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CNN denies participating in a 'staged event' after questions arise about its footage of illegal border crossing

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A CNN producer denied participating in a staged event after questions arose about the circumstances surrounding footage of the purported crossing of the Rio Grande by migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border.

"CNN did not participate in any type of coordinated effort to shoot a staged scene of migrants crossing the river nor have we found any credible evidence that suggests our team was unknowingly part of a set-up by Border Patrol or anyone else," tweeted CNN's head of strategic communications Matt Dornic on Thursday.

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