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be spun off in a new company simply known as fox. it will include the fox broadcast network, fox news. and fox sports. fox is now bracing for layoffs. analysts expect disney will lay off at least 5,000 people. "early start" continues right now. paul manafort could get ten more years in prison today, or is another light sentence in store? as we await robert mueller's report. the u.s. now the only major country where airlines and the government are sticking with the boeing 737 max 8. turns out pilots raised concerns after the first crash in october. celebrities among dozens caught up in an unprecedented college admissions scandal. an elaborate team of cheating, bribing, lying. and breaking overnight,
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california putting a moratorium on the death penalty. why governor gavin newsom is making that move now. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> hi, everyone, i'm jessica dean. it's wednesday, march 13th. and it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. round two for trump campaign chairman paul manafort this morning. 17 months after his indictment, the first in the mueller probe, manafort will learn how long he'll spend in prison. after a sentence last week for financial crimes, a sentence many thought was lenient. the 69-year-old manafort will now face a judge who will revoke his bail and threw him in jail. more from washington. >> reporter: good morning, in just hours, manafopaul manafort manafort is back. judge amy berman jackson will sentence paul manafort for the final time and she will sentence him for two charges to which he pleaded guilty.
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conspiracy to the u.s. and conspiracy for witness tampering. the judge will also consider that he intentionally lied during his cooperation to investigators. and also when he testified before a grand jury about his contact with a russian operative, while chairman of the trump campaign, during the 2016 election. now, the lies ultimately led the mueller -- mueller's team to throw out the cooperation agreement that they had with manafort. in all, paul manafort can be sentenced up to ten years total for the two crimes. it was just last week that paul manafort got nearly four years in prison. how much more will this judge in washington, d.c. add to that prison sentence. dave, jessica. >> okay, simon, thank you. in addition to manafort, two big days in court in the russia probe. one for former manafort deputy rick gates on friday. another for former national security adviser michael flynn.
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today in a court filing on tuesday, special counsel robert mueller revealed flynn's cooperation with his office is done, but he is not ready for sentencing because he's still cooperating with the justice department on a pending criminal case against his former lobbying partner. and roger stone is back in court tomorrow. judge amy berman-jackson also overseeing the manafort case is expected to set a trial date for the president's longtime ally. he ruled last week stone is already in violation of the gag order. countries and airlines around the world grounding that boeing max 8. the u.s. right now stands virtually alone. check out this map, in red, you'll see where countries or airlines themselves have decided to ground the plane. overnight, airlines in russia and canada stopped their flights. but the faa says it doesn't see a need to pull the 737 max 8 despite two crashes that killed hundreds. the agency reports our airlines
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shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft. cnn's richard quest asked the ceo of ethiopia airlines. >> do you think there should be a grounding of the planes? >> i think although we don't know the exact accident and speculation is not helping in any way, but i think there are questions without answers on the airplane. >> and also new this morning, documents from a federal database where pilots can report aviation incidents anonymously. at least five complaints since the lion aircraft crash in october, where some saying the nose pointed down while the plane was on autopilot during departure. president trump with the ceo of boeing tuesday. and "the washington post" argued that he argued to keep the planes in the sky. mr. trump tweeted airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly.
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i don't want albert einstein to be my pilot. i want great professionals that are easily able to quickly take control of the planes. unclear why the president isn't calling on the plane to be grounded. boeing's stock fell sharply. it fell more than 11% over the last two days. according to bloomberg, boeing has lost $24 billion in market cap. the sharp drop caused the dow 92 points tuesday. as of tuesday afternoon, 19 of the 24 analysts following the company had it rated a buy. family members who lost loved ones on that doomed boeing jet are now headed to ethiopia where there is news about the black boxes. let's go live to addis ababa and bring in david mckenzie. david. >> reporter: that's right, good morning, jessica. the families are en route to the
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scene as we speak. the black boxes, the flight data recorder are going to be on their way out of the country. the ethiopian airlines officials saying they don't have the capacity to record and analyze those details that could give some answers as to why this brand-new plane crashed just minutes after takeoff. which has caused all of these countries and territories to ground the plane or ban airspace from that boeing 737 max. now, the ethiopian airlines ceo also saying they have details from flight recording, or ground control and that very experienced pilot, saying he was reporting they had flight control problems in the early stage of that flight. investigators that i've spoken to believe that plane carrying down at a very vertical trajectory, plowing into the hillside, creating that deep crater, a quite narrow crater in a relatively small debris field.
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forensics experts also on the scene there today, i'm sure they were there yesterday, to try and comb through any evidence that could give some kind of answers as to why this plane went down, so on after that lion airplane went down in the java sea. now, there are no direct links between these two crashes. but certainly, it poses very serious questions. jessica, dave. >> yeah, no doubt about that. all right. thanks so much, david. cleat on tests, bribe admissions officers and pretend those payments were for charity. an unprecedented college admission scheme alleged by prosecutors. >> among them, actress felicity huffman seen here in federal court. and actress lori loughlin, famous for their roles in "desperate housewives" and "full house." the cooperating witness who helped bring down the very man who helped the rich and famous
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help pull it off, rich singer. britain gingras has the story. >> reporter: dave and jessica, he actually left the courthouse after pleading guilty to four federal charges and didn't say a word. he could serve up to 65 years in prison. quickly, let me describe how this scheme would operate, according to authorities. they say that parents would pay singer to help their kids get into elite colleges and universities across the country in either one of two avenues, academic or through athletics. if it was academic, he would hire someone to basically change test scores or have someone take a test for students with s.a.t.s or a.c.ts in order to get them enrolled into colleges and universities. if they went the athletic route, singer would bribe coaches of
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athletic teams and get the students admitted through that route, as a potential athlete, even if that student never played the sport that they were allegedly being recruited by. it's an elaborate scheme, it was a case-by-case basis depending on who singer was helping out. we have two names that everybody has been talking about, felicity huffman and lori loughlin. both took different routes. in felicity huffman's case, authorities for the doj say that she paid $15,000 to get her daughter's test scores altered. in the case of loughlin, authorities say that her and her husband paid $500,000 to get her two daughters admitted to usc, on the crew team, when they never even rowed crew. so, again, just elaborate schemes that not only include those two actresses, but we're talking about ceos of major companies, fashion designers, and a lot of people charged in this case that were dubbed
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operation varsity blues. more people are pleading guilty. we're expecting and it's possible that more arrests could come down the line. and as far as universities and how they're responding, essentially, they're distancing themselves from this. and again no universities have been charged in this case. dave and jessica. >> okay, bryn, thanks. breaking overnight, california governor gavin newsom just hours after posing a moratorium on the state's death penalty. that means an instant temporary reprieve for 737 inmates. the order will not change any current sentences and will not lead to the release of any prisoners on death row. >> california's executions were halted in 2006 when a condemned inmate challenged the state's protocol for lethal injections. in a speech today, governor newsom is expected to highlight the racial disparities in sentencing. 6 in 10 on california's death
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row are people of color. newsom sites the death penalty and the number of people who have wrongly sentenced to death. coming up, british lawmakers facing a brexit deal or no deal. is the noll deal the only way to leave the eu? we're live on 10 downing street with the latest. get the recipes at walnuts.org. ♪ pardon the interruption but this is big! now with t-mobile get the samsung galaxy s10e included with unlimited data for just $40 a month.
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has been in the past. what we saw last night was another stunning defeat for the prime minister for her brexit deal. 149 members voted against the deal. 75 were actually members of her own party who voted against that deal. now tonight there will be another vote, a vote whether no deal should be taken off the table. that means members of parliament that get to vote on whether the uk should vote to wait to leave the uk. and then on thursday, they will then possibly go vote to ask the european for an extension. the deadline currently stands at march 29th. that's two weeks away and we have no idea what's going to happen there. there is no deal currently in place. beyond the political and bureaucratic questions this creates, there's questions of whether theresa may can actually stay in this scenario. there are uk residents in the european union who currently have health insurance through eu countries who would lose that
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celebrities among dozens caught up in an unprecedent college admission scandal in an elaborate scheme of cheating and lying. and overnight, california putting a moratorium on the death penalty. why governor newsom is making that move now. welcome to "early start." i'm jessica dean. >> i'm dave briggs. we'll get to aunt becky and cheaters. we start on the plane crash. new potentially damaging details on that boeing max 8. documents show at least five complaints from pilots on u.s. flights after the lion aircraft in october. some saying the nose pointed down while the plane was on autopilot during departure. those details reported on a page where pilots can report aviation incidents anonymously, as airlines around the world are grounding this boeing max 8, the
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u.s. stands virtually alone on this point. >> look at this map in red, where you see countries or airlines decided to ground that plane. overnight, airlines in russia and canada stopped their flights. but the faa says it does not see the need to pull the max 8 despite two crashes that hills hundreds. cnn's richard quest asked ethiopian airlines ceo if the max 8 should be grounded. >> do you think there should be a worldwide grounding of the max planes? >> i think, although we don't know -- we don't yet know the exact cause of the accident, and speculation is not helpful in any way, but i think there are questions without answers on the airplane. >> president trump spoke with boeing's ceo tuesday. for "the washington post," he
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argued to keep the planes in the sky. but mr. trump tweeted this, airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. i don't want albert einstein flying my plane. i want great professionals able to fly the plane. >> boeing's stock fell sharply. shares of the stock have fallen more than 11 percent over the past two days. meantime, family members who lost loved ones on that doomed boeing jet are now headed to ethiopia, where there is news about the black boxes. we go now to addis ababa, and bring in david mckenzie, david. >> reporter: good morning, jessica, yes, both black boxes, according to the ethiopia airlines officials will be heading out of the country to be analyzed. that's critically important to try and get any kind of answers on what happened in this crash. now, the family members, you describe are at the scene of the crash at this hour.
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paying their respects to their loved ones. terrible moments for them. we spoke to faisal hussein who came all the way over to pay his respects to his late father. >> we see this and that will not seize until the pattern is done. what we feel as a family is this, now, our kin, our blood, i really, really fear this. i'm not -- i'm not -- i'm not, how do you say, i don't do well with this. i really don't have the words. >> reporter: so difficult for those families from across the world. you may hear the mass being
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called here at the church behind me in addas. this is a time of mourning, and a time for closure, but they won't have closure until they get answers. jessi jessica, dave. >> it's heartbreaking. thanks so much. back to round two for former trump campaign chairman paul manafort. 17 months after the indictment, manafort will learn how long he'll spend in prison. after sentenced last week for a crime that many thought was lenient, the 69-year-old faces a judge who revoked his bail and threw him in jail last summer. he could get ten years on two conspiracy charges. joining us, the policy digital director zach wolf, live. goo to s good to see you, sir. the white house says it's infrastructure week. we're not going to say it's coming this week, but it is a big week. a lot of developments. let's start with that manafort
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sentencing. what is the biggest thing you have your eye on in the next few days? >> well, i think first of all, it's important to note that the mueller investigation fathers to be far from over. while manafort may have his final day in court today. everybody was talking about a light sentence last week, he could get a lot more time this week. and this one is arguably more directly tied to the mueller investigation. so, it's important to sort of keep -- not lose the forest for the trees. the tree being a light sentence last week. the forest being, wow, you know, the president's former campaign chairman is getting a lot of time in jail. >> and, zach, i want to take a look at 2020 as well. we got some pretty big information. some developments in two of the candidates that have so many eyes on them. beto o'rourke. cnn reporting that he's kind of got his finger on the button, ready to go. and joe biden talking to two groups and essentially saying, he's pretty much there, he may need help in the coming weeks.
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take a listen. >> i appreciate the energy you showed when i got up here. save it a little longer. i might need it in a few weeks. >> you see the words there on the screen, imminent decision. how does joe biden and beto o'rourke getting into this race change the dynamics of 2020 for the democrats? >> i think we're still trying to see who's going to be the person that really seizes that middle lane for the party. we have a lot of progressive candidates. we have a democratic socialist in bernie sanders. we have elizabeth warren with her tirades against wall street. you know, who is going to be the person that sort of seizes the middle of the party and really becomes their standard-bearer. between o'rourke and biden, i think both of them kind of that, you know, possibility. >> and if there's that appetite for that from this democratic
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base. >> sure sounds like there is. you have a piece about 2020, but also a piece coming about college admission and the scandal that the whole country is talking and reading about this morning. are there politics regarding this? >> well, you know, it's not a political scandal, obviously. but you can't help but look at this and see people of privilege buying their way into colleges and universities, and not make a very short jump to this sort of progressive political nerve that a lot of democratic politics are touching right now. they want to have true tuition, so that everybody can get in, not just a few people. they want to give health care to all people. there's this sort of underlying frustration, i think, in a lot of the country that the capitalist system has built around, you know, the super wealthy and the wealthy, and gauge them an entirely different reality. and this college admission scandal, while isolated is just, i think, a symptom of that frustration. >> don't tell the folks over at trump tv it's not political.
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they're going with this as a liberal elite hollywood leftist scandal. >> right. and we should point out, folks are democratic donors. i don't want that to be a knock. >> thanks, zach. let's talk about that scandal. 50 people across six states charged in operation varsity blues. among them actress felicity huffman seen here in federal court. and actress lori loughlin for their roles known in "desperate housewives" and "full house." and the very man who helped the rich and famous pull it all over, that's rich singer. cnn's brynn gingras is in boston. >> reporter: dave and jessica, the mastermind behind this scream, also cooperated with authorities in their year-long investigation. he actually left the courthouse after pleading guilty on four federal charges and didn't say a
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word. he could serve up to 65 years in prison. quickly, let me describe how this scheme would operate, according to authorities. they say that parents would pay singer to help their kids get into elite universities and colleges across the country by one of two avenues. either academically or through athletics. if it was academic, he would hire someone to basically change test scores, or have someone take a test for students with those s.a.t.s or a.c.t.s, in order to get them enrolled -- admitted, rather, into colleges and universities. if they went the athletic route, singer would bribe coaches of athletic teams and get these students admitted through that rout, as a potential athlete, even if that student never played the sport that they were allegedly being recruited by. so, it was an elaborate scheme which was a case-by-case basis, depending on who singer was helping out. now, we have two names, of course, that everybody has been
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talking about, that is felicity huffman and lori loughlin. both of them took different routes. in felicity huffman's case, attorneys for the doj say that she paid $15,000 to get her daughter's test scores altered. in the case of loughlin, authorities say she and her husband paid $500,000 to get her two daughters admitted to usc, on the crew team, when they never even rowed crew. just elaborate teams that not only include those two actresses. but we're talking about ceos of major companies, fashion designers, and a lot of people charged in this case that was dubbed operation varsity blues. more people are pleading guilty. we're expecting and it's possible that more arrests could come down the line. and as far as universities and how they're responding, essentially, they're distancing themselves from this. again, no universities have been charged in this case. dave and jessica.
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>> brynn, thank you. breaking overnight, california governor gavin newsom just hours after posing a moratorium on the state's death penalty. that means an instant temporary repeeve for 737 inmates, the largest death row population in the nation. the executive order will not change current convictions or sentences and it will not lead to the release of any prisoners currently on death row. >> california's executions were halted in 2006 when a condemned inmate challenged the state's protocol for lethal injections. in a speech today, governor newsom is expected to highlight the racial disparities in sentencing. 6 in 10 prisoners in california's death row are people of color. coming up, overseas, british lawmakers facing a brexit deadline with no answers. and the no deal may be the only way to leave the eu. the latest from 10 downing. and committed to financial planning in your best interest.
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all right. 5:47 eastern time. 9:47 over there in london. how the uk exits the european union is anybody's guess at this point. the brits have just over two weeks to figure this all out. >> point of order, the prime minister. >> prime minister theresa may there suffering another humiliating defeat in parliament. lawmakers voting down her brexit deal 391 to 242. so, what in the world happens now? hadas gold joining us live from 10 downing street in london. hadas, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's a busy morning here. you might actually be able to spot some cabinet ministers leaving 10 downing street behind me. they are meeting just in the morning after that devastating defeat of theresa may's brexit deal. the second day that's been voted down. tonight there will be a vote whether or not the parliament wants to take a no deal scenario off the table. that means that the uk would not
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leave the european union without a withdrawal in place. we have that deadline of march 29th is the current deadline. if they vote, no issues off the table. tomorrow, they will vote to extend that deadline, in fact, they actually have to ask the european union for an extension to get that extended. however that doesn't give us any answers what will happen next. there theresa may try to get her deal through? once again, will parliament try to take control? will there be a general election? but beyond the bureaucratic mess there are people and businesses affected by whatever happens in the next few days. if there's no deal scenario, drug companies are told to have at least six weeks' stock in place. and we're just incredible hours right now, nobody knows including the people behind me
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at 10 downing street. they don't know what's going to happen next, dave. >> with the betting odds they have no clue what's going to happen. a contentious day there, thank. >> the chinese giants huawei under increasing pressure. federal prosecutors have filed charges claiming the company steals u.s. trade secrets. and on monday saying the technology deployed by small wireless carriers huawei is one of the carriers close to u.s. bases. matt rivers joins us now from china. matt. >> reporter: yeah, jessica, it was a pretty rare opportunity to interview the founder of huawei. he doesn't give many interviews, but, clearly, he feels that his company is under 38. and he's really counterattacking the united states, because the u.s. has really gone after huawei. so, they filed a lawsuit against the u.s. last week saying he wants more access for huawei products in the united states.
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he says the u.s. claims about the national security are unfounded. here's what he has to say. why is huawei being singled out? there's no huawei equipment in the u.s. networks. has that made the u.s. networks totally safe? if not, how can they tell other countries that your networks are safer than huawei. that's why we want to make clear our stance by suing the u.s. government. >> reporter: now, it's not just the united states going after huawei simply for huawei and its activities, or would-be activities in the u.s. it's also a concerted campaign by the united states to get other countries, other governments around the world, to also shun huawei products. you had the vice president, the secretary of state basically going around if you work with huawei, buy their products, your relationship with the united states will get worse. and we saw an example of that this week in germany, where the u.s. told the germans, if they buy huawei products, they would see limited intelligence sharing with the americans.
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off at least 5,000 people. sometimes, truth is just weirder than fiction. and in sandwich, massachusetts, over the weekend, that's an important component to the story, a woman escaped serious injury after her car hit a turkey in the town of sandwich. uh-huh. police say the bird crashed through the windshield. continued on through the car and then slammed into the rear tailgate. the driver did sustain minor injuries. the turkey, unfortunately, did not survive. major news for both nfl teams, the giants agree to send superstar wide receiver odell beckham jr. to the cleveland browns. the giants will get first and third round draft picks from cleveland, along with safety jabrill peppers. and espn reports free agent running back le'veon bell plans to sign with the new york jets. that deal reportedly for four year, $52.5 million. 35 million guaranteed. bell sat out the entire 2018
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season after failing to agree on a contract with the steelers. whso, who's the most popula guy in new jersey? could be this guy, because of this billboard. chris ferry is getting thousands of calls thanks to his sons who bought the billboard as a prank for his 62nd birthday. when cnn attempted to reach ferry, his voice mail was full. >> it's almost 6:00, we can call him. >> that >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. so welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is new day. it's wednesday, march 13th, 6:00 in new york. we do have breaking news on a major story. we learned overnight there have been at least five complaints from pilots in the united states in recent months about the boeing 737 max 8 jets during critical moments of flight. the max 8 is the aircraft involved in two crashes in the last five months, including the
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ethiopia airlines crash that killed 157 people this weekend. countries around the world are grounding the 737 max 8, europe, asia, south america, but not the united states. why? the faa is facing a booming chorus of criticism and questions about why the plane is still flying in the u.s., and that chorus may grow with the news that pilots filed five complaints and filed those complaints to a federal database. in one incident the pilot said it pitched nose down and tra triggered a warning of don't sink, don't sink. >> we'll get to all of that. our other story, paul manafort will be sentenced again. this time on conspiracy and witness tampering charges. judge amy berman jackson could give him the maximum of ten years. he was sentence the last week to the short sentence of 47 months in virginia.

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