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former secretary of state hillary clinton is testifying for 11 hours about the 20-12 benghazi attack. waterloo landlords want to keep a section on renter's applications that requires an applicant's criminal history. the city council is considering banning it. and workers at geonetric in cedar rapids are in marathon of building eight websites for local nonprofits -- all free of charge. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast,
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plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday weekend! if they're renting an apartment to someone with a criminal past. the city council is considering eliminating a if they're renting an apartment to someone past. the city council is considering eliminating a portion of rental applications where you're required to disclose criminal convictions. based on that information a landlord can then decide not to rent to them. landlords of black hawk
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wants to protect the inexperienced landlords who don't know the rules. and preform a background check. waterloo's human rights commission says it's only hurting those who want to start a new life. "by accepting somebody without doing their question you may inadvertently put a pedophile, a sex offender, a drug person, someone convicted of repeated issues of violence, next to someone you love, and nobody wants that." "the idea is that when you go in for an application if the box is removed you don't signal to the employer or the landlord that you have a record and so you're treated as a human being." the city council will hold an open work session on this issue on monday. cedar rapids police are trying to figure out how many properties were vandalized in the cedar hills neighborhood - specifically in the area around gordon avenue northwest. officers do not have
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an exact number of victims, but say anyone with damage should get a professional repair estimate and report it to them. police have identified the suspects but haven't made any arrests. a des moines man who randomly shot at people is waiting for his sentence. a jury found 33 year old pete polson guilty of attempted murder and assault. he fired shots at people last november while driving around a des moines suburb. he wounded two people in pleasant hill, and both survived. polson also shot at a third person. he faces up to 25 years in prison with his sentencing coming up in december. an iowa judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging an oil pipeline through iowa. three landowners questioned the iowa utilities board's authority to give the power of eminent domain to the pipeline's out-of-state developer. the judge says the landowners have to exhaust the administrative remedies required before they may sue a state agency. the judge did not rule on whether dakota access is eligible for eminent domain. the pipeline would carry crude oil through iowa on its way from north dakota to
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illinois. a man who was an aide to former texas congressman ron paul is guilty of causing paul's 2012 presidential campaign to file false payment records. the campaign filed them to former iowa senator kent sorenson. a des moines jury convicted dimitri desari yesterday, and acquitted his co-defendant of making false statements to the f-b-i. prosecutors say the two hid 73 thousand dollars in payments to sorenson. sorenson endorsed paul's presidential campaign before the iowa caucuses in 2012. a recent quinnipiac poll shows doctor ben carson leading the pack of republican presidential candidates in iowa. this is the first time carson has earned that much support, and he's hopeful his momentum will grow. " "well, you know, its one poll. so, when we've had several of them then i might get a little more excited. its nice to know that people are actually listening to what i'm saying as opposed to
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donald trump's response to the recent poll, may have made his polls even worse. he retweeted an insult that said "ben carson is now leading in the polls in iowa. too much monsanto in brain?" blamed an intern for the incident. candidates are going to des moines tomorrow. the iowa events center. the new des moines register - bloomberg politics iowa poll shows hillary clinton holds a strong lead over senator bernie sanders. one member of the iowa board of regents says they may have quote "dropped the ball" when they chose bruce harreld to be the next u-i president. regent subhash sahai commented after protestors stormed the regents meeting wednesday, calling for harreld and the entire board to step down. sahai is a doctor from webster city. he said the board may have mishandled the selection process for the new president. and he says the regents need
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background information before making decisions. sahai hopes that harreld, in his words, "makes us all shine and proud of his selection." he urged the university to give the former i-b-m executive a chance, even though he has no academic leadership experience. later this morning, several cedar rapids non- profits will have a new look online. staff at a software company are racing to get all of the work done before 8 o'clock. some of the 70 employees at geonetric have been working since 8 am yesterday to design new free websites. it's called operation overnight. in the event's fourth year the company has taken on more web designs than ever before. they plan to finish 8 sites by 8 am. at geonetric this have a few more hours to get it all
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geonetric is a software company that builds websites for hospitals around the country. the cedar rapids-based company employs more than 70 creative and talented individuals. named to the inc. 5000 list for seven consecutive years and a two-time recipient of the alfred p. sloan award for excellence in workplace effectiveness, geonetric is continuously recognized for its exceptional work environment. in addition to the company's efforts in advancing the healthcare technology industry, geonetric is also focused on improving the cedar rapids community. this year the winners are tanager place, save cr heritage, families helping families of iowa, inc., olivet neighborhood mission, future city competition, linn county sleep out, millhiser smith foundation and parent education consortium. they learned their organizations will receive new websites, built for free by
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we'll check back in with the group in our next half hour to finishing. tv-9's forrest saunders. thank you. facebook is challenging google. and the company is doing it with a powerful new search engine of its own. that's coming up in today's
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tech bytes. good morning! it's ---.
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across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great
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plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday weekend! plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening
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hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great weekend! thanks kaj. now here's abc's reena ninan
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now here's abc's reena ninan and philip mena with this morning's techbytes. trt oc hey there, in today's to facebook. >> the social network now allows universal searches. trillion posts. if you don't want your posts included u select friends instead of public in your privacy settings. if you're a friend of gifs. >> boomerang takes a burst of photos stitches them together in a one-minute video loop. sounds interesting. finally google frightgeist, avoid costume clashes at your
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>> uses daily search, top costume nationally harley quinn in star wars. >> nothing is more embarrassing than showing up at a party andchewbaccas. and those are your "techbytes." you're acting so funny, what's wrong, billy? my doctor says i have skittles pox. are they contagious? i don't think so.
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i love yoplait greek 100 whips. the texture's quite nice. it's like...a little fluffy cloud in my mouth. fluffy, fluffy cloud.
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a blockbuster day on capitol hill...former secretary of state hillary clinton facing a tough questions about the 2012 attack in benghaizi that left four americans dead, including the us ambassador to libya. republicans say they're trying to get to the truth....democrats call it a political witchhunt. abc's karen travers has all the details from washington. it was a marathon day?.hillary clinton on the hot seat for over 8 hours.... the entire hearing lasted 11 hours. right out of the gate?committee chair trey gowdy telling clinton - the investigation is not about her this investigation is about four people who were killed representing our country on foreign soil. it is about what happened before, during and after the attacks that killed them but democrats had a different take this abusive effort to derail secretary clinton's presidential campaign. republicans released a never before seen email that clinton wrote the night of the attack, addressed to diane reynolds - the name she used for emails to her daughter chelsea. "two of our officers were killed in benghazi by an al qaeda-like group," she wrote. but that's a different position
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obama administration took immediately after the attack, saying it was a protest over an anti-islamic video that grew violent. gop lawmakers also focused on requests for increased security in libya - and the state department response. you had two ambassadors that made several, several requests and here is requests. they were torn up.well, that's just not true congressman. throughout the long deliberate - from republicans. o/c close: once again, what happened 3 years ago?she got emotional when she said how much sleep she's lost, racking her brain about what more could have been to protect those four americans. kt abc news washington. people in decorah are getting
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extravaganza. one group wants to show the community the benefits of solar power in homes. grab your umbrellas and rainboots as you head out the door this morning. kaj will be back after the break with a full look at your friday forecast.
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we'll get to kaj's forecast in just a moment, but first, we have some tickets to give away this morning. straight no chaser is coming to the paramount in cedar rapids on october 29th. we have a pair of tickets for caller nine. call newsline nine 319-365- 9999 us now with your first alert forecast. plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be
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hit in the evening also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great weekend! thanks, kaj. and congratulatio
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and congratulatio ns to of . you are going to see straight no chaser! and congratulatio ns to nancy summers from swisher. you are going to see straight no chaser! we think we work strange hours here on the morning show. but these workers at geonetric in cedar rapids are in hour 22 of non-stop
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we'll check in with them when we come back.
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welcome to your friday. this is a look at a loop of radar. we have some rain in your forecast today. it's october 23rd and this is what you need to know. one person is dead and three others hurt after a shooting on the campus of tennessee state university in nashville. campus is on lockdown as the shooter is still on the loose. a dubuque nonprofit asks an officer from scotland to talk to community members about how to reduce violence in the city. former secretary of state hillary clinton is
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recovering this morning after testifying for 11 hours about the 20-12 benghazi attack. waterloo landlords want to keep a section on renter's applications that requires an applicant's criminal history. the city council is considering banning it. and workers at geonetric in cedar rapids are in the final hours of a 24 hour marathon of building eight websites for local nonprofits -- all free of charge. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be
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most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great weekend! tennessee state university in nashville is on lockdown this morning as police search for a shooter. one person is dead and three others are hurt after a shooting. police say the incident may have involved
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gambling. they say the person who died was not a student. again, the campus is on lockdown and classes are canceled today. dubuque wants to make the city safer. so far this year, police say they've taken nearly 30 reports of gunfire. so a non-profit organization looked for help from someone across the pond. the group invited an officer who works in the scottish violence reduction unit to talk about making the city safer. the scottish government says last year, it recorded its lowest level of crime in 40 years. many credit the low rate to some of the toughest gun control laws in the world. it includes filling out extensive paperwork... ... and proving to police that the potential gun owner isn't a danger to society. graham goulden spoke to about 150 people at the five flags theatre in dubuque last night. he talked about the abuse or neglect many young people often feel before turning to criminal activity in later years. goulden's message centered around young people. he says adults should mentor them and especially teenage boys, so they don't
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decide crime is where they fit in. "sot:36:30 we have law enforcement and they have a clear role but we'll never police away all violence. we need to get people to show some compassion in their communities, to get people to act, to intervene, not just for law enforcement but to challenge their friends, their neighbors." goulden's message comes amid a difficult few weeks in dubuque. the region was horrified over the rape and killing of 66-year-old nancy krapfl in early september. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. four family members involved in an armed bank robbery in martelle will spend at least a decade in prison. a judge sentenced brothers shiloh and andrew palmer to 12 years in federal prison. they went into exchange state bank in april with shotguns and demanded money. they left with more than 33- thousand dollars. their sister elizabeth olinger and her husband peter provided getaway cars in the robbery. prosecutors also said it was elizabeth's idea to rob the bank. she received the longest
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sentence at 16 years. peter's sentence is 10 years. during the sentencing, a judge called the plan 'more sophisticated than usual' robberies. in this case, the brothers left the bank in a getaway car that elizabeth olinger was driving. the three met up with peter, where they burned the first getaway car and switched to another car. deputies arrested the four hours later during a traffic stop. an "energy extravaganza" is set for tomorrow in decorah. it's part of one group's effort to increase solar energy use throughout winneshiek county. the public can tour ten homes that use solar power during the event. winneshiek energy district's goal is to educate people about costs and benefits of clean energy. according to one organizer, tax incentives set to expire in 20-17 and decreasing costs mean now is the right time to invest in solar panels. he says reducing gas and traditional electricity use would also boost local economies. 17:14:22 "to the degree we can plug those leaks in the economy, and keep those dollars
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churning here, that's economic development, that's jobs. our goal is 100 percent local energy and renewable energy by mid-century." if you'd like more information on the energy event, look for this story on kcrg dot com. we're getting our first look at potential plans for an iowa city park that has flooded the last two years. people reviewed renderings and provided feedback of lower city park last night. potential plans include a new festival lawn and stage, as well as new playground. one design would relocate baseball and softball fields in addition to tennis courts. city officials are reviewing how people use the park because it flooded last year - and the year before. the park had been under water for weeks, forcing events to move to other locations for much of the summer. it's the final countdown for people designing
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websites for free. staff at the cedar rapids based software company geonetric have until 8 to finish up one of their largest goodwill campaigns. since 8 yesterday morning, some of the 70 employees at geonetric have been designing free websites for area nonprofits. it's called operation overnight. in the event's fourth year, the company has taken on more web designs than ever before. they're hoping to finish eight websites. tv-9's forrest saunders is live at geonetric this morning. forrest, do they think they'll reach their goal? that builds websites for hospitals around
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the country. the cedar rapids-based company employs more than 70 creative and talented individuals. named to the inc. 5000 list for seven consecutive years and a two-time recipient of the alfred p. workplace effectiveness, geonetric is continuously recognized environment. in addition to the company's efforts in advancing the geonetric is cedar rapids community. this year the winners are families olivet neighborhood mission, future city competition, smith foundation and parent education consortium. will receive new websites, built for free by the experts at geonetric. we'll check back in with the group in our next half hour, cross your fingers that they can get it all done.
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three cedar rapids businesses have a new distinction this morning. "miss her, kiss her, love her, that girl is poison" yesterday was a morning of song, dance and honors at the doubletree hotel in cedar rapids. good morning c-r celebrates the success of local businesses and community leaders. cedar rapids area metro economic alliance organizes the event. and every year businesses that made milestones in service are given the bravo award. "it's a really great opportunity to acknowledge three businesses, locally grown, doing great things here in the community, and then also some other organizations, non profits, community entities that are adding to the culture, just to that really cool fabric that is
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this years winners were millhiser smith insurance agency, rinderknecht associates and world class industries. i got to emcee the event yesterday, and i served on the planning committee. definitely a fun morning. volunteers will be heading to classrooms again this morning. readers. we'll show you highlights of our classroom visits. up next... this morning's weather wise question. meteorologist kaj o'mara is up
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first alert storm team meteorologist kaj o'mara joins us now. plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by
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scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great weekend! plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also
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amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great weekend! plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great weekend!
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social media platform. why it says that snapchat has no business being in the schools. that and more still to come
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hillary clinton is back on top. into the tv-9 newsroom, clinton holds 51 percent support among likely iowa democratic caucus goers. senator bernie sanders is in second with 40 percent support. the poll also showed clinton can attribute her strong poll numbers to her performance in the democratic debate. among debate, 62 percent said clinton did the best job. while, only 31 percent of those who watched thought sanders did the best job. the chauncey tower development in iowa city is back on track. that's after a judge dismissed a lawsuit over the project. filed the lawsuit, trying to stop the 15-story building from going up on the corner of gilbert and college streets.
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apartments, a hotel, offices, a movie theatre, and a bowling alley. the lawsuit claimed city council violated the it approved rezoning for the building earlier this year. for transition nearby neighborhoods. but the judge said he found rezoning for the chauncey project. a beam from the world trade center will make its way across iowa today. the iowa city fire department is planning a salute in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 as the beam passes through on i- 80. they will gather on the prairie du chien road overpass. the beam should pass through around 10:30 this morning. the university of iowa is preparing to ask students about their experiences with misconduct. will offer an online survey to more than 32-thousand undergraduat e, graduate and professional students. the school wants to learn how many students or know
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what improvements students think are needed. the survey is optional to students and all answers are anonymous. students in the dubuque school district now have a harder time sending selfies through the social media app snapchat. the district blocked the app from its wi-fi network on wednesday. administrators say snap chat is distracting at school. they say it wasn't one specific incident that caused them to block the app. the school district says snapchat has no educational value, unlike other social media sites. "the way we balance that there's a lot of educational value that twitter offers as well. there's a lot of professional learning that happens on twitter. " students can still access snapchat using their own data plans. other school districts also block snapchat, including western dubuque. waterloo schools block some social media sites, but not snap chat. local school districts are celebrating the 19th annual america reads: reading is contagious. volunteers will visit classrooms today. yesterday, i read "where the
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wild things are" and "pete the cat" and joe winters read three different books including "cloudy with a chance of meatballs." one student from wilkins elementary school in the linn-mar school district says reading helps him use a creative part of his mind. "i like to read because i like to imagine things and books have a lot of imagination things, like harry potter. " nicole also shared her love of reading yesterday. she did her best lorax voice as she read to this kindergarten class at wilkins. here's our morning mugshot on your friday. it's the marion heritage center's 12th annual soup supper and silent auction fundraiser. it's this sunday from five to seven at the heritage center. come enjoy a bowl of chicken or veggie soup, or a bowl of chili plus a drink and dessert. cost is 6.50 in advance and eight dollars at the door.
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you can buy your tickets at the heritage center. don't forget to bid on the gift baskets at the silent auction. kaj will be back right after the
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here's what you need to know as you head out the door on your friday. tennessee state university in nashville is on lockdown this morning as police search for a shooter. one person is dead and three were hurt in a shooting that police say started as a fight over gambling they say the person who died was not a student. classes are canceled today. nonprofits will launch new websites in just about an hour. it's part of geonetric's operation overnight. workers have been building the sites -- free of charge -- since eight yesterday morning. now, they're in the final stretch -- definitely they go into their
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final hour. now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... plan on a pretty wet day all across the area. showers will move in by mid-morning and be scattered about the area for most of the day. our daytime highs will likely be hit in the evening hours, with a few thunderstorms also possible at that time. overall rainfall amounts with this system will generally be in the quarter to half inch range. plan on a quiet weekend with clearing sky on saturday, and mostly sunny sky on sunday. next week, we'll be watching another system in the tuesday-wednesday time period. have a great weekend! we certainly hope your is off to a good start. good morning america is next. and we'll be back with a local news update at 7:25. also make sure to join us at eleven for the kcrg-
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doctor right away if you have tingling numbness or muscle weakness snoorp good morning, america. one of the most powerful hurricanes ever in the pacific about to make landfall. patricia now a category 5 storm with gusts of more than 200 miles an hour taking aim at a popular tourist destination in mexico. airports closed. american tourists warned of catastrophic damage and texas already hard hit by massive
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flooding, they're in the crosshairs next.
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