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public relations mess. revenue at north american stores open at least a year fell 10.5% last month. "early start" continues right now. the president's state of the yu union address just hours away, he will appeal to com compromise, but how about l. democrats respond. plus a subpoena related to the president's inaugural committee, prosecutors are probing possible conspiracy and illegal donations from an abroad. and a deal is reached to keep troops in south korea, a major commitment ahead of the next summit with kim jung-un. and liam neeson says he once walked the streets waiting to kill someone because of their race. the big reveal and why he is telling this now. welcome to "early start." >> a pleasure to be with you. it is tuesday, february 5th, 5:00 a.m. on the east coast and big story of course tonight the
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president delivering his second official state of the union address. it will be his first in this new era of divided government. democratic house speaker nancy pelosi will sit over his shoulder after outmaneuvering him during the government shutdown. the speech comes at a critical time in his president is i with not only a divided congress, but another shutdown looming over the border wall issue. the mueller investigation, the investigation in the southern district of new york. it is a long list. that of course the focus this week in congress and elsewhere. administration officials have been previewing the president's address. the theme tonight, choosing greatness. >> this president is going to call for an end to the politics of resistance, retribution. he is calling for cooperation and comity and compromise. >> mike pence and mick mulvaney were among the officials briefing surrogates at the white house last night, they say the speech will be about 50% foreign policy, it will touch on
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infrastructure and lowering drug costs to areas where there might be some common ground with democrats. of course illegal immigration and the border wall still big issues and it may lead to another lapse of government funding late next week. on that topic, lindsey graham had this message for his colleagues. >> to every republican, if you don't stand behind this president, we're not going to stand behind you when it comes to the wall. this is the defining moment of his presidency. it is not just about a wall. it is about him being treated different than every other president. >> the white house says the president does not declare a national emergency in the latest state of the union draft. several republican senators say they are deeply skeptical mainly out of the worry that a democratic president might then use the same excuse to fund their priorities. the guest list highlights some
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of his key themes. it includes family members of a couple murdered by an undocumented immigrant, survivors of the tree of life massacre, a prison reform advocate, a man who benefited from tax cuts and a kid named joshua trump, but the white house says he has been bullied at school because of his last name. stacey abrams will deliver the response to the president's state of the union address. abrams fell short in the 2018 georgia governor's race, but energized liberal voters in the south. she will be the first african-american woman to give the democratic response. as for how she will prepare, abrams says that she will hydrate first, as a nod to marco rubio who awkwardly took sips of water during his republican response to president obama's speech. at least four house democrats will not be attending tonight's state of the union address. 14 democrats skipped the president's address last year. and happening in the
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background of the speech search not to sear certainly not to be ignored, his inaugural committee was subpoenaed demanding documents related to donors, vendors and finances. the investigation covers a long list of potential crimes, they include conspiracy against the united states, along with illegal contributions from foreign nations, and contributions in the name of another person also known as straw donors. wall street journ sal rep"w reported last year that the subpoena is being reviewed and it is their intention to cooperate. much of the fund raising was headed by former senior trump campaign official rick gates. he pleaded guilty to a variety ever fe of felonies. and the trump administration facing another possibly messy confirmation ahead of the
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president nominating act interior second david bernhardt to replace ryan zinke who resigned late last year. bernhardt is a former energy lobbyist and he is tapped to lead the department with the dual and many say contradictory missions of developing and protecting america's natural resources including oil and gas. the "washington post" has reported bernhardt lobbied for many of the businesses that he would now regulate. last year he said that he was committed to avoiding conflicts of interest. dueling narratives over that racist photo that appeared on virginia governor ralph northam's medical school yearbook page. a member of the 1984 staff tells cnn the photos were chosen by each student and submitted in a sealed envelope with the student's name on it, they were not chosen at random. governor northam claims he never saw the photo in question before he was confronted with it last week. he is resisting calls to resign and is said to be weighing his options. and now the lieutenant governor who would take his place facing
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a controversy of his own. questi we get more from ryan nobles. >> reporter: good morning. a whole lot has happened here, but not much has changed. the governor ralph northam still in office, his lieutenant governor justin fairfax still in that same position, but there is a lot of uncertainty about the future of both of these men. we know ralph northam gathered his cabinet on monday for a tentious and what was described as a solemn meeting where he essentially begged his cabinet to stick with him, to give him more time to prove that he is not the person in this racist photo that has gotten so much attention. northam saying that he wants to stay in office to clear his good name because he doesn't want to be thought of as a racist for life. all of this drama comes at the same time that a new report has emerged about the lieutenant governor justin fairfax who would take over were northam were to resign. the accusation comes from a woman who accuses the lieutenant
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governor of sexual assault while they were at the democratic convention in 2004. fairfax vehemently denies this ever took place and he called an impromptu press conference yesterday to clear his name. take a listen. >> you now have something that was 15 years ago and yet you don't have a shred of evidence. it was first posed a year ago. it went to the "washington post" and "washington post" made the decision not to run the story because it is uncorroborated and false. you just go away until you find another opportunity to get back in the media. >> reporter: there is no doubt that the new allegations complicate the situation here in richmond. there is uncertainty what the next week could bring. and for now we know ralph northam has no plans to resign and that justin fairfax is not going to back down as these accusations are leveled against him.
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boris and christine. >> ryan, thank you for that. the cost of a drug to treat a rare disease sky rockets to $375,000. and now senator bernie sanders demands to know why. he wrote a letter to the ceo of catalyst pharmaceuticals about the drug firdapse. sanders says it is an immoral exploitation of patients. patients were previously able to get it free of charge through the food and drug administration, but in november catalyst acquired the north american license for the drug and jacked up the price. rbg is back. ruth bader ginsburg spotted making her first public appearance since undergoing cancer surgery in december. ginsburg attended a performance of notorious rbg in song at the national museum of women in the arts. her daughter-in-law, a soprano, released an album of songs celebrating her life.
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and ginsberg's son james actually produced the album. the court has not said if she will attend the state of the union tonight, but it is not expected. ginsburg has skipped both of trump's previous addresses to congress. president trump met with po dinner to talk about the economy. the president of course has repeatedly criticized the fed and the fed's rate changes and the fed chief jerome powell. he called him loco, i think. crazy. powell denounced the idea that the fed was caving to political pressure saying that situation calls for patience. tonight the president is likely to take credit for the strong economy. the job market is strong, unemployment lowest in a generation, african-american unemployment at a record low. last year the economy created 2.6 million new jobs and the stock market is back above
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25,000. the president says it is the best in the history of the world, but post world war ii in the clinton year booms were bigger, still the economy is humming. the risks here, trade war with china, slowing global growth, a fed that potentially misfires on rate increases and not enough skilled workers in the u.s. to feed the job boom. wall street is also bracing for its first profit decline in three years. profits for s&p 500 companies are expected to decline nearly 1% during the first quarter. >> a lot about the economy in the state of the union. something you likely won't hear is an admission from the pentagon about isis. the terror group likely to retake territory after the u.s. pulls out of syria. so what happens to hundreds of foreign isis fighters that are detained overseas? alright, i brought in ensure max protein... to give you the protein you need with less of the sugar you don't. (straining) i'll take that. (cheers) 30 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar. ensure max protein.
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fears president trump could try to withdraw u.s. troops during his upcoming summit with kim jung-un. under the agreement south korea would pay more, nearly $1 billion per year, a $200 million increase. this is not a long term fix, it is only a one year greemts, there is an option of a within year extension. the u.s. is calling on other countries to repatriate and prosecute isis fighters detained in syria as the u.s. prepares to withdraw. last week cnn reported that number of foreign fighters held in syria topped 800 for the first time. many countries are reluctant to take fighters back. it can be difficult to prosecute suspected isis members based on evidence from the battle field. the state department says despite liberating iraq and syria, isis remains a significant terrorist threat. a new report from the pent gone's inspector general says isis will likely retake territory and claim victory after the united states withdraws.likely retake territo
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claim victory after the united states withdraws. the list backing juan guaido now tops 20. fosh ministu fofrn minuforeign ministers urg loyalty to guaido. several countries giving humanitarian aid, but questions remain whether it will be distributed to those in need or if troops loyal to nicolas maduro will hoard it for themselves. just an amazing situation down there. got to say, it didn't feel li doesn't feel like the super bowl was two days ago. it was so boring. before they board the duck boats for today's parade in boston though, tom brady and super bowl mvp julyia iaia iaian julian ed the star treatment at disney world. the "bleacher report" is next. carla is living with metastatic breast cancer, which is breast
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some alarming research shows obesity related cancers are rising fast among millennials. the american cancer society found a trend among adults 24 to 49, six cancers associated with obesity showed startling increases among younger adults and those usually show up later in life. the risk is about double the rate baby boomers had at the same age. the world health organization says obesity has reached epidemic proportions, it is estimated that more than a billion adults are overweight. this shocking revelation from liam neeson who says he once contemplated racist revenge and is expressing regret for it today. he says this happened years ago
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gh go. he didn't say when or where, but he took to the streets with a heavy stick after learning that loved one had been raped. >> i asked did she know who he was. no. what color were they? she said it was a black person. i've gone up and down areas with a cosh hoping i'd be approached by somebody. i'm ashamed to say that. and i did it for maybe a week hoping some black bastard would come out from a pub and have a go at me about something, you know, so that i could kill them. >> he says when he looks back now, he is ashamed of his horrible behavior. the 66-year-old actor says growing up around violence in northern ireland taught him that revenge ultimately does not work. he gave the interview to promote
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his new film "cold pursuit" in which he plays a father bent on revenge after death of his son. a familiar scene in boston today, patriots celebrating with a duck boat parade. >> andy scholes has more. >> and i'll be looking for that kid who keeps holding up that poster that he updates bragging about all the championships the city of best has won ovof bosto last decade. spoiled fans there. but certainly a fun day there and tom brady and julian edelman meanwhile getting their own parade yesterday at disney world. you see them there with mickey mouse. making the most of their trip. we asked edelman what was his favorite part of the day. >> i think battling brady over in the lightsaber war, we did a little lightsaber thing where i had to show him who's boss. that was pretty fun. >> patriots parade starts at
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11:00 eastern later on this morning in downtown boston. sunday's super bowl not the most exciting game and the ratings definitely reflected it. cbs announcing that about 98 million people tuned in sunday, that is the lowest ratings for the game in more than a decade. and a 5% drop from last year. one of the reasons why the ratings may have been so low, only about 26% of the new orleans market tuned in for the game. that is the lowest numb for the city since they began tracking it back in 1998. many saints fans in the city boycotting the super bowl because of the no-call that cost them a trip to the game. and this was the cover of the paper, super bowl? what super bowl? hey, now that football season is over, that means that it is almost time for on baseball. red sox equipment truck leaving on the 1500 mile trip down to florida for spring training yesterday. and on the truck, you had more than 1,000 bats, 20,000
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baseballs and 20 cases of bubble gum. pitchers and catchers report next week. in the meantime, guys, still waiting for superstars bryce harper and manny machado to sign. no word yet on when that will happen. spring training may very well get under way and those two guys still looking for a job. >> i'm in the same boat as those saint fans. i'm going to boo john berman when i see him. thanks, andy. will the president offer compromise in tonight's state of the union? allies say yes, but a new reality awaits him in the chamber. and a subpoena for the trump inaugural committee, prosecutors want documents on donors and more as they probe possible conspiracy and illegal foreign donations. of 1-2-3 medicines with trelegy. the only fda-approved 3-in-1 copd treatment. ♪ trelegy. the power of 1-2-3 ♪ trelegy 1-2-3 trelegy
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the president's state of the union address just hours away. aides say that he will appeal for compromise.
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how about democrats respond. plus a subpoena related to the president's inaugural committee, prosecutors are probing possible conspiracy and illegal donations from abroad. and a deal is reached to keep troops in south korea, a major commitment ahead of the next summit with kim jung-un. and liam neeson says he once walked the streets waiting to kill someone because of their race. a startling admission. we'll tell you more about it. welcome back to ear"early star." >> it is 30 past the hour. and tonight, president trump delivers his second official state of the union address. it will be his first in this new era of divided government. democratic house speaker nancy pelosi will sit over his shoulder after outmaneuvering him during the government shutdown. this comes at a critical point with another shutdown loochling ov looming over the border wall,
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the mueller investigation. administration officials have been previewing the president's address. the theme tonight, choosing greatness. >> this president is going to call for an end to the politics of resistance, retribution. he is calling for cooperation and comity and compromise. >> mike pence and mick mulvaney were among the officials briefing surrogates at the white house last night, they say the speech will be about 50% foreign policy, it will touch on infrastructure and lowering drug costs to areas where there might be some common ground with democrats. of course illegal immigration and the border wall still big issues and it may lead to another lapse of government funding late next week. on that topic, lindsey graham had this message for his colleagues. >> to every republican, if you don't stand behind this president, we're not going to stand behind you when it comes
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to the wall. this is the defining moment of his presidency. it is not just about a wall. it is about him being treated different than every other president. >> the white house says the president does not declare a national emergency in the latest state of the union draft. several republican senators say they are deeply skeptical mainly out of the worry that a democratic president might then use the same excuse to fund their priorities. the guest list highlights some of his key themes. it includes family members of a couple murdered by an undocumented immigrant, survivors of the tree of life massacre, a prison reform advocate, a man who benefited from tax cuts and a kid named joshua trump, the white house says he has been bullied at school because of his last name. he will be there front and center. >> kind of looks like a trump. just needs the red tie.
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and almost immediately after the state of the union, stacey abrams, a rising star in the democratic party, will deliver the response to the president's speech. abrams fell short in the 2018 georgia governor's race, but she energized liberal voters in the south. this will be the first african-american woman to give the democratic response. as for how she is going to prepare, she says she is going to hydrate first. that of course a nod to marco rubio who awkwardly took sips of water during his speech. we've all been there. at least four house democrats will not be attending tonight's state of the union, 14 democrats skipped the president's address last year. >> let's bring in tim neftali. so glad to have you here this morning. the president is so good on the fly. he is so good when he is commanding, you know, just ex-temp rain yus speaking. when he is locked into the speech, he can be more stiff. what are you expecting from him tonight and how high are the stakes for this president at
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this point? >> you are referring to teleprompter trump. teleprompter trump looks uncomfortable. what am i -- if this were a normal presidency, that is a big if, right, this would be a moment for a pivot because it is an era of divided government. the american people said in november we want compromise. that's what it means. we hear from surrogates that this will be a different kind of speech. so i'm anticipating some new higher, better themes. perhaps not so much of a discussion of attacks along the southern border. my question is what happens tomorrow. the tweets tomorrow. the undermining of the theme, the attack of the speaker. so tonight we may see a slight pivot, although this president doesn't tend to pivot. we may see some broader themes. but what really matters in this era is governing. and this administration is understaffed and the president is not that interested in meeting people as we know from his now leaked schedule.
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so is he actually going to govern, will he inmplement whatever grand themes he talks about. >> he hasn't waited long in the past to jump on twitter. the dynamics in the room fascinate me. of course first the guests that will be there, we may see a potential former trump resort employee, an undocumented worker who was fired. >> not a guest of the trump administration. >> and we will also see families of victims hurt by undocumented workers, joshua trump. which guest stands out the most to you? >> well, boris, look, i think that there are two parts of it. the first part is it would be very healthy for our country just to have a national moment which is not too controversial. you know, these states of the union are often boring. generally speaking they rarely involve soaring rhetoric. sometimes presidents uses them to set a big goal.
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lbj 1964, war on poverty. bill clinton talked the era of the government. so some are just about governing. it would be nice if these guests reflect you are natiour nation challenges facing our nation. so not one stands out. the very fact that we have guests is a good thing. i'd like to have a nice national moment. >> the other dynamic i want to watch for is not only the president having nancy pelosi over his left shoulder. >> literally over his shoulder. such a great optic. >> the 2020 contenders that are in the room, kamala harris, cory booker, elizabeth warren, they will be watched. what are you expecting from them? do you think that we'll see a representative joe wilson moment where one stands up and says liar to the president? >> right now i'm really worried about 2019. i'll worry about -- we need a government that works. so what i would like to see is some kind of effort at compromise because that is the
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only way that we'll get through the southern border issue. saying wall, wall, wall publicly, negotiating publicly, will not lead to a compromise and we need a compromise. so what i'm hoping for is a 2019 solution. the 2020 people should watch, did whatever they have to do, but right now we need a government that works. >> let's talk about the president's approval ratings. we put them together for you sort of historical. and what is interesting here, look at ronald reagan in 1983. for so many people they talk about trump's approval rating at 40%, which is i think that is up actually a little bit, but historically quite low. ronald reagan turned that around and was able to win handily re-election. what is the message here for president trump and what he needs to do before 2020? >> teleprompter trump and ronald reagan are very different people. ronald reagan was magnificent at giving speeches. ronald reagan understood actually he was very good at
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pivoting. one of the things that people don't fully remember about the reagan era is that reagan raised taxes without being held responsible for it. he changed his policy toward the soviet union without people saying he was a flip-flopper. he had that and. he had t he had the ability of bringing americans together. he had in a sense other than time a soothing effect on the american people. donald trump is always divisive, always seeking to make his base happier and everybody else angrier. if he chooses to be reaganesque, i'm not sure it would be all that believable, but if he chooses to be reaganesque, we might see his numbers go up about. if he talks about infrastructure and actually did something, he might find democrats supporting him. but so far he has approach incapable. >> thank you for choosing greatness and deciding to be with us. >> choosing "early start." nice to see you. the inaugural committee has
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been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in new york, the move escalates a wide ranging inquiry into how a record $107 million raised. a copy of the subpoena reviewed by cnn demands documents related to donors, vendors and finances. the investigation covers a long list of potential crimes including conspiracy against the u.s. along with illegal contributions from foreign nations and straw donors. >> the "wall street journal" reported last year the probe is looking at whether some donors gave money in exchange for access, a spokesman for the inaugural committee says the subpoena is being reviewed, their intention is to cooperate. it is worth noting much of the committee's fund raising was headed by rick gates who pleaded guilty to a voter of felonies and now obviously cooperating with special counsel robert mueller's office. the super bowl commercial may have been funny, but corn farmers are not laughing. and now a major beer company is trying to make amends.
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no more delays on positive train control. investigation gators say there should be no more extensions for regard operators to installing the new technology. koortd according to the ntsb, it could have saved 303 lives and prevented some 6800 injuries over the last 50 years. congress passed a law requiring operators to installing the radio and satellite based technology by the end of the year in 2015, but the rail industry has repeatedly requested and received waivers because of the expense and complications with the technology. only four of 41 rail systems made the december 31th deadline. >> and ntsb says life saving information may have been lost because of the recent government shutdown. investigators are only now
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looking into 97 transportation incidents that happened during the shutdown. in many cases wreckage has already been moved or altered and that affects the ability to learn potentially critical safety lessons. the u.s. and south korea reaching a preliminary deal to keep nearly 30,000 american troops in south korea. the move easing fears that the president could move to withdraw u.s. troops during his upcoming su summit with kim jung-un. under the government, south korea will pay nearly $1 billion a year, that is more than $200 million of what they are paying now. this is just a one year agreement with the option of a one year extension. the previous deal was for five years. the u.s. is calling on other countries to repatriate and prosecute isis fighters detained in syria as the u.s. prepares to withdraw. last year cnn reported the number of foreign fighters held in syria topped 800 for the first time. many countries reluctant to take those fighters back, it can be
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difficult to prosecute suspected isis members based on evidence from the battlefield. despite liberating isis held territory in iraq and syria, isis remain as significant terrorist threat. a new report says isis will likely retake territory and claim victory after the u.s. withdraws from syria. more nations throwing support behind juan guaido. the list now tops 20 in europe alone including britain, france, sf spain and germany. foreign ministers from 14 countries, the so-called lee ma lima group urge loyalty to guaido. humanitarian aid has been given, but there are still questions about what will happen to it once it gets to venezuela, whether it will be distributed to those in need or if troops loyal to nicolas maduro will hoard it for themselves. let's get a check on cnn business. bud light's super bowl ad not
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sitting well with corn farmers. >> we received your corn syrup by mistake. >> that is not our corn syrup. we received our shipment morning. >> you're joking. >> try the coors light castle. they also use corn syrup. >> oh, yes, the corn syrup flap. during the big game, bud light released multiple commercials touting the fact that bud light is sweetened with rice rather than corn syrup. the ad was meant to be funny, but the national corn growers association not laughing. it posted a tweet in response america's corn farmers are disappointed with you, thanks miller lite and coors light for supporting our industry. a representative for the beer giant e-mailed the association late sunday asking for a meeting with farmers and anheuser-busch confirmed that it is in contact with the corn farmers. corn growers have taken a beating afterhe tariff on
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exports. and the shutdown closed offices in charge of processing farmers relief payments meant to offset the lost revenue because of the tariffs. global markets stock markets mostly higher here. you can see where they are right now, european markets are all up. futures slightly higher ahead of the president's state of the union address. the dow gained 175 points monday, nasdaq closed up 1.2%. it was really a tech driven rally, big tech stocks all closing higher much abo. apple by the way now up four days in a row. building a base after the 39% crash last year. a big earnings in high tax states are moving south to florida. it is not the sunshine or beaches, it is the change to the salt deductions in tax reform last year. this from the "wall street journal." public officials in high tax states are growing alarmed at the trend. here is what andrew cuomo said
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yesterday. >> top 10%, 74% of all the revenue. tax the rim, tax tch, tax the r. we did. now god to bid the rich leave. >> they are leaving. that 2017 tax law limits state and local tax deductions to just $10,000, that is driving big earners to places like miami. zillow says home prices in low tax areas are rising faster than in places where the salt deduction limits are felt the most. papa john's trying to turn itself around with new board members and a big check. hedge fund star board is investing $200 million into the struggling pizza chain. jeffrey smith named chairman of the board. last year its founder john resigned after a huge that he used a way shal slur.
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>> and sales have not recovered. revenue opened at least a year fell 10.5% last month. better ingredients, better pizza, maybe a better board, a better result. we'll be right back. to truck is out there somewhere and we're going to find it. awe man. always look for the grown in idaho seal.
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the court has not said if she will attend the state of the union tonight, but it isn't expected considering she killed both previous addresses to congress. schoolteachers in oakland, california have voted to authorize a strike. 95% are on board for the walk jout out. t vote authorizes a strike after february 15th when a neutral fact finder is expected to release a report designed to bridge the impasse. pay is the main issue. the school district is proposing a three years. the union wants 12% along with smaller class sizes and more student support. hawaii is considering a bill to ban cigarette sales. it would raises cigarette buying age to 30 by next year. 40 the year after. with increases going all the way up to age 100 by 2024. the staggered rollout would give the state time to adjust to the lost tax revenue. the age limits would not apply for ecigarettes, cigars or
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chewing tobacco. tourists could still bring cigarettes with them. obesity related cancers are rising among younger americans 4 to 49. six cancers associated with obesity started showing increases among younger adults that usually show up later in life. over all the risk is about double the rate baby boomers had at the same age. on a global scale, obesity has reached epidemic proportions, estimated more than 1 billion adults are overweight. you may not know austin jones, but your kids probably do. he is a youtube star and he is facing time in prison for pressuring underage fans to send him explicit videos. he pleaded guilty to child pornography and admits that he attempted to get young girls to
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send him explicit photos an videos. attorneys for jones did not respond to a cnn request for comment. lee annuiam neeson says he contemplated racist revenge and is expressing regret for it. he says it happened years ago. he took to the streets with a heavy stick after learning a loved one had been raped. >> i asked did she know who he was. no. what color were they. she said it was a black person. i've gone up and down areas with a cosh hoping i'd be approached by somebody. i'm ashamed to say that. i did it for maybe a week hoping some black bastard would come out of a pub and have a go at me
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about something so that i could kill him. >> surprising admission. he says when he looks back in you, he is as shamgashamed of h horrible behavior. he says growing up around violence taught him that revenge does not ultimately work. he gave the interview to promote his new film in which he plays a father went on revenge after the death of his son. man the duck boats, the made raid hone parade honoring the patriots will kick off at 11:00. expected to be a beautiful day for the celebration. past parades have drawn up to 1 million spectators. julian edelman says he wants to see 2 million fans at this year's victory parade. the patriots and fans are celebrating their sixth vsuper bowl win after they beat the rams 13-3 on sunday. >> boo.
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>> i thought it was bhoring. >> the super bowl was lame. duck boats are kind of lame. halftime show was lame. >> maybe the state of the union will be more exciting. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> and i'm boris sanchez. "new day" starts right now. it will be a speech that will cover a lot of territory, but part of it will be unity. >> we can reach agreement, the problem is that the president keeps changing the goal post. >> this is the defining moment of his presidency. to every republican, if you don't stand behind this president, we're not going to stand behind you. >> there are continuing questions about where did all the money go. he may be mired in this for the rest of his first term. >> there is information out there that may be likened to a crime. >> if credible, let the investigation go forward and we'll see what it shows. >> this is "new day" with welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around
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the world. it is "new day." 6:00 in new york. alisyn is off. poppy harlow joins me. a huge day for the president with huge questions looming. tonight for the first time the president will deliver the "state of the union" address to a divided congress. for the first time, democrats control one chamber. for the first time, nancy pelosi will be sitting behind him literally watching over his shoulder as he speaks to the nation after a 35-day shutdown that cost billions and achieved nothing in his pursuit of a border wall, will he propose a shutdown in just 10 days. the theme is "choosing greatness" and told he will try to strike comity, with a t, what does that mean for a president who has so often in many people's eyes polarized the nation. >> the theme

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