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especially the ten-year. that causes the yield to fall and mortgage rates are tied to those yields. even better news, the brexit vote took a fed rate hike this summer off the table so rates should stay low for the next few months at the very least. it's once again part of the reason you're seeing this rally happen. >> time to buy a house is what you're saying. >> go for it. "early start" continues right now. new information toer information on the suicide bombers behind the istanbul attack. where they came from and who gave them their orders. >> and terror fears at the airport prompting briefed up security across the country as travelers head out for this fourth of july weekend. >> good morning. welcome to "early start." breaking overnight, new information on the three terrorists who bombed the
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istanbul airport killing 44 people and injuring hundreds more. investigators identifying the men as citizens of russia, uzbekistan and kyrgyzstan. officials believe the bombers entered turkey about a month ago from the isis stronghold of raqqah in syria bringing with them the suicide vests and bombs used in the attack. the terrorists rented an apartment in an istanbul neighborhood that's known for its pro-isis rallies. for the very latest on this, let's go to cnn's alexandra field in istanbul. what's the latest on the investigation? >> sources told cnn they believe this attack was closely directed by isis, and now u.s. officials are telling cnn they believe the ringleader of this attack is a well-known militant from the north caucus region of russia. that's the person who they believe gave orders to the three men who had spent time in syria according to sources and who
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then entered istanbul about a month ago renting an apartment here. that apartment has been at the center of the investigation into what happened here at ataturk airport. it's the place where officers recovered a passport belonging to one of the men. also where investigators have been talking to neighbors, residents, trying to determine what information they can find out about the three bombers. they've taken surveillance images recorded by the cameras at this airport and showing those to neighbors asking what they knew about these men. one woman tells cnn she smelled chemicals coming from that apartment but a source tells cnn the bombs had been made outside of turkey. all parts of the investigation as authorities also work to figure ot who else these men could be connected to and whether or not any of their connections could be planning further attacks. that's part of what prompted the ongoing counterterrorism raids we've seen unfoilld over the la two days. 13 people were picked up for questioning in istanbul. another nine in the coastal city of izmir.
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officials say it's related to the attack that happened here just a couple of days ago. >> what are turkish officials telling you about their intelligence? was there any indication that this sort of thing was on their radar, or were they just caught blindsided? >>. >> you have two facts here. one is the fact it's known to authorities that airports have become increasingly targets. you saw the brussels airport being targeted back in march. this is an airport with a high level of security in place. a level of security that exceeded international standards. so there was preparation in place for the possibility that you'd have militants come and attack this airport. the other side of this is the reality that people in turkey have become the targets of suicide bombings increasingly. there have been eight suicide bombings in this country alone in the last year and turkish officials have linked three of those bombings, including the one that happened here, to isis. certainly a level of preparedness here. almost a level of expectation
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that something like this can happen, something like this would happen. there were preventative measures put in play, including a plainclothes counterterrorism team that was working at this airport surveying the airport on a daily basis. these are officers who are actually trained to spot people who looked suspicious. there's some chilling video we've seen recorded by the surveillance cameras that, according to the news agency haberturk shows one of those plainclothes officers approaching one of the bombers before the attacks. he allegedly goes to ask this person for i.d. and that's when the suspect turns around and shoots him. alison? >> very disturb voog to watch. alexandra field, thank you. to help us sort through all the information about this attack and the attackers themselves, we want to bring in colonel cedric lleyton, a former member of the joint chiefs of staff. good morning. thanks for being with us. >> good morning. >> what are we to draw that these individuals were from the stans, kyrgyzstan, uzbekistan
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and russia itself. is it a -- can isis not get their own people in? it just seems to me to be a huge tactical error on isis' part to go after it. why these individuals, why go after turkey now? >> the big issue here is turkey is actually seen as now in the enemy camp. they are providing logistical support to u.s. and coalition forces who are going after isis, u.s. airplanes and drones take off from incirlik air base and go after targets in syria and iraq. so there is a legitimate reason from a tactical military perspective for them to go after turkey but there are also reasons as you correctly point out where turkey should have been off limits to isis. they basically took the types of
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people that belong in isis right now, belong to isirks that speak a turkic language and use them to integrate into turkish society so they could blend in as much as possible and mount this attack in istanbul. what you're seeing is the end result of a need by isis to execute terrorist operations wherever they possibly can. and they're doing this for as much maximum propaganda effect as well as tactical military effect as they possibly can. >> you look at the broader picture of what's happening here. as we see on the battlefield as isis is being pushed out of fallujah, we're seeing these attacks on turkey and in paris and brussels being stepped up. what is the trick here? how can intelligence officials stay one step ahead of these isis attacks? is there a way to? >> well, it's very difficult. one of the key things is the
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fact that intelligence agencies are very good usually at predicting things that have already happened. they tell you about what has happened. they're not very good at actu actually using the idea of anticipatory or predictive intelligence. and that's a really difficult thing for intelligence agencies or any bureaucracy to really do. and what you're seeing here is the result of, in essence, a lack of imagination. what we have to do is put ourselves in their shoes. we are getting better at this, and the turks are getting better at this, but sometimes better is not good enough and certainly is not the way in which you can prevent these kinds of attacks. it takes more than we've seen to prevent and intercept many of the attacks taking place. >> by now this situation allows the turkish security forces very aggressive already to go in and roll up and investigate much more heavily whoever they want.
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does this attack strike you as a desperation move by isis or does it have some rationality behind it? >> there is some rationality behind it but it's a desperation move because, as allison pointed out with fallujah going othe fact that isis forces have been forced from fallujah and it looks as if iraqi forces are moving into mosul fairly soon or at least moving in preparation for an attack on mosul, what you're seeing is isis is base ically running from a lot of its engagements. it doesn't mean isis is on the run and to say that would be a mistake at this point. isis is basically lashing out. it's what i would call where you're going in after a particular target and as soon as isis is a victim of something or feels its very existence is threatened, it's going to lash out. these types of attacks are
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certainly planned, but they are acts of desperation in the sense they are needed in order for isis to maintain its momentum. >> something you said before we go. it's interesting that you said intelligence officials have to put themselves in the shoes of isis who can imagine such horrific things to do. >> presumably we'll see more of this. thank you, colonel. >> you bet. absolutely. happening now, heightened security as millions prepare for travel for the fourth of july holiday weekend in the wake of the istanbul airport attack. surveillance screening patrols all heightened in soft target areas outside secure tsa checkpoints. for more we want to bring in rene marsh at reagan's national airport. >> it's projected some 43 million people will travel this holiday. that's the most on record for the fourth of july weekend. the majority of those people will be driving, but some 3 million will be flying. and after the attack in
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istanbul, the concern is about the soft areas, the soft target areas in airports across the country. at many airports, this is a situation. the tsa checkpoint is the first line of defense. it leaves that other section of the airport, the perimeter, that part is vulnerable. we heard from the department of homeland security secretary jeh johnson. he said passengers will notice an increased presence of police officers in the soft target areas of airports across the country. that includes the tsa's viper team which is assigned to do random bag checks, random passenger checks to prevent a terrorist attack. however, no changes have been made to the screening process for passengers. back to you guys. >> rene marsh, thanks for that. a political firestorm igniting for buill clinton and attorney general loretta lynch after the two meet while the fbi
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dawn saves wildlife. a new storm brewing for the clinton presidential campaign over a meeting this week between bill clinton and attorney general loretta lynch. lynch says the two met by chance when she and bill clinton found themselves on the same airport tarmac in phoenix, arizona. republicans say the meeting undermines confidence in the fbi investigation into hillary clinton's e-mail. lynch, the fbi's boss as head of the justice department said she and bill clinton had only a social conversation about grandchildren and golf and did not talk about his wife's e-mail. the white house defending the integrity of the federal investigation as donald trump weighs in calling the meeting terrible. >> do you think that was an appropriate conversation? >> well, it was shocking. it was shocking to me, but shocking to everybody that's saw it take place.
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i was soy surprised to see that. it's the system. it was very disappointing. >> both the president and the attorney general understand how important it is for the department of justice to conduct investigations that are free of political interference. she's made clear that that's the expectation that she has for the way that this investigation should be conducted. the president has made clear that certainly is consistent with his expectation about how this is handled. >> let's continue this part of the discussion. let's go to cnn political reporter live in our washington bureau. >> good morning. >> i've got to ask this about this chance meeting on the tarmac in phoenix between bill clinton and loretta lynch. there's a question about judgment here. there's also a question about trust here. this is what's dogging hillary clinton anyway is the trust factor. this doesn't help things for her, does it? >> the technical term may be face palm here at the very
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least. the idea that a former president might want to say hello to the sitting attorney general when both are on the tarmac together is not unreasonable, but it seems that bill clinton really didn't think through the optics of what might happen if this came out. and you have to imagine that hillary clinton and inside her camp, were not pleased when they found out this occurred because regardless of what they talked about on the plane, if it was grandchildren as was the read out that we got it just doesn't look good because loretta lynch is ultimately going to have final say over whether any charges may be brought over this probe into the e-mail server. the optics are not quite very good. >> especially for bill clinton who was under such fire as president. apparently he also waited for her to arrive. so strange for him to even put himself in that position. donald trump on the other hand still having issues with his own
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party. he's going after the chamber of commerce, having tough times raising funds and said this about the other candidates getting behind him. >> these people signed a pledge. they all wanted me to sign a pledge. so i signed the pledge and then they did, too. the only difference is i would have honored the pledge. they broke their word. in my opinion, they should never be allowed to run for public office again because what they did is disgraceful. >> this may be face plant -- face palm number two for the morning. is this a workable strategy for him going after the very heart, blaming them for not supporting him as the nominee, going after the chamber of commerce? going after republicans in general? >> i would separate going after the chamber of commerce and going after his former opponents. he has not much to lose. part of what his appeal was driving this entire campaign was that he sort of did go after,
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even people that are supposed to be off limits, the rogueness of his campaign was part of the appeal. and he has an argument to make of this pledge. it's a message that can resonate. on the other hand, going after an institution like the chamber of commerce is more of an eyebrow raiser when this is an institution that's supported republicans by far throughout its history. says it doesn't meddle in presidential elections. starts going after the trade policies of the presumptive gop nominee. that's remarkable. and to wage war back is truly something we haven't seen in modern american politics. >> stick with trump for a minute. it's being floated who could be his vp. we're hearing newt gingrich, chris christie. senator susan collins talking about who trump chooses as his vice president is key. listen to this. >> it's going to be very important to me whom donald
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trump chooses as his running mate. and that is arguably the most important decision that a candidate can make. >> so the most important decision, she says. but we've heard donald trump say, listen, i need to get a washington insider for my vp. chris christie doesn't fit that bill. >> he said he wants to have a politician. someone who sort of understands how the politics of everything work. and, you know, chris christie may is been a governor but he really is an insider. he was the chairman of the republican governors association for a year. he has a really connected fund-raising network, the new jersey, new york corridor. he has that's ability to bring political muscle to the ticket. it is a very difficult decision for donald trump. he needs someone that can help him mend some bridges with the republican party, can potentially, if he makes it to the white house, help him understand deal making in washington and how to actually
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breaking news now. investigators revealing where the istanbul suicide bombers came from and who directed their attack. security increased at airports across the country as travelers head out for this fourth of july weekend.
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welcome back to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm miguel marquez. it's 32 minutes past the hour. breaking news overnight, new information on the three terrorists who bombed the istanbul airport killing 44 people and injuring hundreds more. investigators identifying the men as citizens of russia, uzbekistan and kyrgyzstan. officials believe the bombers entered turkey about a month ago from the isis stronghold of raqqah in syria bringing with them their suicide vefsts and bombs used in the attack. they rented an apartment in a neighborhood known for its pro-isis rallies. let's go to alexandra field in istanbul for us. where does the investigation stand now? >> good morning, miguel. u.s. officials are actually saying that the ringleader of this attack was a well-known isis militant from the northern caucus region of russia. ahmed chatayev.
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he was in contact with these three men who spent time in raqqah in syria and sources telling cnn the men had been in an apartment in istanbul for the last month. they'd rented that apartment. one of the men left his passport there. that was a big clue for investigators who have spent days trying to figure out who these men are and who they could be expected to. intelligence officials here in turkey and the u.s. believe that isis was behind this attack. they says it bared all the markings of an isis attack. the investigation is ongoing with the goal now being to find anyone else who could be connected to these three men who remains in turkey today. we've seen these counterterrorism operations that have resulted in raids in istanbul and the coastal city of izmir. police detained nine people in izmir for questioning. another 13 in istanbul also being questioned. we can expect that you'll see more of these raids in the coming days as they try to establish who could be a part of
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these men's network. miguel? >> one poignant story we're hearing out of all of this, one of the victims was a doctor, i believe, who was going there to try to save his son from joining isis and ended up getting killed in this attack. what do you know about that? >> 44 people killed in the explosions at this airport. among them this tunisian doctor. he spent a couple of months in turkey. he was waiting for his wife who was going to arrive here. that's because they were hoping to pick up their son from turkish officials. their son had been detained at the syrian border after his son had gone to join isis in iraq as a meduc and had left, come through syria, landed in turkey where he was detained and the father has been here trying to seek his son's release. the wife was coming to meet him, hoping to reunite with their son who had left and had been working as a medic. inste instead, the father killed in
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this blast. one of the 44 stories. so many more injured, so many still in the hospital. >> the irony of that. thanks, alexandra. a lot of information to sort through about the attack and the attackers. let's bring in cnn military analyst cedric lleyton, a former member of the joint chiefs of staff. good morning again. >> good morning, alison. >> i want to talk more about these terrorists who carried out this horrific event at the airport in istanbul. they're from russia, the former soviet states. these are already places where isis has recruited in the past. why is it significant that the terror group is now using them for these terrible bombings, terrible attacks, and why is it a challenge for intelligence officials to get a handle on this. >> one of the big things is the fact these people blend in. they speak turkic languages. they can fit in with some of the population that exists in
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istanbul. there are fairly large communities of people from these places already. and because they blend in enough to go under the radar, they can actually exercise not only a great deal of surveillance but also execute attacks in places like istanbul and that's one of the reasons they are picking these people. the other thing is this is a ready pool of fighters. these people have a lot of experience fighting russia in places like chechnya and have done so for several decades now. the fact they're out there, they're willing to fight. they have a lot of pressure on them in russia and in their homelands so the next thing they, do of course, is find a cause. and one of those causes is isis. >> it seems perhaps a tactical win for isis but maybe a huge strategic mistake. they're losing ground at home. they are seemingly ramping up operation across the middle east, africa and southeast asia
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now. what are we to draw from this particular blow against turkey, a place that they had used as a transit point, a grocery store basically for so many years now. >> one of the things is they are biting a hand that fed them. they got a lot of logistical support through turkey. one of the big markets for their oil was turkey. but they find it more important to go in and cause damage to turkey because they see turkey now as more on the side of the west of the u.s.-led coalition against isis. and they believe that turkey is a grand facilitator in this, and they feel it's incumbent upon them to go after the turks and punish them for their support of the u.s. and its partners. >> we're seeing so many similarities between what happened in istanbul and brussels. we're seeing isis go after these soft targets. where else -- i guess what sort
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of symbolically are they trying to say to the world by going after not just soft targets but these airports as well. >> any crowded place is going to be one of those areas where there's a risk that isis will want to show its face, show its flag in essence. when you look at istanbul's airport, an airport with a lot of security, with some pretty good perimeters set up, good surveillance and, of course, not only uniform, but plainclothes policemen, that is a difficult target for most terrorist groups to penetrate. but they are clearly looking at this as a way to show the vulnerabilities of turkey in this case and, of course, other countries such as belgium and france. and what they're trying to do is trying to prove their strength in spite of their weakness. the fact that they are losing ground in places like syria and iraq makes them even more
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desperate to show a degree of strength. that can be shown if these asymmetric attacks. >> colonel cedric leighton, thanks for coming on the show. >> have a great weekend. >> thanks, you, too. happy fourth. heightened security as millions prepare to travel for the fourth of july holiday in the wake of the istanbul airport attack. surveillance screening patrols all heightened in soft target areas outside secure tsa checkpoints. for more let's bring in cnn's rene marsh at washington reagan national airport. >> it's projected some 43 million people will travel this holiday. that's the most on record for the fourth of july weekend. the majority of those people will be driving, but some 3 million will be flying. and after the attack in istanbul, the concern is about the soft areas, the soft target areas in airports across the
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country. and many airports, this is the situation. the tsa checkpoint is the first line of defense. it leaves that other section of the airport, the perimeter, that part is vulnerable. we heard from the department of homeland security secretary jeh johnson. he said passengers will notice an increased presence of police officers in the soft target areas of airports across the country. that includes the tsa's viper team, which is assigned to do random bag checks, random passenger checks to prevent a terrorist attack. however, no changes have been made to the screening process for passengers. back to you guys. >> all right, thanks to rene marsh for that. political firestorm igniting for bill clinton and attorney general loretta lynch after the two meet while the fbi investigates hillary's use of e-mail as the secretary of state. coming up next.
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a new storm brewing for the clinton presidential campaign over a meeting this week between bill clinton and attorney general loretta lynch. lynch says the two met by chance when she and bill clinton found themselves on the same airport tarmac in phoenix. republicans say the meeting undermines confidence in the fbi investigation into hillary clinton's e-mail but lynch, the fbi's boss as head of the justice department, says she and bill clinton had only a social conversation about grandchildren and golf and did not talk about his wife's e-mail. the white house defending the integrity of the investigation. as donald trump weighs in calling the meeting terrible. >> do you think that was an appropriate conversation? >> well it was shocking. it was shocking to me, but it was shocking to everybody that saw it take place. i was so surprised to see that. it's the system.
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i guess it's the system, but it was very disappointing. >> both the president and the attorney general understand how important it is for the department of justice to conduct investigations that are free of political interference. she's made clear that that's the expectation that she has for the way that this investigation should be conducted. the president has made clear that that certainly is consistent with his expectation about how this should be handled. we turn to cnn political reporter and safety net for all of this live for us in washington this morning. >> good morning. >> call it optics, call it perception, it just seems -- look, i'm not a smart guy. i'm not a politician, but you just don't want to be caught talking to the attorney general while your wife is under all of this pressure. the campaign aside, does it make any sense whatsoever? >> yeah, in some ways it almost doesn't even matter what they
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talked about the second the meeting began, it became a problem. obviously, if they talked about something they shouldn't have been, that does matter. even if it was about grandchildren and golf, it is not something you really can do under these circumstances in terms of the optics for the campaign. it's terrible. you have to imagine that hillary clinton and her inner circle were not pleased when they found out this took place. and more broadly just in terms of giving the impression that there's propriety in this investigation and preserving the sanctity of the independence of the justice department. on those regards it doesn't look good. it's hard to make a case that any of this was a good decision. >> you have donald trump out there complaining that republicans are breaking the gop pledge, not supporting the candidate. he went on to a radio show complaining that gop candidates aren't endorsing him. listen to what he said.
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>> it was a rough primary. they got beat up. but they witness after me, too. and we beat them up, and now they doan want to endorse. it's almost in some ways like i'm running against two parties. >> yeah, no kidding. >> i'm not sure it matterses. we're going to win. people are so fed up with politics and politicians. i think i'm going to win either way. >> he's complaining, calling out republicans and saying gop candidates broke their pledge. trump saying they should never be allowed to run for public office ever again. is this really effective? i know trump is running as an anti-establishment candidate so he's looking more and more like an outsider, which he wants, but is this effective to alienate the republican party any more? >> it's a question of whether it's alienating. if these people aren't going to endorse him, he doesn't have that much to lose from calling them out on that. it's possible they could come around. that's going to be something they have to decide. once they've made a statement
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like i am not going to endorse donald trump as some, like lindsey graham, have done, they back themselves into a corner. donald trump can try to make hay of it. if i were advising donald trump, i'd say stick to what works. this idea that he's suddenly going to transform into a different candidate overnight has puzzled me a little bit. if this is what has buoy him over the second other candidates, it's what the electorate has responded to. he's going to need that base of support, even if he tries to go after any middle voters, which the polls show is a tough climb for him. he's going to at least need the people that brought him to the dance. >> in a field of 16 he looks good, but antagonizing republicans across the board, the chamber of commerce, the trade deals that republicans have long -- it just does defy a little logic, yes? no? >> going after someone like the chamber of commerce is a little
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difference. from donald trump to make disparaging remarks about lindsey graham, it's his reputation, as he calls himself a counterpuncher. going after something that's been the bedrock of republican principles for some time. i was looking at the platform from 2012 the other day preparing for what might be discussed this year, and it is remarkable how different donald trump sounds on some of what they said was the republican party position on trade. and to have the u.s. chamber of commerce, which is a predictably republican-leaning institution in terms of what they support and to have them going after him and live tweeting a speech, going after the policies he's putting forward, it's remarkable. and so that type of fight, i think, is a little bit different. and is something troubling for republicans coalescing behind trump. >> tal, thanks for your analysis. >> i love that you read the platform. happy fourth. the stock market is riding a nice brexit bounce following
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welcome back. let's get an early start on your money. looking at dow futures, they are slightly lower as investors start the month of july and the third quarter. investors are going to be taking a breather, a step back after taking a huge three-day winning streak of almost 800 points for the dow in three days. stock markets in europe at the moment of mixed. shares in asia finished mostly higher overnight. we're seeing oil prices slip. if you missed out on the big stock market gains over the past three days, there's still a way to cash in. mortgage rates hit a three-year low this week. the average on the 30-year fixed is now at 3.48%. that's nationwide.
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a year ago it was above 4%. the 15-year fixed is at 2.78%. that's a popular refinancing tool. everybody wants to know, why are mortgage rates dropping again? investors have been rushing into the safety of u.s. treasury bonds in the midst of all this brexit turmoil. and that move winds up causing the yield on those bonds to fall and mortgage rates are tied to those. even better news for home buyers. the brexit vote took a fed rate hike off the table for the summer. so you can actually expect that rate should stay low for the next few months at the very least. 43 million americans are hitting the roads this holiday weekend. that's the highest tally on record. one reason for the increase, low gas prices. the average price of regular falling to $2.28 overnight. that marks the lowest fourth of
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july weekend average since 2005. way below what drivers were paying last year. oil prices are the biggest factor in what you pay at the trump. crude has been hovering around fuft $50 a barrel. that should keep prices stable through mid-july. i like when i fill up and see it under $3. i celebrate quietly. >> i live in new york now. i no longer have a car. but i'd be very excited if it was that cheap. donald trump at war with his own party. "new day" starts now. it's almost, in some ways, like i'm running against two parties. >> donald trump's big theme for his whole campaign is, let's build walls. >> that's could be a mexican plane up there. they're getting ready to attack. >> donald trump was not my second choice. he was not my third choice. >> we don't play the game the way they play the game. >> three bombers came to turkey a month ago from the isis
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stronghold city of raqqah. >> these were people who were committed to seeing this attack out to its completion. >> a strong chemical smell emanating from the flat rented by the attackers. >> security is being ramped up at u.s. airports. >> concerned at public events and public places across the nation. >> as soon as i left the plane, everything was going good. when it was time to open the parachute, i deployed it and it came out just spinning. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alyson camerota. welcome to your "new day." it's friday, july 1st. jim sciutto joins me this morning. >> nice to be back. and a lot to talk about this morning. up first, donald trump continuing his rift with the gop over trade policy. the presumptive republican
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nominee feels like he's running against two parties. >> this as we learn more about who trump is vetting to be his running mate. when will trump make his big announcement and will his choice help unite his party? let's >> jason, a lot to watch today. >> and a lot of questions. good morning, jim. you could say trump is looking in his own backyard for one of his potential running mates, someone who has been loyal early on, unlike some others in the gop, who are still not on board. >> it was a rough primary. they got beat up. but they went after me too. you know, we beat them up. now they don't want to endorse. you know, it's almost, in some ways, like i'm running against two parties. >> donald trump at war with his own party and defending his protectionist trade agenda. >> why are people upset that with free trade, that i like, that i want to make better deals?

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