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ow do i do this? you don't do this. we do this, together. bounce forward, with comcast business. impending doom. the cdc's director's plea to americans in the war on covid. day two of the trial for the former police officer who killed george floyd. we have the new revelations from an emotional first day. and free at last, the ship blocking the suez canal has been dislodged. how long will it take for a global supply chain to now catch up? welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world, this is "early start," i'm laura jarrett. >> and i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, march 30th. it is 5:00 a.m. exactly here in
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new york. buckle down, today the director of the cdc will give that tough warning to governors nationwide. top health officials joined president biden on monday urging an impatient u.s. public to stay on guard against covid. daily case counts inching back up, hospitalizations have stopped falling and now younger people are replacing seniors in some icus. >> the numbers in michigan are really telling. look at this. hospitalizations are up over 600% for people in their 30s and 800% for people in their 40s. this as the u.s. has surpassed 550,000 deaths from covid. the cdc director dr. rochelle walensky fears all the reopenings and the end of mask mandates will lead the country to a dark place. >> i'm going to reflect on the recurring feeling i have of impending doom. we have so much to look forward to, so much promise and
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potential of where we are and so much reason for hope, but right now i'm scared. >> the message mask up and don't let your guard down. president biden implored states to cause their reopenings and is pushing state and local leaders to bring back or keep mask mandates. biden says within three weeks u.s. people will live one five miles of a farmly. with more shots in arms the good news is that vaccine hesitancy is falling dramatically. according to a new study by the advertiser family foundation 62% of adults are vaccinated or want a covid vaccination as soon as possible. that's up substantially from the last few months. the biggest jump here among black adults, 55% of vaccinated or want to be. still, though, 20% of those surveyed said they would definitely -- they definitely
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would not get i vaccinated or would only get vaccinated if required. real world proof people who take the vaccines are reaping the benefits. new cdc data shows people fully vaccinated with the pfizer or moderna vaccine are 90% less likely to get covid. the data shows how well the vaccine performs in settings outside clinical trial settings. vaccine effectiveness for people with only one shot was 80%. >> this morning cnn is standing by for the release of a long awaited report on the origins of coronavirus. international security editor nick paton walsh is live in london this morning. nick, a lot of speculation on the origins of this virus. we've seen a draft. what do you expect in this final report and can it be trusted? >> yeah, two important questions there. the first thing this report does not have a conclusive answer and to be honest that's simply the way nature and science works, there are a lot of hunches here that they are following and a lot of data that's extremely
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useful but the key take away is that they think the virus got into humans through what's called an intermediary animal. most of the studies at this point suggest the virus most likely originated in bats but they didn't jump from bats to humans directly, it probably went through this intermediary animal, it's not clear who it is, the report said maybe cats or minks could possibly be involved in this. that's the most likely source of the virus it points towards. you also will have heard the chinese government talking about frozen food, that is very much played down as unlikely. also you've heard senior u.s. officials talk about the possibility of a lab leak. that is also significantly played down. although interestingly, in fact, the report talks about how staff at a key virus institute in wuhan were tested for the virus and all found not to have it. there's a lot of other very interesting data in this report, too. it's 123 pages long. yes, most of the data that the w.h.o. panel got to look at was supplied to them by chinese
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scientists and officials. those who don't trust the chinese government will lean on that saying they can pretty much provide what suits the picture they want to present but there's a lot of interesting detail that doesn't flatter china enormously. there are clear signs of a rise in influenza-like illnesses in december of 2019, that's when the virus first originated, we reported on that late last year and that may be completely unconnected with the emergence of the novel coronavirus or it may be a sign that it was spreading earlier in the population than previously thought. a lot that will lead to further studies, further research according to the graft we have seen and a lot that will cause people to point the finger at china and saying this might have been circulating amongst your population before you made faster measures in december and january of 2020. a lot there, we're expect to go see in the hours ahead. laugher ra. >> nick paton walsh, thank you for that. now to the other big story this morning, in just a few hours court resumes in the trial of former minneapolis police
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officer derek chauvin for the murder of george floyd. the first day of the trial the court heard from three witnesses including a 911 dispatcher who essentially called the police on the police. jenna scurry said she felt, quote, a gut instinct that something was not right as she watched officers press floyd to the ground for so long that she thought her video feed had frozen. audio from her call with a police sergeant supervising officers at the scene was played in court yesterday. >> we have the cameras up for 3 twenties call. they must have already started moving him and -- 320 over at cup foods. >> okay. >> i don't know if they had used force or not. they got something out of the back of the squad and all of them sat on this man so i don't know if they needed you or not. >> she called the police on the police essentially her own
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supervisor. you had bystanders calling the police on the police. on the streets in minneapolis yesterday protesters took a need for 8 minutes and 46 seconds that was before we learned chauvin's knee was actually on floyd's neck even longer than that. cnn's sara sidner is in minneapolis. >> reporter: christine and laura, the prosecution's opening statement told you pretty much everything you need to know about the kind of case they will be bringing with to the jury. opening with derek chauvin betrayed his badge for using excessive force on the body of george floyd. they then as one of the first pieces of evidence showed the video that the world has seen, a bystander's video of chauvin's knee on george floyd's neck, that video played in front of the jury, some of whom had not seen the entire video themselves so it was a first for some of those jurors and it certainly had an impact because it is dramatic and disturbing. we also heard some new numbers
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that the world had not heard before. prosecutors say that indeed after looking at the totality of the videos, including the body camera videos from police that indeed derek chauvin was actually on george floyd's neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, significantly longer than the 8 minutes 46 seconds they had initially charged in this case. we did hear from three witnesses already, the third witness will continue today. that witness was donald williams who was there on the scene on may 25th watching this all happen and yelling at police officers at some point because he was so disturbed by what he saw on the streets asking them to get off george floyd's neck. >> he was going into distress because of the knee and he vocalized that i can't breathe, i need to get up and i'm sorry. his eyes slowly rolled to the back of his head, you seen the blood coming out of his nose. just like mma you can tell when someone gets tired or gets
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choked out or things like that. his breathing was getting tremendously heavy and tremendously harder for him to breathe and you actually could hear him, you could see him struggling to actually gasp for air. >> reporter: of course, the defense has a whole different idea saying, look, there is a totality of evidence that the jury must look at including some of their medical experts who they plan to call who they say will say that floyd did not die from injuries or from what happened at the hands of police, but indeed died from a medical condition and potentially the drugs that were in his system as well. christine, laura? >> sara sidner, thank you so much for that. president biden moving ahead to sell his infrastructure proposal as the white house preps for its next big swing on the economy. that's next. erks, like a home and auto-bundle discount. (man) i'm phoning it in and just saved twenty percent. (burke) get your policy perks by calling 1-800-farmers. go ahead, phone it in. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪
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he's doing it in the same city where he launched his campaign. jasmine wright is live at the white house this morning. jasmine, good morning. what are you hearing? what's the plan? >> reporter: laura, president biden is looking to go big with this infrastructure bill. listen, first thing, it's him trying to fulfill a campaign pledge to pass a sweeping infrastructure and jobs bill but also it shows a real interest on the part of the white house trying to overhaul the social safety net strategy that we have in this country. child care, care giving, education, looking to pass potentially transformative policies that would alter american life and the economy itself. so now we know that this vote is expected to come in around 3 to $4 trillion and first up is going to be that infrastructure portion, railroads, bridges, things like that, but also some climate-related measures. white house press secretary jen psaki previewed that for us yesterday. take a listen.
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>> he will talk this week about investments we need to make in domestic manufacturing, r&d, the care giving economy and infrastructure. in the coming weeks the president will lay out his vision for a second package that focuses squarely on creating economic security for the middle class through investments in child care, health care, education and other areas. our focus is also on having that engagement and discussion with members of congress. if they share a goal of building our infrastructure for the future but don't like the way he's going to propose to pay for t we're happy to look at their proposals. if they don't want to pay for it i guess they can propose that, too. >> again, laura, we know that in this congress getting something done is never easy because of those slim democratic majorities so we expect this to be really a months' long effort with both sides of the aisle trying to see what they can get passed. this is going to test biden and the white house on two different fronts. it's going to test his real pledge to do things in a
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bipartisan way, we know that he passed the american rescue plan with no republican support. is he going to pass his second legislation again with no support? and also it's going to test america's appetite to raise taxes on the wealthy and on coringses to pay for a part of this bill. now, this is all going to start rolling out, as you said, at the place where it happened, the place where it started, pittsburgh, on wednesday with president biden. >> as you said, the taxes piece of this really the difference here from the american rescue plan and what makes it a little bit more tricky. jasmine, thank you. the idea is that building infrastructure would create jobs and revive the blue collar economy. the georgetown center on education in the workforce estimates the biden infrastructure plan would save or create 15 million jobs over a decade. three quarters of those jobs would be for workers with a high school education or less. phase one repairing roads, bridges, railways, investments
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in 5g and clean energy, it would also include domestic manufacturing and money for schools. phase two investments are for working families including making the child tax credit permanent potentially, paid family leave, better access to health care and quality subsidized health care. all together you are talking some 3 to 4 trillion dollars in new spending. the transportation secretary pete buttigieg says there would be no gas tax or mileage tax hikes for consumers. >> we ha've got a trillion doll backlog in roads and bridges. i am encouraged by what i believe to be sincere expressions of interest that i'm hearing from the other side of the aisle on doing something real. let's make very clear, this is a jobs bill that's going to have climate benefits and i think that's something we should all be able to get behind. >> the white house considering higher taxes on corporations and the rich to pay for it. biden of course vowed to not raise taxes on families or individuals making less than
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$400,000 a year, laura. speaking of climate benefits, a big boost for offshore wind energy in the u.s. the white house plans to deploy 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind mills in coastal waters by 2030. that's enough to power 10 million homes. it's also a potential source of renewable emissions-free electricity that has never fully taken off in the united states. the white house says the program will create thousands of new jobs. a surprise proposal from the basketball coach at baylor, stop covid testing for the final four. the backlash on and off the court next. but not every tomato ends in the same kind of heinz ketchup. because you can't be everyone's favorite ketchup without making a ketchup for everyone. this is how you become the best! [music: “you're the best” by joe esposito] [music: “you're the best” by joe esposito]
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half of the final four is set and the other two spots will be decided tonight. andy scholes alma mater houston the first to punch their ticket. he has more in this morning's "bleacher report." >> i'm pretty pumped up about them making the final four for the first time in my lifetime. the cougars back in the final four for the final four. they were dominating college basketball. houston built up a 17-point lead at halftime against 12 seed oregon state but the beavers they came all the way back in this game to tie it up with 3:48 to go. a quick drive would knock down a huge three to give the cougs back the lead. the tenacious defense and rebounding winning out. beat the beavers 67-61 to make it to the final four for the first time since 1984.
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it's going to be an all texas matchup on that side of the bracket. it's baylor earned their first final four berth in more than seven decades. the bears leading wire to wire beating arkansas 81-72. the last time baylor got this far in march madness was 1950 when they were just eight teams in the field. we've got two more games tonight on our sister channel texas. gonzaga takes on usc, then ucla trying to extend their magical run as they take on one seed michigan. the women's tournament we had an absolute thriller between defending champion baylor and uconn. baler up late but uconn going an 18-0 run to grab the lead. the lady bears would fight back and have a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but carrington will take a shot, looks like she was fouled. no call made.
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♪ all right. good morning, everyone. this is "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm laura jarrett. it's 30 minutes past the hour here in new york and we begin this half hour with top health officials joining president biden urging an increasingly impatient united states public to stay on guard against covid. >> i'm reiterating my call for every governor, mayor and local leader to maintain and reinstate the mask mandate. please, this is not politics. reinstate the mandate if you let it down. >> mr. president, do you believe that some states should pause their reopening efforts? >> yes. >> all right. daily case counts inching back up, hospitalizations have stopped falling and now younger people are replacing seniors in some icus. today the director of the cdc
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will warn governors now is the time to stay vigilant. dr. rochelle walensky fears what happens if reopenings expand and masks are thrown out the window. >> i'm going to reflect on the recurring feeling i have of impending doom. we have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope, but right now i'm scared. >> the cdc director is saying she is scared. president biden says within three weeks 90% of u.s. adults will live within five miles of a vaccination site and part of the reason he is so confident is the number of local pharmacies participating in the federal vaccination program is expected to more than double to 40,000. right now more than 36% of adults in the u.s. have had at least one dose of the vaccine. >> the cdc has extended its ban on evictions for renters once again, this time until june 30th. arkansas now the only state in the country with no set date for vaccinating everyone 16 and older.
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while in new york people in their 30s and 40s are preparing to keep hitting the refresh button for appointments this morning. carolina panthers has the pandemic covered from coast to coast. >> reporter: i'm alexandra field in new york city. president joe biden is saying within the next three weeks 90% of american adults will be eligible to receive a vaccine. new york state is the latest to announce their plans to expand eligibility. anyone age 30 and up is eligible to receive a vaccine starting today. the number goes down to anyone age 16 and up starting april 6. that is well ahead of president biden's initial deadline for states of may 1st. >> reporter: i'm adrienne broaddus and in chicago vaccines continue to roll out. on monday the city's mayor lori lightfoot announced people 16 and older with underlying medical conditions and all essential workers are now able to receive the covid-19 vaccine. she says that's about 84% of
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adults in chicago. this announcement came on the same day the mayor made another announcement via twitter. she said in part, we're heading in the wrong direction when it comes to covid cases. the pandemic is not over. also on monday officials with the public health department in illinois reported more than 1,700 new covid cases. >> reporter: i'm miguel marquez in detroit, michigan, the state that is seeing a huge increase in the number of coronavirus cases. officials here trying to deal with it in a couple different ways. one, they've launched a covid dashboard for businesses that break coronavirus rules. so that not only the businesses but the employees, the government and the public knows which businesses are not following coronavirus guidelines. it's also trying to increase testing across the board, testing has fallen here by about half over the last couple of months. they hope more testing will tell them exactly where the virus is so they can try to control it.
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>> reporter: i'm pete muntean at reagan national airport. air travel just set a new record of the pandemic. the tsa says it screened 1.57 million people at airports across the country. that means 9.5 million people have flown in the last week. this new number more than eight times greater than the number on the same day in 2020 when air travel was its most depressed. that means that airlines are thinking that a recovery is starting. this new number also 62% of what numbers were like on the same day in 2019. united airlines says it's adding more flights. it will fly about 50% of its schedule by memorial day but health officials are wondering if this is so much travel too soon. all right. covid cases in american children are up slightly for the second week in a row after two months of steady declines. remember, even if children are asymptomatic they can pass the virus on to more vulnerable people. more than 64,000 new child covid
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cases were identified through testing in the u.s. last week. children now make up 13% of all cases. more than 3.4 million kids in this country have tested positive for covid. how about bonus checks for vaccines. it turns out americans hesitant about covid vaccines are more likely to get a shot but there is a little bit of an incentive. according to new research from the kaiser family foundation one quarter of employed americans say they would be more likely to get a covid vaccine if it was offered at work and one in five say a $50 reward from their employers would make them more likely to get vaccinated. that number rose to 22% of people if the offer was raised to $200. the biden administration launching a new task force to ensure scientific decisions are free from improper political influence. the white house says the president prioritizes supporting scientists and researchers as they do their work. it's of course a stark contrast to the previous administration. several top health officials under former president trump told cnn in a special report
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they face political pressure while doing their jobs during the pandemic and so many deaths could have been avoided. >> after they spoke out the former president lashed out at doctors anthony fauci and deborah birx. essentially the president telling on himself. trump said he almost always overturned their recommendations. those recommendations of course were meant to slow a pandemic that has now killed 550,000 americans. one wonders why bragging about not taking their advice is somehow a good thing. president biden rolls out his sweeping jobs and infrastructure package tomorrow and he is doing it in the same city where he launched his campaign. jasmine wright is back with us live at the white house this morning. good morning, jasmine. these are big, bold extensive plans, roads, bridges, railways, 5g, clean energy, then the investments in working families. two different parts of this, the first part will be infrastructure. >> reporter: that's right.
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and as you said, president biden is looking to go big on this package. it fulfills a campaign pledge made by him to pass a sweeping infrastructure and sweeping jobs plan but also it shows an interest on the part of the white house to put forth potentially transformative policies when it comes to the social net, things like child care, care giving, education, trying to transform american life and also potentially the entire economy. now, listen, we know that this thing is expected to cost about 3 to 4 trillion dollars and first up is going to be that infrastructure portion, that means railroads, as you said, bridges, roads, and next is that in april it is the more social part of his package. christine? >> okay. so the more social part of his package, child care, paid family leave, all of that. that will be part two next month. that's sort of the caring side of the economy. so you've got the hard investments and then you've got this investment in equality
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which has been a real priority for this administration. >> reporter: that's exactly right. and, look, anything that happens right now in this congress because of those slim majorities in both chambers, slim democratic majorities in both chambers it takes a while. this is expected to be a months' long effort on the part of president biden and the democrats trying to see where they have votes on both sides, what they can get passed. and we also know that it's going to test president biden's pledge to do things in a bipartisan fashion, christine. last month he passed -- or this month, rather, it's still march, he passed the american rescue plan with no republican votes. the question is is he going to do it again down the line for this bill. we just don't know that yet. but that is something that we will be watching and also it's going to test america's appetite to raise the taxes on the wealthy. one of the ways that president biden will say that these things have to get paid for and that's one of the things that he is expected to say how he can pay
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for it. really all the fun of what is going to happen over the next few months in infrastructure starts on wednesday in pittsburgh, as you said, where it started for president biden. >> one wonders how they frame it. 35% corporate tax rate in the trump administration, went down to 21, you're hearing 28 is on the table, do they compromise to 25, everyone still has lower taxes than they did previously in 2017. it all depends on how at the frame it. thank you. all right. the ever given now floating free after that giant container ship blocked the suez canal for nearly a week. those cheers from a tugboat crew that helped free the giant ship. hundreds of other vessels that have been stranded at the canal since last tuesday are preparing to restart their journeys but the next trip for the newly freed vessel is a short one. ben wedeman live from great bitter lake in egypt where the
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ever given is heading. ben, how did this get freed finally and what happens next? >> reporter: laura, really it was a combination of really hard work by dredging crews and by tugboats that finally moved it, but also with a bit of help from mother nature. the effort was timed to coincide with the high tides and what's also known as the super moon which only happens four times a year when the full moon is closest in its elliptical orbit to the earth. if they hadn't been able to move the ship at that point, it would have been a whole different and much more expensive and complicated ball game, but it's over. the evergreen is somewhere behind me in the great bitter lake, it has been inspected and also an investigation is under way involving egyptian authorities and other parties as well to try to find out what happened that caused this
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massive crisis to world trade. but the suez canal is now back in business. we have been watching as some very large ships have been passing by. there is a backlog. according to the suez canal authority, 437 ships are waiting to pass through the suez canal, however, they are making changes to make sure this can happen as quickly as possible. normally the canal is open for about 12 hours a day, now 24 hours a day. the plan it was expect that had by 9:00 a.m. local time today that as many as 112 ships would have passed through the canal already and we've also seen that some of the ships that were being diverted around africa have been told to turn around, come back, go through the suez canal because it's open again.
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laura? >> ben, so great to have you there for us. really appreciate it. thanks. all right. so the ever given is freed but the backlog is coming to a gas station or big box store near you. think higher prices for gas and shortages of toilet paper and instant coffee. it will take months to straighten out disrupted supply chains once these ships are to move. 12% of global trade passes through the size. maersk said it had 29 vessels waiting to get into the canal, it redirected more than a dozen vessels. that adds days and dollars. maersk told customers it will take six or more days to clear the backlog. containers full of oil, car parts, instant coffee, all clogged here. we will be right back. lactaid is 100% real milk, just without the lactose. so you can enjoy it even if you're sensitive. yet some say it isn't real milk.
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welcome back. the number of migrant children in border facilities without their parents now at the highest point since the government began releasing the data. as of sunday there were almost 5,800 children in the custody of cuss comes and border protection and the biden administration continues to struggle moving these kids out of these jail-like conditions into more appropriate shelters that simply doesn't have the space right now. >> the administration also grappling with the increase of migrant families and adults arriving at the border most of whom are being turned away. cnn has also learned border patrol officers are releasing hundreds of migrants at bus stations in texas's rio grande valley. the white house will update democratic house lawmakers on the situation at the border today. the children of three late civil rights icons condemning the new roll back of voting rights in georgia. bernice king, daughter of martin
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luther king jr., al vivian and john miles lewis son of congressman john lewis say corporate leaders and lawmakers fail to live up to their racial equity commitments and disrespected their fathers' tireless work. >> they write rather than sowing seeds for democracy legislators are trying to transport us back to mass voter suppression for communities of color was the law of the land. the assault on voting rights has led for calls for big sporting events and hollywood productions to be moved out of georgia. a police officer in georgia says he was thinking about the insurrection at the u.s. capitol while he was arresting state representative park cannon for knocking on the governor's door. the atlanta journal constitution reports that lieutenant j.d. langford wrote in his incident report he was worried other protesters would have been, quote, emboldened to follow cannon's lead if he didn't arrest her.
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the atlanta democrat faces two nell knee charges for refuse to go knock on governor kemp's office. family and friends in the boulder community will say farewell today to the police officer killed in last week's supermarket massacre. shimon prokupecz has more this morning from boulder. >> reporter: christine and laura, many of the city buildings will be closed today here in boulder and city employees given the day off in honor of hero officer eric talley. the father of seven will be remembered at a memorial service here later today. many are expected to attend, many people are expected to line the street, there will also be a procession in honor of him. police have said that he was a hero here, that he formed a team pretty quickly, once he got here that went in and stopped the gunman. potentially saving many, many lives. now, the investigation is still
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continuing, police still don't have a motive and of course the suspect in this case is expected to face additional charges. christine, laura? vigilant community members have been instrumental in preventing many potential school shootings according to a report by the u.s. secret service. it cites dozens of cases between 2006 and 2018 in which current or former students planning school attacks were stopped by others before they could harm anyone. almost two thirds of would be attackers displayed emotional or psychological symptoms. federal prosecutors have filed sex trafficking charges against jeffrey epstein's alleged co-con spear store jill lane maxwell. the feds say she recruited and groom a 14-year-old girl to engage in sex acts with epstein as recently as 2004. these new charges were filed monday in a super seeding indictment against her. she was previously charged by new york prosecutors with conspiracy and enticing minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.
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