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text listen5 to 500500 today. ♪ you don't know what you don't know. you don't catch what you don't catch. >> the white house's effort to defend the president's emergency declaration to build a border wall and efforts to block the move. >> he said i never get searched when i go into the white house. i can easily wear a recording device. they wouldn't know it was there. >> plus the former number two at the fbi putting new context why he says rod rosenstein offer the president. american aid has arrived at
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the venezuelan border. now begins the struggle to get it to people who need it. the president will address the crisis today. and did an actor stage an attack he claimed was orchestrated by trump supporters? police sources in chicago say they believe he did. welcome to a special president's day edition of early start. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. let's begin with the white house. the white house going all out in defense of president trump's national emergency declaration. it is the opening roar of what's sure to be a prolonged battle over border funding. hundreds of protests nationwide. they're aimed at stopping what's called trump's dangerous power grab. >> working with at least six other states in a lawsuit to try and stop the declaration. they say it's going to be filed
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imminently. white house aide and immigration hawk steven miller insisted the "american ninja warrior usa versus the world" is real. chris wallace pushed back with government statistics that show otherwise. this was his response. >> that's like saying you apprehend the contraband there because that's where you have the people, that's where you have the screeners. i assure you if we had people across every single inch and mile across the southern border you'd have more drugs interdicted in those areas. >> mueller also seemed to struggle on a presitant for funding that congress seemed to deny. >> can you name one case that a president has asked congress for money, congress has refused the president has invoked national
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powers to get the money anyway? congress asked for money for milita military construction, congress said no -- >> the meaning of the statute is clear on its own terms. congress has appropriated money for construction of border barriers consistently. this is part of a national security -- >> but they've never done this under a national emergency -- >> we've used national emergency to promote democracy in -- >> the money to be syphoned for building a wall is the defense department. patrick shanahan said he will be looking for military projects that could be delayed or canceled to free up funds. now all eyes are on the president's republican allies in congress. many spoke out against the
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emergency declaration before the president signed it. now they'll have to turn around and it defend it from a bipartisan effort to stop it. former fbi chief andrew mccabe says trump's own words led the fbi to launch counter intelligence and obstruction probes into the president. the bureau's former acting director telling "60 minutes" fbi officials took note of the derogatory way the president had been speaking about the russia probe. he said they viewed that as quote as a way to undermine the investigation. >> including james comey to drop the fbi investigation into flynn. the president linking the comey firing to the russia probe and the president meeting in the oval office with russian officials telling them it relieved great pressure to fire comey. >> mccabe told cbs rosenstein was absolutely onboard to launching investigations into the president. mccabe also had claims
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rosenstein offered to wear a wire into the white house. listen to this. >> we talked about why the president had insisted on firing the director and whether or not he was thinking about the russia investigation and did that impact his decision. and in the context of that conversation the deputy attorney general offered to wear a wire into the white house. he said, i never get searched when i going into the white house, i can easily wear a recording device. they wouldn't know it was there. now, he was not joking. he was absolutely serious, and in fact he brought it up in the next meeting we had. >> as cnn has already reported rosen at the scene denies that he pursued any recording and a source that was in the room for the conversation says that rosenstein was being arcastic. there's also this. lindsey graham says his panel is going to investigate mccabe's claim that rosenstein raised the possibility of ousting the president through the 25th
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amendment. a senator from south carolina calls the statement, quote, beyond stunning. the trump administration is looking for a new ambassador to the united nations. heather nauert pulling her name from nomination. nauert employed a nanny who was in the u.s. legally but was not legally allowed to work. the nanny was not paying taxes and nauert decided not to move forward. the backpack taxes were paid but nauert ultimately agreed it was best to withdraw. anthony wiener has been released from federal prison. he will serve out his time in a halfway house in brooken. wiener was sentenced back in 2017 to 21 months for sixing with a minor. he served about 16 months in prison before his transfer. his sentence already included time reduced for good behavior. he's going to be subject to three years of supervisored
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release and he's also going to have to register as a sex offender. the alleged hate crime attack against jussie smollett is looking more like a hoax. chicago police believe the actor paid two men to orchestrate the assault. smollett's attorneys deny that claim, but two brothers arrested last week were released two days later with police citing new evidence in the case. here's brian young in chicago. >> according to a source familiar with the investigation we now know detectives have obtained and are examining the cellphones of two brothers they believe smollett paid to orchestrate the attack. the two men are also cooperating now fully with law enforcement. and smollett's attorneys wrote in part, as avic of a height crime who has cooperated with the police investigation jussie smollett is angered and dev straighted by the recent reports that the perpetrator are individuals he is familiar with. he has now been further victimized by claims attributed
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to these alleged perpetrators that state jussie played a role in his own attack. nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying. as a group of detectives continue to work the case, chicago police did confirm to us that information received from the brothers has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation. adding they have reached out to the actor's attorney to request a follow-up interview. they would not comment if they consider the actor a victim at this point. >> claims that jussie smollett may have orchestrated the attack has democratic presidential hopefuls facing questions. many appeared to respond -- remember what cory booker said last week on the senate floor? >> less than two weeks ago an actor or activist was brutally attacked in chicago. two men yelling racial homophobic epithets.
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>> on sunday, though, booker didn't have much to say about it. >> i'm following this on the news as you are and we'll see what happens. we do have another programming note on the 2020 democratic race, amy klobuchar is going to field questions tonight from new hampshire voters and moderator don lemon in a cnn presidential tune hall tonight 10:00 eastern only on cnn. all right, nine minutes past the hour. hundreds of people attending vigils this weekend in aurora, illinois. five people gunned down including an intern on his first day. supporters from nearby towns held a prayer service sunday outside the manufacturer company where that shooting took place, then they carried crosses for the victims to the police department. they say he bought a pistol to
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his termination on friday. after learning he'd been fired he opened fire on coworkers. she was killed by police. is he following in the steps of colin kaepernick, an 11-year-old in florida calls the pledge of allegiance racist and has a fight with his teachers and now he's facing charges. details ahead. power to change us make us better parents, better leaders, better people. and there's no better place to listen than audible. with audible you get a credit good for any audiobook and exclusive fitness and wellness programs. and now, you'll also get two audible originals: titles exclusively produced for audible. automatically roll your credits over to the next month if you don't use them, and if you don't like a book just swap it for free. enjoy 100% ad free listening in the car, on your phone or any connected device. and when you switch a device pick up right where you left off. with our commitment free guarantee,
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all right, amazon making record profits but did not pay any federal income tax the past two years. instead amazon received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal tax credits in to17 and 2018. how is that possible even though amazon the third most valuable company in the world and earned a record $10 billion last year, it has piled up billions of dollars in losses over its two decade history and the tax code allows money losing companies to reduce their future taxable income. it now has swung between profit
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and loss since 2003367 it's most recent annual loss was $241 million back in 2014. while amazon's total earnings have exceeded its losses some of its earnings came from sales outside the u.s. on which it paid lower or no u.s. taxes. and last year amazon benefitted from an accelerated tax credit for equipment purchases, which was part of the corporate tax reform bill passed at the end of 2017. amazon declined to comment on its federal tax payments. a florida sixth grader is facing misdemeanor charges, and it all started after the 11-year-old refused to recite the pledge of allegiance. he told his teacher he did not want to stand for the pledge because he thinks the flag and the national anthem are racist against black people. school officials say the situation escalated with the student yelling at the dean and a resource officer who came into the classroom. >> according to the aft the student accused them of being racist and refused to leave the
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room. here's the child's mother. >> i want the charges dropped and the school to be held accountable, any officer for how it happened because it shouldn't have been handled the way it was handled. i feel like they should have handled it differently. >> lakeland police making it clear the stunlt was not arrested for refusing to recite the pledge of allegiance. that was based on the 11-year-old's choice to disrupt the classroom. work-release inmates in florida putting their skill set to use after a couple accidently locked their baby inside the suv. they couldn't afford to hire a locksmith and were about to break the driver side window. before they did that the inmates and officers supervising them came to the rescue. you never know when those skills are going to come in handy. the baby was fine.
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afterwards the sheriff joked people can break into vehicles only when a deputy is around and we give permission. chaos ruled the daytona 500 nascar season opening and biggest event. the race was marred by a series of late wrecks including a big one that took out 21 cars and caused a delay to cleanup the track. the final stage forced the race into overtime. it was eventually won by denny hamlin. sunday's chaos resulted in the fewest number of cars finishing the daytona 500 since 1985. team lebron for a second straight year. lebron's squad beating 178-164 in charlotte. kevin durant was named all-star mvp. very little defense, but perhaps
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none more spectacular than this bounce paz from steph curry to the team captain that stole the show. president trump admits he has discovered collusion. he has found collusion and the guilty party is the cast of "snl." it all started saturday night when the show opened with alex baldwin as the president predicting how his national emergency declaration will turn out. >> i'm basically taking military money. i'm going to sign these papers for an emergency and then i'll immediately be sued and it'll not go in my favor, yooi'll end up in the supreme court, and then i'll call my buddy kavanaugh, and then i'll say it's time to repay the donny, and they'll say new phone, who dis. and then the new report will be released, i'll plead insanity and do a few months of a puzzle in a factory, and my few months
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of playing president will finally be over. >> he tweeted nothing funny about tired "saturday night live." very unfair and should be looked into. this is the real collusion. baldwin firing back with this. trump whines, the parade moves on, #resign already. >> what does he mean by retribution. a bit more serious topic. more than 1,000 isis fighters with $200 million in cash even if the group is defeated in syria, significant resources have poured into western iraq. more on that next. [cell phone rings] where are you? well the squirrels are back in the attic. mom? your dad won't call an exterminator... can i call you back, mom? he says it's personal this time... if you're a mom, you call at the worst time. it's what you do.
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in just a few hours president trump speaks at florida international university about the ongoing turmoil in venezuela. the u.s. has made it clear it recognizes juan guaido as interim president as pressure intensifies on embattled president nicolas maduro. the border town is feeling the strain. people are in desperate need of medical care and more. >> on saturday a waefbl of u.s. aid arrived at the border but maduro resisted the international help. republican senator marco rubio visited the venezuelan border sunday. he said the supplies would get in with or without maduro's approval. >> if the aid is going to get through, and i think ultimately the question is whether it gets through in a way he's cooperative with or in a way he's not. but there's no way you're going to stand ultimately in the way of the people whose children are starving to death, whose
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families are dying in hospitals of preventable diseases and they don't have the medicine for it. >> reporter: u.s. officials say this humanitarian aid is coming at the most critical time, a time when children in venezuela are starving, children who don't have to. hospitals are struggling to stay open, and according to the administrator this is now a regional croesus and it's become one of the largest displacements of people in the history of latin america. however, there is some concern now that the u.s. is involved in this crisis. that it could provoke an already unpredictable venezuelan president in nicolas maduro to do something drastic. it something i posed to julie chung. >> we are addressing the basic needs, the basic humanity needs of all the crisis that's created in venezuela. so the whole world is not only watching, the whole world is going to act. so it's up to maduro and his
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illegitimate regime to let the aid in. >> reporter: when and how the aid gets delivered is multilat ultimately left up to venezuela. they say those military families are affected by this crisis as well. boris, christine? >> thanks for that, nick. the push to overturn president trump's national emergency begins in earnest today. how congress and the courts will try to stop the border wall. and riveting details from the former fbi deputy director. how the president's own words prompted investigations and why rod rosenstein offered to wear a wire to the white house.
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you don't know what you don't know. you don't catch what you don't catch. >> the white house defending the president's emergency declaration to build a border wall. efforts to block the move will escalate today. he said i never get searched when i go into the white house,
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i could easily wear a recording device. they wouldn't know it was there. >> the former number two of the fbi says the president's own words were the reason for investigation launched against him. american aide has arrived at the venezuelan border but now the struggle begins to get it to people who need it. and did an actor stage an attack he claimed made him the target of trump supporters? police sources in chicago say they believe he did. welcome back to early start, everyone. >> we're about 31 minutes past the hour and the white house is going all out in defense of president trump's national emergency declaration. it's the opening round of what is sure to be a prolonged battle over funding for a border wall involving fights in the courts and in congress. today the progressive group, move on, is sponsoring hundreds of protests nationwide. they're aimed at stopping what the group is calling trump's dangerous and illegal power grab. >> meantime california's attorney general working with at least six other states and a
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lawsuit to stop the declaration. they say it will be filed imminently. in a combative sunday interview on fox news white house aide and immigration hawk steven miller insisted this emergency is real. this was miller's counter move. >> the problem with the statement that you're apprehending 80%, 90% of drugs at ports of entries, that's like saying you apprehend most contraband at tsa checkpoint airports. i assure you if we have people across that same density and screeners you would have more drugs interdicted in those areas. you don't know what you don't know. you don't catch what you don't catch. >> miller also seemed to struggle to name a precedent diverting billions of dollars in fundsing that congress previously denied. >> can you name one case where a president has asked congress for money, congress has refuse asked then the president has then invoked national powers to get the money anyway?
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>> well, this current situation -- >> yes or no, sir? >> the current situation pertains specifically to the military construction authorities -- >> i'm just asking. congress asked for money for military construction, congress said no -- >> the meaning of the statute, chris, is clear on its enterms. if you don't like the statute or members of congress don't like the statute -- but the premise of your question is also false because congress has appropriated money for construction of borders consistently. >> but they've never done this under a national emergency -- >> we've declared national emergency to promote democracy in zimbabwe. >> under the emergency declaration a major srs of money to by syphoned for building the wall is from the defense department. over the weekend acting defense secretary patrick shanahan said he's going to start looking for military projects that could be delayed or canceled to free up those funds. now all eyes are on the
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president's republican allies in congress. many spoke out against the emergency declaration before the president signed it. now they have to turn around and defend the declaration from a bipartisan effort to stop it because house democrats have already begun working on a resolution of disapproval. former fbi chief andrew mccabe says trump's own words led fbi to launch counter intelligence and obstruction investigations. they took note of the derogatory way the president has been speaking about the russia probe. >> mccabe said officials weighed a series of dubious events, many have been reported publicly, including the president asked james comey to drop the investigation into michael flynn. the president linking the comey firing to the russia probe, and the president meeting in the oval office with russian officials telling them that firing comey relieved great pressure.
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>> mccabe told rosenstein was absolutely onboard into launching investigations into the president. mccabe also added details to the claims rosenstein offered to wear a wire into the white house. >> we talked about why the president had insisted on firing the director and whether or not he was thinking about the russia investigation and did that impact his decision. and in the context of that conversation the deputy attorney general offered to wear a wire into the white house. he said i never get searched when i go into the white house. i could easily wear a recording device. they wouldn't know it was there. now, he was not joking. he was absolutely serious, and in fact he brought it up in the next meeting we would. >> as cnn has already reported rosenstein denies pursuing any recording and a source in the room for the conversations says rosenstein was being sarcastic. also senate judiciary chairman
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lindsey graham says his panel will investigate mccabe's claim that rosenstein planned to oust president trump through the 25th amendment. the alleged hate crime attack against "empire" actor jussie smollett is looking more and more like a hoax. two law enforcement sources tell cnn chicago police believe the actor paid two men to orchestrate an assault. smollett's attorneys firmly deny that claim, but two brothers who were arelsed last week were released two days later with police citing new evidence in the case. here's cnn's ryan young in chicago. >> according to a source familiar with the investigation, we now know that detectives have obtained and are examining the cellphones of the two brothers that they suspect smollett paid to orchestrate the attack. the source also tells us that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement. in a statement to cnn saturday, smollett's attorneys wrote in part, as the victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, jussie smollett is angered and
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devastated by the recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with. he has now been further victimized by claims attributed to the alleged perpetrators that say just ae played a role in his own attack. nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying. as a group of detectives continue to work the case, chicago police did confirm to us that information received from the brothers has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation. atting they have reached out to the actor's attorney to request a follow-up interview. they would not comment if they still consider the actor a victim at this point. boris and christine? >> all right, ryan following up for us on those claims jussie smollettmy have orchestrated the attack some some democratic presidential hopefuls facing some questions. many were quick to respond when appeared the actor was the victim of a hate crime. cory booker said this on the senate floor. >> less than two weeks ago an
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actor and activist was brutally attacked in chicago. two men yelling racial homophobic epithets. >> on sunday, though, booker had little to say about it. >> the information is still coming out and i'm going to with hold until all the information actually comes out from on the record sources. i'm following the news as you are and we'll see what happens. amy klobuchar will field questions tonight from new hampshire voters on a cnn town hall tonight. hundreds of people attending vigils this weekend in aurora, illinois. five people were killed including an intern showing up for his first day of work. five police officers were injure. a group of aurora residents and supporters from nearby towns eld a prayer service sunday outside the manufactureriing company wh
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the shooting took place. he worked at the company for 15 years and after learning he has been fire heed opened fired on coworkers. he was then killed by police. 39 minutes past the hour. florida inmates caught on video breaking into a car, but it's not what you think. just who was inside that car next. ♪ shorten your cold by almost half with cold-eeze® lozenges. cold-eeze® can shorten your cold by 42%. it releases zinc ions that some scientists believe inhibit cold viruses from replicating. try cold-eeze® lozenges.
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disgraced former new york congressman anthony wiener has been released from federal prison. he's going to serve out his time at a halfway house in brookenlen. wiener was sentenced [ in to17 to 21 months for sixi sexting with a minor. the former congressman is set for a full release. mayor bill de blasio
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attacked amazon again for walking away from plans to build hq2 in new york. >> they said they want a partnership, but the minute there were criticisms they walked away. what does that say to working people that a company would leave them high and dry simply because some people raised criticism. >> no response from amazon. the backlash over the amazon headquarters exposing a rift among democrats in new york. in a statement governor andrew cuomo claims new york state senate leaders for pushing amazon away. the new york state senate has done tremendous damage. they should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity. but cortez celebrated this decision as a victory for members of the communities who protested the deal. amazon plans to move forward with its second headquarters in virginia. a florida sixth grader is facing misdemeanor charges and it all started after the 11-year-old refused to recite the pledge of allegiance.
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he told his teacher he didn't want to stand for the plij because he thinks the flag and the national anthem are racist against black people. school officials say the situation escalated with the student yelling at the dean and a resource officer who came into the classroom. >> again, this is an 11-year-old. according to the aft the student accused them of being racist and refused to leave the room. here's the child's mother. >> i want the charges dropped and i want the school to be held accountability and the officer for what happened because it shouldn't have been handled the way it was handled. my son has never been through anything like this and i feel like they should have handled this differently. >> lakewood police say the student was not arrested for refusing to recite the pledge of allegiance. the arrest was based on the 11-year-old's choice they say to disrupt the classroom. i'll say again this child was 11 years old. thousands of teachers in oakland, california, are set to strike on thursday. they're demanding higher wages and more investment in the city
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schools. oakland teachers have been working without a contract since 2017 and the union president says many can no longer afford to even live in the city. a spokesperson for the oakland schools say they believe the teachers deserve to be paid more, it's just a matter of how much more they could be paid. some florida work-release inmates putting their skill set to good use after a couple accidently locked their baby inside their suv. panic. the couple told police they couldn't afford to hire a locksmith and were about to break the driver's side window. before they did that five low risk offenders and a sheriff deputy supervising them came to the rescue. >> yes, thank god. whoo. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> the baby was fine. afterwards the sheriff joked that people can break into vehicles only when a deputy is around and we give permission.
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president trump admits he has discovered collusion, and the guilty party is the cast of "snl." it all started saturday night when the show opened with alec baldwin as the president predicting how his national emergency declaration will turn out. watch this. >> i'm basically taking military money so i'm going to sign these papers for emergency and then i'll immediately be sued and the ruling will not goen my favor and it'll end up in the supreme court, and then i'll call my buddy kavanaugh and then i'll say it's time to repay the donny and he'll say new foenl, who dis? and then the mueller report will be released, crumbling my house of cards, and i'll plead insanity and do a few months at a factory, and my personal hell of playing president will finally be over. >> it appears that got under the president's skin. the next morning he sent out this tweet. quote, nothing funny about tired
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the ongoing turmoil in venezuela. now, the u.s. has made it clear it recognizes juan guaido as interim president. more than 1 million people in venezuela have made their way to columbia and this border town is feeling the strain. people in desperate need of medical care and more. >> on saturday a wave of u.s. aid arrived at the border but maduro resisted the international help. republican senator marco rube yevisited the venezuela columbia border. he said the supplies will get in with or without president maduro. >> i think the question is it gets through in a way he's cooperative with or in a way he's not. but there's no way you're going to stand in the way of people whose children are starving to death dying in hospitals because of preventable diseases because they don't have the medicine for it. >> reporter: u.s. officials say
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this humanitarian aid is coming at the most critical time. a time when children in venezuela are starving, children who don't have to. hospitals are struggling to stay open. and according to the administrator for usdid, there is some concern now if the u.s. is involved in this crisis it could provoke an already unpredictable president in nicolas maduro to do something drastic. >> if anyone's politicizing the crisis it's maduro. we are addressing the basic needs, the baessic humanity nee of all the crisis created in venezuela. so the whole world is watching but not only watching the whole world is going to act. so it's up to maduro and his illegitimate regime to let the aid in. >> when and how this aid gets delivered will ultimately be
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left up to the military. they believe the venezuelan military will do the right thing, the moral thing and allow this aid in. they say those military families are affected by this crisis as well. boris, christine? >> thanks, knick. president trump is calling on european nations to take in hundreds of isis fighters who have been captured in syria and put them on trial. he's warning more than 800 prisoners could make their way in europe, and if coming while some of the top u.s. general for the coalition talking about the complexities of finishing this job. >> it's an active battle. i mean, they could capitulate while we're sitting here or it could be several days. there's a lot of fog and friction on the battlefield. we were moving at a pretty good clip three or four days ago. and the amount of displaced
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civilians starting to commute orb civilians trying to infiltrate or exfiltrate out with families, we slowed it down so we could do the proper screenings. >> and even when the caliphate is destroyed the isis threat will continue. officials tell cnn more than 1,000 isis fighters have likely fled into the remote mountains and deserts of western iraq and they may have up to $200 in cash with them to finance future operations. protesters hitting pause after 11 days of deadly demonstrations. with the country crippled by runway inflation and alleged corruption they're demanding the resignation of the president. but he is refusing to step down. civilians are scrambling to find food and water. many demanding haiti's constitutional leadership be thrown out. let's get a check on cnn business. this morning global markets are mostly higher as trade talks
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move to washington this week. you can see that asian stocks moved up. london is mixed with paris and frankfurt. and wall street is closed today for president's day. the s&p 500 rose 1.1%. the nasdaq as well, marking a sixth day winning streak for tech stocks. the dow up 3% for the week, it's eight straight weekly rally, it's longest winning streak since the fall of 2017. the nasdaq up 12% so far. boosted by the suddenly patient federal reserve and those u.s. china trade talks. and more good news. mortgage rates fell to a 12 month low. now averages 4.37%, down just slightly from a year ago. it's the end of an era. pay less is going out of business after more than 60 years of selling discount shoes. pay less will close all of its
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stores in the u.s. and puerto rico. the retailer with the by one get one free sales had a following but not enough to stay afloat. most will stay open until may. and pay less could file for bankruptcy for a second time by the end of the month. and uber is suing new york city over its temporary cap on new licenses on ride hailing companies to address traffic n congestion. uber claims the city plans on making the cap permanent. new york passed the one year freeze for new for hire vehicles back in august. the deputy press secretary for the mayor's office said friday this, no legal challenge changes the fact that uber made congestion on our roads worse and paid their drivers less than a living wage. the city's new law aims to change that. >> the first hour down, the next hour
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you don't know what you don't know. you don't catch what you don't catch. >> the white house defending the president's emergency declaration to build a border wall. efforts to block the move are going to escalate today. he said i never get searched when i go into the white house. i can easily wear a recording device. they wouldn't know it was there. >> number two at the fbi said the president's own words were the reason for the investigation launched against him. and american aid arrives at the venezuelan border and now the struggle begins to get it to the people that need it most. did an actor stage an event that targets trump supporters. always a pleasure to be here with you, christine. it's monday, february 18th. 5:00 a.m. in the east coast. we start with the

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