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appearance. she said men who lead are liked because they follow stereotypes, but women are expected to be likeable. when they lead, they are seen as bossy. she said she gets up in the morning and writes down three things she did well every day. >> go to sleep with stress. >> you don't go to sleep thinking what you did right today. that is interesting. >> one other thing she said. boys are not called bossy because they are expected to lead. "early start" continues right now. the race for president could be flipped upside down by sunday. joe biden said to be days from deciding to run for president. what sources are telling cnn. u.s. troops targeted and hacked. personal information of over 1,000 service members in the hands of isis. we are live with what happened next. breaking overnight.
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drivers trapped. cars buried in a california mudslide. remarkable pictures. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm alison kosik. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. this morning, we may be just days away from learning whether joe biden will join the race for president. as senior democratic official tells cnn the world from biden's inner circle is he will likely decide by sunday. one top official says quote his family is totally on board with a run and that he wants to do this, but in the wake of the cnn democratic debate and solid performances from hillary clinton and bernie sanders, many are asking if there is room for biden in the race. >> have you made your decision yet? >> i can't hear you. >> have you made your decision yet? is there an opening for you in
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the race, sir? >> i'm here to brief the president. i'll talk to you about that later. >> i'll use that i can't hear you excuse when someone asks me a question. sources tell cnn that biden has personally been making calls to strategists in early primary states asking questions about how, but not whether to launch a 2016 bid. those close to biden are giving no indication what his decision could be. the official says there is growing impatience among party leaders over the drawn out uncertainty. hillary clinton campaigning in two new hampshire cities today. she was in texas thursday courting the hispanic vote in san antonio. she spoke about immigration and pledged to fight for latinos. she picked up endorsement of that guy. julian castro. now the secretary of housing and urban development. she returned the favor.
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that castro is on her short list for running mate. >> we are calling the 38 electoral votes for the state of texas for the democratic nominee and next president of the united states hillary clinton. >> i think really highly of him and i am thrilled to have his endorsement today. both he and his brother are among the best young leaders in america. regardless of category or the fact that they come from san antonio. so i am going to really look hard at him for anything because that's how good he is. he deserves the accolades he's receiving. >> new campaign fund raising totals out this morning. they show bernie sanders gaining ground on hillary clinton. the figures from the election commission show clinton raised
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$28.8 million in the third quarter. sanders close at $26.2 million. worth noting, sanders has more individual donors have clinton. he has 650,000 people. they have given to sanders so far versus 400,000 for secretary clinton. the numbers for the democrats outpacing the gops. ben carson under $21 million. followed by jeb bush and ted cruz. bush's campaign haul was enough to calm jitters among bush supporters. cnn's sara murray has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning, christine and alison. jeb bush may have calmed the nerve of donors yesterday. the campaign put out third quarter information. it was better than what people expected. he raised $13.4 million.
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that puts bush in the top tier of fund raising. ted cruz at the heels of ben carson. we got fund raising numbers yesterday for donald trump. you may remember he is mostly self financing his campaign. his staffers say he spent $2 million on the effort so far. although he does not go around soliciting donations, he still raised nearly $3.9 million. trump managing to make other waves yesterday threatening to pull out of the cnbc debate. the gop debate. if cnbc doesn't agree to the list of demands. we have seen trump say this about debates in the past. this time he is not alone. ben carson is also threatening to pull out of the debate if cnbc is not willing to tweak the rules. back to you. >> sara, we will look for you to follow that.
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a hacker based in malaysia arrested and charged with stealing information of u.s. military members and giving it to isis. a citizen of kosovo is being detained on a provisional u.s. arrest warrant. he allegedly stole the data of over 1,000 u.s. service members and federal employees. we have matt rivers with the latest from hong kong with the latest on this. >> reporter: it is a big safety risk for some of these u.s. military members and federal employees affected by this hack here. the suspect as we mentioned, a 20-year-old kosovo native. we are told by authorities he is one of the leaders of the hackers group kosovo hackers security. he was living in malaysia at the time of the hack when he was able to access the personal information. as you mentioned, over 1,000 u.s. military members and federal employees by hacking
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into the computer system of a company in the u.s. he then shared that personal information with a relatively high profile member of isis over the course of two months in the summer of this year. the suspect in this case is facing extradition to the united states for the terrorism charges. he was arrested in kuala lumpur on september 15th. as for this isis member, his name is janaid hussain. he was killed by a u.s. air strike in syria in august, but not before he was able to post the personal information of over 1,300 u.s. military members and federal employees in what he described as an online hit list. whether that is described in the criminal complaint, u.s. officials have not said. >> matt rivers, thank you. huma abedin set to be
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interviewed behind closed doors by the benghazi committee. the appearance is six days before her boss testifies publicly. abedin is the only aide to have an e-mail account on the secretary of state's personal server. she is expected to deal with a grilling of the 2012 attack. the administration scaling back the obamacare forecast. officials now expect 10 million americans to be covered by insurance through the afford able care act in 2016. that is an anemic increase from the 9.1 million using the exchange now. the congressional office expected 21 million people to use the exchange by 2016. it is rejecting the claims that americans signing up for the affordable care act has plateaued. according to the treasury
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department, it has received the fastest deficit reduction since world war ii. the office of management and budget states tax receipts are the reason for the decline. and a look at your money. those are the numbers. the dow up 217 points. the s&p and the nasdaq higher. a mixed earning report from goldman sachs and citigroup. citigroup earnings beat expectations. first time jobless claims fell to a pre-recession low. look at this. inflation fell 0.2%. that makes the interest rate hike less likely. kia recalling hundreds of thousands of sorentos. 2011 through 2013 recalled with
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storms in southern california triggering flash flooding and mudslides. this is on i-5 in california. mud and water rushing down mountains and use canyons in california. alison, no reports of injuries. that is good news. in texas, the trouble is fire. wildfire burning in central texas. it doesn't look like there is any relief in sight. it wiped out dozens of homes and
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threatening others. the texas governor ordered additional resources to fight it. >> they have been stepping up and working around the clock to try to contain this fire. they have been dealing with challenges and shifting winds caused it to go in different directions. they have a singular goal and that is to try to eliminate this fire as quickly as possible to reduce the extent of damages. >> it's still not known what caused the fire. the rain that fell in california is heading east. will it get to texas? let's turn now to meteorologist karen maginnis for that. >> it would be nice if a lot of that moisture would spread out across the state. this was such an isolated area. we look across texas as well. east texas in extreme to
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exceptional drought. doesn't look like any looming on the horizon. the rainfall will be heavy associated with the cutoff low in southern california. no widespread rainfall there. most of it is going to be right along the california/nevada border. if you are traveling toward the hill country region of austin and san antonio, that fire with cloud cover and just about 0% chance for precipitation. temperatures are going to ease up a bit. that will be the good news. temperatures go from the 90s into the upper 80s for the weekend. and a huge cooldown from the great lakes to the eastern seaboard. the northeast of new england. it will feel a lot more like fall. alison and christine. thank you, karen. former house speaker dennis hastert will plead guilty. his attorneys say hastert will enter the plea at the end of the month.
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sources with knowledge of the investigation tell cnn hastert paid hush money to a former student he abused when he was a high school coach in illinois. a coalition of groups led by naacp's president set to reveal a plan for police reform in baltimore. the plan calls for firing corrupt officers and lifting gag orders in police misconduct. he wants the city to outfit officers with body cameras making the video available to the public and train police in deescalation techniques. this comes as baltimore's city council is set to vote on giving interim commissioner kevin davis the job permanently. a possible motive in the death of a teenager allegedly beaten by his parents and beaten by other members of the secret church in upstate new york. lucas leonard may have tried to leave the word of life church.
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lucas' parents have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges. four others are accused of assaulting his brother. another woman filed a legal complaint against bill cosby. the lawsuit alleges sexual assault and emotional distress. she claims she met cosby in 1988 while auditioning for a tv show. the claim indicates that he drugged her. >> i am holding bill cosby accountable for the false allegations he made against me. i am hopeful with the help of my legal team that justice will be served. >> two more schools, tufts university and goucher college revoked their honorary degrees
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they have given cosby. lamar odom still in the hospital in nevada. he had been using cocaine and taking supplements. odom is surrounded by family in the hospital. he is fighting for his life. we get more from cnn's paul vercammen. >> reporter: the kardashian family circling the wagons. khloe kardashian saying she does not want dennis hof to speak out any longer. he did not listen. hof told nancy grace that odom spent $75,000 at the brothel. >> he spent $75,000. he wanted two girls 24 hours a day to take care of any of his needs including food and
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anything in the bedroom. the girls agreed to it. he put it on a credit card. >> reporter: florence odom said he is a beautiful person and anybody who would meet him would say the same thing. she also said that show, the spotlight might have gotten to him. at last word, lamar odom still on a ventilator and still not speaking at the hospital. back to you christine and alison. >> a sad story. dwyane wade saying he is one of the good guys. a good human being. all of his friends are mourning and praying. >> a tough time. switching gears. bring on the cubs. the mets eliminating the dodgers with a huge assist. >> andy scholes has the details in the bleacher report next. my sister raves about her toothpaste
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he would score the tying run on the sacrifice fly. two innings later, murphy with a solo shot. that gave the mets the lead. they would hold on to win this one by a final of 3-2. it will be mets and cubs in the nlcs. the american league championship series starts tonight. first pitch at 8:07. steve gleason taking in thursday night football. first quarter, saints blocking the punt for a touchdown. similar to gleason's blocked punt following katrina in 2006. the saints hand the falcons the first loss of the season. 31-21. another setback for the daily fantasy sites. draft kings and fan duels. offering clients gambling services. they have been ordered to cease
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will biden run? explosive new information on how soon the vice president could become a presidential candidate and how his family feels about it. u.s. troops hacked by isis. the personal information now in the hands of terrorists. how could this happen? we talk about a new arrest in the case. breaking overnight. california drivers stranded in streets of mud.
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welcome back to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm christine romans. friday morning. 30 minutes past the hour. let's start with this. we may be just days away from learning whether biden will join the race for president. a senior official says the word from biden's inner circle is he will likely decide by sunday. one top democrat who spoken to biden says quote his family is totally on board with the run and quote, he wants to do this. in the wake of the democratic debate and solid performance from hillary clinton and bernie sanders, many are asking if there is room for biden in the race. the vice president not giving up anything on thursday. >> have you made your decision yet? >> i can't hear you. >> have you made your decision yet? >> is there still an opening for you in the race, sir? >> i'm here to brief the
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president. i'll talk to you about it later. >> to gauge whether there is an opening, sources tell cnn that biden has been personally making calls to strategists in primary states. he is asking questions about how, not whether to launch a 2016 bid. a senior democratic official says those close to biden are not giving indication of his decision. the official says there is growing impatience morning party leaders over the drawn out uncertainty. hillary clinton campaigning in two new hampshire cities today. she was in texas thursday. courting the hispanic vote in san antonio. clinton spoke about immigration and pledged to fight for latinos and she picked up endorsement of julian castro. the secretary of housing and urban development. she said castro is on her short
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list for running mate. >> we are calling the 38 electoral votes for the democratic nominee and next president of the united states hillary rodham clinton. >> i think really highly of him. i am thrilled to have his endorsement today. both he and his brother, the congress member, are the best young leaders in america. regardless of category or the fact they come from san antonio. i am going to really look hard at him for anything because that's how good he is. he deserves the accolades he's receiving. >> campaign fund raising totals show the figures from the federal election commission show clinton raised $28.8 million in the third quarter. sanders close on her heels at $26.2 million. sanders has far more individual
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donors about clinton. 650,000 people have given to sanders versus 400,000 for secretary clinton. the fec numbers show both top democrats out pacing the republicans in the money race. top for the third quarter on the gop side was ben carson at just under $21 million. in second place, but behind carson, jeb bush and followed by ted cruz and carly fiorina. bush's campaign haul was still enough to calm jitters among supporters. cnn's sara murray has more. >> reporter: good morning. jeb bush may have calmed the nerve of donors yesterday. it was better than a lot of people expected. he raised $13.4 million. that puts bush in the top tier of fund raising. he is trailing ben carson who raised $20 million. it puts him near the top of the
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pack. we also got fund raising numbers for donald trump. you remember he is self financing his campaign. although he does not go around soliciting donations, he raised $3.9 million. trump managing to make other waves threatening to pull out of the cnbc debate if they don't meet a list of demands. agreeing to limit the debate to two hours and allowing candidates opening and closing statements. we have seen trump say things about this in the past. but this time he is not alone. ben carson is threatening to pull out of the debate if cnbc is not willing to tweak the rules. >> thank you, sara. a hacker based in malaysia arrested and charged with stealing personal information of u.s. military members and then
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giving it to isis. ardit fareze is being detained on a provisional u.s. arrest warrant. he allegedly stole the personal data of more than 1,000 u.s. service members and federal employees. cnn's matt rivers tracking the latest from hong kong. stealing that personal information and delivering it to isis. where is this man now? >> reporter: this man is currently in malaysia awaiting extradition to the united states. he is relatively young. 20 years old. a native of kosovo. authorities say he was one of the leaders of a hackers group called the kosovo hackers security. as you mentioned in malaysia, he was able to hack into the computer system of a u.s. company and steal the personal information of over 1,000 u.s. military members as well as federal employees. he then took that information and gave it to a relatively high profile member of isis over the
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course of a two month stretch in the summer of 2015. this young man was arrested on september 15th in kuala lumpur. the isis member, junaid hussain. he was killed in august by a u.s. air strike, but not before he posted that information online of over 1,300 u.s. military members and federal employees. whether that posting from hussain is the posting that is referenced in the criminal complaint released by the fbi in connection to the case, that is not confirmed. >> thank you, matt. huma abedin set to be int interviewed behind closed doors by the benghazi committee. abedin is the only clinton aide to have known to have an e-mail
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account on the personal network of the secretary of state. she is expected to answer questions about the 2012 attack. the white house scaling back the obamacare forecast. 10 million americans to be purchasing insurance through the afford able care act through 2016. the white house rejecting claims the number of americans signing up has plateaued. the lowest level since president obama took office. it now stands at $439 billion. a $44 billion decline from last year. according to the treasury department, that is the fastest sustained deficit reduction since world war ii. the office of management and budget claims increase of tax receipts. u.s. stock futures barely moving. great day for wall street.
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the dow climbed 217 points. nasdaq up over 1%. what drove that rally? mixed earnings from goldman sachs and citigroup. new economic data. first time jobless claims fell. inflation fell 0.2% last month. that makes the interest rate hike less likely by fed reserve. that means mortgage rates stay low. the 30-year fixed rate has been low for 12 weeks. and the amount of money social security pays out is adjusted to take into account the inflation rate. this is the third time it happened in 40 years. people who rely on social security will not get a pay raise in their checks next year. >> this is one example of why inflation could be a big thing. you want to see inflation in
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stuck in mud on the california main freeway of i-5. remarkably no reports of injuries. in texas, the trouble is fire. a major wildfire burning in drought ridden central texas. it is already burned six square miles and wiped out homes and threatens others. the fire is 25% contained. the texas governor ordered additional resources to fight it. >> they have been stepped up working around the clock to try to contain this fire. they have been dealing with challenges and shifting winds that caused it to go in different directions. they have a singular goal and that is to try to eliminate the fire as quickly as possible to reduce the extent of damages.
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>> exactly what caused the fire is still not known. the rain that fell in california is heading east. will it hit texas where it needs that water? let's turn to meteorologist karen maginnis. >> one event that was so isolated because of terrain and because we have seen drought conditions there and burn areas. that's why we saw the severe mudslide along the congested portion of i-5. most of the state of california is in severe to exceptional drought. look at eastern texas. extreme drought there as well. the big fire about 4,000 plus acres, no relief in sight. in southern california, still keeping that cutoff area of low pressure in the weather picture, but most of that moisture will head right along the california/nevada border. for austin and the bastrop area, you are looking at cloud cover.
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temperatures will be cooler. those battling the blaze there, it looks like no relief, except the temperatures are 10 degrees cooler. scattered showers. much cooler temperatures into the northeast and new england and diving to the south. interior northeast could see a dusting of snow by the weekend. back to you guys. karen, thanks for that. former nba and reality tv star lamar odom remains unresponsive in a las vegas hospital after found unconscious at a nevada brothel. workers there say he had been using cocaine and sexual enhancement supplements. we get more now from cnn's paul vercammen. >> reporter: christine and alison, the odom and kardashian family not wanting information to come out of the hospital.
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khloe kardashian did not want the owner of the brothel to speak about the odom visit there. dennis hof did not listen. he told nancy grace that odom spent $75,000. >> that was his number. what he wanted was two girls 24 hours a day to take care of any of his needs from food or anything in the bedroom. he'll be here a minimum of four days, maximum of five days. the girls agreed to it. he put it on a credit card. >> reporter: florence odom said he is a beautiful person and anybody who would meet him would say the same thing. she said that show, the spotlight, might have gotten to him. at last word, lamar odom still on a ventilator and not speaking at the hospital. back to you, christine and alison. paul, thanks for that. breaking news this morning. a west bank holy site set on fire as israel tries to stop a
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breaking news from israel and the west bank. palestinian rioters set fire to the compound housing joseph's tomb. palestinian forces which control the holy site put out the fire.
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the blaze caused major damage to one section of the site. there were no injuries. in east jerusalem, israeli security forces and border police set up check points and sealing off palestinian neighborhoods after bloody attacks. prime minister benjamin netanyahu with tightening security measures. let's bring in cnn's oren liebermann. this is a blatent desecration of the palestinian rioters. >> reporter: we got word that abbas ordered an investigation to see who the rioters were. the idf says palestinian rioters torched the holy site. the site of joseph's tomb. it is nablus. that is part of the sensitivity.
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israeli settlinsettlers called . the question of will they find who started this? behind me is a group of 200 group of worshippers outside the old city of jerusalem for friday prayers. that is because israel put in tight security measures here in and around the old city. men over the age of 40 are allowed to pray at the compound and all women. that is what you see here. these younger men praying outside. you see that security here. israeli border police here stopping people. it is very difficult for hundreds of thousands of palestinians in the neighborhoods to move around. israel says these measures are necessary for security reasons after the wave of attacks.
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palestinians say it is israel trying to deescalate by using more force which could lead to more escalation. question now is what happens today? this is obviously a very important day and tense day. it is friday prayers. the prayers going on right here behind me. in recent weeks, prayers led to clashes with the protesters and israeli security. the question is what happens today. alison. >> thank you. oren liebermann, you thanks. a tech company complaint of sexism now pays more to women. we will have that story next.
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let's get an early start on your money. i'm alison kosik. asian stocks closed higher. european stocks following the lead. stocks in the u.s. barely moving. that is after the dow rally yesterday closing up 217 points. the nasdaq and s&p closed higher. what fueled rally? investors bet on another delay on the fed raising rates this year. mixed rates from goldman sachs and citigroup. women earn about 78 cents to
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a man's dollar. at godaddy, women make more than their male counterparts. female employees are paid one cent more than the male counterparts. godaddy has ended the scantily clad advertisements. will joe biden run for president? "new day" starts now. >> have you made your decision yet? >> we may be days away from learning whether joe biden will join the race. is there a length? yes. >> have you made your decision yet? almost like the clinton campaign doesn't mind talking about benghazi. >> i love being hillary. >> money was never an issue for jeb bush. >> if i don't win, i consider it
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to be a mass failure. in a traffic stop is a misdemeanor. >> no. >> get out of the car. get out of the car. son, get your hands behind your back. you're under arrest. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. >> good morning. it is friday, october 16th. brooke baldwin here today. they are missing big news because there is a message from vice president joe biden. telling supporters to get ready to give their all. cnn learned the biden family is on board with the presidential run. all indications are an announcement is eminent. >> here is what we are learning. details about the campaign message if he were to run. what impact will the biden bid have on the democratic ticket and the money race which the
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candidates have. we have the story covered only the way cnn can. let's start with jeff zeleny live in london this morning. jeff, what do you know? good morning? >> reporter: good morning, brooke. vice president joe biden has been calling top strategists in iowa, new hampshire and south carolina. the important early voting states asking if they would be on board if he decides to run. he's getting closer and closer to making his announcement, perhaps in the next week. >> have you made your decision yet? >> i can't hear you. >> reporter: as vice president joe biden continues to evade the big question, this morning it appears he's closer to answering that. >> is there still an opening for you in the race, sir? sources telling cnn that biden's family supports a presidential run. the vice president personally making calls this week

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