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why didn't somebody call the fbi 36 years ago? i don't think you can delay it any longer. they delayed it a week already. >> the president wants to get moving on the vote for brett kavanaugh. his accuser christine blasey ford says she will testify. what does she want to make it happen? the president dismissed intel concerns about releasing classified documents. he is reconsidering after foreign allies voiced concern. a florida student with a pilot's license boarded an empty
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jet. what was his intention and how did he get past security? and the dawg pound can rejoice. it took 635 days, but the cleveland browns are back in the win column. tough night for jets fans. >> didn't you call this? you said there would be free beer in cleveland today. >> free beer in cleveland. i have free things. lindsay czarniak and i made a little bet. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is friday, september 21st. 4:00 a.m. in the east. let's start with christine blasey ford. she will speak, but on her terms. she accused brett kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teens. her attorney says she is prepared to testify next week. the committee wants to offer terms that are fair and assure
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her safety. >> ford's lawyers held an hour long conference call. the date of the hearing is the biggest hold up. the original date was monday and they suggested thursday. they made it clear at no time during the hearing could ford be in the same room as kavanaugh. >> they made two other requests. kavanaugh testifies first and they want to subpoena mark judge and other witnesses. a senate staffer says that is non-starters for those on the panel. the chairman remains committed to providing a fair forum for dr. ford and judge kavanaugh. >> and days of holding his tongue, president trump showing signs patience is wearing thin. he spoke to sean hannity before the vegas rally. >> why didn't somebody call the fbi 36 years ago? you could say when did this all happen? what is going on? to take a man like this and
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besmerch. with that said, let her have her say. i don't think you can delay it any longer. >> why didn't she call the fbi 36 years ago. sunday, professor ford said she did not report it 36 years ago out of fear she would be in trouble at a party with alcohol and she would call the police, not the fbi. kavanaugh denied the allegati s allegations. the white house released a letter saying he would be at the planned hearing. phil mattingly on capitol hill with more. >> reporter: after days with no response from the christine blasey ford legal team, democrats and republicans receiving an e-mail saying christine blasey ford was willing to testify and did want to testify in a public hearing, but not on the scheduled date of monday, but only under
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conditions and if the committee guaranteed her safety. that led to a phone call with interaction with democrats and republicans on the committee. trying to figure out what the steps forward will be. the end game of the necessity go -- necessity gosh yaxessh -- negotiations, it is clear they are trying to get to a public hearing. republicans and democrats are preparing as if a hearing will actually happen. republican sources say republican members are looking into hiring an outside counsel, a woman. there are 11 republican members on the committee. all of them are male. they are trying to bring in a female outside counsel to ask questions at the hearing. democratic members are preparing. what are they preparing for? we will see. guys. >> phil mattingly, thank you. brett kavanaugh and targets of death let's in recent
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days. kavanaugh's wife has received graphic e-mails since he was accused of sexual assault. in one, kavanaugh critic writes my condolences for being married to a rapist. christine blasey ford has not been seen publicly for several days. >> public support for kavanaugh's nomination is slipping. a new nbc poll conductsed after the allegation -- conducted after the allegations find more americans oppose his nomination. the i hope crease in opposition -- the increase in opposition from women over 50. president trump's former lawyer michael cohen is cooperating with mulvanerobert . cohen has spoken to mueller several times over the past month. cohen is also cooperating with the new york state investigation into the trump family charity
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and trump organization. cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts last month. implicated the president in payoffs to two women to influence the election. president trump's lawyer rudy giuliani attacking cohen labeling him as a professional deceiver. it appears president trump may not release certain documents related to the russia investigation at the urging of several close allies. stark reversal after the direc directive for the immediate declassification including the surveillance application on carter page. here is what the president is saying now. >> we're moving along. we're also dealing with foreign countries that do have a problem. i must tell you, i got called today from two very good allies saying please can we talk. it is not as simple as all that. we have to respect their wishes.
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it will all come out. >> the white house did not return a request for comment. trump supporters claim without proof the fbi wrongfully obtained the warrant for carter page, it could discredit the probe. the release of records prompted an outcry. the president was potentially jeopardizing sources. the personal g-mail accounts of senators and staffers from both parties have been targeted by foreign government hackers. on wednesday, a senator wrote a letter to the leadership that his office has been informed much the hack attempt. it is not saying whether the attempts were successful. in a blog post, google says the notices do not mean accounts were compromised. >> it shows attempts are made. and president trump
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defending his trade agenda on twitter. praising the tough trade policy claiming it has led to dealmaking. >> we're working on other trade deals. the big one is china because for a long period of time china has taken advantage of our country. >> now, the president says china is not to blame. former u.s. politicians are. the two countries are embroiled in a trade war. the tariffs turn the tide in favor of the u.s. according to trump. >> we are creating jobs like never before. it is important that china open markets to farmers and everybody else. right now, they are closed largely. and yet our markets are open to them. >> trump gave an example. he used cars as an example. he says chinese cars coming to the u.s. are taxed at 2.5%. u.s. car imports to china are taxed 25%.
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now china slashed that to 15% in july. many thought that was an olive branch. u.s. cars are taxed higher. that is why the u.s. exports few cars to china. ford and gm builds cars there. a 22-year-old student pilot faces criminal charges for allegedly hopping a security fence at orlando international airport and boarding a passenger yet. the suspect kiran sancat. he was held down by a maintenance worker. sancat will be charged with trespassing and attempted theft of the aircraft. investigators do not know his motive. he was not armed. the fbi responded to a similar incident last month when a ground service agent stole a passenger plane at sea-tac
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airport and crashed it into an island. former southwest airlines employee suing the company for discrimination. the houston airport had a whites only break room for years until recent renovations. parker is seeking unspecified damages. in the statement, the airline says it works to foster an inclusive environment and does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. ahead, another deadly shooting to report. police are asking why a woman opened fire at a rite aid distribution center in maryland. and a week after florence slammed the coast. flood waters still pose a danger for many communities. as a pro athlete, the sleep number 360 smart bed
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distribution center in baltimore, maryland. this is a day after two other shootings in the office complex in wisconsin and municipal center in pennsylvania that left a total of seven dead. brian todd has the latest from maryland. >> reporter: christine and dave, the shooting began outside the building and moved inside. the sheriff says the total of six people were shot. three killed. three remain hospitalized. the 26-year-old female suspect is also dead. according to law enforcement, they have not described a motive for the attack. law enforcement sources tell cnn the 26-year-old was a temporary employee of the center and disgruntl disgruntled. after she opened fire in the facility, the suspect shot herself in the head once. that did not work. she shot herself in the head a
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second time. according to rite aid official, this was a massive facility. a distribution center where about 1,000 people work. according to law enforcement, officers arrived within five minutes of when this shooting started. law enforcement officials and tactical teams did not have to use weapons. dave and christine. brian, thank you for that. a full week after florence hit the carolina carolinas, the imp felt. look at the satellite images. sediment and debris carried in the ocean. you see the water color changes as it gets dumped into the atlantic. >> the death toll up to 41 across the carolinas and virginia. 31 of the deaths in north carolina. the state's governor roy cooper says nearly 74,000 people still don't have power. rivers in north carolina have crested and are falling, several south carolina rivers are still
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rising. nick valencia has more from conway, south carolina. >> reporter: dave and christine, this has been described by residents here as the slow-motion disaster. as hard as the residents have been hit with flash flooding, officials warn it will get worse. it is not if, but when the river behind me overflows. it was four feet past the flood level with the expectation it will go up to 21 or 22 feet and crest on monday or tuesday. in fact, city officials were going door-to-door to warn residents to evacuate now while they can. some areas were overcome by flash flooding from hurricane florence. that flash flooding receded long after residents went into the homes and collect their belongings. more flooding is on the way. dave and christine. nick, thank you. police charging a man in the stabbing death of the washington, d.c. woman jogging
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tuesday. based on surveillance footage, 23-year-old anthony crawford stabbed 35-year-old wendy martinez in an unprovoked attack. crawford was found in a park on wednesday and he was arrested and charged with murder. wendy martinez was recently engaged. >> wendy should have been shopping for her wedding dress on friday. there's a hole in our hearts that will never been replaced. >> cnn has been unable to determine whether crawford has legal representation. more than 6,600 tons of ground beef has been recalled due to e. coli. one person has died and 18 have become sick with e. coli. the recalled meat was produced june 21st.
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the usda is concerned that some tainted meat may be in freezers. check your freezer for that label. at least 57 detroit public schools tested positive for high levels of copper or lead in drinking water. last month, the district had to turn off the drinking water if all buildings because of the elevated levels of copper and lead. lead consumption can be harmful to children causing impaired doi cognition. this is so dangerous to have lead in the water for those kids who are literally drinking it every day. >> how long does the city of detroit have to suffer with this issue? we have a similar issue in my hometown. it is being cleaned up over the weekend. it doesn't make sense the delay there. speaking of delays. last time the cleveland browns
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suge knight facing decades in prison after pleading no contest. knight was accused of a hit in run in 2015. he allegedly ran over two men after confrontation on the set "straight out of compton." one man was killed.
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the 53-year-old is scheduled for sentencing on october 4th. prosecutors are calling for a 28--year sentence. the defense said he was defending himself because one of the men had a gun. bob iger says fans can expect a slowdown in the "star wars" films. it is still stunned how the last film failed to get any ground. he said they will be careful about volume and timing. episode nine is in production and due for release in december of 2019. for the first time since christmas eve 2016 the browns are in the win column. baker mayfield energized the offense late in the first half. even catching a two-point conversion.
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the browns out scoring the jets 18-3 in the second half. after a tie, the browns finally celebrate a 21-17 victory. >> the best part about it is we're here at home. to feel the energy of crowd and how badly they wanted it as well. we have to play for each other and the city does deserve it. it is up there for me. we had great memories, but i'm just getting started. >> celebrations in cleveland stretching into the early morning. at least ten bars unlocked coolers and gave out free bud light beer that budweiser promised upon the first browns win. congratulations to the fans. probably still partying. >> you called it. you sat here 24 hours ago. >> i did not see baker mayfield coming into the game. they were rewarded. congrats. ahead, christine blasey ford wants to make sure if she does
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testify about brett kavanaugh it is on her terms. what she is asking for and what the president now says about the timeline for confirming his supreme court nominee.
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and it's yours just for calling. so call now. why didn't somebody call the fbi 36 years ago? i don't think you can delay it any longer. they delayed it a week already. >> the president wants to get moving on the vote for brett kavanaugh. his accuser says she will testify, but what does dr. ford want to make it happen? the president dismissed intel concerns about releasing classified documents. he is reconsidering after foreign allies voiced concern. a florida student with a
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pilot's license boarded an empty passenger jet. how did he get past security and what was his intent? and cleveland can rejoice after 635 days. cleveland browns are back in the win column. tough night for jets fans. >> i'm dave briggs. we start with the supreme court. christine blasey ford ready to speak on her terms. she accused brett kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teens. her attorney says she is prepared to testify next week. first they want the committee to offer terms which are fair and ensure her safety. >> ford's lawyers held an hour long conference call. the date of the hearing is the biggest hold up. the original date was monday and they suggested thursday. they made it clear at no time
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during the hearing could ford be in the same room as kavanaugh. >> they made two other requests. kavanaugh testifies first and they want to subpoena mark judge and other witnesses. a senate staffer says that is non-starters for those on the panel. chairman chuck grassley says the committee remains committed to providing a fair forum for dr. ford and judge kavanaugh. >> and days of holding his tongue, president trump showing signs patience is wearing thin. he spoke to sean hannity before the vegas rally. >> why didn't somebody call the fbi 36 years ago? you could say when did this all happen? what is going on? to take a man like this and besmer -- besmirch. with that said, let her have her say. i don't think you can delay it any longer. >> why didn't she call the fbi 36 years ago. sunday, professor ford said she
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did not report it 36 years ago out of fear she would be in trouble at a party with alcohol and she would call the police, not the fbi. kavanaugh denied the allegations. the white house released a letter saying he would be at the planned hearing. cnn's phil mattingly has more from capitol hill. >> reporter: christine and dave, after days of no response from the legal team of christine blasey ford, the senate judiciary committee, both republicans and democrats, receiving an e-mail saying christine blasey ford was willing to testify. did want to testify in a public hearing. but would not testify on the scheduled date of monday. only testify under certain conditions and if the committee guaranteed her safety. that led to a bipartisan phone call. the first substantive interaction with republicans and democrats on the committee in the week. trying to figure out the steps forward. the end game of those negotiations while still an open question, it is clear that both sides have entered talks trying
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to get to a point of a public hearing. will they get there? i can tell you this right now, republicans and democrats are preparing as if a hearing will happen. republican sources saying republican members are looking into hiring an outside counsel, a woman, remember, there are 11 republican members on the committee. all male. they are trying to bring in a female outside counsel to ask questions. democratic members are preparing. what are they preparing for? we have to see. depends on if it happens. guys. >> phil mattingly, thank you. brett kavanaugh and christine blasey ford have been the target of death threats in recent days. kavanaugh's wife ashley has received graphic e-mails since he was accused of sexual assault. in one, a critic writes my condolences to you for being married to a rapist although you probably deserve it. ford is married with two sons.
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she received death threats of her own. she has not been seen publicly. >> the threats have forced she and her family to move out of the home. the support for the nomination is slipping. an nbc poll after allegations were made, finds more americans oppose the nomination than support it by 4%. the increase in opposition is coming from women over 50 and independents whose support plunged by 31 points. president trump's former lawyer michael cohen is cooperating with special counsel robert mueller. according to abc news, cohen spoken to mueller's team several times over the past month with prosecutors focusing primarily on mr. trump's dealing with russia. cohen is cooperating with the new york state investigation with the trump charity and trump organization. cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts last month and implicated the president with payoffs of two women to influence the election. trump's lawyer rudy giuliani
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attacking cohen labeling him a professional deceiver. it appears president trump may not release certain documents related to the russia investigation at the urging of several close allies. this is a reversal days after the unprecedented directive for the immediate declassification of documents. including the application for surveillance on the former adviser carter page. here is what the president is saying now. >> we're moving along. we're also dealing with foreign countries that do have a problem. i must tell you, i got called today from two very good allies saying please can we talk. it is not as simple as all that. we have to respect their wishes. it will all come out. >> the white house did not return a request for comment. trump supporters claim without proof the fbi wrongfully obtained the warrant for carter page and is hiding information
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that could discredit the mueller probe. the release of the records prompted an outcry over critical intelligence sources. the first remains from north korea have been identified. army master sergeant charles mcdaniel. he was 32 years old. william jones was 19. both went missing in 1950 after separate battles against the chinese. >> the remains are part of 55 cases turned over by north korea in july. an agreement to return the service members from the korean war was part of donald trump's and kim jong-un's summit. it is just 47 days before the midterms. that is the two-year anniversary of the election victory. the president wants to focus on the strong economy. there are some impressive
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numbers. we learned that claims for unemployment benefits are the lowest in 49 years. there are a record 7 million jobs open today and people are quitting jobs in record numbers. the president tweeting encouragement to the job quitters. there are new high paying jobs available in the economy. if you are not happy where you are, start looking. ivanka trump tweeting. it is the economy, stupid. the president taking credit for the job gains. 1.6 million net new jobs on top of 2.1 million new jobs last year. look at those numbers. now let's look at the context. context matters. here are the strong jobs gains of the first two years. shown over the past decade. job creation almost matches the very strong numbers of 2014, 2015 and 2016. not quite yet. you will get a great near for
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2018. you will see the 2018 number match some of those from the obama years. >> that is very important context for the last three years. a 22-year-old student pilot facing criminal charges for allegedly hopping a security fence at orlando international airport and boarding a passenger jet. the suspect is a student at florida state of technology in melbourne. a maintenance supervisor and technician held him down and removed him. he will be charged with trespassing on the property and attempt attempted burglary. there is no motive. the fbi responded to a similar incident last month when the ground service agent stole a passenger plane in seattle and crashed it into an island. a former southwest airline employee suing for
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discriminati discrimination. he said the airport had a whites only break room for years until renovations. his court date is set for january. in the statement, the airline works to foster inclusion for everyone. ahead, three deadly shootings in just about 24 hours. the latest as also are asking why a woman opened fire at a rite aid distribution center in maryland. and a week after florence and rising waters is still posing a threat for some communities.
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police are searching for a motive this morning after a woman killed three people and wounded three more people before
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fatally shooting herself at a rite aid distribution center in baltimore, maryland. this is a day after two other shootings in the office complex in wisconsin and municipal center in pennsylvania that left a total of seven dead. three mass shootings over the span of 24 hours. we have cnn's brian todd with the latest from maryland. >> reporter: christine and dave, the shooting began outside the building and moved inside. the sheriff says the total of six people were shot. they of them were killed. three of them remain hospitalized. the 26-year-old female suspect is also dead. according to law enforcement, they have not described a motive for the attack. law enforcement sources tell cnn the suspect was a 26-year-old temporary employee of the facility and a disgruntled employee. our sources are telling us, after she opened fire in the facility, the suspect shot herself in the head once. that did not work. she shot herself in the head a
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second time. according to rite aid official, this was a massive facility. in aberdeen, maryland. a distribution center where about 1,000 people work. according to law enforcement, officers arrived within five minutes of when this shooting started. law enforcement officials and tactical teams did not have to use weapons. christine and dave. >> brian todd, thanks. a full week after florence hit the carolinas, the impact is still felt. look at the satellite images. sediment and debris carried in the ocean. you see the water color changes from light blue to dark blue as it is dumped into the atlantic. >> the death toll up to 41 across the carolinas and virginia. 31 of the deaths in north carolina. the state's governor roy cooper says nearly 74,000 people still don't have power. rivers in north carolina have crested and are falling, several south carolina rivers are still rising.
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cnn's nick valencia has more from conway, south carolina. >> reporter: dave and christine, this has been described by residents here as the slow-motion disaster. as hard as the residents have been hit with flash flooding, officials warn it will get worse. it is not if, but when the river behind me overflows. it was already four feet past the flood level with the expectation it will go up to 21 or 22 feet and crest on monday or tuesday. in fact, city officials were going door-to-door to warn residents to evacuate now while they can. some areas were overcome by flash flooding from hurricane florence. that flash flooding receded long after residents went into the homes and collected their belongings. more flooding is on the way. dave and christine. >> nick, great reporting. police charging a man in the
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stabbing death of a washington, d.c. woman jogging tuesday evening. based on surveillance footage, 23-year-old anthony crawford stabbed 35-year-old wendy martinez in an unprovoked attack. police found crawford in the park on wednesday and arrested him and charged him with murder. wendy martinez was recently engaged. >> wendy should have been shopping for her wedding dress on friday. there's a hole in our hearts that will never be replaced. >> condolences. cnn has been unable to determine whether crawford has legal representation. at least 57 detroit public schools tested positive for high levels of copper or lead in drinking water. test results for 17 more buildings are pending. last month, the district had to turn off the drinking water if
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all buildings because of the elevated levels of copper and lead. lead consumption can be harmful to children causing impaired cognition. it causes delayed pew bettubert. this is so dangerous to have lead in the water for those kids who are literally drinking it every day. ahead, alexa, please cook my potato. you don't actually have to push the buttons. thank god. cnn money tells us why next. i'll never find a safe used car. start at the new carfax.com show me minivans with no reported accidents. boom. love it. [struggles] show me the carfax. start your used car search at the all-new carfax.com.
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suge knight facing decades in prison after pleading no contest to involuntary manslaughter. he was accused of a hit-and-run in january of 2015. he ran over two men in the film set of "straight out of compton." prosecutors are calling for a 28-year sentence. he was defending himself because one of the men had a gun. disney ceo bob iger says expect a slowdown in the "star wars" franchise. the film "solo" released after "the last jedi." it led to "star wars" fatigue.
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he says they'll be careful about timing and volume. for the first time since christmas eve 2016, the browns are in the win column. top draft pick baker mayfield energized the offense late in the first half. catching a two-point conversion on the philly special. the browns out scoring 18-3 in the second half. after the tie and tough loss, browns celebrate 21-17. >> the best part about it is we were here at home. you feel the energy of the crowd and how badly they wanted it as well. we have to play for each other, but at the same time, this city does deserve it. it is definitely up there for me. i had great memories. i'm just getting started. >> celebrations in cleveland stretching in the early morning. at least ten bars unlocked coolers and handed out free bud
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light beer that budweiser promised for the first browns win. >> dave called it. you called it. severe storms set to move into the northeast on the final day of summer. meteorologist derek van dam has the forecast. >> good morning, christine and dave. it is the last full day of summer. we are starting to notice the shift in temperatures across the northeast as well. this cold front you see racing eastward is going to trigger showers and thunderstorms that could be strong to severe across upstate new york and ohio river valley. damaging winds and hail and isolated tornado. the storm prediction center has an enhanced risk. we have a lot of tropical moisture in the south. from texas to oklahoma and arkansas, you have the potential for flooding rains this weekend. that will last into next week. the national weather service has issued flood watches from dallas to oklahoma city and little
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rock. here is the ongoing threat of the flooding of the rivers across the carolinas. wilmington and points inland. check out the temperatures. we are starting to see the shift in seasons. more representative of fall like in d.c. and cleveland. especially for the weekend. back to you. thank you, derek. let's get a check of cnn money. what trade war? global stocks higher today after wall street closed at record highs. both the s&p and dow hit record highs. dow rising more than 250 points for the first record since late january. wall street is unfazed between the trade war with u.s. and china. investors expecting a compromise. claims for unemployment benefits just fell to the lowest level in 49 years. freezing your credit is the best way to protect against identity theft. you can do this for free starting today.
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equifax data breach exposed personal information of 148 million americans. congress amended the fair credit reporting act. previously you had to pay between $2 and $10. a freeze restricts lenders from accessing your report. alexa, cook my potato. thanks to amazon, you can talk to your microwave. it responds to your commands and figures out how long to cook your dinner. amazon is expanding to coffee machines and room fans annual clocks and your car. i'm waiting for alexa, please teach my kid to do algebra. >> i will pay for that. pushing the buttons on the microwave. "early start" continues with the latest on the supreme court.
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why didn't somebody call the fbi 36 years ago? i don't think you can delay it any longer. they delayed it a week already. >> the president wants to get moving on the vote for brett kavanaugh. his accuser christine blasey ford says she will testify under certain terms. the president dismissed intel concerns about releasing classified documents. but now he is reconsidering after foreign allies voice concern. a florida student with a pilot's license boarded an empty passenger jet. how did he get past security and what was his intent? and the dawg pound can rejoice. it took 635 days. browns back in the win column. that little guy may not remember the last time they won. welcome to "early start." i'm

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