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absolutely, to the american people. what it will look like is trying to explain in practical terms why this matters for people's lives. we have for decades been debating the idea of allowing medicare to negotiate for prescription drug prices. why it's so important is it will mean millions of americans can actually access those prescriptions they need at lower costs. we've been debating for decades and trying for decades to really address the climate crisis in the way we need. what that means for families is lower energy costs, lower utility bills, making it easier to access things like energy-efficient upgrades for their homes. so, the president will, our entire team will be out making the case. obviously, right now we're focused on the last steps in this process, getting the bill through the house and to the president's desk for signature. >> when you say out, you mean traveling? >> certainly the. is the going to be out around the country on these issues. i don't have any specific announcements to make on travel, but you can expect he'll be out in the country in the coming weeks.
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>> so, it's going to take some time for some of these providings to kick in, obviously. these are big provisions. specifically on prescription drugs. the $2,000 out-of-pocket cap doesn't start until 2025, we understand. medicare negotiation phasing in between 2026 to '29. how does this help americans in the immediate future? >> that's a great question and one of the important things about the way this bill was designed was to provide both immediate relief and also address long-standing challenges. for example, on immediate relief, this fall, 13 million americans will see lower health care premiums as a result of this bill. about $800 in savings. those benefits will go beyond those 13 million americans because it will mean more affordable health care coverage. people going into fall and winter can rest easier knowing they have access to health care. it takes on long-standing challenges of allowing medicare to negotiate for prescription drug prices, which will take
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some time. we've been waiting decades to put this reform into place and we're going to do it right to make sure those benefits are felt for the long term. >> starting next year, those drug companies that raise prices of drugs faster than inflation, which happens quite a lot are going to have to pay a rebate to medicare if they do that. could we be seeing those companies rushing to hike prices before that? >> certainly medicare has the authorities to make sure that, if they do so, they will be -- that they will be strongly disincentivized from doing so. the provision you just described and the broad erbil are going to result in lower costs for medicare. that means lower costs for consumers as well. and that's another point important for your viewers. reducing cost in medicare is one of the ways this bill actually reduces the federal deficit. when we reduce the deficit, we are helping on the inflation front as well because that's complimentary to what the fed is trying to get done.
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in addition to lower cost for consumers, we're also lowering the cost to the federal balance sheet. both of those are important at this moment. >> how does medicare stop them from doing that before this goes into effect? >> well, if they were -- if they do that, then the rebate they will have to pay -- >> no, i'm talking about -- the rebate doesn't kick in until next year. between now and then, how would medicare stop them from raising it? >> the drug prices for this year are already set with medicare. >> so, they're not -- they have no wiggle room to do that? >> correct. this bill will put them in a position where going forward, it can't go back on where we are this year, and going forward they will have -- medicare will have the leverage to make sure if they do raise prices quicker, ultimately that cost is not borne by medicare or consumers. >> i know that's certainly reassuring to people paying those prices. the president said that there's going to be a student loan forgiveness announcement this
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month. when are we expecting that? >> you've heard the president speak about this issue. i'm not going to get ahead of any decision he's made or any announcement. i don't have one of those for you today. the issue is something he's been focused on for some time and he will speak to it when he's prepared to do so. >> this month? >> i will leave the president's statements, the president's towards speak for himself. he will have more to say about it and i'll have more to say about it when he makes that decision. >> great. karen carin jean pierre said -- why hasn't the president reversed them yet? >> i think you need to look at that issue in the context of our overall international economic policy. the president ran for office, came into office, reflecting the fact that the prior administration's approach to china and international economic issues wasn't serving middle class families, wasn't serving manufacturing companies here in
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the united states. and he has changed that fundamentally. by working with our partners and allies. by going at the core challenges that china really does pose to our economy. if you look at what we're doing just this week, we're taking big steps on that front. the chips and science bill the president will sign tomorrow is the biggest investment in our industrial base and in u.s. manufacturing in modern history. and a lot of that is designed to make sure we have the capacity to build semiconductors here in the united states with secure supply chains that aren't. >> are you saying he might let the tariffs stand? >> i'm saying that's an issue we are looking at. the president will investigate and we'll have an answer on that question when he's prepared to do so. you need to look at that issue in the context of a much broader economic strategy, vis-a-vis, strengthening our own economic position in relation to china. >> brian, appreciate you making the time this morning. thank you so much. >> thank you. i want to bring in cnn chief
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political correspondent and co-anchor of "state of the union" dana bash. nice to see you this morning. >> thank you. happy monday. >> i was joking earlier that a headline this morning could be democrats in array, right? over the weekend, they passed the inflation reduction act and this follows several weeks of getting stuff passed here. how much of a difference do you think, a, this could make to the american people? b, this could make for democrats heading into the midterms? >> first of all, it is -- it is what you just described. it is a series of very important accomplishments, the cap stone thus far, of course, what happened yesterday, which is this huge economic package with a lot of what brian deese was just talking about. a lot of the promises that democrats have made. some of them didn't make it into the package but a lot did. more than anybody had thought even just a few weeks ago. the question that you asked about how much of a difference is it going to make, the jury is
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still out on that. i've been thinking about this this morning. brianna, remember when we were covering obamacare. >> yes. i loved working with you. >> on the hill. and this was an issue that democrats -- it was partisan. no republicans voted for it. democrats said over and over, this is going to help you. this is going to make your lives better. what happened in the midterms? it was president biden's first midterm election. they got shellacked. that was the word he used. the reason is people didn't feel it yet. then what happened, i don't know, not even ten years later when republicans were in control and they tried to overturn it, they couldn't. they couldn't largely because people actually liked it. these things take time. and that is not conducive to an election that is three months away or even two years away. that is just the reality. the other thing is it's how people feel.
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abc has a poll out they conducted just friday and saturday. 69% of americans say that they don't think the economy is going well. that's 7 in 10 americans and it's what you've been talking about all morning. because people just feel bad when it comes to the economy, which is the most important thing if you're going to the grocery store and you can't afford food. if you're going to fill up your car and you can't afford gas or never mind housing. so, those are things that will take some time to turn around. that is just the reality that democrats are facing. >> we want to ask you as well -- do you want to talk about -- >> yes. i'll ask about the pictures. maggie -- axios published maggie haberman's reporting. she reported they found documents in trump's toilet. looks like they were flushed down, intentionally disposed of.
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axios showing these photos. one in the white house, another one is during some kind of a trip. i know people are going to make all kinds of toilet jokes here. the bottom line, these are documents that are supposed to be preserved being destroyed here, dana. >> it's not legal. i mean, there is a law that is in place since the era post-nixon that you have to preserve presidential records. that is the people who work in the white house and the man who was elected to the white house. and that is the rule. which is why you have seen reporting from maggie and others, the then president had a habit of ripping things up and throwing them in the trash. his aides would come quickly along and take them out of the trash and tape them back together, because that is the law of the land. this looks nefarious. we don't know the specifics.
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i don't know if we're going to get to the bottom of what exactly was in there because you're going to have to have the former president cop to it. there's no indication that is something he would do. i was zooming in on my phone on my pictures. i'm sure you guys were also. >> yeah. >> it's a sharpie and it looks like donald trump's handwriting. it looks like it. can we prove it? are we handwriting experts? no. but it's just not legal, full stop. >> yes. sparkling clean toilets, thank god, i have to say. this could be much worse. >> it's the little things. >> i just want to put that out there. you had some great interviews this weekend on "state of the union." you spoke with lindsey graham about whether he would support donald trump in 2024. i want to play this clip. >> i think he was a consequential president. if you compare his policies to what's going on today, i think he's got a hell of a story to say. i think we should look at election integrity measures to
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make sure some problems don't happen again. but if he runs for president, talking about 2020 is not what people want to hear. >> so interesting. he says election integrity even as he says move on. >> look, he's actually one of those few trump supporters who's not an election denier. he says the election was not stolen. joe biden won the presidency, full stop. and what he did in addition to that clip is look into the camera and basically say, donald trump, stop talking about 2020. that hasn't happened. it's not going to happen. just this weekend he spoke at cpac and he was even further down the election live rabbit hole than he has been recently because he had this huge crowd of people who were just eating up the conspiracy theories. not just from him, but from other people. so this is just the reality that republicans are going to have to
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deal with if, in fact, donald trump runs, and if, in fact, he gets the nomination. this is what all of this talk about what happened in 2020 and the trump presidency isn't ancient history. it could be the future. and it is about the most slippery slope you can think of for a lot of these republicans. >> look, if lindsey graham thinks he's successful as a trump whisperer, it doesn't appear to be working. >> not on that issue. >> i don't think it ever has. you asked the same type of question of senator blumenthal of president biden and whether or not senator blumenthal would support biden running for re-election in 2024. i think this follows a long exchange where you basically had to drag an answer out of him. let's listen. >> i think this november is going to determine how successful president biden is in the next two years and how
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strong he would be as a candidate. >> your nonanswer is going to likely be perceived as an intentional dodge. you won't say, yes, i support president biden. is that where you want it to be? >> i will support president biden. >> do you want him to run? >> if he decides he wants to run, and i think his decision will be determined by how november ends for the democratic party and for nors like myself, who are running for re-election. >> i think i followed that, dana, but it was interesting how kind of torturous the answer was. >> and for so many democrats. i think what he said at the end was the most illuminating, which is president biden is likely going to decide based on how bad or not so bad things end up after election day this year, three months from now. and we don't know if he's right.
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what we do know is the message from the white house is that president biden intends to run. i talked to kamala harris, maybe two months ago, and she said, full stop, he's running, she's going to be on the ticket, but the reason why these questions are being asked, i didn't sort of ask it out of the blue, is because you have other democrats who are on the ballot from south carolina, which is obviously very red state, to minnesota, a couple of congress people there who are so-called front-liners, saying that they don't think that joe biden should run. so, this is a debate that's happening. it's not because the accomplishments we talked about at the beginning are not long legislatively. it's not because there are not other things he has done that democrats very much support. there are lots of other factors that they are considering. >> dana bash, fun to see those interviews. thank you for joining us this morning. great to see you.
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>> thanks for having me. warnings of a nuclear disaster possible as russia launches rockets as europe's largest nuclear power plant. we're live in ukraine with the latest. how the cease-fire between israel and gaza-based militants is holding after a weekend of strikes. plus, four muslim men shot and killed in albuquerque, new mexico, three in just the last few weeks here. officials are now looking into a possible connection. we'll be speaking to the city's mayor. every year we try to exercise more, to be more social, to just relax. and eating healthy every single meal? if only it was this easy for us.
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this morning we have developments in crisis zones around the world. in the middle east, a tenuous cease-fire after three days of fighting in gaza and israel. in friday, israel fired missiles to stopped what they called an imminent palestinian attack. jihad has fired at least 700 missiles into israel. tensions also between china and taiwan as the chinese are conducting four straight days of live fire drills around taiwan, including land and air exercises. it comes after house speaker nancy pelosi's recent visit to the island. and in ukraine, the united nations warns fighting around the zaporizhzhia power plant risks, quote, a nuclear disaster. concerns mounted this weekend after shelling damaged the
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plant. now, no radioactive leak has been detected. we'll get straight to cnn senior international correspondent david mckenzie in kyiv. david, what's the latest? >> reporter: the latest is this very alarming development there's been shelling in and around a very large nuclear site, the biggest in europe, south of where i'm standing. the atomic watch dog saying the combatants are playing with fire. the president saying russian attacks on this very large site, not immediately at the site of the nuclear reactors but within the vicinity. the russians are saying it was the ukrainians shelling that site. since march when the russians took over zaporizhzhia, there have been shelling ukrainian positions, particularly across the dnipro river in, in and
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around that. some accuse them of using that as a shield because ukrainians know it's too dangerous to strike back. president zelenskyy saying more needs to be done by the international community to avoid a disaster which, in his words, could affect the whole of europe. today the u.n. secretary-general weighed in. >> an attack to a nuclear plant is suicidal, and i hope those attacks will end. at the same time, i hope that the iaea will be able to have access to the plant and to exercise its competencies. >> reporter: the iaea, the atomic agency, says they want to get in there, make sure it is safe. at least one of the reactors was shut down. no leaks, as you say. it's disturbing. heavy caliber weapons and artillery, rockets operating in
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that immediate vicinity, and this shelling over the weekend really does raise the stakes in terms of the safety, security of that nuclear site where ukrainian operators have been working and the occupation of russians for several months now. >> it is such a precarious situation, to say the least. david mckenzie in kyiv, thank you very much. joining us now is cnn senior national security correspondent, alex marquardt and former spokeswoman agar smalley. does russia have an appreciation for this, are they acting like that? how fragile is the situation? >> it's extremely fragile. you heard the secretary-general cal . so seems to be a bit of a
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cynical ploy by russia to accuse ukrainians of bombing the facility. of course, the ukrainians are accusing the russians of doing it. we have seen the russians putting their forces, their weapons, their vehicles in civilian areas for protection. assuming the ukrainians are not going to fire on those facilities. this is obviously the most dangerous one here. what we have, according to multiple authorities, are rockets and mortars being fired on 174 casks of spent fuel and three radiation detectors. those detectors, if they are destroyed, that could weaken their ability to see if there is a nuclear disaster. according to the ukrainians, the russians sent their troops underground as this attack started. so, it does appear to be he
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said/she said, of course, but the russians are really trying to make it look like ukrainians are going after the biggest nuclear power plant in europe and creating a very, very potentially dangerous situation. we've seen all kinds of destruction, of course, across ukraine. this could be one of the most dangerous situation we've seen yet. >> following all the others, right? alex used the phrase, cynical ploy. are there any signs the russians are being pushed back here? they've been making this concerted effort in the donbas, they seem to be making up ground as much as they want. in the south, the offensive we've been hearing about from ukraine hasn't materialized to the extent some had hoped. >> the ukrainian military has seized back certain villages in certain areas. it's largely in part due to the military equipment they've received from the west. you have that, but i always am very cautious about overstating ukrainian advances here and overstating also russian losses. they have lost a lot of troops, yes. they lost a lot of equipment but there are a lot of tools in their tool box they haven't used
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yet. they have an entire other army on the eastern side of their country that hasn't even been deployed yet. they have foreign mercenaries they've used. they have their own mercenaries and others they've used. i look at the attacks on this nuclear plant signaling three things. first, the russian government knows very well what it's doing. it went through chernobyl. they're not idiots. they know how criminal this move is. their entire tactic is to terrorize civilians and the country to bend to its demands. they're not going to stop at anything to do that. that's their goal. that's their message. the second two parts is that they are not done in the east. once they seize control of that, they're going to continue into central ukraine. they're not done with their mission. the third is that this war could really linger. we have to all be prepared for that. >> can i note, zaporizhzhia is an area not fully under control of russians. russia is trying to take over. it's in the middle of the country. this is one of the areas we believe russia is going to try
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to hold a sham referendum to, in their mind, annex it. >> i want to talk about israel and the cease-fire that we're seeing. israel and islamic jihad reached a cease-fire after a few days of fighting. how is this conflict different? >> so, well, it didn't expand or go -- or even seem at risk of getting out of control. usually when i was at the white house, we had a few times where there were spats between israel and hamas, israel and other militants or israel and lebanon. the first thing the u.s. government does is rush in washington, in tel aviv, rush to call for a cease-fire. the reason is because the u.s. gets very concerned about any kind of conflict that could spiral out of control. why? because it's not good for israel, obviously, but also because the u.s. has a defense pact with israel. we don't want to be roped into anything. but with this one, the difference was it did seem like a very targeted mission. i will tell you that the israelis usually, while they're
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very receptive to american meetings, they will unapologetically finish their mission. when they reach a cease-fire, they usually feel they reached their mission. >> and there may be a political pact inside israel. >> there could be. we have a new prime minister in israel who does not have a military or national security background. >> which is rare. >> which is very rare. be benny gantz, was there a calculation in lapid's mind. this was pre-emptive strike that started on friday. this was 50 hours, just over two days. crisis was averted in that it could spire spiral out of control. i covered the gaza war in 2017 which lasted more than 50 days. however, of course, there were a lot of casualties. 44 palestinians were killed. israel is saying most were islamic jihad militants. the health authorities in gaza
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are saying at least 15 are children and there are other civilians. this still is a tragedy, of course, because we're no closer to, you know, helping the people of gaza have better lives or reaching any sort of longer-lasting peace deal. this was a short, thankfully, spurt of violence. one that could easily have spiralled out of control. what's most interesting, guys, is hamas did not get involved in this. hamas said, we're not taking part. we're going to condemn this attack. but they did not want to get involved. >> thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> thank you. a north carolina sheriff announcing plans to have ar-15s on hand on campus. and beyonce's big debut. her new album topping the charts and helping her set a record.
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as a move to lower the federal deficit. photos obtained by "the new york times" maggie haberman for her new book on the trump presidency, actually on donald trump's entire career, the photos appear to show white house records -- some white house records in the toilet. white house staff believe that trump put them in there and made a habit of it. trump has denied this. the national spotlight for florida's governor about to get brighter. we have just learned ron desantis will headline rallies for republican candidates in arizona, new mexico, ohio and pennsylvania here in the coming weeks. a sheriff in north carolina is planning to house ar-15 rifles in every school campus this fall for emergencies. buddy harwood of madison county says he has the -- critics say it would be dangerous for children. roger e. mosley, known for helicopter pilot, theodore "tc"
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c calvin on "magnum pi" has died. he was in critical condition after a car crash left him paralyzed last week. >> most famous helicopter in television, brown, yellow, orange. our thoughts with his family and friends. more on cnn and cnn.com. don't forget to download the 5 things podcast. go to cnn.com/5things. beyonce's album "renaissance," the biggest debut by a woman. joining us rahel solomon. there was a lot of discussion at the beginning. oh, is this just kind of a dance album? is this conventional? what it is, here you go. >> it's working. not only is she achieving that milestone with this album, but this is her seventh solo album and she's achieved the same milestone with all of those albums.
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what's resonating about this, it's so inclusionary. she pays tribute to dozens of black women icons in the industry. she shows a lot of love for the lgbtq community. there's something here for everyone. guys, this is just act 1. we'll probably be talking about beyonce a lot this year. >> are there other records this album has broken as well sm. >> it's her most important streaming week to date for her entire career. she's winning on all levels here. >> she never loses. >> she never loses, no. >> let's talk about cracker barrel, if we can. what did they do? they're offering something and people are mad they're offering something? >> so, cracker barrel announced a plant-based option. at first you hear this and you think, well, all of the fast food chains have plant-based options, what's the big deal? this hit a nerve as people flooded their facebook with comments saying, do your
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research. this is a bad choice. some saying, you used to sell real things and threatening not to be a customer. not sure what it is because they're not taking away the pork sausage option. they're just adding an option. one in ten americans don't eat meat so there is clearly a market for those type of consumers. the company then taking to its instagram and posting something, you know, unifying us as a country. the non-meat eaters and meat eaters saying pork sausage lovers and nonsausage eaters can join. >> cracker barrel is known as meat and potatoes and grits, on the heavier food. if you look online, people are upset about this, i should say, oh, the woke. this is getting ridiculous. >> woke has certainly been hijacked to mean something very different than what it was supposed to mean initially. it initially started a lot of
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up-war but if you look at the most relevant comments, people are saying, thank you, i'm traveling. i'm a vegetarian. i would like to have options when i'm in certain states. >> watching my cholesterol. >> lots of reasons, health reasons, some cite animal welfare issues. lots of reasons people have decided to scale back on the meat and cracker barrel is trying to appease everyone. unclear if this will work with their core audience. >> can't make everyone happy if you're cracker barrel or if you're beyonce. >> you don't think people are happy? >> well, some people were ticked off, rahel. >> this is true. >> there was some controversy. >> she has rectified that. >> yes. and clearly, a lot of people are excited about this album. including one rahel solomon. >> and me. who's not excited? rahel, thank you very much. albuquerque's muslim community is on high alert this morning after the shooting of four men. three of these men were killed just here in recent days. we have an update from the city's mayor next.
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this morning albuquerque is on high alert after four muslim men were killed. police do believe these cases could be connected. the most recent shooting happened on friday night. the body of 25-year-old na naeemhussain was found. mohammed hussai and aftab hussein. police say these victims were ambushed with no warning. albuquerque police this morning are looking for information on this vehicle of interest. take a good look at it. they say it could be connected to the killings. joining us now is the mayor of albuquerque, tim keller. mr. mayor, thank you for joining us. we just put the picture up of
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this vehicle of interest. any other leads you can tell us about this morning? >> well, right now this is the best lead the public can help us with. so, we know this vehicle has been connected to the scenes for a couple of these incidents. we're asking everyone, especially in our community down here, to help us track this down. it's a relatively unique vehicle. we know there's roughly 100 of these in central new mexico. so, it's just a question of time and identification of finding this vehicle. of course, connecting the dots further to bring justice to what's happened. this is our best bet right now. >> obviously, all four victims we're talking about here, muslim men. anything else you can tell us about how these cases are linked? >> at this point in the investigation we want to make sure and focus on that as our priority. some of that really means not sharing every detail of the
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investigation. but we're very concerned that these are obviously tied together, they're obviously targeting muslim men and happening right here in our own refugee community, historically which has been a very safe and welcoming and inclusive place for decades. and so our community is extremely in a place of grieving right now, but also in a place of outrage that this could happen in our city. >> now, officials at this point tell us they aren't using the word hate crime to describe this. why? >> well, it was certainly a hateful act. i think you have to call it what it is. it's obviously targeting muslim men, a string of killings all related. we know that. now, there are different terms that speak to motive and i think at this point we have no indication as to motive. we don't even have an indication as to where the perpetrator is even from. the assumption is they're from here. they might not be.
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it is the norm in law enforcement communities that you don't categorize things without knowing the motive. clearly it's hate-driven. >> so, no exact information on motive yet, other than the identity of all the victims. another phrase that authorities have been loathed to use so far is serial killer. why? >> well, it's a similar situation there in that, again, we have a string of killings and they're targeted towards muslim men. we know that that is the case. and that's what a lot of people feel that that term reflects. but if you work with the fbi and so forth, again, that term speaks to motive. and, again, we -- unfortunately, we don't even know that right now. there could be a number of motives that may or may not be specific to these individuals for different types of reasons. >> mr. mayor, you know, you were speaking about the muslim community and the fear that must be going through that community and your city right now.
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if you were a muslim man, how could you feel safe going out in public? >> well, it's very difficult right now. we know folks in our community, the muslim community especially, they are afraid to even leave their house, especially at night. they're afraid to pray, they are afraid to start school. that's why our city, we have marshalled every resource to have now police presence at all our mosques during prayer time. we're working with our different police departments with respect to safety at schools and specific sort of buddy system related programs at school for kids. we're even deal meal deliveries for families that are afraid to leave their house, even to get food. we're also providing counseling and trauma. we are marshalling every resource we can to both make the community feel safe and also try and understand, we have to support this community. we have to make sure we
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physically show up for them. >> i was going to ask, what's your message to the muslim community in albuquerque this morning? >> they know this is not our city. we have had a long-standing, wonderful relationship with our muslim community that goes back hundreds of years. we believe we are absolutely unified from the highest levels of government down to our neighbors and our community on the street in protecting and in supporting this community right now. and we are going to get through this and we're unified in that effort. >> mayor tim keller, i appreciate you being with us this morning. let us know what we can do to help. >> absolutely. thank you. receding waters of lake mead leading to a new, disturbing discovery. providing 88 billion dollars to s support underserved communities... ...helping us alall move forward financially. pnpnc bank: see how we can make a difference for you.
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the caused of death. as you said, this is the fourth set of human remains. the last found just a couple of weeks ago in the same spot, in what's called the swim beach area of lake mead. the first two discoveries were found in may. the first of which people might remember was someone found with a gunshot wound in a barrel. police believe that was potentially a murder victim killed in the mid-'70s to early '80s because of the clothing found on that person. now, these discoveries don't just include human remains. the low levels of water right now in lake mead are also revealing sunken boats, including a world war ii era landing craft. these just unprecedented low levels of water are caused by a mega drought fueled by climate change for the country's largest reservoir. we're talking about 40 million people in the west that rely on water from the colorado river, including lake mead here. so, this is causing a lot of problems. in addition to these grizzly discoveries, this is the
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country's largest reservoir and our first and largest national recreation area. there could be more things discovered as time goes on. clearly, the water levels are at an unprecedented level. the lowest since this reservoir was filled in the 1930s. >> it's something to behold where you see just how low that line is. thank you for the latest on that. >> thanks. this morning president biden and the first lady are heading to eastern kentucky to visit families devastated by flood damage. new revelations this morning about a resignation letter the chairman of the joint chiefs mark milley never sent in which he directly and specifically criticized donald trump. you're an owner. that means that your priorities are ours too.o. our interactive tools anand advice can help you buiuild a future for the ones you love. that's the value of ownership. new astepro allergy. now available without a prescription. astepro is the first and only 24-hour steroid free spray.
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commanders held cancer survivor and defensive line hopeful josiah at team practice in maryland. watch this. >> he aspires to be a defensive linemen so he's going to hang out with the defensive line. we want to make sure you're part of it, so chase young has something for you. [ applause ] >> he looks good in that. >> he smiles too much to be a
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defensive linemen. now an honorary member of the commanders' defensive d-line. the team was clearly into it. i mean, they were all there for that moment. and i think they shared in his joy of being part of the team. >> that kid has a strong handshake. i love it. >> sure did. cnn's coverage continues right now. good monday morning. so glad you're with us. i'm poppy harlow. >> i'm alex marquardt in for jim sciutto. it was a major legislative win for president joe biden. the senate passing a sweeping health care and climate bill on sunday. the $750 billion budget reconciliation package includes the largest climate investment in u.s. history and grants medicare the right to lower certain prescription drug prices. >> we have for

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