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indoctrination is that he's been told that the cuban people are his wider family and have embraced him. i think it's all sort of fit together and he's come out the other side. >> tim golden, thank you. beautiful shot. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> elian airs tomorrow night at 10:00 eastern. that's it for us tonight. thank you so much for watching. it is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us. >> dr. jekyll and mr. trump. less than 24 hours after an angry rant in arizona, back on prompter, on message. is there any chance he'll stay there? if the president wants to heal wounds, he could start with his senate majority leader. the discord with mitch mcconnell is threatening to derail the republican agendas. can they get on the same page or
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in the same room? maybe start with a telephone call, just a telephone call. maybe just a sandwich for lunch. >> i like that idea. little sandwich. >> sandwiches. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> no beers for president trump. he's not a drinker. i'm dave briggs. i'm not $700 million richer unfortunately, but somebody is. we'll tell you who. thursday, august 24th, 4:00 a.m. in the east. 11:00 a.m. in moscow and jerusalem. we start with president trump affecting a new and drastic shift in tone after a divisive rally tuesday. the president issued a call for national unity. less than 24 hours later at the american legion convention in reno, nevada. >> the president sticking closely to prepared script in his teleprompter, choosing not to attack republican foes in nevada after he slammed two gop senators -- john mccain and jeff flake -- during his arizona earlier rally. today the president is back at the white house with no public events scheduled. jason carroll has more from
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reno. >> reporter: the president is back in washington, d.c., and he's left a lot of that fiery rhetoric and that awkward defense, inaccurate defense, of his response to charlottesville back in phoenix. here in reno, the talk was all about unifying the country as he addressed the american legion convention. the president was scripted. he read from prepared remarks. he was tied to the prompter. and certainly a number of people wanted to see him focused just on the script of the day. many of the veterans that we spoke to basically telling us that they thought the speech was well delivered. some of them calling it measured and focused. here's a listen to part of what the president had to say -- >> it is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us. we are one people with one home and one great flag. we are not defined by the color of our skin, the figure on our
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paycheck, or the party of our politics. we are defined by our shared humanity. >> reporter: there have been many critics of the president who say what they were constantly seeing is one step forward, two steps back. step forward when the president delivers his speech like we saw in reno. two steps back when he delivers a speech like what was seen in phoenix. there are also some of those in the administration who recognize that that speech in phoenix was not meant for the press, it was not meant for his critics. it was meant for his base. >> jason carroll in reno. thank you. still no plans for a face-to-face meeting between president trump and senate republican leader mitch mcconnell, but a white house official says aides are working to get the two together. perhaps for a diet coke, possibly as soon as congress returns from recess after labor day. in the meantime, there aren't any phone calls set, though the official says it's possible they might talk. bitter tension has been growing between trump and
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mcconnell, including a heated phone call that shouted into an expletive-laden shouting match we're told. both issuing statements trying to smooth over the rift talking about tax reform and infrastructure. one reporter says the president's attacks on senators flake, mccain, and mcconnell are not helpful and had the effect of rallying republican senators behind the majority leader. house speaker paul ryan warning the president not to shut down the government in order to force congress to fund a border wall with mexico. the president threatened to do just that during his speech in phoenix on tuesday. speaker ryan rejecting the notion outright. >> i don't think a government shutdown is necessary. i don't think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included. i don't think it's in our interests to do so while we work on doing what we actually said we would do, what we've done already in the house and need to do was to control our borders. i don't think we had to choose between the two. >> ryan argues the house has
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already passed funding for border security. but the divide in senate needs more time to act. the debt ceiling deadline is almost here. aren't you excited? new analysis out today will show exactly when the government runs out of money and what payments could be missed as a result. to avoid that, lawmakers must raise or suspend the country's debt limit, ensuring the u.s. can pay its bills in full and on time, avoiding a government shutdown. treasury secretary mnuchin has used special accounting tricks to stay under the limit since march. he says those measures will tap out september 29th. others estimate the treasury has until mid-october. either way, will washington raise the creeling in time? the president -- ceiling in time? the president is complicating the issue with the threat if the u.s. doesn't fund his border wall. >> we have to close down our government, we're building that wall. >> threatening a shutdown contradicts what majority leader mitch mcconnell insists earlier, that there's zero chance of
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congress not raising the debt limit which would be big consequences if it didn't. u.s. credit could be downgraded. federal employs and contractors wouldn't get paid. world markets could tank. it's never a good ideas to be messing around with the full faith and credit of the united states government. we've been here before. the brinksmanship has been not good for -- really not for anyone. i think it's going to be an interesting month. there's a lot of work to be done in washington when they come. there's a lot of work to be done including how we're going to fund the government. and that all is one big -- one big, murky soup right now -- >> forget tax reform. you've got basic fundamental deals to handle right now. the white house expected to send guidance to the pentagon in coming days on president trump's transgender military service ban. that is according to the "wall street journal," citing u.s. officials familiar with the matter. the memo reportedly directs the military to stop admitting transgender people for current
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transgender troops. the pentagon is to consider a service member's ability to deploy when deciding whether to expel them. the memo says the pentagon should stop paying for troops' transgender-related medical payment. >> unclear now whether the memo has been finalized. officials tell the "wall street journal" the guidance would give defense secretary mattis two months to put it into effect. the president surprised the pentagon with a spring of tweets. he fired off a string of tweets, "reinstating the transgender ban without a place for implementation, without consulting the rest of the government. cnn has reached out to the defense department and white house for comment. cal berkeley energy professor stepping down from his post as a science envoy for the state department wednesday. he embedded a not-so-subtle message to the president in his resignation letter. take a look. professor daniel camen spelled out the word "impeach" with the
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first letter of even paragraph. >> camen who married a nigerian woman accused the president of enabling racism and sexism. the professor tells cnn he is also frustrated with the president's environmental policies, as well as his decision to pull out of the paris climate agreement. >> if you're going to resign, do it with a little flair. >> flair. >> good effort. next, two cnn exclusives on the russian investigation. an e-mail from a trump campaign aide suggests efforts to meet with vladimir putin. and the former russian ambassador to the u.s. facing tough questions from cnn back home. >> when you met donald trump, the president, were you surprised when he disclosed secret information to you about syria?
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now to a cnn exclusive. new information suggesting a previously unreported attempt to arrange a meeting between trump campaign officials and russian leader vladimir putin.
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it stems from an e-mail from campaign aide rick dearborn. now the president's deputy chief of staff. it dates back to the summer of 2016. >> around the time of that now-infamous meeting between top trump campaign aides and russians with kremlin ties. we get more this morning from cnn reporting from washington. >> reporter: good morning, christine and dave. congressional investigators have unearthed a new e-mail from a top trump aide that referenced an effort not reported before, an effort to arrange this meeting between trump officials and the russian president vladimir putin. now the aide is rick dearborn. we are told that he sent a brief e-mail to campaign officials last year, relaying information about an individual who was seeking to connect top trump officials with putin. now the person that dearborn, now the president's deputy chief of staff, that person who was identified in dearborn's e-mail was only identified as being
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from "w. . have -- "w.v.," clearly from west. it's not clear what they wanted, whether or not dearborn acted on the request. he would not comment, the white house refused to comment. one source said that the individual, w.v., had political connections in west virginia. the source said dearborn appeared skeptical of the meeting. this appears to intelligence experts to fit a pattern of russians trying to find entry points into the trump campaign. a big question going forward of how the dearborn e-mail fits the question, expected to be called to capitol hill to testify. >> thanks for that. rick dearborn's name has not been mentioned previously as part of the russia investigation. he served as chief of staff for then high senator jeff sessions. investigators have questions about his potential involvement in two meetings. they took place between sessions and the former russian secretary
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of state. cnn spoke to kislyak in a rare interview. fred, bring us up to speed. >> reporter: it was our senior correspondent matthew chance who tracked kislyak down, a 12-hour train ride. our hats off to him. there were interesting comments when matthew asked whether that had been contact between himself and members of the trump campaign and later the trump administration and whether there had been efforts to try and set up secret meetings. here's what he had to say -- >> did he discuss opening secret channels with the kremlin, with jared kushner, for instance? >> i've said many times we do not discuss our discussions with americans. >> reporter: fair enough. when you met donald trump, the president, were you surprised when he disclosed secret
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information to but syria? >> i'm not sure i heard anything that would be secret. it was a good meeting, and we were discussing things that were important to your country and to mine. >> reporter: he also said that he doesn't believe that relations between russia and the united states will improve any time soon. he vehemently denied ever being what people call a spy master for russia in the united states." certainly interesting to track him down, see what he has to say. christine? >> great work from matthew chance, a dogged reporter, of course, as are you. kislyak has said again and again he's not a spy master. again and again, intelligence officials in the united states have -- have suggested otherwise. i get everyone can agree to disagree to that one. fred pleitgen, thank you very much. >> not many take full credit for being a spy master, for context there. the armed services committee will investigate two deadly
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collisions at a hearing after the "uss john s. mccain" collided with a merchant ship in singapore monday leaving ten people missing and feared dead. in june, seven people were killed when the "uss fitzgerald" and cargo ship collided off the coast of japan. >> cnn can confirm the identities of five of the ten missing sailors from the "uss john s. mccain." the seventh fleet says its search is expanding as they search for more remains. a shame. >> yeah. those ten families deserve some answers, indeed. this would be a good day to call old friends in watertown, massachusetts. why? because someone there is $759 million richer before taxes. i'm sure romans is going to tell me how much taxes are taken out when we come back.
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jared kushner, president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is in israel today leading the u.s. effort to revive long-stalled middle east peace talks. kushner set to meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas. monday he met with the president of egypt as a new sore spot in u.s./cairo issues emerge. warren lieberman with more. good morning. a hiccup as far as the meetings on wednesday. >> reporter: there could have been very awkward moments there. this after the u.s. just got $100 million in aid from the egyptians. it would have been fascinating to be in the meeting. it wasn't the aide that was the center of the meeting.
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it was the u.s. attempt to revive peace talks. that's why jared kushner and his delegation made a tour of gulf leaders. a smart move if you're going for a regional peace initiative and trying to get all the players on board. now that kushner is here and ready to meet benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas, he faces a different set of challenges that will make his job very difficult. netanyahu, under criminal investigations, in response has shifted sharply to the right to shore up his own support amongst his own base. netanyahu has attacked previously israeli/palestinian accords and basically left himself little flexibility to make concessions to the palestinians. that will make progress on the israeli side very difficult. on the palestinian side, the palestinians are waiting for the trump administration to commit openly to a two-state solution which is the international consensus on the future of the region. the state of israel and the state of palestine. there's been no clear guidance from the trump administration on what their vision is and what they're working toward. meanwhile, abbas faces his own
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internal fighting that makes it difficult for him to make concessions. what can we expect here? the fact kushner's here makes it clear that trump is interested in making progress. he has the time and moves, but is kushner willing to make a big enough statement and commit the trump administration to a vision to make progress here? dave? >> should be a fascinating day there. reporting live, thank you, sir. the white supremacist who organized the charlottesville rally earlier this month has turned himself in to university of virginia police. chris cantwell facing arrest warrants on two counts of illegal use of teargas and one count of malicious bodily injury. he's being held, awaiting transport to charlottesville. meanwhile, monuments of robert e. lee and stonewall jackson have been covered up in charlottesville. a official tells us the tarps will remain on the statues until further notice. it's safe to go back into the water at a cape cod beach this morning after a
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paddleboarder had a close call with a shark. look at this photo. tooth marks clearly visible on the paddle board. cleveland bigelow was not seriously hurt. he recalls the sudden bump he felt when the five to six-foot shark hit and eventually bit his paddle board. the close encounter with what scientists think is a great white shark happened about 30 feet from the shore at marconi beach in wellfleet, massachusetts. the beach was closed to swimmers for a few hours as part of its standard shark-sighting protocol. ba-dum. >> there's something here about your odds of being eaten by a shark and your odds of winning the lottery, right? somebody did -- somebody did beat the 292 million today win the powerball jackpot. massachusetts lottery officials say a ticket sold at the handy variety store in watertown is the lone winner of the $758.7 million powerball jackpot.
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let me say that again -- $758 million. that's the largest lottery prize with a single winner ever in north america. the winning numbers, by the way, 6-7-16-23-26, and powerball 4. >> you didn't play, though? >> maybe you should -- i never play. i think it is such a waste of money. i understand it's as operational, i get it. people who -- it's about $20 a year. if you put it into a 529, savings. look, you probably won't win. you should use the money for something else. you're more likely to give birth to quadruplets, be killed by an asteroid strike, or be struck by lightning while you're drowning. >> i would rather pay the -- >> you give me the $5, and i'll talk about the yacht you're not getting. >> you can invest it. president trump dials down the rhetoric and pushes a
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it is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a nutrient unity based onn values that unite us. >> the same president trump less than 24 hours after an angry rant in arizona, back on prompter and on message. is there any chance he will stay there? if the president wants to heal wounds, he might start with his senate majority leader. the discord with mitch mcconnell threatening to derail the republican agenda. can they get on the same page or in the same room? congress still on recess for another week and a half. welcome back to "early start," everybody. i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. 31 minutes past the hour this thursday morning. president trump effecting a new
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and drastic shift in tone after a rally tuesday that many say invited conflict, was divisive. the president issued a call for national unity less than 24 hours later at the american legion bridge convention in reno. >> the president sticking closely to the prepared script in the teleprompter, choosing not to attack republican foes in nevada after slamming two senators, john mccain and jeff flake, during his arizona rally. today the president is back at the white house with no public events scheduled. our jason carroll has more from reno. >> reporter: the president is back in washington, d.c., and has left a lot of the fiery fiery trek and inaccurate defense of his response to charlottesville in phoenix. here in reno, the talk was all about unifying the country as he addressed the emergency convention. the president was scripted. he read from prepared remarks. he was tied to the prompter. and certainly a number of people
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wanted to see him focused just on the script of the day. many of the veterans we spoke to basically telling us they thought the speech was well delivered. some calling it measured and focused. here's a listen to part of what the president had to say. >> it is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us. we are one people with one home and one great flag. we are not defined by the color of our skin, the figure on our paycheck, or the party of our politics. we are defined by our shared humanity. >> reporter: many critics of the president say what they are constantly seeing is one step forward, two steps back. step forward when the president delivers his speech like we saw in reno. two steps back when he delivers a speech like what was seen in phoenix. some in the administration
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recognize that the speech in phoenix was not meant for the press, it was not meant for his critics. it was meant for his base. >> jason in reno. thanks. still no plans for a face-to-face meeting between president trump and senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. a white house official says aides are working to get the two together, possibly as soon as congress returns from the recess after labor day. in the meantime, there aren't any phone calls set, though the official says it's possible they'll talk. >> bitter tension has been growing between trump and mcconnell including a heated phone call thatspired into a shouting -- that spiralled into a shouting match. both issuing statements trying to smooth over the rift with talk of a shared agenda including tax reform and infrastructure. one republican senator tells cnn the president's attacks on senators flake, mccain, and mcconnell are "not helpful" and have had the effect of rallying republican senators behind the majority leader. the white house is expected to send guidance to the pentagon in
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coming days on president trump's transgender military service ban. that is according to the "wall street journal," citing u.s. officials familiar with the matter. the memo reportedly directs the military to stop admitting transgender people for current transgender troops. the pentagon is supposed to consider a service member's ability to deploy when deciding whether to expel them. the memo says the pentagon should stop paying for troops' transgender-related medical treatment. >> it is unclear now whether the memo has been finalized. officials tell the "wall street journal" the guidance would give defense secretary james mattis six months to put the new rules into effect. the president surprised the pentagon late last month firing off a string of tweets reinstating the transgender ban without a plan in place for implementation. cnn has reached out to the defend depends and white house for comment. a cal berkeley energy professor stepping down from his post as a science envoy for the state department on wednesday.
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and he embedded a not-so-subtle message to the president in his resignation letter. take a look. professor daniel caiman spelled out the word "impeach" with the first letter of each paragraph. >> he's married to a nigerian woman and criticizes the president for his response to the charlottesville tragedy, accusing him of enabling racism and sexism. the professor tells cnn he's frustrated with the president's environmental policies, as well as his decision to pull out of the paris climate agreement. new home sales hitting a seven-month low as prices rise. the latest sign of a tight housing market. new home sales fell sharply in july, down 9.4%. this should be sales down 9.4% on the screen. prices, prices jumped, $313,000 the price of a median home. it continues the overall trend of high prices and low sales. new home construction also fell in july, more evidence that inventory is in short supply.
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the economy is strong. americans want to buy homes including many first-time buyers. they're being priced out for two reasons. many people are renovating existing homes instead of moving into larger homes. that takes starter homes off the market. construction costs are high. so new homes are being built at higher price points, limiting who can afford them. up next, two cnn exclusives on the russia investigation. an e-mail from a trump campaign aide suggests efforts to meet with vladimir putin and the former russian ambassador to the u.s. faces tough questions from cnn back home. >> when you met donald trump, the president, were you surprised when he disclosed secret information to you about syria? off to ancestry. my ancestry dna results are that i am 26% nigerian. i am just trying to learn as much as i can about my culture. i put the gele on my head and i looked into the mirror and i was trying not to cry.
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arrange a meeting between trump campaign officials and russian leader vladimir putin stems from an e-mail from campaign aide rick dearborn, now the president's deputy chief of staff. it dates back to the summer of 2016 around the time of the now-infamous meeting between top train campaign aides and russians with crekremlin ties. more from washington. >> reporter: good morning. congressional investigators have unearthed a new e-mail from a top trump aide that referenced an effort not reported before, an effort to arrange this meeting between trump officials and the russian president, vladimir putin. now the aide is rick dearborn. we are told that he sent a brief e-mail to campaign officials last year relaying information about an individual who was seeking to connect top trump officials with putin. the person that dearborn, now the president's deputy chief of staff, that person identified in dearborn's e-mail was only as
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identified as being from "w.v.," which one source told us clear reference to the state of west virginia. it's unclear what they wanted, whether or not dearborn acted on the request. dearborn would not respond to the request for comment. the white house refused to comment. one source did say that the individual, w.v., had political connections in west virginia. the source said dearborn in the e-mail appeared skeptical of the meeting. this appears to intelligence experts to fit a pattern of russians trying to find entry points into the trump campaign. that's a big question going forward. we'll have the dearborn e-mail, how it fits the pattern, expected to be called up to capitol hill to testify. >> thank you, sir. rick dearborn's name has not been mentioned previously as part of the russia investigation. he served as chief of staff for then-senator jeff sessions, and investigators have questions about his potential involvement in two meetings that took place between sessions and sergei kislyak, former russian ambassador to the united states.
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cnn exclusively spoke with kislyak in a rare interview on wednesday. fred pleitgen live from moscow with the latest. it was a fascinating back and forth between matthew chance and sergei kis le-- kislyak. contentious at times but interesting. good morning to you. >> reporter: yeah, very, very interesting. took place about 11 hours outside of moscow where sergei kislyak is running to join the local federation council, basically the russian version of the senate for that area. matthew chance tracked him down. kislyak said -- claims there were no efforts that trying to establish back channels between the kremlin and trump campaign, also claims he doesn't remember whether he heard any secret information the oval office meeting that he and russian foreign minister lavrov attended. matthew asked him about the allegations that he was a russian spy master in d.c. here's what kislyak had to say
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to that -- >> reporter: what about the allegation that you're a spy master, a spy recruiter -- >> nonsense. nonsense. >> reporter: did you attempt to recruit any members of the trump administration? >> you should be ashamed because cnn is the company that keeps pointing to this allegation. it's nonsense. >> reporter: as you see, not much love for our network there on the part of sergei kislyak. some other interesting things that he also said pertained to u.s./russia relations. he doesn't believe those will improve any time soon. he says the russians did nothing wrong. he blames the sanctions regime for those relations. certainly it was very interesting to get this man's perspective who, of course, is so important to the whole investigation into possible collusion between the trump campaign and russia. >> it's not just cnn asking questions. it's the house. it's the senate, and it's a special counsel. fred pleitgen live for us. thank you. the house armed services
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committee will investigate two recent deadly collisions involving the navy's seventh fleet at a hearing on september 7th. the review comes after the "uss john s. mccain" collided with a merchant ship near singapore on monday. ten people missing and feared dead. in june, seven people were killed when the "uss fitzgerald" and a cargo ship collided off the coast of japan. cnn can confirm the identities of five of ten missing sailors from the "john mccain." the seventh fleet says the search is expanding as they search for more remains. >> our thoughts and families with their families for their sacrifice. 46 minutes past the hour. there's a winner. someone snagged the winning $759 powerball ticket. you told you weren't going to win, dave briggs. >> still here. >> you have to work another day. live-stream your favorite sport
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jared kushner, president trump's son-in-law and sr. adviser, is in israel leading the u.s. effort to revive long-stalled middle east peace talks. kushner set to meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas. monday he met with the president of egypt as a new sore spot in u.s./cairo relations emerged. oren liebermann is live in jerusalem. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. administration just cut $100 million from its aid to egypt. that wasn't what the meeting was all about. kushner and the administration are here to re-establish a frapwork for a israeli/palestinian peace process. from that perspective it's smart to get a regional backing for a
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peace initiative here. now that kushner's in jerusalem set to meet with benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas, he faces a completely different set of challenges. netanyahu who is under criminal investigation, and in response to the investigations has shifted sharply to the right to shore up his own voter base, attacking previous accords and leaving little flexibility with the palestinians. trump and the white house have yet to commit to a two-state solution. the consensus on what it should be, a state of israel and state of palestinian. officials not sure what the trump administration is moving towards if not a two-state solution. the palestinians see little reason to be involved in the process. the fact that kushner is here is evidence that trump feels it's important. he brings high-powered players
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from the administration. this needs to be more ba substantive than statements on trying to make progress for there to be a real initiative. >> oren liebermann with that complicated tapestry there. thank you very much. a new arrest by dutch authorities. a 22-year-old was arrested in his house in the southern part of the netherlands. asked if the terror threat was connected to the attacks last week in spain, dutch police said not directly, but the investigation is ongoing. rotterdam police say the driver of a van found carrying gas cylinders near the concert venue had no connection to the threat. officials say he was driving erratically, under the influence of alcohol. the white supremacist who organized the charlottesville rally earlier this month has turned himself in to university of virginia police. chris cantwell facing arrest warrants on two counts of illegal use of teargas and one
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count of malicious bodily injury in connection with the august 11th march. he is being held, awaiting transport to charlottesville. meantime, monuments of robert e. lee and stonewall jackson, have been covered up in charlottesville. a city official tells cnn the tarps will remain on the statues until further notice. looks like someone, someone beat those long one in 292 million odds to win the powerball lottery jackpot. massachusetts lottery officials say a ticket sold at the handy variety store in watertown is the lone winner of a $758.7 -- $758 million lottery powerball jackpot. this is the largest lottery prize with a single winner ever in north america. the winning numbers -- 6-7-16-23-26, and powerball 4. your chances of win, you have a better chance of being struck by lightning while drowning than winning -- >> don't be a party popper. >> i am a lottery party pooper.
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take $20 a week and put it in savings, investments, 529 for your kid's college. >> i'm still playing every time. it was a whoa, whoa turned oh no. rich hill throws the nine hitter -- no hitter nine inning, but game of the 10th, this happened -- >> the drive to left. >> come on, baby -- >> toward the wall -- >> come on, baby! >> and -- the jolly roger, no hitter, gone! josh harrison homers, 1-0, in a classic. >> aw! heartbreaking end to an almost perfect game by rich hill. first time in major league history that a pitcher has lost a no-hitter by giving up a walk-off home run. congrats to the pirates. just a tough, tough loss for rich hill who deserves the no-hitter. tropical storm harvey taking aim at the texas coast, expected to bring dangerous flooding.
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meteorologist pedram javaheri with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. big story developing in the weather center -- three, two. good morning, dave and christine. big story developing here in the weather center. tropical storm harvey has now just formed across the gulf of mexico. this storm system has everything it takes to develop into a menacing disturbance across the region. in fact, some ten million people underneath a tropical storm watch, about two million people underneath a hurricane watch, as well. so you know the national hurricane center taking this seriously. all indications are we will have a first hurricane of 2017 approaching the united states. and of course, the storm soom -- coming in sometime friday into saturday morning. when you look at the model depiction, we think with the high pressure centered across the southwest, also a high pressure off the central area, this may stall across south and central texas. you put this together, could easily see seven to ten inches, some areas potentially up to 20 inches of rainfall when you look
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at the next five days. certainly a big story developing across parts of texas that have been very drought stricken. way too much to handle. a story to follow as we go into the weekend and early next week. guys? >> all right. you've got a sneak peek of how we really work around here -- three, two, one. >> go. let's check on cnn "money stream." global stocks are higher today brushing off worries of wall street. the dow fell nearly 90 points after the president threatened to shut down the government it they don't fund the border wall. the day after the best session in months. there were rumors that tax reform was moving along. tax reform, yay one day, the next day, shutting down the government for the border wall. wall street doesn't like it. big banks think the rally may be over. analysts from, you know, hsbc, citigroup, morgan stanley, all see evidence the bull market end is near, including a breakdown in the traditional relationship between stocks and bonds and investors ignoring economic data. after a series of terror attacks scared visitors away
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last year, tourists returning to paris. the city is on track for its strongest tourism year in a decade. hotel stays jumping 10% in the first half of 2017. france has been in an official state of emergency since the november, 2015, attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 130 people. since then, paris has worked hard to counter the tourist slump, including reducing attraction wait times and bruce issing discount passes. i -- and introducing discount passes. i love france and paris. i'm glad to see the numbers turning around. the government is giving the amazon/whole foods merger a green light. it may change the way americans shop for food. the ftc approved amazon's $13 million takeover bid saying it will not hurt competition. amazon is a disrupter. with 465 physical whole foods stores, the merger gives amazon a piece of the $700 billion market that could allow customers to buy on line and pick them up. the company is already experimenting with a click and
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collect system. cool, huh? >> is it likely to change how we buy our groceries? >> i think how we buy our groceries is changing no matter what. and amazon buying whole foods wants to be in there shaping how it happens. >> it's a little scary how they've taken over our buying habits. >> all about convenience. >> no question about that. "early start" continues right now. it is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us. >> the same president trump less than 24 hours after an angry rant in arizona, back on prompter and on message. is there any chance he'll stay there? if the president wants to heal wounds, he might start with his senate majority leader. discord with mitch mcconnell threatened to derail the republican agenda. can they get on the same page or
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in the same room? still about ten days left in the congressional recess. time to talk. good morning, welcome to "early start," i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is thursday, august 24th, 5:00 a.m. in the east, noon in moscow and jerusalem. president trump effecting a new and drastic shift in tone after a rally tuesday that many say incited conflict. the president issued a call for national unity less than 24 hours later at the american legion bridge convention in reno -- american legion convention in reno. >> it is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us. we are one people with one home and one great flag. we are not defined by the color of our skin, the figure on our paycheck, or the party of our politics. we are defined by our shared humani.

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