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continuing to do the best they continuing to do the best they can, and i wish them well. -- captions by vitac -- mass outbreak of minus signs. millions waking up to record-breaking, subzero temperatures, roads a mess, flights canceled, schools closed. make it stop now! indra petersons tracking the latest round of this historic, awful weather. the olympics on edge. new terror threats this morning surrounding the upcoming winter games. can russia keep athletes and their fans safe? we are live. ah, the drama. ah, the music. ah, the outfits. the big moments you missed at the grammy awards overnight. >> you were sleeping, but we were there. we'll have everything for you. >> yeah, that wasn't the grammys that was christine romans'
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house. >> good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, january 27th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's begin with the extreme weather happening right now, happening still, happening again for a big part of the country. the midwest is frozen, literally, with temperatures far below zero. add in snow and wind, and it's a dangerous situation for millions who just want this to end. and the cold is quickly moving east and south, where it's going to hit even more of you! >> chicago getting slammed again this morning after a weekend of snow with high temperatures below zero. two major interstates were shut down for hours. the roads were just impassable. the public schools in that city and many of the suburbs are closed this morning. crews have been working overtime to move snow that's piled up over the last few weeks at o'hare airport. look at that. hundreds of flights were canceled there and also at midway. >> minnesota, okay, minnesota's used to the cold, right? and used to snow, but not cold and snow like this.
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high temperatures negative 6. that was the high, was negative 6. roads shut down in parts of the state, including the twin cities, because the wind was kicking up so much snow, drivers couldn't see. many schools in minnesota, including minneapolis/st. paul closed today. >> that is a ridiculous picture. >> north dakota, meanwhile, that isn't a beach with an ocean shot. no, that's north dakota, folks. the snow is blowing across the road there in grand forks. winds gusting to nearly 50 miles per hour. it was all but impossible for drivers to see where they were trying to go. you can't see anything in this. some major highways had to be closed. >> when the wind whips across the plains like that, it's amazing. in milwaukee today, no school in milwaukee, the city grappling with temperatures expected to stay very, very low. snow is falling again this weekend, residents doing their best to stay warm and stay safe. >> yeah, it's ugly. so, what's going to happen next? indra petersons is tracking all this for us and where it's going.
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indra? >> we really have to deal with the next 48 hours. at least it's not going to be long-lived. i've got to start you with some kind of insight here, because we know it's going to be rough. especially when you talk about the upper midwest today. green bay 2 below, minneapolis 13 below, chicago only at 1. and just close to freezing right now into the northeast. we have not added the windchill. here we go. this is what it really feels like out there. many places almost 40 below right now. that's what it feels like out toward minneapolis. so, let's talk about what is expected to happen here. this cold air once again diving all the way down, even into the south. we're so atypical, but they could be talking about even some freezing rain and a wintry mix, especially overnight tonight into through tomorrow. you're talking about the carolinas all along the coast here. this is an unusual mess they'll be dealing with in through tomorrow and kind of wednesday morning. so, that's unusual there. as far as where's the cold air, let's look at the highs, the highs today. chicago's high is 2 below. new york city not bad at 38, but they go down to 18 for a high
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tomorrow and wednesday, a big sigh of relief, things recover quickly. so definitely, better conditions are expected maybe 48 hours from now, but that doesn't help us until then, right? >> 48 hours of pain. >> thanks, indra. in maryland today, authorities still trying to make sense of the deadly shooting at a shopping mall, saying there is no known relationship between this man, darion marcus aguilar and the two people at the mall that he killed in columbia. police say aguilar showed up saturday with a 12-gauge shotgun, including explosives, walked around for an hour and then opened fire on the second floor, killing 21-year-old brianna benlolo and 25-year-old tyler johnson. >> with tyler, we have lost a kind, positive son who reached out to help others in need, and he made a difference. this is so unbelievable. our prayers are with him, the other victims and all the people
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who have been touched by this senseless violence. >> such a loss. the apparent shooter, aguilar, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and apparently left behind a journal describing his unhappiness. he apparently bought the gun legally back in december. the mall is set to reopen this afternoon. breaking overnight, safety checks being ordered for hundreds of boeing 767 jets. the faa says there could be problems with the plane's tail sections that could possibly cause the pilots to lose control of the aircraft. now, important to note, there haven't been any reported accidents because of tail section problems and no planes have been grounded, but the faa is ordering new tests over the next month and eventual replacement on parts of the jet to minimize the risk. now to russia, where this morning final preparations are under way for the winter olympics in sochi. athletes from around the world begin arriving this week. of course, they're arriving under intense security. there is a huge drag net there, and of course, there is also
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increasing fears that terrorists may target the games. ivan watson is in sochi this morning. and ivan, we understand there is a new threat from the same group that was behind those bombings in volgograd. >> reporter: there have been a number of threats that have come out, both videos and e-mail threats, some questions about whether they're hoaxes or not, and certainly, the russians have clamped down securitywise. i flew in last night here. i might add, john, that it's probably 30 degrees warmer here in sochi where the winter olympics are going to be held than over there in new york right now. i found that the russian bureaucracy traveling through russia far friendlier and more hospitable than i have encountered in the past. there is definitely a huge police presence on the ground in the olympic park area over my shoulder, in the resort town of sochi. police everywhere in uniform, some of them dressed up in,
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like, purple kind of sports winter outfits. there have been a number of precautions taken. for example, locals telling us that cars that are not registered in sochi have effectively been banned here since january 7th, so if you didn't get your car out and you were from another russian city, well, you can't even drive the car out without probably getting fined. on top of these security measures, we're also hearing from the u.s. government measures it will be taking to protect the u.s. olympic team here, and some of the advice, for instance, to the u.s. athletes, do not walk out of the olympic park wearing your team colors for fear of making yourself a target. also, the u.s. will be bringing two warships into the black sea, it will have transport planes ready in case something terrible happens, and it is sending fbi agents both to moscow and here down to sochi to help liase with
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the russian security officers who are down here by the tens of thousands, and also reportedly include hundreds of cossacks wearing fur hats and swords. john? >> some pageantry along with security there. ivan watson in sochi. we will be monitoring the situation throughout the morning. thanks. this morning military officials working to confirm the results of their latest air strike. cnn learned the missile strike targeted a senior military leader affiliated with al qaeda and al shabaab in somalia. the military not yet sure if the intended target was killed. that dramatic music means that president obama is spending today getting ready for the all-important state of the union address that takes place tuesday night. the speech is expected to lay out the president's plan for the next year, including, reportedly, programs to increase jobs and promote economic recovery. cnn will have complete coverage of the president's address and the republican response. it all begins at 7:00 p.m.
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eastern time tuesday night right here on cnn. >> you always get the stories with the dramatic music. meanwhile, congress returns from yet another short vacation today with a lot on its plate, including raising the debt ceiling, the debate over extending jobless benefits and whether to approve a new farm food stamp bill. the house could vote as soon as today on a bill banning federal funding for abortions. it will start costing you more today to mail a letter. people still mail letters, by the way, the paper ones with stamps. the price of a first-class stamp has gone up 3 cents to 49 cents. this is the largest postal rate hike in 11 years. allegedly, it will only take effect for about two years, enough time for regulators to recoup nearly $3 billion in recession-related losses. they rejected a request to make the increase permanent. i have suspicions that these tipdz of things are awfully hard to roll back down the line. stock markets around the world look ugly today, folks.
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japan at the lowest level in two months, hong kong, south korea down about 2%, europe rattled as well. it's a response to a huge drop here in the u.s.less week. the s&p 500 is coming off its worst week since 2012. one big issue here, the sell-off in currencies in emerging markets, this is a real emerging market-driven unease we're seeing. they have been hammered lately because of their concerns about the fed and other central banks pulling back on stimulus. you think it only matters to us if we taper? oh, no, the fed's taper will also hurt some of these emerging markets. that stimulus has been giving economies around the world a boost. wall street also was slammed by a report last week showing china's economy is slowing down. china a big, big driver of the world economy. at home, worries about corporate america adding insult to injury. ibm, johnson & johnson with disappointing earnings. stock futures are flat. here's my hope, john. you have today coming in after
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this ugly start to the week for europe or asia. if things are kind of steady here, you know we haven't snowballed into this week. >> but more big losses than more big problems. >> right, exactly. >> thanks, christine. meanwhile it was a big night for the guys in the space suits at the grammy awards. idea of t daft punk, right there, picking up four trophies, including album of the year for "random access memories" and record of the year for their hit "get lucky." pharrell williams also a big hit. lorde won two grammys for her album "royals." and macklemore and ryan lewis won. at the end of the show, they performed their hit "sane love." >> this is amazing. >> while they were singing, 33 couples got married in a ceremony officiated by queen latifah. madonna then serenaded the newlyweds. that's quite a wedding. >> i'm not sure, lewis's sister was in there.
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>> pink performed. that's pink, by the way, spinning there. that is her hit, "try," and that is some kind of trapeze and rope contraption. do not try this at home, folks. and we saw two beatles. there is paul mccartney and ringo starr performing a song off mccartney's new album. the biggest surprise was daft punk. their producer is paul williams. >> oh, yeah! >> you know who paul williams is? he wrote "the rainbow connection" in the '70s. he was on "the love boat" like seven times and now won a grammy for producing daft punk. >> the feel of that song is really from the '70s. it's a nice, cool feel. >> it makes you think of muppets. >> yeah, muppets and miss piggy. look, now you're all read in. you can pretend you watched it, even though you were sleeping like we know you were. coming up, new signs of progress in the peace talks over syria. a big move could be happening today in that war-torn country. we're live for you there.
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besieged city. nic robertson live in geneva with the latest. nic, what have they already decided and what's still up in the air at this hour? >> reporter: well, i think pretty much everything is still up in the air, christine. i think it was best expressed by the u.n. mediator here, when he said that they were hopeful that these women and children would be allowed out of the besieged city of homs and hopeful that the government is actually working on getting aid convoys that are ready to go into that area where there are about 500 families that have been starving for many, many months. so, it's really still far from a done deal. it's all talk. this weekend has been about building confidence. but when you look at it today, before the really tough talks on transitional government get under way, very little confidence has been built, if any at all, i would say. this is how one of the opposition spokesmen put it just yesterday. >> tomorrow we start talking about transition from
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dictatorship to democracy. clearly, the regime is not optimistic, and they are stalling, trying to use delay tactics, trying to go into details about information that can't be verified. they are asking about names, a list of names of people who are locat located, rather than providing humanitarian corridors. >> reporter: and what the opposition actually asked for was to get food to the starving people. the government is proverakating on that. it hasn't made it clear whether they will or won't. the food is ready to go, and what a senior official told me yesterday is that the government has blocked over the past many, many months, continues to block aid convoys getting into that town, that whatever the government says to the country is in fact wrong and there is a situation of starvation there that could be considered a breach of geneva conventions and
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possibly even a war crime. so, everyone's watching to see if the government really is going to make good on what it said it might do. christine? >> certainly very frustrating, very frustrating, indeed. thanks, nic robertson. 17 minutes after the hour. new jersey lawmakers are streamlining the chris christie bridgegate investigation. happening today, both houses of the state legislature voting on a measure to create a joint committee to look into the scandal. right now, both the senate and the assembly are conducting separate probes. 20 subpoenas already served by the assembly committee will remain in force. after nearly three weeks, missing in action, a republican congressman from texas is promising to reveal today just where he has been. steve stockman put out a cryptic tweet, writing, "where am i? find out monday." the conservative firebrand has made virtually no public appearances and missed 17 straight house votes since january 9th. according to reports, stockman may have turned up in london after a trip to russia.
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stay tuned. >> strange. new details expected this morning in a bomb case from pennsylvania. police say 19-year-old vladisala miftikof made a bomb and other bomb-making materials? a suitcase in altoona. he's a russian national and engineering student and police say he was going to blow things up in a field. he is being held and is due in court next week. toledo is mourning the loss of two hero firefighters this morning who died sunday battling a blaze at an apartment complex. officials say 42-year-old steven mckinski and 31-year-old james dickman, a rookie, suffered fatal injuries while inside that building. it's the first deaths for the department in an active fire since 1981. autopsies scheduled for today. no word yet on what caused that fire. this morning thousands of natural gas customers are still without heat after this just incredible pipeline explosion in canada. this happened in manitoba, when
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part of the trans-canada pipeline ruptured. >> wow. >> cutting off gas to more than 4,000 people who now cannot heat their homes in temperatures that have reached minus 18. what a mess. it could be days, days before any repairs are made there. all right, the passengers and crew on a royal caribbean ship are on their way back home this morning, and it's early, days early, because hundreds on board "the explorer of the seas" are sick with some sort of gastrointestinal illness. the cruise line says more than 560 passengers, dozens of crew members have become sick. 560 passengers sick on this ten-day journey from new jersey to the caribbean. >> they just said it was brought on by somebody, you know, and this and that, by this pushed the button on the elevator and spread it to somebody else, but i don't know. i don't buy that, because i mean, even the crew was sick here. they even brought in extra help to try to sanitize the ship. and now when you go in to line
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for your food, you're not allowed to touch anything, everything is handed to you, you know. they canceled shows because their entainters have gotten sick. >> wow. >> sounds like paradise. >> the ship is expected to return to new jersey on wednesday and the cruise line says it will thoroughly clean the vessel. i'll have to check in, see what kind of refund they're getting. >> good idea. 21 minutes after the hour. heading into the big game, this big question, will sunday's game be peyton manning's last? he's made some intriguing, cryptic comments. and andy scholes is here to break it all down for us in the "bleacher report." the secret is out. hydration is in.
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he does feel like he has plenty of football left. >> i still enjoy playing football, and i feel a little better than i thought i would at this point coming off that surgery. i think as soon as i stop enjoying it, if i can't produce, if i can't help a team, that's when i'll stop playing. if that's next year, maybe it is, but i certainly want to continue to keep playing. >> the seahawks also getting into new jersey last night. all eyes were on richard sherman. the seahawks cornerback has been thrust into the spotlight after his epic rant after the nfc championship game. and sherman says all the craziness from that rant has actually helped his team prepare for the big game. >> i definitely think it helped. i think, you know, everybody getting a chance to see the cameras, see, you know, the tons of media and the press conferences and things like that has helped everybody kind of evolve and get to the next level, understanding the media and what they want to get and the messages they want to put
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across. trending on bleacherreport.c today is the pro bowl. that happened yesterday. teams were picked by jerry rice and deion sanders, so you had players from the same team going against each other. the chiefs' johnson lights up teammate jamaal charles. charles was coming off a concussion suffered in the playoffs against the colts. no love lost between those two. team rice, in case you were wondering, won the game on a late two-point conversion, 22-21. >> it's new to me that they still play the pro bowl. >> in case you missed it, it happened yesterday. >> andy scholes, we should bring you here more often with revelations like that. thanks. >> you're welcome. breaking news overnight, urgent safety checks ordered on hundreds of passenger planes, plus, all the other top headlines to be prepared for the day. ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of craving something that i can't have ♪ ♪ turn around, barbara
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dangerous, record-breaking cold temperatures moving across the country again, still! planes grounded, roads closed.
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indra petersons tracking just how long this blast of winter will last. new developments this morning in a deadly shooting at a shopping mall. what we are now learning about the gunman who killed two people. a big, big night at the grammys. high-flying performances, blowout victories and a historic moment that has social media buzzing this morning. you have to see this before you go to work so you know what everyone's talking about. >> fantastic advice. listen to christine romans. she knows what she's talking about. welcome back to "early start," i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans, 30 minutes past the hour this monday morning. and this morning, cold does not even begin to describe it for the nation's midsection. cold in the midsection is like ice in the national belly. america has been diagnosed with a frozen torso. >> put on a shirt, america! >> from the dakotas to chicago, it won't even get close to zero, and the cold is quickly moving east and south, where it will hit even more of us, even beyond the huge, national midsection.
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>> all right, they call chicago ch chiberia, highs temperatures below zero. snow left several airports shut down for hours and schools are closed this morning. it's too cold to get students and teachers to class. hundreds of flights have been canceled at o'hare and midway. and you know, crews still trying to move all the snow left over from the last few weeks. so, look at the piles of snow at o'hare. unbelievable. >> that's why they call minnesota minnesotaberia. drivers in the twin cities ordered to stay home. major highways were shut down because the wind kicked up so much snow. these pictures are ridiculous. drivers couldn't see a thing. schools are shut down in minnesota this morning, where they're used to this cold. the high in minneapolis is only negative 6. >> they're used to it, but they're also smart. >> yes. >> they know not to try to send kids to school in like that. the scene from north dakota looks like something from a movie. look at the snow blowing across the road in grand forks.
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winds are a big problem there, leading to highways being closed. the wind just howls across the plains. and milwaukee is now in the middle of its coldest winter in 20 years. snow falling again as the city marked 16 days with temperatures below zero. that is 16 too many as far as i'm concerned. public schools are closed there today. driving very difficult. the snow is just blowing everywhere. >> and of course, scientifically speaking, that means it's going to be an awesome summer for everyone in america. oh, wait, i don't think it actually goes like that. indra petersons tracking the deep freeze and the snow. what are we expecting today? >> i'm still stuck on minnesotaberia, like a mini siberia. it's rough out there. notice the current conditions. minneapolis feels like it's actually 13 below. we haven't gotten the feels-like yet. it's going to feel a lot worse. fargo only 15 below, 1 in chicago, pretty much freezing temperatures there into the northeast. now comes the feels-like temperatures. it feels a lot worse, about 40
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below in minneapolis. ouch! fargo 32 below right now. chicago also 19 below, so definitely a rough day for so many of you. keep in mind, still making its way across the lakes today, so even cities like new york city, boston, light flurries are in the forecast. the bigger story's going to be that dome of high pressure going farther to the south. this is the guy that is bringing all of that cold air. so, again, notice even in the southeast, temperatures well below normal by tomorrow. this is key, because by tomorrow, when that cold air is in place, it's the exact same time we get some moisture out of the gulf. so, that combination so atypical, is going to bring winter weather to the deep south. this is something they haven't seen in years, guys. definitely some chances for some freezing rain, sleet and even snow into the deep south tomorrow. otherwise, temperaturewise, everyone wants to know, when are we going to recover? yes, it is bad today. that cold weather spreads into the northeast by tomorrow, but by wednesday, we do recover. i feel like saying that's quickly recovering, quickly compared to the last run of this, where it took almost an entire week. >> it's crazy to see the swing in minneapolis and detroit over
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a couple days. >> brutal. southeast too, unbelievable. >> thanks, indra. police are trying to piece together a motive in a deadly shooting at a shopping mall. so far, they say there is no known relationship between this man, darion marcus aguilar, and the two people he killed at a mall in columbia. police say aguilar showed up at the mall on saturday. he had a 12-gauge shotgun. he had crude explosives. he walked around the mall for about an more, then went to a store on the second floor, a skate shop, ski and skate shop, and he opened fire, killing 21-year-old brianna benlolo and 25-year-old tyler johnson. >> with tyler, we have lost a kind, positive son, who reached out to help others in need, and he made a difference. this is so unbelievable. our prayers are with him, the other victims and all the people who have been touched by this
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selfless violence. >> aguilar died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and apparently, he left behind a journal describing his unhappiness. he apparently bought the gun legally back in december. that mall is set to reopen this afternoon. >> so sad. now to breaking news overnight that could seriously affect your next flight. safety checks are being ordered for hundreds of boeing 767 jets. the faa says there could be problems with the planes' tail sections that could possibly cause the pilots to lose control of the aircraft. it is important to note, there have not been any reported accidents because of tail section problems and no planes have been grounded, but the faa is ordering new tests over this over the next four weeks and an eventual replacement of parts on the jets to minimize the risk. this morning security officials in russia are downplaying the latest threat against the winter olympics. an online posting from the same group suspected of last month's deadly attacks on nearby
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volgograd, they're promising more violence, though they're not mentioning sochi. that as the athletes begin to arrive. they're beginning to arrive for the games, and the olympic torch takes a potentially dangerous trip through dagestan. nick paton walsh is in dagestan for us this morning. >> reporter: the festive atmosphere here inside this stadium, that's not reflective by what we've seen in the town itself. the torch came here in a maximum security convoy from the airport, nobody there to film it as it came in. and inside this stadium is where the parades happen. outside, checkpoints, the police locking down the city for one simple reason -- this is the hot bed of the islamic insurgency in southern russia and where the threats against the games have been made by militants. today we've seen an estimated 13,000 crowd gather inside here, but they were all bussed in on coaches as well from around the area. tightly organized, tightly controlled, high security. that gives you an idea of how seriously the threat is taken by the russian government itself.
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and ordinary people in the town around not involved, not the normal parade you would expect for an olympic torch people lining the streets and waving it through. everything inside here, everything under tight security. that's what people are worried about in sochi, the threat that emanates from here, even though we're far to the east of southern russia, well away from where the games will actually be held. nick paton walsh, cnn, southern russia. >> it's really interesting to see the anticipation and the joy rising at the same time the concerns do over security. >> and the careful choreography. this will be -- they always choreograph these games. this will be very careful. >> just a couple weeks to go. this morning it is still not clear the result of an air strike in somalia. cnn has learned the target was a senior militant leader affiliated with al qaeda and al shabaab. that's according to the u.s. military. the military is not yet sure if the target was killed. in geneva this morning, talks have just begun, just getting under way again between the bashar al assad government and the opposition groups who want him out of power.
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so far, this peace conference has only yielded very small movement on the issue of letting women and children out of the besieged city of homs, where some 500 families are said to be starving. both sides could start talking today about the possibility for a transitional government. that music means it must be serious. one of the biggest political speeches of the year. today president obama plans to spend time getting ready for the state of the union address. it takes place tuesday night. the speech is expected to lay out the president's lanz f oo's the next year, including reportedly plans to increase jobs and promote the economic recovery, with or without the help of congress, the president's people are saying right now. cnn will have complete coverage of the president's address and the republican response and more music. it all begins 7:00 p.m. eastern time tuesday night right here on cnn. >> congress doesn't get any music. it's back to work on capitol hill with a lot on the congressional plate, including raising the debt ceiling, the debate over extending jobless
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benefits, whether to approve a new farm-food stamp bill. the house could vote as soon as today on a bill banning federal funding for abortions. bring extra pennies if you need to buy a stamp today. the price of first class postage is going up to 49 cents. this is a 3-cent jump, the largest postal rate hike in 11 years. regulators say it should only be in effect for about two years. that's enough time for the postal service to recoup nearly $3 billion in recession-related losses. the postal board rejected a request to make the increase permanent, but christine romans, how easy is it to roll back an increase like this once you make it? >> it's not -- no, temporary is very difficult. washington doesn't do temporary very well. let's move to wall street, shall we? the s&p 500 could be opening at its lowest level since 2012. futures are flat, showing some indecision, and indecision would be an improvement, because last week it was decidedly terrible, a sell-off from last week circling the globe. the main indices in asia were
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down about 2% each. europe -- i mean, a 2% move in markets is not good, folks. you have europe down modestly. you know, if 2013 was the year of the rally, 2014 is the year of volatility. what does volatility mean? you know if you're ain investor because you're not having the straight line up of last year. weak earnings from corporate america, weak economic data from china, and a pace in china suddenly showing speed bumps, and heavy turbulence in emerging markets. a few weeks ago, analysts predicted u.s. stocks to rise 6% to 10% this year. now that outlook is uncertain. some say this could be the beginning of a correction. a correction is a 10% decline. where are we right now, john berman? about 4.2%. the dow is down 4.2% this year, so it's a long way before an official correction. >> 4.2% is a lot. >> how long have i been saying, it's not going to be straight up like last year. last year, all you had to do was sit there and your 401(k) did great. this year will not be like that. all right, 40 minutes after the hour right now.
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what are we talking about? daft punk, not smooth jazz, no. daft punk, they were big at the grammy awards. those are the guys in space suits. the duo picked up four trophies, including album of the year for "random access memories" and record of the year for their hit "get lucky." >> and the good news for me is my grandma has a dog named lucky, so my kids singing this song was nothing untoward. >> yes, i'm sure this was big in your life. >> listening all naight to "get lucky." >> lorde was the top female winner, winning two grammys for her album "royals." and macklemore and ryan lewis won best new artist and best rap album. the big moment that people are talking about, toward the end of the show when they performed their hit "sane love," and they did this as 33 couples said "i do" in a ceremony officiated by queen latifah. all kinds of different couples, you know, same-sex and otherwise, all ages. madonna then serenaded the
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newlyweds. and after this, pink performed her hit "try" while spinning over the crowd, like we all, of course, can do. we got to see two beatles also, paul mccartney, ringo starr. >> that's cool. >> they sang together on stage, a song off of paul mccartney's album right there. >> very good. >> i missed all this. >> i know, but anybody listening wouldn't know it. >> because you were all asleep resting up for the big week ahead. >> but now you know and you can talk about it around the water cooler. do offices still have water coolers? >> good question. >> i'm not sure. coming up, did chris christie break the law? a big step today in the bridgegate investigation. and a huge pipeline explosion. look at this. it leaves thousands without heat this morning. and what's worse, the temperatures there way, way below zero. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online
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spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? happening today in new jersey, lawmakers set to vote to streamline the investigation into bridgegate, the allegations that governor chris christie's top aides put pressure on elected officials as apparent political retribution. both houses of the state legislature are expected to vote to create a joint committee to look into the scandal. right now, both the senate and the assembly are conducting separate probes. another big speech today, not officially on the campaign trail, for hillary clinton. the former secretary of state, former senator and former first lady is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the national automobile dealers association convention in new orleans.
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clinton reportedly gets a $200,000 speaking fee as she tours the country, considering a 2016 presidential run. meanwhile, top iowa democrats met this weekend to build support for her in that early voting statement. a texas family is in mourning this morning after their months-long battle with a hospital over the health of a brain-dead, pregnant woman is now over. marlise munoz has now been removed from a ventilator. she is the 33-year-old woman who was 14 weeks pregnant when she collapsed in november. the hospital in ft. worth spent nearly two months refusing the family's wishes, saying state law require the hospital to keep munoz on a ventilator to keep her unborn fetus alive, but over the weekend, a judge disagreed, and now a lawyer for the family says they're focused on grieving. >> this was a sad situation all the way around. we are relieved that erick munoz can now move forward with the process of burying his wife.
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♪ i once was lost >> protesters gathered outside the hospital sunday to pray for the unborn fetus, saying the decision to take munoz off a ventilator was wrong. the family and doctors both say, however, that the fetus was not viable. a dangerous situation for thousands of natural gas customers in canada this morning. they are waking up without heat again in minus 18 temperatures after this incredible pipeline explosion in manitoba. that explosion cut off gas service to more than 4,000 people, who now can't heat their homes in minus 18-degree weather. it may be days before any repairs can be made. >> wow. all right, let's take a look at what's coming up on "new day." chris cuomo with us this morning. hey, chris. >> happy monday! >> happy monday, my brother and sister. how are you? we're going to be digging into sochi this morning. why? you know, it's interesting. there's been some pushback from our friends down in washington that the media's picked up, but really, the issues have always existed. have they? have they? we're going to talk to concerned citizens today, security
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experts, commentators, as well as people involved in the olympics as competitors and family. what are their concerns about the olympics? how much do we know about how secure it is? what will happen if something goes wrong? they're really important questions. there are aspects about this olympics that are different than any other we've ever seen, certainly in wintertime. so, we're going to take you through it. also, you'll remember video. it was all over the media. these young women parasailing and it goes wrong and they smash into the apartment building and somehow, they survive. one of the girls is now coming forward, joining us to talk about this horrific ordeal and what was going through her mind in those moments and what it was like to survive such a horrible experience, so that will be right here for you as long as we also get to basket. >> thank you, chris. we look forward to it. >> they usually do four hours of news in three hours, so impressive. >> 48 minutes after the hour now for us. when we come back, cruise ship crisis. what is making so many people
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a caribbean cruise is being cut short this morning thanks to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on board. royal caribbean says more than 360 passengers and dozens of crew members on "the explorer of
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the seas" have become sick on the ten-day journey from new jersey to the caribbean, so they are coming home early. >> they just said it was brought on by somebody, you know, and this and that, by they pushed the button on the elevator and then it spread because someone else touched the button, but i don't know. i don't buy that, because even a lot of the workers were sick. they even brought in extra help to sanitize the ship. now when you go in line for the food, you're not allowed to touch anything, everything is handed to you, you know. they canceled shows because their entertainers have gotten sick. >> a week in paradise. the ship is expected to return to new jersey on wednesday and the cruise line says it will thoroughly clean the vessel. practices get under way this morning for both the broncos and the seahawks, now at their hotels ahead of the super bowl. the super bowl is this sunday, in case you live in a cave. new york city is being transformed for the crowds. broadway is becoming super bowl boulevard, including a toboggan
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run, games and entertainment. i'm doing the toboggan run, by the way. you should come with me. but the game is across the river, in east rutherford, new jersey. the mayor tells our alexandra field he feels left out, insisting he had to pay for his own sign to promote the game for east rutherford, and he didn't even get a ticket. >> what? >> do you feel like you were left out in the cold here at all? >> i'm used to it, you know -- >> reporter: that sounds like a little new york/new jersey rivalry. >> you're kind of used to it. and you know, you accept it, life goes on. >> reporter: hey, is there a little new york/new jersey rivalry playing in here? what would you answer that? >> well, my pr answer is i'm sure glad i'm next to the lrgeest city in the world because that's how i work there, but my new jersey answer is i'd like to kick them in the shins. >> everyone knows that the jets and giants live in new jersey.
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the nfl insists there are more activities going on in new jersey than new york, even if the mayor of east rutherford says his team was left out. >> the teams are staying in jersey city. >> come to the swamps of jersey, boys and girls. it's beautiful out there, beautiful. you know, when you're in jersey, you know what the light at the end of the tunnel is? new york. >> got more? this is awesome. new jersey's own christine romans, folks. she'll be here all week. coming up next, could 2014 be the year you finally get a raise? some say yes. the economy is now that good. we'll have the story in "money time," next. >> but not you, berman. you're not getting a raise. >> ain't that the truth. good job!
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welcome back to "early start." it's "money time." a brutal day for stock markets around the world, starting the week where we left off. asia selling off hard. tokyo's main index at a two-month low. europe dropping as well. european stock markets falling, this after a massive sell-off on wall street last week took the s&p 500 down to the lowest level since 2012. two days, you had the dow shave almost 500 points off the average. investors around the world are concerned about china's slowing
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economy, they're concerned about weak u.s. corporate earnings, and they're concerned about emerging markets. some are wondering if the current stock market bull is coming to an end. this bull, look at this chart! this bull has been running for about five years now. that's about a year longer than the average bull over the past 100 years. the s&p 500 has tripled, nearly tripled in value over the past five years, so some are saying it's time for a pullback. another big story we're following today. that raise you've been waiting for? this might be the year for a raise. that's according to a really interesting piece this morning in "usa today." why? unemployment is falling. it's down more than one percentage point in the last year, and as that rate goes down, the tables may turn for workers who haven't had an increase in their paycheck for years. lower unemployment means lower demand, especially for high-skilled, high hr-valued workers in cities like minneapolis, boston and damas. when i talk to ceos and
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corporate executives, they tell me over and over again, they need more high-skilled workers. in certainly parts of the economy that are moving right now, the worker has all the pow jerer. >> but then there is the long-term unemployed, and they're not benefiting on this. >> it's two americas. there are these people who have been out of work for a long time, who are not finding their place back into the labor market, then high-skilled manufacturing, doing well for them. that is the year for a raise. all right, 59 after the hour. that's all for us. "new day" starts now. there's too much of a danger of them getting frost boat or hypothermia. >> not again. are we making history for bad reasons, the coldest winter ever? parts of the south plummeting 50 degrees. are we going to have a super bowl or an ice bowl?
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the latest info ahead. >> searching for a motive. police identify the man who opened fire at that maryland mall, as we learn more about the explosives he brought with him. the big question, why did he do it? >> music's biggest night, paul and ringo, beyonce, and if that's not enough, madonna helping to marry 33 couples live. and guests dressed as robots. >> your "new day" starts right now. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning. it's "new day," 6:00 in the east. are you doing a lot of this this morning? it is so cold, we could be setting records


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