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ll for a strategy gut check with td ameritrade. ♪ the white house is scrambling to get a health care planned parentho plan record for congress after the president relaunched the battle that cost them the house. twitter with a major policy shift. >> our new attorney general bill barr, had he been there initially, this all would not have happened. >> the president all but admitting he wanted control of the russia investigation from the start. democratic calls are growing for robert mueller to testify. and another bizarre turn for
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jussie smollett. the files in his case are released before being resealed. good morning, welcome to "early start." >> good to have you back. a lot of questions on that jussie smollett story. we're still confusing. it is thursday, march 28, 4:00 a.m. in the east. someone is rich he were after the powerball -- neither of us. we start in the nation's capital where even republicans appear bewildered by president trump's promise to make the gop, quote, the party of health care. deep divisions over the affordable care act that bogged down the party two years ago remain. and according to axios, kevin k mccarthy told the decision to renew efforts to kill obamacare made no sense especially after the democrats routesed the republicans in the midterms in part over that issue of pre-existing conditions. >> right now the white house has no plan for replacing the
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affordable care act if a decision by the texas judge to strike down that law is upheld. but the administration insists there will be one. >> the president will be putting forward plans this year that we hope to introduce into congress, but the reality is that the court decision is liskly not untu likely not until the simmummer 2020. the president has said that he would not sign any law unless it protected pre-existing conditions. >> he has repeatedly made that promise but keeps backing plans that would eliminate them. overnight the president's tweets with twitter's input a major shift for social media. twitter will start labeling tweets from officials that violate its rules. twitter's head of legal policy appeared at a "washington post" sponsored event in san francisco. the social media giant is still refusing to remove president trump's more questionable tweets
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if you will saying that they are in the public interests. but next time the president sends an offensive tweet, it might be accompanied by a note providing more information. >> there are other types of content that we believe are in the public interests that people may want to have a conversation around. but today when we leave that content on a platform, there is no context afternoon that. and it just lives on twitter and people assume that that is the type of content or behavior that is allowed by our rules. >> even though your rules say no bullying. >> exactly. >> twitter will still remove tweets from anyone with violent or threatening content. the president regularly uses the platform to attack political enemies even sharing images of his foes behind bars. the president has also gone after big tech itself claiming it favors democrats. >> i'm able to get the word out through my social media because i have great social media. but it is much tougher than it should be.
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i deal with twitter. it is not right the way they do it. and it seems to be if they are conservative, if they are republicans, if they are in a certain group, there is discrimination. >> and there are growing concerns the president's twitter behavior has influenced politicians on the local and state levels as well as abroad. president trump is heading to grand rapids, michigan tonight for his first campaign rally since the mueller probe wrapped up. the president has already given his first tv interview since the four page summary. barr effectively clearing the president of collusion but not on ob strusks. in t naturally the president railed against the mueller probe calling it an attempted takeover of our government. >> our new attorney general bill barr is a great gentleman. and i've heard about him for years. he is a great man. had he been there initially, this all would have not happened
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because what has gone on there is just a disgrace to our country. >> the president says if he had made barr his first attorney general instead of jeff sessions, there would be no mueller report. as much as admitting that he wanted to control the russia investigation. in fact, the mueller probe started partly because mr. trump fired the first person investigating russia collusion james comey. the former fbi director yesterday weighed in on robert mueller's decision to punt on the obstruction question. >> the obstruction piece confuses me. the purpose of the special counsel is to make sure that the politicals, in this case the attorney general, doesn't make the ultimate call on whether the subject of the investigation, the president of the united states, should be held criminally libable for activitis under investigation. so the idea that the special counsel wouldn't reach the question and hand to the political leadership doesn't make sense. >> house intelligence chairman
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adam schiff sticking to his claim there is evidence of collusion even if mueller could not prove the crime of conspiracy. schiff is not backing off his investigation, but he says that he is in a holding pattern until more is learned about what the special counsel uncuffed. schiff wants to hear from bob mueller position.d. schiff wants to hear from bob mueller position. mts. himself. >> he will have to testify. whether before or after we get the report may depend on how much bill barr stalls in providing that report to the public. >> on that point jerry nadler says that bar i go r will not c to releasing the full mueller report. >> i'm most concerned that when i asked whether he could commit that the american people and the congress would see the entire unredacted report and the underlying evidence, he would not make a commitment on that. and that is not acceptable. >> house democrats have set an
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april 2 deadline for attorney general barr to release the report and mueller's underlying evidence. n senator core booker trying to sell the idea that he can beat president trump. during a town hall event, booker criticized the president's policies and personal attacks. he also challenged fellow democrats on the issue of reparations or compensation in some form for the descendants of slaves. >> can i tell you why i'm frustrated and disappointed by the reparation conversation? it is being reduced as just a box to check. when this is so much more of a serious conversation. i have the only legislation in the entire congress that columbia university says it would virtually eliminate the generation al gap. every child born would get a bond at birth and during the time every year of their life,
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they would have more money placed in it. >> the 2020 presidential pumped the breaks on impeachment talk. and a 2020 note for you, a new candidate will enter the race today. who is it? find out this morning live on "new day." you have me intrigued. ok okay. the case of jussie smollett going from surprising to flat out bizarre. the illinois attorney general has been asked to review the handling of the case. illinois house republican leader jim did your kin tells the "chicago sun-times" as a former assistant's states attorney he's concerned about the integrity of the investigation. >> prosecutors abruptly dropped charges that he plotted the bogus attempt on himself. he was let off despite video evidence showing his attackers buying materials that smollett gave him cash for.
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on wednesday a portion of the reports were released before being advised a court order actually prohibited that release. >> kim fox claims that clerks made a mistake sealing the case even though the prosecutor in court did not object when smollett's lawyers asked for the record to be sealed. fox had recused herself from the case and says she believes her office could have obtained a conviction against smollett. still she defends her office's decision to drop the charges. >> the likelihood that someone would get a sentence for a class four felony is slim. i don't want people to believe that there are two measures of justice for the privileged and those without. once the rhetoric and the emotions stop, we will stand by our record. >> chicago mayor rahm emanuel has called the decision a whi whitewash of justice. a shooting rampage in
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seattle leaving two dead and two others wounded. police describe them as random senseless act. a gunman tried to car jack a woman and she was shot and is now in critical condition. the gunman then set his sights on a crowded bus. >> the suspect opened fire on the metro bus striking the driver. the driver was able to turn the bus around and get it to a safe area where we were able to get aid to him and the passengers on the bus. >> police say the gunman then carjacked another car shooting and killing the 50-year-old driver. a high speed police chase then ensued. the suspect colliding with another car killing the 70-year-old driver. after a brief standoff, officers took the suspect into custody. a south carolina fifth grader is dead after being injured in a school night. paramedics found him unconscious in the nurse's station. she was air lifted to a medical
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center in charleston where she died two days later. a special ed teacher at the school says bullying has been an issue. >> my child personally went through it on two different occasions to one point where she had to switch schools. i think our students should be put first in all situations. >> a student has been suspended while the investigation is under way. it is unclear whether that student was involved in the fight. somebody in wisconsin has a lot of extra cheddar this morning. the one jackpot winning ticket in the $768 million powerball drawing was sold in wisconsin. the jackpot is the third largest in u.s. history. and powerball's second biggest ever. the winning number 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and powerball 12. if you arewinner, please call us. for everyone else, there is the mega ball tomorrow night.
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anything but order. the united kingdom hopelessly deadlock deadlocked, lawmakers failing to agree to the plan being pitched by theresa may. the prime minister even offering to resign in a desperate attempt to save her deal. so what in the world happens now? let's go to 10 downing street. nic robertson, you certainly have the answer, right, sir? and how does theresa may quitting help reach a deal? >> reporter: of course i have the answer. i've been sitting on it for a while and just waiting for parliament to figure it out.
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you heard it there, it sounds like they are having a hilarious time. they are not. this is a country in a terrible state of crisis. eight votes there they had last night to try to give an idea of which was the best way forward, which way would mps most agree on and the bottom line was every single one of the eight options was all voted town. the prime minister has offered to resign. she has offered to let a new leader of the conservative party, a new prime minister lead the country in the next phase of the brexit negotiations. but we're not even at that point yet. today we just don't know what is coming next. the mps who had those votes yesterday think that they might get a second shot at to get more clarity on monday and we're waiting to find out today if the prime minister is going to try to have another what they call meaningful vote on the withdrawal agreement that she has carved up with the you european union. it lost twice badly already. she still doesn't have the
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support to get it through. the most important political ally she needs the democratic unist pau unionist party are refusing to come board and her hard line party members saying they won't do it too. and that is the reality of where we are now. >> what a mess. just hard to imagine resigning and then letting disorder be your legacy. but there is a lot of questions ahead. nic robertson, thank you, sir. we'll check back with you next half hour. five confirmed cholera cases have been reported in mozambique two weeks after a cyclone ravaged the country. 1900 malaria cases are also being reported there. the death toll from the sigh cl clone now starts at 408.
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hundreds of thousands of people have been affected and the death toll is expected to rise as recovery crews do their work. >> some flewsogruesome details. ahead two college students and their parents suing because they say top colleges passed on them to accept bribes from others. the biggest week in television is almost here.
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the white house is scrambling to get a health care plan ready and republicans will be will dered. twitter with a major policy shift. offensive tweets from officials including the president will be annotated by the tech gooi. giant. >> our new attorney general bill barr, had he been there initially, this all would not have happened. >> the president all but admitting he wanted control of the russia investigation from the start. and another bizarre turn for jussie smollett. the files in his case are released before being resealed. welcome back to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm jessica dean.
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even republicans appear bewildered by president trump's promise to make the gop the party of health care. deep divisionsoff the affordable care act that bogged down the party two years ago remain. and according to axios, kevin mccarthy told the president the decision to renew efforts to kill obamacare made no sense. especially after the democrats routed the republicans in the midterms in part over the issue. >> right now the white house has no plan for replacing the affordable care act if a decision by the texas judge to strike down that law is upheld. but the administration insists there will be one. >> the president will be putting forward plans this year that we hope to introduce into congress, but the reality is that the court decision is likely not until the summer of 2020. we don't know how they would rule. the president has said that he would not sign any law unless it protected pre-existing
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conditions. >> he has repeatedly made that promise but keeps backing plans that would eliminate them. the president will tweet and now twitter will add its say. in a major shift for social media, twitter will start labeling tweets from officials that violate its rules. twitter's head of legal policy appeared at a "washington post" sponsored event in san francisco. the social media giant is still refusing to remove president trump's more questionable tweets saying that they are in the public interests. but next time the president sends an offensive tweet, it might be accompanied by a note providing more information. >> there are other types of content that we believe are in the public interests that people may want to have a conversation around. but today when we leave that content on a platform, there is no context around that. and it just lives on twitter and
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people assume that that is the type of content or behavior that is allowed by our rules. >> even though your rules say no bullying. >> exactly. >> twitter will still remove tweets from anyone with violent or threatening content. the president regularly uses the platform to attack political enemies even sharing images of his foes behind bars. the president has also gone after big tech itself claiming it favors democrats. >> i'm able to get the word out through my social media because i have great social media. but it is much tougher than it should be. i deal with twitter. it is not right the way they do it. and it seems to be if they are conservative, if they are republicans, if they are in a certain group, there is discrimination. >> and there are growing concerns the president's twitter behavior has influenced politicians on the local and state levels as well as abroad. president trump is heading to grand rapids, michigan tonight for his first campaign rally since the mueller probe wrapped up. the president has already given
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his first tv interview since the four page summary. barr effectively clearing the president of collusion but not on obstruction. in the interview the president railed against the mueller probe calling it an attempted takeover of our government. >> our new attorney general bill barr is a great gentleman. and i've heard about him for years. he is a great man. had he been there initially, this all would have not happened because what has gone on there is just a disgrace to our country. >> the president says if he had made barr his first attorney general instead of jeff sessions, there would be no mueller report. as much as admitting that he wanted to control the russia investigation. in fact, the mueller probe started partly because mr. trump fired the first person investigating russia collusion james comey. the former fbi director yesterday weighed in on robert mueller's decision to punt on the obstruction question.
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>> the obstruction piece confuses me. the purpose of the special counsel is to make sure that the politicals, in this case the attorney general, doesn't make the ultimate call on whether the subject of the investigation, the president of the united states, should be held criminally liable for activities under investigation. so the idea that the special counsel wouldn't reach the question and hand it to the political leadership doesn't make sense. >> house intelligence chairman adam schiff sticking to his claim there is evidence of collusion even if mueller could not prove the crime of conspiracy. schiff is not backing off his investigation, but he says that he is in a holding pattern until more is learned about what the special counsel uncovered. schiff wants to hear from bob mueller himself. >> he will have to testify. whether before or after we get the report may depend on how much bill barr stalls in
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providing that report to the public. >> on that point jerry nadler says that barr will not commit to releasing the full mueller report. house democrats have set an april 2 deadline. the case of jussie smollett going from surprising to flat out bizarre. the illinois attorney general has been asked to investigate the handling of that case. >> he was let off despite video evidence showing his attackers buying materials that smollett gave them cash for. on wednesday the chicago police department released a portion of smollett's investigatio investis before being advised that court order prohibited the release. >> kim fox claimed clerks made a mistake sealing the case even though the prosecutor in court did not object when smollett's lawyers asked for the record to
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be sealed. fox had recused herself in the case and said she believes her office could have obtained a conviction against smollett still she defends her office's decision to drop the charges. >> the likelihood that someone would get a prisolic prison sen the class four felony is swim. there is not two measures of justice. once the emotions stop, we will stand by our record. >> mayor emanuel has called the decision a whitewash of justice. embattle ed plane maker boeg making its most direct attempt to fix a safety issue that investigators believe led to two recent crashes that killed 346 people. regulators and some 200 pilots gathered at its plant in washington state as it unveiled an overhaul to its safety software and training pilots through scenarios on a flight
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sim you uhe late tore. >> and the faa acting chief fiercely defended the government's approach delegating blood oversight and safety certification of the max planes to boeing itself. he also told lawmakers early data was not enough to warrant grounding the planes. >> i can't speak to the reasoning that the other nations took. i know that in communication with those countries in our request what data might they have, they did not have any data for us. >> southwest, the largest domestic carrier in the u.s., says it has taken a huge hit in large part because of the grounding of the 737 max jets. it says that it has cut 9400 flights in the past six weeks and more cancellations are expected. breaking overnight, a shooting rampage in seattle leaving two people dead and two others critically wounded. seattle police describe the killings as a random senseless act. the incident unfolding when a gunman tried to carjack a woman,
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she was shot and is in critical condition. the gunman then set his sights on a crowded bus. >> the suspect opened fire on the metro bus striking the driver. the driver was able to back the bus up and turn it around and get it out of the area where it is currently where you see it right now where we were able to get aid to him and the passengers on the bus. >> the gunman then carjacked another car shooting and killing the 50-year-old driver. a high speed police chase ensued and the suspect collided with another car killing that 70-year-old driver. after a brief standoff, officers took the suspect into custody. somebody in wisconsin has a lot of extra cheddar this morning. the one jackpot winning ticket in the $768 million drawing was sold in wisconsin. the jackpot is the third largest in u.s. history and power ball's second biggest ever. those winning numbers 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and powerball 12.
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treasury secretary steven mnuchin and robert lighthizer are in beijing for two days of talks. a chinese delegation comes to washington in april. the grand finale would be a signing ceremony at mar-a-lago in late april. no deal times eight. british lawmakers cannot agree on a brexit plan even as the prime minister says she will quit just to get the job done. we're live in london. and this is charlie still not coughing while trying his hardest not to wake zeus. delsym 12-hour. nothing lasts longer for powerful cough relief.
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explain what is an incredibly complicated situation without a lot of answers. >> reporter: chaotic, complicated, you heard it there yesterday, it was some kind of a show going on there in parliament. but it didn't show the parliamentarians the way forward, and after all the different eight votes that were supposed to be indicative votes that would indicate where the mps could actually have agreement and perhaps find an alternative path to theresa may's agreement. they didn't do it. every one of the eight propositions were voted down, some of them narrowly. theresa may on the other hand offered her resignation dated sometime later this year, sometime she will hand off the ble brexit gonegotiations to a new leader. and of course also what is not clear is can theresa may resurrect that agreement that she's made with the eu and get it voted through the houses of
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parliament. she has tried it twice and it was defeated twice. there is possibility she might bring to a vote this week, but she doesn't have the support despite offering her resignation. she still needs the support of the hard line democratic unionist mps from northern ireland and she doesn't have it. doesn't seem like it is there for the taking right now. it is not clear how the country moves forward from here. >> all right. more to come. thank you. new cars sold in europe will have to be equipped with speed limiters starting in 2022. the european union agreeing to new safety rules that require intelligence speed assistance systems. they can be temporarily overridden by the driver. some automakers have gps or cameras that detect supposed speed limits and make sure drivers aed here. most safety interest perths are exerts with are ap34r5udiplaudi
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education secretary betsy devos is defending her proposal to cut funding for the special olympics. she is under fire for her plan to cut 12% from the department's budget. it is the third year in a row she has kaufled f ed fcalled fo funding for special olympics and she argues that it is not a federal program, it is a private organization, i love its work, thereare dozens of worthy nonprofits that support students with disabilities that didn't get a dime of federal grant money. she says special olympics does not need federal backing because the program can raise private con fridtri the program can raise private con fridtrbutions and that she a private donation to the organization last year. an $80 million award for a california man who says roundup
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gave him cancer. the jury found that it was a substantial factor causing his nonhodgkins lymphoma. monsanto was negligent in not warning of the product's risks. its parent company says they will appeal. about 11,000 similar cases are still pending. james fields, the man accused of driving his car into a crowd of counterprotestors in charlottesville has changed his plea to avoid the death penalty. fields was convicted of 29 federal hate crimes for that 2017 attack that resulted in the death of 32-year-old heather heyer. fields changeed his plea wednesday. he will be sentenced in july. police in florida have identified the student at marjory stoneman douglas high school who apparently took his own life last weekend.
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cal i v calvin was a sophomore. he is the second student to die by suicide recently. sydney aiello graduated last year also committed suicide. it has put a new focus on post-traumatic stress. the national suicide prevention life line, 1-800-273-8255. for the first time in more than two decades, the faa is proposing new guidelines to modernize breast cancer screenings. all women in the u.s. getting mammograms would receive information about breast density. dense tissue can obscure signs of breast cancer. the fda has also proposed expanding the categories used to classify mammography findings. and this should shep screening facilities to more precisely classify those findings. it will also help patients and cared providers make more informed decisions after receiving mammogram results.
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mcdonald's will no longer pay lobbyists to fight minimum wage hikes. the company says it believes pay increases should be phased in. the average starting salary for employees at ownkoerpt correspps is above $10 an hour. and mcdonald's has been a target for groups fighting to raise the minimum wage nationwide. a criminal suspect sucker puch punches a florida public defender. the lawyer was appearing on behalf of another broward county inmate. a defendant waiting for his own hearing gets up and punches her in the head. that defendant william green had been arrested tuesday charged with attacking a hospital technician. the public defender's office says it was a poor judgment call for green not to be under closer supervision. she was treated and released and
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is now at home. california woman has been awarded $150,000 in child support nearly 50 years after her divorce. tony anderson married don in 1966. they split two years later. a judge ordered him to pay child support for their then 3-year-old daughter, but he never did. the 74-year-old anderson says last year she had a life changingizati changing realization that there is no statute of limitations for child support in california. so she googled her ex-husband, found him living in oregon with a big house and boat. anderson filed a motion for the unpaid child support. the judge granted her request and perhaps now she gets her own boat. a check on cnn business. global markets are mixed as u.s./china trade talks continue. asian markets closed lower. european markets are higher. on wall street, futures are higher. markets finished lower wednesday, the dow closed down
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32 points recovering from an earlier slide of 232. the s&p 500 and nasdaq both closed lower as well. gdp will be released this morning. economists expect fourth quarter ghch gdp to be as low as 1.8%, well below the president's goal of 3%. ford is pulling the plug on its car business in russia closing three of the four plants it operates there. the company said that joint venture will now concentrate on makinger which shal vehicles. last year ford announced that it would restructure its global operations in order to free up resources for electric and self-driving are cars. ford says it expects most plant closings and cut backs to happen outside of north america as part of its restructuring. we're less than one month away from this year's biggest film, avengers he saend game. and fans might be sitting a while watching.
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>> to everyone not in this room to try. >> a ticketing site reporting that end game ran 182 minutes. or just over three hours. before deleting that information. if it is anywhere close to that, it would be the longest marvel film produced. disney is not confirming length of the movie. end game premieres april 26th. i cannot wait. "early start" continues right now. the white house is scrambling to get a health care plan ready. republicans bewildered after the president rye launched the battle that cost them the house. twitter with a major policy shift. the tech giant will start adding context to offensive tweets from officials including the president. >> our new attorney general bill barr, had he been there

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