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wish to be ♪ new controversy for donald trump's campaign. robo calls from a former kkk leader trying to link himself to trump and cartoon of hillary clinton in black face tweeted by a prominent trump supporter. clinton aide huma abedin calls it quits with her husband. one of the funniest men
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ever. gene wilder has died at the age of 83. we pay tribute to his incredible life and career. ♪ want to change the world there's nothing to it ♪ >> such talent. >> amazing. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm alison kosik. it is tuesday, august 30th. the donald trump campaign in a controversy days before donald trump is set to address black voters. and african-american surrogate tweeting out this image of hillary clinton wearing black face saying she is pandering to black voters. then what was one time clan leader david duke with his support for donald trump which trump had to disavow. hillary clinton speaking about
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concern over duke aiming to improve trump's standing in the polls. nobody knows how his acceptance of him could put that despicable man in the senate of the united states. last night, kellyanne conway lashing out and running mate tim kaine of pushing prejudice. >> voters have to look at something and believe in something. i think clinton and tim kaine who was a disappointment for them to go so far afield on the accusations and conspiracies. most people look at that and say doesn't make sense. >> cnn's jim acosta has more from washington. >> reporter: john and alison, the nasty election battle is taking more ugly turns. the trump campaign condemned a
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robo call from david duke which encouraged his suppeorters to vote for the gop. and pastor mark burns apologized for a tweet he released of hillary clinton in black face. >> i really am a shepherd to god's people. the last thing i want to do is to offend people. the tweet was not designed to anger or stir up the pot like it did. it was designed to bring how i feel a very real reality as to why the democratic party and how i view it and interpreted it have been pandering and using black people just for their votes. >> reporter: all of this comes as trump is struggling to
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clarify his position on the hot button subject immigration. he is due to deliver that speech wednesday night. he is standing firm for a wall on the mexican/u.s. border, but adding what to do on the undocumented immigrants in the country could come years later. john and alison. >> more politics this morning. long time hillary clinton aide huma abedin, is separating from her husband former congress member anthony weiner. he blew up his career snapping a picture of his crotch. trump is now using the scandal to attack hillary clinton calling it an example of her bad judgment. cnn's miguel marquez has the story.
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>> reporter: after 24 hours from the story breaking in the post, we have not heard from anthony weiner. he said the relationship had been going on for some time and he considered the conversation private. he did not think the tweets were inappropriate. none of this is stopping trump from making this into a campaign issue or trying to make it a campaign issue. he brought in hillary clinton's bad judgment as he calls it in a statement saying i only worry for the country in that hillary clinton was careless and negligent to allow weiner to have highly classified information. it is another example of hillary clinton's bad judgment. it is possible our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this. there is no indication, i will say, of any security breach or security concerns related to this, but that is something the trump campaign is trying to make hay out.
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the hillary clinton campaign said nothing other than to allow huma abedin to make statements on her own. she and her husband are going to separate and this seems to be the end of their marriage after several attempts. the only question left is how big a part of the election campaign does this become. alison, john. >> miguel, thank you. hillary clinton says she is preparing to debate h her opponent, but doesn't know which donald trump will show up. she said trump may try being presidential to quote convey a gravity that he hasn't done before or she says he may try to insult and score points. either way, clinton is not taking anything for granted. leaders of both parties commenting on 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick to sit out of the national anthem in protest of the police actions. while the freedom to express his
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actions can be respected, the behavior is questionable. trump called kaepernick's protest terrible and says he should find a country that works better for him. big names come to a head today. long time senator john mccain back on the ballot just a day after his 80th birthday. his challenger is trying to make age a campaign issue. in florida, marco rubio is polling ahead of his opponent despite getting into the race late after the failed run for president. debbie wasserman schultz is getting a boost. she quit as democratic chair amid acquisitions she worked against sanders and the race against hillary clinton. the fbi is investigated the suspected hacking of election systems in illinois and arizona.
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the breach is not expected to affect voting. i hope it doesn't. the attack comes on the heels of the democratic hack in july. hillary clinton is set to have her biggest fund raising event in august. she headlined 31 events so far pulling in $58 million. that is according to a cnn political analysis of ticket prices. clinton raised $90 million in july. her largest haul to date, includes other donations. other running mate, tim kaine raising money. the campaign is making the push now to focus on debate prep over the next two months. all of clinton and kaine's events are allowing the democratic ticket to raise money for the clinton campaign and the democratic national convention and parties at the same time. these agreements allow donors to give more than $500,000 to
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various democratic funds. those are numbers nothing sneeze at. >> does money matter? hillary clinton swamping trump, but we are not sure that is having the effect it usually does. >> think about the free advertising trump is getting. nine minutes after the hour. gene wilder is dead at the age of 83. we will look back at one of the most unique performers we have ever seen. that's next. tely my n rk apart the rent is outrageous. good thing geico offers affordable renters insurance. with great coverage it protects my personal belongings should they get damaged, stolen or destroyed. [doorbell] uh, excuse me. delivery. hey. lo mein, szechwan chicken, chopsticks, soy sauce and you got some fortune cookies. have a good one. ah, these small new york apartments... protect your belongings. let geico help you with renters insurance.
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♪ we'll begin with a spin traveling in the world ♪ ♪ of my creation what we'll see will defy explanation ♪ >> that of course the great gene wilder as willy wonka.
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the world mourning the loss of the actor and author. he died monday at the age of 83. he was suffering from alzheimer's disease. we didn't know that fact. he suffered with it for three years. "bonnie and clyde" and the work of mel brooks. one of the great partnerships of all times. casting wilder as leo bloom. >> i'm hysterical. i can't stop when i get like this. i can't stop. i'm hysterical. i'm wet. i'm hysterical and i'm wet. i'm in pain and i'm wet. and i'm still hysterical. >> stealing scenes, no mean
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feat. gene wilder in "blazing saddles." the oscar nominated "young frankenstein." ♪ if you're blue and you don't know where to go to ♪ ♪ why don't you go where sits ♪ putting on the ritz >> one of the truly great talents of our time who blessed every film he did with his magic. >> frankenstein. >> it is pronounced igor. >> exactly. gene wilder survived by a wife of 25 years. >> now we can go back and binge watch his films. >> so many good gene wilder
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films. "bonnie and clyde." he was a supporting player in the backseat of that car. i have to say. one-of-a-kind. >> all right. in jackson, mississippi, hundreds of mourners gathered at the mass for sr margaret and sr paula. they spent decades helping the needy. they were found stabbed to death in their homes last week. rodney sanders confessed to the killings, but gave no motive. lawmakers in california approved legislation to close a legal loophole in rape cases. that was exposed by the sentence given to former stanford student brock turner who was given six months. the new law calls for mandatory sentences instead of judges using discretion. the measure is awaiting the signature of governor jerry
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brown. tropical systems in the a atlantic and pacific. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> it is tropical depressions 8 and 9 over the next several hours to increase to a hurricane. it will security the carolina coastline. outer banks will have storm surge and coastal erosion and heavy rainfall. it is tropical depression 9 to pull up to the east and across the big bend of florida which will become tropical storm hermine or ian. notice the rainfall is the big story with that storm system. look at this storm across the pacific. we have lester and madeleine. category three and category four
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respectiveliy at the heinz yan hawaiian islands when it makes landfall thursday and friday. >> pedram, thank you. turkey ratcheting up the fight against isis and syria, but the position in the war is complicating the u.s. invol involveme involvement. we'll break it all down next.
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president obama will discuss the fight against isis when he meets with turkish leader recep tayyip erdogan when he meets with the group of 20 in china.
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this comes as he tries to cool the battle with turkey and the other ally against isis. syria troops. joining us now with the latest from turkey is senior international correspondent nick paton walsh. it seems like some signals have been crossed here between u.s. and turkey. >> reporter: it has always been a difficult issue for the u.s. and the kurds. they have done it because the force has been effective on the ground with a large amount of territory. the problem for turkey, a nato and u.s. ally, they have a group they call terrorists on their border. it came to a head when turkey sent in a force to back off syrian rebels who are not kurdish, but arabs, to kick out isis. it came to a clash with the syrian kurds. we are in a serious fluid
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moment. the u.s. telling turks, stop pushing south and pull back across the natural boundary of the euphrates river. what is happening now? we have just heard in the last 24 hours that 21 targets have been hit in the area. that doesn't sound like the turkey military is convinced kurds are moving back across the east across the euphrates. a lot, it seems, of confusion. some duplicity and america in an unfortunate position. you could have predicted this that turkey would eventually take stronger military issue. we now have president erdogan saying they will pursue the syrian kurds with the same verocity as isis. now in its more closing stages,
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john. >> can they keep the pressure on isis and maintain the alliances? nick, thank you so much. more than 6,000 migrants have been rescued off the coast of libya in the last few days. italian coast guard calls the effort the biggest operation of its kind in recent years. the rescue involves vessels from the border and groups from doctors without borders. most of the 6,500 migrants from somalia. the white house has hit its goal of resettling 10,000 syrian refugees. one humanitarian group is applauding the achievement and urging the u.s. to ramp up the goal to 140,000 refugees in the next year. brazil suspended president dilma rousseff defending her
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record telling the senate she has nothing to hide. senators are expected to vote this week on whether to reinstate her or give her the boot for good. rousseff is accused of illegally manipulating accounts to hide a deficit. racism now center stage in the 2016 presidential race. hillary clinton and donald trump going after each other with new attacks. that's next.
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aggressive, personal attacks on the campaign trail. hillary clinton slamming trump as his supporters make controversial and some say tasteless statements about her. anthony weiner newest sexting scandal. the sordid photos that led to
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the separation from his wife. beloved actor gene wilder passing away at the age of 83. we remember his amazing work. >> i want -- i want -- i want everything i've ever seen in the movies! >> leo say you'll join me. >> i'll do it! by god, i'll do it. >> i love that scene. >> such a great movie. he was great. good morning. welcome back to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. 31 minutes past the hour. the donald trump campaign in a new controversy days before trump is set to address black voters. an african-american surrogate for trump tweeted out this image of hillary clinton in black face saying she is pandering to black voters and at the same time,
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david duke is trumpeting his support for trump which trump is disavowing. hillary clinton expressing concern over david duke. she says nobody knows how well duke is doing and trump's acceptance of him could put that man, that despicable man in the senate of the united states. overnight, trump campaign manager kellyanne conway responded by clinton running mate tim kaine, accusing clinton of pushing prejudice. >> voters have to look at something and make sense for them to believe it. i think clinton and also tim kaine who was a disappointment playing this race card. to go that far on the accusations and conspiracies. most people say that doesn't make sense. >> cnn's jim acosta has the latest from washington. >> reporter: john and alison, the nasty election battle is
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taking more ugly turns. the trump campaign released a statement condemning a robo call from senate candidate david duke. encouraged his supporters to vote for the gop nominee. then one of trump's surrogates apologized for a tweet he posted showing hillary clinton in black face. here is a video message from the pastor about that posting. >> i really am a shepherd to god's people. the last thing i want to do is to offend people. the tweet was not designed to anger or stir up the pot like it did. it was designed to bring how i feel a very real reality as to why the democratic party and how i view it and have interpreted it have been pandering and using
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black people just for votes. >> reporter: all of this comes as trump is struggling to clarify his position on the hot button subject immigration. he is scheduled to deliver a speech on immigration in phoenix on wednesday night. a top adviser for the gop nominee says trump is standing firm on his position for a wall on the border, but adding on with what to do on the undocumented people in the country. thank you. hillary clinton facing a controversy as well this morning. huma abedin announcing that she and former congress member anthony weiner on separating. following new reports that weiner was sexting with a woman who also happens to be a donald trump supporter. this is five years after he blew up his political career after tweeting a snapshot of his crotch.
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trump using this as an example of her bad judgment. for more, let's bring in cnn's miguel marquez. >> reporter: john and alison, after the story broke in "the post," we still have not heard from anthony weiner. he said this relationship had been going on for some time and he considered the conversation private. none of this is stopping trump from making this into a campaign issue or trying to make it into a campaign issue. he brought in hillary clinton's bad judgment as he calls it in a statement saying i worry for the country in that hillary clinton was careless and negligent in allowing weiner to being close to highly classified information. who knows what he learned or who he told. that is another example of bad judgment. it is possible that our country has been compromised by this. there is no indication of a
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security breach or concerns related to this, but that is something that the trump campaign is trying to make hay out of it. the hillary clinton campaign has said nothing other than to allow huma abedin to make statements on her own. clearly releasing a statement that she and her husband will separate and it seems to be the end of their marriage after several attempts. the only question left is how big apart of the election campaign does this become. alison, john. >> thank you, miguel. hillary clinton says she is preparing to debate her opponent, but doesn't know which donald trump will show up. she was at a fund-raiser and clinton told donors that trump might try being presidential to quote convey a gravity he hasn't done before or she said he might try to insult and score points. either way, clinton said she is not taking anything for granted. leaders are commenting on
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49ers quarterback colin kaepernick to sit out the national anthem in protest of police tactics. josh earnest says the freedom to express his opinion can be defended, the quarterback's perspective is quote questionable. donald trump called the actions terrib terrible. saying he should find a country that works better for him. long time arizona senator john mccain on the ballot a day after his 80th birthday. his candidate is trying to make age an issue. in florida, marco rubio was polling ahead of his opponent despite getting into the race late. he decided to do so after losing in the primaries for president. democratic member of congress debbie wasserman schultz quit as democratic national committee chair amid acquisitions she was
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working against sanders in his race against hillary clinton. the fbi is investigating the suspected hacking of election computer systems in illinois and arizona. personal records for 200,000 voters exposed in illinois alone. the breach not expected to effect voting. that is the hope. the attack comes on the heels of the suspected russian hack of the democratic national convention e-mail system in july. are you chomping at the bit to buy a new iphone? i need a new one. apple is hosting an event on september 7th and expected to unveil the iphone 7. here is what insiders are talking about. a new camera with a dual lens system. a thinner body. that may mean the end of the head phone jack. apple may switch the bluetooth for headphones or make users with standard e-buds use an
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adapter. we can see the new version of the apple watch and mac book pro. apple's stock is up 1.5% in 2016. slumping iphone sales have investors reevaluating the company. regulators in the eu are expected to rule this morning on charge that apple dodged taxes by making a deal with the irish government. that could force apple to pay back taxes of $20 billion. think of it this way. it is a drop in the bucket for apple. they have $231 billion on the balance sheet. >> chump change. gene wilder passed away at the age of 83 yesterday. what a life. what a career. we will look back next. i jumped at the chance to take the dna test through ancestry and my results ended up being african, european and asian. it was great because it confirmed what i
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♪ we'll begin with a spin traveling in the ♪ ♪ world of my creation what we'll see will ♪ ♪ defy explanation >> so good. the great gene wilder in one of his most memorable roles as the chocolateer. willy wonka & the chocolate factory. he died monday at the age of 83. suffering from alzheimer's disease. frequently collaborating with richard pryor, "stir crazy" was one of my favorites. it was the great comedy partnerships with mel brooks and
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leo bloom in "the producers." >> i'm hysterical. i can't stop when i get like this. i can't stop. i'm hysterical. i'm wet. i'm wet. i'm hysterical and i'm wet. i'm in pain and i'm wet. and i'm still hysterical. >> fast forward to 1974 and wilder in the role of "blazing saddles." and in the same year, collaborated with mel brooks in "young frankenstein." ♪ if you know why don't you go to where fashion sits ♪ ♪ putting on the ritz >> calling him one of the truly great talents of our time who
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blessed every film he did with his magic. >> dr. frankenstein. >> you must be igor. >> gene wilder is survived by his wife of 25 years and by comedy greatness that will live on. >> i love watching those clips. "young frankenstein" is the greatest. >> it is only when you go through all of the films you realized there were so many. >> he was unique. jackson, mississippi, hundreds of mourners gathered at the mass for sr held and sr paula. they were found stabbed to death in home last week. the suspect rodney sanders was denied bail on monday. he gave no motive. lawmakers in california approved new legislation that would close the legal loophole
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in rape cases. that loophole exposed by the sentence given of stanford student brock turner who got six months for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. the new law calls for mandatory sentences for rape convictions instead of allowing judges to use discretion. the measure is awaiting governor jerry brown's signature. severe storms leaving parts of colorado springs under water monday. fire department crews had to rescue a dozen or so people stranded in vehicles when the roads flooded. some neighborhoods also hit by hail. thankfully no serious injuries reported. and lots of tropical weather systems brewing trouble in the atlantic and pacific. meteorologist pedram javaheri has the latest. good morning. >> good morning, alison and john. watching the storms across the gulf and you take a look around western cuba and precise location where we had the convexion yesterday with the storm associated with tropical
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depression 9. the forecast has not changed. a north and east track from tampa out to panama city. the highest threat for a thursday afternoon tropical storm landfall. it could be hermine or ian. notice the rainfall is the main threat. 6 to 10 inches making landfall from thursday into friday. notice the tropical depression 8 which is sitting off the outer banks of the carolinas. it gets moved offshore. it skirts the coastline, the cold front shunts it away with rainfall skirting the coastline. warm temperatures. 90s across an expansive area. look what happens. first day of september. that is thursday. you get a taste of autumn. cool air comes in. temperatures drop off ten degrees by late week. guys. a miysterious signal from deep space. the scientists are investigating
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the signal they say is coming from the star about 95 light years away from earth. it was first discovered last year by the russian academy of scien science. researchers are just now deciding if the signal is worth further study. why not? it could prove there is some life out there. obviously you have to get to the bottom of where it is coming from and what it says or if it is an electrical field. stock that has been a sweet buy is plunging in pre-market trading. why the mood has turned sour when we get an early start on your money next.
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president obama set to discuss the fight against isis when he meets with kurdish leader erdogan on the sidelines
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of the g-20 meetings in china. the meeting coming as the u.s. tries to cool the battle between turkey and another u.s. ally. syrian kurdish troops whom the turks view as terrorists. joining us with the latest from turkey, senior correspondent nick paton walsh. nick, there is an impasse here with the goals of the fight. turkey attacking the syrian kurds and washington saying stop doing that. you have turkey saying you cannot tell us who to fight. >> reporter: yes, there will be a moment when the u.s. policy of backing the kurds has been effective on the ground, but certainly considered terrorists by turkey. that policy was going to run into the nato member turkey and animosity. turkey moving into northern syria after staying out for years to take a town jarablus
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from isis. as they use the syrian rebel proxy groups fighting alongside to move south, they clash with the syrian kurds. washington had been clear to the syrian kurds if you are advancing to the west, you have to pull back once you kicked isis out of some towns. you have to pull back across a natural boundary formed by the euphrates river. they were doing that, the pentagon, but we heard from kurdish militia in the town who say they are still there and they are not in new clashes with the turks, but fighting isis to the south and west. effectively saying we're still there. we're fighting isis. turkey, what are you doing? are you fighting isis? we know that turkey's position is they will fight both isis and the syrian kurds. they also view as terrorists with the same intent. that continues the problem for the pentagon. they are backing the syrian
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kurds and turkey. the upshot of this mess on the ground, we don't know who is where. we know people are not pulling back with the speed we hoped. it is a big distraction in the fight to kick them out of iraq and syria. >> thank you, nick. it is a mess and complicated. more than 6,000 migrants rescued off the coast of libya in the past few days. italian coast guard calls this the biggest operation in recent years. the rescue involved vessels from the groups including doctors without borders. most of the 6,000 migrants are said to be from somalia. the white house hit its goal of 10,000 syrian refugees resettling and it will continue to accept new refugees through september. one group, international rescue committee is an applauding the
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achievement. it is urging the u.s. to ramp up the resettlement goal to 140,000 refugees next year. mexico's federal police chief has been fired. this follows allegations police killed at least 22 suspected members of a drug cartel. the summary executions are believed to have taken place in the western part of the ranch last may. mexico's national human rights commission accused police of tampering with evidence. let's get an early start on your money. dow futures are higher. that follows solid gains yesterday. all three averages are one big rally away from can we say it? record highs. stocks in europe and asia posting gains. oil sitting steady at $47 a barrel. one stock is hershey's down more than 11% in pre-market trading. it surged this year after cadbury's owner offered to buy
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the company. those talks have fallen apart. there is no path forward for a deal. high level executive poaching at 30,000 feet. american airlines is now the president of united airlines. the change happening overnight. united says it created a position for him and his position is effective immediately. kirby is an airline industry veteran with a decade of leadership experience and despite the quick jump to a competitor, american says it is paying him a severance of nearly $4 million. not too shabby. the epi-pen outrage is drawing the attention of congress. the committee on reform sent a letter to the ceo of mylan asking for the surging price of the medicine. all this as she earned $19 million in total compensation last year. the lawmakers want sales data
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and manufacturing costs and subsidies and other documents over the fallout of the price hikes. mylan is offering a $300 savings card. it announced plans for a generic form of it because a competitor is moving forward with a generic next year. it is interesting to see how mylan is stepping up to the plate. >> this is a pr disaster. "early start" continues right now. new controversy for trump's campaign. robo calls from a former kkk leader in support. and a cartoon of hillary clinton in black face by a trump
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surrogate. and clinton aide huma abedin separating from her husband anthony weiner. why? a new sexting scandal. lewd photos behind this split. we will talk about what it means in the presidential campaign. comedy master gone wilder dead at age 83. we pay tribute to his incredible life. ♪ anything you want to do it want to change the world ♪ ♪ there's nothing to it >> one of the great films. one of many. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the trump campaign in a controversy. this is days before trump is set to address black voters in detroit. a surrogate for

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