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June 27th, 2012
12:50 PM ET

Queen Elizabeth and ex-IRA chief seal end to conflict with a handshake

Nic Robertson on the historic handshake between Queen Elizabeth II and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness.

Filed under: IRA • Queen Elizabeth II
June 27th, 2012
11:13 AM ET

MYB: Why are gas prices falling?

Christine Romans looks at the factors pulling gas prices down and why we could see $3 gas by the fall.

Filed under: Gas prices • Minding Your Business
June 27th, 2012
08:49 AM ET

Devastation as Colo. wildfire spreads – KMGH's Eric Lupher on how responders are working on containment

(CNN) - Firefighters again will battle inferno-like conditions on Wednesday as they try to tame an explosive wildfire that has already chased some 32,000 residents from their homes near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

"This is a firestorm of epic proportions," Richard Brown, the Colorado Springs Fire chief, said late Tuesday. Winds gusting to 65 mph through mountain canyons blew the wildfire through containment lines into northwest Colorado Springs on Tuesday afternoon.

Gov. John Hickenlooper surveyed the Waldo Canyon Fire, telling reporters it was a difficult sight to see.

"There were people's home's burned to the ground. It was surreal," he said late Tuesday night. "There's no question, it's serious. It's as serious as it gets."

The 15,000+-acre fire remained only 5% contained. Officials labeled it as exhibiting "extreme fire behavior."

KMGH's Eric Lupher reports on the latest this morning on "Early Start."


Filed under: Wildfire
June 27th, 2012
07:24 AM ET

Congress student loan deadline looms

Christine Romans on how new federal student loan interest rates could spike if Congress doesn't act by Sunday.

Filed under: Congress • Minding Your Business • Student loans
June 27th, 2012
07:21 AM ET

Olympic rings lowering on London's Tower Bridge marks 30 days to games

Erin McLaughlin on the lowering of the Olympic rings on London's Tower Bridge, signifying one month to the games.

Filed under: 2012 London Olympics
June 27th, 2012
07:17 AM ET

What's trending for June 27th, 2012

NBA draft pick Davis trademarks unibrow, "gay Oreo' sparks Facebook war and driver catches golf ball at 120 MPH.

Filed under: Trending
June 27th, 2012
06:46 AM ET

WATCH: Debby still wreaking havoc in Florida – George Howell reports

George Howell on how Florida is bracing for more rain and flooding as Debby continues to batter the state.

Filed under: Uncategorized
June 26th, 2012
10:26 AM ET

MYB: Sandberg named to Facebook board, News Corp. reportedly considering break up

Christine Romans explains the significance of Sheryl Sandberg joining the Facebook board and discusses reports that News Corp. is considering splitting into two companies.

Filed under: Minding Your Business
June 26th, 2012
10:21 AM ET

Rep. Gutierrez: Arizona immigration law 'about targeting and scapegoating a particular community'

Yesterday the Supreme Court struck down key parts of SB 1070, Arizona’s law to deter illegal immigration. However, one of the most controversial elements of the bill, the so-called "show your papers" law, remains.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat representing Illinois, has been a consistent opponent of SB 1070 since it was enacted.

On Early Start this morning, Gutierrez explains why he opposes the law.

Gutierrez says the Arizona law gives a cop “a responsibility, if he has a reasonable suspicion that you have an immigration problem, to detain you and to detain you until you can prove otherwise.”

Due to concerns about racial profiling, the Justice Department announced a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns.

“This is all about targeting and finger pointing a particular community and scapegoating that community,” Gutierrez says.

Filed under: Immigration • Supreme Court
June 26th, 2012
10:13 AM ET

Clyde Williams explains why he decided to challenge Rep. Rangel in the New York primary

Democrat Charlie Rangel, the U.S. Representative for New York’s 15th congressional district, is in a fight for his political life. The third-longest serving congressman has been in his position since 1971.

In November 2010 Rangel was weakened by scandal when the Ethics Committee found him guilty of violating House ethics rules.

Former Bill Clinton aide Clyde Williams is running against Rangel in today’s election. Williams tells Early Start’s Ashleigh Banfield that he jumped into the race because he thinks he has the best ideas.

“This election, to me, is not about me it’s not about Charlie Rangel it’s really about the future of our community and who has the best ideas to move our community forward and that’s what I focus on,” says Williams.

Williams says he never brings up the congressman’s ethics issues. Watch more from the interview with Clyde Williams on CNN's "Early Start" in the clip above.

Filed under: Politics
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