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whistleblower and expose his or her identity. >> the whistleblower should be revealed. the whistleblower gave a false story. some people would call it fraud. i won't go that far. but if i read it closely, i probably would. but the whistleblower should be revealed. >> the whistleblower should come forward in an open hearing. and also bring the six people he talked about that talked about other issues, as well. he needs to answer the questions. we need an openness to understand that. >> the whistleblower's attorney mark zaid says the fixation on the whistleblower is because the president and others are at a loss on how to address the investigations by underlying disclosure prompted. president trump responding to a "washington post" report that a growing number of lawmakers acknowledge a shift in strategy. these republicans insist the
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president's action was not illegal and does not rise to an impeachable offense. president trump, though, is not changing his defense. the exchange there was, no quid pro quo, tweeting, false stories. are being reported and a few republican senators are saying that president trump they have done a quid pro quo. there is nothing wrong with that. perhaps so, but read the transcript. there is no quid pro quo. three new national polls putting joe biden on top, with elizabeth warren and bernie sanders on top less than 100 days until the iowa caucuses. biden leads by ten points in the latest fox news poll of democratic and democratic-leaning voters. the former vice president tops sanders by 12 points. biden's lead over warren in the "washington post"/abc news poll, sanders has five points. joe biden and bernie sanders are panning elizabeth warren's medicare for all plan.
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warren released her $20.5 trillion proposal next week. it puts big burden on the wealthiest americans, drawing criticism from her two chief democratic rivals. >> i have a plan that shows we can do medicare for all, without raising taxes one cent by middle class families. it's all fully paid for by asking the top 1% and giant corporations to pay a fair share. >> she's making it up. look, nobody think it's $20 trillion. >> i'm not going to say it is free. nothing is free. health care is expensive. >> until now, sanders and warren are careful not to cross each other on medicare for all. although, sanders is careful not to attack her plan.
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>> i think that will have a negative impact on creating those jobs. i think we have a better way. a 7.5 payroll tax that is more progressive. >> bernie and i have a different vision on how to pay for it. but let's be clear. we're headed in the exact same direction. >> warren claims the costs will vanish under her plan. south carolina congressman, james clyburn, says there's no question that pete buttigieg's sexual orientation is part of the reason he's failed to gain traction in the key early voting state. clyburn was asked about it on "state of the union" sunday. >> is pete buttigieg struggling with voters in south carolina because he's gay? >> that's a generational issue. i know of a lot of people my age that feel that way.
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>> are you saying for older african-americans it is an issue? >> yes, it is. there's no question about that. i'm not going to sit here and tell you otherwise. i think everybody knows that's an issue. but i'm saying, it's an issue not the way it used to be. mayor pete on a bus tour on sunday had this to say about the comments from clyburn. >> i think the most important thing is the message. when you go to the ballot, you go to the voting booth, you ask yourself, how is my life going to get better if i have this president or that one. a relationship with a fellow employee just brought down the top boss at one of the world's biggest companies. more on mcdonald's, next. usaa took care of her car rental, and getting her car towed.
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mcdonald's ceo steve easterbrook has been fired after violating company policy. he became ceo in 2015, and demonstrated poor judgment about a recent consensual relationship with an employee. in an e-mail to employees, easterbrook expressed regret over the relationship saying this was a mistake. he said i agree with the board that it is time for me to move on. he's been replaced by chris kempczinski who was president of mcdonald's usa. investors were disappointed, after sales grew just shy of 5% in the third quarter, down from 5% in q2. they are feeling the heat from rivals who are aggressive on breakfast and plant-based menu items. kempczinski says he is energied by this challenge. a white supremacist group filmed a video in front of a memorial to civil rights icon
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emmet till on saturday before being driven away by an alarm siren. >> what we want to know is where all of the white people -- >> moments later, an alarm goes off and the group scattered to their cars. in 1955, 14-year-old emmett till was tortured to death after being accused of making advances toward a white woman. the historic marker at the spot where he was recovered has been shot at and vandalized. fire video from ventura county this morning. the footage tweeted out by the ventura county fire department showed what it was like to fight a fire at night. it requires special training, skills and technology. this is the maria fire, that is covering 75,000 acres and is 75%
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contained. the president called it poor forest management. newsom tweeting back, you don't believe in climate change. you are excused from this conversation. hong kong is bracing for more chaos after another weekend of violent protests. two more people in critical condition, at least four injured, in a knife attack. one hong kong lawmaker's ear reportedly partially bitten off in that brawl. riot police stormed several shopping malls on sunday, to break up demonstrators forming human chains. china is calling for a tougher stance to end months of unrest. now, there's cries of police brutality, with one reporter saying that authorities are targeting journalists. will ripley, live from hong kong, where police tried to hold a press conference in the last hour but had to call it off. >> reporter: the press conference was disrupted when a small group of people put slogans on their helmets over
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what they call police brutality. there's reporters that are injured. you get teargassed if you're too close. if it was intentional is up for debate. we saw smaller numbers and a continued uptick in the level of violence. this is the news agency. these are supposed to be glass doors. they're completely smashed out. protesters targeted this. they swarmed shopping malls, going over businesses that they say support beijing. it was outside one of the shopping malls that a heated discussion turned violent, that a man pulled out a knife and alleged allegedly stabbed at least four people. two in critical condition. one of the activists a pro-democracy lawmaker had his ear partially bitten off. you see the video of him holding his hand up to his head, the ear on the ground. it shows how divided this city
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is, with local elections coming up, just a couple of weeks from now. on saturday, even though we saw thousands of people out in the streets, not tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands, like earlier in the summer, we saw violence. we saw police using tear gas and rubber bullets. protesters hurling bricks and petrol bombs. public transportation was suspended or shut down not only just across the island but on the calhoun side. another protest is scheduled for tomorrow night. this is week 22. these protests show no sign of letting up. >> do not. will ripley for us. 6:13 p.m. there. one unbeaten team left standing in the nfl. it's not the new england patriots. andy sholes has that story in "the bleacher report" next.
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later today, the epa will announce it is relaxing the rules that regulate how power plants store waste from burning coal. the moves weaken two obama-era rules from 2015, that control the disposal of fine powder and sludge known as coal ash. coal ash can contain elements that harm human health and the environment. the washington nationals visit the white house today. but at least one nationals player is boycotting the event. sean doolittle is an outspoken supporter of immigrants and the
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lgbtq community and he says he can't bring himself to go. he has a brother-in-law with autism and remains offended with president trump's mocking of a disabled reporter during the 2016 campaign, dave. for the first time since december, the new england patriots lost a game. the baltimore ravens handing them their first loss of the season. andy sholes has the lamar jackson story in "the bleacher report." >> the patriots had won 13-straight games. but the run coming to an end thanks to lamar jackson and the ravens. the ravens allowed just four offensive touchdowns in the first eight games. jackson and the ravens scoring four touchdowns in this game alone. jackson, throwing for one, running for two more. the ravens win this one big. the 49ers, the only undefeated
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team left in the nfl this season. the other side of things, the dolphins are no longer winless. miami putting a beatdown on the jets and their former coach adam gace yesterday. the dolphins dumping gatorade on their coach after this one. jets and dolphins, 1-7. first big-time firing in college football yesterday. florida axing willie tag ert two years into a massive deal. the school had to pay him a buyout of over $17 million. espn is reporting that the school raised $20 million from donors to buy outtaggert. he had a record of 9-12, in his 21 games at the school. the celebration continuing for the nationals. they were on the ice at the
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capitals game. and they took a combo pic with the capitals that won it two years ago. that's a cool picture. good time there's in d.c. the team heading to the white house later today. deshaun watson doing it all sunday against the jaguars. he's going to escape the sack and flip it over to carlos hyde. watson doing it all, with a 26-3 win. this comes a week after he got kicked in the eye. wattson said after this game, he found a secret cure to fix that eye. >> i'll tell you the key. the key was, it was the popeyes spicy chicken sandwiches that i ate this week that helped the eye. >> there cow go, dave. you get kicked in the face, you get a bunch of chicken sandwiches. >> he's been in london. they didn't come out until yesterday. >> i'm sure he has special access. >> i think he has a special hookup to the popeye -- or the recipe himself. andy, thank you.
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>> i'm waiting for that special hook up. >> we have to try it this week. >> on the agenda. four white house officials were scheduled to give depositi depositions today. but the house will not hear from any of them. details coming up.
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former president jimmy carter telling churchgoers he is at ease with death. the nation's 39th president was delivering a sermon on sunday and began discussing his 2015 battle with brain cancer. carter told the congregation when he got the diagnosis, it didn't matter to him whether he lived or died. >> i was going to die very quickly. i would obviously pray about it. i didn't ask god to let me live. i asked god to give me a proper attitude toward death. and i found i was absolutely and
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completely at ease with death. >> mr. carter celebrated his 95th birthday last month. stormy weather rocking the boat on niagara falls. the severe weather dislodged an old iron boat that's been stuck on the rocks for more than a century. strong winds and heavy rains caused the barge to shift significantly from its position near the drink of horseshoe falls. the concern is that the strong current could push the boat over the falls. it became disconnected from a tugboat during a dredging operation in 1918. it has been stranded on the river ever since. olivia newton-john's iconic bad sandy outfit from "grease" scores big at auction. >> sandy? >> tell me about it, stud. >> the black leather jacket and
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the skin-tight pants worn by the actress and singer in the movie, sold for $405,700, more than double the auction estimate. the ensemble made famous for the final musical number, "you're the one that i want," sold to separate anonymous bidders in an auction. newton-john said she had to be sewn into those pants. other items from her career was sold raising $2.4 million for her cancer wellness center in australia. a very good cause. but the movie -- the movie -- >> it holds up well today. >> the biggest question of, basically, my generation, is why did they fly away in the car? what is the point of the flying car? >> i've been thinking about this my entire life, for 40 years. do you have an answer for me? >> i don't have an answer. it's a metaphor for i don't know what. and why does she have to change to be what he wanted to see in her to be happy? why couldn't she just be herself? >> yeah. >> the flying car in jfk, life's
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great mysteries, i guess. >> "early start" continues right now. four witnesses scheduled today, now refuse to testify in the trump impeachment inquiry. joe biden tops three new national polls with just three months to go until the iowa caucuses. and mcdonald's ceo forced out over a consensual relationship with an employee. the baltimore ravens hand tom brady and the new england patriots their first loss of the season. too bad, so sad, john berman. >> yeah. he is a little bummed today. >> i'm christine romans. house impeachment investigators are set to interview four witnesses today. all four witnesses are refusing to testify. sources telling cnn late sunday, that national security council
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lawyers john eisenberg and michael ellis will not testify. robert blair and brian mccormack have said they won't answer the committee's question. an administration official says eisenberg is citing executive privilege. the rest are refusing to appear because they're not allowed to have an administration lawyer present. house democrats say witnesses refusing to appear will not stop this impeachment inquiry. several democrats telling cnn there's more than enough evidence to move on to the next step, which is public hearings. the whistleblower who ignited the impeachment inquiry is willing to answer written questions if republicans want to submit them. but that offer is being rejected by president trump and his allies. they seek to discredit the whistleblower and expose his or her identity. >> the whistleblower should be revealed. the whistleblower gave a false
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story. some people would call it fraud. i won't go that far. but if i read it closely, i probably would. but the whistleblower should be revealed. >> the whistleblower should come forward in an open hearing. and also bring the six people he talked about that talked about other issues, as well. he needs to answer the questions. we need an openness to understand that. >> the whistleblower's attorney mark zaid says the fixation on the whistleblower is because the president and others are at a loss on how to address the investigations by underlying disclosure prompted. president trump responding to a "washington post" report that a growing number of lawmakers acknowledge a shift in strategy. turning to three new national polls for democrats. joe biden at the top of the field, with warren and sanders rounding out the top three, less than 100 days to go until the iowa caucuses.
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biden leads warren by ten points in the latest fox news poll. biden's lead over warren in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. and in the latest "washington post"/abc news poll, biden over warren, five points with sanders trailing by 11. >> joe biden and bernie sanders are panning elizabeth warren's medicare for all plan. warren released her $20.5 trillion proposal last week. it puts big burden on the wealthiest americans, drawing criticism from her two chief democratic rivals. >> i have a plan that shows we can do medicare for all, without raising taxes one cent by middle class families. it's all fully paid for by asking the top 1% and giant corporations to pay a fair share.
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>> she's making it up. look, nobody think it's $20 trillion. >> i'm not going to say it is free. nothing is free. health care is expensive. >> until now, sanders and warren are careful not to cross each other on medicare for all. although, sanders is careful not to attack her plan. >> i think that will have a negative impact on creating those jobs. i think we have a better way. a 7.5% payroll tax that is more progressive. >> bernie and i have a different vision on how to pay for it. but let's be clear. we're headed in the exact same direction. >> warren claims the costs will vanish under her plan. south carolina congressman, james clyburn, the house majority whip, says there's no question that pete buttigieg's sexual orientation is part of the reason he's failed to gain traction in the key early voting
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state. clyburn was asked about it on "state of the union." >> is pete buttigieg struggling with voters in south carolina because he's gay? >> that's a generational issue. i know of a lot of people my age that feel that way. >> are you saying for older african-americans it is an issue? >> yes, it is. there's no question about that. i'm not going to sit here and tell you otherwise. i think everybody knows that's an issue. but i'm saying, it's an issue not the way it used to be. >> on a bus tour sunday, mayor pete responded. >> i think the most important thing is the message. when you go to the ballot, you go to the voting booth, you ask yourself, how is my life going to get better if i have this president or that one. i think we're going to win on that. and my job is to make it clear
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president trump responding to a "washington post" report that a number of gop republicans are ready to acknowledge the quid pro quo in ukraine as a shift in policy. president trump is not changing his defense, his claim there was no quid pro quo, he aimed his fire at gop senators and the media. the exchange there was, no quid
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pro quo, tweeting, false stories. are being reported and a few republican senators are saying that president trump they have done a quid pro quo. >> if that is the line for defense for republican senators in an impeachment trial, do they have a defense there? is there high crimes and misdemeanors if there's a quid pro quo. >> a lot of people would disagree that's a legitimate defense. posts and basically saying, - well, the president did what everyone is saying he did. the evidence is overwhelming. >> does it fit high crimes and misdemeanor. >> there's an argument that's what the founders were worried about. a president with his own interests and a president becoming krumt becaucorrupt bec foreign policy and foreign influence. >> the attorney for the whistleblower says he's willing to answer questions from
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republicans. written questions from republicans. and you can't start this whole impeachment fire and not sit there in an open hearing. the president wants to see who this was. listen to the president. >> there's been stories written about a certain individual, a male, and they say he's the whistleblower. if he's the whistleblower, he has no credibility, because he's a susan wright guy, an obama guy and he hates trump. >> is that intimidation or witness tampering to be calling out the witness in souuch a way. >> it is intimidation to have the president of the united states go after you in such a setting. the whole point of a whistleblower law is to protect the person revealing the information. so far, all the information has supported what the whistleblower said. this is an effort to put this person in a corner and to raise
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questions about the legitimacy, which is his main strategy. >> not clear this is hurting the president. there was a national poll that could show president trump would lose to joe biden by 12 points. just like 2016, you have to look within the battleground polling. "the new york times," shows the competitive races, down the way. joe biden being the leader. but very competitive with president trump. elizabeth warren trailing. we don't have the data for you. but right within the margin of ee error. >> this should be a warning sign to democrats. even though the approval ratings for this president are terrible, in those battleground states, he is holding his own. againstal the democrats, biden is winning some within the margin of error. that should be an eye-opening poll this is going to be a really tough election because of the electoral college. >> is there a risk in the democrats right now, about a
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firing squad for medicare for all? the former president's signature legislative -- obamacare. they're arguing and squabbling over something to the left of that. >> it could be. the benefit is to do this now and sort it out and let the voters pick on whatever comes out of this debate, rather than doing it in the fall. that was the purpose of a primary. >> less than 100 days to the iowa kah scaucuses. i want to ask you about the new york jets. >> i don't have a bag for my head. >> get a bag. i suggest invest in a paper bag. >> all right. football. that's something about football, apparently. later today, the epa will announce it is relaxing the rules on how power plants store waste from burning coal.
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the moves weaken two obama-era rules from 2015, that control the disposal of fine powder and sludge known as coal ash. coal ash can contain elements that harm human health and the environment. some awe-inspiring aerial fire video from southern california this morning. the footage tweeted out by the ventura county fire department, shows what it's like to fight fire at night from a helicopter. night firefighting using choppers requires special training, skills and technology. this is from the maria fire that covers 10,000 acres and is 70% contained. president trump slamming california governor gavin newsom over the rash of fires on sunday. the president called it poor forest management. newsom tweeting back, you don't believe in climate change. you are excused from this conversation. a relationship with a fellow employee just brought down the top boss at one of the largest
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hong kong is bracing for more chaos after another weekend of violent protests.
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one hong kong lawmakers ear, reportedly, partially bitten off in that brawl. riot police stormed shopping malls on sunday to break up demonstrators forming human chains. china is calling for a tougher stance to end the months of unrest. now, cries of police brutality, with one injured reporter saying authorities are targeting journalists there. will ripley live from hong kong, where they tried to hold a press conference. what happened next, will? >> reporter: a group of people claiming to be local reporters put slogans on their helmets. police asked them to leave the room. they refused. police decided to call the whole things off and give statements on facebook. this shows you the division and the conflict that's been erupting here on the streets of hong kong, just a couple of weeks before local elections. on saturday, we saw thousands of
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people, not tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands, like in the earlier months, but thousands of people out. even though the crowds were smaller, they threatened to shut down roadways. there were outbreaks of violence that went on for hours. this cat and mouse game going back and forth for hours. and police were firing back with rubber bullets and 400 rounds of teargas on saturday and sunday alone. also, protesters have been targeting businesses like this. this is an office of chinese state media. they smashed through the glass doors. they're trying to figure out what they're going to do here. they're trying to build a barricade in case protesters come back. they were hitting up shopping malls and other businesses they accused of being pro-beijing.
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week 22 here and no end in sight. officials in northern california are asking for the public's health to locate a pair of escaped murder suspects. the monterey county sheriff's office says the pair were being held on unrelated murder charges. details on how they escaped were not released. deputies say these men are on the loose and should be considered dangerous. a white supremacist group filmed a video in front of a memorial to civil rights icon emmett till before being driven away by a siren. >> what we want to know is where all of the white people -- >> moments later, an alarm goes off and the group scattered to their cars. in 1955, 14-year-old emmett till was tortured to death after being accused of making advances
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toward a white woman. the historic marker at the spot where he was recovered has been shot at and vandalized. on oregon judge has temporary barred the trump administration from denying visas to immigrants who cannot prove they have health insurance. a group of citizens shoed the administration, claiming this is a new form of family separation, that could keep immigrants out of the country. the white house is calling the temporary restraining order wrong and unfair, because the administration was not allowed to defend the policy in court. let's get a check of cnn business. some optimism. japanese markets closed for the holiday. the mood has turned positive on u.s./china trade talks. the president says there's progress, to get the deal with china. and tech stocks rose after he told that licenses sold to huawei will be coming shortly. on wall street, futures looking higher. stocks finished higher friday,
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after the better-than-expected jobs report. the s&p 500 and nasdaq closed at record highs. the dow, just 12 points below its july record. stocks have been resilient this year. the dow up 17%. the s&p 500 up 22%. the nasdaq up 26%. mcdonald's ceo steve easterbrook has been fired after violating company policy. the burger chain said easterbrook became ceo in 2015, demonstrated poor judgment involving a recent consensual relationship with an employee. in an e-mail to employees, easterbrook expressed regret, saying this was a mistake. i agree with the board that it's time to move on. he's been replaced by chris k p kempczins kempczinski, who was president of mcdonald's usa. easter brooke made $15.9 million last year. under armour is facing investigations over its accounting practices. it is cooperating with
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investigations from the securities and exchange politician and the justice department. "the wall street journal" reports the probe is to whether under armour shifted sales from quarter-to-quarter to appear healthier. the company says its practices were appropriate. the department of justice and the s.e.c. declined to comment. under armour is expected to report its third quarter reports before the opening bell. stormy weather dislodged a boat that's been stuck on the rocks above niagara falls for a century. the severe weather dislodged an old iron boat that's been stuck for centuries. strong winds and heavy rains caused the barge to shift significantly from its position near the drink of horseshoe falls. the concern is that the strong current could push the boat over the falls. it became disconnected from a tugboat and has been on the river ever since. jimmy carter telling chor i churchgoers in georgia he is at ease with death.
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he started discussing his 2015 diagnose of brain cancer. he said when he got the diagnosis, it didn't matter to him whether he lived or died. >> i was going to die very quickly. i would obviously pray about it. i didn't ask god to let me live. i asked god to give me a proper attitude toward death. and i found i was absolutely and completely at ease with death. >> mr. carter celebrated his 95th birthday last month. the world champion washington nationals visit the white house today. this video is from their parade over the weekend. one nationals player is boycotting the event. sean doolittle is an outspoken supporter of immigrants and the lgbtq community and he says he can't bring himself to go. he has a brother-in-law with autism and remains offended with president trump's mocking of a
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disabled reporter during the 2016 campaign. just one unbeaten team remains in the nfl and it's not the new england patriots. ravens beat the pats sunday night, 37-20, led by their quarterback lamar jackson. baltimore rushed for more than 200 yards on "sunday night football." biggest play of the game may have come on defense. a 70-yard fumble return for a touchdown by cornerback marlon humphrey. the only undefeated team standing, the 8-0, san francisco 49ers. olivia newton-john's bad sandy outfit from "grease" scores big at auction. >> sandy? >> tell me about it, stud. >> the black leather jacket and the skin-tight pants worn by the actress and singer in the movie,
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sold for $405,700, more than double the auction estimate. the outfit was made famous for the final musical number, sold to separate anonymous bidders in an auction. newton-john said she had to be sewn into those pants. other items from her career was sold raising $2.4 million for her cancer wellness center in australia. >> a worthy cause. >> you're still wondering why the flying car. >> this is a dream sequence. >> i didn't realize there's a community of people who wondered for 40 years why she flew away in the car. i did wonder why. >> the director won't spill the beans. john travolta laughed that off. >> i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs.
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>> here's rizzo and kaeconomic can i with welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." i'm wearing the tight leather pants this morning. it's monday, november 4th. it's 6:00 here in new york. and we have breaking news in the race for president. a series of brand-new polls from the six battleground states that determine the outcome of the election in 2016 and could very well decide it again in 2020. pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin, florida, arizona, and north carolina. we have matchups between the leading democrats and the president. and we have two big major headlines out of this. first, it's tight, wicked tight. the president is outperforming his national poll numbers by a lot. and second, joe biden fares better against the president than his democratic rivals in these states pretty much across the board. meanwhile, several big developments in the impeachment
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inquiry in week. the witness list for today appears to have gone from four to zero. cnn has learned all four white house officials who were scheduled to testify today will not be showing up. in fact, most of the witness scheduled to testify this week plan to stonewall. investigators -- plan to stonewall investigators. it is not clear whether former national security adviser john bolton will appear. and then there's this new development. lawyers for the whistle-blower who triggered this whole impeachment inquiry say their client is willing to answer written questions from republicans, but that may not satisfy gop lawmakers who want to hear from him in person. and the president and his allies also demand the whistle-blower's identity be revealed. but let's begin with harry entin with these new battleground poll numbers. what do you see, harry? >> i think it's very interesting what we see. let's give you a reminder and

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