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>> from the very house of representatives passed this bill 110-44, here they specifically outlawed abortion after eight weeks. >> i will support the legislation as it's written in missouri. any incremental improvement in pro-life legislation is always going to help save more lives. >> and our partners will be suing to prevent this unconstitutional illegal law from going in effect. but we need our patients to know that. our doors are open. >> tornadoes have been spotted in several states. this is called a rogue tornado. you can see that defined by its narrow band of cloud cover. quite a drama mat itic sight. >> announcer: this is "new day" with victor blackwell and christi paul. first up, breaking overnight, we got new video in of this tornado outbreak.
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look at this. >> oh, semi over the road. oh, my, look at that. it's just now knocked a semi over. we're going to check on this driver. >> okay, so this -- yeah, this semi just ran smack into that trngsd. there's a lot of people trying to help him out right now. you folks in mineola, this thing is headed right in your direction. >> all right. that is incredible. and we have more of that video to show you a little later in the show. certainly hoping that man is okay. kudos to all of those people who are going to try to help him. a look at the severe weather set across parts of the country is ahead for you as well because there could be more of this coming today. let's turn now to 2020, the battleground state where president trump cemented his win in 2016, we're talking about pennsylvania. >> in a few hours, joe biden is going to hold a major rally in
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philadelphia. the home of his headquarters. this is the final leg of the kickoff. and it's happening as he gains more chershare of voting. yvette, what are you hearing from there? good morning. >> reporter: good morning, christi and victor. joe biden will be here in philadelphia in just a few hours for that official kickoff rally, wrapping up the three-week tour of the country as a presidential candidate. biden in his speech will be offering his vision for how to unify the country. with the first five weeks of his 2020 run behind him, joe biden turning to a new phase in his campaign. >> i'll be president for all of america. not just the base. >> reporter: first at campaign headquarters and kickoff rally in philadelphia, pennsylvania. a state democrats lost to donald trump in 2016 and one where biden seeing an opening.
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a recent poll found biden beating trump in a head-to-head matchup by 11 points. >> if i'm going to be able to beat donald trump in 2020, it's going to happen here. >> reporter: in the early weeks of his campaign, biden enjoying his stronger than expected front-runner status, topping national polls. lining up endorsements in key early states. and raking in more money in the first 24 hours than any of his democratic rivals. he's taking his brand of politics to six states across the country from an ice cream shop in iowa. to fielding voters' questions in a in that new mexico backyard. >> folks, we can change this again. and the best way to change it, and i'm not joking is to get donald trump out of that office. >> yes! >> reporter: biden framing his campaign as a showdown with president trump, a move that has drawn the president's ire. >> how do you beat joe bide jn. >> i think we beat him easily.
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>> reporter: the former facing friendly fire from his democratic opponents. >> i disagree with him. that crime bill, that 1994 crime bill, it did contribute to mass incarceration in our country. >> no i don't think that joe is the most progressive candidate in this race. >> reporter: biden largely aiming to stay above the fray. >> i will not speak ill of any democratic candidates. i will not do it. >> reporter: joe biden's also planning some travel for the next few weeks. he'll be heading to tennessee and florida for fund-raisers next week. followed by a trip to texas by the end of the month. pretty soon, biden will turn to rolling out some policies. the former vice president has even said he will deliver a climate change speech by the end of the month. arlette saenz, thank you so much. joe biden is not the only candidate out there, democrats spread across the country. at least ten of them campaigning
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in ten other states. >> bernie sanders in south carolina and georgia. elizabeth warren in georgia. pete buttigieg in iowa. the 2020 race is obviously getting into high gear now. treasury secretary steven mnuchin is now defying the house subpoena for the tax return. >> he said it lacks legislative purpose and he is not authorized to release them. now, the denial is not a surprise but it does appear out of stem with the law. as the chairman of the ways and mean committee points out, the statute says congress can request the documents and leaves no room for discreion on whether the treasury department should or can comply. the next step is likely a court battle. >> and this is what's frustrating to some democrats. that the white house it leading to what could be lengthy court battles. party leaders who are reluctant to start outright impeachment
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proceedings. rachel, great to see you. you have a great piece in "the washington post." i want to talk about the expectation in the house, dems took over and maybe they thought they were able to barrel through the investigations. you have the president refusing to turn over tax returns. you have speaker pelosi waiting patiently there. and then the courts are cautiously optimistic. >> i think the investigators are backed into a corner. i think you're exactly right, when democrats took the house, they thought they would have a lot of investigations going. and they'd have blockbuster hearings with a bunch of white house aides that would come up and testify and sort of air out the president's president's dirty laundry. but the white house is saying no to tax returns. the white house is blocking a whole host of subpoenas. mueller has not yet appeared for testimony on his report.
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and so that has been a source of the most public frustration, i would say. now, privately, we're hearing democrat are very anxious about their own leadership. you just mentioned pelosi, and how reluctant she has been to do something like as a result an impeachment inquiry. but increasinincreasingly, thes democrats being stonewalled want to do something and they know it could take years to get the sort of outcomes they want from the courts. you know, republican had the same problem when they were in the majority and going to war with president obama over documents, it took seven years for them to get a verdict in the court. democrats on the hill right now, they're really in a pickle. and the frustration is just bubbling below the surface. i'm just waiting for it to spill out internally. >> you mentioned, you know, the subpoenas and the backtracking there. democrats, assigned it, they've discussed imposing fines. they've considered jail time for people who ignore those
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subpoenas, do you know, are those options universally embraced by democrats? or is there a fracture there? >> i'm excepts caskeptical. especially on the jailing idea. pelosi joked about it recently. she's joked about it to reporters, but again, it just shows the level of frustration that democratic investigators in the house are now saying they could use this 100-year-old authority, hundreds of years old authority, from the constitution that basically says congress can try to enforce their own subpoenas when people ignore them. and that includes fines. this idea of fining people $25,000 a day if they are significa ignoring a subpoena. that's one idea that's out there. the other is jailing as you mentioned. the fines, the idea of fining people has definitely picked up on the hill. i'll say we're now seeing the chairman embrace that idea. but again, pelosi is just so cautious of overreach.
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and being seen as too aggressive in their investigation. she's worried it's going to blow back on democrats. she was asked about it this week at a press conference. and she notably didn't embrace this idea. she said it's one option. i don't have a position. so again, you'll see frustration with democratic investigators and what are they going to do next. >> i want to read part of your article, you wrote, some democrats say they've had enough. jamie raskin a member of the house judiciary committee and pelosi's leadership team said the white house is treating us like the mexican government or the prime minister of luxembourg. how luckiic likely are demes to there, especially as you mentioned, there's got to be some sense of urgency here when you look at the fact they're looking ahead to 2020? >> yes, investigators in particular who have seen
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subpoena deadlines come and go, multiple every week. people like jamie raskin, these are the folks that are feeling the most frustrated, i would say. and i have heard there's been some conversations in the house judiciary committee with its members. remember, judiciary committee has the authority to start impeachment proceedings. they have been talking about potentially trying to make that case. so, what you're going to see, you're going to see a lot of democrats go public and say, listen, there's a difference between voting to impeach trump and just voting to start an inquiry. once they open that investigation, investigators feel like the courts will fast track everything to get them the information they need. that it will be very hard for the trump administration to keep them from getting the documents. that they're keeping them from actually hearing from witnesses. but the problem again, is there's a lot of reluctance from the party, not just from pelosi. but you're hearing reluctance from moderates in swing districts who don't want to do this, per se. so, these members are going to
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have to convince the public that this is a good idea. and they're also going to have to convince their colleagues which over the next week, you'll hear a lot more people like jamie raskin say, listen, we need to consider impeachment proceeding. we should start having these meters. >> raichial. thank you. we'll talk to rights groups fighting bills. >> breaking overnight, we're getting new video. look at this massive tornado in the midwest. coming up, when a second round of severe weather is expected to hit the area. and, yes, it is expected. and new numbers from federal public health experts suggest thousands of additional immigrant families were separated at the border. more on the numbers, next. wom. hi. do you have a travel card? yep. our miles card. earn unlimited 1.5 miles and we'll match it at the end of your first year.
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15 minutes after the hour now. missouri is the latest state to pass a strict anti-abortion bill after alabama and other states have enacted similar legislation this year. now, there's been a certain flurry of republican states to enact anti-abortion laws. and i should say, states where republican legislatures and republican governors. they're setting up a showdown over the fate of roe v. wade. missouri bill is now headed to mike parson's desk who plans to
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sign it into law. >> do you believe roe v. wade should be overturned? >> yes, i believe we may see that. >> it bans abortions after eight weeks and exceptions for medical emergencies but not for pregnancies that result from rape or incest. cnn's natasha chen has retails. >> reporter: the missouri house of representatives passed this bill 110-44, after two hours of debate. like other states they looked at the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected. here, they specifically outlawed abortion after eight weeks. they also have a provision for a ban after 14 weeks, 18 weeks and then 20 weeks all depended on the legal challenges. there's also a trigger here to completely outlaw roe v. wade should it be overturned. there's no exception for rape or incest. that caused an emotional debate
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including a moment where protesters were asked to leave the gallery. here are intense moments from the debate. >> when you each see me in the hallway remember what you're doing to little girls who are like me. because that abuse is me. and you simply don't care. and to the women of this state and the women up here, i'm sorry. i'm sorry there aren't enough of us in this chamber to stop this. i'm sorry you're viewed as second class citizens. now, it's to you to change this. abortion is the ultimate and might makes right. it is saying that if i don't have the ability to kill my child, that i as a woman cannot obtain whatever dreams and beliefs i may. it's saying that my economic opportunities will be limited. if i do not pay that price with the blood of my child. our freedom cannot be bought with the blood of our children. >> reporter: the bill does not criminalize going across state lines to seek an abortion but it does require anyone in missouri
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referring anyone to an out of state abortion provide educational materials including the possibility that abortion could cause pain to a fetus. the house passes an emergency clause which means as soon as the governor signs this in a week's time it will immediately go into effect. we know the debates on the abortion issue are heated. this is a very personal thing. it's a very sensitive thing and we wanted to bring you both sides. first of all, i spoke with brian westbrook, he's the director of coalition for life in st. louis. and supports the bill in missouri. here's the result when i asked him about a 12-year-old girl raped and denied the opportunity to abort that baby. >> well, again, we're talking about a little innocent child who is inside the womb of -- >> but a 12-year-old is also an innocent child. >> i agree. a 12-year-old is also a very innocent child. absolutely, i agree with you. >> i just want to be very clear
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about this. do you support the bill the way that it is in alabama? >> so, i've not read the bill in alabama. we're talking about the legislation that's in missouri. >> in missouri. it's the same, rape and incest would be -- >> correct -- >> would out be -- correct. >> yeah, you would not be able to get an abortion in those cases? >> correct, correct. so, i would support the legislation as it's written in missouri. >> i just want to make a correction there. that 12-year-old girl in the case is now an adult wrote for "usa today" as you might have heard. she's biting for others to get an abortion if they so choose. they was not denied an abortion. i also spoke with dr. leana wen, he's the president of womens rights and saying it will have a deadly outcome. >> banning abortions not stop
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abortions. it will stop safe legal abortions and we know what happened before roe v. wade. thousands of women died every year because they didn't have access to safe legal abortions. we just cannot go back to that time. for us and planned parenthood this is the fight for our patients' lives and the fight for other lives. women in this country are paying attention. we are outraged. we know who is standing up for us in our health care and who wants to take away our rights. we know that, keeping people unhealthy is a tool of oppression. and stigmatizing women's health is a tool of misogyny. we will be holding all of these politicians accountable. >> now, listen, we know this is sensitive. this is very personal. we want to hear your thoughts on the abortion battle. tweet us at christi under score paul. >> and i'm victor underscore
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blackwell. be sure to use the #newday. we're getting scores of tweets about this issue. >> thank you for weighing in. let's talk about the storms that are coming. we've got new video of this massive tournamemass ive tornado outbreak in the midwest. i don't know if you can see it there, the bottom right of your screen, that's a semi overturned by the storm. a second round of severe weather is expected today. we'll talk about that. and thousands of immigrant families separated at the border. we have new numbers from federal public health experts that suggest that is exactly what happened. with bipolar i disorder, it can feel like there's too much to do, and you need to do it all.
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in front of us, semi on the road. look at that. it just now knocked a semi over. i've got to check on this driver. >> okay. so this -- yeah. this semi just ran smack right into that tornado and there's a lot of people trying to help him out right now. and you folks in mineola, this thing is headed right in your direction. >> all right. so can you imagine driving and all of a sudden you're knocked over by a tornado. this is from the oklahoma/kansas
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border. moments after that tractor trailer slammed into it, knocked the semi over. the driver was trapped. fortunately those storm trackers and bystanders were able to free that man. we hope he's okay. it's amazing for me to think, they're standing there, trying to help him and they're watching that thing because it looks so close. >> yeah, it is really close. and let me take you to northwest oklahoma, in all, nearly 40 tornados were reported across. this thing is crazy. >> central part of that state. central part of the u.s., cnn meteorologist allison chinchar joinses now, allison, that was yesterday. more expected today? >> you guys made a great point how it looks closer. perception is very hard to gauge when you are looking at tornadoes because they're not always the same size so it's hard to tell. please keep that in mind if you are out and perhaps you see one in the distance. just get away from it, okay?
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because you don't realize how close it may actually be to you. but that same system that was here yesterday is still here today. it's just beginning to shift further to the east. all in all, over 100 total storm reports from yesterday. the last 30 hours, over 30 of those were reported tornadoes. here is a look at what we have. the tornado watch in effect for portions of texas, as well as oklahoma, as a lot of those strong storms continue to push off to the east. now, we will start to see those storms also begin to advance in states like arkansas, louisiana, portions of missouri as well, once we get into the afternoon and really the evening hours. here's the thing, it's not just a one-day event. you've got the thread today from texas all the way up to minnesota. tomorrow, it becomes a great lakes effect. once we get to monday, a separate storm actually triggers a brand-new threat for portions of texas, oklahoma and even kansas. one thing to note, the threats that we're talking about will still be the same. tornadoes for today for this area here. damaging winds and also very
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large hail. now, here's the thing, we talk about very large hail. but what are the actual impacts to everyday life when it comes to hail sizes? here's the thing, once you get hail size of one inch, that's about the size of a quarter, that will automatically prompt a severe thunderstorm warning for your area. now, what happens when it gets bigger, say, the size of a golf ball. this will put dents in ash fault shingles on your roof. we have reports this yesterday and likely will again today. >> thank you so much for the warning. everybody take good care out there. you know, this morning, we're also learning more than 1,700 additional cases of
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possible family separation have been found. this is according to new numbers from federal public health experts who say all of those cases have, quote, some preliminary indication of separation. >> u.s. customs and border protection have been handed all of these cases to review. and this stems from a new effort to track down parents and children who were split at the border. it's all part of the aclu's lawsuit over family separations. >> there are reports that a power struggle at the department of homeland security as well. "the washington post" saying acting homeland security secretary kevin mcaleenan threatened to resign if he wasn't given more authority over his agency. >> post says this stems from white house senior adviser stephen miller trying to influence hiring at the department. cnn reporter sarah westwood is following the latest. sarah, good morning. what happened here? >> good morning, victor and christie, this is way true struggle of power between keep
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mcaleenan and stephen miller. he's very hawkish with immigration and he's been carving out a significant role for himself when it comes to dhs and the president's immigration agenda. now, this at the heart of it, according to "the washington post," appears to be a personnel issue where stephen miller want to reassign a new nominee to a different agency within the department of homeland security than the one he was originally nominated it. mcaleenan resisted that, and if he wasn't given more control over who works at dhs. and it appears that mcaleenan has won this round because that original nominee mark morgan is going where he was supposed to go within dhs. this comes as the backdrop of what is scridescribed as as eye crisis. and there are a contingency
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plans to fly might grant migran detention centers throughout the country. it appears to be dead on capitol hill with no clear by-in from republicans. >> sarah, thank you. coming up, an independent report finds ohio state university had knowledge that a university doctor repeatly preyed on athletes in his 20 years at the school. we have details on what that investigation revealed. the 2019 subaru outback is an iihs top safety pick plus. the honda cr-v is not. sorry, honda. which suv would make the best investment? the subaru outback has the best resale value in its class for 2019, according to kelley blue book. even better than the toyota rav4. sorry, toyota. it's easy to love a subaru. with peak season berries, uniqcreamy avocado.
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an independent report found that ohio state university had knowledge that a doctor sexually abused students dating back to the late '70s. dr. richard strauss who killed himself in 2005 is believed to have sexually abused 177 students while he worked at the university. >> and a report says ohio state personnel were aware of the claims but failed to investigation. cnn's polo sandoval is here to give detail. do we know how prolific this was, polo? >> victor and christi, we have gone through the report in its entirety and it's very disturbing, and it also gives that many students were sexually abused by a team doctor and the university did nothing to stop.
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>> reporter: a message of apology is coming from ohio state president drake. he said it was painful and shocking to comprehend. after being told dr. richard strauss sexually abused male athletes. acts of sexual abuse carried out against 177 students while strauss worked at the school between 1978 and 1998. >> i cannot get the image of the predator standing over me while he sexually assaulted me. >> reporter: strauss, two years after it led to a firing from the athletics department. he was never prosecuted and took his own life in 2005. his death left behind dozens of survivors encouraged to speak out. remember, some pleaded with the
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university officials to institute change. >> the question isn't did this or didn't this occur, irrefutable, with hundreds of lives negatively affected. the real question would be what would it say about osu if it turned a blind eye. >> reporter: another accuser reacted saying in part, now the truth is being told. i feel vindicated but i have mixed feelings. although a weight has been lifted off my back i'm deeply saddened to hear the stories of so many others who suffered abuse by dr. strauss while ohio state turned a blind eye. the report found that strauss' behavior was an open zrsecret t 50 staff members. not appearing in the report, jim gordon, a former wrestling coach. several victims have come forward saying he stayed silent about strauss. on friday, a spokesperson
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concluded what we have said from the beginning, congressman gordon never knew of any abuse. the report says investigators could not conclusively determine each and every allegation made about a particular coach's knowledge. >> there are three groups of plaintiffs suing ohio state university. the university says it's actively practicing mediation with survivors, but also saying it's pushing for a unredacted version of this report to be published that could potentially provide more clues, more information, on this other people that could potentially be held accountable. >> polo sandoval, thank you so much. president trump said the u.s. is winning the trade war with china. but not everyone agrees with that. how do the american farmers feel. we'll talk to the president and founder of the farmers association john boyd jr. he's with us next.
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well, soon tariffs on steel and aluminum from canada and mexico will be gone. president trump lifted those tariffs friday. this is a move that pushes the u.s. closer to finalizing the president's nafta replacement. and comes just one day after the president announce head would delay tariffs on european and japanese cars. on one hand, farmers across the u.s. are worried. many say they do not know what's going to happen if the trade war with china continues. let's welcome in john boyd jr. he's the president the farmers association. welcome back. you farm soybeans and wheat, right? >> soybeans and wheat and 100 head of cattle in mecklenburg.
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>> and soybean sold around $17 around at one point to a little more than 8. what does that mean for you, in your ability to continue operating your farm and support your family? >> well, the president has given the farmers a tough road to hoe. what i mean by that, last week, he made additional announcements about more tariffs. and i checked the local markets there and soybeans were $7 and some change a bushel. and farmers can't borrow operating money right now. banks don't want to hear about you trying to sell soybeans for $7.80 a bushel. and how are you going to pay your mortgage and light bill and college tuition for your children, all of these things. and the president needs to take those things into consideration when he speaks off the hip and off the cuff like that and makes comments, oh, farmers can kind of stick it out and wait it out. i'm not in financial condition to stick it out and wait it out
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for the president. and i believe that the president owes farmers like myself next steps. what's going to happen. what's going to happen if the tariffs aren't open. and what bothers me is, the president nor the agriculture secretary has opened any new markets for farmers like myself. so, we're kind of left out here scrambling, not knowing what the future has in store for us. >> you know, last summer, late summer, early fall, august/september, secretary purdue, the agriculture secretary, announced there would be subsidies for farmers who are impacted by the ongoing trade war. specifically soybeans, $1.65 a bushel. have you received that? >> not yet. not yet. every time the president says, oh, well, we were do another round of relief payments for farmers. that means slow payments for minority farmers and black
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farmers like myself. for some reason, once the government gets involved, we're the last ones to receive the benefits. so, i would much rather see them open the doors back to china and other markets so i can get a fair price for my crop. and not depend on government subsidies and those types of things. because when that happens and comes into play, farmers like myself suffer more. >> now you are the president of the national black farmers association. most farmers are white. but what does this ongoing strain that these trade tariffs are doing to black farmers, what does that mean for the sustainability of the percentage of black farmers who still exist? are we going to see it continue, from your membership, diminishment of the number of black farmers? >> it hurts our membership. and most farmers are white.
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and many voted for president trump. in fact, it's his base. and that's why i can't figure why he's not doing more to help our farmers, especially those who voted for him. and why they're not more vocal at speaking out. i watched farmers on cnn. and they say about how much difficulty they're in. they don't say, hey, i'm not going to support president trump next time. they're not willing to go that far. but for african-american farmers, we're seeing it worse. this administration has been closed to leaders like myself. i've reached out to the agriculture secretary and to the president and asked for a sitdown meeting. and the secretary of agriculture told a reporter that, oh, he meets with black farmers, when he's passing them and meeting them at certain venues. but he needs to meet me in an official capacity. and answer questions about what is this administration going to do to assist farmers like myself, right now, who haven't
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received payments. and who need government assistance but not getting them like other farmers are. >> yeah. >> these are things i would like to talk to the president and the agriculture secretary about. it's semit msemantics. >> i understand you've met to all the presidents dating back to the carter administration? >> that's right. from the carter administration, both democrat and republican. it's almost common courtesy, when a new agriculture secretary comes in, they meet leaders like myself. at the farm bureau. the president has been at the farm bureau and spoken there. why can't they meet with leaders like myself and find out what needs the african-american farmers have right now. >> i know this is a difficult time. and the last time you were on the show is the government shutdown and what that meant to you personally and your membership. john boyd, jr., thank you. >> and thank you for having me
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♪ i'm thinking a few weanings ago, when he won the masters, we weren't thinking about talking about this. >> no. >> tiger woods missing the cut
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at the pga championship. >> yeah, andy scholes at the course in new york. what went wrong for tiger? >> well, guys, tiger just couldn't find the fairway all day long yesterday. he only hit the fairway three times in round two. and here at bethpage black, it's one of the toughest courses in the entire country. and you're just not going to be successful if you're not hitting the ball well off the tee here. tiger's day went south on the back nine. he bogeyed 10, 11 and 12. this is just the fourth time in his career that tiger's missed the cut at the pga championship. and tiger said after the round, it was definitely disappointing. >> i'm not playing the weekend. that's all. it's disappointing. and just didn't quite have it. i've enjoyed being the masters champion again. and the pga was a quick turnaround. and unfortunately, i just didn't
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play well. >> at the reigning champ brooks koepka meanwhile nearly putting this tournament away yesterday. after a record-setting first round, koepka shooting 5 under in round two. he's 12 under in the tournament. that's the lowest score in any major championship history. >> i'd like that lead to grow as marriage as it possibly can. i still got to go out there and do what i'm supposed to do. and keep putting the ball in the right spot. and i should have a good chance of winning the championship. >> koepka has a seven-shot lead heading into head. he's looking to make history this weekend. he's already the reigning pga champ and two-time open champion. and no one has ever held back-to-back tournaments at the same time. i want to show you a funny moment from yesterday's second
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round. dustin johnson was prepping for the shot. and the broadcast, it caught jon rahm running over to the tree to use the bathroom. the camera guy nervously saw what was happening and tried to frame it out. you know what they say, guys, when you got to go, you got to go. >> yeah, we just caught the irrigation stimulis in the middle of the tournament. >> there's not bathrooms readily available at every hole. >> oh, my gosh, he should not be feeling too good that we're talking about this. >> andy scholes, thanks a lot. >> i have nothing to say to that. in tonight's episode of "chasing life" dr. sanjay gupta traveled to turkey. this is a cultural cross road where is science and mysticism co-exists to find alternative health beyond popping the pills that so many americans depend on. >> in the states, drug overdoses
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are the top cause of unintentional death. here, you make a lot of it in turkey, and yet you don't see it. even the town that's literally named opium, you don't see it that much. >> we all need to use medication occasionally, you know, in our lives. but i think it has a lot to do in terms of social and family structures. and here the family ties are quite strong. people still keep an eye on each other. and, so, there's this self-control mechanism that is there. >> is there a stigma around addictions? >> exactly. but it's not only that. the culture is so influenced by religion that islam shapes people's perception. ♪ >> "chasing life with dr. sanjay gupta" airs tonight at 9:00 eastern only here on cnn. thanks for watching this morning.
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i'm michael smerconish. not in philadelphia but in hudson yards, new york city. the college board, the folks who administer the s.a.t., the scholastic aptitude test have just announced there will be what is referred to as an adversity score in addition to math and verbal skills. college board chief executive david


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