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there. national election say for president down the road. interesting choice, fascinating choice. she'll get some advice from her father, that you can be sure of. don't go anywhere. busy news day. brianna keilar starts right now. have a good day. >> i'm brianna keilar live from cnn's washington headquarters. underway right now a fast moving war of words. democrats pouncing on mitch mcconnell's words that the mueller report is a closed case. and where in the world is mike pompeo after cancelling a trip to go on a mysterious trip after tensions in iran election and the attorney general said the trump campaign was spied on and the head of the fbi knocking
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down that they're. we're freaked that the words of the american business owners startled by the president's threats against china as the tone suddenly changes in trade talks. up first, deadlines and defiance. president trump ignoring demands by congressional democrats for access to wednesday and to documents. house speaker nancy please says the president is the trying to provoke democrats. don't tell anybody i told you this. trump. i'll use his name, okay. trump is goegt us to impeach him. that's what he's doing. every single day he's just like taunting, taunting, taunting, pause he knows that it would be very divisive in the country but he doesn't really care. he just wants to solidify his base. we can't impeach him for political reasons and we can't not impeach him for political reasons. >> in the meantime, house judiciary committee chairman jerry nadler's staff was meeting
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with justice department officials to try to reach an agreement on congressional access to the mueller report. this is an effort to avoid a contempt of congress vote against attorney general william barr which is set for tomorrow. barr is refusing to hand over the unredacted version of the mueller report and the underlying evidence. cnn political analyst and "washington post" congressional reporter rachel ba deis on capitol hill for us. does it look like they will reach an agreement on this, rachel? >> reporter: i'm very skeptical on that, but even if they would i would expect it would be a delay the of this inevitable contempt citation. last week the justice department in a letter to the committee said that their requesting for the full unredacted mueller report was, quote, not legitimate oversight and there's a fundamental disagreement between the justice department and how democrats about whether or not the house should be sort of relitigating all these findings that mueller put out a few weeks ago, and so the house wants to bring in all these people, these witnesses. they want to go through the documents and look at the
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underlying documents and hash out of whether the president obstructed justice since mueller did not make a decision on that but the doj says that would be bad for the country, and they don't want them to do that, so even if they reached some sort of accord it's going to be at most a delay of this inevitable contempt citation i would say. >> and the former counsel for the white house don mcgahn, he also faced a deadline today to turn over documents or face a contempt of congress move. where do things stand on that one? >> reporter: the white house signalled they would be exerting executive privilege and barring don mcgahn from complying with the congressional subpoena and a lot of lawyers said they basically waived executive privilege when they allowed mcgahn to testify. as you know, mcgahn was one of the central wednesday on obstruction of justice, potential obstruction of justice when it came to the president's actions, and so, you know,
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democrats are going to argue that the white house waived executive privilege. the white house is going to say, no, we didn't, and ultimately like all of these legal battles it's going to end up in the court and probably again with another consent -- contempt citation. we're not there yet, but give it a couple of weeks and everything will be locked up in the courts. >> rachael bade, thanks for that from capitol hill. it's time to move on, that's the message today from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. >> this investigation went on for two years. it's finally over. many americans are waiting to see how their elected officials would respond. would we final lib able to move on from partisan paralysis and breathless conspiracy theorizing, or would we remain consumed by unhinged partisanship and keep dividing ourselves to the point that putin and his agents need only
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stand on the sidelines and watch us as their job is actually done for them. regrettably the answer is pretty obvious. >> democrats, of course, don't see it that way. here's the senate minority leader chuck schumer. >> so our leader says let's move on. it's sort of like richard nixon saying let's move on at the height of the investigation of his wrongdoing. of course he wants to move on. he wants to cover up. he wants to silence on one of the most serious issues we face, whether a foreign power can manipulate our elections, the well spring of our democracy. he doesn't want to the move on. he wants to run away. >> will congress do its job and fulfill its constitutional duty to serve of as a check on the president? the answer from the majority leader in his republican colleagues is no. case closed. case closed.
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they cry. instead of reading the words of the special counsel's report, they just want to circle the wagons around this president instead of protecting the constitution. they want to protect the president. >> mcconnell also criticized the obama administration blaming them for russian interference in the 2016 election. >> maybe stronger leadership would have left the kremlin less emboldened. maybe tampering with our democracy wouldn't have seemed so very tempting. instead, the previous administration sent the creme lint signal they could get away with almost anything. >> chris cillizza joining us now, chris, president obama to be sure was cautious about being vocal that unprecedented russian interference was happening in the election. he was afraid that doing so would look like he was trying to help clinton, but mcconnell wasn't exactly part of the solution when it comes to that,
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and also he didn't even mention obstruction when he spoke today on the senate floor. >> that's exactly right. not collusion piece is borne out in the mueller report. no provable collusion and the obstruction case is one more open question. just one more piece of information jumping into this meeting. during the 2016 campaign we were dealing with an active investigation into hillary clinton and the e-mails. we had so much going on that obama's wariness does make some sense in the context but let's talk about mcconnell here. okay. in search the 2016 there is a briefing that we only know about in retrospect in which a number of people, department of homeland secretary jeh johnson, james comey, the former at the time fbi director, they come to capitol hill and meet with top leaders, including mitch mcconnell, on this concern about russia. now what happens in that meeting? well, we know again from cnn's reporting and others that mcconnell actively questioned the underlying intelligence that suggests russian interference in
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the election. now, a reminder, the -- the counterintelligence operation begins in july of 2016, brianna, so it's not -- we're not two years on. this was the early stage of t.mcconnell questions that and says anything that is stated comes out pubically here is going to look partisan, and he opposes it, but he doesn't just go to that. let's go to the next slide. he also blocks the must fulsome statement that could be given about this. there were some in the room including administration officials who wanted to say russia have doing this. they need to stop, a public statement with the force of all top congressional leaders and the white house behind it. mcconnell blocks that most aggressive statement putting it on russia and instead congressional leaders issue a statement basically telling election officials in every state to be wary of the sort of broad-based threats and the next month the obama administration says there's a threat from russia happening and for mitch mcconnell and donald trump does this, too, to put all of this on
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the obama administration and said, well, we were advocating for this to all come out at that moment, it misses what our reporting suggests what is happening at that point with mitch mcconnell being at leasting is of a hurdle to the desire to inform the public on all this. brianna, back to you. >> as you mentioned that october statement, i think it happened the same day as the "access hollywood" tape and the dumpch podesta e-mails that didn't quite push through either. thank you so much. it's very important to know all of these facts about this as we learn about this. fbi director christopher wray pushing back on claims of spying against the trump campaign. attorney general bill barr used that term and today wray told a senate panel he disagrees with barr's characterization. >> well, that's not the term that i would use. lots of person have different colloquial phrases. i believe that the fbi is engaged in investigative activity and part of investigative activity includes surveillance activity of different shapes and sizes, and to me the key question is making
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sure that it's done by the book. >> josh campbell is a former fbi supervisory special agent and a cnn law enforcement analyst, and he's with us now from los angeles. josh. what does it say to you that wray is rejecting barr's use of the term spying. he knows what he's doing here. >> yeah. let me take you inside the room at fbi headquarters when an fbi director plans to speak to the public. the staff will gather questions that the director is likely to be asked and then they hash it out with the executive as far, a you know, what's going to be your response. so they knew this question was coming. driven the news psych saole once we were stunned to hear the attorney general double down and triple down on the word and the fact that the director answered it the way he is telling saying he's speaking on behalf of most of the people from the people in the fbi and justice department when he talks about surveillance, exactly what we would expect and not spimpingt the attorney general is very much on an island in this case.
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again, i don't know if it's necessarily rebuke when the director just speaks the truth and this is how he says we operate, but although the attorney general may be adopting the white house phraseology describing this as spies, i think if you were to ask most people inside the justice department, would they describe surveillance as spies, they look at you like you're from another planet. >> they think it's so pejorative. and then the other issue that the attorney general has brought up is whether the -- as he calls it spies, as wray would call it spying, whether it was properly predicated, right, the base for what that surveillance was, so he was actually asked about whether he knew of any of this improper surveillance in the 2016 presidential campaigns, and he said, quote, i don't think i personally have any evidence of that sort. what do you make of that answer? >> well, here, too, i cid credit the director wray's comments more than i would the comment, not for qualitative reasons but for quantitative reasons. he's been on the job much longer thanback, over a year and a half, and so presumably he would
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have already been started to dig into this issue to get to the bottom of an issue that's been top of mind for the white house and the fact that he's come out and saying and say look, i haven't seen anything and the fbi should prepare for a political foyer storm because this isn't going away. >> josh campbell, thank you. as the u.s. moves an aircraft strike group and bomber task force to the middle east in response to aggressive actions by iran, the secretary of state abruptly cancelled a trip to see germany's angela merkel in a mysterious change of plans. so where is mike pompeo going instead? plus, the dow falling again as the u.s. gets ready to slap new tavaras on china. some business owners say they are, quote, freaked out, and i'll speak with a student who confronted mayor pete buttigieg about his lack of support among black voters. >> my deeper answer is i need help. ew) roomba i7+ is your floor's best friend. only roomba uses 2 multi-surface rubber brushes to grab and remove pet hair. and the roomba filter captures 99% of dog and cat allergens.
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it's an unexpected and puzzling turn of events. secretary of state mike pompeo abruptly cancelled his trip to germany just hours before he was scheduled to meet with chap lore angela merkel, a very important meeting. the state department cited pregts issues is the reason and reporters traveling with the secretary have not been told where they are going and they
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have been informed they may not be able to report destination until after they have left the destination. let's get some perspective on this. we have retired rear admiral john kirby with us. you were a state department spokesman as well as a pentagon press secretary spokesman. what would rise to the level and put it in context how big of a deal it is to cancel a meeting with angela merkel. what would rise to this level? >> it would have to be something of such an urgent and significant national security interest to warrant cancelling a meeting of that -- a meeting with chancellor merkel is a big deal. she has a very busy schedule and because germany is such a close ally so i'm guessing it's something of such significance to our own national security that would warrant this, and i'm sure the germans understand that. >> i think where a lot of eyes are trafnltd you have escalating tensions in the gulf. have you response to what u.s. officials said was a very specific threat from iran. >> right. >> national security adviser
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john bolton announced the deployment of the "uss abraham lincoln" carrier strike group as well as a bomber task force to the middle east. would that rise to the level of something that might require secretary pompeo's urgent attention? >> yeah. i can see a scenario where this diversion of his trip has something to do with the threat to our forces in the region as well as perhaps maybe the threat to some of our allies and partners in the region as well as that intelligence that led us to this conclusion, so i can see a connection here somewhere, where it would have to do with this -- not just the movement of these forces and maybe assuaging concerns of regional partners about what they are there to do and also the intelligence and the threat that's based on that. >> wherever he's going, we may not know until he leaves as well. >> thanks so much, john kirby. president trump's trade war with china is heating up, and that's, quote, freaking out many american business owners. i'll talk to one who is worried he'll be affected next. my insurance rates are probably gonna double. but dad, you've got allstate.
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on friday. companies were just given five days notice. president trump is trying to put more pressure on beijing after trade talks hit a wall, but as of now representatives from the u.s. and china are still set to hold a key meeting this week, and people close to the negotiations say that if these talks go well, that tariff increase may not happen, so in the meantime, businesses like phil page's who is joining me now are caught in the middle of this. you are the ceo of cap america. you're a huge supplier of promotional headware, ball caps, et cetera, based in missouri. a lot of people if they have a promotional ball cup, it probably came from your company. tell us about the situation that you're in because you've already order millions of dollars of product from china, and you did that factoring in the 10% tariff. it could now go to 25%. what would that mean for you? >> well, if it goes toss 25% on friday, there's no time to retook the this thing. we've got over $4 million worth
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of goods either on order or in tracksit here, and that's going to equate to a $600,000 hit and expense to us that we did not anticipate, so i -- it really just hit us right in the gut. >> and what will that mean for your company. what will that mean for the people at your company? how do you absorb that kind of cost? >> we will absorb this initial cost, and we had already anticipated raising our prices at the beginning of the year with the tariff, so this changes the game. i mean, this will -- this will probably be a slow burn as we go through inventory that we have and then the additional more expensive inventory will have to raise our prices and hopefully that won't hurt our demand and we employ 100 people in a small town in southern missouri and one of the last things we want to do is have to hey these people off.
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this is affecting real people in the heartland of america. >> so we're talking about an increase -- a 10% increase then going up to 25%. that is 2.5 times what you anticipated paying in tavaras, and you've got five days to factor this in or really not -- not five days. it's not enough time to factor it in as you're saying. in your 30-plus years in business have you ever encountered anything like this? >> i've never seen anything that the government has done that has an immediate impact on bills. i mean, normally if there's policy changes, i mean, there's time to react to them, but this one, there's no time to react. i mean, it's going to be an additional expense that we did not anticipate, and i can sympathize with president trump trying to get some of these countries like china to behave more fairly to us in trade negotiations, but it's like he's taking a sledgehammer and trying to fix a swiss watch.
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it's -- this is -- this is a very brutal approach to trade negotiation. >> the president, as you're away, you referenced it. he talked about this before. he threatened this before the new year and then that deadline slid a few months as the u.s. negotiated with china so this idea had been out there, and because of that, treasury secretary steve mnuchin says businesses and executives were given enough notice that this could happen. what do you say to that? >> well, i heard on friday from the president that the trade talks were going very well and then on sunday we see that he tweet that it's not. it's very difficult to know how to react in this business environment when there's so many changes going back and forth. >> all right. phil page, we really appreciate you joining us from missouri. thank you. >> thank you for having me. now 2020 democratic hopeful pete buttigieg is having trouble courting black voters, and now he's asking for people on winning over this key voting
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having trouble attracting african-american vote remembers, and it's an issue that he confronted during a rally in south carolina with this question from a local college student. >> mayor pete, are you for us? if so, what exactly does that entail when speaking in regards to black and brown lives? >> thank you. first of all, the answer to that question is yes. my deeper answer is i need help, so the black voters who know me best, the people of south bend, helped return me to office by an overwhelming margin, but out here people are just getting to know me and trust in part is a function of quantity time, and we are racing against time. there are folks who will find their way to me anywhere i go, and there are folks who i will never connect with unless we reach out to them. >> charles c. patton is the 21-year-old physics major at south carolina state university who asked buttigieg that question. charles, thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having me.
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>> you're joining us from columbia, south carolina, and i want you -- >> yes. >> -- to tell us what you thought of the mayor's answer to your question. >> yeah. i thought that it was very profound that he actually was aware of his problem that he had been the black community. i feel that it is very necessary for the candidates going forward to know that the black vote is something that they really need for the democratic primary because in 2016 we were a very strong ever had hold -- we had a very large strong hold within the vote, and it is necessary for us to have the vote, and with him i felt like he was being very genuine with his answers, and he felt that the only -- the only way that he can actually get the vote within the black community is to spend quality time with us, is to hear our issues and what we need to -- what we want to happen and what needs to happen within our communities for each candidate. >> and so you got some quality time with him, right?
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>> yeah. yes, i did, yes. >> tell me about that. he actually came to your school to meet with you. >> right. >> to meet with some students. tell me about that meeting, and tell me about what was discussed and what questions he had and maybe what questions you had. >> right. so it was a privilege for him to come to south carolina state university and speak with the students and faculty and staff, and some things that we talked about was, of course, funding, federal funding to the hvcus around the nation and the lack and disparity in funding that we receive and also certain issues within the black community such as criminal justice reform, restorative justice and especially with funding with not only the hvcus and the educational system and around the community in low-income communities. >> you know, i wonder when you look at, for instance, even the event you were at, the one where you asked the question, the audience tends to be mostly white, right? >> yes. >> and when you see buttigieg --
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yeah, it's pretty startling in a state that's 60% african-american, right, that's 60% black? >> right. >> if you go to new hampshire and these audiences and maybe it's not as surprising that they are white, but they are in south carolina, and that is sort of startling. that's not necessarily what you would expect. >> right. >> i remember covering bernie sanders in 2016. he had a similar issue. do you think that mayor pete buttigieg can turn this around because bernie sanders, for instance, wasn't table. >> right. i think that it is possible for him to. again, there are several candidates within the race right now that are more familiar with the black voters, like bernie sanders, like joe biden, cory booker, senator harris, and it is -- he's real an underdog within this race, but i do feel like he has a genuine atmosphere or aura about him, and he has policies put in place that he's going to put in place when he's
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in office to access the black community and real be for us, and not only the black community but also the lbtqi plus community and that's something he's very sure about and i wanted to know about hate crime and black trans women and he's very aware of the issues and that's very telling for the canned day. the only problem that he has is we just don't trust him. it's been in our history that the candidates that we do put in the office, and they say that they are going to do things for our community, they seem to just forget bus once they are in office, and we here not going for that anymore with the candidates that we're going to elect for the presidency. >> you're saying you don't trust him? >> i'm saying that he doesn't have the trust within the black community because he is a white male, and we've seen that so many times within our history with white men being in office and just dismantling everything
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that we have in our -- in our communities, so i -- i think that that's something that he has to get by, and the only way for him to do that is actually to come into our communities and speak to us like we're regular people. don't speak in terms of with this little language and talking about certain issues that we might not understand, not saying that we aren't comprehensive because we do understand the issues, but coming into our communities and speaking to us like we're people, and i think that's something that he needs to do, and he has been doing that so far, so i'm really excited for him and to see it exactly how he's going to further his campaign as well as the other candidates. >> so real quickly, because i know you've been to a beto o'rouke event and a kamala harris event and cory booker event as well as well as a pete buttigieg event. >> right. >> have you narrowed it down? are you more impressed by one of these candidates than the horse? >> i will say that i'm keeping my options open because it is pretty early, and i know that we
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still have more candidates to come in and spoke to us, and i have a lot more research to do with the candidates. i'm going to keep my options open but i do like what i want so far. >> charles pat oirngs want to give you a shout-out as mr. south carolina university, one of the top ambassadors for the university. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> okay. and the new president for the nla says that the only reason that lucy mcbath won her election is because she's a minority woman. hear her reaction next. breaking news on wall street, the dow falling fast over the trade war between the u.s. and china and force that talks have fallen apart. with clean base automatic dirt disposal empties the roomba bin for you. so dirt is off your hands. if it's not from irobot, it's not a roomba. hmm. exactly. and doug.
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snoweder mitch mcconnell with a message to democrats telling them it's time to move on from the mueller investigation. listen. >> seriousness is not what we've seen from the democratic party in recent days, not serious. what we've seen is a meltdown, absolute meltdown, an inability to accept the bottom line
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conclusion on russian interference from the special counsel's report which said the investigation did not establish that members of the trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the russian government in its election interference activities. >> congresswoman eleanor holmes norton represents the district of columbia. she's also a democrat on the house oversight and government reform committee. thank you so much for being with us, congresswoman. >> of course. >> so mitch mcconnell says the democrats just want to relitigate the 2016 election of donald trump. what is in your mind the finish line for investigating the president? >> well, the finish line will come when we have indeed gotten ahold of the report, called in mr. mueller, been able to speak with him about what he meant and clear up the confusion that exists, but we're an oversight body and we have as much right
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to seat report and we've not seen it as the president has, and -- and until we see that report, have an opportunity to question all of those associated with that report. this case is still
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and he creates a personal liability for himself if he doesn't. now maybe he has the funds to do what the president is going to do and litigate this all the way up to the supreme court. but i wonder if that is wise for a layman -- for someone not a layman at all. but for someone who is not a
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public official to do. >> i want to ask you about something while i have you here. the trump administration may change the poverty calculation in the u.s. this would make it harder for low-income americans to qualify for welfare programs like medicaid and food assistance. this is something that many people in the district of columbia depend on and a calculation that hasn't changed in 40 years. president obama proposed a similar change to social security but it was abandoned by fellow democrats. what would this proposed change mean and can democrats fight it? >> i wouldn't equate social security with changes in poverty and how we determine who is in poverty. social security is something we all pay into and, yes, there is some agreement there would have to be more money put into social security. but when it comes to poverty in this country, food stamps, the likes of how we determine how we
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distribute to the needy, that is a different kettle of fish and that is a stab in the back to the poor in this country. we have even middle class people most of them that recently graduated from college are finding it hard to succeed in this economy. suppose you are poor, then it is even harder to succeed in this economy and we shouldn't base everything on fact that, yes, for many of us the economy isn't doing bad after all. but if you are poor, and not skilled, would depend on some help from the government, why fool with them? we are generous enough country and a good economy to be able to take care of our poor. >> congresswoman eleanor holmes norton, thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. amid a nationwide measles
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measles, a new bill passed by the state house in oregon said parents could skip vaccines for documented medical reasons. up until now people used religious or philosophical reasons for opting out. we're in the middle of this measles outbreak, the worst that we've seen in the u.s. for decades and this stepped up government intervention and is this going to help? >> it helped in california. and this outbreak is, as you said, large, ongoing, more than 760 cases this year and going on since october in some parts of the country and officials are trying to figure out what to do. so let's look at what happened in california when they told parents you can only exempt your child for vaccines if you have a medical season. so religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions went away in california between these two dates. so looking at kindergartners in
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the 2014-15 school year, 2.5% had religious or philosophical exemptions and the school said you don't have to vaccine ate but then it was 2017-2018 it is less than .1% and that many more children getting vaccines could make a difference because little babies cannot be vaccinated and the more of us who get vaccinated, the better we can protect the babies. >> and getting buzz is this sunscreen story and some of the chemicals enter the bloodstream at high enough levels to trigger a government investigation. what is happening here. >> we're told use sunscreen and reapply often and use it when you are walking around in the sun and not just the beach and that is ingrained in our heads so this is very surprising for people. they found three chemicals stayed in people's bloodstreams
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even 24 hours after applying the sunscreen. now the big question is, do the chemicals do any harm and that, brianna, that is a topic of debate. so some people would say, it might and others might say no, we don't think so. so that is why they're having the investigation. and while they're figuring this out, every doctor that we talked to said, look, the sun is real enemy here. use sunscreen, skin cancer is such a big risk for so many people and use the sunscreen and don't be scared off by this news. >> i was at the beach this weekend and i wondering as i read this as i came home it is important to note that is the takeaway. you have to wear your sunscreen. and i want to ask you about the rise in heart failure-related death among somewhat younger adults. what is behind this? >> it is interesting. if you look at heart failure rates from 1999 until 2012, what you find is that they were going down. and so that was actually a good thing. those are deaths from heart
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failure going down from '99 to 2012 and they started to creep back up and unfortunately it is in relatively young people about the ages of 35 to 64, especially among african-americans. the thinking is that obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, those are the culprits but they're going to try to get to the bottom of this. >> elizabeth cohen, keeping us healthy. thank you so much. and that is it for me. "newsroom" with brooke baldwin starts right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. good afternoon. i'm brooke baldwin. you're watching cnn. we have breaking news on wall street where the dow is trying to recover after falling more than 500 points. if it doesn't climb out of the slump soon it could be the second worst trading day of the year. alison kosik is our business correspondent down at new york stock exchange. and the worst was january 3rd when the


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