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first look at the mueller report goes to the white house. why the president's lawyers will review it before it goes to congress and the public. the death toll rising from the floods in the midwest, historic nebraska flooding blankets dozens of counties. the vice president heads there today. and boeing ceo has a message for air travelers in the wake of two plane crashes. what he says the company is doing to prevent more disasters. good morning, even. welcome to "early start." >> it is tuesday, march 19,
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will:00 a.wil4:00 a.m. in the east. the white house will get the first look at the mueller report and maybe a first edit. whatever part of the report attorney general bill barr decides to submit to congress and maybe make public, sources tell us that white house lawyers expect to review it first. >> they will be considering if and when to claim executive privilege. the president does have a legal right to withhold information if revealing it would disrupt the decision making process. but should he claim that right? pamela brown has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning. we have learned that white house lawyers expect to review whatever version of mueller's report attorney general barr submits to congress before it reaches lawmakers and the public. and this is a potential flash point, a political battle over the hotly anticipated document. the attorneys want the white house to have an opportunity to claim executive privilege over information in documents and white house officials over the last couple years, but the white
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house says this is within their legal purview, but it could set up a political bags of tttle of perception at least of the president shielding some information. as one source put it, there has always been tension between what looks best politically and what represents the interests of the institution. but preserving executive prf, trump's political optics and the white house views. executive privilege allows some conversations to be kept confidential. justice department lawyers could advise him against certain as versions if they don't feel it is legally defensible, but if president trump does exert executive privilege, it could be litigateded in court which democrats would almost certainly challenge it. back to you. and in a matter of hours we could learn more about the events leading up to the michael
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cohen raid. a federal judge has ordered the release of search warrants from the case granting requests from cnn and other media outlets. redactions will be made because some aspects are ongoing. the fbi you'll recall raided the home, office and hotel room of the president's former lawyer last april. cohen is scheduled to start a three year prison sentence in may. there is growing fallout after president trump's wild weekend on twitter when he went after pretty much everyone and everything from gm and the autoworkers union to an sln reach run, even fox news. he also attacked john mccain and meghan mccain returned fire. >> he spends his weekend obsessing over great men because everyone knows he will never be a great men. your life is spent on your weekends not with your family and friends but obsessing, obsessing over great men you could never live up to. that tells you everything you need to know about his pathetic
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life. >> strongly defending her dad. attorney george conway is the husband of kellyanne conway and he is questioning the president's mental fitness on twitter saying his condition is get being worse and americans should be thinking seriously now about trump's mental condition. conway also tweeted clinical definitions of narcicisstic and anti-social personality disorders. not surprisingly his wife kelly an does not share his concerns. >> no, i don't share those concerns before i have four kids and i was getting them out of house this morning before i got here so i haven't talked to the president about substance so i may not be up to speed on all of them. >> the trump re-election campaign manager claims george conway is jealous of his wife's success and is yubd miniundermi career. mike pompeo says he has no plans to leave his post.
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some have speculated that he may have his eye on an open senate seat in kansas. he was asked about his future monday. >> how long to you pldo you pla there? >> so i'm going to be there until he tweets me out of office. which i'm not counting on at least today. >> you may recall pompeo's predecessor was fired by president in a tweet. >> yes, of course. the state department held a rare media briefing conference call with associate pompeo on monday, but it barred the mainstream police corps, would not release a transcript and refused to say who attended. officials say the call on the topic of international freedom was restricted to faith based media. it would not say whether a rake of faiths were included.
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cnn vchltrsvped asking to be ind and received no reply. elizabeth warren mhad a tow hall last night and she rattled off a long list of proposals. she received a big ovation when she announced that she supports replacing the electoral college. >> she wants to go with the popular vote. we'll play you that sound bite in a bit. the idea gaining traction among democrats and across the country. hillary clinton beat donald trump in the popular vote and al gore beat george bush, but both lost the election. 12 states and d.c. says they will sign electoral college votes to the winner of the popular vote regardless of who wins the state, but the switch can only happen once enough states have signed on meaning
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2 270 votes. warren also faced a question about her native american heritage claim and the backlash it caused. >> i learned about my family from my family. and based on that, that is just kind of who i am. and i do the best i can with it. you know, there was an investigation, nothing i ever did or my family played any role in any job i ever got. >> warren is on board with medicare for all. she says she is open to multiple path universal coverae including less aggressive transition that might keep the private insurance industry rely vapts. key endorsements are at the top of the agenda of joe biden as he prepares for a 2020 announcement. last week biden created some buzz meeting privately with stacey abrams, arising
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democratic star. >> a person familiar with their meeting says that policy and politics were discussed, but not the possibility of joining the ticket. biden's team is now are considering scenarios for a campaign launch including possible locations in wilmington and biden's birth place of scranton, pennsylvania. boeing ceo trying to reassure the flying public after the two crashes killing nearly 350 people. the boeing chief says that the company is doing whatever is necessary to ensure the safety of the max planes going forward. >> we're united with you are on airline customers, international regular wlats tors and government authorities in our efforts to support the most recent investigation. understand the facts of what happened, and help prevent future tragedies. >> he says boeing will soon release a software update and related pilot training for the
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737 max will address concerns discovered following the lion air crash back in october. today mike pence heads to nebraska to tour flood damage. 74 cities, 65 counties and four tribal areas have declared emergencies in the wake of devastating flooding. >> yeah, this really is the most devastating flooding we've probably ever had in our state's history. >> farm animals stuck in floodwaters also be rescued, rounding up ponies, donkeys, sheep and even alpacas on air boats. >> a barrier broke filling basements with a feet of water. there were four deaths in two states. and more rain is coming to the midwest. stephanie elam is on the ground in nebraska. >> reporter: this is winslow, nebraska and for several days the people who live here in the small town of less than 200
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people couldn't even get here to see what it looks like. now they are able to clear away some of the debris on the roadway, but as you can see, look at the speed limit sign, you see how high the water still is, how high up it is on these houses. and every one of the houses in this town are surrounded by water. you can see so many things have been pushed away, toys, picnic benches, even stairs moved far away from the homes that they used to stand next to. right now while they are able to get closer, they still cannot get into their homes and they don't know when they will be able to because there is still so much water in here. and this is just one system where the water is starting to recede where others, it is still cresting. so this is just a small picture of what is happening throughout nebraska with these massive devastating floods. i talked to one couple that lived here for over 30 years and i asked them if they were going to rebuild and we have nowhere else to go, this have where we belong. dave and christine.
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majority of americans give the economy a glowing review. in a new cnn poll, 71% say the u.s. economy is in good shape. highest since february 2001. it is also the best rating of course of trump's presidency. now, it is a different story when you zero in on how trump is handling america's finances on the heels of his 2020 budget proposal projected large deficits and of course swelling public debt. his ratings for handling the budget are 56% approv and 34% disapprove. the white house view with tax cuts enough to rein in the deficit, but that hasn't report.
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a new report says the president won't get the boone in the economy without major legislative changes. it is predicted 3.2% in 2019, but the washington report posts that need a big truk bill, more tax cuts and more deregulation in order to get the economic boon he promised. and the shug arrest hisugar hig fade. right now the amount an undergraduate can borrow from the federal government is capped at $57,500. but graduate students and parents of undergraut graduates no limit. the administration is not saying what its proposed limit would be, it is also proposing a simplification of student loan repayments along with an expansion of the pell grant program to low income students enrolled in short term career training programs.
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black smoke is still rising from a spectacular fire at a petrochemical plant in houston. it has ben buen burning inside sunday. it could take until which is to exdistinguish the flames. air quality in the community remains normal. schools and businesses are set to reopen today. the cause of the huge fire is still under investigation. a crackdown on so-called ghost guns in new jersey, the attorney general announcing the first criminal charges for illegally trafficking the weapons. ghost guns are assembled from kits purchased online, they are untraceable, no registration, no serial numbers. four men were charged as part of a wider takedown of a suspected drug dealing network in and around camden county. governor phil murphy signed a bill outlawing ghost guns. the national inquirer paid
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nothing. not even his name. >> prime minister of new zealand there pledging solidarity with all muslims as her country's parliament convenes for the first time since 50 people were murdered in two mosques. the prime minister jacinda ardern refusing to speak the name of the killer and reiterating her vow to reform new zealand's gun laws. let's go live to christchurch and bring in ivan watson. ivan, just so fast, remarkable the speed at which they are promising reforms. good morning. >> reporter: it certainly is. and some of that, they are taking an example from australia which moved very quickly after a gun massacre in '96 and dramatically reduced the number of guns in that country. the prime minister also while she doesn't want to say the chief suspect's name, she called him an extremist, a terrorist and a criminal. and said that she wants to focus the attention on the victims. the police here in new zealand
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say they are still on high alert, there are concerns about the possibility of copycat patterns. and that is why you will see police walking around with rifles strapped on to their chests which is a very unusual scene and image here in new zealand. the people say they are not accustomed to seeing their law enforcement carrying weapons like that out on the streets in front of hospitals for example. the police have had a hard time, the authorities, with the shear loss of life in what was the deadliest terror attack in new zealand's modern history last friday. they have completed postmortem examinations, they have identified 12 bodies thus far and have only just begun returning six of those victims to anguished families who are desperate to bid farewell, a final farewell, to their families, to bury their missing
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loved ones. and as one muslim community leader here put it, it is not just the muslim community that are victims of this attack, it is all new zealanders since the could you be has never seen loss of life on this scale before. >> and real solidarity you're seeing. people still coming to show their respects. >> thank you so much for that, ivan. i want to -- just for full disclosure, i want to correct some numbers that i gave you a few minutes ago. we got the numbers flipped on the president's halti e's handl budget. this is the new cnnle polling. his ratings for handling the budget are negative, 56% disapprove. while just 34% approve. i had those flipped last time when i read those. apologize for that error. 71% do say that the u.s. economy is in good shape and that is the highest since february 2001. all right. for the record. just clear that up. thank you.
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27 minutes past the hour. who gets the first look at the mueller report? turns out the white house. why the president's lawyers will review it before congress and the public. k? (vo) automatically sort your expenses and save over 40 hours a month. (danny) every day you're nearly fried to a crisp, professionally! (vo) you earned it, we're here to make sure you get it. quickbooks. backing you.
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text listen9 to 500500 today. ♪ the first look at the mueller report goes to the white house. why the president's lawyers will review it before it goes to congress and the public. the death toll rising from flooding in nebraska. historic flood blanketing dozens of counties. the vice president will be there today. and boeing's ceo has a message for air travelers in the wake of those two plane crashes. what he says the company is doing to prevent more disasters. welcome back to "early start." >> good morning. 4:31 eastern time on a tuesday. we start in the nation's capital. the world waits for the mueller report, but the white house gets the first look and maybe a first he had edit. whatever part bill barr decides
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to submit to congress and maybe make public, sources tell us that white house lawyers expect to review it first. >> they will be considering if and when to claim executive privilege. the president does have a legal right to withhold information if revealing it would disrupt the decision making progress, but should he claim that right. pamela brown has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning. we have learned that white house lawyers expect to review whatever version of mueller's report attorney general barr submits to congress before it reaches lawmakers and the public. and this is a potential flash point, a political battle over the hotly anticipated document. the attorneys want the white house to have an opportunity to claim executive privilege over information drawn from documents and interviews with white house officials over the last couple of year. these sources said. but the white house has the legal purview, but it could set up a legal battle over the perception at the very least of president trump trying to shield certain information from the public about an investigation
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that has swirled around him since the first day of his presidency. as one source close to the white house put it, there has always been tension between what looks best politically and what events the interests of the institution. but preserving executive privilege trump's political optics and the white house view. executive privilege allows the president's conversations with other officials be kept confidential if he chooses to assert it. justice lawyers could advise him against certain assertions if they don't feel it is legally defensible, but if president trump does assert executive privilege, the decision could be lit ga litigated in court if it is challenged which democrats would almost certainly do. back to you. >> pamela, thank you for that. there is growing fallout after president trump's wild weekend on twitter when he went after pretty much everyone and everything from gm and the autoworkers union to a reare not of saturday night live oiging to hillary clinton, robert mueller, even fox news. he also attacked senator john
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mccain twice. mccain's daughter returned fire. >> listen, he spends his weekend obsessing over great men because he knows it and i know it and all of you know it, he will never be a great man. your life is spent on your weekends not with your family, not with your friends, but obsessing, obsessing over great men you could never live up to. that tells you everything you need to know about his pathetic life. >> george conway, husband of kellyanne conway, questioned the president's mental fitness on twitter saying, quote, his condition is getting worse. americans should be thinking seriously now about trump's mental condition. conway also tweeted clinical definitions of narcicisstic and anti-social personality disorders. not surprisingly conway's wife kellyanne does not share those concerns. >> no, i don't share those concerns and i have four kids and i was getting them out of the house this morning before i got here, so i didn't talk to
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the president about substance. so i may not be up to speed on all of them. >> of the trump re-election campaign manager claims conway is jealous of his wife's success and is undermining her career. democratic hopeful elizabeth warren making a pitch to southern voters at a town hall last night in jackson, mississippi. she rattled on off a long list proposals and got a big ovation when she announced that she supports replacing the electo e le al college. >> come a general election, presidential candidates don't come to places like mississippi because we're not the battle ground states. well, my view is that every vote matters. that means get rid of the electoral college and everybody -- >> the idea of abandoning the electoral college is gaining traction among democrats.
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in the popular vote hillary clinton beat donald trump and al gore beat george bush but both lost the election. 12 states in washington, d.c. have said they plan to assign electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote regardless of who wins their states. >> the is switch could only hap once they have the 270 electoral votes. warren wants medicare for all and including less aggressive transitions that might keep the private insurance industry relevant. we're learning a second top aide to senator gill graibrand resigned. in 2017, the aide made at least one sexist remark in front of a are junior staffer. this follows revelations last week another woman who worked in senator gillibrand's office accused a different senior staffer of sexual harassment in
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2018. >> and gillibrand who made her 2020 run official on sunday with the slogan of be brave, she defended her handling of the accusations during an msnbc town hall. and she also defended leading the push for al franken to resign when he was accused of harassment. >> senator franken was entitled to whatever type of review or process he wanted. he could have stuck it out, stayed in the senate, gone through his ethics committee investigation for as long as he wanted. he could have sued all of the eight women who came out against him. those were his choices. i had to make my choice. >> she has positioned herself as a leading voice in the me t"me movement. selecting the right running mate and securing endorsements are at the top of the agenda if joe biden. last week biden created some buzz meeting privately with stacy abe brams,ey abrams, aris
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democratic star. person familiar with their meeting says policy and politics were discussed, but not the possibility of joining the ticket. bid biden's team is considering scenarios for a campaign launch possibly involving locations in wilmington, delaware and biden and 's birth place of skrcranton, pennsylvania. boeing's ceo is trying to reassure the flying public after the two deadly crashes that killed nearly 350 people. the boeing chief says the company is doing whatever is necessary to ensure the safety of the max planes going forward. >> we're united with our customers and regulators in our ertzs to support the most recent investigation. understand the facts of what happened, and help prevent future tragedies. >> he says boeing will release soon a software update and related pilot training for the 737 max that will address these
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concerns discovered following the lion air crash back in october. many wonder why there wasn't pilot training and the software fix before, like why was this plane rolled out in such big numbers, investigations in to how that all went down. >> and the faa, are they not doing enough, are they letting boeing do a lot of the work in. ahead, mike pence is in nebraska today to tour flood damage. 74 cities, 65 counties, four tribal areas have declared emergencies in the wake of heavy flooding. >> yeah, this really is the most devastating flooding we've probably ever had in our state's history. >> farm animals stuck in floodwaters also being rescued. crews rounding up ponies, donkeys, sheep, even alpacas on air boats. >> and also intense flooding in iowa, a barrier broke filling basements with feet of water. these floods blamed on at least four deaths in two states and it
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could go from bad to worse as more rain comes to the midwest. ped grram javaheri joining us w the forecast. and this is a potentially multiweek e here before conditions improve in large areas of the midwest and down toward portions of the mississippi river valley. this is going to be the concern at least the next couple days because the temperatures not only out of the 30s and 40s, but into the 50s and 60s the next couple days. but friday we're talking about 61 in places like st. louis and farther toward the north, even the 40s and 50s, plenty warm here to allow the snowfall to begin to melt and of course rain on top of this and then a frozen surface beneath all of this inhibits anything being absorbed. so we're seeing additional runoff across some of these regions. so showers expected the next 24 or so hours, but upwards of almost 300 gauges still reporting some flooding across this region of the country as the next round of wet weather
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green. cnn business spoke to green in lordstown yesterday. >> a lot of people here about reform. he came here and told folks don't sell your house, those jobs are coming back. >> through the president said don't sell your house, jobs will come back under trump. green said many gm employees who worked at that lordstown plant frustrated, they say it is not clear what the company means by unallocated plants. >> there are some opportunities to transfer, but not everybody can do that. some people are taking care of an elderly parent or have children with special needs. so they can't just pack up and leave. they are not sure if they should. >> beto o'rourke made an unannounced stop at a young hall near the closed plant. he said workers feel forgotten. >> you see a homemade sign that says bring the gm plant back. to me that speaks of a level of frustration and desperation. a community that has hosted the success of one of the world's
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biggest corporations that has been left behind by that corporation. >> so this lordstown plant is kind of a political symbol for the president, right? he vowed to autoworkers that his policies would keep their jobs in america. trumbull county where that plant is flipped by 29 points in 2016, that i think why beto o'rourke is there. just an interesting time when republicans are telling private businesses how to operate. just strange turf for the party. the frud watrump administra wants to put a limit on student loan borrowing. undergraduates can borrow $57,500. but graduate students and parents of undergraduates face no limits. the administration is now saying what its proposed limit might be. 43 million borrowers owe more than $1.4 trillion in federal student loans. usc is blocking students who may be connected to the college
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admissions scandal from registering for classes while the school investigates. the university is not saying how many students are affected. but says that they have been notified their status is under review. ultimately usc could revoke their address mission or even expel them. the university previously announced that applicants tied to the alleged cheating scheme will be denied admission. black smoke still rising from a spectacular fire at a petrochemical plant in suburban houston. it has burned since sunday. fire officials say it could take until wednesday to extinguish the flames and tanks filled with gas, oil and chemicals. they hope once the fire is contained they can close the tank valves and the fire will put itself out. air quality remains normal and the cause is still under investigation. four top democrats are demanding a new fbi investigation into president
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trump's apparent ties to cindy yank oig. democrats want to find out if she illegally leveraged her relationship with the president by selling access to chinese investors. last month robert kraft was charged with soliciting prostitution at a massage parlor that was founded by yang. important to note, she sold her interest in that company years ago. could rcameras on airplane seats be readying you? two senators want that answer. they want airlines to clarify how the cameras are used. tech experts suggest the cameras could be hacked. senators say the notion that in-flight cameras may monitor passengers while they sleep, eat or have private conversations is troubling. all the airlines contacted by cnn travel 15i say the cameras are not in use. espn is apologizing after it accidently aired brackets for
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simple. easy. awesome. stay connected while you move with the best wifi experience and two-hour appointment windows. click, call or visit a store today. authorities are still piecing together the motive of a man who opened fire on a tram in outrecht killing three and injuring five. atika shubert is there with the very latest. what do we know? >> reporter: yeah, the city as you can imagine is still processing what happened. here is the headlines this morning. utrecht in shock. you can see there the body of one of the victims in that photograph. and a city in fear. now, what we know for sure is three people have died, five have been injured. the main suspected shooter is in custody. another two suspect have also been are arrested but we're not clear what the relationship is between them. the police have not given
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details of the victims out of respect for their families, but the shooter, a 37-year-old gokmen tanis, born in turkey, but living here in utrecht. he was somebody known to police. he had been in trouble quite a few times. but what is not clear is what was his motivation in carrying out this brutal attack, was it personal or political. there are some reports that there splay been a family dispute, that he had recently been in trouble with the law, but police say they are still investigating that all of that is still speculation. for now they are not ruling out any possible motives. and they hope to bring out a statement later today. christine. >> thank you so much for that. ten days an counting and brexit is in serious trouble. the speaker of britain's house of commons says he will not allow the government to present prime minister theresa may's eu withdrawal agreement again unless that deal is substantially revised from the first two times it was voted down. anna stewart is live in the uk
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with what in the world happens today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and you know, einstein once said that the difference nation of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. and so given that, perhaps t speaker has a point. this deal, the prime minister's deal, has been defeated now overwhelmingly twice. if she cannot get vote on her deal through are parliament this week or next week, the deadline for brexit is next friday, what does she do. first of all, she is heading to brussels this thursday for a summit. she wants to ask for an extensi extension. she needs a short one regardless of what happens. but the eu could turn around and say listen, if you need substantial changes to the brexit deal, you are going to need a lot longer. they could offer maybe a lengthy 21 months. that will get some brexiteers in her party very worried indeed. the other option maybe they don't agree to a delay at all.
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what could happen then? regardless currently in law the uk will leave eu next friday in ten days time with or without a deal. we are right down to the wire and the brexit curve balls just keep coming. >> a disastrous economicstewart. global stocks are mixed right now. tokyo, shanghai down. hong kong up a little bit. and london mixed. u.s. futures are slightly higher here. building on yesterday's gain. the dow gained 65 points monday, the s&p 500 and nasdaq also closed solidly higher. and the s&p 500 closing at a five month high. lyft has set a price range for its initial public offering which could value the company at about $20 billion. lyft expects to raise $2.1 billion through the sale of stock. slch dri something is different about this year's ncaa men's college
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basketball tournament. it is perfectly okay to bet on the games. this is the first tournament to take place since the supreme court ruled last year that states can legalize sports gambling. it could mean big bucks to draft kic kings. their ceo said people can bet on individual games and as well as submit brackets for 20 bucks that makes them eligible for a chance to win $100,000. and there is also a free bracket people can play that offers smaller prizes. people bet on these games? >> massive. massive money. and it is beginning to eclipse the betting in vegas. "early start" continues with the flooding out of nebraska. the first look at the mueller report goes to the white house. why the president's lawyers will review it before it goes to congress and the public. the death toll rising from
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flooding in nebraska. historic flooding blanketing dozens of counties. the vice president will be there today. and boeing's ceo has a message for air travelers in the wake of those two plane crashes. what he says the company is doing to prevent more disasters. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it is tuesday, march 19. the trump of the tropics in brazil at the white house today. that will be an interesting press conference in the 1:00 hour. very similar rhetoric from these two. but we start with the white house as well with the world waiting for the mueller report, but the white house will get the first look and maybe a first edit. whatever part bill barr decides to submit to congress and maybe make public, sources tell us that white house lawyers expect to review it first. >> they will be considering if and when to claim executive privilege. the president does have a legal right to withhold information if revealing it would disrupt the decision making progress, but should he claim that right. pamela brown has more fr

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