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>> i have friends that do. how about you. >> it's fun. >> i got to get on there. stay with the, "early start" starts now. >> breaking overnight, not one but two major software flaws in the boeing 737. boeing's ceo says the company owns the responsibility to fix these issues. does a former pizza executive belong on the board of the federal reserve, the president looking to install loyalists as he battles the fed chair. plus, mackenzie bezos is now the world's fourth richest woman. what she got and what she lost in the divorce from the amazon founder. he's still the richest person in the world, even after 35 billion. >> and she didn't get half. >> why didn't she get half? good morning, and welcome to "early start," i'm boris sanchez
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in for dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. the white house and democrats gearing up on two fights, the mueller report, and president trump's tax returns. jerry nadler demanding communications between the justice department and robert mueller's office about the special counsel's report. >> nadler wants to clear up discrepancy of two different summaries of the 400 page report. bill barr's four-page summary and the secret summaries written by mueller's team. >> i think it's inevitable that mr. mueller is going to testify at some point. the first thing we need is the release of the report and the documents. >> do you think it's inevitable that mueller is going to come before your committee. >> at some point yet. >> several investigators are frustrated with the way mr. barr sm summarized the findings. the doj is defending the handling of the report, saying every page of the report was marked as possibly containing
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information that should not be publicly released. >> every page. now, the president you might recall has encouraged the release of the report but changing his tune. he tweeted this out quote this is the highest level of presidential harassment in the history of our country. also notably, he says there's nothing they could give democrats that would make them happy. the white house is threatening to block democrats' demands for the president's tax returns and the president himself is suggesting the department of justice could become involved. for more let's turn to white house correspondent abby phillip. >> reporter: president trump is facing the full brunt of the new reality in washington as democrats who controls the house of representatives are using their oversight power to ask for a number of things, one of them being the full mueller report to be released to the public and to the relevant committees and also now the president's tax returns. they are asking for six years of tax returns, personal and from his businesses and the president is responding to all of that by
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essentially dismissing it saying that he's not inclined to allow them to have access to those returns. the problem for president trump may be that this request was not made to him personally but rather was made to the irs using an obscure part of the u.s. code that allows select committees on capitol hill to gain access to certain people's tax returns. now, it's clear that the white house and the president's allies on capitol hill are going to be pushing back on both of these requests. >> not to disclose to the house ways and means committee. >> they will speak to my lawyers. they'll speak to the attorney general. >> reporter: not clear what he meant by that and what role bill barr will have in this. the white house continues to insist president trump is still under audit and the tax returns won't be released until the audits are completed. breaking overnight, boeing acknowledging a second software issue in the 737 max flight control system. this new issue, separate from
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the anti-stall system under investigation in two recent crashes. boeing tells "the washington post" the new problem involves software that affects flaps and other hardware. boeing calls this issue relatively minor. its discovery delayed a planned software update last week. all this coming a day after the release of the preliminary report on the ethiopian airlines crash that was obtained by cnn. it left families devastated, here's the mom of sam, the family is suing boeing. >> obviously this could have been prevented and that's what makes me cry, all of these people, it's not just samy, one family lost their whole family, grandparents, parents, children. another guy lost his wife and his 1-year-old child. i mean, this is just repeated 157 times. i mean, we have met so many of these families and this could have all been prevented. >> boeing's ceo acknowledged the
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company has a major issue to fix. it's apparent that in both flights, the maneuvering characteristics augmentation system known as mcas activated in response to erroneous angle of attack information. it's our responsibility to eliminate this risk. we own it, and we know how to do it. >> now, our aviation analyst miles o'brien says the max jet has a fundamental problem and the software fix is just a band-aid that does not address larger concerns. the back-to-back disaster have raised questions whether years of looser oversight have been a factor. cnn's tom foreman has more. >> reporter: the report says the trouble starts right after takeoff with air speed and altitude readings from the left side of the 737 max 8 that don't match the readings from the right side. and two sensors on the front disagreeing about the angle of the aircraft's nose. the sensor on the right shows steady readings around 15 degrees, but the one on the left
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swings wildly from 11 to nearly 75 degrees steep, as if the plane is rocketing upward. >> what stands out and is significant is the difference of angle of attack indication between the left-hand side and the right-hand side of the a aircraft. there's a 60 degree system, it feeds into the system, the system that forces the nose down in the event of a perceived stall. this is the same as the lion air accident. >> the report does not name mcas, but boeing has acknowledged it was involved. the captain asks the first officer to pitch up together, pull back on the control simultaneously. it does not work. instead, the flight data recorder shows the plane diving. in all four times without pilot's input. an impact warning sounds in the cockpit, don't sink, don't sink. the report says the cockpit crew even figures out what is wrong and disables mcas system, then
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the captain asks his first part of the officer about a key part of the plane needed to gain control. the trim. the reply, it is not working. still, only a couple of years ago, boeing was talking about how much it appreciated the government's new streamlined approach to regulation, particularly in regard to the max line of planes and now these planes are surrounded by investigations into how they were developed, how they were tested, how they were certified and whether people should ever really trust them again. >> tom foreman, thank you for that. to business, a controversial choice from president trump to fill the last seat on the fed's powerful seven member board. i recommended herman cane, he's a very terrific man, a terrific person. he's a friend of mine. i would think he would do very well there. >> the president, if herman cane and steven moore, another of his picks are confirmed by the senate, would reshape the board to his liking, to trump loyalists and fed critics, away
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from a peer reviewed academic ph.d. economists and toured men who know less about monetary policy, want the fed to support the president. bhas the f what is the fed, meant to be an independent body meant to be a shock absorber for the economy. maximum employment and price stability. supporting the jobs market making sure inflation is not too high or too low, which is destabilizing. cane has experience with the central bank. he served as a director to one of the 12 fed banks, not an uncommon role for a local business executive. trump also appointed the fed chief, jerome powell and has been complaining about it ever since. >> i think we have much more of a fed problem than a problem with anyone else. my biggest threat is the fed because the fed is raising rates too fast. i think the fed is far too string gent and they're --
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stringent and they're making a mistake. grumbling about the fed is not uncommon for presidents. it's sort of again, the shock absorber to the economy. most presidents would like to have easier monetary policy heading into an election. >> you have to wonder how herma the senate. in 2012, he dropped out of the presidential race because of allegations of sexual misconduct, so they may be a rough road ahead for him. >> the notification has not been sent to the senate with nominations. the president has said them publicly. >> if something comes back in the background check, we may see a different name there. we have to talk about the border, president trump is heading there to calexico. earlier on thursday, listen to what he said. >> we're going to give them a one-year warning and if the drugs don't stop or largely stop, we're going to put tariffs
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on mexico and products in particular, cars. and if that doesn't stop the drugs, we close the border. >> and then later on thursday, just a couple of hours later, trump back peddled, listen to this. >> i don't think we'll ever have to close the border because the penalty of tariffs on cars coming into the united states from mexico at 25% will be massive. >> yeah, just hours apart there. last week, trump said he would give mexico one week to stop the flow of migrants headed to the u.s. or he would close the border. the legendary head fencing coach at harvard is under investigation for trnansactions involving the family of a former and current athlete. focussing on peter brand's real estate and nonprofit deals. according to the boston globe, a wealthy maryland businessman purchased his home at $980,000,
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the divorce that everyone's talking about has been finalized between amazon founder jeff bezos and his wife mackenzie. the agreement makes her one of the richest women in the world. on thursday, she tweeted she would keep 25% of the company's amazon stock, that gives her a 4% stake in the company. based on amazon's current market value, that stock is worth oh, a cool $35 billion. jeff bezos retains voting control over all of the shares, so she gave him the voting
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control. he will also maintain his interest in the "washington post" and blue origin. that's a private space company. >> the couple announced plans to separate in january, ending a 25 year marriage. the separation morphed into a media frenzy with a report on bezos infidelity. bezos published a tell all blog post accusing the "national enquirer" of trying to blackmail him. the $35 billion settlement for mackenzie bezos makes her the fourth richest woman in the world. >> that's l'oreal, walmart and the candy company. and amazon. >> some lovely ladies there. >> hopes raised, then shattered for the family of timmothy pitzen. dna tests reveal the person who claimed to have been released by kidnappers is not. the news a blow for the family
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of the boy who vanished in 2011 at age 6. >> it's devastating. it's like reliving that day all over again. and timmothy's father is devastating once again. >> he's a wonderful little boy, and i hope he has strength of personality to do whatever he needs to do to find us. my prayer has always been that when he was old enough, he would find us if we couldn't find him. >> police say the young man found in kentucky who identified himself as pitzen is really 23-year-old brian michael rinney from me dee -- rini from ohio. >> his brother says that he has mental issues and it's not the first time he's assumed a false identity. >> he's been doing stupid stuff not this serious, but he's been doing stupid stuff for as long as i can remember. he used my name in a traffic stop in norton, and then skipped court and i received a traffic warrant for it.
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>> timmothy pitzen's family has searched for him ever since his mother's reported suicide on a road trip with him nearly 8 years ago. the city of chicago says it will sue jussie smollett for $135,000. the actor missed a deadline to pay a bill the city sent. they want him to cover the cost of the week's long investigation into his claim he was the victim of a hate crime. detectives concluded smollett staged that attack. he has insisted he's telling the truth. the charges were dropped after he forfeited his bail and performed community service. >> i still have so many questions about this story. i'm not sure we're ever going to get clarity on. you can add one more to the steph curry highlight reel. coy wire joins us with the bleacher report, next. these folks, they don't have time to go to the post office
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name's basketball coach says it's time for more women to be in positions of power in all walks of life, something we can all get behind, right. >> coy wire has more on this morning's bleacher report. good morning, coy. >> muffet mcgraw is in her 9th final four, she has won two national titles, including the thriller last season. she's talking about more than just basketball. yesterday she gave an impassioned speech on women's issues. >> we don't have enough female role models, we don't have enough women in power. all of these millions of girls that play sports across the country, they can come out every day, and we're teaching great things about life skills, but wouldn't it be great if we could teach them to watch how women lead. this is a path for you to take to get to the point where in this country we have 50% of
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women in power. we have less, right now, less than 5% of women are ceo's of fortune 500 companies. >> for the last seven years, mcgraw has had an all female coaching staff, and last year's final four, she was the only female head coach. this season, three of the four are women. the action tips off tonight with name facing the rival uconn in a rematch of last year's semifinal. baylor and oregon play in the other final four match up. the men's final four starts tomorrow, auburn making their first semifinal appearance, facing virginia, then it's texas tech playing in their first ever final four as well taking on michigan state. now, some players will never return to a stage like the final four but even for those who go on to the pros, it will be one of their greatest memories. we caught up with steph curry and asked him to reflect on a photo of himself playing in the tournament during his time at
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davidson college long before he was ever a three time nba champ. >> it's crazy how much time it's been since i had that red and black jersey on representing the wildcats in the ncaa tournament. obviously great memories, especially this time of year. that always kind of comes back to front of mind when i think back where i started from and where this journey began. definitely an exciting time for me. >> watch what steph curry did last night, the highlight of the night, a behind the back, no look pass nearly full court to kevin durant. kd delivers on it. i mean, this is incredible stuff right here. what makes it more impressive, steph curry maybe doesn't even need those contact lenses he recently got. he doesn't even need to look for this one. incredible stuff from curry
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house democrats versus the white house, neither willing to compromise on how much to reveal of the mueller report or the president's taxes. plus, breaking overnight, not one but two major software flaws in the boeing 737. boeing's ceo says the company owns the responsibility to fix the issues. mackenzie bezos is the fourth richest woman, what she got and what she gave us in the divorce from the amazon founder. fourth richest woman in the world, and he after giving her $35 billion is still the richest man in the world. >> and he got to keep more than half which we still can't understand. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm boris sanchez in for david brigs. the white house and democrats gearing up on two fronts the mueller report, and tax returns. jerry nadler demanding communications between justice department and robert mueller's office about the special counsel's report. >> nadler wants to clear up
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reported discrepancy between two different summaries of the 400-page report. attorney general's bill barr's four-page summary and the secret summary is written by mueller's team. >> i think it's inevitable that mr. mueller is going to testify at some point. the first thing we need is the release of the report and the documents. >> do you think it's inevitable that mueller is going to come before your committee? >> at some point, yeah. >> several of mueller's investigators are frustrated with the way barr summarized the special counsel's findings, particularly on obstruction of justice. the justice department saying every page of the report was marked as possibly containing information that should not be publicly released. >> the president who had encouraged the release of the report now changing his tune, tweeting this is the highest level of presidential harassment in the history of our country. meantime, the white house is threatening to block democrats demand for the president's tax returns. the president is suggesting the
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justice department could become involved. more now from white house correspondent, abby phillip. >> reporter: christine and boris, president trump is now facing the full brunt of this new reality in washington as democrats who now control the house of representatives are using their oversight power to ask for a number of thengings, of them being the mueller report released to the public and relevant committees, and also the president's tax returns. they are asking for six years of tax returns, personal and from his businesses and the president is responding to all of that by essentially dismissing it, saying that he's not inclined to allow them to have access to those returns. the problem for president trump may be that this request was not made to him personally, but rather was made to the irs using an obscure part of the u.s. code that allows select committees on capitol hill to gain access to certain people's tax returns. now, it's clear that the white house and the president's allies on capitol hill are going to be pushing back on both of these
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requests. >> the commissioner of the irs not to disclose to the house ways and means committee, your taxes. >> they'll speak to my lawyers. they'll speak to the attorney general. >> reporter: not clear what exactly he meant by that and what role he believes bill barr will have in this. either way, the white house continues to insist that the president trump is still under audit and those tax returns won't be released until those audits are completed. christine and boris. >> thank you for that. joining us now from washington, politico congressional report, melanie on her maiden voyage with the uss, thanks for joining us. >> it's a two hour tour. we have to ask you about what the president said regarding his tax returns. house democrats flexing their muscles trying to get six year's worth of the president's tax records. the president responded by saying they'll have to talk to the attorney general. do they have to talk to the attorney general or is this a separate process that they can get around doj to get this
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information that everybody has been waiting for for years? >> they are trying to use this little known law in the tax code that says democrats can ask for these tax returns but they have quietly been preparing for this for weeks. they wanted to make sure that their request was legally sound, that it was completely air tying. you'll notice they ended up only asking for six years of returns as opposed to ten which is something we had been hearing about. they think they have a little bit more legal footing for only asking for six years. i think the bottom line, it's important to note, democrats are getting their groove back after what was a really disappointing conclusion to the russia report. they are trying to pick up the pieces and we are seeing this two-pronged approach. they are trying to get the release of the tax returns and trying to get the release of the mueller report. >> getting the groove back, the president calls it presidential harassment. a different view. the president heading to the border after what has been a very confusing 24 hours of policy about what the president wants to do about closing the border. here's what he said first
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yesterday. >> we're going to give them a one-year warning, and if the drugs don't stop or largely stop, we're going to put tariffs on mexico and products in particular cars, and if that doesn't stop the drugs, we close the border. >> you know, obviously he had been hearing from advisers who were telling him closing border was a very bad idea, and then he said this about that tariff. >> i don't think we'll ever have to close the border because the penalty of tariffs on cars coming into the united states from mexico at 25% will be massive. >> but he negotiated a big beautiful trade deal between the u.s., canada and mexico that would exempt mexico from tariffs if you have this new nafta. is he making policy kind of in reverse here or what's happening? >> i think this is classic trump. he tends to throw things at the
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wall and see what's going to stick. it's not surprise, trump is not a real policy guy. he's much more about ideas. he likes to workshop things around to his closest aides and advisers, who he's going to nominate or what policy he's going to pursue next. i think he's struggling with how to move forward with this new divided congress and washington that we have seen. he is just trying everything he can to get through what he wants ahead of 2020 especially on the border. that has been a source of frustration for him, so he's gone back and forth. this isn't the first time we have seen a little bit of whiplash. just this week, he reversed on health care. he said the gop was going to be the party of health care. now he says we're not going to see a vote until after the 2020 election. he throws up trial balloons and waits until what's going to be talked about. >> tariffs on cars for illegal immigration and drugs. what? >> some see this as chaos. others suggest this is a good negotiating tactic, he keeps people on their toes, you never
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know what he's going to do. when you talk to people in congress, how do they respond to these sort of back and forths by president trump. >> republicans privately are frustrated especially when it comes to things like trade and the economy, where they say this is trump's strongest spot. this is where he's going to win back the 2020 election. they get nervous when he starts messing around like that. and something like closing the border could threaten the economy, have a huge impact on trade, and he's trying to get the rework of nafta through congress. it has not been for a vote yet. there is a lot at stake there. >> very unpopular, closing the borders for the farmers in the midwest who have been hurt by retaliatory tariffs from china. their goods go to mexico. that's a real problem. >> mel nooanie, thank you for joining us this friday morning. boeing acknowledging a second software issue in the 737 max flight control system. the new issue separate from the
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anti-stall system under investigation in two recent crashes. boeing tells "the washington post" the new problem involves software that affects flaps and other hardware. boeing calls the issue relatively minor its discovery delayed a planned software update. >> all of this after a preliminary report of the ethiopian crash obtained first by cnn. here's the mother of american victim, samya stumo. the family suing boeing. >> obviously this could have been prevented. that's what makes me cry because all of these people, it's not just samya. you know, one family lost their whole family. grandparents, parents, children, another guy lost his wife and one-year-old child. this is just repeated 157 times. we have met so many of these families, and this could have all been prevented. >> boeing's ceo acknowledged the
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company has a major issue to fix. >> it's apparent that in both flights, the maneuvering characteristics augmentation system, known as mcas activated in response to erroneous angle of attack information. it's our responsibility to eliminate this risk. we own it, and we know how to do it. >> the back-to-back disaster is raising questions of whether years of looser oversight at the faa was a factor here. cnn's tom foreman has more. >> the report says trouble starts after takeoff with air speed and altitude readings from the left side of the 737 max 8 that don't match the readings from the right side, and two sensors on the front disagreeing about the angle of the aircraft's nose. the sensor on the right shows steady readings, the one on the left swings wildly from 11 to 75 degrees steep as if the plane is rocketing upward. >> what stands out and is
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significant is the difference in angle attack indication between the left-hand side and the right-hand side of the aircraft. there's a 60 degree difference and this feeds directly into the mcas computer system. the system which forces the nose down in the event of a perceived stall. this is the same as the lion air accident. >> the report does not name mcas, but boeing has acknowledged it was involved. the captain asked the first officer to pitch up together, to pull back on their controlled simultaneously. it does not work. instead, the flight data recorder shows the plane diving. in all, four times without pilot's input. an impact warning sounds in the cockpit, don't sink, don't sink, the report says the cockpit crew figures out what is wrong and disables the mcas system, and the captain ax about a key part -- asking about a key part of the plane needed to regain control, the trim, the reply, it is not working.
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>> boeing was talking about how much it appreciated the government's streamlined approach to regulation, particularly in regard to the max line of planes. and now, these planes are surrounded by investigations into how they were developed, how they were tested, how they were certified and whether people should ever really trust them again. >> tom foreman, thank you for that. the legendary head fencing coach at harvard is under investigation for transactions involving the family of a current and former student athlete. officials at the university are focussing on peter brand's real estate and nonprofit deals. according to the boston globe, a wealthy maryland businessman purchased brand's home for $989,000 when it was valued at just over half that amount. that businessman's son was eventually accepted at harvard. the school says it became aware of allegations against the coach on monday and that all applications for student athletes are reviewed
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talk to your advisor about brighthouse smartcare. brighthouse financial. build for what's ahead℠ it's friday, let's get a check on cnn business to end the week. president trump confident the u.s. and chinese are close to finalizing a deal to end their yearlong trade war. >> this is the granddaddy of them all, and we'll see if it happens. it's got a very very good chance of happening. i think that it will be great for both countries. >> all right. he acknowledged compliance is a sticking point here, but you heard him there. he sounded optimistic that a deal could happen in weeks. with the s&p 500 up almost 15% this year, and just 2% from record highs, there's a lot at stake here, a, if it doesn't
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happen or b, it happens and the deal is hollow. the president declined to confirm reports he would hold a summit with xi jinping later this month, stressing, if there's a deal issue the summit with xi is off. also new, president xi calling for negotiations with the trade agreement to wrap up as early as possible in a message delivered by the vice premier to president trump. president xi said trade negotiators had new substantiative progress on a deal. comments were a rare note of optimism from the chinese side over these ongoing negotiations. global stock markets mostly higher amid optimism. the u.s. and china may end their yearlong war. on wall street, looking at futures there, pointing a little bit higher here. we've got a march jobs report coming up in just under three hours. markets closed mostly higher thursday, dow ended the day up 160 points, s&p rose a little bit. the march jobs report, 8:30 a.m. eastern time.
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which version of the labor market is closer to reality, january 311,000 net new jobs or february, just 20,000, economists expect it is somewhere in the middle. the divorce has been finalized between amazon founder jeff bezos and his wife mackenzie. the agreement makes her one of the richest women in the world. on thursday she tweeted she would be keeping 25% of the couple's amazon stock, given her a 4% stake in the company. the stock is worth about $35 billion. jeff bezos retains voting control over her shares and maintains his interest in the "washington post" and blue origin, a private space company. >> jeff and mackenzie tweeting they are looking forward to the future. sounds amicable here. the couple first announced plans to separate in january, ending a 25 year marriage and that separation morphed into a media frenzy with reports on bezos infidelity. he published a tell all blog post accusing the "national enquirer" of trying to blackmail
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him. his net worth estimated at $150 billion. the $35 billion settlement for mackenzie bezos makes her the fourth richest woman on the planet, behind betancourt myers, l'oreal fortune, alex bellton, the walmart fortune. the hopes raised and shattered for the family of timmothy pitzen. d dna test reveal the person who claimed to be pit zen is not. at blow for the family of the boy who vanished in 2011 at age 6. >> it's devastating. it's like reliving that day all over again, and timmothy's father is devastated once again. >> he's a wonderful little boy, and i hope he has strength of personality to do whatever he needs to do to find us. my prayer has always been that when he's old enough, he would
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find us if we couldn't find him. >> police say the young man found in kentucky is actually 23-year-old brian michael rini from medina, ohio. he has a criminal history including prison time for burglary. his brother says brian has mental issues and this is not the first time he has assumed a false identity. >> he's been doing stupid stuff not this serious but he's been doing stupid stuff for as long as i can remember. he used my name in a traffic stop in norton, and then skipped court, and i received a traffic warrant for it. >> timmothy pitzen's family has searched for him ever since his mother's reported suicide on a road trip with him. she left behind a note saying her son was with people who loved him, and that quote, you'll never find him. stay with us, we'll be right back. ♪
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only from scotts. our backyard is back. this is a scotts yard. storms are moving up the east coast just in time for the weekend, and parts of new england could even see snow. derek van dam has your forecast. >> good friday morning, christine, and boris. we have quite the wet start to our early weekend along the east coast. grab your raincoat and umbrella heading out the door this morning because a storm system is going to bring in an ample amount of moisture, you can see it on our radar imagery, atlanta, d.c., new york, all the way to boston, and high elevation snowfall expected for upstate new york, new hampshire, into the maine region as well.
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look at western texas, the potential exists for severe storms today, large hail, dpajidpa damaging winds, isolated tornadoes. by saturday, that area expands, we're looking for the potential for a large severe weather outbreak or in terms of geographical size, anywhere from little rock to corpus christi, including houston. temperatures today, 44 in the big apple, 74 for atlanta. 57 in detroit. the next seven days calls for a mild weekend into the big apple. look at tuesday, 70 degrees. back to you. derek van dak, thank you. racist remarks and forcing injured players to play reportedly behind the university of north carolina's decision to bench its hall of fame women's basketball coach. "the washington post" reports that parents are saying that sylvia hatchell told players they would be quote hanged from trees with nooses if their performance didn't improve. parents also say that she tried
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to force play toeers to competeh serious injuries. one player saying she had torn a tender in her knee, and hatchell made her doubt that she had suffered a concussion. the coach and her staff are on paid leave. hatchell's attorney tells the post that the coach's comments were being misconstrued. a milestone for women in television, all three network morning programs have women producers. diana miller, the new ep, rocks anna sherwood became executive producer of good morning america, and libby leiss of the today show in february of last year. the gender dynamics have gained a lot of attention with the downfall of charlie rose at cb, and matt lauer at nbc. >> women in positions of power, exactly where they should be. hey, you can join us.
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. >> jerry nad dlaer sent a letter demanding all communications between the mueller team and the justice department. >> i believe 23 months of jumping to wrong conclusions led him to -- let him do his job. boeing is admitting that his software played a role in the ethiopian crash. it's our responsibility to eliminate this risk. we own it and we know how to do it. >> this is not an accident. this is something that should have been prevented. announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> this is where it gets interesting. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. it is friday, april 5th, 6:00 here in new york. the major headlines this morning, the president is not closing the border with mexico. he is not proposing a new health care plan and his father is not from germany. so maybe you remember a time when those wouldn't be such
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glaring revelations, the president has said the exact opposite on all those things and more so in the midst of the flipping and fibbing there is some fighting. we have the three fs of the apocalypse, as it were. jerry nadler is demanding the justice department produce all communications between attorney general william barr and the special counsel. this comes after reports that some members of the mueller team were unhappy with barr's four page summary of their nearly 400 page work they felt it did not properly convey how damaging their findings were for president trump. >> meanwhile the white house is resisting democratic demands to get six years of president trump's tax returns from the irs. the "new york times" reports this morning that the president urged senate majority leader mitch mcconnell to prioritize the confirmation vote for president trump's nominee for irs chief counsel. the request is raising questions about the president's timing and motivations. we will talk wit

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