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♪ donald trump attacking hillary clinton and the fbi, after no charges are recommended. with clinton's e-mail controversy. trump says the system is rigged and accuses the clintons. bribery. protest breaks out overnight. disturbing video capturing the moment two police officers pin down a man, then shoot and kill him. good morning, welcome to "early start" this morning, i'm christine romans. >> and i'm george howell. it is wednesday, july 6th, 4:00 a.m. on the east.
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now, it's not just hillary clinton. it's also the fbi that's getting the ire of donald trump in his newest attack. the presumptive republican nominee calling the system, quote, totally rigged this after it was recommended no charges against hillary clinton in the way she handled her e-mail as secretary of state. trump on the campaign trail telling thousands of people that clinton must have prescribed his boss, attorney general loretta lynch. >> the attorney general is sitting there saying if i get hillary off the hook i'm going to have four more years or eight more years, but if she loses, i'm out of a job. it's a bribe. it's a disgrace. it's a disgrace. she is laughing at the stupidity of our system. she is laughing and so is her husband bill.
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>> the trump campaign taking advantage, seizing, the ability of his rival. let's get to sara murray traveling with the clinton campaign. >> reporter: the fbi may not be moving forward with charges against hillary clinton but that did not stop donald trump from offering a searing indictment not only of hillary clinton but bill clinton while he was campaigning in raleigh, north carolina. here say sample is of what he had to say about clinton. >> and we've got hillary clinton who's weak, who is ineffective, she'll never be able to do the job. her judgment is horrible. look at her judgment on e-mails. who would do it? look at her judgment. her judgment is horrible, all right. her judgment is horrible. now, who said that about hillary. bernie sanders her judgment is bad. she's got bad judgment. okay. now, let me tell you, whether
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it's isis, whether it's trade, whether it's borders, whether it's jobs, it's going to be four more years of the same thing. the last thing we need is another clinton or the last thing we need is another obama/clinton in the white house. >> reporter: now, trump tried to use this as a way to drive home the message that the system is rigged against average americans and stacked against people who put interests ahead of common men. but he also put swipes at president obama and saying watching the white house is like watching a carnival act. and it continues to go on in the campaign which is a hunt for v.p. trump appeared with tennessee senator bob corker. that say person he doesn't know an awful well, but he spent a good bit of time getting to know one another.
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he's expected to campaign today. >> a very busy sara murray on the campaign trail. after the fbi director comey announced he was recommending against charges related to hillary clinton's e-mail because no reasonable prosecutor he said would pursue a case against her. but comey ace scathing criticism of clinton calling her use of the private server calling it extremely careless. >> although we did not find evidence that secretary clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws with mishandling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in the handling of very sensitive, classified information. even if information is not marked "classified" in an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subjects matter is classified are still obligated to protect it.
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to be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. to the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. but that's not what we're deciding now. >> the fbi found of 30,000 e-mails secretary clinton handed over to the state department, 110 contained information that was classified at the time they were sent. and of those, comey said a very small number were marked classified. now, that contradicts clinton's repeated claims that none of the e-mails were classified when she sent them. the justice department will have the final say on whether to charge clinton but it is said that they will follow the recommendation of the fbi. >> still not out of the woods yet. the fight for clivnten's e-mails is far from over. paul ryan said the fbi's charges not to file charges against
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hillary clinton defies explanation and he wants explanation. he's vowing to press on until he get answers from the fbi direct are himself. >> what bothers me the clintons are living above the law. they're being held on a different set of standards. this is why we're going to have hearings. this is why i think comey should give us all the evidence to see how and why they reached that conclusion. >> president barack obama embracing hillary clinton, a huge public show of support. making no mention of the fbi's finding or the e-mail investigation. as the president made his debut on the 2016 campaign trail. there they are. trying to rub some of his rising popularity on clinton. the president showered praise on clinton. giving her a glowing endorsement. this big rally in rally, north carolina. cnn's brianna keilar was there.
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>> reporter: christine and george if you were only at this event with president obama and secretary clinton, you almost wouldn't have known what had happened with this announcement from the fbi director. there was no mention of it. and yet, the trust gap that has resulted in part because of it all showing that many voters don't see hillary clinton as trustworthy. that's a big reason that president obama was here, vouching for hillary clinton's character. he also took on donald trump, not by name, but he was so clear who he was talking about. he essentially said that he had been lying. he said republicans didn't know what he was talking about, and he implored north carolinians to value hillary's experience and temperament. >> sometimes, we take somebody who has been in the trenches and fighting the fight and being steady for granted. sometimes, we act as if never having done something and not knowing what you're doing is a
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virtue. we don't do that, by the way, for airline pilots. we don't do that for surgeons. but somehow, we think president of the united states, i don't know, who's idea, come on? >> reporter: and when it came time for president obama to endorse hillary clinton, he did so in a pretty grand way. he said there has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than hillary clinton. you're seeing a bit of a symbiotic relationship laid out on the campaign trail. head p president obama needs hillary clinton in the white house to carry on his legacy. >> the best defense is a strong offense. now set to attack donald trump where it could hurt him the most with his business record. clinton is set to hold a rally today in atlantic city, planning to hit her republican rival over
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his casino bankruptcies as well as his controversial plans for the u.s. economy. income inequality is expected to be part of her speech. >> clinton expected to mock trump's business practices right there where his name is actually emblazoned on casinos. donald trump said he has used business laws to protect his businesses. trump has filed four bankruptcies. the most recent in 2009 with trump entertainment resorts. filed bruns in 2004, two more properties filed in the early '90s but trump taj mahal may have been the most personally painful. trump gave up half the stake in the company. he had to sell his yacht and airline business. his biggest creditor was carl icahn who say present and trump supporter. trump has never filed for personal bankruptcy protection.
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but no public company has filed more times over the past 30 years. that's according to bankruptcy.com and s&p capital i.q. . that's what hillary clinton is going to say, look, is this a guy who has enriched himself for getting out of debt by filing bankruptcy and letting his investors take the rap when he can't make his business succeed. >> when you talk about business, also when you talk about the trump university situation who are many people part of his core who don't seem -- >> they think he is the gold standard of a good businessman. we'll see if it has any effect at all. >> we'll see. well, you know, the conventions are coming, today, the republican party and donald trump's party, his campaign, they're both set to unveil the list of speakers at the gop convention in cleveland. it is less than two weeks away. a tuesday, wednesday, rather, governor scott walker announced one name in the lineup.
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his own name. walker ran the republican nomination and then dropped out last september. trump said all the speaker spots are filled and there's a long waiting list. a trump at visor tells cnn a keynote speaker has not yet been decided. >> a week away. parties are fighting in congress over gun control legislation rearing its head today. house democrats led by nancy pelosi continue to push for new gun laws. they'll hold a news conference demanding a vote on heir bills. it comes after deciding whenever democrats shore punished for the 16-hour sit-in. speaker ryan says he has no intention of citing them for breaking the rules. this morning, the va remains plagued with inefficiencies. that is a report obtained by
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they tried to taser him but when it didn't disable him, they tackled him. >> [ bleep ]. >> oh, my goodness. [ bleep ]. >> this is an ongoing investigation. we're going to review the video. we're going to review the audio. we have witness, nonbiased witnesses here. we're going to bring them down to our station and interview them. >> i really want to know really what happened about the situation because my brother didn't deserve it. >> we froze that video just before the shots were fired, just very disturbing to watch. late last night, more than 100 people gathered outside of the store protesting the shooting. some carried signs chanting "black lives matter, hands up don't shoot."
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six women claim they faced a hostile environment at the school after they filed sexual assault allegations against student athletes. according to documents obtained by cnn the school will pay the women more than $2.5 million. sandy hook families finally getting their day in court. depositions are set against the gun manufacturer remington. that's the manufacturer that made the semiautomatic adam lanza used in the 2012 massacre. the suit claims that the rifle was known by the military to be dangerous. take a look at the video of a tornado forming in holloway, minnesota. my goodness, damaging winds throughout the state. more than 110,000 customers in
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the central part of minnesota, twin cities, left without power. and take a look at this, a sewage system erupting in the neighborhood. >> what a mess. 19 minutes past the hour, happening right now -- the olympic star who shot and killed his girlfriend being sentenced for the crime. ma will oscar pistorius' punishment be? this is happening in a pretoria courtroom. right now. we go there live.
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the oscar pistorius trial coming to a dramatic conclusion in a south africa courtroom right now. this is the scene live at this motel in the courtroom where a
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judge is sentencing the paralympic gold medallist. known as the blade runner. let's go to david mckenzie live in pretoria for the very latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, christine. yes, this legal saga and soap opera has gripped south africa and the world for several years now. it could be coming to its final act. and the same judge who was there for the lengthy trial is now weeding out the sentence judgment. it appears she is saying mitigating circumstances outweighed others. in other words, she has bought some of the argument of the defense in last month's sentencing hearings. we saw dramatic moments of oscar pistorius coming up in front of the court without this prosthetic legs to show his vulnerability. and also emotional testimony from the father of reeva
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♪ donald trump attacking hillary clinton accusing her of bribery after the fbi recommends no charges. no charges in the use of e-mail as secretary of state.
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but the report isn't all good news for the clinton campaign. breaking news. protests erupt after grabbing cell phone video captures police shooting at an african-american man outside of a convenience store. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm george howell. >> nice to see you again, george. i'm christine romans. it's 30 minutes past the hour. now, it's not just hillary clinton but the fbi getting the ire of donald trump in the newest attack. the presumptive republican nominee calling the system totally rigged, this after director james comey recommends no charges, no charges against clinton for the way she handled her e-mail as secretary of state. trump late last night telling a crowd of thousands that clinton must have bribed comey's boss attorney general loretta lynch to avoid jail time.
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>> i mean, the attorney general's sitting there saying if i get hillary off the hook, i'm going to have four more years or eight more years. but if she loses, i'm out of a job. it's a bribe. it's a disgrace. it's a disgrace. she is laughing at the stupidity of our system. she is laughing and so is her husband bill. >> the trump campaign seizing on a political opening against his rival. let's get the latest from cnn politics sara murray traveling with the trump campaign for us in north carolina. >> reporter: good morning, christine and george. well, the fbi may not be moving forward with recommending charges against hillary clinton but that did not stop donald trump from offering a searing indictment, not only of hillary clinton but of bill clinton and president obama when he was campaigning in rally, north carolina yesterday even. here is just a sampling of what he had to say about clinton. >> and we've got hillary clinton who's weak, who's ineffective,
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she'll never be able to do the job. her judgment is horrible. look at her judgment on e-mails. who would do it? look at her judgment. her judgment is horrible. all right. her judgment is horrible. now, who said that about hillary? bernie sanders said her judgment is bad. she's got bad judgment. okay. now, let me tell you, whether it's isis, whether it's trade, whether it's borders, whether it's jobs, it's going to be four more years of the same thing. the last thing we need is another clinton or the last thing we need is an obama-clinton in the white house. >> reporter: now, trump tried to use this as a way to drive home the message that the system is rigged against average americans and stacked against people like the clintons who put special
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interests ahead of common men. but also took swipes at president obama saying watching the white house is like watching the carnival act. the hunt for a v.p., donald trump appeared with tennessee senator bob corker. that is somebody that he doesn't know very well but spent a lot of time getting comfortable with one another. that's not the only v.p. that we'll see this week, he's expected to gain with newt gingrich today. >> no doubt there are sighs of relief in the clinton campaign after the fbi announced he is not recommending charges related to clinton's e-mail because he said no reasonable prosecutor would pursue a case against letter. but comey's criticism called her use of a private server extremely careless and questioning the judgment could fairly damage her credibility in the eyes of voters. >> although we did not find clear evidence that secretary clinton or her colleagues
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intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensety, highly classified information. even if information is not marked classified in an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it. to be clear, it's not to suggest that a person involved in this activity would face no consequences. that person would often face administrative or security sanctions but that's not what we're deciding now. >> fbi found that of 30,000 that clinton handed over to the state department 110 contained information that was can classified at the time they were sent. of those, comey said a very small number were marked classified. that contradicts clinton's repeated claim that none of the
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e-mails were classified when she sent or received them. the justice department will have the final say on whether to charge clinton but it is expected to follow the fbi's recommendation. still, it seems the fight for clinton's e-mails is far from hover. speaker ryan said the fbi decision not to file charges defies explanation. calling the ruling a terrible precedent. and ryan is vowing to press on until he gets answers from the fbi himself. >> what bothers me about this is the clintons really are living above the law. they're being held by a different set of standards. this is clearly what this looks like. is this why we're going to have hearings. is this why i think comey should give us all of the evidence to see how and why they reached this conclusion. >> on the campaign trail, hillary clinton or barack obama making no mention of the fbi's finding and investigation. this as the president made his
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debut on the 2016 campaign trail trying to rub some of his rising popularity on to clinton. the president showered praise on clinton giving her a glowing endorsement at a rally in charlotte, north carolina. cnn's brianna keilar was there. >> reporter: christine and george if you were only at this event with president obama and secretary clinton, you almost wouldn't have known what had happened with this announcement from the fbi director. there was no mention of it. and yet, the trust gap that has resulted in part because of it all showing that many voters don't see hillary clinton as trustworthy. that's a big reason that president obama was here, vouching for hillary clinton's character. he also took on donald trump. not by name. but it was so clear who he was talking about. he essentially said that he had been lying. he said republicans don't even know what he's talking about. and he implored north carolinians to value hillary clinton's experience and temperament. >> sometimes, we take somebody
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who's been in the trenches and fought the good fight and been steady for granted. sometimes, we act as if never having done something and not knowing what you're doing is a virtue. we don't do that, by the way, for airline pilots. we don't do that for surgeons. but somehow, we think president of the united states, let's just get -- i don't know, who's like that, come on. >> when it came time for president obama to endorse hillary clinton he did so in a pretty grand way. he said there has never been a man or woman more classified for his office than hillary clinton. you're seeing a symbiotic relationship, of course, lay out on the campaign trail. president obama needs hillary clinton in the white house in order to protect his legacy. and hillary clinton is trying to
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bo borrow the president's popularity as she takes on donald trump. hillary clinton said to attack donald trump where it could hurt him the most. his business order. clinton is planning to hit her republican rival over casino bankruptcies as well as plans for the economy. clinton claiming trump's policies would favor the rich. today, both the republican party and the trump campaign are set to unveil the list of speaks at the gop convention in cleveland. it is less than two weeks away now. tuesday, wisconsin governor scott walker announced one of those names in the lineup. he announced his own name. walker ran for the republican nomination but then he dropped out last september. trump said all of the speaker spots, they are filled but that there is a long waiting list. and a trump spokesman telling cnn they have not yet decided and working on the program. the parties on gun
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legislation continuing today. the house democrats led by nancy pelosi pushing for new gun laws. they will hold a news conference later this more than demanding a vote on their bills. this comes as republican leaders should be punished for their sit-in. despite pumping billions of taxpayer dollars into the va, the agency still requires urgent reform and remains plagued by many profound efficiencies. that is the finding of a congressional report obtained by cnn. it is set to be released later today and it says some so-called improvements implemented in the last two years have actually made conditions worse. i remember cnn was all over this with drew griffin. just the fact that that agency is still having these problems. >> it's a shame and it's just horrible for those veterans who
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have to wait so long. all right. let's get an "early start" on "your money." the aftershock of the brexit vote still rattling global stock markets, actually global markets of never stripe. dow futures are down. asia closing with losses overnight. investors fleeing the british pound pushing it to a new 31-year against the dollar. about $1.29 if you're doing business or traveling to the uk right now. back here in the u.s., the dow has posted triple digit moves seven out of the past eight sessions all but one of those are gains or losses of 1%. how do you protect your investment in the wild stock market? diversify. many investors are rushing into safer options, by the way, out of stocks into bonds. look at this, the yield on the ten-year treasury, lowest ever. this is a record low.
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1.34%. when there's more demand for bond, the yield goes down. when there's less demand it goes up. the good news is bond yields are tied to mortgage rates. mortgage rates, 3.3%. if you haven't refinanced in the past few years. do it now. these rates are unbelievable. we're following breaking news at cnn. the judge in the oscar pistorius case just now sentencing the paralympic athlete to six years in prison. again, six years in prison. pistorius shot his girlfriend reeva steenkamp through their apartment door three years ago. an appeals court overturned the original verdict of culpable homicide leading to today's six-year sentence for murder. we will have much more on pistorius' sentencing with david mckenzie join us in ten minutes here. >> he's in that courtroom. breaking news, cell phone video capturing the very moment
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police kill an african-american man outside of a louisiana convenience store. what in the world led to that deadly confrontation. that's next.
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welcome back. we are following the story of an african-american man killed by police in louisiana. his family set to hold a news conference in city hall in baton rouge just hours away. this graphic sell phone video captures the moment when police shot alton sterling in front of a convenience store. authorities say officers responded when an anonymous caller said a man selling cds outside of a store. witnesses say they tackled sterling. [ bleep ].
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>> oh my goodness. >> this is an ongoing investigation. we're going to review the video, we're going to review the audio. we have witnesses. nonbiased witnesses here. we're going to bring them down to our station and interview them. >> i really want to know more of what happened about the situation because my brother didn't deserve it. >> the family demanding answers. bear in mind the video that you saw. we actually froze the video the moment before the shooting but you heard the audio during that time. late last night, more than 100 people gathered outside of the store to protest the shooting. some carries signs chanting black lives matter. hands up, don't shoot. the university of tennessee settled a lawsuit by six women who claim they faced a hostile
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environment at the school. according to a lawsuit, the university will pay $2.48 million. families getting their day in court. depositions set to begin against the manufacturer of remington. they used the semi-automatic rifle that adam lanza used in sandy hook elementary killing 20 children and six adults. 48 minutes past the hour. severe weather slamming the midwest, folks. this is in holloway, minnesota. damaging winds throughout minnesota. more than 110,000 customers through the central part of the twin cities left without power overnight. check out this video tweeted by a minnesota resident showing an
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we are following the breaking news this morning in the indication of oscar pistorius. that saga coming to a dramatic conclusion in a courtroom in south africa. a judge just sentenced the paralympic gold medalist known as the blade runner to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend. let's get straight to cnn international correspondent
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david mckenzie who joins us live this hour in pretoria. david, this sentencing came as a surprise to many people? >> reporter: george, good morning. yes, it did come as a surprise to many people because the minimum sentencing in south africa for murder is 15 years. so the six years is significantly underneath that. however, the judge in this case, in any case like it, has a great deal of discretion. and she clearly said the remorse that oscar pistorius showed in killing his girlfriend on valentine's day 2013 the level of public perception in her mind was fair for pistorius and the fact that he all right spent time in jail are mitigating factors for that. >> given that sentence, as you mentioned, lower than what many people expected, what would be, say, the reaction to this case?
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>> reporter: well, certainly, the reaction will be mixed. and it's polarized south african society. since the very beginning of the trial, george, through is this whole legal saga soap opera, people have been split, those saying pistorius thinks was an intruder when he shot four times through the door. that should face leniency, and others felt he was a murderer and should get the maximum. i think again, you'll have those polarizing actions. pistorius through the door behind me, straight to a prison cell where he will spend half of that sentence in prison before he has the option of parole. the reaction of the family of reeva steenkamp was impassive. they didn't react much at all. and certainly, this has been a lengthy saga for them. and something that they say has destroyed their family. george. >> david, and just to give some context on this case, there have been many twists and turns.
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>> reporter: well, that's right. very many twists and turns. originally, pistorius was sentenced and convicted for culpable homicide which is effectively manslaughter. that then was taken by the state to the supreme court of appeal where they then overturned that conviction and changed it to the more serious murder charge. there have also been dramatic testimony through the trial and at the sentencing hearing where you saw the father of reeva steenkamp, the victim, coming on the stand and explaining just how badly her death has affected their family. how he would at some point take his diabetes -- he injects himself with insulin and stabbed himself in his arm and in his stomach to kind of feel any kind of pain that his daughter felt. it's torn families apart. and gripped south africa as a
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nation. >> again, the breaking news, oscar pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend david mckenzie live for us in pretoria. david, thank you for your report. 15 minutes past the hour, brexit stocks shaking markets around the world. dow futures pointing to an open. european stocks dropping. the yield on the ten-yield treasury bond an all time low. now just 1.33%. also, you've got the pound tumbling anew. a new chapter in the backlash against profitable companies in san francisco. san francisco lawmakers are weighing a proposal that would slap tech companies with a 1.5% payroll tax. it would target startups to generate $1 million in gross receipts basically revenue plus interests. it would generate more than $100 million for the city of san francisco. what would san francisco do with the cash?
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well it would help the growing homeless problem. the supporters argue that tech companies have driven up prices which have fueled a rise in homeless innocence. a jobless proposal that would hurt creation. all right. you did not win the mega millions jackpot last night. and neither did anyone else. that means the next jackpot will be $508 million or $357 million. the odds of winning are terrible, 1 in 259 million. it that will not stop millions of you from buying. it's probably the worst plan known to man, but camaraderie. it's okay, george, as well. "early start" continues right now. donald trump attacking
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hillary clinton and the fbi after no charges, no charges are recommended in clinton's e-mails controversy. claiming a rigged system and accusing the clintons of bribery. protests break out overnight, disturbing video capturing the moment two police officers pin down a man and then shoot and kill him. cnn is certainly following this story this morning. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm george howell. >> nice to see you again, george. i'm christine romans, wednesday, july 6th, it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. it's not just hillary clinton but also the fbi drawing the ire of donald trump in his newest attack. the presumptive republican nominee calling the system totally rigged. this after the fbi director james comey recommends no charges against clinton for the way she handled her e-mail as secretary of state. trump on the campaign trail late last night north carolina telling thousands that clinton

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