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a book that you're ready to share with the world? get published now, call for your free publisher kit today! investigators focusing on florida as they look for the bomber who tried to wipe out a legion of political leaders. all have been attacked by the president. and a travel ban of sorts to stop migrants from crossing the border just 11 days to the midterms. drowning in student loans? one state is willing to help you pay them off. just move there. ♪ happy birthday to you
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>> a special birthday treat for a school custodian who is hearing impaired. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. christine romans will be along shortly. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. october 26th. the president is tweeting up early. we will get to that in a minute. we have looking at the investigation focused on the state of florida. authorities believe several of the pipe bombs mailed to critics of the president and cnn at the postal processing center at opa-locka north of miami. a miami-dade bomb squad called in to help track the packages. >> we continue to advise the american public to be vigilant. further packages have been mailed. these devices should be considered dangerous.
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>> cnn learned all ten packages went through the u.s. mail system and those handed off to private couriers like the one to cnn in new york. another twist. some of the packages appear to be missing postmarks to help investigators to focus the search. in several photos, no postmark is visible which could indicate a sender or senders working in different areas. thursday, more packages tracked down. two on the way to former vice president joe biden and one to actor robert de niro. that meant ten in total. we heard more of them yesterday and from the florida lawmaker whose address was used on the return labels. >> you have to turn off this hate machine. you have to come together. the american public and all over the nation. people want us to be more civil. people want us to choose hope over hate.
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they want us to choose -- for real. it's guttural. people understand and words matter. words matter. >> we will never been kowed into submission by people who hate. never. never. >> we should not crawl under the bed and close the doors and not go out and be afraid to go to rallies. we have to keep doing what we're doing to make this country right. that's what i intend to do. as the young people said i ain't scared. >> all the bombs transported to quanti quantico, virginia for analysis. president trump heads to charlotte or a rally. his 39th rally since becoming president. remember this from wednesday night in wisconsin. >> do you see how nice people
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are behaving? have you ever seen this? we're all behaving very well. and hopefully we can keep it that way, right? >> didn't quite happen. even at 3:14 a.m. eastern time, the president needed to remind everyone he is not responsible. we at cnn are. yes, your president up watching cable news at 3:14. quite an image. here is kaitlan collins from the white house. >> reporter: dave, it wasn't that long ago that president trump called on the country to come together and make decisions about the political life peacefully. now that seems to be a thing of the past. even for this president shortly after he said that. the president now abandoning calls for unity and turning his focus once again on attacking the media. saying they are the ones to blame for the division in the country writing on twitter they are the ones responsible and they are the ones who need to
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change their tones. he made similar remarks on wednesday night in wisconsin when he called for unity. he turned to criticize the media saying they have false reporting out there that is contributing to the division that we have seen sweep our country. now president trump held two events at the white house yesterday. he made no remarks about the attacks. in the meantime, he was telling his confidants and allies he was w in the right because he did not want to be linked to the bombings and he felt the media was unfairly doing that. white house aides are taking cues from them and they believe the media is to blame for the activity in the nation. >> day in and day out. 90% of the attention on the president is negative despite the fact the economy is booming and trade deals everybody said hasn't been made have been made. you focus only on the necktive.
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there is a -- negative. there is a role to play. >> reporter: the president is calling any wone targeted in th attacks. no one has gotten a call from the president. just checking in or updating them on the investigation. a senior white house official said there are no plans to do so. dave. >> kaitlan collins, thank you. the trump administration considering a new travel ban of sorts along the u.s. and mexico border. the san francisco chronicle reporting that the president would use executive action to block certain asylum seekers. the same legal authority evoked last year when he banned muslim majority countries. after the revisions, the supreme court upheld that ban. this executive order would bring a dramatic escalation in enfo e enforcement and a caravan of migrants from central america is heading slowly to the united stat
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states. the proposal is not finalized and could be scrapped according to the report. here is what homeland secretary kirstjen nielsen told fox. >> everything is on the table. every measure we tried. every measure we haven't tried. every measure on the table to make it clear we have a sovereign right to protect our citizens. >> the group families belong together say this is straight up a latino ban. the group calls for common sense immigration laws that make our country strong by respecting people's rights and honoring our shared values. former house speaker newt gingrich appears to suggest the motivation to confirm brett kavanaugh to the supreme court was to keep the president's tax returns under wraps. dug a live interview -- dutch a litt -- during a live interview, newt gingrich was asked.
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>> this is a billionaire who has fought lawsuits his entire career. he's never noticed them. he doesn't care. that's why he has lawyers. >> what if they subpoena his tax returns? >> they will be trapped into appeals to the supreme court. we will see whether or not the kavanaugh fight was worth it. >> when asked why the president seemed to be raising that fear of being investigated by democrats, gingrich said it is quote because he wants everyone to go vote. a federal judge says georgia voters cannot have ballots dl s thrown out on a technicality. they will stop throwing out the ballots with those who do not appear on record. two have been charged in qgwinnett county. -- gwinnett county.
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the spokesperson for gwinnett county is reviewing the order. stacey abrams is addressing the issue and brian kemp's campaign refused to comment. president trump outlining a plan the way medicare pays for pricey drugs. it addresses the reimbursement levels based on costs in other countries which is less. a government report says drugmakers charge 80% more in the u.s. than other countries for medications under medicare part b. >> the americans pay more so other countries can pay less. simple. that is what it is. it's wrong. it is unfair. >> the proposal likely to run on a major resistance which doomed
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other administrations attempts. reality star kaitlyn jenner turning her back on the president. many in the lgbt community were upset of the support for the president. in the article, jenner said she thought she could work within the administration to support the community. that was a mistake. she says the reality is the trans community is attacked by the president. he has ignored our humanity and dignity and made trans people a new political pawn and it is unacceptable and upsetting and deeply hurt me. this week "the new york times" reporting the administration is looking at narrowing the definition of gender of persons
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biological sex at birth. coming up after all the changing and shifting explanations, a whopper from the saudis. the murder of jamal khashoggi was premeditated. what it means for the crown prince. we're live in istanbul.
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4:15 eastern time. another big shift in saudi arabia's explanation for the death of journalist jamal khashoggi. the saudis now admit "the washington post" journalist was premeditated. we have diplomatic editor nic robertson in istanbul. nic, good morning. now a stunning admission? >> reporter: yes, no, dave, this is the fifth iteration we heard from the saudis so far.
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they said there was a standing order that dissidents should be rendered back to saudi arabia to the previous king. the premeditation doesn't seem that the crown prince was involved. they could have acted off their own bungled it and it being the worst cover up ever. it seems it still begs the strong question. what did gina haspel, the cia chief here from turkish authorities when she came here, did she hear more than the tape we understand that turkish authorities had and we are clearly to understand that was the death of jamal khashoggi or was there more to the issue? a smoking gun to implicate the crown prince? what we have heard so far each
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iteration is designed to get around the evidence that may upset the previous narrative. there seems to be an effort to change it here. what seems to be the situation here at least is that the drip feed of details from the government and turkey has slowed down and waiting to see what president trump's decision will be now he has heard from gina haspel. dave. >> it is getting difficult to track. nic robertson live in istanbul. thank you. happy friday. 17 minutes after the hour. the reason you don't panic when stocks tank, you may business the bounce back. dow closed up 401 points. the s&p 500 gained 1.9%. nasdaq surged 3%. the best day for tech stocks since march. nasdaq went into a correction on wednesday. we're coming to grip was with rising rates and a -- grips with
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rising rates. the s&p 500 has fallen 7% in october and nasdaq down 9%. that is the worst month since november of 2008. looking ahead to the gdp. the president promised 4% annual growth. last quarter, he got 4.2%. will it last? this forecast for the quarter is 3.3%. here is what the trend looks like. the spike in economic growth is why the president has complained about his fed chief powell and the fed slowly raising rates. hiking rates to prevent the economy from overheating. but peter navarro, the trade adviser, is on his side. >> i agree with the president. the fed, it is an independent agency, i agree with the president's sentiment they started to raise rates too fast. >> the fed will release the gdp
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figure at 8:30 a.m. today. the preview? the president will turn his anger toward the fed chief when he sees the number he doesn't like. >> maybe. there is also the risk of a stronger than expected number. the economy has done well this summer. consumer spending is driving numbers earlier in the year because of the tax cuts which are temporary. >> anything in the threes? remember the real estate tycoon who said this on an open microphone? >> kill them all. of course. >> now robert durst will face murder charges. listen right here.
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you got student loan debt? the state of maine may be willing to help you pay it off. this is a catch. you have to move there. maine draws $36 million tourists each year, but can't get young people to live there. the state has the oldest population in the nation with the median age of 44. officials are expanding a program they started ten years ago to attract young professionals. it allows them to subtract student loan payments for the year from the income taxes. the beaches are beautiful and the skiing is world class. i recommend it. >> the lobster. lobster. skiing and beaches? the real estate tycoon subject of the hbo true crime mini series is ordered to stand trial for order. the los angeles district
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attorney says robert durst was to stand trial. he was interviewed for "the jinx" which provided a major break in the case. he took a bathroom break and for getting he was wearing a live microphone. >> killed them all. of course. >> durst is set for arraignment on november 8th. here is the story we need this morning. america and proof a picture is worth 1,000 words even if you can't hear any of them. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday to you >> that's james anthony moved to tears on his 60th birthday. he is the custodian at the school in tennessee. he happens to be hearing impaired.
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bomber who tried to wipe out a legion of political leaders. all have been attacked by the president. the white house reportedly considering a travel ban along the southern border 11 days to the midterms. drowning in student loans? one state is willing to help you pay them off. if you move there. ♪ happy birthday to you a special birthday treat for a school custodian who is hearing impaired. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. happy friday. >> i'm christine romans. it is 31 minutes past the hour. we begin with the manhunt. the man behind the sweeping assassination attempts in generations and now authorities focusing on florida. authorities believe several of the pipe bombs mailed to critics of the president and cnn at the postal processing center at opa-locka north of miami.
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a miami-dade bomb squad called in to help track the packages. >> we continue to advise the american public to be vigilant. it does remain possible further packages have been mailed. these devices should be considered dangerous. >> cnn learned all ten packages went through the u.s. mail system and those handed off to private couriers like the one to cnn in new york. another new twist. some of the packages appear to be missing postmarks to help investigators to focus the search. in several photos, no postmark is visible which could indicate a sender or senders working in different geographical areas. >> on thursday, more packages tracked down. two on the way to former vice president joe biden and one to actor robert de niro. that meant ten in total. we heard more of them yesterday and from the florida lawmaker whose address was used on the return labels.
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>> you have to turn off this hate machine. you have to come together. the american public and all over the nation. people want us to be more civil. people want us to choose hope over hate. they want us to choose -- for real. it's guttural. people understand and words matter. words matter. >> we will never be cowed into submission by people who hate. never. never. >> we should not crawl under the bed and close the doors and not go out and be afraid to go to rallies. we have to keep doing what we're doing to make this country right. that's what i intend to do. as the young people said i ain't scared. >> all the bombs transported to the fbi lab at quantico, virginia, for analysis.
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president trump heads to charlotte or a rally. his 39th rally since becoming president. it's not clear if he will bring up the bomb attacks or renew his other issues. remember this from wednesday night in wisconsin. >> do you see how nice people are behaving? have you ever seen this? we're all behaving very well. and hopefully we can keep it that way, right? >> wrong. didn't quite happen. 3:14 a.m. eastern time, the president needed to remind everyone he is not responsible. we at cnn are. yes, live anger tweeting with instant replays of don lemon. are here is kaitlan collins from the white house. >> reporter: dave and christine, it wasn't that long ago that president trump called the
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country to come together and make decisions about the political life peacefully. now that seems to be a thing of the past. even for this president shortly after he said that. the president now abandoning calls for unity and turning his focus once again on attacking the media. saying they are the ones to blame for the division in the country writing on twitter they are the ones responsible and they are the ones who need to change their tones. he made similar remarks on wednesday night in wisconsin when he called for unity. he turned to criticize the media saying they have false reporting out there that is contributing to the division that we have seen sweep our country. now president trump held two events at the white house yesterday. he made no remarks about the attacks. in the meantime, he was telling his confidants and allies he was in the right because he did not want to be linked to the bombings and he felt the media was unfairly doing that. white house aides are taking cues from him and they believe the media is to blame for the activity in the nation. >> day in and day out.
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there's a negative tone. 90% of the attention on the president is negative despite historic job creation and despite the fact the economy is booming and the trade deals everybody said hasn't been made have been made. you focus only on the negative. there is a role to play. >> reporter: the president is calling anyone targeted in the attacks. not president obama, not joe biden, not hillary clinton. no one has gotten a call from the president. just checking in or updating them on the investigation. a senior white house official said there are no plans to do so. dave and christine. >> kaitlan collins, thank you. the trump administration considering a new travel ban of sorts along the u.s. and mexico border. "the san francisco chronicle" reporting that the president would use executive action to block certain asylum seekers. the same legal authority evoked last year when he banned muslim majority countries. after the revisions, the supreme
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court upheld ultimately that ban. >> this executive order would bring a sd-- bring a dramatic escalation in enforcement and a caravan of migrants from central america is heading slowly to the united states. the proposal is not finalized and could be scrapped according to the report. here is what homeland secretary kirstjen nielsen told fox. >> everything is on the table. every measure we tried. every measure we haven't tried. every measure on the table to make it clear we have a sovereign right to protect our citizens. >> the group families belong together say this is straight up a latino ban. the group calls for common sense immigration laws that make our country strong by respecting people's rights and honoring our shared values. former house speaker newt gingrich appears to suggest the motivation to confirm brett kavanaugh to the supreme court was to keep the president's tax
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returns under wraps. during a live interview, newt gingrich was asked what to expect when the democrats win the white house and subpoena when the congress returns. >> this is a billionaire who has fought lawsuits his entire career. he's never noticed them. he doesn't care. that's why he has lawyers. >> what if they subpoena his tax returns? >> they will be trapped into appeals to the supreme court. we will see whether or not the kavanaugh fight was worth it. >> when asked why the president seemed to be raising that fear of being investigated by democrats, gingrich said it is because he wants everyone to go vote. a federal judge says georgia voters cannot have ballots thrown out on a technicality. the judge ordered election officials to stop rejecting absentee ballots with signatures that do not appear to match those on record. two federal lawsuits charged
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those in gwinnett county. >> the spokesperson for gwinnett county is reviewing the order. stacey abrams is addressing the issue and brian kemp's campaign refused to comment. reality star kaitlyn jenner now turning her back on donald trump. she said she was wrong about the president's commitment to the lgbt community and their rights. in "washington post" op-ed, jenner thought she could work with the president and support the community. he said that is a mission -- she said that is a mistake. he his ignored our humanity and
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insulted our dignity. he made trans people into political pawns. that is upsetting and deeply personally hurt me. this week "the new york times" reporting narrowing the definition of gender to a person's biological sex at birth. amazon is on a $1 billion profit streak. 2$2.9 billion profit since september. the stock quickly fell after the profit report. sales and profits strong, but less than wall street expected. same for alphabet. up 21%. profit is $9 billion, but shy of wall street hopes. the report came hours after an article alleged google payed executives -- paid executives millions of dollars after issues
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nic, i'm confused. this is the fifth iteration from the saudis. >> reporter: it seems to be their way from where we are standing as well, christine. maybe we will get clarification coming up on this. the foreign minister in turkey and the president are speaking and monitoring the speeches. we have just been alerted to the fact it has been announced that the chief or rather general prosecutor from saudi arabia will come here to istanbul over the weekend and meet with his counterpart. that is coming out of one of the speeches from a senior turkish official. not clear at the moment of more details on it. we're up to the fifth iteration from saudi officials. they seem to be trying to get ahead of the next news line to drop. the drip of information coming from turkish officials. now they are saying this was premeditated. we heard them say that it is
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indicating it did not involve the crown prince. any standing order. this came from under the previous king. everything that we hear and every iteration does seem to be designed to protect crown prince muhammad bin salman in all of this. it is damaging because it doesn't add up. each story doesn't add up. you have to wait for the next accounting of the facts. we are hearing it is no longer credible. what is becoming apparent, we just heard the german chancellor angela merkel just spoke with the saudi king. we heard they are reaching over the heads of of tthe crown prin. president trump talked to gina haspel over what she learned and the information turkey gave her. >> thank you, nic. 14 kindergartners injured at the school in southwest china.
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if you have student loan debt, the state of maine may help you pay it off, but you have to move there. maine can't get young people do live there. the state -- people to live there. the state has the oldest population. the state started to attract young professionals and allowed them to subtract the student loan debt from income taxes each year. >> kennebunkport. meanwhile, a murdered university of utah student went to police before her death and told them she paid her killer $1,000 to keep him from posting compromising photos online. lauren mcclusky was shot and killed by her boyfriend, melvin roland. mcclusky possibly said he was
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demanding money to keep the photos under wraps. the case was assigned to a detective for follow-up. the president of the university ordered an independent review of the campus police in the wake of the murder. roland committed suicide after his victim's body was found. megyn kelly's days at nbc are limited. an announcement will be made in the coming days. kelly will not return to her morning show. there was speculation she would stay on at the network in a lesser role. sources say that is not happening. kelly came under intense scrutiny for offensive remarks of blackface when discussing halloween costumes. it drew criticism from viewers and several at nbc. including al roker and craig melvin. a storm moving up the east coast. it looks like a messy weekend for the northeast. here is meteorologist derek van
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dam. >> good morning, dave and christine. you have one more dry day ahead of you. more of that in a second. this low pressure that is really the culprit for the change in the weather forecast. it is bringing pwet weather across charlotte and the ohio valley and overnight and into saturday morning. as it strengthens off the east coast, it will turn into a nor'easter. temperatures will be too warm for this to be a snow event for the major east coast cities. a few flakes will fly in new york and vermont and new hampshire. there is the storm across the southeast. georgia to pennsylvania with wet weather and into maryland and delmarva peninsula. as we head into saturday, that is when we see the rain drops into new york city and boston. look at the temperatures as we head into the day today. 50 degrees for the big apple. 53 for d.c. back to you, thank you, derek.
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-- >> back to you. >> thank you, derek. arby's is offering fans free curly fries in the hometown player scores a hat trick. the problem? the red wings are not so good. they have not pulled that off since 2016-2017. fans will now get a free curly fries if the team scores three goals in a game which has happened this season, but only three times. fire up the fryers. red wings host the jets tonight. here is proof a picture is worth a thousand words even if you cannot hear any of them. ♪ happy birthday to you >> that is james anthony moved to tears on his 60th birthday. he is the custodian at the elementary school in tennessee. he is hearing impaired. the kids learned how to sign
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happy birthday while singing it. the gesture moved james to tears. he has been part of the hickerson elementary school for 15 years. wall street's bounce back on thursday. the dow rose 400 points yesterday. the s&p up 1.9%. nasdaq rallied 3%. stocks bouncing back after the drop on wednesday that put the nasdaq in correction. the market has slumped quickly. selloffs have been hit with big gains. a 548 point jump for the dow. sales of new single family homes were down 13.2% last month according to the report by the census bureau.
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homes sold in september was 320,000. the average sales price was $377,000. that is the worst sales month since december of 2016. the northeast, from august to september this year, home sales fell 40%. the lowest level since april of 2015. the big reason for the decline. the job and tax act signed in september. the south, which is the biggest area for home sales, was affected by hurricane florence. that region reported 318,000 sale force the month. -- sales for the month. hershey's will raise prices. one of the companies getting squeezed by shipping costs. hers hershey's doesn't want to scare away customers.
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it would raise prices over the summer and the changes will go into effect next year. >> 20 cents? >> chocolate. >> i need chocolate. "early start" continues right now with the latest on the nationwide bombing. investigators focusing on florida as they look for the suspect behind the bomb spree that targeted people the president has attacked. just 11 days before the midterms and the white house reportedly considering a travel ban along the southern border. drowning in student loans? one state is willing to help you pay them off if you move there. ♪ happy birthday to you a special birthday treat for a school custodian who is
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hearing impaired. the story we probably all need this friday morning. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is friday. a lot going on this morning. >> her work is never done. >> it is friday, october 26th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. the manhunt for bhowhoever is behind the biggest political targets in years is focusing on florida. authorities believe several of the pipe bombs mailed to critics of the president and cnn at the postal processing center at opa-locka north of miami. we have rosa flower -- rosa flores near the mail center at opa-locka. >> reporter: christine, some of the packages have been processed in the mail facility behind me. the 24/7 faci

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