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"journal," others are interested but not a total purchase. the chain has been working hard to distance itself from its controversial founder, john schnatter. he resigned as chairman in july after news he had used the "n" word on a conference call. earlier this month, papa john's said same-store sales in north america fell almost 2e10% durin the recent quarter. the management upheaval and a buyer backs out. is microsoft the new tech heavy weight? maybe. it briefly overtook apple to become the most powerful according to research data. microsoft closed up 107 points. that's about .6%. apple closed down. so there you go. they changed leadership there. microsoft's rise is fueled by its ability to avoid the disappointing earnings results and increased regulatory scrutiny that applied many of the big-tech rivals recently. "early start" continues right now.
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what does robert mueller know about trump associate roger stone? new court documents just obtained by cnn. and president trump says he has a high level of intelligence, and still his gut instincts are better than anyone else's brain. we can go forward, and we're not looking back. >> a republican win in last night's senate runoff with the balance of power in the house continuing to turn blue. plus, how a party stunned, a gender reveal, goes wrong, sparking an $8 million environmental disaster. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. not a fan of the gender-reveal party -- >> not that one -- >> in particular. glad we missed it. wednesday, november 28th, 5:00 a.m. in east. we start with the latest on the russia investigation. we have a much clearer idea what special counsel robert mueller may know about trump confident roger stone's effort to get documents from wikileaks.
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cnn has obtained draft court documents apparently written by mueller's office. they cite emails between stone and his associate, right-wing author jerome corsi, during the 2016 campaign. in them, stone pushes corsi to get in team coverage with wikileaks' founder julian assange, and corsi reports back assange has document dumps that will damage hillary clinton in the works. sara murray with more. >> reporter: good morning. jerome corsi's legal troubles could be giving a glimpse into special counsel robert mueller's potential collusion case. corsi, an associate of roger stone, shared a pile of draft documents with cnn that allegedly show stone pushing corsi to try to obtain documents from wikileaks that could be helpful to the trump campaign. this was in the summer of 2016. the documents included draft court filing that provides insight into what mueller may know about stone's efforts to obtain information from wikileaks in 2016. corsi said that summer wasn't
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the only time that stone told him to go wikileaks and try to get the goods. he claims he spoke to stone on october 7th in the hours before the now-infamous "access hollywood" tape became public. stone wanted him to try to mitigate the fallout with some help from wikileaks. >> we get to october 7 which was a very, very busy day from here in new york. and roger calls me three times. we had three -- three times we have a discussion. now my recollection is that roger is saying this is going to be dropped and assange better get going. why don't you get to assange and tell him to start? i didn't have any contact with assange. but roger going back to july and august may have, you know, may have led him on. >> reporter: stone denies corsi's version of events telling cnn "it is pure, unadulterated b.s." corsi still insists he never had
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contact with assange, and stone still says he never had any advanced knowledge of wikileaks document dumps. so far neither is facing charges. corsi said he won't sign on to a special plea agreement. counsel wants him to plead guilty to perjury but he said he never knowingly lied to investigators. as for what's next, corsi knows that the special counsel's office is none too happy that he's gone on this publicity tour. back to you guys. >> sara murray, thank you. democrats are warning president trump that even dangling a pardon for paul manafort could lead to a charge of obstruction of justice. white house press secretary sarah sanders is confident the president was not part of any complain collusion. she was asked whether a pardon for manafort still on the table. >> the president said this morning that robert mueller is ruining people's lives. is he considering a pardon for paul manafort or for others who were prosecuted or have been prosecuted -- >> i'm not aware of any
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conversations for anyone's pardon involving the process. >> rudy giuliani is not ruling anything out. he tells cnn the president has been upset for weeks about what he considers the un-american, horrible treatment of paul manafort. president trump explaining why he is so skeptical of his own administration's report on the dire consequences of climate change. he tells the "washington post" this -- one of the problems that a lot of people like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence, but we're not necessarily such believers. you look at our air and our water, and it's right now at a record clean. for the record, the yale environmental performance index ranks the u.s. 83rd in the world in air pollution, 29th in water and sanitation. the white house press secretary sarah scientists says the study is not based in fact. >> it's not data driven. we'd like to see something that is more data driven, that's
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based on modeling which is extremely lard to do -- hard to do when talking about the climate. our focus is on making sure we have the safest, cleanest air and water, the president's going to do exactly that. >> when asked about the deadly wildfires in california, the president claimed the problem could be solved by raking those california forests. the president blaming drops in the stock market and plant closings at general motors on the federal reserve. mr. trump says he is not even a little bit happy with his pick for fed chairman jerome powell. telling the "washington post," quote, so i'm doing deals and i'm not being accommodated by the fed. i'm not happy with the fed. they're making a mistake because -- here's the key -- i have a gut. my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else's brain can ever tell me. >> jerome powell will speak at the economic club today. we'll see if he avoids any confrontation -- >> no gut references forthcoming from the fed chair. >> maybe not. president trump threatening to cut all general motors subsidies after the automaker
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announced thousands of job cuts and the shuttering of five facilities in north america. the president tweeted tuesday, quote, very disappointed with general motors and their ceo, mary barra, for closing plants in ohio, michigan, and maryland. we are now looking at cutting all gm subsidies including for electric cars. a person familiar with the matter told cnn gm is unaware of significant federal subsidies it is receiving beyond a $7,5 hit-and-run plug-in tax credit. -- $7,500 plug-in tax credit. that doesn't go to gm it goes to the consumer to help you buy the electric vehicle. after the threat, gm said it remains committed to, quote, maintaining a strong manufacturing presence in the united states, pointing to more than $22 billion of investments in domestic operations since 2009. gm also said the restructuring announced monday is aimed at supporting future growth such as driverless cars and electric vehicles and long-term success. the company is hiring. they're hiring --not hiring as one analyst told me, not power train engineers anymore. it's software engineers and
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tech. that's what they're hiring. >> the ever lugolution of the a industry. cindy hyde-smith will hold off her opponent, projecting to defeat mike espy in the runoff. the election centered largely on hyde-smith's comments evoking the dark history of the state's racism and slavery. she acknowledged it was indeed a difficult campaign. >> you can get brutalized, beat up. that's part of this business. we can go forward, and we're not looking back. >> hyde-smith will now finish out the final two years of thad cochran's term. he retired earlier this year. she'll have to run again in 2020 for a full six-year senate term. mississippi's race is the last senate contest to be decided in the midterm. come january the senate balance of power will look like this -- 53 republicans, 47 democrats. giving the gop a net gain of two seats in the senate.
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>> meantime, the democratic majority in the next house continues to grow. the party picked up another seat with torres small beating republican yvette herrell, in the second congressal district. that makes a net gain of 35 seats for the democrats. can they reach 40? just one house race left to call in california's district. d.j. cox has pulled ahead of republican congressman david valadao by over 400 votes in the latest tally. cnn and news organizations called the race for valadao on election night. cnn withdraw the projection as the count tightened. at the moment the balance of power in the house looks like this -- democrats, 234 seats, republicans, 200 seats. one seat undecided. about the blue wave, call it a tidal wave really. democrats made big gains in the 2018 midterms picking up 39 seats in the house. in governor races, governor's races, democrats had a net gain of seven while republicans lost six. and in the state legislatures,
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democrats gained at least 332 seats. perspective from our favorite pollster before the election, 58% of the population had a gop governor. after the election, 47% have a gop governor. later today, democrats meet behind closed doors to decide whether nancy pelosi will be the next house speaker. by cnn's comment, 23 democrats have committed to voting against nancy pelosi or abstaining. even so she is widely expected to win the vote. a public vote on the house floor on january 3rd remains filled with uncertainty and intrigue. pelosi winning a letter to -- pelosi penning a letter to fellow democrats asking for their support writing, quote, history is in a hurry, and we need accelerate the pace of change in congress. the public has entrusted us to save our democracy. it begs the question, she says she'll be a transitional figure. transitioning to whom and when, we have no idea. >> right. are russia and ukraine on the brink of war? marshal law kicks in this morning. we'll go live to kiev next. en m,
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president trump says he's waiting for a full report on russia's most recent confrontation with ukraine. he says depending on what it says he may skip hisses scheduled meeting with -- stanley cup h may skip his scheduled meeting with vladimir putin this week. tension climbing in the region after russia seized three ukrainian navy ships in the strait on sunday. you see them ramming a ukrainian tugboat. this morning more than a dozen ukrainian sailors are still being held prisoner by russia. their confessions, maybe forced confessions, have been aired on russian television. senior international correspondent nick paton walsh joins us live from ukraine. what is the latest this morning? >> reporter: well, at this point the kremlin say they're making accommodations for the meeting despite trump saying he might
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cancel it if he learns the full details -- he said was going to be a full report that he was supposed to hear last night. we don't know what that's resulted in. we know that he's been relatively muted in terms of criticizing what he called aggression, saying he wasn't happy about it, saying he wanted it straightened out. he did use the phrase, quote, either way. suggesting perhaps he could hold either side responsible for what happened in the strait, the most brazen military-on-military confrontation we've seen so far. normally the russian military has used proxies or disguises to some degree over the last four years while it's attacked ukraine. it's led to these days of escalating rhetoric despite germany's angela merkel calling for deescalation, we've not seen that. about four hours ago, marshal law kicked into effect in ten regions. there's no obvious, palpable sign being reported of what that actually means on the ground. there's been a bit of confusion, frankly, but exactly how this is going to be implemented. it's supposed to last 30 days. even last night, the ukrainian
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president hadn't decided yet if part of marshal law was to initially ban russian citizens from entering ukraine. many are wondering about the great latitude for it to be interpreted different ways. the broader signal is how much does moscow think from the relatively calm white house reception it can get away with. >> thank you. a video released by the u.s. forest service shows a gender-reveal party that went horribly wrong, sparking a huge wildfire in southern arizona. that happened. in the video from last april, the target containing explosive tannerite is hit by a high-powered rifle, exploding in blue powder to reveal dennis dickie and his wife were having a son. the blast ignited a fire that grew to some 47,000 acres, causing $8 million worth of damage. dickie pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, ordered to
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shakeup in the playoff rankings. coy wire here this morning with the "bleacher report." hey, buddy. >> good morning, dave. you knew after number-10 ohio state put up 62 points while smashing michigan we'd see a shakeup in the rankings. michigan is out of the top four. georgia's replaguesed them. -- replaced them. what we were watching for is who would be number five, oklahoma or ohio state, well, the playoff committee chose oklahoma. that's significant because georgia, big underdogs to alabama in the sec title game this weekend. so if oklahoma avenges their only loss in the season against number 14 texas, they could be in. not guaranteed, though, if the buckeyes now at six put on a show against number 21, northwestern. >> to hoops, duke's loss in maui dropped them to third in the college hoop rankings. but zion williamson and the boys were back. to the high -- to their high-flying selves:signature slam. later theally hoop from trey jones, throwing down.
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-- the alley-oop from trey jones, throwing down. they won the match-up with indiana 90-69. a great honor for america's favorite hoops fan last night. 99-year-old loyola chicago team chaplain sister jean. made a name for herself during the miracle run to the final four last season. may have reward -- they have rewarded her with a ring to mark the occasion. look at that smile. she's loving every moment of it. i got a chance to meet her here in atlanta during the sweet 16. and i wanted to give her a ring, dave and christine. marry me, sister jean. good to see her still smiling. we don't often show norwegian table tentennis, but have to see the once in a lifetime moment. 16-year-old christopher chen tumbled to the ground on a return. watch his paddle go up, lying on his back, right there. during the smash, he somehow blocks it. the opponent seemed to be shocked. he amazingly somehow returns it and gets the point.
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what does robert mueller know about trump associate roger stone? new draft court document obtained by cnn -- documents obtained by cnn. president trump spilling his guts, he will, to the "washington post" claiming his gut instincts are better than
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anyone's brain. it's not data driven. we'd like to see something that is more data driven. >> the trump administration climate change report is dead wrong, says the trump administration. we can go forward and we're not looking back. >> a republican win in last night's senate runoff. but the balance of power in the house continues to turn blue. welcome back to "early start," everybody, i'm dave briggs. >> a deeper shade of blue by the day. i'm christine romans. it is 30 minutes past the hour. let's begin with this. we have a clearer idea this morning what special counsel robert mueller may know about the trump confidante roger stone's effort to get documents from wikileaks. cnn obtained draft court documents apparently written by mueller's office. they cite emails between stone and his associate, the right-wing author jerome corsi, during the 2016 campaign. in them, stone pushes corsi to get in touch with wikileaks'
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founder julian assange. and corsi reports back, assange has document dumps in the works that will damage hillary clinton. political correspondent sara murray has more. >> reporter: good morning. jerome corsi's legal troubles could be giving a glimpse into special counsel robert mueller's potential collusion case. corsi, an associate of roger stone, shared a pile of draft documents with cnn that allegedly show stone pushing corsi to try to obtain documents from wikileaks that could be helpful to the trump campaign. this was in the summer of 2016. the documents included draft court filing that provides insight into what mueller may know about stone's efforts to obtain information from wikileaks in 2016. corsi said that summer wasn't the only time that stone told him to go wikileaks and try to get the goods. he claims he spoke to stone on october 7th in the hours before the now-infamous "access hollywood" tape became public. stone wanted him to try to mitigate the fallout with some help from wikileaks. >> we get to october 7 which was
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a very, very busy day from here in new york. and roger calls me three times. we had three -- three times we have a discussion. now my recollection is that roger is saying this is going to be dropped and assange better get going. why don't you get to assange and tell him to start? i didn't have any contact with assange. but roger going back to july and august may have, you know, may have led him on. >> reporter: stone denies corsi's version of events telling cnn "it is pure, unadulterated b.s." corsi still insists he never had contact with assange, and stone still says he never had any advanced knowledge of wikileaks document dumps. so far neither is facing charges. corsi said he won't sign on to a special plea agreement. they want him to plead guilty to
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perjury, but he says he never knowingly lied to investigators. as for what's next, corsi knows that the special counsel's office is none too happy that he's gone on this publicity tour. back to you guys. >> thank you so much for that. democrats are warning president trump that even dangling a pardon for paul manafort could lead to a charge of obstruction of justice. white house press secretary sara sanders is confident the president was not involved in any campaign collusion. she was asked whether a pardon for manafort is on the table. >> the president said this morning that robert mueller is ruining people's lives. is he considering a pardon for paul manafort or for others who were prosecuted or have been prosecuted -- >> i'm not aware of any conversations for anyone's pardon involving this process. >> but rudy giuliani is not ruling anything out. he tells cnn the president has been upset for weeks about what he considers the un-american, horrible treatment of manafort. republican cindy hyde-smith will keep her senate seat
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holding off the democratic challenge in mississippi. cnn projects hyde-smith will defeat democrat mike espy in the senate runoff election. the race drew national attention centered largely on hyde-smith's comments evoking the state's dark history of racism and slavery. she acknowledged it was a difficult campaign. >> you can get brutalized. you can get beat up. that's kind of part of this business. we're putting it behind us. we can go forward and -- we're not looking back. >> hyde-smith will now finish out the final two years of thad cochran's term. he retired from the senate earlier this year. she'll have to run again in 2020 for a full six-year senate term. meantime, the democratic majority in the next house keeps growing. the party picked up another seat with torres small beating republican yvette herrell in new mexico's second congressional district. that makes the net gain so far of 39 seats for the democrats. >> can they reach 40? just one house race left to call. that's california's 21st
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congressional district. democrat t.j. cox has pulled ahead of republican congressman david valadao by just over 400 votes in the latest tally. cnn and other news organizations had called that race for valadao on election night, withdrew the projection as the count tightened. let's bring in digital director zach wolf live in washington. let's talk about the blue wave that's a blue tidal wave over the past weeks. interesting harry enten ran the numbers after we were talking about this late yesterday. before the election, 58% of the population had a gop governor. after the election, it was 47%. so it's not just these house numbers, right. it's not just all of the state legislatures which is true, the governorships. you know, you look at that, and that shows you just how blue that blue wave is. >> yeah. it really changed, i think, the make-up of the country's political infrastructure. you know, the thing that we always talk about is that democrats now control the house. you know, something just short
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of nine million more people vote for a democrat in this most recent midterm than for a republican. that's a huge margin, bigger than it was, you know, for hillary clinton over donald trump in the popular vote. in the -- in the 2016 election. you can sort of see this -- this, you know, huge shift here. now the question is going to be is this something that lasts, does it go through until 2020. that's kind of the next question. >> yeah, that 8.9 million vote margin larger than watergate, which is the largest ever for the house democrats. but barack obama lost 63 seats in 2010 and got re-elected. so what does it tell us for 2020 beyond the senate is turning redder and the house is turning bluer? >> i think you have to go back it herbert hoover to find a president who lost the majority and then went on to lose re-election. it doesn't happen very often. people, they have a way of -- of
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rebounding, you know, harry true man went out after losing the majority and was able to villainize the republicans. and you can bet that donald trump is going to do exactly the same thing here. now donald trump, however, is vastly different as a politician than any president before him. and he's so much more polarizing, i think, that it's going to be a lot different with him. >> a lot of the presidents turned to the senate or triangulate as clinton did. we don't see that happening by any means. >> one of the reasons why citizen donald trump is president donald trump is because of places like trumbull county, ohio, where there's a large town, where they make the chevrolet cruze. the flip in the county -- 29 points, rarely votes for a democrat. and flipped by 29 points to trump for a republican. he won in mccomb, washington, the warren, michigan, plant. same story. huge flip from the democrats to president trump. and they're losing their jobs. those people there are losing
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their jobs after the president said you vote for me, i promise you, not going to happen. are his empty promises going to hurt him, or is he going to find a way to cast the blame on gm or on the fed chief or find a boogieman for this? >> but see democrats in the midterms rebuild a little bit of the rust belt with wins in governors races, in michigan and some other places. so that's really important, i think, for them. you know, can they get back pennsylvania and michigan? these places that were so disaffected with democrats. part of the -- formererly part of the blue wall that essentially handed trump the presidency. and if there are a lot more plant closures, i think that will be something that, you know, really worries president trump. and i think that's probably also why he has gone so, so hard against gm for cutting those plants. >> he said he was going to fix nafta. he fixed nafta, took the credit. the victory lap for fixing nafta, and still having five plants shut down in north
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america. >> want to circle back to the top story. a lot of developments in the russia investigation including "new york times" reporting that paul manafort's lawyers have been briefing the trump team. now we know that plea deal is off the table. trump on and on and on tweet being in yesterday. but in part he said heroes will come of this. and it won't be mueller and his terrible gang of angry democrats. does this appear to you like a pardon is coming to paul manafort? >> well, you know, for paul manafort to sort of get messed up with the plea deal doesn't make it seem like he's working with mueller. so the other interesting thing is there's some reporting in "the new york times" and also to cnn a little bit that it's possible that mueller has been back channeling essentially with the president's team. if they're in cahoots, that would certainly seem to suggest that there could be a pardon coming down the pike. and in that clip you ran of sarah sanders, she certainly didn't rule it out.
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and you know, i think that's kind of what everybody expects at this point is a mueller pardon. >> and if that happens, real quickly, do you think senate republicans would be on board with that? >> i -- there's nothing they could do about it. they're sort of in bed with trump at this point. there might be a hue and cry, but they're probably not going do anything against him unless the public sentiment was so yerchling that they had absolutely no other choice. >> trump famously said he could prove somebody on 5th avenue and it wouldn't matter. so far that's true. >> thank you. president trump explaining why he's so skeptical of his own administration's report on climate change. he tells us the "washington post," one of the problems a lot of people like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence, but we're not necessarily such believers. you look at our air and our water, and it's right now at a record clean. for the record, the environmental performance index
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ranks the u.s. 83rd in the world in air pollution, 29th in water and sanitation. sara sanders, by the way, insists the climate change study produced by more than 300 scientists and experts is not based in fact. >> it's not data driven. we'd like to see something that is more data driven, based on modeling which is extremely hard to do when you're talking about the climate. again, our focus is on making sure we have the safest, cleanest air and water. the president's going to do exactly that. >> when asked about the deadly wildfires in california, the president once again claimed the problem could be solved by continuing to rake the forests. the president blaming recent drops in the stock market and plant closures at general motors on the federal reserve. the president says he's not even a little bit happy with his pick for fed chairman, jerome powell. he tells the "washington post," "so i'm doing deals, and i'm not being accommodated by the fed. i'm not happy with the fed. they're making a mistake because
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like magic. at comcast, it's my job to develop, apps and tools that simplify your experience. my name is mike, i'm in product development at comcast. we're working to make things simple, easy and awesome. the white house does not want gina haspel to testify at the classified briefing on the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. secretary of state mike pompeo
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and defense secretary james mattis will be at the closed door briefing. >> senate aides say haspel may be able to shed light on the contents of an audio recording of jamal khashoggi's killing at the saudi consulate in istanbul. aides say the west wing is keeping haspel under wraps for fear she might share details that don't match up with the white house response to jamal khashoggi's murder. the white house denies claims it is preventing her from testifying. ahead of the hearing, the "wall street journal" published a remarkable op-ed by mosecretaryf state mike pompeo saying it would degrade ties and do nothing to push riyadh in a better direction at home. to the latest on the southern border. we're learning the main shelter housing certainly american migrants in tijuana is now at least three times above capacity. housing almost 6,000 people. cnn crews visiting the makeshift shelter finding squalid conditions. cnn's leyla santiago in tijuana with the latest.
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>> reporter: dave and christine, this makeshift shelter, these tents, state officials here say already three times, at least three times over capacity. more than 5,000 central american migrants are now calling this the home of the caravan. and resources are now becoming a concern. not only for the mayor of tijuana and state officials but for the migrants themselves. they tell me that food has become an issue, many are saying that there is not enough of it, and the food that is available will take hours and hours in line to get. and then let me walk you through here. this is -- these are the bathrooms. i want to point out what you may be able to hear which is a helicopter flying over. that is sort of one of the things they see a lot of here. this has become part of the environment here. constantly hearing the helicopters that are flying over.
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these are u.s. helicopters. let me get back to what i was showing you earlier. this is a problem. the cleanliness. these are the bathrooms they have, and you can see water spilling out from the showers that are available, as well as the porta johns themselves. not only is cleanliness and food is an issue, many migrants are sick because of the journey. many have blistered feet, as well as cold symptoms. their bodies are just sort of aching as they wait here to be able to seek asylum in the united states despite what happened over the weekend with a clash with u.s. officials on the other side of the border. again, let me make this clear -- that right there, what you see just past that fence, is the united states of america. that is where these migrants want to go. u.s. officials are now saying it
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could be at least six weeks before they even begin to process the asylum claims of the caravan. dave, christine? >> all right. let's check on cnn "business." global markets higher as investors look ahead to the summit in china. the nikkei and shanghai up 1%. european markets opened mix here. the dax in germany higher. ftse in london down. the paris up just a bit. paris adding to a small gain from tuesday. but today the main event is the fed chief's speech at the economic club of new york. the president bashing him, blaming him for plant closures from gm and a lot of other things. the dow closed 109 points higher on tuesday. the s&p 500 up just a little. the nasdaq basic flat here. i'm calling that nothing. general motors down 2.6% after the president threatened to cut electric subsidies. a buyer backs out and papa john's stock tanks.
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triant management funds no longer interested in bidding for papa john's. according to the "journal," other are considering taking a stake in the company wi-- compa but not a total purchase. it's been working hard to distance itself from the controversial founder john schnatterment schnatterment -- schnatter. he resigned after word came that he used the "n" word during a conference call. the numbers fell by 10% in the latest quarter. is microsoft the new tech heavyweight? maybe. microsoft briefly overtook apple to become the most valuable company on tuesday. microsoft closed up 107 points. apple closed down 174 putting microsoft on top. the rise is fueled by its ability to avoid all these disappointing earnings results and increased regulatory scrutiny that had plagued many of the big-tech rivals recently. an arizona man wanted his party to be a real blast. he got that and much more. >> it's a boy and an $8 million
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he'll be paying restitution for the next 20 years. >> so much for the college fund. it's planning to clean up the wildfire. it's a boy -- no, it's a wildfire. the creator of the megahit nickelodeon series spongebob squarepants has died. ♪ oh who lives in a pineapple under the sea ♪ >> stephen hillenburg was 57, suffered from lou gehrig's disease. he combined his love of drawing and marine biology to create the emmy-winning series. hillenburg also wrote, directed, and produced two animated features. more recently, spongebob became a broadway musical. think table tennis isn't exciting? think again. check out 15-year-old norwegian player christopher chen. fell to the ground trying to return it -- by the seat of his expan pants, pulled off what some are calling the block of the decade. he lost the point when his opponent returned the miracle shot. the youngster, though, still the
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talk of the internet. like all newbees, the latest members of congress are getting made of including the late-night shows. >> the new members of congress have started end in fellow lawmakers. it can be -- starting meeting fellow lawmakers. it can be hard. so here's north carolina congressman david ice, i have 60,000 unread emails because i do not know how to use the e-mail. [ applause ] next here, south dakota congressman dusty johnson. his ice breaker is, i only got elected with the name dusty johnson because my opponent's name was harry dangler. new york congressman eliot engel. his ice breaker is if you like my giant mustache it did its job of distracting you from my tiny eyebrows. next, utah congressman john curtis. nice to meet you, my precious!
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[ laughter ] >> all right. >> that's not nice. >> welcome to washington, everyone, and welcome to late-night comedy. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. "new day" starts right now. these two men and saying are these guys the key to a collusion question? >> roger says i want you to help me figure out like i didn't know these were podesta's e-mails. >> and then sharing information with other people who are under investigation. >> the only thing he could hope for is a pardon. >> this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. good morning, everyone. welcome to our

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