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cable subscription. how do you dump a boyfriend with credit card debt? if you have question as christine romans. use the #askchristine. >> she has great advice. she has a book coming out in one week where this will be summed up. go to #askchristine. ask away. maybe you want to think about dumping that boyfriend with debt. "early start" continues right now. >> breaking overnight. a scare in the air. passengers tackling a man running toward the cockpit of the united flight. we will have the latest details just ahead. happening now. polls open in israel. the prime minister there benjamin netanyahu you see him voting he is fighting to hang on to his job. making stunning last minute statements on the trail that have people questions whether mid east peace is possible. iran raising concerns about
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the letter from republican senators as the deadline approaches for a nuclear deal. president obama voices outrage over the republican letter. we have team coverage ahead with the latest. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. it is tuesday, march 17th. christine romans on jury duty. overnight, a terrifying trip on a united airlines jet. the cell phone video of the suspect restrained by an unidentified man there. flight 1074 from washington, d.c. to denver was forced to turn around with 33 passengers and 6 crew members on board. the plane landed in washington about an hour after takeoff. police took the man in custody. a spokesperson from dulles said he was taken to the hospital forevaluation evaluation.
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polls now open in israel. voters lining up to elect a government there. benjamin netanyahu looking to raise new stakes in the home stretch of the campaign. he vowed there would not be a palestinian state as long as he is prime minister. that is a reversal of the stance in 2009 and follows the speech before the u.s. congress criticizing the white house nuclear negotiations with iran. israeli and u.s. relations is one issue at stake in the election. cnn's oren liebermann is in jerusalem with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, john. we have the first estimate of how many voters have come out. from 7:00 to 9:00 half a million voters. that is not an enormous number but this is an enormous country. we will see how many more come out. benjamin netanyahu in the last few days making a number of media appearances. he said if he is prime minister
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there would not be a palestinian state. the palestinian state would be a base in which to attack israel. he voted and said he is against the unity government. that would include him and isaac herzog. he insisted those on the right vote likud. meanwhile, his challenger isaac herzog leads him in the polls. a gap in the polls came out after netanyahu and herzog said if you are okay with the status quo, the last six years under benjamin netanyahu, vote for benjamin netanyahu. then he went on to say if you want change and you want different leadership and new direction for israel vote isaac herzog and zionist union. this is the important day. voter turnout. both sides urging voter turnout. that could be critical in the race. john we will see how this plays
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out. we will get the first numbers after 10:00 p.m. tonight. >> that is 4:00 p.m. our time. stay tuned to cnn. this will be exciting after the polls close. oren liebermann, thanks. developing this morning, president obama says the u.s. cannot afford to have the republicans undermine the negotiations with iran. the president told "vice" founder shane smith that he is embarrassed for the senators that signed the letter. jim acosta has more. >> reporter: officials say iranian negotiators raised tom cotton's letter to the ayatollah khomeini in the take talks that are underway in switzerland. cotton is not backing down of the letter that was signed by 46
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of his coallleaguecolleagues. the flare up was enough for the chief of staff to send a letter to bob corker and the sanctions will be loosened with iran. in the interview, president obama said cotton's letter was damaging to the nation. >> this is a good example, i think, of where the state of our politics that leads republicans to be more worried about a tea party primary than they are about what ordinary folks are thinking. it damages the country. it damages our standing. it is not productive. in this day and age where we have such big issues we cannot afford. it. >> reporter: white house press secretary says the critics are missing a key point there is no deal yet. earnest said the white house would rather hold off on votes on iran beyond the end of march when the framework must be
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reached and at least until june. that is the deadline that republicans and democrats may have a problem with that. john. >> american voters may seem to side on the white house. more people thought the senate republicans went too far by a margin of ten points. 39% said it was an fropppropriateappropriate. we will have more on the issue on "new day" in the 6:00 a.m. hour. the president not alone in the concerns of the letter. the issue was raised in talks in switzerland. let's get the latest update from nic robertson following it for us in london. >> reporter: two hours is how long the talks have been going on with kerry and zariff. yesterday, five hours of talks that ended with no progress. it seems the state department
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briefing that while the five hours of talks was a good length of talks, the ie--eye ian iranians said they are not sure if that can actually be done. the political judgment that iran needs to make impression the state department is not on the verge of making judgments. zariff when he came out of the meeting yesterday, commented we finally get something. that made you feel that maybe the iranians thought they were making progress. zariff went to brussels to talk with the german and british and french officials. not long after the meeting, the europeans said the gaps have not been narrowed. that substantial differences
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still remain. the indication here is that the talks are continuing. great efforts from the state department and possibly from the iranian side as well. not narrowing the gaps. what are the gaps? iranians yesterday saying they wanted to keep a heavy water reactor plant to make weapons grade plutonium and enrich uranium to make a weapon. these two sites are supposed to be redesignated and redesigned. iranians wanted to put that back on the table. >> nic robertson covering the issue for us. thanks so much. let's take a look at iraq. the battle has been raging against isis. new information that iran is sending advance missiles and rockets into iraq to help drive isis out of tikrit. u.s. agencies have been tracking these shipments for weeks.
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none of the shipments has been used yet, but they could cause casualties because they are not missile guided. isis inflicting heavy casualties over last few days. the white house is monitoring the developments closely and with the help of that man, david petraeus. the retired general and former cia director consulting the obama administration on the iraq strategy although petraeus was convicted of leaking classified information to his mistress and lying to the fbi. more than 16 million americans have gained coverage since obamacare took effect. the white house will plan to commemorate the anniversary of passing it the republicans will take a stab at repealing it. they unveiled their budget for 2016.
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the white house is slamming senate republicans for what it says is stalling the nomination of loretta lynch for the next attorney general. the spokesperson calls her treatment unconsciousnable. mcconnell refuses to consider her nomination until the human trafficking bill is taken care of. democrats have been filibustering the bill because it includes an anti-abortion stance. the head of the secret service will have to explain the latest when he appears on capitol hill. joe clancy appointed last month to reform the secret service. he is sure to be grilled about the two suspended agents that disrupted a bomb investigation outside the white house earlier this month. clancy is expected to face
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questions about the culture at the secret service. hillary clinton e-mail issues appear to be hurting some of the numbers. she has not done enough to explain her use. the favorability rating dropped to 53% this month. down six points since november. down 16% since she was secretary of state. 46% now believe her response to the e-mail scandal was enough. 51% said she has not explained her use while running the state department. it is interesting. 57% of those polled say they would be proud to have her as president. i want to bring in alison kosik for the look at the markets. >> u.s. stock futures are barely budging. on monday, rebounding from big losses last week. the dow gained 227 points. the s&p and nasdaq added 1%.
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that puts the dow and s&p back in positive territory for the year. why the bounce? the dollar's rally took a breather and the investors were looking to the fed two-day meeting. that is the hottest word on wall street. patient. if the fed is patient on hiking interest rates, that could spark a rally. if they don't mention the word at all, it could signal a selloff. it is amazing how one word can be a flag. >> they don't say very much. everyone watches every letter. >> one word moving markets. >> alison thanks. real estate heir and star of hbo documentary. robert durst charged with murder. details on the case next.
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durst faces charges in two states. the complications in new orleans will be an issue for the extradition to los angeles. let's get the latest from jean casarez. >> reporter: monday the district attorney's office filed charges of first-degree murder against robert durst alleging special circumstances. special circumstances are necessary under california to make a case death penalty eligible. the d.a. will determine at a latest date if he will seek death. robert durst said he will not fight extradition to california. he would go to the state and los angeles to face any charges. meanwhile, a source close to cnn says that when durst was arrested saturday night, they found in his hotel room right behind me a large amount of cash, .38 revolver and marijuana. that may be why the district
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attorney said they may seek local charges against durst. that could hold him going to california. the defense is not happy about that. in court, robert durst, frail and thin was in a glass enclosure as the hearing was going on. other defendants were in the courtroom. sometimes he would look at the gallery. sometimes he would appear to be sleeping. lounging back in his chair. when he came out of the glass enclosure to face the judge, he first looked at the gallery and just smiled. he appeared before the judge. the judge asking him many questions, if he freely and voluntarily was going california. he answered to the questions yes and yes, your honor. the investigation continues in los angeles. they say this is going on two years in regard to the slaying of durst's close friend susan berman who was found in her home christmas eve of the year 2000.
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authorities believe she was murdered there on december 23rd by robert durst. john reporting from new orleans, louisiana. back to you. >> jean casarez, thank you. jurors at the trial of boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev will hear testimony about the boat where tsarnaev was hiding out. on monday the jury took a field trip to see the bloody boat. later, in court, they heard officers describe the gun battle with police and tsarnaev brothers that led to the death of tamerlan tsarnaev. making his escape in the vehicle, dzhokhar tsarnaev ran over his brother, dragged his body through the streets. the attorney for jeffery williams the shooting suspect charged with wounding two ferguson missouri police officers claims he was roughed up. he said williams has bruising on his body. police call the allegations false. the lawyer for the 21-year-old williams says he was not shooting at officers. he opened fire after a dispute
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we have some really shocking news in football. a 24-year-old 49ers linebacker chris borland is retiring. he says he doesn't want to risk his health anymore. andy scholes with the bleacher report. this has big implications. >> this is a new trend in the nfl. players are retiring at an early age because they fear the concussions and long-term effects. chris borland is the latest to call it a career after one season in the nfl. borland had a bright future in the nfl after a great rookie season. he said his future is not worth the risk. the 24-year-old told espn i feel
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the same. as sharp as i have been. i'm concerned if you wait until you have symptoms it is too late. borland is the fourth player under the age of 31 to retire in the last month. chip kelly is trying to break twitter on a weekly basis. chip kelly brought in tim tebow for an early workout. he was in training camp with the patriots in 2013 but was cut. since then he has been working for espn as a college analyst. he will not sign tebow at this time. they have sam bradford under next season. who knows where this will go. one of the best stories of ncaa tournament is the return of kevin ware. he is in the big dance with georgia state two years after suffering the leg injury while player for louisville. >> you know i have been
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breaking overnight. a dramatic takedown on the
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united airline flight. a man races to the cockpit. we will have the latest. happening now, israelis head to the polls to vote for a prime minister. benjamin netanyahu facing a battle for the re-election. last-minute statements on the campaign trail causing controversy controversy. iran expressing concern of the letter from the republicans. president obama on the record with new outrage. we have team coverage ahead. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. christine romans on jury duty today. breaking overnight. passengers were forced to subdue a passenger who tried to rush the cockpit. this is cell phone video of the suspect restrained by an
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unidentified man. flight 1074 from washington, d.c. to denver turned around with 33 passengers and 6 crew members on board. the plane landed in washington an hour after takeoff. the police took the man in custody. the spokesperson from dulles said he was taken to the hospital for evaluation. the remaining passengers flew to denver this morning. polls now open in israel. voters lining up to elect a government this morning. prime minister benjamin netanyahu in the final minutes of the campaign raised stakes an again. netanyahu vowed there would not be a palestinian state. that is a reversal in 2009 and following the speech before the u.s. congress over the negotiations with iran. again, the polls now open.
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cnn's oren liebermann at a polling station in jerusalem with latest. good morning, oren. >> reporter: good morning, john. a lull here at the polling station at the moment. in the french hill section of jerusalem. very much not a lull across israel. we spoken to authorities who say turnout so far is 2% higher than it was two years ago. if that number holds, it would be roughly 70% voter turnout for israel. a large number which signifies what this means to the state of israel. yesterday, benjamin netanyahu in speaking to a television station, he said there would be no palestinian state. he inn visitsists if there were a palestinian state, that would be a base for attacks on israel. he casted his last earlier today and said he would not stand for national unity government. that included his opponent and urged to vote for the right.
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his primary opponent isaac herzog voting a half hour netanyahu. herzog said if you are happy with the way things are and the cost of living and the economy, vote for benjamin netanyahu. if you want change and want a different leader and something different from prime minister netanyahu's leadership over the last six years, vote isaac herzog. both parties know what is at stake here. the polls were close in leading up to the election. now in the last week herzog is opening up a lead in the final polls released before the election he had a four-seat lead over benjamin netanyahu. perhaps that's why we have seen so much of netanyahu over the last few days. local tv stations and local radio. he is getting out and urging supporters. herzog knows he has to hang on to the lead if he wants to be the next prime minister. john nothing is certain. first round of election polls after the ballot boxes close at
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10:00 tonight. >> that is 4:00 p.m. eastern time. stay tuned here to cnn. this will be an exciting afternoon or night in israel. oren liebermann, thanks. developing this morning, president obama says the u.s. cannot afford to have senate republicans undermine his efforts to negotiate a deal with iran. that is how the president put it with the interview with "vice." he told shane smith he is embarrassed for the 47 republican senators who signed the letter. let's get more from jim acosta. >> reporter: john administration officials say iranian negotiators raised senator tom cotton's letter to the ayatollah khomeini. u.s. officials are confident the letter will be what they are calling a distraction. cotton is not backing down saying he has no regrets about the letter signed by 46 of his colleagues. the flare up with republicans
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was enough for the white house chief of staff to send a letter to bob corker assuring him congress will have a vote on the sanctions as part of the deal with iran. with the interview taped last week the president said cotton's letter was damaging to the nation. >> this is a good example, i think, of where the state of our politics that leads republicans to be more worried about a tea party primary than they are about what ordinary folks are thinking. it damages the country. it damages our standing. it is not productive. in this day and age where we have big issues we cannot afford it. >> reporter: josh earnest said critics are missing a key point there is no deal yet. earnest said the white house would hold off beyond the end of march when the framework agreement must be reached and at least until june.
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that is the deadline for the final deal. john. >> jim at the white house. thank you. the american voters seem to be siding with the white house on the letter to iran. the poll finds that more people thought the senate republicans went too far by a margin of ten points. 39% said it was appropriate response. we will have more on "new day" in the 6:00 a.m. hour. the president and people responding to the poll are not alone in the concerns about the letter. u.s. iranian officials say the diplomats raised the letter as an issue at the nuclear talks in switzerland. the talks on right now. let's get an update from nick robertson robertson. >> reporter: good morning, john. secretary kerry is there with the --eye--eyeiranian foreign minister. the iranian side did raise the issue of the letter. they not only raised it monday with secretary kerry they
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raised it sunday. state department not saying how they responded to it. but for the state department these talks at the moment the deadline is the 31st of march, they are working hard toward it. they want to cover a lot of ground this week. they expect other european partners in the negotiations in iran to get involved with the talks this week. they are struggling. this is the time where key choices need to be made by iran. tough choices. political decisions, if you will need to be made. they don't feel that is happening. they feel this march 31st deadline may be slipping. the iranian side seems to be sort of portraying a slightly different message, if you will. zariff when he came out of the meeting, he said finally we get something. then he headed off to brief the french british and german ministers in brussels. a reuters political source spoke
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after that meeting and said yes the meeting was a long one. they did narrow the differences, but substantial gaps remain. that is the tone of talks. yesterday, we were told the iranians brought up the issue of the water plant with weapons grade plutonium. both changed under the terms of the potential agreement. the issues raised and put on the table like a rubik's cube is how one state department official put it trying to get all of the moving pieces together in the right place at the right time which is the 31st of march. not clear if that can be done. >> not much time left. nic robertson, thank you. u.s. intelligence agencies
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have been tracking shipments for weeks and none of the weapons have been used yet. they could cause civilian cast casualties. the terrorists innflictsing heavy casualties. the white house is monitoring the issues closely with the help of david petraeus. the retired general now consulting the obama administration on the iran strategy. that is although petraeus was convicted of leaking classified information to his mistress and lying about it to the fbi. let's bring alison kosik for an early look at your money. >> good morning. asian markets closing higher. european markets mixed. monday's stocks jumped. rebounding from big losses last week. the dow gained 227 points.
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the s&p and nasdaq added 1%. that puts the dow and s&p back in positive territory for the year. if you are not keeping track, stocks are close to highs. dow is about 2% away from the record. the nasdaq and s&p are not far behind that. we are watching oil prices. oil continuing to fall. plunging yesterday to the lowest level in six years. the price of crude dropping to $42.85 a barrel. that is the lowest since march of 2009. experts think the price of oil could drop lower than $40 a barrel. i love it. love the lower gas prices. >> double dip in oil prices. producers are concerned. >> it is scary for the industry. production pulled back. thanks. the men accused of shooting two police officers in ferguson
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cabrera. >> reporter: his attorney says he was not a protester. he says he is confident the police have the wrong guy. investigators say they found a gun at williams home that matches the shell casings found at the shooting scene. they say in an audio and videotape interview, williams admitted to firing the shots that hit two police officers outside the ferguson police department late wednesday night. when i asked williams attorney about that specifically he says his client was questioned without counsel. he claims police roughed up williams and may have been coerced into saying he was the gunman. >> he said he was bruised when he was taken into custody. he was in a lot of pain when questioned. >> did they beat him? >> they used a lot of force on him. he said choked him by the neck. he has a lot of bruises across his back. he has a knot on the back of his head where he said somebody hit him with a pistol.
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>> reporter: does he admit to you he fired shots? >> no he does not. what i want to be clear about is any statements he made, i'm not confident those were voluntary. >> reporter: st. louis county police call the allegations of abuse false. they urge the public to come forward with more information or video to aid the investigation. in the meantime williams is held on a $300,000 cash bond and facing a half dozen charges, assault and firing from a moving vehicle. john. >> ana cabrera, thank you. let's see what is coming up on "new day." >> good morning, john. you will join us in a few minutes. a united airlines flight forced to turn back to dulles airport in washington cause of this. unruly passenger. this guy tried to rush the cockpit. we will tell you more about the moments in the air at the top of
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the hour. real estate heir robert durst charged with murder in the death of his friend in 2000. will that apparent confession that he made in the hbo documentary in the bathroom will that be admissible in court? we will go through the twists and turns. we will speak with a friend of durst's wife kathy who disappeared back in 1982. this case is fascinating. so intriguing john. >> i look forward to that. thanks. russian president vladimir putin resurfacing after a mysterious 10-day absences. the latest from moscow next. ad?" so we gave ple the power of the review. and now angie's list is revolutionizing local service again. you can easily buy and schedule services from top-rated providers. conveniently stay up to date on progress. and effortlessly turn your photos into finished projects with our angie's list app. visit angieslist.com today.
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vladimir putin is alive. there is a picture of him. he met yesterday with the leader of kyzrkstan. putting to rest the conspiracy they're theories where he was. he put the military to work in the arctic. we have matthew chance in moscow with more on the exercises and sudden reemerges, matthew. >> reporter: that's right, john. ten days absence from the public eye. unexplained absence which is incredible for the figure of
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vladimir putin who is in the media on a daily basis. he appeared and put to rest the rumors that he died that circulated on the internet. he could have been ill. another rumor was he gone to switzerland to witness the birth of the alleged lovechild from his alleged girlfriend. you know he is out there and it showed once again if he disappears and not at the helm of russia, the country disintegrates in fear. he came out and said there will be exercises. you mentioned this in the arctic military exercises. one of the biggest shows of force we have seen in years. 40,000 russian troops and submarines and war ships and aircraft taking part. russia demonstrating in the arctic region it is dominant. compared to the forces that nato have in the region.
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a month. less than a cable subscription. scare in the air. united airlines flight passengers taking down the man running to the cockpit. "new day" starts now. ward towards the cockpit cockpit. the deadline is approaching. >> iranian and u.s. official tries to make progress in their nuclear negotiations. >> the absolute best option is a diplomatic resolution. it appears durst was preparing to flee to cuba. >> he's ready to end all the rumor and speculation. >> i still believe to this day in my heart he's responsible for the death of three people. being described as eight minutes of sheer terror. >> the brothers had carjacked an suv. >> he sits there, strokes his beard, he's not showing any emotion. this is "new day," with
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chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. >> and good morning, everyone to your "new day," it is tuesday, march 17th 6:00 in the east chris cuomo is off this week john berman joins us. happy st. patrick's day. scary moments in the skies aboard an united airlines flight forced to return to dulles airport outside washington, d.c. after a passenger reporthood i tried to rush the cockpit. >> but passengers jumped in to subdue the unruly passenger. the whole ordeal captured on cell phone video. cnn's rene marsh joins us from dulles international airport with more. >> you're about to hear the pilots as they phoned in or declared an emergency mid air. and as you mentioned that takedown of that unruly passenger -- it was all caught on camera. >> declaring an emergency due to a passenger disturbance. >> breaking overnight, a
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frightening scene aboard a denver-bound jetliner. he ran forward towards the cockpit and he is being restrained by other passengers. >> this passenger was screaming and tried to rushed cockpit. but passengers on board subdued him shortly after takeoff. >> i'm so sorry. >> don't move david, you're okay we're going to get you off this plane. buddy. >> united airlines flight 1074 heading from the washington, d.c. area to denver at around 10:40 p.m. when the incident forced the pilot to turn around. >> the cockpit is secure. and we would just like to return to the airport and have the authorities meet him. >> a spokes map for the airline saying flight 1074 returned to the airport following takeoff on monday evening after a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions. local law enforcement officials met the aircraft

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