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help each other. thanks for joining us on "the daily briefing." i'm see you at 5:00 on "the five". it's wild card wednesday. i'm dana perino. here's shep. >> shepard: it's noon on the west coast, 3:00 at the supreme court where a man says he should not be on death row because the prosecutor kept black people off the jury. prosecutors say they had good reason to block those jurors. and this case prompting the first question from justice clarence thomas in years. also, one city could be the first in the nation to ban e cigarettes. supporters say it's to keep kids from vaping. ecig makers say they help smokers switch to a safer habit. a warning, if you don't like snakes. close your eyes now. we'll show you what one man found under his house. just a few snakes, he said.
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ha! reporting begins now. a live look. lima, ohio. 80 miles north and east of columbus. the president touring an army tank manufacturing plant ahead of a speech set for a few minutes from now. a fund-raising dinner this evening. ohio a key battleground state. this is the president's first visit since before the mid-terms. but his tenth trip since he took the office. it also comes at a time of hardship for some across that state. the general motors plant in lordstown closing earlier this month, putting more than 1,000 people out of work. president trump criticized g.m. for the closure. company executives said it was a matter of supply and demand. they also say hundreds of those workers now have new jobs and that g.m. helped cover the cost of transferring. we'll monitor the president's speak for any news and you can watch it at our website.
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on the way to ohio, president trump lashed out at the russia investigation and specifically the special counsel, robert mueller. >> no collusion. i have no idea when it will be released. it's interesting that a man gets appointed by a deputy, writes a report. you know, never figured that one out. >> shepard: the president says he thinks the public should see the report either way. john roberts reporting live from the white house. john? >> the president always critical of the mueller investigation, the office of the special counsel. the fact that jeff sessions recused himself when he was attorney general from the russia investigation and the appointed deputy to which the president was referring, rod rosenstein, appointed robert mueller to oversee the investigation. we're getting rumors flying around each and every day that this thing is about to drop. we thought it might be last week. we heard last evening it might be today. now we're hearing tomorrow. the only people that might know
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are in the office of the special counsel, the higher ups at the department of justice. the president critical of the fact that mueller was unelected, appointed by an unelected person and the president also saying more strongly than he has in the past, he thinks the public should see this report. >> let it come out, let people see it. that's up to the attorney general. we have a very good attorney general. he's a very highly respected man and we'll see what happens. it's interesting that a man out of the blue writes a report. i want to see the report. you know who wants to see it? the tens of millions of people that love the fact that we have the greatest economy we've ever had. >> the key words in there, it's up to the attorney general. by the statute, the office of the special counsel and robert mueller will deliver that report to attorney general william barr. he will then review the report and decide what gets released. the white house could have involvement. if there's materials in that
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report that are subject to executive privilege, you can pet the white house counsel's office is going to want to take a look at them to see if they approve a waiving of executive privilege or if they demand redaction. so it's very possible that the route of this will go from the office of special counsel to the attorney general, then to the white house and then to congress and then possibly to the public. in terms of the public release, we're a long way off from that at this point. >> shepard: so the white house will get it before congress and the white house will comment before the congress sees it? >> potentially. only, again, if there are materials within the report that could be subject to executive privilege. there's three scenarios here. one scenario where the white house doesn't want to review it, no redactions. it goes to congress. because this is within the frame work of article 2 of the constitution, this is all within the administration, the same
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body of government that the white house could simply ask to review it before it passes it off to congress. i'm told the most likely scenario that it comes to the white house would be scenario 2, if there are materials that the white house believes they need to review and possibly ask for redactions too. i don't think it's likely. i'm being told the white house would ask to see it before william barr makes a decision. >> shepard: rod rosenstein staying longer, as long as april 1. does it feel to you, john, a veteran of that town, like it's coming or is that a stupid question? >> no, it's not a stupid question. every day we're hearing rumors floating around fast and furious that we heard last week the special counsel wanted to get done with the paul manafort sentencing and then drop the report. that didn't happen. last evening, rumors were flying around it was today. those got knocked back. now looking at tomorrow. here's the one thing you can count on. every day that goes by, wore a
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day closer to the release of the mueller report. >> shepard: that's how it works. thanks, john. the republican senator johnny isaac son out with a whopper saying president trump deserves a whipping for his recent attacks against john mccain and that the country deserves better. johnny isakson has been a trump supporter in a big way. the president renewed attacks against john mccain attacking him in the grave in a series of tweets over the weekend. yesterday he told reporters that he was never a fan of the vietnam war fan and never will be. megan mccain fiercely defending her father and saying president trump will never be a great man and never be loved like her father. rare to see this level of back and forth from the 1600 pennsylvania, mike. this is new. >> absolutely, shep. some of the context here, johnny isakson is the chair of the
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senate veterans affairs committee. he says the family of john mccain deserves better. >> you may not like immigration, you may not like that. you may be a republican or a democrat. we're all americans. we should never reduce the service that people give to this country. >> it's not just isakson. mitch mcconnell tweeted this afternoon today and every day i miss my good friend john mccain. it was a blessing to serve alongside a rare patriot and american hero in the senate. his memory continues to remind me every day that our nation is sustained by the sacrifices of heros. chuck schumer wrote i look forward to reintroducing the renaming of the senate building after john mccain. here's president trump. >> he told us hours before that
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he was going to repeal and replace. for some reason, i think i understand the runs, he ended up going thumbs up. had we known that, we could have gotten somebody else. so i think that's disgraceful. plus, there's other things. i never was a fan of john mccain and never will be. >> senator isakson says there's nothing more important than integrity of the country and those that fought and risked their lives for us. shep? >> shepard: mike emanuel live in washington. thank you. also this hour, beto o'rourke meeting with fans in new hampshire. molly line reporting in manchester. hi, molly. >> hi, shep. that's right. the van continues to cruise here across the state of new hampshire with beto o'rourke. with hopes of hitting a lot of counties here. he's taking questions on climate, healthcare and this
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question on gun control. >> thanks for the question. i want to make clear, if you own something like an ar-15 and i'm your president, keep it. >> be with his very next breath, he took a tougher stance on that weapon. o'rourke argued the weapon is something designed for the battlefield used to keep an enemy soldier down and then said this. >> that's perfectly fine for the battled field and necessary for the battled field. i see no reason for it to be sold in to our communities when there's so many other firearms that somebody can buy. >> this candidate has been criticized for being short on specifics. they're working about the differentiating stances. here's what one voter said about former congressman o'rourke. >> this is the kind of person that i want to be president.
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i want somebody young. somebody under 60. preferably under 50 if we could find somebody. i don't want old angry people running our country anymore. >> some of the democratic white house hopefuls made multiple steps here in the nation primary state. this is o'rourke's first visit here. it's a very ambitious one. he plans to hit all ten counties in just the span of a couple days. shep? >> shepard: thanks, molly. we're on the ground in eastern syria where they're looking to get rid of the militants in the last village they control. first, word of an off duty pilot who saved the lion airplane from nose diving the day before it nose dived and killed everybody on board. what that means coming up as our reporting continues on a wednesday afternoon. there's little rest for a single dad, and back pain made it hard to sleep and get up on time.
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>> shepard: the lion air crash happened on october 29th of last year. a monday. the day before that crash on sunday, the same plane was flying along and had huge problems. an off duty pilot saved every one on board the boeing 737 max 8. that's what sources familiar with telling bloomberg news. the extra pilot was off duty just riding along, in the cockpit with the pilots and told the crew how to disable the flight control system, thereby stopping the plane from diving into the scene. and then monday, the next day with a different crew. didn't know about this apparently. the jet malfunctioned again. this it crashed and killed everyone on board. officials have grounding the boeing 736 max 8 and 9 jets as
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did the faa after investigators say they saw clear similarities between the lion air crash on that monday, last october and this month's crash of the exact same type of jet on ethiopian airlines that killed 159 people. similarities. trace gallagher reporting live. trace? >> shep, investigators believe a faulty sensor on the outside of the air flight that measures air flow throughout the nose was too high and tricked the anti-stall system and pushed the nose down. and then the power to the motor was tripped giving my lots old. this 737 had multiple failures in previous flights that were never corrected. here's the big mystery.
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the next crew that flew and crashed the 737 max 8 was never briefed about the anti-stall system. what is unclear, if the previous crew was lucky enough to have the jump seat pilot ever mention the incident or if for some reason it was never passed along to the next pilot. >> shepard: according to a new report, we're learning more about what was happening inside the lion air cockpit before the plane went down. >> right. the cockpit voice recorder confirms the pilots of the doomed lion air flight had no idea what was happening. reuters is reporting the pilots couldn't understand why the jet kept going downward. the pilot radioed the tower saying flight control problem, which is the exact same message the ethiopian air pilot radioed before that crash. the pilots of the lion air flight tried to maintain 5,000 feet. the plane was having air feed
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problems. the pilot asked the first officer to check for a list of abnormal events. boeing maintains there's a protocol for overriding the so many but boeing did not include the anti-stall system or the 737 max 8 manual so the pilots didn't know what to look nor. the cockpit voice recorder shows the pilots were concerned about the increasing speed and decreasing altitude. now there's questions about whether the faa failed to properly oversee the roll-out of the max 8 and gave boeing engineers too much latitude on safety decisions. it's a big deal. you'll hear a lot about it in the coming months. >> shepard: thanks, trace. flooding problems. the waters of the mississippi and the missouri rivers continue to rise. we'll look at the areas in the country hardest hit and we'll talk with a woman forced out of
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reports of property damages and people being told to get to higher ground. and then this map. here's where it's the worst. this is where major flooding is reported. homes under water, being told to get out while they can. nebraska one of the hardest hit states. $1 billion in damage reported there. the flood concerns now moving east and south. forecasters say in could last into next week. this video here from roscoe, illinois, about 90 miles north of chicago. most records are reported to be blocked. people using canoes and kayaks to get around. that's where we find mike tobin. when will they get a break? >> not in the short term. the heartland should stay free of precipitation but not so dry over the weekend. unfortunately we'll see more
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rain. listening to the governor, the issue is the snow and ice that was left over from the big storm. that continues to melt. the ground is saturated and the water has nowhere to go. that's why you hear forecasts of people saying we're going to have problems into next week. we had rain in north central illinois overnight. i'm glad to report as we look at the rick river here in roscoe, illinois, if anything it went down a couple inches. it's already 150 yards over its banks. >> shepard: mike, what other areas are seeing the worst of this? >> well, the worst of it, no question, is iowa and nebraska. iowa, you're talking about 41 counties that have been touched by some kind of flooding, farms that have been devastated. in nebraska, 70% of the state that has flooding in one way, shape or form. the estimate is $500 million of
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livestock has been killed off in these floods. you have formers that are already struggling and they can't plant in flooded fields. we've heard from the farmers say they're not going to farm. >> shepard: mike tobin, thanks very much. let's bring in crystal. she and her family had to leave their home. this is a photo. the one that you can see in the foreground. this is paradise lakes, a neighborhood south of omaha. crystal, you're hoping to get back in there this week. is that right? >> we were initially hoping so. but recent reports came out there, pushed it back to sunday. pest case scenario. probably later. >> shepard: oh, man. i'm looking at this video. how bad did your house get it? >> at the worst of it, it was up to the roof line. the picture i sent in shows up to the window. that win do is my 4-year-old's
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room. >> shepard: how fast did the water come up? did you have the notice you needed? >> we were fortunate in that we followed the encouraged evacuation. we had more time than others did. we had about two hours. the water came in in approximately seven house. went from nothing to all of our houses were under water. >> did you have flood insurance? >> no. most of us didn't. it wasn't considered a floodplain. >> shepard: so what are you going to do? >> we don't know. we're taking it a day at a time. just grateful for what we have. >> shepard: a mighty good attitude. have you heard anything from the disaster folks and what may be available and what your options may be? >> i haven't -- we haven't yet. our community has been fantastic. we've had a lot of support from him. they've done amazing job raising funds and supplies for all of
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us. there was close to 1,000 of us that went under water. >> what are you and your neighbors doing now? how are you making it through the days? >> we're trying to do the best we can. just keep it normal. get the kid to school. my husband and i are going to work. we're able to fortunately. we keep in contact. what are you doing? what do you have? we have come together as a community. >> shepard: it's not easy. thanks, crystal, covered in paradise lakes. the floods catch you off guard and the process after is arduous and tedious. we'll be thinking about you. as we are for the people of mozambique and surrounding nations. what an incredible natural disaster they're facing. in an area that can't handle it. it's a powerful cyclone has hit mozambique and killed more than 200 people. sounds like they could have 1,000 death toll.
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flood waters still rising in that country. in neighboring zimbabwe, hundreds dead. you can see a rescuer being lowered down and swimming over to people stranded, standing on trees that are mostly under water. here's video from the water level. people clinging to whatever they can find. some got stranded by the storm. an entire city wiped out. according to the united nations humanitarian office, flood waters will rise significantly the next few days. another 350,000 people are at risk. one person described the whole area as one big body of water and rocks and mud. mozambique, zimbabwe, a disaster like nothing they have seen in many years. very difficult getting aid and aid workers in there, in an area that has very already already. what an incredible struggle
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>> shepard: i mentioned the president has been speaking and he's coming after john mccain again. we're going to turn that tape around. president trump's acting defense secretary making a case for a space force today. patrick shanahan says china and russia are treating space like a battlefield and the united states has to keep up or fall behind. some critics are pushing back on the president's proposed space force saying too expensive and unnecessary. jennifer griffin reporting from the pentagon now. hi, jen. >> patrick shanahan is with the president in ohio. earlier today, he spoke to a group in washington. pentagon officials have warned for years that china and russia could take out u.s. satellites with their missiles and there would be nothing the u.s. could do to stop them. >> if our satellites were attacked, we would be blind, deaf and impotent before we knew
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what would hit us. >> shanahan spoke at a washington think tank offering more details on space force. after months of compromise, the new service will be put under the air force and employ between 15,000 and 20,000 personnel. about the same number as the air force has working on space now. the head of space force will have a seat on the joint chiefs here at the pentagon. >> china is moving fast to grow their presence in space. last year their government put 38 rockets into orbit. this is more than double the 17 that our government launched. >> today there are roughly 2,500 satellites in orbit. american companies anticipate adding 15,000 satellites in the next decade according to patrick shanahan.
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the space force will protect the $19 trillion company. >> shepard: is there a cost on this them? >> they have projected it will cost $2 billion over five years to launch the space service. that's the equivalent of what the pentagon spends in one day. the budget will be the size of special operations command. think of it being under the air force the way the marine corps falls under the navy. the main job will be to protect u.s. satellites including 31 satellites that allow gps to function and the world economy and u.s. national defense to functi function, shep. >> shepard: thanks. there's word the new england patriots owner will not accept a deal from prosecutors to dop the prosecution charges. we reported here to get the deal, bob kraft would have to admit that a court would have found him guilty. according to the reporting of the "new york post" with which fox news sharing ownership,
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there's no way that that will happen. the post citing unnamed forces. fox news reached out to kraft's attorney. he says he has no official statement. when prosecutors announced the charges, the pat's owner says he didn't do anything illegally. a black inmate is asking the supreme court to toss his conviction. he said the prosecutor kept african americans off of the jury again. because it happened before. justices hearing arguments in the case of curtis flowers. he's had six trials, six of them for the same murders. back in 1996, investigators say flowers gunned down four people at a furniture store after he got fired. flowers has maintained his innocence. in trial after trial after trial after trial, after trial, five of them, the jury was either hung or the verdict was overturned because the court
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called misconduct by the prosecutor. in one instance, mississippi's supreme court called the jury selection "as strong a case of racial discrimination as we have ever seen." this was the supreme court in mississippi. in flower's most recent trial, there was one black juror. prosecutors argue that they had legitimate people to keep them off the jury because they had connections to the case. samuel alito calling the case troubling with a disturbing history. and for the first time in years, justice clarence thomas uttered words during the arguments. judge andrew napolitano is here. first of all, what did he say? >> he asked a question about statements made at the trial by defense counsel, namely did defense counsel make a timely objection to the systematic execution of african americans from the jury.
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the answer was yes. but you're right. he doesn't believe in asking questions. he thinks all argument is basically fluff. that -- >> shepard: in this case he had a question and he asked it. >> correct. >> shepard: here's the thing with this case. they have tried this 5 times, same people involved. the sixth time you get a certain number of stripes. when you watch court shows, you know, during vor dire, each side gets strikes. all the strikes have black people. >> correct. there's no inference from that other than a racial one. the supreme court ruled in 1986, long before the events in this case took place, that if there have an irrebuttable racial inference, no explanation to negate the racial influence, no explanation as to why each of these people -- >> shepard: outside of race. >> outside of race. correct. thank you. and there's a conviction, the
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conviction has to be overturned and a new trial ordered. shep, i have never heard of a case where a person has been tried six times. they're not going to order a new trial. >> shepard: they said that after the fifth time. >> the whole purpose of the double jeopardy clause is to keep the state from mistakes its made in previous trials. from the arguments made by justice alito, one of the most traditionalist members of the court, this case is over. meantime, he's been in jail during all of this. he's been in jail for 22 years for a crime for which he has not validly lawfully been convicted. >> shepard: updates as they come in. meantime, the breaking news that we've been telling you, the president is having a campaign rally. to hear it from republicans, here's what he can talk about, the economy, the 71 of americans, not republicans,
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americans that believe the economy is doing great. thank you for the great economy. we are happy. you know, who was it who said it? it's the economy, stupid. team clinton around everybody since. that's not what he's doing. he's fighting with a dead guy. a dead war hero. here. >> what do we have? it's worse than it was in 19 years ago. i call them the endless wars when we started. so john mccain left it. i endorsed him at his request. and i gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted. which as president i had to approve. i don't care about this. i didn't get thank you. that's okay. we sent him on the way. i wasn't a fan of john mccain. so now what we can say is now we're all set. i don't think i have to answer that question. but the press keeps what do you think of john mccain, what do you think -- not my kind of guy. some people like him and i think that's great. now let's go back --
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>> shepard: you know, he brings it up sometimes on his own. >> i don't know why and i don't think he scores points with his strong republican supporters when he does this. whether you agree with john mccain, whether he was a great human being and a historic figure, there's no logical reason to make these arguments after he's dead. >> shepard: wonder where the advice is coming from >> i don't know. >> shepard: i don't know. crazy. locked up in the hanoi hilton. >> what he went through, very few people have gone through, remained cheerful and stayed in the nation's service after it was over with. >> shepard: indeed. major u.s. city could become the first -- this is a story that we mentioned at the top of the news cast. this will affect a lot of people that stopped smoking cigarettes by moving to the e cigarettes.
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no question that that happened. a lot of kids started vaping in school. no question that that happened. so what do you do? there's this one city that is about -- trying to become the first to ban e cigarettes completely. the fda has approved a drug that could help hundreds of thousands of new moms. so those two stories coming up. stay with us. there's little rest for a single dad, and back pain made it hard to sleep and get up on time. then i found aleve pm. the only one to combine a safe sleep aid, plus the 12 hour pain relieving strength of aleve. i'm back. aleve pm for a better am. in the transportation industry without knowing firsthandness the unique challenges in that sector? coming out here, seeing the infrastructure firsthand, we can make better informed investment decisions. that's why i go beyond the numbers. the nation's largest senior-living referral service.
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>> shepard: officials in san francisco are floating what could be the first ever citywide ban on electronic cigarettes. they say stores should not sell them until the feds figure out how to regulate them. supporters say e cig makers target children that are getting addicted, no question about that. but critics say a ban would make it more difficult for adults to get e cigs that would help them stop smoking cigarettes. alicia acuna has more. a difficult decision. >> yes. the city of san francisco says they're trying to protect young people. they take aim at the head of the food and drug administration, scott gottlieb and accusing the
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fda to not acting and delaying the deadline for manufacturers to submit vaping products for review in 2022. the proposed ban is for online sales in san francisco and in stores. the city attorney cites a center for disease control study shows tobacco use by middle and high schoolers is on the rise. the cdc blaming e cigarettes. they say in 2018, nearly 4.9 million middle and high school students were current users of some type of tobacco products. that's up from 3.6 million in 2017. >> these companies may hide behind the veneer of harm reduction. but let's be clear. their product is addiction. >> the fda tells us they're not commenting on the city's accusations but rather focus on the epidemic of teen use. shep? >> shepard: what is the response from the other side?
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>> the american vaping association says e cigarettes help adults quit traditional cigarettes and writing "no politician should try to enact modern day prohibition on products that are farless harmful than smoking cigarettes." now jule sent us a quote. they say why should the city be comfortable with con bustable cigarettes on shelves when they kill more than 480,000 american as year. the fight is just beginning. >> shepard: the president says the islamic state territory will be gone by tonight. u.s. backed forces fight the terrorist group. they took control in eastern syria yesterday. a spokesman for the troops says
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a small number of militants is still there and is still fighting. experts warn that taking back isis controlled territory does not mean the terror group is defeated. far from it. benjamin hall has been on the ground for days now and reporting from syria. benjamin? >> yeah, hi, shep. every one here is waiting for that announcement by the u.s.-backed forces that the caliphate is gone. they have stopped trying to guess when that's going to come. it's been pushed back a number of weeks now but the end is close. we were here earlier today and this is what we saw. >> we just received intelligence that isis may be ready to counter attack. the fear is they have tunnels behind us. they're telling us we have to get out of here. for 4 1/2 years, isis ruled over this territory with an iron fist. this was their heartland.
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they were so dug in, the only way to push them back to get rid of them was to flatten whole villages. destruction like this goals on for miles and craters are a reminder of the role by u.s. air power. we can still hear jets overhead. >> that's what we're hearing. all eyes starting to look to the future. the reconstruction effort and what is next. president trump saying the battle here is over and we do expect that announcement to come sometime soon. >> shepard: you mentioned the future. what about the u.s. role on the ground there specifically? >> well, first of all, everybody we speak to here is so grateful that president trump is leaving troops. we've heard reports that as many as 1,000 might stay. there's a great fear that isis will be planning an insurgency. there's tens of thousands thought to be hidden in the
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normal population. tens of thousands in camp can't be held indefinitely. what is next is so difficult. isis thrives off of instability. without those troops, the kurds feel the turks will come from the north, the as sad regime from the south and that will allow them to grow again. they're grateful that the u.s. is staying here now. shep? >> shepard: bell hall working all night for us there on the ground in syria. thank you, ben. ahead, a new drug that could help lots of new mothers. and its made to treat postpartum depression. researchers say it works faster than other drugs. the new details ahead. are you a veteran, own a home, and need cash? you should know about the newday va home loan for veterans. it lets you borrow up to 100 percent of your home's value. not just 80 percent like other loans. and that can mean a lot more money for you and your family. with our military service, veterans like us have earned
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liberty mutual doesn't hold grudges. how mature of them! for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise their rates because their first accident. liberty mutual insurance. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ . >> shepard: federal regulators have approved the first drug designed specifically to treat postpartum depression. public health officials say almost 10% of women experience depression after they give
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birth. until now, the only available medical treatment had been additional anti-depressants, which take weeks to work according to doctors. regulators say this new drug begins working within days. making it much easier for new moms to bond with their new babies. jacqui heinrich reporting live in new york. jacqui? >> shep, this drug is a break through. it acts so quickly. it takes two days to kick in as opposed to weeks or months for anti-depressants. that's significant in a time of bonding with a newborn child. the hitch though, the $34,000 price tag. that is before you add in the cost of a two-day hospital stay. the treatment is called zulresso. it's delivered by iv over 60 hours under medical supervision because of risk of fainting. the manufactures say therapeutics is working with insurance companies to get it covered. they say zulresso restores normal balance in the brain.
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the most common complication of pregnancy in childbirth, postpartum depression. >> there's been a stigma about postpartum depression and postpartum blues. if this happens to you as a mother, it's not unusual. the accept the fact that this could happen and now we have a medication that can work more quickly. >> studies show rates of postpartum depression are higher for low income women and women of color. estimates show half the cases go undiagnosed without screening. symptoms vary but include feeling sad, avoiding friends and family and losing interest in things you love, having trouble bonding with your baby or having harmful thoughts. zulresso is expected to be available in june. a pill version is in the works but could be a few years. shep? >> shepard: thanks, jacqui. want to take you to the big board. the final bell rings in three seconds. here's the thing.
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