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starting off with a live look at . it's tuesday, august 30th. here's what you need to know today. a company will soon step on site of the knutson building to stabilize the aging building. a special cedar rapids meeting today will likely give them the "go ahead". dakota access has asked a judge to keep protestors away from b protestors have already caused millions in damage. recently published risque pictures of former congressman anthony weiner prompted his wife leaving him. she is a top hillary clinton aid. lawmakers are figuring out the next step in response to a report about the medicaid privatization switch. across party lines, they disagree with the results. actor gene wilder, best known for his role in willy wonka and the chocolate factory has died. his family announced the
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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 plan on a day just like yesterday with high in the 80s and scattered thunderstorms roaming around the region. some folks will see some downpours again, while others will see nothing. once this front sinks to the south later tonight, rain chances are over until late sunday as a big, blocking ridge of high pressure expands southward over the area. this is in response to a tropical storm that should move into florida later this week. there is still potential for this to become a hurricane as well. regardless
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there, our weather should be great with highs mainly in the 70s from wednesday through saturday. today: chance of storms. partly sunny. wind: light. high: 82 tonight: storms early, then partly cloudy. wind: nw 5-10. low: 62 tomorrow: mostly sunny and less humid. wind: ne 5-15. high: 79 tom. night: clear and comfortable. wind: ne 5-10. low: 56 state lawmakers are moving forward providers comments about what's working and what isn't with privatized medicaid. the health policy oversight committee held its first meeting since the
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of its multi-billion dollar medicaid program to 3 private insurance companies, called managed care organizations, or mcos. governor terry branstad said the move would save millions of dollars and would cut down on medicaid fraud, abuse, and waste. critics, though, claim the change happened too quickly, and they say providers and iowa's medicaid users are suffering. lawmakers spent much of the 4-hour meeting on monday reviewing a report on the first months of the new system. state overseers said m-c-o's are meeting obligated b being worked out. they also reported iowa has saved millions of dollars. while republicans seemed satisfied with the results, democrats weren't buying it. senator amanda ragan of mason city told tv-9 many care providers and users are still struggling. she said democrats will likely push for new a new medicaid oversight bill in the next session. " we would hope that we could come together and maybe make some kinds of corrections at least " " we are making good headway. but it takes some time. this is a
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iowa has about 560,000 people who use medicaid. a cedar rapids woman says she'll never use a h-t-c phone again after hers exploded. patricia dampier says she tried to answer a call when her phone froze. just a few seconds later, she noticed white smoke appear from the battery. she threw the phone to the edge of her bed. it instantly started to burn the sheets and mattress. patricia then yelled for help and her cousin rushed in. "41:50, "the phone starting sparking soh was smoking and sparking on the floor " patricia and her cousin were able to put it out. firefighters say the battery of the h-t-c phone exploded. governor branstad wants 70 percent of iowa's workforce to have more than a high school education by 20-25. he began working on that goal when he signed an executive order at the career academy of pella yesterday. it creates the "future ready iowa alliance."
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year on how the state can reach that goal. the alliance must also set benchmarks to show the state is making progress. one benchmark includes reducing socioeconomic, ethnic, and racial achievement gaps among elementary and secondary school children. dozens of people took over greene square in downtown cedar rapids to talk about some of the "flashpoint" social issues of the day. they also protested religious intolerance and unequal treatment by police. those messages were part of a larger mission for the the group, "positive words and actions." it formed in january in response to political messages that its organizers say don't represent american ideals. one member hopes yesterday's speakers and a short march around downtown will led to some change locally. "i hope eventually, by strengthening these positive attitudes, we'll have a good influence on our policy decisions." the group also say they demonstrated to support
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in urbana. urbana solar acres is at becca industrial park. the seven acre site with more than 35-hundred panels will power more than 100 homes when it's running in mid-october. this project is a partnership between cipco and the east central iowa r-e-c. the r-e-c decided to make the solar power switch after customers asked for cleaner energy. "we get calls every week on questions about solar energy, putting their own panels up, or community solar projects, it's really popular right now." energy company leaders say customers can expect similar if not the same price on their bills. governor terry branstad says that hillary clinton's plan for the environment is extreme. branstad made the comments yesterday while at an event in pella. branstad says a lot of the democratic presidential
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environmental extremists in california. he says the low carbon standard in california discriminates against corn based ethanol. "that would be devastating to the iowa economy with 43 corn-based ethanol plants in our state. that's why trump's support for, not only renewable fuel standard but corn-based ethanol, is critically important to jobs in iowa and to the health of the farm economy." " trump's presidential campaign says branstad is trump on agricultural issues. iowa ag secretary bill northey and regents president bruce rastetter are also on the committee. a former congressman is caught in a sex scandal for the second time. his wife is a top clinton campaign aide and has announced she is separating from him. good morning! it's ---. plan on a day just like
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thunderstorms roaming around the region. some folks will see some downpours again, while others will see nothing. once this front sinks to the south later tonight, rain chances are over until late sunday as a big, blocking ridge of high pressure expands southward over the area. this is in response to a tropical storm that should move into florida later this for this to become a hurricane as well. regardless of what happens there, our weather should be great with highs mainly in the 70s from wednesday through saturday. today: chance of storms. partly sunny. wind: light. high: 82 tonight: storms early, then partly cloudy. wind:
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night: clear and comfortable. wind: ne 5-10. low: 56
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here's a first look at good morning america.
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in this morning's gfl gfl -- a murder mystery rocking an ivy league school. the search is on for people who stop stabbed to ithaca college students on cornell oouniversits campus. >> i have two patients. one stabbed in the upper left quadrant of the chest. >> reporter: police say anthony and a friend were student-organized party when a brawl broeblg out. >> his friend bumped a girl by accident. he apologized. the both of them apologized. even my brother apologized. >> reporter: police say they do not believe there is any current threat to safety on campus. and they're continuing to investigate what happened. >> we have a lot of videos submitted by folks that were in the area. >> reporter: and we'll have more on the investigation gio benitez, abc news, ithaca,
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scandal involving a disgraced former congressman to attack hillary clinton. abc's kenneth moton has the latest on the scandal with anthony weiner.
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hillary clinton's closest aide. huma abedin announced her split monday from disgraced former new york congressman anthony weiner...caugh t up in yet another sexting scandal. sot trump on radio she's married to a guy that's uncontrolled and uncontrollable. he's a sick person and you know she has access to classified information. abedin released a statement saying... "after long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, i have made the decision to separate from the tabloids. the new york post published raunchy pictures allegedly sent by weiner to a woman identified only as a 40 something divorcee and trump supporter. nats weiner resigned from congress in 2011 in embarrassment. he accidentally tweeted a lewd photo of himself. nats 2011: i'm here today to again apologize. the sexting allegations from several women piled up but abedin stayed by her husband's side. sot abedin i love him, i have forgiven him, i believe in him. their marriage was featured in a documentary on weiner's scandal and his failed run for new york city mayor in 2013. sot documentary it's like a
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abedin's closeness to clinton has been a line of attack for months for trump. abedin is also at the center of newly released state department emails raising questions about her role in setting up meetings between high level clinton foundation donors and the then secretary of state. while donald trump is responding to abedin and weiner's split, hillary clinton is not. abedin who has been with clinton on a fundraising swing in the hamptons did not attend any of clinton's events yesterday. kenneth moton, abc news washington. want to make sure nobody forgets about philando castile. about two dozen people gathered yesterday outside the minnesota state fairgrounds, near a peace garden dedicated to castile. it was along the same road, a police officer shot and killed castile during a traffic stop in july. another group has a rally planned for saturday. authorities in toronto, canada
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homicide that involved a crossbow. police found three family members dead outside their home last week. they arrested a university student just a few weeks away from getting married. authorities say they found a man and a woman dead in the garage. the woman died from strangulation. a crossbow bolt killed the man. in the driveway, police found another man killed from a crossbow arrow. law enforcement arrested 35 year old brett ryan on first degree murder charges. authorities in sout identified a suspect for the murders of two men whose bodies were found years apart. deputies found a burned out truck in may of 2008. authorities say two men went missing from that truck. they found one man in january of 2009 when hikers found his remains. maintenance workers found the remains of another man in a septic tank in 2014. ""methodically, our detectives with the workers of the septic tank system went down into the actual septic tank to continue to drain and recover the bones that were
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investigators in arizona believe the suspect could be in mexico. he has lived in sonora, mexico, but investigators aren't sure where he is now. hunting for pokemon seems like a common occurrence anywhere you go. but in dyersville, people are putting their phones down and trying a different type of scavenger hunt. its here is a live look at .
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plan on a day just like yesterday with high in the 80s and scattered thunderstorms roaming around the region. some folks will see some downpours again, while others will see nothing. once this front sinks to the south later tonight, rain chances are over until late sunday as a big, blocking ridge of high pressure expands southward over the area. this is in response to a tropical storm
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for this to become a hurricane as well. regardless of what happens there, our weather should be great with highs mainly in the 70s from wednesday through saturday. today: chance of storms. partly sunny. wind: light. high: 82 tonight: storms early, then partly cloudy. wind: nw 5-10. low: 62 tomorrow: mostly sunny and less humid. wind: ne 5-15. gh: 79 tom. night: clear and comforb. nd: ne 5-10. w: 56 thanks, kaj.
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are on a different kind of social scavenger hunt.
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them all over the city. others then find those rocks, post a picture on facebook, then re-hide those rocks. local organizers says more than 700 people have already gotten involved. "the ones that are really really good are the desirable ones and people are like, 'oh i gotta get out and find that one.' " dyersville isn't alone in this rock hunt trend. organizers tell us there's at least one rock hunt happening in every state in the u-s. killings of two nuns in mississippi pretty hard. she's known the nuns for a long time and even lived with one of them for a time. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9.
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you need to know today. a company will soon step on site of the knutson building to stabilize the aging building. a special cedar rapids meeting today will likely give them the "go ahead". dakota access has asked a judge to keep protestors away from building sites of a pipeline running through iowa. it says protestors have already caused millions in damage. recently published risque picture weiner prompted his wife leaving him. she is a top hillary clinton aid. lawmakers are figuring out the next step in response to a report about the medicaid privatization switch. across party lines, they disagree with the results. actor gene wilder, best known for his role in willy wonka and the chocolate factory has died. his family announced the university of iowa graduate's death yesterday. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news
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first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a day just like yesterday with high in the 80s and scattered thunderstorms roaming around the region. some folks will see some will see nothing. once this front sinks to the south later tonight, rain chances are over until late sunday as a big, blocking ridge of high pressure expands southward over the area. this is in response to a tropical storm that should move into florida later this week. there is still potential
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of what happens there, our weather should be great with highs mainly in the 70s from wednesday through saturday. today: chance of storms. partly sunny. wind: light. high: 82 tonight: storms early, then partly cloudy. wind: nw 5-10. low: 62 tomorrow: mostly sunny and less humid. wind: ne 5-15. high: 79 tom. night: clear and comfortable. wind: ne 5-10. low: 56 a man accused of killing 2 nuns in rural mississippi. 46-year-old rodney sanders is charged with capital murder as well as grand larceny and burglary. officials aren't sure yet if sanders intentionally targeted the nuns. the two nuns who were killed, sisters paula merrill and margaret held, have iowa connections. sister rose hacker of sacred heart parrish in boone knew both women. she helped start project mississippi in 2007. it's an effort by students to collect school supplies to send to mississippi. when sister
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sister rose joined her. "we lived together for 4/4 years and that's when i met sister paula because they worked at the same clinic so we became friends " " sister rose says her faith is getting her through this difficult time. sanders, the man arrested for the nuns' murders also has an iowa connection. he was in prison from conviction of 2nd degree robbery. sanders also served time in iowa for a third degree o-w-i and theft. the clayton county supervisors have approved rezoning more land for a sand mining company that has been mining silica sand for years. the pattison sand company wanted the change for more than 700 acres of land, giving it the option to mine the property in the future. the supervisors passed the second and third readings of the rezoning yesterday,
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industrial. the supervisors are also requiring the mining to be underground. pattison has to implement a well monitoring program... and it also must pay for any well damage from the mining. pattison still needs a conditional use permit from the clayton county board of adjustment. dakota access has asked a federal judge in des moines to issue a restraining order against two protest groups and their leaders. it's against iowa citizens for community improvement and bold iowa. the groups are planning ways to block construction along the oil pipeline route, iowa. this is video of protestors in north dakota last week. dakota access says protestors have burned some of their equipment, causing three million dollars in property damage. protestors released a statement, saying big oil does not get to restrict their freedom of speech while protecting property rights and water. governor terry branstad says if protestors try to stop construction of the pipeline, he'll authorize the iowa state patrol to deal with them. the governor says troopers would
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the nearly 12 hundred mile pipeline would send oil from north dakota to illinois. branstad says protestors should accept the iowa utility board's approval of the project. a dubuque man is facing a felony robbery charge after police say he threatened a man with a knife. police say on wednesday, 26 year old thomas ostrander robbed a man at his home... ...on north cascade road. court documents show he took a necklace, wallet, watch and cell phone. police caught up to ostrander near the appearance thursday morning. as thousands of people were leaving kinnick stadium saturday night, police were chasing a 20 year old. it ended when dylan sockness, crashed into a house. the 20 year old is from wisconsin and faces multiple charges including a o-w-i and child endangerment . police say he had a 16 year old girl with him who'd run away from her home in wisconsin. here's the house on olive court in iowa city where the chase
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but police say the driver narrowly missed people directing traffic and concert goers - and speeds reached 100 miles per hour on melrose avenue. the world of comedy has lost legendary actor gene wilder. the two-time oscar nominee was perhaps best known for playing a magical factory owner in "willy wonka and the chocolate factory." as jeanne moos reports, wilder knew how not to grow up and how to keep people laughing. willy wonka has left this world.... natsot/willy wonka clip: "want to change the actor gene wilder changed it with his performances, from his oscar-nominated role in the producers to his other oscar- nominated role in "young frankenstein." natsot/dr. frankenstein clip: "dr frankenstein? frankensteen? you must be egor? no it's igor." wilder died at the age of 83 from complications of alzheimer's, though his nephew said it never stole his ability to recognize those closest to him. there was nothing wild about wilder in person. he had a sweetness about him even
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to have a baby? yes. well, i'll tell you after the interview."he was an actor who painted watercolors, who married 4 times. his third wife was s-n-l favorite gilda radner, who got ovarian cancer, even as wilder himself successfully battled non- hodgkins lymphoma. : "i said i'll sign right now to exchange life spans with you. the irony was i meant it. i thought she'd pull through and she would live longer than i would."5 years into the marriage, she was gone. wilder's 4th wife survives him. there's a big hole in comedy's heart with the loss of gene wilder, tweeted comedian larry wilmore. wilder blazed his way through mel brooks' comediesa natsot/blazing saddles clip: gunshots no wonder kids liked him. he was an expert in not growing up. : "alot of men are babies. to grow up its something that comes easier to women." : "there is no life i know to compare to your imagination."a toast to your imagination, gene wilder. you'll live in ours. jeanne moos, cnn. new york wilder also attended the
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degree in communication and theater arts. in 2001, wilder donated a collection of scripts, pictures and more to the university of iowa libraries. the rush to transform kinnick stadium back into a football venue after last weekend's concert continues today. workers removed the stage yesterday and most of the equipment that they had installed for the saturday night concert. but the whole tear down could last till wednesday. the
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on saturday against miami of ohio at 2:30 p.m. holding a concert so close to the first game created a heavy workload, but they're not expecting any issues. one step closer to a dollar more for minimum wage workers. the board of supervisors is voting for the first time to raise the wage in the county. up next... this morning's weather wise question. meteorologist kaj o'mara is up right after the break. it's ---.
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plan on a day just like
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thunderstorms roaming around the region. some folks will see some downpours again, while others will see nothing. once this front sinks to the south later tonight, rain chances are over until late sunday as a big, blocking ridge of high pressure expands southward over the area. this is in response to a tropical storm that should move into florida later this week. there is still potential for this to become a hurricane as well. regardless of what happens there, o highs mainly in the 70s from wednesday through saturday. today: chance of storms. partly sunny. wind: light. high: 82 tonight: storms early, then partly cloudy. wind: nw 5-10. low: 62 tomorrow: mostly sunny and less humid. wind: ne 5-15. high: 79 tom. night: clear and comfortable. wind: ne 5-10.
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building in cedar rapids
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the city is holding a special meeting today to take a step forward in the process. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg tv-nine. it's --. hobart historic restoration
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are hoping to stabilize the 128-year-old building before winter. the cedar rapids city council will hold a special meeting today to talk about giving the company access to the building. last month, the council picked a proposal from hobart to turn the building into apartments and office space. council members liked the idea of immediately stabilizing the building. the hobarts expect finish the project by next fall. initially, the council considered a plan to turn the building into a magnet school. the cedar rapids school district
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linn county supervisors will vote on a county-wide increase in the minimum wage at a formal meeting tomorrow. it's the first of 3 votes. it would boost the minimum wage a dollar each year for 3 years starting january first. that would take the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour now to $10.25 by the year 2019. one question for county leaders is whether some towns or cities would "opt out." "i know there has not been a lot of feedback yet but i want to get this on an agenda and have a discussion and also have some comment at our coui ordinance would eventually tie future minimum wage hikes to changes in consumer prices. similar to social security payments, increases in a consumer price index would lead to automatic hikes. that means the county minimum wage would be linked to the rate of inflation after 20-20. in a kcrg t-v nine update the linn county sheriff's
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trespassing. when sheriff's deputies arrived at palo auto salvage on old ferry road around 4:45 pm yesterday, they found 45 year old melvin roberts with a gunshot wound in the leg. the sheriff's office says a man found roberts trespassing, and shot him when they started arguing and it got heated. they expect roberts to be okay. the deputies eventually arrested him on an outstanding warrant. the man who shot him does not face charges at this time. a waterloo man could spend up to 25 years in prison for robbing ra' a black hawk county jury found 21-year-old charles jones guilty of first degree robbery, going armed, and making a false report to law enforcement. that's according to the waterloo cedar falls courier. the county attorney said jones went into the market with a handgun and demanded money back in november. that's when the manager reached for a gun and jones shot at him. the manager then fired back, hitting jones. the prosecution said he later lied to police, saying he was shot when someone tried to mug him.
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kcrg 9.2. xavier is at jefferson tonight. if you can't see it on t-v, you can also see it live on kcrg.com. now for our morning mugshot. it's almost time for fry fest. this friday is the annual hawkeye fan fest. it's a one day event with a lot of activities including a hawkeye fashion show, autograph sessions, and a pep rally. the event is a kick off for the ui football season and honors hayden fry, a former head coach for the hawk for coralville's fourth of july celebrations. it all starts at 9 in the morning on friday and ends with fireworks at 10 at night the iowa river landing. 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.
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members will likely allow a company to go on site of the knutson building soon. hobart historic winter. the meeting starts at 1:30 this afternoon. the murder of two nuns in mississippi has an iowa connection. a nun in boone knew both of the women killed and lived with one of them for a time. the man suspected of killing the women also spent time in jail in iowa for robbery and other charges. today, the national hurricane center might name the tropical storm close to florida. as that storm builds, it will hold a high pressure system over us here in the midwest. and as kaj is about to tell us, that means dry and warm
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now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... plan on a day just like yesterday with high in the 80s and scattered thunderstorms roaming around the region. some folks will see some downpours again, while others will see nothing. once this front sinks to the south later tonight, rain chances are over until late sunday as a big, blocking ridge of high pressure expands southward over the area. this is in response to a tropical storm that should move into florida later this week. there is still potential for this to become a hurricane as well. regardless of what happens there, our weather should be great with highs mainly in the 70s from wednesday through saturday. today: chance of storms. partly sunny. wind: light. high: 82 tonight: stor partly cloudy. wind: nw 5-10. low: 62 tomorrow: mostly sunny and less humid. wind: ne 5-15. high: 79 tom. night: clear and comfortable. wind: ne 5-10. low: 56 we certainly hope your is off to a good start.
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morning america is next. and we'll be back with a local news update in about 20 minutes. also make sure to join us at eleven for the kcrg- tv9 news at midday. have a great
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good morning, america. storm watch. a tropical storm warning for the carolinas. one of three big systems growing in the atlantic. florida's gulf coast also on alert for heavy rain, rip currents and dangerous winds. out west, two hurricanes could be heading for hawaii. >> scandal in the clinton campaign. hillary's closest adviser huma abedin now separating from her husband anthony weiner after donald trump already on the attack calling it a national security issue. >> he's a pervert and just a very sick guy and she's married to him. >> how clinton's campaign is reacting this morning. a dramatic rescue caught on dash cam. ten cars piled up trapping a woman inside a burning car. brave bystanders rush to the scene and pull her free.

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