

OPERATING ROOM.

WE'VE WITHHELD THEIR

MEDICATIONS, SO THEIR TREMOR

IS USUALLY PRETTY SEVERE AT

THAT POINT.

AS SOON AS WE TURN ON THE

STIMULATOR, THEY SEE THEIR

HANDS STOP SHAKING.

AND IT'S JUST -- THAT'S THE

BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD

FOR THEM AND FOR ME AS A

SURGEON.

Reporter: SINCE THERE

IS NO CURE FOR PARKINSON'S,

IT WILL CONTINUE TO ATTACK

NATHAN'S BODY, BUT THANKS TO

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION, HE

CAN STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF

OF THOF THE SHAKING.

BECAUSE OF THE WAY I WAS,

I COULDN'T FUNCTION.

AND NOW I'M ABLE TO

FUNCTION.

WE'RE IN MINISTRY AND MY

WIFE IS AN EVANGELIST, AND

WE GO OUT AND PREACH TO

OTHER CHURCHES.

WHY NOT USE THIS AS PART OF

MY TESTIMONY.

Reporter: LORI JOHNSON,

CBN NEWS.

George: WELL, THE WORLD

CUP IN BRAZIL IS DOMINATING

THE ATTENTION OF MORE THAN A

BILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

EVEN IN WAR-TORN NORTHERN

IRAQ, SOME YOUNG KIDS

RECENTLY COMPETED IN THEIR

OWNER TOURNAMENT WITH AS

MUCH HEART AS THE BEST

PLAYERS IN THE WORLD.

HERE IS CHRIS MITCHELL FROM

KURDISTAN.

Reporter: THIS SHOOT

OUTIS PAR SHOOTOUT IS PART

OF A THREE-DAY CAMP.

NEARLY 200 KIDS, FROM AGES

17 TO 18 TOOK PART IN THE

CAMP. SOME HAVE HAD FAMILY

MEMBERS KILLED IN THE CIVIL

WAR.

IT MAY NOT BE THE WORLD CUP,

BUT FOR THESE SYRIAN

REFUGEES AND IRAQI CHILDREN,

THIS IS MORE IMPORTANT.

THIS USES THE BEAUTIFUL

GAME OF FÚTBOL, IT IS A

UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE.

Reporter: PARKS FOUND

THAT MOST OF THE WORLD

SPEAKS SOCCER.

YOU KNOW, IT COULD BE THE

HILLS OF NEPAL, OR RIGHT

HERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, IT

IS AMAZING HOW A SIMPLE

FÚTBOL CAN BRING PEOPLE

TOGETHER.

WE USE IT AS AN OPEN DOOR TO

SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, WE'LL

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND

UNITUNITE AROUND A GAME.

Reporter: JASON LAW

SAYS THE DESPERATE IRAQI

CRISIS PROVIDES AN

OPPORTUNITY AND

COOPERATION.

I THINK WHEN THE BODY

WORKS TOGETHER IN UNITY, IT

NATURALLY SENDS A MESSAGE.

TWO ARE ALWAYS BETTER THAN

ONE.

I'M NOT GREAT AT ORGANIZING

A SOCCER GAME, BUT BOBBY

PARKS AND THEIR GROUP IS.

HOW CAN I HELP.

Reporter: AND THE KIDS

ENJOYED THE RESULTS.

LIKE 12-YEAR-OLD WADEL, A

REFUGEE FROM THE FIGHTING IN

SYRIA.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: THE

TOURNAMENT PITTED TEENS IN

THE SAME GROUP AGAINST EACH

OTHER, FROM THE YOUNGER ONES

TO THE OLDER.

[YELLING]

Reporter: THE GAME

WASN'T ALWAYS THE BEST, BUT

THEY PLAYED WITH ALL THEIR

HEARTS.

WHEN THIS GAME ENDED, IT

REALLY LOOKED LIKE THEY WON

THE WORLD CUP.

[CHEERING]

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, NORTHERN

IRAQ.

George: THE WORLD CUP

SPIRIT AROUND THE WORLD.

WELL, THAT'S IT FOR NOW.

ON CBN NEWS TODAY, YOU CAN

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