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this morning chilling new clues in a las vegas investigation. authorities are still trying to determine a motive behind the massacre. president trump's ominous warning as well. >> maybe it's the calm before the storm. calm before the storm. >> cryptic message comes as the trump administration prepares to desert fi the iran nuclear deal. reality show continues. >> good morning everyone. christi
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christi christine romans. he left no manifesto, no evidence of his motive. investigators are now discovering disturbing clues behind the shooting in las vegas. the shooter tried to buy tracer ammunition at an arizona gun show in recent weeks. >> tracer like those you see here are completely legal. they have a coating or charge that burns brightly when fired, and could have allowed fun man to target his deadly fire much more accurately. officials say the shooter bought other ammo at the gun show but could not obtain these and there are new details about the note left in the gunman's room at the mandalay bay. sheriff lombardo telling the nrk times the note contained numbers analyzed for their elements. >> it appears he was not just
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targeting people. a large fuel tank in the near by mccarran international airport was hit by two bullets. one round hit the tank but there's almost zero that is -- new information that may shed light. in august, someone named stephen paddock reserved a room. that american nevperson never cd it's not clear whether it was the same man. also new evidence of the moments following the attack. good smar tan jumped into action. >> video may be disturbing. >> where's the guy with the double shots? get him to the opt now.
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anybody else? >> get in the truck. get in the truck. >> get behind the pole. >> get in the truck. >> not right this second. hang on a second. what's that? >> this is important. okay? got a driver for this thing? >> that's me. >> an unexpect twist in the madle over gun violence. the national rifle association saying it's in favor of tighter regulation of bump stocking and other devices that. it calls for an outright ban on these devices. the gun rights group says in a
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statement quote, the nra believe the that devices to allow semiautomatic fiefls to function like fully automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations. >> they call for the atf to review rapid fire devices. it doesn't mention congress. president trump is also signaling he is willing to look into the matter. willen to how speaker paul ryan. >> the point is we all have to get more educated as to what these are. how they became available in the first place. was it a regulatory misstep by atf some number of years ago? h and we all know and believe that fully auto weapons are illegal. and so is this a big gap that needs to be close, and if so, how to close it. >> a congressman is planning to introduce legislation. i can tell you there has been a
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run on bump stocks. cnn reporting that most of these dealers can't keep them in stock. there's a run on them because the assumption is that they will be restricted or banned in some way, so as we often see after a mass shooting, there is a mass rush to buy. >> even though you talk to most gun shop owners, they say it's some gimmicky sill y we vice we ha no interest in. >> walk under the circumstances through who has the responsibility for regulating these so called gun stocks. is it the atf? is it congress? who has the responsibility here? >> it's a complex technical -- we always took the position that we enforce the laws congress enacts. i disagree with speaker ryan's claim that they're illino are i.
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in in situation he's not authorized to have a fully automatic of any kind. >> those would have to be made prior to 1986 as well in h addition to being allowed to own them. here's what kellyanne conway told chris about who is to blame here. >> we are hearing from so many legislators and so many individuals in this country, they never even heard of a bump stock before. and so, i did know and it's in the "new york times" today that it was president obama's atf, the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms in 2010 that decided not to regulate this device. >> they decided not to regulate the device. your response? >> i'm not aware that did or did not happen. what i can tell you is that there are any number of devices like this that are on the market
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that some people who are gun enthusiasts know about. this is not something that was widely known. now, all of a sudden, after this tragedy people are running out to buy them because there's a fear there may be some increased regulations, either by the atf or by congress through legislation. >> to me, dave was talking to a bunch of gun shop owners saying it's a gimmick, kind of make youtube videos, but essentially this device allowed this man to outgun hundreds of law enforcement people. he had more fire power than they did, didn't he? >> very true, but keep in mind, what the suspect had was method, motive, means and intent. whether he did it with this device or four semiauto rifles or combination of rifles and pistols, it doesn't change the intent he had.
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>> those certainly would have saved lives had the bump stock not been available but there are many other devices that can automate a semiautomatic weapon. that's why the other legislation may be more important. the carlos ca bell low legislation i believe just covers the bump stock. what about the other reporting he may have targeted these other festivals? >> it el ttells me his intent w more broad reaching than we initially thought. investigators are going to determine where he's been and stayed and where he purchased guns, what gun shows he might have went to. we might find he may have been targeting any number of locations over the past year or two. that's going to take time to ascertain. >> we don't have a manifesto. there's some interesting strange note covered with numbers they found in his hotel suite.
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we don't know what that means. it's almost as if this guy had a second life secret life and we don't have a motive here yet. he was clearly gunned up. he was armed to the teeth. as a former atf, how concerned are you, one individual can cause so much damage? >> listen. when i go back to my experience in law enforcement. i've been in people's homes who have hundreds of guns. we keep talking about ammunition. 1600 rounds of ammunition is not a lot of ammo for a gun that fires fully automatic. it's just one of those things people have a lot of guns. >> all right. well, and that's not going to change any time soon. >> all right. thank you. talk to you in about 30 minutes. all 58 victims who died in h the massacre have now been identified. much of the focus has been on the gunman and his motive, it is
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important to remember and to honor the innocent lives lost. 40-year-old ros see yo guillen rocha was a long time disney employee and super mom. she just gave birth to her fourth child last month. her fiance chris by her side when see died. >> pa treech that mess tas was a retired store manager. covered country music. >> 31 mother of three kerri lin gal vin always managed to get her kids to the appointments. she took her children to disneyland every month just like her own father did for her. >> teresa nicole kimura was with six of her friends when the bullets rained down. they all survived.
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of she did not. bret sh wan beck loved taking his kids dirt biking. he was at the concert with his fiance. >> 24-year-old austin mier of marina california celebrating a birthday with his girlfriend. he recently moved to reno to study. his sister says he was ambitious, is that right and a joy to be around. >> 31-year-old carrie parsons on a girl's trip. she just got engage and andrea castil castilla's boyfriend was planning to propose to her after the festival. the huntington beach, california girl celebrating her birthday. killed while trying to protect
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her younger sister. president trump planning to desert de -- president warns of a calm before the storm. >> what. >> you'll find out.
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president trump plans to deset fi the ir nuclear deal. congress will have 60 days to figure out a way forward. according to one official the current deal would remain in place with efforts being made to strengthen inspections. >> discuss the president's plans. he hinted he's not so sold on this de certification is the right way to proceed. also learned secretary of state rex tillerson is working behind the scenes with congress to head
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off a possible international crisis as the october 15 certification deadline for the iran nuclear deal looms. >> netwoamerica didn't sign thi alone. >> it's not in the united states best interest to desert fi. >> listen to what the president told reporters right before leaving the room for dinner. >> you know what this represents? maybe it's the calm before the storm. >> what's the storm? >> calm before the storm. >> what storm, mr. president? >> you'll find out. >> trying to look at the faces of the military folks to see if they thought that was a joke. we asked the white house to respond for comment or clarification. they have not responded to our request. le earlier, the president raised eyebrows telling top military
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officials he expected them to provide, quote, a broad range of military options at a much fast erpace. the calm before the storm you're about to find out. the president, when he's in entertainer mode often says things like this. it might be the president teasing to the next episode. but a lot of folks said it's not presidential. so many conflicts brewing, to be hinting about something big coming is not presidential. >> you're saying words should matter. >> words should matter. >> they don't. >> but the president uses them no curious entertaining ways. cnn has learned investigators for special council robert mueller met with the former british spy behind the notorious dossier on alleged russian efforts to impede the trump campaign in the election. we get more from evan perez. >>reporter: good morning, david
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and christine. investigators working with special council robert mueller meet with steele. he put together a series of memos detailing. at the special council is now working to determine whether any of the series of contacts between trump campaign associates and suspected russian operatives broke u.s. law. we don't know what information he may have provided by we do know he has previously provided the fbi with information to try to verify some of the sources he used to put together the dossier. we're also learning late last year top officials discussed including parts of this steele dossier in the official intelligence document on russian meddling. the sources tell us the intelligence community didn't want to include it because they didn't want to explain what parts of the dossier they had been able to corroborate and also concerned about revealing sources they had used to do so.
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the while president trump has called it a hoax, his unle intelligence agencies have a different view. >> yes. very interesting. >> tropical storm nate has killed 20 people in central america. it's expected to intensify and heading toward the gulf coast. we have the latest track. next. witness katy perry.
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>> good morning. unfortunately, i wish i had better news. tropical storm nate has shown signs of organization and strength. current sustained winds, just moving off the shore of hon did your ras. -- tropical storm force winds, heavy rain, potential for flooding cozumel into cancun. after that set on the golf coast gaits. that why the national hurricane center has hoisted hurricane watches towards the border ever mississippi and alabama with tropical storm watches for much of the florida pan handle. we also have storm surge watches across much of louisiana. this includes new orleans and the additional rainfall that is expected across this region
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could bring localized flooding. as we look toward the gulf coast states with the potential category 1 making landfall that looks to be best chances saturday and late into sunday. >> investigators in las vegas looking into disturbing new details. we want -- tracer bullets. more details next. hi, i'm the internet! you know what's difficult? adulting... tj! get a job! hi, guys. i'm back. time to slay!
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this morning chilling new clues in the las vegas investigation as authorities are still trying to determine a motive behind the massacre. >> president trump's ominous confusing warning. >> maybe it's the calm before the storm. >> what's the storm? is. >> could be, um, calm before the storm. >> the crip ic message comes as the trump administration prepares to desert fi the iran nuclear deal. >> when the president says may
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be, could be, it's almost like a tease to the next episode to a reality show, but a lot of folks saying all those military brains behind him, what was he suggesting. >> it was a hint of sarcasm. >> he likes to enter tape. welcome back to "early start.." >> it is 31 minutes past the hour. he left no manifest co, no evidence of his motive but investigator are now discovering disturbing clues behind the shooting. one law enforcement official telling cnn this chilling detail, that the shooter tried to buy tracer ammunition at an arizona gun show. >> let's look what they look like. they're completely legal. they have a coating or charge that burns brightly when fired. it could have allowed the gunman to target his fire accurately. they say he bought other ammo but could not obtain tracer
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rounds. there are new details with the note. the note contained numbers that are now being analyzed for the relevance. it was not a manifesto or suicide note. it was numbers. >> now fearing the gunman was not just targeting people. a large fuel tank in nearby mccarran international airport was hit by two bullets. one round penetrated the tank but officials say there's quote almost zero likelihood a bullet could trigger a fire or explosion in jet fuel which is not highly flammable. >> in august, someone named stephen paddock reserved a room in chicago's black stone hotel. that person never checked in and was not immediately clear with whether it was the same man who killed 58 and injured hundreds.
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the he reserved a room under the name stephen paddock. there's new video as good samaritans jumped in. we want to warn you the video might be disturbing. >> where's the guy with the double shots? anybody else? >> get in the truck. get in the truck. get behind the pole. >> not right this second. hang on a second. what's that? >> this is important. okay? got a driver for thisening? that's me. >> people came in cars, cabs,
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police vehicles, just remarkable. unexpected twist now in the battle over gun violence. the national rifle' association announcing it is in favor of tighter regulation of those bump fire stocks and these other devices that allow semiautomatic weapons to simulate fully automatic weapons fire. the nra statement comes out amid calls for an outright ban on these devices. the gun rights group says the nra believes that it should be subject to additional regulations. >> the nra statement calls for the federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives to review rapid fire devices, it does not mention congress. president trump signaling he's willing to look into the matter. listen to house speaker paul ryan. >> the point is we all have to get more educated as to what these are, how they became available in the first place.
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was it a regulatory misstep by atf some number of years ago, and we all know and believe that fully auto weapons are illegal and so this a big gap that need tsz to be closed and if so, how to close it. >> various members of congress watching youtube to figure out what these are. legislation will be introduced next thursday. let's bring in former at executive via skype this morning to talk about who owns the responsibility of this. the because the nra made it seem as though it is on the atf and here's what kellyanne conway said to chris cuomo on "new day" yesterday. >> we are hearing from so many legislators and individuals in this country and you read it publicly too.
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they never heard of a bump stock before. so, i did know and it's in the "new york times" today that it was president obama's atf in 2010 that decided not to regulate this device. >> okay. the matthew, did the achltd tf denied not to regulate these things or is it up to congress? it not clear. >> it's a complex cycle, as you know. the atf enforces the laws that congress enacts and the a -- this always comes up whenever an incident like this happens. but it's very clear, the bump stock is not a firearm, and atf does regulate firearms. that language is very clear. >> so when you look, there's a 2010 letter that say said it petitioned the atf to approve this as a way to help people with disabilities simulate an automatic weapon without having to hold it a certain way.
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this is to help people with disabilities who couldn't use a semiautomatic in the right way. does that wash with you? >> well, it doesn't wash with me personally, but i know that unfortunately atf is put in the position to have to evaluate things like this quite often. conversion kits that convert firearm the from semiautomatic to fully. and we can only evaluate things as relates to what they are. the they're not a irm fu. then we don't regulate them. >> if there's legislation that bans, makes these illegal, would it solve the problem or would much more about required to stop the problem? >> it will sol that problem for this specific device but it doesn't solve the broad problem of criminals, method, motive. >> sorry to interrupt. let me make clear. are there many more device that
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is can automate a semiautomatic weapon? >> there are many other process the out there that people are aware. that can automate semiautomatic weapons, yes. >> let me ask you this new detail about the tracer rounds that the gun man at a gun show in a southwest tried to buy tracer rounds. how does that change i guess your idea of the grandy os itty of this particular shooter what he was trying to do? >> does t. doesn't. we may find the fact that he tried to buy other types of am nation and other gun shows around the country. one thing we know now is that his activities transcended geography time. >> still no sense of a motive as to why stephen paddock did this. but what does it tell you that there may have been a reservation or him with the same
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name over looking the lollapalooza festival as well. >> you're probably going to find out as time goes on he stayed in any number of hotels and evaluatedny number of venues. >> we know there's a note in the room with numbers. really they have not cracked the motive part of this. and all the attention now has been on the explosives in his car, potential explosives in his car, the fact that a couple of bullets hit a jet fuel repository next to mccarran. it is all the things we saw in that room. you make a very good point that it is legal to have all these guns. it was completely legal. >> absolutely right. through my time with the atf i've been in people's home i see hundreds of firearms. to some it may sound odd. others it's normal course of business. >> unbelievable he didn't break a law until firing those
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weapons. thanks for joining us. >> so of all 58 victims who died have now been identified. much of the focus had been on the gunman and motives. we wanted to remember and honor the innocent lives. 40-year-old racio. just gave birth to her fourth child last month. her fiance was by her side when she died. >> patricia mestas was looking forward to spending time with grandchildren. the 67-year-old california native was a retired store manager who loved traveling. 31 mother of three kerri lin galvan managed to get her kids to appointments. she took her children to disneyland every month just like her own father did for her. >> teresa nicole kimura was with
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six friends when the bullets rained down. they survived. she did not. brett schwanbeck from arizona loved tabbing his sons hunting and dirt biking. he was at the concert with his fiance. his kids say there was no one more fun to be around. >> 24-year-old austin meyer. his sister says he was ambitious, smart and a joy to be around. 31-year-old kerry parsons, friends say she just got enhe gauged during a recent trip to hawaii. andr andrea cas castilla -- president
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trump trying to desert fi the iran nuclear deal. this as the president warns of a calm before the storm. >> what storm, mr. president? >> you'll find out.
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president trump plans to decertify the iran nuclear deal negligence week. according to two senior u.s. officials. once the president announces the move congress would have 60 days to figure out a way forward. according to one official the current deal would remain in place with efforts being made to strengthen nuclear inspections. >> also h.r. mcmaster invited a group to discuss the president's plan. he hinted he is not sold that this is the way to proceed. cnn has also learned secretary
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of state rex tillerson is working behind the scene with congress to head of a possible international congress. >> ominous comment from president trump during a photo op with military leaders and spouses at the white house. listen to the president. those reporters right before leaving the room for dinner. >> you know what this represents? maybe it's the calm before the storm. >> what's the storm. >> could be the calm before the storm. >> what storm, mr. president? >> you'll find out. >> the white house is not responding to cnn's request for a comment or clarification. le earlier he raised eyebrows telling the officials he expected them to provide a broad range of military options at a vast pace. >> white house press secretary sara sanders saying it would be
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beneath tillerson to directly rebut the allegations, while the president insists there is nothing to the report. it served to escalate his on going one-sided war with the news media. more from cnn's ryan noble atth white house. >> reporter: good morning. after a day of back and forth between president trump and secretary of state rex tiller n tillerson, the president used thursday to go after the media accusing reporters are making the tension between he and the sec of state out to be more than what it actually is. the this comes after an nbc news report said that tillerson called the president a moron after a meeting at the pentagon. the president saying that did not happen, and tillerson himself saying he never intended to resign. as a result, on thursday morning, the president tweeted this was another example of the media getting the story wrong. he said the senate intelligence committee should investigate news organizations and
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reporters, and hold them accountable. at the press briefing on thursday, white house press secretary sara sanders de fend the the president's comments. >> i think the president has a great frustration with the fact that a lot ofimes you have inaccurate information that's being presented as factual. a lot of times you have opinions that are being presented as news and they're not. i think that is a real concern amend something that should be looked at. >> meanwhile senate intelligence committee burr told manu raju they have no plan of investigating news organizations but it is up to them to be held accountable for the reporting. he said much of the reporter surrounding the investigation into russian has been very loose at best. le however, burr said that accountability should come from the public, not necessarily the government. dave and christine? >> thank you. harvey weinstein planning to
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sue the "new york times" over what he calls calfaulty reporti. detailing decades of sexual harassment claims. identify accusers including actress ashley judd. in a statement he apologized for his behavior saying he plans to take a leave of absence from the weinstein company and that he's committed to changing his ways. >> at least two democrats said they're going to give back donations from him. he's a well known democratic donor. >> rnc spokesman said what? >> he is calling for democrats to give back donations from weinstein, which there are decades of. >> of course. all right. 50 minutes past the hour. recent hurricanes will have a huge hit on the u.s. jobs report. how much? economists are not sure. i think no one has a clue what
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this jobs number is going to be because those hurricanes were just so powerful. and probably suppressed hiring in such a dramatic way. in less than four hours the labor department releases the jobs report. cnn money survey predicts 90,000 jobs added. that is well below the current average. the forecast ranged between losing 50,000 to gaining 200,000. a huge swing in h expectation. lots of uncertainty because of harvey and irma. 11 million people work in the areas hit by the storm and analysts are having a tough time. it should be short lived. some economists think the temporary job loss will bump the unemployment rate up to 4.5%. mostly it could remain at 4.4%. wage growth should remain at about 2.5%. one note here. hurricane maria will not affect this report.
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the national numbers don't include puerto rico or the u.s. virgin islands. >> also relatively. small. when you're talking about houston. >> that's going to be at 8:30. i'm telling you right now. anybody who tells you it's going to be x. you don't know. my prediction is unpredictable. >> can elon musk fix the broken power grid.
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happening today, vice president mike pence travels to the u.s. virgin islands and puerto rico to be briefed. he's set to take an area tour.
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9% have electricity. 54% have running water. we're also told more than 8,000 people are staying in shelters. meantime composer and 22 of his friends releasing a song to raise money for hurricane relief. senator bob menendez refusing to say whether he'll rye zien if convicted. during a break from his trial in newark. he says he expects to be acquitted. if he is found guilty, democrats could be in a bind. if he steps down, republican governor chris christie gets to choose his replacement. >> let's check on cnn money stream. global stockmarkets mixed as wall streets winning streak enduring for the fourth day in a he ro.
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all hitting record highs. that's the sixth day for the s and p 5 hup alone. six record highs in a row has not happened since 1997. stocks current record run is fuelled by hope for tax reform and unit president is celebrating tweeting with the all time highs, about the low jobless rate. manufacturing enthusiasm at the highest level in decades. the september jobs report is out later this morning. the we expect the big hurricanes have sub pressed hiring. there's a lot of chatter on twitter. all of these great things happening and no change in economic policy. netflix will rise $1 and $2. the extra cash will help netflix pay for programming. they plan to spend $15.7 million
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on content. goad enage of content. can elon musk fix puerto rico's power grid? he thinks so. the tweeting that the tesla team had done this for smaller islands so it can be done for puerto rico. decision is up to puerto rican officials. they didn't take long to respond. the governor says this could be a flag ship project. they've used solar grids before but on a much smaller scale. puerto rico had 3.4 million residents. it is in the path of hurricanes. you'd have to make solar infrastructure. >> out of -- 95% of the island still without power. >> i meant hurricanes. it is friday. dave is my translator. >> that's frightening.
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all right. "early start" continues. right now the latest in the las vegas investigation. this morning chilling new clues in the las vegas investigation as authorities are still trying to determine some kind of motive behind this massacre. >> president trump's ominous warning. >> maybe it's the calm before the storm. >> what's the storm? >> could be the calm before the storm. >> that crip typtic message. he's standing there talking about the calm before the storm surrounded by military leaders. it's the venue here that is so important. welcome to "early start." >> forgetenirightening tease. the investigation. he left no manifest coor evidence of h

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