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eye opening developments in the race for president. anti-establishment candidates soaring to heights in iowa. bernie sanders and donald trump surging further in front of his rivals. we have all of the new numbers. president obama moving climate change to top of his agenda. he is heading to alaska with a new warning with global warming. thousands marching after the execution-style murder of a
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sheriff's deputy. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm alison kosik. it's 4:00 a.m. in the east. dos sant bernie sanders making a big move in the hawkeye state. for more on the poll numbers and what they mean, here is polo sandoval. >> reporter: both democratic and republicans are moving away from the establishment. hillary clinton lost a third of her support since may. 30% of caucus goers support her.
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vice president joe biden is still weighing whether or not to get in the race is getting 14%. sanders credited his pushing for the wealthy to pay more and the college affordable for his rise of support. >> i believe we should lift the cap on taxable income. that is not hillary clinton's position. we should raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. i voted against the war in iraq. hillary clinton voted for it. >> reporter: clinton ramped up her attacks on the gop has a commanding lead. on to the republicans. donald trump is a frontrunner in iowa and nationally. 23% of likely caucus goers support him. but ben carson is on the rise in second place with 18%.
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trump has been able to reverse impressions of him. 61% of those questioned him have a positive view of him. in may, he only had 27% who rated him this way. one factor is the republican contest in iowa as what they call the mad as well contingent. gop voters mad or frustrated from president obama to hillary clinton to republicans in congress. john and alison. >> thanks so much. new information this morning on the execution-style killing of texas sheriff's office darren goforth. he was ambushed friday night. right now it is not clear why. the suspect, 30-year-old shannon miles will be arraigned on murder charges. his mother has come forward claiming he could not have done it because he was shopping with her at the time. let's get more from cnn's ed lavandera from houston. >> reporter: john and alison, the suspect in the murder of
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darren goforth is expected to make a court appearance on monday morning. shannon miles was arrested and charged with capital murder saturday night after they say it was cold blooded and execution-style murder after darren goforth came out of the store and his car was at pump eight. he was shot several times and had no way to defend himself. he was shot because he was wearing a police uniform. what you have seen here over the course of the weekend is an emotional outpouring of support for goforth and his family. people have been coming and leaving balloons and flowers and messages. they have taken up a collection. over $50,000 in donations. there is a go fund me page on the internet. as you talk to people, people are struggling what to do given the tragic nature of this
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shooting of the harris county sheriff's office. this is the best and only way that many people can figure out how to show their signs of support. not only for the family, but law enforcement community in the houston, texas area. john and alison. isis militants inflicting new devastation on the syrian city of palmyra. just days earlier, isis extremists blew up the 2,000-year-old temperature the in palmyra. the cultural agency is calling the attacks war crimes. a warning from susan rice. militants in pakistan are behind the series of attacks in afghanistan. attacks destabilizing the region.
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leaders are worried they are not doing enough. the white house is preparing an unprecedented package of economic sanctions against chinese companies and individuals who profited from the hacking of trade secrets. it is not clear if the sanctions will be imposed or when. a decision is expected within the next two weeks according to "the washington post." president obama heads to anchorage, alaska highlighting climate change. he will rename mckinley to denali. this is a symbolic gesture. the president will also be meeting with local leaders to develop management strategies over fish and wildlife. time for an early start on your money. stock futures are lower. markets in asia taking another hit and stocking in the europe are mixed.
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investors will get a fresh start. the market is coming off a wild week. the dow dropped 1,000 points in early trading monday before recovering slightly. the selloff continued on tuesday and the rebound marking the biggest two-day point gain ever. this week, the roller coaster ride may keep going. the focus is the friday's report, the last economic readings the federal reserve will have before deciding to raise interest rates in september. his films are the stuff nightmares are made of. filmmaker wes craven died of brain cancer. he developed the "scream" movies as well as "nightmare on elm street." he was 76. he died in his home in los angeles. i did a profile for him on
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"nig "nightline." he was a lovely guy. i asked him to drive this creepy scene. he says it expresses your fears and he keeps it in a box. >> he didn't have art creep into his life? >> he actually didn't watch movies. he was raised in a religious baptist house. he did not see movies until college. he was a teacher in a college before he started doing films. a lovely and nice guy. claimed he was a nice guy and not messed up like his films. parents of journalists murdered on live tv speak out about gun violence next.
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it is a battle they never planned to fight, but the parents of alison parker, who
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was killed on live television in roanoke, will not rest. they sat down with poppy harlow to talk about their pain and new life mission. >> reporter: good morning, alison and john. she came into the world with light. that is how the parents of alison parker described their daughter to me. they sat down to talk about the remarkable woman she was and remarkable daughter and friend and remarkable journalist. they talked about her life and what gave her drive and passion. they spoke to me about the mission that they are now on for gun control and to change some of the laws in this country. listen. >> it's the only thing that is giving me strength right now to take on this cause because, you know, i know that somewhere she would be looking down and say you go, dad. this is what she would want me
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to do. >> i can just see it is her fight. i can see alison sitting there going because that is what she would do. >> reporter: their loss is unfathomable to most of us. it has ignited a fight in their bellies. a fight and a fight as you can hear they are dedicated to. this is for their daughter in her name. you can see more of the interview and their wonderful memories of their little girl. we will have that ahead on "new day." alison. >> thank you, poppy. five more inmates at san quentin in california have been diagnosed with legionnaires disease. the source of the outbreak is not known. last week, nearly two dozen prisoners displayed symptoms. officials say 50 others are
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under observation. thousands turned out to honor three firefighters killed in washington state. more than 80 vehicles took part in the procession on sunday. many held american flags and signs saying you are heroes. cooler wet weather kept the fires from growing over the weekend. most of the fires far from contained. this fire is the largest in washington state history has burned more than 300,000 acres. >> amazing to see the pictures. south florida, under a flood watch this morning. drenched by the remnants of tropical storm erika. let's get the latest from meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> good morning, john. good morning, alison. let's show you what is happening across florida of what is left of erika. never made it here as a tropical storm, but plenty of rainfall over the region. showers and thunderstorms scattered and staying offshore. you get into the afternoon
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heating and you will get additional rainfall. parts of central florida with 2 to 4 inches of rainfall. beneficial rainfall, but not as heavy as you hope for. a 1 to 2 inch rainfall region in south florida. 17 million people dealing with flood watches that are issued this morning in the forecast over the next few hours. we get some enhancement in the tropical moisture in the carolinas. possibility of 6 plus inches of rainfall and maybe 10 inches south of myrtle beach. a gorgeous set up with high pressure developing as we take in the temperatures, it heats up. little september push for summer temperatures. pedram, thanks. the american flag flying half staff sunday at turner field in
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atlanta. one day after a fan died from the upper deck. the victim is 60-year-old greg murrey. he was a season ticket holder. cnn's boris sanchez has the latest on the investigation and how the tragedy unfolded. >> reporter: an autopsy was conducted on murrey to figure out what caused him to fall from the upper deck. they will look at the toxicology report to see if alcohol played a role. so far they do not suspect foul play. witnesses tell us in the seventh inning as alex rodriguez was approaching home plate, he ran to the railing to boo rodriguez. he fell over the railing and hit the concrete. paramedics rushed to him and
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administered cpr. he was rushed to the hospital, but he did not make it. it is important to point out this is the second time in two years a fan has fallen to his death from the upper deck. in 2013, a fan reportedly committed suicide by jumping from the upper deck. so far, we have no indication that was murrey's intention. we need more information to find out what happened. in the meantime, his son jason putting out a statement telling cnn, quote gregory "ace" murrey was a father and husband and friend to many. he loved his family and atlanta. he was a season ticket holder with the same seats for 23 years. the night greg passed away he was doing one of his favorite things. difficult to imagine what the family is going through. the braves put out a statement offering their condolences. thanks for that, boris.
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switching gears. hard right turn here. appears no bad blood with nicki minaj and taylor swift. apparently they hugged it out in the end. it seems like everything is copesetic. miley cyrus was back stage changing when she left the curtain slip. hmmm. leaving the audience with an eyeful. kanye west promising to make a run for the white house in 2020 while accepting the vanguard award. and justin bieber showing off some dance moves. he had his share of problems. he broke down in tears. the drama continued. the real mic drop of the night
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in miley cyrus dancing with drag queens. >> these kids and their rock 'n' roll. >> i like the whole off stage drama. >> one of the benefits of waking up to "early start" is not watching those. an urgent meeting happening in europe. leaders trying to solve a huge crisis. migrants and a death toll quickly rising. we're live right after the break. pwhat've we got? 5. bp 64/40 sterilize sites. multiple foreign objects in the body. tweezers. (buzz!) (buzz!) if you're the guy from the operation game, you get operated on. it's what you do. (buzz!) if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do.
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germany, france and britain calling for an urgent meeting of the eu interior ministers to discuss the struggling migrant crisis. the goal to establish welcome centers to house, feed and screen thousands of migrants fleeing countries like afghanistan and syria and iraq. let's bring in correspondent arwa damon live from budapest. arwa, i know hungary has been hit hard by the growing crisis. we have seen the numbers of migrants increase, topping 100,000 reaching the eu's borders. why the increase? >> reporter: while the situation in iraq and syria and most of the people are refugees from the
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two war-torn countries are continuously getting worse and families are making the impossible choice of bringing their children on this very difficult and dangerous journey where they end up living in complete squalor. so many of them tell us if they stay back in their home lands, they are going to end up dead anyway. they have to somehow secure a future, any future, for their children. they do believe that that future lies in europe. this has been such an unspeakably difficult journey. many have spent days in the rain and stuck at the macedonia border soaking wet. children have been sick. they have run out of money by the time they reach this train station in budapest. they spend hours waiting under the beating sun under hungarian/serbian border. many going through the hungarian
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camp they describe as a prison. many say the hungarian authorities treat them like animals. it is their treatment that reduced them to living like this. there is no place to shower here. i was speaking to a mother of two who left her children behind in damascus. she has a law degree. she cried as she was talking about how painful it was to think of them. she is making this journey so they don't have to suffer this kind of humiliation and hardship. the numbers will increase because the cause, what is forcing the people to make the journey, that is not being dealt with. war, economic poverty, corruption, oppressive regimes. those are the key reasons people are doing this. it is not because they want to. europe is now really waking up to a certain degree and recognizing this is a problem that is only going to get worse. it has to be dealt within europe in terms of handling those
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seeking everything it has on europe and human rights and dignity. it has to be dealt with at the root cause in their respective home lands. >> men, women and children trying to find a better life. thank you, arwa damon. new details in the investigation of the bangkok shrine. thai police found digital clocks and other explosive devices. police are now looking for two new suspects. one suspect arrested saturday, but denied any involvement. the bombing killed 20 people and wounded more than 120 others. big developments in the race for president. sanders and trump surging in iowa. will 2016 be the year of the underdog? we're breaking down the numbers next.
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dramatic developments in the race for president. a poll re vealing bernie sanders in striking distance of hillary clinton. donald trump surging ahead of his rivals. president obama taking on climate change and renaming a mountain. and thousands marching in houston over the execution-style murder of the sheriff's deputy. the suspect in court this morning. details ahead.
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welcome back to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. 30 minutes past the hour. the anti-establishment candidates soaring in the polls. bernie sanders within striking distance of hillary clinton. on the republican side, donald trump out in front. look at dr. ben carson. surging into second place. let's get more on the poll numbers. here is cnn's polo sandoval. >> reporter: john and alison, good morning. the survey of voters in iowa is revealing both democratic and republican voters turning away from the establishment. the des moines register poll shows hillary clinton lost one-third of her support since may. she still leads at 30% of caucus goers support her. you have senator sanders who is receiving 30% and vice president joe biden is weighing to get in
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the race is getting 14%. appearing on "state of the union" sunday, sanders credited his push for the wealthy to pay more and college affordability for the rise in support. he is highlighting. >> we should expand social security by lifting the cap on taxable income. we should raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. i voted against the war in iraq. hillary clinton voted for it. >> reporter: clinton, who last week ramped up attacks on the gop still does have a commanding lead nationally. on to the republicans now, donald trump is a frontrunner in iowa as well as nationally. 23% of likely republican caucus goers supporting him, but dr. ben carson is also on the rise. he is in second place with 18% with no other candidate getting double digits. trump has been able to dramatically reverse impressions
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of him. 61% of those questioned now have a positive view of him. in may, he had 27% of support in that factor. it's large group of likely gop voters mad or frustrated with everyone from president obama to hillary clinton to republicans in congress. john, alison. the latest now on the execution-style killing of texas sheriff deputy darren goforth. the officer was ambushed friday night and right now it is not clear why. the suspect, 30-year-old shannon miles will be arraigned on capital murder charges. his mother claiming he could not have done it because he was shopping with her at the time. we get more now from cnn's ed lavandera in houston. >> reporter: john and alison, the suspect in the murder of sheriff's officer darren goforth
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is expected to make a court appearance in houston on monday morning. shannon miles was charged with capital murder on saturday night after the attack that investigators describe as cowardly and cold blooded. darren goforth had come out of the store and his car was at pump eight. investigators say he was shot several times starting in the back. he was simply shot because he was wearing a police uniform. so what you have seen here over the course of the weekend is an emotional outpouring of support. people have been leaving balloons and flowers and messages. they have taken up a collection. over the weekend, nearly $50,000 collected for goforth's wife and children. there is also a go fund me page on the internet. people are struggling with the
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horrific nature of the shooting of the deputy. they say this is really the best and only way people can figure out how to show signs of support for the family and law enforcement community in the houston, texas area. john and alison. thank you, ed. isis militants with new devastation on the city of palmyra. the huge explosion destroyed the 2,000-year-old bell temple. one of the greatest sites of the ancient world. days earlier, extremists blew up the temple in palmyra. the cultural agency is calling the attacks war crimes. a warning to pakistan from national security adviser susan rice. rice says militants in pakistan are behind a series of attacks in afghanistan. attacks destabilizing the region. the white house is concerned that pakistani leaders are not doing enough to combat the extremists. pakistan's prime minister has
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been invited to the white house in october. the white house putting together a package of economic sanctions against chinese companies who profited from the hacking of u.s. trade secrets. not clear if the sanctions will be imposed or when. a decision is expected within the next two weeks according to "the washington post." president obama goes to alaska for a three-day visit highlighting climate change. he will announce the government is renaming mt. mckinley. the highest peak in north america will be called mt. denali. a symbolic gesture. it was denali before mckinley. a climber decided to name it mt. mckinley. the president will be meeting with locals in the region for fish and wildlife. time for an early start on your money. stock futures are looking lower.
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looking to triple digit losses for the dow after stocks in asia started off the week with a drop. it could be the biggest natural gas discovery ever. italian energy company has unearthed a super giant gas field in the mediterranean. it covers 40 square miles. the company won't know the true size until it explores the site located off the coast of egypt. it would be able to provide that country with natural gas for decades. his films are the stuff of nightmares. wes craven has died after a battle with brain cancer. he introduced us to "nightmare on elm street." he developed "scream" series. wes craven died in his home in los angeles on sunday. >> you had time with him? >> i did.
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i spent time on "scream 4." he is such a nice, nice guy. >> not creepy? >> he told me a funny story. he was a teacher. he taught english and philosophy. he went and directed "last house on the left." a deeply troubling film. he said all of his friends stopped talking to him. the reason was because people don't like to think that people they know could have those thoughts. what he said is we all sort of have those thoughts. i put them in a safe place on the screen. >> and everybody got to enjoy them. >> he was a nice guy. terrific director. the parents of the journalists murdered on live tv speaking to cnn about their loss and their new plan to fight gun violence.
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the parents of alison parker are embarking on a battle they never planned to fight. their daughter was shot and killed on live television in roanoke last week. they say they went rest until their message of gun control is heard. andy and barbara parker speak to cnn's poppy harlow. >> reporter: good morning, alison and john. they same into the world with light. she sat down to talk about the remarkable woman she was and
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remarkable daughter, friend and remarkable journalist. they told me so much about her life and what gave her such drive and passion. they spoke about the mission they are now on for gun control and to change some of the laws in this country. listen. >> the only thing that is giving me strength right now to take on this cause. you know, i know somewhere she would be looking down and say go, dad. this is what she would want me to do. >> i can just see alison. >> this is her fight. >> i can see alison sitting there going because that's what she would do. >> reporter: their loss is unfathomable to most of us, but it ignited a fire in their bellies. they launched a fight and fight you can hear that they are
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dedicated to. this is for their daughter. you can see more of our interview ahead here on "new day." alison and john. >> thank you, poppy. newark airport resuming operations following a security scare. a terminal was evacuated after a man used a secure hallway exit door as an entrance. the airport was locked down for two hours and performed a security sweep. >> they said nobody is going through. we waited 15 minutes and they said, okay, everybody leave. >> as we were marched out of the terminal, he had a silly grin. >> we don't know where we are supposed to be headed or terminals open. we have been waiting around. a lot people are irritated.
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it has been exhausting. >> no one else thought that was funny. the unidentified man was stopped by customs and border agents and turned over to port authority police. five more inmates at san quentin in california have been diagnosed with legionnaires disease. the source of the outbreak is still not known. officials say some 50 others are now under observation. thousands turn out to honor three firefighters killed battling the fires in washington state. more than 80 vehicles led the service so sunday. many held flags and signs saying you are heroes. wet and cooler weather kept the fires from growing over the weekend. most are a long way until they are contained. this fire you are looking at is the largest in washington state
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history. it has burned more than 300,000 acres. right now, talking about weather, south florida under a flood watch drenched by tropical storm erika. let's get the latest from meteorologist pedram javaheri. of. >> good morning, john and good morning, alison. the general area of southern florida and what is left of erika across the region. we are watching this carefully. flooding is an issue. 2 to 4 inches have come down. the vast majority over central florida and working north. the severe drought is in the south. that is where the flood watches have expired with much locked in northern florida. the flood activity is staying offshore. the moisture get drawn up to the north and parts of the carolinas can get in on heavy rainfall. 4 to 6 inches. some areas could get up to 10 inches. that would be devastating flash flooding. something worth following across the area of south carolina.
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generally speaking, hot conditions again. it is a summer september like pattern here where temperatures are warming in new york city at 92 degrees. that is above the average for this time of year. a trio of hurricanes across the pacific. in fact, it is the first time in recorded history we had three major hurricanes simultaneously. the good news is the vast majority now look like they will not impact land. especially the hawaiian islands. no bad blood with taylor swift and nicki minaj. they apparently have been having a harsh feud on twitter. after this performance, they hugged it out. swift took home best video for "bad blood." >> that video is really good. it's awesome. >> is it like "thriller?" better or worse than "thriller?"
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>> nothing can top "thriller." really good girl rules. >> this is miley cyrus who was the host. she wore a lot of different clothing. she changed back stage and people got to see a lot of miley cyrus. maybe it was exactly what was anticipated. kanye west raised eyebrows promising to run for president in 2020 while accepting the vanguard award. justin bieber danced and sang last night. afterwards, bieber has had tough times. he broke down in tears afterwards. i like the black t-shirt. there's miley cyrus. this was the end. the closing performance. miley cyrus dancing along with ru paul's dancing queens. it is the night i will never
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forget. i will never forget it. >> probably because you didn't see it. >> i will never remember it. europe struggling to solve a growing migrant crisis. the death toll of people trying to break through the borders rising. we're going live after the break.
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germany, france and britain
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calling for an urgent meeting of the eu ministers to discuss the spiraling migrant crisis. the goal to establish welcome centers to house and feed and screen thousands of migrants fleeing afghanistan, syria and iraq. i want to bring in senior international correspondent arwa damon live in budapest. arwa, this is hitting hungary very, very hard. >> reporter: they are. they are also hitting hungary very hard because of hungary's own policy and how its government has ended up handling this current ongoing crisis. along the way, people have been saying people are going through so much. they spend days in the rain with no shelter. hours waiting under the beating sun and left to languish at the
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budapest train station. waiting here for days for hungarian authorities to allow them to move to austria and germany. people don't want to stay here. they don't have the means to be able to care for themselves properly. these are not people who can afford a hotel. they have not been able to shower for days. they are not used to living like this. a lot of people don't want to be filmed because they don't want to seen. they are ashamed. the vast majority are refugees from the war zones of iraq and syria. they have brought their children on this journey because although they know it is a great risk to them, they say that if they stay back home they are going to end up dead anyway. why not take a chance and bring them to europe so they can give themselves and families and children a future. at this stage, any future.
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the hungarian government has been coming under a lot of criticism for handling this crisis. especially when it comes to the fact they were not allowing refugees to board the trains. right now, today, we have been seeing what at the very least seems to be at least a turning of a blind eye. refugees who can prove they are from iraq or syria, have been allowed today to buy train tickets, but also board the trains and continue their journey. john. >> arwa damon, look at the difficulty all around you. thank you for your reporting. we are watching gas prices and plummeting ahead of the holiday weekend. good for us if you drive. that's next on "early start." we will have your money.
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good morning. let's get an early start on your money. the national average for a gallon of regular is dipping below $2.50. that is the lowest for this time
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of year since 2004. drivers will still have more discounts because gas trails oil by two weeks. that is good news if you are taking a road trip this weekend. the drop should continue into the fall. no stations below $2 a gallon yet. >> maybe a week or two. "early start" continues right now. >> stunning new developments in the race for president. anti-establishment candidates soaring in iowa. donald trump surging further in front of his republican rivals. president obama up and changes the name of the united states' highest peak. that and climate change on the agenda as he goes to alaska. he brings with him new warnings about global

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