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breaking this morning, the secretary of state back in pyongyang. and three american detainees are expected to leave with him. we are live in seoul. this was a horrible, o one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. it didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will. >> the u.s. is out of the iran deal. the question, what's next to keep iran from developing a nuclear weapon?
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and a cnn exclusive. the special counsel is talking to a russian oligarch about hundreds of thousands of dollars pesticide paid to the president's personal attorney. what is that about? good morning, and welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> that needs explaining. we'll get to it in a moment. i'm dave briggs. it's may 9th, we have live reports from tehran. breaking news, mike pompeo in north korea this hour. according to the south korean government officials, the newly minted secretary of state is expected to return home with three american detainees. let's bring in cnn's paula hancocks live with us from seoul, south korea. good morning. >> reporter: hello, dave. we know from one south korean official that they expect mike pmpeo to leave pyongyang with three detainees. it is just an expectation, at
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this point. we have no clarification or confirmation that that could happen. the u.s. secretary of state on his way to pyongyang said that they've been asking about this for 17 months, and they will ask again. that this is going to be one of the main topics of conversation when he is in pyongyang, saying it would be a great gesture if they decided to release the three americans. also he is there, though, to pin down the date, the location, the specifics of the summit between donald trump and kim jong-un. and earlier, donald trump saying that that has been decided upon, the date and location. but clearly north korea has to sign off on that, as well. in addition to that, kim jong-un just yesterday went to china once again to meet with president xi jinping, an unexpected meeting. once again xi jinping showing that he is the main ally of north korea, reinserting himself into this entire process. the question is, how will kim jong-un take the fact that the u.s. is now out of the iranian nuclear deal? some critics here suggesting that he's unlikely to agree to a
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full denuclearization with this u.s. president if he doesn't know what the next u.s. president might do. >> xi jinping reminding everyone he is the center of all of this. paula hancocks live from seoul. thanks. president trump innorring pleas from key european -- ignoring pleas from key european allies announcing the u.s. is quitting the iran nuclear deal. >> it is clear to me that we cannot prevent an iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement. the iran deal is defective at its core. if we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen. >> the president plans to impose new sanctions on the iranian regime and says any country that helps iran obtain nuclear weapons would be strongly sanctioned. reaction to the move was swift both at home and abroad. want to bring in fred pleitgen. he is there for us in tehran. and fred, first, the reaction
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from where you are to the president fulfilling a campaign promise to get out of this deal. >> reporter: yeah. christine, they've been swift, and they've been very fierce, as well. earlier today, an iranian parliament, hard lion conservatives burn -- hard-line conservatives burned copies of the american flag and nuclear agreement, as well. they say the united states and president trump have shown they cannot be trusted, especially in negotiations like these. and they say that the iranians have always lived up to their commitments in the nuclear agreement. now, iran's very moderate president rouhani, he came out earlier and took a more moderate tone. he said that he hoped in the future iran might be able to salvage at least part of the nuclear agreement, that being with iran, the other countries that signed on to the agreement, of course then minus the united states. of course all that would count on the europeans still abiding by the nuclear agreement. the iranians say they're going to look at that. they hope the europeans do that. that's easier said than done.
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european countries france, germany, britain, the most important ones, have said they want the nuclear agreement to survive, to continue. of course, there is immense pressure from the trump administration, not just on these governments but, frankly, from countries -- on companies that are trying to do business from these countries here in iran. the iranians have said that if the nuclear agreement falls apart, they are capable and willing to ramp up their nuclear program once again. however, they also say they've never had any intention and certainly don't now have any intention of building a nuclear bomb. >> all right, fred pleitgen in tehran, thank you. we'll get back to you soon. u.s. intelligence officials are growing increasingly concerned about a possible attack by iran against israel. military officials tell cnn the intelligence not clear on what kind of attack might take place or even when. but the u.s. believes it could come from inside syria or lebanon or even iran itself. let's bring in ian lee live from jerusalem with the latest.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. yeah, last night we were hearing from the israeli military. they are stepping up their alert level after what they said were irregular activities of iranian forces inside of syria. what does that actually mean is that they opened up shelters for civilians in the golan heights as well as across northern israel. they also called up reservists. these are noncombatant reservists which include medics, intelligence officers, also people who can operate israel's anti-missile iron dome system. this highlights the increased tensions that we've been seeing in the northern part of israel along the border with syria. israeli officials have been afraid that there could be some sort of tensions and outbreak of violence around this nuclear deal, around the united states pulling out of it. this morning, though, we did have israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu before he was leaving to russia to attend the
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victory day parade inside moscow. he gave some statements, and he said that he wants to work with the russians to talk about coordination between the two militaries so there aren't any mishaps. as we know, israel has been operating inside syria. they've carried out a number of air strikes. and just last night we're hearing from syrian state media that they intercepted two israeli missiles in the damascus neighborhood. although the israeli military says they're not commenting. dave? >> tenuous times. live in jerusalem, ian, thank you. president trump's decision to pull out of the iran deal drew strong negative reaction from democrats and some republicans. even some lawmakers who vote against the deal are say -- voted against the deal are saying that withdrawing is not the answer. >> this is a little like replace and repeal. they had these words, they used them in the campaign, and they don't have a real plan here. >> i just don't think that it's a wise move. oftentimes when you get into
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office, you realize, hey, that may have worked in the campaign or those were -- that was a good line or whatnot, but you realize it's not good for the country at this point. given where we are with negotiations now, especially with north korea, our allies and our adversaries need to know that we are reliable. >> there was also support for the president's decision. florida senator marco rubio arguing that iran has used sanctions relief from the deal to build its missile program and boost its support for hezbollah and syria's assad regime. former president obama weighed in with a pointed statement calling the move misguided. >> he said in a democracy there will always be changes in policies and priorities from one administration to the next, but the consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding america's credibility and puts us at odds with the world's major powers. president trump has pulled out of the iran deal, the paris climate accord, and the transpacific partnership, three
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major international agreements of the obama era. special counsel robert mueller's investigators question a russian oligarch close to vladimir putin about hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to michael cohen. a source telling cnn a u.s. affiliate of the oligarch's company made the large payments to president trump's personal attorney in the months after the election. and in a bizarre twist, the money could be tied to the stormy daniels payoff. cnn has more from washington. >> reporter: mueller's investigators have questioned a russian oligarch named viktor vikselberg about hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments made to president trump's personal attorney, michael cohen, in 2017. the payments went from vikselbe vikselberg's u.s.-linked company call would columbus nova to cohen. columbus nova is run by vikselberg's american cousin.
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and documents that were released by stormy daniels' attorney, michael avenatti, alleged that half a million dollars was paid to cohen beginning in january, 2017. last month the trump administration put vikselberg on a list of sanctioned russians for election interference. what's not clear is the purpose of the payments that were made to cohen or the nature of the business relationship between cohen and vikselberg, and the fact that investigators are scrutinizing this is significant because it essentially shows that a company created by michael cohen to pay hush money to stormy daniels was also receiving money, that same llc was also receiving money, from a u.s. company in new york city that is linked to a russian oligarch. >> shimon, thanks for that reporting. no comment yet from cohen or vikselberg. we have this statement from
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columbus nova's general counsel -- i can confirm that the company is 100% owned and controlled by americans. any suggestion that at any point in time viktor vikselberg or any of his companies owned or exercised any control over columbus nova is patently untrue. a big night of primaries in four states. why republicans are breathing a big sigh of relief. and an epic troll from mitch mcconnell's team toward that man, don blankenship.
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primary results from four states are in. the sound you hear from washington is republicans collectively exhaling. controversial former coal second and ex-con don blankenship finished a distant third in the west virginia senate race, and that prompted a memorable bit of trolling from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell's campaign team which tweeted, "thanks for playing, don," on
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the poster for "national parks on -- "narcos," a referral to the nickname "cocaine mitch." we have more from charleston. >> reporter: there is no doubt that the results in west virginia come as a relief to republicans in washington, particularly majority leader mitch mcconnell and president trump. the former coal baron ended up with a disappointing finish, coming in third place. there was some thought that don blankenship's campaign was surging, that he had an opportunity to defy all the odds. this despite the fact that president trump put out a tweet telling voters in west virginia to pick anyone other than blankenship. it was that tweet that blankenship believes was the difference between a win and a loss. take a listen. >> it didn't work out. you know, i'm being asked, of course, whether some of the things we did, pregnawhether it cocaine mitch or criticisms of mitch mcconnell or china people that made the difference. i don't think so.
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i think if there was any single factor based on polling at different times, the debate, and the things i saw, it was more likely president trump's, i don't know what to call it, but don't vote for don tweet. >> reporter: the eventual winner is the attorney general patrick morrissey. he earns the right to take on the company, joe mnuchin, in the fall. on tuesday, it was indiana businessman mike brom is a surprise win beating out two sitting members of congress taking out jim donnelley. in ohio, jim renacci will take on incumbent sherrod brown. in north carolina, a number of house races had primaries. it was robert pittinger, the incumbent there, the company republican, who lost in a rematch to mark harris. it will be mark harris who will move on to the general election. >> thanks. two other midterm races of note -- in indiana, vice president mike pence's older brother, greg
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pence, clinched the republican nomination in his congressional bid. the seat which represents parts of rural eastern indiana was previously held by the vice president. in ohio, a trump accuser secures the democratic nomination for a seat in the legislature. rachel crooks, remember her, she claims trump kissed her without her consent when she worked at trump tower in 2005. she ran unopposed and will face off against first-term republican congressman paul reinke in november. gina haspel appears before the senate intelligence committee this morning in her bid to become the first woman to lead the cia. the path to confirmation appears to be clearing just days after she offered to withdraw her nomination. haspel is expected to face very tough questions about her role in the use of harsh interrogation tactics like water boarding in the aftermath of 9/11. >> the cia releasing this excerpt from haspel's planned remarks -- "having served in that tumultuous time, i can
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offer my personal commitment clearly and without reservation that under my leadership cia will not restart such a detention and interrogation program." most democrats oppose the nomination even though she's comes highly recommended by colleagues including senior intelligence officials from the obama administration. a very, very good point there. >> yeah. and also, look, the politics of this -- you have ten senate democrats running from trump states. can they oppose gina haspel and then turn around and win the midterms? that's a tough needle to thread. we'll talk basketball next. the western conference final everyone wanted. now the golden state warriors and houston rockets will square off. we'll show you what led to the showdown. my name is jeff sheldon, and i'm the founder of ugmonk. before shipstation it was crazy. it's great when you see a hundred orders come in, a hundred orders come in, but then you realize i've got a hundred orders i have to ship out. shipstation streamlined that wh the order data, the weights of , everything is seamlessly put into shipstation, so when we print the shipping ll everything's pretty much done. it's so much easier
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23 minutes past the hour. wild swings in oil prices, folks, after the president pulled the u.s. from that iran deal. i mean, this was really nuts to watch, dave. oil fell 4%, then climbed back above $70 again. sanctions could cut off iran's oil exports putting another dent in a tight global supply. rising oil prices mean higher costs for many u.s. businesses like fuel for airlines, truck, delivery, and shipping for big consumer brands. and u.s. drivers will pay more at the pump. gas buddy expects you will add another 30 cents per gallon to your gas bill. the u.s. quitting iran deal has a direct effect on other businesses, as well. many companies signed lucrative deals when iran's economy opened up in 2015. sanctions will turn those contracts into losses. iran's biggest foreign deals were to modernize its aging
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airlines. now both boeing and airbus have had to scrap multibillion dollar plans. boeing saw writing on the wall here. the president has been clear, so they were already starting to prepare. airlines and hotel who's seized on tourism dollars also a big player here. watch carefully to see what this means for automakers work inside iran. germany's volkswagen had planned to do business in iran. it just began selling cars there for the first time in 17 years. also general electric. last year it made millions selling equipment for gas plants. companies had three months to cut ties. that grace period also gives the u.s. time to adjust plans. its actions could prove difficult to enforce, like with steel and aluminum tariffs. the administration later gave allies temporary exemptions there. watch the space. a lot of uncertainty here. we have some certainty in the nba, though. the golden state warriors flag and houston rockets -- warriors
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breaking this morning, the secretary of state is back in pyongyang, and three american detainees are expected to leave with him. we're live in seoul. this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. it didn't bring calm. it didn't bring peace, and it will never will. >> campaign promise kept. the u.s. is out of the landmark nuclear deal with iran, but the big question now -- what's the next step to keep iran from developing a nuclear weapon? and a cnn exclusive. the special counsel talking to a russian oligarch about hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to the president's personal attorney. happy hump day, everybody. also a big night for the president. he got a big win in west virginia. we'll talk about that.
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>> that's right. welcome back to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. 31 minutes past the hour. let's start with the breaking news. mike pompeo right now in north korea. according to south korean government officials, the secretary of state is expected to return home with three american detainees. let's bring in paula hancocks live from seoul. certainly that is the hope, that is the feeling, but it is not official yet. >> reporter: that's right. it is just an expectation from the south korean side at this point. we just received a report from a team who's traveling with mike pompeo in pyongyang saying that he had a lunch with the former spy chief of north korea, and they didn't mention the words "detainees" in this report. that has not been discussed, at least not openly. the spy chief saying it's not the response from sanctions from the outside that they are deciding to have this summit with u.s. president trump even
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though mr. trump said he believed that's why north korea has decided it was willing to denuclearize. there was a meeting we understand between the secretary of state this morning and cho. it lasted an hour, it was behind closed doors. we understand from the report they were discussing the agenda for the summit and pompeo's schedule for the date. no details on that. yesterday kim jong-un made another surprise visit to china to meet with president xi, xi making it clear he is the ally of north korea and making sure that he is in the center of the flurry of diplomatic activity at this point. what we don't know is how kim jong-un is going to react to the fact that the president pulled out of the iranian nuclear deal. some saying he potentially would be less likely to denuclearize or sign a deal with this u.s. president if he didn't know what the next u.s. might do. >> good point. thank you very much. president trump innorring plea was key -- ignoring pleas
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from key european allies after his announcement on the iran nuclear deal. >> it is clear to me that we cannot prevent an iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement. the iran deal is defective at its core. if we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen. >> the president plans to impose new sanctions on the iranian regime and says any country that helps iran obtain nuclear weapons would also be strongly sanctioned. reaction to the move was, as you might imagine, swift both at home and abroad. cnn's fred pleitgen is live in tehran. good morning, fred. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning. pretty swift and fierce here in iran. earlier today, iranian lawmakers set a u.s. flag on fire in iranian parliament, as well as a
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copy of the nuclear agreement. the jcpoa. they say that the u.s. has shown that it's unreliable and also that it doesn't stick to these agreements and should not be trusted in the future. of course, the iranians have always said that they are the ones abiding by the nuclear agreement while the u.s. is not. iran's president, the moderate h rouhani, saying he hopes the agreement could be salvaged somehow including then all the original signatories except the united states. a smaller version of the deal, but to do that, of course, they have to get -- maintain the european kuncountries on board, america's allies, who are quite alienated by trump for the deal. they say they want to maintain the deal, but that's easier said than done with the pressure coming from the u.s. both on european kucountries and compans who want to do business in iran who would face backlash from the united states. the iranians have said that if the deal does completely fall
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apart, they would be able to ramp up their program very quickly but stated they have no intention of building a bomb. dave? >> fred pleitgen. china this morning says they vow to safeguard the iran nuclear deal. stay tuned. u.s. intelligence officials growing increasingly concerned about a possible attack by iran against israel. military officials tell cnn the intelligence is not clear on what kind of attack might take place or when, but the u.s. believes it could come from inside syria or lebanon or even iran itself. let's bring in ian lee lightest from jerusalem with the latest developments. bring us up to speed. >> reporter: good morning. last night, syrian state television is saying that their air defenses intercepted two israeli missiles in the damascus area. israel's military isn't commenting, but this really sums up what has been happening in the past 24 hours in the
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northern part of israel, in the golan heights. the army there on heightened state of alert. they have opened up shelters for civilians in the northern part of the area. the army is also calling up n - noncombatant reservists, medics, intelligence officers, as well as those who are able to operate the iron dome anti-missile system. israel is saying that they observed irregular activity from iran inside of syria. and the united states also echoing that claim. this has been this heightened tension as israel is very concerned about iran's activities in neighboring syria. today, israel's prime minister is in moscow meeting with the russian president vladimir putin to talk about coordination of the two militaries so there isn't any conflict there. you know, this also comes as israel prepares for another celebration. they're opening up the u.s.
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embassy in jerusalem. it's moving next week. expect this alert to remain at least until then. >> yeah, absolutely. ian lee for us in jerusalem. thanks. president trump's decision to pull out of the iran deal drew strong negative reaction from democrats and even some republicans. even some lawmakers who voted against the deal are now saying that withdraw iing is not the answer. >> this is a little like replace and repeal. they had these words, they used them in the campaign, and they don't have a real plan here. >> i don't think that it's a wise move. oftentimes when you get into office you realize, hey, that may have worked in a campaign or that was a good line or whatnot, but you realize that it's not good for the country at this point given where we are with negotiations now, especially with north korea. our allies and adversaries need to know that we are reliable. >> there was support for the president's decision.
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florida senator marco rubio arguing that iran has used sanctions relief from the deal to build up its missile program and boost its support for hezbollah and syria's assad regime. former president obama weighed in with a pointed statement -- you don't hear from him very often. >> not much. >> calling the move misguided. >> "in a democrat agrees, there will -- democracy, there will always be changes in priorities from one administration to the next. but the consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding america's credibility and puts us at odds with the world's major powers." president trump has now pulled out of the iran deal, the paris climate accord, and the transpacific partnership, the tpp. three major international agreements of the obama era. >> saying nothing of trying to dismantle obamacare. another major achievement in the obama administration. and special counsel robert mueller's questioning an oligarch to vladimir putin about hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to michael cohen. a source tells cnn the u.s. affiliate of the oligarch's
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company made the large payments to president trump's personal attorney in the months after the election. and a startling allegation from stormy daniels' attorney that these payments funded the hush money to daniels. we have more from washington. >> reporter: mueller's investigators have questioned a russian oligarch named viktor vikselberg about hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments made to president trump's personal attorney, michael cohen, in 2017. now the payments went from vikselberg's u.s.-linked company called columbus nova to cohen. columbus nova is run by vikselberg's american cousin. and documents that were released by stormy daniels' attorney, michael avenatti, alleged that half a million dollars was paid to cohen beginning in january, 2017. and then last month, the trump
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administration put vikselberg on a list of sanctioned russians for election interference. what's not clear is the purpose of the payments that were made to cohen or the nature of the business relationship between cohen and vikselberg. the fact that investigators are scrutinizing this is significant because it essentially shows that a company created by michael cohen to pay hush money to stormy daniels was also receiving money, that same llc was also receiving money from a u.s. company in new york city that is linked to a russian oligarch. >> thanks. no comment yet from cohen or vikselberg. we have this statement from columbus nova's general counsel, quote, i can confirm that the company is 100% owned and controlled by americans. any suggestion that at any point in time viktor vikselberg or any of his companies owned or exercised control over columbus
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nova is patently untrue. you got all that? if you do, i'm impressed. >> it is a taj tangled web. a big night of primaries and big win for the president. why republicans are breathing a big sigh of relief and the epic troll from mitch mcconnell's team next. ahh... summer is coming. and it's time to get outside. pack in even more adventure with audible. with the largest selection of audiobooks. audible lets you follow plot twists off the beaten track. or discover magic when you hit the open road. with the free audible app, your stories go wherever you do. and for just $14.95 a month you get a credit, good for any audiobook. if you don't like it exchange it any time.
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some really fascinating job market news. there are today more job openings than unemployed people in the u.s. think about that for a second, american businesses cannot hire workers fast enough. job openings hit a record high
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in march, 6.6 million open jobs. that's the most since the labor market started keeping track. with the jobless rated at a 17 -- rate at a 17-year low, job openings essentially match the number of unemployed workers. there is one jobseeker for every job opening. you know, typically there are more people looking for work than there are jobs. during the recession, there were seven jobseekers for each available job, a terrible ratio. the number of new hires fell in this report. that shows that businesses are struggling to find skilled workers in a dwindling supply. they'd hire more if they could. half of small businesses say they can't find enough qualified employees. that should be boosting wages, but overall growth is modest. other measures show a stronger wage picture. private sector pay trorose at t fastest pace between the first months of 2018. the numbers highlight all the people who are not jobseekers, they're out of the laker market. >> on the -- labor market.
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>> on the sidelines. >> on the sidelines. >> during the campaign donald trump said there are people who are unemployed but are not counted as unemployed. are those people going to start coming into the labor market? >> all right. primary results in from four states. that sound you're hearing from washington is republicans collectively exhaling. controversial former coal second and ex-con don blankenship finished a distant third in the west virginia senate race. that prompted a memorable bit of trolling from majority leader mitch mcconnell's campaign team which tweeted, "thanks for playing, don," on the poster for "narcos." an apparent reference to blankensh blankenship's nickname for mcconnell, "cocaine mitch." only in 2018. more from ryan nobles in charleston, west virginia. >> reporter: there is no doubt that the results here in west virginia come as a relief to republicans in washington, particularly senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and
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president trump. the former coal baron ended up with a disappointing finish coming in third place. there was some thought that don blankenship's campaign was surging, that he had an opportunity to defy all the odds. this despite the fact that president trump put out a tweet telling voters in west virginia to pick anyone other than blankenship. it was that tweet that blankenship believes was the difference between a win and a loss. >> it didn't work out. i -- i'm being asked, of course, whether some of the things we did, whether it's cocaine mitch or whether it's some of the criticisms of mitch mcconnell or china people made the difference. i really don't think so. i think if there was any single factor based on the polling at different times, the debate and all the things i saw, it was probably more likely president trump's, i don't know, lack of -- what to call it, but don't vote for don tweet. >> reporter: the eventual winner is the attorney general, patrick morrissey. he earns the right to take on the incumbent, joe mnuchin, in
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the fall. some of the other big races on tuesday, it was indiana businessman mike brom with a surprise win beating out two sitting members of congress to take on incumbent joe donnelley. in ohio, jim renacci will take on sherrod brown. in a surprise finish in north carolina where a number of house races had primaries, it was robert pittinger, the incumbent there, the incumbent republican, who lost in a rematch to mark harris. it will be mark harris who will move on to the general election. >> all right. thank you. two other midterm races of note -- in indiana, vice president mike pence's older brother greg pence clinched the noim nomination for his brother's seat in rural indiana. in ohio, rachel crooks secured the democratic nomination for a state in the state legislature -- a seat in the state legislature. crooks claims president trump kissed her without her consent when she worked at trump tower in 2005. she ran unopposed and will face
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bid to become director of the cia. the paths to confirmation seems to be clearing days before she offered to withdraw her nomination. she's expecting to face questions about her role in harsh tactic like water boarding in the aftermath of 9/11. >> she said, "having served in that tumultuous time, i can offer my personal commitment clearly and without reservation that under my leadership the cia will not restart such a detention and interrogation program." most democrats oppose haspel's nomination even these show comes highly recommended by colleagues including leon panetta and senior intelligence officials from the obama administration. the republic of congo, lab results confirming zika in the rural northwest. over the past five weeks, there have been nearly two dozen
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suspected cases including 17 deaths. the health ministry has taken all necessary measures to respond promptly and effectively. a team of experts is traveling to the area today that help with containment efforts. in hawaii, two new fissures are erupting in the zone of the kilauea volcano bringing the total to 14. the volcano spewing out hazardous fumes. residents only allowed in during the daytime hours. officials say there is still seismic activity, so the eruptions are not expected to stop any time soon. lava has now covered 104 acres on the big island since kilauea started erupting. the golden state warriors and houston rockets are holding serve in the nba playoffs, awaiting the match-up in the western conference finals. the warriors finished off the new orleans pelicans in five games. steph curry, kevin durant, and clay thompson combining for 75 points in golden state's 113-104 clinching win. the warriors advance to the
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western conference finals for the fourth straight year. meantime, the rockets closed out the utah jazz in game five 112-102. they were led by chris paul who was unreal. 41 points, a career playoff high. ten assists, no turnovers. first time cp3 has reached the conference finals in his 13-year career. houston gets home-court advantage here against golden state. game one monday night, 9:00 eastern time. let's check cnn "money" this morning. wild swings for oil after president trump pulled the u.s. from the iran deal. prices fell as much as 4%, then they went back above $70 once again. sanctions could cut off oil -- off iran's oil special report putting another dent in tight global supply. u.s. stocks closed flat yesterday. wall street is nearing the end of a strong earnings season. you know, worries about geopolitical tensions and trade, they've been overshadowing these big company profits. right now global stocks are mixed this hour. u.s. futures are a little bit higher. disney's movies are bringing in billions, and that's making up for its tv business.
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"black panther" has made more than $1 billion at the box office. >> that drove disney's revenue up 9% during the first three months of 2018 to $14 billion. it also helped offset losses on its tv side. channels like espn and abc are losing money as more customers turn to streaming services. ever dream of riding in a flying taxi? uber and nasa are teaming up to make it a reality. in 2016, uber unveiled plans to develop flying cars. the aim was to alleviate congestion and provide affordable transportation. now nasa wants to help get the concept off the ground literally. the goal is to roll out commercial trips by 2023. uber says you'll be able to book rides by using a regular uber app, and then you go to sort of like a pickup, an air pickup location to get in and go. i keep thinking "back to the future" quotes here. >> the flying delorean? >> i don't know. >> what do you tip a pilot on an
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uber app? not like the $1 tip i had on there -- >> what about all of those amazon drones that are going to be flying around dropping packages? it feels like there's going to be a lot going on in the skies. >> yes. sounds like problems. "early start" continues right now with the latest on the u.s. pulling out of the iran nuclear deal. breaking news this morning. the secretary of state back in pyongyang. and three american detainees are expected to leave with him. we are live in seoul. this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. it didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will. >> the u.s. is out of the iran nuclear deal. the question, what's next to keep iran from developing a nuclear weapon? where's the plan b? and a cnn exclusive. the special counsel is talking to a russian oli

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