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is indiana ted cruz's last stand? donald trump declaring the race over if he wins the primary. it may not be voters keeping the cruz campaign alive. bernie sanders laying out his path to victory. how he thinks he can beat hillary clinton and take the democratic nomination. breaking news overnight. may day marches turn violent in seattle. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, may 2nd. 4:00 a.m. in the east. donald trump says the race for the republican nomination is
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over if he wins indiana's primary tomorrow. a new poll shows trump with a double digit lead in indiana. a state many see as a must-win for ted cruz. both men have events across the state today. cnn's jessica schneider has more. >> reporter: an hour long rally here in ft. wayne, trump promised to bring jobs back to the state and said china raped the u.s. economy. donald trump returning to his rhetoric about lying ted cruz. he slammed the alliance about john kasich and ted cruz calling it a rigged political system. he seized on heidi cruz's words that her husband is an immigrant. donald trump conceded that heidi cruz was referring to the senator's cuban roots. >> heidi cruz, nice woman.
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said my husband, you heard about this, said this, my husband's an immigrant. that's what i've been saying. a lot of people, i think she was trying to say, she was trying to put a bit of a latin term on it. he was born in canada. number one, he can't win. no path to win. if he had a path to win, which he doesn't, he has few delegates. i was saying he wasn't born in this country. the first thing the democrats will do -- i'm not playing that card -- they will bring a lawsuit against him. >> reporter: trump pulled back on his harsh tone saying he wants the party to come together. saying in the general election, he will raise money for the republican party and congressional candidates and he urged this crowd, please let's focus on hillary. >> the republican party has to
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come together. if it doesn't come together, it's hard. i'll tell you this. they said to me. if it doesn't come together, does that mean you can't win? does that help jeb bush? jeb and his wife? two votes? seriously. i don't think it matters. it would be nice to have the republican party come together. with that being said, i think i'll win anyway. i'll win new york state. i'll win michigan. i'll win states nobody ever won before as a republican for many years. >> reporter: donald trump has declared this race over. he says there is no road to victory for ted cruz or john kasich. of course, donald trump touting that 15--point lead he has in the polls. john and alison. >> thank you, jessica. donald trump is live on cnn on "new day" during the 7:00 hour. all right.
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it may not matter in the end, but ted cruz with victories in the delegate selection process. from arizona to virginia, delegates were selected who must vote for trump on a first ballot at the convention, but who say they will vote for cruz if there is a second ballot. of course, if trump reached 1,237 delegates, there will be no second ballot. cruz campaigning in indiana is still hoping for an upset victory. he's throwing everything at trump. including the stab at the frontrunner's endorsement by mike tyson. >> this is the choice for the people of indiana. do we stand with carly fiorina and governor mike pence or do we stand instead with a convicted rapist mike tyson?
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>> on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders battling in indiana. the latest poll showing the vermont senator trailing by a small margin. hillary clinton is looking to the general election campaigning at the naacp in detroit. clinton slammed trump over his role in what she calls the insidious birther movement and disavow former klan leader david duke. >> we cannot let barack obama's legacy fall into donald trump's hands. we can't let all the hard work and progress we achieved over the last seven and a half years be torn away. we have to move forward together. we have to bring our country together. we have to keep working toward that more perfect union. >> bernie sanders is not giving
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up. he will be campaigning today in indiana. cnn's jeff zeleny is with him. >> reporter: john and alison, bernie sanders making the case he is still in the race and fighting to win pledged delegates and super delegates and hillary clinton. the problem is the math. he knows it is difficult. he called the sunday news conference in washington to make the case he is pressing forward. back on the campaign trail in indiana. tomorrow in kentucky. i asked him about donald trump and whether any of bernie sanders words against hillary clinton will be used against him. donald trump will put bernie sanders words in his ads. >> no, i think that's nonsense. i'm glad to see he manages so get through to media in making that point. what is a campaign about? a campaign is supposed to be about not just political gossip, but supposed to be
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differentiating the points of view candidates have. secretary clinton and i have different points of view on a number of issues. i have tried my hardest to run an issue-oriented campaign explaining to the american people the differences we have. i may be old fashioned, but that's what i think democracy is supposed to be about. >> reporter: bernie sanders clearly says he is not troubled by the fact that donald trump may use some of his words in ads against hillary clinton. we are watching for the tone this week. is bernie sanders going to adjust some rhetoric about the paid wall street speeches and honesty and integrity. will he change in indiana and kentucky and as he goes to california in june. bernie sanders is saying in the race. the question is how the clinton campaign will now respond to him. john and alison. >> jeff, thanks for that. time for an early start on your money. seeing some red arrows around the world. asian markets closed lower.
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we are seeing u.s. futures in the green. european markets are lower as well. we are seeing stocks hoping to turn from friday's losses when u.s. stocks suffered the worst week since february's freak-out. the dow fell on friday adding to the triple digit fall. investors took in reports from companies like apple, microsoft and alphabet and chevron. happening today, puerto rico will default on $422 million of debt. another alarm bell how bad the situation is getting on the island. the payment is to the economic development arm of puerto rico. the fear is puerto rico will default on the july payment which would really rattle the bond markets. congress in the midst of the aid package for puerto rico. one of the biggest tragedies is the brain drain happening. people who grew up in puerto rico and educated there and
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going elsewhere to get better jobs and wages. president obama got the last laugh at the last correspondents dinner. you may have seen it on cnn saturday night. the president poked fun at celebrities and journalists and politicians. he saved his best for the candidates most likely to succeed him. >> is it dinner too tacky for the donald? what could he possibly be doing instead? is he at home eating a trump steak? tweeting out insults to angela merkel? hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a bit like your relative who signed up for facebook. dear america, did you get my poke? is it appearing on your wall? i'm not sure i'm using this right. love aunt hillary. >> he was really good.
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>> he was very funny. as far as the former secretary of state, she made the best of it. she tweeted, nice job last night, aunt hillary approves. >> good to know she has a thick skin with that one. >> he went after hillary right from the start. second joke of the night was about hillary clinton. interesting to see. >> it was a good one. may day marches turn violent in seattle. officers injured. protesters arrested. dramatic new video next.
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breaking overnight. what began as a peaceful demonstration for immigration turned into violence in seattle. police made at least nine arrests, but not before using tear gas to control the crowd. five officers injured by hurled rocks and spray paint and molotov cocktails.
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this many was among many in the crowd seeking medical attention. >> i need a doctor. >> the mayor and police chief visited the injuriy injured of the hospital. and a probate hearing will determine what becomes of the late singer's estate. discussions with the siblings have been contentious. let's get more from sara sidner. >> reporter: we talked to alfred jackson. prince's half brother. he talked about his relationship with prince, but also talked about how he found out he died. he learned that from watching the news and was shocked and hurt. then he talked about the fact he was able to take a look inside paisley park after prince's death. >> mr. jackson and i had a
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special supervised two-hour tour of paisley park. it allowed mr. jackson to personally grieve and personally feel the warmth of prince's spirit. the doves and everything. >> what was it like taking a tour of paisley park after your brother died? >> we looked at the premises inside paisley park. we have seen the vault door, but we never entered. >> what was the experience like? >> he was a genius. >> when you looked around, it looked like the work of a genius? >> yeah. >> what were you feeling at times? >> i felt great. i was hoping he was still living. i wanted him to still be with me. >> reporter: we know the rumored vault does exist. a source familiar with the
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discussions going on over the e estate says the vault has not been opened. the family will be in court this morning for the estate. >> sara sidner, thanks for that. a fire destroyed a 160-year-old new york city church. almost 200 firefighters responded to the call last night at the serbian orthodox cathedral. it took three hours to beat back the flames. the historic building was gutted. officials don't know how the fire started. >> what a beautiful church. public school teachers in detroit are being told to call in sick today. this is after the union said it was unable to pay employees after june 30th. detroit public school officials are calling on lawmakers to pass an education reform package or all summer programs will be
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suspended. in a few hours, 700 travelers will cruise into history. the cruise ship "adoni" will set sail for cuba. diplomatic relations were restored between u.s. and cuba. the first chief officer is among the handful of travelers on the cruise ship born in cuba. historic and beautiful. i say lucky them. more heavy rain and flash flooding for the southeast today. let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> alison and john, good morning. the severe storms across the south and flooding is tremendous. in particular, the city of houston. look at april. over 14 inches of rainfall. 3.25 inches is normal. it puts it in perspective of the flooding across the region.
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2 million people experiencing flooding from lake charles to new orleans and notice the thunderstorms blossoming this afternoon directly over that region. how much are we expecting? additional 2 to 4 inches on top of 7 to 10 inches in the last week or so. the soil moisture in northeast texas, 100% of capacity. anything that comes down is flooding. and notice along the frontal boundary, storms expected this afternoon with above average temperatures. how about this? aiming for 90 in jacksonville this afternoon with d.c. at 81 degrees. guys. pedram, thanks for that. happening now, u.s. and world leaders trying to save a failing cease-fire in syria. a humanitarian crisis worsening by the day. we are live next.
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happening now. world leaders gathering in geneva hoping to resurrect a cease-fire that has all but collapsed. the situation in aleppo has turned catastrophic after 50 people were killed at a pediatric hospital. among the 50 dead are doctors and nurses. let's go to moscow live now and bring in cnn's correspondent frederik pleitgen. you look at the past ten days. a deadly time in syria. at least 200 killed and you think of the couple months ago
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and the resolution for a cease-fire. what does secretary of state john kerry believe he can do for the cease-fire? >> reporter: it has been catastrophic week in syria. precisely in aleppo. one reason why secretary kerry is making an effort to revive the cease-fire is because all of the diplomats realize if fighting breaks out in full force again, which many people believe it has, then they believe the cease-fire as a whole could be dead. if the syrian government retakes aleppo, they will retake the entire country back from any rebel groups. one thing secretary of state kerry said after landing in geneva, he realizes the only way to bring the cease-fire back on track is to get the russians on board. the russians at the beginning said they don't want to push the syrian government back into abiding by the cease-fire in
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aleppo. they seemed to have changed that position. over the weekend and latest we are hearing from sunday is they say they are part of negotiations to try to get the cease-fire back on track. it is a tall order. one of the positive things that happened on sunday is it appears to be a little more quiet in aleppo on sunday than previous days when the 250 civilians were killed. secretary of state kerry having meetings with representatives from jordan to saudi arabia. russians not part of the meetings, but he has said the u.s. is in constant contact with the russians to make sure this gets back on track because the stakes are high. >> fred, does the u.s. have leverage with the russians to get the cease-fire back on track? >> reporter: the u.s. has a certain amount of leverage. one thing we have seen over the past couple days is the u.s. and
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russia have on top of the regular cessation of hostilities brokered regular cease-fire and calm in the region. the coast of syria where 72-hour additional cease-fire was brokered. you have damascus where they said a 24-hour cease-fire brokered. that has been extended by another 24 hours. the russians want to negotiate with the u.s. they want the u.s. to take the lead in all of this as well. again, the russians will be important if the u.s. will bring this back on track. at the same time, the russians are also in the situation where they don't want to be in syria forever. they want to get this conflict over as well. certainly they believe the u.s. is important to making that happen. >> fred, thank you. one day to go until the indiana primary. could be the last chance to derail the hopes for the
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frontrunners in both parties. can donald trump and hillary clinton be stopped? that's next.
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donald trump says it's over if he beats ted cruz in tomor w tomorrow's critical primary in indiana. hillary clinton sounding like a general election candidate, but bernie sanders hasn't given up. how he says he could clinch the democratic nomination. may day marches end in violence in seattle. protesters arrested. police injured. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm alison kosik. donald trump says the race for the republican nomination is over if he wins indiana's primary election tomorrow. a poll shows trump with a double digit lead in indiana. a state many see as a must-win
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for ted cruz. both men have events across the state today. we have jessica schneider with the campaign with more. >> reporter: john and alison, an hour long rally in ft. wayne where donald trump promised to bring jobs back to the state and used harsh words against china saying it had raped the u.s. economy. donald trump returning to the rhetoric about lying ted cruz. he slammed the alliance with john kasich and ted cruz called it a rigged political system. donald trump seized on heidi cruz's words that her husband is an immigrant. of course, although donald trump conceded that heidi cruz was likely just referring to the senator's cuban roots. >> heidi cruz, nice woman. said my husband, you heard about this, right? my husband's an immigrant. right? is an immigrant. that's what i've been saying.
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except a lot of people -- i think she was trying to say, trying to put a bit of a latin turn on it. he was born in canada. one thing i tell you, he can't win. no path to win. if he had a path to win, which he doesn't, he has very few votes and delegates. i have been saying he wasn't born in this country. the first thing the democrats would do, assuming he won, so he won't. i'm not playing that card. they will bring a lawsuit against him. >> reporter: trump pulled back on his harsh tone saying he wants the party to come together. saying in the general election, he would raise money for the republican pty and congressional candidates. he urged this crowd please let's focus on hillary. >> you know the republican party has to come together. if it doesn't come together, it will be hard. i'll tell you this, i'll tell you this, they say if it doesn't
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come together, does that mean you can't win? does it help jeb bush? that's two votes? jeb and his wife. seriously. i don't think it matters. it would be nice to have the republican party come together. with that being said, i think i'll win anyway. i think i'll win new york state. i think i'll win michigan. i'll win states that nobody has ever won as republicans before. >> reporter: donald trump has declared this race over. he said there is no road to victory for john kasich or ted cruz. touting that 15-point lead he has in the polls for tuesday's primary. john and alison. thank you so much. donald trump live this morning on cnn. he'll be here during the 7:00 hour of "new day." it may not matter in the end, ted cruz notched victories in the delegate selection process from arizona to virginia. delegates selected who must vote for trump on the first ballot on
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the republican convention, but they say they will vote for cruz if there is a second ballot. if trump reaching 1,237, there will be no second ballot. cruz is throwing everything at trump, including a stab at the frontrunner's endorsement by mike tyson. >> and this is a choice for the people of indiana. do we stand with carly fiorina and governor mike pence or do we stand instead with a convicted rapist, mike tyson. >> on the democratic side, tomorrow, hillary clinton and bernie sanders also facing off in indiana where there are new polls out showing the vermont senator is behind clinton. the front runner is already looking past her fight with
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sanders to a general election battle. campaigning last night at an naacp dinner in detroit. clinton slammed trump in the role over what she called the insidious birther movement and the attention to disavow former klan leader david duke. >> we cannot let barack obama's legacy fall into donald trump's hands. we can't let all the hard work and progress we achieved over the last seven and a half years be torn away. we have to move forward together. we have to bring our country together. we have to keep working toward that more perfect union. >> bernie sanders meantime not giving up. he is campaigning in indiana today. cnn's jeff zeleny has the
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latest. >> reporter: john and alison, sanders sane mamaking the case fight to win delegates. the question is the math. he knows it is difficult, but he called this unusual sunday his conference at the national press conference on sunday. back on the trail in indiana and in kentucky. i asked if donald trump and if bernie sanders words against hillary clinton will be used against him. donald trump saying he will put bernie sanders words in his own ads. this is what he said. >> no, i think that's nonsense. i'm glad to see he manages so get through to some media making that point. what is a campaign about? a campaign is supposed to be about not just political gossip, but actually supposed to be about differentiating the points
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of view. secretary clinton and i have had different points of view. i have tried to run an issue-oriented campaign. now i may be old fashioned, but that's what i think democracy is supposed to be about. >> reporter: bernie sanders clearly says he is not troubled by the fact that donald trump may use his words in ads against him in ads with hillary clinton. will sanders adjust the rhetoric about paid wall street speeches? he is change how he is campaigning in indiana and kentucky and as he goes forward in california in june? john and alison. >> jeff, thank you. time for an early start on your money. asian markets closed lower. european markets are following their lead. take a look at the u.s. futures. slightly higher. hoping to turn around friday losses when stocks suffered the
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worst week since february's freakout. what happened here? it was a mixed week with earnings reports. apple reported the worst quarter in a decade. amazon soaring 9% friday. the tech giant reporting the fourth straight profitable quarter. you look at earnings season. it is tough for tech. amazon is the shining star. >> as long as they get me my stuff in two days. you may have seen the live correspondents dinner here on cnn. the president poked one at celebrities and politicians and the presidential frontrunners. >> is this dinner too tacky for the donald? what could he possibly be doing instead? is he at home eating a trump steak? tweeting out insults to angela
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merkel? >> hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a bit like your relative who signed up for facebook. dear america, did you get my poke? is it appearing on your wall? i'm not sure i'm using this right. love, aunt hillary. >> so the former secretary of state, she replied on twitter. she said nice job last night, potus. aunt hillary approves. she signed it with the h. that indicates she is the one who actually tweeted it. >> i am surprised he did not go after trump more. i expected him to stick it to donald trump. >> a big discussion. whether he laid off because a too obvious of a subject. he wanted to spread the wealth. he wanted to keep it above the board. may day marches turned
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violent in seattle. officers injured. protesters arrested. dramatic new video next.
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breaking overnight. what started as a peaceful demonstration, escalated into a violent protest on the streets of seattle. windows smashed and police made nine arrests but not before using tear gas to control the crowd. officers were injured. this man among many seeking medical attention. >> my throat hurts. i need a doctor. >> the mayor and police chief visited the injured officers in the hospital last night. prince's family heading to court this morning in minnesota. a probate hearing will determine what becomes of the singer's
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estate. the estate includes a vault filled with unreleased songs. and a source with first hand knowledge tells cnn initial discussions with the siblings have been contentious. we get more from sara sidner. >> reporter: john and alison, we talked to alfred jackson. prince's older half brother. they share the same mother. he talked about his relationship with prince, but also talked about how he found out he died. he learned that from watching the news and shocked and hurt. then he talked about the fact he was able to take a look inside paisley park after prince's death. >> mr. jackson and i had a special supervised two-hour tour of paisley park and it allowed mr. jackson to personally grieve and personally feel the warmth of prince's spirit. the doves and everything. >> what was it like taking a
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tour of paisley park after your brother died? >> we look at the premises. inside paisley park. we have seen the vault door, but we never entered? >> what was the experience like? >> he is a genius. >> when you looked around. it looked like the work of a genius? >> yeah. >> what were you feeling at the time? >> i felt great. i was happening he was still living. i wanted him to still be with me. >> reporter: we know the rumored vault does exist. a source familiar with the discussions going on over the estate says that vault has not been opened. the family is expected to be in court later this morning to hash out the details of how to deal with prince's estate. john, alison. >> sara, thank you. tragic fire destroyed a 160-year-old church in new york city. nearly 200 firefighters
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responded to the call at the serbian orthodox cathedral. the historic building was gutted. nobody was hurt. officials not know what started the fire. more than 40 detroit public schools are closed today as teachers in the embattled city participate in a union sickout. this comes the day after the school district informed the union is it unable to pay employees after june 30th. teachers have been complaining for years about the dilapidated conditions of schools. the school officials are calling on the lawmakers to pass an education reform package or all summer programs will be suspended. in a knfew hours, the cruis ship "adonia" will leave port
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for cuba. the first person off the ship, arnie perez. he is among a handful who were born in cuba. >> beautiful. i want to go on one of those right to cuba. more heavy rain and threat of flash flooding for the south. let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri for more. good morning, pedram. >> alison and john, good morning. the flooding concern high among the gulf coast states. 2 million people from lake charles to baton rouge. we have warnings in place. it could get up to 4 inches of rainfall through tuesday. a lot of rain still in store for a lot of people. we know the ground water levels have been on the rise. the water table forced up higher. surface flooding is the next to go with the additional rainfall with the soil moisture up to 100% capacity. notice the thunderstorms possible in the northern fringe
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of the frontal boundary and mid-atlantic states. don't be surprised for afternoon storms that blossom across the region. we watch warmth try to build in the intermountain west. in denver, spring pattern with temperatures up to the 70s before they cooldown for mother's day weekend. temperatures are 81 in washington. new york city only at 63 degrees today. warmer temperatures in store later this week. guys. pedram, thanks for that. how many times have you gone to starbucks and gotten a cold drink, but it has more ice and not enough drink. why one chicago customer is taking on the coffee giant. we will get an early start on your money next.
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happening now, world leaders are gathering in geneva hoping to resurrect a cease-fire that
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has collapsed. the situation in aleppo turned catastrophic after a deadly air strike killed 50 people at a pediatric hospital. at least six of the dead were medical workers. secretary of state john kerry is blaming the bombing on the syrian government. the syrian regime are denying any involvement. let's bring in senior correspondent frederik pleitgen. fred, what are you russians saying? situation in aleppo over the ing weekend. 250 civilians killed in the past ten days alone. the cease-fire is falling apart. the russians are not involved in the bombings. the syrian regime saying the same. however, groups on the ground believe it was a syrian government war plane that bombed that hospital. the big question is for secretary of state kerry is how to get the cease-fire back on track. that is the reason he is in geneva. he has said that it is not going
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to get back on track if the russians are not on board. the interesting thing is at the meetings in geneva, the russians are not present. the secretary has said that they are in constant contact with the russians. the russians have said while earlier saying they didn't want the syrian government to get the cease-fire back on track. now they're saying they are in negotiations to try to do that. negotiations appear to be going on. the u.s. says they expect the russians to use the influence that they have over the assad regime to make sure the bombings stop in aleppo. one thing is clear to all sides, john, the cease-fire, if it falls apart in aleppo, that could spell the end of cessation of hostilities. it could return devastating
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violence. >> fred, thank you. let's get an early start on your money. u.s. stocks are hoping to make a turn around from friday's losses. futures reporting slightly higher. stocks suffered the worst week since february. the dow fell on friday adding to the triple digit fall on thursday. wall street coping with the worst stretch since the financial crisis. exxon mobile said profits fell more than 60% for the first quarter. more companies are reporting earnings this week. we will hear from names you may recognize. sprint, tesla and kraft. after 17 drawings and no winner, the current jackpot for the powerball is $348 million. that amount is only available if a winner chooses to take the money over 30 years. the more popular lump sum option has a cash value over $226 million. the next drawing is wednesday.
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your chances of winning not so great. each ticket has a 1 in 292 million shot. i'll try with one ticket. one starbucks customer in chicago is unhappy. filing a lawsuit. a $5 million lawsuit against the coffee chain accusing it of using too much ice in its cold drinks. the suit claims the number of ounces starbucks advertises is only right once ice is added to the drunk. for example, a venti drink is advertised at 24 ounces. the suit claims it has 14 ounces of actual liquid. the rest is ice. starbucks said our customers understand and expect that ice is an essential component of any ice beverage. keep in mind, this is one person with this lawsuit. interesting. it is something we can relate. >> i often sympathize.
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if you are getting iced coffee, you think you are getting ice in it. >> the entire cup is not filled with ice. >> there is coffee in it, too, i suppose. you have to have both. "early start" continues right now. is indiana the last stand for ted cruz? donald trump, he says the race is over if he wins indiana. ted cruz, though, he vows to fight on. bernie sanders laying out his path to victory. how he thinks he can beat hillary clinton to the democratic nomination. breaking overnight. may day marches turn violent in seattle. police clashing with protesters. we have new video. d good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm alison kosik. the race for the republican nomination is over says donal

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