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♪ when mr. floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended their restraint. >> a big setback for derek chauvin's defense, his supervisor and other witnesses leaving little doubt he went too far. vaccinated americans can celebrate easter together indoors without masks, new guidance from the cdc on how to celebrate easter. and another shoe drops in the investigation of congressman matt gaetz. what sources tell cnn he showed lawmakers on the house floor.
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welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world, this is "early start," i'm laura jarrett. >> and i'm christine romans. it is friday, april 2nd, it is good friday, the holiest day on the christian calendar. it is 5:00 a.m. in new york. we begin with a big blow to the defense team's case in the trial of former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin. it came from an unexpected source. chauvin's former supervisor who told the jury thursday that chauvin should have stopped pressing down on george floyd's neck once he game unresponsive. >> also testimony from two paramedics one said he could tell from a distance floyd was dead, he wasn't breathing, and prosecutors also called floyd's girlfriend to the stand who spoke openly about their struggle with drug addiction. cnn's sara sidner starts us off this morning from minneapolis. >> yeah, i was just going to call you and have you come out to our scene here. >> reporter: the jury heard newly released audio of officer derek chauvin talking on the phone with his supervisor to
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explain his version of seechlts on may 25th, 2020. >> we just had to -- had to told the guy down, he was -- was -- going crazy -- wouldn't go in the back of the squad. >> reporter: from the witness stand chauvin's police sergeant recalled chauvin's description of events omitted key details. >> did he mention anything about putting his knee on mr. floyd's neck or back? >> no. >> reporter: the sergeant says he soon arrived on the scene to talk to the police officers involved, then went to the hospital with chauvin and other officers to check on george floyd. >> someone approached me and let me know that he passed away. >> do you have an opinion as to when the restraint of mr. floyd should have ended in this encounter? >> yes. >> what is it? >> when mr. floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended their restraint. >> and that was after he was handcuffed and on the ground and
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no longer resisting? >> correct. >> reporter: the tears were immediate for thursday's first witness, courteney ross. >> when was it that you first met mr. floyd? >> it's one of my favorite stories to tell. >> reporter: she testified the first time she met george floyd she was upset and he, then a stranger, consoled her. >> floyd has this great deep southern voice, raspy, and he was like, sis, are you okay, sis? and i wasn't okay. >> reporter: ross eventually became george floyd's girlfriend. >> we had our first kiss in the lobby. >> reporter: in their nearly three-year relationship she testified they both struggled with prescription pain pill addiction. >> floyd and i both suffered with an opioid addiction. we got addicted and -- and tried really hard to break that addiction.
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many times. >> reporter: the defense honed in on where the drugs came from and the timeline of their drug use, including an overdose and hospital visit for floyd two months before his death. >> you did not know that he had taken heroin at that time? >> no. >> it was your belief that mr. floyd started using again about two weeks prior to his death, correct? >> i noticed a change in his behavior, yes. >> reporter: in redirect this video introduced in court showed the moments paramedics loaded floyd into their ambulance. paramedics and firefighters testified they had initially been called to respond to a nonemergency patient with possible intoxication and a mouth injury into the information you had as you were initially responding was that there was a mouth injury, correct? >> yes. >> reporter: the call was later upgraded. this was a pretty stunning day for the prosecution, bringing these very strong witnesses including paramedics talking about the fact that they thought when they got to the scene was george floyd was certainly
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unresponsive and one of them thought that he was already dead when they got there. the fact that the officers couldn't see that is going to be a real problem for the defense. laura? christine? >> sara, thank you for that. lawyer ration i'm struck by something about the prosecutor's strategy that's emerging this week, they're putting everything out in the open. they talked yesterday about george floyd and his drug problem. they talked about how he tried to use, you know, a fake money, counterfeit bill. he was not perfect and they are not keeping that a secret. does that strategy work? it's almost as if they are inoculating against the defense strategy which will try to, you know, tear down, you know, the victim here? >> it's a smart strategy because they know where the defense is going with that and if they get it all out in the open first then the jury isn't hearing for the first time from the defense. the jury hates the most thinking the information is being with held from them and they know in this case that the defense wants to highlight the drugs because they want to say the drugs were the reason that george floyd
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died not the fact that officer chauvin had his knee on floyd's neck for over nine minutes. so it makes sense but i also think putting the girlfriend on the stand was really smart because it humanizing george floyd. she talked about how they met. she was so sort of relatable on that score. but i think the big thing is they want to make sure they don't confuse the issues here so prosecutors are going to have to wrap all of this up in closing to make clear this is not about floyd's drug use, this is what chauvin did. >> over maybe the last two decades we have an opioid crisis in this country. everyone knows a family that has struggled with opioid addiction. that can cut both ways for the defense. >> it's relatable and she spoke about it eloquently. to coronavirus now, some encouraging news from the cdc this morning, the agency says if and only if you are fully vaccinated it is safe to celebrate this leicester with friends and family indoors with no masks. the u.s. will surpass 100 million people with at least one vaccine dose today, that's about
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30% of the population, but vaccines are in this tough race with the virus, overnight the u.s. reported the second highest case count in six weeks. >> the fda says it's okay to squeeze more doses from vials of moderna's covid vaccine, 15 doses per vial instead of the 10 or 11 previously allowed. the change should speed up shipments and a bit of good news about pfizer's vaccine. experts say the number being given for how long protection lasts is a floor not a ceiling. cnn has the pandemic covered coast to coast. >> reporter: i'm jacqueline howard in atlanta. pfizer and biontech say that the protection provided by their covid-19 vaccine lasts at least six months. this is based on at most latest updated data. the vaccine remains more than 91% effective against symptomatic cases of covid-19 and, again, this lasts six months after the second dose.
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some scientists say that they could see similar results with other vaccines. >> reporter: i'm natasha chen. the city of new orleans announced it will be relaxing some covid restrictions while keeping others in place. starting today indoor events can have up to 150 people while outdoor events can have up to 250 people. outdoor recreation spaces and sports complexes can operate at 50% capacity while indoor ones can operate at 25% capacity. new orleans' city wide case count, transmission and positivity rate have been on the decline for more than eight weeks but the city's press release says there are still concerns given the rise in case numbers across several states. >> reporter: i'm alison kosik in new york. a limited number of regal movie theaters will reopen today in the u.s. after being closed for six months because of the coronavirus pandemic. select theaters will show godzilla versus kong and more theaters will open on april 16th
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with the release of "mortal combat." regal joins other theater chains that are reopening. amc said that most of its theaters would be open by the end of march. >> thanks to our correspondents for those reports. some major props this morning to arizona senator and former astronaut mark kelly. he is helping vaccinate people in arizona himself. look at that. doing the shots. and, yes, he is qualified. he was trained as a medical officer on the international space station. very cool. >> that is cool. major companies in texas are lining up now against laws that make it harder to vote. but it's tricky to find the middle ground. some companies are facing pressure from politicians and competing pressure from consumers. ... or... quit cold turkey. kidding me?! instead, start small. with nicorette. which can lead to something big. start stopping with nicorette
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investigators have examined whether federal campaign money was used to pay for travel and expenses of women that gaetz was intimately involved with. authorities also now following up on evidence that gaetz may have used cash and drugs in his dealings with young women as potential evidence of coercion. >> sources tell cnn the gaetz investigation was initially part of a broader probe of sex trafficking allegations against another florida politician, joel greenberg. now "the new york times" has reviewed receipts from cash app and apple pay showing money being transferred from gaetz to greenberg and then to one of the women. gaetz denied to the "times" ever paying for sex. >> cnn has also learned that gaetz was fond of bragging about his exploits and showing off pictures on the floor of the u.s. house. cnn's lauren fox has more now from capitol hill. >> reporter: well, laura and christine, before that investigation began at this the
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department of justice representative matt gaetz had a reputation up here on capitol hill as being a close ally of former president donald trump, someone who enjoyed the conservative media spotlight and behind the scenes multiple sources telling cnn was a person who liked to brag about his sexual exploits with women. now, i want to make it very clear what we're about to talk about is a separate issue than that ongoing doj investigation. there is no evidence that anything is linked to that doj investigation, but what multiple sources told cnn is that gaetz would share images, show colleagues pictures of nude women that he said he had slept with, two of the sources that cnn spoke with had seen these images directly and one of these incidences happened on the house floor. another one happening just off of the house floor. now, cnn has reached out to representative gaetz and his office for comment. we have not heard anything in the last day, but i think it's important to point out once again that there is no evidence
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that any of these images were images of women who were minors, wills no evidence that this is tied in any way into that ongoing doj investigation into whether or not representative matt gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old. >> thank you so much for that. we will stay tuned to that sorry. major companies speaking out against republican efforts to restrict voting access, this time in texas where the state senate pass add bill with new restriction toss ban drive through voting and to limit extended voting hours. american airlines and dell publicly opposing the bill. american says we believe we should break down barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion in our society not create them. companies face pressure from both sides here, their consumers and employees of these big business right side demanding the companies take a stand against rolling back voting rights. politicians are threatening to punish those companies that dare criticize them.
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all right. breaking news overnight from taiwan, at least 48 people are dead, more than 150 hurt after a train derailed in a tunnel. cnn's ivan watson live in hong kong following this breaking store for us. what do we know? how did this happen? >> reporter: this is the deadliest train disaster in taiwan's recent history. there was a 408 train headed down the east side of taiwan, north of the city of hualien and what apparently happened is judging by some of the aerial images we have seen some kind of a vehicle was on the road above the railroad as it was coming along a steep mountain, a coastline, and some kind of construction truck skidded down the side this have mountain close to the railroad tracks and
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the train hit it. this is a train that could move at speeds of around 90 miles per hour, we don't know if it was going at full speed at that time, but it seems to have hit the vehicle as it was entering this tunnel. there's been just a huge death toll. at least 48 people killed on this crowded train. we did see images of scores of people who were able to actually walk out. we're told that the driver of the train was killed and that more than 150 people were injured and rushed to hospitals. it's a tough terrain to get to, to try to rescue people, complicated by the fact that half of the train was inside a tunnel. so you couldn't get heavy equipment in there. some of the survivors described having to bash their way out through windows using their luggage to break over the windows and walking past people laying on the ground. all this starting at the beginning of a four-day holiday weekend. the tomb sweeping festival in
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taiwan. so a lot of the people were on this train presumably heading towards their home towns to be with their families. so a terrible tragic day for the island today. >> thank you so much for that, ivan. just awful. all right. president biden held his first cabinet meeting to promote his infrastructure plan. we will break down who he's sending out now to sell the agenda. today let's paint with behr ultra scuff defense... so that you can live that scuff-free life. honey, i'm home! honey! scuff defense. i love our scuff-free life. behr ultra scuff defense. exclusively at the home depot.
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to fix itself unless it at least acknowledges it has a problem. >> i came from south africa where i saw that growing up and the difference there in a funny way it was apartheid but it was apartheid in the open, this unconscious bias and racism is pervasive. it's almost inherent, sadly, in the historic fabric of this country. we have to recognize that, accept it and then break it. >> his comments make him one of the highest profile asian business leaders to speak out about the recent attacks on asian-americans in the u.s. and he's urging more asian-americans to do the same. "early start" continues right now. ♪ good morning, everyone, this is "early start," i'm laura jarrett. >> i'm christine romans. it's 30 minutes past the hour on this good friday, the holiest day of the christian calendar. a parade of witnesses one
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after the next painting a picture of a police officer who went way too far and should have known. the first trial witness thursday, one who knew george floyd personally, his girlfriend, she talked about his struggles that left him vulnerable but should not have led to his death. >> a day that started with a personal witness ended with a professional one who told the jury chauvin kept pressing down on george floyd's neck much longer than necessary. cnn's josh campbell joins us live from minneapolis. josh, i was struck by just how frank and candid that former sergeant was. he didn't try to qualify his answers at all when it came to the use of force. were you surprised? >> reporter: no, you know, there were several witnesses there that provided this new insight into what happened on that day whenever george floyd died, that supervisor certainly one of them. we heard from a number of people including two paramedics who were there on the scene, this he attempted unsuccessfully to try
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to resuscitate george floyd, one of them saying that when he arrived he had to ask derek chauvin to get his knee off of george floyd. he was still on top of him. so we got that insight. of course, as you mentioned, the supervisor, this now retired officer who served as the leader involved in investigations of use of force was really the key witness yesterday and he was a topic of serious debate. the defense counsel did not want him to be able to answer the question about whether chauvin's use of force was reasonable. in fact, at one point the judge excused the jury as defense and prosecutors hashed that out. finally the judge brought the jury back in, allowed that witness to answer that question, which really dealt a serious blow to the defense. take a listen to his answer. >> do you have an opinion as to when the restraint of mr. floyd should have ended in this encounter? >> yes. >> what is it? >> when mr. floyd was no longer
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offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended their restraint. >> and that was after he was handcuffed and on the ground and no longer resisting? >> correct. >> reporter: so, again, in his view at the moment that george floyd was no longer resisting, that restraint should have stopped. again a serious blow to the defense. we also heard from a witness who really provided some of the human side of george floyd. obviously we know him as a victim, but she knew him as a person. this was george floyd's girlfriend talk being him, talk being how he loved his children, talking about his hopes, his dreams, really the personal side of george floyd. she also talked about some of the struggles that they faced and their use of drugs. now, this was actually brought head-on by the prosecution who brought the topic up about their drug use. here is what she said about that. >> both -- our story, it's --
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it's a classic story of how many people get addicted to opioids. we both suffered from chronic pain, mine was in my neck and his was in his back. we got addicted and tried really hard to break that addiction many times. >> reporter: again, prosecutors bringing up the drug use, people wondered why. we talk to legal experts who say that that was likely a preemptive strike. the defense has tried to make this case about george floyd, saying that he was under the influence on the day of his death, that that may have led to his ultimate death, but prosecutors saying that, look, there are two separate things here. yes, there was drug use but it was derek chauvin's actions on that day that were ultimately responsible for george floyd's death. the trial continues today, we are expected to hear from additional witnesses today as this trial continues here in minneapolis. >> yeah t seemed like with the
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girlfriend they were also trying to get out the point that floyd had enough experience with drugs that sadly his system had built up enough of a tolerance that it couldn't have been the drugs that were the reason he died that day. josh, thank you for being on the ground for us. canada's three largest provinces, three quarters of the country's population now imposing new coronavirus restrictions. the spread of all their variants driving the increase in new cases and hospitalizations. following quebec and british columbia ontario announce ago four-week limited lockdown, it's the third since the start of the pandemic, all -- all indoor activities except school will be banned. >> ontario's u.s. neighbor michigan has seen an alarming variant-driven uptake t. i can in cases. good news there's growing evidence the three vaccines out right now protect you against the variants, still, more than 60% of american adults are not yet vaccinated. the more people lacking immunity the better chance the virus has
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to mutate into new variants. cnn has the pandemic covered coast to coast. >> reporter: i'm miguel marquez in detroit, michigan. it's a state that is dealing with another surge of the coronavirus. this is a state that has seen a large number of cases of the b.1.1.7 or the uk variant of the coronavirus. hospitals around the state saying that they are seeing increased number of patients, outbreaks in schools as well causing concern for parents and students. the governor asking the president to surge vaccine into the state. the president denied that request, but next week all michiganders who want a vaccine will be able to get one. >> reporter: i'm athena jones. like much of the nation ohio is now seeing increased covid-19 activity and more hospitalizations. cases of vafr yants are also on the rise going from 92 on march 12th to 620 thursday according to the state's chief medical officer. beginning next week ohio will start work to go vaccinate all
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college students who want the vaccine. part of an effort to increase the vaccination rate. >> reporter: i'm alexandra field in new york. the state is taking its next steps toward reopening, allowing arts, entertainment and event venues to reopen at 33% capacity. in cases where everyone in attendance can show proof of a negative covid test, slicely larger crowds can gather, but the state says that mask and social distancing practices will still be required. >> reporter: i'm pete muntean in washington. air travel continues to break records of the pandemic even though the cdc is still warning against it. the tsa screened more than 38 million people at airports across the country in the month of march, the busiest month of the pandemic. more than a million people flew each day during the month of march, all but five days. it is welcome news for major airlines, united airlines just announced it is hiring pilots for the first time in more than
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a year. >> all right. a year after italy was devastated by coronavirus becoming the original european epicenter its people face another big wave of cases. restrictions have been extended now to the end of april, even the vatican is making adjustments for the holy weekend that starts today. cnn's delia gallagher live in rome. what can we expect this year, delia? >> reporter: well, christine, unfortunately this year, like last year, heading into the easter weekend a full national lockdown. that is in addition, of course, to the regional lockdowns that have already been happening throughout italy for the last two weeks. so that means no travel from your city of residence, that means even family gatherings in private homes, they want to limit the number of people there. the curfew at 10:00. pope francis will be holding good friday services as he will be doing easter celebrations throughout the weekend, but without the presence of the faithful, just like last year, and without the presence of the
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thousands of tourists that we're used to seeing come to italy and to the vatican this time of year, certainly the economic impact of that is going to be very important going forward. of course, the focus for the government now on amping up their vaccination program, they got a slow start, they have an ambitious plan to get all italian adults vaccinated by the end of the summer. interestingly just this week they decreed that any health care workers that are working directly with patients must be vaccinated. if they refuse to get vaccinated, christine, they will be subject to suspension of their jobs without pay. christine? >> delia gallagher in rome. thank you so much. president biden is enlisting members of his cabinet to go out and sell his american jobs plan. it's a historic investment in infrastructure, climate and technology nationwide. cnn's jasmine wright is live at the white house for us. jasmine, good morning to you. it seems like once again the president aiming not just at what washington thinks about
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this plan, but outside actually in states and cities all around the country. tell us what is his team planning to do? >> reporter: big, bold and transformative, laura, that is how the white house is describing this infrastructure and jobs bill of president biden's and we know as the white house knows that anything with those names in it is going to be a heavy lift in congress. so the white house has appointed five cabinet secretaries who really run point on this issue and that includes transportation secretary pete buttigieg, housing secretary marcia fudge along with energy, commerce and labor. they are going to have really two goals, and one is to run point within congress for president biden being his representative and already they have held briefings and calls with lawmakers but also it's to run point on the messaging outside of d.c. with the american people. now, the white house says that these are all former mayors and governors, perfect people to remind folks of why they need
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new bridges, why they need new roads, why they need upgrades to their schools and climate measures. now, listen, this is a similar playbook to what we saw during the last few months of that covid relief bill being pushed, right? president biden, remember, he said that this bill was bipartisan not because of the republicans in congress who supported it, because, listen, none of them did, but because of the republican voters outside of d.c. who approved of this bill making sure that it was allowing democrats to get it done. so we're already starting to see some of that same playbook here, but of course, laura, we are a little bit too soon into the process to declare that president biden is not going to get any republican votes. this thing still hasn't even been written into bills yet. that is a stage that they are working on negotiating on what goes in and what goes out. but these five cabinet members are going to be influential in this process and determining what this bill actually looks like when it gets to congress.
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laura? >> jasmine, while i have you, vice president kamala harris you covered her on the campaign trail, she is now expanding her portfolio, this time on vaccines. yesterday she unveiled this new project to try to get communities vaccinated. tell us more about that if you can. >> reporter: just tell me when to go. >> jasmine, if you can hear me, jasmine, i would love to get your thoughts on the vice president. all right. looks like we may have lost jasmine there. thanks to you, jasmine, as usual for your insight and what's going on at the white house. let's hit markets quickly the global supply chain for semi-conductor chips suffered setbacks during the pandemic and could take a long time to recover. suppliers have become concentrated geographically. many are seen in places that have received political and national disruptions like japan, and texas. the chip shortage is delaying deliveries of pickup trucks and suvs. the pandemic cut demand for new cars so auto makers cut their
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police in orange, california, say the gunman knew his victims when he opened fire late wednesday killing four people, including a nine-year-old boy. the office complex where the victims were found is a real
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estate business, specializing in mobile homes. police say when officers first arrived at the found the gates to the complex locked from the inside. >> it appears all of the adults were connected either by business or a personal relationship and this was not a random act of violence. >> in the office courtyard officers found the deceased boy in the arms of an adult woman who survived and is in critical condition. there had been 20 mass shootings in the u.s. since the atlanta massacre march 16th. that's more than one per day. >> at the same time as this renewed conversation about gun violence fbi background checks for firearm purchases soaring in march. the fbi says about 4.7 million americans initiated a background check last month, that's a 36% increase over february. police arresting a woman in ohio after possibly the worst april fools' joke you have ever heard. authorities say pamela cisco texted her sister that a man who had been fired from the manufacturing plant where she
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works returned with a gun and that they were all hiding. her sister then called police who scrambled to the scene and found no threat. cisco is charged with inducing panic and disrupting public service. over a year after the death of breonna taylor kentucky lawmakers approving a bill that restricts but doesn't outlaw so-called no knock warrants. the louisville emt was killed by police after they executed a no knock warrant at her home breaking down the door in the middle of the night and exchanging gunfire with her boyfriend. among other things this new bill limits the hours that police can execute warrants and the types of cases they can be used in. tailor's family says it's not an outright ban that that he wanted but hope the measure will save lives. markets around the world closed today for good friday but the second quarter began with u.s. stocks forecasting an economic boom. the dow closed up 171 points, the s&p 500 topped 4,000 for the first time ever, the nasdaq jumped nearly 2%.
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look, factories around the world are revving back up, demand is coming back, united airlines is starting to hire again, people are traveling and the u.s. institute for supply management said manufacturing activity here grew for the tenth month in a row to a 37-year high. so will it be a great american jobs come back from a deep jobs hole? we will get critical new evidence today when the labor department releases the jobs report, economists expect 647,000 jobs were added in march and the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 6%. if that happens the economy will be down 8.8 million jobs since february last year. the jobs recovery uneven, too. some industries are back to their pre-pandemic levels like delivery services boomed in the last year, jobs in that sector grew between 17% between february 2020 and february 2021, the biggest percentage gain of any industry. relief check in morning, the irs and the treasury department sent out another 4 million stimulus checks bringing the total to more than 131 million
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payments worth $335 billion the first two batches of checks primarily went to people who had filed their 2019 or 2020 taxes. the irs said payments will start going to social security recipients today. with baseball's opening day in the books pressure mounts over the all-star game. still more than three months away. coy wire has this morning's "bleacher report." hey, coy. >> hi, laura. everyone from president biden to the players are saying that moving the all-star game out of georgia in response to the state's recently passed voting laws should be on the table. commissioner rob man ford says no decision has been made but told espn he's having discussions with the head of the players union and team owners about this issue. >> i think first and most important, baseball has always been opposed to any law that unfairly restricts access to voting rights. when you think about the game itself, there are very difficult
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issues. we plan these games years in advance and that game is only three months away. it's one thing to say the game should be moved, it's another thing to figure out how to move it on that short time frame. >> a braves first base men and reigning national league mvp freddie freeman saying i think it's a conversation to be had. what's happened in the last couple of months has already gone through, why not use what we already have as a platform in the city and state that it has been passed through. nationals general manager mike rizzo says he doesn't know when the team will be able to play a season opener as more players test positive for covid-19. at least three national players have tested positive prompting yesterday's game against the mets to be postponed due to ongoing contact tracing. the team also says a fourth player is likely going to be considered likely positive. the nationals next scheduled game is tomorrow. one of college claebls's
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greatest coaches of all time is retiring. north carolina's hall of famer roy williams making the announcement yesterday after a 33-year career as head coach for both the tar heels and kansas. the 70-year-old led his team to nine final four appearances and three national championships. congrats to coach williams on an amazing career. now for one more thing you have to see, laura and christine, from opening day, tigers and indians in a winter wonderland in detroit. miguel cabrera starts the season with a bang. sending the pitch over the fence, but he doesn't know it, he slides into second base thinking he hit a double. he lost the white ball in the snow. that snowball homer ends up being the difference. tigers win 3-2. it is not often you see baseball being played with white confetti falling everywhere. that's pretty sweet, like a party happening the entire game. >> i grew up in the midwest and it's almost spring and then it starts snowing when in april. it's one of those crazy fluks.
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nice to see you, coy. a frightening moment on a school bus in virginia. >> [ bleep ]. >> okay. that's a deer crashing through the windshield, landing on a sleeping student. >> instantly i hear like a loud noise, i was really confused because i was trying to sleep and woke up to something on my back. and then i realized it was a deer and i was very confused because i have never seen a deer actually jump through a windshield and then land. >> i can't -- i just can't believe t the animal flashed around the bus before running out when the driver opened the doors, no one was injured. >> so glad everyone is okay. the gap is back, actually never even left after announcing he was fixing the signature gap between his two front teeth michael strahan revealed what many had suspected all along. >> so i just wanted to say april
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fools'. come on, man! the gap is here to stay. >> strahan says he was surprised by all the online debate that was sparked by his supposed decision to alter his signature look. christine romans called this one all along. >> yeah, i just -- you know, that's his look, it's his brand, he looks so good with the gap. i have a little boy with a big gap in front of his team. impartial to gaps. >> that was a way better april fools' joke than calling the police for a false shooting. >> michael strahan, you win april fools'. thanks for joining us, i'm christine romans. >> i'm laura jarrett. "new day" is next. walk it off look one more mile look reply all look own your look... ...with fewer lines. there's only one botox® cosmetic. it's the only one... ...fda approved... ...to temporarily make frown lines... ...crow's feet... ...and forehead lines... ...look better. the effects of botox® cosmetic, may spread hours to weeks after injection, causing serious symptoms.
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