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hundreds of thousands heading to the valley for labor day ... and that means.... they'll be heading out today... how you can stay safe if you're hitting the road. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus... it's still summer .. but it's feeling more like fall! how long this cooler weather will last in sherry's forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> and... an nhl team playing at tmobile when you can see the la kings hit the ice. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and i'm kirsten joyce. most of you are off work today, but it was a very busy weekend in the valley ((brian loftus)) >> more than 300- thousand came to las vegas for the long labor day weekend..... and that means ...
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((kirsten joyce)) so far, flights heading to the east coast from mccarran... are on time this morning. but if you're traveling by car... the roads will be packed. kirsten joyce >> the people at trip advisor say more than 35-percent of travelers are packing their bags and heading home today. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live above the i-15 with what you can expect if you're hitting the roads today. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) >> brian, kirsten... it's expected to be a very busy day on our roads. over 60-percent of people planned to drove to their labor day destinations this year... and if those numbers hold true -- a major interstate like the i-15 could be packed? in order to keep everyone safe on our roads... a number of law enforcement agencies have been teaming up all weekend to target heavily
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las vegas. listen to these numbers... on average, about 45-thousand people drive this stretch per day... adding up to about 16-million cars per year. with this stretch being one of the busiest in the country... troopers from the nevada and california highway patrol have been joining forces cracking down on drivers not following the rules of the road this labor day weekend: ((trooper jason buratczuk // nevada highway patrol: last year we had three fatal's on labor day weekend, even on fatal is unacceptable. but three that's just too much so this weekend we're all going to work together and make this road as safe as possible.)) ((michael stevens)) >> the agencies taking part are focusing on speeders... impaired and distracted drivers... as well as people not wearing their seat belts. if you are headed out today... the best piece of advice -- as always is to leave early and give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go. brian, kirsten?
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if drivers see someone driving erratically... there are a few options for calling... ((michael stevens)) >> kirsten, you can either dial star n-h-p... or dial 9-1-1 to get a hold of a dispatcher. so they can get a trooper your way. weather?
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wildfires in california --air quality advisory for elevated levels of ozone and smoke remains in effect today ((sherry swensk)) dry and cool conditions are reaching their peak today for labor day. ........... mother nature working hard on this holiday to cool us down in the desert. ............. it feels a little like fall out e still some breezes around. they will generally be out of the west today. ................ there could be a little smoke at times moving into the valley so clark county has issued the air advisory through today. ............. the cooler air filtering in behind a cold front over the weekend broke down those hot triple digits from last week. ............. today's highs in the low 90s. demetria, how are the
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watch out for a crash on northbound 95 and jones.
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watch out for a crash at spring mountain and fort apache. we're getting word of a brush fire up past speedway alongside northbound i-15.
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((brian loftus)) nhl fans in vegas are sittin on pins and needles waiting for bill foley to reveal his team name and logo. in less then a month away new practice facility will be open in summerlin. we learned the date could be october 15th, but that date could be pushed up. on f officials had a meeting with the nhl and adidas on uniform colors and logos. they need one more review to finalize the decision./// ((brian loftus)) hockey fans will get to see their favorite teams skate on the ice... right here in las vegas. the l-a kings will be playing at the t-mobile arena in about a month. they'll be playing two preseason games on october 7th and 8th... against the dallas stars and colorado avalanche. both games start at 7-30pm... and tickets are still on sale if you're interested. prices start around 60 bucks. this will be the first n-h-l
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arena./// ((kirsten joyce)) still feeling the effects from the delta airline outage ... ((brian loftus)) >> the tens of millions of dollars the company lost during the computer glitch. ((kirsten joyce)) plus.. tropical storm hermine hitting the east coast for labor day ... the deaths it's already blamed for coming up.. ((brian loftus)) and... us 95 closures go into effect tomorrow. demetria explains why and shows you how to get around them, in "what's driving you crazy?" we'll be right back on 8 news leader./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and
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this is 8 news now good day)) ((sherry swensk)) montauk, new york ... where you can see tropical storm hermine isn't stopping people from heading to the beach. ((sherry swensk)) it continues to slam the east coast this morning ... and is blamed for the deaths of at least 2 people. while the surge isn't expected to be as bad as initially predicted ...
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dangerous rip currents, and beach erosion. hena daniels has the latest from point pleasant beach, new jersey. as hermine continued to whip up dangerous waves along the atlantic coast...some brave beachgoers came out to watch the sun rise: (mike miller/ ma resident) this is nothing yet, come on this video shows the storm's forceful winds tossing a cruise ship from side to side sunday...confining passengers to their cabins. as the storm churned offshore...people from virginia to the jersey shore were forced to stayed out of the water: "when you see th danger so you have to take precautions" residents living along the water began pulling their boats in. others prepared for the worst: "i locked up everything in the garage// and i packed a go back and i'm ready " ( hena daniels/ cbs news/ point pleasant beach, nj) many beaches across the northeast remain closed today...amid concerns hermine could regain strength...and trigger life threatening rip tides and flooding. with memories of superstorm sandy still fresh on residents' minds... authorities in parts of connecticut say they're prepared
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(chief michael spera/ old saybrook police) we have plenty of bottled water now on hand, we have supplies for our residents to take a nice warm shower if need be new jersey governor chris christie has declared a state of emergency in several counties: (gov. chris christie/ r-nj) i hope not to be able to have to use the assets but it would be much too late if the storm started to track west forecasters say hermine could linger around the east coast for days...before exiting out to sea by midweek. hena daniels cbs news. sherry, howt ((sherry swensk)) this storm has stayed alive and caused so much damage since last week.... ............... beautiful skies this labor day caused so much damage since last week.... ...............
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morning... not much wind stirring so far and we don't expect as much as the weekend. .............. the lowest temps for the week come today with low 90s. and thenst temps for the week back to 100s by the weekend. ........... dry and cool conditions across the west for the first half of the week...
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the mexico coast will eventually make their way up into the desert. ............ let's check on hermine - which has become post tropical but causing trouble with coastal flooding and high rip currents and beach erosion. ...................... the clouds and moisture should stay east of us into arizona with possible thunderstorms there later in the week. ............ not a bad day across the desert southwest. now to demetria for a look at the roads.
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if you're heading to the airport, it should be a pretty easy route right now. no delays on the south beltway, and traffic along paradise looks pretty good. we'll probably see things get a bit busier later this morning
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also reported passenger revenue for august fell by more than 9 percent compared to a year ago. in part due to the outage./// ((kirsten joyce)) still to come on 8 news now good day... panda-moneum .. over the population of the cute creatures... ((brian loftus)) >> the new report out this morning ... that says the animals are no longer endangered. ((kirsten joyce)) and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck!/// you're watching 8 news now good day. ((kirsten joyce))
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panda .. they are no longer considered endangered. ((brian loftus)) >> the international union for conservation of nature just released a report.. it says pandas are now classified as a vulnerable species .. the wild panda population in southern china has jumped from about 16- hundred in 2004 .... to nearly 19- hundred in 2014. the increase is thanks to conservation efforts .. and the ban of poaching and expanding forest reserves demetria, what's driving people crazy?
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early tomorrow morning, the mlk on-ramp to northbound us 95 will close down through november 15. ndot says the closure is needed to make room for a hov flyover that will connect us 95 and i-15. this closure is part of project neon, the state's nearly $1 billion solution to the spaghetti bowl. you can use rancho to get to northbound us 95 as an alternate. tomorrow night, the southbound 95 exit to south rancho will close again. ndot reopened the off-ramp just for the labor day you can either exit at mlk and use bonanza to connect to rancho, or get off the freeway early and exit at valley view. from there, you can use alta or washington to get to rancho. what's driving you crazy? what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you./// ((brian loftus)) it's hard to believe .. but sunday will mark 15 years ..
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the new york mets continued a tradition to commemorate the victims.. current baseball player david wright and former player edgardo alfonzo met with members of fdny's engine 39 and ladder 16. they lost two firefighters on that day ... this is wright's 13th years vising a firehouse .. both wright and alfonzo said they will never forget those who risked and sacrificed their lives the day of the terror attacks./// ((brian loftus)) and here in town ... a 9/11 tribute will be held near valley view and charleston.... firefighters will toll the bell .. and raise the world trade center 9/11 flag over the piece of metal on display from the building. this sunday ... 8 news now will mark the 15th anniversary of the terror attack... with a special show... from 5:30 to 6:30 in the morning .. when the towers were hit./// ((kirsten joyce)) mother teresa ... is now saint teresa. the late humanitarian was canonized by the pope over the weekend. about 120- thousand people
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mother teresa was known as the "saint of the gutters". pope francis praised her dedication.. and noted she defended human life, the unborn... the abandoned and discarded. she died in 1997 at the age of 87. /// ((brian loftus)) still to come on 8 news now good day.. las vegas headliners are going viral this morning... ((kirsten joyce)) >> just how much longer brooks and dunn will be hitting the stage for their residency with reba mcentire .. ((brian loftus)) and we want you to be part of our 8 news now good day.. just head to our 8 news now facebook page.. and upload aac contest section. up to 8 lucky viewers will be chosen each week to win an 8 news now mug! we'll be right back./// ((kirsten joyce))
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december last year. 14 americans are killed in a mass shooting inspired by isis. in the aftermath, congressman joe heck had the chance to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns. heck voted "no." 23 times. individuals on the fbi terror watch list have purchased firearms over 2,000 times. it's not just that joe heck does nothing to stop them.
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weekend today by heading out to lake mead .. tips to make sure you stay safe if you're hitting the water. ((brian loftus)) >> plus... it's a cooler unofficial end to summer... just how long the break in the heat will last. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and... we sit down with the man in charge of north las vegas.. your questions answered .. in mondays with the mayors. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) thanks for joining us on 8 news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus. hope your labor day is off to a good start, many of you are still enjoying the long weekend. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and many heading out to lake mead! park rangers expected more than 100- thousand people to spend the unofficial end of summer there for the 3- day weekend. ((brian loftus)) >> 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live this morning... with what's expected. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) >> brian, kirsten...
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these today... hanging out on the lake this holiday might be another option. the people over at lake mead say labor day weekend sees some of their biggest crowds of the year... but not quite as many people as memorial day weekend. the mass of people generates a need for extra security. in yearspa stepped up patrols teaming up with metro police and coast guard to keep people safe. if you do plan on getting in the water... the people who work at lake mead say it's important to know how to swim before jumping in: ((mark sappington // natural resources program manager: we unfortunately do have drownings that are a result of people misjudging distances to things. and they think they can swim out to that item they tire they fatigue and they unfortunately sometimes do drown.)) ((michael stevens)) >> because lake conditions can change in an instant, rangers
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back out here live. if the only place you're headed is the roads a little later on today... leave early... because you're definitely not going to be alone. ((kirsten joyce)) weather?
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clear... ..............
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labor day. ........... mother nature working hard on this holiday to cool us down in the desert. ............. it feels a little like fall out there this morning and there are still some breezes around. they will generally be out of the west today. ................ there could be a little smoke at times moving into the valley so clark county has issued the air ............. the cooler air filtering in behind a cold front over the weekend broke down those hot triple digits from last week. ............. today's highs in the low 90s. demetria, how are the
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there are no slow downs in the spaghetti bowl right now. pretty quiet too. there's been a lot of construction in this area. the state's working on its centennial bowl project. the county is work to build out 215 from craig to hualapai and the city has been working on buffalo and cimarron between skye pointe and grand teton.
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the sheriff questions from the viewers in our morning cup of joe segment in the 6am hour. to submit a question... just go to las vegas now dot com... and look for the "don't miss" section./// ((brian loftus)) during this falls voting ... nevadans can decide if medical equipment like wheelchairs and oxygen tanks should be exempt from sales tax. advocates say it's compassionate to reduce taxes for people who need expensive medical devices to survive. but opponents say the ballot measure will take away money for public services and other tax hikes will need to compensate. medicine d nevada./// ((kirsten joyce)) still to come on 8 news now good day... we'll hear from the parents of the boy killed in the alligator attack at disney .. ((brian loftus)) >> their words for the toddler .. on what would have been his third birthday . ((kirsten joyce)) plus... studying wine experts on the las vegas strip... what the connection is with combatting alzheimers. stay with us here on the valley's news leader. /// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and
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this is 8 news now good day)) ((demetria obilor)) play something country .. .because some las vegas headliners are trending on facebook this morning! (( i'm a full grown qe ohhhh play something country )) ((demetria obilor)) >> brooks & dunn are going viral ... after they told rolling stone that there is quote "no end in sight" to their residency at the colosseum inside caesars palace. their show, reba, brooks & dunn: together in vegas... was initially slated for a year .. but they just extended it through 2017.. possibly 2018. their next round of shows kick off in november .. tickets start at
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dry and cool conditions are reaching their peak today for labor day. ........... ir peak today for mother nature working hard on the desert. ............. it feels a little like fall out there this morning and there are still some breezes around. they will generally be out of the west today. ................ there could be a little smoke at times moving into the valley so clark county has issued the air advisory through today. ............. the cooler air filtering in behind a cold front over the
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............. today's highs in the low 90s. roads? lane shifts and closures are in effect on spencer at warm
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paradise whitney pipeline. there are no slow downs in henderson right now. traffic is all clear here.
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knows that i don't like to speak but my baby i owe it to him to honor him :09 so his mommy needed to say happy birthday laney. :14 you're in our hearts today and every second of every other day." matt graves/father: "we would not have been able to get through the pain without this community, our friends and our family, and for that we say thank you )) ((brian loftus)) >> lane's parents have said they don't plan to file a lawsuit against disney world... and set up a foundation in his memory. changes .. they put up fences and barriers around some of the lakes.. they also limit their fishing excursions./// ((kirsten joyce)) getting your questions for the valley's mayors answered... ((brian loftus)) >> coming up next on 8 news now good day.. we talk to the leader of north las vegas .. about the progress being made on the faraday future factory. plus... (( ahead on cbs this morning-- hermine threatens to regain hurricane strength. we'll hear from passengers on a cruise ship moving through rough seas. plus, we're on the jersey shore with the threat of dangerous tidal surges. and - house minority leader nancy
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see you at seven. )) /// ((brian loftus)) welcome back to 8 news
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((brian loftus)) sitting down with mayor lee ... our first question from chris. mayor, are we going to see more mixed use developments in nlv like that have with town square or union village in henderson? mayor john lee we have a gateway in nlv off lake mead .. i15 and lake mead. the city's been buying up that real estate for years. anybody in that area, that redevelopment area, that wants to sell the city, the city wants to buy from you.we're working plans witha that would look. we understand the huge impact zappos had on fremont street. even though that's an urban area, our area is urban, we would like to be the surbaban area for that wonderful workforce that's up there and of course, for our whole nlv region. but yes, we have that planned for that area. and then out on north 5th, as the road continues to go on up to the 215, it's in the plans there. but that'll be quite a ways away before that happens. ((michelle mortensen)) our next question: we also
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lee i was just with the family the other day. things are going well for them. they're looking at their home, their situation, where they're going to move, they've already started dismantling the operation a little bit. of that 153 acres, only 30 of it is actually emcompassed by the pig farm itself. the rest of the land is ready to be built on whenever. the dismantling of the pig farm will probably be the first thing that happens. but it's in esgrow, things are happening. i know the fond of the pig farm, except for the smell. that's gonna be changing in the near future, but that's been a good little business for our community. we're happy with that family. ((michelle mortensen)) they do great with the food recycling too. ((brian loftus)) that they do. lets go from that to faraday future. what's happening with that project? progress being made? mayor john lee yes that's exciting. they just pulled their grading permit. they will start the process for them going forth putting the plans together to build that pad
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the rtc just passed on their agenda, the railroad spur that will come off the railroad line and run out to them. that was just approved. and the water district just passed the new distribution, billing processes so that's happening. and nv energy is so important to everything we're doing out there. the faraday people are brilliant, they're masterfully moving forth. lots of jobs are gonna be created out there and the infrastructure is going to bring a lot more business in that area so big happening at apex. ((michelle mortensen)) we also want to know about the kiehl ranch historic park. it opened 4th of july weekend. what has been the reaction now that it has been open a few months? mayor john lee the kiehl ranch is a historic place .. the original mormon fort and the kiehl ranch was just a farm that was built up in the area. there was a death there early on, it became an orchard and a place where people could come
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to get a divorce. then it became a place where if people just wanted to come in to enjoy staying in las vegas' early years, and it kinda fell into disrepair the last 50 years. and nlv has been with southern nevada public lands act, blm to restore that historic place so we have a lot of history here. fact is, most of the history in our valley actually started in nlv. that's where the artesian wells were, and it's exciting for us to participate past for our future residents. ((brian loftus)) we've done some cool stories on that history. you can always find them on lasvegasnow.com. mayor, i picture you sitting down with other city leaders and meetings always going long. you guys have a lot on your plate. mayor john lee i have a rule. any meeting over an hour is a beating. we can't do that, so we're in, we're out. we run it like a business. we're excited about what we're producing, we have great mayors in this valley all working together.
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the residents here. ((brian loftus)) beautiful. efficiency is king. mayor john lee it works well in nlv. ((brian loftus)) thanks mayor. if you'd like to submit a question, go to las vegas now dot com, click on mondays with the mayors. thanks for being here. mayor john lee my pleasure, thank you ((sherry swensk)) a little haze looking across the city... and likely we'll see some california wildfire smoke ............ the westerly winds won't be as strong and that could allow smoke to meander into the area... and not move out as quickly as it did yesterday. ............ highs in the low 90s today... one of coolest labor days in years. ............ mt charleston will be nice and mild for hiking and picnics... ...... while the lake won't be too hot - but the sunscreen is still very
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the air is very dry. ............. temps will steadily rise a little more each day... until they reach low 100s by the weekend. our last 100-degree day last year was the very last day of september!/// demetria, how are the roads? traffic is still clear along the south t along the interstate, things look pretty good. no delays in the spaghetti bowl, but we are starting to see more traffic south of town at i-15 and primm.
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why wine experts can smell and taste ingredients the rest of us can't.. ((kirsten joyce)) >> as chris martinez found .. it could lead to a breakthrough for alzheimer's. harley carbery has developed an almost super human sense of smell over the years. (harley carbery/ director ofi different aromatic or flavor nuances in it y'know is it a fruit, is it not a fruit as a wine connoisseur or sommelier - he says he can detect almost any ingredient in a glass of wine... (harley carbery/ director of wine, mandalay bay resort ) dry roses, potpourri, very floral... now research shows - that keen sense of smell has developed his brain there's just a lot more activity there... dr. sarah banks did brain scans on 13 sommelier's and 13 "non-experts" as they smelled various scents of wines and fruits. she found the wine
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others could not. but she also discovered parts of their brain are bigger including areas susceptible to alzheimer's. (dr. sarah banks/ cleveland clinic center for brain health) the fact that the parts of the brain that are bigger are those parts that are most vulnerable to diseases like alzheimer's or parkinson's bodes pretty well for the sommeliers it suggests that they might have some degree of protection. dr. banks says developing our sense of smell with wine or anything else might be key in growing our brains - to help prevent disease. (dr. sarah banks/ clee brain health) definitely, sort of stopping to smell the roses a little bit, to enjoy life to think about your sensory experiences... harley says he'll toast to that. (harley carbery/ director of wine, mandalay bay resort ) now the best part, time to taste... chris martinez, cbs news, las vegas thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it's monday, september 5th, 2016, and welcome to "cbs this morning." hermine threatens to become a hurricane yet again. the storm is rip currents to the northeastern coast. what it's like on a cruise ship being rocked by rough waters. president obama fails to reach an agreement on syria with vladimir putin at the g20 summit. north korea tests ballistic missiles. dr. david agus explains why ingredients in some soaps and body washes my do more harm than good. we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener.

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