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a book that you're ready to share with the world? get published now, call for your free publisher kit today! tyndalltyndall. the secretary of state is now in riyadh meeting with the saudi king and crown prince at this hour. saudis prepared to admit the journalist was killed during an interrogation gone wrong. president trump and elizabeth warren sparring after the dna test shows the distant native-american ties. and the hardest hit areas of
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florida after hurricane michael. and is a beer shortage enough to make you care about climate change? good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> you have my attention. dave briggs. it's tuesday, october 16th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. three weeks until the midterms. two weeks ago today we last saw jamal khashoggi enter the consulate. just about an hour ago, secretary of state mike pompeo landing overnight in riyadh, saudi arabia, to meet with king salman and crown prince muhammad bin salman. overnight, turkish investigators left the saudi consulate in istanbul after spending about nine hours searching that building. >> two sources tell cnn the saudis are preparing a report expected to acknowledge khashoggi's death and call it the result of the unsanctioned interrogation gone awry.
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cnn correspondent sam kiley standing by for us in riyadh. sam. >> reporter: the first indication we got of the new line from the saudis came from donald trump. once again perhaps blurting confidences shared with him, in this case, a phone call with si king salman. we are expecting to hear that this was a rendition that mr. khashoggi was lured into the embassy with the issue of getting him back to saudi arabia by the saudi intelligence. this is the important part of what the expected narrative will be, but not with the knowledge or sanction of either the king or mbs, the crown prince. this represents a radical shift from the position of the crown prince himself in an interview
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soon after khashoggi disappeared when he told the news agency that the washington post journalist left the consulate and anybody was welcome to go and inspect those premises. throughout the period that followed, the saudi line was denial that they were in any way involved in the disappearance. the attorney general here, has been confirmed, has been ordered to open an investigation into his disappearance. i think they are inching toward the position to agree on a joint statement with mr. pompeo today and both nations put this behind them, christine. >> put it behind them. sam, cnn learned that crown prince wanted to wait until after the investigation. a lot of executives have dropped out.
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what do we know from treasury secretary steve mnuchin? >> reporter: we have learned he has until friday to make a decision on whether or not he comes to davos in the desert. in the sense, there have been so many issues and they don't want a narrative here only nobody turned up to the important meeting. >> sam kiley, thank you. the washington post where khashoggi was a contributing writer has published an op-ed titled "who needs a relationship with saudi arabia?" >> they write reality is saudi arabia has everything to lose from a break in relations while the united states no longer needs the kingdom as much as it once did. whatever the outcome of the khashoggi case, a fundamental
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reshaping of the relationship mandated by congress is imperative. secretary of defense james mattis making it clear overnight he has never talked about president trump about leaving the administration. this comes after a bruising "60 minutes" interview where the president said mattis was sort of a democrat and claimed he knew more about nato than his secretary of defense. was once a top nato commander. on a plane to vietnam overnight, mattis said this. >> i'm on his team. we have never talked about me leaving. as you can see right here, we're on our way. we just continue doing or job. >> mattis told reporters he and the president spoke and they are 100% with each other. cnn reported in june on differences between mr. trump and mattis leading to friction in the pentagon. could we witness a preview of the 2020 election? president trump and elizabeth warren duking it out over a dna
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test that confirms the distant native-american ties dating back six to ten generations. she is win 1/64 and 1/1024 native-american. when asked about the pocahontas talk? >> she owes the country an apology. what is her percentage? >> at a rally in july, the president promised to donate $1 million to charity if senator warren took a dna test to show she is quotee an indian. i listened to that. no contingency. we all know why donald trump makes creepy threats about me. he is scared. he is doing what he always does. call us names and shrink us down to feel better about himself.
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it may soothe his ee ego, but i won't work. >> and the chairman of the cherokee nation released this staple. using a dna test to lay claim to any connection to the cherokee nation or any tribal nation is inappropriate and wrong. officials say nearly 250 immigrant children remain in u.s. custody separated from families. most have parents removed from the united states. of those, 18 are currently in the pipeline to be reunited with parents in home countries. 18. the filing in the aclu class action suit against the separations comes as the trump administration considers a new pilot program. this could result in more family separations.
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it could allow families to remain together while the case goes through the system or just the children released while parents remain behind bars. a federal judge throwing out stormy daniels defamation lawsuit against president trump. the adult film star sued in april when the president accused her of a total con job after she claimed a man threatened her to stay silent about her alleged affair with mr. trump. the judge james otero claimed it constitute s hyperbole. stormy daniels lawyer, michael avenatti, has already filed a notice of appeal. tributes pouring in for paul all allen. co- founder of microsoft. he died monday at 65 of complications of lymphoma.
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he launched microsoft with bill gates after they met at a seattle private school. allen left in 1992 after he was diagnosed with hodgkin's disease. >> allen remained on the microsoft board as he launched his own foundation at an investment firm and bought the portland trailblazers and seattle seahawks. quarterback russell wilson said we lost a giant and friend. mr. allen, thank you for your vision and generosity and believing in all of us. you made us all better and kinder. may you rest in peace. go hawks. a part founder in the seattle soccer team. >> his early ambitions and vision changed the way all of us lived our lives. >> how many can you say that
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about? >> truly, truly visionary with bill gates and steve jobs. nine minutes past the hour. economy is thriving, but the deficit is at a six-year high. why the trend is showing no sign of slowing.
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president trump and the first lady getting a close up clock at the devastation left by hurricane michael. they handed out water to storm victims and visited a red cross center. the president praising the storm response and in awe of michael's power. >> to see this personally is very tough. very, very tough. total devastation. >> the death toll from hurricane michael now stands at 19 in four states. one body was found monday in mexico beach. the number of missing there dropped from more than 30 to just three. crews finishing the third and
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final sweep of the area using cadaver dogs. >> mexico beach residents can return, but cannot stay there. more than 230,000 customers in florida still without power in stifling heat. residents relying on air drops for food and water. schools are still closed. in washington, liberty, jackson, franklin, calhoun and bay counties. much of mexico beach obliterated, one structure is still standing high. check out the sand palace. incredible. a three-story four bedroom on stilts remains mostly in tact. it was built to handle 250-mile-an-hour winds and the owners of the home will be on "new day" later this morning. it doesn't look real.
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>> they built it. concrete stilts. it will need repairs. the federal government is racking up the bills. spending so much more than it takes in. it is running the largest budget deficit in six years. a sign that tax cuts are curbing how much the u.s. collects. the u.s. deficit rose 17% this year to $779 billion. that's the highest since 2012 when the country was spending big to stimulate a struggling economy. 20 2018 is different. the government collects more from taxpayers. spending rose 3% fueled by higher interest payments on debt. and bigger increases to the defense budget. revenue failed to keep up because of cuts. government revenue was flat. corporate tax collection down
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22%. the white house defended the tax cuts which is boosting economic growth which will increase tax revenue. steve mnuchin said it will make up the difference. there are concerns from the left about cutting entitlements. that is one place to go. the big gap is interesting because under republican president and republican control of congress you have this spending deficit. >> you can't help if you wonder deficit concerns are gone. gone with paul ryan. >> there is a saying you fix the roof when it is sunny. deficits and spending. it is sunny and we're not fixing the roof. imagine this happening to your plane. renewed concern about drones after tests show the bigger
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arrested. the release of the names comes four days after pope francis accepted the resignation of cardinal wuerl for his handling of local sex abuse. colorado had the most confirmed cases of afm with 14 and 17 states had cases that were suspected or being investigated. it can include sudden limb weakness and difficulty swallowing or slurred speech. three african-american mrs. american contestants say the chairman insulted them using the "n" word at the 2018 competition. a white contestant overheard the conversation and spoke out monday. the contestants have no plans to
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sue, but only an apology and assurances no one will face the same treatment. david marmel said he was blind sided by the accusations and called them self serving nonsense. new impact tests prove large aircraft won't always win during a collision with a small drone. a test designed to mimic a mid air collision at 238 miles an hour show bigger is not always better. it tore open the aircraft wing. as the number of hobby drone increases, so does the risk of the catastrophic event. he notes near misses have been happening frequently. if science doesn't get you interested in climate change, maybe beer will. a new study finds climate change will cause a global beer shortage. that is because the main
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the secretary of state is now in riyadh meeting with the saudi king and crown prince at this hour. saudis prepared to admit the journalist was killed during an interrogation gone wrong. president trump and elizabeth warren sparring after the dna test shows the distant native-american ties. residents have to wait another day before going back to the hardest hit area of florida after hurricane michael. and is a beer shortage enough to make you care about climate change? fortunately the president is a tea -- welcome back to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm roichristine romans. 31 minutes past the hour. about 30 minutes ago, the secretary of state mike pompeo landed in riyadh to meet with
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the crown prince and the king to discuss the alleged death of jamal khashoggi. overnight, turkish investigators left the saudi consulate in istanbul after spending about nine hours searching that building. >> two sources tell cnn the saudis are preparing a report expected to acknowledge khashoggi's death and call it the result of the unsanctioned interrogation gone awry. cnn correspondent sam kiley standing by for us in riyadh. sam, good morning. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, we just heard this morning that the attorney general here was ordered by king salman to open an investigation into what is officially characterized as a disappearance. it is also telling, i think, that mr. pompeo is scheduled to meet the king about now, but to spend most of his time and indeed dinner tonight with mbs. muhammad bin salman, the crown prince, who has been the force in the land. it is him who said to the
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bloomberg news agency more than a week ago that mr. khashoggi had left the consulate in tact and anybody was welcome to go and inspect the premises anytime they wanted. it is believed he was behind the hard liene narrative of denial until his father stepped in. we are getting from several sources this idea that the royal family is distancing themselves of what went on inside the consulate. projecting downwards toward subordinates and suggesting this was an unauthorized attempt or capture of saudi dissident and saudi journalist to criticize the government and something went wrong. it is interesting that mr. pompeo is spending so much time with the crown prince. >> still to come is all the talk about the davos in the desert.
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what is the latest on that after companies and executives have pulled out. what about steve mnuchin? >> reporter: we understand that the treasury secretary will have until friday according to the trump administration to decide whether or not he comes. he hasn't said one way or the other. a lot will depend on what mr. pompeo learns today and also whether or not the saudis ultimately decide it is worth having the davos in the desert meeting. they don't want the narrative to be nobody showed up. they hope to clear it up as soon as they can. whether that satisfies the family and international community remains to be seen. >> we are standing by to see mike pompeo. sam kiley, thank you. the white house plotting the next move in the response in the apparent murder of the saudi
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journalist. president trump spoke to king salman for 40 minutes on sunday. he seems to be accepting these denials. >> the king firmly denied any knowledge of it. he didn't really know -- i don't want to get into his mind. it sounded like maybe it could have been rogue killers. who knows? all i can do is report what he told me and he told me in a very firm way that they had no knowledge of it. he said it very strongly. it sounded like he, also, the crown prince, had no knowledge. >> "the washington post" publ h published an op-ed "who needs saudi arabia." the president is overvaluing his relationship with the kingdom writing the reality is saudi arabia has everything to lose with a break in relations while the united states is no longer needing the kingdom as much as
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it once did. whatever the outcome of the khashoggi case, reshaping of the relationship ending by congress if necessary is imperative. james mattis made it clear overnight he never talked with president trump about leaving the administration. this comes after the "60 minutes" interview where trump said mattis was sort of a democrat and he knows more about nato than his defense secretary. a top nato commander. on the plane overnight, mattis said this. >> i'm on his team. we have never talked about me leaving. you can see right here we're on our way. we just continue doing our job. >> mattis later telling reporters he and the president spoke saying they are 100% with each other. cnn reported in june on their differences between trump and mattis leading to friction at the pentagon. could we witness a preview
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of 2020 election? president trump and elizabeth warren duking it out over the dna test. she has native-american ties dating back six to ten generations. she is win 1/64 and 1/1024 native-american. when asked about the pocahontas talk? >> she owes the country an apology. what is her percentage? >> at a rally in july, the president promised to donate $1 million to charity if senator warren took a dna test to show she is quote an indian. he claims that offer was contingent on winning that nomination. she fired back. we all know why donald trump makes creepy threats about me. he is scared. he is doing what he always does. call us names and shrink us down to feel better about himself. it may soothe his ego, but it
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won't work. >> and the cherokee nation is not happy about all of this. and the chairman of the cherokee nation released this staple. -- statement. using a dna test to lay claim to any connection to the cherokee nation or any tribal nation is inappropriate and wrong. officials say nearly 250 immigrant children remain in u.s. custody separated from families. court documents show most of the children have parents removed from the united states. of those just 18 are currently in the pipeline to be reunited with their parents in their home countries. the filing in the aclu class action suit against the separations comes as the trump administration considers a new pilot program. this could result in more family separations.
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the plan would allow migrant families to remain together while their cases move through the system or just the children released while parents remain behind bars. a federal judge throwing out stormy daniels defamation lawsuit against president trump. the adult film star sued in april when the president accused her of a total con job after she claimed a man threatened her to stay silent about her alleged affair with mr. trump. the judge james otero claimed it constitutes hyperbole. normally associated with politics. in other words, free speech. stormy daniels lawyer, michael avenatti, has already filed a notice of appeal. tributes pouring in for paul allen. the billionaire co-founder of microsoft. he died monday at 65 of complications of non hodgkin's lymphoma. he launched microsoft with bill gates after they met at a seattle private school.
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allen left in 1982 after he was diagnosed with hodgkin's disease. gates remembering allen as a dear partner and friend. >> allen remained on the microsoft board as he launched his own foundation at an investment firm and bought the portland trailblazers and seattle seahawks. quarterback russell wilson said we lost a giant and friend. mr. allen, thank you for your extraordinary vision and an bund -- abundant generosity and believing in all of us. you made us all better and kinder. may you rest in peace. >> he will be missed. ahead, drugmakers may have to disclose prices in their tv ads ads. will that actually help keep the costs under control?
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president trump and the first lady get a close up look at the devastation left by hurricane michael. they handed out water to storm victims and visited a red cross center. the president praising the storm response and in awe of michael's power. >> to see this personally is very tough. very, very tough. total devastation. >> the death toll from hurricane michael now stands at 19 in four states. a body was found monday in mexico beach. the number of missing people there dropped from more than 30 to just 3. crews are finishing their third and final sweep of the area using cadaver dogs. >> residents of mexico beach can return to the area, but cannot
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stay there. more than 230,000 customers without power in stifling heat. schools still closed in washington, liberty and franklin and bay counties. >> much of mexico beach was obliterated by hurricane michael, one structure is still standing high above the debris. look at the sand palace. three story four bedroom vacation rental in tact after the storm. the home will need repairs. "the new york times" reports the palace was built to with stand the big one. the owners of the home will be on "new day". >> that is remarkable. drugmakers may soon have to disclose prices in tv ads. the industry is pushing back. the trump administration announcing a federal rule forcing drugmakers to include the price covered by medicare
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and medicaid. health and human services czar blasted the statement. he said consumers should see prices. they do not take use account rebates and other discounts. list prices are meaningful and can be incentive to drive down prices. this is the boldest move yet by the trump administration to curb rampant drug price increases. prescription drugs are on track to cost 6.3% more over the next ten years. lawmakers are pushing for price transparency. say patients deserve to know.
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>> some progress there. ahead, imagine if this happened to your plane. renewed concern about drones after tests show the bigger aircraft may not always win. who would win here? bottom of the ninth and bases loaded with two outs. see how the drama unfolded between the brewers and dodgers. get stronger... get closer. start listening today to the world's largest selection of audiobooks on audible. and now, get more. for just $14.95 a month, you'll get a credit a month good for any audiobook, plus two audible originals exclusive titles you can't find anywhere else. if you don't like a book, you can exchange it any time, no questions asked. automatically roll your credits over to the next month if you don't use them. with the free audible app, you can listen anytime, and anywhere. plus for the first time ever, you'll get access to exclusive fitness programs
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police investigating a suspicious letter delivered to the home of susan collins. her husband, tom dafron, received the letter which the writer claimed was contaminated with ricin. the family dog and parts of the home were quarantined. collins has come under scrutiny after confirms brett kavanaugh to the supreme court. a california utility has turned the power back on for two-thirds of customers who had service shut off in the face of high-fire danger. the sparks from pg&e says power lines were snapped and the power
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was shut off. this morning, the fbi and department of homeland security trying to determine how hackers gained access to a water utility in north carolina. the water and sewer authority in onslow said the serves were hit by ransomeware. new impact tests prove large aircraft won't always win during a collision with small drones. a test designed to mimic a mid air collision at 238 miles per hour shows bigger is not always better. in that test, the drone did not shatter, but tore open an m-20 aircraft's wing. the lead researcher says the hobby drone increases and this
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could bring a catastrophic event. if climate change is not for you, maybe beer is for you. a study finds climate change will draw a global beer shortage. barley is dependent on drought and heat issues. the prices around the world would double on average. it is compared to a garbage truck for the ocean. the pipe nicknamed wilson is scooping up plastic debris in the pacific. the pipe will float around carrying a ten-foot deep skirt and trapping tons of floating plastic. wilson will clear the 450 million tons of plastic expected
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to clog the world's oceans in the next decade. the milwaukee brewers two wins away from the first world series appearance in 36 years after a 4-0 victory over the dodgers in game three of the nlcs. normally light hitting is arcia. he is delivering a big blow for the brew crew in the seventh. things got tense in the ninth when jeffers loaded the bases. astros and red sox start at 5:09 on tbs today. get the office pool together. the megamillions is $654 million. estimated cash value or lump sum is $372 million. the second largest in the game's history. it could eclipse the record set in 2012. you should file a 529 first.
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let's get a check of cnn business. global stocks mixed. wall street failed to bounce back from last week's rout. all three indices lost 4%. the season kicks off this week and investors hope for another quarter of double digit profit growth. expect to hear from united airlines and johnson & johnson and netflix. netflix's stock is up 76% this year. google may launch a censored version in china. the controversy and secret project was revealed during a senate hearing last month. more than 1,000 employees signed
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a letter asking for more transparent. the -- transparency. the thought of google helping the regime. china is a new market. u.s. airlines do not show taiwan as a separate country. b bowing quickly to the chinese government. jeff bezos says they will still do business with the department of defense. amazon has faced backlash over the deal with government agencies. providing law enforcement agencies facial recognition software. it could violate human rights. bezos says if it turns its back on them, it could be in trouble in this country.
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"early start" starts right now. the secretary of state is now in riyadh meeting with the saudi king and crown prince at this hour. saudis prepared to admit the journalist was killed during an interrogation gone wrong. she owes the country an apology. >> president trump and elizabeth warren sparring after the dna test shows the distant native-american ties. residents have to wait another day before going back to the hardest hit area of florida after hurricane michael. and is a beer shortage enough to make you care about climate change? welcome to "early start." it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. over two hours ago, secretary of state mike pompeo landed overnight in riyadh to meet with king salman and crown prince muhammad bin salman, mbs, to discuss the missing journalist
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jamal khashoggi. overnight, turkish investigators left the saudi consulate in istanbul after spending about nine hours searching that building. two sources tell cnn the saudis are preparing a report expected to acknowledge khashoggi's death and call it the result of the unsanctioned interrogation gone awry. cnn correspondent sam kiley standing by for us in riyadh. sam, while we are waiting to hear from the saudi king, a shifting explanation here from the saudis. it looks like it is under way. >> reporter: radical shifting in explanation. i should say this has emerged from cnn's digging and private sources. the official line is still that mr. khashoggi disappeared. the attorney general has been ordered to open a formal investigation here in riyadh into his

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