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flood victims. armed militia protestors in oregon are controlling a national wildlife refuge. the f-b-i is now involved, but protestors say they aren't leaving any time soon. and president obama will meet with the attorney general today to discuss options for tougher gun control laws. 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 seasonable january day with highs back into the mid-20s. overall, it should be pretty decent. we'll start off with clouds and we should see them scatter out as the day goes on. later tonight into tomorrow, the wind will
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be mainly in the 30s from tuesday on through friday. our weather does get a little more active, perhaps as early as wednesday evening with a rain/snow mix becoming likely into thursday and friday. this is a messy system and while wintry accumulations do appear low, we will probably see impacts on the roadways. a quick heads up - much colder weather is likely from sunday through at least next wednesday. this air will be the coldest of the season so far. dubuque police are investigating a shooting this morning. police say they responded to 942 main street at about 11:45 last night. they say one person was injured. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders is live in dubuque this morning. forrest,
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that's right brady and nicole. so far we do know the person injured is likely to be okay. but the shooting was several hours ago and police are still on scene here. if you take a look... in dubuque, forrest saunders, kcrg-tv9 news. rescue crews in johnson county
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search back up later today for a missing canoer. first responders were looking for the person yesterday afternoon after their boat capsized in the coralville reservoir. the johnson county sheriff's office responded to a report of the capsized boat around 2-45. a 9-1-1 caller reported seeing the canoe with 2 people in it capsize near bobbers grill. investigators say bystanders were able to pull one person to safety before rescue teams
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arrived. that person went to u-i-h- c. deputies have not released fire departments and the metro area dive team were on scene for hours. they stopped their search last night, but said they will pick it up again today. responders in southeast wisconsin have found the bodies over the weekend. police in walworth received a missing persons report around 11:00 yesterday morning. police say the 4 men from illinois were last seen leaving a house around 2:00 a-m and never came back. whenever you see news, give us a call on newsline nine. that number is 319-365-9999. you can also email pictures and video to newsroom at kcrg dot com. the iowa national guard is hard at work this morning making sure missourians have clean water. those troops are in high ridge missouri which is just southwest of st. louis. last week, more than 10 inches of rain fell causing rivers to swell and leaving several
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communities under water. 24 people have died in missouri and illinois from the flooding. it's also contaminated this water treatment plant in high ridge. soldiers work in two twelve hour shifts pumping clean water from neighboring town fire hydrants and transporting that water to high ridge water towers. the water from the hydrants is clean, but must be boiled before drinking. soldiers say the people there have waved, honked, and said thank you as they drive by. the missouri national guard says it is also very thankful for iowa's help. "we're very happy to have neighbors like iowa to come and help in a situation like this. whenever there's such a large need there's only so much you can do, sometimes you have to ask for help and we're glad to have that assistance." the troops will spend the next few days transporting and building a water purification system for the towns 65 hundred residents in need. the iowa division of criminal investigation is looking into a fatal shooting in chickasaw county.
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several law enforcement agencies responded to the 100 block of saint lawrence street in nashua around 4:30 saturday afternoon. nashua police officers found a 56-year-old man dead with a gunshot wound. k-i-m-t in mason city reports it may have been an accidental shooting. authorities have not released his name. body camera policies at iowa police departments are not meeting national standards. that's according to a report from the des moines register. the register reviewed enforcement agencies. the review found the departments when it comes to transparency of the programs. the review also showed the public did not have input into developing the policies. cedar rapids police say a policy on body cameras will be shared with community groups when a final draft is finished. president obama is launching a this week. he will meet with attorney general loretta lynch
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restrictions. he's expected to announce a new executive action with the goal of expanding background checks on gun sales. the executive actions will likely come ahead of the president's state of the union address on january 12th. a waterloo business is closing its doors by the end of february. pier 1 imports says it's closing the store at the crossroads center mall. according to the waterloo-cedar falls courier, the 9-thousand square foot store is already advertising a liquidation sale. a pier 1 executive says they were looking at the efficiency of its stores when it decided to close the waterloo location. hawkeyes fans across the state were likely holding onto their own superstitions or good luck charms during friday's rose bowl matchup with stanford. one newton woman's charm was her medal she earned for playing in the rose bowl for the hawkeyes nearly 60 years ago. she has worn that medal proudly for every hawkeye game since 1957, but it went missing around thanksgiving last year.
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"anyone who knows me knows about my rose bowl medal" take one look around dorothy carpenters home "we're certainly a family of hawkeye fans" there's no doubt. shes a hawkeye. and has been since 1956 when she joined the famous scottish highlanders, an all female bagpipe and drumming band. "oh im right here, third snare" as fate has it, her first year at iowa, the hawks made it to pasedena. "was of course that magical football season for the hawkeyes to get to go to the rose bowl for the very first time" the band played on their train ride out, in the parade, at halftime and on the rides back. and after it all, they got this medal. carpenter has worn it nearly every day since. "i consider it a good luck charm too. i wear it to all teh games" that was until the monday before this thanksgiving. nearly 60 years later. she went to the grocery
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was on the chain, teh medal itself is gone. i could i couldve lost it" so she put an ad in the paper and crossed her fingers. "lost and found, reward if found and my undying gratitude and my phone number" as she was figuring it her phone rang. " this womans voice. please call, i have something important to tell you. that that shes calling about my rose bowl medal..." fate struck again. "she was absolutely excited about finding me as i was about her finding my medal,. i had really lost laugh "too much stuff..." even though she's not making another trip to pasadena, she thinks the medals return a sign. good luck is on it's way. just like 1957. "....i have a good feeling" w-o-i's claire powell with that story. like many hawkeyes, carpenter said she considered going to pasadena for this year's rose bowl. but she decided to
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stay home so she could catch all of the bowl games on friday. new details this morning about what experts say electronics show. and love is in the air -- at least online. why the start of a new year is the busiest time for ahead in techbytes.
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back into the mid-20s. overall, it should be pretty decent. we'll start off with clouds and we should see them scatter out as the day goes on. later tonight into tomorrow, the wind will come back around leading to a week that'll be mainly in the 30s from tuesday on through friday. our weather does get a little more active, perhaps as early as wednesday evening with a rain/snow mix becoming likely into thursday and friday. this is a messy system and while wintry accumulations do appear low, we will probably see impacts on the roadways. a
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weather is likely from sunday through at least next wednesday. this air will be the coldest of the season so far. good morning! plan on a seasonable january day with highs back into the mid-20s. overall, it should be pretty decent. we'll start off with clouds and we should see them scatter out as the day goes on. later tonight into tomorrow, the wind will come back around leading to a week that'll be mainly in the 30s from tuesday on through friday. our weather does get a little more active, perhaps as early as wednesday evening with a rain/snow mix becoming likely into thursday and friday. this is a messy system and while wintry accumulations do appear low, we
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will probably see impacts on the roadways. a quick heads up - much colder weather is likely from sunday through at least next wednesday. this air will be the coldest of the season so far. good morning! it's ---. plan on a seasonable january day with highs back into the mid-20s. overall, it should be pretty decent. we'll start off with clouds and we should see them scatter out as the day goes on. later tonight into tomorrow, the wind will come back around leading to a week that'll be mainly in the 30s from tuesday on through friday. our weather does get a little more active, perhaps as early as wednesday evening with a rain/snow mix becoming likely into thursday and friday. this is a messy system and while wintry accumulations do appear low, we will probably see impacts on the roadways. a quick heads up - much colder weather is likely from sunday through at least next wednesday. this air will be the coldest of the season so far. thanks kaj.
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government -- have taken control of a national wildlife refuge in a rural part of oregon. abc's megan hughes has the latest on the new hotbed for anti- government sentiment. armed militia members man a guard tower usually used to spot wildfires. this wildlife refuge in harney county oregon-has been taken over and become a symbol. bundy: "it is the people's facility. owned by the people. ammon bundy says they've come with generators and other supplies -- potentially preparing for siege-like conditions. local law enforcement
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fbi has now taken over-and tensions are running high. . sot jordan: "it's sort of frightening when there are toting guns." sot mccannon: "people are afraid." ammon bundy militia leader "it is the duty of the people to put that government back in its place." bundy, along with his father, nevada rancher cliven bundy were involved in a standoff with the government over grazing rights two years ago. nats from april 5, 2014 - confrontation with law this latest incident, now occupation.. started with a protest over the sentencing of two local ranchers for setting fires on federal land steve and dwight hammond went to jail for 90 days initially but government officials are calling for them to serve out their five year sentence. sot hammond "to think that there is this many people showing up"ms of signs sot hammond: "see you in five years." verbatim: president obama is back from his vacation ready to work.
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he says he's not waiting any longer. this is a live look on our city cam. kaj will be back right after the break with a look at your monday forecast. stay with us. meteorologist kaj o'mara joins
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first alert forecast. plan on a seasonable january day with highs back into the mid-20s. overall, it should be pretty decent. we'll start off with clouds and we should see them scatter out as the day goes on. later tonight into tomorrow, the wind will come back around leading to a week that'll be mainly in the 30s from tuesday on through friday. our weather does get a little more active, perhaps as early as wednesday evening with a rain/snow mix becoming likely into thursday and friday. this is a messy system and while wintry accumulations do appear low, we will probably see impacts on the roadways. a quick heads up - much colder weather is likely from sunday
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least next wednesday. this air will be the coldest of the season so far. thanks, kaj. her family and an anonymous
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save one woman's life. but, they had to give a little, in order to get their peace of mind. more on that coming up
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good monday morning to you. we're looking live from on our citycam. it's january 4th and here's what you need to know today. police in dubuque are investigating a shooting on main street that sent one person to the hospital. rescue crews will continue to search for a canoer missing in the coralville reservoir. the boat capsized yesterday. onlookers rescued the other person in the canoe. members of the iowa national guard are
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hard at work just outside st. louis, missouri providing drinkable water to flood victims. armed militia protestors in oregon are controlling a national wildlife refuge. the f-b-i is now involved, but protestors say they aren't leaving any time soon. and president obama will meet with the attorney general today to discuss options for tougher gun control laws. 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 seasonable january day with highs back into the mid-20s. overall, it should be pretty decent. we'll start off
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with clouds and we should see them scatter out as the day goes on. later tonight into tomorrow, the wind will come back around leading to a week that'll be mainly in the 30s from tuesday on through friday. our weather does get a little more active, perhaps as early as wednesday evening with a rain/snow mix becoming likely into thursday and friday. this is a messy system and while wintry accumulations do appear low, we will probably see impacts on the roadways. a quick heads up - much colder weather is likely from sunday through at least next wednesday. this air will be the coldest of the season so far. dubuque police are investigating a shooting this morning. police say they responded to 942 main street at about 11:45 last night. they say one person was injured, but they should be okay. we do have a crew on the way to the scene to find out more information. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders is live in dubuque this morning. forrest, what's the
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latest from there? that's right brady and nicole. so far we do know the person injured is likely to be okay. but the shooting was several hours ago and police are still on scene here. if you take a look... in dubuque, forrest saunders, kcrg-tv9 news.
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search today for a missing canoer. first responders were looking for the person yesterday afternoon after the boat capsized in the coralville reservoir. the johnson county sheriff's office responded to a report of the capsized boat around 2:45 pm. a caller into 9-1-1 reported seeing the canoe with 2 people inside turn over near bobbers grill. investigators say bystanders were able to pull one person to safety before rescue teams arrived. that person was taken to u-i-h-c for treatment. deputies have not released that person's condition. several fire departments
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and the metro area dive team were on scene for hours, working in below freezing air temperatures and extremely cold water. they stopped their search last night, but said they will resume sometime today. at least 24 people have died from the flooding in missouri and illinois. and even more are struggling because of lack of drinkable water. dozens from the iowa national guard are helping with water purification outside of st. louis as the water is finally pulling back. kcrg-tv9's brea love is in missouri with the latest on clean-up. these troops are on their third day of hard work, and its been non stop since they arrived january 1st. cg-2nd. lieutenant kenneth voorhees - iowa national guard- sot "when we arrived here we just go settled in. we had pretty much a couple hours off, and we started up at 3 in the morning" 3 in the morning until 3 at night.. troops are working in 12 hour shifts to make sure high ridge residents are regaining a necessity. within the last 72 hours they've run 174,000 gallons of
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water. sot " they have pumps hooked up to the fire hydrants and basically a fire hose runs, and we fill the hippos, water tanks on the back of the trucks and we have pumps on the back of the hippos, that will pump them into a tank, and into the water tower." the water from the hydrants is completely clean, but not suitable for drinking. the town is under a boil order, but lieutenant voorhees says residents very thankful. sot "there have been a lot of honks, and waves, and thank yous as people drive by." he says being out here and experience the need shows its importance. sot "just seeing the signs that say conserve water, and going into gas stations you cant get a fresh cup of coffee because they can't serve anything with water. it just really puts things into perspective that they do really need this water, because it is a dyer issue." that's why they are doing all they can. sot "we also are running the water purification system those guys have just setting that up today, they got approval for the site, so they are working on getting
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tv-9's brea love with that story. the troops will be there over the next few days focusing on transporting water, and building that purification system. president obama is meeting with attorney general loretta lynch today to talk about options for tightening gun laws. sources say the president is expected to take executive action without congressional approval. it would include expanding background checks - a move which has widespread public support. the republican presidential frontrunner is critical of the move. " "so, he's going to sign another executive order having to do with the second amendment. having to do with guns. i will veto that. i will un-sign that so fast. so fast. " president obama made it clear in his weekly presidential address that he won't wait for gun control action after several mass shootings. at any one time, there are thousands of patients on a list waiting for a kidney transplant. a monticello woman found herself on that list a few years ago, but the generosity of her family and
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an anonymous donor saved her. it was a part of a paired donor program. doctors at the university of iowa say they're helping to cut down on the wait time for people in dire need of new organs. debbie hein's problems started after an alaskan cruise 3 years ago. "i started feeling sick to my stomach all the time."after testing, doctors told her it wasn't a virus she'd caught or something she'd eaten on the trip, but kidney failure. "i ended up on dialysis, which was a real shock." debbie endured 3 years of dialysis, and was placed on a constantly-growing waiting list for a transplant. "there aren't enough organs to go around; about 100 patients are added to the waiting list every day."to make matters worse, debbie has type-o blood, the most common. her husband mark and her sister teresa, both of whom elected to donate a kidney, have type ab. to solve this incompatibility , teresa, who debbie calls "her angel," entered into a paired donor program. "the anonymous donor donates to a donor recipient pair whose donor is incompatible. that donor, in turn, donates to someone else, and if you keep this
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going, there becomes a never-ending chain." meaning that even when teresa's kidney couldn't work for debbie, it did work for someone else. "she was my paired donor. she donated a kidney, so that i could receive a kidney." but debbie's struggle wasn't over, as doctors found something completely new during surgery. "they discovered that i had some spots on my liver." it turned out to a slow- growing malignancy. a devastating blow, but one that forced her and her family to fight even harder. "i didn't want to let my sister down, because she gave so much that i didn't want to give up." only a few months after her kidney surgery, debbie got a new liver. "i've gotten stronger and better every day." all of that, just in time to enjoy the holidays with the family she loves so much. "we just kept fighting, and here we are. we're still here, and we're going to enjoy that family." just weeks left until the iowa caucuses and candidates have a packed schedule in iowa.
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democratic presidential frontrunner hillary clinton will make a stop in cedar rapids today. up next... this morning's weather wise question. meteorologist kaj o'mara is up right after the break. it's ---. first alert storm team
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joins us now. plan on a seasonable january day with highs
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pretty decent. we'll start off with clouds and we should see them scatter out as the day goes on. later tonight into tomorrow, the wind will come back around leading to a week that'll be mainly in the 30s from tuesday on through friday. our weather does get a little more active, perhaps as early as wednesday evening with a rain/snow mix becoming likely
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friday. this is a messy system and while wintry accumulations do appear low, we will probably see impacts on the roadways. a quick heads up - much colder weather is likely from sunday through at least next wednesday. this air will be the coldest of the season so far.
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education funding and monitoring the medicaid changes. those are the top two agenda items for iowa's legislators this session. but they won't be stopping there. more on that coming up
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the new year brings the start of a new iowa legislative session. that's one week from today. for the past 5 years, the legislature has been split between republicans and democrats, with republican terry branstad as governor. this year, the democrats control the senate with a narrow margin, 26 to 24. republicans hold the majority in the house, 57 to 43.
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of time during the 2015 session was k-through-12 education funding. another issue lawmakers will still likely be at odds over, is the change in iowa's medicaid program. two iowa legislators say their work doesn't end there. "raising the minimum wage so we at elast get a start on iowans having a living wage sand not having to live in poverty working 20 hours a week... " "we havent done anything with income taxes....i'd like to see us create a better enviroment so iowans and business have more money in their pockets at the end of the year..." hunter and zaun say they would not be surprised to see the 2016 session go a week or two long. new mayors are set to take over in black hawk county this month. in waterloo, quentin hart will begin a 2-year term in the mayor's office with a ceremony at the city council meeting at 5:30 tonight. hart will be waterloo's first african-american mayor. he won a runoff
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last month. in cedar falls, jim brown will take over for long-time mayor, jon crews. brown also won a run-off election in december but crews dropped out before the runoff. crews had served as mayor of cedar falls 3 separate times going back to 1971. while local politicians take office in eastern iowa today, several presidential candidates will speak to voters. two at the high end of the polls for the republicans will start multi-city tours today. ted cruz opens a 6-day, 36-county bus tour today. he is scheduled to be in eastern iowa on saturday in allamakee, bremer, clayton, and fayette counties. florida senator marco rubio has been polling third in iowa. he'll be in burlington today and cedar rapids on tuesday, with a visit to the cedar rapids marriott planned for 8 a-m. for the democrats, former secretary of state hillary clinton will appear in cedar rapids today at the new bo city market. that will happen between stops in davenport and des moines. she's scheduled to
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one candidate behind in the polls hopes to win iowa voters. yesterday, republican presidential candidate mike huckabee spoke to a crowd of about 100 people in a suburb of des moines. throughout his speech, huckabee stressed the importance of iowa in the election process. in 2008, he won the iowa caucus and is sticking to his plans to win them over this time. " i don't think there's any shortcut than going out there and talking to voters one on one and organizing in every county. as of thursday we will have done events not just driven through and waved we will have done events in all 99 counties. " democrat martin o'malley also campaigned in des moines last night. he's behind hillary clinton and bernie sanders in the polls. now here's our morning mugshot on your monday. the linn county master gardeners will hold their annual winter gardening fair on march 5th at coe college in cedar rapids. class registration begins today. the day-long event features a keynote speech and workshops to learn
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tips and techniques for your garden. it's 59 dollars for the day- long fair. that includes a lunch. if you have a non-profit event or organization you'd like to see featured... send us an e-mail... mugshot at kcrg-dot-com. kaj will be back right after the break with a final look at your monday
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here's what you need to know as you head out the door on your monday. rescue crews will continue to search today for a missing canoer on the coralville reservoir. the two person boat capsized yesterday afternoon near bobbers grill. bystanders pulled one person to safety before rescue teams arrived. crews took that person to uihc for treatment. president barack obama will meet with attorney
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general loretta lynch to discuss options for tougher gun restrictions today. experts say he will announce a new executive action in the coming days. that executive action would expand background checks on gun sales. gun control advocates expect the announcement next week before the state of the union address on january 12th. new mayors will start their jobs in black hawk county this month. quentin hart will be sworn in this evening in waterloo. he's the city's first black mayor. jim brown will take over the leadership role in cedar falls after long-time mayor jon crews. now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... plan on a seasonable january day with highs back into the mid-20s. overall, it should be pretty decent. we'll start off with clouds and we should see them scatter out as the day goes on. later tonight into tomorrow, the wind will come back around leading to a week that'll be mainly in the 30s from tuesday on through friday. our weather does get a little more active, perhaps as early as wednesday evening with a rain/snow mix becoming likely into thursday and
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friday. this is a messy system and while wintry accumulations do appear low, we will probably see impacts on the roadways. a quick heads up - much colder weather is likely from sunday through at least next wednesday. this air will be the coldest of the season so far. 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.
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tv9 news at midd good morning, america. donald trump unleashes his first campaign ad this morning. >> that's why he's call for a temporary shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> taking direct aim at hillary clinton. highlighting the boldest proposals. as the war of words heats up. she gets ready to unleash her not to secret weapon. standoff.
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