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a dramatic global diplomacy debut for kim jong-un. surprise visit to china. kim says he's willing to denuclearize, but what does he want from president trump in return? and who is going to pay for the wall? >> mexico! >> 100%. >> in a slight evolution from that stance, the president is floating a new idea -- let the u.s. military pay for a border wall. emotions running high in
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sacramento, california, as protesters take over a city council meeting demanding answers after a police shooting of an unarmed black man. good morning, everyone, and welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is wednesday, march 28th, 4:00 a.m. in the east. we begin with an image that seemed unimaginable a few months ago. north korean leader kim jong-un standing side by side with chinese president xi jinping. the two shaking hands during kim's surprise visit to beijing. his first trip abroad since taking power in 2011. kim calling for a new era in bilateral relations, even inviting president xi to president pyongyang, an offer xi accepted. >> kim made the trip because he felt compelled to personally share details of the changing diplomatic landscape on the korean peninsula. this marks the north korean leader's emergence as a player on the world stage. it's important to note xi and kim are expected to lead their
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respective countries for life, added lended significance to their talks ahead of -- lending significance to their talks ahead of a meeting with president trump. we have more from ivan watson in seoul. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. yeah, what a diplomatic bombshell. kim jong-un has been the leader of his country for more than six years. we believe that this is his first-ever official visit across borders. he went to china which is north korea's oldest ally, and it was a surprise visit. a four-day trip that was only really announced by both china and north korea after the north korean leader's train crossed the border back into north korea. and this is one of the peculiarities of the north korean ruling dynasty is their leaders have typically traveled by train in the past to china, and it's always been secret. now there have been some other
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details that have emerged about the messages exchanged here. xi jinping underscoring the fact that the half century-old alliance between the two is a strategic choice and individual incidents should not get in the way of that because the relationship had gotten frosty in recent years. and then kim jong-un dangled the possibility of denuclearization on the korean peninsula if there's cooperation from the u.s. and south korea. in the past north korea has said getting rid of its nuclear weapons is a red line that is nonnegotiable. dave? >> written into their constitution. a new cnn poll shows nearly two-thirds of americans approve of the president's decision to meet with kim jong-un. how could this meeting between kim and xi affect the sit down between the u.s. and north korea, and is xi in the driver's seat on those negotiations?
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>> reporter: it depends on how you look at this. either this was xi jinping calling out to his north korean proxy and saying, hey, before you sit down with the south korean president for the first time which is expected just next month or with president trump, the first-ever meeting between a north korean leader and a u.s. president, you have to come and talk with me. that's one way to look at it. or is this kim jong-un who has leveraged the situation, and after years of frosty relations with beijing has gotten an audience with xi jinping not long after he's been declared a president effectively of china for life, and xi jinping rolled out the red carpet for him and basically gets to reunderscore the alliance between north korea and china and bring that with him to his meetings with the south korean president and with president trump to kind of
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bolster his argument there. two ways to look at it. hard to tell because everything's so opaque in pyongyang. >> it is indeed. major diplomatic developments. great reporting there. thank you. president trump securing a trade deal with south koreay with moving a divisive detail after the trade talks. the revised talks, many key changes help u.s. car companies like new rules on emissions standards and doubling the number of cars they can export to south korea to 50,000 per year. no u.s. automaker exported more than 11,000 cars last year, mainly due to consumer taste, not trade barriers. south korean drivers prefer smaller fuel-efficient cars. it exempts south korea from trump's steel tariffs but limits how much it can export. south korea is the third biggest supplier of steel to the u.s. officials say this delivers on trump's campaign promise, negotiating better trade deals
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one on one. trump threatened tariffs on chinese imports last week. china's also the u.s.' biggest foreign creditor just as the government plans to sell $294 billion worth of bonds, issuing debt this week. the biggest amount since the financial crisis in 2008. china owns more treasury bonds than any foreign country. the sale is to help boost federal revenue declining because of trump's tax cuts. let me say this again -- you remember how republicans and fiscal conservatives screamed during 2008-2009 over government spending. >> very well remember that. >> almost $300 billion the united states has to borrow to help bay for the tax cuts. >> -- help pay for the tax cuts. >> it's own getting worse with the size of the omnibus and spending bills as we move forward. president trump privately floating the idea of using the military budget to build a wall on the border with mexico. a source telling cnn the president discussed the notion in a private meeting last week with house speaker paul ryan. the topic coming up as they
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reviewed the federal spending bill which does not include border wall funding. white house press secretary sarah sanders declining to weigh in at tuesday's briefing. >> the wall is continuing to be built currently, and we're going to keep pushing forward until it's fully completed in the way that the president feels is necessary to defend the country. >> isn't it true at this point that mexico's not going to pay for the wall? >> i'm not going to go beyond what the president's already said. i think he still has plans to look at potential ways for that to happen. >> it is not clear how serious the president is about pursuing that idea. it would face steep hurdles in congress that faces specific questions on how to spend them. this is trump's latest effort to fund the border wall that he promised mexico would way for during the campaign. breaking moments ago, stormy daniels' attorney asking a federal judge for permission to depose president trump. michael aftvenatti wants the president to share what he knows
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about the hush money agreement forcing stormy daniels to keep quiet interested alleged tryst with president trump. avenatti referring to the $130,000 daniels received a week and a half before the election. >> he also requested a deposition for the president's personal attorney, michael cohen, who said he made the payment out of his own pocket. it comes one day after the white house defended president trump's silence on the stormy daniels allegations. >> why the silence? is someone advising him to be silent, or is he following -- >> i don't think it's silent when the president has addressed this, we've addressed it extensively. there's just nothing else to add. just because you guys continue to ask the same question over and over and over again doesn't mean that we have to keep coming up with new things to say. we've addressed it. we've addressed it extensively. and there's nothing new to add to this conversation. >> sanders also saying although the president is a counter puncher, he doesn't necessarily punch back at every story. unless it's alec baldwin or
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meryl streep or anna wintour or colin kaepernick, don't have time. president trump finding it harder to find counsel to help in the russia investigation. another pair of attorneys declining to join the legal team. the firm joins the growing list of lawyers who have refused the president's invitation in recent weeks. more from the white house. >> reporter: it appears that president trump is having difficulty finding legal representation in the russia probe. on tuesday a chicago-based law firm, winston and strong, turned down an invitation to represent the president citing business conflicts. we don't have an indication of specifically what those business conflicts are. the chicago-based law firm becoming the fifth major law firm to turn down representing president trump. they add to a list that includes a former solicitor general and two attorneys that previously represented bill clinton during
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his legal issues. the announcement also comes notably after it was announced that joseph digenova and victoria tensing who were asked did not. this coming at an awkward time for president trump as the russia probe moves into a new phase. we may soon see a decision being made between the president and his legal team over whether president trump will testify and go one on one with robert mueller. >> boris at the white house, thank you. the sheriff's department in orange county, california, taking steps to cooperate with federal law enforcement, sidestepping the state's new sanctuary law. the department says it will put the date that inmates will be released on its website. the move challenges the california values act which limits police communication with federal immigration authorities. critics say the measure will cast too wide a net, handing i.c.e. information on undocumented immigrants who may never be charged with a crime. the orange county board of supervisors will review this.
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yet another former tv personality joining the trump administration, but this time it's not at all what you'd expect. >> the shake it up chicago local popular television dance program? >> don't let the accent throw you. that's former disney channel star caroline sunshine, hired as team trump's new press assistant. best known for her role as tinka in the show "shake it up," one of romans' favorites. the 22-year-old sunshine most recently served as a white house intern and also interned for house majority leader kevin mccarthy. the california republican party and college republican committee, as well. good for her. there is a clown running for congress in south carolina. you might be thinking, of course there is, what else is new? >> full of clowns. >> steve lowe is the real deal. after three decades as a professional clown, think ringling brothers, lowe is running in the june primary for the democratic nomination in
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south carolina's fifth congressional district. his campaign website, clownforcongress.com, features him in make-up and juggling. his slogan -- aim high, vote low. he's one of three democrats vying to face incumbent mike norman. >> terrible. >> he won a election to replace mick mulvaney. he left to become budget director. >> not political at all. clowns are terrifying. can't we all agree? >> you're scared of clowns. >> many millions of americans are scared of clowns. >> they're sweet and happy. >> juggling should be a prerequisite for entering congress. but the clown make-up? a city council hearing taken over by protesters in sacramento. >> as you point this to our council, does this look like a gun? >> anger over the police shooting of an unarmed black man starting to spill over.
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sacramento city council meeting after the police shooting death of stephon clark. he was shot to death by officers as he stood in his grandmother's back yard. police say they thought his cell phone was a gun. a fact not lost on demonstrators at the city council meeting. >> does this look as you point this to our council, does this look like a gun? [ chants ] >> stephon clark! stephon clark! >> the young man is stephon clark's brother. sacramento's mayor forced to gavel the meeting to a close early to guarantee everyone's safety. one person was taken away in handcuffs and charged with assaulting a police officer. for the second time in a week, protesters blocked the entrance to the golden one center. sacramento kings closed the entrances to the nba reason when stephon clark protesters showed up outside. that drew an angry online response from ticket holders. the kings said they had to shut
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the doors in the name of safety. look at this powerful image from inside the arena. a protester wearing a shirt that reads, "i won't keep calm. i have a black son." a kansas grand jury bringing murder charges in the gruesome death of a 10-year-old boy on the world's tallest water slide in 2016. jeffrey henry, co-owner of the schlitterbon park, and designer john school was charged with reckless second-degree murder along with the company designed in building the 17-story ride. caleb schwab was decapitated when the raft he and two women were strapped into went airborne. the water park issued a statement saying the three men charged are innocent, and that they run a safe operation, adding the facts will prove in court this was just a tragic accident. >> terrifying. the catastrophic damage at an ohio fertility clinic worse than thought. 4,000 eggs and embryos were lost after a freezer malfunction.
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that's double the original number, and unlikely any are viable. university hospital's fertility clinic in cleveland says 950 families were affected, up from 700. the malfunction happened when temperatures fluctuated in the tanks where eggs and embryos were stored. an alarm system that should have alerted an employee to temperature swings was shut off. the former boss of disgraced usa gymnastics dr. larry nassar is denying charges that include criminal sexual misconduct. the complaint against william strampel alleges he used his power to get photos from women at michigan state. images were found on his computer in february. forensics showed someone tried to delete some of the photos. strampel also charged with willful neglect of duty for failing to properly oversee nassar who admitted to sexually abusing young girls for decades.
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he could face five years in prison. a blast from the past. "roseanne," the reboot makes its debut. the show with a tall task hoping to bring respect back to political dialogue.
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a dramatic global diplomacy debut for kim jong-un. a surprise visit to china. kim says he's willing to denuclearize. what does he want from president trump in return? and who's going to pay for the wall?
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>> mexico! >> 100%. >> in a slight evolution from that stance, the president is floating a new idea -- let the u.s. military pay for that border wall. emotions run high in sacramento, california, as protesters take over a city council meeting, demanding answers after the shooting death of an unarmed black man. welcome back, i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. wednesday, 31 minutes past the hour. nice to see you all. let's begin with an image that seemed unimaginable a few short months ago. north korean leader kim jong-un standing side by side with chinese president xi jinping. the two leaders shaking hands during kim's surprise visit to beijing, his first trip aboard since taking power in 2011. kim calling for a new era in bilateral discussions, an offer to visit that xi visited.
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>> kim made the trip because he felt compelled to personally share details of the changing diplomatic landscape on the korean peninsula. this marks the north korean leader's emergence as a player on the world stage. important to note, xi and kim are expected to lead their respective countries for life, lending added significance to their talks ahead of an expected summit develop kim and president trump. ivan watson live with us from seoul with the latest. ivan? >> reporter: dave, this was a surprise summit. we did not hear about the four-day visit of north korea's leader, his first overseas trip since he assumed the throne in pyongyang more than six years ago, we didn't hear about it until after he got back to north korea. that's when china and north korea both made the announcement that the visit had taken place in the first place. and to add to the peculiarities about it, he traveled to and from china aboard a very long train, along with his entourage.
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a secret train, you could describe it that way. now china is north korea's oldest and most important ally, but the relationship has been frosty in recent years. partially due to north korea's nuclear weapons tests and its frequent ballistic missile launches which are all banned by united nations security council resolutions. xi jinping, he basically brushed that away, rolled out the red carpet for kim jong-un, talked about their alliance being a strategic choice, and kim jong-un dangled the prospect of denuclearization, something he has said has been a taboo in the past, provided south korea and china cooperate in a move toward peace. dave? >> okay. a new cnn poll shows nearly two-thirds of americans approve of the president's decision to sit down with kim. how could the meeting between the two affect the sit down between the u.s. and north
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korea? >> reporter: well, the white house was very quick to embrace this and say that the meeting is a result of the so-called maximum pressure campaign that washington has led. that's to impose additional economic sanctions to kind of strangle north korea economically. china has been on board with many of those measures. now, the north korean leader can come to an expected face-to-face meeting with president trump saying, hey, i've got china supporting me now, and china has made it clear that its longtime ally, and some argue proxy north korea, is perhaps back in the fold with beijing after the two capitals, the two governments were not seeing things eye to eye for some time. xi jinping did say we shouldn't let individual incidents get in the way of this important bilateral relationship.
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dave? >> stunning images and a major development. live for us in seoul. 5:34 p.m. there. thank you. 34 minutes past the hour. president trump securing a trade deal with south korea, removing a divisive issue with our korean ally ahead of nuclear talks. the white house confirming details of a revised trade deal between the u.s. and south korea. many trade changes help u.s. car companies. rules on emissions standards and doubling the number of cars they can export. american car companies can export to south korea. the new deal is for 50,000 american cars per year. no u.s. carmaker exported more than 11,000 cars last year to south korea, mainly due to consumer taste. not trade barriers. south korea, their drivers prefer smaller, fuel-efficient cars. the deal exempts south korea from trump's steel tariffs but limits how much it can export. south korea's the third-biggest supplier of steel to the u.s. officials say this delivers on trump's campaign promise negotiating better trade deelal one on one. the u.s. is talking with china
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to avoid a trade war. trump threatened tariffs on chinese imports last week. really important here, the timing. china is also the u.s.' biggest foreign creditor, just ads the government plans to -- just as the government plans to sell $294 billion worth of debt this week. look at that. that's the highest amount of debt issued since the financial crisis. china owns more treasury bonds than any foreign country. the sale is to boost federal revenue because of trump's tax cuts. companies are paying less into the treasury coffers. that means, government still spending a lot of money, that means the united states has to borrow $300 billion this week to stay in business. >> hard to believe we are talking annual deficit trickling near a trillion annually under republican control. >> democrats losing their mind. breaking story moments ago. stormy daniels' attorney asking a federal judge for permission to depose president trump. michael avenatti wants the president to share when he knows about the hush money agreement
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forcing stormy daniels to keep quiet about her alleged tryst with donald trump. aftvenatti referring to the $130,000 daniels received a week and a half before the 2016 election. >> he also requested a deposition for the president's personal attorney, michael cohen, who has said he made the payment out of his own pocket. it comes one day after the white house defended president trump's silence on the stormy daniels allegations. >> why the silence? is someone advising him to be silent, or is he following his own -- >> i don't think it's silent when the president has addressed this. we've addressed it extensively. there's nothing left to add. just because you continue to ask the same question over and over again doesn't mean we have to keep coming up with new things to say. we've addressed it. we've edensed it extensively -- we've addressed it extensively, and there's nothing new to add. >> sanders saying although the president is a counter puncher, he doesn't necessarily punch back at every story. president trump privately floating the idea of using the military budget to build a wall
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on the border with mexico. the source telling cnn the president discussed the notion in a private meeting last week with house speaker paul ryan. the topic coming up as they reviewed the federal spending bill which does not include border wall funding. white house press secretary sarah sanders declining to weigh in at tuesday's briefing. >> the wall is continuing to be built currently. we'll keep pushing forward until the way the president feels is necessary to defend the country. >> isn't it true at this point that mexico's not going to pay for the wall? >> i'm not going to go beyond what the president already said. i think he still has plans to look at potential ways for that to happen. >> it is not clear how serious the president is about pursuing that idea. it would likely face steep hurdles in congress. congress appropriates dollars with very specific instructions on how to spend them. this is the president's latest effort to fund the border wall he promised repeatedly during the campaign that he said mexico would pay for. investigators for special counsel robert mueller say they have uncovered ties between
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former trump deputy campaign chairman rick gates and someone with links to a russian intelligence service. according to court filings, that person lived in moscow and kiev and was in touch with gates in september and october of 2016. >> the revelation came in court filings ahead of the sentencing of alex van derzhan. the dutch lawyer who worked with gates pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel about interactions with gates and that unnamed person. the fbi doubling the staff dealing with huge document demands from congress in the wake of criticism the bureau is slow walking its response. fbi director chris wray putting 54 people in two shifts on the job of reviewing thousands of documents subpoenaed by house republicans. they relate to fbi decisions republicans have criticized as showing political bias including the fbi probe of hillary clinton's private e-mail server, potential fbi abuses of foreign surveillance warrants, and the investigation that led to the
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firing of former deputy director andrew mccabe. a justice department source tells cnn attorney general jeff sessions has fumed at the pace of the fbi response and it's unacceptable. it is official, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg will testify before congress over facebook's failure to protect user data. sources tell cnn he felt he had to after facing calls from the media, from the public and lawmakers. senate judiciary chair chuck grassley wants him at a hearing on april 10th. facebook also has a new legal headache. it's being sued for allegedly allowing housing discrimination. the suit claims its ad tools let marketers exclude single women and families with children. wall street was not comforted by either of those headlines. facebook shares fell another 5% yesterday. it has lost $80 billion in market value since the crisis began. it wasn't just facebook. the whole tech sector had a terrible day. twitter, netflix, inindividualia -- invidia down sharply.
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tesla down 8% after the government said it would probe the fatal self-driving car crash. tech is the market's most valuable sector. as tech faces regulator scrutiny, investors are growing wary. wall street closed lower with the nasdaq down 3%. global stocks and u.s. futures now are down. it was a crazy day. up big, then down big. just -- this is a new era for investors. i think a lot of headline risk. >> volatility is the word. okay. there's a clown running for congress in south carolina. you might be thinking what else is new. steve lough is the real deal. after three decades as a professional clown, think ringling brothers, lough is running in the june primary for the democratic nomination in south carolina's fifth congressional district. his campaign website -- clownforcongress.com features him in clown make-up. sorry, i'm terrified. and videos of him juggling. his slogan, aim high, vote lough. here's one of three democrats
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facing ralph norman. norman won a special election to replace mick mulvaney who left the house to become budget director. you do not share my fear of clowns. >> i do not. i do not. >> the whole killer clown thing was terrifying. >> didn't you want to grow up and join the circus -- >> i did grow up to be a clown, just no make-up. a city council hearing taken over by protesters in sacramento. >> as you point this toward council, does this look like a gun? >> anger over the police shooting of an unarmed black man spilling over. my name is jeff sheldon,
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emotions run high at a sacramento city council meeting after the police shooting of stephon clark. he was shot to death as he stood in his grandmother's back yard. police thought the cell phone he was holding was a gun. that was not lost on demonstrators at the council meeting. >> does this look as you point this toward council, does this look like a gun? >> stephon clark! steppon clark! >> that young man is stephon clark's brother. sacramento's mayor forced to gavel the meeting to a close early to guarantee everyone's safety. one person was taken away in handcuffs and charged with assaulting a police officer. >> for the second time in a week protesters blocked the entrance to the golden one center. kings officials closing the entrances to the arena when protesters showed up outside. that drew an angry online response from ticket holders. but the kings say they had to shut the doors in the name of
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safety. in a decision alton sterling's family said it expected, no charges will be filed against two police officers who gunned sterling down in 2016. louisiana's attorney general says the officers acted lawfully and had reason to believe sterling was reaching for a gun. toxicology reports detected alcohol, cocaine, and other drugs in sterling's system. sterling's family and supporters say officers should have de-escalated but did not. >> yes, the system has failed us. yes, we are disappointed. as a family, we're going to stay strong and keep each other prayed up. the devil thought he won, but he didn't. >> baton rouge police say they will release four more videos including body cam, dash cam, and surveillance footage. the former boss the disgraced usa gymnastics dr. larry nassar is denying complaints of misconduct. it alleges that william strampel
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used his power to harass and assault and get photos of women from michigan state. 50 photos showing nudity and pornography were found on strampel's computer in february. forensics showed someone tried to delete the photos. strampel also charged with willful neglect of duty for failing to properly oversee nassar. nassar who admitted to sexually abusing young girls for decades. strampel could face up to five years in prison. a kansas grand jury bringing murder charges in the gruesome death of a 10-year-old boy on the world's tallest water slide in 2016. jeffrey henry, co-owner of the water park, and designer john school, were charged with reckless second-degree murder along with the company involved in designing and building the 17-year-old ride. caleb schwab was decapitated when the raft he and two women were strapped into went airborne. the water park issued a statement saying the three men charged are innocent and that they run a safe operation, adding the facts will prove in
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court this was a tragic accident. the damage from a catastrophic failure at an ohio fertility clinic is far worse than officials first thought. the clinic now says more than 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos were lost after a freezer malfunction. that is double the original number, and it's unlikely any of them are viable now. the university hospital's fertility clinic in cleveland says some 950 families were affected, up from 700. the malfunction occurred when temperatures fluctuated in the tank where the eggs and then embryos were stored. an alarm system which should have alerted an employee to temperature swings was shut off. tragedy there. just got harder to find the latest issue of "cosmo" at walmart. walmart removing it from checkout lines.
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i'd of said... i'd of said you're dreaming. dreaming! definitely dreaming. then again, dreaming is how i got this far. now more businesses in more places can afford to dream gig. comcast, building america's largest gig-speed network. march in paris today to honor the memory of an 85-year-old holocaust survivor brutally murdered in her apartment. she was stabbed 11 times before her home was set on fire. police are investigating her death as a suspected anti-semitic attack. one two of suspects arrested is knoll's 27-year-old neighbor who served jail time for sexual assault. the other, a 21-year-old homeless man, known to police for a violent past. the threat of severe weather moving up to the south. and gulf region today, as well.
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we have more from pedram javaheri in the weather center. big-time storms across central portions of texas. lightning strikes approaching 1,000 strikes since midnight across the region. parts of san antonio, parts of austin really getting the brunt of the activity, expect all of that to want to shift farther toward the east. quiet right now in places like houston, shreveport, and little rock. that won't be the case by this afternoon as the line shifts farther to the east. we expect a similar setup across the region with strong thunderstorms, maybe large hail. fortunateliy an isolated tornado -- potentially an isolated tornado embedded with the storms. the big story is not the rain, hail, even the isolated shot of tornadoes, it's the very large likelihood of tremendous rainfall. some areas getting as much as ten inches, and of course when you put this amount of rainfall anywhere in the world, it's going to cause major problems this. area's been saturated already in recent weeks. that's going to be problematic over the next several dates in the region. 82 in new orleans today. 81 in montgomery. 74 up in charlotte. while you work toward places like chicago and new york, how
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about we warm up in chicago to almost 60 degrees. guys? >> all right. thanks. we'll check cnn "money." global stocks lower now following a tech sell-off on wall street sending u.s. stocks lower. crazy day. market was up big, down big. tech is the market's most valuable sector. investors are wary as tech companies face greater regulatory scrutiny. facebook fell another 5% after ceo mark zuckerberg said he would testify before congress. for those of you keeping score, it has now shed $80 billion in market value since its data crisis began. it wasn't just facebook. twitter, netflix, invidia, tesla, all plummeted. tesla down 8% after the government said it would probe last week's fatal self-driving car crash. wall street bankers making near record bonuses despite cries of overregulation. last year the average bonus soared 17% to $184,200. just for some comparison, that's triple the national median household income.
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and it's just shy of the record in 2006. what happened in 2006? that was just before the whole financial system melted down. the strong payouts also come as congress works to roll back parts of dodd frank. the law passed in the wake of the financial crisis. the senate passed a bill this month easing regulations on community banks, regional lenders, and some mortgage companies. it just got harder to find the latest issue of "cosmo" at walmart. walmart removing the magazine from checkout lanes. an anti-porn group, the national center on sexual exploitation claimsed they influenced -- claims they influenced the decision. they've deemed it porn for years. walmart it says was a business decision, but the concerns raised were heard. cosmo is known for sex tips and advice for young women. walmart will still sell the magazine, but it will be away from the register. you think this is crazy. >> i think this is unbelievable. it's 2018. >> i do have to say, one thing about checkout lanes that drive me crazy, all the candy just in the eyesight lines for kids.
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then you look sometimes -- >> that's good marketing. >> you look sometimes and look at them standing in front of magazines. my little 7-year-old is trying to spell out the words. >> they know how to google stuff, people. magazine industry's having a tough enough time. outrageous. let me know if i'm crazy at "early start" on twitter. >> on this subject. >> we know that for a fact. "early start" continues right now with the stunning meeting between kim jong-un and xi jinping. a dramatic global diplomacy debut for kim jong-un. a surprise visit to china. kim says he's willing to denuclearize, but what does he want from presidnt trump? breaking overnight, stormy daniels' lawyer has filed a request to depose president trump. will the president have an answer about the $130,000 payment under oath? emotions running high in
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sacramento, california. protesters take over a city council meeting, demanding answers after the police shooting death of an unarmed black man. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is wednesday, march 28th. it is 5:00 a.m. exactly in the east. let's begin with an image that seemed unimaginable just a few short months ago. north korean leader kim jong-un standing side by side with chinese president xi jinping. two shaking hands during kim's surprise visit to beijing. his first trip abroad since taking power in 2011. kim calling for a new era in bilateral relations, even inviting president xi to visit pyongyang, an offer xi accepted. >> according to state-run media, kim made the trip because he felt compelled to personally share details of the changing diplomatic landscape on the korean peninsula. this marks the north korean's emergence as a player on the world stage. important to note, the two are expected to lead their respective countries for life, lending added

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