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ready to run. beto o'rourke about to throw his hat into 2020 race. a bomb cyclone makes a big mess of the rockies. the system is moving to the east. a messy week in store. hopefully they will very quickly come up with the answer. but until they do, the planes are grounded. >> concerning similarities found in data on two separate plane crashes. the u.s. now grounding the bowieing max 8 after days of resisting. and a last minute compromise
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effort on presidential powers. good morning to you. welcome to "early start." i'm jessica dean. >> and i'm dave briggs. it is thursday, march 14. we start with the 2020 feield exnd banding this morning. beto o'rourke ready to run. he is in iowa for three days of events and he already confirmed he is sbis entering the race fo president. in a text message, he says i'm really proud of what el paso did and what el paso represents. it is a big part of why i'm running. before that, o'rourke told v vani"vanity fair," you can prob tell i want to run. i think i'll be good at it. this is the fight of our lives, not the fight of my political life. i want to be in it, man. i'm just born to be in it. sounds like springsteen.
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>> he is a red state democrat who lost a tight race to ted cruz, but that election launched him into the national spotlight. i raised a whopping $80 million. 44% of that money came from out of state. o'rourke joins a primary field of more than a dozen democratic candidates and he says there is an overrepresentation of white men in government and he will have an administration that reflects the nation's diversity. a ferocious so-called bomb si cyclone leaving behind a mess in the rockies. about 1100 motorists stranded in colorado. the snow is driven by hurricane force winds and had emergency personnel in full saving lives mode. officers were forced to a back do abandon their vehicles and take shelter. >> and north of denver, state
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patrol corporal daniel groves was hit and killed by a car while assisting a drive whose car had slid off the interstate. there was a huge pileup. and hundreds of stranded when all the runways were closed. >> i'm trying to get to the hotel downtown and i can't get an you be uber. >> we can't get there because of the blizzard, so we're camped out here. >> we ended up waiting three hours and now we finally came back but the baggage is still on the plane. >> overnight four of the six runways were reopened and who rescueses rescuers? the answer in parker, colorado was firefighters who freed this police vehicle that got stuck. in new mexico, high winds helped
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derail a 26 car freight train near the town of logan. amazingly no injuries reported there. the storm is heading east, expect a messy rest of the week. here is derek van dam. >> good morning jessica and dave. this bomb cyclone has it all, from a full on blizzard and flood threat across the great lakes and windy conditions throughout the ohio and mississippi river valley, it has all the potential weather hazards one can imagine. it looks like someone placed a hurricane right in the middle of the central u.s. look at these winds. they totaled over 100 miles per hour in parts of texas with gusts in the 90 miles an hour range across northeast colorado. we get a lot of warm air drifting in from the south and that will fire off a few severe thunderstorms later today. indianapolis, nashville, all the
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way to huntsville, keep an eye to the sky. 55 in the big apple today, 72 for the nation's capital. 62 for chicago. seven day forecast shows a cooldown for the big apple next week. a sudden reversal by the trump administration ordering the immediate grounding of all boeing 737 max planes while more information is gathered about the crash. >> we didn't have to make this decision today. we could have delayed it. we maybe didn't have to make it at all. but i felt it was important both psychologically and a lot of other ways. boeing is an incredible company. they are working very, very hard right now and hopefully they will very quickly come up with the answer. but until they do, the planes are grounded. >> the decision affecting thousands of travelers all across the u.s. there were long lines at
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airports wednesday as people scrambled to find new flights. the president says new information concerning the ethiopian crash led to the grounding of the max 8 and max 9 aircrafts. that includes disturbing similar i d ities between two dlid crashes. more from atlanta. >> reporter: good morning. the faa had been under increasing pressure especially after nation after nation had begun grounding the max 8 aircraft and it was increasingly clear that the united states was finding itself more and more isolated in its decision to let it continue to fly. we've been getting clarifications and now faa says the agency made the decision as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed. and they also say that this evidence together with newly refined satellite data available to the faa led to the decision. we don't know what the new
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evidence was from the crash site, but we do know the satellite data because the canadians referred to it as well. and it is essentially they took the trajectory of the afrler th airliner and er matched it up crash in october and they fou d similarities. so this led them to say the aircraft should be grounded while the investigation continues. >> the max 8 issue is having an affect on wall street as well, wiping out more than $25 billion off on boeing's market value. the company's stock immediately fell after the announcement that they were being grounded. but shares ended up just under half a percent, but still down 10% since sunday's crash. estimates show grounding the
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planes for three months could cost boeing between $1 billion and $5 billion. shares of american, southwest and united briefly dipped but then quickly rebounded. it is possible boeing will compensate the three carriers for lost revenue in. it did so after grounding the dreamliner jet in 2013. soon kayak will allow flyers to filter by plane model, that includes this 737 jet. the website already allows travelers to sort by plane type, but it hasn't been possible to search and filter by a specific model before now. paul manafort facing 7 1/2 years behind bars and a new set of criminal charges. president trump's former campaign chairman appearing at his second sentencing in as many weeks. he apologized for his actions and asked for leniency so he could take care of his wife, but the judge made him pay for his
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crimes. judge jackson ordering manafort to serve an additional 43 months on federal conspiracy and obstruction charges on top of the 47 month sentence he already received in virginia for financial crimes. >> with credit for time served and good behavior, he could be released in about six years. even after the judge criticized the defense for arguing there was no collusion. manafort's lawyer said this. >> judge jackson conceded that there was absolutely no evidence of any russian collusion in this case. so that makes two courts have ruled no evidence of any collusion with any russian. >> moments after the adjourned, manhattan district attorney unveiled a new case alleging business and mortgage fraud offenses that violate new york state law. rd cannot pardon him on those
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charges. the senate is poised to rebuke president trump over his national emergency declaration. mike lee was leading a compromise attempt among senate republicans, but announced that effort was dead after hearing directly from the president that his compromise was not acceptable. the deal would have curtailed presidential emergency powers going forward. >> lee is one of five republicans to publicly say he will vote against the national emergency declaration, the number though could end up higher, but the senate would still need two-thirds to overturn trump's promised veto. it would be the second rebuke in as many days from the senate which voted wednesday to curtail military support for the saudi led wash in yemen. >> now the measure goes to the house. college admissions scandal renewing claims rich students
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new fallout from the college admissions scandal. the university of southern california announcing all applicants linked to the cheating scheme will be denied admission and a case by case review will be conducted for students already enrolled. >> one of those students is the daughter of lori loughlin. the actor and her husband are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud. loughlin appearing in court after turning herself in. the judge setting bond at $1 million. federal are prosecutors described a corrupt exchange of wealth, fame and influence for admissions. >> the man who allegedly took admission tests for students or replaced their answers with his own says he is profoundly sound.
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he is now charged with conspiracy. he says he understands how his actions contributed to a loss of trust in the college admissions process. this case is renewing concerns among parents and students that those who play by the rules are losing precious seats at elite universities to unqualified students with families with money and influence. a shooting of a high ranking member of the gambino crime family. officers responded to a 911 call at cali's home and found him with multiple gun shot wounds. he was believed to be the acting boss of the gambino family. police have made no arrests so f far. a body found on the road is identified as a missing mother. all signs point to foul play in
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the death. homicide investigation has been launched. her husband was questioned and released this week and according to an affiliate, his previous wife, elizabeth, also died at the same home in january 2006. at the time of her death, it was ruled an accident. but expect that case to get a second look. march madness is in full swing. >> rejected! at the buzzer. got it! >> ryan woolridge beats the buzzer with a heave from the opposite free-throw line. unreal. first round of the conference usa tournament there, north texas beats florida internation international. that is quite a heave. one he will not forget. a partial worldwide outage for facebook now in its second
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telling their government they don't want to leave the european union without a deal in place. however that is the legal defau default. so this is just considered an advisory vote and the default is still march 29. members of parliament cannot agree to theresa may's deal that she negotiated with the european union. tonight there will be another vote. theresa may will put forward to the house of commons a vote asking them to agree to vote to possibly once again to her withdrawal agreement so that then she can ask for an extension. it seems likely that there will be some sort of extension asked for. the question is whether the european union will agree to it because they want the uk to come to them with some sort of reason why they are extending it because as of right now there does not seem to be a consensus. within two weeks if the uk crashes out, there could be lines at the border, medicine
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and food shortages and uk citizens could lose things like their health insurance and as of right now we still have no idea how this is going forward, but tonight we might hear if there will be potentially an ask for an extension. >> all right. th thanks so much. no end in sight to the global outages plaguing facebook. partial outages affecting users in the u.s., central and south america. and they had to turn to twitter to explain that its collection of wildly popular apps are having issues. the "new york times" reporting facebook is under criminal investigation over its data sharing deals. the company had data sharing arrangements with more than 150 companies and its partners were able to access user data without getting consent. a facebook spokes person says the company is cooperating with
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ready to run. beto o'rourke about to throw his hat into the 2020 race. a bomb cyclone makes a big mess of the rockies. the system is moving to the east. a messy rest of the week in store. hopefully they will very quickly come up with the answer. but until they do, the planes are grounded. >> concerning similarities found in data on two separate plane crashes.
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the u.s. now grounding the boeing max planes. and a last minute compromise effort on presidential powers. welcome back to "early start." >> it is 30 past the hour. rk beto o'rourke is ready to run. he is in iowa for three days of events and he already confirmed he is entering the race for president. in a text message, he says i'm really proud of what el paso did and what el paso represents. it is a big part of why i'm running. before that, o'rourke told "vanity fair," you can probably tell i want to run. i think i'll be good at it. this is the fight of our lives, not the fight of my political life. i want to be in it, man. i'm just born to be in it.
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>> quite a quote. >> yeah. >> he is a red state democrat who lost a tight race to ted cruz, but that election launched him into the national spotlight. he raised a whopping $80 million. 44% of that money came from out of state. o'rourke joins a primary field of more than a dozen democratic candidates and he says there is an overrepresentation of white men in government and he will have an administration that reflects the nation's diversity. a ferocious so-called bomb cyclone leaving behind a mess in the rockies. about 1100 motorists stranded in colorado. the snow is driven by hurricane force winds and had emergency personnel in full saving lives mode. officers were forced to abandon their vehicles and take shelter.
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>> and north of denver, state patrol corporal daniel groves was hit and killed by a car while assisting a drive whose car had slid off the interstate. there was a huge pileup. and it killed electric power to at least 184,000 customers. the airport provided blankets to passengers stranded when the run ways were closed by low visibility. >> i'm trying to get to the hotel downtown and i can't get uber. >> we can't get there because of the blizzard, so we're camped out here. >> we ended up waiting three hours and now we finally came back but the baggage is still on the plane. so we can't really get it. >> overnight four of the six runways were reopened and who rescues the rescuers?
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the answer in parker, colorado was firefighters who freed this police vehicle that got stuck. in new mexico, high winds helped derail a 26 car freight train near the town of logan. amazingly no injuries reported there. the storm is heading east, expect a messy rest of the week. here is derek van dam. >> good morning jessica and dave. this bomb cyclone has it all, from a full on blizzard and flood threat across the great lakes and windy conditions throughout the ohio and mississippi river valley, it has all the potential weather hazards one can imagine. it looks like someone placed a hurricane right in the middle of the central u.s. look at these winds. they totaled over 100 miles per hour in parts of texas with gusts in the 90 miles an hour range across northeast colorado. we get a lot of warm air drifting in from the south and that will fire off a few severe
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thunderstorms later today. indianapolis, nashville, all the way to huntsville, keep an eye to the sky. 55 in the big apple today, 72 for the nation's capital. 62 for chicago. seven day forecast shows a cooldown for the big apple next week. a sudden reversal by the trump administration ordering the immediate grounding of all boeing 737 max planes while more information is gathered about the crash. >> we didn't have to make this decision today. we could have delayed it. we maybe didn't have to make it at all. but i felt it was important both psychologically and a lot of other ways. boeing is an incredible company. they are working very, very hard right now and hopefully they will very quickly come up with the answer. but until they do, the planes are grounded. >> the decision affecting thousands of travelers all
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across the u.s. there were long lines at airports wednesday as people scrambled to find new flights. the president says new information concerning the ethiopian crash led to the grounding of the max 8 and max 9 aircrafts. that includes disturbing similarities between two deadly crashes. more from martin savidge in atlanta. >> reporter: good morning. the faa had been under increasing pressure especially after nation after nation had begun grounding the max 8 aircraft and it was increasingly clear that the united states was finding itself more and more isolated in its decision to let it continue to fly. we've been getting clarifications and now faa says the agency made the decision as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed. and they also say that this evidence together with newly refined satellite data available to the faa led to the decision.
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we don't know what the new evidence was from the crash site, but we do know the satellite data because the canadians referred to it as well. and it is essentially they took the trajectory of the airliner and matched it up with the crash in october and they found a disturbing number of similarities. so this led them to say the aircraft should be grounded while the investigation continues. dave and jessica. >> martin, thank you. matt whitaker accused of changing his story on his contacts with president trump about the michael cohen case. cohen has implicated the president in two federal crimes. whitaker met privately with members of the house judiciary committee wednesday to clear up some issues with this public testimony from last month. >> at no time has the white house asked for nor have i
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provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation. >> after meeting with whitaker though, jerry nadler called him out. >> unlike in the hearing room, mr. whitaker did not deny that the president called him to discuss the michael cohen case and personnel decisions in the southern district. >> these new accusations raise questions about whether whitaker was given the job of acting attorney general because the president wanted to install an ally. a top republican on the commit tid doug collins of georgia pushing back against nadler, he claims there is no evidence that whitaker discussed the cohen case with the president. the senate is poised to rebuke president trump over his national emergency declaration on the southern borer. senator mike lee was leading a
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compromise attempt among is that the republicans but he announced his effort was dead after hearing directly from the president that his compromise was not acceptable. the deal would have curtailed presidential emergency powers going forward. lee is one of five republicans to publicly say he will vote against the national emergency declaration.senate would still need two-thirds to overturn trump's promised veto. it would be the second rebuke in as many days from the which voted to curtail support for the saudi led war in yemen. >> the vote marks disapproval of trump's mideast policies including his support for crown prince bin salman who has been implicated in the murder of jamal khashoggi. president trump's former top economist gary cohn gave disagreements over the tariffs in the administration that led
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to his eventual resignation. he says he was at odds with wilbur ross, peter navarro over tariffs. >> triariffs don't work with. they hurt the economy because if you are a typical american worker, you have a finite amount of income to spend. if you have to spend more on the necessity products that you need to live, you have less to spend on the services that you want to buy. and you definitely don't have anything left over to save. >> he also recalled futile attempts to dissuade trump from applying the new tariffs which helped launch a global trade war. >> i was losing the war on tariffs every day with the president. i knew i wasn't convincing him i was right. i was not going to take a 74-year-old man who has believed something since he was 30 and convince him that i was right. believe me, i tried.
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>> tried and failed. so far tariffs on steel and aluminum have not led to what the president wants, reduction in trade deficit. the trade deficit hit a ten year high last year growing to $621 billion. the college admissions scandal renewing claims rich students get elite spots over more deserving students. overnight one college saying it is ready to turn away students linked to cheating. but one blows them all out of the water. hydro boost from neutrogena®. with hyaluronic acid to plump skin cells so it bounces back. neutrogena®
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paul manafort facing 7 1/2 years behind bars and a new set of criminal charges. president trump's former campaign chairman appearing at his second sentencing in as many weeks. he apologized for his actions and asked for leniency so he could take care of his wife. but the judge made him pay for his public posturing and his crimes. judge amy berman jackson ordering manafort to serve an
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additional 43 months, that is on top of the 47 month sentence he already received in virginia for financial crimes. >> with credit for time served and good behavior, he could be released in about six years. even after the judge criticized the defense for,ing there was no collusion, manafort's lawyer still said this -- >> judge sjackson con seized tht there was no evidence of srush collusion. so that means two courts have said no conclusion with russia. >> moments after the hearing, the manhattan district attorney unveiled a new case against manafort alleging business and mortgage fraud. president trump cannot pardon him on those because they are state charges, only a governor can do that. and you can safely assume governor cuomo will not. new fallout from the college admissions scandal.
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operation varsity blues. the university of southern california announcing all applicants linked to the cheating scheme will be denied admission and a case by case review will be conducted for students already enrolled. >> one of those students is the daughter of lori loughlin. the actor and her husband are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud. loughlin appearing in court after turning herself in. the judge setting bond at $1 million. federal prosecutors described a corrupt exchange of wealth, fame and influence for admissions. >> the man who allegedly took admission tests for students or replaced their answers with his own says he is profoundly sorry. mark riddell is charged with conspiracy. he says he understands how his actions contributed to a loss of trust in the college admissions process. this case is renewing concerns
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among parents and students that those who play by the rules are losing precious seats at elite universities to unqualified students with families with money and influence. new york city police are investigating the fatal shooting of a high ranking member of the gambino crime family, frank cali. police say officers responded to a 911 call wednesday night at his home on staten island. they have found the 53-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds. law enforcement officials say cali was believed to be the acting boss of the xwam bgambin family. a body found on the side of the road in north carolina has been identified as a missing mom. it is not the first time her husband has been widowed. authorities say all signs point to foul play in diana keel's death. her husband, lynn, was questioned and released this week. according to wral, his previous wife, elizabeth, also died at the same home in january 2006.
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at the time of her death, it was ruled an accident but expect that case to get a second look. 19 employees are suing u.p.s., they claim they suffered repeated racial discrimination on the job and the company did nothing to stop it. workers at the u.p.s. distribution center in maumee, ohio say nooses were hung above about the workstation of an african-american employee, a monkey doll dressed as a u.p.s. worker was publicly displayed and the "n" word was frequently used in the workplace. u.p.s. says it promptly investigated and took swift. the workers also say black employees were denied opportunities for advancement. they want $25,000 each in damages. the food and drug administration is cracking down on ecigarettes. the agency releasing a policy draft that could take some flavored products off the market. the measure would take action against stores selling flavored
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ecigarette products that are accessible to minors and as well as web sites selling them without verifying the buy ebuye age. the draft policy requires 30 days of comment before it can be finalized. march madness is in full swing. >> rejected by woolridge. at the buzzer, got it! >> how about that, ryan woolridge blocks the shot and then beats the buzzer from the opposite free-throw line. take another look at that. this is the first round of the conference usa tournament, north texas over florida international, 71-57. what a shot. congratulations to him. coming up, how much would you pay for 5g connection in your area? verizon is hoping just ten bucks. cnn business has the details next. ♪
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appliances. the u.s. has attributed the outage to the nicolas maduro regime's incompetence. the facebook interruption could be the biggest ever by the social network and its apps. facebook forced to turn to twitter to explain that its collection of wildly popular apps are having issues. >> and the "new york times" reporting facebook is under criminal investigation over its data sharing deals. the company had day that sharing arrangements with more than 150 companies and its partners were able to access user data without getting consent. facebook spokesperson tells cnn business the company is cooperating with the investigators. has late night comedy become too partisan? jay leno weighed in this week. >> i kind of used johnny's
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model. people cooperate figure out whether you were a republican or democrat. i would get hate mail from both sides equally. and that's sgkt exactly what i . when people see you as one sided, it makes tough. >> jimmy kimmel responded. >> the president was tapping his tiny little fingers to weigh in of all things late night komg comedy shows. he wrote jay leno points out that comedy on the very boring late night shows are totally one-sided. tough when there is only one topic. actually the one-sided hatred is incredible and for me unwatchable. what a snowflake. but remember, we are number one, president. i don't want to talk about donald trump every night. none of us do. but he gives us no choice. if he sat in the white house all day quietly working on things, i'd almost never mention him because it is not interesting. before 10:00 this morning, his
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former campaign chairman was sentenced to prison for the second time in a week. he called position the most successful president in history and he tweeted to let people know his wife hasn't been replaced with a body double. not supposed to mention that? obama wore mom jeans one time and we made jokes about it for six straight years. >> good point. let's get a check on cnn business this morning. global markets are mixed this morning. asian markets closed mostly lower after data showed growth and china industrial output fell for a 17 year low. on wall street the dow finished 148 points higher wednesday. the s&p 500 and nasdaq both increased just under 1%. it's been a brutal year for two big drug store companies. walgreen's stock down almost 10% this year making it the worst performer in the dow.
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cvs performing even worse, down nearly 14%. both chains are facing significant challenges, but for different reasons. walgreen's was recently put on notice by the fda for sellingor any other drug store. cvs has worries about its merger with aetna. amazon and walmart offer products at lower prices and amazon recently bought online pharmacy pill pack. verizon is hoping that you will pay at least ten more bucks per month for 5g. the carrier will start offering 5g service in parts of chicago and minneapolis next month. the service will be offered for free to verizon customers for the first three months. after that, it will cost them $10 more per month than 4 g. the service will only work on the moto z 3 and require an
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attachment that snaps on to the phone. last month samsung announced its first ever 5g smartphone that will be available to verizon customers later this year. "early start" continues right now. ready to run. beto o'rourke about to throw his hat into the 2020 race. a bomb cyclone makes a big mess of the rockies. the system is moving to the east. a messy rest of the week in store. hopefully they will very quickly come up with the answer. but until they do, the planes are grounded. >> concerning similarities found in data on two separate plane crashes. the u.s. now grounding the boeing max planes. and the republican senate poised
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to rebuke the president on his national emergency as a last minute compromise effort falls apart. we'll also have the latest on operation varsity blues, that crazy college admissions scandal. welcome to "early start." >> it is thursday, march 14. and it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. beto o'rourke ready to run. he is in iowa for three days of events and he already confirmed he is entering the race for president. in a text message, he says i'm really proud of what el paso did and what el paso represents. it is a big part of why i'm running. before that, o'rourke told "vanity fair," you can probably tell i want to run. i think i'll be good at it. this is the fight of our lives, not the fight of my political life. i want to be in it, man. i'm just born to be in it.

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