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. top of the hour, you're in the cnn newsroom. 6:00 eastern and we're watching breaking news unfold overseas right now. one of america's biggest allies has a new president and you can believe what's happening there will be felt right here in the u.s. i'm talking about france, these are images from paris right now. it's just past midnight and public spaces are still packed after confirmation that a s centrist political new comer will be the next president. emmanuel macron, an investment banker who started his own political party a year ago and going to be the next president
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of the sixth biggest economy in the world. president trump watching and tweeting and writes congratulations to emmanuel macron on the big win today as the next president of france i look very much forward to working with him. macron beat another candidate from the outside, the political mainstream, marine le pen who ran on an anti-immigration and anti-european union platform. chief international correspondent christiane amanpour is outside the louvre and paris is celebrating tonight. >> reporter: it is, ana, it is midnight and the day has ended on what's been one of the most dramatic days in french political history in 60 years. there's probably never been an election with so much at stake as the one that just concluded with two opposed political views of the future. emmanuel macron, the centrist
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progressive outward looking european global leader, who had to face off and face down a party that has been a pa rr rye can't in france after it emerged under le pen who built it on denying the holocaust and inward looking -- and to bring this past, ugly past into the mainstream and today france said no, we will not vote for that kind of hate and that kind of closed inward looking future. and so this election is passed, the most important -- in 60 years for this country and plus of course for europe because marine le pen threatened to collapse the entire eu an to get out of the euro and pull out of the eu with a referendum which would have ended the eu according to many european leaders and it would have been terrible for france.
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her policies most believe would have bankrupted this country, even conservative politicians who ran say her economics were just voodoo and would have bankrupted this nation. so france has dodged a bullet and europe has dodged a bullet and it is now fallen to emmanuel macron, 39 years old, youngest leader since napoleon. trying to fix the serious ills that plague people who are out of work and people who are very kul turley and politically and socially divided here. >> as you mentioned this talk of unity, macron promised a stronger and more united europe and keeping russia at an arm's length. what does this election mean now for the french american partnership? >> reporter: well, very importantly president donald trump tweeted almost immediately
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that the results became clear to congratulate emmanuel macron and looked forward to working with him. i spoke to macron's spokeswoman, the only word that has come out of headquarters since the result and said the democratically elected new president of france wants to work with the democratically elected president of the united states, even though he may have preferred marine le pen, this is the lay of the land and there are many issues they have to work on, notably fighting isis and terrorism. the climate very, very important. when emmanuel macron talked about the climate in his speech there was a huge cheer that went up because that's where the paris climate accord were signed in 2015 and that's what many people around the world feel strongly about and don't want america walking away from it. macron and trump will probably meet the g-7 in cicely towards the end of this year and that
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will be the first opportunity to get to know each other. on the other hand, equally important, the russians wanted le pen to win and there was a lot of interference by the russians in these elections just as there was in the united states and just as there has been in germany and elsewhere around europe. their project didn't work either. that also is a victory for the west because russia has been trying to undermine key western institutions, institutions that are not just french or german but western institutions that keep the alliance together aechb strong on a democratic path. this did not work here in france. ana. >> we know le pen by her supporters was seen as tougher on terrorism than macron, what's the impact of his victory when it comes to isis and war on terror? >> reporter: well, you know, her voters may have thought that but actually macron once did belong
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to hollande's government. he stepped down and created his own independent movement on that but hollande has since the terrible terrorism attacks in first charlie heb do and then in the bataclan over 2015, put in -- emergency which is still in effect but also they heard strong and important lessons and reorganized the anti-terrorism force, reorganized the intelligence sharing and many, many other issues. and they've made leaps and bounds according to politicians here. actually, marine le pen was just not talking sense when she said that because she's never fought terrorism. she's -- she doesn't have deputies to speak of the in the legislative assembly and never been in government. so that was project fear if you like. but it's true, there's been such a project here because of the
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terrorism in this country, that in itself was a victory that people came out in numbers they did and did not vote for the candidate who was drumming up the fear and who did vote for the candidate who was pledging to reform and to look forward and to go forward strong but together rather than divided and weaker. >> we can't underscore enough the symbolism of this election for the rest of the world. this is not only failure -- really another failure of the far right and much broader picture, the dutch people largely rejected a far right movement and australians and does the fate of the far right -- the austrians not australians, does this defeat kill nationalism and that wave that had begun? >> reporter: you know, it's really too early to tell. this sort of populist white
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nationalist surge that's been -- that we've seen has sort of been stalled here in france. and probably because france is so important, such a big country, it means it won't come up in other big powerful european countries. it still exists in east european countries part of the eu. in germany, we saw a rising far right party coming up, nationalist party afd. that already has started to crumble and if angela merkel is going to face any threat, it's more going to be on her more socialist flank. she herself -- her party is coming up stronger right now. so the -- that particular project has hit a brick wall at the moment. but the issues are still there, let's face it. the french in the first round of this election voted nearly 40% for either the extreme right or the extreme left. that's 40% of the french voted
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extreme parties in the first round. and now in the second round more than 60%, some 65 according to the latest figures, they are not fully accounted yet but this is pretty much it. 65.something to macron, 39-ish to le pen. still more than the party has received before. the issues are still there and the challenge ahead is the economy and employment and also in healing the fractures inside this culture. and there really are whether it's urban and rural and the immigration and the immigrant population or not, they need to be healed and macron said he's going to try to do that. >> christiane amanpour, thank you. still ahead this hour, the president and house republicans consider health care a victory but they are facing a harsh reality check on the other side of capitol hill. next advice from the senate for the senate from a republican
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moving to a new battle ground in our nation's capitol, the u.s. senate. president trump and republican lawmakers celebrated the face one victory when the bill cleared the house by a narrow margin. now it's a brand-new ball game and west wing is gearing up for a fresh fight. i went to bring in senior white house correspondent athena jones where the president has been spending the weekend at his bedminister golf club. how much pressure is trump and the white house willing to exert on republican senators? >> reporter: hi, ana, i think the president and white house are willing to exert a lot of pressure on republican senators. we heard the president talk about how important it is to get this done and how the ball is now in senate majority leader
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mitch mcconnell's court and praised mcconnell for being able to get things done. he took to twitter this morning just before 9:00 a.m. saying republican senators will not let the american people down. obamacare premiums and deductibles are way up. it was a lie and it's dead. we also know from the white house that the president plans to be quote, fully engaged in selling this bill in the senate as he was in the house. we heard the president say this bill is unified but -- but a lot of republicans expressed concerns about the bill so it's likely to see big changes in the senate. >> the fact it was such a narrow margin they were able to pass it, you could say the exact opposite, it has em if a sised some of the deep divisions within the republican party as we saw the back and forth to find a bill people could agree upon. but republicans have said the goal here is to give more power to the states when it comes to health care. so i'm curious what you're
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hearing now from republican governors. >> reporter: well, this is really interesting. there are several republican governors who have already come out expressing their concerns about this bill. one of those governors who has been talking about this for some time is ohio governor john kasich. he has called the house pass bill inadequate. take a listen to what more he had to say about this on state of the union. >> i think the fundamental issue here are the resources. i don't want to give you exactly the numbers but it's about half of the resources in this bill that were in obamacare. i can tell you that we can do with less resources but you can't do it overnight and you can't -- and you cannot give people a 3,000 or $4,000 health insurance policy. you know where they are going to be? they are going to be living in the emergency rooms again. >> reporter: so there you heard governor kasich expressing a concern that some other gop senators have expressed which is that there's not enough help in
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this bill, enough aid in low income people and also for seniors to be able to afford coverage. other concerns we've heard including from governor kasich are about medicaid cuts, talked about the 7,000 plus in ohio who rely on medicaid for mental health care and substance abuse, treatment. he's worried about those people being hurt. then there are also concerns about the changes it would make to some obamacare reregulations, allowing states to not cover essential benefits like maternity care and substance abuse and emergency room care and then of course preexisting conditions are another big concern. this bill would allow states to allow insurers to charge people with preexisting conditions and there's a long list that could under this, those insurers will be allowed toe charge those people more and that could price some people out of the market. sure, they'd have access to care but they might not be able to
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afford it. we're talking about potentially millions of people -- the kiser family foundation estimates 30% of americans under 65 have some sort of preexisting condition high cholesterol or cancer, asthma or diabetes, that's another big concern. >> so many people. so many americans impacted by this. thank you, athena jones. let's talk more about it with mitt romney's 2012 health care adviser, now president of the foundation for research on equal opportunity. thank you for joining us from seoul, south korea tonight. you have done a detailed analysis of this bill. you say cutting the regulations will eventually help reduce premiums over time but the bill takes away the subsidies based on cost premiums and instead gives people a flat tax credit based on age. you say this is a big flaw. why? >> yeah, i think there's been a lot of focus on the preexisting
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piece of this. i think the bill is fairly robust in the way it allocates $150 billion over ten years to insure people with preexisting conditions can afford coverage. they are going to do fine. the real flaw with this bill is that it doesn't do enough to help people who are simply poor regard lgs of their health status. those are people who the bill needs to work on. we heard good noises out of the senate, they want to address this problem and the devil will be in the details once again. exactly how will they address it? >> give us an example. how would the gop bill impact people in rural areas specifically those in their 50s and 60s. we know one of the regulations obamacare had insurance companies could only charge those folks three times what they are charging the younger patients or younger people who have obamacare. this one really raises that level for insurance companies. >> yeah, we've done a huge -- we
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have a whole set of charts on this on our website it walks people through the math you're talking about ana. in the real world, 64-year-old can spend six times as much health care in dollar value as a typical 18-year-old. so in a normal market, insurance premiums would normally cost six times as much for an older person than a younger person. what the obama dir regulation did, it effectively doubled premiums for young people and drove a lot of them out of the market and the market was stuck with older people and didn't reduce their premiums at all. what the republicans are trying to do here is to reincentivize young people to get back in the market which helps older people because it balances out the insurance pool. that part is good. but the part they are going to struggle with if the bill isn't fixed is that in the ryan bill. the dollar value of the tax credit the subsidies that you get are the same regardless of
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your income. if you're 60 years old, your premium might be $12,000 and get a $4,000 tax credit that wouldn't cover the premium. >> one example with the cbo, when they put it out, a single 64-year-old making $26,500 a year would have to pay more than half of his or her salary in premiums. that is unaffordable for a lot of people clearly. i want to talk more about the aspect of this republican plan, the medicaid funding, a big concern for governors like john kasich who athena brought us in the last hit. millions of americans now have health care coverage as a direct result of medicaid expansion according to federal support to aid would be cut 25% by 2026 under this gop plan. can states really make this up? >> they can if it's designed the right way. remember obamacare over the next ten years cuts medicare spending for the elderly by about $850
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billion to help fund the coverage expansion in obamacare. it is possible to gradually over time reduce spending on the big entitlement programs without harming people's coverage. the devil again is in the details, there's certain things that you can do to reform the medicaid program and put it on a sustainable path. what you have to do for the people who newly got coverage through medicaid, you have to give them a more robust tax credit so they can afford the premiums. i want you to hear what montel williams told us about, he and those battling multiple sclerosis are dealing with. >> people who suffer from ms can't even get medication. ms is one of those conditions -- >> why can't they get medication? >> our medication cost over $1500 a month. this bill, which is so
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ridiculous, only addresses things like preexisting conditions but how are we going to lawyoi lower costs? you say to the insurance company i want to charge you for the insurance. how can the normal american expect to pay over $20,000 a year just for a shot or medication to keep them alive -- >> is there anything in this gop plan that is going to drive down the cost of medication? >> this bill will do some things to improve the cost control or cost competitiveness in the marketplace by giving more people incentive to shop on their own but we really have to do a lot more -- >> does that do anything for the cost of medication? >> not directly. by giving people a tax credit allows them to shop for care downstream because they are shopping for plans to compete for business, those insurers have more incentive to take a
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hard line with the drug companies. but we've got to do more to tackle the high price of prescription drugs. avonex now cost 16 times what it used to cost 20 years ago -- maybe six times as much as it cost 16 to 20 years ago and doesn't do anything different. there are so many more medications better than avonex on the market. we don't have a market for prescription drugs in the country. we have to do a better job stimulating economy tigs and cheaper alternatives and generics, things like that. >> we appreciate it. >> the former acting attorney general fired by president trump will get her chance to speak out before congress. it happens tomorrow. we'll talk about what she might say about formal national security adviser michael flynn's connections to russia. you're live in the cnn newsroom. stay with us.
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moments ago, is it the calm before the storm? a rainbow spotted over the skies of our nation's capitol. beautiful picture there and all eyes will be on capitol hill tomorrow, sally yates, one of the most high profile witnesses goes before congress. it's the latest chapter in the drama playing out between contacts between michael flynn and russian ambassador to the u.s. the former attorney general is expected to contradict the white house leading up to the firing of flynn. i want to bring in ben ferguson and also joining us contributor for the "new york times," how do you see yates' testimony into potential ties between moscow and members of the trump campaign? i think attorney general yates who was fired by trump will say she warned the trump administration that his national security adviser, michael flynn was compromised because he lied about the conversation he had with russian ambassador kislyak.
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what's very shady and concerning for the trump administration, trump administration was told by acting attorney general yates that michael flynn was susceptible to blackmail. they did not, sat on it for weeks until the "washington post" article broke the story and then donald trump asked for the resignation of michael flynn and to this day he defends him and says he's subject to a witch hunt. let's not forget he was paid $45,000 by russia for appearing at russia today next to putin and gave him a standing ovation and paid more than $500,000 by turkish businessman with alleged ties to russia as a foreign agent and failed to disclose it. the question then goes, why did the trump administration keep on michael flynn after the acting attorney general sally yates warned them he was susceptible to blackmail and lied about the conversation he had with the russian ambassador and how come nothing was done about it. >> let's listen to how the white
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house press secretary sean spicer characterized the warning after yates was fired. >> just to be clear, the acting attorney general informed the white house counsel that they wanted to give quote a heads up to us on comments that may have seemed in conflict with why he sent the vice president out in particular -- >> then sources are telling cnn that isn't quite how it went down according to yates. the optics aren't good if it looks like the white house wasn't being honest or transparent in front of the american people. is this a problem for the administration? >> i think this is much more of a problem for general flynn than it is for the white house because it seems general flynn is the one that probably ends up lying to multiple people including the obama administration about speeches he did even when he got security clearance from them in 2015 after doing speeches in 2014. so i do think that this is going to be a real issue for him and it should be. i don't care who you are, if
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you're in politics and you lie in government forums about where you've been taking money from and who you have been working with, you deserve to be in trouble. if that does seem to be the case, i think general flynn should be in trouble. let's also say -- >> why would the white house sit and wait if they were warned so strongly. >> two things here, when you have a -- acting attorney general at the time, that you're referring to here that obviously had an axe to grind with the trump administration who did not want them in the white house, you're going to take that with a grain of salt. i would love to see what she says tomorrow, it's very clear she hates this administration and refused to step down when she was asked to step down, which is normal protocol. a lot of people made a bigger deal out of donald trump being forced to fire this individual. remember, bill clinton fired every acting attorney general when he came in. it was very normal to say give me your resignation, i'm bringing in my people. she decided she wanted to be a
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partisan political and not serve at the request of the president or serve at the new administration or walk out in a classy way. this is her i think if anything making more of a name for herself. i want to hear what she has to say but i also think if you talk to other attorneys that have been involved when there's a transition of power, the way she handled it was incredibly partisan, looking for a fight, wanting to go out and say i was the first person to be fired by donald trump. it's very clear she can't stand this administration and has an axe to grind. with what she says tomorrow, i take it with a pretty big grain of salt as well. >> all right, does sally yates have an axe to grind? >> it's everybody's fault except the trump administration. have you noticed that? and have you noticed there's a lot of russian smoke around the trump administration when it comes to russia. let's not forget jeff sessions has recused himself because he lied -- >> as he should. >> and acting attorney general
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yates will say as acting attorney general i warned the trump administration and "washington post" echoed that similar story and if dob ald trump -- he's defending michael flynn, why didn't he stick up for michael flynn, he asks for his resignation. let's be honest, ben, if you care about national security, be morally consistent about -- >> if you care about being honest. >> an independent investigation. >> we're out of time, gentlemen. finish your thought and we'll let ben respond. >> if we have two years with an investigation on hillary clinton's e-mails whether it comes to national security, fine. we have enough russian smoke to do an independent investigation. if he has nothing to hide, he has nothing to lose. let's dig deep and find out who knows what and if trump administration if not being malicious, make incompetent, call them out for the incompetence at least. >> first off i have no problem with their being an investigation into general flynn. i said at the very beginning. it does seem to appear he
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obviously wasn't truthful and should be in trouble for that issue. second of all, you cannot have it both ways unless you're purposely trying to be a political partisan hack and at one point say the attorney general jeff sessions recusing himself is what many said should happen here. that's exactly what happened here. now you're saying him recusing himself is a bad thing. either -- >> because he lied. >> he didn't like. he did not lie. he recused himself because it was the right thing to do -- >> because he lied. >> just to give viewers background, in case they aren't following as closely as the rest of us. jeff sessions said he hadn't had contact with anybody connected to russia and the government and in fact he did have a conversation with the russian ambassador to the u.s. as well. so he went before congress, whether he -- it was an accidental admission we don't really know. but he recused himself.
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i don't want to get side tracked here. let's talk about susan rice, let me move this forward. susan rice was asked to come before congress to testify. she's former president obama's national security council, she turned down senator graham's request to do that. does that mean a subpoena and why not show up and say what you kn know? >> because she's fearing this entire endeavor has become politicized as a side step, which is true. look what they did, devin nunes, recused himself again. once the smoke was there, he drags out susan rice and now both republicans and democrats are saying after that kerfuffle she did nothing wrong in her job requesting to see information about potentially who was talking or having if you will unsavory conversations with potentially with russia. but they keep distracting you all the time from what should be
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the focus. who knew what about russia and who's talking and who's lying. i'll say it again, if donald trump has nothing to hide, nothing to lose calling for an independent fully independent investigation, have everyone testify under oath including paul manafort and carter page and michael flynn. >> let's deal with reality. an excellent job in trying to walk away from the reality of you not being consistent. you're demanding answers on flynn, which i agree with. you should also if you actually care about truth, honesty -- no, you don't, if you did you would care about susan rice being asked questions about her corruption -- >> i'm fine with it. >> no you didn't you said you're glad she's testifying. let me finish. >> i'm fine with it. >> let me finish. you just said a moment ago that you said this is a smoke screen, truth is not a smoke screen. you either have to be consistent with what you believe in and
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apply it to both parties involved or otherwise it's just being partisan. i think both people are important here, general flynn is important here and so is susan rice but for you to act as if susan rice is somehow not relevant to this, two, that she doesn't have lied about multiple things and been busted for them. >> ben, let's make sure we still to facts here when you accuse somebody of lying about multiple things. >> what did she get busted for? >> keep it on the facts. we seek the truth in the investigation. >> talking about susan rice -- >> finish your thought, we have to go. i will say one word to you, benghazi, do you know not what she said about that. it was an absolute and utter lie and said it to every network that was out there. it's indisputable. >> final, if we an open investigation about benghazi and clinton e-mails great, bring them all in under oath, let them testify. >> thank you very much.
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believe in extra terrestrial life. he dug into science as he made the case today on fareed zakaria gps. >> the chemistry and physics on earth repeats everywhere in the universe. these elements are on the moon, on the sun, on other galaxies, we're not made of special ingredients but the same ingredients. to some people that's depressing but to me that's enlightening, you're the same as the universe. >> do you think there's life outside -- >> once you look at the numbers and the carbon, carbon based life because you can make tremendously complex molecules stringing together carbon at oms such as our dna. carbon is everywhere in the universe. look at the latest planet tally, rising through 3,000 planets nearby relative to the size of the galaxy and universe has been around for 13 billion years. once you look at these numbers, there's no excuse thinking that
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we're the only life on earth. that would be ego talking if that's how you said it. anyone who studied the problem recognizes the high likelihood it would be somewhere. we haven't found it yet but we have top people working on it. >> fascinating, right? be sure to catch gps each sunday at 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. eastern. >> contraband from the sky. drones carrying anything from drugs to weapons are being used as smuggling tools. how prisons are fighting this new threat. you're live in the cnn newsroom. whoa, this thing is crazy.
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drones are dropping drugs and other contraband. at prisons throughout south carolina, trees are being cut
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down -- to bolster security beyond the razor wire fence, it's all because of these. drones, a high tech threat to prison security, delivering drugs and other contraband to prisons across america. prison officials say an inmate will coordinate with somebody on the outside with the date and time and location of the drop of the inmate will warn the drone operator if an officer is coming and the drop has to be made someplace else. >> the ability to access contraband, how much more power does that give to the inmates. >> it gives a lot of power. they are making a lot of money behind bars in dealing with contraband and scams they can run. >> reporter: brian sterling is the director of the 22 prisons and detention centers and says this is about five months worth of drugs, tobacco and cell phones and chargers and other contraband. smuggled in the old fashioned
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way, hidden in things like books or body cavities, now add drones. >> i talked to a sheriff and he said it was like washington national, they were just around christmas the drones were coming in dropping and going and they had numbers on them and the numbers were corresponding to inmates and that's how they were getting in. >> the problem has become so significant, lawmakers in itsel. arizona, oklahoma, oregon and tennessee have or are considering similar legislation. the problem is not just in the u.s. but europe as well n london an inmate here signalling his precise location to a drone operator. the british media also reporting drones may have been used to smug until wire cutting tools used in a prison escape.
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south carolina is spending millions to secure the prison perimeters making it harder for people smuggling contra fwoond hide. several drone operators have been prosecuted and are now serving time. >> we looked at shooting them down. there's a lot of dangers there, too. so i mean we feel like our hands are tied. >> the drone assault is not likely to let up. drone sales expected to surge from 2.5 million in 2016 to seven million by 2020. debra feyerick, cnn, clom yasol south carolina. >> we take you back to paris, france, where celebrations after today's presidential election will go late into the night. you're in the cnn newsroom. back in a moment. you knmegared omega-3s... but did you know your eyes, your brain, and your joints really love them too? introducing megared advanced 4in1...
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the french election results could drive trading on wall street tomorrow. investors will likely cheer the victory of emanuel macron. but his swin priced in already. so a big rally and some guaranteed here. macron is a foreman banker. he supports free trade and is seen by wall street as market friendly. meantime, stocks had a pretty muted reaction to friday's u.s. jobs report. it showed the economy added 211,000 new jobs in april. the unemployment rate now stands at a ten-year low of 4.4%. and the strong jobs report is more than likely the -- going to result in the federal reserve raising interest rates next month. wall street now betting there's an 83% chance of a rate hike in june. that's up from 67% chance, b. a week earlier. and on the legislative front, there is still a lot of
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uncertainty for investors. the house may have passed the health care bill. rault really wants to see movement on tax reform and until that happens, stocks may not have a strong catalyst to move much higher. >> you're live in the cnn newsroom. it's 7:00 eastern, 4:00 out west. up first, breaking news. president trump has a new world leader to work with, one who represents a devastating defeat at the populous wave. he rode into office late last year. this was the zmeen front of the louvre in paris, waving flags, music, lights, cheering crowds, all celebrating emanuel macron as the next president of france. >> the political munewcomer who was endorsed by


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